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In this issue, Friends. VOL. 4. NO. 8. Amount That May bo Saved Brsr Year by Government Ownership of Railroads. By abolishing 6W president*, with tbeir staffs,(one would do)! 2,">,ooo,ooo Abolishing the Mgh priced managers and their *;*ff-. 4,00(1,000 Aboit-hii!}.' attorneys «iul lcpal expenses, 13,000,000 Abolishing merely competitive efflcts, solicitor*, etc., 12,000,000 Abolishing 5-7 of the advertising account, wbirh tn incurred for eonipetitrve purpose*. §,000,000 Abolishing traffic assoclatlcns, which srr employed to adjust matters between competing rd*. 4,000.000 Exclustr* uso of short routes, 25,000,000 Consolidation of Working de pot*, ofilces and atafis, 20,000,000 Uniformity of mils, ears, m»- ehinery, etc., cheapening their manufacture, avoidinc freight blockade*, return of "empties" belonging to oiher reads, clerk age to keep acel, of cere end ad just division* of earnings a mong thf roads; by making simple easily understood tariff, saving tbe time and labor of elevks snl the. public, by all the numberless little econo lutes of a vast corporation ue der a sirele management, aud ■c eompetitivs ware fare to waste its energies, ]8,00©,000 By nTotdlu!; strikes and develop Ing a better feeHng generally, 10,000,000 Bt sboltfdilnjr the corruption fund used in legislatures, etc., 80,000,000 By abolishing the i>s*s evil, 80,000,000 By almtivuifip unjust rebates etc. 60,000,000 By havim; no rent or Interest, 28^,000.000 By having no dividend-; to pay, 82,000,000 By putting 'surplus In the pro. |>le's treasury, 52,00f1,<>00 Tetal sarins:* by public tss •wnorskip of railways, ,000,000 ISSUES OF COPY. The following table, showing Hi* number of coins of the vari ous denominations, issued dur ing 10£ years from 1702 to 1894 still be of interest to our.readers. Pieces. Double <*gIM, 60,080,349 Eagles, 35,266,296 Hali eagles, 41,764,062 Three dollars, 489,792 Quarter eagles, 10,462,280 Dollars of gold, 10,499,337 Dollar* of silver, 427,364,446 Trade dollars, 85,965,924 Half dollars, 261,024,767 Quarter dollars, 188,792,17(5 Twenty cents. 1,356,000 Dimes, 884,801,172 Half dims*, 87,604,388 Three cents, 42,736,240 Five cents of nickel, 268,648,619 Three cents of nickel, 81,378,316 Two cents of bronze, 45,601,000 One cent of copper, l. r >G,258.744 One cent of nfckel, 200,772,000 One cent of bronze, 733,178,835 Half cent of copper, 7,983,222 WHERE THE MONEY GOEB. *MOI"KT WB TAV IN TAXI - .? KO« OOUNTT EXPENSES Aggregate value of all taxable property. $4,093,232.(10 TAX LEVY. ttate for general pur poses on $4,098,232, at 3.05 mills 12,406.00 State, for school pur poses, 3.2 mills 12,977.00 State for military pur poses, 1-5 818.65 State, redemption fund, 1-5 mills 818.35 Total state levy. . . $27,020.30 County, general pur pose?. 8 nulls $ 32,745.85 County, in'st, 2 mills 8.186.46 County, relief Union soldiers and sailors, 0-1 mills. 409,32. County court house and jail, 0.25 mills .. 1,023.31 County special school (average) 5 mi 115.... 25,270.90 County, special road T 3-4 mills 6,875.40 City of Ellensburg, 15 mills City of Roslyn 10 mPs City of Wenatehee, t> aiills 18,532.51 Total county levy.. $93,048.81 Total-state levy.... 27.020.30 mmmi tetai levy $120 own ELLENSBURG, WASH., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1897. PROFESSIONAL CARDS—ATTONEYS. CARROL I). liRAVES. IRA 1». BNOLBHART. Graves & Englehart, A TTO RN E VTS AT LA W. I Offices: EI.LEKSBURC! AND North Yakima, j S. C Davidson, I Saunter I Boom 3 Davidson Block, I EtiLENSBURO, WASH, Mires & Warner, CUtottte-tp at £aaitv t , Will practice in all the courts of the state. Offioe in Geddis Block. j ELLENSBURG. WASH. I Kirk Whitep, i^l11v•; >tctj So ii', j Will practice in all the courts of the st a to. ! ELLENSB'JFG, WASH, j W. J. WELSH, gjttot-iteti or gate. Will practice in the courts of Roslyn nnd Superior court of Kittitas county. S RQ3LYN. WASH, j L, A. YIHCENT, Qttot-wMj .it &nu, Will practice in all the Courts of the State. Office in tho Davidson Block* ' ELLENSBURG, WASH 0. M t ! Fire, Life and accident insithaxce. ] rent and collection aoknt. Rooms 54 afd 55 <;i:;ii>ts Block. | ELLENBBURO, WASHINOTON j nat'o aorsKs. PERRY DRUG CO., Dealers in drugs, paints, oil brushes. Physicians pre (scriptions carefully filled It. 1L BILLOTS, CONSTABLE. 