THE AMERICUS WEEKLY TIMES-RECORDER: FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1891.
from washing roN.
wHA T IS GOING ON IN THE NATION’S
4 of the Italian Trouble—What la
N«n% the View of the Matter—Other Newi
.Vote* and Ooaalpy Keuiarlc*-Italy’* Min
: ,,,f Called Home.
Wasiiinoton, 1). C. f April 4.—That
was no ‘‘April fool” sensation which
struck this town this week when Baron
Kava, the Italian minister, who seems
have studied the great American game
ofdra-v poker to some purpose during
his ten years residence in Washington,
walked into Mr. Blaine’s private otlice
and made the blulT of his life by present
ing a letter from the Italian government
recalling him an envoy extraordinary
an»l minister plenipotentiary to the
l uited States by way of emphasizing its
dissatisfaction at the failure of this gov
ernment to make reparation for the re
cent lynching of Italians at New Orleans,
hut a real genuine, all-wool-and-a-yard-
[t has shaken the administration from
stem to stern and from “Baby” McKee
to -Mini" Blaine, and will probably
cui'C a slump in the price of Macaroni
in the New Orleans market.
I am afraid that some one will accuse
me of levity in writing thus, but I can
j.o more take this absurd Italian blunder
seriously than I can the announced re
tirement of John Sherman from politics.
If this act of the Italian government be
.seriously taken and followed to its logic
al conclusion it can mean but one tiling
—war. Had the same thing been done
hv that government at the court of any
first-class European power, it would un
doubtedly ere this have resulted in a
declaration of war. But in this case
there will he no war. Wo can’t fight It
aly because we haven’t the ships, and
Italy can’t fight us because although she
has the ships, she hasn't the money.
What will we do to resent this insult?
Nothing. < >ur minister to Italy will re
main at his post, unless the “Mafia,”
which King Humbert evidently fears
more than the citizens of New Orleans
diil, shall compel the government of
Italy to send him bis passports, in
which ease ho will return home and
Italy will not ho represented at the
An ollicial statement of the affair has
been made public, which makes it plait
that the administration is in no way re
.sponsible for the slap in the face it h;is
received from the nation of organ-
grinders and bogus counts, and which
tak-s as dignified a stand as is possible,
consiueiing that the absence of a navy
powerful enough to cope with that of
Italy stands in the way of our trying to
assume too aggressive an attitude.
The following remarks made by Rep
resentative McCreary, of Kentucky, who
was chairman of the house committeo
on foreign affairs in the fiftieth Con
gress, and who will probably occupy
the same position in the tifty-socond,
represents the general sentiment in re
gard to the occurrence: “The Italian
government has acted hastily and witn-
out the dignity which ought and usually
does mark diplomatic negotiations. In
the first instance Italy had a grievance,
or believed she had, in the killing of
three of her subjects in a riot. The
I nited States promptly responded to
her demands by instituting an inquiry
into’ the matter in perfect good faith.
While t^is investigation is being made,
beff.iy vlio I’nited States has had time
£pn further than to in-
Ho the Italian govern-
4Jtlls her minister and
: relations with the
L’liis turns the tables,
ffes is now the party hav
ing a grievance.”
The jiffpiilar song “Theyr’e after me”
is particularly applicable to the man who
^i* mrscs *1:15,000,000 a year iu the pay
ment of pensions. The “they” in the
present case are several hundred de
partment clerks who have invested some-
diing like *30,000 in a surburban real
•suite scheme of which Commissioner
kaum was at the head; that is apparently
as great a fraud as was the Refrigerator
company so cleverly unearthed by Rep
resentative Cooper last year. This
“snide” enterprise and Commissioner
Baum's resignation will bo .^kad for.
Kx-Secretary Whitney and ex-Privato
Secretary Dan Lamont wore welcome
visitors to Washington this week. They
ar, ‘ now associated in business.
It is expected that Mr. Harrison and
as ’nany of his cabinet as care to go will
jjart on that much talked of trip to the
* ®eific coast on the 15th of this month.
Developing the South.
