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Corona South Riverside Bee (Newspaper) - June 30, 1887, Corona, California W^è .1 I ■ -.fa- V; r : VOLUME 1. SOOTH RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO CQtTNTY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1887. NUMBER 4. Owniízg Land. ^ '• T^ more people 5n the world to-day who hold the , principle that Ihero should be no ■ private » pwhorship of land than '-'} there ever were Ijcfolre. In its es-: sence it is ji yéry old principi^, older than Christiaiiity; for under the ' Ìlóman Republic inehBures for redistribution of land were repeatedly ., ùrg^d.■■ -, course if the government may , take â tnan's lind awdy from him, to give it to another man, in order to equalize property, it may take SI way land fwim fill owners, and be-etôw it uj^tt ^^^^^^ in order to abolish povcflty. Nò doubt "the agitation against Îaiïd ««Wïership. in~ our day has gained nmcli of its force from the war fectween landlords and tenants in frcland, À whole people have iseen br0t;^it to, the point of regard-. iirg as a. ^cvance the possession of title t® laud, by men who do not - -work it. The Government of Great Jiritain, by its Irish land laws, has ' «conceded this much: that the landlord may not enforce his own will in detiriuiniiig how much rent the tesiant «hall jjay, but must accept xvhat a tribunal decidea to be fair * . SoclaKsm, too, has made great progress both in America and in JiujMp^ " The Socialist ^Ids that there is nò individual right thiat should not be ruthlessly ; swept away if it stands ever so little in the way of the rights of the community» ' Seeing that rich men own land, while iK)or men do not, . and seeing, alee, thatthe poor are more 'numerous than the rich, he jumps to the conclusion that the community suifera becauee every man daee aot possess an equal right to aìiaani 3 ' ■ Aitìwu^ sòme of these" theories are at piesent quit« popular, and will probably become more popular for time, TTC do not think they ■will be long "lived.. They are contrary i« every principle of human progress. , ■ ^ it is only this very year that Congress has consented . to allow the allotment of land "in seyeralty" to Indians. Heretofore all the land in an Indian reservation belonged to the .tribe as a whole, and could not be divided. Under the new law .separate tractrft, of land may be given to individual Indians a» their exclusive "property. , .Whj is this done? For the good of'the Indians themselves. It is a jneasure to redeem them from wandering, ^savage hdbitsj ,to attach t hem ;tD one sjpot; .to ' inspire them with enterprise, by euabling each òhe to haVe and retain Ihat which hSs industry gains; ai^ to point out the way by which inen, now lazy and shiftless, may ?also acquire the means of living in îBomfort. It is impossible to 1>elieve ' that civilized liieh can lie'benefitted iidopting the system which prevents 11» Indiiiins , from, enierging ' from tltcir conditioh of barbarism, and jet there is no doubt that "so long_ •ns tìiey have hoiplace they câri càlï hoirie,' the Indians will continue , tq be huntcrfi and thriftless wanderr .. ers,. ■■ The',€^j)oncnt8 of land, ownership aure realjly fighting against human mÉJirc. God made men diiferent frema ' òach other. Man cannot raake .them alike. For thousands of ye^ the worid has been drawing nearer aiid nearep ' to the aceom-plishment-of wbaf seenis to be ' the divine plan, for it is . just and liumane. What isifchat plan? It is a system of law in which every man has aii equal chance to take that posi-tioft io life ifer which hia "ability and his industry fit him. This : it is wMch fosters enterprise and ei>. Bumes kuman progress. Takeaway the right which à man has to his farm and its products, arid Who will manure, plough, flow, and reap it? Take away his Tight to. his town lot, qnd who will Iwuild A .house upon it? Who wlil bóSld factories? Indeed, who wUl work at a^if there are to be no in-vestuaents into which one may put his earnings with a certaimty thiit they wiill not run away, "or th^t. ,ßon)e one. will not run. .awaiy . with No. The scheme looks well when one sees only that the purpose is to secure us much for the: poor as as for . the rich; but when one sees, also, that it is proposed to do this by making all men poor, by taking .away the greatest motive to industry, it is not worth thinking about a second time.-Youth's Companion. Utilizing Niagara Falls. The tondon Graphic thus speaks, of what it terms the desecration- of Niagara Falls:. "Nothing is sacred to the pfapticaljnan of the present agc^ especially when- he happens to dwell across ihe Atlantic. There he uses the > M'onders of nature as advertising boards for puffing qUack medicines or patent stoves, and the pictutesque and griindiose are only appreciated by him in, proportion to tneir utilitarian value. For many years past, however, he has, had a standing grievance. In thtí falls of Niagra he has seen a force of 7,000,-000 horse jpower Tunning ~ro waste, and his regrets that no effort has been made to utilize so stupendous a force have found vent in every newspaper in the Union.