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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, August 2, 1896
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LO T A OURNAL. SUPPLEMENT, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1896. PAGES 9 TO 12. WEEKLY LETTER. they're not, tliey should be. The shoi' keepers i>uts half lite goods lu tlie win- Journal Man Abroad-Second ! dow ana in- the smaller shops wlien a Message from London. Ixnulon, July 14, isoo. For Tlie Journal: ' John Bull's Uttiks island has been overrun by Amt'irlcans to a-n unusual extent this summer au-il just at this time the fortes of the invaders are concentrated tit London. Tho season -\a at Its height ami American cliar.ifterlNtii-N we prominently osse-rfteil everywhere. One ot the last Iwats over w:v* n speclaJily-clwrtered HWT which had for itn imsse.ngers the Honorable Artillery co-:npa.n-y of Boston, with tlielr cousins aiiwl aunts, ami the Salem Cadet Baud. They came upon the unsuspecdng Londoner with ;i swoop and whether lie seeks refuge in the ball at tlie top of St. Paul'.-! Cathedral or conceals himself in the crypts of Westminister AblH-j-. ho is covered by Che gleam of t.he inquisitive, spectacled eyes of the Bostwilans. Tliey have been alternately the guests and the cn- tertaliK-ns ot a siinllnr' l Loiidon organization and they have been banqueted and reviewed by royalty and tlie nobility to tho'r'heart's content and (.lie envy of Jess-favored towtsts. Chaiince.r >I. Depew i.« another distinguished visi'tor who Is making a 'stir of. Interest not only among Ills eom.try- meu but in various London circles. .lie- arrived on die "St. Paul" nuil weal-by ttpcoM train ;o Heinley-on-Thawes, not reaching thciv in time to see tlio race in wWcli the American crow was defeated, however. As w,is expected, the Leander crew w.h-ich sliut out l"al« rowed equally well in the following two days" rating and wow tlie Grand Challenge Cup. Tlie Jieat hi which tlic Yale crew started was tilic only one In which any of tlie,t«n-th,nsiasui that is .customary In America was manifested. The Englishmen were content to watcli the contots from thotr house-boats along the shore or from the hundreds of little boats that flitted to and fro rn the river without: showing more than a passing interest I-n- tlie outcome. They scorned •more Intcuit on Uie picnicking aspect of the day and on oatlng and drinking nn<l lounging in picturesque attitude.* th;ra in working themselves up to the pitch- of frenzy that Amcrlca-ns would and did. After YaJe'a defeat, the Americans at Houlcy poured into London on every U-ahi.-in great numbers and..devoted, themselves to sight-seeing- with. more, or' l<£sa• concentration, depending, npon'tlie.'tlmc which they had tospond tlwre. .''. ,',". ; . • : .It is odd to see the touulsc wlio has allowed lilmself only two or three days tn which fo "do" 'tlic metropolis dashing distractedly from one point of interest to anotlicr and hurling maledictions at nils omnibus, or carriage driver because that worthy .cannot go beyond n • snail.'? pace ;lihroiigh;. the congested streets'"of- the; city. A,, week of .energetic eight- seeing :wlll give a good Idea of tlie interesting featwes of London font even 'the most, restless tourist can. spcri&'ir month 'bore with perfect contentment.