the Railroad Strike of 1877 and the Great Reset

Franklin Benjamin Gowen

We should start with the villian first this time since he is such a central figure in much of the event as owner of the Reading Railroad. He branches out into other Industrialist projects as well. Gowen formed the Coal and Iron Police, a private security firm. He was also part owner of the canals and coal mines and crossed examined Rockefeller during the Standard Oil Trust lawsuit. He died while pursuing this case, maybe it was supposed to be an intimidation thing like he was killed for bring Rockerfeller to trial but the trial was bogus, he skipped town to throw the whole thing off, they were on the same side.

Gowen also set the stage for the headliner, RR Strike of 77, with a warm-up act featuring the Molly Macguires, an Irish domestic-terrorist group that plagued the worker camps and destroyed mine owners property in the 2-3 years time before the Nationwide Strike would take place.

Gowen was in charge of the case that climaxed with the mock-executions of over 20 people, known as the Molly Macguires.

This article joins several threads.

Allen Pinkerton is a fictional Capitalist construct to be both the bad guy and the superhero that saves the city. Every case he is associated with is a project.

The Mollies ran a string of domestic terror incidents for years before culmination of celebrated staged-executions. The terrorist plots usually involved the murder of some RR or mining authority and the destruction of Company property, this serves to get the target to identify with the ‘bad’ guy. The ‘Robyn Hood’ archetype.

It leads us right up to the Strike and RR/mine baron Gowen pulling strings of both

The years between 1863 and 1879 were years of violence, labor unrest, sabotage, and assassination in coal region. “Black Thursday”, June 21, 1877, saw ten Irish-Catholic miners, convicted of
the murders of various mine officials, hanged for their crimes and for their membership in the secret order known as the Molly Macguires. ’77 was the year of the Socialist coup disguised as a railroad strike, it started in PA coal country.

The first mention I could find was Jan 13, (1/13=333) 1848. Molly Macguire associated with broad daylight slaying of landlord, Major Mahon (another double M), leading to the ‘Irish Arms Bill’. This shows the newspapers have always used the numbers code and were created for the fear mongering purposes. Also shows the Molly’s were used for the same potential-threat false flag terrorism before they emigrated to Pennsyl-tucky coal mines. They were never real in Erin or in the US.

Since 1862 the Mollies had been blamed for numerous murders, beatings, knifings, armed robberies, and incidents of arson. It was coal-mining country, a rough part of the world suffering from the effects called a ‘reign of terror’ orchestrated by a shadowy organization dubbed the Molly Maguires. (Double Ms are a thing, as in Marilyn Monroe/Manson, rotate 90* and you get 33)

On October 27, 1873,  Pinkerton McParlan was sent in under the name James McKenna a charismatic character set to infiltrate the gang by joining however he could bullshit his way. McKenna is one of the premiere spook family names. Anything this name is attached to takes all doubt away from its nature.

*It is appropriate that one of our sources of info for the Molly’s is a Pollock. The are like-Mckenna’s Anytime a pollack is around the cover has already been blow. In any variation, it doesn’t matter for either Mckenna, McKenney, McKenna, along with Pollack, Paddock, Pollard. Its the enunciated syllables that are important, like Ba’al, or Bel… language-based spellcraft. Wow, so after reading the fist page Pollack is claimed the Mollys never existed but were invented by the industrialists. He beat me to the punch but these fuckers never tell the truth so lets see what the angle is. If its from a pollack its probs pretty subtle, these people have been doing this for centuries.

“By inventing this organization, the employers hoped to quash a budding unionization movement among their disgruntled work forces. In their conspiracy against the labor-organizing coal miners, the operators engaged such disparate allies as a detective agency, the commercial newspapers, the state judicial system, and the Catholic Church.”

Normie Historian

Immigrants to the coal region in the early-mid 1800’s would’ve been among the first of the repopulation, the infrastructure was already set up for the most part, there was no untamed wilderness and savage heathen. There was massive unrest at this time in the UK as they weren’t through their own Reset spasms. Much of Europe was in ruins, the orphans were told the last generation had been through labor struggles dealing with new technology and orchestrated mass-migration events, such as the busted ass potato famine, which is the excuse of about 95% of the people here. What they thought they were leaving over the pond as far as slave quality of life they found here in America too with the Industrialist/Capitalist Inheritor Class.

Workingmen’s Benevolent Association

Working conditions led many of the miners to join the Workingmen’s Benevolent Association, the first industry-wide trade union that fought for better conditions in the mines. The mine owners, however, were equally determined to smash the union. The resulting conflict between workers and owners sparked the creation of the Molly Macguires, who vowed to fight the exploitation of the workers by predominantly Protestant mine owners and supervisors.

WBA was a proto-union made up of coal miners from Schuylkill County PA, the same place of the supposed MM activity. Founded in 1868 bu John Siney it was said to be the non-violent brother of the Macguires. On the subject of violence, Siney commented, “By rules of the association all acts of violence are strictly forbidden, and any member found guilty of such will not only be expelled from the association, but from the county also.” With this statement, Siney summarized his advocacy of a strict adherence to social law and order. Siney had immigrated to the coal mine regions of Pennsylvania in 1863 at the age of 32. An immigrant from England (although born in Ireland), Siney had been president of the local bricklayer’s union (Stone mason lodge) and well trusted in England. ‘Trust’ is a bankster term, means financed. There is no distinction between any of these groups except whatever cheap label is slapped in the front. They splinter and adapt and evolve, changing names often, sometimes they change names so often its the giveaway. They do that to confuse researchers like you and me that are pinning they ass down.

WBA led to the creation of the first mine safety inspection laws in the United States, even though these laws were not regularly enforced. Siney also spent time in negotiations for the first minimum wage opportunities, as well as the first instances of collective bargaining. The union locals also organized local food cooperatives and libraries to both feed and educate members of their communities. So this is like the International Workers of the World that traveled around the country stirring up trouble and every strike they precipitated would have bread lines and soup kitchens and children services.

“The object of the Workingman’s Benevolent Association is to unite in one band of brotherhood all who earn their bread by hard toil…”

-Anyone that inserts ‘bread’ into labor oration is lying.

Also like the other venues Siney proclaimed passive resistance on paper but agitated crowds with excitful speeches and disrupted miners not participating with his cause. The native-born miners were treated differently than the immigrant miners. Same old script, only the names and places change. He was arrested May 12, 1875 on conspiracy charges

Siney spent months traveling among the miners in the Saint Clair (Sinclair is an old family name) area, listening to their complaints, in a meeting on 23 July 1868 in Walker’s (Bush warlord dynasty) Hall, Siney presented a draft calling for an eight-hour workday. Of all the triggers in the larbor arena the 8 hr work day has been at the center of every one from the Paris Commune of the French Revolution to the New Deal put forth by Roosevelt, Eleanor, not Franklin.

Hooked up with Susan B Anthony when he went to the National Labor Union in 1869, Susie agreed to dedicate a column in her rag ‘The Revolution” to the coal miner and his cause. This morphed into Siney’s own paper, The Workingman. (The Workingman was also the shortened name of Karl Marx group before they became the Socialist Party) He was set up with her for training, he was always intending to start his own paper. Anthony was the World Fair connection. An early temperance, anti-slave, Fem character has come up in our discussions on Flag Day and her associations with the Colonial Dames of America fake-history org.

The National Labor Union meeting he went to was in Philly, ’69, this is also the time and place of the Knights of Labor birth. the KoL are second rate support club. They failed to act in both the Great Strike of ’77 and the Haymarket Protest in ’86. Knights were a secret club, not referred to by name until 1879, the organization chalked symbols on sidewalks and buildings to call meetings. KoL supported characters like the IWW member and early Socialist Daniel DeLeon, who tried to Marx-ify the group, and Mother Jones. The KoL Grand Master was also the Mayor of Scranton right after the Great Strike of 77.

Mother Jones was born in Ireland and fled the potato famine (told ya they all use the same lines) Jones help found the Social Democratic Party and the International Workers of the World. She lived in Toronto, Detroit, and lost everything during the Chicago fire in 71. Oh yeah and her children died of Yellow Fever, This woman is like a walking cli’che.

 Led by Franklin B. Gowen, president of the Reading Railroad, and Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, the move to undermine the efforts of the WBA began in 1873, after the last of the smaller operators were forced out of business. Gowen controlled the state police as well with the establishment of the Coal and Iron Police. He was the super comic-book villain that owned everything. Gowen orchestrated the ‘Long Strike of ’75’, which might have been the precursor/training event to the Great Strike of ’77.

Violent protests and crime spree brought the WBA to a close and Siney died in poverty.

The WBA would go on to live in the United Mine Workers of America, who started their first PA branch in 1890.

Siney was president of the Miners National Association and was active in the Greenback Labor Party. *Check for connection withe Western Federation of Miners and Big Bill Wayward.

Schuylkill Penitentiary

Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.)

