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Capitalism - vegetarianism
A Virtue Can Aid to Enslave a People.
i REPUBLICAN speaker during
V the late campaign, informed us
t during the Democratic bard times,
■n soup houses were in full blast all
our blessed country, the soup fur
iwl to the pool' was made from dead
Lgl, This statement had better not
investigated too closely for fear it be
iniiil on fact. We know there is a
so cannery in operation in this State.
Miinol'ody must eat the product in
!•;■ to keep the thing running. I'eo
wiio pay at first class hotels may
be expected to eat Buch stuff; but,
should not the paupers who dine at
.:" Be rest.fiiuuils eat It, and tints
X WOUK for he other paupers who
luce it. and also furnish a congenial
ytag ground for the poor old horses
: aie so closely related to the poor
slaves who work along with them
finally eat them.
be horse is an unclean animal for
!as v.'l! a-! In' hog. A horse is not
ilrorous, but you may observe that
bite and light with their teeth
as hogs do. You may also observe
: rows or sheep do not bite each
r. bin push or knock their heads
ther, a step in the evolution of
Dent. Such animal- are incipient
lonian* and senators.
,r noble, free, and Independent la*
:ig and voting class lind grievous
with poor John Chinaman, because
say he eats rats. It i- no worse to
.its than in eat horses, or to eat
that linve been fed on dead hcrses
other carrion. It is frightful to
; of nhal may happen here during
■xt spasm of bard times: for every
is growing more desperate than
ast :ts iho patient s-tcudily sink*
■. '! he people in the fever of deli
war prosperity, imagine that
will never he another panic; but
lining <nies wiil Bitrptt.'M cnything
known on earth.
Ti 1 ure various elr.sse;* of veget:'.
aSvocatlig various decrees of a!.
iop from animal food. Some of I
v&ll not even admit the use of ani-!
mdiicts such as milk or cheese. It
ttx>u!< well to draw a line first at
> i.ml liogs. The stock argument
H vcjretarliiniisni is that wean clo
v.ot-l; if we use aninuil fo<:;!. The
arians rush in to"diny ;)iis. as
rush in where angel;* fear to trjad.
assure ua that v man can i'o Dioru
on Ik-uum than hoof, as if the high-
Ksing of man wa.i in the umaunt
>~'«;'.\ tlavery he could ■ . lun .
sl mi to be unaware that capital
<ir many years has been studying
inuerof ways and means tO reduce
««t of feeding the working classes,
■I the same time Increase their
ii!.' capacity, applying exactly the
rulen as are applied In similar
utlons on imiles. for labor under
ilisai i- a mere commodity no mat
tiether it be extracted from man
*i If the \ r.'riari.iu- can prove
1 man can do more work on beans
•vill he earning cnpitulistic laurels.
»n 1»> proved that a man can be
•tan expense of six cents a day on
of Ivans, and that hi.-, labor la
ten dollars i day. there will lie ■
'1« piolit to capitalism of |9.M,
very additional cent subtracted
the subsistence of labor can bo
to the prtitit of capital. This is
uli'iiey of our proflt-mongcrlng,
11'ii-win -hi|ipini: man-enslaving
rial '■in. and also of the ma
■tiil-seientl!le inhumanity of the
lon disseminated by press, pulpit
"ivorshv. Lot it i;,i on, and let
how cheap and despicable they
Ao n man, and how dear and do
-1 shore,all things'thev can make
Hjrht ttrguraent in favor of vege
"TO is not that a man ran do more
°" beaiis than he can on beef.
wok at a man as something dif
from a mule or mere working
;•" capitalism^ l.i i- afllrm
''' and the fact before the world
a really free country, no man
have any peetl to do any more
'""I he liked anyhow. In a right
y*tem, no mi.iv labor would be
to supply phyaii al want* than
'"' j,rO(xl tor pleasant exercise
I finical training. Labor i- now
enforced on humanity by capl
'■>« as it ,wa» fui-.i^i on, t h<'
ancient Israelites by Pharaoh; for
Pharaoh is a symbol that represents
kingly and capitalistic tyranny in nil
ages. The work imposed on the Israel
ites was of no possible use except to
keep them down and keep a tyrant up.
