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Unprecedented Record in
Conservative Estimate of This
A (ireat Scarcity of Desirable Nur
Names of the Principal Growers and the
Number of Trees Each Has
Tlie steady material progress being
made in Southern California is apparent
places, but perhaps nowhere
more than in the Pomona valley, from
San Dimas to Ontario, a district seven
or eight miles in length and three to
four miles in width. The following let
ter gives nuich information that is of
interest about this section:
In company with ex-Road Overseer
Wm. Wildman, during tlie past week, as
correspondent of the Hbbald I visited
every nurseryman in the district named,
my object being principally to ascertain
the actual number of acres of new or
chard being set this spring, especially to
orange trees. In beginning tlie work I
was at pains to get estimates from sev
eral parties said to be best informed ;
and though the highest ones were
thought high even by parties familiar
with the valley, the facts show that they
were nearest the truth.
Among the parties applied to for esti
mates were Mr. A. B. Caldwell, who has
traveled the valley thoroughly for Strong
& Co., and Captain J. A. Drifflll, their
agent, the estimate of the former being
150,000 oranges, that of the latter 180.
--000. Here are the actual figures ob
tained from the books of the nursery
men, they being cautioned in every case
where they were unable to give the fig
ures exactly, to keep inside the probable
facts rather than exceed them, and in
some cases I afterward reduced the fig
ures still further, in order to be on the
safe side beyond the possibility of a
doubt. After all these allowances for
safety the figures as gathered Stand:
W. R.Strong & Co 50,000
Guliek Bros 40.0(H)
M. W. Burnett 8,000
A. R. Meaerve, sold 7.500
A. R. Meserve, set out ■ 1,800
C. E. White 4,000
J. E. Packard, set 10,000
J. A. Packard, set 3.500
Walker of Los Angeles, shipped in. 8,000
Brought in from Azusa, say 5,000
Tait &• Johnson, set 1.000
E. T. Palmer 2.000
O. F. Gitiin •-'.OOO
Fred J.Smith 1,000
M. M. Dewey 000
Robert Cathcaxt, setting 1.200
Or 1,591 acres set this season to
oranges, reckoning 108 trees to the acre,
fully 1,500 acres of it being to the Wash
ington navel variety.
These figures do not include three
things—the stock sold by Pomona valley
dealers to go out of the valley ; the stock
shipped in, except so far as specified
(Walker, Azusa and White, the latter
stock coming from Hermosa), and some
stock grown and set by private parties
and not reached by the information ob
tained. As a matter of fact, easily one
resident in every ten in and around Po
mona, outside the few blocks comprising
the business center, is more or less in
the home propagation of orange
trees. Beckoning 100 trees to the
acre (it is 108 exact), the number
of acres known to be now being
put into orange orchards alone, in
the Pomona valley, is 1,591, and the
season is but half over. That there will
be as much more set is not true, how
ever, for one reason, if no other —the
trees cannot be had anywhere. The
home stock is practically exhausted—
trees are being set now which are so j
small they would not have been con
sidered a month ago. Mr. O. M. Morris
is authority for the statement that there !
are not 1,000 first-class orange and lemo" j
trees to be had in San Bernardino county '
and the Florida stock is well iiu/fi ex
hausted. One nursery firm at Fomona
has orders for 25,000 trees which it can
not fill, a state of tlnngs due principally
to the unlooked for destruction of its
Florida stock by frost.
Among tiros* who are setting orange
orchards in Pomona and vicinity are
Seth Riclijd-ds, of San Francisco, who
has 180 acres set last year and is putting
out 120 *iore this season, the 180 acres
ahead/- being the largest orange orchard
in California, if not the worln; Gilson
Br<*., 14 acres; G. A. Steffa, 20; W. H.
i>uvis, 10; J. E. Packard, 100; J. A.
Packard, 35; G. A. Lorbeer, of the
Progress, 10; L. Brosseau, 10; J. Beck
ett 40; William O'Connor, 25; C. E.
