Covina Argus from Covina, California on November 21, 1908 · Page 3
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TRY .THE v COV IN A FURNITURE CO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE Of FLOOR ((WRINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Yosemlte Valley. Yosetnite Valley is now reached daily after short and pleasant trip via Southern Pacific to Merced. Yoscmite Valley Railroad and 12 miles sta^e ride. In formation may be had at Southern Pacific office. SHERMAN TAKES SAVANNAH CITY Covina Citizen's Diary Tells of Conclusion of Historic March. Dec. 3rd. This day we marched ten or twelve miles without any interruption and camped at sunset on a large plantation on the Cashing and Augusta railroad. Of course the fences vanished like magic and soon bright fires were burning on all aides. We were ordered to tear up part of the track, which we proceeded to do before supper, iu the usual sty.le. Deo. 4th. The corps and cavalry were in motion early moving north, and they soon succeeded in finding the enemy, as more skirmishing oould be heard. Our .Regiment, (14th O. V.I.), and the 18th Ky., remained to guard the train. The skirmishing continued to increase nud some artillery oould be heard, but a half hour was sufficient to route them and the sound of the fight was growing more and morn remote. Soon the tidings carue that they were gone, having lost one pieop of artillery and a few prisoners, besides the killed and wounded. Our loss in all was about 40. About noon we continued our march in a southeast direction and having passed over nine miles, camped for the night, thus finishing up the third week from Kingston. Dec. 5th. We made about 20 miles with no enemy to retard our progress. A few horses were captured from a party of confederates on our right who were surprised. The face of the country here is nearly level end quite barren. There is nothing to look upon but pine forests and sandy fields. The sailing vessels of the whole world could be supplied with masts from these forests. Ther6 is a kind of moss hanging from the branches of the trees iu this part of the state which gives . them a very singular appearance. It is the kind, of which oushions and mattresses are made. Dec. 6th. This day passed quietly and we proceeded on our way in good cheer, still having plenty to eat without visiting our supply train. Our army now generally think that our aim is Savannuah, arid we are now within six miles of the Savannah river and the Palmetto State. The oitizeus show their animosity by felling trees in our way, which are about as much obstruction as straws in a path. Deo. 7th. Starting early, we made •eleven miles before noon, and after dining we marched five more and lay over till eleven o'clock at night when we marched seven more. Then we rested till near morning and •caught a few moments sleep. Our hasty movement was to escape the trouble of the enemy's cavalry who are hanging on our rear guard every day. We are now within 35 miles of Savannah. Of course there is considerable speculation as to how we will succeed, but the reports wo get are not reliable and no one but Sherman knows anything about their strength and ho can keep his own <oouusel very well. Dec. 8th. Thursday. At seven •o'clock, after a short nap, we started without breakfast and went two miles where we made coffee and then went three miles further and Btnpped for all day. There was some skirmishing on our front and our regiment was placed on one of the flanks to protect it, but we were not molested, and at midnight w<; marched two miles, which brought us through a dismal swamp and over Kbenexer creek where wo camped near morning and immed'ntely disposed ourselves f,*r a nleeii, this being the first good opportunity hi tbit j o ui}<hts. Our march was along the course of the {Savannah ri\er in distance a mil* r,r two. We could hear heavy cannonading iu the direction of Charleston. We also heard some heavy firing on our front. Only a few more days .suspense to endure. Dec. Oth, About uo»n our division started on a blind road leading from the river to another road known as the middle ground road. Our course was south, and on arriving at nighi after au eight, hours march, we were no nearer {Savannah. The cannonading now towards Havmiimh is inccs-unt in the daytime, and our advance must bo closing in on the doomed ''.Meadow City." The ne- gr'.jt-s from the city report, that the <-.xcitr.'uent there Ls intense. The name of Sheru.an i-> a tcii'.i. Their works of defense are said to be at the Charleston railroad crossing thirteen miles from the city. The roads and weather are favorable to successful military operations and' a short time will decide this cowte'st. Our whole army feels very confident and is in excellent condition aftei s<> long a march. Dec. 10th. Advanced ns far as the railroad, which we destroyed, the enemy having abandoned the works and withdrawn to the city. Our second brigade took a road which led to the bridge and succeeded in destroying a portion of the trestle work leading to it, thus severing communication between Savannah