Ninety per cent of the work done by
this generation who arc the same
children of Israel In a new form of
bondage, is as useless as carrying mud
up a hill and then carrying it down
again. It goes to support a horde of
landlords, Khylouks, priests, officials
and taj eater . with nil the foolish and
extravagant fashions that they .set-- all
wholly unnecessary in a true civiliza
tion. These evils will be left behind
as the " ■ '::■" were left, for the
Exodua is si symbolism thai foreshows
the transition from I '<■■ old dispensation
to he now.
The vegetarians are right, however.
even from an economic standpoint.
People can live at trilling expense on
fruits, vegetables and grains, better,
more healthfully and Infinitely more
humanly than on the vile compounds of
meal and grease set up by capitalistic
cannibalism. Capitalism is wholly
cannibalistic' in every way. '/"'■■'' capi
i talist live-; by devouring the'substance
of his fellows, a- a spider devours Hies.
A great part of the labor that now
curses human life, is caused by the con
stant strife with hogs and other brutes
that we raise to kill anil eat. The
labor spent in cooking meat and greasy
compounds, mul washing greasy dishes,
constitutes v great part of domestic'
drudgery. :'.nd is worse than useless,
for tiie whole gre;:sy discomfort mili
tates against purity, eWnli-ness and
peace of mind; Oreasn and giwsnoss
go together. Yon cannot mp.ko progress
spiritually on a dietof jjreasoany Taster
tlvan you can climb v greased noloJ The
vilo sl.iyery endured in fatteninijlswirio
and other animals, the Will niorci filthy
and brutal work «>■' killing and prepar
ing thorn for s.ile, all deaden or destroy
the finer senaiblliticsTof the'sbul, and
ft::uUaiiz> peoplu with cruelty, miu
iler and lili'i fro n tKlr very Snfiney^
i liy this continual contact. t!ie unimal
nature .- incorporated with ir.tnianity,
and humanity is held dmva to the level
of tmimality. Thy killing and eating
ofunhnuls isqi iteunneojtsiry. It Lipart
of the An.-Uvt i\.t>e. |.;ti-t of the brutal
struggle for the survival <>f the fittest
I n:uon£ monhUrM t'wt ;.!• • ail unlit, in
I the New Dispensation thero will be a
I new standaid of litnvss. and a new law
lof sin ival that will exclude the abom
] inations that disgrace our present un
civilization.- [New Dispensation, ("or
vail is, Oregon.
TUB M 11 10 \OTt:.
Thi (Tlilcago .'-■ Alton railroad has
laid off 11-1 mechanicH at i.':. Blooming
ton -li.'■>-. and the sumo policy will hit
all along the line. The excuso is a full
injr otT In ini-in. ■ -. but the truth In that
better appliances enable the road to
handle larger volumes of business with
less and leas help. I: is doing v greatly
larger business than years ago with
• ml\ a fraction of the employes. Some
of the discharged men have li en In the
employ of the rood for to yuarn, nays
the dispatch. When enough men lose
their jolts and hit the road they will
either have to iiso their vote* to }, re!
public ownership or starve. If they are
too Ignorant to realize thin while sutTer-
Ing the sooner they leave this vale of
tears and give way to a more intelli
gent human animal the better. Vote
the old tickets, i ■> -. you prosper s;>
well mi lei the ride of private tnonojKjly.
— | Ap)H>al to [tyoHon.
THE SONG OF THE TOILERS.
The surging iuuhh moves on.
With bleeding handi) and ■■.:■,■ feet
And haggard faces, down th<» sti^'et
They |taw«. And turning whero t!se\
They hear the pla\idits echoed still,
Of heroes dead and ifone.
There is no place to rest.
They toil ulong the dusty road
Still prod Jed l>y the I Mirei - ••■.. .1.
And through It all thevseem to know.
Their fat .. . - in the long ajjo
i lad called tho Nation i.;.->. ,i.
