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EACH DAY ADDS TO EUCALYPTUS INDUSTRY ATTRACTS WORLD WIDE ATTENTION COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS PLANT LARGE BTRIPS Estimates Assure Replenishment of Devastated Forests and Place Call. fornia First In Future Tim. ber Supply Every week a new phase develops in eucalyptus culture and the Industry be comes more popular. Aside from the big eucalyptus companies that are Im proving vast tracts with this wonderful tree are the farmers themselves with a grove planted here and there on otherwise waste ground. In every county of Southern California the culti vation of eucalyptus is in progress, and the results will be without question most profitable. In 1866, but a short time after the world-famed gold craze that brought bo many pioneers Into the then desert regions of the Pacific coast, and long before the possibilities of this vast com monwealth were even whispered to the distant east. California was introduced to a tree genus whose towering tops were destined to wave over many miles of redeemed desert, turning the oIU Spanish ranchos into gardens of beauty and producers of vast revenue. This tree, the most remarkable of all evergreens, then scarcely known to the botanical world, few dreamed and none realized, was to solve the problem of hardwood growth and offset the Inevitable famine result ing from the ruthlpsa destruction, the mad slaughter and the devastation by tire of many thousand of acres of valu able hardwood timber that had taken scores of years to produce. Not in a Lifetime Consider the pines, the walnut, the hickory, the oak, too common to de mand consideration, yet once destroyed cannot be reproduced In a lifetime. What a planting of walnut there would be in the eastern stages if In five years from the seed a marketable tree could be produced! How many thousands of acres of rich Mississippi valley land would be Bet to hickory and oak if In seven years a tree ten inches in diame ter could be produced! These things cannot be, yet the con sumption of hardwood goes on and In creases year by year until at the presenv time the amount of wood used is enor mous. Each year the manufacturers of everything wooden grow more con cerned as to the future of the hardwood Industry. Each year the murmur grows stronger until finally it has become a shout and the volume of sound has pen etrated to the ears of Uncle Sam. Im mediutely the push button sends throb along down the line of forestry officials and trained students of arbori culture are sent scurrying in every di rection to search for statistics and h solution. For years this search has been prose cuted silently, relentlessly, tirelessly and without stinting of expense—to what end? The conclusion is evidenced by the volumes of reports, bulletins regularly issued and experimental sta tions established throughout Southern California. Government Points the Way The government's answer to the ques tion of "What shall we do for hard wood," is eucalyptus, and like a clarion note wrung from a bugle the name re sounds over the valleys and Is echoed by the hills of Southern California. Like a Sheridan marching from Win chester, eucalyptus has saved the day. Consider the eucalyptus, now it crows, it tarries not nor waits, but, strong in its youth, at 7 years exceeds In value the noble oak at 40. For years the growing of eucalyptus was desultory and only came into gen eral use as windbreaks when citrus cul ture became the foundation of Cali fornia's commercial power. As a wind break the tall stranger showed the na tive that it could banish fever germs, attract water and grow swiftly into cord> of good firewood. Gradually its medicinal qualities, Its lumber qualities and Us finishing quali ties became recognized. In 1900 it was planted only for fuel and wind breaks; 1907 It began to be planted in small groves on waste lands for revenue. In 1908 it rose to respectability, and in 1909 thousands of acres will be planted for commercial purposes. ■ As a tree the eucalyptus is easily recognized, tall and straight; laterals high up and body free from bark. Any tourist will recognize it from thia brief description. The varieties, however, are many and wide difference In the species results from environment. Many Varieties of Tree At the present time about 136 varie ties are known to botanists, but many kinds are being added as the tree Is bet ter known. Of these varieties but a few are now available for commercial purposes, but these few are adapted