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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911. TWELVE . PAGES.
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CLEMENCY AS REWARD FOR
CONFESSION OF M'-NANIARAS
Arrest of Alleged Briber
Believed to Have
LIFE TERM FOR JAMES
Los Angeles Business Men Play
Prominent Part in Ending
Los Angeles, Dec. 2. District Attor
ney Frederick gave today a full ac
count of tbe negotiation leading up to
the pleas cf guilty entered yesterday
In the McNamara murder trial. He
declared that in making an agreement
for the confessions, counsel for de
fense came to his terms and outside
Influence did not prevail upon him.
Fredericks admitted business men
had conferred with him, but he reject
ed their proposition. Fredericks de
clared that since July he had offered
the defense to let Jumes B. McNamara
plead guilty to save his brother.
RCJK(-TKI) MOttTIl AOO.
A month ago. he said. Darrow made
virtually the same offer, and he refus
ed to accept. Then Darrow and Stef
fcns got together and Stiffens induced
men to call on Fredericks to urge ac
ceptance of Darrow'g proposition. But
he refused. Fredericks said he had
talked with Darrow and Davis, insist
ing that both McNamaras must plead
guilty. Finally the agreement was
reached and both men plead guilty.
Fattened and worn, his face deeply
lined and pale, Clarence Darrow, vet
eran of many legal battles in which
labor was Involved, today Is a dis
heartened man. He did not think this
was the time for explanations, but ex
pressed the opinion that labor leaden
would understand In due course that
tbe procedure of yesterday was the
only solution of a vexatious problem
that had worried him for months.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, fof
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Sunday, not
much change In temperature. The
lowest temperature tonight will be
slightly below the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 26. High
est yesterday 46, lowest last night.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m- 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 65,
at 7 a. m. 62.
Stage of water 2 feet, a fall of
In last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(Prom noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 429. rises 7.03; moon sets
4:04 a. m.; moon at ascending node,
crossing sun's path upward; planet
Mercury visible In west after ranset
Federation President Tells of
Telegrams Eeceived From
'We Stand for Uplift of Man, Bather
Than Brutality and Violeace,"
Secretary of Navy States
Country is Behind
SHIPS ABOUT USELESS
TIGER CHIEF HURT
IN AUTO WRECK
Hnghey Jennings' Machine
Goes Over Bridge at Scran
UNCONSCIOUS ALL NIGHT
No Bones Broken and Physicians Say
He Will Recover Guests Are
nenaltv for one of them. Darrow
thought that under the parole law
John J. might be released after aerv-
lng a brief time, but as tor his brother,
with life sentence, the situation was
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 2. Startling
as was the sudden confession of the
McNamara late yesterday afternoon,
more amazirg to the people of Los
Angeles today was to learn that big
business men had brought about the
surrender In a novel way. That the
application of the golden rule and the
principle of conciliation founded on
religious convictions started the ball
rolling towards an admission of guilt
by the McNamaras was the theory
supported and confirmed by a score
of business men who participated In
the movement which today scored
foremost as a reason for the abrupt
conclusion of the trial.
ARREST Hl'RRIES CLIMAX.
But despite thU, a chain of unex
plained Incidents produced wide spec
ulation. Chief among these is Frank
lin's arrest on a charge of an attempt
to bribe a prospective juror and the
prosecution's silence as to the origin
of the $1,000 secured at the time of
There are those who believe Frank.
Tray, N. Y., Dec 2. President Sam
uel Oompers of the American Federa
tion of Labor waa here to way. He
seemed extremely nervous whenever
he referred to the McNamara confes
sion. He declared "labor waa grossly
deceived," and referred to a telegram
from the McNamaras to the federa
tion recently thanking1 the unions for
their confidence and help.
AYS LABOR WILL, SOT SUFFER.
Gompers did not think labor unions
will suffer aa a result of the confes
sions. "We stand for evolution rather
than revolution; we stand for the
peace and uplift of man rather than
violence and brutality," he said. He
contended the severest criticism that
can be made against the federation is
that "we had faith in the men accused
of the crime."
MEN BELIEVED ISSOCEST.
r He isaid the federation had every
cause to believe them innocent and
referred to telegrams received from
the McNamaras declaring they were
falsely accused. Gompers said the
labor men raised $190,000 to defend
the McNamaras. Darrow, believing
them innocent, gave up his business
in Chicago and went to California to
free them. Gompers vaid John Mc
Namara assured him in the Los An
geles Jail he was Innocent. Now they
admit they are guilty, said Gompers.
