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May 31, 1896

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 16

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WEEKLY OF THE BURGMAN CYCLE CO. on Wheels used to cause ns:n(!Dt a,nd commeut. But the is progressive. Now she is a jnlgVot of admiration. Better health .OB\[ hcr.ter dispositions result, Tho best ••jrte-r Cor tlie hidies is tho Fleetwing. Tlioro are more Fleetwing wheels In :3w«ty than all other makes of ladies' Pocket Kodaks. jJTrraufactured by the Eastman Ko- dfat Co. Best Kodak made. Sold only si Burgman Cycle Co. Girls' Tricycles. ,-Ul sixes- in 1 -stock. TVe sell them We have a complete line of Fishing Tackle. Bicycle Messenger Service. We ninko all calls Cor Central Union Telephone Co. Also private c;ills for Hie hotels and private individuals. Messengers answer all calls promptly. We have both old and now telephones. The Bull's-Eye Camera * The Latest Out. SICE OF PICTURE 3Jx3i. PRICE $8.00. See It at our Store- "~"We represent the . • • Columbus Bicycle Protective Association in which all wheelmen can have their bicycles Insured and if stolen, new wheels will be furnishod^tuem on tho cash value'of wheel. It''costs only a trtle, so have your wheel registered with us iiud run no chance. Base Balls, / * , Gloves and^Masks Everything in that line in our store. It's Up Hill Work. llUUn-:,' ebisip and inferior mate of I wheels Is like riding up hill. It's hard i work. No pleasure. No profit In it. j Why ride such wheels whea.it is cheaper to liny a good one at the Burgman ^Cycle Co. Also at hill climbing. Others suy i hey. have just ns good. None say they live better, ' • Its mime Is its guarantee ' • ' Spalding. Sold 'only by -the Burgman Cycle Co., Every wheel sold by .us Uninsured a gainst theft. OOR REPAIR SHOP. i While we have but very little repair- i i ing to do on the m.tny hundred bicycles that we sell, still wo have the most complete repair shop iu the city, aud it is always full oC work. We nre so eqniped that we can do all class of work. Brazing, forgoing, tempering ;ind vulcanizing or everything that comes in the line of bicycle work. Tt is a positive fact that we are the oldest dealers njid bicycle repairers in the city and all that know Will Uerr, head man in our repair shop and C. W. Burgman as Superintendent know that any repairs left to them will be done in tho bevst mechanical way possible and on account of our complete equipments cheaper than anywhere- else. Renting Bicycles, • We make it one of our greatest efforts in. business to rent bicycles an*arc well, prepared at all times with our many wheels to give our patrons good bicycles. We rent bicycles by the hour, day, week, mouth or season as parties renting desire. We rent nothing but good wheels. It pays us better in the long run. r .^g^=?T *^y~V);v" . Xo. 3. Accidents will happen :ind an inferior wheel always comes out the worst of it as well as the rider. Boys" velocipedes. Six sizes. $1.25 and upwards. THE GOOD ROADS QUESTION. A Sensible Article from the Chicago, Cronicle, lTh« good roads Question lias come to occupy a prominent place In Uic-estima- ••'Xan.oC others tlniii the wheelmen am women; Of course the wheel riders Tinere.aot.tlie first to agitate the matter but tUey have added an impetus to i vltioh:is. bringing good results in :TIUD.\ locjitil.ie*,. to the benefit of everyone concerned'. The Chicago Chronicle 01 •recent date lias the t'olknviiig very stii- sihlo editppial on the question: . , 'The average fawner makes no end ot •complaint iiliout railroad robbery. Hi* tiud. which wuuld not sell for a dolhu UT; flcre, but for- -railroads, is in fact •worth llftj- or a hundred dollars an acre, •nr even more, yet he complains bitterly ixf cull way extortion. ••abructiir.es no doubt, he has reason to winplain, but. lie 11ns far more reason to complain of himself and his f firmer aeitfhbors, 'who, by their short-sighted and narrow-minded rufusfil to make jjood roads rob him of more than the e"ii- drc cost of currying his produce 'to market by ra.ll from, the nearest, station. '• Tin's IN no mere random or guesswork *tatement. It is biised'-upon careful investigation and a coiu'cvvatlvo estimate. '•The. department .of floriculture at VT;isliingrr>n has an office of ruud "ln- firrfry which lias been giving attention to tli'ls subject'and obtained snlliclwit • ttiforni.'itlon to justify smiic general conclusion.'