Covina Argus from Covina, California on July 25, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, July 25, 1908
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THOUSANDS TO LOS ANGELES, BUT HOW ABOUT COVINA? Condition is Improvement, But Not Growth. Some Facts on Unjust Discrimination and Lack of Proper Loyalty. William Allen White, once n country editor, and now an authoritative writer on national subjects, wrote while in his humble position an editorial entitled: "What's the Matter with Kansas?" and tho editorial changed the business and political policy of the entire state. One would not say that a good swimmer could get beyond his depth, or that a town which was assuredly prospering could show signs of retrogression—it is a paradox hard to believe, but it is a condition in which many tisane in California are found, and, in a way, Covina is one of thorn. A man who will steal money from himself will not make a safe busi- prices on goods without thought of fairness, but, with the red gleam of | gain iir her eyes. It is .a "knock j down and drag out" proposition without soul or limit of license. Vou cannot buy anything as cheaply in the big cities and be sucislled after you get it. You CAN .1UV in Covina and bo satisfied. If you're not satisfied you can get some redress, something you can never count on in tho great whirl of the markets. In Covina you know your merchant by bis reputation from childhood perhaps, at least you know him personally and well. He knows you well enough to call you by your first name. He will not willingly beat ness partner. But that is what many | you out of money when ho knows citizens of Covina are doing. You i that his rope is so short, oven if lie will find the fact incontrovertible | doesn't happen to be honest through if you compare the growth of the j fear for his immortal soul. He can- town with the growth of its business, not do business and be dishonest in Why does a man who owns prop- a small town like this. To be dis- erty in Covina rob himself by spend-1 honest in the big cities is almost the ing two-thirds of his money in an-! only way. You have every chance other town,contributing to the neigh-'in the world in your home town, boring town to the certain detriment j None at all in the big city. You are of his own? There is scarcely a com-i a stranger within their gates modity or a necessity for which a ! they beat you and "resident of Covina might yearn that money and throw can be purchased in Los Angeles to (walls, where you and take away your you outside the may cry the out- the advantage that it can be" bought \ rage to the deaf earn of the pilgrims in any of the towns outside of it. pouring in. Covina residents are hurting their own interests through a careless clis- jvator or a plow or a rpgard of Coviua's vitality—-its busi- \ or a gasoline stove, ness—which is the life and heart of any community. You-would thank the man who waked you up when the house was on fire. If something causes you to wake up while your home town is in danger, you will be thankful also, and a cry for loyalty at this time is not the cry of dia- Geutlemen, before you buy aculti- set of harness an automobile or a pocket knife- find out what prices you can get from Covina dealers first. Let them bid on tho bargain, and go to the great market fforwards if you wish, for that is your privilege if- you can do better ;here. The other day there were sixty- gruntlemcut, not the cry of any business man who is losing business through his own incompetence, nor the idle jawp of the knocker, the welcher and the malcontent, but an appeal straight from the shoulder to the residents of a prosperous town to make it more prosperous—to make it grow as well as improve. ..... There'is a great deal of difference ""between growing and improving. In the Covina district in the last five years, arid lands that have produced little or nothing, lands that have lain dormant and unyielding through sun and rain, have been converted into the highest of valuations through the enterprise, the application and determination of the people who gladly call Covina their home. The Coviua district is growing every day, tho land is yielding a dollar this year where it cost a dollar last year —prosperity is everywhere about . us save in the town of Coviua itself, Where is the money that should be making