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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THE DALLES . - - - - OREGON;
Entered at the Postofflee at The .Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor S. Peimoyer
Secretary of State. G. W. McBnde
Treasurer Phillip Metxchan
Bupt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
,, JJ. N. Dolph
enat0 i j. H. MitctfeU
"onirressman B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
Countv Judge C. N. Thornbnry
Bheritf D. L. Cates
Clerk J. B. Crossen
Treasurer Geo. Rucb
Commissioner. I Kaknoaid
Assessor John E. Barnett
Surveyor. E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools . .Troy Shelley
Coroner : William Michell
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
WATER WORKS MISREPRESEN
When Mr. Michell says he ''favored
bonding the city for $25,000" the
Chronicle accepts the statement cum
grano talio. Why then did he get mad
over the result of the election and why is
it that he was the only man who voted a
folded ticket. Ten of the eleven who
voted against bonding the city are
known. Who is the other one unless it
be the man who voted the folded ballot?
When Mr. Michell says "$90,000 were
sent out of the city," he is inaccurate.
The sum is not $90,000 and it did not all
go out of the city. Of course the money
paid for the old water plant and the
new piping went out of the city buM
Hitchcock & Frasier paid out between
$18,000 and $19,000 in wages, the greater
portion of which was spent here. These
contractors brought twenty men with
them. Before ten days had passed only
six of the twenty was in- their employ.
Since then they have employed those
who applied for work and these were
nearly all from this city. Besides this
they assure the writer that every dol
lars worth of material and supplies that
could be bought here were so bought
Would the pumping system have done
any better? Mr. Michell harps on the
"old V flume" and "draining a mill
pond." Who told him that the V flume
and mill pond were ever intended to be
the permanent Jsource of supply T The
brother has fought the gravity system so
long that he has not been admitted into
its secrets. Let him know then that the
V flume and the mill pond are only
temporary expedients and that long be
fore the flume has rotted away The
Dalles will have ceased to use it as a
source of supply. The city has abund
ant means that can be made available
and within two . years from now it is
fully expected the supply pipe will be
extended up the Mill creek valley above
every possible contamination, and Dog
river, which the city absolutely controls
and owns will be turned into it and both
the flume and "mill pond" abandoned
forever. ' But the supply "drains a mill
pond, and lumber, logs and wood will
float down it twelve hours a dav." No
it won't. They will only float ten hours,
and then for fourteen hours the flume
will supply the . reservoirs with water
without a stick of wood to defile it. The
-water will be turned in at night and will
-be as pure.'as it runs down the flume, as
;any water on earth, and when the sys-
. tern is completed the flume will be
abandoned, and the mill pond as well.
What Mr. Michell will do then God only
" knows. .
Bat "the old mains won't stand the
pressure." This reminds us of another
thing Mr. Michell never knew. The
works are so constructed that tne pres
sure can be increased or reduced at
pleasure, and the supply taken from
eitner tne upper or lower reservoir or
both. As to the bursting of the old
pipes, tne Uhbonicle knows as
much as the Times-Mountaineer and
neither knows anything. The fewer
prophesies Mr. Michell makes the less
ne win nave to take back. . if the pipes
should not burst what shall we think of
As to reparian ownership of Mill creek
xne uaiies is tne largest owner, ana, as
' we have said ..the-, only owner of Dog
river which alone is sufficient to supply
a city of 20,000 inhabitants. As to the
danger of the water supply falling short
during a fire, it may be said that the
new reservoir has a capacity of 2,400,000
gallons, the lower one ought to hold
. 600,000 gallons and thus the -city will
have nearly or quite three million
gallons ready tor any emergency, or
. enough to supply a city of ' 3000 inhabi
tants with 100 gallons of water per day
to each inhabitant for the space of ten
" days. , This quantity would put out
very considerable fire, before being ex
Mr. Michell says, "the lowest esti
mate for the pumping system was $101,
218.46." This was for the system that
proposed to take the water from the
VJolumbia below the outlet of every
sewer in the city. Above the city the
cost was estimated at $115,702.88 and
' the annual running expenses for 750,000
gallons a day, including interest $14,
429.62. Mr. Michell says the "annual
tax" is $6,122, for the lower estimate
but he dishonestly concealed the fact
that there was an annual item of inter
. est in the estimate from which he quoted
which alone amounted to $6,073,08 which
would make tne annual "tax" $12,195.08
Was it absolutely necessary that Mr.
Michell should state a falsehood to make
point, or was he merely mistaken
when he made an error in the estimated
annual running expenses of the cheapest
pumping system of no less than $6,073.08?
