Covina Argus from Covina, California on October 17, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, October 17, 1908
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HISTORY IN Soldier's Diary Tells of "Marching Through Georgia." The diary of an old soldier, who participated in Sherman's famous march to tbe sea, comes to light, nn.l the first installment was printed in last week's Argus, October 10. Tbe diary is one bent by J. S. Eckles, and continues as follows: November 16th, 18G4, — Tlio city was still burning when [we awoke, t»nd part of it was a little premature. Some unruly soldiers or citizens had set lire in the quarter of the city near our commissary, and all efforts to save it were unsuccessful. Tbe soldiers saved some bread aud meat, and scattered it among the companies without regard to. ceremony. The other corps had already been supplied. We were told by our officers that, in couseqtnce of this accident, our project was well-nigh abandoned, but by going on short rations, we could proceed. So we were ordered to make three days' rations do for five, and we started. At nine o'clock, to the t'nne of "Gay aud Happy," we were on the road toward Stone Mountain. The different corps had orders to be ready to move on different roads at 7 o'clock each morniug, and were to travel an average of fifteen miles a day, going fast or slow at the option of tbe corps commander. Our corps, tbe 14th, commanded by Jefferson C. Davis, marches moderately, resting about every two miles. We are cut abort on our dinner now till further orders. A little after dark we stopped for the nigbt near the Augusta railroad, having made sixteen miles. Stone mountain was in sight on the north. This is a great bald rock, many hundred feet bigb and in a very queer looking sight. We are so used to sublime scenery of all kinds tbat it calls forth very little comment. Nov. 17th. — After a pleasant night's sleep on our downy beds of newf alien leaves, we arose aud were ready to move at dawn. Tbe roads in this region, as in various parts of the South, appear like red belts across tbe land. The clay is a beautiful light, red, mixed with crushed mica. Who ever heard of beautiful mud? Yet this mud, wben about half clry, is not unpleasant to tbe sight. Tbe roads are in good condition and tbe weather is delightful. Surely Providence is favoring Sherman highly. Tbe sight of a moving army is inspiring. There is a charm about an army that will bold men iu the very face of death. To describe our ap- pea* •• on this march, with only one v, ;.^ou to a regiment, would be beyond my powers. Pack mules and horses arc now the order, aud each regiment has oue or two of the un- sightliest brutes that were ever able to keep moving. " Oxen aud cows can niso be seen with budgets of blankets strapped on their horns and backs. Even the dogs wbioh bave been made homeless by the rebellion, and bavo volunteered to follow the army, are carryiug packs, and are thus made to perform their part in restoring tbo nation. This forenoon wo passed through a village called Lltunia, and later in tbo day, arrived at Connor's Station, where we commenced tearing up the track again. Our regiment took up 1,200 feet and heated the middles of tbe mils, while the Michigan mechanics followed up and twisted them, rendering t.hem entirely vise- less. Toward < evening wo again advanced about tjo mi lea and camped for the night, We are now in a very beautiful and fertile country, and of course forage is plenty. Each man carries twice as much as he needs, and the sboftitesH of Uncle Ham's rations is not felt. The last village we passed through was inhabited, aud our general placed a guard at each door. Here we saw many smiling faces, and they were not Mark faces either. We hope to nee many more such faces in Central fleorgia. We die now distant from -Atlanta, Georgia, by thirty-four in lies. Nov. 18th.— -Kevfcilia was sounded at rlaybrebk, but aa our brigade was to be rftar guard of the train, wo did not get started until 10 o'clock. Wo were approaching Vellow river, and were delayed another hour while the Pontoniers laid two bridges fur the troops and train, whi'-h an- now marching -lidf- r y side. The inodo of inarching is a capital i<K-;i, i'.r it i ht; cavii!! 1 }' \\t;rfc to luaku a d;ish on any [1,1 it ot thf- train, they '.<.>, uM i.<brought up u^'dhist tbo fuurti'MjUj army corps in line of battle. Ab>,ut noon \sti stopped aud tore up 1,'Juii fet-t ujnifc of thf- trauk and f,i >.cte<U-<l on our way. Covington win ti.e ti;.-.t. phici: :;•; through, a iliUf i;uy of groat beauty, and inhabited by tbe ynuth, the beauty and the chivalry of Dixie. The policy of burning scorns to be suspended for the present, but if our boys are troubled by shots from busb- I whackers, there will he no eontrol- I ling them, aud perhaps no disposition I to do so. Today an officer wns killed and a private wounded by these cowardly copperheads, who have not the courage to meet us in the rnnks. Foragers are out daily for meat, breadstuff and sundries, with orders not to break into dwellings, or to offer any insult to citizens. It is a pity that such orders are necessary to patriot troops, yet experience shows tbat in the army, as in all groat crowds, there are rowdies and thieves. In addition to our previous picturesque appearance, them is now another feature. I mean the "ooutra- brands" who are flocking to "Massa Sherman, the