Covina Argus from Covina, California on September 19, 1908 · Page 8
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WATER CONSOLIDATION BENEFITS IRWINDALE Irrigating Company Will Build Large Reservoir, Pacific Electric Plans New Depot. Remarkable Sub-Divisions in Ten Years, Two important matters pertaining to Irwindale, coming to public notice within the past two weeks, point accurately to a decided change in conditions in the future for this beautiful settlement. One is the consolidation of three private pumping plants of heavy capacity into the corporation known us the A/.tma Irrigation Company, and the other is that of the promise of the Pacific Kleelrio railroad to build a passenger and freight station at this point, providing land is supplier! them /or this purpose. Irwindale is in a unique position compared with other communities in this section. It practically has no central point, but is a village scattered prettily among oranges and walnut, groves, having long avenues flanked with eucalyptus and cypress a village which has devoted itself to the soil without thought of civic organization, but neverless one: of the most delightfully situated places in the valley, WATEK C< >NS<>MOATH>N. Until a few days ago there, were several high-power pumping' plants operating for private interests. The Irwindale f/and it Water Company, situated on the land of 1C. K. Coffman, was supplying water for about 35,0 acres. The well had a capacity of oO inches with a. Worlhington steam pump. The Orange Avenue Land A Water Company was supplying water for about •tOO acres with a centrifugal pump. The largest of the three stations is the Cypress Avenue plant, operated by a heavy steam engine and furnishing 150 inches to the minute. All three of these plants were purchased outright by the A/.iusa Irrigation Company, and the Cypress avenue plant will be maintained by them in active work, while the. others will be used as auxiliaries in case of an extremely dry season. The Orange a venue plant will be the station relied upon as auxiliary to the Cypress avenue plant. The consolidation is an important step in progress for the village of Irwindale. The A/usa Irrigation Company was incorporated August 23rd, 1886,and at the present time has 215 stockholders. These are all situated west of Covina, and the territory watered is about 5,000 acres. The company has a reservoir on Bonita avenue which is one of the largest in this vicinity, and into this immense basin the water is run in by night and used for irrigation purposes during the clay. Water is considered by this company as being a. part of the land rights. Therefore, any person buying an acre of land is entitled to three shares of stock in the irrigating company. The capital stock, of the company when formed was 12,000 shares, and of this amount all but about 1,000 shares has been taken up, so that all the land covered in the district of the company, with the exception of a very little which is not tillable, is under a system of excellent irrigation. \V. R. Powell is the president of the company, and the remaining officers are : (<\ A. Carpenter, secretary; directors, Daniel Rcich- ard.J. II. Simpson. It. K. Thorpe, W.W. Heth, K. K. lladuer, W. K. Powell and W. C. Ilendricks. The company has purchased two acres on the Simdgrass ranch in Irwindale, and will erect a reservoir there. It is not decided whether it .-.['.all be erected thi.s coining year, A NEW STATION' 1'aniel Keieharo^, one of the titst land owners in the Irwindale district states that he has been in negotiation with the Pacific Electric railroad for some time. At the point where a portion of his titty acres adjoins the Pacific Electric track, and in the most centra! part of the Irwindale di.striei, it is proposed i to erect the freight and pas:.<-nger dc-| pot. Mr. K'eichard .states that the of- ' fer made by the railroad is totlieellect that rln.iHMi will be spent in erect in:.; the bui'.ding and lavin;; trai ks. providing the land i-. d .ri hi'< >u, in 14 t"i ll'.e .site. TIu-> v. ill place 1r\\ i nil.i !<• det'i - llilely on the i ,,nle ol t lie K lee! i i. r, ad. Tin: matter i~ t'. be taker, up \sit!, the ei t I /.ells v I '. lie di.sl lie'. 