Covina Argus from Covina, California on April 11, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, April 11, 1908
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Broking the Ntwt. The matrimonial failure of Put, t bartender in the center of the city, hn b«en common knowledge for some time, and it has nlso been no seoret that Pat really does not blame his wife for her impatience with his habits. Tat Is In dead psirtiest when he says that his wife really is too good for him and deserves a divorce, which the self abasing Pat would gladly grant her if It wasn't so expensive. The good faith of Pat in this respect was, however, never more forcibly illustrated than during the severe attack of pneumonia from which he has Just recovered. "Pat, the doctors say you arc very sick." said his wife during her visit to the hospital one day. "What do they really say? Yon can't hurt me by telling the truth," answered Pat. "Well, Pat. they say that you cannot live," whispered ilie wife, finally yielding to Pat's Insistent demand for the truth. "Don't you believe It. Doctors make a habit of holding out Lopes to the last," drawled Pat in his wearisome style. "They are only breaking the news to you j?ently. 1 am going to get well."—Philadelphia Record. Telltale Biblei. A dealer in secondhand books advertised the other day for old Bibles belonging to three families that have lately come Into prominence. "Do they want them as heirlooms?" asked a customer who had read the advertisement. "Not a bit of It," said the denier. "They want the Bibles because they contain a record of births; consequently they reveal ages—women's ages, presumably. Very often dealers in old books are asked to look up inconvenient documentary evidence of-that kind. Before days of aflluouce the family Bibles got lost in the shuffle of moving around. Nobody thought much about the loss then, but with the advent of prosperity the books could easily b«j- <;ome a source of mortification to many women if they happened to fall Into the hands of malicious persons; hence the frantic attempts to gather all such records into the family."—New York Post. He Robbed the Thief. From Cxenstochowa, the Mecca of Polish pilgrims, comes an amazing story of coincidences. A pilgrim went to one of the priests and complained that some thief had stolen his purse while he was in church and asked for money. The priest replied that he had no money and that the best tnlng for the pilgrim to do was to try to find the thlof. "I shall go Into the church and steal money from somebody else," said the pilgrim, "for 1 have nothing to go home with." He went Into the church and, seeing a man in the crowd with a wallet on his back, slipped his hand Into it and pulled out his own stolen purse, with the exact sum he had left in It. He was so glad to find his money that he hurried off to tell the priest, • and the thief got away.—Warsaw Cor. Pall Mall Gazette. Names of Dances. The position taken by the dancers gives the name to the "quadrille"— literal English for "a little square" In the French tongue. From the French we get also "country dunce," which, an a matter of fact, has no reference to rural frolics. "Contredanse," which Las reference to the position of the ~H couples, opposite each other, Is readily corrupted into "country dance." The "polka" is a Polish dance, Hie name I: being derived from the Bohemian word J "pulka," meaning half, and refers to the half slop which occurs in this measure. The "walta" Is German— waltzen, meaning to revolve—(lie circular motion of the couples easily ex• plaining the connect ion. The "reel" is suggestively obvious. ".Tig" Is of course from the French glgue.—Har- per's Weekly. inside Light. A number of butchers wen; conversing on what they hud found in tho stomachs of animals (hoy h;;d killed. After narrating several stories which Could only lie accepted by the credil lous an old farmer silting by declared that lie had something to beat anything that bad yet been told. 'flic company asked for it. "Well," said (lie fanner, "I had a cow once, and I went out into the yard with a lantern to feed her, and 1 left the lantern in the yard and did not sec it after that until the next day. When we killed the cow there was the lantern In her stomach and th<» light Btill burning." Passed the Limit. "1 purchased thesis'shoes here last month, and I want to get thorn exchanged," began till; man in the de. parttnent store. "You'll notice; that thn patent leather has erarkt-d." '•Oil, yes," exelaimed tin: clerk when he bail examined 'be shoes. "They are old sXock. Tin; jiaiep' has probably expired." - Harper's Weekly. Heeded Instructions. Father .Io<\ why du you suppose that Old ben persists in laying In I he coal yard? .foe- U'hy, father, I think slm has st'i.M the. notice. "Now is the time to lay In your c inl."- Philadelphia iu cj uirer. Not an Outing. "Kvcr hci-u in :-!'.<•: i ; ': " a.ikeil the reporter. •'\'.\ ye-," ;in^\sf!-i-il tii.- >T'-tihu'uis!.- f.l Itii.-si.i,! iv;'iii:i f. "I I'...!: a'illt lug lh.