Covina Argus from Covina, California on July 31, 1909 · Page 2
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 2

Covina, California
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Saturday, July 31, 1909
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LIVE NEWS FROM VALLEY POINTS IRWINDALE Guests at the Gaebke home during the past week were Mrs. Myall of Hollywood and her father, Mr. N. S. Gooding of Maysvllle, Kentucky. These friends are very much interested in the valley and will perhaps locate here. The family of E. B. Leech have taken up their residence in Los Angeles and are now located on Carr street. Mrs. LeRoy Edwards of San Ber- has arrived to spend the remainder of the summer with her sister, Mrs. E. T. Coffman. Master George Lynch of Pasadena is spending the week at the home of J. S. DeMandel. Potato shipments by the California Vegetable ITnlon still continue heavy, in carload lots. The prices are low, the market being In very poor condition, and has been all through the season, Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Coffman are having for their week-end guests, Mr. and Mrs. T, N. Coffman of Los Angeles. J. VV. Russell of LOB Angeles was a visitor with his parents last week. A niece of Mrs. Birdie Edgar, Miss Mariam Brown of Los Angeles, who is well knov/n throughout the valley, celebrated her eighteenth birthday at the home of her parents In Los Angeles Sunday. The guests wore relatives, covers being laid for fifteen. The birthday gifts were all of gold, Mr. and Mrs. Coffman and daughter, Miss Mae, have been spending several weeks at Long Beach, making the trip in their auto. Mr. C. P. Wooding, who, with his wife, spent some time at the home of G. N. Lunn, died recently in Grand Rapids, Michigan, of paralysis. Miss Veta Heath has been spending the past week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Legge of Cornpton. Miss Mary Elledge was a dinner guest of her aunt, Mrs. Case of Glendora, Sunday. The families of 1C. E. Harris and Elmer Morris, making s > party of twelve, picnicked in Fish canyon on Sunday. Mrs. Turner of Rlalto visited her sister, Mrs. Swallow, for several days, going on from there to Los Angeles. Miss Luella Webb of Covina was the guest .for a few days of Misa Neva Wood worth, prior to leaving for the East. J. J. Marshall, brother of Mrs. Mary Grafton, who has been visiting her for the past month, has gone to Tacoma for a month, from which place ho will return to his home In La Largo, Wis. Miss Carrie Mullondorn of Pasadena was a Sunday guest of Mrs. Baldos- »er. Mrs. Chas. Finch of Ptinnto street had for a dinner guest on Tuesday Mines. MiiHSoy, McKIralmn, and Crario. Mr. and Mrs. Worloy and family of Orange avciuio aro upending a wcok at tho beach. They worn accompanied by their niece, Miss lOthol Collins of Covina. Mr*. Goo. Daniels of Pasadena, with her daughter, watt it guont of her S!H- tor-in-law, Mrs. L. H. Hoot, WodnoH- day. Miss Mota Wolimanii returned on Tuesday from a visit of several days with hur frlond, Minn Htottnisli of Lou Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. WatorhoiiHe and family havo boon spending a wook at tho springs In Ventura county. They mado the trip In tliolr auto. Mrs. Otto HroiiHo entertained hint Saturday with a birthday party in honor of hor little one-year-old daughter. Thorn; who onjoyod I ho afternoon were Mrs. Stanton and two children, Mrs. (Mum. Thorpe and baby, Mrs. Crabtroe and throo children, Mrs. Sloan and two children and Itchcccii Tttor. Tlio little ulrl was roinombor- od by frit-lids with prcm-nts. Ico cream and wafers were nerved. Kdwin (Muster) lli'own of Ciiloxlco colfbnited his slxlli liirllnlay at tlio homo of his grandparents, Mr. ainl Mrs. (!. T. llrown, on the JMh. Rola- lives and friends came from l.os AIIKC- IC-M and (ilondale. Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. A. Miller. July L'll. H lino eight-pound boy. Mrs. 1) (). Sanders' daughter, Mrs. S. Tiner. of Artesia, is very sli-k. Nfrs. Tiller is (piile well known in I lie valley, having once lived here. W. W. To/er. father of Mrs.Norman Aii<li-r;on nl Irwindale, died .luly -I ill his liniiii' in l.os \ligi'les. The fuin-ial lend; jil.u !