The Covina Argus COVINA, CALIFORNIA. Kntered at the Postofficc Covina, Cal., as second-class matter. Published every Saturday by the Covina Argus Publishing Company, Inc. J. L. MATTHKW3 Publisher 8UB8CR1I»T1ONH: One Year in advance Six Months Thfee Months Sinple Copies fl.SO .75 ..SO .06 ADVKRTI8RMKNT8: ThBplay advertisement at reasonable rates. Prices on application. Changes made as per contract. Liners Sc per line each insertion. Legal notices $1.00 per inch first insertion, 50 cents each subsequent insertion. COVINA, January 3, 1909. The yenr A, D. 1908 will bo-long remembered in the nnnals of the world's history on account of tho awful calamity in Sicily and Calabria, which has marked its closing days, a calamity so far-reaching in its extent and BO heart-rending in its consequences that the human mind stands appalled in contemplating it. Twenty-threo cities and towns in Eastern Sicily and Southern Cain- brie, oontaining a total population of ono million, sevon hundred and fifty thousand, are in ruins, and although ut tho present time no accurate list of the dead can be obtnin- fld, yot a conservative estimate places it at two hundred thousand, which will probably be augmented when reports can bo obtained from the country districts, and by tho thousands who will perish from wounds and lack nl shelter find food. In the town of Biignar, Calabria, n place of ten thousand, inhabitants, not ono person bus OHOapod, nothing being left but a heap of smoldering ruins, Tho district devaotod was ono of tho fairest in Europe and thickly inhabited by n frugal and Industrious pooplo. Large numbers of American and European tourists gather In Southern Italy at thlw time of year, und it 1s feared that many have pnrlHbed, Arthur 8, Cheney, the American consul at Menehm, and his wife are reported dead. Earthquake shocks atill continue at intervals, keeping the terrified survivors in n fituto bordering nn frenzy and hindering tho work of the rescuers. Italian, rOngllnh and JRiiHflian warships uovo arrived and arc being turned into hospital Hhipe while their crows are doing valiant Borviooa ashore. No greater catastrophe Lne overbo- fallon n nation and In Comparison the Sun Francisco calamity appears hi- Au Mount. On Sunday afternoon a lire In tho basemant of tho Occidental Hotel building, South Hill street, LOB Angeles, oocasionod tho IOHH of ?BQ,000. This Hoeum an ill-fntnd locality, as a flro destroyed tho LOH Angolos Pacific building on Thanksgiving day. Lawt week there WON a llro in CuHH-Sinurr-Dnmorol Hardware Company's store, and thioo yuan* ago the Broadway Van Nuys Hotel wan do- Htroyod by flro. The paHtnr of tho Union Avonuo MnthortlHt lOpiHcopal Church, Chicago, on Sunday last. diNctisHod tbo topic, "la I loll VVorwo Than Chicago?" and intimated thuL Cliicago WHS able to vio In HOIIIO roHjHuitH with tho older iiiHtitution. That may bo true, but Chicago !H' not tho only ono-- there are other burga that sinoll of tho pit. (JliniH SprocklcH, tho famous Niigar king, and ono of Hut pionow oaptahiH of industry of tlio Pacific ooaet, diod on Duo. 'Jlitli at Han Kntnoisoo, of an uouto altaolt of pnmimonia. Ho was eighty years of ago. Henry W. Poor, a widl known ban kor and lirokcr of \\>\\\ Ktroot, anil for ycai'H ptililiuhor of Poor's .Manual of Kiiilroadn, failed on l)oe. 'Jtith; liabilities JTi.DtlU.OUO. The topics for Rev. H, W. White's sermons at the Methodist, Church on Sunday will bo: At 11 a.m., "Facing the New Year," and at 7:30 p. m., "Earthquake and Providence." Other services of tbo day as uauaf. Church of Brethren: Sunday School 10 a.m, i sermon at 11 a.in, and 7:flO p.m. by U. L. Miller, of M ounfc Morris, III. ; Christian Workers' meeting C:45 p.m. Everyone welcomed. Services in the Church of the Holy Trinity, second Sunday after Christmas: Holy communion 11 a.m.; subject,, "God's Individual Call to Each One. " Evensong, 7 :'M p.m.; subject, "The New Year." Offertory anthem by tho choir. Sunday- school 0:415 a.in. Services at/ the Baptist Church: Bible-school 9:4n, Preaching by the pastor at 11; subject, "A Now Year's Message." B, Y. P. U. 0:45; subject, "Noble Purposes." Lender, Mrs. J. N. Wilson. Preaching at 7:45 by L. A. Clark. Christian Church: Bible-school 8:45, Preaching by the pastor 11; subject, "A Watchword for ho Now Year." Song by quartet, Junior, 3. Senoir Endeavor G :30. Preaching, 7:30; subject, "What is Your Lifu?" Good music. Welcome to all. Notice. O. Orinor, having sold tbo business which was conducted by him, known as the Homo Bakery, asks every person having bills against him to pro- 83iit tho same immediately. Also all persons owing sums of money to the former proprietor of the Home Bakery will plouno remit in ordor that the mottling of the business may bo done with despatch. 