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Reports from the mines . during January has
warranted a raise, consequently stock has gone ,
up to 7 cents, and this is not all, it will keep
going up as long jas the property gets better, as
it is you should buy" before another raise in
price, or you will miss a good ; investment. You
should consider this as being a home enterprise
and help the matter . along, thereby helping
yourself. . ' V.; ;.
AURELIA MINING CO.
J. A. THRONSGN.
WftAT 10 EAT O !
Is the question that preplexes the housewife these days.
Call at our store and select a menu from our choice) line
of canned goods. Or, better yet, we haye on hand vege
tables and other delacicies that will relieve the monoty of
the usual spring menu. Remember, our delivery is at
your service whether the order is large or small.
j NEBRASKA GROCERY j
i MRS. MAGGIE SHEARER, Prop.
Milk Talk No. 2. .
As milk is the natural food for the
young, containing within itself all
the requirements .of the body, and
as any adulteration is injurious to
the system, (either from absorp
tion or otherwise) therefore the
health of the consumer, and espec
ially the young, depend to
great extent upon those who handle
the milk. And as, there are so
many ways in handling the cow as
well as the milk after being drawn
from the cow. Every consumer
should visit the place from whence
he gets his milk (no matter if it is
surrounded by a high board fence)
and- see how the cow and the milk
are handled before using it as a
food for the baby. '-,
: SPRING BROOK DAIRY
, t always open for inspection and
J ' invites you to come and see
Repairs Strictly Fi"stclass
Kyrs fitted to door Lo ks
A da ml Amos
LA GRANDE SCHOOL
. OF MUSIC
PROF. DAY, PRINCIPAL.
"-'MRS. DAY, ASSISTANT.
This is one of the best musical in
institutions m the state, and. that .
people in this city and valley are .
oegininng to discover the advantage
of this schooL The system i the
latest and most practical, and in
cludes all the latest discoveries in
the art of teaching music. The
school ie divided into two depart
ments; No. 1 is for beginners from
6 years or more and are taught
the first three grades. Pupils come
one hour each day. This is no kin
dergarten system but far superior.
In No. 2 the grades are from 2 to
S. Here they graduate. Pupils
take one or two lessons a week as
they desire. No scholars will be
permitted to remain in this school
who do not study.
Opposite the Foley House over
the candy store. Phone. 475.
EAGLES La Grande Aerie 289 V. 0,
E. meets every Friday night in Red men
Hall, Lewis Buildingat B p. m. Visiting
brethren invited to attend.
I. R. Snook W. S
Dr. 0. L, Biggers W. P. "
I. 0. 0. F. La Grande Lodge No. 16.
meets in their hall every Saturday night
Visiting brothers cordially invited to at
tend. . Cemetery plat may be seen at
H. E. Coolidoe, N. G.
D. E Cox, Sec
STAR ENCAMPMENT, No. 81. I. O.
0. P. Meets every first and third Thurs
days in the month in Odd Fellows hall.
Visiting patriarchs always welcome,
O. E. Fowler, C. P.
D. E. Cox, Scribe.
M. W. A.- La Grande Camp No. 7703
meets every first and third Wednesday
of the month at 1. O. 0. P. hall. All
visiting neighbors are cordially invited to
attend. C. S. Williams, V. C.
John Hall. Clerk.
FORESTERS OF AMERICA Court
Maid Marion No. 22 meets each Thurs
day night in Redman hall. Brothers
are invited to attend.
Fred Hon Chief Ranger
L. L. Snodorass Financial Sec.
Board of Trustees Dr. G. L. Biooers
John Hall and C. S. Williaml
FRIENDSHIP TENT No. 81, K. 0. T
M.Meets second and fourth Wednesdays
each month in I. 0. O. F, had. Visiting
knights welcome. -
H. C. Ball, Com.
Mox Bloch, Record Keeper
LO. T. M. HIVE No. 27.-Meets every
first and third Thursdays in the after
noon at the Redmen hall. All visiting
ladies are welcome.
Maude Lono Lady Commander.
M. C. Vessby, Record Keeper.
B. P. O. E.. La GRANDE LODGE No.
433 Meets each Thursday evening at
eight o'clock in Elks hall, on Adams Ave
nue. Visiting Brothers are cordially in
vited to attend.
