Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 26, 1908 · Page 11
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 11

Covina, California
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Saturday, December 26, 1908
Page 11
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; 1 A GOVINA FURNITURE GO SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE R)K ANYTHING IN THE LINK OP , mmm or FLOOR COVERINOS VV. g CUSTKR, M-mnger Yosemlte Valley. Yosi'miti- Valley is now reached daily aflcr >h. rt and plrnsant trip via Soiitlu rti P.icitic. to Mi-reed. Ynsotnite V.tllrv atul 12 inilost sta^c rHc. Information I'nay he had at Southern Pa \Hc 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 ministerial bodies, or to bring about a collabora- Andrew McAllen.. tlon 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 we»f. 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 the adherents of this great body are a]] the time tending toward reforms in polity and practice, nevertheless the history of the den"mination will prove that conservatism has marked its progress, and that though surely they are breaking away from the traditions, they are moving slowly along this line. The flrst power in Methodism lay in John Wesley, who appointed the flrst bishop as a matter of expediency, it is said. Then came 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 laity 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 aanual 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 elected from Covina as a member of this body, I spoke lo the six hundred brethren assembled there from all parts of the southern portion of the state, and quoted as a fact, the words of a prominent Canadian Methodist, 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 'aid his cabinet in the appointing of ministers to churches." Mr. McAllen further staled in an interview that since this matler 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 THRIVINCI 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 (ho town and country. When one has embarked from the Pacific Electric at Citrus avenue, a good safe rig may be obtained of Charles P. Smith of the City Livery Stables, whose barn and feed stable are within a few foot of the place where the trolley cars stop each hour. Mr. Smith has made a study of the needs of.the country in the way of safe driving horses, and among the 15 head of drivers he maintains, there la not or,s 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 his business was opened he has Increased Charles Smith. Did you mail a paper to the folks? 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 cianyoti, one of the delightful trips of this section, occupying n 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 his reasonable prices and care in turning out hiH rigs, his patronage has become largo and profitable. A drive about the country surrounding Covina is one of the most, delightful ways a day can be spent, for it docs not fatigue and at. the same time the entire country covered will: 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 an automobile. Men Who Are Making a Model City" COVINA'S CITY OFFICIALS F. G. Dessery, City Engineer. C. W. Potter, Trustee. Joseph Moxley, Trustee. A. M. Pence, Clerk. E. H. Lahee, Mayer. A. Nigg, Fire Chief. E. P. Warner, Trustee. L. L. Hatekm, Trustee. W. P. Marshall, Recorder. W. M. Qriswold, Treasurer. M. L. Mehnert, Marshal. COVINA INDUSTRIAL DIRECTORY. 1 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. Coolman, U. G. Kring, H. Van Brntlensen. BANKS. First National Bank, W. M. Griswold, cashier; Covina Valley Savings Bank; Covina National Bank, V. O. English, cashier; United States Savings Bank. BAKERIES. Home Bakery, Stevens A 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, Hesseltlne A Lewis; The Stag, J. O. Talbot. BOOT A SHOE REPAIRING. Covina Shoe Repairing Co.; Lindop Repair Shop. BICYCLES. Covina Cyclory, Franz Rlchter; 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. Custer, 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's Store, HARDWARE. IF. H. Fabrick; 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; Pomona 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., Manu facturers 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 Yarned. OSTEOPATHY. Drs. Stevens A Barron. OPTOMETRIST. Dr. Lewis Thorpe. PHOTOGRAPHERS. C. W. Tucker. PHYSICIANS. Reed A Jennings; Roxle E. Bate* PAINTING. C. H. Klstler; 8. E. Coons; A. H Crawford. PLUMBING. W. 8. Sides; F. H. Fabrick; E. L Jackson. GROCERIES. Warner-Whltsel Co.; J. F. Home; Robert Crenshaw. REAL ESTATE. Hazzard A Welch; J. M. Stanton; Pollard A Hutchinson; A. J. Reetz; A. Warner A Co.; Sanders Realty Co.; Jerome Reynolds; Covina Land A Loan Co., William Clark, J. H. Mat thews; 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 Whittaker. SIDEWALK CONTRACTING. Bonham &. Rltcha. TREE PRUNING. William Summers, Ed. Goodnight. TAII.OIia. D. M. Sutherland; ChaHes Harris, cleaning and pressing. TEACHING. Madame Van Vllet, voice culture; Robert Phllleo, violin; Prof. Groom, tchool music and vocal and Instrumental instruction; Mrs. Harry Damerel, piano; Mrs. John Brunjes, piano; Mrs. Ben f. Thorpe, voice culture; Mlsn Meta Brunjes, piano; Bess Welch, voice culture. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Ghicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the K.ast without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cctton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of "4'», and across (Jrcat Salt Lake "going to sea on a train." I). H. SCIIKNCK, Agent. Covina Home phono 144 or CS. L. TKAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Homo plioix! 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Office, f>00 S. Spring St., corner Sixth J, N. WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the beat 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, an<j if you are thinking of purchasing a vehicle o« 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. Tetltey Cement Pipe flanufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates furnished.—All work guaranteed. Agent for KANSAS CEMENT Large or small quantities. Yards, Axusa Avenue, just north of San Mernardino Road Telephone, Home 324'J PostoHicc Address, Covina S WE .PAY! DANK n. • v MAIL BALANCES WC WELCOME accounts of any amount from tUt •*/ Currency may be Mfely sent throuf h the mall by registered letter, or remittance may be made by expreae money enter, bank check or draft, «rbich need not be refiatered. :: :: :: ». M. HUMTU. IN,, ••* M*. tUSe.1 Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything elm; that will move. Transfer!ng 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. OKFjCJO: Witli Wdls-Kargo on Citrus Avenue Covina Transfer Company Kes. Phone 110H Home Phone KO GENASCO Smooth Surface Roofing An ab<niluUly new procti.i Hint real tin all weallicm Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill and Lumber Cs, 14H, Sunaet 253. Coviua, Cal §

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