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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 14, 1896
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ITITT^ i r\ IrLL LU T JOURNAL. SUPPLEMENT. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1896. PAGES 9 TO 16. WHAT IT COSTS And the Work to Build a Grade Bicycle. High- FIQURES ARE CORRECT The Manufacturers Make a Nice Profit. If you buy a wheel for 8100. you pay £70 profit. Vou may purchase :t move costly wheel :i!iil pay more profit, in fact and in [import-ion, anil you may get. :i much cheaper wheel ami pay relative- Iv tin 1 same- profit, which wall lie about i!50 per cent. Kvery piuvhaser of a liieyclo knows what i't costs him. but very few know what it costs to produce a wheel before ilie profits are aunched. The amount of pro tit derived from tho sale of merchandise Is usually a jealously guarded secivt, aiul tho larger the profit the more dime-ill t' it'is for tlie purchaser to Icani the ac-nial cost of.' production and how much of what he pays goes Into profits. This is parriciiliirly true of bicycles. If ri'taii-lers attenip-f. to give the iu- foi-nuiUoii they will multiply ilic correct figures by two or t.lirce. It> tlie nianu-raemirer is asked lie will evade the question, or perhaps quite properly say, "It is none of your business," But there are tens ot thousands o[ wheelmen who individually know that The particular wheel he himself Is riding co*t him ?100 or thereabouts, and would like to know what it cost the man who constructed it at the moment It stood in it* glittering beamy a complete bicycle. If you have an ordinary, high-grade wheel that you were asked $100 for, A "HIGH GRADE 'WHEEL.-' you are here informed that it cost imi.n-111'acturer $30.31. Tim. iil'forma.tion is reliable, for it comes from an unquestionable source The gentleman who gives those figure* knows exactly what lie is talking about. Below is a table which shows exactly what every part o£ a bicycle costs, and the whole, it will be seen, costs ,«30.3.l: Handle bar T ? '.03 Two head clips 10 Two bolts and irate 12 Crown (receiving fork Bides) 1.3 Seat past bracket 12 Crank hanger 50 Brace lip Hear fork cuds Adjustments 08 Frame braces 03 Reinforcements W Handle bar clamp 07 Seat post T 2S Two head cups 1- Crown coue 03 Head adjusting cone '. .08 Lock nut 03 Lamp bracket 03 One hundred balls 40 Rims GO Tiros 0.50 Saddle 2.50 Pedals 1.20 Grips ' 20 Nipples on spokos IS Washers 03 Spokes 70 Hubs 2.50 Tubing 3.00 Fork skins 20 Crank parts' 80 Largo sprockets 40 Chain .SS Nickeling 2.00 Enameling 1.00 Labor In assembling -parts 5.00 such wheels cost. more. 'The rluis may cost $1.25, the tires ¥12, the saddle $4 aud tlw pedals $1.CO. Then the uul-sh . will be hotter than the standard wheel, and there wi-11 be more ulckel iflatlug on It. On the other hand, you may indulge in the fake economy of going to the oilier extreme and buying the cheapest wheel to be found, but even then you are paying about the. same percentage of profit. You may go below the standard .jirai-k at .<100, a dollar at a time, through -the scale of prices, until you roach the lowest figures. At the proper etui of the scale there is not much difference in quality, and often it is shup- ly in the a.iiiouiit of profit, the seller 1? willing ,to accept: but the price of much cheaper wheels is made possible by ihe grade of ma-terial used and the class of workmanship. There aiv tiros ih.ir cost $2,50; sail- d-les that cost So cents, a.nd pedals that, cost -10 ci'iitji. The se.eond-luuid and second, and even fourth rate uuiterial is, some'linK-'s used. The work in assembling tin.' parts is another factor. It. may be doue wlili .skilled labor that, costs $5 for eacli when!: or by boys who simply thvow • tho wheels together. Tho inquiries a.mong the dealers foi single parts of the bicycle develops tho fact that there is quiie a variation in the p-.-icra put on the an.iclcs. but an average shows that tlie original cost price is ,ir,ut'.:ipHed by five. A saddle, for instance, which cost, ar the factory SO cents, id sold for ?-i, and OIK..- which cost $2.r,0 for $7. Handle bars that cost Cram $1 to !?1.50 arc sold for $5 and ST. Smaller articles listed in ihe factory cost at 3, 5, 7, S, 10. and ll,' ce.nts cost from 25 cents ro .SI. The 2.S, .'SO. -10 ami SS-cent articles arc sold at from ?1.23 to ¥3.50. So it goes through the list, 1C a man anxious to exi>e,ri'iuen/r. should purchase all tlie-various parts of an ordinary ¥100 wlieol at o.io limn and pay au export, loo. for putting them together, hiss wheel would cost, about .