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LILLIAN'S LOVE LETTERS
Some Rather Racy Missives
Read in Court
A TALE OF HUQS AND KISSES
Tbe Pr«fre» of the Big Damage
Suit
Th. Plaintiff Identifies Baldwin's Epistles and
Telia of Their Correspondence-Some
Pertinent Depositions
Yesterday's hearing of the Ashley-
Baldwin case before Judge Slack de
veloped some racy and rather sensa
tional proceedings. The plaintiff li»
the big damage suit produced and iden
tified a number of letters and telegrams
calculated to throw some light on her
relations with Baldwin, and the pro
ceedings all through were Interesting, to
say the least.
Attorney Sidney M. Van Wyck ap
peared for Miss Ashley In the absence
of James L. Crittenden, who is in the
country.
At the opening of the day's session
the attention of the court was called to
the report of the case In Sunday*
Chronicle, and the matter caused not a
little discussion. Judge Slack said, how
ever, that he had no desire to further
Investigate the "leak," and added that
it had been his opinion from the first
that the trial should be conducted with
LILLIAN ASHLEY
oi>en doora. He suggested that lt might
be advlsuble to hear the rest of the ease
With open doors, but Attorney Van
Wyck opposed the suggestion lor the
reason that It would be unfair to his
client. He said the plaintiff's case was
now about finisHed, while the defense
was just about to begin putting in it»
evidence. He finally withdrew his ob
jections.
Attorney It. H. Lloyd objected to the
opening Of the doora, saying that the
names of prominent third persons who
did not wish to figure publicly in the
litigation should in all propriety be
withheld from the public.
Miss Ashley was called to the stand
once more and was handed for identi
fication several letters and telegram"
purporting to have been written by
Baldwin to herself. She identified them,
nil. She testified that her correspond
ence with Baldwin began when she was
living at her mother's home in Vermont
and continued at interval* over a period
*nf years down to the time when she
made her home with the Thompsons in
Winchester, Mass. Up to the time
Baldwin visited her there in 1891, she
said, his letters were couched in ele
gant terms. He wanted her to come to
his "fairy-land home" and to be his
daughter. She testified that many o f
these letters, as well as other missives
received from Baldwin, had been de
stroyed. She explained that she neve
attached any importance to his letters
mm telegrams until after March 3, 1893.
Among the letters handed to Miss
Ashley for identification was one read
ing as follows:
Baldwin Hotel, San Francisco, Feb.
17, 1892.—Dear Miss Ashley: I am sorry
to have kept you waiting all this time
for an answer to your letters, but If you
will recollect all your letters were sign
ed with your initials, L. A. A. Now, I
had forgotten your last name, as names
are something that I cannot recollect,
and it was only accident that I was look
ing up some old papers and came across
one of your old letters. So here I am
writing to my daughter again, if I may
call you mine. Now, as for not sending
you money for your schooling, my rea
son was that I have been so hard tip
this winter on account of a number of
things that I did not send it. Will ex
plain when I see you. I was In hope"
that you and your friends would come
out this winter. lam coming east next
spring, and I hope to see you then; also
your friends. I will be some time a*
Chicago; It might be that you could
oome out there for a short time. Now,
dear, I have nothing to forgive you for,
as you have not offended me In any way.
and I am coming east to get those dear
hugs and kisses that you say you will
give me. but I think when I see yon
you will be about as bashful as you was
"list fall. Now write me If you think you
THE BABY IN THE CASS
can meet me In Chicago next spring; you
must not have any of your letters laying
around that others might read them.
Destroy after reading them. Now, Miss
Ashley, I want you to be sure and meet
me at Chicago next spring. When I get
there I will write you and send you
money to come; it will a nice school va
cation for you. I think you are just as
nice as you can be. Dots of love and
kisses. Good night, love.