They hold the n'.ajrle key,
, And In their multitude ;unl might
»'an n;',tlt»thi> height of truth uiui right
And through ill- Ih-i-och of the pant
I'heir -nil-, run enter- free at lasj,--
1 , Kilu Wheeler W Hoax, in !■'.»• -t>.
EDISON, SKAGIT COUNTY, WASH., SATURDAY, JULY 16. 1898.
MUSINGS OF ft MOSSBfIGK.
T^HE ministers of Olympia issued a
■ protest against Sunday base bull
and signed it with gratifying unanimity,
only one of the resident pastors failing
to register bis objection. Of course no
one paid an; attention to ii No one
expected they would, least of all. prob
ably, the minister*. But it offered
what they thought an excellent oppor
tunity of earning their salaries, and
they took it.
I have no objections to anyone show-
Ing a disposition to "get next " to his !
"visible means of support" these times:
but when the ministerial fraternity i
! leave their pulpitH en masse and rush
into the newspapers to compare people
|who attend Sunday base ball to tho
pi .■■..■■■ none of us are "stuck" j
on just now. it may liol lie out of place '
tos'eolfthey are justified in tin i:s-i
i saidt. It ma.: not occur to thorn that
Spain has always hud a Superfluity,
though no a monopoly, of |v ■■ such re
ligion as they ure displaying hen he) ■
Invoke, as they do, the law. for the
proper observance of a day of worship
It isn't often I find myself with the ma
jority, but more people attended the
ball game, i hat da). than went to]
church; and it wasn't much of a game, I
If he congregations of these very
worthy gentlemen were •;. nt. which ! I
do not deny, and the devotees of the
national game ere wrong, which
may he admitted, It makes 10 differ^
, ence. Whatever < -hriatianity may have j
done for civilization lias been done in j
I the way of i'moral Ion." It is not]
the nations that have inflicted Ihi most
UiiTibie ptinlHhmonUi Vipon those \«.-;»<.
I departed from the trite faith, and k'cptj
it up the lon}rest, that have made tho
In my extremely humble opinion^ ::'!
ir.ovcs towtrfH ;: cWei" union of church
and vt:ii" cro reactionary r.nd to be dij-1
[ptorcd. :-(>!.'.■■■•■ as mr.ny excellent
: people (ilii'er e.i to the properduy to ob
serve,* and many equally exeelfenl '::
lull other respects ;.! !-■.:.•;' people are
not ronvineeii of tin; propriety or ne
cessity c* observing any,* Suiutay !:iv.\-;
urn bound to work hiirdsMp: •>•:' ::
| then? i ■ ,n ', longer any diutgrucmeut
! s'.K'li luw.i will Ijo unn 'cessr.ry.
1 . . . ' . ■--' I
lamnot prejudiced ajfain-** i-V;-<j>
ir:en Ih'.uum' ;'. majority of them have
j u-uaiiv lii-i'ii found ')!i the siilo of the
I wrong* (■••::\ which the masacs have I
I nutTcred. Including chattel slavery un<]
j usury. Tbo majority of the people ure
j usually wrong: what more could a rou
-1 smiii'.iU' man i v:;;i-i t of tho mlnlat'-Tn?
I I urn not kicking hanuue tln y rnuke a
I living easier, thus I do. Their support
j in a ivr\ "in<lir.'i". ' las upon mo.
If I ani asked whai i' ■■ world would
bo were it not for proaohors and Chris
tianity! Ih it mi! fair fop me to Inquire
what It would have been had nil the
minister* and their followers practiced
what they preached; The total never
ance ol the Industrial teachings of
j Christ from iii - spiritual doctrine may
not haw b-jen willfully done, 1 but the
• : eater part of tho want and privation
of the 1.1-1 1800 years :- directly trace
able to that'cauno.
They ore very free with their ''Span
lards." "Spaniard*" 1 i It-111 -i • •-. They
tell ii- of the beauties iii Heaven ami
I point tin- way Christ l.a- directed, but
. by Ignoring his equally plain economic
I teaching!) have allowed this earth to
become Minn a place that hell ha • no
inline for the average resident.