$178. There are already indications ot the approach of lesser profits in the business, aud it is being brought about .by the sharp competition, which no agreement will be able to hold 'within the 11 nus 01' present, high profits. Factories overstocked want to unload, and rheir agents understand it. Sellers of the high-priced -wheels talk of inducements for spot cash, So the end of tin] extremely high pi-outs! in -the sale of wheels Is approaching, ami before many seasons we may expect to see another Impetus given to the business by a. reduction In price. Thus it will go until tltey settle within normal bounds and until -the demand rests on the same basis.—Ex. RIVERSIDE CLUB Some of the Members Who Can Do Fast Work. THE LATE ADDITIONS Billiard Table and Accessories. Athletic Total . ,. ; .fSO.31 Now. if yon wish a wheel particularly fine, with the best of finish, full of nr- • rJslic line.3 and suited to the ruost cultivated it.isto, you are the man the"dealer its laobljng after. You will pay more money aud -much more -profit for such a wlieei. You may paj- $125 or $150, anil ' HOW TO BREATHE. Peru Journal:Dr. Lc-u'Miller suggest* .1 way of breaithiug for the bicyclist. He says ithat when tho rider becomes winded and gets to breathing through liis mouth he can, by placing the tip of hi.s tongue against .his upper tooth, breath to good advantage, as the current of swiftly breathed nir is thus 'deflected aud warmed before it enters the lungs. Prosperity reigns in iliu Hivw 1 - sidw Cycle Gliib. The niuinbor- .s-lilp has steadily increased since the club "was founded, and the roll now slinws move than seventy-five' names. Among l.liese arc smiw'of MM; 1'nsre'st rUk'.rs I'll tilie State, riders' who have, gained proiu.iineiico on mo-re tlutn one track oiwside of Hie Stailo u-f'Indiana and who. l.f they should so elec:'. might 'put themselves in tho prq('es.--!ntial cl.is.-j by their fast work. O.iic of these is Cliurlpy Gram,. He has not raced .-wi.v this season, and will probably not go on the track at all, but his past peirfovm-ances give liJtn a rank. With the good ones. Another is Charley Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson. i:i his per- "fovmance of law.-year, showed 's'nch good' form that it was prediiicr.ed that be would step iiuto The fastest company fids season, but Though rlie racing season has hardly begim. and there Is st.ili plen-ty of Mine iai ^vlnir-li to roach the reiliylsiitc form,' lie has clone no hard work aud i-udicaitos Ih.it lie will giv<> up racing. Mr. Ferguson wen,t against some of the oiM.ok ainait.eura of, the yea.r last season, ami has a iiiim-ber of trophies to S!KTW for if. That liis decision ness to bho race horse. Jloderate, oxer- cisc mifl). tlhe boxing gloves Is one of the most 'hea'ltM'uil of recreations, as physicians will boar wttncss, and it takes r.m-k wi'th bieyxilius as a jolly amu.se- menit. The dumb- bolls and Indian clubs are a.uo'Ul:«r good metiliod of exercise, mild and most beueftdal, ' Tlic club lias contracted for one good billMard table, whioli will be placed in the front room on .iih.e second floor. It is a roomy ap.'M'tiiw.ut, very well suited to ihe use no which, it wjftl be put, and illi'ore is a snuiJJ .room leadii.ng off from it which ,wiill be suKiublo for a coat room. The,rooms dawn stairs are already fully'occti'picfl by die membra*, nlie i'.rou-t room being used as a reading room, a.nd go.ii.oral lounging place, a.nd tin. 1 room back of it as a reading room also. The other rooms on the ground door are u-s/fld as eomiiii.'fcec rooms and for storing, the wheels of members. Taken all around, lilic Riverside Club IBIS one of Iflio most ])lea!sfliJt homes of ainy cycle club i.n the ooum.ry BICYCLE HASH Column of Odds Caught on the and Fly. Ends CASS COUNTY ROADS Slandered by an Indianapolis Wheelman. THE PERU RACES. The Big Day at the Sister City June 25. There are more young Itidles who ride a wheel th.iui one wouW iinagine. Take a-ny pleasant eveniing. when l.lie streets aa' lu good co-udiil.ion. .ijid hi the courec of an tour ono may se.c from twenty to fiifty young ladies, ,iud some rJiata.ro not so young, riding about having a gay time, Some of them are independent and r.wli.' without an escort, but usually a .bunch Of from three to live will be followed by a young man, as a sort of protector or "cha.perone." reversing