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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 31, 1896
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JOURNAL. SUPPLEMENT. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, -SUNDAY 1896. PAGES 9 TO A CINDER TRACK Wheelmen Want to Build One to Spencer Park. WILL BE TALKED OVER Small Talk Among Wheelmen and Wheelwomen. THE SCORCHER'S VOW. Wheelmen are talking of a nu\v scheme iiu.l one whicli. 1C can-led oiu. Will be.a very good thing. H is pro- posL'tlto build a cycle path parallel with the street car tracUs to Spencer park. Tills path Is to bo similar in some respects to the track now building at Indianapolis along the tow puth of flu- old oanal, anil running from the oily up tap r.iver a distance c f a built thirty miles. Those interested say that the right-of- way can bo secured at a small cost and that -the building of the path will not require The expenditure of a great amo'mit of money. It would bo built •it the side of the street car tracks. outside the poles bearing the trolley wires and therefore ontii-ely outside the right- of-way of -the company. The grading •would lie light and the greatest cost would bo in betiding the track so as to make it (it for rid lug In all sorts of weather. Ten feet is the width talked of mid this is ample for all purposes. A track such as this, graded properly anil .with a eoait of dirulors or due gravel, would make the finest bind of a riding path ami it would Then lie a pleasure for wheelmen and women to rido to the park at any time. Of course' there would be n great temptation 'for "scorchers" to try their speed, but the law against racing could bo put in oper- • atlou aiul a line' or two would have the effect of sK>ppJ.ng'sueh a practice. There is no prettier spot anywhere than Spencer'park and -it is' just the proper distance from-the city to make it n. pleasant ride. Anyone who attends baseball gamnos or races-at the driving park knows how much the wheels arc'in evidence. • At the last game of ball there were half a hundred wheels stacked up around the ampltlicatre. The vide out is not unpleasant, -but when the wheel- inari starts homo his misery begins. •Dozens of busies have started town' ward before li-itn. and he is hemmed In behind some fellow's old "pelter" which kicks up all the dust there is on the • road. The road for n wile or more Is rough and stony, and the going must necessarily bo slow. Then there .is a certain (logrcc o£ danger in-rid ing with, buggies before ami behind, and a fractious horse Is liable to play havoc with a buggy OT wheel - Thc wlicelwaj ' would not burt the receipts of tlie street railway company, for those.who would use it 'do not use the street cars when - they go to the park if they cau possibly a void it. . Steps will bo taken the coming week to further tlio project and if it meets with any degree of encouragement, the promoters will push the patli to completion. Turn's council passed a law To keep the children In; Then they passed another oue Which added to the din. Xow each wheel must Lave n bell To give pedestrians warning. Curfew tolls the time for bed. Bicycle bell the morning. ••Every wheel must have a bell," Thus spake the council grim. Then wi'th apprehensive grief The scorcher's eyes gi^y dim. -Curfew slm 11 not ring tonight!" Thoughtfully he said, AS he ga/cd upon the tall church lowi. 1 :Wising overhead. One dark night the tower high lie entered out of sight. "Curfew," then once anore he cried, . -Shall, not ring tonight." .At nine o'clock the sexton old, The bell rope pulled with might: \VhPii on the street, a lantern Hash Hcvealod the'scorcher's night. the bell rang our, but not on high, And clM-klren scurrying home. Stopped to laugh as the wheel swept past 'Twas curfew's