Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 7, 1907 · Page 7
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TRY THE */" 4, WrNAFURNTTURECO. SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF \m\\m or flOOR COVERING W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Pooley's (oviflu Nurseries C.hoioo ferns atul potted plants, rose*, carnations and oilier ornaniontal trees in season, Snlrs yard, corner of First street and San Bernardino Road. i HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS At the risk of trespassing on the realm of the guidebook, we dare not omit a glance at the homes and haunts of some of the English poets and novelists, many of whom are better known in America, It seems, than at home. But, however well we have known their works, they are infinitely dearer and more charming after we have seen the environmen' which in- Bliired and moulded them. Now do not fear that you will lie led to old fireplaces and to Vuined walls and asked to worship devoutly. Nor that you will be loaded down with pebbles or holly or even blades of grass, bought or stolen at great peril from' guarded graves to be hugged close as a precious fetich forever more. And yet such vapid sentimentality, such a method of making "little literary journeys" characterizes many of our tourists. We had the privilege of visiting Dove Cottage, the plain, humble, stone house of "Wordsworth, and its neat, little garden in company with, or rather, I should say at the same time as, a group of New York girls. "O isn't it dear!" "Just think, Wordsworth sat right here!" "What a lovely, dear, sweet little garden!" "Why anyone ought to Tie able to write poetry here!" One hesitates whether to class this sort of appreciation higher or lower than the other kind which watches the attendant with hawk-like intensity for the opportunity to chip a corner off Ruskin's monument, or split a chunk from the old oak bench where Shakespeare courted Ann Hathaway, or at least to leave its name scratched with a diamond on the window of Scott's study. The latter leads to unpleasant results for others, too. since everyone is held guilty until he is'proven innocent, and has to grow accustomed to being under close guard, never knowing at what moment he may step over the dead line of the sentinel's displeasure. If one may judge by tho number of visitors, there are two bouses about equally interesting to literary pilgrims, the homely, timbered, two-storied birthplace in Stratford."and the equally homely, but quaintly charming thatched "clay biggen" at. Ayr. The two serve most perfectly, however, to illustrate the uselessness and supreme merit of literary pilgrimages. Stratford en Avon has no more meaning to the student of Shakespeare than ten other towns one might pick out. That does not mean that it is not charming in itself. The walk out t.o the little village of Shottery, the footpath now between close walls or hedges, now over stiles into pastures with a widening view back to the spire rising above Avon, that walk if taken just at twilight, will make on thoroughly in love when he reaches the • old-fashioned garden and cottage at % the end, whether William ever went that way to a waiting Anne or not. That parish church anrl the graves clustered about it with the Avon loitering past, to the mill below, the grammar school with its timbered second story projecting over the sidewalk, even the barren birthnlo.ce with its huge fireplaces and massive oak beams, ail these are interesting even if no poet were buried in one, nor learned "small Latin and less Greek" in another, even if he hud never been born at all. But if one goes t.o Stratford to get acquainted with the great dramtist, he might as well stay at. home. To be fire the groves and meadows of War- wickahlre may have inspired the beautiful scenes in "As You Like It." But then our bard should have been born again with Milton in Broad street, the heart of busy London, to gain his profound knowledge of human life, or have lived at Abbottsford with Scott for foundation upon which to build romantic pictures of aristocracy. Xo. so transcendent is the genius of Shakespeare, that to comprehend Us inspiration one must study and know the world, not a mere spot of it. Quite otherwise with Burns. Xol that "anyone ought to be able to write who is barn in a "cluy biggin" oniMUid of which fell down and threw him out into the storm at a week old. But the products of Burns' genius were entirely inspired by