South Riverside Bee, February 23, 1888

South Riverside Bee

February 23, 1888

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South Riverside Bee (Newspaper) - February 23, 1888, South Riverside, California VOLUME 1. SOUTH RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, FEISlìUARY 23, 1888. NUMBER 39 ajough to prevent baking feeather.\ FOR SALE QN EASY TEKMS. S3»000 Acres of t]^ famouslyRICH CHINO RANCHIS NOW IN THE MARKET IN TEN ACRE TRACTS. THOUSANDS OF ACRES ARE ' MOIST LAND AND NO IRRIGATION, And may be made IMMEDIATM.y PROFITABLE by cultivating garden vegetablen, alfalfa, etc. The slzeiof tlie ranch enables buyers to choose tracts exactly suited to vegetables and alfnflSa to orun'ges, liniCH, and lemons; to olives, grapes, pears, primes, peaches, pluins, apples, berries; to walnuts and other nuts-all staple product« with steady and improving markets.FULL BEARING ORCHARDS AND VINEYARDS Are growing thriftily WiTHOUT IRRIGATION on lands immediately adjoining the dryest part of the Chino lands. No other lands in the State give surer guarantee of the LARGEST PROFITS (at so small a cost) realized in the growth of vege-^bles and all citrus and deciduous fruits, and from $200 TO $1,000 PER ACRE ARE REALIZEI . In difTerent parts of the State from many products. ^The Soil is of Unequaled Fertility. It is mainly decomposed vegetable matter, with sane in dry and becoming muddy in ji^Moisture Rapidly Rises tm^e Surface. The whole tract is smooth, without brush and ready for the plow, without gulches or rocks, with a uniform slope of 20 to 40 feet to themile.jiist right for best drainage without washing ARTESIAN AND 8UBFACE WATER , t. Is plentiful, pure and soft. Aftesian is flowing from wells 150 to 300 feet on diflfcrent parts of the tract, and an abundance of unfailing surface water froni 6 to 18 feec. ^ More artesian wells are being sunk. Plentiful supply is assured. The whole tract lies near Pomona and Ontario, in San Bernardino County, which has fine public improvements, cash aliead and enjoys the Lowkst Tax Rates.THE TITLE IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. RAILROAD FACILITIES are good and will soon be better. Depots of the two great overlamd Lines are near. The Chino Valley Narrow Gauge to connect Chino with Ontario on the Southern Pacific, and the broad guage Pomona & Elsinore which - pa.s'ses nearly nine miles over the Chino ¿anch, via Chino Town, are .imdcr actual construction. Chino will have close connection with the great Southern Pacific and Santa Fe competing overland systems.The Town of CHINO Is eligiljly located in the centre of the tract, with; large lots, broad streets, alleys and .. reservations for Spacious Pabkb. It will have two' steam railroads and artesian water. It is certain to beTHE BUSINESS CENTER For a large extent of the richest land in California. The tract now offered will SUPPORT 2000 FAMILIES. Buildings are going up. Many are decided upon, with newspaper, bank, eU-. The land is.' olTered at Very Low Prices at which Hioii ISTEBEST can be made upon the cost. No other equally valuable land is offered .so cheap. Prices are sure to rapidly advance., The most (/ . critical inspection is invited-^a HOME-SEEKERS, INVESTORS AND SPECULATORS Should-fexamine thLs property before purchasing. One-third cas/li and balance in one and two years at 8 i)er t;ent. interest. Carriages and drivers always ready to show the property. RICHARD GIRD, Proprietor, ~ P|MONA, CALIFORNIA. rlveuside : LA/RIj Ii; <fc CO. WATCHES, CLOCKS, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY. A(iF.NTS FOK THE light running domestic sewing machine. RIVERSIDE, CAL. O. W. PACKAmJ), X)É3ÑrTIST, C.astlemati's BuILDINI», - rlveeside, CaLTF. Nitrous Oxiub Admi.nist- kku. . All work warranted. GET PRICES AT Orafige TPrees AT HALF PRICE. I anrnow prepared to funush fine, large, first-class Orange Trees for- the season of 1888, at the following prices: Per 100 Irccs. Washington i^avels, June buds........i CO AVashington Navels, 2-year-()kl biids... 