Topeka, Kan., Jan. 12. - The last official act of Governor Morrill was the pardoning' of Anderson Gray. the Sumner county farmer, sentenced to death for instigating the murder of Thomas Patten, a neighboring farmer, in May, 1894. The murder was committed by Thomas E. McDonald. Gray's farmhand. Gray. it Is said, having hypnotized McDonald and compelled him to do the murder. On trial McDonalu was acquitted.