well known tone. put curfew tied to a .wheel. And fUus the scorcher's threat To stop the curfew's clang, "Was woli and truly inet. FROWNING SKIES And Treacherous Mud Almost Spoil the Races. NOW AND THEN. SLOW TIME WAS MADE Story of the Bicycle Races Run in the Mud. There were some of -die conditions' that made'the going-in the r-oad race yesterday, morning very heavy. In rhe ; first place, the ra'iu thai' 'fell for tvfo hours during the'early morning made, tlio streets muddy. The dowupom- served one good pnrpase; it laid thy dust on the 'turnpike and the -riders I'onml the graveled surface smooth and j hard, in ,:ih.e best possible shape for fast] .work. There was a si-ill breeze from | fhe southwest whicli-made the run into -j tho city heavy, and when the riders ; .struck tlie downtown'streets, they had • 'to slacken the pace ;t',:l at ihe finish nouj j of them were going a-t n:ore than a ten r,r twelve mile an hour'gaJi. The liu | nsh was therefore not exciting and the time-was slow, compared^ with what sonic of tlie riders thought it would be. There were thirteen riders In the race, and.-;who ever hoard of. that unlucky iiumuor starling but that some one was hurt..- Those whose ' names were 'scnitchod were W. C. Ennyan and C, E. Coleman, of Marion'; Fred -Levy, of Hart-ford-City; W, T. Bo-nileld of Indianapolis; diaries Grant, Transport, Of. the thin-teen startoi-s but eleven flu- the last prize, the-$3. shoes offered by E. H. Warden. ' The others' 1 -in .'Olio race, with their handicaps and .the time they finished In, are as follows: '••,••; • ' .1. MeDanlel, city; handicap 4 minutes, 30 seconds, time 1-hour, 82 minutes, 43 seconds. his wheel. Sara-Lispenard, who was I rilling hard behind Schaff, fell over the hitter and was picked up unconscious. ' Schaff escaped unhurt. The same rider j who fouled Schaff also fouled Ed Peon ' at almost tlie same spot, ou -the first ' halt mile of the race. Penn's wheel was "Reese" Deal Wabash;- liandi- j wrecked and ho was put out of tbe cap S mlnutea-ttac. 1 hour, 35 minute* race. 'Ulio time made In this race was Dan.Cilosso.vci.tv; handicap G minute,?-, i ft guarantee that there would be some time, 1 hour,, si-mlnutcs, 15- seconds, fr.st riding In the open events but j,,*l William Ed'Sell, Hartford City; handi-'j as the first race was (hushed the ram 'began to fall and within live minutes the track was a sea of mud. 'Xotwith- srnjiditiK this. It was agreed among the riders that they should go on and finish the program, and this was done, with the exception of the one mile handicap, for the championship of the Riverside Cycle Club. In the quarter-mile open there were four starters, J. C. M : n.«u, Frankfort; J. e<ip 0 minutes'; time 1 hour, 34 minutes, &"> seconds. C..Enyart. city; handicap, 10 niiiuuitos; time.1-hour. 43 minutes, 24. seconds. There was a gootl crowd in Broadway lo see tlie finish. The tape was stretched JURE-at 'the'alley at the establishment of Krocger-& -Strain, ami the police and race mauagors'had a hard time to-keep the cm-tons back so that Hie riders could have an open ' .stretch for the finish. There were no, very 'oxck-iug finishes, though Charles' Schaff and Samuel Lispenard were close together at the tape. There -wore some small bets up that were declared off and so far as can be learned there was no be: ting en Hie race at all. If the streets in 'the city had been in good coiidiitidui. and the breeze just a little less stiff,in the faces of the riders on the rctum'trip, the time would have been several minutes faster. There were-no accidents on the road ,'to speak of!'though one of the riders fl'ld break down land another gave out. The way. they came down College hill was enough to,take one's breath, and uftor they struck tlie level they vent a good gait, for'a short distance, but all of them were too tired to spurt at the finish. Some .