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ISSUE ILL BE PASSED ON Eli' cursps Authorization Is Given After Discussion of Three Hours (Continued From Tage One) plant here. It is vital that we have more water if we aic to do It. Our water bills have increased from $13,000 in 15:0 to over $1S.000 in 19J3 and the expansion program will tall for more. We cannot go ahead unless this water bond issue pusses." President Dwight F. Towne of the Chamber of Commerce urged the immediate submission of the bonds to care for the growth of the city and Mjppiy homes already in the city with water. R. It. Mack, Chamher of Com- Com- merce secretary, reviewed salient features of F. C. Finkle's report as revised since the late annexations. He analyzed the $275,000 bond issue showing that $107,000 was to bring in the Pevil Canyon water, $98.: 19 for new mains in recently annexed districts, and the remainder for re placement work- work- "In 1903." said Mr. Mack, "we voted a $200,000 bond issue for pipes outside of the original mile square As the successive annexations have come in they have helped to pay toward tne retirement or tnose bonds. It is now only fair that we vote to help pay for the new mains. Mr. Mack read a list of streets to be benefited by the new mains. "The word is now going out that San Bernardino is a poor place in which to buy property because It a gamble whether or not you can get water." "The proposition is not what is the cost of the water but what wa ter can we get at any cost."