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Flow of Water at Cucamonga.
Tunneling for water Is ono of the main Industries at Cucamonga, Bui Bernardino county. Cal., over two thousand ancs of orchards and vino yards being wholly dependent upon these many tunnels and shafts for water supply for Irrigation purposes. One of the most peculiar tunnels that was over made in this State was in Deer canyon for the Hennoaa Water company one year ago. The contract was let to the ('order Brothers and Prod Ream. While I was working for them on the "face," on the night shift, the tunnel was then five hundred feet into the mountain side, and the con tract call"-! <"•>•• -n additional one nun dred feet, at $.">..">"> per font, as most of the work was through hard rock and boulders, making it necessary to do much blasting. There were no shafts, and tne air was so very had that we had to put in a r< gular hlow pipe to clear the smoke after blasting. After we were in ahout fifty fe. t. which made five hundred and fifty feet into the mountain side, we began ot strike in may places a regular honeycomb in the walls and bottom of the tunnel. There were holes large enough for a man to crawl into that went hundreds of feet down into the earth: also great piles of red rook that were covered with a thick coat of yellow substance that looked like jelly. When one rock, ahout the size of a harrel. with a hole in the center where a stream of water was running swiftly through, was removed, a flow of ten inches of water came into the tunnel. One night I was running the dirt out of the tunnel on a car with a half-barrel to carry the dirt in; the ear had just run out and dumped the load and was returning when sudden ly it floated off the track and the bucket went hack down the tunnel. The water came up high enough to put out my light, leaving me in the dark. My first impulse was to run out of the tunnel; hut I thought of Allan, who was working in the "face," and was afraid that he might he in trouble; so 1 held onto the sides of the tunnel and made mv way to the "face." where I found him standing, looking at a great hole In the "face" of the tunnel, and watching over 150 inches of water pouring out. He had heen drilling on a small boulder, when suddenly, as if shot forth, a mighty hodv of water rushed in that nearly washed the timbers of the tunnel out. Water at Cueamonga is worth $1000 an inch, and the directors of the Her mosa Water company were congrat ulating themselves upon the large strike, when the flow hogan to de crease, and we found, upon investiga tion, that the main part of the flow was only the water that had hacked up. and had filled a large cavern which our tunnel had tapped. The tiow came down to ahout thirty-five Inches, and that remained. We had struck $35,000 worth of water in one night. i iie Heimosa colony has one of the best water systems in the State, which shows for itself, as the little colony, which only covers a half-section, is one of the most beautiful sections in Southern California. It is covered with blooming and fruiting orange and lemon groves. x iie place was first F. W. DOHKMANN. C. A. I'AKMKI.EK. E. R. PaKMKI.KK, Pres't Vlce-Pres't A Mg'r. Becy. Parmelee-Dohrmann Co. HOUSEHOLD GOODS Pottery, Glassware. Cutlery, PlatetUvare, Lamps and Art Goods Hotel and Restaurant Supplies a Specialty Telephone Main IN 232 234 South Spring Street Los Angeles, California A. F ANDERSON & C 0 ... HOWE SCALE COMPANY Scale* for all Purposes DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO. Stamped Steel Ceilings 210-212 N.HainSt. LOS ANGELES, CAL. located by A. I). Petch, who found ripe tomatoes growing on the vino wild, on Christmas day. — C. \V. Roach in l.os AUgeles Hera id. Great Faith in That Section. \V. A. 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