Covina Argus from Covina, California on April 18, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, April 18, 1908
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LITERARY BULLS. fdf Instance, the "Gronn That Gurglw From the Slain." Macaiiln.v oncu reviewed n por-m In Which a climax of absurdity, was readied with this lino: And honr'st p.u:h gr.jin that guigvlos f r nm the slain. The poetic license which let* a gronu gurgle from a slain in:tn Is capable of letting him walk Into town f'-oni the field of battle, collect the amount of bis life Insurance policy anil hand It to his widow. It brings to 'iiiiul the heroic warrior of whom it is said tha. "thrice he slow the slain" and the Iris'a member of parliament who convulsed the house or commons b.v '..'xclaiiuiiij.' that l)o won hi die as a soldier first a;u. a man afterward. Hut. strange to s::y. Maenulny himr-elf lias made a .similar blunder. In bin "Rime of Luke Itagillns" the fo!'..)-,r Ing lines occur: The pliDniinjr of tlif alnycrs And acrucchlng of tin? slain. Did these writers make these sM;*3 In the heat of liattle or were they testing the intellectual acuteness of their readers? There Is a story of a German schoolmaster who used to cat' out his clnss in history and begin to tell them of the Thirty Years' war. "Yes, children." lie would say. "this is a subject in which I am especially interested, as my grandfather often told me about it. He wns a well to do innkeeper, and one day as he was standing in his doorway mounted soTlier came galloping up at a furious rate. 'What's the matter?' asked my grandfather. 'Matter enough,' answered the dragoon. 'Don't you know that the Thirty Years' war has begun today?''•' At this point the ancient pedagogue would pause ami survey his class. Then a smile would overspread his rubicund countenance it a hand was raised and a boyish treble asked how the dragoon knew the war would last thirty years. Perhaps our jioets, too, would play the schoolmaster and smile if wo should ask them how it is possible for the slain to groan or screech.—George Seibel in Pittsburg Gazette-Times. THE STUPID SWAN. Graceful and Beautiful, the Bird Is # Nincompoop. To the mind of the nvernge farinei nothing which walks on two legs is quite so stupid as n hen. HP Is mistaken, though, for there still remains that beautiful, graceful nincompoop, the common swan. The swan is so stupid that It will stand in the shallow part of a pond and allow the water to freeze round its legs till the Ice is so thick that It cannot lift its feet and It Is Btuck fast. Not infrequently owners of these handsome but witless birds are compelled to chop away sufficient Ice to make it possible for them to withdraw their imprisoned feet. The stupidity of the swan In this i-espect Is emphasized by the Intelligence exhibited by ornamental ducks when the weather turns cold. \» night comes on and the water begins to freeze the clucks begin swimming In a wide, well defined circle. Round and round they go during the entire night, keeping all the water wlthlu that circle free from ice. so that when the day dawns they can float about and doze In the sun. Ducks are always most active during the night an<? choose the day for sleeping. But to return to the swan, tf you find one of these birds some distance from the water and startle It, the swan will rush a few ft-et toward the pond and then drop down on the ground and try to go through the motions of swimming, apparently unable in Its fright to realize that It has not yet reached the water. Neither Is the common swan a good fighter. The black swan, although one-half Its size, Is invariably the victor In the combats which are sometimes engaged In and gem-rally kills Its antagonist. The black swan usually ji>ovokes the fight, too, for it is rather t quarrelsome bird.—Washington Star. Do Fish Feel Pain? ITow sensitive to pain are fish? A correspondent writes: "I have a small pond which is stocked with trout. 