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Vol. VI.— No. i.] 

NEW YORK, AUGUST 29, 1890. 

[Whole Number, 131. 




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they had a coasting contest on Greenfield Hill, nearly if not quite all makes being 
represented. Then what ? Why, an American Light Rambler simply got under way and 
outcoasted — distanced all competitors. (See our 1890 catalogue, page 5, and note how 
this result bears us out). As in the case of the Light Champion, it is simply what is 
to be expected of an easy running wheel, built wholly in a bicycle factory, built for 
service on the road — up or down hill or on levels — by makers whose individual atten- 
tion and study has been given to the perfection of road wheels. 




222 to 328 N. Franklin St., 

CHICAGO, 11,1,. 

178 Columbus Avenue, 


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SEP i 1890* 

Vol. VI.— No. i.] 

NEW YORK, AUGUST 29, 1890. 

[Whole Number, 131. 



AND if there is anything we do like in the fruit line it is a bunch of sweet, juicy, 
lucious-looking grapes. There are those, however, who, in brushing the 

cobwebs from ■ the books of the ancients, have apparently stirred up such 
memories as to develop a positive taste for the sour article, the article which puckers 
up the lips and makes it difficult to whistle even such a simple tune as ' ' We Are So 
Awfully Modest," a fact that is emphasized by the volume of " I's" and " my's" and 
" what-we-did's which go to make up the medley. It's a great tune, that is. But the 
public can see through some things. Say, for instance, if an American Light 
Champion, a 36-pound road wheel, mind you, establishes a track record say for 100 
miles, or 350 miles, or for 24hours^ these performances being all attested to by trust- 
worthy people ; now, say, if a 20 or 22-pound specially-built racing wheel of another 
make repeatedly tries to better the figures and fails, isn't the public likely to see 
through these things and understand why some people's taste for sour grapes is so 
peculiarly developed? And isn't it a trifle funny to attempt the gulling of this same 
intelligent public " which can see through some things," into the belief that there is 
any comparison between racing and road wheels of the same make? We do not make 
racing wheels, and it is business that the public should know it. ' ' Sour grapes " are 
positively not in it. They are for those whose taste runs that way. 

And, by the bye, talking about coasting ; occasionally they have such tests, 
and a Rambler doesn't happen to be entered, but at Bridgeport, Conn., recently, 
they had a coasting contest on Greenfield Hill, nearly if not quite all makes being 
represented. Then what ? Why, an American Light Rambler simply got under way and 
outcoasted — distanced all competitors. (See our 1890 catalogue, page 5, and note how 
this result bears us out). As in the case of the Light Champion, it is simply what is 
to be expected of an easy running wheel, built wholly in a bicycle factory, built for 
service on the road — up or down hill or on levels— by makers whose individual atten- 
tion and study has been given to the perfection of road wheels. 




222 to 328 N. Franklin St., 


178 Colutxifous Avenue, 


I Vm.. VI., No. i. 



Tin- perfection of" ^implicit) and Economj ol Poww, No Chain. \o Gears. Immense Po°wer and S|.«-«-<l 
Variable Stroke. Onij Two Beta Revolving Bearings in i»in<-t' of Five, as usually used in Rover type, 


H. B. Smith Machine Co B ,Srmthville, New Jersey. 



99 SOLD 


This was nol an 'ORMONDE CYCLE," but the greal race horse winner of the 
Derby and the t. 1 I landicaps, in r8 


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LIMIT! 1 1 

i7K<> and 17HH Broadway, n» w York* 

i.jii Bedford A\cuuc, Brooklyn. 

August 29, 1890.] 





The "Singer" Ladies' Safety. 

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SPECIFICATION— 30 inch driving wheel, speeded 
53 inches, 36 inch front wheel ; best ^ inch patent 
spring-wired tires, hollow steel forks, steel felloes ; 
Singer Ball Steering, Singer Steering Lock, Singer 
Direct Spokes, Singer Ball Pedals, and balls to all 
running parts. Best combined spring and saddle, 
etc., etc. Enameled and bright parts plated. 


For full particulars of all " Singer " Cycles see Illustrated Catalogue. 



BOSTON, ntuj. 









TIME, 15m. 2 1-5s. 

You should have one of these elegant machines for the coming Fall Tournaments. Suitable for medium weight riders on 
the road. Weight, all on, 35 pounds Strips for speeding to 28 pounds. Geared to 60 inch. Hollow rims and tangent spokes. 
Fully guaranteed, and all parts interchangeable. The grandest Safety in any market. Price, $135.00. Get our catalogue 
covering five styles of Rovers. 




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OPEN CONTEST- First, Richard Hurck, on New Rapid Ladies' Safety. Time, nn. 

43 1-2S. Previous record, im. 45s. 
Second, J. I lavs Campbell, on New Rapid Roadster Safety. Time, mi. 54s. 
NOVICE CONTEST -First, John Hurck on New Rapid Roadster Safety. Time, 2m. 

5 ?-5 s - 
The riders did it. but experience told them that good construction, good bearings, good 

frames and the original true tangent spokes will tell when it comes to solid hard work. 


The Clark Cycle Co., 



EREAFTER all "Joliet" Wheels will be fitted with 


PRICE $125.00. 


Kiiid what the Riders snv : 

JOI.II-'.T I 14.11 I HOAOH1I.M. 

Tangent Spokes, Hollow 
Rims, Wcldless Steel Tub- 
inj;, Drop Forjjinjjs, Drawn 
Steel Shells, Joliet Steel 
Chain, Joliet Saddle, Per- 
fect Diamond Frame. 

" We have given your Joliet a good Inspection; and 
have tested it well, it is. a beautifully running machine, 
iit_cht and easy, .uxi altogether a fine wheel." 



A^t-ntM Joliet I-iKlit KoiHlNltr, Portland, Rlc, 


August 29, 1890.] 


* ThB Best nnviiiH * 

* Eyre MadE * 


The only tangible objection to bicycling is the vibration, which 
causes the hands to become calloused and stiffened. 

The Cycle Improvement Co. has patented a device which fully 
overcomes this. 

As shown in the illustration, it consists of a clamp hinged in the 
center and a flat steel spring. 

The clamp serves a double purpose : to hold the lower part of the 
flat spring which partly encircles the handle-bar, and also to support 
the rod which is used as a guide for the flat spring and holds the 
spiral spring. 

The fiat spring is made from the finest spring steel. 

The hand-rest conforms exactly to the handle of the bicycle, and 
does not tire the hand resting on it. 

The part of the spring encircling the upright rod is reinforced by 
a coil spring, also of steel, which, while adding to the elasticity, also 
permits of the springs being adjusted to suit the hands of the different 

The adjustment is accomplished by means of a check -n ut imm e 
diately over the flat spring ; a second nut on the upright rod prevents 
the loss of the check-nut, and adds to the handsome appearance of 
the spring. 

