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Of the National Industrial Legion
[We give place this week to the constitution of this new order, which is spreading so rapidly all through the west. Ed.Rep.] Section 1, Name. This organiza tion shall be known as the Industri al Legion of the United States of America. Sec. 2. Object. —The object of this organization is to carry out political ly the measures embodied in the De claration of Principles, and to secure free speech, a free ballot, and fair count. Sec. 3. Eligibility. —All voters shall be eligible to membership who declare themselves in favor of, work and vote for, the reforms as set forth in the Declaration of Principles, and also all loyal women and miners over the age of fourteen years. Section 1. Form of Organization. — This organization shall consist of Local, County, State and National Legions. Sec. 2. Location. — A Local Legion shall be either a town, precinct, ward, or school district organization. Sec. 3. National Officers. —The offi cers of the National Legion shall be a Commander-in-chief. Vice-Com mander-in-chief, Adjutant-General, Quartermaster-General, National Re cuting Officer, a Chaplain, and a National Sentinel, and shall be elect ed for a term of two years. Sec. 4. State Officers. —The officers of the State Legion shall be a State Commander, Vice-Commander, Ad jutant, Quartermaster, Chaplain, Re cuting Officer, and Sentinel, and these with all the officers of the County and Local Legions, shall be elected for a term of one year. Sec. 5. County Officers. —The officers of the County Legion shall be a Col onel, Adjutant, Quartermaster, Re cuiting Officer, Chaplain and Senti nel. Sec. 6. Local Officers. —The Officers of the Local Legion shall be a Cap tain, Lieutenant, Adjutant, Quarter master, Sentinel and Librarian. Sec. 7. Executive Councils. —The Na tional, State, and County Legions shall have an Executive Council, con sisting of nine (9) members. The four (4] highest officers (in the order nam ed) in these organizations shall be members ex-officio; and the Executive Council of the Local Legions shall consist of seven (7), three of whom shall be the Captain, Adjutant and Quartermaster, who will be members ex-officio. Sec. 1. Duty of Commanders. —lt shall be the duty of the commanders of the National, State, County, and Local Legions to call their meetings to order, and preside over their de liberations, said meetings in parlia mentary rulings to be governed by Cushing’s Manual. It shall be the duty of the Commander-in-Chief to appoint all Recuiting officers and re voke commissions of same when necessary. When a state is ready, according to the Constitution, to organize a State Legion, he shall issue an order setting forth the time and place, and also designate the person to organize same. Sec. 2. Duty of Vice-Commanders. — It shall be the duty of the Vice-Com manders to assist the Commanders in maintaining order, and to officiate in their absence. Sec. 3. Duty of Adjutants. —lt shall be the duty of all Adjutants to keep correct minutes of the proceedings of each meeting. They shall receive all money and pay the same to the Quar termaster, taking his receipt there for, and promptly make reports to their superior officers', as provided in the by-laws, and shall give such bonds as may be required by the Executive Council. Sec. 4. Duty of Quartermasters. —It shall be the duty of all Quartermas ters to receive all money from the Adjutants, faithfully keep the same, and pay it out on orders drawn by the Adjutants and signed by the Com manders, and give such bonds as shall be required by the Executive Council. Sec. 5. Duty of Becruiting Officers. — It shall be the duty of the Recruit ing officers to organize Legions where ever they can find, in the territory of which tliey hold commission, a suffi cient number of persons who are will ing to work for the reforms set forth in the Declaration of Principles. It shall be the duty of the National Re cruiting Officer to instruct State and Local Recruiting Officers, organize State and County Legions under di rections of the Commander-in-chief, and perform such other duties as may be required by the Executive Council. ■ ]■■ Section 1. Form of Organization. — One or more Local Legions shall be established in each township, pre cinct, ward, or school district. County Legions in each county in the State, and State Legions in each State in the United States, and a National Body as prescribed in Art. 2, Sec. 3. Sec. 2. Number Necessary to Organ ize.