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W. A. Peffer, Who Will Be U. S. Senator From Kansas

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The bitter struggle in Kansas for United States senatorial honors has been ended and that doughty republican champion Senator Ingalla has been beaten. The alliance men united on Judge W. A. Peffer. He is well known in his state as a writer on farming topics and as the author of a popular book entitled "The Way Out," advocating the loaning of money by the ttovernment on farm and farm products. He has resided in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and Kansas, and has been by turns farmer, teacher, soldier and editor. He flgured prominently in Tennessee during reconstruction times, opposing the extreme radicalism of Governor Brown. He is at the present time editor of the Kansas "Farmer" a position he has filled since 1881. Under his direction the paper has become one of the best paying properties in the newspaper line. Before joining the "Farmer," Judge Peffer had been an editorial writer on the Topeka "Capital" and has but recently become a member of the Alliance and a chirmpion of its principies. He is tall and slender and wears a full beard, reaching nearly to his waist. His voice is hoarse, gruff and low toned, and a frequent cough with a stooping gait give the impression that he has but a slender stock of health. He is recognized as a man óf education and culture, and one of the most vigoróos writers the alliance movement has brought to the front. He has published a great many articles and pamphlets that have had wide circulation, discussing various economie matters froin the farnier's point of view, and his article in the "Forum" of December 1889, on The "Farmers' Defensive Movement," should be read by all who want to know how this general uprising among the farmers has come about.


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