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The Last Day One of Numeroas
Sacramento Chosen for Holding- the
Next Meeting:.
Secretary Morton Censured —TtaaNation-
alisation of Railways Causes Much
Talk—Strong Resolutions on
The morning session of the fruit
growers' convention, while rather lively
was deathlike stillness itself when com
pared to the rather stormy times of the
evening previous.
There were several tilts bnt nothing
came of it. Tbe dissension was caused
by the same old proposition —tbe nation
alization of tbe railroads. Mr. Sprague
of Spadra moved for a reconsideration,
bnt the irrepressible Mr. Maslin of San
, Francisco was on hand with a well sus
tained objection. It was sustained by
tbe chair and an appeal taken, wbich
resulted in the ruling of the chair being
also sustained. Several other little talks
occurred, but peace, with her white
' wings, was the star of the occasion and
: occupied a prominent seat in bald-head
b row ; discord being relegated to the ob
i scurity behind the scences. Sacra
! mento was chosen as the place for hold
ing the convention next year.
Mr. O. J. Griffith of Los Angelea pre
sided and called the meeting to order
' shortly after tbe appointed time. Mr.
Boyd of Riverside waa tbe first speaker.
He desired to make a denial of Mr. I.
Cutter of Riverside, figures in regard to
tome fruit. He stated that in regard to
Mr. Cutter's table of statistics of fruits
was still exhibited from tbe president's
desk. He desired to contradict, Mr.
Cutter's conclusions. A gentleman had
called bis attention to the fact tbat
those conclnsioni are not warranted by
facts. Mr. Cutter's businesc interests
may have prejudiced him. While not
questioning Mr. Cotter's veracity, I de
sire to deny bis statements in order tbat
tbey may not be received at tbe action
of this meeting.
Tbe chair then stated that nomina
tions for tbe plaoe of holding the con
vention next year were in order.
Mr. Berwick of Monterey called atten
tion to the fact tbat it was generally tbe
custom to alternate between tbe north
and south. Tbey were now in Los An
geleß amid roses and next year he nom
inated Santa Rosa. This was seconded
by Mr. Roberts of that place.
Mr. Maßlin nominated Sacramento.
The reason tbey should go to tbe capi
tal was because they desired legislation
and it wonld help considerably in this
respect. The capital bnildiug with va
rious attendants would be at their ser
vice. This was also seconded.
As a compromise Mr. Tilden of Oak
land offered that city. He was positive
that there would be crowds and it would
be well supported.
The latter place was first voted upon,
and resulted in 6 for and 20 against. On
the vote for Sacramento tbe result was
16 for and 8 against; Santa Hosa re
ceived 10 votes.
"It is quite evident," said the chair,
"that Sacramento is the next meeting
place of the contention." [Applause.j
Mrs. Joneß of Sacramento then Intro
duced • motion jumping Secretary of
Agriculture J. Sterling Morton. She
qucted the action of tbe National
Grange, which censured Mr. Morton's
expressions in regard to organization
among farmers, and bis general inhar
monious policy toward the farmers,
and moved that the action of tbe
grange be endorsed.
Mr. A. S. Chapman of San Gabriel
stated that he had read Mr. Morton's
expressions against organization among
tbe farmers, and regarded it as an
insult. He therefore seconded tbe
Judge Tilden said that he thought the
less done by the convention in regard
to.the matter the better. He was a
Republican, but he would make a mo
tion for what he considered to be the
best interests of the convention. The
way to treat Secretary Morton's action
was by silence, and not by passing any
resolutions, which would not accom
plish anything. The farmers stood
huh enough not to be affected by any
thing Mr. Morton haa said. The best
way to treat the matter is witb silent
contempt. He moved tbat action on
the resolution be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Maslin followed. He agreed with
Judge Tilden, and was opposed to the
resolution being passed.
Mrs. Jones then replied to the gentle
men and spoke in favor of her reso
Mr. Berwick of Monterey then arose
and rescored Mr. Tilden'e motion. He
remarked, however, that judging Mr.
Maslin'a remarks of tbe past night he
was of tbe opinion that he indorsed
Mr. Maslin'a position. Mr. Maslin had
stated, too, that the fruit growers were
not sufficiently well informed to discuss
the nationalization of railways.
Mr. Maslin replied tbat he had been
misunderstood. •
Judge Tilden still maintained tbat
Sterling Morton's actions and state
ments were nut worthy the attention of
the convention.
"Well, wouldn't yon," interrupted
Mrs. Jones, "rather have a secretary
who ie in harmony with you than one
who is not?"
