Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on August 2, 1896 · Page 11
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
Issue Date:
Sunday, August 2, 1896
Page 11
Start Free Trial

The Daily Journal THE .REST PAPER IN THE CITY, IS FORTY CENTS A MONTH, NOW. Send in your Name and Street Number on a Postal Card. HarmopT Lacklne, Outside of the weakness at shortstop the Louisville club as It stands seems to be strong enough to have inade a better showing than It was able to do on tho Eastern trip, and the club officials have finally come to the conclusion that tho poor showing made was more on account of lack of harmony in the ranks than Inability to play ball, and included in the' list of those players who •will no longf-r be colonels, are' the men who have been accused of knocking. Pitcher Hill seems to need more seasoning "and will be sent to the farm. A chance was offered to loan pitcher Tom Smith to Buffalo, but he did not want to play with the "Bisons" and it was not Insisted upon. McDermott, it is said, will be sent to the bench without pay, and will have a long siege of it drawing no salary unless there is a radical Improvement In his work. Pitcher McFarland has been recalled from Rochester, and if. is possible that pitcher Herman, of the same team, may also be recalled. Both of these players belong to the Louisville club. • Th« H»tl« of. "DlMlpntloo. 1 ' We take the following from John M. Ward's book,-"How to Play Base Ball:" "In the heat of midsummer a man would require a copper-lined stomach to safely drink Lake Michigan water one (lay, Missouri river the next and Ohio river the next, yet this is what professionals have to do; so that extreme care and abstinence are necessary. A bottle of ale or beer with the evening meal has a very soothing effect on the nerves. Base ball makes such demands on the nervous energies that most men really need something . quieting after a hard-fought struggle. There is always more or less said, and written about what is called dissipation among players, but It Is principally commented upon In connection with losing teams. As a matter of fact thero <s very little real dissipation among professionals, and what there la .is by no means confined to tall-enders." Bpot«*d Her »t One*. A Londan paper enys that sometime »lo the Princess Maud went shopping itrlctly Incog, While she was^walklng •along the street she was,accosted by a little street arab, who was the happy possessor of a pair of large, pathetic eyes and a tangled crop of curly Brown hair. He was busily enjaged In .the absorbing task of earnlnjr'hls living (and, perhaps, some one else's.as well) by retailing "fresh spring flow«rs;ipen- ny tuppence a bunch." The princess stopped by him, and while choosing gome flowers she was a little startled Uy the lad saying In an excited and familiar whisper: "It's all right, miss, I knows y«r, but I'll keep It dark and .•won't split on yer!" The princess smilingly .shook her head in denial. "Yes I knows yer" (more emphatically); "yez Princess Mawd'; I twigged yer President Kroner, who came 1 from Cape Colony as n. boy rvf ten in the great trek of 1836, has, since he readied manhood, been conspicuous in the military adventures and civil troubles of th>s country. To the natural shrewdness pnd tenacity of his 'character these years of active and changeful life hava added a great experience of men and a perfect coolness in emergencies. He Ii keen, vigilant, astute, and, above all, resolute, and'lie represent* so faithfully the dominant feelings and the inbred habits of the Boer people that he has been able to acquire a surprising influence over them and.to exert over tho assembly a practical authority far in excess of thewery limited powers -which the constitution of the republic pe-- rolts to the president.