Covina Argus from Covina, California on February 29, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, February 29, 1908
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Ktl»T WITHIN BOUNDS, '•f -T, - --.Young People In Virginia In Chief Justice Marshall's Day. In nn old biography of Chief Justice Mnrshall there Is an anecdote which gives a s'.pnificunt hint of the discipline to which young people were subject in that earlier day. Several of the groat jurist's nieces TVere lu the habit of visiting him, nnd .as they were young and attractive the house became a rendezvous for the leading young men of the city during iho afternoons. Judge Marshall's black major domo, old Uncle Joseph, 'told a . tl.rrht rein upon these visitors. Every it;y at 4 o'clock he would appear fit flic door of the drawing room in spot- I'j.s livery and with a profound bow jv'.".'. I'.1 announce: '"Lju'.les. his honor the chief justice 'hiss retired to his room to prepare for •dinner. "Gentlemen, dinner will be served nt :half p.iKt -I o'clock. It is now 4. His honor will be pleased If you will re- rmnin. and covers have been laid for .you at the table. If you cannot re- imnlu, will yon permit the young ladles •.to retire to prepare for the meal?" The gentlemen usually took their leave, and the ladles retired in an 111 Jininor, but any remonstrance with Josseph was only answered by: "It is the rule of the house. Young folks must "be kept within bounds." In Virginia houses of the better class, •notwithstanding their alsnost boundless hospitality, the calls of young men 'In that day were strictly held within limit. No one was received as a visitor to nn unmarried girl unless his antecedents nnd character were well knowu Jto her parents. GRAVITATION. The Mystery of This Wonderful Force In Mature. When plants are grown in receptacles fastened to the rim of a rapidly Devolving wheel, the shoots and leaves igrow toward the center and the roots away from the cente" of revolution. This Is remarkable as showing the influence of centrifugal motion upon growth. But the earth, any point iu whose .•surface at the equator pusses through ilfteen miles In one minute, has a ceu- "trlfugal motion so swift and so great •that It Is almost inconceivable. Why, then, reasoning on the basis of this "wheel experiment, do not trees and :plants grow in the directions they are urged by this centrifugal force—namely, with leaves and boughs toward the •earth's center and roots pointing to the *ky? The answer Is because there Is a .force called gravitation which overpowers the enormous centrifugal force And practically reverses it. Whether this overmastering force which we call :£ravltation "Is electrical or what It Is .no one has yet been able to discover. There can be no doubt that it Is the greatest force we know of. To unveil the mystery of It would'be 4o become masters of a power whose 'possibilities dazzle the human mind. Jt would simplify the problem of building, water and air navigation, projectiles and many other branches of mechanics. It would revolutionize present methods.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Electric Light Bulbs. It has been remarked that the effective life of Incandescent electric lamps Is much longer with clear than with ground glass bulbs. E. P. Hyde explains this fact as follows: A thin de- .poslt of carbon Is formed on the Interior surface of the bulbs, and this nbsorbs a certain .portion of the radiation from the filament. When the glass Is clear the light passes straight through, suffering a definite loss from the carbon film. When the glass Is frosted the light undergoes many reflections in the interior of the bulb from the innumerable facets, and at •each reflection It loses something on account of the obstructing film. The consequence is that the total amount of loss is much greater with ground glass than with clour glass. Mr. Hyde's experiments show that the filament lasts as long In tho one kind of bulb as In the other.