Do preach ing and practice coincide
lien, after IWK) yearn of the doctrine
I of tin' Prince of I "i-.i.-i . a nation* < 'luis
tiunlty ].! , I.- - i',. to I. gauged by the
number of Inches of nickel steel their
<rntis will dhoot through; when at the
down of the twentieth century ufter his
birth the C'hrlxtlr.n world is armed to
! the teeth?
But even among the minister*, the
most conservative of mankind, tho
leaven In ipreudlngi mid many broad;
minded preachera ore coming to -.■•
I that applied Christianity will regener
ate thl* world as well us point the path
to tlu' world to come. Narrow-mind
edness and bigbtry are giving way be
fore the lijrht. of reu.«m. ami lets and
ie*t frequently is oar attention called
to MttttcKH upon our blood-bought frae^ i
dom to worship (Jod according to thej
dictate! «if our own oonsclenccM. \V«s
run afford to l>' tolerant v. hen wihq few
!;i|>.-> into 'ii: In.-, it eoniurj method*
and determine '" l>i in • the gheep to,
tho fold," not by, putting mora and bet
ter f'H.ii. , hi tha nick. -it h) invoking
the utronjf arm of ih«' law to cut'them I
oIT from all other pustuit;.
v . • . BIGE EDDY.
Of counts you have read of a haunted
That stood on some lonely hill,
And the fearful things that had there
.Made your blood almost curdle and
But perhaps you didn't believe the tale.
So I'll picture you one that you will.
There are thousands of houses haunted,
With epeetres cruel and gaunt
(on tin tin I clamoring at thodoors,
With thoir burdens of terrible want:
Bringing hunger and cold and Buffering 1,
That no artist's brush can paint.
You con hear tho mournful wailing
Of some cold and starving 1 child;
And tho 'worn mother sobbing ■
Sue hi haunted look — and wild.
Canißuoh phantoms, you ask. bo driven
Isy the [irayera of the uni ■:',■■,':
"'■■■■ i the sin) remains shining,
And millions in gorgeous display,
Are spqni building beautiful structures,
tn v.-iiic-Ii for. the suffering they ]-my.
Nor win!" pas»tora their llowerv sermon.4
Xot for mankind, nor '■ '.i i. ■■:■■■..,.
( A. 1.. Ferster.
IN FIFTH AVENUE: TAkEN FROM LIF.:.
Just outside tho Fifth avenue win
dows of Ui'linoiiii'o's iho drunken wo
man writhed and fought with the two
policemen, tri!:inji i hem resonant
lilows on t'i ■ face with her hard hand -.
thrusting tho murderous hat pin ul
their eyes, grappling anil twisting, with
all the sinewy ■•;;!!] of a practiced
wrestler, to win the u])plaiiH ) of the oh*
■ looking rrov.'d. She did not expect to
escapo n.fn -t. yeemingly nlie <!id not
i wish to, but centred her mind and her
■.■'■■ on putting up a good li.^'ht.
when the policetaen overcame i:." 1. ami
laid hi.:;" rm her hack, «>::e holding
wri.-its, tho other sitting on lier ankle;),
she renainod;'undaunted. Unablo to
! Ggl t longer she malntiilned an iintcrrl'
Ked demeanor by s.hrieking forth ob>
M'enitics aiid profanities—-not a bit to
I tli" sorrow of tho onlookers, for tliey
«-. ro-.'d toenjoy !;.
it was ail In the Fifth avenue ni ~i
n\ .<»,■!; of & bright spring day, ' ; lut
lvspoctahlllty, if not tlio fashion, of nil
thc.cit.\ was them. ':'!.•■ oarl.v diner;!
itt "i'-'-" re ■ in their Heats ::; thy
window: i> look o'lt tit the e'.r'i..:
-•]< - ■;,:•■;■•<>■ v, woman drunk p*.rf)llcly:i
". ■ il.i;:;.i 'r 'i: 1-::: >,: |;1-."1 W.llUin^ U*>
t iwn to pjift] tv w:itf!l tho r.i'.v .:.: , ■•
ti nod; '.vith ■■■. i i uml sly ivmlu ■-.!■.