Every one in the south Interested in or
knowing of the proposed starting of any
new’ Manufacturing or mining enter
prise, w hether large or small, or of the
extensions of factories or mines, now in
operation, or the erection of large build-
ings, would benefit himself, as w’ell as
the south generally, by sending particu
lars to the Manufacturers’ Record of
Baltimore. The paper has for years
made a businesg of reporting every new
manufacturing concern, faom a cotton
gin to a furnace, every new mining com
pany, and every bank started anywhere
in the south. This information is read
by thousands of people all over the
rotted States, and is often republished
by hundreds of other papers that
look to the Manufacturers’ Record
for infoimation about this section. The
result is that every new enterprise, and
the town in which it is located, are
widely advertised without cost, and
great good often results. In this way
the wants of Southern manufacturers
who wisli to buy machinery are made
public, and catalogues of all machinery
in their Hue, with prices, Ac., are re
ceived, ami they are thus enabled to se
lect the best machinery at the lowest
cost. The manufacturers’ Record in
vites all information of this character,
and everybody in theSo.ith should take
;tn interest in seeing that that journal
receives the earliest notices that can
possibly be given of such new enter
prises, or of the enlargement of those
now iu operation.
Tlta.Melou (irowen hiiiI <•. F. A’*, of the
Initial Transportation Linen.
The following plan for the inspection
of melons has been suggested by some of
the growers, and is submitted for care
ful consideration and discussion at the
next meeting of the growers, to be held
at Albany on the 29tli Inst.
The growers to provide wagon scales
at each shipping point.
To have each car load of melons
carefully weighed and counted by a
sworn weigher and counter.
To attach the certificate of weight
and number of melons in each car
(showing the average weight of eacli
melon), to the shipping order.
If the average weight of the melons
should fall below pounds, the
product to be considered unmerchant
able, and the initial line shall require
prepayment of freight, otherwise the
car to be shipped ‘collect.’
“The agents of the initffil lines (local
or special), shall see that the rule
rigidly enforced.” G. R. Me REE,
President Melon Growers’ Ass’n
TI1E FRUIT KILLED.
AND THE PROSPECT IS BAO FOR A
The Thermometer Down to Twenty-EI*ht
Sunday Night—A Heavy Frost—The
Freeze Kill* Everything—IteporU From
Everybody is blue over the prospect
for fruit this year.
And especially those who have or
Early vegetables are gone too, and
truck farmers are gloomy.
It was a sweepiug freeze, and it looks
as if everything is gone.
Friday night it was bad enough; Satur
day night it was colder, and Sunday
night the themometer went down to
This was the fatal night, and in
estimable damage was done the whole
Here plums, tigs, pears, peaches, etc.,
were all cut off.
AD vegetables were killed,and the third
crop o' strawberries also killed. Three
times have tl.e berries been growing
Two Throats Cut.
Bloomington, Ind., April 4.—Ward
Demaree to-day murdered bis mother
and then killed himself. A visit to Ills
house showed a horrible sight. On a
bed lay the mother, with her throat cut
from ear to ear, while on the floor, in
tw’o pools of blood, lay the lifeless clay
of the murderer and suicide with his
own throat cut. No one was present,
except a little daughter aud sister, who
was unable to tell how the tragedy oc
curred. It is supposed that w’ldle the
mother was sleeping the son, in a fit of
insanity, cut her throat and then used
the razor ou his own. The mother
seemed to have died without a struggle.
Chicago'* (.rest Death Kate.
Chicago, April 1.—To-day's mortu
ary record instead of showing a de
crease from yesterday’s list actually ex
ceeds it, showing Hill deaths against 1(15
the day before.
Vital Statistician Tomlinson received
a cablegram from London to-day saying:
“I)r. Mortimer Granville begs physic!
ans of Chicago to try five graius of cant
pbor in twenty minims tincture of iodiue
and one drachm of glycerine with syrup,
frequently, for influenza. Strong meat
nicely, and three times have they been juice U also recommended. No anti-pi-
nipped by a freeze,
TWO DAYS OF TORTURE.
A STOWAWAY SUFFERS FOR THIRTY
HOURS IN A CRANK PIT.
All vegetation seems to have been
destroyed, and the outlook for fruit and
early vegetables is indeed gloomy.
