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national Union Department ot
tne B. 6. G.
MITERS, EDISON, WASH.
NATIONAL board OF TRUSTEES.
„,,M,lont-RBV. mykon W. Reed,
Denver.Col
leeretary— VV. Lermonii... Edison, Wash
treasurer— Helen U. Mason..
1 .....:..;..;. .......Edison. Wain
0 tkiii ',cr — Rev. Geo. Canoes Toledo, O
„ „„_ i-ittiK. mum Parsons.. Boston, Mass
Editor— W. H. Kaufman. Edison. Wash
Master Workman—C. H. Swigakt..
A ." Edison. Wash
Distributer-- E. Y. Nolan Edison, Wash
National Secretary's Report.
Two weeks ending May 7:
\ C active members enrolled... 47
\ c honorary members enrolled 2
Present total membership... 3,221
r^oTE— Honorary members are per
son? in sympathy with our movement,
who are enrolled on the payment of
in cents. They have no vote and are
.not required 'to pay dues, but do all
i they can for the cause. Active mem
bers pay 10 cents monthly dues and.
are not charged any enrollment fee.
They are admitted on signing the
Brotherhood pledge.]
MEW LOCAL UNIONS ENROLLED.
Members.
Buffalo No. 11 of New York 4
Chinook No. 13 of Washington .1
Eedlands No. 7 of California 14
RECEIPTS ill COLONIZATION KINII.
Previously reported WWII M
M.-mlii-rshlnin full —
W.C. H. Randolph, Wash... ISO 00
Reserves—
Fr. Tancek, Ohio J so
j H. Hard, 111 1 "-,
« c Teeple, Maryland .i.i 2 00
■, * W. E. Winner, Colo 1 HO
Cowan. I. ' -MM
S a. Kissing, Term 1 mi
A. Winters. " 2} .
K. N. Cawrse. " -•-
Abe Mitchell, Wash 80 00
' Charles HeK.Ore I <*>.
Br-. Nancy Ellen Arnold. 226 ,
C. 1». Jackson, Ohio 50
Geo. Baxter, Ohio ■''.'
.- Edward Lehay.N.Y....... 30
' J. 11, Ault, Wash US ;•"
--,1 W. Monnich. Ky -.'I 00.;
M. ,i. Cullar, Ky i 00
Enttl Scbroeder, Wash— I 00
i,. K. Koprtwa, N. V SO t* . ■
T. ,1, Ratcliffe, I.T IS no
O.K. Williams; I.T ..., ifO
Peter Stewart. IT 1 00 I
John T. Duncan. 1. T 100
Harry Gilliam, I.T 1 no
Aug. Willi*. I.T . ..i.-.-.'V... IS SO -
■■: I. E. Met/gei-. Xv 1 00
.1. H. Carlson, Cal 1 <«>
John mi. Mont.. j 100 p ,
Wm. Jones, Mont .....-, ISO ' .
James D. Graham, Mont.. 100
' Stephen Crossk-v, Cal 800
F. Strottman. Xv > 1 no - .
Claude Douthat. Mo ' I 10 •
OttoLeder. 25
J. Beards. Minn 50
O. Ehrenfelds, Minn -..50 ......
"H. .1. Hraun. Minn »
J. Cameron. Minn 25
.1 Kuhner, Mich „ -> ,
E. W. Roberts. Mich M)
S. W. Oeilen. Mich SO
I. S.l'll\sworth;Mtch..... ft 00 .
Haul Ramtsh. Mich ft 00
§L, U. No I, Battle Creek . 775
Ladle*' Auxiliary L. C. l,
Battle Creek, Mich 15 00
F. K. Dewset. Mich - 00
N. Cra.no, Mich mi
Mrs 11. U. 11. Howell.Mich. 15
J. McNaney, Mich -'-i
K. Biggins. Mich SKI
C. F. Edwards. Mich M
Win. 11. Wlrl.ng, Mass IB
T, J. Craig. Mo mi
Rev. Geo. Candee, 0 ft 0C
:tll mi
For scrip -
Waller L. Smith, la * 35
John A. Bhar man. Cal 150
'•That Schoolhouse" (*IIIO needed)—
Previously reported * S »5
AC. Pratt. Okla 25
'That ISO-acre tract (*ii*K) needed!—
Previously reported * ft- 10
C K. Wam-iikni-t ht.o hi
W.R.Giles. Kan Mi
A. c. Pratt. Okla 2ft
,1 B. Ault, * ash I SB
I HO
The More—
• l Previously reported I 2 45
<^ A.C. Pratt. Okla V .
