Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 9, 1909 · Page 5
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 5

Covina, California
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Saturday, January 9, 1909
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A COVINA FURNITURE CO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE Of FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TO TRADE W. O. CUSTEK, Manager Yosemlte Vnlley. Valley is now reached daily after short and pleasant trip via Southern Pnci tic to Merced, Yoscmile Valley Railroad and 12 inilea stacre ride. Information nuiy be had at Southern l j ac.'lic oflice. COVINA WINS FROM_MONTE Fairly and Coolman Prove Strong Pair in Box Position. The Covina baseball team took the measure of the youngsters that El Monte sent to town lust Sumlny to piny n game of bull. The score, 13 to 1, tells the story of the decisive beaMng that was administered to the visitors. But tho manner in which the boys went in to win from the very start aud the snap and ginger they displayed during the whole game, gladdened the hearts of tho fans, and made the most skeptical realize that a classy baseball orgnni- yatiou cau be drilled out of the material at baud. Several changes in tho lineup added a world of strength to the team work. Shirley was switched to third, and Stewart took cnre of the middle eaok. Chase Fairly fielded in center and Montague in left. King got everything that landed in the right garden. Lougbeed appeared on first base and showed tho ear-marks of a ball player. Ho was slightly off form but will bo a strong addition to the team. In the box position Chet Fairly officiated in grand style for six innings, and had just acquired bis strikeout gait, when it was decided to give Coolman a chance. Libby relinquished the padded mitt to King and retired and Chet went to right. Thfl Monte players gathered one small bingle in the very first inning; after that Cbet tightened up and did not allow a scratch. Coolman, when he went in, followed similar tactics. Off Monte's youthful twirler thirteen swats were made. Evei" man on the team made the most c the chance to fatten batting averages. Libby was a whizz with the stick, getting three clean hits and first on an error. Stewart's two-bagger in the eighth was a beauty. Moute's lone run resulted from a bonebead play by Hughes, who attempted to make the third out at the plate when an easy throw to first would have done the work. As a whole the infield worked well together. Shirley handled his chances well at third and Stewart got everything around second, though ho made one poor throw to first. The outfield handled all the balls that landed that far, but most of them were dinky pops that fell to the infield. King had two opportunities to try out his pegging arm, and won ap- j plauoe by the skillful manner in which he out the runners off utw second. Shipping Rhubarb by the Carload. Ventura is developing a comparatively new industry, viz., tho shipping for tho eastern markets of Crimson Winter rhubarb. D.D. Bryant, president of tho Phalanx Company, has now a largo force I of men, women and girls at work , packing this succulent vegetnble- fiuit, and tons of it are being ship- ! ped to Philadelphia, Boston, New York and other eastern points. (Jreat caro is taken in packing. Tho finest stems are secured and ate wrapped in bright red wrappers, upon j which aro printed the directions for i cooking. Three-quarters of a pound j are put in each package, and a box j contains 30 packages, or about ti7 > pounds. Tho boxes am made of \ whito wood and are lined with bright red paper. From HUO to 1000 boxen make a carload and the fiuit earn are iced similar to cars of oranges. Tho ; fruit, is packed in throe grades,choice, fancy and extra fancy. Thu girls ru- {•eivi; \'l cents per box foi packing. The demand is far in excess of the .supply. This fact should stimulate Homy of our ranchers at liwindali:, Walnut Center end other dutiicts around Ccvina to reach out utter thi-'j piofltable industry. Notice of Stockholders' Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Covina Valley Savings Bank will be held on Tuesday, January 12, \ f nt), at the office of the corporation, at 10 (/clock a.m., for the purpose of electing a board of director* lur tile enduing ye^r, and f'.r the transaction uf such other bu.iii.!.•.->>> a.-> ii'i.'iy j.r»periy c-i'.uc before ti"..- meeting. \V. M. 1,1:1 -'.Vnf.U, COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" E above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. 3. N. Gillett of California, when hctl . visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words nU>re lilt u ^ have been chosen in describing Covinn., the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley Every boulevard anci driveway for miles in every direction is ll.mlml with peerless proves, and the vtry atmosphere in the early springtime is laden with the perfume of the oratiiye blossom and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Aloiip these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the crdnmon 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 lloral 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 Madre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for bear.ty 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 things he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg, B1RDSEYE VIEW OIT COVINA To the homcseekerCovina 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 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 Los 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 finest orange groves. The public schools of Covina are the pride of the people and the building's arc 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 are 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 l'J05, which in largely patronized. An especial 3 c it'-i 1 e o • • in.