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TWfIS A PARAbYZER
DENZKRJR WORK I\ THE BOX WAS
SOMETHING OF A RKVELATIOJi
GOT BARELY FOUR HITS,
FROM WHICH THEY SI CCEEDKD
IH MAKING THE CIRCUIT OF
COLD BUGS ARE OLT OF LUCK.
They Play a Phenomenal Game, but
Fail to Win—Brewers Defeat
St. Paul «, Detroit 2.
MiniieapoliM 11, Grand Rapids 10.
Milwaukee 7, Colnmbn* O.
Played. Won. Lost. Per Cent.
Detroit 31 21 10 .C 77
St. Paul 29 18 H .621
Indianapolis 28 17 11 .607
Kansas City 31 18 13 .581
Minneapolis 33 18 15 .545
Milwaukee 35 18 17 .514
Columbus 34 9 25 .265
Grand Rapids ....31 7 24 .226
GAMES SCHEDULED FOR TODAY.
St. Paul at Detroit.
Minneapolis at Grand Rapids.
Milwaukee at Columbus.
Kansas City at Indianapolis.
Special to the Globe.
MT. CLEMKNS. May 31.—Western league
ball was introduced into this city this after
noon when the new athletic park was dedi
cated by Comiskey's braves knocking the life
out of the leaders.
The new Sunday grounds of the Detroit
team are very well appointed, and to overcome
opposition the first $300 in at the gate went to
the sufferers from the recent cyclone. The at
tendance was large, despite the poor facilities
for reaching here from Detroit, which is
twenty-three miles distant. The game was one
of the best ever seen in these parts, and Den
ver's work in the box was a revelation aa
Western league pitchers go. He had speed
and control when he needed it, and the De
troits could only hit flies at the outfielders.
Jim Burns made one sensational stop, and lit
tle Knoll pulled down two home runs in a
manner that surprised even his greatest ad
mirers. In the eighth inning Trost ran into a
barb wire fence chasing a foul from Den
koi's bat, and tore his left arm and leg so he
will not. play for some time to come. Detroit
started heroically and then stopped. Knoll's
hit and errors by O'Rourke and Pickett
gave one in the first, and Corcoran's hit,
a sacrifice and Gayle's double one in the sec
ond. After that the Detroits never made a
hit until the ninth, when Knoll made a triple
and was left. Burns' hit, Glasscock's first
and doubles by Shugart and Spies In the
fourth earned a pair. A single by O'Rourke
and Mertes' double brought in one In the fifth.
The last three in the sixth were due to
Corcoran's wild throw on Shugarfs grounder,
Spies' base on balls, Denzer being hit by the
pitcher and Mertes' single. Score:
Detroit. a7b7~r7~hTp.O. A. E.
Ktcholson, 2b 4 0 0 2 2 0
Knoll, cf 4 1 2 3 0 0
Dungan, rf % o 0 2 0 0
Burnett, If 3 0 0 2 10
Whistler, lb 2 0 0 G 1 0
Corcoran, ss 3 1 1 2 2 1
Gilleii, Hb 3 0 0 2 3 0
Tro.st c ..; 3 0 0 3 0 0
Twinohaii. c 0 0 0 1 0 0
Gayle, p 3 0 1 1 2 0
♦Fifleld, p 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 2 4 24 11 1
~~St. Paul. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E.
O'Rourke. 3b 4 2 1 2 0 1
Mertes, cf 4 0 2 6 0 0
George, If 4 0 0 1 0 0
ISurns, if 3 0 1 6 0 0
Pickett, 2b 3 0 1 2 1 1
Glasseock, lb 3 1 0 9 1 0
Shugart, ks 4 2 10 10
Spies, c 3 11110
Denzer, p 3 0 10 3 0
Totals 31 6 8 27 7 2
Betroit 77.".'. 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 o—2
St. Paul ..- 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 *—6
'Batted for Gayle In ninth inning.
Earned runs, Detroit 1, St. Paul 3; two
ba.se hits. Gayle, Shugart, Spies, Mertes;
three-base hit. Knoll; sacrifice hits, Corcoran,
Gillen, Glasseock; stolen bases, O'Rourke,
Spies; first base on balls, by Gayle 4, by
Denzer 5; hit by pitcher, by Gayle 1; left on
bases, Detroit 7, St. Paul 7; struck out, by
Gayle 2; by Denzer 2; double plays, Burnett
and Gillen; time, 2:05; umpire, McDonald;
GOLD BUGS OUT OF LUCK.
Piny a Phenomenal Game, but Fail
to Win. •
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.. May 31.—Thornton
struck out thirteen men today, and his sup
porters made but a single error, but the Mil
lers won by making a home run hit when
the bases were full. In the ninth Genins
made an error that let in two runs. Carney
felt so bad about It that he suspended Gen
ins indefinitely, and will keep him on the
bench all summer if necessary. Score:
~7Grajid~Rapid<r A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E.
Genins, cf 4 2 1 0 0 1
Mills, 2b 5 2 14 2 0
Carney, lb 5 2 8 4 0 0
Camp, If 4 0 110 0
Gettinger, rf H 1 2 a 0 0
Smink, c 5 0 2 13 0 0
Parrott, ss 5 110 10
Kiles, 3b 4 2 3 110
Thornton, p 5 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 42 10 14 »25 5 1
Minneapolis" A.B. R, H. P.O. A. E.
