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La Verne News (Newspaper) - March 15, 1888, La Verne, California A BLL.’ The La Verne'^ews, TknAdi JOIIK    Emtob'and    Pcbuhubsl ItlVjiM, CaL, Thursday, March 15,1888. SALUTATORY. ' To the good people of. La Verne and •umwttdiBg country, we make our edi-%orUsl bow and gire tbem the right hand olsooddMer.» Prieada, we have cast our lol among you—we have come to stay— •ad we aim to co-operate epthsvou and aéd in milking this the pleasant^t town and tbe most intw;)eroq8 community in aU tbia modem land of Canaan. The Mtiid iraniber of our i>apw is before you. for itwdf, and it speaks with no aaeertain sound. It sounds the bugle note for our pet LaVeme, and we pro-poasto “ light it out on this, line” if it tokea an tl^e rest of the nineteenth om-bary. La Verne is “A city set upon a Wl,*’ and La V^e has come to stay, ^oor thousand and three hundred copies of this number o^ur paper have been liMed. The type was all set,'and the prfntiBf ail done on our own pi-ess, in bba postpfloe building here in La \ erne. (foe thni^s are due to. Dr. Reid, of ‘ Paápdéna, Allen, Dr. J. T. Smith, mad othens, for valuable assistance in piaparinif this ñnmSer. We trust yon nf^ple«M witjf.thé paper ai|d will fouf tfalbr to be ff^m week to week as-La ' Tama’s clean soul goes marching on. tinm, we will have the finest and larg(%t    The Glen Alpine HiUs. iA áU these new town*. Whj ?    Xeetled among Hh* hille near Lh Yeme, f l. ^ehave the giost beautifnl lo^ on the north eaBt, is a very picturesque tiou' Md one that ct iibines the m^ j uttle valley-a sort of rollipg plateau or natural advantagee. ^e say this delib-, table land—of about four hundred acres, erately and we as£>ny one to see and | it w ach^ing.Hhdtored,secluded nook, pidge for themM^lves.    ^    with mounds, slopingdiillsides, and some 2. We have- no • saloons. Bnrbank. | clumi* of oak .cdid sycamore. It is aud Aiusa have, and saloons^ are I mostly hidden from the Country below >a great incubas to any new town in by some higher i*oints of hills which Southern California.    nearly hem it in on the south, though 3. We have a company which is not 1 there are placCs 'lAich funiish ' lovely simply a syndicate of capitalists who | y jews looking out over the lower country, have started thi.s town as a land scheme,; while most of the valley gives an out-but a company of people who are at • look on the prettiest foot hill slope to be work systematically, jiersistently and ' found along the whole Sierra Madre *ith a common interest to build a towu range, a slojie dotted with large live oaks la this initial issue of theNKws we have mdedvbped to git^e, us far as possible, aochwiattersini^turdto LaVeme and it* «utouBdingR as we thought would be ófsHWmal interest to people who have Jtotwknted them. We want to tell the peofrfe of Pasadena, I.os Angeles, Pomona, Monrovia, and other places,' and the atrangers who are swwTning into thit •amaMrland, the “news” aboutIm. Verne. <^Thto garden spot which lies between the ^two gjeat valleys and belongs to both, frith its pM^toeqoe euihonndings of hill * and nKMmtain, aiTo:f’0 and canyon, aud its grand views, is an undiscoversd conn-•try—an unknown land, to the vast ma-.Jorhy of the people of Los Angeles and ' Ifoa Bemoirdmo (xmnties, and even to the people of Pohiona and hearer places. Tfe wimi' theni to “come and see;” we iraat to attract attention to'our mpn; iapsrior advantages. La Verne wiH bear iBTSstigitinTi To'seewi|l be to be con-' t1poed.i^itiBnstbeee^to be appre^ of model homes; a company which has not tried to begin by getting up a speculative bo^i, but by getting good people ana sub»4antial improvements, and l>ordered with dense groves of oaks and sycapiores, Ijing between the Glen .llpinc Hills and the mountain base. But there are places bom which only hills' and these methodsNw telling in the pro- ¡ and mountains can be seen, where the •]rMI y LA VERNE.” A CBADLl    T    BT    JBDt,    TBB    HCRSI    MAID. J'a b*by La    I 'apect jro* -know. And BOW I    I sotng to grow:    , *Tw«a Doctor i tonnd m«, they nay, ' Right here in a ^et>ed. one doy. He took me home, ■ good doctore do— Oar» me a name, ail preftv clothee, too; Pae'dcna Burned m« moth^ike. thc^ And I’m her baby, cBbby^anu rieuíT My má, Paendena. loke np, pr^d, To bear 1 e ir«¿gi g right out loud; Already 1 leed me ftb a spoon. So I'll be a big girl iretty noon. gress we have made.^ As Mr. Monroe has stayed by and pushed Monrovia, so will this company stay by hand push La Verae, and this-fact yon can bank on. How Much Land in La Vemd? There are 4G8 acies of land included in the present La Verae map, of which 414 acres brioug to the La Verne Lmid Co., and 54 ^cres to ^tlier parties. Outside of this rbap, adjoining the townsite, there are 106 acres on the west and 310 acres on the north, which ere owned by parties who have a common interest in La Verne, inakij^g a total of 8^4 ac^,- "HM'h make up the La Verae    -.c we expect I..a Verae to overflow these limits imd take in all the surrounding country    ¿e east”OntaHo shoWtoBe quité” a About Voting. La Vorne is in the Pomona voting precinct, and we go to Pomona to vote. A voter pust have imided in the State one year,Yn the county ninety days, aud in the voting precinct thirty days f/rior to, the election: aud h.e must get his name on the county register. A new registration has reccriiybeei^. ordered, preparatory to the presidential election this year, and those who fail to register will lose their vote.