Every Country Should Be Given
to Understand United States
Is Ready to Fight.
- It -believed TJarrdW eWEf ttjvtctlon of the alleged" "bjltMT- Fredericks was inclined tolnimteePF'? -6e easona,ST from a?
ompporaiae.-' enectea yesterday was
much loor extensive than had hith
erto been" hinted, namely, that the
state had In Its possession Information
that would have Involved other prom
inent persons, and that the agreement
to get the McNamaras to plead guilty
practically saves a score of indict
ments and prosecutions.
FURTHER KXPOSl HE FEARED.
Taken as a whole, fear of further ex
poeures during the trial is said to have
cut oft Its continuation, and it was
hinted that at some future time the
world would know the details. "Just
JO days ago, explained Darrow, "we
talked with the McNamara brothers
about pleading, but only in the last
few dnys did the thing come to a cli
max." RESIGNED TU FATE.
They accepted their fate with res
ignation, said Darrow, and seemed
glad they had averted a possible death
the death penalty, and a brief prison
sentence for John J. For the accusing
side came the victory of the case with
its pile of evidence, gathered after a
long and vigorous investigation.
FREDERICKS EIl'ECTED IT.
Prosecutor Fredericks said today he
did not Ik now a confession was to be
made yesterday until the last minute,
though he had reason to expect it.
He added strong- pressure was brought
to bear upon the defense 2 hours
might have upon the McNamaras
chances forced the defense to lay
down its arms.
CI.EMKSCT IS REWARD.
The Idea that business men had de
termined that to prolong the fight
might mean interminable warfare,
with ramifications dangr-rous to the
welfare of the city. Is one which won
credence because prominent people
were secretly acquainted with the fact
that a concerted movement was on
foot to bring about a compromise.
Clemency to be shown the guilty men
Is to be the reward for their willing
ness to yield.
DARROW FOR COMPROMISE.
For people at large there was hope
that the warfare would cease, and an
era of good feeling ensue. Darrow,
chief counsel for the McNamaras, re-
Iterated today that a compromise was
the best for all concerned namely
life sentence for James B., instead of
ADMITS BLOWING UP LOS ANGELES 1IMES
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Washington, Deo. 2. With a plea
that there shall be no decrease in the
effective strength of the United States
navy, George von L. Meyer, secretary
of the navy, In his annual report to
congress, declare that while seeking
peace and playing a leading part in
the movement for general arbitration
treaties the world must understanc
that America "is prepared for war."
ASKS FOR WARSHIPS.
The short life of a warship for first
or second line of defense approxi
mately 20 years has caused the secre
tary to ask more ships this year, not
to increase the navy, but to maintain
it at its existing strength. This
strength, he says, is being diminished
by the elimination from active service
of the battleships first constructed for
the "new navy."
WHAT HISTORY SHOWS,
The recommendation, ' he says,
"for a continuing naval policy which
will give us the fleet desired is made
with a due Tegard for the almost
world-wide movement for the settle
ment of international disputes by ar
bitration, In which movement our
country has taken a foremost part.
History of all kinds, including the
present, shows the futility and danger
of trusting to the good will and fair
dealing, or even to the most solemnly
binding treaties between nations for
the protection of a nation's sovereign
rights and interests, and without
doubt, the time is remote when a com
paratlvely unarmed, and helpless na-
FALLS TO REBEL
FORGE AFTER A HARD FIGHT
FOUR CHICAGO MEN
WILL SWING DEC. 22
Chicago, Dec. 2. Four men, the
Shlblowski brothers, Sommerling and
Schultx, convicted of murdering Fred
W. Guelzow, a truck farmer, today
were sentenced to hang Deo. 22, the
Friday before the coming Christmas.
Scranton, Pa., Dec 8. Hugh Jen
nings, manager of the Detroit Ameri
can league baseball club, injured In
an automobile accident last night.
still is In a serious condition, but at
tending physicians say he will prob
No bones were broken, but Jen
nings probably is Internally injured.
Rev. Peter P. Lynnett of Matomoras,
Pa., also in the automobile, was ser
iously injured. Both legs were brok
en and an arm fractured.
ON HUNTING TRIP.