Printing plant enlargement—
Previously reported * .'■-. SO
a. C.Pratt.Okla 25
st,. .unlit
Previously reported I 1 «5
A.C. Pratt Okla IS
■ Pioneer Maintenance
L. B. Wlsner. Mont * I on
A. c. Pratt. Okla SB
Donated- ' .
1.. U. No i of Minn 85
Cash earnings-
Hoarding department ....(. 24 jo
Merchandise sold ( M
Totalreee.pt 7T'.W
Total ret elpts Ml 01
t vit mi I litis
Previously reported (10,130 31
Frtight 4 BB
Krfuinied membership fee lflo 00
Merchandise • building ma- 1
terials mil general sup- - 310 SO
lilies .... I
Miscellaneous ' 50
Traveling expense* 1 TO
Printing supplies , '•'". 2!
Paid member debt a
m SO
k Drugs'aiiil'Fees..?.?;!!! '.'.'.'. W s">
i and I'--- - i ■ V
I Rent 78 on
Services of out nidi parlies 80 no
BsptnaesQf expel i press*
man :.....* •I. so
Final ; .tin. lloe press,. room
Money ten I SB
bcrlpredeemed in office... 43 31
11.507 i»7
POn hand to .late -I HI ■
■' Miii.y doss asosivsn ptrauiu two
sun
.un unions- ' -'-' «S":'?
No I ..t . >'.. ..I 1 I"
lot Term S BO
:i ni Nebraska, :»•
«..| N. V
II ..I N. V '.ti
lofN. C 1 -<i
B^B »of Illinois?... Iso
«ot Illlnol - i i"
it,.! Ohio. I oo
•ol s.-\ York
Sot 1.T.... . ISO
2 of Kentucky 50
7 ot Colorado.. l no
t nt Montana., i OS
t ol Illinois
g of 0k1a....?" ii
sof Oregon... SO
i of Kentucky - - - 1 20
• - 15 of Ohio If
Bof Missouri . *>
Sol 1'a......... • -4.1 ;»S
7..1 Ohl "'I
1 of utah?;!!;; *»
•-■;.. ...4 of Minn i 90
i „t Mi, h
sof California ' 110
>*",,. Sol Ohio. „... 5 to
■? • 1,,- I, • ' (4| 35
From members at-large— '
Geo. Hoffman, Ohio I. .10
'Harry Bennett. Mi- ■'»
Ole Olson. Wash 1 so
tt B Teeple, Md ■
w h Majer, Neb . i«
J. a. Diet] .... 10
AmosTroutt, Neb*? J»
< X.Graves. Neb in
Minor Taylor, "Neb!?!!*!.' ■'■ 10-
Cell A. Kor». Wa5h...... s • *> , ....
W. R. Giles. Kan «... 1 00
Michael Schaefer.Wash - s 10
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Ar
nold, Florida 100
Edward Lehay, N. V.... 10
: litnil Schroeder, Wash.. 120
•Ernst Hamel, «.ash .Vl
' J. A. Johnson. Wash 10
Peter L.Olsen.Wash.... 40
John K. Stifller, Kan.... 100
Fred Elchholz. Wash... 10
Mrs. J. Biermeyer, 111... 30
G. W. Glasaman. C 010... ' 25 •
G. F. Koprlwa. N. Y. .. 10
C. V. Nordvie, Minn 10
Willis Brandon.Kan 35
L. C. Glllett. O 50
Alf. C. Eastman. Mass... 20
Wm. (iulick. Neb 50 1
WileY Orr.Okla 35
Bendt Pederson, 0re.... 100
A. J. Anient, Mont 10
M. Scott Godsey. la 50
Otto IStetnhoft. "Ohio 00
' E. Rosentiulst, Mont.... 2 411
K.J. »illlams. Ohio 10
wm. E. wirling, Mass... 10
1.. B. Wlsner, Moat 1 1 00
S. ll.imman. Cal 1 iki
Jacob Karlen. Cal 1 30
v. A. Pederson, Wash... S-i
G. Sinnott, Wash 10
10 ,V>
Secretary's Financial Statement for
March:
GENERAL FUND.