F. 5. Ivanhob. Exalted Ruler
G. E. McCully, Recording Secretary.
LA GRANDE LODGE No. 169,
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD-MjoIs
every f nday ' of each month in
the K. of P. hall in the Corp building. All
visiting memoers welcome.
N. L. Ackles, Consul Commander
J. H. Keiney, Clerk.
RED CROSS LODGE. No. 27-MeeU
every Monday evening in Castle Hall,
Corp building. A Pythian welcome to
all visiting Knights,
N. L. Ackles, C. C
R. Pattison, K. R. a S.
IN A HURRY?
THE TRANSFER MAN
He will take that trunk' to the De
pot or four' bom in less time than
it take to tefl ft.
Day phone Red 761
Night phone Black 1792
Wagon always ai your service
The perfunctory manifesto to the citi
zens of La Grande (really a tip to his po
litical henchmen to defeat the bond issue)
from the facile pen of the Hon. J. W.
Scriber, followed by the "me too Pete"
article of one Seitz, of rather unsavory
reputation, in the Observer on the eve of
the city election, so grossly unfair, incor
rect and biased, should not pass unchal
lenged, hence this communication. That
the city is in need of an increased and
bettor water supply is universally con
cededand in fact has for yeatjdemand
ed the same, is patent to every one save
those with private grafte in store or
nursing selfish and pet policies. The dis
interestedness of the gentlemen in ques
tion is not quite apparent to the average
reader, hence the question arises: What
motives had they to get mto print on this
occasion? It is a well known fact that in
Mr. Scriber' past connection wit public
affairs, he determinedly opposed improv
ing the present water system, both as to
economy and sanitary demands. Hi was
a councilman, with power and influence,
at war with Mill Creek, which could haye
been obtained at a saving of over one
hundred dollar a month during nearly
half of the year in fuel and labor alone at
the pumping station, beside its improved
water condition. Why now hi convertion?
and why now his published appsal. The
answer 1 short and decided Morgan
Lake. It wa exploited pedilly for La
Grande, all other system bjng held in
abeyance until it completion. Even thi
Folk springs were viewed a a menac to
this scheme, and the promoters of Morgan
Lake had in view their absorption into
this great monopoly but the late Hon, J,
M. Church preserved their title for th
city' option, in case of demand. After
the chemical test showing the unfitness
of the lake water for domestic us, it
Owner sought to utilize the same for a
power and light plant, but the fear of
competition and defeat of monoply forced
a trust absorption and retirement by th
present electric light system of both the
property and it owner hence Morgan
Lake is on hand with no prospect of util.
Ity av to force it on the city a an ad
ditional nauseating water upply with
out consideration of either expense or
sanitation. Mr. Scriber' financial inter
est in this schem blind his sight as to
any good in the Folk springs system,
hence he greatly desires that the voters
next Monday shall adopt hi views, vot
down th bond, so that th increased de
mands for a water supply will then fore
as an ultimatum the purchase of hi pet
project, hence his easy figures, sophistry
and pursuasive language in print. -
Following in the same wake came the
Seitz inspiration on behalf of the Octopus
which ha monopolized all the electric
lights of the valley and now seeks to
control all the water supply, who, with
their surveyor sneaked up last Sunday
to the springs, broke through the City's
protective barriers, and by means of the
scientific barrel" eystem of measure
ment, gave birth to the estimates and
conclusion appearing in print, without
consideration of conditions of previous
knowledge of daily exhaustion of reservoir
supply or measurements or management
For fear that the public would con
sider his estimates with proper suspicion
and the same credence it did hie street
surveys and estimates when City Engine
er, he swears that he actually believe
his belief, and that the figures are to the
best of his knowledge, however limited
that may be. Now what interest has
Seitz in LaGrande's prosperity or the wel
fare of its tax-payers, that he should have
fade his exhaustive (?) investigation at
his own expense? His philanthropical
claim hardly accords with his disposition
and conduct when it costs the - tax-payers
$10 per day say nothing of the fees
On the side, for irrada atakaa hafnra ha
! was deposed as City Engineer. Seitz is
ex gratia with our citizens and nothing
but extreme vanity and gall (besides a
consideration) prompted his appearance
in the columns of the Observer to advise
the people of La Grande as to their
duJes of the hour. But now for the
figure in th case in question. When
Scriber was a member, the council never
estimate the cost of our pumping sys
tem at less than nine (9) cents per 1000
galions-as the record will show-hence
his present estimate of but four (4)
cents is predicated upon no fact or rea
sonable baais-butfor the occasion onlv.
