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RAMONA COUNTRY ENTERS NEW ERA OLD SAN JACINTO BECOMES REAL ESTATE BONANZA ONE AGENT SELLS PROPERTY AGGREGATING $200,000 ttomeaeekera, Artists, Tourists and Invalids Flock to Historic Valley of Beauty and Prospective Fortune Historic Sari'Jaclnto la one of the best sellers of today's real estate mar ket. Land Is changing hands almost hourly and on 0 agent, alone, A '->. Munn. has sold $200,000 worth of land in the put few vvseks and every buy er 18 more than enthusiastic a bout his nurchase. The , town warrants enthu siasm in every way. The climate is the best, the water Is the. best, the possibilities are the best, as real es tate Investors are discovering. , The town that Helen Hunt Jackson made famous.la her • "K*m°™ v and which has ; been orought recently be fore the thousands of readers of Ra mona" through the death of Aunt Rt. one of ; the chief characters of ■ the book, is so beautifully situated that many artists have found It profitable to reproduce the unusual beauties of the valley and surrounding mountains. ; The valley itself boasts of an eleva tion of 1660 feet, and on account of that elevation. it is an oasis In the desert of foggy country for asthmatics and sufferers from pulmonary troubles. The air is dry, clear and exhilarating, coming as It does from the ,plney heights of the San Jacinto mountains, which tower to 11,000.feet at the east side of the valley. For ten months of the year the'weather Is mild and de ' lightful for the entire twenty-four hours of the day, and for two months of the year the thermometer soars to the healthful , degrees of warm weather. But the nights are always cool, refreshing and balmy, and the summer. resolves itself Into a sea. -m rather to be enjoyed than to be dread ed and a season altogether beneficial. The air is always the purest and clearest and fogs are almost unknown. v. ; • Excel* in Water San Jaclnto Is second to no other spot on earth In the matter of delight ful ■ healthful water. An artesian belt live miles long supplies 3000 wells with, cold, pure • water. It is water that actually tastes of the sweetest thlngo that'spring from the earth. And the • supply is unfailing. At a depth of from 40 to 150 feet water can, be se cured that will till a Btandpipe twelve feet high with an abounding supply of ' artesian water, i The water Is stored on the smaller ranches in cement reser- I voirs and carried to\tho different parts of the ranch by cement ditches. If one well does not prove* sufficient another well can bo bored for $50 or less. There Is no limit to the water and the qual ity Is rare.'.: - , , , /, ' ' In addition to the artesian belt tuo San Jaclnto Water company, of which R. J. Waters of Los Angeles is presi dent, supplies water to a large terri tory, which includes the fruit ranches of the mesa west of town. The com pany secures the. water from the San Jaclnto . river and conveys the supply through fifteen miles , of • cement ditches. The town owns an efficiently equipped water plant that supplies the. residences about the business sec tion with artesian water for domestic purposes. ' Originally the San Jucinto valley was a Spanish grant owned by the Estudlllo brothers, and the vast terri- I tory was civen over to stock raising. Thousands upon thousands, of splen did horses were raised on the fertile pastures that stretched from the glori ous mountains on the east to the low foothills on the west. Cattle of the finest breeds were driven ' from the valley to. be sold at San Bernardino and Los Angeles. Countless sheep were pastured',. on the illimitable t acres of the picturesque valley. -v^-.^ . ' ;,. In Days of Old . AH this was in the days of the Span ■ ish occupancy, when Southern Califor • nia was a newly discovered and un tried country. ; Little by little the set tlers from the eastern portion of the nation drifted- into the valley and the stock became less and less an*, the -fruit trees and grain fields more an 1 more. The history of ' the valley is much the same as that of other South ern California towns, but no other sec : tion could or can boast of the climate lor water of the historic valley. From I the ' early days To \ the ' present date ranches r. have Increased. in number until there is scarcely a square mile of territory in the valley that Is^not -in cultivation. - ' ■ i...., •" • Deciduous . fruit. -.: pears, peaches, prunes, plums, apricots and nectarines • reach' perfection with the - aid of the incomparable water and. air, and all ' of the ranchers find a ready market in ; Los Angeles for the 1 unusual grade of fruit that they are able to offer. San i Jacinto ,is the home of ; the Bartlett pear.', •■';.'