This Anti-Vibrator can be placed on the handle-bar of any 

The illustration shows the Anti-Vibrator as applied to a straight 
grip handle. 

The appliance removes the vibration from the hands and arms of 
the rider, and points where the jar is most noticeable, and not accom- 
plished by any other device. 

The springs are nickel plated and handsomely finished, and add 
greatly to the attractiveness of the machine. 

The Eureka Anti-Vibrators retail at $6.00 per pair, sent post free 
on receipt of price. We give a liberal concession to dealers, and 
solicit correspondence regarding their sale from all manufacturers 
and jobbers. 












Importers and Jobbers of Hardware 
173, 174 AND 176 LAKE STREET, - 

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Fine Mechanism. 

Honest Work. 

Elegant Finish. 
Dust-proof Bearings. 
Tangent Spokes. 

For Ladies. 

Graceful Outline. 

Perfect Fitting. 

Finest Stock. 
Ball Steering. 

Hollow Rims. 

For Wen. 

Warwick Perfection Cycles are Built On Honor. 



Ecossais Cycles, 

1890 MODEL. 

Now re< i < 1 y f< > r deli very . 

Entirely Cr^^ from side slipping. 

Can be ridden without hands. 

Their general appearance and riding qualities arc unequalled, are noted 
for their excellent workmanship, all parts being interchangeable, and the 
material used m their construction is the best that can be bought 

MAM I \( I URED \\\ 





August 29, 1890.] 










Why ? They are the best and handsomest wheel on the market for the money. Which of the manufacturers are making 
and selling the greatest amount of wheels to-day ? We are satisfied to have you investigate. Why are the GIANTS very popular ? 
Because those who purchase them appreciate that they get full value received for their money. The GIANTS are adjustable in 
every bearing point, with practical mechanical devices. We do not need to employ an advertising department to copy and clip from 
contemporaneous matter to fill in something for the public to read. We are not looking for popularity of that kind. The GIANTS 
speak for themselves. If you are at all skeptical, the next one you meet, stop and examine it. We only ask you to divide your 
pile with us. We don't want all you have got for a wheel. Meet us half way and get full value for your money. 

Catalogue Free. Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio. 

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QUR 1890 Bicycle Catalogue now 
ready, free on application, and con- 
tains Safeties of all grades, sizes and 
kinds for Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys and 

Dandy Safety, 24 in., 
King of the Road, 27 in., 
Pathfinder, 30 in., - 
Ideal Rambler, 26 in., 
American Light Rambler, 30 in., 
American Rambler, 30 in., 
Outing Safety, 30 in., 









26 West 23d Street, 



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/Across ttye Qjptipept 09 t^ ^a^Ie. 

Frank E. Weaver has just completed the longest trip of the season, riding 

from New Haven to San Francisco, a distance of over 4,000 miles, on his 48 
inch Eagle. The wheel stood the severe test in «rood shape, and arrived 
sound and true. 



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For touring, the Eagle has nol an equal. Over all kinds of road— good 
bad and indifferent, up hill or down ii is the wheel. 

T^ e/^CiLE biw^e /i\Fd- QO., 

Ser)d for (atalo^uij. 

ST/WFO[}D. QOfffl. 

August 29, 1890. 


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THERE is a well-grounded rumor that 
Detroit will loom up conspicuously with a 
bid for the League meet of 1893. There is a 
great cycling interest throughout Michigan, as 
well as in Detroit. The latter city is well 
worthy a visit. It has often been pronounced 
the prettiest city in the union. 

THE Racing Board, from the present outlook, 
will neither penalize nor classify the 
neumatic-tyred safety. 

There is no longer any question but that the 
pneumatic has a distinct advantage over the 
solid-tyred wheel, except perhaps on perfect 
tracks, and there are not half a dozen perfect 
racing paths in the world. 

On muddy and soft tracks the pneumatic 
does not cut in at all, while a solid tyre will 
leave a rut at least an inch deep. 

The Board state that they did not penalize 
ball-bearing machines when they were first 
placed in competition with cone-bearing ma- 
chines. The cases are not identical. When 
ball bearings were introduced they were at 
once taken up and anyone could get them. The 
pneumatics cannot be generally purchased for 
love or money. Besides that, at the present 
time, they are not in general use, and are a 
costly luxury. 

The Board further states — we say the Board, 
meaning not all the members, but a majority — 
that they should not handicap our improvement, 
but should rather aid it in every possible way. 

Quite true. But the point at issue is a practi- 
cal, not a theoretical one; the condition, not the 
theory, that confronts us. 

At the Niagara Falls races, Wm. Banker, 
Willis and Laurie, who rode Laurie's pneu- 
matic, had an advantage over the other com- 

petitors. The audience, the competitors, and 
some of the officials acknowledged that it was 
a legal, yet an unfair advantage, and the pneu- 
matic would have been barred had there been 
any rule to cover the case. 

We are firm believers in the value of the 
pneumatic idea. But we think they should 
have been either barred from or classed or 
penalized in our Fall Tournaments. Next year 
we shall have more knowledge of pneumatics, 
and the Board will then legislate on them more 

At the Niagara Falls meet the Chicago Club 
was represented by three men and the New 
York Athletic Club by but one man. Had the 
New York Club man finished first he could only 
have gained four points ; under no circumstances 
could he have won. We think the Racing 
Board might properly decide that in team races 
when the result is a foregone conclusion, and 
when no individual prizes are offered, the ref- 
eree may award the prize without a contest. 




The convention met at n o'clock Monday morning, 
and, with the exception of a recess at midday, was in 
session until after 6 o'clock. 

The important amendments carried were as follows: 

The term of the League president shall be two years, 
after this year. 

In future secretary-treasurers of Divisions shall be 
members of the National Assembly. 

The amendment for the election of L. A.W. national 
officers by popular vote was voted down by a large 

The various recommendations made by Secretary 
Bassett were adopted. 

The Convention again met on Wednesday morning, 
and, by unanimous vote, adopted the amendment 
proposed by President Dunn, which reads as follows: 

The names of all persons who are not eligible for 
membership in the League of American Wheelmen, 
but who will formally indorse and support its policy, 
aims and objects in the line of the improvement of 
highways shall be recorded in a book kept for that 
purpose. All contributions received from such per- 
sons shall be placed in the treasury as a separate 
fund and used only in the work of securing improve- 
ment in highways. 


The eleventh annual meet of the League of Ameri- 
can Wheelmen goes on record as the most remarkable 
meet ever held. 

When we say remarkable we do not mean that it 
surpassed every other meeting ever held in the pro- 
gram of entertainment and in the perfection of man- 
agement. The facts are that the program was simple, 
but the people were here, and in a League meet that is 

There were fifteen hundred cyclists in town, wheel- 
men and wheelwomen. They commenced to arrive on 
Saturday afternoon, and by Monday evening they 
were all here. 

It is remarkable that the League headquarters, the 
International Hotel, was crowded on Sunday, and all 
who came afterwards were compelled to seek accom- 
modations at other hotels and in private houses. 