He complains about the City's expenditure
Of S700 last vur (n H.w.Un h. .nn.
. f wyuiHW-
but is careful not to disclose the ad
I ditional benefit and increased water suo-
ply-obtained for the information of those
i having their purchase in view, and his
j only authority for his assertion of their
i oaiiy water discharge is a statement a
leged to have eminated from one E. W.
i vumming-wno is saia Co nave made an
"estimaU" thereof, not a measurement
I If "audi a man ever authorized such
"as ti mate" that these springst discharg
ed but 60.000 gallons of water per diem
he either was incompetent to Judge-or
wilfully.-barren of the truth."
The writer with four good responsible
and trustworthy citizens carefully meas
ured the water discharge of these eprings
during last august and September-the
drsest season of the year and in the dry
est year of the period, and there actually
flowe. 144,000 gallons of water every
twenty four hours. How the money to
be expended in obtaining their water
would be wasted, aa mornfully claimed
by Bro. Scriber, he does not suggest, only
that it would be desirable to mix their
good quality with the polluted water on
hand, hence the inference that Lake
water should be obtained that it might be
"all of a kind.". Haifa loaf is not as
good as none is his philosophy. From
experience it certainly is reasonable to
suppose that the amount of the springs'
supply can be increased many fold dur
ing the average year and the average
season of the year. It is also reasonable
to supose that as La Grande increases in
population, other springs and sources of
water supply will be developed and ob
tained as needed and by men just as com
petent aa we. It is poor policy to run in
increased debt for a large supply for the
future not needed now. That was the
policy of the bond issue of 1888 describ
ed by Scriber'e article and the money
for four year wa kept out of water pur
chaseand devoted to developing a pri-
"- to nvii aiiuwn ov uie oiaar
citizens. Had the monev been invested
the same and other sorirurs aou&llv
obtainable and desirable, then, instead of
the non-business and expensive system
pn nands the city need not now be in
debt for water bonds, but the averag
layman then a now, know more about
theory than any practical results. Th
estimate by neither Scriber nor "hi man
Friday" of th water daily consumed by
tn patron or th present system is cor
rect, nor are they based upon measure
msnt or the record. Th fact are; that
taken from th meter measurement in
us, U Grande used th past year in
house with modern plumbing from 30 to
25 gallon per capita, per day, and no
more, oounting all leakage., watag and
xtravaganoa an additional 16 gallon
only war used, aggregating 40 gallon
per diem actually used.
