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Dastardly and riotous outrage in Barton


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STATE TROOPS MAY BE ASKED FOR AS PROTECTION
TO MINES AND MINERS FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S DASTARDLY AND RIOTOUS OUTRAGE AT BARTON

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONSIDERS THE ADVISABILITY OF CONFERRING WITH THE COURT AND AUTHORITIES TO THIS END

STATES ATTORNEY FULLER BARNARD AND THE SHERIFF WILL BRING SITUATION TO NOTICE OF JUDGE BOYD AND JUDGE DOUB THIS MORNING ASSERTED THAT COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THE SITUATION AND THAT TROOPS ARE NECESSARY.

In connection with the mine riot in Barton yesterday wherein four men were shot and the peace disturbed when a mob composed of several score strikers attacked a much smaller number of men going to work, the executive committee of the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce at a meeting held yesterday afternoon considered the advisability of consulting with the local authorities, Judge Boyd and Judge Doub and the Sheriff as to the apparent necessity of calling upon Governor Ritchie to send troops here to preserve order.

This matter will be brought to the attention of the Court this morning by States Attorney Fuller Barnard and the Sheriff.

The opinion freely expressed yesterday in the Chamber of Commerce, which is to be laid before the court this morning, is that the situation has gone completely beyond the control of the local or county authorities and the action of the authorities will be asked. It will be represented to the Court that the situation, in view of yesterday's event at Barton, calls for a strong measure of protection to the men who desire to go to work peacefully without intervention from cowardly ruffians who seek to prevent them; that the local authorities have not sufficient force to cope with massed mob violence and that, therefore, Governor Ritchie be requested to send State troops here as a protection to the mines, the miners and the operators.




ID:
accu036

Creator:
Cumberland Daily News

Date:
1922-09-19

Collection Location:
Allegany College of Maryland

Subject:
Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

 
 
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100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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