TRY THE A GOVINA FURNITURE GO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE Of FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTEK, Manager of the water?. Kcaclu'd I nun l.os \ni>eles llirmiyh the S.in Joac|iiin Y;illey. I nl'm nialiun at snrniKKX r.u IMC oH'HT.s. THE DECAY IN ORANGES, The long continued rains of the past few weeks has again brought, this much discussed subject into prominence among the growers and packers of oranges, arid it is generally conceded that the super-abundant moisture •would have the effect of increasing the amount of loss from decay during transit unless great care and strict supervision was taken in the handling and packing of the fruit. The orange business of California has developed into such a stupendous industry that this subject has become one of its vital issues. A few years ago the losses from decay in oranges during transportation amounted to from $750,000 to $1.500,000 annually, but the improved methods of handling the fruit introduced Into all the leading packing houses have materially reduced that amount. Mr. G. Harold Powell, the great authority in this matter, says in a letter to Mr. B. A. Woodford, general manager of the California Fruit Growers' Exchange: "I should look to see considerable decay in oranges from California if the weather happens to be •wet, as it produces unusually favorable conditions for the development of rot in fruit that has been improperly handled. I should not expect to see a wet season, however, cause sound oranges to decay any more severely than they do in a'dry year." "I think our work with the very delicate Florida, orangn is showing conclusively that no matter how delicate the fruit is, if the skin is kept Intact, it both ships and koops in good condition. The careful handling of fruit is a subject which needs to be kept, before the associations conHtant- ly. The control of orange rot. in transportation is entirely in the hands of the grower and packing bouse. And the success in keeping down decay, it seems to me, will depend primarily upon the efficiency of the different associations in looking after this branch of their work." Although under the best methods and most careful handling some percentage of decay will inevitably occur in transportation, yet by exercising constant vigilance both in the field and the packing house, the loss can be reduced to the minimum. WIRELESS TELEPHONE. The wireless telephone Is coming. The voice has been clearly carried a distance of sixty miles in stormy weather. In France a wireless telephone service has been installed between Paris and Marseilles, a distance of 000 miles. Long days of soaking rain and now the mellow sunshine. And the best of it is that Covina never suffers from surface water. The roads dry quickly and the soil absorbs the moisture, 'leaving no room for disease lo creep in. No long spring months of mud in this valley. NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL. ESTATE AT PRIVATE SALE. In the Superior Court of (he County of Orange, State of California. In the matter of the estate of Jacob T. Shaffer, deceased. Notice is hereby Riven that EfTie !'. Shaffer, as administratrix of the estate of Jacob T. Shaffer, deceased, will, under and as directed by an order of the Superior Court of Orange County, in the State of California, made and entered on the 5th day of February, 11)00, in the matter of the stale of said Jacob T. Shaffer, deceased, sell, at. private sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, five per cent, thereof to be paid at the time Ihe bids are presented and the balance lo be paid upon the confirmation of the sale, all I lie ri^lit, title and! intere-il of said estate in and to the 1'fillowin.n described real estate, being; the property of the estate of said .Jacob j T. Shaffi-r, deceased, to-vvit : S The North Kasl qua rter of tin- South! "\Ve-t quarter of the- South Ka.-l quarter j of Section ii, in Township !, South.! S. H. Al., in tin' Rancho ; •sin Jo.-:* 1 , in ! lie ('omit y oi State of ('alifornia, as PIT Kiihdi vision ol tin' f (audio i San .lose aiid pa rl <d' /lose, recorded ill Hook 2'2, | discellarit oil.-; H«'cord.i ; Section ii, Addition to S: I.OH AtltiideS map of the Addition to Kaneho San pau.'-K ->\ and •>!, (if -aid county. Such sale will be made on the Sth day of March, !!HI!I, for the name will In- r-enive undersign I'd adminis: i at ri\ office address, It. !•'. I). Home No. ',. Santa Ana, Caliturnia, or m the office of F. O. Daniel, IM-I- anonn-y. Koom.-; •l-i'i the National Hank Huilding, in ll: diy of Sama Ana, Califo;!.:.:. F.ach bid must be in writing and be accompanied by cash or a check ci-rtifii'd b;>' a responsible bank, or a post office money order, for five per cent, of the amount of the bid, which amount will be applied upon the purchase price if the sale is made and confirmed to said bidder, and, if not, it will be returned to him upon the confirmation of the sap- to any one else. Said sale will be made subject to the approval (if the court, and said land will be sold subject to a mortgage of JlfiuO thereon. If, after confirmation, the purchaser neglects or refuses to comply with the terms of the sal;, said admini.o rat rix will a.sk for an order of resale of said propei ty. and, if the ri-,->ah- does not amount to enough lo cover th«- bid and expense:, of ihe previous. :;;tle. .-.ucli t'lireha.-.-r ">vill be hel'l liable- to;- s-.'id; (IfJICleliCV. i).H.-d Febi' A- Admini.-:i- • ••ib T S:..!! I' ' .' [ • \ V I [•: i ;>r'> 'PI IIP HH \FFKR. