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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 08, 1911, Image 10

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Condition at Trial Very Dram
atic When Judge Bordwell Or
dered Exercising of Peremp
' tories to Begin.
.Los Angeles, .Gal., Nov." 8.
Robert F. Bain, retired carpen
ter, organizer of the first carpen
ters' union in this city and a-tacit
believer in the theory that an ex
plosion of gas destroyed the' Los
Angeles Times. v i.
William F: Clark, "retired un
dertaker, who has read little
about the case, and thought less,
believes unions are a good thing
for the country, but personally
believes strikes wrong and ,vio-'
lence to win them'in tolerable.
i Byron Lis, capitalist and stock
holder -in. the Pasadena Milling
Company, read about the case,
fyut didn't believe that unions
countenanced violence, although
personally , he .did not, employ
unioni men. ,
- F. D. Green, capitalist and
rancher, progressivecand original
LaFbllette man in Los Angeles
county, .opponent of" District-Attorney
Fredricks, and General
Otis, "but also opposed to unions,
as.3he 'believes they are now con
ducted. , . --,
These four men were certain to
remain permanently -on the Mc
Namara'jury when court recon
vened today. A fifth man still 'in
the box after yesterday's exercis
ing of peremptory challenges
was being discussed by the de
fense; attorneys, although -Dar-J
row personally., , favored- keeping '
him, Attorneys Scott and Davis,
his associates, opposed.
The man was Samuel Menden
hall, millionaire farmer, who. ad
mitted he kney Fredricks weljC
but said'he had little use.for him.
Asa general proposition t he
thought unions all right,, but
feared they occasionally 'wen't
wrong. As soon as the defense
decided what to do in his case.,
the box will be filled and inter
rogation will be renewed, there
being fifteen members of the,
fourth panel stilt available. ,
...Probably not in the history of
any great criminal case in recent
years have conditions beenso
dramatic,as when, late yesterday,
Judge Bordwell ordered- exercis-,
ing of peremptories to begin.
Each of the. twelve men passed
for cause was sitting-, bohup
right in.-his chair, each wearing a .
tense -expression and-watching
with acute alertness the groups of
lawyers atrboth tables engaged
in earnest conference. - -
Away in the.extreme corner-of
the room, James B. McNamara
sat.' That he -is'-only a -pawn in
the greatest game in the history
of 'the labor - movement- in this
country was vshowh by the. fact
that his lawyers, although he was
the person most intimately -concerned
tin-the-outcome; paid nor
attention to-him, -but consulted
his imprisoned V brother -about
their actions. ,-"-
His gaze -was seemniglyr far

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