Mr. and Mrs. David Holden, the
other occupants of the machine,
were slightly hurt. Jennings had
been hunting in the mountains and
his automobile became disabled. He
left It at Gouldsboro to be repaired
and returned there yesterday with
Father Lynnett to bring the machine
to this city. While in Gouldsboro,
Father Lynnett married the Holdens
and Jennings invited them to start
their honeymoon with an automobile
trip to Scranton.
CAR FALLS IX RIVER.
While crossing a bridge near
Gouldsboro the machine swerved and
went over, falling 10 feet into the
bed of the river. Fortunately there
was no water where the auto land
ed. The injured people were taken
to neighborhood houses and physi
cians summoned. Later Jennings
and the priest were brought to a
fcranton hospital. Jennings did not
recover consciousness until this
Jennings is believed to be injur
ed Internaly. His left arm is brok
en and whether his kull Is frac
tured cannot be determined uhitll
an X-ray of his head is developed.
FUNK TO BE FURNISHED
A BILL OF PARTICULARS
Chicago. Dec. 2. Clarence S.
Punk is to be given a bill of partic
ulars In a suit charging alienation
of affections filed against him by
John Henning. This was agreed to
yesterday In Judge Carnes' court by
Attorney Daniel Donahoe, represent
ing Henning. The motion for a bill
of particulars was made last Sat
urday by Attorney Scott, who argued
that his client was entitled to more
specific- information than was con
tained in the declaration. At the
request of Attorney Donahoe the
matter was postponed until yester
I am satisfied they are not en
titled to a bill of particulars, but to
do justice to their client I am willing
to give them a bill of particulars,"
Donahoe told the court. ' "I would
request, however, that we be allowed
30 days to file the bill, but 1 will do
the best I can to furnish a bill of
particulars before that time."
Attorney Scott objected to the
court granting 30 days. "I have al
ready been In this court with a mo
tion to set this case down for an
early hearing," said Attorney Scott.
"Thirty days is too long and I ob
ject to it." Attorney Donahoe ex
plained that he would be busy In a
murder trial next week. Judge
Caxnes entered an order directing
the bill of particulars be filed by
Defeat Follows Bombard
ment of 10,000 Troops
From Purple Hill.
IMPERIALS ARE GAME'
Resist Until End Attack of
Army Twice Size of City
the report that business interests had
taken a hand in ending the trial. "We
gave them our ultimatum that both
must plead guilty," he said. "Th.
men were guilty and they knew it.
They had a pretty good Idea of some
things we knew about, and they per
haps saved many revelations by their
TRIES TO SAVE BROTHER.
It was said James B. was ready to
confess earlier if he could clear his
brother of the charges and would will
ingly have gone to death if necessary,
but the prosecutor was unwilling that
the state should overlook the matter
of John J.'s guilt, though it might be
merciful in its recommendation for
URGED TO PLEAD.
Attorney Scott, for the defense, said
J. J. McNamara had been prevailed on
to plead guilty to a minor charge in
connection with the Llewellyn Iron
works explosion for the sake of saving
his brother's life. That his sentence
will be a compromise Is generally ad
mitted and that business men started
the compromise is generally accepted.
EXPENSE OF TRIAL 2O0,0OO.
The pronouncement of .sentence Is
now in the hands of Judge Bordwell.
The district attorney may make rec
ommendations and usually they are
accepted, but the court Is not bound
to impose the sentence suggested.
The trial so far cost the state $200,-
000 and Its abrupt ending. It is esti
mated, will save the county $1,-000,000.
ALARM CLOCK DEVICE USED.
An alarm clock device, with Its
fulminating cap touching off a nitro
glycerine bomb, now Is accepted by
the defense as the method by which
James B. destroyed the Times, but
Attorney Darrow remarked today
that the amount of explosive in the
bomb could not have caused the
The bomb exploded and the gas
ignited, fire eating up what the ex
plosives had not demolished. Eight
sworn jurors and two talesmen pass
ed for cause were at their homes to
day, happy that they had been re
lieved from Jury service.
STEFFENS GIVEN CREDIT.
