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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

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SUPPLEMENT. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1896. PAGES 9 TO 12. LONDON_LETTER A. R. Keesling- Gain* Impressions of John Bull. BRITISHER IN TOWN Is a Poor Dresser—The Henley Defeat. London, .Inly 7. ISOt!. (Spi-dal Correspondence Tlie Journal.) Most American 1 tourlksts mkae a beeline for London as soon as possible after landing and -form their first impressions of English lire from that shade of It which is prominent in the world's metropolis. This Is somewhat, unfair to tlie remainder of Queen Victoria's subjects but there is no place like London in which all types of the native Englishman may b-e found, a.ud studied. Even. I lie Englishman in remote parts will, if he can afford it, run :u once a year to London during the season io ab sorb its characteri'Stlcs and the sain key-note is struck by every Londoner be he street-boy or '-'is nibs." An American who has boon over ; dozen or ,=o times gives it as his opinioi that the Englishman is ''becoming c'iv Hissed—slowly." That means only UI.T he is adopting, more or less conservatively, Americanism.. He has fo.und it profitable to give hi to some extent to the whiniri of tlie thousands of American tourist,-! that annually Invade his. shores and are willing to turn theii pocket-books over to him, proved that they can get what they want, they want it—not as the Englishman chooses to give it to them. The deliberation with which he does everything from iliglitinff'Itii-- pi-pe,fc> gettingmurrfed Is praiseworthy, perhaps, bub aggravating to an American who is habitually in a hurry. Instead if risking'his procimis neck in a mad dive aero-* a crowded thoroughfare aa an American would for tlie gain of. perhaps, a quarter of a minute, he stops ou the curbing so long •that you almost think he is entrusting his .soul to the protection of a Divine Power and, when lie sees a passage clear, walks calmly across, unmindful of the cabs and trams -thatliave pulled up rather than run him down. It an undignified and impatient American should run.against him and knock him"galley jvest," .he stop*, gazes long and latently after the offender and then, releasing .tlio .half-square of congested traffic behind him, goes over and spend.* ton minutes telling his troubles' to a policeman. •' | From the moment of landing we. had j gazed in wonderment at the enormous ! masses of beautiful hair tUat adorn the j heads of almost all the English women ' and even made uotcs on me esrraoi'diu-^.tjio airy ov.er-prodtiction of hirsute ndo'rn- meut. But an- American girl, with the ' use of sund-ry inexplicable terms and , 1:Iie aid of a regent street siiop window: ' _ finally betrayed.her English sifiters and we now look with skeptical eyes upon elaborate coiffures. Our eyes have-' been open to tho extent that we'long to ' rub a moistened towel across the ruddy cheeks of -the English damsel to see its' the kind of complexion that corae in. two-sliillijig bottles. A man gets ini dcop water wlien he essays to dcscu'li a wam.nJi's dressing, but, without goin into detail, it may bo said that Englis women, just at this time,, appear to b suffocating under -the load of siliw an satins th.it Dame Fashion lias imposet upon thorn and it affords actual i-clic to see an. American! who doesn't look a if isho was in the advanced stages o osplryx ration. But no hosi'fiiflon- is necessary l.r speaking of the .men's apparel. Thr>; are abominably dressed. Fancy au Eug lisbman with a pink aaid green necktie and a maroon, and yellow band nbou his straw -hat cri'tleizlmg an old-mastci in the art gallery of tlie South Kensing ton. Museum. But their sclf-complac ency is admirable.