H I V HER NEWSPAPER DAD. M« Un't Always Cro*s; Sometimes H« Is Positively'Jubilant. Newspaper daddies are funny. 1 think. Mine's one. He's funniest at breakfast, only it isn't breakfast. 'cause It's lunch, and that's another funny thing about it. "Where's 'siuornln's paper?" he risks mamma the first thing wlion he comes downstairs. And then when she looks sort of childishly nt him 'cause lie's a llttlo gruff ho hurries up and says, "Good morning, everybody/' .lust as tbougb he felt khul-a 'shamed of himself. And then lie won't talk \vlieu he geld bis old paper. lie just sticks his nose Into it and looks at one page after another just as fast as he can, and then he begins nil over again and does It Blower and keeps still for quite awhile. Then mamma and I wait for an explosion. "Ijlts!" he saj'9. "They couldn't spell 'cat' right." Then he goes chasing from one page to another as fast as ever he can, talking to himself, and when he's got real mad he shouts at matnma: "They burled It! See. They buried It back there—way back there, of course, and It's the best story In the paper!" Then mamma says, quiet, like a calm after a storm, "Cotue, dear, your coffee '11 get cold." But he's more like a bear than a dear, and he doesn't come, but be keeps ou growling at the old paper. I guess Jie flually gets tired of himself, too,, and then he jumps up, throws the paper on the chair and tries to dodge mamma's funny smile. Mamma's awfully patient, I thiuk, and she never gets mad, but just smiles and smiles at daddy when he gets cross at tilings. Sometimes she asks him why he wants to keep on being a newspaper man if it's so awful. One time he answered and said it was because If-he kept on working sixteen hours a day maybe the office would some time give him as much as the stereotype! gets for working eight hours a day. Mamma said that was sarcasm. I guess be thinks sarcasm must be a good tbiug for the office, 'cause he most always talks that way about It . But newspaper daddies aren't always cross. Sometimes mine hurries down- Btalrs a whole lot earlier, and then when he grabs the paper he smiles all over and shouts at mamma: "?ee that story? That's a clean scoop, and a bully one! That's worth living for! And, say, won't the fellows on the old Bugle feel sore, though! "I tell you," he says then, "one day like that Is worth a bicycle of Cathay," .whatever that is. And then mamma looks at me and smiles, 'cause we both think he's funny sometimes.—DCS Moines (la.) Register. • A Great Lawyer'* Method. Writing of "Civilian Leaders of the Confederacy" in the Louisville Courler- Journnl, John Goode says of Judah P. Benjamin: "The first time I met him we discussed the practice of law, and in the course of the conversation he asked me what we considered a good fee in my part of the country, to which I replied that we considered $500 a very respectable fee. He smiled and said: "When ' I practiced law In New Orleans if a man employed me I cliarged him a retainer. Tf he came about the office much I charged him a reminder, when I had done some work In the case I charged him a refresher, and when it was all over I charged him a finisher." Test For Hydrochloric Acid. A curious mishap gave us a very delicate test for hydrochloric acid in the atmosphere. In a north of England locality many houses have curtains of the cream color produced by inctiinll yellow, popularly known as "dolly" cream dye and to science us "the sodium salt of nK.'ta-uniido-ben/.ine sul- phonlc acld-azo-dlplienyl-amine." Some of those cream colored curtains suddenly changed to heliotrope. Investigation showed that an n col dental escape of hydrochloric acid from a neighboring alkali plant had discolored the curtains, and the dye became a most useful test. An Episode In Court. "You a:-u charged will) snatching a worn nil's pock I? I book." "I know it, judge. Hut I wouldn't do Bticli a thing, hungry mid broke as 1 am." "Too conselfcnlions, 1 supposeV" "No. I don't pn;tt;ml that. Hut why should I snatch a woman's pockot- bookV What would I want with a couple of car ti.-ki-ts, a powder rag, a piece of chewing gum and u dressmaker's address V" Once more a shrowd criminal overshot his mark. Ili.s familiarity with the contents convicted him. —Washington Star. Why He Was Suspicious. "Then.- is something suspicious about that," remarked the young man named Browu as lit- hung up the teluphouu receiver. "About w liut'.'" "Why, I juat culled up the home of a girl who has led uie to believe that I am the warm favorite aud that thero are no others on her list. She wasn't at home, so UIL- party who answered the ring said, but it £ava me a jar when Bhe added. 'Shall I tell her you called, Mr. White?' "—New York Press. Beyond the Earth. iggliis thinks lie kn.jws m>->re than 'jdy eU« ou earth,." "You -state It mildly," answered M1.43 j Cayenne. "Since the asserii'/u that Mars ii inhabited he goes further than that"— SVashljjgtou SUr. .. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillctt of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more titling could have been chosen in describing 1 Covina, the chief town of the far-fa-'ncd San Gabriel Valley, livery boulevard anri driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden with the. perfume of the orange blossom nnd the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Along these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer sorts prows 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 Maclrc range, •with their snow crowns shining 1 and sparkling iike jewels, Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beat.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 tavry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many thing's he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA 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 sea, the conveniences of civilization, and 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. aye 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 tnc six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are botH.buildin^ new edifice^ to accommodate their respective congregations, which hadjoutgrown 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. RANCH Property of .1. II. Adam-, In ft-w roiniM'.mitir-,, even in Southern California, can th«-r<-b<- found a people more universally imbued with civic pride than iiru the tili/cn* ol Covinu. The Covina Home Telephone. Company OL- ciipies its own building and furni»h<:-> a complete and efficient service. Suli»<:ritit-r-> have the UM: of over KOO phone-., including tree cc>ni.ccti<,ns v\ilh the t< \\ us <>l Axiit-a, (/leiii'oi-;i, San I'iiiiiin, Charter Oak, I r win dale and I'm-nte. The Covina lias Company, alv/ ,. local in ,1 it nt ion, furni.•>>)<:>, gas for boiti fuel and illumination. The San Gatirie.l l«ig'it and 1'owcr Company f ur in -,h---> lU'.ht lor Covina private homes and street-., which are well lighted by a complete s>* (em of incandescent lighu. Tin- Covina Land and Water Company, controlled by II. K. Mujitingiou. furnish'--*, the city with a pure w.ip:r hiipply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two .saving*, hanks. Our nton-h arc of high onlcr and all leading line.-, of biiaine>>.s are represented. The Vendome is a lir.->t-cla-,-> country hotel. Our clubs are. of a social, literary and nainical nature. The Mo.-iday afternoon Club, a ladie--' literary, federated organization, owning a hand.v.'ine club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue anil ('enter street; the Fort-ughtly, a gentleman 1 .-, literary club; the Amphion, a musical organization; and the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable ami charming building; the. San l/abriel Vailcy Auto Club with its sixty-fct:vtn auu;s n:akc frequent delightful rui.-t» over the fine roadways; jud the Covina Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horticultural ai<d public intei er.i.-,. Covina ha n also il^ full quota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks a.-> the Icidiug orange district of I,o-, Angeles county. Kl<-v«-n Completely equipped packing houses are required to prepare /or market ihe thousands of carload-, of oranges which are shipped from this point annually to the eastern market.,. In annual shipments C'.viiu rank* iir»t in l,<m Angeles county and third in the world. The raining of lemons is also a leading industry. liehides our citru.-. products, deciduous, fruits ai d berries of every kind are grown in abundance. Agriculture; products and grains grown on landosoulhwe*>t ol the city also form a leading =.our<,e of income. TOCATALINA Swift Service Via Southern Pacific Last Outward Landing; First Homeward Landing at San Pedro, INQUIRE OF AGENTS D, B, Schcnck, Agent. Covina .Phone 1-14 (,-31 TO CAMPING AND FISHING PARTIES for Charter By the Day, Week or Month, the Swift Cruising Launch SAN TOY CAPT. WILL MATTHEWS The World's Records for Ycllowtail and' Hlnclc Sea Mass are held by patrons of Will Matthews. For Terms Apply to W. II. MATTHEWS, Avalon, Catalina Island or Argus Office, Covina. KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL,. W. L. Griffiths A. Warner J. C. Thompson WITHS, WAUR & THOMPSON [Orange Groves, Walnut Orchards, Alfalfa and Walnut Lands. Covina and Baldwin Park Lots Selling Agents E, J. (Lucky) Baldwin's Lands Home Phone 1089 Branch Office Baldwin Park COVINA, CAI<. Barn Phone 240 Res. Phone* 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and (ictiUe. Homos, Careful Drivers Stylish Ki/'s W. Badillo St., on Hie new electric, line. COVINA, FOR SALE 5000 Acres of choice orange, fruit and farming LANDS in the celebrated San Joaquin Valley On main line ol railroad and near ^»n(\ town--,. Plenty ol waler rail he oMaim-d. Tin , land ioin- priscs some ol 'ilie ije-,i ID liie \alle\- and v,ill In- Mib- divhlcd into small inn:!', to ,11 it put'' liavr, and sold at low prices on easy term;,. Weekly lixcursions to view La ml J. H. MATTHEWS RI;AL LSTAJI- Sole District Agent Citrus A venue. Covina, Cal.
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