Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 21, 1896 · Page 16
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 16

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 21, 1896
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WEEKLY Women ou Wheels used to cause astonishment and comment But .the world is progrefslvo. Now she is a subject of admiration. Bettor health and better dispositions result. The bosir •wheel for the ladies is the Fleet-wing. \ There u.ro more Fleetwiug wheels .iu. the city than all other makes of ladles' \vheels. Pocket Kodaks. Manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Co, Best Kodak made. Sold only at tie Burgman Cycle Co. Girls' Tricycles. All sizes In stock. We sell them cfceap. We have a complete line of Fishing Tackle. Bicycle Messenger Service. We make all colls for Central Union Telephone Co. Also private calls for the hotels and private individuals. Messengers answer all calls promptly. We have both old aiid-new telephones. It's Up Hill Work. Riding chaa.p Mid inferior make of wheels is like riding up hill. It's hard work. No. pleasure. No profit in It. Why rule such wheels wlioii it is cheaper to buy a good one at the Burgman Cycle Co. e we should put in one corue lirtlf a bng'of'wawutaps amd 50 pounds feed burliness? We a,re not. We Uo uo tUlBtitS, ^wciuifags I'rtm ensilage-, tuJcM hiiy, h;ii!if a tiag 6t'screon.|n«8 and 50 .p corner of out eshabMnhcnt until die c feed etottie. r of ,-our establishment a ton of .hay, oif miiddllngs^ai-e we, therefore in flie 't Ifluojv:'. tiUmoiihy. : 'hsiy from- Russian Hugs.from braw raasli. And the ton of ouudw ,of. jwiiddUngs could stay, in that niiek of. doom-,.and til»y would not be a • * * ..». Nor do a,few-bicycles'and it mau in nlA." a bSeydle, constitute a bicycle store; WJwit man, biassed- wlth-the aense-o- buying feed fdr Ills -horses and ''cattle f corner and buy of'a man wtoo understoo feed store? Tine moral is as plain as tlie nose on store. The oldest dealers in-the city; a attention is devoted to'tliis business, th what an-e tolve best wheels. That's whan does not ce-ase after we have your UICHI ::n position to take cure of you when tihe bicycle -businCf* ami who sells ain no more posiH-.K-k) to give the cus»«n> our store far grovei-les or a pair of shoe of our li'ne. # « So wiluin you buy, go to a reliable d O.ne who you know Knows how to buy 1) you know t'ha.t you buy the best clue store that don't even know how to f rue proverbial goose, would think of L-oin -us, when- be couM go around the d the .feed.business and maintained a f your ..taw.. We , nialmtiida a bicycle lio tk'e most experienced. Our time and ereforc we. understand It. We know wti buy,and s«ll. Our responsibility ey. We guflrantee our goods,, and-are anything-goes'wrong. A man not In customer a bicycle from n catalogue, is r satisfaction than any one cowing to s.. We.couJd ,not serve them as It is out eailcr. One w.BUi years of experience. fcycU.-8 as well as TO sell them, then ml iihait is The SPALDING, Sold only by the BUROHAN CYCLE CO. Every wheel' sold'by us Is insured-a gainst theft The Bull's-Eye Camera The Latest Out. SICE OF PICTURE 3ix3i. 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 furnished them on the cash Tiiluo of wheel. It costs only a trflc, so hare your wheel registered with us and run no chance. OF THE BURGMAN CYCLE CO. OUR REPAIR SHOP. While we have but very little repairing to do ou the many hundred bicycles that we sell, still we have the most complete repair shop In the city, and it is always full o£ work. We are so eiiulped that we can do all class of work. Brazing, forgclog, tempering and vulcanizing or everything that comes in the line of bicycle work. It is a positive fact that we are the oldest dealers and bicycle repairers in (.lie city and all that know Will Herr, head man In our repair shop and C. W. Burgman as Superintendent know that any repairs left to them will be done In the best mechanical way possible and ou account of our complete'equipments cheaper than anywhere else. No. 1. Accidents will happen and an inferior wheel always comes out the woi-st-of it as well as the rider. iS?^*^ X""^:**.