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M1J0S M03SIIL A3 THIS SOLDIEOJ' FUIEND. The National Tribune of October 4 has an editorial in the form of an open letter addressed "to the veter ana living in Kansas," which evi dently receives its inspiration from the Morrill fixers. In it the old soldiers of "the great soldier state of Kansas" are exhorted to 'Tote for Morrill for governor because of his great service to them while in con gress. The letter says: Probable more than any other man cow in public life and who served in the house of representatives, he is identified with the uenslon legislation now on tha statute books, and of which the comrades every where have had the benefits. He helped to formulate what is cow known as the disability aot of June 27, 1890, urged its passage for years, and finally seoured this while chairman of the committee. While the disability bill was not all that many desired, it was the very beet that oould be obtained from congress . In another editorial npon the same page, the editor nrges the soldiers to vote solidly for "etraight-ont repub lican nominees" and see that every person they can influence does the same thing. Why? It is a well known fact that the republican party has kept the pension question now for a quarter of a century in an un settled state for the sole purpose ef making it, from year to year, the ground of future promises and in order to work upon the prejudices and appeal to the personal interests of the soldiers for republican support. In 1890 the republican party had the executive and both branches of congress. Why was not the pension Question settled then for all time? Why was the contemptible pauper pension bill substituted for the ser vice pension bill demanded by the soldiers and promised by the repub lican party? Why was the pauper bill "the very best that could be ob tamed from congress." via not re publicans have everything their own way at that time? We will intro duce no Populist testimony upon this subject. We will let republicans and old soldiers answer the ques tions, and if the veterans of Kansas can see in their answer why any soldier should feel under special ob ligations to Major Morrill, they can see farther than we can. The Ness Countv Veteran association, at Ness City, May 3, 1890, adopted the fol lowing resolution: Resolved, That we denounce all such sub terfuges as the dependent pension bill and the Morrill substitute, and demand of law makers that they pass a straight service pension bill. On April 24, 1890, George Graham post, G. A. It., at Seneca, Kas adopted the following resolutions: Whsbxas, A bill has been proposed in the house of representatives by Hon. E. N. Mor rill, of this district, which will pension such of the Union soldiers of tfle civil war as may survive to the age of 62 years, we do hereby oall attention to the following oon eiderations: Oar surviving comrades are growing old; many of them are old beyond their years because of the hardships of military service. Uoat of them will be buried before the pro posed bill can reoognize that they dared - ery thing for their country. Both jostioe and patriotism demand that the present conjreia shall pan i service pension bill, we have ajked and cot soiaethiag elsethis we still aai as a mattsr of simple justice therefore, Resolved, That we learn with extreme dissatisfaction that our representative, Hon. E. N. Morrill, has failed to represent, with regard to service pensions, the wishes of those to whose votes he owes his position. Resolved, That the bill known as the Mor rill pension bill fails to meet the just claims of the ex-soldiers of the republic, does not correspond to the pledges of the republican party, does cot express the will of the patriotic people of the oonntry. Resolved, That the Morrill bill, if passed, will, in our opinion, effectively prevent the passage of a service pension bill in the im mediate future. Resolved, That we call the attention of our representative, Hon. E. N. Morrill, to the fact that his pension bill is not in aid of those veterans who bore the brunt of battle for a series of years, for this class, aa the result of long and severe service and exposure, are for the most part already dead, or will survive the age of 62 but a few years at most. Eesolved, That we ask consideration of service pension before the consideration of appropriations for publio buildings, river and harbor improvements, steamship sub' sidles, and for the construction of war ves sels and coast defense, for which there is no demand by the people and no necessity in view of our relations to other powers. This was at a time when partisan politics did not influence the verdict respecting Major Morrill's coarse in congress. The People's party was not yet organized, and the pauper pension bill was considered upon its merits. .The judgment of soldiers respecting it was then uninfluenced by the strong partisan bias which is brought to bear upon Kansas veter ans at this time. But this is not all. There is other good republican testimony upon the subject. Prince Hal wrote a letter to the Western Veteran, whiah reads as follows: Eoitob Wsstxbh Vstxbaj: I see by the dispatohss and letters that our friends at Washington olaim to have solved the ser- vioe pension bill by indorsing Comrade Morrill's bill, which fixes the age at 62 years . ... . JPyt . ... wnen tne ooys snpave become the bene fioiaries of the government magnanimity. This does not suit me, and, it is to be pre sumed, will cot satisfy the old soldiers. Comrade Morrill forgets that the average age of his comrades now living is fixed by death rate of the past, and that it is less than 55 years, and this bill of his fixes the benefit period seven years after death. Of course, many will live; but a large cumber never will realize the provisions of his pro posed law. We do cot want any suoh monkey business. Very truly yours, J. R. Haxxowiix. Wichita, Eas., March 31, 1890. Of course, the prince is now whoop ing it up for Morrill and telling the old soldiers the wonderful thmgs that he has done for them, but this letter shows what he thought of him when there was no politics in it But there is more of this good republican testimony of still later date. Goffs Advance is a republican paper pub lish' d at Goffs, Kas., and is now sup porting the republican ticket, with the exception of Morrill In its issue of September 13, 1894, it gives the reasons why it cannot support him. We will reproduce only the reference to this question here, which is as fol lows: His opposition to the service pension bill paved the way for that substitute known as the "dependent" pension bill, whioh make ssvery old soldier a mendicant who applies for pension