War at Palmer

Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 18, 1888, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription from Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 18, 1888., Source:  The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. August 18, 1888  War at Palmer  Negaunee - The people of Palmer, some seven miles south of this city, are very much wrought over the actions of the contractors who are building the extension of the DSS and A to that place.  There seems to be good reason for criticising the very arbitrary course which these men are pursuing.   Messers. Ross, Davidson and Co., the contractors who are building the extension have under them a large number of sub-contractors.  A new county road is being built from here to Palmer, but this road is not yet completed and will not be for some time, so the only means of of ingress and egress for the people of Palmer is the old road.  Yesterday the contractors began laying rails across the road.  They did so without planking the crossing so that the roadway could be used.  The matter was brought to the attention of Mr. Joseph Kirkpatrick, the agent and superintendent of the men and he want [*went] to the contractors about planking the crossing.  In stead of giving him a civil answer he was told that it was none of his business, and he had nothing to say about how the road should be built.  Mr. Kirkpatrick then came to Negaunee and Marshall Cunningham was sent to the scene of the trouble and succeeded in arranging matters so that the road will not be blocked up till the officials of the railway have a change [*chance] to inspect the road.  The officials of the South Shore are not held blameable for the trouble, as they knew nothing about the matter, and certainly would not try to cut the village of Palmer off from all communications with the rest of the world.  It is probable that there will be no further trouble there.  It was a very high h and ed proceeding, however, on the part of the contractors, and if any more such affairs occur, they are liable to find that they cannot build their road across a public highway in such a manner as to block the latter up altogether.                        DSS and A N and P RR. Stations - Palmer PWPL
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 18, 1888, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1888-08-18