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ETTOR-GIOVANNITTI TRIAL SEPTEMBER 30TH
Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 10.
The threat of a general national
strike, the arrest of Wm. W.
Wood, .head of the Wool Trust,
for, conspiracy, the -talk of in
ternational cons-piracy has
brought the authorities here to
Joseph J. Ettor and Arturo
Giovannitti are to go to trial for
the murder of Annie LopizzO,.last
January, on September 30.
, Septemher-30 is the date on
which William. D. Haywood,
leader of the Industrial Workers
of the World, said he would call
the great strike to force either the
release of Ettor and Giovannitti
or their immediate trial.
Anrtie Lopizzo was shot an4
killed, by a Lawrence policeman,
during a police-incited riotbrt the
streets, of Lawrence early in Jan
uary of this year, while the textile
strike was going on.
January 14, Ettor and Giovan
natti, the two men who were
leading the strikers to victory,
were 'arrested and. charged" with
the murder of the woman.
The expuse of the police and
district attotney for the arrest of.
Ettor and Giovannitti on the mur-
. der charge was that their
speeches had caused the riot
. Ettor and Giovannitti were
thrown in jail. They asked for
.bail. It was refused. They asked
for a writ of habeas corpus. It
was refused. They asked for an
immediate trial. It was refused.
- AH these weary months, Ettor
and Giovannatti have been held in
.iaiL They, have beat denied in
terviews with their relatives.:
They have been denied interviews
with newspaper men. Theyjiaye;
been denied interviews with their
attorneys. The only man allowed,
to see them was the Rev. R. D.
Recently Haywood made the:
threat of a general national striken
The Syndicalists of Italy joined,
in the cry for justice with a threat,
of a general, national strike ,tot
force their government to inter?)
vene. The Syndicalists of Bel-j
gium took, similar action. The
British workmen formed -a de-i
fense committee, and planned a.
great mass meeting of protest
All this national and interna-.
tional action was necessary be-t
fore the authorities of Lawrence
would grant two American citi-j
zens the right granted them un-
der the constitution the right of
trial within a reasonable time, -j
Now the authorities: are fright-'
ened. Perhaps they are no less
frightened at the national andan-i-ternational
cry for justice than at?
the. arrest of the man who long
rhas dominated them, on a charged
of conspiracy, made by the feari
less district attorney of Bostonr
Wm. M. Wood, head of the Wool
Trust, was thought to be above
the law in Lawrence.
The district attorney of Essex
county made the first move. Hei
asKea. a meeting witn tne attori
neys of Ettor and Giovannatti. At
that meeting he suggested that
the trial be set for September 30.
The trial will be held in bhe
Salem court There is no doubt t