and Charleston. The 20th corps and the Army of Tennessee are uow within three or four miles of the city and the thunder of the fleet beyond can be distinctly heard. The enemy have iron-dads on the river which can pass us but have done us no injury as yet. Fourth week ended. Dec. llth. After a rainy night a clear morning succeeded, and at noon we advauced two miles guarding the 14th corps train. This brought us within ten miles of the city. Firing can be constantly beard in that direction by the artillery of both forces. One cannot help contrasting war now with what it was three years ago. Taking our own regiment for instance. All was then style, dress parades, reviews and inspections innumerable. Officers supported costly uniforms, spotless white gloves and swords bright as silver, but not from use. The regimental traiu was 17 wagons heavily loaded with trunks, great tents, mess chests, cooking utensils, looking-glasses and everything calculated to make men and officers comfortable. But experience showed that our "fighting weight" was too heavy, and after a series of retrenchments, we are now reduced to one wagon and no style. The officers can only be distinguished from the men by old, rusty swords that, they carry, not one of which they would have touched three years ago. The men carry tents known as the "shelter tent," in size a little less .than a table spread. They are just as comfortable as under the old regime, and are ready at a moment's warning to climb hills or wflde swamps. Today we passed a little fort which was planted in the road and intended to do much execution in outranks, but we did not choose to march up in front of it but flanked it and captured it with two pieces of artillery. Dec. 12th. Lay quiet all day listening to the cannonading without knowing what was going on in a military way. Our occupation these days, is hulling rice from the straw which, with some very lean beef, is the chief of our diet. \*'e nro fill anxious that commuuicrtions should be opened speedily with the shore. Some luud explosions were board at midnight towards Savannah. The swamps are retarding the advance of the army. Deo. 13th. At 7 o'clock we moved forward in a south-oast direction, still being rear uuurd of the train and had no fighting to do, although we could bear rapid musketry firing in different places. Deo. 14th. We remained in camp comparatively quiol all day. The joyful tidings was r«Kd to all the regiments that the Keen id Division of the Fifteenth CoipH J;ad «ucn«ed- ed in capturing Fort McA lister. This fort was the key to the city and its capture gave us HCCPHH to the coast. This announcement caused tn-men dons cheering which followed around our line time after time, like the waves of the ocean. We all had letters from home and a happy even- Ing was enjoyed in camp although we draw no rations till tomoirow. Deo. Ifith. We ive.re marched into the city of Savannah with fla^s flying and bands playing, ah happy a lot of raniu.iulliiiH an was ever seen. The enemy had croHse.l to South Carolina by pontoon bridge, leaving their sick arid wounded. Thousands of bales of cotton and hundreds of cann«n are said to be among the spoils. The day was (spent in draw- iui? rations and cooking and eating the same. Tomorrow we expect to replenish our vvardrobes, and it in jsaid that we will rebt here till after ! New Year. This cioses thi; journal. A Healthy Family. "Our '.vlioli: f.'iinily ba.i enjoyed jjoo'l hi-alth sinctj we oegun living I>r. Kinf^'-. New I<ite Pill's, tiirri: year-> u^o," .->ayr, I*. A. Hartlet, <A Kura) Koutt- 1, (iuilc- fi.rrt, Mai: e. 'J h'.-y (.leans*: ;ino > lon- thi/ system in a ir-mllc way th;it doe.-, >.ju yo-xl. 2 : -c at CUpp'.'s ^i"Liy stor*:. THE BALLOON SAID^HOWDY" Covina Citizens Received Better Show Than Los Angeles Crowds. "Up in a bnllooti, boys, Up In a balloon; Ain't it the jolliest Thing to bo Up iu a ualloou." Now sny, wasn't it, teal nice of that old balloon to oouie a-sailiug right lickety-plumb over Covina the other day, right where wo could all see an' reely nn' truly tulk with the fellers cahootin' around in the thing came sailin' just as easy right over the car line and they shouted down a big thrilling measure to us here in Covina: "The balloon United States ou its way to New York!" What difference does it make whether it, got to New York or not? Covina couldn't, have bad an exhibition like that iu tbe town without paying about ten thousand dollars for it, and maybe we oould not got a real live aeronaut like Captain Wild to oome out here for that. Anyway, we don't need to now. He paid us a visit and was real nice to us, and we wou't forget him it he's out of a job sometime and wants two-bits to sidlo up to an eat counter with. That, balloon was all right. Haven't seen a regular long-distance balloon show since tbe morning you and father bustled out about 4 g.ru. in tbe pale light of dnwu and fed up the stock aud done up all the chores in jig-time, and went iu and choked down a breakfast, while mother got ready herself and found neckties and clean shirts for you and father at the same