to so many uses that very few more are needed. Australia has long monopolized the market, having grown the eucalyptus for commercial purposes for many years, thereby producing much lumber and many millionaires, for Australian mahogany is not sold for a song. <The ice is broken, however, and the time is not far off when Southern California will supply a vast territory with hard wood lumber. Every month a new use Is found for It and every day a new convert from the ranks of the manu facturers Is added to the believers in eucalyptus. What Is the result? In five years the large eastern manufac turers will spread over Southern Cali fornia In a mad rush to corral the sup ply. This could be done in a short time, hence the government's urgent recommendation of eucalyptus culture. Why is Southern California destined to be the supply center? Because, the eucalyptus Is a particular tree and in sists on warm climates and no sudden dropping of the mercury. Hence com petition will be scarce and our position Is assured. Eucalyptus Culture Begins After studying the situation care fully and comparing the past with the present and believing thoroughly In sunshine, soil and water, a small body jf men began the consideration of a commercial eucalyptus grove. The figures and estimates of the over-en ihusiast were discarded, the facts as :hey are were mixed with a reasonable expectation of the future and the re mit was certainly gratifying—it meant !5 per cent compounded annually on :he Investment. The result of investigation having proved satisfactory a company was formed; a close corporation organized LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD Various Growths of Eucalyptus and Land Ready for Planting I l ' || • ' " '-,■-■. ■■■-■„ ■■■■---.< :■■—■< SSP^^^sS^^Mt^i^'israMMKftl ul2tk£^u^^^Mi^a££BiißMiM^Mi^iti^MMHMß^£2SwM In the foreground are eucalyptus trees nine months old, six to ten feet In height. To the right are eucalyptui trees eight years old. In the background are cypress trees twenty.four years old. for a business proposition on a busi ness basis and by business men for the sole purpose of growing and hand ling the products of eucalyptus trees. The corporation is known as the Murrieta Eucalyptus company, so named from the town of Murrieta in Riverside county, within a mile of which 2000 acres of mesa and valley land was chosen because of Us especial adaptation to the growth of trees and Its hearty recommendation by govern ment forestry officials. The company tested the water, dug Into the soil in valleys and on hilltops, went out in early dawn on the coldest mornings to test the temperature and came back convinced. The road to Murrieta la down hill and Just a mile to the sta tion, so the problem of accessibility was settled. This company has its offices at 211 Mercantile place, Los Angeles. Other large eucalyptus companies are pro moting the industry and meeting with gratifying success. INGLEWOOD RANCHO SALES TOTAL $14,325 Pleased Purchasers Return with Friends, Who Buy Adjoining Karms. Good Car Service Offers Attractions The Inglewood Rancho company be lieves there is now no acreage prop erty on the market in Los Angeles that Is meeing with a readier sale than the Rancho acreage. Thirty-six acres were sold during the past week. Most of the purchasers have either built homes or intend doing so at once. One of the best recommendations ior the property is the entire satisfaction of the purchasers and their desire to In terest their friends in the property. Last week Mrs. Kate L. Bassett bought a block of thirteen acres, and was so well pleased with her purchase that she has this week bought an addi tional thirteen acres adjoining. Ben T. Dillon, leading man at Fisch er's theater after inspecting several acreage subdivisions near Los Angeles, decided that he was best pleased with Inglewood Rancho and purchased sev eral acres there. Quite a portion of this property is already planted to alfalfa, which is now ready for harvesting. With six or seven cuttings per year, which this soil yields, alfalfa pays an average of $100 an acre. This means quick and sure returns on Investment. The electric car line from the city to Redondo passes directly through the property. Good car service is thus in sured without evcessive car fare. Sales of the past week amounting to $14,325 were as follows: One acre on Cedar street, Mra. Jennie I. Newton, $475; one acre on Lennox avenue, Samuel Baume, $425; one acre on Oak street, Fred Whipple, $450; five acreß on Cedar street, Wilfred Vane mon, $2250; one acre on Fir street, Mrs. Ida Rinne, $525; one acre on Lennox avenue, Robert Conn, $425; one acre on Palm street, Mrs. Caroline M. Eaton, $375; one acre on Crevillea street, Ag nes Hrookmlller, $550; two acres on Fir street, E. M. Mcßurney. $950; thirteen acres, Mrs. Kate L. Bassett, $4300; two acres on Lennox aye., James Gilroy, $950: five acres on Pine street, C. M. Harding, $2500; two acres on GreviUea street, B. J. Whltan. $1100. Bungalow in Glendale, Purchased by New Yorker \ ■*■>*•<■' tl .