—James Bryce.M. P., in Centurv. THE FISH WEflE FRESH. But the Purchaser WM • Great Dekl Vreihnr. Up in tho Eleventh ward a thrifty German muke» n good Jiving peddling live carp. The flsh are hauled about the streets in a small .tank set upou wheels, tho whole outfit being propelled by the eucrgy generated from the German's muscles. If there is one thing more than another the peddler prides himself on, it is that bis wares, being alive, are necessarily fresh. The other morning the carp merchant was stopped by a woman who, if the well-filled baskets which hung from her imt arms were any indication, was on her wuy home from market, Tbo woman lenned-over the cart and sized- up the swimming flsh carefully. "Are they fre&h?" she finnlJy asked. The look of disgust that spread over the German's countenance would havo fitted wpll upon the features of a soucd- money democrat who is being told that a irce-coinage candidate is sure to be nominated at the Chicago convention. But he choked down his indignation. "Yah; dey ish fresh," he replied. Th,en he reached down into the tank and pulled out a sample, which he held up for the woman to see. She gazed upon it for a moment, her nose high in the air. She wasn't satisfied, however, and the next moment shoved one of her own fair hands into the tank nnd grabbed a carp by the gills. She yanked it up in the air after the manner of one who doesn't propose lo be fooled in so important a matter as DuyinfJ a flsh, and held it at arm's length for inspection. At least, sh« started to hold it out. Unfortunately she bad picked up xhe biggest flsh In the cart. It was a carp that didn't care much about women, anyway, and particularly a woman who considered herself well enough acquainted to run her fingers through his breathing apparatus. He at once beg-an to go through a contortion net of the most-Intricate and vigorous description, his mouth wide open and his tail marking out three-foot circles at the rnte of 40 a minute. The suddenness with which the fish started in on this programme was too much for the woman. la her hurry to let go of the «arp she forgot about her baskets' and their contents. As her arms flow up the basket* flew down. In the Kleventh ward the sidewalks are as hard as if not harder than In any of the other wards, and eggs have very little show in a contest, with them; There were eggs in one basket—two dozen of them. - . Unless the rain has washed thr-m away, those eggs are down on the Eleventh ward sidewalk yet. They wouldn't have been of very much use to the woman after they struck the walk, except ns scrambled eggs. In the other bosket there were, strawberries and n steak and a rolUof butter. Ml of these were saved from the general wreck, however, with the exception of the steak. An enterprising Eleventh 'ward dog feasted upon that. The woman didn'l stay to buy any fish. Perhaps she hod lost herappetite for carp. Anyway, she gathered up the remnants of her marketing and sailed majestically ilown the street. The Jish peddler gazed after her a moment. Then he chuckled to himself: "Yah: dosecarp Inn fresh—butnoUiO fresh ns dot vornann, py chlmminyl"— Philndt-.lphin Enquirer. Genteel. Mrs. White—Oh,'you've/got a new pai'r of glasses'.' ,Mrs. Green—Yes; • when I went into the Rtore' I didn't know' what to soy when the young man asked me if IM have concave or complex, but I finally •took n pair of peristaltic.' The name soumleil so genteel, you know, that I .made up my mind atonoe to take them. —Boston Transcript. .. , ArtliurN, Baker, M;O,, OPTICAL SPECIALIST. Onf specialty Is fitting -glai»M -where, othen nave "failed. We do nothing eige. If yon have headache,,paln In the ' OF THE WHEEL ZIMMERMANN GIVES SOME TIMELY INSTRUCTIONS. It Properly Looked Altor the Trouble Will B» Rep»ld— A Blcjcle for naliiy Weather—Anatomy of the Wheel. HERE Is one thing about blcycls ' riding to which tho average rider iloes not give sufficient attention, anil oh which many cy- clista lack Information altogether. The majority of riders have yet to _ _ learn that keeping a bicycle clean and In order is of equal Importance with knowing how to Mile. Some do not know what should bs done with a bicycle at the end of a day's journey. A bicycle requires as much care as any other piece of machinery—and more. Care Well ftepald. The rider who takes good care of his wheel is well repaid for his trouble. At tho end of the season he has a wheel that Is really in better condition than when he started with it new in the spring. Barring a few scratches in th« enamel, It is far superior In every respect to the new wheel. All that, of course, applies to the high-grade wheel made of first-class material. If one has a cheap wheel It doesn't make so much difference, he- cause a cheap wheel is of no service at the ond of the season, no matter how much care is taken