time— got out the double surrey and the plough horses and followed the neighbors to tbe fair grounds—dusty, whew! more'n three thousand people on tbe grounds wben we got there; Over in tbe oval inside the half-mile race track, the thing was being filled up with: smoke—- JooUed like smoke anyway —- aud 'long about three o'clock after you'd been gazing up every time someone shouted: "Tbero she goes," she finally did KO up, an' wasn't it tlno, simply f*ne? But come to think of it that was what they call a hot-air balloon, that just went up until it looked about as big ne the old rain barrel ut the book door at home, rind then the i'ollor jumped and come down like 8am Hill for about two miluH, and then the pair o'shoota opened up. Everybody let out a long High of disiip- pointmout, bucauso they bad bueti waiting all day to see him go up and then fall nut anil smash hitnaoif all to BmitLoroons on tho roof of this gran:! bland. This balloon that onme and eaid "Howdy" to Covina Ilio other day was tho reel thing all 'round, marie of fine silk and filler] with carbonic aciid gas (is it uiirbouic gas or cyanide of potassium?) ami it had tun mnri in it, Captain Wild, the intn. 1 pit! and foarlcHH King of the. Air, anil the pilot's name was-—well, nobody could pronounce il anyway because it sounds like a noi.Hi; niadfl by an amateur megaphone artist. Homo of th* felh.TH were right under the balloon when Hint nailed over tin; town and (,'ap'n Wild threw down I wo notv.spapfir mi!,ssageH for the LOH Angeh;s papers, nil done up In Hand, "Tried altitiido of ten thousand ft'i'l, wind blew ns out to the ocean," tlm iiie.Hiiuges Hiiiil iiml they were signed by Hie Iwo men in tlm banket A little further up the valley .i"*' after crorHJrig (,'ovinn the hit I loonistH looked down on a Levy of girls and Cap'n Wild sung out : "Want to | go along?" Ono homi-iiick man limn Now Vork who banr/'t buen //ut bure I long, pair! that if the anchor rope ' had cinmt! a little nearer thb ground, ; he vi on Id have "dumb uboa.'d" ainl I gone, home in the (turn thing. ! After cruising around over Heveral j i.'f the.- I.»\M>H in the Upper Kan tin ! briol villey, Captain Wii.l firmily i!e elded that be coiildnt' get the balloon ' over t be mountains, hfccitiiHe of the dense cushion of air that persisted in irr.pfell ing him b;ick to the co.ist. Finally ut a position about ten rnilus from liiveicidi- he abandoned l)>e project, but Hays that it would bf; j quite possible to maka a \\anic.i-ii tinentbl trip at a liilfeicril htaion of the year. Special Train to the City of Mexico AND RETURN Leaving Los Angeles Dec. 16th This will be a great trip. Berth reservations should be made early. SEE Southern Pacific Agents IF YOU WANT ANY PAINTING KALSOMINING OR PAPER HANGING done, see me before you let your job. All work g-uaranteed and prices reasonable. Phone 51. C. II. Kistler Plumbing Plumbing Materials .4- WATER SEWER ALL PLUMBING REPAIRS, We contract to furnish all the materials and do the work or furnish the materials only. GET OUR PRICES JAMES W.HELLM AN Hardware, Stoves, Etc. 157-161 North Spring St. LOS ANGELES 1-d-OM 1909 Model Kissel Thirty Motor 4>., / x4>,f--.V) h. p. Wheel Hase 107 in. Floating Rear Axle. I Beam Kront Axle. Selective Transmission. Rear Springs y\ Kliptic. Weight 2000 Ibs. Tirnken Roller Meariiiffs. We eels .12X.V-'*. Speed 45 miles per hour. Kissel Thirty Roadster $1500 Kissel Thirty Surrey $1550 Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los An- 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 '49, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCHENCK, Agent, Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phono 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific lyos Anodes Office, MX) H. Spring St., corner Sixth Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. Building Contractor COVINA, CAL. Money to Loan %^/ on real e.statc, privilege to pay $100.00 or multiple! thereof at any Intercut piiy- iiijLr (.l;i.te. 1 utiy trust deeds, clcud contnictH and first inoi'l^a^cH. At. Argus oll'iee afternoons of Tm.'sdiiyH and l-'rhhiys; at home on I MiiMilc St., uVctjil MoncUvH iind Thursdays. Titli-plirnin ;?25'», OSCAR MiIJ.JOR. H E A L D '5 614 South Grnnd Avenue, Lot Antfelea, CaHforrtlft. Thn Knuiti'Ht. liijKliioiia tniiiiinK liiHlltuLii'ii In llui iioulh. Utiun during Ui.i cnUrn yi-ur. Wrlln for [HirtlciilarH. .1. W, l,A<;i(KY, MiiniiKiir. I. N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the h<;st crjiiijjincnt we can do your work in thu most workrn.-nililu: and hi:st manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. We. als(. 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. Half- 1 lot. RJiO (.OV1XA Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Transient!^ furniture, pianos, deliver- ing express packages, carrying I'niti-ii Stales mail, taking out parlies to lln- canyons and beaches. Hauling or- anges am! all kinds of heavy U-amiii;'. OK KICK With Wrlls-Karjfo on Cilnr~> Avenue Covina Transfer Company Home I'hoiie SO KY, I'h./in- 1 lu

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