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By Road to Imperial. A. J. IV>*ntr. who has Ju.«t trturnrO from Imperial, has made OQI the fol lowing tattle of dlnt-anros for the bene fit of those who are making the* trip with WApon and tram. At each *?op lndlfatcvl. water ran be found. San Bernardino to Moreno. IS miles; Moreno to Hemct, IS mile*; llrmrt to tendon. 10 mile*; I^opKlon to Tripp*. IS mil***: Trlpp* to °*k Orovc\ 10 mllm: <Yak drove to Port Iji Crute. 10 mile*; Port !<a Out, to Warner* More, 7 miirs. Warner* More to ivan Phlllipo. 15 mile*; San Phillip* 10 Mason>. 13 mile*; Ma^on'n to Valli ccto, 5 mile*; Vallireto to Talm Pprlnp*. 10 mlle»; Palm Sprinpm to Caxlko Snrinpa. 10 m!lc*. rarrl!u» Spline* to Diamond l*ike. 27 mile*. Diamond l*nke to Imperial. 15 mlle>. Total distance by wai;on road from San Bernardino to Imperial. ISI mlU*. The measurements were made with a road meter fastened to one of the wagon wheel* and to of courw i» the Actual mcajturement of the dl&Laurc travcr»e<l by the «agon. — San Hernar dino Sun. From I»s Anceles a different mad would be traveled. The shortest and l*c*t road would probably be via Po mona. Corona. Elslnore. Tcmecula* to Oak Grove, thence takint; the road outlined by the Sun. New. leguminous Plant. German papers speak of an annual belonging to the leguminous class, growing in tropical Africa, which Is largely cultivated by the negroes as an article of food. It has alfo been introduced to some extent in Brazil. The Africans call It woandsu, but its botanical name is Giycine subtcrm nea. The fruit, like the peanut, ma tures under the ground. The eatable keinel has the shape of an egg. and is dark red with black stripes and a white hilum like most beans. It fur nishes a very white flour, the flavor of which, after cooking, very much resembles that of chestnuts. A French chemical expert recently analyzed the fruit of the woandsu with reference to its composition and as to its value as a food. He found fS per cent of starchy substance. 19 per cent, nitrogenous. 10 per cent tvater, € per cent. oil. 4 per cent, cel lulose, and 3 per cent, ashes. From this it is ascertained that two pounds cf this product would supply the daily requirements of the human system. This Is one of the very few fruits which, in a natural state, contain all the chemical properties of a perfect nutriment. Conundrums. What is the difference between the manager of a theater and a sailor? A aailor likes to see a light-house and the manager doesn't- Why is it that when a church is burned, nothing Is so difficult to save as the organ? Because the fire en gine cannot play upon it. What did Jack Frost Bay to the lily? Wilt tbou — and sue wilted. Whr was Noah the best broker of ancient times? He could float more stock than any other man. What is the difference between a hill and a pill? One Is hard to get up and the other is hard to get down. Why do lovers lingfr long at the garden gate? Because so much can be said on both Bides. When are two heads better than one? When they are in a barrel. When Is a farmer like a dentist? When he is pulling out stumps. Why fchould the highest apple on a tree be the b<-tt on<*? Because it's a tip-top apple. What is the moist afflicted part of a house? The window, because it 1b full of panes. Why is milK like a treadmill? Be cause it strengthens the calves. What Is the most fashionable arti de in the world? A woman. Why is a nice, but uncultured girl like brown, i>ugar? Because she Is tweet but unrefined. Whut are the most popular airs In the land? Millionaires. Why is baseball likely to become epidemic? Because the game Is catch* lug. What is the best sit© for a man? Exercise. Clues bath tubs are next In order. They arc said to be cheaper than any other Hind that U worth having. Vigorous Growth. The growth of Southern California In tho lAtl fifteen )«\ar*. w»y» the Po mona rrofrrtNm*. btl attrnrtrtj the at tention of the whole country and n* tonlnho thone t»ho come to view It for thfmw>lvr*. Kvcrywhern one fli**-* carpenter*, masons and n.ilntora and All who aro rngaied In bulhTlng opera tion* ait busy Aii.l work Is wAlting for them. Nor In thin activity an) thing In the nature of n boom. a« was the cane nearly fifteen yearn ago. The country ha* bo^n gradually worklns up to it for ft decade. The Attract* lon» and advantage* of Southern California for hompseeker* neetleti only the conditions of general pro» l«*rity prevailing throußhout the coun try to produce the development now In progress hfir. Huntington to Move to los Angeles. 1-ast Novouilmt the Imporlal I'rrss and . armor publlahctl a »tau*nu'nt ro mouujc the extonslro Investments of 11. X Huntln*ton in Southern Califor nia, and predicting th;\t in the near future he would take up his residence hero end make I.os Angeles his future home. And now comes a dispatch from San Krancisco dated December 2lst. which says: "H. X Hunungton, accompanied by his daughter Clara nmi his son How* ard, says the Ca.», wnl arrive In San Francisco next Tuesday to Join his wife and partake of their last Christ mas dinner in San Francisco. "It is now known that Huntington will sell his residence and make his future home In I,os Angeles, where he can superintend more thoroughly his own street-car ventures." • «! "BUT OF THE MAKER." ' * J HEADQUARTERS FOR ;j I Bedding Ti-hJT^ || ! Camp Turn iture 1 Ll^l I <3 COVERS ;; c i | Rubber Goods, Rubber Boots and Clothing:; 1 1 We always aim to please our Customers , » * ' We solicit a Trial Order, knowing that you will caM again J * I Wm. M. MOEGEE Co j I 138-142 S. 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