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How Can we Procure a Mufticienf
Amount of Water Ibr Irrigating
There is, porhnps, DOport ion of the
universe more susceptible of improve
ment thun the great valley of Los
Angeles county, hut the qaaitlon
arises, how can a sufficient amount of
water be procured for the purpose and
not he subject to the control of specu
lator aud monopolists, but bo tin- pub
lic property and be coiitroled by the
people or by commissioners elected for
the distribution thereof, and with only
a slight tax to defray the expense of
distribution, and of keeping ditches in
It seems that a sufficient amount of
water falls during the rainy season, if
properly saved in reservoirs, to irrigate
every foot of land in the State of Cali
fornia. There are many places along
the foot hills, that with comparat I ye lit
tle labor would retain a vast amount of
water, which, if properly used during
the summer months, would make our
dusty plain at once a garden of fruits
and flowers. There are also many
places where the greater portion of the
water sinks in trie sand and gravel
during the summer months. At the
mouth of the San Gabriel canon, it
has been fully demonstrated, that at
least two-thirds of the water passes be
low the surface. This water, 1 think,
can be brought to the surface by means
of cement dams or underground drains.
But the question of most Importance
and the one lirst to be considered
is from whence comes the means to do
this work; how can we obtain money
to carry out such a system of irriga
tion and not create a tax that would
be burdensome on the people?
I won hi first suggest that in such
localities where It is considered prac
ticable to construct reservoirs or to
otherwise procure water for Irrigating
purposes, that the power he conferred
on the Board of SU|>ervlaors of each
respective county to negotiate bonds
for the construction of such works;
and for the payment of such bonds
there be a sinking fund created from
the taxes on the increased value of
such lands as arc or can be Irrigated
from works so constructed. Or where
private capital can be solicited to con
struct such works, that the taxes on
tho increased value of lands so Irrigat
ed be given to said private part ies for
a certain number of years as may be
agreed upon between such part ies and
the Board of Supervisors of the county
where such works are to be construct
ed. Or where private parties will at
their own expense by the construction
of reservoirs or by artesian wells bring
dry land under cultivation that the
increased value of said lands be ex
empt from taxation for a certain num
ber of years or until they receive
back by auch exemption the amount
expended in procuring water. I would
suggest that in all cases where such
works are contemplated an applica
tion be made to tho Board of Super
visors for such exemption and the
value of the land at the time be given.
Could such a system of irrigation bo
put in successful operation but a few
short years would pass until our arid
deserts ami dusty plains would be
dotted with farm houses aud hundreds
of happy families Mould successfully
cultivate the semi tropical fruits
that grow so luxuriantly iv this cli
mate. Under our present system of
laws If a person owning, say one hun
dred acres of dry land, probably
assessed at $125 per acre lie expends
$1,000 in procuring water, his land is
immediately assessed at from if/iO to
$75 per acre, his reservoir or well is
assessed at Its full cost, his other im
provements from which lie Is not real
izing one dollar is taxed at their full
value, and he finaly abandons or sells
at a sacrifice and leaves in disgust.
Which policy shall we adopt -one of
broad and liberal views, one that will
encourage the emigrant to settle
amongst us, one that will enable tbe
small fanner to make him a pleasant
and profitable home, or shall we still
retain our old narrow mi ruled and
grinding principle, und let the indi
vidual who is striving to bring a por
tion of our almost worthless land un
der cultivation do the hest he can and
as soon as iiis home becomes valuable
and before he has realized one dollar
from his investments, tax his im
provements, tax his land at its full
value or a little more, tax his reservoir
or well at its full cost, and if possible
compel him to sell or abandon his
property and leave?
Such is the present principle, and
until a more liberal one is adopted
the principal part of our upper valleys
will remain as they now ure, a t liarbor
for the coyote and Jack rabbit.
