OCR Interpretation

The advocate. [volume] (Meriden, Kan.) 1889-1892, January 07, 1891, Image 3

Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85029079/1891-01-07/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 3

Davie, Went Virginia; (. T. Ilarbeo, Vir
glnia; P. II. Maxson, Kansas.
On auditing N. C. Vestel, California;
J. K. Jarnltfrtn, South Carolina; A. V.
Van Doren, South Dakota.
On constitution -N. 15. Alexander,
South Carolina; If. C. Doming, Penn
sylvania; T. It. CarHkadon, Went Vir
ginia; M. L. Crum, Illinois; Frank Mc
(rath, Kansas; J. M. Perdue, Texas;
Mann Page, Virginia; L. Leonard, Mia
Bourl; J. V. Stewart, Indian Territory;
W. L. Peek, Georgia; M. D. Davie, Ken-
On claim of Arkansas Farmers' and
Laborers' Union J. P. Oliver, Alabama;
(J. L. Clark, Texan; S. A. Houston, West
Virginia; A. D. Laf argue, Louisiana; E,
A. Moye, North Carolina.
On communication from director-gen
eral of world's fair and Columbian expo
nition .1. K. Carnkadon, Went Virginia;
II. L. Loucks, Bouth Dakota; A. E. Cole,
Michigan; It. 15. Vance, North Carolina;
M. L. Crum, Illinois.
On permanent summer encampment
II. C. Domming, Pennsylvania; Hugh
Mitchell, Maryland; Robt. Hoverley, Vir
On memorall.ing Congress on lotteries
L. L. Folk elected; T. S. Adams, Louis
iana; 1. 1. I-angley, Arkansas.
On secret work - II. C. Hemming, Penn
Bylvania; J. M. Perdue, Texos, W. S.
Copeland, Georgia.
(Jenti.kmkn: I will not trespass upon your
valuable time by roverting to the work done
by your national lecturer during the pant
year in the states where your president ban
neon proper to Bend me. I leave to your
judgment an to how that work has boon
done, but it is of the future that I wish to
speak to you. I he elloctivenoHS or your
lecturer in the pant has been greatly ham
pered by three Cannes, to which I call your
attention, r trst, (and oue that if not remo
died will bo the source of much harm to the
causo in the future,) is the want of uniform
ity m the positions trken by the dilierent
lecturors from sub to national; at the pres.
ent tune there is no concert of action, but
each takes his own courso and educates up
on his own peculiar ideas of what action
Hhould be taken to relieve the producer
from his present depressed condition, Una,
instead of olieotinH: that unity of action ab
solutely necessary to success, defeats it, and
in timo, if not remedied, will render abor
tive the euorts of the ordor to control na
tional legislation in tho interests of the peo
ple. The second causo is that your lectur
ers should bo teachers, and to be effective
they must understand and bo able to de
fend the domands of the order, iou can
not expect them to make a successful light
for your demands unions they are well sup
plied with ammunition, which is iniorma
tion. The third causo is, you do not place
enoutrh responsibility upon your lecturers.
They should bo men of intluenco from the
sub up. and should bo charged with the eq
ucation of tho members of tho order and
hold responsible for tho faithful perform
ance of their duty, which duty should be
more clearly dolmed in a system of lectur
ing which I herewith rospoctfnlly submit.
1. I would BUtftfcst that district alliances
(to conform to tho Congressional districts)
be organized in each state.
1!. That the lecturer of the Bub-alliances
bolex-oillclo member of the county alliances;
that tho county lecturer be ex-ofllcio mem
ber of the district alliance, and district
lecturer be ex-olllcio member of State Alli
ance, and state lecturer ex-otllcio member
of tho National Aliiance. That immediately
after adjournmeut of National Alliance the
state lecturers meet, with the national lec
turer as.'chairrnan, and that thoy bo allowed
the attendance of tho national secretary,
that they may call for any demand of the
body and discuss tho same to the cud that
they become unified in their understanding
of the same. The importance of this meet
ing (nay I may say the necessity) must be
apparaut to all. Your state lecturors, hav
ing just been present and participants in the
debates of the national body, must have a
better understanding of your demands;
counselling with each other all difference or
misunderstandings are removed and they
go back to their respective states a unit.
