Covina Argus from Covina, California on April 25, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, April 25, 1908
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TRV THE 'X COVINA FURNITURE GO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE . W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Pooley's (ovina Iturseeirs Choice ferns and potted plants, roses, carnations ami other ornamental tre«t It) seasoti. Sales yard, corner of First street, and San Bernardino Road, DIDN'T DREAD DEATH. V«1unt«ert • For the Gallows In PlM* ' of Those Condemned. On more than one occasion volunteers for the scaffold have offered themselves to take the place of thn condemned. Thus on the eve of the execution of Dr. Dodd. famous as tho author of "The Beauties of Shakespeare," a man presented himself at Newgale and asked to he 'permitted to suffer in his Stead. His request was deemed so extraordinary that he was taken In charge as a lunatic. lint he was able to convince the magistrate, before whom he was brought the next day, of his sanity ami so was discharged. All he asked as the price of his self Sacrifice was £200, to be settled on his mother. In another instance, which happened only a few years ago, a man who said he suffered from an Incurable disease •wrote to the home secretary offering himself as a substitute for a certain eminent scholar who had murdered his wife in a fit of passion. He asked neither fee nor reward, being, as he explained, tired of his life. Then, too, there was the case of Eliza Feniilng, which created so much pity that live persons came forward and volunteered to suffer in her stead. Of course no notice was £akeu of their requests, the culprit, a pretty young girl, being executed in due course.— London Chronicle. VENEERING. It la Produced by Two Methods, Saw ing and Slicing. "There are two kinds of veneering— sawed and sliced—but It takes an expert to tell the difference," says a manufacturer. "The process of manufacture is simple and interesting. Tho logs, delivered at the factory in the rough, about thirteen feet in length, .are first cooked In hot water vats to make them soft and workable. "It does not matter how green they are. After being thoroughly cooked they are placed on machines designed for the purpose and either sliced by a powerful knife the length of the log or cut by a circular saw into slabs about one-twentieth ,of an inch thick. "These slabs are the full length of the log and whea first cut are so pliable that they can be bent double with? out breaking. The uniform thickness or thinness of the slabs is preserved by tb'e action of the machinery and does not vary so much as a hair's breadth in the entire length of the slab. "After the slabs are sliced or sawed they are seasoned by steaming. This requires only about twenty-four hours, nnd then they are ready for the market. Some of the huge oak logs that come to the factory show by the rings in them that the trees were from 250 to 400 years old."—Washington Herald. SAVED BY THE MUD. A Gorgeous Fish. One of the most gorgeous fishes In the world is found, strangely enough, not in tropical waters, but off the coasts of England, where the waters are gray and deep and oold. It is the opah, or klngflsh. This species reaches a weight of from thirty to a hundred pounds and is shaped a little like the great sunflsh of the Atlantic ocean in American waters. The fish has Immense eyes, of which the iris is a bright -scarlet. The gill covers are green, and cold, and the rest of the fish is flashing red and green, over which there play sheens of purple and gold. Again, over this sheen there is another Still more transparent Him of silver, which plays in large, white spots over the rest of the bright colors. The tins, which are largo and sword shaped, arcs a vivid red. Exciting Elephant Adventure In th« Heart of Africa. During a hunting trip in Africa A. Henry Savage I.nndor. had a narrow escape from two elephants which In? was stalking, lie had got to within ten yards of Cue male elephant and, taking careful aim. pulled the triiri^r. The story oi' what followed is io:d ili Mr. I.and'sr's bonk "Across Widest Africa:" The cartridge never went off, but un- foriunately my kre.-Oi. w!io relied on the efiectiveness of i&v weapon, tired at the same moment ' with his matchlock. We were such a short distance i'roni the animal that he actually hit him in the head. I shall never forget my surprise when the elephant lifted his trunk skyward and In his fury roared like thunder. . A moment later the elephant, with his trunk extended, dashed after us, 1, too, with my useless rifle In my hand, iaving by that time acquired a high rate of speed. Had I been running a race for the world's record I am sure I should have won the prize. It was amazing to me how fast I-could run, as I confess my blood turned perfectly cold when I could feel the hoarse blowing trunk of the elephant only a few rods behind me, and I expected every minute to be crushed Into a jelly. In that particular part of the country these marshy plains are extraordinarily Sticky and slushy, so the moment I dashed' Into the grass at the record breaking speed at which I was traveling my feet stuck in the soft and slushy mud, and I was precipitated with my face and hands in the slush, my riflo sinking deep. This was the supreme moment of apprehension. I said goodhy to, the world and imagined myself dead. No one could have been more surprised than 1 Wf'.s when, a reasonable time to be killed in having elapsed. 