i i ::.!.■• , ■'.".■■• 'lirllVJS in t!..' [■■•■.■t-
I ir;ir.d. Vj:cw>ltcr girt:*. tri?n i '■'- i u<\i; i
:'!•■:■/ iii) sliirt willstt :"■'■•■' <■■ y <'•'
dera ..: ■'. so 'lirod tho be.'.! • ■ .:-; :■>■'.■
show. The courtesy of men withhulJ
when ;: ■■eat in v street car is i' i .<■','. ■•
- na.-iii them to the front tiint !'.>ev
n:i'j!it hour all t'.ia I iihclaiKiaii caving
iif th>' dr.inkard and u''-"-••' '■' nuticulino
deltflrlit. Thei^at tao 1 ■■■;-■ d
out it eyu w»rn«wJ* L and thu iiiiiry
(jownt'd n ■!.■> iit!i r<'-.!. blushed anil stny
cl !it !;< :r v*hin* tuopi?.
Out of the throni Dressed n woman,
| li!i;i'!;-r!;.i!. wrinkled, toothlehK- the
murks of poverty, ago and till that |>ov«
ertj unJ ;»ir>% i Ji'in^r i:i tho line of dtrt,
vuljfnrlt.v and ugliness; Htumiied <>n !;i r
featurvH and her jr.uh.
"Vor will ymiM Iven •.:■■■; lli ion an i
lydles,',! Hha -nil] with tin. ■ i'o 'ii, •■ Yit
vvhocaln't ilo nothla' Itctter than -' ■■ ■■
licri' an' (TPin ill a poor wuinmln whut'x
ovcri'omu hy I .<■ hont, 1,, I'll ■!:_: « i.l
vex." And -I ' ll walked off miijcxlii*.
But as4otnblo(] resiwetabillty utayod
to (too ill* patrol « ! ■:n.i IN l!ill», and
thrilled ■. th a line uensoofthoiUetwo
si|in> win n thus vohlolo and a !j-h<)
arrived ii he mini mouicnt and tho
drunken woman nisulo !n (Jcxl'm own
i 111;. _ - was buntlleU intu the one, hill'
' the riders . i, t'other looked down on
the nouns with ii loft; i*cn»Q of their
Hupertority to vulynriunn who wit
drunken out of doors. [N-. V. Journal.
SOMETHINO TO THINK of.
If Oi" |K>oplu throutfh tholr power of
government wcrq to jias-- a law llxlnji
the prlca :^t whlo-h floiir, meat iir any
other ruKinnkli;;. should Ih> sold, there
would lie raised a cry of oppression and
tyranny fium rnaUous of throatA Itev(j»
lution would ii'il the u!p. theso
saint." poop'e BUbnjlt without a launnur
to thi 1 usurpation of tnwtattnd iMinliiivs
of men, for pvlvutu jjalnH, ll.viii^ the
J pWei> of ulinix-t every article of uso l»y
' the j>oo;>!'-'. \Vh;;t ►tranjj*' and (ontra-
I ilictoi'.v I'rv.Httuvs iT'.cn aiv! Keedir.
'.iliit thlti i'l' 1" iivi-v siriko you Wjuftraly?
Think it ovi-r. [Canadian Bc&rehlight:
Thoee who labor in ideality food Ik:i!i
j tho jHinsioneni Uho rich) and tjxenj-
THREESCORE fIND TEN.
The Reward of Faithful Labor.
And Life and Death fought for the
mastt-ry over a man.
And Death said to Life, "Give me the
And Life cried. ''No! he is mine; he i
suddenly the * man himself rose
and smote Life.
--g Jj "Yassir."
"Have you delivered those
I "Yas, Mr. Morrison."
"Hum—yes. Tell John Uruce I want
•• V;:- ■-■■■."
The colored youth grinned and ilis
Tlie man who stepped in was a man
of nearly seventy year.-. lie was
quite gray and silently stooped, I li>
denim overalls and smock were spot
ted with grease from the machinery
tt was a rugged, honest, but some
what anxious face that was turned to
the manager of he foundry. Mr. Mor
rison looked up.