fiend Mau." Our orders are to take all able-bodied blacks aud shades in tow, and some of them, if permitted, bring their wives and picknninies. One man slipped away from our lines last night, and we supposed he was ready to accept his liberty but, preferred to serve hie master, but today he came back, bringing his brother, while the happy twain exhibited as much ivory as an elephant would be proud of. One gray-beaded old darky was asked by one of tbe boys what be thought of the "Yanks." "I lub 'em," was the laconic reply. We were met by a soldier of our regiment who was captured at Atlanta two months ago, and conveyed to Andersonville, but managed to escape while being removed from that place to Savannah, and picked his way through with tbe assistance of tbe blacks and some Union whites. He was twenty-eight days on the way and rather the worse for tbe wear. He bad been reported on he company rolls as dead. Sunday brought us to camp at a distance of 45 miles from Atlanta. There are appearances of rain and it is my turn for picket. Continued next week. Voice Their Appreciation. An appreciation from a crowded church of a nature to warm the heart of any human wae tbat of the reception to the pastor of the Metbodiet Church and bis family Tuesday evening, wben the people made it very plain that they were glad of tbe decision which leaves Rev. Harry W. White in their midst for another term of ministry. This is the third time the popular young pastor has received tbe support of his fast growing congregation by being returned to bis pastorate. Mr. White is iu demand in other Holds, it seems, and some influence has been brought to bear upon the presiding elder by other communities which have had their eye on his progressive work, but the unanimous nctiou of his Coviua church in sending petitions signed by the young find old, asking for his return, met with the desired results, for which Covina in general shemld be congratulated. The church building on Tuesday evening was ablaze with light and decoration, and an interesting program was onjoyed. In behalf of the adult congregation, Elder \V. D. Thompson addressed tbo gathering, speaking tit length of the splendid work accomplished under Kev. Mr. White's leadership, and payed a well- deserved tribute to him and t<> the success of the uhuroh which ho has brought about. For the young poo- pie, Prof. Karl Leobrick of the Covina grammar schools offered remarks well chosen for the occasion. Mr. White responded graciously. Musical numbers were supplied bj' Minw Ada Dovondorf, vocal, Walter and Geraidine Aschenbrc.nner, instrumental, and \V. M. Warren, vocal, and the Ladies' Aid Society, nndor whose aiiK|iic(-s the affair wati held, .served a vi ij' dfck'Cliihlu lunch. HISSOURI OVERTURNING. Dr. J. D. Reed Says Old Democratic State Is Following Tnft Banners. "1 have llvod to seo something which 1 thought might be denied i me in my lifetime," said Dr. ,7. I). jKoecl, Republican central committee iiimn in tbe Covina district for twelve j years, who has just returned from | nu extended visit through eastern I stales. "1 have just, como from I Missouri, and you don't have to show i me any more. I sow great crowds following "BipjBill" Taft iu the principal cities of Missouri, cheering land shouting continuously, while avery building In which ho spoke way merely a center-point for a crowd that packed around it fur hundreds of yards in every direction in a vain endeavor to got, into on already overflowing ball. Old St. Joseph has been "born again. " It is a Republican stronghold. At Moberly I heard Taft speak to what has always been known to be dyed-in-the-wool Democratic locality, and the whole community turned out and did him the greatest honor ever shown any candidate, Republican or Democrat, in that country. Every business man in Missouri whom I talked with predicted that Missouri was hard and fast in tbe Reyublioau lists. Tbe Folk Democrats show a tendency to vote for Taft, and throughout tbe country districts there has sprung up a strong nonpartisan party out of what were formerly Democrats, who accept Taft as the sanest choice. Cowherd, the Democratic nominee for governor of Missouri, is a well liked man, but his opponent Had ley will win this year if for no other reason than the fact that he is a Republican at tbe time when tbe presidential nominee is revolutionizing the politics of the state." Dr. Reed's trip was made a very pleasant one, as he took advantage ot the convention traiu which carried tbe orange growers and shippers to the convention in Kansas City. FRUIT (ROWERS RETURN. Don't be deceiver) by imitations of DeWitt's Carboli/.cd Witch Haxel Salve. When yon a=>k for UeWilt'h be sure yon ^et it. The name is stamped on every box. There is jii si one original. It is enpecially tfoocl for pileh. We sell and recommend them. Sold by C. K. Clapp. Notice. Off'.ci' of La I'nente Co operative Water Company, Irwindah:, C',al. 'l'ii Stockholder*: take notice that the. annual meeting of the stockholder.-, of the La I'tiente Walt r Company will be belt! at the office of said corporation at the pumping aiation, Irvvinfjale, Lo.-> Anj'fJf* comity, State <-f C.t';if< nn:i. on 'i'u.-ida v, October 2'-)h, I'M .1, at lo i/.-uJ(,ck, a. MI., for tlic j/'.ir;,.,.-,.; i,f the i-;ectioii >,t dirv(.tc/r.-> for the fi.'Miii/tf .V'.ir, of '.',i.:h other hiii bf:. r-.: the i>lei;ti n The traiibfcr b .. " </>.]