Covina Argus from Covina, California on May 16, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, May 16, 1908
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WORKED HIS WAY. flie Job an £n«rgetic Student Took <• Cross the Atlantic. Jack had paid his w;ty nhvnys. Out •f the poverty of his ehildhood he had fought his way through the university. After grad'Hitlon lie felt he mr»st see Europe, and with tho little aeoumula- tlou lie had he "crossed the pond," trusting to good lurk to get home again. But. his trip of sightseeing over, lie found himself in Liverpool •without money mid with no menus of getting any. lie thop.jr'.it he would juwt. go down to !.he s:ea:ns!iip, go 011 bonrd and see J«iv,v It v on Id seem If only he were go- .1.-. lie v, itmli.Teil over the big lluer .!>'• aliC-.iti'iii \va^ «tlf:icted by a ory- i;:g iialiy. 'i"!ie mother was traveling •:-.,:irn'. :• id \. iiili> slu- was attempting t.) : -el.' to :tl! (it; 1 iliuiiKiind and one de- t, i il:-; hit :dc:it to the beginning of an «».•<•. 1:1 (i!|i liie baby had resented the n.' .;!;'! t lie felt lie had received and v, as er; in;; The mother was nt her wits' end. .J.ICA'O l:i:ul heart prompted him to sn.v: ''Let me take the baby, madam. 1'erhaps I can keep him quiet until yvji' preparations are made." request, so unusual from a and espeeinlly from a man stranger, naturally lilled her with surprise, but she looked .hick squarely In the eye for a second and trusted him. "1 wish j on would," she said. .lack's care was extrf-uiely satisfactory to his babyship, and when. In a Lp.lf hour, the mother was ready to reclaim her child she fot:inl a happy baby cooing and trying to devour a Iinnch of keys at one gulp. .She laughed as she took the youngster und thanked .lack. Then she added, quite in fun, "I wish you were go- Ing clear across." .lack saw his opportunity. He said: "Madam, I'm a college student, out of funds and longing for home. If you will pay my passage to America I will take care of your baby all the way across." His proposition was accepted, and he kept his word. He Is a prominent lawyer now, and he looks back with considerable amusement to his experience In getting home from Europe.— Youth's Companion. MURDER OF THE SEAL The Way the Animals Are Slaughtered by the Hunters. The Ice echoes no footfalls, so the murder of the seal is a stealthy act. Yes, It seems like murder. On the pan lies a whltecoat alone. Up to It hurries one of the hunters. Lifting bis bat above his bead, he measures -the distance; tfien, swinging down ward the Iron shod point, bis strikes the skull of the seal such a blow that It Is crushed In as if of pasteboard. Tossing aside the bat and whipping out the scalping fculfe, while the creature is still quivering, with a swift undercut aiul two or three side strokes the keen blade has severed the hide and the layers of fat beneath so they can be rolled into a pelt, the hide holding the fat In Its folds. The next whitecoat is with its parents. Their hide is coarser, but worth having, so the gunner takes a quick aim, lodging a charge of shot In the head of the growling mate just at the base of the brain. Here th6 skull is thinnest. One of the batters stands guard over the blowhole to prevent tho motljcr from escaping, while another bats the cub. Then the female, •who would desert lier offspring to save h»r own life, is clubbed on the head. A few strokes of the knives and three more bloody carcasses crimson the ice. The pelt of the first seal is piled with the other three in n pan. The flagman sticks a flag by Its side, and the hunters hurry forward, leaving the pelts to be towed back to the ship when the hunt Is ended. TlaiH the slaughter continues hour after hour until nightfall only ends the stroke of the bat and thrust of the knife. If It began at daybreak the field may he strewn with thousands of dead neal.s, for If the pun of Ice is thronged with them, as is sometimes the case, a hundred men will kill ten times their, number l:i a day. since most of the seals are i;arps. which seldom try to protect their young, and are sl:iln without attempting to defend themselves.