?.. About 31X000. letters of inquiry 1 were Sent to Intelligent ami.trust.' worthy farmers in all parts of the country and answers were received' from .some 1.200 counties, giving the average length of haul from farms to mnrkcts and shipping points, the average weight of load and 1 tho average cost of carriage •psr Km: 'ft was found that the average JcngtTi of haul was twelve miles ,the. average weight of 1 load for two .horses' almost exactly one short ton and the .•rvcrngc cost of hauling per ton per mile 25 cents, or $3 for the average distance. "Without going into details it is suflic- Jent to say that upon a conservative ca. iJrrui'te It was found teat the 1 aggregate cost of hauling over public roads Is *i)4ivllVJOO. per annum.- Also upon a conservative estimate two-r-liirds "f this cost, or nearly i-;(;.'il,000,000, is unnecessary and would be saved If the roads were in fairly good condition. • "A good road can be made at an average cost of $4,000 per mile. 'It follows that the saving which would result in a single year from the snbstitnrlou' o£ good roads for bad would suffice- to put l.'T.OOO miles of road in good condition. It would pay for the construction of no less than fifty-two roads at intwvaU of twenty-live miles all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Tltc savings of throe years -would pay for the construction of no less than 150 such roads at intervals of a. little' more than eight miles. Since there arc extensive areas of desert-and mountain where but few roads are needed the savings of three years would'supply the country fairly •\U'll with good roads, where they nre needed. "Go into almost any farming community and prove all this to a mathematical dwmonstrnition ami the people will v.ote down n-proposition' to improve their roads, just as they always have done when they have entertained such a proposition at all. They will go right on wearing out horses; and wagous aud wa-st-iug time and money in making slow hauls of-small loads' and' berating the railroads for not carry-ink produce for nothing or loss. ^ "If fanners were.sagacious enough to pay their share of the cost of making good roads they would find the cost oC maintenance comparatively small. They would also be surprised at the savings In the cost of transportation and at the vastly improved conditions of farm life. They are now. inclined to look upon wheelmen as enemies because of their agitation for road improvements. But -if. the wheelmen are sne : cessful in their efforts the farmers will soon find out that the former are their >est friends." ALL SORTS OF. TALK, Wha.t the Riders are Doing—•Some'Now, Things. Claire Ray rejoices In the possession of a new Remington. The wheel he first had was a Remington, but of the heavy rond pattern. His new wheel Is a nineteen-pound machine, built for fast riding. ' Miss Mary Walker, and Mrs. Flora L. Rakill, ol-Delphi, stopped, at the Barnett one day last week for dinner. They were out for a little tour awheel. -The Lafayette .cl-ty,council Iras fallen into line with a bicycle ordinance which prohibit. 1 ! riders from scorching on tho down town streets, fHimit of six miles an hour being .set for. the business Streets. The bicyclists must also carry a la.iit.ern a.l'ter jiighit,'anil the bicycle bell or. whfetli} is iiji.^mperaiflvc necessity. The wheelmen tried.to burlesque 1 the -law by doing all sorts of freakish things such as carrying cow bells tied to their'handlebar;?, 'flashing'railroad lanterns after night, and" oho big fellow trundled over 'the downtown'- streets with a smnll-si/.ed church bell hanging to his wheel. ..... The inuan'hors of -the. Hlverslde Cycle. Club who'made the run to Peru last Sunday have reason to rtmeimber the run. Capt, Dan Closson'led th-c bunch out of the city and lie.seta hot pace foi eight miles, the distance being run in thirty-five minutes.".'Then retribution fell upon the "captain, and he broke a pedal going down'the'.lull at Pipe 1 Creek Falls. He trundled'merrily back to Lo/ gansport on one pedal -while the bunch we.ivt on to Periii. Tihey Straggled In. one at 11 time., with. Charley Grant In the lead, the run being made in 1 , a'IItile less 1 than two hours, with a,-stop of twenty minutes at Pipe Creck.Falls.. Peru cyclersi-know how to:, entertain . visitors. Last. 