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#• . -—— f ■H. W. Halladay President I G. K. Pelton ) Bureau of £}£ & Dennis McCoy Secretary Alex. Pugh J- Correspond- & W Alex. Pueh Treasurer |W.C. B. Randolph ence. 5 • & The Machinery Fund. The subscriptions to the machinery fund are steadily increasing. It is a winner. Every little counts. It is a work for humanity, and you and I ami all of us arc in it. Now watch this list grow: W. C. B. Randolph * 10 00 A. Mitchell » °° L. Klamroth 50 00 A. Hudson 200 00 Charles Hart . 10 00 Fat Boyle « ,HI P. A. Peterson 1" 00 J. B. Ault "> 00 0. B. Fisher '>° (MI D.F. Boissevain 5 00 John Hart 15 00 Louis Okerlund ;>0 00 A friend 300 00 J. W. Robinson 2 00 J. A. Becker JO 00 Joseph Bllllngsley 125 00 J. K. Turner, monthly ■» 00 M. V. Dade 50 00 Geo. Jaap J 00 Chas. Buckle J 00 Wm. Gearhart •> 00 L. Yockey 1° ,M) D. D. Herriman 1 IK> L. F. Herrick '0 G.W.Daniels *-00 Ivar Sabo 1 00 John Berg 50 Otto Stewhoff °B W. K. Giles 5 00 Mrs. Justine Ekelund 50 A sympathizer 50 Martin Johnson ,50 Peter Nelson 5 •'" Carl Hoffman 10 00 John Summers - 00 J. A. Notes -0 00 A. S. Bvars 1 °° W. F. Cook SO J. H. Nosovitch 2 00 Leland Sanstrom ■> 00 Denis McCoy "> 00 .T.B.Alt » 00 Thus. Peacock. 5 00 (has. Hart....'. 3 00 John Paris ■"' 00 A. L. Young 3 "(l Jas. Elliott - 00 —Co-operation means peace ami plenty. —Everybody busy and getting all he makes. —We are not ashamed to be called socialists. —The health of Equalityites is at the top notch. —Dr. Arnold gave a lecture Wed nesday evening on "Health and Dis ease." —The porkers have been treated to a large and commodious pen further from town. —The laundry work for all these socialists is a big job. Some machine ry is needed. —Mrs. Olsen, the superintendent of cuisine, has bought some new dishes. Think it's time. —It is not hard work but continuous work that counts. We do it that way in co-operation. , —In gathering vegetables we speak of wagon loads. Nothing less than that would phase this big family. —The barn is ready for the shingles. It is quite an imposing structure, 52 feet from the ground to the comb. —The correspondence bureau are doing some overtime work just now, writing half the night and all day on Sunday. —The money has been paid for our sawmill and it will soon be in use. Then look out for a building boom in Kquaiity. —The Mt. Vernon Argus, a weekly county paper, does us the honor to publish a column sketch of the BCC and Kquality colony. We gratefully return thanks. —Bro. Oerklund made a neat book case for the colony library. He says it will not be long until the carpen ters can make nice furniture for all its members. —The band boys are making things hideous with the noise of the horns. Each toots his own born, and with the progress they are making will soon be able to give ii.- some line music. r —Bro.Burgess of Fayetteville,Ark., ■ recent arrival, has rolled up his sleeves, spit on his hands, and pitched into the work as though he meant It. He has tiled his application for mem bership. —It is truly gratifying the way the pledges to the machinery fund are coming in. "Confidence is restored." The good work continuing for a few months more will see our new sawmill running. —Comrades Bertrand and William Aust of Streator, 111., arrived this week, and after taking a square look at Kquality in the rough, called for some application blanks. Don't know what they wanted with them. —About every so often some young fellows walk up the hills to the school house, light it up and tune their fid dles and dlow their bugles and here comes a crowd of merry ones who have a hop and good time. —The roof is about finished over our big barn. It now looks bigger than ever. l.ro. Robert Young who has been out at work for a month has resumed his post in Equality. —The correspondence bureau is get ting a large mail. The number of our friends is on the increase. —The Palladium of Olympia has an outline of Edison colony. Verily the people are good to us. —The mechanics are making a thingumajig to boil clothes in. The laundry folks are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the experiment. —A young comrade here in Equali ty colony wants a book on steam en gineering. Some one having a second hand one would do a favor to present it to our library. —Misses Myrta and Edith Burgess who recently came with their parents from Arkansas, are doing service for socialism by waiting on table. They add