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OH THE GRIDIRON
THERE WILL BR LIVFI.Y SIRIM
AGKS THIS FALL, ilfcTWl£fc.N
SEASONS ROSY PROSPECTS.
OLD SCORES SETTLED AT LAST
HOW TliK UIG Ti'.UiS WILL
SOMK PROMINEXT PLAYERS.
Important Feature* Tliut Will Me
Seen In This V car'i
KEW YORK. Sept. ML— Now that the
mornings are beginnins to feel frosty.
It is not unnatural that the thoughts
of the sport-loving public should turn
apain to the vigorous and virile game,
football. B\rt the public is slow as
rompared with the colUerian. He has
beea thinking about football for sev
eral weeks past, and all over the land
h>' and his colleagues have been punt-
Ing and tackling and drop kicking to
CAPTAIN COCHRAN OF PRINCETON.
Mich an extent that they have already
developed all of the ardor and much
ni the proficiency that will be needed
in the real contests of the season.
The outlook for this year's sport is
particularly favorable. From all the
ronsiderable colleges and many of the
higrh schools throughout the country
rome reports of increased interest in
this excellent winter pastime and great
rivalry with reference to importa t
positions in the teams which are in
process of organization.
The leading colleges that were so un
fortunately errbroiled in last year's
scries of misunderstandings and mis
takes seem to be prepared to act har
moniously throughout the season,
thanks to the good work of the foot
ball convention held last year in New
This convention was composed of
representatives from a number of the
principal colleges who realized that a
continuation of factional strife would
ultimately work untold injury to foot
ball, and so it was determined to put
an end to it. With this worthy object
In view the convention amended ob
jectionable rules and framed new ones
to satisfactorily cover moofed points.
The proceedings were characterized by
the utmost harmony, •and all changes
tr. the rules were adopted unanimously.
Therefore, though some special Inter
collegiate differences still exist, gener
ally speaking, it is safe to say that
football will flourish this season. Yale
and Harvard have about settled the
details of an understanding which it
Is hoped may prove sufficiently strong
to withstand the shocks of many a
Yale and the University of Pennsyl
vania may come together before the
if' ? '
CAPTAIN MLKPIIY OF YALE.
season closes, and even Princeton and
the University of Pennsylvania expect
to obliterate the late vestiges of the
"Ivad blood" that has kept them apart
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and enter into friendly contest upon
Some of Tale's football material for
this season will be: L. Hinckey and
M. M. Bass, ends on last year's team;
J. O. Rodgers and Capt. Murphy, tack
les on last year's team; A. Chadwick,
one of last yrar's guards, and C. M.
Pincke, last year's quarter, these six
men being the only members of last
y(«.r's team who will be in college this
Fincke will of course be Yale's best
quarter, but Ely will be a good sub
stitute. For half backs, there will be
Benjamin Mills. Letton, De Saulles. J.
Gerard and Hazen. Letton or Mills
will probably be the two best men for
The most conspicuous man on the
team this year is Fred Murphy, who
will try to lead the eleven to victory
over their greatest rivals, the Prince
Murphy succeeded Thorne as captain,
and his election was most popular. He
has played several years on the team
and is one of the best tackles in the
country. He was the catcher of the
Yale nine the past season.
Princeton's players will be led by
Garrett Cochran this year. He is an
old and experienced player and was*
| probably the best end rush of last sea
Cochran, while tall and strong, is one
; of the "headiest" men on the gridiron.
j He will have the majority of last year's
team back again and, with several
promising players, should turn out an
eleven that will be a credit to his col
ege. Only two of the men who played
, on last year's team graduated in June.
Ex-Capt. Lea, the veteran tackle,
will be greatly missed, and Hearn, '96,
was a valuable end rush. Thompson,
'97, is full of promise for the vacant
place of tackle. John Poe, '95, and
ex-Capt. Lea, '96. are expected to do
the burden of the coaching. Jack Mc-
Masters will again train the team, and
Dr. Bovaird, '89, will look after their
The University of Pennsylvania foot
ball athletes, led by Capt. Charles
Wharton, lined up in a way which is
very satisfactory to the Quaker ex
perts. Woodruff, Wharton, Mind 3,
Gelbert, Dickson and Boyle are all
that remain of last year's team, but
the aptitude of the recruits is said to
have displayed itself in a dozen differ
ent ways. Minds and Gelbert will
probably again play half back and
I Dickson and Boyle ends in all proba
bility. Minds will probably do the
kicking for half back, so that full back
will then go to the man who can do
the best work at line bucking.