100 Mediterranean Sweets",2-yCar-old buds,, 75 Hour Stock .Seedlings, 4 years old....... 80 Indian Pviver Sweets, " " " ....... 50 Unshiu of Jai>an, 2-year-old buds, smaller trees..................... ...... 50 And other varieties cheap. Send for cin^ulars. Reference, Riverside Banking Company. J. 11. FOUNTAIN. Riverside, Jan., 1888. rincon.JOHN NOBLE —DEALER IN—Dry Goods, Gocerries, Boots and Shoes And all Goods usually kept in aGENERAL STORE At prices as low as they can be bought elsewhere. RINCON, - CALIF. DEALERS IN 'MEDICINES,VARNISHES, BRUSHES AND WALL PAPER.RIVERSIDE, CAL. E. DB. STJLIíTTOTSr,-Attorney & Counbellor at La.w (Notary Puülic.), ROOMS 9 & 10 CASTLEMAN BLOCK: Rivkiisidk, California. C. P. HAYT- S. K. KLINEFELTER. riverside : A. A. WOOD, Wholesale land Retail Dealer inStoves, Hardware & Tinware,Crockery, Glassware, Agate-iron ware. Pumps, Gas-pipe, Water-pipe, Wagons and Agricultural Implements of all kinds. Roofing and Plumbing a Specialty. Main St., Riverside, Cala. A. KEITH, President. O. T. DYER, E. C. DYER, Casiiieii. J. A. BRENNEMAN, Vice Pbest. Manaoek. J. H. GOODHUE, Asst. CasiiiebRIVERSIDE BANKING COMPANY. CAPITAL PAID IN $200.000. INCORPORATED FEB. 12Tn, 1885. Time Loans Negotlatei on ImDroyea Beal Estate and FirsfClass Securities BongM and Sold. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO COLLECTIONS. NATIONAL PA-RK BANK, New York., , PACIFIC BANK, San Francisco. MERCHANTS NAT'L BANK, Chicago. FIRbT NAT'L BANK, Los Angeles. SOUTIf KiVE-RSIDB.LIVERY Sl FEED STABLE ! F. COBTJR-ISr, î^rop. Fashionable Turnouts. Rigs Furnished with or without Drivers. Bus Meets all trains. Ca,ï3ita,l ^100,000 Soxxtli lilvexsitì-e, Oala,. Hayt & Klinefelter, FASHION Carriage and Saddle Horses. l^^U^ .STZSIBEI', I=li-V3rsidLe Califorxiia.. Good Rigs Furnished on Short Notice, and Drivers Supplied when desired. Horses Boarded» by the Day, Week or Month on Reasonable Terms. Public Hack in waiting on the Street at all Hours. W. G. McVICAR. A. A. RIDDELL IvUMBER. MCVICAR & RIDDELL, —DEALERS IN— Lumber, Doors, \Vindows AND Blinds SOUTH RIVERSIDE, CALIF. i SOUTH RIVEnSIDE. * * , * , * * * iiis New and Elegant Hotel in the Queen Colony of Southern California ani Gem City of . the Citrus Belt is now Finished & E/e^ant/y Furnished, Being supplied with PURE MOUNTAIN WATER, SUNNY ROOMS with opportunity-FOR FIRES, ELECTRIC BELLS and eyery modern improvement for the comfort and convenieiice of guests and the visitor to this new and enterprising Town will^find this well appointed hostelry a charming and healthful place ^Ocr, rounded by beautiful scenery, lofty mountains, fine hunting . and fishing within easy access, and the famous BLACK AND WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS BOTH HOT AND COLD only a few miles distant. The California Central R. R., a part of the Santa Fe system passes through' South Riverside and within full view of the Hotel, and the Pomona, South Riverside & Elsinore Railroad will soon be finished, making the new Town accessible from all quarters,^ The Hotjsl ° Temescal is now open for the accommoda,tion of guests and it will be conducted in first-class style at moderate rates, RATES $2^ TO $3 PER DAY,STEADY PROGRESS. DKVELOPMENTS NOW GOING ON IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COl NTiT. J. H. Fawcett, Manager. O. A. Smith, Proprietor. It keeps a man on the constant (pii vive nowadays to keep track of the remarkable develo[)ments going on in all parts of California. In fact, it is impossible to keep up with the march of events in the three Southern counties. And it is all but imi)0ssil)le to keep pace with the improvements constantly projected and being carried out in our own county of San Bernardino. Take the development of water, for instance,, and the bringing under cultivation of innnense tracts of hitherto desert landr^ From the summit of the San (iorgoiiio to the farthermost corner of the Rineoii the work is going on. At the mouth of Mill creek canyon tunnels aré being run and enough water is being developed to sujjply the mesa land thereabouts. At the mouth of the San Timoteo, canyon a large pipe line is