Covina Argus from Covina, California on May 2, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 3

Covina, California
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Saturday, May 2, 1908
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METAL MAGICIANS. WMfcra of Labor Saving In Machinery. When McCormlck built his first huu- rtred reapers In 1845, ho pnld 4\< t cents for bolts. That wns In the mythical *ge of band labor. Today fifty bolts art made for a cent. So with guard fingers. McCormick pnld 24 cents each when James K. Polk wns In tho White House. Now there Is n ferocious machine which with the lenst possible assistance from one mnn cuts out 1,.')00 guard fingers In ten hours nt n labor cost of a cent for six. Also while exploring one of the Chicago factorlea I en me upon a herd of cud chewing machines thnt were crunching out chnln links at the rate of 5(5,000,000 a year. Near by were four smalier and more Irritable automata which were biting off pieces of wire and chewing them Into linchpins at a speed of 400,000 bites a day. "Take out your watch and time this man," said the superintendent of the McCormlck plant. "See how long lie Is In boring five holes In that great casting." "Exactly six minutes," I nnswered. "Well, that's progress," observed the superintendent. "Before we bought that machine It was n matter of four hours to bore those holes." In one of its five twine mills—n monstrous bodlnrn of noise and n wilder ness of fuss, which Is by far the largest of Us sort !n the world—there Is enough twine twisted lu n single day to make a girdle around the earth.— Everybody's Magazine. SCIENCE AND ART. A Storm as Pictured by the Weather Bureau and by a Poet. In commenting on the fact that a person may be thoroughly equipped on the scientific side of music without being sensitive to Its beauty as an art Gustav Kobbe In his book "How to Appreciate Music" quotes the witty distinction which Edmund f'larence Stedman draws In his "Nature and Elements of Poetry" between the Indications of a storm as described by a poet and by the official prognostications of the wenllicr bureau. Mr. Stedman gives two stnnzas: When descends on the Atlantic the gigantic Storm wind of the equinox. Landward In his wrath he scourges th« tolling surges, Laden with seaweed from the rocks. And this stanza by a later ba'llndbt: The east wind gathered, all unknown, A thick sea cloud his course before. He left by night the frozen zone And smote the cliffs of Labrador. He lashed the coasts on either hand, And betwixt the Cape and Newfoundland. Into the bays his armies pour. All this Impersonation and fancy are translated, by th« weather bureau Into something like this: "An area of extreme low pressure Is rapidly moving up the Atlantic coast, with wind and rain. Storm center now off Charleston. S. C. Wind N. K.: Telocity. 5-i; barometer, 29.0. The disturbance will reach New York f>u Wednesday and proceed eastward to the banks and bay of St. Lawrence. Danger signals ordered for all north Atlantic ports." Her Game Clocked. Tho timid looking 111 tie woman on the Euclid car noticed that her purso was not In her bag wliero ..she had placed it. Instead, it was hanging from her arm on a chain—hanging In full view where it would tempt the nimble fingers of the pickpockets assigned to that boat. With great forethought she picked up the purse and started to put it In tho bag. IJut the purse didn't go In, because it was attached to the arm of the persimmouy faced woman standing next to her. Of course the woman with the bag stopped right there and dropped the stranger's purse. "You'd better lot that alone," spoke up the porsimmony faced woman. "I've been winching you ever siiic' 1 you got OBI, nud you needn't think I didn't SOL what you were trying to do."—Cleveland riain Dealer. Extravagance. There Is a clerk in the employ of a Philadelphia business man who while; a fair worker, Is yet an Individual of pronounced eccentricity. On< day a wire basket fell off the top of tuc clerk's desk and scratched hit cliei'k. Not having any court plaster a hand, lie shipped on three two-ecu stamp* and continued his work. A few uilnnles later, lie hail occasion to take some paper to his employer'.; private olUco. When he entered, the "oi,l man," observing the pus tag;- s-.lamp-i on hi;-t chei'k, lixed him wiih an nstiini:-!ied tit arc 1 . "Look here. Jenkins." IK; ex rl.iin.ed, "yon are carrvin^ !•)•> much '<• for seeoinl class lll.l I ler!" He Was Ki'_,'it. "Johnny." sahi the hi:,' hiMther of an Ul'tou si riniVil lioy. "^ i to tin- Hhoelnak- i-i''.-l and sco if my sh >>•-, ale. im-ndeii, will you':" *'Naw," saiii the urchin. "Why not':" "'Cause they ain't done yet." "llow do you know':" " 'Cau^e 1 ain't taken 'em yet, that's Diamond*. M'liy an- diamonds e.\[«:iisi ve, nicrely dust and ashes'' lif-aii iii'-'it ' love them. And why do love tlj"m? Is-cansf they arc biv« au-.l u?-«-l-'Sr>. London i 'liron Approaching Infinity. First Lady i'ae<-iilfntal!y uiwtlug B«c- oud ditto at party»— Well, tuy dear, you never come to seft me. Second l*uly (with eaiuhasid,'— My dear, I'm always coming!— Punch. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" JZ above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. ,T. N. Gillett 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 Coviua, the chief town of the far-fa-ned San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard anc; driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked 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. Alonjr 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 ;ind 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 Angeles county for beai.