Covina Argus from Covina, California on April 10, 1909 · Page 4
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Covina, California
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Saturday, April 10, 1909
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The Covina Argus; COVINA, CALIFORNIA. Entered at the Postofflce Covina, Cal., | as second-class matter. PROFESSOR OF CHALK. Alton Packard Opened Up New Vista*. x/irough CartoortK and Gentle H..i..or. Published every Saturday by the Co vina Argus Publishing Company, Inc. i .1. L. MATTHEWS Publisher SUBSCRIPTIONS: One Year in advance Six Months Three Months Sinple Copies 11.50 .75 .50 M in ,»,'"' DI AI)VKWT19HMKNT8: Display advertisement at reasonable rates. Prices on application. Changes made as per contract. Liners 5c per line each insertion. Legal notices $1.00 per inch first insertion, 50 cents each subsequent insertion. COVINA. April 10, 1900. A BUSINESS CHANGE. For th»! first, tlmo in (ift.fcn tlio Argun finnoum.'OH a change. On April I wo af with IIH in tho bUHliiftHH \\f-.Hnrn. Carl find lOlnior Shirloy, Who for nlovon yoarH liavo lujfsn fait.hfiil and c.ffl- ciont, employer;)] of thu papor In one '•apacily and another. AH an employer we cannot. Hpeak t.oo highly of (.heir integrity, induul.ry and ability, and fis himiii'-HK ft.HHoclat.oH wfj know they will nmi.eriii.lly auniHt (n Improving <hf paper in every poHslble way. We shall Htlll continue |.o porHonally will, arid control the po|IHen of the papor, and UK- .MCHHI-H. Shirley will have charge of the bimlneHH .-iiid mechanical iloparl meni.H. ./. I,. MATTMKWH. WHAT GOOD MUSIC MEAN3. The upbuilding of a town Inlo repnt- :..ble standing rlr;pen<l« upon endeavor a hundred diffcrcnl linr-K. No formed of commerce alojie, of HH jieiiin'/n alone. The gem aft it. comes from Hie niliif! iit an unlovely , oficju. li, tiei'ds the export. In imiK HlonoH lo bring out. tho niyH M.'creloii b'.'iieutli the enciui-Mod dioHH. When wo Hpoak of 'he roaoiiroH of the Upper San Uahi-lo] Valley, oi: (Jovlna, .JVC Uilnk only of I he ,slx llioumuul acrr-H of fruit, ;\ Hptondld amiel, It IH due, but without Hoinrj of I he refining inflnonooH which Hie profllH from theae acres bring, Covina would continue l.<i bo merely a ooMimlmury, a trading t, llko Uio HiHlor'H ciiinp of moving. J)o wo want 11 to bo known j (hat. way? We do not cnro lo ho know as tho place of buBlnosfj dcelg- nated and aot apart upon a fow aoi'cs of land aiirroundcd by oranges. It IB not to be that way. The ambition ot Covina's citizens In toward noBthotlo. thinga. Orange arc a ineana to tho end, not tho end. , _ , * -r« ,» ^^yaHv,, und with Ontlre satisfaction ...*" lo tnahiflolvoB, the pooplo of Covina have onjoyod ontorlalnmontH of laic, ranking with the bout offorod In tlio United gtdloH. It BpoakK wnll for tlio town that wo demand Huch a clans of entertainment. Tho .Lyceum courao has been, and will continue to bo a souico of pleasure. Now come other things on tho Bamu high plane. Chief among tho coming enterlalnmontH IH the choral society, formed of talent within the gules of Covina and junl outaido UH onvironH. A choriiR of Co- viria people;, studying mimic, for their own miliafactlon and education and for the satisfaction of Iho town. Progress ban been made. Slow nnd dllll- «ult pujgroHH, through the eaniont. In- lluence and direction of Mr. II. N. Wells, the conductor and teacher. Tim Argus wishes lo jiolnt. out that this work, which means HO much lo the social HtaltiH of Covina, IH hclnr, ilone l>y this carneHt, capable lover of music without one (ient of remuneration, gelling nothing arid expecting nothing, Have thai he make a success of a local choial society which will rolled ciedil upon the locality where It came into existence, The choral society l.s already