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$1.00 A YEAR, TOPEKA, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 26, 189 L OFFICIAL STATE PAPER. MORRILL AND BLDE OUGHT TO POBM A PARTHER3HL? AHD HAHG OUT A 8IGU: Redeemers and Dealers in Fraudulent Ti" ties and Mortgages Conduct a Gen eral Skinning Business Onstom ers Bobbed on Short Notice. In thia the meet important political campaign of Kansas' history tha People's party papers have made no attempt at sensations, and no attempt to injure per. eonal character without cause. The republican state convention, in order to keep up its reputation of standing by the interests of the money power nomi nated nine state candidates, seven of which are either bankers or corporation lawyers or both. The most notorious of these are R. W. Blue for Congressman at large and E. N. Morrill for Governor. These two men have business records so foul that they are even denounced by members of their own party while their leaders undertake to berate the official character of Populist officials. Most of our readers have some knowledge of the swindling operations of . N. Morrill and tney will find sometmng in this arti cle to add to their knowledge. We wish first to say a word about that other com bination of fraud an egotism, R. W. Blue. This R. W. Blue is a stockholder in the Citizens Bank of Mound City, Kan sap, an iistitution which recently failed with liabilities far exceeding its assets. The bank was a swindle from start to finish. Blue paid 1800 for stock in this bank and thereby, it seems, established a credit of twelve times that amount, something he never had in nil life before. But this credit was used to the dire detriment of the depositors of the concern, for Blue drew out over 10,000 of the bank's funds and the receiver now holds his worthless notes for that amount. The depositors will receive little or nothing for their hard earned money. This accounts for all this "standing up for the credit of Kansas," which fellows of the Blue stripe talk so much about They believe in credit and confidence, for it may enable them to repeat their confidence games in the future. There is still more to Blue's record. He was vice-president of the Kansas Land, Loan and Trust Co., organized in Mound City in 1885, and here is a sample of their manner of doing business, as 7 published by the Mound City Torch of Liberty: They had a mortgage given byR.0. Ccsida for 1700, which they sold to an eastern party named Louisa Millar. Ccxida paid the amount of thia mort gage to Robert Eincaid, president of the company, and took a receipt to hold until the mortgage could be returned for cancellation. The mortgage was not cancelled. Louisa Miller wants her money, and R. W. Blue, acting as her attorney, has sued Mr. Casida for the amount He must pay it again or lose his property. This is only a sample of the numerous confidence games worked by the con cerns with whioh R. W. Blue has been directly connected. And in the face of all this he goes fright on asking people to vote for him so that he may "redeem Kansas." MORS OF MORSILL'S RECORD. E. N. Morrill belongs to a different class of redeemers. He is - not in the habit of defrauding his oustomers by failure in business. He had a more re spectable appearing way of doing it. He i was the go-between of the railroad com pany. One of his plans was to get a fraudulent claim on settlers' lands and then squeeze money from the settlers in exchange for a quit-claim deed. It might be called ;blackmailicg of the more genteel kind. He had a way of making homesteaders pay him money even after they had paid all the govern ment required for the land, though it was sometimes necessary for him to lie like satan to.do it. In addition to the evidence of Morrill's depravity given last ween, we wisn to call the reader's attention to the follow ing statement by J. O. Park, of Wash ington, Kaa, and there is plenty more to follow: "In the summer of 1880 I wrote to E. N. Morrill in regard to my land, the southeast quarter section 25, township 3, range 3, stating that I had home steaded in good faith, that I was an old soldier in very straightened circum stances and that on account of sickness and crop failure I would be unable to live through without some money and to get it I would have to mortgage my land and that I could not get a loan with his claim on the land. August 5, 188CVJ received an answer from him stating that in regard to my claim on said land that the commissioner of the general land office and the secretary of the interior had decided that I had no claim to said land, but if I would pay him $180, he would clear my title, other wise he would have to bring suit for ejectment This was over his own name. So there was nothihg to do but to settle his claim as I did, by paying it, bat when the deed cams it was from C. H. Janes and wife in place of MorrilL They were partners in the Hiawatha bank. So the matter was