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PART II—PAGES 9 TO 16.
OUT ON THE RANCHES
The Ojai: Sicily, the largest and
■uost important island of the Mediter
ranean, end which is about tbe size of
tbe state oi Maryland—besides being
noted for volcanic eruptions and some
other undesirable things, produces the
bnlk of the citron of commerce. Oitron
is regarded by some botanists as per
haps the orignal type of the species
which produces the lemon, sweet lemon
and lime; by others it is regarded as a
distinct speoies. The fruit of the citron
is large, rough and furrowed; the pulp
sub-acid and refrigerant. The part
chiefly valued is the rind, which has a
delicious odor and flavor, and is made
into preserves. The juice is employed
to make a syrup for flavoring liquors.
The cedrat is a variety of the citron,
from which chiefly tbe fragrant oil of
sedrat, used by perfumers, is produced,
'he varieties of citron are numerous,
the fruit of the largest kinds sometimes
measuring nine inches long and weigh
ing 20 pounds.
Sicily finds the raising of citron a
profitable business, and the islanders
nave resisted every effort ol foreigner*
to take treea from the country. But
they have been caught napping, how
ever, and aa a result the raising of cit
rons on the most approved Sicilian
trees has already gained a firm footing
at our very door—in Carpinteria, and
we believe will in a few years become
one of the staple businesses of this sec
tion of California.
Col. Russell Heath of Carpinteria
was the pioneer in this partof California
in raising English walnuts. When he
planted ont acre after acre to walnut
trees, probably the largest single or
chard of tbe kind in tbe world, 20 odd
years ago, people said ho was crazy:
that he was wastins his time and
money, as walnuts could not be profit
ably raised here. Tbe results are well
known. Colonel Heath's walnut or
chard cannot be touched for a
thousand dollars an acre, and
when he demonstrated that money
could be made in walnuts, other
land owners changed their minda about
being a crank, and followed his example.
Of late years he has believed tbat fa
vored parts of Southern California aro
aa well adapted to citron culture as
Sicily, and determined to set another
example to horticulturists. For over
three years he made expensive and un
successful efforts to get citron trees from
Sicily, his open and above-board plane
being frustrated by the jealous Sicilians.
There are no regular nurseries in Sicily
Where trees can be bought, as in our
country, and Colonel Heath finally hired
a man to travel over tbe island, visit the
little orchards wherever he could find
them, and buy a tree here and a tree
thero aa tbe farmers would sell. These
were shipped to the maritime town of
Leghorn, Italy, and from there they got
out of tho country, coming to New York
by way of Gibraltar. One case
of trees was entirely lost in a
railroad smash-up in this country, but
the colonel waa nevertheless compelled
to pay $70 expressage on the
care from New York, and has never eet
eyes on tile trees, either. The trees he
did receive from Sicily proved a very
expensive purchase, but be now haa
them growing vigorously on his ranch
at Cnrpinterla, and will very soon have
all tbs buds he needs for extending his
citron orchard. In the matter of crye
talizing the fruit for the market, Colonel
Heath a few days ago told the editor of
The Ojai that if he could find no one in
thia country who understood the work
thoroughly be would send to Sicily for
am expert to teach the business to
American workers. Colonel Heath has
abundant means to work with and will
not desist till he haa firmly established
himself as tbe pioneer of the coming cit
ron industry of California. Ten years
heuce, when Americans are picking
pieces of dilicious American citrou out
of their plum puddings and fruit cakes,
the man whoSe enterprize made the
business possible and profitable will be
remembered in connection.
Profit in Capons.
American Cultivator: In every branch
of farming there is some method of im
proving the products, and in making a
specialty of some particular thing which
will bring, fancy prices in the markets.
Fancy fruit, thoroughbred animalß aud
improved varietiea of vegetablea are all
the results of study, experiment and
Improvement. The capons hold the
same position in the poultry business,
and the result ia no lees profitable and
t Raising capons is a profitable business,
and they are now raised quite univer
sally throughout the country, although
for a long time "Philadelphia capons"
were the only once tbat were supposed
to amount to much. Thia delusion,
however, no longer holds, for good ca
pons will be found in every large city.
The French pouitrymen caponi/.s all
cockerels designed for" market, and the
quality of meat there ia always superior
to that in thia country. With the pro
gress of the business here it will not be
many yeare before the same practice will
prevail in the states.
If all cockerels were captionized the
meat would be better, and the demand
for it would be more general. Capou
izing is very easily and safely performed
now that Buoh handy instruments are
prepared for the work. A capon must
mature thoroughly before it can be sent
to market. The cost ot raising tbern is
no greater than for an ordinary cockerel,
and the additional weight and price will
always bring a larger return to the
But there are other advantages.
