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T SUPPLEMENT, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 9, 1896. PAGES 9 TO 12. FAMEDJARIS The Journal Tourist Writes From That Gay City. KEESLINQ'S LETTER Message From a Clever Writer and Close Ocserver. Paris, France. July -I, 1SOG. For the Journal. It is with some timidity that oue pulls up stakes after a sojourn on the British Isles and starts for the mysterious shores ot the Continent. The ordinary •tourist i* urauspUiMtcd lo new sort ju>t al»ut the time he hastgottcu used to the strange condiions of ouc locality and lie fears not without reason that, if the customs of a nation speaking the same language arc so perplexing, he will be Involved in embarrassment among n people that talk n strange tongue. Woe is the portion of him- wlio assays to Invade" the shores of France armed with that labor-saving device, a "phrase-book." A pronouncing dictionary is ,a delusion and a sn.tr 1 . He who trys to "paHey. Fnmcnis" ta. U# stereotyped'forms wll-1 meet with a.baut the same aieinsuro of success as the ' diffident :"V,iln who conducts his love- affairs vith the aid of "Madam Tones Ready T ,;tter-Writer." He will be turned out of bed at nn unearthly hour —unearthly for Paris—because the oiily phrase answering his purpose that the phraae-book supplies Is: "Eveillez mol a cinq lieurcs." He will glut himself with pudding simply because his mentor iias suggested, hi answer to tiic garcon's question l-f he will have some luscious desserts, only thfi phrase "Noc. je pese du poudlu." The possibilities that open for bringing contusion and humiliation upon the head ot the iiinu wlio speaks French with a strong Hoos- ler accent are appalling. Happily, the custom of endeavoring to make one's wants known with the aid ot a loud voice, Delsartean ges- tures-and'a lavish display of money which won the American tourist a reputation for recklessness and gullibility, Is in decadence.- The sign "English Spoken" adorns half the shops but usually,a customer finds that the roan who "splk English" has Just gone around the corner and will be back In an hour, more or less. It Is safer to steer clear of these places nnd pay-an extra franc at a place which does not make such pretensions. Usually the store-which attracts atfentlon by displaying flags of all nations Is the most disreputable on the block. It seems strange that traveling Americans, however patriotic, should desire to flaunt thokr nattonaJity, obtrusively to the face of the world'by wearing tags and ' -flags, ad lib. : Anybody, even ah Englishman, can- tell an American as fur as they can see him without the American taking the pifcautlon to run up the stars and stripes on his mlzzen-mast, decorate his entire starboard side with national colors and to go about whistling the "Star Spnaglcd Banner." . The people of France'are delightful. In spite o f the troublous career of their 'nation the old"pol.lteness ha« been handed down nnd their grace and courtesy la pleasant after the unintentional brusqueness of the British'. The remembrance of the struggles of the Commune Is still too vivid for them to omit telling you of It In connection with almost every point of Interest that you see. Here there was a barricade that ' the Communists held for three days, here a narrow street where a hundred of them were killed. On the banks of the Seine opposite the Louvre, there still stands a palace, splendid even In its ruins, that was destroyed by the followers of Quseret. The love for Na. poleon survives to an extent that w.oulcl gratify the most ardent faddists ot the recent magazine "revival" but is hardly carried to the extent of ,worshlp they have ossumcd. lit was amusing to. watch the expression of the guards' faces as two enthusiastic American lad- lea gravely shook.hands across one of the old Sta:te concha used by Napoleon, patted the cushions and Indulged In , sentimental "Ahs!". The Frenchman Is Intuitively too polite to laugh