Harry Orchard

Throughout his eleven hour closing argument, Clarence Darrow continually vilified Harry Orchard, the main witness against Haywood. At various times Darrow referred to Orchard as: a monster, a phenomenal murder, a perjured monster, a monstrous liar, a man who was bred to cheat and lie, a liar, an unstinted liar, a sneaking, craven coward, a characterless man, shifty Harry, despicable, crooked brain and his crooked, dwarfed soul, totally depraved, this miserable wretch, and at least the biggest liar that this generation has ever known. Haywood said Darrow's attacks "tore the degenerate Orchard to fragments . . . ."