Their food does thorn more good and is
not wasted by the bird running around;
they are very quiet and steady, and
never fight-the pullets and hens, and
they ore seldom sick and ailing. They
make fine nurses for email chickens, aa
one bird will hover over a h-nnd o(
twenty or thirty chickens, allowing the |
bens time to lay and sit again. There
is a little risk attending this work at
first, bnt after one becomes a skillful
operator, he need not lose a single cock
erel during the whole year as a result of
tbe operation. The best breeds for tha
capons are the large Dorkings or Asiat
ics, although the smaller onei may be
improved or enlarged by the work.
Poultrymen who have entered into the
business scientifically contend tbat
nothing in the poultry line pays so well
as capons, and all their cockerels for the
market are thue prepared.
Claremont News : Strawberries, if the
right varieties are grown, can be made a
very profitable business.
Poor, inferior fruit always gluts a
market and is a detriment totbegrower,
seller and consumer.
Strawberry growers should always
keep posted about the best varieties
for their section of tbe country. It is
true that a variety that succeeds admir
ably in one locality may signally fail in
Therefore when reading about tbe
good qualities of a new strawberry, and
if you wish to try it, obtain a few p'ante,
anjd if it is really a desirable variety you
can purchase more at tbe proper Beacon.
I would never advise anybody to pur
chase 100 or 1000 plants of an unknown
variety; 10 or 12 plants are sufficient to
Among varieties which I think will bo
valuable for California planters. I would
mention tbe Australian Everbearing, a
variety introduced from Australia and
very extensively cultivated in Southorn
California. It is undoubtedly the ear
liest variety cultivated; a heavy and
prolific bearer, and in Southern Califor
nia yields fruit all the year round. The
berry ie very firm and an excellent ship
per. It ia ot a largo size, a glowing
crimson in color, very delicious, and of
the beet quality. Tbe plant U strong
and vigorous, with a large, perfect blos
som. Young plants give two crops the
same season that they are set out.
A Btrawborry grower in Lob Angeles
states that he picks at a single picking
25 1-pound boxes from a row of 300
plants, and repeats this every three
dayß. As there are 4000 plants to tbe
acre, the yield each time is immense.
Mitchel's Early is a very desirable
early variety. It is a strong, vigorous
grower, very prolific, of highly colored
and exquisitely flavored berries. It is a
splendid shipper aud a general favorite
in many sections.
Gaudy ie a large, lata variety, with a
flavor strongly suggestive of peaches and
strawberries; ono of tbe very Pent for
canning purposes; only au average
Honey strawberries, a variety that is
unrivaled for table use, ft ie ot small
to medium size, very highly colored;
possesses a rich, delicious, aromatic
flavor, and bears fruit heavily all season
lowa Beauty is of extreme and won
drouß beauty, and in form aud coloring,
unsurpassed. This berry has a var
nished, glowing red appearance, with
beautiful golden seods. The quality is
delicious and among tbe best. It is also
decidedly firm, and a very abundant
Sanders is a Canadian berry of great
promise. A celebrated Ohio strawberry
grower Bays of this variety: "This was
the most productive berry on my place
this season, and was a great attraction
to visitors. An experienced grower
from an adjoining county, conceded tbat
it was more productive than the Cres
cent. The plant is faultless and tbe
blossom porfecc, It ia very ebowy in
the basket, being large end of au ex
ceedingly deep, brilliant red. The first
berry on the stem is of immense etze,
and quite apt to be misshapen : but the
bulk of tbo crop is of conical form. The
flesh is red and juicy, and of a sprightly, t
Triangle DeGand ia tbo favorite va
riety cultivated in the Sacramento val
ley, this state, and is shipped by the
carload to Now York and other cities.
It is very prolific and delicious and
highly flavored. It ia large in size, and
of a brilliant, glossy rod; it ripens at
Bush Alpines, red and white varieties;
these are remarkable for their total
destitution oi runners. They are very
proMic ahd deliriously flavored; berries
very valuable for homo uee; are very
beautiful ornamental plant", and are
very desirable for border plants. They
are propagated by seeds and by dividing
the roots. T. L. Matkins.
Concerning the Muir Peach.
Ontario Kocord: I notice from the
last Record that Mr. M. Groom says
that it is a question as to whether there
are any genuine Muir peach trees here,
which statement reflects on every nur
seryman who lias sold Muir peach trees
here, and we ho!d that there is not a
shadow of a question its to the genuine
ness of the trees sold here. Mr. Groom
may bo able to tell the varieties of
pouches he handles, but can ho tell a
Muir peach tree in the nursery when he
sees it? Every nurseryman can, The
item in tho Record says that it eeems
difficult to got Muir buds true to name.
No such difficulty cxiate. I will furnish
nny one with a million bude, guaranteed
true to name, backed by a mortgage on
the farm. Ab the question is regarding
the genuineness of the Mair treeß plant
ed here, I deem it noceasary for the pro
tection of nurserymen and to allay any
distrust that would naturally arise
among planters from a remark of that
kind, to give the origin and description
of the Muir peach and the tree.
