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Tlie Dawn
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.
'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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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
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!"
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.
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.

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