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The Brightest Spot on the Map
I r.v De Win c. Brttt, editor <>( Chetan
There is a Biblical saying. that
"The first shall be the last, and the
last first." That, in the judgment of
the writer, will apply preeminently—
particularly the latter clause — to the
lake Chelan country. Here is a
Wonderland section, rich in every
thing that goes to make prosperity
;ind to build up commercial centers;
and yet, up to quite recently, it has
liteially been "out of sight."' There
are doubtless many dwellers in your
own metropolis who have never even
heard of the largest lake in the State,
and but few who could tell you any
thing of its marvelous attractions and
Lake Chelan, whose outlet is 40
miles from the nearest railroad point,
at Wenatchee, boasts of possessing
scenic attractions that cannot, be ex
celled on the globe, and the most
even temperature and beautiful clim
ate in America, and it is undoubtedly
destined to become one of the most
noted and popular pleasure and
health resorts in the country —not ex
cepting Hot Springs, Ark.
It is also distinguished for possess
ing the most extensive and valuable
mineral ledges in the State, in over
half-a-dozen different camps, many
claims being already developed to the
shipping and smelting point, and in
which large capital has been recently
The outlet of Lake Chelan into the
Columbia river—the Chelan river—
which has a fall in three miles of
nearly 400 feet confined for a large
part of the distance between high
rock walls, affords one of the great
water powers of the nation, its aver
age being estimated at from 70,000 to
100,000 H. P. Capital, to the extent
of a million dollars or more is ar
ranging the preliminaries preparatory
to the development of electric energy,
which will shortly revolutionize the
business aspect of this whole section
and make its influence felt through
out the State and the entire north
Lake Chelan's horticultural, agricul
tural and stock raising industries are
not the least of its list of desirables.
Early in the settlement of this sec
tion it was discovered that we could
not only grow fruit, but that we
could complete successfully with any
other known clime for early bearing
trees, quantity of fruit per acre, per
fection, size and flavor, with or with
out irrigation—always admitting that
irrigation materially assists the size
of the crops. I said we could com
pete successfully. There is one ser
ious drawback to this section, and
but one, with which we have to con
tend. That is, a lack of transporta
tion. If we had transportation, in the
shape of a railroad up the west bank
of the Columbia river from Wenat
chee—it is a large statement, but it
can be demonstrated—we have nearly
everything else that makes for pros
perity and happiness. The question
of transportation is one that means a
great deal to Seattle, and in the
opinion of the writer, can be greatly
assisted by Seattle's Chamber of
It might be well to call attention to
the fact that the writer deals largely
in superlatives in relation to Lake
Chelan, because there is no other
mode of expression that will fitly con
vey the greatness of its attractions
and resources. Nature has been
bountiful on a more amplified scale
here than anywhere else we know of
—and it is only a matter of months
until this locality will, in the public
i mind, be the leading inland commer
cial, mining and manufacturing cen
ter, outside of Spokane, in the State.
Naturally, the conditions enumera
ted, and barely touched upon, have
stimulated the growth of Chelan and
Lakeside —not a mile apart—situated
at the outlet of the lake. Within
little more than a year more than one
hundred new buildings have been
erected here, and building, at this
writing, is going steadily on. Be
sides numerous other structures,
three brick store buildings and one
elegant brick residence are under
construction. The town of Chelan
was incorporated last May, and two
companies, one representing a capi
tal of $50,000, have recently been
granted franchises to put in water
systems and electric lights.
So much for generalizations. To
particularize on our manifold re
sources, advantages and attractions
would take volumes and shut us out
of your valuable columns. But we
invite investigation. Suffice it to say
that the prospects for this locality
never looked brighter than at the
An Old Story.
The Tonawanda Review says that a
number of farmers in Wyoming county,
New York, have bought "ball bearing"
churns at $7 each; others paid $200
Cnimmie —What kinder pie do you ~^_
Mag—Oh, I dunno. Pumpkin, I
Chimmie —Aw, I don't like pumpkin
—it musses up yer ears so!
lor territorial rights. The agents in
troduced a chemical into the cream
and made in two minutes what looked
like butter. The purchasers of the
churns can't make butter in them in
in two hours. The flimflammers are
said to have taken $2,500 out of the
How long will it take dairy farmers
to find out that cheap "short cuts" to
wealth are not profitable? As much
as the pepsin fraud has been exposed
Irs So Easy
To take co\d. It's so common to neglect
the cold. That is one reason why there
are so many people with "deep-seated,"
stubborn coughs, and so many more with
The short, quick way to cure a cough
is to use Dr. Pierces *&-'£%
Golden Medical Dis- Jpzs*k
covery. The quicker &£%*&&
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A. I,ewis, of No. 1129 24th St., Washington, D. C.
« My cough is very much better, and I owe it all
to Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery, I
cannot say too much in praise of the medicine.
I had been quite a sufferer for a long time, and
after reading Doctor Pierces Common Sense
Medical Adviser thought I would try his ' Golden
Medical Discovery,' I commenced taking it in
May, 1899. Had not been sleeping well for a long
time. Took one teaspoonful of Dr. Pierces
Golden Medical Discovery and slept nearly all
night without coughing, so I continued taking
it. lam in great sympathy with everybody who
suffers with a cough. I had been a sufferer for
more than ten years. I tried lots of different
medicines and different doctors, but did not feel
much better. I coughed until I commenced spit
ting blood, but now I feel much stronger and
am entirely well. Dr. Pierces Golden Medical
Discovery is the best medicine I have ever taken.
My home is in Williamsburg, Virginia."
Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets are a la
dies' laxative. No other medicine equals
them for gentleness and thoroughness.
in the agricultural press, one would
think that the farmers had been pretty
well informed on the matter.
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I have tbe second largest and one of
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