Allen & Sachtleben, Phoenix

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Allen & Sachtleben, Phoenix - Through All Countries. Watehes, Diamond No. 17...
Through All Countries. Watehes, Diamond No. 17 E, Tbe two most noted visitors to Phoenix Phoenix yesterday were Thomas G. Allen, jr. of Ferguson, Mo., and W. L. Sachtleben, Sachtleben, of Alton, III., the two young gentlemen bicyclists now engaged in filling the 3000 mile gap to complete a journey round tbe globe. Their coining bad been well heralded, and day before yesterday a contingent of the Phoenix < Bicycle club went to Maricopa to inter ospt them. They were induced to make • ran to Phoenix and remain over 011 day. They arrived yesterday morning about 3 o'clock and have since been in the bands of Phoenicians, who have driven them, feted them, interviewee them, and otherwise made lions o them. They were photographed yesterday afternoon by Mr. Hartwell, and last wght were dined by Mr. Galpin, one o tbe members of the Phoenix club. This toiorning they will leave for the South era Pacific track by tbe way of Florence and the ruins of Caaa Grande and Los Muertot. • They will then resume their journey to New York, which they ex pect to reach within ninety days. The jonrnev was undertaken from New York on June 23, 1893, just after grad t nation irom Washington university fit. Louis, but the original plan of the trip has since been greatly amplified They bad intended at first only to wheel through Great Britain and Ire Isnd ond on the continent. Before they bad completed a tour of the British British Isles the world girdling project wa developed. Considerable time was ex blasted in procuring wheels and enp- pliec and clothing, which were distributed distributed along the proposed route in .advance. They first visited France thoroughly, crossed, into Italy and pasted over into Greece at the beginning beginning of the second winter out. They pueed the winter at Athens, or rather their wheels did, though the tourists themselves visited various parts of northern Europe by rail. They arrived at Athens on the; day ot the funeral of llir. fichliemann, {the Hellenic explorer. They left. Athens in the spring, crossed Turkey in Europe, Asia 'Minor, Persia and Turkestan, finally arriving on the borders of the Chinese empire, In tasking this trip they had intersected > both lines of travel so graphically described described by Col. Fred Bnrnaby in "A Bide to Khiva," and "On Horseback - Through Asia Minor." 1 They baited shout eight months before before entering the Celestial dominions " for the purpose of making a study of the language, the route, and getting ' supplies. Heretofore the trip bad been made by easy stages; davs, weeks and months had been spent in historic localities, localities, but now there was nothing before before them that required more than cursory cursory attention. About June 1, 1892. they setonton their long, lonesome journey of more than 3,000 miles and reached Pekin •bout November 1. This was really the most interesting part of the journey, journey, attended with greater hardships, excitement and dancer. Frani Pekin they proceeded to Japan and embarked in tbe Empress of India for Vancouver, from Vancouver they went to San Francisco and by easy stages came through California. Their description* of the countries they visited, particularly particularly China, are of intense interest, as they relate to a portion of the empire seldom visited by travelers. One observation observation of.interest is that whenever tbey struck a country with which the English have anything to do they found .good roads. Their sightseeing was by no means confined to the bicvcle route. Whenever Whenever they reached a point of interest they made it the center of operations, so that iu the three years they have visited nearly the whole of Europe. India, Japan and the more important islands on the Asiatic coast. A valuable valuable collection of snap shots have from time to time been sent to London. Tbe estimated distance covered by wheel is 10,000 miles. The gentlemen will publish an ac- eonnt of their journey, which will no "" doubt be one of the most interesting books of travel in existence. Dinner to Wist World Glrdlsre. The members of tbe Valley-Capitol clubs met at the parlor of Mr. Phillips at 7.30 yesterday evening. Then they called at the Commercial hotel and accompanied accompanied Messrs. Allen and Sachtleben on wheels to Mr. Gelpin's residence. Mrs. Galpin and Mies Galpin acted as hostesses. Among those present were: Mw.Alle3.Mm/Moeier, Mrs. 8.8eip, Mies McElwain, Miss W-lson (of St. Paul,) Messrs. WiekersbmnV Gnffin. Hanny, Birdsall, Mclntyre. Gregory, Barret, Pinner, Phillips. Ferral, H. Brown. Z. Brown. A. Galpin and Mr. Galpin. Selections on the piano by Mrs. Allen accompanied b? • Mr * * Wickerebam OB tbe violin and Z. Brown on the cornet. They rendered some excellent music. Both Messrs Allen and Sachtleben narrated some of their