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I DEN AO V'OCAT E. KAN, H. McUilm Editor J, P, l.ir.ebumflr Aflfiociaia Ed. F. N. Nuwhouiu, Buamos Manage. OHictM'iH KtmmiM Hl:;i( Allmnee. I'rrnMcr.l U. II. ('U'CVil ( 'i ju I u iil,;' Vli'i'-I'lrn. W, II, l:ilHI.K AlU'ilHlil, t.f.'i'i l.ny -J. II. I'iucmu, Ilui'ilmi. 'i'mmivy- II. H in j ii .v C!uii'ilu-.l. I', Wait. I'iitiiTwm. L.tdurt'i'- ,. I-. Dli'hINHuN M.'liili'll. AhM. uii'tr-Van M. I'lnnm: Ni'i.t.nl. )(Mili'i'Mr.lniMtrt('iKiiH..v Wlnflit. AK'4. Iiiiii!i.'('1iit-A, V', T.V Vl.oit NVrtloii, nt ;ui;H-L M. IIovt D.'Urr. ItuMiifK t Atti.-t'. A. Tvi.kii is.irrfon. JlAheiHoi'lmportnnoc to every AIII- to n'"M'iir In tho ml- umrwof tl:0 ADVOCATE. Hiilwcrlbn 1KMV iintl kTl JIOHtcU. Do Von'.' Wiint In k''i fully Ksit'il on AlIliiiH'i' mutt'TV. ln J'iii iwiiit the AllliiH'i'to hiii iTt'il iniil i'iiii WlliliU' to IU HUccrHM'.11 ' lie ynit unit U) l'tiul U liuM ami "lillt'Nrt Ilrt"iiihl(in of your licavi'ii-lwrn il;.'hl. m tilli m i.f t.in! null. J). you want ciiroiirairiniMit In Ilic fi)flit. you il iv li.uMiU upiilii.4 tin' nj iii'iTitii'i if M.I' n.xl:t,i :ui.l i'1'lvili p'N'.' Iiiijmii wavlii tnu urnl Mahvuil fil tnl fui' U,v r.iii:i'' JfjoiKlin'uLttlir Ahvooatk, rrnilnrnl jiomli'1' i,wr H. vimi'i mill li'l iik Iwiir (rum yon w hrn yen li.tvriiuytluiix In Niiy In wlwiinvtlio IiiIi-ivhIi 44 ll, c AliliuiH'. I It'll ih. iui'1 vi' will lii-lp J mi. Tin KUU(i Allium) K.ihniife. In consideration of tho suporlativo . import.uco of tlio successful ivitub Jishuicnt of tho State Exchange, wo fool jiutiJ.iod in again willing tho at tention of Sub-Alliances to tho nocos Kiily of prompt action in subscribing for tuo capital stock. Willi Mio larg- i 1 . 1 ' II ! f'.st com crop ever prouueou m huh '"'Kumtry, and ilio prospective rices under tho oM system and in tho old , tnurkrtM, tho iniportunro oC diverting jhis crop into now channels, and ef fecting its sale by different agencies an scarcely bo estimatoiL It is sim- i y a question for tho farmer to an swer, whether In) will voluntarily sub scribe to a general fund for which he jvill receive a certificate of stork that will entitle him to a permanent inter- J. II 1 . 11.. .11 it . t . ci ii in me exeuuogo, auaiu an uie o'.'ii elit4 th;it will certainly aoeruo from tho liuccoM.sful conduct of it afi'airrt. or whether ho will continue as in the years that are past to pny a much j-reiiter' Involuntary trihuto to tho ' "'V ::l,'er: and .shysters of tho produce . a '"! i.nf.;o. Thero is no middle ground l;uir;; Vnthejio two po;sitionH. If tsomo V atd A'unuot bo done to take the :afe wiVndo out of tho handrf of tin? ' Ix)sjoM who now control prices h'j'.run tjupnlato tho markets, there is Wbter lii1 fi'om,' imd no iu;si.;nablo v, is a hjho t ribute they wtll continue !nm (TrMit nrriilnrtivo iti- An exflc n L not air'1 00UIr' ullot terri JU conrm0 ono dollar or j r dollars to enable theni to tlnd I .( . ore prolltablo market for your W they mmply dictnto tho price r.hall accept and if tho world's nd justiiivH an advance, tliey and on profit pnncipaliy by tho trana 4 uVb It is tho samo with live stock. 1 "rsno leiittm;ito volution ln- l.iil( lu0prjc0 0 )j00jou f00; nmj on i,e nanu. ju jmy jjjuft ixi this conn Mother: Iinj y- not bo in tho fn ;Lod yho farmer is in a positio: v i ami ),aVc Homotbing to say as AnOnlUho t.hall accept for 14s ' i .; you "y i-.tock. ' ' JJIiuh time lmn been anmnui d and much lnl or e.ip( ndnl in ( iTcin;y tho organization of tlio I'uruicri' Alliimco and nnu h rntl.nxim m has been mani ft nled in the vctk. If, however, members of ,Snb-All:i,.nces dimply con tinue lo hold tltcir regular niectlns atidii:aiut!iin their county, diV.trict ar.d dtato rwv-M ntativo iitliorin.s and expect n lief from thei-'e, while in'lectint: th niepun ti'Iojt( for tho advancement of their interests, they will bo doomed to inevitable dis appointment. Organization confers no advnntnoM, except tho ability to eo.'iccntral.o ovan'vM forei lr tho advancement of npproved mi-asnresj and if our oruni:af ion is to bo inef- ncicntmtlusrt-hilit' ,u? M . w'11 bo abimdonedatoncc. Ih first cs- Hential work of every asocial ion of men. for whatever purpose, U to er teml and hlren-rthen its orjanization mid iaultiply tla numljers of its mem bers. In thin coanisti its iowei and and upon this depemh its nnccess. Tho power of uumlKTft is of bo avail however, mile's its fore can bo con trolled, directed and concentrated up on the focal object to bo accomplish ed. Tho first slops toward hucco.ss have been enlluisin.'