Covina Argus from Covina, California on July 31, 1909 · Page 6
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Covina, California
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Saturday, July 31, 1909
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The Idea of God. (ny If. N. Wells') John Fiske says that "the presence of God is the one nll-prevadlng fact of life, from which there Is no escape." This fact la demonstrated, not only by our own Instinct* and emotions, but the history of man Is vibrant with his yen nil tip: and striving to know God. While the firmament endures, while seed-time and harvest, summer and winter follow each other In end- )e.4s procession, so long as the children of Adam cumber the earth, and play their little parts in the. gambit of life, whether It be joyously or sadly, in peace or in anguish, still our hearts must ever reach out toward the Maker and Ruler of All. Since; find thus permeates all our life. It IB obvious that the outlook of 7nan will be colored, and his horizon dernarked by his idea of God. Given a man's conception of the attributes and character of his Creator, It. Is not. difficult, to understand his attitude toward his fellow-creatures. Thus we find that the Idea of God Is the great first principle of life. The savage, who worships natural phenomena, the ancient who bowed himself before the sun and stars, the Hebrew, who knew Jehovah, the greatest of the Gods, yet clothed him In the most humble attributes, all have developed a ci vili/.atlon and culture in keeping with their conception of God. The experiences of men and our exp'TimenlH with the forces of nature have, Htep ),y Htep, proven all former conceptions of the Infinite One untenable. Xo religious 'Teed that man has ever accepted will prove consistent in all Its features, with modern know- K-dge. All such statements of belief •were built upon theories of the universe which are now utterly and hope- Ifs.sly discredited. One thing we have learned with all men who have lived — they, as we, very early learned that. there are certain awful forces, which man could not hope to combat, certain inexorable laws, which man must, carefully obey. The contemplation of tin- working of these forces, und the certain Hiireness of these laws, has produced the BeUlod belief In a God omnipotent. The further study of the ordered ways of the Almighty conduces the thoughtful mind that Ho Is not only the One Power, but also the wisdom, tbq All- Powerful, All-Wise, and All-Seeing One. The average man, however, ponders little upon such matters; his Idea of God la befogged in rituals and symbols, In creeds and Images, Is stifled In houses of God, and ho condemns as atheistic all conception of the Deity which throws away the rubbish and worships the God who is a spirit, in spirit and In truth. Kevortlieles, In Kplte of Ibe reactionary opoHltlon of (he organl/.cil religious iiiBt.ltutions, a larger and truer conception of the Almighty One IH Hiowly but sim-ly gaining a place in the hearts of the plain people. The fundament:,! principles of theism UK (.aught by .li HUH. ; HO Iruo that they will endure while the heart anil mliiil of man can love and iidore. Hut the bundle of changing doctrines called Chris! ianlly, has contained, and does contain much that Is not In harmony with thin pure theism; the change from polytheism to monotheism cannot, tie accomplished without carrying a certain amount of Much] superstition along. Yuleilde and Kastur were adopted from pagan festivals; the worship of the Ilerecyntliliui Mother IH continued In that of the Virgin Mary, and oven the name "God" Is probably Hlmpb' the name Woden, tlio pagan deity with the "\V" changed to "(!," Just as tnnuy of our Anglo-Saxon names and words have been ('hanged. Tim Idoii of God which .IC-HIIH taught was to bo prcachod to men born and living In an environment whoso tendency wua polytheistic, so wu have tho doctrine of tin- Trinity, as well aa other pagan beliefs Interwoven Into the teaching of the church and per- HUtiiiM even unto (he present day. Through this stultifying effect upon the minds of men. (he church lias retarded the dev.'lopmont of (he true idea of God, and In HO iloing, has in the Hume measure, retarded civili/.a- tioii and progress. InstiiiHtivoly sacer- iliitulism recognizes the revolutionary enVrl of each new comiuesl of science, and has conibiUU-d its acceptance. Put the simple, pure theism of .lesutj, the belief iii, and love and reverence for an all-pervading, Infinite God, "in whom we livi- and move and have our bt'infi." stands unshaken amid the wrecks of time. God Is great enough !