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CHARGES AGAINST THREE ARE DISMISSED
Federal Court Room, Indiana
polis, Ind., Oct. 1. The alleged
wynamite conspiracy of the Iron
workers union got uncler full way
The government's first move
was to dismiss the charges
against three of the defendants
Patrick Ryan, of Chicago; J. W.
Irwin, of Peoria, and A. J. Kav
anaugh, of Springfield, 111.
Judge Anderson then set aside
the consolidation of the cases.
For a time it seemed as if every
one of the 48 remaining defend
ants would have to be granted a
Then District Attorney Miller
dismissed 45 of the 100 counts on
which each of the 49 were indict
ed, and Judge Anderson re-con-j
solidated the cases.
Ortie McManigal pleaded gujl-
ty to all -the counts. He was
brought into court, surrounded
Jh hv half a rri7Pr Hpniitv United
States marshals, through the
judge's private office.
The defendants in the case
watched him intently, but there
was no expression of sentiment.
This seemed to disappoint Mc
Manigal, who thought "his appear
ance would be the signal for a
The informer was fat and sleek
and faultlessly dressed. He stood
up on the order of Judge Anderson.
"Do you understand the charges
'amst you? the judge asked.
"I do, your honor," said Mc
Manigal, his voice clear and de-
Are you guilty or not guilty?"
asked the court-
"Guilt'," said McManigal.
"In each case?" asked the
Judge Anderson then said that
sentence would be suspended, and,
McManigal, still surrounded by
deputies, was taken back to the
The selection of a jury was- be
gun. The first request of the defense,
was for additional time to pre
pare demurrers. Judge Anderson
would not rule on the motion un
til McManigal had been ar
raigned. Then he refused it.
The 55 counts still standing
against the defendants are as fol
lows: 5 charging conspiracy, 34
charging transportation of dyna
mite, 16 of nitro-glycerine.
The small courtroom was
crowded today. There were gray
haired women, younger .women
whose nervousness was obvious,,
and laughing, chattering chil
dren. No one was allowed to en
ter unless there was a seat for
him or her.
One of the defendants was not
in court. He is Daniel J. Brophy
of Brooklyn. He fs in the hospital
suffering from a broTcen leg.
BropTiy's non-appearance will not
delay the trial, since his appear
ance was entered by hiscounsel.
Court opened at 9:30 this morn
ing. One hour before that the
corridors of the federal building
were packed with people- There
were labor men from all over the