Covina Argus from Covina, California on June 27, 1908 · Page 7
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TRY THE 1^ 4, COVINA FURNITURE CO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. O- CUSTER, Manager Youemlte Valley. Yosctnito Valley is now reached daily after short and pleasant trip via Sn itheni I'aeilie. to Merced. Yonemitc. Valley Railroad and 1.1 miles stage ridf. Iiifiiriiintion may he had at Siitithern I'aeilie oflic.o. A TRICK OF THE TRADE. fear This In Mind When You Purchase Art Treasures Abroad. A warning to picture buyers that ras published in Paris by the versatile and fiery Frenchman, M. Uochc- fort. may well be laid to heart by wealthy Americans and others who are disposed to purchase works of art on their faco value nnd without challeriji- ing the credentials thai; an: ia\ i.-Iily paraded. It is of course the piclnro dealers in Paris who need In lie specially watched, and M. Hocliefort tells n good story in illustration >f the en re that should be used. A customer hnd bought an authentic picture by an old master in an excellent state of preservation and expressed his intention of taking it with him. The dealer, on the other hand, insisted strongly on sending it home by one of his employees. "If you are afraid that we will change the picture, you have only got to write your name on the back," said tfio shopman. But the customer had his way. When he reached home, he undid his purchase and discovered that a copy of the original canvas had been nailed behind the genuine picture, so that if the customer had placed his signature ou the back of the picture he would have written It on the copy. The dealer would have maintained that that was the picture he had bought, and the original w.ould have remained In the possession of the dealer. — Argonaut. TOO STRONG A BLUFF. The Boy Meant Well, but Carried His Instructions Too Far. The proprietor of one of New York's fashionable hotels was talking about the crush that restaurants experience on New Year's eve, Washington's birthday and other holidays. "But I must not boast," said he. "It Is- bad luck. A grocer in my boyhood told me that. The grocer said that he had once engaged a new boy and had exhorted this boy always to give customers the impression that they were very busy. " 'Whether we are actually busy or not, say we are busy,' the grocer said. 'Tell people* we are, for they like to deal with brisk, go ahead Orms that do a large trade.' • "Well, an hour or so later a brougham droye up, ami the rich judge's wife entered. She did not stay long. The boy looked after her. And on he,r departure the grocer said to the boy; "'Did Mrs. Judge Brown leave a very large order, James?' " 'She was goin' to,' said the boy. 'She had a list as long as yer arm. But I looked mad and told her we was so busy I hardly seed how I could stop to tend to her, so she said, beln' as, she was in a hurry, she'd just go next' door.' "—Exchange. ECCENTRIC HOGARTH. Incidents in the Life of the Vain an-d Able Artist. ITognrth, ono uf (he ablest and cor- faiu'iy niio of (lie vainest arfists that England lias produced, was as a painter hardly recognized lii his lit'othne, to his hitler grief and disappointment. lie inside money ou f of his prints, hut conltl only sell his picture:-! with dilli- culty and at. low prices. Yel. \\Tisiler mice declared that Hogarth was our greatest painler. lie | painiod some iidnilralile porlrsiils, liiit | his inaiiner was (no independent and his Inutile too sharp for success in a profession llrit requires a certain amount of diplomacy and much patience. I To resented any criticism of Ills work, and there is a story of a very ugly peer whom he painted that Illustrates this. The portrait was returned to the artist. It was, In fact, too good a likeness. But Hogarth declined to alter it in the least and told Ids sitter that unless the portrait was paid for in three days lie would add a tall to the figure and sell it to a wild beast showman to iising outside one of his can-wans. The poor paid the money and instantly destroyed the picture. More curious still is a story of Hogarth's absence of mind. When the sale of his prints had made him prosperous, he set up a carriage and one day went in it to visit the lord mayor. While be was In the Mansion House the weather became stormy, and Hogarth, who happened ro go out at a different door, after vainly searching for a hackney coach, walked home through the rain and was soaked to the skin. He had entirely forgotten his carriage.—Modern Society. HIS LIFE MASK. The Art of Saint Gaudens. His angels and caryatids are not classical goddesses, but modern women, lovely, but with a personal and particular loveliness, not insisted upon, but delicately suggested. And it Is not the personality of the model who chanced to pose for them, but an invented personality, the expression of the nobility, the sweetness and the pure miudedness of their creator. And in such a figure as that of the Adamh memorial In Hock Creek cemetery in Washington his Imaginative power reaches to a degree of Impressivencss almost unequaled in modern art. One knows of nothing since the tombs of the Medici that fills ono with the same hushed awe us this shrouded,, hooded, deeply brooding figure, rigid with contemplation, still with an eternal stillness, her soul rapt from her body on some distant quest. Is she Nirvana? Is she the peace of God? She- has been given many names. Her maker would give her none. Her meaning Is mystery. She Is the everlasting enigma.—Kenyou Cox in Atlantic. Fishing With Forty Foot Rods. In sea fishing nt Biarritz, France, some remarkably long and heavy rods are employed.. We think a twenty foot salmon rod or roach pole is a pretty good length, but our friends at Biarritz use rods, over forty feet m length. In fishing from the walk at the lighthouse the rods are balanced on the railing by means of a wood rest fitting the Iron bare. A Hue about the. length of the rod is used, three or four hooks and a light sinker. At La Pohite Plate rods of lesser length ami weight are used, but even these urn not featherweights by any means. Heels, according to Vicomte Henri do France, are kiiouu to these sea anglers, but are seldom used.