Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 28, 1907 · Page 3
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THE DREAD OF RABIES. Out »f All Proportion to tha Frequency of the Disease. Few accidents arc more terrifying to the sufferer tlnui to bo bitten by n dog supposed to bp tuncl, nnd there nre few conditions in which prompt and intelli-1 gent action on the part of the hyatund-1 ors is more desirable. Although nearly all warm blooded \ animals nre susceptible to rabies, it is i most commonly seen in dogs. There I jiro two forms—the "furious" and the j "dumb." In the Curious type after a | period.of melancholy or depression the tiiiimal becomes restless and irritable, with a tendency to run away nnd snap nt everything in slarlit, finally becoming subdued and sullen and dying of | paralysis and exhaustion. In dumb rubies the stage of irritability is absent. The dog prowls about in a list- iess way, with bis head down and lower jaw dropped. At the same time there is difficulty in swallowing. It is often Impossible to tell from a dog'" actions whether it is rabid or not. But (f instead of killing the animal as quickly as possible, as is often unwisely clone, the owner captures It and keeps it for a few days under lock and key the question answers itself. A rabid dog always died in from four to eight days, so that if the animal recovers the bitten persons rimy be sure that they are not going to develop hydrophobia. In nny suspicious case the wound should immediately be squeezed under hot water and if deep be incised freely, so that cauterization with either a hot iron or with strong nitric acid (not with lunar caustic) may be thoroughly done. At the same time the dog should be kept under observation, or if already killed the head and node should be packed in ice and preserved for medical examination. Even if it seems certain that the animal was rabid the patient should not despair, for it is estimated that only 15 per cent of those bitten by rabid animals actually develop the disease, and if the Pasteur preventive inoculations are promptly begun recovery is almost certain. The popular dread of rallies is out of all proportion to the relative frequency of the disease, and the length to which it may go is shown by the instances In •which people have developed nnd eVen died of false hydrophobia, a nervous condition due to fright and simulating to some extent the real malady. — Youth's Companion. BURNING THE YULE LOG. A Survival From the Adoration Once Offered to the Sun. In some parts of Germany the Yule log is placed on the hearth on Christmas eve and if possible kept burning for two or three days. Then a piece of it Is laid aside for the purpose of lighting the next year's log and of guarding the household from harm. Pieces of fir wood charred hut uot quite burned out in the Christmas fire are x also placed under the family bed In some German villages to avert the dreaded lightning stroke, which appears in this relation to be the typo of fire in Its evil aspect, In contradistinction from the solar orb, the representative of beneficent light and wnrmtli. The custom of burning a Yule log for three days and nights in each homestead Is almost certainly a survival from the adoration once offered to the sun at the winter solstice. Three centuries after the Christian era suu worship was still maintained In Brittany, and In Normandy not more than 100 years ago the household fire was extinguished on Dec. 24 and the Christmas log was Ignited by the aid of a flame procured from the lamp burning In the neighboring church. This fact affords a curious Instance of the probable transference of respect and reverence from the sacred fire of a purely heathen creed to the ecclesias- j tlcal lights of Catholicism. When the j pagan rites for procuring unsullied fire | were forbidden, or fell into desuetude j the ideas to which they o\vod thoir origin and development, instead of perishing, continued to exist more or less perfectly by attaching themselves to usages and ceremonies having no direct a«»ivc'iation with them. Colds and Cologne. Grip nnd colds, according to a French physician, will yield if mot at the very beginning with a copious supply of the best cologne. Pour the cologne into a handkerchief rolled to a funnel and inhale the fumes steadily every two or three minutes. After a burning sensation has been experienced one may wait ton or fifteen minutes before taking another sniff. Ifj the bad symptoms have not subsided ! after, twelve hours of this remedy It j shows that the malady was too far un- i der way. • Closer to Nature. : AVe got closer to nature wli'-n w<> • are creating, whether In art, la lit- j erature, in Invention or in working at now and progressive idoas. i We can feel oiw mind roach out Into ; infinity and grasp and bring back j something fresh, new, something nov- j er seen on this earUi before.-Success Magazine. i : Stood by His Theory. ! Thales, the ancient philosopher, de- , olared that there was no difference between life and death. "Why, then," cried ono of those to whom the remark was made, "don't you put an end to your life';" "Because," was the reply, "there is ao difference." A Test of Courage. Courage consUts not in blindly overlooking danger, but In meeting it with the e^es open.