This excellent peach originated with
Mr. G. VV. Thiesel of Winters, Oal. It
is a seedling from the early Crawford,
but doea not resemble the Crawford
tree. The leaf is more like a willow.
The tree is an upright grower in the
nursery, and baa a peculiar appearance,
so that auy one can distinguish it from
any other tree grown that we know of.
There is as much difference between
the Muir tree and the other varieties ac
there ia between the lemon and the or
ange tree. The fruit is often very large,
and generally, in this locality, is me
dium to large. It is yellow clear
through; ia hot red at the pit, is sweet,
a heavy drier and a good oanner. We
have a good many treea in bearing here
nnw. anH the fruit tsll'.ss exactly to thin
description given by me. Therefore vi >
LOS ANGELES i SUNDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 8. 1893
have as much positive proof of the genu
ineness of the trees planted here as we
have of any other variety, Mr. Groom's
question to tbe contrary notwithstand
J, W. McFatbidqb,
Mistakes With Poultry.
The man who pnts 15 eggs under a
hen, instead of II or 13, so as to make
sure of a good lot of chickens, wants
more than ha will get. We don't like
to deal with that kind of a person, be
cause he displays greediness in the first
place and lack of good chicken sense in
tbe second place. A hen will in nine
cases out of ten batch more chickens
from 13 eggs than from 15 eggs, simply
from the fact that not more than or two
hens in a dozen ordinary farmyard hens
are large enough to cover 15 eggs.
Another mistake consists in consoli
dating broods by giving all the chickens
to one hen when two or more hatch at the
same time. Don't do it. It may seem
all right, but it is all wrong. In warm,
dry weather the large broods may do
fairly well, but just let a rainy, chilly
spell come along and then see how fast
the smaller and weaker ones drop out of
the race. Let each hen have her chick
ens. It would be much better, and tbe
chickens would grow faster and larger
if each brood consisted of seven or eight
chickens. There is no disguising tbe
fact tbat tbe secret of success in poultry
keeping consists in keeping all flocks
The person who advocates putting 100
or 200 little chickens in one bunch in a
brooder knows nothing about the neces
sity of observing natural conditions in
poultry raising. Nature intended a hen
to sit on a small number of chickens
only, and nature never intended 100
hens to run, nat and roost together, nor
100 chickens to be penned up together.
— [Southern Cultivator.
Peanuts in the Orchard.
The Kern County Califomian says:
"A great many people plant, peanuts in
their young orchsrds in this state in
order to get some Btaail return before
tbe treea come into bearing. There are
several methods of planting these outs,
and one of the greatest complaints made
is the difficulty frequently met in per
suading them to get started. This may
be entirely obviated by a simple and
easy plan. Instead of planting the nuts
whole shell them out, taking paiticular
pains not to remove or break the thio,
dry ekin that covers tbe kernel. When
shelled, put tbe nuts in some receptacle,
pour warm water—not hot—upon them
and eet them away in a warm place.
In about 3ti hours they will commence
to sprout, aud may then be .planted,
each kernel being put in place with the
fingers, with spaces of about 12 inches
between tbem in the rows. Every nut
will grow, and there will be no un
sightly gape, as is so frequently the
case where other plans Of planting are
SHE FOUGHT FIRE.
A Plucky Santa Pauls Schoolmarm'a
Santa Paula Chronicle: Miss Kate
Steapleton, a school teacher and most
estimable young lady, teaching and
temporarily residing about four miles
east of town came near losing her life
by fire last Monday. A fire got started
in tbe mountains on Sunday which ex
tended to the foothills and valley and
waa progressing pretty rapidly westward
till it reached the vicinity referred to.
Farmers and othera along the route were
doing what they could to stop it, Mies
Steapleton among the others. While
fighting tbe fire it caught her dress and
in a moment she waa partly enveloped
in Dames. She threw herself to the
ground and tried to extinguish "the fire
but would not have succeeded bad
not Henry Cook come to her
assistance and in response to her
request snatched the burning dress
away from her, severely burning his own
hands. She was seriously burned on her
lower limba, bnt wa« able to walk to Mr.
Cook'a bouse, not far distant. Mr.Cook
came to town for Dr. Mott, who ie treat
ing her. Tbe young lady ia reported as
getting along quite well. It was a very
narrow escape from death, and to Mr.
Cook is accorded tbecreditof saving her.
It ia a peculiarly sad accident, as Miss
Steapleton is tbe sole support of two
email orphan children, her brother and
sister, and it will now be some time be
fore ehe will be able to resume work.
Since tbe above was written we have
conversed with residents of the neigh
borhood in which the accident happened,
and have learned the following addition
al particulars: It ia claimed that the
fire started from sparks from a passing
locomotive. Miss Steapleton and her
school children fought tbe fire near the
school bouao and saved it from destruc
tion ; then they resisted its progress and
saved a house belonging to T. O. Toland.
