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La Verne News (Newspaper) - March 29, 1888, La Verne, California n VOL. 1.LA VERNE, LOS ANGELES CO,. CAL. THURSDAY. MARCH 29, 1888. NO. 2. BUSINESS CARDS. Physician and Surgeon. ÓfliM, cor. Grand Are. and Delmar Stmt. RMtdcne*. cor. Grand .Are. and Uleiddra St. ProtMMionol calta attended promj^ day or algüt.    _ U R. DAILEY, Fresco and Sign Painter. Reeldence on Alessandro Arenne, aontb ol Glendora stmt. M. KELLEHER. Civil Engineer AND ST’RVEYOR, SAN DIMAS AND LOS ANGELES. CAL. SOLOMON GATES, Nur^ry and Green House. Fmlt and Ornamental trees, ‘shade trees, ahrnbs, flowers, buliis, etc.    ^    , Green house and ranch on Mountain Ave., aorth ol La Verne. COME AND SEE. ^ FERDm.\ND D.WI.S, Architect and Draftsman-. Plane and épeciflcations. designs, elevat'one, aroflles, and detail views prcparei! and fnrnished to order, tor cottaRes, mansions. hoU-ie, chtirches, bnsiness blocks, or any sort of archltecturn! drafting. Firat class work guaranteed. ' Olhce with La Verne Land Co., cor. Grand Ave. and Delmar Stmt. WM. S. BIItD, INSURANCE AGENT. Oflce. cor. Grand Ave. and Delmar «¡treet, LA VEBNE, CAL. A. L. ROBINSON, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE AGENT. Lots in La Verne and ncreasre property for sale. Freo carria.ire to show visitors around. Or    (.’or.    Uraiid    Ave.    and Delmar .St. W. 11. ROBBINS, LAVERNt RESTAURANT AND LODC NC HOUSE, Meals 26c. Board '.,-d room, $5.50 per week. Corner of Grand .Avtnua asd Erie Street. D. T. ORRIN. ‘A CITY BET UPON A HILL.’ The La Verne^'News. Enbered at the Poet Office as aecond-class matter. La VicRNB ta located on the divide between the great San Gabriel valley on the west, mnd the Santa Ana valley on the east, giving a magnlfl-oent view acrose twenty-flve miles of rich and pop-nlons oonntry either way to Pasadena westward and Soath Riverside soatbeastward, besides a thirty mile vtata to San Pedro and the ocean. It tathlrty-flve milib east from Los Angeles and twenty-five from Pasadena, on' the transcontinental line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and five miles north from Pomona, the nearest station on the great Sontbern Pacific Railroad; but the new Sontbern Pacific foothill Ine is surveyed directly throngh La Verne. Our soli is all fm from cobblestone or sand wash, and is as rich and fertile as a garden spot. The water snpply is bonntiful; a good school; a pnhllc hail, with preaching and Snnday school eveiy Sunday; a postoffice; a printing office; str.^fM (lud Punmllcg, for nil fninlly necessities; a free reading-room; no iiiinqr solodns, and nevar shall be; perfect sewerage provided for; six pnb-Uc parks preparing; a fine 65-room hotel being bnilt; climate and scenery not excelled in the wide world; the best health resort on the continent; more romantic rambleways and '‘sights to see" tjinn any other town on the coast. If you donbt, Jnst come and see. Truth la mighty and WUJ prevail. * Lot leveling, excavation ofj reservoirs, icilars, its., etc.    ^ LA VERNE. CAL. CARRIONE & KIJTZ, Proprictoi's of The La Verne Milk Dairy. Pure, fresh milk delivered every day to families and other patrons. ' Residence anil Dairy Farm opposite La Verne, South of kbe T. A Santa Fe R. it. track. ■ J. J. COYLE, Landscape Photographer. •Views taken of houses, yards, orchards, irult scene», flower seenes, domestic nHiiiiale, and all kinds ol outdoor photographing work. Inquire at La Verue restaurant. NYE 4 ¿RMSTROYG. House and Sign Painters AND PAPER HANGERS. Sedalia Ave., north of Glendora Stmt. . i . LA VERNE, CAL. JOHN T: LAWRENCE, HEAVY TEAMING And Transfer Business. Residence on Moreno Ave., north of Qfcndora St. ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. J. C. ASTON, llQ^ertaker and Embalmer, Oppotlte 01(1 Depot, POMONA,    ,    CAL. S. CALDWELL, ' Second Stmt, POMONA ' iL. Drugs anp Medicines CHEMIC.ILS, KANCT and TOILET ARTICLES, Toilet Soape. Sponges. Brnshee, Combs.