Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 21, 1907 · Page 2
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 2

Covina, California
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Saturday, December 21, 1907
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COVINA—A City Among the Orange Groves THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Is absolutely the -most beautiful suburban tract on the market today. Every lot a bargain. THE COVINA VILLA TKACT Is in the heart of Covina. Fronts on the electric line. Only 35 minutes from Los Angeles. THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Will he supplied with the purest mountain water, piped to every lot. Electric lights. Streets graded and oiled. Cement walks. THE COVINA VILLA TRACT , Combines every essential city convenience and coveted country'cotn- lort. High and Grammar Schools. THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Prices range from $200 to $oOO and can be bought on small payments. THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Lots are the best investment on the market today. They possess every element to insure profitable returns. COVINA VILLA TRACT J. L. /WATTHEvWS AGENT J. B. COULSTON CHAS.NICHOLI Lots $2OO and tip Every Modern Improvement ^ • t f-r~~'' A FEW INTERESTING STATISTICS (From the speech delivered by K. W. Balfour) Comparative net cost San Bernardino and Riverside counties, July 1, 1906 to July 1, 1907, demonstrating that expenses are Inversely proportionate to size and that the more compact the territory the more efficient and economical the government. Sun Honianllno Co. frlO,924.28 1H.05H.8B 7, S 4 9. S) 5 Iternardlno county $1,128.00 ca.oio.a? Riverside Co. 19,5.17.00 5,138.67 3,752.10 UH yet re- art $254.22 25,511.42 Auditor's Report. Horticultural ComihlBulon (net Cai'o of Court House SuiiorvlHorH (Only two of tho suporvlsors In colvliiK tho incrotiHod salary.) Supervlsor'H Mileage Cost of Law Dept., Courta, Criminals, and ConstableH A few ltemn of above cost: Jails 113,189.03 $2.536.96 Justices (Co. $3,531.50) 10,059.85 (Co. $805)4,164.30 Constables I3,18!».03 2,530.90 From the above we have costs of Courts, Criminals, etc., asi follows: San Hornardlno County $63,019.37 Orango County (1900) Riverside County $25,511.42 •. $17,096.42 Pomona County (estimated) $14,300.00 Tho 1'omona county estimate In born by the following facts: San Jose township, which comprises the Incorporate towns of I'trtnona, Claremont and hoiilsbun; and I lie town of San Oliuas, as well as Charter (>ak, Ixunon and Spadra flltttrlclH and about one-half (lie population of the proposed new comity has one justice and one constable at a cost to the county of between $1,600 and $1,800. Compare this with San Bernardino county's cost for Jiustlces and constables—$20,000. A FEW MORE STATISTICS FROM THE AUDITOR'S ^908 ESTIMATES The 'gross amounto called for by the auditors of San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties for the coming year: Ueneral Kund, Current Kxpenses and Salaries. San Bernardino County, rate $.5KK $178,814.76 Orange County, rate, $.405 $ 74,568.26 Riverside County rftto $.50 $117,766.06 Total 2 counties $192,333.31 Only this difference with $10,000,000 i more valuation, and SOUK; 20,000 more $13,518.55 population In the two counties \ ASSESSED VALUATIONS Mr. Halfour emphasized the fact In answer to certain statements made by "antis" that Riverside county's assessed valuation were hlnh that the esti- nates fo.- the new county are made on present valuation, the same valuation* 9* we are now paying taxes on. We are not forming Riverside county nor Imperial county but Pomona county on San Bernardino county valuations. Stick to the Issue. ROADS following comparative IlKureH, $1 Of,,000 f>7,UW) •tr>,ooo Mr. Ualfour cited tin San Hernardlno county ..10 I'.iveraide county .r>(l Orange county .-10 Pomona county (will pay thin year) -tfi.lSti You see why San Bernardino county has to draw on Orange county doe&n't. San Bernardino county, vine Mipervlsor to -1,1)00 square miles. Low Ai'.ne'leti county, one supervisor to Slid square miles. Pomona county, one supervisor to 100 square miles. Pomona county $90.00 per square mile. One supervisor to 100 miles. The new county means good roads. 