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THE ADVOCATE OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. NATIONAL FAUMKK.V ALLIATI CitC AND INDUNTHIAL UNION. rreuldmit L I.. Polk, Vah!ri,(t,on, I). C. Vlco-rrctilclcnt. . . . II. J I. Hover, Cnilrldfl, Km. Hwrwlary J. II. Turner, WanblriKtoii, I). 0. Lecturer J. F. WMIti, McLouth, Km. KANSAS VA KM KUtt' ALLIANCE AND INDUSTRIAL UNION. FretiMent Frnrik McOrath. Ilelott. Vlco-I'renldont Mn. F.lt. Vlekcry, F-mnorta, Hwrorarv J. H Krviuth. Tooeka. Treasurer A. (!. F.a.tr, ISurllniiiino Iuturer Van H. 1 minor. (J'Murnwui, Aaiiliitant lecturer H. M. .Scott, Mcpherson CITIZENS' ALLIANCE OUT KANSAS. Pruildent I), C, Zercher. 0!ath. Kan. Vie rr'Hili'nt.,Ira 1). KelloKR, Columbus, Kan. tfwy..V. lr. Klirhunirn, Cottonwood Valln, Man Treasurer W. JI. Porter, Ohwcko, Kan. Lecturer ft. II. hnyder. Kliu'miui, Kan, K remit tve Com milts r,.Ut rtlntrtct, John HUd- tfrd; VikI dhtrlct, It. It. Foy; Bd district, O. Mil;4th district, d W. Marsh, Chairman, To tmkit, KAunas; M.l) district, A. Ilenquonet; Cth dlHfjlct, W. At. Taylor; 7tn Ulutrlct, Mrs. M. K. OFFICIAL. At the late annual meeting of the na tional convention of the F. A. anil I. U., h&ld at Ocala, Florida, a plan of organ izlng congressional district alliances was recommended, to act as an adjunct to the State Alliance. Therefore I recommend the call for a congressional district alli ance convention to bo held at the various places and times of mooting In the sev eral districts as follows: Flmt ConRreHHloiial Dlatrtct-Valley Falls, Jan uary II, 1H1I. Hocond Congressional District Ottawa, Jan uary u IHOI. Third Concessional lintr1ct Chorry Vale, January 17, lmn. Fourth Congressional District Emporia, Jan uary 17, iml. Fifth Congressional Dlatrtct Clay Center, January li, I mi l. Hlxth Congressional Dlstrlct-Htockton, Febru ary 7, IH'M. flovtmtn Congressional PlHtrlct-Hutchlnson, January 31, lmtl, FltANK McOUATII, President Htate Alliance. , OFFICIAL, Tbe Mortgage IndebtdneM of Kan. At the recent meeting of the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union at Ocala, Florida, the following resolu tion was adopted: In view of tlio mountain of mortice debt heaped ujou our people, through tha uujimt tl- nanelal system enacted during and since our un fortunate civil ntrtfo. and the notorious unrelia bility of the. United States census concerning the amount of that Indebted uesi; bn It KeHolved, That thin national council of the Farmers' Alllaneo and IndiiKtrlal Union recom mend to all county alliances throughout the union the appointment of a competent commit tee to examine the. mortgage records of each county and compile accurate statistics upon this subject for tho Information of the people. Appreciating the importance of secur ing correct information upon this subject I hereby inost earnestly request all county alliances In the state of Kanma to appoint a competent committee to exam ine the recordis of the soveral counties In accordance with the above resolution, and report the result to Tuk Advocate. The editor of Tuk Advocate haa consented to compile, tabulate and publish the in formation bo that It will be available as a bacia of doraando for legislative relief. The Investigation should disclose the fol lowing facts: First The numbor of farm mortgages ia the county. Second The amount of these farm mortgagee. Third the number of mortgagee on town and city property. Fourth The amount of such mort gages on town ond city property. Fifth The assessed valuation of tho property mortgaged. Sixth The number of farm mort gaged foreclosed during each of the paat five years. Seventh The number of foreclosures upon town and city property during each of th past live years. Eighth The number of suits now ponding against farm, town and city property. Nlutk The number of mortgages of farm and city property paid during the pant five years. Tenth The number of farm and city mortgages released because of transfer of the property to the mortgage com pany without foreclosure or sheriff's sale, Eleventh Tho number of sherlfTs sales of farm, town and city property. Twelfth The amount of the chattel mortgage Indebtedness In the county. I most erneutly request each county alliance to act promptly In this matter, as the attainment of this Information is of groat importance. Fuank McOuath, President Kansas Htate Alliance Coitf rnimloiiiil Committee. The fourth district congressional com mittee of the people's party Is hereby re quested to meet In Topeka, January 20, at 10 o'clock a. in., at 417 Kansas avenue, second floor, to consider such questions as may need consideration