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of the races for the rest of the year, but the season was
nearly over. Early last season his arm was broken in an
Indiana town by a track fall, and thus he was kept from
taking from Bald the honor of champion, which he had
showed promise of doing, Ziegler is one of the world's
half-dozen best riders, and has beaten every American of
note.

For a few weeks, late this season, a little fellow from
near Boston, named Butler, attracted great attention in
the cycling world by winning from Cooper, Bald, Ziegler
and the other great men. His work was as surprising as
that of Ziegler in 1894, when he first met the best men of
the East at Denver and vanquished them all.

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TOM. COOPE





iRthi'r Gardiner.




J. S. JOHNSON.




F. LOUGHEAD



W. W. HAMILTON.



M. O. DENNIS.



FRANK R1GBY.



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B. E. ANDERSON.




HOMER FAIR.MON.




BAINBRIDGE




PAT. O'CONNOR.



LAND OF SUNSHINE.



H. VAN HER1K.

The sensational ride of 1896 was that of Anderson at
St. Louis. He did a mile in 1 103, paced by a locomotive.
Early in the summer Dennis, of Denver, an unknown
rider, rode a mile in 1-17 down a slight grade with a
hurricane at his bad But the most valuable record
made this year was that of the mile paced by four-men
machines on the mile track at Coronado Beach. W. W.
Hamilton, from Pueblo, Colorado, was the record
breaker, and though it was almost his first trial, he did
the mile under 1:40, thanks to California climate — and
this was in midwinter when the snow was deep back
East. Afterwards twenty trials on the same track were
made by other record breakers unsuccessfully, and Ham-
ilton still holds the record.

Clinton Coulter, of San Francisco, now holds the mile
record uupaced — that is, riding all alone with no assist-
ance from competition or multicycles. His time of 1 :59 1-5
was made on the Denver track in October.

Clark, a Denver boy, was awarded the Morgan &
Wright slab of gold, worth in weight nearly a thousand
dollars, for making the unpaced record last year on this
same Denver track.

The only track fatality for several years occurred in
mid-summer. Joe Griebler, of Minneapolis, ran off the
high bank of an Eastern track during a fit of something
like " blind staggers " and collided with a fence.

Several parties of American racing men visited Europe
this year, and late in the season the visit was repaid by
Michael, the little Welchman, who rode five miles last
month in Chicago in nine minutes and 38 seconds. He
is but nineteen years old and weighs but 96 pounds, and
yet he can ride for an hour at better than a thirty mile
gait.

For years wheelmen have talked about a relay across
the continent, but until this season it has not material-
ized. Starting, August 25th, from San Francisco, thirteen
days were required to reach New York city, and about
five hundred wheelmen took part.

California racing men have shown up splendidly this
year, and those on the National Circuit have had their



I.. I' SWETT.






H. C. CLARK.



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BARNEY OLDFIELD.



DE CARDY.






KRMAN KOHL.



\V. !■:. WKINIO.



THE BICYCLE YEAR.



253





MAN.



C. H. LANS II 1;.



JOHN LAWSON.




names constantly before the reading public, except Wells,
who has been sick all the season.

John S. Johnson, who has been the most advertised
American racing man for years, w.s this year repeatedly-
beaten by the French riders, but on returning to this
country was able to get in form again and win some good
races. With Michael and others he will go to Australia
this winter to take part in the races there. Bald, Cooper
and other leaders talk of coming to Southern California
again this winter to train on the Pasadena and Coronado
tracks.

Gardner was the champion for the first half of the
season this year, but then gave out from sickness, and
when he got in form again he found Cooper and Bald too
much for him, while Ziegler, Sanger and Buller were also
disputing his right to the championship.

Of the men who developed and first appeared this
year as crackajacks, there are Kimble, of Louisville,
Stevens, Bowler, Kohl. Pike, Oldfield, Mertens, Van Ness,
Allen, Eaton. Woodlief, Maxwell, Repine, Towle, Senn,
Laing. Ramsey, Swett, Coburn brothers, Frederickson,
and Rigby, the last four having ridden some last year.

