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Some Telling Figures on
Frdit Culture.
What Our Soil Will Yield With
a Little Tickling.
Well Authenticated Statements From
Aetna! Results Taken From the Experi
ences of Well-Ko awn Farmers and
Frnlt Growers Showing Grat
ifying: Results
The following statement of the actual
experience of Southern California fruit
growers and farmers will perhaps more
nearly satisfy the would-be settler's de
sire for accurate information than any
other printed matter which could be
supplied him. Duriug the fall of 1890
and the winter of 1891, a large number
of blanks were sent out from the office
of the chamber of commerce in Los An
geles to the farmers of the surrounding
section, to be filled in with statements
of the quantity produced per acre and
tho profits obtained by the sale of the
G. P. Yoakum, Vernon—7 acres, pro
duced 1000 boxes; sold for $1000; cost of
production, $140; net profit, $860. Trees
7 years old. Soil, sandy loam j irrigated.
F. Q Story, Alhambra—2s acres; pro
duct sold for $13,500; coat of production,
$3200; net profit, $10,300. Trees 6 years
old. Soil, light loam; irrigated. In 1883
land was a barren waste.
George E. Prentias, Downey—lo acres
navels; product sold for $4350; other
fruits paid expenses. Soil, sandy loam.
J. A. Graves, Alhambra—B)6 acres
seedlings; sold crop on trees for $7,300;
■oil sandy loam; irrigated.
A. B. Chapman & Son, San Grabriel
—Oranges and lemons, 130 acres; pro
duced 28,000 boxes; safes, $30.000; cost
of cultivating; and irrigating $1,600; net
profit, $29,000. This orchard last season
was a loss to its owner on account of
being badly infested with scale, and
poorly managed.
E. j. Baldwin, Santa Anita —75 acres,
oranges; produced 80,000 boxes; sold for
$104,000; cost of cultivating and irrigat
ing, $1,105; net profit, $102,895. One
half orchard in old and one-half in young
Ed. Thatcher, Topa Topa Ranch,
Nordhoff, Ventura Co.—Reports yield
on 8 acres, $7,600. Trees 12 years old.
J. C. Whittington, Monrovia—Lem
ons, 2% acres, produced 200 boxes; sold
for $450; cost of production obout $60—
net profit, $390. Soil, sandy loam; irri
George Lightfoot, South Pasadena—
Lemons 2 acres; produced 500 boxes;
sold for $750; cost of prediction, $20;
net profit, $700. Soil, rich sandy loam;
not. irrigated. Trees 10 years old.
T. D. Leslie (1 mile from Pomona)—l
acre, produced 10 tons; sold for $250;
cost of production, $60; net profit, $100.
Soil, loose gravelly; irrigated; 1 inch to
10 acres. First crop.
George Lightfoot, South Pasadena—2
acres, produced 11 tons; sold for $260;
cost of production, $20; net profit, $240.
Soil, sandy loam ; not irrigated.
T. D. Smith, Azusa —1 acre produced
13,555 lbs.; sold for $169 44; cost of pro
duction, $25; net profit, $144.44. Soil,
sandy loam; irrigated once. Trees 5
years old.
W. G. Earle {2% miles from Azusa) —
0 acres, produced 16 tons; sold for $350;
cost of production, $25; net profit, $325.
Soil, sandy loam; not irrigated. Trees
3 years old.
"W. A. Spalding, Azusa— 335 trees,
produced 15,478 lbs.; sold for $647.43;
cost of production, $50; net profit,
$597.43. Soil, sandy loam.
Mrs. Winkler, Pomona—9o trees;
product sold for $381; cost of produc
tion, $28 40; net profit, $352.60. Soil,
sandy loam.
J. R. Cook, Long Beach—Bo trees,
produced 900 Iba.; sold for $126; cost of
production, $26; net pr. fit, $100. Soil,
sandy loam: not iriigated.
W. A. Spalding, Azusa—96 trees, pro
duced 10,378 lbs; sold for $242 22; cost
of production, $35: net profit, $207.22.
Soil, sandy loam.
F. D Smith, Azusa —1 2 5 acres, pro
duced 36,350 lbs ; sold for $363.60; cost
of production, $35; net profit, $318 50.
Soil, deep dark sandy loam: irrigated
once in sprint;. Trees 5 and 6 veara old.
James McOling, Vernon—4 trees, pro
duced 500 lbs.; sold for $12.50; trees 2
and 4 years old,
Ernest Dewey, Pomona—6 acres, prcV
duced 38 tons green; sold dried for
$3147; cost of production, $403; net
profit, $2734. Soil,sandy loam ; irrigated,
1 inch to 10 acres.