Conners, 2b 5 1 2 1 4 4
Lally, If 4 113 10
Wilmot, cf 5 1 2 5 1 0
Werden, lb 4 2 2 11 2 0
Frank, rf 4 113 0 0
Schriver, c 3 3 2 1 1 0
Kuehne, 3b 5 0 0 1 4 1
Ball, ss 3 10 112
Tlealy, p 4 12 10 0
Totals 37 11 12 27 14 7
Grand Rapid 7 2 0 2 10 2 0 3 o—lo
Minneapolis 2 0 110 0 0 5 2—ll
*One out when winning run was made.
Earned runs. Grand Rapids 6, Minneapolis
B; two-base hits, Carney, Gettinger, Smink 2,
Werden; three-base hit. Werden; home runs,
Carney, Mills, Lally, Healy, Schriver; stol
en bases, Mills, Camp, Conners, Werden 2;
double plays, Parrott to Mills to Carney;
bases on balls, off Thornton 6; off Healy 2;
bases by hitting batsman, by Healy 1; struck
out. by Thornton 13, by Healy none; passed
balls, Smink 2; time, 2:30; umpire, O'Day;
BREWERS BARELY WIX.
Their Latest Phrnom Ruthlessly
COLUMBUS, 0., May 31.—Nonnemaker,
Milwaukee's find, was exploded in the box
again today, eight safe hits being made
off him in the fourth Inning. Barnes finished
the game. Score:
Columbus ....0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0-6 16 2
Milwaukee ... .2 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 »-7 15 2
Batteries, Wolverton and Wilson; Nonne
maker, Barnes and Spear.
Sheriff Stopped the Hooalera.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 31.—The game of baaa
ball scheduled for this city today between th«
Kansas City and Indianapolis clubs was not
played, owing to interference of the sheriff.
Uliionn Won the Third.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., May 31.—1n the third
and last game between Hamm's Exports, of
St. Paul, and the Wlnona base ball team
here this afternoon the latter won by a score
of 9 to 8. Wlnona won two of the three
games of the series.
Only Alleged Base Ball.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., May 31.—1n a eama of »v
leged base ball here today Dulutb defeated
Stillwater, 29 to 9.
\ isiiorn Defeated.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., May 81.—In the ball
game played here today between the Mankato
Maroons and the St. Peter club the latter
was defeated by a score of 8 to 4.
AMATEIRS* SISDAY GAMES.
The Burkhards defeated the Pickups In the
morning, IS to 8, and in the afternoon played
the Defenders, but on account of the alleged
unfair decisions of the umpire, they quit
playing, and returned to their field, where
they defeated the Standards, 16 to 3.
• * •
The Colts defeated the Nonpareils Saturday
by a score of 17 to 7, and yesterday defeated
the High Flyers by a score of 15 to 6. The
Colts line up as follows: P. McDonough and
A. Labore, catchers; D. Tucker and Louis
Godfrey, right field and pitchers; P. Leitner,
first base; E. Wood second base; P. Papi
neau, shortstop; J. Larkln, third base; V.
Whaley, left field; A. Kuby, center field.
The Colts challenge any club in the city. Ad
dress P. Leitner, Wlnslow and Augusta
Entries for the Morris Park: Event
Close Sept. 15.
NEW YORK, May 31.—At a meeting of the
stewards of the National Steeplechase associa
tion held at Morris park yesterday, it was
unanimously decided that a two days' meet
ing shall be given at Morris park in the au
tumn. The programme will include three
steeplechases or hurdle races each day, the
final closing for the fixed events to be Sept. 13,
and the entrance to all over-night races to be
free. It is also proposed to amend the rules
so that three-year-olds can run in the hurdle
races in August.
Oubert Won the Frenoh Derby.
PARIS, May 31.—1n the race for the French
Derby today (Prix de Jockey olub) of 5,508
pounds for three-year-olds, one and a half
miles. Champ Oubert won, Champigo second
and Trebons third.
DARK MEN AS FIGHTERS.
They Are Good Soldiers When Prop
erly Trained and Officered.
The plain truth is that the natural fighting
power of the Asiatics and Africans is very
nearly equal to that of Europeans—so nearly
equal that whenever the dark men are even
decently organized and armed, or led by a
man of capacity, the white men's advantage
disappears, and they have to light with all
the care and generalship and even numbers
which they would require in Europe. It is
assumed that these things will never occur;
but the assumption is a very large one, and
by no means borne out by past facts. We
all know and admit that the necessary
change has occurred in Japan, and no Eu
ropean power would now invade that coun
try without taking all the precautions it
would take if it were invading a European
state. Indeed, Russia is actually accumulat
ing a great army in Eastern Siberia—9o,ooo
men, it is said—in fear lest the Japanese, if
too much pressed, should invade her. The
ameer of Afghanistan is accumulating Eu
ropean weapons year by year, and is actu
ally manufacturing them in such quantities
that, should we ever come into conflict with
his successor, the general in command will
have to be as careful as if he were face
to face with a European foe. It is not Gen.
