Covina Argus from Covina, California on July 10, 1909 · Page 2
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Covina, California
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Saturday, July 10, 1909
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FOOTHILL PARK IS MECCA FOR MANY PICNIC PARTIES Barren San Jose Hills in Pomona Transferred Into Paradise of Beauty. Story of Progress on Ganesha Park. Sixty-five acres of the brown foothill land In the San Jose hills at Pomona Is being transformed Into a region of rare beauty;,Pomona's civic pride is placing her far ahead In the vanguard of other Southern Callfor nla towns, through a dohiro for thn beautifying of thn r.Hy'i mirroimdingH, and GanoRha Park Is tho rnsult of this dnHlrn. No morn beautiful spot will ho found In this portion of the slat/! than CJannsh.'i Park til. Pomona within a tc.w yearn, Thn work of making these- bare hills "blossom an tho rose" Is a palriBbiklng duty, demanding time nrd patience, but thn result Is already marvnlons. It almost inakns thn Oallfornla-clty-wlth- oiit-a-park fnnl that thorn Is really something In this Irlna of making playgrounds ami beauty spots for thn citizens—almost. Ganesha Park Is situated at. thn ox- t.rnrne promontory of thn San Jose hills, that long r'dgo of low mountains dividing thn Han Oabrlnl from the Spadra. valley, running through Lordsburg and Han Dlma.s. It. lies a little over a mlln northwest of Pomona, and thn city's nnw lino of nlcctrlc cars being installed by thn 7'aclflc Klnc- tric company, has laid tracks i.o Its front entrance. A fnw acres lln lovni lit thn foot, of hills, ,'iflnr which tlin jsark begins to climb. All .the naturcl wood thai could bo ntMixed UK shade wan left on tho grounds whon the park WMS cleared, and since then, several kinds of nucalypl.un, pnppnr, oak and many other varieties of shade trees have been planted and are doing well. Gnnoslm Park has In reality been about, nix yearn In coming to Its present condition, but the work has practically all been done within the past two years, and a, large portion of it within the past year. Groat wide roadways wind around the hillsides, allowing antomoblles and carriages to ascend to the top of tho fool- hill range, and foot-paths and trails Irian may reach the top, and also many by-paths and trails through the shrubbery. Half way up th« hill tho city has established a splendid fountain, made of cement construction with a center fountain fifteen feet In helght.h, H'ji rounded by s'x smaller ones in groups of threes, set within a basin about, 100 feet In diameter and H!X feet deep. Thnsn fountains fire In shape likn thn Egyptian obelhdi arid thi-i watnr jets from thn extrnmn points at the top In beautiful, separated sprays. Climbing on up the hill, one Is ntruck by thn hugn amount of labor that. lu>s bnnr: donn In making the brown hills become green with running plants find flowers. All the hills are thoroughly laid with water- pipes HO that every portion may be reached. Thn varieties of flowering shrubs find plants run t.Vio, entire gamut of the kingdom known to the efficient landscape gardener. At thn point of one of thn highest elevations a sixty foot, flag-pole hi planted and behind it, on a Invel plateau, Is the groat, cement reservoir, where all water Is conserved for use In thn park. This water Is pumped to the elevation from the plant in tho valley which has a thirty horse-power capacity. Hern at this point a splendid view of tho city f)f Pomona and surrounding valley may be obtained. On a clear day seven cities find towns may be located In different portions! of thn valley. And one Is struck by the beauty of the City of Pomona Itself, a city of homes, whore it is said one residence Is completed and made ready for occupation each day of the year. Across from this elevation in Inspiration point, which IH higher, and poswlbly comandH a better view of tho valley. The tiolld ranks of orange trees lying in the bed of the valley make an Indescribably beautiful scene. Those sixty-five acres of hill and level lands are now being cared for have boon established whereover the I by seven men under Superintendent public scorned to demand It. What IB known as the Kononk entrance Is tho principal one, facing the city for pedoslrlans, and carriages enter tho park near the termination of tho Pacific Klcelrlc tracks. Park Superintendent .'I. M. Paige Is much pleased with the establishment of it big wading pond for thn children, fed by a mountain at ream which runs through tho park. This, he Hays, Is so popular that he will have it sunk deeper and the bottom gravelled. Park Commissioners, Capt. W. \V. Midgley and Frank P. Flrey, who have Hole direction of the park work, are contemplating making a big lake and swimming plunge out of a wide draw In thn Kidn of tho hill, where Hwimmlng and boating may bo Indulged In. This will