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FARMING BY ELECTRICITY IS THE NEWEST PHASE OF CALIFORNIA LIFE!
COUNTRY TO CITY
Power From Mountains Gives
Residents AH Facilities
Rich Lands Are Taken Up by
Families Who Want Good
Places to Live
All over this state there are develop
ments going on In electric railway
building. This is made possible by the
water power companies which furnish
the power created by the mountain
Streams. Transportation is thus fur
nished, both for the. farmer and his )
i .-rated by the tallow candle age: now
replaced by the tungsten lanip. Once
a -week the farmer bumped his way to
town over a rough and rocky road, a
long tiresome journey, wearying to
the m«n and horse. Now Mrs. Farmer
takes the passing electric train at 9
o'clock, reaches the city by 10. does her
trading, and is home before noon. The
I are at work on the farm.
The children attend high school or
business college in the City. The fam
ily takes a run in the evening to the
theater or lecture. While the electric
train, swift, comfortable, and inex
pensive, furnishes these conveniences
and advantages that is not its only
service. The can of cream, produced
by the electric separator at home, is
placed on the station platform, where
it is picked up by the-evening train
on the way to the city.
Fresh fruits and vegetables intended
for the early morning market are
shipped in the same way. saving val
uable time and long trips by wagon,
reaching the market in the night ready
for the buyer, fresh and in good eondi-
Nowadays every farmer has his tele
phone and is in touch with all the
world. The old oaken bucket has given
wav to the electric pump. Even the
cows are milked by an electric machine.
The horses arc clipped, the wood
chopped, the sewing machine and the
iron all are run by electricity. The
morning p&<per. thrown into the yard
by the rural free delivery man. tells
the farmer the market prices for his
The farmer is no longer the. rube, nor
even a "poor, benighted '< athen" —he is
up to date and knows how to get the
best prices for his crops, the best edu
cation and entertainment for his
dren and altogether the best out of
Ufa. Such Is the life of the farmer in
this wonderfully rich state of Callfor-
Probahly no where in California is
this word "picture" more truly to be.
found in reality than 1n that particular
section of the great Sacramento valley
along the Cosumnes river, on the elec
tric railway Of th* Central California
Traction company between Sacramento
The kodak pictures illustrating this
article are a true demonstration of the
• onditions of today in that favor <
tion. Note the electric train with its
third rail. It is from this third rail
that the electric power for the farmers'
UN is taken. Along the line you will
see transforming stations for that pur-
Note the commodious and very at
•■ c farmhouse with Its magnifi
cent setting under the century old oak
wid any one wish for a more
delightful homesite? Note the orange
with its golden crop, the richest
of harvests. This land is adapted to
orange growing and enjoys the cli
mate to develop the fruit early to reach
the market when prices are highest.
Note the alfalfa picture Here seven
crops a year yield a splendid income,
ally when fed to livestock on the
the benefit of farmers the Cen
tral California Traction company
maintains a demonstration farm. The
handsome bungalow set between its
double guard of great oaks, which, by
the way, are an irrefutable proof of
tbe depth and richness of the soil: the
garage, which is also the pumphouse;
the gardens and orchards, where every
vegetable and fr,jit arc growing: all
• lessons and very helpful to
the fanner, be he experienced or other-
Below is the picture of a young
prune tree of 12 months' growth, an
unanswerable argument to prove
bneM of the soil and the suit
ability of the climate for these pur-
"f the most ppwerful financial
lader >ew aiaaaceraeat
A. A. LYNCH, Prop.
We Have Secumi Control of
400 Acres of General
\«r*ir<i I SJ*U from Opiumus. in the north
pus-tfrn parr of s»n Joaquin eoufity. Soil Is a
SILTY SANDY LOAM, well adapted to the
jrwth of OfiAIN. FKVIT ost ALFALFA.
Tliere M-f 2."h> •ere* of bottom land, and all
but 30 aeren in pasture ..n.-red with trees
can bo cultivated.
PRICE 990.00 PER ACRE
WILLIAMSON REALTY CO.