* Perfiunorv, Ac. Physicians’ Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. CHINO RANCH MARKET W.E. MARTIN*CO., Prop'*. / c/hoice meats Fine Hams and Bacon, Prepared In th'« Mo«t .tpfOdved Kaetern Mtyle. rttrpot, r\)Mo*NA, cal. OUR MOUNTAIN VIEWS. ' The valley views from La Venio are ,more varied and far reaching Iban fi’om any of our neighboring towns. Thi.s is a fact conceded by all. But our mountain views are also of the same surpassing extent. The great iirominent ¡leaks of .Southern California can be seen from any part of the country, butsomeof the most interesting lowér ranges can only be seen from a few favored poiiits, the most favored one in this resi>ei‘t being La Verne. From here we see the whole stretch of the San Bernardino pine mountains, which from the Cajon pass sweep in a semioii'cle around to the gi-eat peak of Mount San Bernardino. Tliis notable range cannot be 'seen from any of the foothill towns west of La Verne. Looking easterly ‘ straight through Erie, Delmar or Cambridge streets, we see the San Jacinto mountains, the tallest peak of which is 9,600 feet. Bearing northward from this and looking true cast, we s(H? tlie San Bernardino mountains, the main ponk of which is given at 12,000 fcct^ on Howland & Keoberlee’s county map. Tiiis is the peak from which the government landmark and starting point, called San Bernardino meridian and base line (often written “S. B. M.") is taken. Towns are nura-bei-ed northwaid aud southward, and ranges eastward and westward from this cloud-piercing San Bernardino peak. ^Jouuected with it and extending east- 'fug*.- )f mountain, somewhat Idwei aud broader on top—not heaved up into a sharply defined peak—this is called “Old Grayback.”    ‘    •    ' Lookiug a very little southward from Sau Jacinto, we see the . San Gorgon io    mountain rap^. Aud in the southeastern view we the Teniescal 'mountains as most prominent, and in whji-h there are tin miues, while the Santa Ana and other ranges also occur. Looking Jrom Grand avenue directly up through the San Dimas (iauyon, we see the La Verne peAÍc, one of the Alps-like hcighls of the San Bernardiuo range; and east of it appears Mount San Antonio, better known as “Old Baldy”, 9,000 feet high, peeping HIGH LICENSE; The New York VofCE hM published a lot of private letters from the* largest distilling firms in the Mississippi Valley states, written to the Personal Liberty Leagues of New Jersey and New York, in answer to special inquii^. And every one of them maintains that “high license’' is a good thing for the liquor trade, because it gives liquor dealers a respectable standing, and is the only thing that can break down prohibition. The great Anheusei^Busch Brewing Association of St. Louis writes: “High Li-cense^bars out Prohibition and gives the business a legal standing. ** We do not believe that High License lessens the consumption of liquor or boer.” The Bremen Brewery Co. writes: “High License bars out* Prohibition in larger and smaller cities, because they cannot got along very well withoutthe revenue.’’ TheSchlater Brewing Co. of Cleveland, 0., writes: “Prohibitionists have harder work to make proselytes under High License, because with many money is a great argument.” These letters were not intended for publication, but the temperance people managed to get hold of eight or nine of them and gave them to tl)é public. They all agi’ee that highli-"cense does not lessen the amount of liquors consumed and is a benefit to the liquor trade instead of an injury. Mr. Her, the largest distiller in the United States and president of the Liquor Dealers’ Association of Nebraskq, writes: “High license is the grandest law for the liquor traffic that there is.” How can any Christian man or temperance man advocate high license, in the face of Buch facts as above cited? ^ have the down over the .Sien-a Madre range. This mountain is generally capped with snow^ except during a few month.s ii\. midsummer. But there are’vast beds of snow in its deep gorges and canyons all the year round, and from which p^re snow water comes down to supply LaA'erne. The Cucamouga twin mountain nearest to La Verne is called “Telegi'aph Peak” on thecounty map. The eastern one is properly “Cucamouga Peak.” Looking westward bej’ond Pasadena are seen the Verdugo mountains, and still farther in the horizon we have the southward arm of the Sierra .Madre range which reaches to the ocean from the legion near San Fernando, Newhall, and the Antelope Valley, and forms the west boundary or mountain wall of Sonthern California. In the same western view, and nearly across the site of the Raymond Hotel at Pasadena, we see the “Sleeping Giant”—a cout()ur of the mountain tops which beare a rude resém-blauce to the fikce of a gigantic man