^ A deputy jsgistrar will visit Pomona in proper time to awiom-modate this precinct. H» With Other NcwTown^ Th*j««r 1887 was a notable one.for •jwoiectíiq? new towns in Soath«Ti California. The building of the Atchison, Topeka and other railway lines, which liave" opened np new sections of the «ountry, the hnmense influx 4A people and the rairi^^^Mng up and advanced prieee in older towns have been strong incenlives to theise enterprises. / As this paper will be read by many |imple who wül not have an opportnnity \k6 eea for themselves, we haye* carefuljy IffftlrBil aa **** ~ ^roiiikient of new. •fowns.ol^jU** Angeles county in order to ^akow tfo comparative progress and flffOi^pects of La Verne.    ^ There were abont thirty new towns -|irp|ÍBeted in Los Angeles county in 1887. Themaiority of thesehaveraade but little progMOHas yet, towards materializing, ^nm-leading ones áre Qlendorajtinclud-ij^Alosta), Azusa, LaV^ne, ijurbank and. Inglewood.    V ,• Whittier iras-^ built more rcipidly and had a greater speculative booni its months than opy. ptV^* new •fowaih Southern California. It is n^^ tmilding fast now, but still leads tbepi all is population and number of buildings, aaxá may be classed ifith the older Aowis in having prices ,' ulMidora Has not been b Áór had «0 great a (whieh is all the better |>, ing. stíU moderate right afong^ has a jiice foothill location andgo^~pfwpeCts, and couAidei her owr loadksg competitor. But unless as her pace wo are bound. td1jia,vo behind in a very few months, as we imre already done so many others. Bnrbank alsp b|us a nice location, and isbuflding substantially, but although ^^is sear Los Angelas, has been very frell advertised, and had about five ffieoths start of o\, we have a consider-gjbij larger population. Inglewood has been remarkably well Advertised, and has ho<i a speculafi^ boomi^ready,bufhas not madp mu^i progress in building, ets yet. It was od-wertissd before La Verae, but did not iMgin buSdrag soon, and those two fvsrt *tártsd(jDiucb later in the season khan tbe others «mentioned. Tbápricef'óf lots at Whittier are very tniieb.IiiglMr than at iLa Verne; at Glen-4ora tuid Burbank abdutTwice os high, 'And at IngiewQOdjOonsiderably higher. Each of the towsa •mestione4, except Inglewood, were started severaL months tmfon IfA Verne. Lots were not offered lor sal* at .La Verne until Oct. 10, al-kkough Mr. Douglas, bne bit tbe incorpo-réton had begun on bis residence, and •Mm Company hod a shop and an oflice SACiOSSd. la the Iwe months since that time we kAWihpd three months of this notably rainy, Moady, eold and stormy winter forOnUfomfn, which bos very much bin- Foothills County Road. Irving street forms the present borth boundary of La Verne’s town site, and it is the old original counter road from Indian Hill^ to the San Gabriel river-Later it waé extended westward to Pasa, dena, and now it is being extended eastward to Claremont and San Bern^lMiDO~ It is tl|p^ oast-and-weet road near^ to t^c^ot of the mountains for any considerable distare, and is the best rolld to travel'by carriage between LaV and Pasadena. In addition to being b<At roadway, it also affords the fines views of the grand valley below the footiiill towns afoiig the route. man who wants to get away from the cares and the thou.ghts, and even the sight of business affairs can go and have only the beautiful things of nature to absorb his attention. This is an ideal place for some wealthy man to build a ca.stle amd have an estate all by hiiyself, or for a sanitarium or villa hotel With cottoge.s; a lovely resort for campers and picnic parties, and is especially desirable as a location for invalids.    '    ■ Fancying it resembled scenes among the Scottish hills, .the valley Ijas jéeen named Glen Alpine, and the highest point of the hills on the south Be.n Lomono. This hill makes a grand point for a lookout. little city, while the view in that direction extends to the farthest point of the San Bernardino valjey. Pomona is almost hidden under its tall blue gum and pepper ti-ees. Out on the plain south east of Pomonathe littleclusterof houses which marks the site of the prospective town of Chino is plainly seen, while on the farther slopes beyond the Santa Ana, South Riverside shows as quite a village. Themiost attractive feature of the laud-scapais the garden spot just below, with its grain fields, orchards. Vineyards and form houses, groves of oak and bright green fields, and esiiecially the new fowii of La Verae, which shows up