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IB 1877 the Colton Land, and Water company deeded to the Western Devel opment company about 600 acres of land for a town-site. This land, which lies near the southwest portion of the county, was to be held lmfjolnt and equal ownership by the two corporations. On this land the city of Colton now stands. It was then little better than a desert. The face of the earth, without shade or •belter, was scorched by the direct and Intense rays of a semi-tropical sun. The tract which wa9 then arid, uncultivated and almost uninhabited, is today abun dantly supplied with water of the finest qually, is enriched by lndusry, and has Of late years been embellished by the hand of taste. Colton is situated on gently sloping ground! and is surrounded by extensive tracts of highly fertile land .which produce cereal and root crops as well as a great va riety of citrus and deciduous fruits. The ■oil is wonderfully rich. It ls surmised that its lower stratum is the bed of an ancient lake, and year by year the soil to deepened by the action of the sun and rain, which, like powerful solvents, re duce the racks to powder and send it down to fertilize the valley below. The •oil is of great depth and richness, and probably no locality is capable of pro ducing a greater variety of semi-tropical fruits, grapes, vegetables and grain than Colton and the country around it. Land which will produce grain bundant ly is, however, too valuable for such purposes. Hence* the mesa land, known as the terrace, ls devoted almost exclu sively to citrus fruits. Such abounds ln the finest and most productive orange groves that are found' anywhere to de light the eye and regale every sense. Among the principal growers in this section are Mrs. W. R. Fox, A. Lantz, Ml. Archibald, Milo Gilbert, E. E. Gil bert, Hubbard' & Johnston, Mrs. J. W. Davis, Mrs. Hutchinson, F. M. Hubbard, Dr. Sprecher, E. F. Van Luven, W. W. Wilcox, J. B. Hanna, John Terry, Mrs. Adkin, George Wilson and A. S. Fox. All of these groves are beautifully sit uated, commanding a lovely view to the east as far as Crafton, and taking in also ths superb mountain masses which stand like giant guardians around the valley. The Colton orange, ln size, beauty and flavor, ls not surpassed anywhere on earth, and has taken premiums where • ever the fruit has been exhibited and always commands the top notch in the eastern markets. The grape also thrives admirably around Colton. There, Is in the district a large vineyard of raisin grapes* and several hundred acres of wine grapes The fruit is of fine Color, firm texture and delicious flavor. Large quantities of claret, ainfandel, port and angelica are manufactured in the vicinity. The soil ls well adapted to the olive and the fig, and yields an excellent re turn to the horticulturists. Apricots, LESS BREAD THE LONGER LIFE LONDON, Sept. 10.—(Special Corre spondence to The Herald.) Medical acier.ce has just made the startling an nouncement that bread is the most prolific cause of disease and death to be found in the catalogue of foods. The staff of life becomes tbe staff of death, and some of the most eminent of savants are declared to have endorsed the state ment that to live long «c must avoid bread, the king evil of the starchy foods. No less a personage than T. P. O'Con nor has headed the lay movement in favor of no bread, and in the future, If his leadership be followed, banners In scribed "Bread or Blood," which have so often appeared in English labor pro cessions, will be entirely out of date. This is not advanced as a mere theory, but as a statement of simple fact, and the reasons deduced from the bristling array of indisputable assertions bear the merit of possessing entire logic, garnished with that best of all mental attributes, common sense. Among the advieates quoted are Dr. Densmore, the hygienic expert of the United States; the late Sir Isaac Holden, Doctor Salisbury of New York, Major Pond, the famous manager of America, and' a number of others. Dr. C. D. Evans, a member of the Royal College of Sur geons, says, in speaking of this new theory: "The gradual accumulation of earthy matter (lime, etc..) in the system causes the characteristics of "old age," and from this it follows that the less lime our diet contains, tbe longer do we live. Roughly speaking, the analysis of foods, in regard to longevity, have the following order: First (and best) fruit, second fish, third, animal food, fourth vegetables, fifth (and worst) cereals (including bread). Bread as an article of diet, after the age cf twenty, most certainly decreases the age of man. His so-called "staff of life" is often the Indirect cause of his premature declension." The remedy for this is stated to be, by those who claim to know, a subsistence upon hot water and chopped beef. This treatment, it ls declared, was conceived by a New York doctor. Here is a case In point that was called to my attention, the friend who related it to me saying: "In May last I was struck by the ever increaelng pain and weakness of a poor girl, a dressmaker, no longer able to pursue her calling in spite of good and prolonged medical aid. With her con sent, I took her into my houseand sub jected her to a thorough trial of this New York doctor's plan. A month ago she returned to her home, a bonny, buxom soul, with eight kilos added to her weight; rosy, happy, as strong and hearty as any one could wish to be. The fact was commented upon by her neigh bors, and presently I was asked to come and see a young woman given up by three well known doctors here—one French, the other two Italian—ten month* ago as a hopeless consumptive, an 4 declared by them a fortnight earlier than my visit, as having but ten days or po so live. When i saw her I be* Ileved them, and did not think she would survive that night. "Still I remembered the doctor's clear ' Instructions, and his reiterated state ment that 'consumption is curable in all its stages if only the patient lives long enough.' I doubted her being able to swallow the first dose of hot water I ordered for 6 a. m. the following morn ing. I felt my responsibility in confis cating all her drugs was small. She did drink the hot water and. all the min utiae prescribed by the New York doc tor were faithfully carried out. On the second day even there was a decided change for the better, and in four days and nights the pathological changes were so marked that I found myself astounded, like the patient and her fam ily. In a fortnight the night sweats and fever had' so diminished as to become unimportant. "Now the patient Is safe, if she will but continue the cure until there is per fectly new tissue formed, a three years' process probably. She is, how ever, an hysteric, strongly emotional, and with returning strength is clamor ing already for bread (which she liked new), and for vegetable soups. It may prove impossible, unless removed from her house and temptation, to keep her strictly lo the cure for so long. Heart diseases (most of them), cancer, loco motor ataxia, rheumatism, gout, most fotmS of asthma, paralysis, many forms of lunacy and brain diseases, are de clared to spring from this same cause of baleful nourishment, bread." Said a well known English doctor, who for private reasons declined the use of his name, when conversing with me the other day on this same subject: "The fundamental idea of this doc trine of diet is that starchy food Is main ly digested, not in the first stomach—l use non-technical language—but in the inteftines, and that such food is for that reason more difficult of digestion, ard therefore less healthy. There are ex ceptions—for example, rice, though pre dominately starchy, is not so difficult of digestion; but the general rule is as I have put it. Apply this principle as to the d'eleteriousness of starchy food to our daily habits. The chief food which is used daily by all of us It bread. Bread conta!ns3s to 40 per cent of starch. If it be true that predominantly starchy food is unhealthy then bread must be eminently so. "The case against bread is stated with great lucidity and from various points of view by Dr. Densmore, ar. American writer on hygiene. Bread, Dr. Densmore maintains. Increases indi gestion, is a potent factor in the creatien of obesity 3nd hastens oldege. Mr. Row botham, who practiced medicine in Sockport ln the '40's, published a pamphlet in 1845, which is quoted by Dr. Densmore, and which puts the case against bread more emphatically than anything else I have read. "Mr. Rowbotham used ln his pamph let the phrase, 'earthy matter.' 