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JOURNAL. SUPPLEMENT. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1896. PAGES 9 TO.12. BEAUTIFUL BUT, TRANSIENT. The Wonders of Paris--Through • Germany-The Rhine. Antwerp, Belgium, 'August 1, 1S9G. For the Journal. It Is unfortunate for the tourist to strike'Paris! flrst' on His continental trip. lie will there form Impressions of foreign life and municipal beauty that will establish a standard which the other points he may visit will strlre In vain to equal or surpass. The French capital is always beautiful. It has been made so to satisfy the French people. Plans for extending rind developing the city which were devised in Napoleon's time and before are yet being carried out. The streets are broad and magnificent, there is an abundance of greenery everywhere, and the open "places" where the populace congregate and enjoy themselves ore frequent und spacious. Every spot of historic interest In Paris—and there are hundreds of thorn-is marked by some statue, some arch or column. Finally everything is clean and well kept. The only regret Is that the buildings and columns which arouse our admiration are of such perishable material. A species of sandstone was used largely in their construction and the sculpturing, which must have been exquisite before the power of the elements took away the clearness and sharp detail, has lost already much of Its effectiveness. Anotner century bids fair to destroy much of that which can never be replaced. Every attempt la 'being made to stay the relentless hand of destruction and the scaffold- Ing of repairers and restorers surrounds many of the public edifices. If such materials as those from which our national buildings are constructed lad been accessible to the French builders the existence of tnelr work would have been prolonged for many more generations. The tourist whose time Is limited to a summer vacation will not be able to travel extensively In Germany. Berlin Is a-city of many attractions but It Is comparatively difficulty to reacli and the ordinary traveler who has put off bis departure from Paris until the last minute must limit himself to a trip down the Rhine from Maycnce to Cologne with only a few side excursions to other German towns. Mayenci- Is twenty hours ride from Paris. The wise ones will break their journey at Metz or some Intermediate point and not Involve themselves in bankruptcy by taking a berth In the imposition that Is dignified by the name of a Bleeping car, or, as we did, ride all night In an ordinary compartment car million dollars who is troubled with an Insufficient number of suitors for her hand would do well to look over tho German market before Investing elsewhere. In connection, with the "Stat- house" or town hall there Is a cafe and n; band supported by the 'city gives evening concerts. Many au unpretentious beer garden In Germany has a : splendid orchestra, equal to the best 'of those which.. '.'star" - through . tho United States. The national love of. music Is gratlfled'cvcryAvhere. Almost every other day rain' falls In the Rhine district aud,'.unless one has favorable decrees from the weather man, the trip down tho river will be anything but beautiful. But with clear skies and a pleasant day the hours spent on tlic Rhine (ire such as will never be forgotten. The-characteristic scenery Is mostly between Bingen and Cologne. . The express boats make the trip In one day but it may be profitably broken at Coblenco. From Bingen there is a continuous succession of castles and terraced vineyards so interesting that the man with the kodak lost his head and snapped his apparatus, flrst on one side of the boat then on the other until he had turned'the film for about twenty exposures, before he thougni to remove the opaque slide that covered the sen- sitzed surface. The Rhlrie is "all it's cracked up to be" but the trip through the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence river affords a diversity of beautiful scenery that may stand comparison with it. Cologne dates back to a half century before Christ and after an Inspection of its narrow and winding streets one comes to the conclusion that It has, like Topsy "just growed" since that time without supervision or direction. The cathedral is the glory of the modern city. It is 1 considered the grandest Gothic church in the world. Its delicately traced spires nr? the tallest In existence. In the treasury are kept the bones of the Magi, brought by the Empress Helena from Constantinople to Milan and afterward transferred by Frederick Barbarossa to Cologne. The church of St. Ursula Is reputed to hold the bones of 11,000 virgins, martyred by the Huns, the remains being worked Into a sort of sepulchral mosaic 'and exhibited In every available part of the church. French-speaking people are reached In an hour and a half's ride from Cologne near Alx-le-Chnpelle. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is three hours farther on. and there the. Paris-smitten tourist begins to breath more easily Brussels is "little Paris" and'it's gayety Is a relief after the more sedate life of the German town's. The streets are filled with people, the shop windows take' on a brighter appearance and with eight or nine, more or less sleepy, things are as lively as one could wish, .fellow-travelers as ones seat-mates. Somebody has advised the prudent The objectionable features or foreign purchaser to go to Paris and see what railroad travel are, first, the entire ab- he wants and then go to Brussels and sence of anything approaching a sys : buy It. Trolley cars, tho only ones we tern of baggage-checking, which makes ! saw, although there are some in Bcr- evcry passenger see to the loading and ' lln, are run with a speed almost equal unloading of all his effects at the prop-' ' " * -— '•"* <*"-*™* nf er place, and the Intense Ignorance nod stupidity of everybody connected with tho railroads. It. becomes necessary to "change cars" on nn average of five times in a hundred miles, and since no. body whom you ask has the faintest Idea of where you must make these changes It requires something a little short of divine Intuition to keep you from being taken to a half dozen different places to which you don't want to go. Maycnce, or Mainz Is at the confluence of the Main and the Rhine. Tho foundation'of the city Is laid as far back as B. C. 14 when Drusus built extensive fortifications. It Is a cathedral city and the cathedral which Is now standing, one of the finest In Germany; ' has been six times burned and rebuilt. Aside from, this, : Mayence presents little of Interest except the characteristics of a typical German town. Almost every other man you meet has the uniform of the German soldier. The privates of the Infantry service are a laughable set In thelc baggy red trousers and black, frock coats but tho officers and cavalry are too Imposing for description. It Is the ambition of every wealthy German girl to marry an "officer" and secure the social recognition that such an alliance gives and, since the pay of the "officers" Is practically nothing, the latter are always open to negotiation. Any girl with; a . liberal "dot" and a trousseau to the ac• cumulation of which.she has directed ' her energies since her sixth birthday can purchase an "officer" and they are considered quite a bargain at tiny price. Ten 'thousand dollars will secure one guaranteed, not to kick over the traces as long aS'Herr Fader "comes down" with a monthly contribution for the support of his son-in- to the American* cars but Instead of ringing the knell of the Incautious pedestrian on a gong, the motorneer contents himself .with tooting the alarm on a little tin' horn when he purposes to destroy somebody. The boulevards and parks are admirable and the new Palais de Justice, the largest building In the world, a stately mass of sculptured and . polished marble, adds the dignity to them which the Capital and the White House at Washington lend, similarly,' to the streets of that city. Antwerp Is a step down from tho luxury and civilization of.Brussels. Hero the characteristics of old Flanders assert themselves and : the language most spoken Is Flemish. Although the street, signs are all printed In French and Flemish and all laws are written and published In both languages the people cling to their old tongue in spite of government efforts to - make French the national language. The Jabber of "low Dutch" Is harmonious with the clatter of the wooden shoe Women's rights consist In lending and helping