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National Union Department.
HEADQUARTERS, EQUALITY, WASH.
NATIONAL BOAttD OF TRUSTEES.
President— <'. K. Pelton, Equality, Wash.
Secretary- P. Darr, Equality, Wash.
Treasurer—A. E. Young, Equality, Wash.
Organizer- Win. McDevitt Seattle, Wash.
Dean— Frank Parsons, Boston, Mass.
Editor— Burgess, Equality, Wash.
Master Workmanß. Hamman, Equality!
Distributer—W. C. Davis, Equality, Wash.
Send all funds intended for Equality
Colony to the COLONY SECRETARY,
.addressed to EQUALITY, WASH. Send
nil other Funds to National Secretary
BCC, Equality, Wash.
We now have over $.'i,ooo worth of prop
erty liable to destruction by fire. Such loss
would seriously cripple our work. In a few
weeks we will have a system of waterworks
affording much protection. At present we
have no protection at all. Hence we call on
•each of our more than 3,000 members to sub
scribe for as many of the $1 shares of insurance
fund as he can pay on short notice. No money
is to be paid in; but in case of fire each will
be called on in proportion to the amount of
his subscription. Send in your letters at
once, slating how much you will take. We
don't want to pay extortionate rates to the
' old-line companies, and so ask our own mem
bers to carry this risk on their own future
homes. There will thus be no expense at all.
except in case of loss, and then merely enough
money to replace. V
('. E. Pm/rON. President.
Oliver p. Dark, Sec.
A. L. Young, Treas.
S. Hamman, M. W.
W. C. Davis, Distributer.
D. BtrSOBBS. Editor.
List of Communities and Colonies.
Wo will keep a standing list of all liberal
Communities and Cooperative colonies, and of
persons who propose to start such, so that
persons who wish to join can correspond with
them and choose which they like best.
Brotherhood, Olalla, Wash.
Harmony, NewauKum, Wash.
Thos. I'arrar. Letbbridge, Canada.
O. S. 11.-iskull. Dovers, Liberty county, Tex.
Bennett Coopereative Co., Lone Lane, Mo.
Willis M. Myers, tor the Cooperative Union,
The lluskin Cooperative Association, Kus
Equality Cooperative Colony, Equality,
Skagit county, Wash.
The Christian Common Common
wealth. Muscogee county, Ga.
The Fairhooe Industrial Association, Fair
hope, Ala. A single tax colony.
W. C. Payntcr. Tantallion, N. W. T., Can.,
See'y Ilxrmonial Industrial Ass'u.
Colorado Cooperative colony, Pinon, Col.
Publish. the Alirurian.
O. I* Charlton, Huskin, B. C, Can., Soc'y
Canadian Cooperative Society.
The Altruist Community, office "?10 Olivo
street. B*h Louis, Mo. Lund in country.
The Niksur Cooperative Association, E. B.
Mayo, secretary, 906 Fremont avenue N.,
The. Atneriran Settlers Association, E. L.
!'*<•), secretary, Duke, (Ja.
The I I tod Society of Believers (Shakers},
fifteen communities, Chas. Greaves see'y, Mt.
Lebanon, N. Y.
Mutual Borne Association, Lake Bay, Wn.
Amana Community, lowa county, la. Ger
mans., 2500 members; 7 villages; 1.0,000 acres
Colon;, in Massachusetts): address E P. Jen
nings, box 4, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Georgia Colony, S. c. McCandlesa, Jax'kson,
i ia. ..
Store in Buffalo, Tom Fltton, 171 W. Dela
van aye., Buffalo, N. Y.
Ohio Colony, llev, Geo. Candee, 1617 Do
troit a Toledo, O.
New Jersey Colony, Claude Ferdinand, 171
liailroad aye.. Patcrson, N..'.
Oregon i olony, O. A. Treitmore, Toledo,
Printing office, N. W. Lermond, Thomas
Christian colony, S. J. Phillips, Cabool,
The laird's Farm, Chauncey Hoc Wood*
Washington colony, EllasMarble.Weaat
lUdgev lie Cooperative Association, 8, C.
Jones, bee., box til, Itldgeville, 111.
Uouie industrial Association, J. W. New
be re, li.. liiiiond. lad,
Vegetarlau colony, A. Donaldson, West
Hurley, N. Y.
California colony, 11 E. Duncanson, On
tario, < Sal.
llariiioni.il Industrial Association, W. C.
