Covina Argus from Covina, California on March 14, 1908 · Page 7
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TRV THE s COVINA FURNITURE GO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .fURMTIM Of FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTKR, Manager Pooley's (ovifid Nurseries Choice feriiA and potted plants, roses, carnations antl oilier ornamental trne» in season. Hales yard, curner of First street and Han Ilernardino Road. PARISIANS ENJOY DISPLAY Live Life in the Open Amid Beautiful Surroundings. ! Perhaps, the moving force in Parisian life may be well expressed in the clause, "To. see and to be seen." Certainly the visitor is so impressed and such a motive explains moat of the conditions and the customs of the city. • It, has made Paris, so far as man's handiwork is concerned, by far the "city beautiful" of the world. In •peoial contrast with London and with almost all the principal European cities it is delightfully open and airy. Besides the great number of parks, every little way there are '"places," open squares or circles, from which broad streets radiate, while wide, tree-lined boulevards encircle the city and cross it in every direction. Instead of mere utilitarian masses of brick, the Parisian fans lined these streets with .public buildings and business houses of architectural beauty, always harmonious and impressive, even though one may feel that some of them are classicly cold. Every "place" has a triumphal arch or national monument in it and the parks and gardens contain hundreds of statues. This consciousness of being looked at has affected th« dress of the city no more than that of the citizens. Even a mere man can scarcely walk down the Avenue de 1'Opera without stopping to gaze at the marvelous creations in the windows. Yet he need not look there for them. He could not take a snap shot anywhere on the boulevards a pleasant afternoon without getting a perfect negative for a fashion plate. It is not only the costumes of the VTbh -which impress one so strikingly. They may be duplicated in every great city, for do pot Worth & Co. niake them all? But agaifi and again one marvels at the neatness, the perfect taste, and the charming effects in the millinery and the gowns of the working classes. One shudders at the frowsy hair, the filthy, sack-like dresses of Glasgow or Manchester factory girls. He smiles at the quaint but baggy and tasteless Dutch costumes. But before the shop girls of Paris he bows in nnmingled admiration. Her garments are simple, plain, but there is never a soiled spot nor a frayed edge, never a clash of colors, but somehow in all, an enchanting symmetry and harmony. How she does it only a Frenchwoman can tell for they are said to practice a rigid economy unknown among other people. Of course when one speaks of Parisians he means the woman of Paris, for man is there u very secondary person. Yet he can not escape this general dress sense of the race. The Englishman is said to be the best dresser in the world. He does wear immaculate silk hats on all occasions, shave every morning and keep well shined boots. But between these two extremes of his person, the average business man is sadly baggy and misshapen. But the Frenchman, though sometimes a fop and dandy, and though not assuming the dignity of tile and frock so often, invariably is carefully sponged and pressed, and on the averagu presents a more fashionable appearance. Possibly from this same desire for exhibition arises the French love of out door life. For they do not shut themselves up in stuffy houses aa we fcave to do in the bad climate of Southern California. Even in the cold, damp, raw days of November and Decembei when the sun may not ehine for a week or two, if not actually raining, the boulevards will be thronged with auton and carriage! while the parks will be filled with children, their nurses and mothers. The rivalry of the boulevard parade has resulted in the gayest, most reckless rush of life to be seen anywheie. In London there are thoroughfares packed mure densely hut nothing moves faster than a walk. Like conditions obtain in tbe narrow alley-like'streetH of must European cities. But the open "planca" and the broad avenues of I'arih give room for speeding so nothiug takes a pact: Blower than a trot or a gallop. Th* poor cab horse Lab uov- to serve Kv the meter ami the most fominon bound in ctiUra! Parit> io the tierce crack of the cabbie's whip. No wonder the automobile first appeared in Paris and reaches its highest perfection there. Nothing else can keep pace. And who can number them? We have seen them rushing along the Champs Elysees at the rate of a hundred per minute and thirty miles per hour, a stream that every afternoon flowed ceaselessly for hours. The ills of the pedestrian who must cross such a torrent are manifold. The way always seems open to the middle of the hundred foot avenue. There he is baited between two rows of madly careening autos rushing silently, grimly on, for no chauffeur evei troubles to honk a warning at a mere man on foot. If. be dodges either way through the motors it is only to plunge into a double procession of galloping cabs whose drivers yell in stentorian tones but make no effort to check up or to turn aside. Paris is indeed a fast place. The most tpyical institution evolved by this seeing and seen life, the distinctive feature of Paris, is the cafe. They occupy all the chief corners and the most frequented portions of the boulevards. No one seems to have a home in Paris. • He livesat a cafe. Not the quiet English inn with a secluded room for each party. The typical cafe is enclosed only by glass walls while awnings project twenty feet over the sidewalk. The entire space is filled with small tables and chairs. Here in the open air, with an ever changing panorama of picturesque life flowing past, one gets his cup of coffee, or wine, or beer, chatters with his friends, talks politics, leads the papers, writes letters,—lives—seeing and being seen. COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made daily. Orders 5r town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home Phone 36 Patrick: H. Tally Cement Pipe flanufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates furnished.