lying down on his back, the profile shov^ ing forehead, nose, and chin. Some have fancied it resembled a profile of Washing-ton, and some said the old Indian warrior, Blackhawk; but the old traditlous of the country call it “the Sleeping Giaut.” The face profile is much more distinct os seen from Raymond hill than it is from La Verue. Theil*glancing along the Sierra Madre range to the northwest, w'e see as one of its highest points, “Wilson’s Peak.” just north pf Pasadena. It is on this peak that about a half section oU timber aud water bearing govern meut land has been filed on by a company organized to build a cog-wheel mouñtáin-climbing railroad f(>^m Pasadcfia up there, to a hotel and sanitarium which they propose to establish at that great altitude—about 7,000 feet. This company is waiting to get their claim projierly secured before commeneiug to build. It is also ou this peak that the observatory and scientific school of the University of Southern California is proposec} to be located. Ex-Mayor Spence of Los Angeles has given |50,000 for this object, and it seems only a question of tíme whea it will be done. Looking dii-c^tly ffoutb we see the San Jose hills; a little more westward the Puente hills; then a glimpse of San Pedrabay and the ocean. And to the west of this the Los Palos Verdes, a cQogVrange of hills which cut oH (u^ tUer view of tlie ocoan>^ Our Points of Special Advantage. La Verne excels most other uew .towns as follows: I. lu high altitude. • 2. In beautiful and extended views, 25 miles eastward, westivard and . southward, to South Riverside, Pasadena, and San Pedro harbor. 3. In having a uniformly rich soil, with no rock.s or wash. 4. In having an abundance of pure mountaiu water. 5. In compáratele exemption from fogs and frost. 6. In getting an tinobstructed ocean breeze, and l)cing cooler in sum^^í^r than_ most inland placeif 7. In its clean,brightcitruB fruittreoB. 8. lu having perpetual exclusion of liquor saloons. 9. In haying a perfect sewer system I provided for. I xo. IiiiiH(iui¿.    *ulo(‘h:de'vored to a p'.i./iic park, besides' •'mller parks. ^    ^ II. In having a fixed business ciiiter. 12. In having an alley backtpof every lot, and no key lots. ' 13. In liaving witliin easy access numerous waterfalls, gigantic rocky chasms, pictorial rocks, gi-and outlook knobs, far-reaching canyons, and rare and curious freaks of nature. 14. Ill the uniformly good character of its people, with no drinking or hoodlum element. 15. In the rapidity-with wBich it is be-' ing built. 16. In the uniformly substantial and tasty character of its buildings. 17. In the fact that any one who wishes can buy shares of the town company’s stock and gain the benefit of the advance, and can exchange the stock for lots any time he may wish to. 18. In having a strong, energetic, company, which is constantly and systema^ ically at work to fill up the town with good people, and build it up with sub-stantiul improvements. 19. In having a fertile, thrifty, and rapidly improving agricultural country all around it, with acreage lands offered to bona-fide settlers at moderate prices. 20. In its remarkable combination of the special advantage sought for in a Ijealth resort—pure water, high altitude, ocean breeze, perfect sewerage, inspiring views, good society, romantic walks aud drives. A “STAR PAPE'4f. La Yeme is just beginn'lng to get a hearing and become known ]n our neighboring towns and cities. T.'^e issoing of the La Yeune News haff «shown to the outside world that we are a live town and have something worthy of the attention both of home seekers suid novelty seekers. The following article we copy from a reepondence in the Pasadena Daily ^tar: The new town of La Yeme takes the cake. It has not had any brass band nor free lunch blow-out, nor a action sales; nor any pictoria4 or high-fky advertising; and yet it has more families, and real business already than a half dozen other new towns which have been much longer on the market find Lad all the above named boomemngs l^fiides. But since ^ they have got their postoflfice, which wo^granted Matxli^.'^i vwith John Symes for postmásíCT," Lsre place is beginning to become known, .