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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 15

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Remington and Syracuse HIGH AND MEDIUM GRADE WHEELS PROM $50 TO $100. A Full Line ol Bicycle Supplies. ALL MAKES OF TIRES. • REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. WHEELS FOR RENT. WALTER B. LEWIS, 523 BROADWAY. KATE GAJJDNEfi'S CHAT. Dainty Fabrics Only Aro Used for, Up-to-Dats Lingerie, Weak Eyes or Poor Sight. We fit glasses to relieve headache. Do your eyes water ? Do letters blur while reading ? If you have any trouble withjyour eyes consult us. J. D TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, • ^ < Dr. King's School oi GRADUATE : < Tno Chicago Opthalmic College. Cockburn Brothers' Office. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Building, Write Fire Insurance In companies that pay losses promptly. Sell yon a Llfo Insurance Policy contract In a flrst-class company ttait cannot be Improved. We can dispose of j-our property If listed with us at a lair valuo.In a short tlm'e. .•'•''. We haTC all kinds of property to sell or trade. . Money to loan on farm or city property Jn any amount from ?200 up. ; Make your-wants known by consulting \ . • . Cockburn Brothers, Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Bulldlno, LOGANSP0RT, IND, v Bicyclists Attention! After taking a long ride remember PORTER has the coolest and BEST SODA IN THE CITY. ^ ' THE VACUUM PEDAL. A Dovli-o Which ts Intomled to Supersede I thn Too i'UpR. A new idea in pxxlals, which is de- sisned to rejj.ia.CM toe clips or bands, is shewn herewith, and combines great simplicity \vitl: apparently much merit. It consists esscmtisijly of a vacuum cup of rubber, upon tUe open face of which the foot is pressed, forcing out the air, and holding- the foot by what is coru- rnouly willed' "suction;" To provide a perfectly smooth surface, free from al) air vents at thci edges of the cu p. a metal plate is attached to t.he shoe, on the •smooth face ot which tlie cnp is placed. Although tlus vacuum cup will hold the fwt with a' strength'equal to 30 pounds direct prossuro. tie shoe is •vead.ily romovod from the piHl;J l by'ii quick shifting movement, which"permits a.n inflow of air.—St. Louis Tie- public. ' VALVE CAP V/ANTED. The Mun Wlio Invent* a Good One Can Make a Fortune. • \Ve are ashed how to ina.ke a vaJve cap. so that it will keep the air in the t.ire wihen the valve leaks. , H would pej-lui.ps not be an exag-ger.v tiion to-sii-y that ivll valves do knk and that air is kept' iu tte average pneumatic tire by the cap entirely, These, caps are usually provided wiUi a disk or washer of some flexible mate-rial' which, being screwed down cu to the e.nd of the valve, makes an air-tight joint- It is -.very important that this d_isk' be o-f the proper material. fiawhide lacing is the only material which the writer has ever found to be both airtight and durable. As we have previously suggested, a very useful little sundry would be-n rubber .cap which would fit over any valve 'and wnJc-Ji could be bour.d or.tti thi; i-ulve. stem with a bit of'.flrVe cord.. This would always make n tight joint, in t-h<; CJi.se of'loss of'sap or packing, and would osc-upy practically no-space in the tool bags.--L. A. VV. Bulletin. How to Itopatr » I'nrieture. . 1 It ii- not in flu' least necessary fora piinct.ure to drive the nvernge ndfir into n state of panic, and if he will but, take a moment'or two to do-the job propc.rly he wili b(;.4iMply repaid, provided, of course, that.'be has sing-lt-'-tiibt- tir'je. In the' first place, .make;sura (hut the. plug .'has a blunt edge patch of ample surface•• 1.1m more innple tlu> stronger the. m^iuHng will-be. -It is nor Deces- sijivy. t-o attempt to ipnt a 'very'' large paU-h -into a very siu.il) hole., T.o com. pleve 1:be operation see Ui.it' (he puni;- itiVe hb'lc u-nd the plug- penknife M ; ill. rewe-ilic purpose—aud then withu,ee-- ment' of good eo-nsisteiiey insert' th« plug, inflate the'tire. • 1 ullow.ing ; the for aicr a moment or'two -to'propcirly'se-t tie. cutvOft the projecting stem-and ridi" Evil Bosultii of Ullfh Hecl«. 