E. J. BALDWIN.
The following letter was also Identified
by Miss Ashley and offered In evidence;
The Baldwin Hotel, San Francisco,
(Cal.), November 13, 1892.—Dear Miss
Ashley: Your note to the Postmaster of
San Francisco I have just received and
hasten to answer. I have been as far
east as Chicago twife this year, as I had
so much business to attend to. My sta
ble did very poorly this year and lost lots
of money. I also received a letter from
you in which you spoke of coming out
here this winter with the people you
live with. I hope you will do so. All the
Raymond excursions stop at the Bald
win. It Is the leading hotel of the Pa
cific coast or of America. I would just
like to be there to give you about 1000
hisses. I suppose you will be at the
World's fair next year. I will be there
from about the 20th of June to October.
I must see you then If not before. Write
as soon as you get this and tell me what
your prospects ars of coming' out this
winter.
I hope you will. Won't we have a good
time? If you come by way of Los An
geles I will meet you there; then you and
your friends can go to the ranch and
stay as long as they want to and lt won't
cost them a cent .and tell them lt shan't
cost them anything at the hotel: Lots
of kisses. Lovingly yours,
B. J. BALDWIN.
Miss Ashley explained tllat at Bald
win's request she sometimes put a spe
cial delivery stamp upon some of her
letters tn him, and Inclosed them to the
postmaster to see that they were spe
cially delivered to Mr. Baldwin.
Th* following letter was one of the
few which Mis Ashley had neglected
to destroy:
The Baldwin, San Francisco, Cal.—
Dear Miss Ashley: I have Just received
your letter written from Tucson, and
yesterday received one from Los Ange
les not saying where you were stopping.
I sent a telegram and It was returned.
I supposed that you would call at the
office to get It. I also sent a telegram
to Colton, on the day you arrived there,
and a telegram came back that the
Raymond party had left at 8 oclock a.m.,
so that you can see hat lt Is no fault of
mine that you are not here, as In my
telegram to Tucson, was for you to come
on here, which you should have done,
as I am going to Los Angeles soon, and
you could have gone back there with
me, then I could have taken you to
Redondo Beach and also to San Diego.
I think you had better come up im
mediately ,as It Is impossible for me to
leave here at present, and when you
come here you, had better register In
some other name, as one or two of your
letters have been read by my daughter,
and by so doing it will not create any
suspicion, and will not place you In any
awkward position. Telegraph me when
you start and the train you come on,
and I will meet you up the road. Hurry
up and come. Lovingly yours,
E. J. BALDWIN.
The telegrams referred to are as fol
lows:
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Feb. 18. 1893.
—to Miss L. A. Ashley, Tuceon: Impos
sible to meet you at Colton. Come on to
the Baldwin. San Francisco; there is no
danger coming alone.
B. J. BALDWIN.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Feb. 23. 1893.
—To Miss L. A. Ashley, Westmin
ster hotel, Los Angeles, Cal.: I will be
at Los Angeles about the sth of March.
You had better come here, then you can
go back with me. E. J. BALDWIN.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 2,1893.
—To L. Ashley, Westminster hotel, Los
Angeles. Cal.; Sent yesterday at 10a. m.
money for fare by Western Union. You
can return with me to Los Angeles.
E. J. BALDWIN.
Attorney Highton handed Miss Ash
ley a letter written by herself to James
R. Wood in the summer of 1893, In which
she told Wood of her trouble and ex
pressed tho hope that Wood would find
Baldwin, as she had been unable to do
so since seeing him at St. Louis on June
19, 1893.
Attorney Van Wyck handed Miss Ash
ley several other telegrams from Bald
win to herself, which she identified, be
sides letters from herself to James R.
Wood. They.were not offered'in evi
dence, the right to do so being reserved.
The letters from Wood were replies to
letters written by Miss Ashley. The re
direct examination of Miss Ashley was
THE Bid BROTHER, E. PORTER ASHLEY
then postponed until Attorney Van
Wyck could further acquaint himself
with the exhibits.