In either case his statement are un
worthy of confidence and only proves
the necessity that existed for a news
paper that would tell the people the
From the Portland TeUqram we learn
that there is quite a little tempest among
the grocers of Portland because, 'as they
allege the sugar refineries of San Fran
cisco are discriminating against fort-
land by selling sugar to interior towns
in Oregon and Washington cheaper than
they do to Portland. It is claimed to be
an "undeniable fact" that Claus Spreck
els sells sugar' a cent a pound cheaper
to Dalles, merchants than to Portland
bs." If this is true it is really awful,
and no wonder these Portland merchants
have sent a committee. of two to San
Francisco to spend with Claus Speckels
to have mercy on them lest The Dalles
get away with the whole Portland sugar
trade. The truth is. only one or two
Dalles merchants buy any sugar in San
Francisco, and they emphatically deny
that they get any favor from Claus
Spreckels ' over Portland merchants,
They say that by buying their sugars in
car lots they can wholesale it cheaper,
with freight added than the Portland
merchants do to persons who ship in
small quantities. In other words they
claim that they pay as much as the Port
land merchants do but are willing to sell
tor a smaller proht. The difference in
freight between car lots and smaller
quantities is all the advantage they
Our local columns last evening con
tained the intelligence that a new com
pany had been incorporated in this city
for the purpose of building a portage road
between this city and a point "above
Hell Gate in Sherman county." The in
corporators are D. M. French, Robert
Mays, Max Vogt, A. S. Macalister, Hugh
Glenn, Joseph T. Peters and B. F.
Laughlin ; all leading business men and
capitalists of this city. The movement
is exceedingly timely and in the right
direction. A portage road that will
cross the Deschutes and tap Sherman
county is just the thing we want. It
will be in order to have a survey made
of the best possible route and an esti
mate of the cost. When this is done
we shall be disappointed if we are not
able to show that the Oregon side is.
after all as cheap and far more feasible
than the Washington side. It will be a
proud day tor the Chronicle when it
sees Sherman and Wasco counties unit
ed by bands of steel. Mav that day be
Ia Disease a Punishment?
The following advertisement, published
by a prominent western patent medicine
house would indicate that they regard
disease as a punishment for sin :
iw you wish to know the Quickest
way to cure a sever cold? We will tell
you. To cure a cold qickly, it must be
treated before the cold has become set
tled in the system. This can always be
done if you choose to, as nature in her
kindness to man gives timely warning
and plainly tells you in nature's way,
that as a punishment for some indiscre
tion, you are 1o be afflicted with a cold
unless you choose to ward it off by
prompt action. The first symptoms of a
cold, in most cases, is a dry, loud cough
and sneezing. The cough is soon followed
Dy a protuse watery expectoration and
the sneezing by a prosuse watery dis
charge from the nose. In severe cases
there ia a thin white coating on the
tongue. What to do? It is only necessary
to take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in
double doses every hour. That will greatly
lessen tne severity ot the cold and in
most cases will effectually counteract it,
and cure what would have been a severe
cold within one or two davs time. Try it
and be convinced." Fifty cent bottles for
sale by Snipes & Kinersley, druggists. .
The distant relative is the one who is
afraid that you are going to borrow $5
R. B. Hood,
Livery, Feed and Sale
Horses Bought and Sold on
Commission and Money
Advanced on Morses
left For Sale.
The Dalles and Goldendale Stage Line.
stage Leaves The Panes every morning
at 7:80 and Goldendale at 7:30. All
freight must be left at R. B. .
- Hood's office the evening
R. B. HOOD, Proprietor.
Qapdy :-: paetory,
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
(Successor to Cram 4 Corson.)
Manufacturer of the finest French and
r-aei or roruano.
Tropical Fruits, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco.
Can furnish any- of these goods at Wholesale
SFHESH -f OYSTERS-IS"
In Bnrjr Style.
104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or.
S1I1PES & RlflEaSLY,
Wholesale asi Retail Drniists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
Now is the time to paint your house
and if you wish to get the best quality
and a fine color use the
SEerwiii, Williams Co.'s Paint.
For those wishing to" see the quality
and color of the above paint we call their
attention to the residence of S. L. Brooks,
Judge Bennett, Smith French and others
painted by Paul Kreft.
Snipes & Kinersly are agents for the
above paint for The Dalles, Or.
Don't Forget the
MacBonalJ Bros., Props.
THE BEST OF
Wines, Lipors and Cigars
ALWAYS ON HAND.
(J. E. BD dO.,
Opef a House Bloek,3d St.
PROPRIETOR OF THE
New Vogt Block, Second St.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Liquor v Dealer,
MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT.
Health is Wealth !
Dr. E. C. West's Nebvk anb Brain Treat
ment a guaranteed specific for Hysteria, Dizzi
ness, Convulsions, Fits, Nervous Neuralgia,
Headache, Nervous Prostration caused by the use
of alcohol or tobacco, Wakefulness, Mental De
pression, Softening of the Brain, resulting in in
sanity and leading to misery, decay and death,
Premature Old Age, Barrenness, Loss of Power
in either sex, Involuntary Losses and Spermat
orrhoea caused by over exertion of the brain, self
abuse or over indulgence. Each box contains
one month's treatment. $1.00 a box, or six boxes
for $5.00, sent by mail prepaid on receipt of price.