'inflammation 'of the kne<?.s is a disa-.; yreeable 'form of retribution for wearing. 'high- heels. • Life-long • lameness -some:'- ; imes-, results from overindulgence in ' Chnrinlnjr Creations 111 Slllt and Cnmbrlc— Pcttlconts of R«ro Itoiiuty - Xlifht IJrcuHCH Trim mud with Kutil Lace —Llugitut Ten Co:its. [Special Clilcaso Letter.] Lingerie is always an interesting and absorbing 'subject to write and talk, nbout. Dainty women fairly revel in its joys, and even the strong-minded women, whom we all know, find its eharm almost irresistible, • Never was so much time and attention lavished OH this particular branch of feminine wardrobe as now, and never •D.VISTY SILK PETTICOAT. we're such lovely materials used In its. construction. Nothing but the softest silks, the finest eainbri-: r.r.cl the richest lace meet the approvnl of Dame Fashion, nnd the heavy flannel and coarse muslin fi-tir- nieTits which our grandmothers considered quite ffoyd' cnoufrh \vould give her n. nervous shook should her critical eye happen to lig-ht upon thc-m. Some authorities claim that by midsummer we will all bev;earingthetight- fittitiff coat sleeve which admits of no furbelows beneath". and if sueh should- prove the case we may look for a speedy revival of the closely-woven, perfect- fitting lisle thread undergarment so familiar a few years ago. For genera] utility and comfort of wear it must he piven the palm, I admit, but its ugliness is really irredeemable and there is no comparison between it and the beautiful lingerie of the present moment. A silken petticoat is among the most desirable possessions, nnd the woman is fortunate who can count one or more as her own. There is something about the soft rustle, the gentle swish-swish of the silk petticoat which fevy women can resist; and those of to-day are so beautiful and altogether fetching that unless she keeps her wits about her she is liable to be led into all manner of extravagance in this direction. Between the rival merits of the silk or cambric petticoat it is indeed hard to decide. The delightful luxury of the first has an^undeniable charm, but al-' most equally as attractive is the dainty crispness and freshness of the other, and, of course, ior summer wear, the cambric skirt is oltogethe-r charming. I have seen some most exquisite designs lately both in silk and cambric. What may be called a dream of a petticoat was' in pale blue silk with its rich surface thickly powdered with blurred pink roses. Around the lower edge of the hem", which was wired by the way, was a full ruche of-pnle P™k silk above which fell n wide flounce o'f snow- white lace headed by tiny frills of pink silk, ' . Equally pretty was another in dnrl; green -silk showing narrow yellow stripes and trimmed to the knee with three full flounces of handsome blnclc lace. But the one I liked best of all was a dainty little affair made of white taftetn I'or instance, n'pnle blue h.nnsook skirt r.-inde very wide has two .narrow fril!3 of vaJcncieuncs luce round the bottom of the hem, while placed above these was a full'flouncn 14 inches deep, composed entirely ol row upon row of val- iMieionnes insertion. ! You 'will see by these few descriptions that the glory of the petticoat is not on the wane, despite the efforts of_ Foinc strong-minded women to abolish it and adopt the unsightly knickers bockor in its stead. 1 might mention in passing 1hat the. fad of the moment'is to have the corset nnd petticoat correspond in color. •\Yhcri thi-s is not possible, n round waist is made of the skirt material, either separate or else sewn to the belt of the petticoat, just us t.he fancy of the fair wearer inay'diciatc. In other items of lingerie I notice a decided tendency toward artistic simplicity. Materials are perhaps more costly, but designs are much less elaborate. Silk is not so much songhtallor. as in former seasons, although it is an ideal material for this -purpose.' Its place In popular favor has been usurped by French lawn of ii:u-st, sheerest cj'.inl- ity, beautifully soft, yet firm enough to resist any amount of hard wear. Some nightgowns w.hich I saw yesterday, made of thiu material, were quite pretty enough for morning wrappers. They were ir:.