1908 estimates: 20,005 7,OU,S 780 500 its general | 5.00 8.00 65.00 90.00 fund. square In answer o the attempt of certain "antia" to arouse a vicious spirit of jealousy oetween the business men of Pomona and' Ontario and thereby accomplish their 'nefarious ends Mr. Balfour cited the following striking example: San Bernardino City. Founded 1851. Incorporated 1868. Chartered 1868. Population 1891 •i,0]2. Population 1900, 6,150. Redlands City. Settled In 1881. Incorporated 1888 (20 years after San Bernardino) Population 1890, 1904. Population 1900, 4,797. Assessed valuation 1907. San Bernardino city, the county seat $3,112,186.00 Redlands city, its neighbor $3,790,818.00 It. doesn't appear as though the county seat had affected the growth or business of Redlands. Now, Mr. Antl try something else. Americans despise such underhanded methods of playing upon personal prejudices In an effort to stem public progress. The business men of Ontario will deal with «uch men as they deserve. Our honor and pride is at stake. Merit and not prejudice will win. THAT RAILROAD MATTER This is the proposed constitutional amendment known as 'the separation to the state all public utilities for state support and state tax on all oher properties. A Comparison. San Bernardino County. Pomona County Value public utilities $13,500,000 Value public utilities Now iiaylng county rate .955 Estimated tax rate bill, which turns over eliminated the present $128,925.00 And for Roads 55,000.00 $2,000,000 .645 Total county taxes received from them Value of all other properties ' \Ve pay state tax rate And Roads \Ve now pay State Public utilities pay San mjrdino county Ber- $183,925.00 $17,000,000 .445 $75,650.00 Total Value ties We pay state tax rate taxes received of all other proper- $183,925.00 Public utilltiefl pay us We For lose county government $108,275.00 tax rate $1.70 We save The county government , $12,900.00 $7,500.00 $20,400.00 $14,000,000 ' .445 i $62,300.00 $20,400.00 $41,900.00 tas rate $.70 EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE Fine Builders' Hardware of all kinds, Tools, Paints, Oils, Glass, Stoves, Heaters and Ranges, Gas and Gasoline Stoves, Tinware, Graniteware, Rubber Hose, Cutlery, Gloves, House- Furnishing Goods. Potter's Hardware Don't you think a ne wcounty it worth while? machine will hold our noses to the grindstone. Then fight for it or the Clarence Allison Building Contractor Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. COVINA, CAL. COPYING THE RECORDS (he records ami in reply to the] because (Mere is any dangeri In connection with the cost of copying jerfectly absurd statement of the "antis" and not of the Records heiiiK copied Mr. llalfour offered the following information. The abstract of (be San .lose lane'i furnished in l.x.XS. after the boom following the titles, of that territory oven one-third of the new county and in (iudiiiK tbe cost oi translation, ii; all :;L' Volumes. COST $3,000.00. There will be absolutely no diftVi eiice between the cost or method or time of s"curiiiK a nuaranteed title should the new iMiinty he formed. Tbe hauie companies will be doin^ business don't worry To copy the records wouldn't cost one third the LOSS .Sail Mernardino county will suffer when (be state takes over thciailroads and oth utilities. Don't w ;rry about the Ueeurds but >nu better thlniv about juatter. There is where the cause to worry comes in. ler public the olhei Patrick H. Tally r Cement Pipe flanufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates Furnished All Work Guaranteed Yards, Azusa Avemu , just north of San Bernardino Road Postollice Address, Co v in a ON SALE DEC. 26-27-28 from all Stations San Bernardino to Los Angeles. Rate $60.00, round trip to Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Return in 30 days $60 Jno. J. Ford Agent Pomona, Cal. Kates from Stations South of Lcs Angeles slightly higher. See Salt Lake Route Agents for full particulars, or apply to T. F. Bowers, Dist. Pass. Agent, 6U1 So. Spring Si , Los Angeles, Cal. THROUGH SLEEPERS via SALT LALE ROUTE .Telephone, Home . Subscribe for tbe Braus.

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