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La Verne News (Newspaper) - March 15, 1888, La Verne, California A - f LA VERNE, LOS AtfGELES CO^,. CXL. THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1888: r V- NO. 1. J. T. SMITH, M. D., Physician and Surseon. one*, «or. Grud At*. Md IMsior Rtrert. llMddMe*, cor. Urud At*, ud Girador» Rt. ProlrarioBal «di* ottcAdcd promptljr day or ■iKht. A. L. RODINSOX, REAL EST^E AND INSUR-ARCE AGENT.. jtaU la La Ttnra aid anraa* propntyforsal*. ^Tio* larrtaa* to ahow Tla'tor* aroand. OPPICK. Cor. Uraad At*, and Ddmar Rt. W. R. ROBBINS, LA VERNE RESTAURANT AND LODGING HOUSE, Vr^HNrr* «oo^-WidJOi^JKJt R« Cocaer ot Graad ATcnne and Erl* Rtrarfe'' ‘A CITY HBT CPON A iOLL.” The La Verne News, Pablitb*d cTMry Thnraday. JOHN SYMES, Editob a.n*d Pcdlihhbu. Entered at the Po*tUdle* a* aerond-ciaM matter. Sl'BsctumoN Rater. One Tear, In adriuice. • Riz Month*.    . Three Month*. "    -    -    . Simple Copte*. 6 orate. 9tM LW AdVKRTIRI.N’G R.tTES.' AdTertMnp Rate* «HI be piTea at the Office. Boeincu Local*. !• orat* per line each Ineertloa. U. T. ORRIN, Contractor for Street Gradioii. Tx>t leTeUnp, excaratlon of reaerTolrs. cellars, etc.. etc. LA VERNE. CAL. JOHN B. HILL, Carriage ««Sign Painter. Rraldeaee cor. Ramona Are. aad Cambridge Rt., LA VERNE, CAL. Arel HpE^íÁXD DAVIS, tiíectalnd d Draftsman. Plaae aad'lepeciilrations. deeign*. eleTStloa*. proflles. and detl|dl tVo* prepured and farnisbed to order, fur eottafjea, manHiou*, hotel*, charche*. hoalBe** bliMk*. or any *ort of archltectnral draftlajt. Firat cIom work pnaraiiteed. Offie* with La Verne l.and Co.. obr. Grand Atc. —dP^ar Street. WM. S. BIRD, INSURANCE AGENT. Offito, cor. Grand Are.and Delmar Street, LA VERNE, CAL. 8. H. HARKEY, Bricklaying Contractor. rblmneyB.fonndAtion«, lirr wall*, brick block*, •ad all that cln*« ot work done pnmiptly and in beat *tyl* ot worknianMhip. LA VE.tNE, CAL. FRANK I-:. PERLEY, Transfer and JobWagoiis Hanling of good* to and from Depot, and ali kind* of teaming.    , l.*are order* at the La Vera* Stea.« Planing Mill. A Bit of History—Bow Dr. Allen Discovered the La Verne Country. In July, 1883, Dr. Allen, his uife and ir three boyt^witli theold white horse, Rr«#ron ami jcnm {finir .outfit, wen* from an cxteudetl trip ifito San Dit^^ and San Bernardina''-cbuutiea. TlieyYiad conie past a cdnutry ot rodsS and brush this side of Indian Hill, hcúl observed that the country became nuure inviting' as they e.*>me on until flnii3Íy* they were surpri.sed at the which o¡)ened out before their eyes os they neared the jrresent site of La Verne. The Doctors attention was es-liecially arrested by the Inxnriaut growth of cactus, there being several acres of it which stood in solid masses four to five feet high and loaxW with fruit. The Doctor thought that land which would produce such cactus would grow any-' t'ling that heart could wish. Sohcdrove up under the big oak tree at the Goodrich ])lace and askerl the lady of the house a great many questions. ;Vs a result, in Octolier of that year the “Stbwell Tract,” including the principal water rights of the San Dimas canyon,, was purchased by a Pasadena syndicate. Had it. not b«?u for his camping trip LftA'eme would not probably Lave o'er been heard of, for the Doctor is originally the projector of our town. But at that time there ww no thought of a town, only of a beauti-fol foot-hiil settlement. C. R. DAILP;Y, Fresco and Sign Painter. R(**Jd«*i GlraUora *Lv«t. on AleMandro ATOuno. month of NYE &'ARMSTiU).NG,    ^ House and. Sign Painters and paper HAxaeKs. Rsdalla At*., north ot Glendora Street, LA VKU.XE, CAL. JOHN T. LAWRENCE, heavy teaming And Transfer Business. R**ld*aee on Motcpb .Are., north of.Qlrndoro St. ORDERS 4*KO.MPTLV ATTEXUEI) TO. SOLOMON OATES, Nursery and Green House. Frnit and Ornainmita! trees, «hado trees, ■hrttb*. flower*, bulb*. eU*.    ... Grraa hom<« and ranch on Mountain Ave., north of La V*rne. .    •    COME    AND    SEE.    ' JOHN V. SMlTHi CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEY'OR, ER.NE, CAL.