-lX- '.lie -ili:::i:-r." <'li:<',i :,"> Tribune. uutw COVDNA "A City Among the Orange Groves" E above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. GilleU 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 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, ornamental 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 Covina 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. Covina has no rival in Los Angelea 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 any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things be will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the protty burg-, BIRDSEYE OF COVINA. To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality is alt ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjov 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 8' a, the conveniences of civilization, arid 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 buildings are constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they are up-to-date. Our high-school certificates arc accepted in the leading colleges and universities. East and West. Grammar school graduates accredited in the high schools of California and all other states. f The people of Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches are veil 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 patroni'/.ed. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. Kl 4 \H)i<<\l) J KANCH Property of J. H. Adam-, In few communities, even in Southern California, tan there be found a people more universally imbued with civic i»ri<ic th.-m ar<: thi- i. iii/ciift ot Covina. The t'uvina Home Telephone (.'on, puny occupies iU own building and furnishes a complete :uid efficient service. Suiiv.i i tiers have the line of over h X> ph'iiie:-., in.-.Mi'lm^ fa- con m-ct i<m-» with the towns of Ax.u-.a, < i l> mini ,1 , San I iiuiitk, ( Mi.nter OaU. Irviindale and Piiciue. The (lovinu (Ja.-. Company, als«i a local in.-.t it nt ii.n, liirnUhes |;as for both fiii.-l and illumination. Tli;- S-iri Gabriel l,i;.;hl aod I'ower Company fnrni>>lii .-> h;;ht lor Covina privalf iMmcs and -.In.-..:!-,, wliK.ti arc w..-i 1 li e. hied by a complete HyMcm i.i in. .a ndc -.. < -n I lie, ht -.. The ( oviiia Land and Wai,-r C<-in ; ,a i,y , 1.011 1 roll'-d by M. K. 11 nnti iij; ton, f nr iii-.h.'* I he cil y v.'ith a pure water hnpply under excellent prc.-..-.m e. We have twu and two n.iviirc.s Our .stolen are of hif;h order aod all leading lines of bii->inci-, are represented. Tin: Veudomc is a (.out, try hotel. Our club-, arc of a serial, liler.iry a/id musical na'iiiv The Monday afternoon Club, a ladic-,' literary, federated or/.;am;..i'i<,n, owning a handsome i;!:i!» hou-ie on the corner of ( itrn-> avenue and Center s'r.rd; the Fortnightly, a x<'-, literary Unii; the Amphion, a musical or^.i ni/.,ition ; ami the Covina C .-tinlry Cbiii, c<j-ii;i]>.:d v.i'.h a .s'.iitabie and • n.i r iiiing buildim;; the San Cabriel Valley Auto Ci-iii v. itb iln MX I v-.'.-v.-n autos ma «<• .|r • <| uent d. li^bl hn runt, over the hue road'.v.i ys; and lb<: Cuviuu Valley r'ariiier-i 1 ( .lub, devoted '/ hortii uitiir.i i .nni |;i olic inlere.,1 -,. (.ovin.i h-n ai.-.o its lull ij-.lota of Irati-rnal or.'.n.i/a tions. t.,,vina i-.nik.-, .is 'I,,- !<• MIIII/ :,r;i>i::< ili.-.ui-1 of I,... A u;--, i. -. « on nt y. Kl. ••-;< n " ;inp!< 'e! y cr,!,ippcr) ,,;„:!,;,- „.,.,-.., ,„••: r, li: ii,.d 10 ,„,-,,. r,- lor „.., • k , . .;,.- ... -,„-,,,..', .,i .a,,.,...., ot „,,„;;.•. •,.!.,. h ;T.. >.l,ip- p.:d fi-oui t.,i-, point .iu<::;\n'.\ \.j ',:>• c,i - I. • n n.a i !<et - . I o .. i. n'..i I .• hi pn.en I .-, I,- r.u.l-. hist in f ,o , AIIJ. i-:-. «:oii!i;y .1 :i'l! 1.1 t;,c v...rld. '1 i.e r.i i -.i ng '.i 1- ij.'i;.. i .-, a I -.o a I. oi 1 . j n)- I i.d '. -.' i ; . )'.<--n!e h our cliru-, prod in,'.-,, d- • ;'!u.-us Inn: -. a: d i,cr f i< • -. ot .". . i y !•• in': ,ire K'"- " m a onn'I.i i.' • . A C 'icul tut ,1 1 Boradent Tooth Paste dittors from all others. It contains no grit or substance that will injure the enamel of the teeth and positively neutralises all acid secretions of the mouth. Alkaline--antiseptic --beneficial. Al il Tr*r • Financial Representative Wanted. A T.os Atipcles Corporation pursue iup an excecditiffly safe and profitable business, desires a local representative of standing; and ability to act as its representative in securing subscriptions for its capital stock, payable at one time or in monthly payments. Not only will liberal commissions be paid, but successful men will soon secure salaried positions. Address or call upon HKNRY M. MCDONALD, Pros. 100Security HniUling-.I^os Angeles,Cal. CASH Kor your property, real estate and business chances, nnythlnK' snla- blo, Someone, somewhere wants it at your price. We have the buyer or can quickly find him. We also want to hear from inventors. Wo can help them market their valuable,practical Write us today. LOS ANOKLFia INVENTION AND INVESTMENT CO. 451-2 Pacific Electric Hldg., Dcpt. C., JL,os Angeles FOR SALB Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange groves, 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 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 l'»8; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. f J. W. KEEPER' I 'ropriittor of tin: COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home: I'lmiic .id. . » POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY If you want tin: UKST WORK ;it tin- MOST KKAKONAHLK 1'KICKH tfivi: us a trifil. TWKNTV VEAKS' expi-rir-ncc IIUB tiuiKht IIH tin: t'.HEAI'EHT and HI'jST wny to do your laundry. With lirnt-clitMH i-ijiiipmciit our vvorli and our iiielborlH an: haiiitury mid u(*• to-dull:. Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or |i)ioiiu him and the wa(.;oii will call any when: in Covina or vicinity. LOKIJKEK 11KOH j.r t.i -ui'i ^r.iii:-. i; ou lan'J,viutMV.»:-,t "I 'h W. I/. (iri A . Wa i m .1. (1. Tlii>iii|jHoii dRlfflltlS, WARM 1 (Jran^c, (iroves, Walnut Orchards, Allalfa and Walnut Lands. Coviria and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents li. J. (Luc.Ky) Baldwin's Lands

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