Covina Argus from Covina, California on November 21, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, November 21, 1908
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LARGE GROWTH IN BUSINESS Kellar-Thomason Mfg. Co. Advertising Covina. "A man catne iu here, the other day, and said bis automobile had been put out of commission completely for four weeks because he couldn't get the broken part, replaced until it came by express from the east. He was a business man. He needed his machine evpry hour of the flay. We asked him to let us see the broken part, and in a few hours we bad his machine doing business for him again as well as usual. "Another man bad a serious break in a deep-well pump just at a time when his alfalfa needed water the worst way. He was in a hurry to have it fixed up. We put our repair men to work on the job and the result was that his water was flowing down over his land agaiu. That's what we're getting every day; jobs from the ranchers here to mend lanoh machinery of every description. We want this trade, and it ia a good thing to point out that there is no other shop capable of doing this work between Los Angeles and Pomona." One of the membeis of the firm of Kellar-Thomason Mfg. Co. made this remaik in a quiet way tbe other flay, and it brought to the mind of the Argus writer the feasibility of keening this fact before the minds of the people in tbia vicinity. Covina has the only largely equipped machine shop in tbe valley, and the work which is being done there is surprising. It has come to be known now that not only is tbe town doing business from an agricultural standpoint, but the very fact that BO much farming machinery is being used, makes room for a large machine shop in tbe town, and this firm baa demonstrated their ability to handle all kinds of work . which may be needed in the valley. THE BUSINESS ADVERTISES. The Kellar-Thomason Mfg. Co.'s plant, near tbe Southern Pacific depot in Covina, waa installed for the purpose of making tbe firm's inventions, the "KT" valves and gates for irrigation purposes. This business has grown-to be a-large one, nnd ia one of the most important factors in advertising Covina, for thin product is being sold all over the Pacific Coast, many orders going into Idaho and Montana in the reclamation districts and through tbe states of Texas and Oregon the "KT" valves are in use, all Bearing the name of the firm and tbe name of the town where they are manufactured. The United States government recently contracted with this firm for a consignment of their machinery, to be used at Rupert 'Idaho, in the reclamation service,and the order has been filled. The Gulf Coaat Irrigation Company of Ray mondville, Texas, has the "KT" valves in use, and a firm in Spokane, Washington, has regular orders with this firm. These are some of the or, ders shown on tho firm's order hook, but the bulk of the lively business tbe IImi is engaged in is to be found distributed over the state of California. IRRIGATION A SCIENCE. The reason foi tbe large trade iu the state, and especially in Southern California is given by the firm in the opinion that Southern California is much farther advanced iu the modern system of irrigating lands than auy other portion of the world. The southern part of tbe state also has more valuable lands to irrigate, whore it pays to have the best appliances iu operation. The systems of irrigation instituted by this firm have almost completely revolutionized the methods of irrigation in Southern California, and the efforts along the linen of invention of this comparatively small flrrn in Covina, has had much to do with placing Southern California in a respectful position on the question of irrigation. Four expert machinists are kept, at work on the department of making the "KT" pipe moulds, which are sold to ranchers and to pipe-making concerns. The firm bus ten man at work in all, which includes one of the best, blacksmiths in ibi- et«te, who is kept busy doing repair work and the welding for the general irnik- itig of machinery. A trip through tbe factory is vv<-ll worth the time of any resident here, for it will open hia eyes to the amount of machinery in- Ktallc-d, and the facility tor doing all kinds nf wink. The tirni liab 11 f.av roll amounting !'j nearly tuo hundred dollars, fiuiihhim,' (tii.ployrnent for f-.