the dogs that pull the milk carts to drag their loads while as often as not the husband, rides In the carts and divides his time Impartially between whipping the dogs and swearing at the woman. Here is one of the finest Zoological Gardens In Europe. The cathedral has several paintings of great importance .and one cannot be said to be familiar with Rubens until he'has seen-that painter's master piece, the "Descent from the Cross" which 'is kept with others of the great master's works here. Antwerp Is the principal seaport of Belgium and her rhjer affords an Inexhaustible interest -for the traveler with Its scenes of commerce and shipping. At one of .the docks lies the Red Star steamer "West- DUtion tor tne support or nis son-m- aocus lies tne «ea aiur Hiuumui.- t»tm- isw. Any American girl with a few eruland" with all her colors flying and / the.house flag at her mast head indicating ,that this is her sailing day. Her passenger list shows our names and by the turn of the tide we will turn our backs on the.Old Country and our faces toward the New. For the next ten days we will be cut off from communication, with the world and will have time to reflect as we turn up our overcoat collars and roll up In our steamer rugs, on the delightful prospect of Breaching a country which, whiie it may have a temperature near the hundred mark, Is, nevertheless; our own America. •• • • • A. R, KEESLING. WHEELED A HILE IN 1:03. Pheriominal Time Made by Cy cylist Anderson When Paced by a Locomotive. Sn;. Loins Globe Democrat: The long- expected . attempt of Cyclist E. E. .•VudBraoiw to ride ' a, nil-lo a minute, paced by an'on-line, was uitwie on- the Bliufi Line tracks yesterday afternoon at OMaiisbuTg Stallion, fa the presence oif about 500 people. A spedtal trata, cawyitoig <abo<ut 300 St. Louteame, left tMtoa staitton at 1:30 o'clock. Nearly as many, more people were at OldemSburg wliea itfbe tealm airrfved. M-ost of the cn'tlnislasts fonmd. seafe on the bulffs at Mo finteJi potot Anderson made two traiOs before he aititempited Us final one. On ; ttoe flist trial h'e went a fctJif mile at a forty-five miles oia 'hour cl!|p witfliout. a peroqnBlble effort Hi|s second attempt was expected *o be his final, buit adte: going a little over a, haM miile Anderson stopped pedaHlng. Tine walto was then going alt almost a mMe a miiimite gailt.' "Globe Democrat" reporter that while hie was 1 welt sabteftad -with' fflie, result of Ms ittdie, lie felt oaufld^nit that Ire cam. go ii .untie at a rnlilniitie gaitit; if not even faster. Tliere te not ai porsofn wlio saw his great ride ye&teirdiniy wilio disbelieves •Ubils stofleimiuit, as'It was 1 plafaly eri- denit 41 wt Anderson could Jiavo kept up-wldi the pooling even though, it had been a few sc-oojnKls foster. Anderson •bore mo murks or bruises. He said tJiat ;he T'adie nnxih efflxxrttoer tihain-.he diid In • an;)',of ,Mls 'trial's, ITite wlice: stood the. journey well. Thle cement which held itfhe. aiubber ttafc-uttd melted, however, and as Trainer. Bucfcnier-carried 'the machine to Anderson's trailmimg headquarters af'tflr'tbedide'tJhie molted cement was seen to drop -to .she ground. Anderson! amd his employers, met wMi AssUlS'tniat General Passenger Agent A. C. AViiUlfauis, of 'the -Bluff Line last ovealng and decided -to give another •trial'o.u Sunday aftemcwii, August 23. Aiwdaraoia will rfdc a M-glier -gear, about 120. The cyclist iutteiiids vx&UCag for a il'ew daiys, wlren he will leave -for Louisville 'Co aitbond the -National Meet of the L. A. W... Anderson's wife ami fatuer- ,liu-lniw, Mr, 6. W.'A-rnishrong, watched iMs d'de torn the rear cud of the coach. Sirs. AMdBiBOm was as confldcnt as ho.r hiuslKrukl '(Mut the Wai would be a success, aind Is firm in her -belief'that he c«>n clip off three or four second's from. the pccond lie -made yesterday. ' RIDERS ' ENTERED MUST . RACE. i Chairman Gideon of the League of American Wheelmen's racing board takes a stand against the practice of many riders of entering in races and afterward refusing to compete. : "In default of withdrawal of entry one week before date'of meeting or of n WHIST EXPERT NICHOLAS B. TKIST. f Now Orle»n», one ol tho ooiuplouoiu pwticjpanta in tho riith Ameneui wWitDgres. in Brooklyi, i» the author of the •yptem- known M "American 1«*U and i* without doubt .the leading whilt authority of the -world today. Anderson them retuwieid to' 'the starting pottojt tor apotbieir tatid. He was' aittiired In a red amd. wMte Moyelc costutme, aind wore long, black gloves, neadJilng all the way up hto jwn*. He wore a pair of smakied glasses to protect hite eyes from dinidens. Ait 3:50 o'clock • lite gave the signal ito start amid the great iium- had bcgraa lito carp***.