JCATIONAL FAKMERV ALLIANCE AND
President L. L. Pouc. Washington, D. 0.
W President H. L. Loucks, Huron, 8. D.
B-eretary J. H Turnkb Whlngton,n C.
Lecturer J. F. Willi, McLouth, Kan.
KANSAS FARMERS' ALLIANCE AND
president W. II. BJddle, AuaruBta
Vice President Mrs. F. R Vlory, Emporia
SKwrrtary J. B. French, T.pka
Treasurer A. C. Eater, Rurllnganw
Lecturer M 8entt, Mer"hrsoo
AM't Lecturer.. Mrs F. McCormlck. Great Bend
Please announce the following appoint
ments for State lecturer 8. M. Scott:
BeloJt, January 15 and 16.
Mankato, January 18.
BellevHlA January lit.
Concordia. January 20.
Anltn. January 21.
JlcPherson, Januarv 23.
All members of the Alliance ars In
vited to these meetings and especially
the sub lecturers to the day meeting, as
this time will be given to special work
as part of lecture system now being in
augurated, and bearing directly upon
business and fraternal Interest such as
our life and property Insurance, etc.
Wherever it can be so arranged, open
meetings will be held in the eveniog, to
which everybody Is cordially invited to
hear Brother 8c3tt oa "Co-operation of
Laboring Classen; orSrtence of Economi
cal Government," from the Alliance or
All applications for state lecturer
ihould be addressed to the president.
Personal address of State Lecturer S. M.
Scott, is McPherson, Kan.
W. II. Biddlk,
President F. A. &. I. U. of Kansas.
To the Brotherhood of the NatUmdl Farmert
Alliance and Indxitrtal Union.
We believe that the great principles
upon which the demands of our order
ere based are correct We believe that
these principles are founded in equity
and justice. We believe their recogni
tion and adoption In our governmental
policy would conserve the highest Inter
ests of the publio weal. We believe that
the Just equlpose between the great In
dustries of our country, which Is abso
lutely essential to our existence as a free
people, has been destroyed. We believe
that the political power and wealth of the
country are being appropriated and ab
sorbed, through discriminating and vic
ious legislation, by the few, to the detri
ment and ruin of the many. We believe
that as a people we are fast drifting away
from the landmarks of the fathers of the
Promoted by these painful convictions,
we have solemnly appealed to the sense
of justice and patriotism of the Amen
can people. Ignoring past party differ
ences, men of all sections and of all shades
of political opinion have magnanimously
and patriotically aligned themselves un
der the Alliance banner and espoused a
common cause the cause of a common
country, the cause of humanity and jus
We expected opposition, persistent,
bitter and powerful opposition. We ex-
pectedthat every expedient that could
be devised for demoralizing and dividing
us would be employed. We expected
that the formidable evils against which
we had entered battle would entrench
tnd fortify behind party lines and employ
the machinery and enginery of party
power azalnst us. We expected that our
righteous demand for an open field and
an equal chance in the race of life would
be Ignored and spurned. We expected
that our earnest plea for justice would
not be weighed In the scale of reason nor
met with fair and manly argument, but
that we would be ridiculed, maligned and
persistently misrepresented. In all this
we have notbeen disappointed.
Now what is our doty as Alliance men?
Plainly, it Is to stand loyally and man
fully by our principles, vote for no man
nor party who oppose our principles, ex
tend the hand of friendship and fellow
ship to any man or party who favor our
principles. Place principles above par
ties. Place measures above men. Place
country above section. Place love of
home, of family, above the allusive and
treacherous rewards of party service.
Place right above wrong.
Let duty the grandest word ever
uttered In the dialect of mortal tongue-
duty to God, duty to country, duty to
home and family, be the sublime stand
ard of our action In all things devolving
upon us as citizens. Let us be dilligent
and faithful in all our duties as Alliance
men. Keep up and strengthen the or
ganization. Encourage the wavering,
strengthen the weak and confirm the
strong. Continue to educate the people
in the great principles of justice, equity
and truth. The crucial teet of our man
hood and our loyalty to principle is upon
us. Stupendous effort will be made by
our enemies to so direct the campaign of
1802, as to disrupt and destroy our or
ganization. Appeals to sectional pride
or prejudice will be made. Let us answer
that our order knows no north, no south,
no east, no west The disaffection or dis
loyalty of an occasional traitor In our
ranks will be urged as evidence of decay.
