Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 18, 1908 · Page 3
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KIT CARSON. F«at of Which the Hardy Frontiersman Had No Recollection. Ono of the most noted of the hardy Hestern frontiersmen was Kit Carson, to whom, with Daniel Hoonc. bolong.s tbe credit of having always? dealt fairly with the various Indian tribes, ns they themselves nekno\vledf?od. The Withdrawal of (.'arson by the government was the cause of a great war. Captain Henry Inman in his book, "The Old Santa Fo Trail," relates an amusing incident of the gallant pioneer. My own conception of Kit Carson us a child was that he was ten feet high, that it would have required the -strength of t\vo men to lift his riile, (lint he usually drank n river dry nnd picked the carcass of a wholo buffalo clean as easily as a lady does the win;.? of a quail. Years after, when t made the acquaintance of the foremost frontiersman, I found him a delicate, reticent, undersized, wiry man, the very opposite .type of what my childish brain had created. One day while Kit was at the fort I came across a periodical that had a full page illustration of a scene in a forest. In the foreground stood a gigantic figure dressed in the traditional buckskin. On one arm rested an immense rifle. Ills other arm was around the waist of th'e conventional female of such sensational journals, while In front i half a dozen Indians lay prone, evl- | dently slain by the hero in the ini- ' possible attire in defense of the preposterous female. The legend stated how all this had been effected by Kit Carson. 1 handed it to Kit. He wiped his spectacles, studied the picture intently for a few seconds and then said: • "Gentlemen, that thar may be true, but I hain't got. no recollection of it." A JOURNALISTIC HOAX. Trick the Harvard Lampoon Played on the Crimson. Speaking of the Crimson, Harvard's daily newspaper, reminds every Harvard man of the Lampoon's master stroke—or joke—played on that dignified and unsuspecting sheet on Memorial day, 1001. The Crimson had announced that it would not appear on that holiday, but Inconspicuously, so few were surprised to find their Crimson at their door that morning as usual. Their surprise began, however, •when they scanned its contents. This always serious sheet seemed to have become most frivolous and Irresponsible during the night, for in its columns all sorts of weird and fantastic statements appeared. The news, though clothed in the usual heavy, dignified Crimson style, was wildly revolutionary • in character. Among the items that appeared were: "A Plot to Blow Up Memorial Hall," "Strong Men to Get the Varsity H," "Wellesley Crew to Be Guests of the University" and most important of all & notice, "Lampoon Celebration at 7 Tonight." Then the joke came out. The Lampoon had published the famous "fake Crimson," the joke was known throughout the country, and that night Lampy's sanctum was the scene of bacchanalian revelry. When the following year the Crimson editors sat up all night with Injunctions .against a repetition of the fake the joke was again on them, for Lampy differs from history in that he never repeats himself.—K. B. Towusend In Bohemian. Mississippi Oratory. Jasper county has been noted for the high grade of eloquence produced by the public men of that part of Mississippi. An appeal to the "mighty men of Jasper" made by one of that county's great men when a candidate to the voters who elected him IH as follows: "Mighty men of Jasper, if I can bo instrumental In the hands of my pen- pie in adding a few Jewels to those that now shine in imperishable luster on' the queenly brow of our proud commonwealth, whose associates! radhtnci?, like the lambent beauty of the star, k to guide the footsteps of her children along the paths of peace- and prosperity, security and happiness, I shall then have accomplished the ambition of m.v life."