^ One gets Jhe best Idea of ^London's viiflt- ness by climbing, at tlic rlwk of one's neck, to ttie top of the omnibuses that rnn ^n every direction from Trafalgar Square aind riding for horns without n oliange of direction, Trafalgar Square Kg only one of a score of-"circuses" 'or open clrclw into wJilch several streets converge. Tlie principal thoroughfares change their natnw frequently at vaty- Ing distances. Thus'Bow Road Mile Ind, Wliltecliapel, Aldgate, Fenchurch, Lombard, Poultry, Cheapslde, Newgate, Holborn, Oxford, Uxbrldge, High, Sotting Hill and Gbldhawk Road are dimply the names-assumed at;various itages In the extent of tlie same street. Wlwm one Is satisfied with sightseeing nnd one'* actuating .desire 1C to get »way from t'lic rattle arid tumult ot the dty to one's stopping place, tnc underground railway supplies the anost speedy and econoroleal'-'traivslt. Like nost other public benefactors tlie "under ground" Is a much maligned Institution and a mau-feete/'wiieTi' ho' starts nto its darkened depths for the first ttae, that he is taking : U,IB life ,in 'hta land and wonders vaguely IT soihc society will not knight hlin for his brav : ery 'iif, by ainy duaoce, 'he.,reaches -hla ilestlnatlon allrre. But improvements lave taken away the objectionable'fea- i'n kite years and whe-n- one lias ed that stage of "Hred-feeling" in one's legs -work like -vrorn out intoraatons, the cushioned railroad ear- •wge Is n relief. .,. : Ton walk a great more In London ftan you thi»k or'intend i to. It Js'per- mpis.thebeat way,to seaLondon pro.vld : to 1 , !cf course; that one Lais! the time and fc'i'-patr of seven-league boots.. But.^he made mare frequently net the article is taken from the wlixl* display. The "swell" shops luivc their windows decorated wllih lavish magnificence aud the omui present sign: "Pnr- to H. M.j blic Queen," or "to H". s." A maker , R. H.. the Prince of of patent lionae-radlsh graters In Water ' loo Road boasts tlie last Imposing title How many horse-radish gmtem Hit Royal Highness IHLS continued Is li'l't tn the Imagination of the awed be- kulder. The trip down the Xfiaauca to Greenwich or n fi to Kow affords, buside Uie visit to the Naval. Academy anil thu N;«tiloiKi.I Ol'SOtTa-tory :it tlio one 1 place aiiil the P.otanitcal Gardens at the utliisr. tJio most penfcct views 1 of-t.hc Tower, th'- Ilotirfiv cif Pai'liamcnt, Wo*tinlnlstcr Abbey. St. Paul's aud severa] oi-Jn'r pfi-jits that cverylKHly who has even a dr.y !ji London is'expected to'visit, ami cnabh's O.IK' to form soiiu 1 Ld«l of Mielr ' msignllnide anul lK-aiit.y btifW •making :i olcMii'.i' i-ns-pex'tlon. Tiie sieainoi 1 pasj"- 'ist under tlie old - London Bridge, which to .in no such state of '•tumbling dow-if- us the nursury i-hjine declares, ami under the doxou other bridges Vhat span tlie Tiliaim's iwar tlie elity, includ- ii>g the splraHlid Tow.er Bridge which lias been opened only Im tlie pa.<: yea.r aiul wlildi puts all otJica 1 drawbridges to shainc by Its arcliiticctural magnitl- ccnce an<l ijigentaus comstructlon. i The Houses of Parliinnicait a,rc open to visitors on. Saturday oitly and visl- totw arc '.vatclietl as clasely as Ihoiigh cln 1 ?' were danjOT'ous ori-mlmi]«. Von are ndinl'tted only tlu-ougli :i cortai-n dwir and letl to a bible where a.u august olliclal, a 1-ciirc^enbat.ivc o.f the Lord bhambiMiIal'ii, sl/es you up.for what you a.re wortli or :i lititle less. 1C you arc personally pre-poR<wislng- a-nd do not seelm to hsive iii'fM'mil m-acliinra cou- wnlcd about you, this dignitary gives you a little IKMIC chip and you are til-lined around irud steurod into tlin presence of an officious polloonmii,' .who hikes the little oliip anva-y from yon and (Musses you on to another of flic "Qncst" ami you are then da tlie House of Par- Unmcnt, Double rows or policemen ! keep tlic ll'ne of slg.li t-fteors moving and wntcli to sec ttat you tlcra't carry away as .souvenirs any "of the