-;. * :■ ', '-.'- ; ■". ' "•'■ ■ One hundred thousands ;•■ acres ; are yearly sown to wheat and barley and ample crops have ; always been • the • nile "■ rather than the /■■ exception. Ijanchers ■•• In ': many Instances -• have ■. been in,: San Jaclnto for fifteen \ years ] or I more, i every I year | increasing . their acreage,' and every year adding appre . ciable to their bank account as a re •:suit.;' San Jacinto .is a - section of j re ■ sults—satisfying and undeniable results —and '■",■ results ■>: added '; to ' rare r and *■ wonderful climate | make r any ' section desirable above any \ other place ; ; on earth. !•■.-. ..•->■:■■?n.'';.*.■ »', •■*.••';; ,y t r'r'i ■ Stock Raising Continues '..'/ ' Besides fruit and grain, stockralslng fls - < still '" carried on, . i and - the I famous v' Thomas ranch in the San Jaclnto I mountains has* 5 perhaps" given more highly; bred r cattle i and horses to ' the t market ■ than i any . other: ranch of Its - size in j California. ' ' ,"."■. "; '.?/":„ ) > Then there ' Is dairying. '■ San Jaclnto supports three creameries and a cheese factory. Ranchers are finding dairy-' "ing more and >more profitable, and the demand for. San Jaclnto butter Is, ever ' in «excess: of ■ the ,< supply. ', The butter and I cheese , finds a good market In all I the i Southern . California g cities,: with I Los i Angeles at ' the head. >In addition Ito ' dairying there lls chicken ' and , tur key raising, and more than one "swell", i cafe In >„' Los Angeles» serves . the deli cately flavored < '*,turkeys,i that • are t, hatched and : raised in %■■ San .*. Jaclnto. I There is j money in I turkeys and | chick ■ ens,", as , any San Jaclnto .farmer will ',', tell ■ you, and each ; year J the , flocks j are i larger,, and;; larger, v and the i, demand greater I and i greater. ?>' "», •'.' ■•• > • ■;■"»■-: ." San 1 Jacinto is well equipped with LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD EXPERTS DECLARE BEAUMONT AN APPLE COUNTRY ■J JH'" m^IcTRRY 1 D! V JS! 0 J|| H^^sP Kw imiJBH mi ' ii''iir"'i'"'iiiitiftftfi> ■■ * im • 7^v2^' M rT*^- -. , : - . . ■'■-^ r - - .-.■ ■*,-,.-; A ■i '- ■ r-X. ■-" -■■■- , >^ ; . .... ■■' •#&£?. ■"« *>" Mji iTTMiMnmim ill Horticulturists photographed at Beaumont depot: Left to right—Prof. W. T. Clark, J. B. Neff, Prof. R. H. Longbridge, E. M. Erhorn, Mrs. M. E. Sherman, Prof. G. W. Shaw, Prof. W. B. Herms, Dr. C. M. Haring, J. W. Jeffrey. modern conveniences as the much ad vertised apartment. house. It has a system of telephones, an electric light plant, its own Individual Ice plant, a gas plant of the most improved typo; and two trains a day on the Santa Fe. The round trip price from ; Los An geles is $4.15, and trains leave the city at 7:40 and 10:40 each morning.. For years the town ht.s been a show point 'of Southern California on ac count of the fame given it In Helen Hunt Jackson's book, "Ramona." The entire plot was conceived and carried out in the valley at the home of Mrs. Jordan, who was given a place in the book under the name of Aunt Rl. That kindly old woman, who took such a delight in relating the Incidents that lead up to the consummation of - the famous book, has but recently, died, .leaving, as •. Markham . says, "a lone some place against the sky," but the admirers of the book will continue to j make the pilgrimage to San Jaclnto to - become acquainted with the scen^, made famous by Mrs. Jackson, c > Independent of Ramona ■In addition to the fact that' the val ley Is the ; San Jacinto valley, there are attractions independent of "Ra mona." 