Hellraisers Journal: James Connolly Announces Organization of Committee for Release of Preston & Smith

The great appear great to us, only because
we are on our knees:
LET US RISE.
-James Connolly

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Hellraisers Journal, Thursday November 28, 1907
New York, New York – Mass Meeting Planned for Preston & Smith

From The Industrial Union Bulletin of November 23, 1907:

Preston-Smith Release Committee

James Connolly, NYC Farewell Dinner, crpd, July 14, 1910

A meeting of delegates of all progressive labor organizations in New York and vicinity will be held in the Hall, 60 Cooper Square, New York, on Saturday, November 30, 8 p. m., to set on foot a movement to demand the release of our fellow workers, Preston and Smith. All labor bodies are cordially invited to send representatives, and to believe that if they do not receive a formal invitation it must be because of our failure to secure their proper addresses, and not from any lack of courtesy. All delegates from labor organizations will be welcomed.

At this meeting steps will be taken to appoint officers and committees, and to formally organize the committee.

JAMES CONNOLLY,
Secretary pro tem.

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[Photograph added.]

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SOURCE
The Industrial Union Bulletin
(Chicago, Illinois)
-Nov 23, 1907
https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/industrialworker/iub/v1n39-nov-23-1907-iub.pdf

IMAGE
James Connolly (about 1910) in America
http://www.decadeofcentenaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/connolly_booklet_lowres.pdf

See also:

James Connolly Internet Archive
https://www.marxistsfr.org/archive/connolly/index.htm

Wages and Prices by James Connolly
Industrial Union Bulletin of Oct 26, 1907
https://www.marxistsfr.org/archive/connolly/1907/10/wages.htm

Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890-1920
-by David R. Berman
University Press of Colorado, May 18, 2011
(search: preston smith goldfield)
https://books.google.com/books?id=d8W9AwAAQBAJ

Re Pardon, 1987:
Wrongly Convicted Database for Morris Rockwood Preston
-Joseph William Smith was also pardoned in 1987.
http://forejustice.org/db/Preston–Morris-Rockwood-.html

The Ignoble Conspiracy: Radicalism on Trial in Nevada
-by Sally Springmeyer Zanjani, Guy Louis Rocha
University of Nevada Press, 1986
https://books.google.com/books/about/The_ignoble_conspiracy.html?id=YgUEAAAAIAAJ

See Search: “preston smith case” 1907
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/results/?state=&date1=1907&date2=1907&proxtext=%22preston+smith+case%22&x=12&y=16&dateFilterType=yearRange&rows=50&searchType=basic&sort=date

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