Pavnter, Tantelllon, N. W. T., Out.
Mrs. J. J". Pxtagerald. Gleudlve' Mont.,
baa a beautiful place to offer socialists tor
a colon* site.
.1. V. We) bright of I'll .is.)nt Valley, c.x!.,
wishes io organise a cooperative colony.
The ...i i eru Cooperative Association of
Atlanta, Ga., I". A. Davidson, secretary,will
begin operations Will) a cooperative store,
and later will go into production.
The Industrial Educational Union, Mrs.
llelmer, secretary, located IS utiles Hum
Atlanta, tin. BsMKI >': i
The name of our near colony, on the Oc«
nulgi river, near Juliet to, will be Lo ton,
an abbreviation of Our Tow.i.— Cooperative
Mr. X liar of Selma, Ala., offers colonists
a square mile of laud in Shelby county,
Ala. Notiuuble as lo terms to the right
Mr. W. F. Newton of Beaton, Term., of
fers bis fp.UUU farm for a colony site tor a
membership in colony. Oueut the finest
places in Tennessee.
W. I' Brooks of Cook, Neb., offers 178
acre-of gout farming laud Is Ar aoaaator
a colony site. *
'.11. P. Blount, Atlanta, Ga., baa 445 acres
which be offers lor a colony site.
.Prank Wight of Decatur. Ga., ha* 150
acres to tu. Svivti to a cooperative colony.
m THE -TRAIL TO SfiffiW.
Letter No. IX.
We left Sacremento the second day
of March, and lectured once between
Marvsville and the Capital City of
California. Then through Orevillcto
the mountain mining towns where we
expounded the true gospel of this life,
(socialism,) at Pentz, Cherokee Flat,
.Dogto\vn(which a man said will al
ways be called Dogtown although
changed to the more dignified name
of Magllia), Lovelock, Nemshaw and
Ccntreville,to the miners, who seemed
to be much interested.
At Lovelock we were 8,200 feet
above the "briny deep". On the night
of Mar. 13th., there was a snowfall
of five inches and it reminded us of
our old home in northern Illinois, "so
we drew our freight" (as the miners
say) for the "lower regions" of Nim
shaw, where we were storm bound
two days, while it rained, snowed and
blowed "great guns". We had the
chance of getting both wagon and
team into a large barn where we
roomed with the other hogs and live
stock. My "legal partner" thought
there was an earthquake when out
porcine friends relieved themselves of
the "festive flea" against our wagon
wheels in duets and quartets. When
the storm was over we had a pleasant
drive down the mountain to Centre
ville where we had an appreciative
audience of miners.
At Diainondville we lectured in a
schoolhousc and camped near an irri
gating ditch that was full of frolic
some frogs who serenaded us all night
with their melodious voice up to G
flat. We only stopped long enough
at Chico to attend to our mailing and
replenish our larder. Then drove to
Vina, where there is the largest vin
yard in the world of 3,800 acres of
vines belonging to the Stanford estate,
this ranch has an acreage altogether
of 59,000 acres devoted to farming,
viticulture and raising of thorough
bred stock. The vinyard produces a
crop of 12,000 tons of wine grapes
annually and crushes 500 tons daily in
the grape season. The large storage
vaults have a capacity of 2,000,000
gallons. A brandy distillery and a
U. S. bonded warehouse arc on the
Mrs. Jane Stanford gives the profits
ofthe ranch to the Stanford university
in the cause of education. It seems
to me that it is not the true Christian
ity she endorses, when she runs a bus
iness that is causing so much misery
in the world, to educate the sons of
rich men. What a grand work she
could do in the world if her ranch was
turned into a cooperative colony to
set the idle people to work raising
grain and fruit, instead of employing
so many Chinamen raising wine grapes
and some of her slaves were not
pleased with my lecture, said I was an
anarchist and left the hall and tried
to run our wagon off with Mrs. White
in it, she told them to stop or she
would lire at them, (her gun was an
imaginary one,) ami they showed
their bravery by running off and
bombarding the wagon with tin cans.
For two days we were storm bound
at Roberta, the rain was brought
about by the preachers in Los Angeles
praying for it in their churches. I
fear they have over done it by this
long storm. J. 11. White.
Red Bluff, Cal.
Swinton on the Independent Press.
