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j / the National Industrial Legion
of the United States.
[We give place this week to the
constitution of this new order, which
Is spreading so rapidly all through the
west. Ed. Rep.]
Article I.
Section 1, Name. This organiza
tion shall be known as the Industbi
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
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.
Article 11.
Section 1. Form of Organization. —
This organization shall consist of
Local, County, State and National
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. Vioe-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
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
Sec. 1. Duty of Commanders. —It
9hall 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
iberations, 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
Elace, and also designate the person
o 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
oorrect 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
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 Recruiting Officers. —
It shall be the duty of the Recruit
ing officers to organize Legions where
ever they can find, in the territory of
which they 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.
Article IV.
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-
W II T| The fraternal degree of
11/l I lUn/lL the F. A. &I. U. Pays
H | | I n kirC death and accident ben-
I efits at less cost than
- any other organization.
Till# en anc * women admit
*■■ ted on the same terms.
The joint certificate is a most desirable fea
ture for those who are married. Wholly man
aged by the F. A. and I. U. in the interest
ofjte membership. LX< LONG,
„ , , State Organizer.
Ap*:-s *lM*»*« workers wanted in _
even cooaty fzir pa; lorcood work. MAGNOLIA, - MINNESOTA.
Article 111
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
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, efccept where they are personally
interested in the committee, when it
shall devolve upon the Adjutant and
Sec 4. Representation. Each Local
Legion shall be entitled to represen
tation in the County Legion by one
(1) representative-at-large and 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 hundred
comrades enrolled in good standing,
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
Sec. 7. Reports 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
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
Sec. 2. Dues. —Lues 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
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 be sent to the Adjutant-
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
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
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-tliirds vote of the members pres
ent. In case of a special meeting,
thirty days’ notice in writing shall be
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 V
Article VI
Address all Communications to_>^
Control'for this state of the “Common Sense
Fence Machine,” in the conviction that it makes
the ci. Lpest and most durable farm fence made.
Call and see it or send for circular..
Official Journal of the Minnesota State Farmers Alliance
To the Farmers of Minnesota:
We take pleasure in introducing to your notice the Common Sense Fence Machine, the in-
vention of a Minnesota farmer. By its use a cheaper and better fence can be built than in any other
way safer as to injury to horses, cows, etc. It will keep sheep, pigs, chickens, and all domestic
animals where they belong. It will keep out dogs and wolves. Two important points to consider,
are, cost offence, its reliability and durability. No fence of pickets should be built higher than 30
inches except for yards or garden, then build alternate one 30 inches and one 4 feet. One strong
smooth or barbed wire above the 30 inches will be sufficient to hold horses, cattle or most anything
else. Less than two pounds of No. 12 galvanized bessemer steel wire will furnish the two strands, 4
wires per rod. It costs about 6 cents per rod. Cost of pickets, say 30 inches high at $2 per thous
and, less than 7 cents per rod. 33 pickets is sufficient for one rod of ordinary fence. Split pickets
of willow, oak, hickory, ash or other wood is better than sawed, may be cheaper and not so liable
to break.
will buy all the material to make the 30 inch fence. With the machine one man can weave
about 80 rods of fence in a day, and two can expedite the work to advantage.
Leaning on the handle of the machine will operate it. leaving both hands free to put
in pickets. The wires are simply crossed, the same as weaving—warp and woof. There are
several reasons why this is better than twisting wires between pickets:
1. The wire is not injured and it is therefore not as liable to break by the action of
the wind.
2. The wire is not destroyed for future weaving when the pickets have perished.
3. The pickets are always held firmly in place by a constant tension of wire on the pickets
The most important anvantage over twisted wire is that when the fence becomes slack
from shrinkage of pickets or other causes, instead of taking the fence off the posts and sretch-
ing it with wire strechers, to tighten the fence. It is only necessary to move the pickets near-
er together from one post to another and All the gap at the post with another picket as may
be required
A tension device is given that a fence may be made uniformly tight in building. Ptiee
of machine for farm use $8.50. Canvassing agents wanted to introduce and sell machines.
Territory free.
From 13 Gents to 16 Gents per Rod,—
Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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