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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

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LOGANSPOK SUPPLEMENT. LOGANSPQRT. INDIANA/SUNDAY MOKMNG, JULY 12, (896. OVER THE SEA Arthur R. Keesling of the Journal Tells of His Trip. THE ATLANTIC VOYAGE A Bug-Bear to Host Travelers-Incidents. PAGES 9 TO 12. The '"ocean greyhounds'.' have done much to shorten a sea voyage bur. in the minds of many the interval from port to port i.s a bug-bear, while it may deter them from making a Europe-tin trip, in.'vcrthelcsa is put down as a bore Instead of ln-iug considered o-ne of the plcttewmrost weeks of tiie tour. Our party sailed from New York, for Liverpool on the "Etnin'u," oC the Cuuard line, and the passage is shown on her Jog, as 0 days 1 hour and IS minutes. The Cunard boats ''Lucaina" am! "Campania" hold the record passages, having made the eastern passage in 5 days, S hours. r>8 minutes. A spirit of jealousy prompts competing liue« to shot-ten the voyage and although each liourgaiued in time is made at a greath disproportionate expense, no effort is spared to put their passengers into i>ort ahead of other vessels. Our boat was •pushed to beat the "City of Paris, which sailed about (lie same time ami when the last day's run was announced and it was evident that we were golnjf to beat our unseen companion, Uie greatest excitement prevailed from stoke-liold to promenade deck. The passengers who had hitherto lain In their deck chairs in various stages of . apathy joined in the enthusiasm as if they had been in a measure responsible for the good run. If lying around wrapped Jn their warmest robeg could contribute to the vessel's speed, certainly most of the passengers had a fair claim to some of the glory. Men, who on land, are models of enterprise and energy lounged Jn hhe smoking room like so many "Weary Wraggles" and ladies who would have thought loinaging undignified at home lay day after day In their deck chairs wiith their steamer rugs about them, looking not so -much like any tiring else as mammoth chrysolites. And. to complete the illusion, they came fort'li on landing- day in drosses as bewildering as butterflies. The old voyagers had loft their chic sailing dresses below the, first day out awl the others followed suit sooner or later and discarded their stiffened sleeves and tan slippers to various stages of dls- ihevelinent proportionate to their own •er*s persistency. The -wind and siiltj • mist was a foe to elaborate co.uiffureb . and absolutely disillusioning. The . prettiest girl on the boat on sailing day was a most pitiable object the third day at sea. Tlie only two objectionable features of a sea voyage are shufllo-board and .sun-sickness. So much has been don'e for -the comfort of passengers, owius to competition of rival steamship lines, It ils a wonder that these have not been abolished by some enterprising line, shuffle-board is a game played for hours by restless passengers on choice portions of the promenade dock and consists of propelling dishes Into a marked off space and seoning according to tbe positions occupied at the close of tbe round. When these weights are slid along the deck by a long polo in the hands of a muscular man literally "Jn the push, 1 ' they acquire a velocity and erratic course due to the ship's rolling disconcerting to any one but a base ball umpire. If one of them "gets" you I the ankk« and temporarily disable you, the gentleman whose "turn" it is .If he Is a ^European, begs your pardon or, if he is an American, asks you whj In h--l you spoiled his shot, The man who first invented sea-sick ness should have been electrocuted and Hie man who tells you funny stories about sea-sickness should be classed with the "ls-it-hot-enough-for-you' tedUtreian Joker. It is nothing to get funny about. Ask anybody who lias looked over tbe roll for half an hour until he fancies he can see hl« immortal soul floating toward the stern of the boat in search of his dinner and then when you get settled, probably to en- oy a hearty Inufrh as he tells you about hla "funny experiences," notice .the ibeolute absence of reciprocal hilarity. ?wo gentlemen of our party deserted us if ter the- first meal, which, was .served hortly after leaving tbe dock, and the •est, although not sick <f tiring the voy.