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VOL.VI, NO. 40. $1.00 A YXAK. TOPEKA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 3, 1894. OFFICIAL STATE PAPEB. SHAME! SHAME! THAT THE PEOPLE OF KAHSAS SHOULD BE INSULTED With Such Effrontery as the Naming of This Morrill for Governor Mora About the Hypocrite's Bascality. If there ia one thing that the home loving and industrious people of Kansas have learned to hate more than all others it is that 'class of vampires who live and fatten off the industry of their fellow men. These modern Shylooks who are not satisfied with the usurious interest and the high rentals the dis tressing times enable them to squeeze from the people, but who take advan tage of every opportunity they find to possess themselves of other people's homes, must expect no charitable con sideration from the people of Kansas. They are a disgrace to civilization and the bane of society in general. E. N. Morrill, candidate for governor, has long been at work earning the repu tation of a Sbylock. For weeks the good people of Kansas have held their breath waiting for some evidence upon which they can form a better opinion of this idol of the republican party, but so far have waited in vain. All ia silence at the source from which such eyidence is expected. Morrill's backers seem to glory in the fact that their candidate has robbed people in the name of law, and that h"e has more money than con science. They wink at each other and say, "Good republicans admire a shrewd rascal," and that is their defense. In the two last issues of the Advocate may be found some of the damning evi dence of Morrill's wicked career. How he managed in a sneaking and under handed way to get fraudulent claims against many of the homesteaders of northern Kansas, and how he bled the occupants and owners of these home steads for all they would bear and more than they could well afford, has been ex plained. But for fear the reader may think the evidence is not sufficient we offer some more testimony and still there's more to follow: wzaziL cxip's ixpxBiiaci. Stati oi Kaxsas, ) Masshaix Cousty. j Wenzel Ceip, being duly sworn on oath, says that in 1874, be bought the right of Daniel Stuoki to the north half of the south west quarter of section thirty-one (31) in township two (2), south of range six (6), east, in Marshall county, Kansas, for $200, and moved onto the land in the same year. About two years later he was informed that t ha railroad company owned the land and that he would have to buy it from them; that he then went to Mary srilla and through Schmidt Fcester, bought the said land from E. N. Morrill, who gave him a deed there for, being a quit-claim deed; that affiant paid therefor, the sum of $120; that later on, affiant learned that the land was not railroad, but government land; that he filed his homestead application thereof, No. 15,568 and received a patent from the United States for said land in Maj, 1885, that affiant tried to get his money back, but did not reoeive anything either from the government or from E. N. Morrill. Wiszil Cup. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of August, 1893. bial Thio. H. Polaok, Notary Public. Commission ezpires Msy 13, 1896. ANOTHER INTERESTING CASE. Now here ia a very interesting case as iw&ted by the Washington Republic: January 10, 1876, the United States issued patent which' is duly recorded, to Duncan McGregor, for the north west quarter section 1, township 4, range 2, Washington county, he having homesteaded the land. After wards, John T. Rutherford purchased the east hulf of said northwest quarter section. He was compelled to mortgage the land to raise some means, and before he could do so he had to pay $50, for the Mitchell claim. Hia correspondence was all with Morrill, this was March 21, 188G. Mr. Rutherf ord always looked upon it as an out and out steal, but like Mr. Parks, whose case we gave last week he got Judge Birch to see if he was entitled to anything under the reimbursing act of March 3, 1887. The following ia the reply received by Mr. Birch: DlPABTMIHT 07 TBI InTXBIOB, ) OiNXBAii Laud Offioi, Washington, D. C, September 19, 1887, ) J. R. S. Birch, Esq., Washington. Kansas. Sir: Referring to your letter of 8 ins t., transmitting application of JohnT. Ruth erford, for reimbursement under aot of Maroh 3, 1887, on Homestead entry No. G3G1, final oertifloate No. 2716, for the east half of northwest quarter section 1, township 4 south, range 2 east, entered by Duncan MoGregor, you are advised that Duncan McGregor, made said entry April 11, 1870. The land in question is within the indem nity limits of the grant to the St. Joe and Denver City Railroad Company, the with drawal for which did not take effeot until April 15, 1870. The land in question was therefore ex cepted from the withdrawal by virtue of said homestead entry C361, and the title derived by virtue of the patent from the government is a valid one. The title de rived