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The LOGAN WHEEL THE GOLFE-JUAN POTTERIES. The Light, The Strong, The Easy Wheel, Logan riders can be seen everywhere and are proud. Logan Models: Ladies' No. 25 and 32, and Gents' No. 29 and 31 are the popular wheels. We have these numbers now in stock- We also carry the Monarch full line, the Clipper full line and the Norwood. The above wheels all have a record. Kreis Bros. Man'f g? Co. Stevens & Bedwards, » •* P lumbing, Gas Fitting, Hot Water and Steam Heating HYDRANTS, HOSE, HOSE GOODS, And All Kinds Of LAWN SPRINKLERS. GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES. STEAM AND BRASS GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. A HOSPITABLE California an COUNTRY. Settlers AGENTS AT LOGANSPORT FOR Electric Buzzers and Fans, |— Headache. Nervousness: All the result ot thinking wfcere I can Una ii line lucent dgar. 2—Wonder wlmt the Com- moreliil JO-cent clpcnr Is like; Everyone praises IL 3—What everyone says must torlgit. I'll try It, anyway. 4—It's lino! .Aroma like the 5—A (jowl volco Is ;i luxury prized by women; but tho Commercial jn-c^nc cl^ir Is csnecliilly prized by men. 6—A lot ol harmless oxlill- ;ir;itlon In tbo Coinnim'Cliil— MT<I by Cdutfer. 4 Schil'Jse —a boquct Iliivot tlmt can't 1)0 bcut. Excuse mo lor sralllns-can't liulp It. gait vs. Exfliniaation. Free. Office: V We arc the only persons In the city Call'and sec our eye protectors for B Icycle EMers. tbem. , .. " . Arthur N, Baker, ffl OPTICAL SPECIALIST. OUT specialty Is fitting glasses where others have failed. We do nothing else. If you have headache, pain In the eyes or glasses that don't suit you con- our.tli St. opposite Keesllng's drag store, doing our line of work. Every, one should bare tho Old-Tlmo Know It. The "cnjly California:!," who helplessly loolrs on. at the invasion of the land by swarms of tourists, railroads and hotels, sighs regretfully for the picturesque and delightful past, whose traditions sound like a fairy taJe. One such man, in liis reminiscences, describes the boundless hospitalitywhich existed. It was the custom never to charge ft traveler for anything—food, lodging', care o£ horses—and no man. was suffered to go hungry. He was sheltered overnight, and the ntvst morning was furnished with a clean shirt for his journey, as the roads were dry and dusty. If lie returned that way, he could briiijr the shirt; otherwise, nmy bien (nil right). He might ta,kc a fresh horse, a.nd on his return journey pick up his own, fattened and rested. If he did not return, all rig-lit again. A traveling-party out of moat was privileged to kill a beef, but was expected to hang-(.lie hide —tho most valuable part of the animal •—on a tush \>y tho roa.dsklc, where t.lic owner cotilri find it. To offer money was an offense.• A party traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 1S29, about Christmas time, sending word ahead to some of the smaller ranches where they intended fo stop. In the parly was a-young American who knew Spanish, but was new to the customs of the country. At one house he was hand-eel some fruit., and offered in exchange two reals, Tlw scnorti let tlie coin fall to Uie floor n surprise, while the old don, hor husband, fell upoji his knees, cxclaiYning in Spanish: "Give us no money, no money at all. Every*. IiUig is free in a gentleman's house," At many of the ranches no language but Spanish had ever bc'.Mi heard, nor was it even known that any other existed. Some of their entertainers were really afraid of the American, and one man asked if there were any other people like him. In those da.ys not even the servants would accept money for tlicir services to a traveler, but, on the other hand, the most courteous thanks were expected and usually punctiliously rendered.