nt-you but, from the first, he assumes the attitude of being 'Joint possessor with you of an Immense Joke, laughs vr?tti you when you laugh and makes'St'tempts to be serious when you do not. He goes a1x>ut his work and his play, with the same spirit.of getting all there -Is out of them. There Is a dash nnd spirit In everything he does. The cabmen drive , . ' down the broad boulevards with a reck If IcMnass found; no where else, and, while there arc not so' many .people on the streets in daylight as there are In Loudon, the place hoe a livelier and more bustling system ! of omnibus 'lines niti- iiitag at greaitar taitorvula to replace tu«. continuous procession of London trams. On long-distance llnea compressed air motors draw trains and electric c-jra of the storage and third-rail tyipes have found a place In the outskirts of Paris. Occasionally a horseless carriage meanders down rue boulevards without c-x- cltlug comment'. An underground'rail- way has been, undertaken but it ran reach only the surburlw for Uie Parisian will never allow his splendid parks and streets to bo tampered with oven by ;i grasping monopoly." A system of carriage rides covering. In the space of three days, most of the' points of interest in. Paris lias been 'u- (itiiuted by one of the tourist's 'agents and Is an excellent way of rwifiliiuit, without waste of time, .all the mos! in- terr/itlnjr localities. A guide iiccn;i> panics 'the parties and explains in his best English tin- various points of in- tcroJt. Ojtt! gel* a somrwilutt Sirereo- typed idea of Piii-is in rhis niauni-r and from three days to a week of individual observation are needed to conleracr I lie influence of the guide's ciuininlng. It swins almost sac-religious to go ihrotigh the (iplendld galleries of the ralaco of the Louvre hi an hour and :i half. Besides tlhc lower HOOTS wirh vhtsk invnln a-ble collection of undent sculpture, including tlie Venus of Milo, there are saloons which have nn 'aggregate ienglli of five furlongs and contain uvi-.r 2.000 select paintings from nil the scliools OL art. A day or two spout in the Louvre will give but: a superficial knowledge of Its contents. The Luxembourg is the much smaller gallery where the works ot" living artist's which are thought worthy of u final preservation In the Lou we nre kept. They remain there until tne painter or sculptor has been dead six years before the llnal judgment is passed which admits or debars them from the Louvre. The to'wii of Versailles is visited on the second day's drive and the palace, now simply n public museum, and the private apartments of Napoleon I., Empress Josephine and Mine, de Mniutcnon are shown. The furnishings nre kept as much as possible in the original arrangement.. In the palace every Inch of the walls arc of -Italian- marble or bronze. The galleries are chiefly filled with historic paluclngs most of the p'e- tures being on an Immense scale. About twice n year the grounds of the 1 Palace of Vowallles are filled with people to see the fountains play and the occasions are made grand fete (lays. It Is n somewhat expensive amusement for the town of Versaitlles has no' repulir water supply. : - ; •- ' ' One of the f characteristic place? of Paris is the Palais Royal. Once tun residence of the Duke of Orleans, It is now occupied by the Council of Stat« The first floor projects over the sidewalk, forming a covered passage-way and all of the rooms on thc^ground floor are occupied by cafes and.'shops. It is | the center of -the modern .business and fashion of Paris. The restaurants that j were once the gathering place of Dcm- oerats and malcontents are now the ' tondezwus oC the hungry American tourists, sometimes hardly a less-dissat- wfled crowd. The Place de,la Opera is another locality which Is a center of lift) and activity. The Opera House Itself Is tho largest "In the world 1 . Tlic whole of Europe has been laid under contrlbn- tifon, Lo to magrduconcc. /rho'JuiterioT is as splendid