Covina Argus from Covina, California on August 29, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, August 29, 1908
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DOVE LAW IS UNSEASONABLE Covina Birds Die When Mother is Shot in July. "Doves—July 15th to October 15(h." This item in the California Si ale Fish and Game LKWS does not bear any especial significance to the careless reader, but in its wording lies a tragedy. On the fifteenth of ,Ki!y the state releases ils protection of the dove, and in the following weeks Hiou- sands of these useful and innocent winged companions of the orchard and plain are slaughtered. II is .minted out that the dove is not a predatory bird—it does not clash with the interests of the fruit grower or the grain raiser, but in reality is an assistance to the man who tills the soil. But the tragedy lies in the fact that the birds are shot in the midst of nesting time, when the little ones are breaking the shell or are in a weak state of dependency upon the old birds. Mr. A. R. Evans of Covina says that he has often found nests in the orchards where several young birds have died from starvation after the death of the mother bird had been caused by some gunner. It is a common thing to find fledglings dead in the nests in July, birds that waited in vain for the return of the mother. Apropos of this fact, which points to the necessity of shortening the open season on doves, is an article appearing in a current number of the Pacific Electric magazine, by Dr. Emily G. Hunt. The article follows: Since, permitted by an unfortunate game law, gunners are now shooting doves, some words upon the habits of these beautiful and gentle birds may be of interest. No ranchman can accuse doves of spoiling any fruit; here is negative virtue. But, according to "William Dutcher, a high authority upon birds, recent investigations made by the biological survey, United States Department of Agriculture, of the food of the dove, prove this bird to be of incalculable value. . . . Its principal and almost constant diet is the seeds of weeds. These are eaten at all seasons of the year. They constitute 64 per cent of the animal food supply, and show very little vari- aiiqn-durlng-any month. Some of the seeds eaten are so minute- it would seem that hone but the smallest of birds would eat them, and then only •when driven to do so by lack of other food. Some instances of the enormous numbers of seeds that individual birds consumed will be of interest. In one stomach were found 7,500 seeds of the yellow wood sorrel; in another, C,4flO seeds of barn grass or fox-tail. The three doves in question benefited the farmers on whose land they fed by destroying 23,1.00 prospective weeds at one meal. Is there a farmer in this land who would not welcome as a friend the man who would offer to uproot and kill 23,100 weeds? Yet. because the doves RO about silently and unobtrusively and make no loud boasts of the good they ure doing, they are thought liule or no value. In many sections of the country this valuable, harmless and pr-ntle creature is consldf.-rert lis a seini-gamo bird (shame on Californiai, and is shot during a large pan of the- year. It is a question for ranchers to settle whether they will permit anyone to kill on their land birds thai annually destroy tons of seeds of pigc.on-grasH, ragweed, smart weed, bindweed, and many other noxious plants, and arc thus worth so much as helpers on farms. The mailer resolves -itself into a question of figures, i. e., dollars and cents lo tho farmers. If three doves at one meal destroy 2i!,loo weed seeds, and thus prevent the growth of the same number of prospective weeds, how much good will all the doves <m a farm, or in a state or In the country at large accomplish? Or, to present the case in another way, how much will it cost in time, labor and actual cash to destroy \vh;ii the doves would eal if lhf-y were prou-eicd and encouraged 10 remain on the ranches? Would it not be :n;" economy for the ranch owners to post their lands wiih Ihe linen, "No Shoo! in.'" signs, which may be obtained n-oiii \V. .Scott Way. (ilendora. Oil., or I'ro'n ihe I'iisiideiia H'.l'il.'Ule Society? The farmers in the I'niied States sp^nt in I • !