1 got up again ai:d perceived the elephant a few yards off, cantering away in the opposite direction. His back view was a great relief to me. lie had come to within two or three yards of where I had fallen and having himself sunk In the soft mud had turned around and struggled away, leaving big circular footmarks, regular holes four or five feet deep in the mud. GOLD MADNESS. London and Paria. There is evidence to show that London was a considerable town before the Kom.'iii Inva.sloa. Its Celtic name- was Lyndin (lake fort). Tacitus, in the first century, calls if T.oiidiniuin and describes it as a nourishing place. The earliest notice of Paris Is in "Caesar's Commentaries." ( ' called it I.nle- tla and desc v ilicil it. i;s a "•oUi-ctinii of mud lints. I.tKeiia l'i"_;;m in lln; fourth conlury lo lie k::o\>. if as Pa rh'i.-i, or Paris, and ia !Iic :-i::'h c'-;,mry was selected l.y <"!m'i."> ::.-; 1'ie .:, ,ii ni' g.ivcni- inelif. Oi 1 , i: • i \\ ii rii !• , I .IL doubted!;.' tli.r i, u .- ::,,•:>• llG'.V li;!ii !i ii. :••!' ;: i: ii.ij" i Litilc. Ai:' • to the dan •:' <]!•! .\<it| li'." (i::,.- .'.-:': 1 •!<! \ • '! I::nl It "(iiiiici:!! '.•'' ••oh. ii'.," -.;> • .,•;•...; " .. i: i ',. r :• , ••.••, ' it's !•;)-•> ••.:< •:' .. .•::,< : i -...••'.-,<.•> is In I:.'.-,. I;. .'!.:.• .:' ;:: ,.. ! ;•;• ! :;.!::;_: your a.".-!." Tc, M-.TO Ti ;;:,i. f <V:k d'lV.'!: :..; •!•'•': I .: f a i ::il of touiai.oi-.--, v, i h u i .,.: ii ..; ,•:•••.•.-., h :!f a tcaspoi-ii:' ii i.' •.:.;. -i i| . !; i.i' ca..'- eant', In!!' .::. ••..: m. i.::::' ••.< i;:..-, ;:i-l a tcas|i'.";il'i;i ni' '.:'.'.::>•'•,', i, ;;]•-!, •<. ; h;i . it ri-Uliv biltleivd \<>;i-- V, i'ho'.it. ci'l-tand fionr this ovr v.iilijui .- traiiiiug. -- Ilaipei's iiazar. A Passion For Literally Reveling In the Yellow M«UI. -.A- singular passion for literally .revel- Ing' in gold is exhibited now and then by men who have suddenly become rich. Some years ago a London journalist who had speculated in railroad utocks netted £5,000 as the result of a lucky venture. Drawing it in gold, the fortunate man repaired to a hotel, emptied the bags of gold in the bed arid went to sleep literally in (lie snnds of Pactolus. Tlie man was so crazed by his good fortune that he found indescribable pleasure in reveling in a golden bath. Paganlni. the violinist, when he received the proceeds of his concerts—he insisted upon Icing paid in gold—used to wash his hands In sovereigns. A French novelist, Soulle. wrote a book entitled "The Memoirs of the Devil." It tniik. The publishers paid him for the fir^t volume .$10,001.) in gold. The author carried the gold to his bedroom, poured It into a footbath and enjoyed for ha'f an hour the excitement of moving h!s feet to and fro in a bath of gold coin'-;, smoking meanwhile thv biggest of Ijavanas. A Huston air-reliant of great wealth, believing certain symptoms Indicated that he win Id become insane, consulted a specialist and, under his advice, became an iiiinate of a private asylum. I'or Iv.'elvi! year;-: there his recreation was pllin:; up gold coins and then knocking liieni over. At times he washed liU hands In g->ld eat-.!es and half eagle.-. At ihe cad nf tin- long seclusion h,- ri-iurned to liU rountlnfr rof.m and In twelve month-i eonl!rnu!ii the tlioivi'i^liness of his recovery by fl.nas.-,iii£ f.'.• jii.onn.— S';, l.nnis lEcpublic. Ar E^srn: f: i-iicl-i. S!":m; , : ,: ••... !>,-. •.• •...-. ... j,,, | s |O 'l.'-il l!;i ili ,-i , mi'- oi' I !,.- iri'ii'i'-s of l'''!y, inn'.- an effe"i;..'e re-|i-in.-e to file CM ' I!- ii; uf tm A l':."-|:l Ilie ilil (!i •-•' i- iifti-r a |."i'i'oi mail. ,-. .\d'.'auc- ii!_' ' i 'ie !'i' i'!l ol ! he .-.til^i-, he d H'',V fr-i-n I '- : !'..i-;..--i a h : . r. "'i .1.' • '•• 'i- • " !.e ' Property Owners Take Notice. I have twenty clients who hnvo property and cash who want acreage, and gcovcs from 2 to 20 Bcres List, your grovos and ncreage with mu, for sale or exchange. FRANK L. FKAKV, ix'onm 0, Stiinton Bldg., 1'asarlena. For Sale -Second grade potatoes, 81.00 per .sack. \V. M, Warren. Telephone Home lilOO. KILL™. COUCH AND CUM TNI LUNGS WITH Dr. King's FOR 1 w " ^toil r OB»C>-S TrfnrBMiie" Free AND ALL THROAT AN» LUMP TROUBLES. tmmWrarv&W^K'.it.-tm-tK ~ -r.i^*Ti G-lTARAWTXUJ-Or). OK Patrick: HL 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 Postoflicc Address, Covina I. 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 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 } 7 ou 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 Los Ati- g-clcs 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 wanner climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '49, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." I). B. SCHENCK, Agent, Covina Home plume 144 or G. TV. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home plioiii: (>1; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Office, <><>() S. Spring St., corner Sixtli Tulare County Lands are selling- more rapidly than at any time in the history of the state. Why? Hecause the land is fine, the water pure and climate conditions unexcelled for the growing- of fruits, vegetables ami alfalfa. Tulare County raises the cleanOst 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 pe.T'heK. apricots, primes, figs, olives and ;ill small fruits grow to perfection. We have sold over 'inn acres of this land in the past two weeks. This shows how il is going. We have for this week one exceptional bargain. 1M) acres only 3 miles from a good town, directly on the railroad. Ki:ie E I soil, no hard pan nor alkali, for only an Acre We liavr -,«•<• ii t :i • !a lid , and c;.n tell you tli>-ir ijii ,i I i i h- ,, or con,.- and :.;•• up •]> <•• v. iih u , and .>•>• lor ','oin .'-ii. Phone 5008 COVINA, CAI iV/.'/'/'/^'/V///'/'/'.'

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