Friday, June 15, 2012
My how the world has changed
Plenty of firepower (from the AP): "Perth Amboy, N.J., June 15 — Guards with repeating rifles have so effectively guarded the factories besieged by striking laborers here that conditions were comparatively quiet this morning. The strikers still number about 4,000 and the death list stands at three. They are without a leader, however; the majority of them are not union members and the employers say that under these conditions the strike cannot succeed. Although clashes between the guards and strikers were frequent yesterday and last night, the repeating rifles and Gatling guns have proven so potent that the authorities have abandoned the idea of calling the state militia unless there is a marked change for the worse."