>!» the enoi Mious .sum of $:!i>. r v'"' r >,''-l for l^ljor. How much of this was p;ii.l for l.ililni; and how much o!' it '-("iid liav-- l.cin s'tvi-d if no dou-s !:,id I.(.-••n !:il!.-.l. but all had IK.en |ii()tc( li (1 and |i« I i;:i i I«-d lo 1'er- f.irill l)r-if WO! ,. ' It is gre.iUy to be boj • -d 'hat ihf-re may In- a new yame law shortening tile (love ht-a.-oii. which in/w open.-; before r.'e.itillg time is le.iii. ow-r. a time whei: all creature.-; aie f-iitji l.--d lo pro- '.eciion. As they lay bui tv.o eg^, sometimes one, there is no possibility of their too rapid increase. But there is no reason why the dove should * ever bo considered, in any sense, a game bird, nor why i( should not be accorded complete protection, along with the mockers and song birds of which 'California is so proud. Then, indeed, would "Ihe voice of the turtle dove be heard In tho land" as it came into our ranches and gardens on long, whistling wings, more unafraid than ever, a beautiful, useful and Interesting' feature of California country life. "Tell me, stock-dove, wherefore Hunt art mourning ever, Filling all the greenwood with thy plaint, of woe?" sings an English minstrel, and it might well reply: "Because in me man is shooting his good friend." The gentle St.. Francis of Assisi look the dove under bis especial protection, while Tennyson in his "Princess" chooses as his emblem of peace "The moan of doves in immemorial elms." But it was the Grpat Teacher who bade us: "Be . . . harmless as doves." PLANS AT LONG BEACH. The Festival of the Sea Is to be given at Long Beach Sept. 1 to 5, inclusive, and promises to be the greatest and most striking spectacular event ever attempted in the Southwest. It is being planned on a magnificent scale, and all who attend will flnd something new and pleasing for every hour of the week. Because of the location, ever feature, as far as possible, will be given some thought of the sea, thus setting the festival apart from all others of its class, and adding to the enjoyment of the spectators by the novelties presented. Carrying out this idea, the Queen of the Festival will first appear In court as a mermaid fresh from the depths of the ocean, and the court itself will be located In the surf, where the waves will be beating around It every hour of the day and night. The hall where the inaugural ceremonies are to be performed will be an Immense shell, decked with the elaborate and beautiful colors of which nature is so lavish, and displayed with the highest art. This "floating palace of the sea," with its bright and varying colors so beautifully blended, with the queen and her court in all the magnificence of state costume and glittering jewels, all shown under the constructed brilliance of a-'thousand electric lights, will present a scene which must linger for years in the memory of every observer. In the mammoth parades which are being planned, one for each day of the festival, the same thought of the sea is being thoroughly carried out. LARGE CONTRACT AWARDED. W. C. Sanders of San Dimas has been awarded a large contract for cement irrigation pipe for Ihe Beaumont water system. He received tne contract in competition with the leading bidders of Southern California, and has already signed the contract to begin work within ten days. The contract embodies the making and laying of about "O.OOO feel, of six a/id eight- inch pipe, which will result in the irrigation of a territory comprising nearly two square miles. This addition to the, Beaumont water system will make, the aggregate of pipes laid I her" in ihe past eight months over 1 wenty-livo miles, and water is now running through over eighteen miles of pipes. .Mr. Sanders has just made a I rip over the ground, and finds thai a splendid supply of water has been developed in the canyonrf to the north of town, where (he company lias creeled a large central pumping station, using a I/fj-horHepower gasoline engine in connection with a Hand ait compressor,, Weils have been sunk about ."iiiO feet apart, ten and twelve inches in diameter, to depths of from :;nti ;o :!