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One Hundred Nine Years Ago

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  • glenn_j_williams
    From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 3, 1893 - The Italian laborers of Gloversville, who were employed by H. Ward Leonard and have been idle for some
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 3, 2002
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      From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

      August 3, 1893 - The Italian laborers of Gloversville, who were
      employed by H. Ward Leonard and have been idle for some time, are
      becoming turbulent and some of them have threatened to set fire to
      the buildings of the Cayadutta Electric road and to tear up its
      tracks. As a matter of precaution, the company applied to Sheriff
      Palmer for protection, and six deputies were appointed. Tuesday
      night, two were assigned to the protection of the powerhouse and four
      to guard the carhouse. Manager Frenyear says in order to protect
      themselves, the company cannot pay the employees of H. Ward Leonard
      Co. until judgments have been rendered against the road. The
      motormen and conductors have been cautioned to carefully watch the
      tracks and the movements of the Italians.
    • glenn_j_williams
      From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 4, 1893 - The special deputies appointed by Sheriff Palmer to protect the property of the Cayadutta Electric
      Message 2 of 8 , Aug 4, 2002
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        From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

        August 4, 1893 - The special deputies appointed by Sheriff Palmer to
        protect the property of the Cayadutta Electric Railroad from the
        angry Italians have been withdrawn, no harm being feared now, owing
        to an arrangement whereby the company is to furnish the laborers with
        provisions until their claims are legally adjusted.
      • Dicarlo, Gino
        When they say provisions, are they talking food? They say music calms the savage beast, well, food calms the angry Italian! Wine also works! gino ... From:
        Message 3 of 8 , Aug 5, 2002
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          When they say provisions, are they talking food? They say music calms
          the savage beast, well, food calms the angry Italian! Wine also works!

          gino

          -----Original Message-----
          From: glenn_j_williams [mailto:103424.2304@...]
          Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 11:03 AM
          To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [FJGRailroad] One Hundred Nine Years Ago


          From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

          August 4, 1893 - The special deputies appointed by Sheriff Palmer to
          protect the property of the Cayadutta Electric Railroad from the
          angry Italians have been withdrawn, no harm being feared now, owing
          to an arrangement whereby the company is to furnish the laborers with
          provisions until their claims are legally adjusted.
        • glenn_j_williams
          From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 7, 1893 - THE POWER HOUSE STRUCK - When the thunder and lightning were fiercest this morning about 6 o clock the
          Message 4 of 8 , Aug 7, 2002
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            From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

            August 7, 1893 - THE POWER HOUSE STRUCK - When the thunder and
            lightning were fiercest this morning about 6 o'clock the powerhouse
            of the Cayadutta Electric road received a sudden shakeup from the
            electric fluid. The belt was thrown off from one of the larger
            dynamos and the dynamo burned out. A new armature and other repairs
            are needed to put the machinery in shape.
          • glenn_j_williams
            From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 8, 1893 - The trolley wire for the electric road is being strung through Main and William Streets and the cars may
            Message 5 of 8 , Aug 8, 2002
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              From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

              August 8, 1893 - The trolley wire for the electric road is being
              strung through Main and William Streets and the cars may be expected
              to run soon.

              Extra cars were run yesterday and today from Gloversville over the
              main line of the Cayadutta Electric road. The company now has a man
              stationed at the corner of Main and Fulton Streets, Gloversville, to
              answer any inquiries as to cars, etc. He is provided with tickets of
              all kinds for sale.
            • glenn_j_williams
              From the Bob Bedford clipping file, two entries: August 9, 1893 - JUMPED THE TRACK - An electric car on the Cayadutta road due here last evening from Fonda at
              Message 6 of 8 , Aug 14, 2002
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                From the Bob Bedford clipping file, two entries:

                August 9, 1893 - JUMPED THE TRACK - An electric car on the Cayadutta
                road due here last evening from Fonda at 6:02 jumped the track while
                turning the curve just south of the town near the Columbian Place.
                Travel was interfered with for one hour while the car was being
                raised and placed back on the track, as no cars either way could pass
                this point.

                August 14, 1893 - We are gratified to announce the Cayadutta Electric
                RR Company have compromised the case of the Italian laborers and will
                pay the amount agreed upon Wednesday. We understand that about
                $4,000 is due them for wages.

                The trolley over the road on Main and William Streets is now
                completed. The first electric car passed over this portion of the
                road at 5:25 PM Saturday.
              • glenn_j_williams
                From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 15, 1893 - An electric car became derailed on rounding the curve on East Main Street this morning. This was
                Message 7 of 8 , Aug 15, 2002
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                  From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

                  August 15, 1893 - An electric car became derailed on rounding the
                  curve on East Main Street this morning. This was occasioned by a
                  projection caused by a mis-matched rail.
                • glenn_j_williams
                  From the Bob Bedford clipping file, two days worth: August 16, 1893 - The electric cars commenced making regular trips through Main Street at 4 PM yesterday.
                  Message 8 of 8 , Aug 23, 2002
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                    From the Bob Bedford clipping file, two days' worth:

                    August 16, 1893 - The electric cars commenced making regular trips
                    through Main Street at 4 PM yesterday.

                    August 18, 1893 - The electric machinery on one of the Cayadutta cars
                    became deranged in front of the Post Office on North Market Street at
                    8:30 last night and considerable delay was occasioned in repairing it.

                    Twenty-seven cars daily each way between Gloversville and Fonda is
                    the present schedule. Of these fourteen go over the Main Line and
                    thirteen pass through the Village of Johnstown.
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