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puel:£:-:zi: wizxly. TSBMS OS SUBSCRIPT] )h : KotL wets Two Onti •cc ytui, if pai. in advance,.... Fifty Cent* Entered Nov. 1884, U>« postoffice, EUensburr, Kittitas county, Waabingl n, at enUlied to »ecood-claa* postal rate?. Mm tonth -i.i- of Fourth street, betwees Pearl and Mala >treet*, rear of Qed 111 block, up stairs. EOBERTA. TURNER, EDITOR. The Relation of Temperance to Labor And Capital. Mrs. Stuckenberg, the National Buperinterulent of the Dept. of the Relation of Temperance to Labor and Capital, truly said, "We can hot exaggerate the rtance : this department of the W. C. T. U. It is the coupling-pin that Unlet our aims and principles with those of the wage earners and their or ganizations. On the one hand we must seek t i get them to adoj t ur principles into their platform and their practice, and on the other ire must appreciate their situati ognize their just demands and help to interpret then.." Ti.e Womans Christian Temperance Union maintains a friendly atti tude toward the labor movement, desiring nothing so much as help the laborers to a better condition. Our reform and their; is insupera ble and they ought to help one an other. Let us glance at the labor problem then trace its relation to temjerar.ee. Ti.e labor pr blem ha- lecome the absorbing items of discussion throughout all christian countries, not only among laborer: and reformers, but also amc g em pi -vers ana ti.e greet s.i-rt.ti-tr. We might draw a picture like this where we see these who are so greedy after wealth and the vulgar display on the one hand, not car ing of what curt to others their ease and luxuries may be obtained so they are i.i the full enjoyment it; on the Other side the toiling multitudes, the bands that are piling up pyramidal fortunes, the do- mcd now to weary labor and fori- eeing in the future nothing but more toil, a continued monotony of deprivation no recognition all their weary days so that even old men and women must still remain laborers for their daily bread. Is th:- God's plan for humanity. The peasant poet, Burns, weary at the plow and lamenting the still harder lot of his father, sang: countless millions mourn," and students of this questi □ • :..e gen erally to the same conclusion. It is h iman society, the laborers in cluded, that is responsible for the glaring contrast in j >sses*ions and the unnecessary social distinction which Las aroused the protest of la 1 or, and now they submit to us the question that ought to be re- Wh.-.t are the just demands of la bour.-? The tell Us they must sun >undings while they work, let ter wages, better dwelling-, better mean* of recreation, more oppor tunities of culture, the recognition tion if all unnecessary social dis tinctions. Are not these demands ati > lern version of the letter by St. James, which has I een called the logical epistle : the New Testament? If there come to your assembly a man with it gold ring arid ye have respect t ■ him that hath the gay clothing, and say un to him, sit 'thou here in a "good place, and say to the poor, statu! Thou there, or sit her-- under my footstool, are ye not partial with yourselves, and art.- become judges of evil thoughts? We ask of society what can be done to enable laborers to live in a manner worthy the image of God. That is a question that involves all society, Unless the question is solved there are forces preparing for a deluge: great masses of these men are following a blind instinct for liberty and equality, and we find in their uprising, demoniac as well as divine elements. If you lay your ear to the ground you may hear the rumble of revolution. In this broad laud of plenty, hon est men who are industrious ought not to toil the whole of every day and all their days for the bare where-with-all to live. Our de partment of Sabbath observance may well co-operate with the Knights of Labor in securing the Saturday half holiday that is sure to come, or ought to come, and which will do more than any other one measure to change the Sabbath from S day of recreation to a day of rest and worship. We may also do much to ameliorate the deepen* ing battle between capital and la bor: we can show the wage workers that waste harms most those who can afford it least, that fifteen hundred millions drawn annually from their pockets by the saloon keej er.