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Frank R. McNamee letter to A.S. Halsted, Aug. 8, 1922, page 2

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- 2- present at our conference Sunday, and he took a decided stand against the U.S. Attorney's attitude in the matter, illustrating that the United States Marshals, regardless of any injunction, were enforcing the movement of mails and interstate commerce in the various States where they were stationed, and that undoubtedly the Marshals had authority to prevent open violation of the injunction and the ordinary movement of trains in every respect. Springmeyer appears to be antagonistic to Governor Boyle, in that he feels that Boyle is trying to reap some political advantage for the Democratic party at the coming state and county elections. In this I believe he is mistaken, as Boyle is out of politics, and seems fair; and his reluctance, if it is reluctance, in furnishing protection is that he has relied on the advices that he gets from Las Vegas, and I am satisfied that for some reason or other, they are very much minimized. He will demand from the District Court the impaneling of a grand jury to investigate the strike situation at Las Vegas, and will likewise insist that the sheriff and his deputies at Las Vegas afford protection and enforcement of the law, or he will immediately bring in the State Police, which are available now to the number of about thirty. Marshal Fulmer on the advice of the U.S Attorney declines to take any deputies with him, until he visits Las Vegas and looks over the situation himself. He has them available here, and they can come on wire. I feel satisfied that the presence of the United States Marshal and Governor Boyle at Las Vegas will have the desired effect; and if the Governor finds that the Sheriff and the District Attorney have been derelict in the performance of their sworn duty, he will take action. I will try and get in touch with the U. S. Attorney before I leave here, and ascertain if possible if he has changed his views. I am also enclosing a copy of the Reno Gazette of last evening, which very much exaggerates and misquotes the attitude of the United States Marshal, but is in perfect accord with the attitude of Springmeyer, at whose instigation I am sure the article was published, as Marshal Fulnmer and myself were emphatic at the conference that there was to be no publicity. Judge Farrington did not hesitate to issue the Citation, and it was with regreet that I caused him to remain over in Carson City two days, as he was anxious to attend the Bar Association meeting at San Francisco. Am mailing a copy of this letter, together with a copy of the information order, citation, etc. to Fred at Los Angeles for your files. Very truly yours, F.R. McNamee



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