necessitate a good deal of cement, work, but the project will pay in the end. On the level ground the commissioners have laid out several acres of lawn and garden through which Khadcd WiilliH have been distributed and In om> of I lie numt delightful portions of the park IH .sltual.od thn hand stand, built of round stone and made attractively ninth 1 . lleuealli the treef. In another portion of the park is what is set aside an a picnic ground, provided with .scrvlcalile tables and benches, sulllclent to accommodate several hundred people. Hu perlnteiidcnl Paige staled this week that, he was averaging an many an three special picnics each week, principally from lodge KncicticH and churches. KviTythiiiK possible In done to maki- (lie picnickers com- furtablc. The 1 children have many dilicriMii kinds of devices arranged for their sport, such as swiii^n. merry go-rounds wheels, and Hand boxes. Mr. PalKc staled positively his policy n-Kariliim children. Me said: "I ii.-ver say 'don't' lo the children. A park supi-rinti-ndiMit can regulate the children without roslrlctMiK them ill every (iiiii. Hitherto it has hcen (lie policy of the park to watch the children so closely that it .polled all their fun. Since I ha\e taken (he management heie I i-.ive tin in e\erv Ireedoiii that is \\iihin reason and ilie result is that hundreds ot ih.-ui play here all day, paddle i>; the water, I/lay in I lie sand boxes and run >\her ever they will. TliMe is no'hini; hei'e I hem. ai.d I lie \- will harm Paige's management, who works with the direction of tho park commissioners, TftO City of Pomona appropriates $(500 per month for Its maintenance and Improvement. With this amount of money Incredible work Is being donn. This is largely because of the Intelligent management displayed by the commissioners, who have secured such an nbio man as Mr. Paige, whose service of fourteen years in Shaw's Gardens in St.. I.ouia has made him an Invaluable man In landscape work. Mr. Paige is especially able to arrange all mechanical work In the park, and lian supervised the laying of all the water pipes. Hi; has many labor-saving devices In operation, one of them being a. series of cables :.nd buckets, which assist the men In distributing the for- I Ill/or about, the trees on Urn sleep hillsides. The Wider for tree;-! and shrubs is run into basics made above each plant or tree, which is lUled with manure', so that the water is conserved for a much longer period and for- till/os the tree through seepage. Pomona Is proud of her splendid park. The utill/atlon of these brown hills for the purpose of making it luMiutj' npol was an Inspiration which is working out extremely well. The Smiley brothers, who built the famous Smiley Park at. Hedhuids were very desirous of acquiring this same location prior to taking up the Uedlands property, which proves UH desirability. An the work progresses, tho city in- tondn to make the park inoro and more of a beauty upot. Kvou now It In a lusson to other towns in the San Gabriel valley to "KO and do likewise." FOR SALE. (Man or Woman) A 320 'ACRE SOUTH AFRICAN VETERAN BOUNTY LAND CER- T4FICATE. Issued by tin- |)e|i;irlnii-nt til' the In lerhir, (Jin eminent nf Canada. Ottawa, under tin 1 Volunteer llounty Act, I'.luS. (loud I'nr li'JO acres uf land njieii I'ur ent ry in li hawan, t>r .\l aniliilia. i>\ el t h ai.;e nf I S years, M A \, call aci|iiiiv i his i eri itii ;ile, wit iii'Ut U I'nl' inillieillate sale, nr \\ i i 1 - 1 I.. I 1 !. Telt'tu d, ' I' i " 1111 i 11. I', i) i a d a. any iMinininn \lherta, Saska- Any ixM'son, MAX OH U'd laud with this in her charge. fSiiiijnt. \\'ri,e i:;i simier St., to b.ii not hiiii.; I hej.isel' >•:• taken." HeV,!,- the Wide trail Hi n din;: up 1 M'l'iifS of lenient ;i ,i little care is i , 11 i i a.. e and a u 111 .1 hill, there I;, a '•|is, ])iil in at cini- \\ ili< il t he Jit-lies- LAND OF THEJJROSSBQW. Th« Deadly Poisoned Arrows of th« Lifsoo Sharpshooter*, On the wild front lor »etwo«n China and British Burma Is a barbnroua tribe which has no civlllm? xupcrvlslou. George Forrest, an English traveler, thus dcftcribi'S the chief weapon of these people: "If I hnd to suggest tt title for n book on the upper Sal win I flhould call it 'The Land of the Crossbow,' which Is the caaracteris'lc weapon of the country and the Llssoo tribe, Every Llxnoo wit fa nny pretensions to chic posst'Hfles at least two of th«se weapons— one for everyday nse In hunting, the other for war. The llttlo children play with miniature croswbosvs. Th« men never leave their huts for any purpose whatever without their croas- Lows, When they go to sl«ep the 'nu- Ining' h< hung over thc-lr hofuls, and when they die It i« hung over their grave's. The hirgest crossbows have- a Kpiin of fully five foet and require a jiiill of fully thirty-five; pounds to string them. The bow i.s maile of a HJ.K- !es of wild mulberry of gr«-:it toughness and flexibility. The stock. Home four fe«t long In the war bows, Is usually of wild plum wood. The string Js of plaited hemp and the trigger of bone. The arrow, of sixteen to eighteen inches, is of split bamboo about four times '.he thickness of an ordinary knitting needle, hardened and pointed. The actual point Is bare for a quarter to one-third of an 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 gurn to the consistency of putty and Is then smeared on the notchod point. Tho Teatlu-r' Is »uj> piled by a strip of bamboo leaf folded Into a triangular form and tied In a notch nl: the end of the arrow, with the point of the angle outward. Til'. 