Covina Argus from Covina, California on August 1, 1908 · Page 8
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SPUDS TAKE THE BANNER One Million Pounds of High Grade Product Raised Here. i-Y.ni! (lie di-tiiet '-oiii|,r i--i n;; l!a-.-'-M. 1 I wintlale. V\;>imit < 'enter ;ilid l''|ente, •-dipt.i'I '-'nip-e iii- M|II -ni'iu of Mi" potato ,ve;i-nri this yi'Mf. 'I'll'--'. (IOIIM-H ;i re 1'roin the iM ( iiil)iiii-il -.shipment-' t,( I he pe,in1 u , iind total iii-:irly one-third inoie 1|,;in la:-t yar, 01- an ine reside that M'.ov'.- Mint potatoes live yrovvn in thin M-eljoll more eXll-lini Ve| V thai! ill '•> NV poi-timi of Mie ii]i|)er San <ial>ii'-l v:il , ), ,. The pdiiplllenl 'it' potatoeH from I'll .Monte is not ilielitded ill the flymen ipioted. Tli in ve^/elaljli- alone from tins Kl Monti- reeords has lieen shipped from that [I'lint. lo the amount of II I c:irlo;idH, v.-hic-li, sidded to the other iiearliy whip in, nts ini'iilioiii'd, malted :i total of over Din- lllillioll pounds. The riiniilii'r of ears shipped from I r- •vviiidsile. losided exclusively wifli potatoes is at present ninety-five curs, anil :in estimate of the relll!iilidi-r of the eru|i ont.lyiny; brine;* the figures ii|.' to 1-Jil ears. A very lar^e portion of MI'IH shipment c.'iine from the district known as Walnut, ''enter, tin- new country opened up in I In-last three ye;ii'H. The potatoes lire jrrown there ;IH ;in inter- nieiliiili! cro|) between the walnut trees. The greater part of the shipment* has lii-en made through tin; California Vetf clalde Union of l.i'H Anodes. Nearly all the potatoes (,'rovvn in this Hiclion are shipped by the carload to Colorado and Texas and intermediate points. Curiously enough, as soon as California ceases to ship to Colorado, the potatoes of that state are ready for market and Jie^in to come into California. The po- 1;ito snason .for thin section is nearly over. In a short, time the St.ocld.on potatoes will lie-in lo arrive. Tin-He are very cheap tirade, and it, is dillicnlf, lo compete with (hem, as they sometimes HC|| as low as tliirly-fiv Mils per sni'l<. The local crop is now selline; at seventy- live cents per sack, and has held about HcvcntV rents Bince the opening. I-a.st year they Were sold for eighty cents throughout, but. the crop was not so lai'i^e, A car holds "tin nackii on an average. SCOUT IS A CRACK SHOT. Lovers of ^noil marksmanship fjntli- cred in a vacant lot near the Southern 1'ai-ilic depot one day this week to watch an exhibition of shoolinn by ('apt. <!eoi-p<c K. Miirllell, ex-Deputy Vniled Stales Marshal anil scout of South Dakota. The captain's surely in biiriiie; small objects thrown in the air is nolhine; shorl of wi/ardry. Captain liarlletl's exhibition had as a preliminary a short talk on the secret of accurate shooting, ami also explained Ihe merits of various makes of powder and enrl ridges used in this country. Captain Marllett i.s exhibiting' in every lown in the slate in the inlei'esls of I he Peters Cartridge Company, and is coast representative for this linn. With a Kemine;ton autoloading rille shooting .'!(I-.'1U cartridges he pulveri/ed bits of brick thrown in the air, Ihe si/.e of n Iwo-bil piece, and when a ijiinrt can filled with water and sealed was thrown upward he struck il squarely on Ihe end, reducing il lo pieces ol' ja"e;ed tin. 'I'icces of lioiler-plali', an im-li and one half 'tpiare ami an inch thick, thrown in the air, were bored cleanly; with a IIJ !iil semi -smokeless i-a rl i'ide;e •'""I " .Stevens Ideal rille he pert'ormed si clever n-llectioii shooting, nsine; a small jnirror with his back to the object lo lie hit. Captain llarlletl tired l.'ill semi Kiinikeless I'eters carl ridges in sncces- himi wilhoiit cleaning the Him, i" ordi'i' tn (li-inoiist rate the cleanliness of the I'elei's carl I ipllje. lie also iliil some in- terestine; work \\ilh a Iteini ne I on alito 1.lading shut ;;n n. ('apt a in llarllell is Jamoiis in the «e«l a^ a voiit and him- til of bad men "! I he decade past. As d. pul\ marshal lo h:ol a \\ii-ki-il li^lil ! •\silh ho|->e lhie\i-s in Dakul.