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VALLEY OF THE SAN JACINTO.
Over One Hundred Thousand
Acres of Beautiful Land.
Description of the Wonderful He-
met Dam and Reservoir.
An Unparalleled Water System-Frnlt
Land, Grain Land, WJod Land,
Grazing Land—The Throe
Cities of tbe Valley.
Reall one of the most beautiful val
leys in Southern California is the San
Jacinto, which is located in the south
central portion of the proposed new
county ot Riverside, but which is now
in the northern part of San Diego
The San Jacincto valley adjoins River
side on the east. It is 85 miles from
Los Angeles and over 100 from San
Diego. The valley extends 16 miles east
and weßt and 14 miles north and south.
There ia included within this area 150,
--000 acres of fine, Bmooth land. The val
ley takes in all of the old San Jacinto
Viejo ranch and come of the adjoining
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Of the 150,000 acres in the valley, ap
proximately 40,000 are under water and
upon them anything can be raißed. This
area includes the lands of the Hemet
Lsnd and Water company, the Fair
view Land and Water comoany, the San
Jacinto and Pleasant Valley Irrigation
district and 12,000 acrea in the artesian
belt, where a fine flow can be obtained
at a depth of 50 to 250 feet. The re
mainder of the land in the valley re
quirea no water. It ia adapted and used
ior grain farming, and upon it thousands
01 sacke of wh -.at and barley are raised
There are about 40,000 acres of land
which are and can be irrigated with a
bountiful supply of water, and upon
them all kinda of deciduouß fruits are
successfully raised, such as peaches,
pears, prunes, apricots, olives, walnuts,
almonds, figa and berriea. Up near the
foothills are numerous orange orchards,
which produce fruit equal to the choicest
THE PRECIOUS WATER.
The Famous Hemet Dam and Resorvoll
And Its Wonderful Storage Capacity.
But in enumerating the advantages of
any section of Southern Oalifornia the
most important feature to ba discussed
is the water supply. The San Jacinto
valley can boast of the possession of a
dam which, for stability and dimen
sions, has no parallel in the world—the
The Hemet water system furnishes
water for 15,000 acreß now, and when
additional laterals are put in, that
acreage will be increased to ."0,000.
The masonry of the Hemet dam,
which forms the reservoir for the water
system above referred to, has now
reached the height of 115 feet above the
base. This gives the reservoir a capacity
of 3,100,000,000 gallons. That eminent
authority, Mr, James D. Schuyler of
San Diego, estimates that when the
Sweetwater dam in San Diego county.
Mr. Schuyler in writing about the
Hemet dam, eai:
"The class of masonry of which the
dam ie built is certainly the fineßt I
ever saw, and 1 doubt if it has any su
perior in America in works of that
character. Blocks of granite weighing
5 to 10 tons are set close together, in
beds cf Portland cement concrete, thor
oughly rammed into all joints. It is
the finest dam on the continent, strong,
safe, solid and secure for all ageß to
corns. From my observations of the
flow of the Btreaui 1 have no hesitation
in saying that in my opinion tbe water
Bupply from winter otorma is sufficient
to fill the reservoir to the height of 1(10
feet every j'ear.
"In addition to the flood waters of
winter, the summer showers of July
and Augußt furnish no inconsiderable
volume. *My observation of several of
theße showers, which were of almost
daily occurrence for several weeks, was
that for an hour or two the stream
would flow at a rate of 250,000,000 to
300,000,000 gallons daily, diminishing to
the normal low water flow of about
3,000,000 gallons daily, in 15 to 20
hours. I think the rea3rvoir would
receive an addition of 50,000,000 to
150,000,000 gallons from each of
these showers, and sometimes con
siderably more. This source of,
summer supply, which is a resource
peculiar to the Southern California
mountain region, is likely to affurd an
effective increase in the duty of the res
ervoir of 10 to 15 per cent. The con
stant flow of the stream in summer is
more than sufficient to offset the loss by
evaporation on the surface of the lake."
OTIIKU WATER SYSTEMS.
Then there is the San Jacinto and
Pleasant valley irrigation district, which
adjoins the Hemet tract on the south
and west, extending two miles down
tbe valley, past Winchester, including
18,600 acreß and taking in the heart and
cream of the valley.
The irrigation district has two valu
able water systems, the Griffin flume
plant and the Fairviow Water company
plant, not to speak of 7000 inches of
water taken from the San Jacinto river
and its tributaries.