Each state locturer thould immediately visit
each district alliance and unify and in
struct the district and county lecturers, and
each county should call his sub-lecturers and
unify them.
.'I. The county lecturer Bhould have the
authority to call a meeting of his sub-loo-turers
for consultation us to the host-methods
to build up tho .order in this county.
Each district lecturer has power to call the
county lecturers, and the etato lecturer to
call the district lecturers, and the national
lecturer Bhould have the power to enter Kay
utate once in a year and call the stato and
district lecturers to meet him to eianiiuo.
into the condition of that tute, and after
conference with the fctnte and district lea
tureM to make as many appointments as the
necessities of the statu may in their judg
meat demand.
In conclusion, gentlemen, I believe if you
adopt this system lecturing will bo effective
and the order unified, strengthened and
carried to id grand success. After nearly
four years service in the lectures' Held I
am convinced that tho future of our order
greatly depends upon its lectures. learn
est ly pray you to ;ive this matter your at
tention, and as the adoption of the system
recommended in this report will require
soma changu in tho constitution, aud our
president has made some suggestions upon
the same subject, 1 ask that this report bo
referred to your committee on constitution.
Tho following communication was Jre
celved from the Colored National Far
mors' Alliance aud Co-operative Union:
To tho National Farmers' Alliance aud In
dustrial Union:
Convened at Oeala, December . lHIK).
Alliance and Co-operative I'nion recognizes
your fraternal greeting; gladly do we accept
your right hand, and pledge ourselves to tho
lullest co-operation and confederation in
all essential things.
J. S. Jackson,
J. 11. Niciioi,
W. A. I'attim.o,
John 1). Nohkis,
L. 1). Lai uknt,
11. J. Sf'KNCKIt,
Iamks C. Sandkhm.
Whereas, Lotteries aromost pernicious in
thoi r effects and are destructi vo of tho morals
of the people as well as of their materinl in
terests; and are condemned by tho virtually
unanimous sentiment of tho people of the
united htates, fx pressed by the highest
courts in tho land, and by the laws of forty-
two states of this I uion, and
Whereas, Tho Louisiana State Lottery
l ompany has grown into gigantic pronor
tions;has become a national evil; as collecting
an annual tribute of. nearly twenty-eight
millions of dollars from tho people of the
united htaws; is operating its nefarious
business upon a scheme which even from
the standpoint of gamblers is grossly un
fair; has spread its agencies over tho whole
country and has endeavored to lay tho temp
tation of gambling in tho way of every man,
woman and child in tho land, and unsatis
lied by the accumulation of the enormous
wealth of which, during tho last quarter of
a century, it run; despoiled the people of the
United States, is now striving by tho use of
all of its tremendous power and uncounted
gold to obtain from thopeoplo of Louisiana
an extension of life for twenty-IIvo years
from January 4, K'.M;and
Whereas, The rocont attomptsof tho Louis
iana State Lottory .Company to pohhcm it
self of tho government of the Stato of Dakota.
and its unparalldod audacity, exhibited to
tho whole country, daring tho recent session
of tho legislature of tho stato of Louisiana.