being laid to convey Bear Valley water on the immense tract of fertile land about Mound City. The Gage canal is being extended over ten miles, so as to take in the Arlington heights tract. For many years it has been claimed and combatted that artesian water could be obtained at Riverside., At last it has been sccured, and yet so hiany wonderful discoveries have been made that this latest one hardly excites a ripple. At South Riverside an ■immense flow of artesian water has been found, and this too is taken as a matter of course. All up the northern side of the valley the same work of water develctpment is going on, apd almost invariably with success. Crossing the mountains to the north, and perhaps the .grandest scheme of desert reclamation in the south is fjund at Hesperia. Here for ages has lain a vast expanse of fertile soil. In the mountains close at hand was an abundance of water. It has remained for the enterprise of this decade to .bring the two together, thereby converting a wilderness into smiling ortihards and vineyards—and at the same tiine amply rewarding the bold spirits who are eai-rying out the plan. To the eastward, beyond the San (rorgonio, still other inlj).prtant developments are found, which while neminally in San Diego county, aïe in reality tributary and belong to San Bernardino. At Palm Springs several thousand acres of the most fertile soil in the State are brought under an abundant water supply and will in a few years take front rank as preeminently adapted to thei production of the orange and the raisin. Farther out on the desert, at Indio, artesian water Ihas been struck in abundance, and no one acquainted with that locality can doubt that in a few short years it will have a world wide reputation as a sanitarium of unequalled merit. In railroad building, as well as in water development, San Bernardino County is taking great strides. Foremost in importance comes the Valley Railroad, upon which trains are already running to Redlands-Lugonia, and which has been extended a considerable distance farther east. That this ' line will play an important part in the growth of the country is apparent at a glance. Next in importance (but perhaps it should be given first place) is the road which is to be built to the mountains and to Bear Valley. Tliis road will open a rich timber and mineral belt, and it is dilUeult to predict what part it will play in the development of the country. The road now being constructed from Pomona and traversing the (Jhino ranch is another important factjr in the county's growtli. " A perfect network of motor lines is projected in every direction. At eacli meeting of tlie Supervisors a half dozen or niore franchises are asked for lines in one direction or another, and it really seems as if in a year or two there would not be a highway in any direction in the county which will not be parallfeled by a motor line. In manufactures, too, San Bernardino seems destined to play a prominent part. The capitalists interested in the proposed iron works, at Chino have gone into the work with a vim which leaves no room foi-doubt as to its ultinnite success. No very great period will elapse before the hum of the engine and the roar of the blast furnace will be" iie/ird on the erstwhile peaceful, somiîolent cattle range of the Chino ranch. It 43oems almost a pity to sully so fair a ^^epot .with the dust and soot of a great manufactory, but such is ever the fate.of' scenes of pastoral beauty which lie in the pathway of adVancing civilization;- and Southerji California can hope to be no exception to the rule. In every direction riew. towns are springing up, and happy fibme^ are being created where the howl of the coyote has beei"! the only sound far ages. The site of the sheep corral of yesterday becomes that of the fashionable hotel - to-day. The greasewood and sagebrush ' give way to the orange and grape. From one end of ti«s fertile valley to the other the steady march of improvement is felt, while the air is potent" with rumor of what the next half decade will bring.