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ITALIANS HURT IN BLOWING UP
RICH MAN'S HOME
f Los Angeles, June 16. Two young
Italians who dynamited the home of
a wealthy fruit dealer, fled screaming
from the door with their clothing on
' fire and were captured by pursuers
who rolled, them In the street to put
out the flames.
The bomb they thre wat the resi
dence of J. D. Trapani completely
wrecked the building. Trapani and
his family were away from home and
only the. two dynamiters were in
jured. Trapani told the police that his
3"life had been threatened by the Black
Handers for 11 years and that he had
come to Los Angeles from New Or
leans to escape them.
- One of the men who threw the
'bomb gave his name as Peffeine
Principe. The other refused to talk.
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POLICEMAN KILLS NEGRO
Patrolman Fred E. Wooster of the
"fStation Avenue police station shot
n-and fatally wounded Chester Robin
son, 40, colored, 3947 Wentworth ave-
iiue, wnen me negro attacitea mm in
an alley at the rear of 3758 S. State
,' The shooting occurred shortly
after 9 o'clock. Robinson died half
an hour later at Provident Hospital.
" Wooster's nose was broken and he
jWas cut about the head.
j- Neighbors complained that a crowd
of colored men congregated in the
alley and drank beer. Wooster- was
sient to disperse them. He found
Robinson and four other negroes and
ordered them to go away. All went
peaceably but Robinson.
Wooster says he took hold of the
"inegro's coat and threatened to arrest
pnm if he did not leave. Then, ac-
cording to the policeman, Robinson
Tsnatched his club and beat him
rjabout the head, knocking him down.
Robinson continued to strike Woos-
Tter, and the latter drew his revolver
whH lviner on thf eroimd And flrpd
Sfaur shots; one striking Robinson inj
the left side and another in the groin.
Robinson was the third man fatal
ly shot by a policeman within 36
TURNS OUT FOR ANNUAL
One hundred thousand people
crowded into Riverview for the an
nual Socialists' picnic yesterday and
heard William A. Cunnea attack the
legality of the election of Maclay
Hoyne to the office of state's attor
ney. Cunnea, the defeated Socialist
candidate in the November election,
demanded a full grand jury investi
gation of the balloting. He pointed
out that the 9,000 votes Hoyne lost
in the recount could not all be the
result of "clerical errors."
Clarence Darrow reviewed 'the
trials for bribery he went through In
California, and discussed the Social
ist political campaigns in Los 'An
geles. He declared labor owed itself
the duty of getting behind candidates
it could trust, and supporting them,
regardless of party affiliations.
GARMENT WORKERS ARE BUSY.
TAKING STRIKE VOTE
Several polling places for the pur
pose of taking a strike vote were
opened by the Garment Workers'
By the end of this wejek it is cer
tain that a vote will have been taken
in nearly all the shops in the city.
And it is almost as certain that an
overwhelming majority in favor of a
strike will be the result
If this is the result the Joint Board
of Garment Workers will be depu
tized to deliver the workers' ultima
tum to the bosses.
If the bosses will not concede any
thing Chicago will soon be plunged
into a strike that threatens to be
just as bitter as the New York Strike.
"Human nature has a much
greater genius for sameness than for
originality." James Russell Lowell,
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