1 reduction In llilckncKs of tho arrow where the poison In placed causes tho point to break off in the body of any one whom It Hirlkc-s, and, as each cfir- rles enough poison to kill a cart horao, a wound is Invariably fata!. Free and Immediate Incision l,s the usual remedy when wounded on a limb or fleshy part of the body, but at (Miengka the undo of the Laowo chief showed us a preparation which resembled opium dross and which he said was an effective antidote. "With few exceptions the Llssoo neomed to us to be nrrnnt cowards, but tho crossbow and poisoned arrow are certainly most dlabolloal weapons. An arrow from a war bow will pierce n deal board an Inch thick at. seventy or eighty yards. Some of th« Tsekou natives were so expert that tlkey could hit a marl: four Inches In diameter repeatedly tit sixty to eighty yards. AH no one goes anywhere without U!s crossbow and hl« bearskin quiver full of poisoned arrows and as every village Is at feud with every other vll- luxe mutual suspicion Is Inevitable. In open fight tho 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 death by ambush In the Juu;,le are common." Drank and Rcmsmbcred. A porter In a big .New York warehouse In (JivenwIds street \vns recently discharged for getting drunk and losing a valuable parcel. The discharge nohorod him Instantly, coming as a sudden hard shock. lie said ho would take the oath never to t'»uch liquor again, but ills pleadings for reinstatement were unheeded. He searched everywhere for the parcel, but could not recollect what disposition IK* hnd made of It. Of his honesty there had never been a question In twenty years. Overcome by tho loss of his place, ho got violently drunk and while In this condition recollected where he had left thu parcel anil went and recovered It.-New York Times. Where Willie Wan. Tlio professor (at the dinner table)— Oh, by Mie way, Mrs. Chopsticks, have you seen your little boy Willie lately? Mrs. Chopsticks No. professor, I have not seen him since lo o'clock, and I can't Imagine what bus become of him. In fact, I am very much worried about lUm. Professor—Well, seeing Martha pour* me out that glass of water Just now reminded me of something that I had on my mind to tell yon KOIUC tltuo ago, but which unfortunately escaped my memory. It \v;is Just about 10 o'clock, I think, Hint 1 saw 11!tie Wllllo fall down thu well.--Atlanta Gotistltu- Sympathy For tha Orphans. An elephant while stamping through the jungle one i|:i\ qullo unintentionally stepped upon a mother bird, crushing It to death. Hearing the cries of the little brood in the hushed noiir by, she sought mil ilu- r.nsi u:id wltU a sympathetic sigh said: 'To >r Mrili things! I've btvu :i mother myself. I'll Ueep vou warm." Ami she then proceeded to sit upon the nest.-- From tieorge T l.ani-.m'.; Fable, "Thu Kind Hearted Modern Version. "Then \"U will In- eViT •.'» »'y }xvk anil call',-'' inquired Ahuliliu "\Vtih the i \i t-[>\ ion of TIU-.-''.:'./ ".::il I'rl.lay ai'U'rnoons, Monday anj .V;iti:r- (!ay I'Ve.'jin.^s aiul every ntlu-r Sutuiiiy," l.nnly n-ulie'l the genie. 'A'asliiiijjrou UvraM. Th« Wrong Hor*«. Bridget had been In America only * months, but she believed In the principle of pretending to know what she ought to know. She had been engaged as laundry girl Ir.i a small family of well to do people. When asked If she understood all thn details of her work slit unhesitatingly replied, "Sure I do. rna'am." Her mistress was not quite satisfied, aowever, arid while she was busy w!