* 1 — .W* CT: 3 "- T»»l—Vta'*' tjjj^dVy*-:*) ^ At, &&*- Renting Bicycles. We make it one of our greatest efforts in business to rent bicycles and are well •prepared at all times with our many wheels to give our patrons good bicycles. We -rent bicycles by the hour, day, week, month or season as parties renting desire. We rent nothing but good wheels. It pays us better In the long run. ' : No. 2. The Result Boys' velocipedes. Six sizes. ?1.25 and upwards. WOrlAN AS A POWER. But, According to Bab, She Bows to a Pretty Box. New York. June IT, 1SOC. After a while there will bo nothing for an honest and hard-working man to do. The women will control everything. I am moved to say this by reading that a so-called society woman lias gone into the box-making business. And yet, is there anything more feminine than boxes? A man wouldn't be fool enough to pay three times their worth tor some handkerchiefs because they come in a pretty box. He would think of the handkerchiefs, aud a woman would ponder over the use to which the box might be put. There Si no woman above the weakness for beaii'tH'ul boxes. Catherine de Medici had most marvelous caskets of gold and silver and tortoise .shell, and the Countesse d» Solssous, the -lady who had the pleasing way of poisoning anybody whose manners she didn't like, kept her Jewels as well us her iwisons in beautifully inlaid boxes: in finely .carved boxes, and in inarvclously jeweled boxes. I am sure a red box mounted in "old would tempt me to buy an Imp of Satnn. . ' ' Ml'MIHIl Tliey are showiu-K some very smart boxes' nowadays. Boxes mode of tortoise shvll, of ivory'and of ebony, with mountings of gold or silver. BOXES ARE SUCH A LUXURY... One always has such n lot o-f things to go in them, and really after oil one cannot have too many of /hem. If you are a woman, you open a box dedicated to hairpins, nnd you find In it three veils four or five caramels, a postage"stamp, with no stick on (he. back; two'cigar- ettes that you promised to keep for • somebody; a note that you didn't want anybody else -to read, and a stick of nesillnj: wax. That box Is a surprise, and after you close 'It. wr.lth some re- grot, you open the one dedicated "especially to veils. In i,t you tlud some old rings, the clipping from a society paper that snld how. well you looked iu your Worth -frock, and some jets that you thought you were -going to sew on the bodice, from which they fell the other ilay. Eventually the hairpins are discovered in a box where a paper of powder has been upset, aud they look as If they had been through a (lour mill. Think how Eve must have suffered through having no boxes! No place to put her fig leaves! Of course, it didn't make much difference to Adam. He could haug those belonging to him on a tree. I should think the first mechanical art our ^forefathers learned was that of box-making, si-nco the original man really longed to cater to his wife. IN ANCIENT VENICE. The old Venetians made such beautiful boxes that oue prefers to call them caskets, for the work lavished upon diem was so exquisite. Oue can easily fancy Portia tossing her hairpins into a Venetian box. And it would not bo a-Lflicult to imagine some great beauty, ivlio had that wonderful golden hair, throwing her additional switch Into such a box, because, that kind of hair is very hard to match, and she would want to treasure it carefully, and would try to, for a while. It is a funny thing,but I do believe that hairpins and swctches are possessed of wandering devils. Given five full packages of hairpins ou Monday, it is diflicult, on Saturday, to find four with which to fasten up one's luilr. Given a uuw switch, aud for one week it is braided and carefully put away, and after that It is thrown or tossed—I tutuk the latter most likely-iu-to the charming medley of brushes, ronge, eyebrow pencils, soft linen rags, old veils, love-letters, pages off the calendar, and worn-out gloves, that tend to make up the contents of what Is known to womankind as the "top drawer." THAT "TOP DRAWEE." The top drawer Is the abiding place of the most devilish imp in Satan's dominions. One is never sure of what is tliLre. Your finest lace handkerchiefs eo'me to you scented with tobacco, your nicest tulle .veils deftly roughed, and your brushes marked over with black ivnd vod and a white dust that might be powder if if were't so dirty. But, speaking of boxes I know- a woman who once bought villlauous hats aud paid an outrageous price for -them be- I i cause the milliner sent, them home In boxes that had • roses printed; .upun them! And yet they pretend-to-say that women, mentally, are equal, to men 1 . • ' Th-is is the time of year win-n tljn marble brow of the average woman slieds tears tliat are a trlbine to H.ie heat, and which-mean that;a few-loose L'iDglets ou *he forehead-are 'absolutely Impossible. Consequently, • oue wonders whether .it is better \to yank all one's hair backward, or.to;look like a convict and have a straight bang.