The Sacramenno Union records:
Nels. G. Hlce, an old disciple of the
"art preservative," and well known
among Sacramento printers, was a
candidate for Justice of the Peace re
cently in Monitor, Alpine county, and
The Celestial residents of I street
yesterday obtained permission from
the Board of the City Trustees to car
ry on their annual exorcistic ceremo
nies from the 30th of October till the
Sth of November. The people have
probably had a little more devil In
them this season than usual, and it
takes a little more than a week to gel
rid of him.
Edward Roweii, alias "IJttle Doc,"
who in early days was a clerk in a
Sacramento drug store, and in lsr>B
was sentenced to a term in San Q*Mn
tin for complicity in the murder of
special officer Chapman, died in that
institution recently of consumption.
Bad for the Bar.—The Patrons of
Husbandry have adopted one practice
as a rule of their order, worthy of imi
tation by the unregouerate, which is
never to go to law, and have all dis
putes settled by arbitration. This is
eminently wise and has many advan
tages: First, the case conies on with
out delay, and, each man telling bis
story, a jury of nicked neighbors and
mutual friends decide what is right.
Lawsuits arise in most cases in mis
understanding, not in wilfulness.
Only think of difficulties being settled
in this way, and the dismay o* law
yers and constables and sheriffs! No
more riding in sulky gigs at twenty
cents per mile to summon witnesses;
no more lawyers' fees at $10 a speech;
no eppeauc no hanging around court
houses and stirring up the sawdust;
and better than all, no more getting
home late at night after a long ride
to the county seat.
J. L. Sanborn, of Placer county, In a
candidate for Sergeant-at-urm* of the
BAN KING HOUSES.
II A > X
OW I.<>H ANdELES.
joh.n v. DOWNEY PaastoUrr
f, W. HELLMAN Cash IKB
Exchange for sale on
Nn.. I'ruacUi'O, New York,
t'raiikl'ort, Pari* anil
Receive* Deposits and Issues it* certificate*.
Huys and mils Ureal Tenders, Government,
State. County and city Bonds, will alao pay
ihe highest price tor Gold and Silver Hntiion.
Kn.in und utter tills date, on nil moneys
left us term deposits, Intercut will i»- al lowed,
bO* Angeles,alttTy I, IS7I. ocMm
KahmkksA Mian Hants' Hank, i.
Los AsOßiiM October y, ists. /
A DIVIDEND OF fa PER SHARK
bat been declared on the capital stock
ofthe Kurniers'and Merchant* 1 I lank Of Los
Amietes, payable on ihe iot it insi.
ncTinl IMA lAH W. HELLMAN, Cashier.
I* A > tk.
WM. WOUKMAN. P. I". P. TKMI'I.K.
TEMPLE & WORKMAN,
TEMPLE BLOCK, WH ANOELEH.
Receive Deposits, issue their Certificate* and
tJEN'KKAI. BAKMIRCI niMINKMN.
DRAW ON THE LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO BANK (LIMITIDI,
AT SAN FRANCISCO.
Exchange for side on
Ni-w York, IliiiiiOuru,
I .oii<ioti. Hcrlin and
Petri a. *.«Viiiihtorl.
Legal Tenders, Hill lion, Uohl Oust and Gov
ernment stat*, County ami« ivy Homts nought
anil Sold. Receive valllllhle.s for sale kecp
The Riverside Colony!
I PERSONS IN (SEARCH OF A
HEALTHFUL Location, fur from
the *Og* mid damp winds of the coast, should
not full to visit the COLONY OF RIVER-
HtUE. The climate of this location is
The iii'Kt in tii" Htuio for TTaoM
AllliotiMl willi LriMlflj <>!•
Those wishing to nhh In the cultivation
of VINES ANO SEMI-TROPICAL FRUITS,
Will Had here one of Ihe
Very Best Places in Southern California
for that purpose, It helng l'NSt'itl'Assi-;ii in
climatic, son., anii aiuiniianci: or W A T Ml.
a limited number ol INVALIDS win Una
good uccom modal lons lor the winter at the
hotel and In private families.
On and utter the lirst of January, 1874, a
Daily Line of Carriages
will connect Riverside with the railroad ter
mlnus, mo that passengers Jfrom L'im Angeles
can reach Itlverslde within a few hours.