^ Tau... INE & KCTZ,*' Propr.otors ot The La Verne Milk Dairy. Par*. fr**h milk delivered every day Uf fuiiillle* and other pntroiw. Meflldrare and Dairy Farm oppomlle La \erne, aonth of the A.. T. A Santa Ke II. R. ^    ; lLH.TLVÍmÑ, Plastering Contractor. Good work, prompt merTlc*. fair pricee.' laqnlre at th* La V*rne restaurant, cor. Grand Ave. and Brie St. J. J. COYLE, Landscape Photographer. VIewa takai of house*, yard*, orchard*, frnit asen**, flowar seenM. domamtic anímala, aad all hlada ot outdoor photographing work, liqnir* at La Varne rentunrant. V. F. NORTHROP, JOB and CONTRACT LATHER. laqnlre or leave orders at office of Im Verne Land Co. ,    * / u. CARPENTER AND BUILOER. iob Carpentry, *n<di a* bnlldiag fence*, gat**, torral*. awning*, cupboard*, conoter* and mhelv-■ 'II that Hn« nft* ■•'««i tn A Temperance Town, La Venn^artetl out to be a teinper-once town and has planted her roóts deep and firm in that soil. She hnn no iiHe for any man who huH any URe for a liquor Haloon. It in true that the lawR of California at preHcnt permit incojpQr-at<*d cities to prohibit Haloons merely as a poHeo i*egnlation. But the very next legiHlature may change that. La Verne dom not take any chances on the legisla-.ture. She guarantees the excluRiou of 4he liquor traffic from every inch of her ten'iTory for ¿H time to come, by u {wr-jietual covenant running with the land. Thus tliere is at least one pln<*e on the great green earth where the accursed saloon business cannot come. California a World Within Itself. (,'aliforuiu is n world within itself. With laborand business enough, if properly utilized, for the entire population of the Üni-||ti*d States; with a capacity to fi-cd them juid gold iunl silver enough to i»ay them; with land well watered and timbered, and a soil that produces a gi-eater varrety of fruits and v(*getables than thqt of any similar area on the face of the eaTth; with scenery the equal of which cunnot^in^ found elsewhere iu the world, and a iíl^-mate which for healthfulnesM is liuei-celled, California is truly a world*within itself, and I might say a paradise,—Cor New York World. A Supreme Court Decision. The deeision of the Supreme Court sustaining the prohibition ordinance of Pas-udemi was the most inqiortant poliitical decisicn ever rendeml iu California, and^ .yet only one pa|)t*r iu the State, the San Francisco Bulletin, has ever published the full text of that decree. It wasn’t pleasant rea<ling for liquor men. But the WoinansCÍristian Temix*rance Union of Pasadena has publisheil a Aery neat jiamphlet history of the whole case, including fall text of all the court decisions. I They wll it at 10 cents per copy or 15 copies for fl. Ptoceeds go toward the W.C. T. U. headquarters Imildiu^ in Los Angeles. Address Mrs. M. E. Case, South Pasadena, Cal. public me**tiiig at Retlding, Cal., has asked the town trustees to call an election to vote on the issuani'O of $30,000 Imnds to sewer and giwle the stiwts. Pasadena voted $190,000 for seweragv alone. The La Verne streets are graded and sewerage provideil by the Town Company itself, without auy extra tax on the people.    \ On Monday murniu^ during a half houUs fog at this point, there w as seen in the western heavens, a complete “fog bow.” It is i«eldom seen by anyone and those who did will never forget its app^ance. It was complete, only whiter than a rainbow, and arche<l the hills with true magnificence. A COLONY ENTERPRISE. Who are The La Verne Land The town of LaV speculative scheme ^of a few land-grabbers who make haste to get^rich upon the iqwils of puffmy and deception. The La Verne Land Co. has never done any mountebank business, to boom its town lots. Everything is offered purely on ite inerits, and onyb|pdy who has not faith enonjdi in the real merits of the thing to invent in it for that reason is not solicited to invest in it fOr any other reason. This compamy offers no free Innchen nor free excursions nor brass baqd tomfoolery to bait people here for a “sell.” It invites sober, iudustriouR, intdlgent people of all classes, rich or poor, sick or wdl, to join the goodly company that is building here the model town of Southern California; ' No liqhor floors null bendmltted, because, they orp the \scandal of the nations, the!hitommati(^ of the earth, the bunting; dunle; of njankind. Buildings VÁIll'aR tój^uifed to W painted, because thnt-wiU nioke éi heat, tidy, clean looking tówh, fcifla from!«Canties and Ch(»p-Johu flri^tTqpsof stracturcs. that tire such an eyewre to everybody of refined tosté and feeling. The company will plant street shade trees and make phrks and thus give example and encouragement for every family to do the same on their own premises. Grass plats, flower beds, shrubbery, shade trees, vineclod arbors, fruit trees, will be “the foshiou”. The compauy’s stock is offered for sale, so that everybody interested in the town's growth in beauty and prosperity can Become a steekholder, and have voice in the dii^ion of its affairs. “great speculation,” if such it is, is )iiot held ifTcIose grasp by a few mere money-getters; it is offered with open hand to all the world except to people who want whiskey shops or lieer sulobos—to this class it is not offered.    ^ I STOCK NOW OFFERED. The Lo Verne Land Company has been •incorporated [Sept. 22, 1887.] with a capital stock of $750,000, divided into shares of $100 eadi, 5jO per cent to be paid up, and $380,600 has b(^ subscribed. Ex'cry one who bnys a share of stock becomes a member of the I^a Vonie Wnd Company, and helps to build up jliie town, and the stock is still offered to the public at $50 per share. It is not intended to assess the stock. This is an excfellent opportunity for those seeking an investineut iu “acre property”-^ chance to come in with us on the “ground floor” and to get the advantage of acra prices without hating any of the care of a subdivisiciif^ Lana sells at over $2,000 p**r acre out of Monrovia, and at$l»000 on acre on the oátside of Glendora. This beaütiful tra<!t of land comprising the town site [LaVenie], with the water right, costs the stockholders $719 per acre. The following is a list of bona fide stock purchasers up to tiiis writing [Mar. 1.] and shows who constitute the La Verno Land Co:    •    ' kame.    RE-RIDESCE. Lyman Allen.....................Pasadena,    Cal. li. II. Bixby   La Verne C, J. Fox........................Los Angeles “ M. F. Douglas.. 1 Ixi Verne “ AV.^. bngley.....................Pasadena    “ C. C. Bo>atoo..v.............. Mrs. E. S. Allen............... “ Mrs. S. K. Dnrant......South “    “ Mrs. Ella Phillips............Pomopa,    “ . O.K.Young.....................Pasadena,    “ Mi-s. Edith A. Robbins......La Verne    “ Dr. J.T. Smith............ Mrs. Jane E. Young Pasadena “ Mrs. John Symes....'...........La Veme    “ '^bert F. Young............Panndena    “ Miss Minnie Cos-an Verne “ Mrs. Martha M. Smith......Pomona    “ Missjiine P. Mudilachlan, S. Pasadena Otto Frcem'bi^............  Pasadena    “ b.C. Andrews.................. “    '    “ Mrs. E. A.‘ Foote ............“    “    ' Mrs. Cairio L. Perley.........La Verne    “ Frank E. Perley.............  “ Mts. Mary, Stanton White Pasadena “ Miss Dora Kirk.................. “    “ Mrs^Emily L. Billings....Pottsdam, N. Y. Mrs. Qraeó M. Lockwood ■“    “ Miss Jane F. Smith............ Mrs. E. A. Fisher.................. Mrs F. L. Ilartshiru.........ljebnnon,N.H. H. H. Thomjison Pasadena    Cal. Mrs, Eliza B. Coover Kansas Mrs. Mary E. Kinwy, Bloomington, 111. DOARU OF DIRECTOR». L. H. Bixby .....................La    Veme    Cal M. F. Douglas.................. “ C. J. Fox..................... Las Angeh» '* C. C. Boynton   Posadeua “ LymouAlleu....^................ ”    “ OFFICER».    ^ Lyman Allen, Pres.... Pnsadano, Cal. L. H. Bixby, V. Pres, and Treos. Ixi Veme W. 8. Bird, Seo’y,.......................  “ Ferdinand Davis, Architect .......“ A. L. Robinson, Ix)cal Agent . La Verno has the flnest location in the valley. Situated on the high rolling land between the San Gabriel and SautaAna valleys It stands, sentry like, overlooking the fertile vglee on eitl^er side. The flowers are trying to bloom, and the canyou, or wash, which is only a few minutes walk from our homes is full of the “pretty posies.” It does one good to go out gnd gather a boquet in February. In boring for artesian water on Mrs, liongtry’s land near Corson, Nev., a body of rich silver ore' was pem}trate<l. Much^ excitement exists in that I^Uty. Reliable estimates place the tKtmls^f vines to be set ouV this year in niirt coniitv at. 100 000 Ut leasyiM.OOO A party left Fresno recently to bi^nff three hundred Negroeeffrom North imd South Carolina to work in the orchards and vineyards of that eounty. This class of labor might well replace the Chinese and prove of some value us citizens. An excursion train of 10 care with 400 people left St. Louis, and another of 80 are and 6QP people left KonsasCity Feb. 17, for California. The different ewtions joined at Ft. Worth, Texas, ^ formed the largest an(|.longpet train ever crose-iug the continent. ' A coal district In British Columbia, including an area of about ten miles, is about to be opened by Duusmuir A Co. This will necessitate the construction of about tlilrteen miles of railway and a largo extent of