much to the social side of life in Equality. The fishing brothers have decided that they will discontinue fishing for a few weeks. The fish don't seem to bite any more. In that respect they are far and away ahead of the Amer ican voting kings. —This is tine weather for the boys to gather and burn the black remnants of our slashing. Our sus tenance is to come out of this land pretty soon, so we can make no delay in getting it ready for the plow. —We had several visitors at our general assembly last Saturday. It is the unanimous opinion of them all that our meetings are the most inter esting,decorous and instructive of any meetings of ''laboring men they ever saw. The boys are practicing on their brass band. They have ten instru ments and say they need more. To hear them toot at nights you would not think they needed any more. Oh,' well, that part of it is all right, as they are learning to make some good music. You don't hear anyone here com plain that he is too poor to have a house. We do things in a different way here. If a man gives his life force for the best interests of the people he is entitled to the comforts of a home, and when men and lumber can be spared, all will have a home in their turns. —Local Union No. 2 of Dayton, Ohio sends five dollars to the sawmill fund through their treasurer, Bro. Thomas Peacock. They want same credited to membership for some wor thy brother whom they will designate in the future. That is right, boys, we will, with your co-operation, build homes for thousands of worthy broth ers. Some short sighted people come here and see our log houses and work ing clothes and other crude arrange ments and get the idea that these are permanencies, and they don't like so cialism. All right, if you cannot look ahead with us to the time when our labor can make all the nice and beau tiful things we want, why you have our permission to retire. —We wish to impress upon the minds of the reserves and all those that contemplate coming to Kquality that we are still in the pioneer stage, and those who come must expect to give up some luxuries, and habits, for the sake of seeing this movement succeed. Some sacrifice of personal feelings and privileges is necessary. The social advantages one obtains by being a member of Kquality are worth Immensely more than the personal discomforts endured for a short time as pioneers. —The benefits of co-operation are illustrated by referring to the saw mill we lately purchased. We bought it for about one-quarter of what the owner paid for it. Why did he thus dispose of It? Because he could not make a living by its use in competi tion with the colossal machinery of the trusts. In order for him to run the mill at all he must sell lumber at a certain price. This he could not do at a profit. So the machinery stood idle. Now on the other hand, we by co-operation can take the mill and make lumber for ourselves. We are not particularly concerned as to whether we get out lumber at just so much per thousand feet. We cannot lose on-it anyway. A day or two longer on a bill of lumber is all that can come against us. Under co-opera tion the mill will be run every day.no shut downs, no interest to pay, no wages to keep up. And all that the plant can turn out is all ours. In the case of co-operation vs. competition, verdict for plaintiff. EDISON, SKAGIT COUNTY, WASH., SATURDAY.-SEPTEMBER 3,1898. —Denis McCoy can sell you a tailor made suit "out of sight." Ask those who have bought of him. —The producer is entitled to all of his product. The wage system will not permit this, but co-operation does. —Quite a number of reform publi cations are sending our library cop ies of their paper. They have our thanks. • # —Who said tomatoes wouldn't ripen here? We find it easy enough and will turn them out on a large scale next year. —Our postage bill is by no means microscopic, but it is no use kicking, you cannot stop a socialist hum writ ing letters. —Bro. Pugh holds down his job at the saw mill and attends to the duties of treasurer on the side. He is busier than is good for him. —We received a letter a few days back addressed to "The Quality Colo ony."' No sir, thank you, we are just plain everyday people. —The shoemaking department is pegging away, making a 93.50 shoe for 92. We intend to increase the ca pacity of the department very soon. —It is great sport for the Equality boys to pile wood on the stumps in our streets and then burn them. We