Article Description:A Contingent from the North Skilled Laborers Arrive at Florence A Valuable Addition to Our City
On Saturday afternoon two special coaches arrived in the city from Bransford,Conn., with forty-three skilled mechanics for the new Foster plant. They left Bransford on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock and were on the road till Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.They came by the way of Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Nashville, which was rather a round aboutway and a tedious trip. The boys, however, were in good shape and proceededto take in the factory and the town on their arrival and were very muchpleased with the appearance of things.They are a very fine body of men andwill be quite an addition to our city.The boys have a crack base ball team andhave extended a challenge to any team in this part of the State.They are quartered in different boarding houses near the factory.There are sixteen at Mrs. JNO. DARBY's onCollege Street, and they have dubbed the house – "Hotel de Forrest."
Their names are as follows: D. W. O'CONNELL, J. F. FITZGERALD, C. S. JILLSON, P. P. LYNCH, J. P. LYNCH, Wm. F. HOLSENBECK, H. SYKES, J. MONOHAN, D. MONOHAN, D. SULLIVAN, J. SULLIVAN, T. SULLIVAN, M. MURPHY, D. DEVINE, DAN CALLAHANand M. BURKE.
The following are boarding at other places and their names were kindly furnished by Mr. R. O. SMITH, of Bransford: E. BAKER, M. KINNEY, G. TERHUNE, F. QUINLIRIN, I. SCANLAN, F. MARSCHAL, J.CLIFFE,JNO. CLIFFE, JR., MAX STUBER, H.CLIFFE,ALEX STANNARD, J. ANDREWS, JOHN H. MURPHY, HENRY A. STANNARD.
We have been unable to learn the names of several others who are among the number.Mr. R. O. SMITH expressed himself as being highly pleasedwith the people and the town, and said he was surprised to find the temperature so pleasant.He said it was 95 degrees when he left, while it has never been over 90 degrees here this year.
Florence extends a most hearty welcome to these Northern friends and our people hope they may find life in the South both pleasant and profitable.