From Mines and Oil Fields
OLD ROSARID MINE LETS
CONTRACT FOR BIG PLANT
Property Recently Acquired by
London Men Was Once
CHIHUAHUA, Mex., Aug. 16.—Con
tracts have been let for the building of |
a big reduction plant at the famous |
old Kosario mine at Guadalupe y
Calvo, Chihuahua, recently acquired by
the West Mexico Mines company of
London. It is hoped to have the plant
in readiness to start treating an aver
age of 200 tons a day within six months j
and after that a substantial increase
will be made.
This mine, In' the extreme south
western part of Chihuahua, was a
bonanza from the grassroots. The j
main vein i-s said to be 100 to 150 feet i
wide, averaging In width about 100:
feet, and by an open cut along the
ledge 1800 feet long, seven feet deep
and 130 feet across, there were in the
early days exposed four distinct high
grade shoots between which are vast
tonnages of fair milling truck running
about $10 to the ton.
An Indian discovered the property in
October of 1835, and in the following
year English interests secured a lease
upon it. Foreigners were not allowed
to own Mexican mines outright until
*o-.. So much gold was taken from
the bonanza at the very start that in
1842 the government established a mint
there and coinage began in 1844.
According to such records as have
been preserved, the Rosario produced
$16,000,000 gold fr> i 1838 to 1846, but
it is conservatively estimated that the
actual output up to 1847 was $40,000,000,
the true facts having often been with
held to evade the heavy tax on bullion.
Failing to agree upon terms for a
renewal of their lease, the Englishmen
abandoned the mine in 1847, and it lay
practically dormant until 1883, when it
was purchased by a company organ
ized in Memphis, Term. Another crowd
of Americans secured control |£ 1892,
and took out $100,000 in twenty-one
rionths, selling to the Rosario Mining
and Milling company of London In
1895, the property later passing to the
West Mexico Mines company, present
NEEDLES CUTS TENNESSEE
LEDGE AT 200-FOOT LEVEL
Shaft Found in Good Condition
and Will Be Unwatered
KINGMAN, Aug. 16.—1t Is reported
that the Needles Mining and Smelting
company has cut the Tennessee vein
at a depth of 200 feet and that old
works will be unwatered to that depth
at once. Below the 200 level in the
old shaft the shaft is said to be In per
fect condition to the 600, or rather is
believed to be in good condition and
the old shaft can be used instead of
driving the new shaft down to that
By draining the* mine through the
new shaft to the 200 It will be possible
to catch up the ground from the 200 to
the surface in the eld shaft and work
the mine through that opening. As
soon as the mine is unwatered the
company will be able to start the w^rk
of exploitation and shipment of ore.
It is said on the 600 level there is a
fine body of lead ore and on the levels
above that point there are big bodies
of zinc. The mine is sure to be a big
producer, the company being able to
handle a lower grade of ore than the
old owners of the property on account
of owning its own reduction plants.
Burt Lunceford was over from the
Tom Reed mill Wednesday with about
$20,000 in bullion, the result of the last
cleanup of the mill and cyanide tanks.
He. reports the mill doing splendid
work and that the new plant will soon
be in operation, when still better re
sults will be had. President Grimes
is at the mine and is well pleased with
the existing conditions in the property.
A dividend will probably be paid stock
holders about September 10 and there
after regular dividends will be forth
coming. The ore bodies recently
opened are said to be very rich and
AT GOLD CKOWX MINE
The assembling of the machinery at
the Gold Crown mine is well under
way, a number of large teams hauling
the machinery from the station at
Union. A pipe line is being put in to
carry the water from the big spring
above Union Pass to the mine, a dis
tance of two miles. This line has been
laid to the top of the mountain through
the main Union Pass divide, the water
being carried along by gravity, the
head bring about forty-five feet above
the highest point. From the summit
of the mountain the fall to tho mine
•will be about 1000 feet. This will give
a great pressure at the outlet and at
the fame time furnish enough water
for the new mill. At the mine a few
men are getting the stopes ready to
furnish the necessary production of
ore for the mill. General Manager E.
