Covina Argus from Covina, California on October 24, 1908 · Page 7
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TRY THE COVINA FURNITURE GO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF B fURNIlW or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Yosemlte Valley. Yoscniitc Valley is now reached daily after Abort and pleasant trip via Southern Pacific to Merced. Yoscmite Valley Railroad and 12 miles slape ride. Information may be had al Southern Pacific office. Up North and Back. Homo again after a most delightful visit to our metropolis and its environs, with all their old associations and happy commurjion with friends both old and new. Climate WBH with me, and every day a aem. San Francisco, where my convention called me, with its inspiration for the missionary cause—that city rising from its ashes—with memories of the 60's and '70s gave familiar greeting despite the changes of time and progress—and disaster. Cable cars still traverse some of the hills and streets, but the horse car is gone and the trolley hums its music near and far. A car line runs to the cliffs along the Golden Gate and ocean shore, displaying scenes of picturesque beauty and sometimes thrilling the nerves as the cliffs descend abruptly, the track hovering along their edge. The Cliff House is no more, having followed the fate of its predecessor in fire, but a new one is projected on a grander scale. The Sutro baths are near with water of all temperatures for swimming and diving and ao expensive museum attached with mummies and other curios. Returning by Golden Gate Park one sees acres and acres of wild growth, all planted in recent years, and of lawns, flowers and trees with statues, park buildings, lake, and driveway to a hill-top commanding a fine view of the city and the sea. Here stood a circular lookout, with towers, now shattered by the earthquake. Many ruins remain of that awful shock and the three square miles of fire that followed. The stately mansions of Nob Hill are a mass of broken walls, the City Hall is a sightly wreck and some other walls are still standing but most of them have been taken down for safety and many are not yet rebuilt. Still there has been nrnob good building done and much of a temporary nature but still substantial, so that business does not suffer for a home. The Call, Chronicle and several other large buildings, though damaged, have been restored and the postofflce, mint, etc, being solid and slightly isolated were scarcely'hurt. A plan is on foot ,—*•*•-• for a system of salt protect the city in .water mains the future. to As the sea saved the water front, oo may it save the whole if made available. There is still a very large city remaining beyond the fire district, much of it new to me, that shows no effect of the disaster unless it be in the southern suburbs where many of the little refuge houses have been moved as they were no longer needed, sold cheap to the poorer people; sometimes two or three are joined in one, For miles out oue sees the effect of the begira in thickly scat- ered dwellings where there were none before. Even San Mateo, twenty-oue miles distant and connected by trolley as well as railroad, feels the impetus in tha increased number who have homes there and do busi- the buildings nnd grounds and entertained at lunch. The school is increasingly prosperous, ranking high in grade and character of work. The 2athnHo school, Santa Clara Col- ege, one of the oldest in the state, s to be moved to Mountain View with new equipment as soon as the necessary buildings can be provided, to keep pace with the Bret class col- eges of the day, the old buildings jeing retained for the use of the Fathers. Santa Clara has grown and prospered and has some new industries, including an extensive seed packing establishment from seed farms in the valley. On Sunday we attended the dedication of the new Methodist Chinch just finished, the old brick having gone in the earthquake. We visited Los Gatos by trolley trom San Jose, through Campbell, returning by way of Saratoga. All the way ia orchard, mostly prunes, but also apricots, peaches and vineyard. It is pruning season now. Here I rememle: only bare plains and rolling hills, pasture or grain, dotted with live oaks. At Los Gatos, where I taught school in the first schoolbouee in 1864, beginning in a private house where one term had been taught before, an old mill and "ten mile house" being then the only nucleus, there is now a thriving town where homes are creeping up over the hillsides, attracting by its beauty not only summer residents but city people who, by recent cut-olfa, find they can make San Francisco in time for business. Here too, I met a friend, H. J. Croll, once a preacher in Covina, now keeping a news depot and candy store. He says the town has just gone "dry" after a long and hard struggle, which is certainly cheering news after the wide open saloons of the other places. I had not realized that one great beauty of our southern towns lie in their absence. My last day was spent in San Jose with a friend whose house was my home for years in the intervals of teaching. We went to Alum Rock by trolley, far back in a canyon in the eastern mountains where mineral waters abound and people go for camping, for picnics and for bathe. We drank clear water, soda and sulphur from three faucets close together. Then we Haw the lights of San Jose, quite metropolitan now, still showing signs of the earthquake, especially at the Normal, where work is conducted temporarily in rough sheds waiting for the proposed new building, to be the finest of its kind in the state. We went to the well- kept cemetery where rest her dead, whom I know, and the tender influence of the silent city entered and possessed my heart. Then-the train for home, The enatern part of the valley has still many grain fields and looks more like tho old times. We had daylight nearly to Gilroy and saw Mt. Hamilton observatory; moonlight acros tho mountains—a pretty Motlem Architecture. 