Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 26, 1908 · Page 17
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 17

Covina, California
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Saturday, December 26, 1908
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in other localities. The total lift of his pump Is forty-one feet. Mr. Dancer says that In the very dryest years he has known the water to lower 3% feet, which has not the slightest effect on the flow of the stream. Dancer came to this country from Misslslppl, twenty-seven years ago, with his brother, B. W. Dancer of El Monte, and has a wife and three children. It is his intention to build a comfortable residence in the place of the smaller one lie now occupies, and he admits that the last three years since coming to this ranch, have been the most profitable of his life. Own Ranch Jointly. Dr. E. Reed of El Monte and William S. Sawyer, own Jointly a 100-acre tract in Walnut Center, which has been under cultivation for the last three years. The entire trnct is in walnuts. As an intermediate crop, Mr. Sawyer, who runs the ranch for his partner, sold forty cars of cabbages last year, and states that he never saw land anywhere that produces this vegetable in the manner the soil of this ranch produces them. He has also made a splendid success of (he Kansas while dent, corn. This year he had 70 acres in corn, and some of the stalks, as could be seen from the road, grew to the height of fifteen feet, and the whole field was is on there is a large force of men at work in this Industry. In speaking of the future of this industry in the San Gabriel valley, Mr. Hutchcroft stated that it was only necessary to see the splendid results obtained in the older orchards of El Monte to get an idea of what Bassett and Walnut Center would be in the next ten years. "We have every condition In our favor here," he said. The soil is light but extremely fertile, just the kind suitable to walnuts. I expect to see one of the largest walnut districts in the United States right here on the banks of the San Gabriel river within ten years." Hundred-Acre Grove. The largest Individual walnut ranch in Walnut Center is that of Arthur Yarnell, who has 100 acres, and his trees look fully as thrifty as any rancher's in the district. The ranch is composed of five twenty-acre lots in a solid block a mile and a quarter long. Mr. Yarnell has the largest walnut nursory in the vicinity also, and makes a specialty of raising all kinds of deciduous trees for the trade. At the present time he has fifteen acres of peanuts, which he is growing as an intermediate crop between his trees, and ho says that this crop Is to be much mure largely planted in this section after he has demonstrated the streams, and on these trips he became interested in the farming country and resolved to own a home here. His ten- room house is one of the largest and most commodious In the district, with large barn and windmill with an eighty- five foot well. One of Mr. Stimson's fancies is that of raising blooded stock, and he has some fine specimens of high-bred horses on his ranch. The proprietor will place no price on his ranch, and smiles when broatihed on the subject of selling. "Old Baldy" Loom* Large. "I have one of the finest views of "Old Baldy" in the Sierras, that can be found in any part of Southern California," says Mr. Stlmson. "From the windows of the house I can view the whole range, and I have not planted trees between the house and this view in order that it may remain unobstructed. I am glad 1 settled hove, and so is my wife and daughter, who are delighted with the country. Wo have the finest drinking water from our well, better than I ever found anywhere else, and the water, together with the fine climate has done wonders for the health of myself and family." Drummer Settles Down. "Ft will take $600 an acre to got mo to leave," said Mr. W. E. Newton, when asked if he was satisfied with OIL-FED BOILERS AND GIANT ENGINES. (La Puente Co-operative Water Company.) loaded heavily with ears. "I had seventy acres in potatoes, last year," said Mr. Sawyer, and realized $7000 from them. This is no wild tale told by some one who wants to boost the country, but it is a plain fact, as the shippers who handled my