Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 30, 1909 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, January 30, 1909
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Tht Wrong Hor«e. Bridget hnd been In America only a tc«f months, but she believed In the principle of pretending to know what she ought to know. She had been en- gngrd as laundry girl In a small family of well to do people. When asked If she understood all the details of her •work she unhesitatingly replied, "Sure I -lo, ma'am.' 1 Her mlstfess was not quite satisfied, floweret, and while sho was busy with her first washing looked In upon her, Brk!c:ot scorned to be doing all right, nnd sho left without offering suggestions. Next morning the Ironing was In order, nrd r.ridRet was hard at It when her mistress looked in to say, "As you i-lothns ironed, Just throw them <:vt'i- t':<> hcrse." "All rkrht, ma'am," the busy laundry ! irl rcpli-d without stopping to raise ,'•?*• oyou from bcr work in band. V!i? laundry room was located In an <-,:;r'.intis-p adjoining the barn, and occa- Kl..iia!Iy tlio neighing of the family 1: ,r..e and the meiTy voice of Bridget rc.°f urufd throughout the house. Kot.ur.ilng to the laundry house a <.-ouple of hours later, the lady could r.rarcely believe her eyes nor restrain her mirth when she beheld the family, standing patiently beside Bridget, loaded down with newly ironed sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths and lace trimmed waists and skirts. With an anxious look on her honest face Bridget observed. "I'm glad you've come, ma'am, for I'll have to have another horse." Working Too Hard. The owner of the farm had been enjoying himself at the county fair, while his hardworking wife stayed at home to see that the farm suffered no loss In his abse?icp, "Well, Sarah," said the owner upon his return, "I'm about till tired out. Is the cows in the burn?" "Yes; long since," replied his wife, barely looking up from the task then ill hand. "Is the bosses unharnessed an' fed?" "Yes." "Chickens locked up?' , "Yes." ' "Wood chopped for mornln'?" "Yes." "Wagon heel mended an' ready t' start in th' mornin'?" , "Yes." "Well, then," concluded the exhausted owner, with a sigh of relief, "let me ihave my supper. I'm goln' to' turn in. 'Farmln's beginnin 1 t' tell on me."—New York Herald. The Popular Coral. The dealer held up two strings of coral. They were of equal size, but one was dark and dull In hue, the other beajitlfully pink and translucent, i "Tho dark one," he said, "Is worth 50 cents; the pink one Is worth $£>00. That is what makes coral so popular. It suits all pocketbooks. All over the world It goes. These strings of rough, uncut beads are for the dead of India, They are put round the necks of the jbodies about to bo burned in the ghats. These large nnd blood red beads go to Africa. They are much liked by the natives, whose dark skins they perfectly suit. Here are a lot of coral bands with fingers extended in a V— the gesture that wards off the evil eye. The corai hands are for Italy, where the belief In their efficacy is widespread."—Buffalo Express. LAND OF THE CROSSBOW. Th« Deadly Poitonud Arrows of th« Listoo Sharpshooters. On the wild frontier between China and British Burma Is a Barbarous tribe which has no civilized supervision. George Forrest, an English traveler, thus describes the chief weapon of these people: "If I had to suggest a title for a book on the upper Sal win I should call it 'The Laud of the Crossbow,' which la the characteristic weapon of the country and the Llssco tribe. Every Lissoo with any pretensions to chic iiossesses at least two of these weapons—one for everyday use In hunt- Ing, the other for war. Tho little children play with miniature crossbows. The men never leave their huts for any purpose whatever without their crossbows. When they go to sleep the 'uu- kung' is bung over their heads, and when they die it is hung over their graves. The largest crossbows have a span of fully five feet and require a pull of fully thlrty-flve pounds to string them. The bow Is made of a species of wild mulberry of great toughness and flexibility. The stock, some four feet long in