show beyond all question its power to make
dangerous attacks upon any state of the
Union; and
Whoreas, It is the duty of the Congress of
the United htates to protect each and every
state of the Union against the great evils
arising from the Louisiana Stato Lottery
company, and ail other lotteries, and es
pecially against tho tromendous dangers of
an onslaught by tho Louisiann State Lottery
Company upon their governments for tho
purpose of obtaining so-called lottery char
ters, thereby fostering tho corruption of
punuo men and exciting political emotion
of the gravoft character; and
Whereas, Congress has partially perform
ed its duty to tho nation by the enactment
of the recent anti-lottery law, but the flame
will prove ineffectual, because of the im
mense power nnd weaith of tho Louisiana
State Lottery Company, and especially bo-
cause of its determination to violate the law
and the subterfuges it is evincing to evade
the same; and
Whereas, The only moans by which the
Louisiana Stato Lottery Company snd all
other lotteries can be effectually destroyed
for all time, aud the people of tho United
States relieved permanently from one of the
greatest evils of the times, and the statos
made absolutely socuro from attacks upon
their governments by such corrupt corpora-
lions, aud tho national sentiment against ah
lotteries bo materialized and enforced, is
tho adoption of an amendment to the Con
stitution of the United States forbidding
the states from establishing or maintaining
any lottery or from grnnting any lottery
charter; and
horeas. Tho Farmers' .State Union of
Louisiana has arrayed itself against the
Louisiana State Lottery comnany. and has
done noble work in the great struggle being
carried on in that state against the great
gambling association, and
Whereas, We sympathize cordially with
our brothers of Louisiana, and we know
that they fully deserve our thanks for the r
efforts in behalf of their state and of the
whole union, and that they are entitled to
the fullest assistance of the ordor: therefore
bo it
Resolved. That it is tho sense of this body
that an amendment to the constitution of
the United States forbidding any stato from
granting a lottery charter, or a franchise of
any kind, to carry on lottery schemes, and
annulling all such charters and franehisen if
already granted; that , the ; readout of this
body be requested at an early day to mem
orialize Cougrut's in tho name of this tody,
praying for the pansago of such au amend
msnt. Kesolfod further, That a committee of
three bo appointed by tho chair, whose du'iy
it shall be, under the supervision of tho ex
ecutive ooinittoe, to correspond with all the
alliances and unions throughout the United
States, and with all other bodittt in sym
pathy with tho movement, requesting tho
presentation at onoe to Congress of similar
To the ICtlttor of Tiik advocate:
This government la advertised all over
this globe as one of, by and for the peo
ple. I fetich be the case our country
would number more contented, rrogrea
elve, prosperous and really useful people
than any other country. Thought would
expand, and Ideas from those who In
Inspire would be stronger everywhere.
Legislation would not doubly toll the
wealth producers and bo exempt and
doubly protect the wealth absorbers as
now. Our government, having tho full
power to croato money and to Isfiue the
uame aa a full legal tender to all Its cred
itors, has uo need to hire money or to
bleed from the people even one cent for
the payment of interest upon what It
need not hire nor borrow. Were thin a
government of, for and by the people, an
it should be, there would not be to-day
an interest bearing royalty or aristocracy,
breeding national dsbt detrimental to
our welfare.
The money created by tho government
and paid out to Its creditors during the
war, to the amount of two thousand and
eight hundred millions of dollars would
not have been raked in, deatroyed and
interest bearing bonds given therefor,
with a special contract that they Bhould
mature in gold at stated rate of llneneRo
aud set value per grain as couti oiled by
The creation and issue of legal tenders
in the shape of greenbacks was the high
eut proof of the power of a government
of the people that has ever yet been
given. The facta that such creation and
iuBtie of money saved the republic from
dissolution, paid Its soldiers, hired men
in need of money to pay debts to join the
array and face death; that It encouraged
industrial pursuits In shops and sent civ
ilization westward, should have opened
the eyes of all who love their country and
Its wealth producers to the benefits that
accrue to the many when the legal ten
der is abundant. The existence of an
abundance of money in a country In a
direct encouragement to the carrying on
of all enterprises and bringing people
Into prosperity.
The destruction of the mouey of the
people was the blackest crime perpo
tratedby this government, and to day
the abolition of national banks and re
storation of the people's money Is the
main Issue.
