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THE NEVADA SOUTHERN.
A New Line Being Con structed to the North. A Very Rich Mineral Country to Be Tapped. The Climate of The Needles Consid ered Excellent for Consumptives. An Interesting Paper by Dr. H. C. Hlmoe. The Social and Industrial Organiza tions The Enterprising Busi ness Men and Citizens. One of the moat important enterprises that has been conceived since The Meedles has been a city and which means so much for the place iB the con struction of the Nevada Southern rail way. The road is being rapidly pushed to completion and while in mileage it will not mane a very great showing, the work is of vast importance to all mining interests, both in Arizona and Southern California. The Nevada Southern railway inter sects the Atlantic and Pacific road at GofFs Btation, 30 miles to the west of The Needles. The contract is let for the construction of the road as far as Man vel, 27 miles to the north of Goff's sta tion, and by February 20th the track will be laid to this point, unless some unforeseen accidents occur. Manvel is two miles from the New York mining district. Here some ore extraordinarily rich is being taken out. The probability is, if sufficient in ducements are offered tbe track will be run into the Vanderbilt mining camp, where some very valuable mineral prop erties are. There is a strong probability whether the road is built to Vanderbilt mining camp or not that it will be extended to Good Springs, just west of the Nevada line. Here some very valuable lead mines are located. From here the road is to be pushed to Pioche, to which point the Union Pacific has a roadbed graded. From there it is but a short distance over into the coal fields of Southern Utah. The ultimate intention is to make a connection with some transcontinental road at Milford or Frisco and thence into Salt Lake. The intention is to take all of the ore from the mining country which is tapped by the road into The Needles for reduction. Traffic arrangements have already been completed with the At lantic and Pacific road to run trains right into The Needles. The lead which will be secured in the vicinity of Good Springs will furnish everything that will be needed for fluxing purposes at the smelter which is to be constructed at The Needles. This will admit of the reduction of low grade ores from a num ber of properties in the vicinity of The Needles which it is not now profitable to work. The president of the railroad company is Isaac E. Blake, who ia also tbe presi dent ot the Continental Oil company of Colorado. W. P. Crosby is vice-presi dent, W. B. Mason is auditor, Oeorge C. Mauley is secretary and treasurer, and R. S. Seibert general manager. Mr. Seibert, who is superintending the construction of the road, is a young man of push, energy and experience. He has taken actively hold of this im portant task and is leaving no stone un turned to biing about the early comple tion of the Nevada Southern. FOR PULMONARY TROUBLES. The Needle* Climate the Beet In the World for Lung- Complaint. [BY DR, H. C. HIMOB.J The remarkable geological fact that all the great cities of the Atlantic sea board are located along the border of the first part of the North American continent to appear above the vast sea that in prehistoric ages covered our globe, finds an equally remarkable par allel in the fact that nature has decreed that a certain latitude should become the refuge for the tubercular afflicted of mankind—the Elysian fields for a peo ple that were, in time to come, to in habit the earth. By reference to the map we find that The Needles iB located in that favored latitude. The Carolinas and other southern states have long been the favorite resorts for those afflicted with diseases of the lungs, but the great ob stacle to those states becoming perman ent resorts is the presence oi too much moisture in the atmosphere. Health seekers are forced, therefore, to come to the Rocky Mountain region, where dryer atmospheric conditions are present. Although the virtues of our climate as a refuge for suffering humanity are little known to the outside world, yet it is an indisputable fact that as a health resort this place possesses advantages that en title it to a position second to no local ity on the continent, or even in the world. This iB eloquently attested by some of our citizens who came here helpless invalids, but who are now able to follow their several vocations with as much gueto as their more fortunate fel low mortals We possess here, to a most remark-' able degree, the prime requisites for the arrest of tuberculosis, namely, a dry atmosphere, an equable temperature, and perpetually sunny skies, enabling invalids to indulge in that most essen tial and indispensable medicament, daily exercise in the open air. In my opinion, it is a question of only a short time when the Great American desert will be recognized by the medical profession throughout the United States as the climate par excellence for all tubercular cases, because the saddest disappointment to patients of this par ticular class living at higher altitudes is the severity of the winter months, pre cluding the indulgence in out-door ex ercise. To specify : Cases of tuberculosis are often encountered, in which a heart complication makes it impossible to live at high altitudes, and, since the alti tude of The Needles is only 470 feet, this is just the class of cases that are especially benefited by a sojourn in our splendid