Roberts who will tell anybody that the con
quest of Afghanistan—supposing that our
democracy decided on that foolish enterprise
—would be an easy task or a military pa
rade. And now in Abyssinia a European
army has been actually destroyed by an
African power whose soldiers, though no
doubt of the Semite blood, are most of them
darker thun any tribe of Asiatics. The
Italians were of the best blood of Europe;
they belonged to an army trained for thirty
years to meet European opponents; and they
died in a proportion to their numbers most
unusual ir warfare. Yet they were swept
in utt-1 .<•.!!. out of the hills, and had Mene
lek but pursued, as a European general
would have done, would have been swept
out of Africa.
The white powers must in future organize
their expeditions into Asia or Africa more
carefully; must avail themselves of science
to the uttermost; must choose the very
ablest commanders; must, in fact, make war
with as much precaution as if their enemies
were Europeans. They will not any more be
able to conquer dark men as Mexico wa
conqured by Cortes, or Surajah Dowlah by
Clive. And, secondly, If their huge enter
prise is to bo carried out—if, that is, they
Intend to be predominant in Asia and Africa,
and it Is nothing less than this that they
are attempting—they must agree within the
range of that enterprise to pull together.
If they are going to vent their spites on
each other, or satisfy their jealousies or
gratify their ambitions by secret alliances
with the dark powers, by finding them
weapons or providing them with military
counselors, the great enterprise in the end
will fail. They will furnish the very little
necessary to enable the dark men to beat
white men on the field of battle, and, as It
is by battle that conquests are effected,
the conquest of Africa or Asia will become
impossible. Suppose the Hovaa had fought
on the slopes of their high plateau as the
Shoans and Amhahas fought, all the force
which France could dispatch to Madagascar
would never have captured Antananarivo.
And it is more than probahle that if the
Hovas had been honestly led by a man like
Menelek, and If they had been confident in
their weapons as tho Abyssinians were, they
would have anticipated the horrible scene
before Adowa, and France, instead of Italy,
would be weeping over defeat by a brown
power. The dark men have always been
willing to fight; they are now slowly learn
ing the conditions of success In battle, and,
as they learn them, are becoming much
more dangerous foes. European soldiers.
Lord Wolseley Included, must get that fact
fully Into their minds and provide against
it, or they will be taught by experiences
of which that just acquired by Gen. Bara
tlerl may not be the most disastrous.
Flying Under the Water Elude the
Detroit Free Press.
It is a rare privilege to see a wild bird
swim under water, and one to be obtained
only by strategem combined with good luck.
The spectacle has been twice accorded the
writer, and the appearance was so remark
able that a description is offered, together
with the conditions which led up to the ob
Two of us were hunting, and as we were
unsuccessful in securing game we resolved
to try our skill on some pied-bill grebes
which wero disporting themselves on a mill
pond. These active divers are also known
by the names of water witch, didapper, dab
chick and dive*. This bird is a very elusive
chap in,the .water. He can dive in a way
to surprise the. smartest shooter, and will
escape from a whole regiment of expert gun
ners, if there is plenty of water for his move
Securing a boat, we paddled out on th«
pond, when, of course, the flock of seven
plungers disappeared beneath the surface,as
they never attempt to escape by flight. When
the scattered birds reappeared above the water
several shots were directed at them, unsuc
cessfully, as they dove repeatedjy at the flash.
Selecting one bird, probably immature and
inexperienced, we were so fortunate as to
drive it into shallow water at the edye of th»
pend. In a confined place, and In water not
over one foot deep, so surrounded by banks
that the rattled bird could not escape, It swam
about just beneath the surface in plain sight.
Its motions were rapid, and in adidtion to the
propulsive power obtained from Its feet, it
also used its wings to assist. In fact,.jthe
writer Is not at all sure that it did not attain
its chief impulse from Its wings. The mo
tions by the feet were alternate, as in case of
the tame duck, either on land or in water.
But the motions of the wings were combined,
as if the bird were flying through the water,
with the head and neck stretched out and the
wings in nearly regular beat. Finally the
mistaken creature broke water and took to
Its wings above the surface, when it fell
an easy victim to the ready gun.
A Peenllar Poverty Problem.
The New York courts have just witnessed
another of those interesting dramas in real
life where a young man of fashion, who has
lost a fortune of several millions in specula
tion, is summoned to take the poor debtor's
oath in court. As usual in such cases, he
swears that, though living in luxury and ar
rayed in good clothes, he is penniless, and
hasn't the wherewithal to pay for his next
meal. At th« earn* time his wife is drlvea
in her pri\ate carriage to court, and is con
ducted, by. ..}»•»■. footman to the place where
the examination is going on, in order that
she may Ifsten to. the proceedings and buoy j
up the young man by her sympathetic pres- !
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: MONDAY, JUNE 1, 1896.
FOR THE GYGLISTS
TERSE GOSSIP OF THE SILENT
STEED LOCALLY AS WELL AS
PATH TO CLEVELAND AVENUE.
SUMMIT AVESIE CYCLE TRACK IS
XOW XEARLY A MILE IN
THE ALL-rERVADIXG FEVER,
With Comment* Thereon and Newa
Thereof From Points Xe»»r and
While the local wheelmen are so slow
In contributing to the fund for the
building of the cycle paths to White
Bear and the west end of Minneapolis
that many of the promoters are quite
discouraged, the fact remains that the
paths are being built. Last night saw
the Summit avenue path completed to
Cleveland avenue, practically a mile
from its starting point at Snelling, and
tomorrow morning the city engineer
will superintend the beginning of work
on the White Bear path.
