LABOR: New Orleans, et al.

Only by spectacular violence and bloodshed do local strikes attain national prominence. Last week a street car* strike in New Orleans attained that prominence. Two strikers were killed, five trolleys were burned to the trucks, a car barn was dynamited, trackage was destroyed, switches cemented. The only other strike so far this year to "go rough" in like fashion has been at Gastonia, N. C. (see below).

Eighteen hundred trolleymen struck in New Orleans as a result of a union contract dispute. New Orleans Public Service, Inc., imported strikebreakers from Buffalo, N....

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