can spare the stumps and it amuses the boys. —A team used in hauling lumber to the barn took fright and ran away, smashing up the wagon and harness, but fortunately doing no other dam age. —Ed Pelton says that a man would starve on white bread. He knows it because he tried it and lived three days longer off graham than he did on white bread. —The shingle mill was running a couple of days this week to cover the tarn. If we had more power we would keep that mill hot, but just be easy— there is a hen on. —Quite a large room, several sew ing machines and women busy run ning them—that's our sewing depart ment. They work, but are not sing ing the "song of the shirt." —As soon as we can get enough machinery going to ensure the sta bility and self-support of Equality, then we will have any quantity of other plants as donations. Courage and good cheer, brothers, and hasten that self-supporting point by increas ing our machinery. "Bread is the staff of life," is a truth disputed by no one who has ever partaken of that baked by Comrade W. C. Davis in the Equality bakery, whether in the form of loaves, rolls or biscuits. It has tl. peculiar char acteristic of always being fresh even if a week old. Comrade Davis is cer tainly an artist in his line. —We have received word from Bro. Klamroth, who is on the road working for the B C C as organizer, that there is a chance to get a second hand don key engine cheap. Would not that be good news? We have secured the saw mill now for certain and such prospects for a donkey engine. Who thought when the machinery fund was started that it would forge ahead so rapidly and successfully? A little longer at it and we will be Independ ent of the trusts. A Pleasant Outing. Among the pleasant days to be re membered were last Saturday and Sunday spent in enjoying a camp out and a sail on the bay. A party of twenty-two, burdened with huge bas kets of provisions, rolls of blankets, guns, and umbrellas, met shortly af ter the noon hour, Saturday, at the most popular place in Equality, the dining hall, and from there walked to the boat landing at Blanchard, and boarded the sloop "Progress," bound for Kllza Island. The sweet strains of the violin, guitar and clarionet, mingled with the gentle voices of the party raised in song, made the hours pass swiftly, and when the shades of evening were falling reached their destination. The vacant buildings, left as memories of what was once a summer resort, were occupied as headquarters for the night. After a lunch around a camp tire, dancing was indulged in to while away the evening hours. Lanterns were hung on the walls of the long shadowy ball room, the moon light gleamed across the bay through the open casements to light up the smiling faces, and the music echoed through the room to lighten the tired feet, and not until a late hour did the parties seek their pillows, of hay for a little repose. The next morning was spent In wandering over the beach, and then a fine sail around the island and home. A wagon and team to convey the luggage and mementoes was one of the pleasant features of the return home. Among those who composed the party were: Mrs. C. K. Pelton, Misses Erie and Florence Pelton, Mabelle Odell. Edith and Myrta Burgess, Hat tie Fisher, Maude Turner. Kate Hal laday, Messrs. Ernest Halladay.Alex. Pugh, Barry, A. L. Young,Geo. Jaap, C. Coc iran, Hudson, . Marcus, George Odell, I. H. Nosovitch.O. E.Williams, D. McCoy, S. Palbitska, B. Savage. George Gould is trying to evade bis lair share of war taxes. He says that, the 16,000,000 bequeathed him by the late Jay Gould was not a gift, but a .salary of $500,000 a year for a period of ten years. Members and friends intending to visit Equality colony for a day or two should endeavor to do so on Saturdays ami Sundays. Saturday is a half holi day and members will be more at liber ty to enlighten their guests. ft BLUE PRINT MAP OK Skagit County. WasninQton, Showing the location of "Equality," has been specially prepared and is for for sale by EUGENE HIGGINS, of Bat tle Creek, Mich.. 23c. 8*" Send all orders direct to Bro. Higgins. Coming to WasnhiQton? When you come here to look around - and examine the wonderful re sources of our land and climate, you may wander into the neighborhood of MT. VERNON, Skagit County. If you do call at the Evergreen Restaurant, OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE. To Dine and for Lunch. This Country will please you, and so will this Restaurant. WASHINGTON SALVE You should always keep a box of Washington Salve WHY? in the house. Because it is the best all-around salve obtainable. That's why! It cures old and new sores, cuts, excoriations (blistered hands), chilblains, etc. Price. 