in bold character’s. To the west and south tbe San Gabriel Valléf^SÍMUís like an open book; but if yon want to get the views from “ Ben Lomond ” you will have to cliipb it, and take a look for yourself. The nearest approach to Glen .Alpine is by a good grade leading up from the Marshall Canyon, which is quite a pretty , •;le canyon opening out on the Park aud Oldham ranch just east of Bixby’s. It is also approached from Live Oak yon on the east, another picturesque int of interest cloeeto the sitdly “Scanlon Bench,” the site of the Pomona illege. _ abq^ high It s0 |:hpidly rive boom ^r, prices belt'is improving OUR SCHOOL. . ThaLa Vérae school has probably as bright, clea^faced and wide-awake a roll of pupils as >vill be found anywhere. The teacher, Mr. E. K. St. Clair, ^^Xpieasant^ gentleman and deeply devoted to his profession. Hiij constant core and effort is to do better work to-day "than he did yesterday. And right here we will call attention tq the fact that the school-hquse yard 01" grounds need a litttefriend-ly attention. Can’t the good iieople of the distrietjippojnt an “ar^ day,” os they do h/Nebraska, and plow the grotlnds, layout walks, plant shade trees, and make a nfce little garaen spot or park of it. I>ft the ohildi-en learn early tb beautify aud adorn their play ^ound at f^oel os well us their yards at home. Think of it, irie^H, and do a nice thing for the children - •Ae watcrTTOurces of La Verne) are: 1. The great San Diiqcm c^yon, extending about fifteen miles to the foot of Old Bafoy, with an immense water shed, and si)i7h^ without number. 2. The^rge*Haynei^ Cienega in the east bank m the Saii^ DihÍM Arroyo. 3. The artesian wells Ion the Bixby Rapch.    ^ 4. The w^ers of theMarshall Canyon, owned by Bikljy pm^arlf aud Oldham, only partly develd^iea and having about tell inches oí water running to waste. ' 5, The damp lands and ciénegas of Glefl Alpine where thetc seems to be iji^ter every where.    .    • Good Aunt Monro la viMhes tliat ihe^ Coaid hftT» a bab.'aa nice &s uie, RWAnntie Porno a lean I’ve i^ot 111 Vocaose I will not inrae from a bot-tlll. Dig coneln RiVert.')», ’way out yonder. Say» Baby LaVere le J’UHt a wonder,— And ma, Paeadeni. I gnraa will Inogti To see me growingaa iat as a coll. Qra.idma, Ik>s .innles, tnms her ears. As throngh ber go3 spectiicles she pecra. And 1 ays of all m.TgrandbabieA yet. Baby La Verne is t ie family pet. La Verne's “Mount Pisfah." The prominent hill dilectly south of La Venie just bej oud the Santa Fe Railroad tra.’k, is the highest knob of the San Jose hills aud gives a lamlscajic view of Canaan-like teuuty and splendor. It has, thei-efoi-e, been duly «’hristened Mount Ih'sgah, and constnutlv suggests the grand old hymn— “Could I bnt stand where Moses stood And view the landscape o’er, Not .Ionian's stream nor death’s cold flood Should flight me from theshore." The hill is easily oliinbe»!, for even little children have mode the ascent without difficulty and old gra.vheaded jieople.too. It*is but a nice morning walk from “Ingloside” hotel or the plaza, and the scene spread out before the eye froni its top is ou^of enpppturiag loveliness and vtvst ex^enL-Lordsburg,North Pomona, Clq^^nt, Cucamonga, North Ontario, uth Rivei-sido, and the fruit laden Hcojiesofthe Santa Ana valley stretch 'away in all their radiant redolence^ of ^•ealth on tlie east era fqian of vision; while westwai^ie in a bird’s-eye panoramic scene theMoivns of San Dimas, Glendora, Azusa, Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, Siona Madre, L,amanda Park, Pasadenii, San Gabriel, Alhambra, and all their intervening farm and fruit lands. And these stand forth all spotted and dotriNi and made resplendent with vineyards, oivhards, native groves of live oak, artiflcirtl'groa-cs of Eucalyptus, green fields of grain with a thousand acres in a THE-^N Fimas canyon. Bountiful Spriq^^NobteJbrests—Spléiá-did Waterfdls; and « lufotmuín of Pure White Marble. ' [The fallowing art-.le wa» written by E'der J W. Fulton, of tbe UdciplejTbarch, who reüiüiM near La Verne. Hel thoroughly familiar with the regloi he describe and hie atateinentii can be rdipd on.. -Edb. Nbw}.] EDiypa OF Tie La Verne News That antiquated fictum, “ I came, I saw, I eonquer^q,, . but littj» if any of its expressive fiÍ!l;!nflcance to him who will venture to explore the upper parts of | single plowing, and wonderful stretches what is kuhwn a*! the San Bfoias'canyon. By the time the fast step is taken and the last ragged ascent mads, the would-' of verdant valley and gri'en hillsides covered kuieo-fcep ,with the rich native jiasturage of thiss fertile region, while be mointainser invariably cries out amid i horses, cattle aud sheep grazing in sleek-éreatUcss gaspings, “I came, I saw, I j limbed fatness on every hand add grace conquered,” But'then, after composuie 1 of motion and á living interest to the the BiibymttcU lh* taahn- •»<! Hm« (wniiw. We bare    »le r X' .V 1 sAtadT^rtkMd nmeh, and Dr. Alleo, one Mf MWMM who aiBAanaging and pushing