17 So. San Joaquin St.
SCENES ALONG THE LINE OF THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TRACTION LINE, WHICH SHOW THE PRODUCTIVENESS OF THE SOIL AND OPPORTUN
ITIES FOR BEAUTIFUL HOMES.
coteries in the west is that headed by j
the Fleishhacker brothers, Who have
demonstrated tlieir wisdom and for- -
Sight liy inventing in water power en- j
terprises in several western dates.
With the water power they produce!
electric power. But they must have a|
market for that. Hence, they organised
the Central California Traction com-j
j pany and built and thoroughly equipped \
i the line between Sacramento and j
The power to run the trains gives!
an outlet for some of their product.'
They put in transformers alon« the |
line and sell electric energy to the J
for domestic purposes.
But, with the railroad running, they
must have passengers and freight !
These must he obtained by encouraging |
early settlements on the land. To tu
complieh this these genilemen and their j
coterie of capitalists purchased 17,000
acres of this fine land and chose Messrs. I
Stine & Kendrick of San Francisco Ml
their selling agents, instructions were j
given to build roads and make other ;
improvements and to sell the land at ;
cost, plus the I••• Hing.
More than 10,000 acres have been ■
sold in less than a year. Buyers will
rapidly profit, because such land can
not be purchased anywhere else In
California at railroad prices, These
lands are said to be the most fertile
in California and capable, tinder Irriga
tion, according to a statement by the
state gardener, of growing; any and all
of the fruits and farm crops produced
in California. There is an ahundam I
of water under the lands, which is said
to be inexhaustible and the cheapest to]
be obtained anywhere In the state.
Everybody knows that the California
summers "are consistently warm; that ,
the days are hot and evenings cool, but
In the Sacramento valley the nights
are also warm. This would be called
the growing feature of the climate, but
there is a certain belt lying between
Sacramento and StOC tton which re
ceives the trade winds Mat sweep over
the bey of San Francisco, making the j
evenings and afternoons cool, amjtcbe- i
cause of this the climate enjoyelx by j
those who live on the lands of the I
Central California Traction company is'
Sunday, Nov. 17th ™ *
to our railroad land Suburban to Sacramento
Round trip by boat leaving Saturday evening, $2.00, including berth.
Round trip by train leaving Sunday morning, $2.50 (returning same evening).
The Land Tickets Free Lot
—oak Covered—plenty of water — Yoif must Set your ticket at this I!f VlflLTOlf
oranfj* and fruit land—last of the office—the number to go Is limited— With each pu<ehaM."Of 2* acres a
aftiaT'the *** »»<*" ««ay-come early-10.000 J"«» (50xUO> will be given,
railroad— traina a day- arrP , have been sold—choose your lltort wm be the business center
pood climate—food markets— se« it eoia—cnoose >our of a fine fa rmin* district. Get your
Sunday. } suburban home Sunday. ] 0 t Sunday.
Qf||VA STI\E * KR-IDIIKKi ~""
Wl»&la%S \Owr Ivli rif-afie -'•ncl me blrdseye view of Sacramento
23 Montgomery St., San Francisco SS£d !^»r mp, * te lnformation ftbout your
«f*i:: Siontftmticry S*. •
50:: X St., Sacramento.
fMiun Realty Co.. 402 -"frteirta St., Oakland.
J. M. Perkln*, l«©i Telegraph at, Oakland.
Office open tonight until 8 o'clock. c'l'l'-is-ij
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
ot oniy periection rrom the point or j
Jew of the grower, but delightful fori
living as well. Therefore thia feature
"kdds very materially to the value of
these lands from the residence point
The water supply Is obtained from a
stratum of gravel, underlying all these
lands at various distances from the
surface, but the *mtire stratum forms a
sheet of water, as it were, extending
from the Sierra Nevada mountains all
the way down the foothills and
throughout this plain to the river it
These waters arc pure and drinkable
because they are melted snow, They
Rre Inexhaustible because of the same
reason. They arc pumped by each
farmer, who is thus the master of his
ona destiny, being able to obtain as
much or as little water as he wishes
When he wishes it.