The Irish turned to a secret society known as the Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.) for protection. Violence erupted in 1863 as Irish laborers rioted in opposition to the new federal draft laws, and then extended their protests to demand better working conditions and wages. Periodically violence erupted over the next sixteen years. Many blamed the Molly Macguires, a radical faction of the A.O.H. named after a violent group of protesters who had roamed the Irish countryside fighting anti-Catholic persecution were blamed. AOH was an Irish Catholic org, the oldest Irish Catholic org in America, oldest reference to Andrew Jackson, Jackson was a fake founding father, that means there aint nothing ‘Ancient’ about these cats. They ran in opposition to the Orange Party, Orange is a trigger, the only word that doesn’t rhyme and 33 in numerology. it was founded in New York City in 1836, however, a reference to its existence as early as 1819 was found in a letter written from a Samuel Castwell to the eventual 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. In the letter, Jackson had been nominated for membership into Castwell’s Hibernian Society. Jackson was a fictional character as well, I told you already, anybody on currency.

It appears at a glance there was no ancient order, during the beginning of the influx of mas migration a group was started and called themselves ancient but there is no connection, the earliest mentions in the Jackson doc is fake, just to add backstory to both the Hibernian and Jackson. Any references to a time before this or outside America is lumped in together as ‘The Order’, The Order is a very different subject and whatever fractal pattern it assumes at any point in history, real or fabricated, is in regards to this ‘Order’, which does not limit itself to a location or ethnicity.

There was also the Hibernian Society from 1790, but didn’t last very long bc members became increasingly radical. Another one in Boston in 1737 formed the Charitable Irish Society. The AoH we will return to in a later essay; they have been maintaining the St Paddy’s Day Parade in NYC since the mid-1800’s. All parades are military exercises.

Irish traditions of violent rural resistance such as the “White Boys,” the “Ribbonmen,” and the “Molly Macguires” often sprung up in the camps, usually pushed by the mine owners in order to flush out any real potential opposition

James McKenna

10 hanged, printed on 7/7/77. coincidence right?

In October 1873, Gowen met in Philadelphia with Allan Pinkerton. Pinkerton’s published account of the meeting depicts Gowen laying out in some detail the existence, background and nature of a criminal secret society called Mollie Macguires, transplanted from Ireland to the coal region of Pennsylvania. In case I forgot to tell you or you haven’t figured it out for yourself yet, Pinkerton is a fictional icon, his journals are the same as George Washington and John Smith. Fake AF.

Thats when McPharlen (or some variation thereof) was chosen to go in as McKenna. After reaching Pottsville in December 1873, he began to frequent the Sheridan House, a saloon run by ‘Big Pat’ Dormer. McKenna soon became a popular character around the bar, his “gift of gab”. In conversation, McKenna let it be known that he was wanted for murder and counterfeiting in Buffalo, New York. Sure, thats always a way to draw attn to yourself in a strange new town full of drunk Irishmen known for a murderous streak. He proved himself to be handy with his fists and soon gained a reputation among the rougher elements who drank at Dormer’s bar.

He won his way into the gang by besting a bareknuckle boxing champion over a poker game. Courtesy of McClures 1894 issue.

His standing was secured after the Coal & Iron Police, a private constabulary raised by Gowen and the mine owners and railroad operators to help protect their interests, arrested McKenna at the bar, interrogated him, and roughed him up. So he stages a confrontation with the cops to build street-cred.

Dormer himself was impressed with McKenna, and in February 1874 took him to the neighboring town of Shenandoah to meet fellow saloon-keeper Muff Lawler. With Lawler’s backing, McKenna got work at the Indian Ridge Shaft and later at the West Shenandoah Colliery. Lawler also introduced McKenna to John ‘Jack’ Kehoe. Kehoe ran the Hibernian House saloon in Girardville, an important Molly headquarters, and was a kingpin in the organization. McKenna soon received an invitation to a secret meeting of the Ancient Order of Hibernian.

This claim right here is enough to call the whole game. The saloon keepers of the day would’ve certainly been on the mine owners payroll. Entertainment is somewhat limited in these parts, the saloon-keeper would have been privy to all information and especially when in control of the liquor tap. 2 months is awful fast for someone to go from fresh off the train with no contacts to being under the wing of the local resistance chapter. Dormer and Lawler would have been expecting someone to come in, either by advanced notice or bartenders intuition. This is also more self-validation for the Aoh that they are a credible organization. By 1874 the AoH are organizing the St. Paddy’s Parade, a military exercise, this means they would have been involved in other militant activities.

During McKenna’s description of his initiation into the Mollies he only says they made him swear to obey all unlawful orders and kept everything secret. This is the kind of bullshit they say to wide-eyed normies when about to deliver a doozy. It took less than 2 years for McKenna to reach the top rung of the gang.

Several highly publicized murders took place including that of Benjamin Yost, a police officer who beat up member Thomas Duffy; Welsh mine superintendent John P. Jones was killed for blacklisting strikers; Thomas Sanger, foreman of Heaton’s Colliery and miner William Uren had been gunned down two days earlier as they walked along an empty street to work. Sanger died because of an alleged workplace grievance, while Uren, who boarded with the Sanger family, was slain to eliminate him as a witness. (Sanger is one of the Hidden Hand families most noted for the Birth Control Pill and abortion rights fem radical Margaret)

Notice anything about the supposed victims and perps? They’re all from the same side, even though they pretend on the surface to be opponents, everyone works for the mines [Mine as in possessive, wordplay]

The Wiggans Patch Incident is a name given to one of those incidents that are as over the top vioilent as the scriptwriters can think of. A late-night knock on the local boarding house door signaled a vigilante raid which one molly was shot 18 times and set of fire, another hung and left for dead in the front lawn managed to survive, and a 9 month pregnant female shot in the belly and tits that also survived. This event is what convinced local leaders a snitch was present and is what sent McKenna running back to the city.

This was the grand finale to lead in to the mock trials and fake executions. I tried to push my way through this as best I could but the only sources are the Pinkerton archives and newspapers that arent any better, The read like a Western Dime Novel. There are many links available for anyone that wished to follow up on names or locations… Start with Kehoe’s own wife, who was related to the supposed victims at Wiggans Patch. Its all insider stuff.

Pottsville is chosen for the oppositional headquarters and the site where the fake hangings take place and with the WBA bc this is also where Gowen has his home and law practice, its all controlled opposition so naturally both sides are going to be strong in the same places.

To speed things up the result is another fake trial and fake hanging taking place on June 21st 1877… Right less than a month before the Great Strike. Crazy the coincidences, right? You can read all the details on Famous Trials webpage. (Anything on Famous Trials is a mock case)

Kehoe was grant full pardon in 1970, in part bc a movie was made about the ordeal which starred Sean Connery

This supposed death threat was originally published by Gowen…bc HE is the one that made it.

The other reason is the individual agent, McParlan, He was also the one said to crack the assassination case of Idaho Gov Stu. This was the big fake case that Big Bill Haywood was accused of assassination, also involving dynamite.  

This means we can bet every case involving McParlans is manufactured and they are investigating their own crimes and pretending to catch a bad guy and fake execute them. . Sure, they did muscle and gun for hire but the celebrity cases are all theater. This case shows cooperation with the labor organizers and the opposition, both playing along in a big fat fake trial. 

I just noticed another recurring theme, the fake execution. John Brown, Lincoln assassins, Molly Macguires, Leo Frank

*Other notable names associated with the trial include Campbell, the combination of two agent provocateur families Camp and Bell; Albright; Powell; Morrison; Morse; McClain; Lewis; Green; Price; Hinkley; Howe; Williams; Marks (Marx)

John Morse published his account of the trials though it is unclear in what capacity he was involved, at least in the public eye. J. Morse is also the uncle of Lizzie Borden, the famous axe-welding rich bitch that supposedly slew her family and chopped them up with a hatchet. Hey, another hi-profile celeb mock trial and fake execution. [There are serveral John Morse cover-authors from this time, coincidence I’m Sure]

Media downloads

  • Above is the most accurate portrayal of MM as of yet. It’s so because this is a cheap Dime Novel account that maybe only a child would consider non-fiction. The Pinkerton character and every one of his cases must have been scripted by the Pre-Comic Book action writers and passed of as genuine history. Looking through the lens provided by this article it is laughably obvious real-life cops and villians dont talk or behave like this. *Intro contains one of the few accounts of the formation in the Old Country, based on the ‘Robyn Hood’ archetype.
  • History of industry, manufactury, and commerce by Rand and Avery. Gatekeeper narrative of Indian and Colonial contributions, including construction of quarrys, mines, railroads and canals. [Link] Source has multiple original docs between Pinkerton and Gowen. They are mostly recipts because Pinkerton exists as a legal fiction created by binding-contract magick, These recipts are the spells power source which is the same energy and concept of how fiat currency gets its value. Maritime admiralty law. Pirates. Professional Pocket-Pool Playing (Butt) Pirates
  • History of the Great Riots. The Molly case was the lead in to the 1877 RR Strike. Mollies connection to the railroad means they could serve as an intel group to branch out and help organize the strike. The fake executions provided cover for the agent provocateurs to go out with a new identity and untraceable background. If the Strike was green-lighted at the Philly Expo there should be a corresponding change in the molly cases, maybe the start of the trials, so it would be wrapped up in time. Gowen initiated the beginning with the announcement of further pay cuts, that was the signal. Book contains detailed narrative from 1877.

