Covina Argus from Covina, California on March 21, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, March 21, 1908
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DEMONSTRATION TO CLUJTLADIES Wireless Phones Exhibited and Operated Before Club. The program of tbe Monday Afternoon Club was devoted to Germany, Mrs. C. F. Clapp, presiding. Miss Hawes gave a most enjoyable account of German manners and customs and is well qualified to speak tbereon, having been herself a student in a German university. She spoke first of the German "new «voman" as being on a very high iplane of culture and education. Among other points she discussed the love of music in Germany, where Wagner ia whistled on tbe streets, •the German meals, which are "many rather than Buch," contrary to accented notions, and indeed her address was full of interest and also a lesson in well-choeen, olearJy-articu- Jated and well-pronounced English. The students of Miss Hawes' German class at the high school sang several pretty German folk songs in •costume, and Walter Ascbenbreuuer sang a popular love song in tbe original German. Miss Evelyn Fletcher also sang a pretty vocal solo. The program ended with the singing of tbe national anthem iu German .and English. Preceding the pvogram a representative of tbe Collins Wireless Telephone Company gave an interesting demonstration, which took place ;at first under difficulties, as the instruments were so close and tbe room •walls so thiu that the conversation -could be heard all over the ball. .However, upon moving one of the instruments onto the lawn, the demonstration proved entirely satisfactory. .He said in part: Tiadies—It is with great pleasure thflt I come before you today to demonstrate and explain the Collins wireless telephone, one of the moat marvelous and commercially important inventions of the age. First I will speak briefly of tbe in- •ventor, Mr. Archie Frederick Col- .lius, a man who is not unknown in •the electrical world. For years Mr. •Collins has been a contributor to magazines and particularly tbe •"Scientific American" a magazine jthat is world famous. For years Mr. CoJlins has interested himself in wireless telegraphy acd telephony. Upon these subjects Mr. Collins' books are standards and •are in most leading libraries iu the world. The patent for this telephone was ,-obtained through Messrs. Munn & Co. who own tbe Scientific American, and is considered one of the strongest that bus been issued since Bell was granted his in 1876. Mr. Collins has spent many years in perfecting bis invention, with the result that there are instruments in practical use today transmitting and re• ceiviug articulate speech from a distance of tweuty to thirty miles. There is no doubt as to the position wireless telephones will occupy. They will be used on tbe'ocean as tbe telephone is used on laud. •Governments will use it for their armies, forts and ships. Islands ami harbors will use it to connect with the rest of the world. Every craft that sails the ocean must adopt it and at much IWHS expense than wireless telegraph as it does not require .an expert to operate it. Kailroads will flnii it the greatest improvement in running their trains that has been devised. Isolated mining camps will be brought in touch with the world without tho expensive equipment necessary in telegraphy. This wireless telephone may be said to combine the principles of the Bell telephone, and Marconi wireless telegraph, but will be able to nc •complish things that are impossible with either, because it is able to transmit spoken words between two points either stationary or moveable without any artificial connection. \Virelen8 telegraphy is a lon« distance system but at close range SH alow and expensive. Also the messages must bo taken in code and consequently require an experienced operator. The wireless telephone openitea iiintantuneously and with abbolute certainty. 1 might buy volumes regarding the earning power of ihia company. Tbe first year's orders for the wireless telephone service from tbe countlf-sa steamers, ferry boats, tug boats, uiines and rural districts and others who are without service of any kind, would easily amount to enough to |;ay <-ff the capital stock in a sb'-rt time. Tbe bell Telt-| bone f'c.mpany'H uew orders daily run into the tboug- amis. Ihe telephones 'A ill he rented atiil not hi.Id .-.utrijilit, ;n h K.anner similar to Hit po-i-fiit (Ian t,l tele COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" 'E, above were the words which fell from the lips of Oov. J. N. (Jillett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more titting- could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed Sat) Gabriel Valloy. Every boulevard ana driveway for miles in 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. Along-these firm, oiled driveways, vegetation of the common and rarer sorts 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 Coviua is the majestic peak of Sail 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. Covina has no rival iu Los Angeles county for beav.