White, 40; F. P. Firey, 20; — Wright,
Pomona people who have set oranges
have one thing, if no more, to be thank
ful for—the price of orange trees has
been way down. The low price was due
to the action of W. R. Strong & Co., who
at the beginning of the season put the
price down from $1 and $1.50, to 40, 50
and 60 cents per tree. Had it not been
for this public-spirited as wen as tar
sighted business action, tlie price would
undoubtedly have remained at the old
figures, and thousands of dollars been
taken out of the county or put into few
hands, which now remain in the hands
of producers for tlie making of improve
ments, and besides that the higher price
would have greatly restricted nnprove
ment. , , _
There is among the people at I omona
a feeling of confidence and determination
and almost every one is looking forward
to the setting next year of a larger acre
age to orchard than this year. Some
idea of this belief, and of the preparation
lieing made for it, may be gathered
from the following partial statement of
seedling trees disposed of this year, not
any of them for orchard setting, but
simply for further propagation in rows.
The list, it should be understood, is not
complete, the gathering of it not having
been part of the original purpose. Sold :
Solomon Gates. 125,000; Smith Bros.
<Sc Hibbard, 400,000; J. S. Calkins,
50 000; Chas. Bailey, 75,000; Robert
Cathcart, 15,000; total, 065,000. Add to
this at least as many more or little box
seedlings, and the total is something
immense, and still inside the most con
servative truth. Smith Bros. & Hibbard
are preparing to plant next year 200
acres at San Bernardino into orchard,
on shares. The number of lemons set
in orchard this year will be about
Of deciduous fruits four of the nursery
men liave sold this year lor orchard set
ting: Figs, 11,250; prunes, 11,000;
peaches, 3,000; besides 4,000 walnut
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1890.
I trees, 500 guavas, and 100 loquats sold
by J. 8. Calkins. S. (rates also sold
; 15,000 strawberry guavas for transplant
i ing, and.l. D. Camp 10,000Wltambtaek-
I berry cuttings, for which the demand
I exceeded the supply.
There is promise that olives will be
in time one of the most prominent
crops, the main ones being oranges,
prunes, olives, lemons and tigs, tlie
I peach and apricot being given a rather
hack seat because they are more perish
able and require more trouble to care for
them. The partial gathering of figures
; made regarding olives, while looking
after the orange setting, shows 9,200 set
this year. Mr. ('. l>. Loop, who is so
well 'known and loved by Pomona
people, Mr. S. Gates and Mr.
|J. S. Calkins are paying special
attention to the propagating of the
I olive, each having a large number of
! varieties. Mr. hoop has made prepare
| tions to propagate the white olive,
| which is so choice as to sell in Europe
at twenty cents lor each olive. Mr.
Calkins lias 175,000 olives coming on,
and 8. Gates 100,000. including 25.000 of
all the French, Spanish and Italian
Not only is there great preparation for
fruit raising in the Pomona valley, but
the taking of the entire management of
the canning factory by Cook
& Langley ensures the taking
care of all the fruit that may
he offered it, and Pomona people
hope at fair prices. The story about
the "contracts" now held by the factory
have. Superintendent Pttssmore says,
lieen exaggerated, in one case very much
so; but it is a fact'the factory is under
obligation to a Chicago firm to furnish
800,000 cans this canning season—not
l'.s(lo.OtHi. as was reported in an Eastern
The shipment of oranges from the
valley this season I found from exam
ination of the station agents' book, has
been 21! cars, including odd boxes, the
regular number to a car being 300, mak
ing 0,000 boxes. Also two carloads from
There is little sale for lots in Pomona,
but in less than half an hour, from his
books and from other recollection, Mr.
E. P. Shaw, of Shaw & Palmer, gave me
the details (number of acres, names of
parties and value), of sales of acre prop
erty made since November Ist, 1889,
four and one-half months, aggregating
287 acres, valued at $86,600, leaving out
$10,001) worth of property where the
acreage was not known to him (Packard
property), and a 24-acre deal practically,
but not legally, consummated, and all
that within a radius of three miles
alßiut Pomona —all Pomona property.
Among the sales were ten acres
to Mr. Cooley, of New . York,
at $7,000; five acres and house,
Holzinger to I). L. Davenport,
$0,000; ten acres, unimproved. Kelly to
Holzinger, $5,000; seven acres and little
house. $7,000 ; and a 17-acre prune or
chard by Col. Rhover for 115,000. Fifty
eight of the 287 acres, and the 24-acre
deal, went to one man. And the best
thing about Pomona's prosperity is that
the water supply is practically inex
haustible. F. I). Cook.
