Covina Argus from Covina, California on February 6, 1909 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, February 6, 1909
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TRY THE miMJfFURinTURE CO. FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTKR, Manager ttYRONi SPRINGS \Vil1iin o:i«y rcnrh of S:in Fninei-u-n. Wonderful ntrativi' i>n>iHTtu"; nf tlic nuiil nnil mineral liatli< an.c! waters. Krnrhril from l.os Aum'lc^ thrnn;:li the Sail Joaquiu Valley. Info'nnati-iti at. SUl'TIIKRN I'AUl'IC OH'H.T.S. THE GUILLOTINE. II W« Not Invented by the Man Whose Name It Bears. In a book published by Hector Flelschman in Germany the story of the origiu of the Instrument of execution which was named for Dr. Guillo- tln in the days of the reign of terror is flatly denied. "There Is no truth in the story, so long believed," he says, "that the genial old physician Invented the machine which was named for him and by means of which he is said to have lost his life shortly after its adoption. Gulllotin, in keeping with the spirit of his time, proposed on Oct. 10, 1780, that all offenders, regardless of their birtii or station, should be dealt with alike by the law, and six mouths later he proposed to the government that convicted murderers should bo beheaded by means of a simple apparatus. The mechanism of which he and no one else had any idea at that time was spoken of as the 'simple apparatus' by the humorists of the day, nnd the phrase was used to make its pro- poser ridiculous, so that when a machine finally was adopted the wits of the time named it guillotine. The government, evidently recognizing the value of the suggestion, asked one An* toine Louis, a surgeon at the Salpe- trlere, to devise a machine and later gave a similar order to a carpenter by the name of Guidon, who offered to construct an instrument for decapitation for 5,000 llvrcs. This was considered too high a price,'and Hie contract was given to a German cabinetmaker by the name of Tobias Schm'.'lt, who received 824 livrcs for the accepted model in 1702. Schmidt riade guillotines for all the provinces, and the in- tlnatry brought him a moderate fortune, which ho proceedol, to squander in Paris, while Dr. Guillotin, who never had anything to do the making of a machine which bore his name, continued to practice his profession quietly and unostentatiously in Paris until he died there on March 20, 131-1." \ PAYING FOR A MEAL It Was Worth About a Shilling to Pick Those Bones. Colonel Ebenezer Sproat of Revolutionary fame was born and bred in Middleboro, Mass. He was always fond of a joke and was quick to seize an opportunity to indulge his propensity,, as the following incident illustrates. His father, also a Colonel -.Sproat, kept a taypwi. One day while ')enczcr w>sr^'a'f home oc a furlough three private soldiers, on their return from the seat of war, called for a cold luncheon. Mrs. Sproat set on the table some bread and cheese with the remnants of the family dinner, which her son thought rather scanty fare for hungry men. He felt a little vexed that the defenders of the country were not more bountifully supplied. The soldiers, after satisfying their appetites, asked him how much they should pay. Ebenezer said he would ask his moth- or. He found her in the kitchen. "Mother," he said, "how much is it worth to pick those bones?" "About a shilling, I guess," she answered. The young officer returned to the sol- tilers and, taking from the barroom till 3 shillings and smiling genially upon them, gave each man one and with good wishes sent them on their way. Mrs. Sproat soon after came in and asked Kbenezer what he had done with the money for the soldiers' dinner. In apparent amazement he exclaimed: "Money! Did I not ask you what it was worth to pick those bones, and you said a shilling? I thought it little enough, for the bones were pretty bare, and I handed the men the money from the till, and they are gone." Mrs. Sproat could not find heart to reprove her favorite son for tins misinterpretation of her word.-), and then she, too, loved a joke, and so. after nn instant's glum look, she laughed and said it was all right. Had Gecn Them All Bsfore. Once while Jsi HUM \Yhilcoiub Illlejr was visiting a town when; ho was booked to give a reading a committee called to tal:e him in a carriage over the city. In acknowledging tin: compliment he said: "I'll go with you, gentlemen, provided you promise that you will not show me the new courthouse, the new town hall, the new bridge, the new school building and the new jail, for I've, seen them all a hundred tiine.s in us many towns, and they invariably wear me out before the time arrives for the curtain to rise on the evening entertainment." Influence of Mountain*. The influence of the mountain is pure and holy, giving strength and simplicity, encouraging the older virtues, discouraging the newer vlcea. In the hill men of Wales , we see this clearly | enough. Go where you will among the ! wilder and more mountainous parts of : Wales and you will find that rare independence and self reliance which are ! not murrc-d by a curiously defiant di.s- ; courtesy. You find there those that are truiy "nature'.-* gentlemen."—London Standard. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves*' E above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when hcd visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No wors more fitting could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed K;ui Gabriel Valley Every boulevard ana 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 ripe 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 floral wealth. Sublimely eiiiiuent over the landscape that blesses the eye from Cuvina is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of lesser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Maclre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beai.ty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is liardlv surpassed anywhere. There is little clanger 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. EIRDSEYK VIEW OK COVINA To the homcseeker 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 1'JOl, 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 thcv are up-to-date. Our high-school certificates arc 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 bad 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 icit'i'Cu in . ^.n s the children's reading room. In fesv commiiiiitie-,, even in S<,iith<.-rn California, can there lie found a people more univerbally imbued wiih civic pride Uian-are the citi/en.-, of Covii-a. The ('o'.ina ll'/!:;e Telephone Company occupies its own building and furnishes a complete and eliieient scrvii;-:. Su l;:->cri l,ers have the IIM; of over HCO phones, incliidinK frre c(<iiiiection» with the towns of A xu-.a, (.lemlor.i, San l>ima«, Charier Oak, Irwindale and I'uente. The Covina Ga* (><mpany, also a local institution, ttirninhe-. (;as for both fuel and illuminati(jn. The San (iabriel Liifht and I' Company fur'iii->hes li^ht f <r (Covina private homes and streets, which are well limited by a complete system of incanrlen<:i:iit lights. The Covina Land and Water Company, controlled by H. K. Uiintin^ton, furnish-.-*, the city with a pure water supply under excellent pressure. \Ve have two national and two savings banks. Our storeH are of lii^h order and all leading lines of business are represented. The Vendome U a first-class coutitry hot-:l. Our clubs are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladies' literary, federated organization, owning a handsome club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; the Amphion, a musical organization; and the Covina Country Club, equipped with a suiU-ole and charming building: the San Cabriel Valley Auto Club with it* sjxty-teveu antes make frequent delight ful runs over the tine road ways; and the Covina Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horticultural and public intere-.'s. Covina ha.-i aUo iu full qii'.jta of fraternal orgaui/.atioiin. orange district of I,os Angeles county. ):. .i.-f'- for tin: thousands ot ca rioad -. Ile conquers twice who Uiist-.t' in \lU.Ji.v — Syru.s. (.-(jvina ranks as the lei'lin packing hoiine.s are re'j\;irerl to pi ji.jd from 'his point annuail^ '<> l .\ ngi.'les c';i:ii'y aijii !i>:;<! in the <,:;r >•':':.• -. ;-r yduci -. '.•• : '"••',:\-, I f l/rciii-.'-v :i.-:'! IM'ail.s ;'!' ••-.'!. LI. ii ,f -.- i-'iitern markets. in s.'iipment? ( '.-/ina -rid. Tiii: r.iising of l-:nici.-> i-> a I ,o a i.-.iding •-, ;: . i\ i-- i [i---, oi '•:••:, !-. ii,d a re in .iO':,i'i .... . . , . . ',,-•-' , f , f • . . •, 1 , • . I ' • p • r ~ C ' > •-. which are ship-> hr.-,t in f,',.-. .-.try. lieniden Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Oqdcn Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, (Jhic.;if>-o, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the Mast without change of cars. Thfoii;;!i the wanner climate of the South, \vilh its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneer; of '-I'), and across (iieal Salt Lake -"tfuiii"- to sea on a train." !>. I 1 ,. SCIIKNCK, A^enl. (\.vina. I If nne pllu'ic I •!<! or (1. L. TKAVIS, Commercial Ayent, Pomona Hume phono dl; Sunset Main Vn Southern Pacific Los Angeles Ollice, 600 S, Spring St., corner Sixth Covina Livery Stables J. W. KEEPER, Proprietor Special Rates to Travelling Men Morses Bought, Sold and Exchanged i Lome Phone 30 K'es. Phone 1024 It takes a yood deal of Machinr to run your ranch, doesn't it? Something need fixing? That's what we do WE FIX THINGS Thoroughly equipped for all classes of machine work. Patterns made. KsUmates furnished. We manufacture the "KT" valves and j^ates. THE KELLAR-TIIOMASON MFG. CO. Sliop a nd ( lllii:-' (i|j|io.->i (-• '.->. )'. I»e)i:)t Cuvina, Ciil. WE PAYi DANK •V • Y ' MAIL WE WELCOME accounts of any amount from $5.00 •p.'.' Currency may ho nafely aent through the mail by registered , I letter, or remittance way he madeT>y exprewi money order, •* | bank check or draty, which nee<l not be regUtered. :: :: :: Writ* for DO/%Vflf*%C > MT Mtitwitl BulMlna» •> Booklet "' r^r» \J V 8 LJKwIll I L*an Kssvclatliw J. M. HUNTEft. S~.y ~4 M*r. •. f M fe. Mvry. U. A^4-, CM. Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Transiently furniture, pianos, delivering express packages, carrying United States mail, taking out partie-, to the canyons and beaches. Hauling oranges and all kinds of heavy teamin;'. OFKjCK: With Wells-Karyo on Citrus Avenue Covina Transfer Company »"0 Kes. Phone 1108 Home Phone HO Subscribe for the

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