- A little woman I know made lip her mind who would wear this depraved coiffure for the summer, and. she went to a barber that she might have her bam; cut scientifically. He was an Englishman, aiid'he,had uu Inclination to cut fearlessly und with scissors tliut had a sound suggestive of the guillotine. And lie talked, oh,' howhe talked! HIS EXPERIENCE WITH 'EADS. He said: "-I : 'have only been iu-this coimtry a month, mum, consequently ray-experience with the 'eads of Amori- cii'n Indies Is-limited'.-"The trouble, mum, Is as 'ow we're nil living Loo-'igh aud the 'air will not be as good as when the -extreme 'of civ-il-ssa-tioii had 'not been reached.-" You see, mum,''igu llv- iii' causes the 'ah-to drop out, and In.a very little time, luum 1 ,-learned men says as.'bw' the teeth-will follow, likewise, the 'ighbrows, and we will 'ave uothiuk in that line to speak of—'igh.llvlu' and 'air do not work together. ( 1 This monologue was punctuated with a swish of the scissors-'a'nd' a :bang .of- the hair brush,-but It imis't be said for this Englishman thnt, like most of. the tradesmen among his people, he-was very polite, and-escorted the clipped oue to the door, arid'-said "Thank j'ou" in u way that made lier .'conclude that she would- reborn'"-"and give him another chance. But the English barber hit the nail on tlie'-nead'). "CivUlzatlon is death to hair. -Much Vattvg and drinking,.not to- -mention 'much thinking 'and iittle sleeping, 'cause tlie :imlr'to depart, and the awful front plece-and the undesirable switch--'come into -vieiw. \Vhe-re is the' reformer-'who is going to start a. society for suppressing patchouli and musk? 'Why should Innocent men aud women be forced to endure these sickening odors (strong enough to be called sim-lls) that are sold under fancy names at very cheap prices? .Why should you or I, who only like faint-perfumes, have to sit next to a woman who by a wave of her fan, or the flurry of her handkerchief, forces me to endure something that absolutely makes me sick? There is .NO SPECIAL REFINEMENT In the liking men have.for plain eau de cologne; but It is at least a clean taste. I cannot understand why a whole stage- .loud of people should be made the victims* of some atrociously dreesed woman who confides to her companion that she uses pinrs of her favorite extracts every week, pouring them on her underclothing until everything Is thoroughly impregnated with them. Cnr- bol'ie acid would be a thousand times better,-and benzine or varnish would be heavenly beside such dreadful- waves of suffocating stuff. A little bit of perfume is 1 delightful; a drop or two of •vervian ou white hands simply makes thwn .-more exquisite. Bage of orris or violet thrown among one's linen cause -it to be pleasa-nt to wear, but never announce/their existence with any iutcii- «ity. But this business of over-perfuming Is vhe abuse of a good tiling. That becomes a blunder, and a blunder becomes a crime, aud the proper place for criminals- -is the penitentiary. By the bye, 'if you..lia.ppen to wear your hair In that Ja-pancse fashion which is known as the "blouse roll." you want to perfume It a little bit, so that if the hair loosens it Js like a flower unfolding. At least, that is what a French hairdresser said. I see that the French doctors have Issued : a circular announcing that the population of France is gradually growing less and less, and asking that, for the good of tlie nation, early marriages be.encouraged, and the expected addition to the .populace be made welcome. To me there .is something intensely vulgar in the woman who OBJECTS TO BEING A MOTHER. I do not see. how a man can love her. .He rany regnrd her ns clever, he mny think.she is a good money-saver, but that' ; he could love her or respect her is a something which I cannot understand. What is going to become of all the women when they get old? Who is going- to care -for them if they are childless? Wnat is it that keeps a woman young? The companionship! of chjil- dren, her interest in their pleasures and in their' \vell-beins.