'The solid earthy matter,' wrote Mr. Row botham, 'which, ay gradual accumu LOS ANGELES HERALD t SUNDAY MORNING, SKFIEMBfaR 26, 1897 Twenty Years of in Colton lation in the body, brings on ossification, rigidity, decrepitude, and death is prin cipally phosphate of lime or bone mat ter, carbonate.of lime or common chalk, and sulphate of lime or plaster of Paris, with, occasionally, magnesia and other earthy substances.' " 'The only difference,' writes Mr. Rowbotham later on, in the body be tween old age and youth is the greater density, toughness and rigidity, and the greater proportion of calcareous earthy matter which enters into its com position. The definition of earthy mat ter being thus understood, the full scope of the following denunciation of bread by Mr. Row botham will be appreciated: 'Bread (from wheaten Hour), when con sidered ln reference to the amount of nu tritious matter it contains may with jus tice be called the staff of life; but, in re gard to the amount of earthy matter, we may, with equal justice, pronounce it the staff of death." " "Bread, the 'staff of death'—here, In deed, is a statement, startling, if not apalling, if true. But is it true? Agood many people certainly think so- now. Some such idea of the harmfulness of bread lies at the root of many of the sys tems now so popular for reducing obes ity and removing indigestion." In view of these statements, which have been selected with the idea of giving the consensus of opinion, as well as presenting known facts, it really seems to 'the unprejudiced mind that there must at least be something in the theory that bread is not all that has been claimed for it. Therefore, this is the problem which must be decided: Is bread really the staff of life, or is it rather the promoter of death? "That man says there are cartloads of gold at the Klondike." "Is he a practical miner?" "I guess he must be. He says he's not going to give up his position as watchman to go up and dig for It."— Washington Evening Star. ABIRDSEYE VIEW OF COLTON, 1 897 -By Courtesy of the Colton Chronicle ABIRDSEYE VIEW OF COLTON, 1887 FINDING H. ARKWRIGHT'S BODY The Offlcer Who Was Lost on Mt. Blanc Years Ago From the Department of the Haute Savoie comes the very Interesting ac count of the- discovery of the remains of the officer who perished among th? glaciers of Mount Blanc, with his three guides, on October 13,1866—nearly thirty one years ago. It appears that M. Payot, who ls living at the Chalet dee, Bossons, in the neighborhood of Chamou nix, was returning from an excursion, when he preceived fragments of a hu man form, still partially clothed, in a hollow aboult twenty-five feet in depth. He went on to Chumoulnx and related what he had seen, and M. Emile Fon taine, a merchant dwelling in the Aiene, who is there on a visit, at once announc ed his determination to proceeed to the spot. He started ln company with a guide, for the purpose of exploring the place, and not far from the scene of the original discovery he found another part of the corpse, also covered with gar ments. Descending Into the ravine in which It was lying at considerable per sonal risk, M. Emile Fontaine removed from the waistcoat the watch chain which was still affixed to it. but as water was falling ln a veritable cascade at that moment he did not attempt to carry away the remains. On his return how ever, to Chamounix, he lost no time ln reporting the result of his investigation to the mayor, who immediately proceed ed with several guides and gendarmes to the spot. After dilllgent search they discovered, besides the remains already mentioned, a portion of the neck and two arms, both ln a remarkable state of preservation, for the flesh, although dried up and. Withered, wasstlll adhering to them, several bones were also strewn about, and, in addition to the watch chain to which reference has been made, a gold shirt stud,adorned with a diamond, a eoarf pin ln gold, also embellished with a diamond on a blue enameled ground, a five franc piece with the effigy of Napoleon. 111, and bear ing the date of 1804, and last, and by no means least important, a handkerchief, marked "H. Arkwright," were found. It was this which led to the identifica tion of tho remains. At the request of j the mayor of Chamounix, Dr. Maurice i (Springer, professor of thte faculty of I medicine, who was at the Bossons gla cier at the time of this discovery, has ' drawn up a report, showing that a sub sequent inquiry has confirmed the con viction that these must be the remains of Captain Henry Arkwright, of the J Eighty-fourth regiment, who, as has been stated, perished, on the spot nearly | thirty-one years ago. — London Tele i graph. Indians as Orators Representative Indians of the Seneca nation are to deliver addresses at the exercises to be held in Geneseo in com memoration of the centennial annivers ary of the treaty of Big Tree. By thlc treaty the Seneca Indians conveyed to Robert Morris all the Indian lands ir, the state of New York west of the Gen esee river, except ten tracts of land re served by the Indians for their own use. The several historic societies in western New York are deeply interested in the celebration, which is under the Imme diate direction of the Livingston County Historical society. The site of the coun cil house in which the treaty was nego tiated and the Wadsworth house in which the dignitaries who attended tbe negotiations were entertained, will be special points of interest. John S. Min ard of Fillmore, president of the Alle ghany County Historical society, will deliver the historical address, and there will also be an address by Wallace Bruce of Brooklyn.