H. Barton has gone to Los Angeles to
look aftor some business matters, but
is expected to return within the next
SinPS $17,500 BIXIJON
Last Tuesday J. P. Gideon brought
In from the Gold road mill a bar of
bullion weighing $17,500, the mill run
for the week. He said owing- to the
freezing of the furnace and breaking
of a melting pot the company was
unable to melt the remainder of the
retort, which was valued at over $8000,
which would have brought the ship
ment to over $25,000. The report of the
company, which is now In the hands of
shareholders, shows a healthy condi
tion of the mine. It also gives the In
formation that the company la now
able to mine and mill ore for $4 a ton,
less than one-half the cost under the
W. A. Mensch has put a force of men
to work on the Enterprise mine and
intends to do a large amount of de
velopment prepaniory to putting In
a milling plant. The mine shows big
ore bodies that can be concentrated
into valuable shipping product. Water
in abundance can be had in the prop
erty and good roads lead to the rail
road, whence shipments of the concen
trates can be made to the tmelters.
STRIKE IN NEW MEXICO
BUCHANAN, N. M., Aug. IB.—Cop
r W ore of good quality and large quan
tities has been struck ten miles south
east of this place and six mllos south
of Largo switch, on the Belen cutoff.
This find was made by O. H. Hickman,
B. -M. Myers and Lon Beall in the
Veio hills, where they have been pros
pecting since early last spring.
OIL MEN WILL MEET
TO DISCUSS POLICY
The assembly room of the chamber
of commerce has been selected as the
place and at 8 o'clock Thursday night
as the time for the meeting of oil men
who will discuss and possibly adopt
some policy regarding conservation.
Letters signed by eighteen men rep
resenting many oil Interests and com
panies have been mailed to 1500 opera
tors in the state," Inviting and urging
them to attend the gathering.
The letter of Invitation contains the
"It Is generally agreed that the United
States . government will enact measures
tending to conserve the mineral resources
of the country at the early session of
"In order that the oil Industry may
cot be irremediably injured, It Is also
apparent that the oil operators of this
state should get together and formu
late a plan that, while consistent with
the policy of conservation, will Insure
fair competitive conditions for all those
engaged In the production of oil." *
The meeting Is declared In general
terms to be "for the purpose of crys
tallizing sentiment and making arrange
ments to thoroughly study the matter
and bring It to the attention of the
American Mining congress."
BAY CITY OIL COMPANY
PAYS SEVENTH DIVIDEND
Directors Decide to Increase the
Number of Shares and
Lower Par to $1
The Bay City Oil company Is today
paying Its dividend No. 7 for 10 cents
a share, making a total of $145,000 paid
in dividends by this company to date.
The date of payment of dividends has
just been changed from the 10th to the
15th of the month, in order that the
regular monthly meeting on the sec
ond Thursday will always precede the
The directors of this company have '■
decided that It will be for the interest
of the stockholders to change the num
ber of shares and the par value of ',
same from 100,000 shares of the par I
value of $5 each, as it now stands, to j
500,000 shares at a par value of $1 each, j
and have asked the stockholders to ap
prove of cuch an amendment to the
articles of incorporation.
"While this does not change the
amount of the capital, it places a par |
value on the stock more in accord with
the usual plan of corporations of this I
kind. The new issue of stock will, of j
course, give the stockholders Jive i
shares of the new stock for each share
they may bold of the old stock.
BIG PAYROLL SPEAKS
WELL FOR GOLDFIELD
GOLDFIELD, Aug. 16.—Eighty-six
thousand dollars was distributed by
the Goldfield Consolidated Mines com
pany as the pay roll for the month of
July, with approximately 700 men on
the list. The disbursement of this
amount of money in wages each month
by this company makes the 10th a wel
come date to workmen and merchants
alike. Labor conditions in this camp
were never so satisfactory as at pres
ent, and there are practically no Idle
men in the district. Construction work
now being done by the Consolidated has
given employment to a large number ot
men in addition to the regular mining
and milling forces, so practically all of
the unemployed labor of the camp has
The Florence is employing a good
force and the several leases throughout
the camp are also employing a greater
number of men than hag been the case
for a number of years. With the Con-
Boltdated pay roll as a nucleus, labor
condition* are assuredly in good shape.
BOSTON MINING STOCKS
Special MrriH to The Herald by J. C. Wil
ton, ill Weal Fifth street, Los Angeles.
BOSTON, Aug. 16.—After a dull opening ac
tivity and strength developed throughout the
entire list ill both Boston and New York.
At the close quotations were as follows:
Bid. Ask. | Bid. Ask.