J. W. NORTH,
President Southern Cal. Colony Assoclsl'n.
Riverside, Oct. 'il, ISTI. ocWn.'lpt _
rpilE CALIFORNIA PLACARD
I EXCHANGE ANO INFORMATION
BUREAU FOR THE PACIFIC COAST, nn
TO 818 MERCHANT ST., HAN FRANCISCO,
hus made arrangement* to have settee carte;
spondliiK agents, not only In nil the large ens! •
eru cities of New York, Boston, Philadelphia,
Ht, LOUt*, ttC., bat In London, Paris. Herlln,
Vienna, Hnmhiirg, Frankfort, Edinburgh,
Liverpool, Glasgow, Trieste, Odessa, Mar
seiiieH, uud generally throughout Great Brit
ain and Continental Europe, Japan, China,
Calcutta, Madras, Singapore, Auckland, New
Zealand, Melbourne, Sydney ami Australia,
Every oeruplerof one or more feel of placard
space will lie Sbarged at Ihe rate of
One Dollar per Square Foot per Month.
The Rxehangewill be open to the pnbllc
from H A. M. to 10 P. VJ. each day.
FRKD'K MARRIOTT, President.
gQABP ok TiirsTUßS anii manaoinii COM"
FRKD'K MARRIOTT.I Jos. AUSTIN,
.lAS. T. WATKINS, I JNO. MELVILLE,
jno. MELVILLE, Corresponding Secretary,
lIKR.N Alt 11 LEVY, Accountant and Linguist.
THE BUST IN THE WORLD.
T. I>. HA I J"IN i)ERS,
Sole proprietor for California and i ircgon,
EL VV. DOMN.
sole Agent tor California,
IT SAVES THK. LI Mil FROM KPI.ITTINO,
ANli t i Ts a CLEAN CUT.
I> N. ROTH &('(>.
• No. t:t MAIN STREET.
Wholesale nnd retail dealers lv
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Provisions, Flat wines, Liquors, cigars ami
PIRST STRUCT, LOS ANOU.LES.
Fine Lager Beer for sale
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT,
ocg-lmlp JOS. LEIBER, Proprietor. _
•3IANO-FORTE TUNER, REGU
JL LATOR AND REPAIRER.
OruiuiH nml Mi'ludeoiiH Ad|iiHtcd.
ALL WORK (IUARANTEEI).
RaraaixcH Brodriek'i store; Editor Raa-
TLi" AMI L V CIIA RTI I ES ('() KF E B
V ANO Sl'H'E MILLS, No. NO Ange
Kens constantly on hand ROAST ANO
OROuND COFFEE of all kinds, Pepper. Gin-
Ser, Allspice, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Cloven,
futmegs. and Fresh Oround California Mus
tard. Cokkkk fresli ground every morning.
LOS ANGELES WOOD YARD.
A LAM FDA STREET, OPPOSITE
Griffith, Lynch A Co's Luiuher Yard.
IiRY Wool i always on band, and sold al the
jL.ow«»Mt Oil. Mil Bates,
and delivered to tiny part of the city. FULL
MEASUREMENT guaranteed every time.
Orders left at Ihe principal grocery stores, or
at ttieyard, promptly attended to. gcpjmlpj
EASTERN AND CALIFORNIA
OYSTERS - FRESH BY EVERY
steamer, will he nerved up 111 every style,
at the nrnT of
COMMERCIAL ANB Los anoeles sts.,
Ry '•JAKE" HAER, (formerly with H.
Oockweilennnd ('HAS. \V A I.HEN.
aa-OIVE Til EM A CALL. ocll-lm
ON MAIN STREET A BELL
SHAPED DROP to un EAR-RINO. Any
one ivfiu n i ml' it will In- paid Its lull value, at
the IlKHAl", Olflce. oclis-lf
The Race of Time Keepers.