wharfage. ^ But it . • T^wa BuÜinf. Thisifl an era of Pwn buUihig in Southem California, anl it improper tiiat it should be so, for the Tcople are coming Wus^m the East abi from the Nbrth, and from the land» bey>nd the sea, and for the great multitud* whose faces are turned with ^longing eyes toward this summer land and who will wont homes among UH,.wemuRt pr»vide places. AmF while there is much lOom in Pasadena and Monrovia, and in other pleasant towns, yet Pasadena prices, and even Monrovia^ prices are 'ery bi^ for the parses of many who wil come, and these places are rapidly ..ffflug wd the prices ore getting higher. It is tme that we hare some proposed towns which ore not Ihble to nateriolize into cities very »oon for we have towns laid out in undesira)'!'* v’acet^ and towns which M<>^ppBd i^j|0b;!d.l)nd then/left to build themselves; but, riven proper conditions and proper man^ement and backing, and a toa-nspringsiup os if by ni^^pi^Tnid with such requirites, penna-nenngrowth is assured. THE DESIRAnLR CONDITIONB. - The man with a d^eetive lung or a bad bronchitis or catarrh, seek» the besL climatic conditions. Theselare found M tlie bigii j foot-hill slope of :he Siej^ Madre monbtain»—well above the t at, low lands, where fogs and txmts oc$ur; and the niglit air is cool aid damp up where the fr^h, cool ocean breeze alw^ lliids its a-ay; and np wher« one can 1^^ ^V doan n]x>n a l>e|mtiful paiorama of valley and hill, of TiShilet iiid farm. He a’ant» not only Hie good climate but pleasant home imd HurroRiñdiDgs^ and these cannot be made on a rocky, barrea aoMtc. One niu»t have a good »oil to grow the trees, plants, fiuitsvmd flowers, or to make a good h>od; all of a hich are needed to make the chuiuing homes of Southom Colifoniia. '    ‘ LOCATION.    ^ The sité of Ia Veme possesses all thjese natural odvantages in a preeminent degree. It is higher and uore exempt from fogs thon Pasadena, Monrovia,'Pomona, or any of the neigliboring toa^. The location is on the m»tera verge or rim of the San Gabriel valley, pn the high cost bank of the San Dima», and on the divide Iietaeen the two great valleys of ^hc San Gabriel and Santa Aiia. It is about tweuty-flve miles ,«ast of Pasadena and five mile» north-wi*Ht of Pomona. It is near the monntaics and yet neL so close U» to get the reflortion which Wld» to the heat on l^ot August da^. A wide range Of foot-hill» extend» Dm the valley near the tract, leaving a beautUnJ^foot-hill sioiieelndded ycW» ifamlsomo live oaks-between the hill» and main range. . VlKWM.    I It» elevjited and exposed position gives it the ailvantage *of iósr\pnob»tructed ocean brcosc.luiid of mojA^^EAjining aud extended vica-8. Frohivari^ eminences on the trrót, on a clear wimcr morning, oile can look ncroKS the Sjiu Gabriel valley over the low lands of Azusa and Duarte, over thí^^ií^'in aud Rose ranches, and can djiitinctly see houses in Paeiideua, twenty-flvo mile» away. Lopk-iug to the southwest, one^ see» Downey and other points away belowin the damp lauds of the lower San Gabriel Valley. West of south are the beautiful San Jose hills, ^lickly studded with live oaks, South-east we look over Lordsburg an(l(^ Pomona, ove» the fluje Chjno and Rincon ranches, dnd miles away, beyond the Santa Anna river see Sóuth Rivereide perched bn the northeru slope of the Santa Ana rani^ Two miles eastward is the handsome bench, on which is tobe located the Congn^tional^ College, and to the North the vietrsof'fOot-hill slopes' ubd of the hills and iqomitains are ex-qi^ite. At night the electric lights of Los Angeles aud Pasadena are plainly seen. These views must be sden to be appreciated. The tract is not only elevated but is quite rollinfe, giving mounds, ridges and emincucoe which will make charming building spots. ROIL. ' The soil of the entire tract, every foot of it, is choice, rich mesa, with none of t^ie poor “wash” landfonudiu Pasadena, Monrovia, and moift of the foothill towns. It is-unusual to Hud a rich soil iu a foothill locatiou. WATER. The water supply is obtained from the San Dimas canyon, which is the largt'st canyon and fummheR the lH*«t water supply between the Snu Gabriel and San Antonio canyons. The water, is to be piped from its many sources at the springs high up in the mountaibs to a Feservoirnbove the tract, to be eemefited and covervM, and from there piiied to each lot, giving sufflcieut pressure to elevate water over a four story building, so that the water will