"Yob, ma'am, I would," replied the
judge, "but I do not think anything we
can do will induce President Cleveland
to make any change, as be is noted for
being—well, I will say stubborn."
"It is but right that the secretary of
agriculture be rebuked," insisted Mr.
Smith of Santa Ana. "He is a servant
of the people, and whether or not he is
a high official be shonld be censured, as
fee has offended all the farmers of the
aation." | Applause. ]
Mr. Boyd of Riverside agreed with
Mr. Smith.
Tbe motion of Mr. Tilden to postpone
was pat to a vote and lost.
Mr. Jones' original motion to indorse
the action of the Grange was then car
ried by a large majority.
Mr. A. Spragne here came near caus
ing a repetition of the row of tbe previ
ous evening over the nationalization of
railroad*. He moved for a reconsidera
tion of the vote of Thursday evening,
which postponed a discussion of Mr.
Berwick's resolution favoring the gov
ernment ownership of railways.
This waa promptly seconded by Mr.
But Mr. Maslin, who was just leaving
the stage, turned and claimed that Mr.
Bprague'a motion to reconsider was out
of order, as Mr. Sprague had not given
not given notice at the last meeting tbat
he would make Bnch a motion.
Mr. Sprague acknowledged that no
such notice had been given.
Mr. Tilden remarked that a motion to
reconsider waa always in order, and tbat
they had no law restricting it.
The chair, however, sustained Mr.
Moslin, giving as the reasons tbat the
session was but a continuation of that of
the previous evening, and tbat Mr.
Sprague had not given proper notice of
bis motion to reconsider.
"Well, in tbat case," said Judge Til
den, "I appeal from the decision of the
chair. If this is merely a continuous
sission the motion is clearly in order."
A vote was then taken, but as tbe
volume of sound waß about evenly di
vided a rising vote was necessary. It
resulted in the chair being sustained by
a vote of 34 to 21.
The following resolution, written by
001. H. G. Otis of the Timee, waa read
by tbe secretary ; and, on motion of Mr.
Holman of San Francisco, waa adopted
Whereas, The frnit interests of Cal
ifornia are among, the most important of
the state, io fact far exceediug those of
any other one industry ; and.
Whereat, It ia desirable that we
should have the cordial support and co
operation of the entire press of the atate
upon wbich the welfare of our great in
dustry is in a measure dependent, there
fore, be it
Resolved, That it is tbe sense of this
convention that no particular publica
tion, horticultural, agricultural orother
wise be designated as tbe special "or
gan" of the fruit growing interests, be
lieving tbat out material wellfare will be
better so subserved by enlisting tbe gen
eral support of the entire press than by
discriminating in favor of any class pub
Resolved further, That this conven
tion recommends to all horticultural and
agricultural associations of the state tbe
adoption of tbe policy aa outlined in the
foregoing resolution.
The committee on transportation re
ported aa follows:
After due deliberation we find that
improved service nnd quick time are ab
solutely essential for the successful
marketing of California's fruit crop.
As tbe railway companies have al
ready signified their intention of giving
fruit growers quicker time for tbe sea
son of 1894. viz.. from Sacramento to
Chicago llti to 120 hours, we ask that
proportionately good time be given from
all points in this state to all points in
tbe eastern stctee.
Second—We earnestly believe that by
remodelling onr ventilated fruit cars to
conform as near as practical to the geu
eral style of refrigerator cars, and dis
continuing the use of ice, the question
of rapid transit would be greatly facili
tated. In remodeling these cars we
wonld suggest that the latent and most
approved system of ventilation be intro
Your committee believe that a very
large per centage of our Inula for east
ern shipment can be safely and eucces
fully transported in such ventilated fruit
cars without ice, saving growers the
coßt of refrigerator service on three
fourths of overland shipments. Iv this
connection we u-a tbat the weight of
refrigerator car loads be reduced from
the present minimum of 2400 pounds to
3000 pounds. We ask for this reduction
in weight as we find it impossible to
load 2400 pounds o' many varieties of
fruit into a car and properly refrigerate
tbe same.
We earnestly recommend afiniform
reduction oi tbe present freight rates on
freun fruits, knowing: tbat a iower rate
would greatly assist in wider distribu
tion of our fruit products. We respect
fully urge tbat the transportation com
panies take prompt action with a view
of insuring quicker time and better ser
vice for tbe movement of the fruit crop
of 1891. We further nek that such
special service be performed by the rail
way companies at a minimum rate of
freight not in excess of the present rate
of $1.25 per 100 pounds to Chicago and
common points.
11. P. Stabler, Yuba City,
0. W. Reed, Sacramento.
1. H. Thomas, Visalia.
A. Scott Chapman', San Gabriel.
Nathan W. Blanchaku,
Santa Paula.
