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Cambridge dog fancier, and one
other man whose name is not yet
known, were all indicted by the
grand jury on the same charge.
Collins is a dost . friend of
Breen's, the Lawrence politician
who was found guilty of the
actual planting of the dynamite
and fined only $500.
The third indicted man is be
lieved to be the president of a big
textile mill at Lawrence."
The grand jury has been in
vestigating the dynamite conspir
acy for some time. Ernest W.
Pitman, millionaire head of the
W. W. Pitman Co., one of the
biggest mill construction com
panies in the world, shot and
killed himself last Tuesday when
called upon to testify before it.
Pitman had made a full confes
sion to District Attorney Pelle
tier of the conspiracy against the
Strikers after a night of third de
Wood was in New York wherf
the indictment against him was
Returned. Pelletier telephoned to
him and asked if he wanted to
come back to Boston with or
without a police guard.
Wood said he would come back
bf his own free will, " and this
morning surrendered to Police
Inspector Lynch at police head
quarters. He was accompanied
By former Congressman Samuel
Powers, who probably will de
From police headquarters, the
tvool magnate was taken to the
criminal courts and arraigned.
By arrangement with the district
attorney he was released on $5,-
000 bail, thus escaping going into"
a cell next to Collins, who was
arrested last nighfc.
The indictment against Wood
directly charges him with con
Qnirintr with nther mill owners -to
plant dynamite in the homes or?
strikers' in order to discredit their
cause, and hurt unionism.
After his release on bail, Wood
made the following statement:
"I am surprised by the .action
of the grand jury. I cannot think
what information given the"
jurors could have connected me.
with the dynamite plot. 1 cer- .
tainly had no connection with itt
as I shall prove in good time."
Wood refused to have anything-'
to say when it was suggested to
him that one millionaire mill man
had already confessed his share
in the dynamite conspiracy, and
killed himself after doing so.
Wood always has been, the bit- -ter
enemy of trade unionism, and
through his privately owned sen--ators
and congressmen has been
one of the chief causes of the high
cost of living in this country.
Wood is the biggest man in the
wool industry in the world. He .
organized the trust He-is pres
ident of the American Woolen ;
Co., which is the trust. He is pres
ident and treasurer of the Na
tional and Providence worsted ,
mills in Rhode Island He is di-
rector of the Merchants' National,
bank and of the Pierce Mfg. Co.
of New Bedford, Mass, He is a
member of the National Associa
tion of Wool Manufacturers and
the Home Market club. -.
Wood is the son of a Portu- "