- "His mind is being now set at rest. ' Some years since, the first considerable use of water power at Niagara was made ,by the running of a hydraxdic canal about a mile in length from Port Day to a point below the falls. ITiis has beeh\ sc successful that a. far more ambitious enterprise is now being undertaken by a "Niagara Tunnel and Power Company." Breiily outlined, the schpme is to constriict a subterranean tunnel from the water dine below the falls extending through the solid, rock to the upper Niagara river, at a point about one mile above the falls, where a head of about 120 feet is obtained. It is stated that the magnitude of the power thus available will exceed the combined power in; use at Holy-oke, Lowell, Minneapolis, Cohoes, Ke^'iston and Lawrence. The mill sites arc to be provided with railf way sidings and tracks leading to all important , riorthcrn railways, while the Erie canal, seven miles distant, is connected with the river arid is .t|iU8 available for the dispatch of goods. The cost of this scheme is estimated at $4,000,000 to $5,000,000, and the work is to be executed by an , army of 10,000 Italian laborers." The Ideal Home. Some things I would relegate to the bed room—out of the way somewhere—in locked drawers, for ih-stance. I mean mei^ientoeB of • sea weed, and dried ferns or flowers, and wretched daubs on china, canvas or paper, the crude efforts of youthful members of the family and friends and compel ¡them to violate truth by pretending to like them. There is no. reason why an object should not be useful as well as ornamental.' Indeed, there can be no beauty without fitness. Nature everywhere teaches us the compatibility of the highest utility with the grelitest beauty. And so with rbeauty and truth. There may be truth without,beauty. Truth, beauty and utility are the inseparable trinity of the ideal home. Let us then write them upon the portals of the house as the epitome of all that is most admirable in religion, in art, and in every-day life.—Journal Decorative -Art...............•............................. Money in Circulation. The ideal home beautiful is attained rather by avoiding errors of taste than by the adoption of special dogmas of art. For my own part if I have any dogmas to preach they may fairly ^ be condensed in this one rule : "Avoid shams and aff'ectatidns of all kinds.'' Don't mistake mere prettinçss for beauty ; millinery, for instance, is out of place ih tHè bbme^beauti- ful.v- ^ ; Don't attach to your chairs and sofa cushions,' meaningless bows of ribboa which tie nothing; Don't dress up your toilet tables in muslin petticoats stifflened. with crinoline, or colored calico. Don't scatter sttyrtling white "tidies" about clwirs and sofas, as on so many bushes, as if you were hanging; out the wash to dry. Don't display on, your walls cl^ina plates and dishes. They were never meaiit to go there^, An excep-tian may be made now an4 then in favor of a piece of fine colbr, to help light up the room, or where a delicate china painting is worthy of careful examination. But hang up ordinary ¿omeatic china I Don't 1 , Dorilt h^g small, pictutes so that their beauty is lost to any one under eight feet high.. If a picture Is not seen frbm the same position that, the artist saw it -wÎien. ..he painted it, the drawing will appear foreshortened and the général effect consequently falsified.:. Don't hang any picture m the home which has not the impress çf elegance, purity and cheerfulnessl Don't give place to representations of corpses, tortured saints, or anything occasioning painful emotions.- And, above, all, having such., picjiures, and j WanM down^ staii'^,- don't .banish"thefti .to ^the ,, At; the present time, deducting the money held , by the Treasury and the banks, the amount of circulation really in the hands of the people can ^ hardly fall, says the Baltimore Sun, much short of $900,-000,000, or about $16,25 to eyery man, woman and child in the country. This amount afiiply «uflaces for the, business needs of the United States, supplemented, as it is, by the use bf checks and drafts. So extensive is the use of checks and drafts at the present time, alongside of coin and other recognized forms of money, that it may be questioned whether the quantity of cash in a community is as much now as formerly a measurfe of its prosperity. On the 17th of September, 1881, the total -receipts of the national banks in New York, in other reserve cities, and of the banks elsewhere in the United States, aggregated $295,233,-779, but of this amount only 1-38 per cent was in gold, 0'17 per cent in silver, and 4-36 per cent in paper ddrrency, while 94'09 per cení Were in checks, drafts, etc. In New York city less than one ;per cent of the payments wcro-made in gold or in-currency, while 98*86 ppr ceut were in checks and drafts. In the banks elscwhei^and not in the re!