—Youth's Companion. A Lost Art. A Richmond housekeeper had occasion many limes to employ a certain odd character of the town known as Aunt Cecilia Cromwell. The old woman liud not been seen In the vicinity of tho houso for a long time until recently, when the lady of the house salrl to her: "Good morning. Aunt Cocilla. Why aren't you washing nowsidiiysV" "It'»i did way, Miss Annie," refilled Aunt Cecilia indnltrfiitly. "I's been out o* wuhk so long dat now, when I can Wllhk, I finds I's lost inah tas'e fo' It." —Lipplncoit's. When It Rises. Teacher (of geography HUPS) —Name the largest city on th.; Ohio river. Bhaggy Haired 1'upil — Cincinnati, ma'am, but It ain't on the Ohio river only part of the time. Teacher—Indeed! Where i.s it tho rest of the time? Sharrury Haired I'upil-In it.—'Jhicago Tribune. Savage Reciprocity. Cannibal (jiu-eii • -\\vil, Kooilhy, dear. I'm goh.-g to my sewing meeting. Cannibal Kilig-What charitable u ork Is the inee'int: eriLMirc.i upon nov. V <'an- nibal nut-en We ar«- makintf hi^h necki-d dres.-es f.n ;he poor .sm-;..iy WOLUtI.1 of LuLnluli. I.uljU'jli Tit-T^a:. The Collins Wireless Telephone Company Incorporated Under the I,a\vs of the District of Columbia CAPITAL STOCK,.$1,000,000, DIVIDED INTO 1,000,000 SHARES, PAR VALUF: $1.00 EACH FuM Paid and Non-Assessable--No Bonds—No Preferred Stock Offloers President—A. C. JESSUP, Iron and Steel, New York and Pittsbtirjr Treasurer—D. J. O'BKIEN, President of the O'Brien Electric Light Co.. New York City Secretary—CHAS. B. WALTER, Western Union Telegraph Co., New York City. Scientific Director—A. FREDERICK COLLINS, New York. DIreotors A. C. JESSUP, Iron and Steel, Now York and Pittsbitrg 1 D. J. O'BRIEN, O'Brien Electric Light Company, New York. CHAS. B. WALTER, Western Union Telegraph Co., New York. HENRY CLAY KISH, Capitalist. New York. A. FREDERICK COLLINS,'Electrical Engineer. New York. OFFICES Factory, 74 Pine Street, New York City Machesney Building, Pittsburg, Pa. Land Title & Trust Building, Philadelphia, Pa. Home Office, Brunswick Bldg., New York City Journal Bldg., Boston, Mass. Citizens Natl. Bank Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. The Collins Wireless Telephone May Be Seen at Any of the Above Offices. Visitors Are Cordially Invited to Call and Witness a|Dcmonstration. Organization The Collins Wireless Telephone Company is chartered under the laws of the District o.f Columbia. It is capitalized at 81,000,000, divided into 1,000,000 shares, par value $1.00 each, full paid and non-assessable. The Compauv owns outright al! wireless telephone patents granted by the U. S. patent office to A. Frederick Collins, as well as any future discoveries that may be made by him covering Wireless Telephony. The low capitalization and par value of this, the PARENT COMPANY, was insisted upon by Mr. Collins, who controlled nud directed the organiznitou of the corporation. The Patent Situation After devoting seven years of time-to the subject, on • March 16, 1906, a patent was granted to A. Frederick Collins for Wireless Telephony. The patent was obtained by MESSRS. MUNN & CO., the celebrated patent attorneys of New York and proprietors of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, and is a broad one, coveting the fouudamoutal principles for transmitting and receiving articulate speech wihtout connecting wires. Heretofore the distance to which wireless telephone messages could be sent has been limited, since a sufficiently sensitive transmitter will only carry 25 volts and one-half amphere current. Mr. Collins' invention makes it .possible to use as high a voltage and as much current as may be desired. This is accomplished by what is known as the speaking ark, and the patent granted to him