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THE ADVOCATE. CONCERNING KANSAS. THIS PAPER PAID FOB. The person who receives this paper need not fear a dan. It has been paid for to a certain date or else it is sent as a sample copy. If yon do not want it pass it to some one who appreciates a good thing. NOTES. The Southwestern soldiers reunion will be held at Arkansas City October 0 to 12. Secretary Ojborn says Kansas will ba a Waterloo for the republicans this year. State Auditor Van B. Prather is seri ously sick and not able to attend to the work of his office. The Barton Cbunty Irrigation Com pany is surveying for a canal to supply 200,000 acres of bottom land in that county. A strong effort is being made to get Thomas B. Heed to make speeches in Kansas. Ha acd Morrill together would stand up for Maine, their native state, in great shape. Stacy, of the Parsons Independent, seams to be responsible for the repub lican state central committee being called the "republican Mafia," and the name fits. The Mafia ia the Italian or ganization whoae chief business is to assassinate. The people of Leavenworth are deter mined to have the encampment of the state militia, to be held next month. That speaks well for the officers who at tended the school of instructions at the military reservation. They must have behaved well. G. W. Coffin writes from Atwood: "We propose to carry Rawlins county. Count a Populist representative from each county in northwest Kansas." That's the way to talk. The state ticket is safe. See that no mistake is made as to the legislature. Topaka ia the only town in the United States, with a population exceeding 3,000 people, where business man olosa their stores to go to horse races, and favor closing the oity sohoola so that the teachers and scholars may do the same. Topeka is a very religious townin some reepeots. The minora' screen law, passed last ssssion as a preventative against coal mine operators swindling the miners out of their earnings, has been declared unconstitutional by Judje West of the Ft. Scott district. The Wear Coal Com pany openly violated it in order to bring a test case, well knowing what the result would be. A very disgraceful incident occurred at Wellington on the 19;h, when the stand-up republicans of that town formed a howling mob and broke up a street meeting at which J. B. Oibbs, a colored man, was making a Populist epeeoh. The leader, of the mob deolared that "no nigger Populist should speak there." Thus the redeeming business goes on. Doubt as to the Debate. S. M. Scott and his committee have decided to act in compliance with the numerous petitions received asking for a series of joint debates between Curtis and Scott, candidates for congress. Chairman Jones, of Curtis' committee, says he is in favor of a debate but he is not yet ready to agree to the dates and terms. The petitioners have their heads est to hear these two candidates debate and it will ba a Borry day for either one f! thsnj if hi fsUi to corns to time, That landslide. "Say, Joe," said a prominent republi can to the secretary of the republican stats mafia the other day, "how about the landslide you fellows have Daen tell ing us about? Where is it?" Joey Bristow could not conceal his own disappointment when he answered: "The landslide business is a failure, and it is all our own people's fault. They don't get a move on 'em. We haven't had a respectable sized crowd at any of our meetings except the soldiers' reun ions and one picnio in Shawnee county. What the devil is the reason republicans won't get out and attend meetings this year?" Mr. Bristow told the truth for once and he might have added that "there have been republican failures even in Shawnee. A grand picnio rally was to be held in Richland, this county, on the 18th: It was well advertised both by posters and the newspapers. Major Hudson and Qaneral Caldwell were to be there. The city dailies ran enough of advertising to have amounted to over $100 at the Advocate advertising rate. The Capital ran a double-leaded half column editorial entreating the business man to take their families and go. After all this the great day came and the distin guished wind-bags above named talked to about 800 persons. It was a glorious fizzle. Annual Meeting. The seventh annual meeting of the Kansas State Allianc3 will convene at Trades Assembly hall in the city of Topefca on Wednesday, December 5, 1891. The representation is one delegate from each organized county and one del gate for each 200 members or majority fraction thereof aooording to tha (coun ty) secretaries' reports for the quarter ending September 30, 1891. Each unor ganized county having one or more sub Alliances is entitled to one delegate. Delegates to the State Alliance "shall not be entitled to seats in the body un less all fees and dues to the state have been paid aooording to article 7, sec tion 2, of the state constitution." Delegates to this meeting must be elected at the October meeting of the county alliance and the county secre taries should report the name and post office address of each delegate to the secretary of the state Alliance immedi ately after the adjournment of the county meetings. Act promptly and prepare to have one of the largest and most enthusiastic meetings of tha crder. Fraternally, Attest: W. S. Hanna, J. B. French, State President. Secretary. To Couaty Committeemen. It is important that every township and preoinot committeeman should re spond promptly to the call of the county chairman from now until the election. The result cow depends largely upon the detail work of arranging for election and the responsibility rests with the county committees. Wherever there are fre quent and fully attended committee meetings you can rest assured that the People's party is making progress. To sleep now would be to throw away a vic tory you have earned. Notice. There will be a People's party picnio at Auburn on tne 9th of October. Good speakers will be in attendance. See our 10 cent campaign offer in this issue, and send In a club. You can't oonvert people without gstticflf thsm to read, . Bev. Emb ree's Interview. Rev. A. S. Embree, D. D., pastor of the First M. E. church, says the political