-p in l^^'i, i aiol was sl.ppl ill llo- I.nee. Alt.-ruaiiU In- coioliip-l p p| a I r:olinu |"'-l in I 'al.oia. ' an-l llo- lioli.'iu^ L;:I\" him I lie nan t 1 • Wonnde.l K in-'-. ' ' I.e.-iin-p- of hi?-) i -j 111 111 n p. l : or Sale at kuo (iara^e. Ken tpiiirinti i-itr, 'H'; nnub-l, just repainted, ^'ifil). Uiiinliler lionniK car, $'A",'i. Uanililei riinii I:. Hi I, #'JT:i. Two Dlili rnnahiiiits, J ! ('U uiul Have out- t )lil-i clinebei I in- in rear, ti hm>.e pn«er i-n^inu, \\ill I cade tHr a .small ;;;n i-n^liio nr in<itnl. Ab'is'e cars ai>- in ci"'d cuiidii inn. t !all fur i|iMiinii.-t rat ion. UV uls.1 carry a lull line iM Sun iliie~, rt-pairs, Uli-ase^, ^a-iohne, ai'pl >|pi expel I rcpair \\• 'i'k. 7 .4 'V. 11. ALLKN, l'i-..j, Ollbert ». Davis. Hhortly befori- '! o'cb rk oil Thursday evening, at. bin reside; i>t>, Corner Han Uernarrlinii rmt'l and tiranfi ave line, Ciilbcrt lJ. I )fn i.'i, owner of one of the biiK'^i rfinr-.Ju.-x in Ibis vicinity, died al'ier an illne.H.H (pf borely t/.vri werd<s. l)r;nth wan dun to finen- monifi. Mr. JJavis V.HH very hf-avily built HtuMhe diheasr;, which is K'-iir-r ally tb(3 ease, aM;ir-ked the. H.VHtem witJi f/real(-r virnlenee. Iji.'i'iiiix !be lufil, we»;k of his illncHH bin btolbei. Abrir-r Allied Davis of (),•;!< laud, and wife \vere, prr'-'r'Mt, and pel foi incd everything in tbeir power to relievo the sufferings o'f tbe stricken man. Mr. Dfivis's In-iither will remain hero and HiiporviNO the HO! Moment of his hrotbor'.H affairs, TJie renifiins are to be taken this evoninK by tialn to JJoilefontaiiir;, (Jhio, whoie Mr. I)n\is's wife in bur led. The Masonic lorl^o of ('ovina will r'soorf the burly trj tlir: train and thn funeral will ho heirl in Uellefon taine under the direction of tho Ma- Honie, order. Jlo \VHH 715 yeaiH of a«o (Jilbr-rt I). f)avis wa's born in HprinKfleld, Kin«H county, Now JJrunsuiek, aiul was educated in tho public Hc.hoolH of that town. A few yearn of bin early manhood wore spent in the position of cle.rk in ono of the business houses of HpririKflelrJ, after which ho remover! to Dellefontaino, Ohio., remaining there for a considerable time. JliH next venture was (hat, of ranching in Missouri whero lie became one of the lending farrnorH of Jiis community. From there Jio moved to Chicago, For many years lin WHH connected with H lend i UK tobacco firm (is salesman. fn February, 1005, iiftor JiaviiiK acciimulntiid a ooiiHidoinble fortune, Mr. Uavis came to California and Hottloil in (Jovina, puniha.siriK sixty acres of tlie tirdrlin^H known as tho Kmldoek ranch, all of which IH planter! to oranKe trees in hearing. Since br-coiniriK » resident of (Jovi- 11,1, Mr. DaviH took an active interest in the affairs of tho town, rind made many warm friends. Ho wan the son of Mr. am] Mrn. /ohulan H. Davis of New UruiiHwick, and besides his brother, Abnor Alfred, ho loaves four sisters, Mrs. UOFCHH K Dykeman, Ht. JohtiB, New Drnnswick; Mrs. Mary J. Wotinoro, Uoston; Mrs. I'boebo A. Noble, Mouton ; and Mr.s. Annnbelle Woodbury of Brattleboro, Vermont. F : ire in Transformers. Tho most sultry, depressing day in tho memory of the oldest resident was brought to a cloHe yesterday in a dramatic manner through the. calling of tho fire department, to nxtinuuisb a hhr/o in tho building of the Pacific J-iight A- Power Company. A short lime before the fire bell was rung the power ceased in all places where electric power i.s used for tin; operation! of machinery, owing to the burning out of tlin IraiiHformer. Tho transformer burned out with a heavy ex plosion. Mrs, Potter, who lives next door, saw tho smoke and flatnuB and gave the alarm. Oliver Login), the company's man, watt out of town reading meters and (Juy M. Fairly was notified. No water was used to ex- tinguiHli HID bla/.o MS the water would have carried the curvotit ami have burned Ihe holder of tho host). Mr. Fairly Hung Hand on tho burning parts and smothered tho Hume. During tin.