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AND ENDS LONG TRIAL
LOS ANGELES TIMES EXPLOSION
IS CLEARED UP.
James B. Will Probably Get Life Sen
tence and John J. 14 Years
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 1.-James B.
McNamara pleaded guilty to murder
In the first degree in Judge Walter
Bordwell's court today. His brother,
John J. McNamara. secretary' of the
International Association of Bridge
nd Structural Iron Workers, entered
pla of guilty to having dynamited
Llewellyn Iron works in Los An
geles on Christmas day, 1910.
James B. McNamara's confession
clears up absolutely the tragedy of
the explosion and fire, which at 1:07
o'clock on the -norairg of October 1,
g191O, wrecked tie plant of the Los
Angeles Times at First and Broadway,
qnd caused the death of 21 persons.
For 19 of these ueatt.s the McNamart
brothers were indicted, aud J. B. Mc
N.mara was on trial specifically for
the murder of Charles J. Haggerty, a
machinist, whose body was found
nearer than that of any other to the
spot where the dvuamite was suppos
ed to han been placed
Both men's senncese - set for]
Dec. 5, when it is expected District
Attorney John D. Fredericks will askl
for life imprisonment for James B.
McNamara, the confessed murderer,
&and probably 14 years' imprisonmenti
for his brother. The men's lives are
Sconsidered saved. The great conten
tion that the Los Angeles Times was
not dynamited is dead beyond r'esur
rection .or argument.
S Why Did He Confess?
Tonight as the two brothers sat to
gether in the county jail, refusing to
see any one or make any statemen-t,
an interest second only to the occur
rence itself hung about the question
with reference to James B. McNa
mara-"Why did he confess?"
* To this, opposing counsel gave the,
"He confessed because he was guil
ty, and that's al there is to it," de
clared District Attorney Fredericks.
"He was counseled to confess be-j]
cause that was the best thing he could
do, in the opinion of counsel," said
.ttorney Clarence S. Darrow, chief of
counsel, "I will say now that there
was no other reason or motive .in it.
l 've studied this case for -months. It
presented a stone wall."
Darrow's statement was made as
looking. squarely in the faces of the
charges that the recent arrest of Burt
"H. Franklin, an investigator employed
by the defense, and two others with
him might have precipitated a situa
tion untenable save by confession ofI
Negotiations on ror Weeks.
-"Negotiations have been on for
wee,ps," asserted Darrow, and this'
was corroborated by District Attorney
Fredericks. "We expected at one time
that Jim would confess last Monday,
*but he would not," said Darrow.
Darrow also denied that external
pressure was exerted from union la
bor sources and Soc!anlst sources as
Gen. Harrison Gray Otis charged to
~night in a formal statement, or that
the municipal election to be held next
uesday, in which Job Harriman, one
the defense's counsel, is candidate
mayor, carried any weight. It1
learned that Harriman was not
nsulted at all in the deliberations.
While gaunt and hoarse, Harrimar
aned against the wall of his cell and
.No Politics In It.
"The trial has nothing to do with.
~ocal issues," he said. A telegram
from Darrow to Andrew Gallagher, a
San F~rancisco labor leader, confirmed j
A brotherly affection bordering oni
worship, it became known tonight,
brought about James B. McNamara's
confession. A desire to save his
brother from the necessity of confess
irv' anything at all held back day ar-a
zer day tt: word that would end the!
"Joe, is not in on this deal," the
N eticed man '..;rated with insist
dnce born of or e zreat idea.
"I t-ont't ca"e dTat happens to me."
Told Sf'ry to D'errow .
With thanks to you, our i
ust closed is by far the bigg
iave ever had. That's the I
apon the confidence of the r
he banner month of my bu
we will offer some unheard
1 1 . ..o
LONG TAILORED COATS. DECEMBER HAT
We get in new Coats almost daily. AT STILL GRE
larocal Plush, Chiffon, Broadcloth and1
lon't have to dodge last year's styles.
100 beautiful Broadcloth Coats,
worth $6.50 to $8.00, choice .. . .$5.00
100 beautiful Carocal, full 52 inches
long, worth $10.00 to $12.50, sale
price... ... ... ... ... ... ..$7.98
100 beautiful Broadclotf and Plush.
oats, $10.00, $12.50 and $15.00. -
EACH DAY BRINGS NEW ARRIVALS.