- ge,went about In a state of uncerra'nty. or. three or four days, fearing that heir good JrenUba and rippetltes were ymptoms of tbe nppronohlog ,n)«lndy nd that they -were victims of nn o\et sight ou Neptune's part that would soon be remedied. Tlio Atlantic has an unenviable reputation for trencliery and our feelings were considerably hurt on tlie morning of -Hie second day wlieu we came on deck to Hud that a stiff sea and a sloppy deck made it hard to walk without fall- Ing over steamer chairs and sliding iuto people. Tine dny before we had amusi-d onreelvus by trying to find out whether our fellow passengers were British or .Americans by observing wWeh side they passed us, but we gave up trying to observe their customs that day and were content to pass either to the. right or left as the ship tilted and slid-the other man eitherllnrflier or shorter than Jt slid us. 'DIP .next day was, |.iy way of compensation, a perfect .Tune day, ajid throughout, the voyage tine weather held. ' • " ' .Inspired by clear skies one by fine, new faces came on deck. Enterprising passengers organized concerts in the dicing saloon and hops on cluck. The proceeds from the sale of programs, etc.. were given 10 rhe SeamwiY-! Cliarlt- i(«, an equal portion being given to each •side of the water. The offering taken at the Sunday service, which was conducted by Bishop, AVhi-to of Indiana, was added to tJu's.-Miiaklng a total of about $500. The topic- 'In.tbe smoking room was, more nlmn half tlie time, tlie result of the Republican convention which .was being held during the time tho ship was at siea. When the vessel .touched at Queenstown, Ireland, and •iiuwsbnys came out on the lighter wJik-i took the passengers ashore for Ireland there was a rush for Now York Heralds an edition of that paper gotten up English t'oi-ni and looking so unlike that Herald with wihioh we are familiar as possible. WJien tiie result w: known, there was a ratification meeting of patriotic Americans on dec! while the disconsolate Britishers kicked their heels mod gnawed tlie corner of their London Tiimes In the seclusion of tlie smoking room. A landtag was made at Liverpool at 7 a. m., find passengers who'had got- rea Into furious tempers becaaw of getting up for a 5:30 breakfast went ashore and were happy. The second man off tlie boat was A. R.-KEESLING. EVOLUTION Things Must Progress Retrogress. or WHEN MAN APPEARED TRUTH AND POETRY. Faulty road, .. -Hair 11 load, • Smooth and dry, File It h'igii. ' -I/ A. W. Bulletin, WARNING FROM THE BENCH. •fudge Cox, of the Indianapolis police count, fined a, bicyclist some days since, for ".scordilUrg" an the streets and gave him a rebuke La addition. He said: "1C you blieycle iiiders wamt to torch' you Imd bettor go to Brown county ajnd slide down, soon© or the bills there; you can't do it -to. tills town. .Some of'you follows r,ldiiing fast will kffl' sonic due some day, mid there'll be a charge of manslaughter against you. I want to serve notice on ail bicyclists right now that after this no more light flues go. After tills the fine will be heavier a ; ud according to Hie circumstances of eaeh ease." The .Tudge further stated that a bicycle was a vehicle and had no more rigtlis than a.uy other vehicle anrl tha,t i<t was a well established point of 1,-ny a pedestrian has the right of way in preference -to a vehicle, and the burden of oxordslmg- care Is upon the pen-son in charge oC the vehicle. He Now Approaches Perfection-Animals are Degenerates. We are taught that all tiling* have ii beginning and an end. All nature hxs^i period or growth, and of decline. Our forests are mere d'wiurfs when compared with- those of Cornier ages, and our animals .we only remnants of immense species now extinct. Nature ds ever restless and allowing no form to remain stationary. Everything must either progress or retrogress. 'Froth' flic tiny frrass first created there WHS a general rise In form of growth until ihe comparison of the tiny neorn w.lih the sturdy nak becomes insignificant and we arrive at the heights of vegetable development. There we see a. decline just ,-is gradual, just as sn.re urni.l in a<res t.o come t.he last form oC '-'.'serablu life wuiy be similar to the first, it' rhe earth js allowed to. continue on Its present.eoiwse. Thus it is with (lie animal world. Beginning as a mere cell (mere moving creature that hath life.—Genesis 1:20) gradually developing until tihore were animals to which .our elephant is a dwarf. Then followed the dec-lino. Forms have been and are gradually Oisappear- 0 there is u gradual lessening of tli brutal features in the face and a corres, ponding elevation of the forehead. I figure 7 the forehead i.s well developed though the jaws are still quite massive •much more so-than in ligure 8, whicl has lips of better form. Figure 0 Ls a common typo in our day, but nelthei the ehiu nor forehead is ns well propor Honed as ligure 10, which is taken from the outlines of the head of one of om well known 'men. A line drawn from tihe end of the chin to the eyebrows of figure ,10 if continued forward would lardly touch the forehead. But in figure 1 we have an almost: perfect head. A ino drawn from the point of the chin, ouching Hie eyebrows and continued upwards would almost come iu contact with the entire forehead. This would almost make ;i typical head, ami wli.