\ jit'it nu'diunio, and ii-.sihting general tiiibini-ib in the t<,un. ENLARGING cjI'ARTKRS. Since thfc tiu-iiies-, Ugai; to take on larger j;n.|n.i lie ii=. I hi- Him lia.i an nexed tho bull dine which was formerly the old livery stable in the rear of the factory, nnd this ia now a stock and etote room, containing the finished product In liirge quantities, from which tho shipments are made. Among the inventions which this firm lias msdo a success of, is the portable hydrant, for use in irrigating alfalfa. This arrangement hns taken the place of the fixtures to staudpipes winch were so costly, inasmuch as they were faatetied to each stand-pipe, necessitating the employment of thorn for each pipe. Thp "KT" invention nnikes it possible for the alfalfa rancher to save every drop of bis water, and at the some time employ hut two of the portable machines. Many of these are in use all over the valley and arc completely successful. ONE RANCHER'S HOME. George Anderson Erect* Residence Beautifully Designed and Comfortable. Los Angeles In the Lead. Los Angeles county has surprised even its own citizens by the umm- jotn vote cast in tho Preaidental election. Complete returns, aa announcer 1 officially by tbe Board of Suprr- visors, show that iu the cor aty 75,103 votes were cast. Of tb^se, 43,328 were in Los Angeles city anu 31,775 in tbe outside precincts. In tbe State election two years ago tbe vote was considered unusually heavy; then tbe total vote for city and county was 50,829. This year Los Angeles county has the double honor of winning the State banner for the greatest Republican majority and for casting the heaviest vote of any county in the State. Unofficial reports from the north place the vote of San Francisco at 63,000, or 12,000 votes less than that of Los Angeles county. Politicians are deeply interested in the election returns showing tbn total vote cast, as it presages a radical change in the complexion of the State Legislature after tbe apportionment which will follow the Federal census of 1910. LEFT AT POST. Ten years ago San Francisco cast twice the number of votes cast in Los Angeles county. She received on tbia busts eighteen Assemblymen to nine for Los Angeles, and nine Senators to five for LOB Angeles. Tbe vote in San Francisco has not fallen away, but that of Los Angeles county bas more tban doubled. As soon as tbe next legislative apportionment is made Los Angelas will have a larger county delegation in Sacramento than San Francisco will have. Tbia means a great deal to tbe politicians. Where the balance of power was held formerly by the water front in San Frnnciaco, it will now veer toward the "long hairs" from the Prohibition wards and cities of Los Angelas county. Tbis will necessitate a marked change in the personnel of the lobby at Sacramento. There will not be party prohibitionists in the Legislature from Los Angeles county, as the genuine prohibitionists here are Republican on State and national issues; it will simply mean that the Republican delegation to the Legislature from this county will bo opposed to the liquor interests and the liquor lobby. NO REPUBLICAN APATHY. Republican and Democratic leaders alike are surprised at the heavy vote in the national election in Los Angeles county. Each estimated the number of votes likely to be cust at about 65,000. Tbe result show.