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About The Dalles daily chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1948 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1899)
I have just received a fine line of
Woolens iu Suitings, Overcoatings and
Paintings, ami will he pleased lo have
you call aud tee them.
J. A. Eberle, I
The Dalles Daily Gliromcie.
One week $ 15
One month 50
One year 6 00
MONDAY MAY 15, 1899
SHOULD PAY IF ABLE.
There are now nearly twelve hun
dred patients at the state asylum fur
the insane near Salem. The daily
total has been running between 1175
nd 1190 for some week . The
number is not likely to be decreased.
On the contrary, it is on the increase.
The gardens must be enlarged each
year, and calculations always made
for the future on a little larger scale
than were made heretofore. This
year there must be planted some
1100 to 1200 bushels of seed pota
toes, in order to raise enough of that
vegetable for next year's supplj', and
more than a hundred acres of land
must be devoted to the raising of
potatoes. So, in symmetrical pro
portion, with all the other vegetables.
The keeping of I lie insane is cost
ing the taxpayers of this state an
enormous sum annually. The... per
capita expense is not too large. The
patient are kept as cheaply as pos Jgans. Itisthelatestdiscovereddigest
sible, consistent with principles of ! ant aod tonic. No other preparation
. ... , can approach it In efficiency. It in
humanity. People , will keep on t Btantly relieves and permanently cure9
going crazy, as. Ions as the laws of
heredity and the operations and
syllogisms of nature remain the same.
The same causes will produce the
saine effects. There will be cases of
congenital insanity and idiocy and
tendencies leading to the more pro
nounced forms of the former, so long
as there are dissipated and diseased
and otherwise poorly equipped or
illy-mated fathers and mothers. The
same causes will produce criminals
and otherwise defective and poorly
equipped and ordered individual?,
likely to become public charges.
But the writer was speaking of the
asylum for the insane. It costs a
great deal of uioney r.eirly a third
of the revenue of the slate), and its
cost cannot be diminished. It must
met ease, at least proportionately as
fast as the enlargement of the slate's
resources subject to contribution lo
the burden, by means of taxation.
Is there no way to lighten the
burden ? ' .
There is a way.
There is a way to lighten it by
one third, as the writer is informed
by one who ought to know.
In New York the state is divided
into asjlum districts. Patients from
a certain group of counties arc sent
to a particular institution, located
near. When one is committed,
asylum commissioners for that dis
trict are informed. They go to the
locality from which the patient same
and there inquire concerning the
ability of the new ward of the state
or of his near relatives to pay. If
be finds him or any of them able,
a certain monthly rate is fixed, whicb
sum .becomes a lien like any other
tax. If he or they are less able,
then the monthly charge is fixed ac
cordingly. If not able at all, nothing
ia charged. If anyone so charged
thinks himself taxed too heavily, or
beyond his ability to pay, be may
bare the case reopened for a hearing.
In this way a large part of the bur
den is borne by those who are them
selves able to pay, out of their own
property or income, or by their rela- I
lives, upon wuuiu luey wuuui uiuci-
wise be a private burden, who are
able to pay. There are known to be
men and women in the asylum here
at Salem possessing a great deal of
property in their own rights. Others
have rich or well-to do relatives.
Still others have relatives who could
pay $5 or $10 a month, ami who
should be obliged to do so, since the
general public has assumed the great
bulk of the burden, the erection of
buildings, the purchase and improve
ment of lands, etc. The most able of
these patients pay nothiDg no.
There is no authority for the charg
ing of any dues, and in fact none for
the receiving of anj gratuity, even
were it offered. In truth, it is often
tendered by private individua's. de
siring the treatment of their relatives
or friends, or bj phjsicians wishing
to send their patients.
The same rule might well be in
voked in the keeping of all other
public charges, even the criminal
This subject is well wortliy of con
sideration. The Oregon legislature at its next
cession ought to provide for the
lightening of the burden in this
manner. Salem Statesman.
It you have piles, cube them. No
use undergoing horrible operations that
simply remove the reenlie of the disease
without disturbing the dist-aee itself.
Place your confidence in De Witt's Witch
Hazrtl Salve. It has never failed to cure
others ; it will not fail to cure you.
S'lipep-KuiTgl v Drne Co.
a 0 0
Digests what you eat.
It artificially dlcrests the food and nirln
Nature in strenetheninsr and recon-
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn,
SickHeadache, Gastralgl a.Cramps, ana
all other results of imperfect digestion.