"Oh, it'> you, I nice, I merely
wanted to tell you that we won't be
wanting you after the lloth."
••.Sir'.-" The old man's hand sought
a near chair for support.
"i believe I was quite plain. Your
work of late has not been quite sat
isfactory. You're a little behind the
times. See? So we've got another
• man for ; our place."
"lint. Mr. Morrison"— he began.
••.Vow. .John; I know all the old ar
guments. Now, you know you 11 be
living on your money,'" jocularly.
i ".\'i.>. we've no other job ]tist now.
' you'll get your pay lo li c. ■". ■ Lll. (Jood
J/Good morning, sir."
.i(.'::-,i walked home wearily. lie mint
I not let lliis worry Jessie Jessie who
wart stckj and who bore it ?oi;atiently.
IHe h.'ul had ten years added to his
life that day. Ito stopped a moment
:to ri st at the gate, lie, paw the little
cottage which had Ij.-cn their home
i for ao lung, and \.'ii!.v. they had hoped
|to Ikiv. T: c !. ardt'U t<i the right
(6t>U<*«l to pretty. I low Fresh the
jjrveii of l'k' |x>tutt)eH ami the silvery
heaven of the little calibau'en looked
in Hie June twilight! Tii**n the <ilii
( uii'ur.turti^ il Into the Im'.isc, ar.d right
■ . liat'n 'v ron .
"Notll i ■. «;«i!. .I'll
lit- lvi I'iny lioliUHv *."
'•( Hi, John."
"Never wind, '• : I'll nin ircl
a nut I '' '■' - ■ ■ ■
«ror t yet, •' > ■■■ man."
■ .i.-.M --r I! VV liat
,loli .1 »;i' iU>« i! .i
"l'n 11 . in, .1
It •. - . • ■
J v ike."
f ''Yes, and he can't have saved much,
You remember when the four child
ren died: and his missis as good aa a
cripple! i nor fellow!"
So John Bruce dropped oat of the
The next Monday the quest started.
It was not easy for a man of his age
to go fro. shop to shop asking tor
'"What can you do?" . ;.- asked
"Iron work, lix machinery or. tools;
but I 'II do anything.;
"We have not hi for you today.
Again, though rarely, he would lind
yisorry, my man. You pee, younger
men are anted, Too bad lor v man
of your aye to be hunting work; Still,
we have all the hands we need.',;
■ I list before noon he entered a large
factory. A young man sat at a Ueok
reading a paper.
John stated his errand. The man
took in his age, his weariness,and his
evident need with one contemptuous
'•Our men are all engaged. Besides
it's workmen we want, not paupers,"
John drew himself up. "it waswork
i asued for," in- answered with slow
"And If." he continued to himself
. looking back at the buzzing smoking
factory.■-■••if I should starve he would,
I not put out one hand to he!;) me. Vet
I that is the man who buiit the new
: wing to the hospital, and give* thous
ands to charity. It Is strange."
Disheartened he turned toward
home. Jessie was waitiug with ih:?hed
"Well, what luck?"
"I letter tomorrow, .ie>-'e. ( live me
im v wo days."
And he had his two v" 1.;1.;.--. 1 ! they
! grew to weeks—wicks in their neari
siekeninjj weariness as long ;■.? years;
His pay w;ss gone. Their tlnv savings
were going rapidly. Sickness is a.
I hundred mouthed monster lor money.
Besides, mculcinu and ■ aii .',■- an\
dear in the city in sumn gr: au>! .k>
*ie hai! no appetite lor commut! fooii.
'.".Jo'lii." mic would ;;-,;. \> ;..::>. he
i brought her ineala tv tier, "iuivt you
; iilUi .'l ';.101l Ult'al? '
'.'DiiK'il iliitvu town." he would -ay
j with a (•rim sniile.
Tiiis meant a bun eaten with ; : Ink
■111,,. . i
SO tl ' .■--:■ i .
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