of it. That, as well as anything else, illustrates the difference between a hlshrpriced wheel and a cheap one. When tjie rtdlng season is over the high-grade w.lieel Is worth at least half of what was originally paid for It; the cheap wheel is worth nothing, because nobody wants it, and the machinery is played out completely. In caring for a -wheel one rule oiust be constantly observed, and above all others. The machine 'must be kept clean and in a place where dampness cannot reach It. Not only does a clean wheel look better, but when clean there Is little or no'friction In any of the parts. Keeping It out of the dampness also prevents the formation of rust, and all the parts work easier and more freo- ly when the wheel,is kept dry. Take two wheels exactly-alike, and keep one' In a dry place and the other-where It Is damp—In a cellar, for Instance. The difference in the running and appearance of them will be marked In a very short time. I have tried both and know, Cl»nlnc th« Whe.l. . . In 'cleaning the wheel, every bit of dust ought to be removed. Only soft cloths should be used, because anything else will scratch the enamel. The cloths should bo oily—that is, just enough oil In them to make Its presence apparent and so little of It that uono can be detected on the parts that have been cleaned. For cleaning the nickel the rider may suit his or her fancy. There are dozens of preparations made for the purpose^ all of which are good. . Partlr.Mlar attention should be given to the chain and sprockets. We are not using gear cases here yet, and dirt accumulates In the chain Vrjry quickly; Is not in use It should be kept in a cool place. Thi> besrlngs are another part of the macnmo -which need especial care. In all good wheels the bearings are in a dust-proof case, so they do not require attention so frequently as the chain and Fprockete. If bearings aro cleaned out one a month it will be sufficient. A little kerosene run through them will do the work thoroughly. When the oil has evaporated, a lubricating oil may be applied. A few drops of oil In the bearings Is better than a gallon. There Is little danger of getting too much, because the oil will work itself out. But that makes an oil-covured wheel, which Is undesirable, for many reasons, one of which Is that It will ruin the appearance of a smart bicycle costume. Sprockets are very easily cleaned, and should be gone over with an oil rag. They do not need to be cleaned as frequently as the chain, which should be looked after once a week at least. When cleaning the bearings It will be well to see If they are properly adjusted. They should.work with no outside play, yet loosely enough to run' freely. This description applies to an ordinary "diamond frame wheel, There are many extra attachments, ond different makers have different ways of putting a wheel together, so that they may differ in one or two minor details. The description given, however, Is in the main correct. It includes mud-guards and their fittings, which are used but little here, but are on all wheels made in England. They are used generally on drop-frame wheels in this country. 1. Upper main tube, 2 V Lower main tube. 3. Front frame tube. 4. Back stayi. 5. Back forks. G. Center stay. 7. Crunk bracket Contains FOR SUMMER SHOWEHS. (A late- Invention.) cones at outer ends, crank axle, with ball-bearings nnd adjustment clip bolt 8. Upper ball head race, or cup. 9 Lower ball head race, or cup. 10. Sad die. post adjustment clip. 11. Back fork end." 12. Handle-bar. 13. Handle-bar stem. 14. Handle. 15. Ferrule, or nickel tip. 16. Brake lever. 17. Brake lever crank. 18. Brake lever handle, 19. Brake plunger'connecting bolt. 20, Brake plunger. 21. Brake plunger nd- justment nut. 22. Brake shoe. 23. Brake shackles, .bolts and nuts. 24 Brake spring. 25. Handle-bar clip and ball head cone. 26. Lamp bracket. 27 Locft nut for handle-bar clip: 28. Ball head adjusting nut. 23. Front fork crown, with brake lug in front. 30 Fork sides, right and left. 31. Coasters. 32. Fork ends. 33. Step. 34 Saddle. 35. Saddle post. 36. Saddle clip. 37. Set screw. 38. Chain adjustment bolt. 39. Crank axle. 40. Detachable sprocket wheel. 41. Sprocket bolts. 42, Chain. 43. Detachable link in chain, 44. Crank'. 