‘V’.d the readers of the StW'will like to h am about it. La Yeme is twenty-five miles eewt of Pasadena, on the Santa-Fe' Ry. line, and is perhaps more distinctly a child of Pasadena than any of the other towns. L. H. Bixby, Mi's..E. A. Robbins, John B. Hill, M. F. Douglas^ D. T. Orrin, and John Symes, all old Pasadenians, and other newer ones have settled with théir families in this delightful place, and are thoroughly in love with it Up to Oct. 1st, 1887, the townsite waf^: a sheep pasture; now it has a steam planing mill and big lumber yard in full operation, a well stocked general ^re, a 6-5-room hotel in rapid progi’ess; a printing office which has issued the La Yerne News, and both iu editorship aud mechanical appearance it challenges coaiparison with any other 28-column paper iu the state. The town has a publichal!, with preaching every Sunday; a free reading room: a ladies art society; a pliotograpb artist; a doctor’s office; a supri8ing amount of fine art and musical talent—all these already iu full’ development, and “still there’s more to follow.” A drug store building, a blacksmith shop, a meat market, a livery stable, a plumbing estab-lishi^t, aud other things are in the air ac(^bi^ected to materialize within a week or two. How Broad Gauge Men ^ec California. Blanton Duncan of Kentucky has achieved a national reputation for sensible observations on the industrial condition of the country aud drift of business. While iii Los Angeles last week he was interviewed by the Tribune, and among his stateraonts these are found: In the next decade millions will come to the Pacific slope, uncHiualed in its climate, its soil, its salubrity, its varied productions. In all my travels I have seen nothing to surpass it. California is an einplre in itself, i>erfectly independent of a^lthe world, and will be able from its resources to cope with any nation of the globe. It is almost like the flash of Aladdin’s lamp to witness'ilje wonderful transmutation and development of the past three years. While many northern localities are ice-bound,and the marrow almost freezes in one’s bones, here at this season, in the open air, flowers of most gorgeous hue and variety, and magnificent trees, equal the tropics in profusion. Strawberries, lemons, oranges, cauliflowers, iieus' and every description of vegetables are daily gathered in the fields. Toihatoos grow into trees in some localities, and continue to bear their fruit, regardless of seiyson or necessity fot re|»lauting. The orange trees, Ipaded Vith Iruit, are also covered with bloHsotns. The thermometer ranges from 63 in the day down to 80 at night. Orange has been incoriiorated as a olty of the sixth class, \ SIGHTS TO REE. The people of La Verne can trot out more pilaces of curious interest to tourists, sightseers, ramblc(rs, or nature sketeking artists than Bhy other place within a thousand miles^ “.A thousand miles! why, that is a big jitretch of country.” “Did 1 say a thcfusand miles?” “Yes, you did, for a fact.” J'Well,; then, ^ _T <r-:« '-'Mrk an ítícIí; —*11 ^ • though perhaps an exado measurement with a tape line might shrink off a* mile and a quarter, or so. Min.1, I don’t admit that it would: but Fi'n willing to be libenil—to be generous with other towns, and allow a mile aud a quarter on it for Tt. possible margin of error. That’s fair.’’ They have their Puddingstone falls, and Glen Alpine, and Ben Lon^ond, and the Arroyo,, and the Crazy-Quilt rocks, and Tight-Squeo^ pass, aud Bake-Oven cave, and Sentinel rock, and Crystal Gem rapids, and Giant’s gate and San Dimas canyon, and White Marble mountain, and Petrifle(l Moss mountain, and Cienega tunnel, ami artesian wells, and Ramona’s camping place, and Sugar Maple grove, and Wolfskill falls, a triple fall, one thirty feet, oue forty feet and one 100 feet high, and so on to the end of the chapter—all near by or only accessible from La Verne. The marblq mountain is three of four miles up the Sau Dimas cauyon. It has been bought by a syndicate of capitalists, mostly of Los .Angeles, who are getting ready to bum lime and quan-y marble as soon as some disputes about the right of roadway to it are settled." Some of the other sights are farther up the canyon, aud almost every day brings out some new discovery of places and objects of special nov«4ty. This region v as a sort of terra incogPita to the outside world until La Verne became the “city set upon a hill” and let her light shine into the dark places. PRIZES OFFERED. It is not alone the genial climate and the picturesque natural