1-0 EXTEND FROM COVINA. Apjaln the report la that the work of building tho Pacific trolley line to and through Pomona Is likely to begin any day. Grading began In Upland on Monday. Word comes from there that tho lino will come from Covina to Pomona and thence to Claremont, Upland and San Bernardino, Hope so. It.'s sure to come and business conditions favor Its early construction. LARGEST LEMON HOUSE. With the completion of. the new $2f>,000 lemon packing house of tho San Dlmas Citrus Union, tho city of San DiniRH will enjoy tho distinction of poHHcuitlng the largest lemon pack- Ing hoiiBt! In (lie world. January 1st tho now building will bo roady for business. Modern ventilating contrivances and machinery hnvo boon Installed. Tho main floor will bo 10-lx ;tOO foot, and holds packed fruit to I ho amount of 400 carloads. Schedule For Ulectrlc Cars. Leave f^OH Angeles 5:50 a. m. 7 -.05 K:10 10:50 12:10 1.30 2:50 3:35 4:45 5:35 0:45 9:00 1!:30 m. Leave Covina 5:50 a. m. (>:55 8:30 9:50 11:10 12:30 p. in. 1:50 2:35 3:45 4.35 5:45 6:35 8:00 10:00 Dnmis ,1. (> Vcinii'.'ll, rentni of the Catholic University <>f Washington, !>.('., IIHH lieiin appointed coadjutor arrliliibhop of Nan Kian Mina J-'.thi'l KuoM-vtill made her ill-hill at a hull at tho Whito llnii.ii! un tin- ni^lii ut |)er. •JSiii. Her KIIWII was iif white satin, ti'inniieil \\itli Prut'. J. S. Jlcilie of Li is Angeles lias invcnUil an urrophino tliat will lift itself into ihu air without u (,'liil- Jug atari. CHRISTOPHER'S ICE CREAM T//c Cream htith a Quality The cream that has everywhere proven itself to be the peer of ail A m e r i c a n ice creams. The cream that, has made Philadelphia society famous. Try it for Xtuas, for the dinner, lunch or jusi fiii ;t o/oo<l yuletide surprise. C. F. CLAPP Sole Agent IRWINDALE. An interesting wedding took place yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Alfred Merrill of Dnlntb, Minn., when their daughter, Miss Jessie, was married to Mr, Edward Speer of Irwlndale aveniw. The ceremony was performed by the Bev. N. S. Rice of the First Methodist Church of Dulutb, At £be wedding reception, over one hundred gtieata were present. Mr. and Mrs. Speer have loft for a honeymoon trip to New York and Boston, and Inter will attend the centennial birthday of the groom's grandfather, Dr. Speer of Olden county, Kentucky. They are expected home about the middle of February. The bride is an heiress of great beauty, a niece of Lewis Mcr- ritt of Pasadena, While wintering at his homo she attended Throop Institute and was a schoolmate of Mr, Spoor. The groom is a well known rancher of this locality, a faithful member of the Christian Church, and noted in musical circles for bis sweet tenor voice. A Christinas day wedding was that of Miss Tlnttlo Sanders, niece of Mathew Matney, 8r., to Mr. Fred Shirk of Azusa. The ceremony was performed at the future home of the young couple on Azusa avenue by tbo Rev. McKee of the Methodist Church of Azuaa. Loving friends decorated the pretty cottage with pink and wblto roses and ferns. Among tho tbirty-flve gdeata present were Vina Sanders, sister of tho bride, and Dr. Shirk, brother of the groom, both of Kansas City. The bride wore a becoming costume of white messaline silk und a tule veil. Loo Bendoa was made happy by a visit from his son for Cbristmaa day. The Rev. J. W. Perkins, who with his wife is visiting at tbo Hostettler home, preached last Sunday at the Christian Church, South Pasadena. Samuel Loston of Imperial was a guest, last week end of tbo Kellar family, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of Loa Angeles wore Sunday guests of E. R. CoJfman and family. The families of E, R. and Cbas. Coffman composed an auto party to Pasadena for tho Tournament of Roses. Mia, Ernest Wasbburn of South Pasadena and her two little daughters, who are frequent guests hero (of tho former's parents, .Mr. and Mrs. E, R. Coffman. drove In their pony curt, doooi-ated in pink, at tho Tour- narcont of Roses. A house party at the Dovendorf home fur tho holidays consisted of the Misses Bryant of Oceauside, Higley of PaHtidenu, and Taylor of Los Angeles. CHARTER OAK. Mr. and Mre. G. F. Platt of San DinuiH wore Now Your'n guests of Mr, and Mrs. H. A. Stowoll. The Misses BOHH Given and Sadie Lincoln are homo from tho State Normal for the holidays Miss Unicu Lincoln is enjoying a vocation from tho Good Samaritan hospital. Mrs, W. D. Colo and daughter ontfrtainod tho Mie.ses Stowcll and Gram* and Saclio Lincoln on Wed- niiHduy evening. Mr. and Mrs. Congdon wore guests of relatives in Covina on Christmas (lav. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Smith OhrintninH guoatfl of Mr. and Kendall of Covina. were Mrs. Covina Dairy Changes Hands. Mr. U. W. Hoover of Hollywood IIUH purchased tho Covina Dairy of MoHsrn. Sbaw and Hoi wick. This dairy wnu started Home years ago by Mr. Solon Jesmip and has always beon noted for tho richness and purity of tho milk supplied to tlio public. It is thu purport of Mr, Hoover to on- large tho output by adding nioro Jor- HO.V COWH to |tho proHont stook. Ho will also ttai't a .slylUli up-to-date dairy wagon and Blriot attontiun will bo imid to cleanliness in all tlopart- HHintN. Thi> milk will be dolivurtut in gUiNH hottlt't). Mr. f(!oo. Ciivort, Sr., and .1. C. Liulon will huvo fhargo of thu bus i ness. Tlio traimfer of tbc dairy busincfB UUH mado through (ii'o. t\ivt'rt Real K>>tate Company. Notice. llavinn pmvhahtui tlio IIIIMIIL.VS ot Kolit. .M.ius, 1 am now i ie[nied to tuiiiibli now mid tivoiid h uiil house hold guilds, liii'yeios, ne',\ n wiiin ma- ehinos and turnituie of till kinds at the lowest rarh priot-i aiui i e-piu'thil- ly Mdieit (lie | a!i>iitaK>' of the oil i/en> of 1'i.ivina and \ irinity. K. P 111'1.1.. BEETHOVEN. The Compo6«r'§ Own fetory «f Hew M« Steam* D»«f. Charles Neate, on n visit to Vienna, tvns cither commissioned by certain Knpisli authorities to Induce Beethoven '.o visit England or was persuading him to do no on bis own account, and ns an allurement he spoke of the superiority of the English aurists In their treatment of ear disease and held oat hopes that \t-ere Beethoven to consult !>o;n ho might at least fluid some soft • if relief. Hepfhoven shook his head. 'No," lie wild, "I have consulted all .Inds of doctors and followed their ,-Ti'F-rlpMona. I shall never be cured. will fell you how the thing happened, "f was writing un opera. 1 had to pal wi;h ii very tiresome and caprl- !(.ij:t ifjK.r. I bud already written two •=.",( arlar* to tlie same words, neither v.-l-!c!i plcMKwl blm, and nlao a third, ill !i l:c did not fare for the first time • irl-d It. although he took it. away i:!i him. I \vaa thanking heaven I c! (li;iic with him and had begun to .;:Ic :ij.v:jolf to something else which 1 li.id Inlil asicle. I had hardly worked •4 it half an hour before I heard a .:ior k at tlft> door, which I recognized :< that of rny tenor. "1 sprang up from my table In such i rage that as the man came Into the ••ion) I Hung myself upon the floor, as '.ley do on the stage" (here he threw •.[) his arms and gesticulated In illus•ration), "but I fell upon my hands. When I got up I found I was deaf, n nd from that moment I have remained no. The doctor said I Injured the nerve,"—Dlehl's "Life of Beethoven." GRAFT IN RUSSIA. Removing the Difficulties In an Army Officer's Transfer. A young Russian officer wished to be transferred to another regiment and took his request In person to one of the lights of the Russian general staff. That powerful officer shook his head and declared the matter very difficult to arrange—almost Impossible. Then his glance fell suddenly upon the shoes of the lieutenant. To the amazement of his visitor, the senior officer said that the lieutenant's shoes were not nearly good enough for an officer and that he would strongly advise him to buy new shoes of n shoemaker whose address he gave. Then, telling his visitor to return In eight days, he dls.