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I’m looking for more theatre blogs to follow, so if you post
-spring awakening (esp. DWSA)
-heathers
-natasha pierre and the great comet of 1812
-les mis
-newsies
-bare: a pop opera
-waitress
-tuck everlasting
-next to normal
Or anything else musical theatre related, please reblog and/or like this post so I can check out your blog!

July 23, 1899
  • Men hired by boycotted papers to sell papers
    • Promptly attacked by union boys
    • Some hired men would simply take the pay but not sell, so as to support the newsboys
  • Mass meeting on Frankfort Street
  • Handbills passed out by boys explaining strike
    • Words “World” and “Journal” written in yellow- three cheers for allusions
  • Women newsdealers who previously sold the scab papers now join union
  • Another attempt at a parade down Wall Street
  • Demonstration in front of World and Journal offices
    • Scattered by policemen
  • Claims the newsboys will be supplied with uniforms
    • This may or may not relate to the strike
  • Window of a jeweler’s building smashed during attack on a Journal delivery wagon
  • Group of boys meet with Randolph Hearst to discuss strike
    • Group includes Kid Blink, Dave Simons, and others
    • Hearst claims he will lower them when the World does
      • Note: The World most likely could not do so, as Pulitzer was out of town
  • John Wilson sends message to Tribune office explaining why the boys are striking
  • Strike described as “one of the most successful labor upheavals in recent years”
  • Boys disappointed by lack of permit to parade (Chief Devrey, who presided over such matters, was out of town)
  • Messenger boys plan to strike
  • Albert Smith, Cornelius Boyle, Abraham Greenhouse, Isaac Miller, Joseph Mulligan, Frank Desso, and Donato Caroluci arrested.
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