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THE DECIDUOUS FRUIT.
Banning the Place to Find It at
A Model Colony, Where Consumption
Hair of tbe Plaoe iv San Diego, and Half
In San Bernardino County—All to
Be In the New County
The beautiful little city of Banning
now occupies a very unique position.
One-half of the townsite is in San Diego
county and the other half is in San Ber
nardino. This peculiar position haa not
resulted in any benefit to the city, and
the result is that the people of Banning
are now working enthusiastically for the
new county of Riverside, in which they
will be in toto.
Banning is located in the San Gorgo
nio pass, at an elevation of 2317 feet,
and overlooking the Colorado desert. It
escapes the hot blasts of the desert, as
this in the summer creates a big draft of
air through the pass, and causes the
cool, ocean breezes to blow during what
would be otherwise hot summer days.
This place is distinctively a health "re
sort for those afflicted with throat
troubles, asthma and consumption, and
many wonderful cures have been re
ported through the agency of its
A GREAT HEALTH RESORT.
Tha Climate of Kan-iing Very Fine for
Banning ia unique in itß location.
Over the vast reaches of the Colorado
desert there prevails a very dry, pure,
bracing air, that would make a great
sanitarium were it not for the excessive
teat that reigns for so many months of
the year. Banning's proximity to
the desert gives it this fine air, while its
altitude and accessibility to the coast
breezes during the summer relieve it
from the desert's heat. The coast of
Southern California has the most uni
form and equable temperament on the
continent. Itß eummerß are cool and
its winters are mild as May. Banning
is near enough to the coast to enjoy its
equability, but being on the eastern
slope of tbe mountains it is almost en
tirely protected from the eea fogs. Itß
altitude of 2300 feet makes its air pure
Dr. John 0. King sometime ago pre
pared tbe following statement as the re
sult in 200 eases of consumption studied
by him at Banning:
"Many of them were in the last stages
of the disease when they arrived here, a
number having died within one month
after arrival. The major portion of con
sumptives visiting this coast come in
the advanced stages of the disease,
when there is no longer a chance of life
in the more rigorous climates. While it
is manifestly unfair to consider thia
class of cases a test of the virtues of any
climate, yet I have included all, in or
der to avoid the imputation of having
selected favorable cases only, uf the
200 caaea, 78 have been cnred, and 4:1
improved; 59 died, 6 became worae,
while in 8 cases no apparent change oc
curred. In other words, 127 were favor
ably acted upon by thia climate, while
73 failed to derive benefit from it. Many
of the latter, it should be remembered,
were beyond hope long before they came
here. Of the 200 cases, 4 per cent re
mained stationery, 32}£ per cent were
nneucceeaful in their queßt of health,
and 6Z}4 per cent progressed more or
less rapidly toward recovery. Many,
counted as simply improved, will pro
gress to a state of cure. By a cure I
mean a case that no longer presents evi
dence (Bign nor symptom) of consump
tion. Of course physical signs of the
former ravages of the disease nearly al
ways remain. My noteß of most of these
cases are quite complete, and can be
submitted to the inspection of any
whose motives for investigation of the
subject are proper. Many of thoße who
bave been cured here have gone else
where to engage in business; a few have
been lost track of. However, the names
and present addresses of the great ma
jority of the 127 euccesßful cases can he
The results, as given above, I consider
remarkable, because the patients sent
here from the east are nearly always
well advanced in the disease. Indeed,
I do not remember one eingle
case of consumption that has come
here in the first stage. lam somewbat
familiar with the statistics of pulmo
nary phthsie that have been prepared
by medical authorities, but do not know
of any so favorable as theae just re
corded. I attribute the result, in a
measure, to the peculiarities of our
Banning climate. The combination of
climatic conditions to be found here ex
ists nowhere else."
HOME OF DECIDUOUS FRUITS.
They Are Grown Buoceiafnllj end Ex
tenalvely at Banning.
Banning ia important aa a decidous
fruit growing region, toward which the
energies of the entire surroundings are
now being directed. During the months
of August and September 160,000 pounda
of green fruits were Bhipped from this
place, and in October 32 tons of dried
fruit were shipped.
