Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on July 19, 1896 · Page 11
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, July 19, 1896
Page 11
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The Daily Journal THE BEST 1 PAPER IN THE CITY, IS ,FORTY CENTS A MONTH, NOW. Send in your Name and Street Number on a Postal Card. Fighting » Till. An Interesting case to the wheelmen of northern cities will soon come up before the supreme court of Alabama. Up to March 15 of this year the authorities of Mobile charged cyclists 25 cents for a tag, which was registered in a book, with the name of the owner of the cycle bearing that number, so that In case of an accident the owner of the cycle, if at fault, might be identified by his tag. When the general council adopted the license ordinance for the current year, which became effective March 15, they were imposed a tax of $1 on all riders of wheels. The payment of this fee or license was resisted in suits brought by Hugh Rolston and Colonol F. P. Davis In the circuit court, asking an injunction against the city tax collector of Mobile to restrain him from collecting the tax. The temporary Injunction was granted, but upon the hearing of the case before the chancery court the chancellor -dismissed the injunction on the ground that the plaintiffs bad their remedy in a court of law. He placed the bond to reinstate the cass at $100, which was given, and the records in tbe case are now being made out by Mclntosh & Rich, attorneys for the cyclists, and will -be forwarded to the supreme court In a few days. The cyclists had an offer from the League of American Wheelmen to fight the case, but they declined the offer with thanks and will make the fight themselves. Tbe Hcnlrj Kecctta. Henley Is the foremost amateur row- Ing regatta in tho world. It was established in 1839 by the citizens of Henley contributing 100 guineas for the pur- E. J. WEN-DELL. chase of a trophy, which became the grand challenge cup, to be raced for annually by eight oared crews. Subsequently other trophies .were added: In '42, Steward^' Challenge cup for fours; Diamond Challenge Sculls in '44; Silver Goblets for pair-oars in '45; also, In Ladles Challenge Plate for eight-oared crews; In '47, Visitors' Challenge Cup for fours; In '55, Wyfold Challenge Cup for fours; in 'G8 Thames challenge cup for eights. Of -these, all are open to the world, except the Ladles' Plate, to which only English 'varsity, college and public schools eights are eligible. The Visitors' Cup is open only to college and school crewe. It will be of interest to people going abroad and. taking their wheels with them to know that the steamship lines charge $2.50 for the transportation of a wheel, and that it is necessary to have it crated, as bicycles are put clown into the hold along with other bulky baggage. The crating will cost $1 and will bo done at any bycyclo repair shop. The same crate can be used on the return trip, but of course there will be a small charge for storing It on the other eide during the trip. A SHEEP STORY. An EiiRllHhman TelU of tho Remarkable Sucucliy uf it rot Lamb. Having read from time to time notable instances of eke sagacity of dogs ami cats, it lias occurred tome, says a.writer in the London Spectator, that the following' well-authenticated record of the in ted licence of a sheep may possess at least the interest of novelty. Two years apo a lamb- owned by a gentleman whose farm lies close to Lough Foyle v,-as left motherless. A yardman in charge of the ilock nursed and fed the little orphan. She became very tame, ni;d wns petted by her' master's children. Last year she had grown into " young sheep, with a lamb of her own. One day some dogs ran through the pasture grounds, and the frightened flock scattered and fled through the field, which wfts a large one, sloping toward the shore. The yardman, Aleck, banished the intruders and collected the sheep, as he supposed, into safety. An hour or two afterward the pot sheep rushed past the dwelling house apparently in grea-tdistrces. With piteous bleatings she went to the Icxlgi.' gate, where Aleck was sitting at his noonday meal, and, coming dose to him, .seemed to seek his Ijelp. As he rose from the table she ran out of the house and straight through tho pasture to the shore. He followed her, and soon saw the cause of her alarm. Her lamb, terrified by tho dogs, had fled to a little peninsula among the rocks, which the incoming tide had transferred into nn island. Of course, it. could not cros^ the strait