i^'enery which makes Southern California attractive to the tourist and the old resident, but it is the many beautiful homo ‘places, with their haudsome fruit and ornamental trees, their nicely trimmed hedges, neat lawns, beautiful flowers and luxuriant vegetation—those things which our climate and soil, with the water, make it possible for us to produce—that delight.s the eyes of the tourist aud makes the resident well content with his lovely home. We want to make La Verne the most beautiful rural city in Bouthern California, aud 08 an additional inceutjve to the people to vie with each other In beautifying their homes, I offer tlie following cosh prizes, which will be awarded by a committee at somi time dur Rg the coming 8ummer,which will be announced later —proba'bly in August or September: Fortlis most complet« and attrActlvs piara, and most completa and handsomrat KTonnds, (ra- KardlMS of style and coat of bnllulnfpi.)  |G0. Second Prise................................................. 35. For the brat laid oat gronnda  .......... 30. Second Pritc................................................. 10. For the beat lawn..............'...........<...... ^    10. Second prlie.................................................. Iff. For beat diaplay of roaea  ...................... 10. RYffbnd prise....................................   10. For best display of flowera........................... 10. Second prise  .......   10. For the lorgeat growth of any tree  ..... 10, Second prisa..............................................f..    10. For tha ItMt hedge on three eidée of lot ........10. Hecond prise........................................   10. For the largeet tree making a good grqiwth. 10. No one person ¡b to receive more tlittn two prizes, or more than fifty dollars. Lyman Alu>n. . THE UAND WE LIVE ON. The town site of La Yeme is located on the north central portion of the original San Jose ranch, and the following historical facts about the old ranch areas, titles, etc., which we coflj from the last annual edition of the Pomona Progress, will be oA special interest to onr La Yeme peopl^nd their friends: Tme Rancho San Jose in early days nnder Spanish and Mexican government, constituted a portion of the lands appendant to the old mission of San Gabriel; which was founded in 1771. The first granji of the Rancho San Jose was made on April 19j 1837, by Juan B.* Alvarado, governor pro tern of Alta California to Ignacio Palomares and Rich-ardo Vejar, Mexicans by birth. The conveyance was afterwards approyed by the Department Assembly, and judicial poij,v.;sion given to the grantees on the 3d day of August of the same year. Subsequently, on the petition of these two grantees, toge'tber with Luis Arenas, the samerancJio was re-granted by Gov. Alvarado on March -14. i840, with an extra league of land known as the Sau Jose addition, which lay on the west next to the mountains of the San Gabriel. Judicial possession was given to the grantees, thus constituting Ignacio Palmai'es, Ricardo Vejar and Luis Arenas,'owners in common of the entire Rancho Sau Jose and the addition. Sometime afterward Luis Arenas sold his undivided portion of this land to Henry Dalton, who, in connection with Vejar, presented a petition to Juan Gal-lerdo, first alcalde and judge of the first instauQp of Los Angeles city, praying for. a partition of the whole rancho among Dalton, Palomares and Vejar. This partition was decreed and earned into effect on the 12th day of ^February, 1846, against the protest of Ignacio Palomares, who declared himself dissatisfied with the division made by the sur-veyprs. This partition was not, however, rec-ognÍ7.ed in the patent granted by the United States govemipent, for which reason, among other», the Supreme Court of this State has in a j'^de-cision filed January 10th, 1884, in the cose of the Mound City I^d. and water Association vs. Phillips et ah, confirmed the decision of the Superior Court, set-tiug aside the decision made by Juan Gallardo, and ordering a new partition. On April 30,1884, the interest in the rancho of Ricardo Vejar, one of "the original grantees, was sold for f29,000 to H. Tischler and J .Jkihlesinger, it wa^ afterwards cQuyeyed •••o • - -Pbillma    ov U. s. Land Commission, created under an act of CongTc^s of March 3, 1856, to ascertain and settle private land claims in