the usual order of things. Miami County Sentinel: The bicycle tournament which will be given in j .Tcru on Thursday, .Turn; 25th. will be one of! the .mast noted bicycle events that will take place in the 1 State during the year. Hundreds of bicyclists have already signified their intention of attending, among which are many of the best riders in the country. This will be something to see for there will noi SCOTS AND re Collogn EDUCATION. Mun In Scotland, Thun la EnglnnU. This desire for education la, indeed; tliu lest feature in the intellectual temperament of the Scottish people. The well-known ambition of the Scottish mother to have her son "wag- has pow in pu'pit" is now somewhat -weakened by the opening- up of other paths of in- lellectuul achievemer.t,but there is still, says Westminster Review, a widely dif-. fused desire for intellectual in preference to commercial pursuits. It is an indication of the craving: which, exists .for knowleclg-e in genera] that for every i young- man who goes to college, in England seven go to colleges in Scotland. In 1SS5 Scotland, with a population of 3,725,000, had 0,500 students attending- her four universities, while England, with 20,000,000 of population, had 6,000. attending her four teaching universities. This, it may be supposed, has KOme connection with the large percentage of Scotch lawyers, doctors, clergymen and schoolmasters to be met with throughout the English-speaking world. The success of "the Scot abroad" is perhaps not entirely or even mainly dne to his theology, but it was at any rate the Scottish kirk that founded aud fostered the Scottish educational system, and us to theology itself, if it has tended, to confirm in him that quality of "high seriousness" which Matthew Ar»old considered so important a feature in the best type of character, then the Scotchman's .theology and its associations have borne a not inconsiderable part in making- him what he is. ' Modern Love. • .' He—When did you love me most? She—The day you had your pay raised.—Town Tojvic*. DOB COOK. CAPTAIN KALI'U B. TREAOWAY. YALE'S HENLEY REGATTA CREW. Ynlo'a Henloy crciv is cnptainodbT Ralph B, Troadwoy and will 1)0 coached in ! ycnrs of «>,.., .. . boat, which will bo stroked by George Laneford. The past week lias not beob the mosi suitable on record for -^-heeling. Rain and wind have been the t-wo factors Thai made such a.n amusement unpleasant. Some one lias said that the gravel roads of Cass cotinity were a disgrace 10 the people. Thar SOUR: one was an ti)dia,'jj)'i)i>lii.5 gentleman, whose knowledge of die topography of rlic county was as limited as his knowledge of the roads. He coini>Ia.i;ned Unit Cass county was The on,!y connt.y he st.ruck in his jou-rnoy fro-ni Uie Capital City 10 Lo- ga.nspori:, over width he was compelled to pay toll for iraveliug. lie wan mistaken as to his locali.ry. r.liat was all. He came in on the Burlington pike, and as liie gr«wer part of Sirs road runs through Can-roll cowi'vy. where, they still have toll retids. he imagined Thai it was Cass coiuiity whteU still rfwi-ned t.liO rc-llcs of the day when the people were glad ;o pay toll !:o drive over a. good road. The roads of. Cass county in- free to all, and they arc as good as tli. average Indiana road, and much bette j than some count!us can boas 1 !. to give up rac-lng is a disappointment to many fiiieuuls goes without saying, as Dliey liave fajflh tlia.t he' would make a miK-li better showiwg this season than last. ' ' " ' ' F. W. Sklnmcr has beki in a number of track events and has made a- good shewing ag-aitust riders wlho are now In fast cojnp'any. His perfoirmaiiccs have been at, the trades, at Clel-cland.'Olilo, and at Detooiit, Mich., and he has' rec: ords to show for eaicli. of these places. There jire aifcio a number o-f riders, who are- momibers of the club who \ Iwivc never coiupetc-d in.lirack eveats oaitslde af tills oiity. Among *h«so Is' Will Dun-n, who was second in the mile noyikro 'race of May 30. ClmrJes Sehaff, •1ihc oue-a,rmied rider; J;S considered by miiny to be the sfa-ongest 1 rider at Hi« Club, and Hhouph hnmtUcapped by tlic absence oC an- aran-, nlidee st.i'ong and true. It its tlouMif lil if .lie would be allowed .to enter IE track events outside of this dlty, a»s Lt is considered necessary for a fast iHclcr to Imve every command of hiis wlietd, a.nd tospJite of this, there are often accidents' happen wliich' are sedous. :'• •" The racing spitiiit, however, does iiot have so sihimig a hold on the club 'mani- bers as does the spirit of making' the dlub house an' nittJractJlve place; of •'•resort. The affiairs iof ttoe club are .in such a healthy condition tilint the i future Is assured, and a nunibei' of ito tho equuipmcut are talked of. Among .