Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 26, 1908 · Page 9
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 9

Covina, California
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Saturday, December 26, 1908
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TRV THE I t \ x COVINA FURNITURE CO H)R ANYTHING IN THK LINK OP FURNITURE Of FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE VV. g CUSTKR, Manager Yoscmlte Valley. Yoscmifc V;ill«'Y in now re;tchcd daily after -h'.rt .\ntl pleasant irip via Sciiitlu rii I'.iciltr, to M.rood. Ynsomitc V.illi'y Kii and 12 milus stapc ri'le [iifufinatidii rtuiy ho had at Southern Pa 4lic office. LAITY SEEKING RECOGNITION Methodist Laymen Desire to Sit in Annual Conference. The gradual but determined trend toward freedom in evangelical church government which is taking possession of the Pacific Coast, is spreading also throughout the entire country, but in no other section does it seem to be as strong and persistent as in Southern California. The movement in the Methodist Episcopal church, it is said, has reached the point where definite action is to be taken to abridge the power of the ihinisterial bodies, or to bring about a collabora- Andrew McAllen.. Won on government policies between laymen, lay delegates to conventions and the ministers. The Southern California branch of the Methodist Episcopal church is probably one of the strongest evangelical bodies in point of numbers of any in the United States. It seems right and eminently proper that the movement for greater latitude in church government should come from the progressive wea* 1 . it is stated by persons high in the power of the Methodist church, that the idea of less monarchy in government has been growing for many years, and that this movement means the salvation of a creed which has suffered through manipulation since the time of John Wesley. The progress and influence of the Methodist Episcopal church has been one of the phenomenal movements of the nineteenth century. While it may appear on casual observance that the adherents of this great body are all the time tending toward reforms in polity and practice, nevertheless the history of the deivmination will prove that conservatism has marked Us progress, and that though surely they are breaking away from the traditions, they are moving slowly along this line. The first power in Methodism lay in John Wesley, who appointed the first bishop as a matter of expediency, it is said. Then caine the meeting of the clergy in a regularly delegated body, composed of ordained ministers. This practice was followed for a century, and not until 1872 did laymen have any voice in the deliberations of the church, outside the local societies, but In that year they were admitted by the ministers to the law-making body, known as the General Conference. It has since appealed to the laymen that that began a long way from the local societies in being admitted to the general conference, and being refused admission to the annual conference which bears directly on local conditions In the appointing of ministers and other matters. Mr. Andrew McAllen, ono of the foremost members of the lally of this church on the Pacific Coact, a resident of Covina and a worker for the general bringing about of certain reforms in the church government, said recently: "While many of the reforms have come through the Eastern members, it appears that the movement of greater interest to Methodism and Methodist laymen is to come by the way of the West. With the growth of Southern California, the Methodist church has kept pace, leading the religious procession, until there Is today, between Fresno and San Diego, 30,000 adherents to the faith, known as the Southern California conference. This is one of the few conferences which has an annual gathering of the laymen at the same time as the ministers' annual meeting, and is known as the Lay Association of the Southern California Conference. "Two years ago when I was elocted from Covina as a member of this body, I spoke lo the six hundred brethren assembled there from all parts of tho southern portion of 1h<i state, and quoted as a fact, the words of a prominent Canadian Melhodist, who said: "We have a democratic form of church government and; a monarchial civil government, while you have a monarchial church government, and a democratic civil government." One year ago, I was sent again from Covina, and was elected a member of the committee on resolutions, with four others form strong churches in Southern California. At this meeting it was agreed to appoint a committee to serve until September, 1909, and I was elected a member