The Harvard team will be under the
direction of Capt. Edgar Wrighting
ton. The eleven will contain some new
material, the worth of which is as yet
largely a matter of conjecture. Prac
tice under coach Waters was com
menced a week or so ago and will be
kept up conscientiously until Oct. 3,
when Harvard and Williams will open
CAPT. CHARLES M. WHARTON.
University of Pennsylvania Football Team.
the season. Frank and Norton Shaw
and the Younger Newell will be the
pillars of Harvard's strength.
The Cornell kickers are put
ting up very lively practice
work and may develop strength
that will make them formid
able. Capt. Beach am has his team well
in hand and is ably assisted by such
strong players as Wright, Mordock and
Norton. The game with Princeton,
which is to occur Oct. 24, will open
Cornell's negotiations with colleges be
longing to the "big four."
Perhaps the most interesting feature
of the foot ball season will be the se
ries of games to be played by the In
dians from the Carlisle (Pa.) Training
school against teams from the big col
The preparations for the fitting out
of a team have been going on for
some time, and now hard work is be
ing done day after day. Hickok and
McCormick, botl¥ Yale men and ex
perienced players, who are coaching
the team, have the boys well up in the
scientific part of the game. Schan
dore, Buckhart or Printess will play
center. The men are very equally
matched, and there is a hard race be
tween them. Lone "Wolf, who made
such a record for himself in that posi
tion last season, is no longer at the
school. Bennes-Pierce and Wheelock
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1896.
! will be the guards, and goiwl ones they
| are. Pierce is a giant, standing over
■ six feet and weighing over 20ft pounds,
i and Wbeelock Is almost his equal.
Jrwin and Schandore will be the tack-
Jes, and both are experienced men and
I good, heady players.
LOOKS MXX A CYCLE TRUST.
nig' Manufacture™ Combine to Simr
Out Cheap Machine*.
PITTS BURG, Sept. 28.— The low
priced bicycle has gone. It will not I
be manufactured any more, unless un- j
d-er extraordinary circumstances that
are not likely to arise for its benefit.
The manufacturers «»f standard
wheels have taken energetic action to
exterminate the cheap maohine and
adopt a syetem which will be effective
la keeping the low-priced bicycle from
becoming a competitor again.
The Pope Manufacturing company, 1
the Gormully & Jeffrey company, and [
other leading makers of high-class bicy- |
cles have been at work for some time t
trying to devise a scheme by which j
the influence of cheap bicycles could j
be checked. They were assisted by
other manufactures, and the movement ;
culminated during the week at a meet- j
ing held in the Hotel Waldorf, New
What was supposed to be a meeting
of wrought iron pipe manufacturers was
really a meeting of the manufacturers
of bicycle tubing. There were repre
sentatives present from each of the
twelve firms manufacturing that class
of tubing, and a compact was entered
into which will drive out the cheap
The bicycle manufacturers and tube
manufacturers hold a common griev
ance against the makers of the low
priced wheels. The cheapening of
bicycles as a complete machine also had
a cheapening effect upon the price of \
tubing, so that while the manufae- i
turers sold much more tubing from the j
combined demand for material, the re
sults were lees satisfactory from a |
business standpoint than without the
numerous shops where the cheap ma
chines were made.
The manufacturers call their competi
tors "assemblers." By that they mean
the producers of the low-priced wheels
assemble the various parts and with- i
out actually investing any capital turn j
out a wheel that has driven the stand
ard machines to the wall in the fierce
competition during the season just
To make a handsome profit on bicy
cles it was only necessary for a man
to equip a small shop somewhere with
a drill press, a iath* and some other
simple apparatus which in the hands
of skillel workmen would be sufficient
to perform the work. The tubing would
be bought at one point, the sprocket
wheels and chains, handle bars, rims,
tires, spokes and other parts at differ
ent places, and then be joined into a
finished wheel. The bicycles In most I
cases were good, solid machines and !
stood the test against the grade wheels.
A serious consideration was that the
buyer might not be able to secure a
duplicate for a broken or damaged
part, because the particular "firm" that
made his machine would be out of the
business. Some of the speculators only
calculated upon making and disposing !
of a certain number of bicycles, and j
when that was done they retired on
the profits made.
