Covina Argus from Covina, California on September 12, 1908 · Page 7
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T RY THE GOVINA FURNITURE GO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .rilRMTURE OF flOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. O. CUSTKK, Manager Yosetrlti Valley. YosiMiiite Valley is now reached daily after short and pleasant trip via Southern Pacific to Merced. YoscMiiite Valley Railroad and \1 miles sl,v.r<; ride. In formation may be had at Southern Pacific ollice. SUPERSEDED BY VALENC1AS Navels Passing Out Slowly in This District. Gossip of the Trade. A. Wright of the Fruit World has been making a pilgrimage through Coviua, Charter Oak and San Dimas, and ho has some cheerful things to say of the district, of course. He says : I traveled through Covina and Sau Dimas this week. This is what might be called a near foothill country. It's on the level, but near the hills. The trees all look fresh and green iu this section and the orange trees seem to be treated differf.utly hfire than in some parts of the State. Nearly every tree ia low headed and the lower branches rest on the ground. This renders every tree self-supporting when heavily loaded with fruit and there is no need of props. If there is any disadvantage it is that the cultivation cannot be carried close to the tree. ' 1 am not enough familiar with cultural conditions to know whether this is iu any way essential, but have certainly read that it was best to trim the tiee high enough to allow the soil breaker a chance to get near to the trunk. I noticed that many were irrigating and I came in contact with enough growers to know that they believe in giving their trees plenty to drink and plenty of food. Quite a number spoke of the necessity ot lots of water and lots of commercial fertilizer. Particularly do they advocate a generous treatment of the old trees, which will show a tendency to go back in production if at all neglected. The Covina district produces a very fine quality of Valencia that appears to be without the woody pulp and is full of sweet juice. They do not claim that their nave). is up,, to other districts, but they do think that their Valencia is the equal of any, and I am inclined to agree with them. They tell me they get some fog at Covina, and it appears to substantiate my former conclusions, i. e., that the best Valencia and the best lemon is raised in a damp atmosphere, that is where there is a certain amount of fog prevailent at times. I do not mean to infer that the Coviua country is afflicted with fogs, but we iu California,' who live •within a certain distance of the sen- shore, know what a high fog means and we know that without being wet or disagreeable it is cooling and moistening. Further in the interior, as at Kedlauds, Riverside and in the northern orange districts, the fog rarely penetrates, and in consequence their navels are par excellent while their lemons and Valencia?) are not up to the standard of the less dry country. Manager C. E. Crawford of the Co- viua Orange Growers' Association, states that they are winding up the Valencia season and that they will ship twenty cars this month. This association is connected with the Exchange und is composed of eighty growers, who control 800 acres of citrus fruits, the bulk of them being navels. They ship in all TiOO cars a year, and have had a very good Beason. There is very little ten- df-ucy for the Valencia to turn green in this locality as nearly all of the soil ib of a light nature. What its grown on heavy hoil ia shipped the earliest and thus they have very little to contend wi'h in this line. The California Citrus Union will ship about three more cars from Covina, but are doing no packing at the present time. Manager K. O. Simpson is one of those who believe that the old trees are going back and producing lesy fruit, even thouuh they may be increasing in eize and it looks to him as though they had reached the limit of their bearing capacity in spite of any care that might be given them. Kaid Mr. Simpson, "Take the grove of the Houser Brothers, as an instance. Their orchards receive the very bent of care, plenty of fertilizer and plenty of water, but they produced lest this year than lant and i( ss, last year than the year bffort-. It is. true that the output from i'oviua was litiht all n.iiud last jriir, t.u' ir is the old orchards that aie talliiiK <,ff ami then- are in /I ein-.igh nea otieb tu biiijg up thu avt-irigt. Mr. At,wood of tin- Covina Citrus Association is nuother man who be- lievna iu commercial fertilizer nucl also who belioves in the future of Co- viua nn a producer of Valencias. lie says that it is tho Valencia proposition that counts hi this section ami that all Valencia