Am Pneu .. 6 ' s! a Michigan .... 414 5
do pfd .... lV'.i IS Mohawk .. .. BOVi 51
Adventure .. 6 614 Nev Con ... 21 21',, I
Allouez .. .. 43 44 North Butte.. 3014 3014
Atlantic .... 6 7 |Old Dominion 3714 38
Arcadian ... G 6Mi.Osceola .. ..130 131
Ariz Com .. 18% 19 Parrot 15 1514
Apex 3Vi 3% Quincy "0
Butto Coal'n 19=4 19% Santa Fe ... 114 1%
Calu & Ariz. 02 63 Shannon 10% 11
Calu & Hec.slo 615 Shoe Much .. 52% 63
Centennial ..IS 20 do iifd 2714 28
Con Mercur. 10 12 Hup Copper.. 4614 47
Cop Range.. U7'.4 68 Sup and Bos 814 9
Corbin it 1* 14% Sup and Pitt 12 1214
Paly West... 0% 1 Swift 10214 103
East Butte.. H', a 8% Tamarack ...60 61
Elm River .. 25 30 Trinity 614 7
franklin ....11% 11% United Fruit.l 92 19515
Qranby 35 KM V 8 Smelt... 4014 4014
Greene Can. 7T4 B>2 do pfd 4814 49
Hancock .... 2.'! 1 23,2 Utah Con ... 2414 25
Isle Royale.. 1914 19>» Victoria .. .. 3 3%
Keswenaw .. 314 4 [winona 8% 9
Lake 3814 [Wolverine ...121
La Balle .... 1014 11 |Wyandot .... 1% 2
Mass Copper 7% Sli Mass Gas .... SO 801 i
Mayflower ..35 60 do pfd 91 92
Mcx Con ... 48 BO North Lake.. 10 1014
Miami 20% 21>4 Indiana 16 IG>;
NEW YORK CURB
Special service to The Herald by J. C. Wil
son, 212 West I-lfth street, Los Angeles.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16.—Following were the
Bid. Ask. Bid. Ask.
Am Tobacco.396 3'JB Mason Val.. 7% 7%;
B S Gas ... OH 0% Miami 21 21>,i
Chicago Sub 6% 6 Mine* of Am 58 60
Havana Tob. 3 5 Nevada Utah 054 0%
Btand'rd 011.605 610 Nlplsslng ... 1114 1114
Cns Simp Rl7 21 Ohio I}, 2
Butte Coal'n 19 20 Rwhlde Coal. 15 Hi
Davis Daly. 1% 1% Ray Central. 214 2%
Dolores .. .. 614 614 Ray Con ...n% 19%
Ely Central. 114 114 South Utah.. IV4 2
Ely Con .... 33 36 United Cop .. 514 614
CJMfleia Con. 8% 814 Yukon 4 414
Greene Can. 7',i 8 Chlno n«4 1414
Glroux 714 7% Coh Arizona. 214 2"i
Inspiration.. 814 814 Keystone .... 3% 3%
Kerr Lake .. 7 714 Bl Rayo .... 354 3Ti
La Rose .... 3% *
PRICES OF METALS
IN NEW YORK MARKET
• > NEW YORK, Ails. —Copper dull; <«>
■:•> M.iiiiluril spot $!'!(« 1'J.:15; NeptPmber, <•/
< v fU.MOU.U. 4>
•'■• I.tail hlniJ.v at [email protected] <«
<>> liar silver. S3 l-80. ■•;
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1910.
WHICH ARIZONA CITY
WILL GET CONGRESS?
Governor of Territory Issues Call
for Commerce Organizations
to Decide Question
Last Wednesday the governor of Ar
izona, in response to a general appeal
i headed by the Yuma chamber of mines,
j requested the Phoenix board of trade to
1 issue a call for the representatives of
the different commercial bodies
j throughout the territory to meet at
Phoenix on Monday, September 5, to
decide on one Arizona city which It
will support in an effort to secure the
next session of the American Mining
congress. To make the meeting thor
oughly representative, the mayor of
Phoenix co-operated and asked the
I board to Invite the mayor of each city
and to urge the attendance of all the
chief executives of Arizona cities, that
a well organized plan to secure the con
vention may be started.
A call to the members of the Arizona
Mining association Is included, and Col.
Epes Randolph, its president, will be
asked to preside. A consideration of
accessibility by railroads and hotel ac
commodations will undoubtedly be the
cardinal point upon which all aspirants
will be asked to base their claims.
As Phoenix is not In the race this
year, and as the Phoenix board is ren
dering such enthusiasm, it was chosen
as an admirable place to hold the meet
It Is expected there will be a large
number of mining men at this-first con
ference, and as the Phoenix board of
trade will have its Los Angeles bureau
in full swing In time for the convention
this year, every effort to secure next
year's convention can be well directed.