|ll feet, and the average yield has been about T.'J inches. The battery of wells when fully completed will consist of half a doxen, and the capacity of the pumping plant is over -jito inches. Sulphur Bleach fur Fruit Stains. Stitiueil table linen follows the ro- turn of tht- fre.Hh-friiit Hf-ason ;IH surely "as night follows duy." For removing Hucb fclaitiH there: is nothing more effective than tin; sulphur bleach Lay a'bpoonful of sulphur on a plate, and fcprinklo with M few drops of alcohol. Over thi.s iilace a tin fun- no! with the point upward. Touch a lighted ni'ileh to tin; hlrohol; wet the 'stained linen, (ind hold tht: fc|>ot over I the o|.filing of t,he tunnel. The Mil I {.iiiir furm-h will remove the most ol.->( male Main, M-IMom jf.-<|iiiriug than oi ; e applicHti;;n. Ki'iM; and wash the linen at '.nee, t<> pro vent ro'tiuK the material. 'African's Home Coujf.union for .-.eou-n.her. fiunthtr's hveets an- Clapi> st-lla 'tut. j.u.e an-J BALDWIN WILL IMPROVE RANCH Four Hundred Horses to be Pastured at Griffiths Rancho. "As long as the races continue, no i matter which way (he law may ho decided, f shnll continue lo rniso running horses." is tho spirit of tho old Kins Pin of the Turf, K. .1. (Lucky) Baldwin, whoso aggressive, policies have been the life of Southern California racing, and this week the an- nomieoinenl cornea front his slock inn linger, Lon Tucker, at Snntn Anita, that 4,000 acres of the I'nonto rai'ch, along Ihe hill range south of Covina, is to he fenced In Immediately in preparation for tho maintenance of 400 brood mares this fall and winter. The expenditure of an immense amount of money Is to be made in the driving of wells In different sections of this vast tract, and with the raising of water to the surface will come alfalfa and orchards where now the land raises nothing but. barley hay and patches of grain. Manager Lou Tucker told the Argus that the whole territory known locally as the Griffllhs gYaln rancho is to undergo a complete change. At the point where the single stock barn and ranch house now stand there are to be, erected larger and better fitted buildings of a nature necessary for the breeding and early training of horses. The Puente hills are to be Included in the pasturage, n system of modern wire fencing encompassing the entire tract, and when the enclosure is ready the greater portion of the stock now at the Santa Anita and Arcadia stables will be transferred. Mr. Tucker was not able to state what the extent of the improvements would be in figures, but an estimate of the work proposed sets the figures about $20,000. At the Griffiths rancho at the present time there are an even one hundred brood mares, all runners, with about thirty-five colts and fillies, and several mares In foal. The horses have been given the run of the hills during the summer, coming down Into the big corral In the afternoon, when they are locked in for the night, beltlnd the coyote-proof fencing. ( Considerable danger is met with from coyotes at. the time when mares are foaling, and for this reason every precaution Is to be taken in fencing the huge tract. The miles of fence to be built will be made so that dogs and coyotes will have no choice but to remain on .the outside. In the big drove of brood marcs Is the famous old mare known to the turf throughout. Hie country as "Reina de Los Angeles," now an old animal, but still one of the most, valuable possessions in Lucky Baldwin's string. The mare now ia being followed by a very promising colt, which the horse fanciers are walehing. There are a do/en others well known to horse lovers. The drove of mares at thin ranch has done exeopllonally well this year In foaling. The mare "Miss Kord," another top- notcher, IK in the bunch wilh foal. It was Ihe. discovery of Water al a depth of l!00 feel below the surface of Ihe earth, made on Ihe eiglil.v-acre tract now owned by Will Crlfllilis at the north end of the ranch, that inllii- j oneod the aged horse fancier in his ( scheme lo raise water on his horsi- ranch. The pump now In operation is raising 45(1 gallons of water to the, minute, and is