• Tuesday. M.To/.rr. \ i .11 •;•> ago. tiouglil prop Browning as principal; Miss Haddock, Intermediate; M|HK Dorsr-y, primary. Mr. Newton Weaver of Los Angeles has been visiting old friends in the valley. Mr. .T. A. Elnton, accompanied by John fillman, left Saturday afternoon for Portland and Seattle. They expect to be gone two or three weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Von Der Lohe are moving into their pretty new bungalow home Just completed at the end of South Irwindale avenue. Mrs. Aran is visiting at the Devendorf nome. Mrs. G. N. Lunn in meeting her was very much surprised to recognize In hor one of her first; teachers of her onrly school days back in Michigan. WALNUT CENTER (iiiost.H !»t. Mrs. Ktnrna Kelley'n home on Sunday were Mr. arid Mrs. Garrison of Pomona and Miss Hertha CorriBt.ock of liasKctt. Cousins from Nebraska City are visiting at the home of Mr. Henry Ffistomaii. They arc the Misses Emma and Anna Kasternan. Mr. Dancer is driving a fine new rig. Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Stevens made a trip to the city In their machine during the week. Mrs. Rowe han her granddaughter, Miss Ethel Tlppit of Los Angeles, visiting her for a week. Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Morris of Los Angeles have been visiting at the home of Mrs. Prank Morris. Quests during the week at the Stlm- son home have been Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Early and daughters of Dallas, Texas. After a visit to Catalina they left for home. Mrs. Morris Stlmson and son, who have been visiting relatives, have gone to Colorado Springs for the rest of the Bummer. Then they will return to their home in Port Worth, Texas. Myrtle Dorothy, the little two-year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forney, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon. She was burled In Pasadena. BALDWIN PARK On Saturday Mrs. Walter Robbins and children went to Hollywood to spend a few days with Mrs. Robbins' mother. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Stevenson and children of Pasadttna,' were guests during the week of Mr. and Mrs. W. Stevenson. Mi. and Mrs. Theo Taylor of Alharn- bra drove over In their auto Monday to call on old friends. Mrs. W. P. Hall is planning to give at an early date n dancing party at hor homo for young people. Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich aro spending a couple of weeks at tlio boach. Mr. I'orkhiH has very much Improved the, old Jackson place by adding two rooms and a porch to the old residence. One-half of tho place is laid out for a chicken ranch. Mrs. Wilbur of Phoenix, Arizona, has boon spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Bunch. PACIFIC ELECTRIC TIME TABLE. Leave Los Angeles 5:50 a. in. 7:05 8:10 9:.W 10:50 12:10 p. in. 1.30 2:40 3:35 4:-15 5:35 (>:45 M:00 11:30 Leave Covina 5:50 a. m 6:55 S:30 '):50 11:10 12:30 p. m. 1:40 2:35 3:45 4.35 5:45 6:35 8:00 10:00 Christopher's Cream Of Quality THE GREATEST SELLER OF ANY AMERICAN ICE CREAM No other cream is so satisfying, so smooth, so delicious. No other cream is so uniOer- sally popular. No other "just as yood" cream can be sold at O'.lr prices. 1 r v it. C, P. CLAPP SOI !:' AuhNl Cortina Lad MakesWiretess Without Aid Melvfn Bonham's Apparatus Connected With All Wireless Stations on Pacific Coast. In approaching the Covina wireless telegraph station, you pass down a dark alley under the pepper trees, open a gate and pass the cow on the left-hand side, thence up through the yard In the direction from which blue- white flashes, like a stage setting of Dante's Inferno, are emanating. Or, you may walk straight, down Center street until you come to the borne of .JarncH Bonharn. In the rear of his house is the wireless station that is connected with the whole of Southern California, as far down as Sari Diego. Yes, Covina is one of the wireless stations set down in the wireless bluebook of Southern California, and the story of its inception Is Interesting. When the wonderful system of wireless telegraphy began to be universally heard of by the American peo pie, It aroused wonder In the breast of every progress-loving person, not only In this country, but throughout the civilized world. But the average person put it down in his mind as being far beyond his understanding, and continued simply to marvel at the result of experiments. A BOY'S INTEREST. It was more than a dream, however, to Melvln Bonharn, son of James Bon- bam of Covina, a sixteen year old lad In the public schools. He thought and dreamed of wireless telegraphy by night and day, neglecting other more ordinary pursuits to the despair of his father, in order that he might come into closer sympathy with the strange, unknown power of the air. With no person to give him