Jasper and Jim Covaness Kill Indian
About 1874, Jasper and Jim Covaness, sons of Robert Covaness, who lived six miles west of Mason on the Mason-Junction road, were out one evening hunting a deer about two miles south of their house, when they saw several Indians coming through the roughs. Apparently the Indians had not discovered the boys but Jasper fired with his Winchester and when he did, and Indian fell backward from his steed. The two boys then hurried home.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.