Scopes Monkey Trial

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TESTIMONY OF WM.J. BRYAN AT SCOPES EVOLUTION TRIAL WAS EXPUNGED FROM RECORD Judge Raulston Held it Was Not Relevant to the Only Issue in the Case — Argument Before Jury Dispensed With and Case Given to the Jury. By WILLCAM J. LOSH, (United Press Staff Correspondent) Court Room, Dayton, Tenn., Today—The Scopes evolution trial swept dramatically into its closing moments this morning. Judge Raulston ordered the testimony of William Jennings Bryan expunged from the record at the opening of court. Then Clarence Darrow asked that the judge Immediately instruct the jury to bring in a verdict of guilty. Agreement was reached between attorneys for both sides to dispense with the eight hpurs of argument and oratory scheduled. The duel between Darrow and Bryan was ended. Judge Raulston held that the testimony was not relevant to the only Issue In the case, namely whether Scopes taught that man was descended from a lower order of animals. A laugh went up from the defense table when Raulston announced his decision but Darrow rose respectfully to enter an exception. "Since the beginning of this trial, the Judge has had some big problems to pass upon," said Raulston. "There is no way to know immediately If I decided correctly. If I made a mistake it was of the head and not of the heart." Darrow then asked Raulston to bring in the jury and ask them to find Scopes guilty. The jury was sent for. "I fear that I may have made a mistake yesterday In my zeal to let go into the record everything that will help the higher courts. I feel that none of Mr. Bryan's testimony of yesterday is relevant," said the Judge. "It is not a question of whether God created man at once or by a process. The only question before (Continued on Page Eight) . Eva Czeizer Brings Suit Against Andrew Balach For Slander CONTRACTS WERE JOHN T. SCOPES FOUND GUILTY ASJNDICTED Violated Tennessee Anti-Evolution Law and Was Fined $100 The Court Room, Dayton, Tenn., Today — John Thomas Copes, 24 yew old high school teaphcr of Dayton, today ivas found guilty of violating the Tennessee anti-evolution law. The great evolution trial which opened here on July 10 with the eyes of the world on it, tints came to a dramatic end. The jury received the case at 11.20 A. M. and returned the verdict at 11.27 A. M. When the case was delivered, to the jury at 11.20 A. M. ten 1 minutes was allowed them to return the verdict. If they did not return in that time a recess was to be taken for lunch. Judge Raulston summoned (Continued or.^Page Eleven),

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 21 Jul 1925, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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