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National Union Department HEADQUARTERS, EDISON, WASH. NATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Preildent-RKV.,'mtbos W. Reed. . ..'. Denver, Col Secretary—Wm. McDevitt. .Edison, Wash Treasurer— Miss Helen M. Mason . Edison. Wash Orwnizer— REV. Geo. Canoes Toledo. 0 Dean—PHOF. Fkank PAMom..Bostsn, Mass Kil'itiir -I!ev. W. H. Kaufman, Edison, Wash Master Workman— H. Swiuaht.. Edison, Wash Distributer— E. F. N01an...... Edison. Wash National Secretary's Report. For week ending Thursday, Aug. 25. flew active members enrolled. 5 Kew honorary members enrolled 0 Present total membership 3,433 Honorary members are per sons in sympathy with our movement, | who are enrolled on the payment of 10 cents. They have no vote and are not required to pay dues, but do all 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.] RECEIPTS is colonization fund. Previously reported J16.H8 00 Reserves— CP Jackson, 0hi0..... * Mi Chas 1) Kaymer, Minn 15 M I! Whitaker. Wis I Oil LV Not of 111 550 7 s:> • For steamboat- Previously reported Ml 80 W s (iodsey. lowa 50 Miss Helen 3 Wescott, Kan. 100 11 Scbroeder, Minn 1 .50 II M Draper, Mich M -—— 3 50 For machinery— 0 \V Lvman, Calif ( 1 00 1 00 Total receipts to date 19,109 35 i date of going to the steamboat fund is 149.50 EXPENDITURES. 'revinusly reported *15,6T6 05 Donations to national trans ferred to general fund.... SB I.V.'HI 40 On hand to date 5 45* 86 I'Mlll.V DUES RECEIVED DURING THE WEEK. Prom unions— I. V X... 11 of Wash * Ml ■". IK of Ohio 80 I .it 111 ■' — »<BO s I N "rum r.iembers-at-large— 3 A Morley, Mont * M Pitt VVhlted. Mich '"' EJ Williams. Ohio 10 Edward Irving. Calif BO Charles i> Raymer, Minn. 10 Odell T Fellows, Calif 10 X S Crosby, Colo 50 1! C Crosby. Colo 50. ■ .... i A Comrade, <• Is , — S3 Henry M Uaiixl*. in —•■ 80 Sherman I. Fall, Calif 80 Mrs Ulna A Otis. Kan .... 30 . Jnhnii Otis. Kan 30 I. Costard. Pa: also - a Hazard Dennett. Mass. 10 A V Dennett, Mass to A Herbert Dennett, Mass. 10 Julius Bernard, Mont . Ino . 7 50 ElllE IN-l HAN, rCND. .evil hi si v reported *374 00 IV V Cook, ore IOS -j 5 Julius Bernard. Mont I mi Geo W Clifton; Utah son ■. ■ t John Hiuhi. Mich Ito \ Total . Mi 00 HOW -HIE NEWSPAPER IS COMING ALONG..'. Receipts for the week .,t3H , Expenses forjhe week./.'to 1 25 Receipts for two past weeks ..US it Expenses tor two past weeks *.V> 00 ; - - ptlons received the past week 161 Edition printed this week. 4 000, b Printing:— Previously reported *.vi 00 Send all funds intended for Equality the Colony Secretary. Send all her funds to National Secretary B C t', llson, Wash. , COOPERATIVE INSURANCE. We now have over 15,000 worth of operty liable to destruction by lire. ich am would seriously cripple our ink. 11. a few weeks we will have 11 'stem "i waterworks affording much "' I'tlon, At present we have bo Otectlon at all. Hence we .'cull 00 oh of oar more than 3,000 members subscribe for as many of the II shares insurance fund us he can pay on ott notice. No money i- to be paid I but iii case of tin- each will lie called in proportion to the amount of his Inscription, i Send in your letter- at dc, stating how much you will take. B don't want to pay extortionate '-to the old-line companies, and so I our own members to carry this risk their own future, homes. There will lis be mi expense at all, except ill case "--. and then merely enough money replace. N. W. LEKMOND, See. Helen m s Mason. 'I'm-. ('. 11. BWIOABT, M. W. K. K. NOLAN, Distributor. W. H. Kaufman; Editor, Vho sends half of the *.">iio names the '• Write to Nnt'l Secretary BC C. ire mired dollars for the first pay* '", and the steamboat will be tidied. send • to-; National S.viv i BCC. tellainy's great book, "Equality," .">. *,';. *. # ou can get "Equality" and In- ITBIAL FitEEflOii. one year for cputy organizers wishing a ham copy of a.U C c manual for use In fading propaganda, should ad. res* r • '■ I". Flnley of Brlce, Ohio, en- P«ig a :1c stump. B. G. G. STEAMBOAT. Ik I F you only had a steamboat." J We have heard that remark a thousand times 'at head quarters during the last six months; we have heard it so often and from so many persons and sources that we have concluded that we must have that steamboat. Reason No. 1. The freight trans portation for the BCC and the colo nists has cost us directly and indi rectly hundreds of dollars, and nearly every fraction ot that amount has been lost to our treasury. Had