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The Spirit of Kansas from Lawrence, Kansas • 2

The Spirit of Kansas from Lawrence, Kansas • 2

Lawrence, Kansas
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ft, JU OF KAN A granges I have received constant encourage. THE SPIRIT OP KANSAS. ment nnd sympathy. And the interest and mand. AH that Is worth the having is in the subordinate Bro.

Graves These degrees are very beautiful and Innocent, but their abolition is de-mamlnd. For what reason? The hungry herd Lawrences Thursday, December 7, 1S70. iniceruui Kindness maniiestea in every community where I have been has my faith, and more tbun ever taught me that it of wolves demand it. What has the member of IJatfons'Pcpartmntt Bro. Allen I support the resolution, com-, pelled to do so by the wish of the Patrons of Bro.

Forsyth-I favor the resolution. Nine- tenths of-the Patrons of Illinois favor a re- i of the fees, and we have lost membership by reason of the high lee. Bro. Ellis I am surprised at the I favor a higher fee. It would have been better had the fee been $10.

I will not vote to cut it down. It is not members who complain, but outsiders. It is a fatal blow at the order. It is unwise, Bro. Graves I hope the resolution will pre.

umy nueus uiui we as nn oraer snouid be faithful to the trust given lo us to make this oider, uudor the providenoo ol God, what It ts designed to be, the instrument which is to ele-vato, strengthen and educate tbo producing classes of our nation, THIRD day. The business on. Friday was of Mtlo public interest. The session was mainly taken un OfFItEKSOF Master John T. Jones, Helena, Arkansas.

Secretary O. H. Kelley, Louisville, Kentucky, Treasurer F. M. McDowell, Wayne, N.

BXKCUTIVK COMMITTEE. Alonzo Colder, liook Fulls, Illinois. D. Wyfttt Aiken, Cokesbury, 8. O.

B. R. Shankland, Dubuque, Iowa. W. II.

Chambers, Oswiohea, Alabama. Dudley T. Chase, Claremont, N. II. with the Introduction of new business, in the shape of papers, resolutions, which were referred to appropriate committees.

The election of a member of the executive vatl. I want the fees reduced. To my mind It is clearly best; because the faulty amendment sent out last year was nearly carried. The hard times make a great difference. The falling off in members results from the nonfulfillment of our promises.

OFFICERS OF THE KANSAS STATE GRANGE. Master) E. Hudson, Mnpleton, Bourbon uottniy. Overseerj W. Sims, Topcka, Shawnee County.

Lecturer! W. S. Ilanna. Ottawa. Franklin Co.

committee, which was to have taken place wa? postponed until Tburdav, when it will conn up as a speclul order at 11 a. m. At 12 o'clock the grange took a recess till 3 p. m. In the afternoon the first business was the appointment of Messrs.

Ryland, of Louisiana, Davie, of Kentucky, and Mrs. JoneB, of Ar Steward) C. S. Wythe, Minneapolis, Ottawa kansas, ns a gpcciai committee "to nreDare and the fourth degree to no with the nigner de. grees? I represent ray grange on my own Judgment.

I will not yield to publio clamor. The ignorant and the Indolent also demand the abrogation or abridgement ot the beautiful ritual. Bro. Ellis The question Is not whether the order Is ol benefit to the larmers, but whether we shall cutoff the sixth and seventh only or the tilth as well. In Ohio arrangements are made tor the pomonai to meet at different places In the county so they can be reached.

This grange Is certainly competent to tbls work. Bro. Woodman I wish to call the attention of this grange to one point. This committee, appointed last session, were instructed to do certain work, to wit To provide for opening these degrees. Is It admissible for this body, while considering the report of this committee, to consider such a substitute as this which does away wholly with the report of the committee? It Is not courtesy to the committee.

Bro. Howe I know well the feelings of the Patrons of Nebraska. It is either to do away with these degrees or to open them. In the West when the people clamor we attend to it. We want education, and the sixth and seventh degrees have done nothing for us.