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 incuring- at'iy tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about hint. Many thing's he will treasure iu memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. OP COVINA To the homeseeker 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 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 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 building* are constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they are up-to-date. Our high-school certificates are accepted in .Ahe 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 accommo.- date their respective congregations, which hacTou thrown 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. KLDOKAI") J RANCH Property of J. If. Adams In f«!w communities, even in Southern California, can th(:'<: be found a people more universally imbued with civic ^ridi- than .re the citizen* ni Covina. The I .vina Home Telephone Company occupies its own building aim iuruiai!<;.i a complete and cllicient service. Subr>cri ber>> have the use of over KOO phone*, including free conncctii.ii).-> with the towns of A/u.->a, (jleiuior .1, San iJimah, Charter Oak, Irwiflale and Piitiiite. Tin: Covina Gas Company, aluo a institution, lurrii->he-> gan fur both fuel and illumination. The San (iabricl Light and Power Company furnishes light tor Covina private homes and street-,, which arc well lighted by'a complete system of incandescent lights. The Covina Land arid Water Company, controlled by H. lv iluntington, furnishes the cit y with a pure water Hiipply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two savings bank-,. Our stores are of high order and all leading lines of business* are represented. The Vendome in ;i lust-clash country hotel. Our clubs are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladies,' literary, federated organization, owning a handsome club-house on 'tie corner of Citrus avenue arid Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; the Amphioni a musical organization; ami the Covina Country CUib, equipped with a suitable, and charming building; the San Gabriel Vulley Auto Club with its sixty-seven autos make .frequent delightful run-> over the tint roadway**; and the Covina Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horticultural and public interests. Covina has also its /nil quota <A fraternal organizations. Covina. ranks ;»•» the ietding orange district of L <•> Angeles county. Kleven completely equipped packing house-* are required to prepare for market the thousand.^ <il carload-, of or.i iij;e n whit t, art. ^rii|»- pcd fr>jrn this point annu,1';]^ to the ej-»tt:rr. markets. In annual »hi p:n<-nth (.ov in<i r;uik-. first in l.o.s A 11 j.,'e I <.•-s county .intl tmrd in trie v. orld '1 nc raising of lern< n-> i~, ;i I-.o .1 leading iiidu.-.lry. J!< -.ides our cit ru.s pfod-.i..t •>. do.nliio'i s f i ui' -> .11 <! <>t rr ie-. <,\ e v-f) kind .ire j.' ro v, u in a 1,1, n<l.i m <•. A(< ii< t' 1 .) lit ,i\ \tf i iucl •> .ind r ; !'•; i n v ,; r -t •', <i on ia M ii -, i\. 11. .-, e -.; of tin: ci t j ,il -.o f of in ii i'-aC] uj/ v/ur cc o J li.'.oiiie. Boradent Tooth Paste diflers from all others. ft contains no grit or substance that will injure the enamel of the teeth and positively neutralizes all acid secretions of the mouth. Alkaline—antiseptic —beneficial. Al •• fruiMl. Tret VETERIiNARY SURGEON DR. R. J. RAMAGE Honor (Jraduatc, Toronto College TKRATS ALL ANIMALS 8.11 So. Los Anjjrles St., next to Alex- nnilria Stables. LOS ANGKLKS Office Phone Home R M~>1, Res. Phone Main 51f>2. (.'alia by telephone or let, tor day or night carefully attended to- Charges moderate. CASH For your property, real estate and business chances, anything- .salable. Someone, somewhere wants it at your price. We have the buyer or can quickly find him. We also want to hear from inventors. We can help them market their valuable, practical Write us today. LOS ANGKLE8 INVENTION AND INVESTMENT CO. 451-2 Pacific Electric Hldg-., Dept. C., Los Ang-eles FOR SALB Good Orange Land Unimproved, ttoar Covina, also orange proves, 3, 5 and 10 acres, close in, on electric road, suitable for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina Barn Phone 240 Res. Phone 108 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and Gentle Horses, Careful Drivers Stylish Rig-s " W. Badillo St., on the new electric line, COVINA, KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co* Phones: Home 14H; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. F\ E. Proprietor of the. COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home Phone 30. (-ovinu, Cul. POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY Jf you want the HKHT VV'OKK atllu: MOST KKASONAMLK PKICF^ give UH a trial. TWKNTY YICAKH' experience lian taught UH the CHKAPKST and I1KST way to do your laundry. With firHt-cliiHH equipment our worli and our methods are sanitary and up-t(j-date, Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or phone him ami the wagon will call anywhere in Covina or vicinity, LOKHFj'iK MHOS W. L. A. Warner J. i . 'i'lj. dfflffiS, WARNER & THOMPSON Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents K. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home Phone I'/i-.'j I'll,ii.i 'n l>tl,ii jifild'.vin J'aik C« A'IKA, ( ,\L

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