and the mother could not siive it, therefore she appealed to tho power and sympathy of her human fiiend. Her trust in his help was not disappointed, and she and her rescued offspring were soon safely reunited. EXISTENCE OF RABIES DOUBTED. rhj-nlclan* Say Fright I* at the Bottom of Hourly All Alleged Cft»rn. An interesting letter was issued the other -lay by the Ameriwm Antivivisection society appealing to the public not to circulate sensational stories about alleged mad dogs and the terrible results of people being bitten by them. Such accounts, it states, frighten peo-^ pie into nervous disorders, and yet there is upon record a great mass'of testimony from physicians asserting the extreme rarity of hydrophobia, even in tbe dog. The letter -juotes n number of prominent physicians in support of the theory that practically there is no such affliction to mankind as hydrophobia. Dr. Hii'iim Corson, lale president of the Pennsylvania Medical society, who was 94 years old, wrote: "I have never seen a real case of hydrophobia." Dr. Vrail Green, the eminent physician of Lafayette college, who is over SO years old, writes: "I have never had n cu.se of hydrophobia, nor have I evtr seen a case." Dr. Matthew Woods, who has been :n quest of the disoase for 20 years, asserts that he r.cver snw hydrophobia in cither man or animal, although s.x years ago be offered $100 reward to any person bringing 1 him such a. patient. He says further thai he hns never met a physician who had seen a case of the disease. Such distinguished physicians ns Dr. Theophilus Pnrvin, Thomas G, Morton and Joseph W. Ilearn say thnt fright is responsible for nearly all alleged cases of rabies. EnKllK'i L»'wyem. The difference between a counsel and a queen's counsel—or, in the event of a l<ing being on the throne, a K. C.—is that the latter is .supposed to be able to appear as the sovereign's advocate Tlot.li arc entitled to wear wifT and gown; but the gown of tho latter is silk. :ind the former is of "stuff." Tho queen's counsel can take only what- is termed "lending business." *%, Arthur N, Baker; M.0.f OPTICAL SPECIAL'S r. Our 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- «lt us. Examination. ^V, O Bee: Fourth St. opposite Keeellog'e drug store. We are the only pci )ns In the city doing our line of work. Coll and see our eye :otectoi s for B Icycle RMers. Every one should have NOTES OF THE WHEEL VIEWS AND REVIEWS OF THE POPULAR PASTIME. The Hereditary Blcycllit One of the Oddelt Prodnett of tho Aeo—Does the Hump Add Speed — Tl.o Tire ftlooinAH. NB OF THE ODL)- est developments of this age of wheeling Is the hereditary bicyclist. The children of parents who are devoted to the Tvheel are found to possess natural ap 111 tides In the way ol wheeling. : .A case In point is that of little Grover Servlss of Chicago. His parents are expert bicyclists, and Grover, though only 4V4 years old, is a steady and swift performer on the little wheel that was built for hie especial use, and goes through the tricks of older wheelmen without an error. It Is said that the little cyclist is not afraid to attempt any feature of fancy trick riding that he-sees. Hls-remark- able power of mimicry Is not dimmed by fear. It required but one view of a trick rider's work to start him riding Ills wheel backward, to stand upon his •head, ride the hind wheel, the front one being held from the ground, etc. He is | a .nine days' wonder, not only in his immediate neighborhood, but all over his native state. Doci the Hump Acid SpuedT In the cycling, as in tho Individuality of a man's work, or handwriting, do peculiar characteristics manifest themselves. At every cycle meet, where ainuiteur riders centered, is this fact apparent, and the youthful "speeders" do literally "hump" themselves in a manner which, to the-experienced eye and •the hygienic mind, are at once humorous and deplorable, Tho examples of incorrect positions on the wheel given herewith, Is that of young Underbill, of Columbia College. At Manhattan Beach, tire camera of the photographer caught .him seemingly wasting needed energy in the attempt to jam the front bar throuh to China, and follow it -headlong into the land of tea and tom- toms. The Tire Hoomer«v 'We are ready to quit this ceaseless race after records on our tires." So said the representative of a big Chicago tire concern recently. "The public Is begi-nning to understand that, after all, the claims of the manufacturers that so-and-so -did this, and so-anti-so' did that, on their tires, don't amount to a row of pins, especially when all sorts of dickers are made with the speed merchants to get tbem to use a certain kind of tire. It is a confidence game .that the tire people have worked to the limit.. The market is saturated with claims now, and the purchaser of tires cares little whether some racing men •have startled tho earth by a succession of great victories on a certain make this -season. The public knows that these men may have ridden another brand last season, or may be riding another make next week. The riders go where the most money is offered. So, as I said before, we are ready to quit this ceaseless strify. 