—Mobile Register, Superlative Beauty. A Swedish newspaper recently incited its readers to state In a few j words what they considered the most j beautiful thing in the world. The first ; prize was carried off by itu anonymous i answer, "The eyed of my mother." j More Imaginative was the reader who [ won the next prize by suggesting, ! "The dream of that which we know to be Impossible." I The most amusing answer was that which read, "The tno<f beautiful thins; in tin- world is to riei- a man carrying; nis mother-in-law a'To;-.* a dangerous river without making any attempt t» drop her in." Proved Useless. "When you was ill lie, was you epmiki-d like I am to make you good, liapaV" "1 was, my son, and spanked hard too." i "Veil you can't fool me no more, 'cause If It didn't make you good it won't make me good."—Ban Francisco Call. An Escape. Maid—No. mum; Mrs. Dodge Is out. Visitor- How fortunate! When I saw her pet-plug through the curtain as I came up the path I was no afraid sbo would be iu.--L<jndou Opinion. COVINA "A City Among the Orange Groves" R above were the words which fell from the lips of Gov. J. N. Oillctt of California, when he visited recently this fair R-em set in its semi-tropic surroundings. No words more titling could have been chosen in describing Covina, the chief town of tbe far-fa-.jeil Sun Gabriel Valley. Every bonleva'rd anc. driveway for miles in every direction is Hanked with ooor'ess groves, and the very atmosphere in the early springtime is laden with the perfume of tilt? oramve blossom and the trees laden with the golden ripe fruit. Along'tHese fii in, oiled drivownys, ornamental vegetation of the common and rarer sorts grows in profit "ton, and withal are tilt lovely homes set in spacious grounds, where rosea "thrive in such varied richness that thev 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 nnd those of le.«-ser altitude, but none the less beautiful, of the Sierra Madre range, with their snow crowns shining and sparkling like jewels. Covina has no rival in I<os Angeles county for bear.ty 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 at Covina for more than a casual glance about him. Many things he will treasure in memory are to be seen in and about the pretty burg. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF COVINA To the homesceker 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 azotic of mountain tops with the tincture of the si a, 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 1'JOl, 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 east 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, with a running time of 35 minutes, through many miles of the finest orange groves. The public schools of Covina arc the pride of the people ancl the buildings are constructed after the most approved modern plan. In ail 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 of Covina are, emphatically, church-goers, and each of the six different churches are well attended. The Methodist and Baptist denominations are both building new edifices to accommodate their respective congregations, which had outgrown their present church buildings. No saloons exist in the city, and those who desire to raise families amid good social and mora environments find here an ideal community. Covina boasts of a beautiful Carnegie library, built is 1005, which is largely patronized. An especial feature of the institution is the children's reading room. :. in->l il ut ioi', f iil'ni ->llei (f.'iM for both .;• I iirni-.ii"-. li;'iil lor llovin.'i private ..; i ii< .iiiile -r.i i:t li;;ht->. The (lovinii !•'.[.Dnh'AD ,) K'ANCII Property of .1 il. Adam* In few cotnmiiiiitiei, >-vi n in Southern California, can there In- round a people more universally imbued with civic, pride tii.iii are the citizens of Covina. The Covina ll'nne '!'