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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. 50 CENTS PER YEAR. ROBT. A. TURNER, EDITOR. jfjEnterod as Sad. CI&M Mutter-at the Ellens uurgh Post-office, Kittitas County, Wash ington, November fitb, 1864.] Wr'FWE Rooms 29.* 30 CiecMtti Block The present duty of all Populists <s£ to stand ftj tl>e Omaha platform -wntil a National Populist convention gives its another platform to stand by. THE PRESS IS COMING. 'We have received word from 'the makers that the new press 'Will be here in a short time. 'It*is sent- G. 0. D. and we "oittst pay for it on its arrival. 'Thete are about $100 in out standing pledges which we 'trust will be paid ; n at once. 'Friends, please be prompt in 'handing or sending in the cash 'aud thus cause us no nnneces "sary delay in enlarging The "Dawn- Now is the time to •act' BE PROMPT. FUNNY, is.n*t it? Funny, isn't it, the financiering we have at Washington? Let us take an inventory of Uncle Sam's assets'. Due from Pacific' railroads-, $125,000,000 Due from whisky Trust, 100,000,000 Deposited in our banks without interest, 15,000,000 Suplus in the Treasury,. 60,000,000 And yet, the firm of Sherman, Cleveland & Co., bondfe posterity for $262,000,000 in order, to please old shy lock. Say. you farmer*, sow a large acreage of wheat, plant immense fields of oorn and; oetton, aud be ready for increased: toot and inter est, as a result of the above finan ciering. Bro. L. E. Radbr has retired as editor of the Tacoma Sun and lo cated on his ranch, near Olalla, Wash. He says- he will miss the reading of so many valuable Popu list papers and wishes them a grand success. In view of the good work accomplished by Bro. Rader in be half of the People's party and his efficient service to the Populist press, we suggest that every Popu list editor in the state of Washing ton send Era Rader a copy of his free of cost- Every fusionist is either an of fice-seeker or a place hunter. Senator Vest, of Mo. r say that if the national democratic conven tion should nominate Cleveland he will stand by him, and continues: "I will vote for the devil if the con vention should nominate him." Missouri should pull down her Vest. He continually misrepresents that grand old state of Missouri. Rumor has it that J. E. Frost, who is holding down the state audi tor's office, mostly by proxy, is working everything in sight that he can reach to secure the nomina tion this fall for that office on the republican ticket. A gentleman of this city says. Frost told him that the Populist party was made up of Bridge burners, Coxeyites, hobos, horse thieves and anarchists." That is a wonderful combination! It fills his soul with woe! And, this declaration, may bring him to grief along political lines. Will any Populist assist or vote for him for any office? Not much! He was supported at county expense here for six years and is now trying to become a state charge. But they say he is a re publican, simple but not pure. SOUTH CAROLINIA PLAN. Gov. Evans, of South. Carolinia,. in his annual message to the legis lature, shows that state control and sale of liquor is a good thing. "As a moral reform measure," says the Govenor, "the dispensary must commend itself to any unprejudiced mind. The temptations offered by the saloons have beeu swept away, and with them have gone the games of billiards, pool, the faro banks, and the corrupt influences of the barkeeper in municipal aud state elections. During the late holidays there occurred ouly one homicide in the state, and this was not front whiskey, but in consequence of an old feud. This record has never beeu known before. Not a case of the crime for which lynching is re sorted to has occurred within the past year." And still the Prohibs are unhappy. The profit to the state during the year ou the manu facture and sale of less than one million dollars worth amounted to nearly $160,000. So modify the law that pure liquor could be sold at actual cost, and it would be wor thy of universal adoption, asunder such a provision there would be uo illicit distilliug, and consequently no expense for the prevention of an act which no one would have any incentive to commit.