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La Verne News (Newspaper) - March 15, 1888, La Verne, California \. / \ *.RNE NEWS. jDAY, march 15, 1888. X.OCAL BREVITIES. *n» Lft T«rn« po8t office building; is and ready for the plasterers. Reven car-loada of lumber arrived from 8an Pedro harbor for LaVemelast Mr. George Banka has bought E. A. Wright’s place, on Ramona avenue. The Nagasaki Tea Co’a. pictorial de-Kvery wagon decorated our strecte last Saturday.___ William Furrey’s new house on Alessandro avenue is nearly ready for the lathers. _^__ ^ Mr. Packard is building an elegant mansion in his fine eucalyptus grove just northeast of towu~ The ladies of La Verne aw talking of organizing a branch Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Mr. L. Meredith is building a pretty and ortistic new house on Sedalia avenue bdow Cambridge street. . feefling Had The La Verne restaurant is from 25 to 30 patrons every day. 27 to dinner last Saturday. Mr AsAhe name 8an Joee ^nrs so often on our pa|)er, {lerhaps vt ongfat to explain that it is th^ Spímish for Saint Joseph and is prononhre*8an Hosay. A. IL Pogue has the material on the ground foi- the erection of his new house on Irving'street at north line of town, lie will “look down” upon his neighbors, but his'l>eart will be with them, all the same Mr. E. A. Wright and faniily^ have removed tg Napa, north of .San ÍVancisco, where bis sister, Miss Col^, is" going to start a millinery business. La Verne regrets to lose them, but wishes them good fortune in their new home. Our “devil’’ comes in with his inkynps«( and whispers: that poem of “Baby L^ Verne” istoocutetogoput anonymously. We ought to say, sub rosa, that it was written by Dr. Reid, besides the one called “Old Baldy’s Greeting,” on our first page. ' We have a good deal of interesting matter that is crowded out of thisiiisue. In short, we found that we could not tell all the “news” about La Verne in one issue, but propose to keep righ^ on every week, doing the best we can to tell the story. CoKPEfTio.N.—In the list of sharehold-r. Greenwood is building a commodh    ^emé    Land    Co., on our first residem« on Sednlia avenue north of    Ebza    B.    Coover’s plsfce of res idence should be Wooster, Oiiio, instead of Kansas. Miss Jane; F. Smith should be accredited to South Newburg, Vt., and Mrs. A. E. Fisher to Neur Bedford, Mass. ons Fulton street. — Ails— Elders C. C. Smith and Win. Young, of Iai Verne, have been holding meetings at Glendora for sometime, with good success. The reservoir has been thoroughly Heaned and a box screen placed over the entrance to the Grand avenue pipe, u ■ Messrs. Nye and Armstrong have commented the erection of a joint residence on Sedalia avenue and Fulton street. Foreman F. L. Spalding now has thirty men under his chai'ge, engaged on new buildings. He keeps things mov- inpr- ______________ Mrs Robbins’ stately new residence on Grp«d«rénuenoi'th of Glendora street lot^ns up toward prospective habit- abnity.____ Mr.^arkey, our bricklayer contractor was lying sick at Pasadena, at last accounts. Hope lie'll soon be on deck again.    ___ We have no marriage column yet, but we get a whisjier that thei'e’s a matriino-pial pot boiling in town. Ah, yes, we smell greens. The first pwtry written in La Verne was the melodious pair of verses on our Smith uTOtett. —V fourth page, jftnd signed “J. T. S.” Br.»^ Smith’s family mansion which is going up at the comer of Grand avenue and Glendora street. This will be the largest and most costly dwelling yet built here. But i»erhaps the next man will take his cue and go it one better. Mr. and Mrs. Lamb and the four little LainliH got into their new house on De Soto avenue last Tuesday, just ahead of the tlii’ee day’s rain storm. Mr. Payne’s jieach orch.ard, in the ar-' royo settlement, is in full bloom, and is as pretty a florascoiie as mortal eye ever looked u])on. «There are many children in La Verne -too small to go so far to the district -\V no Wtii skuiu _ Mr. V. F. Northrop, of La Verae, is the agent of the Oro Grande Lime Co., for all places on the line of the Santa Fe railroad between San Bernardino and Los Angeles. No need inf any more “lime famine” in Southern California. They’ve got plenty of it and got it “quick.” The Son Dimas school district includes La Verae, Glen Alpine, San Dimas, and the Arroyo settlements. Its apportionment from the county school fund this year is |272, but more is to come from the State. The directoi-s are W. S. Young, D. C. Teague, and L. H. Blxby, clerk. _ Tuesdays and P’ridays are special days for La Verae, and the La Verne omnibus meets the trains from Los Angeles and Pasadena on those mornings, at the San Dimas station. We meet the same trains on other days with a smaller hack. La Verne visitors are carried FREE, both to and from the trains. - The foundation material and much of the lumber are on the ground for Dr. The San Jose Ranch Co. has a brick yard about two miles southwest of La Verne, and there our supply of bricks comes from.  __ A. C. Abbott & ('o. jiropose to keep good goods and sell them as low as the name articlt*H can lie bought for in Po-luoua or any neighboring town. Mr. G. S. Goss found near Pudding-stone falls a fragment of a fossil shell which appears tq, be a genuine fossil relic of the Silnrinn age of geology. The irrepi-Pflsible sewing machine peddler has “done” La Verae. /An organ grinder and monkey is all we lack now to give us a metropolitan air. Mr. Thos. Divino has made a standing galley, galley ra<;k, proof cabinet, tables, etc., for our printing office, and did u nice workmnuli'Ke job. La Verae is in the San Jose road district and Win. Wildman of Pomona, is roadmaster. We need another rond-inaster for the north part of the district. ~—    ¿ \ The Los Angeles 'rribune Invs estab- liiihpd an agency in La Verae, at Abbott & Co*H. stoie. ,,ThO morning paper is delivered to its patrons here about 9 or 19 o’clock._____ • Abbott & Co.’s store is headquarters for all iwrts of stoie trade. As the Dutchman said: {‘Eri you don’d can see vat you vants, better of you asks for it, ve vas got ’im.” The advertisement of Messi-s. Marshall & Bigelow’s store, at Sau Dimas, opiieai-s in our columns. They are very pleasant and accommodating gentlemen and are aecuring a good nin of trade. Jay Berrier is the goa«l looking young man who drives the Chino ranch meat wagon and supplies La Verae with fi-esh meat. There is a fair jirosiiect that La Venie will have a local meat shop of her own in a week or two. Mr. Orrin has ten shovelers, and eight men with teams at work on the streets, and they are making dirt fly, for keeps. Workmen don’t do any “soldiei-ing” on Orrin’s contract, you bet. Mrs. G. H. Harris has done considerable of the type-setting on this first number of our paper, and done it well. She éan paint a^ picture, cook a dinner or darn a sock just as well. The smaller room over Abbott’s store is to be fitted up for a public reading room andjfurnislied with a variety of newspapers and periodlctds at an early date. On occasion this room may be thrown open so os to enlarge the capacity of the Hall. Mrs.Symes has taken in Glen Alpine and the Puddingstone Gorge and Falls, a^d she soys there is nothing near Pasadena to compare with thoee falls, in romantic beauty, and that is a much greater charm of natural scenery—more ¡loints of interest •bout Vcruo than about Pasadena. One of the places of curious interest for La Verneites to visit is the Cienega tunnel which the San Jose JIanch Co. is making. It starts in near Mr. Teague’s bara and is now built in over 300 foot. The arch is high enough so a person can walk in. It is designe<I to tap the artesian »veii8 u..- ^    ....    to    fl’'' lands below. La Verne abounds in musical talent, and has a ladies’ quartette, composed of Mrs. Abbott, soprano, Mrs. Bird, second soprano, Mfs. Davis, alto, Miss Minnie Cowan, contralto. They are to assist at a concert at Glendora next Wednesday evening, for the benefit of the Disciples church of that place. Mrs. Abbott will also play the piano, accompanied by her husband, Mr. A. C. Abbott, on the violin. ___^___ Last Fritluy night the postoffico at Lordsbui-g was burglarizwl. A hole was drillcHl in the top of the safe and a charge of powder put in wjiich blowed the door off. TheblasCclid ranch damage to the counter and wincjows besides. The noise of the explosion wait heard by several yteople, but having no suspicion of w hat it was they paid no atteution^to it. The thieves got )f55 in money and |G0 or $70 in postage stamps. The iron water jiijHis for street mains in La Verne are. now ready for delivery as soon as the street gratling is done and the ditches are made ready. Meanwhile some families residing away from the temporary pijie line on Gr^nd avenue, or the xanja down Hawthorao andxilammia avenues, have to be sup-plied by the company’s big water tank wagon which goes around every day to^ fill their pails, tubs, ban-els and other vessels.  ___ A petition and application for n county road six or seven miles up. through San Dimas canyon to Wolfskill Falls, proved to lie informal in some techiiijipl iwiints and could not be giant-ed. The County Board ha#i given consent for an tuueiided jietition and ai»pointed three rottd viewers to go over the ground again. The rainy w-enthcr of the past month has delayed . the jiroceediugs, but ¡Í is now hojied that the viqwore will be able to insi>éct the route and make .their report soon. All La Verne is interested to get a county road up to the Wolfskin Fulls, one of which is 30, and one 40 and one 100 feet high. ^ Preaching Ne^t Sunday. The La Verae Hall is ready for use, and will beoccupiod nextStiiulay, March 18th. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a. m., and preaching at 11 o’clock. Elder J.W. Fulton is engaged to take charge oftlie church which will be then organixed, and hew^lbo assisted on this occasion by Elder W. 8. Young.^_ AGENTS FOR LA VERNB. Young Broa., No. 4, West First St., first door east of the Natick House, Los Angeles, are special agents for La Verne. They are from Sfslalia, Mo., but are no relation to the Youngs of this place. Mr. J. L. Overton, of Johnston & Overton, is siiecial agent for La Verae property, at Ponjiona. Mr. E. M. Taylor, at Monrovia. Th'« Lyman Alleii Land Co., Grand Hotel Block, opposite First NatiomU Bank, Pasadena, PRIZES OPFBRBD: It is not alone the genial climate and the pictnresqne natural'scenery which maises Southern California attractive to the tourist and the old resident, but is the many beautiful home places, with their handsome fruit and ornamental trees, their nicely trimmed hedges, neat lawns, beautiful - flowers and luxuriant vegetation—those things which our climate and soil, with the watá-, make, it possible for us to produce—that delicts the eyes of the tourist and makes the resident well content with his lovely home. W’e want to make La Vesae the most beautiful rural city in ,Southern California, and as an additional incentive to the people to vie with each other in beau-tifying^iheir homes, I offer the following hash prixes, which will be awarded by a committee at sometime during the coming summer^whieh wiU be announced later —probably in August or September: For the moet complete and attractive place, and most complete and handaorneat arronnds, (re-snrdlcM of etyie and coat ot bnildinKa,)......' $50. Second Prise,.............................................  25. For the beat laid out gronnds .......  25. Second Priae  .................................... 15. For the best láwn......................................... 15. Second prize.................................................. 10. 16. 10. *15. 10. 15, 10. For beat d’aplay of roses.............................. Second prize *.......................:.............. For best display of flowers..,  ........... Second prize...............................................f.. For the largest growth of any tree.............. Second prize  .......................................... For the beet hedge on threé sides of lot....»., 15. Second prize  ......................................... ]o. For the largest tree makin)( a good growth. - 10. No one fierson is to re<-eive more than two piixos, or more than fifty dollars. Lyman Allen. The “Aldine,” or Ladies’ Art Society. About tvi'o months ago the ladiqs^ of La Verae started what has gro\rn ^ be the “ Aldine Society.” They were a cdni-munity of strangers providentially thrown together in this new town and new counti-y from all pai-ts of the world, alinost, and they needed to come together and get acquainted, and find out what knowledge,'sympathies, hopes, aspirations, interests and tastes they hiid in common, and what nice and useful things they might learn from ern'b other. The first meeting was held at tfce residence of Mrs. W. S. Bird. The plan adopted was for each lady to bring with her some unfinished woi k of woman’s art, for use or ornament, and Vi.sit together while continuing or finishing it. In thig way they could leara from each other new arts, and new points lof interest or advantage about such mdustries. The home-making, home-adorning and home-serving instincts of a refined woman cover a pretty large range of designinggenius