California, rendered its decision in favor of the original grantees and those holding under them, which decision was coRflrmed on appeal by the Ü. S. District Court for the District of Southern California, at the December tern 1856. A patent was on Dec. 4th, 1875 duly issued by the United States government to Henry Dalton, Ignacio Palomares* and Ricardo Vejar, under which the grjfutees took 22,380.41 acres embraced in the San J ose rancho. PROF. BÜDD ON CALIFORNIA. From my experience, travel and observations in different countries, 1 think there are three points California people'" would do well to considei; namely the planting of trees, small farms and the redeeming of lands now thought to be worthless. That fruit raiwng will probably ultimately absorb every other industry in the Golden State, there is at least strong indication, judging frem.the increase of that industry during the past two or three years. The fact that within a radius of a few hundred miles there is a country whose soil and climate wfll produce successfully almost every known fruit in the world, is phenominal and prophetic of what the future, of such a country will be under the hands of earnest, int'elligent and economical horticulturists." In ray opinion the man who v. ili ftítdíze mostffro'ai land in*- this stdKe, or in fact almost any other, will be be who plants trees. The man who buys land at a fair, real and Uninflated value and plants it to fruit trereof a hardy and prolific variety is as sure of independence in a few years as he is sure of the sunshine which will sustain theTr life. Small farming is now being experimented within almost every state in the Union with more or less success, but I presume in no state is it so much a question as in Southern Calrfornia. From the experience of other countries the success of this undertaking is almost, we may kiy, assured. That a small farm well cultivated and judiciously managed 18 proportionately much more remunerative than a large one slovenly kept is a fact demonstrated everywhere, but what amount of land will comfortably support an average family is a tiling tíme must reveal. As to land, desert and otherwise, thought to A>e unfit for cultivation, I presume it will be here as in Europe, namely, that necessity will bring the greater part of it'into fruitfulness. The immense mountain ranges, with their abundant snow deposits, will always be the some J of an inexhaustible water supply, which, when husbanded by artificial dams and reservoirs, which can be so easily constructed and at a comparatively small outlay of capital, wilf redeem the deserts and barre»! tracts from Nature’s inheritance. A VISION 6f change. BfxtaM yean airo P. C. Toaner, a ackool taaeh-ar of Lea Angeiao, wrote a poem—a eort of tntro-epeetire, retroepectlTe aod proepeetive rtaioo -of Loa Aagelee and the San Gabrid VaR^ conn-try. in ita trantfition from 8{ianish to Amerteaa ways aad methods of life. The poem was dated Dec. 34th, I860, and we copy some portioni that hare somewhat of a local intareet to onr readers by aRoaioaa to the San Joee ranch conn try when La Verne aow stands. Great orekarda'dd^ la golden robes. Fair flelda in robes of green, With lillies imtng lovely lobes * Of drab and yellow sheen, Sarronnd oa here on every side. As though all nature came To bring her tributary gifts To grace the angela’ name.* BASE LINE ROAD .The present LaVeme school-house stands on Mr. Bixby’s land, on' the San Bernardino base line road a few rods east of Mountain avenue, and about a But what we prise as dearer etill. More lovely to behold. Are haUs of law and Jiktiee, Where freedom’s tbo^hta are told. Where to men of every The law protection ylel^ ' Th<i".ufld<.l iWCiu-.;. The Angel City shields.