HARPER & DALTON
wholesale KtD RETAIL dealers in
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware,
FORCE AND LIFT PUMPS,
COOKING AND HEATING STOVES.
ll \ltl'i:i* M OAI/roiN KKl'/r THK t.AItORr»T
STOCK irV LON ANIiKLMS OF TUBS
MONT VAIIIlil) GOODS.
EVERY KIND OF
I loiiMcliold l^iit*nit iir< fc „
I*T i I <»lioii i t iir<N
PLUMBING, ROOFING, GAS FITTING AND JOBBING OF ALL KINDS
PROMPTLY ANI» NKATLY EXECUTED AT U)W RATES.
I (i-iik-iiilkt I Ik- A<l<U'i'mh:
NO. HI MAIN Nl Ull I. ilXtwney'N lllock, I.os A N 4. II IN
AO EC V OF THE HOME MUTUAL IN3URANCE CO.
BRODRICK & CO.
(ADJOIN I Nil THE POST-OFFICE, Los ANGELES),
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS.
A COMPLETE aruortmkntjoi*
OHioo Ntiitioii<*rc\v Ac N«;liool Hooks.
Miscellaneous Books not in stock promptly Furnished
at Publishers' Prices.
DEALERS IN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND SHEET MUSIC.
A-fgentM foi* Sit il >v JI..V I'iiniOH iiikl
lfnr<lc k tl <>1*L»I11IM.
NKW PUBLICATIONS JUST RECEIVED.
E."H. WORKMAN. WM, H. WORKMAN.
MANUFACTURERS ANO IM PoRTERS OF
HARNESS, SADDLES, BRIDLES, WHIPS,
SADDIJOHV WWIMO. Etc.
A QOOD ASSORTMENT OK
fjXllW' nu«l <» «*iitl«*iii«*n*** Tru v«*liii|f Uo« w, Niilolm-Im
iiikl VflllHt'H oil I land.
FINE CARRIAGE, BUGGY, STAGE AND TEAM HARNESS AND SADDLES
Of OUR OWN MAN UFA('TURK, CONSTANTLY ON II ANO.
WK AIM: l*ItKl»AItIOI> TO OFFEB GBEAT IN
DUOBMENTI to itiu iiahkum.
tear REPAIRING PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO.
Conic and hco v* at tbe sign of the BIG HO US E, 'TW MAIN STREET, LOS
833 and 698 Clay street, Han Francisco, anil 101 First street, Portland, Ori'Knii,
AGENT FOR STEINWAY'S IGRAND, SQUARE AND UPRIGHT PIANOS,
IH'or l In- whol»> I'ltciflc <'<<hm|.
Also Agent for the HUHDHTT OROAN, the HIIONINOKR OROAN, MAINKH PIANO,
the Trehle Hrldgn Guild. Church Square, KKANICII A lIAOH, ERNEST OAHLEK nml
K'ENIHCH UPRIGHT PIANO. mrVXw ONLY Music Pulillhliliik House on Ihe I'uellle
Coast. '»« HR ASS AND STRING INSTRUMENTS, of the ftni-Hl <,iiullty nml tone.
Mimic mulled on receipt of market! price.
United States Hotel,
I .« >w ,\ Nt < t EGI . ies. < tel.
The lanjest and most commodious Hotel
south of San Francisco.
rp II R r N i> Kus [Q N ED ii EG
■ leave to Inform tha trim iiiiK public thai
Hie* have leased Mils WE1.1.-K Now.N HO
TEL, mill from their experience oatt truly say
thai iikhm permanent and transient hoarders
will fiii<l n IU i.M E.
Foil PRIVATE FAMILIES
We have suites nf Rooms ai innderate prices.
Tin' extensive acquaintance we have tunned
p-ruiigliout the Rtate with Mm
'l'i'iiv)'lliiii> < 'oiiniin nlt y,
la * sufficient guarantee timi ihis House will
aiwny* be thoir FAVORITE ItKMOHT, and ws
shall endeavor tumaintain our rcpotatlon by
THE BEST THE MARKET AFFORDS
for our table, and (he CHOICEST wines
A Nli LIQUORS for our bar.,
We have all Spring Beds at this Hotel.
rsa.Ourterrasare moderate, Cull unit ses
im, su HAMMRL AND DENKER.