Among stars of last year's close of the season, Loug-
head, the Canadian, showed up the best. L,awson, the
" Terrible Swede," did not keep up his speed reputation,
nor did Fairmon, Bainbridge, De Cardy, and Van Herik.
Callahan and O'Connor, the Irishmen, rode well at times,
but did not make a business of racing as they did last
year. Weinig, the big German from Buffalo, went abroad
with Johnson and rode well in France in long races, as
he has done since returning.



O. E. TOWLE.




H. K. FREDKK1CK.SO.W







A. C. MERTI



I'.ow i.l.k.



JACK COBURN.




Photo. bj-C. A. Smith.



PORT HARFORD.
The seaport for San Luis Obispo.



I-Collier Eng. Co




TYPICAL FARMING LAND. MauiBrd-Collier Kng. Co.




OLD MISSION, SAN LUIS OBISPO. Maufard-Collier Eng Co.

Established 177 J.



255



"f> TO



San Luis Obispo.

OME and see us," said my friend recently from the ' apple district



of Michigan.' "I have located near the thriving commercial
city of San Luis Obispo, in the northern part of Southern Cali-
fornia, seven miles from the Pacific Coast at Port Harford. I chose
this locality, after careful investigation all over California, because with
my limited means I was able to purchase ioo acres of land of exceptional
fertility, and climatic advantages, with sufficient average rainfall to keep
me from the expense of 'purchased water.'

"From the time of the establishment of the Mission in 1772 to the
present day, the superior advantages of this section for diversity of farm-
ing drew within its borders a class of home-builders at once industrious
and thrifty. That they are now the well-to-do, yea, even wealthy ' old
timers ' but demonstrates the wisdom of the selection. f^r\r*-r\ft 1 SImSS^

_




Mmisard Collier Eng. Co.



•tesy Echo Mountain House.



"The city of San Luis Obispo, with its connection of rail and ship at
Port Harford, affords superior shipping facilities north and southward.
The Pacific Coast Ry., from San Luis Obispo to Los Olivos, traverses 66
miles of fertile lands, naturally moist, producing grain, pasturage and
fruits in the greatest abundance.

"The commercial facilities of San Luis Obispo afford ready market for
all products, and at standard prices. The educational and church op-
portunities are of the very best. Schools contain modern appointments
and are conducted on progressive ideas. The city has made rapid progress
in the way of up-to-date improvements, as street cars, electric light and
power, water supply, business blocks, newspapers (daily and weekly),
hotels, in fact everything indicating a thriving city, governed on business
principles. So you see it is no longer a problem with me where to find
suitable land at reasonable price, near good schools, the right kind of



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neighbors for social life, ready market, and above all the ability to afford
myself and family the comforts of civilization."

Further inquiry brought the information that my friend had purchased
his land of the " Pacific Land Company of San Luis Obispo," whose
statements he found strictly reliable. That in their office they displayed
an exhibit of the products of their lands, rarely equaled anywhere, con-
sisting of wheat, barley, oats, corn, flax-fibre and seed, beans never sur-
passed, beets in variety, the sugar beet perfection itself, apples, pears,
prunes, plums, peaches, apricots, walnuts, almonds, figs, etc. The
exhibit shows that the growers mixed brains with 1he soil.

No wonder that the genial manager, Mr. Arthur Bray, is an en-




EL CHARRO RAHCHO FALLS.



thusiast, as to this exhibit of the products of the lands offered for sale by
his company, — 50,000 acres of land embracing every class suitable for
the production of all kinds of deciduous fruits, vegetables and cereals,
or pasturage for stock. Price of land within the reach of all industrious
people, ranging from $5.00 to $50.00 per acre. The land produces lavishly
without irrigation, although wells can be put down at the cost cf {100.00
which will yield water sufficient for 100 acres. These lands are located
in northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Subdivided,
or in large tracts for colonization. The company has already located a
colony of Mennonites from Nebraska on some of their lands this year.
Adequate idea as to the real value of these lands can only be had by
inspection. The general formation of these lands is what is known in



SAN LUIS OBISPO. 257

the west as " rolling," except the bottom lands as " El Chorro (Falling
Water) Homestead Tract."