* As for to east and westward. From Wilmington to where The beighta of Cucamonga smile O’er lands so blest and rare. In all these spacions valleys Once owned by lawless bands. The trnest friend of liberty. The Public School Hoose, stands. fint fairer yet shall bloom onr fields, And grander orchards grow* And sweeter music than the birds’ These pleasant vales shall know; For Science here shall rear her seats. And versed in arts ol peace, Onr pnblle schools shall emulate The shrines of ancient Greece. Fot, threading all these valleys o’er, We Iron road shall wend; And here the locomotive’s shriek A qnickening voice shall send; To thrlR the pulses of our vales . With new and Jasting health; To rouse onr dormant energies. And wake onr slumbering wealth. And where the flocks of Blxby graze. And Steam’s menathas meet.t A thonsand homes baptized in light The rising sun shall greet. Fair homes where brimstone deities -- Shall never be adored— Where man-debasing rites are scoffed. And Reason reigns as Lord. Bat San Jose, sweet San Jose, Thou mountain valley lair. Begirt by half a hundred hills Enthroned mid béauty rare. Shall secthy towering domes arise Where Philips || herds his sheep. And orangpe orchards yet shall stand Where Vejar’sU mustangs sweep. The flocks of Palomares H Must seSk some distant field; His hog-trod, rich cienegasS The golden wheat shall yield. A%d all those glorious uplands [lere rabbits hnrrow now Ithrillb* uovu pHtuiiU.l Sb AUe tiali i in Communicated to the News. The Congre£;ational (Allege. This Institution is located about two-and-a-haJf miles from La Verne near Live Oak canyon, and adds grealjly to the attractivenesa of this whole region. It is incoiiiorated and its Board of Dii--ectors are chosen from all over the State. .\lthough under the auspices of the Con-gi-egatioual denomination, it is heartily committed to a management on the broad scale and with the’high ideal of Yale, atid-Harvard aud Amherst and other first-class institutions of the East. It is expected that all the Copgregation-al charches hi the State wilLbe specially interested in aud seek to make this their one college of a grade to satisfy the lovers of genu^ue education. The citizens of the neighborhood have contributed nearly two hundred thousand dollars; about thirty thousand in money to be used in the first building and the remainder in lands to be sold sooner or later for endowment. The President’s chair and some of th i Professors’ chairs it is hope<l will be end 5wed at once, with an amount sufflciept to give an'inr come that will lyhnaneñtly support them.    /    ' A competent architect is already at Work on plans for the first building, which it is expected to have ready, and fully equipiKKl for beginning the college course in September next. The corner stone will be laid within a few weeks, when the campus will be ready for inspection. RevC. B. Sumner, pastor of the Congregational church at Pomona, has given up his charge there in order to devote his whole time to the interests of the collogo. The location of the college is of rare beauty and commanding prospect, exceptionally delightful climate, central for Southern California, and the prospects for the future of the institution are certainly bright.    • • Daily ekehange registered pouches have been established between New York and Los Angeles. The jmuches leave Los Angeles a^j5:30 A. si., via the Albuquerque and liOS Angeles route. One of the presents that Whittier re-ceiviHl on Ids eightieth birthday was a copy on siljc, of the first newspaper ever wrinted in the town of Wblttier, Col. Governor Wret, of Utah, has promptly vetoed all measui^ of tbA legislature fa-torfng polygaaay tUHt uuse t'iUO“ i j-xu .lUB u> ..J,-, interest. The great Sap Bernardino peak (not the city of San Bernardino) is the government survey initial point for all this Pacific coast country. It is on the meridian of 117 degrees west from Greenwich and is called the San Bernardino meridian. Ranges are reckoned or numbered eastward and westward from this standard meridian. Then a line running true east and west across the gi’oat peak is called-the San, Bernardino Base Line, aud towns or government survey i)lots, of six miles square, are reckoned northward and southward from this base line. The east and west road in front of our school house is on this San Bernardino base line, and hence is a land mark of interest to every land QWner and resident in this region. Oceanside is to have a wharf built out iuto the <K;ean to 39 feet of water, and 200 feet of it will be iu 20 feet of water. This will enable steamers and other vessels to land there whenever the weather permits. The wharf is to cost |40,000, and the company have the assurance of the landing of the boats of the San Diego and Sun Fi^ancisco steamers, and also a sjiecial line to ruu from Coronado to Oceanside. The Cattle Trust of Denver has just closed a contract with the French government to snpply the French army with 150,000 head of beef cattle