The effect of such traffic was to bur
den buyers with wheels that became
white elephants, because the damaged
parts could not readily be duplicated |
and because the "assembling" was not
performed with the care that is al
ways taken by the standard manu
facturers. The buyers of such wheels
have been compelled to make contin
ual repairs or throw their mounts
away, and many did that to escape
the perpetual annoyances incidental to
The object of those attending the
New York meeting was to drive out
such manufacturers and to protect the
large capital invested in complete bi
cycle factories and tube mills. With
out the tubing it will be imposible for
the "assemblers" to make any more
wheels, and the manufacturers entered
into a compact which practically
makes the business a trust.
Each of the twelve firms making
bicycle tubing bound itself not to sell
tubing to any except the regular bi
cycle makers. In addition the makers
of other parts gave a pledge not to
sell them the parts made by the sub
scribers to the compact.
Every part of the standard wheels
is under patent and the combination
has secured a number of special part
. patents and entered them Into the
, compact, which completely shuts out
the cheap "assemblers." The manu
facturer of bicycle tubing is thor
\ oughly protected by patents and the
"assemblers" will not be able to se
cure the most essential material for
The tube makers were opposed to the
"assemblers" because the work of per
fecting tubing has taken years and
[ cost large sums of money for experi
ments. The processes have steadily
lightened the weight of bicycle frames,
> until the weight is almost 50 per cent
. lighter than a few years ago. The
tensil and lateral strength has been
r raised until the standard bicycle tub
! ing of the present day is practically
t In addition to thus depriving the
assemblers of material here, It was
voted at the meeting to send an agent
[ to England at once, to make arrange
- ments there to prevent the shipment
• of tubing to the United States. The
; arrangement will be reciprocal.
The success of the agent will have
r much to do with the immediate policy
r of the manufacturers in rearranging
the price of materials and announcing
> the increased cost of high grade
- wheels for next season.
• • •
> Just as soon as the owners of the thorough
bred began to cut down the distances in
- the races the general interest In the affairs
of the turf began to lag. It Is beginning to
look as if the promoters of cycle racing have
made a mistake In having so many short
dashes, A good distance race ridden prop
erly will attract the public every time. This
was illustrated at the big meet in New
York city last week. When the hour race
was suggested many people said that it would
be a tedious affair. It was Just the reverse,
and such excitement was never before wit
nessed on a cycle track as that which greeted
little Michael, the Welsh wander, and Star
buck during the last 20 miles of their great
• • •
A question frequently asked of bicycle
agents now-a-days is: "What will you allow
me on my wheel in exchange for an 1597
tandem, when they are ready for distribu- !
tion?" Agents everywhere have had this |
query propounded to them until they have
become convinced that next season will be a
tandem season with a vengeance. One of
the novelties in the tandem line that has al
ready been prepared and exhibited is so con
structed in such a manner that the rear
rider has an unobstructed view and perfect
■ control of the steering. A prominent L. A.
I TV. official recently took a tandem ride with I
his wife, who is considerably larger than he. I
Asked upon his return what he saw on the !
the trip his reply was: "Nothing at all of i
the country, but plenty of balloon sleeves
and my wife's curls." The new wheel cb
viates this condition and that is one reason
i why it will beAme popular. The rear crank
. Jianger is raised ~v z inches over the line be- j
I tween wheel centers, while the front crank
j hanger is dropped li /2 inches below, placing
I the rear rider in a position in which he has |
J a clear view. The strong arched bracing
of the rear crank hanger lends an unusual
rigidity to the whole construction, by which
1 steering, especially at shjirp turns, is mueb !
I facilitated, whipping of the chains and sway
; ing of the frame being avoided and a restful
j feeling of security imparted to the riders.
The high seat may be mounted from the
pedal without any difficulty on either up
stroke or downstroke. and in dismounting the
I high frame affords a ready and firm hold
If it becomes necessary to stop the machine
suddenly in this manner.
