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Description: Eleven Prisoners Taken In

Date: August 4 1917

Newspaper published in: Boise, ID

Page/Column: 1

Eleven Prisoners Taken In

[Transcriber's Note: "I.W.W." refers to the Industrial Workers of the World, an organization that held socialistic and communistic views. By 1930, it was no longer in operation as most of its members had defected to the Communistic party.]

Moscow, Idaho. Benewah County added her quota to the Moscow I. W. W. concentrados when Sheriff E. B. Noland arrived from St. Maries Thursday night with 11 prisoners, all held for membership in an organization that teaches and advocates criminal sydicalism. Among the number was Neil Guiney, Secretary of the St. Maries local, who was convicted in justice court of selling and distributing incendiary I.W.W. literature. This is the man from whom Governor Alexander bought I.W.W. books and against whom he testified in court.

In Moscow the men were turned at one into the detention camp with the Latah and Clearwater County prisoners. A lively reunion followed. Then the prisoners reorganized, elected officers and designated certain ones to cook, wash dishes and care for the beds. They also notified Sergeant W. H. Abendroth, the commandant, that they wished to cooperate with him in having everything sanitary and orderly.

Submitted: 07/16/14

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