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CONCERNING KANSAS.
THIS PIPES PAID FOE.
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 you do
not want it pass it to some one who
appreciates a good thing.
NOTES.
II. J. Dennis, the faithful old state
librarian, died at hishome ia Topeka
last Friday.
The Kansas State Horticultural bo
ciety will hold its twenty-eighth an
nual meeting in Ft. Scott, December 11,
12 and 13.
Just as soon as Fete Kline gats out of
the St. Louis jail he will furnish some
more affidavits for the republican state
committee. The public should be pa
tient. There will be two Jerry's from Kan
sas in the next congress. Hereafter
when a man in the gallery shouta
"Hurrab for Jerry," it will be hard to
tall whether he means Simpson or Bot
kio. The name is a mascot.
Dr. H. V. Nichols, a member of the
Douglass house of representatives from
Seward county, is making Populist
speeohes. He said it was a ground hog
case; the republicans in that county had
to be turned down or the county would
soon, be depopulated of all except the
corrupt ring that had been in charge so
long. They had stolen the county poor.
grccsive politics in Kanaas. Away ;back
ia the "Eighties" the people of Labette
arose in their might and struck a blow
at republicanism which jarred the whole
state. Since that time, although repub
licans have been elected to office there,
their party has always been in the mi
nority. This year the Populists present
a solid front and will carry the county.
The News-Blade, published at Oawego
by S. C. Steinberger, recently republi
can, has come to the support of the Peo
ple's party. The Girard Daily World
and the Columbus Star-Courier, while
cot claiming to be Populists, are sup
porting our candidates. The Third
district has nothing to complain of.
Klrkpatrick, republican, will be snowed
under; ,8app, democrat, will enjoy the
2,500 he gets for being a candidate, and
Botkin will go to congress.
A New Court.
Secretary of State Oaborn and Attor
ney General Little began Monday to In
quire into eevaral cases growing out of
the new election law. Auditor Prather
Is a member of this board, but he is sick
abed. It ia the duty of these three
officers to decide certain questions re
garding the new law.
The present cases came of the filing
cf protests with the secretary of state as
follows: Chairman Richardson protested
against placing the name of Jerry Simp
son on democratic tioketa of the Seventh
district, as the demooratio congressional
committee of that district wish to have
it done. Richardson also objects to the
candidacy of A. D. Oilkerson for judge
in the Twenty-third district.
Chairman Breidenthal objects to a
ticket headed by Cyrus Carning for
governor bang called "Populist state
tlei" onjhe offlaial ballot, ai thj Cora-
i ng crowd want it called. He obj sets to
it being on the ballot at all, because the
alleged signatures accompanying it (as
required by law) are not genuine, but
many of them written by the same per
son. The objection to the name Popu
ist on this ticket is on the ground that
the People's party is now generally
known at the Populist party. This is a
very valid objection. Mr. Breidenthal
also objects to the naming, on the offi
cial ballot, of David Rathbone for judge
in the Twenty-third district, as a Peo
ple's party candidate. Rathbone is not
a Populist and never claimed to be.
Bailroad Men Quit the Bepublicans.
Here is a list of thirty -five republicans
who have 'signed a paper whioh binds
them to the support of the new party.
The paper was ciroulated by Bruce
Lynch, republican candidate for state
treasurer in 1892, and the signers are all
railroad men.
Of Chanute: P. J. Whisinand,
W. H. Stewart, M. J. Cunningham,
O.R. Hamper, O. H. Miller, H. Q.
Barnes, G. H. Brooks, G. W. Rjed, Pe
tar Westling, J. J. Toms, M. Fetterolf,
E. B. Fortney, A. C. Gross, J. T. Hanna,
Alex Andrews, J. T. Wallar, W. D.
Prisby, Sid Long, Thomas ;H. Jackson,
A. A. Amole, A. P. JBowles, J. D. Mor
gan, A. W. Nelson, J. H. Fialer, W.E.
Humphrey, John W. Fox, Abe Baker,
John Coats, Gus Hedern, G. Self.