New Chiffon, Panama and Voile '
Skirts, new Silk Shirt Waists, new
ilk Underskirts, new Silk Parasols,
aew Kid Gloveg, ten-button and 16
button lengths. Everything that is
aew and attractive.
WE SELL SERIGES. -Notwithstanding
Yes, hundreds of pieces. Our Serges selling we have a
re better values for less money. to which we are <
42 and 44-inch 'Serge, black and you come here, vi
aavy blue, $1.00 value, at only.. 75c. out of ten do, you
45-inch Oak Serge, a dandy, $1.50 the minute, of thi
auesaepie........$1.19 an off-season prn
valu, sle pice.......... stock and we do
COLORED DRESS GOODS. ness of the town.
be on hand this v
I am determined to close out my $2.9%, s3.50, $4.00o
Dress Goods stock this fall and win
er. Have you seen our big 25c. table. BARGAIN ST
:ts the second table as you enter the 10dznmse
o.6 1-2; to 8 1-2, all
Dress Goods worth, and sold at, 3 c,
E9c' and *9c, take your choice for, the 60 dozen ladies
ard... ... ... ... ... ... .....25c. h-eel and toe, 20c
All colored Dress Goods worth '75c for... ... ... ..
nd $1.00, take your choice for, the 40 dozen misse
rard... ... ... ... ... ... .....59c. ings, values 25c,
No Goods Sent Out on 2
Mimnaugh's I Mimnaugh's I
I Continue to Offer
riends and patrons, the month of November
est and most successful month's business we,
iest proof that we have strengthened our 'hold
eople. I am determined to make December
5iness career. In order to accomplish our aim
of prices. 'Come every day.
)O Ladies' Tailored Suits to
be Closed Out.
[HE SUIT SALE OF THE AGE!
t slaughter of prices that will set the whole,
n wild. Every suit in the store has had its
:e cut from a quarter to a half.
e lot all wool high class suits regular price $12.50 to $16.50$89
your choice the week at*
t No. 2. One lot of suits the most remarkable values ever offered, colors
:, blue, garnet and novelty cloths regular price $18.50 $20.00 $ 39
522.50 December bargain price choice
t No. 3. One lot of-suits of the best material usedI in high grade suits, these
represent our broken lines the regular price is $25.00 $27.50 74
10 and $32.50 take your choice of any suit in the lot for $1
BARGAINS SHOES THAT ARE SHOES. RED WOOL FLANNEL, YARD 10c.
ATERREDUTIONCool mornings call for warm clothes.
:6- 'Here is a flannel offer to put warm
underclothing on every little chap. If
you buy here and your bill is $5.00,
6- we will sell you 10 yards Wool Flannel
6-at, the yard... ... ... ...... ...10c.
500 SWEATEBS LEFT.
-;. 0- This big lot, of ladies' Sweaters
must be closed out. Use your own
good common sense and don't buy your
*. - Sweater without first coming here.
- &00 Sweaters, worth from $2.00 to
$3.50, reds, whites and blacks, all sizes,
choice this week at only, each. .$1.49
Now ead Shos fr me, Soesfor 100 ladies' Sweaters, worth $3.50 to
Now eadShoe fo me~ Shes or.$4.00, reds and whites, a1 sizes, choice
wom'en, Shoes for children cheaper.... ..... .......... .... ....$2.49
than you ever bought them before. 100 ladies' Sweaters worth $5.00 to
IHard pressed shoe f.actories let us 13O,rd an wht, ll sz,
the tremendous make our own prices in many cases.
onstantlectding If You can buy two pair for the price ofFRSFUS
hich we think nine one. Its cash on1 delivery. All goodsAt2pecetlsshayocn
can get a Hat up to delivered in the City limits. Pee n uf,$.8t 2.0st
s season's styles, at
:e. We carry the rEN'S CLJOTHING FOR LESS THAN COTTON GOODS AT LESS
the Millinery busi- RGLRCOHN TR HNWOEAEPIE
Note the prices and RELA LTIGSREHANWOSLEPCS
reek. $1.98, $2.49, PRICES. 1 bale Cotton Checked Homespun at
nd $5.00. only, the yard... ... ... ... ... .4.
