"Big Bill" Haywood and two others were arrested on charges they had ordered the murder of former Idaho Governor Frank Stuenenberg. Haywood was a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World - also known as "The Wobblies" - and a thorn in the side of many company owners.
Legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow mounted a successful defense of the accused, telling jurors, "If at the behest of this mob you should kill Bill Haywood, he is mortal, he will die, but I want to say that a million men will grab up the banner of labor where at the open grave Haywood lays it down . . ."