The Covina Argus COVINA, CALIFORNIA. Rntcred at the Postoflicc Covina, Gal,, as second-class matter. Published every Saturday by the Covina Argus Publishing 1 Company, Inc. J. L. MATTHEWS... SHIRLEY BROS EDITOR . ..MANAGERS SUBSCRIPTIONS: One Year In advance Six Months Three Months Sinp Ic Copies fl.50 .75 .50 .OS ADVKHTJ8KMKNTS: T)isplay advertisement at reasonable rates. Prices on application. Changes made as per contract. Liners 5c per line each insertion. Legal notices Sl.fK) per inch fir'it insertion, 50 cents each subsequent insertion. Cm-Inn, Gal., Anoint 7, 1000. "West Covina." From (jown Iri Walnut Center, where the corn hides from Bight th<; tops of fivf; year old walnut trees, where the barley leaps like magic under Irrigation, and the land IH covered like a green plush carpet with alfalfa, comes an agitation for a name more fitting for thr: cornrnunity, a name that will more definitely place It Iri the minds of the people of Southern California. Th» people would like their community to be known a« "West Covimt," Why not? Telephones cover that district from this section; market wagons supply them each day with provisions from the Covlna stores; Implement houses of Covlna make It their business to cater to these prosperous farmers; an electric line will eventually ombraco this district on Its way to Pomona through Hpadra. valley, and that splendid country known a« Walnut. Center will bo gripped in a triangle that Is logically Covina territory, and Covlna In spirit of progress. Without hesitation, wo can say that the nainc would he welcome to us, wo who dwell in Covlna proper. Covina is progressive. The towns lying a- rnuui Walnut Center are riot so much so. Covlmi Is an American-made town. Get together and talk this matter up some more, and wo will get together on the rope and pull with you. It's a good world to live In, and one of tho nest spots In It Is the place which desires to be known nfl "West. Covlnn." SOCIAL DANGERS. President of Social Purity League In Covlna This Week Working Earnestly. Hev. Olnronc.o 10. Webb, president of tho Social Purity Lougno for tho Pacific coast, has boon milking an active campaign In Covlna. during the past week. During tho oarly part of the week ho hold muutlngs on tho main street, assisted by four young men from Occidental College, singing songs In concert and speaking. Twice he spoke ut meetings In the Presbyterian find Baptist churches t.o attentive audiences. For Sunday morning, ut I ho Methodist Church, ho has chosen this Interesting topic, "Protected Innocence." In the evening, at the Baptist Church, he will speak on "The Greater Sin." Covina Will Mix With Daubers Tomorrow Afternoon. Tho Parraflno Paint Co. will put a team of ball players Into the Held iH'Xi Sunday to glv« the lot-ill UKKro- gation the opportunity to keep up their present perfect average or to die fighting while the daubers put it over them. CmsHiniin, who lii'tuln the pitching stuff "f the city tctuu, IH n pltfhev of repute, and In heralded by many IIB the Hlab arllst that is going to K<'t Miller's goat. Thnmnh ll>»> sporting columns of the Herald wo also understand that every one of the Parra- liueH IK confident of victory. Well, Mr. Crossman, and the rest of you we ai" glad that you have un- bomnlctl coulUlcncc in your ability to clean up the t'oviiiif team. If Miller hit •> a goat you are welcome to it. but you may liavc to scuut around til* 1 cactus some little time before you find it. NOTICE. Meeting of Board of Equalization. Ho-i-il of Kiiuali/ation will meet in regul.11 session in the City board room, Iteeil buiUlin^. at Itl o'clock a. iij.. Monday, AUKUM '.Mb, l!Hi!i. In e\ aniiiif anil c<|ii<'tl I!M- aHsi-ssir.ciil roll Id'' the fisi'iU year, .unl u> hear any ami ill complaints i relative to taxesl ol laxnayjMs "1 th'' »':ty oi ('ovina. A M ','KNrK, I '!.•;•.; dl I he 1 >o,tnl i >l I 'i|uall/ ,il ion ami ('it y ( '!'