Covina Argus from Covina, California on May 30, 1908 · Page 3
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1 What Venice Has. So many inquiries are renching the offloe of the Venice Chmitnnqna concerning the more material things like bungalows, boating, restaurants, rlaily life and amusements, as well aa the Cbautanqua that the maua«e- n:cnt furniohes the following infornin- ' t h which baa been carefully compiled: Venice of America is the only city in America in which a canal system of salt water has been designed and built for the health, beauty and pleasure of its residence district. The canals are connected with the ocean and are bordered by trees and flowers. A gondola or canoe trip through them is a delightful experience. The Venice of America is unique in its amusement and educational features, as well as in its wonderful health record and its perfect salt water flre protection system. Venice has the largest and best equipped auditorium on the Coast, and in it has one of the tJneet pipe organs in the world. The Venice school has tbe best school garden in California. Venice has tbe largest skating rink 011 the Coost. Venice has the largest and most beautiful dancing pavilion in the wot Id. Venice has under construction the finest aquarium west of New York. This will be completed June 15U>. Venice lias the only Ship Hotel over the Pucillc Ocean. This is the Spanish galliou "Cabrillo," in which at moderate prices tbe best cooked and most artistically composed meals can be enjoyed, Venice hotels have both hot and cold, fresh and salt water in all the bath rooms. Venice bus the best bowling alley en the Coast. Venice has the best and most efficient fire protection in the world bv power pumps and salt water under high nressure. Venice has the most sanitary and most complete bungalow and half tent villa in the world. The moderate rates in the Venice. Villa City include electric lights, household -laundry and water; pas for cooking is extra as used. Tbe Villa City is sewered and drained and kept in perfect order. Venice has tbe largest heated plunge ou tbe Coast, and iu a .grand bath bouse. The Sanitary batb house is separate, on tbe lake. Venice has the nearest beach to Los Angeles, and tbe safest one for surf bathing. To make doubly sure, Venice has the best equipped and trained life saving corps on the coast, %vith buoys, life boat and cate- maiuir. Venice has the Guest Oriental Ex- potitio", aud the finest Cliff Dwellers museum on the Coast Venice has the only manufactory of kelp or sea weed in America. Venice has its business street, with a beautiful arcade leading to a clean and prefect beach. Venice has n flue landing behind tbe breakwater for launches, glass bottom boats and sailboats. Venice has a tonic, all the year climate, never hot and nevor cold enough to place stress on the- Anglo Saxon or European constitution. It is n perfect climate for work or for recuperation. Venice has the best equipped country club, with une.xoellud tennis courts, on the Coast. Venice lias the bfsl domestic water on the Coast. jj Venice has the finest miniature railroad, and th« yi.ungest Hailroud President mid Chief Engineer in the world. Altogether, with its flnn auto roada, splendid beach, select society, outdoor gymnasium, society and club rooms, beautiful surrounding country and fine air, Venice of America has no equal. Venice in fourteen miles from the business center nf Los Angeles, with four routes by electric ciir, and a subway conlmeti:tl tor to "recluse the time of travel from thirty to fifteen minutes. Venice Chautauqua, July 'ith to 18th inclusive. A Cdlifornian's Luck. "The luckiest day of my life was when I bought a box of jiucklen'* Arnica Salve-;'' writes (.'Inrli 4 F. Kutlhini of Tracy, California. ..Two 2-^c. boxes cured me ot au annoying case of itching piles, which hat! troubled me for year-, am! that yielded to no other treatment. Sold under guarantee at C. F. Clap;/-? drug store. Summer Kxcursion Kates. Summer excursion rates to Pacific Coast will he in.iile from Eastern territory for coining season. Hasis will he one fare rate of sixty dollais from Missouri River; sixty-seven from ^->t. I,Guis; seventy-two tifiy from Chi,-ago June rirst to Me;,)! ember thirtieth. Tickets at same rates v, ill be. soldi fur usual Mist bj:.i ml excursions f'om ! Pacinc C ja.st. ! COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves'' above were the words which fell from the lips of (rov. J. N. (Jillett of California, when lie visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting- could have been chosen in describing-Covina, the chief town of the far-fa«i:ed San Oabriel Valley. Every boulevard arm driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked 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 goldeti ripe fruit. Along these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental 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 Madte range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in I.os Angeles county for beat.