Covina Argus from Covina, California on September 5, 1908 · Page 7
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Origin of Blackmail. The etymology of the e "blackmail" is historically interesting. It appears to have its origin on the Scottish border and dating from tlnn»s when frequent political fends between the then two kingdoms of onr Islands tacitly justified a sort of perennial terrestrial buccaneering iis between borderers of each realm. Many of the** depredators were outlaws on both side? of the border. Their neighboring victims to save their cattle from being lifted sometimes compounded for safety by an annual payment as insurance to the bandits. This fee not only gave them immunity, but entailed them to protect them from rival freebooters. It was their "mnil." or "protection." The "mail" coach was no named because it had its armed guard with loaded blunderbuss on the dickey. But the mail paid by border farmers was not for honest royal protection, but for guardianship by thieves and hence was "black" mail, the color of block being typical of what was nefarious, whether in art or in guardianship, while the guardian of this stamp was known as the "blackguard 1 " of the district. The last named latter day term of reproach seems to have obtained Its expression originally as here described.—-London Field. Might as Wei! Enjoy It. Mr. Jackson, who had but -recently moved Into the suburb, knew hi;-' neighbors on either hand by sight only, and consequently on a cold winter's night when his home caught lire he was surprised and pleased by the alacrity with which they came to render their assistance. "Say," Jackson yelled excitedly to his right hand neighbor, "will you run down to the corner and turn in the alarm?" "I'm awfully sorry, sir," the man answered, "but I have a lame leg and can't run." "While I'm getting out some of the things will you yell fire?" said Jackson, turning to the other man. "Got laryngitis and can't yell," said the other in a stage whisper. Jackson gasped; but, pulling himself together, he exclaimed: "Well, both of you go into the house and bring out chairs, then sit down and enjoy the fire!"—Youth's Companion. A Woman and a Watch. "Women don't deserve to own watch es," recently remarked a jeweler. "They don't know how to take care of them. A woman bought a watch from my firm recently, and I gave her strict instructions to wind it every twenty- four hours and always at the same hour as nearly as possible. Two days later she came back with it and said it had stopped. Well, I found it had run down. I told her, but she Insisted she had wound it. Two or three days later she came back with the same complaint, and' again I tried to Impress her with the necessity for winding it. Again she Insisted she had done so and went away miffed. The third time she came I asked her to show me how she had wound it. Then I made a peculiar discovery. The wo'm,an was left banded, and in attempting to wind the watch she had wound it the wrong way. I've had peculiar experiences with customers, but that beats all."— New York Sun. Painting a Yawn. A picture by Miss Maud Earl, who has been called the lady Landseer, entitled "The Vagabonds," is a marvel- on:-; portrait 01' two decidedly hohemian Irish terriers, one of which is yawning widely at the spectator. Miss Earl found that her canine model would not yawn, so she had to sit In front of him and yawn herself for a long time. Suddenly lie took the hint and proved an admiruble sltier. But when the picture w:is exhibited it made all the people who came to see it yawn themselves, and Mb:s Karl used to mingle with the crowd iiiul watch with Intense amusement the yawns running round the company.—Ixmdou M. A. P. Japanese Womtn. We do not deny that in the days of old Japan women were tiiiight and trained to hold and did occupy a position inferior to that of man, although as mothers they were regarded with the highest respect ;ind devotion. Hut those days arc pine, and today our daughters are given full freedom to j live and act with perfect equality as | their sisters of the west, while our \ mothers retain their old positions of ! honor and esteem.—Japan Times. j Siege of Gibraltar. There have been many sieges of the famous rocli of Gibraltar, but the greatest was the one sustained from j the combined land and si-a forces of j France and Spain, 177!i-8'i. For four j years all the powers and resources of the science of the time were exhausted liy the assailants without success, Cn i der the inspiring leadership of Sir • (Jenrge Eliot the he-Meged more than held their own in one of the most , memorable sieges in all history. ; Answered. "Iio you dance on \oiir toes, Ml:-s Quick wit?" "Never, Mr. Clumsey. Other people do that for me." Ai.'l he didn't know ji:-n what she. iMiant uiitii he trie.! to jjvt another daiii.e \\it!i l;.-r. Very Handy. riosefist -ll ciist mi' o-, <-r ST/.i'pfio to give H:tlT> that co'irne ;u industrial arts. Hi'Hlso-—I'.ut he n,i;>! I.;- (juiti- haijily ui:h his tools i;o,v: t'losetist— Vv-s. aud the tirst jot, i:u did A.I-, to put ijj, av.iiiu,/-> on tlie biiud. 1 ) tij..