—Day Allen \\illey In Metropolitan. Bunions and Hank. "It Is extraordinary." writes Sir Henry L'rtiiiimoiul Wolff in "Uambling Recollections." "t<> observe in Kn^Iaiid the weakness that most people have for boasting of their friends In higii plai-'.-s and the deference that they s'nnv to them. The daughter of a l.-idy of vry hifjli rank hail MHIH- puin in hi-r fn-it which the mother asked tin- ^r.-erni'ss to be guoil enough ID !(ViK at. The latter after examinim,' it said. 'I;' it were not for h-.-r l:nlyship's cxal!e,l rani; I tdiuukl say it was a bunion." " Sign of Precocity. "F belave." declare i| I ho Irishman, "that me youngest si.n'o burn t' be a •ursjeon." "I'hwat leads ye t' bay thotV" asked his friend. "Ol caught him usln" th" .si i.ssors on H bouk Oi'il lately bought an' before 01 c'd stop bun he cut out th' appin Joy. Joy in lifi- is like Hi — when tin- ui! cuinmf Wick burns \\irh u dame. liMin:,' th«- air bhick sui'ike. Lift- ais. Joy wltb i.^ uiu.'i ••ii!ta'K> . ires.-ji'ji; ; sa- • oil iii tiie larnji ; iuvs t.) fail, tin: j ^liniiueriti^ red i ilio'it it ivitij a ; j with ait a little .itiX the air COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" E above wore tlie words which fell from the lips of Gov. ,T. X. (JilleU of California, vvlieti lie visited recently this fair ^em set. in its semi-tropic surroundings. Xo words more tittini: cmilil have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of tho far-fa-rctl San Ii,\briel Valley. Every boulevard and 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 blossotn and the trees laden with the Rolden ripe fruit. Alonjj these (inn, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer acrts grows in profusion, and withal are the lovely homes set in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in such varied that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable Moral wealth. Sublimely eminent over the lands-cape that blesses the eye from Covina is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of lesser altitude, bitt none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madre rangv. with their snow crowns shining- and sparkling; like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Anirehs 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 incuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things he will tic.isnre in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA. To the hovneseekerCovina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality is all w.iys extend ;1 to all worthy people to cast their lots with ourt, and enjoy t \e grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and flowering in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azoite of mountain tops with the tincture of ihe 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 tlie best governed cities of California, which position it holds steadfastly. Our population is estimated at 2500. Covina is located twenty-one miles east of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley, ft is connected with Lot Angeles arid other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Pacific Electric, which furnishes hourly service, with a running tinrt: 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 constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all,respects they are uj^-to-date. *frur higjh-school certificates aro accepted «» the leading colleges and universities. East and 'West. Grairini&r school graduates accredited in the high schools of California and all other slates. " The people of Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches arc well attetided. 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 ,1mid good social and mora environments tind here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. KI<H<iKAl)O KANCH 1 loperly of .1. 