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THE DAY BOOK
An Adle$s Daily Newspaper,
N.tt Cochran, tgfflEB&v. To!. Monroe 353.
Editor and 'Publisher. Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria Smlt . ,u39e.( , , By, Mail, .50 Cents a Month.
VOL 3, tfO. 121 Chicago, Thursday, eb.19, 1914 ... QE-'CENT
RUSSIAN METHODS USED TO LIMIT
IN LITTLE AMERICAN TOWN
Rushton, Washington, Owned Body. and Soul By the
' ' - - .- '
Guggenheim Interests People Hardly Allowed To
Say. Their Life Is Their Own And It's
Liable Not To Be. If They Disobey, .J
J Boss-Made, Laws. 1
BY E.O.-SAWYER, JR.
TaWmWjiriFeb. 19. In Rush-,
ton is a monster.,dre smelter,-, the only,
seacoast ;sm?&er,.pf JJieiJlig .Guggen
heim, interests on, the Pacific coast
Three hundred -and fifty laborers
walked out January 1 because, they
wereordered tbworktenhours a day
for $2i25, when they had' formerly'
worked nine .hours a day. at the same
figure. T ..
Rushton, a tqjra .of aOOOj-persons,'
is owned, bodyjand soul, by the Gug-s
genheims. The mayor, council po-
lice force and entire'' cityadministraT J
tion arq, bwued -by, tnetbig mining!;
To fight the strike the . biggest
mining corporation on arth has
made its. own laws in Rushton. It
has hired its" own ''officers an even
100 of- them-arid it-has. dared the
town- to combat the. new ordinances.
' . One of Ihese laws says that no in
dividual or group of persons loiter or
. ev;en stand on asidewalk.or street of
Rushton. -Another says that no per
son .or, persons can parade, march, or
.walk in step through.the streets. The
laws declare that no. striker or other
person can picket on the streets, that
no one may approach the company
property, without a- permit, and that
fpr any violation of the Guggenheim's
(tbwulaws one must.wprk on the
strgets ofcthe smelter, town.
' 'These law's were"possible because