The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on December 21, 1894 · Page 3
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The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa · Page 3

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, December 21, 1894
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tne f»ei6N oe tHe eievcte, the Prcaent PtUitof) fnr the Wliecl t« Kot Likely to bio Out Cv«r< What iiiay bd called *bdt Improperly the bicycle passion has full possession of several loading countries of tho world. England and France, notably those Imtts of tlifem in aiid about London aud Paris, have been so given o*ef to it for eoine timo that n large proportion of their population coine and go on their errands of business or pleasure on a Wheel, Americans who have recently • traveled abroad have been astonished at tho general nso of the bicycle there and have been still more astonished on returning to their own country during the past year to discover what headway the passion had made here. It is said to be a conservative estimate by compe ' tent authorities that during the year now closing 250,000 bicycles havo beon sold iii this country, nnrl that the number of riders approaches 1,000,000. There are said to be" over 60,000 in New York and its neighborhood and fully half that unnibor in aud about Boston. The'latter city caught the passion from Europe some time before New York did and has a larger proportion of its population, tnalo and female, regularly devoted to it Observers of tho phenomenon are wondering whether it is merely n passing whim or whether it has como to Btay, Whether those who havo taken it Up will continue it after tho novelty has worn off or whether they will drop it for the nest new fad that shall como along. There are many reasons for thinking that its stay will bo permanent. Undoubtedly many of those who take it up because of its vogue will tire of it after awhile, bnt those will not constitute a large proportion of tho whole number. The great body of riders find in the bicycle a new pleasure in life, a means for' seeing tnoro of tho world, a source of bettor health through open air exorcise, a bond of comradeship, a method of rapid locomotion either for business or pleasure and many other enjoyments and advantages Which they will not 'relinquish. The bicycle has, iu fact, become a necessary part of modera -ifo and could not be abandoned without.turning the social progress of tho world backward. Few who have used it for a tour through the country would think for a moment of giving it up and returning to pedes- trianism instead. Aside from tho exhilarating joy of riding, which every bicycle devotee will assure you is tho nearest approach to flying at present possible to man, there is tho opportunity of seeing a constantly changing landscape. , The bicycle is indeed the groat leveler. It pub tho poor man ou a level with tho rich, enabling him to "sing the song of the open road" as freely as the millionaire and to widen bis knowledge by visiting the regions near to or for from his home, observing how other men live, flo could not afford a railway Journey and sojourn .in these places, and be ooald not walk through them without tiring sufficiently to destroy in a measure tho pleasure which ho sought. Bnt he can ride through 20, 80, CO, »even 70 miles of country in a day without serious fatigue and with no expense •ave his board and lodging. To thousands of men and women the louging'of years to travel a little as soon as they could afford it is thus gratified, virtually without a limit, for a "little journey iu tho world" can bo made ou every or vacation—Century. TROUT WALK OVER LAND. A Mew FlDli Story That Coinei From tho I'lno Tree State. Captain Barker has built a nice camp, with a good collar, near his Imtoliorv at Bemln, Whiflh overlooks the spring, and has a man on guard night and day. fie also has a hnuiber of traps Bet in the stream and on the banks. In one the other night he caught a monster owl. In constructing his hatchery he excavated a place about 90 feet square in the bank, where he found a large boll- ing spring which is connected with the original spawning ground. The trout have gone over the old bed into the house, Where they are clearing off the ground aud seem to prefer it to the open water. Tho captain will ship a few trout from other places and batch them in trays iu the spring in the hatchhonse. The captain says that trout will go over dry laud to get to their spawning ground. The above statement is based ou facts, as ho and several of his workmen a few days ago saw a trout come up stream. to where it was filled With leaves. Tho trout rested a moment or two, then started overland • some three or four feet to open water. One of the men remarked that all that was needed for tho trout to reach the hatchery was to have a road swamood for them. Tho captain has also enlarged the old spring about ono-third. He has a way of securing tho trout for stripping without any injury. Ho catches many shel- drake by the head by setting a baited trap on tho bottom of the stream.—Phillips (Me.) Phonograph. The Last of the Cantlnleres. To n good many English people it will bo a surprise to learn that the can- tiniere, who figures so picturesquely in French military pictures and on tho stage of comio opera, is nearly as extinct as the dodo. M. Casimir-Perier granted an audience lately to almost the last specimen of this interesting class, who is known as Mine. Veuve Bbuvier. In honor of the occasion the goddess, for so she was styled in tho Fifth cuirassiers when Louis Philippe was king, donned her black glazed sailor hat, her blue tunic, with its triple array of gleaming buttons, and the rest of the uniform. A strange figure must this old lady have cut as she marched through the village streets to the presidential chateau. But they order things better in France, and instead of laughing the good country folk were moved to tears, while the president received bis visitor with respectful emotion.