The depositions of E. Porter Ashley,
Dr. J. W. Trustworthy, Nancy C. Dren
nen and Dr. Richard J. Mohr were read
and offered In evidence. Ashley, the
brother of the plaintiff, testified to his
sister's previous good character. He
said that he arrived in California on
March 15. 1893, and met Raldwln. who
on several occasions promised him em
ployment. Subsequent to his sister's
trip East In May. 1893. he learned of
Baldwin's Intimacy with her. About
that time, he said, Baldwin's business
manager, H. A. Unruh. came to him and
advised him to go East, offering to pay
bis fare, but he declined the offer. Ash
ley stated that he lived with bis sister
at 129 South Olive street, Los Angeles,
at the time her child was born, Decem
ber 7, is:i3.
Dr. Trueworthy's deposition related
the fact of the child's birth, as did also
the deposition of Nancy C. Drennen,
who was present In tlie capacity of
nurse. Both Stated that the name of
the father was given in the birth re
port as E. .1. ("Lucky") Baldwin.
Dr. Richard ,T. Mohr of I'asadena de
posed that he had been Miss Ashley's
Physician for two years and that her
reputation in Pasadena was good. In
his deposition he went on to say that
she worked hard In h?r manicure par
lors and was patronized by the wealthy
nnd cultivated ladies of the city, all of
whom felt sorry for her misfortune.—
San Francisco Chronicle. -
A Snake Story
"Speaking of snakes," said Roland
Truitt to a representative of this paper
the other day, "reminds me of a snake 1
saw up by the Geysers twenty-two years
ago.
"I've seen many a rattler and killed
not a few in my lifetime, some big and
others smaller. In early days they were
more plentiful than now. still the man
who puts it in tlie story papers tha*
snakes are no more in Sonoma county
misses the mark widely.
"Rut » return to my story. I wa<>
out on the Geyser ranch, and one morn
ing started out to gather in some stock.
I hadn't gone a great ways from home
when I heard an unearthly whizzing
sound, and straight ahead of me I saw
a snake that made the hair of my head
stand on end. He lay stretched out for
fully eight feet, and his head was as
big as a large sized pug dog's, which it
much resembled. The rattles were as
big as a teacup and there were plenty of
them. That snake was as big around
as a stove-pipe.
"Ordinarily when I see a rattler If I
am at an advantage I give It battle, but
I concluded to forego the pleasure and
beat a hasty retreat.
"I never saw the monster again, but
Tom Crawford, who drove the Geyser
stage In those days, did. He verified
my statement In every respect. When
he saw the reptile lt was stretched
across the Geyser road, and he waited
with his stage-load of people until it
got ready to pull Itself off the thorough
fare.
"When I went to look after my stock
after that I always felt a queer sensa
tion, and for many years I was fearful
lest I might meet the monster. This
agony I was spared, however."—Healds
burg Enterprise.
Try our port and snerry wines at 75
cents per gallon. T. Vache & Co., Com
mercial and Alameda streets Telt
ph.u 309.
My prices for wallpaper beat all the city.
A. A. Eckstrom. 324 South Spring street.
LOS ANGELES HERAjLD: FRIDAY MORNTN"G, JTJ3-TE S, 1896.
MINES AND MINERS
The Barassa Mining; and Milling com
pany, with offices at 150 South Broad
way, are pushing the erection of their
stamp mill on the Christopher Colum
bus claim in Kern county. This claim,
being one of the six claims owned by
this company, has been developed and
carries an Immense quantity of free
milling ore. Mr. M. V. Freebey, the
president of the company, now at the
mine, reports that the stamps will be
dropping by June 15th. Build inP,s are
being erected, and the activity of the
company has aroused general enthus
iasm in Kern county.
Ferris Notes: The Santa Rosa mine is
now working with' a force of thirty-six
men, which number will shortly be in
creased.
Tht; by-laws of the Hemet valley min
ing district were filed with the county
recorder last Friday. This is a new
district recently organized east of Straw -
berry valley.
Riverside county produced $378,156
worth of minerals during 1895, most in
gold, as against $160,956 the previous
year.
The Leon mine continues to improve
as development work is prosecuted, and
the stock is climbing higher and higher.