'An Indian reservation with all the usual government' structures and attaches proves a point of attraction to Innumerable tourists every your who take the trip by auto from Riverside, Redlands and even Los Angeles. South of San Jacinto Is Bothin park. The park is set out on what has been known for many years as Park hill, which rises to a genteel height in the very center of the, valley. The Idea of Mr. Bothln was to make such a park as would prove more beautiful than the well known Smiley Heights of Red lands, and he Is succeeding far beyond all expectations. There Is a handsome Swiss chalet on the grounds that over looks the valley to the east, west, north and south, and though the park has but lately been set out, it bids fair to excel anything ( that Southern Califor nia now boasts. Keen camp, since it was established ten years ago, has been known to rec reation seekers as a home summer re sort, where the best of . ranch lux uries can be had. It lies eighteen miles 'from San Jacinto and three miles from Idyllwild, which is one ~of the most desirable resorts in the entire length of the state. Two splendid hot springs are among San . Jaclnto's . attractions.' One to the northeast of the town has, in addition to | the | benefits 'to .be ac quired through the use of the water, the attraction of a. novel. location. ( It is • situated . upon the northern foot hills at the head of a flourishing or ange grove (whose oranges are second to none, not excepting; the - oranges from the more famous belts), and over looks the „ entire valley. The other springs are to i the north : and are known as Relief springs. A good hotel and unfailing cure of relief to suffer ers from rheumatism and skin diseases bring large numbers from all I parts of the southwest.:. ■' ■ Mecca for Sportsmen And hunting is good. Deer I 1 in the mountains, quail and dovesin the foot hills, and other : game ', in ' the . valleys make every hunting season a delight to sportsmen. ' ,_"_• I Land can be had - for $25 ■up to $200. There \ is ■ nothing that can ;■ be! grown in ■ Southern " California that cannot be grown |in g the soil. of' the; San Ja clnto valley. - Alfalfa flourishes, ■ grain and fruit have been' shipped from the valley to I outside \ markets | for : years oranges are raised on the foothills and melons, • vegetables and berries [are of the | sweetest i and ' tholest. Some • have planted I acreage I to | eucalyptus, , others are trying walnuts •«. and ■;■; olives, ; for olives have reached '. unusual size on the | San". Jaclnto I trees. Some :of the recent purchasers are beginning chick en raising jon a ' large scale, | and still others are setting out a few acres to small ; fruits '■ and f- vegetables. , Many have found the valley , the one place that I is ' absolute proof, against asthma and' catarrhal* troubles and' have pur chased horo«s j simply ;.that they.' may enjoy .' the ; luxury • of ; perfect v health. Whatever one desires:tho:San Jaclnto valley can ■ provide, and : will J provide with a lavish i and willing. hand. ' ,■ ;.' The town of San I Jacinto has ' a pop ulation of- about 1200, - and has all the educational ■ and . religious '. advantages of . the modern American, town. ;.: The Christian, -.: Catholic, Methodist, „ Con gregational < and ', Episcopal '• denomina tions ' have i. well patronized churches "and an excellent ! grammar school and a first-class .> high „ school ' have been established; for many.years.'•'. ■ t ■ , ■ ■ - - — ' ' :!.'.' For Brick Apartment Ij. W. Smith has bought the north west corner of West Sixth and Miami streets, 100x100 feet In size, upon which he intends to build a two-story brick store and apartmenf building, i SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1909. BIG GULF COAST PROVES A TRUTH SETTLES THOUSANDS ON FIVE ACRE FARMS Said to Be a Second California in Cli mate—Railroads Report Heaviest Travel in Region's History When Theodore Roosevelt said that five acres was enough for one family he must have been thinking of the Texas gulf coast country, for this sec tion seems to bo demonstrating the truthfulness of this assertion. The past fow years there has been a very heavy immigration from the north and east to this section, and where for merly were ranches containing thou sands of acres aro today small nve, ten and twenty acre farms. This is particularly true of the rain belt of Texas, as In this section expen sive Irrigation is entirely done away with. Ample rainfall, coming at the proper season of the year, is one of the greatest blessings showered on the small farmer. This section may truly be said to be a second California in climate. Seldom is an overcoat necessary in the coldest season of the year, while the hottest days of summer seldom show a higher temperature than 90 