FINDS BODY OF QUARTZ
GOLDFIELD, Aug. 16.—'A fine body
of quartz is being broken into on the
500 level of the Florence Extension,
which was recently started up under
lease by a syndicate of California
operators, and it is thought that within
a short time good ore will be encoun
tered. The quartz is now showing con
siderable tetrahedrite and looks very
encouraging. This ground adjoins the
old Rogers syndicate lease on the
Florence and has an excellent chance
for becoming a good producer, as it is
directly in line for the southerly pro
jection of the Rogers ore shoot. If .
expectations are realized it will be an
important bearing on solving the geo
logical or ore problem of the territory
beyond the south end of the Florence.
Three shifts are being worked and
general repairs and thorough prepara
tions are being made for an extensive
campaign of development.
MILL NEAR COMPLETION
PARRAL, Mexico, Aug. 16.—The ttrst
unit of the big 1000-ton mill being
erected by the Palmilla company is
nearing completion. The steel workers
will be through early next week. Some
record time has been made on this
plant. The first piece of steel was laid
April 6 of this year, and in the four
months 700 tons of steel, 100 tons of
corrugated iron and 200 window sash
have been placed. The work of put
ting the mill machinery in place is
progressing, the four tube mills are
ready to turn over, the classifiers will
be in position in a day or so and the
battery of stamps is being erected.
NEW YORK, A«g. 16.—Standard cop
per—Dull; spot and August, [email protected]
12 35' September, [email protected]; October,
$12.27%©12.87V4i November, $12.32%®
12.42 1,2." London, firm; spot, £56; fu
tures £57. No arrivals were reported
at New York today. Custom house re
turns showed exports of 662 tons, mak
ing 14,740 so far this month. Local
dealers reported no change in the spot
condition. Lake copper, $12.57%(&13;
electrolytic, $12.12%© 12.16, and casting,
$12 l>s'(il2 50.
Tin, firm but quiet; spot, $33.50®34;
\ugust, September and October, $33.50
@33.75. London, steady; spot, £154 17s
6d; futures, £154 2s 6d.
Lead, steady, $4.4Ca4.50 New York;
[email protected] East St. Louis. London, spot,
£12 10s. ,
Spelter, steady, $5.35%5.40 New York;
$5.10<55.15 East St. Louis. London,
spot, £22 15s.
Iron, Cleveland warrants, 50s in Lon
don. Locally iron was quiet.
STRIKES GOLD AND SILVER
John Rainey has made a rich gold
and silver strike in the Honeycomb
mine in the Tombstone district, Arizo
na, recently leased by him. the ore av
eraging $200 a ton. The ground of this
mine extends over the recent cavein on
Toughnut street, and the strike was
made in this cavein in the old stope,
from which over $1,000,000 was extract
ed in the early days of Tombstone.
These workings and stope extend
many thousand feet in the vicinity of
the Russ hotel and the depot grounds,
and about three feet under the floor of
the old store is where Rainey encoun
tered a ledge of rich ore carrying horn
silver The ledge is four feet wide.
It is calculated by the old miners that
Kainey will net over. $100 a day on his
REQUIRE HIGH HORSEPOWER
I a Blanra company's new mill and
cyanide plant in, the Pachuca district,
Mexico, and the new electrical pumping
Plant require over 1000-horsepower, and
a five-year contract has been let there
for In Pachuca work is b<iing rushed
on the mill and cyanide plant of the
Santa Gertrudis mines, which will have
a capacity of 7RO tons daily, and the
Santa Ana company has contracted for
a 22f>-horsepower Weatinghouse elec
tric hoist, and other equipment is being
delivered at the mine. All three of
th.se companies are to use electrical
TEMPLOR AGAIN ACTIVE
The advent of the branch of the Pro
ducers' Transportation company into
the Tcmplor district is causing a re
sumption of drilling activities, which
over the summer season fell oft to prac
tically nothing. The pipe line will be
completed and ready to run oil in about
one week. There are about 30,000 bar
rels of storage in the district, and this
will be moved Immediately.
■ PAYROLL OF $145,000
The payroll at the Miami mining
properties, in the Globe belt, Arizona,
amounts now to J145.000 a month.
SAN PEDRO, Aug. 16.—Arrived: Steamship
Rose City, from Portland via San Francisco;
steamship President, from Seattle via San
Francisco and Redondo; eteam schooner San
Pedro, from Eureka; steam schooner Shasta,
from Portland via San Francisco: power
schooner Siintu Rosa Island, from Santa Rosa
Island; schooner Forester, ten days from Ev
erett; steam schooner Aurelia, from Eureka;
schooner Expansion, from Redondo.