11 w i iida le i s one ii| the largest .small ti'uit and v c;.; <• \ a \ -ic shipping points in the S.i n * la hi icl valley. r'roiu tii is station, .ioo.iluo piiinid.s of pot.'.toes were bhipped this year b, the California Vegetable I'nioii. totaling nearly one- third more than last year, which was considered at that time to he a banner year. The number of ears of potatoes ' was lol from Irwindale Mali.MI. This doe.s not include liuindalc and Walnut Cent*:' vegetable* stuupcd li'oin i-'. 1 Mi nte. as there were a number i,t c.ir.s shipped tlom tills p, iiit "V. ill:.; to the proximity l«r the tiMlsing lanc'eers. Nearly all the potatoes shipped from Jt'iMiidale eo to I'ulcjfado and Texas (and i nlcrmediate points, and at the , cnrl of the. (California potato season 'he i * | poitits to which the vegetables were shipper! begin to return their own pro< duet to this country. The Irwindale potato is far super!'.r to the Stockton potato. In fa<;( all the northern potatoes are large and coar.se, while the potato of this locality, even when heavily irrigated is of line interior tcxtim- a nrl j containing a high per cenlage of f tori •substance. Potato prices this year i stayed around seventy-live cents per ; sack, and proved to be as profitable a crop as alfalfa. From this district surrounding -111(1 including Irwindale over i one million pounds of potatoes were (shipped this year. While Irwindale has I been noted for its immense growth of strawberries, raspberries and other small fruits the acreage planter! to these crops is gradually diminishing as more profitable ci ops are found to take their places. In spite of this fact however, over two cars of strawberries left the, Irwindale district by the Pacific Klectric railroad each rlay for nearly two weeks during the small fruit season. These were sold in the Los A ngeles markets at a fair figure this year, although the crop was not so satisfactory as in other years, owing to the fact that vast acreages planted elsewhere yielded enormously* and the market was flooded. Irwin- rlale small fruit growers have marie a fortune in past years from the little strawberry and raspberry. (;(IM TKKIC HEIXIKS Irwindale is rapidly taking up with the idea of breaking the wind over the section with as many rows of eucalyptus and lir as is expedient. It is found that windbreaks of these valuable trees placed abou 1 an orchard rendered it practically immune from frost. Irwindale has never had a serious frost to injure or set back the orange and lemon trees. The valley which embraces Covina, A/uisa, (rlendora and Irwindale is almost ideal for the growth of citrus fruits, Irwindale has one advantage in being more ideal than any other of the towns nani-i ed, as the soil is ver}' rich arid easily cultivated, making- it desirable for small fruits. Mr. D. C. Mcnsing, owner of 40 acres in Irwindale, was one of the first to demonstrate that all danger from frost might be overcome through the planting :jf "windbreaks" of eucalyptus and firs. On his ranch he has set several windbreaks of this nature, and th-j whole community has followed suit to more or less extent. The irlea was of course not original with Mr. Mensing, but it was hitherto thought that oranges would not do well in the locality. Within the last ten years great individual holdings have disappeared in the Irwindale district. Nearly all the ranches range from live to fifteen acres, planted to oranges and lemons and walnuts. Scattered through the district are souio of the finest homes in the valley. It will not be many years before this settlement will he recognized as one of the principal shipping points on the Southern Paci- tic and Pacitie railroads. Trying as it does at the foot of the great watershed of the Sierra Mad re mountain.s, where 'for ages the silt from the San (iabriel river has covered the lind.il has pre- bably the richest land of any section, so rich in fact that al'liou^li millions of dollars worth of crops have been taken fiom it, yet it was only a few years ago that fertili/.er was known in the locality. The peculiarly (inequality of this silt has rendered it most adaptable for tlu growth of small fruits, and ha>> made the question of cultivating and irrigating a simple one. Cement Work All Kinds. I ha\n in my vanN in the n>nr of ! hi- <'ovin;t li rimit in,; ('oir.