The Bayonne Bulletin

Sunday, July 3, 1853

Another Lowell Girl is Sick!

Another Lowell girl has succumbed to a chronic lung illness due to poor air conditions in The City of Lowell Mills. Jane Patel is a 13 year old from Baltimore, Maryland, who has been working at Lowell mills for 2 years. One of her six roommates, Mary Johnson, says

“I have had the chronic cough as well , and it’s quite a bugger to get over”.

The Lowell girls used to work between 12 and 14 hours a day, but thanks to the Labor Reform and Sarah G Bagley their work days are now only 10 hours . Their job of straightening the cotton threads before they go into the power loom, can be dangerous due to fast moving thread going down words, it could cut their hands. Due to the fragments of cotton in the still air of the textile mills; the air the girl's breath is riddled with cotton that gets to their lungs giving them a chronic cough. During the Industrial Revolution the girls could work in a textile mills which were first created by Samuel Slater from England. Slater's textile machine inventions, mixed with Eli Whitney's invention of interchangeable parts turned to mass production of cotton and textile. However, the Trade Unions was not able to get better conditions for the girls instead they have to his bad treatment, small sleeping quarters, loud sounds, and chronic coughs. Will these girls ever get fair treatment, no one knows.

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Lowell System vs. Rhode Island system

The Rhode Island system and The Lowell System which one is better? The Lowell system is a water based textile mills that employed young, unmarried woman, the mills included the "power loom" a loom that could spin thread and weave cloth in the same place. The Rhode Island System included Samuel Slater, is plan was to hire families and divide the work into simple tasks. Personally I feel that the Rhode island system is much better. I do believe this because the families stay together and the tasks are very simple. The Lowell system however, splits families up to get the young woman, and the jobs are often difficult and it cut their hands. I do believe that in the fight between the Lowell System and the Rhode Island system, the Rhode Island system won in my favor.

- Meagan Mullins

Editor of Bayonne Bulletin


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The United States is now 77 years old!

Monday, July 4th, 9pm

Pier Street

Bayonne, NJ

Looking for something to do on the 4th? Come to Two Mens Tavern! Get a drink for $0.30, and watch fireworks go off to celebrate our beloved country reach it's 77th birthday!

John Deere farming Shop

Come for a great sale on brand new steel plows!

Only $100, right now!

We have produced too many for this year come and get one a discount price!


Our New Transportation Revolution!

The United States that we live in, is increasingly become more technological than ever before! With our new power loom, textile mills, interchangeable parts, farming tools, and the new inventions in our homes we can now say we have start a new age, The Transportation Revolution! This has all started in 1807 here, but in France the very first steam boat was made in 1803, by Robert Fulton. Robert also tested the very first commercial steamboat called the Clermont. The Clermont came here and in 1807 the Clermont sail up the hudson river with no troubles and since then there has been over 500 steamboats in the waters today. The making of the steam boat has increased our in state trades and how people get to another place. Then came along the Steam Train which came here in 1830, Peter Cooper built a very small but extremely powerful locomotive he called it Tom Thumb. Railroad cars have increasingly grown in popularity since then with over 2,500 miles of track in place around the country. The steam trains can haul freight and people over long distances at 20 miles per hour, for comparison a horse drawn wagon goes 2 miles per hour. The steam train grew towns and the populations all around the country. The Transportation Revolution has really change our country's landscape, it's definitely for the better could you imagine what our world will be in say 100 years, 1953?
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