Let us learn bow to do business business principles. We don't want to present a volume of proceedings and a bill of $20,000 for It. This session decides the life or death of this institution. We want education in business. The trouble is, the order has no advisers to teach them.

I tavor the abolition of the degrees, Bro. Chase I have changed my mind in regard to these degrees, and I changed It for this reason I attended two sessions arid was db gusted witb.the whole thing. They, are ot. no use and the confirming of them was a disgrace to the order, we have come to a point where report some plan by which specimens of the prouuets oune several states can be exhibited at each session ol the National Grange." Several of the committees made Dartlal and preliminary reports of the subjects in their vllle. Also, resolution relating to tobaoco.

Michigan, resolution looking to amendment ot by-laws of National Grange, and instructing committee on constitution and by-laws to pro- Soso a by-law which shall authorize masters of atlonal Grange and State granges to answer questions and interpret law, and make rulings in absence ot law. Adopted. Tennessee, amendment to constitution and by laws designating a permanent place of meeting. Wis. consln, a resolution asking for re-enactment of Income tax law.

Iowa, a resolution of Bethel Grange, looking to abolishment of higher degrees, of offlcittl tests, meetings ot National Grange at Louisville, once In three years, lower fees, and that each State pay its own delegates. At 4 m. the grange adjourned to 10 m. Tuesday. SIXTH DAY.

The grange met at 10 a. Nov. 21st, and was opened in due form. Worthy master and all officers in their places. The secretary's report was read and adopted.

Bro, Mauuer was granted leave of absence for the remainder of the session. Bro. Lang submitted an iuvitation from the superintendent of Union Stock Yards to visit the yards, which iuvitation was accepted with thanks. The regular order being called, the committee, of last session, appointed under resolution of the National Grange, looking to the opening ot higher degrees, reported, favoring the opening ot such degrees under proper restrictions, which were named. Bro.

Lang opposed the report, claiming that the restrictions practically rendered the degrees inaccessible. Bro. Osborn lavored the report. Bro. Lang moved to recommit the report, with instructions to provide that all degrees be conferred in the subordinate granges.

Bro. Smedley objected to this proposition, and urged that the trouble taken to get these degrees, which are in effect rewards of merit, only stimulated and did not hinder the true Patron. It was in accordance with plans long used and perfected i similar organizations. Don't make these beautiful and instructive uegrees too cheap and don't let us for a mo', raenb consider their Make 'them accessible, but don't make them too cheap. Bro.

Woodman I advocate the ppening of degrees, and 1 heartily support the report ot the committee. But it is yours to arrange these matters. We all wish to open them, but not. to make them so common as to make them despised. Broj Lank object to the expensiveness of the plan, i It 'requires too long and costly traveling.

They must be made accessible to the humblest member. In Masonry all the de Uounty. Assistant StcAvardj JumcsCoflln, Hill Springs, Morris County. Gate-keeper) W. G.

Patten, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County. Treasurer) John Boyd, Independence, Montgomery County. Secretary) r. B. Maxson.

Emporia, Lyon Co. Chaplain; J. Nuson, Washington, Washington County. Geres) Mrs. B.

A. Otis, Topcka, Shawnee Co. Pomona; Mrs. L. Bates, Marion Center, Marion County.

Flora: Mrs. M. L. Patten, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County. Lady Assistant Steward: Mrs.

A. C. Rippey, Beverence, Doniphan County. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. IstDistrlct: W.P.

Popenoe, Secretary jTopeka, Shawnee County. cuarge, ana considerable new business was introduced and appropriately referred. Tickets to visit the Board of Trade were furnished the members of the grange by Mr. Elliott, of Foss, Elliott and were accepted and duly acknowledged. During the session a letter to the master of the grange from a gentleman in England was read.

It was a discussion ot the probable ef fect of the introduction of the system in that 2ad District: F. II. Dumbauld, Chairman) Jacksonville, Neosho County. 8d District: A. T.

