Covina Argus from Covina, California on June 6, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, June 6, 1908
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THE GRAND YOSEMITE Its Many Waterfalls Most Wonderful in the World. Description week: couUnued from last As soon as we aro assigned our rooms, • hungry though we nre, \\e start for the foot of the falls, whioh cnn be reached in n fifteen minutes 1 Nvalk from the hotel. At a distance of two miles or more Yosemite Falls presents the aspect of powdery snow tumbling from the upper edge of a somber cloud, it starts down from such a great height. While at a near approach this illusion is disnelled, tbero yet remained nhoul it a suggestion of something weird and fantastic. It is so far out of ordinary as to have baffled our imagination as to how it might appear. The first plunge of Yosemite Palla through the air strikes its rocky bed one thousand six hundred feet below. Looking a distance of four city blocks and imagining a river falling that distance you may think you have some conception of the Yosemite Falls, but you can never imagine the hissing and singing of the tons of water in its terrible swift flight. In fact you can truly imagine very little about it. One ule- weut of the sublime is swiftness of motion," and we have it here startlingly presented. While the blinding mist is inhospitable to a near approach when the rivet 1 ' is high, and cuts off a clear view of the foot of the falls for a hundred feet or more, yet, for hundreds of feet abova we can see occasional bursts of water shooting out. with the form and swiftness of fire rockets. It muy have been due to an overwrought imagination, but we thought the mist that struck our face WHS the lightest, the most powrlered and vapory we ever felt. As the water is driven to one side and then to the other by variable impacts against the walls, due to changes in the strong wind currents that are constant accocnpauyists of this flying river, the rasping noises change their tones and intensity; but tbe swish and whirl of tbe water, as of a great flock of swift flying birds, is nn- 'fieasihg u• < u .-Irrepressible through all tbe roar and grind : aud spatter. So fierce is the impact on the hard granite that tbe river seems stunned as it slowly draws together, trickling out of pool where it has spattered in all directions and, foam-covered, struggles through the spray to go howlifjg'down the g<;ree for a few bund rod yards to where it makes its final perpendicular plunge of four hundred feet into the valley. Tbe staging of this inuguiflt'ent play of nature is superlatively grand. Everything is in harmony. It is not enclosed bv a narrow, gorge, nor cut oit from view by surrounding mountains, but the broad face of the clilF over which il descends stretches fur yway on either side in severe outline, revealing for miles up and down the valley the action of the water through its magnificent descent. Above the falls the river dashes, eddies and glides through a hollow thai narrows and deepens as it approaches tho lofty rim of the valley. There is nothing to suggest to thf: uninformed m- tlio unwary that it is about to 1)0 transformed by ouo abrupt, startling coup, into a dax- y.linu wondur of the world. Down the river CHIUCH, inorc rapid, HCC-HI- iiigly more twkh;t-tt of thu possibility tit stupendous rhaugt'. Cuulimisly, oven tremblingly, the visitor aji- prnai'hos tilt; brink that marks tin: ,sky; beneath, half a mile, it; tho valley. But the river! oh! ihc river! Where hat- it gone? It's pom ing has ('eased on tlio frowning lialtlciiientH nf the iiiniiiiliiiii wall; but, as ii|i from tlio whyss Liilow there comes the .sound only as of rushing vsiuds and of occasional urcatbs of spiay, uu knuu that it is Hying through tin- r-^'iiuis of i lie air. The iioiie of its sinking marly a third of a mile luduu is drouiu-d l;y ils ru.