Bliss Bros., Duarte—B acres, produced
25 tons; cold for $1000; cost of produc
tion, $100; net profit, $900. Soil, gravel
ly loam; not irrigated. Trees 5 years
Samuel Eye, Covina—2 acres, 4-year
old trees, produced '&% tons; sold for
$150; cost of production, $20; net profit,
$130 Soil, sandy loam; not irrigated.
"£. D. Leslie, Pomona— V/ z acres, pro
duced 11 tons; sold for *358; cost of
production, $49; net profit, $309. Soil,
loose, gravelly ; irrigated. Orchard just
commenced bearing.
C. D. Ambrose, Pomona—l 2 acres,
produced 77 tons; sold for $60 per ton
on tiees, $3850; costof production, $160;
net profit, $3700. Soil, gravelly loam;
partially irrigated.
J.Latin, Alhambra —185 trees; pro
duct s dd for $1236.80; cost of produc
tion, $180; net profit, $1056.80. Soil,
Bandy loam; not irrigated. Trees are
betwden rows of orange trees. The
oranges on the same land paid $600
P. H Bullis, West Glendale—4 acres,
produced 48,310 lbs.; sold for $724 65;
cont of production, $150; net profit,
$674 65. Soil, sandy loam; not irri
J. 8. Stine, West Qlendale— Z% acres;
product Hold for $454: cost of produc
tion, $54; net profit, $400. Boil, sandy
loam; not irrigated.
A. S. Hollingsworth, Tropico—3oo
tree*, 6 years old; product 16 tons; sold
for $400; cost of production, $62; net
profit, $338. Soil, sandy loam; not ir
D. E. Long, Tropico-3 acres, 6-year
old trees; produced 13J* tons; sold for
$437; cost of production, $30; >*»
profit, $407. Soil, sandy loam; not ir
Andrew Snyder, Vernon —2 acres, 3
and 4-year old" trees; produced 12 tons;
sold for $480; cost of production. $80;
net profit, $400. Soil, sandy loam.
James McCling, Vernon—72 trees, 2
and 4 years old, produced 11,400 lbs.;
sold for $228. Soil, sandy loam.
D. E. Long, Tropico—2s trees, 6 years
old, produced 4000 lbs.: sold for $80;
cost of production. $16; net profit, $66.
R. Guirado, Los Nietos—s acres, pro
duced 30 tons: net profit, $600. Orange
trees in orchard paid expenses of culti
vating and picking.
L E. Collenridge, Compton—3 acres,
10-year-old trees, produced 50,000 tbs.;
sold 40,000 lbs. for $1200; cost of pro
duction, $200; net profit, $1000. Soil,
sandy loam; not irrigated.
Harvey Eartlett, Compton— acres,
produced 14,000 lbs.: sold for $420; cost
of production, $90; net profit, $360.
Soil, sandy loam ; not iriigated.
Robert Remy, Vernon—B acres; pro
duct sold for $500; cost of production,
$200; net profit, $300. Soli, sandy loam ;
not irrigated.
T. C. Spotswood Vernon—6oo trees,
produced 20 ton-:, sold for $600; cost of
production. J100; net profit, $500. Soil,
Bandy loa in; irrigated.
James Root, Rivera—lo trees, 6 years
old, product ! 250 lbs.; sold dried for
$60; cost of production, $10; net profit,
$50. Soil, sane y loam.
J. J. Lindgren, Glendale—2o trees, 6
years old; product sold for $100; cost of
production, $15; net profit, $85.
James Stewart, Downey—l acre 16
--year-old trees, 2 acres 5-year-old trees;
produced 20 torts; sold for $1000. "Would
have cold more had it not been that I
took a great deal of fruit-bearing wood
from my trees for propagating young
trees for tbe coming season, of which a
great many have already been spoken
W. G. Earle r i% miles from Azusa) —
Strawberries, 2)6 acres, produced 15,000
boxes ; cold for $750; cost of production,
$225; net profit, $525. Soil, sandy loam ;
irrigated. Shipped 3000 boxes to Ogden,
Utah, and 6000 boxes to Albuqueraue
and El Paso.
Benj. Norris, Pomona —Blackberries,
M acre, produced 2500 lbs.; sold for $100;
cost of production, $5; net profit, $95.
Soil, light, sandy; irrigated.
