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THE REFORMER'S DAWN.
-(O) R. A. TURNER. EDITOR. 10) H 't't'lchj Edition /Wr Per I'ear. Monthly Edition, 1()c Per )'rar. FUBLIcHL.U WKcIvLV A MONTHLY BY THE DAWM PUBLISHING CO. R. }'. KtMHNSTON, I'IthSIOKNT. \\ M. V-ONNku»A, VK:K " N. (V i>AVII>SON, TKKASUItKK. It A. TtTHNKK, SKCKKTAKY. Board of Directors: 'I'. .1. Kiiudiill, I'llil Olmstetul, U. <\ Charlton, \V. 11. Mclvee, A L. Flint, T. Shull, StevciiHDii, H. I*. SlulUutte. I'aTHONIZK riIOSK WHO f'ATKOMZK l! 8— Ol'll AHVkUTIZKKS. $3*Wantki»: Kkadkks of Dawn to PA'I KONIZK Oil K ADVKKTISKJiS. |£&"Ukßoi.vki». That each dklkgatk (to Statu Ai.uanck) bk instkuctkd to UKINfi UKFOItK KVKHY A U.I ANCK THAT WK MKIJt.'KdT THK WKMMKRH TO MAKK THKIK I'UKCHASKS OH MKHC HANTS WHO *I>\ KKTISK IN Ol'll KkFOKM NKWSI'AI'KKfI. 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 says ''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 them also. The time for action. Those that are not openly for us are dead a gainst us. 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 himself. 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 ! angel. 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 paign. 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 parties. 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. Wanted—Reasonably accurate 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 it. NEW PEED STABLE. Having opened up a new Feed Store in the old Ellenaburg Transfer Stable, we de sire a portion of yonr J\i T HOMAGE. BALKD HAY AND GRAIN FOR BALK. J3STA BlacksraLtb Shop in connection. CREEK A WATSON.