Newspaper Page Text
FOOTHILLS MADE VALUABLE BY PIPE LINE IRRIGATION WEST SIDE OF SACRAMENTO VALLEY TO BE DEVELOPED Reservoirs Will Supply Water to Rich Lands Above Frost Line, Opening Up Great Possibilities for Citrus Culture in Tehama County RED BLUFF, Feb. 21.—The develop ment of the foothills along the west side of the Sacramento valley is mak ing marked progress through the pos sibilities of irrigation under pressure of pipe lines. The construction of f-torage reservoirs has been planned along several streams on the west side of the valley. One of the latest projects to be put in shape is on the south fork of Cet tonwood creek In Tehama county. Nor man R. Smith, civil engineer of Red "Hluff. ia completing: plans for a very « omprchensive system of pipe line Irri gation in Tehama county that will supply water to an area of approxi mately 50,000 acres. A natural site for a storage reservoir has be?ln selected in the low foothills, where a retaining dam less than 300 foet long will conserve 54,000 acre feet of water. From the reservoir the v aters will be carried through wooden stave pipe and broken up Into lateral distribution, where light hydraulic joining pipes will be used. Los Angeles people are becoming in terested in the project and have In view the planting of 1,000 acres of orange trees. The thermal belt of northern California lias never known | the effect of destructive frost and the oranges and lemons grown in Tehama county are among the earliest. In addition to the planting of orange i and lemon groves, a wide area will be made available for the planting of ! French prunes, which, it is anticipated, will become one of the great industries I.ama county, Ifoat of the land under this system WOULD EXTEND CITY'S LINE THROUGH MISSION Proposal to Connect Van Ness Avenue Line With Ocean Shore Following s<-oral conferences with Traffic Expert Bion J. Arnold and the public utilities committee of the board of supervisors, the Mission Promotion association's committee on street rail ways and railroad transportation has submitted a lengthy report on the proposed exteris-ion of the municipal lailroad throughout the Mission district for the purpose of affording ample transportation faciJities from that sec tion to the exposition grounds. The report recommends that a mil- I nicipal road be constructed in Van Ness avenue from Market street to Bay, and that it be connected with two or three municipal lines running through the Mission district, for without such con nections the Van Ness avenue line would only bring a small fraction of its? proper results. As the construction of several road throughout the Mission would en tail a considerable expenditure upon that part of the city, the committee recommends that an agreement be en tered into between the city and the Ocean Shore officials, under which the city could, immediately upon the com pletion of the Van Ness avenue line, connect with the Ocean Shore tracks at Twelfth and Mission street and run tome of its cars over this route. The committee believes that such an arrangement with the Ocean Shore company would be feasible. The re port and recommendation of the com mittee in this particular will be con- Btdered at the next meeting of the association and will be then forwarded to the mayor and the board of super visors fur their approval. * The board of public works has noti 8t d the association that it has re quested tiie finance committee of the board of supervisors to set aside $23,- O'O to reconstruct the sewer in Mission from Army .street to Virginia avenue, and in Twenty-ninth street from Mission street to Tiffany avenue. This request was made following the .mendatioi: of the association, and the city engineer tiiat the work be done In order to permit the recon struction of raiiroad tracks on these i ighfares. RICHMOND EXTENDING STREETS TO FACTORIES Twenty-third to Reach Har bor and Preliminary Work Done on S. P. Line RICHMOND. Feb. 21. —Opening of more !