be brought to each man's door, fresh pure andcodl from the mouutaiu springs —the ideal water syetcin. rPAXR AND PURPOSES. Having su *n exceptionally fine site with all th« ^^ural conditiouR for mak'-ing a boautii ^town, and having secured a sufficient body of lafl^ under a common managoment, we are firorking to build up a town in good shape, with wide streets and large residence lots; to grade the streets and keep them in good condition and sprinkle the thoroughfares; to plant shade brees, i>üie water, cstahlish a p^k, erect and,iniu|tain shops, stores and ho-teli^buHd^d maintain a street cor line f.iom the railroo<l station entirely through the town; to establish a bauk; to foster churches schools and libraries; and in short the business of the La Veme Land Three Yean Ago. Th^people^of LaVkmeare not of the “boom” sort, and La Veme ia not a “boom town; \Thc i®Qrt has been contin-nally to, publish only plain unmraished facts about this town ahd its immediate sniTonndings, fully betieviug that the facts al<me were enougl^to show that it is a pláre with attractions unrivalled for a,niost lovely town site. Three years ago, before tile town of La Veme was thouj^t of, a description was published of this particular body of land where I^a Veme now stands, but it was thencalled San Dimas; and we now qnote that old description which was trae then and is tme to-day: ^ SAN DIMAS. “San Dimas [La Veme] is Situated on on elevated tableland which forms the divide between the San Gabriel and the np-pw Santa Ana valleys, at about the same biHghLas    1,000    feet    above the sealevri, [It is about200feS^higher thau Pasad#a—B^.] about twenty-five miles from Posadefla an^ five from Pomona. Looking fronP Pasadena to the east across the Son Gabriel valley to the point beyond rae upper Azusa, where the hills ^jerfílbe south seem almost to meet the foothills on the nortÓ^tiiJ^gh the gap we get a glimpse of San Dimtut, [LaW i ue.] The waters of the San Dimas Canyon during the winter floods flow west- and luth of the hills which partially bound tkeSaa Gabriel valley on the east, and ^ tjtii the lower Azu.*« to the SanCo-bi^emrer. The larger part of the San f)imw settlement lies east of the wash on the high mesa laud, a portion of which slopes to the west and foms par^of the ifen Gabriel Valley, while the remainder has an eastern slppe and is a part of the basin of the npper Santa Ana. THE VIEW. ‘ It is the uniform testimony of those who have been to San Dimas, [La Veme] that it is a pretty country—one of the most beantiful lociUities for a settlement in Southern California. Some^of tiie more elevated sites of the tractcomiM^d riews that are more elevated and vikiiai^. To the west and southwest is seen the largN* part of tlie San Gabriel valley, including Pasadeuá, El Monte, Dnarte, Azusa and Puente, and through the gap which the San Gabriel wash makes in the hills on the south au extended view of below. Looking to the 8outhe.ost, over Pomona, the Chino ranch and RiriCon, we see, beyond the Santa Ana river, the great plain southwest of Arlington, and the eastern slope of the Santa Ana range, extending past Temeecal tn the Big Ijaguna. To the south are grain fields o^Jhe-San-Joee-rancho, extending about one and a half miles to Mud 8i>rings, aud the hilis that separate San Dimaafrom the narrow valley through whicli the »S. P. R. R, passesj while on to the north is a beautiful strip of country lying between the bluff overlooking tbe San Dimas wash, and the foothills on the east. Company is to establish and develop the town of La Verne. Selling lotsf to speeulatorR does not buiU a town, as has been fuHv demon-stnü^. Biitfre shall do tbe tinnm that wnl mflAe ouiftown a pleosant piaoe to live in. We slall labor tO get,good |ieo- file to make tarir homes in our town, and o such horoc|<eekerR we offer liberal in- abont twenty feet in eiimmferpuoe, and has four large branches mtiier of which would make a goodjHzed tree. We hare also oak and Rycamore tim^ in the Arroyo. WHÁT TO PLANTON TEN ACRES FOR PROFIT. Plant twenty feet apart, giving about 100 trees to the acre. Plant 250 peach troce Foster, Lemon Qing, Salway and Smock. The Bergen Yellow and Eariy aud Late Crawford are also good varieties. The peach is a standard fruit for canning, uniformiy bears well, brings a good price, can be depended on, and by having a rotation of varieties gives time to secure the crop. Plant 250 French, and fifty Hungarian Urane. The prune