-serve citieB,^3Ípet cent of all pay-menta.were Wde in gold,' 0-68, in silver 14'27 per cent in currency, and 81-74 per cent in checks and drafts. From this exhibit of the amount of business transacted in one day and in a few cities by means other than gold or silver coin or currency, it is evident that the silver enthusiast and the green-backer "may very well over estimate the importance ¿f their respective , The Color Xáne. Every now and then the color line bulges up, and some body seems to forget that this is 1887 arid not 1861i There has recently been a military display at Washington, and some of the coinpanies dropped out of line because there were companies of colored men in the procession. That is very like twenty-five years «go, and it will :npt do. We have the kindest feeling for prejudices that are the result of education and training; The man who has been trained to think that the colored man is an inferior being and cannot be : anything .else, is not to blame for continuing to think so. We Are top much the creâtures of surroundings to be held responsible |br our way of thinking. But when our prejudices come into conflict with stubborn fact, it is pure folly to j^rmit them to ri^le us. The negro is a éitizeh. Before the Jaw he is dür èqual in the enjoyment of his right|; It is of no use now to dis-çuss the question of the wisdóm or unwisdom of jjestowlng upon this y^t atmy of men the rights of citizenship. It has- been; doné; His rights are recognized m the fundamental law:0f the: nation.^ far as citizenship -^i«^ concB may treat him in accordance with even unjust prejudice" within certain limits. We may refuse to admit him into our parlor. That is our business. But; we have no right to say that, he shall not be admitted into ouri< neighbor's parlor, and it would be Very ungentleman-ly for 118 to leave our neighbor's parlor if we found him in it. The military show at'Washington was an occasion on which military companies were invited to come, parade and drill in competition. There were no restrictions as to who should come ; and as there are colored military companies, the presence of some of them might reasonably lieen thought a possibility. I^ theMofé, anybody felt too nice narch in the 1 same .procession with the colored soldiers, he ought not to 'have gone at all. But what was the matter M'ith the colored military ? Were they ill behaved? Were they disreputable ? Was there anything the matter except that.their faees were black ? If that was all was it not perfect tom-follery for the disgusted companies to fall put of line ? If it was because of imperfection of character, in one or all, or a lack of polish, or of iritelligence, are we to infer that ail the whiiô companii» that' were present were bontons ? Tl^e military of this country must be a marked ¡exception to the general rule among associations, if everybody in it is unexceptionable in all particulars. , Some of the gentlemen who would have nothing to do with the colored man seemed to take a great deal of pleasure in the belief that they would be wildly applauded at home for the stand they took. We should be sorry to know that they received such reward. A full military company that is capable of snch monumental foolishness ought to be all of't hat stripe that one community ought to possess. .But it is a very easy way to get fame, if fame was really achieved by the coUrse pursued. Kicking a man because he is black necessitates only two things : a black man and a kick. The first is supplied without ally effort on the part of the kicker, and the second is no more than a mule could do. It is a short cut to fame, if it leads to fiime.-^Western Rixfal. Redolent of Garlic. each was privately informed of-the other's weakness and warned to watch his companion to prevent him taking his own life. Thus each had a charge in the other, c Their vigilance was unceasing. Each supposed himself perfectly sanev and. this belief was accompanied by considerable scorn for the other's weakness of intellect and accompanying delusions. Gradually under the influence of tiiis treatmerifthe patients were observed to improve. To have their attention centered on definite duty ana oh objects external to themselves proved a tonic for their^ diseased minds, and gradually a complete cure was affected, and they received their discharges from the asylum.—S'cl. Am. Preservation of Wooden Poles. A simple luothod of treating wood with preservative solutions is employed in Norway for telégiaph poles......Aftet4he. poles are set in place a man goes from ouo to another witb an auger, with which hé bores a hole in each post, beginning at a point about two feet above the ground, and boring obliquely downward, at as small an angle as possible with the axis of the post, until the.point of the augur reaches the centre of the Stick.' The augur hole should be a inch in dianieter, and, in telegraph poles of, the ordinary size, will hold easily 4 to 5 ounces pf sulphate of copper, which is put into it in the form of coarsely powdered crystals, and the opening then stopped with a plug, the end of which is left projecting as a nandle, so that it can bo pulled out and replaced. It is found that the crystals of copper sulphate disappear slowly, so that every three or four months the charge must be renewed ; while the wood, both above and belpw the augur hole,-even to tbe very top pf the pple, gradually assumes the greenish tint, due to the presence of copper in the pores.'