-treet« into t!ie factory section in the northern part <>i U.e riiy i≤ being taken up by the dtjr council. Seventh street is to be extended into this local ity, the preliminary official steps hav ing- bees taken in the last ten days. The Western Pipe and Steel works, Pacilir Sanitary Manufacturing com pany's bathtub plant, R. C. Berkeley Steel Works, California Furniture lory and the Standard Carbon Products company's new plant are in the terri tory affected by these street extensions, iity-thiid street and Sixteenth streets are (<> be extended to the new harbor. Official proceedings bave alrtitdy been taken in connection with Sixteenth and the extension of Twenty third to the harbor area will be taken up as soon at; this street has been wid< ned to SO feet its entire length. which U now under way, the council - ordered the widening. Twenty-third street each day adds to !t8 promise of being the big crosstown business thoroughfare of this city. It traverses a territory that is developing with great rapidity. Recent building of factories at its northern extension Is helping its commercial development. Gangs of men are already doing , pre liminary work on the Southern Pacific extension into Richmond over Cutting boulevard and Tenth street. On Wash ington atid Richmond avenues, in the northern part of the city, the roadbed Is boing- ballasted and the rails will be laid at once, as these streets are being newly paved. The new line will reach the inner harbor section, and there is little doubt that some industrial plants will follow It. There i* a sufficient natural depth of v.ater at the inner harbor site for bay shipping. The company has the privilege, though the new system is an electric passenger service, to do freight iwltehinj? in the early morning hours, is in a?, electrical power. of irrigation 13 low rolling hill land, adaptable to a great variety of fruits and ather crops. The promoters of this enterprise are enthusiastic over the development of hill lands. They claim that in less than five years the low hill lands will have a greater value than the flat bottom lands. There will be less difficulties to con tend with. Where water can be ap plied to the leaf, Instead of root irriga tioii. larger and better crops will be obtained. It is sincerely hoped by the people of Red Bluff and vicinity that the projected enterprise may find ready support, as it will encourage others. Land values In T?harua county are lower than in most parts of the valley, and the Red Bluff Chamber of Com merce and Boosters' club will use every effort to secure a large immigration for the coming summer. Mr. C. L. Donahue, president of the Sacramento Valley Electric Railway company, left Tuesday evening for Los Angeles to confer with his associates, in connection with the more rapid de velopment of the Sacramento valley electric railway, or what Is generally known as the "west side" line. Rights of way are being secured rapidly through the northern counties of the valley, and it is a question of very short time until definite locations will be made and rapid construction will follow. Resident land owners in Tehama county are seeking to Induce the com pany to construct its line as far from the Southern Pacific as possible, so that the territory lying along the low foothUls may be brought closer by rail way transportation. EXCURSION FOR BUYERS PROVES GREAT SUCCESS Valley Oaks , Attractions Caused Many Home Seek ers to Locate There Judging from the number of sales re corded at Valley Oaks last Sunday, it will be but a short time until the tracf will be dotted with the homes of new comers. This date marked the open ing Bale, when a Bay city excursion was run by special train to the prop erty. Valley Oaks adjoins the town of Gait on the north and west, and is one of the best known pieces of land in cen tral Sacramento valley. The proximity to Gait, aside from furr, _hrng a $50,000 high school, possesses churches, stores and all city conveniences at the very door of the Valley Oaks farmer. This tract in the latest acquisition of Stine & Kendr.ck. San Francisco realty operators, who are the selling agents of the tract. This is the first instance of a special train being , employed in California in the sale of country lands. After a thoroug-h investigation of the property and adjoining ranches, where ample proof of the value of an investment was evident, a large percentage con tracted for farms. The largest single purchase comprised 90 acres. The owner takes immediate possession and will engage exclusively in dairying, raising hogs and alfalfa. Speaking of opening day, Stine &i Kendriok's sales manager, Frank G. i Mitchell, said: "The sales recorded for j the day fully came up to my expecta tions. Deposits were taken on $80,0u0 worth of farms on the property. Sev eral who visited the tract opening day, but did not make a selection, have since taken out contracts for several thou sand dollars worth of land. These and pending sales to other excursionists ■will aggregate $30,000 additional to I the first day's sales. Outside of the merit of the land, the free installa tion of an electrical irrigating