You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
Tuesday July 14, 1903
New Brunswick, New Jersey - Mother Jones: "I have seen children maimed and torn."
Mother Jones and her Army remained in this city yesterday. She continued to make speeches while the little Industrial Band of fife and drums paraded the streets raising money for the march to New York City and for the textile strikers of Philadelphia. The following is an example of a speech by Mother Jones:
I have seen some children killed by slow starvation and others maimed and torn. What is to become of the next generation when this generation is being torn from the cradle to be thrown into the factories. Statistics show that out of every ten hours of labor, the laboring man is paid for two, while the other eight are stolen by the capitalist...There are three ways of making a living-working for it, begging it and stealing it. And the capitalist steals it from the working man.The Industrial Army left New Brunswick this morning bound for Rahway by way of Metuchen.
The New York Times
-of July 14, 1903
The Indianapolis News
-of July 15, 1903
The speech quoted above is from this source, but speech was quoted without an exact date or place given. There are photos here of Mother Jones and her Industrial Army that I have never seen anywhere else! Also, unlike The Times, this newspaper expressed no hostility toward Mother and the Crusaders. Sadly requires a subscription to Newspapaers.com to view.
The Children's Crusade Summary
Day 7: Monday July 13, 1903
In New Brunswick, NJ
(Use with "get directions" on google maps to follow general route of march.)
Note: accounts vary as to when the Industrial Army departed New Brunswick. Some papers report that they left for Metuchen on Monday, others on Tuesday. It appears that they started out on Monday, then turned back due to the heat, and, therefore spent another night in New Brunswick.
Monday July 14, 1913
Ipswich, Massachusetts - Fourteen Families of Strikers Evicted; They Sleep in the Street
Fourteen families were evicted from their homes in Ipswich yesterday. They slept in the street last night. These are the families of strikers from the Ipswich Hosiery Mills who have been on strike now for four months.
Their tenement homes are the property of the company, and the company gave the order to either return to work or be evicted from their homes. They refused to end the strike, preferring to face homelessness instead. Some slept on cots, others erected their beds, and others slept on the bare ground.
The New York Times
-of July 15, 1913
"The Mill Strike of 1913"
from Tales of Olde Ipswich
-by Harold Bowen
There is a photo of the strikers's possessions piled in the streets:
Sunday July 14, 2013
We will continue to fight for Justice in your memory.