- Jf yon make the acquaintance of a typical London gentleman im the compartment of. a train back to the city, he will take a reef In the enormous coat that fits him like a tent cover on one side amd Ts too small for him on tho other, give his silk liat— Englishmen play termls hi thetr ever- lasggg silk hats!—no admonitory stroke before putting It on the rack, plant his shoes, the. size and shnpc of shovels, on the cushions opposite and casually tell you 'how execrably you are clothed. As he warms np n'nd lite neckwear gets nearer the top of <hLs collar, he will lean over and hi a fatherly voice,. If you happen- to luive .won his interest, give you the address of lite tailor on Piccadilly with n. strong admonition to go, via the back streets, to th'at place and 'fcet some decent togs". After all, "Ite iflll in tlie point of view." llondey during the..regattais the place to view the Britisher' In his glory. Tho events of the three days rowing races will have gone oi> record before this readies print but at the time of writing the first day's races have just, concluded and Yale has met a.n Inglorious defeat iu the preliminary trial with the crew frojn Lcuuuler. Ever since, linid- Ing, the first question itslcod by the Americans one meets Is: "How do you like the iioinliurt'lon?',' tho second, "Are yon going to Hrmloy?" The Yale men have been nttemling strictly to business and the London papers have been led to believe that flwrc was "a nigger In the wood pile." Never was a crew more valiantly supported by Its countrymen. But fate decided agalus: Yale in the drawling for the preliminary hijafc :>y opposing to her the most formidable of the Knglinh crews and the slight advantage gatoed by drawing the best side of the course was rendered valueless by a perfectly cailm day. The race did not bring out the long-oontinned excitonnMit: Miat t!i-e customary American four-mile race, witnessed from trains rnnniiig along'-wle does, for it. was till over in seven- minutes and fourteen seconds from the boom of the camion and the six hundred Yule men who oan'.e over to witness the race and par- kike of (he triumph with tlieir crow hud nn equivalent for their money. Til;.- Fourth was celebrated her'. 1 iu a ijn-leter nuuiiiivr'ilia.n at home but it was the glorious .Fourth to American* the world over. Wherever tlie re was an America.!! aud a Hag, rhe "Stars and Stripes" wei'e displayed. The only demonstration CM conventional li-ues \vaa at the Crystal Palace where some lire worlds were set off with more or hs< enthusiasm by some Englishmen for tho I'dfllL-ation- of such Americans ns were, willing to come.out and give up a half-crown to .see th'om. A dinner was given by the American Clubs at which the United States ambassador presided and tilic spo.eelies, (.-liietly harp-ing on tho n>ece*-sity of harmony among English-speaking nations, were reported verba-tihn :ln tlie next 'morning's papers. Following this dinner,.the dooivs of tho embassndor's residence were thrown ope.n iuul about six hundred Americans •dropped -in" and were shaken hands with, served with light refreshment!? ind "dropped out." Every room into which the. guests were shown was 1 raped with United States flags and ilongside of each hung the British 'Union Tack." The idea that th-c Englishman has'oC lie day we celebrate is amusing. A London dally gravely informed i'-s eade.rs that "This Is tho day which the young American celebrates by shooting .holes iu his dotha* with fire crackers ;nid the adult by gathering about the festal boa.i-d, laden with turkey 'and sausage." And yet it is claimed that Briton, i-s devoid/of a sense of humor! / • It would seciiu t.u;i-t in"a city of this .size, .widen fcs would be of frequent occurrence. 