The extraordinary development of the
Queen of Night mine, at Vanderhllt, Is
attracting the attention of mining men
all over the Pacific coast. For some
weeks past the shift has been cutting a
ledge of free-milling gold ore, which, at
the present depth of ninety feet, Is be
tween three and three and a half .feet
wide, averaging $165 to the ton.
The secretary of the interior has de
cided that the official survey of a min
ing claim must be In accordance with
the recorded notice of location as of rec
ord at the time of the order authorizing
the survey. In the absence of an or
ganized mining district the record of a
mineral location should be made in the
recorder's office of the county in which
the land is situated.
A gold brick valued at $251 resulted
from a clean-up of two tons of ore from
the Star mine, in the Virginia Dale dis
trict, last week. The property is own
ed by Stewart and Deberry of Colton.
The gentlemen think they have a good
body of $125 ore and will put half a dozen
men at work this week developing the
property.
The Mint group of mines, near Klein
felter station, west of Needles, was sold
this week to the Irish syndicate for $120 -
000, through Joseph Brown of San Ber
nardino. The transfer and paying of
the forfeit money occurred on Thursday
The new owners will soon begin active
work on the property.—Needles' Eye.
In speaking of C. E. Lane's property
near Yuma, which is attracting so much
newspaper attention at present. Mr.Ma
son of San Francisco said to the Yuma
Sentinel that when he was there the
shaft was down 200 feet, with a number
of drifts. No work has been done in the
mine since, as they are getting a stamp
mill and water on the property.
There Is an Immense deposit of ore
and from careful estimates made at
that time the ore was placed between
JoOO.OOO and $800,00, Mr. Mason's esti
mate of $500,000 being the lowest The
development work has been done in
such a manner as to admit of an approx
imate estimate of the ore body to the
200 foot level. A test of this quartz
made in the ITtica mill went $160 per ton.
He states that he is satisfied some of the
rock will mill fully $500. The deposit
or vein decreases In size in depth.though
It greatly increases in richness, and at
the bottom of the shaft is ten feet in
width.—Prospector.
Another big strike was made a few
days ago in the McHaney district in
San Bernardino county,east of Banning
by the Eagle Cliff Mining company at
one of Its claims. At a depth of seven
ty-flve feet twenty inches of ore was
struck that will run $100 per ton. The
company has sunk fifteen feet into the
ore. which Is still growing wider.
The Yukon country maintains its high
reputation for yields of gold In Its placer
mines. Last season fully $1,200,00 in
gold dust and nuggets was taken out
One of the richest dry placer discov
eries in the history of California has
been made in Coulterville by three min
ers working as day laborers on the
premises of Francisoo Brescia With
mater iL'Y\ , mnn,t ° r s or sluice rockers.
$1400 In gold was taken out In one day
and the prospects are favorable for a
further increased yield.
L. H. Emerson, a miner of forty years'
experience, reports the discovery of a
mountain" of gold-bearing ore located
between Holcomb and Bear Valley The
ore is said to be free milling quartz
and while It will run but from $7 to $10
per ton. the quantity Is of such magni
tude and so easy of access that it may
be mined as an ordinary stone quarry—
the cost of mining and milling not ex
ceeding $1 per ton.—Redlands Cltro
grapli.
The Gillespie mine, an extension of
the Congress, has been sold to the Con
gress Gold Mining company for $30,000
Assayer. Hetherlngton has lately ad
ded a Blake rock crusher to his assaying
plant. The rock breaker crushes the
samples to about the size of peas- the
crushed rock is then put through a
Luckhurt pulverizer, which reduces it
to a powder.- Everything Is arranged
so that no loss of any of the rock placed
either in the crusher or pulverizer
can possibly occur. The rock crusher
and pulverizer are run by gasoline en
gine power. It is but the work of a min
ute to put through an ordinary sample
while large samples which under the
hand methods caused considerable work
to prepare, can now be disposed of in
double-quick time.—l'rescott Courier
,v ~, n Tiern ardlno Sun publishes
i?. c , tH !'" wl " K mining notes from the
Black Hawk district:
The Black Hawk Gold company has
lately struck a rich body of ore in one
of Its group of mines. The last five as
says, made by W. J. Adams of Los An
geles, show $331, $51, $75, $27 and $10 75
In gold and a few cents In silver.