*; that the supposed Republican apathy did not exist. In tbe county the vote was heavy, especially in the fruit districts. This indicates that tho citrus interests were careful that Los Augeles county should vote "right" on the tariff. In the process of erection n street ia one of tho many ttnu homes that have been added to the Covina residence section, in the past six months, the home of George Anderson, nn ornuge rancher, who hns struck n happy thought in designing the building. The house is tho architectural design of M. 13. Fol- soui, who recently erected the Collins home in Charter Onk, and will cost ovoi 84000. Built 'u the modernized California style of I'robHocturo, it seems to fit favorably int-i Its California surroundings. When I'nisbed Mr. Anderson will tare one o the most comfortable nnd all' active homes in the city. The dir.ensiot'.fl are forty by thirty-five fjet, w'.tb porchea of cement, and, and n pergola for climbing and roses. The reception hall from whitib tho broad verahda opens into, id to be also n living room iu every sense of tbe wofl, and on the lower floor is a large dining k'oom, sleeping room and r jreen povch at the rear. The fror c veranda occupies tbe entire front of tbe building. Upstairs there ia r\ big landing ; from which three r.iry sleeping rooms ere grouped, with n screened sleeping room, without which no California home is quite complete in these clays of the new ideas iu building. There is an upper balcony, and tho bathroom ie a thoroughly equipped and roomy adjunct to the house. Mr. Folwom is designing several homes iu this vicinity. THE PYGMY EARTM. Sciplo Craig, Well Known Editor, Dead. Scipio Craig, for tho past twenty years editor of tbe Hedlands Citro- graph, of which be was the founder, died at the Lama Linda Hanitariiun. ! He wan a prominent member of the National Editorial association and WHH tor years actively identified with tbe development of tbe citrus indns try, which be had watched almost from itn earliest inception. I Death was not. unexpected, aa Mr. iCruiK had been seriously 111 nix weeks. Publication of the Citroaraph has ibeen suspended permanently. This ; action WHS taken in compliance with the reijtiesl of decedent. He bad said frequently that when lie could not personally guide the dc-Blinies of the paper he uiiihed it suspended. Thfe CitrofrEraph wiig the pioneer iievtMpuper of Kediamls. K'.r Hiile Two hunn'i .li. k(ti\<; and <.\in, ir-i'i t'.'.o (.Vbt IS. :5-"i, v.ill .-ill l';r Air-i. G. J-'. l'i<-.-((, a. I'b'-iif Pomona College Dedication Plans. Programs have been received for the twentieth anniversary of Pomona college, and special dedicntions at Cluremont Nov. '20 and 21 of tbe Frank P. Brackett observatory, the Albert K. Smiley dormitory and (be Andrew Carnegie library. Prof. George E. Hale delivered an address iu Holmes' ball at 8 p.m. yesterday. The general program for today is as follows; 10:30 a.m., academic procession to cew' buildings; 1 :30 p.m., opportunity for inspection of grounds and buildings; 2 p.m., exercises at tbe church; 8 p.m., concert by Choral union, Holmes ball. These exercises will be held at tbe observatory: Presentation of keys by Llewellyn Bixby, '01; reception of keys to Prof. P. P. Brackett, director oflbe observatory; prayer of dedication, Rev. Stephen G. Emerson, San, Diego. PJxercises for tbe dedication of the dormitory are to b« as follows: Delivery of keys, by Charles E. Ric.h- nids; reception of keys, by President George A. Gates commission; of keys to Prof. E. C. Norton, dean of the college; prayer of dedication, Rev. Grant K. Lewis, Long Bench. For the dedication of the library this will be the order to be followed: Delivery of keys, by Rev. C. B. Humner; reception of keys, by President George A. Gates; commission of keys to Prof. A. D. Bissoll, chairman of library corn mitten; prayer of dedication, Rov. C. G. Baldwin, !).!>., Palo Alto, first president Pomona college. The Green Marshall Company's Talk on Paint. We manufacture almost everything in the paint line and guarantee every article. Price* consistent with the quality of our goods. You will find our Delected hard oil finish and pure mixed paints now on Kale at C. II. Kistler's paint and wall paper store Phone No. Si. Vast Dimensions of the Sun us C«m- parfd With the World. A dime UHil nt imnV length from the eye \\ P.I much moco (him cover the entire disk of the sun. If it won 1 placed at the exact point of cohirideiiro nnd Its diameter and distance, from the ejo accurately measured. !t mlgh< lie used as a means of (leterminiiiK