Striking Everywhere

This selection of articles from the July 25, 1877 issue of the Pittsburgh Daily Post reveals how the strike is affecting railroads and communities all over the country, as well as how citizens are responding.

Except in the New England and Southern States.
Passenger Trains Stopped on Many Roads.
A Bad State of Affairs in Reading.
The Military Become Disgusted and Leave for Home.
Some Throw Away Their Guns and Distribute Cartridges Among the Crowds.
Mobs Continue Their Work of Violence in Many Quarters.
But are Prevented from Doing Much Damage by the Authorities.
Citizens Arming all Over the Country.



PHILADELPHIA, July 24. -Mayor Stokely has issued a proclamation thanking the people for maintaining public peace. He says: "Our people are engaged in industrial pursuits. Their earnings are invested in their dwelling houses. If rioters should be permitted to obtain an hour's control the humblest would suffer with the wealthiest. The householder would be compelled to repair damage from their hard earned wages." There was a more confident feeling among merchants on Change this morning, but the continuance of strikers and the interruption to transportation at many of the railroad centres have partially paralyzed bussiness [sic] .

The committee of engineers and firemen of the North Pennsylvania railroad have demanded, under threat of a strike, that the ten per cent. reduction be abolished. President Coufly has promised an early and definite answer.


READING, Pa., July 24.-Large crowds gathered at the scene of last night's affair and about the same time several companies of the Fourth regiment marched down to Penn street. Here they met a company of the Sixteenth regiment and a lively fight between the military seemed imminent. The crowd treated the Easton Greys to a shower of stones. This company immediately leveled their pieces, when they were notified by the Colonel of the Sixteenth regiment that no indiscriminate slaughter would be permitted. All the troops then passed down Penn and out Fifth street, followed by the mob who fairly threw insults in the teeth of the soldiers.


The Norristown company of the Sixteenth regiment stacked their arms, and refused absolutely to operate against rioters. Some of them threw their guns away, and distributed cartridges among the crowd. The company left for home this evening, as did all the militia the previous night. Mayor Evans will issue a proclamation to-morrow morning calling for one thousand volunteers to do patrol duty in the city until quiet and order is restored. A special force of policemen were sworn in this evening.


HARRISBURG, July 24.-The city is very quiet. The Sheriff issued a proclamation this morning to the crowds to disperse. The Vigilance Committee members numbers 1,000. The strikers this morning resolved to stop all passenger trains except those carrying the mails. The Harrisburg car shop works have been closed more on account of a short supply of material than anything else.


SCRANTON, July 24.-The firemen on the Delaware, Lockawanna & Western, Delaware & Hudson and Lehigh & Susquehanna railroads struck at six o'clock this evening, failing the restoration of the ten per cent. on their wages then in the employ of the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company, to the number of 1,500 struck for an increase of wages. The mines are all idle and considerable uneasiness is felt throughout the valley. The Mayor has issued an appeal to citizens to uphold law and order.


BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 24.-Philadelphia and Erie trainmen struck here last night. This morning they compelled the shop hands and machinists to strike. The excitement is great, but thus far no overt act has been committed. Their tender of assistance has been accepted by the Mayor, and arms will be furnished them. Mayor Stokely has issued orders this morning that the police force shall be doubled, which gives that department 1,200 additional men.


ERIE, Pa., July 24.-The following message explains itself:

ERIE, Pa., July 24.-To President R.B. Hayes; Washington D.C.: The Lake Shore Company has refused to let the United States mail go east of here. We would be pleased if you would in some way direct them to proceed with mail and also passengers.

Signed by "A Committee of Firemen and Brakemen."

The general feeling in the community is that the railroad company is not justified in stopping the passenger trains.


POTTSVILLE, July 24.-The special coal and iron police has been sent to Reading to protect railroad property there. The 9:15 A.M. mail and express train for Philadelphia could not proceed further than Reading and has returned. Passengers state that the tracks are torn up for a considerable distance from the depot at Reading. The Reading Railroad Company have instructed their train men to take no trains out until the road is clear. The Reading railroad officials are in communication with Gen. Hancock.


EASTON, July 24.-The train hands on the Central railroad of New Jersey and its branches have been notified by the signal committee to do no more service for the company after 4 o'clock morr- [sic] morning. They demand an increase of about fifteen per cent. The strike is ordered by the Brakemen's Union. As far as known the Lehigh Valley men will not go out.


