Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Just Another Guy Working]
“Looking down one of them long stonesheds you see every man bent over his own job, minding his own business. You see that every man knows his own business and tends to it. The bosses are there to check up and keep things going smooth. Maybe they stop here or there to talk with a cutter about his stone. But mostly they let you alone to do your work. It's the best way, the only way in the granite business.
“There was some anarchists here a long time ago. I was still just a kid. Most people here don't talk much about it. I've heard stories though. A man named Galleani ran an anarchist newspaper here. They say he's in Italy now, one of Mussoline's ministers or something over there. Anyway he was arrested here. It was mostly on account of a riot he caused before in Paterson, New Jersey, when the strike in the silk mills was on. Galleani was arrested there after about forty men got wounded in a riot, but he jumped his bail — I think it was $5,000. The next they heard of him he was in Barre. He was arrested once up here, they say, at a Sunday beer picnic where they got to fighting. Women fighting along with the men. Galleani was there and they got him for breach of peace.
“There was a lot of trouble between the anarchists and socialists here. I don't know much about it. I don't even know the difference between them. But I've heard of shooting