Almost everyone of prominence connected with the 
sport was at the meet. There were the trade crowd, 
the press gang and the League gang. There were 
even the racing men, the clnb groups and a leavening 
of country boys, making altogether a characteristic 
cycling crowd. 

Given the crowd, the Falls, fair weather and the 
mere semblance of a formal program, and the result 
could not have been other than success. 

At League meets it is the usual thing, before the 
meet is over, to become quite familiar with the faces. 
At the Niagara meet this was not the case ; the crowd 
was too great. 

The weather on Sunday was perfect for outing, and 
visitors quickly brushed up and made their way to 
the Falls, some awheel, but the majority on foot. It 
does not pay to view the Falls for the first time from a 
wheel. There are so many wonderful ruins that it is 
a case of continual mount and dismount. 

Goat Island and the roads and paths along the river 
bank were crowded all day. The Maid of the Mist 
did noble work, and the Cave of the Winds was 
worked at high pressure, many wheelmen going 

In the evening the men lounged about the corridors 
ol the hotel, on the veranda, or strolled in the Park. 

The entertainment of Monday was oi an Informal 
nature. 'Phis day had been Left open by the Entertain- 
ment Committee, so that visitors could spend the en- 
tire day viewing the Falls; but the visitors came, for 

the most part, on Sunday, and " did " the Falls thor- 
oughly. On Monday they repeated the tactics of Sun- 
day, strolling about Goat Island awheel or afoot, with 
little journeys down to the rapids or over to Canada. 

The working force of the League had no time for 
such dallying, however. About 200 men assembled in 
Constitutional Convention at 10:30 a. m., and with the 
exception of a lunch at intermission, they were kept 
busy with motion and amendment until after six 
o'clock. A detailed report of the convention is given 

On Monday evening a most crowded and successful 
hop was given at the International Hotel. 

The morning of Tuesday was devoted to the parade, 
and the afternoon to the races. In the evening there 
was a dance at the Cataract House. There was also a 
heavy downpour of rain, which kept everybody in- 
doors, and which converted the track into a muddy 
and moist state. 

On Wednesday morning, the Falls again came in 
for considerable attention ; there was a Constitutional 
Convention in the morning, with races in the after- 
noon, a lantern parade, fireworks, and a band concert 
in the evening. 

After this came the break up— a wild scramble to 
pack up, to settle up, and to get away. 

Such were the incidents of the League meet of 1890 ; 
noted for the crowd, remarkable for the number of la- 
dies present, favored as to weather, and notable for 
the thoroughly gentlemanly manner of the cyclists. 


The parade started at n o'clock, on Tuesday morn- 
ing. The streets were in bad condition, and we have 
seen cyclists make a more imposing appearance. 

The men fell into line from the side streets along 
Main Street. The principal streets traversed were 
Falls and Main Streets. The Grand Marshal was 
James R. Dunn. At the corner of Falls and Main 
Streets, the Overman Wheel Co. and the Bridgeport 
Wheel Club bands were drawn up, and discoursed 
music while the men swept past. 

The Bridgeport Wheel Club, the Century Wheel- 
men, of Philadelphia, and the Park Avenue Wheel- 
men, of Philadelphia, looked especially well, and se- 
cured a deal of applause. 
The number of machines in line was as follows : 

Safeties 505 

High wheels 238 

Ladies' safeties 39 

Tandem safeties 17 

Tandem tricycles 1 

Tricycles 1 

Total 801 

Niagara Falls. 

The Falls is a small but growing New York town, on 
the bank of the Niagara river, on the brink of Niagara 
Falls. There are a few points about this town that , 
are worth knowing. First, there is the railroad sta- 
tion, where one gets out; then there is the Spencer 
House, right down the street, a decent sort of hotel, 
where one has, perhaps, stopped before. Then there 
is the main street, four blocks long, lined with good, 
bad and indifferent hotels, and third-class retail 
stores; the streets illy paved and muddy, the curbs 
lined with hacks. 

Along this street, three blocks, is Falls street, and 
at the junction of the two streets is the International 
Hotel. Turning out of Main street into Falls street, 
and a few steps brings one to the whirling waters, 
and then one does realize that God did make the 
country and man the town. 

The International Hotel is an old wooden building, 
over two hundred feet long, and half that number of 
feet deep. Its ground floor is admirably arranged for 
a League meet. There is a fairly large corridor, and 
every one knows how necessary is a corridor to the 
League meet. 

Here one greets one's friends in the morning and 
bids them a fond good-night in the wee sma'. It is in 
the corridor that one smokes and chats and laughs 
and meets people. Here the races are discussed, and 
many rumors are born here — the probability of Mr. 
Dunn's "scheme" going through; whether Connecti- 
cut will swing around; why Lumsden is so sadly out 
of form; whether the pneumatic will be barred, etc. 
The crowded, smokey, well-lighted and roomy corri- 
dor is the keystone of a League meet. 

To the right of this particular International corri- 
dor was a great room— half parlor, half writing room. 
The International accommodates usually one hun- 
dred and fifty people, yet, on this occasion, it took 
nearly a thousand people into its capacious maw and 
cheered them to its heart's content. 

From the time, Sunday, 1.45 a. m., when the Century 
Wheelmen of Philadelpma, dawned on the astonished 
run of the Night Club, it was a case of confusion, worse 
confounded. The men were crowded two or more in 
rooms; the clerks at the office were uncivil, discour- 
teous, or whatever you will, and any man with the 
least bit of common sense would have quarrelled with 
them. Quite a number of men who know their lights, 
rose in their wrath and fell heavily on the clerks. 

The service in the dining room was not much better; 
the waiters had to be bought and the food was trashy 
and was not valuable, except as a filler-up. Outside oi 
this personal discomfort in the matter of impertinent 
and sulky clerks and poor service, the hotel was de- 
lightful enough. During meals a mandolin orchestra, 
finely rendered selections of light classical music, in 
the evening they played in the parlor to a crowd of 
delighted listeners. 

The Falls. 

Immediately back of the Internationa] Hotel is the 
Faiis, which it Is not our purpose to describe! except 

from a wheeling standpoint. Along the banks of the 
river, giving the most beautiful views and iidcable 
roads, and by paths running two or three miles each 

way. On the Canadian side of the river a board walk 

running two miles north, and the Canadian Park, ex- 
tending a mile south, afford excellent riding, the 
rivet and Falls being in view all the while. Hut the 
best ride was the circular road two miles long, extend- 


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1. The wheelmen never seemed 

have been there know what 

those who have not been there can catch nunc 

I mad motion of the 

■ printed page, hence we cut short our 

ription of tins piece el great handiwork, which 

nutui. is, imperial and im- 

petoi I seek it. 

THE Kl w. 

