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From almost any elevated point along the western limit a panorama is shown which delights the eye and aston ishes the beholder. In this great am phitheater, surrounded, practically, north and east by a mountain range and peaks which carry a snow mantle for several months in the winter season, is an expanse greater than the area of a half-dozen counties in Ohio or Illinois. Right in the midst of this lovely region, surrounded by groves of olives, oranges, lemons and every manner of deciduous growth, nestles Pomona, in a shade of perpetual green foliage—Pomona, god dess of fruit—and right royally she maintains her privilege to bear the title. LOCATION Pomona is S3 miles distant from Los Angeles, a full hour's ride by rail, and 1000 feet above sea level. The city con tains within its boundary limits about fifteen square miles, not altogether reg ular In exterior lines, but conforming somewhat to the old boundaries of the San Jose rancho, a part of which was taken for the original town site. Other additions have been made from time to time, as occasion required or more town lots were wanted, until the city assumed its present size. The whole city is reg ular in surface, no hills or gulches to cause difficulty in Btreet making, so they are uniformly broad and Intersect at right angles. The trend is to the south, affording excellent sewer drainage and no irrigation difficulties. PUBLIC PARK The point of the San Jose hills in the southwestern part of the city lias been secured, at the cost of a good many'thou sand dollars, and reserved as a public park of some 42 acres. Driveways have been constructed around through the canyons and the brow of the hills, and plans have been devised for future or nnment and attraction. The future pos sibilities of tbis park are such as to give the citizens an ambitious hope that something akin to Smiley Heights, Red lands, will be theirs, where with con scious pride visitors can be taken. The view from the highest elevation, taking in, as it does, the great sweep of the Po mona valley and the valleys adjacent, forming a very considerable portion of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the grand old mountain peaks, towering thousands of feet over all, keeping watch and ward over the plains below, is grand and exhilarating. SURROUNDING COUNTRY The numerous little settlements dot ted here and there, and the hundreds of acres of orange, lemon, olive and walnut groves, Interspersed throughout with deciduous orchards, give evidence that the owners of these lovely homes have bullded up places in which to pass the remaining years given them, while the banks of roses of ever conceivable hue and variety, and shrubbery of beautiful form and linish, show that the means of giving pleasure and securing home com fort are not omitted. The view on the hilltop is somewhat marred by the destruction of the rugged beauty of some of the canyons by the digging out of gravel to put on streets, leaving un sightly blemishes, a perpetual regret. HEALTHFUL ENVIRONMENTS Pomona enjoys to a liberal degree immunity from fogs, and so is a well known retreat for those who suffer from bronchial or pulmonary trouble. The drinking water, mentioned further on, is certainly the purest to be found anywhere. The rapid growth and unequaled pros perity of the city in the past few yean fully attest the truth that what is adver tised is substantiated by the facts abounding on every hand and appre ciated by the sojourner for a season or as a permanent resident. The death rate In Pomona is much be low the average for a town of its popu lation; but, as in other Southern Cali fornia places, the deaths are largely among those who come too late for cli matic benefits. IMPROVEMENTS DURING 1597 The improvements in the way of build ings for the year were principally dwellings, some seventy or more, many being quite pretentious, a number ele gant and costly. Holt avenue was the favorite in this race, accepted as the boulevard of the town. No business blocks were erected dur ing th- year. The present needs in that line are apparently well served with the structures already completed and occupied. Sec,nd street, in reality the main street or the city, is well and durably paved through the business portion, giving everything a cheerful appearance. The city i? well supplied with hotels, the Palomares, the big house, a hold over from the boom period, having re cently been reopened. POPULATION The population of Pomona at this time, estimated by till rules governing in such cases, is upward of GfiOO, und außment- Ing with a steady current. In the mat LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, t&9& ter of increase in population, no city In the state can show a more rapid gain that has this one, beginning in 18S4 with about 200, and ending at this writing with a number as above noted. Some thing has brought this about not in the ordinary line. It is the unequaled lo cation and fertility of soil. Her popula tion has been gathered from all portions of the country. The city was incorporated in ISSS, the first board of trustees being Charles French, Franklin Cogswell, C. K. White, James Harvey and T. W. Johnston. Of these Charles French was elected presi dent of the board and became ex officio the first mayor of the city. The present board of trustees Is C. P. Patterson, president, G. H. Waters, Frank Raynes, S. N. Landon and E. Hinman. City officers: Treasurer, F. H. Thatcher; marshal, A. B. Caldwell; assessor, Joseph Mullen; recorder, J. A. Gallup; attorney, E. J. Fleming; city engineer, W. H. Sanders; street super intendent, W. T. Martin; city clerk, Clarence H. Lee. PUBLIC LIBRARY One of the institutions the citizens here take pride In is the public library. It is in an excellent location, airy, well lighted, tastily arranged and made at tractive day und evening. That it is fulfilling the purpose for which it is de sinned is attested by the fact of its be ing well patronized by citizens, who gladly avail themselves of its advant ages, and the temporary sojourner who wishes to enjoy its privileges. At this time the catalogue contains 4800 volumes of a carefully selected grade, excluding bound magazines and public, documents. The library is maintained by the city, its expenses being paid from funds pro vided in the tax levy. A considerable number of good newspapers is kept on the files. The rooms are free to all vis itors, but an annual charge of $1 is col lected from those who wish to with draw books to read at home. Mrs. E. P. Bartlett is librarian, a lady well quali fied for the post. Of the managers, Rev. C. F. Loup is president and C. I. Lorbeer secretary. The city is looking forward to the time when its library will be housed in a building of its own, modern, convenient and attractive; and the day may not be so far away when this hope will be realized. Nothing stamps a char acter of a community stronger than a well-patronized, good library. FINANCIAL Th" commercial necessities of the city are well provided for in the three banks which have established reputations, arc solid institutions, well managed and re liable. They are; First National Bank of Pomona; paid-up capital, $100,000; C. Seaver, president; Thomas Coates, vice POMONA, SECOND STREET, LOOKING EAST president; Stoddard Jess, cashier. Peo ple's Hank of Pomona; subscribed cap ital, $100,000; paid-up capital, $50,000; William B. Dole, president; C. E. White, vie- president; John H. Dole, cashier; ('buries M. Stone, assistant cashier. The National Hank of Pomona; paid-up capital, $.",0,000; J. T. Brady, president; M. 11. Campbell, vice president; G. A. Lathrop, cashier; T. W. Johnston, as sistant cashier. COMMERCIAL Pomona is an important place, com mercially speaking, surrounded, north, east, south and west, by many highly cultivated ranches and orchards, also by settlements with a good population. The merchants here are fully alive to this feature and carry stocks of goods suitable for the trade, merchandise of every character, together with agricul tural implements to supply any demand. It is no longer necessary to go to the "city" merely to do "shopping." Of churches this city has ten organiza lions which own edifices dedicated to Christian worship, representing as many denominations. They are mostly very fine, if not pretentious, structures, kept in excellent condition, well attended on Sunday and on occasions when other services are arranged. This is notably a peace-loving and church-going com munity. In addition to this, there are quite as many denominations having no church building, but that assemble in halls for the purpose of worship. It ls truly the "City of Churches." All the working social societies connected with churches are on active duty here. SCHOOLS In schools Pomona is up to date in all respects and does not by any manner of means propose to allow that important adjunct of a progressive town to re main stationary or move backward. The city now has seven school buildings—a high school and six primary and inter- mediate—and rent two one-room build ings for the coming year, making allow ance for the naturul increase of pupils. In addition, a good kindergarten Is maintained. About 1200 scholars are en rolled. It requires twenty-eight rooms to accommodate them. Additional school room Is becoming a necessity, and Is being quietly considered, preparatory to meeting the requirements of an In creasing population. Pomona will not be second in the race in producing sturdy girls and boys to honor their city and country, If educational facilities count in the make-up. Twenty-eight teachers are employed in guiding these hundreds of young ideas alight and forming characters for the year to mmc. The annual pay roll aggre gates $27,000 per annum. Prof. J. A. Guttery is the principal. SECRET SOCIETIES All the leading secret fraternal and beneficent societies have organizations here and they are all in a sound and nourishing condition. Their relief work is always quietly done, but is ever effect ive and as freely :is liberally bestowed. MILITARY The military spirit is not permitted to slumber, but is superbly maintained by Company D, N. O. C, Seventh regi ment, a company which won a beautiful $150 silk Hag at Santa Monica in ISM for being the best drilled in tlie regi ment. It is housed in a fine armory built and arranged especially for it. Following are the officers: Warner S. Winters, captain; C. J. Rolph. first lieu tenant; C. S. Gilbert, second lieutenant. CHRISTMAS ORANGE SHIPMENTS Pomona, which, of course, includes the Santa Fe station of North Pomona, did her share to supply the demand for oranges for the holiday trade in the east. The quality selected for this pur pose was fully up to the standard sup plied from any portion of Southern Cal ifornia. The shipments by the Santa Fe from North Pomona were fifteen cars; from Pomona, by the Southern Pacific, thirty-three