resolutions passed by preachers do not amount to anything . To tha State Journal reporter he said: "These organizations of preachers and church societies have no authority to bind their membars by their action in a political way and the Methodist preach ers of Kansas will vote this year as they always have voted. Most of them will vote the republican ticket, and a small per cent will vote with the party prohi bitionists. "The political contest in Kansas this year is batwean Populists and republi cans,and I for one propose to vote where I can do the most toward the overthrow of the present corrupt state administra tion. The present administration is the result not so much of republicanism as it is of the Humphreys and the Bill Hig ginaes and that class of politicians bring ing their party into disrepute. The present administration is a dis grace to the state, and it should be, and I believe it will be, overthrown. My views and information have not been gathered by travelling over the state, but the people I have met and talked with agree that the Populists are a dis appointment. Many of these people voted for La welling before. These Pop ulist reformers came to us as church people; we were told that they were true reformers, and that Ljwelling was a prohibitionist, but these people who voted for the Populist two years ago, in good faith, have had their eyes opened. Instead of electing reformers to office, they now Bee that Lawelling and his crowd are more corrupt than their re publican predceesors. "The Populists have ruined the finan cial interests of the state and we can't expect to see any prosperity until we have a change of administration and un less we have financial prosperity we can not have prosperity in any line; we can't expect churohes to prosper if the coun try does not prosper. "If Kansas ever loses prohibition, as she ia sure to eventually unless woman suffrage carries, the people who will be responsible for it will be tha party pro hibitionists themselves. They are the people who have refused to affiliate with the only tparty which has given cs all our prohibitory legislation, and by put ting a ticket in the field year after year, when there has been no hope for elect ing it, have drawn votes away from the party which has been the friend to the cause they are supposed to represent. "If we lose prohibition I propose to talk plainly to that crowd, and from this time forward I propose to let them know that I for one will hold them responsible for the downfall of prohibitory sentiment in this state. "I am not satisfied with all the candi dates on the republican ticket, but they represent a better cause than the present Populist crowd who want to be re elected, and we are assured that they will enforce the law, which is more than this Populist crowd has done. If they don't enforce tha law it will be time enough then to turn them down. "The political conditions in this coun try can not be reformed until we have an independent set of voters in politics, whioh is something we haven't now." "How are we to get that independent 'actor in politics?" queried the reporter. "We will get that with woman suf frage."' "Won't the woman vote as their hus bands do?" "No, sir, thay will not. Take your own wife for instance. You go home some eYsalsj wd cti Gs&you t jros tr? going to vote for such and such a candi date. You say you are, and she promptly informs you that she will never vote for him. Now why? ;She has heard some truths about that candi date's private life. You will vote for him because he is on your ticket and belongs to your party. She does not care anything about any party and will never vote for any man whose record is unsavory. "Now is that about the way it would be at your house?" The reporter admitted that it was about the way things would turn, to which Dr. Embrea said: "What is true at your house ia true at my house and at my neighbors." "It is true that there are a few women who will vote as their husbands do and as their husbands direct, but the great number of women, the women who have influence in the community, will come nearer voting as their preachers do than as their husbands do. "I have been a slow convert to woman suffrage and have been a little discour aged at times about the prospects of women battering politics, but I must confess that I have been converted and I intend to vote for suffrage because I believe the women will ba a wholesome factor in politics-" State Journal, Sap. tember 19. PuMlc Speaking. GOVERNOR LE WELLING. Sect 29, Topeka. Oct 8,Troyand Oct. l.Olathe. Atchison. 2,Paola. " 9, Valley Falls. " 8. Mound City. 10, Ottawa. , " 4, Fort Scott. " 11. Arkansas City " 5, Walnut and (night). Pittsburg. " 12, Sedan. " 6, Columbus and " 13, Independ'ce. Galena. 15, Parsons. COLONEL JESSE HARPER (OP ILLINOIS). Sept. 26. Washington. Oct. 1, Mich. Valley, Sept. 27, Greenleaf. day. - 28, Iliawatha and " 1, Scrant'n, night. Horton. 14 2, Burlington, day 29, Topeka. and night. " 3, Labette county. SECRETARY OSBORN. Sept. 20, Bonner Spr'gs. SENATOR LEEDY. Sept 26, Selden. Sept 27, iloxle. MRS. ANNIE L. DIQQS. Sept 26, Beloit. Sept, 28, Weber. " 27, Jewell City. " 29,Salina. H N. GAINES. Oct 6, Clay Center. Oct 12, Toronto. 9, Vinland. JUDGE FOOTE. Sept 26, Meade. Sept 28, Coldwater. " 27, Ashland. " 29, Norwich. FRANK B. FORREST. Oct 1, Potwin. Oct. 4, Houstons Grove u 2, Benton. " 5, Chelsea. " 3, Towanda. " 6,ElDorado. HEY J. D. BOTKIN. Sept. 26, Winfield. Oneida. Oct 1, Olathe. Oct. 4, Bailey ville. " 2, Morrill and Re- " 5, Center. serve. " 6, Waterville. " 3, Sabetha and CONGRESSMAN BAKER. Sept 26, Hoxle. Sept 28, Stockton. " 27, Hill City. 29, Alton. - 28, Plalnviile. CONGRESSMAN HARRIS. Sept 26, Alma. Sept 29, Salina. 14 27, Junction CIty.Oct 1. Canton. " 28, Abilene. j. w. AMIS. Sept 26, Morris county.Sept 28, Leroy. 44 27, Hartford. " 29, Greeley, MRS. CLARA B. COLBY. oct. l,2and3,Washlng-0ct 5, Vermillion. ton county. " 6, AxtelL Oct 4, Concordia. s. s. KIN$. Oct 5, Belleville. Oct 6, Clay Center. Health, comfort and happiness abound in homes where "Garland" Stoves and Ranges are used. 1 0 Gents For Kansas Only. The Advocate to clubs of 10 or more until after elec tion for 10 Gentsjach.