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 - UPHEAVAL DRIVE Attendance All for Increase Last...
UPHEAVAL DRIVE Attendance All for Increase Last places and Sunday a 20,00,0 Sunday school Sunday of -committee has business establishments as 100 time the cent business be working Arrest Sheriff Of Willianison County On Murder Charge Jailed by Chief of Police, Jailed Here. \ Caesar Cagle, Constable, Issuing Warrants for Raids, Shot and Killed From Ambush) On Streets. S. Glenn Young is Now Acting Chief of Herrin. Five of Troop Take Over Town. < , • per cent Loan As- Banfe.-- ;: --" Co. , J. V. T, report that .joining this on- it It is. announced is enrolled school by the . name -strategic the attendance adyance :will be which will BULLETIN _ Sheriff George Galligan of Williamson Count y, was arrested oere shortly before 11 o'clock today charged with the murder of Caesar Cagle, Herrin constable, slain from ambush on the streets of Herrin last night. The warrant is said to' have been issued by A. Hicks_, a Herrin justice of peace. Galligan was placed in che Carbondale jail. When arrested he was returning from Murphysboro Murphysboro where he had tak'en three members of the Herrin police police force for. safe keeping following the trouble at Herrin last night. ; BULLETIN . (Special to Free Press) _ HERRIN, 111., Feb. 9.r-S. Glenn Young, dry raid leader, is acting acting chief of police of Herrin. (By Associated Press) > ; .-..:..: HEREIN, JQl, Feb 9— Herrin, the scene, of the mine riot in 1922, .was taken over by state troops 'today as a result of a near ' not last -night between the "wet's" and the "drys" in which a constable was. killed and a deputy sheriff wounded seriously. " The ^trouble is the outgrowth of wholesale raids which have been made in Williamson county taken part in and conducted by reputed members of the Ku Klux Klan lead by S. Glenn Yuogn A meeting of the Knights of the Flaming Circle, an anti-klan body was stormed by a crowd at a hail here last night Laesar Cagle, constable who has been issuing warrants f m- eyld0n " d - VS " C ° nducted raidsfwl shot dead to in ev- results al- .expectations- The All in Sunday this determined conimun- " sheriff -" w «° with Sheriff Galh>an to rem °nstrate the confrees to d?s' d?s' ^ ***** ° f PeaCe Was 0 "" and Ora by na- at 4 oVln.--l<- T*a~,V,r—--- "="= ^u"< ^aroonaaie and arrived »t4-oc[odc. The drys have established headquarters at the are protecting: the hospital where Layman • Five companies national guardsmen had arrived at day. noon to- DuQuoih games at the when the 'DuQuoin DuQuoin -Willie Ward Ward Homes -Prigh Game defeate'd The score were 6 -to 6 . Hurst Elliot Haren Lagton Webb A number of the windows in the hospital were shot out. Just at the heighth-of the trouble 'at Hen-Tin, Leonard Steams, ; so n of Sam •Stearns, cyclopg of the - Ku Klux Klan, was fired-upon while passing through 'the streets of Herrin. Stearns is candidate for circuit clerk o£ Williamson' county. A'bullet grazed his back but did not seriously injured him. ' An auto owned by John Whitesides, also an admitted member of the Ku Klux Klanv,.was also :shot at. Sheriff Galligan had been tipped off that there was to have been'a "They got then "shooting" began, me," Layman said. Sheriff Galligan then arrested the thiree policeman 'and commandeering commandeering a passing auto rushed them to Marion, and latter to Murphysboro for safe keeping. The slaying of Cagle in the manner manner : he was, wrought a leeling that ran to a pitch that fraught the situation situation with any probability. News of Cagle's killing the justice .officer, who had issued search war-' rants in the clean-up campaign and who had stood by the. klan, spread meeting of the anti-klan group in Herrin last, night. He and Deputy throughout the city, like wild tire. Sheriff John Layman went to the meeting in the interest of peace. An.'.while' at the me-teing.; word was tiassedj around, that the klanw i ing; .The Herrin police force entered entered «the hall and were greetde with shouts "lynch them" '.'get them" left- ed out of the meeting. . Sheriff Galligan Galligan and Deputy Sheriff Yaymen start- The Carboudale headquarters company company of national guardsmen were called for duty-about .12 o'clock and the company equipped fsr field duty left for Herrin at 2:46. ert W. Davis, of this Major Rob- battalion ia charge, with Lieut. :Hansman and Lieut. Boulden. The guardsnien ed to take the situation in hand and went v to Hearin in taxis'.

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 09 Feb 1924, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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