Covina Argus from Covina, California on October 10, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, October 10, 1908
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SHERMAN'S MARCH TO SEA A Covina Man's Diary Tells Interesting; Story. Memoirs of Sherman's historical march to the sea, from an old diary written each night in camp by J. 8. Eokles of this city: Kingston, Go,, Nov. 12, 1864. Dear Friends: Early this morning we broke up camp and took up onr line of march southward. We were told that at 8 o'clock the last train of cars would start northward and from henceforth for an indefinite period our communications would be entirely broken off. Accordingly we met the last upward train a short distance from Kingston, and looked our last upon our long line of communications, which like a chain, bad been connecting us with our northern friends and supplying us with the means of subsistance. Our feelings on thus casting ourselves into the ocean of rebellion were various. Where were we going? How would we subsist? Where would our next base be? How many of us would survive to see whether the movement wtmld prove to be a success or a failure? These were some of the questions which the situation called forth. Some doubts would steal into our minds at the bold, unparalleled movement of Sherman, yet a spirit of freedom pervaded us and never went marriage party more merrily to the feast than went our army on its long and uncertain march and campaign, which might bring such glorious results to our country. Before we had more than got out of sight of Kingston, we could see an ominous volume of smoke rising up in that direction and stragglers soon informed us that Kingston was in flames. This clay we also passed two other stations that were likewise afire and at night we camped near Cartersville, having made twelve miles, which a soldier calls a good easy march. We stopped long enough to oook dinner, which just required an hour, to make fires, bring water, cook, eat and be ready to go. We were allowed to go into camp early, and taking all together, we had made a good start, and also felt well. Nov. 13.—We started at daybreak and after arriving at Ackworth, which we found on fire, we baited at 10 o'clock and uuuuuiuuueu itwring up a portion of the track which bad been left .lor us to destroy. We proved ourselves good at guerrilla business and soon had our task done and our dinner cooked and eaten. After noon we were delayed on account of some movement of troops until evening, when we proceeded to Big Shanty, or more properly speaking, the site where that village formerly stood. Here by the light of the moon, our eyes rested once more on the familiar form of Kenesaw, a mountain now famous over the civilized earth. This is a monument that neither side can destroy, a monument forever to tho band of patriots that quietly sleep at its bane. I had a little bad luck today on my "working on the railroad." An axe slipped from the hands of one of the boys and after oircurngyrating a few times in the air, cuttitig my shoe and stocking and scoring the loaders on top of my ioot. I feared that it might be very inconvenient, as in case of my being unable to walk there was no place to retreat. Nov. 14. — At daylight again we were on the road and I was pleased to find that uiy foot was not likely to trouble m« much. Before noon we had passed the ruins of tho once beautiful city of Marietta. The lordly mansions along the road were also smoking. Had dinner at noon and took np tbo lino of march to Cbattaohuochie. This river we reached before night, but by some mistake which no one would own to we went down the stream four miles to cross on a pontoon bridge and were overtaken with orders from fieneral Baird to return, as we were on the wrong road. "About lace," was the order and away we went retracing our steps. Well, it was not the firdt time that we had done no, y»jt tho boys were ii(;t we)I pleased and made considerable noise of all kinds, some cheering for Palmer, thus throwing the blame on Davis, some firing their guns into the river, und some keeping still, au good soldiers ought to do. But we regained the upper bridge, crossed and camped, conked and ate supper, and were in our hunks at 10 o'clock, having made about 2 ruiies. The railroad bridge at this place was destroyed and the mad bridge will be burnt tomorrow. Nov. 15. Daylight again saw us <iu the road, going in the direction of Atlanta. All tlie evening |.ast and this uioruing v.e could -.>.<-• I/lark vol- canic columns of amoke rising in the south and we knew that Attantn was on flre. Eight miles were passed over lightly and our eyes rested on the great destruction. Imagine n city as large as Fort Wayne or St. Paul in a blaze. Surely the Valley of Gehenna never presented such a sight. Now as I write, there is a black cloud hanging over the place, almost enough to darken the day, and buildings are still being fired and burnt, explosions can be heard as the fire reaches stray sheila which our ballerina had planted in their walls. The scone is truly grand, and I am not surprised that Nero was so musical while he gazed on burning Rome. I make no comments on the policy of burning cities. We nave confidence in our generals. We sympathize with the children who are thus made homeless. Let just history decide who is to blame for their destruction. Continued next week. Protect from Frost. A newspaper in Winter Garden, Florida, has an account of a patent received by W. L. Baldridge