11 Adit us in few CI/M. in ii ii it !••-., cvn in Son I he i n ( -all l'i >rr>i.'i, ra u I iirrc In- found a people inure uni v«'t -,a lly i'ol.iu-d ss il h f vi>; j/rid' in •< n .ire I l,i- i;i I i/rn-, c.l I i/v i :i.t. 1 in- * uvi na I loiiit: Telephone (lutupa n y '" - "."Mjjici ! !•> a .v n building a ml tnriii->iu •> a complete ;i i/'l --ilir. n-nt sri v to:. S'.i lisi.ri l*i rs li«> Vf thr ui-." 'if <'>vi-r "i "' ph'iiii 1 -), i in.' iliii u;/ Ir-'ir 1:011 urot iuii.-, with tljr town->'<l A/."^a, (ill. in'mit, San iJiin.'is, ( li.'ii'Ki' <>;i\<, Ir'.vuidiili- an<l l'iifii : < - . '1 Inr ('uvin.i I i;i>, (.oinj/aii v, .11 ~.<, ;i )<«<-;ii m-.i i I ut ion, I nriii.ilic-, [;,-i>, l<n ln.t'i fuel and il) H mi n<it i»n. Trie S.'MI dabricl J<i;;hl ;in<l I'mvrr t >.m|<a n y t nr ui->h<--> lu;ht t'/r l-'<vm.'i" hmnes uurl sirei-ti. \vhnli arc well li:.'lilei| t,y a jilrt, -.•,-,--.lei.i >.t i m.ii iidescen t iij/uti, '1 he < .'>v i n;i I.."ind;ind 'A'at-ir ('uiiijiU'iy , cuiitrollrd ijy U. Iv Hinilii;;;t<>n. t iir ln»;ii -s ttie c it y wi ih a pun-water »uppl y under excellent pre».-,ure. VX'c have twn naiion.'il and two hiiviiu;, t).iuk>-.. Onr Mon-n ;trn uf high order and all leading hn<:.-. uf hiiMiie«.s are represented. Tin- Vendi.iin- i» '•> lirst-<;l;ini country hotel. Our clubs arc uf a social, literary ,uid imiM<:;il naiiire Ttie Monday afternoon (,lub, a ladies' literary, feJerab-'u urbanization, owning a handsome club b'Hi>,e <<n the corner of ('itrns avenue and Center «; the Fortnightly, a gt n'il(riiian'i> literary i:lul>; tin- Aiuphiori, a inuhii;al organization; an'l tliu Covtria Country ('liiu, i:<|uipped with a suitubie and r.iitrining liinlilmg; UK; San (jiibriel Valley Auto Club with its sixty-seven aulo.-i make .frequent delightful riin^ over tile tine roadw.iyi; iind the Covina Valley Farmer.-.' i-hsb, devoted to lu.rti'.uitm .1] iiml (ji.idic interenis. (,'uvin.i lia.s also it-i full quota of fraternal (jr k ;<iniy..ition->. C'ovina rank.-* ;i» tin; le idiiig orange jlintricM of I/o-, A ngi-les <.<,\iii~ y. J%|I-VCM completely eq nipped packing> are nijuiref) to prepare for market the ltion.-.;i iiils of <;irlo^(Kof (..ra riges '.vhicli :\i'< hhij,- perl from thia point arm -i:>ll y to the euntcr n niarke..-.. 1 u arinu.d hliipineiith Owin.i ranks* first i;i l<0ri Angeles county ;ind third in the world. The raising of Jem' rib ;,-. al-.o a leading industry. JiesMJes our citrus proiiuct-,, di:..irnjiA< -. friii>.-» ;n d berrie-, of every kimi are gr(jwti in ui.imd'iii'.e. Ai/ri. ill I ural jjrolucl.i uud grains grown on IUII.IT-.^OU ta web', o) the i.ity jl.->o form a leading source ol income. FOR SALB Good Orange Land Unimproved, nenr Covina, also orang-e groves, 3, 5 and 10 ;iercs, close in, on electric road, sttilal)!'. 1 Tor subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Homo HS; Sunset 25.1 COVINA, CAL. >*****< TO CATALINA Swift Service Via Southern Pacific Last Outward Landing) First Homeward Landing at San Pedro. INQUIRE OF AGENTS D. B, Schcnck, Agent. Covina Phone 1-14 ()-;u ******* ******************* W. L,. Griffiths A. Warner J. C. Thompson WITHS, WARNER & THOMPSON Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home Phone IDS'.) Branch Office Baldwin Park COVINA, CAL. Uarn Phone 240 Res. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection F;ist and Cletitle Horses, C;»rv.ful Drivers Stylish K'i/, r s W. Uarlillo St., on the IH-W electric line. ' COVINA, FOR SALE 5000 Acres of choice orang-e, fruit and fanning LANDS in the celebrated San Joacjuin Valley On iiiiiin line of r.'iilroad ;md tic;u jjuud tov/ns. I'lentyol wiitet r,ni IK- oi/t ,i i ncd, 'J'lii, i i/in- prises soiih- uf (In- l,>---,1 in Hie v.illi-y ;ind 'AJII be '.11)1- divulerl itilo iiii;ill inn t'i t« ,u 11. (inn haM-f-, and '-,<ili| at low pi ires oil ea,y Irllll-i. Weekly I Excursions to view Land J. H. MATTHEWS RI-AL LSIAIfi Sole District Agent ('itrns A venue.

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