The lack of funds is, however, a seri
ous embarrassment, in that it is forc
ing the building of the paths on a con-
BICYCLE AND VEHICLE FOR THE SICK.
tracted scale, the White Bear path,
which should be at least ten feet in
width, being limited by the financial
resources of the builders to six feet,
and perhaps to four.
In this state of affairs it would seem
that the local wheelman and wheel
women should rise to the occasion more
loyally. While there are several thou
sand wheels ridden In this city, there
has been a total of but a few hundred
dollars contributed to the cause So
far —a sadly deficent sum.
* • *
Not to be able to ride a bicycle is to
be ignorant of an accomplishment
which this year leads all others, says
a writer in the Chicago Tribune. Never
has a recreation existed which has ab
solutely fascinated so many people.
The pessimistic individual who only
last year stood around with his hands
in his pockets and his nose in the air
calling bicycling a craze which would
not outlive the summer of '95, this year
spends his spare moments looking crit
icaMy through the plate-glass of the
bicycle store show windows, wonder
ing "what is the use in buying a high
grade wheel when one looking fully as
good can be had for less than half
Everybody is learning to ride. Prince
and pauper, mispress and maid, have
alike succumbed to the spell of the
bicycle. Merry-eyed children spin
along the boulevards by the side of
white-whiskered men and women, who,
ten years ago, would have been hor
rified at the idea of their doing any
thing so undignified. And how did
they all learn? Easily. That is, the
children did. Being used to all sorts'
of falls and jars, they know no fear
on that score; the art of balancing they
take to naturally. And a knowledge
of the laws of balancing, combined
with a wholesome degr <>.. of self-con
fidence, is absolutely all \ere is to the
art of wheeling.
It is difficult for a man, and almost
impossible for a woman, to learn to
ride without an instructor. When one
is secured—an obliging friend, who can
be pressed into service, or, better still,
a teacher who knows his business—the
would-be rider should disposses his
mind of the idea that an old wheel
will do to learn on. It need not be
new, but it must be adjusted to liter
ally ftt the rider. For the beginner
will acquire the art twice as easily
i if the saddle, handle bars and pedals
are rightly placed than if they are too
high or too low.
There are two things the novice
should always remember: First, that
he should not grasp the handle bar
with a grip so tense the muscles of
j his arms and the cork in the handles
become equally tired. Second, that he
must keep on pedaling. The motion is
not easy for the feet accustomed only
to the walking movements, and the
new rider finds it difficult to keep his
mind on more than one "'thing at a
time. When the instructor says, "Turn
your front wheel in the direction you
are falling," the scholar g\ve» a fran
tic jerk to the front wheel and stops
pedaling In the effort. Consequently
the teacher's aid is required to save
! both wheel and rider from a bad fall.
Only an expert trick rider can sit on a
wheel and hold it motionless and erect.
The beginner had best not attempt it.
In balancing a bicycle the body must
be kept erect and In a direct line with
the frame of the wheel. The novice,
especially if of the feminine sex, will
instinctively assume a position calcu
lated to deceive the onlookers into the
| belief that an exaggerated case of
| spinal curvature has affected the rider.
| This is usually done with the idea of
i lessening the distance of the expected
| fall. And but for the intervention of
the patient teacher the fall would im
mediately occur. The body should
bend and sway with the motion of the
wheel, but always in line with It. The
eyes should be kept up and looking
straight ahead. Looking downward or
at some object in the road causes the
beginner to become "object struck,"
and the wheel will move as unswerv
ingly towards this object as a magnet
draws to the steel.
* • *
It is rumored that an attempt will be
made by a number of leading bicycle
manufacturers to secure legislation in
the more important bicycle making
states to protect the public from im
position by unscrupulous ..flrms that
build bicycles from inferior
and advertise them as absolutely of
the highest grade. It is argued that
accidents frequently occur from the
collapse of such bicycles, and life and
limb are jeopardized by their use. In
an editorial on the subject the Ameri
can Wheelman says: "The extraordi
nary demand for bicycles has caused
the turning out of all kinds of truck la
beled 'bicycles,' 'and all sorts of irre
sponsible peopler-tncluding prison la
bor manufacturers^-who have unload
ed on the unsuspecting public a goodly
lot of two-wheeled'affairs which they
call bicycles. If' akw can be enacted
which prevents catling butterine but
ter, and makes-it ■'a penal offense if
butterine is not properly labeled, the
movers in the crusade against the mak
ers of pretended bicycles think that
the legislatures Vill protect them
against imitators. ' They further say
that the new law *will compel bicycle
manufacturers to label their products
and give purchasers a detailed state
ment as to the. ingredients used in its
construction. The maker will have to
say (if the law is enacted) what ma
terial Is used in the make-up of the
bicycle he seeks to sell. The work
manship will also be inquired into, and
the quality arrived at will be fixed Into
grades, so that no one will be misled.
If the purchaser wants a cheap bicycle
he can buy one, but at the same time
he will not be deluded into the belief
that he is buying a $100 high grade
wheel. New York, Massachusetts and
Pennsylvania will probably be heard
from first, th/ri Illinois, Indiana and
Ohio will be tackled. Many profess to
believe that the different legislatures
will respond to the idea."
• • *
A way to fasten a tire to any hind
of a rim without heating- the cement
is to take hard red cement, grind as
fine. as possible and let it stand for
several hours in a large-mouthed bot
tle, first having covered with benzine.
