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

Monday March 28, 1904
From The Scranton Republican: Mother Jones Arrested in Trinidad on Saturday

Mother Jones, Miners Angel


Major Hill Commanding State Militia at Trinidad Causes Her Arrest on Saturday.

DENVER, Colo., March 27.-Having received authority from the governor to act upon his judgment, Major Hill. commanding the state militia at Trinidad last night arrested "Mother" Jones, William Wardjon of Iowa, Joseph Pagini and Adolph Bartolli, placed them on an eastbound train, and ordered them never to return to Trinidad or Las Animas county.

"Mother" Jones has been in Trinidad several months encouraging the strikers and counseling the driving out of non-union workers. Wardjon is an officer of the Iowa United Mine Workers who has been in Las Animas county for some time. He recently addressed a gathering of strikers advising that the non-union miners in the southern district be sent out in coffins. He further said that had such measures been taken here the strike would have been settled long ago. He called the Trinidad miners cowards, and said that if they had not shown cowardice and had done as he advised, the strike would not have lasted three weeks let alone three months.

A stenographic report of the speech was furnished Gov. Peabody before deporting Wardjon and others. Finding it was lawful and had been done in other states under similar circumstances, the government answered Major Hill's request for authority to deport by placing the matter in the officer's hands.

Pagini and Bartolli, who were deported with Wardjon and Mother Jones, are editors of the Italian Weekly at Trinidad, which was suppressed yesterday because of its rabid anarchistic editorials. President Moyer of the Western Federation of Miners arrested yesterday for desecration of the flag., spent last night in jail at Telluride, being unable to secure bail.

As can be seen from the above article, the kept press is always quick to accuse leaders of the United Mine Workers of America of inciting violence, yet violence committed against those same leaders by deputized private gun thugs draws no such criticism.

The Scranton Republican
(Scranton, Pennsylvania)
-of Mar 28, 1904

Photo: Mother Jones, The Miners' Angel


Carry It On-Joan Baez

They will tell their lying stories
Send their dogs to bite our bodies
They will throw us into prison
But, Carry It On
Carry It On

          -Gil Turner


Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT.

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

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