8. H. Eye, Covina—Raspberries, 5-9
of an acre, produced 1800 lbs.; sold for
$195; cost of production, $85; net profit,
$110. Soil, sandy loam, irrigated.
J. O. Houser, Covina —Blackberries,
' 4 acre, produced 648 lbs; sold for $71.28;
coat of production, $18; net profit,
$53.28. Soil, sandy loam; irrigated.
First year's crop. Strawberries, X
acre, produced 1367 lbs.; sold for $76 70;
cost of production, $22.75; net profit,
$53 95. Soil, sandy loam; irrigated.
First year bearing.
James rfcOling, Vernon—Blackberries,
'~ acre, produced 360 lbs.: sold for $25.
Soil, sandy loam. Vines 5 years old.
I. Gibbs, Vernon—Blackberries, 370
plants; product sold for $250; cost of
cultivating, $10; net profit, $240; sold
on bash. Soil, sandy loam.
E. H>-. Vernon— \% acres,
blackberries add strawberries, 1 year
old; product sold for $400; cost of pro
duction, $200; net profit, $200. Soil,
irrigated. Product this year estimated
at $1500.
O. Bullis. Compton— acres, pro
duces 300 sacks; sold for $3000; cost of
production, $500; net profit, $2500. Soil,
Ceat, not irrigated. This land has
een in potatoes three years, and will
be eown to cabbage, thus producing two
crops this year.
P. F. Cogswell, El Monte—2s acres,
produced 150 tons; sold for $3400; cost
of production, $450; net profit, $2950.
Soil, sediment; not irrigated.
M. Metcalf, El Monte—B acres, pro
duced 64 tons;' Sold for *900; cost of pro
duction, $50; net profit, $850. Soil,
sandy loam; not irrigated.
Jacob Venbh, {\% miles from Covina)
—3 acres, produced 400 sacks ; sold for
$405 88; cost of production, $5; net
profit, $400.88. Soil, sandy loam; irri
gated 1 acre'; two thirds of crop was
H. Hood, Downey—Sweet potatoes,
1 acre, produced 300 eacae; sold for
$300; cost of production. $;50 ; net profit,
$270. Soil; sandy foam; not irrigated.
C. C. Stub, Savannah, (1 mile from
depot)—lo acres, produced 1000 sackß;
sold for $2000; cost of production, $100;
net profit, $1900.' Soil, sandy loam ; not
irrigated. A grain crop was raised on
the same land this year.
John Smith, Florence—lso acres pro
duced 20.600 sacks; cold for $21,000; cost
of production, $7500; net profit, $13,500.
Soil, sandy loam; irrigated. Cost in
cludes $10 per acre rent of land. Two
crops produced.
William Bern hard, Monte Vista—lo
acres, produced 25 tons; sold for $750 ;
cost of production, $70; net profit, $680.
Soil, heavy loam; not irrigated. Vines
5 years old.
Dillon, Kennealy & McClnre. Burbank
CI mile from Roecoe station)—2oo acres,
produced 90,000 gallons wine; cost of
production, $5000; net profit, about
$30,000. Soil, sandy loam; not irri
gated; vineyard in very healthy condi
P. O'Connor {%% miles south of Dow
ney) —12 acre*, produced 100 tons; sold
for $1500; cost of production, $360;
net profit, $1140. Soil, sandy loam; not
irrigated. Vines planted in 1884, when
the land would not sell for $100 per
J. K. Banks i\% miles from Dow
nev)-40 acres, produced 250 tens; sold
for $3900; cost of production, $1300;
ne*. profit. $2600. Soil, sandy loam.
James McCliog, Vernon—7 acres, pro
duced 21 tons; cold for $630. Soil, Bandy
loam; not irrigated.
D. D. Johnston, Norwalk—l2 acres,
produced 42 tons; cold for $766; cost of
production, $100; net profit, $656. Soil,
sandy loam; not irrigated.
Julius Woock, Acton—4o swarms,
produced 5000 lbs.; sold foi $375.
A B Mellen, Acton—llo swarms, pro
duced 18,000 lbs. comb, 2500 lbs. ex
tracted ; sold for $2000; cost of produc
tion, $400; net profit, $1600.
William Bernhard, Monte Vista—2so
swarms, produced 38,000.
E. E. Bhattuck, Garvanza—soo
swarms; product of 150 swarms, 13,000
lbs.; sold for $650; cost of production,
$150; net profit, $500. During the sea
son tbe 150 swarms increased to 500.
