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CONCERNING KANSAS. THIS PAPER PAID FOB. Tho person who receives this paper need not fear a dan. It has been paid for to a certain date or else it is ssnt as a sample copy. If yon do not want it pass it to soma one who appreciates a good thing. ' NOTES. J. D. Botkin's nomination for con grecs has necessitated his cancelling some of his dates ontaide of the Third district. John A. Eaton has offered his services to the Populist committed of the Third district, and they have been cbeerf ally accepted. David Overmyer's much talked of honesty might receive a shock if he could stop praising Icgalls long enough to investigate Morrill's land ; thieving record. C. 0. Martin, son of Senator Martin, died in ilatchinson on the 26th. He was temporarily located at that place as receiver of the Hutchinson national bank and his sickness was very short. A postmaster in Pratt county notifies this office that a certain patron of his re fuses to take the Advocate from the postoffiae, and gives as the reason that Mhe is trying to make a republican of his wife." About fifty women in Topeka have signed an agreement to commanoe wear ing bloomers at the same time. When their number is increased to 100 the show will begin if they don't change their mind. It is the opinion of the republican committee that about ten hours will be enough time for McKinley to convince the people of Kansas that they are wrong on the tariff question. That will be cheap education. Joey Bristow, of the republican state committee, seems to be, like Joey Bag. took, devilish sly in some things, but ha can't conceal his disgust with the way the people stay away from republi can rallies this year. The democratic committee of the Eleventh district indoraad Jerry Simp eon for congressmen, and Chairman Richardson, who is running the state committee in the interest of Morrill, is crazy mad about it. Judge McCarthy of Eldorado, is about CO yean old, and had been a republican ver since the organization of that party until about two weeks ago. Last Satur day he made a speech to an audience of 2,000 people at College Hill grove, Sedg wick county. Frank Forrest and Frank Herald also spoke there. One peculiar fact about the state cam paign looms up above all others. Where Overmyer is billed to speak the repub licans tear their garments trying to get him a crowd, and sometimes they are successful. A traveling man says that while at Newton the other day the local republicans urged and coaxed him to turn out and help swell the crowd. As ha was a republican not up to the latest plans he was very muoh disgusted, and told them so. BOTKIN FOB CONGBESS. Cowardly Curtis. The Fourth district congressman, of wool protection, justifiable homicide and S3' to 1 silver dollar fame, who hired a lot of ward heelers and a brass band to "ovate" him on his return from Wash irjjtbn, has had all the gas taken out of Mi political balloon at last. As hers to fore e:tcd La thb pspsr, Cartia Bad bh Pop ulist opponent, S. M. Scott, were pre sented with several petitions, each bearing names of republican, democratic and Populist voters, asking for a joint discussion between the two candidates at different places. There are upward of 1,000 names on all the petitions. On receiving the first, which was from Osage county, Mr. Soott and his committee soon decided to comply, but Chairman Jones, of the Curtis committee, took the matter under consideration. After con sidering for a few days, during which time he conferred with Mr. Curtis, he produced the following insolent letter: Topzka, September 22, 1894. A. M. Harvey, Chairman: Farther answering your letter of the 20ih relating to the joint debate between Con gressman Charles Curtis and S. M. Soott, will eay: 'That the congressional committee di rects its chairman to inform you that all dates and places for Mr. Curtis to speak, from the present time until the election, are fixed, and with our best arrangements, requiring Mr. Curtis to travel almost every night and to speak some days mora than once, we are unable to cover hia distriot or to fill all the applications made for him to speak thereon; and further, that Mr. Soott had been engaged in canvassing this dis triot for a long time prior to the adjourn ment of oongress and the return of Mr. Curtis from Washington, and if during all that time, with his very frequent meetings, he has not been able to reaoh the voters of this distriot, then this committee oan see no