Mother Jones at the Labour Temple 11 June 1914
Mother Jones' Threat If She Had Been Kept Out cf Canada by Authorities. Pclarlns that had she not been al - Icwed to enter Canada, she would have carried the matter to Washington, Washington, and that then "the government of t!ie l'nite.1 states would have made the Canadian government eet off Its perch," "Mother'' Jones, Soejalist and mine workers orfranUer. evoked much eheerinir from a larae and demonstrative demonstrative audience in the Ij.ahor Temple hall on Wednesday evenlne. Subject matter for her address was drawn from the recent strikes in Virginia, Virginia, Calumet and Colorado, and on the strength of those industrial trou - 1 les she advocated socialism aloi.r th.e well - known lines. Her own sex came In for somewhat scathing criticism. "When women learn to be women," she declared, '"here will be industrial pea - e. It is not puns hut brains we need," she added. In s;ieak!n' - of the t'nitcd S'utes ml. Ilia, she described thorn as punnien "equipped like monkeys." Th. y carried "a strinir of bullets outside their stomachs stomachs and Ood knows what Inside." She described some of the horrors of the Colorado strike, and put the blame on the militia and the capitalists. capitalists. She said the coal companies owned the judces and the police officials, officials, and made moral toward, of them all. She was arrested In Colorado Colorado and spent 114 weeks in confinement, confinement, wit)' out even access to Ihe daily newspapers. She said tilt - Colorado trouble was not industrial war. but rliil war. The nation was roused over It, and Rockefeller would yet pay the bill. Colorado was the most Industrially Industrially corrupt state in the unlnor. although women had bad the vote there for many years. It Is time woman woman was something more than a sentimental sentimental parasite. She must awake from her aise - lons slumber. As to the a'tltude of the church toward toward the labor question, "Mother" j,in'i declared that the church did not understand labor problems. Also, she said, the attnrney - peneral "t 'he province could not do as he liked if labor did not allow him. In conclusion, she assured her hearers that capital had danced too lorns on the adiin hearts of the miners, miners, and tiiat the le - st government was one wbi'h governed least.