An occasional shaking should be given
it, until the cement is thoroughly dis
solved, when it is residy for use. The
rim should be clearted with a cloth rat
urated with benzine, and a heavy coat
of cement applied to rim with a
brush. Then apply benzine to the
part of the tire that sets on the rim,
put on the tire and inflate hard.
* * ♦
The latest medical convert to the
bicycle says: "Wheel riding will do
one good act for the future of mankind.
It will teach the men and women how
to breathe. Every one who learns to
ride learns to breathe through the nose,
while over 50 per cent of the pedes
trians keep their mouth open. It is
a good thing to teach people to keep
their mouths shut."
* * ♦
Some observing mini's discovered
(How, I've never thought to ask).
That the cycling maiden's bloomers
Have a pocket for a flask!
That the cyclfng girl in Texaa,
As she rides is not afraid;
She provides a pistol pocket
When she has her bloomers made;
That the bloomer girl of Boston,
Always cool and wisely frowning,
Has a pocket in her bloomers
Where she carries Robert Browning;
That the Daisy Bell of Kansas,
Who has donned the cycling breeches.
Has a pocket In her bloomers
Full of woman suffrage speeches;
That Chicago's wheeling women.
When her cycle makes rotations,
Has a special bloomer pocket
Where she carries pork quotations;
That Milwaukee's cycling beauties,
As they pedal day by day,
Have a tiny secret pocket
Where a corkscrew's stowed away;
That the Gotham bloomer damsel.
Whom Manhattan dudes admire,
Has a tutti-frutti pocket
Full of gum to mend her tire.
* • •
The bicycle 'baggage bill recently
passed by the legislature has
turned out to be in the nature of a gold
brick, and after considerable hard
work the wheelmen now find them
selves In practically the same position
as they were before the legislation was
attempted. The new law specifies that
hereafter bicycles are to be baggage,
and shall be transported as baggage
for passengers by all companies oper
ating within the state, and be subject
to the same charges and liabilities as
other baggage, but that the railroads
shall not be compelled to transport
more than one bicycle for each person.
The legislators assumed that the rail
roads were by law required to carry
baggage free, but there is no such law
on the statute books of Ohio. The rail
roads will therefore be able to charge
whatever they please for carrying bi
cycles, since the law only requires that
they shall be carried as baggage. The
wheelmen of Ohio are wondering if the
railroads will take advantage of the
weak point in the law. The officers of
the Pennsylvania and! Vandalia lines
have already announced that bicycles
will be carried free on the lines con
trolled by them west of Pittsburg.
* • •
It is probable that the manufacturers
will adopt a new English custom of
designing highly ornate sprocket
wheels. The larger sprockets which
are in common use, of the '96 pattern,
give ample opportunity for adornment
in the new method. In the latest de
sign of English sprockets the space be
tween the tooth rim and the hub is
filled with ornamental open work,
which, it is said, greatly stiffens the
sprocket wheel, anQ at the same time
adds to its beauty The gTeat possi
bilities in decoration of this sort may
lead the makers t6 adopt sprockets of
original design as frade marks, like the
name plates now generally employed.
Large sprockets ai*e advocated because
of diminished ffiction. Stiffening is
necessary in order to prevent side play.
* ♦ •
"In riding on Hot summer days," re
marks a noted doctor, "the head should
be well protected'from the sun, and the
back of the neck also. There should
be nothing tighl about the neck, and
the shirt collar should be open in front
If possible. Some people still entertain
tlie obsolete idea that cycling produced
varicose veins. The exact contrary is
the truth. Varicose veins can be en
tirely cured by cycling, moderately and
sensibly indulged in. The gentle exer
cise, while all weight is removed, is
the best thing for this complaint, and
I have known case entirely cured where
all other remedies have failed. Grow
ing girls and little children should
never be allowed to cy~le except most
moderately. Till the spine is perfectly
strong, and the b>Mies have hardened,
permanent injury may be produced by
spending too much time in the saddle.
It is enough to make one shudder to I
see little children on cycles where they
have to bend from side to side, and
strain to reach the pedal?, or else
where their saddles are «o low that
they palpably exhaust themselves in
their effort to propel the machine.
Parents little know how cruel is their
kindness in encouraging their little
ones to over-faHgue their backs and
• • •
Tandem riding promises to increase
in popularity this year. The added }
interest in riding two-seaters comes
from the fact that riders may enjoy
each other's company this way, but
scarcely do so when riding: singly.
Then, again, a lady who Is nervous
and becomes easily frightened at pos
sible danger, thus losing control of her
wheel, is perfectly safe with a man on
a tandem. The exertion for each rider
is much less, as is shown in the fact
that the more riders on a machine the
faster it can go. Again, there is the
pleasure of a country ride, which is de
nied to many of the women for the
reason that they are not able to ride
for any length of time and are unable
to pull up the hills encountered. With
a man behind, the woman can slack
up on her work when she gets tired
and does not need to exert herself so
much in pulling up hill. This feature,
however, will not commend itself great
ly to the riders of the other sex. The
growing tendency to use tandems has
been recognized by manufacturers, and
now almost all of them are building |
the machines. All the local stores have
them, and are taking more interest in
pushing their sale than ever before.
Last year the dealers here did not ex
pect to sell many, if any, having them
merely to rent, while this year the tan
dem is a stock machine.
