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THE PEOPLE'S PAETY.
i Continued from pa7 L elllsgi Cangresaman W. A. Harris and Mrs. Mary E. Lsase drew an immense crowd cf people to Forrest park yester day afternoon. Many business houses were beautifully decorated in honor of the viJit of the chief executive of the state.' The county commisrioners raised the stars and stripes floating to the breze over the court house, and all the business houses, irrespective of party, were handsomely decorated. OVATION TO GAINES. Emporia, October 11. State Superin tendent H. N. Gatnes spoke here in the Whitley opera bouse last eight to a large and enthusiaatio audience. The speaker was cheered to the echo as one by one he punctured republican lies and preached the gospel of truth. His speech had a telling effiot and will do much good. A pleasant and unusual feature in this meetiog was the presence of about errenty-fiva members of the state nor mal Populist club on the platform. As Professor Gaines mounted the platform they arose from their seats and gave him a normal salute by waving their their handkerchiefs. Forrest Woodeide, the champion normal orator, presided and in introducing the speaker mads a stirring fifteen minute speech. JEFFERSON COUNTY ABLAZE. Valley Falls, Ojtober 10. The largest metir g of any kind ever held in Jefferson county was held in the city park here to dtv, and was addressed by Lewelling, Snider and Rightmire in the afternoon. The republicans held a meeting the day before addrsied by Trjutman at which there wai leis than a hundred people, and it is needless to 9iy the re Dublioans are terribly thin and are all on the run. At night the opera house was crowded to hear Mrs. Digge, and many were turned away. The crowd was variously estimated at from 8,000 to 10,000 people. Old Jaff r- son will go Populist by a good majority this fall, and this district will send Solomon to congress without a djubt Brodsriok wis in town to day ju9t to see what a big criwd wull lojk lik. They have to go to Populist rallies to find the crowd. SCOTT AMINO FRIENDS. Osage City. October 13. S. M. Scott spoke here yesterday afternoon and evening to ,the largest audiences that ever turned out in this county. The Farmers1 Alliance held ashortezeoutiva session in the forenoon, but adjourned to join in the demonstration. Early in the afternoon crowds poured in from all sections of the county, until the city was swarming with people. The parade, whioh was formed in the afternoon, marched through the princi pal streets and was a very creditable one. But the crowds of people were principally interested in the speaking, and fully 3,000 listened to the eloquent candidate- for congress. Mr. Scott's speeches hereto day were the best he has mads in the campaign and aroused great enthusiasm among all his hearers. The opera house in the evening was crowded to overflowing. The Qaenemo Glee club furnished music Ossga county is sure to give Scott a magnificent majority on election day. CURTIS IN THE SHADE. Quxnemo, October 13. The largest and most .enthusiastic audience that ever gathered in Qaenemo greeted S. IL Ssott at the opera bouss Thursday even ing. At 7:30 the seats were all filled and 100 people remained on the walk out side. It would be well to state that Charles Curtis held a meeting in the same hall about one week ago, and when the prop osition was made to poll the house at the close of his meeting he refused to do so. AND ATCHISON, TOO. Atchison, October 10. The largest political meeting ever held ia Atchison assembled at the opera house on the evening of the 8;h inst., to hear Gov ernor Lwelling and F. J. Close. At 8 o'clock the Atchison Military bandea corted them from the Union depot to the large opera house, whioh had al ready been filled with people. At 8 o'clock every seat, aisle and vacant place in the house was occupied, and many weretnrned away who could A not gain admittance. Upon the stags sat nine colored Populists by the governor, which made the republicans look very sour, The governor was applauded on almost every remark he made. He mads many votes here, and will surely carry Atohi son county this fall. F. J. Close followed the governor with an hour's talk, and taught the people eonwthing about Major Morrill's land deals and friendly acts for soldiers whi le in congress. He gave them an eye cpener whioh they will never forget. BEFCRLIC FOR DAVIS. Belleville, Ootober 7. Hon. John Davis spoke to a good audience in Soan dia, yesterday afternoon, and also to a large crowd in the court house in this city in the evening. Mr. Davis is draw log good crowds wherever he speaks and his re election is an assured fact. The scandalous attacks of the republi cans upon our state officials is re-acting against the republicans of this section Tneir meetings are poorly attended while the Pjpulist meetings are crowded and our people enthusiastic John Davis makes votes. Special Correspondence. THREE THOUSAND MINERS. We were not prepared for the greeting that awaited our speakers at Pittsburg. The governor has had many large meet ings ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 J people, but nowhere has he had so many actual voters present as at the meeting here. Notwithstanding it was a night meet ing, there could cot possibly have been lees than 7,000 people present many placed it larger and of this number fully 3,000 were miners. It would have done the farmers of Kanas good to havb heard those miners chser the governor. I had heard from republican sources that the miners were not going to sup port our ticket, but could you have heard those men shout for Levelling and often interrupt him with cheers and exclama tions, "That's all right!" "Good boy, governor!" 