•! !•. ni' tin. I'll-. 1,1' i ',,-> iii;i. t for Sunday morning at the Methodist Church, "Protected Innocence." Sunday evening at the Bap- Us'. Church, "The Greater Sin." Mr. Webb will address a union meeting of the young people. Baptist Church services: Sunday- school 9:4t>. Preaching at II a. m. by the rector. Subject, "Bowing "r Reaping." B. Y. P. I', 6:4:',. Prayer-meeting Wednesday evening, 7:4"i. Topic, "The Heavenly Life Now." All are cordlnUy Invited to the sfrvlcos. S. W. Gage, pastor. ChriHtian Church: Sunday-school, 10. Preaching 1 by the pastor, II. Junior 'i. Intermediate and Senior Endeavor (\-A~>, l.'nlon meeting at Christ- Ian Church. I'nion preaching service 1:V, at the Baptist Church. All are cordially Invited. Presbyterian services: Sunday- school !i:4"). Preaching by pastor 11 a. rn. Subject, "God's Mercies Accepted -.ind Ills Warnings Rejected." Junior and Intermediate. Endeavor, Church. Union service at Baptist Church with Rev. Wftbb of Social Purity League. Paul G. Stevens, pastor. CHARTER OAK. Mr. and Mrs. O. If. Van Reusselaer arc entertaining a number of Elk friendB from their old home In Indiana. MrB. 0,'haH. (Jiveri and her dangh- t.erH, MlHHfta H«H8 and Marian, spent Wedriefulay vlfdtlng relatlveH in LOH MrH. Wm. Smith IK vlBitirig her friend, MrH. Doyle at Long Beach. Mrs. Wm. Ilartlett of Redondo, who has been the gueKt of the BtowellH for the pnst two weeks, will return home Saturday. Moving Pictures at Christian Church. Tho Hev. F. K. Hagin, for nine yoarH a missionary of the Christian Church in Tokio, Japan, was greeted by a ,'arge audience Thursday evening. For tin hour and a half he held his audience In rapt attention, as he de- scrilntd scone after scene in oriental lands. Tho children wcvfa especially pleased with the moving pictures exhibiting In a novel way tho life of the for awny lands. Mr. llagin is making a tour of the churches to awaken greater interest in the cause of foreign iniHHions. lie exhibited many excellent pictures of Mr. 10. II. Moon, tho missionary of the Christian Church, and his native helpers and mission buildings in the famous Bollngo Held on the Congo in Central Africa. Mr. llagin loft on the Southern Pacific for Kedlands where lie lectured last, night In the Christian Church. Covina Irrigating Company. The regular monthly meeting of the hoard of directors of the Covina Irrigating Company was held at the ofllce of the eompnny August 4th. Present: Kerckhoff. lOlliott, ilousor, Lahee, Coolman, Collision and Mono- fee. The report of the secretary showed balance on hand .Inly I, $">7'I.OG; receipts for mouth, $"ii;!i7.li:!; total, $(!,- U71.-!•; expenditures. $2.:i:ii;.l7; leaving a balance of SV.Mn. 11 1 . The leport of the superintendent, showed repair and construction work done to the amount of $xi>.72. Warrants rntilU'd, ?no:t.OO. Hills ordered paid, $loor>.r>7. Good Shooting. A p.irty of mighty hunters climbed around back of "Old llaltly" last week ami Drought ilown two line deer as trophies of iln 1 hunt. The traveling wus pretty numb in spots and the party hail a gooil hard outing of it, but they got what they went after. In i be party were Frank Snoilgrass, (). C. Willoughby, Carl Smith. Russell WilKiughhy and Mr. Tinker. Mr. Snodgrass got a good three-point buck, and the other line specimen was shot by Tinker. Five Acres Sold. l>. \V. Marl >unald, local representative of the KdwanlsX: Wildey Company, h.is already celebrated his re turn lo 'lii' really market by the sale for W. W. Nu/.um lo 1'. .i. Itoss, of the li\i aeie navel j.:nnc loealed on Koulaud atenue. The properly is im |>i'o\ ed sviih a new |i\e room bungalow and oiilliiul'iinv.s Cuiisiiii'i'ai ton. .•S'lHiin ,\; r Koj-s i.s .1 n -i ,-iii ,ii!i\al i; .mi l->'.\ a ,ii.il !--v> - l 01 .; i,o:-j.' r A TEMPERANCE UNION. Mfmbers Limited to Fourteen Drink* of Liquor Oaify. "Signing the plpilj.''