Their next efforts were put lorth to save
Henry Cook's place, and it was here that
the fire caught the lady's clothing and
caused the accident.
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Baking Powder company, Chicago, III.;
Mise Parloa'a Cook Book, address
Dauchy & Co., 27 Park Place, New York.
A receipt book showing latest receipts
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pickles, can be had by sending a two
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Mass. A2-cent stamp sent to Dr. Kendall
company, Enoeburg Falls, Yt., will
bring a work on tbe horse and his dis
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H. E. Bucklin & Co., Chicago, 111., will
bring a book worth $1, showing all the
buildings of the world's fair and many
of the exhibits. Ten cents (coin or pos
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This Is a Flßhtlujt Bdltor.
The Gila Bend Arizonian will not issue
for some time. Editor Russell has been
locked up in default of $2000 bail for
shooting at a man.—[Loa Angeles Times.
What kind of an idea have you of
Arizona newspaper men anyway ?
Issue? Why, we shall continue to issue
for years after the Herald shall have
ceased to plant green things on your
grave.—[Gila Bend Arizonian.
The Illustrated Los Angeles Her
ald, which is a very fine paper and
suited for sending to eastern friends,
can be obtained at T. McCarthy's book
store, Long Beaoh.
Buffalo T.othin. Woollacott, agent.
TWO VETERAN NEWSPAPERMEN
George W. Childs and Major
They Exchange Reminiscences About
Papers and Hen.
The Major Tall. Something- About HI.
Career—Hade Lots of Money and
Spent It—Bis Relations with
Tbe following appeared recently in
tbe Chicago Tribune:
♦Truman," eaid Thorpe, yesterday,
"won't you take Mr. Cbilda down into
tbe dome and show him all his plants,
especially the caladiums?"
It waa a pair of them, in many re
spects. Each had known Grant and
Johnson and Blame intimately, and
multitudes of the more prominent
actors between 'CI and tbe present time,
and both were newspaper men, each in
his own way. Everybody knows George
W. Childe personally or otherwise, and
Ben Truman is known as an army man,
journalist and author, and as the best
authority on dueling in tbe world.
"So you worked for Forney in 1860
"Yes, and there were Mike Htrt,
Ringwalt, Jim Dunu, R. Shilton Mac
kenzie and "
"All dead—all dead—but yon and I
We are still livincr; we can do n great
deal of good yet. You ard I are about
the came age. I was born in 182 D.
How old are yon?"
"I was born in 1835."
"Whet have you bjon doing since you
"Written a good mmv years for the
New York Times and other leading
newspapers, published 10 copyrighted
books, owned daily or weekly papers in
Cali'oruia nine vearß and did the liter
ary work for the Smthern Pacific com
pnny for 12 years."
' eiitved any money? Yon must have
made a good d. .<■.!."
"Have something left. Bnt I havo
lived well and traveled largely and been
"Wife and daughter, whom I have
fixed for life."
"Did you know Townaend aud Russell
"We all three worked on the Phila
delphia Preas in 1861. George was city
editor. John was tbe editor, and I wae
correspondent from the weetern battle
field, and once in a while from Wash
ington. In March, 1862, Forney got m
on Andy Johnson's staff, with whom 1
staid until October, 1866, and then went
"Did you know Forney well?"
"I should say so. Socially, yon know
he was always in touch with hia em
ployeea, from composition to press
rooms. He sent me out to NaehvilU
with Andy (then military governor)
Johnson, who made me captain and
provost marshal, and 1 wrote for tm
Press a year for $30 a week and ex
penses, and three years for the New
York Times for $80 a week, and occu
Bioaally wrote letters to the Chicagi
Tribune for $20 each."
"You made lots of money. What
did you you do with it?"
"Fine living, costly wines, good dress
"You didn't spend it all in those
"How else did you spend so much
"Oh, I don't know—various ways."
"You ought to have saved some of
that money, and you would have owned
a big newspaper somewhere, now."
''But I always stuck up for Forney,
When he and Johnson fell out Forney
sent for me, and I found him in bed at
the old Kirkwood hotel in one room,
Logan in an adjoining room, and there
were lots of bottles around, and Forney
said: 'Johnson is cruel and ungrateful.
Bnt I can save him if he will go half
way with me in mending matters. If
you cannot succeed in a mediation,
then stick to Johnson, as he likes you
and haa done a great deal for you.' I in
formed the colonel that I could be true
to Johnson and that the world could
not make me unfriendly to him. I
never spoke to Mr. Forney on the mat
ter afterward. But iv trying to dissuade
the president from referring to tbe colo
nel In an unfriendly way again, be said
tbat Forney bad misrepresented and
traduced him, and tbat he could get
along without his love—that he and
Dana were mad because he would not
turn over tbe New York and Philadel
phia custom houses to them, and that
Logan had turned against bim because
he could not induce McCullough to put
through a big cotton claim for him.