by the U. 8. patent office covers a source of current arc, a sound converter (either a telephone transimtter or a telephone receiver) and conductor terminals. THIS PATENT, THE NUMBER OF WHICH IS 814,942 ISjCON- SIDEREDBY TH E HIG BEST AUTHOR IT B IS ON PATENT LAW TO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED SINCE THE ONE GRANTED TO BELX, IN 1876, AND IT GIVES TO THE COLLINS WIRELESS TELEPHONE COMPANY, WHICH OWNS IT, AN ABSOLUTE MONOPOLY IN SO FAT* AS ITS USE IS CONCERNED, AND THE COMPANY HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT ANY INFRINGEMENT OF THE SAME WILL BE AT ONCE ENJOINED IN THE UNITED STATES COURTS. Field of Operations At the present time practically all the important ocean steamers of the world are equipped with wireless telegraphy, but the chief hindrance to the universal adoption of wireless telegraphy by the thousands of small craft, traversing tbo oceans of the globe lias been the expense of maintenance. In employing wireless telegraphy, tho distance may be easily bridged, but the messages must be sent in code, and this requires an experienced operator. Again, tho wireless telegraph is, first of all, a long distance system, just as tho land telegraph aud the cable are for long-distance transmission, but at close range it is slow and expensive, HUIOO experienced operators, at salaries of from 1000 to 11500 per year, would be necessary to translate tho messages. The wireless telephone, on the other hand, is a first-hand instrument and operates instantaneously and with greater certainty than any system of wireless telegraphy in use at present. In tho operation of the wireless telephone when spoken words are uttered into tho transmitter, air WHVOH are set up, oar.sing the diaphragm to vibrato, and thifi in mm varies the resistance of the transmitter. Tho current from a battery thus varied energizes an induction coil which produces alternating currents, and these are superposed upon a heavy current forming tho arc light. However foohln tho Bi.iporpn.sod current is, it varies tho resistance of tho arc and causes it to reproduce tho voice. At tho sumo timo, the main current passing through tho earth or other medium sends its energy to long distances, whcro it, is picked up by tho subtle receiver. Franchise Unnecessary As a result it has a broader Hold than tho telephone, telegraph or cable, particularly aw it; will do things they cannot do, viz., send messages from ship to ship and from ahorc to shore without tho use of wires, _ polos, franchises, operators or expensive equipment. It will ennblo ono to talk personally and gives the same result, on water that, in given by tbo telephone on land. It will also enable tho smaller vessels, such as yachts, tow-boats, ferry boats, otu., which have not been able to accept tbo wireless telegraph because of its great expense, to equip thoinsovles nt n moderate coat and enjoy the benefits of this great invention. In addition to the great practicability of wireless telephony for abort distance communications, as has been already narrated, it should be taken into consideration that the thousands of immense department stores, some of them 18 and 20 stories in* -.^eighth, with many different departments on each floor, scattered throughout the oities of the United States, will by virtue of wireless prorgeas anrl necessity for quick communication with the main ottlco, adopt a system of wirolosu telephony and will no doubt ft- bandon the present telephone system requiring switchboard and operators and other heavy expense. Largo factories, financial institutions and insurance compiitiicH occupying the entire space of mammoth buildings and the hundreds of great; hotels requiring switchboards and oporatnrH on ouch iloor, intiHt adopt ita UHO, all without, tho expenditure of ono penny for operators. Earnings A volume mitfht bo written