A New School for I.os Angeles.
It is now definitely announced that
Mrs. George A. Caswell, for two years
the head of the School for Young Ladies
at Pasadena, and her assistant. Miss
Myra F. Btrout, have taken the Marl
borough hotel, on Twenty-third street,
for a series of years, and will open a
finishing school for young ladies this
fall, fitting pupils for all collages to
which women are admitted.
Mrs. Caswell was for seven years in
the high school at Portland, Me., and
later founded a large family anil day
school for girls in that city. She came
to this coast endorsed by Speaker Reed,
Senator Frye, Governor Burleigh, Bishop
Neeley and others, while her success at
Pasadena is well known to all our citi
zens who are interested in such a school
as is promised us.
Miss Strout has hud a large experience
as a teacher here and in South America,
and comes from cue of the best known
educational institutions in Massachu
setts. Theselndies, it would seem, have
the experience, the means and the ad
ministrative ability to make "The Marl
borough" a conspicuous success.
The lily is as white as snow .
The rose is as the crimson red;
But neither can surpass in glow
The color of the brightness shed
By the sweet lips and teeth allied
That SOZODONT has purified.
A representative of the HERALD yesterday
Witnessed an interesting coal oil test at tlie
offloe of Morris & Jones, 514 S. Main street. It
is a pity that the users of coal oil throughout
the city could not all have seen this practical
test, which shows the difference between a first
class oil and the oil; generally sold by dealers,
To Ws brief, about] a pint ol Morris & Jones's
''Tester" oil was placed over a lamp and heated
untilla temperature Of 150 degrees was reached,
as shown by a thermometer placed in the oil.
Repeated efforts to cause the oil to flash, by
applying ajlighted taper, failed, until this tem
perature was reached. Whenfit is remembered
thatfthe best of the common oils sold in this
market will flash at 100 degrees, as shown by
repeated tests, the safety and eeonomyjof the
Tester oil will be apparent to all.
Carload Wall Paper Just In.
7c. a roll, at BAI'ERS'S. 237 South Spring st.
We'll Suppose a Case.
You are nervous and dyspeptic, your appetite
flags, your slumber is broken or disturbed by
uneasy dreams, or you court the sleepy god iii
vain. What shall you do? Try an alcoholic
excitant to stimnlsl 1 appetite, deaden the
nerves at bed time with a narcotic? Neither of
these. Try Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. It will,
believe us. be more than a trial. You will
continue to use this justly renowned nerve ill -
vigorant and stomachic, it is In the exigency
supposed just what is wanted. It is a healthful
stimulus to appetite and digestion, does not
excite, but quiets the brain and nerves, is an
excellent diuretic and a speedy reformer of 11
disordered condition oi the liver and bowels. It
counteracts a tendency to rheumatism, nullities
the prostrating effects of overwork.mitigates the
infirmities of age, and hastens convalescence.
Persons exposed to rough weather should use it
as a preventive, as should also tired students and
Fine, stylish, polished oak cart, made by R. M.
Bingham & Co., Rome. N. V.; front and back
scat, carrying two to four light persons; height
of wheel, 42 inches; height of body from floor,
30 inches; length of shuft front of bar, ti feet
2 inches; for small horse, 111 to 15 hands high;
has been slightly used; is offered at a bargain.
Hawley. Kino & Co.,
Los Angeles and Requena streets.
Call at Once.
This is the time and the only time that shoes
will be sold at the. prices that they are now
lieing sold at. We intend to close out the entire
stock, and low prices will make them]; go
quickly. Call and see us.
Meyer, Lewis & Co..
201 North Spring street.
Our Home Brew.
Philadelphia Lager, fresh from tne brewery,
on draught in all the principal saloons, de
livered promptly ln bottles or kegs. Office
and Brewery, 2118 Aliso street. Telephone 91.
" R. B. Young, architect, has removed from
California Bank building to rooms 47, 48 and
49, new Wilson block. First and Spriug streets.
Paints, Oils and Glass.
Corner Second and Main. P. H.Mathews.
California Roller Floor.
The best, at Seymour <£ Johnson Co.'s.
Buggy robes and blankets at Foy's harness
shop, 217 Los Augeles street.
Newton, fit. May 23,1888.
From 1863 to 1885—about 22 years—l suffered
with rheumatism of the hip. I was cured by
the use of St. Jacobs Oil. T. C. DODD.