These of other towns lare Ross Pren
tice, J. E. Thome, and J. C. Prentice, of
Girard; D. G. Parker, of Moline, and S.
E. Webb, of Ottawa.
Republicans Howl at Glick.
An alleged demooratio rally was held
in Topeka the night of Ootober 8. Dem
ocrats of all kinds were invited to take
part in it Ibut circumstances show that
it was run by the republican committee.
A large number of republicans were in
the procession, and they occupied al
most exclusively a part of the hall in
which the meeting was held. Ex-Governor
Gliok was the first speaker, and
before ha proceeded far with his speech
these republicans shut him off by yell
ing for Overmyer. Mr. Overmyer,on
taking the stand, rebuked them for their
indecency and acted as if ha were
ashamed of his republican associates.
J. W. F. Hughes, of court martial
fame, was one of the most conspicuous
in the mob. The cause of their dissat
isfaction with Glick was that he had in
a recent speech advised democrats to
support the Populist tioket.
Convocation of Redeemers.
Last Sunday there was, a remarka
ble counoil of war held in Kansas City,
Mo. It was between E. N. Morrill, W.
(XEdwards, Blarney Kelley, Ralph Bar
ton, J. K. Cubbison, and that quartette
of sneaking dogs, Corning,Bennington,
Henderson and Pratt. What deviltry
they were plotting will probably, appear
later. Corning has stated openly that
he is to get $20,000 in case he can get
10,000 votes for his unnamable tioket,
and he was probably consummating the
bargain on that Sunday morning.
Shawnee County Populist Ticket.
Clerk of the DLstriot.Couri J. 0. Butler
Probate Judge O. H. Custenborder
County Attorney E, E. Chesney
Superintendent Publio Instruction
Mlaa Nettie Wright
Representative Thirty-fifth Distnot ....
J.J. Sohenk
Representative Thirty-sixth District ....
R. J. Sloat
Representative Thirty-wreath District.
F. A. Eiene
County Commissioner 7. S. Stereos
When writing to our advertisers al
ways, mention tha Advocati.
An Open Address.
Topeka, Kait., October 15, 1801.
To the People of Kanscu irrespective of polit
ical parties:
The Initiative and Referendum asso
ciation of Topeka issued an address to
the people some time since, asking the
voters not satisfied with the tickets then
in the field to send in their names and
present their views as to putting an
other ticket before the people, pledged
to direct legislation. The views of those
heard from have been to the effect that,
owing to the brief time allotted tons
before the election, it has been deemed
inadvisable by the advocates of the ini
tiative and referendum .in the state, to
place a ticket before the people, but to
support only Buoh candidates for office,
and especially for members of the legis
lature who pledge themselves to work
and vote to have the initiative and ref
erendum system adopted in the state of
Kansas, thereby eliminating possi
bility of boodle or partisan leg
islation; and, further, to work
for securing statutory enactment
by which to provide for the submission
of important measures to the people
pending the adoption of the initiative
and referendum amendment to the con
stitution of the state. While the reform
forces, especially the Populists, have de
clared in a formal manner in conven
tions for the initiative and referendum
principles, yet without advocating the
measure as an issue, we are satisfied that
they express none the less the honest
convictions to the rank and file of all
other parties in the state who
believe that governments derive
their just powers from the con
sent of the governed, expressed at
the ballot box, and not from the will of
their representatives who have been
clothed by the votes of the people with
a little brief authority.
We therefore urge upon every good
citizen, regardless of party affiliations,
whojbelieve in a government of the peo
ple, for the people, and by the people, to
use his influence to elect every candi
date for the legislature who will un
equivocally pledge himself, if elected, to
use his vote and his influence to estab
lish direct legislation by the initiative
and referendum in the state of Kansas.
This matter must come before the next
legislature and be acted upon by it
There is no time to lose. Do everything
in your power before the election to se
cure a legislature.favorable to this most
vital measure offreform, organizing at
once in every ward and township in the
statel&Initiativeand Referendum asso
ciations. Pat the wheels in motion by
petitions from the elections ;of such pre
cincts to the legislature to enact such
laws as the people demand, and thus be
ready to command the attention of that
body to these matters as soon as it shall
be organized. Insist upon prompt and
energetio aotion along these lines, until
the people shall rule in fact as they now
do under our representative system only
in name.