( lejihone Company 01 - Ciipie-, its o'.vn huildi ug a nil fur iiihht.'i a complete ;ind elf naciit s. i v i< c. Subvri 'ier.-> have the line of over H-H) phoui-H, inrlinli n;', tree i.onnei;liun-> >.\ iUi (lie town* of . •. '/ H -. i. < < 1. mini ,i, Sa n I)i mat-., < 'harler Oak, Irwindiile anil I'n--n:e, Ti;>: Co/ina !. :-, Cuuipaiiy, ;il.->'/ a j fuel ami iiiu i:ii nai ion. Tin .-,,in l.a'oriel Li^ht am! i'o/.er l°onip. homes hud street-, uhirh are '.veil lirh'eii ny ,1 complete r-y.-i' Land ami Water C'.n.;,any, eontroHe'l by II. K 1 !n nti n;M-.i.. fi.rni i: .the city '., i til a p'ue vv.: lei sn i)j<l y under excellent pre-inr--. V,'<- have uv.i natt /nai ;.' i,i\ I'.-. n *;i vin. •, n •.:.. < Inr .••toiv.i are ol hiiMi ord«,r and all leadi n;c )in> -, i,f t>u -,in<_•.--> are r< pn .-.en led. '1 he V'-ndon.' i . a .11 il ..i;»«n count ry hotel. Our chib-> ai.; <,f a -.ocial, literary an'l musical nature The Moml.'ty afternoon Club, a la'lic.-,' literary, fcd'-rateil nrt^a nix.itjoii, (jwriing ,i h.'ui'!-.('iin- club-house on the corner of Citrus avenue anil Center street: the Fortnightly, u ;<vtitl<-Tii;iii's iiu-rary club; the Amphion, a musical organization; ainl the C«jv:;:a Country Cl.in, «.:qiiipp,'fl with a nintahh- an'l r.hariiiing btiiliting; the San (.at.riel Valley Auto Club with i'-. .-.i ).'t y-->evt:n auto,, make tre<j m-nt delightful run... over the tun,' P/adwuyh; -uid the Covina Valley Farmer ' ' hit;. tlevot.:<l t-j h(jrticultural anil publii. inti.-re-.t:-,. Coviriu ha-i aKo it.i full ijuota of fraternal or.ra ni/..i lions. Covina rank-> a-> trie ,eidin« or;ing'.: diMrkt <,f LO-, Angeles county. F.leveu lomple'ely eijui pjjed packing h(<u»i'.-> are ii-ijnireii to prejjare f<;r inaiket the thoii.->an'i-> of (.arloail.v <;f oraiij.M-b v.'hi.h are Khip- pfd from thi.tpoiii! aniiii;i!iy to t'dtr e;j=,tein inarkutr.. In annua c.liipri enlh ( «'VJn,i rank™ (ifnt in l,o-. A ngele.s county and thud in the world. The raining of icm< in-, in ;.;K-.oa. ic,!(lui>; industry. lit «iil( -. our citrus produ;:t->, t!--« idiiou-. fruits ai cl i;errii .-. of every kind are (.• rov. n in ,i tninriii nee. Ay, ricul tin al proiluct» awl grain.-, grown on iandb southwest ot the tity i;li-,<j form a Jc--r!ing .-.ource 'A income, Northside Meat Market CHAS. A. SIMMONS, Prop. "VYc carry nothing- but the best. Prices Reasonable. AH Meats Government Inspected. ORDKKS SOLICITED AND DEUVRKKD. Shop just south of S. P. Depot. Home Phone 1.1.44 For a Short Time Only Special Sale Rugs and Matting Qlendora Furniture Store Sec 9x12 all wool guaranteed for $8.50. Regular price at other stores 10 to 12 dollars. i*. /\. SEIWERS PHotie office 160 Residence 3254 Cement Blocks RACK TO THE OTJ) STAND: 1 have moved back to my former place of business on Italia street, near the library. I can make blocks any sine or shape; Either side tamp or face down mar.hinc. My motto, "A SO.UARE DEAL." I solicit your work at reasonable prices. Yours for business D. E. STITES ULOCKS KoR KALE AT PANIC PRICKS Barn Phone 240 Kos. Phone 198 CITY LIVERY STABLES C. H. STANTON, Prop. Feed and Sale Yards in Connection Fast and Gentle Horses, Cnreful Drivers Stylish Ri W. Badillo St., on the new electric line. COVINA, JOHN W. THOMAS Funeral Director and Embalmer QLENDORA, CAL. 18 years practical experience. Satisfaction guaranteed. Calls answered day or night. Phones: Office 2253. Residence .41 (.8. Pioneer Machine Shop C1ARKISON & HISHI5J.O, Props. Automobile, Gasoline Engines and Bicycle Repairing BUILDERS OP PIONEER BICYCLES Home Phone K)bK Htttuis Block A. Q. Qant • CEMENT CONTRACTOR We do everything in first-class cement work and it will pay you to get our figures on your job, large or small. Home I'hoiii! ft F\ t£, Oucicloror I'ropriel'.i of the COVINA LIVERY STABLES Home I'hone 1O. ('<>vinu, C'ul.

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