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Further Extracts From the
Diary of J. M. Hixson.
Fording- Streams and Investigating
the Graves of Indian Chiefs.
Horse Collars $100 Apiece.
Following are further extracts from the
diary of J. M. Hixson, kept while cross
ing the plains in 1849:
On Thursday, May 31st, we left camp
early, still traveling up the Platte, and
passed State House rock at 11 o'clock
This is an immense rock, lying out in the
bottom, disconnected from all the high
lands. It has the appearance of a large
house, 300 feet in diameter and 100 feet
high. As it was some five miles from
the road, and the ground was soft, I did
not go out to inspect it closely. The road
was swampy all the afternoon. We
traveled twenty-five miles and camped
opposite Chimney rock. We passed sev
eral piles of bacon today; one snugly
piled up, must have contained four to
six thousand pounds. The night was
clear and cold, with some ice. We left
camp early to get the road ahead of a large
number of teams, camped near Chimney
rock. After getting the wagons started I
took across the bottom for Chimney
rock. I thought it was about four miles,
bnt it must have been well onto eight
miles. This is one of the natural curios
ities in this part of the country.
It is a formation of sandstone standing
out in the bottom, and almost round,
several hundred feet through the base
and gradually tapering from all sides,
until at a height of several hundred feet
it is, perhaps, from 108 to 120 feet across,
and then a shaft or spire rises to the
height of some 400 feet that resembles
a chimney or smokestack to Borne im
mense furnace. At the base of tbis
shaft or chimney, as it is called, as high
as a man can ascend, there are thou
sands ot names carved and written from
1809 to 1849. I reached tbe wagons
after they bad gone into camp, they hav
ing traveled twenty-seven miles. One
of our party, John Conington, an Irish
man, made the trip on foot to the rock
and did not get into camp that night, but
early in the morning he came into camp,
footsore and well used up. Our camp
was at a spring near where the road
leaves the bottom turning to the
left over a high hill called
Scott's bluff. At this place is a
blacksmith shop. The parties were do
ing a land ctrice business, shoeing all
kinds of animals, principally oxen, as
many of them have sore feet by the
time they reach here.
Camp No. 30 was pitched on Saturday.
June 24th. Traveled over the high bluff
and camped in a small bottom, traveling
twenty miles and grass being very poor.
There was an amusing scene on the
side of the road tbis day. Three men
owning two yoke of cattle and a wagon
had a disagreement, and they deter
mined to separate. So they stopped by
the roadside, ten miles from anywhere,
and divided their effects. Two took
a yoke of oxen each, and the other the
wagon. Those having the oxen had a
right to hitch onto another team, but
what the poor fellow was to do with his
wagon, I coald not see, for wagons were
not in much demand in these parts
without stock.
There was a great deal of quarreling
and wrangling, not only amongst messes,
but amongst the members of the large
trains. Some wanted to travel faster
than they were doing, some wanted one
thing and some another, and many were
on the verge of insanity, and did not
know what they wanted. We kept aloof
from large trains, and so lar there had
not been a hard word amongst the five of
us, who owned two wagons and twelve
animals. Two of three men who owned
one wagon and seven mules had quar
reled some, so finally one of the party
whose courage had been tried, said to
the two who were quarreling, that
the matter had gone far enough,
and it had to stop, and as one
had a good double-barrel shot
gun and the other could have his,
they were to station themselves twenty
five steps apart and fire at the word—
first one barrel, and then if that did not
hit, fire the other; and as they did not
like that kind of business, and knowing
their partner meant business, they had
been as meek as lambs for some days
and continued so.
We reached Camp No. 31 on Sunday,
June 31st. We started early and trav
eled twelve miles to noon. After noon
we traveled ten miles over a fairly good
road and encamped within six miles cf
Fort Laramie. We had good camping
with wood, water and grass. Those
three conditions altogether mean a feast,
either a kettle cf bean soup, a pot of
rice or stewed apples, and sometimes two
of the above delicacies at the same time.
