Covina Argus from Covina, California on March 14, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, March 14, 1908
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•I VI COVINA BOY KNIFES RIVAL Sij Barber MurdersTaii and Surrenders to Covina Officer. In an altercation prompted by jealously, Beujnmin Tait, an oil well driller, was fatally stabbed by Sig Barber, formerly of Coviua, nbout four o'clock Monday afternoon nt No. 516 Central avenue, Loa Angeles. Mrs. H. M. Lee, a widow about •whom the men fought, witnessed the tttagedy. As soon as Tait fell on rthe stairway, Barber flod. Tait was taken to tlie Receiving Hospital, where he died an hour later, after making a statement. A long gaab was inflicted in bis abdomen, the knife blade penetrating his liver. He received other thrusts in the •small of the back and the right leg, ;aud his head was bruised by the fall. Mrs. Lee, who lives nfc the place Tvbere the fight took place, bad rejected Barber's attentions, and for several weeks had been going out 'with Tait, whom, it ia alleged, she .lured away from his wife and children. Sunday night Tuit called on Mrs. Lee and about, 10 o'clock Barber knocked on her door. Slio refused to let him in and he kicked the door •down. Tiat ejected Barber, it ia said, afttir striking him several times. Asburt'time before the stabbing, Barber followed Tait to tbe widow's apartments. As Tait was leaving. Barber met bini on the stairway and •struck him. The men grappled and Mrs. Lee, bearing tbe struggle, rushed into tbe hallway. Barber drew a long knife and etab- foed Tait several times. In tbe struggle, tbe men rolled down tbe stairs to tbe sidewalk. Kneeling over his victim, Barber stabbed Tait again and tben ran. Mrs. Lee xushed down ttairs and shouted for lielp. Tait was carried into her «partu«tt and tbe police were notified to send an ambulance. Tbe dead man said, before undergoing an operation, tbat Barber had ntabbed him because of the quarrel Sunday night. He asked to see his ^children, after be recovered from the .anesthetic, but ^ died before they arrived: .'. ';" ' ' '""'".' Immediately efter tbe stabbing Baiber fled the city and he eluded -all tbe efforts of the police department to locate him, until he surrendered himself to Deputy Constable Edward Goodnight at Covina,Tues•day evening. He was at once taken to Los Anizeles and lodged in tbe county jail. Barber states that when be left -Loa Angeles be made his way to the river bottom of the Sun Gabriel •where he remained bid all nigbt Tbe following day be concealed himself in tbe brush on the river bank but hunger forced him towards •evening to visit tbe borne of one of bis former employers in Covina, M;:. Charles Graftou. Here on tbe advice of Grafton he decided to surrender himself and both meu came up town together. Barber showed several bruises on bis hands and his face is battered and lacerated. He admits tbut bis injuries were sustained in a quarrel with Tait, but says the latter was tbe aggressor. He also denies that be stubbed the man. His appearance bears out his story of a desperate struggle. Baiber has lived in Covina on and off for the past twelve yearn. He was a hard worker, but WHH always looked upon as an unprincipled youth. He had a sister, Mrs. Edward Halterman, living iu Seattle. MTH. Haltcrnmn ia the widow of thfe late Edward Halterutnn, at one time a barber in this city. LOOKING FOR LAND. Syndicate Seeks Large Tract Near Covina to Subdivide into Orange and Walnut Groves. Cuviua is gaining u reputation for orange, leiunu and walnut land, OH pecially fur raising Valencia oranges. We understand several Hyndicates aro quietly looking up tbe mutter of buying large blocks of land if they can be hat] near Cuviua for such purposes. Two different parties have visited the Kiggins ranch this week and Liave sought a price from Mr. KiggiuB on three hundred and fifty acres for autuliviaion purposes. One of tbe parties said, "We find these lands superior to tbe orange and lemon lunda around either Riverside or Kedlatidrf, and if they can be bad nt u price to justify, three to four hundred acres will he ;i;ld<d to thfe »rauub and Itinou landi of Covitih." T|J>- slogan of every citi/eu hb'.uld I.e. '''i'dik Co-villa a/jiJ h>-j landn. " COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" ll?, above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fair gern set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more titling could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard atK4 driveway for miles in every direction is flanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden with the perfume of the orange blossom and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Along these firm, oiled driveways, ornamenta.l vegetation'of the common and rarer sorts grows in profusion, and withal are the lovely homes set in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in such varied richness that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable floral wealth. Sublimely eminent over the landscape that blesses the eye from Covina is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of lesser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beai.ty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of iticuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg, BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseekerCovina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality is all ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjoy the grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and flowering in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azone of mountain tops with the tincture of the s a, the conveniences of civilization, and an opportunity of securing handsome returns for their labors in the cultivation