- of the COVDMA "A City Among the Orange Groves" R above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. (Jillett of California, when he visited recently this f t iir gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more titling could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Uabriel Valley. Every boulevard and driveway for miles in every direction is flanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden with the perfume of the orange blossom and the trees laden with the golden i'ipe fruit. Along 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 flor a 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 Madre range, with their SHOW crowns shining ancl sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beat.ty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed iti broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of incuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Coviua for more than a casual glance about him. Many things lie will treasure in mcmorv are to be seen in and about the pretty burg, BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the bouieseeker 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 (lowering 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 Sputhern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Pacific Electric, xvhich furnishes hourly service, with a running time of 35 minutes, through many miles of the finest oranire groves. The public schools of Covina are the pride of the people and the buildings are constructed after tbe 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 a-ud West. Grammar school graduates accredited in tne high schools of California and all other states. The people of Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches arc well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which bad outgrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid good social and moral envi rr ' <w '"" 1 npr<? a " 'deal community. Carnegie library, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An es ue ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ''dren's reading room. 1IJ/OKAI) t KAN'CH Property of .1. II. Adams In few commuukic.i. cv n in Southern California, can the-re be found a people more universally imbued with civic pri<!'- than ,n •<•. the citi/ens of Covina. The Covina MONK: Telephone Company <><.- I'-mii'M its o'.vn miiidiug am. I urni.->h«-.-> a complete and ellicienl service. Subs', ri hers have' the u-.e "f over '--CO piiom », :m .i.i.n.g IM-I- i < nnecl ions v. itli t lie tov. us of A/UM'I, (<lcndoi a, San I >'nn,i-,, ( hai u-r t)al<. Ir-.vindale and I'u-.n'.-. '1 ne Covina <;as Company, alv.a local instil ut ioi., f urni.sbe-. g a s for b,;!i fu-'l ; n<l illumination. T.ie San dat.ricl Light and Po'.vcr Company furnishes light for (Covina private hoir.'-s and -.'in.:,:!-,, -.•. r.i Ii ar.- '.vi i! lighted by a complete »yitem of i nc.a micscen t lights. TheCovina Land and \V..tt-r Company, ••• jntrolh.-d by H. K. Uuntington, f urn i.-die.-, the i.ity with a pure water .-.iipply under'•••: ".ell.-n' pr..-^->u/*:. '.V': nave t wo national and t wo sa vi ii|^ .-> r ia nk». < )nr r,ti<rch ar<: of iii;;h order a id a'.l :.-.-idin!j- line-, of '.i,\-\i,<:~~ art: ri-pre-en led. The V'endomc i-, a dr.-.'-cla-.^ country hoti.-l. O-)r .-luro are-<f ;: -o-;i:il. literary and musical naturi:. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladie-.' lit -rar-, ;'(•: rit-:'l >r^',: ii ;•/.;: • ion, ov/ning a handiome clulj-hoiir,(; <;ii the '.01 ner of Citrus avcmu: and Cente-r ^tro-t: tm- !•'• r .:«U'h 'I v, a ^i;iitletiian'.-> literary club; the Amphion, a mti.iical organix.a t ion ; aj/'i tr<- <'ovina ' ,•!..!:'i-y • '. i '•, ••'! '•> '• op- <1 -.vitn a -,i.it,.bie .iiid charming building; tin: San (i.ihricl '.'alley .\.-ti, '';-,!, v. it li :' - -1 A '•>•.-('. t n ;: i.l< i ii.a ke i n i j i.ie lit del ii/ b 11 u 1 n. >ir, >.'. i r \ he /, ne n •;K', v. ay -.; and t i.e C<. . iua V ai'.-', I-ar.i.- r - i.i.b, «.e , </.i d to h'.rt i, ,istiin. i a i.d pu bli«.. in n-rc-.t -.. Co\ini» ha-% aiso i'. liil I -,--.• :i.ii riiiik.-. .' - M.i. .e id;ng or a ngi: f!i^tri(.» -if LO-. A ngeie^ count y. i-'.i.-v< -n ' omplelciy <-'j i.j ppni i,a. kiiu i.o.i -.••.-> ar-- ." ....:'••(: to ;<r.-par.- f>,r market tu.- t i.'.i. -,,: nd -, of '. a r!-',-.](!-. of or a !.;;•--. -.-. i.i^ h ar- - hi j/ ; ,- r , ... -. u% p ,i;.- ;...!.. ,•.,.-, t. ; Uic ea-.1«;ri. n.arke'-,. Jn ui.i.u-.il ^hipii.ento (.oviii.i rat.)-:-, lif-,t iu J,o-, At-!"-l'-.-> .'oui/tv a:... •:.:!''. n. \':><: v/o.-ld. '1 be ral-.i.ig of it-n.' r.-, 1* aUoa leading indu.-.trv J'.e-,Kle-, our ..itru-, pf'-d..- ;-..-- .:.. ,M-. i ruils ai d i/.-rrie.s of every kind a n; grown in aou m!a IK <-. A gi j< ni I ura. prouu. 1.-3 and ,;/...i.-. gr>..'. n on .and.-.^o 1 .. tii v. c-/. o! trie city ^ii-.o form a Jejdi'ng BOUH.U './ int.omi:. Wliy not buy your MILL FEED where you £et the best for the least money? We make a specialty of Rolled Bat-ley always fresh CHiok.ed Reed of the most approved brands, tested by years of experience by poultry fanciers. HfgH Grade Rertlllzerss sold on unit basis. You pay for what you fret and what you pay for. Deliveries made to all parts of the valley. San Gabriel Valley Milling Co. Feel Bad To Day? How's your stomach? Sour—weak—nervous—shaky? Bad taste? Last night's dinner didn't agree? Well, just step over to the drug store and get a bottle of Kodol For Indigestion and Dyspepsia Take a good, liberal dose, and you will bo surprised how good it will make you feel. Kodol makes weak stomachs strong. Kodol is pleasant arid palatable. Kodol digests all the food you eat. Keeps the Stomach Sweet CAN WK INTKK'KST YOU IN HARNESS AND LEATHER dOODS? manufacturers in that line in the San (labriel Valley. Dealers in whips, robes, saddlery-hardware, and all equipments for horse and stable. Reasonable prices, llif^'h f»rade ^'oods. Covina Harness &, Saddlery Co. Phone 1170 FOR SALE 5000 Acres of choice orange, fruit and farming LANDS in the celebrated San Joaquin Valley On main line of railroad and near jjood towns. I'lciityol water can be obtained. Thi-, land comprises some of the be-vt in tlie valley and wiil be subdivided into small tracts to suit purchasers and sold at low prices on easy term v. Weekly Excursions to view Land J. H. MATTHEWS RI-AL l;STATli Sole District Agent Citru-, A venue

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