Mr. J. E. Bivins, who has a good or
chard, truck farm and large strawberry
patch, says that the freeze was most
damaging. He loses much, and es
pecially by the cutting off of his straw
berries, which he ships in large quanti
Mr. A. W, Smith says the same, and
that ho will get little fruit from his
splendid orchard. The peaches were
badly injured by the cold of a few
weeks ago, and that Sunday night fin
The weather was the coldest Ameri-
cus has had this winter, and happened
Reports from other places, South aud
North of here, are juntas bad.
Fort Vitlloy Suffer*.
Four Valley, April Indications
are that last night’s heavy frost has
killed all the fruit and vegetables iu
Snotv CapiM-d .’Mountains.
Gainesville, April 0.—The moun
tains in sight of the city are covered
with snow and the cold here is almost
as intense as (any suffered during the
Last night ice formed in exposed
places almost an inch thick, anil the uni
versal report is from the country is that
all flic early fruit is killed.
To the .Melon Grower* of Southern and
Pursuant to a resolution passed at the
last meeting of the melon growers asso
ciation, a meeting of the melon growers
is hereby called for Wednesday, 29th, ...... . , . . ,
, * . . , . i say at this time how much fruit is dam-
inst., at 9 a. m. at Albany,to adopt some I J .
plan for the distribution of the growing
GjuffIX, April 0.—It is impossible to
The weather has been had for the
last forty-eight hours with frost and
snow and a quarter of an inch of ico
The fruit growers are now busy exam
ining the fruit aud it is hoped the dam
age will not he too serious, though
there is a conflict of opinion.
Macon, April 0—It is thought that
all the /ruP in this section was killed
by last night’s freeze.
Fruit und Vegetable*.
Bui nswick, Ga., April 0.—The aver
age in fruit in this county is limited, but
the growers think that all the peaches
In .fait for Murder. j and pears hare heed killed or very much
Cahnksnii.le, April 4.—G. Thomas j injured. Early vegetables are destroyed.
Cary now languishes in Carnesvllia jail. | lud From Thon M vin..
He is charged with being the murder-1 TlIOMASVII . 1K) ,; X) Apri l ,|._ T he
mercury stood at :il) degrees at 7 o'clock
There was plenty of frost and some
lee in exposed places.
Cotton, mulous, and all tender vegeta
bles aro killed.
crop, which promises to ho tlio largest
yet produced, also to dovise some meth
od for the inspection of melons offered
Tim business is of such pressing im
portance, both to tlio shipper and the
transportation lines, it is hoped that
every shipping point, and the transpor
tation (cBpccial initial lines, the S. F. &
W. R. It., C. it. R. and G. S. & F. R. R.,)
will bo fully represented.
Tlie Savannah Nows, Macon Telegraph,
Atlanta Constitution and tlio local press
in the melon belt will please copy.
(». It. McKkk, Pres. M. O. A.
Valdosta, April 2, 1801.
or of Uncle William Manley.
On the 1:1th of last September W. G.
Man.cy, an old gentleman who lived
about six miles south of this place, w as
brutally beaten, and lie died on tno 18th
The grand jury sifted tlio matter and
found a true hill against G. T. Cary as
principal in tlio lirst degree, and Rebecca
Jordan, Emma Jordan and Joe Jordan
as accessories after the fact.
A Suicidal Shot.
Bikminoiiam, Ala., April D.--A spe
Fortunately, only a small per cent, of
of the acreage planted in melons and
cotton was up.
Cotton and melon seed arc scarce and
those who had stands of these crops will
iiml it diOicull to replant.
Full damage to the fruit cannot he as-
cial from Huntsville to the Age-IIerald ■ curtained an yet. Growers are hopeful
Mrs. Macon shot herself at her that the foliage furnished some protcc-
father-in-law’s residence, twelve miles j tion.
from here, to-day, with suicidal intent, This was the coldest snap in April for
and will die. The eause is unknown, j many years.
She wns a daughter of Ur. Francesco j
Itice, and had been married six months.;
lloth were prominent families in the i
Woodruff'* Shortage Increased.