lAlSMW,was aicli forubout two months. pp^ggfsMlMtaiidiiigtbe late start and MMat Miir*"inrAi we have made a good We iMVBOTn'l^rty buildings up Ml    OB    tMe town site, and over BBW fondllse, besides the old rest-,    tie    town ííite. We have an HHPpHflAMty{*-*ople. Wehave AAV plAilSf of Itmbsr, time, and pother O good force at work /#vd BIO fOidy W poefc La Verne'right OUR VISITORS. Col. F. C. Churchill and wife, of Lebanon, N. H., visited La Verne last week and took a ride up the SanDimas'aiToyo and into the mouth of the great canj'on, pronouncing it finSTand more interesting tlian any of the “sights” they had been taken to for s^ial wonder around Pas-mlena. They ni-e old friends of flie Davis, Robinson, Pulsifer, Perley and Webb families, of La Verae, and are spending the winter at the Raymond Hotel, Pasq-dena. Th® Colonel was a inember of the Go\’era<^s staff, and is a banker and manufactilrer iir Lebanon, He thought La Verne was a charming town site. Rev. D, C. Brown, pastor of the Trinity M. E Church, I^s Angeles, with his wife and child, were visiting at Mr. W. Yohpg’s last week.    formerly Misé Matie llard, o^' Sedalial Mo., is a niece of Mrs, Young. I Mr. P. E. Fairbanks, for ten jyeai*s additor of the M., K. & T. Ry. Co.,ywith headquarters at Sedalia, Mq^, and an old friend of Dr. Allen, wasfiii La N^Verne last week.    "    .*    . Mr. Frank Richardson, recently ca«hie| of the Farmer’s & Mei’chanf* Bank, <5 ytjBAlifftLthnf on« year from this with hie old friends a few days since. R. F. Patton, ofBernardino, formerly of Springpeld,^., has been visiting A. L. Rohlneqp. He like* La Verae very much am^bq^jes to return and make a home with us in the future. Mr, Frank Harrington, of Indianapolis 4nd., hoe lieeu visiting in Koutliera Cali-fbrniar; and iironoiiices La Verne to lié the prettiest place he has sewm in all his travels. Mr. J. H. Mertz, druggist, of Bednlia’ Mo.., took in Tmi Vfrne%hilje visitihg his friend, Mrs.* Ell»^ Phllfois,’of Ponmna. Mr. Merti is aii^ld friend of Di’«.\neit La VERNE PERSONALS. ,Mr. L. H. Bixby began his bnsinoss career a.« bQpk-kee]ier in a bank at Seila-lia, Mo„ but on account of weak lungs removed to Paris, Texas, wheye he carried on the hardware business very suo-cessiully for five years. In 1883 he moved to Pasadena, and was qnoof th«f- pioneer merchants of tliat place, startingthethird store in June of thatyear.. A small grocery' store, one small hardware store, one meat .shop and one blacksmith shop constituted the entire business of Pasadena at that time. He stw^gd with a sort of general stock in a small way, ran the store all bj' himself,bad hiu wife’s sewing machine at the store and made up dprons and other wear for the little girl, and then would go tO'sleep in the big rocking-chair and be undisturbedforhod^ at a time. Tiiink of it! ThisMn Pasadena only fqur years ago last June. Mr., M. F, DougloüJs the pioneer settler of La ^tne, h^pfe been the first man to take a lot m the to’vvn site. His choice of the entire plat was lot 7 in bhick 5, on account of its fine view of the railroad, with its many passing trains, and the far i-eachiiig vistas both eastward and westward. This was Sept.. 22,' 1887. He immediately proceeded to build the first residence in La Verne, and December 22, 1837, he moved into it with his family. B’at ipeanwhile a few smaller dwellings had be^n built and occupied, Mr. Douglas cahie from Beaver. Dam, Wisconsin, íb^Pasadena in June,. 188.5. II® is one of th^'DirectDrs of the Loi Verne'^.«and Company. MilM’. M) Heron was engaged three 3'éár^n Pasadena as a landscape and oraamWal gardener. He is now employed in setting out the gi’oundsatL. H, Bixby’s elegant hope on Mountain avenue,aud has been engaged by the LaVeme Land Co.,to lay out aud [ilant at least four of their parks as soon as the preparatory work on the streets and water service can be completed. It is probable that Ramona and Haw thone parks will be the first onqs fixed. The Plaza or Ingleside park, (the hotel grounds) of course cannot be laid out until the hotel is completed»    ' F.ldeiiC. C. 8niith was educated for the luiuistry of tlie Diri'pies’ Church at Hiram College, Portage Cpunty, Ohio, the institution \Xl!cre President Garfield was a teuchei’ in his early days. Elder Smith was pastor of a church in Youngstown. 