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EMBER 1, 1901
Equality Colony Officers
H. W. Halladay, President.
A. O. Judd, Secy and Supt. exchange.
W. B. Boyd, Treasurer
Notice to the Public
On and after November ft, 1901, Equality
colony will be responsible for no debts con
tracted by its individual members unless said
members present an order signed by Equality
colony per its purchasing agent, who is, at
present, A. D. Judd.
By order of Executive Council,
A. D. Judd, Secy.
All notes refer to the month of October
unless otherwise dated.
Comrade Phil Huh re, of Whatcom, called
in recently, leaving on November 4.
Comrade Geo. Jaap, a former colonist is
with us for our anniversary celebration.
Miss Emma Marquart has returned from
Wool ley and will stay with us awhile.
Comrade Frank Hoehn posted his appli
cation and was duly elected to membership
early in the month.
L. W. We'.lman, a neighbor, dropped in
Monday and, after looking the editor over,
left a subscription.
Some good friend has paid our subscrip
tion to the Cincinnati Weekly Knquirer for
six years. Thanks.
Comrade Davis took a little vacation the
early part of the month. We missed his
bread and cookies while he was gone.
Comrade C. M. Smith recently turned
sod on yj-2 acres of our new field. He has
also done a good bit of our fall plowing.
The fishing department has been sending
in fish quite regularly for a long time, but
the run is now about over and they will quit.
Comrade Marquart and daughter went to
Whatcom Monday to procure house furnish
ings. ;,They will begin individual cooking
soon. * -'r:\ ■■*'"•' " "
..'. .. Comrade Benson sent two buckets of
choice candy from Seattle to be divided
among the children on t our j anniversary.
The kids are all his friends, now.
Comrade Bert Savage, wife and child
are here for our anniversary celebration.
Mrs. Savage is Comrade Halladay's daughter.
We are always glad to see old residents.
The cannibals are howling. A ' two year
old steer was killed recently to take part ir■
our anniversary celebration and those who
eat meat have joyful looks on their faces.
The editor of Industrial Freedom reached
his eighteenth birthday on Wednesday, the
30th. He posted his application immediately
and will be voted on Monday, November 11.
Another big case full of drygeiods and
furnishings arrived at the store recently.
Hats and caps, blankets and underclothes.
We are getting more comfortable every day.
Messrs. J. F. Jones, of Sumpter, Oregon,
and J. H. Burwell, of Ballard, this state, vis
ited us recently. Mr. Burwell is an old resi
dent of this section and expressed satisfaction
at our progress.
Comrade Gus Lewis and wife, of Samish
island, former colonists, came in Saturday
bringing with them Miss Dora Ken-, of Se
attle. They stayed over for our celebration
and left on Wednesday.
Comrade Irish is again in the cooper
shop lixing up barrels for our kraut. Com
rade Ernest Halladay has fixed the cutter
so that we can now furnish kraut cut to any
grade. It is of the beat, too.
Comrade Mrs. Alice .1. Ellis and son
Kimpton, of Columbus, Ohio, are now with us,
looking us over with a view to joining. Mrs.
Ellis is working in the sewing room and la
a valuable addition to that department.
The potatoes are all under cover and
Other roots arc now ing gathered In antici
pation of rainy weather. There is a large
crop of all kinds of vegetables on the ground
and it is a big undertaking to .ret them all In.
Comrade W. 11. Bell, of Anacortes,
came over to set up our big engine, which
had been dismounted and repaired. Comrade
Bell charged us nothing for his services and
we are looking for a chance to repay him in
Herschell Ault, four rears old, fell Into
the Bums behind the mill and would have
drowned but for the timely appearance on
the scene of Comrade Kincaid who pulled
him out. He Was not hurt and exeepis/oi a
slight cold is as well as ever.
After three years of agitation it has been
decided to build brick chimneys la the large
apartment house. This move has always
been delayed because it was expected that
individual cottages could be built soon and
all could vacate the apartment house. There
will now be no stove pipes sticking from win
dows and danger from fire will be greatly
Comrade Irish and family have moved
into the house recently vacated by Comrade
and Mrs. Davis.