climate. There are other classes of cases, such as rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, neuralgia and cardiac diseases, that re ceive immediate and permanent relief by a residence in this climate. The greatest and perhaps only objec tion that can be raised to The Needles as a health resort is the extreme heat prevailing during the summer months, and yet, in extenuation of this, we can proudly call attention to the fact that ■uch a malady as sunstroke has never been known here, and the heat does not superinduce summer diseases so fatal in LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1893. other places, especially among the young. Another fact must not be lost Bight of in the consideration of this subject, namely, that those dread diseases diph theria, scarlet fever and other conta gious diseases, so fatal among children in other localities, are nearly unknown here. We do not desire to make it appear that no sickness whatever exists bere, but it ia an irrefutable fact that all dis eases are greatly modified in their course and severity by our climate. I regret that I have no mortality sta tistics at hand, but I am persuaded that the death rate is very low. The crying necessity of thia place is a good sanita rium for tbe accommodation of health seekers, and the capitalist who shall have the foresight to invest his money in such an institution will reap a fortune from the investment. The Needles is eituated in the valley of the Colorado river, affording an oppor tunity for a perfect system of drainage when that question, of bo much import ance to.the small as well as the large towns, is settled. Preventive medicine has taken rapid strides forward in the last decade, and county and state medical societies are giving this subject the most prominent place on the programme, so that it will not be 'ong before sanitary science will be uppermost in the public mind. The possible invasion of Asiatic cholera has stimulated interest in this question. The Needleß will be in the van of sanitary improvements, and when tbey shall have been accomplished there will be no locality in tbe world approaching so near an ideal health resort. We humbly submit our qualifications as such to the judgment of an unbiased and conservative public and are con vinced that the decision will not be against us. THE NEEDLES PUBLIC SCHOOL. A Building- Erected at a Coat of Twenty firtt Thousand Dollars. The illustration appearing in this isene is a front view of the public school building of The Needleß. On an ele vated plain, abont 50 feet in the rear of the railroad portion of the town, stands one of the best, most substantial and imposing structures for a city of 2500 inhabitants, anywhere to be found in California. Like a castle on a hill, it can be seen for miles distant, and it heralds the approach of The Needles to all incoming travelers. The structure is builded mainly of Arizona brown stone. At the entrance is a large stone arch and vestibule, much after tbe style of a court honse. On the third story of the building stands a large beltry, where swings a ponderous bell, around which is a balustrade for the accommo dation of visitors. From this tower many interesting views are made of the surrounding country, and of the winding Colorado river in the distance. Fourteen miles distant is seen the point of junction of the two states, Nevada and California, with the territory of Arizona. Conspicuous in the distance three mountains of granite, needle-like, are also to be seen, pointing their spires to heaven. On the plane below stands the beauti ful city of The Needles. Here may be seen many new cottages, rising one after another, in street-like procession; miles of moving trains frequently arriving and departing. Over and above all the locomotive shoo belches forth by day and by night a large volume of smoke; while interweaving all is the evergreen cottonwood tree, with which the streets are decorated. A new bank, Monaghan & Murphy's store, Haleey Bros.' building, many oth er buildings and two Christian churches are among tbe prominent structures. The elegance of the school building, the large and well furnished rooms, the assembly room, seating 300, is in keep ing witb the school work within the building. The principal. Prof. A. C. Harris, is a graduate of Union college, and for four years a teacher in MtClure'e academy, Oakland. He was also for many years a principal in the public schools of Salem City, N. J. He is a very successful and thorough teacher, and as a man of science he stands high in California. The last entertainment given by tbe pupils of this school netted nearly $100. Mrs. Eva A. Kock wood, one of the fore most pupils in the California State Nor mal, a teacher of high standing in every department of work, an artist, penman, musician, a leader in musical circles and a young lady whose varied talents are highly appreciated, is a teacher here. Personally she is unassuming, of a re tiring disposition and those who are favored with her acquaintance admire her genius. Her extraordinary ability, wealth of mind and high attainments are to her an unknown quantity. Edu cated largely in Massachusetts she loves her adopted state of California. The Needles public school is a credit to the rapidly growing young city. The management of The Needles school is in the bands of Judge S. C. Win chester, B. M. Dillingham and James Carroll, who are the trustees of the school district. Mr. Corroll is the clerk of the board. Tbe school