Covina Argus from Covina, California on November 30, 1907 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

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RV THE COVINA FURNITURE GO SAFEST PLACE tC fTRADE FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF . f UMtE or FLOOR ((WRINGS W. Q. OUSTER, Manager Pooley's (ovioa Nurseries Choice ferns ami potted plants, 'rose?, carnation!* and other ornamental trees in season. Sales yard, corner of First street nhd 8an Bernardino Road. THE ENGLISH NEWSPAPER. The reader of the American newspaper may appreciate his blessings more fully H he takes a glance at an English one. With that happy end in view, we invite you to look over our shoulder at the latest edition. First, the advertisements, for they nre first. It i« a rare sight to watch an American open his first English papor. Instead of the familiar headlines and first pase of telegraphic news, his eyes follow- down column after column of solid advertisement, not a line of news. He is fortunate ^ if be begins to find scattering notices > ^ on the second page. Now. one enjoys a page of western ads. Indeed, they not seldom are more interesting than the literary material. But an entire page of finely printed notices, with no display type of any consequence, that Is a'different matter. It is true that not the dead expressions of schoolroom and study. An illustration or two will give point, to these estimates. Three weeks ago a girl was murdered in North I/)ndon. Special interest In the case has been aroused by the detectives asking the aid of the press. Yet today, when the accused man came up for trial, the accounts were headed with the general term "Murder" and the real bit of fresh new?,, that, the prisoner had been identified by certain parties, was hidden in some papers below ;t column and a half's bare repetition of evidence one. to three weeks old. In one case the crucial nee was given with this .startling vigor, "The police added that he had been identified today MS a man seen leaving the house on the morning of the murder." Even the all-absorbing "Sports" news are never written up vividly, with word pictures of the action, and detailed accounts of the players. Take se)ection> t)]0 climax from a de . gu , fles , some of the London dailies use a little black face type and may even run three or four small cuts in an issue, | ^viption ~of'~that' most thrilling of con- but the best page of even the gre.it "Times" would lose every patron of a county weekly in Southern California. Now, having learned to turn past the principal portion of our ha'penny | j^'J' sheet, we shall not need much time to glance through the remainder. In leader . a on iB •**•' » '» » '» * a many cases, the editorial columns follow the opening ads. They are frequently brief summaries of the news items to come later. But there is always at least one thoughtful discussion of a current social or political question. To be sure, the treatment is often heavy and over erudite, but in the main English editorials are much stronger than American. It is probably a simple matter of supply and demand, for the subjects of Edward give much more consideration to problems of government than do the fellow citizens of Theodore. At last, for the first thing one would expect—the news. And here one is forcefully reminded of wiiat the play of Hamlet would be with the Dane omitted. On the telegraphic page there will be some columns of market quotations, divided into English, American and Continental, and some columns of news, likewise divided, for ,he world like an Iowa weekly with reports from the different school districts. There is an even greater dearth of local news. There Is a glad absence of such items as "Bill Brown's cow jumped over Into John Smith's cornfield last Saturday." (Or is It, "Our esteemed citizen, Mr. James J. Jones, went to Los Angelas' on business today?") But aside from a few stiff records of police court proceedings and the movements of the local gentry, practically nothing appears. It is a constant -wonder how the subscription department keeps up Its list with the names of subscribers mentioned so rarely. But whatever is lacking elsewhere, Is all atoned for by the royal treatment of sports. During the season, at least half the news space Is given over to the results of football, cricket, golf and racing. One might think himself in the laud of hustling journalism when the Saturday afternoon football extras come from the press. And with what wild impatience the calm Britisher snatches them. Wo have seen carriers with huge baskets of fruit or, bread on their heads stop to purchase the special and then devour the day's results while the crowd jostled by unnoticed. But perhaps the disappointment In regard to the quantity of the Information comes largely from the manner in which it is served. No discriminating arrangement in regard for Importance seems to be used. The announcement, of the movement of his: lordship to his countty seat is in no}# ke))( . t)]c ^ of & flnd retu] . n _ 1<The deacent seeme d at times as ^ that Qf R gt(jne ro]])ng f]nwn SomeMmes he fel: nnr1 clid , Uer . Qn ^ &i thg b()Uom he h)g g|)ce(] fm . the g)iort gpace Mr. New Resident: Before you open your bank account in Covitia come and see us. We can offer you every convenience and accommodation that safe banking will allow. Covina National Bank .7. It. COULSTON, Pros. Dr. J. D. Keccl G. H.'White V. ('). English m K VICTORS • J. h. Matthews J. H. Coolman C'lins. Nicolai UK. J. IX Iv'KKI), Vice-Pros. Cashier Samuel Fester J. H. Collision Madison Hushor We pay 4 per cent interest on term deposits in our United States Savings Bank We arc new here ourselves and are here to stay and we believe that Covina is the coming- city of the San Gabriel valley and are anxious to do ocr part to make it so. If you don't want to open a bank account now, come vn and get acquainted anyway. I, N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics 'and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike and best manner in shorter Cheap Land. Kich land; crops can bo grown without irrigution; situated on line of Sante Fo near the town of Corcoran, Kings couuty; price 860 per aore; easy terms. Sole fitront, J. H. Matthews, Argus block, Covimi. time and at a reasonable cost to