OCING SALE. tol,teyr......
' Ribbed Hose, sizesIbaebsgrdApoChcd
10c. value, at....5c. e'al-olfac wrse an Gigasatol,yd. .... .I
value, two pair t 1.0 hieti eka. 99 aego ev uig ad c
........25c.Men's all-wool, hand-taiorsed Wo-2bleanid SaIlnd d c
~ Blck Ct StCk-see Suits, former prices $1.50$02baehavWieHmspnte
t onl...... t $1.50 choice this week at......$19.98yr............c
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ignify that both are wrong," said
ir. Darrow, "as a matter of fact, Jim
IcNamara did not mean to kill any
iody. They have told me the whole
tory, and it is substantially as it has
>een told in the press, except there
vas really no criminal liftent. It was
neant as a score to The Times, and I
oubt whether there was enough ex
flosive to really do the damage that
vas done, but, of course, gas helped.
lut the crime is the same, no matter
vhat the intent"
"Why didn't you wait until after
[uesday's elections?" Darrow was
sked. "Don't you know this will hurt
rob Harriman's chauoes to be elected
"I know, but we could not take any
hances. Maybe the State would have
oacked our of their agreement. . Lives
vere at stake and r think we saved
"It was evidence gathered by the
Itate of California that brought about
his plea," Darrow said when asked
vhat means he. believed to have beez
nose effective. "That was evidence,"
te added, emphasizing the "was."
Attorney Joseph vcott of the de
ense told of th6 long argumentative
ession with James B. McNamara i
vhich counsel urged him to plead
Wan,ed to Save Brother.
"I'll plead guilty all right," he final
y agreed, "if you will leave 'Joe - (J.
. McNamara) sout ot it."
"We can't do that," he was told.
'It's both or neither. May be you
vill be hanged."
"Maybe I will," said James B/, chew
"It won't look nice and it won't
eel nice," said an attorney sharply.
"I don't mind hanging for .the prin
3iple involved," saidt the main stub
bornly, and many hours were 'sp~ent
aonvincing him, that nle best -could
serve his brother by allowing him to
plead to the wrecking of the Llewellyx
[ron works. .
The indictment against Ortie Mc
Manigal; indicted with J. 3. MeNa
mara in the case of the Lewellyn Irox
works, is still pending.
So far as has been learned less than
a dozen men knew when court opened
what was going to happen..
Judge Bordwell did not betray his
information, but chatted about the
possibility of a session. Malcolm Mc
Laren, representative of. .the detective
agency which brought about the ar
rests, was denying a report .that Mc
Manigal had refused to confess.
Few Knew What Was Coming.
Fredericks brought his wife to court
and G. R. Holton, W. Joseph and S. L.
Vermilya, his deputies, knew what was
coming. So did counsel for .the de
fense, the two prisoners, Samuel L.
Brown, chief of the investigation for
the State, and Harry M. Sullivan, an
investigator for .the defense.
The jury was discharged at 3:10
p. m. -- .
The prisoners were taken back to
jail, -Judge Walter Bordwell retired
to his chambers and opposing codnsel'.
went to their rooms.
"The McNamaras have pleaded gul--.
ty because they are guilty," was Dis
trict Attorney John D. Fredericks*
"If I'd have seen - any way out of
it we would not have done it," said
Clarence S. Darrow after court. "We
have -had it under consideration since
a week ago Monday. I am glad it's
over with. It has been the greatest
strain of my life. T~he Los Angeles
Times building was blown up by -Jas..
B. McNamara with nitroglycerine, to
be sure, but the bomb touched off thg
gas, and gas really did it"
"Did you have to wrestle hard w th
the :JcNamara broth~ers to get admis
sion ?" he was asked.,
Facts Werc Overwhelming:
"Somewhat, but the facts have been
overwhelming. Every loophole was
gathered in by the State. .As far as I
am concerned I felt that sooner' or
later it had to come. Things were
happening in which big people are in,
terested. The movement was impell
ing. They wanted the matter cleared
2p and feared furthe~r bloodshed un
ess we obliterated the incident from
los Angeles at once.
"Of course I felt that I have helped
he McNamaras by getting them to
>leadi, in so far as they probably will
ot be sentenced to death. Life im
~risonment has been meted out 'to
ames B. and John will get off with