0., frop 18GH to’70; then at Akron, in the same state, for about nine years. From there he went to Milwaukee and prt'achcd two years; then received a call from a church in Boston, and another froni St. Louis, but on account of his daughter’s hen 1th decided to come to California. Arrived here in fall of 1887, and located qt La Verne, Jjl'sipt W. R. Robbins, proprietor of the La Verne restaurant, is a native of Indiana, but had re^jioved to Illinois before the war. He served through the war in the 94,th Ills., the Mcljoan County Regiment, which saw plenty of hard service. Dr, IV. G. Cochran, now of Los Angelw, and Capt. Robbins were members of the same company, and niter the l)o< tor was «rcldént)8ly woiuidéíl í’aptain Robbjns nursed liim while atteudiug to his other duties. is regaiaed and a survey is taken of the sublime scene, self satisfaction exclaims, I eivme! I sCe!! I wonderll! This mzy at first seem a little extravagant. If 10, some of these beautiful days just drop z sandwich into your pocket, leave'the city of L’a^rne os the morning sun is stealiag his first kissfrom “Old Baldy,” and spend the entire day among these “everlasting hills,” One mile northvard from La Verne the mountains ctosc in, and we find ourselves standing at the very gateway of this great canyon. Here we begin our journey by poising huge rustic looking rocks and boulders, while we cross and recross over pebble beds, and waters pure and cold rüsh by us onward to the valley. The general direction of San Dimas canyon, though* quite meandering, is North and Seuth^ One-half mile from tbe mouth a smalls canyon comes into the main one, knows as *‘Lodi Canyon;” this is about threé miles long but very difficult to ascend op 'Account of great I»er[)endicnlar walls of solid rock. Along the ^way an abundance of spring /break^ o«t here andT there tbroughoüt the entire length. In passing up the main canyon one and onc-half miles farther a west fork tributary comes in which is about four miles in length. A large amount of timl>er is found in this canyon, and here and there sprinp burst fiYira the m^nteiir^w; but i raiug of chief interest and that pr rises a storehouse of wealth is á liú*' ¡quarry of pure white marble.    seems to be a whole mountain of it, and when properly developed.bids fair to vie in quantity and quality with the best of Italian ma|’bles. One-half mile farther up the main San Dimas, we are brought fat’e to face^yith an overhanging ledge some thirty or forty feet in height, of calcareous tufa, or what is more commonly called “petrified moss.’.’ This V.^Ttainly a rare and singular formation. For iq^es, perhaps, the water has been dripping over the bluff resulting in a chemical deposit which forms a perfect network of mosslike rock that to be admired needs but to be seen. In the next one ánd a half miles upward, several ^lort canyons ojicn into the main one and the higher up the closer the main closes in, but the more wild, romantic and beautiful the scene becomes. \^re the canyon makes for the firei time a decided fork, dividing into almost equal gorges known as North and South fork. The former we will not notice further but the soúth fork or right hand one as we go up/is rounding view. At the foot of Mount Pisgah on the north runs the jp-eat Santa F® Railroad with its twenty passing trains every day. Toward its westerly base lies the. cienga márked on our older maps as “Mud Springs,” and which was the eostera terminus of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad as originally projected, Sm*veyed and built, but now merged into the Santa Fe lino. Near this cienga are a number of artesi.an wells—some flowing and some a failure—and it gives rise te> Cienega brook flowing southwesterly till it is joined liy La Verne brook, v. hen they lovingly lock arms and run away down to tlio San Diq^ wash, to play hide and seek in the gi’avel and cobble stone debris that has been dummied down there from the San Dimas arroyo and its great mountain - splitting.„canyon. Cienega brook abd La Vprne brook coming together form ‘Puddingstone creek, which washes the feet of tlie San Jose hills and keeps their tbe nails growing. At the east of Pisgah lies the La Verne dairy farm of Messrs. Carrione & Kutz—a body of os richrland as ever lay out doors. On this farm rises Dairy crock which flows along the so’ath foot of the Mount through a pretty little valley which we name “Dairy Creek Dell,” and another range of lower liills lie south of this dell and shut off the city of Pomona from our view. Dairy creek flows out south-westerly from the Sni7joHe hills and ruiis away to join its jolly little play-fefiows in the San Dimas wash. Yes, go up on Mount Pisgah and see! see! seel Puddingstone Falls. A' Aliout two miles below La Verne there is a deep, wild, precipitous, rocky and ro-luaátic gorge skirting the west border of the 8an Jose hills, and at.one point the water rushes through a gap or chasm and tumble» over a ledge of flinty hard rock about thirty feet high. Brtow-rthe fall is a water-worn basin in the solid rwk from twenty to thirty feet in diameter and from two to five feet deep. The rock formation here is said to be of the Silurian age of geology, which ís very low down in the scale,or before there was much life on the earth... The composition of the rock is peculiar, and such as is not often seen. Just above the .falls, and where woi^ü smooth, it looks as if tbe Silurian chain-gang had broken up all the rocks that had yet been made and then dnm|»ed them into a great bed of blue mud to set and harden, as a sort of concrete foundation for the i-est of the earth to Iw built upon. It is ft cubiform conglomerate or jmddingstone; and a great variety of colore