Daily Velasco Times (Velasco, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 115, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 19, 1892 Page: 1 of 4
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«DEEP WATER A FACT—NOT A PROMISE."
VELASCO, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING APRIL 19.1892.
Cl^oiee Farming Land
ON LINE OF VELASCO TERMINAL RAILROAD
In Ten, Twenty, Forty and Eighty Acre Tracts at $16
per Acre. Terms easy.
IN A CYCLONB. _
Carried > MU* «a Che Wlaie «f thi
Wind ud Yet Lived.
"In the year 1882, about the latter
part of Maroh. I, with some of my
friends who were on a visit to mat
went out to an old ediñce about 20ft
yards from the house one evening to
enjoy ourselves over a game of seven-
"When we left the house not one of
us had the least idea that the bright
rays of the sun would bo followed by
the black wing* of destruction.
"I remember well we bad been
playing about two or three hour*. I
had the ace, deuce, queen and jack of
trumps. My opponent had just thrown
down the ten spot of clubs and I was
just in the act of taking it with my
jack when 1 was arrested by a loud,
lumbering noise that sounded like the
roaring of a train, but a hundred times
"I jumped to my feet and ran to the
door. What I saw as I put my h ai
through the opening will rsutaln with
me to my dying day.
"The space above me was as dark
( * pitch, except when the Sash of
lightning made a little light and by
one of these flashes 1 could see old
timbers, shingles, tree tops, and ev.
#7thing imaginable flying in every
"I sprang to the middle of the room
clasped my hands to my breast, and
cried: 'We are lost! Oh. God, save
"The words had scarcely loft my
lips when, oh, horrors! I saw the top
ot the old b&rn torn from its bed and
hurled to destruction, folded in the
arms of the mighty destcoyek
••The old logs were being scattered
around me I felt the floor moving
under my feet everything turned dark,
and I knew no more till I opened ray
eyes and found the kindly face of the
doctor bending over me.
••I had been hurled over a mil®
from the old barn, and how I got there
without being killed the reader cau
best imagine. Three teeth knocked
out, my luft arm and two ribs
broken were all the injuries 1 re-
••On inquiring afterward I found out
that my friends never received a
scratch. When the top of the old barn
was torn off they ran out in the yard
and lay flat on '.he ground, hugging
the roots of a large stump.
••It has boen nearly ten years since
that terrible night, and I never see a
cloud vise but 1 can almost feel my-
self being hurled through the air."—
ALEXANDER'S ELEPHA JTS.
HER LITTLE SURPRISE.
Aomethlnir Very Corpnrotl Abmt an
She was such an ethereal croatura
with her mild blue eyes and golden
hair! As a child, she was so delicate
and white that her friends and dear
ones did not think that she would ever
grow to womanhood. But somehow.
little body became taller as tie
years went by: there was a trace of
pink in her cheek, but it wus so rare
that one could not see where it blend-
ed with the white; and she was so
happy! At length she was out of
school—no one who knew her us a
child ever thought that she would
e* er ¿each her studies :jiuch less com-
plete them—-and in another year the
dclicate bud bloomed in a great room-
ful of beautiful flowers. Of all the
fair creatures at the reception, she
was pronounced the most radiant.
"But how frail!" said everyone.
There was something about her that
was heavenly indeed. She seemed too
gcod. too slight and beautiful for this
world. Time went on, as usual. The
rare blonde loved: she was loved;
tboy were married. That was a long
When I saw her last—it was In the
autumn — she was at Aix with v.r
■•Mas-age," she said simply, after
greeting mo; and when I accompanied
her to the weighing machine, she
stepped lightly on the platform. and
then with a (rasp of relight e.<-
■hook! Tw - -iighty! Yesterday it
w<e two eighty-thr'e!"—Puck.
Die,' Could Urld|[e Stream or Honor
it < onqueror.
Alexander was proud of tho huge
jlephants of his court and fond of
ihowitig thel« intelligence; and the
miner who succeeded In making the
jlepliant accomplish the most wonder-
ful deeds was highly fcoi/ored.
On one occasion lome elephants
were Doing shown to an eminent gen-
eral when the latter remarked that
avidontly they could perforin any ser-
fice that a man coutd. "They might
«veu bridge a stream." he added.
No uoor.sr wer# the words uttered
úhau a signal was given and ths herd
was marched into a stream mat rushed
by the camp
The veil-trained animals waded into
Ihe water, which was four or five feet
loop. and arranged themselves side by
«ide, seme heading up-stream, and
others tíown. Men now ran forward
with planka which wora placed
against pads upon the backs of the
animals, while others were continued
r.roin bao.< to back, and in a re mark a-
oly short space of tiipo an elephant
bridge was ready, over which me
soldiers passed while the huge ani-
mals trumpeted and sent streams of
water whirling into the air.
