Covina Argus from Covina, California on April 11, 1908 · Page 7
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TKY THE x COV IN A FURNITURE CO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. OUSTER. Manager Pooley's (oviiu Nurseries Choice fern.i and potted plants, roses, carnations and other ornamental trees in season. Snlcs yard, corner of First street and San Iternnrditio Road. TOURING IN ENGLAND Americans Give Various Modes of Seeing Country. There are various modes of touring England, an admiiable adaption to the different, needs of travellers. Fur the "hurry up" tourist, or the "Cookie," doing Europe in two wenks, the British railway system is unsurpassed. Its coaches seem very odd and impractical to the American but over its matchless roadbeds, l.hey run the most smoothly and swiftly.of nil trains. But unless one stops over at numerous points and for con| ; Ji eiderable periods, he sees little but ? the "make up" of the country, the etage glitter and tinsel of cities and show places, he never gets behind the scenes and lives with the land and people when they are not posing to be gazed at. For the traveller of unlimited means and a desire to run a swashbuckling course, the automobile offers rare opportunities. The road surface in perfect under all conditions of water. Every turu or descent is proclaimed in advance by warning signs and every mile or two garages and inns advertise "motor spirit;" for both machine and driver. Although the motor car is seldom seen in the English city, it bursts upon one from almost every turu in the country. The gentleman must still have his horses, bis dog carts and drags, but many of the country seats number several motors in their equipment. The tourist following the gasolene route must not expect however, to get a natural picture of the scenes through which he passes. All the people are running either frantically from him, or obsequiously toward him. Fortunately for him, enough children and old men have been run down in the narrow, winding village streets, so that at the first honk everybody flees to friendly door steps. Unfortunately, his pre- ;rre have tipped lavishly and wbenevef^'lie stops, everybody descends from door steps and walls and (crowds about in hopeful anticipation. [Like the railway traveller, he must lleave his oar, must hide bis goggles and cap, before the life he wishes to Bee lays aside its affectation and becomes real. If oae has plenty of leisure and is athletic bent, he will get closer to life and nature on foot. He may admire the prospect from a shoulder of the hill, as long as he likes. He may stroll through forests of rare old trees or loiter beside some lonely turn till the shadows grow dim in dusk and no strident voiced "personal conductor" will call him from his reveries. He may get a ride in a lumbering cart, sit for an hour beside the old farmer resting beside the way, or get a drink of pure fresh milk at the door of a little thatched cottage and find in all he meets comrades, talking simply and naturally of their own life. Most interesting and amusing it is to note Changes which even a day's trump \vill disclose. For example, to hear nn tin soils When a shower lieu ins, the cyclist stops .just a minute to adjust his umbrella-like cape which he carries conveniently strapped to the handle burs, and then with just, his head projecting to the weather, he pedals along in perfect comfort at, ten or twelve miles an h'our whether the sun shines auain or not. These are the principal moans of locomotion fcr the tourist, inelud- iiii,' of course the coaches, char-a- lianos and c;:ds which connect, with all iii'|iortaiit touring centers. 1.3ut, rn.iii one meets many other oi' vehicles, th"> cart in its >ss varieties predominating. Here is a farm or freight cart, wheels six feet hifih, hubs like a barrel, slrifls six inches in diameter, the stolid faced driver always walking beside the gigantic Shire or Clyde which towers so far above him that me wonders how the huge collar and hack strap are ever adjusted. Now jogs by a gentleman's dog cart, resplendent in red or yellow, but still built as if to last for centuries, its proprietor sitting in dignified silence beside the coachman. Ah, the fates are propitious and there comes the drag of his Lordship himself. A moment's awful, bewildering glimpse of dazzling color, of prancing steeds, of stiff spined footmen, and in it the shrine itself, a ruddy faced, rather sensible and quite human creature. And they all keep to the left. We had probably read this rule of the road before. We gradually acquired a working knowledge of it by the assistance of insistent policemen and irate coachmen. But a motor car was responsible for our final conversion. One sunlit, dew sparkling morning, when life seemed sweet and greatly to be clung to, we came abruptly around a curve and met face to face n forty mile "bubble." In the crisis, recently acquired knowledge vanished, ancient habit and primitive instinct swung the fore wheel sharply to the right. A moment's vision of home and dear ones parted from far away, a moment's ardent and devout piety, an agonized chauffer madly twisting his wheel, a sharp, incisive sentence that set a new model for the forcefulueas and olarity of simple English. The thunder of the mighty trend died away, the dust gradually settled, even the aroma of the gasolene has ceased. • But the lesson shall never fade. Hereafter we turn to the left. Property Owners Take Notice. I have twenty clients who have property and cash who want acreage, and groves from 2 to 20 acres List your groves and acreage with me, for sale or exchange. FKANK L. FKAKV, Room 0, Riant on Ulclg., Pat-adena. For Hale -Second grade potatoes, ?1.