.ticv.lly taken by tho Farmers' Alliance. Tii" orwnd- atiou has Iwa mvOieiimtly o.itendi d, its membership has booeuio sufficient ly numerous to justify tho imuu.'m-a- tion of active work. Tho neeesM'ry euuipmoiit of the fttuto Kxchimo is tho first practicnl htep toward' the lu- KinninjLf of this work. Will our mem bers hesitate upon tho threshold imd delay thojiencies provided for their relief? Wo do not .beJievo that they will. Wehavo visited sovond Mi?b Alliances siuvo our i.taemoefm, and in allwoiiml n disposition maniiVst to respond promptly to the cull for nwif h'oient fund to msuro kucc(is in the business for which th Exchange ises tablihheil. In K ino the provisions of tho conn. itul ion iwo net thoroughly undorhtood, brt when satisfactorily ex l.iiued there is no disposition to cavil over minor differences of opin ion in regard to details. We predict a liberal t;ubseription toth" stock, and if each farmer can realize a very email advance upon the products of the present yeav as ho undoubtedly will, lie will be far more than compensated for any investment ho is called upon to make. AX lNQl'lS&TlON. We publish in this issue under the above title the editorial of tho Kan sas City Titm'Hhi relation to tho investigation of tho dressed beef combine by the senatorial committee. Tho Timts in this article entirely ig nores all facts and places itself square ly on record as tho champion of ono of the most gigantic swindles of these degenerate times. Wo do not have to depend upon Senator Vest's com mittee for a knowledge of tho exist ence or tho iniquitious schemes of this great combiue. It is a fact well known to every reader of t ho current news of tho day and to every observer of cur rent events that thero has been tho decline in tho price of live stock that is shown by the testimony before the committee. It is a fact that this de cline in tho price of beef cattle on foot has not been attended by a cor- wpOnwi.t decluiO" (l i-k Mock. It is n fact that flock ra,... have been compelled to hribmit to vx tortionato p.tock yard charges and communions, and that mdes ofhtoek can bo effected in no other way than by submission to these impositions. Tin Tunc utterly ignores these facts and stigmatizes tho investigations of tho senatorial committee by tho igno minious titlo of an inquisition. Tho Time nays: "Kansas City's most I important manufacturing industry is threatened. Establishments which ( mplny neveral thbusand hands and maintain a rent utock market are wantonly assailed. Business proces ses built up by largo investments of capital and scientific appliances are to bo Jeopardized by a man who has novor hesitated to abuse to tho utmost j of his otnena power to attain mo smallest personal end." Tho Times forgets that tho great iMmVuHnnd r;tatoi-and territories u:v- on which these important industries depend for their supplies, are larger and of far greater importance to tho public than Kansas City. It seems to bo forgotten also that tho present prosperity and importance of these great corporations has been purchased at tho expenso of the common inter ests of tho people, so that while the coriorations have increased in wealth and grown in powers thu wealth of the oeoplo has diminished and their in dustries have been paralyzed by tho oppressions to which they have be n subjected. Tho fact is overlooked that "Kansas City's most important industry" which is so seriously t hreat ened by tho facts developed in past and pending investigations, has not only been a constant menace but an actual power of perpetual evil to ono of tho greatest and most important industries of tho entire west. "The business processes built up by largo investments of capital, and the scien ti lie appliances" that are ro seriously jeopardized consist largely of proces ses and appliances for