experiences on tbe trip and a continued cruse-fire ol questions was put to them. Sapper was served at 10 p. m., *»d this was quite an elaborate affair. The party broke up about 11:30. Birdsall and Galpin will accompany the riders as far as Tempe this morning. morning. They expect to leave Phoenix at 8 o'clock. _^ il more liase in his'code of morals, jnore hardened in his practice, practice, than t.l:c woman who constantly invites invites to her receptions those alone who briiif? her an equal social return, who shares her beautiful surroundings only trith those who minister to a liking she tas for successful social events. In doing this she is just as nnmindful of the common weal, as unscrupulous in fcer use of power as 13 any city "boss" who consults only the interests of the "ring." In politics "bossism" arouses a scandal. It goes on in society constantly and is on]y tesiuuins to be challenged. Our consciences are becoming tender in regard regard to the lack of democracy in social affairs. The social organism has broken down through large districts of our great cities. Many of the people living there are very poor, the majority of them without leisure or energy for anything but the gain of subsistence. They movs often from one wretched lodging to another. another. They live for the moment side by side, many of them without knowledge knowledge of each other, without fellowship, without local tradition or public spirit, without social organization of any kind. Practically nothing is done to remedy this. The people who might do it, who have the social .tact and training, the large houses and the traditions of custom custom anu hospitality, live in other parts of the city. The clubhouses, libraries, galleries and semipublic conveniences for social life are also blocks away. We find workingmen organised into armies of producers because men of executive executive ability and business sagacity have found it to their interests thus to organise them. But these workingmen are not organized socially; although living living in crowded tenement houses, they are living without a corresponding social social contact. The chaos is as great as it would be were they working in huge factories without foreman or superintendent. superintendent. Their ideas and resources are cramped. The desire for higher social pleasure is extinct They have no share in th» traditions and social energy which mak« forprogress. Too often their only place of meeting is a saloon, their only host a bartender; a local dsSBSgngne forms their public opinion. Men of ability and refinement, of social power'and university university cultivation, stay away from them. Personal!? I brtwve the men who lose most are those who thus stay away. But the paradox is here: When cultivated people do.stay away from a certain portion portion of the population, when all social advantages ire persistently withheld, it may be for years, the result itself is pointed at as a reason, is used as an argument, argument, for the continued withholding. .—Jane Addams in Forum. Am ExperteBce IB Parla. A young woman recounting some European experiences the other evening told, among other things, of an episode in the French capital. "While in Paris," she said, "I went into a shop one day to buy gloves. As I don't understand French I selected one that bore a sign in the window, 'English spoken here.' I found, however, that, as be usually is, the 'Inglese man ees out, but I managed with much interchange of dumb show to make iny purchase, I had about finished when a dapper Frenchman whom I took to be an official corresponding to our floor walker approached, approached, and with great suavity rattled off alqng speech in rapid French, of whose signification I could gather no hint. Not, however, to be outdone in courtesy, when he had finished I began, with much smiling intonation and gesture gesture and equal impressment of manner with him, the children's lingo, «Eeny meeny, mony mi, basalony bony si, etc., following it without an instant's intermission intermission with 'Intra, mintra, cntra, corn, and ending in a fluent and elegant delivery delivery of -Theophilns Thistle, the successful successful thistle sifter.' • 'As the last sibilant rolled from my tongue I turned with a sweep of conde- and walked out of the the clerks aod tt-offlciJ in open mouthed wondei • «t . To this day I believe they have not decided whether I was a Choo- aw, a Parsee or an escaped lunatic. — N«w York Times. Tfco CUsa gponcos Did yon ever carefully examine one «* the ^called "glass «P°»pf »• most delicate and beaudful of these is tbe Venus flower basket. found only in the deep -e. u-ear thePhiUipine islands. It looks for all into an one can tobnothing but to 1I cponge. ThisparticnUrspeciesofspongs ITcomposed ot bands of spicules .rnnnmg froinend to end. with cross-

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 04 Feb 1893, Sat,
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