has not yet been estensivriy grown in Southern Califomia but the testimony we have is in ite favor. We are reliably informed that old orchard of French prune trees in thei^tralpait of thestate ^ve lieen yielding crops wbMi sell for perHÍTC. The F;•'étii'pnnse is fruit for shipping, canning or frying, bears large cn)ps, brings a good price and is such an excellent keeper os tí/ give nlenty of time for gathm1ng-4he crop. Plant 200 apricot tréa^lOO RoyiU, fifty lácge Eariy and fl^tj^oor-park. The apricot pays largely ^hen it bears well, but cannot be depended on, and '.vheu yon get a good crop from 200 trees you will ne^ to “rustle” to gather it. Plant fifty Bartlett pear. Ibis a Rice fruit, but hard io stai-t'and takes a long time to get a tree that will bear much frait. Plant 100 orange treif». GpodCal|-foraia oranges will pay well, i^id the poor ones will ^DOt, and wo have such a lotge (uea filanted to orange trees that it seems advisable t<^ plant other fruits in larger proportions. (Orange culture is moph more profitable now than when thhi article was writ^n and a larger preportiop of orange trees should be planted.—Ed.)This gives 900 trees and leaves one acre for bnildings, I grainjield. ^ This is said to be tlib best grain iand in tbecounty, the soil Wung unsuriinssed, aud tlie rainfall more uniform and copious than in ony other locality having an exteude<l area of soiigood enough for growing graii$ We are tpld that a crop failure in-^at locality is unknown; that for the past^ight years the crops have been quite unifoniU an ordi-naiy yield of tarley -per acre being twenty centtfls aifH over, and that the lightest crop was in 1878, when the sea? spa was too wet. Mr. Eads has growoi over forty bushels of wheat, and over four tons of hay to the acre. It costs $2.50 i>er acre to put in a crop, and $6 ^ harvest and sack it, so that, with barley at $1^0 per cental, from $10 to $12 per acre J net, is realized, and at $1 50 per co^l^over $20 has been realized. Of me entire purcbapc of about ,300 ocres'of mesa land, there is not an ¡acre of poor soil. It is all choice. .It is good os theory b«jt of Pomona or Pasadena land, and the locality has three decided advantages over Pomona or Pasadena. It has Q, much greater rainfall, and is much more exempt from frosts and fogs. FRUIT LANDi We claim for Snn Dimas [La Verne] that it cornea nearer possessihg all the quisites for a desirable fruit growing settlement than any other locality of Los Angeles or San Bernardino counties. These are: 1. A rfch»mesa soil, easily cultivated and retentive of moisture, which together with ^    ^ , 2. A uniform winter rainfall Rufficient fo saturate the laud, gives the conditions for growing fruit successfully, without the tedious, laborious oud/expensive pro-iM*H8 of irrigation.    |    " 8. Comparative exemption from fróste, which injpre citrus trees aud fmite, and some seosobs nip the buds' and, shorten the crops of various fruits, es|^fiiKiHy apricots. '    ^ 4. Comparative exemption from fogs, which injure the citms fraite, ^d dela^ the process of sun drying fraite. > 6.,Comparative exemption from high winds, and protection from cold north winds.    gf 6. Good roads and prorimity to good shipping points. ^ 7. Beauties of natural scenerj'. ^ 8. A good water supply. .0. A climate that is unsurpassed. The water is obtaiued from the San DimcU canyon and tlio springH in the foothills, and is carried in cement pipes from the water sources direct to the land. There are some large*and handsome live oak trees on the tract." -One on the land of Mr. Letter, q few feet fpom the line, is the largeet we have seen or hoard *ot in exiuaty. It Writtra for th* Le Vera* Nsv*. **9LD Naldy’S” Greeting. >T SB. I. A. BBIs'orPASAMX*. Om Boniias. M«r • moath ago, "Old Baldjr” waked ap froa kk drMuaa; Hla Bishtcap waa aa whit* a* aaow gifted throat the saaUsht b*aa*. He yawaed. aad etretched htaiaetf op hlg^ 4 Oa tiptoe. ]act to eafch hi* brrath; Tbea looking ronad with droway eye. He epled a atraase aew thiaji: beaeath. He atrcielMd astUa. aad peepiair dowa O'er Siemi Madre’* eoatbera Mope, He *aw a cosy little towa. AH made of ooyhlae, thrift, aad hopa. •< HeHo there, little oael ” he said, ** W'bere'd yoa come from, all eo qalck?** ** O, I’ai La VKBjfB.” the town replied; “I come from wbercyo^agtowaaarethklu** \ "Well, yoa're a dalay. fair La Verael \ Come ap and ace me some flne day; ryi teach yon thiass yoq. wont to le«uw— And at aaowban We’D hhve a play.'