—S. B. Times.Profits of the Fig. an interesting paper by a man who knows. Southern California from the sea coast to the interior mountain ranges is adapted for fig raising. It grows aiid produces luxuriously here at Ocoanside on the sea coast, and it is equally at home in the dryer valleys of the interior. On a recent visit to Los Angeles county I made it a special object to investigate the fig business there, and from the facts collected on that occasion I am inclined to I think if th(! fig industr}' is handled Irightitwill take tlie lead of a}-' most all kinds of fruit as a paying crop. I visited Mr. Stewart's fig -Orcliard near Downey City, and was greatly pleased with my investigations. In comparing the fig as a profitable crop with the olive, Mr. Stewart said that in three years after being put out,' the fig will begin to bear, and at four years old will produce enough to covcr "the original cost of trees, and cultivation, and from that on. it produces a steady income with little labor and expense. Ho says that his trees advance in value of crop one dollar each per year. For instance a six-j'ear-old tree will produce six dollars worth of figs; under ordinary circumstances a seven-year-old tree will produce seven dollars worth, and so on. Mr. Stewart's fig trees are from fifteen to twenty years old, and although liis orchard is small ho nets froni $1200 to $1500 a year out of it. The advantages Rlr. Stewart claims for the fig over most other sorts of fruit are, first^ as compared with olives and citrus fruits, it begins to produce paying crops several years before either of these. 2d. Tliat it is a constant and uniform bearer from year to year. 3d. That figs arQ,,,ea8ily dried and prepared for market. 4th. That while you are waiting for olives and citrus fruits to bear you have made a good many dollars out of your fig orchard, ae figs usually begin to pay in the third year after planting out. 5th. The market for dried figs is immense, and is not likely to be overstocked in the near future. A fact not generally known is that tiie common blue fig, when fully ripe, is capable of being made into a very fine grade of brandy that will age sooner than any grape brand}' by one-half. The fig is not a troublesome tree to cultivate. Little else is needed than thorough cultivation, as the annual shearing down and thinning out like otiier deciduous fruit trees need, is not necessary, , The only pruning required is when branches hang down too low to bo cultivated. An immense field is now opened up for good California figs for the purpose of being crystalized and sold as confections. A firm which manufactured such articles in Los Angeles has bought all of Mr. Stewart's figs and pays him $50 per ton for the same this season. . One dilliculty in the way of fig culture has been its nomenchiture. Tliere are several varieties of figs known as White Smyrna in cultivation, some of which are. perfectly Worthless and some are fine. Mr. Stewart has certainly the most luscious figs I have tasted in California, and he claims they are the true White Smyrna. I have tasted some having the same appearance, but as dry as chip almost, and very insipid. . A coming fig for Southern California is the Pacific White, which originated in Sacramento county a short time ago. It is a fine flavored large fig, and it has the merit of maturing its fruit on the trees nearly the same time, so that the crop can be gathered all at once. The men who will first make a specialty 6f figs, and will only plant the best varieties, will probably get better returns for their capital and labor, than they would out of any other fruits, and they woiild not have to wait a decade before they obtained results. And lastly and not least, the fig, to my taste, makes the finest preserves in the world and requires less sugar than, most other' green fruits.^ Sbmi-Tiopic Planter. San Diego is to-,have an Opera Housp costing $185.600,. Ninety thousand dolla.r8 is alroady,,8ub-scribed, and the balance promised-by responsible parties.