growers will have a bumper crop next year. Navels will be just a fair crop with no increase over the season just passed. Mr. Atwood does not believe that the old orange trees are going back and states that it is a question of care and plant food and that he lias seen twenty Held boxes taken from an old tree this summer. Asked regarding the increase in Valencia holdings he says: "I do not believe that the tinio will ever come when we will raise too many Valencias. We can ship Valeucias in March and April and I have always predicted that this would be done. The Valencia is a fine keeper at that time and will ship without the necessity of icing. I believe that it w'ill be preferred to the navel orange and that it will bring better prices in the same market when both varieties are in their prime." I believe that Mr. Atwood is too optimistic and that the wish is father of the thought. If quantities of Valencias are brought into direct competition with great quantities of navels and the market is not ready to assimilate them that prices will be low on both varieties and that Valeucias will suffer the most. At tnat time the navel is at its verv best and the Valencias cannot have attained the perfection it afterwards reaches, and so is not iu its prime. P. M. Chapman was away from home but his foreman, Mr. A. Cashley, stated that they will ship two cars of fruit before the season closes. F. M. Chapman is a brother to C. C. Chapman of Fullerton, and T was surprised to learn that both shipped the Old Mission brand.- Mr. Chapman has eighty acres iu his ranch and within four years he has rebudded all of his trees so that today he has nothing but Valen- cias. This has made his production light during that period but .in "the past"he has put up a~s" many as eighty cars of navels and will in time pack that many Valencias. A light crop of Valeucias from the new trees amounted to eight cars this season but a great increase is looked for next, year. The Exchange house at Charter Oak was open but there was nothing doing. There was Home fruit in UIH house but tho manager was away and nothing could be learned from the man in charge. ! heard that the manager's name was Hogandyke and i wondered if bet was Dutch and if so, where ho got the Hogan and if lie was Irish what he needed ol the dyke. No offense meant but it is a peculiar name. The Han Dimas Lemon Association is shipping a ear a day and has about twenty-live cars on hand. Their output for the season will run close to 000 cars. This house IK very much crowded for room and will have a new house before next season. The present house is clone in to tho little town and there is no further room to expand, the business having grown much more than was anticipated. Manager I-'. H. Harwood ways that if tliev had known as much about the growth of the concern they never would have built on tho prose lit site, but won hi have gone where there WHS inure land available. Han Dhiias produce* a very j.'oi;d \ lomon, but this spring they were 1 obliged in Homo oases to allnw tho i fruit to obtain too largo a HI/.O on i account of thoir inability to handle the crop promptly. This condition • will bo obviated when tho now house ; is completed. i Mr. Harwood is one that believes that the California grapefruit has a i futurf;, and while admitting that wo cannot compote with Florida in this fruiu ho thinks that there is a timo j aftor the Kloridas aro out of the way when there would be a very proflt- ! able maiket for the beat from California. He ih backing his opinion by planting a few acres in MM own I orchard. 1 fet-l hurt- that Mr. .1. K. Drumni of the San Dii;;ar Citrus Association will pardon me wU-n I rfcti-r to the condition I found hin. i" Ho hud U-en plowing in hi* orchard with a pair ot uiulea, rtiiJB behind the Lack ah i.s coiiiij.on, when tho v. hifflctreo broke and Lo v.in pulled <,\er the pl-:w outo the gr.iJiid, face d,v. i,. ward. He had been irrigating, and the ground was soft and mushy, and HO, as the mules did not run, he was not hurt, but he still had some of the S'lil of good old California scattered over his face. Beginning this week, the association had a doxen cars of Valen- cias on hand, and will nearly clean up this week The fruit is in very good condition, and sizes are not apt to bo laige iu this locality, though the same canr.ot be said of navels. The coming navel crop should be 30 per cent, over that of last year, as it w«s under the usual figures. This conc-rn ships seventy cars of Valencias a year. This association will bold a stockholder's meeting on Friday, September 4, and among other things the questions of installing an icing and precooling plant will be taken up. Many are in favor of it, and nil concede the value of