annually. The cattle will all be range stock. The price has not been made public. Shipments will be made to Chicago as soon as possible, where it is underetooti tbey will be slaughtered. From Our Exchanges. (Frcm Glendora SlRnal.) On Monday morning about 7 o’clock, the section hands were mnning into Aflusa, the cqj* was thrown off the track at the switch. Mr. Frame was slightly injured and John Faulkner, the track walker, wap caught in the wheels and hurt badly about the bijis. Dr. A. E. Engelhardt is now postmaster indeed, having just ^receieved a bran new commission from Washington. J. S. Phillips, of Coviaa, has just filled an. ordPr froift Phmuix, Arizona.,, for 16.(^^,^pe cuttings. I    * (From Lordsbnrg Eagta.) WrF. Rhodes received by eiprees from San Francisco lost week’a trio of bronze turkeys that-aro very fine specimens of this popular American bird. The gobbler is a little over a ye^ old and weighs 80 pounds. S. Salloer and Elbert Bussey are preparing to start a nursery in Lordsburg. They ab-eady have a large quantity of orange seed and peach pite sprouting and are preparing several acres of gronnd for their uurnery on I. W. Lord’s place just east of the school bouse. The water pipe, (or bringing the water to the residente of the east end of town, is ln«ing laid and there ie great rqoicing thereat. All o’er thy fovtiy'piafa; I see the fair-haired saxon Where dwelt the eons of Spain. I hear the laboring engine^' Where once carretas crawled;! I hear the songs of children, Where Spanish oxen bawled. I see the lovoly cottage Where rancheriost stoo'’ I hear oar country’s music From out the distant wood; And where base superstition Was once the people’s guide, I see arise the Public School, T&e freeman’s hope and pride. The Indian for a thousand years These lovely vales possessed; The Spaniard for a century The native race oppressed. And now, the blue-eyed .Saxon From o’er the distant main, With steady step is driving back The dark-cyed race of Spain. • The aty of Lob Angeles. tBlxby and Stearns were owners of neighboring ranches. "Menathas" means bands of wild bone*. IPbillps, Vejar, and Palomares were the original owners ot the great San Jose ranch, ol 22,380 acres. Aud Mr. Tonner, the author of the poem, became largely interested in land and water rights pertaining to this ranch. S A cienega is a wet swaU, from which flows Uv-ing springs of water. 1 A carretta is a creaking ox-cart. t A ranchefia is an Indian* village. A Fruit Eating Family. In the last number of the Pacific Fruit Grower we find a communication from Ballena, f?an Diego county, sign(^‘Al-exis,” which gives the following account of what might be tern^ed a “fruit-eating family.” The writer knows of three adults who are trjing to live (gi the injunction “eat ^nore fruit.” When eating fresh grajies they consume from four to six pounds each daily. One quart of put-up fruit is not an over-generous allowance for breakfast. As a general thing, only bread and fruit is partaken of at one meal. They make theii^ bread of well-.washed grain, ground each dky and mixed with water only, making an article that the Romans might have been proud of. At this time of the year they would consider good apples with cocoa-nut a luxury, or be well satisfied with jwsimmons and orangi's. They can make fruit-butter, cheese, cream aud buttermilk that would rival ilie products of the milk Obtained from the beet thof*" oughbred cows. They never use sugar to pot up fruits or fruit*juices. They are not entirely strangers to the delicacies and luxuries of tbo- modem quisine, but are seldom tempted by them. Theirs is not a blind religious conviction, but is bused on reason and science, confirmed by years of trial aud constant progression, with the goal not yet reached. Circumstances and poverty jirevent them from living exclusively ou fruits, grainf and nuts. As it is, they do not want to see any bettter country than California or a better world than this good mother earth.       ‘ A Horida maa has just contracted tor 50,000 aavel orange buds at Rirenide. During February there were imported into the United States 39,655 cases ol Valencia oranges, of which New York received á7.405. There were also imported during i'’ebru\wy 190,865 boxes, of which New Orleans i^ived 34,907. Thelemoa importation «cm 213,37 Yioxah.
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