Covina Argus from Covina, California on May 8, 1909 · Page 8
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 8

Covina, California
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Saturday, May 8, 1909
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FASTING THIRTY-SIX DAYS, Covlna Ranchers Now Nearlng ,Dr. Tanner'a Record. Gaunt and hollow-eyed from a total fast of 33 days and nights, David Overholtxer, a Covina rancher, walked into the office of Dr. J. F). Reed yesterday afternoon and told hi« physl- r-ian that, he would end the long period of hunger on Monday, terminating the treatment on the thirty-sixth day. At the same time, Perry Bashore, another Covina rancher who is keeping the fast with his friend, and who baa now been 30 days without food, stated to the doctor that he was still strong and would continue until his system warned him that it. was time to revert to natural methods of living. Over- holt/er Is but a shadow, ills skin transparent, his walk is a trifle unsteady, and his voice weak. But. his courage is as strong as over, although since beginning his remarkable fast he has dropped In weight, from 145 pounds to IIS, the last number being his weight yesterday. Uashore has depreciated in weight from his original 200 pounds to 170 pounds. HIn friends hardly rocognl/e him, HO great, has been the change In his personal appearance, Hanhore is si 111 strong and says that he docs not crave food. Overholt/.er, however, IK resorting to his couch frequently during the day. F'.ashore reported to the doctor that he was not, Bleeping as well as when he began his fast. In speaking of the two cases yesterday afternoon, Dr. Fleed said: "I am positive that not a mouthful of food has passed the lips of these men since they began their fast. lOv- cry Indication points to this fact. The complete emaciation In the case of Overholt/or, and the remarkable change in liashore, shows' beyond dispute that the systems are greatly ravaged for want of food. I have not ordered either one to break the fast or suggested that they Hlrbuld. F have been demanding a report from them each day and have examined Into the rinses each day carefully. The tongues of the two men are heavily coated and the breath Is foul." Dr. Reed would not, say that bethought the long fast was beneficial. Overholtxer and Bashore are both wealthy orange ranchers In Covlna and mem hern of the Brethren Church. Both are following this strange treatment, for the benefit of health. Much water is consumed by both patients. Death of an Aged Lady. The death occurred on Tuesday of Mrs. Mary Rumsey, the beloved wife of Mr. John Rumney, a veteran of the Civil war. The deceiiKfd has been a neml-in- valld for the past twenty-two years, due to a stroke of paralysis, Two weeks ago she contracted a severe cold. A fatal termination to her Illness WIIH not expected until Monday, when Klic grew worse and sank rapidly. The funeral occurred on Thursday from the residence of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Followell, with whom I lie aged couple nave been making their home since coming to Covina two years ago. Tlio services were conducted by the Rev. S. W. Gago, pastor of the Baptist Church, and the Interment was In Oakdalc cemetery. The deceased was a native of Now York state and at the. timo of her death was aged 71* years, !> months and live days. She leaves a husband, one daughter and three sons. Returns From Mexico. After an absence of eight months, \Villhim Dibble returned this week from Tampico, Mexico, where, with other Los Angeles capitalists, lie has large landed InteniKts. At the present time there Is a great boom In oil in that section. He says that much of their land is proven territory, and he can now see hnndHoine returns for tin- investment and eight years of NtrenuouH work lie has put in developing that section. Mr. and Mrs. Vere Goldthwaite Return Air. ami .Mrs. Vere (lolill hwaite ar- rhetl from New Orleans Thursday afternoon. They had planned to surprise their relatives here, and because n! the fact that they left, the southern slates several weeks earlier than they were expected to, Mrs. Coldth- vaite had not received word of the d'-ath of her brothel', Charles Yaw. Instead of the glad welcome at the ') horpe home that they anticipated, Mr. and Mrs.tioliithwaite were met •with the sad news that the family were attending Mr. Yaw's funeral. They hurried to Los Angeles, arriving at Kosectale cemetery as the family were returning to the city. Mr. and Mrs. Goldthwaite will spend the sum- ni:\" iii Southern California. Have you seen (lie poke bonnets at Mrs. .Jennings'. A/.n&a. POST NO BILLS. Evangelist* Janet and Burch Fall Into the Arrr.8 of » Santa Ana Policeman. Evangelist R. L. Jone» and hla gospel singer, Mr. Burch, who closed on Sunday a most successful series of