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fm-k HoB-Partisan Standpoint.* Goe: M. Pullman has become more famouß than his car factory at Pullman, 111., or his Pullman coaches would ever have made him. He cut down the wages of his car porters until the travelling public must make them gifts to enable them to live. But he did not cut down the price of a berth. He cut down the wages of his employes at Pullman, but he did not cut down their rent bills. The workmen struck because of this wrong. Then the American Railway Union made common cause with the striking, workmen, and struck on the lines using the Pull man coaches. The strikers were willing to arbitrate differences — not so Mr. Pullman and the rail way magnates. They cannot con cede this on account of "principle" —They omit saying that the prin ciple is that the millionaires must stand by each other. What the California railways are to gain by lighting Mr. Pullman's battle for o o him is not clear. The people are growing weary of having their rights, their comfort and prosperity, ground to powder between the up per and nether millstones of labor and capital. There will appear no solution to the difficulty but government own ership of the railways that are a perpetual menace to the peace of the nation. Neither the Union nor the Southern Pacific has paid or has intended to pay back to the govern ment the money that built the roads across the continent from Omaha to San Francisco. The sooner the government takes possession of these roads and ope rates them in the interest of the people, the better we believe it will be for all concerned. If the railway crushes the strikers now, it will simply deepen the re sentment and the feeling of the wrongs of capital and will hasten the revolution that will terminate the reign of the millionaire monop list.—The Harbingef, (Christian,) San Francisco, Cal. Any man that is si man, we ca re not who he is, will acknowledge his errors when shown him, and reform. Let every guilty man confess and every name be: known; THE WEEKLY DAWN. ■•OUR MOTTO: KEEP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.' ELLENSBURG, WASH., AUGUST ii, 1894. "We Should never Get too harmo nious'to knock out a traitor in our own ranks.—St. Louis MONITOR. What'should I care for the personal relatious of this or that personal friend to any candidate for public favor when my own judgement —leads me to know that that candidate is not the best man for the place. Georgia Cotton Plant. How many men has your church turned out for usury and extortion? How many sermons does your pastor preach in a year against these? And why don't they preach agaiust them. Our Home. It is to hoped the present strike will teach laboring men the needed lesson. The proper place to-strike is at the bal lot-box. Then, there will be no more stuffed prophets elect ed to rattle around in the White House. Star, Aberdeen, South Dakota.. Wheat is down, wages are down, every thing is down except the Pullman cottages. That is as ever. Farmers' Voice, Thirty years of republican rule made the people hungry, and one year of democratic rule made them hungrier. Geor gia Patriot. The Size of It. Now and then we meet a man who looks smart and says: "You can't legislate money into a man's pocket." He thinks this a knock down argument. Well, such wis dom is decidedly owliuh. It is ad mitted on all sides that the new tariff bill will put at least $50,000, 000 annually into the pockets of the Sugar Trust. The other trusts that have been provided for in the bill Will reap big profits. Vet legisla tion don't put money into men's pockets, says the Tennessee Cur rent. A producer who talks this way is awfully befuddled, or hasn't got sense enough to vote. Let him keep on raising fifty cent wheat and six-cent cotton, and by no means forget to vote the old party ticket. Whether he is ever able to under stand it or not, the fact will soon exist that what little money he may have had has been legislated out of his pocket. When it is all gone maybe lie will wake up to the fact that dear money and * cheap prod ucts hnve a good deal to do in emp tying the pockets of Home men and filling the pockets of others* Money is a creature of law. If it is made scarce by contraction or hoarding it becomes dear. Then it takes more labor and products to purchase a dollar. In this way this class have been plundered of their just rewards until they are standing on the verge of ruin. Through their downfall the other class have been elevated, and now own nearly all the wealth of the country. They have cornered the money; yet they are a very small part of the population. The man who thinks that legislation has nothing to do in putting money in to his pocket or taking it out stands very much in need of more stuffing above his ears.—Prog. Farmer* The Emancipator—Alarm-Token—Dawn has been transplanted from the country to aii office in the Cad well Block.—Register. President Cleveland thinks he has suppressed the Chicago strike with soldiers. Now we suggest that he mass the troops at Washington and suppress Congress. That body has destroyed more property in two years than all the strikers in the world ever destroyed in a thousand years.—Progressive Gartner. Sow the seed and spread the light! Genuine Populist doctrine. People's Party Platform. CONTINUED FKOM THIRD PAGE We denounce as the acme of in justice, the infamous law that per mits high salaried officials to draw their salaries in cash, while the un derpaid laborers are paid in depre ciated scrip. We demand a township organiza tion, with full power of levying and. collecting taxe6. We demand a law abfiolutely pro hibiting a deficiency judgement in case of foreclosure of real property on mortgage and that a law limit ing to one year the redemption of realty jnder foreclosure sale be a mended to extend the time of re demption to five years. We pledge our legislators to pass a law prohibiting the sale of school lands and instead provide i\>r leas ing said lands to actual occupants, the revenues so derived to form a perpetual school fund. A graduated annual tax on all lands owned by any individual or corporation above the assessed taxa tion of $10,000. exclusive of im provements, the rate continually increasing on such additional valu ation until land monopoly in the city, towns and country shall be destroyed. We pledge ourselves to the en? forcement of these and other need ed reforms by the enactment of all necessary laws, and we further pledge ourselves that we will sub mit to the people constitutional a mendments to be voted upon as will validate and give force to these de mands. Robert Turner has re-established "The Dawn" and will advocate the principles of Populism one day in the week and devote Uie other six to showing just how well Nor ton and Ready stand with the party here, and it will not be much of a showing, either. —Ellensburg Capital Oh no. We shall devote six days advocating the principles of Popu lism. The others are such small game that they only require a pass ing notice. There is some talk of ilie Democrats aud Populists fusing in this county this fall. They are both desperate, but it would be better to die a natural death than to commit, double-barrelled suicide in this Kllensburg Capital. Oh no. The fusion is the other way. It is the two old parties that will fuse in this county. We have it from both sides that the slate is already made and the division of ofliccs apportioned. "*" NO. 2.