• • «
Marie CorelH, the author, is falling fool
of the press for stating that she has been
entertaining a party of ladies at grouse-shoot
ing in Scotland. She writes: "I do not
j shoot, but would like to do so now not at
I grouse, but at the liars. A few liars less
! in the world would give us all more brestfe
i ing room and a sweeter atmosphere. I <}o
j not ride a bicycle, have not invented a bi
j cycle coatume and entirely abhor bicyele
i riding for women. Men look sufficiently
hideous and undignified on a bicycle and
I women are worse than hideous; they are tm- !
modest. The poet's ideal of exquisite woman
hood is utterly destroyed by the sight of
these perspiring, rwi-faeed. lank, red ob
jects working thefr legs treadmill fashion."
I ASSIGNEE'S SALE! j
] Columbus Buggy Co/s Stock !
| Fine Carriages, Harness and Horse Furnishings, I
| Bicycles and Sundries, Will be Sold. I
I PRICES WILL BE MADE IN ORDER TO REALIZE CASH AT ONCE •
| REGARDLESS OF COST. |
| Whips at 5c Each; Carriage Grease 5c a Box; i
I Bicycle Sundries at 50c on the Dollar. I
| BARGAINS IN EVERYTHING* j
Corner Eighth Street and First Aye. South |
| MINNEAPOLIS. |
I F". L. DARROW, MeineigeM-. S
IiWE UP STRONG
■■> n> JIG
SKI-l-MAH KICKERS GIVE THEIR
FKIKNDS REiASOBT TO BE
FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON.
HIGH SCHOOL EI-BVEM EASILY
SHUT OUT BY THE 'VARSITY
M MUF.K OF SEW MES TRIE©,
And a Good Deal of Practice Work
Indulged In— The Play in.
The South side high school football
team put up a hard, plucky game yes
terday against the university team, but i
the odds were too great and the 'var- I
city men won by a score of 34-0. The
remarkable feature of the game waa
the way in which the university team
went to pieces in the second half.
They had hard work to score the two
touchdowns which were made. The
weakening was caused mainly by the
confusion of the quarter, Cote, who had
been substituted for Woodworth.
Otherwise Cole played a good game,
getting into the play and passing well
but he had not learned the signals and
was not quick to s£e the vulnerable
The first half started with the kick
off by Harry Loomis. In one minute
and a half, the first touchdown had ;
been scored and the 'goal kicked. The I
second touchdown .'" was made in i
almost as quick time. Harrison took |
the ball running around the left and
for twenty yards and a touchdown.
This run was a good • example of fine j
playing for the oQfer %ien, for the cap
tain used his hanfl pf good advantage, !
driving three men j into the ground ]
when they attempted to tackle him. I
The other touchdowns were made in !
regular order, the^ South side boys not
being able to matfe any gains, in fact |
they only had the^bkH about two mm- j
utes. The half enMd- with a score of
In the second Iflsulf 'Cole was substi
tuted for Woodwortfi, Scandrett for
Harrison, Jorgens and Tiegen for
Heath and Sperry, Parker and J.
Lcomis for Parlin and Bageley, while
Dcnner and Sager went in for the
South side. As stated before Cole did i
not know the signals and the play was j
extremely ragged. .In addition the •
high school boys had discovered that '
the university men. were not going to j
"kill" them and consequently they !
played with more confidence. The
game was not as snappy nor -was the
Interference as good on the part of the I
substitutes which had gone in for the ;
"U." On several occasions the high
school boys made their five yards and j
had the . ball nearly half the time, j
The Minnesota team did not attempt |
to advance the ball by runs except on ■
one occasion. Most the gains were by I
kicks, the Intention being to give the |
'varsity men some practice in defensive
play as all had been offensive work in
the first half. Tne 'varsity made two '■
touchdowns, Loomis falling on the j
gcals. The final score was seven touch
downs and three goals, total 34 points
for Minnesota to 0, for the South side. I
On the occasion >«f the fourth touch- j
down, the ball was punted o«t by }
Lfomis to Harrison, but the captain
failed to get it, noj^trylng when he saw j
the ball going to oi& §&!«. He ordered j
another kick, but Referee Walker ob- j
jected, showing tfoe rule which gov
erned. It was stmUaV to the mistake
made last year iiir^fli^ Grinnell game,
a misunderstanding which lost the
game to Minnesota. /t (
The one great l*.ulfei of the 'varsity
men ;waa the highc .tackling. Other
things could have been much improved
upon, but this one fault was very ap
parent, The interference was the best
ever shown at this time of the year
while the speed was very fair. The
game demonstrated that the fight for
the tackles, end, and halve*, will be
hard. All the men tried did well. Flan
nigan at guiard played a surprisingly
good game and "Finn" will have to
work if he wants to get the place.
