Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Border Outrages. The Logan County People Ask for Troops to Suppress Lawlessness.Date: January 29 1888
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, Mo.
Charleston, W. Va., January 28.
Wm. P. FLOYD and J. A. SHEPPARD of Logan County, arrived here last evening for the purpose of presenting a petition and resolutions from the citizens of Logan County. Mr. FLOYD was among the officers who were fired upon five days ago by Frank PHILLIPS and his Kentucky gang. They report that the citizens of Logan are very much disturbed and business along the border is practically suspended. One of the largest lumber dealers on the river has abandoned business for the present. The latest information from the border is to the effect that the Kentucky people have been largely recruited and now number over 100. They are camped along the river banks and are said to be backed by the officers of Pike County. They are supplied with ammunition and provisions from the county seat. Mr. SHEPPARD says that it is the wish of the people of Logan for both States to place troops on the border and suppress the law-breaking tendencies on both sides and when the trouble is quelled for each State to quietly investigate the matter. The Governor will probably take some action tomorrow. The Kanawha Riflemen promptly tendered their services to the Governor today, but he said that he thought it would be unnecessary to send troops.