• • •
Wheelmen in this country are seri
ously considering whether the pace
maker is an absolute necessity to the
racing man. The presence of pacemak
ers on tandems or triplets undoubtedly
make fast time, but is fast time what !
the spectators want at cycle meets?
Does not a hard-fought finish arouse
more enthusiasm than one man finish
ing far ahead of others in phenomenal
time? On race tracks, where thor
oughbreds contest, time counts for
naught. It is the head-and-head strug
gle through the stretch that brings
spectators from their seats in a wild
delirium of ecstatic joy. The Austral
ian wheelmen have come to the con
clusion that pacemakers are not needed
in racing, and they propose to abolish
that adjunct. To stimulate the rider
into making fast time, however, they
will offer cup prizes in races.—New
• • •
The following from the Philadelphia
Inquirer explains what is termed the
."factor of safety" in a bicycle, but it
seems probable that the rate for a
wheel is placed at least .25 too low:
"The manufacture of the modern bi
cycle presents one of the most com
plex and delicate problems known in
mechanical engineering; a prob
lem more difficult of solution than the
construction of a bridge, a locomotive
or a twenty-story building. The reason
is that what scientists call 'factor of
safety' Is lower in the bicycle than
almost any other mechanical product.
In high-pressure guns, for instance,
the factor of safety is even as great as
twenty, which means that the guns
are made twenty times as strong as is
theoretically necessary for the strain
they must bear. In ordinary guns the
factor pf safety is twelve; in boilers it
is about six; in bridges usually five,
and iii almost every construction of
machines it is at least four. These
wide margins of extra strength are
considered necessary as an offset to
errors in theoretical computations, or
defect in construction and material.
With the lightness of construction in
bicycles this is reduced to a very small
margin, being as low in some instances
as 1.25. This being so, one can readily
understand why the makers of high
grade machines maintain such a rigid
system of inspection."
• • *
One can travel through France a
wheel at a cost of not more than 8 or
10 francs a day, the expenses of the
hotels, outside of the principal cities,
where the routes usually lie, being
most reasonable. This was found to
be the case by Col. F. S. Hesseltine,
who, two years ago, made an extended
trip through that coutnry. There are
three kinds of roads —the national, the
departmental and the communal. All
are excellent, hard roads, but being
built of flinty substances, they require
the best of tires to withstand the strain.
For that reason the majority of
French tourists have their tires rein
forced by an outer strip.
• • •
Hotels are now accustomed to bicy
clists. There was a time when many a
hotel had a regulation that no one in
bicycle costume was permitted to en
ter the. dining room, but such inns are
fast getting behind the times.
• ♦ •
The wheelmen of lowa have deter
mined to wage relentless war against
the wise men who voted In the legis
lature for the passage of a ridiculous
measure, the product of ignorance and
prejudice of non-riders of the wheel.
It is intended to resist the enforcement
of the measure and to carry the ques
tion to the supreme court should pros
ecution of wheehnen be attempted be
fore the repeal of the law can be
Section 1 of the bill provides that
the bicycles are deemed vehicles, and
persona using such shall, in meeting
or passing persons driving on the road,
give one-half the highway, and when
horses or other animals attached to
vehicles used In carrying persons be
come frightened by the riding of bicy
cles, the user thereof shall dismount
and use reasonable care to prevent ac
cident or injuries. Section 2 provides
heavy penalties for any violation of
this act, among which is making the
rider of the bicycle responsible for all
damages. In connection with it an
lowa paper says:
"Now, it Is to be admitted that a
bicycle rider will, under ordinary cir
cumstances, dismount when he knows
that he Is frightening a horse, but there
are cases when horses might be fright
ened and the bicycle rider not have
time to dismount, and therefore be
subject to heavy and unjust penalties.
If a bicycle Is a vehicle, which It cer
tainly is it has the same right to the
road as any other vehicle. It might
as well be provided that a person driv
ing in a clash-top buggy, when he
meets a horse, mule, ox or goat team
that becomes frightened at his wagon,
should stop, take off the top, hide It
in a corn field and use all reasonable
precautions to get the horse, mule, ox
or goat past his own horse In safety."
• • •
Inventors are still wrestling with the
perplexing problem of providing some
means to propel the bicycle up hill. Ab
yet nothing suitable has been devised.
Electricity enters largely into the prob
lem, arts' a New York inventor Is now
experimenting with an electric arrange
ment Jlj&ted between the pedals. It
consist? of small dynamos that revolve
with the pedals and thereby generate
electricity. The electricity is conveyed
to a storage battery under the saddle,
and when the rider desires to rest dur
ing; a long ride, without alighting, or
reaches the foot of a hill, he can use
the stored up electricity in giving Im
petus to the whtjel. The fact !s, how
ever, that the double task of revolving
the pedals and the dynamos is apt to
exhaust the rider, as much muscular
energy is thus expended in generating
the electricity, and the end Is not
1 worth the means.
* • »
There are now in use in the United
States 15,000,000 horses, 2,000.000 mules.
I about 1,500,000 bicycles and 49,000 asses.
I• * *
Zimmerman, the noted rider, advises
| all riders to wear woolen underwear
: when wheeling. "Wool, better than
j anything else," says he, "absorbs the
■ perspiration that is induced by the ex
| ercise of riding, and does not leave it
j on the body for every breeze to strike.