^m*^—"^"^^ff-BlJffi^*^'' '••■■.■'■w\ii ■'■■■■*■■■ i / V*? j * > I i ■ im'V'^i^&f-^.^S^m W&i&ik.- .l^A^f"■ ■ ■'■■ - ■■■-•-■ i !^l?s3?*P !^ "" '".' ■' ■""■ | --—!__„ j- ,' • ■ * . . —— _ _ ANOTHER pretty bungalow has juet been sold by the Glendale Building and Investment company in the Livingston tract in Olendale. The sale was made to Lucille Gllmer of New York city, who will make it her future home. The consideration was $5500. The bungalow contains nine rooms with large dining room and splendid out- SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL IS, 1000. SENATORS TELL Of REALTY LAWS MEET WITH BOARD AT WEEKLY LUNCHEON Hurd Predicts Acquisition by Los An geles of All Territory Between City and Ocean Through Consolidation Bill Senators H. M. Hurd and N. W. Thompson were guests of the LO3 An geles Realty board at a meeting and luncheon held at the Westminster htoel last week, and addressed the board on legislation accomplished at the recent session of the legislature. All the legislative bills introduced at the request of the Realty board anJ of the State Realty federation were passed. One of them confers upon judges the power of authorizing pay ment of commissions on sales of prop erty belonging to the estate of a de ceased person; provided, that a con tract is made between the executor or administrator of the estate and any bona-fide real estate agent. Others which were drawn by City Attorney Leslie Hewitt relate to street im provement proceedings and the assess ment of damages in connection there with. The chief benefits attained by the enactment of the. latter are as follows: First—An opportunity is given to owners of property in an assessment district, who are not parties to the action for condemnation, to intervene and contest the report of the referees. Under the present law owners whose interests may be greatly affected have no voice in the proceedings. • Second—The value of property as sessed or damaged in such proceedings is to be fixed as of the date of the order appointing referees or setting the case for trial, instead of at the com mencement of the proceedings, as at present. Sometimes a year or more elapses before referees are appointed, and the consequence has besn that values have been unsettled, and sales and private improvements delayed. Extends City Council's Rights Third—The time during which it is permissible for the city council to abandon proceedings In a given case is materially extended. Fourth—The compensation of th» referee^ Is to be fixed by the court, and their necessary expenses allowed, whereas, under the existing law, an arbitrary fee was provided which was often insufficient to obtain competent service, and which in practice has re sulted in the evasion of the law. Fifth —Provision is made for the compensation of property owners on the district assessment plan in case of damage resulting from the improve ments of streets, alleys, etc. It will apply, particularly, to streets in which extensive cuts or fills are neces sary. In addition to the explanation of the above bills, Senator Thompson called attention to the measure providing for the issuance of $18,000,000 bonds for the purpose of building good roads; throughout the state, and more par ticularly a great central highway from one end of California to the other, in cluding connection with nearly all the county seats. Both he and Senator door sleeping apartment. The lot is a corner, fronting fifty feet on Louise and ISO feet on Second street, and has v grand view of valley and mountains. The Glendale Building; and Investment company, whose offices are in the Severance building, corner Sixth and Main streets, has been very successful with the Livingston tract and has built Hurd commended this bill, which was introduced at the instance of Governor Gillett, and expressed the hope that the bond issue would carry at the next general election. They also urged the desirability of friendly co-operation with the northern part of the state and spoke of the