1 keep an accurate account of (hose I catch and note when I lose any. One .'morning a big rainbow trout broke? fho worm hook with which I had hooked him. That evening I hooked and landed a good trout, also with worm tackle, which proved to be my friend of the morning, as right down in his stomach was the broken gut and hook, anil, be- Hide this, in his lip was a March brown fly hook which, according to my fishing book, liinst have, lieen there ninny weeks. A fish with a lly hook in his mouth, a worm hook In bis vtomacli and ready '.o gulp down bait must be quite Impervious to what we mortals call pain." Don't Dea- Malice. A man v. ho harbors niiilaei- is liable: to commit liiiird'T. A n:an \\lio bates another a I''?!.,' liii-- is sure to gci Into a (h,'iit wl!h him sonni-i' or later, ami v.lieii Ihi- lix-i-, linally comes there Is ''licly In l/e mischief' done. Men wait for yiai's for the first blow, and Use first blow Is liable to be with a deadly :!i.s:.-t;in<-nt. luiii'l waste your energy In haili.g people. Such ;i course would make you wrctchi-d and linally get you Into trouble. -Atchisiin (Jlobe. Water. Schi.nlmnsu-r (at cud Bom Now, can any of what is uatci'V Small I'rchlu— l'lea.-.e. teacher. if object les- you tell me and (jrubby water's what COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" E above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. .T. N. (Illicit 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 (iabriel Valley. Kvery boulevard am', driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden \\ith tbe perfume of the orange blo.ssom and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Along these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental 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 I'orat. 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 beanlit'ul, of Hie Sierra Madre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in I.os Angeles county for bcai.ty of situation. Knhancod by the markings of civilization, its scenic liveliness, 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 fi)r more than a casual glance abo'.it him. Manv tilings he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYli VIKW OK COVINA To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing invitation. Tbe right hand of hospitality is all ways fxteiulel to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjoy the grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and (lowering in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azone of mountain to^is with the tincture of the s a, the conveniences of civilization, and an opportunity uf securing handsome returns for their labois in the cultivation of our groves. Covina was incorporated as a city in 1901, and at once took rank as one of tbe 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 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 are accepted in the 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 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. turns black when In It.--Dundee .* iJ pnt.s your 'ands i ) KAX>''I I'l.ipenv "I .1. II. Adams In few c.iiininuiiil ii-s, ev. n in Southern California, can there be found a people more. universally imbued with c.-vii; prid'- lb<m are tin- i.iti/.eiis nt Covin.i. '1 In: Covina Home Tclepli'mi: Company oe- cupies 11 •» ii .vn Ij.iiidm ^ a nd f urui'.hi") a i:oiij|ib-ii: a nd cliic,.'••! I se i v inc. Su b-,i i i IIM *, ha v- tin- u*<: of over rt i!) phone-,, i lie n'l: ii •; 11 • c o m in-ei i- /n -, r, 11 b t In ' • * n-.ii! i'. /." a . ' * I' lit! or.i, S,i n I >l IIM - , ( ii.i I'I el' ( >.ik. 11'wind ilc -i nil I'.iein c. Tl:- C ,'.'i n i ( ... - I ,om j;;i n > , a : > a I . ,i I , n->t i' i,! ion, I urn I --. lie , )' .1 , lor bulb fuel ,u id ill i, tin 11,11 i -n. Tb" Sin ! , a briel l,i_Mit and I ' i -ncpa n v I 'u n '• •'''' •> lir. b I loi ' ovi n.i pri v.-te hoine-i ai.d" I-,, .-. brb aii- wl! lij.-hied I; y a ci iin \>\* •' •• •; -,'i-m«l i i<< 11. •'•< •'•'• n I li:;bl-.. 'J'be ! :«vi na La nd and '.V;;' .-r t '.'.in /,t n ••, , < .11' r iiU-d uv 11. K. 11 n nti n;. 11 .n . I urn . •-.le -. i . • it . '.vi ill a pure •.-, a tcr -,'i |ipl y under cxenili.-n i \>r< ->-,M i e. '.Ve h.i ve I \vi i ii'il i'.n.i I a nd I 'A i . • . i n:' -. I/ 111 K .. ' iii r -,!</i .•*. a ri' of h i,' h '/rder and all h-:id i n;/ I in---> of im - i ne- ^ a re rejn > -ci, li-d. 