Covina Argus from Covina, California on July 18, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, July 18, 1908
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TRY THE *s* 4, COVINA FURNITURE GO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TO TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Yoaemlte Valley. YoaemUc Valley is now reached daily after short and pleasant trip via Southern Pacific to Merced, Yosemitc Valley Railroad and 12 miles atapc ride. Inforinatioti may lie had at Southern Pacific oflice. V ADVANTAGES OF GOOD ROADS Taxes for the Proposed Bond Issue will be Light. The campaign for good roads in Los Angeles County is now on in earnest. The highway commission has made its report showing the system planned; the bond issue has been fixed at S3,500,000, and the supervisors have set July 30tb as the day when the electors must decide the question at the polls. Maps hnve bean issued outlining the comprehensive plan of highways and the entire system is thus laid before the public for its approval. Upon its decision will it be determined whether Los Angeles County shali have the most complete and comprehensive system of rock paved highways in the country—an advertisement in itself worth their cost, as well as an inestimable benefit to every resident or visitor, or whether it shall continue to put up with dust and ruts in the summer and mud chuck holes with every rain; whether it shall spend S3,500,000, here at home riant now, 80 per cent of it for labor and to start the wheel whirling again, or shall be content to tell the world that "we can't afford decent highways; we are too poor." The good roads system as outlined comprises 3307 miles of rock highways. These directly connect every city, town and hamlet in the county. They bring into close touch the agricultural regions and their markets and shipping points. They enable the farmer, rancher or stock- raiser to get bis products to rail or trolley at the least inconvenience, by the shortest route, thus saving him time, money and the losses incurred by rough haulage and weather delays, They permit him and his to reach school or church in any weather and without iuconuevienne due to dust, rain or mud. They gridiron the country ao thoroughly that they bring the cities and the country district into continuous contact, expedite miil delivery, facilitate haulage and accelerate business. They afford a network of rural pleasure drives for townspeople and country folks alike. The cost of this superb road system, ?3,500,000, is distributed by a tended system over 40 years. It averages less than 40 cents per 81000 on the present valuation. If property increases as rapidly hereafter as it has done for forty years past—and nothing will increase it more than good roads—the sinking fund will be covered and to spare by the increment in land values alone, and good roads will have cost nothing. But admitting that they cost 40 cents per 81000, it is cheap indeed for such a road system. The funds for building these 307 miles of road must all be expended for this purpose alone and for nothing else. The maintenance of the roads comes out of the county general fund. The county's regular road funds are left untouched. This is held in reserve and will be used to build laterals beside main thorough- lares. With it, also, supplementary highways may be constructed auxiliary to the general system as neighborhoods develop or links may te added to the planned system in cases which the bond issue does not cover. Thua in a brief while almost every ranch and orchard, farm and garden should, if not already on a main road, be connected with a good lateral one. Los Angeles county is famed for its broadness of purpose, UH high minded class of residents mid its "pull together" spirit. The coming bond iesno is expected to appeal to every voter. While the road syH- tem may seem imperfect to the ranch- fir who is not directly reached by it, still he ujuwt admit that a abort drive will always unable him to reach a ruck road which he cannot now do under any oircumalances, and he gains in time, expense, wear and tear, and condition of products, far more than the small cost to him. The resident of the small town eees his property values rise because of greater accessibility ami convenience. The city man flnds himself placed in clii.sfcr touch with the rural region.* and is enabled to enjuy a home there, with the facility of travel whose lack lias hitherto mada it i.'j;pi.>-sJM«. To all classed thfeiefolK, K'-<-'J i'i,.ld = especially appeal, and every/lit- bhoulii Vote for them at the tii.h, to be bel'.l July :5i;th, in-\t, ing auru to register mean '••• hue KERN SPONSBR FOR LIQUOR INTERESTS. Vice Presidential Candidate Too Frank in His Sayings. Now that the convention is over, interest centers in learning more about the nominee on the Democratic ticket, Thomas Worth Kern. He is fifty-eight years old, too frank to be considered a good politician, wears a beard, which shows streaks of grey. He keeps his cheeks shaved and his mustache merges into bis beard. All bis life he has been aspiring to political offices and has met defeat so frequently that another added to his list will not materially affect him, in fact it will be the culmination of an active career before the people. When assailed by the newspaper men at the convention for his views and his feelings and his life history, Mr. Kern was so elated at his elevation to the nomination of vice-president that he blurted out words that will ring in campaign speeches against him from now until day of election. He said: "I owe my elevation to tins groat honor to Thomas Taggavt, who stood for my nomination from the first and refused to back down before the claims of any other state. I did not ask him to act for me, uor did I urge anyone to get me the noniino- tion. I am huppy and gratified, but I made DO effort to win the prize. The fact is that I did not think enough of my qualifications to return me a winner. "I am not rich; I am not brilliant; I am not distinguished. My friends, however, seem to have convinced many other kind friends, and to Mr. Taggart and the others I am indebted and deeply grateful." Now it appears that Taggart is a gambler of national repute and it was Kern that defended bis gambling company's interests before the courts of Indiana. Kern has also been identified with numerous suits where he has defended the