- and cigar dealeis means poverty at home. We claim that ours is the land of the free, and hold ourselves responsible for the government we obey. We are a people that boast of our freedom and yet until 1861 we connived at our slave trade. We believe our selves free, yet wear the yoke oi the liquor traffic. Are we a free people when great monopolies, great trusts and great combinations supported by the liquor organizations, impose upon us their conditions, interfere with the rights of our cities, buy up legislatures and place their agents in our senate chambers to vote dowii bills to corect thegliquor traffic. Iv the Congressional Uec* ord of May 27th, Senator Gallin ger presented a petition from his people to prevent the sale of intoxi cants in tbe District of Columbia tion oi the same. The petition was immediately iaiu on the tai.de, but business that interested tne money power was at Oi.ce taKen up this country is ready to be ru.eu by the people for the people, it be hoove! us to fit people for govern* can elevate tne laborer, and now that the great mass of our voters be a -.c to secure even-handed justice, it Wouiu aud not merely a stripe or star to old glory, oat a crown tne poor man before the courts of ;..»»• was as secure of ids rights as the man oi wealth. Our W. C. i. erment tor tne Letter protection of pie. The significant iv this trans astiou is, their provision that no salo -ti shall ever invade their im mediate envirouinent. They de sire prohibition a* their neighbor, but insist on planting the saloon where it must still more impover ish the poor. Is their any valid cleaned and as regularly sprinkled a? the avenues around the grounds of aristocracy? Why should we miss shade trees there and why do we not lay out parks among the laborers' homes to attract them from the dens of iniquity. If the iaw were enforced inspecting and condemning all dewhngs that are unworthy human habitation, much room might be acquired for public gardens where they are mo»t needed, then we would have no slums. Mrs. Btuckenberg says, in a recent address, that Berlin, Germany, has no slums, although it is a city as large as New York. A slum district is an outrage to humanity and ought not l»e tolor* ated. In the Homiletic Review. Dr. J. W. Btuckenberg has an ar ticle on our slums, based on the seventh annual report vi the United States commissioner of la* bor. lie says in the city oi New York there was at the time of the investigation one liquor sahnju to every 200 inhabitats. tut iv the slum district there was one saloon to ewry 129 persons. In Philadel phia one saloon to every *«70 per son-: in the slum district one for every 502 persons. In Baltimore there is one saloon to every 229 persons, but in the slums canvassed one to every 105 persons. In Chicago, in the city at large, there was one saloon to every 212 per* The saloon must lede-: roved. It is the insidious foe of the poor man's wage: it brutalizes the home: it degenerates the n.3n himself. If labor wants to rise above mere machines, the must seek their pleasure in a more rational way than in alcohol. How shall we work—not for the people, but with them. The temperance reform is so closely intertwined with the la bor reform that whatever promotes the one must further the other. If we would not trail in the dust the Christianity of our name —Chris- tian Temperance Union—we must be loyal to our colors; loyal to Christ who worked with the com mon people. We can extend our is emerging from ignorance and humiliation, and stretch out to them a helping hand, although in they may see.