—Ten (10) or more persons may or ganize a Local Legion, three (3) or more Local Legions may organize a County Legion, and five (5) or more County Legions may organize a State Legion. Sec .3. Method of Election . —All Offi cers shall be elected by ballot, and the Commander in each Legion shall have the right to appoint a majority of the comrades of all committees, and the Vice-Commander the minori ty, except where they are personally interested in the committee, when it shall devolve upon the Adjutant and Quartermaster. Sec 4. Representation. Each Local Legion shall be entitled to represen tation in the County Legi on by one (1) representative-at-large a nd by one additional representative for every twenty-five members, or a majority fractional part thereof enrolled on the books in good standing. Each County Legion shall be entitled to one representative-at-large in the State Legion, and to one additional representative for every five hundre d omrades enrolled in good standing, CONSTITUTION. of the United States. Article I. Article 11. Article 111. Article IV. or a majority fraction thereof. Each State Legion shall be entitled to one representative-at-large in the Nation al Legion, and to one additional re presentative for each five thousand comrades enrolled in good standing, or a majority fraction thereof. Sec. 5. Meetings. —The regular meet ings of the Local Legion shall be once a month, and the Captain may call a meeting of the Legion at any time when it may be necessary. The County Legion shall meet once each quarter, in January, April, July and October, and special meetings as often as necessary. State Legions shall meet once each year, on the second Tuesday in Jan uary, and special meetings as often as necessary. The National Legion shall meet once each year, on the third Tuesday in February. Sec. 6. Sessions. —Local Legions may hold open or executive sessions at their own options. County, State and National meetings shall be held in open or executive sessions as it may be deemed advisable. It shall be the duty of Local and County Le gions in their open meetings to have speakers discuss the questions of re form. Sec. 7. Beports of Officers. —All re ports to be made, and money to be paid, shall be sent direct to the Adju tant of the National, State or County Legion. Article V. Section 1. Entrance Fee. —The En trance Fee shall be fifty cents (50c.), payable in advance; provided, any Legion may admit Women and Minors over the age of fourteen years for twenty-five cents (25). Two-fifths of all entrance fees shall remain in the Local Treasury, one-fifth be sent to County Adjutant, one-fifth to the Adjutant-General. Sec. 2. Dues. —Dues shall be twenty five cents (25c.) quarterly, payable in advance the first of January, April, July and October; provided women and minors over the age of fourteen 1 TWINE. JBCfIUIfiNGE ■ BUSINESS fIGENGY Has made arrangements to furnish the Alli ance members with all grades of twine,; in cluding India Standard, Sisal,[Standard and Manila at LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE. We oner Special Inducements to Dealers. Write for prices. We sell to dealers on the consignment plan, and *f r ~\ UNSOLD TWINE RETURNED In the Fall. We also handle Prison Binding Twine at 8c per pound in car load lots, and 9c in smaller quantities. For full information inquire of ROBERT ECKFORB, 673 Wabasha St., St. Pul. STATE BUSINESS AGT. mmiMmmmmmmmmmmmmimmm PRISON BINDER i? I 1 TWINE. I market. The twine factory at the prison is conducted exclusively for ► the benefit of the farmers of Minnesota. The price of twine is regulated E by the price of raw material, and is sold at as near the cost of production d 3 as is possible without iloss to the State. The twine will be sola the pres- ► ent year at the following CASH BATES, f. o. b. Stillwater, in carload ► lots (20,000 lbs. or upwards) E: 1 8c per Pound. car oad lots 9c per Pound. M 3 Farmers forming clubs to purchase in carload _ots can thus save one ► cent per pound, less freight. No order recognized unless accompanied by the cash or its equivalent. HE PLACE YOUR ORDERS EARLY. THE SUPPLY IS LIMITED. t Remit by draft, postal or express money orders. Write name and ad- t dress plainly, and be particular to give full shipping directions. Address all orders to E | st %7&a' HENRY WOLFER Warden. | THE REPRESENTATIVE. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 23, 1893. years shall pay ten cents (10c.) quar terly dues. Two-fifths of all dues shall be set aside for the purchase and maintenance of a circulating library, one-fifth remain in the Local Treasury, one-fifth to be sent to the State Adjutant, and the remaining one-fifth he sent to the Adjutant- General. Sec. 3. Trials.— A comrade may be expelled from any Legion by a two thirds vote of all members present for violation of pledge or other breach of discipline. There shall be no ap peal from this action. All trials shall be conducted by the Executive Council. Sec. 4. Assessments. —Nothing here in contained shall interfere to prevent Local, County, or State Legions from assessing themselves for fees and dues, and each Legion shall have a right to adopt its own By-Laws, which shall at all times confirm to this Con stitution. Section 1. Executive Council and Special Duties. —Under the Provisional Organization of the Industrial Le gion, and until a permanent organi zation shall be established, this Con stitution may be altered or amended at any regular or special meeting of the National Executive Council by a two-thirds vote of the members pres ent. In case of a special meeting, thirty days’ notice in writing shall be required. Sec. 2. Charters. —Charters shall be issued by the Adjutant-General and numbered consecutively in the order of application. Sec. 3. Subscription. —Each com rade shall subscribe to the following Declaration of Principles, which may be amended or changed at any regu lar meeting of the National Indus trial Legion. [The Declaration of Principles here referred to are the Sections on Land, Finance, and Transportation in the Omaha platform of the peoples party. The platform is published entire in another part of this paper.