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Jones - f h e city Carter. The Sterling to Govern in...
f h e city Carter. The Sterling to Govern in Fact as in Eockford, ill., July ' 10--Actin Governor i'red £.. Sterling last nigh received the fojlowtng telegrams: Bloomlngton, July 9--Hon. Fred E. Sterling, acting governor governor of Illinois, Eockford, 111. Supplementing my wire of the sixth instant,' you are hereby - notified by the undersigned sheriff of . McLean county, Illinois, Illinois, that the police power and civil authority of said city and county are unable to co-o with and control the situation v.'hlch .has developed In said city and county in connection with the strike of the Chicago and Alton railroa.d company shop employes' that destruction, of life and property property is i m m i n e n t and will occur occur unless protection is afforded afforded at once by state troops; that said civil authority - has been and now Is and will continue continue to be unable to preserve the peace or quell any riot which I am certain will develop unless said protection is furnished, "TROOPS AT ONCE." I therefore hereby respect- f u l l y call .upon you for a 'sufficient 'sufficient number of. state troops, to be sent at once to preserve the peace and execute the law in the said county, (signed) J. E. Morrison, sheriff of McLean McLean county. DEMANDS TEOOPS. ' Bloomlngton. III., July 9--' Hon. Fred E. Sterling acting governor of Illino's. You are hereby notified liy the undersigned mayor of. t the city of BlooirJ.ritftrn,. 111. that the peace and civil authority of salfl city are unable to cope with and control the situation which has developed In said city In connection w i t h the strike o: the Chicago and Alton railroad dompany shop employes that destruction destruction o£ life and property is imminent and will occur u-nless protection is afforded at ( cnce uy state troops; that said civil .authority has..been . a r i d - n and will continue to be unable to preserve peace or quell any riot which, I am" certain will develop develop unless »a!a .protection is furnished. . TO PRESERVE "LAW. Therefore I her«by respectfully respectfully call 'upon you tor » sufficient sufficient number of state troops to be sent to'' preserve the peace and .execute 'the "law in said city. . (signed) (signed) E. E. Jones, mayor of Bloomington. Bloomington. . · · ' . · · · STERMJTG'S HEPtY. Acting Governor Sterling " today issued the following statement; "From repeated appe'als received received from Sheriff llorrlnon of McLean county and Mayor JOnes - nf Bloomlngtori, as well as advices advices from Ad'jutant-General 'Carlos 'Carlos E, Black, whom I dispatched dispatched to Bloomington to make a personal survey.for me of the situation, existing- in that city, I am convinced that there Is a paralysis and breakdown ot civil authority there and that the peace and order .of the community community is seriously threatened, In fulfillment of ray bath I shall therefore . exercise the fullest authority at my command far the preservation . of peace and order, for the prevention of violence violence and the protection of life and property in . the county of McLean.and hereby call upon and appeal to all citizen* of that community to help .and cooperate cooperate with the authorises, both civil and military, in the accomplishment .of this purpose. While .ths responsibilities of the office sf chief executive of Illinois Illinois rest, upon my shoulders I Intend to b« governor 1n fact, as well as i f l n a m e , and to firmly perform my duty, -in accord-" anoe. with the law, "svithout fear or favor, (signed) "Fred E. Sterling, acting.gov- ernor."

Clipped from The Decatur Daily Review10 Jul 1922, MonPage 9

The Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois)10 Jul 1922, MonPage 9
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