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Great Work To Be Done

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"Alliaiice Week" was a feature of the expositiou at Atlanta, which will long be remeinbcred by those who attended. The chief exercises took placo on Wednesday, when addresses were modo by prominent Alliance men and other citizens of Georgia. Dr. C. W. McCune, who was introduced as "a gentleman who, more than any other, bas contributed to make the Alliance the grand success it is," said in the course of his address: Now, if the Farmers' Alliance were purely a political organization it wonid be something to be condemned- but the objects of the alliance are such that it ia not and never can be in any sense of the word a political organization. It has a higher and a nobler mission. The men who fill its ranks know this, and they know its real aiins are pure and devoted solely to the welfare of an immense body of American citizens - a body of men who for probity, inteiligence and, courage have not their peers on earth. The mission of the Alliance is a grand and noble one, and the work it has already done should commend it to the respect of every true American. It is no secret political organization, it could never hold togetfcer if it were, but it is a vast body of intelligent American farmers banded together for mutual improvenient and mutual help, sworn to aid each other without discriniinating against any other class of their fellow citizens. If you will look back over the last ten or fifteen years, my friends, you will see that there has been a general commotion, a very prevalent feeling of discontent and anxiety among all the people, and especially among the agricultural classes who feit- and who rightly feit- that they were not being fairly treated in a great many ways. Out of this feeling grew this great movement, an instructivo movement for self defense and protection. What the future holds no man may say. Some there are - wise men- who predict that the century will close in blood&hed and confusión; others have saóxl that the jrreat problcms vexing us today will find their solntion beforo the year 1900. Who is right and who is wrong iu Üiis we cannor - but one thing we know, and that is that the great Alliance of the farmers of America is doing its utmost to furnish a speedy and satisfactory sohition to many of the problems which have so long vexed the toiling millions. Yku can hear the ahont for relief coming Tip from all parts of the country - and the cries of honest and hard-working men must bc heeded. We must have in all tliings liberality, unity, and in alJ things eharity. No class of men in this country have anything to fear from the success of the Allianco. On the'contrary all men have evorything to hope from it, and the objects of this grand agricultural movement once assured, this country will take on such an era of solid prosperity and nationa) wealth as was never seen before, was never dreamed of. Our only cry is for justice - pure and simple; "equal rights to all, special privileges to none." If I could mako my voice heard throughout the length and breadth of this land I would devote myself unreservedly to this great issue, and never cease until Btrength failed me. Belicvo me, my friends, that the success of the Alliance means your emancipation from the'servitude of Wall street. You will be released from the financial thraldom under which New York has so long kept you. It is a humiliating confession to make, but we are not blind to the faet that the whole land i.s groaning under the slavery of monopolists and men who care nothing for their country and everything for their bank accounts. But, my frieuds, we have a long, hard fight before us, and while we do not deepair of victory, it will tax our energies and patriotism to the utmost to wrest our fair land from the choking grasp of monopoly.


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