you. We also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, and if you are thinking 1 of purchasing a vehicle os any kind we invite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over. We will guarantee you a square deal and save you a few dollars besides. #################* # * * i } ¥ '? i» U j» P „ way subordinated to the situation at the Hague, or the Anglo-Rusdian treaty. We would by no means de. fend the excesses of the American headline, but in our saner journals it serves an excellent purpose In organization and In directing the attention to the principal events. Perhaps the managing editor takes an undue liberty In telling his readers what is important, but if we do not agree with hia judgment, there are other editors. Again, the literary powers of the English reporter are frequently surprising. His style is often etiff, formal, roundabout, in the narration of facta, taking up two or three paragraphs in generalities before answering the specific who, what and when. Above all, they lack American imagination. They never Bee a story In a fact. That ability leads to many fakt-.s and much that's yellow, but it inuk<-H the American reporter wiih all hi* faultrf, the moat virile of wriiera, filln hia work with action, rnak'-.s it dramatic, full of life. bi:r:;i'i.-,t- it l.-i tin: living language of the street, aud shop. * * * # I * * * # * * * * * * * * * Say! . Ktoncbcr You are conducting a big business—more money invested than many business houses—do a good deal of correspondence, don't you? Do you always have suitable paper handy when you wish to write? Do you know that we can furnish you with the very best of writing paper and envelopes, neatly printed with your name or the name of your ranch, place of residence and date line, cheaper than you can tecure tablet* and envelope-bin uniaU quan- titie-,? This will make your correspondence bu&inesslike and more convenient. COVIXA AKGl'S, * # the fiat that brought him home, victory was not bloodless, for he was lame and cut about with his fall." The English press never calls the American newspaper provincial, it.s usual method of discussing everything not London. But over and over is raised the warning, "sensational." The favorite joke now going the rounds of the press is a purported clipping from an American dally: ROCKEFELLER Saw a' Man KILLED. But certianly no such utterly trivial vite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over fad has ever caught the American press and public as the Limerick craze now raging here. Every paper of pretensions has been caught in its throes. The first four lines of a verse will be published, and prizes offered for a concluding one, the judges selected from among leading authors, barristers or the nobility. Every one seems to agree that the finest line yet produced Is, "And the hair of a' hare choked the heir." Yet as high as fifty pounds has been given the winner In some instances. In others the highest twenty receive thirty-five pounds apiece. How much more appreciative of true poetry the London editor has become. Once he paid Chatterton eight pence per poem and starved him to suicide within sound of Fleet street. Once he paid Milton fifteen pounds for all his rights to Paradise Lost. Have our criticisms been a bit severe? They are true, nevertheless, of the large majority of English papers. Yet there is hope. One of the leading magazines, which are equally nnpro- gressive, boasts in a recent advertisement that it entered the field when American journals had no rivals, and that by adopting their methods k. has outstripped all competitors. So, there Is hope. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from L/os Ait- g-clcs to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the East without change of cars. Through the wanner climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of MV>, and across Great Salt Lake—-"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCIIKNCK, Agent. Covina Home phone M4 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phono 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific L,os Angeles Office, 600 H. Spring St., corner Sixth s$s»sM^ County Division Platform 1. GOVERNMENT Home people in full control of Home affairs. 2. EXPENSES The most economical administration which may be had with efficient government. Santa Cruz county cost (13th class) $04,211.81 New county cost (13th class) 96,534.00 Orange county cost. (15th class) 103,227.18 Riverside county cost (20th class) 124,398.16 San Bernardino (10th class) 228,956.70 It cost leas last year to run both Orange and . Riverside counties, with combined valuations of $34,700,000.00 than San Bernardino county on a valuation of $25,646,000.00 The small county is the best and cheapest. 3. ROADS The best roads which can be built. The money to be raised by bonds or direct tax as the tax payers may determine through then; supervisors. 4. HORTICULTURAL COMMISSION Citrus men in control of citrus affairs throughout. They know what they want and can pay for anything their industry demands. San Bernardino county wants to quit county fumigating, according to their supervisors' statement. Now is the time to let them quit. 5. FRUIT PRICES Oitrus fruits aold on its merits and by its well known brands. 6. REPORTS Such records transcribed as the new county needs and may secure without wasting public funds. •j. VALUATIONS AND TAX RATES ******************! i«ss$ The increased valuations now being published make it a^ured that a tax rate for next year in the new county of $.636 will be more than sufficient to run the county. This estimate is backed by unqualified approval by the auditors of Orange and Riverside counties. 8. NOW IS THE Tin E If organized at once the new county will begin with money on hand from this year's taxes amounting to a sum from $120,000.00 to $135,000.00, to cover expenses for the remaining eight months of the fiscal year. Tim will leave * balance of $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 above necesaary expenses. To wait mean* to lose this reveuuu, to beumue a part of Pasadena's county, or to be ahurited off from Los Angeles county with only l;he territory between Covina and Clarernont for the new county. NOW IS THE TIME ^

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