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THE NEVADA SOUTHERN.
A New Line Being Con
structed to the North.
A Very Rich Mineral Country
to Be Tapped.
The Climate of The Needles Consid
ered Excellent for Consumptives.
An Interesting Paper by Dr. H. C. Hlmoe.
The Social and Industrial Organiza
tions The Enterprising Busi
ness Men and Citizens.
One of the moat important enterprises
that has been conceived since The
Meedles has been a city and which
means so much for the place iB the con
struction of the Nevada Southern rail
way. The road is being rapidly pushed
to completion and while in mileage it
will not mane a very great showing, the
work is of vast importance to all mining
interests, both in Arizona and Southern
The Nevada Southern railway inter
sects the Atlantic and Pacific road at
GofFs Btation, 30 miles to the west of
The Needles. The contract is let for the
construction of the road as far as Man
vel, 27 miles to the north of Goff's sta
tion, and by February 20th the track
will be laid to this point, unless some
unforeseen accidents occur.
Manvel is two miles from the New
York mining district. Here some ore
extraordinarily rich is being taken
out. The probability is, if sufficient in
ducements are offered tbe track will be
run into the Vanderbilt mining camp,
where some very valuable mineral prop
There is a strong probability whether
the road is built to Vanderbilt mining
camp or not that it will be extended to
Good Springs, just west of the Nevada
line. Here some very valuable lead
mines are located. From here the road
is to be pushed to Pioche, to which
point the Union Pacific has a roadbed
graded. From there it is but a short
distance over into the coal fields of
Southern Utah. The ultimate intention
is to make a connection with some
transcontinental road at Milford or
Frisco and thence into Salt Lake.
The intention is to take all of the ore
from the mining country which is
tapped by the road into The Needles for
reduction. Traffic arrangements have
already been completed with the At
lantic and Pacific road to run trains
right into The Needles. The lead which
will be secured in the vicinity of Good
Springs will furnish everything that
will be needed for fluxing purposes at
the smelter which is to be constructed
at The Needles. This will admit of the
reduction of low grade ores from a num
ber of properties in the vicinity of The
Needles which it is not now profitable to
The president of the railroad company
is Isaac E. Blake, who ia also tbe presi
dent ot the Continental Oil company of
Colorado. W. P. Crosby is vice-presi
dent, W. B. Mason is auditor, Oeorge C.
Mauley is secretary and treasurer, and
R. S. Seibert general manager.
Mr. Seibert, who is superintending
the construction of the road, is a young
man of push, energy and experience.
He has taken actively hold of this im
portant task and is leaving no stone un
turned to biing about the early comple
tion of the Nevada Southern.
FOR PULMONARY TROUBLES.
The Needle* Climate the Beet In the
World for Lung- Complaint.
[BY DR, H. C. HIMOB.J
The remarkable geological fact that
all the great cities of the Atlantic sea
board are located along the border of
the first part of the North American
continent to appear above the vast sea
that in prehistoric ages covered our
globe, finds an equally remarkable par
allel in the fact that nature has decreed
that a certain latitude should become
the refuge for the tubercular afflicted of
mankind—the Elysian fields for a peo
ple that were, in time to come, to in
habit the earth.
By reference to the map we find that
The Needles iB located in that favored
latitude. The Carolinas and other
southern states have long been the
favorite resorts for those afflicted with
diseases of the lungs, but the great ob
stacle to those states becoming perman
ent resorts is the presence oi too much
moisture in the atmosphere. Health
seekers are forced, therefore, to come to
the Rocky Mountain region, where dryer
atmospheric conditions are present.
Although the virtues of our climate as
a refuge for suffering humanity are little
known to the outside world, yet it is an
indisputable fact that as a health resort
this place possesses advantages that en
title it to a position second to no local
ity on the continent, or even in the
world. This iB eloquently attested by
some of our citizens who came here
helpless invalids, but who are now able
to follow their several vocations with as
much gueto as their more fortunate fel
We possess here, to a most remark-'
able degree, the prime requisites for the
arrest of tuberculosis, namely, a dry
atmosphere, an equable temperature,
and perpetually sunny skies, enabling
invalids to indulge in that most essen
tial and indispensable medicament, daily
exercise in the open air.