This elegant ranch of 1800 acres is nestled in the lovely valley of the
same name, 6 miles from San Luis Obispo, and 2 miles from station of S.
P. Ry. to San Francisco, with everlasting trout streams rippling
through the meadows. The soil is rich bottom alluvial over de-
composed granite. Chorro and Pennington creeks — trout streams — flow
through this property, and the pure mountain water is being piped to
the 20 acre subdivisions for domestic and other purposes. The price per
acre, with water under pressure, according to location, from $30 upward.

The "San Marcos Colony" consists of 2500 acres of both plow and
grazing land. This is mountain land 1400 feet above sea level, and one of




Mansard-Collier Eng. Co EN ROUTE BY STAGE. Photo, by E. M. Brickey.

the loveliest of ranches. Soil, rich decomposed granite, of great depth,
and easy to cultivate. Climate temperate. The water of San Marcos
creek is pure mountain water, goes with the land, and forever sets at rest
the question of "scarcity of water." Sold at $10.00 to $30.00 per acre.
Location 7 miles from Paso Robles city and Paso Robles Hot Springs, on
the Southern Pacific Railway.

The property of the "Pacific Land Company of San Luis Obispo"
embraces land especially adapted for dairying. This industry, in which
this county leads all others in this State, is carried on very extensively,
and owing to perfect transportation facilities finds ready markets at
profitable remuneration. On the final completion of the Pacific Coast
Railway and the Southern Pacific Overland Coast Line to Santa Barbara
(the uncompleted portion being 56 miles), insuring immunith from dust
and heat, the acme of transportation will be reached. This will in all



258



LAND OF SUNSHINE.



probability be consummated before the end of 1897, and no one will
question that land all along the line will advance in price materially.
Those who will " take time by the forelock " and provide for themselves
comfortable homes, to be had now at least possible outlay, will share the
additional prosperity from the beginning. The prices which Eastern
people have heard so often quoted for citrus land have lead many to in-
fer that all land in California is exceedingly high as compared with less
remunerative land in the East. The era of moderate price land in the
southernmost counties of California is disappearing as settlement becomes
more dense, until it has become a puzzle to the intending settler of
moderate means where cheap land can be secured in California. All
such people should investigate the opportunities in San Luis Obispo
county for securing a farm or fruit ranch at about a quarter the price

charged in the
■ ""■"■."I — I citrus localities

further south.
Awaiting the
thousands of set-
tlers who, on com-
pletion of the
coast railway, will
flock to this
locality, is virgin,
fertile land and
beautiful sites,
partially covered
with fine oak tim-
ber, at from $5.00 to $50.00 an acre, according to transportation facilities
— and moist land at that, where irrigation is entirely unnecessary. Does
fortune often beckon more kindly to those desiring to improve their
condition and leave to their posterity an invaluable inheritance in " God's
country ? " Procrastination is the robber of many. The opportunity is
open now and invites investigation.

A trip to this locality is well worth the while to both the tourist
and home-seeker. For not only does the route by ocean, rail and
stage furnish an ever changing panorama of the most unique character,
but one of the largest and finest hotels of this section welcomes the way-
farer at San Luis Obispo and provides every comfort.

How shall I go to this land of plenty ? For an all around enjoyable
trip, from Los Angeles, take the Pacific Coast steamer at Redondo for
Port Harford connecting with Pacific Coast Railway for San Luis Obispo,
30 minutes' ride in splendidly equipped coaches. Return by rail via
Pacific Coast Railway through the fertile section of Arroyo Grande,
Santa Maria to Los Olivos, thence by stage over the "Scenic route,"
a trip in itself of a lifetime's enjoyable memories, to Santa Barbara, and
by rail or steamer back to Los Angeles.




Photo, by Waite.



"SAFE AS GOVER NMENT BONDS ."

Southern California Real Estate
6 % First Mortgages 5 %



Principal and interest payable in Gold Coin in N. Y. Exchange, netting 6 % to
8 % per annum in quarterly interest payments.

All Titles guaranteed by leading Abstract Companies.

We make a specialty of these Securities. Every detail has our critical inspec-
tion. TEN YEARS experience in Southern California, and NO foreclosures. Highest
references given. Our Mortgage forms sent upon application.