Stewart, Wlnllcld, Cowley we must deuidd tbls mesttoni I voie fof their abolition, not tor the clamory but because it is right. We arp, tte roqpev pf (the order in friyolon and useless ceremonies. Our orders built'tm the money of numhle Patrons of 'suboriiriaie granges. Every member Is our peer. Thertj hundreds and thousands in our subordiriaie granges better, qualified to dp the work thaii" we' are.

LeViis' do' out 'work manfully country. FOITRTII DAY. 1 1 With the exception of what appears below the business belore the grange on Saturday was nearly all of a nature not Intended for the public. BUREAU OF i The following preamble and resolutions were introduced: Whereas, It is universally admitted by all men that agriculture is the true basis of individual and national prosperity; therefore, its due. encouragement should enlist, the, sympathies and endeavors ol every citizen ot every class; ii Whereas, The agricultural masses compose at least one-half of the population of the free States of America upon whom ultimately rest the taxes which maintain the government; and, Whereas, The political affairs of the government for a hundred years past have from the very nature of things been chiefly In the hands of the professional, manufacturing and mercantile classes, which always do now, and will always In the future, look wisely to their special interests in adjusting governmental burdens, or secure the tender regard of the Bro.

Kitchen I support the resolution. My people ask for the reduction. Bro. Ham I object to the resolution and prefer to have the fee stand as it Is. We want a permanency.

'Many persons will wait for the reduction, and then not come in. Bro. Moore By this amendment we do not absolutely tlx the foe. We provide only a sum below which it cannot be fixed, but State granges which choose can make it greater. The motion was lost.

Bro. Woodman Why the distinction should be made between charter members and others, I could never see, and the order Is greatly reduced thereby. Bro. Ellis I still support the report. Bro.

Whitehead I favor the report. Make them pay more and they will stick better ISasy come, easy go. Bro. Forsyth The membership fall away thus Hundreds ot grangenhave been organ-ganlzbd, and never received a member since, and t(iey have become discouraged.1 The ob- jectof the order Is to cheapen things, and why not the orden Bro. Washbume It will cheapen the order as well as the membership.

Those who pay Bah soon save than sum in their purchases. 't'Brq. Lang move a reconsideration of the vote iy which the motion of Bro. Moore was lo.xt (which motion prevailed. lira.

Buchanan In 1'owA' It has been' one 1 cause of the failure of subordinate granges. I favor the On the questidh to recommit With ihstruc- the motion 'was lost, and the report ol 1 the committee was concurred in. Committee oil constitution and by-laws On memorial of a grange in Michigan asking an amendment of the constitution, to allow State grarigies to fix their' own dues reported adversely. Report concurred in. Also, on memorial offered by Bro.

Rosa, that National Grange meet once in three years, and then at Louisville reported, adversely. Report concurred in. Also, in favor of reduction of expenses reported in favor. Concurred in, AlsO, in favor each State paying its own delegates reported adversely. Concurred in.

Alsd, on resoluton by Bro, Webster in favor of State granges fixirig time of election and in-i stallatton or officers of subordinate granges-reported adversely. BroJ Webster want this change because in California December January are the busy months, and there are and so that to meet is practically impossible. The State granges fix for their own elec- then why, not of their subordinate granges? Uniformity Is of no consequence In this matter. There. Is no reason this Should not be left to the State granges, i BroJChase Theconstitution already permits the vej-y thing vrHltiti Br Of-' Webster wants.

It' permits it in the wordeyas soon as' practicable "thereafter." -j im The report of tho commHtee wasspncurred in-f i i 1 Alo on a 1 memorial, ot. thft Missouri asking that tne. representative prlnci- Broi Buchanan The subordinate granges of grees are conferred in the blue lodge, the chapter or the encampment, and the blue lodge, chapter and encampment may be established wherever there is a sufficient number of members.4 i Bro. Forsyth I want these degrees really accessible and not open in name only. 1 favor conferring these degrees in the pomona, granges.