—Youth's CorupnnJon. Our Special Correspondent Describes a Visit to the Factories. An Interview with I\lit8«ler—.WiiKtur and Men Form Ono Grout Fninlly—How the Wife llolps Her llunbiiucl—Lovc- Ij umt Artistic IJt>«lKii», [COPYRIGHT, 1S9C.] "How would you like a bit of really artistic pottery—something rich in oriental colsring-, shinjng with an opalescent, metallic luster, and which can never by any possibility be duplicated ?" asked a friend when I deplored the lack Of originality in tourists'souvenirs. Like any other woman, I answered promptly that the possession of such an article would be very gratifying to 3iiy soul, not only on account of the nrtistic value, but also for the envy with which it 'Would be regarded by various feminine friends. Only I bogged lonvo to doubt that any such piece of potterv could be secured. "Yes," said my friend, "at Golfe Ju.in, ncnr Cannes, they make what is called 'metallic luster pottery.' The action of the fire i:pcn the metallic color ings is rather a mystery, even to the in ventor himself. They never take :u order for a duplicate, because no tw pieecs ever coma out, of the oven wit Ihe same play of colors," "Then it, will be too expensive for an ordinary mortal," I protested. "Oh. yes; you could pay S3,000 for ploci-|iio w.hich they are about to ex liibit in the Champs Klysces salon; bn yon can get a small vase, perfect i; shape nuci coloring, for three or fom dollars." This friend has a cultivated taste, am I agreed to visit Golfe .Tua.n arid investigate the new discovery in pottery. "Don't expect to see only the 'metallic luster' pottery," she said. "Clement Massicr, the proprietor, is n thorough artist, and has several varieties of ware on ^exhibition. You remember those balustrades on tlie grand staircnse at Monte Carlo, which nrc veined and polished like jasper?" I remembered, "And you know that curiously-gilded 'Defendu Degrade" ware that we were admiring on.Quay Saint Jean the other day at Nice?" "Yes." "All from'Golfe Juan, and all very interesting, though not so remarkable as i tlie "metallic luster.'" ' ' "Are these'turners'artists?" I asked. "Perhaps not in the highest sense of the torra: still they have nn excellent perception of nrtistie forms, especially in their fingers. Our 'turners' began their training at the age.cf ton years." Thus replied Jules, one cf the oldest workmen, who was explaining the different processes. Passing through the large rooms where the "architectural" pottery is modeled and colored, I noticed that the rich coloring and peculiar veJning of the finished material are due to an ingenious application of various colors in the white or terra cotta basis; but just how the result is accomplished is known only to Clement Massicr and a few faithful wormen. In the painting room we saw workmen decorating the "Defendu Degrade" ware. The gold is put on after the pottery h.is been fired throe times, and :i!ready has a fine glaxe. Two more fir- ngs are necessa'-y to complete the decoration. The process and the effect s very similar to royal Worcester on Aiinn. To my mind the pot lory is naore Beautiful. The clouded gold background combines with the rich tints of the pottery, making n gnrgco'is, yet tasteful, groundwork for the loaves and flowers in gilt relief. The workmen in this department must have careful training both in drawing nnd painting, for they oftou copy a spray of flowers or a butterfly direct from nature. "Where do you grt your artist.??" said my friend. "We lake ony boy who evinces nr.t ural talent," answered Jules. "It seems to go by inheritance, for.n'rarly nil our pupils arc sons of our workmen." "But where does M. Mnssier keep his metallic lnstr'j worn-?" 1 asked when I could no longer restrain my curi- osi ty. "You saw workmen laying the colors in the decorating room," answered the guide, with a quizzical ?mile. "Do they know the secret?" -M. .Massifr was just overseeing the packing of a large "lustre" vase to be presented by the citizens of Xice to Mme. Felix Faure on the occasion ol President Faurc's visit to southern France. The vase was considered the most artistic product of the Ilivicra, and was presented as a souvenir of the trip. Mn/sier himself is a very modest, reserved man. and speaks but little. "How did you get .nil these graceful designs?" I asked. "By careful study of ancient sculptures," he replied, tersely. I askrd if he intended to teach, his secret to anyone before he died. Massicr smiled nnd said: "I have only successfully produced the "metallic luster" since iSSfl. 