1'ei'ha-iiiS Ilio national tro.it of lookSig before leaping Is responsible for tlnKiotiiceablc absence of them. Instead of having ambulances, fire-Dng'ties and patrol wago:is dashing down tliostrcotrf at frequent intervals,'as .is the case in American cities of one-sixth- tlie size, the twiiiouUiry'LsiScldoirt broken by the j alarm of a gong. Even It .It were and tire peace was shattered' into a thousand, fragme.n't.s the London papers would pass evunly -over it unless, per-' cli.i'ueo," ivmio member o-f (lie nobility were concerned. 'If -Tommy Atkins amuses himself by going home and killing his family a.m.1 injuring half tnu neighborhood f.he readers'are spared inoro than a tsIx-liTic item' about it. But if Sir \Vbatslsniaiue has me'misfortune to tumble off lite horse while he is taking his morning consfitutional or Lady Humible drives through the park in company with Hie 'thirty-fourth, lady in waltSug to H. M., tht Queen, the daillc* give S^wbolc affair with a headline, and detms down to tho amount of skin scraped off His Highness' nose or tho o!olor~of Lady Humble's sun shade. There are worse things than seaiat'o.!!- ilism in newspaper making. A. H, KEESLING. WILLTRY TO BREAK RECORD Two-Hundred flile Relay Race, Tuesday. Road The bicyclists of Frankfort are preparing a 200-miMo relay road race for m;st Tuesday aad it is designed to nwike ifeb'e 'route rum from Frankfort to Kokosno, ta Foru, to Lognusporf, Dflplut, Laifayotte, Orawl'onlsville and ba.ck -to Firauikfart with riders from iw.li place pa;rtilalpal:iing. An effort wUI be mode, to lower tJio western nxioi'd forswoli a race. The Ei'vonAk' Cycle Club wili.pro- vhliu iJi«.> tiwo ridel's who will take up ['he -race-at.'1;lnis poijit and ride to Delphi. "Who they w.iilil be has no.t yet been de- uiided buit Charles Grant will probably be one of tlwim.' It will be a drive from 1 Nta.rt to have $i>0,000 or .more per an-mim. The work of the bureau should bo simply o( oxluc-aliing type. All the latest and mast .approved morhads af road building should be kept track of and full i-n- formfliMftn on the subject secured, compiled and put. in such shape as to be available for u*e by .ill who call for it. Object lessoius should 'be prepared for ocular dtfiiioiMra.ttan. of methods. Especially (should full tables be compiled of DUe data secured as TO expense, material, etc. We must take tins qiTcwtlc-u up ami push. Jr at tho next session.of Cong-ross.—L, A. W. Bulletin. BICYCLE BAOGAGE CARS. An Invention Which is Being Tried on the Pennsylvania. TEX CONDENSED Hr.NTS ].\ :rEACHIXC A AV01IAX TO K1DE. 1. Si'K'ct. a (;iiiet place.-smooth, and. if possible, wlii'h a flight down grade. 2. Mount from 'the le.ft siih: of ihe wheel. ;>. Ar. tho srart droji the «<i v nt post as low ns possible and in-uline the seat at a slight angle with the peak sloping .down. -1. See that the lady places her feet on r-he pedals so that the ball <>f the foot rests on the rubber.*. ~>. Hold the wheel by you? right hand' under the sent plllar.aiiid do not use the left for tho -handle-bars unless compelled to do so. , fi. Con-fideiK-e in the balaneo is only to be obtained by instructing the lady to lino .13. B. Taylor, superintendent of punta tiiciii O'f tlie re-nniisyivamia \is\s pri'p.'wd p'a.iw for t\n ari'iijjfji?- nient wiieroby bicycles can be easily carried la cars wlilioirt i-iifO'nvoiik v 'jr:vn^' the baggagcimain. or in any way expos. i'n-g t.lic WiheiiU to injury from oilier b.'iggjigo faiHJiug on llu^n. A number of cln-miis are arntngwl ait the top of tin- baggage car so tiluvt Hie -whoiiLs can be hung tip ais .not to interfere in any way with ofliuei' baggage. These clamps are made spee.ia-My for this purpose a-ml will prove a g:w.t :ni-d to I'he already nineh worked ageitt. Three cars wiJl be titte;! i:j' ait oince. by Che. Ft, Wayne company and wiM bo tried on some of nheir popular ct'iitus. If 'tilie t't'Ja.1 proves a success all the baggago cars on the line will be provided in tilie same maiiiier. Mr. T.aylfcr lias sjieinit much 1 lii'me In 'ti-y.mg to. solve tlifi probl-e.m of Iiicycle frares- MAUD MULLER -Maud Muller, on, a siiniiuer's day, Mounted her wheel and rode away. BtMio.