The weather on Tuesda] w.i^ warm anj close, with 
:i. which, however, fortunately 
held up until the evening. There was almost no 
wind. The track had been in poor shape, but Chair- 
man Shepard had worked heroically at it, and when 
the bell called the tirst race it was In fairly good con- 
dition, but by no means comparable to the llartford, 
I.ynn, Springfield or Roseville tracks. 

mile trotting circuit, not surveyed for 

cycling, and therefore theoretically short ten feet to 

the mile, so that no times made on it could stand 

• ■rd. Hut. as a matter of fact, the track is not 

• quarter, and all the scratch men rode 

more than the regular distance. 

The surprise of the meet was the failure of the 

rn men to uphold their reputations as really 

Brat-class men. Windle and Lumsden came together 

for the hrst time in the two miles championship. The 

first mile and three-quarters was a loaf, but the last 

quarter was ridden in u i-;s.. A. IV Rich making the 

but dying away at the finish, leaving Windle to 

hnish first by several yards, the rest not very close 

up, with I.umsden riding in fifth place, this condition 
ot affairs being a complete surprise to those who had 
expected a race for blood from start to hnish. 

Later in the day Windle won the one mile open in 
tin. (69-58., bettering his own record by two-fifths of 
rid, and riding within four-fifths of a second of 
unateur record. In this event Anthony estab- 
lished his reputation as anions the best by cutting 
nearly nil the way and finishing in im. 57 . 
In the mile safetv handicap, F. A. Wallace, who 
tilled back eighty yards for his Rochester per- 
formance, won from the fifty yard mark in im. 
J. Hazleton, of Philadelphia! riding a close second 
from the forty yard mark. The races are described 
in detail below : 

unk Milt I'i NOVICES— 1, G. W. Dennison, 

F:ng ling Club, Chicago, 111.; time, ',-, mi. 

: is 1'oiitaine. Philadelphia, time 

..; W. I' Henry. Warren, Pa., and A. Doitsch- 
man, Nyack, N. Y., distanced. Dennison wan easily. 

Two Miles Safety Championship i, w. k. 

,m. 17 4-5S.; .•, P. J. Berlo. 3, <i K. 
Barrett; 4, W. C. Thorne, Chicago; 5, W. Schu- 

This event was a most disgusting loaf until the last 
quarter, the time for the hrst mile being 4111 
The final quarter, ridden in is f <inc cxhihi- 

tion, Murphy riding like a demon, with Berlo pushing 
him all the way. 

Om Mile Bii y< le, y o Class— i, t;. w. Dennison, 

Bngli ;ing Club, time un. ; s.; a Robert J. 

Thoi . time .■m. <; 1 i-,s.; j, I'.. I'. M> -Daniels, 

ington, Del.; ». W !•'. Henry. Warren, Pa 
Dennison won easily, sprinting 'the last half in mi..- ; s. 

Two Mile Bicycle, Championship qW.W. Win- 
dle, Millbury, Mass., time 6m. 11 8, J .-. A. B. Rich. New 
York, timi N II. Van Slcklen, Chicago ; 

1. W. W. I . A. E. I.umsden. Chi- 

I Wilhelm, Reading, Pa. 

to the half mile in im. 4-.S., and to 
tin- mile in ni. is. Last quart< • 

FETY, HANDK \l' 1. 1' A Wallace. 
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D. Itankrr, 

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J. Willi 

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up; 4, C. 

Fanning, Chicago 

mix ; 7, G. K. Bar 

Philadelphia, 140 yards; 
ill in im. 18 3-5*., 
Niagara I 

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(he I»«l half In in 


the men bunching well, 
:c laitt turn and honi>- 

remarkably good 
. Hanker also rode an excellent r.i 

iAFETY, CH IMF* >N8HIP i. w. 
Murph < 

• me »m. 
B. Bowman, N. J. A. 

le in excellent form, riding 

Scratch— 1, 

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tape at a thirty «■ 

the world's 


finished as above, those outside of the tirst live being 
distanced. The last half was run in 1111. 163-58.; the 
three-quarters in .111. is.; last quarter, ,, ;-; seconds. 

ONE M11 bSafbtYiSi R vi> h i, P. I. Berlo, M 

time .-ni. 4J 4->s; .-, W. C. Thorne. Chicago, time --in. 
K. Klugc. Jersey City ; 4. II. I'.. Laurie. 
London; ;, Hoylana Smith. New' Bedford: '-. Bert 
Myers, Peoria ; '7, K. M. Brinker, Buffalo. The times 
were 4'-s . im. 277*8., jin. 10 4-5S., .-in. 45 4-5S.; last quar- 

Three Miles, Tanoem Championship i, w. s. 

Campbell and A. B. Rich. New York ; time, mil 
ji 1-5S. -•. Iv. W. Sanders and A. (i. Harding. St. 
A. A. Zimmerman and S. 
B. Bowman. N. J. A. C.; 4. A. Beers and H. Hutchins, 
Boston. The times were am. j-js., 5111. 47s.. and sm. 
31 1-5S. The mile record is im. ,;s., the two mile 
record 5m. iijja,, the three mile record Sm. 

Although nearly half a minute better than the 
record, the times made by Messrs. Rich and Camp- 
bell cannot be accepted. 

Up to the day before the races it was expected that 
the Brie Road would run special trains direct to the 
grounds, which are over two miles out of town. At 
the eleventh hour the railroad company failed to 
keep its agreement, and the public either rode to the 
meet awheel, or took buss or hack to the grounds at a 
cost ranging from 25 cents to $1. Notwithstanding 
these drawbacks there were 2,500 people present. 

The officials were : Referee— James R. Dunn, Presi- 
dent L. A. W.j fudges S. A. Miles, Chicago ; W. S. 
Bull, Buffalo; W H. DeGraaf, New York. Timers 
W. M. Brewster, Treasurer L. A. W.J A. B. Barkman 
New York; Chas. P. Adams, Buffalo; F. P. Prial, 
New York. Official Bell Puller— L B. Potter, New 
York. Scorer— H. E. Raymond, Brooklyn. 


The heavy rains of Tuesday evening and the surfeit 
of the sport on Tuesday rather dampened the ardor 
of the wheelmen on Wednesday, so that many of them 
diil not attend the races, and the crowd dwindled 
down to less than a thousand. 

The track was muddy, soft, and slow, and the wind 
blew so strongly against the riders on the homestretch 
that over a thousand yards out of each mile was a 
dead tight all the way, so that strength not speed 
counted, and if a rider Struck a particularly soft spot. 
neither stamina nor spied availed much. 

The incident of the day's sport was the introduction 
of the Pneumatic tyre to the American public. The 
machine, which was the property of 11. B. Laurie, ar- 
rived on Wednesday morning. Laurie at once took 
it to the track, and on the soft surface it was a de- 
cided advantage. In the one mile safety champion- 
ship, Banker came out on the Pneumatic, but the 
other riders refused to compete with him, and he bad 
a walkover. In the three-minute class the Inflated 
tyre enabled Willis to win, and on it Laurie won the 
open mile, although, later in the day. Gassier beat 
him in the quarter. Neither the audience nor the 
other competitors liked the new tyre, but it was im- 
possible to bar it. It seemed unsportsmanlike that 
Laurie should use the Pneumatic, but, no doubt, the 
other competitors would gladly have done the same, 
had it been possible. 

