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

Wednesday July 29, 1903
Oyster Bay, New York - Mother Jones expected this morning on the 10:20 train.

After the hearty breakfast Monday morning at Senator Platt's expense, Mother Jones and her Army made their way from the Oriental Hotel on Manhattan Beach back to the City. Reportedly, about half of the marches were given the fare to return to Philadelphia. Three boys, the band, and a few union men along with their wives remained in New York City with Mother Jones. They are the guests of the Social Democratic Party of New York.

Meanwhile, at Oyster Bay, President Roosevelt set out on a camping trip late yesterday afternoon with two of his sons and three of his nephews. They left Sagamore Hill, the President's home on Oyster Bay, in two boats, the President rowing one of the boats, and his son, Kermit, rowing the other. They rowed for two hours until they reached Loyd's Neck on Huntington Bay. There they camped over night, sleeping on the bare ground, wrapped in blankets. This is a camping trip which the President takes every year with his boys.

This morning they all awoke early for a breakfast in camp, and then began the trip home to Sagamore Hill. Due to a headwind, they had to row some three hours before arriving home safe and enthusiastic about the overnight adventure.

Mother Jones, two union men, and three little boys who labor in Philadelphia's textile mills are expected to arrive in Oyster Bay this morning on the 10:20 train from New York City.


The New York Times
-of July 28, 1903
-& July 30, 1903 X2

Mother Jones
The Miners' Angel

-by Dale Fetherling
So IL U Press, 1974

The Children's Crusade Summary
Day 22: Tuesday July 28, 1903
In Manhattan, New York City, New York.
About half of Industrial Army sent back to Philadelphia.
Note: There is no news coverage of Mother Jones and her Army for the events of this day. To the best of my knowledge, part of the Army was sent home on July 28, although this could have happened from July 27-29.
(Use with "get directions" on google maps to follow general route of march.)

Tuesday July 29, 1913
Keweenaw Peninsula - The Gun Thugs of the Waddell-Mahon Agency of New York City

More fire power for the copper mine operators is arriving into the strike zone in the form of the strike-breaking detectives of the Waddell-Mahon Agency of New York City. James Waddell is confident that his gunmen can break this strike of the Western Federation of Miners. In a circular to several corporations he advised them to:

Watch the progress of the present strike, because we know it will be a triumph for law and order, a triumph for the mine owners, and will furnish still another evidence of the success we have always met in breaking strikes.
Sheriff James A. Cruse has been swearing in extra deputies, at least two thousand according to some reports. Many of them are employees of the mining companies.

History of the Labor Movement in the United States
The AFL in the Progressive Era 1910-1915

-Phillip S Foner
International Pub, 1980

Monday July 29, 2013
From RT blog: Is your Apple ¡Pad or ¡Phone built with child labor?

A US based non-profit advocacy group has accused Apple's Chinese suppliers of using child labor and working them long hours.

Three Chinese factories making Apple products run by Pegatron Group violated standards set by Apple, AFP quotes China Labor Watch.

Read full article here:

Video from China Labor Watch

China Labor Watch

Press release from China Labor Watch
-with link to the report:

Babies in the Mill

Babies in the Mills, written and performed
   by Dorsey Dixon

This link includes a very nice write-up on Dorsey Dixon!

Babies in the Mills, Lyrics

Many times when things went wrong their bosses often frowned.
Many times those little ones was kicked and shoved around.

Come out of bed, little sleepy head,
And get you a bite to eat.
The factory whistle's calling you,
There's no more time to sleep.

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

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

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