- . As the startling poilnt was miebjed *h'e tradm was gotng ait the rate .of fifliy miiies ae hour. Anderson wps'iriUHInB easily, behJlnd Hit . After, go- iiag albouit Half <tfl»e dillstaince lie dropped back aiboiut 12 tost. A quitck spurt put Mei dllrsiatly ibtahtadi *!* tval^ again, Anderson Mag op like gnta deatJ], and' wham itlie aaglnc iad struck the torpedo, anmouniclng tihUt the flinfcihtog point Jiad been rtmcted Araderson, was 'lees Ulna 15 feet beblodi the cwacb^ He tlw?n begam 'to baick pedal and to lees than a sbrteenitih of a mile hnd brouglif'hte ma- .<?Mde to a fuB stop. . Tine .tr»in' ne- HiuTnod ifor htai and. 'lie .was can'ted -aiboaiid secoKd itlileclieere of tola friemdti. ... Douigtos W. Kobert and "Wffliliam' P. 'Latng were olioseto an. -the tinners. . An; a<5oHen(t to '.Mr. Roberts watiehi pre- vanibed Mto from "sibling th|e: correot- time, but Mr. Lntog, wW; te ra:teid as one of thte -beat timers to 'St. Ixwiite, Caught ifflie cycJtet'B 'speed at- one imtaiute and. awieo feewnds. Ainaepsoini rodie < ia 02. ) a*ir,.inmfl, banrtog the. la* BixteentU of a mille, he ; experienoed no tKwble-vto- keeptog up wdJtbthe engtae. Hte'-wheel • wlglield 19 pwund9. : Engtnie 'No. • 7 'wlifliclh 'MMJed Aindeasn,' 'to' 'fastest lojcomotilives' to tine weat,. itham iialf'a mite 4lt tod attaitaed'a speed; iof 60 miles an ilMxuir, WMSlinmi .puckner, AndierBQD.'B tra|llnier r oi(;cupted aceeat. la the cab and' assisted EOgiaeer Ebcrle nad FJirefmua Adams tn keaptng Uve pace at am evcin rnjfce. , eaM aifiter the race to a eatisfactory and 1 conclusive explanation of failure to compote In any of the events for wWch entered," says Mr. Gideon, "riders become liable to suspension tram the track for a period at the pleasure of ; the board. Entrants In handcap' events, may only be excused from starting by the referee. Failure <to pay entry fees also renders riders liable to suspensloui-" The flrm position of the racing board te a boon to meet promoters, who frequently argue to no purpose with wheel men wio want their own way. Among the professionals the men want to re- servo themselves for the big contests, and frequently though placed on the program, positively .refuse to start. The board's enforcement of the rule will bring the cracks oftener together or decrease the number of entries. Aftw the Trade of Women. Dealers in bicycles are authority for tbeatatement that the business aspect of ,the bicycle trade has materially, changed during the. past year.. Instead of the main business consisting in dealing with men's wheels,' quits the contrary is true. . Dealers tire now doing their utmost *° attract the eye of the women, and it is announced that before long there will be three wheels sold for women where one will be. sold for men. —Chicago Inter Ocean. " . ". An ActreW Handiome Wheel. -. Caroline,MisketHoyt' bas^een voted the most popular, aotress in the.United BtateB-in'a:rece'nt.contest.,.The prize offered was - a.full, nickel bioyole of standard. make finished -in .a.most elaborate manner, with; handsomely rornamented toolbag, a solid silver cyclometer and a silver search lamp A plate of gold was engraved withr the name and an appro priate inscription. The bicycle has bean formally prewnted to Mrs Hoyt.