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PRESCOTT JOURNAL-MINER

THURSDAY MORNING, July 12, 1917

DEPORTING AT JEROME IS LAWLESS

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Govermor Will Hold Author Of Threat Responsible, He Says; M’Bride Is For No More Talk.

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By Associated Press.

      GLOBE, July 11. – Governor Campbell was warned today he would be held responsible for the protection of Industrial Workers deported from Jerome and he replied that he regards this threat as an intimidation of his executive action and will hold the authors responsible.

      Hope of an early settlement of the strike waned when mediator McBride telegraphed the department of labor at Washington that the strikers and operators are deadlocked.  McBride recommended that conferences be discontinued.

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The Governor’s Reply.

      PHOENIX, July 11. – Governor Campbell replied to the Industrial Workers’ threat:  “If I receive another expression of that kind I will treat it as an intimidation of my executive action and will hold those who sent it responsible.”

      In a statement given out at Phoenix the governor said nothing will be gained by deporting Industrial Workers.  “It only means that they will eventually land in some weak spot in the State and there will be trouble.”  He said it is practically impossible to handle the Industrial Workers’ situation legally in Arizona.

      Judge McBride suggested to the department of labor that he go to Jerome tomorrow where the closed shop ultimatum expires Friday.  Coupled with the departure of the governor for Phoenix, yesterday, and the announcement by President Douglas of the Phelps-Dodge Corporation that there would be no compromise between the strikers and the Old Dominion Company, the McBride message made it clear that arbitration could accomplish little at the present time.  McBride is more hopeful of a satisfactory solution at Jerome.