Covina Argus from Covina, California on August 8, 1908 · Page 1
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Covina, California
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Saturday, August 8, 1908
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H. M F\ H. RAFJRICK: —SKM.S— Hardware, Tinware, Stoves, Ideal Gas Stoves. Paints, Oils and Glass, Sherwin-Williams Paints, Guns and Ammunition, Peters' Shells. COVINA Overland Keen Kutter Roadsters The Finest Boys' Wagons at RABRICfrC'S HARDWARE ARGUS VOL COVINA, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY. AUG. 8, 1908. PROFESSIONAL CARDS C. H. WEDGWOOD ARCHITECT AND BUILDING CONTRACTOR Residence, Cieneya, near Grand R,F.D. box 204 Phone 3065 DOBT. P. UPDYKE, D. M. D. DENTISTRY Over Argus Office Covina, Cal. Phone 284 p. J. CMNE, —DENTIST— Office hours: 8:30 to 12, 1 to 4. Home Phone 47 Office: Bank Blk., - Covina, Cal. RoXIE E. BATES, M.D. Special attention given to treatment of diseases of women and children. Office and residence East College St., first door E. of First National Bank Office hours: 8 to 10 a. m. 2 to 4 p. m. Phone 288 Covina, Cal. [)R. WILLIAM CAPPS Office hours 1 to 5 p.m. Forenoon will be given to making calls in city or country. Office over First Nat'l Bank, Covina. Residence Hotel Vendome Office phone 75 Res. phone 1075 REED & JENNINGS, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS J. D. SEED G. D. JENNINGS 8-10 a m 10-12 m 2-4 p m, 7-8 p m 4-6 p m ' Offices in Reed blk., Phone 40. Resi, deuce pf Dr. Reed E. BSdillorst Ph&h* 48; Residence of Dr. Jennings on .Reynolds addition, E. Badillo St. Phone 299. COVINA, CAL. £)R. J. C. GOODELL OSTEOPATH Phones: Office 175; Res. 23 Hours 9-4 First Nat. Bank Bldg. Covina, Cal, QEO. H. SKIDMORE ARCHITECT The Vernon, Myrtle Avenue Phone, Red 296 Monrovia, Cal QEO. L. SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW Offices 325-333-335 Wilcox Building, Telephone, Home 425 LOS ANGELES, CAL, Saturday's in Covina. Office Argus Block, FUED ENDS IN TRAGEDY ANDREW M. PENCE ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Notary Public Phone 1039 Reed Block Covina, Cal. QR. O. T. AMYRAULD VETERINARY SURGEON AND DENTIST Graduate McGill University, Montreal Office and Res. San Bernardino Road Phone 1016. Down town office, Keefer's L,ivery. Guy E. Fairly Electrical Contractor Everything in the Electric Line Call and .ice my fixture room equipped with the be.->t line of iixti:re.i in tht vulley. I.',.-. Angeles priccn. Of]ice with H. I J . Garrison's Hicyi )e Miop Citrus Avt. Rancher Beale of Walnut Center Fatally Wounded. With the entire contents of a thirty-eight calihre five chamber revolver emptied into his body, W. F. Beflle, a well known nud prosperous rancher of Walnut Center, near Cuvinii, dropped to the ground shortly after four o'clock Thursday afternoon la- tally wounded, and his assailant, Ollie O. Corlev,a ranch foreman, drove immediately to Covina and surrendered himself into the bauds of Constable Fairly, admitting the act, .but claiming that the shooting was done in self defense. Beale lay where he fell in the alfalfa at the rear of Elmer E. Cook's residence until the arrival of Dr. Reed of Covina, when be was taken to the home of Claude L. Congdou, where his wounds were dressed. Drs. Reed and Jennings of Covina summonedDrs. E. R. Smith and C. W. Anderson of Los Angeles, and the consultation resulted in the dying man's removal to the California hospital, where his tremendous vitality caused him to linger through the following night and day. Under the surgeon's probe it was discovered that Beale had been struck three times in the back, the bullets tearing completely through bis body, piercing the stomach twice, the abdominal wall and intestines