—London Public Opinion. LANGUAGE FOR MEDICINE. An Italian Sng.vesta That Lr.tln Be Cud III All Conntrlei. Decidedly tho question of a universal language of medicine is in the air. During the last few months we have had occasion to refer to several proposals of the kind, Now comes another, this time from Italy. Dr. E. Vital! of Bari has addressed a long letter to ,the Italian minister of public instruction, Dr. Bqccelli, inviting him as president of the international medical congress to propose to the organizing committee that Latin bo recognized as ono of the official, languages at the next (Moscow) congress aud as the solo official language at all future congresses, beginning with the fourth from the one held this year in Roma Dr. Vitali's argument is, briefly, that whilo all medical men havo some smattering of Latin comparatively few know any modern language bat their own. Very few understand all the languages used at congresses, which hence servo to give an idea of the tower of Babel as far as confusion of tongues is concerned. However bad may be the Latin spoken, it will always, Dr. Vitali maintains, bo more intelligible than any one modern laiiguaga to the largest unmoor, and that, after all, is tho main point. For any out) ro.illy in earnest in the matter thcre..ueod be no difficulty .iu acqttiriug sufficient fluency in Latin for the purpose in view. Dr. Bacoelli has sent a diplomatic re ply to Dr. Vitnli's connnuiiioatlon, in which he promises to give tho snbjeci proper consideration, etc. There, so far as we know, the matter rests, and there, We imagine, it is likely to rest. There Would unquestionably bo many advantages in tho revival of Latin as the lingua franca of science, nor does the scheme involve any insuperable difflcnl ties. In an interesting article in The Temple Bar it is stated that the celebrated Dr. Bozzi Granvillo, when ho wished to enter the English navy, bad some difficulty about his examination at Haslar, as none of the medical staff spoke any European language bnt his own. At tho suggestion of the surgeon of the Rayon, whoso cormpunicatioiis with his assistant had been carried on in Latin, that language was employed. Tho Italian doctor passed triumphantly.—•British Medical Journal. A dastardly attempt was made to wreck the New York and Chicago limited on the Penusylvaiiia road near Upper Sandusky, O. Autonio Victorias attempted to destroy with dyuainito the Swiss hotel at San Rafael, Ca!., because Mrs. John Braro, the proprietress, rejected his pro posal of inurriage. Monroe and Walter Scott, farmors near Jefferson City, Mo., blew out the gas. Monroe is dead and Walter dying. The Meridian, Miss., board of trnde and cotton exchange urge Mississippi representatives in congress to vote for Carlisle's currency bill. Colonel Samuel Moody of Cincinnati •as been appointed assistant general passenger agent of tho Pennsylvania lines, with headquarters at Pittsburg. John Cunningham, a blacksmith at Mexico, Mo., struck J. T. Denion, a prom- Irifent citizen,,on the head with, a bar of Iron and fatally injured him. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement arA tends to personal enjoyment whe<! rightly used. The many, who live better than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly kdaoting the world's best products to the "needs of physical being, will attest the value to health Of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in tb , Sv.-up of Figs. , Its ezcelleit^e is due to its presenting he form mob' acceptable and pleas- to the taste, tl refreshing and truly eSvial propf"-jes of a perfect lax« »f ! o; effectual .y cleansing the system, u tiling colds, headaches and feyert uiu •permanently curing constipation. U hab -5von satisfaction to millions HIM! met witu the approval of the medicd, profession, because it acts on the Kidneys, Liver und Bowels without weakening them and U is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug- jilts iu 60c ana $1 bottles, but it is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whoso name is printed on every package, also the nuae, Syrup of F!ga, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if offered. 0 FAIRY TALE That WOOERIlVffrS are closing out their entire stock of- \msr- But an Absolute Fact, THIS STYLE HARD WOOD CHAIR AT COST THIS is an opportunity to buy useful and beautiful Christmas presents instead of the fancy and worthless articles many have been buying in former years. Come and have a selection. . . . . Furniture Slore, CLOSING OU On account of the dissolution of the firm of NOCKELS & GNAM The entire stock of Clothing and Furnishing Goods will be sold at Reduced Prices, WHOLESALE PRICES -••^Dress Gods and I have on hand a large stock of Dress Goods, altogether too large to carry forward to the time of our annual invoice, and we must reduce this stock. In order to do so we will, during the month of December, we will close out ALL DRESS GOODS AND CLOAKS WE MEAN lust RICES GUARANTEEI AS LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE CITY. A confidence exists between the people and this store, born of an aopuniutance and experience of many years of mutual service. We do not intend at this late day to forfeit the confidence the people have that LUDWItt BROTHERS always protect their customers and will see that they havo the best goods on the market at the least possible prices. This is Our Great Annual Clearing Sale > And We Are Clearing Up Our Entire Stocks R -That we'have a Full Stock of MUFFS, also Under wear, Blankets and General Merchandise IN BOOTS AND SHOES We carry a complete stock and this line being a side issue with us we make C ARPETS-^© «===== s = sss =^ = .v We have a line of Carpets, Ruga and Oil Olotha that we take especial pride in showing, as it is very toll and complete CALL AMD LOOK AT THEM, Everything is included in this Marked-Down W 'aaMilM^

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