-liing torrent at. "in side. Therii are ii'iiiiuioiis i.ther water- fails in the \aliev that are justly world-famous. Among the most worthy of mention are: liridal Veil, !H U fefct high: Nevada, o'Ofj left high; Vernal, HiJO fe.'t ; (.'as- ciide, (il)O fuel. Vosemite and Vt-r- liiil both have a perpendicular deccent. Nevada plunged p.'rpendicular 40U feet, or tbeiealiGula, and then boiindd and cascades on a stuootlj and aliuost perpendicular granite wall -00 ft-t-t liiore. h.v reason of the variety and seemingly wild ubandofiii.ent of its luoiiniit Nevada is coiisideied l<> uiuuy to l.c the in on t j,ii tuie^jiie and magnitireiit waterfall in the world. Uhe gi;U the ilii] 1 t-s-ji' I, that Ni-vada ia always trying to show off, making the event of each visit to it a special occasion. And it would be impossible to conceive bow it could disport itself more magnificently in tho two hundred yards of its descent. Standing near its base, its rainbows circling round its SHOW white flood of crystal water, plunging, splashing and roaring down, it is wild and glorious beyond the powwr of morn- orj to recall or of imagination to conceive. Each of thn four principal falls, Yosemite, Bridal Veil, Nevada and Vernal, has its own peculiar characteristics. The distinguishing quality of Vernal is beauty. It flows gently out of Emerald Pool to curl gracefully over the straight brow of tbe. precipice for n broad, clean drop of three hundred and fifty feet. Almost a glassy surface at its unruffled brink, it further down reveals long, Inco- liko draperies of pearls above a rohe of green, then gradually brooks into a shower of dinnionJa. The Indian name, Pi-wa-nck. moons "cataract of diamonds." Nevada is grand. Bridal Veil is also grand, as well us surpassingly beautiful, while Yo- somite is more than grand, it is sublime. Yosemite comes seemingly down out of the sky, from the summit of ono of those groat mountain walla whose heighth men cannot grasp and which takns weeks to learn how to appreciate. While we mnko no attempt to des- c.ribe, or even to enumerate all tho wonderful sights produced by thp nc.tiou of the rivers of Yost-mite, yet there is unc so impressive, and withal so unique, that it iihould not bo pnssod by. It, is vSllver Apron, A short distance above Vernal Falls and dashing into Emerald Pool tboro is n swift blast of water across a smooth granite surface that, is tiltod tip to nn angle of flirty degt-eaa. Tho distance being prolnblv four or llvo hundred foot, tho force ami velocity obtained by tho river is tor- rillc in this inclining cataract. Tho water, being greatly spread out, is quite shallow, covering tho smooth granite as n "silver apron" indeed, the surface not being fonmyor rough, but, silvery, as it flhinimurs in the light of tho sun. Drop n boulder having n diameter of ono foot upon t.lio apron whore it, hns a depth uf two inches, and watch it solid swiftly down to tho pool, No animal could cross tho rivor thoro. COVINA * "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when lie visited recently this fair gem set iu its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more tittiniv could have been chosen in describing-Covina, tbe chief town of the far-famed Sail Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard aric. driveway fur miles in every direction is Hanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden witb the perfume of the orange blossom and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Aloti^ these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer si rts grows in profusinn. and witlial are the lovely homes set in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in such varied rid nes« that thev appear voluptuous even amidst. indeserilMliIo Mural wealth. Sublimely eminent ovei tbe UncUcape that blesses the eye from Cuvina is the m;ijesL ; e peak of San Antonio mid those of leaser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of tbe Sierra Madre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina lias no rival in I^os Angeles county for beat.fy 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 be seen in and about the pretty burg. To the homeseekerCovina extends a standing invitation. The right band of hospitality is all w:iys pxtendid to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjoy grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and (lowering 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 tbe cultivation of our groves. Covina was incorporated as a city iir 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 east of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley. It :s connected with Los Angeles and other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new Hue of tbe Pacific Electric, which furnishes hourly service, witb 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 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 tbe six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which hadjoiitgrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid good social arid inora 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. i/*'3i«-~^j'fcikK;l! . AA.