Covina Argus from Covina, California on March 7, 1908 · Page 7
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TRY THE GOVINA FURNITURE GO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .FURNITURE Of FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Pnoley's (Bvina Nurseries Choice ferns and potted plants, rosea, carnations and other ornamental trees in season. Sates yard, corner of First street and 8an Bernardino Road. » WHEELING INJEUROPE Good Roads Offer Advantage to Tourists on Bicycles. All the European countries have strongly organized cycle clubs. By virtue of our membership in the Cyclists Touring Club of England, we obtained certain privileges iu all. eo that our machines were admitted free i<sf duty at all continental ens- tome .and we were given ten to twenty per cent discount over regular prices at hotels. Belgium and. Holland we found quite up to their reputation as wueellng countries, the almost unbroken level reducing work to a minimum. Of course not on the Cobbles of Belgium, great irregular stones laid without any attention to smoothness of surface. Bat between the chief points ot interest are cinder paths by the roadside or along the j canal*. •AltfaoYigh it rained upon us every day in Holland, we were not much impeded, for all the principal highways are paved with a narrow clinker, Ibriok which offers a fine surface. One may be held up frequently at bridges drawn for the passage of boats, but the opportunity to watch the life of the canals and to listen to the visits of the canine steeds at- 'tached to the dozen milk carts, likewise halted, more than compensates for the'delay. The ferries on the :great North Holland canal keep one waiting too, at times, for they are the old fashioned sort and the cable has to be lowered to the bottom of the canal while the big steamers pass. Transportation on these ferries is free however; much to our surprise, for there are many toll bridges yet in Europe; even in Germany, France and England. Southward from the Znider see to Cologne, Germany, is an uninteresting run in wnich the wheelman gains little over the tourist by train. The German, portion of the road was an inch deep in mud and for the only time in two thousand miles we abandoned the bicycle for the narrow compartments In which the taveller by rail is robbed of all opportunity for observation. From Cologne we found both perfect roads and unsurpassed sienery up the Rhine to Switzerland. But scarcely I^ES interesting, though entailing tremendous exertion, is the trip across from Bingin to the French border. We followed the old Roman road through the woods and over the mountains which still illustrate well the Germany with which Caesar strove at such fearful cost. The ruins of mediaeval castles still stand guard above the gloomy depths of narrow wooded passes in which one involuntarily holds his breath and listens for the foe to break down upcn him. The most formidable objects we roused were two deer, though the wild boar is the big game of the region. France is par excellence the land of i perfect highways. They are macadamized in much the method of other countries but are awlays scrupulously clean and in perfect repair. The main national routes run from the frontier to Paris almost in air lines. Doubtless the French devotion to motoring is largely responsible for this perfection. Certainly the chauffeur makes use of it for he never moves at lees than a mile or two a minute. There are no speed restrictions in France except those imposed by the limitations of machs inery. And yet if one has any other purpose except speed this is a pi»r , touring country. The very straight- \ ness of the highways takes away the ever recurring surprises and the ever delightful charms of graceful curve! and bend in the English lanes. The beautiful foreits and the stately mansions of great estates arid the ruins of splendid castles are not so often seen i here in picturesque contrast with the humble cottages of peasants. , The country privileges and thfc; country lifelfall below those of almost every other laud in quaintness and novelty. The pictures of Millet are faithful portraits of the peasantry, but one's imagination muht labor overtime to see bt.auty or chariu iu Millet. There are very cnmpk-te cycle maps of all Kure.pe but unless <.ne wants to explore all the wiiinr by lauea they are only a euperfiiiouh luxury. Indeed our guid* bonks fur France fiaiiug acciiieuiaiiy U-eu forwarded to Paris, we rode from Germany without map or guide of any sort, and we could speak but three French words we left Metz. But the people everywhere are willing and anxious to give information. One learns still better how unnecessary to friendship is a Inrgo vocabulary. While we were trying to thread our way out through the suburbs of Brussels we met a young Flemish cyclist. He tried vininly to find language to direct us. At hist ho leaped on his wheel, motioned us to follow and led tho way by short cuts and the better bits of road for ten miles. Then he pointed ovit ti fine cinder path, said