Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 4, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

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h- RNI TUBE GO, FOR ANYTHING IN THfc LINE OF FURNITURE Of FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Pooiey'i (ovina Nurseries Choice ferns ami petted plants, roses, carnations and other ornamental trees in season. Sales j-ard, corner of First street and San Bernardino Road. GLENDORA IS A GLAD HOST Festivity Marks Completion of Electric Railway. The citizens of Glotidora. the most beautiful foothill city of the San Gabriel Valley, are rejoicing over the completion of the eleotrio road connecting them with Los .Angeles. On Saturday they played host in celebration of the event. The various civic organizations of Los Angeles county were invited to participate, and nearly every chamber of commerce and board of' trade was represented hy a delegation. The celebration was conducted under the auspices of tbe Glendora Board of Trade, and tbe occasion was by far the most festive in tbe history of the little city of the foothills. Transportation orer th<j Pacific Electric lines whs provided for the guests and luncheon was served in the new First National Bank building, tbe ladies of a Glendora providing tbe repast and looking after the welfare of tbe visitors. The larger civics organizations wont to Glendora in private cars, tWt> being necessary to carry the contingent sent by the Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles. Secretary Frank Wiggins was in charge of the Los Angeles contingent and, though he modestly tried to remain in the background, was forced to take a prominent part in the festivities. Pasadena was represented by forty- five members of the Board of Trade of that city, headed by former President A. J. Bertonueau. The most prominent business men of the city •were numbered among those who attended, and the good wishes of the "Crown of the Valley" were conveyed to tbe citizens of Glendora. Other civic organizations represented were the Azusa Chamber of Commerce and the boards of trade of Monrovia, Covina, San Dimas, Pomona, Claceiuoat and Upland. Tbe "tilrilf feature of tbe day's celebration was tbe speeches. Among tbe men who spoke were many who have been intimately associated with tbe growth and development of the San Gabriel Valley, many of them having come to California at an early day. NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. C. S. Whitcomb, president of the Glendora Board of Trade and son of C. D. Whltoomb, founder of the city, presided. He delivered the nd- dresn of welcome on bebnlf of the people of Glendora. He said, in part: "Glendora was founded in 1887, just before the appearance of wbat I prefer to call 'the period of great activity.' As values never soared to an unreasonable point here tbpre was little depression felt at the uollupso of tbe boom. Though slow, the growth of tbe city has boon steady. For a time people were inclined to forget that we ware on the map; they can no longer do that. "You have all noticed the stages in tbe early life of a young girl. Until she is 5 or 6 years old you are all enchanted with her. Tbeti, between tbe ages of 6 and 12, she becomes gawky and you lose interest. Then comes tbe time wben she lets her skirts down to her sboetops and puts her hair onto tbe top of ber head, and you begin to sit up and take notice., "So it has been in tbe life of Glendora. We have now passed tbe gawky stage, our skirts are at our shoetops and our hair is on the top of our bead. Come out and see us often or you will some day find us a grown up youug lady, and then you will need an introduction. "Last year we shipped out nearly 800 carloads of oranges, 150 carloads of lemons and thousands of crates of berries. Our climate is perfect and we ha\*e plenty of water. We are growing rapidly,and from now on we shall g*row even faster." < G. A. Gibbs responded on behalf of the Pasadena Board of Trade. Said be: "The people of Pasadena are exceedingly happy that tbe people of Gletidora have asked them to help celebrate on this auspicious occasion. It was not many years ago that Pasadena was celebrating the arrival of a railroad, and we .appreciate the feelings of the people of Glendora. "There is a great difference between the sentiment relating to railroads now and wbat it was in 1835, wben tbe first franchise was granted in this country. In those daya it was opposed on every band; people said that it would do untold damege to stock and crops. "Now wo realize wbat the coming of a railroad means. You are all thankful to the Pacific Electric Company for extending its lines here. But let us remember that the road was built her'e because the people thought that Glendora was a good place to come to." FIRST NATIONAL, BANK BUILDING. GLENDORA ' Like Marrying • Title. Old Auntie Maudy, who did the washing, was such a happy, brave old soul that, although she worked very bard early and late and must often have bedn weary; nothing could depress her. In everything that occurred she saw only "good luck" for herself. One day she brought home the washing In a high state of glee. "Jes' think', Mis' Arnold," she said, "I's goln" ter git married. Isn't dat Jes' fine luck fo' poor, old black womau like mc't" "1 shall be very sorry to lode you, Mandy," said Mrs. Arnold, "but I'm glad If your life will i»e easier." "Lose me!" gasped Mandy. "Lor'! Mis' Arnold, I can't afford to let you lose me jes' now. Why, I's goin' ter j inarry Br'er Johnson an' his live chil- lun. 1's got ter hustle riow, fur sar- tin." "But I fall to see where your good luck Is coming In from such a marriage, Mandy." "Why, chile, if I inarry dat man an' his chlllun he's promised me six mo' big washes his fust wife done had! Dat's clar luck, Mis' Arnold, ch»r luck, 'sides habin' de honor cb murryin' In Br'er Johnson's fambly!"—I'hiladelphla Ledger. Why He Looked. nojack—Why are you consulting thfi dictionary-' 1 thought you knew how to spell. TorndJk- 1 do. I am not looking for information. t<ut for corrobora- tiou,—London Tit-Hits' 1 . Not Responsible. "Hold on," said the learned chemist "Didn't 1 give you a bottle of my wonderful tonic that would make you look twenty years younger?" "You did," replied the patient, "and I took It all. I was then 'thirty-nine, and now I am only nineteen." "Well, then, u 111 you pleuHe settle this bill you owe me for the treatment?" "Oh, no! As I am only nineteen now, I am a minor, and minors are not bold responsible for the bills they Incur. Good day, Blr."—Illustrated Bits. A Cruel Inscription. A tombstone unearthed during the demolition of the old churchyard of Radnorshire; hore u curiously unlovlxig "In Mernorluiii." Here It IH: I plant tht«o ahruba upon your grave, dear wife, That Horribtblng on this spot may boatt of life. Blirubs may wither and all earth rnunt rot; ShrubH may revive, but you, thank heaven, will not. The Cheaper Way. "Do you know, huhby. that when 1 go to Ostend I shall dream of you • very night?" ''If it's all the same to you, I would prefer to have you stay with me and dream of Osteal."- Fliegende Ulatter. i For words are wise men's counter* they do out reckon hy them -nut are the money of fools. --Hoboes. Boradent Toothpaste Is an antiseptic and &-J germicide. It neutralizes the mouth acids that cause decay in teeth and prevents the formation of tartar.. Boradent whitens and cleanses the teeth, hardens the gums and keeps the mouth in a healthy condition. Ask your dentist. At dl IranIrtr 25 cMlt Tr»y TOOTH PASTl ROYAL ~ ABSOLUTELY PURE POWDER Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ROYAL BAKINO POWDBR OO..NEW YORK. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los Angeles 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 warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '49, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCHENCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phone 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Office, 600 S. Spring St., corner Sixth $$&$3$«$$«$$ttd«$$«»««$$$«3&«$&$$3$$$&«^ County Division Platform I. 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) 06,534.00 Orange county cost (15th class) 103,227.18 Riverside county cost (20th clasu) 124,308.16 San Bernardino (10th class) 228,056.70 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. VALUATIONSANDTAXRATES 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 the county. This estimate is backed by unqualified approval by the auditors of Orange and Riverside counties. 8. NOW IS THE TinE If organized at once the new county will begin with money on hand from thia 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 ox- penses. 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 and Claremont for the new county. NOW IS THE TIME

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