Compared with the meet of the day previous, the 
races were tame. F'ollowing is a summary : 

One mh k Safety, Novices, 

A. W. Palmer. 

John W. Leavitt, 

Cleveland; ;, L. Gayler, Philadelphia"; 4, !•'. H. Kinett, 

Hamilton. Out., time tin. ma-SB.: 2, 

I.. Gayler, Philadelp' 
Hamilton, t (nt. 

One Mile Bicycle Handicap, t, S. B. Bowman, 
Elizabeth, N. J,, 1,. \<K. ; ... r j. Thorne, Chicago, 110 

yds.: time jiii. .s ; „ W. F. Henry, Warren. Pa., 17s 
,. W W Taxis, • 



v. is.; 4, W. w. Taxis. Philadelphia, So yds.; . II. F. 
Glthens, 1 u ; -. 1.. 1.. Clarke, \ Y \ C . 

- yds.; 7, II R Winahlpj B, A. O. Harding. St. Louis. 

'. W. Dennison, Bnglewood^o yds.; 10, w. 

M I .oillan. WoodStOCk, 60 vds.; F'. 1". Ives. N. Y, 
A. (.. \$ vds.; A. I. Yolkes. Buffalo, ,., vds.; W. I. 
Wilhelm, Ri -a , 80 yds. 

■ •■ the nun fight slowly up the home stretch was 
a most curious sight. It was Strength rather than 
hat enabled the men to place themselves. 

Mni Safety, . -■ mint i i cj tss i, c I. Wil- 

ndon. time mi. 137-58.; 2, O A. Banker. Pitts 
burg, time un. I A. Wallace, Lvnnlicld, 

Mass.; t . W. C. ThO! I 1 M< 1 '• 

Wilmington ; 0, F". J. F'anning, Chi 
Willis rode a pneumn' il'ety. 

Mni bafety, championship i, W. D Bank- 

• tSburg, tune .-in. -, , , 
Berlo, Murphy, Panning and Barrett turned out for 
this race, but ri rids because It.mkri was 

mounted on •> pnenmatii , Berlo lodged ■ protest, but 

. and 

of the three members of the Racing Board pr 

two Were in favor of the use of pneuin.ii 

■olid-tyred whe 
Two Mni rARDEM, Championship i.W P. Mur- 

?" Murphy, tune ( m. j8J s : a 
I Hatcbina, te cq n a by an Inch. 
The Murphy brothers made a fine spun si th< 

l| ; 'sing thai Ihe I shed : tills 

tired them somewhat, so that the othei pair h< 
them ofT on the homei I I le<l to within 1 

• . when the Murpnya, coming like mad, 
Mni Bicycle- Championship i, W, P. Mui 
1 ' Anthony, time 

'. i; . 

i i> Herndon 

no doubi • m to 

half Mile Safety 

P I Berlo, time im. :S I-Jl , W, I . 

smith ; t, 
! Fanning, Chu 
1.41' 1 not 

• ■ 

' M Murphv. 1111 
Ihe men off. «nd they | R Wln«' II. 

W Windle, Inn- 

1 ixi -1 11 IRTER Mill smi 1 \. ni-i x. 1. W. F. G 

. 11. B. Laurie; . P. [. Berlo ; ,, W. 1 

Murphy ; . A. B. Lumsden ; B, W. D. Banker; 7, P. J. 

' ..issler, Laurie and Berlo finished within a lew yards 
of each other. 

Pive Mile Bicycle, Championship, i, B. c An- 
thony, time asm. 19 4-^s ; . N. 11 Van Sicklel. 
few lengths. 

Van Sicklen made pace all the way, Anthony rush- 
ing him when within 150 yards of the tape and run- 
ning lazily, 

1 1x1 Mm Bicycle Team Race. Chicago cini>. -, 

points; New York Athletic Club, 1 point. Chicago 
Club 1, Lumsden; .-. Winship ; >. (iclhciis; 4, L. 1. 
Clarke. N. Y. A. C Time m. ^ 

uxi mui Tandem Safi m. ■. W. Van Wagonn 

ami C. S .Merrill, time ;in. 18 1-5S.; -•. W. D. Butlkcl 
and W. P. Gassier; ;, Stendts and Johnson 






.Ill ICIiode Island Wheelmen's Tournament 

111 Providence, 
; . - Toronto Bicycle Club, third handicap load 



Maine Division's Fall Races at Portland. 
-Manhattan Bicycle Club Races. 
Ten-mile road race of the Alalaiila Wheelmen. 

Irvington-Milburn course. 
Staten Island Athletic Club's Fall Meeting. 

Two-mile scratch. 

-Hartford Wheel Club's Tournament ni 
Charter (ink Park. 
New York state Division Meet and Bate* 
Mri'l nt Syracuse. Address C, W. Wood, 
I IK South -nliiin Street. 
Connecticut Division Pall Meet at Hartford. 
Races at Baltimore (Md.l County Fair, at 
Timoniuin. Entries close August .-7 with C. 

R. Bisenbrandt, ;ii B. Baltimore St. 

Tournament at Fiei-nort, 111. F^ntries . 
Sept. 1, with FI. 11. WilCOX, 47 Clark Ave. 
Races at Assumption, 111. 

Williamsport (Pa.) Wheel Club Meet and Tour- 
nament. Entries close Sept. 1, with H. C. 
Wheeler. 133 B. Church St. 
I 'hi I nd el phi a To urn nine nt. 
orange Wheelmen's Race tor the President's 

Challenge Cup. 
Ten-mile handicap road race of the Yoiikeis 
Bicycle Club. Riverdale Avenui 

Bay C'ity Whee, 'lien's Twenty-five Mile Handi- 
cap Road Race. 

Tournament at Msadville, Pa. 

Minneapolis Bicycle Club's Twenty Mile B 

Race. Lake Harriet course. 
Peoria Knee Meet. 
Trvon Cup. Ten-mile Team Race, open to At 

C. Clubs of Philadelphia. 
Tournament at Green Bay, Wis. 
Combined Lantern Parade of all Philadelphia 

Tournament at Bck'a Park, Minneapolis. 
Omaha Wheel Club's Tournament Add) 

P. C. Matthews, ,-- Chicago St . Omaha. 


• 1 Parltside, Chicago. 

Third Annual Race of the South End Wheel- 
men. Philadelphia, at Brotherhood Park 

Toronto Bicycle Club, fourth and tilth handicap 
Ri -.1.1 Rj 

21-mile Road Race, I'enn. Wheelmen. Reading. 

Races al Davenport. Iowa. 