—rCpurier,-.Southern Californian News. Long Beach will incorporate. IMonrovia expects to illuminate .with gas by April 1st. Riverside is happy over thé success of the Citrus Fair. IMonrovia has organized a building and loan association. An attempt will be made to get, artesian water at Auburndale,' ¡Eralham has again changed its name. After this it is to be El Modena. There is talk of the Metho(3ists building a $20,000 sanitarium near Los Angeles. A first-class bath he use and swimniing bath are soon to be built at Fairvifiu'. A census of Saiita Ana will settle the question, "how many inhabitants have you?" Tcrracina property continues to go off at a rate rapid enough to satisfy almost,any reasonabljj man. —Citrograph. A new $75,000 hotel for Colton is said to be an assured fact. It is to be built by i\Ir. Seymour, proprietor of the Russ llouso in San Francisco. It will be of brick, four stories in height and is to contain 150 rooms.—Courier. The specimens of iron ore that have recently been discovered in the mountains east of Como, and within throe miles of Elsinore, ace saiil by an experienced miner to be very valuable ore. There a,rG thousands of tons in sight. Anson Harrison, brought in some fine strawberries yesterday morning, just ]H(îked from" his patch in tlie San Bernardino foothill citrus belt. The berries were placed before the horticultural visitors at the Stewart hotel at dinner yesterday. —Courier. Mr. Isaac Goble, who lives in the we'Ktcrly part of Chino, recently [irocured sonic strawberry j)lants iii Pomona and buried them for a few days. W'lien he took them up for planting this week he found a ripe, sound berry on one of them.— Cham])ion. An allowance for five , extra clerks for a period of one month was made to the post-otllce at Los Angeles yesterday by the postmaster general, in order .]that the avalanche of second and third-class ■matter may be handled.—L. A. Tribune. ; Redlands is to have a Wells, Fargo it Co.'s express office opened as soon as the necessary supplies can get here. Now give u.s a tele-^ graph oflice—we have had a telephone line a good while—and we .will be tolerably fixed for communication with the outside world.— Citrograph. Four new locomotives have been received by the California Southern railroad, to be usqd between San Bernardino and San Diego. With this .additional Iielp' the company hopes to be able to move the blockaded cars .BO as to bring up the lumber. We hope so, as building is fearfully hampered b.y lack of, building material.—CitrograpluA California Climate. Summers and winters are so much alike that one is puzzled to choose between thqm. There are few summer days on which the mercury passes 90 degrees Eahrerb-heit, yet few in winter when it doep not reach 70. The surf that beneath the bright sky and 'gentle breeze rolls soiazily in long miles of snowy foam changes its temperature scarcely four degrees from' summer to winter. Tliis makes, sea bathing an almost every day possUiility; and one may bathe either in the surf ór in :the still Wiiters of tlie bay ; the two being 100 yards apart at the'bath houses. Upon the higher parts of thepenirt-sular even hoar frost is unknown, and on the low parts is seen only once or twice in occasional years, and then is gone with the sunrise. As frost can occur in this section only perfectly clear nights, the following day is sure to be bright and warm. At this season, too, the sea breeze has fallen away to a mere breath of air, so that the greater part of the winter days differ slightly in temperature from the average summer day. Grass, trees aiid flowers and even the tropical plants grow in midwinter with a vigor unknown upon mosJt of the low parts of the uiainland where .the temperature falls loo much by night. We find here what can be found in few other parts of the world^a plaae to escape both the cold .of winter aod the heat of summer, where the .wio-terfiéa, like the winter land, is ^ plaything instead of aierr.or. AnA" alLthis in the center of a vast .oiu-phitheajtre^ where great mountaina sit as Bileiat ^pectatora looking dowji uiwn the mightieet oCoceans. T. S. V.VN DyjcK, in February Ovex- nmii, I " ;