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Nearly All Business Suspended

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Port Hurón, July 2.- Nearly all business on the Chicago and Grand Trunk railway is suspended and hardly a wheel is turning on the entiresysteu. The iaën here have not yet joined in the strike, but the wal kont at Battle Creek and other points on the road has paralyzed the entire road. No traía has arrived here from the west sinc 4 o'clock yesterday morning, the mail and exprese train due here at7:30beinL tied up at Battle Creek and all othei eastbonnd trains are west of that. Tht last freight train to arrive here carne ir at 4 o'clock and no other f reight is un der way, no freigbts having left her since Saturday forenoon. The sidinge in the tunnel yards are all filled up, over 500 cars being here, many of thein containing perishable goods. The railway company is preparing for an extended seige and will make a determined fight. They are U6ing all possible means to bring the men to terms and to ehow their power. They have ordered the closing of the block I carshop and the locomotive shops at this point for an indefinite time on account of the tieup. The freight handlers, 50 in number, and a number of switchmen were also notified that they are laid off an indefinite period as there is nothing to do. Where there are usually four there is at present only one engine in the yards and that onê has very little to do. The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen hejd a meeting Sunday evening, lasting until a late hour, but did not decide to go out jtist yet, it not being believed to be necessary, as the road ie about coinpletely tied up by the strike at Battle Creek. Their sympathies, however. are with the strikers, and it is believed that if neceeeary tBey will also go out at this point. The Brotherhood of Couductors and of Firemen also held meetings, but did not decide to join the strikerp.


Ann Arbor Argus
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