The store looks much different now.
Comrades Potts, Okerland and Gilford, were
called in by our storekeeper and have
mooved the postoffiee around in the store,
fenced off the office room and made things
generally look more business like.
The donkey engine has moved back to
the mill and the manufacturing department
will begin cutting lumber as soon as possible.
There are several rush orders on hand now
and enough others to keep the mill running
to its full capacity for a good while. * • ■
' Our smokehouse, with 150 fine fish on the
racks was totally destroyed by fire on, the
10th, causing a loss of nearly $100. We now
have a new and better smokehouse on the
hill. Comrade Wm. X. Smith takes care of
the fish and he turns out some mighty fine
grub from that smokehouse.
Below are listed some of the old photos
we still have in stock and which show , the
colony as it was a year or more ago. There
are but few of these old photos left anil the
number is steadily becoming smaller. If you
don't want to get left, order now! The price
is 25c each; three for 50c, postpaid.
3. The Reserve the sawmill site as it
looked before it was cleared. ..
6. The Cabins Missouri avenue in 1898.
13. A Lane—the old tramroad from the
hill to the flats; now torn up.
14. Apartment House No. 2, as it looked
in 1898. ; ; .'iXm
15. Group of members in 1898.
17. The Nursery in 1898.
The following were taken in April, 1 1900:
18. Barn, root-house, and bakery; view
looking N. W. '
19. Flat looking W. N. W. from near
cottage No. 2. r>rintery in the distance.
20. Lummi island and Samish bay look
ing N. W. from above cottage No. 1.
21. Samish island and bay, and flat look
ing West from above cottage No. 3.
22. Saw-mill and shingle-shed looking
South from logging track.
23. General view of village looking S. E.
from garden. Hot-house, bakery, and iron
ing-room obscured by other buildings Shin
gle-house and saw-mill to left.
PROGRAM OF EXERCISES
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FOURTH ANNIVERSARY EQUALITY COfOXY
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1. Greeting Song ...Quartette
2. Music Instrumental
3. Sweet Feminine Justice
Cast of Characters '. ■, /
Judge Affable Mrs. Judd
Miss Strongmind Mrs. Huff
Miss Goldthread Mrs. Lewis
Miss Gingham Mrs. Ault
Teddy Brogue Ernest Halladav
John Doe Frank Hoehn.
4. Music Instrumental
5. March Children
G. Music Instrumental
7. Solomon Joblots Great Loss
Cast of Characters '
Solomon Joblota C. M. Snath .
Judge Noodle F. 11. Hoffstrom
Lawyer Smock 11. W. Halladay
Lawyer Shine Earl Kirn-aid
Dr. Dose Frank Hoehn ;,-,:'
John Jupiter A. I). Judd
Julia Caramel Lulu Ault
8. Song Children
9. Trials of a Schoolmistress
John.v White Howard Ault
Teacher : Lulu Ault
.0. Closing Song Quartette
The anniversary exercises were held
this year on the second Instead of the first
of November the proper day.
In the morning everybody did as they
pleased, several of the men worked at the
mill engine and boiler overhauling it and
putting it la running order. The barber
shop was running to its full captclty until
late in the afternoon. The cuisine depart
ment hurried supper at 1:110 in order to give
those working there to have plenty of time to
get ready to pretlolpata in the festivities of
At 7:30 the assemblage was called to or
der by Comrade Halladay who delivered a
short address outlining the work so far
done and our prospects for the future. The
quartette then rendered the greeting song
and was followed by instrumental music from
Comrades Kincaid and Potts; Potts with
violin and Kincaid with guitar.
(The mock trial, "Sweet Feminine Jus
ice," was a great success. The principal
characters carried their parts exceedingly
well, as, indeed, did all.