All who are ready to unite on these
demands write us 'at once for further
particulars. Address, Frank Curry, sec
retary, 414 Kansas avenueTopeka, Kas.
John Radford,
Jam ids H. Lathbop,
Frank Curry,
Committee.
Democratic Candidate Withdraws.
August Johnson, who was the demo
cratic nominee for representative in
Saline county, against Henry Berg, Pop
ulist, and Joe Moore, republican, on
Ootober 11 sent this communication to
R. P. Cravens, demooratio chairman of
that ponnty:
Pita 8aAfic? cocsidsring over th.
nomination for representative of Saline
county on the demooratio ticket with which
the delegates hate seen fit to honor me, and
which came to me whjlly unsolicited, I
have come to the conclusion that at this
time it is not the beet policy for either my
self or she party to go before the people of
this county to solicit their support, when, as
I riew it, it would do more to help fasten
again on the people the corrupt power that
they hare been making such strenuous
efforts for the past four years to overthrow.
So while belieTing in true Jeffersonian de
mocracy, I cannot lend myself to aid in
fastening again on our state the Bill-Hig-gins
or the BiUy-Buohan republicanism. I
feel more anxiety to see the interests of our
etate advanced than I do for any party, and
believe every ?oter at this oritioal period,
whatever bis politics may be, should feel
the same. I therefore desire to withdraw
my name as nominee for representative.
Thanking the gentlemen of the oommittee
and the delegates for the honor conferred
1 remain, Tours truly, A. Johssov.
A Dirty Fact
In some parts of the county the posters
advertising Populist meetings have been
torn down in less than one hour after they
were taoked up. Dispatch.
That ia a dirty insinuation. Nothing di
rect about it, nothing tangible, just a lying,
snaky insinuation whioh is infamous.
Times.
There is no insinuation about it, it is a
dirty fact. We gst our information from
some of the best and most reliable farm
ers in Clay county. Men who would
disfigure poor little Dal Valentine's
"mug" for him it he should dare to
stand before them and dispute their
statements. In one instance, Populist
posters were torn down three times in
one day from the same board, and the
last time the board itself was split oft
the post on which it was nailed. The
week before a republican poster was
tacked on the same board and remained
there until the meeting was held.
The tearing down of posters is a "dirty,
snaky, infamous" piece of business, con
trary to law, and we trust no Populist
will ever be guilty of resorting to such
infamy. Let Kansas "redeemers" have
a monopoly of the business. Clay Cen
ter Dispatch, October 11.
Shawnee County Alliance.
The regular meeting of the Shawnee
County Alliance meets at the league
room, 118 East Eighth street, Saturday,
2 p. m., Ootober 20. Important busi
ness will come up. Full attendance de
sired. Delegate to State Alliance to be
elected. All old Alliance members liv
ing in the city are urgently requested to
meet at same place and day an hour
earlier, viz., 1 p. m., to organize a sub
Alliance. We want every member in
the city;,if you can't come in person,
send in your name.
Notice.
The Topeka lodge of the Alliance aid
have rented the moe hall of the Topeka
Post, 422 Kansas avenue. Regular
meeting, fourth Monday night in each
month. All members and visitors are
cordially invited.
Lyman Trumbull, the distinguished
jurist and ex-United States senator, has
declared himself a Populist, and to
make it more .binding, he addressed a
large Populist meeting in Chicago, his
home, a few daysj'ago. When Henry D.
Lloyd introduced him as "America's
grand old man," the andience went wild
with enthusiasm. Trumbuil was a co
worker with Lincoln.
Wanted Location to establish a Pop
ulist paper. Good outfit and several
years' experience. Address, A. B , care
of Advocate.
Hundreds of young, people are going
to Attend the Wichita Commercial col
Ujtthjjfall Y: 1L C A. buUdis ;

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