." Is no now filing, as Is proved by rfwnrcheH in Italy. Intf-rnstlng pnrUculntH of whnf. would appear to be Hie earliest examples of written pledges to abstain from ffftrn- bJliiK and excessive drinking are given In the Turin Htudl Medlevnll by Slgnor Glrolamo Blucnro, who has discovered three such documents in the archives of Milan. The first of these records Is an oath sworn on the irospcls by Gincomo Paequall flnd Arrnanlno Duca to th* effect that for two yearn thej will ntatnln from gambling In Pavla or within three miles thereof and will likewise refrain from Inducing others to gamble on their behalf. The penalty for any breach of this oath l» fixed ml ft soldi, payable fo I'nplo Bovatorlo. In the second document I'ernno de Hono promises T,*b«rto de I'roto to abstain from gambling for a certain period, exception being made on be- hfilf of the KJirm. 1 of blsmentlro, at which, however, he wns not to lone more tluin 2 denarl on any one day. Further, he undertaken not to visit any Inn for drinking purposes before the hour of vespers on .Monday. A breach of either clause of the pledge Involves the payment, of 5 soldi t.o I)B Proto. By the third document Silt-to Ferrarlo expressed hl« willingness to pay 12 denarl to his brother Lamperlo should he be persuaded to play for money In any place of public resort or to spend more than 2 denari on intoxl- cantn IB nny one day. The motive for these contract)) ifl not stated, but It Is presumed that they w«re entered into by employees whose wasters wished to keep their proclivities In check. There Is nothing In the documents to nuggest the existence of any organization for the promotion of temperance. The honor of being first In the field In this respect therefore still rents with Germany, where two temperance societies were founded In the sixteenth century. Of these the Order of St. Christopher was formed by Blglsmund de Uiettrlchsteln on .Ian. 18, 1517. and the Order of Temperance by the landgrave of Hesse on Dec. 2!>, 1COO. The members of the one order were pledged to abstain from toast drinking, and the members of the other undertook not to drink more than seven glasses of liquor at a time, and that not oftener tbnn twice n day.—Chicago News. A PARISIAN RUSE. Th» Dre»«m«Wer'i Lure That En«n«r«d the American*. Grace Margaret Gould tells In the September Woman's Home Companion Home of the ways the Parisian dressmaking establishments sell their goods to American women. Here Is one ruse that she saw worked In one of the biggest establishments In Paris: There was a sudden and evident commotion among the employees. "The princess! The princess! She has arrived!" they cried. American eyes began to bulge. Out from a magnificent equlpago stepped a regally gowned grand lady, attended by footmen and maid and re reived toy the whole bowing establishment, to the neglect of all other customers. She was In a gniclnun mood this day and easy to be pleased, praising their past efforts and select- Ing several of their new creations without regard to cost. After she hart mnde her departure amid like ceremonies there was no need of the saleswoman bothering her bend over suggestions. Every American vromnn present wanted a gown copied from the one the princess had bought, and idle got It after much pleading and at n price far beyond the limit she had set. And the point of this fable is this: The princess was no princess, but an employee of the house. Kvery French gown has two prices— nn American price nnd a French price. It Is needless to say which Is thn greater price. Along about April the cry goes up, "The Americans are coming!" and theo the prices go up too. Along about November, when tho Americans have left, yon might almost eay they are giving away gowns, only the Frenchman never does give uway anything. Thou It Is that tho Frenchwoman In general nnd the French actress in particular selects her wardrobe. The Bad Spot. An Irishman one day was told to put up a signboard on which were th« words, -To Motorists -This Hill la Dangerous." Away went Mike with the signboard and placed It ut ilie bottom of n very steep hill. A few days later his employer went to see how the board was put Up and, tliullng It at the bottom of the hill, sought and found Mike. "You blooming fool!" he cried. "Why didn't you put that .sign In the rlgbt place":" "Shure and ain't it?" asked Mike. "Don't all tile accidents happen ut tb» bottom?"