**-...! \* J*iAiH<*l,.'L.*'< . > KA.N'CII Property nf .1. II. Aduni In fev. column ii i 1 ie-i, evi n in So-i 'li«-rn ( a I i Corn ia, can \'.-.<TI- be f',und ,i j/,-o \,\i- more universally i i:ih;\i"! ',vi i)i r vi>' ;>i in • '. n.i n ,i i e I .'!,• ci i i/.r n ••, ,/l < 'n; i na . '1 ;,i- t .<,>. i u,i Hnmr ') c j, |ih',nr (.uui|>,i ii y "i • CM jii''-, i (-, mvn l)'.n iilni.,' ii mi t uriii -, Hi--, a i,'/u,|ili'le a ml i-i;ii ,n' t vi .' n '<•. r-> n )>-,• : i ' n-i -, )ia v<- the n -,i «,l (p\'iT II" ]>h,) i ),-->, i II' 1 ,ti, li ii j£ 11 'i. •(• CUP ncct i .n~, wi Ml tie- 11, 1 .'. 1 n -> i,f /• /i, >,i, I , Ii n' : " >i ,> , San J )i ma.-,, ( 'l;a cler 'Ilk, [r win diil f ins'1 I'm-1,' >•. '1 in: I .•,. i i;;i (, a~> ('mil \i',t n v , a 1 vi a !', :•;< i i n -. 111 n t i-.n . ! i;i'ni -lie-, j; a ••. lor Id. I Ii f;i'..-l and illiiiniiiii'i-iii. Tin- San (.al/riu! |,i^j,t and I'o'.ver i (,ni|>anv ! n riii ->!i' •- h;;lii l',r i '<<vina>- bi'me-, mid -,1 reel-,, v- -ni- u are \vei i i iy hli-'I >,y a :,'<;] jjiiete » y-.l .• in .,! i ,i< .a . i'l'- - '•<: ' i i;; it t -.. 'i iie ( .<,\ MJ,I I 'I and Water I'oin |>;i ny , i:,<ni rnlli-'l !<y I!. V 4 . Ii u nt in;; I i.n . i iirn i ••,!!,• -, ' de i i < ;• .•; i i Ii a |/;ire wa i i-r sn jjjil •/ under «:x>:elleiit [jre^->ure. We lia ••;>• i v ,> nat ion at a ml t v. i< .-.a vi in; -> b-i n if -.. ' ;nr •>< m e n a re. >'! hi;; h i.-nl'-r uiul all leading lines «.f hu->iuc--. nre repre.-.en terl. '1 li>; \'en-louie i •> a I; r.ti -ehi •> i , oun li y hot el. Our club-, are nt a. vicial, liter,ivy and nni->ic:.i! nature. Tbe M-,nil,;y all'-rnoon Cliil), a ladje-,' literary, federated (j; - g;iuii'.atifi!i. 'iwniiij!- ii hiiii'luonie clul*-)i')ii->>: on the i.orner <,t CilniH avenue rind (.'-enter street; the Furttiightly. a ^< ntU-man's iiierary ,,lub; the A injibion, a orgiinixa'ion; an'l the i-oviua Ojiitilry (-Kjo, e<juip|i-:<l wills a ^ and cliarinin^ 1'iiil'lin;;, the San f,:i\irii-l V'a.ley Auto Club with itfc si xty-»*:vcn aut'i-> make •freijii--nl delightful ru n-> over t he Ii ne road way •>; j nd i/ie Cuvina \'alh:y Karrners' Chili, devoted to hortii.ul I ural und ]M! bin; in t<Te.-,t-,. (,ovina h:i-, iil.^o it, .Mill ijuota of fraternal or^ani/tationo. Covina ranks a-> the Iciding '•r:m;^>- distrie.t <,f I^,-, AI,(.M-!I--, f.'.tinty. I'',ievn < diijilelely e<jhj|,j,e<! paci<ing houses are n-quired to prrpar-- f'.r market the t lii ,u -., 1,1! -, of <:,: i -load % of o ( ,, n ;" •-i wlii- h ar< nhi|i- jjcr! from thib point annually to I'tn. eastern mrtrket.-,. In unniiiil »in};inent.-> ( • vina riinks fir n l in I,',, Angeles county am! third in the world The. raising of leim iis in aUo a 1< ading imlu-.iry. J!e-,ide n i/ur citrus products, deciduouo frui',-, a;.d t»-frii-.>i,t every kind are. (.;rov,-n in abundam.e. Af.'i ii.ultiu.J products and ^r^iris grown on lando-.outhv.tst ot th>. city al.-so t<>r\» it leading soiuoe of im.ome. FOR Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange groves, .\ 5 and 10 acres, clone in, on electric road, suitable for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home HS; Sunset 25. COVINA, CAL. TO CATALINA Swift Service Via Southern Pacific Last Outward Landing; First Homeward Landing at San Pedro. INQUIRE OF AGENTS D. B. Schenck, Agent. Covina Phone 144 fi-31 W. I.,. Griffiths A. Warner J, C. Thompson dRIfflTHS, WARNER & THOMPSON Estate Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home Phone 1089 Branch Office Baldwin Park COVINA, Burn Phone 240 Ros. Phone 108 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and (Irnlli.- Ilorsi.-s, Caruful Drivers Stylish K'ijrs W. Uadillo St., on the new clcctrii- line. COVINA, FOR SALE 5000 Acres of choice orange, fruit and farming 1 LA DS in the celebrated San Joaquin Valley On mam line </I ratlrnad and near j.'/uod ln'.vns. Plenty <'l wa'i-i <aii l.i- <>t>l ,nn> d. Tlii , land roin- pri .c', Miinc dl tlie !<•-.! in tin- '. alii", and v,iii In- MI!J- dividi-il inti) mall ii,i -I . \i, ,u it |,u;i liir.i-f, and :-,i>id a I i'/',v j/riiT'-, un i-a -', I r, iii ,. Weekly I Excursions to view Land J. H. MATTHEWS WEAL liSTATI: Sole District Agent Citrtt, A vi-iiin- (, v ,;vin;i, C;il.

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