Covina Argus from Covina, California on February 15, 1908 · Page 7
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TRY THE x COVINA FURNITURE GO FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF .FURNITURE or FLOOR COVERINGS SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Pooled (oviiia Nurseries Choice ferns and pot tori plants, roses, carnations and other oriinmciital trees in season. Snips yard, corner of First street atid San Kcrnnrdino Road. A GERMAN UNIVERSITY Diversions of Students a Contrast to Those in America. nud hotel expenses, pay a formal visit to The casual visitor taking a walk through the streets of a Ctrman university town will probably he seized with the hallucination that lie has been carried buck two thousand years and set down in the midst of an ancient city. For during his whole walk he sees passing and repassing scores of brawify young gladiators with scars that fascinate him, long, jagged, fearsome, things special advantages such that they are. And ever and anon a youth is encountered with his head swathed in bandages, his face concealed by court plaster, suggestive signs capable of producing somewhat grow- some thoughts. But these facial decorations having become common from often seeing them, the eye of the tourist is attracted and possibly dazzled by the splendor of the dress of these gladiators. Barbaric splendor it certainly is. Brilliant rainbow colored caps, and across the vests ribbons of similar hues, jaunty canes dangled aimlessly as accessories, these more than counterbalance the mantles in whose gloomy grandeur the old time warriors stalked along. However,when veiled in its true perspective, this duelling which results in the above mentioned personal calamities and adornments, is seen to be only the German student's way of working off his superfluous energy as the " American does in athletics. The same exuberance of spirits animates students the world over and only in the method of expressing itself does it differ in one land from another. So the German student eaters into his duelling match with the same vim and recklessness that the American does into a football game. Neither, after all, are these matches the bloodthirsty affairs they : "seem*^at""iflrBt sight. The weapon used is a blunt ended slashing BWprd and the combatants' eyes are protected by goggles and the most exposed arteries by bandages. There is also a competent surgeon always in attendance so that the only real danger is in the loss of blood from prolonged fighting. And when one thinks of the joy and pride which these young heroes take in their beautiful long scars, he surely will not be inclined to condemn this popular recreation too harshly. Another diversion which rirals duelling in its popularity and which is quite different from authorized American college amusements is beer drinking, indulged in by practically sities all on the same basis with the same courses of study, and so It is that the student is decidedlv nomadic in his habits. He is constantly changing schools and before finishing his university career he may have studied in four or five different places. Very often n popular professor may change from ono university to another and he is sure to bo followed by a largo company of his disciples. Of course there arc other reasons for changing schools and ninny do simply out of a desire to bo moving. They have the wanderlust, as the (ieruinns say. In fact, throughout his. course the Gorman student has a great deal more freedom than his cousin across the Atlantic. Upon entering and matriculating ho receives a course book and a student's card. .This card will secure for hh.i as reduced rates on purchases, theatre tickets, Then ho must the professors, whose lectures ho expects to attend and put his name down for them. He may cut all these lectures or take them as he pleases. After thn course is over he will again visit the professor, present his card, and be given credit for full attendance. But a day of reckoning comes after seven semesters and if he fails in his examination he must change to another course or leave the university. The greater degree of of freedom in both moral and intellectual pursuits doubtless develops more resourcefulness in a few strong students but it leaves the mass of them much more poorly equipped than does the more rigorous American system. Possum. Preferably possum should be cooked over a wood flre In :i log cabin and seasoned with the odorous blue smoke of hickory and ash as the lid of the oven Is lifted now and again to give a glimpse of the promised viand to those who wait with whetted appetite for the coming feast. With the possum and taters there should be served either the ordinary Kentucky corn^ pone—if such an adjective may be not Improperly applied to anything so rare —or the Olympian cruckllu 1 bread of the bog killing season. In justice to the possum It must be said that 'neither corn pone" nor crackling bread is necessary, but It serves well not only to mop up the gravy, but also to prevent' the possum and the yams from melting m the mouth too rapidly for the flavor to be enjoyed in the fullest. The; finest possums on earth are found lu the woodlands of the I'ennyrile district of Kentucky, and they roach perfection about the time the perfumed pawpaw becomes so ripe that It Tails from the parent stem and reposes in all of Its golden beauty In the orange tinted leaves that the earth has tirst claimed as tribute from the trees for her enrichment. — Louisville Courier- Journal. Patrick H. Tally Cement Pipe flanufacturer ALL SIZES AND IN ANY QUANTITY Estimates furnished.—All work guaranteed. Agent for KANSAS CEMENT Large or small quantities. Yards, Azusa Avenue, just north of San IJernardino Road Telephone, Home 324') Postoflice Address, Covina I, N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike and best manner in shorter time and at a reasonable cost to you. Wo. also carry a line of Farm Implements f Wagons, Etc, and if you are thinking of purchasing a vchi.