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Invention ts probably patentable. Communica
tions atriotly confidential. Handbook on Patenta
Bent free. Oldest asrency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
wptcial notice, wit hout charge, in the
A handsomely illustrated weekly. T,n rarest cir
culation of any scientldo journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, CL. Sold by all newsdealers.
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Letters of Credit issued available in the
Sight . Exchange and Telegraphic
Transfers 6old on New York, Chicago,
St. Louis, San Francisco, Portland Ore
gon, Seattle Wash,, and various points
in Oregon and Washington.
Collections uiale at ail points on fav
Office oyer French St Co.'s Bank
Phone 6, THE DALLES, OREGON
Physician and Surseon,
Special attention given lo surgery.
Rooms 21 and 22. Tel. 828 Vnet Block
Oregon Viavi Company,
Room 7, ovoi French's Bank.
Office hours, . Charlotte F. Roberts.
2 to 4 p. m- Local Manager,
Free health lecture every Thursday at 3 p. ra,
THE DALLES. OREGON.
Oftlce ovei First Nat. Buik.
B 8 HUHTlNGTOlf H I WtLSOIf
HUNTINGTON 4 WILSON,
., ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
THE DALLES, OR EtlJN
Office ot"t rat Nat. Bank
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New ideas in Wall Paper here. Suvb
wide variety as we are showing never be
fore graced a single stock. Real imita
tion creton effects at .ordinary prices,
Good papeTS at cheap paper prices
Elegant designs, tasteful colorings, yours
for a small price, at our store on third
street. Also a full line of house paints.
D. W. VATJSE, Third St
There is no part of our business which does
not receive its full share of attention and the
i Medicines and
we carry are not surpassed by any in the city.
Our Prescription Droartment. however, is con
sidered the most important and the utmost care
is txewised in compounding and filling order.
The purity of the drugs used and absolute ac
curacy in measuring aua weighing ensure per-
M. Z. DONNELL
You well know that a eood drug sign
is the patronage which is bestowed on
the store. It is-the purity of the goods
nanrileu ana the manner of doing buei
nesa that makes and keeps this business
We are pleased With the result of our ef
forts to supply the; best drnii at the
best price. We are particular about the
compounding of them.
175 Second Street. THE DALLES
Offers travelers choice of the following
routes t-ast. Thev are all famous for
their scenic attraction.
O. R. & N. view Oiiden and Denver.
Shasta Route view Sacramento, Ogden
Shasta Route view Sacramento, Los
Anueles anil Alberquerqne.
A" dailv line of throuuh PDLLMAN
P 4 LACE and TOURIST SLEEPER,
from Sun Francisco and Lob Angeles to
Chicago. This ia
The Short Line
from southern California
To the East.
Apply to the agents of the O. R. & N.
Co. or the undersigned, for folders and
J. J. DEVEREUK,
Gen. Agt. Worcester. B'dg. Portland, Or.
San a Fe iloui
C. J. STUBLING
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
: Agency for the Greate t American Liquor
WHISKEY from $2 75 to f 6 00 lr ta Hi n.
IMPORTED 00GITA0 from $7.00 to $12.00
AIIKItJA IIMUfc '"n iii.i6
ONLY THE PUREST LIQUOR SOLD.
0LTMPIA BEES on draught, and Val
Imported Alo and Forter.
JOBBERS IN IMPORTED and
Headquarters for Seed Grain of ail kinds
Headquarters for Feed Grain ot pii kinds
Headquarters for Rolled Grain, axi kinds
Headquarters for Bran. Shorts, o?mT"l feed
Headquarters for "Byers' Best" Pendle-
--r-t Jkl Oil y This Flour is manufactured expressly for familt
. -LyJ I . oee; everv sack is guaranteed to give' satisfaction.
Wa sell our roods lower than any house in the trade, and if vou don't tbink so
call and gel cur prices and be convinced.
Highest Prices Paid for Whaat. Barley and Oats
Rockford "Quick Shot"
12-Plate Magazine Camera.
"Turn the lever and vou'are readv for
another." No plate holders with slides
to draw. Jo sleeve or chancing ban. ro
chance to fog plates. No failures.
If yon want 12 pictures quick, buy the
"Quick-Shot. '! the only magazine cams
era that holds the plates securely after
they are exposed. o rattling or break
ing of plates. Bust on earth.
3x4 J ........ ..$6.00
With one dozen plate holders.