Sailed: Steamship Kuanoke, for Portland via
San Francisco; steam schooner Nome City, for
Portland via San Francisco; steam schooner
Casco, for Portland via San Francisco.
The schooner Forester. Captain Darwltz, ar- |
rived this morning ten days from Everett with
600.000 feet of lumber.
The schooner Sadie, Captain Aspe. from
Umpqua, was towed to the Kerckhoff-Cuzner !
wharf this morning to discharge 400,000 feet of i
The steamer Shasta, Captain Hanson, docked
at the new wharf on the minor till this morn- \
Ing upon arrival from Columbia, to discharge
230 piles, and will proceed to the £. K. Wood •
wharf with balance of cargo. She Is the llrst ,
steamer to dock In the outer harbor, where the |
Outer Harbor and Dock company is reclaiming i
153 acres of submerged land.
. Today being a holiday, little work was done J
on the lumber wharves. The steamer Nome
City, Captain Hansen, which sailed for Port- ;
land, was the only vessel of the lumber fleet i
that worked cargo.
Northbound passenger traffic continues re- i
markably heavy. Tonight the steamer Roan
oke. Captain Dunham, sailed for San Fran- i
Cisco and Portland, with all accommodations !
sold. The steamer Rose City, Captain Mason, j
which arrived this morning, has had all Port- j
land accommodations sold for several days. I
She will also take considerable freight.
The steamer San Pedro, Captain Benedick- ;
sen, arrived this morning from Eureka with a ;
full cargo of lumber for various wholesalers.
The steamer Casco, Captain Ahlln, will sail '
for San Francisco tomorrow for orders.
The schooner Expansion, Captain Jacobson, ■
arrived today from Redondo Beach, and will I
tie up here awaiting a charter.
With passengers and freight for the Pacific ;
Coast Steamship company, the steamer Presi
dent, Captain Cousin, arrived tonight from I
San Francisco and Seattle via Redondo Beach, ;
and will proceed down the coast tomorrow to ]
San Diego. < I
The steamer Aurelta, Captain Weber, ar- i
rived today'from Eureka with 400,000 feet of |
lumber. She has 100,000 feet for Redondo j
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMERS
Bloraerj carrying passengers ar« duo from
northern ports via San Francisco ami from
southern ports direct as follows:
J. B. Stetson, Portland Aug. 17
Klanmth, Portland Aug. 17 I
Hanalel, San Francisco Aug. 17 '
President, San Diego Aug. IS !
Watson, Seattle Aug. 19 I
Santa Rosa, San Francisco Aug. 19
Santa Rosa, San Diego -. Aug. 21 ,
Beaver, Portland , Aug. 21 i
George W. Elder, Portland Aug. 22
Governor. Seattle ...*••••••.•• Aug 23'
1 Hanalel, San Francisco •......•• Aug. 23 ■
Governor. San Diego ...................... Aug. 25 ■
Bucltman. Seattle Aug. 25 j
Bear, Portland Aug. 26 I
Santa Rosa, San Francisco Aug 26 I
President, San Diego Aug. 17
Rose City, Portland Aug. 17
Norwood, Aberdeen . Aug. 17
llanalel, San Francisco Aug. 18 !
President, Seattle Aug. 18 '
Santa Rosa, San Diego , Aug. 20 I
Santa Rosa, San Francisco • Aug. 21 j
Watson, Seattle Aug. 21 !
Beaver, Portland , Aug. 22 i
George W. Elder. Portland Aug. 22 '
Governor, Sar. Diego Aug. 24 i
Hanalei, San Francisco .....Aug. 24 !
Governor, Seattle , Aug. 25 '
Bu?kman, Seattle ...„ Aug. 27 !
Bear, Portland Aug. 27
Santa Rosa, Sa- Diego Aug. 27 ;
(Tides are placed In order of occurrence.) j I
August 17 1:37 8:43 12:52 6:56
—0.1 ■ 3.9 2.8 6.9 |
August 18 2:07 9:04 i:29 7:40 I
-0.5 4.1 2.6 6.S !
