Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
December 9, 1909
GOVERNOR SAYS SHERIFF MUST DO HIS DUTY OR RESIGN OFFICE
Bedford, Indiana, Dec. 8 – "Let Sheriff Box do his duty or resign," was Gov. Marshall's order to State Labor Commissioners Slough and Woerner who are here with Adj. Gen. McCoy of the state militia investigating the acute situation in the strike of the cutters in the great stone quarries.
Sheriff Box answers that he could not persuade businessmen to serve as deputies to protect imported strikebreakers. Gen. McCoy insists that he will not call out troops until it is plainly evident that the local authorities cannot avert a riot.
Trouble is expected tomorrow when a company of strikebreakers is expected to arrive.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.