the simple scenes of hi.s rugged, unfortunate life about Ayr and Dumfries, and the finest commentaries on his poems are the whitewashed cottages where hel Ived and the fields where he ploughed. One may start at Carlisle on the English border, fol;:.w up the Nith river to its source and then down the Doon and Ayr to the st-a and scarcely pass a village or tavern or sti'eam which has not called forth H lay from this minstrel of common thintrn. And how his own people love him! Xot merely because he fills thfcir hotels and sells post c^rdu for them. The natives of Stratford and rGasKniere are proud of Shakespeare and Wordsworth, naturally, for they are the best paying assets of those villages. But the poems of Burns are quot^l and sung by all his countrymen, the others lauded by a few critic:-!. After the two favorites, perhaps thf- best known and most frfcqwn'ed arc; thtj home.-! or' Wordsworth and Scott. Dove Cottage, plain, simple, unpretentious but with a beau iful little garden is a striking contrast, to Abbotsford, vast, turreteii like a mediaeval castle, with its great park of Ktatelv tre< :s Yet they reflect exactly the taste* and the genius of the two authors Wordsworth, more than almost, any a'ltnor. needs 10 be read at home. :u,ioncr (lie ffc^ls and ghyllb I hat were hi.-, |ias.-.:on, among the uimplf honest sbephi-r Is whom he loved. Afi.'-r bit 1 , i: " '( m!> : thnit-'t at him t'v^rn everv [iiililk- place, elegant witn nir-ir!.!-- :i.';'< Mio>Hir.-. ;IM| vaunting epitaphs but i.eiuiuy the names of f,,:--i/iicn loi,!.- <n Uilirn, ufii- turns aside in o th- 1 simpli- rouu;;:. Him'fh '<a.'d 'A !ii re W<;i d-iW.t 'h rh'j.se t.o lie ratlin than ii, s'aii-h \\ ••.-,! ::iiu- feeling thiu tin.- jjjain weather- slab saying only "William Wordsworth, I860," is the noblest monument that he has seen. Abbottsford, being less accessible, has fewer visitors than some of the scenes Scott , has made famous by his romances. Those oddly arranged blocks marking !"The Heart of Midlothian" are no dtf- i ferent from other paving blocks in ; Edinburgh, nor is oKnilworth more i picturesque than a dozen other ruins in England, yet the spoil of the •"Wiznrd of the North" is upon iliern and tens of thousands journey thither yearly. And when they have threaded the maze of old Edinburgh, and stood in the enchanted towers of Kenilworth niul people again the depths of Robin Hood's forest, they go on dreaming 1 the gorgeous visions of past ages, and j understand history as they never have ! before. | A contrast not less marked is that ; between the homes of Ruskln and Carlyle. Brantwood Is a beautiful house, in the midst of a beautiful forest look- Ing out over one of the most beautiful of English lakes, a fitting home for that apostle whose message above all else is beauty. Then one goes to jCraigenputtock. that "stillest, solitaries!, dreariest spot in all the British domains" and understands better the ruggedness, the stern 'strength of Carlyle and perhaps sympathizes more fully with him in his bitter moods. But there is not space to write of others, of Stoke Pogis. that peaceful- lest of country church yards where ; the rugged elms and the yew tree and ivy mantled tower are fitting oompan- i Ions for the lonely tomb of Grey, of : the sleepy villages and the hedgerows I and the winding brookfe of Tennyson; of George Eliot's later home now a dairy school for Hetty Sorrels and her birthplace by the old-mill where Tom and Maggie placed. The best we can do is to wish you the opportunity of seeing (hem. May it come speedily. SPORTSMEN'S PRIVILEGES. The following game laws and regulations enforced by the British Government to preserve big game around Lake Victoria Xyanza and through Central and East Africa may interest some of our California .sportsmen: ''A sportsman can be fitted out for a shooting trip with porters, gunbearern and personal servants for about £50 (or $250) per month. In addition to this he has to reckon railway fares, should he have to take his caravan by train. He has to take out a sportsman's license, which costs $250, and which enables him to kill or capture the following: Kind. No. Elephants (having tusk ivory weighing not less than CO Ibs... 2 Rhinoceros 2 Hippopotamus 2 Zebras ' 2 Antelopes and Gazelle.s 2 Elands .1 Hippootrajus (sable) 1 Hippotajus (roan) T Kudu 2 Gopi 2 Hartebeeste . 2 Bongo 1 Colo'ii and other fur monkeys.... 