August 19..... 2:38 9:26 2:01 8:20
—0.8 4.3 2.3 6.5
August 20 3:09 9:50 2:42 9:01
-0.8 4.5 1.9 6.5
August 21 3:40 10:15 3:21 9:41
—0.7 4.7 1.6 6.4
August 23 4:11 10:38 4:07 10:22
—0.5 5.0 1.1 6.1
August 23 4:42 11:06 4:50 11:09
0.0. 5.2 1.2 5.6
August 24 , 5:14 11:41. 5:37 11:66
• 0.6 6.3 1.1 5.0
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16.—Arrived: Steam
ers J. J. Loggle, San Pedro; Saglnaw, San
PORTLAND. Ore.. Aug. 16.—Sailed: Steam
ers Beaver, San Francisco and San Pedro;
Grays Harbor, San Pedro.
SALT LAKE ROUTE WILL
INCREASE TRAIN SERVICE
The first of the two new trains to be
operated between Los Angeles and
Salt Lake City over the Salt Lake
route will begin operations on August
23, according to information given out
at the Salt Lake offices yesterday.
The train will be first-class throughout,
being on a par with the Lob Angeles
Limited, and will make equally good
time, the only difference between the
two trains uelng that the latter runs
through to Chicago, while the former
only goes as far as Salt Lake.
With the installation of this train the
Salt Lake will be operating four first
class transcontinental trains out of
this city daily. It is sieved that this
new train eventually will be extended
to run on to Chicago, or possibly
Omaha and Kansas City.
BOLEO COPPER PRODUCES
FROM FIVE KNOWN BEDS
The Boleo Copper company of Lower
California ended its half year with a
production of 14,573,000 pounds of cop
per. The output for June, amounting
i to. 2,115,314 pounds, was the lowest fur
I any month thus far this year. The
monthly output was as follows:
January 2,644,000 lbs.
February 2,1*31,832 lbs,
March 2.145.383 lbs.
April 2.777.500 lbs.
May 2,73'i.050 11)8.
June 2.115,314 lbs.
Total 14.753.000 lb«.
The ore bearing deposits are ex
tensive. They comprise five known beds
of apparently sedimentary origin, the
copper bearing formation covering an
area of 7500 acres. The formation ex
tends east under the Gulf of Cali
fornia. All varieties of copper ore aj/e
mined, the greatest abundance being
In a clay impregnated with sulphurets.
There are three principal groups of
mines—Providencia, Purgatorlo and So
ledad, all being connected by railroad
with the smelter. The railroad sys
tem comprises thirty-six kilometers in
length, the rolling stock consisting of
nine Baldwin locomotives and 350 cars.
The smelter furnaces comprise eight
water jackets, each of a capacity of
150 tons. The ore is briquetted.
An electrical plant furnishes power
for hoisting, traction engines, ventila
tors and pumps, as well as lighting the
mines and village of Santa Rosalia.
The British Mines, limited, owning
and operating the Goteras mine, near
La Barranca, in the Han Javier moun
tain region, completed and started its
mill July 1.
STEAL CLOTH FROM TAILOR
The tailor shop of M. Landsberg, at
1446 San Fernando street, was entered
by burglars last night. Five bolts of
doth which were stolen were found
cached near the shop. Plainclothes
men hid in the vicinity throughout
the night, but the men did not return
for their booty.
The Clean Tract
POLICE PATROLMEN for this tract will not
need to* notify its lot owners to clean the
weeds and rubbish from their vacant lots,
as the police are doing all over the city.
This company keeps all vacant lots, sold or
unsold, clean and neat, saving its lot purchasers
the expense and worry.
Tidiness means rapid growth.
Thirty houses a month being built.
. Lots $900 Up a
HOME BUILDERS' DISCOUNTS— Five per cent for cash; five per cent to the
builders of the first five houses in any block, completed within six months
from date of purchase.
VERMONT SQUARE is on Vernon, Normandie and Western avenues. Take
Grand avenue car on Broadway marked "Dalton avenue," and get off at
Forty-fifth street, or take Grand avenue car on Broadway marked West
Forty-eighth street or Normandie avenue, and get off at Normandie or
Denker avenue. Agents in waiting to show the property.
Southwest Land Co.
416 Pacific Electric Building
Sunset Main 1340 Home F5978
C. A. Wesbecher, Tract Agent PHONES: Home 26399; Sunset West 383
Tract Branch Office, Sunset West 302 •
BOOST FOR EXPOSITION
Women Want to Vote on Pro-
posed Bond Issue
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 16.—Members
of the Era club of New Orleans, the
leading exponents of woman suffrage
in Louisiana, went in large numbers
to Baton Rouge today to ask the gen
eral assembly to provide for the right
of woman non-taxpayers to vote on the
proposed bond issue in support of an
exposition to be held here in 1915 in
commemoration of the completion of
the Panama canal
On the same train went an opinion
of the attorney general which declared
that only qualified electors could vote
on an amendment to the constitution
as proposed in the exposition matter,
and declaring that women were not
CALIFORNIA PIONEER OF
1840 DIES IN BAY CITY
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16.—Isaac
Munro Baker, who came to California
with Commodore Sloat in 1840 and took
part in the occupation of Monterey,
when Sloat raised the American flag
and took California in the name of
the United States, died in this city
yesterday at the age of 90 years.