In my opinion, it is a question of only
a short time when the Great American
desert will be recognized by the medical
profession throughout the United States
as the climate par excellence for all
tubercular cases, because the saddest
disappointment to patients of this par
ticular class living at higher altitudes is
the severity of the winter months, pre
cluding the indulgence in out-door ex
To specify : Cases of tuberculosis are
often encountered, in which a heart
complication makes it impossible to live
at high altitudes, and, since the alti
tude of The Needles is only 470 feet,
this is just the class of cases that are
especially benefited by a sojourn in our
There are other classes of cases, such
as rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis,
neuralgia and cardiac diseases, that re
ceive immediate and permanent relief
by a residence in this climate.
The greatest and perhaps only objec
tion that can be raised to The Needles
as a health resort is the extreme heat
prevailing during the summer months,
and yet, in extenuation of this, we can
proudly call attention to the fact that
■uch a malady as sunstroke has never
been known here, and the heat does not
superinduce summer diseases so fatal in
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1893.
other places, especially among the
Another fact must not be lost Bight of
in the consideration of this subject,
namely, that those dread diseases diph
theria, scarlet fever and other conta
gious diseases, so fatal among children
in other localities, are nearly unknown
We do not desire to make it appear
that no sickness whatever exists bere,
but it ia an irrefutable fact that all dis
eases are greatly modified in their
course and severity by our climate.
I regret that I have no mortality sta
tistics at hand, but I am persuaded that
the death rate is very low. The crying
necessity of thia place is a good sanita
rium for tbe accommodation of health
seekers, and the capitalist who shall
have the foresight to invest his money
in such an institution will reap a fortune
from the investment.
The Needles is eituated in the valley
of the Colorado river, affording an oppor
tunity for a perfect system of drainage
when that question, of bo much import
ance to.the small as well as the large
towns, is settled. Preventive medicine
has taken rapid strides forward in the
last decade, and county and
state medical societies are giving
this subject the most prominent place
on the programme, so that it will not
be 'ong before sanitary science will be
uppermost in the public mind. The
possible invasion of Asiatic cholera has
stimulated interest in this question.
The Needleß will be in the van of
sanitary improvements, and when tbey
shall have been accomplished there will
be no locality in tbe world approaching
so near an ideal health resort.
We humbly submit our qualifications
as such to the judgment of an unbiased
and conservative public and are con
vinced that the decision will not be
THE NEEDLES PUBLIC SCHOOL.
A Building- Erected at a Coat of Twenty
firtt Thousand Dollars.
The illustration appearing in this
isene is a front view of the public school
building of The Needleß. On an ele
vated plain, abont 50 feet in the rear of
the railroad portion of the town, stands
one of the best, most substantial and
imposing structures for a city of 2500
inhabitants, anywhere to be found in
California. Like a castle on a hill, it
can be seen for miles distant, and it
heralds the approach of The Needles to
all incoming travelers. The structure
is builded mainly of Arizona brown
stone. At the entrance is a large stone
arch and vestibule, much after tbe style
of a court honse. On the third story
of the building stands a large beltry,
where swings a ponderous bell, around
which is a balustrade for the accommo
dation of visitors.
From this tower many interesting
views are made of the surrounding
country, and of the winding Colorado
river in the distance. Fourteen miles
distant is seen the point of junction of
the two states, Nevada and California,
with the territory of Arizona.
Conspicuous in the distance three
mountains of granite, needle-like, are
also to be seen, pointing their spires to
On the plane below stands the beauti
ful city of The Needles. Here may be
seen many new cottages, rising one after
another, in street-like procession; miles
of moving trains frequently arriving
and departing. Over and above all the
locomotive shoo belches forth by day
and by night a large volume of smoke;
while interweaving all is the evergreen
cottonwood tree, with which the streets
A new bank, Monaghan & Murphy's
store, Haleey Bros.' building, many oth
er buildings and two Christian churches
are among tbe prominent structures.