(]e very wide at the fool, with broad lace-trimmed collars and full bishop sleeves. Another made of line linen lawn had'the fronts tucked in the-, tiniest of tucks clear flown to the waist, t.he tops of tie sleeves bc.'ngr finished in the same way. The i:eck was completed by a wide, many-pointed tucked collar edged wit ha triple frill of valcncicnncs lace, the sleeve having a cult to match. More elaborate than'any I have described yet, and bea.utiful in the extreme, is the one shown in the illustration, made of rose-pink sill; with trimmings of fine lace. The back is made wtih n Watteau plait, while the fronts,' fall in straight folds from a square yoke of puffed lace. The sleeves correspond with the yoke and are finished with a full frill of lace. . „ As I think of these nightgowns the fact forces itself on my mind that the prominent features in aJl the prettiest models were the broad collars, immense sleeves nnd dainty adjustmcntof ribbon bows. A great deal of taste, by the way, can be shown in the selection of ribbon and the making of bows for ornamenting underclothing, and only the French women seem to have mastered the art. An interesting.lingerie item is that the combination is going out nnd that- , gli heels. . A PEHFECT SIGHT UKESS. ' Eilk with a hair-line of black runnin;: through-it,' The five full ruffles of the bilk were each edged with filmy; black lace set»on in shell effect. I quite lost my heart on some loveiy models in cambric. 'One that .would" •lelight the eye of the connoisseur in such matters was made..of thc»fincst vyhitc .cambric with .a flounce-12.inches in depth made'in a series of tucks and stripes of -lace insertion, and with a double edging of lace all round, this 'flounce fal'ling again ov:r a full frill'of lace' which would show .with'any movement of the wearer, in a truly fascinating manner.- . • . "..-•••,. The most striking/novelty- in petticoats is lhe':one of colored nansook; J either in' light blue,.pale green or.ross- , pink/ Only the finest-material is'used , nnd the, popular .mode of making en-j 'Lances its' bcnSt;? in, no small-degree.: TITO LATEST IN TEA COATS. the dainty chemise will soon be restored to its old-time popularity.. There is no belonging so dear to the heart of the majority of women as her dressing-gown or, as I love to hear it called, the peignoir. It is altogether a delightful garment, and' within th* week I - have seen some models well calculated to arouse-the spirit of envy in the breast of the most saintly'wora- en. Ono in particular has been in my mind ever su:ce, and is well worthy a description. It. was of printed cashmere and made in the simplest manner imaginable, wich a wide cascade of lace falling from the neck to the feet, a pointed collar of the cashmere edged with luce finishing the neck. The loose, comfortable s'.ecvcs were turned back with cuff to match the collar, whila around the waist was knotted a girdle of. pale-tinted silken cords. Another one 1 remember was oi French flannel in » pearl-gray tone,and: lined throughout with crimson silk. A wide collar of lovely yellow lace fell over the shoulders, the snine flouncing. the full sleeve at, the waist. A soft sash of the crimson si!!;, with hcnvily- fringed ends, wns loosely tied around, the waists giving-, a finish to the gown that nothing else could hnve done. With tbe coming of wanner weather charming little pea-jackets begin to put in appearance Those most recently brought out- show the cunning hand of the French modiste and are, of course, perfect in. stvlc nnd finish. They fit somewhat