potatoes will verify for me." Mr. Sawyer has worked hard on his ranch in the past three years, and the result of this intelligent labor has been to build up one of the finest farms to be found anywhere in the country. In common with the rest of the ranchers in the locality he is growing intermediate crops with the idea of attending solely to the growth of walnuts when the trees become large enough to come into bearing. Dr. Reed and Mr. Sawyer took the ranch together, paying $175 per acre for it when it was bare stubble land, raising nothing but hay and grain. It is now worth $450 per acre, and probably could not be bought at that price this year. Sawyer's home consists of an attractive, simple bungalow with serviceable farm buildings surrounding it. The entire tract is under a fine state of irrigation. profits which can be obtained from them. Peanuts are grown by Mr. Yarnell without any irrigation whatever, and he has a big yield this year. If any man, in the valley can convince the doubter that the place to make money from the soil is in this section, it is, Mr. Yarnell, for a visit to his ranch'clinches any argument. His holdings all have the look of prosperity about them, and the owner himself, an enterprising, successful man in his business, is 1 always ready to talk intelligently to the prospective settler and give him accurate information about, the country. Mr. Yarnell is the president of the board of directors of the La Puente Land & Water Company, whose plant is near his ranch, and is looked upon as a responsible man in the community. During the summer Mr. Yarnell's family resides in Los Angeles, but the greater portion of his time is spent in superintending the work on his big nursery and farm. He. has met with good success in the growing of nursery stock, as is testified by the product he has put out in the locality, and his product, is shipped all over the state and the the venture he had made in purchasing the ranch of CO acres upon which he is now located in the center of the E. ,1. (Lucky) Baldwin fifth sub-division. Mr. Newton bought the land Lhree years ago when It was selling for $175 per acre, umd when it was nothing but a stubble field, unwaj.ered and yielding nothing but the very unsatisfactory crops of grain and hay. Newton had been on the Pacific Coast for several years before he decided to come into the country where he IK now succeeding so well, and had Inspected a good many places in the state. The sixty acrcK of his holdings arc now in walnuts three years old, with an intermediate crop of alfalfa, for which he is realizing $10 per ton In l.he field, cutting seven crops each year, and averaging about one ton and a half to the acre, and he has fifty acres leased land In corn. Pota- Deciduous T red "Nursery Set In Young Walnut Grove. (Arthur Yarnell's 100 acre ranch.) loos during the last season sold lit $1.00 per sack, and proved to Mr. Newton to bo OB profitable as (ho alfalfa. Mr. Newton considers the land peculiarly adapted to (hi; growth oP potatoes and alfalfa, and there Is no other rancher in Iho valley who hart demonstrated thin fact any clearer lhan this man. Since taking (lie ranch, ho has built a modern dwelling house of n comfortable nature, with farm buildings. His pumping plant be owns exclusively himself, using Hie Lambert engine and an Kcllpso pump, raising to Ibo surface KM) inches to Uio mln- uie. which is enough water to Irrigate 1(10 acres of alfalfa and walnuts when Ilio Wfiler Is run Iwloo each month. Mr. Newton, in common with everyone lu Iho locality, has no (rouble In getting a plentiful supply of water. Alternating Crops. Mr. Newlon alternates Iiis crops, pulling In corn tind ul'lorwards potatoes in the same season. Ills crop of barley bay turned out three tons to I ho aero, after being baled, and brought $M por ton, which is an exceptional yield, but was grown on old alfalfa ground. Mr. Newton was onco a commercial traveler, but Is making money at farming and is well satisfied. THE IRRIGATOR. We yot have men who sity I hoy can recoiled ibe day They first, discovered California gold; And toll us of (lie way thoy would turn (lie earth whore lay The virgin wealth which sllll roiurtliirt untold. They loll of all Ibo pain which has followed in the train Of efforts, for no doubt