ready assistance offered by the mem bers of the legislature from San Francisco in the passage of the bill ap propriating $250,(100 for an exposition building In Agricultural park, Los Angeles. Senator Thompson said that much had been done at the last legislature toward abolishing sectional ill feeling, and he commended the efforts of the State Realty federation, of which the Los Angeles Realty board is a leading member, along the same lines. Senator Hurd predicted that within a few years all territory between this city and the ocean would be joined to Los Angeles as a result of the con solidation bill. In connection with his visit as a member of the tommit tee to inspect San Pedro and Wilming ton harbors, he mentioned the Islais creek (San Francisco) proposition, and heartily advocated the proposed bond issue by the state for the opening of Islais creek, which, he said, he be lieved would ultimately cost the state nothing, as the improvements would repay the bonds. , . , He also commended the bill which makes possible the opening of *if!h street, Los Angeles. through the normal school property. President Farlsh in referring to the expected arrival in this city of the state board of equalization, said that he understood it to be the policy of this commission to obtain the assist ance of the local realty boards in the principal cities in making assessments, and he urged members of the board to respond readily if appointed upon com mittees for this purpose. A joint meeting of the governing committee of the realty board and of the state board of equalization will be held to discuss assessments and valua tions, and it is expected that this con ference will play an Important part as to future taxation. THREE-CORNERED DEAL INCLUDES RICH' RANCH The Sayer-Thompson-Irons com pany, 319 South Hill street, has con cluded a three-cornered exchange deal comprising a well improved ranch of twenty acres near Santa Ana at $iOOO, one and a half acres at Willowbrook at $1800 and a confectionery business at Covina at $2500. The same firm has sold a beautiful six-room bungalow, known as "The White Colonial," at 1265 Leighton ave nue for Mrs. L. W. Ochsner to Mrs. C W Caswell for $5500. This house is a distinctive old Virginia style, co lonial bungalow, with every modern convenience, having seven large pillars along the front and one side, and being painted pure white makes It unusually attractive. It is situated amid the pepper trees and presents a handsome appearance. Mrs. Caswell bought the plate for a home for her daughter. Also a lot fifty feet on Paul place, East Hollywood to W. W. Thompson for $1150. Mr. Thompson will build a nice home. Exchange of the lease and furniture of the Belvidere apartment house for three lots at Athens Heights. Total consideration $6500. Sold for B. L. Gubser to Mrs. J. Dooley a seven-room modern bunga low on Forty-first place between Ray mond and Budlong avenues for $3700. Mrs. Dooley already occupies the place. more than a dozen beautiful homes In this tract, all of them being high class. In fact this firm has built up a big reputation for the splendid way it builds its houses and is Glendale's big gest booster. Another .sale made last week was a six-room bungalow to C. H. Allen, alsu located in the Livingston tract. »j3 TwvM Mm jM^FiE^ aSmR 1 L . L| .. lir > * -'f ;n- - J-- un ii If Eucalyptus trees 130 feet in height, eighteen years old. They are land marks, for which owner refused $150. Eucalyptus lands of Murietta Eucalyptus company, part of 2700-acre tract in Riverside county. All views i n cut were furnished b/ this company. SETTLERS RUSH TO RECLAIMED LANDS TOWNS START IN COLORADO RIVER REGION Lands at $5 to $25 an Acre, Under Ditch, Prove Big Inducement to Homeseekers Near Yuma The interest and enthusiasm about the new irrigation project of tho gov ernment in and about Yuma on both sides of the Colorado river continues to grow. Construction work will start on the new railroad south from Yunui through the delta bottom lands to the] international boundary line to the south twenty-two miles. There will bo a tov/n eight miles below Yuma, an other fourteen miles below Yuma and still another on the international boundary line between Arizona and So nora Mexico, which is twenty-two miles south of Yuma. From that point the railroad will extend to Port Isa bella, a port on the Gulf of California, where the Mexican government expects to spend money in improving a harbor, and construction work on this railroad will begin within, a few days. The