were killed and the offices were destroyed in the attack.
Times had run a number of anti-union editorials.
owner of the Times, Harrison Otis, hired William J Burns, a private investigator.
inquiries led him to the Bridge and Structural Iron Workers Union, and their treasurer,
John J McNamara. Burns apparently got a confession out of Ortie McManigal, who
said he had acted as an intermediary between McNamara and a couple of bomb experts.
managed to get John McNamara and his brother to California where the trial was
to take place. The union
raised a large defense fund, and hired Clarence Darrow, the legendary defense
for McNamara, Darrow's investigations showed that his clients were clearly guilty.
A plea bargain was struck. The McNamara's pled guilty to avoid the death penalty.
it got messy. Clarence Darrow was prosecuted for bribery by Harrison Otis. The
Union deserted Darrow and refused to help in his defense.
got a mistrial and then was acquitted at a second trial.