Covina Argus from Covina, California on February 6, 1909 · Page 7
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of th« Type*. Ever since the Introduction of type- totting errors, weird or comical, have emanated from printers' offices. The mistakes are not always to be shouldered on to the compositor, for bad handwriting must be taken into account. Here are a few instances of actual blunders collected by a proofreader in the course of Ills daily work: "His blushing bride" was transformed into "his blustering bride.'" A. nv.ijor was stated to have "served wii!i destruction in the army.' 1 The writer tl-'iii^ht he used the word "dis- U::< '! MI." ""I"!'.! 1 f-:i!>y I I.ovo" was the dcscrip- t- u - i' .", pi', ture entitled "The Galley '".;"•.••.!:i-'-T < f tbfvitrif.il folk, a critic '. ".• • ''••';• "r-f : :-!\- :i',l have husbands i" ••.'-••." T.'x' 1,'irav'rai'h printed 1 ' "''.••: '")•'•(' • '' v,- ! ,V'>';.'' '.": ' f":';-;'. f r three days around I' 1 .; ('.•;' ::!.(! iltially slau:rht:cred a :..•!! r r '':i;"" >:'.\ t \-.\i\ have been ' i ':t 'I :\ :" rll I isii'd." r ':\': i" re 1': •• <u:--h:::ion. "He takes ,-..,-•.„•,._ j., ,.,i; ; j.j, r ( , n his family shame" \~n.y, :\ HluTvierul thi'iR- to say wben 'T;'.vcilto theme" was meant. A Three Legged Bison. In 1S.17 Small JOyes, a Rlackfoot who 1-nd come down from the north and ;i in?d the Arapahoes and lived with t'jcm. told ni.iek Kettle, a Cheyenne In Oeort-e Kent's lodge, about having hl'.led, between the Cimarron and Beaver creek, a tributary of the north fork of the Canadian, a buffalo bull which had only one hind leg. Accord- Ing to Small Eyes' story, it did not appear that the bull had lost one of its hind legs, but rather that it never had had morn than one. The hind leg was very large, seemed to be In the middle of the body instead of at one side, and there was no nlgn of any missing leg. It looked as if the two hind legs which the buffalo ordinarily has had in some way fused together. Tho war party with which Small Eyes was traveling was passing along near a hollow when the bull came up out of It, and some of the men ran ahead, got around It and shot it with a gun. It was not able to run fast, but rather hobbled along.—Forest and Stream. Saved by a Photograph. A very remarkable Incident occurred at Itio de Janeiro. A passenger on board one of the large liners took a photograph of the harbor. It included a small yacht which had sailed In the morning with two men In her, but returned In the evening with one only. The survivor Bald his companion had fallen overboard, but his statement was not believed. He was tried and sentenced to death. The matter had by this time come to the^jears of the photographer, ?whp_remembered that the picture had been taken on the day of the "crime" (or accident) and that the scene embraced a yacht. On examining the print more carefully he noticed a small speck on the sail and In order to determine what It was had an enlargement made. It proved to be the figure of a man falling. It was shown to the authorities at once, and the condemned man was released. Dropsical Oysters. With a sneer the oyster opener pointed to a brownish smear upon a Saddle Rock shell. "Some fool," fsald he, "lias been trying to fatten up a batch of Saddle Itocks with cornrncal. You might as well try to invigorate flowers with corned beef hash. But it is a common error to believe that cornuieal or oatmeal will fatten oysters. 1 continually find oysters with their shells stained with those grains. It makes me laugh. As a matter of fact, then? is no such thing as fattening oysters. All you can do is swell them up with water, precisely the name as water swells a sponge. You put them in fresh water, which, being less dense than the soft they are accustomed to, by the principle of osmosis penetrates and distends their tissues—give* '.!:•::;;, ;;:: you might say, dropsy. For my part, I don't like fattened oysters."