Samuel Webb Pyle, populist
sympathize with the movement A GOLD CONTRACT ATTACKED. PopullHt Pyle. of Kansas. Fighting a Mortgage Because It Excludes Silver. Fort Scott, Kan., July 2. Samuel Webb Pyle, a local populist who was recently appointed a guard in the penitentiary by Gov. Leedy, mortgaged his farm in 1S92 to Mrs, Abbie II. Trask, through the Lombard Investment Co. of Kansas City. The mortgage calls for payment in gold. Besides alleging that the ..words "gold" were inserted by forgery during the campaign of 1S96, he maintains that the gold provision makes the mortgage invalid, because it excludes payment in silver, which is legal tender. ?