11. i moslem architecture at Agra •Od Delhi, ao splendid, yet so short lived, is so distinctive of n dynasty nnd so alien to the country ns t« lie chiefly significant of the Influence of the west on the cast and stands alike In its permanence nnd In Its feeling or Ideality In remarkable contrast to nil that was before it, is around It and has come after It. It Is Indeed curious how young India Is In art and how old fn her literature, her customs nnd her social framework. There Is no social Institution surviving In Greece or Italy that can In respect of nge or of Interest compare with the Hindoo castes, and there are no buildings or monuments In India that can boast an nn- tlqulty equal to much thnt can ho found In the Latin and even in the Teutonic countries of Europe. Only • few of the ruder nnd smaller rock temples go behind the Christian era, the greater nnd more elaborate belonging to a more recent date, and It Is but what the Inter history would lend us to expect when we find BS regards recently recovered Buddhist sculptures that a sense of form begins to appear just ns Greek Influences become active In India, though the imitations stand at an Immense distance from the originals.— Contemporary Ilevlcw. ness in the city. This is a charming little city itself, with all social and educational advantage?, including the divinity school, where my son prepared for the ministry. Visiting at one of the lovely little hnniOH, my friend took me to a charming lawn fete in the park-like grounds of Miss Jennie Crocker, one of many elegant suburban homes of oily people. We also spent a day in Oakland, where I found an old friend who offered cordial hospitality. The city has grown beyond belief. Htreetn and streets of business, where in my time, it was mostly ou one street. East to Fruitvale and north to Berkeley on either side are miles and miles of solid building where forty Years ago was mostly open country. Returning by West Oakland, likewise j built up, we saw the row of seven | double two-story houses in one of which was once my homo. .Since then the Sarita Fe bus run a long pier out into the bay where it runs its trains to the ferry. The H. P. still runs its trains as of old out on the point to its landing, also well sight—and day broke along the Santa Barbara channel, where wo follow the coast for over forty miles, then on through Oxuard beds arid Ventura beans, down through the Chatsworth tunnels and back to the old Arcade. And here 1 pay my tribute to the scenic coast route, the transportation facilities that made the jourriey possible, the courtesy of rates and stop over, the excellence of roadbed and car accommodations, the considerate trainmen and to the crier who, going,pointed out the sights, explaining the old missions, with dates, the channel and islands, the wireless station at Surf, Camp Atascaduro, the State Polj technic School at Han Luis Obinno, the new road through Santa Matgiiritti Puss for autos and wagons and the Stone Canyon irack to gold fields with twelve billions in eieht! So ends my outing in a haze of glory. MKS. (',. W. LEK. A Misnamed Island. The Island of Madagascar Is misnamed. It should be culled St. Loranz Island. Marco Polo In his work on Africa unmed n stretch of land on the cast coast, south of the equntor, Madagascar. Some time nfter this Mnrtln Belhnlm of Nuremberg prepared a chart of Africa, using Marco Polo's works ns n guide, but misunderstood the report on Madagascar, thinking It meant an Island. He thereupon deliberately added nn island to the east const. This Imaginary Island was mnpped on the charts of the geographers of the fifteenth nnd sixteenth centuries. In 1500 the Portuguese sea captain, Fernando Svnruz. discovered the real Isftind of Madagascar and gave it the name of St. Loronz, nnd for n time thereafter two Islands found their place on the charts. In 1531 it wns known that there wns really only one Island, and in accordance wltb this discovery the original name of Madagascar wns retained, and the other name was dropped. The Way of Heather. Where Sonnerbo township touches the boundaries of Halland there Is a sandy heath which Is so far-reaching that he who stands upon one edge of It cannot look across to the other. Nothing except heather grows on the heath, and it wouldn't be easy to coax other growths to thrive there. To start with, one would have to uproot the heather, for it is thus with heather: Although It has only a little shrunken root, small shrunken branches nnd dry, shrunken leaves, it fancies that it's a tree. Therefore it acts Just like real trees—spreads Itself out In forest fashion over wide areas, holds together faithfully nnd causes all foreign growths that wish to crowd in upou its territory to die out.