H. Sarrasin, Rivera—4acres, first crop;
sold for $106 40; cost of production, $12;
net profit, $94.40. Soil, sandy loam ; not
D. E. Long, Tropico—l4 trees, 6 years
old; produced 835 lbs.; sold for $38.50,
cost of production, $6; net profit, $33.50.
Soil, sandy loam; not irrigated.
Robert Remy, West acres;
product sold for $850; cost of produc
tion, $100; net profit, $750; not irri
J. 11. Dunlap, Rancbito—3o acres, 5
and 7-year-old trees: produced 7000 ibs.;
sold for $660; cost of production, $76;
net profit. $485. Soil, sandy loam. Crop
of 1889, 1200 lbs.; crop of 1890, 7000lbs.;
estimate for 1891, 20,000 lbs.
H. L. Montgomery, Rivera—36 acres,
trees from 3 to 21 years old ; produced
72,000 lbs.; sold for $6480. Enough
small fruit raised to pay expense of cul
tivation. Soil, sandy "loam; not irri
O. P. Passons, Rivera—l7 acres, 10
--year-old trees; produced 40,000 lbs.;
sold for $3600; cost of production, $328;
net profit, $3272. Soil, sandy loam;
C. A. Coffman, of Rivera—2B acres.
Trees 6 and 7 years old; just coming
into bearing. Last year his receipts
were $64; this year receipts for 7000
lbs., $630. He raises between tbe rows
enough corn to pay all expenses and
leave a profit of $200. He estimates
that next year his walnuts will produca
15,000 lbs. He has about 2 acres in
oranges that will yield him 1000 boxes.
H. A. Draper, Vernondale—Peanuts,
4 acres; product Bold for $312; cost of
production, $105; net profit, $207. Soil,
sandy loam.
Geo. A. Getchell, Vernondale—Pea
nuts, 6 acres; product sold for $300;
cost of production, $75; ncl profit,
$225. Soil, sandy loam. Ciop planted
between fruit trees.
P. K. Wood, Clearwater—Peanuts, 3
acres, produced 5000 lbs.; cold for $250;
cost of production, $40; net profit, $210.
Soil, light aandy ; not irrigated; planted
too deep, and got about one-third crop.
Charles L. Wheeler, Evergreen school
district—s acres, produced 500 gals,
syrup; cost of production, $162; net
profit, $138. Soil, adobe; not irrigated.
Orange County Molasses company,
Buena Park—4o acres, produced 5700
gals.; Bold at 60 cents per gallon ; cost
of production, 25 cents per gallon; net
profit, 25 cents per gallon. Soil, part
dark, heavy, part sandy loam; not irri
The totrl output of cane molasses in
tins in Orange county last season was
25,000 gallons.
H. Reifsnyder, Fruit land— i acres;
product sold for $300; coat of production,
$50; net profit, $250.
W. Ruoff. Florence—4 acres, produced
30 tons; sold fors24o. Soil, sandy loam.
James Brierly, Eagle Rock—B acres,
produced 100 tone; sold for $720; cost of
production, $300; net profit, $420. Soil,
sandy loam. Vines still bearing and
will produce 10 tons more.
George K. Porter, San Fernando—looo
acres; produced 10,000 centals; sold for
$12,600; cost of production, $4000; net
profit, $8500. Soil, sandy loam; not
Porter Land and Water Co., San Fer
nando—3ooo acres, produced 30,000
centals; sold for $35,000; cost of pro
duction, $10,000; net profit, $25,000.
Soil, sandy loam, not irrigated.
J. Swall, Lancaster—iloo acres,
wheat; produced 4000 centals of grain
and 25 tons of bay ; sales, $5400; cost of
production and my work, $2400; net
profit, $3000. No irrigation.
F. A. Atwater and C. P. Eldridge;
Clearwater—l acre, produced 211 sack#;
sold for $211; cost of production, $100;
net profit, $111. Soil, Band; loam; no
irrigation. At present prices the onions
would have brought $633.
Chas. Lauber, Downey—l acre, pro
duced 113 sacks; sold for $642; cost of
production, $50; net profit, $592. No
attention paid to the cultivation of this
crop. Soil, sandy loam; not irrigated.
At present prices the same onions would
have brougt $803.
R. D. Dorr, Gardena—Alfalfa, IU
acres, producted 14 tons; sold for $84;
cost of production, $12; net profit, $72.
E. C. Brown, Pomona —Alfalfa, 2acres,
produced 13 tons; sold for $81; cost of
production, $12; net profit, $69. Boil,
heavy, sandy loam; not irrigated.