The Tribune gives Lincoln Stef
fens, the magazine writer, credit for
bringing the business men together
to suggest a compromise. The Ex
aminer says the defense crumbled as
a result of Franklin's arrest. The
Times, whose plant was destroyed
and employes killed, declares the
McNamaras were forced to confess
through absolute proof. That other
persons Implicated in dynamite con
spiracies elsewhere may be a nested
in San Francisco and Indiant-polis
and the McNamaras may be calhid to
testify, was one of the report to
day. PLEAS OF GUILTY. ,
Los Angeles. Cal, Dec. 2. James B.
McNamara late yesterday pleaded
guilty to murder In the first degree.
attack of a great commercial age such
as the f reseat. The economical sys
tem of a great commercial nation is
so delicately balanced that een a
threat of war Is very disturbing and
harmful, while a war with any' other
great power would cause incalculable
damage, and it is more necessary now
than ever before that we should be
fully prepared and that every other
power should understand that, 'while
seeking peace, we are prepared for
FAR BEHIND POWERS.
The United States, Secretary Meyer
says, is far In the rear of the leading
naval powers la projected naval con
struction, even on the basis of two
new battleships a year.
"A total of 40 battleships with a
proportional number of other fighting
and auxiliary vessels Is the least that
will place our country on a safe basis
in relation with other world powers,"
says the secretary.
ROCKEFELLER IS TO
- GIVE TO GRINNELL
MILWAUKEE BIDDER FOR
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 2. The di
rectors of the Milwaukee Citizens'
Business league yesterday decided to
raise a guarantee fund for the demo
cratic national convention. A com
mittee will be appointed to devise
means to raise $100,000. The busi
ness league hopes to have its guar
antee raised and its proposition for
GrlnnelL. .. Iowa, Deo. 2. The entertaining the national convention
Rockefeller edneationar "tuTM ITERfjrTiy'"Jan. ?', wKefleaWnal
give to Grinnell college $100,000,jcp5nmittee will meet.
conditional upon raising $400,000
from other sources by June 15, 1-913,
according to an announcement made
by President Mains. Condition gifts
amounting to $150,000 will be made
toward the $400,000. It 1b believed
the remainder can be raised. 'It is
planned to spend $150,000-- for new
KING AND QUEEN ARE
GREETED AT BOMBAY
Bombay, Dec. 2. Klng-Emperoi
George and Queen-Empress Mary
landed today from the steamer Me
dina. They were met by the gov
ernor and other high officials and es
corted to an amphitheatre, where
thousands of people had assembled.
Addresses of welcome were presented
to which his majesty replied.
Steps Leading; to Confes
sions of McNamaras.
Oct. 1, 1910. Los Angeles Times
building wrecked, killing 21 men.
April 12, 1911. James McNamara
arrested In Detroit charged with
murder and conspiracy under alias
of J. B. Bryce and J. B. Bryson.
Ortie E. McManlgal arrested at
same time on similar charges.
April 22, 1911. John J. McNama
ra arrested at Indianapolis charged
with murder and conspiracy. Mc
Manigal makes confession, impli
cating the McNamaras and others.
April 23. Samuel Gompers and
other labor leader denounce the
arrests of the McNamaras as In
April 25 Detective William
Burn arrested on charge of kid
naping prisoners from Indiana.
April 25. Victor Berger, social
ist member of congress, asks con
gress to Investigate the arrest and
extradition of J. J. McNamara.
April 26. The two McNamara
and Ortie McManlgal are placed In
jail in Los Angeles after a sensa
tional Journey In Irons from In
dianapolis. May 5. The McNamaras are ar
raigned at Los Angeles.
July 14. Trial set for Oct. 11.
Oct. 11. James McNamara
placed on trial.
MRS. PATTERSON IS TO
SEEK PLACE ON STAGE
Denver, Colo., Dec. 2. Mrs. Ger
trude Patterson, who was acquitted
on the charge of murdering her hus
band, Charles A. Patterson, expects
to go on the stage as a career, pro
viding somebody will give her a
start in that line.
"Will you follow vaudeville or
regular?" she was asked.
"No, not vaudeville," she said,
raising her eyes and lifting her
hands. "That Is so cheapening. I
am going to ask Mr. Belasco to give
me a start and I feel sure that he
will do bo."
Mrs. Patterson expects to leave
Denver within the next three days
for Sandoval, 111., her former home.
where she will pass the next three
months with her parents.
The verdict acquitting Mrs. Pat
terson Is being universally con
demned as a travesty on Justice and
even Attorney Hilton, who defend
ed the woman, after trial was over
entertained but a faint hope that his
client would be freed.
