Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 25, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, January 25, 1908
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A PIECE OF STRING. It Plays * Prominent Part In the L!f« of Japan. Writing from Jnpnn. nn Amcrlcnn eays: "You must come here to appreciate some of the quaint customs nail usages which contact with other jieo- ples hns not yet driven out. To rend about them gives yon only a poor Won. For Instance, did yon ever know what nn Important thing n piece of string Is here? The cBIldrcn, workmen, idlers, servants, nil carry pieces of string for use-in case of emergency. With us the emergency would artee only when a parcel bad to be done up, but the Jan- uses his-piece, of string as a first aid to iho Injured, to repair a rent In his clothing, to fix a broken down jinrik- islui, to mend tools, to take measurement, and, in fact, the string is his universal tool chest. The queerest use to which It Is put, according to my •way of thinking, Is when a police officer arrests a man, ties a bit of string about the arrested man's wrist and then leads him by the loose end of the thin hempen fetter to .the lockup. You ask, 'Why doesn't the Jap crook break the string and find a gateway?' He could, but he would not. That's •tfhere Ills respect Cor the law comes In, and the bit of string holds the man as securely as though lie wore manacled by -our own humane chilled steel, nickel plated and snap locked method/'—New York Tribune. DIRTY WATCHES. The Reason Is Often to Be Found In the Watch Pocket. • "Why do watches get dirty?" said the jeweler. "You'll find the answer in .your wntch pocket. Turn it out." The patron turned out bis watch pocket, sheepishly bringing forth a pinch of mud colored dust, some Hut and a small ball of black fluff. "There's the reason," said the jeweler. "Watches get dirty because the pockets they are carried In are never clean. A. watch pocket, my dear sir, should be cleaned out regularly once a week. Observe that rule and your watch's works will not get clogged up again. "Another and a seasonable rule Is never to lay yoiir watch down on stone or marble. The cold deranges the delicate works. "Never lay your watch down, In fact, anywhere. Hang it up on a hook vertically In the same position It occupies •when in your pocket. Watches are made to He, or, rather, stand, in that position only. "Wind your watch In the morning, never at night."—New York Press. Cigarettes as Wedding Fee. As one of Manila's leading young men was donning his evening suit preparatory to keeping a social, engagement he ran nis hand into his pocket and was surprised to find an envelope there. On opening it he discovered 25 pesos In bills. "Now, where in thunder did I take ou all this moticy?" he said. "It Isn't mine, for 1 never carry my bills around in an envelope." Then he sat down to think where he had worn the suit and how he had come by the 25 pesos. "The last place I wore It," he mused finally, "was when I was best man at a wedding a month ago. But I gave Dr. Rossiter his money. I remember distinctly giving him something, and It must have been his fee. If I didn't give him the money, what In the world did I give him?" IIo call- j ed up Dr. Rossiter by phone. "Do you mind telling me," he asked, "what I gave you for a fee at Blank's wedding?" The answer carne back very distinctly and cuttingly: "Young man, you gave we a box of vile smelling cigarettes."—Philippine Gossip. Arbiter and Arbitrary. If an arbitrator is chosen to end a dispute, says the London Chronicle, there Is no reason to dread that his decision would be arbitrary, though the two words are very near relatives. An arbiter, the Latin word which used to be more com n ion as Knglish than it Is now, meant by derivation simply "one who went to" something to examine it, and wo at first, a KjKM.