building cost $25,000. It was completed in July, 1891, and at its opening had an attendance of seven pupils. Since that time it has increased until it is 2000 per cent greater than it was at the commencement. BRIEFS. The Needles :s an excellent place for inveptment of capital. It iB one of the coming cities of Southern California. Attention ie called to the advertise ment of H. Seigel, the Los Angeles hat ter, appearing on page 13 of this issue. Read it. The Atlantic and Pacific road has a pay roll fr>r ita employes at The Needles that reaches $40,000 per month. This is enough to support quite a city itself. The capitalist who will go to The Needles snd erect a sanitarium is certain to reap a rich reward. The climate for all sufferers from pulmonary troubles is, certainly unexcelled. With the remonetization of the silver dollar The Needles will boom as few cities in the west ever have. Tbe low price of silver has had a tendency to re tard the development of many very valuable mineral properties. The great cantilever bridge, which the Atlantic ard Pacific Railroad com pany constructed across the Colorado river at The Needles, is known all over the world. It has the longest span of any bridge of its kind that has yet been built. One of the best weekly newspapers in Southern California is The Needles Eye. It was founded by Dr. J. P. Booth, now the efficient sheriff of San Bernardino county. Dr. Booth disposed of the pa per to Anson H. Smith, who is also con ducting the Mohave County Miner at Kingman, Ariz. Mr. Smith is an able writer and a practical newspaper man. He will give the people of The Needles a lively journal. HALSEY BROS., HA COMPLETE STOCK OF* GENERAL MERCHANDISE NEW STOCK AND NEW GOODS T MINERS' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY I WE HATE THE MOST ELEGANT Al COMPLETE STORE BUILDING 111 THE CITY Halsey Bros., Needles, Cal. 8. G. WINCHESTER FANCY AND ST4.PLB GROCERIES, FRUITS AND TEGETABLEB. Corner C and F Streets, Needles, Cal. Ithor mm, WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, Albuquerque, N. M. and Needles, Gal. Official Watch Inspector of the A A P. Road. D. B. BRYAN. Manager Needles Store FRANCIS J. KELLY, A FULL LINE! OF DRUGS, MEDICINES, And Toilet Articles. PAINTERS' SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS. Prescriptions along the line of ,the Atlantic and Pacific railroad carefully filled and forwarded. NEEDLES, CAL JOUJST HART, rJjDEALER INK LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES, HANDK GENERAL BUILDING MATERIALS. _ i NEEDLES, - CAL J. O. SCOTT, INK LUMBER AND LIME, AND ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIALS. The only permanent contractor and builder in the city. Orders for buildings along the line of the Atlantic and Pa cific road and Colorado river promptly attended to. TIE NEEDLES TOWNSITE GEORGE C. RIDDELL, Proprietor. LOTS, $40 TO $100. EASY TERMS, TITLE GUARANTEED, U. S. PATENT. J. H. WEST, [•! - - AGENT NEEDLES MEAT MARKET Fresh Meals at 111 Times. HENRY LAMBERT, Manager. NEEDLES, CAL. SAMDEL F. HOLCOMB. NEEDLES, CAL. GROCERIES, * FRUITS and PROVISIONS. g)tV~ Ay. Nt for all newspapers, and Needles agent of the Herald. DR. D. W. REE3, PHYSICIAN « * SURGEON. FRONT STREET NEEDLES, CAL. NEEDLES BAKERY. John fflalcy, Proprietor. BREAD, CAKES, PIES BAKED DAILY. NEEDLES, CAL. GEOIBKS&CO, NEEDLES, CAL. -3TH EI FINEBTK WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS. ORR & SDTCH, UNDERTAKERS EMBALMERS. LOS ANGELES, CAL- Orders by telegraph promptly attended to. O °lpllf a X Jalk";M Branch of tbe Dr. Liebig Co. of San Franciico. «ofes. .-/SBIEIfeJS The staff oi the Liebig World Dispensary »re 1M KiilTOilsaW tn,J only surgeons iv Los Angeles periormlng 1 f at* 11 ?' "P^ l4^ 0118 required lor a radical cure rhroat an(J Lungs, diseases of fhe KAIIS ' Hn<l (Usea,le * of women and children. VT^^W C,iron ' C f'\ i f 88(18 of Throat and Langs m "* liß,e rellet,ot Catarrh and irritatitmof the AND DEFORMITIES. Appllames for Rupture, Curvature of the dfiSI I "'* Spine, clud Foot, and ail deformities, msriu -"••BSgssStßiUfc.*""- - factured by our own Instrument maker. liptT Nervous Debility, Sexual Weakness, Loss of Power, Gleet, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, All IA W\ Spermatorrhoea and all unnatural discharges of either sex irea:ed with unfall fy 1 | 111 Ins: success. Confidential book and bottle of German Invlgorator given free to lTll_.ll prove Its merit; sure cure fOl special private and nervous troubles. All our pby. icians constantly In j Address nn I JCDIP 7. Pft 123 S. MAIN 8T attendance from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.! (In confidence) Ul\. LIJIDIU 0. I»U., LOS ANGELES. PTP TVT p SIGNS ! SIGNS I H I I ml MR. WM. MERGELL, late of Omaha, Neb., | ■ -W" ■ ml Is now located with kJIVJII OG. STROMEE, n ~ For rapid work, low prices and modern styles, a share of your patronage Is solicited. Oard Signs, Muslin Signs. Wire Signs, Bran Signs, Signs of every description. Political work done at abort notice at reasonable rales. COTTAGE HOUSE, I NEEDLES, CAL. BOOMS RESERVED BY TELEGRAPH JAMES CARROLL, PROPRIETOR. MISS M. J. SAUNDERS. MILLINERY —AND FANCY GOODS. Latest Styles of Millinery and Dress making:. NEEDLES, CAL. F. H. THOMPSON, DKAI.EE in General Merchandise GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, SHOES, ETC. NEEDLES, CAL. When you visit Los Angeles take your meals at the HOLLENBECK HOTEL "CAFE OYSTERS 50 PER DOZEN. J. E, AtE, Proprietor. 11