<• till all lime and space, and near « nough to envelop yir.i and me in In* protect inc. |o\c. yea. !o live in your ht.-ari .i:ul mine. KurnUhed rooms for i< ut. .Mrs Gil-, Italia bt:v.-t. If OUTFITTERS GET THEIRS. Players. Long Hits Please Miller Has Too Much Class for City the Fans. Covlna San Felice, f>; Outfitters, 1. "Well, what do you know about Spider \tlddaugh getting two triples and a double In that game?" Maybe this was remarked after the hungry looking initial Backer for the best bunch of ball players that Covlna has ever had together, blasted the fondest hopes of Lind and Hawkins every time he stepped to the plate. LI rid was doped to have the Swastika pinned to his person, but their must have been some thing In the grin, for Spider only connected for a brace of triples In the two fintt times at. bat. An agonized yelp came from the mound, and the crack slabster raced for his blanket, yelling as he went, "Never mind, Hawkins, he can't do It every time." Hawkins was lucky, for Spider stopped at the second sack after he had slashed his best, offering far over the fielder's heads. I like the rest of the bunch fine, but, O you Spider! When it comes to pitching, Miller Is the whole soda foundry. Everybody thought, he was good when he pitched against Covlna In previous games, but the finished article he turns out. when he has a team of live wires behind him, surpasses anything the fans have dreamed of. The outfitters were lucky to get away with one measly swat Sunday, and II was a costly boot at. short that let In the lone run that prevented a shutout. Of the twenty- seven put. oiilH, Miller was responsible for fourteen by the air route. With ChcHu wearing the big mitt Covlna has • a remarkable battery. Only once did ! a runner gel, a lead off first, then Chess whipped it. like a bullet In time to cjitcli the man at second. After that a runner that was so lucky as to get to the keystone, stuck around for more likely transportation. The home guard annexed two tallies in the opening round. Montague was hit by pitcher, Shut!, went first on a fielder's choice, on which, with the assistance of an error by the third baseman, Monte scored. Graf was safe on a hard chance to right that the ftolder missed; then Mlddaugh came through with his little offering, scoring the second tally. Two more hits In the second added another run, but the same number In the next round brought in two, for Spider was up In this frame and Miller also caught the Idea, and slammed out. a two^baggcr. In the fourth, after Montague and Shutt flew to center, Graf singled and Mlddaugh doubled without making a ^bowing In the run column. The last run came In the fifth when Chess singled, Shirley Hacrltlced, and I'eto singled him homo. The fielding was of the ordinary kind, and did not call for any apodal effort. The only stunt was a fast double In the second, Miller to Graf to Mlddaugh. Aguayo made a fine at- -tenipl In the sixth which would have been a sensation If he had held it. The score: COVINA SAX FIOLIOK. Alt R II SH I'O A M Aguayo, If f, 0 1 0 '_' 0 I Montague, cf 4 I 1 I '2 0 0 shutt, :ib :i o o o o i i Graf, lib I! 2 1 0 '> -I 1 Miildough, Ib ... 4 1 li 0 7 0 0 Miller, p 4 0 I 0 0 I! 1 Merwln, rf 4 0 0 0 I) I) 0 Chesirc, c 4 I 2 014 1 II Shirley, ss 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 Totals ;i:{ t! !> 1 UASTICHX OUT KITTING Ail R II SB Caas, ss It 0 0 0 Goddard, lib. cf. .4000 T.M-ry, Hi 4 0 0 0 ,1. Lln.l, p, Kb 4 1 0 0 Harris, c 4 0 0 0 Abrats, lib 4 0 0 0 Carudous, Hb, rf I! 0 0 0 Hawkins, p, cf. . I! 0 0 0 G. hind, If I! 0 1 0 •n CO PO 1 0 10 1 4 1 A K 0 0 0 1 1 1 a o i o i o o i! 0 0 0 U 11 -I THE PILLORY. Totals :M i i o SCORIO HY INNINGS. Covina '-' 1 L' 0 1 0 0 t) x---li llase Hits I li •-' I! 1! 0 0 0 x !) 10. O. t'o. 0 0001 0 000 I Hase Hits 0 0 1 0 I) 0 0 0 i) I SUMMARY. 'I hive base lii'.s — MUldough. -. Two- base hits Mldilough, Miller. Chess. Saertllci' hits Shutt, Graf, Shirley. Carculous. First llase on errors Covina, ,'i; Outtltters, 4. Left on bases--Co\ Ina, t>; Outfitters. 4. Hiuii's on bulls Miller, L 1 ; I.iml. 1. Struck | out -Hy Miller, 14; Hawkins. 4; Don-! bU' pl.iys - MiluM to Graf to Middough. ! Hits mails Off Miller, 1; oft' l.iiul. ti; ! •off Hawkins. :t. i'assod balls !!ar-| | ris. HK by pitched ball Montague, i Time of garni-. 