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I OUR MOTTO:
Lp in the Middle of the Ed. No fusion with any Erical party on earth. VOL. 2. LEAVE YOUR MONEY AT HOME (Tot in jour house but in the town lie you make it. If you can do as Jliere why go elsewhere fjfc are offering special inducements line of footwear for men. We will BT COMPETITION IN OR OUT Of TOWN. tar $3 Calf Shoe for Men igaranteed for style, service and sat iation. If it isn't as we say, bring it Hk. All oar lines are sold on the same ■est value principle. JAS. P. FLYNN. ).M. LATIMER, t Fire, Life and accident insurance. Kent and collection agent. Booms 54 and 60 Oeddis Block, ellensburg. Washington L, A. Vincent, at &aiu, fill practice in all the Courts of the lite. Office in the Davidson Block. BJLENSBURO. WASH IRITIS ♦ VALLEY + NATIONAL ♦ BANK. Capital, $50,000. Idmund Seymour, President. /. C. Hubbell, VieePresident. I T. M.Stoneroad, Cashier. 4general Banking business transacted, fcposits received subject to check, hterest paid on time deposits, faehange on New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, and all principal cities of Europe. directors Jtarond Seymour, Tacoma, Wash. J. H. Schnebly, Ellensburg, Wash. J. C. Hubbell, Ellensburg, Wash. ••T. M. Stoneroad, Ellensburg, Wash. WphKauffman, Ellensburg, Wash. C. Goodwin, Ellensburg, Wasb. Any one knowing of a member of the Grand Army •fco is buried in this county and has no tombstone at Athead of his grave, will be able to procure one **ugh the kindness of James Parson Post No. tl, 6.A. R. In communicating with the undersigned, l"**se give name of deceased soldifcr, age, regiment •"dcompany he was in. Address communications to Isaac Moorr, Chairman. Ellensburg, Wash. FOR HATCHING At reduced prices P* theroughbred fowls, Light Brahma, Houdon, **• Kech and Black Minorcas from Shoemaker's «hegreat winter layers. D. G. C. Nakkk, &*) Cor. 4 th and Walnut Sts., Ellensburg. Wcsh. Get a fine singing bird aud cage * Willie, 4 Bazaar. Utf THE DAWN. ELLENSBURG, WASH., SATURDAY, APRIL, n, 1896. Resolved, That the Executive Council of American Bankers' Association, assembled at the meeting in New York city declare unequivocally in favor of the maintenance of the existing gold standard of value and recommend to all bankers and to the custo mers of all banks the exercise of all their influence as citizens in their various states to select delegates to the political conventions of both the great parties who will de clare unequivocally in favor of the maintenance of the existing gal l standa rd of value." THE STATt DEBT. SOME FOOD FOR SERIOUS REFLECTION. A review of the financial condi tion of the state reveals a situation of affairs not at all creditable to the party which has guided the state since our admission into the Union I a few years ago. The constitution | of the state of Washington provides | that at no time shall tbe debt of the state exceed the sum of $400. 000. In Article 8, Sec. t, it is pro vided that "the state may, meet casual deficits or failures in revenue, or for expenses not provided for, contrast debts; but such debts, di-1 rect and contingent, singly or in the aggregate, shall not at any timej exceed four hundred thousand dol-1 lars.'' It is evident from the fore going that the framers of the con stitution deemed it unwise to load the state down with a greater in debtedness than the above specified sum, unless upon a direct vote of the people it should be declared prudent to further increase the state's obligations for the purpose of carrying on "some single work or object to be distinctly specified," as provided by Sec. 3, of Article 8. The admission of the state into the Union was accompanied by ex cessive and most extravagant ex penditure of the state funds. It was not long before $300,000 of state bonds were sold in accordance with tbe provisions of Sec. 1 above referred to. But this was only ''a drop in the bucket*' compared to what was in store for the people in the line of creating state indebted ness. Each year the revenues of the state showed signs of failures to meet the extravagant expenditures by the party in power. On No vember Ist, 18VK), the state debt is shown in an official report by Gov. McOraw to have been $575,000.24. Two years later it had grown t 0 $885,906. On November Ist, 1893, it was $875,022.21. One year later, November Ist, 1894, it had grown to $1,307,322 04. In his message to the legislature last January, Gov. McGraw reckoned the total indebtedness of the state up to November Ist, 1894, including out standing warrant, bonds and inter est charges, at $1,559,619.56. His estimate on the state's in debtedness up to March 31st was placed at $1,930,836.29, an increase in five months of $371,216.73. Ac cording to the Governor's report! the available resources of the state on March 31st would be insufficient to meet over one-half of the state's current indebtedness. This he sup plemented with the prediction that at the beginning of the new fiscal year the state indebtedness would be about $1,500,000, and subsequent developments prove that the esti mate was approximately correct. The last legislature, with 79 re publican members out of a total of 112. elected upon a platform pledg ing rigid economy in state expenses, actually enlarged the appropriation of public money for state expendi-j tures over that of the previous two years. Measures introduced by Populist members, providing for constitutional amendments looking to a reduction of the salaries ofj Governor aud Supreme Judges, for ! abolishing the office of Lieutenant Governor, and for other proposi tions in the interest of economy, were promptly defeated by the j large republican majority. In ad dition to this the construction of a state capitol was authorized, carry ing an appropriation of practically !a million dollars. This it is claim-1 i I jed will be paid by the sale of state! lands. It is a well known fact that; ithese lands would not sell to-day I j for $150,000. Hence the state eapi- j | tol warrants will practically be come a debt of the state. While aj ; large volume oi the state warrants ! mow outstanding are clearly illegal, j Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is ab solute master of industry and commerce.—Jas. A. Garfield. the enormous debt is still increasing and will perhaps foot up $4,000. 000 when the next legislature meete. Vancouver Register. HOW IS THIS? The following from the Denver Road and given verbatim will give our readers a fair idea of the pres ent feeling among the people oi Western States: When the fight is on (and, say. neighbor, there is going to be war) the people will find they have Eng. land to whip again, and we are going to whip the eternal stufi&n out of her, too. When we get through the fight Uncle Sam will own the railroad? and repudiation of English bonded debts will be considered a patriotic duty of loyal, liberty-loving Ameri cans. Englishmen are the men who to-day own the most of Pull man and her enterprises. Englishmen tax us to raise mon ey to sustain an army of deputies and regulars to shoot down Ameri cans. Down! with tories. Down! 1 with the tory press. Down!!! with traitors. Down!!!! with England, Down!!!!! with anarchists. America for Americans and to HELL with English bonded debts. Repudiation! Repudiation !! RUPUDIATIONIH That is what they deserve. THE MODERN BANKER We have made arrangements with Charles H. Kerr & Co., the Chicago publishers, whereby we can furnish this great book to any of our readers for only 25 cents, postpost. It is by James B. Goode, the well known Missouri author, who has studied the subject for years, and by a long service as Washington correspondent has learned the inside facts about the Bankers* Lobby, This book gives them in the course of an intensely interesting story, that every mem ber of the family will read with de light. If you want to know why the banker grows rich while every one else grows poor, read this book. It will make an immense sensation. NO. 35.