In 1913, the strike of the employees of the Chautauqua Traction Company and the Jamestown Railway Company had been officially declared off. It commenced on May 1. It was ended June 28. Action was taken Sunday afternoon. Only a small proportion of the original number of strikers were present. It was formally voted that the strike be declared off. The action of the car men was a complete surprise to the street railway officials who had received no intimation of the intended action. General Manager Maltby was apprised of the news and at once addressed himself to the task of locating President Broadhead. He had quite a hard job for Mr. Broadhead was staying up the lake and it was not easy to find him. The street railway officials made preparations for a busy day as it was expected that applications of the old employees for reinstatement would be received.