During July the total freight ship
ments amounted to 218,900 pounds. In
August 452,700 pounda, September,
144,800 pounda, and in October 111,600
pounds were shipped, making a total for
tbe four months of 958,000 pounds, or
All varieties of the deciduous fruits
are auceeesful in this locality, and many
kinds do better here than anywhere
else. The fruit growera of Banning took
six premiums at the county fair last
October in San Bernardino. Over 75 COO
fruit trees have been planted in and
about Banning during the laßt two years.
The town is rapidly building and stead
ily growing in importance.
A BOUNTEOUS WATER SUPPLY.
Banning; Has Enough to Irrigate Thou
sands of Acres.
The water supply of Banning will irri
gate 10,000 acres. Tbe supply source is
Moore's creek, a very fine Btream. This
of itself is guarantee of success. The
•oil is so prodigal that a good living can
be secured off of 10 acres for a family.
The Catholic bureau of Indian mis
sions has recognized the unparalleled
advantages of the place, and located at
Banning their school for the Mission
Indians. It is an imposing four-story
brick building, under the supervision of
tbe Benedictine monks. The simple
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1893.
fact that at Banning thousands of pco
plo can live hearty lives, who cannot
live otherwheres at all, makes its future
secure and great. It iB already a colony
of homes, each in the midst of five, 10
or 20 acre vineyard or orchard.
A daily local traiu leaves in the
morning and returning in time for Bup
per, allows one to spend a day in River
side or San Bernardino, or Pasadena or
Loa Angeles, without losing the night
from home. Banning ie, in fact, a su
burb of all these charming daces.
The number of Btrangers constantly com
ing make a refreshing society. San
Jacinto mountain is an immense country,
full of pictnresquenese and sublimity.
Lone forests of cedar and pine, fertile,
watered valleys hang high on the
mountain eide, and rocky heights, al
ways challenging one to scale them,
make up a territory exhauetless for ex
RIVERSIDE RRELEY INSTITUTE IN
ITS NEW HOME.
The Number of Patients in Attendance
Forced More Commodious (Quar
ters—Additional Cases of
Like numerous other establishments
that have been located at Riverside the
branch of the Keeley Institute that haa
been there since August last has been
forced to secure new quarters more com
modious and on a larger scale.
During the Bix months which the insti
tute has existed 13 caseß of absolute cure
of the liquor, morphine and opium hab
its have Deen made. Thiß is indeed a
magnificent showing. It ia fully verified
by the books of tho institution and by
the personal testimony ot the cured.
In fact, the numbei of patients who
are now in attendance at the Riverside
branch of the Keeley is bo great that an
increase of facilities was demanded.
A 10 room house baa been eecured a
the corner of Seventh ' and Chestnut
streets, facing the park. The house is
located in the middle of an orange
All of the 10 rooms have been ele
gantly furnißhed. There aresitting rooms,
enokiuir rooms, bath roome, treatment
rooms and a few rooms for patients,
(ias is used throughout the house, and
there is also an elegant office for the
transaction of buaineas. All of tbe
decorations are not only neat and tasty
but really beautiful.
The work which the Keeley cure is
accomplishing is daily becoming recog
nized to a greater extent than it has in
tho past. In the new commodious quar
ters the grand work can continue unin
terruptedly. The "fake" cureß that are
epringing up over Southern California
have no relation to the authorized
branch of the Keeley institute at River-
Bide. They are pretended and untested
imitations of the only infallible remedy
of Dr. Leslie E. Keeley.
By all means, if you have a friend or a
relative who is a victim to alcohol, opi
um, morphine or tobacco, correspond
with the Keeley institute, Riverside,
Cal. Here you can secure the informa
tion and data which will result in the
salvation of your friend, if you Wish him
or her Bayed. A cure ie guaranteed in
each and every caae. Do not experi
ment with fakes in an important matter
An Excellent Description of a Suburb of
Arlington, Cal., Jan. 28. —The other
day while visiting Riverside I had the
pleasure of taking a drive over what is
known as the famouß Arlington Heights
I am an old Californian, having lived •
in this state nearly 15 yearß, moat of
that time having been spent in the
growing of oranges, lemons, etc., and
without the slightest hesitation I can
aav, never have I Been such fine young
groves, for their age, in thia state.
When one is buying orange land the
great questions to be determined are:
No. I—What is the character and
adaptation of the lands proposed to be
No. 2—la there plenty of water and a
good method of distribution?
Arlington has all the requirements
neceaaary. The coil ia decomposed gran
ite, and the water and method of distri
bution the very beat.