- Physically a woman remains young longer when she is a mother. It would-seem as if, when she let the milk of human kindness in her heart go out to the little people who are flesh of her flesh and bone of her bone, she had dipped into a bath of eternal youth, and would never grow old. Probably children: may bring her trouble, but, when this trouble is to be talked over with the man who is the fattier of these children, when he sympathizes with the mother, helps the offender to reform, these two people are going to be nearer to each other than ever before, and wise women realize that they are brought nearer by the hands of little children. Sometimes I think that .women do not understand the exact meaning of .the word murder. I wouldn't like to be in the boots of some of them when the world comes to an end, and have to answer for the killing of unborn children. Then it is vulgar. The old story of an American family, consisting of a man and wife and one child, who live in a hotel, is to 1)0 despised by the woman who is at the head of a happy home and the mother of six'boys and girls who, by their love and tenderness, keep her young forever. I wonder if the doctors w'll send out circulars here? If I had a son who wished to adopt a- profession, I should NEVER MAKE HIM A DOCTOR. The average, physician may get his reward in heaven,' but he certainly doesn't on earth. You or I tumble down the steps and cut our heads; eat too much pud have a dreadful pain; -work too hard .and can^'sleep; then we send for the doctor in a'great hurry and expect him to- cure all the evils that the (lesh is heir to. When we are cured we are surprised at his daring to send us a bill, nnd nine times out of ten we fight about paying, it. ;.^e.'forget all about the night we had thc'awful cramp aud the quickness with which the doctor caused the pain to vanish.and joy to come instead. All we think about is "the idea of that man charging so much, when he simply came in, felt my pulse, looked at my tongue and wrote down a prescription." -The years of study, the. sympathetic manner, the kindly words are all forgotten when rce' no longer need them. If I had a son, I should make him a • politician. It is the only profession, if one chooses to call it that, where one . gets everything and gives nothing. There is not much difficulty iu training the average American to be a good liar. He has such 'a vivid Imagination himself on the right side, and then lie can speak in a convincing way. ROUGH ON THE POLITICIAN. A politician requires but little training and less knowledge. He needs a good memory, an ability to kno-w who to kick and who to shake hands with, and a certain geuial air that he puts on .. just as he does his frock coat. Graai- ma-r^is a something he need never trouble himself about. It is enough if he knows the slang of the day. Of course, it is better if he can create some slang, and best of all if he can say. something that answers to "The public be d—d." The multitude likes a bully. The average American, likes a politician who can kick every voter into Satan's dominions if necessary, and why he likes this type I cannot understand. Ooir earliest; politicians were gentlomeiL Fancy Thomas Jefferson, Charles Carroll or John Randolph discussing events with, the average politician of today! As this country grows . more magnificent, it seems to take less stock in good morals, aud honesty Is out of -ohe question. Its politicians have no manners, but ob. with what ability they can (111 their pockets! Hence, lib at imaginary sou of mine should be a politician. I should have uo respect for liirn, but there would be gold galore, and the entire family. . would have the kind of time peculiar to the monkey and the parrot. Don't • worry! That chestnut wliich has become a classic will never be repeated by _ BAB. 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