< alter some fa.se ideals and make mistakes. Let us nevertheless believe in the men. and hold out to their cause, in Christian sentiment is gaining ground among the working people. I believe if christian people will boldly to advocate the teachings [Mas.] Mamie F. Edgixgtox. The above essay was read before the County W. C. T. U. at Wen* atchee two weeks ago. A New Ban!.. Spokane, Wash. June 23, *97. The lawn, EUensburg, Wash. Gexilemex:—Myself and aseo- Julyopen for business in your city the "Bank of Elieneburg," oi which Mr. W. E. Bell, at present with the be ca?hier. and the writer will be H. C. Bafboll ov- Co. SEE OUR SHOES' OX THE BARGAIN COUNTER. In Colored Congress and Button. Biack Dongolia, Plain teos. all sLies and widths, with unforni prices at $2. per Pair FORMER PRICES FROM S3. TO So. You miss a bargain if you don't call and see them today. At F, A, Home's, Agt (AT I'LY.WS OLD STAND) We have on hand machines of all sizes that ye desire to have you examine bef re you pupchase. It trill pay to Down to Carter's Stablr on lit Str., between 3d 6c 4th and see our GOODWIN & OSBORN, Ellenseurg ahd Thorp OI LG A.B m^r Is Produced by Vaporizing or Converting into Fuel G 3 .s acv of the Re fined Products of Petroleum. Inclnding Coal Ore Benzine, Naphtha or Gasoiene. Tbe demand for our IMPROVED OILGAS VAPORIZING KERO SENE OIL COOK SEOVE has been tar in advance of our expectations the past reason. The public appreciate a strictly first diss Vapor Stove that vaporizes and burns common kerosene xsaJ -b without the slightest dar.crer ro life or property. THIS STOVE HAS NO WICK. IT COSTS ONE THIRD LESS TO OPERATE THAN ANY GASOLENE VAPOR STOVE AND PRODUCES MORE 4EAT. READ WHAT THE INSURANCE AUTHORITIES SAY: Edward M. TEAL, Presb'-ru. Clarekce S. Peli-f.t. Vice Pres. Edward g. CASK, Treasurer, The Chicago Underwriters Association, copy. Chicago Uxderv.t.iteks Ass'n.. L bicago: — The Committee to whom was reterred the matter of the Cer.tr .'. Oilgas Stove, beg to report that they have givc-'J the Stc a cirebi: ex mm -.ti: r. in all its parts, and rind it to be in their opinion equally as safe as any of the oil stoves now in use and to be .. ea: imp re verr.er.t over the hne serves so f..r a safety is concarned: and they would recommenu v the Association that permission is yiven to use tne same ••>. her ever cesred without extra charge. All of which is respectfully submitted. R. W. HOSMER, , E. W. LYMAN. - Committee H. DARLINGTON; ) Eor Sale By Gh W. HORNBECK. Last Sunday evening Elder G. L. Raymond, from White River. King county. Wash., preached a church, which voiced the senti* ments of all true ehrUtiane. We segret exceedingly th.it all the voters in EUensburg dii not get to heir what Bro. Raymond had to tell them <-i the eonditioni and causes of our land being in it; He a!.-•-• plainly gave the remedy to settle this great question of in temperance. Which was for the< christians to unite and work for its suppression the same as though any army was invading our h tr.es —to rise en masse and stop the Ik ci sing of all dens of iniquity. One Who Was There. Tbe 15th annual session of the Whatcom c >unty teachers" histi ln that city June 28, 29 and 30th. Mr. Geo. E. St. John, who has been man and one who stands high in . his profession, and we bespeak for him a cordial welcome at the chosen work, success will attend ■ him. kr N. TrimixghaM, Secretary, H. H. Gildi EX, Manager, S. A. Be t E :«• Sapt. 0:' Ratings. 157-150 La Sr..'.' Street. Chicago, April 23th, 1595. A Horse Race. i .'tie r ourtb ci J u-i' iiiihmiltn having ascertained that -hey have sufficient fund? on hand, h ye de cile.: to add c the pr three -.1 idle h rse races, as : Hows: Mile dash, 112.0 • half mile lash $8.00; Klootchmen's race. An en trance fee of lI.C will -■ 1. .rged, except in ti.e squaw i . r.nd it will be a ld« 1t ■ the \ urse These races will be run at the luiioa of the program and will be open te State of Ohio.City or Toi epo * LrcAt Cocxty. j ss * Frank J. Chenev makes oath that be is the eeni yf parti of the ; firm of F. J. Cheney <k > doing business in the city i T ledo, county and state at resaid, and that -vaii firm will ] sum of One Hand re 1 Dollars 'i : • h and every case of Catarr! •' t cannot be cured by the use f H tils Ca tarrh Cute. Fb VNK J I H NEY. >v.- mto .:' re :. t- .. I sub scribed in my j resenct this 6th I i *v J, , t"'' \ ' - Hall's Cat..:.'. Cur< is taken fas* ternally and - ■ tlv sn the blood and mm .:■ surfa of the system. 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