Covina Argus from Covina, California on February 22, 1908 · Page 7
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x GOVINA FURNITURE GO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTKR, Manager Pooley's (ovina Nurseries Choice ferns and potted plants, roses, carnations and other ornamental trees in season. Sales yard, corner of First street and Hnn Hernarditio Road. ALONG THE , RIVER RHINE Rich in History, Romance, Beauty and Interesting Modern Life. If one must, miss all Europe north of the Alps except one region, that chosen land should be the German Rhine. For ceitainly in no other place is gathered so much of history, of romance, and beauty and interesting modern life. Here is historic Germany. Here Caesar made his forced marches and built his famous bridges. This WHS the chief highway of Euroue in the middle ages, the thoroughfare of chivalrdue and commercial enterprises So that to the natural beauty of the mountains and gorges of this magnificent river, is added the interest of great historic monuments and multiplied legends of dragons and fair maidens, gallant crusaders and robber knights One may surely be pardoned for lingering long among the terraced vineyards of its hillsides and the ruined castles that crown their crests. To get into the atmosphere of the Rhine, the traveler shoyld approach it through Aix la Chapelle, the capital of Charlemagne. Here at one leap he goes back a thousand years. For if he produce the necessary three marks, there are the skull and bones of the great Karl himself to be looked upon. And besides these, a lock of the Virgin's hair, a piece of the true cross, one of the nails that fastened the Saviour to it, etc. But if a trace of twentieth century cynicism still clings to the pilgrim, it will all vanish at Cologne where he reaches the Rhine itself. For here he will visit the church of St. Ursula, its chapel walls lined with the bones of the eleven thousand virgins who were martyred with St. Ursula, and see her skull, and some more of the real cross. Then he will visit again and again the matchless Gothic catherdal erected as a shrine for the bones of the three wise men. There they are without any mistake, for their names, Gaspar, Melchoir and Balthasar are neatly spelled in rubies just below the three skulls in the golden shrine of the Magi. But these are only an introduction. The real Rhine is not reached until a few miles above the Bonn, the old university town. Here the hills rush together and form the narrow gorge known distinctively as the Rhine. In the sixty miles between this and Bingen, the precipitous bluffs on either side are terraced into continuous vineyards. Every chenfels count in her grief took the vows of the convent. But then, most inconsiderately, young Roland returned. To show his affection, he quit work, had the castle built just above the convent, watched his lost, love through this arch till the tolling bell proclaimed her death, and then pined rapidly away. Yet, still tho shattered arch above the old convent speaks of love that does not pass. Hut it makes a bulky catalogue even to name the points of interest, along thesn sixty enchanted miles. The picturesque Khinefels on the frag ;iiif] the famous Mouse Tower in the river from both of which the robber barons levied toll on the commerce and even emperors who would pass along the Rhine. Ehrenfels and Faklenburg that tell of days when archbishops were more powerful than kings; these and a hundred others more than fulfill all the travelers' most glowing dreams. Only the Lorenei disappoints, for from the day when we first-read of its siren singers, we hoped to see boatmen drawn on the rocks and drowned in the whirlpool below. But now, alas, the projecting reef has been blasted away and it is perfectly safe even for steamers. There is only one fault with "Bingen on the Rhine." It is so hard to leave it. Certainly Europe holds no viilege more quaint and beautiful, set as it is where the two rivers join, where the two ancient Roman roads separate, with its score or more of old church towers looking up at the dozen castles perched along the vino- clad hills. Yet it must be left, for after nil tho greatest value of the Rhine is still as a thoroughfare to Italy. Not any longer as a commercial link, but as We Seek the Home Seeker We Have, What He Wants BEAUMONT tho route which,more than nny other puts Jthe traveller into tho spirit of comprehension and appreciation of the Innd of ancient. Home, lying beyond the Alps. The Western mind has been taught to regard myths and legends na childish. It must renounce such heretical teaching or tho riches of older civilization will never reveal tbmnselvcs. By all means gc. up tho Rhine on your wuy to Italy and try hard to believe every story told you, whether by a priest, at .the altar or a husbandman among the vines. The Jumping Off Place. "Consumption had me in its grasp; and I had almost reached the jumping off place when I was advised to try Dr. King's New Discovery; and 1 want to say right now, it saved my life. Improvement began with the first bottle, ami after taking one dozen bottles I was a well and happy man again," says George Moore, of (irimos- land, N.C.' As a remedy for coughs and colds and healer of weak, -tore lungs and for pi-eventing pneumonia j New Discovery is supreme. 