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tew in the Middle of the #(1. No fusion with any ditical party on earth. VOL. 2. LEAVE YOUR MONEY AT HOME Hot in your house but in the town riere you make it. If you can do as nil here why go elsewhere? We are offering special inducements 0 lines of footwear for men. We will ffgt QOMPETITION IN OR OUT OF TOWN. Oar $3 Calf Shoe tor Men 1 guaranteed for style, service and sat ii&ction. If it isn't as we say, bring it Wok. All our lines are sold on the same tamest value principle. JAS. P. FLYNIM. O.M. LATIMER, j Fire, Life and accidknt insurance. Kent and collection agknt. Booms 54 and 55 Grddis Block . ellensburg, washington L, A. VINCENT, Qtitotnuf at Saw, Will practice in all the Courts of the State. Office in the Davidson Block. ELLENSBURG, WASH DMAS ♦ VALLEY ♦ NATIONAL * BANK. Capital, $50,000. Edmund Seymour, President. J. C. Hubbell, Vice President. I. T. M.Stoneroad, Cashier. A general Banking business transacted. Deposits received subject to check. Interest paid on time deposits. Exchange on Nev York. San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, and all principal cities of Europe ——DIRECTORS Edmund Seymour, Tacoma, Wash. P. H. Schnebly, Ellensburg, Wash. J. C. Hubbell, Ellensburg, Wush. J.T. M. Stoneroad, Ellensburg. Wash. Ralph Kauffman, Ellensburg, Wash. J. C. Goodwin, Ellensburg, Wash. Any one knowing of a member of the Grand Army *ho is buried in this county and has no tombstone at the head ol his gray c, will be able to procure one through the kindness of James Par ton Post No. ti G. A. R. lv communicating with the under igned, Wease give name of deceased soldier. ai;c, regiment and company he was in. Address communications to Isaac Moorh, Chairman, Kllensburg, Wash. M«S FOR MAT* HI NO At reduced prices from theroughbred fowls. Light Brahma. Houdon. R. P. kocli and Black Minorcas from Shoemaker's strain, the great winter layers. I). G. C. Rakbß, h*) Cor. 4 th anJ Walnut Sts., Ellensburg. Wash. Get a fine singing bird and cage »t Willis' Ba*aar. Mrf THE DAWN. ELLENSBURG, WASH., SATURDAY, APRIL. 18, 1896. A NEW SOLUTION OF AN OLD PROBLEM. READ AND FONDER. The tariff, like the poor, we have always with us, and whensoever we will we can revise it. We have willed to revise it about as often as Congress has met for the past 30 years. The tariff has been a bone of contention ever since the govern ment was organized. A revision of the tariff was made in the last Con gress. The logic of the situation, under the stress of financial panic, would seem to have indicated that revision had better have been post poned; yet under the present illog- j ical and ruinous policy of making j this purely business matter a Shib- i boleth for partisan warfare, the! present administration had no oth- j er alternative but to go ahead, at the risk of breaking its neck, as the Harrison administration did! Whenever, —as always occurs in the piping times of political peace, —the politicians get hard pressed for an issue, they trot out that old jade, the tariff, and put her on the turf to make the race! j They have done so in all the his tory of the nation. They can hoodwink more people on that j question than any other. In such J times as these the Machine Politi-1 cians make the issues for the men a I good deal as the courtezans of Paris j make the fashions for the women, j The Review of Reviews Bays that 1 they never think of making a party matter of a tiscalor financial policy j in England. Yet so intent are the j two old parties among us on eter 1 nally quarreling over the tariff, \ that we may expect them, from! sheer force of mental habit, to start such an agitation on the other side of the flood; one side insisting that two or three new lawyers be placed on Heaven's walls at once, while the other insists that it be immediately laid flat! The only apparent hope we have of being spared such a calamity is the fact St. Peter will think long and hard : before he lets the average politician through the pearly gates. There lis just little enough of the moral j element in the tariff issue to suit I the average politician. Propose a ! moral idea as a political issue to the managing politician of this 1 time, and he will be as badly scar led out of his wits as a hysterical j woman at the sight of a midnight j ghost. The partisan method of j dealing with the tariff has become j dry and musty and dusty, and a bout as senseless as the metaphys ical speculations of the schoolmen oi the middle ages. Whenever the political bosses and editors, like so many mad bulls, get on a partizan rampage, with the tariff as a stamp ing ground, they can kick up enough dust to fill a nation's eyes. The consequence is that scarcely one voter in twenty five casts an in telligent ballot on the subject. Not only do they insist on racing the jaded old tariff mare j every four years, but they drag her into the race in state campaigns, and every two years in congress ional campaigns, into every election of a U. S. Senator, and even into municipal campaigns I So the old straw keeps continually being threshed over and over. And after 1 1 so much threshing, can there bej anything but straw go through the j machine? The people ask the tar iff-mongering politicians for bread, J and they give them the gold stand- 1 ard stone; they ask them for fish,' and they give them the serpent of the still. Thus the tariff stands j square in the way of financial and temperance reform. Thus both fi nancial reform, and the holy cause j of temperance are annually, bi-en- j nially, triennially quadrennially! crucified between the two thieves of i Protection and Free Trade. The tariff issue furnishes a splen- j did opportunity for the Shylocks j and Monopolists of finance on the 0)18 band;and on the other hand it! gives the Bishop and Brewer, l)ea eon and Distiller, Minister and j Maltster, Rector and Rectifier,! Sunday School Superintendent and! aud Saloonkeeper, a much used op- j portunity of marching under the! game banner and voting* the same ticket. The politicians love the | tai'iff shibboleth, for that reason: and the Shylocks. Monopolists, and the Rum Power love it for that and | 00 other reason. So we hear thei "Wine and Spirit Gazette saying, l •'Hurrah for Protection!" "Three cheers for Free Trade!"' all in one| ! breath, and voicing at the same Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is ab solute master of industry and commerce.—Jas. A. Garfield. time the sentiment of "the trade'" in every precinct of the nation. Rough hew it as we may, the partizan method of dealing with the tariff has become the effective buffer between the peoples' interests and the solution of the problems that face them in the living pres ent; such as finance, monopoly and temperance. It acted the same way and performed the same role during the anti-slavery agitation, and the great issues that clustered about it. Chas. Sumner in a speech Sept. 12, 1849 said: "Friends and enemies of the Tar iff are to be found, more or less, in both of the. old organizations. From opposite quarters we are ad monished that it is not a proper question for the strife of party. Mr. Webster, from the Whigs, and Mr. Robert J. Walker, from the democrats, both plead for its withdrawal from the list of political issues, that the industry of the country may not be entangled in constantly recurring contests. And why have they thus far pleaded in vain? It is feared no better reason can be given than that certain po litical leaders wish to use the Tariff as a battle-horse by which to rally their followers in desperate warfare for ollice." There you have the situation of to day stated as it was in 1849! How history does repeat itself! What shall we do with the Tar iff? Put it into the hands of an expert commission as France does. Let that commission determine the difference between conditions in Europe and America. Then let congress embody their impartial findings into law. That will give us a tariff that can be made fair to both capitalist, laborer, and con sumer. The partisan method never has, and never can give us such a tariff. Some ol the leading com mercial bodies in the country have declared for a tarff commission Among them are Cleveland Board of Trade. National Board of Trade., Tin Plate Manufacturers, St. Louis Manufacturers' Association and many others. The National Tariff Commission League expects to hold a nation:;! convention shortly in De troit. Almost every commercial body in the IT, S. will be represent- Continued on Second Page NO. 36.