and hand-icrajt d€({tness. So we find in this Aldine Society the whole curriculum of nice things that women learn to do for home and loved ones. Nothing comes amiss-painting, crocheting, lace knitting, wax work, hair work, wool work, floss work, ^ad work, feather work, crystal work, ^per work, dress trimming, quilting, patehing, darning, mending, rug making, economizing new material or utilizing old material—these and a hundred more things of household art and domestic eironomy are quite as important in the home life a.s anything that men attend to in the business life of the world; and it takes about as much brain work, pa-..eure, pei-sererauce and skill to getithelr u,ses out of them. Tlje Aldine met first at Mrs. Bird’s, Feb. 15^ 1888; has met twice at Mrs. F. Davis’, and one or two meetings were hindired by rainy weather. The following ladies were in attendance at the last meeting: Mrs. Dr. J. T. Smith, Mrs. E. A. Robbins, Mrs. John C. .Smith, Mrs. L. H. Blxhy, Mrs. John B. Hill, Mrs. J. T. Pnlsifer, Mrs. Rev. C. C. Smith, Miss Gertrude Smith, Mrs. W. 8. Bird. &f iss Minnie Cowan, Mrs. A. C. Abbott, Mrs. F. E. Perley, Mrs. A. A. Armstrong, Mrs. Clara'A. Brown, > Mra. D. E. Webb, Miss Cora A. Wright, Mw. F. J. Pierce, Mrs. €. K. Daily, itrs. F'erdiiiand Davis, Miss Bernice G. Davis, MiseTíellie G. Davis. Miss Myrtle C^wan. - Singing and music form parn of the pleasantriea of these meetings, and every lady in La Verae and vicinity is welcome to attend. At pi-esent it has no esiiecial objret except sociability and acquaintance, but in time they exi>ect to make it serve the purpose of raising funds for some charitable or public interests of the community.__ A syndicate of capitalists has secured po8ses.sion of the marble mountain in the San Dimas canyon three or four miles above La Verae, and are preparing to quarry marble and burn lime up there. Nearly overyjbody in Lá,Verne is going to compote forthe cash prizes offered by Dr. Allen in aiibther column. The Dr. may as well be getting his purse string loose. That prize money will be called for. But we think the best newspaper in liH Verae ought to come in for a prize, too. _^ The following names have thus far bi'en signed for organizing a Good Templars’ Lodge in La Verne: J. J. Coyle, Geo. H. Banks, W. S. Young, Mrs. E. A. Robbins, 0. H. Masters, F. J. Pierce, Mrs. Pierce, Miss L. B. Coombs, F. L. Spalding. More names are. wanted. Mr. Coyle is a member of the Right Worthy Grand Lodge of the World. * Dr. J. T. Smith practiced his profession at Warren, Ohio, before the war. He entered the array as surgeon of the 2d Ohio cbvalry and was detailed as snrgeon-in-chief of the SiORvisíónr^Gen. Custer’s staff, serving in the army three and a half years. After the war he settled at Columbus, Mississippi, and while there served as collector of internal revenue fpr the 2d district of Mississippi. He was also President of the Miaslssippi Valley and Ship Island railroad. In 1875 he r^rned to Ohio,^ settling in Col-linwood, a suburb 'of the city of Cleveland, and practiced medicine there and in the city. In December, 1887, he came to California, and settled at Lá Verne as a practicing physician, being a brother of Elder C. C. Smith and Mrs. E. A. Robbins of- our town, and gains a place in history as the first doctor of La Verae. OBITUARY. Dird, at hi* rMtilenoe on Mor«no avtnn*. Jan. 80, INMt, Tbumar E. Culvbm, asfd 06 yeara. < Mr. Culvnr wac from Utica, IlUnola. H« waa aabject to haart dlaaaaa, havln« hizd aevaral at-tocka ol It at former boma. Thia waa the flrat death in La Varna. The funeral waa held at t^a family raaldtnoe and tha body takan to Tomona for burial. Ha loavaa a wif# and aon who hava the eiboeru ayu>|>athiea ol the covmatilt/. . Ónr Public Pstk' The plaza, or“Ing^de Park/' cuiu-prises half ofBIock 21, boncigd by Grand aveune on the west, HedaUa venue on the east, Delmar street north aid Cambridge street south. The Inglende itel stands in this park, fronting on G: 1 avenue and Cambri(|tge street. The httel is now nearly enclosed, and a full deriription is given in another place. Whercompleted tiie grounds will be laid oi|t in artistic malls, courts, promenades, eh., and set with semi-tropic shade t»xj8, shrubs, flowers, grass-plats, vin^ and fountains. ^    ‘    • La Verae park comprises, e whole of block 39, bounded by Aldinéavenne east, Hawthorne avenue west, Glmdora street north, and Fultcm street