The farmer is under no obligation to
use less water than he requires at any
time in order to conserve the supply
for the benefit of his neighbors, as is
sometimes the case when the water
supply is obtained from irrigating
ditches. The owners of these lands
are so positive that every farmer will
obtain all the water he wants, that
they guarantee to refund the purchase
price of the land in the event that
the water supply he not found.
Some of the wells find their supply
at a'depth of 16 feet, while others have
\o go twice or three times that far.
This Is due to the rolling nature of
the' land and the fact that the gravel
stratum is apparently 4ald lri waves,
sometimes coming nearer the surface
than at other times.
In all the history of land sales in
California there have been none that
anywhere approaches the success of
Stine & Kendrick in marketing these
Central lands, be
cause they have sold more than 1,000
acres a month for the last 10 months,
and all In small farms, most of them
to actual settlers, who are going on the
land, building their homes, putting 1
down their wells, planting orchards,
gardens and alfalfa patches for the
maintenance of their live stock and
laying the foundations for prosperity.
pwrnßUY HERE ■in i|
I THE PATHWAY OF STOCKTON'S BEST GROWTH I
1 Lots 50x150—5200 to $250 I
fl EASY TERMS fl
■ NO INTEREST NO TAXES ||
I HIGH, DRY AND CLOSE IK I
I ONLY SEVEN MINUTES FROM THE COURTHOUSE 1
H The price of these lots is so low that with the natural 1|
9 growth of Stockton*values will be doubled g||
B and quadrupled in a few years j||
fl ■ - i Come In today and get more Infor- «§§
98 CLIP THIS roi'POV mation. Or fill out coupon and W&
fl MOREY & TURNER mal] - Wt wiU lend you full »*■*"* 31
fl SIS E. Weber Ay. tlculars. But come if possible. gg
Wm Stockton, Cal. f£f
fl full information about 0 fIMFD I
■ $g. ,«. .„ »r. *«, |VIUntY a I UKIuK S
fl j ilimf 810-12-14 Call Bl.lc. San Francisco I
HJ |4ddr»ss Stockton Office, 3t» K»»t Weber Ay. 1»?
H 1 " 1 T. C. BUTLER, Manager |g
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RIPON, THE GATEWAY];
ON DIRECT LINES OF TRANSPORTATION FROM THE
SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN IRRIGATION DISTRICT
As South San Joaquin Irrigation District develops Ripon must
become center of "intensely cultivated region. Soil richest and deep
est. Water in abundance. "The Land Owns the Water."
COME NOW of write for information to
Board of Trade, Ripon, California |
GREAT DEMAND FOR
The Parkside Realty company re-]
ports a continued increase in demand i
for their fully improved residence lots. \
Over 85 per cent of all lots placed on
the market at Parkside and F.dgewood
Park addition to Parkside have been
sold. Values throughout this district
have been increasirrg rapidly since the
development work was commenced by
the Parkside Realty company. This la
particularly true of lots on and near
the Twentieth avenue and T street car
line, constructed through this district
for the accommodation of the residents
of Parkside and vicinity.
Sixty-five new homes were con
structed in Parkside during the last
summer, ranging In cost from $3,000 to
each. In speaking of the de
mand for homes, L.. V. Riddle, man
ager of the Parkside Home Building
company, states that they have appli
cations for homes in advance that will
keep them busy all of next year.
Sales reported for.the last week by
the Parkside Realty company are as
W. J. Dunn purchased lot In th* east line of
Twentieth aWJitte, 233 feet south of Taraval
street. 33:4x120; also lot in the west line of
Twenty-second avenue, 130 feet south of Taraval
Raniona A. Pnrrucker. lot In west line of
Twentieth avenue, 166 feet south ot Taraval
F. V. Kushton and T. W. Wyllie. lot in west
line of Twentieth avenue, 200 feet south of Tara
tol street, 33:4x120.
