Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 12, 1908 · Page 3
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W COVINAFURNITURECO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR ((WRINGS SAFEST PLACE TO TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley is now readied daily after short and pleasant trip via Southern Pacific to Merced, Yosemite Valley Railroad and 12 miles slape ride. Information may be had at Southern Pacific office. AN ACCURATE CLOCK. Th* Timepiece In the Observatory ft Columbia University. In the observatory of Columbia university Is one* of the most accurate nlocks In the world. It Ims run for several months with a mean error of only fifteen-thousandths of n second and a maximum error of thirty-thon- snndths of a second per day. That means that It does not vary more than half a second a month, or six seconds • year. Compare this with the first pocket timepiece, the "animated egg of Nuremberg," which required winding twice a day and varied an hour and a half In the same time! Compare It with some of the highest priced watches manufactured today, which often vary more than ten seconds a week, and you will have some Idea of the refinements In the science of measuring time. Yet even this accuracy Is surpassed by some famous timepieces, if the trade magazines are to be believed. There have been accounts In them of clocks or watches that have varied less than a second In periods as long as ten years. The clock at the University of Columbia Is an astronomical clock. It Is surrounded by a glass case In which a partial vacuum is maintained, and In* order that the cnse may not be opened or disturbed the winding Is done automatically by electricity. The clock Is eet up In a room especially constructed to keep It free from jar or vibration. The temperature and barometric conditions are maintained practically constant, and every possible precaution \a taken to minimize the errors of the running mate.—New York World. IT CLEANS THE SHIPS. Sailing Through a Volcano Crater In the Aegean Sea. In the Aegean sea a vessel may sail Into the top of a crater, and, though It Is hard to find anchorage there, yet a mere sail through Is appreciated greatly by captains, because It cleanses the bottom of the ships from marine growth. More than 2,000 years ago the isle of Santorin was split In half by an earthquake, with the result that what was once the crater of a volcano Is now a crescent shaped harbor. Two glistening white towns of Thera and St. Nicholas are perched on the summit ot the steep cliffs, whose dark and dismal hue Is similar to that of the top of Vesuvius. Standing out against the sky are large numbers of windmills, with -*' uiauy sails, arranged In a perfect circle. These are evidently employed for crushing the olives, which, along with the terraced vines, are the staple product of the island. The Santorin wine la of excellent quality and Is highly appreciated In the Levant. Between the main island on the east and the smaller, Theresln, on the west, are the three small Kaumene Islands, all of which liave come Into existence elnce the original earthquake, while the largest of the three was "born from •the sea" less than 200 years ago, show- Ing that the center of the old volcano has still a certain amount of activity. The water In the harbor into which the sulphurous streams from this volcanic island rain has a peculiar property which completely cleans off growths of every kind from the bottom of any ship. "Real Sporty" Woodsmen. Tho chief recreation of the woodsmen of the I'ligot sound country Is to go to town on Saturday ni^lils. As a valley dweller explained: "They've got money, and they Just blow It In. That there is the logger style of It. There's no places of amusement In the town. They can go to the library and sit down or go to a hotel and Kit down, but that don't Knit 'em. No, they either gut drunk or go to church. Some take In both. I've seen 'em at church pretty •well loaded. 'Hout 'leven or twelve o'clock they start for their camp. Mostly they hire a rig and go eight or ten fellers to a team. Ch, they're sporty! There's nothing too good for the loggers and, take 'em as a whole, they're the best class of men I ever run up against."-Clifton Johnson in Outing Magazine. Etruscan Vases. .The famous Ktriiscau vases were wrongly named, for, though made in Etruria, they were the productions of Greek genius. They are elegant in form and enriched with bands of beautiful foliage and other ornaments, figures and similar subjects of a highly artistic character. One class has black figures and ornaments on a red ground —the natural color of the clay; another has the figures of the natural color and the ground painted black. The former class belong to a date about 1/00 H. C., the latter date about a century later and extend over a period of some 300 or X.D years. New York American. Where the Cost Comes In. "Do you find the cost of living any higher in New York than It was in the little old town?" "No. Living doesn't cost so much more, hut u fellow has In pay a big price to keep from gelling lonesome." - CLii-.tgo K».i-i rd-I!er:i:d. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves 1 ' above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set hi its semi-tropic surrounding's. No words more fitting could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard and 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 and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Along these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer sorts grows in profusion, aiid 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 Madrc range, with their snow crowns shining and 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 in oroad 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. BIRDSEY15 VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseekerCovina 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 are 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 the six different churches arc 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 moral environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial ic itu-eo m . ^n s the children's reading room. In few Oimmunitir->, cvii in Si/ulln;rn l ,iI:l»n 1.1, can iin-n:lir lound a people more universally imbued with civic prirlr than arc tin- citi/i-ns of C.ovina. Tii<; ( i/vina llouu: Telephone Company occupies its own building and tnrnislii-.-, a uomj li:te au<! rilir.it.Mit service. Subscriber* have the u-.<: of over 800 phones, including free i:oiii:ection.s v, ith t he tow iih of A '/ imii, < <U iidoi a , San 1 Jiinas, Charter Oak, Irwindale and Cntrnte. The Covina <..t.-> Company, aUo a local instiiirtion, tumi-she* gas for both fuel and iliuminatiuii. Th;: San Gabriel Li^'ht and I'ower Company furniiheh litfhl lor Covina private homes and streets, which are well lighted <>y ft complete hyntern of incandescent light:*. '1 he Covina Lain! and Water Company, controlled by H. K. Iluntingtoii, Inrnishes the city with a pure water supply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two saving-* bunks. < Mir store* are of high order and all leading lines of business are represented. The Vendoine is a tir»t-clasr, country hotel Our clubs are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, :i ladle-,' literary, federated organi'<;atiori, owning a handsome club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman'* literary club; the Amphion, a musical organization; and the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suitable and charming building; the San Gabriel Valley Auto C'Uib with its hixty-se\en autob makf frequent delightful runs over the fine road ways; and the Covina Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horti< ultur.il and public interests. Covina h.i;> u!»<> its full quota of fraternal organizations. Covina rariko as the letding orange district of F<o:-, Ariffele,-. county. Klt-vcn completely equipped packing hou»e.s are required to prepare for market the thou-..ind.i of carload-, of or.inge» which are <>hi|,- jj<:d from thii point annually to the eastern markets. In animal shipments t^ovin.i ranks first in !<••/« Angeles county and third in the world. The raising of ieni'.ns is also a leading industry. ii<:iiide* our citrus products, decii'uous fruits aid berries of every kind are grown in abundance. Agricultural products arid grains grown on landhsouthwest ol the city u!.-,o form a leading source of income. CHRISTMAS In Old Hexico Special Excursion Trip Leaves Los Angeles Dec. H,, l')08, direct for City of Mexico. Train will consist of Drawing Room Sleepers, " Observation and Bullet and Dining- Cars, meals a la carte. 1 ickcts good for two months' trip. Stop-overs and return cjia Santa I< e from Rl Paso. Side trip if desired, Williams to Grand Canyon 8<,.50 additional. Reserve Your Space Early-Ample Accommodations For Everybody Got our beautifully illustrated booklet an Mexico— tells you all about the great trip points to visit and bow to reach them— route of the special train, etc—free on application. Southern Pacific U>s Anodes Ollice, (,00 S. Spring St., corner Sixth D. 1',. SCHKNCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 1-44 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phone <>1; Sunset Main 70 Mexican Central Railway Flood Ultl K ., San Knmcisco ,, 'S-uit-i Kc . 334 S. Spring Ht., Los Angles Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings, Building Contractor COVINA, CAU ' Money to Loan on real estate, privilege to pay $100.00 or multiple thereof ;il any ink-rent pay. initiate. I buy trimt dcod.s, deed contracts and flrnt niort^a^cH, At home 130 I'l.J'ueiitc St., except Mondays and ThtirwlayH. Telephone I'M. ' OSCAK MIMJCK. . 014 South Grand Avenue, lxi» Anvaloi, California. ii "if' I • ' )UHlncHa Irulnl'iJf liiBtltulloii In Uiu HOiiUi. OIIIJM ilui-liiK Uin miUrn your. Wrlfxi for I. N, WILSON ' The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and tin- In-sl. equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike ami he-it ma.iiiu:r in shorter time, and at a. reasonable cost to you. We also carry a line ol Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, ami 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 will (guarantee you a square (lira! and save you a d'w dollars hesidcs. Moving: Heaven and Earth And also anyt h-in^ el ,r that will move. Transient)"; furniture, pianos, dclivor- ino express packages, < arryin» United Statesmail, taking out parlies to the canyons and hcachcs. ilaiiiin^ or- an^es and all kinds of heavy teamin;'. OKKICK With Wrlls-Kar^o on ('itru-> Avriuu- Covina Transfer Company I (ome I 'hone M Krs 1'hotlr 1 III

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