It has been decided to make It a stag Little Rock, Ark., April 4.—An ex-
I» art y. ami nation of ex-Troasurer Woodruff's
riie Kincaid murder trial is drawing
" a c ‘ 0 «e. It looks like acquittal.
‘Senator Faulkner’s wife died at his
residence here last Tuesday evening.
’ l ‘ ; " :ts 'cry popular.
• ycretary Foster has offended the
■xnights of Labor by refusing to make
11 ‘ n 'estimation of certain charges they
preferred against the chief of the bureau
I,, engraving and printing. They
ircatcn to bring the matter before the
ioii.m* when congress meets.
IIum Keen Arrested.
• l-' lAl to TlMKH-RECOKDKR
Litiionia, Ga., April 7.—Yonng Ks-
** *• "Bo stabbed Powell here on Satur-
<4,i > afternoon, has been arrested.
lc has been put under bond, and his
preliminary trial will take place on Fri-
* ,l * n ®*t. Ilis trial lias been carried
”'er until Friday In order that the ex-
cnt Bowell’g injuries may bo known.
} though Mr. Powell is somewhat
’etter to-day, he Is not out of danger.
fourth term has revealed that Woodruff
is short on scrip *25,000 in addition to
the amounts already reported. The joint
com oittee in charge of the investigation
will submit a report of its findings to
Special to Times-Recordka.
Montkzi ma, Ga., April 0.—The heavy
frost here this morning has completely
demolished all prospects of a fruit crop
New York, April 7.—Ten Russian
immigrants who arrived to-day at the
Barge office on the steamer Dania from
Hamburg, were barred from entering
this country. They set up a terrible
outcry when they were apprised of their
detention,(and tried to force their way
through the gates. They were not al
lowed to land because of general poor
health, disease and liability to become
rene.” Experiments will be made with
this prescription in an effort to check
the unprecedented ravages of the grip.
To Prevent More Accident*.
Special to Timks-Recordkr.
Atlanta, April 4.—Principal keeper
of the penitentiary, Jones, having re
lumed from an investigation of blowing
up of four couvicts at Coal City, two
weeks ago, will promulgate an order re
stricting bosses from exposing convicts’
lives by ordering them to handle gun
powder or place themselves In perilious
positions. The fatal explosion will, how
ever, be treated as if it were an accident,
no evidence having been forthcoming to
justify authorities in holding any one re-
II© Live* to Tell a Horrible Story of m
Frightful Experience—Lying Relow a
Shaft That Mado Twenty-four Revolu
tion* a Minute.
This poor fellow was an Englishman
who hail become penniless, discouraged
and homesick. He made up his mind in
his desperation to stow himself away
and take his chances. He stole into an
ocean steamship—one of the regular
liners which ply between New York and
Liverpool—and hunted for a hiding-
place. He knew nothing about ma
chinery, and in his ignorance ho picked
out the most horriblo place in the whole
ship. It looked quite attractive when
the poor fellow picked it out, and he
thought that he was lucky to find it.
It was tho hole—the crank pit, I think
it is called -in the floor of the engine
room into which tho great crank rinks
twenty-four times a minute when tho
vessel is at full speed. Whilo the vessel
was still this crank was elevated above
the hole, and the unfortunate man, ig
norant of marine engines, didn't kuow
that in a few minntes it would descend
with terrible effect upon hi in.
Ho crept in: the ship started. The
crank in its first descent struck his loft
arm with terrriblo forco and crushed it.
Ho could not move, for in less than
three seconds down it camo again,
crushing more bones and tearing more
flesh. Just imagine such a fate if you
can. Tho wretched man drew himself
into the smallest compass he coaid and
expected death. Every time tho crank
came down it escaped his bead liy about
an inch and a half. He didn't know the
exact distanco. of courno, but he knew it
came very near, aud ho was in mortal
dread that it would corns nearer.
Most of this that I havo been telling
came from tlio lips of tho stowaway. For
he lived to tell it, and is still alive. Ho
must have fainted away after enduring
He Took Morphine.
Bpeclul toTnic Timrs-Hkcokdkr.