Mr. Qeorge Patton introduced tbe
following amendment:
Tbat the railroad companies, in sim
ple justice to tbe orange growers of
California, should reduce their rate in
oranges from 87? i cents a box to 50
cents a box to Chicago.
He spoke briefly for the adoption of
his amendment. On motion of Mr.
Blanchard the original report was
adopted, us was the amendment.
Mr. Lelong called the attention of the
meeting to tbe fact that tbe chamber of
commerce could be secured for a session
in tbe afternoon. Tb3 matter of the
carriage drive arranged by the reception
committee was referred to and it was
decided to meat in the evening at 7 :S0
o'clock and to take the drive in tbe
Mr. Maolin, chairman of the commit
tee on legislation, presented the follow
ing report, which was filially adopted:
Your committee report that it haE
considered the annuai address ot the
president, and repoit that the president
First—A bureau of statistics.
Becond—Au appropriation for the im
portation of predaceous insects.
Third—A vagrant law.
A resolution has been passed request
ing the legislature to appropriate a sum
of money for the importation of insects
beneficial to fruit culture.
The committee has not had the time
to prepare the laws embracing the sub
ject of bureau of statistics, aud a com
mittee be appointed to prepare such
lawß and report the same to its next
fruit growers convention.
If time does not allow the selection of
a committee this committee will take
upon itself the task of preparing the
laws. E. W. Maslin, Chairman.
K. H. 0. Kells,
I. W. Mclntykk.
The report was amended as follows :
"And tbe convention commend to all
horticulturalists tbe careful considera
tion aud etudy of tbe question of tbe
nationalization of railroads."
Mr. Berwick introduced the amend
ments and after some opposition from
Mr. Maslin it was adopted.
Mr. Spragua asked Mr. Maslin for an
estimate of the expenses of legal ad
vice and lobby fees that will probably
be incurred by the committee in the
attending to the passage of the desired
bills through tbe legislature.
Mr. Maslin replied that he was placed
in quite a delicate position by Mr.
Bprague and hardly knew what to say.
"It is a proper question and I ask it
merely as a business proposition, "re
joined Mr. Sprague. "It would be well
for ns to know what it will approxi
mately cost, in order that an appropria
tion can be made."
"I have presented many bills before
the legislature and attended to their
passage, but I have never received one
cent for my services, that I know of,"
said Mr. Maslin. "Not am I aware tbat
it has ever cost the people anything for
having those bills attended to." [Ap
During the discussion the president,
Hon. Elwood Cooper, entered and took
a seat upon the stage, amid applause
from the convention.
Mr. Maslin aleo stated that the report
provided for the appointment of a com
mittee by the chair to attend to the de
sired legislation, but if there was not
time tbe present committee would serve.
A general discussion was held, and it
was finally moved by G. B. Blanchard,
and carried, that the committee be re
tained for tbe work.
The report of tbe committee appointed
to act in regard to the president's ad
dress was then presented by Mr. Hol
man, as follows:
Your committee to which was referred
the address of President Elwood Cooper
beg leave to report:
First—That the report as a whole be
Second—Since tbe transportation,
legislation and other committees have
treated the specific suggestions in Mr.
Cooper's report, we shall limit onr sug
gestions to the recommendation that a
committee be appointed to consider the
question of establishing a permanent
bureau to send out expeditions to every
part of tbe world to investigate parasites
and fungoids, and we recommend that
its committee be instructed to report a
full statement, of facts relative to mat
ters, with suggestions for permanent or
ganization and bb to ways and means to
the next fruit growers' convention.
The report was adopted and the fol
lowing were announced later by the
chair as the committee mentioned in
the report: Elwood Cooper, Santa Bar
bara; Abbott Kinney, Lamanda Park;
S. F. Leib, San Jose; Gen. M. P. Chip
man of Red Bluffs.
Mr. Spragne asked that at the evening
sesßion a question box held.
Mr. Berry of Tulare county told of
Borne practical experiments in bia or
Mr. H. P. Stahler of tbe transporta
tion committee asked that those intro
ducing the amendment meet witb bia
ct mmittee and arrange the original and
tbe amendment in order to read with
more harmony.
This was opposed by Mr. Spragne and
others, who thought that tbe report
would read all right as it was, with the
amendment tacked on.
Mr. Stahler replied that he had merely
made tbe suggestion, and if tbe meeting
did not desire to follow it he was satis
Mr. Sprague then asked for a general
discussion of the cultivation of orchards.
