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Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees

"...Quarters were assigned to the Governor and his staff in three comfortable cottages belonging to the Carnegie Company, adjoining the Carnegie hotel on Eighth avenue, and opposite the main entrance to the steel works.  General Snowden and his staff had been patronizing the hotel cuisine, previously sacred to the discriminating palates of the Carnegie officials.  An odd incident temporarily deprived the General of this accommodation.  One morning the head waiter, having formed the opinion that the troops were helping to take the bread out of the mouths of the working men, informed the proprietor that he could not be instrumental in conveying the staff of life to the mouths of "the enemy" and resigned on the spot.  The head cook followed, and the underwaiters and cooks went out with their leaders.  When the officers arrived for breakfast and found that there was nothing to eat, the air was made blue with profanity.  The boycott was one which all the military force of the commonwealth was powerless to lift.  After this, General Snowden had his meals prepared and served at headquarters by a colored cook drafted from one of the regiments.  Young women who could be relied on not to indulge in a sympathetic strike were installed in the places of the cooks and waiters who had deserted from the hotel."

(Source:  Burgoyne, Arthur G. (1892).  The Homestead Strike of 1892, 138-139.  Pittsburgh, PA:  University of Pittsburgh Press.)