We give special attention to the investment of Trust Funds, care of Estates for
non-residents, collection of Rents and other Accounts.



DEALERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
REAL ESTATE

Los Angeles City and Suburban properties. Orange and Lemon Groves. Olive,
English Walnut and Almond Orchards. Large Tracts of Land for Syndicates and
Colonies. Pasadena property a specialty.

Sole Agents of the Pacific Land Co. for Southern California, of its lands in
San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. (Rererence is made to pages 258
to 262 of this issue for description of a portion of these lands.)

Dealers in Municipal, County and School District Bonds.

Great interest is being manifested in Mining properties on the Pacific Coast.
We give special attention to MINING INVESTMENTS.

Correspondence invited.

DARLING & PRATT,

Investment Bankers and Brokers,

Wilcox Building, Los Angeles, Cal., U. S. A.
RERERENCES: Cable Address, " DARLIPRATT."

First National Bank of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles National Bank.
State Loan and Trust Co. of Los Angeles.
Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles.
Or any of our Clients.



Please mention that you "saw it in the Land of Sunshine.



Publishers' Department.



Tf)£ l^and Of oai\&bilV€ Representative Representation.

The Land of Sunshine has not been

addicted to "special editions." It
has been a part of its regular work to
provide those features which have here-
totore been the excuse for the " annuals "
or special editions of other publications.

When, therefore, The Land of Sun-
shine announces that its December num-
ber, which opens the sixth volume, will
be a special Los Angeles number, every-
one will realize that it will be done su-
perbly — with better taste, better art and
better dignity than any other publication
on this coa«t can hope to offer. In fine,
The Land of Sunshine expects to out-
do its own record, for the best has been
saved for this number. Among other
choice features it will depict the metrop-
olis of Southern California, illustrating
the finest types of its modern buildings
and ancient landmarks, its semi-tropic
homes, parks, schools, etc. It will be a
number which you will be proud to send to
the most cultured friend, or to retain as
a souvenir of the romantic past, the pro-
gressive present, and the climatic advan-
tages of the locality wherein you live.

Every local reader is interested in hav-
ing this section presented before Eastern
people in a creditable manner and from
the right standpoint. It would be well,
however, to bear in mind that not every
Pacific Coast publication has standing
among cultured people here and in the
East. On the other hand the high repu-
tation which The Land of Sunshote
has won counts for whatever it repre-
sents, and it has become generally known
that it does not aim to give representa-
tion to that which is unrepresentative or
discreditable.

Readers and advertisers will, no doubt,
have other apparent opportunities, but
if you care for representation why not
choose a representative magazine in-
stead of some irresponsible advertising
dodge, or that class of publications which
yearn for the welfare of yourself and the
section — once a year.



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AND THE SOUTHWEST



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
W. C. Patterson ... - President
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F. A. Pattee - Secretary and Business Mgr.
H. J. Fleishman .... Treasurer
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STOCKHOLDERS



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D. Freeman
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Jno. F. Francis
C. G. Baldwin
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Louis Replogle
Cyrus M. Davis
Chas. F. Lummis



Geo. H. Bonebrake
C. D. Willard
F. K. Rule
Andrew Mullen
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Address advertising, remittances, and other
business, to F. A. Pattee, Business Manager.

All MSS. should be addressed to the Editor.
No MSS. preserved unless accompanied by re-
turn postage.

Advertising business East of the Middle States
should be referred to the E. Katz Advertising
Agency, 230 234 Temple Court, New York City.



A Widely Read Opinion.

"The Land of Sunshine, edited by
Charles F. Lummis, is now in its fifth
volume ; its pages breathe the spirit of
Southern California and the great South-
west. The series of illustrated articles
by Mr. Lummis on "The Southwestern
Wonderland," the description of " The
Old California Vaquero," by Flora Haines
Loughead, and the entertaining account
of Southern California Indian life and
customs, by David P. Barrows, which we
find in the August number, are among the
representative contributions which have
recently appeared in this unique period-
ical. The Overland must look to its
lanrels. ' '— The Review of Reviews, N. Y. ,
for October.



Arizona Readers.

