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RATIONAL VABXEBS AtLIAKCB AMD
President L. L. Folk, Washington, D.C
Wa Prarirtant IT. T LniTCltS. Huron. 8. D
Secretary J. n. Tprnbr, Washington, D. 0.
Lecturer J. r. wilmth, aiciiimuj, ivu.
NATIONAL CITIZENS' INDUSTRIAL
Prdiirtnt. Noah Allen. Wichita. Kan
Vice Preldent. ...E. Gerry Brown, Boston, Mam
Secretary..... Annie L. uwgs, wasmngwra, u. v.
Treasurer P. B. Maxson, Emporia, Kan
Lecturer. 8. H. Bnlder, Kingman, Kan
KANSAS FARMERS' ALLIANCE AND
President W. H. Blddle, Augusta
Vice President Mrs. F. R. Vlekory, Emporia
Secretary J. B. French, Topeka
Treasurer A. C. Easter, Burllngame
Lecturer s. M. aeon, mcrnerson
Au't Lecturer.. Mm. F. McCormlck, Great Bend
Adopted by the State Convention of the
People's Party at Wichita.
Resolved, That we, the representatives
of the People's party of Kansas, in con
vention assembled, ratify the St. Louis
preamble and platform of principles of
February 22d, 1892, and reaffirm every
sentence and line of the same as fully as
though set out herein, and we only de
lire to add to it by specializing and
emphasizing some of the vital truths
Resolved, That we believe all leg
islation should be directed to the end of
securing to the laborer the full fruits of
his toll, and that the betterment of his
condition, morally and Intellectually,
should be alike purpose of law. We
therefore denounce all monopolies of the
products of labor, and all monopolies of
the soil and other natural resources of
the earth, like the minerals and coal,
and all elements of nature, like electric
ity, by the use of which the human race
through labor subsists.
Resolved, That we believe that gov
ernment only Is good where an Injury to
one is the concern of all; that public
needs should be supplied by public
agencies, and that the people should be
served equally and alike; and that among
other things the government should pro
vide public telephones and telegraph
lines, and a postal currency for con
venience In transmitting small sums of
money, and that as nearly as practicable
the mail of all the people be delivered
at their homes free.
Resolved, That we favor a liberal pen
sion law, and a law making good to the
old soldiers their loss by reason of pay
ment for services In depreciated cur
rency, and that the government Issue
United States notes, full legal tender, to
pay this difference.
Resolved, That we condemn the pres
ent board of railroad assessors for
their action In reducing the valuation of
the property of the railroads of the state,
whereby the burdens of taxation already
Imposed upon the people have been un
justly Increased; and we commend the
bold stand taken in congress by the sen
ators and representatives of the People's
party in their determined fight against
monopolistic corporations, and we here
by pledge to them our united support,
and express our unbounded confidence
In their wisdom and ability.
Resolved, That we approve the wise
and progressive legislation passed by the
lower house of the legislature at Its last
session, and condemn the Republican
senators for non-concurrence In - the
same. And especially do we commend the
action of such house in passing a bill pro
viding for the weekly payment of wages
by all corporate companies, and condemn
the senate for defeating the same; and
we demand that the next legislature
ftniLnt aiinh law. .nr fnr fh a hnnnflt nf rmr
miners we favor the adoption of thai
Missouri screen law as the law of this
We condemn the betrayal of the prom
iaesof tha Republican party In Its plat
form of 1890, by its representatives In the
senate, in defeating by non-action the
Australian ballot bill and the bill provid
lngforthe election of railroad commls
sloners by the people, both of which were
promised In Its platform, and we com
mend the action of the People's party
representatives In the lower house for
redeeming their promises to us.
We commend the People's party repre
sentees In the lower house for the pas
sage of the bill making Pinkerton's
detective system amenable to law; and
for the passage of the bill prohibiting
the blacklisting and discharging of cor
porate employes without an opportunity
to be heard In their defense, and we con
demn the Republican senate for failing
to pass such bills.
We also favor just and equitable pen
sion laws for the benefit of railroad em
ployes who are Injured In the company's
service, such pensions to be paid by the
companies, and to be a first lien on their
property. We commend the People's
party representatives of the lower house
at the last session in passing the maxi
mum freight rate bill, and condemn the
Republican senate for allowing the same
to die on Its calendar, confident of the
fact that if it had become a law the in
terior cities of the state, which are justly
complaining of discrimination against
them by the railroads in favor of Missouri
river points, would find the evllremoved,
and we pledge the people In city and
country to remedy the same by legislation.
Resolved, That we favor the abolition
of the system of passes In general use by
railroad companies as a species of favor
itism dangerous to the freedom of Amer
ican sovereignty. We favor the election
of United States senators .by direct vote
of the people, and favor the submission
to a vote of the people of Kansas of an
amendment to the state constitution pro
viding for equal suffrage of all American
citizen without regard to sex.
Resolved, That, although the People's
party of Kansas Is largely composed of
farmers, we sympathize with all classes
of laborers, and will aid them in their
contest for a better system and more
equitable division of the profits of their
toil, and we invite their co-operation in
our warfare agalnt a common enemy.
TO THa ALLIANCE BROTHERHOOD.
A Swedish weekly newspaper, to be
published at Llndsborg, Kansas, is about
to be started; a paper that will further
the interests of the people. A stock or
ganization has been formed, and the ob
ject in view is to raise $5,000.00 sub
scribed stock, divided into one thousand
shares at $5.00 a share. As soon as $3,
000.00 is raissd, the subscribed stock will,
according to the constitution, be col
lected and the company will commence
with the publication of the paper.
For a long time there has been and
still Is a great demand for a paper of this
kind, a paper published In the Swedish
language, that will advocate the Interests
of the laborers and the farmers. Long has
this demand been seen, but no efforts
have been made to supply It. Now is
the time to make it a success, and the
paper o.ght to be published as soon as
Therefore we also solicit our Ameri
can friends to take a hand in this enter
prise. Anyone who wishes to subscribe
stock, can receive more full Information
from our authorized agents, Chas. Ferm,
of Lindsborg, and Nels Anderson, of To
peka. Mr. 08car j Ostenberg, diatricj
Una; Mr. n. Hellstrom andJB. F. McGlll,
at McPherson. If none of our agents can
be seen write to Mr. C. J. Johnson, presi
dent of the board, or to O. W. Esping,
secretary, Llndsborg, Kansas.
The paper we are starting is In the in
terest of reform. We cannot reach the
Swedish people in any other way than
by literature in that language. The
church to-day ostracises its members
who dare to be and become Alliance mem
bers. We that are ostracised are too few
and weak to alone start this undertaking.
We therefore call on you to help us
Americanize our people. Let every Alii
ance in the state act and take one or
Shawnee County Alliance took three
It Is not possible to visit all counties;
the expense would consume the profit,
therefore act in our absence. All stock
and money In aid should be sent to H.
Hellstrom, McPherson, Kan., Box 322.
Reform papers please copy.
County committeemen of the People's
party In counties having Swedish settle
ments and who desire the services of
Nels Anderson during the campaign, are
requested to make application to J. B.
French, Topeka, Kan. On receipt of
these applications, meetings will be ar
ranged as to time, so as to economise in
traveling expenses and make the cost
upon each county as light as possible.
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