the war bows, Is usually of wild plum wood. The string Is of platted hemp and the trigger of bone. The arrow, of sixteen to eighteen inches, la of split bamboo about four times the thickness of an ordinary knitting needle, hardened and pointed. The actual point is bare for a quarter to one-third of au Inch, then for fully an Inch the arrow is stripped to half its thickness, and on this portion poison Is placed. "The poison Is invariably a decoction expressed from the tubers of a species of aconltum which grows on those ranges at an altitude of 8,000 to 10,000 feet. The poison is mixed with resin or some vegetable gum to the consistency of putty and Is then smeared on the notched point. The 'feather' ia supplied by a strip of bamboo leaf folded into a triangular form and tied In a notch at the end of the arrow, with the point of the angle outward. The reduction In thickness of the arrow where the poison is placed causes the point to break off in the body of any one whom it strikes, and. as each carries enough poison to kill a cart horse, a wound is Invariably fatal. Free and immediate Incision is the usual remedy when wounded on a limb or fleshy part of the body, but at Chengka the uncle of the Lnowo chief showed us a preparation which resembled opium dross nnd which he said was an effective antidote. "With few exceptions t l io Lissoo seemed to us to be arrant cowards, but the crossbow and poisoned arrow are certairly most diabolical weapons. An arrow from a Avar bow will pler-?e a deal board an inch thick nt seventy or eighty yards. Some of the Tsckou natives were so expert that they could hit a mark four Inches in diameter repeatedly at sixty to eighty yards. As no one goes anywhere without bis crossbow and his bearskin quiver full of poisoned arrows and as every village is at feud with every other village mutual suspicion Is Inevitable. In open flght the Lissoo are usually careful to keep at a respectful distance from' each other and behind oxhide shields which protect the whole of the body. But If battle Is rare, murder and sudden doath by ambush in the jungle are common." He Would Return. Marlow was three years old. One day his mother said to him, "Now, Marlow, you may go outdoors to play for awhile, but if I see you crossing the street to play with that naughty little boy Willie Burr again I'll give you a hard, hard spanking." Half nu hour later the mother looked out after her boy and saw him playing with Willie Burr. She raised the window and called with forced geutle'ness: "Marluw, come here to me!" Marlow came, but as he did so he turned to his companion and said: "You stay wight here, Willie. I'm doln' In to det spanked. I'll be wight back."—Delineator. Catching Rats. The best way to catch rats is to put any nnlmul substance, well perfumed with oil of rhodium, Into a trap. This Induces them to enter rendlly and even draws them from a considerable distance, UH they are extremely partial to this oil. An ounce of oil of rhodium will cost you f&O cents. Catnip to a cat Is nothing like rhodium to a rat. Oil of rhodium is made from a species of bindweed and Is used in perfumery.— New York Tress. Drank and Remembered. A porter In a big New York warehouse in Greenwich street was recently discharged for getting drunk ami losing a valuable parcel. The discharge sobered him Instantly, coming as a sudden hard shock. lie said he would take the oath never to touch liquor again, but his pleadings for reinstatement were unheeded. lie searched everywhere for the parcel, but could not recollect what disposition he had made of it. Of his honesty there had never been a question in twenty years. Overcome by iho loss of hU place, he got violently drunk nnd while In this condition recollected where IK? had left the parcel and went and recovered. It.