of that city for a device for the protection of plants from frost. Mr. Baldridge is the brother of Mrs. E. P. Warner of Coviua, and the son of Robert Baldridge of Los Angeles. The article reads: W. L. Baldridge of this place has invented and had patented a device for protecting vegetables from frost and other elements that we are subject to that will revolutionize the vegetable growing in this state. He has also invented a celery bleacher that will do away with half the labor and half the cost of bleaching. Mr. Baldridge, before coming to this place, was interested in growing fruit and vegetables in California, having spent eighteen years there and two years here. He saw the necessity of some kind of a protector, and after much careful study has perfected this cover, which consists of a galvanized wire frame, half moon shape, covered with cloth. The cloth is put through a preparation that fills the pores and also protects it from mildew, and is sewed to the frame, and with careful handling should last ten years. There are four reasons why it pays to protect: 1st. You have to plant, seed but once. The difference in seed alone will go a long way towards paying for the protector. 2nd. You can get vour product on the market from four to six weeks earlier. 3rd. By getting the early markets you get the best prices. Therefore one acre protected is equal to five acres unprotected. 4th. You can go to bed and sleep, knowing that your labor bus not been iu vain. Charles Chenoweth. The passing of a educator is recorded iu Santa Cruz this week, in the death of Charles Chonoweth, well known iu Coviun, where ho ut one time made his homo. Mr. Chenoweth formerly owned tho place now occupied by R. S, Walker on Cypress avenue. He was prominent in the Christian Church, and prior to an unfortunate stroke of paralysis, was active in tho educational system of the state. The Santa Crux. Hen- tinol gays that death occurred Thursday morning in that city. Tho article is as follows: Chns. Cheuoweth was born in Uilos county, Va., July 21, 18M4, crossing the plains in 18(5'i and coming to Nevada. The following year he came to California, remaining a few years, when ho went lo (lalveHlori, Tex. In 1870 he returned to Nevada, making bin homo at Winno- inucca. In 1872 he wan elected county .school superintendent of Hmnboldt count v, which imhilioti he filled with credit for fourteen yearH. In 1801 he WHS ordained in the gon- pel ministry in the Christian Church at Oakland, Cal. He received bin education in Pleasant Ridgu College, Mo., working hit way through the college. He lived an active business life, always finding time for church, religious and educational work. He was twice married. The first wife Virginia Fox preceded him to the better land iii 1867, leaving three children, of whom one child, I). E. (Jheno weth, remains. HJH second wife, to whom he was married in 1870, survives him. an does three grandchildren: Harmon lilenin i tiHHM-tt of Oakland, ('bailee Uleimerbuhhelt of Honolulu, ajid Mrs. Ernest Vincent of Oakland. There me also three great grandchildren. Fxi the past .year and a half they have lived at HO Younglove avenue-, where he |,asse<! away Thursday ni'nn ing at •;:!";. A feeler daughter, MM. l.uc.v Mcdi'iitoek of Petalun.a, wai • il his t,< dbide ivheu he ditd. THOUSANDS PAY HOMAGETOTAFT Twelve Hour Reception Ends Candidate's Western Speaking. * With a twelve-hour demonstration of cordiality, political enthusiasm and intense interest, the city of St. Louis Tuesday furnished HIJ appropriate climax to the western cnmpaiRti of William H. Tuft, which ended there that day. The candidate spoke to nn immense audience in the Coliseum, from which as many were turned away ns wore admitted. He followed this with nn open-air address at' Clayton, a suburb and county seat, of St. Louis county, and then rushed to East St. Louis, 111., where he addressed a large gathering of employees at the stock yards. The St. Louia papers estimated that fully 50,000 strangers came to the city just to say "Hello, Bill," to the Ohioan. Certain it is that wherever he went, or stayed, Judge Taft was the center of immense crowds. The line of inarch from the station to the Planters Hotel was through two crowds of people who blocked either side of the sidewalk and the street. The candidate was compelled to stand with his hat in bis hand the entire distance of more than a mile, acknowledging the salutations of his admirers. The plans for an orderly reception to the public at the Planters Hotel were upset by the crush of men and women, who swept aside the guards at the door and pushed their way into the lobby and up the big staircase. Taft was to have stood at the head of the stairs and receive in single file those who wished to shako hands. But as soon as he stepped into, the corridor he was beset by the throng, and, despite his weight and the efforts of his personal assistants, he was swept down the corridor a hundred feet. It was seen at once that nothing could be done with the crowd and a passageway was cleared for the candidate to get away. On reaching the first landing he turned and said with a smile: "As I remember mythology, there was a gentleman named Braireus, who bud a hundred hands. 