41 You'll do!" "Hurrah for Lswelling!" "He's our friend!" than you too would nave Known wnat these men think of the poor man's friend and brother. Not only was the governor re caived with ihouta and applause, but J. D. Botkia received almost the same ovation. Oh, I tell you Botkin is a winner! I think this Pittsburg meeting was the beet, and meant more for the success of the party than any meet ing we have had so far. COLUMBUS. A regular old-fashioned Alliance rally; everybody came from each farm and village in the county. The procession and bands, and banners, and flags, and glee dabs, and O, the people! The people 1 Why, there was no end to the procession. I stood and waited and watched for the end, until I could stand tending room was at a premium and no longer; and that procession is still .'c'snj were compelled to go away. Over marching, and will nszzx wtU elaotion day, when Cherokee county will give the largest majority for Lewelling and Bot kin of any county in the state. INDEPENDENCE. Over 2,000 people were at Indspend ence October 13 to hear Levelling and Botkin. It seems as though the nearer we get to election, the larger our crowds grow. The speakers were each suffering from hoarseness, but the people only kept the stiller and crowded nearer the stand to gather every word of truth and gospel that was spoken. The opera house at night was packed to suffocation. Our party is in better shape than ever before in this county. Our best workers think we will carry the oounty which we did not do two years ago. Botkin ia a vote- maker and a surer winner. SEDAN. Cnautauqua county is the county where the republicans imported a man from Oklahoma two years ago and sent him to the legislature, but you can de pend oh it they will send a Populist this time and his name is R F. Burkett. We have a splendid county ticket all active workers. Especially is this true of the little lady for county superintendent O, the Pops believe in honoring the women, for they have nominated a great many for county superintendents in the state. On Thursday night Rav. Botkin and "The Advocate" man held a rousing meeting at Niotaze, this county, and Fiiday morning Brothers Djdson and Dye drove us over some of the stoniest roads in Kansas to Sadan. Our meeting at Sdan was a stem-winder. Many townships in the county came by dele gations with flags and banners flying. A long procession headed by G. W. Ifland, our chairman, and C. W. MoHughy the democratic chairman, went to escort the governor to the grounds. Thi meeting was a wonderful one for this county of rocks, scrub oaks and handsome women. Wnat a contrast our 1,500 people made to the 250 or less that the g. o. p.'s had here last week at their county rally. If I had the time, I would write you of the splendid meetings that "Congressman" Botkin had at Chetopa and Valeda this week. At eaoh of these meetings, heard several democrats say, "We are no sappheads, and do not propose to help the Overmyer and Sapp tickets." Why should they? Will any democrat tell me who really wants to see the republican party defeated? O. W. Hendee. Old Douglass County on a Populist Boom. Editor Advocate: Last Wdek was a "hummer" for the Pops in Douglass oounty. On Tuesday came the barba oue seven miles south of Lawrence, gotten up by the Vinland Populist olub, which is a very wide-awake organiza tion. Fully 2,000 were present in the beautiful grove, with bands and glee club, and from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m, the speaking was stopped only by ;an hour for dinner. Superintendent Gaines, Congressman-to-be F. A. Williard, Con gressman Harris, Hon. S. A.Riggsand Colonel H. M. Greene, the latter two Pop candidates for representatives, were the speakers. Saveral new converts are known to have been made. Saturday at 2 p. m., R. S. Osborne spoke to a good house in the big Law rence rink, and at 8 p. m. H. N.Gaines spoke to 1,000 persons at the same place and ia known to have turned several from the error of their ways. Gaines' speech was a holy terror. Even hide bound republicans are praising his elo quence, ability and gentlemanly fair ness. Oar oounty campaign school house meetings are numerous, well at tended and enthusiastio, while our six Populist clubs are doing good work. Douglas waa the banner republican county in "92, but will join the Pop col umn in November by electing two rep resentatives and part' 'or all its county ticket. The Overmyer republican side show cuts no figure here and mora dem ocrats than ever before will vote our ticket. W.H. T.Wakefield. To County Commlttemen. The way to succeed at an election when a majority of the voters are on the right side is to get the fall vote polled, and this is the most important work county committees can do from now until November 6. If it has not already been done, get the county committee together and .prepare for the greatest political battle of the age. Arrange to have one or more well known resident Populists in each school district and city precinct canvass the district or ore- oinct on election morning or the day be fore, and urge our people to come out and vote. Neglect on the part of county com mittees mftV rftflult oninrma'Iv Tha lnaa 0 - luua of one vote in eaoh school district ia the state means a total loss of nearly 10,000. The enamv ia hard at arnrlr onH thai only encouragement lies in their hope that Populists will neglect this matter of voting as was the case in many coun ties last year. Every person who reads this and feels interested can do soma good by speaking to his county chair man about it. 4,500,000 Farm Owners in the United States. This cumber will be greatly increased annually in the future by reason of the im migration headed southward. Already many Northern and Western people hare beoome oonvinoed that the upper Southern states offer great attractions to those seek ing small f arms, homes, business locations, etc, and are taking advantage of the op portunity. We are offering farms, convenient to Eastern markets, at prioes whioh can't be deplioated elsewhere. Oar speoial list of Shenandoah valley. Maryland and West Virginia properties is now ready for free distribution. Western people oan take half-rate excursions to the Shenandoah valley, over the Baltimore & Ohio railroad from Chioago, St. Louis, Cincinnati and all B. fc O. points in Ohio, Indiana and Illi nois, October 2nd, 9ih, November 6th and December 4th. Come and see the oountry. 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