of this committee, the others being W. M. Bowen, prominent attorney and former mayor of Los Angeles, and Prof. J. A. Hoffman of Santa Barbara. W. S. Allen, attorney for the Title Insurance & Trust Company, Los Angeles, asked me to draft a memorial to be submitted-to the ministers of Southern , California and then to all the conferences in the world, asking that laymen be allowed to sit and'de- liberate with the ministers in their annual meetings, and to have official recognition with the Bishop and his cabinet in the appointing of ministers to churches." Mr. McAllen further stated in an interview that since this matter was taken up by the laymen, all churches from Ontario to Oxnard have passed resolutions in favor of this movement. Mr. McAllen will draw the resolutions, and it is quite possible that from this movement a different condition of things will exist In church government throughout the territory covered by this church. A THRIVINCJ LIVERY. A trip to Covina by trolley or train is enjoyable, and much of the country is seen and appreciated, but the person who stops short with this amount of knowledge of this district, has not looked upon one-tenth of the beauties of the surrounding country, for it Is when the visitor gets out among the boulevards stretching between the miles of groves that real Southern California is seen. Covina has established a creditable system of entertaining tourists by pleasant drives over the smooth, oiled avenues of the town and country. When one has embarked from the Pacific Electric at Citrus avenue, a good safe rig may bo obtained of Charles F. Smith of the City l,Uery Stables, whose barn find food stable are within a few feet of the plnco where the trolley cars stop ouch hour. Mr. Smith has made a. study of the needs of.the country In the way of safe driving horses, and among tho 15 head of drivers he maintains, there Is not one that is not perfectly gentle and of the kind that, can be placed in any woman's hands for a drive about the country. Mr. Smith was formerly a locomotive fireman on the Santa Fe railroad, but after following this trade for a number of years, his natural love for the horse led him to establish his fine stable in Covina, and since bis business was opened he has Increased Did you mail a paper to the folks? Charles Smith. his trade rapidly, until now he caters to a large class, including tourists and the home trade of the valley. The proprietor of the City Stables is constantly adding more stock and equipment. Canyon horses are always in great demand, and the City Stables has a number of these animals, trained to carry men and women in saddle up the rocky trails of the San Gabriel canyofa, one of the delightful trips of this section, occupying a whole day. Mr. Smith has established a trade with the drummers from all over the state, and delivers rigs ready for use at the hotels, or at any point In the town where they may be ordered, and because of hla reasonable prices and care in turning out his rigs, his patronage has become large and'profitable. A drive about the country surrounding Covina is one of the most delightful ways a day can be spent, for it does not fatigue and at the same time the entire country covered with miles and miles of groves may be viewed. The pleasure of driving a double team and surrey, or even a well-set single rig, is greater than the mechanical ride in nn automobile. Men Who Are Making a Model City" COVINA'S CITY OFFICIALS F. G. Dessery, City Engineer. C. W. Potur, Trustee. Joseph Moxley, Trustee. A. M. Pence, Clerk. E. H. L.ahee, Mayor. A. Nigg, Fire Chief. E. P. Warner, Trustee. L. L. Ratek'n, Trustee. W. P. Marshall, Recorder. VV. M. Griswold, Treasurer. M. L. Mehnert, Marshal. COVINA INDUSTRIAL DIRECTORY, ARCHITECTS. C. H. Wedgwood, W. E. Allen. Chas. E. Paige. ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW. Andrew M. Pence. George L. Sanders. AUTOMOBILES. Covina Garage A Machine Shop Association. Reo Garage. BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. Clarence Allison, M. B. Folsom, J. L. Moxley, G. W. Coolrnan, U. G. Krlng, H. Van Bontlensen. BANKS. First National Bank, W. M. Griswold, cashior; Covina Valley Savings Bank; Covina National Bank, V. O. English, cashier; United States Savings Bank. BAKERIES. Home Bakery, Stevens & Matney, proprietors; Warner, Whitsel Company. BUTCHER SHOPS. Covina Valley Market, Frank Kendall; North Side Market, Robert Crenshaw. BARBER SHOPS. The Owl, Marshall A Cheney; The Richelieu, Hesseltine A Lewis; Tho Stag, J. O. Talbot. BOOT A SHOE REPAIRING. Covina Shoe Repairing Co.; Llndop Repair Shop. BICYCLES. Covina Cyclery, Franz; Pioneer Bicycle Shop; The Bicycle Repair Shop, G. D. Davis. BLACKSMITHS. Johnson & Nigg; A. J. Rooks; J. N. Wilson. CONFECTIONERY. O. B. Evans (Palace of Sweets); H. D. Madison. CEMENT PIPES AND BLOCKS. Ben F. Thorpe; Patrick H. Tally; Bonham & Ritchie. DENTISTS. Dr. F. J. Cllno; Dr. J. C. Barney. DRUGGISTS. C. F. Clapp; W. W. Nash. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES. Pacific Light A Power Co.; Roy Winder. ORCHARD FUMIGATION. Stowell Fumigating Co.; Houser- Ohaver Co. FURNITURE. Covina Furniture House, W. Q. CUB- ter, prop.; Brow A Son, New and Second-Hand Furniture; Hull, Second- Hand Store. DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, GENTS' FURNISHINGS. The Broadwell Department Store; The People'u Store. HARDWARE. \F. H. Fabrlck; W. L. Hurley. ' HOTELS. The Hotel Vendome. HARNESS. The Covina Harness A Saddlery Company. IMPLEMENTS. Twomey A Diller. IRRIGATION. Covina Irrigating Co.; Columbia Land A Water Co. JEWELLERS. F. E. Wolfarth. LAUNDRY. Covina French Hand Laundry; Po- 1 mona Steam Laundry. Pomona Sanl| tary Laundry. | LUMBER. Kerckoff-Cuzner Co. LIVERY STABLES. Avenue Stables, J. W. Keefer; City Livery Stables, Charles Smith. MILLINERY. Miss Sara Reckard. MILLING FEED. San Gabriel Valley Milling Co.; J. H. Matthews Co. MACHINE SHOP. Kellar A Thomason Co., Inc., Manufacturers and Inventors of California Farming Supplies. MONEY TO LOAN. Oscar Miller. TRANSFER. Covina Transfer Co., Hutchison Bros., Props. NURSERIES. Covina Nursery, J. W. Armstrong, prop.; A. W. Pooley; Arthur Yarnell. OSTEOPATHY. Drs. Stevens A Barron. OPTOMETRIST. Dr. Lewis Thorpe. PHOTOGRAPHERS. C. W. Tucker. PHYSICIANS. Reed A Jennings; Roxle E. Bates, PAINTING. C. H. Klstlor; 8. E. Coons; A. H. Crawford. PLUMBING. W. 8. Sides; F. H. Fabrlck; E. L. Jackson. GROCERIES. Warner-Whltsel Co.; J. F. Home; Robert Crenshaw. REAL ESTATE. Hazzard A Welch; J. M. Stanton; Pollard A Hutchlnson; A. J. Reetz; A. Warner A Co.; Sanders Realty Co.; Jerome Reynolds; Covina Land A Loan Co., William Clark, J. H. Mat- thewo; Covina Realty Co., Douglas A Miller; Edwards A Wlldey Co.; I. C. Fairly; George Covert Co. ROOMING HOUSES. William McLeod; J. H. Mann; J. H. Whlttaker. SIDEWALK CONTRACTING. Bonham A Ritcha. TREE PRUNING. William Summers, Ed. Goodnight. TAILOHH. D. M. Sutherland; Charles Harris, cleaning and pressing. TEACHING. Madame Van Vliet, voice culture; Robert Phllleo, violin; Prof. Groom, school music and vocal and instrumental Instruction; Mrs. Harry Damerel, piano; Mrs. John Brjnjes, piano; Mrs. Ben F. Thorpe, voice culture; Miso Meta Brunjec, piano; Bess Welch, voice culture. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogdcn Personally Conducted Tuiirist Excursions from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Ghicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and oilier points m the ICust without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the South, witli its rice and cotton fields; or over UK; route of the Pioneers of '4'), and across Great Salt Lake"going to sc;i on a train." I). 15. SCHKNCK, Agent, Covina Home phono 144 or G. I,. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Iloitic |)liont! 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Anpclcs Office, f>00 H. Spring St., corner Sixth I. N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike and heat manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. We, also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc. and, if you arc thinking of purchasing a vehicle 01 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. Patrick: H. Tetlley Cement Pipe manufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates furnished.—All work guaranteed. Agent for KANSAS CEMENT Large or small quantities. Yards, Azusa Avenue, just north of San Bernardino Koad Telephone, Home 324'J Postoflice Address, Covina letter, or remittance ma bank check or draft, WE PAVi fi^Sit^HCE* • WELCOME accounts of any amount from MuM ^/ Currency may be aafely aent through the mall by legiaUrad be made by expreaa money order, need not be reciaUrad. :: c :: M. HUMTU, h.,, M* M*r. (fc.Mwy.Usiiailn.fii Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Tr.msfering furniture, pianos, delivering express packages, carrying United States mail, taking out parties to the canyons and beaches. Hauling oranges and all kinds of heavy teaming. ()KF[CK: With Wells-Kargo on Citrus Avenue Covina Transfer Company Kes. Phone 1108 Home Phone HO Smooth Surface Roofing An abv.luUI) n«w prote.i.t tliut re/ nil weather* GENASCO Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill and Lumber Cs. 148, Hiiuset 25.1. Covina,

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