< i k ;/. :.;., i /< uia :i; c :.,-.i.-i"; \ \\ '; !o I'.*.'-.. frr-< th< :,•• ...r.-.i-rl at 'h, .in') rc- ..T.,r,.-r 21.,t, Cement blocks for sale cheap. S. W. Gage, agent for D. B. Stites. tf Kansas City Convention will be Aid to Business for Citrus Hen. The iirnngn growers nnd shippers bnvo returned by din-ions routes from the convention at Kansna City. From everyone the convention Is pronounced a success. In the opinion of the Southern California growers, the closer association with the big buyers of the East through this meeting on tho floor of the convention, has rendered It possible to transact, business In a smoother and more in- toHiRont manner in tho fiittiro. The California men were delighted with the reception they were accorded. Mr. nnd Mrs, A, It, Evans stopped at Denver in company with Mr. G, N. Atwood, nnd tho city was thoroughly inspected by tho party. Denver is Mr. At wood's old homo, and this flmde it, possible fur him to entertain aud bo entertained. Tho party also remained at Colorado Springs for a time, whor* Mr. William Hoogondyk joined them. Tho wondrous aneuery of t.ho Royal Gorge will always be a ploanuit memory to the-Covina people. Other ladles and gentlemen who took occasion to journey East on tbe California Fruit Growers' special have returned, although a few are still lingering in the East. Mr. Hoogendyk spent several extra days in Kansas City, taking iu tbe sights of this great metropolis of Missouri. Manager D, Eymnn Huff of the Fruit Exchange will not. return until October 31st, as he is making an extended business tour of tbe eastern states. Why not buy your MILL FEED where you g-ot the best for the least money? We make a specialty of Rolled always fresh of the most approved brands, tested by years of experience by poultry fanciers. HIgH Grade sold on unit basis. You pay for what you get and what you pay for. Deliveries made to all parts of the valley. San Gabriel Valley Milling Co. Where Bullets Flew. David Parker of Fayettc, N. Y., a veteran of the Civil war, who lost a foot at Gettysburg, says: "The poorl Electric Kilters dirt is worth more t^an five hundred dollars to me. I spent much money doctoring for a bad case of stomach trouble, to little purpose. I then tried Electric Bitters, and they cured me. I now take them as a tonic, and they keep me strong and well." SOc at C. F. Clapp's drug store. Stockholders' Annual Meeting. To the stockholders of the Covina Orange Growers Association: Please take not;V that annual meeting of the stockholders of the Covina Orange Growers Association will be held at the office of the company, in the city of Covina, Los Angeles county, California, on Saturday, the 7th day of November, 1908, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing directors and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting 1 . C. E. CRAWFORD, Secretary. 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. Place your spare cash in the Covina Valley Savings Bank, a safe investment at 4 per cent. rpee PPOM uce. LEE'S E(ia MAKER SUCCESSFUL r *~ SUNU FOK I:KI;I - I'OULTRY RAISI-RS USI2 Los Angeles Incubators liVI-RYTHINfl IN POULTRY SUPPLIES Acme Roiip Cure—KOu J'o.'/puld HHNRY AUillRS CO. S.M S. AUIN ST. I.OS AN<Hl!.l:!j 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 strength, nor can you strengthen your stomach If It is weak. You must eat In order to live and maintain strength. You must not diet, because the body requires that you cat a sufllc- lent amount of food regularly. But this food must bo digested, and it must be digested thoroughly. When the stomach can't do it, you must take something that will help the stomach. The proper way to do la to eat what you want, and let Kodol digest the food. 'Nothing else can do this. When the stomach is weak it needs help; you must help It by giving It, and Kodol will do that. Our Guarantee Go to your druggist today, and a dollar tottlc, and if you can honestly say, that you did not receive any benefits from it, after ufilriff the entire bottle, the druggist will refund your money to you without question or delay. We will pay the druggist the price of the bottle purchased by you. This offer applies to the large, bottle only and to but one in a, family. We could not afford to make such , an offer, unless we positively knew \ what Kodol will do for you. It would bankrupt us. The dollar bottle contains 254 tlmei as much a,s the llfty cent bottle. Kodol IH made attholaboratorleH of K. <J. DeWJtt & Co.j Chicago. The Argus Turns Out First-Class Job Printing *fr -J* ^ Why Don't You Move to Covina? **» •i* *•»« ' •*« •*• H* •fr •** 4. •*• 4* IKM.I.KNUI-XK STKl'.l'.T Covina oilers you home-sites at reasonable figures; miles of 'beautifully shaded streets; ^,is, elcc.trio lights and teleiiliones grammar and hi^b school-, it) every particular above criticism; electric and steam trail ip'Ktatiorj to and from J,os Angeles. Covina will ffj v e you mountain scenery that is a daily inspiration; a climate without fro-d, an J uu ,oaked \iy f.;;.;•,; nrnintain and well water in abundance, llcsides all these ideal conditions in which to live, Covina olli:r-> the best chance to the investor, the businessman, the ;I^M' uiturist and Jiorticuhuri ,l. Why don't, you come here and enjoy iile? 'J'ui', Ai«;us v, iil be i/'-'id to furnish ;>r:\ '.;;e inter' .led with further in!orm;ition. " i. i\ 44* * 44* 44*

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