At Druggists and Dealers.
TNE CHARLES A. VOGELER CO.. Bsltimort. IM.
BEATS the World. It is the Best
The BEST for Men's Boots
M " " Children's M
SOFTENS and PRESERVES the Leather
Once a week for boot* and one* a month for
trot■K7i*3 it ample for perfect reiutt*. It makes the
handsomest and most durable polir.h yon ever saw.
You don't have to groan and sweat with a black
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grandfather worked hard is no reason you should
not spare yourself this worse than useless labor. (
Sold by Grocers, Druggists, and Shoe Dealers.
WOLFF & RANDOLPH. Philadelphia.
Buy your Hardware. Tinware, Cook, Oil, Gas
and Gasoline Stoves, and get your Plumbing
ami Gastttting done by
CHAPMAN & PAUL,
Nos. 12 and 14 Commercial Street and
314 South Spring Street.
TELEPHONE NO. 422. BRANCH 418.
200 > m
as 0,1 gr: WEE^Ym
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W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE GENTLEMEN.
'Fine Calf, Heay Laced Grain and Creed
Best In tho world. Examine his
itt.OO GENUINE HAND-SEWED NHOK
4.00 HAND-SEWED WELT SHOE.
3.50 POLICE AND FARMERS' SHOE.
2.50 EXTRA VALUE CALF SHOE.
2.38 4 S3 WORKINGMEN'S SHOES.
2.00 and 51.75 BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES.
All made ln Congress, Button and Lace.
$3&52 SHOES l/M..
•1.78 SHOE FOB MISSES.
Best Material. Best Style. Best Fitting.
W. L. Douglas. Brockton, Mass. Sold ry
Boot # Shoe House,
Sole Agents for Los Angeles.
fel-suj 129 WEST FIRST ST.
Baker Iron Works
542-04 RUENA VISTA STREET.
LOB ANQELES, CAL.,
Adjoining the Southern Pacific Grounds. Tel c
phone 124. d 22
5 Cents Each
in lots of 50 or more. Choice selected varieties. .Many new kinds. This extremely low price will enable everybody to have an
abundance of these beautiful flowers, and to compete for the big prizes that are to be offered by the Floral Society of Los Angeles
at its exhibition next fall. Remit by cheek or post-office order. No charge for packing or delivering at our express 'office
THE RAYMOND FLOWER AND SEED STORE
C. H. HO VET, Managrcr, *
(Formerly proprietor of the celebrated Hovey Nurseries, Cambridge, Mass., and the Hovey Seed Store, Boston.)
Columbia St., near The Raymond Hotel, EAST PASADENA, CAL.
fey Se>- * ■ our - Chrysanthemum Circular." ■■--liic J gives Cull particulars. Visitors welcome. Take train to Raymond.
THE RAYMOND, EAST PASADENA.
Among the Orange Groves of the Beautiful San Gabriel Valley, (Duru ,gVV„„^
BIGHT MILKS FROM LOS ANGELES. House, White Mountains, N. H.)
Il" you cannot go out to the Raymond and spend a day. a week, a month, or the whole season, then go out and spend a few hours. It is well
worth your while to see the magnificent view from its piassas; and that view alone will well repay you, although there are many other interesting
features—especially the grand display of flowers in the hotel grounds, which are now under the charge of Mr. C. H. Hovey, the celebrated land
scape gardener, formerly of Hovey Nurseries. Cambridge. Mass. Tourists visiting Los Angeles should make a trip to The Raymond, even if their
stay their must be necessarily brief. Their are frequent trains between Los Angeles and The Raymond by several lines of railroad. The orchestra
consists of four soloists, who render the choicest of music twice each day.
A very complete livery is connected with the hotel, and it is an excellent starting point for a drive through the Sun Gabriel Valley, in which
are situated the san Gabriel Mission Church, Rose's Winery, Lucky Baldwin's Stock Farm, the sierra Mudre Villa, and many other places of
interest. Full particulars regarding board and other matters can be obtained by addressing
C. H. MERRILL, MANAGER OF THE RAYMOND,
dUH-lm BAST PASADENA, CALIFORNIA.
This Delightful Hotel is now open, and Tourists should not fail to give it a trial. Situated on the bluff overlooking the
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