Covina Argus from Covina, California on June 12, 1909 · Page 6
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 6

Covina, California
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Saturday, June 12, 1909
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..V DON'T KNOW WHEN WE'RE GOING, BUT WE'RE ON OUR WAY. WARNER, WHITSEL A CO. THE EMBATTLED FARMERS. Lexington and Concord Mecca For Many Thoussttids During Summer Months. C'loso-lnnfnd inapl«H find wlde- KpreitdiiiK cdrnH stand gnfird along tho foorder-H and roof over tho macadam roadway that leads from Boston to the bluepy liamlotH of Lexington and Concord. The rondsldow and lawns along the way arc a deeper grenn even than our own orange tree foliage, and Lexington Park la alive with the birds that return each year to these aged trees. And too, at this season, pilgrims from all over the world are peering in and about the corners of the Btrange old towns, which, have fallen asleep like Rip Van Winkle, shortly after the Revolution; but unlike him, have never Interrupted the long, somnolent years with an awak- At this time, when' the people of Covina are preparing to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and when thoughts naturally trend toward that "hallowed ground, "a little chat by the writer, who lias lived and studied and dreamed away many hours In the place where the llrst uliut WHS fired. may be of momentary interest. For, t.f) every American, the night of these Htx-ni old towns, with their jealously guarded traditions, their monuments covered by lichens, and their atnio- Hpliere of reserved peace, brings a feeling of patriotic awe, Hiicli awe as cannot ho summoned at the sight of bloodier battle-ground of more recent wars. The student in the Tovlna school.; should plan yours ahead, If necessary, for a trip to this fur eastern country, there to absorb the grent, Iragle history of a lint ion's travail at time of birth learn Intimately of the devolution such facts as no history may set forth, and feel the cnthrallment of these scenes which comes to the true American, never to leave him afterward. It IK well to think of California's wondrous climate as superior to that of the Atlantic coast, but one visit to Massachusetts In .June or In October will convince the California bred that there are oilier varieties of climate just as beautiful, jiist as soul- sat isfylng. For Lexington and Concon! are wrapt In emerald greenery in .Mine, and the towns are peaceful as the untroubled surface of some quiescent pool. And In October, tho winding roadways are canopied by leaves upon which the tlrst light touch of winter has been laid, turning them to red anil gold and purple, with many subtle gradations of intermdeiate shades. Hin. double I nidi electrics, open from end to end. now invade these historic towns from Hoslim, bringing in sightseers through the slimmer days, but 'l!iis modern means of I ransportut'on does not seemingly detract from the si; epinesH of years. An hour's ride from tin 1 city allows the tourist to alight in Iron! of the hron/e .statue of Captain I'arker, which watches eternally the historic square. A fountain trickles beneath the pedestal of this stern hero, and the spot marks the place where the little revolutionary church stood, on the miirniiiK when I'aul Revere labhed his horse through the alarmed village. The British debouched hen-, dividing the ucarle; columns at the church, and Captain I'arker'.- 1 minute men m. t ihem an hundred paces furllu-r 0:1, in the center of the green. A great. oblong boulder today marks Hie line of tli'' minute men. which stretched across tiie oprli space., and car\e-;l ui.oii ii beneath a bron/.f musUet. uie the words of command given by Capt. Parker to the farmers: "Stand your ground! Don't fire unless fired upon. Hut If they mean to have a war, let It begin here!" Lexington Oroen Is a beautiful spot in summer. Under the roof of elm branches, the sward lies level for acres. A monument, entwined with Kngllsh Ivy preserves the memory of the dead minute men who fell when tho Mrltlsh commander ordered his troops to fire. Directly back of the "stand your ground" boulder, Is the old Harrington house, where the wounded were taken after the skirmish, and which iit.lll shows the bullet holes of the British. A few minutes of leisurely walking will take one to the old Hancock house. Gen. Hancock wan asleep in his great four-poster bed, when Paul Revere rode to his door and kicked In the panals with his heavy riding boots It Is said. The writer spent the greater portion of two weeks In this ancient dwelling. Its sagging roofs and weather-beaten sides still defy the entrance of rain and snow, for the New England Historical Society has kept It In a state of preservation. The door Is opened to the public by a while-headed daughter of the'Revolu- tion, herself a relic as Interesting as the curios with which she Is surrounded. Longfellow, in ills story of Paul Hovore's ride, does not speak of this early morning awakening of the gouty general. Paul was well on toward the termination of his ride when he routed (leu. Hancock from his bed. "All hell is abroad tonight," Is what Is quoted as having been shouted to the startled household. One can easily upend several days among the curios of this house. Tho road on to Concord is Hanked by many reminders of the retreat of the British on the morning of April I'.ith. Hero and them one comes upon u moss-covered slab, hidden by the over-hanging foliage, which murks the spot where unknown British soldiers were burled. On the road Is the "Old Manse," the house where Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote his ".Mosses from An Old .Manse," and where Kmerson dreamed out. his wondrous essays. One may visit also the home of Louisa Alcott, who wrote so charmingly