Covina a big town? Covina is drifting into tho fate which has befallen many California town that have felt the tentacles filling out by a great city, and the fact is an unjust one, blindly and foolishly unjust. It is an astonishing fact that people persist ii boarding an electric car and spending two-thirds of a day in Los Angeles for the purpose of shopping, returi on a crowded car with their arms fill of untidy bundles, fighting way borne in tho crush, hot and tired and without love for mankind, but withal complacent at having bought j some bargains, some real bona fide bargains, because weren't they advertised as bargains, arid weren't there hundreds of people pushing and crowding to get those same bargains? If they went into a store where some article was offered as a bargain and it. could be seen that it was a simon-pure opportunity and they needed the article and bought it--all well enough. But if they lingered in the store and bought something else, they went home "stuck;" went home with tho old, old chuckle <>f the bargtin-baitei ringing nrieoniprehendingly in their t-a is. The Argus has been looking into conditions as regards the. trade in Covina. The truth is not pleasant. That's the way with truth at times. The merchants of Covfna are doing business enough to keep them alive, in a buaiiU'fab way, that's all. There are exceptions of course, but they don't Bpoil the rule. JJay after day hundreds of dollars j.o to Low Angeles and are left theie. for no other reason on t-.iiih than thai tin'- lure of the city is great, the roar of the streets dro.uis "lit tl iiidividiinl. There all ki) -.A. 1.'.-^ .\i> Site city, livil,(j i.o lire cla-..-. w ; pie all the n: re hh.^rt sj act: ut tiii.e five pairs of shoes in the process of •epair at one of the local cobbling shops. By denoting the makes it was proven that all but ten pairs came from Los Angeles and other points. And there is not a day goes by but someone is attempting to get rid of an article that does not fit them, which has been sold to them under the hypnotic eye of a salesman in some big city. Did you ever hear of the "P. M." system? It is prac- tised in many metropolitan stores. All undesirable goods are given a small red tag, and the salesman gets a percentage on everything he gets rid of in this line. The purchaser is the only, one that loses out. The salesman will sell you this undesirable article in preference to anything else for it is to his interest. It is not that the Covina merchants ' James M. Riley. Affor only n few days' ilbifis, on Wednesday, .lulv 8th, at Cftmp Riti- ooii, ono of our iiKi-sl widely known and highly esteemed oiti/i'iis, Mr. James M. Riley, passed away, and on tho following Saturday was laid to rest in Hollywood cemetery, neur Los Angelic, The many warm and devoted firends and ncipiiiiutanccs of Mr. Kiley in HUH valley, who only now learn o 1 ' his death, will tool tho painful surprise and sharo somewhat tho deeper grief experienced by thoso within whoso circle waa his daily walk and conversation and who enjoyed tho delights of intimate friendship with him. Ho had been a resident of Los Angeles for tho past twenty years; was one of its pioneers mid interested in and actively engaged with many enterprises that contributed to tho city's growth and upbuilding. Among others bo was identified with tho Perry Mill & Lumber Co., the California Clay Manufacturing Co., the Hesperia Land &. Water Co., in all of them sustaining a high reputation for usefulness and integrity. As is well known hero, for fifteen years he has owned tho Florencia orange grove, one of the. largest in Southern California, and by his skill in horticultural matters, has made it one of the most noted. He was.a native of Philadelphia, leaving there, however, when a mere lad to make his own way in the world, and coming west to St. Louis. After a brief sojourn there be joined one ot the earliest caravans that braved the terrors of the, as then' known, American desert and the arrows of the Indians and came to Central California, where his youth was spent in vigorous work by day and study by night that he might achieve a worthy place among men. Later he came hither, and here tho most of his useful and exemplary days were spent—as a model husband and father, a true-hearted friend and associate, and a steiling citizen. After a long and arduous life ho has laid bin burden down and entered into rest, leaving as a legacy to us who survive him and tho world the record of a clean, honorable, beneficent and serene life. All who knew him will rnisa him ORDINANCE NO. 53. X OKMHXAXCF- QF TIIH IK) M50 (IF riU'STKKS O!