Locmis at full was the star, his work
being hard and sharp, while his punt
ing and tackling was of a high order.
Harding and Fulton were In the game
as often as men of their short train
ing could be expected. It looks as if
the line would be a hard one to beat
this year. The halves a.nd tackles for
new men, played good games.
For the South side Burdick, Dumas,
Simonson and Hartman did the best
work, the others being not much in
the rear. The team is a good one, and
with more work and practice, will make
a strong bid for the state high school
championship. Line up:
University. Position. South Side
Harrison, capt Right End... Yon Schegell
Scandrett Right End. —,
Heath Right Tackle Shepley
Tiegen Right Tackle
Harding Right Guard.. .... .Wangaard
Fulton Center Simonson
Flannigan Left Guard Fosseen
Sperry Left Tackle Alstad
Jorgens .Left Tackle Sager
Walker Left End Burdick.
Left End Danner
Woodworth Quarter Dumas
Bageley Right Half. .. .Capt. Hartman
T. Loomls Right Half
Parlln Left Half Houts
Parker Left Half
H. Loomis Full Burns
W. Walker, referee. Gilbert, umpire,
TALE EJLEVEX WEAK,
Had a Hard Time to Beat Trinity
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 26.— The football
season opened here with a game between
Yale and Trinity. Yale won by a score of
Bto 9, and had a hard time doing it. It was
a hard fought battle from start to. finish. Two
minutes before the expiration of the half,
Yale scored her first and only touch town'
and the second half neither side scored. To
day's gam* plainly .showed how lamentably
weak Yale is this year. Ex-Capt. Thome, !
of Yale, watched the game from the side <
lines. Line up:
Yale. Position. Trinity.
McKurlan Center Lord
Chadwick-Cadwallader. Right Guard Bacon
Post- Rogers ..Right Tackle. .Langford, Capt.
Bass, capt.-Connor ..Right End.Rich-McCook
Alport Left Tackle^ Ingalls
Hazen. Left End Beecroft
Gerald-Ely Quarter Back. .Brown-Traverg
Goodwin-Wright ..Right Half Back. .. .Sutton
Chauncey- Butler ..Full Back Burchard
Benjamin-King ..Left Half Back ; .Woodle '
The attendance was 500. Referee, G. W.
Edgerton, Trinity, '94. Umpire, Joshua Al
len, Yale, *88. Linemen, Tlnson and Rogers.
TALES OF THE WHEEL.
Knightville, Me., has a woman bicyclist
who rides in her sleep.
* * * ] - ,: v : :
A New York music teacher: The wheel is
drawing young women away from the piano.'
• • •
The bicycle is. becoming more and more
conspicuous fn efforts made to adapt it to
other nses besides a pleasure vehicle. The
possibilities of the use of the wheel seem to !
be tremendous. Recently a relay trip was
made by wheelmen from San Francisco to !
New York. The journey was made In a i
trifle more than thirteen days, and the aver- j
age daily run was about 200 miles.
. . . ,
A test of the usefulness of bicycles for mil* i
1 ary purposes has just been made by the ;
bicycle corps of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, l r . .
S. A. That corps made the .trip from Fort
MUsoula, in Montana, to Mammoth Hot
Springs, in Wyoming, a distance of 323 j
miles, in 53 hours of actual traveling. The
road they traveled was rocky, hilly and in f
places there was deep sand, and during al- ;
most the entire time the wind was contrary.
The soldiers carried with theni an equipment i
weighing from 64 to Si pounds, the average !
being 77% pounds. Fnder these circtraj- '■
stances the speed was over 6 miles an hour, ,
equivalent to a day's march of some dti miles
over a bad road. Stonewall Jackson's fa
mous marches, whirfi earned for his troops '
the- name of the foot cavalry, were in good :
weather over fairly good roads and several- J
times «xr-«eded 3d miles a day, a distance >
greater than an ordinary day's march , for
cavalry. Troops which can more across I
country at the rate of 60 miles, a day , will be
a new and interesting feature In warfare.
