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

Sunday December 6, 1903
Teller County, Colorado - Governor Peabody declares martial law to stop "insurrection."

The Governor has had all he can tolerate of writs of habeas corpus, civil courts, and the U. S. constitution in general, and has, therefore, declared martial law in Teller County:

Now, therefore, I, James H. Peabody, governor of the state of Colorado, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby proclaim and declare the said county of Teller, in the state of Colorado, to be in a state of insurrection and rebellion.
Major H. A. Naylor made an appearance at the Victor Daily Record to make it plain that the paper was to cease immediately from publishing any official statements from the Western Federation of Miners. Furthermore, criticism of the military was not to be tolerated and would lead to shutting down the newspaper at once. The paper will continue publishing according to the dictates of military censorship. The Record is the only paper so censored.

The Cripple Creek Strike
-by Emma F Langdon
(Part I, 1st pub 1904)
NY, 1969

Saturday December 6, 1913
From the Appeal to Reason: Organizer's Report from Caroline A. Lowe

Socialist Party of America
We are pleased to offer this report from Labette County, Kansas, published in the latest issue of the Appeal. Caroline Lowe has been attending meetings throughout the county and sent in this account of her work there:
The work in the county is beginning splendidly. The first meeting was at Montana, with a crowed house both nights. We reorganized the local with 11 members, five of whom were women. Comrade Z. L. Cook was elected secretary. Each member paid one month's dues and the secretary was instructed to report the organization to E. G. Fisher of Parsons, county secretary.

At liberty school house the meeting was almost the first Socialist lecture ever given, and the time is hardly ripe for organization...

At Campbell school house the meeting was small, consisting almost entirely of Socialists. I made a special effort to induce the women to join the local...An amusing incident occurred at this place. The secretary, not satisfied with the collection of sixty cents, asked me what my terms were. I told him I was working upon the same terms as all state speakers in Kansas received, collections and book sales. But that it was customary in most states to pay the speaker $3 and expenses. To my astonishment, he returned in a few moments with the three dollars. This is the first time in my nearly three months' work in the state that this has happened and my collection has gone below a dollar many times, one night consisting of one lone dime...

"Yours for the Revolution"
The Appeal To Reason, 1895-1922

-ed by John Graham
U of NE Press, 1990

Photo: Marxist History


Friday December 6, 2013
More on Caroline A Lowe (1874-1933), Kansas Socialist:

Socialist activist and civil libertarian lawyer. Lowe began her career as a school teacher in Kansas City, where she was active in the Kansas City Teachers Association, including serving as president of the association for a time. Lowe was a member of the Socialist Party, (she joined around 1903) where she was especially active women's organizations and campaigned for suffrage and women workers' rights. Lowe was an organizer for the Woman's National Committee of the Socialist Party in Kansas in 1908 and was an active and popular speaker for the Socialist party in the regional area. By 1911, Lowe was chair of the Woman's National Committee and general correspondent of the Committee.
The Labadie Collection

The Industrial Workers of the World-Twin Cities Labor Chorus

Hail, ye brave Industrial Workers
Vanguard of the coming day
When labor's host shall cease to cringe
And shall dash their chains away.
How the masters dread you, hate you
Their uncompromising foe
For they see in you a menace
Threat'ning soon their overthrow.

           -Laura Payne Emerson

Laura Payne Emerson made an appearance in the San Diego Free Speech Fight

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST.

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

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