50c. and ! rl.oii at Clapp's drug store. Trial bottle free. Patrick: H. Tally Cement Pipe Hanufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates furnished.—All work guaranteed. Agent for KANSAS CEMENT Large or small quantities. Yards, Azusa Avenue, just north of San Bernardino Road Telephone, ?Iome 3249 Postofficc Address, Covina 81 MILES EAST OP LOS ANGELES ON THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC KAIL WAY. THE PROMISED LAND. If you really seek good land, this ia the most important good land opening of the age. If you seek soil where railroad facilities, markets, ruggedTra'g hears th7rui"ns"of a"once B" f) d w »ter and pure sunshine are ~ • 1 1_ 1 . J. 1_ 1 _ I™ « i n« , >»-.»-,* ,»it 11 I magnificent and powerful castle. Under their frowning protection little villages cling to the feet of the hills in scarcely broken lines along the old Roman roada on the river bank. Evory island and valley nook shelters a convent or a monastery and a hundred hills lift up chapel towers, Noj better description has ever been written than the lines of Byron : . "The castled crag of Draohenfels Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which hear the vine; And hills all rich with blossomed trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scattered cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine. " None of the hills in richer in legend than this of the Dracbenfels. For half way up there is the gloomy cavern whore dwelt the dragon which the young hero Siegfried slow and so inspired the great epic, Niebelunger lied. The drauon iiiunt have been equipped with good wings for the cave opens abruptly upon a steep precipice. Every few steps along tho ascent, wine booths olfei draughts of the dark red "Drachenhlut" or (hagou's blood produced 'rorn the vines on this mountain. between these opportunities f or refreshment. 1 ! art: intei-fcpersi'd lightning photographers when; HUH rimy hest ride r« wooden donkey and he taken in deadl> -•uriihat with the dragon painted on the screen Uhind. < )n an island a li'tle ahove the Drac.helllci 1 -! i:- a c..liM-nt a th.,n^iln! years old. <m the Uutf .juit c.| (.osUc. thii is Rrilanil'.- arch, the or<]\ renaiiis of a mciliae\al ca>!le. 'il.i- Koland M.H-I n-['.rle<l -lain in t i e I. 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 ami 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 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 oi' cars. Through the wanner climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '49, and across (ireat Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." 1). 15. SCIIKNCK, Agent, Covina IIoiuc phone 144 or G. L. ThfAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phoni: dl; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific l<os Angeles Oflice, r>00 8. Spring St., corner Sixth available, this is your opportunity. Beaumont is in the heart of the teat and biggest fruit district in Southern California. RiversideConn- ty is noted for its great fruit production and Beaumont is in the best of it. Beaumont holds the world's prize medal and judging by the vigorous tree planting, will continue to hold it. IF YOU MEAN BUSINESS BEAUMONT IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. Besides the fruit lands in the townsite, originally platted by the company, the.re came a strong demand for 5 and 10 acre tracts from- those who intended to develop thoir own individual water supply. The company has met this demand by placing on the market a a smooth, level tract, south arid east of tho city. Water on the adjoining land is found 1<5 to 20 feet from the surface. No plat is more than ten minutes walk from the Southern Pacific depot and aside from the revenues derived from the products, the increase in value as the city expands, constitutes for these lands the. finest kind of investment. SELLING AT *!)<) AN ACRE ON EASY TERMS. SUNDAY AND THURSDAY EXCURSIONS. Leaving the Arcade Depot, Los An geles, via the Southern Pacific Rail- and returning to L<;s 8 :'.!(). Special train points en route if ur- made. Tickets must in adiani'c. Ron/id this coupon if you SSS$SSSS« road nt ',) a. in., Angela about stop.-- a) all he obtained trip * 1. .M:iil can't c:;.'iie in : c i Th>.- i;i Tulare County Lands are selling more rapidly than at any time in the history of the i state. Why? Because the land is fine, the water pure and climate conditions unexcelled for the growing of fruits, vegetables and alfaffa. 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 ')00 acres of this land in the past, two weeks. This shows how it is going. We have for this week one exceptional bargain. 100 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 tdl you lln;ir qualities, or conn: and go up there with us and see for yourself. Phone 5008 J. H. MATTHEWS COVINA, C A L.

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