Atlanta, April 7.—Charley Neville,
a foreman on the State road, living in
Kingston, entered Jacob’s pharmacy at ; assistant engineers, who had charge of
7 to night and bought a glass of soda *he engines on that watch, heard heart-
water. In this he empted an eight
ounce bottle of morphine, and swallow-
tho dose. He is now dying. It is un
certain whether he took tlio overdose by
mistake or with suicidial intent.
IIungtMl by u Mob.
Nashville, Term., April 4.—A special
Botany Had* Xasy.
Children dearly love to imitate) fa
that respect they should not be offended
et hearing themselves called very nearly
the equals of monkeys. Boy Blue lived
In a family where botany furnishes one
of the occupations and pastimes of the
hour. Scarcely a day passes without
some learned exposition at the table or
the display of a leafy wonder.
It is not strange that the little lad has
canght the prevailing mania to the ex
tent of dabbling in science on his own
account. One day he was overheard by
his elders, as he gavo tho following
learned exposition to a little coasin.
Boy BIuo held an apple tree branch in
his hand, and began enlarging upon its
“Now, Tommy," oald ho, "see how
very curious this is. There isn't often
60 many pistils in the middle, but this
iB a rare specimen, and it's got, i should
think, as many ns fifty. The petals, you
notice, are pinkish. It isn't often yon
find ono yellow or bine, but iryou should
you’d send it to some professor and he’d
name it after yon. Perhaps he’d call it
“Then here aro the leaves. You’d
say, if you didn’t know anything obout
botany, that they were netted veined;
but look a little closer"
Here Boy Blno himself looked a little
closer, and found that ho was not stat
ing a fact.
“1 do b'liove this is netted,” he ex
claimed. recovering his self possession
with tho coolness of a true scientist. “I
shall havo to press this spec’men and la
bel it -rare, very rare indeed.’ Now, ob
serve how few leaves is on this stem.
Only six orsevon. you'll find: never more
than seven. One, two"
As the yonng lecturer proceeded he
found his prophecy was to lx- belied-
That, however, did not daunt him.
Calmly stripping off tire siqierfluoua
leaves he wont on counting and an
nounced in triumph: "Seven! I told yon
so. Oh, Tommy, it's n great comfort to
be areal botanist!"—Youth's Companion.
■repaying a Joke,
An incident occurred recently at tho
Roosevelt street ferry office which illus
trates how ouo man can mako another’s
life miserable with little exertion. One
evening tho collector shoved out to a
passenger thirty-two three cent pieces
and . no cent in exchango for a dollar,
after deducting the fare, which was
three cents. The collector grinned nnil
rending groans proceed from the ma-1 thought he had played a good joko on
this terriblo agony for a while, and prob
ably lie did not ugain regain conscious
ness until the ship was twenty-eight
hours beyond Sandy Hook. It was then
tho middle of the night, and ono of tho
chinery. Ho was horrified, and tho men
employed about tho engines, who aro
superstitious, were not only appalled but
thoroughly frightened, so much so that
they kecaino demoralized and almost un-
ablo to work.
The assistant engineer went to the
clrief engineer and reported to him what
He was called a fool for
from Bryant station says: "Martin, he lir.d beard
alias Gnb M lybre', alias Mayberry, was j Spains. Presently Ids watch was over
, i , i .1 - i . . i and ho was relieved. This new assistant
found dead this morning, hanging to a j engineer he8rd the
groans, too, anil,
cedar treo, about one mile «.ortli of this j thoroughly alarmed, he appealed to tho
place. Tho jury rendered a verdict of chief engineer, anil succeeded in getting
death by the hands of unknown parties, him out of his berth into the engine
A note was left by the lynchers saying: | room. Tho chief heard them, too, and
TUJfrift done for the protection of our I at once stopped tho ship. The watch on
wives and daughters.’ ’
Emigrant* Turned Hack.
New York, April 4.—Superintendent
of Immigration Weber to day ordered
that twenty of the detained emigrants
that arrived yesterday shall bo returned.
Pauperism and loathsome diseases are
the causes for their return. The other
score under investigation will probably
share the same fate. Col. Weber’s de
cision will bo a heavy tax on the steam
Crazed by » Hanging.
Gkkknshuiio, Pa., April 4.—Mrs.