the film's diameter, his distance he'.ii.n known. The foremost philosophers of long npo would have been nppnllcd nt the true statement of both the sun's distance nnd Its size. The sun's diameter Is nhout 80(1,000 miles. It Is bewildering to he assured thnt It would take 1,,'HX>,000 earths to equal the -sun In volume. If the Interior of that truly gigantic Kioto were hollow nud the earth were placed at Its "enter with the moon revolving nhout It nt Its usual mean distance of nearly 2-10,000 miles, there would still exist a vacuity between the moon iytd (he Inclosing shell of the sun of nearly UOO,- 000 miles. This Is perhaps the most graphic nnd Impressive Illustration possible of the sun's colossal bulk. We must note, however, thnt tho density of the sun la only nhout one-quarter thnt of the earth, so that It would weigh only ns much ns JWO.OOO enrths In very round numbers tho sun's weight iuny he stated nt two octillion tons, which If expressed In figures would require almost ns many ciphers •s n newspaper line can accommodate. A very comprehensive Illustration of the pygmean dimensions of the i»::rt.l: ns compared wlHi the sun Is to represent the Intter by n Rlohp two feet In diameter nnd the er-.n by a cln!nt\ pen. And yet the i ttle pea weigh." more than six toim. AH tn the solar Biirfnee. It i ' uome 12.000 times thnt of our planet. Yet the sun when compared wllh Us true peers. the slnrs, Is not only of extraordinary elze, but In nil probability '« .only to be ranked among the medluir self luminous bodies which sparkle Ir "heaven's ebon vault." And beenusc of lip spotted ness It has n place, although , bumble one, nmong the "vurli, ble' FATE AND A NAME. For Runt- -Five room cottnge on West Cj press avenue, water in b"u&o and nil modern conveniences. Address II Miller, Phone fiU.'IH. ff Why not buy your Stockholders' Annual Meeting. To the stockholders of the Covina CitrtiB Association: Please take notice that annual meeting' of the stockholders of the Co- viiiH Citrus Association will lie- held at the office of the company, in the city of Covina, I<os Angeles county, California, on Monday, the 30th day of November, 1'XiH, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing directors and for the transaction of such other business as rnay properly come before the meeting-. (',. N. ATW<>OJ>, Secretary. Call and See Us If 3011 need anything in the HAKNKSS line and we wii) #ive tht: best f^ood-> at the !uwi--,t price. Satisfaction guaranteed. Covfrie* Harness & SaclcJIer Co. John, When Borne by Royalty, Seems Linked With Misfortune. ft In liiferostfiiR nnd somewhat curious to note the persistence with whlcb misfortune has dogged Hie nnine of "John" when borne by royal pcrsous. although no 111 omen seems fo nt'nch to It In the enso of ordinary cltl/OMB. For Instance, King .John of Kugiand hns alwn.vH been regarded, whether altogether 'justly or not, us n n'OHt Infamous prlnco. Job u of Fnince WDM taken cnptlve by the Black Prince, nml John Bnlllol of Bcotlntu* W«B most thoroughly despised by al« countrymen on account of his fawning attitude toward the Engl' a. Robert III. of Scotland changed ;ila name from John, but this did r : save him from hla destiny. lie hlr«n.'* was a orlpplt: and died of n brrjcen heb. lf , the most tragic fates bnvl 1 3 overtaken nl' mos- dear to him. John I. of 1? hernia wan blf.'d. Th» Pope John I wan Imprisoned ny th< king of the troths, and Pope .Yolm It. was driven rom Pome by Ihr I Mike, of Tuscany. I'o, •» 3«>!m X7. wn» ImprlH. oued by his broth« ' and in .supposed to have been poisoned. .. fttie similar to that of I'ope John XIV. Popu John XV. was forced to II co from Homo nnd died of fever In Tuscany. John XVI., dubbed tho "antlpopo," after a troubled career, was brutally torlurcd and consigned lo a dungeon for the brief re- mnlmlor of Ills life. John I. of ( 'onslnntlnople was poisoned; John II. was killed while hunllnK wild boar, and John III. wan de'hroned, his oyen put out and left to die In prln- on. John I. of rnstilo was killed by n fall from his liorco. In nrii riy nny ineiins