mnssive leather covered chaii-s-, tiio only things that arc not na'Itel down. Duller their survelll- • niice you- pass through tlie House of y-Lords and Mic Hous«'-'oT : Cpnjtnons with ,-the coirntqioiHli-iig corrMors and lobbies, -; ''.Kc -by Icmg iin.n-on\: windows. By the time you rea'di Wuj exit ix>u have assumed a thoroughly ^liaop-dog cxprcs- | alon and are "fit for'treason, -tyranny "ami spoils."' , I Tlie Queen is at present In- residence nt Windsor so no part ot the Palace Is shown and few Ameitaiifls are cnthusi- 'astfc onmigih to travel twe/atr-slx mllc.i ', 'from London to be allowed; the prlv- '! -ilege of walking through .tlie,grounds. ',".The palaces in London-;were, for tlic ' m'-ost pairt, a dbsappotofin'ent. The .•gTOunHs about tlKrm .are to'.'tlietaselves "beautiful and It nwkes one'feel dreadfully young to ask the'cnrc-taker the secret of• his • beautiful • lawns and get answer: "Well, we SO^-B the seed and wlien It grows up, we cuts It and then we rolls lit amd then we outs It and rolls It and rolls It, and a-fter we've cut It aud rolled it a. couple of Wmdrod years, there you are!" Westminister Abbey Brands near- ihc Houses of ; Parliament /The list' ot tliose famons ones wlio Bo-'bur!fd-"be- nenth its G-otliic tmvots would fill columns. The "Poet's Comer" 'Is in one transept and tilve nwimorljite there, form tOio most tote'restl'ng feature; On a tall pedestfll, (Hi-eoUy at-tl»e .base of flic slab that covea-s Chaucfir's grave, Is a bust nf Lougfcllojw, "erected to an- American .poot bj-' «n'' Bngltali adiinftei 1 ." . Tire tombs of royalty are sliowa by a..guide. Many of them are without any memorial save the brass letters In the floor, bearing tlie name. Tilio Toweir, witli te splendid collection of armor aud weapons i» atways of interest nnij the : -regalfa ; of Englaud, mtost of it dating from the time of Charles II; .wh-tcb. Is kept .tJi'crc might well arouse covetoiiisness. The keepe'ra in their quaint uniform, tlic design of which lias remataed tltf snine since that time, sihow you rnodela of tlic .Instru- rfwnts of torture and tlie Chapel In wlrioh Ho- moat of .the notable oncis W.IIORO JlTOs'aml'deatlis form the bls- torlcal asKCCtaltilons of tnc place. 'St. Pniil's Cafliedra.l In which alterations arc constatntly In progress, and several other, ctonrches, notably St. 'Ba.rttbolomew's, • whiich was founded In the Twolfth oeatjury, and Is one of thie. few tliat escaped the Gbeat'Flre. and: .AUi.Salnts, a. modern structure with an eiqtilfilto Headed by Utt imposlag British iMo- suum witJi-its branches-tn South Kensington, nad as many'lmipbrtant art gal- lerte, all of tlujm of sufficient iuti'rest to drive the lovor of pk-t-ures wild wttli a desire to "do" tlmm all. Forty theaters of the first-class and. as many more of London's famous music halls surfeit; the theatre-goer nnd, witli their cxorblt-.init prices. oxlvaoiMt his nuances. The systum of piirks that "c tliielly lu Bite flxst, ctttl, the ainlstxxrratilc part of tl*e uiity, Is, on tihe whole, well kept, but tliwe Is a "horrible- example" of On: effixits of -fi-ee ti-acle which every eam- palgu-onitar would do well to describe in his .protection, spwolies, In Hie shape j of a "gi-eat army of rive uneinplfiyed." ; \vlii<-:li lies on flic ava-ilaWe bonclics and -. all OVCT tihe town hi St. James' ParkJ .the "Wcaiy WiWiim's panutlse" of' Lonilon. Tiiio-y arc there l)y the' him- . dml from miorniug till itfglit and tliey He In such peaceful slumber that, ono might faiucy a pustllciwc liad struck ) the place. TUw reiKrsc of t:lic*5 men nf nidl'ni'Lted 'li'isn-ro w.ii? dlsturbod yesterday by