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the-mayor, cquncilrand-.other officers
of' Rushton are all holding positions
in the big smelter, apd are mere cats
pavjs in the hands' of the Guggen
heiins, '. -iin
' face;.df"aiiUti:er defiance qf
the company, wlvelrHhestrikers
have come forward. These women,
holding babies in their arms, and with
tiny children playing about, have ac
cepted the "dare" of the Guggen-
tumblo. And tho Guggenheim inter
ests, instead of facing serious
cjjarges, are evading punishment
through their smelter-made laws. If
the child has been murdered,, Mrs.
(ClarjjcluWili. receive a fialtry sum for
doctor fees'and the syhdicate will go
o'n smelting copper and gold and sil
ver. Rushton is bounded on three sides
by the city of Tacoma. On the fourth
.- Birdseye view of smelter town of Rushton. Upper right is Mrs. Rosy
Karich( Who was pursued and shot by armed guards in the Guggenheim
owned .and thug-ruled town of Rushton. Upper left is Leo Reckler, leader
of the strikers', who has been jailed several times under smelter-made layvs.
side is the beautiful expanse of Ptiget
Sound. Citizens of Tacoma are out
raged by the atrocious attitude of the
Guggenheim interest. But they are
powerless tb act, because the smelter .
owns Rushton! Street cars from Ta- "
coma, reach, RuBhton in- 35 minutes.
The boundaries of the smelter town
are the boundaries of Tacoma.
Yet"On one side of a street the pub
helms and are daily picketing' on the
ptreetsjbegging- other -workmen in
.the; smelter to join the strike.
. Gne woman, Mrs. Rosy Klarich,
waipursued on the streets of Rush
.tfan a; -few nights -ago by. an armed
deputy and fired Upon When she
,stumbled and fell. Mrs.- Klarich is
-confined to her bed. Her unborn
child has probably been killed by the