degrees. In fact the mean average highest temperature of the Houston-Galveston district Is 81 degrees. In this section garden vegetables, strawberries, fruits, etc., are ready for the market when northern and eastern farms simply cannot produce them. Strawberries are ripe in December and January and other products are on the market weeks before any other section can produce them. Unlimited Possibilities \ When Ethan Allen Hitchcock, secre tary of the interior under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt went to the Texas gulf coast he said while there: "If I were a young man again, just starting out for myself, I would go to Texas and locate in the gulf coast country. . The possibilities are limitless. It Is wonderful wheif you think of it, raising two crops a year on the same ground. Some of the results that have been obtained in that section are hard to believe." During February the railways operat ing In this section reported the heaviest rush of hoineseekers ever known, while In March they were still coming in seemingly equal numbers. Several subd.visions are on sale in this section at easy payments, and all companies report a very satisfactory In Ramona Country, Where Activity Prevails *■*>* »sL US'*, tot"*"'f i^^cA** * L«.* ■». V£S. "i^S*" ', < ' w?w- ESS A ; .." ■'•j-.HHPfIy- f - i^iiji 9HP - »_ ;..'" B^^BH^bV 9 SI business. The Provident Land com pand in the Columbia Trust building says that this lias been its heaviest week since the Los Angeles office was opened. BUYS CRESTMONT CORNER FOR QUICK IMPROVEMENT District in Old City Attracts Attention on Account of Subway Line Emil Firth has sold to F. A. Bizzell the northwest corner of Firth and Maltman avenues, 250x130 feet, at Crestmont, for $8000, and the northeast corner of Golden^Jate avenue and Effle street, 80x140 feet, for $2000. Mr. Biz zell has bought for immediate improve ment. Crestmont is situated in the old city limits north of Sunset boulevard, and is attracting wide attention because of the early completion of the subway line through the Hill street tunnel and the improvement of Sunset boulevard. The street Improvements in Crestmont are of the highest order and consist of retaining walls, terraces, concrete gut ters, walks and curbs, with palms, flowers and ornamental trees planted on the lots and in the parkings. Part^ of the lots aro covered with old pepper trees, and the street corners are adorned with ornamental electroliers. Emil Firth has sold to Willard A. Horton 150 feet on Figueroa street, be tween Forty-seventh street and Forty seventh place. Mr. Horton is building three handsome residences on the lots. The same owner has sold a 50-foot lot on Figueroa street 64 feet north of Forty-seventh street, to Fred A. With ey. The purchaser will at once con struct a two-story residence. STEAM HEATING MATERIAL ARRIVES FOR POSTOFFICE Work on the new postbffice building is proceeding as rapidly as circum stances will permit. The material for the steam heating system, which has been delayed in transit, has arrived, and a large force of steamntters will be employed in the installation. The contractors have seventy-five sand stone cutters at work in the stone yard and on the building and this part of the work will be completed by Sep tember. Efforts will bo made to have the building entirely inclosed by the end of the present year. Ranch Sells for $35,000 B. H. Dyer has sold to H. J. Baldwin nineteen acres of oranges from the Herrrjoso ranch. This is one of the choicest orange groves in the High grove district, being half navels and half Valencias. It is located In the frpstless region, and the price sets a now record for orange groves sold this season. BTREET AT SAN JACINTO SALES IN CITY TOTAL $38,500 FIRM'S AGGREGATION SHOWS IMPROVED CONDITION High Priced Lots Are Bought for Im mediate' Building—Woman Plans Arapahoe House to Cost $10,000 L. Guggenheim has purchased from J. E. Carr, through the real estate firm of A. T.Jergtns & Co., an elegant eleven-room, two-story dwelling located at 731 Beacon street, lot 50x150 feet to twenty-foot alley, for a consideration of $12,500 cash. • • A. T. Jergins has purchased from Gus H. Bauer, through the firm of A. T. Jerglns & Co., the property located at 1228 West Ninth street, including three buildings, lot 75x176 feet, for a consid eration of $20,000. W. E. Stephens has