I'hc innneiuso throng tliat came in St. .Twines' Pairl; to sei; rlic royal car; rhiges pa.w down the MaII.on their-way' to t'n<? Queen's gaii-don party.it Bucking-. iluim 'Palace' In tli-e afternoon. Tin- crowd was largely composed of ladies wh'o, as an Engltelvinan sa-Id, "s'ntnuled like Amertoins," and craned their necks wSicn tlic roil trappings of the two royal vehicles came into sight The Prince and Piii-nccs^ of Wales were In one car-' rtage, accoimpaivled by Princess Maud anil Prince Clitiric-!, 'Graiia DnkC of M'Ccklon'burg-Stroliu, whcuo weddlns- will take place on the 22d. In.fchn other eawiajre wore the Duke and Duc.Iicss of York. Tn tlic whole display at the garden party there not a single uniform'or .at nJguit; but. speakhng generally the .custom of the country Is to compel tlie bicyclist to carry a light, amd Ignore the 1 fact that there is Just as much danger, to pedestniins from any other vehicle as from tlie steel-framed steed. .' UNJUST DISCRIMINATION. Sncli laws wore passed, when bicycles wore few and a wheelman wa<s almost a curiosity. Tlie necessity for such laws arose from tlie'fact tihat the pneumatic wheel appnonojiod one w;l;h so little noise'-that lits presence was not.sus- pectuil until It was right upon one. Tin; wisdom of the measures enacted lia-< ncw-r Iwoii questioned. But mere seems to.have lKH.'.n. am uiijust discrimination sn far as flic equity of flic filing is concerned. The wheelman) no longer represents a miuot'I'ty. Having Ivecome so mnneron? he'liS will tied ro Just as many rights and privileges as any other c.Ia.<« In the community. H* asks for what should have been given him long a.£0 without the asking. He demands nothing. HU nmdpsty is to Ix 1 comiriondetl. No one has yet ilonicxl that Iho wheelman Is ontiitled to protcctlo-n Just as much ns any one. else. And It I.s well ro i«emen1ber that in asking protection for himself he is also 'protecting tlio 1-ig.lrtB and Jives n-t others, a position mainlnlncd by' non« of the other inwr- •csts iiivulved. Tlic danger to pc(lcstra.lu,< ri-om vehicles Is now as grc.it as from tlic bicycles; Pneumatic tires have com.p Intf. common use on road vehicles of-nil kinds', so that the approach nf a wagon .or carriage, apart from the.sound of the 1 horses' hoofs is as silent as trial of the On a'dark night, or where there is .shade from trees, • or wnoncvcr the WUFBED LAUBIEK. -.- Yvuireii Lanrier, Canada'f noit pieiriier,;i* • FrenplraiTO who U ...,. able and who favora,closet oom:aerc«»l relations with the United States, lawyer and a itudont mid i« at tho linad of tlie Liberal party. nnd LITERARY NOTES MRS. STOWE'S PREPARATION. Im a vary unique degree the factors of heredity, of environment, and of opportunity, upon wliiich M. Talue lays so Jirach kStwss in fte determination of lit- CKtey aeJi.levem'eute. we apparent and cmphlitlc in Hie crca.tiiou- of Mrs. Stowe's ninsterplcce. TJie Puritan blood and hoiiw;, the clerical family, tlio at- mosphere.of t;v:ingelical rliought ami dilsciiss1o.il. the inuninflnca of the liugc wrong-of slavnry, the opportunity ot a. pRvcllaiUy unwoi'ked field, and a race ot ravsituires almost as new to literature a<5 were Cooper's Inili.-ms—gave this modest, tnexperlejiced. i-etlrllig woman of forty ii« equipment. All tlu'so, however, would have been ns nsniglit if sbc l«a.d not brought a tender and sympa- thetic-JHMri. a might fa 11 n. and a concentration of in.t?:v-M av-'-iMitlnj; 10 go- ntns M tire ttisk of suniinvlng up in this tale ail the oppression of a system thoroughly hnfmfiil and cv]l to li«'.