The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on May 15, 1898 · 42
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 42

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Sunday, May 15, 1898
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Los Angeles Sunday Times. MAY 15, 1898 aaaaaMMaMa33333)3 u m I The Development of the Southwest N THE FIELDS OF INDUSTRY AND CAPITAL, ENTERPRISE AND PRODUCTION. Compiled for The Times, 1 Pasteurized Butter. I-- he dairy business has undergone I groat transformations during the I past few years, so that there is X. tnd.av as much difference between the old-fashioned methods of making butter of all grades and qualities, churned by individual farmers, and the ,.,.nt ri'immerv svstem. os there is I between the present railroad train and the stage couch. Charles R. Woodhead of this city, who was formerly well known in connection with the fruit-shipping busi ness, has a creamery known as me i.nk-n rrenmerv. near Santa Fe I Springs, in this county. He is making butter of unusually excellent quality by the Pasteur process. This is said to be the llrst creamery on Uie Coast in which the process has been introduced. It is claimed in favor of this method that if properly handled, it insures uniformity of product, that it improves the Iflavor of the butter, ana tnai u sifu I improves the keeping qualities. i-ne nr tho miiu is rmsteui'ized and lekimmed at the pasteurizing tempera- Iture, which is irom i; w i"i "b-renheit. Mr. Woodhead doe8 not claim I to have yet brought tne process iu pei-fection at his creamery, but he is rapidly working in lat direction. Glass Making. ANOTHER letter of inquiry nas Pii hv the Los Angeles Xli..mi,0i. nt rninmprce in regard to im ii 1 1 1. 1 ww.. the opening of a glass-making enter prise here. Next to the projeciea tmieuci, industrv has been so much discussed in Los Angeles during the past ten years as that of a glass factory. That glass sand exists here, and that good glass may ub mmic num it is an unquestionable fact. About ten years ago a company was formed for the manufacture of glass in Los Ange les Among owners lnieresieu in who company was Charles Raskin, at that time Belgian Consul here, who has since returned to his native country, J. D- Revmert, Esq., an attorney, who dl?4 about a year ago. The project advanced an far tnat aa experimental run was made in the southern part of the city by a ueigian giass iiiukci- mc" In Loa Angeles, the sand being obtained from a bank on tie west side of the Los Angeles Kiver. near the Buena Vista-street bridge. The project fell through, owing to the collapse of the boom and the consequent difficulty of obtaining the necessary capital. It was estimated then that $50,000 would be sufficient to equip a good factory vvr tho manufacture nt lass of the or dinary grades. Among the varieties of glass made at tie experimental run ifto irloca ciiitahla fnr Inmn rhimnevs. Since then scarcely a month has passed -tfUiit tho rorwtnf cf Innilirtps -from n iuiuu. - - eastern people regarding the opening for a glass factory here. Last year, in i-M,ir,nao tn nnp of thesp innuiries. the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce collected samples or glass Sana irom .Qp.-tiia nnrta of Smithprn California. which were sent to the inquirers, but nothing definite came of it, although some of iiie samples of sand were said to be well adapted for glass making. As mentioned in this department last week, an attempt is now being made to locate a glass factory in Orange county, the Santa Fe Railroad having stated that Investigations of glass sand in that county had been found satisfactory, and that inducements were being offered to glas manufacturers to locate there. The bed of sand is located near San Juan Capistrano and is said to be comparatively unlimited in size. As to the market for glass in Southern California, it is said that about-135 carloads of glassware are used annually in this section. This comprises fruit, milk and pickle jars, lamp chimneys, druggists' supplies and wine and beer bottles. One difficulty that has been advanced In regard to the establishment nt a glass factory here is the asserted fact that eastern glass manufacturers, who ai unable to run their factories all the year around on the home demand, Ship the product, which accumulates, to the Pacific Coast, and fi1! it at about cost, in qruer 10 Keep meir lactones