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

Regurgitated Script

The Great Railroad Strike is a cover story for the Great Reset. This chapter contains multiple elements from the French Revolution pt 1, 2, and 3, and the Bread and Roses Strike, was a product of the Philly World Fair Expo in ’76 . Its political association is Socialism/Communism but in essence its about the slave class rising up against the overlord tyrants. Maybe thats why we keep seeing this play out over and over, if they lead the revolution themselves it’s not really a revolution is it now, did you ever think of that? Well let me tell you this time they were successful, at least the chapter in St Louis, they were the recognized de-facto authority by hostile take over and they walked away and everyone on both sides acted like the whole thing never happened.

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was an early event which many of the contemporary projects stemmed from. People, organizations, operations and movements all were born from this little understood event. Even this event is an illusion, a nation wide event was orchestrated to consolidate control of the railroad. The railroad is an ancient artifact, none of these people built it, they just inherited control and internal power struggles within factions would play out under the guise of a simple railroad strike. More than that is recycled script from the French Revolution, it was a successful Communist hostile takeover nobody even knows about it.

His-story whitewashes and sweeps under the rug the potential lessons society has to offer about itself. While it is remembered as simply a railroad strike, albeit recognized as one of the biggest, it is a RR strike nonetheless. What it really was was a successful highly organized Socialist coup d’état. All trades struck. Nationwide. Simultaneously. Right at the climax, at the peak of momentum the controlled opposition leadership intentionally stalled to give the Feds the time they needed to regroup, at which time the leaders turned their compound over without a shot being fired and walked away free men. 

Let me explain: The period after the civil war was pretty sucky for a lot of people, especially around 1871 with the ‘Great Fire”, I’m gonna tell you in case you hadn’t noticed yet, anything with the word ‘Great’ in the title has been a major production. We haven’t gone off into that direction yet but the Great Fire was awfully convenient for a lot of people. All the Pinkerton’s records were destroyed for example, ironic since the headliner himself wasn’t even a flesh and bone person, like the 9-11 attacks destroying the records department in the pentagon, and the International Harvester works lost all their old equipment. The works would play an important role later, the Haymarket Riot occurred here resulting in multiple deaths and a fake public execution.

1873 there was further recession (soup kitchens, mass unemployment, pay cuts…) which was the result of railroad stock marketing manipulation, this time pet-named ‘The Great Panic’ of ‘73 that lasted for four years before finally coming to a head in ‘The Great Strike”. [rolls eyes, yeah, the stock market] *See also: Credit Mobilier Scandal- Ghost company created on paper to funnel govt construction fund money into private hands. That’s an inside joke among inheritors, there was no construction, so mismanagement and theft of construction funds is a real knee slapper. I dont mean absolute zero construction, they had to repair and reroute tracks. This period of open corruption is remembered as the Great Barbecue…penned by Agent Twain. Again. Twain’s lineage goes way back, his ancestors are even one of the fake saints, you never heard of Saint Clemens? Whats Twains name again? Thats right, Sam Clemens. Sammy is a twin, thats where the play on words comes in. More about him later but its worth mentioning anything associated with him is gonna be the same story, he even gave this one a cute little name… It even starts with the word Great for fux sake. Many ‘Greats’ and we haven’t even started yet; Great Fire, Great Upheaval, Great Barbecue, Great Strike… See what I mean about the word ‘Great’ yet?

 By 1877 workers were hungry. The railroad industry collapsed on paper but it was a corporate takeover, leaving the beginnings of the Gilded Class. Agent Twain coined that term too btw. As the story books go, near the end of July the people were sufficiently agitated to fight back. It is remembered as a Railroad strike, but it was not a railroad strike. All workers supported each other joined forces for the first and only time. All trades stood in solidarity, all races. It was a real revolution. A successful Marxist Socialist Revolution that’d been building up since the civil war, the worker was the new slave, as many people were about to find out first hand, the Civil War wasn’t about ending slavery, it was about evening the playing field.

Fighting stretched across the United States, form the East coast to the West. It kinda had to to get the federal status upgrade. In all cities with heavy resistance there is an organizing force, a proto union started by Marx and Co. to unite the common worker, this is that force. Marx is representative of a system, They just had two scripted episodes of the French Revolution play out to seemingly validate the new political theories. The Communist Manifesto was published with Marx’ name on it within days of the French Rev in 1848 and while the Paris Commune broke out as he had an official narrative history ready to pass out within days, that only happens so fast if it was sitting on a shelf. Whatever the details may be it is fishy to say the least. Marx had also started up the workers rights org, International Workers Association, which would play a central role in the strike and in the larger picture, organizing the labor force during the Industrial Revolution. We’ll get back to this later.

Most of the street fighting was done with a mercenary army. The feds were not as participant as history tells, it is the authority that is important. In each city a ‘Public Safety Commission’ was formed and authority bestowed and even sigils were used as anybody that could fight was fighting, whatever side you were on didn’t matter. Many were fighting on the same side. The vigilante peacekeepers were a mix that included many civil war (military trained) vets. That’s the takeaway, there was a heavy civilian ex-military element so the troops didn’t have to be there, yet, they would make a cameo appearance before it was all over with.

The for-profit professional soldiers like Blackwater were paid for by RR. A mix a volunteer and paid mercenary army. 

Karl Marx was running the show from his European command center through his First International boots on the ground operatives. These are among the NWO Reset agents that disguise their own agendas with altruistic and philanthropic movements.  Later the Workmen’s Party would change its name to the National Socialist Party to avoid any snoopers making the connections.

Marx attended Philly World Fair Expo in 1876 along with organizers of International Workers, the Proto-Socialists and Unionists that lead the strike. This means it was a World Fair Project, a re-enactment of the French Revolution…which never even happened?!

Newspapers of the times made mention of the presence of this group being in each venue but that was more like a Capitalist smear campaign and the involvement was never pursued. As if there was a real difference between the Capitalists, Socialists, and Railroad Syndicate. The papers only name-drop themselves for posterity

His comment “the first attack against the associate capital oligarchy… will of course be smashed, but it could serve as a beginning for the establishment of a serious labor party.” came not as a prediction or speculation, but foreknowledge and direct influence of the outcome of the fight itself. They never wanted change; this was a social experiment to test his political theories. Well not his you know; this was happening no matter who was there at the time. Marx is just a face given to ideas to make them easier to impose on the orphan class. It wasn’t really a theoretical test either, those came by way of the French Revolution.

 I see the insertion of race relations into the arena of the great RR strike that are a sign from modern times, as everything is geared toward racism. It always has been a racist, classist system but this has a modern flavor as historians try to whitewash the controlled opposition leaders and their groups, they have to acknowledge the racism of its base. Of course they’re racist. The researchers tend to overplay the significance of the role of blacks and promote white guilt. That being said, I don’t want to take away from the black experience. It deserves its own book as well but I would like to comment on the ppl that like to comment on how the blacks were treated. This is an attempt to hide Socialist racism. 

This is also see a pattern start to develop around ethnic groups. The labor organization of the future being grouped together by nationality and then having a representative speak on that group’s behalf. This might be the beginning of a new phase in history. With the supposed abolishion of slavery now there are new ethnic groups to throw in the mix. Decades of mass immigration/repopulation add a layer too, nationalities of every sort are grouped together by their own kind. Patriotism is a form of compartmentalization.


The catalyst happened in Martinsburg WV, and spread across the nation like wildfire. News that the B+O RR was cutting wages for the third time in a year prompted workers to walk off. Well they didn’t really walk off, they stuck around and when cheap labor scabs tried to take over the striking workers held their ground, effectively stopping the railway. A confrontation between a cop and a striker led to the mayor came in. He got booed off so he called for the state militia for back up.  

When the state militia showed up they sided with the strikers and refused to break the strike. Many of the militiamen were railroad workers, or relatives. They refused orders and took up with the workers. The complete chain of command had been involved from the local sheriff to the Prez of the US within one day.  This is regurgitated script used from the French Revolution, used in almost every city involved in the strike, when orders were given to disperse an angry mob the National Guard put their weapons down and joined protesters. I’m sure this is a common theme in many more instances world-wide but the earliest and most significant I have seen so far has been the French Rev.

The next day news of the strike had spread and violent clashes with state militias and federal troops began popping up all the way westward. The Railroad is a vehicle for the transmission of information. The train was the fastest way to tell the next town it had begun. In many places the telegraph lines were cut and whoever controlled the railroad controlled communication.

That Martinsburg was ground zero was strategic, it was a major junction spot. News spread all along the B+O, that was the goal, to get it in as many places as fast as possible, From Baltimore to Cleveland was fighting and mass arson. Destruction of property, but it’s interesting the places that were destroyed like old wooden stations had been rebuilt as solid stone fortresses. This is a cover story to explain the existance of old world architecture, there never were any old wooden stations, the railroad appropriated the stone buildings and slapped a phoney history on the side of the building. In all places workers of all trades came out to support the strikers. Completely outnumbered the state militias but that didn’t matter because the militia was joining the strikers. 