Rockland Co. Wheelmei .: County 

Fair. Spring Valli 

with Norman iiaidcnici. Hillsdale, N. I 

mile hand: 
Avenue course, open to Union Co., N I . 
and Oct 1. Bicycle Races at [nter-Sl 
Trenton. N 












1. Bii ycli le Pair, Pi 

4. |iosi.>n Athletic Club's sj-mile Handicap Road 

•nptonship Meeting of the A .V 
U . ,,t Washington. ! I 


The - ilrneld, Maine, Augu 

follows : 

Mile Safety, Maine Rider9 Roland 1 Pal 

ond . 
Novice Race, Halp Mili Ordinary, Uaini 
riders Hugh W 1 mn- 

tnn, B. W. I in, Brunswick, third ; 

Henry B Hart, P W C, fourth. Timi •• 

Mni ORDINARY, 01 1 ■. Hair) B Hallock, 

m Brown, P \\ I \ 1. Cummlngi ' 

ind Wentworth, 

■son and 

, Men III ■ land, third I 

Mni safi 

R II K.. M 1 

II u 1 Mh 1 > w i 1 ■. No 11 1 Howard M 1 

P \\ I, S 

w 1 Whll 

August 29, 1890. J 


The Meadville Bicycle Club's tournament, 
which was postponed August 19 owing to in- 
clement weather, will take place September 9, 
and the Meadville Cycling Club, who are engi- 
neering the affair, will do everything possible 
to make the meet a success. The six and a 
half mile handicap road race from Saegertown 
to Meadville at 10.30 a. yn. will be one of the 
principal events, and a parade at 1.30 p. m. and 
a lantern parade at 8. 30 p. m. will also prove 
attractive features. Three suitable prizes will 
be awarded in each of the following events, 
which will be run at the driving park, starting 
at 3 p. m. : 

One mile ordinary; y z mile boys' safety; 3 mile 
championship of Western Pennsylvania ; 5 mile handi- 
cap, safety ; 1 mile novice, safety ; % mile dash; 
Yz mile dash, safety ; consolation race. 


The two mile handicap road race of the East 
Orange Cyclers, the newly organized wheel club, 
took place on Saturday afternoon last, on Cen- 
tral Avenue, at 5:30 p. m. The race was run 
against a very strong wind, and in considera- 
tion of this fact the times made were very good. 
The contest resulted as follows : 

Frank Plummer, 30s., time, 7m. 30s ; C. S. French, 
30s., time, 7m. 31s.; A. M. Knight, scratch, time, 7m. 
2s. ; Harry Wheeler, scratch, time, 7m. 5s.; Fred Pring, 
15s., time, 8m. 5s.; Fred Taylor, 30s., time, 8m. 
18s.; J. M. Gilmour, 40s., time, 8m. 19s. L. H. Porter 
acted as timer, and the judges were Frank L. Fieger 
and W. Godfrey. The club will hold a three mile 
handicap road race on September 13, and on Labor 
Day a Century run to Philadelphia will be undertaken, 
as guests of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club. 

The Value of Good Roads. 

The appointment of county road commissioners, 
under whom the betterment of the highways is to be 
carried on, is a wise method of road making, says the 
Boston Herald. The question is one of special im- 
portance for all the suburbs within a radius of from 
five to twenty miles of this city. More and more in 
the future the people of means will be obliged to re- 
side out of the city, in districts where access to town 
is speedy and pleasant, and the desirability of loca- 
tion is greatly affected by the condition of the roads 
in the vicinity. One potent reason why Brookline 
has doubled its population since the last census is that 
its roads have been kept in such repair that every cit- 
izen can enjoy riding upon them far out into the 
country, and wherever other towns have spent money 
freely upon the highways and kept them in good re- 
pair, the increase of population has amply compen- 
sated the community for its outlays in this direction. 
The contrast between the north and south shores is an 
instructive commentary upon the success and pros- 
perity of towns where the roads are excellent, as they 
are along the north shore, as compared with roads 
which are a constant annoyance to excursionists and 
and for general driving, as is too often the case along 
the south shore. These are local instances, but they 
point the lesson which may also be drawn from a large 
experience in western New York, where in former 
days the country roads were so bad that many of the 
farmers preferred to go to the far west and take their 
chances, rather than try to take their crops to the 
market on roads which were almost impassable. 
There is no single thing that needs more attention all 
over the country than the improvement of the country 

A Conscientious Thief. 

Mr. W. Crane, of Erie, Pa., is the chief liner at the 
telephone exchange, and a bicycler of considerable 
note, says the Harrisburg Telegram, and on Sunday 
of last week he made arrangements to leave for Buf- 
falo. He found, however, that his wheel had been 
stolen during the night. Hearing on Monday that a 
man had been seen at Westfield, N. Y., with his bicy- 
cle, he was about to leave for that place when he met 
an expressman with the wheel and a letter from the 
man who had taken it. The letter is here published 
as a first-class curiosity : 

Westfield, N. Y., Aug. 12, i860. 
Dear Sir — I suppose you have went to conciderable 
trouble to lokate your wheel, and I will releive you of 
all further trouble by sending you wheal to you and 
if 1 were in shape I would pay the charges but hear I 
am with only 25c in my pocket and know not where 
any more is comming from but will one up that I done 
very wrong in taking that which did not belong to me 
and if I am ever in Erie I will come and tell you all 
about it and will try and make it right with you and 
ask you to forgive me for little did I realize what I had 
done until the convictions come to me and told me to 
send it back, and I want this to be a lesson to me. 
You may think that I have done such things before 
but this is the first time and I had often wished I could 
own one little thinking I would ever take any one elses 
wheel but 1 hope this such a thing will never occur 
again for I do not like it to lay a wake three nights 
thinking of it. 

Bicycling is beginning to boom at Middletown, 
N. Y. A new club has lately been organized. 


The Irish Cyclist says that next season cushion tyres 
will be all the rage, but the season following it will be 
all pneumatic. 

The maker of the "Sprite" supplies, Mr. W. Coote 
Reynolds, can now supply these machines fitted with 
cushion tyres. 

Up hill now Ellis & Co.'s Geared Facile is the only 
machine of a large type fitted with pneumatic tyres, 
and it is not likely any attempt on a larger scale will 
be made ; the air and cushion tyres will be utilized for 
the small wheels of ordinary bicyles, as to them the 
question of expense and weight do not apply as to the 
big wheels. 

The " Raglan " cycles have been so successful that 
the makers, Messrs. Taylor, Cooper & Bednell (Ltd.) 
are now building a large additional factory which 
will employ no less than 400 extra hands. This factory 
it is their intention to fit up in a most complete man- 
ner, many of the tools being their own patented de- 
signs. When the new work is finished, Messrs. T., C. 
& B. will employ no less than 650 hands. 

The French Chamber of Deputies has a proposal be- 
fore it to levy a tax of five francs on cycles. 