liquor interests and it is expected that the Prohibition vote in the Democratic party will refuse his lead. Compared With Bryan. Washington Star: Mr. Bryan's experience in office is limited to two terms in the House of Representatives. He failed at the bar, He achieved no distinction in journalism. His only success has been as a platform 'speaker. His power over a crowd is extraordinary, but passes immediately. His words do not Jinger and compel hearers to action. And this is the man the State would put in the highest Beat of the mighty. Judge Taft, but a year or so older than Mr. Bryan, has served as a judge of the State Court in Ohio, as collector of internal revenue, as Solicitor-General of the United States, as a Circuit Judge of the United States, as Governor-General of the Philippines, and as Secretary of War. He is one of the best lawyers in America. Not a failure is charged against him, while bin successes have been so signal be is regarded as his party's best asset. lowans' Summer Picnic. The Iowa Association of Southern California announces the first .summer outing to be held at Long Bench, Saturday, August 8, 1908 The people of Long Bench extended an invitation tu the lowann at the time of the great unmiul picnic, February 22, at East Luke Park, and the ofIIecru have decided to ttc- cept the invention. Every former resident of lowu with family and frieodu IH invited to join in this reunion. The object in «ini- ply to have a grand, goo,I time-; to meet old friends and talk over old times. Free band mimic will be fnrnhhed by Long Italic h and bibles wili he provided for the thousands. A nftw budge will bo Hold and each one wearing it, will have coffee furnished tree. Bring your own picnic lurichdB mui put up enough for u friend H!HO. Further dutailn will be announcb/] later. Further information may be obtained from the secretary, C. II. P;u>,ons, Artesia, C'al. Can't Be Beat. The best of all teachers U exuerienct-. C. M. Harden, of Silver City North Carolina, .->ay.-.: ''I tind Klectric .".itter» does all that's claimed fur it. l-'or Stou,- ach, Liver and Kidney trouble.-, it can't <>ti beat, f h.'».•<-• tri<-d it ard ni<d if ;j mosi excellent medicine." Mr. llar<>Mi i» ri^ht: it'^ !!>': best of all mi-dicin ••, alno for - .v i-akin:^.->, lame back, and all mis do-, vn condition*. Hut I ,<,> and mr.l.'iria. Sold under Lfuarantec at C. F. Clap)/-. di uy -.tore. -(>,. Ten Telephone Commandments. 1. Thou shalt call by number only. 2. ' Thou shnlt always answer thy telephone at the first sound of the boll. 3. Thou shalt not use thy telephone when the lightning cracks )n the sky for verily I say thou oudan- gerest thyself and will not be answered. 4. When the operator says, "Shake up your transmitter," thou shalt shake, even if it giveth theo paralysis. 5. Thou shalt not call again directly after riuging oil', else the operator deem it a ring-off and not answer. 6. Thou shalt not e xpect to get a party in another town directly after calling, for the line may bo busy or the party not to be found. 7. Always sbalt thou ring of! when through speaking, for it will save confusion all around. 8. Thou shalt not rave and cuss at the operator if he does not answer on the dot, for he is busy and will attend to thy wants as soon as pnssi,-, bio. .0. Never shalt thou flirt with thO operator uor force her to converse with thee for it doth impair the service. 10. Above all never shalt thou got huffyjand lose thy temper but be thou courteous and plensnutj^voicod, and remember especially that thine is not the only wire in the cable.— Telephony. A Neat Pharmacy. W. \V. Nnsh has moved bis drug store this week into its now i|Uarters at the corner of Citrus nvenuo and the cnr line. With its new fixtures and tasteful arrangement and furnishings, the store presents an inviting appearance. The shelving, with drawers underneath, and prescription ease, all made of highly finished hardwood, are fine examples of cabinet makers' skill. There is a place for everything-—oven the innumerable articles necessary lor a prescription druggist. .In the front of the store Mr. Nash has loft, space for waiting room, where ladies may stop for thn electric cars. A phono is nearby and handy for public use. Shade Trees Dying. Considerable comment is being made by townspeople about the condition of the shade trees on Cottage Drive, The trees immediately to the south of the Hotel Vondomo are brown to th<? top biflUQhes from lock, f)f \vutor, nlltl KM they extent! down the stt-oot sotliu of the trees seem in worse condition, Those trees were planted with n great deal of care, and chosen aa to variety bednltse they wore editable for a narrow street. Up until this time they haVO made a rapid growth. It la rather a [iHy that sufficient water could not be given them to check them from dying back or from dying altogether as they seem to be doing; now. 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 arid save you a few dollars besides. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Rxcursions frotn Los An- gclcs to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the Kast without change of cars. Til rough the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of* the Pioneers of '49, and across Great Salt Lake—"going- to sea on a train." D. B. SCHKNCK, Agent. Covioa Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phone 'il; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Ivos Angeles Office, r>00 H. Spring St., corner Sixth Clarence Allison Building Contractor Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. COVINA, CAL. Glendora Furniture Store TAKE NOTICE PLEASE: As long as this ad appears the following prices will prevail: 9x12 Superior Axminster Rug $25.00 0x12 Sackney A xminister Ku# $22.50 •Jxl2 Top Brussels Rug $12.00 9x12 Medium Brussels Kujf $16.00 9x10 Brussels Rutf. $10.00 Linoleum, per yard 45, 50 and 60c Granite Enameled Linoleum o5c Granite Knameled Linoleum, 4 yds wide 90c Floor Oil-cloth, per yd , 30c 9x12 All Wool RUKH $8.50 9x12 Ingrain Rug $6,75 9x12 Velvet Hug .' $20.00 Picture Frames, Iox20, complete Everything in the store at big reduction until our invoice is taken. ~ Come and see our stock. We have the goods and can save you money if you give us a chance. We deliver the goods anywhere in the valley free of charge. P. A. SBIMBARS I'ROl'RIBTOR Phone 166

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