are represented,as gray, .brown, blue,green, maroon, pnrple,black, white, mottfed, striped. Some worn places sliow rings, whorls, spirals, el-li|)soids, etc., and other parts have an ap|>earnnce like mosaic or tesselated pavement rock. There are sycamore, live oak, willow, blivik alder, California poplar, mountain mahógany, sumac, horabeam and other trees down in the gorge*; and water runs there all the year round, 80 that it is a most lovely and iricturesque resort for a shmmer picnic or a holiday ramble. Some of the trees contain nests of the California tree rat. La Verae brook and Cienega brook flow together southward until within al»out a hundred rods of the fall, when they are joined by Dairy Farm creek coming in from the east, and from this point of junction the stream is called Pudding-stone creek until it flows into the larger San Jose creek a way down west of Pomona. On account of the peculiar appearance and nature of the ledge and bed rock at the falls it is called Pudding-stone Falls. “Puddingstone ” is a technical term in geology taken from the English plnm pudding and not from any of the kinds of pudding most commonly made by our American housewives: so when you go to Puddingstone Falls aud note the i>ecu)iar aj»pearance of the rocks which gave the falls their name, you muet not think of hasty pudding, or bread [ludding, but of the English plum pudding—then you will perceive the fitness of the nr'    , well worth the visit of Sheba’s queen. It reaches to the very base of “Old Baldy,” and carries away the melting snow. The mountains on right and left approach closely, while the laurel and the live oak, the ash and the old time sugar maple loi^k and interlace their branches so coihifletely that only a chance ray of sunlight" gleams through upon tlie rapid rushing water. One half mile’s travel we have through thcseshady bowers; we croB«| the stream “liack and foi'th, we.clirab oyer huge granit# boulders, till at last Itie ear catches the murmur, then the róók of a noisy cataract. The water pours down a peiqiendicular height of 3Q feet. An hundnkl yards farther up, another fall—thewnter rtishe* down 40 feet. Arid up a little further howgraudthe sctue rises to our view; the water leaps over a [lerpendieular precipice of about lOP feet. H^w sublimely sweet it is w sit| beneath the shadow of this solid ‘gianltq wall and-catch the charm of grand old Nature’s anthem, os the mountain elixir pours over and descends at out feet Before it reaches the level below a pei x t spray floats upon the air, and, as 'ar as the sunlight shine'’, pie many^ ' red rainbow is reflected—*' a thingj^^ beauty.” The name of these falls are be Wolfskill. Heleto-forébut little has ecn known of this rare retreat in the moo itaihs,froin the simple fact that they h vo been almost inoc-ccHsible. But no' a change has been wrought. During the past summer a great water deve oping company has constmctfd a roa I within less than a mile of “The Wolh iill” and Its surrounding beautiful seem j. Withqiit a doubt the time will come ind that shortly, too, ^•lien .the up])cr Hr n Dimas canyon will bo sought as a reson /znd retreat equal to Mother Nature’s Mhror. One of the finest pieces of reflective beauty ever granted the eye of mortal, was seen on the morning of March 3rd. The recent copious rains had left a temporary lakelet just in front of the Symes’ cottage, and while the I’estless breeze hod stolen aw^y to the deep canyons to take a qniet nay», the silvererl surface of this charming little mirror of nature was left without a riiqile or riffle, and therein was seen the snow-cresteil ]>eak8 of the gi’and old farther ridge of mountains, tbe next gradation, with its mottled brown rocky front,next tlie dark, fir-like green of the nearer range, Ihen the emerald vei^ dure of the foot hill slo])o. This charming picture would make jealous the most celehroted canvass, for nature’s artist had left no dofocts on this iinprqmptu back-ground. Ho beautiful was it that one’s firet imimlse was to wish ardently fora magician’s power tliat tliey might ])inion it fast so each passer by would be iwivileged to gaze on its rare loveliness. For once, did not the “ mountain come to Mahomet ?” % *> Pawvlena has finer cliuvchp* and larger congr‘i(rationH tlian any city of its size on I'tycific coast.n a: any fanmd in all 1 pse semi-tropics. Its advantages need o ily to be known and tried to be fully aj ireciatixl. ♦    J.    W.    