A Strike of Brick-yard Laborers.
ST. LOUIS, Thursday, April 28.
A strike among the laborers in some of the brick yards, which has been in progress for several days, assumed a riotous character yesterday, and a considerable amount of property was destroyed. The police were called out, and after a slight skirmish, resulting in the wounding of several laborers and two policemen, the rioters were dispersed. This morning the men assembled again in large force, and assumed such a threatening attitude that the Mayor gave orders to the military to preserve the peace.
ANDERSON’S saw-mill was burned yesterday ; loss $20,000.
The movement among the strikers this morning has been much exaggerated. There was no hostile demonstration, and the military were withdrawn. The excitement still continues, however, very great.