-of them wore delayed fully a minute at the-TandalJa crossing by a. switch engine"with' a number of First Road Race Run Over the Royal Center Course. THE SHALUEST BIKE. New Castle Claims to Have It, Together with'the Rider. Now Castle Courier: There, is being constructed in this city one of tl.n * m allc»t, II not; Perhaps, the small st, t.lcycle' in the Suite and possibly iu t,u -world T.Ms wheel Is not to be used as •a <ign, nor was it designed'for n cliwio or pin. but is being built for a rider and •Is to be .pressed Into service. A\. A. Shopp & Co. manufacture wheels n their novelty shop, and each member, of Mr. Shlopp's-family,'save-one, Is the owner of a "Henry" the name of their make of. wheels. Mr. Shopp has a son aged three years who Is a thorough boj, and who has been experiencing bitter disappointment because he was not fur- niahecl a wheelas were his brothers and sisters. Flnr.;:y the father and grandfather were persuaded, to. make the boy a wheel, -nnil the size of both .boy and bike causes a smile to flit across a por- . son's face, .not because of the ridiculousness of the project but on account of the ctiteness of flic two. The frame of the bicycle Is twelve Inches, the wheels being fourteen inches with pneumatic • tires The machine Is a ball-bearing throughout, and will have a gear of twenty-eight Inches. FR OM MARION TO LAKE GENEVA ••• WIS. "• Marlon Leader: The Y. M. C. A wheelmen's dub is contemplating a long run to be given Jn July. .The run Is to be from Marion to Lake Geneva, Wls wlileh is a distance of about 250 mile, Lake Geneva is a beautiful summering place and during the month of July will be the Mecca for all the Y. M. C.. A .in the central part of the State. There'is a va-st improvement-iu the riding quality of tlie safety as compared to the old "ordinary".of five years: or more ago. Then-it was thought wou- • derfml that n man could ride oue of the ueck-bi-eukers a"mile in loss than three, minutes. Now, a rider is no rider at all if lie can't go out and do a mile In less than tlu-ce minutes, and tlio fastest mile ou a modern bicycle is a little faster than the time of tlie running horse. The road racers yesterday wore lit- some disadvantage, but they did not make the time that It wns'reasonably expected they would. Tlie roads outside the city were in Cue condition and the short run on the muddy streets should not have cut down thu time to such 'an extent. ' This .was the second twenty-five-mile race run over this course. The first was run on July 4, 1S01, and was won by C. TV. Burgman, the bicycle dealer, in 1 hour, 2S minutes, asalnst a heavy wind. Tin's is but 2 'minutes, ." seconds slower than the f-istesl time made yesterday and it was clone on an ordinary," a fifty-fonr-iucb high wheel of tlie old pattern. .Those were the old days when the safety was not considcre"d a fast wheel. Mr. Burg- mnn has quit racing, but might still go out and show the boys over the-course. OWEN MILTON. CAl'TAIN ALFREDO LABORDE. TWO OF THE COMPETITOR'S CREW. - - Milton, sentenced to Iw-ahot Tjy.a ' protest o£ tho United States, we- citizen of Klde With the Head Cp. A good moral is' given by the following ntal ncclflout caused by the .bad habit of onio rklors who insist on hanging their oads down over, their handle bHB: A OULIK mnn wns riding up Plymouth av- o in Rochester ouo evening totoly, ond Blthongh not riding fast, ho was bont over its handle bars M If ho Woro racing, in t ho 'nshlon so generally nffocted by bicyclists. fflg oyos w«e turned toward the ground, fnd ho could not soo whoro ho.wos golna. Tho oncal bridge was up, nnd the whool- mnn rodo straight to the brink, over It and Into tho water. .Ho wns . drowned. . H s death scorns to uoJJfio diroot result of his =itting/on his wheel. If you oop over, keep your, hoad up ao you may soo whore you are going,Exchange, _ _ ___ _ •_ Aildinc Iu«ult to Iijury. An Oregon ncwipftpw 1ms d^"™ 4 *• crowning net In-, tho dognulatlon of the. tho Moyoto.. A ™«> at The Dnllos horso nud also a bioyolo ana nn8 d tho horso until tho Inttor has grown Af and l«y. His stnhloman Bald ?ho horso really nmsthnvo esoroUio, so the ownor trundloB .il«mg thwo or our miles a liny loading tho horso ignominiously be- lilnd him.