Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 18, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, January 18, 1908
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TRV THE COVINA FURNITURE CO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. OUSTER, Manager Pooley's (ovifid Nurseries Choice ferns ami potted plants, roaes, carnations ami other ornamental trees in season. Sales yard, corner of Kirst street and San Bernardino Road. THE WORKERS OF BELGIUM Women and Girls Assist Men in Performance of Farm Work. Belgium is the paradise of the working man. Tbia statement must be qualified by the supposition that he possesses at least a dog. An even greater asset is a gentle cow well broken to harness. The greatest blessing ofjfate is his if be bas a strong, healthy wife and a robust grown daughter. Poor Carlo or Fido never gets to indulge in those doggish pastimes so'dear to bis free born American brother, such as chasing a stray cat or making the acquaintance of a passing neighbor's pup. He is too busy earning bis board and lodging. There are turnips to be bauled in and fertilizer to be bauled out, so be tugs away at the awkard wheelbarrow wbile his master's- wife holds tbe bandies and steers. If there is no cow in tbe family, tbe muster spades up the little vegetable garden while the dog drags a small wooden toothed harrow under female supervision, or he may be bitcbed up with tbe woman and in extreme cases tbe man himself may later join the slowly plodding team. Nor is the city cousin more fortunate. In all the countries of Europe the delivery of aroceries, meat, bread and vegetables is accomplished for the most part by tbe use of band carts. But io Belgium no delivery boy would think of pushing tbe vehicle himself. From one to six curs of various sizes and colors are essential, to progress. Often tbey are bitched to tbe front of tbe cart, a big one in tbe shafts and as many others as possible tied beside him. But more often tbey are attached to the rear and run underneath tbe load conveniently close to the toe of their master's boot. When some half dozen carts obance to stop close together and the score of dogs which seem to share tbe rivalry of their firms are all madly barking and straining to get at each other it forms a fine type of modern business competition, In pleasure as well as in business the dog is useful. We have seen four medium sized ours racing along at a mad gallop with a cart on tbe springless bottom of which were seated three men, a fat woman and a baby, But these dogs of Flanders will ran away with all the space for tbe cow and wife if tbey are not stopped. Tbe three of them join in one of the most picturesque of tbe Lowland industries. Tbe GOWJ have done their part in production tbe night before. At daybreak tbe traveller hears a clattering of wooden shoes along the street and looking out sees the wife witb tbe omnipresent cart and dog. But wbat a vision that cart is with its great copper coated milk cans. The morning is dull and foggy but they glow and shine with fluob splendor that the whole street is illumined. The wife, too, is pio- turesquo with neat white cap and bonnet, drawing tbe milk from the cans, ringing the bell and delivering it with the quaintest courtesy imaginable. But tbe idyllic scene is sometimes interrupted by a policeman. He carries an instrument for testing milk and tbe dairymaid never knows wbat morning be may stop her. If be finds more than a legitimate amount of water in the fluid she IB dispensing, a woebegone wife and a drooping dog turn about and deliver the contents of tbe shining cans at borne. Family cooperation is ideal on Belgian farms. In one part of tbe field tbe girls may be cutting off tbe tops of beets and piling them for fodder. Behind them tbe women are pulling up tbe roots and piling them on tbe long low barrow which the dog draes away, wbile the lord of the land breaks up tbe cleared ground with tbe bovine pet bitcbed to a clumsy, one banded plow. Old faabioned and unhandy tools are all the Flemish workers pi.'ssciui. Even where horses are u.sed on the road aud in the city tbe only freight wagoi> is a heavy three wheeled one. Fruin tbe body of tbe vehicle renting on cart trucks a aort of tormue projects several feet aud rests* on a swivel wheel. At the end of this tuugne, \vith traces several feet long, the burse is attached, aud the driver is always a leader. bat it ia life en a canal boat' that offers an ideal existence to the male of Belgium. The occupation might be thought an arduous one for he must thread tbe network of silent OHiinls which connect tbe old Flem| ifih cities as often as possible. His ' long, blunt nosed boat munt be loaded until its edges dip the water. i Steam and horses are too costly as j propelling agents and the wind can not always bo relied upon. But the solution is simple to this genius of ease. lip harnesses bis wife mid daughter nt the cud of a long tow rope and they drag the boat along readily at the rate of one or two milea an.hour. Then since no lady could bo expected to tug n canal boat indefinitely, there is a handy little kitchen aud living room at tbo stern where they may prepare the rueals while resting. And all this time tbe energetic proprietor takes unto himself the arduous task of pulling | at an odorous pipe and twisting a | rudder back and forth as occasion 'may demand. After all tbe American woman's struggling for her rights, she does not yet share all the privileges of her older European sister. In England; the woman is free to join in making hay. In Germany she may accompany her husband to tbe field to