He will be burled in the national cem
etery at the Presidio Wednesday, un
der the auspices of the Society of Cal
ifornia Pioneers, of which he was a
PART OF McKINLEY ESTATE
CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 16.—8y a
court decision yesterday, Mrs. M. C.
Barber, sister of the late widow of
President McKlnley, was given title
to one-half of the property known as
the McKinley block in Canton, valued
James McKinley, a nephew of Presi
dent McKlnley, and other heirs of
the late president brought suit to get
possession of the property, but the
court held that the title of Mrs. Bar
ber is valid and that the property be
longs to her.
HITCHCOCK TO TOUR WEST
ON POLITICAL OUTLOOK
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16.—Postmas
ter General Hitchcock will leave in a
few days for a trip through the west
ern part of the United States to study
the political outlook.
Mr. Hitchcock's trip will extend to
the Pacific coast. He refused to dis
cuss his proposed trip except to say
that he expects to "find a better con
dition of affairs for the Republican
party than some of the pessimists seem
to think exists."
JOHN D. DIVIDES MELON
NEW YORK, Aug. 16.—Directors of
the Standard Oil company held their
midsummer dividend meeting today
and declared the regular 6 per cent
dividend for the quarter, which calls
for a dtstributlon to the Standard
stockholders of $6,000,000.
SHOOTS WIFE AND DROPS DEAD
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Aug. 16.—
Tony Alagna shot and probably fa
tally wounded his wife here today,
then dropped dead beside her.
TABLE OF TEMPERATURES
Atlantic «l(.v, N. J 7(1 Xt
Uolae, Idaho 7 1 tii
llosiuu. Mas* 84 64
Iluffal.i, N. V HI 68
< lmrl.--.tDii. 8. C 84 74
< 111 l sign. 11l 83 70
Denver. Colo IM) 58
l>e» Molnen, la 84 68
Kiislport. Me 74 68
(•alventon, Texan 88 80
llatteran, N\ C 80 70
Helena, Mont 66 44
lkiini.il* Clt.r, Mo H8 74
Lot Auki-li'-. Cal 77 .".H
Louisville, Ky 9? 68
Memphis, Term 86 74
Montreal, queliec 78 60
New Orleans, La H 76
New York, X. V 78 7'!
North riatte. Neb 00 «'i
Oklahoma, Okla 1)6 58
I'hoenlx. Ariz , 106 74
fit l-lnir X , la 88 68
Tortland, Ore fl6 48
li.-uiiii (ii>. s. i> •■>■ fl
liosuell. N. M 03 68
St. Lollld, MO 86 . 74
St. Paul, Minn 78 80
Malt Lake City, I'tah 84 6(1
Nan Francisco, Cal 04 SS
Sanlt Ste. Marie, M 74 58
Sheridan, Wyo 74 88
Spokane, Wash 68 44
Tampa, Fla 88 74
Toledo, 0 83 70
Tonopah, Nev 8(1 60
Washington, D. C 80 70
WillUton, N. D 60 43
PATENTS ARE GRANTED TO
The Pioneer Patent agency. Hazard
& Strause of Los Angeles, California,
report the following- list of patents
granted to Inventors of Southern Cali
fornia for the week ending August 9,
Bond, Charles L., Los Angeles, elec
tro automatic weight machine: Booth,
Frank D., and J. C. Belden, Glendale,
wire joint soldering torch; Cochran,
Walter J. (deceased), Los Angeles,
rock breaker and crusher: Cooper,
Edwin H., assignor to C. K. Systems
company, Los Angeles, loose leaf cred
it book; Crawford, Frank, Pasadena,
assignor to Conduit Threading Device
company, conduit threading device;
Ephraim, Ferdinand, Santa Barbara,
assignor of one-half to L. Oettlnger,
Mexico, varnish; Everest, La ban J.,
assignor to Hynes Shade Guide com
pany, Los Angela*, shade attachment;
Hall, Francis H., Burbank, mall crane;
Hamilton, William H. W., Los Angeles,
pump; Keefer, William D., Los An
geles, glass taking apparatus; Kellar,
George E., Covina, valve, assignor to
Knllar-Thompson Manufacturing com
pany; Mcßrlde, Dwight L. and H. A.
