Hellraisers Journal: From the New York Sun: “IWW Queen Fails to Get $10,000 Bail;” Miss Flynn Held in the Tombs

Quote Giovannitti, Prevail

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Hellraisers Journal, Thursday October 4, 1917
New York, New York – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Returned to the Tombs

From the New York Sun of October 2, 1917:

I. W. W. QUEEN FAILS TO GET $10,000 BAIL
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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Alleged Plotter,
Sent Back to Tombs Cell.
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TRESCA STILL PRISONER
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Four Accused New York Radicals Will Be,
Arraigned at 2 P. M. To-morrow.
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EGF, Tresca, Giovannitti, 1915, 1916, 1913

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, accused of complicity in I. W W. plots, waited in vain yesterday for some fairy godmother to furnish the $10,000 bail demanded for release pending proceedings which have been brought to compel her extradition to Chicago. As the hours passed a hopeful smile that she had borne upon her arraignment before United States Commissioner Samuel M. Hitchcock faded and at nightfall she was hustled into a patrol wagon and returned to her little cell in the Tombs.

She wan not alone in her misery, for the fat, prosperous looking Carlo Tresca and the swarthy Giovanno Baldazzi found themselves in a similar plight. Tresca, who is editor of an Italian anarchist organ printed in this city, had twirled his thumbs all the afternoon waiting for Amos Pinchot to come around and ball him out. Such were the expectation that he expressed, but Mr. Pinchot failed to materialize. So the pair sat opposite their queen in the patrol wagon, manacled to each other and guarded by big deputy marshals.

Only Arturo Giovannitti, versemonger for the Industrial Workers of the World, he of the flowing hair and tie, idol of the unkempt and bane of the police, was permitted to breath freedom’s sweet air. The poet was bailed out and the queen returned to her cell.

Sara Bard Field ab 1915, wiki

It was Mrs. Sara Bard Field, the woman who two years ago urged a motherhood strike until woman’n suffrage might be victorious; she who raised the cry “No vote, no baby”; who came to the rhyme maker’s rescue depositing $10,000 cash as security for his presence in the Federal Building to-morrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, when a hearing is to be given the four radicals.

Harold A. Content, Assistant United States Attorney, expects to receive from the Chicago authorities to-day full details of the charges against the prisoners that he may present them in court at the hearing. Yesterday he had received only a statement as to the particular statute under which they have been indicted. This is very broad and may cover a multitude of offences from actual conspiracy to overthrow the Government, to plotting to hinder the enforcement of any law. It carries with it a penalty of $15,000 fine and six years imprisonment.

Early in the day Miss Flynn expressed the belief that either Miss Irene or Miss Alice Lewisohn of 43 Fifth avenue would furnish her ball, but if either had any disposition to come to the anarchist queen’s assistance she did not show it in any way.

Commissioner Hitchcock made it plain to the prisoners that there was little likelihood of any surety company going on their bonds. He informed them that these concerns have shown a disposition to stand aloof where any one is accused of plotting to defeat the military policies of the Government.

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[Photographs added.]


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SOURCE

The Sun
(New York, New York)
-Oct 2, 1917
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030431/1917-10-02/ed-1/seq-3/

IMAGES

EGF, Tresca, Giovannitti, 1915, 1916, 1913
-Flynn, Paterson 1915
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=vH-CMUXDjLEC&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.RA1-PA898
-Tresca, ISR Oct 1916
https://books.google.com/books/reader?id=SVRIAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&source=gbs_atb&pg=GBS.PA205
-Giovannitti, World’s Work Aug 1913
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=5D1YAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA410

Sara Bard Field ab 1915, wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Bard_Field

See also:

Category: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
http://www.weneverforget.org/category/elizabeth-gurley-flynn/

The Rebel Girl:
An Autobiography, My First Life (1906-1926)

-by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
(Pages 233-235)
International Publishers, 1973
https://books.google.com/books?id=BhRBMQAACAAJ

Can be read online, see link below:
(Scroll down to page 233)
https://libcom.org/history/rebel-girl-autobiography-my-first-life-1906-26

Note: I believe the newspaper referred to as edited by Tresca would be L’Avvenire which was surpressed about this time, after which Tresca began editing and publishing Il Martello:

Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel
-by Nunzio Pernicone
ReadHowYouWant.com, Apr 25, 2011
(search: l’avvenire, & see esp pages 191, 193, 204-5)
https://books.google.com/books?id=shtz-a4BtY0C

Amos Pinchot
http://spartacus-educational.com/USApinchotA.htm

Irene and Alice Lewisohn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Lewisohn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Lewisohn

Arrows in the Gale
-by Arturo Giovannitti
-intro by Helen Keller
CT, 1914
https://archive.org/stream/arrowsingale00glovrich#page/n3/mode/2up

The New York Times
(New York, New York)
-Oct 1, 1917
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B03E5DE113BE03ABC4953DFB667838C609EDE&legacy=true

ARREST GIOVANITTI AND MISS FLYNN;
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Tresca Also Is Among Those Seized
Here in the I. W. W. Roundup.
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HELD ON CHICAGO CHARGES
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Twenty Prisoners Taken in Cleveland-
Prominent Persons May Be Accused.

Elizabeth Flynn, the fiery agitator of the I.W.W.; Carlo Tresca, the Italian Leader of the organization; Arturo Giovanitti [Giovannitti], another Italian I.W.W. agitator of almost equal prominence, and J. Giovanni Baldazzi are locked up in the Tombs…

NYT Oct 2, 1917
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9501E2DE113BE03ABC4A53DFB667838C609EDE&legacy=true

I. W. W. AGITATORS HELD IN $10,000 BAIL;
–Miss Flynn and Others Stay in Jail,
But Woman Gives Bond for Giovanitti.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Carlo Tresca, Arture Giovanitti [Arturo Giovannitti], and Giovanni Baldazzi, the I. W. W. agitators arrested here Saturday night, were arraigned before Commissioner Hitchcock yesterday morning and held in $10,000 bail each pending the arrival of a copy of the blanket indictment which a Federal Grand Jury in Chicago returned against I. W. W. agitators in all parts of the United States…

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Industrial Workers of the World – Twin Cities Labor Chorus
Lyrics by Laura Payne Emerson
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=sY9ZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.RA1-PA12