- 1 THK CITY ()K COVINA, DHCLAKMNli ITS INTENTION TO IMITIOVK A poimoN oKciTKrs AVKNKK IX THK CITY OF COVINA. frorr. their lives and will cherish fondly his memory. George Smith. Ou Friday evening of last week, Geo. Smith, of South Citrus avenue, who had been ill for many weeks, The Board of Trustees of the of Covina do ordain MS follows Sec. 1. That the public interest and convenience requires and that, it is the intention of the Hoard of Trustees of the City of Covina to order the following W'.u'k to be done, tow i t: That a cement, sidewalk of n uniform width of live feet and cement curb be constructed on the east j side of said Citrus Avenue from the south curb line of Center Street on I the North, to a point (i'27 feet smith ! of the south line of Puonte Avenue ion the south (excepting where a cement sidewalk or curb has been constructed to the official line and grade and accepted by said City) according to plans an profile's on tile in the oflice of the City Knginoer of said City for such work, and City specifications for the construction of cement sidewalk numbered 1 of said City of Covina and specifications for cement curb numbered '2 of said City of Covina on file in the office of the City Engineer of said City. Sec. 2. That Street Superintendent shall post notices of this work | as required by law, find shall cause i this notice to bo published once per week for two successive weeks in the Covina Argus, a weekly newspaper published and circulated in said City of Covina, and hereby designated for that purpose. Sec. 15. The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this ordinance and shall cause the same to bo published once per week for two successive weeks in the Covimi Argus, said paper hereby designated for that purpose, mid shall post the seme conspicuously for two days on or near the chamber door of the place meeting of the Hoard of Trustees of said City, and thereupon and thereafter It shall take effect and bo in force. Th« foregoing ordinance wan adopted at a regular meeting of tlu Board of Triutees of the City of Covina. held on the 14th day of July, 1008, by aflirmntivo vote of at least three trusteed, to-wit: Ayes: R. H. Lahee, C. W. Potter, JOG. Moxley, B. P. Warner. Absent: L. L. Katekin. Noes: None, Signed and approved this 1-ith day of July, 1IJ08. E. 11. LAM ICE, President of the Board of Trustees. Who Hasn't Heard of "Cadet" Hosiery? The Only Kind at 25c Say the People. If not Satisfactory, Another Pair for the Asking. Not Difficult is it? We Guarantee to Keep You in- Hosiery Six Months Without Holes or Darning for $2,00 Seeing every hosiery factory in I ho country is tryiu H to make a special '2!VcoMt liosiery. Home of them do preUy fail numbers, but nothing like C.\1>K,T though. They've givon up the nine auainsl. tins popular brand. Ciin't, blame hr'in for wanting a share of the .'ADI-'iT'S big hosiery binlm-Hs. 'Phis <(on< is conservative abi.uf ndoptiiig liartleular brands of anything, \vith- iiit a thorough invest ignt ion, and |.nmi when wo do adopt them, we ire satisfied that they are all (lint Is represented. We rtiuuot afford to do my other way with this store's big do not carry the best that can be obtained. For instance, tho best makes of shoes that are made for men in Brockton, Massachusetts, are carried in stock in this town, tho best makes that can he obtained from the city of Lynu,MaasachusettH, can be bought horn by the ladies;, better bargains in anything you might mention than can bo bought in Los Angeles. Then why not wake up? There are srdeudid business sites in the center of the town that are used to pasture cows, because the Covina people insist on carrying their theii money to the city and toiling home with weighty bundles. Vou who own biiHinoss block,", in Covina and trade in town bow long do yon think the building will remain tenanted'.' And in closing L'it IIH say again that the idea of the Argus is not to knock, but to booat. It is about time somebody did. Jt, was William Allen White who asked tin- question, "What's- the Mailer with KatiHaK?" It is for the people m' this town to a.