Let us answer that no human organiza
tion that ever had an existence was ex
empt from these. Party fealty and party
spirit will be invoked to force an aban
donment of our principles. Let us an
swer that we will stand by that party that
will stand by us, and that we are not so
blind as to expect relief at the hand of
any political party that opposes our prin
clples and seeks to destroy our organiza
tion. Weakness in numbers, and our
disorganized condition as a political fac
tor, will be paraded to prove our help
lessness. Let us answer that the old
Saxon spirit and courage which met this
same base argument in two of the mighti
est revolutions of modern times, and
gave to the world this great country, has
not yet died out in the hearts of the
Corporate power, centralized capital,
and all their allied political forces, will
be held up in formidable array to Intimi
date us. Belying on the justice of our
cause, the invincible power of right and
the favor of God, let us meet them with
the only weapons left us manhood and
"Equal rights to all and special privi
leges to none" is all we ask. A just and
honorable people would ask for nothing
more. A just and honorable people
would be content with nothing less. Be
not deceived by plausible devices involv
ing a compromise of principles, or a
betrayal of the high purposes of our
order. Beware of the gift-bearing Greeks.
Fraternally, L. L. Polk,
President N. F. A. & I. U.
Reform press please copy.
National Labor Conference.
All persons who desire to attend the
National Labor conference at St Louis
February 22, 1892, are requested to com
municate with me at once. I have been
selected by the delegates of the Farmers'
Alliance and Industrial Union of Kansas
to arrange for rates, route and hotel ac
commodations for the Kansas party.
J. B. Fbknch,
Secrectary F. A. &. I. U. of Kansas.
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" Where we are, how we got here,
and the way out"
By Hon. W. A. PEFFER,
v. s. sbnatob ntox xairsis.
There is a demand for a comprehensive snd
authoritative book which shall represent ths
farmer, and set forth his condition, the influ
ences surrounding him, and plans and proppects
for the future. This book lias been written by
Hon. W. A. Peffer, who was elected to the
United States Senate from Kansas to succeed
Senator Ingftlls. The title is Tub Farmer's
Sids, and this indicates the purpose of the work.
In the earlier chapters, Senator Teffer de
scribes the condition of the farmer in various -parts
of the country, and compares it with the
condition of men in other callings. lie carefully
examinee the cost of labor, of living, the prices
of cropsj taxes, mortgages, and rates of interest
He gives elaborate tables showing the increase
of wealth in railroads, manufactures, banking,
apd other forms of business, and he compares
this with the earnings of the farmer, and also
wage-workers in general. In a clear, forcible
style, with abundant citations of facts and fig
ures, the author tells how the farmer reached
his present unsatisfactory condition. Then fol
lows an elaborate discussion of " The "Way out,"
which is the fullest and most authoritative pres
entation of the aims and views of the Farmers'
Alliance that has been published, including full
QL3CU3310U1 oi mo currency, vue ijuibuuus vi
interest and mortgages, railroads, the sale of
crops, and other matters of vital consequence.
This book is the only one which attempts to
cover the whole ground, and it is unnecessary
to. emphasize its value. It is a compendium of
the facts, figures, and suggestions which ths
farmer ought to have at hand.
Thi Fiana's 8ni has just been issued,
and makes a handsome and substantial book
of 330 pages. We have arranged with the pub
lisherj for its sals to our readers at the pub
lishers' price. The book may be obtained at
our offloe, or we will forward copies to any
ad Jreat, post-paid, on receipt of tl.00 per copy.
We have also mwle arriuigeinpnu by which
we can give this book and a year's rabscripUoa
to Thi advocate for $175. Address
; ADVOCATE PU8tl5Him CO., Tcpt'J. JCan.
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