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Violent Demonstrations At Chief Rabbi Joseph's Funeral 1902
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Many Are Wounded In Brooklyn Riot 1910

Riotous Strike On Coney Lines 1911

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Riotous Strike On Coney Lines 1911

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 President Huff Returns

President Huff of the railroad company arrived in Brooklyn late last night, but refused to talk regarding the strike. Shortly after his arrival, however, the company made a statement that the three lines affected by the strike would run a full schedule today, beginning at 8 A.M., instead of 6 A.M. as given out in a previous statement. It was also said that enough skilled car men had been hired to run all of the cars.

To guard against night attacks by the strikers, two patrolmen were stationed in each block in Ninth Street from Seventh Avenue to Smith Street and in Hamilton Avenue from Smith street to the ferry. In Smith Street there were stationed two men to each block from Ninth Street to Fourth Place, and one man to each block from that point to Atlantic Avenue. A strong force guarded the railroad company's office at De Kalb and Franklin Avenues, and all of the company's car barns were surrounded with guards.

The Public Service Commission announced yesterday that Inspectors had been sent along the lines of the road affected during the day, and that the commission would keep informed as to the situation. This is the first time in the history of the commission that a serious railroad strike has occurred exclusively within its jurisdiction. There was a prolonged strike in Yonkers, but the cars came into New York City only on one line.

The most serious street car strike in the history of Brooklyn was in January, 1895. All the lines of the Brooklyn City Railroad Company, now the B.R.T. system, were affected and 6,000 men were out. The police were unable to handle the situation and four regiments of militia were called out. On January 23, John Kearney, a resident of Hicks Street, who was viewing the riots in the street from the roof of his house, was shot and killed. The strike was unsuccessful for the strikers.

The last B.R.T. strike occurred in July, 1899. A large number of employees refused to go out, however, and the strike was ended within a week. Dynamite was used in this strike to blow up empty street cars which the strikebreakers had left stalled in the streets. This strike, like that in 1895, was lost by the men.

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