We had seen a number of Indian sepul
chera in trees and on scaffolds several
feet above the ground, but had never
disturbed them. At this place there was
one high up in a Cottonwood tree, and
some of the boys, in company with some
of the Tennessee boys, feeling good after
their feast of bean soup, concluded this
must have been a chief to have been so
exalted. So they would peep into his
blankets and see what the tribe had
given him to carry to the happy
hunting grounds. Before getting near
•nough to make the examination
the scaffold gave way and down went
the whole outfit to the ground, and a
worse set of scared fellows one would
not often see. After a lecture from
Major Lane, on the result of their acts,
to us or some other emigrants, the only
thing to be done was to patrol the sur
roundings and sco whether there were
any Indians who would be likely to dis
cover what had been done; and double
tbe guard for the night. There was no
chance to remedy what they had done.
We pitched Camp No. 32 on Monday,
June 4th. We did not dare to be seen
at that camp, so we crossed Laramie
fork, a deep, swift stream, and reached
the fort about 9 a. m. This is quite an im
portant place with a large number of
comfortable houses made out of large
blocks of dried mud, called adobe. The
location ip picturesque, and the contrast
is very great between this and Fort
Childs, by some called Fort Kearney.
There are a number of soldiers stationed
here, commanded by officers of very
high rank, and everything is conducted
with military precision. No camping
was allowed within one mile of the fort.
We had to buy some collars for our
mules that had got sore necks from our
old collars so constantly wet. We
got good collars for $100 each. I
did not have the opportunity to
inspect the place and get the
information I wonld have liked. After
leaving the fort we took a right-hand
road, leading onto the Platte river. Dar
ing the afternoon an axle of one of the
Tennessee wagons broke, and we went
into camp at 4p. m. After some diffi
culty we sawed a small tree and hewed
out an axle, and before morning had it
all ready for an early start.
Camp No. 33 was pitched on June sth.
After leaving camp about two miles we
came to some hot springs, and soon after
struck the main road, and then going up
a steep, rocky hill to a level plateau.
Pike's Peak was in full view. Here it
was as cold as Norway. We descended
to a creek heavily timbered, but the
trees were dead. We called it Dead
wood creek. Being a good chance to
make a big fire, we camped early, only
traveling fourteen miles.
Wednesday, June (J'.h—lt rained hard
last night, but we had got pretty well
used to that, and having plenty of wood
to cook a r-quare meal we were all right.
After traveling some five miles over
fearfully muddy roads we left
Deadwood creek, and ascended a hill
about three-quarters of a mile high,
where it rained, hailed and was exceed
ingly cold. Reaching a small stream
where there was some wood, we camped,
traveling twenty-six miles.
Thursday, June 7—The road was very
hilly. One of the Tennessee boys'
wagon npset, scattering camp equipage
and grub pell-mell, and making a mess
resembling that made by the Indian
tumbling out of the tree. We passed
some mure bodies buried in the trees
and on scaffolds, but the boys had no
desire to see what the Indian carries to
the happy hunting grounds. We had
been very well satisfied to be let alone
by them, as we had several times re
cently seen signal-fires at night; that
shows there are plenty of Indians just
off the road keeping watch of the pass
ing emigrants.
We went into camp on a flat with but
little feed and no water. The heavy
rain produced a loblolly substance. We
thought this might settle until we could
get enough water for coffee, but it was
no go. We traveled twenty miles and
had nothing to eat except dry crackers.
There was no fire to cook a piece of
Friday, June 8th —It rained hard
again. We started early, without any
thing to eat, and traveled eight miles,
and came to a good camping place, with
wood, water and grass. Here we pre
pared a good meal, and all enjoyed it
hugely. The mules got a good feed also.
We traveled twenty-six miles, and
stopped on a creek we called Deer creek,
five miles from where the road again
comes to the North Platte. It was a good
camping place. Tnere was a large num
ber of others camped at the same place.
We pitched Camp No. 37 June 9th.
