Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 4, 1908 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, January 4, 1908
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( DRIVER ANTS. Th* War Th<M» F«roe!eu« LiHU Hi* ••etft Defy tht Frt«h«l«, There arc certain ants that show wonderful Intelligence, and the "dtlref ante" not only build boats, but launch them too. Only these boats are formed of their own bodies. They are called "drivers" because of their ferocity. Nothing can stand before the attacks of thesd little creatures. Large pythons have been killed by them In a single night, while chickens, llzardu and other animals In western Africa flee from them In terror. To protect themselves from the heat Ihey erect arches, under which numerous nrmles of them pass Iu safety. Sometimes the arch Is mudc of grass nnd earth and Is gummed together by some secretion, and ngaln It Is formed by the bodies of the larger ants, which hold themselves together by their strong nippers while the workers pass tmder them. At certain times of the year freshets overflow the country Inhabited by the "drivers," and It Is then that these atits go to sea. Tho rain comes suddenly, nnd the wnlls of their houses are broken In by the flood; but. Instead of coming to the surface In scattered hundreds and being swept off to destruction, out of the ruins rises a black ball that rides safely on the water and drifts away. At the first warning of danger the little creatures run together nnd form a solid body of nnts, the weaker In the center. Often this ball is larger than a common cricket ball, and hi this way they float about until they lodge against some tree, upon the branches of which they arc soon safe and sound. —Pearson's Weekly. GOVERNMENT ANIMALS. Branding Them Is Provided For by Army Regulations. Whenever you sec the letters "U. S." branded on the left fore shoulder of an animal, make up your mind at once that that beast Is 01* was at oue time the property of our rich old Uncle Sam. Then again if you knew the key to the system of branding utilized by the quartermaster's department, United States army, you would in a moment be ahle to tell the organization of the army to which that animal was assigned Immediately after purchase by f he government. Branding public'animals Is not a matter of choice, but Is provided for by the army regulations, which direct that— "Public animals shall upon the day | received be branded with the letters 'U. S.' on the left fore shoulder. Horses assigned to organizations will fllrao be'branded on the hoof of one -fore "foot Vrie and one-half Inches below the coronet with the designation of the company. Branding irons of uniform size and design will be supplied by the quartermaster's department, letters 'U. S.' to be two inches In height, letters and numbers of hoof brands on the same line to be three-fourths of •an inch .high, the letter to precede the number and blocked so as to penetrate the hoof one-sixteenth of nn Inch. For example, the hoof brands on horses assigned to band, Ninth cavalry, would be CBf>; to Troop A, Fifth cavalry, would be Af>; to Company A, battalion of engineers, would be BEA."— Cincinnati Enquirer. Advanced Arithmetic. Kenneth Is the name of u good na- ttired Washington hid who Is as studious as any of his companions, but he is young yet nnd has not advanced .very far In the grades of the public schools. The other evening he was vls- Jting n boy friend who has laid his plans for serving In Uncle Sam's army In the future and conti'iHjilutes graduating from West Point some day. Th« two wore talking about mathematics when a yo'.tng lady sought to test Kenneth's knowledge of 'rllhmelic. "If loiimtis i"i!'(' '-.', cents ;i dozen," she j asked him, "how much are cast Iron j lamp posl.s apiece V" i With a perl'i'cily serious expression j on his face Kenneth replied: j "i don't know. miss. I haven't got j tthat far in 'ntlimiHiu yet."—WashJiij ton Star. Opium From Lettuce. A sort of opium Is obtained from the common lettuce. The scientists give it a long name, whieh no doubt means something very leui;ried and profound, and declare that they (ind important dillVvences between the opium of the lettuce and the opium of the poppy, but for a'4 practical purposes the one Is identical with the oilier. Many u man who lues eaieii letiuee kncws how j .sleepy it causes him to beeome an hour ! or so after dinner, and tin- older (lie : lettuce Hit,- irivatcr tin- sli-eplhcs-4, for j in mature leiim-e the milk .juice Is well ' tl«.>x-<?)<>l>ed and a!) Hie proporiic.s of the- ; opium are present.- London .News, | No Place to Die. { The soldier of the- legion lay dying in ; Algiers 1 A committee of citizens who want- I ed to boom Algiers as a health resort waited upon him. "We want you to change your headquarters," announced they. "You're Liming business here." •-Pittsburg Post. Bright Bey. "What is the worst thing about riches':' 1 asked the teacher of the Juvenile class. "Their scarcity '' promptly answered the bright youth at (be head. Chicago ' News. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Glllett of California, when he visited recently this fair gem set in Us semi-tropic surroundings. No .words more fitting could have been chosen in describing Coviua, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley. Every boulevard and driveway for miles In every dlrectidn is flanked 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 th« 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 floral wealth. Sublimely eminent over the landscape that blesses the eye from Covina is the majestic peak of San Antonio and those of leaser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madre range, with their snow crowns shining 1 and sparkling like jewels, Covitia has* no rival iu L.os Angeles county for beauty of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed iu broad perspective, Is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of iticuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things he will treasure iu memory are to be seen In and about the pretty burg. T«~;-~^_^ '-' ', *"•<• . *""" •» »v? R -^ , » BIRDSEY13 VIEW OF COVINA To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing invilntion. The right hand of hospitality is alt ways extended to all worthy people to cast their lots with ours and enjoy the grandeur of mountain the perpetual gladness of vernal life, fruiting and flowering iu perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azoue of mountain tops with the tincture of the son, the conveniences of civilisation, 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 2300. Covina is located twenty-one miles east of Los Angeles in the upper Sari 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 1 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 building's arc constructed after the most approved modern plan. 1 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 cf Covina an, emphatically, cburch-g'qers, and. eac.bjof the six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both buift'Hng new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had^outgrov/n their present Vhurch buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid jtood social and'mora environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1905, which IM largely patronised. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. KA.N'CII 1'iopeny of .1 H. A<l.nn>> 115 few cumminiities even in Sou them California, can tliciv he (omul a people, won- uni vcr*iilly imbued with civic pride .ire the citizen* ot ('ovina. Tin: I'uviii.i Koine 'IY|i-|ihon<: ('omp'iiiy occupies its own luiilditig and furnishes : i <:on)p)cle and efficient si-i «, i . . Sn'o^i-i PUT-, have the n-.e of over H!XJ jihon.:s, inr.hii'iiiiK free connection* with the. towns of / /.>.-. . , < II- mloi .1, S.i u iJiina*', ('hiirt'T Oak, Irwtnduli; rind 1'in-ntc. The < lovin.i (',,>-, (loin nan v, aUo a lm.,1 i m •>' it ut ion, Inrniiiie-. c, a -, for no III fuel and illumination. The San l/abrii.-l l,i,{hl and Power < '.on,p.MI y tur |j|/iil for ('.ovum priv.'le home* and street*, which are well li)j lite<] i.y a i:oni|>iete .-.y-trin . | 11.1 i odi • ecu I ii;;hti. '1 In- ( «.vi na Land and Water Company, controlled ny II. K. Hunting ton, fur n;^. n • •-. tin cit v :\ itii a [jure '.va ice supply under excellent pressure. We have two national and two saviir_'?> Our htore^arr of lnt;h order and all leading lines of huMine** are represented. '1 in: Vciidoine is >t lust class country hotel. Our clubs> are of a bocial, literary and i/jiinical nature. The Monday afternoon Cinb, a ladies' literary, federated organization, owning a handsome cUib-hoiise on the corner of Citrus avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman's literary club; the Amphion, it (organisation; and the Covina Country Club, equipped witii a suitable and charming building; the Han (iabricl Valley Auto Club with its sixty-seven auto* make frequent delightful runs over the line . dwayn; und the Covina. Valley Farmers' Club, devoted to horticultural and public interest*.. < ovina bar, al-.o its full quota of fraternal or^utiixutioiii*. Covina ranks* a* the Iciding orange district of Lor. Ai.'K«'ics c.oiinty. Kl'.-vcn completely equipped packing houses are required to prepare for market the thousands of carlou'l* of oranges which an, shipped from thi*> uoint annuaHy to the eastern markets, in armia i>bip>/;et,i» Ovin.i ranks first in I.OH Angeles county and third in the world. The raising of leim iit> is al-,oa leading industry. He-hide* our citrus product.-., deciduous fruits ai d berrkhof every kirid are grown in abundance. Agricultural products and grain-? growju on land* fcouthweht ol the city aJbo form ii leading source of income. Shopping in Los Angeles? TAKE LUNCHEON AT COULTER'8 CAfE You will find if very conveniently located, first-class in every respect, with a la carte service at modest prices. Coulter Dry Goods Company Broadway, Between Second and Third, Los Angeles KERCKHOFF^CUZNER Mill and Lumber Co, Phones: Home 148; Sunset 253 COVINA, CAL. COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made dally. Orders In town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home Phone 36 F\ E< Dudctereur Proprietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home Phono 30. Coviua, Cal. Covina Galley Saving OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS A. P. Kerckhoff, President H. M. Hoimcr, Vicc-PrcBlden-t W. H, Holliday Marco H. Helliuan Geo. R. Anderson J. C. liutchlnson, Jr., Cashier W. M. Griswold, Assistant Cashlei Interest Paid on Deposit Money to Loan on First Mortage Real Estate JOHN W. THOMAS Funeral Director and Embalmer GLENDORA, CAL. 1H years practical experience. Satisfaction (fiiaranlectl. Calls answered day or niyht. Phones: Office 22SX Residence 41 ()K. 15am Phone 240 K'es. Phone CITY LIVERY STABLES C. H. STAN ION, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast inui (li-iitlr Horsi'S, Careful Drivers Stylish K'i(,(s W. IJadillo St., on tin: new electric line. COVINA, Sparr Fruit Co. We will pay the highest market price h/r ORANGES Our references: THK OKOWKKS who have done, business with u,. Packing House and Oliice, Axusa Ave. Telephone 1035, I.OCAI. H II A I H U R OS. & C O L T R I N

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