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" E above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillctt of California, when bod visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No wors more fitting could have been chosen in describing Coviua, the chief town of the far-famed Sail Gabriel Valley Every boulevard am. 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 Mural 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 spa. kling like jewels. Covina has tio rival in Los Angeles county for beai.ty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little clanger of incuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things lie will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homescckcr Covina extends a standing invitation. The right band of hospitality is all ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours arid 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 1 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 buildings are 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 a.rc 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 de.-.iro to raise families amid good social and moral environments find here an ideal community. Coviiri boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1'JCW, which is largely patronized. An especial ic itT eo in . ,,n s the children's reading room. In few communities, even in Southern California, can tin-rein- found a people more universally imbued with civic pride thanmre the citi/ens of Covina. The < ./vina Home Telephone Company occupies it.-> own building and furnishes a complete and efficient service. Subscribers have the use: of over Ho<J phone-,, including t'lt-e coniiectioim with th<t town.-, of A/.n-,a, (/lendora, San J>imat-., Charter tJak, Irwindale and Pueno-. Tlie (Covina (»a-> Company, alou a local iimtiiiitioii, furnishes K ;IH ' or both fuel and illumination. The San (iabriel Li^ht and i'ovver C^oitipany furni?ihe» li^bt f ir Covina jjrivate homes and streets, which are well lighted by a complete system of incandescent lights. The- Covina Land and Water Company, controlled by H. K. Huntin^ton, furnishes the city with a pure water supply under excellent pressure. We have two national and'two savings bank-.. Our store* are of high order and all leading' lines of btisirie>»> are represented. The Vendome is a first-class country hotel. Our clifbs are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladiei' literary, federated organization, owning a handsome club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; the Amphion, a musical organization; and the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable and charming building; the San (iabriel Valley Auto Club with its sixty-seven autos make fr'/'jiient delightful runs ovi-i the fine road ways; and the Covina Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horticultural and (jut quota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks th /range district "f I,' packing house-, are require*] to prepare for u.arkei the ti.o p>:d fp*n: t h r» pOMiT iini.'iu.iy ?•> trie e;:->T»:rn market^, Ji, Angelrs coun'y •,.,,; t;,ir'! in the worid. Tile r.ii-.iiu; ',1 our citri. s \,T',i\^<. ' - <'.••• :-'-.i',c ; , f rc\i» -. a i d berri- -. '.f . •;• \ ; t.inducts an-! graii..s . tov, i, cu iai.ds so:.j t.. :; e -.'. of !;.•'.;'- iriteri.-sis. (Covina has also its full -O'lii'y. I'.leven <.omplelely equipperl I carioad-i of orang'-i v/nieh are shij<- ;i pii.i'n t •> ( '••;> 11,1 rai.ks tir.-.t in I,',i !,'!•-'.'. 11 in a o i ii'!.! i.i •-. . \ gi i • -i!! :;r,i j a. a . - •>'•. n v v/i-ri e <j\ iii' 'iii.e. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Oqdcn Person ally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los An- g-eles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, (Ihicajro, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, Si. Paul and other points in the Kast without clianye of cars. Through the wanner climate of the South, with its rice and cc.Uon fields; or over Ihe route of the Pioneers of '-I'), and across (Jreat Salt Lake "^nitij.;' lo sea on a train." I). I!. SCIIKNVK, A-enl. C<,viua I liime phone 1.4.) of (!. L. TK'AVIS, Commercial A^enl, Pomona Home phono (d; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Ollice, (>()0 S. Spring St., corner Sixth A j Covina Livery Stables J. W. KEEPER, Proprietor Special Rates to Travelling Men Horses Bought, Sold and Exchanged Home Phone . 7 . Kes. Phone 1024 11 lakes a [food deal of Machinery to run your ranch, doesn't it? Something need fixing? That's what we do - WE FIX THINGS Thoroughly equipped for all classes ol machine work. Patterns made. Kslimates furnished. We manufacture the "KT" valves and i^alcs. THE KELLAR-TIIOMASON MFG. CO. Slioj) and Ollice opposite s: I'. Dep'il Home I 'hone 2','t ('ovii<a, (',il. WE PAYS BANK • Y MAIL i /SLO/L ON MONTHLY, •O/° BALANCES* WE WELCOME accountH of any aiuo^nt from 95.00 m^ Currency may bo oufcly uorit through the mail by registered h-tter, or rumittari(« nwy bo made by exprewi money order,! bank check or druf^ which need not be registered. :: :: :: «r« m.d. on), on ! M »»v»d r«»l Mtoto or »«r .W PROVIDENT, J. M. HUNTFJt, S~.y MM! M.r. »$ B S*. Mwy. U. Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Transiently lurnilure, pianos, di li\ci- iiiK express packages, carrying l.'niied States mail, Liking out parti*--, to the i:ariyoiis and beaches. Hauling or- an^es and all kinds ol heavy teamin;'. OKl-'iCK: With VVijlls-I-'ar^o on Citrus Avenue Covina Transfer Company Res. Phone 1 10H H.JIIH; Phone hi) Subscribe for tbe Hrgus.
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