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|pL^^S!S r* wl^ m^ ■" llf 1 Ix^jh^^ | IVo!. I 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 lUK 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 * 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\ witJ . 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,-- TtK'jjat.'Hof Liberty! 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 either. 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 greatest prog-rev?. 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. SPECTRES. Of counts you have read of a haunted house That stood on some lonely hill, And the fearful things that had there been soph. .Made your blood almost curdle and chill; 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 away 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 pr..-iv.'h, . 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- Kclves—[Rdtnund Uurke. 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 man."' And Life cried. ''No! he is mine; he i my plaything.'! suddenly the * man himself rose and smote Life. &6 p_ni:xi;v: --g Jj "Yassir." "Have you delivered those parcels?" I "Yas, Mr. Morrison." "Hum—yes. Tell John Uruce I want him." •• V;:- ■-■■■." The colored youth grinned and ilis appeared, 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 I morning.',' 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 . ionei "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 iruwn "l'n 11 . in, .1 i \i It •. - . • ■ I - ' ■ i —. ■ ■ I te*# 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 old life. The next Monday the quest started. It was not easy for a man of his age to go fro. shop to shop asking tor , nil;. '"What can you do?" . ;.- asked | him. "Iron work, lix machinery or. tools; but I 'II do anything.; "We have not hi for you today. (rood niorning." Again, though rarely, he would lind sympathy. 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. •■Weil-" John stated his errand. The man took in his age, his weariness,and his evident need with one contemptuous glance." '•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 anger. "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 cheek. "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 . I llHl me 'i" ■ 11, i | No. !!