—New Orleans Times- Democrat. SCARLET FEVER. A Scourge of White Races In All AJJ*I and Countries. NoM th.it smallpox, thank* to coin piiisory vaccination, lias become n rnr- ity in civilized communities, scarlo.t fever stops forward ns the- worst of the eruptive disc-asps of childhood. It )3 a malady of enormous anti<iult.r. Thuc.vdidoa, writing nearly 500 years before the betttunlnjj of our era, called It a heritage from (lie remote past. It lias wcour.eod the white races In n!l ages and all countries, and the physicians of all schools have leveled tlieir heaviest artillery upon It. Yet !t remains n pu/./Ie unsolved and an enemy uncoui|ueretl even today. We are in doubt ns to Its cause, and 11u>re Is no dni;, r or antitoxin that will cure It. Hut despite all this the deaih rale from scarlet fever is steadily declining, and we may expect it to decline more and more as the years p> by. The reason for tills. I take it, lies in tho fact that the modern doctor is a great deal more sparing with pills and powders than his predecessor and a great deal more lavish with water, air and antiseptics. In the old days it was customary to doso scarlet fever patients with all sorts of violent remedies in staggering quantities, and as a result many of them died. Today medicines are but minor auxiliaries in the sickroom, and both doctor and nurse devote their main energies to preventing a spread of the infection.— Delineator. USE FOR A TELESCOPE. Interesting Discovery One Woman Made by Usp -of the Glass. "I thought it was a pretty fair sort of telescope for one that wasn't very big," said Uncle Silas. "I rigged It up in the attic by the high north window and had it fixed so It would swing arourd easy. I took a deal, of satisfaction In looking through it, the sky seemed so wide nnd full of wonders, FO when Hester was here I thought I'd give her the pleasure too. She stayed a long time upstairs and seemed to be enjoying it. When she came down I asked her if she'd discovered anything new. " 'Yes,' she says. 'Why, it made everybody's house seem so near that I seemed to be right be:;ide 'em, and I found out what John I'rltchard's folks are doln* in their out kitchen. I've wondered what they had a. light there for night after night, and I just turned the glass on their windows. They are cuttin' apples to dry —folks as rich ,'is them cuttin' apples!' "And actually that was all the woman hn/1 r;oen! V.'ilh the whole heaven:: before her to study, she had spent.her time prying i;:to tho affairs of he: 1 neighbors! And there are lots more like her—with and without tele scopes."—Christian Uplook. Fiddled Into Office. Losslng relates that in IMS he met at Oswego, N. Y., Major Cochran, then nearly eighty years old, a son-in-law of General Philip Schuyler, who told the story of his election to congress during the administration of the elder Adams. A' vessel was \o be launched on one of the lakes IM Interior New York, nnd people cam(i> from afar to see it. The young folks gathered there, determined to have a dance at night. There was a fiddle, but no fiddler. Young Cochran was an amateur performer, and his services wero demanded. lie gratified the Joyous company, and at the supper table ono of the gentlemen remarked, in commendation of his talents, that he wan "fit for congress." The matter wu» talked up, and lie was nominated nnd elected a representative In congress for the distrk-t then comprising tho wiio'e of New York west of Selicriec- tady. lie always claimed to hav« "fiddled himself into congress." For a Bride's Dowry. There Is a very pretty custom In some of the northern parts of Europe. There the white poplar in good soli increases a shilling in value every year. The trees are generally cut down at tho age of twenty years, an they are then supposed to have attained their full growth. When a daughter is born in the family of a well to do farmer tho father as soon as the season permits plants a thousand young trees, and these are to constitute the dowry of the maiden, "which grow as she grows and increases In height and value as her virtues and beauty increase." Out to Work. "What society uc-c-ds is a clearing bouse." "What do you mean?" "I wlah 1 didn't have to go to the Van Squawks' ball next week. The Van Squawks wish they didn't have to ask me. Why can't we exchange certificates ami <-itll the thing even?' 1 — Kansas City J< .urnal. Why He Barked. A witness in ai: Irish <-o>irt t^Iki-d so loud that Cti;ir:>-s Philips, v. !." wa» ci.uusfl mi I lit; i.ther MiV. .