—Hichter. GOVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the wotrls which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. GilloU of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more lifting could have been choson in describing Oovina, the chief town of the far-fa-iicd San Gabriel Valley. Kvery boulevard aur. driveway for miles in cvety direction is flanked with peerless groves, and the very atmosphere in the parly 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 lovely homes set in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in Such varied richness that they appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable flora! wealth. Sublimely eminent over the landscape that blesses the eye from Covitfa is the majestic peak of San Antonio :uid those of lesser altitude, but uoue the less beautiful, of the Sierra Mudre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Cov iua li;is no rival in Los Angeles county for beat.ty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilisation, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of incuriug any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things lie will treasure in memory arc to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYK VIIOVV OF Co VINA , To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing in vitntion. The right band of hospitality is all ways extended to all worthy people to ca.st their lots with ours and enjoy the grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and tlowtring in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azone of mountain tops with the tincture of ihe si-a, the conveniences of civilization, and an opportunity of securing handsome returns for theitrjabors in the cultivation of our groves. Covina was incorporated as a city in 1901, aJicl at once took rank as one of the best governed cities of California, which position Jt 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 Los Angeles and other points by the Southern Pacific railroad and the new line of the Pacific 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. «Iu 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 are both building' new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had.outgrown 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^jfjt.ronjised. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. '< over H'C) phones, inHu'li < ).ik, I .•windalt- and Puen fuel and illumination. homc-> and ot I'e'-l ->, wli i' KAN't'.ll Property of .). II. .V"inis In few comiiiimitirs, rvrn in Southern California, can thrrv IK- found a pcopl'; more iini vci'H.'illy imbued with civic: pride tn.iii arc tin- citi/'-u* of ( ovina. The- i ovma ll'iini- 'l'<-\<-\>t\'>iii- (^onip.iny in.- CUpie.-, i t.i own building aii<4 1 i|i'ni.-.lic:-> >i roniplrli' and efficient .vivii.c. Sulii ri,er- li.ive the iinr of iree con neet inn.-, v.iiii tin- tov. u.-> •>( , ,/:i->,i. (,]• ndoi.i, .-..in 1'iniMi, ( h.irler 'I ler ( ,o .-in,, ( . ,i>, ( 'onipan y , alvi a |o. ai in-. • i I ui ion, I urn I •,!,'•-. j;;i* for both San d;-:f<ricl 1,^'iit and Power ' ;oiiipa n y t ;irnii-.i|.- ., ii;:'ii !• >r < 'o> i na private ai c well iii. ii ted ':>•/ ,1 c.onijili-tc .->_', • -.1 e;ii c ,) i n'Min le c:c i: I 1.;; ill •>. 'I lie' ( ovina Land and \Vatt-r Com pa :iy , i oiitr.jlic d by 11. I',. 1 1 tint int.', ton, f nrni.-.li' * t he c.ii v v.-itb a pure ••; ater Mippl y under excellent pressure. \Vc have two national and I wo sa vi n .• - b-ink-,. (mi nloro* .ir<: ol lii^li oidc.T and all leading lines of biinine-n are represented, 'i lie Vcndome i', a tirbt-c:!,i>-.^ country hotel. Our clubs are of a social, litcraiy and musical nature. The Monday afternoon Club, a ladic^' literary , federated organization, owning a haii(l*oiiii: cliit>-liou»<: on the coiner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gi.ntlciuan'b liter;:ry club; the Amphion, ;t musical organisation; an'l the Covina Country Clito, eqaipped with <i suitable and charming building; the Han Gabriel Valley Auto Club with its si xty-sevcn autos make freejuent delightful ruiib over the line roadwayh; and the Covina V'aiiey Farmers' l.lub, devoted to horticultural and public interests. Covii.a. ha.> also tt;» full quota of fraternal organizations. Covina ra<ik,-> a^> the leiding orange district of LCJS Angi-lcs county. Eleven completely equipped packing hou»c.'.-> are required to prepare for market thi. lhou?.UM: ••> of carloudo of or;.i nj.;r*> which arc shipped from thib (joint annually to tb'.r eastern market!.. In it\,mi.t s>h i jni.ei.tb Covirn rauhb drnt in LOS Angeles county and third in the work!. The rai>>ii:g of Itnn ti.«. ifc. also a leading industry. JienideH our citrus jjrodiu.t.-., deciduous fruits ai (i berries of every kind arc grown in abundance. Agricultural products and yrain-> grown on lands southwest i/t the city ub,o form a leading source of income. Shopping in Los Angeles? TAKE LUNCHEON AT COULTER'S CAPE • You will find it very conveniently located, first-class in every respect, with a la carte service at modest prices. Coulter Dry Goods Csmpany H road way, Hetweeti Second and Third, Los Angeles KERCKHOFE-CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home HS; Sunset 2F>t COVINA, CA.L. COVINA MEAT MARKET .1. P. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taUon and deliveries made daily. Orders in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. I Ionic I'lionc 3(> F\ E. Proprietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES i Home Phone 30. Covina, Cal. < ' Covina Dalky Savings ffianb OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS A. P. Kerckhoff, President H. M. Houser, Vice-Prcsidcut W. H. I-Iolliday Marco H. Holliiiini Gco. 13. Anderson J. C. Hutchitison, Jr., Cashier W. M. Griuwold, A«si»tant Cashlei Interest Paid on Deposit Money to Loan on First Mortage Real Estate JOHN W. THOMAS Funeral Director and Embalmer OLENDORA, CAL. 1H years practical experience. Satisfaction f,ai a ranted, ('alls,answered day or niyht. 1'lioncs: ()I'licc 2253. Residence 'I I OH. Hani 1'lione 2-10 Res. Phone l')8 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. H. S f AN ION, Prop. # Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Kast and dentli: Horses, Careful Drivers Stylisli hfitfs VV. Madillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, Sparr Fruit Co. Vv'e will pay the highest market price for ORANGES Our reference?,: Till] (1KOWKKS who have done business with us. Tacking House and Office, A/.lisa Ave. Telephone 1035. - J.UCAI, HJU'HKSI'.NT.VnVK.S H Ii A T II BROS. & CO L T R I N

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