Covina Argus from Covina, California on June 20, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, June 20, 1908
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SEA AND LAND. Way They Meet and Clash Finally Harmonize. ID "The Wonderful Adventures of Illl§," translated from the Swedish of geltna Lngerlof by Velma Swnnstou Howard, Is the following pretty description of how son and land meet: You see tbnt eea and land can ineot In uinny different ways. In many places the land corncs down toward the sea with flat, tufted meadows, and the sea meets the land with flying Band, which plies up In mounds ami drifts. It appears as though they both disliked each other so much that they only wished to show the poorest they possessed. But It cnn also happen that when the land comes toward' the «ea It raises a wall of hills In front of It, as though the sea were something dangerous. When the land does this. the sea comes up to It with fiery wrath and beats and roars and lashes against the rocks and looks as if It would tear the land hill to pieces. But In Bleklnge It Is altogether different when sea and land meet. There the land breaks Itself up Into points and islands and islets, and the sea divides itself into fiords and bays and Bounds, and It Is perhaps this which makes It look as if they must meet In Lo.ppiness and harmony. Think now first and" foremost of the sea! Far out It lies desolate ami empty and big and has nothing else to do but to roll Its gray billows. When it comes toward the land it happens •across the first obstacle. This It Immediately overpowers, tears away everything green and makes it as gray as Itself. Then it meets sfill another obstacle. With this It does the same thing. And still another—yes, the same thing happens to this also. It is stripped and plundered as If It had fallen into robbers' hands. Then the obstacles come nearer and nearer together, and then the s^a must understand that the land sends toward It her littlest children In order to move It to pity. It also becomes more friendly the farther In It comes, rolls Its waves less high, moderates Its storms, lets the green things stay In cracks and crevices, separates Itself into small sounds and Inlets and becomes at last so harmless In the land that little boats dare venture out upon it. It certainly cannot recognize itself, so mild and friendly has It grown. ONE TOUCH OF NATURE. A Display of Courtesy "In Memory cf Old Virginia." All the seats were taken In the car which I entered one morning in early April. An old colored man sat next the door. It Is not often in these days that I see that type of black man. I used to V ' see that kind on the old Virginia plan- f v tatlon, where he was "Ung Lige" or 1'yf "Ung Sambo" to all the household. His days were devoted, to useful toll and his evenings to his banjo and the old plantation melodies that no one can ever slug again as musically as they were sung then. > , "Take this seat, mlstls," he said, rising promptly 1 . "Mislls" sounded very •"homey" and pleasant to me. It had been so long since I was "vnistis" to anybody. "Thank you, uncle," said I. "Keep jour seat. I would just as lief stand." "Scuse me, please, mistis, but 'taln't fitten fcr you ter stan'; you inns' set," be admonished respectfully. I took the seat, thanking him for his courtesy. Soon a departing passenger left a vacancy. "There is a seat for you," I said to the old man. "Between the ladles, ma'am?" He hesitated. "Yes," I said. lie bowed apologetically to right and Jeft and took the vacant place. Just before leaving Hie car I slipped ., silver piece into hi.s ha ml, saying, "Uncle, get yon a nice luncheon \vith this —In memory of old Virginia." "Thank you, my mistis," he said, opening his hand to look at the littli; gift and then closing It. I k-ft the car with n sunnier feeling in my heart because of the chance meoling, lint with no thought that I should ever again henr of my old Virginian. That afternoon I received a bunch of arbutus which had been left for me by an old colored man—"for the fall lady with a long blue coat an' white hair- In memory of ole Virginia an' dem old time ihiys."—Lipplncott's Magazine. A Distinction Without a Difference. Five-year-old iH-liondi hail been in- Vlted to take lune.heon ut a restaurant with K. "Do you like cocoaV" she was asked. When the answer "Yes," the boverugu was duly brought, but remained untusted. At hirtt MU.s K. saiil, "Why don't you drink your cocoa, Deborah, when you ealit you wanted it'.'" "I didn't say I wanted it," replied the child politely. "I only said that I liked it."—Woman's Home Companion. Naturally. Towne-Sleep vvdiV Ststbbs—Like a ton—never lose a Wink. '•(iivat Scott; What do you take?" "An iilann clock t<> my room am] then set tin- alarm for half an hour after 1 go to bcil. A.s soon as it rings! I naturally roll over and go to sleep.'"— PicU-Me Up. Helping Him Out. Po pro \vs--I say, oil man, I wi.ib you : wouiil hi-lp me out today. ! Kusyman H;ni.-!i't tiujt- to do it my- ! ; i*U", but I'll (.-all the. porter. John, I 1 open the door and help the yeiitleuian j I out.