Image from page 247 of “Annals of the great strikes in the United States” (1877) – Chicago Picture

Identifier: annalsofgreatst00dacu
Title: Annals of the great strikes in the United States
Year: 1877 (1870s)
Authors: Dacus, Joseph A. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Strikes and lockouts Labor movement Railroad Strike, U.S., 1877
Publisher: Chicago, L. T. Palmer & co
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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dthat they were willing that a locomotive and mail carshould run, but they would not allow any other cars to beattached, and then the mail agent must do the braking..The strikers seemed determined that no trouble shouldarise from any fault of theirs, and requested the Chiefof Police to arrest all tramps found around the road. The engineers drove away about twenty tramps fromthe Morris and Essex roundhouse. The firemen and brakemen of the Lehigh and Susque-hanna road struck in the morning of the same day, andno train was allowed to leave Easton. The men onthat road were very orderly. K. H. Sayre, of the Lehigh Valley Eailroad, issuedorders that in case there should be a strike on that road,all of the shops should be shut down, and not started againuntil the difficulty was settled. A mail car attached to a locomotive left Phillipsburgin the morning. All trains arriving at New York overthe Central Railroad of New Jersey, consisted of a bag-gage car and locomotive; the passenger cars were

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ftffi JERSEY TRAINMEN. 225 brought to Bloomsburg and left there. The mail trainover the Morris and Essex Railroad for New York runon time. When the train was about to leave Phillips-burg, on its return, the fireman left the engine and refused to fire up, when the chairman of the strikersordered him to resume his post and take the cars left atBloomsburg to the Washington side where they wouldbe in no danger, as it was not the wish of the strikers tohave any damage done to the Companys property. The proprietors of the Warren Foundery, at Phillips-burg, were compelled to shut down the 26th, as theycould not ship their pipe, and had no place to store it.This threw over three hundred men out. The Companyhad a very large contract on hand, and the strike proveda great damage to them. A large number of boatmen and tramps were in Phil-lipsburg and it was feared they would endeavor to incitea riot. On the morning of July 24th, Jersey City presentedan exciting scene, as laboring men were on thei

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