—New Tribune.;- - r FASHIONS AT NEWPORT. The Popularity of Black Trimmings—Black or White Hats. Althongh Mack Is often somewhat ilgnotied Ja» eairily spring or summer, It assarts i'tseK sooner or later, and par- ijkjularJy during- the present month— possibly a» a contrast to gay colors, or as Iwraldiitog the approach of fall. Bliijek lace on. toe w-hiiite muslin i«? very cffooWve, and three or four rows on a. sldirt, with a ruffle at the edge, and cross bands an the wafet, denote truly alogalnit taste. Black and yellow comtataafcions are notitaeaibly popular among the gay tlirouig' at the Cnsiiio, ar in afternoon drives on Bollevue Avenue, black plumes on yellow Leshorns, or mists. of black tulle and wings ornament yellow lace straw*. ' A liamtsojue bJack skant and yellow waist a-re considered very recherche, •aind n black Neapolitan liait, clouded In black Miilane, wish black a.igrelibes, and -\vlngs. to be worn with, wihSte or col- qred costumes, is esseatital 4o every Newport belle. Young people look Jowsly in. all-white hate of chiffon, tulle and white witogs; on Mi/eir driv&s or promenades, their charms enhanced by white ostrich feather capes and boas; a,ud homely Indeed must lw tue face that is not attrac- ti'vie in aucfli enviro.nimen.tfi. Heavier \vra.ps fl.rc often necessary iu ' ri * rtv °- £ ortsmi breezes or cool olia-nff«>,'an-(l velvet or vel'Iuttna capes serve a greater variety oC purposes itlian those of any other material,.it boinff difficult to dis- the bitten- flubrJ/e from, hijrh- siDk velvet at Mie d.-lsCance of a few feet. Yfiicbltling Ms a prominent fetituire of Newport life; • eowsequetttly, yachrtiEng isuits command special ajStemtrom. Those of white "duck or linen, look cool and appropriate on warm d-ayis, but blue or white aarge meeto all. requirements. Plata sfcirtB aind short jackets trimmed by gililt, blue or white braid, arranged in crosswise dusters down tine fnoat, on a revere on- plain Eton (or Zouave) jacket, ench strap -teradnattog to a gilt button, coiistttuiiie stylish costumes, the ad- dfttion of a white leather belt being op- daaal. White cloitn rovers on blue or black sulits, ornajnonited- wWh. gilt braid, arc exitremely effective, and rosettes with a .gilt button ait ttie centre are much, in fafor. Tlie populaittoji-of Newport is more jsitatitanary iljijui tihat of Saratoga* the mpparent wealth, and elegance have a background of maiMops, wMc only ft temporary display Is often attained at Saratoga, Ttoe same people come here yiear after year, and! a permanent Inetl- tuitlon dp Newport household Is Ivory soap, causing the .mJlMoniote's glass and cMna to spnrklo like diamond*?, pre- sqrvJmg the colors of baby's daJtmty Httle flannel sacques, or the varied <titaits of ifche older staters tondsome shiiit waists. The skfrto of some baithlng suits are EOffcioeaibiliy 6hart, so much so that the drawers do apt Show at all, and the sleeves a ataigite, snort puff. Mohair, biilitorttoe, aergie, and even taffeta, silk and black aaitiiin, suite are stovvm, and large collare of red, wMte and blue are a rule, often fa addition, to elaborate . A benedltattan ito goM aooid bicyde dev- oiteea lias come aibout to tibe stape of a stlmiuilaiticid legging, whteh, Is notMng m«re dton a Tome tao-ootored sitacktog, 1 thfe buttjani .holes miade Sim heavy Mlk on toe exterior,'with* butlons fastened Into proper pta*. For cool weaSUer stout Iw^Dary ta soft plaia* or noised tones, wilth a gayly-ciO'loirBd. "cuff top" to suo- stiiltu*eid, and. these liave the advoKtage of being with or without feet. It fe oblgiatory agatn -tWis eeason that sihioes, h'osllary and cwftumeB slwuld be to keeping; itmerefotre, *an'or black still enjoy gwenit favor. Open 1 work, lace rJIbs, or amnll emibroidercid deaHigns on ptoto ooiors, with wihtte or colored tops, enjoy great presWfee. VERONA CLARKE. PHYSICIAN'S ADVICE TO WHEEL- WOMEN. A phjysilcltaini oauMons wlieeJ women oggknat rlditn9*stftih< the saddle too low. -It Us ithdja posdltilioni that te responpiibls for the erannpnff of .tht^ohteet, the strata- tog of the back; oaio^^^ ilmpiedlng oif tlite full actton of musSfe of thte legs. Wlnen ithto Boddle ;te too low the eaine ItanHSoh albove the knee extets tot Js erj*oiillen»od dm rupntoi? a sewing ma- dukae. The saddle BhouMbte sufficiently to petmUt the tnftlne. eiteoBitani ol teg, and ithns give iflhese musdes a second of nelaxaltHan oa the downward atroke >of the pedall'. ••TMe Is possible .now more than a year or two'agp. Wibefi fewer dMdad sbllrts were -worn by WbeelwomHB. The snimg pbyslcten urges a long wide saddle euBpendbd between sp.ntngB tottand, of the narrwv One Dollar WILL NOT BUY A House and Lot i But It Will Purchase Something Just as Valuable The Will Be Delivered at Your House for $1 Per Year IN ADVANCE, OR, IDc V DROP a POSTAL CiRD Giving: Name and Street Number^ ~?y . ,.A .. ,„!._