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The weekly dawn. [volume] (Ellensburg, Wash.) 1894-1895, August 25, 1894, Image 2

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Weekly Edition oOr Per Vcar.
Monthly Edition lOr Per J 'ear.
Wm. YonXeida, Vice "
ft, C. Davidson, Treasurer.
BL A. Turner, Secretary..
Board of Directors;
•St 3. Randal'j Phil CHmMte.nl,
C. Charlton - W. H. McKee,
A L. Klim, 'F. C. Shull,
®rsen Stevenson,. B. P. Shefflette.
tJf*\VAMKi>: Readehs of Dawn to
.lIirMLK.-ioi vßiv. That kach delegate
fts«» - :-v Alliance) hk instructed to
»))vr«i im>:n our Reform newspapers.
r J i. hi: should be no compromise
wff?i r.
I' >.oi: anck is the evil of which we
•umplaiu unci knowledge is the
Fusion means confusion, and
*iil lead to disruption of any party
Bhfi practices it.
The sooner we dispose of politi
cal ahysters and demagogues in our
party the better.
The man that favors a compro
miße with wrong of any character
ii not a true Populist.
There is but one place for a man
to strike with safty to himself and
country. That place is the ballot
box on election day.
We have no desire to dictate to
•nyone; would not be guilty of such
a crime; Neither do we propose to
lave anyone dictate to us.
Some smart aleck says: "You
can't legislate money into your
pocket." Can't, ah? You can leg
islate it out of your pocket all right,
can't you?
Was Greene, Norton and Wyne
gar considering a fusion proposition
when they closeted themselves in a
back room of Ready's office on Aug.
11th, at 4 p. m?
The Dawn has no compromise to
make with wrong, and with the
•ame courage we will defend the
sight. The past is gone; the pres
ent is here to work for a better
What legal right had Windy
Greene to refuse any member of the
party admittance into the room
ttberc the County C-.n'ral Commit*
tee was supposed to he transacting
business for the People's Party? I
Many bad men are turned down
on a good platform.
The Populist engine is on the
track to lift the load from the }>oor
man's back.
If it is true that tho A. P. A. is
largely composed of republicans; 1
tirafc they always keep a majority in
every Council so as to control the
organization in the interest of the
republican party, what business has
a Populist in it?
You can't find a man anywhere
who claims to be a Populist but
what will tell you that he left the
old party because it was corrupt
and run by a few political bosses
who had formed rings and dealt out
offices and favors to their own li
king, This is too true, indeed, but
does that justify the forming of
such rings and cliques in the Popu- [
list party? There should be no
rings in our party. The grer.t com
mon people of the party —the far- 1
mer's and laborer's—on whom wo \
are all dependent for our support,!
should say who shall fil 1 our offices,
for it is by their votes in November I
that they elect or reject them. j
The meanest, lowest, most con
temptable and despised man on
earth is the knoek-kneed, loose
jointed, yonker-jawed, water-brain
ed, pouch-bellied, bug-eyed, rattle
toagued, shallow-pated chronic of
fice-seeker, who has fought reform
of every shade and hue, until he
saw the possibility of an office in
sight, and then jumps in and gives
a #5 yell for reform, and commences
laying plans to secure the nomina
tion for an office in the party he has
cursed with all his might. Such
a man is no reformer in any sense;
could not be one if he wanted to,
and the Populists had better keep
an eye on all such fellows. Is he
in your neighborhood? Several
such animals are abroad in the land.
If they desire to ride on our Popu
list engine, well and good, but nev
er let them engineer the running of
our trains,, nor even pull the bell
rope. They will side track our cars
and ditch the engine as sure as you
let them pull the lever.
For some time there has been re
ports floating around the that friends
of J. M. Ready were making efforts
to get the Populist County Cen
tral Committee together, to try and
have them stop the fight being made
by The Dawn on Ready. On Sat
urday, Aug. 11th, the J. M. Ready
contingent of that Committee, com
posed of R. H. Norton, L. C. Wy
negar, Windy Greene and Ike
Burns, held a meeting of some kind
behind locked doors, in Ready's of
fice. Some thought it was a ease of
confii:f iii'Tt, with Norton as attend
ing |»ri v«*iei.*»n and \\ ynegar as wet
nurse. The part that Ready and
the others played, they could not
say. After frreat travail, they
brought forth a "something, that
Greene seemed willing to father, but
which he Bent over by the wet nurse
fur us to name, which we promptly
declined. He then informed us we
must do so by a certain time or they
would have to name it themselves.
They can do as they please, but
ri iti the meantime, Heady, Norton,
(ireene, et al. are desirous of placing
their lips in affectionate contact
with that part of our corporeal sys
tem on which our maternal ances
tor was wont to administer the
chastisement called spanking, they
can have that privilige.
Conukkss has at last passed a
something they call a tariff meas
ure, which only awaits King Gro
vers signature or permission to be
come a law. It is generally thought
he will keep hands off and let it be
come a law without his signature.
It is a mongrel of the worst stripe.
It is neither a protection measure
or a tariff for reform measure. It
has all of the objectionable features
of the McKinly bill, with none of
its redeeming features (if it had j
any.) It truckles in the lowest j
sense to the interest's-of trusts and
combines. If raw materials are to
be placed on the free list, why not
the goods manufactured from that
material be placed on the same list?
If one needs protection, the other
does. If one thrives on free trade,
the other ought to do the same.
The same rule ought to apply to
both. Being a Populist, and the
editor of a Populist paper, we don't
feel any interest in this tariff fight,
only so far as it furnishes a bone
for the two old parties to tight over
and fritter away the time that
should be employed in enacting
laws that could give relief to the
toiling millions, who are suffering
for the necessaries of life.
There are other questions of so
much more vital importance, to the
people, that in comparison, we con
sider the tariff question as nothing.
The only redeeming feature about
the bill as passed is the income-tax,
and that is a Populist measure.
We suppose we shall now have
the good(?) times promised us,
that the tariff question is settled
and uncertainty that we have heard
so much about —that has so often
been heralded abroad has been dis
posed of. The great democratic
party in control of all the depart
ments of the government, with the
insignificant majority of a little less
than one hundred in Congress, can
go before the people and say we did
it. Whatever consolation either of
the old parties get out of the recent
tariff figlit, they are welcome to it-
It has made thousands of votes
for the Populist cause.
Have You the Courage of Your Comrtrtim?
Don't be afraid to expose wrong.
You, perhaps, know of wrong and
console yourself by saying: "Yes, I
know of certain wrongs, but let us
keep still; say nothing; and keep
peace and harmony; or we cau't
elect our ticket," and at the same
time, you would howl yourself
hoarse about fraud and corruption
if the old parties were so acting,
and if the Dawn even intimates
that trickery has been and is still
being played by a few well known
would-be Populist leaders, you
throw up your hands in holy hor
ror and denounce us for doing our
dut} r to the Populist party, the tick
et and to humanity.
We want to see the Populists,
honest Populists, elected to fill
every office of honor and trust in
the United States, but we don't
propose to help directly or indirect
ly, to put any of the "Populist-for
office and-revenue-fellows" in office.
If such characters must fill our
offices, we prefer that they come
from another source, for if we eljct
such men, it is sure to re-act on the
party and eventually kill it
by disgusting all fair minded peo
ple. Let us have men on our tick
ets that the lust of office and filthy
lucre cannot buy or sway one jot
or tittle from their duty to God and
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