ERIE, July 24.-The city has been quiet all day with the exception of brief excitement caused by the strikers who attempted to run the passenger train east on the Lake Shore against orders of the company. Superintendent Taylor called on the sheriff to stop them and they quietly abandoned the train at the Mayor's request. The strikers are holding a large open air meetings and a concert by one of the city bands. Good natured feeling exists.


HARRISBURG, July 24.-At west Philadelphia all passenger trains are moving regularly on the main line and on the New York Division, and the Company claim to have re-established the freight traffic between Philadelphia and New York. It is evident the proclamation of President Hayes has cleared the highway in the vicinity of the depot. None but those having business about the depot are on the streets. A meeting in a hall of so-called workingmen was dispersed by the police, they fearing incendiary acts. At Shenandoah the miners of the Philadelphia Coal Company, numbering over five hundred, struck against a reduction of wages ranging from 10 to 25 per cent.


ALLENTOWN, July 24.-A mob, headed by a band of music, paraded through Hamilton street, as far as Centre Square, when the Mayor ordered them to disperse. The music did so, but the men proceeded to the First and Sixth wards, making threats, and later marched to the Mayor's office, hooting and yelling. The police took several drums from them, but were unable to make any arrests and were stoned by the mob. The Fourth Regiment having unexpectedly arrived, frightened the rioters and they dispersed. This regiment had considerable of a march, the engineer refusing to take them nearer than six miles from here on account of the risk of being thrown from the track or fired into.



CINCINNATI, July 24.-The fact was amply demonstrated early this morning that the firing of the Ohio and Mississippi bridge across Mill creek last night was not the work of strikers. After the fire at the bridge had been squelched, the drunken rioters, tired of their work, repaired to a point on the river road, sufficiently remote to secure them from police interference, and at early dawn, completely gutted all the market and milk wagons that were coming into the city at that hour. This morning three of the ringleaders of this mob were arrested and jailed.

The Police Commissioners held an informal meeting at 11 o'clock this morning, and completed preparations for any possible emergency. A large number of citizens have been sworn in as special police.

COLUMBUS, July 24.-The strikers visited the stock yards and Bee line yards this morning and refused to allow them to leave. They were shown the official notice that the June scale of wages would be restored. The strikers immediately told the officers to proceed with their trains, and trains moved as usual till stopped by men from other roads. The first passenger train to go over the Baltimore & Ohio road east since Saturday, went about noon to-day. They will only run day trains on all divisions for the present.


NEWARK, July 24.-The strikers to-night virtually have possession of all roads in the western portion of the city, and no trains can run over the Ohio & Mississippi, Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, and Atlantic & Great Western roads. Mayor Moore addressed about two thousand strikers this afternoon at the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton depot, declaring that he had been a workingman and knew their wants, that he was with them in their struggle but begged them not to destroy property or commit any violence. His speech is generally condemned. Nearly one hundred special police have been sworn in by the authorities.



INDIANAPOLIS, July 24.-The situation here is practically unchanged, with the exception that women and children caught in the blockade are permitted to leave in the postal cars.

The coaches having been left outside, the Vandalia line attempted to place a train in the depot for the 1 o'clock run, but were compelled to send it back to the yards.

The Mayor has requested the saloons to to [sic] be closed, and many are complying. The special police appointed by the Mayor are now on duty guarding the railway property.

Sheriff Pressly, of this county, who is a member of the Locomotive Engineers' Brotherhood, has the assurances of that order that they will stand by him in protecting property.


The following call has been issued.

INDIANAPOLIS, July 24.-To the law abiding citizens of Indianapolis: You are requested to meet in mass in front of the new Court House on Washington street, this evening at 7:30 P.M., to consult as to measures for the public safety. Let your numbers be so large and the addresses be of such a character that it will be demonstrated that the people of this city are largely on the side of law and order. Measures for organization for the protection of life and property will also be adopted.
J. CAVEN, Mayor.

United States Marshal Spooner has decided to attempt to send a train out on the Indianapolis, Burlingtan [sic] & Wabash road and has asked the authorities at Washington for permission to use United States troops if necessary. He has just gone to interview the strikers hoping they will be induced not to oppose him.