cars. This was or ttnges alone; lemons und olives, a num ber of carloads, were not especially hol iday shipments. WATER The prime essential in any community is water; climate goes for naught with out it. This element is supplied to Po mona in all its sparkling purity for do mestic and irrigating purposes in quan tity hitherto fully up to the demand. The Consolidated Water company has a system, one of the best In the world, supplies water for domestic use and lawns which does not see the light of day until drawn from the pipes. The company obtains its water, 150 inches flow, from tunnels north of Clare mont, conveyed thence in cement con duits to city limits and is then distrib uted In pressure pipes. Water for extinguishing fires is also supplied under pressure, rendering en gines unnecessary, only hose and hose wagons being required. The force car ried will deliver a good stream of water on the roof of any building in the city. The officers of the company are: A. B. Morehead, president; Peter Fleming, superintendent; James Beckett, secre tary and treasurer. Other companies and district organi zations supply water for irrigation in and around the city, as the Pomona irri gation district, the Del Monte Irrigation district and the Palomares district. The two latter derive their water supply from artesian wells; another is the Old Settlement Water company. There Is considerably in excess of 100 miles of pipe to convey Irrigating water to the consumers. The Pomona Land and Water com pany Is a solid concern and an important factor in the prosperity of the commu nity; has large tracts of land In orchard and for grain growing. The president is Dr. S. B. Nichols; manager and super intendent, H. J. Nichols. The Doup & Meserve tract, In the northeastern portion of the city, has 314 inches of water from San Antonio can yon for irrigation purposes, a perpet ual right. LIGHT AND POWER The city is lighted by electric lights furnished by the San Antonio Light and Power company. The plant of this com pany is some distance up that noted canyon, fourteen miles from the city. The power is generated by turbine water wheels actuating the most reliable mod pm electrical machinery obtainable, and the electricity is transmitted to the city on heavy copper wires. One thing to be remembered in this connection Is the undisputed celebrity of this being the pioneer plant for long distance trans mission of power in the United States. This plant antedates all others by about twelve months. HORTICULTURE f Under this title may be grouped all that pertains to fruits and nuts. The chief reliance of Pomona and vicinity Is the growing of citrus and deciduoua fruits and olives. Oranges and lemons grow to perfec tion and there are many orchards of de ciduous fruits ln variety, and the bounti ful product of the valley is known; but what Pomona takes particular pleasure in realizing is that here is the largest olive growing locality in the state, and that means the United States, and the area of olive culture is constantly en larging. It is the most reliable invest ment of anything yet undertaken. The reputation of the olive oil made here is established and the delicious pickled olives from Pomona find a market be yond the ability of growers to supply. The largest olive mill and press, both of approved modern construction, is owned by D. H. McEwen, and Is ope rated at North Pomona, where he has an olive orchard of thirty acres, the trees in full bearing. On Mr. McEwen's ranch is also situated the olive pickling worka of James Hill & Son, whose product this season will be 400 barrels of fifty gallons each. Rev. C. F. Loup, who settled ln tha valley in 1874, was a pioneer in that in stance, and also enjoys the distinction of being the pjoneer olive grower in the valley. Mr. Loup traveled all over the world and visited olive growing loca tions ln many parts of Europe, securing the best varieties known with which to start his orchard. The result is now part of our history. The largest nurseries in the world for olive stock are here and the annual ship ments of the trees to all parts of the state and to Arizona are upwards of 500,000 annually. It is Impossible within the limits of an article of this character to give even an approach to description or mention of the long list of orchards or ranches brought under observation by a birds eye view from the city park elevation. A drive around the city and its environs shows that they are all carefully culti vated and cared for with extreme atten tion, there being but little ground not cultivated for some purpose where a rev enue is to be derived. And all this pro duces a revenue which sustains one of the prettiest and most attractive little cities In California. R. H. HEWITT. The great Russian canal to connect the Baltic and Black seas will be begun in the spring. The minimum waterway is to have a depth of 28 feet 4 inches, a width at the bottom of 116 feet 8 inches, and a width at the top of 216 feet 8 inches.' Its total length is some 1000 miles, but only 125 miles will be an artificial chan nel. The route is from Kiga along the Duna as far as Dunaburg. Prom that point to Lepel, on the Beresina, an ex pensive cut must be made. From the Lepel the course of the Beresina will be utilized as far as its Junction with the Dneiper, and then the line will follow the latter stream to Cherson on the Black sea. Straws in the hand of the small boy show which way. the cider barrel la—Chi. cago News.