as the exterWr; Tvould lend one to expect. We entered'late one evening, about the middle ot tho first act of "Lohengrin," 'and the only seats we could obtain were In nn upper box. At the clono of the act we found, ns we thought, that wo werp the objective pota' to wliiDdh a hundred or more opera glasses and lorgnettes were directed and,.several hundred pairs of eyes continually turned. There Is not, ordinarllly, anything about the "get-up" of a couple of .Americans In evening, dress that will mark them as worthy of the attenton of a Parisian audience and-we were fain to think that we were tho objects of their curiosity on account of our great personal Deatity nnd intellectual 'Appearance and regulate our blushes accordingly. When the curtain fell for the second time,, In order to roc-over our composure, we followed the general custom and left our scats 19 stroll In the foyer. As we ii«»rctl'the-grand-stairway we saw the people come running from every direction rind in a moment found out t'j.? cause of their excitement. His Oriental Dignity, the Chinese Viceroy, Ll-Huns- Cliang was leaving the theatre, accompanied by the members of his mission and-gentlemen of the.ItaHhn and Turkish Embassy. Two of his ministers 'helped him slowly down the stairs: while .the .othens followed sedatelyrln the rear. At the first landing'a : gentle- man stepped from the crowd and shook hands first with LI-Hnng-Clmng and then w.lth the others of the .party. It wns the Minister of Foreign Affaire. I,!- I-I ling-Chang and his friends had occupied the President o'f the Republic's box nnd one above It. It seems that ou:- senfc were directly tibovo .tiham airul Uie curious glances Hint liad conn- our way before hud not been iiiileudei] foi us. We were not annoyed by opera-glasses during the remainder of Hie evening. Li-Hung-Cli.-ing has been in Paris several days. He is on his way rrum the Russian coronalJon and lias m:\iic a 'tout 1 nf Germany and S'Wif/.wl.-uul. He will go to-Loiuloi) In -:i IV w ilay-s and will brer sail for Now York visiting several nf'fiur American cii.les on route lo Ssi-ti Yvowe CtiKliL-d 1 , I In! hL-lsttisuii's New York onix.e. is singing In uur of the or- dianry oa.l'c's diautants liere and planning TO invade America ngaln nexf winter. Sho has signed a eoninu-t to t-'o °n a fow weoks lour of I he Statw for an immt'iisi) sum. Ai'ter she had received twn nr tliive oncoros. sli cnmo back, say- inu'. "This 'is a-song Hint 1 used !:'i America." Hieu hiughud and covered lior fiice wltlnher linndsjis^jnt were too nnugh'ty i-ver for Pnrin. She made ^i ciincession. to lu-r Knglish speaking lio;irors on the seviuith encore by sing- Ins, in .:.hc most outlandish English, the classic cl.Hty about Uie maid whoso "golden Ivah' was liiincing down Jier back." '-Only ouc who .has seen Hie lovely c-'pty ciin aTllweohtie l:he d-«.-la,r.-i:liir» Hint "good Americans, when they die go to Paris." Some Americans reach that state of bliss before, nmong them. yours sined'Cflv, A. R. KEESLING. RODE A DOUBLE CENTURY. A Denver Wheelwoman Accomplishes a Remarkable Feat. F.ram t.hc Kainstis OUy Shir. Donvor g'ltatHes to nmnj; i-eco-rd-livoak- inig wliedHMJU. nnd a.lso In one record- brcsiktag whooHvoniflin, Mrs. RiueliaH. a sooi«?ty lx«nvty, who rccantly rotlo- a doaiMe cenihmy to hwenity amxl om'-fclrd houns. Tlie "Cyolillus AVt«t" .says Uiis is -the ftrsrt Utoie n wonuin -lias made such a. uldo, 'itJin'it fow men are nblc 10 acmm- pllsih the lent, aiul Chat no Colorarlo'.iu Ivis ever done it Mrs. KiuoMar.t K'ft her hknue in Dan-vor Wotlaowlay moni- tag ii wock a.go ait 4:05 raw! completed her first continrv over Hie Bvtins course a!t'12:4ri, or-cUgQi't twin's aiwl foirty mlc- utos for the tiip. After lunch and a rest of an Incur, she sta.rteil at 1:43 p. in. itor the second liiilif of lieir Me. She ixxlo to rOaititevUlc, t,hllnty-ste nrffles, and ittiiTm to Denver, nraklnp: scveaty-t-wo mlta?, and «nnplc*ctl tlic Ixilancc of Uio, double century