<H) per sack, V\". M. Warren. Telephone Home l!l 00. KILL.THE COUGH AND CURE THI LUNGS WITH Dr. King's New Discovery rnn ^^fenrtim^wta PRICE I'Ull * -8. K£S** SO" & W-M- 1 u " S W"QLK»S Tula! Sottlo Free AND ALL TIMiUT AND LUNG TROUBLES. GX/AK OK & ATISFAO'IORY Patrick: H. Tolly Cement Pipe flanufacturer 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, Home 3249 Postoflicc Address, Covina /the "thrippencft" change to "thrup- piuce" and "I doen kuaw" to "I di no ken." Ho is going to the sources of history and literature he has studied second hand in books. The PJuglish men and women, if not the foreign tourist, appreciate the advantages of pedeetriauism and in the lake district of the Trossaoha, one may moot a score or two in u few rolies wtilh, The cyclist will miss some of the finest points of view of Ihe pedestrian, but the saving in time will overbalance the loss. The bicycle is par excellence, the democratic Vehicle of England. Every one rides, not to his work, but foi pleasure. In a two hours ride through the country we met by actual count, two hundred and fifty bicycles, their riders about equally divided in sox and class distinction, but all on pleasure bound. The wheel has not been cast aside here as iu America because possibly of the Englishman'* greater physical endurance and love of exercise, and still more because of the, good roads which make cycling possible and pleasapt at any season. in five hundred miles, we found not even a country by-path which was unrideaUb in the rainiest u< ather. F.vory rux) is maeaduiiii/fcii, th;: clone beit;^ rolled to tiit; sn,",(,thi-t a^i-lutliuui by huge feU-am rolli-r.-- an i the rhin-k holes refill*,.1 ;>=> s'.'/u as toun 1. Good Pay in the Government Service. It is strange that more of our young people do not prepare for employment in the U. S. Civil Service. The work is generally light, the hours short, the pay good, about 1800 to 21 GOO a year at beginning. Tho positions are permanent, not being affected by crop failures or financial panics. In certain departments "of the civil service, the government if) having trouble to secure sufficient help to meet the needs of the service. This is due to the fact that so few people know how to go about securing these positions. No political pull ;is necessary. The places are given to those who jiass the civil service examination. ThoHO examinations uro held in San Bernardino, and the Sari Bernardino Business College and Civil Service Institute: is said to be the only school in California makhiK a specialty of training for the government service. Full information can be hod by writing this school which gives these courses either by mail or personally, and continue* the entire year without vacation, 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 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 Kxeursions 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 wanner climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of M ( >, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. 15. SCIIKNCK, Agent, Covina Home phoiu; 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home plioiic <il; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Oflicc, 600 S. Spring- St., corner Sixth ifittSSSWiSSSAMSSSSSSSSSS^SSSWSSS^^ Summer Excursion Rates. Summer excursion rates to Pacific Coaat will be, made, from Eastern territory for corning season. Basis will be one faro rate of sixty dollars from Missouri River; sixty -seven from Kt. Louis; seventy two fifty from Chicago. Juno first to September thirtieth. Tickets at name rates will bo sold from name terii- tory to Kiin Francisco and l.os Angeles and San Uiftgn for Battleship Fleet Celbbnition. Sale dates April fourth arid tifth and April twenty- fifth iuid twenty sixth. Sanm fare.-i will al.-o be adopted for usual Kn«t- bound excursions from Pacific Coast. Plenty of Time j-> cai'M !»y -->t;uf nation of the liver and Nov.i'l->. To i_M.t rid of it and hcada,.!"- arid biiioii-.iii--!» ;n><! tin: poison li.at briiik'--' jiii'iiiii>:i', taki: l)r Kinf/'s N'c'.v Lift; i'lii-,, tin- rvli.'.tilc purifier.-. tii<i t do til'; work v. it iiuu t j.'. ri lidiuj^ ur <;r; j/iu;^ 2 r t, at (.'. I'. *. lap]) .-> o'ru;/; -tor,:. 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 'JOO acres of this land in the past two weeks. This shows how it is going. We have for this week one exceptional bargain. lo() 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 thc.ir qualities, or come and go up ilu:re with us and see for yourself. Phone 5008 J. H. MATTHEWS COVINA, CAL. rV^-.V^*^**^*Vv-*^^V^ WV*£ »£w r+ff+**

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