Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
Big Apples. Had one of the apples brought to this office Saturday evening been the one destined to fall on Sir Isaac Newton's head, fears are entertained as to whether the law of gravitation would ever have been discovered, by him at least. Mr. R. P. Stanley, of Upper Alton, had read in the TELEGRAPH of some big apples and so brought several varieties to show us what big apples are. One of them was 15 inches in circumference and weighed exactly 21 ounces. Mr. Stanley says that the tree is about 30 years old and the variety is unknown to any one in this section.