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There is a good deal in the ad •jrtising scheme. It is a necessity fioccess is to be attained in any |ing. The merchant who does 0t advertise bis business cannot gpeet to compete with the one who joes. The people want to know fho has the thing they want, and the man who lets them know by advertising will get their trade. The great medium of advertising, especially to the farmer is the news paper. In large cities the news piper becomes more and more the indispensable medium for advertis ing both to the city people proper, ' and to the people of surrounding (owns, and to the nation at large. It is even predicted that the great dailies in large cities like New York and Chicago will one day be distributed free, and will get all their revenue from advertising. They are mostly sold for a penny now, and that does not begin to pay for the cost of production. The newspaper manager takes a great responsibility on him in the char acter of the advertisements he allows to go to the public through the medium of his paper. The editor who assumes that he can ran his paper merely for revenue, without any consideration of the fact that a newspaper represents the public interests, and exerts an im mense influence for good or evil, is not a worthy follower of the craft of a Greeley, a Raymond or Ben nett. Those great founders of American journalism were giant lovers of the right and powerful •miters of evil. They considered their editorial function as entailing in imperative duty to God and humanity upon them. And so it does upon every editor, whether his paper be a national, state or county sheet; be religious or secular. He cannot escape his responsibility, aridwill be called to account for it before the judgment bar of God. His responsibility is greater than the ordinary man, and is often greater than the statesman, or preacher, because he influences or fails to influence, (more often the latter) the whole public. This is true of advertising. The U. S. government forbids a newspaper to advertise lotteries. Lotteries do not do, and never did do the harm saloons have done and still contin ue to do. Why doesn't the U. S. government forbid the advertising of saloons? And why not forbid the saloons themselves? It has done both with respect to the lot tery. The saloon is the keystone •fail the arch of diabolical agencies that infest society and corrupt gov ernment. The saloon is hanging like a huge millstone on the neck of humanity, society, and govern ment, and more than anything else that is organized it is blocking the progress of man. Yet they are pro tected by government, and adver tised by the press. Why? Revenue! Revenue!! REVENUE!! Nothing else keeps the otherwise intolerable nuisance alive for a day. Government should cease to pro tect them, and the press should cease to advertise them. The editor of The Hustler in Jackson, Ky., was asked to adver tise for a big whiskey concern. He wrote back that he would do so for nothing if he could write the adver tisement. This was what he sub mitted : ' 'Hell and damnation put up in any quantity from a quart to a barrel, sent to any addess on receipt of price. Our stuff is the best, at least the devil says so ; and he knows. It will make a man steal from the blind, wreck his home, lie, cheat, bum, in a word, if there is anything mean it can't make him do, just mention it." We understand that the editors proposition was declined without thanks. The people of this town and county believe that the stuff saloons sell caused a double mur der on the 9th day of last August in a saloon, and that that murder provoked as damnable and inex cusable a lynching as was ever com. mitted by a drunken mob; a mob made capable of committing such a deed of damnation, and outraging the authority of the courts, and of murdering public justice, and of weakening the hold of law and the courts on the public mind and heart, —by what? by the very stuff the saloons sell! And yet the gov ernment protects it, and the press advertises it I— -for revenue only. We commend the Kentucky edi tor's method of advertising such a business to the local press and to the press in general, as the only wise and humane method. TELL THE TRUTH ! Critic. Pierrepont Morgan,, the New York banker, says: "The paper money of France is the most striking fiat in the world. It contains no promise for redemp tion, is not