A Strier against a Northern Man.
--The following paragraph we take from the Petersburg Express
, of the 17th inst:
A large force of workmen at the Petersburg Car
and Locomotive Foundry on Old street, were on a strike for about two hours yesterday morning, because of the appointment of James Myers
, a native of Delaware
, as Fore man of the Foundry.
It was the opinion of the hands, that as the South
is now fighting to be independent of the North
, it is due to Southern citizens that a Northern man should not be placed in high position over us. Matters took such a serious turn at the Foundry, that it became necessary for Mr. Myers
to resign or be removed, which was done, and after some little delay, everything resumed its wonted serenity.
There was no strike for money — nor did money have anything to do with the disturbance.
The workmen were not satisfied to have a Northern superintendent, and openly expressed their discontent and refused to work under him.