Hellraisers Journal: Rowan, Flynn, Ettor, and Gruni Speak in Virginia to Striking Mesabi Iron Miners


You ought to be out raising hell.
This is the fighting age.
Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones
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Monday July 31, 1916
Virginia, Minnesota – 1500 Striking Miners Hear I. W. W. Speakers

Joe Ettor (1885-1948)


From The Duluth News Tribune of July 29, 1916:


I. W. W. SPEAKER PROMISES PEACE
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Assures Large Audience There Will Be
No Dynamite or Guns Used.
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VIRGINIA, July 28.-“No dynamite will be used, no guns are to be fired, there is nothing to be afraid of in this strike,” declared E. Rowan, speaking to hundreds of strikers and citizens of Virginia from the balcony of the Socialist opera house tonight, in his initial address as an I. W. W. leader.

The 500 strikers who marched from Virginia to Eveleth returned 800 strong tonight, increased by the forces from Aurora, Biwabik, Gilbert, Elba and Eveleth.

The meeting tonight was attended by probably 1,500 people, necessitating the working of two speakers at a time.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Joseph Ettor, Joseph Grunl [Gruni] and [Ed] Rowan were the principal speakers. Musical selections were rendered between the talks.
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Hellraisers Journal: Smiling Joe Ettor, Long Expected, Arrives on the Mesabi, Finds Conditions Deplorable.


You ought to be out raising hell.
This is the fighting age.
Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones
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Sunday July 30, 1916
Hibbing, Minnesota – Joe Ettor Speaks to Striking Miners

Joe Ettor Speaks in Boston for Joe Hill, Globe, Nov 8, 1915, no text, smaller


From The Duluth News Tribune of July 27, 1916:

STRIKERS AT HIBBING OPEN DOORS TO PUBLIC
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Non-Members Hear Speakers- Joseph Ettor,
Long Expected, Arrives on Scene-
Says conditions Are Deplorable.
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HIBBING, July 26.-With two of their foremost leaders on the scene the I. W. W. here made a change in tactics today when they abandoned their former secretive methods and opened the doors of Workers’ hall to the public to hear speeches on the strike situation as viewed by the strikers. Joseph Ettor, who gained notoriety for his share in various eastern strikers, arrived here this afternoon by automobile from Virginia, joining Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, who addressed a meeting here last night.
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Hellraisers Journal: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Urges Miners to Leave the Mesabi and Head Out to Harvest Fields


You ought to be out raising hell.
This is the fighting age.
Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones
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Saturday July 29, 1916
Mesabi Range, Minnesota: Miss Flynn Speaks to Striking Miners

EGF, Tresca, MN Iron Miners Strike, Logansport (IN) Daily Tb, July 29, 1916


From The Duluth News Tribune of
July 24, 1916:

I. W. W. LEADER GOES BACK TO STRIKE ZONE
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Elizabeth G. Flynn’s Departure Causes
Postponement of Rallies in Duluth.
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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, I. W. W. leader, returned to the range yesterday, forcing the postponement of last night’s meetings here, at which she was scheduled to appear to renew her local efforts for funds with which to continue the strike.

It was announced at local I. W. W. headquarters that Miss Flynn, after arriving in the city Saturday night to fill Sunday’s speech-making engagements, received orders to return immediately to the range. Louis Meles, secretary of the local branch of the organization, professed ignorance of the contingency requiring her presence in the strike zone.

J. S. Randolph substituted for Miss Flynn at a street meeting last night at Sixth avenue West and Michigan street. A few dollars was collected from the throng who heard his plea for financial assistance in behalf of the miners.

“Conditions on the Range” were discussed by Einar Ljungberg, Socialist orator, in an address last night before 300 Duluth Scandinavians at the Woodman hall. It was Ljungberg’s last speech in this country before returning to his home in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Hellraisers Journal: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn on the Mesabi Range, Calls on Iron Miners to Stick Together


You ought to be out raising hell.
This is the fighting age.
Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones
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Friday July 28, 1916
From Mesabi Strike Zone: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Fights for Miners

EGF, MN Iron Miners Strike, Tacoma Tx, July 26, 1916


From the Duluth News Tribune of July 23, 1916:

Miss Flynn in City.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, I. W. W. agent, returned to Duluth last night, after a week spent among the strikers on the range. She said she would rest here today and return to the strike zone the first of the week.