A score of Denver's foremost wo
men in politics were interviewed on
tbe outcome of the trial of Mrs. Pat
terson. Without exception they de
clared that the fact that Colorado is
a suffrage state had nothing to do
with the verdict as has been assert
ed. They added further that a jury
of women would have imposed a
prison term on Mrs Patterson.
"It was merely a case where
beauty overcame Judgment," said
one well known woman.
Recei ver 'for Wireless Concern.
New York, Dec. 2. Jesse Watson
was appointed receeiver for the in
terests of Colonel Christopher C.
Wilson, the convicted president of
the United Wireleess Telegraph com
pany, now serving a sentence in the
federal prison at Atlanta. Creditors
filed a petition against Wilson re-
! cnntlv with r.laima aeereeatiner more
than $1,500,000, alleging that he has
In possession about that amount be
longing to stockholders of the company.
Get Alleged Train Robber. '
Pekin, Dec. 2. Frank Allen, who, au
thorities say, confessed to complicity
in the Northern Pacific train robbery
near BufTalo, N. D., last July, was tak
en in charge by J. C. Ross, deputy sher
iff of Fargo, N. D., and C. T Calla
han, a special agent of the Northern
Pacific. Tho officers left for Fargo
with the prisoner.
Nanking, Dec. 2. Nanking has
fallen. The entire city la occupied
oy me insurgents. i
Until today Lieutenant General I
Feng-Kwo-Chang's imperial forces
had defied all efforts of the revolu
tionaries to take the city.
The circumference of the walled
city is 22 miles. The wall at var
ious places is 90 feet high, built of
solid masonry and 30 feet thick. The
four main gates are at the principal
points of the compass. Tai-Plfag-Men,
the north gate, and Chao-Tang-Men,
the east gate, are commanded
by Purple hill, which la fortified and :
overlooks the entire city.
CAPTIRE TIGER FORT.
Tiger fort lies outside the wall,
while Lion fort, Inside the wall, com
mands the river and Is well fortified.
Tiger fort likewise is well fortified
A few days ago the revolution- -
Ists captured Tiger fort, and since
then Tiger hill has fitfully bombard
ed Lion fort, without causing espe
cial damage, but sufficiently to pre-:
vent Lion fort from seriously im
peding the up-river advance of Ad-
miral Sans fleet of 15 warships,
has e,ooe TROOPS.
General Feng, Inside the city, had,
4,000 trained and loyal Shang-Tung;
troops and about 2,000 old style lm-
perial troops. . .
As the rebels advanced ' from i
Chln-KJang, with 10,000 troops of
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guns, Feng manned the! torts. .and,
guns on Purple hill. ; .
Last Wednesday a premature "at-.'
tack on two gates resulted In the
revolutionaries securing a temporary
foothold, but later they were repuls
ed. It is said that the gates were
opened as a result of treachery with
in tha rltv
Last evening the revolutionary
fire was . concentrated on the north
and east gates and rebel infantry
was held ready to rush to these
points If breaches In the wall result
ed. Scaling ladders with which to
surmount the wall also were pre
pared. It is reported that the delegates
made a proposition to surrender the
city. A few foreigners still remain
Inside Nanking, Including members
of the Red Cross and the Japanese
consul and his guards.
The rebels are continually being
reinforced with men and guns. At
present . their force numbers 15,000
TWO CHILDREN DROWNED
SKATING NEAR KEOKUK
Keokuk, Iowa, Dec. 2. Two chil
dren were drowned and six others
had a narrow escape while skating
yesterday when the thin ice on
pond near Carthage, 111., 12 miles
from here, broke. The drowned are
ANNA DORSET, aged 14.
ISABELLA DORSET, aged 8.
Both were daughters of George
Dorsey of Carthage.
When the Ice broke the entire
skating party waa precipitated into
the shallow water. The Dorsey chil
dren were caught beneath the ice
while their young companions scram
bled to safety.
Life Savers Rescue Boat.
Chicago, Dec 2. After an eight-hour
struggle with enormous waves in Lake
Michigan, life savers returned to port
today the Mabel, a fishing smack, dis
abled 10 miles out Five men of the
LAWYER WHO FORCED PLEAS OF GUILTY
'J S - 4
(Continued on race Ten.)
fishing boat were uninjured.