once and bursting the right kidney. Two bul letsjeDtered at each eide of the verte- bre column and one below the bawe'o the spine. Two other bullets took effect in the back of each hand. When Beale was taken from the operating table at the hospital late Thursday night, Dr. E. R. Smith slated that there was no possibility of his recovery, but yesterday Bealo showed the wonderful vitality of his perfect constitution, and rallied, talking with the physicians. The surgeon then said that if the man continued to live for the next three days that there might be hopes of recov-ery. Corley was arraigned before Justice Marshall of Covina on Thursday night and released on bonds of $1500, bonds being furnished by his employer, Elmer E. Cook, and Claude L. Cougdou, brothers-in-law of the wounded man. Corley is the son of State Senator J. W. L. Corley of Oklahoma, and has been roughing it in California, working as ranch foreman for Elmer Cook since October 29th 190G. The shooting was precipitated, according to Corley, through an attack made upon ijini by Beale while he was at work driving a mowing machine in Mr. Cook's Held of alfalfa. The affair was the culmination of an old grudge, which baa embroiled several families in that: vicinity since April of this year. Both Uealo and Cook live in the heart of the splendid wal nut arid alfalfa district which ha.s boon reclaimed from tho desert, in the last three'years. Tho two men mar ried siaterH.of Claude L. Cungdon, who lives across tho road from them. Cook's homo is one ot tho fluent in that section, Hitd tho three 1111:11 own nearly the whole territory in the | heart nt Walnut ('outer. Mrs. Ueale, : the wounded man's \\lfo, i.s left, with a small .son six yours old, and ih prostrated by tho awful trarlgody. Mrs. IJealo stated atfer the ahooUng that she had been living in dread of bloodshed, and the four had ruined her health. Tho preliminary ex aminutiun of Corley has heen wet by Justice Marshall for Monday mum- ing at ton o'clock, but in the event that tho wounded man should linger in lite until that time thu oxamina ition will bo postponed until Thursday , at the sumo hour. On receipt of newn | of Uealti'b death, .Justice Marshall will order Corley re-arrested. (Jor- ley will be arraigned on the charts of aesault with a deadly weapon, juhifih will Ui chanted it Heule ;ii*-s : There were no witne.-se-i to the ' shooting, therefore ail evidence iniiM. \>n of previous characlei afi-1 cir uumstuntiul. START OF FEUD. On April 1, Mr. Cook states that bis brother-in-law, Boale, was engaged in breaking a young horse, and became infuriated, throwing the animal to the ground, where ho proceeded to stamp ou the horse's haad with his heel. A young ranch band- by the name of Mohr, in the employ f Mr. Cook, ran across the rond and remonstrated with tbo maddened man. Mohr was struck twice in tho face with a loaded horsewhip by Beale, and being only a lad was unable to defend himself. Beale is an exceptionally powerful man, weighing over two hundred pounds and n giant in strength. Conk and Corloy, tho latter being Cook's foreman, rushed across to save the hid, and Cook struck his brother-in-law twice, sending him to the ground. The fight ended, but the following Sunday, Benle was driving by Cook's honse during the time that Cook's family, together with Corley and Mohr, were in the front yard playing croquet. Beale dismounted from bis cart and came to the gate. "I want to know if you — — — think I'm treating this horse all right today?" is what Cook says Beale shouted to them. Bealo then drove t,he entire gathering into the house, and threw stones, clods of earth and croquet balls through the window. Cook was caught by the crazed giant and struck twice in the face. Beale