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Prescott Journal Miner

July 13, 1917

I. W. W. Special Is Turned Back By Columbus Troops

Columbus, N.M., July 12. – Nearly 1,200 men deported from Bisbee arrived here at 9 o’clock tonight. F. B. Kinf, superintendent of the El Paso railway in charge of the train was arrested for bringing in the men. The authorities refused to permit the men to be unloaded, and the army officer in command threw out a strong guard around the military establishments. King was later released when he agreed to take the men away and the train started back towards Bisbee. It was said the men would be detained at Hermanas.

Troop Movements to Guard Bisbee Hidden By Censor

Washington, July 12. – The Federal government is watching closely the Industrial Workers of the World disorders in Arizona, and department commanders of the army are instructed to take all the steps necessary at the request of the governor for troops was referred to General Parker of the Southern division.

Press reports of military censorship of the telegraph lines are generally accepted as indicating that troop movements may be in progress.

Ishmaelites Arrived At Hermanas, Then Where?

Douglas, July 12. – The train carrying the Industrial Workers is due to arrive at Hermanas about 11 o’clock. Unless the men can overpower their guards there is little chance they can return to Arizona. Hermanas is a small village having a few homes and one store. It is a railway junction.

Bisbee Following Jerome Example

Bisbee, July 12. – More than 1, 100 alleged Industrial Workers of the World are aboard 24 cattle cars speeding toward New Mexico, being deported from Bisbee.

Every stranger was challenged and deported if his explanations proved unsatisfactory.

Hundreds of men are patrolling the streets and every male citizen of the district is armed.

Douglasites See They Keep Going

Douglas, July 12. – With armed guards on top of every car, a train carrying the men deported from Bisbee passed though here today. The train stopped at Lee’s station and 200 armed Douglas citizens guarded it during the stop.

Wobblies Pass Through Hachita

Hacita, N. M., July 12. – Capitan John C. Greenway, manager of the Calumet & Arizona mine here, said he did not consider troops necessary in the Warren district.

Campbell Asks Federal Aid

Phoenix, July 12. – Governor Campbell tonight wired General Parker, commanding the Southern department, for troops at Bisbee to handle the Industrial Workers of the World deportations. Mediators McBride and Hunt at Globe have asked President Wilson to stop the deportations at Bisbee and also urge the department of justice to take charge of the situation.

Army Censorship Isolates Bisbee

New York, July 12. – The Associated Press has been informed by the Western Union that the military authorities at Bisbee have placed a censorship on all dispatches from there, relating to the I. W. W. disturbances and also that the military authorities have taken charge of the telegraph offices at that point.

Hunt Is Asked To Intervene

Globe, July 12. – Former Governor Hunt, personal representative of President Wilson on the Federal strike mediation board, was appealed to today from Bisbee to stop the train upon which miners were being deported.

“Two thousand miners being deported this morning by corporation gunmen from Warren district; stop that train,” said the message which was signed by Attorney W. B. Cleary of Bisbee.

Mediation Fails In Gallup Strike

Gallup, N. M., July 12. – The coal miners’ strike continues deadlocked and the Federal conciliator has left the district.

Globe Justice Retroactive

Globe, July 12. – Geo. Smith, secretary of the local international union, and Roger Culver, a Metal Mine Worker speaker, and five others were arrested charged with rioting on July 2, the day the strike started.

Eight more strike leaders were arrested here tonight charged with rioting on July 2. Six are in jail and the others released on bonds. Fear that a general round-up would be made caused uneasiness among the strikers. It was claimed a conspiracy to destroy the crops in the Salt River valley had been discovered.

German Officers

Ten German subjects, at least two of whom are believed to be army officers, were located in Miami and surrounding camps. They are believed to have been sent to assist the I.W.W. agitators in tying up the copper mines. The Loyalty League members announce their intention to stop I.W.W. street meetings.

Haywood Says No German Influence

Chicago, July 12. – Wm. D. Haywood, secretary of the Industrial Workers of the World, declared the attorney general is investigating what he terms as “outrages against the Industrial Workers” and branded as false the rumors that German influence and money were backing the organizations in the Arizona copper strike.