We had a pleasant night. There was
good grass, and a perfect jam of wagons,
mostly ox teams. As there was some
deep, muddy gulches to cross, there was
some exciting ecenee. The ox drivers
were jealous of those who had mules, and
our few wagons being driven stage
fashion, some of the ox teamsters with
their Jong whips took particular pains
to slash about with them, sometimes
to onr great annoyance, and this day
they came very near precipitating a col
lision that might have proved very seri
sus to some one. As our lead team, driven
by Major Lace, was entering a deep,
muddy gorge, a loDg, gaunt, red-headed
sucker, backed by a gang of his follow
ers, made a dash to cut our teams from
the beaten road, and about the time the
bright barrels of a number of Colt's per
suaders glistened in tbe sunlight, it was
passed along their line that our crowd
were Texas rangers, and it would have
done yon good to see them fall luck and
let us pass. While tbe whole of our
company of fifteen men would do doubt
average with the same number of men
from other places with the ability and
disposition to take care of themselves,
there never was a man trod shoeleather
braver and cooler iv danger than Walter
P. Lane. His years oi warfare witti the
Comanches and Apache Indians in
Texas, his experience as commander of
General Taylor's scouts at the battles of
Beuna Vieta and Monterey attest that.
He was ac modest as he was brave, but
there were enough men on the road
who had heard of him, co whenever
there was a disposition to overcome
our little party, if it was passed
along the line that Major Lane was one
of ub tWat ended tbe matter.
Camping time brought us to the cross
ing of tbe North Platte, after traveling
twenty miles.
Sunday, June 10th.—There were 100
wagons ahead of ours. The ferry was
owned by Mormons. The charge was
♦3 00 per wagon and fifty cents each for
men. The mulea had to swim. It was
a deep, rapid stream. There were a lot
of Clay county boys here —the Youngs,
Will E9tis, John Minter and others.
John Minter crossed the plains with
Gen Fremont, and w«s of the party who
saw the gold brought from Sutter'o mill
by Hawks. He first put me in the no
tion of going to California, and I some
times wished that particular vial of gold
had never been dug.
Careful experiments made on tbe
Chino Kanch.
On July 4, 1889, Charles L. Hanson
planted sugar beet seed on his nursery
place about a mile and a half north of
here. No special care was taken in
planting and none in the cultivation.
The plants were on land that needs irri
gation, and, of course, were irrigated oc
casionally. On last Monday a careful
analysis was made of some of the beets
just taken from the ground, and which
grew from the July planting, with these
Total solids 18 percent
Polarization (cane sugir). 14 310 per cent
Glucose 2-10 per cent
Coefficient of purity 79 5 10 per cent
These results are truly remarkable.
Taken in connection with results ob
tained by analysis during every week
since the maturity of the Chino grown
beets last year, it is reasonable to be
lieve that a factory may be supplied
here twelve months in the year, whereas
elsewhere the season is but eighty to a
hundred days. Many tests go to prove
with almost a certainty that though the
quantity of sugar will somewhat diminish
by the beets remaining in the ground
long alter maturity, it does not turn to
glucose as feared by manufacturers of
beet sugar.
These beets planted in July, 1889,
out of the ground in February, 1890, give
14 310 per cent, cane sugar, with a
purity of 79 5 10 and a harmless quan
tity of glucose. This is above the aver
age of cane sugar.
Beet seed is being planted in many
parts of the Chino ranch every fifteen
days. The plantings are several miles
apart—that ia, they stretch over about
six miles of country. Every good variety
is put in the ground, tbe time of each
planting being noted. They will be given
good care, and their progress and time of
maturity will be adequately recorded, as
well as the kind of soil. At the end of
1890 there will be a mass of ascertained
facts about sugar beet culture on the
Chino ranch that will be of the highest
value for practical sugar beet growing
and manufacturing here.—[Chino Cham
An Exhibition in the Midst
of Snowdrifts.
The Ennuied Passengers on a Snow
bound Train Are Treated to
a Stereopticon Show.
The numerous tales of blockaded trains
in the northern part of this State re
cently have called forth various more or
less novel and interesting accounts of
similar occurrences with their attendant
incidents, thrilling, annoying or peculiar.
One story, told by Mr. Marshal, seems
worthy of printer's ink and space by
reason of its novelty, and is here given,
as nearly as possible in Mr. Marshal's
own language:
I have considerable sympathy for the
poor fellows shut up in those blockaded
trains, for some three or four years ago,
perhaps five, I had a similar experience.