south. The lands^pe gardener, Wm. M Heron, now ^rorkingtbr Mr. Bixby, is eigaged to lay this park out and plant t with trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, git^, and set fountains, as soon as the aireet grading and water piping will permt. This is to be the grand breathing plioe aqd mmn public park of the town. Winona park is the teminal point at the junction of Hawthorne and Winona avenues which come togetKer at an acute angle. This will be a small pwkorparklet, its shape and position as to streets rendering it not desirable for a residence lot. Havrthorae park is a sinilar point of land or parklet at the junction ot Hawthorne and Ramona ave-iues. Ramona avenue runs true north a^rontb, and is the old county road whicfueads up into th^ San Dimas Arroyo. It merges in^o Grand avenue on the south, n^at the Santa i’e Railroad track where the La Verne station is to be located, and the switches, side tracks, etc. Aldine park is another point of land^ parklet at,the junction of Aldine and Ramona avenues. Ramona park is another of the same sort at the junction of Ramona with Grand avenue, which Mr. Heron will lay out first. The work of street grading is now going on vigorously, under the efficient management of Mr. D. T. Orrin, and the pipes for the street mains are ready in the factory at Los Angeles. It is the intention to follow up the street grade with the water pipes, and have four of the paf^s graded, laid out and planted this. spring, Mr. Heron, the expert landscape gardener being specially engaged for this work. But two of the parklets, Winona and Aldine, will probably have to wait till next spring. Church Services. The first religious i^rvice held in La Verne was a prayer meeting ot the reei-q^ence of Mr.' F. J. Pierce on Alessandro avenue, on Wednesday evening, Feb, lora, 1888, at which meeting nineteen persons were present. The following Sunday, Feb. 19, the first Sunday meeting was a Sunday school service held at 3 p.m., at the.residenre of John B. Hill on Ramona avenue, at which twenty-four persons were present. It was conducted by^^H. Masters, and consisted of devotional exercises and the regular Interaational Sunday school lesson for that day. A song seivice was hdd at the same phjrtTth^M me evening, also led by Mr. (^íástersT^h^^ next Sunday, Feb. 26, thé^an4áy school was held at the residence of Mr. Pi J* Pierce on Alessandro avenue. Mso March 4th, and since. Wednesdayevening prayer meetings have been held regularly at Mr. Pierce’s residence, led by different ones os appointed from time to time. They have procured a supply of hynm books and lesson papers as used by the Disciples denomination; but these have been unión meetings in which Methodists, Baptists, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Friends, and others joined in the common fellowship of Jesus Christ "and his gpspel of love. Arrangements are in [irogress for a grand literary and musical entertainment and sociable—a sort of for^flj opening of La Verae Hall, in aboii^ two weeks,? A description of the Congregational college which is located only two miles east of La Verae, came too late for this issue; and numerous Nother articles were crowded out. They will appear in next issue. ____ W'e aresjjleased to note the good pro-grras being made by our sister town oV San Dimas. Their pretty and tasteful hotel is nearly completed; the station building will soon be ready for service; some new buildings are going up, and everything is astir with healthy life. Mr. Al. Cobler, the postmaster at Loidsburg, has been very’accommodating to La Verne people, and they feel like tendering him a vote of thanks, or the best dinner that the beet cook in the La Verne restaurant can dish out for the prettiest waiter to pass to him. A few days agOr-a party of La Verae picnicers spent the day down in Puddingy stone goi’ge, and while there, hod Mr. Coyle take a photograph of the whole group, with the falls os a background. The following ]s a list of the group: Mr. and Mrs. ÍRobinson, Mr. and Mrs. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Davis, Bernice Dnvis, Nellie Davis, Roy M. Davis, Mrs. J. M. Stearns of Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Perley, Geo. Billings. Mr. and Mrs. Pnlsifer, Walter Pnlsifer, Mr. and Mrs. Webb, Archie Webb, Roy Webb, Miss L. B. Coombs, Mr. J. J. Coyle. Mr. J. J. Coyla our photographic artist, has traveli ’ very extensively in nearly all parts t the world, and being a great admirer 0 fine natural scenery, has always taken pains as far as possible to visit all such points of interest. He has probabU taken in mdre of the hills, dells, and linglee about La Verne than any other fl, the new or old redden ts. He sa.v.. that nowhere in his travels has he sien more beautiful scenery, and that it romkids him of scenes in ths Isle of Cypress. Mr. Coyle h‘as been accustomed to taking landscape views while on his tratéis, and is quite an expert in this lim. He is now engaged in taking viewr? in and near La Verne^ which will be placed on exhibition in Los Angles, Pasadraa and otlier towQs, hence we have gathered some items\^ this line. The first painting in La Verne was done by J. W. Doane. The first grading was done by t^eLa Verne Land Company. The La Verne News is the first newspaper of this new towm. May it be forced into a daily the first year. Mr. Northrop, we behevehad the pleasure of plantibg the first shade trees in La Verne. Thiafis quite a^honor. Messrs. Carrione Sc Kntz peddled the first milk in La Verne, and have worked up quite a business. They'areclever gentlemen. The first dog was brought to La Verne by Mr. Sherman. On leaving the place he gave the dog to Mr. Perley who has him now. The first houfie built in La Verne was that of Mr. Douglas. It is a pretty Structure and stands uphi^ to greet the passing trains.    , Solomon Gates was the first man subscribed and paid for the La VEpii News. He also sends four copies to friends east^    /    ^    ) It really does one good to loohsat Mrs. Hill’s chickens, the first ever impoi^ to La Verne. Fine and glossy, ánd good layers they have proved. The first span of horses in La Verne, was those of F. E. Perley. He has been healing and teaming eVer since with them until they fed at home. Mrs. F. E. Perley is the owner of the first cow that was brought to La Verae. She is a fine milker and it looks good to see a cow lounging in our pastures. The first sale from the grocery store of C. A. Abbott & Co., of La Verae was a roll of butter to Will. Young. The first sale will ever be coqjited as a big thing. The first insurance policy Issued here was that by Mr. A. L. Robinson, insuring the La Verne Land Company’s building in which the office is located. The policy w'as dated Dec. 13,1887. Mrs. Symes was the first La Verne lady to clamber doira the great Pudding-stone gorge and visit the falls; and her daughter, Ho, six years old, was the first child to do the same from here. Rev. C. C. Smith brought the first cat to La Verne. He came from Milwaukee, and having a sister living at Pasadena, who was about to remove to La Verne, he brought her a large, fine Maltese cat. Dr. J. T. Smith was the first of that profession to locate in La Verae. He is from Cleveland, Ohio. The Doctor seems to enjoy it here, and rides about the canyons and country in search of something new and more beautiful every day. L. H. Buckles opened the first restan-rant, in a building which had been put up for a blacksmith and wagon shop. He was succeeded in the business by M. R. Robbins who keeps the La l^erne restaurant and boarding house on the corner of Grand avenue ahd Erie streeti ^ John C. Smith has the honor of being the first “printer’s devil” in La Verne. John run the ink rollers for our. first edition of 4,300 papers. We will now turn him over to the Academy of Sciences to see whether hoofs and horns have b^n to grow on him. '    . The first bricklaying in NLa Verne was done by Mr.    WaiWn, of Pasadena. It was the foiibdafion for the building now ci^upied by the La Verne restaurant. The next was the foundation for the Ingleside Hotel, and building the chimneys. The first letter that came addressed to the La Verae postoffice was an inquiry from the great Bradstfeet’s commwcial, agency os 4o the financial standing of La Verne’s principal mercantile house. The “standing” is A. No. The “sitting” is good, too, judging by the seat of the storekeeper's pants. 'The first stickful! of type was set by G. H. Harris, who also pulled the first impression or did the first press wprk on the first issue of. the first newspaper, in La Verae. All our neighboring towns have had their newspapers printed for some weeks at first in Pasadena or Los Angeles; but every lick of work on the La Verne News has been done here at home. % The first alligator was brought to La Verne from Florida by John C. Smith. It is the first step toward a roologioAl garden or a menagerie, and who Shall say that from this small beginning John may not ont-Barnum Barnum, In i’lorida Mr. Alligator used to slip on a nice warm mud overcoat when cold weather set in, but the clothing stores of LA Verne have not been able to fit him yet._ i Our First Church.    