—London Fishing Gazette. The Word "Engine." "Engine" Is a noteworthy instance t,t specialization and also of verbal development. "Ingen" originally in Latin meant only something "Lorn in" a man, but the derivative words from that have diverged so wideiy that "ingenious" ai!-:l "Ingenuous," one of which can so easily l<e mi>printed for tin; other, no-v rank almost :is contradictories. And from the "ingenious" man to the "engine," which he contrived, is a great s'cp. Moreover, the wLu calls it au "in -t.-u'' is right! The Actor's Breezy Story of the Way It Was Taken. A famous actor entertaining some ladies at dinner showed them his life mask, then told them with feeling how the musk had been made. "They put me in a chair," ho said, "tied a towel around rny head, plugged my oars with greased wool and stuck a quill in each nostril. " 'Shet yer eyes. 1 said the workman, drawing near with a ladle and a large steaming tureen of pink plaster of paris of the consistency of thick soup, and ho slapped the stuff on my face In great ladlefuls. 1 could-,feel itrun r ning down j iny collar c , and- over my chest just aa soup iwould .haVe"Afionet I motioned with my hands •jvll'dly. Tlitf man laughed. '/, , ; : " That's all right, boss,' he said, and kept slapping the hot, horrible, slimy stuff upon me. "He stopped when my face was lc- cased in a half iurh coat of plaster. He told me It would dry and harden In a few minutes. It did, but the minutes were nwful. As the plaster dried it seemed to shrink, shrinking my skin with it. In a lituvlred places I was pinched and pricked as though by tiny crab claws. And tho heat of the thing! And the difficulty of breathing through the quills stuck In KI.V nostrils! Then, very carefully, very slowly, they drew the hardened cast from my face. I gripped the chair arms and shrieked. Did it pull? Did It tear? Let us draw a veil over tlu* painful scene." The actor smiled and handed his life mask about. "Bel.")ld," he wild, "tho result of my suffeilug! It looks like a particularly dull uad Inanimate false face, doesn't it?" Photqgraphy. Practical photography first saw the light in 183!). On Feb. 'J.\ of that year Talbot, who had obtained permanent prints and camera Images as early as 1835, published his process. Daguerre's was published on Aug. 19, and somewhere between thoce two dates Ponton in a paper read at the Hoyal Scottish Society of Arts made known to the world his discovery that soluble organic matter in the presence of an alkaline bichromate v,-as rendered Insoluble by exposure to light, a discovery the value of which was not recognized for some years, but which IK the ImKla of all that is Included la "process work." The Dark and Bloody Ground. Before the whito man began to explore Kentucky, about tho middle of the eighteenth century, the region was a vast bunting ground for many large tribes of the south, north and east, nnd between thcj-.o tribes there was continuous conflict for the possession of U<a rich game privileges. Later on, when flie white people Mettled In the territory, tht;lr struggle with the red men was more blttor and persistent than in almost any other section of the continent; hence the sanguinary name that wan given to the territory, "Hie Dark and Blor^ly Ground."—New York Amerl'-aii. Whist. An a'"'<juaintaiict; tit Talleyrand once rci:.arl-.c,i to him th:,t lie did not think it worth !;!.-- while to learn the game of uhi.«t. Tai;e> rand'* reply h:i.-i !,,-<-n rc- iiifinU-ri-il iiniii (hi-, day: "Nui know •Ahi-t, young in.-ii;? 'Vli'it a ili-ma! dii| <;.": yi,u ;.re |)ivj,.tn:;;i for yoiir.-.eit ','' About Teeth Mouth germs and acids generated from food cause decay in teeth. The germs can be destroyed with antiseptic oils. The acids can be neutralized | XKW YOKK \v.-\u, I-APKR o>. WALL PAPER BARGAINS Another carload just received, (iood Wall 1'aper ono cent a roll. I*inc. Uilt Paper 5c a roll. Best Moire Ceilings ,->c a roll. Ingrains, Raw Silks and Varnished Tiles. The P.cst Patterns of the Host Mak- Free, sample books to everybody. with milk of mapncsia. I Cor. Tenth and Main Sts., Phone K"l M Toothpaste is made with milk of magnesia as a base; antiseptic oils to'de- stroy germs; aromatics for flavor; precipitated chalk as a polish. Use Boradent and add years to the life of your teeth. Al ill Trey . 25 »•<• Q. W. MARSH Practical I • CARRIAGE: AND AUTO I Ipaintcr Shop opposite Postoffice COVINA J. R. Conlee Realty Co. Successors to Hnulshaw Urns., .US Bradbury Bldg-. MONKY TO LOAN from private parties at a. low rate of interest. City and country property for sale. Business intrusted to us will be given prompt uttenti.n. 7-21 KILL THE COUCH AND CURE THE LUNGS WITH Dr. King's New Discovery FOR OUCHS PBICR Me A $1.00. Trial Bottle Free AN!) ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES. GUARANTEED SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED. 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. We 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 wjll guarantee you 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 ICxoursiotis from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in tlie Kast without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of M'J, and across Oreat Salt Lake—"going to sea on a. train." D. U. SCHKNCK, Agont. Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phono 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific I<os Angeles Ollice, 600 S. Spring SI.,, corner Sixth Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. Building Contractor COVINA, CAL. Glendora Furniture btore Attention Please! If you are in need of any house furnishings it will pay you to get prices of us before buying. We have the goods, all kinds, and at very low prices. We can save you money if you will give us a chance. Phone us about window shades. See us about Undertaking and Embalming Latest Methods Everything guaranteed as represented. Goods delivered anywhere in the valley free of charge. P. A. S RIM EARS 1 >RO1 'RIBTOR f'hone 166

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