There average 460 water tans based
upon an estimate of five persons using
ach, how 90,000 gallon of water per
capita daily, and thi is not a low esti
mate by any mean. In "Ogden's Sewer
Designs (a pre-eminent authority on the
supjecw en page iu is a tattle showing
the average daily consumption of water
per capita in five leading cities of Massa
chusetts) Boton-87.84 gallons;' Worcester
14.8 (rations: Fall River 1 8 S ol!nn-
Brooklin 44.5 gallon and Newton
8o.5 gallon. The author observes that
Boston contain a laree number of Gener
al apartments, and boarding houses hav
ing an average number of persons per
L. Aft l ' .
from 69 gallons per capita in the modern
ana expensive nouses, to 16.6 in the
cheap apartment houses. In Nawton
with 490 families averaging five persons
in th family, th per capita being but
26 5 gallon for th reason that the
ground are email although th houses
are modern. The lower rates in Fall
River and Worcester are caused bv the
manufacturing character of the cities and
tne resulting class or resident
Better Lumber and Cheaper than is sold in
La Grande. We deliver it to your building
I Grande Ronde Lumber Co f
Ready For Business
WITH A FULL LIME OF FEED, HAY AND GRAIN
W are ready to buy all kind of hay and grain, and pay th highest
Certainly La Grande with it. nm.tn
saloons and unpalatable condition of the
water supplied should not be excessive
water drinkers. ' Concluding we are up to
th problem: Whether to absorb the
Spring with acknowledged purity of
water, with a gravity, hence economical,
system and concentrate the upply in
deep tank free from sun and dust, or
preserve our present expensive and un
desirable water supply and system, or be
forced Into Morgan lake water with like
Fuertes In "Water and Public HMith"
A water supply must be considered
from the standpoint of oualitv aa wall a
of quantity. All natural waters are ool-
luted to a greater or lesser extent, the
purest, of course, beina- from dean anrincra
in mountainous or hilly countries beyond
me limns or human habitations. Th
nearer the source of a aupply is to a cen
ter of population, the greater, a a nil,
is th danger of It being polluted. Briefly
tated the relative purities of different
water may be indicated by the average
typhoid fever death-rate of cities using
each kind of water. These death-rates,
as deduced from the statistics of the
principal cities of this Countrv anil Piirnna
Average typhoid fever death rate 100,
000 per annum:
Cities using spring water........ '6
Cities using properly tliu ........ V. .
ered water .:.' ' ' " .' io
Cities using ground water 18
Citie using immunded
surface waters . 5U
Cities using water of large
normal river or
Cities using water of large
lake ; 59
Cities using waters of larva
upland streams ' i
Cities using polluted water 70 to 500
i ne author is a member of the Amer
ican Society of Civil Engineera and of
the Water Committee of New York City,
hence i nearly a good authority as the
minnt contributors of th article in
Th upply reservoir should be of suffi
cient capacity to furnish a twenty-four
nour supply snould be bricked un or
cemented, and roofed over to exclude
light and dust, This together with
depth of at least 16 feet to prevent the
growth of aquatic planta. Hence, if such
depth of water and the housina of It m. la
necessary to maintain its ouritv when tha
supply Is changed every twenty-four
noure, wnat will be the relative qomoar
ion of th purity and healthfulnaaa of
water standing stagnant in a pond or
lake nine months of the year, where the
greatest depth does not exceed 16 feet
and the average is but 6 feet, covering
many aores of ground exposed to sunlight
dust and filth, and the temperature which
prevails throughout tha hottest months
ana wnon ins conations prevailing devel
op plant life to the maximum decree?
Such is Morgan Lake, and to a less da
gree is our present reservoir supply. Cer
tainly we must expect to use more water
in case or the spring supply, than is used
from the present polluted one, but then
the people are entitled to some consider
atlon from a healthful, appreciative stand
point even if it cost a few bonds extra.
I he springs arethe best suddIv avail
able and are sufficient for present de
mands; the gravity system of obtaining
the water is inexpensiue and will greatly
reduce current expenses, while th, rh.
actor of the water is admirable. Th.
change is worth the additional crl
ought to appeal to every citizen who ha'
the health and welfare of the family am !
city at heart . My estimates are open u
investigation and can be readily verified.; f
H. C. Oilman, i-i
Water superintendent of city of Li j
Grande. ; ; i
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Spring is coming; look over your photl
supplies. What's needed, we can suppl t f
We have all the latest photo requisites al f !
right price. Newlin Drug Company; I
LA GRANDE MESSENGER
Five blocks from fountain ., 10c
Seven ... 15c
Any place In the city ,2So
PHONE RED 261
C. L. SMITH
sMitiuiiiui uatr ana race - -
May be had by having scientific !
Shampooing and Massage. The I
HOTEL FOLEt j
Tonsorial Parlors 'j
are prepared to do these specialties !
onu rnuayor eacn weoK will De
for LadA customers. Pribate par
lor for ladies. Lady attendant in
C. T. COLT Prop.
G. L FOWLLR
Wood and Coal
PHONE 1611 , :
All orders given prompt attention j
: OXFORD VflK
JAMES FARQUH ARSON, Prop,
Couplet, aaaortmaal of
. Cold lunches and mixed drink, a I
specialty. " Fair and ' impartial
treatment to all. , You are invited
2 to call and get acquainted. .
CHRIS WRIGHT. Prop.
Gentlemen always Welcome
Fir Street : ,
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