—Ex. HOW IS THIS? John Wanamaker, the Sunday school teaching monopolist who put up $400,000 to help elect Har rison, and was appointed Postmas ter general, for his liberality, was recently convicted of importing labor under contract, and fined $1,000. He's a consisteent advo cate of "protectioo to American labor," and "believes in" sound money." Lays awake nights try ing to better the condition of hu manity—especially himself. OREGON POPULISTS. At the People's Party state con vention," held at Saletn, the first gun was fiired in a contest which means a People's Party victory. The convention was harmonious throughout, an excellent platform was adopted, and the following winning ticket was uamed: Supreme Judge —Joseph Gaston, of Malta no mah county. Congressman, Ist District —W. S. Vanderbuig. of Coos couuty. Congressman, 2d District —Mar tin Quiun, of Portland. Presidential Electors— "W. H. Spaugh. VW D. Hare, M. L. Olm stead, Harry Watkins. Seventeen delegates to the na tional convention were chosen, and various legislative aud judicial nominations were anuounced. CLEVELAND EDORSED. The following resolution was a dopted by the Madison county (Mo.) Democratic convention: "Resolved, That we congratu late our weighty chief executive, Grover Cleveland, npou his newly acquired reputation as a successful duck-huuter, and that we greatly regret that he has not given more time to waging an unsparing war upou the flocks of threatening and dangerous mallards, springtails and canvas-backs and less time to co operating with foreign money-lend ers for increasing the bonded in debtedness of an already overbur dened people by additional issues of interest-bearing bonds payable in gold." POMEROY IS DYING. "Brick" Pomeroy, tbe noted printer, editor and promoter, is dying of dropsy at Blythewood* L. I. His case is bopless and death is only a matter of a few days. Pomeroy made himself famous du ring the war, while publishing Pomeroy's Democrat at La Crosse. Wis. His paper had a large cir culation and was noted for its ex treme views on financial and other governmental affairs. He afteward founded a paper at New York with disastrous results. Pnrerg drug co., General drue Rtn» Pearl Street, Between 3rd&#JJ PEKRY DRUG Co., General druFKißts~~n« Pearl Street, between 3rd & 4th. Stevens & ELWOOD, Prescription drtu gist. Cadwell Block, between 4tb&sth/ Stowell & BTKINMAN, Grocery and <i n goods. Fourth St., bet. Pearl &Ptae/ FBossong, Groceries. • Pearl St.. bet. 3rd & 4th Stmt A NEW SOLUTION OF AX OLD PROBLEM. Continued from First Page. Ed by delegates. Two thousand delegates are expected to attend. The light is breaking. Day is dawn ing. The war is ending. Let the strife cease. From another parti zan tariff campaign, may the good Lord' deliver us! In the name of political purity; in the name of financial reform; in the name of the cause of temperance; in the name of. debauched and impover ished manhood, outraged woman hood, and crushed childhood; in the name of our suffering humani ty, and our common country, from-, this eternal tariff war, in the im mortal words of the hero of Appo mattox, "Let us have peace!" Non-Partizan. EMBEZZLEMENTS. Here is the record of crime for the past (hree years: 1893, murders, 6.500; 1894, murders, 9,800; 1895, murders. 10.500. Both homicides aud suicides have increased 50 per cent during our period of hard times. The crimes against prop erty show a big increase. In 188fr the embezzlments amounted <tosß,- --837,547. The following are the figures of the subsequent years: 1893, embezzlements, $i 9.929,692 1894, embezzlements, 25,234,112: 1895, embezzlements, 10,423,205 Take the yearly average and* this is a heavy increase. As a contemporary well says: "This total of human misery, want des peration and crime, as expressed in figures, has probably never be fore been equaled.in this country. Its lesson is that a period of pro gressive hard times is also a period during which violence and crime of all kinds increase in proportion to their cause." Hard times wilt end when we get rid of the policy which caused them. DEMOCRA TS UNSEATED. Tbe election coutest in the Fifths Alabama district was passed on to day by the bouse committee on elections, which voted to unseat Jas. E. Cobb, the democratic in cumbent, and to seat Goodwin who ran against him as a Populist. Ac cording to the returns the vote was: Cobb 10,051, Goodwiu 9,993. Alle gations of ballot box stuffing aod intimidation were made. The mittee decided that Goodwin shook! have a majority of about 2,200.