Covina Argus from Covina, California on September 5, 1908 · Page 3
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TRY THE COV IN A FURNITURE CO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .fURMTURE OF FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. OUSTER, Manager Yoserrlti Valley. Yoscinilc Vnlley is now reached daily after short ami pleasant trip via Southern Pad lie, to Merced, Yoscmite Valley Railroad and 12 miles stapc ride. In formation may he had at Southern Pacific ollicc. Saturday Scribblings # * * * **###########*#*## It is a gloriously marvelous to watch the children in these towns of Southern California at play outside the school buildings through the bright, mellow days of the winter season so much akin to the early autumn of the Bast — always in the open air, rugged aud happy, (Hied with the life which comes direct from the sun — strong men aud women in the making. The jaded eastern business man owes it to the future of his family to bring them into a land where educational advantages are as good as those of bis own country, and where the conditions for physical growth are beyopd compare, Sidewalk buzzards, lining the public streets and gathering into depressing knots at street corners, where their croakings go on aud on until bed time, should take a hint from the poet of optimism of Indiana, who strikes a high note when he says: "It ain't no use to grumble and complain, 'Tis jes' as cheap to be cheerful an' rejoice; When God sorts ov»t the weather, an' sends rain — Wy rain's my choice. " The organization of a club for young men in Covina is progressing. It is an important to know bow to spend one's leisure time as it is to conserve energy for toil. Let's have a social and athletic club here, one that will be worth while. The affairs of a community's young men are more important than municipal credit. Like the sun-ripened apple as the summer wanes, the aged among us in the human family gradually and naturally loosen their hold, and the places wherein they were known "know them no morn forever." Covina has lost many of its aged residents this year. To grow old is la natural law, in the field, the forest or in the walks of men. No notice is taken by the Covina officials of the fact that automobiles seldom slow up in turning the busiest corner iti the town—at the junction of Citrus avenue aud Budillo street. There may be another frightful tragedy in the city. But what's the use of sacrificing livea in. advance of restricting high speed? The mockingbird haa become moon- mad again, and in the orchards may be heard pouring out his own intermezzo to the coming dawn. The flash of his wiugs is as silver in the moonlight. He has nothing but joy to impart. The world is all beautiful to him. The lesson is from an humble source, but apparent. The dilatory orange market in the East, caused the two seasons of winter and Hummer fruit to cnmo near to "breaking joints" this year. In a few years the orange industry iu California will bo so large that the market will be continuous, whatever the market conditions. A Coviua professional man has a bet placed that the electric line will be extended to Pomona before the coming June. Well, here's Imping that ho wins his bet. It means a whole lut to Covina. And also, what is the necessity for driving a machine at the rate of thirty miles an hour down a busy street? Life is not so tearfully brief. We've all got a few more minutes to live--unless an antomo- ni Ib bitH UH. Three old I usinous IK use:; have changed hands in the cad UNO weeks, the owners getting practically tlieir own prices. There are plenty of hiiHiiHs-j iiiKii v, ho have their e.ven on Covina. September ueddiiiK^ are popular in this climate. Ha\e you onieied yours yd': The tourist crop is almost ripe. Summer Excursion Rates. Summer excursion rate-s to Pacilic f.'oast will Vu- made from Ka»tcn: tt.-rri- t'.ry f.ir C'jinii)'^ -.ea.vjii. HasU will h,- OIK; f;.'e rati: i,f aixty dollai-, from Missouri River; sixtv-.->evi:n from St. Loui;,; »i.-venty-t\vo tifiy fr.jru Chica^i^ Jui.e iir.it to Scptcm her thirtivtli. Tickets at .lame rati:-> v.'ili l/c »o!'' f.-r n.-ii:i! Ka^trj./Liurl «.- .\.:u r.