(Boston Post). Mr. Washtub is the name of the gentleman who won’t stop) at an up-country hotel again. It seems that the clerk had tp ge| upsvwy: early, in the meaning, and finding dtflticufty in ivakirlg, btfrlt a patent alarm bed, in accordance with plafijj given him by Mr. Edison, who once stopped- at his houpe. Thar bed had a powerful clockwork attachment, and at a set hour it would arouse any man that wasil’t dead. The day after they got the thing set up in the house there was a' great rush of guests, and the clerk, who Wanted' to accommodate Mr. .Washtub, gave up his beAtq vSa'Mk)'forgot to shut off the 'aiarm; and the result was that about four o’clock in the morning Washtub was aroused by a most terrible racket. He opened his eyes and; pat up in bed, and then he heard a voice, which came from a phonograph attachment to the bed, enclaim “You old mucker, pile out!- if be-had mnddrstood the thing he wddld have hopped out of bed and shut'offThfe ' alarm. But he didn't, ,and th ought it was ’ burglars. So he lay down again, and pulled thecoveraoVor his head, and the bed began ;to> abate and he. thought' it was an earthquake and was terribly scared. The bed shook so that he had to cling to the mattress to keep it in; finally the bed seemed to rise up under him; and he. was hurled: violently to this floofe He,tried fq.riPe, and just then,the mattress came off upon him with great force and floored him again. He had a terrible time getting out from under it, Sid did pp, and gave a wild yell if help; a snower of ice-water came qppp; him, and then the slats of the bed began' to. whack at him, and. as he could see, but. ’little* 1 in^flre ü ßmr of Jtfiw ifootn, be thought he must jpjefep inja threshing machinS, and had, started it. His yells finally brought the landlord* who .stopped the machine, and pfmW l^ c ’t ! ho , 'tßmg' fo I luAi. " Till ,e?tplanation only made matter^wqr^ he had done, and kept out of the way.
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Edisoning Him., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 250, 24 January 1881
Edisoning Him. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 250, 24 January 1881
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