2 Aard-Varkes 2 Cheetah leopards 2 Aard ,Wolf 2 Marabout 2 Egrel of each species 2 Antelopes and gazelles, class B.. 10 Cbeviotains 10 Gopi % Sportsmen should bring their tents, rifles and ammunition- with them; all other supplies; including extra ammunition, can be obtained in the country. IX THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. In the Matters of the Apiilica-) lion of the Regular Baptist ) of Covina, Call- ) a corporation, for ) Order to mortgage real ) Church fornia, leave estate. If reading und "liny; the net't.fon of ihln dat(; present'd by the Regular Baptist Church of Covina Cnllf-irnlii. corporation formed for purposes oilier than pecuniary ntofit. Tor an ord'r authorizing and dhertiir' netiiiom mortgage; to I'" 1 \m"]'''"'i' 1( Home Mission S(i-'"t a the followlr". d< ("jii d ; situated In tl'e cciinly of I '>'-' A'^ele.-'. | State of California, describi d as fol- j lows : j The north, fifty <?,<» feet, of lot ; twelve (12) and thirteen (1U) and the ! noith fifty feet of the east ten (10) ,' feet of lot eleven (11) hi block one t] I of the townslte of Coviua, as recorded !n the Miscellaneous Records Book 9, , Caees '.' arid 4. in the office of the suid count v recorder of said county. It is ORI>RRi<:J) that Monday, the ! i)th day of D'-c'-nili'-i. l!t07, at in 1 o'clcck a.m. of said day, or an noon i thereafter a.s the mattei can tie heard : at the court room of Df-ir-n tnient fi of i this court. In the conn house in the |ciiy of I (••; Angeles. County of I.OH An| UI-]I-H Slate of California, lie and the: same is hereby fixed and appointed as >the iiuie and ulace fir hearing c.Hlil applictJticn and itn\ ubjcctiijim that rnado to the s'tine. fiii'ihc-i- OIUtKKKI) that notice p(:r -nil •; irilere.si(:d lion of a CM vina Ai'L'im. in f'lcul'.iijon in li •• co ml i i O I: lor;.'ia [Jf-ci-rnhi-r. 1 !.(,., An-.-! may he It is to all fcr of in the mat- the C( eiiill. ii-'he'l Htati dav at I I>;it'-(| (•••[i.l-'-i v or H I IK-V,III 'ifili ',1 i. once d on oi ri'-r Hiei -'< and ir A ML" the in Mr. New Resident: Before you open your bank account in Coviua come and see us. We can offer ycm every convenience and accommodation that safe banking- will allow. Covina National Bank J. 13. COULSTON, Prcs. DR. J. D. K'KED, Vice-Pros. V. O. ENGLISH, Cashier DIKKCTOKS • Dr. J. D. Reed J. L. Matthews Samuel Fcsler G. H. White J. H. Coolman J. B. Coulaton V. O. Enplish Chas. Nicolai Madison Basihor We pay 4 per cent interest on term deposits in our United States Savings Bank I We are 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 oer part to make it so. If you | don't want to open a bank account now, come in and get acquainted anyway. ]. 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 time and at a reasonable cost to you. We also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, and if you are thinking 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. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Loa Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the 13ast without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the Smith, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of M'J, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCHKNCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 114 or ' G. I/. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phono 'il; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Oflice, 600 S. Spring St., corner Sixth »S»5M$S^^ 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) $94,211.81 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 less 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 their 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 Citrus fruits sold 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. 7. VALUATIONS AND TAX RATES '-s. IX CilAH MOXHOK, ; US The increased valuations now being published make it assured that a tax rate for next year in the new county of $.636 will be more than sufficient to run tho county. This estimate in backed by unqualified approval by the auditors of Orange and Riverside counties. 8. NOW IS THETIHE 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. This will leave a balance of $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 above necessary expenses. To wait means to lose this revenue, to become a part of Pasadena's county, or to be shunted off from Los Angeles county with only the territory between Covina arid Clureinont for the new county. NOW IS THE TIME VSilMi»UAti!AVifA^y^^^ WWSSSWSSSW

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