n snc- COHH. Hui il needs uupporl, kindly, ]« rnoiial eiicuuraKenient, niornl liaek- lnn, financial backing. The groat ro- HKiotiH oratorios, the I'ragmentH of sacred maKHcs nnd ciuiiiiliis, secular mel- odit'h mid vlriuoso Holds making up the program which will lie presented on the t wonty-Kceond of this month, have :i moral np-lil't In them ilia! cannot be enilmaled in dollars and cents, In words or phrases. The study of music, sacred or secular, nr.ikes better men and women, always. ,Mr. Wells Is sue- coi ding \\llh Ibis, his tlrsi ventures in (his vicinity, and the town is pleased ihiit this is so. Again the Argus urges co-operai Ion lor the hi'iieiii ul Mr. \VHIs ami bi.s choral society. II Is a piul ol ilie hiwii, a vital, iiii|ioi laiil pail. Kvery lover of the lie:iiit il'nl, evi'i> |ji Isiill i III iMi'HI I'll 111 llh' ad vanci mem of ibis locality sliould bear in mini! lliis covhn^ concert. Cu ami sec and hear and yon will not lie backward in insestiug again in one ot the tjcst {ii'iiitucl s tin lown can place iijion • the m-trket. .Mr. \\'e||s Is a conscieii liim.~, c;:|i.ible music teacher, who is guiiir iieel.v what many have |-,:iid deaiiy tor. Talent has been s'Tiitfii oni.-.idi- the lo'.vn loi solo work, bat 'eJi- is composiMl of local pen , pie. I it n.s. in-- a loun, lake hold iM this i lendid asset \>.e have acquired, and tiivi-st in it. suppon it. be proud uf it. The da s is fa si approaching win n i Ms fiiri ntiaie town of I he Upper San (l.ihriei \\ill in,i uiil> in- Known fo: i;^ rill|iei'iin trull ^ ul tile soil, bill I'M a l.ein a;:il hiHi ipp.-eci il ion tor illi tliini'S. Wllii'll liKe tile till! lull ''ii III- li.l s!i|;ie i\l-.l loll , al.o 1 , e !:, !'l d'l. i;:. 11 ; I. e i • o; n 11:1111 p! a c i •. on .sale at ). \S . l.-.rnn i -. I'uole ruin-li, \S'iiliiui l'eiili-1. To laugh is not tin-, higher tin: human exislciici, hiu ..iiigh.ei tin- I'-avi-n that, IIIUMM lite i/iuata Anil lo laugh and iiiirn nt. UK; s; tune, and to b'e touched by - a hit, human pathos and sentiment IIH an ail- mixture, makes up a co.'Klimeiit thai purilK-H ihi! atmosphere of life, lesfs tin: Itody and soothes the mind. Those who liuli tied lo the c-liei.'rfui pa'ier and pathos of Alton I'acKard, Mm lamoiiH cartoonist at the V> oman'« clubhouse Wednesday night, when IK.- cut ertaineil a pricked noiisc lor over two liourn with his versatile accomplishment'i, wen., away with the feeling that. ;>n original man had be'n in then- midst, ha<i excited merriment from an liit.licrto un known source, had made them think a little and HI-III, tin-in away his iricnds. I'ackarif U-.-PH once, not, so long "go, one nf (In- lot -I-IIMM!. cartoonists ami caricature deplete is in .New Vork 1,'ilv and (.'hieago. He In came too good for .the .Hiiiiday supplement, was ambitious, and look to the lecture platform with one ol llie /no-it, iliiirjiie cut crt.i i n uu-nt s ever offered to I he public. Packard draws lightning pictures of American human characters. Id- has other lectures of a different, nature, but, to the Covina audience j, ( . presenter! types of American men and women from every part of the 1,'nion. Whether he deliberately selected this lecture for California audiences is "neither here nor tin-re, " I,ul n is certain that, lie could not Hi-led a Letter Mibjcct, a.s liis audience in C'ovina, for instance, held some person from almost every state, and his characters brought, home ),„ them the old towns of tlicir nativity with a laugh and a moistening' of the eyes. On a big chart, of paper, nil the while keeping up a rapid-fire comment, Packard drew xlfp.tcliCH of Hiieli characters as are to be found, or wer" to be found, as he explained, in Indiana, tin- Jloos- ier stale, characlers of tlio .south, depicting the southern colonel, nkcichcs of Massachusetts di aeons of fifty yearn ago, the Arkan.saw man of tin- 6/.arl; mountains, types to be SI-MI on Fifth avenue iN'ew Vork, ami an hundred ul her picture', thai seemed to ajipeai .like nuiglc, lie also turned aside lo flu- plane, and sfing topical songs of hi.