-.k themselves : "What's the Matter with Covina?" Summer lixcursion Rates. Summer excursion rates to I'acili'. Coast will be made from Kastern territory for corning season. Basis will be one fare rate of sixty dollars from Missouri Kivt-r; sijfty-.-,even from St. Louis; .seventy-two fifty from Chicago June tir*t to September thirtiel Ticket-, at same rates will be s< for usual Kastb-.jiind excursion.-, f' Pacific Coast. Can't Be Beat. Tin t)t-?t of all u-ui.-hcra is (iX passed away, surrounded by his family. His death occurred within a few hours of the close of the high school election, at which time his much borne on Citrus avenue was selected by popular vote as the site for the proposed $45,000 high school building. The deceased was a native of lOng- land, born in SUHHOX county, in 1838, the family moving to America in 18515 and settling in Piko county, 111. His father died when (leorge was young, and the young man at once assumed charge an the responsible head of the largo family, developing tho strong, sterling character which left its mark through all his after life. In 1 8.0!) hn moved I to Mtison county, III., and lived j there until 1874, when he moved to ' Douglas county, Kansas, remaining i there until 10U2, at which time he and his family moved to California, i purchasing the place wheio ho resided at t.tie time of his death, i He married in IHli!) Sarah Unrdotl, ! who survives him, and to them were born six children, Tom, Mary I beth Dodd of Oklahoma, Lottie, died in childhood, Albeit ile.irgi • C'ovina, <inr(nidoA. Shney of 1 lieneh, Allio Nora, Co\in:i. Of large family of which he was oldcht, only two brotheis Hiirv'ue jhim, ,J. M. Smith of the San lii-r- nardino road of th'iH city,, and .). K. Smith, a resident of Missouri. 1 The funeral nr-rvicen weie held : from the family residence on Sun ' day afternoon by the Kev. Harry W. White, pastor of the M. K. Church, Stlie body being laid to rest in Oak I dale cemetery with Masonic honors, j tills impressive Bcrvico bring ; diiCM-d by Past Master F. K. ! dtTijr. The funeral was very Ii ; attended, an evidence of the e.hteem and respect in which !he<!e ceased was held in the community. Attest: A. M. PIONOIO, City Clerk. Now we'll tnll you about this CADKT hosiery. They were shown U> us by a representative of the manufacturer. lie wanted to place. them in this city. Their merits worn carefully explained to us, which were seemingly very satisfactory; however, wo deemed it best to invoHtigntti for our own benefit, which was done. \Ve found that some of the most reliable houses in the United States had secured exclusive agency for their particular Ideality, and who spoke of them in the very highest, terms possible, and from the fact Unit the mills are working to their fullest capacity to supply the demand, Is evidence that they have struck the chord of popular favor in the American people's mind. Wo secured the exclusive agnney for them for this city. Vrohi the time limy were placed in stock they seemed to meet the requirement of the economical. The demand has constantly increased and In doing HO every day. We are satisfied Unit, with our twenty-three years experience in the hosiery biiHinesH that there has never been a stock put on the market at ( 25c. the pair that are equal to the CA Dl'71", So much iuiu- fldenue have the manufacturers in them that they guarantee- them to us and we to our customers, as is shown in the fact that rt new pair will' be given for the asking II' thoy wear in iioleb or do not five entire satisfaction in six months. This firm recently challenged every member of the ball team in Toledo to test the wear of Cadet stockings, and made the following offer: "To every, purchaser of two pairs of ,). (1 Hoys' MONO (these are the extra heavy weight, Cadet Stockings for baseball use, i who Hurls holes in them in six months 1 wear will bn given absolutely free two pair. Wearers are privileged to slide home or to any base and no accidents barred." When a hosiery llrm can make nil offer of this kind, I here should h;< no question In die wearer's mind as to the reliability of the hosiery. We will ask you to try just one pair of these for your own satisfaction. Lot us know how they wear, Only cost you Uric, and you'll never spend '25c, for hosiery again that, will give you as much service. In fact, the CAHK/L 1 slocking will outwear any stocking shown at any pi ice. CADHI' hosiery have heels, knees and toes made, of fish line linen. WONIOJI'B CAUKT hosiery, in mo dium weight, black, ribbed top, the pair '250, Women's medium weight, black lisle, ribbed CADKT hosiery, tlio piiii '2fie. Women's medium weight, tun, ribbed top CADI 1 "/.! 