on Hie LHtlcttm course. TOhoa 8te lind flnishetl at 12:-Jo Thtu-o- day moraillnp her cyclometer refflstei-eil 203 mlUos. She. unclum! ninny liard- , espoaiin-lly am tlie Just century. - going flCtam miles an/Slic Pliutte- rontT, amd after maki-iig 113 miles, sue- encountered a raJm aborm. Tlii* conUniied- umtill she fouml lionself push- ira-g tbronigh 1 IsoIateUi nrad tales' and im- .monse stirdtclvcs of water, wJulch snb- morgod flic road -Jin many plnccs. Tlie last thirty miles .was whore her gi-c.it. pluck nmd'. eswJui-.inee were txrouclit into pkiy. Tlie distance wns done to Pnky darkness. Slue' was acco-mpamlxxl by her hu»lxin'd, wlto would have glaitly relinquished 'imy gtory to sl.t. l>eslflc a n-re in n oomifortnble Iwme in." • proroi-enco to hravJtojr-tnc-Wff olectrioal storm wliJch swept over -Denver on Mmt nilipJit, souil- imp'slieals ofralltnto Hie facen of pralca- ttttonis and covering tihe vratl wltlv shlni- roertng pools of waiter, dfewerijlibfe only when. a. flush oif -lightning Wt up the road alicftd.- 'To make mnittots. -womsc, . Mrs. Rtoehorti's tire .punctured oo-the-Uttlff- ton couirse, apd filw nxlo flftoen. milss 001 a. flat iita-c. To gumniiidzo the time- awd coudKliions of to r-lde, stie mad-e 203 rallies Im tw«mtj' hours aind twenty minutes, WKlc ttrst cautery tav 8:40, second iln 10:40; flCty mines were dlddan. to rain dn.rkaes« and 'mud; she was alone lor 172 miWw -of the trip; had.onJy twienty- tilyrec miles of favora.ble wind, and rode flf.tcon. nriless on- n flat tire. ^ A movement Is. to progress to oon- struct a eonoratle bicycle ttaclc betwxsn Ohlca^ aod Laporte, a dilstaraec of uls- ,ty ruUsS.. Esttmatxs -whiich have beeu m'ftde stow tlmt-ai track toiirte«tt foot wide and aCs-ty miles In leragto cam be. biillt for ?125,000 and 'the plam &' to place/the stock 'at SI a s]«iie,''wWii tho belief tiliat -todivdld-ual cyclJBta wffl take It. up and. tasure.lihe'iiniiuicidltojte incnr- poralCllanf oC tilie. company. . The Idea- Is to build the fcraick on. iiairly o, stra!ght tt&e- and- 'allow llgM'bUKS'tes tortravcl 'cm it and at lilfe'Same time ,-utlltee 'tfe track ;f<ff -teitallttg purposes ana cenJ-urj ru'na. ALL OVER NOW Grant and^Skinner are Willing to Rest on Their Laurels. A REMARKABLE RIDE Why Grant Did Not Finish and Why Skinner Did. . Xhi; romiiirkabte ride takun by Ch:irlo» l!.f.mt iiind Fi-iuUc Skinner Thurs.l;iy li-ties lieeni tlio stibjec-t of nuic-h co-naneut .-unions bie.vdil.ste mil' over tlio SlRle. The fact IllKiit t.wo ridurs would hare I'.liO inTvo DO s«t;iii't out on a ride «f ovci Invo himdroil miiJcs,. Uitoralinis (-n fi:i : sh in sixtwii-, hrtii!^ or h.i«s, was «illic'e.iw l:» creale :i xrr.ii deiil. of .iiittw-esl-. and whiMi lit w:i« l«iiin«l iJi.iit tlwy afitii.il.lj Oii<l bi-esik flu 1 n-1'.-iy rword far Tndiau.1 aa-in.1 IMIliwIs. laiiw Iniierost was lirtf-nsi- lleil. Tin; Ji>iiiyic»y was (U'scr!.beil -in di-tnll i.i: Tin; .Toiumnl ot Ji'rkla.v i:iimi!«kfr. Tlittfi' iv<in; jiiniiij- iMCiI<liMi:« nf lh(> t\;i]> wlifi-li were nmt spokon oif. hoivevur. anul t'.-o.u- ni.-iy lie iiifflrttaiiwl as ^howling -.iiMii'r wiitit ditllcuJiliicis tih/e rldftrs ]iwwvra"»a !:i rtdteK. w.lnin' i(f. seenwil :i.:-;nost inipos- si.UU> lo go an. Tlie Cuvt reil pamis; t.h-.' r.-nreis IKK! aiflCT- Ittirins Bi'lphi was I'm 1 oiillw out of OniwiT'anlsvfflle. A inein- boi' of iilieCn'aiw.foiiJsville cycle dub n)(;t t.lfc-m '1:1RMV :i:ml 'hhoy luul 110 reason lo «)nii>IaSu fihivt l'J>e pac>? wflf= too slo\v. Tho,\' rode the fc e - miles ki tiife/eeii M-in- ivt-es. 'I'h-o s;uiie pticoniakw- tJ»k 'luun out of CnvM-fordsriSlo. anul lie set l.'u- clip so hat 1 .tilw.t SkiuiHM- was killptl. Gninit was at t'.lie itsir whoel of tlwj pn.i-o.- •maker, wlncm lw looked l),'ick tio sei- Ko\v Slainiicii.- WJis cojuiiinp. He Raw Hie la-Mer t:hn-ow up boiiili li.imd.s and fall ironi his wheel. Gjinret. ami tlie pacwnjvkcr wont Kick anxl picked Sklinmor up Jiffld rubbed .hi:n for a 1'e.w niiliiHiles, wJion; ho cainf. airomul all riwlitaBd coiitiimiied the Jour .m-y. Etrtwooni I>oba,nc"i a*l FKinkfoit Slcimncr was aRailm, overomnc awl it look a <la.