more than passing encouragement, he studied every scrap of literature, every bit of chance- blown knowledge that came his way, regarding the triumphs of Marconi and DePorest, and set about determinedly to make for himself an apparatus that would answer and receive messages without the now prosaic attachment of wires, It would be worse than futile to attempt to describe the boy's struggles with the Intricate mechanism of wireless telegraphy, even If the writer understood the first principle of the strange work, which he does not, but It in enough to say that young Bon- hain, alone and unaided save by text books and scientific treatises, arranged for himself a wireless system, exactly a replica in every way to Unaccepted stations on the Pacific coast. Bonham will explain to you that a certain machine among many he has made, lias nine miles of hair-like copper wire, woven into it—that another machine is covered with thousands of feet of cloth-covered copper wire, and will show you his receiving apparatus, which looks like tin overgrown telegraph key, and will explain matters concerning "statin disturbances" in a way that fills the layman with respect. CALL FROM COVINA. And one day, after bin apparatus had boon tested and compared with hln models, when his towering polo had been set in place, the young Covina enthusiast consulted the written code of hioroglyphis dots and dashes, and "ailed up thn wireless station at Chutes park, Los AngoU-s. After a long wait and repeated calling, tlio operator at Los Angeles sent out a finery. Tho answer came back: "Bonham, Covina wire-loss telegraph station." H K N DIX C! U K fl S A f! F. S. And Imltlngly, slowly and painfully, the Covina boy flashed his dots and dashes to tlio Los Angeles operator. This was tlio beginning of his wonderful experiment. Today, young Bon- liam's name appears in the code book with Ills own "call" beside his name, and the wireless stations of tho coast know that there is communication possible with tlii- city of oranges far back from tlii- coast. Only a few evenings ago, young Honli i 'i received a message not Intended for him. which was being (lashed from Point l.oma in lower California, to one of tho stations in Los Angeles. There are probably not a do/en peo- in Covina who kimw of this lad's success, luit it points i he way to a future for him. For yuun^ lUmliain made his and it is suvh that mean a t lioi'oiii'.h knowledge of one of the l\Ventle!h > elilury ;i4 -hicv elnent.S. > i.ur < aUe I roiu our b.ikei v \\ REDT'S EXPERIMENT. i Out of It Grew the Great Fabric of th* Germ Theory. It wan ft fixed belief of the ancients that many living creatures could come into existence In a spontaneous fash- Ion, to which allusion has often been made. The true beginning of the germ theory arose out of a ludicrously simple observation made by Redl, a Florentine phyfllcinn, about the middle of the seventeenth century. He debated with his confreres In Florence the question of the origin of the maggots appearing In decomposing meat. The old T.ICW held, of course, that the maggots were bred within dead and putrefying substances. Redl, taking a piece 0'* meat, covered the mouth of the Jar In which It was contained with a piece of fine gauze. He beheld the flesh flies, attracted by the smell of the decaying nif-at, corning to deposit their eggH, after the manner of their kind, In the decomposing substance. Tiie gauze, however, kept them from effecting this natural object, with the result that thfe eggs were laid on the surface of the gauze and the maggots there hatched out, while the decay of the meat went on uninterruptedly without a single maggot appearing in Its substance. On this childishly simple experiment the great fabric of the germ theory of today was founded, for If the 1 law of universal parentage applied to the case of maggots and meat it was clear, argued Redl, that It must apply universally. Subsequent experimentation proved the words to be true, and so today, when our attention is focused upon germs or microbes so mluute that we might accommodate many hundreds of thousands of them on the surface of a postage stamp, we again come face to face with Redl'a first principle that each germ could only have sprung from a preceding and parental organ- Ism.