Within three weeks the water will be
turned on in the district. All that is
lacking now is a flume three-quarters of
a mile long. The contract for 15 miles
of main and lateral ditches has already
been let. In addition to thiß it must be
remembered that there is an unex
hausted supply of artesian water for de
Prices of Land Low and Within the
Reach of a Poor Man.
There ia ono thing which character
izes tho San Jacinto valley and that is
the fact that the parties who own tho'
land down there do not want a national
bank to part with each acre of it that
they may transfer title to. The truth
is that land down there iB aa cheap as it
is anywhere, and it is certainly very, fine
land. You can get the choicest ia the
valley for from $40 to $60 por acre, and
it ie within half a mile of the railroad
station. Here is the opportunity for a
poor man. He is not compelled to pay
an exborbitant price lor a home, and
can secure ono on easy terms and at
a reasonable figure
The lower landß in tho valley have a
heavy soil and nroduce five crops of al
falfa per year without irrigation. Each
cutting averages one and one-fourth tonß
per aero. Tbe mesa or tableland in tho
LOS ANGELEB HERALD : SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1893.
valley includes about 50,000 acreß. Here
the soil is a rich sandy loam, adapted to
raieing almoat anything.
From Hemet, about 17 miles distant,
is the Strawberry valley. It is at an
elevation of about 6500 feet, lying m the
side of the San Jacinto mountains, em
bowered in pine, oak and cedar timber.
The Strawberry valley iB a famous sum
mer resort. There are three hotels, fine
streams of cold snow water, as well as
everything that goee to make up an ideal
camping place. About 8000 people put
in the summer here. It ie reached by
an excellent mountain road.
THREE THRIVING PLACES.
Tho Towns of Hemet, San Jacinto and
Winchester All Prosperous.
There are three towns in the San Ja
cinto valley—Hemet, San Jacinto and
Winchester. Hemet is located on the
Santa Fe, 28 miles east of Riverside. It
is on the very crown of the mesa land,
surrounded by not leas than 80,000 broad
acres which are tributary to it, and all
of which are, or soon will be, under
water. ? Hemet is buiidng and settling
uo rapidly. It is a tow£ of necessity
and ia destined to become the most im
portant place in tbe valley.
San Jacinto is a beautiful little city of
800 people. It was established come
ei*ht years ago without the aid of the
railroad. It is now the terminus of the
San Jacinto branch of the Santa Fe.
Itß people are industrious, enterprising
and active. There are good hotels,
schools, banks, etc. The San Jacinto
Regiater ia a weekly newspaper of stand-
It is ably edited and ia doing
everything to puah the interests of the
Winchester is located on the Santa
Fe branch, midway between Perrie and
San Jacinto. It has 300 people and is a
thriving place. The Winchester Record
ia the name of a lively weekly news
paper printed there.
Then, too, there ia Vala Vista, which
is 4).< mileß east of Hemet, on the road
to Strawberry valley. There is a fine
hotel there, a school, store, pOßtoffice
and about 250 people. Here also are
about 200 acres in orange trees. East of
Vala Vista, on the Webster ranch, are
some orange treeß 10 and 12 years old.
ITS CERTAIN DESTINY.
Bound to Be the Home of Hundreds of
Take it all in all the San Jacinto val
ley is really a wonderful section which
within five years is destined to be de
veloped to afc extent which will com
pletely transform it.
Already thousands and thousands of
acres are devoted to grain farming.
During the last three years the yield has
been extenßive, barley from 12 to 14
sacks to the acre, wheat from seven to
12 sacks to the acre. Much of tha
barley is very fine brewing barley.
Besides grazing, fruit and alfalfa lands
there are numerous bee ranches in the
foothills, and up higher thousands of
acres are devoted to sheep ranges,
In the upper Hemet valley is the
stock ranch of Charles Thomas, where
Pescadora, Lew Martin and other racers
There are three saw mills with a daily
capacity of 75,000 feet in the mountains
just up from San Jacinto, and over 100,
--000 acres of the finest timber land is
there. Something like 1,000,000 feet
has already been taken out.
Within the next two years there will
uu«u xuo vauey irom Kivereiae. "This
will develop it wonderfully and add
greatly to its population. The road has
already been surveyed and its construc
tion is only a matter of time.
If there are any questions you would
like answered about the valley, which
are not included within this crude
sketch, eddress Weber & Griffin, Hemet,
Riverside or San Jacinto, and they will
A POPULAR HOTEL.