I hoy ol'ion thought Thoy labored but In vain, in Iholr eagerness to gain The fnrhnu* v.'hiclvKo many men have sought. Hul. numbered with Iho old are Iho men who hunted gold lu (ho rough and ready days of "forty-nine," When thousands wo are (old, like a mlghly (orrenl roiled Into sunny California's golden mine. Hul. t*lrange as it may sound, a change- has come around, And n good one you will very plainly see, For the gold Is not all found by (he minor In MIC ground, Hul. In clusters thick upon Iho orange, tree. Upon the. barren bind, whore Iho minor made his stand, The orange grower's fortune now Is made; Whoro the miner's work was dono lu the heal of broiling sun, The Irrlgalor works bonealh Iho shade. Whore the minor toiled to win what Iho dry earth held wllhln, The irrlgalor lends tho fertile ranch, In tho place whore nothing grow inny bo seen tho golden hue Of t.ho orange and the lemon on the branch. A I. Iho rising of the sun his work day has begun, With the water In Iho furrows flowing free, In It's steady onward run, soo It gllslon In the sun As It. winds Its sinuous course around each tree. While beneath l.he spreading shade with his ever-ready spado,, He banks tho furrow where it breaks away, When the sun begins to fmlo find his Insl conned Ion's made, The Irrlgalor welcomes closing day. MALCOLM .1. MCCARTHY EXTERIOR OF PLANT. (President Yarnell In foreground.) WALNUTS DRYING IN THE SUN. Successful Foreman. Besides having the. superintendency of two hundred acres belonging to C. N. Basset t, Mark Hutchcroft has thirty-two acres of walnut trees of his own, nearly all five years old, and in good condition. Mr. Hutoheroft is realizing quite a little profit this year from the fruit of these young trees, and during the past .summer lias cut as much alfalfa ;o the acre as any of his neighbors. Mr. Hutchcroft haw been a I'anner nearly all his life, coming in California from Oregon, where he fanned the land for thirty years. Mr. Huiohcroft writ, originally a Wisconsin luaii. I'lider the management of Mr. Huti'herol'i ili«- Basset I ranch has been kepi in t-'ood condition, as: a visit to 'he IJ/n- nirhard will show. The lives nrii\ed ;;t iha 1 a ire where irrigation in all par's of ihe orchard is not nee- e>sai>. l-Yoin this acreage ii is i-x- period l!,;i! the yield Will exceed ','.' ;ons. neaiiv the whole amount b'-in^r first ipiaiit;. fruit. The l>a.-,.-,et t iarifh has all the up-to-date juar:hiiier> for fleaniny and Idoaohini: 'he nuts, and ;-i the fall, when the liarse.-.t sea.-,on country in general. Mr. Yarnell nays that he is perfectly satisfied with his succows in fanning, and is not at all anxious to sell his holdings, for in a few years they w'ill be worth double the price that could bo asked at I lie present time. An Engineer's Home. A man whose love for the soil leads him ba-k 10 the ownership of a quiet count rv home from the strenuous round of duties devolving upon a conductor of a Southern Pacific train, is !•'. .1. Stimson. who came here (torn fjallas, Texas, and bought the splendid ranch in tho center of the now walnut district. Mr. Stimson is still on the pay roll (>f the company be served faithfully for many years, and lias recently returned for a shott time to lake iip his run but ha.-, taken this place for a home, and :-.ijo|j ii will be lor no more do.->iiah!o place tor both pi-ace and pioftt could be found any- Air : ; ' im.-on has t .v out '. ;. falla ::ii(! walnut noes, haliit ' o come to the conn' I orn California to fish i.'i ' ORANGES LEMONS WALNUTS ALFALFA Groties and Ranches Paying from fifteen to thirty per cent interest on Values ranging from $800.00 to $3,OOO.OO per acre; soil and rtater rights un- etcelled; all sizes, ages and stages of improvements. Homes for All Classes, Rich and Poor GENTLEMAN FARMING in a land where those who have worked hard all their lives can secure a new lease on life, and end their days in comfort and plenty. IF YOU ARE TIRED of the eastern winters, come to the land of perpetual summer, settle down on a ranch that will pay you an income, where you can have the advantages of a city, AMI) HN JOY I.IHi. For information re^ardin^ the best buys., address HAZZARD <& WELCH i. REAL ESTATE BROKERS COVINA, CALIFORNIA.

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