Covina Argus from Covina, California on October 24, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, October 24, 1908
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FIRING AND FORAGING Another Chapter From Soldier Eckles' Diary of Rebellion. Nov. 19th—I was relieved from picket duty at 5 a.m. and after breakfast, which was cooked during a drizzling rain, we marched, leaving the Augusta railroad, and going in the direction of Milledgeville, the capital of the state. 1 suppose by this time Gov. Brown is trembling in his capital, if he has' not already migrated. In the forenoon we crossed a little river known as "Jordan," and today we verified the song that "Jordan is a hard rood to trobble." The rain had ceased at noon, and we marched quite moderately, rather too much so until eight o'clock at night, wheu we found our resting place, having just been a week on the march from Kingston, and having progressed 120 miles. Today we had three or four men hurt by accidental shots from foragers. There seems to be no enemy to dispute our passage, through the heart of th« confederacy. A Georgia paper picked up today announces the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States, which was the first we had heard of it. The paper also said that Sheridan was on his way to Charleston with five corps. Contrabands still continue to join us. At one ot the large plantations 100 of the male chattels got up and went marching along. Imagine the sensations of a man, who, supposing himself wealthy, saw his property get up in the morning, draw on its boots and travel away never to return. Nov. 20 — Sunday. The march continued, and there was very little of interest transpiring more than is usual ou a march. I was one of the foraging detail today, and had a chance to talk to many of the citi- zeua, Some of them were very sullen, some were dross and some for the Union forever and perhaps were, yet they all suffered alike, and had nothing left. It was rather sad to witness the utter destitution of these poor families, and was even worse in the case of the rich, for they have their cotton and gins burned up, which are the basis of the Con. federate bonds abroad, and the chief source of their wealth. 'I saw one barn burn which contained 825,000 worth of cotton. The weather is raiuy today and the walking disagreeable. The soil is more sandy here and much wet weather will make it slow traveling for trains. Camped lot' the nigth with orders to be ready to move tit 7 o'clock in the morning. Nov. 21 —• Started in the rain, but fortunately it soon slacked up and the wind commenced blowing, which dried the roads considerably. We were told that it was twenty miles to Milledgeville. and as we were desirous of paying tho Governor a visit, our march was not so irksome as it promised to be. We crossed through a small river and passed through a strip of country more hilly and rocky, and then emerged again into fertile land. Towards evening the weather turned cold, and having camped in a beautiful grove of small pines, we made preparations to bo comfortable for the night. A great many hogH suffered today, and 1 don't know but that. \vu were entitled to the name of "hog corps," a name which was given us on account of our corps badge, which is the acorn. The first division ha.s a red acorn, tbo second white, and ours, the third, a blue, A few shots of artillery wen- heard in tho south at some distance. Our way was clear. Nov. 22- This day we made a very comfortable march of twelve miles, hearing on our uay various rumors of righting between our cavalry and the Georgia militia. The troops at Milleclgevillo had been ordered to Macon to piotect that point, and the •20th corps, which had been marching on our left, occupied Georgia's capital without oppcsition. Nov. 211 - - Wo moved up quite early and 1 \VHS again on a foraging expedition, going over BH far south as t.he Millfcdgevilh; and MHCOII road, where we found forugu of all kinds abundant. At 2 p.m. we reached a high hill where we had u splendid view of the city and many rnilos of the country beyond. 1 was disappointed in not finding this as big a . city as I expected to see. It contains perhaps two thousand people, black and white. The capitol in a brick structure not at all to be compared with thut of Ohio or Minne-| sola. The boyi are looking over the' document;-. and it is amusing to see the variety of tastes displayed. Some fancy the carpeta, go rue the books, while oll.i-ra are making theniselve- ricri with ('unr'ederbtfc biiiula and feciip. Ti.e < iu\ti nor, after ringing i the bells and not being responded to by tbo citizens, took his leave alone with what traps he could col- Icet, and Mt for Agusto. His traps were overhauled at Gordon ar.d confiscated to the b-aneflt of our glorious nation. Artillery flro is beatd in t'he direction of Macon. A drummer boy of Company I was accidentally shot and killed by a careless soldier shooting at a chicken. To be continued. Beaumont Sates. Steady demand for Beaumont real estofe,despite pre-election influences, is exhibited by the bi-monthly report of tho Beaumont Land and Water Company, showing the total sales of 810,185 for the first half of October. The report shows an average of one sale a day, either of city lots or fruit land, and it also reveals that the per