INDIANAPOLIS, July 24.-General Spooner's conference with the strikers resulted in the removal of the embargo on the I.C. & L and I.B. & W., and both roads expect to be running as usual to-morrow. The I.C. & L. trains east and west, were allowed to pass this evening, but will send out no more during the night. No eastern mails will leave to-night. The I. & St. L. Company asked of the strikers to send out their postal car, but were not granted the privilege. At a citizens' meeting to-night a Committee of Safety was appointed, who will organize companies of safety from among the citizens.


TERRE HAUTE, July 24.-The strikers are in undisputed control of all the roads here. All trains have been stopped on all roads except the Terre Haute and Evansville, which road has never reduced wages. The United States mail has not been interfered with. It is understood that east and west roads will run one mail train each way daily, but that they will make no effort to carry passengers. The Logansport railroad sent out a locomotive with a mail car to-night. The roads on which traffic is stopped are the Vandalia, the Indianapolis & St. Louis, the Illinois Midland, the Terre Haute and Danville and Terre Haute & Logansport. There has been no rioting or violence and scarcely any drinking. A message was received by the strikers to-day offering the services of two hundred miners at Brazil but the offer was declined. The railroad managers seem disposed to avoid in every possible way a collision with the strikers and to await developments elsewhere. President Collett of the Terre Haute & Danville, who is absent from the city, telegraphs that if the force on his road was dissatisfied and wished to strike to take off the trains, close the yards, lock the doors and nail up the gates. It is now believed that the largest manufacturing establishment here will close for the lack of coal.



SPRINGFIELD, July 24.-Governor Cullon to-day issued a proclamation in which, after reciting that troubles are occurring in certain States, calls on the people to aid in maintaining peace, and enjoins vigilance upon mayors, sheriffs and others in authority in suppressing violence, and declares all these questions to be regulated by ballots instead of by mobs.



ALBANY, July 24.-Strikers at West Albany say the troops cannot pass over the road. A regiment of militia has been ordered to Rochester. The railroad men want to keep at work, but the outside element keeps them away.

TROY, July 24.-The military of Cohoes, Glens Falls, Whitehall and Port Henry have been ordered here immediately. The citizens' corps goes to Albany. Everything quiet and no riot expected.

OSWEGO, July 24.-The freight trains on the Oswego and Syracuse division of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad have been suspended. A regiment ir [sic] held in readiness.


BUFFALO, N.Y., July 24.-An effort to get the workmen out of the principal manufacturing establishments utterly failed. A small flag, bearing the words, "We will let the mail go," is placed on the several switches. Of course travel, as well as traffic, continues practically stopped. The people and police express confidence in their ability to control the tramps and boys who have been inciting the riot. The Westfield militia company in the riot last night lost 10 muskets.


HORNELLSVILLE, July 24.-The remainder of the Twenty-third regiment of Brooklyn arrived at 8 P.M. Upon reaching Corning they found the track torn up. As the train advanced it was relaid but the strikers moving forward tore up more. A squad of soldiers was ordered to proceed ahead, and they dispersed the crowd. The rails had also been removed a mile east of there.

BINGHAMTON, July 24.-To-day the track was torn up to delay the train.


ALBANY, July 24.-At four this afternoon the workmen, having returned from West Albany, again met in Capitol Park, where incendiary speeches were made. Other speakers counseled forbearance. A committee was appointed and proceeded to the freight houses of the Central Depot Water street. The men at work were told to desist, and some refusing they were put into the streets. Leaving the freight house, the strikers visited in regular order the round house and elevator and forced the men to leave work. At the later place grain was being transferred from the cars to boats. From there the crowd surged across the railroad bridge spanning the Hudson river at the foot of Lumber street, and when on the Greenbush side an attempt was made to tear up the tracks there. This bridge is one used for freight trains exclusively, and the designs on the tracks were intended to stop freight traffic. The tracks were finally spiked on the Greenbush side, stopping all movements of freight from the West to the East and South. The freight cars at West Albany were moved West after the rioters left there this afternoon.


BUFFALO, July 24.-A number of special police have been sworn in and the Board of Police desire every citizen who believes in the supremacy of the law, to take the oath and responsibility of special patrolman for the maintenance of order and protector of property. A dispatch from Hornellsville says: The train coming wast [sic] with troops was detained at Corning by the strikers, the rails being taken up. The train for Hornellsville for BUFFALO got eight miles west and returned The track is taken up between Hornellsville and Burn. An unsuccessful attempt was made to procure the release, on a writ of habeas corpus. of Barney Donohue.