then left the yard. Later in the month Foreman Corley was mowing in Cook's alfalfa field, and went to Beale's pumping plant for some oil, thinking that Beale was not there. Beale saw him enter the building and following, *'"^ defenseless man. Claude Congdon arrived in time to prevent a tragedy^ and succeeded in coaxing the weapon from the rancher's hands. From that time until the shooting no hostilities occurred, but Mrs. Beale, wife of the wounded rancher, states that she has been ill through fear since April, as hnr husband has acted like a maniac, grinding his teeth and cursing whenever he caught sight of any of his neighbors with whom he had the fuod. BLOODY CLIMAX. The enmity between tho families reached a climax at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Corley, who is only 23 years of age, was running a mowing machine In the alfalfa hack of Cook's house. Beale was busy in his walnut nursery on tho opposite side of the road. Boule spied Corloy at work, and according to Corley's Btory, ran across tho ntreot and into tho field, whore he hold up Corloy with a horrible curso. "By (!od, I've got you now," IH what Corloy says Bnalo said to him. Bpalft had a pockotknifo upon whon ho rushed upon Onrley. Hinco tho trouble, early in tho spriiiK. whon Beale had threatened to kill him, Corley carried a gun. Cnrloy says that Bflulo chased him threo tirri"H around the machine before ho pulled MH gun. Oorlev then fired five times. Tho fh'Ht two biillots took effect in both Beule's hands, the third struck him in the. back aa ho was turning, and tho fourth lower down near tho base of the spine. Boalo wan removed to (ho home of Claude L. Congdon. and Corley went to f'ovinii arid Hitrr .iiidcrcd. foil stable Fairly found the knife belonging to Bealo in tho alfalfa i"ar where he lay, the lilado open, and covered with dirt whore it had plunged into tho eorth. f/'orley has been in tho employ of Mr. Cook since October 20. The young man has hreu rotiuhing it i" California. Hinco, criming to the ranch bis employer Ma(cn that he has hfiftii most exemplary in his l,<- havior. Mr. Conk al^o states that lioale in not a drinkini/ man, and can only ctUrihut<: his action-* to iimacity brought. siLout by a violent temper. Mr. Cook says that, while tho hov Mohr remained with him ,'ifler the .affair in Aj.iil, ho did i\>\ d/ue to | send hint alone, fiom hi-, (irc-.ence. I at, he was nitain that. Ijeale would him. Voices From the Sepulchre. "Tho old guard dies but nnvor surrenders!" Somewhat like Minor Hicks of Bakorsfleld, who lay buriod while food was thrust to him through a tube, tho Democratic party of Covina has hoard Gabriel 'n trump (what is trumps anyway?) from Lincoln, Nebraska, and is pmcrging from tho sepulchre. It is eminently right and fitting that tho Democratic party of Covina should choose tho local gas office as tho plaou to hold forth, and on Tuesday evening a pushing, surging crowd, which six policemen vainly endeavored to hold in check, stormed tho doors, eager to pledge itself to tho doctrines of Jefferson, who has boon .so long and so peacefully dead. Joll'orflnn is dead wo moan, not the Democratic parly. Oh dear no! It is rumored that soon there will bo phonographic speeches of tho mighty commoner of the wind-swept plains shipped to Covina --their master's voice. The Democrats of Coviuii (doesn't it sound funny to speak of Democrats in Coviua) have circulated a paper throughout this district, and tho result is that 102 names have been obtained, which tho loaders plcuso themselves by terming "members" of tho Bryan-Korn club. A forceful talk was given by Col. J. W. Riggins, which was received with enthusiasm. The club will moot this evening, August 8th, at tho water and gas offices. Tho