Covina Argus from Covina, California on February 8, 1908 · Page 3
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SNAILS FOR FOOD. D**H«4 Intiralf U Them M Many CitlM «f tMr«p«. Prance la the premier snail prodnc* nation, although Austria, Bavaria '«nd Switzerland hare thousands of •Ball farms, where the famous escar- fotfl are rained and fattened on vine leave*. The demand for snails In France Is far too great for the supply to be left to chance, and thus It comes about that snail farming Is an Important Industry. Paris alone consumes millions between September and May, •when these little creatures are at their best In. great cities of Europe are stores •devoted entirely to them, each ornamented by an Immense gilt snail over the door as a sign. Huge tubs of snails In the rough nre displayed, and there are besides dishes of carefully prepared mollusks all ready for eating. These have been cooked, extracted from their shells and minced. The meat 1s then mixed with butter, chopped parsley and herbs, and the shells, trimmed and made attractive, are re- tfilled with this prepared paste. The most popular snails today com,e from Dijon and Macon, In Burgundy, where they are fed on vine leaves, and the parks, as the local snail farms are called, open their gates In the month •of August, when the little creatures .bestir themselves actively. — Chicago .News. AN ANCIENT BIBLE. 1.1 'Valuable Manuscript Treasured the Cottonian Library. In the Cottonian library in England :ls an old manuscript copy of a part of the Bible In Latin. This was used at the coronation of English sovereigns -300 years before the "stone of destiny" was brought from Scone to Westminster by Edward I. In other words, the use of this Bible for the purpose In question dated back to the year 1000. The Bible la a quarto of 217 leaves, containing the four gospels, and seems from the style of the writing and Illuminations, which are very beautiful, to have been made about the end of the ninth century. The Testament escaped destruction 3n the fire at Ashburnham House lu 1731, of which It bears evidence on Its crumpled leaves and ruined margins. "There Is some evidence that the son. •of Edward the Elder, Athelstan the ^Glorious, who was king of the west .Saxons from 925 to 940, owned this Bible and presented It to the church -of Dover—Philadelphia Record. Would Choose Hi* Company. In the west, some twenty years ago, "there lived a good man who gave up a part of his time to teaching the In-, •'Jlans the Christian faith. On one of hla trips he stopped at the ranch of a well to do and very religious Swede .and requested a night's lodging. The Swede thought a great deal of the missionary and disliked to offend him, but he also disliked extremely having a pack of dirty, greasy Indians hanging about his place, so, after much hemming and hawing, he stated his objections. "But these Indians are Christians, my good brother, and If you can't abide with them for a single night here on earth how do you expect to dwell In heaven with them through all eternity?" Inquired the Indignant missionary. The Swede was perplexed, but, after thoughtfully scratching his head a moment, he said, "The Bible says that in my fathers house are many mansions, an' I t'ank I haf a separate house."— Llpplncott's Magazine. William Morris In Court. In one of the London police courts over which Mr. Newton presided—the Thames, I think — Morris protested against the magistrate's sentence on his comrade and called out "Shame!" in court and, bein^ roughly hustled by the police, resisted them and was Instantly arrested and placed in the dock. The magistrate, In entire Ignorance of th(! Identity of the unusual looking prisoner, asked Morris who ho was, and lie replied, ''I am William Morris, artist and poet; pretty well known throughout Europe, I believe." This had the efl'eet of bringing about his Immediate release, but Morris said afterward that It was the only time ho had hud to bounce about himself, and he would never do It again.—Walter Crane's Reminiscences. Didn't Matter Much. : "Would Be I'asseiurer lout of breath from ru/mingi—When does tin; half j past n train leave'.' j Porter-- Five thirty. I pjissenx'T—Well, the church clock Is; tu'ent v -e\ en minutes IM^I. the post- oillee vlnck N I wen! \ five minute-; past, mid your i lock is thiriy tsvn minutes. ' No\V. \\hii ! l elni-U Mil! I l-i i-" b> '.' ; Porter- V'T eim L'O by ;'ii.v eloek yer like, but ycr <-:m I i'o h.\ thu iraiii, for It'ti g'.»itv- London Sciv.ps. ; • i Ths Censor. | "iKx^s your \v i!'e :is>ist you In your work?" queried the Imr.si; reporter. "I Bee her at your de>k often." ''Yes," replied the self confessed hn- • mori.st. "She de.stroxs all n:y wlt'« and tnother-jii-law jokes." riilcay) News. The Case Altered. ' In FrfeuCft th'-y c:iM LTHV hair "a little dusr tn.ni the I'.ad of !if.-." which Is certainly \>-ry priei-.-al. I'.nt when you find "a little d':-t truin ;he road of life" in y.Hir hui'er the jc/ctry \ an- lahe.-> lit oil' e. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lip« of Gov. J. N, Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard and driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked with peerless 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 atid rarer scrta grows in profusion, and withal are the lovely homes set 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 Covitia is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of lesser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covitia 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 Covitia for more than a casual glauce 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 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 (lowering 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 groves. Covina was incorporated as a city in I'.'Ol, 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 uew 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. lu 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 Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist dcsominations arc both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had'outfjrown 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 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. KI,DORADO RANCH J'ropiM ty .of .1. II. Adams In few communities, even in Soiitheiii California, can there: be found .1 people more- u ni y i sa lly i m bued with c; vie pride thii ij are the cit i/e-iis ot ('ovi na. The C.ovi na Home Telephone < .omp.i n y oe- ctipiei it.-> own buildmj.; ai.d f urili.ilie-> a complete arid etfte.ie/it service. Sn b.-,ci i Oci ••. have the u-.e uf over n<Al phon< .->, including free connection.-, with the lown.t of A/U-..I, ' • lendoi'.i, Si.cn l>ima-i, ' harler < ).ik. Irwindale and I'lie me. The (!oviii.i < i.i^ '.'ompan y, al.io a lot a ! in-.i i! ulion, I urn i -.be -. ;;a . for do Hi fuel and illumination. The Sa " i..ibricl I,i,.;ht and I'ov.er (Company fnriii-.hi-.-i li;;hl for l..,v;n,i private home-, and street-., whir h are well lighted by a complete -.yMem < I i ic .1 nde-.< e n t lij;nt->. '1 In ( oviii.i Land and Water Co in pan y, controlled by H. I 1 ',. Hunting ton, turiii - l:e-. in-: i it y with a pni e w.Mei :-.nppl y under excellent (j re.-,-, lire. We have t wo national and two -,a vi n;; -. ha nk .. < >ur -.toe >> ai e of hi;; h oidi r and all leading line-, of bu-rin<:»i are represented, 'i he- Vendome i.-. a In .-.I cla-.i country hotel. Our club* are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon <.|id», a ladie-, 1 literary, federated or^a ni/.alion, owning a handsome clubhouse on the lori.er <,f Citrus avenue and Ceritci .-.treet; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; the Aniphiou, a musical orj;ani/.a t iou; and the Coviria Country CluJi, equipped with a suitable and charmiuj/ building 1 the San l.al/iiel Valley- Auto Club with its sixty seven autos make fr«'juent delightful ruinovv-r tin- fine road ways; and the Covina Valley Farmer.-, <Jub, devoted to horticultural and public interests. Covina ha-, al.v. it-, full ijiiota of fraternal or^ani/.ation-v. Covina rank* as the !e idini; orange district of I, ,-, A d};c-le-. county. Kb-veu completely equipped packing house-, are rcrjuirerl to prepare for market the thou-ands of carlo,id-, of orange-. ,vhnh an slnp- pcd from this point >iniiiialiy to the e.i-.tern market.-,. In nnniia! -,hi pn.i nt .-. ( i.vina rank.i lir-.t in I,'/ 1 -. A nj,M:!.:.-> county a nil third in the /. or id. Tin: r.ii-.iutf >,'! limon-, i-. ai oa hading i nc'ii -.'r > . !',>• ~.i<\i"-. our i irrii.-, product -.. il--i iduou s tr^n' -, ai d bcrrie.-. of i-very kn.'J ;; re j/ro'/r n in a oui.':.i i,< e A v.< i'ii! t lira 1 pr vJU'.'.i <iu<j ^rciii.-. ,/ro-vo on lan'V-. ,-»oii t f. v, t;-.'. ol the cit> ,:\-.<j f o; in a j: .i«:i.-,^ -.-,uicc <A income. Northside Meat Market CHAS. A. SIMMONS, Prop. We carry nothing but the best. Prices Reasonable. All Meats Government Inspected. ORDERS SOLICITED AND DELIVERED. Shop juat 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, nc.ir the library. I can make blocks any size or shape. Either side tamp or face down machine. My motto, "A StJUAKE DEAL." I solicit your work at reasonable prices. Yours for business' D. E. STITES BLOCKS FoR SALE AT PANIC PRICES COVINA MEAT MARKET J. P. KENDALL, l»fop. Orders] taken and deliveries made daily. Orders lu town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home Phone 3ft FOR SALE GoodOrange Land Unimproved, near Covitia, also orange groves, 3, 5 and 10 acres, close in, on electric road, suitable for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina KERCKHOFR-CUZNER Mill and Lumber Ca Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. Shopping in lios Angeles? TAKE LUNCHEON AT COULTEfe'S CAPE You will find it very conveniently located, lirht-claHH hi every rcupect, with u la carte service at modest prlcen, Coulter Dry Goods Csmpany llroadway, Uetween Second and Third, I V OB W. 1 4 . O A. Warner J. C. Thompson fflfflTIIS, WARNER & THOMPSON Esteito Orange Groves, Walnut Ore hards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands 1 Ionic I'hone l<i>'.'> Branch otlice, lialdwin I'.nk COV/NA, CAL. . E. Dudde^retr J'lojn ietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES

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