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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1911, Image 5

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It may be- th'at what Has already been done is only.a starter.
It is possible that Mayor Harrisoruand the Civil Service Commission
intend to go clear through with it, '
'i ' ghat's .the case, then something good for the people of Chi
cago will be'-accoirtplished. , . . j
But the crusade wont amount to a tinker's dam unless the in
vestigation goes ;to full length of the Vice Commission report and
g gets after the department stores, the factories and the inhuman con
ditions which are primarily responsible for much of Chicago's vrce.r
Inr other wofds-get-at the MEN who profit by vice in all its,
s hideous forms. -
He Also Expects tbBe-a Wit-ness--The
Judge Keeps on
Favoring the Prosecution
Setback for to Burns Bunch at
Indianapolis. ' -.
lios Angeles. Cal. Nov,. 4.
Ha'rry Chandler, '-general , man
ager of the Los Angeles Times,
Son-in-law of- General Harrison
G. Otis, and, one of the chief" wit
nesses for the state, 'was' dumb
founded 'today when he learned
he would, probably have to stand
examination at thehands of the
defense to determine .whether he
was qualified to serve as a juror
in the McNamara case. . .
Chandler's name was drawn in
the, fourth ,venfre of forty men
who appeared before Judge Bord
well today to be examined as. to
the validity of their requests to
be excused from service on the
jury. Chandler fullyt expected to
be promptly excused by Judge
Bordwell, but the court ruled that,
the fact that he is,a state witness
cannot be considered. ' When
Chandler protested, that he ?ould
be a witness, the court said:
"That may all be, but we are ex
amining the venire now regards
ing general -qualification."
. Chandler was finally excused
until Wednesday, when he wilL
present his'excrises.
The examination , of the new
ventre showed a great reluctance,
on the part-of business men-to-serve.
One-half, of ' he entire
venire presented had presented
valid" excuses when Judge Bord
well finished the work. .
Because of the suprejne import-1
ance of ?. decision by the Indiana
polis courts regarding the idis
position of the alleged evidence-
.there in the McNamarajcase, both.
sides in the trial here united in
securing an adjournment of the
actual trial until Monday. - Asf
a result, today's .session was de--.
voted by Judge Bordwel 1 to
qualifying a new venire of forty,
summoned in the case.
The prosecution and' defense
are in a peculiar position as a re
sult of the manifestations" of the'
casein ,the Indiana capital. TJiey;

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