plant is considered an important factor by the buying public. It relieves the pur chaser of this initial expense, giving him added capital with which to stock and improve his place." HOME BUILDING GOING AHEAD AT RAPID RATE 150 New Houses to Be Erected in Fourth Ave nue District Careful estimates prepared by the building department of Wickham Hav ens Incorporated indicated that during I the coming spring and summer at least 150 new residences will be erected in tiie Fourth avenue district of Oakland. I Without exception, the building activity I in Fourth avenue is the greatest of that in any part of the east shore cities at the present time. While January is normally a dull month in the building line, activity reaching its maximum only in May, more than 20 houses are now iv course Jof construction in the Fourth avenue I district, and those which are being I built for sale by contractors are being sold before completion. This activity has been stimulated by various causes, among which are the proposed extension of Thirteenth ave nue, which runs through the Fourth avenue district as a boulevard leading through the delightful hill districts of Oakland and Berkeley. The Fourth Avenue Improvement club is very active and has recently succeeded in its cam paign to secure the planting of trees along the entire length of Thirteenth avenue. A par-t of this expense will be borne by the city, part by the improve ment club and part by Wickham Hav ene Incorporated, the original owners and developers of this entire district. SALES MADE BY HIND & CO. Hind &. Co. report the following recent sales: For J. 8. Herman to a client. 88 lot* in Co lumbie Heigbte addition, at a price of $37,500. For tlie account of 11. L. Eldridfte to Murray Vamiall, lot in the north line »f Halgfet etreet, TM West of Cole, at a price of $20,000, and Im provements, consisting of a two story frame buiiling of stores ami fiats. For the. account of Murray Vandall to 11. L, Kl.lrirtjje, lot in the sooth Hue of Filbert street! 112:0 west of Pierce, siie 36:6x62:6, at a price vt J3.T.".0. For thf> account of a client to R. B. Johnson, tnu southeast corner of Steluer and Waller THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1913. PHOTOGRAPHS OF TEHAMA COUNTY'S HILL COUNTRY. WHICH IS BECOMING SCENE OF BIG DEVELOPMENTS. streets, lot 48x81:."». an<l two story improvements, consisting of flats ami stores. Price paid, 117.500. For the same account to B. B. Johnson, lot situated in the east line of Gough street, 55 sonth of Ureen, 29x100. at a price of $4,250. For the account of Marie P. (iensoul to a client, 09 lots in the Sunset district. Terms pri vate. For the account of William C. Crittenden to RADUALLY rising from the level floor of the Sacramento Valley in gentle slopes to an elevation 01 700 feet above sea , level—and backed by the oak covered hills and snow capped mountain range, above which comes nature's water supply for irrigation, THE GALLATIN HILLS form the central setting of a district that will become one of the great productive centers of the Sacramento Valley. No other locality so conveniently located approaches the possibilities for intensive cultivation and settlement, such scenic beauties, such picturesque sites for homes, such excellent soil and climate, such ideally perfect possibilities for irrigation and de velopment, as the GALLATIN HILLS. Twelve miles from Tehama, west of the great State Highway, which'will eventually run the entire length of the Pacific Co as t—with an extensive system of boulevards that will branch from this great highway to the hill lands, and farm homes, winding around on easy grades, eventually becoming more beautiful and picturesque in surroundings and environments, with the Sacramento Valley Electric Railway projected through the lower land to the terminus at Red Bluff; contruction of these great improvements will materially advance values. We Are Forming a Syndicate For the purpose of developing the unusual possibilities of this unique tract of fertile and productive land, consisting of 32,000 acres in the vicinity of new and rapidly growing settlements in Tehama County. We are forming—FlßST: A purchasing syndicate to be known as the GRIFFITH FARM LAND SYNDICATE. The syndicate will complete the purchase of the property. The purchase price is much below the value of the land and less than 10% of the price asked for lands not so good in other parts of the valley. SECOND:It is proposed to receive subscriptions to the syndicate on the exact terms of purchase, expressed in the