Nicely, n o*her of tho two boys hanged
at Somerset yesterday for the murder of
Fanner Timbcrger, Is a raving maniac,
and her physician fears that she will
never recover her senses. Tho bodies of
the murderers were taken to tho old
homestead last night, and will ba buried
on tho farm to-morrow.
A FooIImH Move.
Atlanta, April 4.—The Executive
Department has just been notilieil that
the Governor of Missouri has issued his
proclamation quarantining that state
against all southern cattle on account of
the alleged prevalence of Texas fever.
The quarantine went into effect on tlio
first of this month and will not bo raised
-Special toTl MKH-Kkcokork.
Atlanta, March 7.—The trial of Jan.
M. Wilson, who defaulted for *40,000
when tax collector of Fulton county sev-
court this morning. Tho day was con
sumed In securing jurors.
in this section. A great number of wa- oral years ago, was begun In auperior
tcrmelon plants were up anil killed; also
corn. Gardens all killed. ,
Chicago, April 7.—The death rate
last week was the highest ever known
in Chicago. The deaths numbered (MX),
of which 500 were from throat and lung
diseases. To-day a marked falling off
In tho death rate is noted.
For Fallen Women.
Hpeslal to Tim km-Kkcdkiikn.
Atlanta, April 0.—At the meeting
this morning the Ministerial] Evangeli
cal association started a movement to
raise $10,200 to build a home for fallen
women in Atlanta.
General Gartrell Head,
erial to Timss-Rkoobokk.
Atlanta, Marcli 7.—General Lucius
I. Gartrell died hero this aflemoon at
half past five o'clock. His dentil lias
been expected for some time, and for
tlie past few days he lots been quite low.
His record as a soldier aud in civil af
fairs is well known, and all mourn his
Excursion to Omaha.
Tlio conductors of Amcricus wish to
orgnnizo a branch of tlie Order of Rail
To do tills entails considerable ex
pense, and to raise some money they
have decided to give an excursion to
Omaha on Thursday, tlie 7tli of May. A
train will lie chartered to leave her* at
eight in the morning, and come back at
seven that night.
There is much ’of interest to be seen
in and about tills new and growing
town, and a more beautiful country can
not be found in this section. Splendid
fishing streams and lovely picnic
grounds will attract many, and doubtless
a large crowd will seize the opportunity
to take an enjoyable outing at reduced
Tho steel draw-bridge on the Savan
nah, Americus and Montgomery rail
road over tho Chattahoochee will bo
finished and ready for train service by
A Dublin lady le writing a novel
which will toon be in press.
deck was called down and the machinery
was thoroughly examined by the light
of lanterns. What demoralized the super
stitious men about the engines was the
impossibility, ss thoy believed, of a
human being remaining alive amid the
swiftly moving, gigantic machinery, and
their natural inference was that ghosts
or fiends were presont and the ship was
SAVED AT LAST.
By und by a lantern was lowered into
the crank pit, and a bundle of rags was
discovered at the bottom. On being
prodded a groan proceeded from the
rags. Thoy were lifted up, and in them
was a man. limp and bruised and bloody.
tlie passenger, who took tho money
without a protest, but mado up his mind
to get even with tho joker if possible.
He thought hard for three days, and at
last hit on n scheme. Sharpening the
end of a fiio ho nicked one side of each
Every morning nnd evening in going
to and from his work he placed a three
cent piece in tho palm of his hand and
slapped it firmly down in front of the
collector. At those times there was al
ways a rush. In his hurry the collector
tried to slide tho money along with the
tit>s of his fingers, bat it stuck fast.
Then ho resorted to his finger nails, mut
tering blessings on th-head of the man
who annoyed him. This was kept np
for thirty-two days until the nickel
pieces were all exhausted. But even to
this day the collector always picks up a
three cent piece with his finger nails, so
strong has the habit become.—Ernest
Jnrrold in New York Journal.