Received from—
Dues $ 00 S.i
Enrollment fees
(honorary] 90
Literature 1144
B C C Buttons . 05
Boarding ;iii 25
Shoe shop. . ..'. 7 70
Sales 05
Circulars and blanks 140
Blacksmith shop... 50
- I 150 04
COLONIZATION FUND.
Received contributions 2,650 41
Total $2,800 45
Transmitted to Treasurer dur
ing .March $2,800 45
Treasurer's Statement for March:
On hand March 1 In General
Fund $ 107 28
Received from Secretary
Lermond, General Fund.. 166 04
Expenses
Postage $ 1.1 87
Telegrams sad tele'ne 1 20
Printing and station'y 00 85
National Organizer's
salary for Feb 30 00
Money orders 25-
Freight and express.. 05
Traveling- expenses of
National Organizer, 0-1
Other traveling ex
penses, with meals. .'I 40
Commissions of local
and state organizers 150
Printing supplies 20
Zinc*, etching ami elec
tro of head 7 00
Yarn ' 5 00
Scale 4 40
Notary's fee 25
On band March 31.... 210 41
1363 :t2 1363 32
On hand March 1 in Coloni- '
zation Fund $2,858 50
Received from Secretary Ler
mond In Colonization F'd.. 2,050 41
Expended as per
weekly reports. r. $2,630 40
On hand in 'oloni/a
--■ -tion Fund Men. 31. 2.878 00
15,800 (Hi $5,500 00
On hand March 1 in Edu
cational Fund I 7 30
On baud .March 31 $7 30
$7 30 $7 36
Secretary's Financial Statement for
April:
GENERAL FUND.
Received from—
Dues $ Id 1* 25
Enrollment fees
(honorary) 20
Literature Si 71
IKK! Buttons 1 25
Photographs It 0
Circulars and bl'ks 86
'- I 2(Ki us
COLONIZATION FUND.
Contributions dur
ing April 1,472 S3
Earnings, April.. 10 85
1,480 OH
EDUCATIONAL FUND.
Contributions during April.. 35
ORGANIZATION FUND.
Contributions during April..' 1 00
$1,007 71
Transmitted to Treasurer dur
ing April 81,6*1 71
Treasurer's Statement for April:
GENERAL I'M 1.
On hand April 1 6 210 41
Received from Secretary
Lermond '. 306 08
Expenses —
Postage $ 21 47
Telegrams and tele'ne 600
Printing ami station'y 13 71
National Organizer's
salary for March... 30 00
Money orders 121
Literature ami photos
to nil orders .... 88 83
Freight and express.. 511 40
Traveling expenses of
National organiser. 60
Other traveling ex
penses 2 90
Commissions of local
and state organizers IIS -
Printing supplies 11 To
( ieneral supplies B 15
Notary's fees 50
I. O. boxes 05
Transferred previous
earnings to coloniza
tion fund :. .. 50 SO
On hand April 10 IH 40
$123 00 $123 09
COLONIZATION FUND,
On hand April 1 82,878 00
Earnings transferred from
General fund 50 50
Received from Sec.Lermond 1,489 68
Received from Colony Trea
surer l'ugh 75
From Distributer N01an,... 14 88
Expended as per weekly re
ports $2.1.3 53
On hand April 30th. -.-' 93
84,440 4s 84,440 43
EDUCATIONAL. FUND.
On hand April 1 »7 -'to
Received from Sec.Lerniond 35
On hand April 30 $7 71
$7 71 $7 71
ORGANIZATION KINK.
Received from Sec.Lermond $1 00
On hand April 30.... $1 00
$1 00 81 00
Total funds on hand April 30. 82,394 15*
EDISON, SKAGIT COUNTY, WASH., SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1898.
I > VOLUNTARY COOPERATION
vs.
BUSINESS METHODS.
.
While all socialists are perfectly
agreed as to the broad outlines of co
operation, yet we. iike all other re
formers, have multitudinous plans
as to the details of practical organi
zation.
Two of the commonest phrases in
use among the pioneers are "volun
tary co-operation" and •'business
methods." each having its advocates.
By ''voluntary co-operation" is
meant that each member shall have
the largest personal liberty, not only
to select the department in which he
will work, but that each member shall
also reserve the right to change de
partments without notice to. or per
mission of, foreman or superintend
ent: that each member shall also re
serve the right to work or not at any
time or place, even absenting himself
from work entirely, without notice to
foreman or superintendent: the sole
remedy being the expulsion of con
firmed shirkers from the colony.