A Resort Where All the Comforts of Life
One thing Elsinore has of which its
citizens aro justly proud—a first-class
hotel, conducted as such. The Lake
View, of which W. O. Wentworth ie the
proprietor, is one of the best arranged
hostelries in Southern California. It is
elegantly furnished, and the rooms are
all large, commodious, airy and sunny.
Standing on an eminence facing the
lake, the view from the hotel commands
the surrounding country for some dis
tance. The table is supplied with all
the delicacies of tbe season. Parties;
who are intending to vißit Elsinore, to
receive the benefits of the famous min
eral springs and bathe, would do well to
communicate with Mr. Wentworth in
regard to quarters. He is a pleasant,
courteous gentleman, aud will gladly
respond to any inquiries. When at El
sinore do not fail to stop at the Lake
AT THE TOP.
The Progressive Firm of J. R. Newberry
& Go. of itlverslde.
One of the largest as well as one of
the most extensive establishments of
its kind in Southern California is that
of J. R. Newberry & Co. of Riverside.
This firm are wholesale and retail
dealers in groceries, delicacies, etc. The
stock carried is only the finest class of
goods, and is in every way complete.
The store of Messrs. Newberry & Co.
is in the Hoyt block, at the corner of
Seventh and Main streets, and visitors
to Riveriede are cordially invited to in
spect it. A large force of obliging clerks
is always at hand to wait upon custom
ers and to show callers through the
establishment, which is really not ex
celled in California in any feature.
NEAT AND CLEAN.
That la the Way Everything will Be
Found at tha Rubidoux Cafe.
The Rubidoux cafe in the Rubidoux
block, at the corner of Main and Sev
enth streets. Riverside, is one of the
the best conducted family restaurants in
Southern Oalifornia. Here one can ob
tain a regular dinner or meals a la carte
during the day and evening at a moder
ate price. The best of service is given
andieverything that is furnished ia first
class, neat and clean. The bill of fare
includes alt of the delicacies of the
season. When in Riverside, do not fail
to give the Rubidoux a call, whether
you wish a regular meal or merely a
lurfch. Visitors to the citrus fair will
experience no difficulty in finding the
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When ahe waa a Child, she cried for Castorla.
When she became Miss, she clung to Costorta,
When nhe bad Children, oho gave them Caateria
One of the Largest in the State.
Finest Fruit and Farming Land.
Soil Deep, Rich and Mellow, Adapted to
the Growth of the Orange, Lemon,
Olive and all Deciduous Fruits.
Plenty of Fine Artesian Water.
Weber & Griffin,
San Jacinto, Hemet and Riverside.
The above firm has lands in this famous valley for sale
in small or large tracts, at from $40 to $100 per acre.
Water is now being delivered on the lands, and is ob
tained at a very low price.
Now is the golden opportunity to secure 10, 20 or 40
acres at a very low figure and on easy terms.
Do not delay, as present prices can only be held for a
Information and maps concerning the valley promptly
supplied by addressing our agency, eitber at Riverside, San
Jacinto or Hemet.
WEBER & GRIFFIN.
RIVERSIDE LAI COM
Land for Sale Within the Corporate Lim
its of the City of Riverside.
Choice unimproved lands situated on the famous Magnolia avenue at from
$200 to $300 per acre, with ample supply of water under the old canals, with
stock of the Riverside Water Company attached to the lands. Perfectly level
land, and considered the best in the state for the growth of the
Orange, Lemon, and Raisin Grape.
Free from bush or stone, and frost. The best of shipping facilities by the A. T. &
S. F. and 8. P. railroads, and the R. & A. street railway runs through Magnolia
avenue. Convenient to schools and churches, Terms: One-fourth cash, balance
five years' time at 8 per cent.
Also a Number of 10 and 20 Acre Bearing Orange
Groves at Reasonable Prices, Situated in
the Older Parts of the Valley.
P. T, EVANS, Secretary. S. C. EVANS, President.
ORANGE AND LEMOI, LANDS
The finest in the state are to be
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, RIVERSIDE
With perpetual water right in
GAGE CANAL SYSTEM ,
The water right consists of one inch of water to each five acres of land, meas
ured under a four-inch pressure, which is equal to a rainfall of thirty-five inches
per annum, or three inches per month, taken monthly. The water is delivered
from metal pipes on the highest corner of each lot.
