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PRESCOTT JOURNAL-MINER

THURSDAY MORNING, July 12, 1917

JEROME AGITATORS ARE CHASED FROM NEEDLES, DISPERSED AT KINGMAN

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ORDER OF CAMPBELL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RELEASE OF MEN WHO SEEM NOT TO BE DERIGOUR IN ARIZONA.

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Telephone Poles Pointed Out By Grim Vigilantes

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Judge Ellis Addresses Ex-Pickets: Asks Them to Behave and Turns Them Loose; They All Scatter

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Special to the Journal Miner.

            KINGMAN, July 11. – Sixty-five Wobblies from Jerome passed through Kingman, Tuesday at midnight, on their way to Needles, Cal. Needles citizens refused to allow the men to get off the train and sent the men to Kingman. They arrived here at 7 o’clock this morning. The sheriff and the home guards escorted the party to the court room and kept them till evening.

            Governor Campbell wired Sheriff J. N. Cohenour that the men could not be legally held unless some charge was placed against them.

            Superior Judge John Ellis addressed the men and agreed to release them all if they would promise to refrain from further agitation. All agreed and were given their freedom. Manyleft for Los Angeles, some for Needles, and a few went back to Jerome to join their families, they said.

            The spirit of the men seemed broken and they probably will cause no further trouble.

Forced to Return

            NEEDLES, Cal., July 11. – The invitation of 250 citizen deputies to beat it back while the beating was good, was enough for the carload of Ishmaelite Workers of the World, who arrived here under guard from the Jerome district. The citizens earnestly urged to the I.W.W. pickets to leave this section, and significally noted for their information, the number of handy telephone poles in this vicinity.

            After some fussing around, the men turned around and entrained for Kingman, from which camp a number of their ill had just been deported the day before. Several of them who had been given 12 hours by Sheriff Cohenour of Mohave county, to leave the mining camps at Chloride, Goleonda, and Mineral, passed through here last night. They said they were bound for Tonopah and Goldfields, Nevada.

Ask Hunt’s Help

GLOBE, July 11, - G. W. P. Hunt, former governor of Arizona, Federal mediator in the Arizona copper strikes, today received a telegram from the men deported yesterday from Jerome asking him to act in their behalf. Mr. Hunt said he had no jurisdiction in the case and could do nothing from the men.

No conferences were held by the mediators with miners or operators today. No disturbances were reported in the district.

Asks For Instructions

            PHOENIX, July 11. – The sheriff of Mohave county, with 61 I.W.W. detained there in railroad cars, wired Governor Campbell this afternoon for advice. Governor Campbell wired back that unless the sheriff has specific charge to place against them men, the only thins to do would be to turn them loose.

Situation Improved

            DENVER, July 11. – “The situation in Arizona is improving,” said Chas. H. Moyer, president of the International Union of Mines, Mill & Smelter Workers, today.

            “All of our men have gone back to work at Jerome, following a conference with officers of the United Verde Company, and I believe that at Globe and Miami we will get together with the employers in a few days and effect a settlement.”

            All interests in the differences between metal miners and employers at Leadville which have resulted in the calling of a strike effective Saturday morning, marked time today. Until representatives of the miners can arrive from Leaville, no more conferences are to be held, Federal mediators have announced.

Gallup Deadlocked

            GALLUP, N.M., July 11. – Representatives of the Gallup American Coal Company on conference with the Federal mediator, refused either to grant recognition or to contract relations with the United Mine Workers on strike. Officials said several men had returned to work.

Ray Rebels Too

            RAY, July 11. – Escorted by a crowd of more than 500 men, four I.W.W. agitators who were apprehended by the officers, were escorted to the outskirts of the town.

Idaho Terrorized

            BOSIE, July 11. – “A reign of terror has struck Northern Idaho. Life and property are bing held in the balance. Industrial Workers of the World are spreading all over the State.

            “It is time for all sections of Idaho to form citizens’ bodies for the protection of their life and property.

            “Two thousand troops are needed today on Northern Idaho to cope with the gigantic fight being put up by the I.W.W. to prevent the United States from getting 2,000,000,000 feet of lumber necessary to carry on its war program.”

            This was the gist of the recommendations made by the State of defense council in its report to the secretary of war.