By "business methods" is meant a
stricter discipline, greater regularity
in work with increased effectiveness
in production. Those who advocate
this method expect less freedom dur
ing working hours, but, owing to in
creased productiveness, look for far
greater freedom from poverty ami
plutocratic exploitation.
The first method works well when
there are few partners, when the as
sociation is for work of minor import
ance and so terminable at pleasure,
and especially where all the members
are acquainted with each other and
spend much of the working day in
each other's society. In a country
store one member of a firm may.
within certain limits, work or go fish
ing as suits his Inclination and no
harm result. It will do well fora pic
nic—which lasts ten hours. It does
very well where, as in a church, any
member may retire at any time he
sees lit without greatly inconvenienc
ing himself or any one else. But the
plan seems illy adapted to a large as
sociation whose members have never
met each other, where the interests
at stake are vital and lasting, where
withdrawal or failure means the loss
of many years' toil.
Those who favor voluntary co-ope
ration fear "cast iron rules," "the
tyranny of bosses." "the loss of liber
ty." etc.
Those who favor "business meth
ods'' fear disorder, non-production
leading to poverty, lack of co-ordina
tion implying waste, and the suspi
cious and bickerings which must in
evitably arise when large bodies of
men are so loosely organized that
their rights and duties are vague and
uncertain. Voluntary co-operation
is an ideal relation for Ideal people
very well for angels, but rather risky
for tlesh-and-blood mortals, especially
when associated in such large num
bers that they do not come to know
each other by daily intercourse.
As voluntary co-operation does not
require many rules or elaborate or
ganization, it is, very naturally, the
method adopted by the first members
of a colony. When there is need of
water someone, anyone, gets it.
When there is need of wood someone,
anyone, brings it. Enthusiasm is
high: overtime work is general: the
work of each member is known to all
and the general result is quite satis
factory.
But with the Increase of numbers
the groups of workers are separated,
and being unacquainted with each
other suspicions and bickerings grow
apace.
Voluntary co-operation is excellent
for ten hours at a picnic, for each
member may go home when he sees
lit: but it is not conducive to large
production for a foreman to go to the
Held ami Und that three of his force
have chosen to work in the construc
tion department. Neither is it
conducive to harmony for twenty
people to go to the dining hall
to find thai the cook has volunteered
to go visiting, or for the foreman of
the printing department to Und that
during a press of work one of his fori
had gone hunting!
TWO METHODS.
Colony rules should, like politi
cal laws, be made as nearly self-en
forcing as possible.
Those who favor- voluntary co-ope
ration, or as some of them prefer to
call it philosophical anarchy (no-gov-
nun;..' , think that-all necessaries]
house, board, fuel, light, laundry, re
pall lug, etc., etc.,) be free to all
members, regardless of whether the} j
work or arc idle, the colony reserving
the right to expel chronic loafers.!
Under his plan the only appeal to
sell -Intel Is the fear til' expulsion.
Those who favor -'business meth
ods'' would make .1 fair charge for
each item furnished by the associa
tion, an, say, *:: a week for boa 00c
nut..md wood,oil, laundry,repair
lag, etc.. etc.. at cost: then allow a
weekly maintenance to each person
to cover not only the cost of these
items but as much more as the funds
will warrant. For Instance, a main
tenance allowance lev each week of
$2 in scrip to lie expended as the
member.sees fit, and a credit of 94
1 for rent, board, fuel, etc., etc., mak-
ing 88 a week, or $1 a day. Then if a
member is absent from work for a
day, unless the absence be occasion
ed by sickness or other sufficient
cause, he will of course be docked $1;
two days' absence will balance the ac
count; while three days' absence will
leave him in debt As the matter of
dockage lies with the foreman (with
right of appeal, of course, to the su
perintendent and then to the Board
of Directors) there will be as great
regularity as in a private factory.
Those favoring voluntary co-opera
tion or philosophical anarchy hold
that it is wrong to appeal to self in
terest: while those favoring business
methods hold that, to make a success
of the undertaking, we must harness
Philanthropy and Self-interest side
by side.
