Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 19, 1908 · Page 7
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TRV THE COVlN A FU FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF fURNITlM Of FLOOR (OYERIIWS SAFEST PLACK TC TRADE W. Q. OUSTER, Manager Yosemlte Valley. Yosomilc ViiUoy is now reached daily after short ami pleasant trip via Southern I'neilic to Merced. Yosemite Valley Railroad and 12 miles sta^c fide. Information tii.-iy he had at Southern Pacific olTii:e. SCALPING. Indian Tradition That Tells the Orlaln , of the Custom. According to the Indian tradition, scalping arose in this wise: Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years ago, when nil the Indians In the world were of one tribe and under one chief, there arose n dispute In the tribe as to who should succeed the old chief, who had just died without issue. There were two principal aspirants to the hodor, each having a considerable following. The dispute finally ended with strife and war, and for the first time in t.._• history was "brothers' blood shod by brothers." The chief of one of the factions had a beautiful daughter, and one of the bravest warriors was a suitor for her hand. Her father consented to the match on one condition—that the young brave should journey to the camp of tho enemy, many miles nwa'y through the deep snow, kill tho chief, his rival, and return with some unmistakable token of his death. In spite of the snow and the distance, the young man Immediately set out on his journey and, after lying in ambush for several days, finally entered the camp, boldly attacked the chief In his tent, slew him and cut off his head. Next morning the murder was discovered, and the tribe set off in hot pursuit. Little, by little they gained upon the fleeing warrior, who in his anxiety to elude his pursuers cast away all his impediments, to his very clothing, routining only his stone knife and the trophy which was to win him his bride. His pursuers gained rapidly -until finally so near did they come lie could hear them on ins trail. His grewsome .burden grew heavier and heavier, and. as a last resort he whipped out. his knife, stripped the scalp from the head of the dead man and, thus lightened of bis load, reached his own camp In safety, presented to his chief the token of his prowess and was wed, amid great rejoicing, to' the damsel of his choice. From thenceforth he was permitted to wear an eagle's feather in his cap, and to tills day the eagle's feather remains the sign of the successful warrior, the number he displays depending upon the number of scalps he has taken.—Chicago Record-Herald. HE USED TACT. A Successful Man's Story of the Way He Won Wealth. "The late Ira D. Sankey," said a Brooklyn Clergy man, "attributed a part of his success-to "tact—to the Vacuity of pleasing people. He used to tell a story In Illustration of 'tact's great power. "Mr. Sankey, according to the tale, met on the street one day a man he hadn't seen for two years. " 'Why,' said tho man, 'how well you're looking, Sankey! 1 " 'You, too, are looking well," said Mr. Sankey. 'And two years ago you were qujte out at the elbow, while now you are clothed in purple and tine linen. Come home to dinner with uie, won't you?' "'Gladly,' said the other, and they went to dine. "During dinner Mr. Sankcy's guest talked agreeably of his 120 horsepower racer, his wife's limousine and his daughter's husband, the earl. It developed, in fact, that he was a multimillionaire. '"And yet two years ago,' Mr. Sun- key suld, 'you were us poor as a church mouse. Tc!l me, how did yon manage UV* "'By moans of tact,' replied tho guest. 'I suddenly took to being tactful, and tho results were marvelous. I never ncgh>i-tc:l on meeting an acquaintance to say, "How well you an; looking!" Tin; acquaintance would be tremendously pleased. lie would invite me home to dinner, ho would introduce mo to all ills influential friends and he would glvo me valuable lips and pointers. Naturally I soon became- rich, very rich, rich enough to retire.' . "Thsn I he g.iest looked at his wutcn and rose. " 'Hut I really must be going,' IK said. 'Thnuk you, my Juar Sunkoy, for an excc-lli'iit dinner, (ioodhy. IIovi well you're looking!" "—Cincinnati En qulrer. Settled It Themselves. In western China Kurojican travelers recently found a simple im-ihod of settling disputes. One of them writes: "While we called the midday halt at Tachzule, wo asked the villagers concerning some now graves which wo noticed in ft field close by. They an- hwered, 'Our head man and two others were killed three months ago in a feud with u village higher up tlu; hills.' 'Is it set!led now?' 'Yes.' 'Did you report the ma tier to LaowoV 'No. What would have been the ase? We just nettled the inuiu-r ourselves.' 'How?' 'Oh. we killed eight of the other party." " Literary Taote. "I have v>n;teu a hook ih.it everybody ought to roiiil," .said tl.e author. "I am afraid It won't do," answered the publisher. ''What the public secru.-* to want: now Is a book that nobody ought to read."