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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAT BOOR
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50D SO. PEORIA ST..
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 107 Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1912 One Cent
BOY WHO LAUGHED AT SOLDIER, BOYONETTED IN
BACK AT LAWRENCE; DYING ,
"IT WAS THOUGHT THAT WE WERE AFRAID TO
SHOOT. WEARE-GOINGTO LOOK FOR TROUBLE
FROM NOW ON. THE SOLDIERS WILL NO LONGER
SALUTE THE FLAGS CARRIED BY STRIKERS, AS WE
DO NOT CONSIDER THAT THE FLAGS ARE CARRIED'
BY ANY ORGANIZATION. WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR
PEACE NOW." , .
Statement given out by Colonel .Sweetser, in charge of ?the
militia at Lawrence, just after John Rami-, an eighteen year old
boy, had been bayonetted in the back by a soldier.
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Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 30.
One woman is dead.' One "boy is
, dying. The streets -of Lawrence
tare patrolled by 2,500 . soldiers,
2,000 armed "detectives" in the
employ of the mill owners, and
200 policemen. The Wool
Trust's toll of blod has begun.
A woman was the first to pay
the penalty of having struck for
a living wage. She was Annie
Apizo, 34 years -old; unmarried,
She lived at 18 Common street.
Annie Apizo was in a crowdof
strikers who clashed' with the po
lice last night. She was struck
by a "stray" bullet; and carried
to her home dead.
Immediately, after the slaying
of Annie Apizo, the mill owners
became fearful. They sent a de
mand to Governor Foss for more
troops. He sent them. All
through the night, armed mea
poured into Lawrence.
The bayoneting of the boy oc
curred this morning. He is John
Rami He is dying i na hospital
here today.
Rami 'was walking along the
street with seven companions.
As they neared a corner where a
squad of eight armed militiamen
were standing, one of the boys
said pestingly:
"There are the soldiers now.
Let's haev some fun with them.".
The man in command of'the
soldiers ordered them to change.
The boys ran. Rami stumbled.
As he did so, one of the militia
men thrust his bayonet into the,
boy's neck.
-Rami screamed, staggered and
fell fainting. Officials at the,hos
pital towhich he was taken re-
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