After this dißcusßion was conculded,
the matter of tbe various excursions was
brought un and talked over. But it was
decided that those who would go on the
excursions would hand in their names
during the day, in order that tiie size of
the parties could be determine,!, ,
Mr. Sprague then moved that the dis
cusßion of the evening session be upon
the general work of the horticulturist.
A question box will also be held. This
was carried, and the convention took a
recess until the evening.
Tbe various delegates were driven
about the city and were also taken to
Pasadena, the Hotel Kavmoml and
driven further up the San Gabriel
valley. They expressed themselves as
greatly pleased with the trip and what
they bad seen.
Evening Session.
The final work of the convention was
held in the chamber of commerce
Mr. Griffith called the meeting to
order, and stated the first business on
the programme was the collection of
written questions from various growers
present, which were to be answered so
far as possible.
While the questions were being col
lected by Mr. Sprague, Mr. Berwick
moved that a copy of tbe resolutions in
regard to the Nicaragua canal be sent to
each of tbe congressmen. Carried.
Mrs. Jones was requested to read the
various questions.
Some amusement was occasioned by
the first question she read. She said
tbat as Mr, Maslin'a name was signed to
it she doubted if she would be able to
make it out. However, it proved to
be a request for all possible information
npon the nationalization of railways.
Several other questions were read, but
it wbb decided to take them up begin
ning with ihe last one read, which was
a request for Prof. Kells to toll some
thing of the thinning of fruits.
Mr. Maslin had entered, however, and
by request, from Mr. Berwick the request
about, the nationalization of railways
was read and ended an coming "from
Mr. Maßlin."
This little joke of the tall Monterey
gentleman at Mr. Muslin's expeuse wna
was received with much laughter and
most especially so by the bewhis
kered fighter from San Francisco.
Prof. R. C. Kells then gave an in
structive talk upon the process of thin
ning fruit. He stated that he tried to
keep tbe fruit as near the center as pos
sible; that it was often necessary to thin
They did not thin plums but had
thinned Hungarian prunes. This was
done similarly to the process used in
caring for the peach trees. Often there
were clusters of 60 and 35 plums, of
which one half were taken away.
What are the methods of irrigating
and cultivating orchards in Northern
and Central California? was the second
question treated.
Mr. Adams said that the irrigation in
Santa Clara county was done in the
winter. The ground waa thoroughly
siaked, which was also continued at
intervals so long hb the water lasted.
Tbey would probably irrigate more if
they could get the water.
Mr. Berry spoke of the difference
between irrigated and non-irrigated
fruit. A short discussion %as bad upon
this subject.
Mr. Maslin aaid there was no distinct
Central California system of irrigation.
There waa very little irrigation practioed
in Central California north of San Fran
cisco. In Placer tbey irrigated in tbe
winter. He said tbat the basin system
waa used and that there was no regular
system of irrigation. Part of tbe coun
try was of a granite formation and an
other was of slate. In tbe latter county
the rainfall was about 40 inches, so it
did not require ao much irrigation
as did the granite.
Mr. Moßher of San Jose county spoke
in favor of cultivation. He thought
that there were three thirgs which tbey
should put in more practice. They
were irrigation, cultivation and fertiliza
- Judge Tilden stated that there was
much discussion among the farmers of
the Alameda section as to the advisa
bility of irrigation. Tbe land is laid olf
in blocks and plowed and tbe water is
then run on and the ground is then
thoroughly soaked. The object being to
pnt on six or eight miners' inches of
water. Tbia is done in tbe winter.
When the land is gotten into good con
dition the cnltivation is then begun.
We get very fine crops by this means.
Some of tbe growers also irrigate to a
greater or less degree during the sum
mer. The methods pursued were then
treated and some of bis experiences
given. He declared, however, tbat he
was in favor of irrigating except when
:here was a wet winter.
Mr. Sprague asked what was the result
of irrigation in Central California.
Prof. R. C. Kells told of the experi
ence of Mr. Hatch in Santa Clara county
and in a grey granite soil. Mr. Hatch
is the largest deciduous fruit grower in
California and perhaps the world and he
produces good fruit and heavy crops
without irrigation. He does it by
thorough cultivation. The rainfall was
about 15 to 18 inches.
The speaker thought that the second
cultivation should go deeper than the
Mr. Sprague then asked whether their
last question could not be determined
upon. Some persona had not favored
tbia last statement. He wanted to
know if tbe experimental station could
not investigate the matter and definitely
settle it. It was a most important ques
tion to fruit growers.
A discuesion was held in which
Messrs. Berry, Keller, Berwick and
Sprague took part. Tbe latter was pos
itive in his desire tbat the experimental
stations investigate the matter thor
oughly. They should not take what
the growers had experienced because
different people had had different expe
riences. They could do the work
themselves and form their conclusions
from their work.