1 wish I had them all for my friends, the people of St. Loais." Once in bis room, Mr. Taft was furnished with two pitchers of milk, and allowed to rest. Mr. Taft was escorted to the Coliseum by a committee, in a long lino of carriages, of which his was the last. The speech Judge Taft delivered to the audience at the Coliseum was comprehensive, ljut the position of the candidate on the question of trust regulation was made the Important feature. Mr. Tnffc made it, clear that he wan not opposed to any aggregation of capital for tho purpose of effecting economics. Such aggregations, ho said, are to bo commended rather than condemned. "It is not inconsistent with competition, and is an aid to our material progress," he snid. "When, however," he continued, "it is accompanied with an attempt to monopolize business and to control prices, it, then becomes illegal, and the evil must he stamped out. This should bo done by greater supervision of the business of such corporations through the Department of Commerce and Labor, l>y constant examination by government agents and by persistent prosecution of all violations of law." Turning his attention to tho remedies proposed by Mr. tirynn, Mr. Taft said that the Nebraskan proposed two: First, to put all trust made articles on the free list; second, to impose a license for all corporations who make 2C> per cent, of any product in the United States. As to the first, Mr. Taffc said, "to put such articles on the free list would not only destroy business of so called monopolies and trusts, and not only throw out of employment millions of working men engaged therein, but it would also destroy absolutely the independent competitors of the trusts; and thus, in one grand conflagration, would destroy the interests of both the innocent and tho guilty." The objection to the second, or license remedy, was that it would include a lot of small corporations making special articles that have no relation to trusts and are within the scope of evil which monopolies bring about. Qlendora Suffers Fire. A defective oil stove was the cause of a lire which destroyed two handsome cottages on Wbitcomb avenue between Michigan and Vermont avenues, Utaridorn, last week. The west one of the two belonged to Mrs. M. C. Hoxie of Pasadena and the other to Mr. H. C. Christ of Ulendorn. Botu insured. A little after two o'clock smoke was seen issuing from tho Hoxie cottage by the occupants when the alarm was given by boys who ran down to the business center crying out fire. Soon a large number of men and boys were at hand and exerted themselves to the utmost to save the burning building, from which the flames were leaping high in the air, tanned by a strong wind which deflected them toward the cottage on the adjoining lot and standing but a few feet distant. Both houses wore a total IOHH. Place your spare cash in thoCoviim Valley Savings Bank, a safe invcst- i nient at 4 per (sent. Why not buy your MILL FEED where you get the best for the least money? We make «i specialty of Rolled always fresh Reed of the most approved brands, tested by years of experience by poultry fanciers. HIgH Grade Rertlllzers sold on unit basis. You pay for what you get and get what you pay for. Deliveries made to all parts of the valley. San Gabriel Valley Milling Co. Eat What You want of the food you need Kodol will digest it. You need a sufficient amount of pood wholesome food and more than this you need to fully digest it. Else you can't gain Btrength, nor can you strengthen your stomach if it is weak. You rnufit eat in order to live and maintain strength. You must not diet, because the body requires that yoit eat a NUflic- lent amount of food regularly. But this food must be digested, and it must be digested thoroughly. When tho stomach can't do it, you must take something that will help the stomach. Tho proper way to do is to oat what you want, and let Kodol digest the food. Nothing else can do this. When the Btomach Is weak it needs help; you must help it by giving it rqit, and Kodol will do that. Our Guarantee Go to your druggist today, and purchase a dollar bottle, and If you can honestly say, that you did nofc receive any iHuiellts from it, after using tho entire bottle, tho druggist will refund your money to you without question or delay. We will pay the druggist tho price of the bottle purchased by you. Tliis offer applies to the large bottle only and to but one in a family. We could not afford to make such an offer, unions we positively knew what Kodol will do for you. It would bankrupt us. The dol lar bottle contains 2J4 time* as much as the fifty cent bottle. Kodol Is made at the laboratories of E. C. DcWltt & Co., Chicago. The Argus Turns Out First-Class Job Printing «*» Why Don't You Move to Covina? J 4* 4•*• » *?i* •~-'a '**» HOI,J,KNI;J''.(:K STKKKT Covina offers you homesites at reasonable figures; miles of beautifully shaded streets; ffas, electric lights a IT! telephones grammar and high schools in every particular above criticism; electric and steam transportation to and from I/os Angeles. Covina will ^ive you mountain scenery that is a daily inspiration; a clinrite without trc.ts aril uri-,<>aki-<l \,y fo^->; tu nintain and well water in abundance. JJeiidei all these ideal condition-, in which to live, Covina o!f,:rs tin- b.M chance; to the investor, the businessman, the a{(riculturi->t ;.nd horticulturist. Why don't you come here arid enjoy life? TDK AI«;I;S will be {f'ad to furnish anyone interi-->t'-d with furlher information. 4* 44* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* * 4* 44* 4. 4' 4 4 4* 44- 4* *f * i * 4 4 i 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 <f -f * f 4 4 4 4 4 4 •**•!• *

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