TRENTON, July 24.-Notices are being prepared by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to be served upon the sheriffs of counties and mayors of cities, reciting that threats have been made against their property by evil disposed persons and that they will be called upon to protect the same, and that communities will be held responsible for all pecuniary damages inflicted on the company's property.



ST. LOUIS., July 24.-The laborers at the Missouri car works in East St. Louis, who struck yesterday, went to work again to-day. This afternoon a delegation of strikers visited the works, and endeavored to induce the men to leave again, but they refused. This created considerable excitement among the strikers. A man named Morgan, late a chief officer of the Miners' Association of St. Clair and Madison counties, Illinois, says he has a telegram from the secretary of a miners' meeting, held at Belleville to-day, saying the association will send 1,500 men to support the strikers if they are needed.


ST. LOUIS, July 24.-All the passenger and express cars for the east were stopped this morning by the strikers. There is no interference with postal cars. They were allowed to go out on all the roads. All the cars at the Union Depot on this side of the river, are being moved out of the yard, immediately in front of the depot, and taken up the road some distance, leaving the tracks at the depot clear. The strikers say there is no middle ground in this case. It is either absolute victory or defeat with them and they propose to make the issue square and clearly defined from now on, and to this effect this they will put a total embargo on freight and passenger traffic. Their organization increases in strength and perfectness hourly, but so long as they are not interfered with in their purpose to obtain what they consider fair and just remuneration for their labor, their will be no violence or disorder, but if they are forcibly opposed, there will be trouble and plenty of it. The policy of the railroad continues to be a passive one, and it is not likely anything will be done for the present, at least, to unduly excite or influence the men.

Two hundred and fifty of General Jeff. C. Davis' regiment have been switched off on a side track at Sedalia, but whether by the Missouri Pacific or by Missouri, Kansas and Texas men, or by outside parties is not reported.


About four P.M. to-day there was a meeting of a considerable number of prominent men held at the Mayor's office, in response to an invitation by the Mayor, to confer regarding the situation. The result of the meeting was the appointment of a committee, composed of A.J. Smith, of rebellion fame, Gen. Marmaduke, Gen. Noble, Gen. J.S. Cavender, and Col. Thos. T. Garrett, who are instructed to devise measures for raising a voluntary force of citizens of from 500 to 2,000 strong, as occasion may seem to require, to hold themselves in readiness to answer a call made on them for the preservaiton [sic] of peace. Committees will be appointed in each ward of the city and recruiting will commence at once.

Another meeting will be held to-night and it is expected several hundred men will be enrolled. Such as are enrolled to-night will be requested to arm themselves with such weapons as they possess, pistols, guns, etc., and perhaps some of them will be put on duty to-night.



LOUISVILLE, July 24.-The Louisville & Nashville and Great Southern route have given into the strikers and they have gone to work. There is no fear of trouble on the L. & C.L.R.R. as the reduction order has been rescinded. The I.M. & I. and O. & M. lines, terminating a [sic] Louisville, are refusing freight and passengers.

In the city to day a gang of negro leveemen stopped work and with picks, shovels, etc., marched through the streets stopping all other laborers. Before night there were several hundred including some whites. Mayor Jacob has issued a proclamation calling on them to disperse. All the police are on duty doubly armed and arms have been ordered from the Frankfort arsenal. There is a determined spirit manifested among good citizens to quell this disorder.


RICHMOND, Va., July 24.-The employees of the Chesapeake & Ohio, Piedmont Air Line, and Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad signed papers deprecating the condition off [sic] affairs in the north and west.


MONTREAL, July 24.-The Grand Trunk railway company and employees have effected an amicable arrangement. A slight reduction of wages will take place. The men are satisfied and the strike will be avoided.


ST. THOMAS, Ont., July 24.-Employees of the Canada Southern shops quit work to-day and a large number of engineers, firemen and brakemen joined them. Shortly after the arrival of the mail train west, the mail and express cars were detached, but after holding the train half an hour they allowed it to proceed. All freight trains have stopped. A general meeting of men is called for to-night.

The strike was precipitated here at noon, notwithstanding 6 o'clock had been previously selected. The Superintendent of the Canada Southern being absent, the men were asked to remain at their posts, the reduction circular to be held in abeyance. The offer was refused and a strike followed. The strikers visited the shops and ordered the employees to quit. Word was also sent along the line to train men to strop [sic] trains wherever they were.