— Troy Tlmos. . _ Voloclp«ilo» and Trlcycle». Thoro aro produced in this country, an- nun ly about 300,000 hoys' metal volool- pcdo and about 100,000 motel telcycIoB to - -There is'ono osta'ollshinont. In this and turns .out 1,000 »BOtrloyoleB^weok.~Now-York . \vhy Uiiop«:Oo put. Lshed. Frank Skinner broke down aftei making Hie turn at Roy*] Center, ' aiuV H. Emsley, the lad' 'from Marion be ' came ex.Uausted when about three mHes- from the finish' mid was' 'compelled to^ give iip. He w'as carried' to^iieighboring-;. farm house and. was' given every attention, finally coming around all right.;. The other starters'-'finlshed in the. foK lowj-ng order, the 'handicap being- added to RlvV the actual: riding- .time:. . ':• Charles Solialf, handicap 10 minutes.;' first place prtee.. Time 1 liour, 20 rain-' utes, 30 seconds. .',,., ~~ • . .--.-. ' Samuel Lispenard,"' -handicap -i nun-' lifes 30 seconds; 'secoud'pi'lxO: Time 1. jour, 28 minutes. '-••• • .'•'•' W. L- Stover, haudica.p 2 - -minutes, ,3t) seconds; .third. Time 'i^ hour, 2G minutes, 15 seconds. ..... • AHon'Sneyer, Huutington/haiidlcap; 1 mrtoutc; fourth. Time I hour; 20 minutes,. 3 seconds. i; ' ••'"..' •.-..' J C. Muse, -FraQifort; handicap ; ..'V minute- flfth.. Time 1 hour, 21 mlnutoa li : seconds. •• . .:••••>•.•. .-; : . Cairist. Byler, Huntlngtpu;.. scratch;-; isth. Time I ' hour; .27 minutes, -Sp. seconds.'. '. '•.',.,- ' • . • •• • -Allen Siieyer,,. who 7flnfehed fourtii ,wi'us the Mime prize, 'tho Logan blcycfe .offered UyjKreis- Bros,,,, Charles Schaff ^6n the first place prJzc, the cook-sto-fe offeiwl by aine Bros':" Sa.muel 'lilspenf-' ' wear tli'e' ; .'.U8:SiUt .put .up,, by W. L.';S'tover,,:"of. ;S6ntli 'Taken all around,' it was a good race .though the time was slo-w.' Mar To Ascertain..».\ni«eVi! Gear. To nnd tho -earn of ii, .'Woyjuo" multiply -U,;Tslzoof thc bW hccls by tho »J»»^ tooth on tho front,.-sprockot,, and divide thlsrasult by tho mynbor.of, tooth.on the .rear sprocket.—Whonl. ,-'.__',-' __._ -AFTE-RNOOX Kain Spoils the -Sport After the First as Run. . .,. Ben'tj-;-',will;li!unt..wlt.h the.- $15 rifle- ^ forediby I. N. Crawtol.. Aillen Sneyer 'l^nilWltfon .to. winning the time prize, i-wJ^eaVry oft tiie $10 'w atch'ohain pie 'sentpd-by Ben Maidn T C Muse of ••Franfcfort, will smoke the cigars offered 'ty 1 John BHisjahn &. Co Christ Bylfc the : only vl scrotoh man in tile race -non What 'might, -.have been!'' Bicyclists ntrd those' who like to watch thoui race •made some s'u'chj'exchvuwtioh 'when the ra'iiV, wliicU h'a(l"'beeu threiitening\iH at- ternoon, 'began to patter .down In big ^U-ops shortly after i-ho bicycle races at .-the park' 'w.er'e called yesterday after.'noon. The track was .in prime condition lor fast'wor); and there. was every reason to expect. that there would be some pretty contests, as there- were plenty oC entries 1* all of the events 'and the greater part.of the rklors were fast, -But one real race 'was run, and. that the one .mile novice, which of itself was bound to be niiythlng-but. exciting, as none. of "the riders- were considered .fast. and it '•was- not. expected 'that the race would create much'- excitement. ..There were fourteen entries "and twelve -starters, and when/.thc bunch. was sent away, it looked -as though it would be A, race fronr -start 'to .finish. Sam- , Lispenard was ifoiUed at. the. start, but pmckUy mounted -again and went after, the rW- ers, 'He-'c;rugbt"the leaders before, the three-quarter. pole \yas turned, 'hud'.froni there '.on; until they entered' the stretch •there were ten of them' coming all-. In; a bunch. A"s they- -turned into the/.