Covina Argus from Covina, California on November 28, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, November 28, 1908
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TRY THE COV IN A FURNITURE CO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, M«inager Yoaemlte Valley. Yosemtte Valley is now reached daily after short and pleasant trip via Southern Pacific to Merced. Yosemite Valley Railroad and 12 miles stage ride. Information may tie had at Southern Pacific, offi.-c-. VETERAN RESENTS ATTACK. Austin Warner of 18th Iowa Knocks Down flan Insulting Soldiers. A Socialist, rabid in his remarks, and full of vitriol against the government in general, met bis Waterloo in Covina last Saturday evening and received a lesson bo will ponder over for some time. At the corner of Citrus avenue and fiadillo street he had collected a crowd of the ourius and the idle, and was holding forth in a voice that rose to a shriek at times. Right in the middle of a denunciation of the United States as a government, be digressed to villify the old soldiers of the War of the Rebellion. "They're all a set of brutes and cowards," he exclaimed. No sooner was the remark out of his mouth than he was knocked to the ground by Austin Warner, a veteran of the 18th Iowa regiment. The Socialist stayed down and out for a minute and then made a scramble for a back alley, some of his friends following and some remaining to make dnrk threats as to what they would do to Warner. This particular Socialist was one who travels around the country, bleeding the crack-brained followers of his creed for a few cents each to keep him alive, a typical "Red," and a dangerous man to be abroad. Austin Warner's action in defending the characters of the men who fought with him through America's great struggle, was commended on every side. Had the frothy-mouthed follower of the red flag known that a veteran stood so near him, he probably would never have dared to make his assertion, but as it is, he will have plenty of time to reflect on bis impudence and wait for his face to get well. City Marshal Mebnert dispersed the crowd and refused to allow any more speaking during the evening. Warner's regiment, the 18th Iowa, saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the Rebellion, going into active service 1200 strong and emerging from the war when it was over with but 515 men. ;. ^ .....The Marathon. Dorando, the Italian runner who was defeated in the Marathon race by Hayes of New York, has asked for another chance, and HP yes has consented to run it over with him. Hayes won the race lair enough, but the awful struggle of the Italian to stagger across the line while the j American was overhauling him is a piece of history in athletics that surpasses all the attempts of fiction authors to thrill—there is nothing in fact or flotioii connected with sports that can rival it, Dorando's finish in this long distance run was like a sceue out o? a great drama; only the tremendous throng v.-atcbing knew that no stage acting was going ou bofore them. One hundred yards from the tape he fell. The American was a quarter of a mile behind. lie arose, blind with fatigue. He waa delirious with the strain. He staggered a few feet aud fell again, heavily, lifelessly. A great groan went up from the crowd. Then his physician raised him to his feet and assisted him a few yirdw. Dorando in the excess of utter fatigue, crazed by his overwrought nerves, fought his helpers feebly, and compassion took possession of the crowd and it cried : "Don't kill Lirn. Lei him alone. Stand baok." Aud HO it came to fans that the Irish-American, strong, with his chin low and lungs free, strode by the Italian whose lace lay downward in the dirt, with one hand stretched toward the finish line, while tlie throng made the grandstand rook with its cheering. Dorando lost because Hayes was a Letter athlete. The American does not desire the name of having beaten a foe who succumbed within reach of the vie, tory, and will accord him another chance. But barring accidents, the American will wlu again, for he demonstrated hy finishing strong, that the race was his own. It will be interesting to watch for the outcome. Cement Work All Kinds. I have in my yards in the rear of the CoviiiK Irrigating Company, East College street, cement irrigation pipe ot all sixea ready fur instant delivery. Let (ue furuihh you estimates ou all cement curbs and sidewalks, foundations, etc. Lung years of ex perience in laying cement irrigation pipe. You can fcave money by f-.eeing me. J.AMKS BONHAM, P, O. box 311. Yards, K. St., COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves*' ve were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when he v\ ^ed recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting' could have been chosen in describing-Coviua, the chief town of the far-famed San 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 of the orange blossom and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Along 1 these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer sorts grows in profusion, and. withal are the lovely homes set in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in Such varied richness that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable floral 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 Madrc range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling- like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beai-.ty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardlv surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of incuring any tcivrist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glagce about him. Many things