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Police Department. They were charged with failing to open all of the windows of the streetcars they were operating. They had disobeyed a recent order of the Health Department. It was the opinion of the Health Department that the opening of the windows of the streetcars was necessary to help decrease the influenza epidemic here. Two of the men were found guilty and fined $5.00. One was found not guilty.

On May 31, 1920, conductors and motormen of the Cumberland Electric Railway Company were granted an increase in pay of 9 1/2 cents per hour. They now received 52 cents per hour instead of 42 1/2 cents per hour as before.

On June 3, 1920, the Cumberland Electric Railway Company announced a new passenger fare. Adults and children eight years old or older would pay seven cents.

On May 11, 1922, a Western Maryland freight train smashed into a Dingle streetcar at 5:52 FM at the Western Maryland crossing on Baltimore Street. One person was killed and six injured. The car was completely demolished and after being dragged a distance of twenty-five feet from the crossing to the Wills Creek railroad bridge, was stretched across both the east and westbound tracks, a crumpled mass from which the unfortunate passengers who were not stunned by the collision crawled. As a result of the collision, Miss Junita Twigg, age 18, of 307 Grand Avenue, died while enroute to the hospital. Six other passengers required medical attention. A coroner's jury was called for Friday, May 13, to investigate the accident. After the jury was dismissed, states attorney Fuller Barnard, Jr., said there would be no criminal proceedings.

In the Baltimore Sun newspaper on May 7, 1922, it was stated that a charter had been filed with the State Tax Commission providing for a merger of the


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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27 x 20 cms

Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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