Covina Argus from Covina, California on November 30, 1907 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, November 30, 1907
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A CULTURED BASS. Hlfltwr Education Wat the Ruin «f This Intelligent Fish. "Bass are intelligent little beasts, that Is the reason they travel In schools," remarked Walter Dumpling, nn authority on fishing and a candidate for the nature fnklr class. "I have frequently observed them Btudylng," he continued, "whether It was better taste to swallow a minnow •whole or on the Installment plan. I have seen them seek knowledge concerning rubber frogs and, having made up their minds that It was n fnlse friend, go off and warn their comrades. "I have seen thorn studying weather conditions, coming to the surface, gazing intently at the sky, finding the direction of the wind and satisfying themselves whether tomorrow would be clear or rainy. "All real fishermen can vouch for the statement that bass are fond of children. I have seen them eat up the little ones. "Bass are natural defenders of the home life, and when a carp or catfish comes browsing around to devour the eggs the female had laid the male will attack the Intruder by swimming under the enemy and slashing him with the sharp dorsal spine. "I once knew a bass so Intelligent that It refused to bite on the ordinary bait and was only caught after a page from an encyclopedia had been tied to the hook. Higher education was his finish."—Philadelphia North American. IN THE SAME BOAT. A Story of Samuel Warren and Matthew Davenport Hill. Sam Warren, the author of "Ten Thousand a Year," has been the subject of many anecdotes, none of them better than one which I first heard related about him by his friend, Matthew Davenport Hill. Looldug in one day at Warren's chambers, Hill noticed that he seemed a little troubled. "It is," said the lawyer-novelist, "most unfortunate. I ought to have dined tonight with the lord chancellor; but Mrs. Warren 5s about to present me with another olive branch. How can i leave her? I hope his lordship won't be annoyed at my putting him off." "Oh," returned Hill, "don't make yourself uneusy. I am one of the guests. I know him so well I can put It all right for you." With these words the visitor prepared to leave the room. At first profusely grateful, Warren presently seemed a little perplexed and said: "By the bye, after all, I won't trouble you to say anything about me to the chancellor. Between ourselves, I have not been Invited." "Well," rejoined Hill, "make yourself comfortable on that point. For that matter, neither have I."—Pall Mall Ga zette. To Cure Blushing. "A great many men blush," said a physician; "some so painfully that they come to me to be cured. "The cure I recommend is an odd one. It Is the abandonment of over- heavy clothing, especially of wooj- en socks. Amazing it Is how many male blushers have a predilection for thick socks of wool. "But some blushers wear light enough clothes. To them I can only recommend a nerve treatment. I ad vise them to make speeches at ban quets, to be witnesses in murder trials to go to teas and dances, to develop, in short, the nerve as a wrestler develops his muscle. "Blushing is a difficult disorder to cure. As a rule It passes away of It self when the victim reaches his thirty fifth year."—New Orleans Times-Demo CTHt. Lying. •It was said of Dr. Johnson that ho 'always talked as though he were taking an oath. He detested the habit of lying or prevaricating in the slightest degree and would not allow his servants to say he was not at home If he was. "A servant's strict regard for the truth," said he;, "must be weakened by such a practice. If I accustom my servant to tell a lio for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he will toil It for himself?" A strict adherence to truth the doctor considered as a sacred obligation, and in relating the smiillcHt anecdote; ho would not allow himself the- minutest addition to embellish bis story. The Transformed Pythagorean. Somi; undergraduates once wished to play a practical Joke upon a man who was a dlsclplo of Pythagoras, so one day when hi? was a little sleepy by reason of the amount of brandy and soda that hi; had Imbibed iiis friends smeared him with honey and rolled him in the; inside of a feather bed. Vk bea the di.-.cipli! of Pythagoras got up in tin-' morning h" looked in the looking glass at himself and said slowly, with a whistle, "15ird, by Jove,-!"— London Telegraph. Love and Hate. Love oncy more; perhaps this time you may succeed in being loved back again. Enemies are only useful as long as you are rising. Once at the top you must do away with them by making them your friends.--Epigrams of Queen Elisabeth (Carrneu Byivaj. Making Sure. Dentist-I've tilled all of your teeth that hiive cavities, sir. Mahuliey— Well. tl.Hi, fill th' rist av Shim, too; thin whin tli' cavities coma they'll be already filled, b't'olj-sl''—Loa- dou Tit-Bits. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillctt of California, when he visited recently this fair gent set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the fdr-fained San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard and driveway for miles in every direction is flanked with pccrleaa 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 sel in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in such varied richness that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable floral 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 Madrc range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina lias no rival in Los Angeles county for beav.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 1 any tourist's resentment by advising 1 him to tarry at Covinn 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. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseekerCovina extends a standing invitation. The right band of hospitality is all ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with oura and enjoy the grandeur of-inountain 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 proves. 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 tniles 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 arc accepted in the leading colleges and universities, East and V/cst. Gra'mmar school graduates accredited in the high schools of California arid 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 mora environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1'JOS, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. KA.\'< II i .). II. Adams- In few communities, even in Southern California, can ther--!.<- (--mid a people l . l iion- niiivi-i .sally iinbue.d with civic pride than are the (.itix.-ns of Covina. '1 h«- I'.vm.i M'.IIH- T« h pii'.ir: C.<m|,.iny 01 - cupie-, its own building and furili-.ll'--, a cm ii|,l.:!..- aii.l .•flii:i.:nt v; v !••..: Su i,-,. , i',rr,, h.ivc I In- u.,i! of over WXJ phones, inr.lui'.i nj- free r.onn'v.ti'/n-i wit h the town.-.'.I A /." ,.i, <. !eml..i ,., .->.. i, I >i ma •., ' hai NT Oak, Irwindale and J'uenie. Th-- < '.ovin.i G,i., < :.,III|,.HI y, al.v- a 1-.<.H instil ut i>,n, turni -.In--, c. .1 . lor both fuel and illumination. The Gabriel Light and Power Company I n rm.--.ii'- , li;;ln for '..viii.i; rioini:.-. and .street,, which are well lighten \,y a complete ^y.-.i. .n 'i i i.c.u,<!<••• •. n 1 lii:"' •• 'J'" C,,,-n.,i Land and Water Company, controlled by H. K. f hmtiiij/.toii, fin n;-ii--. tb- city •.vith a pur-- .-..n.-r ,.up|.ly under excellent pressure. We have two national ;uid two »;ivin^ . l,.u,k-,. Our ,-,ioiv n are of hij-n order and all leading lines of biibinesu are ,-epresented. The Vendome !.•. a rountry hotel. Our clubfa are of a. social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladicV literary, federated organization, owning a handsome club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman 1 *, literary club; the Amphion, ;t musical organisation; and the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable and (.harming building; the San Gabriel Valley Auto Club with its sixty-seven auto* make frequent delightful runs over the fine road ways; und the Covina Valley Farmer,/ Club, devoted t<; horticultural and public inlere^tb. Covina ha* also it', full quota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks a.-, the le iding orange (ii.strict of I,o, Angele.-. county. Kleven oompletejy equipped packing houses are required to prepare for market tin: thou-,.i nd.-. of loads of orange-. winch are xlnj>- ped from this point annually to the i-antcrn market-*. I n a rini.a • shipment.-. Covin.i rank-, hr->t in I,-,-. Angeles county and third in the world. The raising of Ic-mcrcs i- a i -.', a leading indu-.U/. I'.e^id. -. our'citru» product-., deciduous fruit.-, ai d berrie., of .-very kind gro/.-u in ab' ••. Agricultural products and grain, ;.;rowii on land.-, ooutli 'A e.-.t ot the ( ,ity alv, form a .-.onrce of income. GEO. W. GRIFFITHS, Jr. Cement Contractor Sidewalks, Curbs, Coping, Foundations Sec me or ring- me up before contracting for any work in my line. Distributing Agent in the San Gabriel Valley for Swift's FcM-tillxers Home phone 70. COVINA, CAT* KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Homo 14S; Sunset 25.1 CO VINA, CAL-. COVINA MEAT MARKET J. T. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made daily. Orders In town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home Phone 36 F". E. Proprietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home Phone 30. Covina, Cal. Covina VDalUy Savings $anh OF1?ICKRH AND DIRECTORS A. P. Kerckhoff, President H. M. Hotiscr, Vice-President W. II. Holliday Marco H. Ilellman Geo. K. Anderson J. C. HutchiiiHon, Jr., C;iHhier W. M. GriHwold, A«8l»lant Cashlci Interest Paid on Deposit Money to Loan on First Mortage Real Estate JOHN W. THOMAS Funeral Director and Embalmer GLENDORA, CAL. IB years practical experience. Satisfaction guaranteed. Calls answered day or night. Phones: Office 23.S3. Residence 41 f)H. I tarn I'lione 240 Kes. Phone 108 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. II. S TAN TON, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and (leiitle Morses, Careful Drivers Stylish K'ij; > W. Itodillo St., on 'tin- new flcrtrii: line. COVINA, Sparr Fruit Co. V/t: will p.'iy tlio hi(.;l)i">l iii.iikct [irir.i- lor ORAN ES •* Our references: Till'; (iKOWKKS wlio have done business with us. Packing House and Ollu:.:, A/.usa Ave. Telephone 10.55. . If I! A T H IS R O 5. & C O L T R I N s

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