A concertina solo by Potts was the next
in order and this brought down the house, as
Comrade Potts' music always does. . t
. The children's march, under the direc
tion of Miss Inza Joslyn, in which the chil
dren performed various intricate evolutions,
was excellent, considering the fact that Miss
Joslyn had only three or four days in which
to perfect the children in their parts. Com
rade Harding furnished the music, assisted
Comrades Potts and Kineaid again ren
dered some excellent music and another
mock trial was in order. "Solomon Joblots'
Great Loss" was an amusine little farce and
with C. M. Smith as "Solomon" and F. H.
Hoffstrom as "Judge Noodle" it ."took the
cookie." All the characters carried their
Three-year-old Dora Smith next sang a
song, assisted by her sister, Ora, which was
In "The Trials of a Schoolmistress" Lulu
and Howard Ault did well. The quartette
then sang the closing song and all proceeded
to the dance hall, which was taxed to its ut
most to accommodate the crowd. Dancing
continued unchecked until midnight when
the crowd began to thin out and the last
strains of "Home, Sweet Home" ceased be
fore 1 A. M. E. B. Aui.T.
How to Send Money to Equality Colony
Get postoffiee money order on Edison, and
mail it to Equality colony, Equality. Wash
Make payable to the colony.
For subscriptions to Industrial Freedom
make money orders on Edison, but payable
to 8.C.C., as the newspaper plant is property
of the 8.C.C., which is the national organi
zation that gave existence to Equality.
-I SOCIALISTS OF News of the j
is Movement 1»
J THE WORLD Everywhere m
Comrade F. G. Strickland is organizing
A new branch has been prganized in
Chicago negroes have formed a . branch
of the party.
A socialist brass band is now in opera
tion at Chicago.
Bronx borough, N. V., has a socialist
drum and life corps. '
Chenango County, N. V., has a social
ist-ticket in the race.
Charles 11. Kerr Is now secretary ol the
lllionis state committee.
The united labor league of Philadelphia
has declared lor socialism.
Charleroi, Pa., has a new local of the, so
cialist party, just organized.
The comrades of New Rochelle, N. V.,
have put up a full city ticket.
The New York comrades are holding 30
to 40 street meetings every week.
Max S. Hayes spoke at Youngstown and
Harry l). Thomas at Ashtabula, O.
At a state conference of Texas socialist
a new state dommittee was elected.
Bucknell university boys, in York, Pa.,
are holding debates about socialism. .','•.
Socialists of Jersey City, N. J., have
nominated Frederick Krallt for mayor.
Terre Haute has been chosen as head
quarters of the socialist party in Indiana.
Comrade Strickland spoke to good au
diences at Newport, Ky., and Cincinnati, O.
All Wisconsin branches will take action
on the new constitution at an early day.
Branches 7 and 9 at Evansville, Ind.,
have united for more effective propaganda.
About 30,000 leaflets will be distributed
in Ohio, to advance the interests of the so
Comrade F. O. Mad artnoy is announced
to give- a course of 13 lectures on socialism at
Rockland, Mass. ' . f
Wisconsin Is going to sprout a big crop of
new branches this fall, judging lrom the in
quiries coining in.
Tori Wayne Indiana, has raorgntied
with til charter members and reports pros
pects a-1" lag good.
1.. B. Talbot has been nominated by ac
clamation foi the legislature in the fourth
Essex district, Mass,
The Labor Review of Wllliamsuort, Pa.,
ha.- come out in support of the socialist party
nominees in hat city.
X Francis [Mara has been nominated
for state senator by the socialists of the
Essex (Mass.) district.
E. v. Putnam has been elected editor of
the Missouri Socialist and M. B. Dunn sec
retary anil buisness main
1.. K. W'.iitloek, people's party presiden
tial elector of Vermont, and 1). 11. .1. Munson
national committeemen for the tame state,
have wheeled into line with tin nets socialist
party, and say that all the former populists
of Vermont arc now adyocatiog socialism.
The socialist nominee for state repre
sentative in the seventh (Plymouth) district
of Mass., is Seth Wilbur, Jr.
Comrade Chris. Westphal of Chicago
has located in Milwaukee. He is an earnest
young worker and a "chip of the old block."