-tator or witness. Then In Roman law It assumed the tcclini.'al sense of an umpire. Cut a "jiidicum," the legal decision in a case with regard to a definite sum of money, for Instance, wu» dislln- ' Ifiilshed from an arbitrlum, a legal decision as to an uncertain sum which had (o be determined; hence arbitrary acquired the i-.t'iise of uncertain, capricious. It Was Plain Enough. A college professor who recently re- j turned with his witV from their honey- : moon greatly amused a company of ! people In his hitine town, according lo j the I.ewistoii Journal, by assuring , them, 'in belli'.; questioned eoneeniiliX their tii|>. that nobody \\lieiv spent l.'ieir honeymoon si .'."pee ted that they were li.'ide and grinm. \ "What kind of a pla'-e wi;s It you were In':" tti- 1 pre>ii!ein of the e.-.Hei'e anked. "An ins.tuuium for Uie blind'!'' ! Econnrr.ical Woman. Of small eeonnmies the folloivln^ Will be dillielllt lo lieat for sma!iiie>s: : A. laboring man who hands over tils weekly- wages to his wife is allowed by her un o\iu< f e of tobacco a week. Kbe buys It herself in two Hcparate half ounces In order, she declares, to get the advantage of the two turns of the. scale.—-London Chronicle. i A Brutal Definition. Knlfker— What is a philanthropist? Booker—A man who gives what be doesn't need in a way nobody wants.— New York Sun. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" B above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fair g-em set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more tittintr could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-fa-iied San Gabriel Valley, livery boulevard anc. driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked with pei-riess 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 fit m, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer serfs grows in profusion, and withal are the lovely homoa si-t in sp.icums 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 :md those of lesser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madre range, •with their snow crowns shining and spaiWling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Lost Angeles county for beauty of situation. Enhanced by the mark-ings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of incuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina 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. BIRDSEY15 VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseeker Covina extends a stand! i'.g invitation. The right hand of hospitality is all ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lot.s with ours and enjoy the grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting" and flowering in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azotie of mountain tops with the tincture of the s"a, the conveniences of civilization, and an opportunity of securing 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 Pacilic 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 Coyiria are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of tb^o sbf different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had_o,utgrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid good social and rhora environments find here an ideal community. ^ Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1WS, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. < »K'A1) ) RANCH Proudly ol -) H. Adams In fi.-vv communities, even in Southern California, ran iheie In- found a |ieo(>le more utii vi-i n.'illy imMied with civic j<ride tii in are tin- eiti/.-u-, i>l Covina. The I'o'/iua Home Telephone Company o< - Clipirx, it.* own building ami f iiriiiMliei ,1 i:<»iiipli:ti: anil eltir.'.eui sei <:•,<•••. Sn l)n';ri <n i-. h.ive llie IIM- ol over <V:0 | lie inrs, inchu !ii ", \ i ee ,;. ,n nei -1!• Ml -. with the lo'.v n .-. <•! /', /. <• • i, ' i !' ii'ioi i, S,i 11 ()i m.i n, ('li.i i !" T Oak, [ru ' ml,ile. anil 1 'u ••in.