j The Christian Church people have been the first to take measures for establishing a church in LaVerae. They have 'becured lots Nos. 44 and 45 in block 12, corner of Grand avenue and Bonita street, for a church site, and have already obtained pledges amounting to over |3,000 for funds to erect a bouse of worship thereon. And they intend to begin work on the new chnrch as soon 08 they can get organized and prepare the plane therefor .But for the preeent services will be held in the La Verne Public Hall, over A. C. Abbott Sc Co.’s store. EldeiV C. C. Smith and W. 8. Young, of this denomi-' notion, reside at Verne, and J. W. Fulton, only two miles away. At this writing our postofflce supplies, postmaster’s commission, and mail pouches have not yet arrived from Washington; nevertheless, mail matter addressed to La Verne postofflce arrives every day by lily of Lordsburg. But the mail pouch for La Verne will be delivered from the railroad at San Dimas station when we get our own mail service into running ordegr. We will havs two mails daily—one from the east and one from the west. Our post offlce was granted and John Symes appoii|ted postmaster by the authoritiesat Wai^ington March 1st. Our petition fpt a poet offlcs hadfiSsi^ert.    ‘ S STOFE r J MARSHALL & BIGELOW. ^    ,    t    . 7 JPx*opcr±eti03?s. 1 l¿ámá A Um. u. wr«k*Taoaiaadslw8tud.coBiplata«toek«)l 5 Groceries^ and Provisions, «    V • Glassware, Qbeenswarc, ■'V O-OOIDS, .AJsTD IsTOTIOlTS. ,Al«o a fnU atock at HARDWARE, \ a - , -    ^    J Stoves, tinware’, Iron, Nails, C And all klnda of 8b^ Hardware. Our atock la new and complete And Will be Sold at Los-Angeles Prices. All Goods will be Delivered to any part of the Valley, free. We niao prepared to de all kl^da ol PLUMBING .AND STEAM FITtíN¿ ' All aiiea of Water And Gaa Pipe kept In Stoek. Don't forget tliat we DELIVER GOODS FREE op CHARGE, MARSHALL Sc BIGELOW, SAN DIMAS*,iL^L. Towisr oip SAN DIMAS! Thla ie the ^íiúj place In the San Gabriel Valley having at the expenee ot lte'proteeton« Complete Sewerage System, Therebf eavlng aU ezj Gm property owaera ana laennue (or all thne to eonm the health aad ifort of aU who may eettle here at thia S-ULxaaxLAti of "bihLe "Valley, With onr alater city of La Verne, we any without fear of ancceaefnl contradicttoa. that thla to the dryeat and coóleat apot in thia valley, there being leaa fronte than In any of the towaa oa either aide ot oa owing to the proximity of the hllto on. the north and aonth. Pd^i lountain Water Already Pipe^Il TbroDAb tbe Toni And over thooeanda of aerea of the flneat aoil in thie VMligr. Here yon caa parcluHe a towa lot, or oae or aa many aerea ^Jud aa yon deaiie, at J    ^ Prices That Will Surprise You for Their Cheapness..-^ This to anre to become one ot the moat favored spota for home eeeaera owing to the maay advantages it natnrally poeeeeaea. A very fine Hotel hi nearly completed; the B. B. • u Depot will be occupied within 00 daya: a fine large Planing Mill. Sash, Door, and Blind factory will be in fnll rnnnlng condition within SO dare: mtuiy cottages and dwelllnm are nnder contract, indndlag a Chnrch and School honse; ve have THE LARGESTÍSTOCK OF LUMBER Between Pasadena and Ontario; andithe San Dimas Brick Yard to tnndag ont as taa brick aa Are made anywhere in Southern (tolitorala. E. MARSHALL, Agen‘ SAN DIMAS, CAL, H’OE. « A'T.-Pl ON EASY TERMS 80 Acres, 1825.00 p«p acre—22^ aeree set 8 yeani to Orangda, Lmnone, Prunes, Apricot, Peare, Feachee, Apples, Grapes, Berries, dkc. It's a Bargain. 20 Aeres, Set in Freneb Prnnes, - $1000 per Aere. HCoxLse, Saa?XL, HZexoxexy, r    Ic.,    Ac.,    Ac.    10    acres    set    in    Peaches,    Pssrs, Prunes. Orsages, Ac. Also a great vtffisfty of small fruit A Beautiful Home, Chei^p. HALF OF 40 AORE;^ $350 per Acre. 20 Acres at $365 per Acre. Will Subdivide. AH t||ie above are adjoining the beantifnl and growing town of La Yi For farther information call npon or address    ^ A'. L. ROBINSON, Agent, Cor. ot Grand avs. and Dilmar 8t, LA TSEKI% CAIi

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