meetings in Covlna, left on Tuesday for their new field of labor, Santa Ana. Here they met with an amusing, and perhaps some might call It a vexatious, adventure, being compelled to put up %2f> to avoid spending their first night in that city In jail. Sunday night they are to begin a series of meetings In theFlrst Methodist Church of that city, and on Tuesday evening they prepared to bill the town. Owing to the fact that they had to furnish their own sign-boards, they were late In getting started with their posting, and it was nearly 11 o'clock when a policeman found them nailing their announcement boards to telephone poles. Knowing there was a city ordinance against Indiscriminate bill postlng.and becoming suspicious on finding the preachers doing the work at night, the officer arrested them and made them pull down all the signs they had tacked up. On the following day !t was discovered that the city law exempted churches from the penalties of Indiscriminate bill posting, and the charges against the evangelists were dismissed. This little amusing incident will advertise the meetings more effectively than $300 spent In printer's Ink. Covina Irrigating Company. Flegular monthly meeting of the hoard of directors of the Covlna Irrigating Company held at the office of the corporation on East College street on Wednesday afternoon. Prohont: Kerckhoff, Elliott, Lahee, Conlst.on, Reynolds and Menefee. The superintendent's report showed an expenditure for repairs during the month of $r>r>r>.15; construction, $82.93. Five hundred feet of 12 Inch cement pipe was laid on Glendora avenue. The secretary's report showed the cash n.colpts for the month as $1,777.14; expenditures, Including Interest, construction, repairs, office expense, $ll!j9.0C. Bills to the amount of $966.04 were approved and ordered paid. Of this amount $795.80 was on the pay roll. The sale of a piece of land, the east half of the west half of the n. w. quarter of section fi, tp. 1, s., r. 9 w., to Walter Johnson,was authorized by the board. Price $1,000. Death of Charles Bell Yaw. The funeral services of Mr. Charles Bell Yaw, whose death occurred in Los Angeles on Tuesday, were held on 'I'lini sday afternoon at the chapel of. the Bresoc Bros., Flgueroa street. Interment at Flosodale cemetery. The deceased, who was only 40 years of age, had been a sufferer from ((right's disease for some time. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Y. Yaw of this city, brother of P. G. Yaw of Seattle, II. B. Yaw of New York, Ellen Bunch Yaw-Goldthwalto, and Mrs. Anna Yaw Thorpe of tills city. The deceased leaves a widow, Mrs. Nettie J. Yaw. Mr. and Mrs. Gohlfhwalte arrived from Vienna, Austria, on Thursday afternoon. The sympathy of a very large circle of friends is with the family in their bereavement. Youthful Burglar at Work. The residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. 10. Finch on Wont College street was entered sometime after midnight on Monday by a youthful burglar. The thief gained admission to the residence through a downstairs window. It was evident that he only wanted money for ns soon as he had secured Mr. Finch's pants he made his exit. In doing so however he Inadvertently touched Mr. Finch's foot as he passed near the beii, who for a moment thought his son, Tom. was in the room, and before he t'ully reall/ed his mistake, the thief made his escape. In the morning Mr. Pinch found his pants on the chicken corral fence, minus $lfi.oo in cash, which was in tin 1 pockets. Tin' tracks showed that the unwelcome visitor wore tennis shoes and that lie was accompanied by one or more companions. An unsuccessful attempt was also made tin- same evening to enter the adjoining resilience, of C. W. I'ottcr. LOCAL HAPPENINGS. Did you see baby's photo from C. W. Tucker's Studio* tf Buys for a Home. 1 ('. Kairly Iti'iiity Company reports (lit- H:I!I- of lot 17. I'alin Place. In I. \V. and Nanry (lilhcrt. The properly is purchased as a site on \\hich to builit a luiu.e. MTB. Sarah Matney and Miss Josle Wilson spent Sunday with friends at Heaiimont. f)r. and Mrs. M. K. Foster of Han- ramerito wore guf;Ht.s Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. C. 10. Smiley. A variety of shapes and ntyles may he had In. black, white and burnt straw at Mrs. Jennings', A/.usa. Mr. and Mrs. Webber of Whitf.ler were guests last Sunday at the home of Mrs. Alice Leisure. Mra. IF. St'.