—Fro:n Haira-ii't Bocclier Sto\vo." l.n August Review of Reviews. MAJOR McKlNLEY'S REAPIXG. The Major, as all hU fj-iciuls call hta, .is a Iluiint and interesting conversntion- iilist. Hl-s voice is of :ui agreeable pitch and well motlulated. H:.< favorite topics are national history, the characters and Ijillnenec of famous statesmen, of the p:)sl- recollections of many prom!n- o.nt Americans of the present generation with whom lie has conic ;aio personal association, Incidents of the Civil War. aiul momorlos of early times a.ud early fflcnfls In O>io. His range of rending Is not «-ide and does uot go much into the fields- of pure literature. Its chief tendencies are to history, biography and ixiliticiil economy. He reads the lead-' ing magazines and half, a dozen d;Uly papiM-s. He seldom ro.ids a popular novui.—l-'roni "Willium McKluley, a Study of His 'Character anil Career," by Eugene V. Smallcy, i.n Review of Kevlewi? for July. . •.- . suggCKtilion qf sibrc ar cpanlette al- 'though, thcw'wci-e princes, niiriistvw, generals and .aldinlrals present. It Is ckiitmed tliat London te Hie only ca.pil.il in 'flic world in which: all the people of the lilghest rank and sratlon can be. assembled in "morning dross," : A. B. : KEESLING. ZIMMERMAN ON LAWS. Thinks Vehicles Should Carry Lamps. ' .'... ,.'; Bicyclists all over -T the country are endeavoring to have J«W6 passed Hint will not only. .directly benefit them but every one using the roads at night. In some quarters" there Is a demand that every class of vehicles should ca rry lights at uiglit. -in other sections of tlic country that request has been modified to the point of requiring all vehicles which carry lamps to have them lighted at night. Those .request* are one that no special tax be placed on bicycles apart'from other vehicles are the- measures • to which I refer and which should be;advocated by every one Interested In cycling until tlie necessary action Is'taken by lawmalclnff bodies.- • .: ., .1 -'. . It may seerai at first glance .that ,ouly blcy'cle riders.are Interested In the enactment; of 1 such nn ordinance; but ;a careful study, of tlic questtoiL will make It plain that not;.pnly,lfl;ltdlrectl}-:.tothe Interest.of :those ustag all classes ot.ve- hlcles,i:but to- the pedestrians'as. well." , .As-it'is now, the blcrcJei'Iii-'tlis 1 :only' road v^hlcle'-compelled -by law : toVcatry. ' '"" fecarrittgai;:»'n4;! street lights happen to be dim, one.can- not tell upon which side of a road a pneumatic-tired wagon Is aproacblng'or / nt wU'-nt speed. • . : ''"Hie element of danger foj- thu pedestrian Is therefore very', groat,' auil it. Is apparent that' a light on tlic vehicle would'remove It altogether. , : DOUBLE DANGER FOR CYCLISTS. )Vhllc the saifety of .the pedestrian is Jeopardized In that waj-; the actual.dari- ..ger for the wheelman is doubled. It- us ; true that the driver or a .vcliiclc .can- see .'the wheelman'and so avoid 'him; 'but the.cycllst cannot locate tao 1 . vehicle with fins' degree of accuracy, and consequently, In trying to escape collision, the irlder is very apt to cause one. With , a'llaht oh-Mis vehicle.su-c-h-.a catastrophic -i ... .... .... ''•'••' - - • coiild not occur. 1 It Is plain therefore, that all vehJcles \ should be compelled to carry lights and, that Hie delay remalna a constant menace to life and ilinib.. Why the local lawmakers do'.not.