— Now York Times. THE SMALL INVESTOR'S OPPORTUNITY. This part of Southern California is dotted with Eucalyptus trees planted for beauty, fuel, or to break the force of winds, but none have yet been planted in past years for commercial use. Small tracts are much less apt to be given the care in planting and cultivation, and are far more difficult to put on the market. For none but large tracts would justify the establishment of wood-working plants to turn the trees into finished manufactured products. All over this section are single trees which, for fuel alono ore worth $15 to $25, and for finishing lumber, posts,- ties, wagon material, insulation pins, and clothes pins, are worth many bimea such sums. Planted eight feet apart each way there are 680 trees to each acre. By watchful oversight during the first year and by careful cultivation during the first three years, there is every reason to expect practically this whole number of trees to bo brought through to maturity. The Etiwa Eucalyptus Company has a half section of the best land yet do- voted to Eucalyptus. Fifty five-acre tracts are to be planted and put on the market. Oscar Roessner, accredited by the State Horticultural Bureau as one of the best qualified growers of Eucalyptus trees in this state, will select the trees and have exclusive direction of the work of planting them out and caring for them during the first year and the company stands responsible for two years thereafter. The Savings Bank and Trust Company of Pomona will act as trustee of the entire tract, collect the payments and guarantee the fulfillment of every contract obligation to the purchasers. The taxes, interest, and all charges for cultivation will be paid by the Trustee, and it will hold in trust the deed to the property delivering deeds to the small tracts, free of all encumbrance and charges as soon as the payments are made. NOTE THIS: ALL RISK OF LOSS AND ALL COST OF CULTIVATION comes during the first throo years. Tho tract lies immediately west of Etiwa station on both sides of the Southern Pacific railroad, and will he open at all times to the inspection of purchasers who will have no need to take the word of anybody but may see for themselves how their investment progresses. The tracts will he sold at the rate of $20 down and $5 monthly payment for 36 months for each acre. All unpaid payments may be discounted at any time, 10 per cent, being allowed for cash. If for any reason it becomes impossible for the purchaser to continue the payments till the tract is fully paid for, a deed for a proportionate acreage will be delivered .on application. A guarantee of 600 living trees on v.ach acre sold at the end of three years, will be made in the contract. Suppose now that only the guaranteed number of trees is- matured, and that it takes twenty years for the trees to become worth $10 each. These figures are extremely grotesque, in the face of growth of eucalyptus trees to be found all through the Cucamonga and Etiwanda district. But tako these figures as a possible oasis: Each acre will thon be worth $6,000, a net return of $300 per acre annually for that time. There is no reason to believe hut that the trees will be worth that sum in leas than half the time mentioned. . YOU ARE DEALING WITH HOME PEOPLE. If you are interested in a proposition big with promise for big profits with only a small amount invested, and that under your very eye, write or call on Win. Clark or Andrew McAllen of Tho Covina Land and Loan Company, room 4 Reed block, exclusive agents for Covina. These gentlemen will gladly give you information concerning contracts and other matters in connection with this enterprise. A. J. ROOKS General All kinds of general and heavy Blacksmithitig. We manufacture Ridgers, Orange Racks and Box Presses horseshoeing a Specialty Home Phone, IOQ? Shop West Badillo St, Cavina Call and Sec Us If you need anything in the HARNESS line and \ve will give the best goods at the lowest price. Satisfaction guaranteed. Co\/ln« Harness & Saddlery Co. Phone Home 1170 COVINA Shoe Repaid (o, FINE SHOE REPAIRING A T f\ J- REASONABLE PRICES Citrus Avenue IF YOU WANT ANY PAINTING KALSOMINING OR PAPER HANGING done, sec me before you let your job. All work guaranteed and prices reasonable. Hay, Grain, Cereals and Fuel WHOLESALE AND RE-TAIL Delivery to Every Part of the Valley SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MILLING COMPANY Home Phone 1') COVINA, CAIy. Phone 51. C. H. Kistler F, E WOLFARTH . > Jeweler , , Large and complete stock of everything in the line. Repairing of all