-aid. "lei- low, why do you luirk «o furiously?" "I-te<-;ii;--( -." Miid 111-- l:-:in. looking bard at Philips, "I thii.k I ><•>• a thief"' THE SMALL INVESTOR'S OPPORTUNITY. This part of Southern California Is dotted with Eucalyptus trees planted for beauty, fuel, or to break the forco ot winds, but none have yot been planted in past years for commercial use. Small tracts are much less npt to bo given the caro in planting and cultivation, and are far moro difficult to put on the market. For none but largo tracts would justify tho establishment of wood-working plants to turn the trees into finished manufactured products. Ail over this section are single traes which, for fuel alono are worth $15 to $£5, and for finishin.? lumbar, posts, tics, wagon material, insulation pins, and clothes pinr,, are worth many times such sums. Planted eight feet apart ench way there arc 680 troos to each acre, By watchful oversight during i\\r first year and by careful cultivation during the first three years, there is every rcaRon to expect prnctie.illy this whole number of troe'i to lj.1 brought tinough to maturity. The Btiwa Eucalyptus Cowp-iny has a half section of the bent Innct yot devoted to Eucalyptus. Fifty live-acre tracts are to bo planted nnd put on the market. Oscar Roossner, accredited by the State Horticultural Bureau ns one of the best qualified growers of Eucalyptus trees in this state, will select tho trees and havo exclusive direction of the work of planting them out and caring for them during the first year and the company stands responsible for two years thereafter. The Savings Bank and Trust Company of Pomona will act as trustee of tho entire tract, collect the payments and guarantee tho fulfillment of every contract obligation to the purchasers. The taxes, interest, and all charges for cultivation will be paid by the Trustee, and it will hold in trust the deed to the property delivering deeds to the small tracts, free of all encumbrance and charges as soon aa tho payments are made. NOTE THIS: ALL RISK OF LOSS AND ALL COST OF CULTIVATION conies during the first'tlirco years. Tho tract lien immediately west of Etiwa station on both sides of tlio Southern Pacific railroad, and will bo open at all times to the inspection of purchasers w5:o will have no need to take the word of anybody but may roe for themselves how their investment progresses. Tho tracts will be sold at the rate of $20 down and $5 monthly payment for 36 months for each acre. All unpaid payments may bo discounted at any time, 10 per cent, being allowed for cash. If for any reason it becomes impossible for the purchaser to continue the payments till the tract is fully paid for, a deed for a proportionate acreage will bo delivered on application. A guarantee of 000 living trees on each acre sold at the end of tlirco ycara, will be inado in tlic contract. Suppose now that only the guaranteed numbor of trees is matured, and that it takes twenty years for tlic trees to become worth $10 each. These fip;- urcs ars extremely • pTotcwjuO, in tho face of growth of eucalyptus trees to bo found all through the Cucamouo-a and Etiwaiula district, But ta.ko theses figurai as a possiblo basis: Each aero will then be worth $0,000, a not return of $300 per aero annually for that timo. There is no reason to believe but that the trees will be worth that sum in less tnan half the timo mentioned. YOU ARE DEALING WITH HOME PEOPLE. If you arc interested in a proposition big with promise for big profits with only a small amount invested, and that under your very eye, write or call on Wm. Clark or Andrew McAllcn of Tho Covina Land and Loan Company, room 4 Rood block, exclusive agents for Covina, Those gentlemen will gladly give you information concerning contracts and other matters in connection with this enterprise. A. J. ROOKS Don't Get a Divorce. A v.-estcru jud("i> grant'-d a divorce on ae.i'oimt of ili-frinper and bad breath. Dr. King's X'.-w I,ife Pills would have- prevented it. They cure (.'.oust ipat ion, causing bad breath and Liver Trouble the ill-temper, dispel fold, banish headaches, conquer chill-,. 2. r c at ('.. !