"In January, 1870, however, I went to
Washington, and Forney was making
no money out of his Chronicle, and not
much out of the Press, and the former
waa whacking away against the Alaska
Seal Fur company's tirat lease. Hay
ward Hutchinson came to me one day
and aeked me how much it would take
to stop the Chronicle's opposition. I
said Colonel Forney io poor off tor cash,
and I thought $5,000 would do it. He
requested me to attend to it, which I
did, and made the bargain for $5,000. I
handed it to Forney in the vestibule of
tbe National theatre, in five one thou
sand dollar bills, and he afterward
tucked one of the bills in my hand, and
I would not take it, as Hutchinson had
paid me $1,250 for that and other ser
vices. On that same evening he "loaned"
an ex-member of congress from Phila
delphia—Randall's predecessor—l can't
think of his name, one of those bills.
The last tims I saw Mr. Forney, which
was in November, 1880, he asked me to
go up to his bouse to dinner, and
while no one was in our way
he stopped short and said :
Thurman, let us go over to New York
and console Hancock. He is heart-bro
ken. We took tbe first train and arrived
at Governor's island late at night, and
there were a good many sorrows drowned
in tho flowing bowl before morning.
"There never was a more libaial man
or a truer friend than Forney. He
would raise a thousand dollars, say, ior
some pressing uee and loan it to some
one harder up before he reached the cor
ner. A short time before ho died be
wrote to me and aaid tbat he owed $3400
and that no one would trust bim, not
even the butcher, tbe baker, or tbecan-
diestick-maker. tie wanted $5000; bo I
sot ell of his bills down to those oi too
butcher, the baker and the candlestick
maker, and paid them, and sent him
the balance of the $5000, then went and
saw Dan Dougherty and said to him,
'Dan, Forney once paid $25,000 to make
good the defalcation of a check. The gov
ernment had no claim on that. You go
down to Washington and get tbat money
back, and send for me if necessary.' We
got tbe $25,000 back, and we paid all
ordinary just debts, whicb took $20,000,
and I took the balance—ssooo—and put
it out for Mrs. Forney, and she is today
drawing 8 per cent on it, which ia a mo
dicum, at least."
"You ought to write a book of remin
iscences," Mr. Childs. "I have pub
lished a book of recollections, and
I shall take pleasure in send
ing you one upon my return to Phila
delphia. Mr. Thorpe tells me that you
are writing a book on the world's fair.
I shall want to purchase three of them
—one for my home, one for the Ledger
office and one for the Drezel library.
We shall not live to see this great expo
sition duplicated, and as an appreciation
of what Chicago has done in building
this fair I am going to present the city
with everything 1 have here, and some
of the palms are es fine as any in Amer
ica, and the collection of caladiums is
tbe finest. No city in the world will
get up an exhibition to equal this.
No city but Chicago could do it. Phila
delphia could not get up anything on bo
graud a scale, and New York wouldn't.
Chicago is going to be the biggest city
in our country riefore I die. If I were a
young man. though, I would not etop in
Chicago. I would go right straight to
the Btate of Washington, whioh ie the
Pennsylvania of the Pacific elope. Cali
fornia is charming, and I was sorry I
could not l'o into the southern portion.
1 believe the midwinter fair will be a
pretty continuation of thie, and I hope
it will be successful. I shall stay here a
week yet. I could stay here a year. I
am proud of Chicago and what it haa
dono for the world. My plants are all
in txcuileut order. I knew they would
he, and I would iiave sent more if Thorpe
had asked for thorn. Thorpe is the great
est horticulturist ibat has ever lived.
He id a genius and no mistake. I ex
pected great things from him, but he
has surpassed my expectation*. 1 wish
every man, woman and child tn America
could see ttiis fair. None oi U9 may ccc
its like again."
THE WOMAN'S PARLIAMENT.
Preparations for the Session to be Held
The Woman's Parliament will be held
at the Firet M. E. church on the 10th
and 11th instant. All women are cor
dially invited to be present at any and
all meetings of the parliament. Those
interested in maintaining such an or
ganization in Southern California are
invited to become members. Duea (to
cover postage and printing), 50 cents
All memberships become due at this
session of the parliament. Each meet
ing will begin promptly at tho time
specified, and courtesy demands that
special attention be paid to the hours o!
The Ladies' Aid Bocietv of the First
M. E. church, will serve a 2o cent lunch
each day in the basement of the church
for the convenience of their guests—the
visitors and members of the Women's
Mrs. J. W. Campbell, who speaks on
Tuesday evening on "Woman as a Fac
tor in>Economica," will go north on the
10:45 train in order to tako part in the
state missionary meeting of tbe if. E.
church, in session at San Jose.