- mlssed him. The latter was clever enough to realize that he could not. return without the new shoes, so he hurried to the shoemaker. On hearing who had sent him the shoemaker said that the lieutenant could have the shoes In five days for the sum of $250. Much astonished, the officer went to a comrade for advice. He was told to pay half of this sum afonce and the rest when his shoes were finished, This "the officer did, and, wearing his new boots, he duly kept his appointment with the general staff officer and learned to his Joy that all the "grave difficulties" In the way of his transfer had been successfully removed. His Hobby. One man with an odd hobby Isn't a person who gets much mail, and what he has or expects to have ho can keep In mlrxl very easily. Probably he never had a letter which went astray. Yet every time he sees In the newspapers tho list of advertised mall sent out from time to time by the general postofflce in New York he turns at once to the Initial letter under which his name comes and runs carefully through the list. Ho never yet has found any letter that might be supposed to bo for him and, furthermore, hasn't found any that might be for any of his relatives. Ho takes an odd pleasure In doing It, however, something with that eagerness which Impels a limn to grub thrvugh a packet of old letters In hopes that he may come upon some rare variety of stamp. Really, If ever ho found his name In the list It probably would kill his enjoyment of tho hunt forever thereafter.—New York Sun. Anticipated Cause For Sorrow. Ina came In from the country on her fifth birthday to visit her cousin May. At night they were put to bed early. An hour passed, when heartbreaking sobs were hoard from the children's bedroom. "What Is the matter, children?" asked May's mother, entering the dark room. "From under the bedclothes Ina sobbed out, "May won't give me any of her peanuts." "But May has no peanuts," replied her aunt. "1 know that," sobbed Ina, "but she sa'il If she did hnvo peanuts she | wouldn't give- ili« any."—Delineator, Sufficiently Occupied. A story Is told of u colonel in General Lt'f's division in tho late civil wnr who sometimes Indulged In more apple- Jack than was good for him. Passing him ono evening loaning against a tree, tho gciuTal said: "(iood evening, colonel. Come over to my tout for a moment, please." "S-s-rusi- mo, g-g-i'u'ral, s-s-cuse mo," replied tho eolunol. "It's 'bout all I i-an do to stay where 1 am."—Philadelphia Lodger. To the Strongest Protection for fhoaey is added prompt, efficient arid obliging service. t Are not these points worthy the consideration of every prospective depositor. Checking accounts cordially invited. Cftitsf llof iCttor " 'V •-•^• : ° v "" Capital $50,000 Surplus #40,000 <ftw.*te^^ BEN F. THORPE CEMENT CONTRACTOR Manufacturer of CEMENT IRRIGATING PIPE All sizes carried in stock. , Reinforced Concrete Buildings a Specialty Yar(* West Cvpress Avenue Telephone 4037 MOW 101 NORTH CITRUS i i i i i i i i i i W, W. NASH Prescription Druggist i i i ' POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY If you wane the BEST WORK at the MOST REASONABLE PRICES give us a trial. TWENTY YEARS' experience has taug-ht us the CHEAPEST and BEST way to do your laundry. With first-class equipment our work and our. methods are sanitary and up-to-date. Leave Bundles at McLeod's Restaurant LORBEER BROS It takes a good deal of Machinery to run your rancb, doesn't it? Something need fixing? That's what we do— WE FIX THINGS Thoroughly equipped for all classes of machine work. Patterns made. Estimates furnished. We manufacture the "KT" valves and gates. THE KELLAR-THOMASON MFG. CO. Shop and Office opposite S. P. Depot Home Phone 289 Covina, Cal. Patrick H. Teilley Cement Pipe flanufacturer 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 Road Telephone, Home 3249 Postoffice Address, Covina The Right Foot Foremost. PuitiiiK tin- rlj, r hi t"""t fuivmost \\as an <-ld Unman nrdinatlon originally rc.:u!.>i iiiu' the entry of persons into a hoii.-c Mr otluT liiiiulii)^ ami l>usid upon th.- supposition that I h<- led was un- !ur..\ \ hoy was kei>t at tl_'i' door to srr in.u n,i one entervd the ho.ise "loft foot tirst." The phrase quoU'd Is thus hoen tii be very antique. I. N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike and best manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. e also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, and if you are thinking of purchasing a vehicle 01 any kind we invite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter Ov'er. We will guarantee you a square deal and save yuu a few dollars besides.
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