1903 - GIVES UP $15,000 SALARY. Because He Belongs to a Church With Strict Laws.
WEBSTER, Mass., April 1. - Agent Messenger, of the Grosvenordale cotton mills at North Grosvenordale, Conn., will today give up his place on account of his religious activity and with it a salary of $15,000. Mr. Messenger is and enthusiastic member of the Holiness sect, and North Grosvenordale people say he has compelled the help under him to espouse the same belief or lose their jobs. The mill owners finally took the matter in hand and demanded the agent's resignation. Grosvenordale people declare that Mr. Messenger would not allow a store to be opened, milk to be peddled or even street lamps lighted on Sunday.
Fort Wayne Daily News
Fort Wayne, Indiana
April 1, 1903
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