Sixty artesian wells, some of which
have a flow of as miny as 200 miner's
inches of water, besides the water right
from the Santa Ana river, make up the
water system. Water is brought down
from the source of an open canal 25
miles long, the greater portion of which
ia cemented. From the main canal water
ia distributed in steel pipea to the high
est corner of each 10-acre lot.
Victoria avenue, which runs parallel
to the famous Magnolia avenue, trav
erses the center of the entire tract, iB
eight milea long and 132 feet wide, with
a double driveway, planted on the aidea
with every imaginable tree and shrub.
In the center of the avenue is a vacant
space for an electric car system, which
will be built in the near future.
Beautiful homes are springing up in
every direction, and a handsome school
house coating nearly $10,000 adorne
what waa three yearß ago the pasture
lands of thousands of sheep. Fifteen
hundred acres have been planted within
the last two years, aud many more are
to be planted this coming spring. The
officers of the Riverside Trust company,
limited, ot Riverside, are all straight
forward good fellows, and I waa deeply
graceful to Mr. Gage, manager, and Mr.
Fraaer, accountant, who, notwithstand
ing their knowing tbe fact that I was
not an intended purchaser, showed me
all the courteaiee that it were poasible
for thorn to extend. C. J. R.
A LARGE FIRM.
The Earl Fruit Company Doing a Heavy
The Earl Fruit company is the largest
firm engaged in the packing and ship
ping of California oranges. They have
packing establishments in all the prin
cipal orange districts of Southern Cali
fornia, with two of the largest packing
houses in the Riverside district.
Tbe company makes a specialty oi
famous Riverside oranges, and with
their branch houses at Minneapolis and
Kansas City, together with connections
in all other principal cities, their facili
tis for marketing California fruits are
unsurpassed. This htm has a capital of
over $200,(hX> engaged fn the business.
The company's shipments for the year
1892 amounted to about 20k0 carloads,
on which the railroad companies re
ceived about $6'iO,COO for freight chargeß.
The main office of the company in
Southern California is at Lob Angeles.
The Riverside branch is under the man
agement of Mr. F. F. Fay.
THE CITY BY THE LAKE.
Elsinore and Her Natural Hot
Where the Olive and the Orange
Are at Home.
A Paradise for Hunters and for Healtb
Seekers—Baths In Natural Hot Sul
phur Springs of Wonderfal
Down on the Temecula branch of the
Santa Fe, about two hourß' ride from
Riverside, by the eide of tbe pretty,
picturesque lake of tbe same name, is
the city of F.lsinore. It is in the extreme
northern part of San Diego county, so far
away from the present county seat that
many of the inhabitants have never
Nevertheless.this Bection of country in
and about E Isinore is really wonderful for
the fertility of its soil, the extent of its
natural resources and its unsurpassed
The land is rich and productive, both
citrus and deciduouß fruits being suc
Elsinore fruits and vegetables have
already much more iban a local reputa
tion. Around the borders oi the lake
are scores of thrifty fruit and vegetable
ranches, and here are to be found vine
yards and orchards of both citrus and
deciduous frnits, which for healtbfulness
and luxuriance of growth can nowhere
be surpassed. The fruit growers haye
commenced to reap the reward of their
perseverance and industry, and the next
few years will witness a tenfold increase
in the fruit shipments of the locality.
As an instance of what may be done
there in the fruit growing line it is only
necessary to refer to Henry Lillie, the
pioneer and leading horticulturist, whose
ranch is located on block B, at the head
of Lake Elsinore. Mr. Lillie has every
reason to feel satisfied with the results
obtained from his young orchard. A
portion of it, consisting of nine acres of
apricots, netted their owner thie season
the handsome sum of $2700, while the
prune orchard did almost as well.
A Great Ocean of Hidden Wealth Be
neath the Earth.
Elsinore is situate,) within a mil» of
the richest mineral belt in Southern
California, and is remarkable for the
variety of its products. Here, on the
borders of this picturesque town, yet
concealed by a low ridge of hills, lies
tbe future great manufactnring center
of Southern California. There are mines
and deposits of coal, silver, gold, asbes
tos, fire-clay, kaolin, tin, irou and terra
The Chancy coal mine is today in a
position to enpply Southern California
with fuel, and is, as a matter of fact,
•supplying a very large portion of the
coal used in San Diego, San Bernardino
and Los Angeles counties. There is a
■ Eale for the coal at a fair price, and much
more would be shipped if better railway
facilities were afforded.
