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You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
                                                      -Mother Jones

Sunday July 12, 1903
Princeton, New Jersey - Mother Jones Gives Lesson on Economics at Princeton

The Industrial Army had a difficult day of travel yesterday, but finally reached Princeton, drenched from rain and weary from the hot and dusty road. At noon the Army took refuge from the heat at Stony Brook, three miles from Princeton. There they ate lunch, and at two o'clock pushed on. They were soon overtaken by a fierce rain storm.

Again they sought shelter and were taken in by the caretaker of the estate of former President Grover Cleveland. The Clevelands are away on holiday, but the Industrial Army was given shelter, and invited to spend the night in the big cool barns of the estate. A Princeton hotel donated a large meal which was thoroughly enjoyed as the Army dried out.

Mother Jones gave a speech before a great crowd of professors and students of Princeton University. Mother offered this description of her speech:

I told them that the rich robbed these little children of any education of the lowest order that they might send their sons and daughters to places of higher education. That they used the hands and feet of little children that they might buy automobiles for their wives and police dogs for their daughters to talk French to. I said the mill owners take babies almost from the cradle. And I showed those professors children in our army who could scarcely read or write because they were working ten hours a day in the silk mills of Pennsylvania.
She pointed to little James Ashworth and said:
Here's a text book on economics, he gets three dollars a week and his sister who is fourteen gets six dollars. They work in a carpet factory ten hours a day while the children of the rich are getting their higher education.
After she had settled her Army in for the night, Mother headed out for New Brunswick by train. She spent the night last night in an area hotel.

The main body of the Industrial Army is expected to arrive in News Brunswick this evening. Mother will give a speech, as will Charles Sweeney who is on the Executive Board of the Textile Workers of Philadelphia.


The New York Times
-of July 12, 1903

New Brunswick Daily Times
-of July 13, 1903

The Atobiography of Mother Jones
-ed by Mary Field Parton
Charles H Kerr Pub, 1990

The Children's Crusade Summary
Day 5: Saturday July 11, 1903
From Trenton, NJ
To Princeton, NJ
(Use with "get directions" on google maps to follow general route of march.)
Note: accounts vary as to where the Industrial Army spent this night. My best judgement is that the Army stayed at the Cleveland Estate in Princeton while Mother Jones and a few other leaders went on ahead by train to New Brunswick and stayed in a hotel there. The summary will always indicate the advance of the main body of the Industrial Army.

Saturday July 12, 1913
The Eastern Railroads - Can a strike of 100,000 trainmen be averted?

100,000 trainmen and conductors are threatening to strike on the forty-two roads of the eastern railroads. A committee will meet today and are expected to ratify a strike vote. Neither the Railroad Brotherhoods nor the managers will comment on the planned White House conference. This conference could be the last chance for the two sides to work out an agreement. The Conference will include President Wilson, Labor Secretary Wilson, as well as representatives from the railroads and from the Brotherhoods.

The New York Times
-of July 12, 1913

Friday July 12, 2013
U.S.A. & Europe - Stop the Trafficking of Women and Children

Human Trafficking, Women and Children

The International Labor Organization estimates that over 20 million people are enslaved today.
International Labour Organization

Polaris Project

La Strada

Liberty Asia

Odetta-Spiritual Trilogy

Before I'll be slave, I'll be buried in my grave,
Go home to my Lord and be free.

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Invisible People, In Support of Labor and Unions, Anti-Capitalist Chat, and Shamrock American Kossacks.

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