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THE REFORMER'S DAWN.
R. A. TURNER. EDITOR.
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Wk shall expose fraud and cor
ruption wherever found.
The man that goes to war with
out his gun is a poor soldier.
Any man that will lahor hard to
Feeure the nomination for any of
fice and then deny it, is unworthy
to fill the position sought.
A man that will spend money to
■ecure a nomination is very likely
if elected, to make some deal to re
imliiiw himself and get hack what
he M-< nt to secure his nomination
and * U ction.
John Morrison Ready says when
he is elected one of the Judges of
the Supreme Court of the State of
Washington, he will have a chair
made especially for him to accom
modate two, so that his partner can
eit beside him and tell him the law.
Wise idea of Ready's.
Whenkvkr a man nowadays 1 be
comes tired or disgusted with his
old party and cuts loose from it,
the thugs and strikers of both old
parties ?>et up a cry "crank" "of
fice-seeker," & etc. It has come to
a pretty pass when a man cannot
express political views at variance
without consulting the lickspittles
an*! would-be-bosses of politics.
It is worse than folly to Bay that
every Populist ie an office seeker
and it is a frank admittance on the
part of all who make such asser
tions, that a Populist ticket com
posed of good men is certain of elec
tion. We frankly admit that there
are some in our ranks who are in it
for office, but the honest yeomanry
of the country are with us and there
aer millions of us.
In speaking of the Populis State j
convontio-t, the Pairhaven News
''One tiling marked in the Con
vention was the absence of the cut
and-dried work so noti<'able in the
old party conventions.''
Bro. Day,you were evidently not
in attendance at that meeting.
Let's tell the truth, the whole
truth, AND N.UTHING HUT THE TRUTH !
We declare emphatically that
there was too much cut-and-dried
work and as a witness to said dec
laration, let ns refer you to the dele
gates from King, Pierce and Spo
kane counties. There was a sugar
barrel full of cut-and-dried jobs and
old party tricks were freely played
by as many as a dozen delegates.
There was also wilful misrepre
sentations made on the floor. We
propose to tell the truth, stripped
of all* entanglements and environ
ments, and if it hurts, and we pro
pose that it shall, we shall feel that
we have done nothing save our du
ty to the great mass of honest Popu
list voters. Shall say more next
week and next and keep on saying
until we have forced the dirty shy
sters, hypocrites and office seekers
to surrender. We know them and
the readers of the Dawn shall know
The time for action. Those that
are not openly for us are dead a
Wf have had our convention.
That there was a ring in that con
vention, and that it tried to get in
its damnable work, no one who
watched ciosely the proceedings
that day can deny. But thanks to
the better judgement of the people,
the ring was in almost every in
stance sat upon-and that hard.
The wire pU J ler and machine
politician are in their element and
all right in either of the old parties
but there is no place for them in
the reform party. The mission of
the wire puller is antagonistic to
reform, and he has no place and no
business in the reform movement.
He must be all things to all peo
ple and is sincere only with him
self because he is working only for
The People's Party with open
arms welcome all who wish to come
and join in fighting for liberty, but
it would look better for some if they
could remain in the party long
enough to get their political chair
warm before they presume to dic
tate to old workers how the affairs
of the party should be conducted.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
But if in the future we find it nec
essary to give a kick before some
take a hint, we shall not be at all
backward. The methods and par
tie* are known to us*
In the formation of parties there!
is always a motive and by investi- !
gating it is generally found that
there is an element" that in in ad
vance of the masses; an clement de
manding reforms that the n.:\-.-cs
are not ready to gran I.
This advance gua.d it were,
realizing that they cannot secure 1
these reforms by remaining in their
old parties, sever their connection
with those parties.
Such persons may be extremists,
in fact they are, or they would noti
take the step which they have every
reason to believe will bringdown:
upon ihem the sneers and jeers of
their former political associates.
Being sincere, they are willing to
brave political and ofttimos social
ostracism in defense of their views.
They strike out bravely to work ;
for what they believe is for the bet-;
terment of their fellow man, not j
even stopping to • tr.'t*i' , er their own
welfare or interests.
Such persons are true reformer.
There is another clafs which we
might very properly compare to the
jackal, or a kind of a cormorant re
former. They wait around till a
party is thoroughly launched and
has demonstrated Usability towage
a vigorous campaign with a good
prospect of winning a victory in the
near future, when in steps these
cormorant reformers (or would-be
political bosses in their old parties)
who rush into the new party with 1
the protestation of innocence of an !
Men who were nothing but wire
pullers and oifice seekers in their
parties, who were never known to
do an honest political days work in
their lives. They come into the
new party expecting to find a lot of
suckers on whom they can prey
with impunity. A campaign is
barely over, the votes counted and j
result announced, before these, cor-,
morant reformers commence pre- j
paring the ticket for the next cam
They call in a few unsuspecting
ones to use as catspaws to add re
spectability to the ring while the
ticket is being prepared.
The reasons they give when ask
ing anyone to participate with them
is, "we must have an understand
ing, this thing must have a head,
this is not a. ring."
Oh, no. They then attempt to
do the very things we have damned
the old parties up one side and
down the other, damned them in
season and out of season for doing.
Hades is full of such reformers.
If they were true and sincere re
formers, they would have seen the
crookedness and corruption being
carried on in their old party and
cut loose and allied themselves
with the reform movement while it
was needing assistance. But no,
Honesty of purpose is not a part
of their makeup. They will not
out loose from their old party as
long as there is a show for an of
lice, for.fear the reform party might
fail, and they would then be with
out political standing.
Such men, from the very nature
of their business, (have no use for
parties unless they be used to
further their individual designs.
Better hy far for the good ofyhe
cause that such men had remained
in their old parties where they
could wallow in the slime of cor
ruption congenial to their taste.
They are too much of a load for a
reform movement to carry.
They contaminate and blast ev
erything they touch.
DR. DOWDY'S DOSES.
Slaves growl at their bondage
l>ut free men take action. Men,
which do you do?
Charity is a necessity and will
continue so as long as robbery is
sustained by voting.
John Sherman is a header in
deed. He holds the strings that
is tied about the neck of both old
Business is looking up says a
democratic paper. It could not do
otherwise as it liesfJiat c;i its back
and stares vacantly in the air.
Either prove yourself a Populist
or a demo-republican rat.
knowledge of the 'date - when the
democratic administration will be*
gin the work of throtling the "rob
ber tariff," and "wiping out the last
veetage of the McKinley bill," and
'blowing up the custom houses."
All these things are us the rail
way station agent says, *ncw due.
G. Cleveland received 5,554,685
votes at the last election, just 18,
44<> over that of 1888. At this
writing only 2,777,342 have visited
Washington, D. C.. offering to sac
rifice themselves for the public
good in some official capacity. The
balance will not show up until
walking gets better. If there is
! anything larger than a democratic
appetite for "oftis" and "vittles" we
will travel 100 miles to gaze upon
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