*h of cold water lai'hls face K> hrlns lulm airauiuid. Aftor restliifi n. few in,',n- lft«, 1«! uioinnited agnii.fi r.™l wcjut an. At rcm Skimmer docta.rod.he could not fi-nisli.. Gramit was rtill in .fair condit.ton ,'wul urjrecl Ms eompa.ni'oTi *o COTIIC on a.iul rotund out tflie two limidred uiCcs nr leas*, as tl«oy had to go but Mx>u,t tiur m*hw wit of Peru to make 1i»e miml'Ci 1 cvoi. Skiinliwr flnnlly dceJnrcd he felt eqmil 1)0 the task-ami! started on, with ' Uspcmeird, w.lio h.id paced the riders on tiho fl««t lap of tho journey; taidteijr flic way. The tliroe wero aJl togcUicr nt the Lowiisbuire bntdge, and Gnx&t eifcai'tctl on ahead <nf Slaitoner ami Ihc pace maker. He had a ioad of n.botit two mUe? and iJtepmaitd finally l<"ft Sktaner and pulled up to GtraiuL He set a. stiff pace iiraM a.bout tavo tnitlos frfttn the Sevciu- •.twaniH] stmeeit bridge, whom ho looked hack niia-Uheire was not n rlltlcr lu sight. I-Ie want on unitiLl he rnached Wie-procciry ait. Sevfltifceieinitni. shroet :i,nd them waited. ineir ftDiUly l»v« '-In algM, l>ut t Jffld dteiippea,i-ed. Tlio rate had failtap to tomreuts since the men Ic.ft Pern -amd -tilie roads were in n fea.T- ful Kl«*e. NotwiItbs.tand'lTis the dlfT.- culttes of iMtofr, Skinner put on avery OIMDCC «f norve he hnd'left naid dragseJ Hie yemoiataff two miles Into t.hc city. W-lille he did nqt finish the raw, Grant wus atoundmnUy a.ble to have <lone so aiml Jmd to not beep thoHie i,va,=! riflia? wJit.hcwiit a pnrfele of air to cilltliEJ: tire, and tod done so Cor sevonil mtlesi. he would -have come on. It is unfortunate'tibait the pn*^' w!llcl1 staartejl out to moot tho racers did not go nn n.bou a linJif a mile farther. If they •luid they would have fwind Grant on the iwad and tafltaad of stopping at the farm ihouse, he could havft.taken a frcsl'. wJical aoid come on to the flnilsb, Liu" piHltog. caunrlej-.Twr, Will Murvlock and'a Journal man stmrtwl out to meet tiic racers and when a.bout three miles out they, ran Into the heavy wVnd and •ratal" stann that awept 1ihe country 1 south of tine river about G o'clock. The wtod "was s» strong It U-temffly Wcvv the ridcre ftwi- their wilioeK and tho rain fell in .tturontei. It wa« finiposslblf to .make headway against the wind so the party turned bock. Thore was no need to pedal comtafi in, for l,he wind carrtew 'whool and rider along at a swift pace. If tuare 'Ja amyome who fannfftnes- it wotild Be K«sut sport t» i-We a wheel. In n". iltionohling rainstorm, l«t litov try !t ounce. ' '•• ' '• skhimoir .is atllill somenvhat stiff a« the '.result of the tnlp; but Grant is ln ; flue slta.pt'. '•' Nolthw of the racers hod put !t3<c-msolv<» to tihe. beat posaihte; condition .far «ueh a ride, amid Hire wonder Is .tlmt eiitlwr of them waa a.blc'tO'lX! out; of bed *.«; next day nftar.the race. There's a "ionsw record for H« scorchers to go against. Lot one man, or wo n;-cn wiltli .pa.ceoin.tens, stant out .;uid lower tlw mark from sisbwo: hours, four minutes, foj' the dlsta-nce, two hundred THE SHIKT WAIST. Shirt waists! In the uamo ot indo- pcmlence. my feminine friends, let us rebel if f:iclii-oiL says we have to endure another year of this seasons atrocities in tiia.c UUP. T\K hitaiMloii to. "down the vai-mmts''-is becoming fixed in tht mlniL* of not a few prominent Cincinnati women. One woman snid the other day that if she were forgiven for the tortures .she had put herself through with the things t'hls year she'd never buy another. And tiie same cry Is heard on fill side.--. OC --.: in-oppy, dc- .iocred, ulialioliciil w'.iu'nts thus season's sJiivi 'v.-.-iis; is thi- worst. Yon put one on. dean and fresh, i;:nl start out looking si'ini-rtwpectable. By 1lie lime you've jroiu 1 two squares yon look like a illsh-rag. That Is. iho part of y»u that is not buxotl up in Ironside tuffs anil :i .