The socialists of Nebraska held their
state convention -at Omaha September 21,
and had a great gathering—2oo delegates
Harry C. Thompson, the socialist party
candidate for governor of Ohio, and who lost
his employment on that account, is going to
stump the state.
The New Era of Philadelphia has come
out in support of the socialist party ticket,
It says the Wannamaker "reformers" are as
bad as Quayites.
The socialists of Dubuque, la., met Sep
tember 30 and nominated a full county ticket,
also candidates for the Senate and House of
The comrades at Wheeling, W. Va.,
will reorganize at a meeting to be held on
the third Sunday in October and expect to
enroll at least 100 members.
Comrade Bernard McCaffery, who has just
been elected national committeeman from
Nebraska, was an active worker in the so
cialist movement of St. Louis for some time.
The central committee elected a com
mittee to draft an appeal to the unions of
Cleveland calling for contributions to sup
port the socialist party in the fall campaign.
Comrades at Oakland, Cal., have issued
a four-page leaflet entitled "The Reason
Why and Why Not," by M. W. Will,ins. It
is being extensively distributed throughout
Applications for charters have been re
ceived at national headquarters from Win
field Kas., South Omaha, Neb., Dover, N. 11.,
Bessemer, Ala., llrimlngham, Ala., and
At Mont villa, Conn., where no socialist
votes were cast last November, Comrade I.
M. Derwin, candidate for selectman, received
76 votes. The total vote of the town was
11. Gaylord Wilshire is oat with a state
ment contradicting the Associated Press'
lurid report that he was mobbed at York
Pa. Wilshire says he wasn't within 509
miles of that place.
Last Sunday at Boston,, Comrade A
Sommerville of Chicago met Robert Li. Mar
tin of east Dedham, Mass., In debate on th.
question. "Does Socialism or Single Tax.
Solve the Labor Problem ¥" * ', ■•-•
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The debate between Morris Hillqtiit,
of New York, and a delcon named -Dairy,
at Springfield, Mass,, was won by the former,
according to the vote of the audience. Hill
quit spoke for the socialist party.
A splended address to the voters is be
ing widely circulated and meetings are he-Id
at the various factories and workshops In
Terre Haute. They should and do doubt
Will receive a large increase in their vote.
J. Stitt Wilson will be joined in hiswork
through the Pacific Coast states by comrades
W. Wise, J. 11. Hollingsworth and Carl
D. Thompson. They expect to maintain a
continuous circuit in California for several
months. ... •>
At a regular meeting, October 1. local
union 194 of the Brotherhood of Painters,
Decorators and Papcrhangers of America,
Chicago, unanimously adopted resolutions
fovoring socialism and indorsing the socialist
The state ticket of the socialist party
of Ohio, was tiled with the secretary of
state, petitions containing 11,733 signa
tures. .It now behoovs the workers to
get to work and secure legal standi! as a
The comrades a; Diamond Indiana, have
reorganized under the new party with 14
charter members and have remitted due to
the secretary of the reorganization commit
tee. They report progress and are enthusi
astic In tie- cause.
Out in Kansas some of the politicians
are sneaking around and attempting to make
peoplo believe that socialism Is similar to
anarchy. The Southwestern Advocate, a -"
cialist part] paper published at Wlnlield,
challenges the papsuokers to go to the court
records and point to the name of a single so
cialist in jail.
San Francisco's socialist pan ha? put
up a ticket oompossd exclusively of union
men— lit) in all. The ticket In New York con
tains all union men, In Chicago the s.ime i*
true, and in Cleveland 15 card men arc nomi-
Dated, while in St. Louis all candidates are
members of unions where eligible, and this
condition holds good In many other places. J.•
At the fifth International congress of
Anthropology recently held at Amsterdam,
Holland to which nearly ell the EatOpWJ
governments sunt official delegates, was pre
sided over by Enrico Perri, tho famous' Ital
lan socialist. The 3 i lee iof I errl and hli*
colleague, Ccsare Lumbi who receritl/jH
became a convert of socialism, in relation to ;
the science of man and Internationalism./,
largely dominated the conference. _\