agreement. To the purchase price of the land the subscribers to the syndicate will contribute a working capital of 5% on the purchase price that will be used in further development of the property by surveying, platting, and preparing same for sale in subdivisions. Following out this plan, which we as experienced and successful subdividers know to be an unusually profitable and safe one, the syndicate members will receive a profit many times the cash investment. NO CASH PAYMENT UNTIL ENTIRE AMOUNT IS SUBSCRIBED When the land is purchased a corporation will be organized to receive the title in trust for the benefit of the subscribers, and shares of the corporation issued for the purchase price. There is no question of doubt but this investment when fully understood by the investor will be universally conceded to be the safest and by long odds the MOST PROFITABLE EVER OFFERED IN SAN FRANCISCO. Each member to the purchasing syndicate will acquire a direct interest in fee ownership- in one of the most valuable tracts of land in the Sacramento Valley, CERTAINLY FOR,IRRIGATION AND SUBDIVISION. SUBDIVISION CERTIFICATE EXCKANGABLE FOR LAND The whole acreage will be appraised in such a way as to make the total appraisement equal the purchase price, and subscription certificates may be exchanged for land, as many undoubtedly will wish to own outright a portion of this wonderful property. SAFETY, CASH CONVERTIBILITY AND A WHOLESALERS' RETURN Full details concerning this syndicate plan with a description of the land can be had at the office. It is impossible to get them all into an adver tisement, but we will say just one thing further —that in the course of the next year the GALLATIN HILLS and Tehama County land will be the most talked of and widely advertised sections in California, and until this syndicate is closed, which will be but a short time, a few fortunate investors S are going to have the REALLY, TRULY, GENUINE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SYNDI- J I CATE PLAN OF BUYING LAND AT ITS UNDEVELOPED PRICE OF $25 PER ACRE. We Do Not Believe that there is any other Firm in the /r^^l x sfafe that Would Give a Man with $100, $1,000, i ajgM I SwwScL $5,000, or even $SO 9 OOO, an Opportunity to GET IN I W%i on the REAL inside as We Are D ° ing in this Case iff OBk CALIFORNIA COLONIZATION CO. JM W San Franciso ° Office Sacramento Office V>! B^^^mml^ 143 Montgomery St. 1114 10th St f<r^^s R. W. Walbey, lot at the southeast corner of Stelaer and Chestnut streets, size 25x100, at a price of $6,500. For the account of Paul B. Fay to A. S. Hum phreys, lot in the north line of Union street, size 25x100. and Improvements tbereor, at a price of $3,750. For the account of a client to Robert M. Hardin and Stephen C. Asblll, the property known as ibe Ben-Hnr stables,' situated In the couth line of Pacific avenue, 136 feet west of Polk street, size 120x127, Improved with a two story brick building under lease. ITice paid was $00.000. They also report having made a number of small sales of lots in the -Sunset and Richmond districts. For the account of Hans Rohweder to John C. Graham, lot at the southwest cojner of Seven teeuth and Noe streets, 50x100. Improved with c two story frame building. Also resale of the same property for the account of John C. Gra ham to J. A. Williams. Terms private. Ilinci & Co.. in addition to the above, report an active demand for country property, they having sold 1,920 acres In Stanislaus county, at an average of $65 per acre. They have also sold 900 acres near Uncolo, In Placer county, at a price close to $37,500. TELL ANGELENOS ABOUT ORANGES Natomas Company Spreads Information of Northern Thermal Belt in South Dr. Thomas I* Hill has been sent to Los Angeles by the Natomas Consoli dated of California to convince th* southern orange grower that better or anges can be raised and grown mor* safely in the northern part of the stata than in their territory. In the light of recent events thiswfn not be as difficult as might be sup posed. The cold snap and consequent frost has shaken the faith of a greet, many growers In further planting In the south. The crop loss alone ran into many millions of dollars, and when we consider the enormous expense that the grower was put to In smudging it would hardly be deemed advisable for him to put out many more trees. Frost is the one great enemy of the orange grower, and to find an orange district where frost is not known is to Insure him of a big crop and thus financial prosperity. Doctor Hill Is exploiting just such a locality.