Reading, PA

READING. Pa., July 23.-The railroad troubles, which have created intense excitement in this city, culminated in a serious outbreak last night. Shortly after ten o’clock, upon the arrival of the last passenger train from Philadelphia, about 1,000 men followed after the train, from Seventh and Penn streets to the new passenger depot. Night trains were prevented from leaving the depot, and several hundred persons commenced the obstruction of the tracks of the Lebanon Valley Railroad leading to Harrisburg. Two cabooses were set on fire and an alarm of fire having been struck; the entire fire department responded. The firemen were prevented, however, by the crowd from extinguishing the flames, attention having been directed to the burning cars. The work of destruction was continued at other points along the road tearing up tracks, turning and blocking switches, and burning freight cars. A train of freight cars on the main track on Second street crossing was set on fire and five cars were totally consumed. The Lebanon Valley Railroad bridge, a magnificent structure, across the Schuylkill, costing over fifty thousand dollars, was fired at the western end shortly before midnight, and totally destroyed. At 1:35 A.M. all the span[unclear] had fallen into the river. The object in destroying the bridge is believed to have been to prevent the passage of troops through this city to Harrisburg and points on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

July 23.-The mob which has been tearing up the track here to-day came in contact with a portion of the Fourth Regiment shortly after seven o’clock this afternoon. The soldiers fired into the crowd, killing four and wounding several others.

-Several thousand persons assembled along the Reading Railroad this afternoon and stopped freight, coal and passenger trains, only permitting mail trains to proceed. At eight o’clock this evening seven companies of the Fourth regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania, arrived and proceeded along the railroad to Penn street. While in the depot, extending two squares from Walnut to Penn street, the soldiers were assailed with stones and immediately began firing, it is alleged without orders, doing bad work among an immense concourse of peoples in the vicinity, among whom were many respectable citizens, as well as ladies and children. The troops fired down Seventh and up and down Penn streets.

Five persons are known killed and from eighteen to twenty-five wounded, several mortally wounded. Among the wounded are seven policemen, some seriously. Chief Callen had a narrow escape, having been shot in the breast, but a thick recinorandum[unclear] book turned the ball. The police were stationed along the railroad tracks, to preserve order and received the full fire of the military. A number of soldiers were knocked down by large stones thrown at them. Great excitement prevails to-night. The mob broke into the armory of the Reading Rifles and captured all their guns and sacked the gun stores. They threaten vengeance upon the military. – The killed and wounded reported is thirty. Seven were instantly killed. Fourteen soldiers were wounded.

The names of the killed and wounded includes Weaver, Eisenhower, 2 Kissingers, Quinn and Clark among others. Theres no way this many prominent family members would be on this list unless they wanted to be.

In the depot the locomotive was seized by several persons in the crowd, while the platform was crowded by a dense throng. Passengers were notified not to get on the cars, and it appeared as though the train would not get out of the depot, and make the remainder of its trip. A squad of twelve officers of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company’s police, in charge of Capt. Alderson, who arrived from Pottsville at six o’clock, made a charge upon the crowd, armed with Spencer rifles and Navy carbines. They drove back the crowd for some distance, but afterwards retreated to the baggage room in the depot. During the melee, one of the police discharged his carbine, the ball penetrating the platform.

*The Coal and Iron Police were a private security force set up by F. Gowan, pres of the RR and Canals And everything. It seems like it was made just for the Strike


At the time, all of this escalating violent so close to home, the Pittsburgh RR decided to reveal they plan to switch to a double headed train for efficiently, this is more dangerous and means less pay for workers so PA erupts into violence. So it’s pretended that the two are disconnected, two separate incidents happening simultaneously. You’d think either the owners would keep their head down right to avoid conflict, but no they do the opposite and provoke the crowd. The double headed train is a proxy anyway, they just needed something for the papers.  

So frequently in the PA venue was the state militia disserting to side with the workers in was decided in Pittsburgh to send in troops from Philly bc local boys were ineffective. The relatively peaceful situation changed when the Philly militia showed up and started killing people. This is taken from the French Rev as well, when the local guard joined the ‘mostly peaceful’ protesters and King Phil had to call in reinforcements from outside Paris.

The Pittsburgh Workingmen’s chapter started by local merchants, industrialists, politicians and banksters was shunned by the Philly chapter. The cities are associated by name only. The rivalry between Philly and Pittsburgh carries over from peace-time business deals. Philly was given preferential treatment. After Philly opened up killing women and children the Pitts vowed revenge and set most of the city on fire. This could be significant and merits further investigation. Philly had just hosted the first World Fair the year before, we will return here in a little bit. 

I know the politicians are RR bitches that protect the capitalist interests before anything else but that response just seems a little too fast, almost as if all parties were on stand-by just waiting for the signal. Aside from the lightning speed reaction by the authorities I see another clue that suggests there was planning and organization on the striker’s side. 

Albert Parsons is a Reset agent that has a major role in the Haymarket Massacre still to come, he claims he was introduced to the Workingmens Party at a Philly congress in ‘76. This was the year and place the US Workingmens Party was formed. Remember Moses Levy’s (Marx) First International dissolved in ‘76. This was an international intel network dedicated to uniting the common laborer, specifically through exchanging information across country boarders. The date and location mean the proto-Socialist party was a World Fair project. It means Socialism and even the strike itself was a World Fair project.

The World Fair presented an opportunity for world leaders to assemble without drawing negative attn to themselves as a Bilderberg meeting or Bohemian Grove would do. At these backdrops the speed and direction of advancement can be controlled. Anything associated with the WF would have consequences on an international scale.

Internation Workingmen Association, founded in 1864, was dedicated to uniting all the Communists, socialist, anarchists and trade unions. Its origins go back farther to the Polish Uprising of 1863. Several countries met up to discuss methods to carry information across boarders regarding organizing labor. So it started as a global intelligence network for sharing labor information across borders. Nothing spooky there. The Polish uprising was just one of many in a string of revolutions across Europe. Always changing names but keeping the basic foundation. The string of Revolutions stem from the French Revolution, it was the triggering event that never happened, this showcases an example of how it is used to provide cover for groups and ideals that need some kind of history as they’re inserted into the normie collective.

Many simply called the group ‘First International’ and it officially dissolved in 1876. The year before the Great Upheaval?!  What could the chances be it simply went underground till the coming event was over, and coming out the Socialist Labor Party on the other end? Pretty good I’d say, no matter what the name on the label says they are all the same entity.

The first u.s. Commissioner of Labor, Carroll Wright, wrote in 1906 that it was the rail owners that set fire to old property to collect insurance. The thing about Wright is, well, he’s a wright, one of the important Reset/Inheritor families, probably most famous are the two bros that took credit for the first airplane. How do you think Carroll made the first Commissioner spot anyway? Hard work and good decision making?

See also the Reading Massacre. Reading is a significant town in the future of labor organizing


Chicago saw the most deaths out of all the cities. Most sources report between 18 and 33 workers dead with 13 dead cops. Rioters shot it out with police on the streets for 3 days. The numerical markers are all here right up front,

Right off the top we see who the Agent Provocateurs are. Who could forget our good friends at the Michigan Central Railroad? They are the ones that kicked things off on July 25 they walked off the job. They had been running training exercises and practice drills for years just for this kind of event. The next morning complicit spook wartime propaganda rag Chicago Tribune runs the simple headline “IT’S HERE”. MCRR was involved in another railroad scam outside Detroit remembered as the Great Railroad Conspiracy… Anything with the word ‘Great’ and you already know what Im gonna say. I got a paper written up about the Conspiracy, still in draft stage but its a completed draft, I will try to publish it soon as part of the Railroad Syndicate series

The day before our boy Albert Parsons hypeman spoke at a rally in front of tens of thousands of immigrants he referred to as the ‘assembled Grand Army of Starvation’, mocking the Union as the Grand Army of the Republic. This call for organizing is supposedly what cost his job at the Tribune and got him fast tracked to the mayor’s office where 30 members of the Board of Trade threatened to hang him. Maybe they did stick a gun in his face on the way out the door but this meeting served as an information exchange for the coming events. It was a fake fall out for street cred, Parsons would be publicly hanged in the future for his role in the labor organizing, a fake hanging after a mock trial. This is the prelude for that freak show. Parson’s wife, Lucy, would use the fake execution as a springboard to launch her social activism in the form of civil rights. All these characters have their own chapters that overlap right here, this event connects all of the people and orgs that branch out on their own. Remember what I said, if one goes down as a fake they all come down with it. You can’t build a solid narrative if the foundation is rotten.

Whatever was said at that meeting is unknown but Parsons kept himself unseen, and the rest of the Workingmens Party leadership went quiet. Tens-of-thousands of starving slave class workers went unorganized around the city destroying property. The mayor swears he gave the order to fire only blanks and over the workers heads (lol, sure he did) but as the crowds came closer the cops fired directly into the crowd.  More French Revolution script, when the first accidental shot went off and the whole army opened up on the crowd. Parsons was on the same side as the politicians and industrial capitalists, his job was only to whip the crowd up into a frenzy. The meeting he supposedly had with city management was probably he got a gold star for the day and a paycheck. As Agent Provocateur his work was over, that’s why he wasn’t seen again till the next time his services were needed.

