Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 14, 1907 · Page 3
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THE GROOM MUST PAY. QuMr Marriage Cuitom Among th* Quebec French Canadians. A singular tnnrrlnge custom prevails among the French Canadians in Que- l>ec. After the morning marriage service In the church the bridal party In cnleche or carriole make a tour of calls upon relatives and friends during the day and then return again to church for vespers. Before the evening dance at the bride's new home comes the supper. When the company rise from the table the bride keeps her seat, and aome one asks with great dignity: "Why does madam wait? Is she so soon in bad grace?" She repltes: "Somebody lias stolen my siipper. I cannot walk." Then they carry her, chair and all, Into the middle of the room, while a loud knocking announces a grotesque ragged vender of boots and shoes. He kneels before the sllpperless bride and tries on a long succession of old boots and shoes of every variety and size until at last he finds her missing shoe. The groom redeems It for a good price, which is spent in treating the company. If the groom is not watchful they steal her hat and cloak, which he redeems in the same way, and they have been known to steal the bride, for which there must be liberal pay. The event of the evening is a good jig. in which a guest volunteers to out- dance the bride. If successful the visitor demands a prize from (he groom.- Pearson's Weekly. A MADDENING PRANK. The Queer Joke That Eugene Field Played on a Printer. When Eugene Fiel'd wns city editor of the Kansas City Times he found great amusement in annoying one of the characters employed on the paper. Ferguson was one of the "makeups" on the paper, and in Wynndotte, where he resided, just over the line from Kansas City, he was the leader of a local temperance society. For over a year Field, on coming down to the paper to go to work, would' write a. personal concerning Ferguson. Generally It ran like this: "Mr. John Ferguson, the well known 'makeup' of the Times composing room, appeared for work yesterday evening in his usual beastly etate of intoxication." This entertaining bit Field -would send down In a bundle of copy, and the others of the composing room would set It np and say nothing. Poor Ferguson knew that this awful personal was In their midst and every night would go carefully over every galley for the purpose of locating and killing It. It gave him vast trouble. Every now and then Field would not write his personal about Ferguson, and then the bewildered Ferguson was r worse off than ever. As long as he could not find it it might still be there. It almost drove the poor man off the paper. Now and then It escaped his eagle eye and was printed. On such occasions Ferguson's burdens were beyond the power of even a Christlau spirit to boar. Old Medicine. The following are among some of the fantastic cures presented by the medical authorities of early times, as given by Dr. HIIRO Magnus In his book, "Superstition In Medicine." Remedy Against Bellyache: "Take the heart from the living heart and wear It as an amulet at the left thigh." —Alexander of Tralles. Remedy Against Epilepsy (advised, by the Physician, Moschlon, Dlortho- tes, Alexander of Tralles, Book I, Chapter XV, page 570): "The forehead of an ass tied-.to the skin of the patient and worn." " 'Gather Iris, peonies and nightshade when the moon is In the wane, pack them into linen and wear as an amulet.' Advised by the magician Ostlmncs, Alexander of Tralles, Book I, Chapter XV 7 , page 5GO. The Australian Natives. An English author writes of the Australian natives: "Between tribe and i tribe war for purposes of territorial j aggrandizement IH unknown. They | may fight about women or in the blood feud, for, as nobody is supposed to die a natural death, every death is thought to be caused by hostile magic. Fights arc not now resolutely waged, but merely to draw first blood, as a rule, and, as there are no conquests, there aro no slaves and very lit.tle material progress. There are no hereditary chiefs, though among some socially advanced tribes a kind of magistracy or a 'moderator.ship' of local groups in the tribal general assembly Is hereditary In the.male line." A Good Word For Tobacco. A nobleman tint was extivainly fat was redne'd i» :iu ordinary Si/<; l;y chewing Tobacco, which also does good in an Asthma. Tis of great use lu Camps, where then; is many times Scarcity of Vituals an* Cholicks and the llkfi.-"Compli!ut Herbal," 1C5-1. Understood of Slippers. Slippers [ilay an Important part In the'life of almost every man. In clilhl- Loot! they are laid on him; In manhood, Just after he has been married, the.v are thrown after him, and for a considerable part of the rest of his lift; they are under hixu. A Pleasant Frolic- After the dissipated Duke of WLar- ton had bc-eii narrating his frolics Dean Swift said to him: "My lord, let ine recommend ona more to you. Take a frolic to be good. Rely upon it, you will flud !t the pleasautest frolic you ever engaged in." COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" 'HE above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when lie visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting could have been chosen in describing- Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard ana driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden with the perfume of the orange blossom and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Along these firm, oiled driveways, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer sorts grows in profusion, and withal are the lovclyhotnes set in spacious grounds, whore roses thrive in Such varied richness that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable floral wealth. Sublimely eminent over the landscape that blesses the eye from Covina is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of lesser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madrc