—Chicago .News. I COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more titling' could have been chosen in describing 1 Covina, the chief town of the far-fa-ncd San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard anti driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked with peerless proves, 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, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer sorts grows in profusion, and withal are the lovely homes set in spacious grounds, \vhere 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 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 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, fruititig and llo%veriiig' in perennial concert, an atmosphere, blending the azone of mountain tops with the tincture of the sea, 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 east 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 constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they are up-to-date. Our highischool certificates arc 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 churchea arc well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new* edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had'outgrown their present church building's. 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. KU>i)K.\I>.> K.\.\V.1I Property of .J. If. Adams In few ('minium it ie-, even iii Southern California, can there In- found a people more universally imbued '.vith civii; prid.- tl:a.i ar.- t'ne .:iti/'-n.-> ol CoviiiH. 'I'lii- Covina Home Te|c|)li(;iie Company 01.- cupie.i itri (ivvn iuiildm;; aiid i nrni.iiie:-, a ci.'inj>!ft<: and eilii.icnt seivii;c. Sulisr.ri \H:I '.*> have the use of over .sf.iO jjiiones, in eluding tni: it 1.1.' • tioii.i v.ith the '< ui,->i.l A/n-.a, ' i Ici.dora, San I'ima-,, Charier (),'ii<, Irwindalt; and l-'nciile. 'i hi. Covina (>ai Comji.iny. al^n a loi al in -.n' uti'ui, furninhe-, ^as for b'ltli fuel and ilHnni iiat inn. The San liKhrici I.ij^ht and l''nver ('oinpauy fiirni^hi-n lie.lll for C.ovitia private lujinc-. and .-.U'eet-,, w!ii( h an: v.-eii li^li'ed \,y a eoniple'e system '>f i in ande-.i cut li^lil ,. The C.ovina I«and an'l Water Cuinpany, iloiitrolh-rl hy H. Jv Hu:iti u^ton, fi'.rni >iii-i the rily with a puie water »ii|)],iy under excellent pr'.v>-,iire. \V • have t\vu na'ii/nal and two -.avin;;.^ t;,mk->. Unr -.tori-K are of lut;li order and all leading line-, of h'.i.->ine».-> are rejir«:.-,ented. The Yendoine i-^ a hr.->t-' la i-. i.oiinti y hotel. Our club.i arc of a .-.ocia!, literary and mn.-, nature. The Monday afternoon Cluh, a ladie-,' literary, federated organisation, owniriK a handvine clu Ij-iiou-vi- on tlie <nrn<r >/f (^itrii-> avenue und CentL-r -.trcef. the J 1 ' <rt n iifht! v, a e-ci'tieman'- literary einh; the Amphion, ;i inu-.ivai 01 ^a ni/.at ion; and the (-<<vina Country C':uo, i-(ji!i|jj<t:d with a iiiitahic and 'harinin;'. huiidmc/. die San (/al/rie] \',i)ley Auto Club v.ith it-5 -.i.\!,v--even Luiti -, n.ake <!i-;it; l.t fu! i 1.1. -, < ;' i 'the h ne 11 ad •/, ,i) .-,; anil the Covina Vall-.-y Farmer-.'(,!;: 'n, des ot< d to hor;i< ulti.raI and pi ':.!:-. i i,:.',-.- -,'•,. ' ./. ii,,i ha -, a) -.o it , full quota of fraternal ',r;;ai.i/atioK,, Covina rank^ a -. '.he '.<• K; i u^ ora n;;e ('.:•,! ri< ' < A I,o% A \\v< -le-. con n t y. I '.i' • . •> -n ' ompletel y i ij -,\\ jiped paL.kinj4 hou-.<--, are r'-.j' •-•/ prepare for i/i^iki.-t ti.i- ' i;oii -,.i i.'l -. •-,' . ai'ioa'!-. • .f orange, ,vhi> h aii .-,hij)- pei: fpjin this jjoini a i. n uali v t" lie: eo^t«;rn if.arket-,. /i, .nmual .-,11 ipiijeu'.-, ( . •, in.i r,n,k-, lir-ii ii. Ko-, An^",-!e-3 roun'.y ai.'l t.'.ird iii !(••: wori'!. 'I he rai-.m;; of ieu.' n •> i-> a 1 -,o a I'-.iilinj' i i;i!n--,t i y. iji ••jde.', our t .i!ru-> pr. die;? •». d 1 " !ds'.u.-> i ri;: i -> a; «! in-.rri-: •• of every kind are (.;rov, n in a r/':i d in-.'-. Afjri' ultural pru'iiicls and grain-> yrown on land^.->outhwe-,t o! the i.ity a!-,o form a leading -,our/,c ot luoome. TO CATALINA Swift Service Via Southern Pacific Last Outward Landing; First Homeward Landing at San Pedro. INQUIRE OF AGENTS D, B. Schenck, Agent. Covina I'honc 144 6-31 TO CAMPING AND FISHING PARTIES for Charter By the Day, Week or Month, the Swift Cruising Launch SAN TOY CAl'T. Wirj, MATTHKWS The World's Kecorrls for Yellowtail and Hhick Son Bass are held by patrons of Will Matthews. For Terms Apply lo VV. II. MATTHKWS, Avalou, Catalina Island or Ar^ns Ofliee, Covina. KERCKHOFFxCUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. W. L. Grimths A. Warner J. C. Thompson GRIFFITHS, WJUHR & THOMPSON Orange Grpves, 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, CAL. Barn Photic 240 Kos. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection F;isl find (Joiilk: Horses, Careful Drivers Stylish Ki/4's W. 15,-iclillo St., on the new Hccfrie line, COVINA, FOR SALE Acres of choice orange, fruit and farming LANDS in the celebrated San Joaijuin Valley ()i] main line of railroad ami near jjooil toy/us. I'lrtlty oi water rail be obtained. Thi > land t 0111- pri'.es some ol the l/i--,t in tin' valley and >A ill Ic- '-ub- divided into siiiail trael-, to ,u il puri ha-.i-r -, and void at low price, on easy teim-.. Weekly (Excursions to view Land J. H. MATTHEWS RI-AL I-STATI; Sole District Agent ( itru i A •.•••mil- vina, ('al.

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