- own manufacture, but in this departure he must be critici/.od, as whatevei his abijil.y may be to sing and play, it is certainly exf.rrinr-rnift matter in a lecture of this kind, mviiy below the pale of hi.-t other accomplislnnciitH, jiud low rs this brilliant man for tlio t'nir-- being to the level of the common van- il<-ville stage. One especially finc landscape in colored chnlfr of ( ,n eastern farming scene with viiri-colorerl suiiKcl, innde a filling finale to the gamut, which he had run through the evening. One of ,lam«n Whif.coml) Uiloy's rare poemH was rccitr-d hy the uuist as the picture grew under hia hand. I ; At tlie i-liine (if the evening rle,v. Pan! ' n. RleveiiH a'n nou need that. If: wnt iiuec'SMary to appoint a committee to carry on tlio Lyceum work under whici, tliOHD three oomjort-y and onroiTain- itierttH have/been comlueted for the purpose of jireparing for next year's booking, and it was moved by ./. I/. .Matthews that a committee ot seven be appointed, consistim; of the five ministers, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Conley, Mr. Wliilc, Mr. (Inge and Mr. Fletcher, tim| Dr. Jennings and Mayor l,n.hce. Tin-He were appointed liy ti majority voting in the audience. The next Lyceum in on May 'J2, when (iovernor Folks of Mixsoiiri will speak. Holy Trinity Church (Episcopal).. Holy Communion, 7:,'fl) 11. in.; Hmidnv school !>:lf> n. in.; Ilijjli (Vlehnil ion n't 11 o'clock, sillijei-t taken by Rev. Al- It-cil l-'lelcher, "Christ, Osir Resurrection." Iliillcliijtili churns in |,nrn jilinise with Hiipriuio solo In- Miss Kvelyn Fletcher; Knsler imtlioin, "Why Seek Ve the Living Anioiijr tlie Ucniir' hiiHs Noln hy Mr. II. ,V. Wells nnd chorus; K yrie— (ilorin Tihi--A^- IIIIH Dei, hy Kyre, full choir; Hnnctiis hy (loiinoil, tenor solo hv llenrv I,. Mnrshnll with full i-lioir; lieiiedictun hy (loiiiiinl, H.o|iriino solo hy Mrs. Hilda Uriinjes with full choir, Kvcnsonjr nt T:,'IO |i. in, \\ilh niiisic in n Inr^o inens- lire re|icnlcil. Mr. l-'lelcher will spenk on "Christ, the l-'irst. l-'ruits." Telephone Notice. Legend of Louis de Berquem and the Celebrated Gem. A NIGHT LAMP FO? A KING, We respectfully call our patrons nnd others ntlention to the ncccssitv nf conduct injj our mutual Inisiness relations dii'ci't with !ln< coiiipniiv's ^t'lii 1 nil ollicc nl ('nx'ina ('I'd. ,\u. .1) nnd not with any of our ciuplovcs, whctluu of the operating or constnuttioii force. The nliovc espcc-i.illy applies to orders for moves, changes of cipiipmcnt an.I for new service; also if you desire to have your telephone taken out, temporary or permanent. Therefore, after this date our employes of the const ruction IIH,T will In- notilicil IMi to make any chnnnes, move, take nut or install any telephone until (he onler lirst K" t ' s llir.Mi^h the ullii-e ami is -,, a ppi o\ nl HOME TFLEPIIONE COMPANY By F. II. WriHht, Mgr. Charley's Aunt. The well-known comedy t'aive, "Charley's Aunt," will lie t;heii |jy tlio .Innior clas.s of the ItiKli .sclmul next I'riday. April 1(1, ;it the WOMUUIH Cltili ll'.iise. Come lllld hllVi- a K"od l Tickets now on sule at Clapii's i'Uluivn's hat.s irmii .">il cent.-, up l,i f'.' '•". M !>. .It-iiiiiiii- s, A.-.usa. ' -'• 'ii-ii I-!. l'o\i-n Company lir.M '•\' li.ieiL-'d i !M' liiiui.- H:I I'ru.-p.