Covina Argus from Covina, California on February 1, 1908 · Page 2
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 2

Covina, California
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Saturday, February 1, 1908
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OLD TIN CANS. Th» Way Thty Finally Dii«pp««r Fr»» Human Sight. Few people realize what becomes of •11 the old tin cans, tin pans, kettles, buckets, coal hods and the like. They finally disappear from human sight and knowledge and are seen no more. Science shows that they evaporate. When a tin can Is cast away and for- •aken It begins Its downward course by becoming rusty. The tin or. In other words, unites with the oxygon surrounding It in the atmosphore, and the oxide of tin gradually takes leave of the iron by evaporating luto the air, while some of it is washed away by the rain luto the earth. After the tin Is gone the iron of the can follows the same course tint baa been pursued by the tin. It oxidizes and becomes the familiar reddish brown substance known as iron rust. The metals have no wills of their own, no affinities, no understandings, and therefore no intentions as to their present or future course. They do nothing of thorn- eel ves. But electrical forces do their •work for them. These forces unite the atoms of the metals with those of the oxygen. Then the molecules of these oxides are carried away by the atmospheric electricity and disposed of according to circumstances. If a small bottle or other piece of glass be placed on damp ground and an old worr«>ut tin bucket is turned over it, the particles of iron oxide will be taken away by electric currents from the old bucket and will be deposited partly on the glass, the remainder going luto the air and the «arth. Deposits of Iron and other metals are thus carried around by electricity fn the atmosphere from place to place all over the earth. Chlorine .by electric power picks up atoms o>f .gold and goes with them to the ocean, where they are as much at homo as salt- All metals can exist In a state of vapor; therefore they are to be found not only In the atmosphere around this earth, but also in the atmosphere around the sun and the stars. If a ray of sunlight is bent out •of its course, as it is by drops of water in the case of the rainbow, the familiar seven colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are spread out side by side. When these .spectra or streaks of light are scientifically investigated about 500 dark lines .are formed also among the colors, and these lines represent shadows cast by ^elemental substances in the atmospheres of the earth and the sun. Light made artificially and not passing through the atmosphere of the earth and the sun does not have these dark lines. By means of the spectroscope, a grad vally Invented Instrument now In use, l)ut credited to several scientists, well .known elements have been compelled 'to register their addresses in bands of light. Among the first to write themselves down were sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chromium, nickel .ami Iron. And the same apparatus led to the discovery of new metals, •jsuch as cesium, rubidium and thallium. All these are found to be In the sun's -atmosphere. By means of the spectroscope the one hundred millionth part -of a grain of sodium in common salt becomes as discernible and unmistakable as the side of a house. This wonderful modern Instrument has enabled scientists to find out what the people who Inhabit the planets In the solar system of the dog star Slrlus, for example, have to eat, for without nitrogen they could have no beans or spring peas, without sulphur no mustard, horseradish and water cresses or anything of the kind, although the people would be confined to vegetable diet. They would also be without light biscuit for breakfast or any fermented liquors.—Baltimore American. What He Felt Like. It was the first time he had sung tn an Episcopal choir, and he felt strange- j ly out of place In the vestments he j wore. The other choristers looked com- I fortable enough, but the new one was \ sure he would trip on the skirts of his I cassock when he went up the chancel steps, and he knew that if lie did not stop perspiring his clean linen cotta would be mussed. The opening prayer had been Intoned by the rector, and the singers were In line waiting fonthe Introduction to the processional to be played, when one of the basses .Whispered in the new man's ear: '•You're a tenor, aren't you?" "I suppose so," he replied, "but I feel like a twospot."—New York Times. Picturesque Newfoundland. Newfoundland has been styled a rough stone with no Interior, and doubtless to the passenger on some Atlantic liner, seeing Its bold headland jutting out Into the ocean, with Its weather beaten cliffs standing gray ! and cold, the description may seem a i fitting one. IU.I to those who know It ; well, who have seen the fir clad val-' leys, Its clear lakes and streams and ' hillsides tinged with the red and gold ' o,' autumn, it is a rou^h .stone with a vfcry fair interior.—London Strand. A Piece of Homely Truth. ' "I»o you expect people '.o believe all that yon tell tin-inV" "That is not the Idea," answered the { •agacious campaigner. "The v.-oy to j Win the hearts of the people Is to Ifcll ' them wliat they already » Star. ' Anxious. Sli-k Man (who is a collector of coins and also very rich;- i made out my will today, Ueginald, and left you my collection of colas. "Which one, uncle—the one In th« Laalt or the one lu the cabinet?"