O. G. Leach has lately shipped from
his Opera mine a carload of ore that
assays in the neighborhood of $100 a
ton in gold. Mr. Leach is now down
seventy feet on his last shaft, show ing
a rich body of ore in the face. The
Opera bids fair to become an Important
bullion producer before long.
Sherman of New York, an expert, has
lately visited Lucky Baldwin's gold
property.
Harrison, a Denver expert, has again
been out to the Rose, lt Is on the cards
that this property, with the adjoining
gold mines, may change hands ere long.
E. C. Cliappell is shipping a carload
of gold ore from his mine near Cox's
ranch.
The famous Hopper mine on Cherry
creek, bonded by Mr. Gillette and others,
and which has been actively worked
since the sth day of February is closed
down. The reason for closing is not
known. There has been 250 feet of de
velopment work by means of tunnels
and shafts and the ledge shows strongly
throughout the mine. There is over 100
tons of ore on the dump which runs on
an average of $9 per ton, while there are
pockets which assay $125.—Prescott
Courier.
Orln Staples came in from the desert
Saturday and reports having sold his
one-third interest in the Lead Pencil
mine to his co-owners, Pahl and Deck
er, of Victor, for the sum of $3000. This
mine is situated about ten miles north
of Victor and in the vicinity of the Sde
Winder mine, and bids fair to become
a rival to that noted property, which
was recently sold to Oregon capitalists.
The Lead Pencil mine Increases in
width and richness of ore as depth is
attained. At a depth of nearly 100 feet
a large vein of high grade ore is exposed.
Mr. Staples has other claims of merit
adjacent to this property and intends
developing them at once.
He also reports ten or a dozen railroad
teams at Victor, presumably for tlie pur
pose of grading the proposed new rail
road from Victor to the Colorado river.
—San Bernardino Times Index.
Sia Water lor London
A sea water supply for London is again
under discussion. A bill permitting
the introduction of such a supply passed
parliament some time ago, but was
never made use of, the present promot
ers urging that they found the prouosed
capitalization and supply too small
when they canvassed lor subscribers.
The old scheme was for a daily supply
of about 1,600,000 U. S. gallons, while
the present plans are for 12,000,000 U. S.
gallons, lt is proposed to lay an in
take at Lansing, between Brighton and
Worthing. This Intake would terminate
In a pump well from which water would
be lifted to a 12,000,000-gallon settling
reservoir, with Its bottom about ten
feet below high water. From thtls res
ervoir the water would be pumped to
another one of 12,000,(100 gallon capacity,
500 feet above the sea, from which it
would flow by gravity to still another
of the same size at Epsom, 200 feet above
the sea. The intatke would be 36 incite*
In diameter and the pumping and grav
ity mains would range, It appears, from
36 to 30 Inches In diameter. The pro
moters hope to supply some smaller mu
nicipalities besides London, and count
on a demand for salt water for a great
variety of public and private purposes,
even boasting that they can furnish lt
cheaper for street sprinkling than the
present local companies can pump it
from the Thames. It is stated in this con
nection that the first English town to
use sea water was liyde, more than forty
years ago; that the next was Tynemouth,
in 1872, and that since then it has been
introduced In eighteen enumerated
places, besides some others. AH these
towns( it is Implied, are on the sea coast.
—Mexican Herald.
Silk Skirt, to Wear With Summer Clown,
In order to make a great saving of
laundry bills at the various summer re
sorts, and also to obviate the necessity
of counting many muslin skirts In the
summer outfit, much use is made of
strong American surah or taffeta silks
and moires in many tints, adapted In
color to the gown with which they are
to be worn. The moires in all silk are of
course expensive. The moires with a
linen woof and a silken surface wear ex
cellently and retain their dressing the
entire season. They come in white and
dainty colors and the cost is hut little.