capita acreage acquirement ran from 5 to 10 acres. Pall plowing and planting is now in full swing and over 5,000 acres will be put to oats, barley and wheat. Some alfalfa is being sewed and decided expansion of this culture is sure to result from recent favorable water developments. Peanuts is another product that is attracting groat attention since P. J. Carter, a new bomeseeker, has demonstrated that Beaumont lands are splendidly adapted for peanuts and that a yield of S'K)0 au acre is possible. By rotating from peanuts to onions Mr. Carter claims two crops can be grown yearly, thus increasing tho yield to over $400 an acre. Over 100 apple pickers and all tho available teams in the valley are engaged in harvesting the apple crop. Added interest in the Thursday and Sunday excursions to Beaumont is shown by the recent heavy attendance, the last two parties totaling 87 persons, Riverside ulono contributing 20 to this number. Corcoran Represented. If a dweller in this land doubts the progression of the state in agricultural and horticultural pursuits, or thinks that the new districts are largely "boom" districts, it would be well for them to be in the position of a news editor for awhile, and handle the mass of exchange papers that comes to his desk. When a new town becomes well established, it is sure to start a newspaper, and that paper ie put into circulation so that it comes, to the desks of editors throughout the country. It Is the surest and most honest method of attracting attention to a new community. The latest, acquisition to the exchange table is the Corcoran Journal, published by L. P. Mitchell, an eight-page, well-appearing sheet, printed on good paper with clean type. Mitchell is known and appreciated in this section of the country, where he has many friends and acquaintances in Azumi, Glendora and Covina. Tho enterprising town of Corcoran deserves a good paper like the Journal, and on the other hand Mitchell deserves success, which he will undoubtedly achieve. Corcoran is an alfalfa and dairy country. Success to Mr. Mitchell and to Corcoran. REPUBLICANS SHOULD WIN Senator Flint Tells Why Taft Should be Elected. Senator Flint, who will he in Covina to deliver a longthy address one wt.ek from today, outlines conclusively in this nrticle his attitude on the question of presidential choice, lie says: In c.onsifioring the reasons why Taft should be elected, we are at once impressed with the necessity of having as Chief Executive of the nation a man who is capable of handling in a practical, businesslike manner the work of completing the construction of the great Panama canal. No other man has been more intimately connected with this great project and as president of the United States ho would inaure its completion in the most economical manner and at the earliest date. Wo should also have a man at the head of the nation who is capable of solving the great problems which still present themselves in the Philippines; the great country in the Far East which the fortunes of war plnced under our guardian.ship, and which will require the guidance and protection of a stronger power for many years before its people will lio ent:- iblo of self-government. As Judge fnl't has done more than any other nan to improve the conditions in those islands, the interests of their jeople dftnnnd that he should be permitted to carry on the work so well begun. But it is not only to meet the problems that arise in connection with the completion of the iut«r- oceanic canal, and in the Philippines, hat wo need a sound and practical business man and statesman at the lead of the government, but to conduct our aftairs at homo HO that wo will have an income adequate to meet our t enormous running expenses, for the improvement of our ivers arid harbors, the construction of our public buildings, the main- leuunce and gradual increase of our navy, and at the same time" so foster :>ur industries, that the wage-earners, farmers and business meu will be prosperous. We want to keep the jalnnce of trade lu our favor nud to continue to <3o more business with Foreign nations thai) any other country on earth. Now the man that con accomplish all this is Wlllinm II. Taft, and the party thnt can moke It possible for any man to do such things is the Republican party; the party which has a clear and well-deflned policy in regard to the protective tariff, sound money, control of the trusts, regulation of railroads, and tho enforcement of the law against oil violators of it, regardless of their station or condition in life. How different with the Democratic party! No place in tho United States today are the polioien outlined by the Democrats in their platform and the utterances of Mr. Bryan taken as the principles of that party. To Illustrate, in California the Democratic speakers are declaring for protection to American industries and in favor of guaranteeing bonk deposits. In Now York the Democratic speakers are talking free trade and repudiating the policy of guaranteeing bonk do- posits. The result of this will be that should a Democratic congress be elected, the members from the various parts of the Union would be standing on different platforms, and when gathered together in Washington their views would bo so antagonistic that they would not bn able to enact any legislation. While