sold to Emma F. Thornton, through the real estate firm of A. T. Jergins & Co., lot located on west side of Harvard boulevard, 150 feet south of San luareno, 48x136 feet; consideration $1000. E. F. Thornton has sold to E. Brad ford, through the real estate firm of A. T. Jerglns & Co., a lot 50x150 feet on west side of Harvard boulevard, be tween Eighth and Ninth streets; con sideration $1300 cash. The , purchaser Is preparing plans and will erect a two story house to cost $2000. W. O. Lewis has sold to. Mrs. D. E. Loomis through the agency of A. T. Jerglns & Co., lot 32, Clark & Bryan's Westmoreland tract, 60x150 feet, on the east side of Arapahoe street, between Tenth and San Mareno streets; consid eration, $3000.. Mrs. Loomis intends to Improve this lot with a house to cost $10,000, to be occupied as a home...' « » » LOMITA REALTY ATTRACTS FOR GARDENS AND CHICKENS Lomita realty appears to be much sought by investors or by those who want to secure homes, for garden or chicken ranch purposes. The Hollings worth company reported the following among numerous recent sales there: To Ed. P. Miller, five acres on the corner of Narbonne avenue and Elgin street, $1875; D. A. De Cook and Frank De Wit, five acres on the west side of Narbonne avenue, for $1875; N. S. Southmayd of Gafdei.a, four acres on the northeast corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Chestnut street, $1680; W. W. Ross, four acres on Chestnut street for $1500; J. R. White, three acres on Flower street for $1135; P. B. Perry two acres at the corner of Western street and Pennsylvania avenue for $825. BEAUMONT GIVES TONE TO REALTY BEARS EVIDENCE OF DEMAND FOR FRUIT LANDS EASTERNERS BUY ACREAGE IN RICH APPLE BELT Beaumont Company Widens Scope by Adding Four Miles of Steel Pipe to Water System—Other Improvements Bplendld evidence of the widespread demand for Boutnern California fruit lands is furnished by purchases during the week on the part of representatives of eastern states of fifty acres of Beau mont apple lands and several city lots for a total consideration of $73F,0. Most of the acreage was taken in five and ten acre parcels, on which sizo ranches it has been shown that a family may be supported and kept busy. All of the land in queatlon carries water rights and Includes the delivery of water to the line ill' tin' property. Keeping abreast of the sales of land, Beaumont's water development is as suming a constantly widening scope to the degree that over four miles of steel pipes will be required to lay the latest unit of the. water systm. Kach five-acre tract will be reached by a steel main with cold and pure moun tain water under fifty to eighty pounds pressure, so that ranchers may enjoy the benefits, as in the city, of water distribution for plumbing and other uses in the home. This will also obviate the necessity of settling cisterns such as ate necessary in some irrigation dis tricts where the water in the ditches is heavily impregnated with mud and silt. Beneficent in its effect is the newly devised system of the land company In giving to land purchasers the prefer ence In the matter ofl employment in all forms of work consequent to the development of the colony. Homeseekers Supplement Work Dozens of homeseekers have been on the payroll in various capacities, such as clearing lands, ploughing, planting and laying water pipes. Likewise many of the new ranchers' teams have found Work at good wages, all of which has been the means of assisting many colonists in paying for their lands while, they are waiting for their orchards to mature. The average monthly payroll so distributed is said to amount to nearly $2000. Following the opening of the Bank of Beaumont money received from various crops will now be deposited at home, thereby providing funds for the expansion of commercial business ns well as loans to the new ranchers for the handling of their crops and erec tion of buildings and other improve ments. Contracts for planting trees have been awarded by Miss J. 11. Street, Highland Park, 111., five acres of pears and apples: Dales & Karstadt, ten acres of apples and cherries: W. H. Baker, twenty acres of apples; C. Wlmpress, twenty-five acres of apple* Beaumont Land company's orchards have been extende to sixty acres, com prising over 5000 apple, pear and peach trees. Strawberry plants set out two months ago are already in bloom and despite the recent cold snap no report ed harm has been done to fruit trees in blossom. INGLEWOOD PROVES IDEAL FOR LEMONS PROPERTY RETURNS $1000 AN ACRE Water Company Puts Addition?! 