( any, IMISI ( 'i I ieye si I ei't , Celni 1,1 ilTUMliill pj|t> i ! all -.i/e* ivinlv tor in-lanl o"eliv i'!V I.el me fuililsli y. u estimates '•u ail cement einb.s and sidewalks, liiiiinlal ions, ele. l.oiijj yeais '•! *•>>• |'ei leiice in htytiiij cement in iyal inn |>i|'e. \i>n can MIi'ii money l,y seeing me. .1.\.MKS HOMIAM, I 1 , O. lin\ :il 1. Yards, I-'.. IVile^e St. , Covu.a. ; The Broadwell Store COVINA, CAL. ISWECT-ORR "WAIST OVERALLS.' There is a certain satisfaction about having even one's working clothes made right. Call and let us show you the famous Sweet-Orr working clothes and trousers. They fit and wear as no comrjion clothes do. I can show you a pair of corduroy trousers worn two years without a rip or tear. Made from best English corduroy, all sizes, stouts and slims. Do you know this Boy We have the goods you f) want for him. \Vaists. K. K. Pants. Clothing'. Cadet Hosiery. Shoes that don't wear out. Buy your staple sheetings, muslins, outings, long 1 cloths, nainsooks, denims, cotton batts, galateas, in Covina. Special prices by the bolt. We offer long silk gloves, black or white, 75c per pair. See our $2.50 suit case. See our 85.00 trunk. Special Shoe Bargains Boys' tan low shoes, welt soles, regular S3.00 values at $2.00 Boys' tan shoes $1.45 Boys' canvas shoes, oak soles fi.SO Men's W. L. Douglas 54.00 oxfords ..$2.75 Men's oil j^rain plow shoes $1.75 Several lines of women's 53.50 oxfords to close out $2.00 Girls' '-i heel vici kid oxfords $1.95 BREAD Light, Sweet and Wholesome FRESH EVERY DAY AT ,' CrensHe*\A/'s L Cake and Confectionery through valley daily. \ Tomorrow and every Sunday we serve an extra tine CHICKEN DINNER You niiikit no iiii.stiiktt in inii.nj ".Sam'iii 1 " for tnllitii; hair ;uni il:Uiil riitt'. At Nash's, rule |!tir l.hiit le. ' [ uill hold is,) tali inn) u iiil <• i .'nil , linnry opening i-n Kriilav, Sept. '_!.'> mill Satm il:iy, Se[ t Je, t • \s!,ieli all lt,c ladies e,t I'ovma ai.il \ieii.liy :u e in\ ii i ( | t" ei.u.e ami !i i k . v ••'.• Ill> sllowtii^ it U.e .seii>,.ll's ueivect «Jo&it!tii. Mi'j. Maiy l.eei rii'k. I II' YOl' WANT ANY PAINTING KALSOMINING OR PAPER HANGING .lone, see me heiore you lot your jo!, We serve the same menu on Wednesday of each week, and every day a better meal than any country hotel in the valley. Mr. Rancher and Family-man - Ii.u.'t a'.Iinv your lire t.. be -,'.\itcd at h"ii:e. Visit Us and get the habit. t •'••" t«H»>+*< I.I), I'rop Ail work o u.iratiieeil and prices •houe .-1. C. H. Kistler F. E. WOLFARTH , , Jeweler , . LatLje aud c 'inplcte stock of everything in the line. K.-p.ui in-; of all kiiuls. Fi:;C watch v . rk a soeciai'.y. Work Shoes These two cuts are of our famous Menz-"Ease" Elk Shoes, waterproof. \Ve show you every style and in addition many styles in black and tan work shoes not found even in the larg-est stores. Why not buy your shoes where they sell absolutely reliable footwear? There's lots of folks who wouldn't think of buying- a lottery ticket, yet who buy g-oods upon a chance. Stop buying g-oods by chance. Buy reliable makes from reliable firms. We Are Told That Taft Will Be Elected But business is "•oing- to be good anyway. Business is good with us now. We have the largest stock in the San (iabriel Valley of Builder's Hardware, Tools, Oils, i Olass, Stoves, Hcateas and L'anges, Gas and (Jasoline Stoves, Cutlers', Gloves, and House Furnishing Goods. Inspect mir Mtivk el" >c.is-,,>r$ and pocket knives. Hurley's Hardware COVINA, CAL, AAONEV VA/ANTED Citrus A v '- u v i: i a, >. a 1. I Uave notes falling c'.ue ii; almost ever\' tnorith frorn ;2 : ".«i t" i'MKXt.OO Secured by first trust iK'cils on new city residences, orange, walnut and alfalfa ranches, which 1 will >c-;i t . net lender, s ;>er cer.t interest, payable quarterly, free of taxe-., and guarantee pay:t;er.: of interest to maturity of I can loan ;. ; mi.ii' ;., ~.i<H»o f.,r >.,'.! or. mui'.eri: 'r...!iK-> it, t'.jvina or I...-s An- i,'elcs or on ranclies near C.vir.a f.'r ' 2 • >r ^ y.-ars ..:: ^•••.<\ nrst ir.ortgagcs at '' percent ni't: '.he b,. rro .•.«, r pass all t.ixe- and e\:>ci.scs and my Co;:;mission, and the bai.ks o ilect interest free. Tel. .?:.-•. 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