we owned a boat hundreds of dollars would have been saved and earned and added to our exchequer. Reason 2. The business of trans portation on upper Puget sound is one of the most lucrative of all the local industries. Tons and thousands of tons of oats and hay and other pro duce are to be transported this fall and winter from point to point along this coast, and the competition in this grain-carrying trade seems to be ex ceedingly slight. Why should not the BCC get a large share of this re munerative business? Reason 3. We are offered for head quarters of the B C C at Anacortes — the shipping and grain-freighting seaport and center of this section — the use of two commodious build ings (one for the offices of the na tional board of the BCC, and the other for Industrial Freedom) and a three-year lease (free) of 300 feet of fine water front. The facilities offered to us are extremely valuable and advantageous for our headquar ters, and our use of them would mean a largely decreased expense for the 13 C C, and a largely increased accom modation: but we cannot avail our selves of the water front with ad vantage until we have that boat. Reason 4. Think of the effective propaganda that a BCC steamboat, bearing the banner of Industrial Freedom, and plying up and down, and in and out, and all over the waters of this magnificent Puget Sound, must of necessity accomplish! What a splendid adjunct to the mis sion wagon on land would be the mis sion boat upon the sea! With $500 in the steamboat fund the BCC could complete arrange ments for the purchase'Or building of a suitable boat. Already we have on our list of B C C members a number of persons capable of constructing ami running our boat —ship carpenters. marine engineers, machinists, pilots. etc All we now need is the money. If the members of the Brotherhood want that boat surely there should be no delay or difficulty about getting it as soon as the association quickens to a knowledge of its needs. If every member of the 13 C c subscribes SO cents or more to this fund we shall easily have a sufficient sum to permit us to procure our steamboat at once. Do We Want a Host? Send us your subscription and your suggestions. I The local union or the individual member that docs most to procure for us the necessary amount to purchase our steamboat shall have the privi lege of naming this BCC vessel of Socialism. % i ' ./ * \ Send remittances to National Sec retary B C C, Edison, Washington. Comrade Full, of Newman, Calif, write-: "1 think the ownership of a Steamboat one of tin- chief essentials to the colony's success, and 1 would re spond to your appeal for funds, but all of my available funds I wish to turn in on my entrance fee, 1 think the boat should be called "The Socialist," as this title would arouse the curiosity of every person that saw it. and therefore would be a great advantage tor social i ism." j What do you think of Comrade Fall's suggestion? Who lias a better name for the boat" How about industrial Freedom? We should be pleased to have suggestions for a name for our steamer from all who contribute to the fund.;*- The steamboat Idea is beginning to take: we have letters from Bro. Ler mond in Maine and Bro. I'aiiilee in Ohio, and from other comrades, com mending the plan and wishing it a speedy fulfillment. If each member of the B O C will add one dollar or even as little as fifty cents, to the fifty dollars now in the fund, we shall procure that boat. SHALL we HAVE A BCC STEAM- 1 AT? THE "NUTSHELL." Mlss Mason has transferred- the copyright of her lesson on "Varying Length of Days and Night.-." with the nut-hell Illustrations, to the l> C C, specifying that the proceeds from its publication are to he applied to the Brotherhood steamer fund until that fund amounts # to .-r.'.oon or we have otherwise a satisfactory boat fully paid for. This lesson will be published a- a leaflet for use In schools, and is also presented' to' our readers in num bers 17 and IS of Industrial Freedom. on good book paper, Illustrated, live plates, Hi pages. Single copies. postpaid. 