->i .t; -, f-.Jii. Pariti.j t: ,;>-t. "FOR THE PEOPLE," IS JUDGE McCOMAS Story of This Man's Life as Fighter and Criminal Prosecutor. "Been fighting for sixty-four yearn — still fighting. Yes sir, sixty-four years young and growing younger iu the service every day. Fighting to keep good men out of trouble ntid to put bad men whore the moths do not break iu and corrupt." Iu this manner does the genial, virile Judge Charles Carroll Mo- Comas answer the query in regard to the rumor that he intends to retire from the service of the county, aud from the practise of law, answers the question In his good humor fld, pithy way, in the same original vein which has drawn tho attention of countless juries to the argument be bad prepared for them— Fighting Judge McComns of the old school, of a school which brought out a class of men all too quickly passing from the familiar highways of California. Sixty-tour years of age and still the dramatic spellbinder of jurors, still the strong personality which has laughed many men into the penitentiary, which has ridiculed men out of the mask which covered their guilt. Judge Mo- Comas of the straggled iron-gray buir and Roman nose kens more of the history of the underworld in this state than any official living, aud is still adding to bia store of knowledge. Judge MtiCutnaS baS been In the office of the district attorney for eighteen years. At the present time he is District Attorney Fredericks' chief assistant, and may be found any day iu any part of the county, hammering away ardently, sifting out the facts iu the latest important crime, and getting the facts too, in spite of evasion and cunning. A MAN OF HEART. During the examination of Ollie O. Corley for the murder of Beale, held in Covina recently, one of the most prominent figures at the trial was McComas of the district's attorney's office, and when Justice Marshall decided that the man wan innocent and acquitted him, the old prosecutor accepted the decision cheerfully and dismissed the case immediately from his mind. In all the state of California there is not n man with a bigger heart than Judge i MoComas. He wants no man to suffer when innocent, but ho has the people of the state to represent aud does it conscientiously. Judge McConuis was born iu Jaspar oouuty, Illinois, in a little town which he calls Egypt, and Buys, as he fondly looks back to tho days of the old town of his boyhood, thiit, it was "a good place to move away from." It was as a very young man that he enlisted iu thn ll.ith Illinois Infantry when the war broke out betweeu the North and South, and for three years h« carried a nius- ket iu the most hotly contested battle ground of the war. He was one of (Jen. Stedman's division in Ciran- ger's coi-pn at tho battle of Chicka- muuKa, "bloody Chickarmtuga," as that battle was Galled. The second day of the battle McComas was in tho thickest, of I he awful scrimmage at Snodf/rass Hill, an engagement which is spoken of in history as one of the wildest and bloodiest of tho entire war. Thn rebel Longslrcct attacked this position lime alter time, and when the fighting was o\er "both sides ueic whipped." Mc- CoriiHH WHS oiift (if tin; men stationed near the top ot the hill ami In the afternoon <:t tin- -;ei-mid day was wounded in the li^ht thiyh. His account of the MIC! hod in which he K"l <>ut of (.ho lino of (Ire JH only one of the many dramatic harpeuings of the battle, hut between tho lines of tin' blunt old i lighter's description i-, seen tlicav,- j fill Buffering which lie experienced. | McfJomas says that lie lolled for a distance fin tl.e ground, and then at - j tempted to .stand and found his lej.' I pui-Hly/ed. His (41111 was too heavy for a crutch, and finding a slont i slick he hobbled in the direct ion ol the (,'nion rear, but fell by the road side and lay all night in the under : brush without food or water. in the morning hb managed to ciav,I into the otieu, where he waa picked up, I.ut it was not until after a feai ful (Me over corduroy i-intit that he Dually reached the hospital. It v.as f(,i;/;d that a sru.ill pocket did i"i.u/y in his trousers pocket had deflected t).e course of tin- bullet, thus ^ning a breaking of the hone. () \VS UK Vlf.fLAN'l KS. Jud^'e McC.ij.ai v.i:i adn.iit.-d to tho bar in Dccatur, Illinois, in 18(50. Ho was state's attorney in his county for several years. From Illinois ho moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was district attorney in the second judicial district when Governor Sheldon, who is now at Pasadena, was iu the gubernatorial chair of that, state. This was in the days of roughest border warfnrn, aud the young attorney's lifo was often in clangor from desperadoes whom he had brought to justice, or some of their friends. McComas tells a very interesting story of tho man whom he befriended in the desert and afterwards tried for murder. While on an expedition of his own, McComas oatno across a man and woman in the desert, suffering from the wind aud cold, who only had a little coffee and some crackers. MoComas bud shot down a prairie turkey, and after preparing it on the fire, took a goodly portion of it to the man and woman. It was SQUIO time after Hint be was passing through a rough border town, when he was recognized by tho people whom ho had befriended. The man was proprietor of the biggest, gam- blfng house in that section, and offered to back McComns in any way he should ask, either with money or with powder aud bullets in any fight he might get mixed up in. Tho honor WHS declined with thanks uvd they parted the beet of