—Sci. Am. Story of Swimmer Boyton. brace and 'stay for the upper portion of the pole. A tube of canvas pr cotton, about'tiiree Of four feet longer than the pole, open at its lower end and slitted a short distance at its upper end, is secured to the scmicirotilar plates. This tube receives and eonductn the friiit to the ground or hand of the operator. To use the! gatherer, the cutting plates arc closed and it is hoisted up among the branches. When neftir the fruit, the opetator inserts the off'set of a detachable handle in the convenient slot in the sliding rod, and, by means of the handle, pukhes the rod upward, thereby causing the pivoted arms carrying the cutting plates and the flexible tube to extend upward and outward nbove the end of the polo. The fruit is thus covered within the outstretched cutting plates and tube, and, upon the handle being drawn downward, the stem is cut by the plates as they come together. The fruit is then coii4u.cte^l by tiic tube., gently to the grouriu. .....—— m ' Early use of iDetbogaziy. "»«v.. I remember a charming French friend of mine who used, now and again, to give himself a great deal ofgigot stuffed with garlic; after which meal he would drink a few glasses of tafia, smoke a cigaret. or two of caporal, and then call upon me and invariably kiss me. His breath was attar of roses or Ess. Bouquet compared to the person of an average Spaniard. By an ex-trayagant and continuous consumption of garli^these people, men and women, get it into their skins. From their skins it passes into their clothes, so that they walk abput in a small personal atmosphere of garlic indescricably sickly and sipken-Jng. A Spanish gentleman remarks ed to me one day in a Madrid sa-laoon, whilst praising English women, their beauties; .virtueSj etc.: "There is only one fault that I detect in them—their skin has no perfume. When I kiss a Spanish lady's hand I smell that delicious national odor that we all adore; but an English lady's hand, though delicately white and soft, does not absolutely smell of anything." - He missed, poor fellow, the taint of garlic.-^Madrid Letter. , ' interesting Cure of Insanity. about Capt. Paul He was on *A story told Boyton is interesting, his way down the Rhone, in France, near Syssel, when ho noticed the people along the bank making unusual noises and gesticulations.. Thinking they were caused by their admiration for him Boyton didn't mind them, but when he got nearer tile people he saw it was fear that caused their actions, and that they were entreating him to stop; but he couldn't dp this on account of the rapidity of the current. Then he saw several soldiers run out on the bridge and hurriedly grind away at some cranks, and few mo ments, a little before his eyes, rose a net work ot chains and hooks, which was stretched across the river to catch contraband goods that might be floated down, and that would of made mince-meat out of the yoyager if the guards hadn't seen him. As it was, when he floated under, the lowest row of hook^ Was only a few inches from his face.-=^Chicago News. Fruit Gatherer. An interesting instance of fighting insanity by insanity has recently been noticed among the Black-well's Island, patients. - Two lunatics had been received who were disposed to commit suicide. In addition each possesped a special delueipn, pne to the effect that he was a^ cow, the other that 'his head was an'^eji ball, and was to be rolled f^ong the floor. They car-into action, one 'iB^ik^'g; hik;head against the pad-wii'U his cell, the other roll-And of CQiKaQJxiahody with^^ffìòng^ floor. . Thö, two / Wé are indebted to the Scientific American for the following description Pf a fruit gatherer; for cuts descriptive of it see the issue of that journal for June 11th : By means of this light and portable device, the fruit may be harvested without injury to either tree or fruit, and any known fru^ may be brought from the top of a tree to the groünd or hand of the operator in ftr perfect condition. The upper end pf á hard light wppd pole is cpnstructed with flat éides and edges. Centrally, upón pne side pf the pole, is a grppve^'^in which slides an irón.or st^l red, pivpted to the upper end pf which ^e short arms whose free enás areuñited to semicircular cutting plates. The straight edge of on« of the plates is formed with a cu ting edge, while the straight edge 0/ the other plate Is prpvided ^ith an angular grppve tP receive the cutting edge. A wrought ircn cap having a central triwgiilar-crosB-pieoe is fitted pver th^fjad pfjhe ppl»^ as a ^idVto^é'Bhart AMIliiB 'an^ a9«a It is said mahogany was first known to Europeans through the fact that Sir Walter Raleigh, when at