changing the de.,eri into an orchard and alfalfa ranch. It is Mr. Baldwin's Intention in raise about 100 mules each y<ar on this ranch from working stork, aboii' :Vi driving horsi s, and to keep .it least j 100 thoroughbred mares on the range all lite time, j The Ldifole Cactus. Several ninchers in Ihe vicinity of (,'ovina, owning large tract* of tin -j watered II:IJ:|H, have been experiment - ing with the feasibility of p' j the thornier eactiiH. This product! of the experimental station of Luther lint bank lias created a revolution in ideas in Htirne of the arid dihtrie.lH of! the state, and liiitbank's hpinelesH plant in also being taken ii:to all I quarlc.jH fit the globu, where con- ditiotiH <ire tilling tor itn fnopaga tion. Mr. Logan, of the firm i>i Logan iV Fuller of LOH Angeles, ' bundling this product, from the experimental stal ion, has lii-eii in ('.(> vina for several il.ivn, introducing tliii citrliiH to raiieheis. Mr. Bur bank claims thai, (lie CU<'|IJH ba-i j thice fourths as much nuliition as alfalfa, containing uliout !r.i pet cent of water. Mr. Logan states that his firm is (-ellinj/ the standard variety oely, obtaining the plants and seed l'ro/i, Bui bank's .station at Santa Jlosa uiMler the dj-ect super vision of the well kuov.ii h<;l ' Jurat wi/ard. it. i-, tJu: intention of thi.s firm to introduce it. to the lanchers owning propeny on U.e ari<i i'UfellttJ hills. i The Making of Diamond*. It Is quite possible to manufacture llnmonds. Infectl n famous French- Quit) of science, Molssnn, mtitle vftry large numbers by means of his elec- :rlc furnace. His process was to dissolve lumps of sugar In molten Iron, •mbjeeting the solution to enormous pressure. Lump sugar may be snlil to consist simply of witter and diamond. It is (be citsc that the diamond Is mere;,v crystnlil/i'd carbon. There nre throe kinds of ciirbon plumbitgo, graphite •itid dinmoml — the composition of .ill of which is Identical. When charconl is dissolved In molten iron, graphite is "tinned. All the diamonds found In iiorne'.i. Brazil. India and South Afrlcii ire iiKide in much Ihe siime Dimmer— ilinl K by the action of great bent and ••iiiiriitoiis prcrsitrc. Charcoal formed : rom \\ood has been baked Into dlu- i:;inpls. the enormous heal ami pres- -i:re ol' the earth's interior causing tho i.'iiutil'ul wlille stone to erystallt'/.e out. .lili.uig'i aitiliclal (distinct from imi- :•:|otn diamonds have been made for i:i\e (i.'.ie. the cost has been prohlb- :i' t>. while the stones have been of but i'i>•lirnilicaiil si/.e and value. Fastidious Smokers. "Did you know," asked one mom her of a group In the hotel lobby, "that an Indian Is much more fastidious than n v.hilc man in the mutter of smoking? i saw when I was In Montana several uf their, war dances and the councils afterward. You know, they sit In a i-lrele on the ground and pass the pipe •.if good fellowship around In silence. I-'ach man takes two or three, puffs and then hands the pipe to hl^ next neighbor. Hut If you notice you will see that In the whole circuit which It makes the mouthpiece Is never wet. The red iinin merely lays the end of the stem against his lower lip and, keeping H!B mouth partly open, draws a deep breath. Removing the pipe, lie exhales the smoke and then perhaps repeats the process, but he never puts the mouthpiece Into his mouth In tbe common ,'ptileface' fashion. If lie IB naked to smoke a peace pipe after a white man, lie first wipes off the end of the plpestem where it has been In the prevlouH smoker's mouth."—New York Times. Th« Lecturer's Subject. "I call my lecture 'Glass.' " Bald the lecturer, "not because It says anything about that subject, but because of the nature of It. To begin with, It is tho eort of lecture that anybody can see through. Then I am liable to make n number of breaks in Its delivery, after which It will be full of funny cracks. In addition, it requires a lot of sand to produce it, to say nothing of the hot air employed. The agents have blown it pretty much to the committees. "Another point of resemblance between my lecture and glass Is that when cut it Is much more valuable. I shan't refer to the subject any more, though It is not a safe one to drop. The principal reason for my selection of this name anyway Is my knowledge of the fascination foreign titles have for the American people." But noticing that the audience bad hurried away the lecturer desisted.