Get this, The first report of death is in front of the McCormick Reaper! Same place as the catalyst at the Haymarket operation. What are the chances? What are the chances that the same agitators and the setting are both in each script? The McCormick works would soon become the International Harvester works. Notice the names of each opposing side, the International Workers and the International Harvester, it means they were not opposition at all. Each would shorten their name to only the ‘International

The main battle itself lasted for several days and is remember as the ‘Battle for the Viaduct.’ Large crowds were gathered, police ordered to disperse crowd. The crowd was retreating when officers opened fire. This pissed the masses off which turned and charged the cops. Cops turn to run away. Citizens had them cornered till a youth opened the bridge for their escape and to let in the Feds returning from the Indian wars. The viaduct was destroyed bc it is part of the canal system, that means it is as ancient as the railroads. Any excuse to erase a relic from the olde world is always used. The returning soldiers were part of the Indian Wars that didnt happen. Their appearance is noteworthy here as well. They only mention their own.

Interestingly, contemporary media accounts report guerrilla warfare tactics in that every time the cops would show up the crowd would dissolve only to reappear somewhere else. This suggests to me there was some type of organization, not the formal type parsons would have led but a hit and run style developed by the Intelligence Club themselves. The Pinkertons were from Chicago, they had home court advantage. The Board of Trade and the City Council are the same thing. They voted plenary powers to be issued to citizen volunteer vigilantes. This is the same move enabling the same powers to hold their proxy street war. Paid mercenaries shooting it out with deputized vigilantes.

Reported casualties are estimated around 18 workers but nobody is 100% sure as many of the bodies were thrown into a mass grave at the local lime pit. Aces and Eights. Many of the bodies in a mass grave could mean anything, maybe there were no bodies and the whole thing is written in as something else with a new narrative attached. That would explain the suspicious lack of monuments at the site. These people love to pay homage to themselves, soething of this magnitude should have at least a bronze or an obelisk.

No bronzes for this one, when Haymarket has 3.

There are more instances of recycled French Revolution material here I didn’t include, such as the time frame, the whole episode in Chicago happened in 3 days, same as France. The looting of the gun store is another one.  

St Louis Commune

In what is called the St Louis commune today gets its name from the Paris Commune socialist revolt of 1871. It was, in my opinion, a successful Socialist revolution. 

The strike started July 23rd after speeches made by 2 politicians, a judge and prominent lawyer, far from working class immigrants. 

500 Workingmen Party members showed up singing La Marcellaises, a tune from the French Revolution, Paris Commune, or so says the NYT coverage of the day. They compared the two several times on front page headlines 

The first order of business was to establish an Executive Committee, the first order of business from the EC was to blockade the railroad until terms were renegotiated. Passenger trains were continued, and the EC collected the fare. Freight was halted.  

StL in particular be a river cuts it in half, you have StL and East StL. Each side has its own mayor, looks like both mayors were in on it. 

In East StL the mayor appointed a special team of strikers as task force to police railroad property. Let that sink in for a second. The hand chosen rioters were given special police powers to patrol the property of the railroad. This incident is a microcosm of the whole revolution. They are all on the same side. The committee even when so far as to close all saloons within 6 blocks of the rail depot to, lest some drunken antics led to a midnight arson. Mayor Bowman also served as ambassador to the RR companies in the Name of the Strikers. Nothing creepy about that guy 

In regular StL the mayor enacted no preventive measures and they had a speaker’s wagon set in the middle of Lucus Market. The EC detailed a special committee to liaison with the mayor, chairman was Lofgreen, which is a variation of the Greenleaf spook family. Committee made up of shoemakers, cobblers, not the surname, but I have seen many familiar names from other events. 

StL mayor could not stop the feds arrival the next day 6 companies of the 23rd US Infantry from Kansas supported by two Gatlin guns. The 23rd Infantry had just returned from the fake battle of little big horn *check out Custers life insurance policy for direction. Their involvement is enough evidence I need to know the whole show is rigged. 

Another EC was created to harness the power of a general strike, not just the railroad workers but all trades joined in. Here we see the majority of members are considered unskilled laborers and is seen as a sign of the times that the depression was so low it reached into other areas of the working class such as doctors and students and newspaper men and pharmacist and white-collar workers. Funny how all the trades remembered of the inner circle are intel markers. 

Local business proprietors and merchants hired up their own gangs of special committee of military veteran, Blackwater security forces to ‘protect’ their property. The two leaders of this team were civil war gens, one Union and one Confederate, AJ Smith and JS Marmaduke. this also shows two opposing forces working on the same team. 

IWP motto, ‘Death to thieves, incendiaries and murderers’ had to’ve been wrote by a RRS, to protect their property from thief’s and firebugs. Who else would make up a motto so stupid except one of their own. They printed out and distributed a Proclamation which really doesn’t say anything except to remind people of the motto and throw in there some more of the 8-hr. workday rhetoric. Mainly what it did was establish the authority of the EC. Just the fact it was printed and circulated is mentioned by mainstream cover-story authors that the power was accepted. You and me both know they probs had them bitched printed up the week before and were sitting on the shelves. Actually, this is the first time they have been subjected to anything except dem and rep. Both were to be found lacking to the common working person so this introduction to Socialism was to be for them to jump start the political platform. The Workingmens Party changed their name to National Socialist Party. That Proclamation is so generic and broad it could’ve been printed up at any point in time by Marx himself and nobody would’ve been the wiser. The language of the proclamation gives it away. Terms like monopolist and capitalist were Marxist socialist terms 

A parade was held on main street with brass marching band complete with red flags were flown and banners that read ‘No Monopoly, Workingmens Rights ‘all over the city, this is said to be bc they were the only flags available and they came from the brakemen’s tool of the trade. That’s bullshit. They were red socialist flags being flown as a declaration they had won. These people had been in a military victory parade and they didn’t even know it. 

 This is a good one: somewhere along the route an unnamed marcher showed up with a loaf of bread and declared it a symbol of the worker’s struggle. We can surmise bread and the symbolism of life goes back as far as there has been labor disputes. Even the local press acknowledged the organization and leadership skills of the strikers. This was part of the promotion, street cred. 

On the 26th was more violence, scuffles broke out between tradesmen were covered by the NYTimes, who had been record keeping the whole incident play-by-play to the rest of the world. The speech of the night of the 26th calls to seize the govt. Recall the bank charters and nationalize the railroad (give it to the people). Also, the 8-hr. work day is omnipresent at dozens of decades of labor disputes. This is the first time someone finally admits it for what it was, strike leader, Thomas Curtis, calls to take it to the presidency, admits “It’s not a strike, it’s a social revolution.” 

Recall the bank charter sounds good but it is legalese word fuckery, in attempt to get the dollar off the gold standard. Printing worthless ‘greenbacks’ 

Another parade was scheduled for 10 the next morning. All business was shut down without permission of the EC. One example of this was the sugar refinery, Jacobinmag tells us they had several tons of sugar that would spoil so they went to the committee who allowed them to open, even prompting workers to come off strike and sending 200 men guard. I mention this bc they mention it first, remember they only promote and remember their own. The sugar industry to be as corrupt as any of other Railroad or Fruit slave labor. It is fitting they would be allowed to remain open with a guard detail. Other historians say this incident signifies the corporations submitting to their authority. I say its bullshit, the sugar plant never closed bc they are an undercover slave industry. Probs worse than the American Railroad. Slavery had recently been abolished in the States, at least on paper, but not the plantations of , say, Puerto Rico or Haiti. Here is a link about how the sugar industry has partnered up with Harvard and NYTimes to false report the ill-effects of sugar and blame it on fat. Here is another on how the sugar industry funds both sides of politics for gain and protection. Here is a third article about a boiler explosion at the refinery in StL which killed a Heminghoffer…Like a mix of Hemingway and a Hoffman all rolled up into one. There are all kinds of sketchy names and numbers associated in this gory article. 

Two primary sources I used for an account of the StL commune both inject black culture unsuccessfully to avoid sounding racist themselves by saying the individual is singled out and it isnt the sentiment of the whole. Both sources are noticeable but it is in separate places. They both veer the reader off-course in other places too, that means two dif places have both hyped up the black experience in an effort to do like damage control for their own racism. 

July 26th the EC stalls. Right after they had over taken the entire city and had parades a general order was issued forbidding all gatherings. They essentially shut down their own revolution. His-story blames inexperienced leadership like it all just kinda fell apart for no reason, like ‘we got it, now what’re we gonna do with it’, and drop the ball. They didn’t want any real change. They stalled on purpose which gave the feds the time they needed to strike back. 

When the Feds stormed the revolutionist stronghold on the 27th they found it empty. A few arrests of some people written up as reports for being where ‘they had no business being’ but the Committee had escaped. They didn’t even need firsthand early warning; the whole thing was scripted from the beginning. There was a big Hoo-rah and parade that was the queue to shut things down. The feds marched the street width abreast along with mounted cannon and cleaned house. There was some political rhetoric between the mayor and the Party about returning to work and conditions.  

The EC turned themselves in the next day and were detained on some trumped-up charges. No consequences for any member, all charges dropped. 

San Francisco

In San Francsico it is remembered as a race riot in today’s PC atmosphere bc it targeted the Chinese labor force. Modern his-storians forget to mention the unrest was only one chapter in a national movement, focusing on the racial aspects. I have found this similar derailment in other cities as well. And in literature, the book St Louis Commune 1877 blames the whole thing on mistreatment of black workers. Maybe it has some good useful information, but it was written as a jewish misinfo tool so I didn’t read any once I could see past the bullshit.  