- "i jn s the children's reading room. In few communities, even in Southern California, can there he found a people more universally imbued with civic pride than.are the citizen-, of Covina. Tl;e ('ovina HI,me Telephone Company occupies it* own liuiidii:;.; anrl t'urni.-ihe.s a complete and efficient service. Sub.scri ber-i have the u.-.e of over K(;() phone:-, im hiding hi-e i i,n i,ect inn.-, wit h the towns of A xii -,a, (, li'i.doi a, San iJimas, Charter Oak, Irwindale and I'uentv. The (ovina («a-> Company, also a local institution, furnishes ^as for both fuel and illumination. The San dabri'.-l J,i;;!it and I'ower Company lurnishet li;;ht f(,r (Covina private homes and atreet-,, v,h ich are wiil lighted by a complete system of i ii< a nde-.cenl lights. Tin: ('ovina Land and \Vater Company, controlled by H. J',. Himtini.;ton, funii.shen the i.ily with a [jure v. at er supply under excellent jire.s.-»ure. \\'<: have f.vo national and two nuviiijjs bankn. Our stores are of hi^h order and all leading lines of business an: rej>ri!.-ieiitt-d. The Vendome i.s a,-> country hotel. (>\\r clubs are of a social, literary and i) l u-,ical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladie,' literary, federated organization, ov/ning a hand.-><.me club-hou-,e on the corner of (.itrus avenue mid Center street; the Fortnightly, a j^entleuian'a literary club; the A in phi on, a ii>u/>ical organization; and the Covina Country CKitj, eijiiipped \vilh a .lUit.iblc and charming building; the San (iabriel Valley Auto (Tub with its .sixty-seven auU,» make fretjucnt ffeli^htful rnn.-, over t he ti DC road way •>; and the Covina Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horticultural and public interest.-.. Covina ha-, alv, i!.-< full quota of fraternal or^.iniy.ati^n.i. i o vi na rank.•> a.-> the le jdi ni/ orange district (,f I,os A n;.;e!>:s cou nt y. I',! even com pic' el y eij nj ppi d packing 7i re n-,j'.:ir<-d to pn.-par • f'.r market the thousands of carload-, of oran,;i-s whi: h art; ndip- p:-d f roiii tiii.s poi nt a ni.ii.ui v 'o t in- ea.steru ma rket.,. I n a n i,;i,i i .-. i,i p:i.'- n' i ( ' . i n-i r.ii: \: > li r-,t in /,o , An:.f:e ^ co'.in'>• .ind tiiiid in the -.v ,rl:!. The rai -.i .1;; of lci;,',i.> i-, a i •,.-. .. .i'!;n;; i mil.-Jr v. Jie.sides our ''ii ri: s p r •/'!.,..: s. i'.<-< :•' :, ,'; -. !: •-•.' -. •.'.. <\ ';/• rr ]• -, ot •: , '• i , ki i... .1 re </. ro 1 .. i. ; n a '.. i..'!,. i, < • . .';>,' i icu! t nr.i I i,r-j'l'.;.'.:l.-. 'i:id '^r'j.'\i\-. ^ro-vn on '.,.ii"..-,-. j\t 'n,' ; :-.t . ; t ii 1>; c:ly u'f>o form a leaoiu^ -,-,uic'; ot ii,'.o;i,c-. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST '".' .- '"Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally 'Co'mluctoil Tourist Kxciirsions from r,os An- goles to Is'ew Orleans, ^a'sinrr^ton,' Cit1cinti!\ti, Louisville, Gliicuy,),.,^. Louis, Kansas City, hcnvor, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the Kaist witliotit \-lianye of cars. '•••".•• •• <• ••. i the. warmer climate, 'of the South, with its rice and cottpn liwhls; or over, the route of ).hq I'ioneors of '•)'), ' and a cross 'tire at Salt Lfi1<e-^~"";oin"; to ,sea,oii a train." - •• D. -HvSaillONCK, AM-ent, C.A-it "' ' ' : ' ; ' Ho i ne phone H4 or (•>. L. TRAVIS, Ciiinmi'.rc.ial A.'jfeiiU. . lIoilH 1 plluni' (il; riun.SC't M.litl V'lJ , . .')' v ' '' it>i1 - Soulhern Pacific L,OB Angiillrfi Office, fiOO S. Spring St., corner Sixth BQ,NHA/V\.& RITCHA — i ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Cement Contractors LKT'US FIGURTC ON ANYTIUNG IN THK C15MKNT UN1S SIDl'iWALKS AND CITRUS OUR giPliJCt'ALtY. ' We are experienced cement men ami-employ only skilled help. "ijlot'ne phone 1067 START TIIK NI'JW YJ^AR RIGHT WITH New Tool§ Twomcy & Dillcr Coolman Block, <»pj>. S. I'. Ue|iot, IMione 20 ' ' | • Orchard and Farm Tools OF ALL KINDS WAGONS AND BUGGIES WE WELCOME wpountH of any amount from $5.00 ^ Currency may bo nafely as-nt through the mail by registered I letter, or remittance may be made by expreM money order,'} bank chcrk or draty, whjcjh need not bo registered. :r» ;; < ;;, 9. m to. Mwy. U» A CO, Heaven and Earth And ;iKo anything else will iii'ivc. Tran'.t'frinif' /nniitiin-, |>i;ui<r>, di livcr- Mo t>l;il'", niiiil, taiciii).', nut [uirlii-, lo tin- c;iiiy<;;is ;iii'l l)e;nin-s. 1 1 nuliii »; or- iin^c-i iiiiii ri i i liiii'ivot hc.ivy tc;i tin M;'. OKFldK: \Vilh W'-ll.>-l'',ir^ii '<n C-ilru-. AVL-IIUC Covina Transfer Company ts. I'houi- 1 10M I limn: I'honc 80 Surface Roofing (IIKCCSS tliul 1 1: <l ->t > ull »cutlifr>\ Kerckhoff-Cu/.ner Mill and Lumber CG. All aliMilut-ly iu-w

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