he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseekerCovina 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 s?a, 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, wbich position it holds steadfastly. Our population is estimated at 2500. Covina is located twenty-one miles east of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley. It i« connected with L,os Angeles and other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Pacific Electric, which furnishes hourly service, with a. running time of 35 minutes, through many miles of the ficest orange groves. The public schools of Covina are the pride of the people and {he buildings are constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they are up-to-date'. Our high-school certificates are 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 arc well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had outgrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid good social and moral environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 100.5, which is largely patronized. An especial Jc lUr eo in- . vn s the children's reading room. -..• In few communities, even in Southern California, can there be fcund a people more universa 1 y imbued with civic pride than ure the citi/.enii of Covina. The Covina Home Telephone Company '•••- 'cupies its own building and furnibheb a complete and efficient service. Subscriber!, have: th<. use of over HOC phones, including free connections with the towns of A.aisa, GU udora, San DimaK, Charter Oak, Irwindale and Puerile. The Covina <ia» Company, aUu a local institution, furnishes gas for both fuel arid illumination. The San Gabriel JUight and Power Company furm»h<:» light for Covina private homes and streets, which are well lighted by a complete system of incandescent lights. The Covina Land and Water Company, controlled by II. E. Huntingtoii, furnishes the city with a pure water uupply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two savings banks. Our store* are of high order and all leading,lines of business are represented. The Vendorne i» a first-class country hotel. Our clubs are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon dub, a ladies' literary, federated organization, ov.-niiig a handsome club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue ar>d ('enter street; the Fortnightly, a gciillcinaii's literary club; the Amjinion, a musical organization; ;m<l the Covina Country Club, equipped v, ith a -.uitable and charming building; the San Gabriel Valley Auto Club with it» sixty-seven and » n.ake frequent delightful runs over the l:ne road'A ay »; and the Coviua Valley Farmers' Club, dtvotef) to i.crticultural arid i/ubiic interests. Covina ha.-> also its full (jucta. of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks a» the leidinif orani/t- district of I,o.s Angeles county. Kiev-en cor:ipleti:ly equipped packing houses are required to prepare f^r market the thoi;->an<l.-> of carloads of orange^ which art. shipped from this point annually to the eastern markets. In annual shipments Covin.i ran*-, 'ifnt in \,<m Angelea county and third in the world. Trie raising of leun.ns is a^>o a leaciing indu-.try. l!e»ides our citrus products, deciduous fruits ai.d berrie- of eve.ry kind are grown in abundance.. Agricultural products and yra.ins grown on lands.-,outn v.est ol the city aioo form a leading source of in< orue. CHRISTMAS In Old flexico Special Excursion A A Round .vFvr T rjp Leaves Los Angeles Dec. 1ft, 1<)08, direct for City of Mexico. Train will consist of Drawing- Room Sleepers, "Observation am} Buffet and Dining Cars, meals a la carte. Tickets pood for two months' trip. Stop-overs and return qia Santa Fe from El Paso. Side trip if desired, Williams to Grand Canyon $i>.50 additional. Reserve Your Space Early-Ample Accommodations For Everybody (ret our beautifully illustrated booklet on Mexico— -tells ,you all about the great trip points to visit and how to reach them— routcof the special train, etc —free on application. Southern Pacific Los Angeles Oflice, (>(>() S. Spiiug St., corner Sixth D. B. SCHKNCK, Agent. Covina " . Home phone M4 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phono 61; Sunset Main 70 Mexican Central Railway Flood Bldg., San KrtmcUco Santa Fe 3.14 S. Spring St., kon Angeles Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. (ding COVINA, CAL. Money to Loan on real cHtatc, privilege to pay SIOO.OO or multiple thereof at any intercut paving date. I buy trunt dccda, deed coiHracln and lir«t mortgages. At home 130 K.JPiieute St., except Mondays and Thursday*. Telephone I'M. OHCAR M1UJCK. H E A L D ' S 014 South Grand Avenue, Lot Angeloi, California. r\\n prnnuiHt bunincuM trulnlriK IriHlllirtlon In tho iioulri. OIMIM during I ho fiillro yi-nr Wrlto for prtrtreiilnrH. j. w . IMCKKV MH J, N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mocli.-inics and tho host i:(|tii|)tiu:nt we ran <lo your work in the most workmanlike and best manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. Wf- also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, and if yon arc thinking of purchasing a vehicle os any kind we invite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over. Wn will guarantee you a s<|iiaiv deal and save you a ii-w dollars besides. Moving Heaven and Earth And also anylhint; t-lse that will move, Transferring furniture, pianos, delivering express packages, carrying United States mail, taking out parties to the canyons and beaches. Haul' ;^ or- anjjes and all kind-, of heavy teamin; 1 . 0|''KICK With Wells-KarKo on Citrus Avenue Covina Transfer Company Home I'hone HO Kes I'hone 1 10U

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