C. M. Stewart, lot In east line of Twenty-third
avenue. 66 feet South of Ulloa street, :ioxl2o.
M. T. T*boy. lot in west lino of Thirty-fifth
avenue, 142:5 feet south of Santiago street, 32:2 x
Mr«. 1.. K. Loonocker. lot in west lino of
Twentieth avenue, 206 feet north of Vincent
street, 33:4x120. , c
M. Campbell, lot in west line of Twentieth
avenue, 33:7 north of Vincent street, 33:4x120.
To &ame purchaser, let In west line of Twenty- ]
second avenue, 90 feet south of Vincent street, j
To Parkside Home Building company, lot in
east line of Twenty-first avenue, 33: i feet north]
of Vincent street. 33:4x120.
HOTEL BUILDING NEAR
SIXTH STREET LEASED
G. H. Umbsen & Co. have leased the
three story brick building .on the south
line of Minna street, 125 feet east of
Sixth street, to Mrs. C. M. Fraser, for
a period of five years, at the total
rental of $21,000. This hotel consists
of S5 rooms, a spacious lobby and read
ing room on. the ground floor. While
the demand for rooming houses in the
neighborhood of Sixth and Mission
streets Is increasing daily, the leasing
departments Of real estate firms com
plain of being unable to persuade own
ers of unimproved property to build.
Tbe Call In now an absolutely in
dependent newspaper. Try it out
GOING TO MADERA
Southern County Is Having
Phenomena! Growth in the
Vicinity of Fairmead
FATRMEAD, Nov. 15.—There never
was known in the history of Madera
county such a demand for good farm
land as now. More land was sold in
Fairmead colony during October than
in any other month since the opening.
New settlers are moving ; n every few
days. A town water works is now
being installed which will supply
ample water for a town of 2.1W people.
Extensive preparations are under
way for Immediate development in this
section. A thousand acres or more in
the Fairmead district will be sown to
alfalfa in the next few months. The
demand for alfalfa and alfalfa products
is far in excess of the available supply.
Before a farmer invents his money
In land he has to figure what profits
he can reasonably expect from his land
and what crops will be the most profit
able. The largest returns to the farmer
are obtained throtrgh alfalfa products,
namely, hogs and dairy products. A
carload of butter is worth $7,000 In
markets within a short distance of
where It is produced. It would take 10
carloads of raisins to measure up tA
this valuation and you have to sendT
them to the four corners of the earth
to realize from them.
"W. R. Gerard, who bought 160 acres
in Fairmead colony, has let the contract
to have 100 acres checked to alfalfa.
Six teams will be put to work Monday
next. A pumping plant Mil be installed
and alfalfa will be sown as soon as
the ground Is prepared. Gerard is hav
ing a large barn ouilt on his ranch.
He hopes to make a model farm of his
Stockton and Sacramento
116 Trains Dally
8 Each Way
Stockton and Lodi
32 Trains Dally
16 Each Way
I ON .EVERY TRAIN
Depots In the Business
rt^ Center of These Cities.
|3 Central F=
■JM 1.11131 f, ... . Trjffto Manager
I es <^ m California I »*■
I Traction Co.
pure peat land, situate on
10 miles from Stockton;
finely drained and irri
gated; with a tenant wait
ing to rent it at 12%. This
property can be purchased
648 E. MAIN STREET,
fAIRHEAD FARMS |
| 14,000 Fertile Acres in the i
I On main line o£ Southern j
[ Pacific Railroad; plenty of j
\ water for irrigation NOW \
and all the time. Call or 1
f write for full particulars.
I CO-OPERATIVE UNO AND j
; 595 MARKET STREET \
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
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f ceptional investments in San *
[ Joaquin County lands at j
| owners' ground floor prices, j
| Best of references.
[ Onllahao-Littlehale Co. I
I REAL ESTATE
j. nepro*cwt»ng Miw Weber, heir to I
I tbe efltate of tbe founder of I
j> Stockton nod other extensive «
| l>r«.verty Interest*. ]
[ 323 East Weber Avenu«