settled for a time. "March 3, 1887, congress passed an act to reimburse certain settlers along the line of the St J. & D. C. railroad. Continued o jwjrs n, ROLLING ONWARD! KANSAS WILL TAKE EO BACKWARD STEP THIS YEAR. The Immense Attendance at Populist Meetings Brightens the Po litical Sky, Fredonia, September 22. The people of this republican stronghold were given a treat here to-day long to be re mem bered. Governor Lewellisg spoke to a large audience in the court house yard and he was well received. In the evening the governor made a short speech followed by Judge Facte in one of his telling and forcible speeches, and after the meeting several converts from the republican ranks cams forward and acknowledged the Populists were right and said they would vote for them. The city waa beautifully decorated and hundreds were turned away who could not find stand ing room in the hall or the steps leading to the hall. The Capitol glee club fur nished the vocal music. SENATOR PEPFER AT INDEPENDENCE. Independence, September 18. Sena tor Puffer delivered the best speech of his life at this plaoe yesterday. The large opera house was packed to its utmost and was listened attentively to for two hours and three-quarters. He disousaed .money, tariff and pension questions. T. J. Hudson spoke at night to as large or larger audience than the day meeting. An ex-probate judge and pres ent justice of the peace, an old soldier and a lifelong republican, has espoused the cause of the people. OBBORN AT SCOTT CITY. Scott City, September 19. Secretary Osborn spoke here Monday on the polit ical baues of the day. His arguments were clear, plain and logical For more than two hours the large audience list ened to bis txpoee of the financial legis lation in favor of capital and against the people for the last thirty-two years. He also sho ved the effects of this legislation and the remedy. At the close ofhLs remarks a number of republicans are reported to have remarked that this fall, for the first time they would draw out the hammer,let the old party go and vote with the people. It is safe to count Scott county this year in the People's party column. fl. B. KEIXY IN MITCHELL COUNTY. Beloit, September 20. H. B. Kelly has made four epeeabes in thij county this week. On the 17th at Beloit, 18th at Simpson, 19th at a picnio near Cawker and to-day at Blue IlilL Theoa speeches ii e the lcTzranr.zt3 cl En estiva cam paign. The people aie being filled with the People's party goepel truth so as to be ready for the fray. Everyone who has heard Mr. Kelly (eels the force of his argument and will not try to gainsay it. Last night at Simpson and ths day before at Beloit he had large audiences and the people listened with breathkea eilence. The people are anxious for ths truth and our cause is winning. You may look for Mitchell county's usual majority for the People's party, notwith standing the democrats have a ticket in the field. PEPPER AND HCDSON AT WINFIELD. W infield, September 20. Senator Peffer delivered one of best speeches ever given in Win field to a large and en thusiastic audience yesterday. Quite a difference in the crowd who gathered here just one week ago to-day to listen to Ady, Blue and Kirkpatriok. The town to-day was full of farmere, while on the former occasion you could not tell any thing was going on. T. J. Hudson also made an enthusi astic speeoh. congressman baker's campaign. 0 Berlin, September 19. Congress man Baker is making a telling cam paign in thia district He epoke at Mor ton on the 17th to a large audience and yesterday at this piare. Mr. Stewart of Kensington, accompanied the congress man to both meetings and made speeches. Mr. Baker, has got his opponent, Mr. Ellis, pretty well cornered on the finan cial question and is pouring in the hot I shot at every gathering. Mr. Baker la more popular with the great mass of people now than he ever was. His rec ord in congress has always been consist ent and honest LE WELLING AT CIIANUTE. Chanuth, September 20. Governor Lewelling had another , rousing meeting yesterday. When he was told that he would not have any trouble finding hall large enough to .hold his audience as it was a strong republican town he smiled and said he hoped republicans would fill it for him. They said it had never been done even by republican speakers. But when the hour for speak ing approaohed the swarms of farmers and laboringmen that poured into the hall was astonishing to the republicans. The hall waa filled and hundreds could not get inside. The wonder is where all these earnest voters came from. At night J. D. Botkin spoke to ft packed house. S. EL SNIDER AT 8TAPFORD. Stafford, September 21. Hon. S. H. Snider, superintendent of insurance, 4 dreseed a large enthusiastic audienca at Stafford yesterday. He handled tha tesuea of the day in a meetirly manner. His argu ment cn the mcnttary question, from fr ee silver standpoint, being es CoTttfov.sA on jaja 13.