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VOL.VI, NO. 40.
$1.00 A YXAK.
With Such Effrontery as the Naming of
This Morrill for Governor Mora
About the Hypocrite's
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:
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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.
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,
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:
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,
Nice scheme, wasn't it, to claim land
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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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