One slender band of curvalctte is run
through the skirt binding at the hem to
give a graceful outward curve. Both
silk and moire skirts are trimmed with
ruffles and frills of the material that are
either lace-edged or pinked.—New York
Evening Post.
Another American opera has been
born, this time in Chicago, its title,
"John and Priscilla," prefigures in a plot
of more than usual interest to New
England people, who never tire of hear
ing the story of John Alden and Pris
cilia Mullens.
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FRUIT AND FARM
It will be remembered that there was
an "unusual" warm spell In the winter;
according to Mr. VV. L. Rice, one of the
Ventura county horticultural comisslon
ers, that warm spell Hastened the up
ward How of sap; then commenced a
series of winds which dried the sap be
fore lt reached the fruit spurs. We feel
sure that Mr. Rice's theory is the cor
rect one, because In some localities
where there has been no frost severe
enough to Injure the most dellimte
plants, the fruit sets are as scarce as
In places where there was frost. Still
the spring has been cool, some say the
coolest, most backward one In thirty-five
years.
Tne writer recently visited the Ojal
valley, which is rapidly coming to the
front as a fruit section. There have
boon no frosts there the past winter that
have affected any kind of fruit trees,
and still, in most of the deciduous or
chards there v> ill be a great shortage.
I.,ci k of moisture cannot be claimed, as
there has been rainfall sufficient for the
trees; lack of cultivation of the soil can
not be claimed, either, because In some
orchards examined the ground is in per
fect condition, the trees are looking vig
orous, and still there Is the same short
age of fruit. No theory save that of the
drying winds (which, though not heavy
in many places, have been general) can
be accepted by many orchardlsts. But
citrus and small fruits seem to be all
right (except where the birds are help
ing themselves too generously to ber
ries, etc.,) and field crops, especially hay,
wdll not be disappointing.—El Barbar
eno. >
The horticultural commissioner mud
dle has at last been settled in accord
ance with the ruling of Judge Otis that
the commission must consist of three
persons, the supervisors appointing
W. J. Melville to complete the trio. New
that the fight of the commissioners has
been settled it is hoped they will return
their attention to the orchard Interests
of the county and demonstrate to the
taxpayers that it is profitable to the pub
lic to maintain .such a commission. That
such a commission, working Intelligently
and in harmony, can greatly advance the
horticultural Interests of San Bernardino
county there is no question, but unless
it has a settled policy, and pursues its
work accordingly, little good will be ac
complished. Fighting each other on the
question of the virtues of the Rhlzoblus
as an effective destroyer of the black
scale the while the latter is allowed to
spread from orchard to orchard through
out the county instead of arresting the
plague by some means is neither edi
fying nor profitable to the taxpayers.
What they want to witness is a war of
extermination on the black scale and
other fruit pests, and they believe that
the most economical manner nf waging
war Is to make It "sharp, short and de
cisive."- -Ontario Observer.
A recent number of' the Oakland, En
quirer says the horticultural commis
sioners inspected the fruit on sale m the
fiee market of that city and found a
quantity of oranges, either of Japanese
or Australian production, which were
from oiseased trees. The fruit w:»s
small and thickly covered with small
black BpeOKS, denoting the presence of
scale Insects. He ordered the dealers to
cease selling this fruit, which had al
ready been condemned in San Francisco.
The particular Insect infesting tine,,
oranges is known as the Chianaspis cit
rl, or orange Chianaspis.
From present Indications there should
be large profits for nurseymen wdio
have young orange trees of the choice
varieties for sale. At present the de
mand iv many parts of Southern Cali
fornia is considerably greater than the
supply. This is said to be especially the
case at Riverside where good budding
trees whieli were formerly plentiful and
cheap, are now scarce and high. Prices
there range from 50 cents to $1 per tree,
and nurserymen are looking for still
higher figures. They anticipate an in
creased demand from some of the north
ern and central counties where the
acreage set to oranges Is being rapidly
increased by ranchers w ho have faith in
the possibilities of what is known as the
northern citrus belt.—San Diego Union.