F. A. Atwater and E. P. Eldridge,
Clearwater—Barly hay, 15 acres; pro
duced 40 tons; 28 tons sold for $280;
cost of production, $80; net profit, $200.
Soil, <<andy loam.
Fred'k Conant, Compton—Alfalfa, 3
acres; produced 27 tons; sold for $150.
Soil, sandy loam, 00 feet deep; not irri
J. P. Fleming, Rivera —Alfalfa. 4 acres;
produced 24 tons; net profit, $240. Soil,
sandy loam, irrigated.
Omri Bullis, Compton—Alfalfa, 15
acres; produced 75 tonB; cost of produc
tion, $100 ; net profit, $750. Soil, Handy
loam; irrigated from well. Cut six times
a year.
Thrilling; Adventure of ay Miner.
John Clarkson tells an interesting
story of how he came near being de
voured by a large array of rats in the
Baker coal bank. It was his custom to
cook his meal in the coal bank at din
ner time. One day as he was sitting be
fore a fire boiling his meat he was star
tled to hear the noise made by running
rats. The odor of the cooking meat per- ■
meated tho bank, attracted the attention
of the rodents and they came tripping
along to the fire at a lively rate.
John says he thought the "old bob"
was after him. In a little while there
rnflst have been fully 500 rats gathered
about him and his heart was in his
month. He threw them a piece of the
meat, and while they fought for it he
stole away.—New Lisbon Patriot.
Set Upon by tho Gang.
One of the Italian exhibitors of per
forming birds lost a green parrakeet out
of his cage the other afternoon on Park
Btreet. The bird flew up into an elm
and chattered at the distracted Italian,
"Seenyore, aeenyore, climba ze tree," he
cried. But no one in the big crowd vol
unteered to "climba ze tree." It was
the English sparrow that finally settled
the business both for the parrakeet and
the Italian. A solitary English sparrow
spied the green bird, and set up a loud
"cheep." In three minutes' time fifty
sparrows were mobbing the parrakeet.
He took wing with the noisy pack in hot
pursuit.—Boston News.
A Happy Family.
A happy family dwells in an engine
house in Madison, Ind., and the antics
of the membess afford amusement to the
fixe company. The family is composed
of a coon, a cat, a pair of rabbits, two
white mice and a shepherd dog. They
occupy the same apartment, sport to
gether and eat from tbe tame vessel.—
Yankee Blade.
The Crops of the Past Two
Orange Shipments and Their
Comparative Fig-nres Showing a
Great Increase.
The Contributions From Each County
and Shipping; Point—Estimates
About the Coming
The Citrograph of a recent date pub
lishes tbe first complete statistics of th"
last orange crop. Scipio < 'ralg, the cdi
tor, has collected the figures personally,
and therefore they can be relied upon.
Mr. Craig baa spared no pains in this
work, and has done a splendid piece of
matter for both orchardists and dealers.
The article is as follows:
We are enabled this week to give our
readers the complete returns of the or
ange shipments from the six counties
that comprise South California, for tbe
past season. The figures have been
compiled with great care and may be
relied upon as being thoroughly accu
rate. It has been no small task to se
cure and collate the figures, since the
same shipments often appear in
statements by the agents of the two
competing transcontinental lines, but
we have the satisfaction of knowing that
the work has been thoroughly done,and
that the figures may be relied upon as
giving the actual product.
We have not been able to segregate
the lemon shipment, but the figures
given includge 20,904 boxes, which is
practically the yield of lemons in South
ern California; a total of 73 carloads:
Stations Los angiles county. Boxes
Alhambra >...... 25,643
Aurant 336
Azusa 11,0 >8
Brookhurst 5.138
Chapman's 21.971
Ciaremont 325
Dodsworth 13 887
Downey 11,049
Duane 37.X28
Fernando 704
Fulton Wells 2,399
Glendora 8,360
Inglewood 6,753
Ivy 328
LamandaPark 38,632
Loidsburg 4
Los Angeles 92,728
Los Nietos 1,512
Monrovia 11,990
Nade v Park 936
- orwalk 834
Pasadena 65,123
Pomoca 18,092
Nor.h Pomona 4,u65— 22,758
Puente - 8,100
Redondo 297
Rivera 24,540
San Gabriel 06,681
Lanta Anita 6 420
Santa Ke Brings 2,457
Savannah 25,1 7
Sepulveda 1,826
Slawson .• 2 502
South Pasadena 1,934
Spadra 975
Tropico 2.582
Uhiver.ity 160
Vernon 1,231
Vernondale 45,280
Wvat Glendale 32:1
Woittier 15<97
Winlhrop 49,183
Total 632,071
Cars, 2,212.