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. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA. To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality is all wiy* extju-lii 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 to(.>s with the tincture of ihe s< a, the conveniences of civilisation, and an opportunity of securing handsome returns for their labors in the cultivation of our groves. Co'vina 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 arid other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Pacific Electric, which furnishes hourly service, with a running titne of 35 minutes, through many tniles 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 thtjy.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, atid 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 l')C5, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. KLU( >WAI< ) K'A.N'CH l'n,pi:rlv«f .). II. Ail. In fev.- <;-.inmiii.i'.i.-.,. evn in Southern ('...! i toi ni.i, . •;. n ihereh,- IOIIIK! .1 people more inn verbally imhu.-<t with L vie prid • th..n .ire ih.- oiixen.., ul Covin.i 'i ne lo-. in.i Home Telephone Comp.inv o. - (Vlpi,:, it, u'A-ii lmildin< an i, a i;oinp',ete and eiiie-eiil s.-ivii.i. Sui,-,rr i>,,-r, h;.v H" n-.-- 't over x 10 panic.'*,,' tie.- connection., wilii t hi- IO'.MI- <•) .S xn-.a . < .1. ndoi .1, S,m Oi m.i-., < h.u l< r o.-ik. Ir-.viudale ;i nd I'u.-n • e. Th.- Co .-in.i < ia , Company, al-.-, a lo -.,. in- ' i i ni ion. lurm-he, K .,-. tor l/'.th fuvl and iUiiininati.,n. 'I'll.- S:u, (,:, v .rie! Li;.;ht and l'ov,.-r •. 1 oin|<au v tmoi-.,,. •-. ii,.;hl lo, Covnri hoMie.-, .tnd -itrei-ti. wUi. ii ,u <: v,-,-',, i; i- iit'-'l t>y ;\ c.ompie'i- -,v ,''-m ol i (.• ,i ude -ci-nt li;;h 11. 1 he ' "'• H..I Land and \Vat.-r (.oin^.niy, ..ontr..iled t.y 11. V.. Miii)iii.).;toii, i-.o 1,1-1.: -, t,,.- v with a pun- •.-, .it.-r ^npj/.y under excel 1,-nt pre^-,:ire. We hav two naiioiiiil and t-•. o s .vin.-..'-> D.ii.U .. ' )nr .it ore, ar-- of i/i;;h order and ail leading line.-, of hu>ii.e-^ arn represented. Tli-.- Vendom.- i-, a hi .-,!,1 country hot.-l. Our club-, arc of a social, liU-r*ry and nnui<:;il nature Tne Monday afternoon < .bib, a ladie,' literary, feih-ratt-d orKanix.itio,i, owning a haiKUom.-clut.-h-.UM- -n the <.,,rii.-r of Citrn, av.-uin: and Center street; the Fortnightly, a ^,-ntliMiian', literary r.lulr, the Ampbion, a musical or>;-ini/.ation; aii-l the Covina Country Clah, (-quiim.-d with a r-uitatiltt and c.h.irmin- l.uiUline;; Uie. San «,abri.-l V.ilb-y Ante, Club with its si)fty-s<:vt:ii auto., make .f req lu-nt deii^ hi t m niim <,v» r t he Ii ne road w.»ys a ml t he Crwina Valley Farmer.,' ( bib. devoted to horticultural and uuhlie. n.ti-r'-^i-.. Covina has al»o it , lull quota of fraternal or^'.i ni/.a tions. Covina ranks a-, the l<: idintf «,ranj,'c district of Lo, A mv '>••- > oiuit y. Kl'-veu <.ompl.-t.-ly e( ( iiipp.:d packing house.-, are required to prc.p-jr.- for inado-t the, -I > .n io,.<: , of^M--, v. l,i< b ar. r.hip- pcd from this point annually to Ihe eastern market,,. I n a nnna r .,hi pments < "vin-i ranks hrr.t in L,- Angclca county and third in the world. The raising of )em< n, in al-.oa b.-adin« industry. l'.er-.i<li-, our citrus product.,, dt:ciduou» fruit., a. d bcrrie., of every kind ,ire ^rown in ahundanc.e. A^i i-.ultur t! :ls und grains grown on lai»d»aoutMwcaf ol the city ai.,', form a loading »ourcc of income Boradent Tooth Paste differs from all others. It 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 •• Tr«r Financial Representative Wanted. A Los Angeles Corporation pursue iup an exceedingly safe and profitable husiiieas, dcsireSa 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 wiil soon secure salaried positions. Address or call upon HKNRY M. McDoNALD, Prea. 100 Security Huilding-.Loa A ngeles.Cal. f+ i £» If Kor your property, real I A VH estate and business ^*»^7** chances, anything salable. Hotueotie, 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 |\ VpMTIOM^ valuable, practice! Ill Y Cl* I IUll3 Write us today. LOS ANCMSLKS INVENTION AND INVESTMENT CO. 451-2 Pacific Electric Nldg., Dept. C., Los Angeles FOR SALB Good Orange Land Unimproved, near Covina, also orange oroves, 3, S 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 E'aat and Gentle Horses, Careful Drivers Styliab Rigs W. Badillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, KERCKHOFF/CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. VWWVWWW^WVW WVWVS^ J. IA/. KEERER I'ropi ieti/r i/t the COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home I'll.,m.- .50. Covina, Cal. POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY If you want the I'.KST \V()KK at tin- MOST KK, A Sn N A I!I ,K 1'KICKS K'V-' UK a trial. TWKN'iY VKAKS' experience lias t,nu;ht us the t'UKAI'KST and HKST wa y to do your laundry. With lir->t-class equipment our worl< ,incl onr methods are sanitary anH n|(-tu il,i 11-. Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or plu.iu- him ;mi! the w.ti-.on will c.ill .invvvlii-n- in Covin.i or vii.inity. l,()KI!l'',l',K MKOS \V. I,, driltlths J. ''. 'i huni|jsoii GRiffiins, mm & it Orange Groves, Walnut OrchatJs, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covir.a and lialdwin Park Lots Selling Agents f:. J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home COVINA, CAL.

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