Three railway stations on the Santa Fe main line—Pachappa, Casa Blanca
and Arlington—adjoin the tract.
Inspection of land and the fullest investigation of the canal and water sources,
aud of all other points affecting the interests of purchasers cordially invited.
A commodious aud well-appointed school building has lately been erected and
equipped on the tract at a cost of upward of $9000.
Trees furnished, lands planted and cared for at contract price when purchas
ers so desire. Lands sold on favorable terms.
He Riverside Trust Company, Limited
• MATTHEW GAGE, ManaginglDirector.
RIVERSIDE, - CALIFORNIA
Orange Growers' Bank,
Incorporated under the lava ot the state of Cal
ifornia, August 17, 1801.
11. J. Daniels President
Quo. Fbo-t Vlee-President
H T. Hays Cashier
D. W. Hkrmhy Assistant
M, J. Daniels, J. D. MoNab, Goo. Frost,
G. Bouse, J.R.Newberry, W. S. Sweatt,
W.P.Lett, H. W. Hutson, W. A. Hayt.
A general banking business transacted.
Deposits nf Individuals, firms, corporations,
basks and bankers respectfully solicited.
Loans and discounts made on approved notes
Foreign and domestic exchange bought and
Chase National Bank, Mew York City.
First Nation.! Bank, Chicago.
Wells-Fargo Company's Bank, San Francisco.
State Loan and Trust Company, Los Angeles.
Riverside Banking Co.,
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL $I.OOO,O'H>
CAPITAL PAID IN 429,000
A. KirrH President
1. A. Brennbhan Vice-President
E. O. Dyes Cashier
J. H. Goodhue Assistant
O. T. Dyib Manager
Commercial banking in all its branches.
Foreign drafts Issued on all the principal
cities ol Europe.
First-class securities bought and sold.
Time loans negotiated on real estate securi
National Park Bank, New York.
Merchants National Bank, Chicago.
Pacific Btnk, Ban Francisco.
First National Bank, Los Angeles.
First National Bank,
A. H. Naftzqer President
L,. o. Vlce-Prssldent
STANLEY J. OASTLEMaj. C»BhUr
A. n. Naftzgar, L. C. Waito, A. HaeberTln,
A. P. Johnson, J. A. Hlmras, J. S. Castlemsn,
John J. Ho will, S. McCoy, I, V. (illbert.
Hanover National Bank, New York City,
Metropolitan National Bank, Chicago.
Crocker- Wool worth National Bank, San Fran
Los Argeles National Bank, Los Angeles,
Of San Jacinto.
CAPITAL STOCK ■ $100,000
J. A. Green President
J. J, Ikwall Vice-President
G. T. Daggett Cashier
7, Estndillo, G. D. Compton, A. Sanndcrs,
Jas. McLarou, G. T. Daggett, J. J. Inwall,
A.B.McCormlck, p, L. Griffin, J. A, Green.
A general banking business transacted.
Real estate loans and collections, large or
Also drafts Issued on New York at reasona
Reference: Los Angeles National Bank.
Van De Grift
Loan and Insurance
If yon want any information about
property in or around Riverside, or in
Southern Oalifornia, address us and we
will amswer promptly
We have on our lists some of the fin
est, as well aB the cheapest, orange and
lemon lands in Southern California.
Write or call on us.
Buhidoux Block, Riverside, Cal.
Fire, Life and Accident
Large ranches a specialty. Lands in
San Diego, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Lob
Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
Orange groves, young and old, ia thil
Unimproved lands cheap and high*
priced, according to location.
Agent for Arizona lands.
Call and sse me when in this olty.
All correspondence promptly attended
Wm. Russell. Wm, 6. Collins,
750 Main St., Dickinson Block,
Bargains in choice orange and all
kinds of fruit lands.
All inquiries answered promptly.
Humboldt Bay Redwood,
Puget Sound Pine.
No Coast Pn Ours.
Seger & Tetley,
Succesaors to White & Miller,
Real Mate i loan
Fire, Life, Accident and Piste Glass
Insurance —only the strongest compa
Property cared for and rents collected.
All inquiries concerning orange and
other lands promptly answered.
South Riverside, Cal.
Capital, - $50,000.
B. B. Taylor, President.
Geo. L. Joy, Vice-President.
J. T. Burton, Cashier.
W. 11. Jameson, J. T. Burton,
B. B. Taylor, Geo. L. Joy,
J. M. Kelly.