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

Tuesday January 19, 1904
From The Scranton Republican: Ex-Congressman John M. Glover Taken to the Bull Pen

CRIPPLE CREEK, Col., Jan 17.-Ex-Congressman John M. Glover, who had a battle royal with the militia in this city on Dec. 20 and who was wounded in the left arm, arrested and paroled and who surrendered his parole by sending a letter to Colonel Verdeckberg and was arrested and placed in the county jail, was taken last night to the bull pen at Camp Goldfield.

Mr. Glover issued a statement saying that Governor Peabody could imprison miners and obscure men by falsely charging them with crimes but that in the effort to advertise the prisoners as criminals the governor would advertise himself a liar.

The Scranton Republican
(Scranton, Pennsylvania)
-of Jan 18, 1904

See also:
For more on Rep Glover v Colorado Militia

Monday January 19, 1914
From The New York Times: 900 Miners Vow to Set Mother Jones Free

Mother Jones with Strikers Children
This story is from the front page of the January 17th edition of the Times:

DENVER, Col., Jan. 16.-Nine hundred union miners in Fremont County announced to-night that unless the military authorities at Trinidad liberated Mother Jones in twenty-four hours they would set her free by force of arms. This ultimatum came to Gov. Ammons and Gen. Chase from a meeting of strikers at Rockvale to-day. Nine hundred men attended the meeting and adopted resolutions demanding freedom for the aged woman labor leader.

"The imprisonment of Mother Jones is unlawful. The God-given rights of American Citizens are being trampled under foot." said the resolutions.

David Robb, leader of the strike forces in Fremont County, presided at the meeting.

Mother Jones was arrested by order of Gen. Chase with full approval of Gov. Ammons on January 12th in Trinidad and is being held incommunicado, under military guard, at the San Rafael Hospital.

The New York Times
(New York, New York)
-of Jan 17, 1914

See Also:
HJ + MJ + San Rafael Hospital

Photo: Mother Jones with strikers' children.
This photo would be from the West Virginia strike as it appeared on the cover of the March 1912 issue of the International Socialist Review, before the Ludlow Tent Colony was established. It is used here to represent Mother Jones in the Southern Colorado Coalfields during strike. There are many accounts of her visiting the tent colonies, for example in Those Damn Foreigners by Mary T[for Thomas] O'Neal.


Sunday January 19, 2014
Mother Jones asks the miners not to make any trouble on her account.

In her Autobiography Mother Jones describes her arrest in Trinidad:

I was in Trinidad three hours before they knew I was there. They telephoned the governor. They telephoned General Chase in charge of the militia. "Mother Jones is in Trinidad!" they said.

Impossible!" said the Governor. "Impossible!" said the general.

"Nevertheless, she is here!"

My arrest was ordered.

A delegation of miners came to me. "Boys," I said, "they are going to arrest me but don't make any trouble. Just let them do it."

"Mother," said they , "we aren't going to let them arrest you!"

"Yes, you will. Let them carry on their game."

While we were sitting there talking, I heard footsteps tramping up the stairs.

"Here they come," said I and we sat quietly waiting.

The door opened. It was a company of militia.

"Did you come after me, boys?" said I. They looked embarrassed.

"Pack your valise and come," said the captain.

They marched me down stairs and put me in an automobile that was waiting at the door.

The miners had followed. One of them had tears rolling down his cheeks.

"Mother," he cried, "I wish I could go for you!"

The Autobiography of Mother Jones
-ed by Mary Field Parton
Charles H Kerr Pub, 1990
Pittston Strike Commemorative Edition

The Battle Cry of Union

We will win the fight today, boys,
We'll win the fight today,
Shouting the battle cry of union;
We will rally from the coal mines,
We'll battle to the end,
Shouting the battle cry of union.

The union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the Baldwins, up with the law;
For we're coming, Colorado, we're coming all the way,
Shouting the battle cry of union.

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST.

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

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