-iirns and son,Mr. FFarry Stearns, returned last Wednesday to their home In San Francisco. F)r. Mary White of Madison, Wis., was a week end guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Klllott. Mr». II. FF. Cushrnan spent the week end with her friend, Miss Blanche White of Moneta. Mr. arid Mrs. Fred Fabrlek of Ocean Park spent the latter part of last week with Mr. and Mrs. F. IF. Fabrick, parents of the former. Mr. and Mrs. FFerbert E. Collins of Rivera were guests Thursday of the former's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. If. Collins. Messrs. H. FF. Cushman and Win. Warren and son have returned from a pleasant trip In the Ventura mountains. Mrs. IF. C. BoHchen, who has been spending the winter with her mother, Mrs. M. W. Tattirn, and cousin, R. Walker, left today for her home iii Virginia. (Jr. and Mrs. Millspaugh and baby of LOH Angeles were guests on Sunday of Dr. Floxio K. Hates at her home on K. College street. Fn the afternoon they enjoyed a ride through the valley, visiting Silent park. V. K. Doughty has been hustling this week and there are soiTie nior^ happy people riding round in WhH<! Streak FJulcks. Among the numbor are H. M. Houser, Geo. Robham of Irwindale, M. J. Greever, and Elizabeth Heardslee of Azusa. Mrs. G. N. Atwood entertained Monday evening at. "five hundred" In honor of Mrs. Boschen of Virginia. Other guests were: Mrs. Tatem, Mrs. Faultier, the Misses Herron, Charlotte Herron, Faulder, Booth and Holmes; Messrs. R. Walker, Chas. H. Harris, Pooley, Cyril Platt and Webb,. •' The Misses Anna and Charlotte Herron entertained last Friday even- Ing with a dinner in hohor of Mrs. Boschen of Virginia. The evening was spent In playing "five hundred." Others present were: Mrs. Tatum, Miss Maude IMwiirds, Mr. R. Walker and Mr. Pooley. Mrs. Alice Leisure was saddened by the receipt of a telegram announcing the sudden death on Wednesday morning of her grandfather, J. F. Marr of Fort Madison, Iowa. Mr. Man 1 has spent two winters here with his daughter and made many friends during his visits. Although 89 years old, he has hitherto enjoyed good health and was planning to spend next winter here. A large delegation of Covlna people attended the dance given In the new Oddfellows' hall at A/.usa last evening by the A/iisa Dancing Club, which is composed of a number of the society leaders of that placo. The new hall Is admirably suited for an affair of this kind, being large and having a smooth floor. The large dressing roouiH and ladies' parlor are also pleasing features. Good musk 1 was furnished by a four-piece orchestra led by Jessie Ray Thompson of San Dimas. May Day Festivities. (Continued from first page) awaiting his touch to start back. Reed and Ooodell started their men flrst, but Adsit, the plucky little sophomore, pulled up In the stretch and started little Klstler off with an advantage, which he held throughout. On the third round Speer, for the baby class, put up a strong fight for the lead, but could not lead the little baseball captain, Allison starting off with a comfortable margin and holding It to the finish, while the crowd thundered their applause for the most exciting event of the whole day. The sophomore team, including Chemberlen, Adsit, Kistler and Allison, won. The freshmen ran second. The Juniors and Seniors finished in the order named. J. FF. Coolman, in the name of the donors, presented the cup to Allison, and the sophomores held a minature serpentine. The cup was given by Dr. J. 13. Reed, Dr. G. D. Jennings, J. L. Matthews, J. H. Coolman and H. N. Wells. Ft Is to be contested for annually and will be engraved with the members of the winning class. Some very good tennis was played on the high school court. The magnificent, cup, donated by L. L. Ratekln, W. P. Watts, J. J. Morgan, S. A. Stowell and C. S. Beardsley, was won by Miss Edith Waterhouse and Hoyt Leisure in the mixed doubles. They defeated Miss Gertrude Elliott and Selden Wilson In two fast sets. Hoyt Leisure won the gentlemen's singles from Tom Fleed, thereby carrying off the racket presented by C. F. Clapp. (3dl th Waterhouse won the fine toilet set. She defeated Gertrude Elliott In two good sets. Horseshoe Game. J. Amon and J. C. Clutterbuek won the horseshoe pitching, standing flrst and second in points. The first prize was a rocking chair donated by Brow & Son. A parlor lamp was given for second. Card Party at Womans Club House. For sweet charity's sake, the ladies' auxiliary of the Country Club planned ii;iii carried out successfully a most delightful cartl party last Wednesday evening. The proceeds, which amounted to about $f>0, were devoted to the building fund of the orphans' home, In Los Angeles. The patronesses were Mines, Klliott. At wood. Criswold, Kerckhoff. Given. Crook. C. I). Griffiths anil K. M. Donglass, who worked during the afternoon with busy Ihmer-i. The three punch tables were decorated with beautiful bouquets of Cecil Bruner ami other roses. Graceful pepper houghs festooned the walls of the building, and the stage was a bower of rose blooms "Five hundred" was played and those who won pri/es were. Miss Faultier, A silver pie knife; Miss llerrou, a bouquet of long-stemmed Mamon Cochel roses; Mr. Crook, a siht-r pencil case; Mr. .It-i'oiue Reynolds, a handsome ilci'U of cards. Later the room was cleared ami a few informal dances were enjoyed by the young i'eo|.le. . CHARTER OAK. Miss Lottie Stowell, together with her sisters, Mrs. Frank O'Hara and Miss Mary Ellsworth, of Los Angeles, spent last week with their father, Mr. W. H. Ellsworth in Redlands. Mr. and Mrs. Sell and family returned to their old home in Cameron, Mo., last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Stowell and nephew, John Mlddleton, visited Mr. and Mrs. O. Arthur Rice for the week end. In the baseball game played last Friday between the Covlna and Charter Oak grammar schools the score wast? to 1.4 In favor of Charter Oak. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hill of Tama, la., are spending a few days with their niece, Mrs. Wm. Kent. The Dr. Forrester place has changed hands twice during the past week. Ft was first sold to Mrs. Smith of Imperial for $8,000 and then she traded it to Mr. Weberly of Pomona for other property. ADJUDGED INSANE. Jury Decides Against the Sanity of Mrs. Dewlaney. Mrs. Ida M. Dewlaney, wife of William Dewlaney of this city, was found insane by a jury In Judge Wilbur's court on Thursday after a trial lasting three days. The action was In the nature of an appeal from the verdict of the sanity commission, which had already found the woman suffering from illuslonary insanity. The unfortunate woman believes, ami cannot bo convinced otherwise, that her husband and a prominent young woman of this city, whose life since childhood has been above even the breath of suspicion, were secretly married by Rev. Harry W. White, pastor of the M. K. Church. Fully thirty witnesses were examined and many reputable citizens testified that they had never seen any evidence that would lead them to think that she was insane, several prominent physicians, including Dr. Branard, testifying in her behalf. The last day of the trial, the wo- I man's son by a former marriage, Karl ' Brown, a bright intelligent boy of 1!) years, who is attending college in i Ohio, arrived from the lOast to be with [ his mother, and after the trial was ,concluded. Judge Wilbur stated that he | would recommend to the supehntend- i ent of ihe 1'attou asylum that the un| happy woman be placed in his ! custody and taken Hast. This, it is j believed by many, would fully meet i the requirements of the case as she lias not shown at any time a disposition to become violent. Dewlaney, who is an octogenarian, has been divorced twice, marrying his present wife six years ago. ! The greatest sympathy is felt for the young lady whose name was unfortunately dragged into the affair, and the afflicted woman. IMMMMM* Cummings' incomparable ice cream is fast making him famous. It is made with pure cream and natural flavorings, fully complying with the pure food law. When you eat his ice cream you know you are eating no "imitation stuff." but don't get excited—only candy kisses—quite out of the ordinary. Possibly you don't know what they are; so you had ! better find out. Chocolates well I should say so! The same fellow makes 'em that makes so many other good things to eat at Cummings' Confectionery 103 N. Citrus Bills Paid by Check are Seldom Disputed There is a reason. The check you issue in payment, th« stub to correspond, and the books of the bank, together with the payee's endorsement, is a strong chain of evidence to contradict. The check itself is a receipt and is returned to you by the bank. Better have a checking account and pay bills but once. • The Covina National Bank Capital $50.000 Stock Taking this week Customers However Will Receive Prompt and Courteous Treatment. Dry Goods Gent's Furnishings Boots and Shoes A COMPLETE LINE Covina Peoples Store ,». TT ^H-X^-H-W^-><"K-H«X^^"X^ East Lynne. The Ciraham company will present "Kast Lynne" at the Womans C'lut) House this evening. Tickets :.T,c. UF>c ami Title. Reserve your seats at Nash's drug store. Ten Acre Ranch Sold. The ten acre orange grove of I. .M. Hartley on Grand avenue has been purchased this week by \V. E. Henry, of PUtsburg, Pa. The grove is planted f. v.j acres to Valencias and 4 l .» acres to navels. Consideration unknown. Mr. Henry and family will take possession .June 1. Have Your Livestock Insured. Austin \Varrer. reliable insurance man, has j'-st made arrangement to re] resent a li e.-itock insurance company. !.f v.'ill. with the exception o£ livery annuals, insure all kinds of stock against natural and accidental death. Teamsters and ranchers should investigate his policies. 5-15 Special prkes on portraits at Tuck- r's studio. lt I F. E. WOLFARTH ,, Jeweler . . Large and complete stock of everything hi the line. Repairing of all kinds. Fine watch work a specialty. Citrus Avenue Covina. Cal.

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