5 cents. ■--'. per 100. — *i- ■—... .1. i ■ •>/ Write to treasurer concerning subscriptions. . Address communica tions tor publication to the editor. EDISON, SKAGIT- COUNTY, WASH., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 1898. VARYING LENGTH OF DAYS AND NIGHTS. ALL IN A NUTSHELL. « BY HELEN M. MASON. (CONCLUDED.) A gradual change has taken place since June 21, one stage of which may be seen in Figure 4, until on Septem ber 23 (see Fig. 2) the darkness and light have each claimed half of every parallel of latitude over the whole now may look at them again to note an i interesting circumstance. We saw that I just inside the Arctic Circle there would be one night in midsummer when the sun would not set. Farther • north there will be more than one such night, joining more and more 21 hour days into one long sunny day: for as the sun (apparently) retreats south ward and the shallow advances toward itself six mouths without sight of the ; nights are each and always just twelve | (a) With tin.- sun on the meridian at SO sun. The men, beasts or fishes in the ! hours long; and so while the people. 11*"' .... , • ■ , i_ . i , i . I 'to In til, latitude of St. Louis the sun Antarctic zone always miss what their there have a great deal more summer I rises on December 21 at; in and Inthelati- Arctic brothers have, and have what | heat than the rest of us, they have just I parent««lrenc« 1in Uiftvor of"sriJo"is ah they miss. as many hours of sunlight in the year h.,snmin. But the time distance'being I h., .;■*■--■ , .1 ii, " M mill.. Hie instant of sunrise occurs an One glance now at all tin cut- will !!l1"1 no more than anybody ewe. minutes sooner at Sain than at St. Louis ,.., , .11 , i - - ! and about 30 minutes sooner at Phlladeluhta show that;at the equator the days and j than at \-.un. ' • Copyright, i-:«; to Helen M Mason si. Louis, Mo. How to Send Money. In making remittances, semi Post )fllce Money orders for amounts of me dollar and upwards: stamps will ie accepted for smaller amounts, In io case scud bank drafts or checks. Ye will not accept them. slake yonr letters shorter, and we'll irint more of 'em. globe. Days and nights are at that date of equal length everywhere; and, taking our observations at the same hour of the clock- that we did on June 21 (a), Sitka and Behring Strait have not yet risen up to say good morning. After this the days in the north grow still shorter, and in the south longer, as appears in Figure 5, and on December 21 (see Fig. 3) the conditions of June 21 are reversed. St. Louis, at the same hour of the clock at which we first ob served it (a), is just rising to the light: Main hi has been about a half hour up, and Philadelphia, although so much Figure 3.—December 21. the polo no point can have a sunless night until the shadow touches it. The nearer our explorers approach to the pole the greater is their number of suc cessive days without anight, until at the pole itself from March 21 till Septem ber 23 the sun is seen circling round and round the horizon, once around for every twenty-four hours, low at first, high.-I- at midsummer, then lower, tin FIGURE 4.— August 5, May 5. FIGURE 5, ember .">. February 5. 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 20 cts, each, cult buttons ."I.") cents per pair. Order today. National Secretary's office, Edison, Wash. Bandies cf 10 or more to one address for one-half cent per copy farther west than Nain, about half an hour longer still: and Nain's short day will end before our clocks in St. Louis have told us it is half-past one. All north of the Arctic Circle is in dark ness at this date, and all south of the Antarctic in the light, while all the rest of the southern hemisphere is en joying a lengthened day. and the rest of the northern a lengthened night. After this the earth moves south again in its orbit, and on March 21 receives the sun's rays just as it did on Septem ber 23. We glanced at Figures 4 and 5, and til at the end of the time It drop* out of sight, not to appear until March 21 comes round again. Before and after December 21 we have the same experience with our nights above the Arctic Circle that we have with our days in Summer, .lust within the circle there are two nights without a day, farther north more nights without a day. and at the pole Laundry Machinery Needed We very much need a 24 inch extrac tor, and would like any laundry machinery which is in good working , order. INDUS! creedou in bundles of 10, to one address, He per copy. Give your neighbors a Socialist surprise party for a few weeks by distributing a few bundles, Sismmk CHILDREN'S GORNER. Communications for this department should be addressed to Miss Helen J. Wescott, State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas. "Then deep within my own heart, Softly this I heard; Kach heart holds the secret. 