The taking In of the greenback money,
the giving of Interest benjrlng bonds dol
lar for dollar, to whoever brought it In
for its burning, and the creation of a na
tional debt, were crimes to which the
terrible sin of unborn child destruction
is nothing. The government Issued
money to pay all Its creditor. It paid It
out aa a legal tender. It lb. en pronounced
such money to be bastard bom, outside
of the constitution. Then It exalted It
In declaring that each dollar of it could
be converted into a gold bearing, interest
drawing United States bond, and thus
hold a front seat In the new heaven cre
ated on the ruins of proeperity and
washed with the tears of the robbed people.
Look at tho path of a cyclone! Be
hold the result of a tornado! The eiTcctj
of them are only local. Nov ko'.c 1 it )
the Congress of the United ft's.U and
see the bought delegates from the ;C'. -t,i
enacting laws for the dcutructlcn of
money and creating gold maturlxt;; londa
therefor; and here In a picture over which
Fatan may gloat:
" His fatal cli.iln li round you cnut,
1 Ami you are men no mure."
Heboid this great country. One after
another enterprise dies; business men
fall, men by the milllonn are out of em
ployment and tramps are tilling thia
land. The expansion and contraction of
tho volume of legal tenders In the expan
sion and contraction of the energk'S of
the country. Every man who fx panda I.j
a benefit; every one who contracts la a
curse. Kach Insult Increases tho vol
ume of failures attributable to the terri
ble llnanclal syHtem of this country.
Think of thofio things. Ask your neigh
bor to give it a thought. Ask hira hay,'
he llkfs the record of political partljia
ehlp, and II his lntereata cannot ha servft4
hotter by a new deal through tho party
of tho people.
That which tho people need and U
kept from them by leghilatlon, they are
justified In obtainl.-j,? by force.
The mysterious forces of eternal juttlca
are In motion through the minds of tlie
people, and it Is only a queution of thno
when the wealth producing people, now
robbed by legislation, born of million
aires, will unite In a union, not osly m
name, but In fact When that day comes
the only ones who will survive will bo
thoso who are of and for and with the
people. Alk.t. (.lALOT.rif.
To tho IMitor of Tiik Advocate.
The report Is going the rounda here
that I n galls has already purchased
enough votes to Insure his election to
tho United Btatcs Bonnie. Can It hot pos
sible that some of our representatives
(I. o., alliance reprcEonUitlws,) have de
ceived Iho people? If such be the etitis
may the Lord havo morcy on their poor
Tho people In this part of the Statu
have been llutenlng to such reports and
are gottlng pretty well warmed up over
them. We have been deceived loDg
enough. Had the people wanted Infills
returned to the senate they would not
have been so particular la picking their
representatives; aud to think any ona of
thfm would sell out to thai platocr&tlo
snob Is enough to malso any one turn
green with rage. If our representatives
want to receive the prtilsaof the pwopla
let them stick to the St. Louis df rnands.
Yours for tho cause, L. F. Nuau
Douglass, ICan., Nov. 29, 131)0.
We call attention to the advertisement
ofthoCVtio Farmer on page 11 of UiIj
Issue. Head It and consider ita c!a!i;3
upon your favorable attention.
To parties Intending to visit tho city
during the sewdoa of the lojj'uhture.
The Auvocatk ofllco will keep regis
ter of the hotel nnd boardlr..'? hwm,
nnd aluo of thoss deal.ch& t-) U!t, reoRi
ers during the Ifgishtlvo t'vedon." , Loca
tion, terma and particular will iba kt.
In register, which will La open to all our
visitors. ' v ,
Jrron County Meottnj raruitr' AI21-
nco Jwinmy 14, lS'i7,
The next regular meeting of ihn' Jcf-
serson County Farmers Aritco
meet In Oekalooaa on enccmi WejLc.i-
day la January. All eub -tWa ;:,coj rJhoy!4
elect delegates fct the last ntetlrtr; j fib
month and Bead naniea to county rr; v i
tary Immediately.
Mrs. CArrrowk Coorv
County twvr. '
Bualneya prrzo, yoaUvu. 0:'!.

xml | txt