1 object to conferring the three higher degrees in subordinate granges, but let them be conferred in the pomona. 1 don't government toward themselves and, Whereas, It is the duty of wise and just legislators to see tbatthe blessings and burdens of the government are shed or laid with impartial rule upon all classes alike, and claiming for ourselves no more than the happiness, wealth and general prosperity of every citizen would take stock in tne trouble and dimcuity part ot the. plan. Bro. I Chase moved a substitute Whose effect lows occupy this positio they demand the abolition of the higher degrees.

A public clamor is to be Obeyed in the West. I represent the Patrons of Iowa and nine-tenths if not ten-tenths demand the abolition of the higher de-! Bro, Whitehead The Patrons of New Jersey don't want the degrees abolished. Public clamor does not represent public sentiment. In New Jersey we are at work trying to carry out the objects of the order and' we nave no time to meddle with those matters with which we have nothing to do. i Bro.

Davie Your committee could not; have reported otherwise than we did report. We have labored at it faithfully and if it is not satisfactory amend it. We must work' slo wly Bro.S KitchenI had expected the higher degrees to be of great use to the order, but they prove valueless and I am now prepared to vote to abojish them and I think the grange is pre. pared to abolish them. i Bro.

Lang This organization is a practical organization for practical men. Farmers are practical men and they want made of direct utility and they will.take.noth-. ing.eJse., care lor, popular, but jf jthe public voice is right I fall in, if Wrong 1 opptOse1 it' 1 The question is, is 'it rtght? hrthls eonhtryJ All men, site peers their Is no classification) I object to the fifth just asmuch'as the-sixth and seventh, and I object to the whole ot tbem attain selected few haVe control of he educational and business features? In seem to share in the due and proper encouragement of American agriculture; therefore, Betolmd. That American agriculturists de was to aboluh the fifth, sixth and seventh degrees. I -i '1 mand that they shall be recognized as a real isro.

uaborn opposed tne substitute. Bro. Webster The DeoDle of the United lactor in tnis government dv tne establishment of a bureau of agriculture, to be presided over States the higher' degrees abolished. The nlaU of the committee don't helu the by a cabinet omcer. wno snail organize the present difficqlties.

The resolutionst.uof same upon a plan to be devised by the wisdom oi uongress, wuipn snail embrace to tne nicest extent the agricultural interests of of the people, and whose counsel and advice granges an oyer iuq couniry inuicuie ipe warn. No' work' "is done In any degree above the fourth i here ail the work islouein the fourth. Our peiopie wish to 'abolish! unnecessary Enaii nave uue weient aceorqeq to- tne same on it! 'iiLi all matters afleoting the agricultural and also our public affairs generally. er and, objected to the substitute as being foreign to JCesotved, That we unite as agriculturists in 'pie be adopted instead of the patriarchal re- one common cause to secure this object from Congress and the chief executive, without re-: the 'subject and improper matter to consider in this oi. Bro, Elljs These two questions are closely allied.

Many members' wish to abolish' the grange such.iareallyjthe case, The gardto political affiliations, and that the exec same abjection lies against the fifth as against tne sixth arid' seventh'. I want the fifth als'6 higher jdegreesJ vm. ou i.m. 'ij i.mj utive committee are hereby instructed to sena this preamble and resolutions to each member of the Congress ot the United States, and 1 that each State arrange prepare and sign peti ixne wortny master overruled 'tne point oi order, i 1 -i- i Bro. Ellis preferred to abolish all above tions sotting forth our desires for the accomplishment of this object as the very highest fifth degree.

Let lis keep that and abolish all tnat can engage our common endeavor ana we do hereby earnestly call upon every grange in the United.States to give us its assistance, aDove. i in Ufiio we aamit an wormy rairons to the, fifth. I move an amendment so as to substitute fifth lor lourth degree, Dr. Blanton opposed both the amendment and thd substitute. 1 1 do not know ot any1 wish in to either or to abolish the higher degrees.