The incident in SF is treated as a isolated and unconnected incident, some sources even go so far as to claim in was instigated by a different Workmen’s Party the night the violence started. After the completion on the intercontinental railroad there were scores of Chinese immigrant labor, mainly employed by the Pacific Central RR Syndicate. (Yep, the same RRS from the Credit Mobilier Scandal. This indicates the Workmen and the RR are on the same team. *Good link

Even the NY Times got in on the anti-coolie rhetoric, publishing the headline the Chinese aren’t welcomed here bc the do not vote and work for cheap labor. The violence was directed almost exclusively at the Chinese but that was bc they made up the workforce, not out of general racism as the disinfo cover agents lead you to believe. Hangings, shootings, destruction of property, assaults. 

 I see this as several overlapping projects working together. The Chinese by large has been kept isolated from the western world as a social engineering experiment. They collaborated on some things, such as the birth control pill and mind control research but the general public were kept apart. The PCRR imported cheap Chinese workers, then when the job was done, they cut them loose the guilded capitalist way, they organized a race riot against the population. It wasn’t about racism; they were the foreign work force the true Workmen would call brother. 

A few months after the Upheaval when the Social Labor Party was officially announced the third item on their articles of resolutions states:  

“The importation of Coolies under contract must be immediately prohibited, and coolies already in America released from similar obligations.”  

This article shows to me they are not about service to all workers regardless of race. As we saw a better example of how they treated black strikers in other cities pretty much consistently across the board. Marx was a racist, this is a Marxist leaning organization, its not hard to put that one together, and that there was a broader attack on the Chinese altogether. Sentiment was stoked in the usual manner and eventually led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Of all the imported immigrant nationalities, like Irish, African, Italians, and jews, only the Chinese was there a ‘no contact’ order put on the table. This wasn’t lifted till 1943, after that a 104 Chinese immigrant quota was in effect till ‘63. 

There was a pamphlet written up titled ‘Labor Agitation and the Battle for Bread’, subtitled, the Chinese Must Go. Could this be yet another proto-Bread and Roses pet name being refined? We have several more suspects instances already. 

The Workmen loudmouth led over 2,000 protesters to Nob Hill, a Housing Complex built by the RRS warlords in the area.  They joked about going to invite the owners to the riots. They even built bonfires for seeing light. Are you fucking kidding me? They were the inside agents, Pinkertons in one form or another. A bloodlust crown of thousands goes to the elite’s backyard…as a jest? If it was a real crowd in an organic riot, they would have ripped those jerkoffs limbs off. They didn’t even torch the mansions. This proves to me the leader of the California Workmen’s chapter was really a railroad intelligence agent. Also, the chapter was only a few months old, that’s how the disinfo sites claim they are not affiliated with the east coast IWA, well if this was all being organized months in advance, I’d say the people to start the chapter to do the boots on the groundwork would be the RRS itself. This would explain the location chosen so close to the robber barons complex, for protection. 

Another ‘coincidence’ is the authority put together a ‘Committee of Public Safety’. The mayor set up a special force, (Pinkertons) complete with little special badges. They were also called the Axhandle Committee. [A contemporary SF paper complimented the police that an upgraded billyclub had been issued: “A better instrument in the skull cracking business than any other design…” there’s another M.O.] In at least one other city (Stlouis) the mayor formed an Executive Committee of Public Safety. 


July 16th a pay reduction took effect, this is pretty universal, most participating cities had a pay reduction a few days before the battle. Some places had several deductions. Several manufactering trades were already striking.

July 17th a locomotive is derailed.

On july 20th B&O pres asked the MD gov to send troops to Cumberland were the situation had deteriorated. The order was issued for the 5th and 6th troops to procede to their respective arsenals. As the daily shift was ending the city alarm went off for the first time. Excited innocents flooded out into the streets to see.

a few hundred of the 5th reg began the march to Camden station to catch the train to Cumberland were met with bricks and bats but held their own.

The 6th reg assembled at their armory, the Phoenix tower, (anything named Phoenix is a clue)were met by several thousand strikers. Backup was called in and many Baltimore cops showed up but got beaten back into the armory with the troops.

By 8 pm a decision was made to march across town. about 500 troop and 200 cops marched through the streets stopping to blast off a few rounds at mobsters all the way. At 8:30 5th, 6th red and the cops made it to Camden Station. History records that they were met at the station by the gov of MD, the mayor of Baltimore, the General of the Army and the Prez of the B&O railroad. Lol, thats the funniest thing I heard all day. Thats just a pure fairy tale any of those people were at the train station. It was at this time they decieed to pproceed to Cumberland would be too dangerous. The train was steamed up ready to go with 11 cars. Thats you mark right there. The 11 tells you the big wigs werent there.

The group stayed throughout the night, keeping watch in shifts, while the striking mob of 15,000 set fire to railroad property.

The next morning all but 11 members of the 5th deserted and the two units were consolidated. Strikers attempted to set fire to railroad property all across the city. Two new regs were established and Federal troops were brought in to quell arsonists.

Negotiations are said to have failed at the end, the railroad fired everyone that wouldnt return to work.

Troops were sent to Pittsburgh where the fighting was still ongoing.

“What was worse, the debacles set a style for the later violence of the 1880s and 1890s. Homestead…Haymarket…the Pullman strike debacle were typical examples. The pattern of invoking armed intervention to break strikes was repeated over and over again until the scene shifted to the more evenly matched battles of the 1930s and more recent years,” said The Sun Magazine.

The first Labor Day Parade was held five years later in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882.

B. Sun July 22

Baltimore Sun July 23, 1877

Sun, July 26, 1877

Baltimore station, 1865
Cover of Harper’s Weekly Aug 11 (Aces and Eights) 6th regiment.


Grafton is also home of the International Shrine for Mothers Day, theres an article here I wrote about the formation of Mothers Day worth taking a look at. I always say that physical locations will make connections just as well as dates or agent family names or symbols. The town was spooky enough, on top of that there was alot of activity in the 1877 Strike as well.

The fact the local media outlet was chosen to spread the memo is suspect as well. Anytime the media is used to send a wide message you know the whole story is bullshit; the Zodiac Killer, BTK, and the Unibomber are a few that come to mind. A serious party would not relie on such an unreliable party for one and two the of a strike would know who the media really is; they are a fractal of the RR themslves, no way would a real resistance would trust the media, thats as true today as it was 200 years ago. So for this reason I dont trust the Grafton Strikers, even if I didnt know about they’re Mothers Day connection, still got to include them in my essay.

This letter to the editor from the July 20, 1877 Baltimore American supports the strikers as having “just cause” and criticizes the government officials for overreacting and creating the crisis.

July 20th, 1877.

Messrs. Editors of the American:

A false impression exists as to the conduct of the “strikers” on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Grafton, which I desire to correct. The causes of the strike are universally known. That the strikers have just cause of complaint at the action of the Company cannot be denied, and they have the sympathy of the people throughout the entire country. Their cause has not been such as represented by the telegrams sent from this place by the Railroad Company’s officials, whose conduct has been such as to aggravate rather than allay the excitement. There has been no violent outbreak here, neither has any one been injured. The Company’s property is in as perfect condition as before the strike and the men are quiet and orderly, and I just heard an official of the Company say that the strikers had fifteen of their number last night guarding the cars and property of the Company, and also stated that the men who were arrested at the first outbreak said if they had not been arrested they would not have allowed the bolt pins and couplings to have been taken, or any damage done whatever. The men are sober, quiet and orderly, contenting themselves with preventing their comrades, who express a willingness to do so, from going to work. This they have succeeded in doing without violations of the law. The Company no doubt desires to enlist the sympathy as well as the services of the country in its present trouble. That it cannot do here. The policy it has pursued in laying extortionate rates on local freight, oppressing shippers on its line as well as reducing the pay for increased labor that ten percent dividends might be paid its stockholders, has made it the enemy of the people as well as the employes. The people and men ask, why not reduce the dividend on its stock held by the capitalists as well as the pay of the employes, who toil honestly for their bread? Why not reduce the rate on local freights as well as on through traffic? We may be answered they cannot do so for the reason they must compete with other lines. That is not sufficient; the local freights should not alone keep up the road, pay its dividends and the loss on its through business. The people as well as the employes have complaints, in this they may learn why West Virginians will not go the Company’s rescue in the present trouble.

JUSTICE. [Just-us]


President Rutherford Hayes’ Manifesto Against Domestic Violence proclamation in Cumberland along B&O line

Reading, PA

Keyser, Milwaukee, Detroit

Something else?

The main cities were Philly Baltimore St Louis Chicago and San Fran. All suffered a devastating Great Fire, was home to a World Fair, and was key in the RR Strike of 77. There is more here than whats usually kept out. This point marks a turning point for me and my understanding of the world, when I sought the connection for all these random points it led me to the Reset.

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PA Encyclopedia

Harpers Weekly, Aug 11, 1877 (8/11) (Spoiler Alert; They’re Liars)
THE reign of terror inaugurated by the railroad strikers in Baltimore on the morning of the 16th of July, is unexampled in the history of strikes in this country. Scenes of riot and bloodshed accompanied it such as we have never before witnessed in the uprising of labor against capital. Commerce has been obstructed, industries have been paralyzed, hundreds of lives sacrificed, and millions of dollars’ worth of property destroyed by lawless mobs. The story of theft and fire and slaughter is but imperfectly told in the brief space at our command, but the illustrations by our artists present a pictorial view of the chief scenes in this terrific conflict, more vivid and striking than any thing that could be conveyed in mere words.