n complete list of the nniiicky Jolum. hut It nerves to show the fatality which seems to cling about the nnmo Iu HO far an royalty In concerned. --Chicago HeeorU- Hornld. Doug'i. Ihxigh IH nmde out of wheat, rc'il estate, nil, Dlonil.'ire nnd nuiga/lne nr- tlcles. lint dough made of wheat IH no btlckler than any other. J)ough IK Ihf prior fact to bread, molor cars, Htoain yachts and collect IOIIK of old books. It IH the staff of high lire. If Imlilllern matrimony and purveys the lovely HCttlululH WC I'OiHl jllldDl. If gOfH glrjH vent nff to college and lilted lo lie Noinothln;,' more Kjiecincular than mere wives and mothers. It curxclh them that go In for II, but not unto I he third und fourth generaUiiim. \\'o are too good spenders for thai. It Is from dough that (he dowdy, the dull unit the dotty derive distinction other wise .- J'uck. MILL FE where yon j>;ct the best for tho. least mono We make a specialty of Rolled always fresh of t'.ic most approved brands, tested by year i of expcriecc ; by poultry fanciers. HlgH Grade Rertllt^ers sold on unit basis. You pay for what y )U get and g( t what you pay for. Deliveries made to all parts of the > alley. San Gabriel Va lley Milling Co. Eat What You want of the food you need Kodol will digest it. Ton n«oC a sufficient amount of food wholesome food and more than tills you need to fully digest It. Else you run't pain strength, nor Can you strengthen your stomach If It Is weak. You must cat In order to live and maintain s'uruuKth. You must not diet, because tho body requires that you oat a Hutllc- tont ftmotiitt of food regularly. But t'/ils food muKt bo digested, It must be digested thoroughly. VF.'-'cn the stomach can't do It, yrn must take something that will &r' ( p the stomach. The proper way to do Is to eat *hat you want, and let Kodol digest the food. Nothing else can do thlfl. When the stomach IH weak It nuedfi help; you must help It by giving it rqit, and Kodol will do that. Our Guarantee Go to your druggist today, and! purchase a dollar bottle, and If you can honcKtly Ray, that you did not receive any Ixincllts from It, after using the entire bottle, the druggist will refund your money to you without question or delay. We will pay the druggist the price of tho bottle purchased by you. This offer applies to the large bottle only and to but one tn a family. We could not afford to make such an offer, unless we positively knew what Kodol will do for you. It would bankrupt us. The dollar bottle contains 2M times, as much as the fifty cent bottle. Kodol is miulo at the laboratorfett of E. C. DeVVltt & Co., Chicago. Barn Phone 240 K(>s. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Saddle Horses W. Badillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, Smooth Surface Roofing An ufMolultly new proccx* that renUI/i all wcalhen Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill and Lumber €2, I ionic 14H, Suiitict 2.S.L ""• Covina, Cat. $S$$$«S«$$S^ Phone Hume 1 !7u Making Sure. "I pay as I go," declared (be pompous ril I /.en. "Not u'Mlo i'ni running lit. .art- menls," declared tin; junilor. 'Y< ''II ;uiy as you move In,"- -Louisville Courier-Journal. Wisdom of the Seer. Young Lady -SVill the young man I itlll <•!!(,'''! -'''(I lO lllilk(; a K<i<ttl llllhllltllll't . Korlunc Tel !<-r It's up to you lo in;ik« ' I ;.'<<< •<! iiu-lianit of liiia All liai) bus i )iinii|s arc self mad':,-- New Vork World. Bor"/l;/-'b R canon. I.lllii- I'.iiU.y u;i,-; Kiyln;; jj|.. prayers |l li,-. iii'/lli'-r'.i kiii-i-, bill, i-.o rapidly tL;il r.)u- a:-t.i'i) liim why lie dn| not b]ii-;i I: ni'iri- '-In v. !y . "\if< a u • c, \'»i| I. iiD'.','." IK- replied, "It V. iiM.'d keep ::JI Ifie 'il'icr "li iidfu.'J walt- lllj^." I,il«J/ilJI 1)1 1'tl. Contract I-OR YOUR Now ORANGE and LEMON trees. FRUIT TREES, assorted. EUCALYPTUS, leading varieties. PALMS for street planting. WE CAN supply anything you wish in the TKEE and ORNAMENTAL line. l)n>|) in ittid talk it uvi-r with a-.. Covina Nurseries Home Phone 125 222 East College St.

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