loosely, nnd yet present rather a snug appearance, "a result thrit only thtt French dressmaker has the Imnck ot bringing about. All I have seen thus far hnve been simply beautiful, the material used in their construction being mostly c-iishmere or fine flannel stuf that Is soft and swinging, nnd well adapted to the purpose. Later on they will be made of wash silks and cotton goods, nnd will prove delightful garments for sunjmer wear at home. Much ribbon and lace nve used in their trimming, and velvet is also liked, but the hitter should be put on with an exceedingly sparing hand if the -jacket is to be worn on warm days. Xo particular color seems to be favored for t!)is garment unless perhaps I except tight blue and pale green. The former is nn ideal shade, and will prove universally becoming, but the latter, while love.lv in itself, can only be successfully worn by the woman, with an irreproachable complexions and where is she to be found? KATE GARDNEH. * - CORRECT POSITION. It Aildn Much to the [lenltlifuincss am). Safety of Cycling- In wheeling, r.s ]n horseback riding, driving, etc. ,tho:-e is n correct and an incorrect position, often the rcsr.lt, to e greater or less extent, of the position of tbe handle bars. Ac awkward carriage or position is evidently the rule witih the majority of wheelmen. A prevalent idea is that, the nearer the jiosilion as- SUHKX! resembles that of the racing cyclist the nearer perfection it becomes. This assumption is- decidedly wrong-. The two positions, that of the racing tuan and that of tue road or pleasure rider, arv- not related suid should not be confused.. The racing man in tbe correct, position of the road rider could, not obtain anywhers r.<»r',Uie speed . necessary W win a- race, while tlic road or pleasure rider only-acids more weight nnJ fatigue to himself by riding after the style of a. racing cycli-st. The po- Bition for good road'riding is with the- body straight, with a slight bend from, the'waists and not from the back, and the beo.d up. The racing position i* just thr. opposite. According to the opinions of numerous wheelmen an easy riding carringe cannot b? obtained. by having the handle br.rs on ulmost a level with the upper br.i«c or top tube. The handle grips should be so elevated as to be parallel --vi-i,h the sent, and the seat so adjusted as to permit the heel of t.he shoe worn by tbe rider to rest lightly upon, tie pedal when the leg is fully extended. In the ton-cut posit.icn the cyclist should at anv jEom^.nt^lx' "kle to take, his hands off the ha-ndle grips and not alter -his position in the slightest. li gives hi.T. pei-fec* mastery over hi* wheel in case of danger. In the racing-, j style there is hardly a muscle above 1 I the waist rJiat is not thrown out of ita prc-por plr.ce. The shoulders'are forced baok until they almost meet, while the- neck nnd.lungs arc misplaced, tiiuspre- ventirig propel- breaching and action.- lt also"s!c-wlybuUui-clywoH-:saphysic- nl deformity in (lie carriage of the rider when off a wood. ' It ;•= a mistaken idea that the tighter one grips the handle bars of the bicycle thcbett-ii-ouaca-nrido.* Th-e bal- nncing is not done by the ha.nds after once knowing 'how to rid«. -but by the . feet upon the pedals anrt the legs n'Tiinstti^c frame. Tbe "inndle bavsai-e . only tiecc.ssr.ry for the purpose of sieer- in"', n-,ou;-,tii;';r- di^niouctiEg- nnd for leverage. In the correct, position the nrms "of t.!:e rider >^:m be. perfectly, slra.ight, with the elbows set if desired, or £iir-'i>'.!y bent ot :lie elbows, so Uiatin "•oin""'.'vrr ro»i,?'i ronUshc is able to pre- ^5 3 , . < - .1 _i .. .. <....«ll*p< vcMt jiir.cb of ui<? jolting' occ,irs.-,-N. Y. Post. THE BOiY KING. OF SPAIN. , _ .-Alfonso Xni,tho boy king of Spain, recently celebrated hiii tenth birthday-. We •spooks several Inngunfeca fluontly and is said, to bo a vpry bnght boy. Uwing ™^™ yontli he-ha« httlo to do with the ROTcrnnicnt and is not responsible lot Spain* course toward Cuba.