After the concluding of this subject
the matter of tne extermination of
gophers was discussed. Various poi
sons were suggested and experiences
with tbem given. Other queries were
also read and answered.
After a short general discussion Mr,
Blanchard of the committee on resolu
tions presented the following, wbich
was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the thanks of this con
vention are especially due to the citizens
of Los Angeles, through their reception
committee, of which the Hon. G. J.
Griffith is chairman, for tbe moßt com
plete and well arranged plant for the
reception of the visiting fruit growers,
and for the crowning effort for their
pleasure in the way of a carriage excur
sion through the cities of Los Angeles,
Pasadena, and portions of the San
Gabriel valley, giving a view of tbe
costly public buildings and beautiful
residences, as well as the luxuriant
groves of citrus trees just now growing,
giving promise for abundant harvest.
Resolved, Tbat the thanks of the con
vention be tendered to the daily papers
of -Lob Angeles who have so faithfully
and accurately reported the interesting
proceedings of the sessions; to the Cali
fornia club for courtesies extended; to
tbe Southern Pacific company for a free
excursion to Port Los Angelea and the
offer of greatly reduced rates tolndio;
also to the Santa Fe company for the
tender of an excursion around the kite
shaped track, and also to the Mt. Lowe
railroad company for the tender of an
excursion over this remarkable road.
Resolved, That to the Hon. Ellwood
Cooper who, in spite of feeble health, so
j ably performed the duties of presiut-nl.
and to the two local vice-presidents,
Hon. Abbott Kinney and G. J. Griffith,
hereby te also tendered thanks for the
able and courteous manner in which
they discharged their duties as chair
men of tbe convention during the ab
sence of President Cooper; also to A. T.
Perkins and Mrs. Jones for important
services rendered as secretaries. M 2
The chair suggested that thanks be
extended the various gentlemen who
read paDera before the convention. This
was unanimously done.
Mr. Berwick of Monterey always up
about the nationalization of railways now
thanked the convention, and assured
them they would hear more of the rail
ways at the next meeting.
On motion of Judge Tilden the con
vention adjourned sine die.
Rex Kicks.
The following letter was left at the
Herald office yesterday, addressed to
tho city editor. The Herald will print
any information about the matter re
ferred to which can be obtained:
Don't you know that the endorsement
of Lelong and tbe horticultural commis
sion was one of the most barefaced and
shameful frauds ever got off on a poor
deluded lot of clodhoppers? The meet
ing was really a star chamber affair —a
kind of a snap convention (a-la Hill)
got together last night when the county
commissioners Wore holding a meeting
in another nlace and when all our fruit
growers had gone home for the day.
These are facts, and the Herald ought
to investigate the matter. Our people,
all those who are in earnest in the mat
ter, will present a petition longer than
the one sent to the legislature before,
condemning tbe action of this white
washing snap meeting of last night.
The Hekalo is the people's paper,
and should look into this matter and
give the fruit growers of Southern Cali
fornia a fair deal. Will you do it?
Tho Heroic Hen.
A friend haa lately told me tho follow
ing story: In the western part of Massa
chusetts a man had a fine stock farm—
that is, a f-rm for raising cows and
horses. But n few weeks ago a fire
broke out in the bam and burned not
only the building and the hay, but most
of the animals also. After tho fire the
owner walked over the ruins. It was a
sad sight to see the charred bodies of his
fine Jersey cows and his high spirited
horses, to say nothing of the money lost
with them.
But at the end of the bam he saw a
sight which touched him more than all
the rest. There sat an old black hen.
He wondered that she did not move her
head to look at him aa lie came near her,
but he thought she must be asleep. He
poked her with his cane, and to his sur
prise the wing which he touched fell
into ashes. Then he knew that she had
been burned to death. But out from
under her came a faint little peep, and
pushing her aside with his cane the man
found—what do you think?—lo little,
live, yellow chickens! The poor hen
had sacrificed her own life to save them
and had held her place in the fire as Cas
abianca held his on the burning deck.
That sight touched the man more than
everything else, and he has to own that
his eyes grew a little more moist than
Take Bromo-Seltzer foriu'omnia
Before retiring—tri»i;bottle 10 cts.
It 1* the Largest Ever Known and Is Worth
8f ,ooo,oo(i —How It Waa Found.
Captain Jonas Anderson of the firm
of Westergaard & Co., shipbrokers of
thiß city, was the center of a group of
curious ones recently as he carefully
opened a box which "had been mailed to
him all the way from Cape Town. As
he unfolded layers of paper wrappings
everybody was on the gui vive, and at
last he triumphantly displayed a plaster
cast of the newly discovered Excelsior
diamond, the largest known in the world.