-itlt her bine cap glowed a wealth Of large- red freckles and firsf-r.iti> health. Singling, (ihe rode, and her merry glee Frightened the .sparrow from his tree. But wli-en she was several miles from town. Upon a 1i.iilLslope, coasting down. Tho swoot song died, aud a vague un rest And a sort of terror filled her breast— A fear thai she hardly dared to own. For wli.-u If her whw! shnnld strike . stone? e scorched s\\'Iftly down tbo Tin; .hid road! .Tu>t then ,<!ie heard his tire explode! He carried his wheel into :.he shade Of iho apple tree.*., to awa.it the maid. And he asked her if she would kindly loan Her pump 10 him, as he'd lost his own. She lefn -her ' wheel with a springly jump. Ami. in h-As rhan a jiffy produced her ' pump. And she Mushed as down gave it, looking her feet gown. once hid by a training Then said, the Judge, away, "Tis very lino todav." as ho ' jjumped weather we're having BIES. GARRET A. HOEAKT. Mrs, Hobart, wifo of tlio Kiinnblic.'xn -vice p-.-caicU'iitinl candidate, VMS a d-inphter of Socratci Tuttlc, of Fsitanon.X . J . SIio bec/iino Mre. Hobni-t about twenty-five 7ears ago. Slie ia a comely and accomplished woiimu and possesses- a keen wit. to look down at the is way she forgets her look ahead, not handle-bars; Jn-tl nervousness. 7. Little by littJo slack your hold on the seat pillar, owl when you. have done so still walk by the side oil' the.wheel',- bur at first do not lot her know th'at yon Lave let go. S. Teach- her to stop easily, as many' fall off when first learning, and impress upon her to slaw np and step gracefully from the wheel. '). Tl.ipidlty' comes with practice; go, slowly at first.until the balance is well paBsifflrcni, iiiwJ now tlnluJis Ui-nt lie has fouind the riftihit nuH.hocl. At tjic rate o£ shymvcu't of w-hwte as baggage is'fn- creas'ui?. tlie niiiJro-ads will soon be com- pf'Uod to put oil' extra baggage c.-irs. It is liho-nglit by some that :i return to f:!i.-i.rg!;tig for tranispOT'-lalion wMl .soon lie made otn lihils'accoimf. 10. And fcbeu, n tor sue lias learned t ride, teach her to hold her bicycle cor rcctly while walking with. it. Noth ing looks so bad as to see a indy unabl to manage her wheel when off. KHYMED .RULES FOR WOMEN, I\» mount the wheel with perfect grace, "«'I rat see the pedals are in place; t- right the centre half around. The left the -nearest to the ground. Draw back the wheel a little, thus, To give it proper impetus. •:-. Your hoods upon the handle bar Should be ns dainty touches are. Then press wltb right foot, till you see The taslde pedal rising .free. WERE TURNED DOWN. « National Conventions Did Not Make a Good Roads Plank. Don't be In haste, .the pedal-Tight Describes the circles, sinks from sight; ut ere it meets your foot once more You're mounted and the lesson's o'er. Subscribe for The Journal.. Thle Doiuociutlic National convention b« over, and, Hike' the Rcpublica-ns WP wore turned down, on the good roads. plauik. There was a great Interest In our favor but as fair, as we can learn a niiscotteeptlBD of out wJehes prevailed. From expre&stons .dropped by onr friends it IS ertdenit .that some of. tiliem had n'Q idea 'tliuit 1 ' the league \vlshed. the goveiiimont to engage actively in the oopstrnebSon oif ilmiproved highways. Suoh.'Js not the anise; -What. .wo. desire! IB. aai expeailimonital station and lnfor : . m!atk>a buj'eau;on a scale_ sufficiently, ex-; tauslye to coyer the: .ground. General: Koy-Stoaeis-aoiw at tihe head of such, a burcnin,,but iB-» 'badly hampered by! Incfcof funds ns'fo'lW'Unable to'make a- slvowlug. 