We don't desire con ana every larmer or planter not a granger, to give us his aid and furthermore, that the ex-: ecutive committee shall communicate this preamble and resolutions to every State and solicit the co-operation of every grange in tinual agitation on this question with change tne united States, and that or every farmer and woimiy. 4th District: A. P. Collins, Solomon City, Saline County. 6th District: W.

II. Fletcher, Republican City, Clay County. POMONA GRANGES. 1 Shawnee County, Wm. Simms, Master) To- peka.

2 Cowley County, A. S. Williams, Master) Wln- lleld. 8 Sedgwick County, A. M.

Durand, Master; Mount Hope. i Davia County, David Menfert master, Miss Jennie Walbridgo secretary, G. W. Montague agent Junction city. 6 Crawford County, S.

J. Konkcl, Master; Cato. 7 Morris County, Daniels Master, White City, Coffin secretary, Council Grove. 8 McPnerson County, C. P.

McAlexander, Mas ter; J.N. Fellows, Sec'y. McPhersonP. O. 9 Sumner County, W.

H. Pierce, Master; Ox ford, R. A. Gilmore, Sec'y, Guelph. 10 Saline County, A.

P. Collins, Muster; Solo mon city. 11 Bourbon County, J. W. Bowlus, Master) Paw nee, H.

C. Phinney, Sec'y, Ft. Scott. 12 Butler County, H. W.

Beek, Master; Indian ola. 18 Republic County, Albert Odell, Master; Bell-Ville. Franklin County, W. S. Hanna master, Ottawa, Albert Long secretary, Le Loup.

15 Reno, Kingman and Barbour Counties, Joshua Cowgill, Master; Hutchinson, Reno county, N. E. Powell, Secretary, King city. 16 Cherokee County, Joseph Wallace, Master; Columbus. 17 Marion County, R.

C.Bates, Master; E. A. Hodges, Secretary, Marion Center. 18 Johnson County, D. D.

Marquis, Master; T. W. Oshell, Sec'y, Olathe. 19 Waubannsee County, W. W.

Cone, Master; Dover. 80 Douglas County meets on the 2d Wednesday of each month at Miller's Hall, at 1 p. m. Wm. Roe, Master; Geo.

Y. Johnson, Secretary Lawrence. 21 Neosho County. Williams, Master Erie. 32 Clay County, Avery, Master Wakefield.

23 Mitchell County, Silas Fisher master, McMillan secretary, Belvoir. 24 Lyon County, W. P. Phillips, Master; Ply- mouth, J. W.

Smith, Sec'y, Emporia. 26 Chase County, E. Stotts, Master; Hymcr. 26 Osage County, John Rehrig, Master; Fairfax. 27 Allen County.

F. M. Power master, Carlisle, J. P. Sproul secretary, Jeddo; 28 Anderson County Grange, John Post, Master; Gartiett, R.

L. Row, Secretary; Welda. The National Grange. A SECOND DAY. As none of the committees were ready, but little business of public interest was accomplished.

It was a pretty good day lor petitions, memorials and other communications which were all referred. On this day twenty-seven States were represented, the additional ones being New York, California, Nebraska, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Brother Smedley, worthy lecturer, read his report which was as follows lecturer's report. Worth? Master: In compliance with the instructions of the worthy master of the National; (Grange and the executive committee, based on calls from masters of State granges, I have devoted nearly all the time since our last session to the work of my office. In answering these calls I have labored in iourteen States, and am gratified to report that the condition of the order in nearly all of these States is most encouraging.

The principles underlying our organization seem to have taken deep "hold of the hearts of its members, and, as the work of organization is nearly linished, they are turning their attention in those practical directions where real success is to be found. It has seemed to have been expected of me in many localities to exemplify the unwritten work, and give opinion on law and usage. I have, however, been of the opinion that this did not come within the scope of the National lecturer's duty. This might have been and undoubtedly was a necessity in the early days of our work. But I think now this should be left entirely to the masters of the State granges, whose duty and prerogative it is to settle these questions.