of our groves. Covina was incorporated as a city in 1901, and at once took rank as one of the best governed cities of California, which position it holds steadfastly. Our population is estimated at 2500. Covina is located twenty-one miles eaut of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley. It is connected with Los Angeles and other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Pacific Electric, which furnishes hourly service, with a running time of 35 minutes, through many miles of the finest orange groves. The public schools of Covina are the pride of the people and the buildings are conntructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they arc up-to-date. Our high-school certificates are Accepted in the leading colleges and universities, East and West. Grammar school graduates accredited in the high schools of California and all other states. The people of Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had .outgrown their present church buildings. , No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid good social and mora environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie librnry, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. ELUOKAI) J KANVH Property of .1. H. Adams In few communities, even in Southern California, can there be found a people wort: univerbally imtnied with civic pride than r<r<: !!)•• rjtj/.eu.s ut Coviua. Thr i ..vina iloun: Telephone Company occupies Us own building y ml furninlie-. a complete, and ellicient service. Subscriber^ have tlie UM: of over 8(XJ phones, including free c',n nection:s with the town-, of Av,u -,a, <;Icmlora, Siiu Jjh/ia.s, < 'baper Oak, Irwinda'e and I'uente. The Co/hia (ias Company, aUo a local institution, tiirni«hes f;a>-. for both fuel and illumination. The San (/abriel Light and I'ower Company f iirni.-ihe.-, lii;lii for Covina private homes and .streets, which are well lighted by a complete «ystem nf im andeicen t lif.;Mn. The (.ovina Land and Water Company, controlled by H. K. UimtingKiii, furnish-" the city with a pure water supply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two savings bank-,. Our ston-H are of high order and all leading lines of business are represented. The in a urn»-(;)as>, country hotel. Our clubb are of a social, literary mid musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladies' literary, federated organization, owning a ha ndsome club-house on the corner "f Citrus* avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; the Amphion, a /nu»i<-iil organization, ;n\i\ the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable and charming building; the San Gabriel Valley Au«o Club with its sixty-seven autoi make .frequent delight ful runs over the tint: road way»; ur.-l the Covina Valley Farmer*' Club, devoted to horticultural and public interests. Covina has also its full cjuota of fraternal organization •>. Covina ranks as tin: le tiling orange district of I/'-, Anj'eleH county. K!«-.''-n '.i.mpletely equipped packing houses are rei|uirerj to prepare for market the tJiou-ami.s of i.arloai)-. of orange.-, which an-, shipped from thia point annually to the *•,. -,ti-r n market.-,. In ai.nuai -.hipn.-i-nt:, (.< vin.i ranki lir.-it in Lo.-, Angeles county arii 1 , third in the worlrl. Ti"-;.f oi lini-n-. ii al-oa i-aiimg i mlu -,(r y. l'.i-.-.ult-•. our citrus prod., i;U. de<:id<ioii« /rui! -. ,<; <i r« rr I' -. '.! • v- / _, *• n><: •> i •• g r ov. r, in a t,iini!a ni.«-. A ;;.- ii ulliiial r<,')U'.;-> iu 1 gruin.-i gro .v n on lan<l-> -.<,i. In * ..*t ol It,-- i it , .:'..-.', \->:u\ <i !<• :iiiug -voui'.e ol ii.i.ome. Boradent Tooth Paste differs fro in all others. It contains no grit or substance that will injure the enamel of the teeth and positively neutralizes all acid secretions of the mouth. Alkaline—antiseptic —beneficial. Al «R Jr«t (Mi, Tr«r Pkuraaul C»*»«r VETERINARY SURGEON OR. R. J. RAMAQE Honor Graduate, Toronto College TRKATS ALL ANIMATE 8.11 So. Los Angeles St., next to Alexandria Stnliles. LOS ANGKLMS Office IMione Home R.VVM, Res. Phone Main 51<)2. Calls liy telephone or let. terdiiyor night carefully attended to- Charges moderate. For your property, rout estate and business chances, anything- salable. Someone, somewhere wants it at your price. We liavr the buyer or can ijuicklv find him, We also want to hear from inventors. We can help them market their valuable, practical Write us today. LOS ANGKLKS INVKNTFON AND rNVKBTMRNT CO. 451-2 Pacilic Klectric Hld^., Dept. C., Los Angeles FOR SALE: Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange proves, 3, 5 and 10 acres, close. ' in, on elei-tric road, suitable for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina Barn Phone 240 Res. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and Gentle Horses, Careful Drivers Stylish Rigs W. Badillo St., on ttje new electric Hoc. COVINA, KERCKHOFF/CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAT,. F\ E. I'rojiriflor of Hie COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home I'hone M>. (lovi n a, ('a I. v^AA/SAAAAAAAAA^W^AAA^/dAAX POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY If you want the HKST WORK nt the MOST KKASONAIILK PKJCKH tfive lib ;i tn;il. TWKNTY YKAKS' experience lia» taught IIH tlie I'.MK/AI'KHT and HKST way to do youi laundry. With firnt-cliiKH ei|ui|iiiient our work ami our methods are nanitary and up-to-date. Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or phone him and the wajjon will call anywhere in Covina or vicinity. I.OK I (KICK MKOS W. I,. (i A. Warner dRIfflltlS, WARNER & THOMPSON Resell Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents 1:. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands l<r.iin.h '.lln.e, Haldwin 1'aiU

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