-ri A\r., I'l-il. '<•!' ,i lipi- <-ii,li' ruuiu luodi-rii Checkered Career of the Brilliant After the Death of Charle* the Timid. Oome Facts About the Invention of Diamond Cutting. I.onls dp Berfinpm, say« (riA(lltlon, tvri!» n p f ">r jeweler's workman, but he fell In love with the daughter of a wealthy JtMvoler. This avaricious father would not give his daughter In marriage to any man not possessed of gold. Louis, having noli her "expeeta- HOIIM" from reiallves nor favor at court, sought to make his fortune. Ffr> had often hoard the f:<tl|pr of bin beloved remark that the man who discovered a method of cutting diamonds would become very wealthy, for up to that time they knew nothing more than lo scrape off the gravel, and the diamond was left In its native state. N'elher Hme, fire nor the mill could affect Ihe dhimond. After many Investigations nnd deep thought I.otilH bethought himself that. Iron Is fashioned with steel, which is only hardened Iron, and It occurred to him I hat perhaps the diamond would yield to the diamond. lie r/iade an experiment, which was at once crowned with success. A few days later he presented hltn- Holf before Ihe rich jeweler with two diamonds cut Into facets. He obtained the hand he sought and «massed a great fortune by his secret, which he divulged only after ho hud become wealthy. King Charles the Timid was the principal customer of Louis de Rer- r]tiem. The fastidious enemy of Louis XT. (hen [KJSKc.ssed a hirgo diamond, slii'-e berime celebrated, accounted among Mio fluent of precious stones. T.iit this dhinioi.''! VMS III shsipcn. and Ihe fireii whl'-h It he'd burned In vuln. I.onls tie P.cnitioui r-nt nnd polished this stone, and nothing covi'.d equal the Joy of Charles the Timid when the jeweler brought him the great diamond, so glittering with light, thnt It lit up tho (Inrkness, and this to such nn extent that Iho prince said. " Jt w111 serve me c.s n night lamp." B*?rn"ern received 3.000 ducats for his work. As for the diamond, this is the ono which was found In January, 1477, on tho body of Olhnrles the Timid after the battle oC Nancy. A soldier picked It up, wild It for one gold piece to a priest, who In turn sold it for three '<!'ff c£ "c'd '9 a Il^TCll! 111 ^' who took It to the Duke of Florence. From the hands of this prttlce it iHKod into the posteossSon of the kttlg of Portugal. Tie sold It for 70,000 francs to one of the companions .of Henri III., Nicholas de ITurlay, baron of Snncy. Since this time tho first large diamond to bo cut is known as "the Saucy." This legend leads to other considerations of the culling of diamonds ascribed to Louis do Berquem at Brussels In 1-Kifi. Hardly any one will assert boldly thai no diamonds were cut before that date, but it Is reasonable to suppose thnt Louis do Berquem regulated cutting by arranging the facets. Long before the birth of Louis de Berquem cutting was Itnown In India. Even In Europe we find among the treasures of the eliur; lies thick diamonds cut into table and culet, the upper sides beaten Into sections. In 1.V.O, according to the Inventory of the jewels of Louis, duke of Anjou, Is found an entire series of cut diamonds. There Is mention of a flat diamond with six sides, of a heart shaped diamond, of a diamond with eight sides, of a lozenge shaped diamond, of a diamond pointed on four sides and of a reliquary In which wus set a diamond cut In the shape of a sNe-ld. History Informs us that l,"iO years before the first, work of Louis de Her- quoin there were nt Paris, at the corner of (he Corroyerle, several diamond cutters. The I Mike nf Burgundy, after a fastidious repast: given at the Louvre to the king and the French court In 1-103. offered to his noble gu-,-.