On another occasion one of the
generals of the army, who had dis-
played «special bravery, was ordered
before the chief, who publicly thanked
•«Even my elephants," said one of
the elephantarohs, "can distinguish
the hero "
At this the crowd fell back, and a
gorgeously ornamented elephant ap-
proached. bearing In Its trunk a wroath
of oak-leaves. Walking up to tho
nero of tho hour, it dropped upon its
knees, placed the wreath upon the
ollicer's head, and then retired amid
tho shouts of the admiring soldiers.
Undoubtedly the driver who sat
upon the animal's head had much todo
with this performance, says a writer
in St Nicholas, but we must admit
that the elephant exhibited wonderful
Intelligence in so exactly carrying out
◦ Ntt GIRL'S WORK.
fhn Pilnnt'e Htory uí u Little Red
«Mi l ('« Contents.
A few f«&rs ago a little girl appli"^
;o a pastor in ono of our large cities
tar admission into his Sunday school,
•elates Harper's Young People. Shv
vas told that the classes wero so full
there was no room for her, and that
¡he church was so small no moro
ílasses ooald be organized. Much dls-
Appointed, the little girl began to
ave pennios—her family was poor—
'or the purpose of enlarging the
ihurch in order that she and other
.ittle girl's like her might be
Accommodated. She told no ono
if hor ambitious purpose. how-
iver, so that when tho pastor of this
jhurch was called to her bedside a
row months later, to comfort her in
tier sovero illness, he saw nothing un-
usual. only a frail child of six andona-
1 ho little sufferer died, and a week
later there was found in hor battered
red pocket-book, which had boom her
savings bank, fifty-seven pennies, and
t scrap of paper that told, in childish
print, tho story of her ambition and
ihe purpose of her solf-deniaL
Tiie story of thai uttio rod pocicet-
book and its contents a*d of the un-
faltering faith of i I 'Utle owner got
abroad. It touched tho heart of saint
tnd sinner alike. Her Inspiration be-
came a prophecy, and men labored
tnd women sang and Children saved
to aid its fulfillment. Those flfty-sov-
an pennies became the nucleus of e
fund that in six years grew to
R>o. and to-day this heroine's picturi
life-size, hangs conspicuously in the
hallway of a college building at which
1.400 students attend, and connected
with which there aro a church capa-
ble of seating «00. a hospital for ehiU
i rea named for the Good Samar «Un.
and a Sunday school room lr.rge
atiou.ih to accommodate all the girl?
and boys who have yet asked to * nter
it. A fairy story? It renda lik* one.
but nappiiy it is not one. Ihe little
girl's name was Hattfe May 't'iatt,
and the splendid institutions described
«re located in Philadelphia.
Raaaone Why a Wesin
perlor In the PimKIod. |
There are quite a number of «romen
311 gaged in the retail drug business in ]
llie United States; many of them as
proprietors, others as clorka Some
jf them have regularly taken and
latlsfactorlly passed through the
courses of study pesreribed by our
colleges of pharmacy, and fulfilled all
legal obligations by registering before
the stato boards of pharmacy. Othera
in some states, received registration
as pharmacists upon the passage of tho
pharmacy law from the fact that they
had been in business a sufficient num-
ber of years prior to the enactment to
permit of this registration. There
have boon numerous arguments for
and against the advisability of women
entering the profession, but, as a
rulo, tho objections are of a nnrrow
nature and based upon ono-sidod
and bigoted prejudice. says a
writer in the Pharmaceutical
Era. There is no inherent reason for
denying to a woman the right to onter
pharmacy. She is neat, careful and
ambitious, as a rule, when she under-
takes the acquisition of a professional
training. She could, and does, make
an excellent prescription clerk, and
behind the sales counters without re-
proach. Some object to her prosonco
in the drug store alleging that the
public will not have sufficient con-
fidence In a woman druggist to place
In her handB prescriptions for potent
remedies for the treatment of serious
affections, and it is argued that the
female portion of the community will
not patronize the drug t-tore in which
a woman is plnced to wait upon them.
We say that all other things being
equal sex should be no bar to woman's
entrance into the profession, and, in
faot, she often has many things in her
favor to place her above the standard
of some male drug clerks. She does
not wish so many nights off. is not
dissipated, is more tractable, and in
other particulars is perhaps superior
her brother clerk.
HISTORY OF A RING.