On a question of patents a test case — Bown vs. The 
Centaur Cycle Co. — will come off in a few weeks' 

A Psycho bicycle and tricycle, made by Starley 
Bros., secured the respective championships of 
France, and were ridden by. L. Cotterau. 

A cycle manufactory will shortly be established in 
Liege (Belgium), with the management under English 

G. L. Morris, and his partners in the manufactory of 
the "Referee" wheel, have invented some improve- 
ments relating to elastic tyres which will shortly be 
made public. 

A. H. Overman, of the Overman Wheel Co., who is 
in this country at present, has patented certain im- 
provements in cycle wheels. 

In regard to the output of pneumatic tyred wheels, 
the Pneumatic Tyre & Booth s Cycle Agency, of Dub- 
lin, write as follows : " We are now, at last, in a posi- 
tion to guarantee regular and satisfactory supplies to 
any firm with whom we. contract to do so. It may 
have seemed from the insufficient supply hitherto that 
we were overlooking the; necessity for prompt deliv- 
ery, but such was not the case. Our directors were 
devoting all their energies to overcome the difficulties 
in the way of a satisfactory supply, and it took the 
whole season to complete our arrangements an d put 
us in our present satisfactory condition." 


Dr. G. P. Hachenberg, of Austin, Texas, has 
invented a novel bicycle railway which is de- 
scribed as follows : • 

In the first place have constructed a line of two 
heavy wires, one above the other, about ten feet apart, 
as represented in the sketch. These wires are adjust- 
ed to poles, and both are held in an exact high tension, 
ascertained by an accurately measured force. The 
bicycles to run on these wires are constructed with 
grooved wheels, the couplet of wheels for the upper 
wire being grooved the deeper to securely hold the 
vehicle in a direct line and to favor reversing it. 

For travel on wires two kinds of motors are used. 
The one the rider himself and the other electricity, the 
electric power being taken from the upper wire. If 
deemed necessary both vehicles can carry electric 
lights. The construction of these bicycles varies from 
those used on the ground. On the wire the guiding 
rod is fixed and is not used for guiding purposes, but 
simply for the rider to hold on to. In the cross piece 
receiving the piece supporting the drive wheel is a 
joint to reverse the machine to run it the opposite way. 

The electro bicycle has a peculiar construction of 
its own. The straddle seat is entirely omitted, and in 
its place a single or narrow double seat is placed in 
front of the drive wheel. The seat is arranged to se- 
cure ease and security to the rider. The electro motor 
is placed under the seat. The place to mount these 
bicycles or to reverse their action is usually at one of 
the poles, by stepping on the lower arm, which may be 
but a few feet from the ground. It may be readily 
seen the electro bicycle is well adapted for the accom- 
modation of a lady, and without the electric power can 
be pushed ahead by the rider. 

The speed of these bicycles could be great. An ex- 
pert rider could readily make fifteen or twenty miles 
an hour, and as for the electric car, its speed could be 
made to keep pace with a locomotive. These lines 
could serve commercial interests by connecting neigh- 
boring towns, or cities and suburbs, in the absence of 
railroads. But their best purpose would be subserved 
in effecting the rapid transmission of the mail and 
transportation of light and condensed packages. 

It is practicable by such method of conveyance to 
convey the mail from New York to Chicago in 10 hours, 
and from New York to Austin, Texas, within 24 hours. 
The mail and goods that could be daily transmitted 
on a single line from New York would be many hun- 
dred tons a day. 

Mr. F. F. Peard, of the Toronto Bicycle Club, was in 
New York Wednesday last, having just returned from 
a European tour in company with a small party from 
Toronto. He reports a most enjoyable time, is de- 
lighted with the foreign roads, and says the pneumatic 
and cushion tyre will soon be in general use. He does 
not think much of the English riders socially, how- 
ever, for unless one has recommendations strangers 

arc hardly deigned even a passing glance. He will 
attend the Buffalo tournament. 


In the French Chambre of Deputies, the 
representative of Dordogne has brought in a 
bill to put an annual tax of 5 francs on bicycles. 
Says the Veloce- Sport : " We should be the last 
ones to complain about a measure that can only 
be useful to us. It shows clearly that the 
bicycle commences to talk of itself and comes 
into extensive use. Moreover, our absolute 
right of using the roads, even those of the 
large cities, would thereby be established. We 
could not be prevented from using a vehicle on 
which we are held to pay taxes. Finally, a 
further advantage is couched in the fact that 
the income of this tax is intended for road im- 
provements, and there is hardly a wheelman 
who would find 5 francs too high if it is for 
better roads." 

The cycle has reached the land of the pyra- 
mids. In the Pharaon city of Cairo under the 
name of " L'Aido Cyclike Club," fezed wheel- 
men have organized. 

The Stahlrad'va. its last number publishes a 
table of rules to be observed on club runs. 

The municipality of the good old city of 
Nuremberg has issued an ordinance allowing 
beginners to use the paved streets for practice 
between 5 and 7 in the morning. 

This year the French championship for speed, 
which has been inaugurated since 1881, will be 
decided at Cognac. It was w$>n the first two 
times by de Civry, the two ensuing years by 
Medinger, then followed Duncan, Medingerand 
Chersau. This year, the first time the safeties 
will compete with the high machines, La France 
Cycliste gives out this tip: 1. Cottereau, then 
Charron or Lorte. 

The question whether the prizes at amateur 
races ought to consist out of money or " bons" 
in preference to objects of art, has been thor- 
oughly discussed in some European papers. 
Das Stahlrad complains that the so-called object 
of arts sometimes consist in nothing better than 
a handkerchief fastened to the end of a walking 
stick. ' ' It would not surprise us, continues the 
writer, in seeing one day a race run for a plate 
of sausages and sauer kraut." The Italian 
Rivirla Velicipedistica in discussing a recent 
decision of the U. V. I. authorizing amateurs to 
receive cash prizes without being declared pro- 
fessionals, gives the opinion that such a course 
would lessen the number of races, but raise 
their quality and attract cyclists of renown. It 
would hurt the sport in the eyes of the public, 
however, if the cash prizes given would be 
ridiculously low. The amateur racing men of 
Germany which lately have organized, demand 
by their statutes that the prizes shall consist 
out of "bons" in order that the winner may 
buy according to his taste. La France Cycliste 
in drawing attention to the fact that many 
amateurs would never touch money, proposes 
that everybody ought to have his choice. 

In speaking about the approaching congress 
of the "l'U. V. F.," the Veloce- Sport draws 
attention to the large mass of independent 
wheelmen whose interest for the Union ought 
to be awaked by proper means. The paper 
says that it is mostly the class of practical 
wheelmen that has grown in the last years. 
This class takes little interest in races, but more 
in touring and in the practical use of the 
bicycle. In concluding, the gentlemen of the 
congress are called on to take measures in 
favor of this class. 

