You ought to be out raising hell.
This is the fighting age.
Put on your fighting clothes.
Hellraisers Journal, Thursday November 30, 1916
From the New Jersey State Penitentiary: Patrick Quinlan Set Free
The Appeal to Reason of November 25th reported the happy news:
Will Parole Quinlan
According to a telegram received from Mrs. Anna Sloan, of 88 Washington Place, New York city, we learn that Pat Quinlan will be paroled on Thursday, November 23. This report is written on Tuesday, so by the time the Appeal readers get this issue we will have final verification.
The long, weary months Pat Quinlan spent in the New Jersey penitentiary were his punishment for being loyal to the striking silk workers of Paterson, N. J. There is not the slightest doubt that he was railroaded to the penitentiary because he had aroused the ire of the silk capitalists and their cohorts. Quinlan was in no sense guilty of the charges made against him, as the evidence clearly demonstrates. Quinlan is supposed to have aroused sentiment for violence at a meeting-which he never attended!
Quinlan will come out radiant in spirit, ready to take up anew the fight for the oppressed toilers. But the prison sentence has had its cruel effect on his health.