1 hosiery the pair '2 fie. Men's Ciulct Hosiery Pine Light Weight. Ml Colors ami Kmhroideroi! Men's plain black half hose '250. Men's black lisle, embroidered dots and figured, '.Uie. Men's plain Ian lisle hose '250. Men's plain blue lisle hone '-ifx 1 . Men's champagne lisle hose '25c. Por the Hoys niul (llrls You'll have no riore Trouble If Vou lluy them CAWiTS. Best the World Affords. "It gives me unbounded pleasure to recommend IHicklen's Arnica. Salve," says J. W. Jenkins, of Chapel Mill, N. C. "I urn convinced it's the bent salve the world affords. It cured a felon on my thumb, and it never fails to heal every sore, burn or wound to which it is applied." 25c. at Clapp's drug store. ribbed cotton, light cotton, me Misses 1 flue weight '2fio. Misses' line ribbed dium weight '250. M IHHOS' fine ribbed, Ian, cotton light weight '25c. Hoys' ,),(!, extra heavy, fast blank, cotton hoBe, '25(1. (This in a particularly heavy number and rmo which wears lik« leather, just the thing for tlio buys to glvo rough and ready wear). Hoinember that the price of OAJ')KT hosiery is '25o. t.ho pair, for men, women or children, and you can buy them no place cine in Covina but at tills store, The Broadwell Store Covina, Cal. who ( of Notice to Creditors. lOstatc of <i. \V. Ifepner. Nolior is hereby f;iveti by the underKi^ned administrator of the estate of G. W. Hepner, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against the deceased, to exhibit the same wilh the neces'-ary vouclier!-, within ten months after tlie first publication of this notice to the said adininisi i ator of thi' above named estate, at the law oil ice of (>eo. L. Sanders, Kooin .'•,?.:'< Wileox Iiiiildini(, Los A nicies, County of I,os Angeles. Stall- of Cali fornia, which place is hereby designated at- tlie place of business of said estate. Daterl ihis2Htli day of March, I'm-!. 'J'hoinas K. Finc.h, Administrator of alore-,aid estate, L. Sanders, attorney for said COVINA MEAT MARKET .1. l ! . KUNDALL, I'rop. < )rtliTH tiiken and (li.diverlet* made dnily. Orders in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home IMione WALL PAPER BARGAINS eon Und C. M. liar:, I Ki il Silver Citv find F.lectri' jn-d for it. I-'i Iney trouble ?ri'-d it and •.,t :,;, di'.ine." Mr. -, ' ::r bc.-.t of all IIH-d ;k ..<•••>, lillUc b,H,X, a l ,!i<'.itioiis. Hut I,jo for . S ,'.''. . 111 d e r t; u a r a 11 jrti it f U. The (ireen Marshall Company's on Paint. We manufacture almost it: the paint line and ^uai ar';. it-. Prices con-,i.-it<:n ' .uli'v of our j^oodr,. Y Delected hard oii tin paints IK.-.v on •••'•> Talk <-ry t hi nt; i .-. ev.-ry :; I'll the v,i:i lin'! .111 ' ! [ i u r e at { . H. paper papers one cut a roll, choice of twenty good pa (• ems. Fine '/ill paper-, '.c a roll, worth UOc. Ingrains, Kaw Silk and Varnished Tiles. Finest styl'-s in Tapestry pap'-rs. Our Kofjds ; ' r( ' •'" "i".v and fir.-, t el a is. The lieM Patti-nih of the Uest Market.,. Free sample books to every body. NF.W YOKK WALL PAl'KK CM. Cor. Tenth and Main Sts., Phone KOlil Lo;-, Aug«-l«-h Financial Representative Wanted. A Los Aiigele-, Corporation pursue inj' an exceedingly -.afe a;id profitable. i,ii-,ines-,,,di.BireS a loc.i) r<-pr«'-cn la»; ve of standing and ability to ,'t as /1-, r/-ijri-->entativ<: in •.••( m ir.i; -.ub-.' rip- ii ,ii-. ior it» < apilal • t c- .'., | i<!<- a- on fit in, e or i n nion 111! y l' ;; '• •>'•' "' '• • •''' ,-jji j -,- v. til Ii ' •• mi/ii . -. i-ii'- b-- ;," i'., out -.',''• i'-v-.f nl iii'-n wni • ,on .' • « 1 j)',-,it |.,n ,. 'I--, -. • ,r • .1'.i upon .\'I^Y M M' I") 1 ; \ |.!> i':- • HOME BAKERY In Its New Home tliiit lias no equal WHO!,KSOMK, SWKKT, A I'I'KTI/ ( IN< Pies, Cakes, Hot Rolls O. OK'INKR, Karri 1'hone 2-10 Kc I'M CITY LIVERY STABLES C. I 7 . SMITH, Prop, Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and (,ciitic llor~>r>, Careful Drivers Stylish Kij-'s line. COVINA, j<! i i;(; on tin: Stylish Ki^r nc.w t-lc-i:trii:

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