—Brooklyn Eagle. MISTAKES IN TITLES. "Love's Discourses" Has Nothing to Do With Cupid's Pranks. It Is interesting to collect certain of the Instances of mistakes In regard to the titles of books. Thus the old farmer who asked for "Edgworth on Irish Bulls' sot iso doubt something he did not expect, and the dainty youth who applied for "Love's Discourses" did not really wish a volume of sermons by Christopher Love. If application Is made by messenger, mistakes of a different sort may occur. An excitable boy once asked for Bishop Cocks and Hen's "Earnest Communicant;" he meant Bishop Oxenden's. Similarly by Warne's "Moral Cookery" he meant his "Model Cookery." A maid forgot all about tbe title of the book she had been sent for except that It was "something like tomato soup." She •was served with "Red Pottage." It may have been a fault of pronunciation on the part of the purchaser who asked for "rubber bands" that he received a copy of "Robert Burns," but It was certainly the bookseller who was at sea who referred an applicant for "Vega's Logarithmic Tables" to tbe "funlture department." In cataloguing booksellers frequently err. Thus Mr. Madan, the Oxford scholar, who wrote a grammar and dictionary of the Swa- holl language, had those works catalogued as "Madam SwahHl's Grammar" and in the lino beneath, "Do. do. Dictionary." Recently, too, a book of Mr. Lucas', "\ Swan and Her Friends," giving an account of Miss Seward, "the swan of Llchflekl." was classified us "Annie Swan and Her Friends."—Manchester Guardian. That Settled It. Tlio commissioners In lunacy were nonplused. The man on whose mental condition the courts hud appointed them to pass seemed perfectly sane li spite of all testimony to the contrary Ills every action, his every remark was rational. They wore about to give up In despair when matters took an unexpected turn. "Oh, doctor, permit me to return the umbrella I borrowed from you last week," said the patient. And then, at the thought of earning their fees with no qualms of conscience, the learned men decided that any one who would voluntarily return a borrowed umbrella should be placed under restraint. This simply proves how trifles will ever mold our destinies.—New York Times. He Followed Directions. Red tape leads one to curious lengths. A writer In the Columbus Dispatch tells of a street railway car that picked up «i young heifer on Its fender and carried It some distance through the street. In making out the required report to tbe superintendent the. employee wrote In answer to the query on tbe blank form, "\Vlnit did the victim miyV" "She was curried along on the fender and then rolled off uiul run away without saying a word." The Way Out. "Think, love!" ualil Mrs. Oobsa Goldo. "I ordered a dinner gown, and that tiresome dressmaker has ueut me H traveling suit." "Well, what are you going to do about it':" Gobsa tloUU» demanded. "Tlii' only thiiii,' is for us to go nbrojnl ;iL,'.iiu," sin- sighed. —Cincinnati Amiable. "Tl.e;, -;• v 'I'll,-'nia's hiisl-.a:ul Is a 'A:; I.;!.!. : 1 -!...iiM say s,.| I liavn ki ••''•! !'. •' !!.,•;! i : laiiv:ll at a jfKu • ' i • . }•.- "• ~ '.:! j: u- <|. >y, n l!n> :-ti'Vi?- [ •] •• !'• ''.' :::.< .;••• A BOINHA/VV & RITCHA Cement Contractors LET US FIGURE ON ANYTHING IN THE CEMENT LINE SIDEWALKS AND CURBS OUR SPECIALTY We are experienced cement men and employ only skilled help. Home phone 1067 Covina Orange Groves We have a large clientage buying good orange groves. If you want a quick sale, list your grove with us. "IT PAY.S TO SHE US" EDWARDS & WILDEY CO. 232 Laughlin Bldg 1 ., Los Angeles D. W. McDonald, Covina representative Home phone 1259, Covina Clarence Allison of u buii s di e n d gs! or a11 Building Contfactof COVINA, CAL. Covina Livery Stables J. J. FitzGerald, Proprietor Special Rates to Travelling Men Horses Bought, Sold and Exchanged Home Phone 30 Res. Phone 1024 < i Star Refrigerators Built for the needs of the Pacific Coast. Sanitary—Satisfying. Big line of RANCH TOOLS placed for the summer work. Look over our stock of hoes, rakes and tools of. all kinds. The Spinner Washing Machine The triumph of long years of study in machines. Call and see it. Hurley's Hardware COVINA, CAL. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Corn!lifted Tourist Excursions from Los Angeles to New Orleans, "Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points m the East without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '49, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCHENCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Ayent, Pomona Hume phone 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific I •' >'J ; inu; •'••t.; C

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