'Tlic sum nHoTml for him 1 tttr Tvork Is about ?10,000. He BETTER KEEP STILL. H yo.ua.' dentist .t-Hles a wheel- for heaven's Nike forbear to meuti'o-n- it to him when yon isilt in ilillis cih«i,i!r. I Inadvert- antly. saild soui'Otliiiug to uiiu6 Testerdny a* lie was fitfilng a rubber apvou in my •m'ouBh, Jwidtog the coalers down with weighta ;iiiid stirajw over my head, and preparing to' -make -me suffer. Having claitniped 'tiro s*e»l ixorsesh'oe over my tooth, he Ue.gaiu.'a disqiiiisii.tjoiion wheels that lasted- felf aiu .hour. At tirst 1 nrted.tio senin interested, but mere was 'the pain, and following i-t the loss of speech. I sait, wllcli my poor mouth proppe.l wlid-e open, -uua.blt' to • say "Stioj)!" It appeaatog Mia.t he Iiad for- gottfln whoit I was there fo-r, I tore tilne rubber out, »nd legalailiug the use of any tottguo. accepted Ills apology and asked 'hta to set to work, Tliere is n;o doubt tl'uut Bpnile wifo -ride have wheels iiu theilir heads;— N«w York Pi*eiss, He spokt of the grass and flowers au-d trees; Of twenty-mile ruts and ceutiiries; And Maud forgot that no trailing gown Was over her bloomers hanging down. But tlie tire was fixed, alack-a-day! ' The Judge remounted aiid rode .away. Ma.nd Muller looked aud sighed, "Ah, me! That I rJip Judge'.; .bride might be! My /'.Mflier should have a bran new wheel Of the costliest make aud the Coest steel. Aud I'd give oue-to ma of the same design, So that fihe'd cca.sc to borrow mine. 1 ' The Judge looked back, as he climbed rise hIJl And <?aw Maud Muller standing still. "A prettier faca aud a form more fair I've seldom gawd at, I declare: Would she wore mine, and I today Could make her put those bloomers away!" But he thong-lit o-f tho sister*, proud-aud cold, And shuddered to think bow they would scold. IT he should, one of. these afternoons, Come homo with a bride in pantaloons! He married a wife of richest dower, Who .bad never succumbed to t bloomer*' power;. WILL NOT BUY A House and Lot But It Will Purchase Something 1 Just as Valuable Yet oft while- wreaths curl, lie thought of girl; watching the smoke that freckled bloomer Bicycle slang has not yet reached an extensive vernacular, ,but the following gives one .some idea .of 'future possibilities: "Your tire Is punctured," i-ndi-. cotes .'that the story you are telling lacks the probable element of truth.. Reek- ess .statements are called "coasting." A/very ancient yarn is a - "century." A young couple sharing'a mutual'-'fond-; ness are "riding. 1 tandem."' A man lead-. ng.n 'fast Me is "geared .too-high." An, )i'd fogy Jsteferred to RB a "high ^vlieel"! A' cheap bicycle ft called a "ga«plpe" L handsome lady rider a "cyclodona " Of the way she st.ood there, pigeon- toed. While he was pumping beside the read. She married a -man who clerked iu a store, And many children played round her door. An'd thi'eii'her 1 bloomers brought her joy! She cut theju down for her oldest boy. But still of the Judge she often thought,' And sighed o'er the loss that her bloomers wrought. ' Or wondered If wearing .them was a sin, Aud then confessed: "it might have been." Alas for the Judge! Alas for the maid! Dreams were their only stock in trade. For of all wise words of tongue or'pen, The wisest are these: "Leave pants for 1 men!". • . . Ah, well! For us all hope still remains— For the bloomer girl and the man 6t ; brains. .. ... • • . And, in hljie hereafter, .bloomers may Be not allowed to. block the way 1 —Frotn' the Buffalo Commercial. The Sunday Journal Will Be Delivered at YOUP House for Per fear IN OR. lilt II DROP tram CUD Giving _ Subscribe ,for,The Journal ana Street Number.

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