Covina Argus from Covina, California on April 4, 1908 · Page 3
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'COOLED THE ADMIRAL An Arttwer For Which the High Official W«« Unprepared. • Going Into a port wlicr« tho water Was very deep—Hio Janeiro, 1 Ix'linve— relates Captain A. T. Mahtin, the- chain cables "got away," as the expression Is, control was lost, and shackle uftor Bliackle tore out of the hawse, holes, leaping and thumping, rattling and roaring. The admiral \vns v on deck at tho moment, and when the chain had been at last stopped and secured h? said to the captain: ''Alfred, send for the young man In chargo of tho-=e chains and give him a good setting down. Ask him what ho menus by letting sturh things happen." The officer was .sent for. and HOOII hi* questioning blue eyes appeared over the bAtcb coaming. Alfred was a mild person and clearly did not like h.is jo'v He could not have come up to the admiral's standard. The latter saw It and Intervened: "Perhaps yon had better leave it to me. I'll settle him." Fixing his eyes on the offender, he Bald sternly: "What do yon mean by this, sir? Why In blazes did you not etop that chain?" The culprit, looking quietly at him, replied simply, "How In blazes could I?" This was a shift of wind for which the admiral was unprepared. lie was taken flat back. After a moment's hesitation he turned to the captain and said meekly, yet with evident consciousness of a checkmate: "That's true, Alfred. How the blazes could he?" OBSERVANCE OF EASTER. Discrepancy In Computing the Date Not Corrected Until 1752. The observance of Enster dates Imck to about tho year 08. at which time there wns much contention among the eastern and western churcl'ies as to •what dny the festival should be observed. It was finally ordained, ut the council of Nice In the year 3Ui3 that it must be "observed throughout the Christian world on the same day. This decision settled that Easter should be kept upon the Sunday first after the fourteenth day of the first Jewish month, but no general conclusion wns arrived at ns to the cycle by which the festival wns to be regulated, and eome churches adopted one rule anW some another. This diversity of usage was put an end to, and the Roman rule making Easter the first Sunday after the fourteenth day of the calendar moon was established In England In 600. After nine centuries n discrepancy in the keeping of Easter wa» canned by the authorities of the English church dccllinng to adopt the reformation of the Gregorian calendar in 1582. The difference was settled in 1752 by the adoption of the rule which makes Easter 'day always .the flrst Sunday after the full moon which appears on or next after the twenty-first day of March. If the full moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Is the Sunday after. Queer Names. "We Chinese," said the law student, "give our children queer names. Onr girls, for Instance, are not called Mabel, Jenny or Matilda, but Cloudy Moon, Celestial Ha; piuess, Spring Peach or Casket of Perfumes. "Onr boys get less delicious names. Boys are made for work" and wisdom rather than for dancing and pleasure, aud their names show this, O.H Practical Industry, Ancestral Knowledge, Complete Virtue, Ancestral Piety, Discreet Valor, "To our slaves we give still another set of names. Yes, those dear, pathetic little slaves of ours, some girls, some boys, who do a hundred various little tanks about the house, these lowly creatures have names like Not Kor Me, Joy to Serve, Your Happiness and Humble Devotion." -- Cincinnati En- ouirer. Sitting on a High Hat. "If I wore to offer to wager that I could sit squarely on my silk hat without crushing It, you would take me up, I suppose," said a clubman to a fellow member. "Well, you would lose," he continued. "A good silk hat should support the weight of a mini sny 140 pounds without yielding, providing the weight Is applied gradually and carefully. The way to do It Is to place tho Lat on a smooth, strongly supported surface, crown downward, and lay a board across tho rim, In tho hollo\v. Ou this sent yourself steadily and slowly, and you will find the hat does not yield. Of course, a hat that has once been l>cut or broken will not do. Nor is the rule invariable. It applies only to good hats. Have I over tried it? Yes, I have, but not on my own hat."—Philadelphia Record. Eating Onions. Persons with dropsical tendencies should eat nniiifi-i frequently. This simple cure h:i* proved effective in many cases. In our instance the pu- tient had bocn gjven up by several physicians and only tried tho onions to please a friend. Shu was completely restored to health and. though that wua five yours ago. has never had a return of the trouble. She ate the onions just UH she would an apple, taking a great many during the day.— Exchuuge. Where He Gets His Order*. "My friend .links .says he can't catch up with his orders." "Is ho a manufacturer';" "Ou, no; just a married mun with five grown daughter*."- i-oiiUvllle Courier Journal. livery one ought to measure by hi* own prop«r foat gad florae*. „». COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" E above \\ere the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J* N. Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set ttt its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel VAUey. •Every boulevard anci driveway for miles in every direction is flanked 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, ornamentnl vegetation of the common and rarer scrts 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 Covina is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of lesser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madrc range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles comity for bear.