Covina Argus from Covina, California on November 30, 1907 · Page 6
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ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY. Experiment Suggested by Franklin and Performed by D'Alibard. To Benjamin Franklin belongs the tnerlt of having perceived thnt n direct experiment was needed <o prove what BO far was only a gtiosn. Tn an article entitled "((pinions nn»t Conjectures Concerning the Properties «nd Kffects of the Klect.rlc.al Matter Arising Kro/n Experiments and Observations Made at Philadelphia, 1711)," the following passage occurs: "To determine the question whether the cloud?, that eontain llghtid*^ are electrified or not I would propose; an experiment to he tried where It can he done conveniently. On Hie lop of Home high !o\ver or steeple place a kind of sentry box big enough to contain a man and an electrical stand. From (lie middle of the stand let an iron rod rise nnd pass, bending out. of (lie door and then upright twenty feet or thirty feet, pointed very sharp at. the end. If the electrical stand be kept, clean and dry a man standing on It when such clouds aro passing low might he electrified and afford sparks, the rod drawing lire to him from a cloud. "If any danger to the (nan should he apprehended, though I think there would lie noniv, let. him stand on the floor of his box and now mid then bring near to w he rod the loop of a wire tlial has one end fastened to the leads, lie holding It by » wax handle, HO the sparks If tin: rod be electrified will Rlrlke from the roil to the wire find not affect him." The experiment nug%rMlcd by Frante lln was successfully performed in Mar ly, France, by D'Alibard on May HI, :i7r,li; In London by ('anton In Kpilal ficpnire on July UO, I7."2, and by Wilson )n Chelmsford, KSKCX. on Aug. I'J of the same year. Franklin himself described having used a kilo In Philadelphia In a letter dated Oct. 1!) wllli out giving the dale of Ids observal ioim. IlOHonberger ("Kesclilchle dcr Physlk," volume 'i, page .'iK!) mentioned (hat H was done in June. Franklin's disbelief In the dangerous character of the experiment must Inivfi received a severe shock when he heard of the death of (i. W. Klchman, who, In the year 17r.. r {, was killed by an electric discharge drawn from the. clouds by means of a kite. GRAVITATION. neutrali/.cs acidity of the mouth teeth It h free from grit or any gur>«'ance that IU Wonderful and Fur Reaching Effect* Upon the World. "The effects of gravitation are so fa- mlllnr nfl to deinnnd only the briefest mention, yet most of iia perhaps seldom stop to r:on«lder how fur rouching these effects fire," HIIVH Dr. Henry Hrnllh \VIHI>nim. "Hut for gravitation the winds would not blow, thci waters would not descend, mid the mountain jand prevents tops would not cri'mbk! Into the vnl- | leys. Kadi particle o!' pulverized rock \ decay of the would remain where II was formed, nnil I ho re Mould be no Hudi tHng as n tnlxed Holl. "F5ut »<v matter* are actually arranged gravitation is perpetually iietlve, and every partlHo of (natter Is being eternally tug«ed at and urged to get nearer to (hr- earth's '•eiiler. Ho no Hooner does » fragment, of rock at a mountain erest liecome loosened than gravitation hurls It crashing down Into the valley, shattering It Into fragments perhaps or at. (lie least, grinding off some portions of Its surface as well as of t.hc surface; of tin; rocks against, which It. Is dashed. "I'.y such means and with tin; further aid of Its handmaidens, wind and water, gravitation works Its unceasing purpose of leveling tin. 1 surface of the earth. In a few brief geological moments It. rounds the shoulders of the haughtiest mountain, and, given time i enough, II will tiring every particle of ! rock hack to the sea hod. whence It | originally Hpning. Short of that, as n j transition stage, It. Is forever mixing ! the different soil constituents on the ! .fine hand and sorting them out aguln on (he othor."—Apple-ton's. Boradent Tooth Paste HUITSMI PHOTON •0 ITYkM TO ONOOOI MOM AT $2.90 PER DOZfN 54* H • •wtH Broadway <»»•»•» ^ ^rc** ^ • c A *£%j might injure the enamel at trie teeth. It is the most scientific and delightful dentifrice on the market. Use Boradent and lengthen the life of your teeth. D. E. STITES manufacturer of (MBIT BIO(KS for buildings, piers, chimneys, porch columns, any thing in this '-inc. Contracts taken for putting up walls for buildings and foundations. (Mocks made anywhere on the ground. All sizes for sale. JPOMONAJSTEAM LAUNDRY If you want the BEST WORK at the MOST REASONABLE PRICES give us a trial. TWENTY YEARS' experience has taught us the CHEAPEST and BEST way to do-your laundry. With first-class equipment our work and our methods are sanitary and up-to-date. Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or phone him and the wagon will call anywhere iu Covina or vicinity. LORBEER BROS. GAS S1.5O 25 cnti «I «ll Trof Phirnuiul Conpinr A HOG ORCHESTRA. Sqjoaler* French Musician Made the Sing a Tune. During the reign of Louis FINE SPIDER THREADS. Cultivated Especially For the Use of Astronomers. The cultivation of certain species of spiders solely for the line threads which they weave for scientific uses has an Important hearing upon astronomy. No substitute for Hie spider's thread has yet been found for bisecting the screw of Hie micrometer used for determining the positions and motions of the stars. Not. only because of (Uo remarkable fineness of the threads are they vn IIIH I ile, hut been use of their durahle <pialltles. The threads of certain spiders raised for astronomical purposes withstand changes In temperatures, so that often In measuring sun spots they are uninjured when tlio heat Is so great that Assessment Notice. -See me before building- France'7here'wHs"ittaelHHi to his court the lenses of the micrometer eyepiece one Abbot de Brtlgne, a man of considerable wit. The nbbot wns somewhat raiiHlc-ally Inclined and delighted tlio court with Inventions of odd inn- uical Instruments. One day tlio king, after having enjoyed .1 hearty laugH over one of these curious contrivances nnd desiring to bafllc this musical genius, commanded him to produce harmonious sounds from the cries of hogs. This seemed an Impossibility to the k!;•>.», and he prepared himself to enjoy the discomfiture of the abbot Much to Ids surprise, however, the al>- bot readily agreed to produce (hem. All he required was a sum of money,, upon receipt of which he declared h« would Invent the most surprising thin} ever heard In th« way of musical atrocity. lie H':oured the* country and secured n large number of hogs, trying their voices as to pilch and quality, and finally, having fully satisfied himself, he arranged the animals In a sort of pavilion richly decorated. The day of the trial arrived, and the king and his court entered the pavilion prepared for something, but greatly In doubt as to the success of the abbot with the hogs. However, there were the hogs, sure enough, and, much to the surprise and delight of the king, they commenced to cry harmoniously and In good tune, rendering an air that was fairly recognized. The abbot had arranged a series of stops that wen; connected are cracked. Those spider lines are only one-fifth to one-seventh of u thousandth of an Inch In diameter, compared with which the threads of the silkworm are largo nnd clumsy. Each line Is made up of several thousands of microscopic streams of fluid. Under the most .powerful magnifying glass they appear true and round. The work of placing these linen In the micrometer requires the delicate touch of experts, who operate with the aid of microscopes which magnify the line a thousand limes. The lines are placed parallel with (Mich other and two one-thousandths of an Inch apart. -Stray Stories. Columbia F/and & Water Company, location of principal place of business, Covina, California. Notice is hereby given that at a regular meeting of the board of directors \ of the Columbia Land & Water Company, held on October 21st, an assessment of 200 cents per share was levied on the capital stock of the corporation, payable immediately in lawful money of the United States of America to the secretary of the corporation at his oil ice in Covina, California. Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid orr the 21st day of November, 1907, will be delinquent arid advertised for public auction, and unless payment is made before, will be sold on the 12th day of December, l'»07, at H p. rn., to pav the cost of advertising mid expense of sale. J. H. MATTHEWS, Secretary. Office of company on Badillo street, Covina. HAY fOR SALE First-class alfalfa, barley and wheat hay delivered. C. A. GRAFTON Home Phone 2128 Fertilizer Agent, Wanted.—Local agent to soli Swift'a Puro Animal Fertilizers; also Nitrate of Soda, Sulphate of Potash, Phosphate, (.liiano, etc. Inquire of Carroll B. Smith of Kedlands, for particulars. IF YOU WANT ANY PAINTING KALSOMINING OR PAPER HANGING done, see me before you let your job. All work guaranteed and prices reasonable. Phone 51. C. H. Kistler Buying Cooked Food. In France !l l.s a common thing for the wife to he out nt work as well us the Inmhaiid. From tills elreumHtnnen, no (loul)t, have developed the facilities that country affords for obtaining ready cooked food outside the home. Whole meals can ho purchased outside, nnd they are very good meals too. A. whole fowl or a half one or a smaller portion can he hought hot or cold from the rotlsslfr. Soiipn and unlads can ho hought In the same way, and In whops where eggs are sold there IH always a hasket of red eggs IIH well