Manufactured under the Conley patents by the
Rockford Silver Plate Co.,
' We sell onlythroneb local apents. Auk our
agenta to show you this "Quick bhot."
Todes apd pabrie
I have re-opened this well-known Bak&
and am now prepared to supply every
body with Bread, Pies and Cakes. Also
all kinds of Staple and Fancy Grocer es.
GEORGE RUCH, Pioneer Grocer.
fill kinds of
The Dalles, Or.
(4 to 15 yearn old. )
per gallon. (11 to 20 yuare old.:
n ri 10 jer fhUcv. Mu.ll years old.'
Blatz and Olyinpia Beer in bottles
Tu. cnaa Iflnorclv r)n i o Crt
! 1 no on I pes M nerSly UfUg VO.
I AGENTS, 1 he Dalles, Oregon.
We are ready to show them in Dry
Goods, Notions, Clothing, B ote and Shoes,
.Ladies' Capes and Jackets. "Time enough"
ia a poor principle. Those who make the
earliest selections secure best results. The
stock is complete and new and. we invite
you to look at it.
5. F Steprws.
frsl To) FT
kJ oiJUo IlNio
11:0 p. m
8alt Lak', Denver, Ft.
3:15 p. m.
wortn, umaoa, Kan
sas City, St. Louis,
Chicago and East.
5:40 p. m
Walla Walla, Spokane,
5:00 a. m
Minneapolis. St. Paul,
Chicago and East.
8 p. ni.
For San Francisco
Ja uary 22,
and every iive days
8 T. m.
4 p. m.
10 p. m.
Columbia Rv. Steamers.
To Astoria and Way
6 a. m.
4:30 p. m.
baiem sc way Land s.
7 a. m.
Willamette and Yam
8:30 n. m.
Oregon City, Dayton,
and t rl.
ana vt ay-i jinaings.
6 a. m.
4:30 t. m.
Portland to Corvallis,
Riparia to Lswiston.
Lv Pi pari a
Parlies desirine to tta to PTeTini:er shonlil
take No. 4, leaving '1 he Dalles at 5:30 p. m.,
making direct coiiueciions at Heppner junction.
RetUrnlnfir makilieriirtY.roniiYipnrinn at Hpnnnpr
junction with No. 1. arriving at The Dalles at
o.o p. 111.
No. 82, throught freight, east bound, does not
carry passengers; arrives 2:50 a. m., departs
No. 24, local freight, carries passengers, east
bound; arrives 4:30 p. m., departs 8:15 p. m.
No. 21, west b iund through freight, does not
carry passengers; arrives 8:15 p. m., departs
No. 23, west bound local freight, carries pas
sengers; arrives 5:15 p. m., departs 8:30 a. m.
For full particulars call on O. R. dt N. Co.'s
agent The LaUes. or address
W. H. HURLBURT,
Gen. Pas. Agt., Portland, Or,
BOSTON AND ALL
POINTS EAST and SOUTH
For Information, time cards, map and tickets,
cal on or write to
W. C. ALLAWAY. Agent, -
The Dalles, Oregon
A. D. ARLTON. Asst. G. P. A.,
25 rrison Cor. Third. Portland Oregon
BOBiWESTERN TSAVELEES ABE
is the Shortest and Dest Route to
CHICAGO and the EAST
MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL;
And also, the equipment ot its trains is the most
nociern of the car builder s art embodying all
.be luxuries comforts and necessaries of travel.
"THE NEW RGRTH WESTERN LIMITED"
(20th Century Train)
Is electric lighted both inside and out. and
equipped with handsome buffet smoking-Hbrarj
car, compartment and standard sleepers. fre
chair car and modern day coach; and on whicb
no EXTRA FARE is charged. It makes connec
tions at Minneapolis and St Paul with Northerx
Pacific, Great Northern and "Soo-Pacific"
trains; and leaves daily Minneapolis 7 SO p. m.;
St. Paul 8.11 p. m.; and arrives Chicago 9.30 a. m.
For berth reservations rates, folders and
Illustrated booklet FREE of the "Finest Train
in the World ' ' call at or address Ticket
Offices U8 Washington St.. Portland; 606 First
Avenue. Seattle; 206 Granite Block. Helena:
US Nicollet Avenue. Minneapolis; 896 Robert
St.. St. Paul; 405 West Superior St.. Duluth,
or address T. W. Tbasdalk. General Paasengsa
Agent, St. Paul Minn.