such a plant, but as the monetary consideration is large there are some who are inclined to doubt the wisdom of making the expenditure at the present time. The experience of the East Highland Citrus Association will probably have some weight in favor of the venture. Glenn Spence of the Spence Fruit Company, is «u oldtimo friend that I had not seen for a long time. My fault and it will not happen again. Mr. Spence reports that he is enlarging the house et Monrovia and expects to do a good business at that point the coming season. Mr. Spence is a heavy cash buyer and will be out after that kind of business again this year. There is certainly some advantages in the cash business that may well be considered from the grower's point of view. The seller takes no risk of market fluctuations, decayed fruit or eastern blizzards but gets his money right on the nail and he should certainly be pleased to see the man who was willing to take a risk, make a little easy money on his deal. No concern is in business through philanthropic motives. If I sell a man anything from a shotgun to a house lot I am pleased to see the other follow make something on the deal. The Independent Fruit Company came into existence five years ago and apparently came to stay. President, Pann states that this concern has houses at Covina, Riverside, Anaheim, Alhambra, Pomona, Sangar and Axusa avenue. They are now handling upward of 500 cars a year. Mr. Pann has been through the fruit, game from the ground up, first being employed in orchnrds around Riverside seventeen yoars ago. Ho was afterward cashier for the Ruddock-Trench Company and left: that, concern to organi/o tho successful Independent Fruit Company. Mr. Pann believes that the orange output from the north will increase so rapidly that northern oranges will be going to the markets in volume at the time tho southern navel should start. He predicts that, this will have the offsets of stopping the early shipment of our sour oranges from the southern districts, and it may mean that the south will havo to handle two or three thousand cars at a later date than has been tho custom heretofore. They Take The Kinks Oul, "I have used Dr. King's New Life Pills for many years, with increasing satisfaction. They take the kinks out of stomach, liver and bowels, without fuss or friction," says N. H. Hrow, of Pittsfield, Vt. Guaranteed satisfactory at C. F. Clapp's drug 1 store. 25c. Notice to Creditors. Estate of (i. \V. Hepner. Notice is hereby given by tho undersigned administrator of the estate of li. W. Hepner. deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having- claims ;iguinst the deceased, to exhibit the same with the necessary vouchers, within ten months after the first publication of this notice to the said .idministrator of the above named estate, at the law office of Gco. L. Sanders, Room 325 Wilcox" Building, Los 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, W08. 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 TNI LUNC8 WITH Dr. King's New Discovery PRICB -^- - BOc A $J.OO. S Trial Bottlu Free AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES. FOR C8!!& HS 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 ICast without change of cars. Through the wanner climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of M'J, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." 1). B. SCJIKNCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TKAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phone 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Oflice, (iOO S. Spring St., corner Sixth , Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. Building Contractor COVINA, CAL. H E A L D ' S -~-~ 614 South Grand Avenue. Lot Anifnleci, Califorliin. Tho irri'iilfHl. liiiHliiemt iruiniiiK limUtullcm In tluiHoiitli. Open durltiK Ihu i-iitlro your. Write for luirtiiMilurH. .1. W. I.AiiKKY, Miin»Ri-r. «*• * # f* #t Why Don't You Move to Covina? * * * f •*• 4* Hr* * 44* 44- •f 4- * !•*• Covina offers you home-sites at reasonable figures; miles of beautifully shaded slree.lv, gas, electric li^hU and telephones grammar and high schools in every particular above criticism; electric and -,team transportation to and from J,os Angeles. Covina will give you mountain scenery that is a daily inspiration; a climate, without fronts and tin , jaln-d \,y fog->; mountain and well water in abundance. Besides all these ideal conditions in which to live, Covina offer, the |,e,t chance to the investor, the business man, the agriculturist «nd horticulturist. Why don't you come here ;<n<l enjoy life? Tin-. AJM.TS will be g.'ad to furnish anyone interested v/ith further information. •fr 44- 4* 4-

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