at that time Chakmch W. Marsh, ! Chairman. People's party papers In fourth diutrlct please publish. To CM ton' Alliance itnd lteform Org I r at Ion. 1 After a six months' experience with our citizens' alliance organization, we have loarned that' we need a closer bond of union than .we now poeeeaj in our present plan of organization. While it has faithfully performed its misdlon during the short period of Its existence, the dangers threatening our national life are still hovering over It like an impending fate, and as the great corporate employers of labor are com bining and consolidating their strength to crush out all labor organizations and to make of our producers and laborers abject slaves to the greed of monopoly, is It not time that tho wage laborers of mining and manufacturing hamlets, and In the towns and cities of our land should unite In a close union with their true friends, the reformers among the busi ness and professional men of such cities and towns for the avowed purpose of studying the questions of political economy that affect their welfare? Believing that such an organization can be now effected and that the present condition of our Industrial classes de mand such n union, therefore "We, the ofllcfrs of the citizens' alliance, Issue this call for a delegate convention of citizens' alliances, to bo held In the Metropolitan hall, In the city of Topeka, Kansas, on the 13th doyof January, 1801, at 10 o'clock a. m., to perfect the work of our organization and to elect delegates to the national conference of reformers, not yet called. And we moat cordially Invite Knights of Labor lodges and all other kindred organizations to unite with us in perfecting plans for the com mon welfare of all, by sending delegates. Basis of representation to be ono dele gate from every sub-alliance, lodge or other organization, and an additional delegate for every fifty members. And we would further urgently request that each sub alliance, lodgo, etc., do make an appropriation of $1 for the purpose of aiding ua to defray the necessary ex penses of the convention, and that it re mit the eame by postal note, with the credentials of its delegates to our state secretary at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, on or before January 0, 1891. D. C. Zkrohkr, Prest Citizens' Alliance. Attest: V. F. Rigm-mikr, Secretary. Reform papers please copy. A Free Lecture Will be delivered by John O. Cougher, secretary of "The Co-operative National Association," at the hall, No. 313 Kansas avenue, Topeka, every Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Subject: "ilow the ma terial condition of the people can be vast ly Improved by a system of scientific co operation." All are welcome. ARK WK INDUSTRIAL BEGGARS 7 To tho Editor of Til c Ad vocatr. In Tiik Advocate of December 17 are some resolutions paauod by alliance No. 1108, whertiln they resolve, "That 'the al llanco of Kannas should use its Influence to induce manufacturers to locate plants in tho west, and to build such factories In our state as our facilities would render practical," and calls upon the alliance "to give this matter duo consideration and discussion." When will men learn to develop on the plan of co-operation those reoources nature gave them, and not leave it to Individual effort, through which they can derive no possible bene fit, but must pay tr.bute to a non-produo- lng, Idle class for the uso of that which their labor haa wrought? Induce all the manufacturers of the east to come hero, and labor must develop them and givo in a few years more In the way of pjrollts than the cost of construction and equip meut of any factory that might be In duced to locate. I uilirm that inasmuch as labor is the sole foundation of wealth and the creator of capital, that all who labor should unite to preHervo their rights by taking such necessary steps as may be required to prevont monopolistic manufacturers from getting possession of natural resources by which they may rob earth's children of their heritage and honest labor of Its just reward; and every manufacturing corporation Is an ulcer on this fair globe on which we live that Is devouring (by the attitude of dependence In which laborers are placed) virtuo, hon esty and truth, and thousand! of human lives are offered up to the Moloch of cor porate power. It Is In the hands of those who labor to say whether they will be slaves to this power or unite In a co-operative way to establish industries where all have an equal interest, an equal bene fit and n lasting heritage to their pos terity, llow shall "the alllanco use its influence to Induce