Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 25, 1908 · Page 2
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 2

Covina, California
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Saturday, January 25, 1908
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COVINA A City Among the Orange Groves THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Is absolutelj the most beautiful suburban tract on the market today. Every lot a bargain. THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Is in the heart of Covina. Fronts on the electric line. Only 35 minutes from Los Angeles. THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Will be 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 countryjcom- lort. High and Grammar Schools. THE COVINA VILLA TRACT Prices range from $200 to $600 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. /W/VTTHEWS SOLE AGENT J. B. COULSTON CHAS. NICHOLl OWNERS Lots and tip Every JVJodern Improvement MUCH GOLD IN STRAWBERRIES Profit of Fifteen Hurt drcd Dollars Acre Obtained, Strawberries iu jandltry HtrikoH the by .lupnnoan and Chinese average citi'/.eii of U>o EfWt »'J won., •dertul, although klW W» i y wcnltby people itart M\Vu them tit ilily lime Irt-tf paying as high as n dollar A ViHSKbt for fruit grown ill th'tt hivlhmiHu or In the spring and summer it is 2000 oases. The grower prospers. From data secured, it in learned that n yearly net profit of 81500 an acre is ex- pfiOtpd. Thin line frequently been exceeded ii) £""(1 yeaiu A Tropico patch of tliroo nci'Cfl la »'* niouths brouyht its owner 80705 neb. Mauy nclda iu this section aro owned by white people, but cared for who iiiive fitted shipped from th'6 'dta'tlrlttta around Los Angeles. The forwftnUug of strawberries at this sertson has developed into a very prolltftble industry. Hpeciul arrangements have been made for bundling them by the railroads. One of the latest, inventions is a refrigerator, which travels by express to it.s denti • nation, and carries !)0, 'Ifi or 108 liaskets, according to its sixo. The principal points to which the fruit is sent are New York, Chicago, Cleveland, St.. Louis and Washington, D. C. The berries shipped to the capital are, as a rrtle, for the tables of Congressmen, and special lots are sent to the White House, of Urandywlnes, which are very hardy, and keep better than any other varl- ieties. Prices, net in Los Angeles, on Kastern shipments at present, are from 40 to (JO cents a basket. Thero have been seasons in which the s llrst mentioned sum has been doubled. Losses aro not very frequent, because of the precautions taken. In this city, any ordinary wage earner may enjoy the luscious strawberry form January 1 to December '11, at an average price, the year round, ot 7 cents a basket. During the most plentiful season prices are down to 5 cents, and even in February and March, when the berries ripen slowly and are rather prices never exceed 'JO cents. This year ihe crop is heavy, to the continued warmth of the weather. The Tropico anil tJlondule Uerry (iruucrs 1 Association is for warding a daily average of -00 cases to ils local agents, in addition to quantities sent to t he North and nearby points. The (iardena and Monelu associations .ship na mu.-h inure, and Irwindale about hall the amount. The daily euiinumption of berries in Anjjele.- exclusively thib muiilh has been about OUO cubes. I particularly for Msfi liresomo work of Mown weeds and making dally pickings and weekly irrigations. The life of a strawberry plant is generally three years. Then it, is pulled up, and the ground fertilized and new plants put iu. The variety which lit present enjoys the greatest popularity is the Urandywino, a berry larue and solid. Kxcelslors are close seconds, and a host o f others are propagated with more or less success. The towns of Tropico,(ilendale, Monela, (iardena, Strawberry and Irwindale have become .famous for their berry production. Preparations are going on apace iu all of these places, as well as in new Holds, for the planting ot extra acres. Los Angeles Times. U. S. Civil Service Is Never Crowded Mr. New Resident: Before you -open your bank account in Covina come and see us. We can offer you every convenience and accommodation that safe banking will allow. Covina National Bank J. 6. C6ULSTON, Pres. DR. J. I). REUiD, Vice-Free. V. O. ENGLISH, Cashier DIKECTOHS Dr. J. D. Reed J. L- Matthews Samuel G. H. White V. O. English : ; J. H. Coolman Chas. Nicolai J. B. Coulstori Madison Bashof We pay 4 per cent interest on term deposits in our United States Savings Bank We are new here ourselves and are here to stay and we believe that Covina is the coming 1 city of the San Gabriel valley and arc anxious to do oer part to make it so. If you don't want to open a bank account now, come in and acquainted anyway. >> /^/X>/>/y/X/V>/X/^^ EVERYTHING 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 I. N, WILSON The Blacksmith Due thing our young people should know is, the the U. S. Civil Service is never crowded. Financial panics and crop failures may turn thousands out of employment. Not so with Uncle Sam's employees. JA.r years the government has hail trouble to serurc enough help to meet the needs ot the service. The pay ranges from about <!100 to I'JQOO a year; the t work is light; the hours short; the I an( j jf you ;ire thinking- of purchasing a vehicle os any kind we in, vile you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over. We to study and it is well j w jjj j,- uar antee you a square deal and save you a few dollars besides. i San Hernardino Husi- ___»____________^___^_________———school 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. j We also carry a line of j Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc/ examinations are not hard when out 1 knows what taught. Tin ness College is tile only school in California making a specialty of j scarce, i training young people for the civil j JHt'rviec and helping them to secure j 'government positions. Semi-annual; civil service examinations are held , in the above college building for fiti giiveinmcnt positions - atlurding Mudcnts .it this school Ihe double ad , vantage uf making their preparation and pa^Mng their examination at (he same place. I'.xery student of ttii> school \vliu lias passed a civil set' vice examination)! bus either received Hi- been oti-Tid a government posi tiuii. I'arlieu' for the ubking. Adv. Patrick H. Tally Cement Pipe Hanufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates furnished.--All work guaranteed. Agent for KANSAS CEMENT haryo or Miuill quantities. ' Yards, A/.usa Avenue, just north of San Bernardino Koiul Telephone, Hume S2W 1'ostoflice Address, Covina LOW RATES EAST Choice of Three Routes Through the Rocky Mountains TWO DAILY TRAINS Los Angeles Limited Electrically Lighted THROUGH TO CHICAGO Any agent anywhere can tell you all about it or write to KENNETH C. KERK, Commercial Agent RIVERSIDE Subscribe for the

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