The San Francisco Chronicle says of
the peach crop: "The outlook for peach
es, as shown by our reports, is decidedly
better than for apricots and cherries.
There are but one or two first-class crops
reported from an Important peach dis
trict, but. on the other hand, the very
poor crops reported are few. Half the
reports show thoroughly good- crops,
and not over one-quarter of them re
port really poor crops. When we consid
er the ability of the peach to grow in
size when not crowded on a limb, we
may be fully encouraged to expect a
very substantial crop In this fruit, al
though It is certain that many individ
uals have greatly suffered. Peaches,
In the condition In which they were
generally In this state in the middle of
April, will endure about two degrees
more of frost than apricots."
The San Franejsrn Fruit Grower,
through Prof. Hussman, has this to say
as to Mr. Bandschu's estimate of this
year's vintage:
"This gentleman, whose opinion as a
member of one of the oldest firms in San
Francisco, as well as the fairest and
most successful In the wine trade, is
certainly entitled to consideration.Bund
schu does not believe, after these frostts,
that there will be more that 8.000,000 gal
lons produced in this state this year,
and as he estimates the consumption
at home and abroad 15,000,000 gallons,
and as the bulk of the cellars in the
country are empty, or engaged, there will
be a deficit of 7,000,000 gallons. From this
he concludes that common wines must
advance from 5 to 7 cents per gallon
and finer wines from 10 to 20 cents. He
also believes that fully two-thirds of
the crop of first growth has been de
stroyed and that the second crop can
not be depended upon,as it generally pro
duces a light, sour wine. While I value
tiie opinion of Mr. P.undsohu very highly
1 cannot help but differ with him in
a few points. The last season gave us*
oidlng to the best reports we have,
only 10.uu0.000 gallons, or thereabout,
when we had no destructive frosts, I
cannot see, If t wo- thirds of the. first crop
are destroyed, as he presumed, how hu
could produce 8,000,000 gallons with frost,
phylloxera and other things to be taken
Into considers.tion,"
Speaking of the possibility of making
wine of Muscat grapes by blending
them With different kinds of purely
wine grapes, the Selfna Enterprise says:
"The proportion is about one-third
Muscat to two-thirds other varieties.
Then-fore, to utilize our raisin vine
yards for wine-making, it would taku
two acres of wine grapes to one of Mus
cat. P.ut as there ate only a few ai res
in the former In the entire country,
it is evident that relief must come from
Bonn' other source, and the only avenue
is the manufacture Of brandy. Put. in
make this will require the Investment
of large capital in a distillery and cel
lars, while the product would have to ba
kept for three or four years before be
ing put on the market. This means tha
locking up of a large amount of cap
ital for an extended period, and it i»
scarcely posible that any one can ba
found who would be willing to make
such an investment,"
Cranberries are the latest addition to
varied horticultural interests of South
ern California, and Cajon Pass will b«
the scene of the experiment, says ths
San Bernardino Times-Index. In con
nection with his Investigations in Cajon
Pass, while choosing a site for the mill
of the Cajon Dumber and Box factory,
S. L. Crow noted a piece of marshy land,
which Impressed him as being very sim
ilar lo the cranberry marshes of New.
Jersey and Virginia, and with which,
he is familiar. There is something Ike
ten acres In the tract n question, and Mr.
Crow, along with John VS. Light, deter
mined to experiment and at once sent,
an order east for I'lii cranberry plant*
of bushes. They will be set out at once
and the experiment given an opportun
ity to establish the postblUty of such)
OUlturs in Southern California.
The cranberry harvest comes in Sep
tember and October. When the yield
is good It reaches 126 bushels per acre,
and at prices now realized, means a,
profit of $800. The- are other smaH
marshy tracts In the vicinity of this city,
which might be utilized n the same way.
and if the Cajon Pass experiment should
prove successful. other cranberry
marshes will be brought Into cultiva
tion.
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