1C there could be a combination of iii^Kr.'s to effect the discontinuance of thir. terrible expense for advertising anO for riding fees, the price of tires might be reduced with good results for the makers and users. But judging from the way one concern is jumping into the arena this year to get every record in sight, no matter what the cost, It would appear that remarks like mine will fall upon barren ground. These spendthrift makers will some day see the logic of my advice to combine and agree to do no advertising of this record- breaking sort. I have been In the business long enough to realize that there is nothing in this continuous effort to make the public believe that purchased GROVER SERVISS. (He is 4% years old and weighs 32 pounds.) performances, be -they ever so phenomenal, materially enhance the selling value of tires." lrig a Club. The actual organization of the club is a simple matter. There are always leading spirits who seize upon the favorable conditions at hand to say: "We must have a club."- There should be very little red tape about the preliminaries. The leading spirits commence Informally at any time and place where they happen to congregate, and the suggestion "goes." Everybody resolves himself into a committee of one to tell tha "boys" or the "girls" to meet- at •uch a time ».nd place and talk It over. ir these organizers mean business, and It is supposed they do, tha best method of procedure Is to form a temporary organization as best adapted to purposes of discussion. The temporary chairman, then states the object ol the meeting and the further development of the organization of the club proceeds along parliamentary line*. For the purposes of a temporary organization a chairman and secretary certainly, a treasurer possibly, are all the officers required, A committee on permanent organization, whose principal duty it shall be '.o select the permanent officers, is appointed. Such a committee secures the consent and cooperation of those whom it desires to have as officers, and saves much time and possible embarrassment to those who attend the meeting at which the permanent organization is effected. Committees on resolutions and constitution and by-laws are appointed at the same time. Everything should be in readiness at the next meeting, which should be called as soon as possible. Following the report of the committee on organization the permanent officers should be elected. With the report of the committee on resolutions and the report of the committee on constitution and by-laws, the club Is well under way, and with the election of Its permanent officers It becomes an assured fact,' I'nlno Al:irm. Some pnpere have printed the alleged advice of an ex-racer, who is on the staff of an eastern paper, to use soap upon the chiin instead of graphite, if the links appear to require a lubricant. Every man cr woman v/ho takes that advice should be permitted to turn in an expense account against the paper. Soap contains water and some free potash, so that its application means oxidization just as certainly as if water were to be poured upon the metal. There is no reasonable excuse why soap should be substituted for graphite. Two FlritU for Eddie Italil. E, C. Bald was the star of the South End Wheelmen's bicycle meet at Philadelphia the other atternoon, and over eight thousand persons turned out at - THE UNSIGHTLY HUMP, the Tioga to see last season's Class B champion make his first appearance in that city "as a professional. Bald won both the one-mile open and one-mile handicap in fast time, but in his attempt to lower the one-mile state record (paced) of 1:59, he was not able to do better .than 2:00. The amateur state record was broken by W. G. Douglass. The previous record was 2:04, made by Harry Tyler, when en amateur, and the new mark made by Douglass is 2:02 4-5. Peter Itcrlo-ln tho V*n. The largest entry list of the season was'entered