3rd Str., at Moores Lodging Hous< Prompt tittention given to collections Business entrusted to my bauds re ceivo prompt attention. EtliENSßuno, Wash .:/ BARGAIN" The Fields residence, at the font of Pearl St., lias been listed with me " For Sale'" This prop erty is the best and most eonvien ently arranged residence proper ly in the city. Tarn instructed to sell litis property at an ex tremely low price and on terms to sat the purchaser. Ifyoude aire to secure a valuable home at you r own figure, you will do well to see me al once (). M. LATIMER, Room 61, Oeddis Block. -BOYS I You can get the best five cent ! cigar in the world —The Rail Splitter —at Deuel's Barber 1 Shop, on Main Str., in Shoudv ; Block. P. L. DEUEL I YOUR TREES? Were the} - killed by the severe cold wave in fall? If so, yon may want to buy more trees and re-set your orchard. We are taking orders for spring delivery of nursery stock for the White Salmon Nursery. Call and see our sample book aud see the low prices. All stock warranted true to name. Call at Thk Dawi* office. THE PEOPLE'S PARTY IN WASHINGTON. A History of the People's Party from its Origin to t!?e present d?.y. Giving ail its Platforms, Candidates aim Delegates To Slate Conventions, together With results of the same. j In order to give a correct history of the People's parly movement in the state of Washington, it is necessary to give-the pro ' ceedings of several conventions nnd state meetings of other organizations that later on • were merged into the People's parly. Tl was in the year of 1890, Oct. 24, that I landed in j Seattle. Six days later, Oct. ,}o, I went over to Phinney, Island County, where in Nov. I again resumed the publication of THE Eman-| cipator, having funnely published it at Lonei Oak, Bates county, Mo. Daring the winter I kept a close watch of all my exchanges and soon learned that the Knights of Labor had a stale organization and quite a number of local assemblies in the stale. The Fanners Alliance, also Lite Farmers Al liance and Industeral Union were also gelling ! a strong hold on the farmers of East Wash- 1 lingtou. In the spring of 1891 L. L. Polk,, National President of the F. A. & I. U. sent j me a commission as state organizer and Sam'l Null made me a state organizer for the U. O. A. M. an organization into which no one could enter excepts reformer. After obtaining the address of several protni !nent reformers —Alliancemen and Knights of Labor, I commenced to correspond with them concerning the work of organizing the state I into labor organizations of some kind and of the calling of a mass stale convention of the I reformers, and on the 19th of March 1891, a 'body of reformers met at Oaksdale, Wash, and With litem a stale organization called the state Federation, composed of members of several Labor Unions, K. of L. and Alii aucetnen. At this time there was only three ; reform papers published in the stale, viz: The I Emancipator, at Phinney, The Industrial World, at Spokane and The Northern Light, at Tacoma. The following is the proceedings of the Oaksdale meeting: THE STATE FEDERATION. j THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS MEETS AT OAKSDALE AND PERFECT AN OR GANIZATION. THE BEST OF GOOD FEEL- i i ING PREVAILED AND A COMPLETE "MAR RAGE TOOK PLACE." THE DECLARATION I 6j principles AND A DETAIL ACCOUNT! I OF THE PROCEEDINGS. In pursuance of a call issued fori state industrial organization, delegates from the various industrial or- . canizationf of the state assembled at Oaksdale on I Thursday March 19, 1891. I Meeting called to "order by J. W. Arrasmith who nominated M. L. Starr as temporary chairman, and •thai gentleman was elected. Walter F. Cushing of Seattle whs elected temporary secretary. The call: was then read. On motion tiie chair appointed J. 8. I Brown of Spokane, J. W. Arrasmith of Whitman and A. T. Lane of Latah as committee on credentials.; On motion a recess of five minutes was taken pending; j the report of the committee on credentials. .Motion made to allow members of tho Alliance in j general the privileges of the floor for debate: carried.; Moved that Mr. Howard of Latah be made a delegate' ;in lieu of an absent delegate; carried. The following I committee on permanent organization was appointed. 1 ' Silas Prather, E. J. Jeffries, J. S. Brown, Mr. Howard,! ; Walter F. Cushing. On motion a recess was taken | until 7 p. in., pending report on permanent organiza j tion. j The convention re-assembled at 7 o'clock p. m. when the following report of the committee on or ganization was received, and was adopted seriatum, the only dissenting vote being that of J S. Brown, j i The name oi this organization shall be the Indus-; ' trial Federation of Washington. I The object of this organization are as follows: j 1. The closer union of the differant industrial or- ! ganizations already in existence, for the purpose of j aiding and assisting in the organization and protec ! tion of all producers. 2. —To carry into effect the principles of such or ganizations, also the establishment of produce ex changes, warehouses. Hour nulls, and other co-opera- ! j tive enterprises. 3—To more closely guard the legislative interests of all producers, and to advance the interest and] ' welfare of all organized producers in every way pos -1 sible. We further recommend the following platform of! principles' The Dawn 1 year and Money Hand Book 50c. j OF CONGRESS. 