ITquTiTy GOLONY NOTES |
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■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
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
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
—Everybody busy and getting all
—We are not ashamed to be called
—The health of Equalityites is at
the top notch.
—Dr. Arnold gave a lecture Wed
nesday evening on "Health and Dis
—The porkers have been treated to
a large and commodious pen further
—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
—The money has been paid for our
sawmill and it will soon be in use.
Then look out for a building boom in
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
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
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
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
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
—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
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
—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
—Quite a number of reform publi
cations are sending our library cop
ies of their paper. They have our
—Who said tomatoes wouldn't ripen
here? We find it easy enough and
will turn them out on a large scale
—Our postage bill is by no means
microscopic, but it is no use kicking,
you cannot stop a socialist hum writ
—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
—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
—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
—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
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
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
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
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.
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
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE.
To Dine and for Lunch. This Country
will please you, and so will this
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
Quintessence of Socialism,
The Drift of Our Time.Parsons 10c
The Concentration of Wealth,
Edward Irving 5c
How to Organize 3
Application Blanks 20c
Receipt Blanks 15c
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.
No 5. Brotherhood, Prof. Frank
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PRESIDENT JOHN SMITHS
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For estimates address BOX A, this office.
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Send for a price list of what you wish
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EDISON. SKAGIT CO., WASH.
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