■ Cotton garments do. Again, the wind
| never penetrates wool as lt does cot
i ton, which is another great advan
t tage." If one cannot wear wool, he
i advises cotton with as much wool as
possible in it.
• « •
In spite of the fact that much has
been written concerning the manner in
which a bicycle rider, in order to be
come a champion, must train, there are
a few things which seem tv have es
caped the facile pens of some well
; known writers. In order to pursue a
| course each day whereby the rider
i obeys all the laws which regulate his
; body and ..vhich add more power to the
j heart, he has got* to be conscientious
and train his heart. Zimmerman's
i great success on the path, so a well-
J known Paris physician declared, was
| due to an abnormally large heart, be
ing, so the report said, almost one
i fourth larger than that of any man he
• ever examined. It is the heart that
: forces the blood through the veins to
■ give the rider endurance to finish a
i fast mile in exciting fashion to the
( tape; Jrt is the heart that does more to
i develop speed than the muscles of the
Not only is lt desired, on account of
i regard for the bronchial tubes, to
breathe through the nose, but for the
i sake of better appearance it is desir
j able that the mouth should be closed
I while riding. The difficulty of "get-
I ting breath" common to beginners
needs to be overcome by deep, abdom
inal respiration, not by gasping. Then
there is the further • advantage of
breathing correctly, so that thirst, the
bane of warm weather riding to all
save seasoned riders, is not experienced
nearly so soon. This is an important
consideration, for thirst acquired by
wheeling is hard to quench.
Now the Plcisle Bike.
The picnic bicycle Is the latest. It is not a
' thing apart from others—one that must bo
; bought and laid aside in winter. It is only
] an attachment for connecting wheels. A de-
I lightful kind of tandem la thus made, with
I the riders sitting more coach faihion than
tandem, and between them hangs the lu.ich
Women to Hide \uniu.
Dates have been fixed for women races on
the N'ormanna track, Minneapolis, as follows:
Week of June 8-13; week of June 29-July 4.
The tra'k Is said to be faster and safer than
| any of the other tracks tried In th° Twin
Cities since the advent of the safety wheel.
BIC Y< LX BRIEFS.
London clubs have bicycle annexes.
• • •
In Johannesburg there are 4,000 bicycles.
• * *
Moscow has 5,000 wheelmen, despite riglc
• • •
New York postmen have abandoned bicycle}
because the streets are unsulted for their use,
• • •
During the year 1895 there were exported
from England cycles and cycle parts to the
value of $6,959,050.
• • •
Motoeycle hacks are the latest Parisian nov
elty. A company has been formed in that
city, with a capital of 700,000 francs, which
will start this spring a line of forty motor
cycle hacks in Paris and thirty In Lyons.
• * •
Mancelona is a small town In Nlch which
promises to win fame as the inventor of a
new system of bicycle taxation which has
won favor with wheelmen generally. It is
to assess bicycles as personal property, and
j use the taxes paid on them solely for the pur
i poae of building good roads.
Si • •
! Otto Zelgler, the "California Demon," and
! one of the most gentlemanly men on the rac
ing circuit, ls also developing surprising
speed oven for him. Like Bald, Zimmerman,
Hamilton and others, Zelgler has been dab
• bllng in newspaper work.and declares that he
| likes lt better than cycle racing, and would
j remain In It permanently were lt not for
the fact that there Is at preeent more money
to bw had ln his bicycle riding. He was late
ly appointed cycling editor of the San
.Francisco Examiner. He sends his neper a
weekly letter for the Sunday editions
describing the work of the riders at Foun
tain Ferry. Unlike some of the men who
have combined racing with an attempt at
reporting, his name never appears ln the
matter he sends except as a signature.
• * •
The twenty-six railroads in the Southern
Passenger association have adopted a uni
form rate of 25 cents for the transportation
of bicycles In baggage cars.
» • •
The plan of General Baggage Agent Car
rlek, of the St. Paul, for carrying bicyclea
suspended from Iron supports from the roof
may be a good one, but if It ls no one of the
wheelmen in .Milwaukee knows of it. So far
the plan has not been put ln operation and
its advantages tested. General Superinten
dent Collins, of the Wisconsin Central, has
a plan which will minimize the space that
is taken up by the wheel to a decree whero
it will not prove as bulky and as burdensome
a.; a trunk. His idea is to build a regular
bicycle rack in one corner of the car. The
wheels will be run in and securely blocked
so that there will be no swaying or sudden
tumbling over. This rack is to have a strong
roof which will be about three feet from the
bottom of the ear. Then trunks can be piled
on to the roof If necessary. This la by far
the best and most practical plan that has
been suggested.—E*.*ening Wisconsin.
• ♦ ♦
Bicycle accidents In the crowded streets
of London for the flrst three months of this
year amounted to 184 altogether, none fatal
and ten serious. This is a smaller ratio than
the number of carriage accidents.
• • •
Scorching has developed to such an extent
in Philadelphia that the extremists are urg
ing a line of $100, or one year In Jail, for
everyone convicted of the second offense of
scorching in the city streets.
• • •
The following Is a good mixture for lamps*.
Fill a pint bottle two-thirds full of the best
lard oil, add a piece of gum camphor about
the size of a small egg, which, being
broken Into small pieces, easily dissolves.