—Washington Star. CO VINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Gillett of California, when hctl visited recently this fair gem set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more fitting 1 cout have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of the far-famed San Gabriel Valley Every boulevard and driveway for miles in every direction 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 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 sut in spacious grounds, where roses thrive in such varied richness that thev appear voluptuous even amidst indescribable floral wealth. Sublimely eminent over the lands-cape that blesses the eye fro mi 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 beai.ry of situation. Enhanced by the markings of civilization, its scenic loveliness, viewed in broad perspective, is hardly surpassed anywhere. There is little danger of incuring any tourist's resentment by advising him to tarry al Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many tilings be will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg, BIRDSEYE VilOW OK COVINA To the homeseeker Covina extends a standing invitation. The right hand of hospitality is all 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 in perennial concert, an atmosphere blending the azone of mountain tops with the tincture of the sva, 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 1W1, 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 cast 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, will) 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 1 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 arc well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations arc both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had outgrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, "*,uid those who desire to raise families amid good nodal and moral environments find here an ideal community. Covini boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is I'JOS, which is largely patronized. An especial ic iHi'co in . -n s Use children's reading room. In few communities, c-vcn in Southern California, can then-be found a people more uni V.TM;I II y imbin;d with civic pride than ar»: the i:iti/i;n.s of Covina. The Covina lie,in.- Telephone (.oni|i;uiy o< - ciipies its own building and fnnii.-.he.-> a complete and >-nicient service. Sub .< i i Ix-i ••> have i!ie u-.e of over HI 0 phones, inc.iudii.g IMC coni.ect ici.s wit h i he 1. ,v. i.r-. ,,f A yie a , <. 1< ndoi a , Ha n I )iin;i , Miartrr Oak. Irwindale and I'lientc, The Covina Gas Coin pan y, .1 !.->•< a local in-,iil iiliou, fumi »ln- . i-,.i -. for holli fuel and illumination. Tin: San < ,;il>ru:i Light and I'o-.vi r Company liirni:-.he* li;.;hl lor (.ovina private home.-, and street-, which are well lij.; ht.-d l,y a i-omp;eie .-. /-.fin of incande-.cctil light -,. The (.ovina Land and Water Company, controlled by II. Iv J !u nti n;< ton, fui m-,m>, the ciiy with a pun: water supply under excellent pressure. U'e have two national and two -,,ivn.",; . b,mk». ( >ur >,tore>, urc of hn;h older and all leading lint:-, of hii:->inu.in are represented. Tin- V< n'iome i-. a ti.' bt-cla -,-> countiy hole!. Our club.-, arc of a social, literary and musical nature. Tne Monday afternoon <.|.ili, a ladies' literary, fi:deratt.-d organization, owning a hand.-,"ini.- cliil)-li'ni.-.e on (In- < orner of (itiu-. avenue and Center street; the Fortnightly, a gentleman'.-* literary club; the A inphiou, a iii-inical or^ani/ation; and the Covina Country Chili, equipped with a .-.uitahie and cnarming l<uililin>;; the K,m Gabriel Valley Auto Club with il» MXty-M.VMi ante.-, n,:.ke fre<;i;ei.t r.. light I n! i i.ns over the fine road way,-.; iuid the Covina Valu-y Farmers' I-lub, dcvoltd to horticulti:r.»! arid j.i.bJic iniercnth. Covina has al.-,o it-, full (jiiota of fraternal organizations. Covina ranks a» the k-iding orange district of [,0.-, An;;.:Ien county. Kleven <;omplel<-ly i-quipped packing housi-» are required to pri-par,: l'>r market the ti.ou.-,anfl.-> of carload, of or,in;o-.-> which are slrip- p,:d from this point annually to tl'ie i-antern uiiirkets. In a uniiiM shipment:-. < "vin.i r.ml;.s firi-.t in !,<<.-> An gelc.-, county and third in the world. The r.ii-.ii.g of leincn,-. i.-, a I .<, ,1 h-adiiif; industry. j!emdi:h our citru- products, deciduous fruit •> a: d berrie.-, of evej-y kind ;.r<: grov, n in Abundance. Agricultural product--, : iii<l grains gi'o.,11 on iai.'UvjUth west ol the city also form a leading o'/urce of income. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via Orleans, El Paso or O^cien Personally CotidiK-U'd Tourist ICxcursioiis from F,os An- fi-oles to New Oilcans, Washington, Cineirm iti, Louisville, (;iiu-;io;o, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis St. Paul and other points in the ICii.st wilhont change of cars. Through tin- wanner climalc <>f thr South, with its rice and cotton lie-Ids or over the route- of the 1 'iuiicen* of '-|'i, and across (Jivat Salt Lake ";;'"ini; tu "-'' ' on ;i train." I). 15. Sl'IlKNCK, AU-IMU. C'..,viiui Home phone 1-14 or (i. L, TK'AV'IS, Commercial A^ent, Pomona Home phone ol; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Ofliee, 'i(K) S. Spring St., corner Sixth Clarence Allison : 0 ' "" Building Contractor COVINA, CAfv. Money to Loan *_/ on real cstiito, privilege to p;i.y $100.00 or iiiiilliplc thereof al any Interest p;i y- ing dale. I buy trust deeds, deed c.onliMcl.s and lirst uiort/.^agen. At home, 130 K. I'ueitle Su, except MoudnyH and Thur.sdiiy.s. Telephone I'M. OSCAR MIM,I'JK. H E A L D ' S -•••--- 614 South Grnncl Avarum, !-.»• Anuolnn, . Tho KTdiluHl. biiHliiDMH tnilnliiK liiiillLuLlcii In tlui iioiilh. Upon iliirlni/ l.hn rnt.lrn your. Wrlln for imrUi-uliint. .1. W. l.Ac'iti'lY, Munmc'r. }. N, WILSON The Blacksmith With tlu- must skillful iiir.cli;iui<'s ;m<l (In- l»'sl i i <|ui(>iiu > nl. we r.;m do your work in llic nur.t worl<ni;niliki' and l>rst manner in shorlrr tinii: ami at a iv;i ,oiialil<' id.t. t.u vm.i. VVr ai'.o carrv a line of Farm Implements^ Wagons, Etc, and if yon arc thinking of pnivliasiuo- a vcliick- us.iny kind w<' invite yon to rail and look ovci our Inn-and talk tin-mailer over. We. will ^•naraiilee yon a. square deal and save you a lew dollars besides. Moving Heaven and Earth And also anything else tliat v/iii move. TiMiisferi no I urni I ni'i-, pianos, deliver- in;; expfess |iac k.i^cs. 'aii'yiiif, I'niteil States mail, takini; out partie, to llie canyons and Ix-acln-s. Hauling or- an^cs and all kind.ol heavy ten With Wells-l''ar/,;o on (j'trns Avenue Covina Transfer Company I lome I'hoiie Mi Kes. I'liolle

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