Colton 14,537
ktiwunda 20
North Cucamonga 1 682
Ontario 1,463—
North Ontario 2.179— 3 612
Rialto ........ 2
Rive side 266,192
Arlington 30,876
Casa Blanca 126,05*9
East Riverside 19— 43,168
Redlands 23,455
Drew 9.1
Nahant.. 4,3! 5
Mound City 3,752
Victoria 2— 3™ 475
San Bernardino (Highlands) 13 325
South Kivenide 3
Anaheim 39 3'o
Capisirano *633
Fu . liert ° n 3,27s
olive 14
orange 2 0,0u5
San Juan 7
Bau-a Ana A 2 997
Tuxtiu 211088
Total 147 ;jm
Cars,soC.. LmTjm
Camulos 1 187
Sa ta Paula. Io 0 8
veutura 3,260
Blsinnre g
Escondido i»
Falibrook „ ... '. 5
National City 3,960
Oceanside 5
Perris n,
Sorrento o.j.
Temtcula 7 i ,
vuu :.:::::::::::: •»
Santa Barbara HA7H
Cars, 23. % 0
T„ . , Boxe». Cars.
LosAngoles county 6 /.071 2212
San Bernardino e»unty 487,882 1708
••range county 147.332 516
Vent raconuiy 19,475 68
San Diego couuty 18,8hl 66
i-anta Barbara comity 6 476 23
lot*l* ... 1.312,099 4503
The following ii a summary of the
yield in Southern California for the sea
son of 1890. _ We compare only by coun
ties, as shipments have been made
from so many new stations that com
parisons cannot be made by stations:
. „ Boxes Cam.
ilan Bernardino county 4 <7.0 >o 1705
Los Angeles county 198,695 781
Oiange county 112.190 3C7
Ventura county 9 460 33
San Diego county 6,600 23
Totals 813,945 2,849
We append the table of shipments
from San Bernardino county for last sea
son :
stations. Boxes.
Colton 17.100
Cucamonga 900
Ontario. 8 ,4©»
Redlands 24,900
ttiveislile 423 4.00
San Bernardino 12,300
Total , , 487,000
Cart, 1705. '
It will be seen that Los Angeles county
has made a heavy gain, which is ac
counted for by the fact that during the
Boason of 1889 the orchards in that
county wire badly infected by the scale.
Good care and the vedaliacardinalu have
put tbe orange groves in good condition
> again. A similar cause accounts for the
i gain in Orange county. Many new
, orchards bave come into bearing in
I San Diego and Ventura counties, though
, in the shipments from the latter county
' are a large number of boxes of lemons,
' which were not included last year.
' Santa Barbara was not included last
' It will be seen that Riverside falls
nearly a carload short of last season's
crop, when it was expected the yield
would be largely increased. There were
shipped from Colton 2667 boxes less
than last year, while there is a consid
erable falling cff in the shipments from
Ontario. San Bernardino gains a little
(the shipments from there include
Highlands), and Redlands gains 3758
boxes, or a little more than 30 per cent.
Taken as a whole, the figure are satis
factory, and conclusively show that this
great industry is in a thriving condition.
the crop or 1889-90.
The orange crop of 1889-90 brought
nearly $2,000,000 into Southern Califor
nia. The shipments from the different
stations, as shown by the figures of the
Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroad
companies, were as follows:
Station. No. of boxes.
Alhambra 43,443
San abrlel 21,410
l-.-ml ua 43,712
Duurie 32 207
Pomona (both railroads) 30,5-2
LoaAngeiei 22,-26
Wlnthrop 44,793
NadeauPark 1,358
Vernondale 37,688
University 331
Ivy 283
Dodßworth 14.349
Glendale - 822
San Fernando 3,598
Savannah 13,744
Inglewood 4,181
El Monte 46
Puente 937
t-padra 472
Downey 6,254
Norwalk 13
Glendora 1.082
Claremont 729
Chapman 4,168
Monrovia 1.998
Azusa 13 469
Lamanda Park . . 16,500
Raymond 1,346
Boutn Pasadena 2 708
Total 368,275
Station. No. of Boxes.
Riverside .301,221
Redlands 15,973
Ontario 1.610
North Ontario 718
San Bernardino and suburbs 13,465
Colton 6 170
Nahant 1,743
Mound City 1.040
Total 341,910
Sti'ion. No. of Boxe».