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 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. XBIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVIN\ 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 labois in the cultivation of our groves. Covina was incorporated as a city in 1901, a,nd 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 eai«t 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 wiles of the finest orange groves. The public schools of Covina are the pride of the peoplo and 1 the buildings are constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they are up-to-date. Our high-school certificates are accepted in the leading college* and .universities, East and West. Grammanschool 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 arc well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which* had outgrown 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. KLIJOKADJ KANCIf Property of J. II. Adam* In few communities, even in Southern California, can there be found a people more universally imlmed with C'vio pridi: Ulan arc ihu ciliy.eii!> of Coviria. The I'oviiiii HOIIH- THi-phonc Company oc- cujjie* iu own building and fwri'iahi:s a complete and L-l'licieiit her vice. Suhnciiberh have the use of over 800 phonos, including frt-i- connections with the towns of A/u»a, < iKiuloi.i, San Uhnuu, Charter Ojk, Irwiudale and Pueiu«. The Coviria <;.,» Company, albo a local iiiHiitutiou, hirnUhes ga« for both fuel and illumination. The Han (labriel Light and Power Company furnintn^ light for Covina priv.'tti: homes and streets, which arc well lighted by a complete; Kyhtem of iix:audc.-,i;<:iil light**. The Coviua Land and Watt;r Company, controlled by II. K. Huutington, furnihhen the city with a pure water supply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two t>aving» b;inkh. Our btorcn arc of high order and all leading lines of business are represented. The Vcudome i* a tirht-cla»H country hotel. Our clubs, are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a Udic*' literary, federated organization, owning a handbomi: club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gcntleman'i* literary club; the Amphion, * musical organization; arirj the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable and charming building; tVn: San Gabriel Valley Auto Club with its sixty-seven autos make -frequent delightful runs over the fine ro;trtway»; and the Covina Valley Farmer*' Club, devoted to horticultural and public tnterckU. Cuviria has also its full tjuota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks as the leading orange district of Lou Angeles county. Klevcri completely <-.<juipj>ed packing houses are required to prepare- for market the thousand* of carload* of oranges which are shipped from this point annually to ihe eastern market*. In annual shipment* Coviri<t ranks tirst irt Los Angele* county and third in the world. The raising of lemons is also a leading industry. Beside* our citrus products, deciduous fruits zu d berries of every kind are grown in abundance. Agricultural products and grain* grown on land»southwei»t of the city also form a leading *ourc« of income. Boradent Tooth Paste differs from all others. It contains no grit or suhst-.ince that will injure the enamel of the teeth and positively neutralizes all acid secretions of the mouth. Alkaline — antiseptic —beneficial. At til JmitMt. IS em<> Tr»y Pkirmul C**»»r Financial Representative Wanted. A Los Angeles Corporation pursue ing an exceedingly safe and profitable b(Ksiue»s, i.Ksires a local representative of standing and ability to net as its representative in securing subscriptions for its capital stock, payable at otic time or in monthly payments. Not onlv will liberal commissions be paid, but successful men will .soon secure salaried positions. Address or call upon • IlKNKY M. McltoNAIJ), Pros. 100 Security Huilding,I.us Angeles,Cat. Kor your properly, real estate and business chances, anything salable. Someone, somewhere wants it at yonr price. \Ve have the buyer or can quickly ttud him. \Ve also want to hear from inventors. We can help them market their valuable, practical Write us today UiS ANUKlvlCS INVENTION AND INVKSTMKNT CO. 451-2 Pacific Klectric Hldg., Dcpt. C., I Los Angeles FOR Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange proves, 3, 5 and 10 notes, close in, on electric road, suitable for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina Barn Phone 240 Res. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and Gentle Horses, Careful Drivers Stylish Rigs W. Badillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, KERCKHOFE-CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CA.L. J. W. KLEERER Proprietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES I Home Phono .W. POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY if yon want tin: iliCHT WOKK at the MOST KKASONAHLK PKJCICH tfivc IIH a trial. TWKNTY YKAKS 1 experience has taiiKht IIH the CHKAPKHT and JJKHT way to do your laundry. With firnt-clanH equipment our work and our method)* an: Hiinitury and up-to-date. Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or phone him arid the wugon will call anywhitrc in Covinu or vicinity. I.OKBKKK 11KOH W. I,. <;riimhn A. Warner (.RlfflTliS, WARNER & THOMPSON Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home Phone IJouch Ofiicc Baldwin Park COVINA, CAL.

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