for children, and the haunts of the hermit Thoreau, the location of his cabin In the woods, and legends of tills strange philosopher and poet, may bo encountered this man of few loves, who wrote: "I have but few companions on th : <: shore, They scorn the strand who sail j upon the sea; • Yet, oft 1 think (lie ocean they'v ; sail o'er, ! Is better known upon the strrtid . to me. ! The middle sea contains no crimson dulse, ! It's deeper waves cast up no pearls to view Along I hi' shore my hand is on its- pulse And I converse with many a shipwrecked crew. i In Concord the revolutionary monument towers above the straggling buildings that close in upon the square, and in summer one mav take the .stage for ihe historic points of interest nt which there are so many us to defy enumeration. Thousands visit SU'epy Hollow cc,nctei\. one ot the most naUiraly beautiful parks in this country. Here may be found tie- graves of Kmerson, Thore.iu and Louisa Alcott, and ;>( les.s.-r Unovvn men and uoim-n of literature and philos >phy. and the severe, irmi-gii'il i-il tomb ol tin. I liar faliiil.v . vOu-rc a few years ago the grand old Senator from Massachusetts was laid side his fathers. And naturally, the day'* pilgrimage ends at Concord Bridge. The marble monument which marks the .spot of the British repulse is of comparatively recent date. It bears this quotation from one of Emerson's poems: "By the rude bridge which arched the flood. Their flag to freedom's breeze unfurled; Here the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot, .heard 'round the world. Kor its traditions is It loved, this ground where liberty first reared its head. For its beauty in the lavishness of nature, It may be worshipped by American and alien alike, and to the American citizen in the making, this ground of Lexington and Concord IB the shrine before which the vows of fealty are devoutly made. —Contributed. Howe!! & Ho well BREAD Light, Sweet and Wholesome FRESH EVERY DAY AT Cake and Confectionery Wagon through valley daily. Remember, Saturday Is souvenir day at Cummlngs' Confectionery, 'next to Nash 'a drug store. Fit/Gerald & Burry of Pasadena loan money oa ranches and improved real estate at lowest current rates. Write or telephone them nt Pasadena ijr call up J. W. Prentiss, Coviua phone 213d, and ask to have a representative of the firm call ou you. tf A. J. ROOKS General BlatcksmltHIng AH kind*. of general and heavy Blacksmithing. We manufacture Rldgers, Orange Racks aad Box Presses Horseshoeing a Specialty Home Phone 100? Shop Wesc Badillo St, Csvina Star Refrigerators I'.r.i!! !'.•)• tlic iicnls of the Pacific Const. Sanitary—^at isl'yinj,'. T?i£ line of RANCH TOOLS placed Cor the SIIMIIIHT work. Look over our stock of hoes, rnkes anil tools of all kinds. The Spinner Washing Machine The triumph of lonj, r Years of study in machines. C'all and see it. Hurley's Hardware COVINA, CAL. AN EASTERN TRIP VIA SALT LAKE ROUTE Is one of comfort am! pleasure. 'Tis the Short I«ine from Southern California via S;ilt Lake City, with beautiful scenic feature* and excellent train service. In addition to the famous 1.OS ANGKUKS LIMITED, carrying both standard anil tourist sleepers through to Chicago in Three Day, the Overland Kxpress carries THROUGH SLEEPING CARS TO CHICAGO ST. LOUIS ST. PAUL am! untiiy other points via various routes F.ast of Salt Lake City. Your patronage will be appreciated, and full particulars of rates, trains, etc.. may be had from Salt Lake Koute BOINHA/W & RITCHA Cement Contractors LET US FIGUKE ON ANYTHING IN THE CEMENT LINE SIDEWALKS AND CURBS OUR SPECIALTY We are experienced cement men and employ only skilled help. Home phone 1067 Covina Orange Groves We have a large clientage buying good orange groves. If you want a quick sale, list your grove with us. "IT PAYS TO SEE us" EDWARDS & WILDEY CO. 232 Laughlin Bldg., Los Angeles D. W. McDonald, Covina representative Home phone 1295, Covina LOOK! LISTEN! If you want to see that nice new AUTO Laundry Delivery Wagon, just drop a card to Lorbeer Bros.' Pomona Steam Laundry, the ablest and most up-to-date laundrymen in the valley, and tell them to call for your laundry or give you their price on work. We call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Work strictly up-to-date. POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY Are You Going to Build? If so, it will pay you to let me figure with you. First class work, prices right, satisfaction guaranteed. M. B. FolSOtTI, Contractor and Builder Phone 214 COVINA, CAL. SUCCESSFUL * ar " SEND HOK FKEb POULTRY RAISERS USE Los Angeles Incubators EVERYTHING IN LEE'S BQQ MAKER POULTRY SUPPLIES Acme Roup Cure—SOc Postpaid HENRV ALBERS CO. S34 S. MAIN ST. LOS ANQELESt H C A L D'S 614 South Grand Av«nu«, Lo« Ani«ltj>, California. The greateat business training institution in the south. Open during the entire year. Write for 1 particulars. . . -. J. W. LACKEY. Manager. /\gent Romonei Patrick H. Cement Pipe Fianufacturer 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 House Moving McCRARY BROS, are prepared to make contracts to move buildings of every description, heavy machinery and tree moving- with promptness and despatch. We have the experience of years in the business and guarantee our work. McCrary Bros. ARGUS BLOCK Phone 5008 Covina, Cal. flFNASCO Smooth Surface Roofing V^L^ll Wfrna^^^^V^ An absolutely new process that resists all weather* Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill and Lumber Cs. Home 148, Sunset 253. Covina, Cal. Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. Building Contractor COVINA, CAL. Covina Livery Stables J. J. FitzGerald, Proprietor Special Rates to Travelling Men Horses Bought, Sold and Exchanged Home Phone 30 Res. Phone 1024

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