-- IIurpor's Weekly. Crazy to Expect It. TLmluppi;—Say, oM fellow, lend me a tnuulritl, will you'.' Ulg.u's .V hundred what'.' Ilurduppe A hundrvil dollars. 1 - Ulggs- oh. stop your joking. Hiiriliip;u> u-:in.cst:yi .K.Uiuu' 1 .' 1 was never more senoii i lii i:iy life. I'm t.roke. Kiiri,'* My d,-.ir ni.in, you're- not broke; y -u'lv <-:;uiiiil!- Catb-jHi? Stand.ml aiul Tin.f>. A iliamniid with a ll.iw Is ln-r.erth.ii! >\ common slop.-.- \\iihnut ai>> tmpiT f'.vtioii.v l'hiiuv'<» 1 'l't'\ i-th. ANCIENT POISONId Some Obscure Facts Revealed i by Study of Toxicology. THE PENALTY OF THE PEACH. A Document of Antiquity That Showt *h« Egyptian* Kn«w How to Make and Ui« Pruttio Acid—The Peiione •f Ancient Greece and Rome. In the mythology of Greece there •was a somber saga which declared that In the far north, later described as Colchis, there dwelt some sorcerers —children of the sun. Of these Hecate posssessed vast knowledge of poisonous herbs, which passed to her daughter Medea, who administered drugs to that dragon which guarded the Golden Fleece and urged Jason to gladiator- like achievements. Menes, one of the oldest of the Egyptian kings, arid Attains Phylornetcr, the last king of Pergcmus, undoubtedly possessed wide knowledge of medicinal plants. Attalus Phylomcter compounded medicines and experimented with poisons. He was familiar with hyoscyamus, aconite, vern- trum, conlum and others. Mithradates Kupator went further than either of these, however, as he prepared the famous mixture therlaca, composed of fifty-four Ingredients, and which In later days sold at a great price. There Is further evidence of the chemical knowledge of the Egyptians as disclosed in embalming and various technical works. The most Interesting feature of the poison lore of Egypt, however, is the fact that the Egyptians were acquainted with prusslc acid, one of the most deadly poisons. They distilled it from certain plants and trees, notably the peach. In the Louvre there Is an ancient Egyptian papyrus on which has been deciphered: "Pronounce not the name of I. A. O. under the penalty of the peach." This is supposed to be a death warning to those who might be tempted to reveal mysteries in connection with the religious rites of the priests. It is certain that the Romans learned of prusslc acid from the Egyptians, for history has It that in the reign of Tiberius a Roman knight accused of treason drank poison and fell dead at the feet of the senators. In ancient Greece poison was the favorite method of capital punishment and suicide, and it is of Interest that •elf destruction was considered by the Greeks as an exemplary means of free- Ing the soul from the body. Valerius Maximus relates that he "saw a woman of quality In the island of. Ceos who, having lived happily for ninety years, obtained leave to take a poisonous draft, lest by living longer she should happen to have a change in her good fortune." Nicander of Colophon (204-138 B. C.) wrote the most ancient works extant on tho subject of poisons. In one treatise he described the effects of snake venom. In another he considered the properties of opium, henbane, certain fungi, colchictim, aconite and con- tluni and recommended antidotes for them. Dloscorldes (40-90 A. D.) described the effects of cantharldes, sulphate of copper, mercury, lend and