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PUBLISHED WEEKLY 50 CENTS PER YEAR. ROUT. A. TURNER, EDITOR. rvriCE Ktomi 39* 30 Ueddis Block.. 9ES"AnvEKTmK.MKNTN to appear in this paper must be handed in not later than OTtUMDAY * p. -*»., to insure publication. jfsßterod us 2nd. Mutter at the Kllens *ui«h Poßt-Office, Kittitas CoUBfcV, Wash ington, November rah, 159*.1 It is claM law*, not the rights of «n*/» under the laws that we fight. Do you intend malum; Bnal proof on your claim? g Mb, remember the ruling uf the Land Office gives *ou <he riuht to i!e ignite what [ape. it shall be i>ul>- ?Av<i in And if you urt • friend of th<- iieoj.ie's cause, k>u will give it to Tut Dawn. MOVING A POWER PHESS. At t'orvallW Orecan, this week, while Wi T. Hoffman was assisting in moving a 5,000 p;i«;nd printing pi***, for a Populist pvoev-t the press roiled down the stairway apou hini.breukine his left leg and crushing so badly that he will die. ;t would be well for the Daw n to profit by the above. We clip it from the Milton iSagia for Turner's benefit, as we do not want to hear oi any such calamity befalling aim. Perhaps his press will not be so heavy. s.t any rate he should be exceedingly lautious that a like fate does not happen to iiim. Good men are too scarce to be sacri dced thus.—Ellensbuho Localizkr. The editor of the Localizer has our sincere thanks for his good wishes ana. kind remarks. Such Sowers as these, blooming o'er the wall dividing newspapers, give fragrance and cheer to the otherwise hard and thorny path of the news paper man. While the "pioneer paper" sometimes prints seemingly harsh remarks about the "choosen people" known as Populists, we are firm in the opinion that its editor would gladly see many of the im provements proposed by reformers, put in operation, for he dislikes to pay high taxes, and the Republican "hold-up" on the industries of this county must make him groan. Republican county officials have not in recent years assisted him to any perceptible extent, owing to his independence and refusal to furnish music to suit them. During the past fifteen months the sheriff's office has been very kind to him, not trying to criticise the music, ao we can see-no reason for him to dislike Populists. Whatever he aaay think about national politics, it is certainly to his interest to support the Populist ticket in this county-this fall. We expect to see che Localizer working for reform, •luring the coming campaign. As to the weight oil our press, shore have been times when he wished his press weighed less and trad aost a smaller sum. a 2fey he iivs long, and afospsr," DAJWTJfG It is not necessary for people to write views like onre in order to get fehein published. The Dawn I prints articles so far as its space will permit, and we do not expect to be considered as indorsing the views of correspondents. Don Korker's items were not written by any oue connected with this office or by any minister. The Dawn, is of the opinion, however, that Christianity and dancing or card playing do not mix properly and those professing to be Christians will do well to keep themselves away from the dizzy mazes of the dance, especially when "Not a Church Member" is present, for he or she will hardly participate in prayer meetings. The ordinary idea, advanced by some, that the private dances of the Four Huud red are more moral than the public receptions.of people who do not seek to divide society into classes, is founded upon the false idea that soft heads and soft er bauds going with hard hearts, are made of finer earth than is used in mak ing common folks; aud that when good deeds are to be performed, people must withdraw from public gaze and be "private and select.'' England owns more newsp.ipers in the United States than she owns in the British Isles. All reforms come very slowly and from the lower classes, but they get there ju6t the same. Don't give yourself any uneasi ness about the correspondents of Thk Dawn. They are able to take care of themselves and meet any emergency. We are still short $22 on the press fund. Can you assist any toward raising that amount by getting your neighbors to subscribe for The Dawn? If so, we shall greatly appreciate your services. Now is the time to educate the people as to the principles advocated by the People's party. Get your neighbors to subscribe for The Dawn. It will knock the scales from their eyes and they will see new rays of light. The rankest Populist in Wash ing today, if he were to become suddenly rich, would never invest a dollar in a community controled by Populist.—Everett Times. No. He would probably go to Tacoma where men" have been running affairs for the last ihzse or four years.—Democrat PRIESTCRAFT VS. LAW Editor Dawn: Undei the above caption there appeared in yoor last issue a viru lent attack upon the Catholics of this city, signed by "In love beloved S. D. Belt." As the letter was addressed to the citizeas of Kllensburg, some of whom may be misled by the false statements it contains, I beg leave to make the following remarks: 1. Si D Belt protests "against the insubordination of our Catholic Christians toward the order of quarantine, issued by our health officer." Comment: No sucb, order of quarantine, either verbal or written was communicated to me by the health officer. 80 far as I can ascertain the few Catholics who received notice to keep children under 16 years of age at home, did so. St. understand, the regular services for both adults and chil dren, were held last Sunday, in contempt of law.'' Comment: S. D. Belt's "I un derstand" (whatever that may mean) is wrong, There was no contempt of law, as no law was publicly proclaimed or promul gated, nor was any notice what soever given us by the health officer. The services for adults were given the same as usual, and the same as in other churches, including the Christian church with its revival services. The services for the children were not given at the "Catholic church on either March 15th, or 22nd. I suppressed these services, without being asked or advised by any one to do so. 3. "I understand Catholic Chiistians, even young people explain this disobedience by saying: 'Nobody can stop our- services, ex cept by order of our bishop." Comment: Whosoever helped S. D. Belt's understanding to that saying, whether young or old, did not know what he or they were talking about. When even young people's opinions upon questions of jurisdiction and canon law are sought, I am inclined to believe that, in this case the wish was father to the thought. And I wish S; D. Belt to distinctly understand that the Bishop will not and does not interfere in the local govern ment of any parish, outside his own. 4. "I understand the local 'Father'gives the same explana tion." Comment: S. D. Belt very badly misunderstands, as shown in above comment. Upon these false statements this "Man of God and Harbinger of Peace" seta up a hue and cry against the Catholics, such as en* would expect, could, only he con cocted in the diseased imagination of some ranting demagogue. He rushes into print with reviling' misstatements about Catholic citi. Zens and their doings, not for getting, however, to interlard his ' 'I understand" with narrow bigotry and sectarian fanaticism. He dis plays a patriotism of his own, when just before leaving this city, he tries to rend asunder the bonds of friendship aud goodfellowship ex isting between our citizens, by stirring up religious animosities and sectarian hatred, with all its baneful consequences. I believe that intelligent citizens, who are not bliuded by religious intolerance, nor misled by narrow, mindedness, will easily detect the real animus of that communication, illy concealed under the guise of love and patriotism. Patriots of his kind should remember that the first and greatest American princi ple is "Mind your own business" and if S. D. Belt wants to pose as a Christian, he should bear in mind that one of the ten command ments says: 'Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." Respectfully, L. Kustebs. Catholic Priest. At a banquet in New York Ex*. Senator Piatt declared that the key note of the republican campaign in 1896 should be "patriotism, pro tection and prosperity" When Tom Piatt taks about "patriotism" old Billy Satan always blushes and "winks the other eye." Ye godsl Piatt and patriotism! But he pro bably means patriotism for the common people, protection for the boodiers and prosperity for the gold bugs. We have many readers outside this county who have been reading our paper for one or more years who may be in shape financially to give us some help toward enlarging The Dawn. If so, send us what ever amount you can at once and it will be placed to your credit with thanks. The way taxes are levied nowa days it takes a most excellent farm to pay taxes and furnish a man his livelihood. As Sancho Pan** wouldjsay, blessed is the man who has no property, on which to pay taxes, —Localizer. The populist national convention will be held at St Louis June 22.