There is no such thing in America as
an independent press, unless it is put
in the country towns. You are all
slaves. You know it. There is not
one of you who dares to express an
hornet opinion. If you express
it, you would know beforehand that
it would never appear in print. lam
paid (ISO (a week) for keeping hon
est opinions out of the paper I am
connected with. Others of you are
paid similar salaries for doing similar
things. II I should allow honest
opinions to lie printed in one issue of
my paper, like Othello, before 24 hours
my occupation would be gone. The
man who would be so foolish as to
write honest opinions would be out
on the streets hunting for another
job. The business of a New York
journalist is to distort the truth, to
lie outright* to pervert, to villifv, to
fawn at the feet of mammon, and to
sell his country and his race for his
daily bread, or for what is about the
same thing, his salary. You know
this and 1 Know it; and what foolery
to be toasting an Independent Press.
We are li.' tools and the vassals of
■the rich men behind the scenes. We
arc jumping jacks. They pull the
strings and we dance. Our time, our
talents, our lives, our possibilities arc
all the prop of other men. We
are intellectual prostitutes.
The careless, forgetful reader is bet
ter than no reader, for he does
strengthen his mental powers, as a
dinner docs his physical powers, even
though what it consisted of i-; soon
Let us learn to admire men less be
cause they are "smart" and more he
cause they are right!
The atmosphere is a huge mass ma
nure, and the vers arc the wagons
to haul it to the land.
i CHDLDREN'S CORNIER ..'. |
f Communications for this depart- j»
? Jr^ti "*-< should hi addressed to i
i Sit Mios HELEN J. WE SCOTT, <
r "^BSP State Agricultural College, -J
3 Manhattan, Kansas. «* >
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UItOTnEHUCXIU IS LOVrNQ SKUVICE.
Subscriptions received for the
Previously reported, $3.86
Wm. Hogan, Wash. .10
Claude Halladay. '.' .05
I am sorry to say that this is a fare
well letter. 1 have thought over it
.'ill very carefully indeed, and I have
decided that when a person begins a
thing and then something unlooked
for develops, making it impossible to
do that thing well, it is better to leave
it to someone who is so situated that
he can do it well,
Kansas and Washington are so far
apart that it takes a long time for a
letter to go from one point to the oth
er, and sometimes a letter is lost in
the mail, and other things happen, so
that sometimes the "Corner" has
been pretty badly mixed up, even
with the greatest care I could use.
Tho' I have dated the letters, they
have for some reason gotten mixed
up. as you see by the picture story No.
VII. being published before Nos. V.
or VI. These were sent in regular or
der once a week, but either Uncle Sam
or some of his nephews got them
transposed so that the last one came
before the rest were in.
And poor Dorothy Whitefoot is in
despair over her letttts, they are in
such a tangle. The letter telling
about Polly coming back, got in some
how before the one that told about
her going away, which made it sound
as tho' Dorothy were losing her mind,
and she really objects to that.
I have tried every plan I could
think of to remedy this and keep all
straight, but after I have dated them
and sent them in regular order, there
is nothing farther I can do.
Brother BurgeSS has done the best
he could to watch over these letters,
but he has so very much to do, and is
sometimes called away to do some
thing for the good ofthe colony, and
has to stay, so long that he can't
watch so closely over all the columns
as he otherwise could, and so he can't
prevent the things getting mixed al
So I have decided that since a thing
that is done at all should be done well,
it will Ik- better to ask one of the "sis
ters" right on the ground to take
charge of the Corner, and I will some
times write you a letter and let you
know that I dont forget you at all;
and I hope you won't forget
Labor Commissioner Wright has de
cided to compile statistics concerning
f.trikes and lockouts for the years li-!
--94—98 inclusive. President Gompers
of the Federation of labor will en-,
deavorto postpone action in the mat
ter until the close of the present year.
The last labor statistics complied by
Mr. Wright were so inaccurate, and so
clearly showed the Italian band of
Mark Hanna, that there seems to be a
general belief that President Gompers
is right in delaying this report until he
can sec a reasonable prospect of sonic
accuracy, It is very doubtful, however,
if the proposed delay will insure the
desired result. Whether collected now
or one year from this time, the statis
tics will be of little value to the cause
of Labor. —Coming Nation.
Conquering nations cry: "We are for
the world's good." Echo answers:
"Goods." "We love mercy." Echo
answers: "Money." "Humanity we
would glorify," but echo gets it "cru
Like corporations, corporation have
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