'Sunday' they 1 .hn'd couriers out. on-all the ro'iuls'< to meet the 'Visiting wheelmen and tull.thnm where to go. The wheelmen wore first stopped at the pavilion, wliieirdbes duly for. an ppera houserwhere'fliqy were aslced to rcgis-tnr and were given an opportunity to'wnsli and' drink-cold lemonade and rest. Everybody wasjcntertaiued . in the best possible,style^aniJvin the afternoon the greater part of the visitors, together with nlmost-tiro Tiuridrpd of the local wheelmen,-TnnTte a, pai'ade aronnB' the city, A large number., attended services at the" churches, and were repaid by bfflng "roasted to' a'JShJsli" as one of, the'vlslting whcelmen : .pnt,-'lt. '.At'three of the churches -.the -meeting' of- w-heel- nien in -different -cities' on tiie'-Sabbath \\-as denounced as a desecration of the day :uul rln- wlieelmeu were -given to tiiKlorsrand that there were some of the peuplb.'rherc who did not give them a welcome., ,'WHE'ELINCJ WIT AND WISDOM. Motto for n bloomor club: Divided wo stand,-.united we full. t Tliero Is ho fool in cycling like all old fool uuIcsH 1C ho a youug fool. Nature .abhors n vacuum; so docs tho rider whou his tiro supplies it. A' go'od'brnko Is liko Alnddin's lamp—it oots "t oiice when tho rub comes. Somcliliiios t!ic;ro Is n great (leal oC prido Iti tulling how slo\v you used to ride. Some people scorn to boliove .almost ov- orything,iil)o«t-a wheel they don't hoar. Belgium is to ilovoto 230,000 francs to tho constructing ol cyclo jmlhs along tho oclgu of the highways. VTlien u deaf luuto cxporlouccs 1'iis first tlto /puncture, tho profanity of fingers la something ii\v£ul to behold. LELOUP'S QUEER WHEEL. It 3Iay Bo Carried In a Valino and Hft« ail Immense Sprocket. , A Frenchman, named Lelonp has invented n bicycle that can bo taken apart, packed in a valise and carried, ;vsJie in- sleLs, with case imcl comfort whenever t!io wheelman is traveling by r;»il. His bicycle, too, has this advantage—that if it breaks down on tho rond the wheelman can uncouple the parts and carry it slung over his shoulder. Tho machine is not intended for racing or indeed for very fast ridiug of any kind, but for ordinary road work. In order to bring it within tho compass Of a moderate sized valise ho hns reduced : tho wheels to a diameter of abuut 115i , inclics. Tlio sprocJvut which coiiiir.iiiii- ; catcs tho power from tho podals is nearly us grout ns they in diameter'. Tho hori- | zoutnl bar is in t-wo parts tliat arc mndo •' Eccuro by means of screws. When tho ma- ! chluo is to bo packed, this bar is unscrew-. od. The machine is then in two parts. I Tho saddle Is removed nnd tho handles aro i tukou off. The" four pieces are then easily ' packed into a valiso measuring 2;!K by by a little more "than 8 3-5 inches. I not Modraato use o£ tho wheel provokes a 10- The wholo weight of the machine is gonornting sleep, but nbnsa is followed by aboYQ ^ pouu a s . insomnia, fovor, headaches,. stomach trou- ^ T ho podals arc so closo to tho gK blcs aud 1 cramps in the logs and foot. Your continental tourist can now buy 1 his mnps printed on a handkerchief. If ho doesn't wiiut to consult it as a map, ho can use it ns an absorbent of perspiration. .When shipping a machine to tho ropalr- or, roinovo tho lamp, boll, toolbag, eaddlo, pednls, etc,,.unless it bo to somo o£ thora tho ropairs arc to bo mado. Tho soliloquy in "Hamlet" up to date will prouabiy'rcad, "To bloomor or'not to bloomer; that is the question." Tho answer sooms to bo not to bloomer; A Minneapolis lady uamoU Trlxey wore bicycle knickers "so tight that they rlppod in tho sonms;" honco—such is Mlunen- polltan logic—sho was arrested for masquerading as a .man. Tho titles of officials at. Gorman roco moots nro'something aw£ul.' Horo aro a few specimens: Rundonan/oiBor, Nunden- zaohlor, Niimmorauzoigor, Fahrboobach- tor, Vorgabomosser, Schriftfuhrer, etc.— Wheel. ' i Why • Pump Goti* llot. Many a rider who has been forced- to resort to 'vigorous pumping to sccuro a sufficiency of tiro inflation has wondered why tho pump soon booarao uncomfortably warm.