A man who returned from a yachting
trip, which for some part of the time in
cluded Mr. Edwin Booth as u guest, tells
tho following good story of professional
repartee between Mr. Booth and Mr. La
Montagne, the well known amateur. No
sooner had Mr. Booth come aboard the
yacht than lie was seized with a violent
Terror and anguish and wounds had do- ! attack of attention to th,- waves nt the
prived him of sense and almost of hu
man semblance. He could not talk; he
could only utter groans, which pierced
the inmost hearts of the hearers, they
were so pitiful. Luckily for tlie poor
stowaway tho surgeon of the ship was a
humane nnd skillful mail. Hu said af
terward that lie won bound to savo that
man if be could, so us to fiud out how
ho got into the pit, anil was not killed
at once when the engino began to move.
The surgeon attended him night and
day. He waa obliged to umpututo tho
arm or it would have mortified, it was
so dreadfully crushed. The other wounds
and bruises lie healed, so that the man
was ublu to walk to tho hospital when
lie got to Liverpool. There he was cured
of everything except tlio shock to tlie
nerves which lie received. Tliat will
neve:- he got. over. Do Ms best, he says,
tho thirty hours lie spent in that torture
pit. with tlie great crank crushing into
his iles’u twenty-four times a minute, can
never l>o got out of his mind. That hor
ror is seared into his soul for the re
mainder of liis life.—New York Star.
A Tree Growing In Slid Air.
There is to lie seen a few miles from
theontskirtsof Richmond, Tex.,a natural
curiosity, the like of which is perhaps to
bo found nowhere else in tlie world. It is
an enormous oak tree literally suspend
ed ill tlie air. It stands in the midst of
a dense grove known as Bentley’s wood,
and is made quite a show of. The mys
tery of its Hiipension is that nmnerous
hunting parties having camped lieneath
it during a period of many years their
fires hnvo gradually burned the trunk
entirely awuy for a distance of six feet,
but its large and spreading branches are
so closely entwined in those of the tree9
growing closely about it that it is sup
ported by them.
Just how its huge bulk is nourished ir
a mystery, but that it is well nourished
is evident, for it is green and flourishing.
—Cor. Philadelphia Times.
Honesty In Maine.
An Auburn business man was surpris
ed the other day to see an old customer
come into Ms store and pay him a bill,
with interest, which was contracted
forty years ago when he was doing busi
ness , in another town. It was a small
bill, aud the one to whom it was due
had forgotten all about it.—Lewiston
side of the vessel. Mr. Booth’s atten
tion was engrossed hero for a long time,
and when ho returned to the party with,
ns one of them said, everything lost save
honor Mr. La Montagne said in mild
reproof. “Why, Mr. Booth, is that tho
way you are given to gagging your
“Not nt all," said Mr. Booth, seating
himself in his best tragedy stylo, “not
at nil. I simply didn't like tho reception
that these swells gave mo, and so 1
threw up the part.”—New York Even
Itrauty In Business.
One thousand women in Oldenburg,
ills., cum their own living, ft doesn't
sppour why. There are plenty of men,
and they seem to bo clever. But these
one thousand women como down town
every morning to teach school, to
sell goods, to run typewriters, to ask
your number when you ring up the cen
tral, to seud messages, to keep booka. to
work in factories, and so on.
Most of these women have not only
earned their own bread here, bnt they
havo built homes. Perhaps if some of
tho young men hero had done likewise
thore might not have been so many
women bread winners.—Cor. CMcago
A New Way to Get Old Debts.
First Florist—Young De Pink is a slow
payer, isn’t he?
Second Florist—Last week he paid np
the big bill he owed me, nnd made all
sorts of apologies—said he'd forgotten all
“Eh? Did you send him a writ?"
“No; the last time ho ordered a bou
quet to bo sent to his girl I made out a
hill for tho past tlireo years, giving the
address each bouquet went to."
“Well, the hoy made a mistake, and
delivered tho bouquet to De Pink aud
the bill to tho girl.”—London Tit-Bita
Big Cranberry Growers.
Some of the largest growers of cran
berries are Mr. Makepeace, whose plan
tations on Cape Cod produce about 60,000
barrels annually; Mr. Small, of Har
wich, who puts about 12,000 bushels
on the market: Fitch & Co., near Berlin,
Wis., whose annual crop has reached
10,000 barrels; wad Joseph Hinchman, of
Trenton, N. J., about 8.000 bushels.—
Cor. Philadelphia Presa -