Mrs. Georgia A. Matdeld, member of
tbe board of education of San Diego,
who speaks on "Necessary Reforms in
Public 8choole," goes north on the same
train in order to attend to her duties as
Grand Matron of the ordor of the East
ern Star. ,
In order to take part in the business
meeting of the parliament at 10 a. m.
Tuesday, many viaitora will arrive on
Among this number will be Mrs. E
J. Davis of Riverside, who will be enter
tained by her sister at 432 Hooe etrost.
Mra. Margaret E. Parker, Riveralde,
entertained by Mrs. Kate Hogan, Waah
Mrs. F. D. Ashleiph, Oceanside, enter
tained by Mrs. Pascoe, Hotel Lincoln.
Miss Wade, Montecito, and Mrs. Mary
E. Ashley, Santa Barbara, to be guests
of Mrs. Charlotte Wills, Fort Hill.
Mrs. Grace Knepper of Santa Barbara
to be entertained-by Mrs. T. D. Stimson,
2421 Figuero street, and Mrs. Georgia A.
Matfield of San Diego by Mrs. D. G.
Mrs. Flora Haines Longhead of Santa
Barbara and Mrs. T. B. Shepherd of
Ventura are to be with Mrs. Galpin for
Rev. Florence Kolloch ot Paaadena,
Mrs. Car) Shulze of San Diego and Mrs.
J D. Blackman of Orange will be tbe
guests of Mrs. Thomas D. Stimson.
Mrs, Wade of Montecito has already
arrived and is with her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Elise Aubert of Anaheim and
Mrs. Lizzie Meeerve of Pomona will be
gnests of Mrs. Thomaa Barnard, 921
Mrs. C. H. Keyes of Paaadena and
Mra. Lizzie Hill Mills of Santa Ana are
to be entertained by Mrs. Wm. Fergu
son, 303 South Hill Btreet.
Rev. Ruth Ridgea and Dr. Rachel
Reid are to be entertained by Mrs. Ver
non, Hill etreet.
Mra. Scipio Craig of Redlands by Mrs.
E. J. Wells, on Sixth street.
Mrs. T. Hughes Lodge of Santa Mon
ica by Mra. Felix Howes.
Mrs. Emily Brady of Pomona and Mrs.
C. W. Skelton of Santa Ana by Mrs.
Harriet L. Baker, Fort Hill.
Mrs. Charles Erskine, Mrs. Bent and
Mrs. Judßon of Pasadena by Mrs. Frank
Dr. Spanlding of the Santa Barbara
Cottage Hospital, Mrs. Bond and Mra.
Edward Wixon of Santa Barbara will be
in attendance, aleo Mrs. John D. Par
ker of San Diego.
The ittaaaes. the Asses.
It aeema so very lunny—
To a man who ttas no monav.
Ali this bugaboo »1 sliver being N. Q,i
We'd be willing, quite, to uk : It,
Trie only trouble is to make it,
Don't you see?
We all know how it Is
When we need It in oar biz,
And mate an uigent call upon the banks;
Jjoa't we have to bog to get it,
You bet, and don't forget it,
Or your thanks.
Then, bow about this howl?
And the .old-bug*, cry oi "foul?"
Do they think un nil a lot of loollsh asset?
Silver's good enough for a I,
they think tbey have "ihe call"
On the masses.
—John Victor Cablop.
Place in town for fish, game, oystorß.'ctc, Fred
llunniman's. Mott uiarkeu
PART II- -PAGES 9 TO 16.
MATTERS AT THE CHICAGO FAIR
The West Pointers Were the
Architecture of Government Build
ings Open to Criticism.
Tile Departure or the Cadets for Their
School—Features of the Exhibits
of the Various Departments
of the Government,
Special correspondence to the Hikald.
Chicago, Oct. 1, 1892.
While Uncle Sam's toy aoldiere were
in camp at Jackson park, the plaza of
the government building waa the moat
popular epot on the ground. All the
pretty gitla and a great many other girla
from far and near thronged in that
neighborhood every day at dreaa parade
and drill boura and the poor boys in
Ferris wheel hats, i. c., cartwheel straws,
dwindled into significance and were no
longer Been while there was a single
West Pointer in view. Kvery one tried
his best to amuße the children while
they were here and from tbe balls, re
ceptions, teas, banquets, regattas and
other entertainments that were given in
their honor, it ia feared that military
tactics and army rations will be found
far more distasteful now tbat the cadets
have left tbe rippling Lake Michigan
and placid lagoons for the majestic Hud
son, The palisades and haunts of Rip
Nan Winkle and old Hendrick and hia
crew are all very well, but after the
fair it will be like looking through the
wrong end of a field glass. But now
tbat tho infant warriors have broken
camp and sadly departed, marching
awny to the tune of Cne Girl I Left Be
hind Me, tbe crowds have abandoned
the green award aurrounding the build
ing and waete little attention on the
There are only two buildings upon the
grounds whose beauty and exactness of
architecture have been questioned and
unfortunately they both bear American
uainee, and one ia tbe government
building. Of bourse the nine principal
buildings are strictly American, but to
have to point out thia to visiting for
eigners aa "our" building, is rather hu
miliating. For it seema that there ia
something radically wrong with the
dome and such tbingß are reckoned al
most criminal here. If attention were
directed to its general contour one
might object to tbe port hole like
window?, the peppor-box apex or its
extreme height or awkwardness, but
not consider it at all seriously.