- early part of tho i-voning tho town was in darkness. RIFLED MAIL BOXES. Il is a serious olVcnse lor any person to lainpir with I'ailed Stales mail. Whenever any oll'cnsc of this aatur •• curs, the government prosecutes without considering extenuating circumstances ns a rule, and especially i.s it impressed upon children that the boxen containing mail in the rural districts shall reinahi inviolate. (In Wednesday morning of I his week a voiingMci' less Mian twelve years of aye, in Ihe Irwindale rural delivery di-- trii'l, opened lioxes and appropi ial i-<l and desti'nxYii twenty let lei's. His name is.lame* .Marl int/. and his t'ril h-'r of the same name, \\as employed in a n--a!'!>v liel.l a I I hi- ! i in.-. The fain l' N a re re >| laltle .Mexican-, .pf A J u-.:i. As -.>p>n ;l - ;! vv :!-. k ll-i'.V II I hal I In- |P"\. s ha<i IM-.-II l il|p pi. I in- n:a il ca n I- r I eii-i.h.oii-.i to I'-p-.! m.-i-l . i \l ;ii I new - a I i o\ iu:t. iv I.-- i n ! il . II c PIMII a II ll a t "ii » I t il I II M'. •- 'PI! W I i j i .i ! !.,. I'.-ial •.,•!•>. i,-.- ai I..-- Ai;-.•!- -., I a i;. i ' i,. • : 11 -. [.. . t ' o . - a 11 i - • -', i' I • > I i s\ 111.1.-1 i i • i in MI. -. 11 a ' i i \ , I n -• 11 -. [ n •,- P . o a n > I I' .~l ma .' .-r M a ' ' lu-vv •- I.PI'.-I l i :i I hi- IP--v an.I. » 11 a !ii - la! ii.-r pr.--.eiil . ,p,e-t ion. d ii- m l-p^e! N Tii.- 1,0 > aiiniii IP .! rhi- a.-I ON RECORD FOR PROGRESS Ten To One Vote For Good Roads by Covina Commendable. Tllf S?:i,nO(J, (>()(! HOOP-! rnsfls bmi'ls 1 for Los Anvt'lc-'-j county \\t;rn c'Hrrii.'d hy a J.hri:<! t.o I/IK; votrs ill, I hi; filcfrt, ion Special Val ues taku ; hr;t- float- : Now thfit it. is nil over, lol.'.s t.hf: Larincrs flown and fihdkr;. marls mi'iiiiH lr:HH 1'Jncksiiakfj for thf; two r;;ti!<' h-riion wr-igoii, ((•i 1 v/alkinu for 1tn: om!S Ki\en & ff hy l.hf .Justin; <if the Pr-firr;, If^s Kn«olin<' Mini jimfsinity, and the lend- ernhip of the eiilin- Htntr; of ('nlifor- nia in ro.lation to HHIIC j>i'ornot.ion, Tho result of the poll in Covina nlarefl this town in the rieml-lincH of (he ret.iirriH. "Covina nearly ten to one," sayt the Tinier. If the same inelination Inwards public spirit, i.s applied right, along at, homo tho town will be one of tho attraction?) j advertiser! all over thn country, and l that, spirit, i.s going to prevail. The j HigiiH all point to it. The owners of! automobiles till worked like the j superintendent of a Hunday-sohool at, a picnic:, and all the stray onea who i would have stayed at homo wore i given a refreshing ride to tho polls. (,'ovina ctiHt, 'JOD ayes and 21! noes in I the ril,y; the vole outside of tho city! WIIH 122 ayes and 17 noes- 'I'll to •10. And this magnificent vote despite the fact that Covina had somo reason to feel "offish," but resolutely gulped it down. Oovitiu has never been in sympathy with the highway commission in regard to running the highway along the line of tho Pacific Klec.it.rlc railway, but Thursday's vote shows that, no rancor remains. I, e.| S .40 Mi N '- Ital uti'lerwe.-ir 25 Men '••• liea\ > uork shoes 1.8!) Spi-ei;;| >•;!..)U \V. I,. Douglas tan shoe- and OxforiN 2.85 Mnv-s' .*:!.,"M elk MIOCS. newest last 2.85 C)i,| 1,-idiis' Ciiint'nrt shoes, ruldier In el-. 