manufacturers to lo cate plantain the weat?" Shall we tax the overburdened people by voting bonds that shall become the property of a pri vate corporation? Remember it muBt be an inducement of dollars and cents forth cominga gift dlroct from the people; a license, as It were, to live off from you; a declaration on your part to support them. Remember you Invite a pauper who will become a tyrant. If you think individual or corporate manufacturers have been a blessing to the east go there and see how very few thrive and how many starve. Why not vote bonds to Btart up manufactories on a co-oporatlve plan? Then the people could have a chance to control for their own benefit and by ballot the operations of it Thou sands of dollars were voted to railroads In the vicinity In which I live. The peo ple were promised a reduction of freight by competition. Did they get It? To day those roads three of them are in "pool," all charging the snme old rates. Feed a hungry dog one day and he'll steal your dinner the next. A plan la being talked of In Saline county to starta co-operative flour and feed mill. Two thou sund men at $25 each will give a capital of $50,000. Such as are able may put In cash; others may put in that amount of work and become stockholders. This co-operative mill con afford to put a man on the road and sell the flour and feed, and in a short time they will be able to control the profits that the millers now pocket They can undersell any other mill, for It will not be run to make enor mous profits. Each and every Industry for which the west Is adapted can be controlled by the laboring class, until the surplus of their toll reverts back to where it should to themselves and fam ily. An Alliacb Woman, Lodj;e 1231, New Cambria, Kan. DI3CU3SION OJT VITAL QUESTIONS IN HAIi- PKtt COUNTY. To the Editor of Tiik Aovocatk : I have closely watched your columns for a report from this coun'y, but as our worthy secretary hai been elected as superintendent of Instruction ho has been too busy, so I have concluded to give you a synopsis of tho buslneHS transacted at a meeting of the county alliance held at Harper last November. One resolu tion was that a committee of two bo ap pointed to attend the election of United States Senator to be hell January 27, at Topeka, ond seo that wo got what we voted for the defeat of John J. The chair appointed, (and our men will be on hand) and if every county would do likowlne, they would be doing their duty, as I see the subsidized press of the entire country are determined to have John. There was also a committee of three appointed to Investigate the mortgage Indebtedneas. That committee Is at work but we aro confident tho committee will show it up; alio a committee was appolntod on need ful legislation. The committee drafted 17 planks which ure being discussed In our sub alliances, and they areas follows: 1. Vote against John J, lngalls. 2. An extension of the stay law to a period of two years. 3. a redemption law giving the mort gagor three years in which to redeem land, not exoeedlng 320 acres sold under foreclosure. 4. Revision of chattle mortgage law. 5. A law requiring mortgagee to pay his proportionate part of taxeH. C. A reduction of the rate of Interest to six per cent straight with penalty of for feiture of principle and Interest for its violation. 7. A revision of aBseBsment and taxa tion laws. 8. A reduction of salaries of public officers. 9. A reduction of state printer's ex penses. 10. School text books to be published by the state and furnished to the people at cost. 11. Revision of court officers' fee bills. 12. Adoption of Australian system of voting and Crawford county system of primaries. 13. A law requiring railroad commis sioners to be elected by the people. 14. A law prohibiting alien ownership of land. 15. A law roqulring land sold under foreclosure to bring amount of judgment and costs. 10. A law suppressing the Pinkerton detectives or similar organizations In the state. 17. Such a reduction of railroad taritfs as will yield an annual incomo not ex ceeding six per cent on the actual invest ment Fraternally yours, Sam P. Jones. Individual Instruction In bookkeeping and shorthand, Topeka Bus. Coll. READ I READ ! READ ! THE- DM On Railroad Monopoly, Ilresned Boef, tialo of Grain on Futures. Advtat to Organizers ! Parliamentary Rules I Alliance Songs I This book should be In tho hands of er&ry alUaneo man and laborer In the country. This book will make thou sands of votes. Bend for one for your solf and neighbor. History of my first sixty days' worlc as an orpinlzer. l'rtce, 80c, by mall. Address, B. IX 0COTT, HcPhorson, Ec.