“i delivered speeches in nearly all the range towns last week,” she said at the Holland hotel. “Sometimes I spoke in two or three towns in one day. The situation is quiet with both strikers and operators playing a ‘watchful, waiting’ game. It seems to have developed into a test of endurance-a test to see which faction can stand it the longest.”

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Hellraisers Journal: From The Masses: Maurice Becker on “When Strike Is Treason”


There are no limits to which
powers of privilege will not go
to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones
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Thursday July 27, 1916
From The Masses: “A strike will be treason!”

The Capitalist’s Best Dream from this month’s edition of The Masses:

Masses, When Strike Is Treason, M Becker, July 1916

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Hellraisers Journal: Attorney Keyes Describes Arrests of Strike Leaders Without Warrants All Along the Mesabi


There are no limits to which
powers of privilege will not go
to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones
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Wednesday July 26, 1916
From The Labor World: “Facts Regarding Strike,” Part II

From the Duluth Labor World of July 22nd:

FACTS REGARDING STRIKE BECLOUDED
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Duluth Attorney Scores Mining Company Police,
Courts and Daily Press.
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LEADERS ARRESTED WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE
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Fate of Republic Hangs Upon Settlement
of Trouble on Range, He Says.
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John Arnold Keyes, Labor World, Sep 12, 1896

The real facts concerning the strike of the miners on the Mesaba range have been beclouded by misrepresentation and much prejudice aroused against the miners according to Attorney John A. Keyes of Duluth, who is acting as counsel for some of the leaders who have been placed under arrest. Mr. Keyes denounces the mining corporation police, the “gunmen” as termed by the miners, and the courts and daily press in part. Stories from the range have been highly colored Mr. Keyes declares, and so for the sake of justice, he has made the following statement regarding the cause and development of the strike and conditions up to the present time [Part II of statement by Attorney Keyes]:

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Hellraisers Journal: Attorney Keyes Speaks Out on Behalf of Mesabi Range Strikers and I. W. W. Leaders, Scores Company Police


There are no limits to which
powers of privilege will not go
to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones
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Tuesday July 25, 1916
From The Labor World: “Facts Regarding Strike,” Part I


FACTS REGARDING STRIKE BECLOUDED
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Duluth Attorney Scores Mining Company Police,
Courts and Daily Press.
—–
LEADERS ARRESTED WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE
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Fate of Republic Hangs Upon Settlement
of Trouble on Range, He Says.
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John Arnold Keyes, Labor World, Sep 12, 1896

The real facts concerning the strike of the miners on the Mesaba range have been beclouded by misrepresentation and much prejudice aroused against the miners according to Attorney John A. Keyes of Duluth, who is acting as counsel for some of the leaders who have been placed under arrest. Mr. Keyes denounces the mining corporation police, the “gunmen” as termed by the miners, and the courts and daily press in part. Stories from the range have been highly colored Mr. Keyes declares, and so for the sake of justice, he has made the following statement regarding the cause and development of the strike and conditions up to the present time [Part I of statement by Attorney Keyes]:

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Hellraisers Journal: Haywood’s Nomination for Governor Arouses Enthusiasm Throughout Centennial State.


You ought to be out raising hell.
This is the fighting age.
Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones
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Tuesday July 24, 1906
From the Appeal to Reason: Colorado Socialists Electrified

1906 Elections, Haywood for Colorado Governor, IWW Poster

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Hellraisers Journal: From The Masses: Boardman Robinson on the Execution of “The Deserter”


Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
-Fellow Worker Jesus of Nazareth,
Carpenter
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Sunday July 23, 1916
From The Masses: A Drawing on the Fate of The Peacemaker

The Masses, The Deserter, Jesus Christ, by B Robinson, July 1916


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Hellraisers Journal: From Solidarity: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn on “Problems Organizing Women,” Part II


No matter what your fight, don’t be ladylike!
God Almighty made women and
the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.
-Mother Jones
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Saturday July 22, 1916
From Solidarity: Women Can Fight, Says Miss Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Reno Gz-Jr, July 12, 1916

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World who recently arrived in northern Minnesota to assist with the strike of the iron miners of the Mesabi Range, on July 15th had published in that organization’s weekly journal, Solidarity, an article on the problems of organizing women. Miss Flynn encourages working women to rebel against the limits enforced against them by the prevailing attitudes which dictate that women should be “lady-like” and stick to tending home and children. Yesterday Hellraisers Journal offered part one of the article; today we conclude with part two.
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