Fvltok. lucxngleside. This is 'to be the name of LaVerae’sflne new hotel now being pushed rapidly to completion. A long , delay waa experienced from the difliculty of procnr-ing lumber and lime last winter. But the recent purchase of the entire two lumbelr yards at Lor^bnrg and their removal to LaVeme /inet the immediate want amhalso gave us a footing in (the lumber trade which, enables us to cdm-mandthe market hereafter. Mr. V. jF. Northrop, agent for the Oro Grande Lime Co., broke the lime famine by sa-cnringaA’ar Inad-r-i”'    t Verne, as the nrst deal lor his new agency. Now the work goes forward apace. The location of this hotel is very' fine and sightly. From its verandahs, piazzas, windows and towir tbe eye looks out upon a beauty and grandeur of landscape not excelled in all Southern California, except possibly by that seen from the great Raymond hotel at Pasadena. The view to the west takes in the whole San Gabriel valley from its eastern extremity at Verne to its western extremity or head at Pasadena. Looking south-by-west the Pacific Ocean is seen. The writer hereof has with the naked eye on a clear day descried the hulls of vessels at anchor in San Pedro harbor and seen jiassing steamere far ont at sea. To the east the view reaches across the Santa Ann valley, to South Riverside beyond— a (listan,“0 of twenty-five miles as the erow flies. Dii’ectly south is the great Santa Fo railroad, the many [lassing trains of wh'ch can be seen for five or six niiles (^f their ran; and just beyond it rise the ever beautiful and verdant San Jose hilh, with Mount Pisgah towering in the foregi’ound, yet easily accessible for a morning walk. To the north, and stretching os far as the eye can reach easterly and westerly, rise in ragged gi-andeur the Sierra Madre mountains as the first range, and the San Bernardino range back of thm, towering hundreils of feet still higher up into cioudiand. The great [leak of “Old Buldy” looks like a near neighbor; the Cucamonga twin [>eaks also appear but a little way off; while,the alpino monsters, Mount San Benmrdino and Mount San Jacinto, loom up with their mighty snowcai>s in the horizon. D1MENSI0ÍI», ETC. Ingleside hotel has a west frontage of 8G feet; depth of south wing 100 feet. A Tbe L* Verae Steam PI* ThI» is the lai^rest and most -buBiuess enjerpriiie yet established new town, and is therefore worthy extended description. / The main building is 2Gx50 feet, with an ell or boiler room 10x22. The engine is of ten horse power, and is from the Taylor Manufacturing Company, of ^ambersburg, Penna. The fnel is sup-^lied almost entirely from tfc^ chips shavings and sawdust of the mfll. It runs nicely and is in charge of Mr. Frank Simpson, engineer, who delights to set the women’s hair on end by making the whistle screech and scream with its loudest and shrillest notes about supper time. THS MACHINERY. The planing machine ip from the celebrated factory of J. A. Fay & Oft. It will dress any board or plant np to two fpet wide and five inches thick. It makes about 4000 revolutions a minute, and causes the chips to fly like snowflokeq in a nortKwetit blizzard. * The moulding machine is oteo from Fay & Co’s, factory, and can cut on four sides at once any piece of timber up to ‘ six inches square, in any pattern desirefl. ’ The ornamental cnt of a moalRing is determined by the shape and adjustment of the knives or blades which revolve, at 4000 revolutions per minute, ami beat lightning about forty rods pqr’ sec-’ ond. This machine M cme'^tíiriiít wóií’í' '* bear fooling with and can only be’ mari-oged safely and succeiBfully by á master hand. It is in special charge of Mr. 0. H.-. Masters, of Lebanon, N. H., who Is an old expert in such work. He is turning "but mouldings as ‘nice os can be made anywhere on the face-of the earth. The jig saw runs at. the rate of 4000 strokes per minute, and is used for sawing.oat all manner of fwicy patterns, ' crestings, brackets, pendantt, frieies,' fence panels, and the íilte. There are two buzz saws,one for rip- , ping boards 1 ength wise and one for crosa- -cut work. We don’t know how many/ revolutions they makft per minute,, hpt -they do run like- greased lightning, and are not healthy to sit down upon. A fel- • low tried it once back East, and Áey buried him both in one coffin. ^ ' The turning lathe has aswiiig.(^ eigiit ' inches, and can turn any sized átiuk ^ to 16 inches in diameter and 14 feet loijpij'.'-A longer stick can be turned by using a temporary support. Mr. D. E: Webb runs this maohin® and is turning op’li -specimens of work in this line’ that ‘ not be beat anywhere. He is á^ gene^ manager of the establisli mente ’ Mr. 0. L. Spalding, reoentiy .trfon Bael ton, Masa., is employed on general'ma-('hine work. F. L. Bower, from Kanmii, If flnisber. T. H. Chapman, from fiUrbyv^ Or., is yardman. A. M. Spalding, (fon-cord,Mass.-; is bookkeeper.’ Mr.. Spalding, from Boston, Mass., is a Inen^ ber and secretary of t^e MRl a»d Laint)t|^ Company, and is also buildiiig'foMttl|i|f for the La Verae Laud Co, ........ LUMBSq BVPBLr.    ' Tbe Mill (fompmiy bought ont'twb^ her ^au-ds at Lotdsbur^^coin^<U^C 300,000 feet of dry lumber^ I The San Dimas Arroyo. This aiToyo is quite siraUar to the An’oyo Heco at Pasadena. Below the mouth of the canyon it is wide aud deej). Im the cast bank, on the sloping hill side a short distance Isdow the canyon is the “Haynes Cienega,” covei-ed with a tangled mat of vines, ferns, and water plants, several hundre'd yai’ds in length. Near this cienega Mr. Haynes, an early settler, hod his log cabin, orchard, garden and cultivated fields. Just below the cienega, along the    , til I verandah 12 feet wide extends along the hillside IS a grove of handsome, long    ^ _    Aiirnt> fvnnTa*rí» n.tui 9a. foof mrzt*a rzTi f Iiez branched live oaks. Belo\v the oak grove the hillside becom(*s more precipitous, and for a considerable distanre is an almost iieqiendicular cliff about 100 feet Iiigh. At the oak grove is u trail, now scarcely passulde. lending up to tlie cultivated mesa on the bank above. What People Say of Our Beautiful Location. Ex-Senntor Jacobs, of Kansas City, wiiile visiting our Secretary, »Mr. Bird, said: “While the people of Riverside, Redlands, and other points I have visitci! have done much to make their pltwi» beautiful, yet the natural lieauty of your location surpasses auytliing 1 have yet se(m.” Mrs, McConl, of McCordsville, Indiana, told her Pasadena friends on her return from a trip to La Veriio that it was “just a heavenly place.’’ Mrs. Rachel F. Reid, M.’D.of Pasadena, formerly of Dps Moines,! own, and nphys-ieian of thirly yeaVs e.x|ierienee, says Ln-V'erae has a gii ater nnniber of pdints in its favor ivs u health éesort than any one plaí-e she has yet seen in Houthern Cnli-foriiiuy entire fronto,-?e and 24 feet more on the south side. From grade to tOp of tower is 61 feet, and to top of flag staff 75 feet. The first story is 12 feet in the cleat, the second Htor.A' 11 feet, and the third story 10 feet. A ndthcre are fourth story outlook rooirts in the tower. The whole number of rooms are 62. The dining room is 84 X 40; kitchen 21 x 81; and ample serving room, closets and dressers between. FIllE PROVISION. Beside tlu inain front stairway, there will be rei.r stairways to each story in each wing, making ample provision for ifre escape in cose of need. About 80 rooms have fireplaces, while nearly all have flues and can be mode warm and comfortable in any weather. The building will be plumbed and fitted fop gas, liesides liberal provision for baths, water closets, sewerage and all modern conven ieiices for health, comfort and pleasure. The front« and side grounds will lie quvrked In elegant style with the finest specimens of semi-tropic flowers, shrubs, vines ami trees. A marble mantel for the [mrlor in Mr. Douglas’ house arrived last Friday,—the first one in Ltv Verae, but "tbero’s more to follow.”    *- all to La V'erne. They also hayal feet more lumber orde^ direct The inráitment ib, amTya^s amounts fo about    , BUILDING CONTSACra^ ■' This company is prspoi^ fo n^abft timates and bids, and take oóntrdrta any size of building, from'the nriklMdi' and plaineat fo tbe largest arid mbM’ elaborately ornate. • Architecturtd designs, elevations, floora, frontbgS9 and workmen’s details, cate be' fon^frbsdt promptly to order, for ’chOi*che«, botefo, business blocks, fine luausious, farm' houses, baciiy»—any sort of buildin||^'<ni^ structure that ¿an be modeof wood« Tliis part of the woik is done by a ppox ft«sional, exjiert, tried and moccmfol nrcbitect, Mr. Ferdinaml Davis. Experiences of Invalids at Lá Verae. Miss.Tessie McOaw, niece of Ut.V.S. Pai’k, who has weak lungs, arid came here from her Nebraska home to get the benefit of this climate, bos been riiaklng her home at the Bixby ranch for several , months past aud ban im]>roved inhfsdtb very much. Hhe hasat different tiriiee s}ieiit a few days at Pomona and at RiTt erside, and says she feels very mrich better at La Verne than at either of fjiose places. Mr. W’ebb, manager of the LaVwm* Mill and Lumber Co., has a son who ha* been an invalid nearly all his life from a bronchial affection. It was tbe bopa that their boy might regain his health that induced Mr. and Mrs. Webb to leare ^ their New England home for this more genial clime. They lived at Pasac dena several^ months brfore ®om>< ing to La'' Verae, ^ and they qris*» tioned the advisability;... here on account    boy’s    heril^* But the change bos been(*.^most happy one for them for the sick boy has improved wonderfully and is steadily g®fo', ing in health and strength- Hinre our advent at La Verae we bare enjoyetl the clear bright sunshine in the early morning, while looking down upon the billows of fog enveloping Pomona, Glendora, Azusa, Monrovia and other points. We do not wish to be understood as l^olding out the idea that we hare an immunity from fogs. There is no such place between the HierraMmlre range and the ocean, and indeed weshouldnot want to live in any place in California which . was exempt from fogs, for such a placs must be a hot place. But we mean that], wo are especially favored in this respect. Our location gives us th© full benefit of th^cool breezes from the Paciflo—not harsh and damp as they are in all place* near the ocean, and yet fresh and brao-ing, fully tempering the heats of the hottest summer days, aud at the sanie time the location places us above the most of the fogs. M. KELLEHER, Civil Engineer AND8URVEY0R, ' BAN DIMA8 AND L08 AMOgDKB, GAL r

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