Anaheim 35,477
Orange 17,233
-miin Ana l*-,460
Rivera 32,396
Fulton Wells 1,320
l«s Nietos 5 766
Tustin 22.469
Total 133.141
Station. . No. of Boxes.
Santa Paula 10 060
Camulos 807
Total 10,867
County. No. Boxes.
Los Ange'es 368,275
-an Bernardino 341,940
Orange 133.141
Ventura 10,867
Grand total 854,203
The above figures do not include the
frnit that was shipped by steamer, nor,
of course, that which was consigned lo
ti«# year's crop. ,
The following gives two estimates as
to tbe present crop:
The orange crop now about to come
on the market from the six southern
counties of this state will probably ag
gregate 6000 theoretical carloads of 20,
--000 pounds, or say 4500 actual carloads. 1
togooutof thesee.tion. There are about
300 boxes in a 10-ton carload, and the
value of such a carload on the track
here is worth about $1200 to $1500. A
section capable of shipping 6000 such
carloads can well afford to wait a few
years for manufactories. —[California.
Our contemporary is misinformed as
to the size of the crop. Our highest
estimate was 52J0 cars of 286 boxes to
the cat. This was an increase of 608
carloads over the last crop. Since
gathering reports this week, after the
great wind storm of last week, we are
pretty well satisfied that this crop will
not be very much greater than the last.
It may reach- 5000 carloads, but can
hardly pass that mark. To estimate
6000 carloads is absurd.—[Redlands
The Little Ghost.
"The Poplars" is the name of the old
Revolutionary homestead. It is a great,
square, white, stone house built in the
center of a thousand acres. The master
of it was childless. His little boy had
died a week before, and he had gone
away. Every night a little figure in
white with a light was seen flitting
from window to window in the old
library. When the servants, led by the
gardener,, assembled at the library door
the light and the figure would disap
pear noiselessly and si tnultaneously. The
light and figure were never seen in any
other room of the old mansion, and now
it was remembered that the dead heir
had spent more time in the library than
in any other room in the house.
When, the master returned, toward
the end of autumn, he was informed of
it all. He hid behind the tapestry night
after night, and one night he was re
warded by seeing a little white figure
glide in, light a candle, olimb up to one
of the highest shelves, take down a rare
old book and begin to pore over it. It
was the- gardener's son, and he is now
the lord of "The Poplars," and the no
blest landlord in the west of England.—
New York Herald.
Beeeher's First Home.
One room served for entrance into the
house,.for parlor, study and bedroom; the
other to the dining and workroom, writes
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher in describing
the first home which she and Mr. Beecher
had years ago in the west. The bed
room was so small that I was obliged to
make the bed on one side first, then go
out on the veranda, raise a window,
reach in and make the bed on the other
side. Not such very troublesome work
alter all, when one gets accustomed to
it The little kitchen, partitioned off
from the veranda, was just large enough
to allow a passage between the cooking
table and the stove into the dining room
without burning my dress, and my
table was only divided from Mr. Beech
er's study table by tho partition.
For nearly seven years this was our
horne —a home full of cares and no lux
uries, but a very happy home—for many
reasons the happiest we ever knew, for
we were less separated there. In Brook
lyn, in later years, Mr. Beecher's public
duties naturally drew him more away
from the family circle, but in those days
in the west I had him almost entirely to
myself,—Ladies' Home Journal.
Headache, initiation, and all disordersof
the Liver, Simmons Liver Regulator surely
Bargain* in real estate on our classified
page. ____ ._
Trained Kardlnes
At H. Jevne'l, 136 sad 138 N, Sprint.
Use Herman Family Soap.
People of This City Like to
A Fine Showing for the Cable
The Splendid Electric Sueet Rail-
way System.
Bnalneu Done by the Cable Road-The
Mileage of the Klectnn Lines.
Other Road*.
The operations of the Btreet railway
lines during the past year indicate a
marked increase in the population of
Los Angeles. The percentage of gain in
tbe traffic of the different lines has been
large as contrasted with previous years.
Receiver Crank, of the Los Angeles
Cable Railway company has been at
work on some statistical figures regard
ing the operations of the company dur
ing the past year. After reviewing the
figures, Mr. Crank makes the confident
statement that there are more people in
Los Angeles at the present time than at
any previous period in the history of the
municipality. The records of the com
pany show that the business of 1890 was
29 per cent larger than in 1889, while
tbe traffic of the road for 1891 shows an
increase of 20 percent as compared with
the previous year.