—All work guaranteed. Agent for KANSAS CEMENT Large or small quantities. Yards, Azusa Avenue, just north of San Bernardino Road Telephone, Home 3249 Postofficc Address, Covina J. N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike and best manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. Wo. also carry a line of Wealth in the Hill Lands Near Covina. Will Grow Rapidly in Value. Last week the Argus referred to the rapidly developing and increasing laud values around Covina. That the bill lauds between Covina and Puente and Pomona will become more valuable than even the valley or level land seems a nearby proposition. To a student of nature's lessons these hills present many wonderful features. Because of the location of the rich soil op top of them and the luxurious growth of grasses and on many of the hills wild walnuts, which in the dry summer show a luxurious growth, even surpassing the fruit trees, including walnuts, on the irrigated level land, these teach a nature lesson; that these hills will produce even without water a growth valuable to man; that these hills are full of water and that the formation of the earth constituting these bills is like a funnel with the little end up. Especially is this formation true of the bills on the Rigging farm and ranch. Around the roots of many of those hills water oozes out- at all times of the year. On the Chapman as well as the Riggins ranch there are tunnels rnn into these hills a short distance and water flows freely, and there is a well 100 feet deep on the Rigging ranch which stands at the dryest times within three feet of the surface. That there is oil in these hills there is no doubt, and that they would be the finest vine- yarda in the world is without a doubt and there are many people living in Covina today who will see the most valuable vineyards in tho world on these hills and Covina will pay from $'200 to 1500 an aore at no distant day for gome of tljese hills for a park and ought therefore to lose no time to securn some of these hills at once for such a purpose. ---Adv. Best Healer in the World. Rev. F. fitarbird of East Raymond Maine, says; "I have used JUickien's Arnica Salve for several years, on my old army wound, and other obstinate sores, and find it the best healer in. the world. luseit too with tfreat success in my veterinary' business." Price 25c Clapp's drug store. Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, and if you are thinking of purchasing a vehicle os any kind we invite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over. We will guarantee you a square deal and save you a few dollars besides. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Loa Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the East without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '4'), and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. 13. SC1IENCK, Agent. Covina Home photic 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home photic <>1; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific LOB Angeles Olllcc, <>0() S. Spring 81., corner Sixth Have yoa tried one of day dinners at the Hotel those Sun- Vendome? Notice of Annual Meeting- that Notice is hereby given that the animal iiu-etiiig of the Covina Mutual Building and Loan Association. will bi: held at the oiiice of the Association, IJadill'/ St., Covina, at the hour of 7:3n \> m., Monday, March 22m!, 1'iOw, for thi: [jurpose of electing hoard of directors (if tht: Covina Mutual Jluildin r ; ami Loan Association to serve f >r ensiling year, and for the transaction "f *U''n other bus! IK-H.-, a» may be brought brfor-: the meeting. J. H. MATTHKW.S, Secretary. Tulare County Lands are selling more rapidly than at any time in the history of the state. Why? Because the land is fine, the water pure and climate conditions unexcelled for the growing of fruits, vegetables and alfalfa. Tulare County raises the cleanest oranges and the earliest. Though young in development about 3000 cars of oranges will be shipped this season. The grape industry is one of the surest in- vestments of all, and peaches, apricots, prunes, figs, olives and all small fruits grow to perfection. We have sold over WO acres of. * • this land in the past two weeks. This shows how it is going. We have for this week one exceptional bargain. 100 acres only 3 miles from a good town, directly on the rai.l.r.oa/1. Fine soil, nu hard pan nor alkali, for only $25 an Acre W<; have seen these lands and can tell you their (jualities, or come and go up there with us and see for yourself. Phone 5008 J. H. MATTHEWS COVINA, CAL.

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