1 expect to learn m::;)y more tilings about it before I die." Then he pointed out that the talented and successful painter, L. Levy Dlmrmer had furnished the highly artistic designs and assisted in the preliminary processes. I-Ie did not Kay, however, whether he intended to be- ']tH>at.!i rhe secret (o the clever young painter. M'me. Mnssicr remarked, as I selected a tiny "histt-r" vase: "Americans hr.vc belter taste than otberpcople. The English, for instance, care nothing for art. They tliinkevery- thing 'very dear.' In purchasing they always buy the largest and showiest pieces to be had for the money." The compliment to American taste may have been merely n bit of flattery. • Kvcn so, it is the first,kind remark I had heard of our people, since landing in France. While ir. ftie g-.-illerv, I saw one illustration of English taste. Lord ^v .and his bride drove up in ,t lirmd- eome carriage. They looked over tho pottery and selected the only two really commonplace designs in the exhibit. EVA M'DOXAT.n VALESH. PITH AND -POINT. BALUUSTHADE' OF " ARCHITECTURAL" POTTERY AT MONTE CARLO. An S8BO Bicycle. An Englishman! has just given to his wife a bicycle that cost SS50. Tho frame and forks are richly overlaid with silver open work; tho ivory handles are decorated with silver,:md have jade knobs at the ends. Tarts of the equipmentare a solid silver cyclometer, a, silver watcl. nnd -bell ajid a solid silver lamp, with cut crystal side lights. The mud-guard is silver-mounted, and strung with the finest silk. Probably $330, is the highest price ever paid for a bicycle, but a'good • many horses are worth n good deal. wore than that.—Boston Globe. The guide books mention Golfe Juan as the spot where Napoleon I. lauded ou his return from, Elba in 1S15. The potteries of Clement Mossier now attract more tourists to the place th:\n the historical episode. The pottery establishment has a beautiful site, and its fao- _ torics are £ar from being a blot on the landscape, The driveway to the "gallery," or showroom, winds about a beautiful garden, where may be seen some fine specimens of the "architectural" pottery so admired at Sfontc Carlo. The ground tints are always crimson or turquoise, though there is an infinite variety of tinting and veining. A curious conceit is a terrace of turquoise-blue tiles,when! monstrous frogs and sea turtles spout jets of water at each other. I don'r think anybody ever saw frogs or turtles of that'color, but the modeling is so good that one might think the real animals bad been transformed by some alchemy into pottery figures. By the kind permission.of M. Clemer.t Mnssier we were allowed to visit the factory and'saw the pottery in tin 1 , proccssof making. ., A French factory is opt to bo more utilitarian than beau tiful. I was therefore surprised to find Massier's pottery establishment a handsome two-story structure of white stucco.-with the wal !s ndorncd by climbing roses. The factory is surrounded by a large flower garden, nnd resembles a villa more than a workshop. Clement Massicr lives in the second story of this building, and his home is indeed that of ati artist and a man of wealth. He is just whimsical cnoug); :o give liis workmen the same daily surroundings that suffice for himself and his family. Thfcre arc about 100 workmen in the factory, not counting the staff of .artists employed in designing. The workmen are'highly skilled, and many arc artists in their special lines of work. They are all very much devoted to Massier, and share iu his desire to maintain a high artistic standard for the work. The whole establishment is more like a large family working together than an ordinary factory. Many of the artists were trained by Massier. and have never worked for any other employer; some even wear the medal Of honor presented by-the government for 30 years' faithful