'Kindness' is the word." —John Boyle O'REILLY. Dear Children- Is it not time the fairies appeared in our corner'/ Here is our first fairy story. THE FAIRY LOVING HEART. Once upon a time when the fairies danced in the moonlight upon the green moss on summer nights, there was among them one little fairy who danced more merrily than all the rest, and laughed and sang more gaily; but sometimes when the danc ing was at its merriest this little fairy, whose name was Loving Heart, would leave the circle of the dancers and wander slowly away Into the wood alone. For a long time none of the fairies knew why he left them, nor why' he always came back more slowly than he went, and with his head drooping and tears falling from his eyes. But after a time the fairies began to follow him. and they found that he always left the wood and went to some home among the mortals where those who loved had hardened their hearts toward one another so that love could no longer find a place to enter. For it had come to pass in those days that when the heart grew hard in the bosom of a mortal.though but for the speaking of one unkind word, there was no power known by which it might be again made tender or the door opened to the banished love outside. And always when this happened the fairy Loving Heart, however merrily he was dancing in the moonlight, was drawn away and could not choose but seek and weep in bitter sorrow over the poor hardened heart that had lost its life and lay like a dead thing in the bosom of the unhappy mortal. But ail the tears of Loving Heart ceuld not soften what had once grown hard, ami so he came back always with his head drooping and his tears still falling, and would .-it apart. hearing neither the jests nor laugh ter of his companions, but thinking if there might not be some way for him to soften these poor, hard hearts that he had seen. At last one day when he had come from a home where two sisters had grown angry aml might never love each other more, he was sadder than he had ever been, and sat and wept long and sorrowfully, for it scene to fairy Loving Heart that there was no life but love, and he wished more earnestly than ever that he might find some way,even through great suf fering, to help such hearts grow ten der once again. And as he sat there weeping he heard a voice, so soft that he knew not whether he should listen to his own heart beating, or to a voice out side: so low it was that he had need to check his sobs that ho might hear and understand. ••Sweet fairy Loving Heart," the voice • said, "that way is found but only by great pain." But fairy Lov ing Heart said; '"Show me the wav," "If." said the voice." for every harsh or unkind thought or word born in the heart of an; mortal, you will receive the wound yourself, for the shock caused by a broken law of love must somewhere be endured—then it shall come to pass that through your pain the wronged hearts shall forgive and love once more— and the hard ened hearts grow soft again: and your life shall not he spent unto death while you shall have the will to sutler for the help of these poor mortals. The voice ceased, and Loving Heart could hear no more, though he listen ed long, and stilled the coming and going of his breath that he might hear the better. When he found there were no other words for him to hear he rose from his scat an,' bade farewell to his merry companions, for he knew that he should dance and sing no more so long as unkind words and thoughts should be among the mortals. And thus did Loving Heart go forth upon his mission up and down upon the earth, and thus it is that since that time there is forgiveness among those who love, and hard hearts melt and love again returns and still And Loving Heart still wanders up and down, through palace and cot tage, among rich and poor alike, wherever an unkind thought or word is born upon the earth: and only when harsh words shall cease, and love shall reign supreme in every hu man breast, i an Loving Heart lie free from pain, or know the healing of his wounds. And whenever a harsh word is left unspoken,or a harsh thought changed to one of gentleness and love, then Loving Heart grows stronger: and in this alone is the hope and meaning of his mission, for in the fulness of time it shall come to pat that his stay among the mortals shall become a joy undreamedof yet, a joy that all who live upon the earth can help to bring more near by healing always with the tender word of love, the wounds of Loving Heart.