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QUIET RETURNS TO WILLIAMSON AS TROOPS RULE Klan Disarmed — War rants Used by Young in Raids Studied by the Officials. «*• Bj< Aiioetat*d PTMS HBRBIN, n!.. Feb. 13.—Qufet prevails in Williamson County, as pursuant to the proclamation of'Ma- jor General Mlltn J. Foreman, In command ot the state troops, citizens are calmly going about their business singly and unarmed. Scope of tho order against firearms has included S. O. Young, Ku Klux Klan dry raid leader, who was requested by Lieutenant Colonel Nunan, commanding troops In Marlon, to leave at home his two revolvers. . • Meanwhile States Attorney Duty, Coroner William McCown, acting sheriff, and Sheriff George Galllgan nave been studying warrants under whl<5h Young's dry raids were made and which the prosecutor believes were Improperly* drawn. Duty is also investigating warrants charging the murder of Ceasar Cagle, under which Sheriff; Galilean, Mayor Anderson of Herrln Hugh Willis, State Minors' Union official, and others aro being held in jail in Marion. An appeal to County citizens aloof during tho raiding "and shooting has been made by General Foro- man, who spent yesterday with Ad- intent General Black and Col. Cul- bertsqn on an inspection tour. Gen. Foreman said that the officers had told the representatives of the citizens the root of the trouble was tho permitting of unauthorized people to conduct raids-and other acts of law enforcement and that two factions 'had been causing tbp disturbance. The coroner's jury,. Inquiring into the death of Constable Caglo. examined several witnesses yesterday and was informed that the Cagle family desired that no more witnesses be called as they did not wish, to divulge evidence •• beTore a tbbV who Williamson have kept ! Jack Roe, a miner, said he saw Ora Thomas and a Shelto'n boy .fire «* i Ca £ 6 ' * lt Dr ' J ' T< BIack tes «- w«h T r h maTS T 8 at tbe hos P |tal v,ith John Layman, deputy sheriff. who was'wounded before Cagle wns killed. " Squadrons ot soldiers patrolled tne main roads Jast night. They stopped a number of automobiles and searched for contraband guns, ammunition and liquor but report- up ed no results. Others broke groups of loiterers and several times searched suspicious Ibokine persons for weapons. " "Alderman Carl Nail, appointed mayor of Herrin by the city council In the place of Mayor Anderson, re- quesced authorities to arrest Otis Clark, implicated In the mine riot two years ago. Clark was released after questioning by the military.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 13 Feb 1924, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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