Factory Blown Up
January 23, 1909
Black hand dynamiters suspected to have been the cause of explosion at factory they blew up three years ago.
Scranton, Pa., January 20. – Black Hand dynamiters are believed to have been responsible for the destruction of the factory of Nicholas Fazio here. The explosion wrecked the front of the building, blowing out windows also in the Arlington hotel, the Zeilder and Burr business blocks and other buildings nearby. Fazio and his family and a dozen employees who occupied rooms on the upper floors of the wrecked building escaped unhurt. Seven Italians are under arrest on suspicion. Three years ago dynamiters blew up the same place, and two men are now in the eastern penitentiary serving sentences for that crime. Fazio is wealthy and has repeatedly been annoyed by Black Hand demands and threats.
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“Factory Blown Up,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed November 16, 2018, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1859.