DASTRY AND CHOP HOUSE,
W illie Mouse lliilMlnu. I.os Aiikclcm Nt.
mm Keeps constantly the PREHHEKT AN!>
PUREST I'ASTBY, noil Ihe mo I delLuons
rimrs. MEALS AT ALL HOUHM. »v
L(»s an(;fj.kh, OAL.
EpJRST class HOTEL,
FOR TRAVELERS ANI» TOI7RINTR,
Centrally Locntod Frontage on
The lIKST Ti11.1.-,
Th«> IMCHT Etooraa,
Tilt- 1110KT A <'<'i>iiiiii>kliil limn.
ocZHmlp CHAM. KNOWLTON, Prop'r,
THE BEST! THE BEST!
TH E HOWE
A II X A l>!
HIGHEST PREMIUM FOR SEW
INOAT THE VIENNA EXPOSITION.
Gold Medal nnd Cross of the Legion
of Honor at Paris Exhibition.
The Wilson of Cleveland Received a
Medal of Merit Only.
OUR NEW IMPROVED MACHINE
Htiimls wllhoul ii rival, and should llutl lis
way into every family, it hus reached ihe
highest stute of perfection ol the Rawing Ma
Rhine yet nrndui ixl, nnd Its Mules are constant
lyjncreastng throughout the world.
140 Sold in Los Angeles County
in ONBI VBARi
Second hand Machines
JOF ALL DEMCRIFTIONH,
_Solil Cheap for Cash, and Repaired.
'I'm. HOWK MaCHIMN Co's Hkwinu Ma
cih.m.h have besoms celebrated tiie world
over. The work done on these mitehlncs Is un
surpassed sewing ths thinnest material and
ihe heaviest goods witli equal facility, nml re
quiring no extra adjusting fur uneven thick
ness orlpasslng over seamn.
The Attachments for Hemming, Felling,
iirnidiiiK, tlording,uuin mi:, Tuoklng, hi ml lug
und Gathering are ofthe intent Improved pat
testis,and are superior to those used on uny
ot her machine.
The HOWE machines nre the HTRONO
EST I HI Mf'LEST, and seldom or never
g|V6 uny trouble 111 Operating. Thcv arc the
oldest t'Hliihllshed In Ihe world (Mr, Howe
being the original Inventor), und are in ad
vance of all others in Improvements and per
faction oi mechanism.
Agent fur Southern Cullfbraia,
in COMMERCIAL ht. osMma
H. S.CROCKER & CO.
I MI'(IRTI NO STATION El IS,
1 PRINTERS AMi I.lThooka I'll EltH,
lot and lost MsmeotneMti°cet,
Till': MOST I OMI'I.KTK
Book and Job Printing Establishment
on THE PACIFIC CO ART,
st. Orders from the country promptly filled.
Importers ami il seism in
News, Book and Bill Head Paper, Etc.,
HI nl lottery, Mluoli lloolim.
Legal, liCttcr and Note Pajpcr, Envelopes of
every description, Writing and
Copying Inks, Copy'ins iVess
es nnd Hooks, Pencils,
Hens, Etfl., Etc.
AS FULL AND COMPLETE A N ahhokt-
MENT AH KEPT lIV ANY lIOIHE
IN THE STATE.
401 & 403 Sansome St., San Francisco.
Nos %'t and 111 st reel, Hirniminto.
DEPOT AT LOITS MESMEU'S
wine CELLAR,underneath iheH.H.
Hon I. Win.) hy Ihe (llnss, Hotllc or (lullon.
All kinds of
Liquors, Wines and Bitters
lit wholesale and retull.
The bUbllC of Con Anc I. are herehy not I -
fled that no other person in Los Angeles hut
Conn, Mesmerhus wines trom the I'ocomoiiKo
ranches, J. v hanhevain.