The coal industry alone affords em
ployment to upwards of 45 men and a
number of teams at fair wages, an item
of no mean importance in the growth of
The Southern California Coal and Clay
company have large factories here,
which are taxed to their fullest capacity
to supply the demand, which is greater
than at any previous time. The com
pany manufactures all kind of terra
cotta ware and sewer pipe, the latter
being the beet article manufactured on
the Pacific coast, The extent and im
portance of thiß industry may be judged
from the fact that the company's ex
penditures in the colony will average
$2500 per month. There are aleo large
quantities of asbestos, one of the most
valuable minerals existing.
THE HEALING HOT BATHS.
Tho Boiling Sulphur Water Pushing Ont
of the Earth.
Elsmore is noted throughout this part
of the state for its delightful healing
springs of natural hot sulphur water.
Within a radius of less than a quarter of
a mile of the center of the city there are
scores of boiling springs emitting sul
phur water at all temperatures, from a
delicioua coolness for drinking up to a
temperature of 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
Iv this same bountiful supply cf min
eral water lies one of Elsinore's grandest
attractions and most valuable resources.
From the earliest settlement >1 'his part
of California the hot sulphur Bprings
have been noted for their health-giving
qualitieß. There are two magnificent
bath houses, which are acknowledged to
be the finest in thoir appointments of
any in the state, and thous nds testify
to the health-restoring properties of the
springs. Both bath houses are now nn
der the management of E. 'A. Bundy, a
sufficient guarantee that visitors will re
cceive the beet of treatment. Elsinore
has two good hotels, and visitors may be
assured of excellent accommodation at
WATER! WATER! WATER!
Plenty of It Hat Been Seonred for Irri-
A portion of tbe valley has been handi
capped by a lack of water for irrigating
purposes, but even this obstacle is being
overcome by the indomitable energy
and perseverance of the people. The
attempt to obtain water for iirigating
purposes under the Wright act have
failed, owing to the probable cost being
so great as to be beyond reach nnder
present conditions, private enterprise
will enable this valley to procure what
alone it lacks to make it the most pros
perous as it is already the most beauti
ful and healthful in Southern California.
The adjacent canons and mountains con
tain what ie practically an inexhaustible
supply of water, and the disposition
seems to be to utilize it as quickly ac
Near Wildomar a tunnel of some 325
feet in length is just being finished.
The tunnel is run into the mountain
side and a fine stream of water haa been
obtained. This will be used to irrigate
some of the richest and most produc
tive lan i in the valley.
Pnmpi ng is another source ol supply
that wili surely prove a success. One
party has demonstrated very folly the
practicability of getting plenty of water
in this way at a comparatively small
cost. His example will be followed by
others as fast as the limited capital of
the landowners will permit.
The same conditions that in a few
brief years served to transform River
side from a barren sheep pasture into
the richest and most productive colony
in America exist here, and, we are glad
to say, the same disposition to
merit success by honest, determined
The present population of Elsinore is
about 800. The people are enterprising,
pushing and progressive. There are two
hotels, a bank, and in fact all the vari
ous lines of business are represented.
The schools of Elsinore are in charge of
Prof. J. N. Summers, and are in every
way all that could be desired.
The Consolidated bank of Elsinore is
one of the solid financial institutions of
Northern San Diego county. Tbe capi
tal stock paid in is $44,000. S. A. Stew
art is president, S. H. Washburn vice
president. J. T. Kubns cashier and T.
Tbe Elsinore Press is an excellent
weekly, ably conducted and edited by
Horace McPhee. It is doing a good
work for Elsinore.
EUinore lake is a beautiful sheet of
water, five miles long by two miles wide
and about 50 feet deep. All kinds of
water fowl inhabit the lake and other
game abounds in the surrounding hills,
making the valley a paradise for hunt
WANT TO FIND OUT
Loans & Insurance,
Rooms 1 and IS. Chalmers Block,
Property taken care of for non-resi
Supplied from Elsinore's HOT SUL
PHUR SPRINGS. Temperature,
100 to 13S Degrees.