friends. Not long afterwards the gambler was finally caught red handed in a murder, one of many he had committed, and McComas convicted him. The Vigilantes, 'an organization of New Mexico who assisted the law in keep- lug order iu the wild country, took the man out of jail one night and swung him up to a cotton wood tree, for fear that he would have been rescued by his friends. During this trial McComas was threatened with death often by the friends ot tho desperadoes. The whole town was under military rule at tho time. CRIMINAL PROSECUTOR. Since coming to Los Angeles, McComas has prosecuted some of the most exceptional criminal oases iu the annals of California crime, one of them being the "Kid" Thompson caso, where a gang wrecked a Southern Pacific train and robbed the Wells Fargo strong box, aud numerous murder oases. At the present time tho district attorney's olllce is obliged to maintain eleven deputy district attorneys. It tons a thoroughly organized .detective force of its own, and prosecutes eases bef'orn two departments of the Superior Court, going all the time, four township justices aud four- city justices. Judge MoComas has been far up into Antelope, valley on cases, and into the. San Fernando, to Newhall and Lancaster and othor faraway places, where crime touches tho community. Tho judge has purchased a fine orange ranch nt Hnn Dimoa, and now makes it his homo, going back and forth to tho oflloo on tho train. The judge said recently that when he retired from tho district, attorney's ofllee l:o would still practice law, but would make his country homo his last "rnndovous," aud for that teason ho calls bis ranch by thin name. They Take The Kinks Out. "I have used Dr. Ktng-'a New Life Pills for many years, with increasing' satisfaction. They take the kinks out of stomach, liver aud bowels, without fuss or friction," says N. H. llrow, of Pittsfteld, Vt. Guaranteed satisfactory at C. F. Clapp's drug- store. 25c. Notlc* to Creditor*. Instate of G. \V. HepilOf. Notice is hereby g-iven by the undersigned administrator of the estate of G. W. Hepuer, deceased, to the. creditors of, and all persons having- claims against the deceased, to exhibit the same with the necessary vouchers, within ten mouths after the first publication of this notice to the said administrator of the above named estate, at the law office of Geo. L. Sanders, Room 325 Wilcox Building', L«os Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, which place is hereby designated as the place of business of said estate. Dated this 28th day of March, 1908. Thomas E. Finch, Administrator of aforesaid estate. Gto. L. Sanders, attorney for said administrator. The Green Marshall Company's Talk on Paint. We manufacture almost everything in the paint line and guarantee every article. Prices consistent with the quality of our goods. You will find our selected hard oil finish and pure mixed paints now on sale at C. H. Kistler's paint and wall paper store Phone No. 51. KILL™. COUCH AND CURB THI LUNC8 WITH Dr. King's New Discovery AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES. GUARANTEED SATISFACTORY! OR MONEY REFUNDED. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los Angeles 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. Through the wanner climate of the South, with its rice aad cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '4'), and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCHKNCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phone 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific L,os Angeles Ollice, <i(K) S. Spring St., corner Wixtli Clarence Allison Building Contractor Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. COVINA, CAL. H E A L D ' S ~ —- 014 South Grnntl Avenue, l*oi Annalist, Californin. Tho tfrc'iifoBl hiiHlncim training limlilullun in llm Huuth. Opun diirliiK Mm (fiillrn your. Wrllo for tmrtlciilrifH. J. W. I/AOKIOY, Ja t 4* * -Jf Why Don't You Move to Covina? •«• <$* -?» * 4* 4* -?M -*• *«• •8* * * 4- ~ • llOJ.I.h. 1 . J;h<.. K ST.'VKI.T Covina offers you liMnc-.iU--, at reasona!/.. -figure -,; mile., o! i^-aut iinll y •,haded -ttro-t,; ^,i i, cleolrie li^iti and ttl^nhoiics grammar and hi^h M:hoo!-, in every j»artiailar above, critici ,m; eh-<:tri<: and ,t'-ani transportation to and from l,<>^ A Covina will f^ivc you mountain v;<:nc.rv that i, a daily in-piratioti; a > iinnU: without lr<-,t-, ;uid un-.o.'iki-'l liy (</%-,; tn anfl well water in ahutiflan''!-. Upsides all the -, ( - id, -al i. rendition , in v/iii-'li to live, C'>viiia oll'.-r-, tli.- b,;-,t chaihA- to investor, the busitu--,i man, the ;.^rh uituri, l ;, rid horticult in i ,l. \Vliv don't yo.i , MIIJC h--r.- and enj^y lilc? Tm-; Ai<(,t;s will be. y'ad to furnish anyori.: inienMed v.-itii iurlhcr in lornjalion. «* 'I 4- * i i i i i i <t «l 3 i i

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