SYRACUSE, July 24.-The freight conductors, firemen and brakemen at East Syracuse struck. Restoration of pay is demanded. The machinists also struck. Six hundred freight cars, seventy engines and forty trains of freight are embargoed at East Syracuse. Strikers guard the property of the company and will not interfere with passenger or mail trains. They warn all outsiders, tramps or communists, to keep away and sent one away at the muzzle of a revolver.

UTICA, July 24.-A train of sixteen cars from the west via the Suspension bridge passed east to-night.


BALTIMORE, July 24.-A reply was given this afternoon to the application of the employees of the Northern Central and Baltimore and Potomac railroad, for restoration of wages paid previous to the recent reduction. Col. Scott says the application will be laid before the Board of Directors, but that their attention was at present occupied in such important matters that it could not receive immediate notice. Col. Scott thanked the employees for their fidelity. The shopmen then resolved to continue work. The Trainmen will meet to-morrow.



SAN FRANCISCO, July 24.-The city has been as quiet as usual during the day, but there is visible a strong under current of apprehension, which is strengthening by the strong efforts of some reckless agitators with a good deal of talk to the effect that the mob will try it again soon. This afternoon, by invitation of ex Governor Low and General McComb, a large number of the most prominent citizens met at the Chamber of Commerce to concert measures to assure the public safety. Hon. T. Coleman in the chair. It was decided to organize a committee of citizens to co-operate in case of need with the police and military, and a committee of twenty-four was selected to organize the citizens. Mr. Coleman reminded the meeting of the time of the old vigilance committee, of which many of those present were members, and the universal sentiment was expressed in favor of prompt and thorough measures to secure safety of life and property against any contingency. The Committee of Twenty-four is now in executive session.



EVANSVILLE, July 24.-Great excitement prevails here. Last night and to-night large meetings were held. To-night a mob assembled at the St. Louis & Southeastern depot, and informed the officials that a mail car alone could start for Nashville at nine o'clock. The mail car and sleeper attempted to leave for Nashville, but the mob broke the couplings, and the company was compelled to comply with the wishes of the mob and send only the mail car.


CHICAGO, July 24. -The strike of railroad hands has become general in CHICAGO. It was inaugurated last night by a strike among the switchmen on the Michigan Central railroad and this morning the entire force of the road joined them. These men, who claim that by the arrogance, unkindness and penuriousness of the management they have virtually been forced into the strike, gathered in force this morning, visited the other railroad men in the city, and induced them all, with the exception of the North Western railroad, to strike. Consequently, at this hour, none but passenger trains are on the road, all others being laid up.


A mob among whom are but few strikers but which is largely composed of disreputables, is circulating to the number of about five hundred on the west side, and compelling all classes of workmen to quit. The railroad offices present a deserted appearance and the yards are quiet. No depredations are being committed. The policy of most of the roads is to send away as many cars as possible. The mob continued its labors during the afternoon, busying itself with closing up the manufactories and shops which lay in their way. The proprietors offered no objection, it being generally understood that the men would return and go to work whenever it was deemed advisable. The mob, which numbered over two thousand, consisted partially of boys between the ages of fourteen and twenty years, but acting under directions from older heads. All the railroad shops including the Northwestern, have been closed and the strikers are merely engaged now in stopping freights. As yet, no passenger, mail or express trains have been interfered with.

Among the establishments closed up are the workshops of the Michigan Central, Illinois Central, Chicago & Alton, Northwestern, Milwaukee & St. Paul, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railroads. All the men connected with the freighting business on these roads have either quit voluntarily or through compulsion. Besides, the rabble visited and caused to suspend operations Campbell Bros. mill, Boldenwick & Hennes' stone yard, Palmer & Fuller's sash, door and blind factory, saw furniture factory, Schutler's wagon manufactory, Northwestern Horseshoe Nail Company and many others.

The Mayor's secretary is this afternoon swearing in special police in great numbers. The Mayor issued a proclamation this afternoon, reciting the state of affairs and calling on the citizens to aid in suppressing the riot, and to that end recommending patrols in the various neighborhoods, and that women and children keep off the streets. He adds: "The city government has made ample preparations for the protection of lives and property. It is known that the Twenty-second Regiment United States Infantry is en route from Dakota, and will arrive to-morrow. There are only men coming to Chicago from the outside, and they are only sent here on their way to the east, where they properly belong. It is rumored, at 5 P.M., that all the street cars will be compelled to stop running.