E. Z. BUNDY, Prop.
Cold r-f-i Wholesome
Tub J- Cleansing
The finest waters and the best equipped bath
house In Southern California. The famous hot
mineral waters of Elsinrre are piped direct
from the springs to the bath house, without tho
loss of gas or heat. Thest springs are unsur
passed In curative powers for rheumatism, ma
laria, neuralgia, dyspepsia, liver aud kidney
disorders, snd all skin diseases, even after
other remedies have failed.
Come and Be Cured. _
33 SHOE noTUp,
Beat Calf Shoe In the world for the prloe.
W. L. DOUglaa«fcoe»■resold everywhere,
everybody should wear them. It la a duty
yon owe yourself to get the heat velne for
toot money. Eoonomlae In your footwear By
purchasing W. L. DouglasShoes.wbioh
represent the best value et the prtoea ad
vertised above, as thousands can testily.
«S- Take Vo Substitute. J*
Beware of fraud. None Renulno without
Douglas name and prloe stamped on bottom. Loot
cor It whan you buy.
W. 1.. Douglas, Brookton, Mass. Sold by
l_. W. GODIN,
i 104 North Spring Btreet.
i The Premium Deciduous Fruit,
; Colony of Southern California.
PLENTY OF WATER.
VERY RICH SOIL.
Banning was established some seven years ago. It is
in the San Gorgonio Pass, protected on the east by the San
Jacinto and on the north by the San Bernardino Mountains.
This gives the place only the healing breezes of the Colo
rado and the refreshing air from the Pacific.
GREAT HEALTH RESORT I
Fine Climate For Pulmonary Troubles.
The water supply of Banning is adequate for all pur
poses. There is a large acreage of unimproved lands, with
water, for sale on easy terms. All of the lands which have
been sold by the Banning Land Company heretofore have
been improved and planted to orchards. There are no
unimproved lands held for speculative purposes. The land
is on a sontheastern slope, which is the finest location for
ripening fruits. It is splendidly situated for irrigating.
The titles to the land and water are absolutely free from all
incumbrances. Only a small portion of the land is platted
as a townsite. Correspondence is solicited with persons
who desire a home in the most charming and promising
place in Southern California.
Terms: Land can be secured without any advance
cash payment. All that is needed is enough to start the
work of planting. Address all communications to
C. S. YOUNG,
Baldwin Hotel, San Francisco, CaL,
The Queen Colony af Southern California.
ORANGE GROWING A GREAT SUCCESS,
No better lauds. Adapted to the raising of all products common to Southern
California. Beautiful location. Abundance of water. No better irrigation system.
ORANGE HEIGHTS is a new subdivision, comprising about
2000 acres of the best orange and lemon lands in Southern California. It is a
frostleßs tract, and promises wonderful results. Here is a place for homes and in
Prices and Terms Exceedingly Liberal.
SOUTH RIVERSIDE is also a nourishing manufacturing
point. Sewer pipe and ;erra cotta wirks, porphyry works and gypsum fertilizing
works are already in operation. Everthing at hand to make it one of the leading
places in Southern California. For particulars address
South Riverside Land and Water Co.,
SOUTH RIVERSIDE, CAL. '
Earl Fruit Company
-ej^■»«-• PAID UP CAPITAL, $100,000.00
Kg Sacramento, Los Angeles j Cal.
CHICAGO, NEW YORK, MINNEAPOLIS
Operating in All Fruit Districts of California.
F. P. FASS, Manager, Riverside, Cal.
MAIN OFFICE, 2Q7 8. MAIN ST.. L.OS ANGELES.
Fill Fll FOR SALE!
Containing 62 acres of land, all in high state of cultivation; cottage
house, hard-finished, of Beven rooms, bath and kitchen, together with
small cottage of three rooms for laborers; about four acres in bearing
Washington Navels; 5 acres English Walnuts; 5 acres Winter Ap
ples ; two artesian wells; about 3000 feet service pipe and hydrants.
First-class corn, alfalfa and orange land; all fenced and cross-fenced.
Apply at once to
g . lO . t , 114 N. Beaudry aye., Los Angeles, Cal.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
WELLINGTON LUMP COAL
And Catalina Soapstone Wall Finish.
This material la Are proof, has a beautiful tint, sad can bs waahed without Injur.
Ofllce: 130 W. Sec...d street. Tel. 86. Yard: 838 N. Mala street, Tel, 104