Scranton Republican, 7 March 1928, page 3

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Scranton Republican, 7 March 1928, page 3
HAPGOOD TRIED TO GAIN FAVOR OF INSURGENTS ACTIVE IN PITTSTON SINCE FEUD STARTED Friendship With Campbell Severed Shortly Before Insurgent Insurgent Leader's Murder Bail in the cases of Powers Hap good and his wife, Mary Donovan Kapgcod, now held in the Luzerne county jail on charges of inciting riot in Pittston last Sunday, will increased from $1,000 to $5,000, was indicated at the district attorney's attorney's office in Wilkes - Barre yesterday. yesterday. It was revealed , yesterday Hapgood and his wife, Mary Donovan Donovan Hapgood, former secretary the Sacco - Vanzetti association, been in the anthracite region since January, actively agitating for overthrow of the Lewis regime the United Mine Workers America. Got Job In Mines. The Happgoods appeared in Pittston district a few days the murder of Thomas Lillis, insurgent mine - leader. Previous that time, Hapgood, who is a Harvard Harvard graduate and a nephew Norman Hapgood, former publisher and journalist, had been active the soft coal strike in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Obtaining a job in the mines Wilkes - Barre. Hapgood immediately began a campaign of asit: ',ion, pick irj Local 1703 as the entrance point of the wedge he sought to drive into the miners' union. That troubles of Local 1703 appeared the radical agitator to ofler a good opportunity to stir up sentiment against the organization in power is apparent. K.iogcod. It has been learned, anrier Campbell, insurgent leader and foe of the contractor system. He Is said to have been active barking the drive started by Campbell Campbell to rri'e funds for the defense of Sam BJnita. Steven Mendola Adam Moieski. the trio of insurgents held for the murder of Frank Aati in district headquarters In Wilkes Barre on February 16. Hasfrood's efforts at "boring from within" seem to have mpt small success among the Pittston miners. A few nights before Campbell Campbell and Peter Saudargns (Retlly) were murdered on Railroad street In Pittston Campbell L said to have severed relations with the Civil Liberties Liberties Union representative. Speaking before a meting of leaders of Local 1703, the storm renter of the Pittston troubles, David Campbell, brother - of the miners last Sunday night to steer clear of Hapgood and his associates and fight their own battles. Hap good's next appearance was after the Camubell - Reilly murder, when he and his wife became active attempts to stage mass - meetings Pittston. He was arrested last Sunday Sunday afternoon by state troopers when, after an unsuccessful attempt to conduct a meeting in front of the slate armory, he placed himself the head of an impromtu parade. Mr. and Mrs. Hapgood both wore mourning bands on their arms, beating the words "Free Speech Dead in Pittston." The Hapgcods were taken before Mayor Gillespie and committed the county jail in default of $1,000.00 each. Jo:.. i Lieata, a young miner who was induced by Hap - roods to join the proposed "Free Speech" parade, was released in $1,000 bail yestcr (Continucd on Page Seven)

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