.• • *
Mandy, a famous Paris modiste, refuses
to make bloomers for his customers. Asked
to give hia reason, he said:
"The quantity of cloth makes the bloomers
unbearable in hot weather, and it Is Impos
sible to keep them clean. The dirt and dust
s , o^ Base 11 Miles
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Interesting Statement hy a Voq ag I.aJy
In the vast retail establishment a ol
large oitiea, many women are em
ployed aa saleswoman.
Men formerly held the positions that
s^f!**.' a Km! sTte.
lie work. Their duties "
them to be on their foet from
? to night, and many of them,
tort time, contract these die**
I* complaints called " female
occur irregularities, suppressed
iful menstruation, weaknesa,
lion, leucorrhoea, general de»
nd nervous prostration,
are beset with such symptom*
.ness, faintnesa, lassitude, ex
ty, irritability, nervousnesa,
anoss, melancholy, " all-gone'»
vant-to-be-left-alone " feelings,
eh cases there is one tried and
iraedy. Lydia E. Pinkham'a
ble Compound at once removes
•oubles. The following ia a>
dear Mrs. Pinkham:—After
you, and before your answer
was too miserable to go to the
ml so lost my position. That
c weeks ago. I am now back
a my old place, and never fell
I in all my life. The bear
trn pains and whites have left
d I am not a bit nervous o»
Life looks brighter to me. 1
ret tired, my temper ia real
and I could scream right oui
lies for joy.
e•< et hl> 1 v jfj^~^^Sl ePa^.
Uld is ?ffy^MJsa**aaaV
t rou /-Kiß'B^^^^y' •■ -* s
now I ;. -y'Wf SS-,1. jWd- I
auk- njj [j^^fis mlu. Bt- '. I
im t-> ~^H w*U. /fi Ey
*■ say- *^^* >■ - B»» -_
■HF- rf T\
•ition should know of your won*
remedy. I never bsw you, but
you for being ho good to me."—
W. 6th Aye., Brooklyn, N. H
between the plaits anil fold*, necee
t sii'itiru; incessant brushing, and they nevei
; look really clean, especially when made In
j dark colors. On the wheel they neither im-
I prove a bad figure nor show oft a good on*.
Tbe rl'!'-r with small limbs and hips look*
ridiculous In them, while the rider with
' large hips who takae to the bicycle to re
duce her weight, dressed In bloomers. Is a
bad advertisement for her tailor or dress
maker, and the laughing stock of tbe people
of good taste. No woman with a goo>4
figure should hide lt In bloomers, and ther*
is hardly a first-class tailor who would will*
ingly undertake to maka them for figures
good or bad."
* • •
For ordinary riding the handle bars of a
machine should be kept as nearly as pos
sible on a level with the saddle. Tills In
lee an easy, comfortable seat and an ap
•prlate jKMiitlon. but, of course, Is not
ant to meet tho requirement* of raciag
Olf THE TURF.
"be own-r of Fritz, the Australian chana*
n, offers to match him against any horse.
Iter or pac»r. In America, nothing barred,
$10,000 a side. What ls better for such
ses aa Gentry, Patchen. Star Pointer,
and the betting would be something tre
•Irectlon, 2:08%; Alfrlto. 2:08%; Jon He,
): Ella T, 2:09; J H L, 2:08%; Miss Will
is. 2:O9Vi; Badge. 2:08%, and Judge Hurt,
>%, are the entries ln the 2:09 pace at
aha. Lincoln and Red Oak.
plan worked Newcastle. 2:14%. a mile la
) last week, and had him well ln hand all
while. He ls one of the beut race horses
,t ever faced a starter,
t Is estimated among tho bookmakers,
f reporters and horsemen in St. Louis that
n der Ahe is making $1,000 a week on his
•us ring race track,
.ndrews, lt ts said, will use no bandages
John K. Gentry this season, also discard
Iy washers, not believing them beneficial,
trathberry, 2:04%, and Merlcurlous, 2:14,
i moving over the mile track at Lincoln
k, Lincoln, Neb.
oe Patchen, 2:04, will appear at the
rthwestern Breeders' meeting next month.
TO THE ST. LOUIS CO\VEXTIOX
lib the Celebrated Republican
special vestlbuled train of sleeping cars,
Ing and baggage cars, will be run from
ineapolia and St. Paul to St. Louis. Juna
i via the CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST.
UL RAILWAY (the popular "Hedrlck
ite") to accommodate the Republican
mbeau club and their friends throughout
cave the Twin rules afternoon of Juna
; and arrive St. Louis next day.
his train will be side-tracked at a point
hin two blocks of the Auditorium Conven
i Hall, and six minutes' walk to the prin
cipal hotels. Passengers desiring to do se
can occupy the sleepers during the conven
t:i at low rates,
he service. In every particular, will be ab
utely first-class, and all may depend upon
roughly comfortable and pleasant accota
datlons, both going and returning, and
He occupying the cars In St. Louis.
The Republican Flambeau club Is composed
of leading business and professional men ia
Minnesota, and their trips to former National
Conventions and Inaugurations havo always
done great credit to the Northwest.
The railroad rate ls one fare for the round
trip. For exact information as to sleeping
car rates and accommodations, meals, eta.
address Frank P. Nantz. Secretary Republican
Flambeau club, 604 Oneida Block, Minne
apolis, or J. T. Conley, Assistant General Pas
senger Agent C, M. £ St. P. Ry., St. Paul.