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SfSri " 1 THE DAY BOOK SOO SO. PEORIA ST. s398 . TEL. MONROE 353 .Vol. 1, No. 94 Chicago, Monday, Jan. 15, 1912 One Cent BLOOD SHED IN CLASH OF MASSACHUSETTS STATE MILITIA AND STRIKING MILL OPERATIVES Lawrence, Mass., Where Mill Owners Used State Law As Excuse for Wage Cut, Becomes Riot Centre. Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 15. Blood has been,shcd in the strike of the Lawrenceburg mill oper atives, i ? i . At ten oiclock this morning two companies of stae milifia'Charged down upon the workers. They were met by a scattering volley of revolver shots. Half a hundred of the strikers were in jured. More than 100 foreigners, Italians, Lithuanians and Boles, are under arrest. Revolvers, dirks ancl razors were found upon them when searched. Mayor- Scanlon and the police say that the workers received or ders from the strike leaders to wreck the machinery of the mills tndav. However this may be, 3,000 an gry strikers gathered about the Pacific mills early this morning. They formed a compact, sullen crowd, that muttered angrily, but offered no violence. , They wereordered to disperse by tne, police, rS refused. The police,', aided byspecial detectives, charged. They were driven back into the mill yards after a hand to hqnd fight. It was then that Mayor Scan . '' Ion sent for the militia. Under the state law of Massachusetts, this -is within the' power of any mayor. , Captains Donovan and Ranlett, with detachments from ' compa nies F. and L., M. V. M., arrived on the run, and deployed in line. They were hooted and jeered by the strikers, but no violence beyond the throwing of a few snowballs was -offered. Then the militia, tried to cleaf the crowd from the Pacific Mills yards' and the trouble began. Someone in the ranks of the strikers drew a revolver and fired. The voices of Captains Donovan and Banlett rose sharp and im perious with the command to fix bayonets. ' The sullen strikers still stood their grourid' within the, mill yards, and when ordered to dis perse,' laughed hoarsely ifa The militia chargedtEeirJW onets fixed and deadly. RVvolser and knives flashed amongfhe strikers as if by magic. AsBSt tering volley of shots was fired in the direction of the militia. No one of them dropped. ,- ..The strikers stood for a mo- aL?Jsj-Aft a-iaSC. &, ? ,iji. fc. i sSiaMHiHi