government announces that there will be-two towns in the Indian Yuma reservation, one on the main line of the Southern Pacific railroad about six miles west of Yuma. named Cooper and the other in the heart of the reservation, to the north Of Yuma, on the branch line of the Southern Pa cific from Yuma to the Laguna dam, named Powell. These will be model towns, laid out, organized and started by the government reclamation .serv ice The main business streets will be 100* feet wide, extending entirely through the town, and the residence streets eighty feet wide. Influx to Yuma There is a big influx of persons to Yuma, consequently land is being sold. It is evident that values arc very low at the prasent time and are bound to be much higher in the very near fu ture The government has in prospect the new Highland ditch from Laguna dam. It will extend alOMg the High land as far west as to Coachella val ley and water all that dry section. Sur veyors are at work placing slakes. Nearly all of the land along this new Highland ditch has been filed upon and parts of same are changing hands to second parties. Values range from $;>! to $25 an acre. This is an indication of the Interest there. All this country hitherto dry will be settled up. Already many persons are leveling their land and preparing fori 1 Everett' P. Teasdale, 401 Central building. Los Angeles, is acting as agent here, and is not only Belling land direct, but furnishing valuable infor mation to persons interested. PROMOTION COMMITTEE. FINDS REALTY BUYERS Tho California Promotion commit tea report* that it It Mhtovlns r.-sults from answering m qulrlos i-oni-ernlng real Mtate. A ipecimen or the work bcinft done In this line is embodied In tho following letter from H. M. Beera, New York city. Tho text of the letter rcails: "I am under many lattliiK obligations for your courteous Interest as embodied IB your favor of March 2!>. Have also reoelved some valuable data and literature from your I'aaa dena confreres. "On the strength of what you and your com mittee have said. I have bought fifteen acres of improved land between Pasadena and Lot Angeles and will become a Callfornlan before thlß time next year." Big Sale at Fullerton '•A twenty-acre orange grove close to Fuller ton, with all buildings, live stock and water rights, has been sold by Mrs. M. A. Carpenter to Frank M. Dowllng at stated price of J2U,000, according to the Santa Ana Blade. BEAUMONT APPLE LANDS FIND BUYERS NEW TRACT SALES TOTAL $17,500 Los Angeles Contractors Estimate on 30,000 Feet of Steel Pipe for Irri. gating Latest Subdivision Placed on Market Excellent demand for Beaumont ap ple lands and city lots is reported, ihe sales for the week totaling $6300, divided among .eight individual purchasers. Apple valley acreage was sought by the majority of the buyers, and at this, the second week the tract has been on the market, the sales have reached over 100 acres, valued at $17,500. For watering Apple valley and other new tracts Los Angeles contractors are now estimating on supplying over 30,000 feet of steel pipe from three to twelve inches in diameter. Active steps for the trenching of these new water mains is now in progress, and a large force of men and teams will soon be put to work. Several carloads of cement will also be supplied by local dealers for making cement conduits and laterals several miles in length. Planting of fruit and timber trees is growing with the expansion of the wa tered area to the degree that 30,000 ad ditional eucalyptus and over 20,000 ap ple and other fruit tries have recently been ordered. Much small fruits, such as loquats, pomegranates, besides large fields of blackberries, strawberries and raspberries are being planted. Supervisors have agreed to extend the area of oiled roads In the Beaumont district in order to facilitate the mar keting in nearby towns of apples and other fruits until there are now oxer eighty miles of graded streets and fif teen mtlea of oil roads. Demonstrating the advantage of ster eopticon lectures in the development of country districts, the atereoptlcon lec tures on Beaumont have been attended dally by an average of 160 homeseekers. The weekly excursions have also been well patronized,- the patron* Including investors from many eastern gtatew, i ! M INTERESTED IN Helms? We Manufacture the Only Perfect Wall and Seat Bed I it IC " i 11 ik« Easily Operated JL JL jLKJ' Elegant in Appearance t So. Cal. Hardwood & Mfg. Go. f I Los Angeles, California j JL M. jLkJ Elegant in Appearance