Nov. 28, 1909 (Sunday)
STRIKING WORKERS ARE KICKED TO THE CURB IN LUDLOW: A strike in Ludlow has turned ugly. About 200 striking employees of Ludlow manufacturing plants have been EVICTED from their company-owned tenements. Today's Globe has a story and images on its front page (above). The article says that "many of those evicted are passing tonight [meaning last night] in the street, with little or nothing but their scanty wearing apparel to protect them from the cold winds and the freezing slush and snow of the street."
The Ludlow Manufacturing Associates owns the plants in Ludlow that make jute and hemp goods. A labor dispute has lingered since August when about 20 young boys asked from a raise from $5 to $5.50 a week. That was rejected. That decision created a deadlock. Only about 800 of the 2,700 employees are actually at work at the plants.
GUEST TAKES A LONGSHOT ON A LAST-MINUTE WEDDING GIFT -- A DEER HEAD: George M. Follette of Fall River and Carrie G. Emery of Lakeview, Maine, got married on Thursday. That's nice, but it really isn't -- in and of itself -- worthy of a story in today's Globe. However, the gift that Robert T. Clark of Bangor presented to the couple was newsworthy. He gave the a DEER HEAD. What makes it more intriguing is that the head belonged to a deer that Clark shot while on his way to the wedding -- riding on a buckboard outside of Milo (shown above, in 1905) with a group of wedding guests. Here's the relevant paragraph:
"The party took a buckboard at Milo and was hardly a mile out of town, when a big deer was sighted in a neighboring field. Mr. Clark fired at 500 yards over the shoulder of one of the bridesmaids and wounded the animal in the leg."
A second shot brought the deer down. According to the article, the head will be mounted and will decorate a wall in the Follettes' home in Fall River.
It sure beats getting a toaster.