The origin of the first outbreak, as stated in our news column of last week, was the refusal of the firemen and brakemen on the freight trains of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to submit to a further reduction of ten per cent. from their wages. On the morning of July 16 forty men in Baltimore left their trains and joined in a strike. As soon as this became known there was an immense number of applicants for the vacant positions, and the company had no difficulty in filling vacancies, generally with experienced men who had been for some time out of employment. But the strikers would not permit them to work. Assembling at Camden Junction, about three miles from the city, they stopped the trains, and refused to allow them to be run either way. The news spread with the rapidity of lightning, and soon the disaffection had reached Martinsburg, West Virginia. The men at that point, numbering about 100, left their trains in the evening, and forcibly prevented new hands from starting the cars. The railroad company appealed to the Governor of West Virginia for help, and in response seventy-five men of the Berkeley Light Infantry Guards, under command of Colonel FAULKNER, were sent the next morning to Martinsburg. Here the first conflict with the military took place. Captain FAULKNER’S company was deployed on both sides of a train which was about starting, an engineer and fireman having volunteered to work. As the train reached the switch, one of the strikers, WILLIAM VANDERGRIFF, seized the switch ball to run the train on the side track. JOHN POISAL, a member of the militia company, jumped from the pilot of the engine and attempted to replace the switch. VANDERGRIFF fired two shots at POISAL, one causing a slight flesh-wound on the side of the head. POISAL returned the fire, shooting VANDERGRIFF through the hip. Several other shots were fired at VANDERGRIFF, striking him on the head and arm. When the firing was heard, a very large crowd of railroaders and citizens collected, and the feeling became intense. The volunteering engineer and fireman of the train ran off as soon as the shooting began. Captain FAULKNER then made the statement that he had performed his duty, and if the trainmen deserted their posts, he could do nothing more. The militia company was therefore marched to their armory and ingloriously disbanded, leaving the rioters in possession of the field, and the road blocked up with standing trains on the sidings. From this point the movement quickly spread westward to Wheeling, on the main stem, and also on the Parkersburg branch. The strike having assumed such character and proportions in West Virginia that it could not be suppressed by the State authorities, Governor MATTHEWS evoked the aid of the national government. President HAYES responded promptly, issuing a proclamation ordering the rioters to disperse, and sending 250 regular troops, under General FRENCH, to Martinsburg and other points of disturbance. This force reached Martinsburg early on the morning of the l9th, armed with Springfield rifles and three Gatling guns. They found 1500 freight cars and 13 locomotives blocked on the side tracks in and about the town. Under the protection of the regular troops two freight trains were sent out from Martinsburg that day without bloodshed, one going east and the other west. Both went through in safety.

Thus the blockade at Martinsburg was partially relieved, but the strike was not ended. Indeed, it was barely begun; and before night-fall of the 10th it had become general, crossing the Ohio River, and extending as far west as Chicago. At Newark and Columbus, Ohio, freight trains were stopped by the strikers, and the wires west of Martinsburg were cut. Nor was the strike confined to one great road and its extended branches. On the morning of the 10th, the Pennsylvania Railroad freight men struck at Pittsburgh, giving as a reason that the company had doubled the number of cars on each train without increasing the number of the crew, and had also more than doubled the distance. At the morning call several freight conductors and brakemen refused to work, and assembling, to the number of a hundred or more in the freight yard, stopped every train that attempted to move. About a dozen cattle trains at the East Liberty stock yards were also stopped. At midnight fully 1400 men had gathered in the two yards, and 1500 cars were standing on the sidings, 200 of which contained perishable goods.

The next day was a bloody one in the history of the strike on the Baltimore and Ohio road. The blockade at Martinsburg had been raised, and trains were again running both ways under the protection of the national troops. But on the afternoon of the 20th, word reached Baltimore that all the freight trains leaving Martinsburg that day were stopped at Cumberland, and the crews taken from them by the strikers. Governor CARROLL at once issued a proclamation and ordered out the State militia. The sound of the fire-bells summoning the men to their amories created the wildest excitement. Baltimore and other streets of the city had been crowded during the day with throngs of citizens, anxiously watching the bulletin-boards at the different newspaper offices and discussing the situation. As the alarm pealed forth, the crowds made their way toward the armories of the different regiments. That of the Sixth is at Front and Fayette streets, and in a neighborhood which is inhabited by the poorer classes, and much of the rough element frequents it. Within half an hour after the call had been sounded, a crowd numbering at least 2000 men, women, and children surrounded the armory and loudly expressed their feelings against the military and in favor of the strikers. At half past seven the streets leading to the armory were crowded with a struggling, shouting, and cursing mob. The sight of a man in uniform endeavoring to get into the building was the signal for an outbreak, and he was rushed upon, seized, and thrown over a bridge into Jones’s Falls’ stream which runs through that section of the city. Others were thrown over the heads of the surging mass, and were glad to escape with slight injuries. At this juncture some one threw a brick at the soldier on guard at the door of the armory. This was a signal for a perfect shower of missiles, which soon destroyed the windows and doors of the building and injured some of the men. It was suggested by some of the officers that a bayonet charge would compel the mob to retire, but the suggestion was not acted upon by the colonel, who ordered the guards withdrawn from the door, under the impression that it would serve to quiet the mob.

On the contrary, this action was received with shouts of derision and triumph by the crowd, who continued to hurl bricks and stones and fire pistols at the doors and windows of the armory. The whole available police force of the district was promptly concentrated at this spot, but was utterly powerless to quell the tumult, which increased each moment. At 8:15 P.M. the preliminaries for leaving the armory were concluded, and Colonel PETERS decided to march his command to Camden Station, where they had been ordered to report by General HERBERT. The men were each supplied with twenty rounds of cartridges, and armed with breech-loading Springfield rifles. They numbered about one hundred and fifty men, and marched out with loaded pieces. The only means of exit was by a door which only admitted of their passing out by twos. As they reached this door the order was given, “Stoop down, boys!” which had hardly been uttered when their appearance was greeted with a renewed shower of missiles, interspersed with shots from revolvers and other small-arms. At first the citizen soldiery wavered, but promptly responding to the commands of their officers, they marched solidly out into the street, pressing before them the shouting, infuriated mob. As they filed in a westerly direction across the bridge over Jones’s Falls, the crowd pressed upon them, and continued to assail them. The sight of one of their number stricken down with a paving-stone caused some of the members of the regiment to fire into the crowd. The first volley consisted of but a few straggling shots, but had the effect of causing the crowd to fall back toward Gay Street. At the corner of Gay and Front streets shots were again exchanged. When the troops turned into Baltimore Street, one block south of, Front, the firing increased. At the corner of Halliday Street and Baltimore, and in the blocks in Baltimore between Halliday and Calvert streets, where all the newspaper offices are situated, the volleys were continuous, and the scene was one never before equaled in that city. Stores were hastily closed, and frightened citizens speedily betook themselves to back streets. The regiment proceeded to Howard Street, through which it marched to Camden Station.

The Fifth Regiment was also attacked on its way to the depot, but no shots were fired by the soldiers in return. The number known to have been killed by the fire of the Sixth Regiment was nine, and many were wounded, some of whom were innocent spectators who had joined the crowd to see what was going on. At about ten o’clock at night the rioters at the Camden Station, where the two regiments were quartered, set fire to three cars attached to an engine, and soon afterward the south end of the passenger platform was also seen to be on fire, but the firemen extinguished the flames before the main building was reached.

Meanwhile the situation at Pittsburgh had grown more desperate. The sheriff of the city endeavored to suppress the disorder; but his authority was defied, and call was made upon the State for help. Governor HARTRANFT issued a proclamation and ordered the military to support the sheriff. The arrival of the military served to increase the crowd, and the excitement grew in intensity. There was no violence offered, but the freight trains were not allowed to leave the city.

The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago firemen and brakemen struck on the same day, and so did the men on the Western and Buffalo divisions of the Erie road, extending from Hornellsville to Dunkirk and Buffalo. The strike occurred at Hornellsville. The firemen and brakemen quitted work in a body, and there were no relays to take their places. No trains were allowed to go either way.

The sixth and seventh days of the revolution, July 21 and 22, were the darkest and bloodiest of all. The city of Pittsburgh was completely controlled by a howling mob, whose deeds of violence were written in fire and blood. The strikers remained at the Union Depot all through the previous night, but no demonstrations were made by them until the afternoon of the 21st, when Sheriff FIFE, at the head of the military, attempted to arrest some of the ringleaders. One of the mob approached the sheriff, waving his bat, and, calling to the crowd and the strikers, said, Give them hell.” Immediately a shower of stones was hurled into the troops, and one revolver shot fired into the ranks. The soldiers returned the shots, and for three minutes a fire in all directions was kept up. There were no blanks, and the greatest havoc ensued. Sixteen of the crowd were killed and many wounded. The crowd fled in dismay, including the strikers, who sought shelter in every direction. Immediately after the firing, crowds of excited people sprang up as if by magic from all directions. Loud and deep were the imprecations against the Philadelphia troops, who were blamed by the strikers and the mob as being responsible for the trouble. Hundreds of people in no way connected with the railroad expressed their determination to join with the strikers in driving the soldiers from the city. These remarks were interspersed with loud and bitter threats that the company’s shops, depots, and buildings should be laid in ashes that very night. And the rioters kept their word.

