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annatti and me gp o thV electric'
chair, to have us 'agitators' out of
the wayi Won't the people of
this icountry wake-up? My six
months in jail on a false charge
will be as nothing then, for I
shall know that I, too., have 'also
Ettor watched the jailer pacing
by, trying to overhear the con
versation. "From the beginning
we labor leaders at Lawrence de
clared that some mill owners or
their tools were 'planting' not
only dynamite plots,"but murder
plots, too, against us," said Et
tor. And surely enough, in a lit
tle while Undertaker Breeh was
connected with the crime. One
stick of the explosive was wrap
ped up in a paper bearing his
name! Ureen did not testify, but
accepted his $SbG fine quite read
ily, for a man not rich. We knew
that there were men higher up.'
"Well,theydidn'tvget us' that
time. Some one bungled. The
dyynaraite was ' to Have 'been
found in the little quarters that
Giovanniti and 1 occupied. But
the men who did the 'planting
left their big load of dynamite,
enough to blow Lawrence off the
map, with the poor -old cobbler
next door, who was told it was
'just a package.'
"If the dynamite had been
found in OUR house we would
have got the McNamara dose.
"But-now the boot is on the
other leg. It will be interesting
to see if capital is treated like
labor. If Boston metes out the
punisliment Los Angeles did.
"When the dynamite plot failed
they had to fget US' another way.
How did they do it? Had a riot,
and when a girl was shot, we,
who were two miles away ad
dressing a meeting, were arrested"
as accessories ! There must be a
principal if there are accessories,
so poor Caruso was arrested for
doing the actual shooting.
"And this in face of the testi
mony at the preliminary hear
ing of five persons that they saw
Policeman Benoit fire the shot
that killed little Annie LaPizza!
"It was plainly a put-up job.
Thp wav the crowd was gathered
to create the background for the
.affair showed that, suddenly
isome one fired five or six shots
linto the air in a congested dis
trict. Every one came running
'tn ci wlinf hnrl hannened. Noth-
Jing HAD happened, but before
the end Annie LaJfizza lay a.
"crumpled head on the white
snow. She died a great deatn
withoufknowmg V) ''