'I be Vi-iidoine I -. -i 'n ' • '••> -• - ' '»imt ry bol el. Our c.lubi ;,r.: of a .-.oc.i il, liti:r.(ry .1 nd inn-.ii::il nalure T:n- M-'iid.iy a 1 li'i uoon (bib, a l.uiie-, 1 literary, fed'-r.ited urga ni/./it ion, <r.vning ^i lia ii<l->'-ini' club-bousi: on :!;•• e'.rin r of ( Uru-» :iviiu': and ('enter -.Ireet; the l-'ort'lightly, a gi-ntli-inaiiV. literary c.lul/; tin- Auipbi .M, .1 mii-,ii:.i 1 i<; ;;a ni/.i! n MI ; .in-l the C.ovina Coiiiii ry Club. eijiii|iji"(l with a suitable and ehumiiu; buildi i.:;; tie: San (jabiie) \'.il|.-y Auto l-l-.ib wit ti its .-.: xt y •-.' vi:n an!us make .fr.-i|.n-iil de:i|;hil ul i-in,-> ov•• i I In- ii in road v,• .1 > -.; .1 nd I h<: Covina Valle) Karnji.-r..' ' .bib, devoted to hoi liein I iu ,il ;MH! publi'; inlei ••.•>' -.. Covin:i h;u, al-,o ii , lull ijuota ot fraternal orga niza I ions. Co V ilia ranks a-, the h: iding orangi.: di-,trii.l of LO-, A n(" ien c.ou nt y. l',ie vi-n i.oinjjlel el y .-ij i,i |, ( ,ed packing ii on.•><•.-> are i eijiiiri-d to prepare for mai ki I tin- i bn. .1 nd- <,t t at -. '/I 01.1 nj'i .-. wbi, li .in -.nip- pi.-d from this point annrially to the ea.-.!':rn markets. In aiinua 1 hbipim n' s ( .ov i n.i ranks lir;.l in !,',.•> Angeles county ,,.nd 'bird !:: the world. Tbe raising of ien,' n-. is also .1 le;i(!:ng y. !',( ,i-lei O'.ir citrus produc' s, deciduous f riiii .-> a i <! berrii. .-, of i-vci , kind a; i: grown i n ai.unda n< e. Agi i'.ul lui ;il jjroiuc'.s -tud grains ,; on la n ls->ou tb v< ol tin- < ity also for.'i' a leading .-.(/un.': o! iiieoine. Tooth Paste iliilors from all others. It contains no grit or sul\st;uice thut will injure the cnnnui of the tooth ami positively neutnili/es all -.ic'ul secretions of the mouth. Alkaline--;intiseptic --beneficial. At all dru.Tnlili. 25 ctnlt Tror Phirmiol C>mpinr Representative Wanted. A T,os Angeles Corporation pursue ing an exe.eedingiy safe, aild profitable VI I business, (KsiroSn local representative 'in | of standiiiRy.ind ability to act as its representative in scouring subscriptions for its capital stuck, payable at iinc lime or in monthly payments. Not only will liberal commissions be paid, but successful men will soon secure •salaried posit ions. Address orcall upon MKNKY M. MeDoNAfJ), Prc.s. KK> Security Huilding,I,os Angcles,Cal. /*» i C* II '''"'" . v " 1!1 " properly, real i, A Nil estate and business * * chances, .anything .salable. Someone, somewhere wants it at I your price. \Vc have the buyer or can jquic.klv liial him. \Ve also want to ! bear from inventors. \\'c can help tin-in market their |M\/ valuublc, practical IN Write ns today. uos AN<;!;U<;S INYKNTION AND INVKHTMKNT CO. -151-2 Pacific lOlectric. Itldg., Di-pt. C., I.os A ngcles FOR SALE Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange ^rm-es, ,\ 5 ami 10 acres, dost- in, on cU:i:trii- road, snilahk' for subdivision. J. H. MATTHEWS CO. Sole Agents, Covina Cam Phone 240 K(>s. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and Gentle Horses, Careful Drivers Stylish Ki/^s W. Badillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co* Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. J. \A7. KEERER I'ropt ietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES Iloim- I'llone :«). Covina, Cal. >/SAAAAAAAAAA/SAAA/SAAAAA/\AAA POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY II you wan! the KK/.Vr WOKK alllu- MOST KK AS( >N A MM 1 ', I'KK'KS i;ivc us a TVVKNTV YKAKS' experience has taught iih Hie ( IIKAI'lviT and ISKsT way !o do your laundry. Wil 11 lii'Ht-class ei| ni pine nt our woi l< and our methods are ha nit a ry and up-to-date. Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or phone him and th' vv.i;-;oii will call anywhere in I'ovina or vicinity. 1,01,'HKKK JIKOS VV. I/. (irifJllliH A. Wai in T .1. ('. Thompson GRIfFITHS, WMR Orange (iroves, Walnut On hards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Cyovir>a and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents li. J (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands l!r,IIH.h Olln.e l'..ildv. iii I 'a i '« COVINA, C A I,

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