— Chicago News. Every One of Them a Bird. A current newspaper Hem is as follows: "Tho wil'i; of n Methodist minister In West: Virginia has been married three times. Her maiden name, was Part ridge; her first husband WHN named liobln, her second .Sparrow, and the present one's* name In Quaylc. There are now two young Hobins, one, Sparrow and three llttli; Qnaylen in the family. One grandfather was a Swimn, and another was a Jay, but he's dead and now a bird of Paradise. They live on Hawk avcmic. Kaglcvlllc, i' 'unary Islands, and Ihe fellow who wrote Ihls article is a lyre bird and nn Interesting relative; of the family." St. Louis Ho- pllbllc. : — y . Proving a Rumor. Imrlng one of th;.- Mardl Cras f'esllv- IHes at New Orleans a couple evidently from Ihe provinces wandered Into one of tin.' nuuicroiiH little French reHtaii- ranls. The lady Heanned UK? menu. "Here's entree." t-hc, said. "What In II? Shall I order II?" "fioiid heavens, no!" replied lu.*r 'companion. "I've always heard lh;,t HID French eat II. but not I'or IIH. You'd better order ham and eggn. An entry's a race borne." Harper's. Too Man/ Weddings. "Whal brought you here, iny poor man?" iminlred Hi" prison visitor. "Well, lad.V." replied Ihe prisoner, "[ guess my (rouble started In attendln' too many wcddinV." "Ah! Von learned (<i drink there, or Kteill IKTllilpH'.'" "No, lady, I S'.as always Ihe bridegroom." No Odor& In His Cab. An old lady about 10 bile a cab In London asked tin- cabman it he could take her lo Trafalgar square. The c« limit n replied. "No. m>im I can't, and 1 wouldn't If I could, and I be. limo you want h, eat onioin bile 'em!" A Pair of Them. f'hurch Whal's thai piece of cord tiinl iirijiiiid your linger !<,r'.' ijotham .My wife put it there lo lemind m<: lo mail a letter. <'hureb And did .' o;j mail II V <iolliam No She lot got. to ({I vi.- if to me! ( 'ong:egali',iia!M "If Smiiiie/. uudi rlal.-ch lo pull mv car-.," -aid .1 lel,o.\ ;;i a «lre< t i oilier, "he 'Aiii ha 1 , e Ins baud.-, full." 'Ili'- i-iov.i) looked at the lean'.-, earn and i-.m:ii d. London 'i eje^rapii. Why not buy your MILL FEED whore you ^et the best for the least money? We make a specialty of Rolled Beirley always fresh CHIolced Reed of the most approved brands, tested by years of experience by poultry fanciers. HfgH Grade Rertlllaters sold on. unit basis. You pay for what yon f>-ct and what you pay for. Deliveries made to all parts of the valhiy. San Gabriel Valley Milling Co. HOME BAKERY In Its New Home that has no equal WHOLESOME, SWEET, APPETIXJNG Pics, Cokes, Hot Rolls O. GRINER, Prop. Barn Phone 240 Res. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Saddle Horses VV. JJadillo St., on the now dcctric line. COVINA, POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY If you want Hie HKST WORK at Hie MOST KKASONAMM'J I-KICKS k ri vt . UH ;l lnil |. TVVKNTY YKAKS' expcrii-mx- II.'IH t;uitflit IIH the CMKAI'KST and HKST wny to do your laundry. With lii-Ht-clasH er|uii>iiH:iit our work and our metliodn art: sanitary and up-to-date. Leave Bundles at McLeod's Restaurant LOKJIKKK HKOS COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KliNDAI.I., I'rop. OreliTH taken and drliveric.H made daily. Orders in town will receive prompt at lenlion, Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. I Ionic I'lioiie 3 CAN WK JNTEKEST YOU IN lt,U''i!.Y\ AND LUTHER GOODS? l/caf|in^ manufacturers in that line in the San Oahricl Valley. Dealers in whips, n.ln:,, saddlrry-h;inl\v;irr, and all «-<uiii>im.:nts for hor^r and stable. K'ea >oMabl>- prices. Hi^h f-rade tfoods. Covina Harness &, Saddlery Co. I'lioue 1170 I Want to Sell at Once Eight head of horses, alt driving stock; yearlings and two- year-olds; good driver that's a bargain; also two work mares and four mules. W. L. GRIFFITHS Phone 3134, Covina 7-1

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