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State coal fields don't want troops

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Maloy Ends Investigation In Western Maryland For Governor Ritchie.


Reports Trouble Between Sheriff And Commerce Chamber Is Adjusted.

Troops are the last persons anyone in the Western Maryland coal region wants, according to the report of William Milnes Maloy, special representative of Governor Ritchie, made to the Governor yesterday.

Mr. Maloy had just returned from a trip which covered the whole coal mining section in Maryland. He told the Governor he had interviewed people in every walk of life, as well as coal operators and miners, and that all objected strenuously to any militiamen being sent in the district. He said all seemed peaceful just now.
Governor Ritchie sent Mr. Maloy last week to investigate following receipt of a telegram from the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, which said a serious condition existed.

Mr. Maloy declared he found that the Chamber of Commerce wished to have pressure brought to bear upon Peter McFarland, Allegany county Sheriff, alleged to be in sympathy with the miners and indisposed to exert himself to keep down disorder.

Mr. Maloy reported the trouble with the Sheriff is adjusted and the Sheriff and Fuller Bernard, State's Attorney, are working with the Chamber of Commerce to preserve order.

J. J. Rutledge, recently appointed State Mining Engineer, called on the Governor yesterday and made arrangements to take the oath of office next Monday.
Governor Ritchie will go to Upper Marlboro today to attend the exercises at the beginning of work in constructing the Robert Crain highway.


Baltimore Sun


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Allegany College of Maryland

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

Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

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

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