arsenic. He described poisons under three heads-animal poisons, poisons from plants and mineral poisons. Poison lore—"polson-lchre." as it was long called—was considered a forbidden subject for many ages. Gatcn In his work "On Antidotes" remarks that the only authors who dared to write of poisons were Orpheus, Theologus, Morns, Mendcslua the younger, Hello- dorus of Athens, Aratus and a few others. Unfortunately none of their treatises Is now In existence. The sacred writings of India show that the art of poisoning was used for suicide, robbery and revenge, and here we learn that the original cattle poi- soners lived in India. The Asiatics knew arsenic, aconite, opium and other poisons. The ancient Hebrews were acquainted with certain poisons, and "voscu" and "chema" seem to have been the words lined as general terms for poison. The deatli of Socrates, DemoHthcnus, Hannibal and Cleopatra testify to the pharmaceutical knowledge of the ancients. 1'hrysa poisoned the Queen Statlra in the reign of Artaxerxes II. (B. C. 405-35!)) by cutting food with a poisoned knife. The professional poisoners arose early In the Christian era. It Is recorded that Agrlpplmi (A. D. lit!) refused to eat apples at the table of her father- in-law Tiberius through four of poison. —New York Times. How We Change. "Did ,\on notice that woman's expression just thi-ii?" queried n traveler on an elovatfd train, and ho pointed to a handsomely gowned woman whom the exigencies of transportation hml placed directly opposite mi aged and not too clean man. The old man was about to conceal a bljj red handkerchief. "That old fellow." continued the traveler, "jnst took a pinch of snuff, and look it vignrousOy, ami the opera- il"ii appeared to ^rh e the voinau nn'.i- se:i. 1'isiMisi. \\as written all over her f'i' i- Tiiitik of It! A habit condemned ui>!\ er->:i\ly by iviincim-'u today and i-tiie tin- li.il'it of Kin-', coiirtier and M'l'i;'.! c\ijiiiMic The jew<-ic<i snutT- l'o\ wh.it :i treasure, li was! Ai;d ii.'U ut :!. ue do i-haii:.'f. don't we':"-New Y.TU tihbc. f S. P. TWOMEY H. C. DILLER Covina Hardware . . . Company . . . Full line of Gas and Steel Radges, Stoves, Cooking Utensils, Lawn Mowers, Fruit Sacks, Willow and Wooden ware, Paints and Oils—in fact, everything you will find in the biggest hardware store. Covina Hardware Co. Ne * toFirit Phone 1198 National Bank CITRUS AVENUE, COVINA, CALIFORNIA "Greatest Electric Railway System in the World" The Pacific Electric Railway 566 Miles of Modern Built Standard Gauge Lines Reaching the Principal Cities and Towns, Mountain and Seashore Resorts of Southern California Luxurious Observation Passenger Cars. Prompt and Reliable Freight, Express, Telegraph and U. S. Mail Service. For information and literature regarding the great MT. LOWE Trip, BEACH RESORTS and other points of interest, see local agent, or address General Passenger Department, Room 290, Pacific Electric Building, Los Angeles, Cal. AUGHTS FOR AUGUST YOU Aught to buy "Bradford's Bread" and "Oak Leaf Butter," cold boiled ham and best of bacon, green groceries and every sort of easily prepared provender such as is found in a first class grocery for.such a time as this. FROM HORNE'S GROCERY Phone 43. K EEP OOL By Using Gas for Fuel, Call and See Our Nice Line of Gas Ranges. Phone 1%. Covina Valley Gas Co- 1 236 N. Citrus Announcement To Our Present and Future Trade Messrs. Morris CBl> Hart, who have for eight years made a study of the Confectionery Business, are now proprietors of of ON CITRUS AVENUE Do you realize that it is necessary for Candies and Confections to be pure as well as for ail foods to be pure? We are Specialists in Pure, Hi^h-Grade Confectionery. We are to make many improvements. Watch fur this space ea-~.ii week. Your- for youd ciuxeii^hip and trade. The Palace of Sweets,..
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