From the Duke of Wellington, It Finnllf
lleHchctl it I' wiml>o >•
A gentleman well known in business
circles as a bold speculator is one of
the regular customers of a well-known
money-lender in this city, relates tho
Boston Herald, and his usual pledge
is a ring, a story of which is thus told:
••This ring has a history, and a ro-
mantic ono. It has been pledged
numberless times, and the owner
would not sell it .o,- any price on ac-
count of its history, which he has re-
latod to me minutely several times and
which I know to be authentic in every
particular. I can give names except
in lator generations, just as he told
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of
the signers of the declaration of inde-
pendence. had two beautiful daughters,
who went to Kngland in 171)4. One
married the duke of Leeds and the
other Richard WelleBley, brother
of Sir Arthur Wellesloy. aftorwt.pd the
duke ot Wellington. At tho marriage
of the latter, which took place in tho
castle ot Dublin, the bride received
this ring from Sir Arthur Wolleslcy.
"You will see two figures, painted
by Nomar, a celebrated mlniaturo
painter of that dato, are beautiful in ¡
design and execution, and the manner
of the setting of the pearls and ruble*. 1
jo the eye of the connoisseur prove t
to be genuine without doubt Tint
ring was worn at Brussels the niglit
beforo the battle of Waterloo til lie
ball described in Byron's •( hilde lla.-.
"To make along story short, tho i
ring descended, generally by will, j
th o il'Ii different members of tho
( arroll family, until it came into tho ;
pri cunt owner's hands by gift from |
Letitin, tho ltust of the Carrolls. now
mother superior of a convent in Balti-
more. From the duke of Wellington
to a pawnshop—docs not this furnish
food for thought?''
Tlilnic Have Chanced.
Tho popular idea of the Indian
roaming over the prairies, living on
tho fruits of the chase and just what
ho can gather does not properly
characterize all of the tribe*. Some
of the Indians of the South and South-
west were excellont agriculturists.
In Georgia and Alabama when tho
white men first went among tho
Natchez Indians, they found them all
cultivating maize, beans sunflowers,
sweet polatoea melons, pumpkins and
a largo number of the native fruits
growing in orchards—persimmons,
honey-locusts, muibcrry. black wal-
nuts and shellbnrks of the best kind
were sorted and planted by them.
Many of the New Mexican and
Arizona Indians were also far advano-
ed in the agricultuuijrftrt.
Perry & Northrup
Oldest Real Estate Men
AT THE MOUTH OF THE BRAZOS RIVER.
Ten choice 10-acre tracts, one-half mile from Velasco. for fruits and
vegetables. Soil rich, mellow, sandy loam; at $50 per acre; one-third cash,
balance one and two years.
Shalt We Ltirn to K>t Than ae the
In return for the corn which Uncle
Sam proposes to teach the Russians
how to eat it is seriously suggested
that we shall adopt a few hints from
them respecting the usefulness of the
lunflower. There aro regions In the
West which might be most profitably
utilized for the cultivation of this
plant, which has been found so valua-
ble for food purposes in the empire of
th* ozar thai 750,000 acres in that
country are annually planted withes.
Two kinds there are chiefly ono which
beats small seeds used for making oil
while the other produces big seeda
which are consumed in enormous
quantities by the oommoo people In
the same way that peanuts are eaten
here, except that thoy are devoured
There is hardly another plant in the
world which servos so many usea ac-
cording to tho Washington Star, every
part of it being valuable for ono pur-
pose or another, Tho oil is so nutri-
tious and agreeable in flavor that In
Kussia it has to acortain extent super-
seded all other vegetable oila it is
obtained by passing the seeds beneath
millstones, so as to crush tho sheila
sifHng them to soparate tho kernela
and finally pressing the latter in bags
of horsehair cloth. Tho cakes lo t
after tho oil has been expressed are
excellent for cattle. The shells are
employed for heating, special ovena
being made to burn thom in. while
the stalks have almost replaced fire-
wood. being gathered and dried in
stacks in the fields. A ton of the lat-
ter is obtainod from each acre culti-
vated. Thoy malto a vory hot and
The seed cups aro utilized as food
for shoep. A big ono when ripe will
yield '2,000 seods. Tho largest and
finest seed cups aro selected in tho au-
tnmn and hung by their stalks in a
dry pla-e. In tho following spring
tho seeds aro shaken out of them and
dried in ovens for planting. At har-
vest timo the flowers are gathered ae
fast as they are ripe and spread upon
the ground to dry. Then the seeds
aro beaten out of thom with a small
stick by whipping each cup. J-inally
the seeds aro dried in tho sun or in
kilns and aro sorted by means of
screens into different sizes.
An acre planted with sunflowers
yields 2,000 pounds of se¿da from
which 250 pounds of ell may be ob-
tained. Ten mill lee quarts of thi*
oil are produced by HumI r, mills.
Who knews that tho time may not yet
co;tto when small boys in this country
will gobble sunflower seeds at the dr.
cus just ae thoy now consumo the fes-
tivo and odoriferous goober?
Wttce K oty (filly Ken ra.