The first group hold that every
member should be left absolutely free,
the sole remedy being the expulsion
of those who fall short of Idealism,
The second group hold that, by ad
ding the element of daily self-inter
est, very satisfactory work can be se
cured from quite ordinary men and
women; that those "weak In spirit
should not be left to degenerate but
should, like children, be constantly
Influencd by the discipline of self in
terest to regularity and unselfish ser
vice.
Many favoring voluntary co-opera
tion prefer to be called anarchists
(no-goverr.ment) while those favoring
business methods prefer to be called
socialists.
As all the pioneers, both those in
the colony and those In the general
offices are. in part, supported by the
daily self-denials of the thousands of
the reserves of the B. C. C, it is but
simple honesty that they be informed
of the presence of these two ideals
among the pioneers, for the two
ideals are mutually exclusive.
Holding, as all socialists do, that
the evils which at present afflict so
ciety are the result of bad organiza
tion rather than of the inherent de
pravity of human nature, we attach
great Importance to the details of
our organization, as on these details
will depend the prosperity and perpe
tuity of the Brotherhood.
While, at present, many of those
who oppose organization are our hard
est workers, we yet fear that a disor
derly, "go as you please, so you don't
get expelled" policy would steadily
lower the tone of the organization
and end in' suspicion, bickering and
final disruption. Thus far the work
has been so pressing and the workers
so few that each individual has done
about as he saw fit, but the time has
now arrived for the adoption of a set
tled policy—"business methods" or
"voluntary cooperation", "socialism"
or "idealism".
LABOR NOTES.
An old-age pension of $1.75 a week
for persons of 86 and over will soon
he the law in New Zealand. This will
mean some $3.50 per week for each
family in which husband and wife are
both alive. The people of New Zea
land seem to know enough to vote In
telligently.
*
A few years ago Glasgow people
paid $1.14 per 1,000 for gas. Now
that the people own the plant the
price is 02J cents. Manchester, Eng
land, makes a profit of nearly $300,000
from its gas, water and electric light
undertakings. still plutocracy rules
and these large savings are used to
reduce taxes on property rather than
to raise the standard of living among
workers.
i
[JBelgium, Denmark, Germary and
Austria each report great gains in
the socialistic vote. This is all the
more remarkable as in both Prussia
and Belgium the workers are greatly
discriminated against. In Prussia
the voters of each district are ar
ranged in three groups, the men in
each group holding one-third the
wealth of the district. Beginning
with the wealthiest voter, either he
alone or enough more with him to In
clude one-third of the wealth of the
district are given one-third the votes:
.-ii the next wealthiest men. win.
own another third of the votes.
'hue, while suffrage is quite general,
it is still possible for one land
lord or wealth} manufacturer to out
vote a thousand worklugmen. In lit I
gium In- system is not quite so bad,
but the wealthy aristocrats cast three
»it- each, bile professional people
have each two votes, but the workers
only one vote each.
' . j—
The modi folding U-d and the sen
sational newspaper correspondent* an
both employed for lying purposes! but
the similarity ends right there. The
bed shuts up occasionally- [Keokuk
11 aits City.
B. C. C Buttons
Lapel buttons of beautiful design
bearing the letters B. C. C. are worn
by our members to advantage. Blue
buttons, for the children, white for
women, and red for men, at X) its.
each, cuff buttons 35 cents per pair.
Order today. National Secretary's
office, Edison, Wash.
INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT.
—-
We need a good cook— man pre
ferred. Would like to correspond
with some good socialist.
Raddishes from our own gardens
have been served on our tables.
This speaks well for our gardeners.
A force has commenced digging
the ditch to drain our marsh land
and we will soon have some of the
best land in Washington ready for
clearing.
During the past week a water
wheel has been put in which runs our
washer and wringer, pumps water and
will soon be used to saw wood. Little
by little we are making the tireless
forces of nature do our work.
• The new apartment house (30x100,
21 stories high, not Including 10 ft
basement is nearly completed, sev
eral families having already moved
In, This is merely a temporary
makeshift so far as housing our peo
ple is concerned, for as soon as we
can build individual cottages these
large houses will be put toother uses.
WANTED.
A Donkey Engine— Of the 445 acres
which make up the site of Equality
there are about 200 that can readily
be cleared for next year's crop if we
can get a 25 11. P. donkey engine for
stump pulling and log piling. This is
a matter of vital importance to the
colony and we hope some member of
the B. ('.('. can supply us. either as a
donation ot at a pi-ice within our
means. We will be glad also to re
ceive subscriptions, either iii cash
or in offers of cash "on demand" so
soon as we lint! an engine for sale
provided we cannot get one as a do
nation, if received within tin- next
three weeks'we can get 50 acres ready
for this year's late crops. Let us
hear from members at once concern
ing either an engine or the cash to
buy one. It will help us get your
home ready for you by next year and
every day is precious.