-. Tin: ('ovin.i ( ,.\-, ( ''.inpa u y , .\\~-.-i ;i ',•« ,;', i; • • ' n tP >• •<-, 1 MI ii. -.he-, ;• ,i -. i.,r l/olh fuel anil i!!iiinii;';:ti'.'ii. '1 he S,, n I i.iin iel I ,'.,.;•; I am! I'o ,\ er i .• >u. \>:\ •, y ! •. M.I ,/n -. lij'lit lor i .ovina )>i i '; • ' '•<• ho Hie.- ,111(1 St ri-'-t -, V. lie I: .lie ,Y -|l i j:; ll 'eli i,y ,1 rolll))!' ',<• •;• I • 'I. •! : i' .. I I'll 1 '.''I! I I) 1 '.ill ',. 'i III '. I', ill,I Lain! anil V.'a 1<T (-on, ;-,i o y , '. -on* I • .i i. <! ov Ii. i'.. 1I mi I us; I on, t., I i., . i :• -lii'/ A iUi ,t p>i ••.-..> t< ( ,ii,,.,i •/ under excellent prf«,.-'ire. ( >\'e lia •,-,• I v../ n:; •> mi I'.'.,, -,,1 •, i i,. ...,.,i , <»nr /ore* a re ol iu;;n ,,i,|.r an<l ;ill ie.idi n a, lines of l.u -,i ne- s .11 >.• r '-. |/i <• - KH >' •'). 'I lie Vendone i . .> '•• i .-•' • i" •• -> i "ii n 11 y liotel. (Jur cl;ib-> art-. '>\ <i -"'x.-.i.-il, !ii,-r.iiy and n.u-i'.al naMni- 'I'lu- M'IIHIU;/ aflrruoon ( l\ili, a l,nli'••.' literary, fudera t'.:'l or/,, tnix.a'ion, owning ii )>;; ni'i'-uie clu h hou-.e on llie i 01 n< f "I I itriM .ivi-nne ;iii'l Center nU'ct.-t; the Fort .1 i,:h 11 y, a's iiteiaiy eiub; the Arnjihion. .1 ini,-.i' ,i I i ./•<;.mi/.at ion ; .iii.l the ('ovina C'ountry ( lii'i, (-ij'ii jije-d v.itn a .-,uil,, t<!r and eh.i riniiij; timldinc; llie San (iatniirl V.iiley Aut<j Club with its ii \>y-->i:Yi:n aulos make iretjii.-iit <irli;/ hi I ill iiiiir. ovei tt:e (me roa't way •>; ami Hie Covina Valley faraurr i : l.iub, devoted !•; ljoi' .ind pi.-fiiii: intereht.-,. ( ovina n;ir> also it> full quota, of fraternal or*;;: ni/..tioM l ». • C;<;vina rank-, .. - tn •: le uliiar oran/e >• t of I. /-. A ii^eU -s count y. |-',1. v< n • -o in pi <•<<•! y i-quij-jiefl packing housvs are. r. ^'ur ••,! !•< i^ri ),,:re for n,:i . k< -t I in t ).«,i: -.a ml -. '-I < arioiii) •> 01 or i n ;:• •-. .. iiich .u>; ohij. ped from thi.t point aini'iiili y t j tin e. ; .-.tei n n:.j i kel.-,. liiannna - iii pn eiith < oy i n.i i.u.k^ lifst in l.os Angelen county .UK! tjijr'l it! tin: vvorl'l. 'l'h< i,;i.-.ii:;; < ,\ ••• HI i,-. I-. .il-,oa leading in<lu.->try. l!e-,i(l<:s our citrus product-*, de^iuuou.^ f mil r. it. i (! in-rrii ,-> oi ev i'> kini) an-, n in a lnin<!.i ni e. A,;ricui tuml product* arid grain,-, grown <^n iamls cst of the i.ity ;i,nu ftjfin a l<;a'ling hourcc '•! HH.OIIK;, Northside Meat Market CHAS. A. S1ANMONS, Prop. We carry nothing' but the best. Prices Reasonable. All Meats Government Inspected. ONDKKS SOLICITED AND Shop just south of S. I". Depot. Home Photic 1144 Cement Blocks BACK TO THE OIJ) STAND: I have moved back to my former place of business on Italia street, near the library. I can make blocks any size or shape. Kithcr side tamp or face down machine. Mv motto, "A SntTAKR DIOAF..." I solicit your work at reasonable prices. Yours for business D. E. STITES BLOCKS FOR SALIC AT PANIC PKICRS **•*• Boradent Toothpaste Is an antiseptic and germicide. It neutral- i/,es the mouth acids that cause decay in teeth and prevents the formation of tartar. ,S--)« CSifl Boradent whitens and cleanses the teeth, hardens the gums and keeps the mouth in a tion. Ask healthy youi condi- dentist. t ROY v ,$& At ill d^ifiili 25 ctiU Troy Pkirraical Compuy MARKET J. P. KENDALL, Prop. Orders', taken and deliveries made daily. Orders in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home IMionc 3d Pioneer Machine Shop (JAKKISON & MISUKK, Props. Automobile, Gasoline Engines and Bicycle Repairing BUILDERS OP PIONKKR BICYCLES Home Phoru: HH,H Hfiiiis Block CISMENT CONTRACTOR We do everything in first-class cement work and it will pay you to get our figures on your job, lan(e or small. Home I'lione ',') F\ Ko Oudde^reir 1 'i O|ji ieloj' of lln; COVINA LIVERY STABLES tj Jiomi: f'hom: ',0. I'oviua, Cal. ' |

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