Luring the coming year it is the inten
tion of the Los Angeles Cable company
to place electric lines on the mileage of
the company operated by horee cars,
amounting to twenty-six miles. This,
it is figured, will result in a saving of
$50,000 per annum. The power for the
electric roads will be supplied by the
engines which draw the cables, thus
placing double duty on these steam
leviathans. The largest day's receipts
in the history of the road is recorded
for the Fourth of July of the past year.
On that day 63,000 paying passengers
rode in the cars of the company. The
average daily passenger traffic for the
past year has been 20,000 fares, while
tbe Sunday average has been 28,000.
The Sunday traffic has been largely to
Westlake park since tbe inauguration
of tbe Sunday afternoon band concerts.
The following table shows the number
of passengers carried per month, and
the monthly mileage made by the cars
of the company during the past twelve
Month. Passengers Car Mileage,
December, 1890 651,786' 149,159
January, 1891... 581,055 150,972
February 480,101 131,286
March 68V.566 152,475
April 659,011 145.897
May 656,417 148.752
June 636,789 143 212
July 672,690 149,889
August 598,600 147,975
September 62«.014 143,331
Oc ober 670,013 148,307
November 639,285 143,216
Totals 7,564,327 1,754,461
The total number of miles of track
controlled by the company is 47 miles.
The company is providing for a five
and ten-minute car lervice on its main
lines. J. F. Crank ia in charge of the
road as receiver with J. J. Akin as
The Los Angeles Consolidated Elec
tric Railway company was organized
November, 1890, and began construc
tion in February, 1891. The first elec
tric car was run on July 4th to Westlake
park. On that day three cars were in
service on this line, and the receipts
were $200. The president of the com
pany is M. H. Sherman; auditor, M. E.
Hammond ; treasurer, National Bank of
California; superintendent, Capt. A. W.
The Los Angeles Electric Railway
company now has a total mileage of
track of forty-eight miles, of which
thirty-five miles is provided with elec
tric service and thirteen miles of horse
car service. Tbe division of trackage is
as follows: University and East Los
Angeles line, nine miles; Westlake
park'i five miles ; Vernon, six and a half
miles; Maple avenue, three miles;
depot lines, two and a-half miles;
Elysian park, three miles; P'co street,
three miles. The company now has
fifty-seven single and double truck cars,
of which fifteen long, double truck cars
are on the University line.
The receipts of the company have al
ready reached a gratifying per diem fig
ure, and are steadily increasing as per
the report of the manager, Mr. Clark.
It is propoeed within the next thirty
days to change ten miles of horse-car
line to electric service, thus giving forty
five miles of electric lines and three
miles of horse street-car service. The
company has a mileage of thirty-five
miles of trolley wire and thirty miles of
feeder wire. The power is furnished by
the main plant south of the Southern
Pacific railroad depot, and an auxiliary
plant on Maple avenue. The central
power house, is said to be the best
eouipped house on the Pacific coast.
The equipment consists of two
pair of engines of 600-horse power
each. These engines are provided with
the Thomson cutoff and slide valve, and
are triple expansion. The steam is fur
nished from three batteries of Sterling
boilers of 508 horse-power each. The
electrical energy is derived from a plant
of immense Westinghouse generators.
At tbe Maple-avenue power bouse
there is one 190 horse-power Cummer
engine and three Edison dynamos of
fifty horse-power each. Ten of the cars
are" provided with Edison doable reduc
tion motors.
The time service ranges from 5 to 15
minutes on the different lines of the •
company, according to the percentage of
traffic. It is proposed to materially re
duce the time within the next thirty
days, giving a three and five minute
service. The electric cars are tun at the
rate of twenty-five miles an hour in the
suburbs. The present number of em
ployees of the company ia 110 men in
the direct traffic service and mechanical
The Temple-street Cable Railway com
pany has a trackage of three miles, and
tbe officials announce a steady increase
in the traffic of the line.
Tbe Main-street horse car line has six
miles of traok, and a comparison of fig
ures with preceding years shows a
gratifying increase in the same.
A Real Ettnte Boom
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Heart Cure; it attract* the attend n of the
millions xuffering with Short Breath, Palpita
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in Side or Shoulder, Smothering Spelle, Faint
!ng, Dropsy, etc. A. F. Davis, Stiver ureek,
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Heart Care, was ootbP'etely cured alter twelve
year* suffering from Heart Disease. This new
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