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VOL. i.
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;
"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
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.
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
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
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.

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