ADDRESS OF ALBERT R. PARSONS.
! Hnn/n3^106 ugaln8t Anarchy> Communism, and Socialism. You see, Mr.
■■ inneii thought if he could only get that man-that kind of a fellow-K>n the
,;' °" dn tltbea fin^ thing? He doesn't want that kind of a man asked
A fellow that was against all this sort of stuff and this kind of
thath 11 TW Hlat that kind 0f a man would be solid for hanging a man
such ideas. I suppose that was his idea; I don't know what else he
7 ,e ^jected for. Mr. Grinnell said in that connection: "This is a
of murder. This question of Anarchy is here too much." You remember this, gentlemen. " We are here to try these men for murder, and not
oecause they are Anarchists." This was the second day of the trial, mind
you. j hat was Mr. Grinnell; but he was careful to ask every one of the jurymen n they had any sympathy, to ask them if they were in favor of the labor
movement; if they were members of a labor union; if they were members of
a trades union—he was very particular to find that out—and in arguing the
before the jury he and his assistants finally declared that Anarchy was
on trial, and that was the thing we must be convicted of.
H. E. Graves was a railroad superintendent.
'Are you opposed to labor unions or prejudiced against members of
• "I am; I am opposed to labor organizations of any and all
Judge Gary inquired of him as follows: *
H« 'You believe in individualism—that is, every one, whether a capitalist or a laborer, acting for himself, do you—you are opposed to combination?" J J
A. "Yes, sir."
Attorney Foster—" Do you believe in railroad pools? "
A. " Yes, sir."
He was laughed out of the court room. Now, Judge Gary, in his questions to this man, teaches us individualism. Now, that is Anarchy, pure
The Court—Do you take that from any short-hand report?
Mr. Parsons—Yes, sir.
Mr. Foster—That is true, so far as the answer of the witness is concerned.
The Court—It don't sound like anything I would say.
Mr. Parsons—Do you believe in individualism, every one, whether capitalist or laborer, acting for himself, do you? Your honor, I took that down
at the time you said it. I did not take it from the short-hand reports.
The Court—I don't care. Go on.
Mr. Foster—What I have reference to is what the juror answered.
The Court—My own language is cited there. I don't remember it now,
but it is of no consequence. Go on.
Mr. Parsons—If every one acted for himself, as the judge says, that
would be liberty, and liberty is the end of authority, of government and of
July 13.—Juryman Reed, a State street music dealer. Attorney Ingbam
says: "If the prisoners are guilty you want them convicted; and if they are
innocent you want them acquitted, do you not?" Then, " can't you listen to