ORGANIZATION
DEPARTMENT.
REV. GEO. CANDEE, NAT'I. ORGANIZER.
All communications pertaining to or
ganizing und lecture work should bead
dressed to the national organizer. Rev.
Geo" Candee, 1017 Detroit Ave.,Toledo.
Ohio.
We wish volunteer lecturers and or
ganisers.
• The following members have been
commissioned to act as deputy organi
zers:
P. D. Pestner, 503 Pike St.. Coving
ton. Ky.
Rev. L. P. Finley. Brice, Ohio.
Marta Bethune Jones, Washington,
(hi.
Rev. A. A. Worsley. Sylvania, Wis.
X. A. Quale, 510 Mifflin St.. Madison,
Wis.
W. C. Lewis. Amethyst. Colo.
N. Crosaland, Blue Island, 111.
Fred Kiehholt/.. Ktlison. Wash.
John Cloak. 101 Harbin.- Aye.. Day
ton, Ohio.
U. H. Hart. 11172 Indiana Aye., Tole
do, ( >hio.
Pitt Whlted, Jackson, Mich.
Tom Fitton. 171 Delavan Aye.. Buf
falo, N. V.
.1. W. Falrchild, Mizpah, Kv.
Rev. A. D. Hale. Raskins, Ore.,
C. Bishir. Hutchinson. Kan.
Rev. Thro. A. Johnson, Rush more,
Olio.
Thomas Hickling, Box 108, Sandus
ky, Ohio.
'Miss Helen .1. Wescott, Manhattan,
Kan.
B. C. C. LECTURE BUREAU.
The Following members have express
ed their willingness to answer calls to
lecture In the Interests of Socialism
and the Brotherhood. For terms, dates,
.-1.-., rite direct to lecturers:
Miss Helen Potter (the noted inrper
sonator . Hotel Peiham, Boston. Ma—.
Mrs. Marion 11. Dunham. Burlington,
low a.
Levi S. Lewis. 512 Hamilton St.. Al
bany, N. Y.
Mr-. Clara C. Hoffman, 510 Kialto
Building, Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Kutherine Lent.-Stevenson,The
Temple. Chicago, HI.
Mrs. Josephine L. Church, 1(538 Dorr
St.. Toledo. Ohio.
Rev. .1. stin Wilson. 252 W. Chicago
Aye.. Chicago, 111.
Mrs. L. G. Johnson. 1323 Porestville
Aye., l-'lat 29, Chicago, 111.
BOOKS AND TRACES.
Equality, by Bellamy $1 25
A Plea tor Communism, Baker. in
Civilization Civilized, May bell. 10
Merrie England, Blatchford 111
Looking Backward, Bellamy...
50c. ami 1 00
Ten Men of Money Island, Nor
ton ltl
Ca-sar's Column, Donnelly 50
The Co-Operatlve Common
wealth. Gronlund 50
Our Country's Need.l'rof. Prank
I 'arsons 25
Quintessence of Socialism.
Scha 15
How to < Organize -i
Per tOO
. 'all for Organization 20c
Constitution 20c
Application Blanks 20c
Receipt Blanks - 15c
I'cr tin?.
Local Union Report Blanks.... 5c
11. C. C. TRACTS PES 100.
No I. Socialistic Points, Helen.
M. Mason . " 25c
No 3. Safest and Best Insurance.
N. W. Leruiond 25c
No I. Workings and Trend of B.
C. C. Colonization, Rev. Ceo.
• '.inthe 2"-«
No ... Brotherhood, Prof. Frank
Parsons 2.V
Remit by P. O. money order.
National Secretary, .
Kdison, Wash.
COLONY NEWS. .
Oats, carrots and potatoes are
sold here by the ton and not by the
bushel.
We need copies of Coming Nation
Issues of March 20 and April 28. Can
any reader supply us?
The B. c. c. Is indebted to Comrade •
A. C. Eastman, of Massachusetts for.
the design of the head to this paper.