reason why they should furnish bim with any facilities for addressing tha people. Therefore the committee find that it will be impossible to have the joint debate pro posed. Howxl Jones, Chairman. The State Journal is authority for the statement that Curtis is willing but his committee stands in the way. In a let ter to that paper September 25, Mr. Soott said: I desire to extend thanks to the State Journal for the compliments extended. There is no neoessity, however, for a joint disoussion for the purpose of scouring im mense audiences. Oar oounty rallies have been attended daring the last two weeks by from 3,000 to 5,000 people. The voters of this congressional distriot seem determined to secure a joint discussion betwaen Mr. Curtis and myself. Many petitions have been re ceived by our oommittee making this re quest. I feel it my duty to comply with the request of these petitioners regardless of any serious apprehensions I may possi bly entertain. I am gratified to know that our congressional oommittee entertains the same view. I fully realize the ability and personal worth of Hon. Charles Curtis. He is worthy of any man's steel. He, no doubt, realizes thai he is a servant of the people, and he will no doubt oomply with the request of his constituency regardless of the decision of any oommittee. The desire of the people is of more importance than the deoision of any oommittee, and I am sure Mr. Curtis will agree with me upon this point at least. Trusting that you wil) oontinue in your fa vorable attitude toward the joint debate, I am yours truly, S. M. Scott. There you have it But in spite of Mr. Scott's and tha Journal's opinion of Mr. Curtis, the latter 1 still refuses to join in the proposed festivities. He will ohange his mind before election or be branded as a moral coward and a blatherskite who can not defend his own record. He would indeed be a lovely specimen of humanity to remain in congress. 15 New Songs-With Mnsic-25 Cents. "Populist Hot Shot Songster" con tains fifteen new Populist songs set to music. Among them are "The Twins," The Cuckoo Song," "Old Party Wail," and "The People's Party Rally Song." Get one for your campaign closing rally. Price 25 ceata each. Tha book and the AOTOCATX 0S9 JZSX tot ?1. The Fighting Parson of Kansas Is to Repre sent the Third District. The Third congressional district Popu lists are in the fight with more determin ation than ever before, and that has been a political battle field for several years. On September 27, oyer a hundred dele gates, representing Cowley, Chautaqua, Elk, Montgomery, Labette, Cherokee, Crawford, Wilson, and Neoeho counties, held a convention in Cherryvale and selected J. D. Botkin as a nominee for congressman, to succeed the popular T. J. Hudson. Mr. Botkin was not a candidate for the nomination. Ha had moved into the district (from Wellington to Neods eha) after Mr. Hudson had been nomi nated and when there was no public doubt that tha latter would socept the nomination, for he had not yet returned from Washington. Mr. Botkin, like most of the delegates, strongly favored the nomination of John A. Eaton, until Mr. Eaton declared that he would not allow his name to ba brought bafore the convention. Mr. Eaton did this be cause he believed that with Sapp, (dem ocrat), in the race, he (Elton) was not the strongest man the Populists could nominate, and Sapp would not withdraw. On the informal ballot the four strong est candidates appeared to be Mr. Bot kin, E. H. Ridgaly, C. L. McKesson and Dr. Tanner. On tha first formal ballot Mr. Botkin received a majority of the 119 votes and with great enthusiasm the convention voted to make his nomi nation unanimous. It was one of the greatest! conventions ever held in the district. Senator King, of Cowley, was temporary chairman and J. M. Allen, of Neosho, permanent chair man. The district oommittee remains the same as before, with F. H. Atchison, of Oawego, as chairman. All Mr. Atohi son needs is a fair support from the dif ferent counties, and he will sea that Mr. Botkin is given an overwhelming ma jority. J. D. Botkin is the Methodist minister who recently left hia pulpit to engage in political work. On annoucing his in tention he said in a letter to W. H. Biddle, dated August 13: "There is bat one thing for me to do and that is to take the stump and preach to the multitudes the gospel of reform, of hu manity, of God. We are confronted by a condition that is appalling. The prices of farm products do not pay the cost of