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 treasure in memory are to lie 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 1 exteu Jji to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and IMIJ.OV the grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and flowering- in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the a zone of mountain tops with the tincture of (he 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 <is one of the best governed cities of California, which position it holds steadfastly. Our population is estimated at 2500. Covint. is located twenty-one miles east of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley. It ia . 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 constructed, after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they are up-to-date. Our hig-h-school certificates are accepted in the leading colleges and universities, East aud 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 library, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. KMJORAJJJ KANV.Il Property of .1 M. Adamn In few commnnil i'--.. <-vn in S' .itliern California, c;jn then- be found a people mure universally itnhiu-d with cvvii: pride th in an: tin-citizen, i,| toviua. 'i IK- I'.i.vin.i Iloiiii: '!'• iephonc Comp.tny oe- C'.ipit •, i U o.vn buildi'i.! aim tur/ii.-,he-, ; t complete a nd eilie.'eiit service. Sn b*>c: i !>i-m have the uv: of over WlO p'vuies, inc'iini rig free Con nccti./n, with tin- town.-, of Azu i. <. K mioi ,i, S.in />i;;.a.s, Chartrr ()ak. Irwindalc and Pu.-nic. Th' - (.oviria (.a~ ('oinpany, al.-.u a loc.al ii:-.i ii itl i'ni, turn! •>)>>••> ).;a-. for both fin-1 and iliiiniinHti ,u. '1'ln- Sim (.ahricl I<ight and Power ('oiiiji.inv tur ni-^in--, li,;hl for Oivina nriv.ili: homes, and stri-.i-t-,, v.-hi>.ii arr w.rli li^hli-'l l.y a coinpli-ti- -,y-,tfin ol i \,- a iuli-- i-.im' li;.;ht.-,. '] in- (; ( ,vi na Land and Wati-r (Jumpa ny, < on troll c/1 by If. K. J/iinl i i/^ton, lunii -.ie -.-> HM- t.'d \ w hti a j»ur<: \v .ilci hiujjjl y under excellent pressure. U'e have tw,. national and two .-,,1 vi n^'-, haul'.-.. < nir htoieb an.- of hi>;h order and all leaning line.s of »>u-,ini: •» are rt'|jre>ented. '1 hi: V en do me i-, a In -, I -<:l,i •>•> < ouritry hotel. Our clubs arc of a »ocial, literary and iniif.ii;al nature. The Monday afteriiion Cluh, ;t ladie-,' iiterary, fecltTiited (jr^anizalion, owning a hand-vouie club-house <,n tile corner of Citrnt avenue and t-cdter street; the Fortnightly, a ^i.nt ietnan'.-) literary chin; Hie Amphion, a niiinical or^ani/.at ion; aiel the Covina Country Chit., equipped with a .-.liilable and i.hannin,!,; building; the San dabriel Valley Auto Club with its> sixty-seven auto, make . frequent delightful runs over tin: line road w>i ys; uud the Covina \'aliey Farmer-,' Chib, devoted t, h,>r(i< uitural and public iutrre.^i-,. Co/i.-;-; has a).->o i! , full quota of fraternal organization*. (.ovina ranks a* tin: Icidin^' orange di^tri' t of J.o-, Aii)/"|c., i.r,iui!y. ]•,!• v.'n c'.inplelel y equipped packing houses are required lo prepare for market Hie Ili<,ii-.ani;* of earload-. of or;nij.;e;> which arc hhip- pcfi from this point annually to the- eastern in.trltcls. In annual .-.bij.ments Covin.i ranks hr.-,t in f.o.^ Angeles county and third ;u Iht world. Tber.ii->inf.f of leim iis i» aKca leading industry. f{e.-,ide^ our ti'rii* product*, deciduous fruit--> ai.d bc-rrie->of every kind arc gi'ov. n in a tjin.da nc.e. Agricultural products and grain* grown on Jand-^outo w»;,t ol the- city aUo form a leading »oun;c of income. FOR J8ALB Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange groves, .\ 5 and 10 acres, close in, on electric road, suitable for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co* Plioocs: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. TO C ATALINA 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 (, W. I,. Griffiths A. War nor J. C. Thompson dRIffllHS, WARM Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E. J, (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home Phone 1UH9 Branch Office Baldwin Park COVINA, CAL. Barn Phone 240 Kos. Phone 108 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast, and (Jenf.le Horses, Can: fit I Drivers Stylish K'itfs W. Hadillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, FOR SALE 5000 Acres of choice orange, fruit and farming LANDS in the celebrated San Joaquiii Valley On iiiiiin line ol railroad ami near f;ood towns. I'ientyol water < an he obtained. Thi , laud eom- priics some of the ln-st in tie- valley and v.ill la- --lib- divided into small trad-, \i> u it |<iitrhasers and sold at low prices on ea >y leiin ,. Weekly (Excursions to view Land J. H. MATTHEWS KI-AL liSTATI: Sole District Agent ('i trie, A

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