Covina Argus from Covina, California on November 14, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, November 14, 1908
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TRV THE COV IN A FURNITURE CO. SAFEST PLACE TO TRADE FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Yosemltc Valley. Yoacmitc Valley is now reached daily after short and pleasant trip via Southern F'actfic to Merced. Yosemite Valley Railroad and 12 miles stage ride. Information may be had at Southern Pacific office. Or«itg«lr<>wer« Elect. The Covlq Orange Growers As- socintion be/ 1 their annual stockholders meebg on Saturdny, Nov. 7tb, with ftl'od attendance of representative gf*ers present. The Wetary's report for the year just Josed, showed very satisfactory fff.tagea, navels averaging nearly awigh aa the year previous, diug depressed flnanoinl Conditi/na in the East, and while the av/ages on Vnlencias were lower than ne previous two years, owing to luiBTy deciduous fruit crop ell ovev'the United States and especially the/ peach crop in Delaware and Gtorgia, yet the prices realized, saow handsome returns to the grow era of Valencia oranges. President A. R. Evans of this association, who was sent as its representative to the Exchange convention, recently held in Kansas City, gave a short review of the convention work, which was very interesting, and showed that the papers read and discussed cannot but help be a benefit to the citrus fruit grower. Manager, D. Eytnnn Huff, of the local Exchange, was also present and gave a short talk on his trip East. Mr, Huff visited the large orange consuming districts of the Enst and and West, and became acquainted with tbe district Exchange agents, as well as tbe jobbers and the trade in general. They extended to him many courtesies and bad kind words to say of Covina oranges, especially for Valencies. He feels he made ua many new friends, which will result in largely Increased orders tbe corn- in season. In the matter of early shipments, Mr. Huff strongly advises against shipping any but well-colored, matured fruit. The directors elected for the ensuing year ate L. L. Ratekin, A. R. Evans, H. M. Houser, Geo. B. Sco- fleld, A. T. Lougbeed, B. L. King, C. Vaughn. . The directors elected the following officers to serve for tbe ensuing year: A. R. Brans, president; H. M. Houser, vice-president; C. E. Crawford, secretaiy and manager; Piral National Bank of Covina, treasurer; H. M. Houser, house foreman. Box Social Coming. With the installation of tbe mem bers into new quarters, and a large amount of apparatus purchased, the Covina Christian Culture and Athletic Club will go forward with a rush. Coolman hall is an ideal place for an organization of this sort. There is plenty of room for the apparatus, and the large stage will oe fitted up as a reception room or parlor. New wiring and lighting has already been installed. Tbe piano has beeu tuned and placed in good condition for tbe box social and entertainment tg be held on Friday evening, November 20tb. This social is to embrace everyone in the town, and no admission will be charged, Tbe boxes will be sold. A good entertainment for that evening is being arranged. It SB the idea of tbe board cf directors to keep this hall open as much as possible, aud .a number of keys will be distributed among the members, aud one member with a kej will be present every evening, anc be responsible for tbe ball. Tbe box social will be held with the idea of introducing the ladies of the town to the club, and no foitrial invitations are to be issued, but tbe people of tbe town are all expectec to be there on that evening. Fur tber details will be issued during tbe coming week. Good Pay in the Government Service It is strange that more of oui youug people do not prepare for cm ploymeut in tbe U. S. civil service. Tbe work is generally light,the hours short, the pay good, about $800 t $1000 a year at beginning. Th positions are permanent, not being affected by crop conditions or financial panics. ID certain departments of tho civil service, the government is having trouble to secure sufficient help to meet the needs of the service. This is due to tbe fact that so tew people know bow to go about securing these positions. No political pull is necessary. Tbe placet) are given to those who can pass the civil service examinations. These examinations are held in San Bernardino, and tbe Sau Bernardino Business College and Civil Service Institute is said to be tbo only school in California making a specialty of training for tbe government service. Pull information can Le had by writing this school, which givf-i these courses either by mail or in {.t-reuij. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Go*. J. N. Glllett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting 1 could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed 8an Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard and driveway for miles in every direction is flanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden with the perfume ef the orange blossom and the trees ladeti with the golden ripe fruit. Along these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer aorta grows in profusion, and withal are the lovely homes act in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in auch varied richness that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable florw wealth. Sublimely eminent over the landscape that blesses the eye from Covina is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of lesser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beauty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of incuring any tourist' advising him to tarry at .Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things he will treasure iu memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality is all ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjoy the grandeur of mountain, the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and flowering in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azone of mountain tops with the tincture of the sea, the conveniences of civilization, and an opportunity of securing handsome returns for their labors in the cultivation of our groves. Covina was incorporated as a city in 1901, and at once took rank as one of the best governed cities of California, which position it holds steadfastly. Our population is estimated at 2SOO. Covina is located twenty-one miles east of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley. It is connected with Los Angeles and other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new Hue of the Pacific Electric, which furnishes hourly service, with a running time of 35 minutes, through many miles of the finest orange groves. The public schools of Covina are the pride of the people and the buildings are constructed after the most approved modern plan. .In all respects they are up-to-date. Our high-school certificates arc accepted in the leading colleges and universities, East and West. Grammar school graduates accredited in the high schools of California and all other states. The people of Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had outgrown their present church buildings. f No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise familie8 v amid good social and moral environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial Jc itu'eo '• im "i. ^n s the children's reading room. In few communities, even in Southern California, can therein; found a people mure universally imbued with civic pride than are the citi/.ens of Covimt. The Covina Home Telephone Company occupies its own building and furnishes a complete and efficient service. Subscribers have the use of over 800 phones, including free connections with the towns of A/una, (ilendora, Kan Dimas, Charter Oak, Irwindale and Ptiente. The Covina (las Company, also a local iiihtiliilion, furnishes gas for l 'O«li fuel and illumination. The Han (iabriel Light and Power Company furnishes light for Covina private homes and streets, which are well lighted by a complete sygtcm of incandescent lights. The Covina hand and Water Company, controlled by H. 1C. Huntington, furnishes the city with a pure water supply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two savings banks. Our stores are of high order and all leading lines of business are represented. The Vendoine is a first-class country hotel. Our clubs are of a social, literary arid musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladies' literary, federated organization, owning a handsome club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; th« Amphion. a musical organization; and he Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable and charming building; the Han (Gabriel Valley Auto Club with its sixty-seven autos make frequent delightful runs over the fine roadways; and the Covina Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horticultural and public interest*. Covina has also its full quota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks as the leidirig orange district of Los Angeles county. Klevi:w completely equipped packing houses are required to prepare for market the thousands of carload^ of oranges which are shipped from this point annually to the eastern markets. In annual thipnientK Covina ranks first in Los Angelea county and third in the world. The raising of lemons is also a leading industry. JSesides our citrus products, deciduous fruits ar.d berrie-. of every kind are grown in abundance. Agricultural products and grains grown on landssouthwest ot the city also form a leading source of income. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS I To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los Att- g-cles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the East without change of cars. . Through the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '4'), and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCIIKNCK, Agent, Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phone (11; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Office, <>00 S. 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 interest paying date. I buy trust deeds, deed contracts and first mortgages. At Argus office afternoons of Tuesdays and Fridays; at hom«-ou Piieute St., except Mondays and Thursdays. Telephone 3259, OSCAR MILLER. H E A I. D ' 8 614 South Grand Avenue, Loi AnK«lt», California. Tho grafiloAt buHlneim training liiHllLullun In tho HouLli. Upon during "HI «nl.!w> yeiir. Wrlto for pnrtlrulnm. J. W. I.ACKKV, 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 ;i .vehicle on 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 ;i f»:w dollars besides. Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Tr.msfering furniture, pianos, delivering express packages, carrying I'nited States mail, taking out parlii^ to tin- canyons and beaches. Hauling oranges and all kinds ol heavy teaming. OK KICK With Wells-Kargo on < Urtis Avenue Covina Transfer Company Home J'honi: HO Rev I'houc 1 10H

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