«t:inil- Ing iMllar. Tliose sa-wnic amingenieuts aro I'vi'ii woi-se than the "in ;.M' .«])r!ng- rlini'. giMitle Annie," .<:eevi'.«, tliat look ,-is if Ihey had malii-ia. If a breath of air wsis |>:iiil by the inch .it couldn't pC'ti- rir.-iti> a Jin«n collar or uiie of rhose can- faiikcj'titis cuffs. Aur how (-harinius \vi> look, don't wu, when we have worn :.lri.s iiiarveloiisly concocted jrarment ro ,M I>:!',1 wiiine or ;i tennis toiirnamcnt or sivni'.' ])]:u:c where wi 1 w:sli TO look ti-im tine i3ukX'i-y. Our s-kLrr s-.i;s: pwtly in rlu' rwiv.' Our sleeve.?, our eo'.lnrs and our Anil's droop despairingly—we mop oni- raves ajul I'egtetiT a vow (hat unless fiislison dictates il iff wen fly than she- has ihi.< yftir the shirt waist, with its tinu'-sLM-ving sleeves and its neat-serving cull's We shall boycott-'!ill It ac- Hiiiri's t.he • decency of the average icjiJi citizen. THE WOES OF A SCORCHER. Likewise the Woes of a Poodle Dog That Was Not Wise. A fanner's wife, living a few miles north of the city, -had a small bout with a bicycle fli-nd the other day. and It all reports :HX> to be taken as true, the good womait came off with her plumes un- runleil, ready for tlic next one who ventures her way. It sei?ms that fho cyclist liad gone forth from tlie city ill order to do a little •ViCOi-ehlnK" which, he feared to undertake upon the streets of Tipton, and. by the way, that was an act for wlilch he wUl.ua*louWiodly receive a loiuig whfte mark and a pair of golden cymbals In heaven. But In an unlucky moment he went scorching past the homo of the lady In question, and Just as he. came opposite the gaite a, vicious little-dog ran. out, glv- jing vent to a gleeful bark which could iH-ve beeu heard by a man at—well, most anywhere. The scorcher scorched and the barker barked, but «ie latter proved to I>e tlie fastest, and upon arriving at a point .opposite the bicycle, he concluded that 1m had discovered nil excellent opportunity for Indulging in one of his fav : oiiltc tricks, that of Jumping through 1hc hoop. Poor UDtle fellow, of eonnse he didn't understand that the spokes were there, but invisible because of Hie terrific rata .-at which the. wheel was -moving, so with a -yelp of delight he sprang forward. Had there b«n. no obstruction the feat would luave been accomplished In a very neat mamner,. but something was there nnd tlie effort ended In dire contusion. Amid n terrific velumn'of terrified screeches, howls and whines : from the unfortunate little cur, the cycle went to pieced upon the spot, while the scorcher went to kingdom- come In a nolgjibortog fence corner where he gazed upon a conglomeration - of stars for several monienls. Upon recovering consciousness, th« poor fellow assumed a semi-perpendicular attitude and began viewing tho wreck. There wass only one piece of the wheel that was worth carrying home, and .that was the saddle. Even It was covered ; wlth several tWcknes of dog gore. FcetlnjBt a prophetic turn of mind comiiug upon him, the fellow muttered, shaking -his fist at the wreck: "There's a seventy-five dollar whee5 burstod. all to thunder by n dad-blasted dog," to which the echo answered: "Yes, and there's a hnndred^lollar dog bnrsted ail to thunder by one o' them dad'blasted bicycles." And upon looking over bis shoulder the wheelman saw '. the -late: bereaved: doggie's mistress, who had been .working- In the gardea near by, shaking 'two brawny fists. In Ills fS'ce..'. And lie'didn't linger.. He had no 'dth«t ItttoWbV"He'.caino. from the .country to slave his-neck... He had no other aiternariye.~Tlptoa.Tribune: SERIES OF RACES. For the Riverside Club Championship and the Medal. I'lN! Rivurside Cycle Club handicap < race far Hire chainp^onship of nhc club .-mid Hie linmdKonic .»>ld medal offered by BOB Marrin, tilw .iowelcr. ib not yet fin- isJnctl. ruere wffl lw a.t tanst two more races aiml possibly three Ixsfioro Lr is decided wlio Uh<! diampion ren«ly is. A race will be rum> au-li moiitli, und the li.n.i'l, to wJiae-h those -..idcrs wli'o have won lirst-. second ami tliird "un Ui.