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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 31, 1912, Image 2

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anan, Philadelphia. It had pass
ed through Lawrence.
As soon as the dynamite was
found, mill -owners and news
papers raised a cry that the dyna
mite belonged to theTbawrence
strikers.
The department of justice to
day admitted that it was going to
look into the matter again, and
see if the persons responsible fof
the shipment of dynamite could
be found.
Kirkby Can't See It
Dayton, O., Aug. 3L John
Kirkby, Jr., president of the Na
tional Manufacturers' Ass'ri, and
the greatest enemy of organized
labor in this country, does not, be
lieve that Wm. M. Wood, head
of the Wool Trust, planted dyna
mite to discredit the Lawrence
strikers.
"It's ridiculous," said Kirkby.
"It's a frame-up, an attempt to
get back at Mr. Wood.
"I have never met Mr. Wood,
but have often heard of him, and
my impression is that he is a man
of high standing and good charac
ter." It was suggested to Kirkby
that Wood's standing and charac
ter were slightly smirched by cer
tain legislative and immigration
transactions. Kirkby could not
see it.
"It is ridiculous to think that
a man like Mr. Wood would en
gage in a plot of that nature the
planting of dynamite to throw
"blame and condemnation on in
nocent men. It's a frame-up," he
said.
, Kirkby could not see his'way
to discuss the suicide of Ernest
W. Pitman, the millionaire mill
man who confessed to District
Attorney Pelletier that he bought
the dynamite which was planted
in the homes of the strikers, and
who told who was with him in the
conspiracy.
Burns Glad He's Out of It.
New York, Aug. 31. William
J. Burns strongly condemned the
dynamite planting conspiracy of
t;he Woo) Trust today.
"I am glad that this is onq
scandal I am out of," said Burns.
"I know nothing of the Lawrence;
situation except .what I read in
the papers.
"But if this man Wood
though he is a millionaire, is
guilty as charged in the indict
ment against him, he is in the
same category as the McNamaras
and merijs the same punishment."
Compares Wood to McNamaras,
New York, Aug. 31.-Waltet
Drew, head of the National Erec
tors' Ass'n, actually believes that
President Wood of the Wool
Trust should be punished if he
conspired to plant dynamite in
the homes of the Lawrence
strikers.
"If Wood of the trust had a
hand in it," said Drew, "he is no"
better than the McNamaras and
deserves the same sort of punish
ment. "Of course, some people might
say that no lives were destroyed
at Lawrence, but that, was not
the fault of the dynamjfte plant
ers. The stuff might have ex-
ploded and hundreds might have
been killed.
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