The building proper is of the most
classic style, ie 350x420 feet, and most
admirab y eituated. The dome struc
ture ia spoken of as the semi-sperical
put to ai (?), and is 120 feet in diameter,
rising to the height of 276 feet to the
top of the flagstaff which ornaments the
crown, tiiis being the highest point
reached by any building in the park.
Thirty foot eaglea and groups of statu
ary surmount the four 85-foot entrancee,
and the walls are tinted a delightful
clay color, with slate-painted roof,
which was originally done in a brick
But whatever haa been said aa to tbe
defective architecture, the display ia
frankly acknowledged to bo moat credit
able. Every department under govern
ment jurisdiction haa apace in Brother
Jonathan's show house, and thus there
is cure to be something to interest
everyone. Tbe exhibita include thoae
ol tbe postoffice, war, agricultural, inte
rior, state, justice, treasury, patent
office, ordnance and quartermasters' de
partments, the fish commission, Smith
sonian institute, the mint, coast and
geodetic survey, supervising architect of
toe treasury, bureau of engraving and
printing, bureau of statistics, life-saving
and lighthouse boards, marine hospital
and medical .bureau. There is also a
aeparate exhibit of the navy on the
brick battleahip Illinois, the other an
nexes being a 110-foot lighthor.se, life
saving station, model army hoapital,
naval observatory, Indian school, small
camp and a weather bureau with ma
chines in full operation.
The colonial display, Indian section of
the Smithsonian, fish hatchery and
dead letter office seem to attract the
greatest crowds, for the majority of
world's fair visitors are ruralites who
have never been privileged to visit the
splendid museums at the national cap
ital, from which places the bulk of the
exhibits here are drawn. The samples
sent by the poatal department of the
heterogeneous collection held at the
dead letter office in Washingion is a
never ending source of amusement to
the wondering Bight-seers, ' who stop,
gaze, comment and make fun of any
rational person who would send live
horned toads, bricks, Bkulla, molaaees
candy, snakes, rag dolls, Indian scalps
and everything else on earth, in air or
sea through the mails, under the seal of
a Columbian stamp. Hatchets, feather
fane, human ears, false teeth, wedding
cake, daggers, pistols, staffed birds,
raisins, sunbonnets, alligators, watches,
false frizzes, bustles and all the odds
and ends of civilization and barbarism
thrown together, probably forms the
most varied collection ever conceived of
in the brain of a maniac faddist.
Not far from these cases and in the
same department are complete sets of
all the stamps of the world down to
date, and those afflicted with the stamp
craze have much to study and covet.
Numismatists congregate near here to
enjoy the gold, silver, copper and paper
moneys, ancient and modern, that
Uncle Sam has so beautifully arranged
The war department ahowa uniformed
and armed figures representing the vari
ous ranks of infantry, cavalry and artil
ery. In the ordnance section are all
kinds of cannon, from the 50-ton gnn
down to the smallest known howitzer,
including every make and variety of
firearms and also a full lineof gun-work
ing machinery in operation. There ia a
line grouping of valuable and bullet
ridden battle flags, portraits of the presi
dents, of the seven chief justices, the
attorney-generals, distinguished Ameri
can statesmen and all the original his
toric documents appertaining to the
formation of the republic. The north
pole expeditious are brought forward
most prominently in oil paintings, relics
and a most realistic reproduction of
Arctit sceuery with General Greely, hie
men and dogs looking most lifelike.
The Srnithaouian section ia always
packed with people, for hero it ia that
one is tempttd to linger tne longest, be
ing more familiar with tbe zoological
and ethnological exhibita than with
patents, search ligbta, potato bags and
auch things. Dr. Hammond has said
that it took more genius to be a success
ful taxidermist than a painter and here
their full skill has been exercised. You
run into a family of mountain sheep
peacefully grazing on their native hill
aide only to turn and meet the steady
gaze of a mommeth walrus who has
foundered out of the Bea to sun himself
on a rock, eoft-eyed seal and tbe almost
extinct buffalo, antelope, bears, wolves
and all the "small fry" down to field
mice are shown looking as much
at home in their present sur
roundings as in tbe places
they were found when captured. And
the birds, one could wander from case to
case for hourß, for each feathered little
songster and bird of passage sits con
tentedly in her nest or carols blithely
from a bough just as seen in garden,wood
or mooland. Birds from every part of
America, birds from all the islands of
the Pacific and Atlantic, tropica); arctic,
and every bird, with earth-treading feet
or cloud-cleaving wings, peeps from
'midst leafy branches, cottage eaves,
tangled fieid graeaes and every other
spot where they are known to live, nest
or brood. The collection is without
doubt the finest in thia country, and In
fact, in the world, barring the Kensing
ton National History museum in Lon
don, which has perhaps a larger Bhowing
of each specie, and haß had a greater
length of time in the completion.of so
stupendous an undertaking.