-,ts eleven diamonds estimated to lie worth 78(1 pieces of gold, the mi-ney of the period. It is hurilly possible to Mippose thnt these were uncut ili:::tiomls; nil of which goes to prove, i.otwithstanding some opinions, that l.miii ik- lit-npjem did not Invent the process of diamond cutting. It Is no less Interesting to follow the f-irliines of !lio Saucy a llule further. It remained in the Saucy family some time, ami Henri III. took it from llii'ui. it wus destined to serve as n pled^i- for the raising of a body of Swiss soldiers, bill tin- .vi-rvaut intrust- ed \\ith bringing this diamond to the king was attacked, put to death, ami the diamond v-as thought lo be lust. Finally it was dls, ..veivd that the sen ant hail been assassinated in the inivsi of 1 tole and through tho care • >r llie priest hail been buried In the \ illai.v cemetery. Tlu-n tin- I'.aron de ;. ivsi.Ueil that the diamond must iii>t be In I'a.-t. they fuiuiil It ill iltc s!oiit!i.-h i.f Hi.' h;ipl.-.~s, faithful siTvui'.l. who .--\\ ;illf\vcd It at the mo- li.i-ul lliat lie I'cil. luv i-ntory of 17'Jl il ,".:; : '-i i ar:its. Il disappoari' KU.-.X; i. Its \ Uiillinn fran.-s. lr was uui-.>!!- r . -c- r.thiL,' to the Sail -y Weighed IT'.iL. 1 to reappear In • is i-stlmatci! at a •ft-ro the rovolution l'ri';u h crown it-vv 107 to 109 N. Citrus Avenue COVINA, CAL. $2.00 Value $1.48 Ladies' black sateen petticoats, all new and up-to-date. The famous ELITE GLOVE- PITTING skirts, patent side adjustment. Regular $2.00 values, $1.4&. Fine Swiss Embroideries 30c Value Best quality button-hole embroideries, wide, beautiful patterns—large assortment. LADIES' TAN OXFORDS. Good quality vici kid stock, genuine hand-turned sole. Best styles, all sizes, regular $3.50, Saturday and Monday, $2.49. 25c Sun Bonnets 19c Ladies' and children's sunbonnets, in white and colors, best quality, on sale Saturday and Monday only. Ladies' Shoes and Oxfords Genuine Turns and Goodyear Welts. Best vici stock, $3.00 value for $2.23. Large lot Ladies' $2.50 Shoes and Oxfords, vici kid and velour calf stock at $1.98. $10 $5 How Many Keys Have You? We have placed in one of our show windows a glass box containing twenty silver dollars. It is securely locked. We will give a key to the box FREE WITH EVERY DOLLAR CASH PURCHASE. A $10.00 cash purchase entities you to ten keys, etc. • SATURDAY, MAY 1st, you may try your keys. Only four will open the box. YOU may have one of them. The first to unlock the box takes $10.00, the second $5.00, the third $3.00, the fourth $2.00. No employee allowed to contest. We do not know which keys open the box. $10, $5 How Many Keys Have You? $3 ^ $2 Men's Welt Sole Shoes Patent colt, velour calf, gun metal and vici kid stock. All good goods and standard sizes, $3.50 and $4.00 values at $2.69 per pair. Men's $2.50 and $3.00 shoes, good calf and vici stock, standard shapes and sizes, $2.19. 20c Lawns I3c FINE EASTER LAWNS and fancy figured Batiste, all good quality, dainty figures, 30 inches wide, in all colors. For two days only we ate going to offer these 20c Lawns at 13c a yard, Saturday and Monday. Value $1.69 2 Tor Boys and Gil „ r-«•-.«* -«5chool-Plqy Boys', Misses' and Children's Shoes. When we say $2.50 value we mean shoes that have been formerly marked to, and sold at $2.50, and now we have only odd pairs left, but all sizes. On sale Saturday and Monday. 35c For men's President Suspenders, regular 50c values; all colors, good v/eb, light, medium and heavy weight. Silk Gloves 98c Ladies' long silk gloves, 16 button length, best $1.50 qual ity.double tipped fingers, in black and white. Ladies' short silk gloves, double finger tips, in black and white, two clasps. 50c a pair. We have offered our entire stock of men's clothing at slashed prices, and they are going. Just the thing for everyday knockabout suits—serviceable and of good material. Get yours while they last at these extremely low prices. $18.00 all-wool Suits at $11.95. $.15.0-3 all-wool Suits at $9.50. $12.50 all-wool Suits at $8,S5. $000 all-wool Suits at $5.95.

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