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500 SO. PEORIA-ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 108 Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1512 ' One Cent
LAWRENCE STRIKE LEADERS ARRESTED ON CHARGE
OF MURDER OF FELLOW WORKERS
Bail Denied, Court Refuses to Hear Their Witnesses, So They Are
Safely "Out of the Way" Town Seething with Resentrnent.
Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 31. Be
queath the quiet imposed-by the
h armed troops "patrolling Law
rence today, is seething anger and
1 11 resentment and defiance.
' ' Late last night, Joseph J. Ettor,
!r Joe Ettor.
C leader of' the textile workers'
strike, and Arturo M". Giovan
. niti, editor of a "New Yprk' Italian
" newspaper and Ettor's chief lieu
tenant, were arrested.
They werecharged with being
"accessories ta the murder of An
1. na La Pizza."
Anna La Pizza was killed Mon
day night. . She was struck bya
spent bullet' during a clash be
tween strikers ami', police. She
herself was a i'tilcer. She was
with the strikers when she-was
killed. AH the. probabilities are ,
that the' bullet; that killed" her
came from a police revolver."
Both 'Ettor and Giovanniti can
prove they never, were near the
place where, th'e woman was
killed. When they were arraign
ed today, they had a, dozen per
sons ready to giv bail.
Bail was refused them. The
city authorities represented to the
court that with Ettqr and his lieu
tenant behindbars, - tfre strike
would collapse." The court re
fused to hear Ettor and Gipvan
niti's witnesses, and. would not
hear of "Bail. f
Thus the leaders of the strike
of the textile workers have been
disposed of, indefinitely.
The funeral of Anna La Pizza
was held today. The strikers had
arranged to attend her funeral.
Colonel Sweetser, in charge of the
arhry of militia, forbade them to