I have regarded it more in the province and duty of the National lecturer to strengthen the authority, confidence and influence of the officers of the National Grange and subordinate granges, to encourage the brothers and sisters to renewed activity, to point out and urge the necessity for such an organization as this, and to suggest in a general way those practical methods by which the desired results may be obtained. In doing this- I'haVe earnestly sought to Impress the importance of the individual responsibility ot members In the work in which we are engaged. This point seems to me to be the key to our success, When we have become convinced that on each individual member of the order, brother and sister, rests a responsibility that each does his or her part in the work so essential to the general good, success is insured. -rfc I have been everywhere received In the kindest and 'most fraternal spirit, a spirit which left the regret that I could only meet a small portion ot the urgent calls for myser- I had never tefore realized the importance of this branch Of our work. The very fact of an officer ot the National Grange visiting our members Beems to encourage and strengthen the cause and Incite to renewed efforts.

It Is of the highest importance thnt the bond of fraternity between the constituted authorities and the subordinate granges should be made as close as possible. I cannot refrain from expressing my obligations to the master and officers of the State granges where it has been my lot to labor. They, have done everything in their power to make a work (which at best l.VAnlAlia ATID aa oaov on rt nlpftsant aS DOS- on change." i see no just grounu tor aoonnon of thes degrees, i The high moral, educational and social; ieatu res of the order, are of most consequence and importance. The. fifth de planter throughout the land, in such form and manner as to them may seem best calculated to attain the objects 6et forth therein.

FIFTH DAY. Grange mot at 10 a. Nov. 20th, and was gree Has criarge of education, and education is bated on morality. The tilth degree teaches hope, and so up till at the top is charity.

The advance is upward and onward. They all culminate In one grand and symmetrical organi opened in due form. The worthy muster and all officers in their places. The minutes ot Saturday were read and approved. Bro.

Osborn asked suspension ot tne rnies, zation covering the whole ground. Virginia is satisfied, with these degrees. If we do our stricken Out. If we want to educate Kve must to the men whom we, would Go to them, meet them face to face, and the place to do that is in the subordinate 'granges. The order, the Whole, order, baa this'objectin'view," to bring up the farming1 class abreast, with the highest in the land.

Let the higher work of the order be ever prominent and pronounced. I shall jro'te against the amendment arid in favof of the substitute. -r xii Bro. Allen-T-I oppose both the amendment and the) substitute. I submitted a memorial of the executive; committee oT the Missouri" State Grange, asking tout 'either the1 higher degrees be opened or abolished.

-i On the ampn lment 'the, yeas and nays were, called and the amendment was lost. Yeas4-Bros. Jonen, Vfashbtirne, 1 Uodard, Smith, 'Forsyth, Davie; Hm. Grave, Woodman, Adams lli.nckley, Ellis, and Sisters Fprsyth, James' Davie! Woodman, Adams. Whitehead, Hinckley.

Ellis Blanton, Osborne-r3L Nays Webster, Rosa, Buchanan, Moore, Hemingway, Allen. Chase, Haynes Kitchen-, Jjang, and Sisters Washburne, Moore, lieming-wav, Allen, Chase, Kitchen i Bro. James raised the point that- this grange was not competent to aboUsh the seventh degree and that only throilgh the seventh degree1 could such action be originated. Broi Woodman raised the point that the re. port of a report ot a committee but the' recommendations of the committee might be so amended.

Bro. Chase It Is competent for the Grange to put the secret work in proper hands. Bro. Osborne moved to lay the substitute On the table, which motion prevailed. Yeas Bros.

Jones, Webster, Godard, Smith, Davie, Ham, Graves, Adams, Howe, Hinckley, Blanton, Osborn. and Sisters Jones, Godard, James, ttylaud, Ham, Graves, Adams, Hinckley' Blanton, Osborn 24. "i Navs Foravthi to Introduce a resolution whose purport was to censure the subordinate committee of the executive committee of the National Grange. During pendency ol motion the special order was called, to wit xne report ot cro. ngnt commissioner and deDUtv to England, "which auty as good ratrons, we snail aavance.