The news of the slaughter of the mob spread through the city like wild-fire, and produced the most intense excitement. The streets were rapidly crowded, and the wildest rumors prevailed. When the news reached the large number of rolling-mill hands and workmen in the various shops of the city, they were excited to frenzy, and by eight o’clock the streets of the central portion of the city were alive with them. A large crowd broke into the manufactory of the Great Western Gun-Works, and captured 200 rifles and a quantity of small-arms, and various other crowds sacked all the other places in the city where arms were exposed for sale, getting about 300 more. Among them were 1000 mill hands from Birmingham, on the south side. The different crowds consolidated and marched out to Twenty-eighth Street. In the mean time the strikers and the soldiers around the Union Depot had not been idle. At seven o’clock the Philadelphia troops, whose numbers had been swelled to over 800 men, withdrew into the large round-house at Twenty-eighth and Liberty streets, taking with them the two Gatling guns and two other pieces belonging to BRECK’S battery. The round-house was a very solid building, with double walls, the outer one of iron, and the position was the strongest possible one for the troops. The strikers began to assemble rapidly, many arriving with guns procured at the Alleghany armory. By midnight 20,000 people were upon the ground, 5000 of whom were armed men. The mob laid siege to the round-house in which the soldiers had taken refuge, and opened a brisk fire upon it, which was hotly returned by the troops. Finding, after a number of efforts, that they could not dislodge the soldiers by this means, the rioters resolved to burn them out. Accordingly, just before midnight, an oil train was fired, and run by the mob down the track and against the sand-house–a large building near the round-house. The former building caught fire and was destroyed, but the round-house was saved by the soldiers within, who played upon it from the railroad company’s hydrants. The smoke of the burning oil nearly suffocated the soldiers, but they held their quarters until seven in the morning, when they vacated the building, and moved to Sharpsburg. On the way they were attacked by the rioters, and in the conflict numbers were killed on both sides. Once incendiarism was started, a new spirit of wanton destruction took possession of the mob. From the time the torch was applied to the first car, at eleven o’clock Saturday night, all night long, and the greater part of Sunday morning, car after car was taken possession of by the incendiaries, the torch applied, and the burning, fiery mass sent whirling down the track among the 2600 cars filled with valuable cargoes of freight of all descriptions, and costly passenger-cars and sleeping and day coaches, spreading destruction on every hand.

After the departure of the militia, both the round-houses beyond the Union Depot were ignited, and 125 locomotives were destroyed. All the machine-shops and railroad offices in the vicinity were also fired. The rioters planted a cannon in the streets near by, and threatened to blow in pieces any man who attempted to extinguish the flames. The firemen, thus intimidated, retired, and devoted themselves to saving private property only.

The scenes transpiring on Liberty Street, along the line of which the tracks of the railroad run on an elevation fifteen or twenty feet above the street, simply beggar description. While hundreds were engaged in firing the cars and making certain of the destruction of the valuable buildings at the outer depot, thousands of men, women, and children engaged in pillaging the cars. Men armed with heavy sledges, keeping ahead of the fire which was running west toward the Union Depot, broke open the cars, and threw the contents to the crowds below. The street was almost completely blockaded by persons laboring to carry off the plunder they had gathered together. In hundreds of instances wagons were pressed into service to enable thieves to get away with their goods. Some of the scenes, notwithstanding the terror which seemed to paralyze peaceable and orderly citizens, were ludicrous in the highest degree. Here a brawny woman could be seen hurrying away with pairs of white kid slippers under her arms; another, carrying an infant, would be rolling a barrel of flour along the sidewalk, using her feet as the propelling power; here a man pushing a wheelbarrow loaded with white lead. Boys hurried through the crowd with large-sized family Bibles as their share of the plunder, while scores of females utilized aprons and dresses to carry flour, eggs, dry-goods, etc. Bundles of umbrellas, fancy parasols, hams, bacon, leaf lard, calico, blankets, laces, and flour were mixed together in the arms of robust men, or carried on hastily constructed hand-barrows. In one place where barrels of flour had been rolled from the cars and over the wall to the street below, breaking with the fall, heaps of flour were piled up several feet in depth. In these the women were rolling and fighting in their eagerness to get all they could. In their greed they were not satisfied with aprons full, but, holding out the skirts of their dresses, they ploughed into the heaps till they had all they could carry; then staggered off, covered from head to feet with flour. Many of the plunderers pelted each other and every one else they could reach with stolen goods. One of our artists, Mr. ALEXANDER, while sketching the scene from the roof of a low building near by, was repeatedly struck with lemons, oranges, and other articles of plunder aimed at his head.

But to return to the fire. By three o’clock on Sunday afternoon the flames had nearly reached the Union Depot. But the mob was impatient. The burning cars driven under the adjacent sheds had ignited them, but the work was slow. The rioters thereupon rushed into the depot-master’s office, a two-story frame building at the extreme end of the shed on the north side of the platform, and bursting open the desk and closets, scattered the books and papers over the floor, and throwing oil upon them, applied the match, and soon the whole structure was in flames.

“The Union Depot is on fire!” was an announcement that spread like a flash of lightning throughout the city, and thousands of people at once crowded all the avenues leading to the scene. The people seemed entirely reckless of the danger in their wild anxiety to see the sight. The hill-side above the depot was covered with people thick as leaves upon forest trees. Every available point of view was taken up. Hundreds climbed to the high tower in City Hall, and from that altitude had a magnificent view of the scene. As the smoke rolled up toward the sky, it attracted the attention of the people in Alleghany, and the sides of Observatory Hill were lined with sight-seers, the most of them children, who from that far-away point took in the wild grandeur of the scene almost as well as those who were nearer at hand. The crowds on Liberty Street were dense as far as Smithfield Street, while scattered groups along the street toward the river, viewed the fiend of flame as it licked up the magnificent structure. Efforts were made to save the grain elevator near by, but the crowd, thinking it belonged to the railroad company, refused to allow the firemen to come near, and it too was destroyed. It was an immense structure, 150 feet high, and about 80 feet square, built of wood and covered with slate. The Union Depot was a large four-story building facing an open square opposite the elevator. It had a frontage of about 70 feet, and extended back along Liberty Street about 200 feet. The lower floor was used as waiting-rooms, ticket offices, and the company’s offices. The upper floors were occupied as a hotel. The whole building was of modem style of architecture, and was considered one of the best arranged depots in the country, and was finished about seven years since. In the rear of the depot, and extending back 500 feet, were lines of neat pine sheds, covering different tracks to protect passengers from the weather. It was under these the burning car was run.

The Panhandle Depot on Grant Street, and the locomotive shop on Quarry Street, met the same fate. When this last building was fired, the whole territory between Seventh Avenue and Mill Vale Station, a distance of three miles, was a wall of fire, and before sunset not a railroad building nor a car of the Pennsylvania and Panhandle railroads was left unburned in Pittsburgh. The total loss is not definitely known, but it can hardly fall short of from $6,000,000 to $7,000,000. Our upper double-page view of the great fire was sketched from the steeple of St. Philomena Church, near by. A dramatic incident is pictured in the illustration on page 628, where the funeral procession of one of the victims is seen passing through the burned district on its way to the cemetery.

On the 21st, President HAYES issued another proclamation, warning rioters to disperse within twenty-four hours. On the 22d, an oil train in Baltimore was fired. The Twenty-third Regiment, of Brooklyn, was ordered to Hornellsville, and soon afterward the Eighth New York was sent to Buffalo, and the Ninth to Albany. All the New York regiments were assembled in their armories. On the same day, Governor HARTRANFT, of Pennsylvania, ordered out every regiment in his State. That night there was a riot at Reading, culminating in the burning of several cars. The soldiers killed thirteen of the mob and wounded forty-three. The Lebanon Valley Railroad bridge, a magnificent structure across the Schuylkill River, costing over $50,000, was fired at the western end shortly before midnight, as shown in our illustration on page 620; it was totally destroyed. At Reading a mob tore up the tracks, and the troops fired on them, killing ten men. Strikers set fire to an oil train in Philadelphia, but only four cars were burned. The next day the strike extended to several additional lines in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and elsewhere, and broke out at many new points. The New York Central men joined, and in Pennsylvania the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western, the Delaware and Hudson, and the Lehigh and Susquehanna road men struck, but there were no disturbances.

On the morning of the 25th the strike had reached its height, when hardly a road was running, from the Hudson to the Mississippi, and from Canada to Virginia. But some of the strikers began to weaken, and before night three lines were re-opened, viz., the Erie, the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western, and the Morris and Essex. There was heavy rioting in St. Louis and Chicago on the 25th and 26th, and in the latter city fifteen were killed and many wounded by the police and military. In San Francisco an immense anti-Chinese mob attacked the Chinamen and set fire to lumber yards. A vigilance committee was formed, and the rioters were held in check. On the 27th the New York Central was again running, and the New York State militia were sent to their homes with thanks. There were still threats of trouble at some points, especially in the mining regions, but the strike, as a whole, was believed to be near an end.

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