—New York Evening Post. Robinson—l think a law should be passed to stop cigarette smoking. Perkins—Oh, no! There ls too much of It done now.—Puck. A CHILKOOT PASS TRAMWAY Contrary to the general belief that the spring and summer months are the only ones ln which to attempt to reach the Klondike country from the coast Cap tain Peter H. Peterson, an old time Cali fornia miner insists that the best and easiest time is midwinter. Captain Peterson has had nine years' experience ln Alaska, two of which were devoted to earring freight over Chilkoot pase. He has caught the fever afresh and pro poses to start from San Francisco in the dead of winter and guide a party over the Chilkoot in record-breaking time. His plan is a novel one based largely on his own successful experience two and three years ago. "November," eaysCap tain Nelson "ls the best time to make the Chilkoot trip. Then there Is no rain to wet your supplies. All you have to do ' ls to guard against the cold. "For two years I had a tram way over the Chllkoot, hut I left there two years ago. Since then others have tried to operate a traimway, but they were not so successful as I was. With my tram way I took over a steamer twenty-six feet long and eight feet beam, built ln Portland. I took over a good many of the earlier outfits in use on the Yukon. "I am going to put up another tram way, but only to get over the outfits of my party, every man of which will take with him a ton of supplies. And lam not going to have any man along who is not alble to manage that big an outfit | "The traimway w/ill be from Stone House, about two miles on this side of the summit, to Crater lake, nearly a mile on the other side. It will be Just like my old tramway, crossing the summit about 100 yards to the left of the route travel ed by men afoot, and by a steeper and shorter ascent. "I will drive stakes In the soft snow and pack the enow around them to get an anchorage for the pulleys that the cable will pass through. One or two men on a sleigh at the summit can coast down the other side and drag up a load from this side. That loadsent down the other side will drag up another load from this side. "There is no danger with a tramway from sudden blinding snowstorms. We saved several men that way. A man on the summit simply stays by the tram rope and follows It until he gets into camp. "I am thinking of taking some cattle along with me to do the hauling on the level stretches. When we get them to Lake Linderman we can kill them and the beef will freeze and keep well, and It will come ln mighty handy. Ihave used horses on the route but they would be a loss. I don't go anything on doge; they eat too much. "The most Important part of the out fit for the winter's trip is snowshoes, for the enow Is very soft. Barrel staves do pretty well If a man can't get regular snowshoes. Four or five men making one trip over the route on snowshoes can easily pack the snow down so that the cattle can eaeilly go over It with freight on sledges. "From Dyes, on thi* tide of Chilkoot, peaches, pears and pomegranates are all grown very successfully. The surplus products of these different species of de ciduous trees, as also the fruit from many other districts, are bought by the Colton Fruit Packing company, which ls Colton's chief Industry. The president is Colonel A. D. Cutler of San Francisco, and the resident manager ls Walter A. Choate, a much esteemed resident ot Colton. The cannery puts up about 60,000 cases of canned 1 goods annually. It also ships from fifty to one hundred carloads of dried fruit, about the same of walnuts and seventy-five carloads of honey. The cannery employs from 800 to 500 persons and the weekly pay roll is from $2500 to $3000. It opens the last of June and closes ln the fall. The marble works have turned out ex cellent limestone and marble of all shades and colors and of the finest quality. The variegated marble from the works gained' the first grand medal for ornamental work at San Francisco. The cement works employ a force of fifteen or twenty men. The lime and cement product are pronounced excel lent by the best Judges. The climate, healthfulness and pro ductiveness of the soil, the profuse flora and the spontaneity, variety and uni versality of an almost tropical vegeta tion make Colton a most enviable lo cality.