^c os any hind we invite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over. We will guarantee you a square deal and save you a few dollars besides. American Temperament and Art. The majority of the men and women who gave American life its form and direction were not the children of an all the students. And here one surely | art|stlc raf . e though they were the receives ample proof of the authenticity of that long standing joke about the German and bis inseparable national beverage, for the students are among the steadiest patrons of those characteristically unique institutions, the beer gardens. In a university town, as in all the other cities of the Kaiser's domains, will be found all classes and kinds of beer dispenseries. And after tho beer itself, the most characteristic thing about them is music. For they all have music of some kind, a military baud, Swiss singers, a Scotch orchestra or any other form that you care to name. Then the decorations, by no means a secondary item, in the attractions offered, what an infinite variety of forms they take! Sometimes the setting may be that of an autumn wood scene, or perhaps a grotto or cave or mountain valley where the patrons sit under painted trees and listen to splashing of fountains. Although these beer houses are to be met with at every turn in a German town, their number seems to be quite insufficient to quench the insatiable thirst of the irrepressible .students. So to remedy this fault, scores of clubs and societies have been formed, each with its own particular colors and emblems, with beer drinking their main business and duelling as a side linn However the final estimate is nut lo be made upon this Herman university from its most, popular aiiiiiKe- intiuts any more tlmi> it is mi tin- American college from its yells and athletics. Smiit-t hing will b>- ti.mid besides amusement ami it v, i 11 ;I!M> be discovered that, liii-rt- is some sv-. teui in the iimiiat:i incut, of utliiiis Indeed Ha- (ii-i muii fcho.,1 cy-.tt-ui is gent-rally c'itici-il<-.l t,, be (!>': hert in the w.,rlil. It has l-UL ilr, iuii\< [ POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY If you want the BEST WORK at the MOST REASONABLE PRICES give us a trial. TWENTY YEARS' experience has taught vis the CHEAPEST and BEST way to do your laundry. With first-class equipment our work arid our methods arc sanitary and up-to-date. Leave Your Bundles at Rich's or phone him and the wagon will call anywhere in Covina or vicinity. LORBEER BROS. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist IlJxcursions from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the Kast without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the. South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the rovtte of the Pioneers of '4'J, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. 15. SCIIKNCK, Agent. Covina Home phone 11-1 fi. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona I Ionic phono <>1; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific I-(O8 Angeles Ofltcc, (>00 S. Spring St., corner Sixth h^VrfV**-*-, »$$$$$$ss$$s$$««$$s$$$$$ss$$s$$$$$$$$$$$$$^ Y heirs of a great literature. They descended from a people who have never pursued art as an end and whose first Instinctive expression In meeting great experiences lias never been artistic, but who have never divorced action from vision nor failed In the long run to match power In action with some kind of beauty in speech. From Its English ancestry the country has Inherited an Ingrained and Ineffaceable Idealism of nature, which enormous tasks and hitherto incredible prosperity have at (hues smothered and blighted, but never destroyed. From other races have come richer temperament, quicker Hcnsiliilitles, craving for Joy and love of beauty for Its own sake, which have already Immensely enriched American :irt and are fiihsolllng American life.- Hamilton Mabie in Atlantic, The Wette«t Trade. The lot of the Ceylon pearl dlv«»r Is not an easy one. Stories are suspended ou a running rope over an outrigger projected from the boat's Hl-.le in such a convenient position a« to allow the diver to place one foot within a loop aflixcd to the Htone. The diver, having placed himself with one foot on the stuiie, vvitli a net around his neck, to hold oysters, draws in hi* breath, closes the nostrils \vlth one hand and raises his liody to ^\\a force to the descent. The iminduck (or diver's attendant). In charge uf the Mom: auti lifts. Iris K". and the diver rnpidly mi. lenses Die Mom;, <-k In.- l.u'illy li:i ills up .••••. throu.- hiu.M'lf on the •rci'piiig along, auil lilln his .,1 -ici's Tlii- done. In- .ii.-rks v, tii<'li N p'i::<-d ii[i :<y the in chart.''-, iiinl tin- cmiti-iits ; Tulare County Lands are selling more rapidly than at any time in the history of the state. Why? Because the land is fine, the water pure and climate conditions unexcelled for the growing of fruits, vegetables and alfalfa. Tulare County raises the cleanest oranges and the earliest. Though young in development about 3000 cars of oranges will be shipped this season. The grape industry is one of the surest in- vestments of all, and peaches, apricots, prunes, figs, olives and all small fruits grow to perfection. We have sold over MOO acres of this land in the past two weeks. This shows how it is going. We have for this week one exceptional bargain. 100 acres only 3 miles from a good town, directly on the railroad. Fine soil, no hard pan nor alkali, for only .'iliil re!; li"t V. il'i tin- p.pc. In;; in!i|i-k of Itii- in- 'I In far. M. into tin: ti'iat. IT. to the sur- wirk $25 an Acre We have seen thctse lands and can tell you thc.ir (jualiUc.s, or come and go up there with us and sec-, lor yoursi-if. Phone 5008 J. H. MATTHEWS COVINA, CAL.

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