* " I thrak yon, sir," she said, with aninaa; . " Bat I’m too baay. Doa't yoa a*k J I'd! waariag web$ of life l^y milam /    * j f * And    ao    life    ap-Abere fomáa.**    ^ "Tbere. now, my roe*ad,'yesadffish* Wlthont the watera I and dowa Ton yonas town* al(-*bald be a-baka -    \ AN dry aad bara--*i Hfelea* browa.** /    ,    ,X-    < **Ah. ye*! I oee! Tfie aame I beaaw I.A Vkbxb, ‘the sreea.’ yon moat rapply—> ^ I'll boUd a railroad tbrooRh the air And come and oee yoa, by aad by.*' grounds and a variety of fmite for home use. Cherries pay well, and a hiUf acre planted to strawberries and blackberries on a gravelly soil, with water, will pay immensely. An Inch of Water. One of the things in Califomia which strikes eostera people as very odd is the 'measurement of wateP by “miner’s inches.” And what is a miner’s inch? The following information on this snbjcj^ was furnish,!^ to parties in Pbsodena more than a year ago by tbe Assistant State Surveyor, but has not beCn before published: miners inch is the volume of water )|rhich will flow from anv orifice one inch square in the bottom or a vessel with, a head 6f fourinches over it. Or if the orifice is in the side of the vessel the head is ijjeasured from the center pf the orifice to the surface, of the water above. Experiment has proven that when the orifice is in thin plate affording complete controc-^n on all sides the quantity of water that will pass through on orifice one inch Hqnarc under theee conditions is 1728 cubic feet per day of 24 hours, or aliout 15-000gallon^. This then is the nnit or standard, and by whatever means we determine the measnreinent of larger vojumes, the unit of 1728 cubic feet«f)er day must l)c used as a divisor to redqce-tho quantity to miner's inches.” ’    ,    ' \ “For all practical purposes the proportions hold good for lai-ger orifices: vii. an orifice fifty indies long and two inches high under a head of four inch^ above center of orifice would really give a quantity slightly larger than onelhundred miner’s inches, but so little os to be not worth f^rardlug—and; one hundred inches may be measured in that way with suffltieut accuracy.” By a flowoge '^ten inches wide (and two incljps deep without prcssura, the amount is a little over ter miner’s inches, or about 18,000 cubic feet pm* day,aud this is the Pasadena metu»ure.. In OctobeiC^886, the^ dryesi timé of the year, ^'asodeus^^ two water conipanies imd about 200 riser's i.iches of water, and the area covered by thoir service is about 4000 ocr^.' La Veme ias forty-five miner’s inchqs of water ffom tbe San Dimas canyon alone, and the area to be served thereby is about 800 iwres.. La Verae«l80~l»n» another ^*<tís£_cíJD<mrce, undeveloi>ed, for future needs. Thus it will be seen that her water supply is liberally abundant.    ^ It is a Pact. The San Francisco l^nlletin says recently: “The people living in this part of the state who have not visited the soulkera part have only a'fiunt idea of the excitement that is r^ng there. When I sit in my office a]^ read about affairs in the southern part of the state, I am inclined to think reports are exaggerated, or the people have either goqe dófturjDÍre blanked fool». But'when I went dokm there a few« weeks aira and saw tbe croWhrof people and the changes that have ti^^ place .fitnse lost winter; wkén I see the ^aracter of the {lereons ^ming ill, and see the banks dimmed with money; when I ascertained that all theee newcomers havq.weaHh and do not come hére to^ioalro a living from the land the^buy, I ám faired to alt^r r my opiii-ion. That whole cbuntry is gomg to be developed in the moet thorough macnor. A railroad will be extended to every part df^be country where men can live, and ther^ will be no portion of it that will not be ift communicatióq with the* outside worlii. The railroads are the pioneers of prosrem, making it, nayHbrcing ib-by oiiening up new country s!