—Colton Chronicle. An Acre of Roses An acre of rose bushes has long: been a dream of poets, but here ln Colton it is a reality. H. B. Smith, cashier ot tha First National bank, has devoted a block of land to the most radiant and beautiful flowers ln the kingdom of Flora. He has perhaps five hundred trees which he has collected from par terres ln various cities of the United States, which ln this balmy month of May greet the eye In bewildering va riety of colors and a tropical prodigal ity of bloom. He ls an enthuslastto rosarian, and carefully cultivates his own delectation. The Marie Van Houtte, bride of a sunbeam, the bud of which ls the handsomest of all; tha Bride, which ls a miracle of beauty and delicacy; the Catherine Mermet, tha Papa Gontier, and Perle dcs Jardins, a quintette, which, ln our judgment, sur passes all; King Oscar, Devonlensis Bon Silene and Triumph de Luxembourg exhale a sweetness that ls not of this earth. The snow white blossoms of tha kingly Mont Blano blush ln the shadow of the velvety Qulntlne and the lovely Vale of Chamonix, which holds the mel low tints of a sunset ln its glowing petals, droops Its head beside the. Gloria de Montpeller. The rich La France and the Marechal Nell vlt with each other in loveliness. The tints of these lus trous beauties were designed up above the sun-kissed clouds where the rain bows are painted and the fragrance dis tilled by the self-same alchemy that made the sonnets of Tom Moore. The graces of color, fragrance and form are exhausted ln these varieties. A gar den of roses is the richest thing on earth. They breathe perfume like a censer. They are a type of something purer and dearer than anything on this earth. They are messengers of beatuy and remembrance from God to his chil dren.—Colton Chronicle. for the first twelve miles th* route 1a over flat Ice and. no enow; easy hauling. The next distance is through or around Dyea canyon, and la over soft snow where snowshoes are required. Tha next stage is from Dyea canyon to Sheep canyon (where no live sheep have ever been). All along here to Lake Linder man you have to use snowshoes. "The next stage from Sheep Camp to Stone House, which are pretty close to | gether, to the foot of the pass is two i miles, up grade. From the foot of tha | pass over the summit to Crater lake la I one mile, and from Crater lake to Lake | Linderman is eight miles. That makea | a total distance from Dyea to Lake Lin derman of about twenty-inlne miles; some call it twenty-eight. Lake Linder man and the other lakes along there are passable all winter through for mail car riers and others. Travel is all on smooth Ice to Dawson City. The pop ular way to travel on these lakes in winter is with sails on sledges, waiting for the wind. Prospecting is good any where after you reach Lake Linderman, and probably there the party will break up and scatter, some looking like quarts mines there and others going on for placer digings. If everything goes 'reasonably well I will get through with my whole porty in winter record time. "It is pretty safe to say that of all those men now blockaded at Dyea not one of them made the trip ln before or he would not be there."—New York Her ald. The Contagious Summer Grip If summer grip is not an affliction of this season's invention, It ia at least so prevalent that most persons hear of it now for the first time. What ls winning It most attention is the fact that it seems to be remarkably contagious. In some oases It has attacked one member of a family after another and lhas then communicated itself to visitors and spread ln their families. Physicians who have attended such cases tell their pa tients that It is a result of the peculiar summer we have had, with Its many variations of temperature, and espe cially to the continued cool weather. Its symptoms are much thesame as those ot the familiar winter grip, Including head ache, sore throat, fever and pains ln the bones. It makes some people sneeze so much that they think they have fallen, victims to hay fever till doctors assure them of the contrary. One peculiarly un pleasant feature of It seems to be tha extreme depression of spirits which ac companies it sometimes. Otherwise its attacks Involve only temporary discom fort, and they seem to be generally light In character. But as a new feature ot summer life it is not pleasant to contem plate.—New York Sun. A Famous Old Grape Vine The famous vine at Hampton court palace, which Is 129 years old, ls now bearing 1300 bunches of grapes, most of which are ripe. Over a hundred bunches have been cut and sent to Windsor castle during the week—London Telegraph.