The Executive Committee of the Strikers have rescinded the order to prevent passenger trains to leave East St. Louis, and it is likely some of the trains will leave this evening, but several companies will refuse to turn a wheel.

Gen. Wilson, Receiver of the St. Louis & Southeastern railroad, has made a formal request of Mayor Bowman to arrest the strikers, which the Mayor refuses to do giving as a reason his inability to do so. Gen. Wilson is much incensed and wants Bowman to send for militia and which he refuses to do.


-There was an attempt at San Francisco Monday morning to start a riot against the Chinese, but it failed. It is well understood there is a deep widespread feeling among both laboring and hoodlum classes of San Francisco against the Chinese, which only lacks a favorable opportunity to break out into open hostility. It is believed, however, that with prudence and vigilance the immediate danger is over.

-The strike is general all along the Chicago and Canada Southern main line, and Toledo and Detroit divisions. The employees demand that the company restore wages to the same standard they were before the recent reduction; establish a regular pay day, and immediately advauce [sic] the three months' back pay now due.

-A Times reporter interviewed William H. Vanderbilt at Saratoga on Monday. He expressed great confidence to the men of the New York Central road, and stated they would fight for the road rather than against it. He would run trains so long as he was protected. In regard to the Lake Shore road he said that the demand made for the restoration of the former rate of wages were not to be entertained for a moment. The owners of the road could not consent to let the employees manage. "There is a great principle involved in this matter," said Vanderbilt, "and we cannot afford to have us yield."

-The strikers took possession of the Union Depot at Indianapolis, Ohio, and tracks, at midnight Monday, and will allow only postal cars to leave the city. Passenger travel on all roads out of here without exception is stopped. Governor Williams and Mayor Caven both decline to interfere, except to suppress or prevent violence.

-The striking firemen and brakemen on the Pan Handle road at Columbus are very emphatic in denouncing the actions of the mob there on Tuesday, in forcibly closing up the various business establishments. They state through their committee that while they are firm in the purpose of maintaining the strike, and preventing the running of freight thrains [sic] , they utterly repudiate all riotous and incendiary lawless proceedings, and will do all in their power to bring rioters to jusctice [sic] and to prevent a repetition of their excesses.

-One thousand workmen at the West Albany railroad shops have joined the strikers at Albany, N.Y.

-At Indianapolis over two hundred special police have been sworn in, many of whom are strikers themselves, who thus declare their intention to protect property.

-At Zanesville the riotous proceedings of Monday induced the citizens to form a vigilance committee.

-A Boston dispatch says it is reported that a messenger from the Baltimore & Ohio railroad has been on eastern and Boston and Maine roads, inviting the employees to strike, but was unsuccessful. The men, although dissatisfied with the present pay do not deem a strike advisable.

-The Sheriffs in New Jersey have been served with notices from the president of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, to the effect that the company look to them for the protection of their property, in accordance with the law of 1866. The Sheriffs are prepared at once to swear in a large number of special constables should occasion require.

-The Adjutant General of Maryland has issued an order to General Howard authorizing him to immediately proceed to organize and recruit a regiment to be known as the Seventh Regiment of Infantry, Maryland National Guard. He will select ten officers as captains, and authorize them to each raise a company. The men so raised will receive from the date of muster the same pay and emoluments as those of equal rank in the regular service. These measures were decided upon, not from any new development of danger, but to have the city prepared for any emergency that may arrive.

-The United States troops at Madison barracks, Sacket's Harbor, have been ordered to prepare for immediate departure for Pittsburgh by a special train.

-The Commissioners of Police of Baltimore have ordered all drinking saloons closed, until further orders.

-All the conductors and engineers on the Long Island railroads, New York, receiving $100 pay monthly are notified of a reduction of ten per cent. after August the first.

-The artillery company garrisoning Ft. Preble, Portland, Maine, started for Pittsburgh yesterday morning.

-Battery F, Third Artillery, stationed at Ft. Ontario, Oswego, N.Y., have received orders to be in readiness to go to Pennsylvania.

About this Document

  • Source: The Daily Post
  • Date: July 25, 1877