—"Adventures of Nils," Translated From the Swedish of Selma Lagerlof by Velum Swanston Howard. D. E. STITES Cement Contractor l<mi,mNG W.OCKS A Sl'KCIAVrv Can save you dollars on your building'. Am equipped to do your job large or small. Blocks for sale cheap. S. W. GAGE, Agent, Covina Call and See Us If you need anything in the HARNESS line and will tfive the best we goods at the lowest price. Satisfaction guaranteed. Covlnei Harness & Saddlery Oo. Phone Hume 1170 BARBERS AND SHAVERS ATTENTION Shaving a dclitrht. Use o Sunset Dry Hone. Four strokes before each shave all that necessary to insure perfect shave. Mailed to any address on receipt of price—regular size$1.00; large size $2.00. Agents wanted. J. T. Growe, Manufacturers' Agent, 507 Delta Bldg. , Los Angeles, California. KILL THE COUGH AND CURB THI LUNGS WITH Dr. King's New Discovery 1*0x01* jfsfc AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES. GUARANTEED 8ATI8FAOZOBT OB. MONEY REFUNDED. Q. W. MARSH Practical I | CARRIAGE AND AUTO I Ipaintcr Shop opposite Postofficc COVINA out in the bay. During convention I found time to visit my brother'^ old home on Pine, near Fillmore, natural still but no lunger near the residence limit, which extends on out of Bight, for miles. Conventic/n j over, I spent some days in Hanta | Clara in the house where 1 was mar- i ried, with my old room-mate in hoarding school there. We visited , the eld huildinp. part of which it- ; mains ita a duelling, and ^;j.\ the win •lows (jf our old room. '\\\-- -'•' ol itself, t be I.'nil (-r-ily t i : \viis moved to College ! - i • in; Jf;-,e. in 1871. «!,-.! . : :•.:,.- ertcttil. We \ iniinj < i •. * ' . ; warinely welcomed ny 1 .' i .-.••• lil.ii the: hicJv U-iicLn.-r.-i, ~i. . •• :. ' . : (h i. Cement Work All Kinds. I have in my yards in tho rear of the Covina Irri^atinK Company, Kust | College street, cement irrigation p'!'" of all sizes ready for instant delivery. Let rue furnish you estimates on all cement curbs and sidewalks, foundations, etc. Long years of experience in laying cement irrigation pipe. You can aavft money by seeing me. JAMKH iiONHAM, K O. box 341. Yards, K. Collet'6 Ht., Covina. Protecting Her Cake. The woman who had charge of a certain villngo postofllce was strongly suspected of tampering with parcels In- trusted to nor care. One day a rosy checked youngster, dressed In liis liest clothes, entered the postolilce nnd carefully laid (i huge slice of Iced cake on the counter. "With my sister the bride's compliments, and will you please eat as much as you can?" he said. The postmistress smiled delightedly. "How very kind of tho brltle to re- rnernber me!" Hhe cried. "Did »lie know of my weakness for wedding cake?" "She did." answered the youngster coldly, "and she thought she'd send yer a lilt of it this afternoon, Just to take the edge off yer appetite before she posted any boxes off to her friends!"— Kxchungc. The Artful Passenger. "Here, you," said the conductor angrily, "you rang up a fare. Do that again and I'll put you off." The small man standing Jammed In the middle of the cur promptly r »"B up another fare. Thereupon the conductor projected him* through the crowd and to the edge of the platform. "ThankH," said the little man, "I didn't see any other way to get out COVINA Shoe Repairing (o. Citrus Avenue Having recently installed the latest improved shot; machinery, I am now prepared to tlo all kinds of shoe repairing at short notice. Satisfaction is 1.511 a ran teed in every respect. Men's sewed half soles 7.Sc Ladies' sewed half soles <>0c Ladies' nailed '><>c Here's Ledger. your dime." — I'hiladelphla h30 S. Uroadway, Los Agent for Southern California Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogdcn 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 pointsin the Kast without change of cars. .''"'** '••-"i.. • Through the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of M 1 ), and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCIIENCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phone 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Office, 600 8. Spring St., corner Sixth Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. Building Contractor COVINA, CAL. Money .to Loan »*/ on real estate, privilege to pay $100.00 or multiple thereof at any intercut paying date. I buy trust deed*, deed contract)* and first niorlgagcH. At Argus office afternoons of Tuesdays and Fridays; at hunjc on I'ucute St., except Mondays and Thursdays. Telephone 32S<>, OHC,:\K MILLICK. H E A L D 'S 614 South Gr*n<l Avenue, IM Anirnlei, California. Thn ifrenUiHl buHlnemi training ifmtiluUun in tins notith. Opun <lurln« lliu unllrn your. WrlUl for, imrtlciiliirH. J. W. LACK BY. Miumitur. TIIK NKW IRamblcr Automolbile He.ttcr than ever. Better th;rn any, regardless of price. We can "show you." See local agent or W. B. COWAN J. N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike and best manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. We also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, and if you are thinking of purchasing a vehicle os any kind we invite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over. We will guarantee you a square deal and save you a few dollars besides. I A Healthy Pamily. - ''"J V in.' I' r '•r! l' Kn I -'.it- Real Dialect. At a traction line ticket office In Dayton. (>.. the other day I overheard the following conversation, the parties thereto being a German woman and tiie ticket ngent: "A dlcket t.-ioo Xinzln-nay-tce." "One way?" "/wel wa.v s." Then na he t-ta/njied the ticket the purchaser :i.-,ked: "I ha? dime, to vaiilt bow rrjucU'f"— Chicago NL-V.S. lie as ji)i-^!-.--i;t in your own Lome M you ar-.- !jj 'j:".f neig!il>oi!'. Howell & Ho we I! BREAD II U Uxht, Sweet M and Wholesome i V"S rv '.fa FKKSH KVKKV DAY AT £j '$ ?$ ff* Cake and '^'\ tq Confectionery " Wilson through valley daily. ^.^ Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Transfcrin^ furniture, pianos, delivering express packages, (.irryiu^ United States mail, taking out parties to the canyons and beaches. Hauling or- anjjes and all kinds of heavy team in;/. OK KICK With YYi.-lK-Kartfo on Citrus Avenue Covina Transfer Company store, inai 'tme " TIT r -r r- tr i

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