Fiske, Pasadena, trolley replacer;
Prather, Frank M., Los Angeles, clutch
and power transmitting device; Rit
tenhquae, Charles C, Los Angeles, ele
vator; Roberts, Dwight J., Los An
gles, hygienic hat; Sattler, Andrew,
Carplnterla, method of and apparatus
for pumping oil wells; Seeley, Roy C,
Hollywood, sad iron; Snow, Frank P.,
Covina, valve or gate, assignor to Kel-
lar-Thoinason Manufacturing com
pany; Stonestreet, Arthur W., Pasa
d«n«, hat fastener; Yamashita, Tet
sujl, Los Angeles, siphon cream sep
HAY BARN BURNS
STOCKTON, Autr. 16.—The hay barn
of Rumenapf & Co. of this city was
discovori^d to be on fire shortly after
12 o'clock last night. The structure,
with MOO tons of hay, one horse and
a quantity of harness, was destroyed.
The loss, about $40,000, is covered by
insurance. The cause of the fire is
DENY SELLING ALLAN LINE
LONDON, Aug. 16.—Officials of the
Canadian Pacific railway here say
there is no truth In the report of the
purchase by the Canadian Pacific of
the Allan Line Steamship company.
NEAR THIS CITY
Have you ever hoped to have a horn«
of one, five or ten tcres —on the foot
hill slopes near Los Angeles?
Haven't you wished that some friend
had taken you bx the shoulder and
made you.plek up "few acres at Holly
wood, Altadena or flierra Madre before
they advanced from $300 up to $3000 an
acre? Those places have passed for
ever from your easy reach.
The Western Empire. California's
famous homeseeke.-s" and rural home
journal, is now completing an organi
zation of 200 local ana eastern readers
to take over 1400 acres of land at Sun
land, in the original Monte Vista val
ley. It Is a mountain-hidden valley
seven miles back of Glendale. This
district surpasses Altadena or even
Redlands In its richness and grandeur,
and Is only fifteen miles from the
Chamber of Commerce buliiing in Los
Angeles. Sunland's Monte Vista val
ley has the best climatic protection of
any district on the coast side of the
Sierras. Come and see it now.
John McGroarty, the famous poet of
our southland, say 3 of hie visit: "And
I saw a vale that day as lair as any In
all the Land of the Heart's Desire. I
was ashamed to think that I had let
the years go by and had wandered far
in quest of beauty, while all the time
Sunland's Monte Vista had been there
in its ravishing loveliness Just beyond
the threshold of my door."
A few heads of famines may Join
this organization, which secures this
land at a low wholesale price, improves
it with roadways, lownslte, schools
and trolley line, and distributes the
land to members so that the total cost
to you is not one-quarter of prevailing
prices in the open retail market.
When this kind of land Is opened It
goes up beyond your reach The dis
trict lies in an open valley running
from Pasadena west to Fernando, In
cluding La Canada, La Crescenta and
Monte Vista —Sunland. Don't try to
imagine about its conditions—come and
Investigate. It is only one hour from
The editor of the Western Empire
has managed the location of eight suc
cessful town projects on this same
This Is your foothill horns opportun
ity. Level, rich in productivity and
water, frostless, balmy, and 1500 feet
above sea level.
Daily auto stage leaves our office 3
p. m. except Sunday, returning V p. m.
Or special morning trips may be ar
ranged. Engage your seats In advance.
Fare $1 round trip.
Call or write at once for booklet.
Western Empire Suburban Farm*
association, 100 to 119 Chamber of Com
merce building, Los Angeles California.
OBSTINATE CASES OF SKIN DISEASE
CURED BY DBS. STEELE ft STEELE.
The renowned skin and feature specialists.
They correct 111-shaped- noses, receding
chins, ■ wrinkles, scars, moles. Bagging ; or
hollow cheeks; all other disfigurements.
These skilled physicians will leave her* for
San Francisco on September 1. Those wish-
Ing to avail themselves of tbeir skill should
not let the opportunity go by. ■
All preparations on sale at half price
while they last. 652 S. BROADWAY.
Phones—Home FSlsl. Bdway. 9841.
It's as easy to secure a bargain In a used
automobile, through want • advertising, as * It'
used to be—and still U-to noun a horse .
and carnage. : ' '- ' i
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