-Bro. James The 60,000 members in Indiana do not demand the abolition of these higher degrees. I speak of the seventh degree which has charge of the secret work and places the whole power to control that in the hands of the National Grange: Without that the whole thing will go to pieces. We are not ready to dispense with the higher degrees. ported adversely, i 'iict-xi 'v-vm -i (im'.

Ellis Thei Patroos oft Ohio are inter-' i ested I i that questional I call tor the yeas and tiays. i.iu ij- ijii v. riTbe teport was concurred Also on the resolution offered iby BrO. Ham', place 'o' membershlp reported ad- Bro.lEUis We to jet pedple go Where xhey wish and not force men to go to-one grange more than another. Bro.

Let men go Where they prefer arid join such grange as they please. Bra. Ham Let men choose their own place. It is. important'.

Bro. Chase the report go to com-mfttee otf digest.1''' 1 i Bro. I WebNter--If the amendment amounts to nothing strikf outthe --n The report was so referred. Also, on petition offered by Bro. Ham asking that tees and dues of the National Grange-be repaid to.State granges reported adversely.

Concurred in. on memorial offered by Bro. Lang to amend the constitiition and to vest the powers and duties of the National Grange in a board of delegates, one from each State grange, reported adversely. Bro; Lang This qViestlon has just been decided on the memorial from Missouri. It this is to be a business organization I want it an or- ganization of business men.

is it right that the, farmers of Texas send my wife here for her social advantage? I submit it to the is it right?) Just because, a lady is wife of a is she to come here at the expense of the farmers I want to take off these crudl- ties of our early organization. Dr, iBlariton I must pitch in and save the women, They are the most useful institution in the whole concern. My brother from. Texas Is not 'a withered) dried-up old bachelor, and I did not expect such a proposition from him, -Destroy woman's connection and all the beauty of the 'organization will have fled. It is not the old bachelors which object to the women in the grange; but the hen-pecked hus- bands.1 But in the grange we have no pecked But especially my brother-, from Texas is neither a bantatn nor hen-pecked.

Seriously'when men' represent' the gi'ange alonB it will wink out. I will keep thesymi. i metrjiof the orgamzation and women essential to Bio. Lang-t never advocated the My brother is "the 'Only representative of the hen-pecked here. I only want one representative, and if my wife comes or my good broth- er's wife, let them come as representatives on, their own merits, chosen for their own merits' and not from of being a oa Stale master's wife.I want them to reach cub- tinction bv something better than marriage.

was read and referred. This is a very valu able paper and we hope to publish it in full in uue time, it review's in uis enure mis sion. Tho committee on executive committee's report, reported, and pending the considera uro. Hemingway i came into tne jNauonai Grange as a delegate ot the State 6f Mississippi, commissioned to do all I could to do away with these higher orders. It a majority decide that the best interests require their continuince.

mvself and my constituents will tion ot their report, the grange at i p. m. iook a recess to 3 p. m. THE UNION STOCK YARDS.

In company with Judge Gates, ot Iowa, and fully obey. What was the object of establish Bro. Sawdon, of the Cincinnati Orange Built' tin, we visited the Union Stock Yards and one ot the large packing houses. The yards are the largest in the world, admirably arranged and managed, and tho porkers were going through the mill at the rate of two hundred per hour. Alter recess, tne report ot committee on re Moore, Woodman.

AUen. ,17 1 1 IT ia port of subordinate committee of the executive committee was recommitted, with power to summon persons ana papers. 1 Bro. Wright submitted statement of ex uiieurau, Xjiiis, navues, uaug, iviLCiit'ii, auu Sisters Forsyth, Moore, flethlhgi waypAlien, Chase, en ni vft tim- j' The action of the grange fixing the present as the limit of time within which new biislritfss raav be presented, was: reconsidered and ex penses for his tour in England and Germany tended to Thursday night, vi -r viv-t 'u- ''-The rules were suspended and Davie ment ot the order of I'atrons or uusoanary in the United States? It was to develop the material Interests of farmers and raise farmers as a class to their proper place among their fellow men. What have this ritual, this regalia, these higher degrees done or what will to help these things? All the secrecy, the grips wanted is to, protect, no more.