-pflss such an ordinance Is difficult to'-understand, except It be because the wheelman.had not been s.u/Bc1enjtly <?norgetJ'e in, )ii3 prodding in that direction.' '. •'•" As for tlie special tax on bicycles, the proposition te so ddlcutoiis as to scarcely- : 'merlt : -mention, except'that all .may know such a'tWng -has-been- advanced. -.No. reosoiv can. be given frtiy - bicyclists slfouiid 'be taxed, eveu by: those who or- Iglna.liy.submitted'the proposition. Thus: "far, the .wheelman have been able .to combat this Imposition successfully, which Is not very surprising when one-rem'cmbers that-they were acting ih- H», : «mi«'spirit' which 'animated those .who tii'row the. tea'oyietboard into.Bos- Jton'Harbor on.a'.^ne'mbrab.le occasion,' "ah'inctdeiit'oiC, whleli some of the law-, rniaker?;^ho•.votedifor.a-tajc on bicycles'| ; : aeeBi)tq,haT i e:Deyer,-ncanl.-and are.In-no yi^lijj^mted^Ai^feitbinermni^^ Harper's Bazar issued cm August 1st contains a thougMtful article on Bryn Jlawr College, written by Mre, Agnfts Calley Ormisbce. There Is also a spdght- 'I,v aocouut at John Corbto of an on-looker's sli.ii-c In- one of the races at the re- crau Henley regatt.1. wlrti an illust.r,i-' tiou of the st-RBO of r.lic i-nce. .la fiction there Is a humorous short story entHIod "A Vtollii Case." \yy Margnret-t' Sutton Briscoe. THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP. Tlie Medal- WUil be Put up for Another Contest WMiUi a Week. 'ilie ihandi-cap -race at the,Driving park hist Thursday for the -liaud-some gol'd -modal offered .by. Ben Martin, Joes not decide itiuc champiojisliJp of t3ie club . by any mc:ins. so far as tlic ownership of the medal io ,eo.uce.rued. The race had lioon postponed twtee and on the dny 011 whMi It was ran tlicre was no advertiseweu-t of It and no one kne-w outside of tihe fo-w who were in the race ai«l a number of theJr ' fri'euds, that there wiis to : 'be a-race. There wore six cnttiitos -in tlto race, .three of whom, imder L, A.rW. mles, are dtequnllficd .from .ridlugiln any but professional events. The^/a<it tliii.t, thare were three entered- wlto arc ctassod r as professkuinls dKytoiTed other imemlwra from entering, as they would aflso be'dtequalilled, for racluj? to any but professional company, iif the official board or die L, A, W. »liould'bo Infoiimotl of the affair. Tihere will be anoc-icr race for the raedirl, Jii wJiiioh the first', second and thiiVl to ftnltsh will be qnalifled to enter Uie ftiial, wlifch will Include the winner, Hie second'and third- man in the' race liiist niuraday.- In tihe final there will bo. somc.dlolse work for tlie hnndlcan- pers, for some of the distance men- arc sure to show speed which ' will take tiiom Uwk closer to the scratch. If tire nicers will leit It be known that thoy are to Irnvo a TOCO, they will have a crowd at the tracksido to see them content. ' L. A. YT. Bulletlnt "While the:railways will carry thousands of wheelmen to the'National meet, other thousands will tour in. 'From Chicago alone will come hundred' of tourists ' who will make the .trip, about 3-10 miles, in from throe to she days. Tlw bestyroute o-,it of Chicago will be a« folloivs: Through Englewood, South ChleagiO,''(111.) Hammond, Valparaiso,, Khox,; Plymouth. Rochestpr, Logansixirt, Delphi, Frankfort, Lebanon^ Indianapolis, Shclby- y'ille, Coliiiubus, : Seynioiir ,Cai-others- vllle, Jlarshfield, ''Scottsburg. , Henry- vllle, Jlerophils, Sellersburg, Jefferson- vllle to Louisville.' From /Indianapolis down, .the'road is-alohg tlio 'Pennsylvania 'railroad'almost all the^.way.' In-. : 'diana dlyislpri of the''Lr'A.''W; Is, ar- ra'ngtag an'ltninens«tour,to start from '' anid,' fia t|>W; - U P- One Dollar WILL NOT BUY A House and Lot ' But It Will Pur^ chase Something Just as Valuable The Will J3e Deliverecl at YOUP House for IN ADVANCE, DROP a POSTAL CARD Giving Name an Street Numbers

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