there are many good reasons why Taft and the Kepuhlicnn party should be successful in this campaign, there are just as many reasons why Uryiui and the Democratic, party should not, lie. Democratio success would mean demoroli/ed business conditions, unemployed labor, uncertainty as lo our farilf, unsettled conditions as far as our finances are concerned, and disquietude among the people as to what our policy would bo in tho Philippines and our other Insular possessions. It is unfortunate that we have no real,strong party in opposition in his campaign, with well-defined policies, in place of tho so-called Democratic party of today, which would bettor be named the Bryan party, with a largo part of those voting the ticket not, believing in the policies which he favors, and the success of which would be so disastrous to the nation. Not for tho reason that there is any great probability of these policies being carried out, but because of tho unsettled condition of affairs that would exist and the feeling of uncertainty that would prevail among tho business interests of tho country on account of Bryan's oonthiuftl efforts to bring about changes in our system of government which are visionary and imptnotionble. FJ2ANK P. FLINT. Why not buy your MILL FEED where you get the best for the least money? We make a specialty of Rolled Bf*i~!^y always fresh f'~^ f-« | f » Iv" fk. ft t—•" f*f^f~t ^__> III V~ i^. ^Z^ %-» m. *Z^ ^-^ V-» of the most approved brands, tested by years of experience by poultry fanciers. HigH Grade F'ertllize-rs sold cut unit basis. You pay for what you " - et and ;;-et what you pay for. Deliveries made to all parts of the valley. San Gabriel Valley MiUing Co. Eat What You want of the food you need Kodol will digest it. Our Guarantee Cement blocks for mile W. Gage, agent for D. E. cheap. Stites. S. tf LEE'S EGG MAKER SUCCESSFUL l:tr S|:NI) rolt |:RUI; CA|A| - tnu)l1 POULTRY RAISERS USI; Los Angeles Incubators P.VI-RYTHINO IN POULTRY SUPPLIES Acme Roup Curt—SOc Postpaid HHNRY ALIir.US CO. S.M S. MAIN ST. I.OS ANOi-U-b You ncod a Biifflclcnt amount/ of pood wholesome food and more than this you need to fully digest it,. Else you can't gulii .st,r<Migt,h, nor can you strengthen your stomach If It is weak. You must cat In order to live and maintain strength. You must not diet, because tlio body requires that you cat a Hulllc- Icnt amount of food regularly. But this food must bo and It must bo digested thoroughly. When tlio stomach can't (lo It, you must take something that will help the stomach. Tho proper way to do IB to eat what you want, and lot Kodol digest the food. Nothing else can do tills. When the stomach IH weak It needs help; you must help It by giving It rqit, and Kodol will do that. Go to your druggist today, and purchase- a dollar bottle, and If you can honestly say, that you did not receive any IxHieflts from It, after using tho entire bottle, tho druggist will refund your money to you without question or delay. Wo will pay the druggist tho price of the bottle purchased by you. This offer applies to tho large bottle only and to but orio 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. Thodollar bottle contalns2Mtlmei as much as the fifty cent bottle. Kodol IH made at tho laboratories of 10. C. .DoWitt & Co., Chicago. The Argus Turns Out First-Class Job Printing 4* -3* 4- & 4*4* 4- 4*4* 4* 4* 4- 4-4- ^ 4- 4-4- 4- •$• 4* % & 4-4' 4- 4-?r -2* 'i- V 2- -^ -$• 4- ^^ 'i- 4- 4- 4- ^ 4* 4- 4- P J» ^ 4-4*a? eg* Why Don't You Move to Covina? •«* 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 oar 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. WANTICD -Success Maga/.ine requires the services of a man in C'ovina to look after expiring subscriptions and to secure new business by means of special methods unusually effective; position permanent; prefer one with experience but would consider any applicant with goul natural qualifications; salary 51.50 per day, with commission option. Address, with references, R. C. Peacock, Houm 1O2, Success Maga/.ine IMdg., New York. i Don't be dn-oived by imitations of DeWitt's ('arlioli/.ed \\'itch Ifaad Salve. When you a-,k f<ir UeWitt's Insure you net it. The name U atamued on e\'ery box. There in ju»t one original. It is especially good for pile.-.. We »<.•!!• ai:d ri-cuiiimenii tliein. Sold by C. K. C.'lapji. * * Schedule I or Hlectrlc Cars. F<eave f^os 5: .SO a. 7:05 8:10 0:.iO 10: =0 12:10 p 1.3o 2: c -o 3:.5 : . 4:4-, 11: Angeles m. Leave Covina 5: : jO a. m. »i:55 9:50 11:10 12:30 p. m. 1:50 * •«- ««* •fr •*» HOI.I.KNiiM K Covina offers you homesit*:-, at reasonable figures; mites of b«:autil 'ully shit'icd stn:«ts; |f;is, di:.:trie limits and telephones grammar and high schools in (-very particular above criticism; electric and steam transportation to :nul from Los Angeles. Covina will give you mountain scenery that is a daily inspiration; adimati- without fn-u, an t unsoakol by fog*; mountain and well water in abundance. JJesides all these ideal conditions in which to live, investor-, the business man, the Agriculturist and horticulturist. Why don't you come will be li'ad to furnish anyone interested with further information. «* «*• Covina o here the best and enjoy life? chance THK to the Ai«,f.s -*. 4 4 4

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