160 Acres on the Market, Seeded to Alfalfa, Without Extra Ex. pense to Purchaser The Inglewdod Rancho company re ports a steady demand for its property which is located on the Los Angeles- Redondo car line, one mile south of Inglewood and three miles from Los Angeles. Freeman H. liloodgood, who recently purchased five acres in the rancho, after looking for land in different parts of Southern California, has selected land in Inglewood rancho as being ad mirable for the cultureoosf s lemons. Mr. Bloodgood intends to prepare his ground at once and plant five acres of lemon trees. There is a five-acre lemon grove adjoining the property which is paying on an average of $1000 an acre each year. The soil in Inglewood rancho is ex cellent for lemons and ail kinds of small fruits, plums, prunes, etc., as well as for all classes of vegetables The Inglewood Water company is putting an additional 160 acres on tba market which is all needed to alfalfa without extra expense to the purchas er. One hundred and thirty acres of this land has a two years' stand of alfalfa on it, thus assuring the pur chasers of this land immediate returns and a steady income. There arc now twenty-six houses completed and under the course of con struction. Arrangements are now being per fected for the establishment of a school on the property, which will no doubt be in operation this fall. To show that this property is well thought of by the people living In that vicinity the manager of the land owned by the Inglewood Water company has purchased four acres in the rancho for his own use. Also the foreman of the famous Lockhart rancho has purchased two acres for his home. Pioneer Sales The Pioneer Investment and Trust company report the following sales: To O. E. Snldecor, twelve-acre orange grove In Corona on Tenth street and Grand avenue, for a consideration or (12,500; to D. W. Mallne, house and lot In University Place tract, on Dalton avenue, for 13100; To J. Li. Kroeger, lot In Wlndermere Park tract for $1500; to Robert S. Carter, house and lot on Verbena street, Wlndermero Park tract, for $3600. The same company Is now erecting several bungalows ranging from $1500 to 12500 on the Cresta del Arroyo tract, Boyle Heights. Sales at Azusa At Azusa six lota were sold by W. S. Chans lor to Kdlth l» Coulter, through the agency at W. P. Barnes, at price of $1260. Also for V. M. Greene to A. J. and F. h. Lawrence anil W. C. Taylor an eighty-acre tract west uf Azusa at reported price of 1300 per acre. Real Estate and Classified Section GROWING FIELD FOR EUCALYPTUS TAKES PLACE OF MAHOGANY IN FURNITURE FINDS WAY INTO PIANOS AND FINE BUILDINGS Demand for Wood Causes Californians to Consider Themselves Fortunate in Being Able to Raise It Commercially Eucalyptus Is rapidly taking the place of mahogany, which It closely Te3em blea. It is being used for pianos and other high class furniture, and for the finishing of fine buildings. CaUfornians are becoming aware they are most fortunate In being able to ratM eucalyptua wood. The United States bureau of forestry i.s authority for the statement that at the present rate of destruction the hardwood timber supply of the country will be exhausted in sixteen years. Tho situation la so serious that manufac tures, transportation and commerce are all threatened. Government forestry circular No. 97 states: "In a few years California will be the only source of hardwood supply for the United States." Trees are being planted in other states, but as eucalyptus grows five times faster than any other com mercial tree, and lasts many times longer, the government authorities are urgently asking for the rapid planting of the eucalyptus trees in California. The price of lumber has doubled during the past ten years, and those best qual ified to know predict the increase in price during the next ten years will be even more rapid. Mining, lumber and furniture compa nies are already buying land and plant ing eucalyptus trees. In some instances land that has been prepared for lemon and orange groves has been planted with eucalyptus, as the return will be much greater. Cannot Overplant Some think the industry