— Ed.] Article YI. THE RAILWAY PROBLEM! D. D. MERRILL CO., Publishers. 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Stickney for over twenty years has been actively en gaged in every branch of railroad work and is now the controlling spirit of the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Railway, a triangular railway sys tem extending from each to the other two cities named in its title, and consequently running through the states that has been the most radical in enacting granger railway laws. Careful study of the many and intricate problems involved in railroad management has convinced President Stick ney that the interests not only of the general public but of railway stock holders as well demand that government shall establish and maintain the rates to be charged for railway service. Startling as this sounds from the mouth of a wealthy and active railroad manager there is perhaps no railroader from whom it would rather be expected. While President Sticknay’s ability and shrewdness have never been doubted, he has long been credited with doing his own thinking and with relying on his own sagacity rather than the pet maxims current in railway circles. That his judgment is good, his uniform suc cess proves. While quite a young man his “railway sense” was prophet ically noted by the most successful railway manager the west has every known. From his own vast experience President Stickney has drawn the most crusial analysis of existing railway methods that has yet been written In terse and vigorous English he points out the glaring and the hidden in railway mismanagement, and with inexorable logic from incontrover tible premises shows the true remedy for the ills suffered by the public and stockholders. Carefully prepared diagrams illustrate his statements and enforce his arguments which should be read by everyone interested in railway property or railway transportation, and who is not? Mr. Stickney’s qualifications for writing such a book as the very re markable one from his pen now before us are beyond question. A well trained lawyer in Minnesota from 1861 to 1871 he began at the latter date to engage in railway work. From the time of beginning he has been con stantly adding to his experience and his present position at the head of the “Stickney System”—a system lying between Chicago and St. Paul and Chicago and Kansas City—it is sufficient guaranty that he understands the business. The complaints that have been made by certain railway managers that Mr. Stickney has no business to write a book on railways because he has. been as deeply as anybody in the wicked ways of the pro fession do not seem to be well made. The more experience a man has in any given calling the better he should be able to write about it. If Mr. Stickney has been the wickedest railway manager in America, as a few of his critics insist, what better qualification could he have for writing on railway wickedness? Indeed, it is one of the charms of this book that some of it is in the nature of confession—which is always good for the soul. The reason why Mr. Stickney’s book may properly be called great is the reason which accounts for the worth of all important books; the au thor knows all about the subject which he is treating. His railroad career has been a remarkable one and he has always been credited by his contem poraries in railroad management with being behind nobody in knowing all the “tricks of the trade,” legitimate or otherwise. No book upon the railroad question has appeared in years that so richly merits the attention of the American people as ex-President Stickney’s “Railway Problem.” With a disinterestedness which is more than judicial, this railway manager states the case of the people against the railroads as it has not been stated before. There is an impassioned justice in his condemnation of the rapacity with which railway managers plundered the people during the period of railway construction, and the unscrupulous manupulations by which they have since resisted all mea sures aimed at popular control. The policy which the author recom mends for the future is, of course, not the policy which the more radical anti-monopolists would urge, but as regards the evils of the past and the evils of the present, nothing stronger could be said by the most earnest advocate of the public ownership of the railroads. 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