a promise to pay, but a legal tender money, which circu lates freely in France and surround ing provinces of adjoining coun t?ie&" vieadquarters 2 for Sweet Peas .. . . THS ONLY NEW DOUBLE SWEET PEA Bride of Niagara Truo to name Packet 2& cents, half Packet 15 cents. T wonderfui Crimson Rambler Rose o iß y ceAt«. - „ o VICE'S FLORAL GUIDTi, 1896, Tried and True Novelties. THS PIONEER SEED CATALOGUE. „ . . .. .... . Chromolithographs of Doubts Sweet double white Phenomenal Pea, Roses, Fuchsia White i'hcnume- Blackberry. The Rathbun. rial, Blackberries, Rasplierries New Tomato. Vick s Early Leader, Leader Tomato, Vegetables. Tb« Earliest Tomato known. Filled with good things old and new. Full list of Flowers, Vegetables, Small Fruits, etc., with description and prices. Mailed on receipt of io cts. which may be deducted from first order—really nut*—or free with an order for any of the above. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK. JAMES VICK'S SONS Any one knowing of a member of the Grand Army who is buried ia this county and has no tombstone at the head of his grave, will be able to procure one through the kindness of fames Parson Post No. ti. <!. A.R. In communicating with the undersigned, please give name of deceased soldier, age, regiment and company he was in. Address communications to Isaac Moore, Chairman, Kllensburg, Wash. The old parties have created a military force of 275,000 men with cannon and cavalry—under the regular army officers—and in a Re public! Military violation of the constitution has already shot down more outraged men than caused the Revolutionary War. Debs is going through the south in a blaze of glory. Tremendous crowds have greeted him. Two thousand people met him at one of his appointments and followed him to the next place of speaking, where 20,000 assembled to hear the labor orator. Scons \£r Emulsion Is the standard emulsion the world over. There Is not a man, woman or child who is run down or emaciated or has weak lungs that Scott's Emul - sion will not benefit. When you ask for it you will likely be told by the druggist that he has an emulsion " just as good." It is not true. No emulsion is as good. Scott's Emulsion has bene fited millions of people. Ask your druggist if he can refer you to a single case that has been helped by the unknown emulsion he sells, and if so, we will send you a book giving thousands of cases. You want the standard; not something that nobody knows anything about. All dm*gists Mil Scott's Emulsion. Tw* sites—w ctntsand fi.oa. Mixed Varieties pei pound 40 cents, Half pound 38 cents. Quarter pound 15 cents. Bossong sells and delivers to any part of the city, a sack of good potatoes for 35 cts. 25 lbs. of the best eastern rolled oats for $1.00 at Boss ongs. French Tansy Wafers. These wafers are for the relief and curt of painful and irregular menses, and will remove all obstructions, no matter wbnt th» cause, and are sure and safe eAeri time. Manufactured by Emerson Drug Co., San Jose, Cai., and foi sale by Stephens * Bl> wood, Druggists Sole Atrents, Cadwall Blk t Ellensburß, Wash. 30 lbs. pink or bago beans for $1.00 at Bossongs. MONEY TO LOAN On Farm at REDUCED RATES of INTEREST. WASHINGTON FINANCE & TBIIST CO, Our correspondent advisee us that he has a practically unlimited amount of money to loan on farm property, and that on all loans above $1,000, the in terest is reduced from 10 per cent to $ per cent. He adds; ' 'If you have some good loans, I should be glad to consid er the same. Good Farms for Kent. Real Estate Bought and Sold. Fire, Life and Aocideut Insurance. Sold. Apply at office of Washington Finance & Trust Co., east side of Pine Str, uext door to City Hall, Ellensburg, Wash. P. H. W, ROSS,. Manager. Din«erg drug CO., General drug store f Pearl Street, Between 3rd & 4th Pkrry Drug Co., General druggists. Oa Pear) Street, between Brd & 4th. Stkvkns A Ei.wood, Prescription drug gist. Cadwell Block, between 4tb & sth Stowkll * stbinman, Grocery and dry goods. Fourth St., bet. Pearl* Pino. r Bossong, Groceries. r i Pearl St.. hot, 3rd & 4th Street Get a fine singing bird and cag* at Willis' Bazaar. I4fcf RALSTONITES Are the Healthiest an* happiest people on earth. Death almost op tional wtth them. Investigate by writing: your name on Postal Card and addressing ft to No. 9570867, Lock Box 45, Ellensburg. Send in your Dollar Pledge at oace. We wiffl kmc She press?