tho systematic robbery both of tho producer and the consumer and tho Time will hardly undertako tho task of controverting this proposit ion. If tho patronage of tho Tim c.s depended upon those who are interested in these great corpor ations it would not bo difficult to un derstand its position upon this sub ject; but tho people are not at present in a mood to overlook a justification of the business methods which arc known to characterize tho corporate bodies that now control tho great stock markets of tho west, and such justilication by any journal at this time will certainly bo received with decided disapprobation by tho masses. Tho Times must know that any per manent prosperity of Kansas City or its lugitimato industries must depend upon tho permanent prosperity of tho agricultural industries of tho country tributary to that city! and if any cor poration adopts such methods as tend to paralyze such agricultural indus tries, it matters not how great may be the temporary local prosperity it brings to Kansas City, it is ft short sighted policy that sludl regard it us legitimato or worthy even of local sup port or justification. 1KUN- HOJlK The above reunion will bo l.f -hi at Arkansas City, f iept, 1(1 V III, inclu sive. ' Preparations for a grand tiiao havo been mat lo. Tho program in cludes addresses by Governors L. r. Humphry, of Kansas, and A. V. Hovi Y, ot Indians, Vendors Ingnlei and l'iuml), am! other prominent men. Tho grand pan,d. Friday, l iepl embi r l.'t, will bo tin iiiiest over made in tho Southwest. It will bo participated in by tho companion of U. S. cavalrr, in fantry and artiJjory, the Third itegi ment of II. It. Knightsof Pythias, and hundreds of tho veterans of IKlil. C. The harvest drama,' entitled "Tho Feast of Ceres," will bo presented in a street pageant Friday night, lliis spectacular display represents tho uoddess Ceres, Goddess of He, ICani and z,y;j,'Ui wno will enter thi city in her chariot, followed by a train of divinities, typifying tho periods from tho sowing of tho Koed to tho gather ing of the grain, aud tho offering by the Goddess of her bounties in tho Temple of tho Gods. Tho "Santa Fo Kouto" will sell lickel s to this reunion from all points in Kansas at ono faro for the round trip. Tickets on nalo September t) to inclusive, good to return until September 20. For full praticulars call on R A. Waovck, Agent A. T. & S. P. It. it., Menden, or addre:s Gi:o. T. Nicholson, 0. T. '! T. A., A. T. k H. F. T.. It. Tonxv, Kansas. wn.fi lioiiDTiinm wnihvr. The following is an extract from n letter received by Walter N. Allen ptvsidentof tjio Farmers' Federation, in relation to the convention of wheat growers to bo held at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 23rd. This letter bears tho sumo tenor as hundreds received. Fdmond, Kan., Sept 1st, Walter N. Allen, Dour Bir:-I have 2,rM bushels of wheat in the stack aud feci interested in tho price of cereals. I am in a gen eral way opposed to combines and trusts. Jlut I (um'omiiclh'tl to pro tect vnj:wlfuu(l frtmilrj while engaged in fanning. I will hold my wheat until after the St. Louis convention, and as much longer as possible if in structed by tho Federation. ltesp). yours, T.U.WAnr. V nre in receint of tho first num ber of tho Valley Pulls JtymMcrm h new paper edited and published by flea Harmon. It is n bright clean sheet exhibiting evidtmco of former experience of tho editor in newspaper work, and presenting idtogether pleas ing appearance. It is to bo Republican in politics, and if conducted in a spirit consistent with its declaration of pol icy, will become a valuablo factor in tho politics of this part of tho State. A Republican paper "faithful, fearless and freo" should bo a welcome visit ant to every fireside and will undoubt edly meet with a generous support. We wish the new paper success. A card from A. E. Dickinson, Stato Lecturer, from Douglass Co., informs us that ho has organized two Sub-Alliances in that county this week and reports tho prospect bright for mak ing the county solid in a short time. Do not forget the special meeting of tho county Alliance at Oskaloosa on the Uth. Let every Sub-Alliance bo represented.