G. L. Scott, of Coal Hin, Pa., Is probably
tke only handlesa man in f thw worH trko
rides a bicycle In handicap racae. : Scott four
years ago waa a farmer, but the sharp knives
of a mowing machine cut off both of his arms
near the elbows. He was not a bit cast
down by the misfortune — in fact, it gave him
what has proved a brilliant idea. He
determined to become a bicyclist and make
his legs give him a living.
He purchased a second-hand wheel and
learned to ride it. Notwithstanding his physi
cal shortcomings, he succeeded admirably
and a few months ago entered in a handicap
road race at Sharpsville, Pa. His handicap
exceeded by two minutes that of any other
contestant. The surprise of the spectators
can be imagined when Scott actualry beat out
all of the contestants, and came within thirty
seconds of winning the time prize. Since his
advent in bicycle circles this season he has
entered nearly all the amateur tournaments
in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania,
and generally carries away a large share of
the prize*. .. , ,
At the annual bicycle meet In Sharon,
Pa., on Aug. 28, he rode a half mile on a
heavy track in 1:07. Scott governs his bi
cycle by two large hooks that are tightly
clasped to the handle bars and firmly at
tached to his stubs of arms. He has won
derful control of his machine, and can handle
it with the same skill as an expert who is
physically sound. In guiding his wheel he
does not depend so much on the use of his
artificial arms as he does on the artfulniove
ments of his legs and body. Scott has issued
a challenge to ride any armless bicyclist a
series of one, two, five and ten mile races.
• • •
There's no wheelwoman, however watched
But needs some greater zeal;
For some day she will don full bloomem.
And buy a real man's wheel.
• • •
Ho wonder that the old folks stand
A troop of chiding mockers,
When little boys wear trousers and
Grown men wear knickerbockers.
» • •
"Cheap" wheels have had their day There
is no doubt about the fact that thousands of
these wheels we fn use, and that few, if
any, of them have given any satisfaction,
me reaction is sure to come next season.
High grade bicycles will be In great demand
and the shoddy wheels will go to the wall
where they belong. Any man or woman who
has ridden an inferior wheel for one season
will never do it again,
• • •
A notice has been sent to all baggage em
ployes of the Pennsylvania railroad instruct
ing them to be uniformly courteous to wheel
men traveling on the road, and telling them
whe ! partk;ularl y c »r»ful In the handling of
• ♦ •
''Talk about yoor bicycle face, Hatrdup has
it to perfection."
jj," 1 ,?, U cover «*i with blisters from scorch
"No; he had the face to ask me to loan him
my machine to take my best girl out riding."
London has a female bicycle repairer.
• • •
He— And did you say the perspiration ran
down your face?
She—Kan down? It scorched.
• • *
Zola has postponed the writing of his bicycle
novel until gociety shows the effects of the
sport plainly enough for him to draw certain
conclusions as to its results. The French
novelist has decided" that the time has not
yef come for him to deal wi-.ii ininni-.U tcr
dencies of the wheel, and he has admitted
optimistically, that he believes the practice
will be for the good of the French nation
■• .i • • • • •
"Can you use a poem on the bicycle?"
asked the timid rhymster.
"Nit," replied the editor. "Market is over
stocked. Why, no less than fifty female rid
ers go by this office every day "who are per
fect poems on the bicycle."
• • •
A new branch of jurisprudence is arising
out of the bicycle boom, dealing with col
lisions of wheelmen between themselves and
with vehicles of a solid description. Solicitors
who make it up must either be wheelmen
themselves or "read up" the technicalities '■
of the trade, and there is every prospect that I
they will reap a rich harvest, for the num
ber of cycle collision cae*» of the country
courts and before other tribunals is increas
ing with amazing rapidity.
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Toe blcicte continues to afford the movement
whJeh Is the nearest to flying that there is
■as yet. A Httle less ttan forty years ago
the- "Autocrat of the Breakfast Tabl^" told I
his readers in th# new Atlantic. Monthly that I
rowing In a, "shell." with, outriggers, was
the nearest one could come, or «a« ever
likely to come, to the sen«ation of flying
through the air. The doctor cot»M not fore
sea the bfcycle, but it is not wise to set
bounds to the- field of human ingenuity.