of planting eucalyptus trees may be overdone, but the contrary of this supposition can. easily be proved. Only one-tenth of the land in California can be planted to eucalyptus trees, owing to the temper ature necessary, while statistics show the forests are being cut at the rate of 30,000,000 acres each year. Millions of acres of eucalyptus trees must be planted to meet the ever increasing de mand. The blue gum, or globulus, is the eu calyptus that grows most rapidly along the coast of California. In the interior valleys, where the soil is rich and the water not far from the surface, the red gum, or rostrata, makes a remarkable growth. The work of planting trees, cutting the lumber and making furniture, floor ing, farming implements, etc., will bring a large population and busy days to California. Then the demand for electric light, telephone, telegraph and electric car poles is enormous, to say nothing of the strong timber required for piles and wharves. The eucalyptus is the. best possible wood for all these purposes, as it is very firm and lasts much longer than other woods. Tho prices now being paid for such poles bring an enormous return from the eucalyptus planting that far surpasses the return from fruit or grain culture. Prices of Poles The prices being paid at present by the Pacific Electric company of Los Angeles for poles is at follows: Thirty-five-foot poles. $6; 40-foot poles, $7; 45-foot poles, $8; 50-foot poles, $9.25: 55-foot poles, $11.75; 60 --foot poles, $12.50. As hundreds of trees can be raised on one acre, the return an acre is nat urally creating widespread interest. Eastern furniture companies are buy ing land and preparing to move their manufactories to California. Seven eu calyptus companies are planting trees near Delano, where much of the soil is very rich and an abundance of water i 3 available. On account of the nature of the soil, well known capitalists like John Hayes Hammond and Harry Payne Whitney have made large in vestments at Delano. The Delano Kucalyptus Timber com pany is fortunate In having for its president and manager Mr. Wise, who has had many years' successful experi ence In eucalyptus growing. Owing to his practical inventions for wood cut ting and for plant raising, he Is en abled to make a great saving in cutting wood, and can raise better trees than can be obtained in the nurseries. This company 's also fortunate in its land, as is attested by an old resident who has been postmaster at Delano for the past eight years. England, whose timber supply was exhausted ten or twelve years ago, is now wholly dependent upon eucalyptus wood imported from Australia. Cali fornia seeks to prevent a similar condi tion being tho fate of the United States- MONROVIA RESIDENT PLANS $15,000 HOUSE North Primrose Dwelling Sells at $5000, Encinitas Structure at $5500 —Building Activity MONROVIA, March 37.-Dr. T. M. Pottenger of Monrovia Is having plans drawn for an ele gant residence to be erected at the head of Charkitte avenue, In tho vicinity of the Pot tenser sanatorium. Dr. Pottenger will travel In Europe during the summer months an', will start work on his new home immediately upon his return. The structure will cost In the neighborhood of Jl5,O<H). _ G S. Stone reports tho sale of the P. B. Hatch residence on North Primrose to Mrs. L. D. Henry of Brooklyn, N. V., the con■,l.lc r&tlon being $5000. Among the notable realty transfers of tho week Is that of theHawes residence on North Enclnltas to Jam* M. Petrle of Monrovia. The house U a large two-story structure with a 100-fot frontage. The consideration was ISoOO. C. H. Reed, sr., will erect a modern resi dence on Greystone avenue. The plans, which have just been completed, provide for » mod ern eight-room house, up to date in every par- Vaui Bachert will erect a commodious two story residence on Sunset place. Tho work will start In the near future. New Federal Buildings The following appropriations for work on various public buildings to be erected and also now under construc tion in the following cities have been signed by the president: Albuquerque. N. M.. $30,000: Belling ham, Wash.. $30,000: Honolulu, H. T., $150,000; Los Angeles, $137,500; Sacra mento, $45,000; ;isan Francisco, mint, $15,000; Santa Barbara, $50,00f>: Salis bury, Cal., $20,000: Santa Cruz, $40,000: Santa Rosa, $20,000; Spokane, $75,000.