WK GUARANTEE SIX BOXES
To cure any case. With each order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied by $3.00, we will
send the purchaser our written guarantee to re
fund the money If the treatment does not effect
a cure. Guarantees issued only by
BLAKELET A HOUGHTON, .
ITS Second St. The Dalles, Or.
YOU NEED BUT ASK
Thi & B. Headache and Livbb Curb taken
according to directions will keep your Blood,
Liver and Kidneys In good order.
and Croup, in connection with the Headache
Cure, is as near perfect as anything known.
The S. B. Alpha Pain Curb or Internal and
external use, In Neuralgi.i, Toothuche, Cramp
Colic and Cholera Morbus, is unsurpassed. They
are well liked wherever known. Manufactured
it imiur, Oregon, ft or sale by all druggists
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E. BECK.
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC.
A - '
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
. Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles. Or.
W E. GARRETSON,
'SOLE AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work; Warranted. "2
Jewelry Made" to Order.
138 Second St.. The Dalles. Or.
carpets ana Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied aa to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
Plercnan I Tailor.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System, ;
Used in cutting garments, and a fit
guaranteed eacn time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
The Ladies' Tailor
Is the very latest Ladies' Tailoring System in
vented. It is the merchant tailor's square com
bined with the most complete set of curves ever
given with any system, making it complete in
It is the same system for ladies that tailors
use for gentlemen, employing the same princi
ples in dress cutting that are used by every suc
It is the square of inches and compass, there
fore absolutely perfect.
The only system In the country that discards
You can cut anv Garment
With it in any style, any size to fit any form per
T t la tha mut nnn imn 1 4- 1. a
r ,-u,cui onuijie, uu in
complete Ladles' Tailoring System in the world.
MRS. G. H. BROWN
Is now prepared to teach this system of Dress
Anyone wishing to learn can call at her resi
Gor. Fourth and Union Streets.
J. C. B0LDWIJI.
- (ESTABLISHED 1857.)
112 Second Street,
THE DALLES, -
PROPRIETOR OF THE
: Minnesota Thresher Mfg. Go.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Minnesota Chief Separators,
Grand k Stall's Plain and Traction Engines,
"CHIEF" Farm Wagons,
Stationary Engines and Boilers of all sizes. A
Saw Mills and Fixtures, Wood-Working Machinery, Wood
Split Pullies, Oils, Lace Belts and Belting.
Minnesota Thresher Mfe. Go.
'Get our Prices before Purchasing.-
267 Front Street, PORTLAND, OREGON.
- Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
The Dalles JVLeieantile Co.,
Successors to BROOKS
390 and 394
Remember we deliver all purchases
I. C. NICKELSEN,
fXrTfSDVATTAV A T
Cor. of TUM anil Washington Sts, Tne Dalles, Oregon.
Has Opened a .
In Connection With his Fruit Stand I
and Will Serve
Hot Coffee, Ham Sandwich, Pigs' Feet,
V .: - and Fresh Oysters.
Convenient to the Passenger
On Second St.) near corner of Madison.
Branch Bakery, California
Orange Cider, and the
Best Apple Cider.
If you want a good lunch, give me a call.
Open all Night
C. N. THORNBCRY, T. A. HUDSON,
Late Bee. TJ. 8. Land Office. Notary Public.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
rmtallM Box 325.
THE DALLES, OR.
And aU other Business in the U. S. Land Office
Promptly Attended .to.
We have ordered Blanks for Filings,
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
Lands under the recent Forfeiture Act,
which we will have, and advise the pub
lic at the earliest date when such entries
can be made. Look for advertisement
in this paper.
Thornburv & Hudson.
H. Glenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. xt6 72
'.' FANCY V
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.
& BEERS, Dealers in
G-oods, Boots and Shoes,
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Organs, Pianos, ,
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Heal Estate and
Abstracts of. and Information Concera
ingJLand Titles on Short Notice.
Land for Sale and Houses to Rent
Parties Looking for Homes ia
COUNTRY OR CITY,
OR IN SEARCH OF
Should Call on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of
Leading Fire tarance Companies,
And Will Write Insurance for
DE3IEABLE . BISKS.
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
J. M. HTJNTItfcioN & CO.
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or.
$500 Reward! '
We will pay the above reward for any case ot
liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, 8ick Headache, In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fail to give satisfac-Don,-
8ugar Coated. Large boxes containing 3
Pills, 25 cents. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations. The genuine manufactured only by
THE JOHN C. WFST COMPANY, CHIGAOO,
BLAKELET ft HOUGHT.
Tne Dalles. Or.
175 Seoond St.
THE PARTNERSHIP OF BILLS &f WHYER8
is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
The business will In the future be conducted by
N. B. Whyers who will pay and collect all part
nership debts. , G- C. Bills.
Dated April 14th, ISM. . B. Whykks.