A groan of. horror escaped from passing
pedestrians as tbe scaffolding gave v&y and I
the form of -tie house painter was efeen 'to. ■
debp throiigh the air. He carromed on, the 1
tkirdrstory cornice, struct the telegraph wire '
tn front of the, second story windows, plunged *
into & pile of bnctea tfn tfce sidewalk,' arid j
rolled to the pavement with a thud.
Strong Tarn turned away their faces and a '
woman fainted. , The engineer. wh» was 'get, ;
tiar « breiih ofj air in the areaway, hounded !
up th« steir* and 1 attte>jJ*iSf ot-er the prostrate i
form... A» h« did so Uke ftrdstfate form w rofia
with a spring and nearly knocked him off
breath 611 y ° U hUrt? " * Sked in a
"Hurt!" was the contemptuous response.
yZrl'" * Wheel every day for flv9
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T TT,« Whee ls S ° l oUnd » sound.
The maidens hold high revel-
In sinful mood, insanely gay
True spinsters spinning down the war
from goodness to the devil.
T r e h Ila1 la K g , h> th6y Bln^ an<s tlng-a-ling
Their bells go all the morning'
And lanterns bright bestar the night,
Xhe caterpillars warning:
W rw ll f ted *? iaiHta F SS CharI <>«c stands,
Good-Lording and O-myine
Her rheumatism forgotten quite
Her fat with anger frying;
She blocks the path that leads to wrath
Jack featan's power defying.
m*L wheels & ro und without a sound
™-T f. St t rs are red and blu e and green.
Whats this that lies upon the ground?
Miss Charlotte Smith's a smithereen!
• • •
Guyer— Did you hear about that woman on
eVening? W " hM UP '° y ° Ur Btreet laßt
Ti?| Ul m r "TK° r Fl i nn , y T didn>t near abo «t it.
Tell me the particulars.
th^aTai^ h T t h h e er marwr h h n efd S^V t wa:
* he «" a »«
• ♦ »
Oh^ for a day at the ocean's shore
Or a day on the mountain high
Away from the heat of the city street
in the fierce month of July!
1 " 6 c naide " said; but— alackaday
For the many things we like'
It takes every cent that she earns to pay
The installments on her bike
• • «
"Do I think the bicycle te a proper thing .
™n + a , W T* n X l Hd f ? " re Pe*ted oneVhoone?
captain to another down at Jacksonville Fla
the other day. ' '
lady B 'fi O de h s'onI c "* l ° *"* B °* fOr thft ° !d
to m?: 611 l WeDt h ° me lMt Voyage she sa y»
me rtde^' COlae *" BeC my Wheel * nd watch
, l' SS he. c ' S v a trl m-lookin' little craft my old
ih d / lS - ,*"£* she didnt know h ° w to ride «o
she most have me cast off the lines and give
headway^ ÜBtU "** g<H ***** undl?
»n« AW M y Bhe . a reef in her sheet oa
one side a-showin' too much of her spars
but a-gettin' along pretty good. She struck
a squall and I shouted to her: sirucu
HI there! put your wheel hard aport and
shift your ballast to starboard '
' That's what she did, and by the eternal
hurricanes the rudder turned clean over the
bowsprit, and I shouted:
i,^»° hn/ .w. ays Bhe reproachfully, 'you don't ■
know anything about it. Of course, its all
f&n 0D "w P tO 3hlft your ballast oTer to the
the opposite way you are careening but on a
wheel it's different. When you whee^ is
leaning to port you lean that way, too '
An* I 1! be derned if she didp't learn the
.""R™ ">at unnatural principle, and now
biliowt" the Wh6el " ke my Old *»•* rWc« thl
FOR A FEW DAYS ONLY
We will offer the following- bargains
The "March." '96 Model, 0/1 C fift
$100 Ladies' and Gents' .... tP*f J. UU
The "March," '95 Model, tf OS lift
$100 Gents' 0n1y... #OJ.UtJ '
The "Truman," '96 Model. OJO Kfl
$100 Gents' only **}/• JU
The "Elyria.," '96 Model. frQfl HA
$45 24-inch Pneumatic . . $£Ui UU
The "Ajax," '96 Model, *tfQ flft
$45 24-inch Puettmatic $ZO. UU
The "Gopher," '96. "Truman," '■%,- r
"March," r 93,> and others used in out ~
renting airency^ but all in Co£ fin
good Condrtiotiat 520.00 to 00 Ji UU '
F. W. SMITH & Bil0. ?
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