So. Cal. Hardwood & Mfg. Co. f Los Angeles, California ft Office and Salesrooms 1200 East Eighth St. I In '■'■'■'■■ Phone* —Suusrt Main £820, Home 10915. jjj |OjrsTil rrli«Mi and ltlu»«ruted matter on application. P'TS Real Estate and Classified Section VERMONT SQUARE NOW ON MARKET TRACT IN NEW SOUTHWEST BECOMES LISTED LIES IN DIRECT PATH OF CITY'S GREATEST GROWTH Lots Placed on Sale Run from 44 to 50 Feet in Width to Alley. Boulevards for Streets The placing- on the market of Vet mont square by the Southwest Lano. company has been one of the notable eventa of the week in real estate. Vermont square is on Vermont, Nor mandle and Western avenues, immedi ,l,ls adjoining Vermont Avenue square on the west, one of the most pleasing locations in the new southwest, and in the direct path of the greatest growth of Los Angeles. Vermont square will be improved along the lines of Vermont Avenue square, its older sister subdivision, and in accordance with the well-establish ed policy of the Southwest Land com pany The boundaries are Vernon ave nue on the north, Nonnandie avenue on the east and Western avenue on the west On the south the tract extends on both sides of Fiftieth street, between Normandie and Denker avenues, and to Forty-eighth street, between West ern avenue and Denker avenue. There are nearly 600 lots in the tract. The lots are from forty-four (none loss) to fifty feet in width, running back lo an alley in each case. Half of each street will be given over to pedestrians and half to vehicles, thus permitting a general and uniform sys tem of parking and boulevarding. The Southwest Land company was the pi oneer in establishing this policy in the new southwest and it has proved very popular. Graded, Oiled and Rolled The streets will be graded, rolled and oiled: the best water in the city will be piped to each lot. Cement walks and curbs will be laid, shade and ornamen tal trees will be planted. Vermont square will have all public utilities, ad. aquate fire protection, churches and city schools. The transportation facili ties are excellent, and all indications point to a repetition of the remark able lucceai achieved by the Southwest Land company with the Vermont Ave nue Square tract, which was closed out last year. In this connection it may be pointed out that a liberal policy in the market ing of subdivisions not only conduces to financial success, but to the better ment of the city. Such a policy is In dicated not merely by large lots and high class improvements, but also by the manner in which the tract is after ward kept up and riaintained. If dead trees are removed and lots kept free i from weeds and rubbish, if the streets are kept in first class condition, not merely when the tract is placed on the market, but so long as it Is in the 1 hands of the owners, it adds not only to the value of the lots and the general appearance of the section of tne city in which It lies, but renders the subdi vision peculiarly attractive to home seekers and investors. Neglect has brought failure to more than one prom ising tract. The opening of Vermont Square has been anticipated by a large number of home seekers and investors, and thu first week's sales were very gratifying in both number and amount. MONTE VISTA ACRES FIND READY MARKET Emil Firth has sold fifty-four acres in Monte Vista to the following pur chasers: Alvah O. Bivens, six acres on State street, west of Freemont avenue, for $1852. Charles E. Payne, nine acres on Magnolia avenue, south of Fifth ave nue, for $2598. ■. .V George Meade, five acres at State street and Vermont avenue, for $1965. Mrs. Elizabeth K. Swan, eight acres on Magnolia avenue, south ,of Fifth avenue, for $2385. Edward S. Rice, ten acres ;■ on Oakes avenue, south of Fifth avenue, for $3000. Louis Weigel, five acres at the cor ner of Fremont avenue and Fifth ave nue. $1750. John Davis, six acres on State street, east of Monte Vista avenue, for $1710. Miss Nellie B. Wright, five acres on Magnolia avenue, south of Fifth ave nue, for $1500. < « » Firmness in Realty The sale of FlKUoroa villa, at Fortieth anil South Flgueroa, by J. Frank Bowon to Charles F. Stamps recently, Is given by realty men as ghowlne that prices are firm and demand good (or first class residences anywhere In. Lou Angeles. The price was 140,000. The lot froms 11:11 feet on Fleueroa anil 190 on Fortieth street. The house is an expensive one. and ground* are highly Improved. The deal was made by F. .1. Steelo & Co. Mr. iiowen retains -posses sion (or one ye*. ' , . .