going. In spite of this, the freight and breakage on glassware from the East .ought to leave a good margin of profit. It should- be remembered, also, that there is aposslbillty of very widely extending the use of glass in the fruit-packing business alone. If we are to work ur-a large trade in Europe in preserving fruits, we ' shall ' have to abandon' the use of cans, which are m,h v!ar4iri tn there, and substi tute glass. With a local faetory, it should be possible to do this at reasonable expense. The probability Is that before many years not oniy iruiu?. but condensed milk and other food products, that are now packed in tin, will be put up in glass, which is more wholesome and more sightly. a Ventura Shipments. THE annual statement of the San Buena Ventura Wharf Company was recently filed with the County Clerk. The Ventura Independent gives the following statistics from the statement. Exports during the year ended April 30, 1SS8, were as follows: "Beans (all varieties,) 80,381 bags; corn, 28.813 bags; barley, 14,ii Dags, wheat, 017 bags; onions, 3321 bags; wool, 2TC bags; potatoes, 26 bags; dried fruits, 4154 bags; walnuts, 2079 bags; almonds, 308 bags; peanuts, 156 bags; chiles, 414 bags; seaweed, 77 bags; pelts, 81 bundles, dry hides, 2 uur;-dles; green hides, 947 bundles; orange, 11,855 boxes; lemons, 6285 boxes;, honey, 1101 cases; eggs, 53 cases; butter, 10 cases; merchandise, 1593 packages; fowl?, 6 coops; horses, 4; bulk oil, 518,-204 barrels; empty beer kegs, 2612; empty liquor barrels, 212. "The imports were as follows: Packages of merchandise, 110,760; lumber, 4,752.831 feet. "The total income was $18,101.12. The disbursements, operating, construction and repairs, $15,712.29. The net profits, S23S8.84. The capital stock is $20,000. Amount paid in, $38,000; amount actually exoended, $176,817.81. The value of the wharf, warehouses and fixtures is estimated at $69,000." Whittier Petroleum. AMONG outside petroleum sections of Southern California, one that Is nnmlnir into nvnmtnence is that at Whittler, where the Centra' Oil Com-ich Pasadena- l.eople are interested, has been operated steadily for some time . past. The i-asaueiid. Star says: . new well lust fin shed by the Central Oil Company on their property at Whittler has commenced to flow, be-mr tha first flnwinor well on that nrop- erty, and with slight exception in all Southern California. wnen me wen was finished Saturday, and reaoy tor tho, niimn nil franmpnefd tn flOW from the well at the rate of five barrels or more an hour, and has continued at that rate up to the last reports. It la nnt that his will con tinue to How longer than ur.'til the gas exhausted itseir; Dut it is eviuein. that the well will prove to be at least an eighty or ninety-barrel producer. Well No. 9, which is now at the depth of 1065 feet, is in exactly the same formation as well No. 11, which indicates .that it will be nearly, if not quite, as good a well as No. 11. It is expected that tho iiumn trill ho nut In wtaII "Mix 9 the latter part of this week. Wells Nos. 8 and 10 are ready for the drillers, and drilling will commenve as soon as well No. 9 in finished. "Tho nmnnnv has bouerht n. new steel tank of 20,000 barrels capacity, to be erected at Los Nietos on or before June 1. This will give the company a storage capacity of about 35,000 barrels, which makes It independent of the market. Dr. Taicott visited the works yesterday and says that well No. 11 flowed until 'choked' up with sand. Then it was cleaned out ana tr.e pump put in, when it pumped at a ra.'.e of seven barrels per hour, or 168 barrels per day." age four sacks, and 250 acres of potatoes that will produce 200 bushels to the acre. About 600 tons of alfalfa will be cut, which, at $12 a ton, win yieiu a There are be tween 250 and 300 stands of bees on the ranch, and these, too, are provung highly profitable. Everything about the rancn is managed on me must nwioi scale, and it is extremely doubtful if thera la n hotter-nn vine Pl'ODerty Of the kind In the entire State." -.