range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in Los Angeles county for beav.ty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little clanger of incuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseekcr Covina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality \K all ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjoy the grandeur of •moimlnin the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and flowering in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azone of mountain tops with the tincture of the sea, the conveniences of civilization, and an opportunity of securing- handsome returns for their labors in the cultivation of our groves. Covina was incorporated as a city in 1901, and at once took rank as one of the best governed cities of California, which position it holds steadfastly. Our population is estimated at 2500. Covina is located twenty-one miles east of Los Angeles in the upper San Gabriel Valley." It is connected with L,os 'Angeles and other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Paci6c Electric, which furnishes hourly service, with a running time of 35 minutes, through many miles of the finest orange groves. The public schools of Covina are the pride of the people and the buildings are constructed after the most approved modern plan. In all respects they are up-to-date. Our high-school certificates are accepted in the leading colleges and universities, East and West. Grammar school graduates accredited in the high schools of California and all other states. The people of Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations fcre both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which hadjouthrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid good social and mora environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1905, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. Shopping in llos Angeles? TAKE LUNCHEON AT COULTER'S CAFE You will find it very conveniently located, first-class in every respect, with a la carte service at modest prices. Coulter Dry Goods Company Broadway, Hetwoen Second and Third, Los Angeles (Jin' of CouiiiaN Finest Kr.sidtinces, Hum': of Mr. and Mrs. II. M. MOHMT In few t:onimimili<->, <-vcn in Southern California, can then- m- found a [icojilr more universally itiinii«:fl with civic pride than art: tin-r.iliy.ens of r.dvina. Tin: Covina II • '!'< lephom: Company o< - cupies its own building and f urnUlic-, a complete and efficient s.rvii •••. SM lisi r i orr-* have the use of over HlX) phoiifs, inrlmling free connection.-, with t he towns ol A/n ,.i, < .l«-n<lor,i, S;tu I Ji in.i->, <'h i rli-r Oak, Irwimlalt: and J'uente. The Covina (la* Company, also a ioc'il in ,'ilulion, hirni .lie-i |/.i-> for both fuel and illumination The. San (iabriel Light anil l'owi;r Company I >.i ni ,ih--, !i/rii for Covina priv.'li: homes and streets, which are well lij; liteil t<y a complete ->y.-,l em .,i im n,<!e ;:<•:. I iir,hl>. 'IheCovina Land and Water Company, Control lee! by If. lv Huntingtoi,, fm in ;. -. Hie i il y \s ilh ,: purr ,•. ati-r hiitipl / under t.-xcellent pressure. V.'e have nvo national and two savin:--, o.mk;-,. Our stop-saie of in;; ii onli r and all leading line* of hiisitiesa ;;rt: represented. Tin; Vendome i-, .» dr.-.t-':la»s country hotel. Our clubs are of a social, literary and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a lailh-s' literary, federated or^ani/ation, owning a handsome club-house oi> the corner of Citrus avenue arid Center street; tht: Fortnightly, a gtntlerniin'h literary club; the Amphion, a imifeicul ori;ani/a;ion; an'l the Covina Country C.liib, equipped with a suitable and charming building; the San Gabriel Valley Auto Club with its -sixty-sevLn auto* make .frequent delightful runs over tht: fine roadway -,; and tin: Covina Valley Far tiers' Club, devoted to horticultural and public interests. Covina !:u.s also il/> full quota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks a-, the lc tding orange district of f,o-> Angelas ' oui.ty. Klevn i omplelely equipped packing houses are required to prepare for rnaikvit the thousands of carloads of orange .-> 'Ahi< h an. ship ped from this* point annually to tht: ranter n market.?. In annual .shipments C.i-vina ranks lir.->/ in Loi Angeles coun'y and third in the world. The raising of lem- n-. is al-o a leading industry. li(:.-.ide>» our citru.s product.-., deciduouo fruits ai d berries of every kind are i/n.wn in abundant r. Aj.; i ii ultur.U products and grains gro-.vn on lands southwest ot the city a ""•><< form a leading KOUICC of inuon.c. KERCKHOFFxCUZNER Mill and Lumber Co* Pboncs: Home 148; Sunset 25.1 COVINA; CAL. COVINA MEAT MARKET J. T. KENDALL, Prop. Orders laki'it and deliveries made daily. Orders in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home Phone 3< ^ V F\ E. Proprietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home Phone 30. Covina, Cal. Covina \DalUy Savings ffiand OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS A. P. KcrckhofT, President » H. M. Ilouscr, Vice-President W. 11. Holllday Marco II. Ilellmnn (ico. K. AndcrHon J. C. HutchiiiHon, Jr., Cashier • ' W. M. Ciriswold, Assistant Cashlci Interest Paid on Deposit Money to Loan on First Mortage Real Estate JOHN W. THOMAS Funeral Director and Embalmer GLENDORA, CAL. IN years practical experience. Satisfaction tfuarantoed. ('alls answered clay or ni^ht. Phones: Office 225.?. Residence 4 K.K. Hani I'lione 240 Kes. I'lione CITY LIVERY STABLES C. II. STANTON, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and (lentie Horses, ('art-fill Drivers Stylish Kitfs W. I'.adillo St., on the new electric, line. COVINA, Sparr Fruit Co. We will pay the highest market price lor ORANGES Our references: TJIK (iK'OWKKS who have done business with us. Packing House and Oilice, Ax.usa Ave. Telephone 1035. - !.<>( AI. KI-,1". KSKNTATIVKS H H A T M h R O S. & C O L T R I N

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