about, tho [loHHiblo oarniriK power of tho company. A Hli»,'lit, idoa, Imwovor, may bo gained from tho fact that if tho company only ICIIHOH throo of il.H ohoapeat iiiHtrumontH por duy it would mean an inoorno of 19,''a por cent per annum on it.H oapital Hl.ook, while tho leasing of 10,000 iiiHtruniont.H p«r your would riioati an income equal to double tbo capital Htook in dividondH. rianagement Address All Communications and Make All Remittances to William A. Mears, Fiscal Agent for the Pacific Coast, Hawaii and the Philippines Phone A7I37, Suite 522-523-524 Citizens National BanK Building, Los Angeles, California J. H. MATTHEWS, Local Agent BOOKLET DKS11KIPTIVK OK TIIK WIKKLKSS TKI.KI'HONK SITUATION MAIl,Kl) KKKK ON APPLICATION When It is considered that the dally now orders for telephone norvico received by the Dell Telephone Company run into thousands, It, would be no exaggeration to estimate that tbo first year's orders for the Collins Wireless Tele- phono sorvioo from the oomiUous steamers, ferry bouts, tug boats and others now without, service of any kind should oaaily amount to sulllclunt to pay enormous dividends on thti capital stock inside of two or thrno years. There can bu no question about, tho businesN that, is waiting for the Collins Wirolons Telephone sorvico. At, tho present time tho company IH In receipt of orders to Install tho system on tho bontu of several of tho larRost, steamship companion operating out, of Now York, wliilo HOIIIO of tho loading railroads and transportation companies aro now In oorroHpoudonuo with Uio management, looking toward tbo immediate installation of tho Collins system on all their linns. Tho manaKOrs of tho great steamship, railway, and ferry companion roiili/o tho lifo and property Having value of tho CollhiH WiroloHH Tolophoiio, and whim it, IH con- sidtirod that its ponMiblo nustuiiio'rs iiumbor thousands, some idea of tho imrningH of tho company can bo Hocurod. Thoro aro now over iiH.OOO nwistorcd vtiHHol.s in tho Anuiricfin harbors alono, uuch niul ovory ono of which must, sooner or later bo equipped with wiroloHH Lnlpohouo Horvioo frnm, tho standpoint of safely as well an for commercial purposes. n I • Tho management of the Collins Wiroloea Telephone Company is in tho hands of responsible and reliable , business men who thoroughly investigated tho system, before becoming identified with it, hence a conservative biiHlnoas policy in the intnre^s of tbo stockholders la assured, It la believed th»t tho stock of tbo Collins Wireless Telephone Company olfers as grout if not it ctroator opportunity than that of tho Bell Telephone, whorolu nn original Investment of 1100 afterwards bconmo worth 1200,000. Shrewd Investors will npproolalt tho advantageous position thin copmany will hold, nnd It is oxpootod that the limited amount of stock that is to bo offered fur public Hiihnorlptioii will bo quickly absorbed. A public demonstration of the Telephone will be given on Saturday, afternoon and evening at the hall over the Covina Notional Bank, Covina, Cal. You are cordially invited to be present and talk over the telephone. Tho (IrHt. allounoiU of -JfiOOO NhuroH of Htook which was oll'orod at ono dollar por Hlutro ban nearly all boon takon, and tho prico of tho fitook will thoroforo bo advanced to two dolhii'N por Hbitro on and aftor noxt, WodnoHdiiy, Marnh nth, 1008. The Missing Link. A little buy in a no town wns f.'iven Uio Htunl by lii-i father to v,rite an ci-sa.v on "KditurH, " and hero in t be result : "J don't know how neuspapi rn c.orno to bo in thin world. I don't, think (iod duo*, for lie hairit,' ^nt, nothing to .say about them and editor^ in the. liiblo. I think the editor iu one of them missing links you read of, anrl stayed in the hinhos until alter the flood; and l.hen come <>';f, wroto tin: tiling up, and lian been here over Hirici). 