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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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. We will help
you locate. Address or call on M. V.
Riohards, Land and Immigration Agent,
B. &. O. R. R., Baltimore, Md.
"A Golden Harvest"
Is the name of the most handsome and
convincing booklets we have eesn for many
a day. It has just been issued by Lord A
Thomas, the well known newspaper adver
tising agents, of Chioago, and treats of ag
ricultural advertising. Every manufac
turer who seeks to reaoh the farming
olasses will profit by sending for a oopy.
Mailed on receipt of 2 cents for postage by
Lord fc Thomas, 45 Randolph street, Chi
oago, in.
Don't fail to look over our book list
under the head of premiums. Our
books are few but they are the best
going, for educational purposes.
Send for an Advocate subscription
placard to hang in your store or offloa.
One Dollar will pay for the
ADVOCATE a year, and
The Dead Line, or
The Legislative Conspiracy.
Which ever book you ask for
will be sent. This, offer vtill
not last long.

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