7«> MAIN STREET, DOWNEY
♦ > Hl.oiK LOR A NOBLER, oelttl
DOTTER & LORD,
NO. 86 MAIN STREET,
Have a Better Assortment than Ever!
LVBSW Al\l> CHOICE <JO<H)S
Prioesj Slill I^mUhmml
Elegant Parlor Furniture made In order lo still taste of pureanser, at san FliAacloco
I'Kn> s, nml nunc (liiiiililc Mm k mm rnnlccd.
Mil pert Wuimii, i.imrci mill Mahogany Bed room suits iii remark nMy low rotes,
a Imo, Common •ml Median Puralture, of new und novel designs, al prleestn correspond.
No second hiiini uimhln bandied by this firm in any shape, n<> misnipresentutlon ul lowed,
Pins Mpffng Mattresses v specialty, flreat variety «l Wall Paper. Window Hhudas, Laos
und Nottingham Curtains,Cornices,etc.,ate. MusicMtuuds,Piuno Wool* und Puino Covers
hi lean than Man Francisco prlcea, Elaborate Ifrupertes turninUed, nl uny design, drawins* ol
whleh may be seen on application. Only House in ti iiy whobavea wagon KaraciALiiY
iiiiiit lor tim muc and careful moving ol Furniture, Ound* delivered mi) where within the alt)
limits, Kit 1.1 <>X I II A U<11:.
MOLE AUKNTN urn tiii: NEW AND COMPLETE HttBOTITUTE FOE I'I,\sTKKINo.
As-enN rnrlbs Improved und the NEW IiOCK-HTITCH OHOVEU & OA KEE sKWiNo
some ni w styles may now be seen never befbro Introduced,
Rugs, Mats, Etc.
WE Wild, HELL
Carpets, Matting, Oil Cloths, and anything else
pertaining to the Trade,
At Less Rates than any other parties in this city.
A new selection of Nam pies of
TAPESTRY AND BODY BRUSSELS CARPETS, FOR THE FALL TRADE,
.11 TUT It P>< 'I'll V I') I>.
Carpet*. Minting. OH Cloth, ISto.,
MATCIIKH AMi LAID DOWN.
Tapestries Cut and Made to Order.
WITH DOTTER A LORD, N<>. Mt; Main Ntiidkt.
Sign of the Big Red Rocker, 86 Main Street, Los Angeles.
H. NORDL IN (i E li,
No. 8 Commercial Street.
(j oo)D GOLD <;ooi>S!
Gorgeously Grand Gems!
Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires,
Garnets, Opals, Onyx,
Amethysts, Topaz, Turquoise.
A KCI,I. LINK OP
Gold, Silver and Platina, Swiss, English and American Stop
Watches—Stem and Key Winders;
BHIDAL HKTU, NECHI.ACKH AND IATCKKTH.
RINGS, HKKAHTITNH, STI'DS AND BUTTONS,
Gipsy Rings, Wedding Rings, Spectacles, Eye Classes,
Single a d Double;
EIGHT DAY CLOCKS AND REGULATORS, OF EVERY MAKE & STYLE,
Tne Best Display of Elegant Jewellry in Southern California!
stay* All known Jewell hi! to order. In the Latest Styles. "n*fl
W<)LIM«:NH r riOl WH
ART AND PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY!
The fuel 111 Icm In this Htiullo lor the c kiciilloii of KIN I PHOTOOBAPHE ure
Unequalled by any other House in Los Angeles!
COPIED, ENLARGED and RETOUCHED at this Gallery ONLY!
None but the Best Artists Employod-all Work Warranted
Half" Avoid OOQltng Inlf in tho ul'tomooii (lining |he short days, if you (h
-sl- v soft and urtlNth-Picture,
WHOLESALE ANI» It ETA IL DEA I.Kit IN
FURNITURE, CABINETWARE, BEDDING
Crockery, Window Shades, Looking Glasses, •
ftaiT Pictures Framed, Kurnituro Upholstered, Varnished und Kti*tliv(i.*f£|
Ware Rooms, Spring St., next to Herald Office