Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 5, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, December 5, 1908
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TRY THE GOVINA FURNITURE GO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR (OVERIMS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Yosemlte Valley. Yoacinitc Valley is DOW reached daily after short, and pleasant trip via Southern Pacific to Merced. Yoaemite Valley Railroad and 12 miles stage ride. Information may be had at Southern Pacilic office. The Nash Bungalow, Air. and Mrs. W. \V. Nnsh moved Into their new bungalow ou San Bernardino road Saturday. The ingenious method of economizing on every available space in the interior of this modern bungalow and the attractive appearance of the building, exterior and interior, has caused it to be the subject of very favorable comment in the community. Contractor Allison deserves credit for the manner in which be has brought this home to completion. The hcmc is stained dark ori the outside. The front door is of heavy oak, after the massive styles of a century ago, and opens into a front ball finished in slash grain pine, a most beautiful effect. Contractor Allison has fashioned a small door in the ovcrlaping panel work in the hall, which opens Into a little closet, the door being arranged so ingeniously that no one would suspect its presence. The front room .is finished overhead with heavy beams and cream fresco. A large open fireplace of glazed brick is flanked on each side by window seats, which are also lockers for the storage of household goods. The windows of this room, as is the case throughout the bouse, are of heavy- leaded diamond panes. The den and library is one which makes Mr. Nash a man to be envied. Movable shelves for his books and light well distributed from the windows make the den a cosy place. The front room and dining room are separated by folding doors. A built-in buffet with all the accessories is a feature of this room, and a door opens to the outside beneath the pergola and cemented arbor. The Jiving room is 15 by 24 feet and the dining room 14 by 18 feet. Mr. and Mrs. Nash are especially satisfied with the kitchen, done in white enamel, with countless drawers, cupboards and cooling closets. On this floor is a bedroom frescoed in rose-pink with white enamel painting. O.a the second floor the front room is a pleasant one, and all rooms open into the hallway. The bathroom is fitted with medicine closets and stowaway lookers. Two other bedrooms are finished tastily. The house has a front screen room of large dimensions and a back screen porob. Cost of Orange Production. One of the interesting features of the brief submitted to the ways and means committee of the house by the committee representing the Citrus Protective League was a state merit of the comparative cost of producing and marketing oranges in California and in Italy: The cost of producing a box of California oranges as gathered from a large number of growers and packers, exclusive of interest, is given as follows: Cost of labor per box, 59 cents. Cost of material used in growing and packing, 46 cents. Total cost per box, 91.05. Cost of transportation to eastern market, including 10 cents for ice, 971 cents. Total cost per box on eastern markets, 91.98. (Refrigeration costs 20 cents per box—lor 18SJ7, 58 per cent of orange shipments were shipped under refri- geiation.) The cost of producing a box of oranges ID Italy in 65 cents. Cost of transportation to New York, 25 cents. Or total cost of foreign oranges in New York harbor, per box, 90 cents. They pay a duty per box of Tii cents. Or a total foul ou the market ol per box, $1. G2. Or an advantage still in favor of the foreign grower of 3G cents. That is certainly a clinching argument in favoi of the retention of the cent a pound duty. In fact it demonstrates that we ought t<> have a cent and a half to put us on an equality with the foreign producer and .shipper. Don't be deceived by imitations of PcWitt's Carbolixc-d Witch Hazel Salve. When you ask for DeWitt's be sure you get it- The name is stamped on every box. There is jiiot one original. It is especially good for piles. We sell and recommend them. Sold by C. F. Clapp. City Taxes Due. City taxi-s are due. Taxes will be : <!<_'lim;ueut on Monday, December 2tth. at ; \>. in. Call at the City Trustees' room. No. n, Ki-ud block. .Hours 2 to 4. I)og iiccn-i'^ are alio payable. All owners and hurborers of <!'•>;..'* ;:r<: -.varnt-d that t'-.ty arr subject to (inc it do;.' Ik'rusrs art: not paid before !><•- \t-iiibcr l->t. City tax a'lddo^j liier-n-s arc payable to T.JX 1'ijlie.i.tor Mt-hne.-i. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fait gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard anc. driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked 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 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 Mad re 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's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many thing's he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg 1 . BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality i.s 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 2500. Covina is located twenty-one miles east of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley. It is connected with Lo» Angeles and other points by 1 the Southern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Pacific Electric, which furnishes hourly »ervicett with a running time of 35 minutes, through many milea of the finest orange groves. . ,| The public schools of Covina are the pride <»f the people and the building* are constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respect*, 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 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial Ic itu'eo ' • m^ "f on s the children's reading room. In few communities, even in Southern California, can there b<- found a people more universally imbued with civic pride than are the citizens of Covina. The Co VIM a Home Telephone Company <><.- cupies its own building and turninht.'.-. a complete and efficient service. Subsr.ribi-Tn have tin: un<: of over 8CO phoiu-a, including frt-e connections with the towns of A/.u-a, I .Icndoi a, San Jjiuiat>, (.'hai ter Oak, Irwindale and Puente. The Covina (Jas Company, also a local in.itiuition, furnUhcs gas for both fuel and illumination. The San Gabriel J<ight and Powur Company f urn.i»ht:h light for Covina private homes and btreeU, which are well lighted by a complete (system of incandescent lights. The Covina Land and Water Company, controlled by H. K. Ilunt.ington, furnishes tb'- city with a pure water supply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two savings b;ink-,. Our stores are of high order and all leading lines of business are represented, 'i he Veii'lorne is a fir.->t-r;lai,n country hotel. Our clubs are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Mond.iy afternoon Club, it ladie •>' literary, federated organization, owning a handsome club-house on the corner of Citrutt avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; the Amphion, a musical organization; an'l the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable and charming building; the Han Gabriel Valley Auto Club with its. hi xty -seven autos tr:ake frequent delightful riinr. o-. Covina Valley Farmer*' Club, devoted to horticultural at.d public intt -r< •,'• quota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks as the lei'lifg oranf/t: district of I.os Arigelt* county. packing bouses are required to prepare for market the thi'iixanrln of car!'/.M p-.:d from thiisp-iin'. annually to the eastern markets. In annual snipni' ;.• Angeles county and third in the world. The raining o* lemons is a! -.o ..• our citrus prucUjc' .-. , deciduous truits ai.d berrie-. of every kind are grown . nd ^ on lands. l bv. e.->t of the •r the fine roadways; and tin: Covina ha-> also \\* full li-yi-n completely equipped f or,ing'--, w liic.ii arc -,nip- .'vin-i rariKt first in I, .> -ading industry. Jle iid"-i a bund.i in e. A in ii u!' >.u al ' v/uicc ol ini..-/me. CHRISTMAS In Old Hexico Special Excursion Round Trip Leaves Los Angeles Dec. 16, 1W8, direct for City of Mexico. Train will consist of Drawing- Room Sleepers, "Observation and Bullet and Dining- Cars, meals a la carte. Tickets (food for two months' trip. Stop-overs and return qta Santa I<e from 131 Paso. Side trip if desired, Williams to Grand Canyon $6.50 additional. Reserve Your Space Early-Ample Accommodations For Everybody Get our beautifully illustrated booklet on Mexico— tells you all about the great trip— points to visit and how to reach them—route of the special train, etc.— free on application. Southern Pacific lyos Angeles Ollice, (iOO S. Spring St., corner Sixth D. B. SCIIKNCK, Atfcnt. Covina Home phone H-l or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial A^ent, Pomona Home phono 61; Husiact Main 70 Mexican Central K'ailway Flood Uldg., Sun Francisco San la Fc .114 S. Spring St., L,os Angeles Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. D--.JU.^— DUllGlllg COVINA, CAL, Money to Loan on real estate, privilege to pay $100.00 or multiple thereof at any Intercut paying date. I buy trust deeds, deed contracts and first mortgages. At home, 130 lQ..Pucutc St., except Mondays and Thurmlays. Telephone 194. OSCAR H C A L D'8 614 South Grand Av«nu«, Lot Ani«Ui, California. Tho KroatnHl bunlncBH trulnlnif limlltutlun In OKI tftiuth. Upon during Out untlrn your. Wrllo for particulure. j, w. I.AOKKV. Munuicur. I. N. WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the bent 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. Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Transferin^- furniture, pianos, delivering express packages, carrying United Stales mail, taking out parlies to the canyons and beaches. Hauling oranges and all kinds ol heavy teamin; 1 . OK KICK \Vith Wrll-.-Kar^o tm Citru^ Avenue Covina Transfer Company 1 (r/llie I Miolle '-') l-.'r , 1'llollr 1 H)S

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