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July 13, 1917

TRAINLOAD OF DEPORTED DISTURBERS FROM BISBEE SIDETRACAKED ON DESERT

COLUMBUS, N.M., WHICH PREVENTED AGITATORS FROM BEING UNLOADED DTHERE, REPORTS THEY ARE NOW MARCHING ON FOOT IN THAT DIRECTION; GUARDS PLACED TO KEEP THEM OUT; “WOBBLIES” THREATEN TO HOLD UP NEXT PASSENGER TRAIN AND BOARD IT

(Associated Press Leased Wire)

COLUMBUS, N.M., July 13. - The army of Industrial Workers of the World, deported from Bisbee yesterday, and whose special train of cattle cars and box cars was sidetracked at Hermanas late last night, left Hermanas during the forenoon today and is strung for a mile or more along the railroad track, walking east in this direction, according to reports received here.

Relying on this information Columbus citizens turned out heavily armed to repel any “invasion”.  The situation of the deported persons was described as desperate.  Hermanas, a railroad station surrounded by a few houses, had no supplies for feeding the I.W.W.s numbering nearly 1200, and they are said to be suffering from lack of food.  It was feared a situation difficult to control might arise if they swarm into town here.  Hermanas is 17 miles west of here.