It has been said that our beneficent
Uncle Samuel, whose display this is,
never goes to a world's fair just to amuse
people, that he always aims to instruct
when he exhibits, therefore the man
who has only seven days wherein to see
all tbat in the exposition is, must neces
sarily ekip a great deal in many of the
departments. Musty old statistic!,
somebody's great-grandmother's silver
teapots with pedigrees a mile long, mod
els of fortifications, dams, jetties and
leveee, the number of bushels of wheat
produced to the acre in various soils,
new systems of census-taking, cliff
dweller research, fish ekinß and reports
of the different bureaus from the time
of Washington down. He had better
not try to make out the subjects and
motives of some of the mural paintings
either —ac the fair closes at high noon,
October 31, 1893. G. T.
A JUDGMENT AFFIRMED.
The Supreme Court Decides a Ventura
An opinion was received by Deputy
Supreme Court Clerk Sesnon yesterday
in the case of Geo. W. Adair, appellant,
vs. Frank M. White et al., respondent,
affirming the judgment and order of the
superior court of Ventura county.
It was a suit in ejectment for certaii
lands claimed to be a part of the Kanuho
Santa Paula y Saticoy in Ventura
connty. The controlling question in the
case was the location of the southerly
line of the rancho.
The supreme court says that when the
case waa before it before on appeal, the
conrt remanded it for a new trial, on
the principle that a certain point fixo 1
by the calls of the patent should be as
When the case came on again for iri tl
in the superior court, the greater na
tion of the testimony was directed '.•>
establishing the location of the p.oik.
upon the Punta de Loma bill at whi,:n
the stake marked "S. P. 14" hau b, on
placed, and from the evidence belote it
the court found this point waa so located
that a line drawn from it to "8. P. 13"
lay north of the lands occupied by the
defendants, and thereupon rendered
judgment in their favor.
The court says that it waa called upon
to ascertain in what point of the Punta
hill the station "8. P. 14" had been
placed, and was not required to place it
at tbe southernmost point of the Punta
It holds that for this purpose it waa
proper to receive in evidence and con
sider the field notes and description in
the patent for the adjoining rancho,
Santa Clara del Norte. The boundaries
of these two ranchos are coincident for
a distance of several miles, and were
surveyed by the same surveyor, at
about the same time, in December, 1860;
and it appears from the field notes of
the Rancho Santa Clara del Norte that
the Santa Paula rancho waa first sur
As the station S. C. N. 4 in thia
rancho was identical with S. P. 14 of the!
Santa Paula rancho, it was competent \
to show to show the location of S. P. 14
by re-establishing S. C. N. 4 in accord
ance with the calls and monuments
referred to in the patent.
If this station could be thus re-estab
lished it would fix the place "on point
of hill known as Punta del Loma,"
which had been designated aa station
S, P. 14, and where the stake had been
set. That the evidence introdnced for
this purpose tended to locate S. 0. N. 4
at a point from which a line drawn to
S. P. 13 would exclude the land of the
defendants waa not seriously controvert
ed ; and the finding of the court to that
effect, says the supreme court, must be
determinative of that proposition. None
of tbe exceptions taken were regarded
as of a character to have affected the
conclusions reached by the superior
court. The judgment and order are,
1 turns of Interest Obtained In Various
A complaint was filed against Joseph
Santone in Justice Bartholomew's court
yesterday by W. J. Stevens, charging
him with battery.
Mary A. Ward waa adjudged insane by
Judge Van Dyke yesterday and com
mitted to the asylum at Highland.
J. M. Haley was arraigned upon a
charge of forgery before Judge Shaw yes
terday and tbe time for him to plead waa
continued to October 16th.
Miss Emily Stevenson waa admitted
to citizenship yesterday by Jndge Shaw.
In department five of the superior
court yesterday Judge Snaw ordered all
matters set for the calendar on October
Oth continued until October 10th.
Preliminary papers were filed in the
county elerk'a office yesterday in the fol
lowing new cases:
Divorce proceedings have been com
menced by Mrs. Mary Escalier vs. Louis
Escalier, Mrs. Nellie J. West vs. frank
J. West, Mrs. Mary Wadeworth vs.
Marehman Wadeworth, C. J. Hubbs vs.
Mrs. Emma J. Hubbs.
H. Hart vs. Thomas Menzies, jr., et
n1 _ ; foraelrtKiirn gijifr- for $100.
DuttVa pure Malt at Woollacott's.