following officers were elected : J. W. Riggins, president; R. A. Welch, secretary; L. L. Ratnkin, first vice-president; |J.. R. Elliott, second vice-president; E. U. Smith, third vice-president; G. II. White, treasurer. Executive committee; D. R. Peters, chairman; R. A. Welch, liott, Oscar Miller, E. U. Smith, J. W. Cartel and O. F. Trelut, Banish the Warm Meats This Hot Weather 117/v cook r/>/r/ s/i'tt' and fret and tire \oursclj all out these hot da\s of summer, u'heti you can //rv/.sr the folks as rcr/Y, /;/ fact more so, With Canned Meats, The Market's Best, Veal Loaf Chicken Loaf Lunch Tongue Sardines PreserOed Bloaters AnchoOies Kippered Herring Mackerel Salmon Try it once and mark the results. Gasoline Gossip. BY B. M. GIVEN. F. K Wolfarth wakos up in tho night to wonder why Frank Smith over lot that Reo go at such a price. Ho says it is built like a watch and is a wonder. And speaking of wonders, 1 wonder why VVolturlh carries that dinglo datiglo Walorhury on tho dashboard? John M. Smith- you Hiiroly know John M. Smith; lives down on San Bernardino avonuo (out-of-town votersalwuys go to "Smith's bam" to cast their ballots). Well, UH 1 started to say, ,]«hn M. Smith simply paruli'/od his bank account last week for u now Peerlens four cylinder touring car, and ho got value received all right, all right. The garages won't make very much on .John M. for repairs. J. C. Walters, who lives pretty close to "Quality Hill," believes in taking time by the forelock. Ho hasn't an automobile, hut ho him a guHolliic tank and has laid In a supply of lubricating oil. Now don't you think the agent who lands him ought to split |I!H commiHsion with yiinrH truly'. 1 ' The tip is a good one and 1 need the money. That Autmrn belonging to K. M. Douglass gels over it lot oi giound in a week and has hardly any trouble. Hut a couple, of da.VH ago Miss Dniitf I HUB was acting as chauffeur oh goo! how can I toll about it? I promised Mihs Minnie Cook I wouldn't mention her niii/io and that, <;uls me out of a beautiful article. Have you seen A, I'. Kerckhoff lately? He is famous for driving a • measly two cylinder Ron to beat the ! band. Well hush! A. 1'. IIIIH blown • hiinHolf for a great IJJK Marnioii and | dne«n'l. Hpeuk to common folks any more. Don't, try to attract hinalleji i I ion; his head IH op in the ail and i he won't see, you. Mrs. Kerekholl in •away and Mr. K thinks he is IT temporarily. What is tho matter with Will Griffiths, getting dopey or what? lie le't liih machine in front of Nash'u : drug st'<r«- and went to li VHI ; twenty I four houis that, "hut/bib" obstjijcted 'the hJKn'.vay. Will .-<;».y-i he v.iin at 'tending a Slag parly «i\en l,y I'eiry Whiting in Los Angeles. Mayl.o Hint, e<|,lainti things Stag | allies aie in.i fii-,1 aid-, to memory Ky a ju^ full. tit|i<*t ttal ionoljftotib, *r '*/ ' 2JL.COVI N A ^^ ^<F >... •'-'• f , • , ; . . DIRECTORS OFFICERS G. E. Anilurnoit C. F. Claiip ,T. K, KllloU W. II. Holllilnjr A. I'. Mnrr.ii II, Hnlltnim W. II. HOM.IDAY, I'nmlrlont II. M. HniiH J. O. MoiiHD 0. Mmiofoi! MARCO IT. Iirci,I,MAM, Vl«u I'roH. J. U. KI,I.,IOTT. Vl<!<! I'roM. W. M. (JltlHWOU), CiiHhlur J. C. IIUTCIIINHON, AHH!.. Ciwlilor Capital and Surplus $90,000.oo Covina \Dalky Savings IBank Covina, Cal. DIRECTORS OFFICERS G<«>. K. An<l»rm>ii W. II. Unlll'luy A. I'. KKKCKIIOKK I'lrMl.lrnl. J. K. KllluU It, M. Holm,-,- ||. M. IIOIJKKU, Vlrn I'rrHliloiil. Murco II. Ilnllinuii A. I'. Kmvlilmir J. C. IIUTCIIINHON, Cimlilm- W. M. GIMMWOM), AxHt. Cunlil..-? Capital and Surplus $42,000.oo J $$5$«^W Don't Cook Yourself A hot fire will cook a good meal^'and a hot kitchen will cook the good wife. Don't Do It Use Gas and be comfortable and happy.

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