-, Pasadena's Growing Population. THE school census recently taken In Pasadena shows that there are this of 5 and 17, as against 2547 last year, a gain of 149. This means that the Pneorluna afhrvnl . fliatript will receive about $1500 more money from the State thus year; also tnat two or tnree more oooriora m net lia om Tl nv.rl A V fl t Via t additional school facilities must be sup plied, the Hign scnooi oemg mucu overcrowded. Experiment Station Fruits. SOME idea of the scope of the work being done at the Chino Valley experiment station may be gleaned fmm a trlaiifo at tho varieties of fruit trees now growing there. The orchard Is but one branch of the station work, wnicn inciuaes an pnaaes ui agriculture. There are at present, according to the Chino Champion, planted in the orchard the following fruit trees, besides several hundred vanleties yet In the nursery.' Trees. Varieties. Almonds Apricots Apples , Cherries Date palms Figs Filberts Lemons Limes Medlars Mulberries Nectarines Oranges ... Persimmons Plums and prunes.. Pomelos Pomgranates Quinces Walnuts 33 27 58 40 769 557 47 44 8 ... 8 88 47 12 7 15 V 10 2 2 2 1 7 3 13 11 149 71 73 24. 8 8 134 81 2C9 214 400 2C0 10 9 9 5 11 6 .19.. . 19 Oiaige County Walnuts. ONE of the most Important resources of Orange county is found in the walnut orchards which flourish there, and have been rapidly extended during the past few years. According to the County Assessor's figures, there were In Orange county last year 60,708 walnut trees over 4 years of age. and 75,716 below that age. The nelghbor-w.i nf Snn .Tnnn lnnistrflno is osine- cially favorable to walnut culture, as olon qIoa that nf tho Plncentdn. dis trict Vonr Santa Ann. Anaheim and Orange there are also some fine walnut orchards. Riverside County Ranch. r -Kn of the lareest ranches In South California is known as the rtwnorl l-v tho Pnmos T nrA nr,A Wntor PnmnailV. Of Which Cobb & Culver are the lessees. In Riv erside county. The Kiversiae rress 3aj "The ranch Is located at Temecuia and comprises over 47.000 acres. Be-i lift anA Hnn infh3 nf wntpr are owned by the company, and some Idea. or tne scale upon wnicn Messrs. tuuu n . .1 rs.lmav. run thintrq mnv bo m t h - siA frnm tho frift that nvpr 11.000 head of sheep are now being pastured on tnetr lana. 'mere ure swu acirs vi uar-ley that will yield eight sacks to the acre, 6000 acres or wneat mat w?n aver A Wharf for Santa Monica. AT LENGTH the much-talked-of pleasure wharf at Santa Monica is about to materialize. The Santa (VTnnirn Sitrnal Ba.vs: "A f-nntrar-t has hppn Rierned hv t.e Thompson Bridge Company to construct a wharf on the South Side for Messrs. Kinney & Kyan, to ue completed on or before July 1. "The length will be 1260 feet, with a twelve-foot approach, widening to twenty-eight feet when about one thousand feet out and again widening to forty feet on the last twenty-eight feet of its length. "An Interview with Messrs. Kinney & Ryan showed these gentlemen Interested In the construction of a good, substantial pleasure wharf, with ev- Cl j UIIW6 iu " j .- j "x- pliances for the pleasure and comfort of those who will visit the south beach this summer. "There will he two gangways lead- will be attached for the use of those with pleasure Doats. a noisung ay- noMhia win ho n f pfi nn Tne wnari. hnnta mav Ho ralcA nnrl run under lliai. uvrcbvcr .7 r - sheds which will be provided for the purpose, msteaa or oeacning men. rrUrt lonlr rtf cuoVi n fon.tnrP ff a.miise A. ic lava v. "m" -- -v nm niiK hon rh hct hPPTl f. IT re fit drawback to us, both in winter and summer. ' A P.-sidena Hotel. THE Hotel Green at Pasadena closed for the season on the 7th of this th m thA 170 davs that It was Uivuuit . open.. 2S44 guests were entntained L A Pasadena paper esiuuira ..rnWIA ...oc onont hv these DeODle OUr- lng the season. Many of the ropms are already engaged for the next season, . . 4 Vt nnnov Will when tne opening ul make it possiDie 10 two iui a cross, one hundred feet each way, and is constructed from basement to tower of the best materials. Tne plastering is upon steel lath, the floors are double, the upper floor of solid oak, higtfily polished; all the Inside finish Is of the best quality of well-seasoned quartered oait. aii tne insiae wooa worn, cxvcvi the mantels, was done in Redlands, including the makimr of all-doors and all the paneling. - "The building will De ngnxeo ai iusi by eighty-t4iree electric lights, with eleven circuits, jiiveryining- n uwu done to maKe tne Duuauig peiicun.v odnnloH tn t nnmnse. and a much larger sum spent than was at first con templated. have been published as to the money expended, it may be well to say' that between $50,000 and $60,000 has been expended In the purchase of grounds and in the. erection and furnishing of this building." Big