-> prc p:lrn:rory -besiits will pfttticst, wJl). decide t.Iit> rwi.1 oliaimpifH]-. Tho'uoxt race \v'H prolMbly bo nin within two week*. WHEEL CODE Of SIGNALS. Washi'njrton Po,«: -BioycHsts who Indulge in club run* or w.lio travel in small pan.ios along f.-ountry roads may profit from an idea which has been, introduced in. the bicyt-k clubs of France. In 1-lui.t country tlw wliistle is rmieh-pre- fori'ed 10 the bell a.* :i 'jicaais of akirni and fo-r club "runs" or use wlien mor?_ llwn two cyclists ?ro to-nring. The whceiiDun h:is (.-stal.ili.shed :i perfect codu of siguels. in wliii-h htf uses shoo-t and long souiNlo on his w.liistJes. Some of These signals ;ire: Oi-diia.-n-y alarm, thrte show notes. Halt, ono lo-ng-drawn note. "Come a-head" o>r "foliow in*" two long notes. "Whore are youV" or "UV are her " tJirce half-long notes. "Turn to the right" one long-drawn, noTe. one short. 1 "Turn to tlio le.fr," one long-drawn note, two .short. • "Look our. Mni-t-'s danger ahead," ten sharp uot*ss iai qtiicfc successdou. • Gill for help, diree sliort and one long .no", e several times in succession. • The slgmls are now pretty weli •u-odei«tood among the clnbs. It might benefit American' cyclists to take the martcr up, and introduce a similar code of siznals in thte .country. WEALTHY TRAiirg. Tlie South Bend papers ttll a st storj- of tmiiuip life. .Tolai Bennett and Walkw Stephens, two genuine spect- inerns of riie hobo, were onrested at Soutili Beo»l Saiturdiiy and with them two boys wlio gave their names as G<w. Meredith of Xlanwiliestei-, Va., and Dock Gi-et of Paducau, Ky. Thte boys claim they were eatiieed from 'hoime by Ben- iKrtt and Stephens waio forcoil tb«n to lieg.money • <lQd * urn - '*• °' r<ir to 1Jlenl1 Bennett nas a wooden leg amd la this tlie police found several hundred dollars to bills, aind the biformatton Is gtr- en out tint Bonaiett owns a form In tha east and has money barifid in Florida and on. deposit to different banks. TUa. boys were swat home by tlie South BenJ police. .NO TRANSFER OF CLUBS. ,T. T. Bi-u^h Denies the Story About Cleveland find Indianapolis. John T. Brush, the owner of the. Cincinnati and Indianapolis base ball clubs, denies the story published In a Cincinnati paper Sunday In regard to the transfer of the Cleveland dub to Indianapolis and the transfer of the Indianapolis club fo Toledo. "One man cannot make a deal of that sort" said Mr. Brush. "It requires the consent of every other club in the big league before one of Its clnbs can be tr.insfered. and it would require the consent of the clubs In the Western League before the Indlanapolte club. could go to Toledo. Base ball law Is rigid and any one man must hold his interests subservient to the others. This story concerning the transfer ot tne Cleveland club to -Indianapolis has been sprung with the utmost regularity about once a month, but so tar as I au> concerned there Is nothing in the story. Mr. Robinson, of Cleveland, Is. obligated io the league ror a period of te.n yeans to fulfill certain conditions, nnd even if he were to dispose of Ids club, he would not be released from those obligations." England concede* that America make* the best bicycles. Thanks for the acknowledgment. It wasn't. needed. In Vienna a bicyclist, or a: blcyclienno either, for that. matter, must first pa/M an examination as to competency In riding before being permitted to bave the privilege of the streets. Probably such a plan will not now be adopted In oar big cities, but there is more than a modicum of wisdom in It Princess Maud had forty-eight bicycles presented to 'her as wedding, 'gifts. . . - " • Upon.bch'oldlng a girl in bloomers roc Hie. first time a SbelbyvHle and;) horse promptly ran 'away.. And yet some people refuse to admit tlie existence of such a thing as horse sense. .

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