for the race meet of the Atlanta Wheelmen at the Waverly (N. J.) race track, the other day, and In consequence some excellent racing was the result. Over 5,000 people witnessed the events, which although evenly contested, and run off in fast time, were marred by many falls, as the result of the largo fielcis. The professional star of the meet was Pete Berlo, of Boston, who, besides capturing both the "pro" events, rode a fast mile behind 'his "quint." The honors among the amateurs were divided between Bert Ripley, who rode a mile behind a triplet in 1:57 2-5; Jos'. Harrison and W, L. R. Left'erson, of the Harlem Wheelmen, and G. H. Hawkins, who made his debut as a novice yesterday. •' AmorlcAn Wliflol« Abroad. The American wheel has already become a favorite in Germany, according to a report sent to the state department at Washington by United States Consul-Genera] Mason. He states that until the American wheel was introduced bicycles of any sort for women were unknown in the German empire. Last summer, when American tourists were travelling on wheels through the empire, they were giving the Germans an opportunity to study the mechanism of our wheels and the G-ermans were deeply Impressed with them. On top of that, an American rider won a race on a bicycle of the ordinary stock pattern sold everywhere and that caught the German dealers. They forthwith began to order wheels of American manufacture and now the better part of their trade calls for the American wheel. Many flrms are engaged in manufacturing wheels in Germany, but they are not to be compared with the wheels turned out trere. The lightest of them weighs twenty-six pounds, and that lightness is secured by importing Irom America wooden rims and other material. Mr. Mason j.s confident that American manufacturers who will send to Germany wheels weighing twenty-one to twenty-five pounds will be rewarded with a brisk trade. ". Miss M. V. Youroans is one ot tne latest of the young sopranos to make a hit in New York, city, Marguerite.'Reld, a young American singer, Is being heard at Covent Garden, London. Weak Eyes or Poor Sight We fit glasses! to relieve headache. Do> your eyes water? Do letters blur while read:* ing ? If you have any trouble with your eyes consult us. J. D. TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, ( Dr. King's School of Optics. ^ Chicago Optlia'mic Collcgro^ -i Cockburn Brothers' Office, Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Building, Write Fire Insurance in companies that pay losses promptly. Sell you a Life Insurance Policy contract in a first-class company th.i* cannot be Improved. .--«i$;. We can dispose of your properly if listed with us at a fair value in a short time. We have nil kinds of property to sell or trade. Money to loan on farm or city property in any amount from $200 up. Make yonr wants known by consulting ,, ' ; • : \ Cockburn Brothers, Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Building, LOGANSPORT, INiK Wood and Iron Pomps at Wholesale Prices. Sis ft Wooden Pumps with Polished Iron or Porcelain-lined Cylinders.$2.30 . Six ft Wooden Pumps with 3-inch Cylinders for 1% Iron Pipe ....... ?2.GO Large Cistern Pumps C ft long ................................... 5 1 - 9 '* The above pumps are 6 inches square. Small Cistern Pumps 5 Inches square and C ft long .................. $1-68 Iron Well Pump with 3-Inch Cylinder for 1% Pipe ................... $2:75 Also all kinds of pump repairing do ne by John J. Hildebrandt, TEL. III. (Mutual.) 408 Fourth Street, LOGANSPOR Maple Grove. Maple Grove. Lots on Broadway, Market, North, High, George and Spear streets for sale on very easy terms. Parties desiring to build can buy lots on time and use money for building. I can sell you Improved'city property or fnrms. Two houses to trade for vacant lots. Money to loan. Joe T. McNary. The u Vendome; FRANK BEAMER, Prop. The Vendome will be refurnished ,ind made the finest Cafe in the city. This restaurant is equipped with all tuc modern improvements. Plenty of electric fans lo keep all cool while enrin g. Meals on short notice. Every thing the market affords in season. RIVERSIDE CYCLING CLUB. CLUBHOUSE: No. 527 BROADWAY. A Rest for Weary Riders. OFFICERS: PRESIDENT. Jos. KBKIR VICK-PRHSIHJMT. V. W. SKINKKK, fKCKETAHT, CBAS 6RANr. TBIASl'KXR, M. W. OBHUCBilN. tTlWARU, C. A. SHAKF. All riders over 15 years of age elegible to membership. Initiation fee SI. Dues after first month 50c per month. &j'&^'*v£^^^

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