The discovery of the monster diamond
in the Jagersfontein mine was made on
the evening of Juno 30 last. Captain Ed
ward Jorgitnsonn, the superintendent of
the mine, who is a son-in-law of Captain
Anderson, was just quitting work after
seeing the men out of the diggings when
suddenly a bright lump attracted him,
and he stooped to pick it up. At the same
time a native Basut truck driver saw it
and grabbed it. Captain Jorgansonn told
the native to take it to Manager Gifford.
That gentleman pronounced it a diamond
of the first water and worth about $5,
--000,000. It was a curious fact and much
commented on that a firm, Messrs. Breit
meyer & Bernheimer, had just contracted
with the company to take over all its
finds for one month at a certain price,
and the very first find on their contract
was the Excelsior.
Extraordinary precautions were taken
in transporting it to the coach. A troop
of the Sixteenth lancers escorted it to
Cape Town, where it was transferred to
the gunboat Antelope, and is now de
posited in the Bank of England. The
British government has offered £500,000
for it, which has been declined. The
Chicago IVorld's fair commissioners
wero very anxious to get the giant bit
of costly carbon, and offered to insure
it to the extent of $3,500,000, but the
proprietors were obdurate and would
not let the stone cross the ocean. The
stone ia white, 'with a bluish tinge, and
reflects all the colors of the rainbow.
It measures 8 inches in length, 2J
inches in its broadest part, and weighs'
9711 carats, or 7i ounces avoirdupois.
The only flaw is a small black spot right
in the centre. This, however, can easily
be cut out. The Emperor of Germany
is said to bo negotiating for its purchase.
—Philadelphia Times.
Where 1,000,000 rounds of sugar Is Made
Per Week and Everybody la Happy.
A Napoleonville correspondent of the
New Orleans Times-Democrat writes as
The weather is all that conld be de
sired, and cano cutting and grinding are
further advanced than have ever been
known. Tho yield is excellent and the
extraction far above anything on record.
Mr. L. Godchaux's Elm Hall refinery
barreled up 1,000,000 pounds of Bugar
the past week, tho production of seven
days' grinding. About 000 tons of cane
per day passes through the reliefs, 40,
--000 pounds of granulated sugar falls
from the vacuum pans every six hours,
and under tho skillful management of
Mr. Eddio Godchaux there is no letup in
this vast aggregation of machinery, not
for a minute. With 500 men under his
supervision not one hesitates, but all
know their duty and do it by some kind
of instinct, as it vrere.
During the day 100 wagons feed the
maw of this monster mill with cane, and
at night 500 cars are pulled in with 1,000
tons of cane to appease the ever crying
call for more cane. About eight miles
of railway are required to handle this
vast crop. A Baldwin locomotive will
take the place of mule propulsion in a
few days. Yet with all this immense
acreage and all this cano to handle the
indomitable enterprise of the manager
has led to the incorporation of about 800
iicres more naw land, and even now can
be heard lif terrific blasts of dynamite
operating with fatal effects on the
stumps that block tho progress of the
plow. .
If any one were to mention the fact
that this country was now in the throes
of a great financial panic—that is, in this
section—he would be sent to an asylum
for safe keeping. Times were never bet
ter, and altogether prosperity is on top,
and evervbndv is hanpv.
just an much as a sick and ailing
one, needs Dr. Pierces Favorite
Prescription. That builds up,
strengthens, and invigorates the
entire female system. It regulates
and promotes all the proper func
tions of womanhood, improves di
gestion, enriches the blood, dispels
aches and pains, melancholy and
nervousness, brings refreshing sleep,
and restores health and strength.
It's a powerful restorative tonio
and soothing nervine, made espe
cially for woman's needs, and the
only guaranteed remedy for wo
man's weaknesses and ailments. In
all " female complaints " and irregu
larities, if it ever fails to benefit or
cure, you have your money back.
A great many medicines "relieve"
Catarrh in the Head. That means
that it's driven from the head into
the throat and lungs. But, by its
mild, soothing, cleansing and healing
properties, Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
edy perfectly and permanently cures.