4 ANATOMY OF THE WHEEL. It causes considerable friction, and the friction Is what we roust avoid, ao far as possible,. •The quickest-way to clean the chain thoroughly is to. soak it in kerosene oil. Dirt, grease and all other accumulations will be removed almost Immediately. Put the chain In a vessel and use .enough'oil-'.to'cover it. When It has soaked for awhile,, take the .chain but and complete 'the task by rinsing it through clean kerosene. Wipe dry and the chain Is ready for use again, as good as when It was new. Oil the Beit LnlVtomit. ' : : Some riders, .after cleaning the chain, warm It up and then apply vaseline-or tallow.;. I,do : not believe, that to be .'the better plan. I have made it a practice to lubricate the chain with regular bicycle, oil, placing, one drop of,-oil- on each link,' and working it In'between the links. Don't use soap as a lubricant. It has been advocated by. : spme, who ought to Ttnow better, as a good temporary lubricant. Experience -hat taught us,,however, that itMs iaif from •atlsfactory for tho purpose._ r ; :: 'S "•--' .When uelnf oil or grease In any form about the wheel be careful.to get none of It on the: tires. Oil aftrta the rubber .seriously. , It wlU b ; Cotter pin nut and washer for de tachable crunk on other side of ma chine. 46; Pedal. 48. Pedal pin. 49 Nut and washer. 51. Steering wheel 52. Tire. 53. Rim. 54. Air valve. 55 Valvo cap. 58. Spoken. 57. Hul which comprises outside shell wit! • bushes, axle, and ball bearings. 58 Washers for fixing to forks. 59. -Drlv -ing wheel., GO.; Driving wheel hub. 61 Front, mud-guard stays. 62. . Fron mud-guard. G3-4. Front raud-guar scre.ws. '65.. Back mud-guard stays 'cii. ; Back mud-guard. ,67. Back.mud guard screwB.' '69. '.,Back m'ud-guarc screws, id. Saddle frame. 71. Fron saddle spring-..- .72. -Renr saddle spring 73. • Leather..top, with tension adjust ment screw-in, front, underneath. ." ..A.. A. ZIMMERMAN A .Hntril Rlvst Miss Pre'uic—Mr. Ryder 4s so. en tertalning! He seems to have come in contact with so many people. Mr Wheeler (viciously)—Yes, .indeed.' Yc-» should watch hiin'on hl» bike.—New York'Frew. , • - •••-.' •.. : -.., -. :..'-.- New DtBnltlon. ;-. ; : :'- ''',"• - ;;T««ch,er^W ; hat •lB.;taxldermyfT::;Jpbn Weak Eyes or Poor Sight We fit glasses! to relieve headache. Do your eyes water ? Do letters blur while read- ng ? If you have any troubleltwitKyour eyet consult us. J. D. TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, „ GRADUATE: King's School of Optic*. OptbaJmic College Cockburn Brothers' Offlca US Rooms 2:and 3 Sprv Building,: Write Fire Insurnnce in companies t hat pay losaes promptly. Sell you a Life Insurance Policy c ontract in a first-class company that :annot be Improved. •'• We can dispose of your properly if I isted with us at a fair value in a shot* time. •.'••-. • ,' We have all kinds of property to sell or trade. ^ - Money to loon on farm or city prppe rry in any amount from $200 up. Make your wants known by consulting ; .„.. J '. j A Cockburn Brothers, Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry BuIldliD, LOGANSP0RT.INI. : '% flood and Iron Pomps at Wholesale Prices. Six ft. Wooden Pnmps with Polished Iron orPoreelaIn-line<lCyllnders.$2.50 • Six ft. Wooden Pumps with 3-lnch Cylinders for V/ t Iron Pipe $2.09 Largo Cistern Pumps C ft. long The above pumps are 6 Inches square. Small Cistern Fumps"5 Inches square nnd C ft long Iron Well Pump with 3-lnch Cylinder for IVi Pipe Also all kinds of pump repairing do ne by John J. Hildebrandt. "<$ TEL. I I I. (Mutual.) 408 Fourth Street, LOCANSPORT. Maple Grove. Maple Grove Lots on Broadway, Market, North, High/George and Spenr streets for salr 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 farms. Two houses to trade roc vacant lots. Money' to loan. ; • •; _ * ' Joe T. McNary. The " Vendome," FRANK BEAMER, Prop. The Vendome will b« resWnlsbed and made the finest Cafe in the city. This restaurant Is equipped with all the modern improvements. Plenty of electric fans to keep all cool while eating. Meals on short notice. Every thing the market affords In season. ; •" . RIVERSIDE CYCLING CLUB. CLUBHOUSE: No. 5*7 BROADWAY. .'••-.' A Re*t for Weary Rider*. OFFICERS: .'jw,KBM*. • VictPiwsrorar, r. W. SUMIUR, 8>ovri>T, cus. «Hitrr. : ' • , K w. .OMMCBAU.- , . BT*W*KD, c. L Burr.,_';-;

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free