•'. t'lapp's. A Worthy An ambitions young rhtcagonn called upon a publisher of novels In that city, to whom he Imparted eonfidentlal'j the Information that he had derided j to "write a book" nnd that he would • be pleased to afford the publisher tne ! chance to bring It out. "May I venture In Inquire 'js to th<* nature (it the book you propose to write?" asked the publisher rpi-y ru> litely. "Oh," came !n an offhand way from the aspirant for fa rue. "I think cf doing something on the line of 'L«» Miserable*;,' only livelier, you knovr!"- ; Llpplncott's. Cl arence i BI do Icssm it H f rig AU k'nds of ijencral and heavy BlnckstnUhiti^, We manufacture Ridkers, Orange Hacks u.:id Hox Presses Horseshoeing a Specialty Nome Phone IGfJ? Shop West Bfldillo St, Cavinn Call and Sec Us If von noed anylhhi", in the IIAKN'KSS line and we will t o'ive the best •.roods at the lowest price. Satisfaction guaranteed. Co\/in<a Heirne-ss & Sac*cUery Co. Phone Home 1170 COVIINA Shoe Repatt (o, • j FINE SIIOK REPAIRING ---- A T - REASONAI;LE PRICKS Citrus Avenue W YOU WANT ANY KALSOMINING OR PAPER HANGING done, see me before you let your job. All work j_niaranlecd and prices reasonable. Hay, Grain, Cereals and Fuel WHOLES A LH ANt) RHTAIL Delivery to Every Part of the Valley SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MILLING COMPANY Home Phone 1'» COVINA, CAL. CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. W. IJadillo St., on the new dcictric line. Hani I'liotu- 240 KYs. Photic 1'JS COVINA, F. E WOLFARTH , , Jeweler , * L,arf£C and complete stock of everything in the line. Repairing' of all hinds. Fine watch work a specialty. Citrus Avenue Covina. Cal. Home Bakery Stevens I'v Matnev, Proprietors Bread, Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Biscuits, Doughnuts A SSO KT KI) ('.(j X F K( '.TIO N F, K V Daily deliveries in ('ovina and vi- c.in it v in on r new wa i/on. CIT K'IIS AVF.., ('< (VINA Plans furnished for a) kinds of buildings. Building Contractor COVINA, CAh. The Argus Turns Out First-Class Job Printing I Spoiled His Appetite. i "Kvery bit of fo< d on this table," ; Bald the sc.TvlrjK lady to Lamson n» h« isat down to eat at the church auppar, "wus cooked by your wife." : "Oh, 1 don't mind," rejoined Ltua- ! son faintly. "I'm not a bit hungry, anyway!"--Now York Times. i ___ A Foozle. Evelyn—I just met Clarence. He Is a conver.sntlf.nal foozle. George-ITow't that? Evelyn- He makes love when he : ought to play golf, and he talks golf when he ought to make love.—Illustrated Hits, Added a Little Sulphur. D-v-t..r I'Id your husband follow my iHrr"-tio:i>i? I»H he take the in<-l!c!r.e ! i-fr for .iin i.-li^i-.ii-!;.'• I':it!ent'H Wife I'm u.'raiil not. i!i><-tor II"Bwore f-vi-ry time ' K^M- titrn a do.-i-. Boston , 'Greatest Eledrk System in the World" The Pacific Electric Railway 'JbG Miles of Modern Built Stjndard Gauge Lines Reaching (he Principal Cities and Towns, Mountain and Seashore Resorts of Southern California Luxurious Observation I'assen^cr Cars. I'romjH an«l Reliable Freight, Kxpress, Telegraph and I/. S. Mail Service. For information and literature re^ardin^ the ^reat MT. LOWK Trip, UKACJ1 RKSOKTS and oilier points of interest, Hire lov:al aj^.-nt, or addre , > Ocrc-ral i'as-.en^cr Dc-parl- inent, Room 2'X,, (';>• ilL Kleari- li.iildinj/, L<, , An</-el<-.. ( , Cal. .1. I . KI'NDAl.L, Prop. Orders t.'iUrn and deliveries untile daily. OrdcrH in town will receive prompt ill tciiliiin. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc, I Ionic Phone .Id ORANGIi Sl-lil) Bill) TRKES LiLi-i/r i«'i><ll!iiKH f<ir nrc:lmicl iilnnl lint. Kuri'ldi I.ciriiniii. PmiH'Im. A lini- Inl of I'liniMilx i-iriiiiiii iui:i Wa:iliimrliiMlii Holm.-.In Pnlnri. ('niiiiiliur TM'«-H, Ai'i-iihui. ICniin., Hr. KDll'I'III.ANI) NUHSI-HH-iS, !•'. II. lililumv, PniiirMnr, 1'ii'Hiilcna, Cul. Plumes ll'niM':;i.::<i MMIM!IP,/. Your Winter Trip East SIIOIIU) !JK VIA ie Sunset Route Southern Pacific OK VIA NEW ORLEANS Washington A, Chicago ^v Cincinnati IN THROUGH TOURIST SLEEPERS RICK -COTTON SIXARCANK MOSS COVKRKI) JJVK OAKS "K I NK-111') A I >J-;i> I 'ICK A NI N NKS" JJAL.MY UKKKXKS THK'OIJ^H TI£K DKKAMY SOdTIl I). };. SCJIFNCK, A^i-nt, Covina I'ilOIIr lit (,. i/. TRAV'l"', Coinni'-r. ial A^ent, I'omdia SOUTH I-RN PACIFIC

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