1 hour. :',!> mill. I'm-i 1 piiv - I.ibliy. Sciiivr Winder. , i A rmstroiig's ('ovinu Nurscrit-.s have procured lifiOU Valencia 'mil navel tiraugt- lrw-i», MiM oluss stuck. Any one wishing lo 1 ny sunn- siimlil cull l_f) l>ir 1'uilhcj infi-rmuti n. An English Writer'* Reflections Upon Public Punishment. Perhaps one of the few really democratic Institutions ever created wan the pillory. I do not say that it was n humane Institution, though It was cor- tnlnly more humnne than our system of Hlletit Imprisonment. But Iwlng humane has nothing to do with being democratic. You may have humane and Inhutnnne democracies, just as you may huvc humane and Inhumane despots. The point IH that the pillory was a real appeal to the people. If It was cruel It was because the people were cruel or perhaps Justly Indignant. Tlu- people threw dead cats (the less humanitarian, f believe, threw live cats), but they could throw bouquetn and crowns of laurel If they liked. Sometimes they did. The argument about the old public punishments cuts both ways. The publicity wns an additional risk for the government as well as an additional risk for the prisoner, and this In specially true of the executions for trenson. It was no small thing that half a million men might possibly treat n.s a mnrf.vr a man whom the king was treating as a murderer, that the prince had to concede to every obscure ruffian exactly what that ruffian probably wanted most—fame.—G. K. Chesterton In London News. THE KANGAROO. Its Hind Legs Are a Most Formidable Pair of Weapons. The kangaroo weems poorly provided by nature with offensive weapons. III.s powers of biting are not formidable, nnd bin fore piiws are so weak a.s to seem almost rudimentary members of little use. Ills hind leso are muscular and .strong, but are apparently of use only to assist flight from his enemies. On these; hind legs Is found, however, a most formidable weapon In the shape of a long claw an hard as steel and sharp as a chisel—as terrible to dogs as (he scythe chariots of the ancients were to their enemies. When run down the kangaroo, placing a tree behind him to protect his rear, will seize in Ills fore paws such Indiscreet: dogs as rush up to him and, holding them firmly, dlsemhowl them with a sweep of his slckle-Ilke claws. Even the hunters themselves thus caught In the vlsellke grip of an "old man" kangaroo of the larger breeds have aometlmefl suffered In like manner and have now and then taken their own turn at being hunted as the enraged animals turned upon them and attacked their horses with blind ferocity.—St. .Tames' Gazette. The Colossus of Rhodes. The gigantic Colossus of Rhodes was one of the seven wonders of the world. It was erected In honor of the sun by Charles of Llrxlus, a disciple of Lyslppus, nnd waa thrown down by an earthquake about 224 B. C. The figure stood upon two moles, a log extended on each Hide of the harbor. A winding staircase led to the top of the figure, from out of the eyes of which wore visible the coast of Syria and the ships sailing on the coast of I0','ypt. The colossi were the peculiar characteristic of eastern art and were of common occurrence, many of I hem lie-Ing over sixty IVi-t in height. Tin; most, celebrated Is the Hlalue of Memnos, on the plain of Tilt-lies, described by the historian Stralm. A Skeleton In Every Closet, Tli« expression "There Is a skeleton In uvery elost-t" Is said to have Its origin In the fact (hut a soldier once wrote to his mother, who complained of her unlmpplncK.s, to have some sow- Ing done for him by some one who had no c-aros or troubles. At last the mother found a woman who seemed to havo no troublon, but whc-u she told her hiiHlnosH (ho woman took her to a closet containing a skeleton und said: "Madam, 1 try to koep my troubles to myiu-lf, but every night I am compelled by my husband to kiss this skeleton, who WUB once hl.s rival. Think you, then, I can bo happy?" Alphabetical Time. An English tlrm, Hlgglus & Dodd, finding (hut (hero were twelve letters lu (heir name, placed a great clock ovor their door with the letters on KH fuco Instead of numerals. Thoy waited anxiously for days, weeks, hoping for some return, but not n soul took notice of the clock. At last, amid excitement behind the of- flee window, a man was seen to halt in tin- Htr(H>t and gaze at the clock, pu/.