as white ones, the red color helng used to Indicate that the eggs are cooked. All these things are sold at prices "within with the hogs and upon pulling one of ! the reach of all," and them out caused a spike to prick the hog it connected with, making him squeal his note. The rest was easy, j for by pnlliiit,' out the different stops j he produced the tune. i A Ring Island. i Many coral reef islands In the 1'a- eilic are in the form of more or les* perfect rim;-., or ovals, inelo-dn 1 .; lagoons. The ring island of Nlnat'ou, halfway between Fiji and Samoa, la not a coral reef, but a volcanic ring In closing a crater containing a lake two miles in diameter Toward the sea tin- ring Is bordered with walls of black lava, and on the inner side these break down In cliffs '-'tin 10 :;un feel in height. An eruption In issn formed a peninsula on the eastern side of the lake. While the ocean outside U trembling and thundering under a heavy wind the lake remains smooth or i.-i .simply u rinkled u i;li ripples. Thu Tmio to Cry "Halt!" If one be \\alehlnl there comes a time im the life of eit-ry man and woman jvliei one or more discoveries are ji>:>. '.• TI.e \vulk Is not so brisk, tin.' shoulders have got into a way of slumping forward and the back Is not so erect as fornieily. Now is (he time to cry •'Halt'." It Is (lie time to drill the body, the time to revise sleep, diet, exercise, occupation, relaxation and all habits. Kvery son and daughter of hu- .inanity should refuse this gradual .yielding to decay. scarcely cooking. any attempt homes to do Belgium Blows Its Horn. Uelgluin, like many continental countries, has Its national board of atlver- llsin'j;. The state, owning, as It does, the railways, must do everything In Us power to Increase the passenger tralllc, nnd so Kngland and the adjacent, countries are extensively placarded with postern showing Belgium's beauty ami pleasure spots. The principal attractions are Ostend and its casino, and the pictorial records of (his resort have adorned the boardings of Kugland for many .tears past. London (Ifaphlc. For a Short Time Only Special Sale Rugs and Matting Qlendora Furniture Store Sec 0x12 all wool g-uaranteed for 38.50. Regular price at other stores 10 to 12 dollars. F\ SEI/V\E/\RS Phone office U>(> Residence 3254 PER THOUSAND FEET Once a consumer of gas, always a gas enthusiast. Order now, Valley Gets Company FOR Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange groves, 3, 5 and 10 acres, close in, on electric road, suitable for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina Pioneer Machine Shop GARRISON & BISBEE, Props. Automobile, Gasoline Engines and Bicycle Repairing BUILDERS OF PIONEER BICYCLES Home Phone 1068 Bemis Block W. L. Griffiths A. Warner J. C. Thompson (WITH*, WARNER & THOMPSON Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home Phone 1089 Branch office, Baldwin Park COVINA, CAL. '•7T "»v •y*i». The Argus Turns Out First-Class Job Printing Why Don't You Move to Covina? Chileans There is 'a ur llboUl I'hiican tell you that (h Are Mongrels. oocj deal of mongrel oelely. I'hileans will y are descended from old SpanNh families, but (he old Span ish families « ere mostly turned out or massacred in the revolution against Spain, \v hieli wronus of tli in sliort, usua ai'o-e mainly mil of I hi; mo!i;;re|s. The descent. ll.\ includes a slave native The Difference. "I alwa.vs thought," remark Kngllsh jtid«e. "that a paru>ol BUii'liaile were the same." "No." replied the witness Blaiiil. 'a Miiishatle i> to Keep i oil; I para:i'.il is to tiin wi'.H." — ed an and a il thti Indian woman .\ear-* hack, ;;ml the tw'o types h.i\e miM-il well, with handsome hut very tiery results. F.xchunge. Her Willingness. "Von iiiiiht lia\e been dreaming of nollle one [iroposing to you last lllgllt, I.a lira " "How U that'.'" "Why. I heard yon for a whole ter of an hour crying out, 'Ye gentle Ulatler. Natural. 1'roiid Father My el month old. and he erics I'n.nd Mother Mie.e I and lie i lies f.ii til Tuck. * •fr * * * * * * * * *! HOU.KN BKC K STK H KT t : Covina offers you homesites at reasonable figures; miles of beautifully shaded streets; electric lights and. telephones; -File- 4* grammar' andjiigh scho'jls in cvcrv particular above criticism; electric and steam transportation to and fronn Los. Angeles. Covina, will givo you mountain scenery that is a daily inspiration; a climate without frosts and unsoaked by fogs; mountain and well water in abundance. Ke^ide^, all these ideal conditions in which to live, Coviua offers the best chance to the investor, the-buMtieSb man, Uu- agriculturist and horticulturist. Why dou't you come here and eajoy lii'e? THE A.KGUS will be o-'.td to furnish anyotu- intere>ted with further informalioii.

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