-i'E a gracid man he would be if h made use of the mental power God ha given him. Theory would do well it always foil rierl out, but the ljrai.ii. as ail othe tissues, is ol' very little use unless ercised, ami hence often qnanli:y overbalanced by the energy which pro daces quality, and a .man with an enor brain and almost pel-feet foreheai mny often be seen cleaning the street .1. P. II. lowing reply, which is one of the mos valued souvenirs that the club pos sesses: Gentlemen: Please accept my thanks and appreciation of the members!)!] ticket for 1800 received today. I an glad not to be forgotten. I remembci with pleasure your call upon me some years ago in Columbus. With best wishes toward your eliub, I remain vours sincerely, WILLIAM McKIXLEY. is <loo seldom for a dirt. raid. It sliould be looked after vhiiuever it gets out of shape.—L. \. W. Bulletin, ex i McKINLEY A CLUBMAN. Honorary Member of a Big Chicago Wheel Club. Chicago Inter Ocean: It is not cener- aUr-known, that Major"\ViJliam .VeKin- ley Is a member o,f the Chicago Cycling Club. He was elected to membership A lady'may appear like n Jady \vlien idling a biw-yclr. .-just as well as when in ;i can-iagp. If she doesn't »: isn'f iin> f :u ,it »f rbe bicycle,—!.,. A. \V. lUil.'et!:]. af The roam who knows he doesn't have t.o get mad.—L. Bulld.in. i.s right A. w: .The mam. who aspires TO office these days should pave, life way with good road<?.-L. A. W. Bulk-tin. •TUST A GUESS. •One reason wliy the anarchist Po.-ims at Hie Hrtmtli. we frar. __ Is Iv-'caiise he wui not spare iho time To blow it: oir the beer. —L. A. W. Bulletin. The iran \\-ho won't "turn out" on the ubljo lush-way sliould be nirned dow.u. -I.. A. W. Bulletin. uild wd i* rJie man. ivh.o Jias "^ot the " for he may crush them and a uijK-adaiu road.— L. A. W, If jrold wwe pkmtj- as iron it wouldn't i worth reji cents a pound, and if iron vcw as Sftirce .-i* gold It. would be MI- irely worthless.—L. A. W. Bulletin'. WILL NOT BUY A House and Lot But It Will Purchase Something Just as Valuable conchies that America lakes the best bicycles. Thanks tor ie acfcii0wled«emeuf. It wasn't need- 1.—Cimeimnati Coiwmcrci'al-Tribuue. A girl, a wheel, A shock, ai squeal, A hfender, a thump, A giirl to a lump, A blooimo'r all tora, A niaWon forlorn. —Springfield (111.) Monitor. AN INTERESTING EXPERIMENT Here is am Joterasttog experluieni Chat) is likely to start an argument among your blicycle acquaintances In a moraen't, says an exchange: Place either pedal of your bicycle .at ids fnnthesf point dofwmward or point nearest the ground, and tte a string to the pedal. Now 'have somebody balance your wheel but not retard its rolling' motion. Ask your Mtand which" way, the bicycle will move If you piill backward on the ng, • and almost taTnrlably he will say,,."Forward,": but it does ntot; it moves backwards. Again la the rear Wheel tie a string to -the spoke that Is nearest, the ground and ask Mm which way ithe bicycle will move If the string a pulled .backward. He will probably be caught again. Who can explain this' A community ie Judged by the-roads t keeps-L A W BuMelta. Ing until aquatic life—the first created-may be the last to disappear. With man we find similar conditions. He appeared when animal life had reached its highest development, he Is rising 'higher and higher. He undoubtedly appeared and began his development about the time animal life begau to decline." Hence when we look at our present animals we are viewing a degenerated class and not the highest tpye of animals that have inhabited tha earth. When we consider man, wo are studying the highest type of the class that !$. yet to reach its zenith. Therefore to consider man the direct descendant of our present ape Is absurd. It is not fair to miike a direct comparison between the degenerated head' (flg 1) nnd the 1 highly developed head (flg. 2) in the Illustration. If we compare figure 1 with figure 2 the difference Is not so groat. la looking at figures S, 4 and 5 it is somewhat;,dlfficult to de ternilne just where.' we pass from an! mal to human outlines: Then compar ing figure 5 with figure 6, which would you consider the bl'gher type? In figure 1- we have a type of the : hlgh er form, of degenerated. monkey. It the difference between monkey..anc man ds undoubtedly becoming greater, we can hardly compare this with man, though the similarity In some, respects s very marked. : .'We notice the protruding jaws, flat nose, deep' set eyes, arge ears, niid