No other publication can boast so mag-
nificent a list of Arizona readers as the
Land of Sunshine. Reason : no other
publication so well represents Arizona,
nor is any other publication fortunate in
having a G. H. Paine to present its merits.

To Arizonians Mr. Paine no longer
needs introduction, but many local ad-
vertisers will be pleased to learn that he
is about to re-visit Arizona and New
Mexico and complete the good beginning
made in that territory for the Land of
Sunshine last winter.



Items of Interest.



A Good Thing to Have.

The smiling countenance of mine host Reinhart
lit up the vicinity of The Land of Sunshine
office the other day — but then the menu of the
Hotel Arcadia, and those hot sea baths at Santa
Monica, are productive of the Reinhart expres-



Creditable Work.

Perhaps no newspaper cartoonist has won so
enviable a reputation during the present political
campaign as has Mr. W. E. Chapin of the Los
Angeles Times. None of his achievements ap-
proach the mediocre, and too often low-lived
plane of the majority of this class of work. On
the other hand every one of them says something
vital and says it simply, intelligently and thor-
oughly. A number of these cartoons have been
reproduced by leading Eastern publications, and
have far from suffered by comparison with that
brilliant field.



Ostriches.

The South Pasadena Ostrich Farm, which
opened October 24th, adds another unique and
interesting feature to the long list of Southern
California attractions.



Open for the Season.

Another notable opening, or rather re opening
for the winter season, is that of Pasadena's mag-
nificent Moresque Palace — the Hotel Green. Los
Angeles county could ill spare this large and
modernly appointed hostelry, to which all
Southern California owes tnany a prolonged visit
from the wealthier class of tourists and investors.



Health and Pleasure.

For all such ailments as rheumatism, dyspepsia,
skin and blood diseases, nature has provided
positive relief and cure at the El Paso de Robles
Hot Sulphur Springs, which the many wonderful
and miraculous cures attest. The accommodations
of hotel and bath house are the most perfect, both
for the health and pleasure seeker. See advertise-
ment on inside front cover of this magazine.



A New Firm.



Mr. Edwards has retired from the well known
seed firm of Edwards & Johnson, of Los Angeles,
and Mr. H. C. Johnson, a brother of Mr. Edwards'
former associate in business, together with Mr
H.L. Musser, late from Pennsylvania, have entered
the firm. Lovers of flowers will find a valuable
announcement by this firm on the inside of the
front cover of this number.



The Burbank.



The fall and winter season of the popular family
theatre of Los Angeles, the Burbank, has just
opened with the Wm. L. Roberts company in
Goethe's immortal ••Faust," one of the grandest
and most sublime conceptions that have eminated
from master minds. Following "Faust," the
same company will present for the week of Oct.
29 a scenic production of the drama made famous
by Alexander Salvini, jr., Don Caesar de Bazan.
Commencing November first, the famous Broad-
way Comedians of New York, in that cyclone of
merit, •• Town Topics." Up to date and filled
to repletion with pretty music, delightful songs,
novel dances and amusing witticisms. Following,
the Ideal Opera Company in repertoire.




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tract, as the returns we have received from the past two months ad-
vertising in your magazine, have been most satisfactory, and we find
that it covers more territory than we had any idea it would, while the
rapidity of results has been not only gratifying but surprising. In"
ten day 3 from the issue of our first "ad", we heard from New York,
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota. A letter from Chicago now lies
before me in response to our October advertisement.

We find that our success in advertising depends greatly on
keeping an accurate estimate of results, and we feel that it is but
due you to state that, during the time we have been using_ your medium,
we have received better returns from it than from any other.



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above. Bath, abundant closets, all modern conveniences. Grape arbor, model henyards and pigeon-
houses, cellar. Better water supply than center of town. Piped for gas, and hot and cold water. 35
varieties of fruit on the place. No end of raspberries, blackberries, peaches and figs. Rest of trees
will all be in bearing in 1897. Rarest and best varieties plums, apricots, peaches, oranges, lemons,
limes, loquats, pomegranates, grapes, pears, cherries, chirimoyas (custard-apples) , guavas, nectarines,
prunes, walnuts, olives, etc., etc. Magnificent rosebushes in variety. Fine lawn, flowers and shade
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