by the patent has not been set aside by a decree of a court; there has been no allegation of any similar oase in wbioh suoh a decree has been rendered, and for the reasons above stated, the party is not en titled to reimbursement under the aot of March 3, 1887. Very respectfully, Wm. A. J. Spabxs, Commissioner. Nice scheme, wasn't it, to claim land Continued on pags 9. THEY'RE IN EARNEST. EVEBY DAY THE HOSTS AEE GATH EBING IN DIFFEBENT LOCALITIES. The Strongholds of the Enemy Have Weakened and the People's Hopes Grow Stronger. Again, Topeka, the stronghold of re publicanism, has witnessed unmistak able evidence of the passing away of old parties and the coming of the new. Last Saturday the weather was uncom fortably damp and chilly, yet in spite of that the Populist gathering at the park was a great suocess, for fully 3,000 people sat and; stood in the raw wind tor hours listening to the defenders of civil liberty. Senator Peffer spoke briefly and then presided over the meeting, in troducing Governor Lewelling Colonel Harper, S. M. Scott, II. B. Eelley and others. At evening the meeting adjourned to meet in Hamilton hall, and when 8 o'clock arrived the hall was packed with an immense audience. Colonel Harper spoke again and was followed by Justice Allen who made an excellent argument. Mr. Scott then took the platform and for more than an hour kept the audience in a continuous roar of applause. The day and.'ievening meetings were both larger than was expected by the most sanguine Populist jerry's campaign. Ashland, Kas., September 27. The most enthusiaatio meeting held in Ash land for several years was held here to day. The sage of Medicine Lodge was here with his old time, vigor, with the same old time love for his people in hia manly heart. He was met by the earns old time enthusiasm, Populists, damo lists, republicans and everybody listened the same as ever. Judge C. E. Foote was also here and sent straight home to the hearts of all one of the most telling 'speeches our people ever heard. The g. o. p. dies hard out the death struggle of that outfit was heard to re verberate among the hills of Clark county to-day. Judge Foote spoke to a large and attentive audience to-night. The Haviland Glee club famished the music, AT COLDWATXR. Coldwateb, September 29. The Pop ulist rally at this place yesterday was well attended. There were three times as many people as were in attendance at Long's meeting at this place. Jerry spoke for one hour, in which he recited the action of the Populiata in congress, showing that every Populist ccrjrcrj- man and senator had voted on the side of silver, while the eastern dem ocrats and republicans had united t") destroy the white metal as money. Judge Foote followed Simpson with a strong plea for industrial freedom and able defense of Governor Lswelling'a administration. Good muslo was fur nished by the Haviland Glee club, and the Populists were much encouraged by the meeting. The Populists will have a safe major ity in this county. HARRIS AT ABILENE. Abilene, September 29. Hon. W. A. Harris, candidate for re-election as con-gressman-at-larga from Kansas, ad dressed a large assemblage of voters at the courthouse in this city last night. He is one of the most convincing and pleasing speakers on the stump. lie da voted a large part of his time to re counting the Populist record in the Fifty-third congress, and dwelt upon the issue involving the government's lien upon the Union Paciflo railroad. He spoke for two hours and followed the line of argument in his interview ra cently published in the Press on the three great questions: tariff, silver, and the Union Pacific railroad, and handled them in a most lucid and convincing manner. MRS. DiaOS AND MRS. FOSTER. Stockton, September 28. -Mrs. Anna Diggs and Mrs. J. Ellen Foster were billed here yesterday to make politico speeches. The Populist county central committee chairman proposed to the republican chairman that as their meet ings conflicted they hold a joint discus sion. The latter acting for Mrs. Foster declined to do so. The Populists then held their after noon meeting in the grove and about 1200 listened to Mrs. Diggs. Mrs. Foster spoke to about 300 in the opera house. The Populists hoped to get the opera house in the evening for Mrs. Diggs, but the republicans who had possession would not give it up and sent to Osborne for W. IL McBride to come and make a speeoh in the evening in order to shut Mrs. Diggs out of the opera house. McBride came and spoke to about 150 people, while Mrs. Diggs had the court house crowded full to hear her. THE OTHER SIDE. Garden City, September 25. Th republicans had a so-called grand rally here yesterday for E. N. Morrill and J. W. Ady. With a band and a general rustling of the bosses they . got about 200 people in the afternoon, to whom Mr. Ady epcka very tamely, and to whom Mr. Morrill waa introduced. The night meeting was but little forger, but was apathetic and listlsrs. Continued on paja a.