Horseshoes and Nails,
Blacksmith's Coal, Tools, Eta,
U7, 118 and 121 Booth hot Asfeltl gtjgft
Good j
i CooHirjg li
S3 is essential to - <
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11 Digestion?- j I
g a in pastry you cannot have § a
3 g cither without a good short- X g
8 9 cning. Lard has always had <3 a
6 a very objectionable features, 9 S
!< causing indigestion and * M
IB g many other dietetk. trou- != 9
B a bles. Science lias come to t 3
2 2 the assistance of the cook, £ 3
§f3) and of weak stomachs,with gj fa
the new shortening, £ 4
It 19 composed of the choic- II
est beef suet and highly 8 3
refined vegetable oil, in <c 3
many respects as good as X g
B § the finest imported olive 89}
S S oil- Physicians endorse it, ja a
Si § cooking experts rccom- g g
E£j mend it, and thousands & U
p « are now using it in prefer- 3ja
a § ence to any other shorten- x g
3 ing. Refuse allsubstitutes. £5 5|
j| 3 Send threo cents In stamps to N. K. jj Ij
Fulruank <fe Co., Chicago, for hand- «
s/ # Bomo Oottoleno Cook Book, contatn- v y.
■ I ln<{ six hundred recipes, prepared by Jg S
' ) Dinceminent authorities on cooking. % §J
j£ Cottoleae is sold by all grocera. gwq
tf; S) Made only by j
11 N. K. FAIRBANK & CO., M
|1 ST. LOUIS and i t
lf«BioTAb&ll<?i"«' < L . •'•" "• "^"."•'"s.l^^l
l!(?S AXOKI.KS.'i • AU
.lease send thia to some one with cancer
DR. WONG HIM, who nan practiced mcdi
cine In Los Angeles for 18 yeara, and
whose office in at 4>39 Upper Main street, will
treat by medicines all diseases of women, man
and children. The doctor claims that no has
remedies that are superior to all others as a
specific for troubles of women and men, A
trial alone will convince the tick that Dr.
vs one Him's remedies are more efficacious than
can be prescribed. Dr. Wong Him is a ohlnesn
physician of prominence and a gentleman of
responsibility. His reputation is more than
well esiablUhed, aud all persons needing his
»erviG?s can rely upon his skill and ability. A
cure is guaranteed in ev-ry case in which a re
covery is possible, Herb medicines for sale,
639 Upper Main Street, Los Angelea
Los Angeles. Cal., June 17, 1939.
To the Public: lbave been suffering with
pdes and kidney trouble for over five years,
and ha ye Iried several remedies, but all failed
to relieve me. A short time since I tried l!)r.
ong Him, 039 Upper Main street, and I am
now well aud strong, and consider him a first
class doctor, Yours truly.
235 8. Hill at,, Los Angeles, Ual,
Los Angeles, June 9, 1893.
To the Public: For over five years I have
'■c. i. Doubled with nervous sick-headache and
liver (omplalut. 1 didn't seem to find any help
from the many doctors and medicines that I
tried until I tried Dr. w ong Uim, 639 Upper
Main street lam now well. Yours truly,
4S Hinton aye., Los Angele.-, Oal,
to thelltnfortunate.
628 Kearney St.,
tattfalcieat oi Sexual' and
i Its forms, Seminal
Weskneis, Impotency and Lost Manhood per
manently cared. The sick us afflicted aho n!4
not fall I o call upon him. The Doctor has trav
eled extensively In Europe and Inspected the*
oughly the various hospitals there, obtaining
agreatdealoi valuable lnlornvuion, why.h boll
competent to Impart to those 1b need of his nr
vlces. The Doctor cures wbere otbers falL
Try him. Dv GIBBON will make no cbirga
unless ha effects a oarc* Persons at a distance
uI'RED AT HOME. All communications
sirictly confidential. All letters answered la
vlaln envelopes, Oal! or write. A"dre»a
Box I*B7. Ean Francisco, GaL
uiatlaa Lea a ■galea ■bbalp. la-Hl.
Easily, Quickly and Permanently Restored.
Celebrated English Remedy
tiNER/VIA. dfto\
It is sold on a positive Mt 1
guarantee to cure any ffiS aa> wj
form of nervous pros- \»
trationor any disorder 1
of tho genital organs of I
either sex, caused
Before, by oxcessivo use of After-
Tobacco, Alcohol, or Opium, or on account
of youthful indiscretion or over indulgence etc..
Dizziness, Convulsions, Wakefulness, Headache,
Mental Depression, Softening of the brain. Weak
Memory, Bearing Down Pains, Seminal Weakness,
Hysteria, Nocturnal Emissions, Spermatorrhoea,
Loss ot Power and Impotency, which if neglected,
may lead to premature old age an- 4 insanity.
Positively guaranteed. Price. $1.00 a box; 0 boxes
for $5.00. Sent by mail on receipt of price. A written
guarantee furnished with every $5.00 order received,
to refund the money if a permanent cure ia not
Kit ICEMAN A CARPER, UK! N. Spring St.