^. putting it within the reach of t^e peoide.” Califomia WdRher. Eastern people see many conflicting statemente published in their home papers from tourists and visitors in Califor-Wq. and are greatly pei^ilexed thereby. It is^a^perpetual pinzle to^jibem why different pBoplo- should^ see and report things so differently,.and often in direct contradiction ot each other. So they conclnde, “wdl, they are * all California ^ liars together, and we can’t believe an^ of theml” But the reason for this state of things is not far to seek. Tl^ topography of this region of country is such ^ that the sunshine of summer and the snow-frqpfof winter, with all the ¡nt«^*^ vening stages of autumn time and spring be found withp a space^f ty miles. A pcwty of bw® might Btaréún the mqming fr'" -«y of onr foothiill tovpiR^ wl    and sunshine, flowers on¿ on    iras aud fraite^ around them, auv. yet before night be m in the mountcuns, surrounded byf snowdrifts and cutting winds and th^linding flurry of snowflakes loqethmjp^ and freeze to deqth. Just such things have happened, and may happen again, when rash boys indulge a foolish passion to go a-gnnniug np in th mountains in the R-inter season. 1 havs seen strawberries picked fresh aud 1ns-donaout of the snow on yib upper foothills or mouutain slopes and brought down to regalejfeHiple who had not Wt a whisk of snow * col«!T There are these varities and even extremes pit di-mate sometimes within a space of no more than six to ten, miles. And the new visitor Writes his inqiresdons from theiia^eulor town or particular spot or house where hellappens to stop. The country for a hundred miles is full of ho* tels, sanitariuras, tourist’s resorts, each a little different in its elevation, its bur«; sliinyness, its water supply, its fireplaces, its drainage, its cookery, and its social atmosphere, from the others. HeucD emrh onel gives »the uew com^^liikiiome-thing of a difference in “first iimux’sS-ions.” Also oufr m£ly ,h‘'ve clear flne Weath^, above '•fogs Or mists, tmd another may be envelojied in cloudiness' at the same time. It is therefore no real mystery, and no surfirise at all to an intelligent observer, that these differing aW-qprllicting reports should be made. TTiey are basi^ on the . “feelipgs” of '^e wriiers, according^ to the conditions of tbe particular house and . surronndings he hapiiens for the time to be lodged in. SO.METHLNG RELI.ABLE. But the government weatW signal in-straments have no bowels ofcompossiou and no pulsations of sympathy. They know nothing and tell nothing but cold, remorselejks facts. And when We*^t theses we know just what the weather was at a given time, without any r^rd to hpw we happen to “feel” aboiTt it just at that time. Lieut. A jL. Downing, the U. S. signal service offlter at the Raymond liotel, Pasadena, which can bs seen from La Veme any clear day, pwv Eared a repqrt of the weather as shown y his instminente during the month of January, 188SL said to ha\*e,been the severest winter \iQ«th in Pasadena for seven years. I.«n Verne lies ' probably 200 feet higher above sen level than the Raymond Hotel, aud has very much more of the reaction warmth from a sunny slope than the Raymond can have, while at. the same Uiue grtiWng fresh breezes direct from the ocean.up thr \ the San Gabriel pass. It is through .. paSBway of the San Gabriel river amomf the lower foothills that La Venie gets her tempting view of Sqn Pedro harbor, the passing o«,‘eau steañiérs, and the vqst expanse of watcTb Loj ond. !S / Riverside claims that the citrus fair recently held th^ R^as the “grandest evwr held on the cdntinent.” / nr ' Weatrer Obskbvatioxr at the U. S, Signal Service Station, Raymc^'d Hotel, Paraden.i, for tub MONTH OF Jaxuauy, 1888.    ' SUMMARY. Mean barometer, 30.042 for 30.days; highest, 80.31# on 17th nt 11 p. m.; lowest, 29.508 onf 4th at 7 a. m.; monthly range of baroiietér .750. Mean teinp**rature, 48.1; highest, 70'* on 25th; lowest, 28® on 15th; monthly range of temperature, 42®; greatefet diyly ran^ of temperature, 80® on 17th; least daily range of temperature, 8° oU 22d; mean daily range of temiieratnre, 17.3®. .Mean temperature'for this raqnth io ■1888, 58.6; 1884, 58.9; 1W,'53.9; 1886, 54.7; 1887, 55.4, in Ix)s Angétes» Cai-i 1888, 48.1 at the Raymond. Mean dolly dew point, 87.4; mean doily relative humidity, 78. Prevailiug direction of wind ( 7, a. m., 8 and 11 p. m.), E, total movement of wind, 32'..39 milee; highest    ™    - wind, direction, and date, 22, SL, 20th. Total prec*ii>itation, 0.55 inches; number of days on whii h .01 inch or more rprreipitatlbirtill, 11. Total prwdplnvtion (in inches and nun-dredths) for thie month in 1883, 1.6^ 1884, 3.15; 188.5,1.05;18H6 7.78; 188TL 20lnLoB.An^es. Cal.; 18Ó8, 6.56 ol the Raymond.    _ .    . V Dates of frost—I%ht, 17; kdhng, 6, 7. 8,9, 10,15,16. Ground frig the 8th ond loB fo’rmed; ice foriiwl the 9th. , ' Solar ^lUoq^ith nud 6tlu^ W- J

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