service under one employer. Preparing the clay for modeling is not an especially interesting process, although it requires nauch care and skill. I liked to watch the "turner." A little machine run by foot power keeps the clay revolving before him. With quick, deft touches he models any desired shape, his only guide being a finished piece, standing on the bench. "Xo; tlmt lies within M.issier's brain. With .the assistance of chemists he prepares and gives out the metallic paints. There are many technical points about the ware, but the real secret is in the composition of the paints." "And the fire is the master." he ridded, as we stood before the ovens. : 'Xo m:\tr ter how exact the process, it never turns out two pieces with the same lustre. It is all beautiful and all different." The workman did not seem to approve of this eccentricity, and my friend looked at me with an "I told you | soup. —Mr. Boodles—"You began life as a, wrefooted boy, 1 understand?" JCew| 'lerii—"Yes, sir; I was born withouti shoes."—N. Y. Herald. —Hunker—"Staggers has a pretty, easy time of it." Spatts—"In what: vay?" Hunker—"His wife drives him o drink, and a cabman drives him lome."—Town Topics. —Xothing Klse to Do.—Husband—"I gee Jorkins has been scheming with other people's money again." Wife—; r "Well, poor fellow, he hasn't any of his' own."—Detroit Free Press, —First Doctor—"I ordered him an ice- cold bath every morning." Second Doc-: tor—"What; when he had influenza?" First Doctor—"Ye-s. It will give him pneumonia, and I made my whole reputation curing that."—Punch. —Dolly—"I hear Marie Antique was a great bolle at the daneo the other evening. She told me she danced every i da.uce." Polly—"Ch, yes, Mary's just 1 the kind of a girl to be a belle at a- lea.p- yea.r dance."—Harper's Bazar. —Expressive.—Mrs. DC Tong—"Fm going out, Nanette." Nanette—"Ouv madame." Mrs. De Tong—"And I want, you to be sure nnd take care of the, baby." Nanette—"Oui, madame. I" bottle it atseex o'clock."—Pick-XIe-TJ)). —Miss Bellefield—"How on earth did' yon come to get engaged to Willie Van. Broa.m?" Miss Point Breeze—''Well, yon see, just at the time he proposed I didn't happen to bo engaged to any- ane."—Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph. .—King Copbetua addressed the beggar maid kindly. "Is that real?" he ssked, pointing to the color of her cheek. "Yes," answered the maid," "that is a straight flush." "Well, that beats me!" exclaimed his majesty, directing a flourish of trumpets by way cf ending the parley .—Detroit Tribune. —At a Hotel.—Guest (to waiter)— "I can't cat this soup!" Waiter takes, it away and brings another kind of • Guest—"I can't «it this soup!" so expression. Though the ovens look quite simple and uninteresting, they are the scene of" much anxiety. Large pieces of architectural ware are specially apt to crack in the firing, and come out beautiful—but valueless. The "Defeudn Degrade" ware is prone to breakage in the fifth nnd last firing, which sets the gold. If *his risk were eliminated the pottery would be much cheaper. Returning to the showroom, we viewed the "metallic lustre" ware in ' all its glory. It is difficult to describe, because the beauty lie's equally in the color and desifi-n. , I Waiter, angrily, but silently, for the third time brings auotJier kind. Guest (ag-a.in)—"I can't eat this soup." Waiter, furious, calls the hotel proprietor.' Proprietor (to guest,)—"Why can't you eat this-soup?" Guest (quietly)—"Because I have no spoon;"—Texas Siftings. Small Penitlonii. A Jate decree of the queen regent of Holland awa.rds to the widow of a prison-keeper a pension of 19 florins (not quite cightdollars) annually, while another widow has 13 florins showcrcfi upon her every twelvemonth. JOSHUA LEVEKDTG, PROHIBITION CANDIDATE. ; Joshua Levering, tho Prohibition nominee for president, i.s JO yews of npo and a rich Baltimore business man. Ho was ,-v Democrat until ISSJ, -when he jouied the Prohibitionist*. He is prominentin churcli work. .' I fi

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