Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1949 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
r afresh in the minds of the people.
E The-word dynamite spells an
s -other word McNamara.
The same newspapers that
have told freely of the finding of
dynamite in the possession of the
strikers have suppressed the de
" tails of "the finding of that dyna
mite. They have omitted to pub
lish the comments on the cases of
'open-minded public officials.
J Eight Syrians, seven men and
one woman, were arrested charg
ed with havjng had dynamite in
their possession. The news was
spread.broadcast over the land.
The Syrians were brought be
fore Judge Mahoney. In contin-
r uing the case, Judge Mahoney
"It is an unusual course for me
to comment on a criminal case,
but there are indications to show
that the men and women arrested
c are innocent victims of a plot, and
c r the dupes of some persons inter
t ested in maintaining a reign of
terror in this city."
The newspapers that thought
. the finding of the dynamite in the
possession of the strikers was
news of gerat importance to their
readers, did not think Judge Ma
honey's extraordinary comment
fr6m the bench of any import
ance. They did not publish it.
. Fred Flynn, of the state police;
found dynamite in the little cob
, bier's shop of Urbano Di Prato,
and Di Prato was arrested. The
news of the discovery of "another
- attempted dynamite outrage by
Lawrence strikers," was flashed
.far and wide.
. Captain Proctor, Flynn's su-
perior in the state police, took7
charge of the pase. After a thor
ough investigation, extending
'over some days, Prdctor made the
"Thestrikers had nothing to
do with the dynamite. It was not,
difficult to trace the explosive.
But it is difficult to getr evidence
that will convict."
The newspapers that had told
of the finding of the dynamite in
Di Prato's shop, did not tell of the
result of Captain Proctor's inves
tigation, of his clearing of the
Are the newspapers of the
United tSates in a conspiracy
with the Wool Trust to discredit
the textile workers of Lawrence,
to "brand these workers as dyna
miters, as McNamaras, to spread
abroad the impression that all.
working people believe in the use
What other conclusion can one
draw from the publication of the
slander, and the suppression of
the vindication of the strikers ?
The Day Book sent its special
correspondent, Marlen E. Pew,
to Lawrence to ascertain the facts
in the most recent of the alleged
dynamite conspiracies' the Di
Prato case. Here is his story:
By Marlen E. Pew.
Lawrence. Mass.. Tan. 29.
The facts in the Di Prato case are
On Saturday, Jan. 20, about 10
o'clock a. m., a stranger entered
the shoe shining "and cobbling
shop of Urbano Di Prato, 76
In the shop .at the time were