—Loo- COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" E above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surrounding's. No words more fitting could have been chosen in describing Coviua, the chief town of the far-fnmed San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard and driveway for miles iu every direction is flanked with peerless proves, 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. AlotiR these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer scrts grows in profusion, and withal arc the lovely-homes set in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in such varied richness that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable if oral 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 Mnclrc range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beai.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 incuriug- 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. ~' W'iW' W^WF?^— -^ i i/Mt' Sfe^-i' -* ^-. >•< ^ ;,/•> ;f^|fjwSf^v /•, ;• BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homescekcr Covina extends a standing-invitation. The right hand of hospitality is all ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjoy the grandeur of mountain 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 air opportunity of securing- handsome returns for their labors in the cultivation of our proves. Covina was incorporated as a city in I'JOl, and at once look rank nsonc 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 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. Iu all respects they are up-to-date. Otlr 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 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^outffrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid pood social and mora environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. KI.DOKAU ) KANCH 1'roperty of J. II. Adams In few communities, even in Southern California, can there be found a people more uni vernally imbued with, civic pride than are the citizens of Cuvina. Tht: Covina Home Telephone Company occupies its own building and furnishes a complete and efficient Her vice. Subscribers have the ir.e of over MX) phone:*, including free connection?* with the towns ol A/ii^a ,< ilcndora, Sa n l>i, Charter Oak, Irwindalc and I'liente-. The Covin;s (ia.-> Company, also a local in-.! it nt ion, f urni->hty-, ga-> for both fiii.l and illumination. The San (iabrifl l,i;.;ht and 1'ower Company furn I •*!>••.•* lij;hl for Covina private homes and sti;'ci.: ts, vvhiib are well 1 ig lit. -d by a complete system .,( i ,,< .11, <|i--.( < n t li;;hti. The Covina Land and Water Company, controlled by II. K. Hunt! nj.'. ton, furni - h< -. i V- i.ii y with ;> pure water supply u nd.-r excellent pro is lire. We have two national airl two savings bank -, Our -.tor-'n are of high o;dcr and all lending lint:-, of hu-,ini.-:-.s are represented. '1 he Vendoine i-. d tir.-,t i l.i-,-. country hoti-l. Our clubi arc of a social, literary : uir! musical nature. The M'/i.<l,iy afternoon Club, u ladi<- .' literary, federated organization, owning a handsome <:li;b-ho»se. on the corner ol Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fort ni,.'htly, a ({ulillrmiiii's literary club; the Amphiou, a inu.,ical organisation; ami the Covina Country CKitj, equipped with a. Mutable and charming bioidinj;: the San </.tbri<-| Valley Auto Club v.ith its «i xty-.i«: veil autos make .frequent delightful runs ov>-r the line roadways; und the Covina Valley Farmer*' Club, devoted to horticultural and publr: i n i.-re -.t -,. Covina ha-, also it, full quota, of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks a.i the le id in;.' or;i ti;;«.- di itrict of I,o-. A n (/••] <•-> coin it y. Kir yen < ompletely equipped packing houses arc required lo prrpar>- for ni;i;kt:t the thou-.aud-.ol carload,-, of oranj;f-> wiiiih >r< hhip- ped from this point annually to the eastern market*. I n amiua -shipmcnU < .ovin.i rankn tin.t i/i J.o:-, Angc-les county and third in the world. The raising of lt:mcu-> in al-.oa leading industry. I'esidt"» out citrus product.-., deciduous fruits ai d bi.-rritn of every kind art; grown in abunda !<<<•. Agricultural pfo'lucts dud grain-, gr jwn on lands southvveot cl the city also form a leading source of inoomij. Northside Meat Market CHAS. A. SIMMONS, Prop. We carry nothing but the best. Prices Reasonable. AH Meats Government Inspected. ORDEKS SOLICITED AND DELIVEKED. Shop just south of S. P. Depot. Home Phone 1144 Cement Blocks HACK TO THE OLD STAND: I have moved back to my former place of business on Italia street, the library. I can make blocks any size or shape. Either side tamp or face down machine. My motto, "A SnUAKE DEAL." I solicit your work at reasonable prices. Yours for business D. E, STITES NLOCKS K 0 K SALE AT PANIC PRICES COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made daily. Orders iu town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home Phone. 3ft Pioneer Machine Shop GARRISON & HISBKK, Props. Automobile, Gasoline Engines and Bicycle Repairing BUILDERS OF PIONEER BICYCLES Home Phone UH>8 licmis Block POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY If you want the BEST WORK at the MOST REASONABLE PRICES give us a trial. TWENTY 1 ' YEARS' experience baa taught us the CHEAPEST and BEST way to do yolir laundry. With first-class equipment our work and our methods arc Hiinltary atld up-to-date, Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or phone him and the wagon will call anywhere in Covina or vicinity. IvORHEER BROS, Shopping in llos Angeles? TAKE LUNCHEON AT COULTER'S CAFE You will And il very Conveniently located, in every respect, with ;i la carte service at modest prices. Coulter Dry Goods Csmpany Broadway, Between Second and Third, I,OH Angeles W. I/. (irilflthH A. Warner J. C. Thompson fflfFITHS, WJUHR & THOMPSON Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home J'hone |OH'( Branch office, Baldwin i'ark COVINA, CAL. F". E. Dcidderor I 'ropi it-tor lit I he COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home H'honc (0. < '.ovinit, < al. |^A^/v^^/^/v^M^lV^<NV»/svy^<v^/v^^

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