We -were traveling through Kansas, and
were obliged to lay over on a side track
at a little station with a big name fcr sev
eral hours before we were finally stalled
in the snow, to wait for the snow plow to
pass. Finally tbe plow passed us
with a rush and a roar and
our train moved off in the opposite di
rection. We made pretty good time for
awhile, then we struck a drift that
stopped the train. Tbe engineer and
trainmen managed to get us free and
then ran back until we struck another
drift tbat had formed since we passed,
and there we stopped for four days. I
remember that some ot us had laughed
at the large supply of fuel which had
been stacked up at one end of the car
when we stopped at a station early that
morning, but I tell you, we were glad we
had that stuff to burn before we got out
of there.
Talk about monotony! I think I
know what it means since then. We
bad most of us been traveling for several
days already ; whatever we had Drought
along to read was used up by this time
and there was nothing for us to do but to
sit ft iil and invent new cues words to ex
press our views of the situa
tion. The news agent sold all hip
paper-covered trash the first day,
the second day he sold a few
bound volumes, then put newspaper
covers on the remainder, to keep them
clean and salable, and set up a circu
lating library with them, which was well
patronized. But reading is pretty hard
to fall back upon for those unaccustomed
to it, and this exhausted the resources of
the train in the way of amusement. The
weather afforded the only variety there
was in the programme, and it did its best
The first day and night it snowed stead
ily, and on one side of the train the
enow drifted level with the tops of the
cars; the second day it rained and
sleeted, but during the night it cleared
off, and a thermometer outside the car
went down to thirty degrees below zero.
The balance oi the time it snowed by
spell?, and the wind blew directly from
the north pole and got ten degrees colder
on the way to Kansas.
In the next section to mine was a little
old man, who, during the first two days
of our imprisonment, occupied himself
with a lot of letters he drew from his
traveling bag, apparently writing an
answer to each one, which he carefully
enveloped, directed and stamped, occa
sionally carrying them forward into the
mail car, as if they could be hastened on
their way by promptly turning them
over to the care of Uncle Sam. By eve
ning of the second day the old fellow's
supply of stationery gave out, and on
the third day he waß the most uneas>
man in the whole train. I was feeling
too cross myself to look upon his un
easiness with anything but annoyance,
but about 2 o'clock in the afternoon a
big fellow from, another car, who I
afterwards learned was a minister on his
way to the bedside of a sick brother in
San Francisco, came in, sat down beside
the little old man and entered into con
versation with him. I could not avoid
overhearing the conversation, and from
it I learned that the old man was a
lecturer—one of that class which makes
a somewhat precarious living by travel
ing from town to town and giving lectures
in churches and schools for a Bhare of
the proceeds. He was on his way at this
time to deliver a lecture in a large town
beyond, but the date of which had
already passed, owing to the blockade.
The two men talked together for some
time, then the minister arose, and with a
few cheerful words, left the showman aud
returned to his own car About an
hour afterwards he came in again and
took a seat beside a man about in the
center of the car. After talking with
him for a while, they looked up suddenly,
and catching my eye beckoned me to
join them, which I did, sojaewhat aston
ished. The minister opened the conver
sation without delay.
"Excuse me for speaking to you with
out a formal introduction, but perhaps
my errand will be excuse enough. That
old man whom yon have probably
noticed in the seat next to you is a
stereopticon lecturer. He has lost one
appointment through this delay here,
and as he depends upon his lectures for
support, this is a somewhat serious mat
ter for him. Now it occurred to me that
he could rig up his apparatus here if the
night is clear, and give his lecture in the
car, thus amusing us and par
tially making up to him his loss
through missing his appointment. I
have already spoken to most of the pas
sengers and they have agreed that, con
sidering the circumstances, it is no more
than right that we should pay fifty cents
instead of a quarter a piece for a ticket
Would you net like to contribute toward
this object?" Here heshowed me a pile
of silver already collected, about $20 I
should judge, and of course I added my
own four-bit piece to the; pile. The big
man tackled all the passengers in the
car in turn, and finally approached the
restless little showman again. This
time I could not hear the conversation
between them, but it was amusing to see
the rapid changes of expression on the
old man's face and the look tf blank
astonishment it wore when he saw the
quantity of silver which had been
collected for him. The big man did not
give him time to think much about it
however, but set bim to work at once to
get ready for the night. The apparatus
was brought in from the baggage car
set up at one of the windows in the*
middle of the car, and we had an oppo r .
