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-FRANKLIN CHARGES TO BE DROPPED; INDIANAPOLIS PROBE BASED ON McMANIGAL INFORMATION ' Los Angeles, Dec. 12 Nearly all of the 1,33 witnesses sub poenaed in connection with the dynamite conspiracy were on hand today when the federal grand jury resumed its investiga tion. Three of the most important are still missing. They are Olav Tveitmoe and Anton Johanssen, members of the executive councl of the California Building Trades Council, and Mrs. David Kaplan. Tveitmoe was last heard from in New York. v Assistant Attorney General Lawler says that he expects to reach the "inner circle" of friends of Jdhn J. and James B. McNa mara by uncovering McNa maras's activities while in San Francisco under the name of Brice. It is believed here that District Attorney Fredricks intends to drop the Franklin bribery charges as soon as he can do so without attracting Attention. Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Ortie McManigal's information is to be the "basis of the federal investi gation of the McNamara dyna miting conspiracy here. ; Six labor leaders are said to be mentioned by .name in McMani gal's stateemnt as having been implicated in the dynamitings. and at least eight others are said to have been indirectly involved J. J. McNamara is said to have sent dynamiting confederates to vaiious labon leadeis where it was dcsncd that dynamiting be done, with instructions to "see soj and-so," who would give instruc7 tions regarding "the jobs to be done." t Great importance is attached to tHe documents obtained by the federal authorities from the iron workers' headquarters last Satur day. Herbert S. Hockin, secretary treasurer of the Iron 'Workers, and successor to McNamara, de nied today that he knew anything about the -removal o'f the docu ments. Hockin said the file cases show ed that nothing had been remov ed, but admitted he had not in spected the vaults. An'individual, whose name is being kept secret, gave U. S. Marshal Edward Schmidt en trance to the Iron Workers' rooms. ' ' More than 35 detectives, in cluding government, National Erectors'' association and Burns operatives, are now here in con nection with the investigation. ' Every train coming or going from . Indianapolis is being watched. r Today, subpoenas for between 35 and 40 witnesses were issued. Between 25 and 30 witnesses pre viously had been summoned. Practically everything is ready for the meeting of the federal grand jury Thursday. District Attorney Miller and his, assist ants even have prepared lists' of questions to1 be asked-the princi pal witnesses.