Potatoes. r . A STORY of big potatoes, and many In a hill, comes from, the Hemet ranch in the mountains up that way, is quoted, by the Hemet News as- fol lows: "na vonrsrta that on his mountain vonih ho i-aispa from 200 to 2!)0 sacks of fine, large, mealy' 'potatoes to the acre. The spuds grow to a mammoth size, many single poiaiues wsib"'s from three to four pounds. From one hill he has taken a large water bucketful of the tubers, and about four hills would fill a barley sack." . c--r Beets at Chino. THK Chino Champion says: "There have been' 4200 acres planted altogether on the ' Chino ranch. Of this, 3000 acres are on the lower black land, and on that the beets are doing fairly, well. But on the remaining 1200 - acres of dryer land planted, nothing is expected. "At the present time Mr. Ruoop says there are 1020 acres of. good stand, on the ranch. Of this, 800 acres on the lower land are doing well. The other 220 acres are. doubtful of a crop. "Planting had been completed last week,, but the rain encouraged " the planting of 100 to 150 acres more this week, which is now about finished." , .... Cucamonga Orchards, QUITE a large area of orchard has been planted In the Cucamonga sec-ttnn .nrins- the nast few years. These orchards are not provided with water for irrigation, and some anxiety has been expressed by the owners as to how they , would come through the dry season. The Cucamonga paper recently reported that the olive groves around there are in good condition, and have the prospect of an excellent season's growth,' while the peach trees give indications of, good crops. With proper cultivation, it is believed that much of the land around Cucamonga will retain moisture during the driest years, better than the heavier soil. A Fine Public Library. THE public park and library nuiioing i tn thA citv of Redlands X v v smiiev of that place was formally' presented and received at a iuiiiiwmj ' , T,ji0nfla nn tihe 29th lishes a cut or tne uuu...e, -unique, handsome and artistic. Following facts are from ade"n f the library, as given by J. P. Flsk, Jr., at the meeting: . . .o "The library ouiiaing a n Is the result of much study on the, part of Mr. Smiley. The original plans were drawn unaer nis mre j well-known Redlands architect, 1R Qriffith. to whose artistic ability much of the beauty of the building is due. un r orohttpcture is Moorisn. i lie Bi-jic 4 wl . . , , populariy called 'Mission.' The walls rr tvWMr relieved hv stone are ui puuu ------ - . trimmings. .The neofls ot the best quality ol neavy mme, m"t "The main building is In the shape of A New Filter. THERE has just been Installea in the Hall of Inventions, on East anA . etroot. what is termed the .ui , "Suman" filter. It can be seen in ac tive operation, and the water samjueu at any time. The filter is divided Into four different compartments. The wa ter, always filtering up anu icf"-'' the filter can be easily and thoroughly cleaned without expense, it njw partments in which all the sediment. organic matter anu ubkk collected, without affecting te lif of the water. The Suman filter Is simple and inexpensive, and can be con structed to meet me l-equiiriucm. domestic use. or the .largest water systems. The Inventor is S. M. Suman of Riverside. :. Oceans of Water. THE country around Perris, In Riverside county, was , until recently considered one of the driest sections In Southern. California, and only adapted to the growing of grain. A. few years ago some enterprising people there sunk wells and found an abund ance of water. Since .then, prospecting for water has ueen conuimcu encouraging results, a pia to bring electric power in from the mountains to this section, so as to en able farmers to pump men " small expense. A correspondent of the Riverside Press writes as follows In regard to water development: "It Is reported in different places and by different people that the Bear Valley reservoir will be empty about the middle of July next, as there Is at present only about thlrtyjeet of water In It. The storms that have occurred within the last two or three days may help to fill the reservoir up with storm water, but It Is doubtful whether that win make any material difference. If the water supply should fail, there will be a great number of wells bored. There are three alfalfa ranches In the valley that have already contracted 0 1

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