tunity of watching tie process of gas
making as the shovman set up his
laboratory in his own section and filled
up the two bulky gas bags and put two
or three heavy valises on top of them for
weights. It was getting dark by thia
time, and the canvas scieen was mounted
on some kind of a frame rigged np for
the occasion and propped up iv the snow
i outside, nnder the direction of the little
showman, who had now assumed an air
of importance as his part of the
programme approached. When it was
quite dark the passengers who had sub
scribed to the lecture were marshaled
into our car and stationed themselves
where they conld look out of the win
dows at the pictures. For my part, I
had not expected very much, but I was
quite agreeably disappointed. The
lectnre was really bright, interesting and
witty; the stereopticon was a fine one,
well operated, and the pictures left noth
ing to be desired, notwithstanding the
peculiar conditions they were subjected
to. For two hours we sat, listened and
looked, laughing and applauding both
lecture and pictures. I remember that
a picture particularly applauded was a
mechanical affair which represented a
winter landscape with the snow rapidly
falling. The exhibition over we settled
down for another night, all of us
feeling more cheerful than at any
time during the blockade, and I noticed
that most all the passengers stopped to
shake hands with and thank the lecturer
for his entertainment before they went to
their berths.
The next day the snow plow and a
gang of shovelers reached us and set us
free j net before night, and we went for
ward after that with but trifling delays.
The little lecturer got off at some station
we passed during that night, and I have
never heard anything about him since.
I became somewhat acquainted with the
minister before we arrived in California,
and, in fact, lam acquainted with him
a great deal better now, for be has
located near Los Angeles since then, and
you would probably know him if I men
tioned his name.
From Saittu. Monica.
The Nationalist Club of Santa Monica
held its second meeting last Thursday
evening, with Mr. Scollard as chairman.
A short preliminary discussion was fol
lowed by the hearing of the reports of
the various committees. The committee
on constitution read the platform of the
Boston club and also one formed by
themselves, which was deemed more
pointed in expressing the exact princi
ples and objects of the society. The
latter was unanimously adopted. •
The committee on place of meeting re
ported the town ball us beiug the most
suitable place for holding tho regular
meetings, which are to take place Thurs
day of every week.
The committee on entertainment re
potted the subject for the next meeting:
"Resolved, that ballot reform is neces
sary in Santa Monica and elsewhere."
The officers elected for the ensuing
month were as follows: Chas. A.
Thomas, president; J. J. Comstock,
vice-president; C. W. Hathaway, secre
tary, and J. 8. Wilson, treasurer.
There are over sixty members in this
club now, and others are expected to join.
The fees are twenty-five cents a month,
to defray expenses, but this is not ex
acted from those who are not well able
to pay. All fees and contributions may
be given into the care of Messrs. Wilson
and Scollard.
The leading questions of the day will
be discussed at the regular meetings, and
everybody is invited to attend.
Ntralffbtentnir the River.
I Tho work of straightening New river,
between Sanford's bridge and Hamil
ton's was commenced on Tuesday of last
week, since which time a iorce of fifteen
men and six teams has been at work.
The work requires a cut 300 yards in
length and 20 feet in width at the bot
tom, and a low dam.
This work being accomplished, much
valuable land how in constant jeopardy
of beiog undermined and carried away,
will be rendered secure. So greatly
have property owners along tbe river
been damaged this unprecedented sea
son, that a number of citizens of this
valley and businessmen of this city have
como to their assistance, in aid of the
necessary work required to protect their
property from further damage. The con
tributions are aB follows:
A. E. Davis. $25; H. 8. Redfield, $30;
J. E. Bweet, $25; A. D. Van Buren, $12;
Willis Morrison, $25; J. W. Fox, $25; J.