The elegance of the school building,
the large and well furnished rooms, the
assembly room, seating 300, is in keep
ing witb the school work within the
building. The principal. Prof. A. C.
Harris, is a graduate of Union college,
and for four years a teacher in MtClure'e
academy, Oakland. He was also for
many years a principal in the public
schools of Salem City, N. J. He is a
very successful and thorough teacher,
and as a man of science he stands high
The last entertainment given by tbe
pupils of this school netted nearly $100.
Mrs. Eva A. Kock wood, one of the fore
most pupils in the California State Nor
mal, a teacher of high standing in every
department of work, an artist, penman,
musician, a leader in musical circles and
a young lady whose varied talents are
highly appreciated, is a teacher here.
Personally she is unassuming, of a re
tiring disposition and those who are
favored with her acquaintance admire
her genius. Her extraordinary ability,
wealth of mind and high attainments
are to her an unknown quantity. Edu
cated largely in Massachusetts she
loves her adopted state of California.
The Needles public school is a credit
to the rapidly growing young city.
The management of The Needles school
is in the bands of Judge S. C. Win
chester, B. M. Dillingham and James
Carroll, who are the trustees of the
school district. Mr. Corroll is the clerk
of the board. Tbe school building cost
$25,000. It was completed in July, 1891,
and at its opening had an attendance of
seven pupils. Since that time it has
increased until it is 2000 per cent greater
than it was at the commencement.
The Needles :s an excellent place for
inveptment of capital. It iB one of the
coming cities of Southern California.
Attention ie called to the advertise
ment of H. Seigel, the Los Angeles hat
ter, appearing on page 13 of this issue.
The Atlantic and Pacific road has a
pay roll fr>r ita employes at The Needles
that reaches $40,000 per month. This
is enough to support quite a city itself.
The capitalist who will go to The
Needles snd erect a sanitarium is certain
to reap a rich reward. The climate for
all sufferers from pulmonary troubles is,
With the remonetization of the silver
dollar The Needles will boom as few
cities in the west ever have. Tbe low
price of silver has had a tendency to re
tard the development of many very
valuable mineral properties.
The great cantilever bridge, which
the Atlantic ard Pacific Railroad com
pany constructed across the Colorado
river at The Needles, is known all over
the world. It has the longest span of
any bridge of its kind that has yet been
One of the best weekly newspapers in
Southern California is The Needles Eye.
It was founded by Dr. J. P. Booth, now
the efficient sheriff of San Bernardino
county. Dr. Booth disposed of the pa
per to Anson H. Smith, who is also con
ducting the Mohave County Miner at
Kingman, Ariz. Mr. Smith is an able
writer and a practical newspaper man.
He will give the people of The Needles
a lively journal.
HA COMPLETE STOCK OF*
NEW STOCK AND NEW GOODS T
MINERS' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY I
WE HATE THE MOST ELEGANT Al COMPLETE STORE BUILDING 111 THE CITY
Halsey Bros., Needles, Cal.
8. G. WINCHESTER
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FRUITS AND TEGETABLEB.
Corner C and F Streets,
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and Needles, Gal.
Official Watch Inspector of the A A
D. B. BRYAN. Manager Needles Store
FRANCIS J. KELLY,
A FULL LINE! OF
And Toilet Articles.
PAINTERS' SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS.
Prescriptions along the line of ,the Atlantic and
Pacific railroad carefully filled and forwarded.
LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES,
GENERAL BUILDING MATERIALS.
NEEDLES, - CAL
J. O. SCOTT,
LUMBER AND LIME,
AND ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIALS.
The only permanent contractor and builder in the city.
Orders for buildings along the line of the Atlantic and Pa
cific road and Colorado river promptly attended to.
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