- .Ttfnloss ho was more solonliflo ,than the overago rider he has attributed this to the -heat generated by• tho trintion between' tho cylinder and tho plunger. This is.qnerroneous idea. Thocousoof tho heat is tho" compressing of the air in tho pump—tho 'greater . this compression, tho greater tha heat, which holds tho natural molatiuro "ot tho air in suspension,.—Whcol. The podals aro so closo to tho ground that tho rider may at any time stop tho machine by putting a foot- to earth. As to speed, it i.-i assorted that a single revolution of tho pedals will clrlvo tho wheel 15 feot and -G inches, and this glvos pretty rapid wheeling.—Exchange. THE SKIRT STILL RULER. Eloomers Are Worn, but Tliclr Do»ot«i>» Aro In tho Minority. •In spite of tlio fears of conservatives bloomers uro not as prevalent a* sUirts nor oven half so provident. Only ten women bicyclists out of 73 counted on tho boulevard tho other day wovo bloomers. Of those only two wore hloomcrs of so scant a pattern ns to suggest knickerbockers. Of tlio 05 women \sho \\-oia skirts only about half a do7.cn wore thoin long laiough to be cumbersome. The others ranged from ankle length to a length striking tlio leg midway between tho knco and tho auklo. lacked to tl;c lining about afoot below tiio belt aud then fell gracefully on either side of tlio saddle. The woman who indulges in a placket in the back ot her dress is foolish. It will, in spite of her conscientious endeavors, gap sometimes. A clever expedient Is to have the front breadth of one's skirt unseen for a distance) of 12 or lo inches and tho back put on in ono piece. Tho front may then be buttoned on the seams. ' . Wide sleeves and wido rovers catch tho wind. So do \vldu brims, aud yot tho boulevard shows t-hat m.tuy women; wear them. The ideal costume presents no fly• Ing ends to tlio breeze, uo skirt braids to tho earth and no points for mockery to tho spcciators. But out of "3 •women.Tiding on tho bonlL'v.-inl tho other day only 13 could claim to bo ideally dressed us far as theso requirements vfcnt.—Xmv York World; WIT AND WISDOM OF THE WHEEL. Somo men so into racing' wiser than Others go out of it. Somo racers are insulted by tho oiler of money, while others pocket tho insult. Lo, tlio popr scorcher! Xow they call him "handle ljarlicker"or "tiresmellor." To remove a refractory nut, oil it well .with kerosene for at least a day before tho wrench is applied to it. Kneo breeches aro sood and sensible. They show off ibo fine leg and stimulate the scrawny shank to better tilings. Bloomer balls havo but ono redeeming feature—the clumsy walt/.or will find his occupation of train destroyer a lost art. Brewster, tho king of carriage maljers, has failed. It is now in order for somo * one to st'op forth and say tho popularity of tlio bicycle was responsible. ."The'long and short'of tho woman's dross question," mused a cynic alou(T the other dny after reading news on the subject, "seems to be a bridal train and a' bicycle skirt,'' Man never Ji.-.d a moro willing nnd help- , fnl servant than the wheel.- As such It should romnin. Elevated to tlio dignity of master, tlio \vbei 1 .! becomes a thing to be ilreaded, noi loved. Khio always in low, not high, cut shoos. appearance. Tho sorviccs'ot' tho tailor aro , OB imperative to tho blcyclieimo, as tho ; Parisians call her, as to tho equestrienne, A study of skirts reveals several iutor- , osting facts—first, that a skirt mado ,widely flaring Isdun'sorous In nwind; see- i end, that a scant skirt is Rraccloss; thiru, | that a.skirt which (Its snugly at the hips is j bettor than ono which as.i heel if specially flexible. "I amount to nothing," said a bent and liscardcd carpet tuck, as is found itself . swept into-tho street by a broom in tho . lands of a thrifty housewife. That eight a dozen riders walked home bocauw their 1 . tires woro.puuctured. . . Tho bicycle will unquestionably give us . medium between scantiness-and-fullness ' nud calvos of George V,'asliir,gton, it will had sli sldo plaits in tho back, three on tt( jcl still moro to onr gratitude.—Wheel, eoojisidoof tlio : couter. They seemed to bo I . '- . BOU the new joe and soc per volume. I>atiiit Binding, Longwell & Cumiriings.

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