Trinidad in 1595, used planks of it to repair one pf his vessels. The samples thus carried to England were much, admired, but for Pver 100 years it was put te no practical use. In 1720, however, a Dr. Gibbons, of London, received a few mahogany planks from a friend in the West Indies, and em-ploj'cd a cabinet maker tP TVPrk them up. From that time tP the present, the wood has been a staple article of commerce. So far the supplies have practically a.ll come from Spanish America, but there is some possibility that other sections may contribute to tlie supply. Ma-hoganyi though of an inferior quality,. has been shipped from Africa, and certain parts of India have proved to be adaptisd to its growth; Mahogany is pf slow. grpwth.r-Sciv Am. . ' That was AIL' She was on the noon train from San Francisco to-day. At Tracy she touched the conductor's elbow and said: " If you please, sir, is this Stockton ?" "No m'm," he said, "I'll let you know when we reach"there." At Banta she hunte'd him, caught him on the platform and asked: "Is this Stockton?" "No madam," ho said, again "this is not Stocktpn. I'll let you knpw when we reach there." ifhe train sped PU; Pver the San Jpaquin bridge, an4 made a Ipng stop. She hitched uneasily in her seat for ten minutes, and then started off in pursuit of that conductor. A paaseriger voltmieered to fetch him out of the bar-room. "If you please, sir," she began, "is this-J, "Great Scott I" hb interrupted; "no I no I—this is Lathrop. I'll let you know when we reach there." She Was a rather elderly lady, and very thin and very meek and low voiced, and inexperiencbd in matters of travel. So the; conductor felt himself under obligations of humanity tp^oint put Stockton to her, when the'^iBftin drew up hero. The cars had not yet cprae tp a stop when the conductor was at her side. She thanked him, got tip. and, a« he supposed, started out. But after the train "had 8tarted.Bnd got half wÀy tojiodl, he was - surprised to find her still aboard. The conductor was mad. "See here," he growled, "didn't I tell you we were at Stockton? , I can't back my train Up now; it's your o«rn fault. Why didn't you get off when I told you?" "Oh," she said, "1 didn't want to get off. My daugiiter gave me some pills this moroing, and tpld me to take the next dòse about tho/i time the train.reached Stockton, which would be noon, she siiid ; that was all." '•Tickets I" he shouted ; "tickets, gentlemen !"—Stockton Mail. The boom has struck Wayne! One of our most highly esteemed citizens who does nòt care to havo his name mentioned, informs Us -hat he will undoubtedly erect this season, a hen-coop to cost not less than five dollars., Andre>V Atkinson is building a dog kennel. Smith Jones has sown his lots to turnips. John Doe will put a wire fence around his premises. The Hon. Doolittle Mornington has jointed his barn a pea green. Our neighbor Hezekietli Barnstormer has prooured a new clothes line at great expènse. All these things indicate that tlm boom has firi^lly struck us, and that wc are on «10N high road to prosperity. Now is the time for the young man li> catch on to that tide in the affairs of men that leads to fortune. Buy a lot. Buy two, and in futuro years when these shall havo trebled in value, and you havo become . double-barrelled millionaires, you ' will rise up from your soft couches and call us blessed for giving you such excellent advice.—Adapted from boom advertisements of neighboring towns.T-Wayho (Nebraska) Gazette. 1 ,, ' ^ »1 '' ; Duuino a marriage ceremony in Texas: the other day the guests-became involved in à geheriftl fight. Revolvers were being drawn and the bride had! crawled under tlie piano when the officiating clergy-tnan saw how matters, were, going reached down intp his surplice and began blazing away with his six-shooter from his pocket. Several of the, guests made a break for tlio , door, but the clergyman winged them as they went out. The groom was shot a couple ,pf times, through the back and during the remainder of the ceremeny was supporteiSP' hjt a brother. The local paper referred to the wedding as being "a little informal affair, at which there were none but near and dear friends, and was one of the most quiet, but nene the loss merry, weddings ever celebrated in Texas. Funeral of the grppm Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clook." ; ^ - , A newcomer in a Texas toWtt wad asked hispoUticB, and he promptly replied that he was a democrat. Ho was asked how he stood on the temperance question, and ' he repli^ that he fdvored high licence. Ho was asked as to his religion, and he ' thought it over a spell and slowly ■ replied: . "I can't say. I've got to look around and see which church.con-, gregatipn will probably furnish the most applications for life insuranci» in the company I represent"—Wall Street News, Tourist, (to Highland sentry on a cold, frosty morning): "Sentry, are you cold with the kilt?" ^'No ; but I'm near kilt wi' the cauld." 'Citizens Bank Î
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