especially the retreating forehead. The low forehead Indicates he small, amount of brain, and consequently .mental' power nnil;, .as we neaaure mail's• advancement .by his >raln, we can easily see "hbw^ilniited is he mental capadtj of figure 1 In Igure 2 the nose is more prominent aws less massive and forehead i little more projnlnettt In figures 3, 4, 5, and ia 1S01, and hai never forgotttu the fact, as was shown the other day in his reply to a connnuncation from the club notifying him that he was still a member, nnd .therefore a bicycle enthusiast •In spite of the fact that air. ilcKinley Is tiie center of a.u idolizing attention from his numerous admirers all over the country, and Is besieged with congratulations from every hand, he still conscientiously endeavors to 'fulfill bis social duties, in his" own pleasing way. thnt Is constantly adding to his popularity with the masses. Of this the Chicago Cycling Club can bear witness In displaying the recent letter from the great man, which shows Win* ns a man, kindly..and considerate to his unknown friends, even In the moment of his .triumph. The Chicago Club lu 1891, during 'its visit to Columbus, Ohio, where tbe annual election'of rhe L, A. .W. was taking place, took advantage of the presence of Mr. McKinley to call upon the well-known politician. So impressed were the wheelmen' wltlr'the manly qualities of the future President aodhlis genial.bearing that they with •jno accord pressed upon him to become an .honorary, member of the club. 'Mr. McKinley graciously accepted the GENERAL CYCLING GOSSIP. In 1894 there were 90 professionals, now there are 708. The English manufacturers are copying American pedal construction. Italian cyclists are making a determined effort for better roads all through Italy. The L. A. W, racing board made over j 900 suspensions during the past year, Jfl being permanent. Threo hundred riders were transferred to class A thia year. Dr. A. B. Hamilton of Laramie, Wy., hiked into a herd of wild cattle. They ! resented the insnlt and chased the doo- I tor, who got oft with a broken ehoalder :' blade and a smashed wheel Another ohainless bicycle, which, it in claimed, is free from the defects that have characterized other wheels of this character constructed in tho past, is to bo placed on the market shortly. A few cyclists violated the rules issued by the ohiel of police of St..Petersburg, and now several of tho principal thoroughfares, including the Nevsky Prospect and the Grand Morskaja, have been closed to all riders of wheels. Nineteen hundred and fifty-six sanctions were granted by the L. A. W. during the past year, netting $4,000. About 6,500 letters were written, of which copies were retained, and 7,000 besides, an average of nearly 50 a day. The ' , Cycling, fwd Flirtation. Speaking of bicycles, -a dyspeptic writer says they have mined flirtation. That is not true. In a contest between flirtation and anything else the anything will be worsted. Flirtation ia a more or less proper attendant of whatever goes.ob, and the wheel carries it into hitherto inaccessible placeB, if there is anyplace to which it has not belobgod. . •.. Let no one expect too much of the modern vehicle. It carries the identical kind of human nature that has existed einco the world began.—Wheel. QneenibwnT'i Challenge. The Marquis of Queenabsrry, accord- jto an English paper, is open to back membership In a pleasing little address, which .the boys; will never forget, and which has won -him some sturdy supporters' a'moiiK the wearers -of- the Chicago etar. '.-••'. • Recently the club sent • congratula tlons,to the nominee of tbe Hepubllcuh wrty, hud'aieebmpanied theni'',wltli an honorary membership ticket 'for tiie )resent year They Uttle thought thit :belr n,ote^\ould be seen in the bundle af letters of which the popular Major s daily the recipient What was their surprise and delight to receive the fol ., r At, ilf for $500 against any amateur ist of his own. weight. : which js a trifle over 154 ponnda, .Here's a chance for Paderewski or other notabilities who do not scale over his weight.. The next on tbe programme will bo a match race between John Ball and Dnclo Sam., When this last event is pulled oft, listen for the eagle's,scream!—Bearings. pn« War to .Prevent, functnrM, jA novol method of proycutlng punoturei In pneumatic tiros Is; b> »le a. plooo o( -pot- gut or strong string f ross tho front .forks and roar frame just about an eighth or a quarter of nn inch above tho tires, so M to ootch and take one any tacks or splinters sticking in the outer cover.—New ST<wk Rnoorder Journal Will Be Delivered at Your House for $1 Per fear •» IN ADVANCE, IINIU DROP a POSTAL CARD Giving- Name and Street Number^