'he Bro-'nia ariza it. a botanical
or., inwlty. .'hat fact notwithstand-
ing 1 4Wover, its xcientifie nnino
M" ,r not have been used above had
r plant a inore common one. Jt is
ti specie* of palm, anil it is known to
bloom only after intervals of exactly
ftfiy years. There is but ono sped,
men ol Brownlu in the conservatories
o Kur >pe that in the collection at
the liormab Imperial palace. Tho
blossoms law. but forty hours, and to
gi t *i;:ht of t Kruwnia In full bloom
i-, nne of the sights of a life time. Tho
one in qiiostion bloomed in July. 1H:V\
Tho only other Instance of one bloom-
ing in hurcpo win that at tho conser-
vatory of the Duke ot Norfolk, which
bloomed in Jure, lrt.01. It died in
A iMkola (ourtfthlp.
Mrs. Sarah FJlumfield, an Ohio
woman who has íecontly tt*^en up a
Dakota claim and incidentally inter-
ested a large number of Dakota bach-
elors, rashly tells a friend of her first
It was an elderly, wealthy and in-
fluential citizen who stalked Into the
lady's little kitchttn one morning with-
out the formality of an introduction
"Say, Misa you don't want to gll
m ?ried. do you?'
••Na sir, I don't" (emphatically).
••No'fence, I hspo, mum?"
••None at all sir. Good morning,"
That's the war they do things in
South Dakota —Cincinnati Knqulrer.
MBALS BY SCHBDULB.
Clote Figuring at to What Caa Be
Katen While Waiting for the Treta.
"I have only two minutes to get my
breakfast and catch my train," said a
tall man to the waltor in a railway
Btation. "What can you givo me in
the smallest possible time? Take into
consideration, too, tho faot that I have
left my false teeth undor the pillow at
"Wo have lust the thing for you.
sir." and he Immediately brought a
tup of coffee and a piece of lemon pie.
Tho gentleman sat down and in less
than a minute from tho time lie gave
his order was rushing toward the
o:lice for his ticket
••Ho made pretty good tltno," re-
marked a customer who sat at the
•Oil. that's nothing," roplled tho
waltor; "we boat that ovory day. t
onea know a man who oumo In here
who had only sixty seconds in which
to got his breakfast buy his ticket
and reach his train."
•What did you gh'o hiin?"
"Two soft bakod apples and a glass
of milk. Ho finished in just fifteen
seconds, took another fifteen for the
purchase of his tlckot and when I last
saw him ho was walking up and down
tho platform smoking a cigar, impa-
tiently waiting for tho train to start"
•i supposo most passengers who
come in here are in a hurry P" the re-
reporter for the Boston Herald asked.
"Never saw but two who were not
and ono of those was a soldier who
had lost both legs in tho war, and the
other was a tramp who was waiting
for the night freight
"When a custouior comes in and
says he wants something to oat In a
hurry, I nsk him how much time ho
has or what train ho wants to catch.
Now, 1 have a list oí cnose articles
that I can servo, and which can be
eaten in exactly tho timo tho passen-
ger has to spare. To tho customer
having ono minuto for luncheon I
servo bakod applos and milk; if he
has two ininutea lemon pie and cold
oolTeo: throe mii.uioa apple pie und
hot coffee; four mlnutea slapjacks
and cofleo; flvo minutes, ready cooked
sausages and mashod potatoes; six
minutes, fish balls and hash; seven
minutes, cold roast beef, and so on.
I toll you we work on springs all the
time." And tho waiter rushed off
to sorve another customer who ap-
peared to bo in a hurry.
nita «ie Reason*.
The reporter had just come in from
an assignment In a murder caso. It
was a rainy day and ho had to cross a
plowed field on foot
• I see." observed the olty editor,
louk'-.g with somo dlsploa-ture at his
tnrgo and muddy boots. -you have
brought tho sceno of the murdor with
•Yes," answered tho raportor, apolo-
getically. "I've got to huvo some
ground for my story, you know."—
Got Tliclr Itll.
Scekor—They toll mo there wero
burglars at your house last night
Sturem an-—There wore.
Seokor—Did thoy got anything?
'¿ageman indeed they did. They
get tho contents of a six-shooter, and
a consequent introduction to the ooro<
nor. S'jmorville Journal.
Tiling llavo Changed.
Tho popular idea of tho Indian
roaming over the prairies, living on
tho fruits of the chase and just what
he can gather does not properly
characterize all of tho tribes Somo
of the Indians of the South and South-
west wero excellent agriculturists.
In Georgia and Alabama when the
white pen first wont among the
Natchez. Indiana they found them all
cultivating mat beans, sunflowera
sweet potatoea -«oloua pumpkins and
a large numbet of the native fruits
growing in orchards—persimmona
honoy-locusta mulberry, black wal-
nut* and sbellbarks of tho bost kind
were sorted and planted by them.
Many of • the New Mexican and
Ari/.ona Indians were also far ad vano*
sd in tho sgriciiltural art
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