producing, while labor is unem ployed and millions of our citizens beg and starve in the midst of plenty." He is a native of Illinois and has lived in Kansas about twelve years. Democratic Decoy Ducks. The Marysville Democrat of Septem ber 21 appeared with tha following at the head of its column where the demo oratio ticket had stood ever since the Overmyer convention: D1MOCBAIIO SI AT I TICKET. Dsooy Duoks Tail To the Republican Kite. Below that is printed a copy of an affi davit by the editor, A. L. Clark, as f ol lows: MiBisviLLi, Kan., Sept. 21, 1894. I, the undersigned oitizen of the State of Kansas, Marshall county, do solemnly swear that on Tuesday, the 13 ih day of Sep tember, while in conversation with J. S, Richardson, ohairman of the democratic tata central committee, that he said: "All we" (meaning tha state central oommittee) "want from tha democrats of Kansas ii 30,000 votes, to defeat Lewelling." Then I said: "That will elect MorrilL" Richard son replied by saying: "That's all right." sigsid a. L. Clam. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of September, 1894. J AMU S. MAGILL, Notary Public l. s. My commission expires April 14, 1897. It should be remembered that tha Democrat is published in Marshall county, where Morrill practiced a great deal of his land swindling. In further explanation of the course taken by the editor the following editorial is added to the affidavit: We have been informed, and we do not doubt the authenticity of the information that railroad corporations, trusts and lead ing capitalists through their attorneys had aseoret meeting long before the republi cans and the ring demoorats nominated their state ticket, and it was arranged that Morrill should be the oandidate for gov ernor on the republican ticket, while Over myer should be nominated for governor on the democrats ticket, in order that the rail road corporations and money powers could get full control of Kansas state politios. In pursuance of that agreement the deal was made as agreed upon. Bailey Waggoner, whoisthe attorney for the Union Paoifio railroad company at a salary of $20,000 per year manipulated the democratic state convention and procured the nomination of a lot of railroad attor neys for state officers, and a congressman- at-large, which inoludes David Overmyer, who has been a republioanresubmissionist, Populist and now Cleveland demoorat and gold bug, for the purpose of electing Morrill for governor, a man who has made hun dreds of thousands of dollars in railroads and banking business, and in swindling poor homesteaders out of money by giving quit-olaim deeds on lands he did not own. The Democrat is in favor of the free coin age of silver and against a gold standard and therefore does not indorse Mr. Cleve land's administration on that question, and if a job of this kind has been put up and the f aota are plain to elect Qold-bug Mor rill and the rest of the republican ticket, we certainly shall do all we oan through the columns of the Demoorat to defeat their plans. What do we hear from our demo cratic friends over the oounty? Shall the goods be delivered? Public Speaking. GOVERNOR LEVELLING. Oct. 3. Mound City. Oct. 9, Valley Falls. " 4, Fort Scott. - 10, Ottawa. " 5, Walnut and " 11. Arkansas City Pittsburg. (night). " 6, Columbus and " 12, Sedan Galena. " is, Independ'ce. " '8, Troy and 15, Parsons. Atchison. Oct. 44 44 Oct. Oct a u Oct Oct Oct H N. GAINES. 5, Winchester. Oct 12, Toronto. 6, Clay Center. " 13, Lawrence. 8, Westmoreland. " 16, Winchester, 9, Vinland. " 17, Burllngame. 10 Lyon county. j. w. AMIS. 10, Newton. Oct. 13, Toronto. 11, Matfleld Green. H. B. KELLET. 6, Perry. Oct, 11, Ash Grove. 8, Lawrence; 12, Sylvan Grove. 9, Beverly. " 13, Lincoln. 10, Barnard. SECRETARY 03BORN. 6, Barclay. Oct, 12, St Clare. 8, Troy. 13, Lawrence. CONGRESSMAN HARRIS. 5, Great Bend. Oct. 9,Vlnland. 6, Alden " 10, Ottawa. 8, McPherson. ' 11, Loulsburg. SENATOR PEFKER. 4, Syracuse, 5, Hugaton. 6, Arkalon. 8. Meade. 9, Dodge City. Oct 10, Newton. ll.Elmdale. " 12.Toronto. - 13, Eldorado. " 13, Mankato. CONGRESSMAN BAKER. Oct 5, Lincoln. Oct 12, WaKeeney. " 6, Sylvan Grove. 13, Gralnneld. 8, Wilson. w 15, Oakley. " 9, Ellsworth, " 16, Russell Sp'gs. " 10, Russell. 17, Sharon Sp'gs. 11, Hays City. 17, Wallace. " 11, Ellis. Picnic at Auburn. An all-day People's party picnic will be held at Baker's grove, one-half mile south of Auburn, October 9, with speak ing by S. M. Soott and Mrs, Le&ss, Everybody lnvitsd.