1. —We demand the abolition oi national banks as [ hanks of issue, and as a substitute for national hank .' notes we demand that legal treasury notes he i«sued 'insufficient volume to transact the business of the [country without damage; or special advantage to any j class or calling, such noteß to bo It-gal tender in pay ment of all debts, public and private, and sufch note* when demanded by the people Khali be loaned to them jat not more than 2 per cent per annum upon non-per . ishable products as indicated in the sub-treasury plan, , and also upon real estate with proper limitaion up - on the quantity of land and amount of money. 2. -We demand a free aud unlimited coinage of •I silver. 3. —Wo demand tho passage of laws prohibiting alien ownership of hind and that congress take prompt ! action to devise some [dan to obtain all hinds now owned by aliens and foreign syndicates, and that ail landß hold by railroads and other corporations in ex ec-; of Bitch ;is is actually used and needed by them ibe reclaimed by the goverrrmant and held for actual .settlers only. 4. Believing in the doctrine of equal rights to all • and special privileges to none, we demand that taxa* tion—national, slate and municipal—.shall not b<* used to build up one interest or class at the expense of iiitot her. 5. -- We demand that all revenues--nation, otatf and municipal, shall be limited to the necessary ex penses of the government, economically and honestly administered. 6—We demand a just and equitable system of grad* 1 uated tax on incomes. 7. —We demand the mot! honesty and ju3t 'state and national control and supervision of the means of public communication and transportation;, ami if this control and supervision does not remove i the abuses now in existence, we demand the govern* ment ownership of such means of communication and , transportation. 8. —We demand that tho Congress or the United . States submit an amendment to the constitution pro viding for the election of the United States senators by the direct vote of the people of each state; also the president and vice president by a popular vote. STATE LEGISLATURE. 9. - We demand that the stats legislature establish a railroad commission mid establish reasonable freight ■ and passengerrates for all transportation. 10— We pledge out support only to such men aud • parties as support the above demands. 11 Each orgauizatiou shall stand pledged to as sist, when posible, in all local efforts to better th*s«n« . dition of our people. C. 0. Morsel, Walter F. Cuima*. J. 8. Browx. E. J. Jeffries. This organization shall be composed of delegates from the various labor and industrial unions and al liances of the state, as follows: Three delegates from each state industrial organization, 3 delegates, each, from each trades council or central labor union, c delegates from each county Farmers' Alliance, one' delegate each from each unattached local alliance or 1 labor union. The first annual meeting shall be held at Ellensburg on the second Monday in December, 1891, at 11 a.m. The officers of this organization shall consist of a presi lent, vice-president, secretary-treasurer and an executive committee of five, all i>f whom shall be elect ed annually, the officers elected at the iuitial meeting to serve until the next regular meeting, 't he duties; of the elective officers shall be such as are usually performed by like officers in similar organizations. . The executive committee shall manage tlie business of the organisation when ii is not in session. > There shall be a committee of live appointed by the president to consider the subject of a produce ex change and warehouses and report at the next annual meeting. On motion the Industrial WoßLD,and the propos ed Alliance state paper were made the official organs of tho organisation, and the same, ure recommended ;to the various unions and alliances composing it. The election of permanent officers being in order, J. W. Arrasmith of Whitman county was elected presi dent: M. L Starr of Spokane county, vice-president; , Walter F. Cushing of King county, secretary-treasury and Messrs. Burns, Jeffries, Howard, Wheeler and Prather members of (he executive committee. The president appointed a committee of five on warehouses, etc. The president appointed a committee of three con sisting of Messrs, Jeffries, James and Burns to draft 1 a constitution and by-laws and report at the next ■ meeting. A committee of three consisting of Messrs. Starr, Lane, Warmouth was also appointed to prepare suitable resolutions for presentation at the meeting, The following resolutions were unanimously adopt jed: ' Resolved, That this Industrial Federation of Wash ington condemns as the act of a subsidized officials | the action of Lieutenant Governor Laughton in veto ing the Wasßon bill, the Beady bill, aud the anti ! Piukerton bill. j Resolved, That the Industrial Federation of Wash | ing ton is not a third party. J. W. Arrasmith, President. I Walter F. Cvsiii.no, Secy Treasury. A great many of the leading Alliancemen of the state were present and addressed the meeting, and as ' the meeting drew to a close they expressed the opin- I ion that the grandest step in the history of the in •;dustriol movement had taken place in the formation 'of this organisation \rA the result* of its deliberations. PRICE 2 CENTS.