under it. Many Grand Army poets all over the country passed resolutions daaounoini bin for bis setionj reir&ag titxo bill Ordinarily any one of these reasons would be enough to defeat the nomination of suoh a man to say nothing of electing suoh a nincompoop statesman as he to the gov ernorsbip of this commonwealth. It shows which way we are headed when Cy Leland and his henchmen are allowed to buy and trade influence, or cut and dry tha nomina tion of any man; and any man who will accept a nomination at the hands of that gang is no better than they, be it E.N Morrill or any other man. For these reasons we protest against bis nomination; and as the reasons are not changed at all by the fact of his nomina tion, we still protest against his election. We can't do otherwise and be honest with ouraelf. November will settle it. The elec tion of Morrill will be an indorsement of the old gang, and will make future repub- hoan viotories more uncertain than ever. Mark it. But this is not all. The Leaven worth Times ought also to be con sidered good republican authority, and in March last it had tha follow ing which shows how ;Major Morrill esteemed the old soldiers in the sol diers' home: A great many old soldiers, perhaps 100 are now in Leavenworth living on charity, eating and sleeping wherever they can, that had to leave the home, and Major Morrill, as local manager, ba3 been approaohed re garding the matter, and he informed them in his usual suave manner that he oould do nothing for them. Since the order of Gen eral Franklin has been issued and since Major Morrill has refused to admit any more old soldiers to the home, within the last week, a great many soldiers from the regular army have been admitted for the purpose of taking the Eeeley cure and are quartered in the barracks and beds heretofore assigned to the soldiers. The old soldiers all like the regulars and no one blames them, and we all believe they never would have aooepted the hospitality of the home if they had understood the situation. By what authority does Major Morrill refuse admittance to old soldiers to the home and admit the soldiers of the regular army and even citizens from the outside, to take the Eeeley cure? Is it right? Was the home not built for the purpose of tak ing care of the imbecile, indigent, orippled, siok old soldiers, or was it built for a re formatory sobool, an advertisement for patent medioine, and to plaoe one inter ested in it in a prominent position, to the detriment of the old soldier, who, when he has beooma a member, had left hope, happiness and home behind? Complaints had been made to Major Mor rill repeatedly of the state of affairs. He formerly had the men notified in the dining hall of his presence and those having com plaints oould appear before him. Some of them did complain and were put out of the home for doing so, and finally his notices got to be laughed at, and it was considered that nobody but a crank would appear be fore him; in f aot he was told that in my presence in his bank, September 7, 1892, by an old soldier. Now we have not introduced a line of testimony that is not from repub- ican sources, and will not do so at this time. We are satisfied to place this testimony against the National Tribune's open letter and rest our case upon it. There is another record in'which Major Morrill is charged with com pelling inmates of the home to take the Keeley cure whether they needed it or not, and of sharing in the fees charged for this treatment whioh are taken out of the pension payments. A committee has been appointed to investigate the management of the institution, and this charge is one of the subjects of inquiry. We will not prejudge this case, but upon the principle adopted by tha republican Roaegara Major Morrill mj, fca held i guilty cf this charge unless ha proves his innocence to the satisfaction of everj body. They put in their time exclusively in making all manner of charges against Populists, and in doing so they reverse the rule of law that men must be held to be inno cent until they are proven guilty, and hold that Populists must be held guilty of every crime charged against them unless they prove their inno cence. Let us ... apply this rule to Major Morrill in the present case. What is sauce for tha goose ought to be sauce for the gander. Bepubli cans should not object to their own medicine. UNLIMITED OALL. In the set speech which Governor McKinley is howling about the coun try, tha following statement occurs: The demooratio party has been in oon. trol of every branch of the government since the 4th day of Maroh, 1893. Its legis lative branch was in session for twelve months, yet it gave no silver legislation whatever, exoept to strike down the Sher man law at its special session oalled for that purpose, and in response to the urgent recommendation from a demooratio president. Now in view of the vote upon that repeal bill this statement is a mani festation of gall that is seldom equalled, never excelled. In the house the yote stood for repeal, democrats, 138; republicans, 101; to tal, 239. Against repeal, democrats, 80; republicans, 17; Populists, 11; total, 108. Now suppose we take the 101 republicans from the affirmative vote and add them to the negative vote. The result would then stand as follows: For repeal, 138; against repeal, 209. This is how the repeal bill would have come out in the house if republicans had voted against "the urgent recommendation from a democratic president" instead of for it. How was it in the senate? The vote stood for repeal, republicans, 26; democrats, 22; total, 48. Against repeal, republicans, 11; democrats, 23; Populists, 3; total, 37. Now sup pose the republican senators had voted against "the urgent recom mendation from a demooratio presi dent" instead of for it The vote then would have been as follows: For repeal, democrats, total 22. Against repeal, republicans, 37; dem ocrats, 23; Populists, 3; total, 63. In the face of these facts MoKinley and republican editors and stump speak ers generally, have the gall to charge the repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman law to the democratic party, and upon such methods of de ception they build their hopes. The old chestnut about a man selling his wife for a quarter has been revived. Next week the other chestnut about the man who bought "gigging baok" and deolared he had been cheated will pop up. Lawrence Journal. And about the week following, that old mouldy chestnut about the Pete Kline-Jim Leggate-boodle scheme will be revived; and follow ing this the worm-eaten chestnut about the Populist who has been be come disgusted with tha corruption of Populist officials and is floing to rcta tha republican ti&et,