*b her first washing looked in upon hr-r. Bridget seemed to be doing all right, an<J she left without offering suggestions. Next morning the Ironing was in order, and Bridget, was hard at It whan her mi.stresH looked In to say, "As yon get the clothes ironed, ju«t thro 1 * 1 - them over the horse," "All right, ma'am," the busy laundry girl repiled without stopping to ralso her eyes from her work in hand. The laundry room was located In an outhouse, adjoining the barn, and occasionally the. neighing of the family horse and the merry voice of Bridget resounded throughout, the house. Returning to the laundry house a couple of hours later, the lady couUl scarcely believe her eyes nor restrain her mirth when she beheld the family horse, standing patiently beside Bridget, loaded down with newiy 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." I You Can't Do Better THAN TRADE AT THIS DRUG STORE. We offer you complete lines of drug store goods of a quality to be trusted and at fair cost, Do all your drug store trading here. Every drug and chemical we use is selected for power, freshness and purity, and will give faithful, accurate, safe results. Every article for sickroom, toilet table, bathroom, or nursery, is new, original and dependable by being quality perfect. Every point of service is perfect and there's satisfaction in every deal with us. W. W. NASH PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST Covina California Smooth Surface Roofing An absolutely new process that resists all weathers Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill and Lumber Cs. 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 absence. "Well, fc'nrah," said the owner upon his return. "I'm about all tired out. In the cows In the barn?" "Yes; long since," replied his wife, barely looking up from the task then in hand. "Is thi! hos.ves unharnaased an' fed?" "Yes/' "Chickens locked up?' "Yes." "Wood chopped for mornln'?" "Yes." "Wagon heel mended an" ready t' start in th' mornln'?" "Yes." "Well, then," concluded the exhnust- ! ed owner, with a sigh of relief, "let mo have my supper. Pro goin'.to' turn In. Farmln's beginnln' t' tell on me."—ftew York Herald. Home 148, Sunset 253. Covina, Cal. 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 beautifully pink nnd translucent. "The dark one," he said, "is worth 50 cents; the pink one is worth $BOO. That Is what makes coral so popular. It suits nil pocketbooks. All over the world It j;oes. These strings of rough, uncut beads are for the dead of India. They are put round thn necks of the bodies about to be burned In the phats. These large and blood red beads go to Africa. They are much liked by the natives, whose dark skins they perfectly suit. Hero are a lot of coral hands with fingers extended In a V— the gesture thfit wards off the evil eye. The coral hands are for Itn'.y, where the belief In their efficacy is widespread."—Buffalo Express. He Would Return. Mnrlow was three years old. One day his mother said to him, "Now, Murlow, you may go outdoors to play for awhile, but If I sec; you crosvdng the street to play with that naughty little boy Willie Burr again I'll give you a hard, hard spanking." Half an hour Inter the mother looked out after her boy and saw him playing with Willie liurr. She raised the window and called with forced gentleness: "Murlow, come hure to me!" Murlow came, but as lie did so he turned to his companion and said: "You stay wight here, Willie. I'm doln' In to del spanked. I'll be wight buck."—Delineator. Catching Rat*. The best way to catch rats Is to put nny animal substance, well perfumed with oil of rhodium, Into a trap. This Induces them to enter readily arid even draws them from a considerable distance, as they are extremely partial to this oil. An ounce of oil of rhodium will cost you 60 cents. Catnip to a cat Is nothing like rhodium to a ru*. Oil of rhodium Is made from a species of bindweed and Is used In perfumery.— New York Press. The Wrong Shoulder. In a timber yard two workmen were carrying n large piece of wood when tin- manager, who happened to come up at the time, accosted one of them. "Joe," said he, "you've got that batten upon tin- wrong shoulder." "I know that," wu» the ready reply. "It should be upon yours!"—London Scraps. Extending Zone. "Teacher says," exclaimed Uie precocious child, "that \vc live In tho tem- jit'iMte zone." "Yes." answered Colonel Ktllwell, "and If these Prohibitionists keep go fi'S It'll be worst- than that."—Wash- Inirtoii j Worrying. ' Worrying Is OIK- of tho greatest drawbacks t.. h:i[ip!:::v". Most of It can be avoided if \\ e only detiTllline ' not tn l.'t trlltes annoy UH, for the liir-'i-st amount »f worrying Is caused b> the .-nia'.U'st iriMes. Hay, Grain, Cereals and Fuel T WHOLESALE AND RRTAIL Delivery to Every Part of the Valley SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MILLING COMPANY Phone 19 COVINA, CAL. DFXJOURDI Reg. No. 3%7 DEPUTE Rejr. No. 2374 Imported Stallions TERMS: $20 to insure mare in foal; $15 for the season. The above are the best horses of their class in this or any other country. They will improve your stock inimcnsley. If inteii-ling breeders would see these horses before making other engagements it would be to their advantage, as their colts will show. Covina Horse Breeders Association Off. Phone 54 F. E. DUDDERAR Inquire at Keefer's Stables. Res. Phone 146 COVINA CITY LIVERY STABLES \Y C. F. SMITH, Prop. Had lo Si., on tlu- m-v.' dee-trie line. !: :••:: '"lot,,- :-;o Re,. I'hone I'*' COVINA,

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