-these is-a bMliard table, rtumb bells, boxitog glovcjs, a punotitn? ba-jj, ii.nd vaniouii oth^r atlilettc - rind 'imnsemeni fea.tiii'es which TV IN-'servo tto amuso tlhe' re'embers. 1 --' 'A "• full".i5a,hd complete. nftMetitc ou/rilr._Js ,-iiS to a cluib of -tli'ls sort as is a s only be fast riding but trick riding as well. There, will.be a race by fat men weighing from li'25 to 3oO iiouuds. A great atitractiou will be the horseless carriage. There will be eight distinct races in whichi prizes will be given away aimoiiDting iu value to $419. The pro- pram has been arranged as follows: First race—One mile novice, first prize, gold watch worth ?35. Three other prizes valued at ?2o. • Second race—One .mile open, first prize, diamond worth $35, Three other prizes valued at ?27, • . Third race—One njile for boys over .12 and under 13 years of age, six prizes valued at $15.75. Fourth race—One-half anile open, Orst prize, di:unond ^yort^l ?25. Three other prizes worth !fl5.75. Fifth race—Two mile handicap, first prixe gold .watcli, valued at,f,35.. Tliree other prizes worth $32. Sixth race—Five mile handicap, first prize, diamond' S35. Three others worth $40. .. Seventh : race—Two mile tandem, three prizes valued at $70. Eighth' race—Miami county chatn- ptonship, three prizes worth $28. Another cycling publication has made It* appearance. It Is called tUe Cycler and is published by -the Gornaully & Jeffrey Manufacturing Company. It is a tastefully gotten up twelve-page sheet and contains much interesting Information,-.-'It Is free from the usual vain glorious tnule^"puffs." In tho current number several articles, well illustrated on cycling resorts In tbe 1 vicinity of Chicago appear. The Cycler will be published monthly. The proposed Iviicycle paitli TO Speuce park is net yet in evidence. The figure, on the cc'iistriKition of tlic path indicat that tlio.se who figured cither wanted ti make a "stake" ou i!.s construction, o that it, will cost move -rha.il there is i.n sight to pay for It' The m-aiBterjs st.il being agitated, and. the 'pat'h will even tually be built, but. probably not thi season. There will be auJte a number o wheelmen go to Teni .Time 25 to attend the bicycle races there. Tho Teru cycl tsts liave given out ttiat there will be a large number of fast riders tliere. aiK if the conditions a,re good, It is expected that tliere will, be some.fast tiwie recorded. They have a good track there and are woirkkig it every day to get ilt in the best possiliJe condition. It is said that 'tihe famous sestuplct, riiat six-man machiiue which was to have raced a mile with the Empire State express, tli£ fastest train i-n rtie United Stote, one day last week, but; which was prevented by bad ive-.Kher. will l>e at nho Poru iTivek. This is protobly a "fake" advortisenieiit. but die managers have a. quadruplet engaged to pace the riders in all of tho events, so that fast riding may be expected. . A NEW STYLE WHEEL. Handlebars Under trie Seat the Timms Wheel. on Tho Tiimns wheel, which made its first appearance in Kokonio yesterday, was the object of much curiosity. The handle bars of the machine arc at the rear, just under the seat, with the grips ar the sides. Its advantages are said to bo numerous. One is that the rider is enabled to sit perfectly upright in n healthful and nnitural position and eau move forward wilili perfect ease aud grace. Should he grow weary and de- si-re to operate the wheel with one pedal only, there -is a place to rest the foo-t near the -front wheel. Judge Kirk- paitrdck and Hugh Landoii were among the number who took a spin, and they were well pleased wltto it. Auotbei good point about the machine is the style of the seat with which it Is provided. This equipment is said to do away with all the objections urgofl ignlnst bicycle riding from the standpoint of heaith. II. W. Tinnns, manufacturer oC the machine at Seymour, is n the city aud exhibiting its merits.— Kokomo Dispatch. One Dollar WILL NOT BUY A House ; and Lot But It Will Purchase Something Just as Valuable Five, members, including Mr. Chamberlain, of t;he House of Commons, have been married three times. 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