goad tbe plough oxen or pull turnips. Even in Paris where everything ministers to fair woman she may sweep tbe streets and drive cabs. To be sure her face and form is generally coarse and illfavored. But that is We seek the home seeker, we have what he wants. BEAUMONT The Promised Land The most important opening of demonstrated good land ever held in the state. $80 an acre up Beaumont appeals to tbe real farmer who judges tbe land by what it produces. It appeals to tbe real fruit raiser who judges the soil and sunshine by the' fruit it ripens. It appeals to tbe Fresno grape growers, who have taken over 50 acres of it for vineyards because tbo grapes grown there are of tbe finest quality. It appeals to you because $400 j— ___ means "Five acres and independence" The sales of 8140,000 since September H attests tbe confidence of the people in Beaumont. Tbe building and tree planting activity proves their sincerity. For healthful climate, for fruit raising, for grape growing or poultry farming, Beaumont offers more real advantages than any other spot in Southern California. For low prices compared witb high values and admitted soil superiority Beaumont bas no equal. A new area opening now at ground floor prices. To fill a popular demand we have been obliged to plat aud place on the market a large area, south and cast of tbe city, adjoining the laud where water has been H I ready developed at 16 to 20 feet. This area embraces 400 fertile acres $80 and up. In plats from five acres up with 80 foot streets cut out of tbe company's land and within ten minutes' walk of the depot. Come in or write about it at once. Join any of our regular Sunday and Thursday excursions. Rpundjrip fromMLos Angeles and points east to Redlands Junction only one dollar. Special rates from other points 'Don't wait arid regret. Buy now and rejoice. (Jo aud see for yourself. i Seeing is believing. Go and see. Office open evenings till 8 o'clock. Cut out aud mail thin: ('. B. Ever, President Beaumont [And and Water Company 't&i Mtrcanlile Plate, Jx.» An^cle*. Fleaoe nend me literature free riitt Btaumont avl the fruit !ar:<J.< in oame. stale wnat rale* you make from here. Name to be expected, Some of these women take an active hand in reform measures, too. In "Gray old Ghent" wo were called out on tbe street, by ft sudden olnmoi aud found one of these daughters of lull with the aid of only a small boy dragging her husband away front a bar, and in spite of his pleading and dcspernto struggling, carrying him off safely homeward. Having noted other instances of tho aort, we always spenk softly, and withal most respectfully whon in tho company of Belgian Indies. It might be well for us to heed the warning aud not grunt too grcnt freedom, to our Western wives and daughters. Say! /Iftr. "Wancbcr Pay With Check or Scrip. City taxes may bo paid in either checks or scrip, J. C. Hutchinson, Jr., City Treasurer. I. C. Fairly, Tax Collector. Notice of Sale of Real Estate. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT of California, in and for the county of L,os Angeles. In the matter of the estate of John Q. Gauldin, deceased. To all interested in the above entitled matter: You will take notice that, in accordance with an order of the Superior Court of Los Anpeles County, State of California, dated the 21st day of May, 1907, certain real estate belonging to the above entitled estate and described as follows, to-wit: An undetermined interest in Lot number 6, Blcck number 11 of the City of Covina, California, will be sold at private sale at the office of the undersigned, Geo. L. Sanders, attorney for the ad- ministratrix, 325 Wilcox building, Los Angeles, California, on or after the first day of February, 1908. To be sold to the highest bidder for cash, gold coin of the United States, and subject to the confirmation of said Superior Court. Geo. L. Sanders, attorney for ad- ministratrix. * Yon are conducting' a bip business-—more money invested than ninny business houses- c|,o 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 secure tablets and envelopes in small quantities? This will make your correspondence businesslike and more convenient. COVINA ARGUS, PRINTERS ***********$#*** * corn HUTCHISON BROS., Props. All kinds of hauling- and Furniture Moving. Specially prepared to move pianos PROMPT SERVICE. PRICES RIGHT. Office OB Citrus Ave. Covini, Cil. Home Phone 108 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. SC1IENCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phono 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Loa Angela) Office, 600 8. Spring- St., corner Sixth Tulare County Lands are selling more rapidly than at any time in the history of the state. Why? Because the land is fine, the water pure and climate conditions unexcelled for the growing of fruits, vegetables and alfalfa. Tulare County raises the cleanest oranges and the earliest. Though young in development about 3000 cars of oranges will be shipped this season. The grape industry is one of the surest in- vestments of all, and peaches, apricots, prunes, figs, olives and all small fruits grow to perfection. We have sold over WO acres of this land in the pant two weeks. This shows how it is going. We have for this week one exceptional bargain. lf»0 acres only 3 miles from a good town, directly on the railroad. Fine soil, no hard pan nor alkali, for only $25 an Acre We have seen these lands and can tell you their qualities, or come and go up there with us next Tuesday night and see for * yourself. Phone 5008 J. H. MATTHEWS COVINA, CAL.

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