kinds. Fine watch CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. W. Badillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, ttaru Phone 2-10 Roy. Phone 1')8 COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KENDAU,, Prop. Orders Uu<ei> inn! rtdlvedcH made daily. Orders in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. work a snecialty. Citrus Avenue Oovina. C;il. Don't Get a Divorce. A western jud^e granted a divorce on account of ill-temper and bad breath. Dr. King's New Life Pills would have prevented it. They cure Constipation, causing bad breath and Liver Trouble the ill-temper, dispel cold, banish bead- riches, conquer chills. 2-^c at C. I-'. Clapp's. Home Bakery Stevens & Matney, Proprietors Bread, Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Biscuits, Doughnuts ASSORTKI) CONFKCT10XKKY Daily deliveries in Covina and vicinity in our new wagon. CITKHS AVK , COVIXA H E A L D ' S ~~-~— The Wrong Shoulder. In n timber yard two workmen were carrying a large piece of wood when the manager, who happened to conic up at the time, accosted one of them. "Joe," said he, "you've got that button upon the wrong shoulder." "I know that," was the ready reply. "It should be upon yours!"— London Scraps. Extending Zone. "Teacher Bays," exclaimed the precocious child, "that we live in the temperate zone." "Yes," answered Colonel Htilwell, "and if I'rohlbltlonirfts keep go- fng It'll be worse than tout." Wash- Where Willie Wag, i The professor (at the dlniMT '.able!--, Oh, by the way. .Mrs. Chopsticks, have you seen your little boy U'ijlie l.itilyV Mrs. Chopsticks- .\o, professor, I have < not seen him sine,; lu o'clock, and I j can't Imagine what has becon .• of him. I In fact, I am very much won led about him. 1'rofessor--We'll, seeing .Martha ' pour me out that ^ of UMii-r Ju:it i now reminded me of someth;/;i; that I IJ'Jans furnished had ou my mind to tell you uome lime ! ^inds ot building ago, but which unfortunately escaped ! my memory, it was Just about lu i o'clock, I think, that J saw ll'fle V/lllio fall down the well.--Atlanta Constitution. 614 South Grartil Avenue, l.oi Anlfnlei, California. Tho (rrcale.'Ht huHlnexH LruiniiiK irihlHiHiun ia llm itfmlli. Open during I Im < - iil ir<' y»r. Writ.ii for particular:!. .1. W. I,AO<I.Y. MIIIKUMT. Homo L'hoiie. 3'i ORANGE SEED BED TREES U w >H.!<MlllMin. f,.rc.irlm.d i.liinlliiK. Kinvlm l-Himn... r-imi'lon. A linn l«.l. of I'lio.Milx C'liim- rloiiHlHiinil WiwIiliiKlMiia'ilu I'lilin.'. Cmiililn'f'riw.M, Arnilim. KMM-M, fir. SIHITMI.ANI) NllkMiMIUS, K II. DlKlimw, I'miii-lclor, I'li.tiiiltinu, Cut. L'liunw. Home lir.BI Main IMli. Your Winter Trip East SHOULD \\v, VIA The Sunset Route Clarence Allison "" Building Contractor COVINA, CAL. Sympathy For the Orphans. An oli-phant while stamping through the jungle one day quite unintentionally stepp f "l iiijou a mother bird, crush- Ing H to death. Hearing th-j cries of tho little brood In the bushed near by, she Nought out the i:j;*t aad with a sympathetic wlfe'tj said: "I'oor flrOc '.Wnfc'B 1 . I've been a mother myself. I'll keep you warm." And she then proceeded to sit upon the nest.—From George T. I.aiiigan'a Fable, "The Klu<l Hearted She Elephant." Modern Version. ington Star. Worrying. Worrying Is *n<: of drawbacks to happiiifs? cjn b.; ::voidi-d If w<- «idy deti-rmlm; ! r:.-jly not t'. Ir-l trit'.-s aiiti'.y us. f,,f tb>- II-.-;-;i!d. lar^'f-t a!:i.iii:,t ••! «'..rr>i::j l^ crius'--! (ji the 3!na! trl;!<--• • "Then you will bo ever -.•» *>y beok an(1 ,..,||;" niqulrt-,1 Aladdin "Wlrh tin; exception of Tut;.:/>./ nrid '.- greatest Friday afternoons, Monday and .Satur- Most of H <iay evc/ilng-i and wery other Sunriuy," du^jtou ' , J. W. KEERER I'roprietor of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home i'houe 'io. Southern Pacific OK VIA NEW ORLEANS TO Washington A) Chicago ~C Cincinnati THROUGH TOURIST SLEEPERS KICK- COTTON SIM/ A K'< 'A NK MOSS COv'KKKU 1,1 VK OAKS "KJNK-IIKADKD 1'ICKANINNKS" MAI,MY IJKKK/KS THKOi;<;il TIIK DKKAMY SOUTH I). 15. SCIIKNCK, A^t-nt, Covina I'hum: 1 H (,. I,. TKA\'!r-., A^i-iit, I'oiuoiia SOUTH I-RN PACING

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