-hend 'of 'tl:e-stret% ; '.th.ey we're alh so "close together. that^gpod big .horsc-blanko nakl h^e coiered than nil Whe about half way do^n tie stretch some one of the Uder; committed a palpable foul which threw Chniles Schaff fi-om Tr,33 nicvci.i; MKET: B. 'Campbell. South Bend: F. W. Skin ier aaii Dave Weaver, cily. .The racer a \veiif-.to the quarter-mile post in the raiii :iud when they started it was pelt ing do-wn- iu drops as big as a dollar Skiiuier had no starter and was givei a slight handicap, but the condition o the track was such Hint he conld not get started and he was nowhere in the race. The going was slow and the riders almost stuck 111 the mud.at-the ball park •rand stand. Caira>bett finished first, Muse second, Skinner third and Weaver fourth. Tlie half-mile event was won by Skinner in hollow style. Muse au<l Campbell, the other starters, taking th'a outside of the track ami striking a small lake on tlie far turn'which almost.stopped them. From the handy way iu which Skinner won the half-mile event it looked liUe a good ttiing for htm in the mile opeu, but appearances were deceiving. There were four starters; MJJSC, Campbell, Skiimer and.'Weaver. Skinner chose the center of the tract and Muse and Campbell'took the extreme outside, while. Weaver.had middle ground. The ground was tod''heavy for Skinner and ho lost control of ills ..wheel at the five- eighths pole and was out of tlie race. Muse .stuck to the outside and won in a walk, while Campbell, who was also OB the-outside and several-lengths back of Muse on turning into the stretch, had eased up when! lie found that Skiimer was out of it. He. had not counted on -Weaver being in the race, but tho latter ad crawled up on the South Bend lad nd was within a wheel-length of him vhen he found -he -would have to ride f he took secondviiioney. This was the iily exciting -finish..!!! the open events, Teaver spurting to within a half-wheel eugth of Campbell at the tape. The Vin spoiled what would otherwise have iccti some pretty racing. Following are he summaries: FHIST RACE, MILE NOTICE. .William Kdsell, Hartford City; first; Will-Dunn, city, second; Harry Os- wrn, "city-'third. Time. 2:53. ONE-FOURTH "MILE OPEN. T B Campbell;-South Bend: first; J. ;' Jtuse, Frankfort second: F. W. Skinner, city,'third. Time, 1:01. HALF-MILE OPEN. F w Skhmer,-clty, first; J, C. Muse, Frankfort, second; . .T. P.' Campbell, South" Bend,- third. • Time, 1:50%. MILE OPEN. • ,T C Muse, Frankfort, fiwt; J. P. Campbell, South.Bcnd, second; Dan WILL NOT BUY A House and Lot But it Will Purchase Something Just as Valuable The v^tun'L"-' 1 ---? .. ,.-•,, Weaver, city,. thlrdV Time, 4:14. ,„. WHEELMEN'S RASH .VOW Two wheelmeiijrode out from Marlon' Monday evening, to find .a place to sleep in the woods," says a-Marion pap er. -They were Clayton S. Sells and \V W Bradbury, of Anderson. . The'riders are on a trip to last tor.twc. week*. Before starting they made a solemn- vow not to sleep In a bed or ea in a house. They, carried along som cdoking utensils and get up some pretty good meals. Their bedrooms, are th .woods, their coverlets the boughs o tl •> t %f> and they Inve no trouble keeping the bed clothe-, over them From here the cyclists wiU po to bash and thence to Warsaw Will Be Delivered .at YOUP House for $1 Per fa IN ADYANCE, DROP a POSTAL CARD Giving;Name and Street Number, .,/ „,

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