In remitting send P. O. money order,
legal tender, or postage stamp.- for
small am...nits : bank cheeks and ex
press orders will not be accepted.
Comrade Manley Dunckel wishes to
acknowledge the receipt of a very
generous package, if fine looking
rhubarb seed for his department,
from Brother Prank Schalleart. tit'
Sims. N. D. Thanks Brother Schal
leart, we hope to meet you some day?
in Equality,
Our(I ii. P. steam engine was ship
ped the 28th of April from Tyridallj
Neb., and should soon be here. Now
let some good brother help us to get
a 2". 11. i. donkey engine and we will
have 50 acres ready for late crops
this year and 200 acres of our own
lands for next year's crop,
100 acres of fine, live timber, three
miles southeast of Equality, have
been deeded to the Brotherhood by-
Kenneth McKen/.ie. The assessor es
timated that the quarter section has
1,000.000 ft. of good lumber. Now let
us have a 100 H. P. saw mill with a
specialty of house finishings, mould
ings, etc., etc., and we can house peo
ple by the thousand.
Theoretically we are on an eight
hour basis, but. as a matter of fact, both.
at the "ranch" and in the general
ottiees a large percentage of the work-
I,"- in- putting in ten, twelve and four
teen hours, It Is the universal testi
mony that enthusiasm for work is grow
ing. Special work secure special
"pay." not in cash, it .' increased re
spect, which is at once a stronger and
a nobler impulse. A shirk would bet
ter go to Siberia than to come here as ■
pioneer.
'■Whin th; tide it mi t th table is
set," is a saying of ten heard. At first
we did not catch the drift of the say
ing, but it is literally true, for the
food supplies of the beach are inex
haustible. Last evening when ye edi
tor went home he saw hit two little
girls with several other children
standing around a large block on
which they were Industriously crack
ing something. He first thought of
walnuts, but a closer inspection prov
ed the "nuts" to be crab's legs. When
the legs are extended the crabs mea
sure about twelve inches. The flavor
resembles lobster, but is not so strong.
On the Hats the crabs swarm by the
thousand. Finely flavored clams,
weighing three to six. sometimes ten
or twelve pounds are to be had by the
ton. Herring, halibut, salmon, cod,
trout, flounder and many other varie
ties furnish food In their season.
Deputy Organize]: L. F. Pinley is
sowing socialistic - -•! In Ohio. He m
hit upon a novel method of campaign-
Ing that cannot fall of goo results. By
binding the "Call." and tracts 1, .'! and
4. with white and colored fly leaves
and colored .-overs, he produces a I>. c.
i. manual. With this in hand he makes
a thorough canvass of the business por
tion of a township, securing names and
ails, for a Business Directory. We will
let him tell in his own words how the
plan works: "I went to Reynoldsburg
and called on a few business men. and
in about two hours 1 got 12 to agree to
pay 25 cents to have one line in capi
tals? only two refusing out of 11 called
on. Now 1 propose to put one in each
family in the township, which will take
about 400 manuals. I believe I can get
alsmt *15 in two or three da\ s In Truro
township. Nov.- these manuals can bo
distributed with but very little expense,
and when they art- read the people who
are interested will soon let us know it
hy writing, or in some other way. Now
1 think if you could get a man to work
each count) thi- way. one township at,
a time, he could get from $15 to 825
each besi.le outside ads. to g<t on tho
pink fly leaves. Business men in 'lie
county seat towns would take space in
every township manual in their county.
I believeTo good man In each county
can make from $25 to $40 per month be
sic.-s all expanses, paving for the tracts
siul all. I believe wecan put a manual
in every house in this land and make it
pay for itself und make good wages for.
the man that does it. I will try tv com
plete the Business Directory eanvasai
this week, and then I will see what 1
can get for the pink fly leaves in C-o
--lumbus from those who want to a<Uer
lise in this ttiwn-liip. I believe tho
plan will work because every farmer
and little business man.see.ns to wai.t bis
name in the Directory when he can gei.
it there at so small v cost. Now the
paper and covers for these 500 manuals
will cost about $1,50 or $2.00, and 1 will
go on with the canvass and complete
ibis township, then 1 will report to you
fully, but 1 am now satisfied the work
will mora than pay for my time."
' .I ■♦- ———
The Colony Wants
A shoemaker, a tanner, a dentist,
and a cook.
We need a steam laundry outfit,
Job press an. type; also small steam
plant.

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