BY THE LOT OR AORE, In Colgrove, Ca
huenga valley, a western suburb cl Los Ange
les, on the L. A. A P. R. K. No place like it
for a home. Location beautiful. The best of
soil, water, climate, toenery, and frostlets. (lo
and see for yourself: a short drive out; or,
take the Cahuenga dummy railroad. For
further information apply to C. COLE, 232 N.
Main street, Los Angeles, or to SEWARD < OLE,
atoolegrove. 11-10 tf
■lain Office: LOS ANOELES.
Wholesale Yard at SAN PEDRO,
•'vnch Yards—Pomona, Pasadena, Lamanda,
..lusa, Burbank. Placing Mills—Lot Angola,
tnd Poßsona. Cargoes furnished to order.
A Great Bargain.
The Cottroll press an 1 folder on whtoh the
HKaALo was formerly worked ofTls offered for
for sale at a great birgaln. Practically as good
as new. Also a vertical engine.
Apply to
This is an unexampled bargain for cash.
YOUTHB suffering from results of follies of
excesses, causing nervous debility, semiatl
weakness, loss of vigor and memory, despond
ency, diseases of the kidneys, blood and re*
productive organs, gleet, gonorrhoea, syphilis,
varicocele, stricture and many chronic and
destroying disoasei.
MStN older in yesrs, having too frequent
evacuations of bladder, witb loss of vital ma
terial, phosphates, etc., woolly or brlckdust
deposits in urine, which are symptoms of sec
ondary seminal weakness, the loss impoverish
ing the vital organs.
UOMPLIOATIONS-Tlie reason thousand,
cannot get cured of above complaints Is owing
lo complications not understood by ordinary
doctors. Dr. Licbig A Co, have discovered the
secret of curing tbe complications.
FKKK—Our confidential book and diagnosis
sheet sent free on application, securely sealed.
OFFICE hours--u n.m to 9 p.m. Sun
days, 10 to 12.
The Only Genuine
OFFICE, 65 New Wilson Block
Beware of dangerous Imitations,
10-31 tv th sat 3m
Horses and Mules.
At 10 O'clock A. M., at Fashion Sta
bles, 2 It) E. First st.
Comprising 2 large mules, weighing 1300
pounds each: 4 mules, weighing 1000 pounds
each: 1 large truck team; 1 gentleman's dri
ver, can trot better than 3 minutes; it fine sad
dle horses: 6 single driving horses; 30 bead
good and gentle all purpose work horses,
Thia is a consignment of borsei and mules
from the north, and must be disposed of to the
nigiicst and best bidder. All well broken and
guaranteed as represented. Sale positive and
without reserve.
J. MCPHERSON, Consignee.
MATLOCK A REED, Auctioneers.
5 Caveats, and Trade-Marks obtained, and all Pat- \
Sent business conducted for Moderate Fees. i[
£ Our Office is Opposite v. S. Patent office 1 '
Sand we can secure patent in less time than those j,
> remote from Washington. j|
5 Send model, drawing or photo., with descrip-#
ttion. We advise, if patentable or not, free of][
{charge. Our fee not due till Dafent, is secured, ii
* A Pamphlet, "How to Obtain Patents," witb 1 ]
J cost of same in the U. and foreign countries;,
> sent free. Address. , >
J Opp. Patent Office, >
Wines, Lipors and Cigars,
Telephone 187. 10-25
tSucceesors to Clark A Humphreys!
Wholesale and Betall
Office, West Second St., Bnrdlck blast;.
Yards at Redondo and Lo, Angeles. HI If
Fjl Clilclic.:-r'. tfnglLh Diamond RranA
Pennyroyal pills
«>rl«hi»l and Only fienuine. AX
y*.* safe, always reliaMe. ladies, ii
f'Jrk V'rlliM. **> r Ohicketttr'a English f'*Jl\
Brand in lied aud Gold m«MMlio\\CSf
E*a -^^fiW u ' ,,£e,, ■ ffaJed with blue ribbon. Tuke
tW Mjij Win no other. Btfu»c. dangtrou* sufrsfifw- v
I ' fw tions and imitations. At Druggists, op nend 44*
J m Jy in stampa for particulars, testimonial* and
\t» fP " Uellef for Lndles," in Utter, by rrltirt
-X if UtUL 10,000 TfsUmnnlali. ,V«wi« /"Otw.
Chfcheittrr I'hemU-al €o,MmdU<*ii Squartv
floW by ail Loual Orugcuu. Palladia.. Pa.
— r7w. PRIDHAM,
NEAR FIRST. TEL. ti«3. 7-15 ly
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