1 don't think ho over dio'l. I never Haw ii dead one. (Ji;r paper in it mighty n 1 " 1 '! one, hut tho editor fjooa without under- (.•lothe.4 all winter and don't wear any socks and paw ain't |,aid din HiiLhcritit inn since the paper started. I afct paw if that waa why be had to niiek the juioo of snowballs in winter and no to bed in summer. Arid then paw took rno out into the, v,ood shed and licked me awful hard. It the t-i'iti r n/.'ikf-< a mistake Colics ^ay he ought to hf biiii^; rjiit. if the doc toi-s luiiko any mistake-^ he huriea tl.eiii eiii'l |,ei.(,le ilass.ent say rn.tii in^; bocaii-.e. tl.i- doctors caii read an') write Latin. V. hen the editor mak'-- a !jj|r.tuke there I- Ian-nits, s-A.'aiiiii.' arid a 1.1'- IM--I, t,ut. if the ilvr-.i makes one them in a funeral, out, ! Unworn and port'cc.t .silence. A doc i tor can us-o a word (i yard lonn with i nut him or anybody knov. iritf whul it. moan-,; but. if the editor u'-i-s one bo HUH to Hp(:ll it. If a doctor UOI-H to HOC another man'w wil'o ho charges for tho visit,; but if tho editor KOCS bo nets a charge of buckshot. When tbo doctor (.;ets drunk it, JH a rase of hoiiif{ ovoroomo by tho hoot, arid it ho dies if'H from hourt trouble; 'Alien I the editor KOI.H drunk it's it case of (too much boo/o and if ho dies it's ' tho jimjams. Any old college can ] miiko a diiotor; an editor han to be Iboru." -i'.x. i • The Oreen-flarshall Co. Pure Mixed I'alnts. nd their high ({rude varnishes will 1 K'ive .satisfaction, ovon to tho most skeptical j.ainter. Their mixed j'ainlH will stanrl thin coast climate lon«')r, o'Aintf to the fact, that the Cjrcon -.Marshall pure paint.-: are con, j,o.iei, ! of pure white lead, pore, o-.ide of xino, ground in /,ure linseed oil. I hone paint- and ciin be obt,iini-'l at the paint and paper More of Mr. <;. 11. Ki.tler. ! Notice. ! IN UK VACATION OK A PORTION OK Ii MJ||,I,0 AVKNUK, IN I COVIN'A lil)\\> MSTKIOT, COI.'N'l V 0V I.OS AN'fJI'XKH, | HTATI', Ol' 1 CAI>ll''(;l;.XiA. W. h. (;ril/!thn • A. Warner J. C. ThuiiipHoii GRIFFITHS, WARNER & THOMPSON Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands, Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents t. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home 1'lionr III'','! Itraneh oflu < , i'al'lwin I'.ul< i Notici) JM hereby j^ivcn Dial, a ; (iot itiuri, hinged by K. I,. Wol'arth •and 1 '.\ others. u.-kiii({ tor t he vacation an'l abaii'lonmr:rit of that portion of , liadillo a\'enue fi'orn !h.: v,<-il line of I Irillonbeck sli'eet to I he •.,,(•,( boim diiry lino of the 1'hillips had, an per map rocrirded in liook !l, pau'e 1, Miseellaucou."' Kei-or-iln of LOM Ali>.M:|r'H (.'oiinty, haid load bi-l'.ieon snirl poinlH iiinnint/ in :i (.'eneral carter ly an'l • y/O'ilerly din-el ion, han lier-n Hied with the IJoanl of Hii|iorvisoi r: of I,I,H ' Ani/cles (bounty, Califor riia, and that >.;iid (petition will be heaid by said l^'IhouU'^^"^';:,;!'" ^:z\ POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY '(.'alif.iri.ii.. on Tue.rlay, Ma.oh 17. A V^iVlV^i^^ 1. Vj X J-/Z VIVA L^J .VV^l^ll^lV A 1!J(H, at. 10 o'clock a.m. ot' ^iiid day. I n /"" "'•»»' i: "' I'-KS'l' WORK at the MOST KK, ASONA JJI,K liy or-ler of the Hoard of Super 1 , isr,n, i J'KICF.S ,;ive us ., in.-!. TWKNTV VKAKS' experience of I,,,:, Angeles flourity, Cal if or n in, j taught us the ( 11K A I'l ',ST anil JIKST w.: y to do your liuindry. made i e bi uar y '!, 1 ! !Mi h ! With fif -. t (.hi -.s eijui jirneiit our woi l< au'l our nn thodh ,n e :-,,i ni l,ir y ( ( i K I . *i j , ! i ti nd u [/ t o o'.i o-. ni'irir'^i/' 1 ;,','.';.; ^''r Leave Your Bundles at Rich's ,_ , . | . j _ \ \] \ 11.1 <hi i i ' .11 '>' I'bo LI: 11 mi .mil t In ,-,,: ( f 'on ,-, ill < .1! 1 .1 n > .vli. i e in ( o> i ii.t or v u.i nily. |je| ,<; (.I., k. :; i l.ouiiK.Kk HKOH,

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