1.95 ' Idlili i n 's straw sailors, value "lOe (., .f I..-,.-( at 1.25 Men's "-triiw yachting hats, value Tele to ^L'.OO 40 A oro'i check gingham 05 Fancy ribbow, value fiilc to .*I.nu (Friday only) 25 Men's and women's holeproof hosiery, six pairs guaranteed to wear six months. Reduced prices on ailfo gloves. Reduced prices on auto dusters. ({educed prices on suit-eases. Long taffeta gloves, open wrist, black and while 1.00 Cirover's sofe shoes for tender feet. Try a pair. Shirt waists reduced. I'arasids reduced. Xevv line Cooper's lisle union suits for men. H. F, D. Men's union suits. One half sleeve underwear for men. Ten dozen men's N'o-SIeeve athletic undershirts, value ;"JOc at.. .25 Boys' *:!.no tan Oxfords 1.95 I,adies' ('Ik-skin Oxfords, all si/.es, price cut to 2.95 BROADWELL I Want to Sell at Once Eight head of horses, all driving stock; yearlings and two- year-olds; good driver that's a bargain; also two work mares and four mules. W. L. GRIFFITHS Phone 3134 Covina 7-1 4t BEN F, THORPE CEMENT CONTRACTOR Manufacturer of CEMENT IRRIGATING PIPE ft to .1(1 inches in diameter General Cement Work of All Kinds Keinforded Concrete Buildings a Specialty Van!, We.«t Cypress Avenue Telephone 403 Good Groceries We carry a fresh stock of staple and fancy groceries. Our '•': vegetables are the best to be had. Our teas and coffees are j excellent. A large stock of canned goods, pickles, olives, j; hams, bacon and bakery goods. Try our butter. The Depot Grocery ROBT. CRENSHAW, Prop. IDendomc J. J. FITZGERALD, Prop. A FIRST CLASS COUNTRY HOTEL OUR SPECIALTY Chicken Dinner Wednesday and Sunday Convenient for Covina people and cheaper than can be prepared at home. Kissel Kar A car that sells for £2250 that will demonstrate and show as good material and workmanship as a $4000 car. 4 cyl., 40 h. p., speed 45 to 50 miles, won both events it entered at Pasadena-Altadena hill climb. Has Bakersfield road record of 4 hours and 45 minutes over horrible roads. Have a ride in one and you will be a Kissel Kar booster. Reo Automobiles THE CAR OF SERVICE Ask any of the many Reo owners CAN WE INTEREST YOU IN HAUSS Ai mm Leading manufacturers in that line in the San Gabriel Valley. Dealers in whips, robes, saddlery-hardware, and all equipments for horse and stable. Reasonable prices. High grade goods. Covina Harness &, Saddlery Co. COVINA Phone 1170 Shoe Repairing (o, Citrus Avenue Having recently installed the latest improved shoe machinery, I am now prepared to do all kinds of shoe repairing at short notice. Satisfaction is guaranteed in every respect. Men's sewed half soles 75c Ladies' sewed half soles fiOc Ladies' nailed SOc PRICES-.,-,,..;, ;, :,,.,.. Touring Car with top, $1450.00 Reo Roadster, 20 h. p., SI 100.00 Reo Runabout, $700.00 Also ag-ents for Wayne "30" 4-cvlinder and Kisselcar. Get a demonstration before buying-. REO Garage COVINA COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made daily. Orders in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Plione . Corbctt & Trimbell General BlaoksmitHing All kinds of general and heavy Blacksmithing. We manufacture Ridgers, Orange Racks iud Box Presses horseshoeing a Specialty Home Phone 65 Shop West Badillo St, Csvina IF YOU WANT ANY PAINTING KALSOMIMNG OR PAPER HANGING done, see me before you let your job. All work guaranteed and prices reasonable. Phone 51. C. H. Kistler 11 i. 'a- The Riggins Farm and Ranch 4 has sold a "right smart" number of mules, mares, colts, Jersey cows, work teams and hay since our advertisement of last week. We have a. few left. Better buy now. UP TO YOU TO GET BUSY RIGGINS FARM AND RANCH A! . 0>Y1NA. i'Al. SV. K'lifiilNS A SOX, Owners

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