W. Byler, $10; H. J. Squire, $9; Q. J.
Rowley, $10; J. C, Butler, $3; E. Van
dusen, $3; H. Newcomb, $4 50; L. P.
Philips, $3; J. Q, Hall. $3; N. Van
Fleet, $3; W. F. Hall, $3; Jenison &
Greening, $10; Clint Blythe, $3; D. P.
Smart, $5; T. R. Manning, $5; M. B
Golden, $5; A. 8. Gray & Co., $3; N.
Mitrovich, $3; Oscar Blythe, $3; Robert
Mayes, $3; James Houghton, $12; C.
Thurman, $6; J. Rogers, $3; F. B. Weis,
$16; W. Dickinson, $3; F. M. Matthews,
$3. —[Downey Champion.
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| , ' , _ 100 Arbuckle Coft'ee 25
\\ £ Ib ** 8 horned Beef ... 40 Ten lb. sack Meal 20
•?nn.r D^i e ., u rult? ' be6t heavy Syrup - • 100 Throe cans Eagle or Elgin Mlk . so
40lbs. Best Northern Beans 1.00 Six Holland orMiicher Herring2s
We are now SUBDIVIDING one of the choicest 180-ACRE RANCHES in the ORANGE BELT into
10-ACRE TRACTS, to place on the market at present bedrock terms and prices:
Only $150 per acre, or One-fourth Cash, balance i, 2 and 3 years
We can show you orchards in Aiusa where the oranges sold this year for $70 per acre from
treeß three years planted, and others from $400 to $500 per acre, according to age This iovelv
valley of about 8,000 acres, under the weter ditches of the San Gabriel river, Is ar. the altitude
just above the frost, fog, smut and scale, making it one of the healthiest as well as the most
productive for all purposes of any part of Southern California.
Situated on the Santa Fe railroad, 23 miles from Los Angeles, where the river first leaves the
mountains, giving this valley a full and never fulling supply of pure water, standing the test of
the dryest seasons. It being also the head of the Gabriel valley, it Is not far enough in the
interior to place it beyond tho force of the delightful summer breezes from the ocean.
£&~Vfc also have some improved places in Azusa.
i*2B-lm 2Q South Spring Street.
Buy Your Coal From First Hands.
Miners ana Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Gallup, Aztec, Sunshine, and Cerrillos coal. All kinds of coal constantly in stock
also Coke, Charcoal and Wood. We mine our own coal and handle it direct to the
consumer. No middle-men. Full weights guaranteed. Positively the best domes
tic coal in the market. Get our prices before purchasing elsewhere. Now is the
time to contract your winter fuel.
CHAS. A. MARRINER, Gen'l Manager.
City Office, Hotel Nadeau. Telephone 855.
Yard. Corner Knar First Btreet anrl Santa Fa aventin. Los AngelnH. Cal. fB-tf
No Other.
GJ-eneral Office, 21 North Spring Street.
I Lacey, Dixon <fi Co.'s g
1 Steam Carpet Cleaning jj
w W
311 Sojuii Fort St., cor Fourtu H
< Telephone 576. Loa Angeles, Cal. p
P Canvas covers furnished for recep- N
5 Hons. E
2 Carpets taken up, cleaned and re-laid i.
2 same day if necessary. Bordering and X
<n re fitting a specialty. P
Prices reasonable. Satisfaction guar
anteed. fel2-lm
Orange Land
Experts say the finest orange land in Cali
fornia. Plenty of water.
Will sell a few 10 and 20-acre tracts to parties
who will Improve, at a low price and liberal
See this before buying,
Honey to loan on real estate In any Bum.
Current rates.
$500 tn $2,000 to loan on collateral for short
time, at 8 per cent.
27 W, Second st, Burdick block.
Hag Now a Genuine Clear
ance Sale.
Suits made to order from $20.
Pants made to order from $5.
Other garments in proportion.
This sale to continue for 60,' days only.
Perfect fit ana best of workmanship guar
anteed or no sale.
49 and 51S. Sprint St,
LOS ANOKLK3. 12*-tf
542-64 Buena Vista St.
Los Angeles.
adjoinin* Ronthern Pacific tirnrmris.
Telephone 124. 422

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