News from The Cartersville Courant
The Cartersville Courant
September 23, 1886, Page 3
From the Fatherland.
Mr. Mose Scheuer, who left Cartersville on July 1st, for a visit to his Faderland and other portions of Europe, returned home Saturday night last. The trip has evidently been a beneficial one to Mr. Scheuer, healthfully considered at least, as his looks attest and his friends all affirm that he never looked better.
A Courant reporter “cornered” Mr. Scheuer in the St. James hotel yesterday and had a pleasant chat with him regarding his trip. He said he left New York on the North German Lloyd’s new steamer “Aller” for Bremen. This is one of the finest ocean steamers that ploughs the Atlantic. She has a capacity of eight thousand horse-power, while ordinarily steamers crossing the ocean are only of about five thousand horse-power. The trip over Mr. Scheuer describes as being very delightful. There were many congenial and pleasant associates on board, and besides, this was his first trip to his native home in twelve years, and naturally his mind was filled with expectations and anticipations of what the shifting scenes of time would disclose to him at his boyhood’s home. As he had gotten somewhat rusty in the use of idioms in the German language, he had ample time to unhinge his tongue on shipboard.
From Bremen Mr. Scheuer went to Frankfort, thence direct to his old home, which in English means Black Forest. This he said was a town of about four or five thousand people, in the Grand Duchy of Baden. [Long article continues with a description of places visited and impressions of the German people.]
Mr. Ransome Turner is visiting his grandson, Mr. Thomas Turner. Uncle Ransome is in his one hundredth year, a hale old man whose recollections of Cherokee, Georgia, are wonderfully interesting. He says that his grandfather died at the age of one hundred and ten.
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