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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 05, 1911, Image 1

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$.00 SO. PEORIA ST.c "
.Log Angels;-Dec. 5,TaraesrB-,
HcNamar "today wa?VerttfenceidD
to spendf the remainder of his life?
m pap iyueminpnsgn iur uhtj
blowing tip 'off the;tp's Angeles!
Vp.V, Nos5g' 'Chicago, ,Tues4ay, Dec, 'S,A?Xl - LOne 'Cent
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Rumor ofiRhtta'ShoqtPTiJpriers'zfrCdurfRoo'm Causes
Etraorelinary rkcautionst To :Be Tatteh by 'Judge
- Bordwell J Wr - ,' f f- , -.; ' . . '
I make, this statement, and this "is
,; t"Oir"the night of. September 30
1?10; at 5 :45 p. nf, I placed m Ink
Allay, apportion -of ? the .Times
,buiTdipg, asujcase containing
io sncKS oeu per cent dynamite,
set to,explodeat 1 o'clock 'in the
nioYning. Tt was my intention to
injure the building and scare the
owners." I4 did not intend-to take
the life of anyone.-
"I sincerely regret that these
unfortunate-men lost their lives-.
If the giving of my life would
.bring them back, I would gladly
rgivcjit. Ijij fact, if pleading guilty
to murder in theTirst degree, I
have, placed my life in the hand
of- the state. James B McNa
irtara.' N '
The confession was written
with a "fountain p" en, and covered
one side of an ordinary sheet" of
paper. ' ,
f Ije actual sentencing was the
jdramatic incident in legal history
of Los Angeles.
The business of the town ws
suspended for the dy on account
of the election.
Times -'buirding bjf Judge "Bofd-
velLrt . . , v - T i
f ' Immediately , afterward, rhis
brqher,"John'J.McNairiar.a. was
sentenced to ll'yarVin, thVsame
penitentiary.,. ' " . " "
' In sentencing James, Judge
Bordwell .bitterly denouriced the;
man who confessed that he sent
2 souls into Eternity. -
"On your own confession, ypu
are a murderer at heart," said the
"judge, "an din, your case, ther.el
are ' no extenuating circum-'
stances." .... , , j
Before sentence was -passed,
the confession which wawfttteh
in the county jail laststiighjLby
JameSrB. McNamara, -wasead
in the courtroom. It was as fol
lows: p
"I., Tames B. MeNamara. de
fendant in t"he case of the oeonle.
havmg tferetofore.pjeaded inlty
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n Sn-ixiSfc
. -k,h tilAM. --

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