- v.lod. Slowly hi; came lo (ho dour, entered and drawled, "Say, Is It half past Hig gins or a quarter to I>oddV"—T. I'.'d Weekly. Her Bargain. Wide-Oh. this is awful! Those curtains 1 gut at tin- bargain sale don't match our furniture. Hubby --Return "em. \Vltle—I should say not--cheap us I got themV Wo must have some now furnituru at once! Oleveland Leader. Th» H«co. "So Bllgglns lias writ ton a historical novolV" "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne. "Who Is the hero of the bonk'.'" "Tin 1 man who has undertaken to publish it " \\';t.slilni,'tiiu Star. To Save Space. Jack Ill-lid, 'I'lim. "1,1 mini, jjot yiuir ncu ilat lilted ii|) yet'.- T-ini Not ijuite Say. ,ln you kimw when- 1 eaa buy :i fi'lilini; to-'thbrushV Bustou Transcript. Beaumont Cherries Supreme YIELD UP TO $600 PER ACRE- AVERAGE $250, WHAT BETTER COULD YOU WISH FOR? Cherries and apples-the aristocrats of the fruit world. Beaumont is per- fer:t situation, for both the markets of Los Angeles, Riverside, Redlands, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, will buy every pound rained and pay from 4 to 7 cents quickly. A good fat living can be made from raisins potatoes, onions and other vegetables In your orchard while it comes Into bearing. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, likewise are a paying complimentary crop. These lands will never be as low again—you can't match this in Southern California. » TEN ACRES OF CHERRY LAND WITH WATER TREES TO PLANT THE TEN ACRES.. $1750 225 $1975 HOMESEEKERS' CELEBRATION DAY. Monday, August 2nd, a grand celebration over the progress of this splendid colony—nothing to match it on this coast, grown from a village of I'.TiO people to a population of 1200. About 100 new buildings have been erected and a $100,000 w»*-M' system installed, supplying domestic and irrigation water to over IflOO acres, with generous surplus for all futurettses. COME TO BEAUMONT HOMESEEK- ERS' DAY. I "' ~~ mCAIJMONT LAND AND WATER : CO., OWNKRS. I OU! S. Broadway, Lon Angeles i I want to know more about Beau| mont and its irrigated apple lands. j Send me literature. Give me dates ! and rates for your excursions. Name ! Address.. Say! .Aftr* ftancbcr You are conducting a big business—more money invested than many business houses—do a good deal of correspondence, don't you? Do you always have suitable paper handy when you wish to write? Do you know that we can furnish you with the very best of writing paper and envelopes, neatly printed with your name or the name of your ranch, place of resi- deuce and date line, cheaper than you can secure tablets and envelopes in small quan- titles? This will make your correspondence businesslike and more convenient. COVINA ARGUS, PRINTERS JACKSON Motor Cars Four Models and Four Reasons Why They are Better. The Jackson Automobile Company has a motto reading,"Sound Business Methods and Sound Goods." Material in making is best to be obtained in America and Europe. We warrant all machines for 90 days after shipment. Covina Agents NOW is the time to use DISINFECTANTS T buy them of W. W. NASH PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST Covina California flFNASCO Smooth Surface Roofing \^L^I •ImkJ^^^X^ An absolutely new process that resists all weathers Kerckhoff-Cuzner /Hill and Lumber C°. Home 148, Sunset 253. Covlna, Cal. STANTON & HARNISH Citrus Avenue "No Sand Too Deep, No Hill Too Steep." (•'or Salt' (iood buggy t-lioaj). A<1- ih'^s Hox ti'Ki. I'oYiu.i. 7-lMp 1'lioiif <'\<Miin«s to s>i for (Uirbaiik plums. Mrs. lieiius ( H i-riuih/f r. S-'J4ii ! | \\'.'.ntfil Tram work. Por parlicu- '. l.irs wtiu- tm.v !''J i'o\ iii.i. 7 - U) -: Hay, Grain, Cereals and Fuel WHOLESALE AND RRTAIL 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. Badillo St., on the new electric line. Barn Phone 240 Res. Phone 198 COVINA, AN EASTERN TRIP VIA SALT LAKE ROUTE Is one of comfort and pleasure. 'Tis the Short Line from Southern California via S.ilt Lake City, with beautiful scenic features ;uul excellent train service. In addition to the famous L()S AXiiKLES LIMITED, carrying both standard and tourist sleepers through to Chicago in Three Day, the Overland Express carries THROUGH SLEEPING CARS TO CHICAGO ST. LOUIS ST. PAUL ai;d many other points via various tomes Eaat of Salt Lake City. Your patronage will be appreciated, and full particulars of rates, trains, etc.. may be had from Salt Lake Route at Romona

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