16c. a box. I YES, and don't forget to add to your order a ten-cent package of Hi C Court Plaster, None better made -.' It is made on line silk of trie best material obtainable. Address, E. E. H. It C C Edison. Wash. tyILLA RD M. KING, o. d. s. * DENTIST « llartson Block, Mi. Vernon, Wash. BOOKS AND TRACTS. Equality, by Bellamy $1 ub A Plea for Communism, Baker. 5 Civilization Civilized, May bell. 10 Merrie England, Blatchford.... 10 Looking Backward, Bellamy... : .")oc.and 1 00 Ten Men of Money Island, Nor ton -.. 10 Caesar's Column, Donnelly 50 The Co-Operative Common wealth, Gronlund 50 Our Country's Need, Prof. Prank Parsons 25 Quintessence of Socialism, Schanie 15 The Drift of Our Time.Parsons 10c The Concentration of Wealth, Edward Irving 5c How to Organize 3 Per 100 Constitution 20c Application Blanks 20c Receipt Blanks 15c Per doz Local Union Report Blanks.... 5c B. C. C. TRACTS PER 100. No 1. Socialistic Points, Helen M. Mason 25c No 3. Safest and Best Insurance, N. W. Lermond, 25c No 4. Workings and Trend of B. C. C. Colonization, Rev. Geo. Candee 25c No 5. Brotherhood, Prof. Frank Parsons 25c Remit by P. O. money order. National Secretary, Edison, Wash. PRESIDENT JOHN SMITHS I It I tttry of emu** art** apt)** < ■ tt it* mmmm *i n* umtni i mum. J P CVKHY man who Is being robbed by the pre*- \ C V. *Nt t"c!il system ought to read it. We are J i selling a thousand a week. An Illustrated book C I of ISO largo page* with haod .ii:. enamel > % rover. Frederick \ ptifttu Adama, i>n<lof C I tho editor* of '"'*■ A>#r Tint*, is the author. \ X It la will worth M cents, but we believe if you «* f road It you will help us veil many copies, so \ \ mention this paper, send a mitrrr rflwf and J C yon will get the book by return mall. lietter \ \ send another dime for copy of Irk Saw Time. J C "bett reform mogaolne In the world." Address % > CMAKLKH H. KfcKK * iniriN), PakllUWra, 1 Y^ *"* tiaroea fill Mark, « MOtfOi C NOTICE! INVENTORS. We are now prepared to promptly make patterns, draw designs, construct models, and otherwise assist Inventors In all details of designing, drawing and construction. For estimates address BOX A, this office. IV 423 I Handled. Rented. Sold or Money Invested. ST"" 1. * • By real estate FT CTiIT/> broker of many W—3*^ ICM 1 *C* years experience and success. Ad dress BOX C, this office. look Here! Where are you going to get your SEEDS and PLANTS for the coining planting season? lam going to send to the Equality Nurse ries. They have the best of everything, from a Strawberry Plant to a Tree. Send for a price list of what you wish to plant and they will gladly send list with prices. On orders of fc or more will give a year's subscription to Indus trial FREEDOM. Address EQUALITY NURSERIES, Edison, Wash. FFNfiF^ and ,pon '"Work of FLIIULc) All Descriptions R™^ /Cy^^^^>oJ[Brc 5^ PT ™ 5T 5^ -' We can now furnish estimates on IRON FENCES, VERANDAS, FIRE ESCAPES. Etc., Etc. -"'';>.' Address, BOX M, tills officej PUSH SOCIALIST PROPAGANDA. JUST PRINTED FOR THE BROTHER HOOD: ASPECIALB. C. C. EDITION OF CIVILIZATION CIVILIZED, With Blue Covers Containing B. C. C. Matter: 10 cents per Copy; 75 cents per Dozen; $6.00 per Hundred. Bellamy's New Book—"EQUALITY." Publisher's Price $1.25. Our Price to Members $1.00. A PLEA FOR COMMUNISM [Fine]: 5 cents per Copy. 35 cents per Dozen. B. 6. C. LfIPEL™ GUFF BUTTONS. Members should wear the Brotherhood Emblem: The Rising Sun of the Co operative Commonwealth, Lapel But tons In blue for children, white for women, and red for men. Order by colors. Price 20 cents each. Cuff buttons in red, white, light and dark blue, and light green, at 35 cents per pair. Address, BROTHERHOOD OF THE COOPER COMMONWEALTH. EDISON. SKAGIT CO., WASH. PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF Equality Golony, Buildings and Grounds. Printery and B G G Headquarters. THIRTY CENTS EACH. The Set of 16 Different Views for $3. at Remit by P. O. Money Order. Bank Checks, Drafts, and Express Orders not accepted. Send all Orders to -... s ... B. C. C, Edison, Wash. Fono ■ stenografy! I THE RAPID AND READABLE § SHORTHAND. 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