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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 04, 1912, Image 9

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.Noted Labor Leader Woriders if Massachusetts Will Do to Big!
Business Dynamite Conspiracy What Los Angeles Did
j ' to the McNamaras? Pnson or Whitewash?
'(Editor's Hote. What does
0jo& Ettor-think about the dyna
mite conspiracy t at Lawrence,
Mass., now, brought close to the
.door of the Wool Trust? He has
been held practically incom
municado" in the Lawrence jail
-for months. Newspaper "men,
3abor leaders and some relatives
have been 'turned away. Minis-
leader, the first given by Ettor. )k
Rev. R. D. Sawyer.
ters and lawyers alone have ac
cess. So to get that .question an
swered, ourp correspondent, Har
ry Burton, asked the Rev. Roland
D. Sawyer ,to interview Isttor for.
,1 ne JDay vBook. Dr. bawyer is.
pastor of the First .Congrega
tional church of Ware Mass, and
a candidate for governor on the
SodaHgtfltfgkct. , Hcj&tis, 4ys in- J bow; they; would EjVEN let, Gioy-
By Rev. Rowland D. Sawyer, J
Pastor of Ware, Mass., Congre-
gatdonal Church and Socialist
Candidate for Governor of
I was the first man allowed to
see Joseph J. Ettor and Arturo
Giovannitti in the jail at Law-J
rence, Mass., after the indictment' i
of the wool trust head, William'
M. Wood, connecting him with'
the plot to "plant" dynamite
about the town of Lawrence dur
ing the recent terrible textile
workers' strike to discredit the
cause of the strikers.
"How will this indictment of
Wood and others affect the case
of you two 'accessory murder-
ers?' I asked Ettor as he came
bounding up the jail steps to meet'
me, the oncguest allowed him for, '
so long,
"Why!" he exclaimed, "it's the
opening wedge that vis going to
show up ALL the truth concern
ing the distardly part that capi-
talism took in the Lawrence
strike. It's going to show IF
the interests are not allowed to
check it, how even 'murder bat
tle and sudden death' vefe not
too awful for these men to incite
to keep wages down to the starva
tion point!
It will finally shpw, I think,

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