Antwerp, and was off for bis return to Brussels without offering the slightest opportunity for a tip. The sight of two Sti'angers pauseJ for inquiry always drew a crowd of volunteer informers, sometimes a full hundred in number. Especially was this true In the Netherlands, where curiosity exists in the supurlative degree. We were often followed for hoicks by a half dozen or more urchins in wide eyed argument whether we were Russian or Prnnch, English or Italian. It is bard to abandon a faithful friend by the roadside. The second band wheels we bought in Liverpool had carried us two thousand miles through all sorts of roads and wither with a repair expense of only a dollar on tires and as much more for a broken fork. They had introduced us to many phases of life we could not have met without them. But November, chill, and raw and rainy settled down on us and as a consequence the concierge and the garcon of a Paris pension are now bestriding two English wheels. May they enjoy them as much as did their Amer- can owners. Knapp on the Union Pacific Case, COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made daily. Orders in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc, Home Phone 36 i Patrick: H. Tally Cement Pipe Manufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates furnished.—All work guaranteed. Agent for KANSAS CE/WEINT Large or small quantities. Yards, Azusa Avenue, just north of San Bernardino Road Telephone, Home 3249 Postoflke Address, Covina I, N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike aud best manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. We also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc A special dispatch to one of the Wall street news bureaus from Washington yesterday quoted Chairman Knapp of the Interstate Commerce Commission as saying, with regard to the proposed action for the dissolution of the merger of the Union and Southern Pacific Railroad systems, that of three apparent grounds for a prosecution under the Sherman law, two — namely, the contract between the Harriman road and the San Pedro road and the contract for joint aud alternate control with the Rock Island of the Chicago & Alton —have been abrogated, and there is no longer ground- ^ for complaint. He also quoted as doubting if action would lie to correct an abuse that is conceded no longer exists. Mr. Knapp continued, according to the dispatch, as follows: As to the third case, based on Union Pacific ownership of Southern Pacific shares, there is a cloee question whether this constitutes violation of the Sherman law. The Union Pacific had plenty of connections to the East, but only oue to California, which is over the Southern Pacific system. In the event of the Southern Pacific falling into hostile bauds afc Huntington's death, Harrimau would have no close connection, and would be forced to build. So he set about to buy in the Southern Pacific to assure the connection and project his property. I doubt if the proceeding will be held illegal. If a decision should be obtained holding that the Union Pacific control of Southern Pacific must be given up, such a construction would also apply to the New York Central's ownership of control of tthe Lake Shore and the Michigan Central, competing between Chicago aud Buffalo. Again, there is the Pennsylvania Railroad, which owns the stock of the Pennsylvania company, 'controM- ing in turn the parallel lines of the i Pennsylvania west of Pittsburg. The [number of illustrations is long, and 1 the large question arises whether it i would be for the public interest to have ihnfie systems broken into their 'component parts. 1 Nobody can tt-11 with any confidence how the Supreme Court will decide the case of the ownership of the Southern Pacific by the Union Pacific, as cuutstituiicg a violation of the Sherman law. New York Tribune, January 4, 1008. No Use to Die. "I have found out that there is no n»e to die of lunff trouble as long as y.iu j can get Dr. King's New Discovery,'' : say=, Mrs. J.I'. White, of KuUiboro, I'a. ! "I viOi:l<S not be alive today only for that wonderful medicine. It loosens MJJ a c'.uirli quicker than anything el->e and cures limy disease even after th :ca.ieis» and if you are thinking of purchasing 1 a vehicle os any kind we invite you to call and look over our line and 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 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. SCIIENCK, Agent. Coviua 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 «$$$$$«$*« County be n- all 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 shipped this season. The grape industry is one of the surest vestments of all, and peaches, apricots, prunes, figs, olives and small fruits grow to perfection. We have sold over WO 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 tell you their finalities, or come ami go up there wiih us and see for yourself. Phone 5008 J. H. MATTHEWS COVINA, CAL. W&VSAWMWSs^VAU^ .».».'.< r .<A^*-tOM.t*ftfiA<

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