We don't want a privileged Whatever1 is done muBt be done with thes-e ends! We don't wish toi do away: with the mscbineryvbuc to abolishj ipart of mysteries and make whole more effective. Can any brother or any; sister give me any1 one solid reason lor retaining these degrees This is a thoroughly practical organization and we want the subordinate granges for this and nothing more. County granges may help. The weal or woe of this organization depends on the subordinate granges. It you would have it succeed, educate the subordinate granges.

We must educate our young men, teach them to do brain work, and apply science to agriculture and the subordinate granges must be the school. We are here for legislating for the interest of the order below. we wish to know is how to grow and Sell our crops not how to give a grip. Wfl don't care lor these degrees and we want only enough of them to enable one Patron to recognize another, and that is all. We don't do away with' a single wheel in this maohineryj but all extra and fancy trimmings should mot occupy rour time or attention.

1 know no argument in favor of opening these degrees. You make them expensive. Inaccessible and the whole 'thing Is I want the State grange to' send its own us commissioner. The i secretary read a letter of fraternal Greeting from Bro. Crew, master of Dakota tate Grange.

Also a letter from Bro. Taylor, master of Florida State Grange, ot like tenor. By consent, Bro. Webster offered a resolution asking the business managers to appoint a committee of three to confer with committee on co-operation. Adopted.

By consent, Bro. Haynes offered an invitation to National Grange to meet next year at Nashville. By consent, Bro. Davie offered a resolution Instructing National Grange to meet in Louisville, next year. By consent, Bro.

Moore offered a resolution instructing the National Grange to meet next year at Baltimore. On the call of States the following were introduced California, amendment to constitution, to reduce, fees. Georgia, a resolution looking to the appointment of the worthy master as one of the executive committee. amendment to constitution, to reduce fees to Also, resolution looking to reduction, of executive committee, to the wnrthv master and two members. Also, reso sentative.

"xne report was concurrea in. The committee on the report of the execu-: tive committee reported a meeting had been held, attended by the executive committee and the past master. They returned the report of the executive committee lor-revls-1 ion and their, former report without change. The report was concurred in and the former -t report 'made a special order lor 11 a. lv.n,o i ts in i 1 i.

iv. At. 1 I offered a resolution relating to railroad legislature and proposing' a plan of getting information with regard thereto, and asking Congress and State Legislatures to lorward this object. i EVEXfNG On call of committees the following reports were i.s i Committee on constitution and by-laws, on resolution looking to reduction ot fees to $3 and $1, reported adversely. Bro.

Moore' moved to recommit, with instructions to bring in an amendment making the reduction proposed. 1 Broi Whitehead opposed the motion. Bro. Washbume opposed the motion. '-Bro; Haines I wish to accomplish a purpose.

I believe it will replenish, the treasury of the Subordinate granges. There Is ho reason why charter members should come in at less rates than others. want all good farmers to come in and work with us: grange is to. organ-, ize the farmers, and tp educate and; the i vvuiuuvioq iMiKesp roiwrcu uno vuo uj- 1 A. i.

a i .1 1 1 .1 i The Teport Was concurred In' and; the digest was laid, ou the. tabled t-''' CIIU 1.1 l4t.M.Al.'l that hOwl'L' i useless. -This Is an organization which wei committee haa obtained 4rom the State of Ken-j Hoped, would do. worK wanteq, pui.ine, voice of the Patron is, heard Remanding the, abolition of thesb tlegr'6es. soUare up1 lution looking to purchase of buildingB for permanent use' of-National Grange at Louts- 'to the work and'do this thing' "which theyide n-iJAdJocrned to 10 i.v? I jrtdiaccs nIT Ul I i Bible.

Fjtom officer! of National and State 1 9 I'O'-fl'l.

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