In the French city of Rheims, famous all 
over the world for the production of champagne, 
the V. Club of this city lately organized ex- 
tensive races, the proceeds of which were to* be 
turued over to benevolent purposes. A groat 
number of baskets containing the productions 
of the local firms were among the prizes. The 
American Consul of that city has — as the / 'eloee- 
Sport states — given a splendid silver medal. 

A. R. 

The full nickel-plated tandem belonging to Air. 

Appleby, of the Hudson County Wheel men, which was 
broken "during the trip to Morristown with the Penn- 
sylvania Bicycle club three weeks ago, has been re- 
paired and re-nickeled and attracted much attention 

at the Niagara meet, where it was ridden by Messrs, 
Appelbv and Mandeville. Besides the machine^ Mr. 

Appleby took to Niagara six separate outfits, hem 

stockings to caps, which necessitated the shipment >>i 
a huge Saratoga trunk. 

Franklin, Pa., with 6.000 Inhabitants, has 1 •.- riders. 
thirty of whom ate ladies 

[Vol. VI., No. i. 


Bicycle Club have elected the 

..ptain. I If. t;> • 

P. Chapman. T. M Sherrouse was 
the Executive Committee. 

n. the newly elected Chief Consul of 
the Louisiana Division, has sent ont a circular letter 
to all the members of the Division, urging them to 

.sine; the membership of the 
very member to secure at least 
one recruit. 

The Louisiana Cycling Club have moved into their 

new bouse, which is handsomely furnished and a 

perfect little gem in its way. a big "smoker" will 

Kvrvi warming. On Sunday, September j, 

lb will take a run to Bilozi, across the lake. 

The Arlington Bicycle Club, of Hew Orleans, will 
give a seri luring the Winter. 

The ord: .crry lighted lanterns at night is 

• t.i be enforced in New Orleans. This compul- 

movement, which is only riKht and proper, is 

now in vogue in cities and "towns throughout the 

a c o rr es pondent to the Spirit oj tin- South, of 

( Orleans, writes that cycling is bec;inninc; to 

i in Shreveport, La, and that the streets are with a hard cover of gravel, mak- 

ellenl There Is an ■•pen Held for 

n this town. The writer says: "Several 

mplate buying wheels, and when they do, 

riding, it will induce others to join our 

i representative of si. me gfood bi- 

. lub or manufactory would come to tins place 

rine, with him an ordinary and safety, and stay 

exhibiting same, he would sell several 

ley are now in the notion of purchas- 

y having the wheels here and their good 

qualities explained and exhibited, would satisfy them 

much better than through correspondence." 

:itly arrested in Memphis, 

Tenn., and fined *, for sidewalk riding. A number 

I lighter skin are constantly addicted to the 

it have not as yet been disturbed by the 

The Hudson County Wheelmen will hold a series Ol 
- ..n the Elisabeth Rahway course, Labor Day. 

! at the Rockland County 
t, to be held at the Rockland County 
.icy, N. v., Septeml is fof-'nary, open; one mile safety, open; 
ry, open: half mile hands oil, open; 
'lb, handicap ; half-mile club. 

afield Bicycle Club ■ i moonlight 

lay night, riding t.. Elisabeth and thence to 

The following for the two mile bicy- 

if the Hank « lerks' Athlel 

held ..n Labor Day ; 
• N . I. fa. 
P. P. Muti.-r. Bank 

ion, V. M I lerick 

W \\ Vheelmen ; C. Wilson 

man, A . i ' S N 

was run down by James Hands 
■ n up liy the Pcnnsyl- 

\ ill shortly 

.I the Lehigh Wheelmen, Phila- 
nile trip through 


.1 fmm II.ii 1 : 

Tin- Frederick County (Md.i Agricultural Society 
are arranging for a series of bicycle be run 

In connection with their fair this fall. 

A minstrel company has been formed among the 
members of the Milwaukee Wheelmen, and an enter- 
tainment will soon be given. 

Milwaukee has upwards of one thousand wheelmen, 
with a lair allowance of ladv riders. 

Our old contributor ■• Jonah," says in 7i>re/; Tattle, 
speaking of the Elizabeth Wheelmen's ofty mile tan- 
dem record : 

■• It has always seemed to me that a road record as 
distinguished from a track record should be made 
over stretches of road up to at least one hundred 
miles, without repetition or e,oinv* over the same 
ground twice. An exception to this misfit perhaps 
lie in a course of shorter distance, combining the 
average Impediments <>f hills, such as for Instance 

the frvington-MMburn course. Hut to pick out a 
stretch of deal level telford such as the Rahway road, 
where tile record this time was made; or the Newark 
boulevard, where Honnett and Wetmore made their 
tandem tricycle record, is hardly lair, and, were the 
facts known, would tend to brine; discredit on Amer- 
ican road records at the hands of our Kntflish breth- 
ren, who make all their long distance road records 
over Straightaway courses. Such courses as I have 
mentioned above really present no greater difficul- 
ties than would an ordinary race track. Such records 
Should not be termed, in all justice, road records. 
merely because they are not run around a circular 
surveyed path. The K. W. has done considerable ..I 
its century riding in this way. There are plenty. .1" 
men in the club who can do their " centuries " in a 
legitimate way. Then why belittle the road riding 

reputation of the club by allowing " centuries " and 

" records " made over these short selected cjmrscs - 

The Bast Orange Cyclers will hold a three mile 
handicap road race Saturday, September i •,. 

C. I.. Heals, of the Orange Wheelmen, climbed Eagle 

kock Hill on a Premier Saturday 


The Kine;s County Wheelmen have a moonlight run 
to Coney island on their schedule for to-night, and on 
Sunday they will ride to Par Rockaway. 

The rumors afloat that the old Ixion Club was about 
t.. be revived are said to be without foundation. 

The Hay City Wheelmen, of San Krancisco, have 
elected ttie following Hoard of Directors to serve lor 
the term of one year : R. M. Thompson, President ; 
Thomas 1. Hill, Vice President ; George P. Wetmore. 
Secretary: Thomas H. Donne. Treasurer: C. W. 
Hammer, W. D. Sheldon, W. M. Meeker, C. C. Moore. 

las. O. c..x, C. V. Langton, Fred Ruse Cook. 

R. M. Thompson, George P. Wetmore, Sanford 

Plummer, Steve Knapp, W. M. Meeker, C. W. Ham- 
mer, T. H. Deane, H. W. Spaulding anil A. C. I. an. lis, 
■ Fran, is. ... enjoyed a pleasant trip to Mount 
Tamalpais reecntlv. Knapp and Hammer tarried 
their machines to tile eighest point of the rocky sum- 
mit, a feat ncvei before accomplished. 

on Sunday next, W. E, Bldridge, ol the 11. c. W., 

will put in a bid t..r the club 14-hoUT medal. He will 
start at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon and ride until 
.me hour the next day, unless some unforsccii 
event occurs, and is confident ..1 making ovei 
miles. He will be paced by Missis. R.i, . v. Heals and 
Long, of the Orange Wheelmen, anil Thorii, of tin 
lanta Wheelmen. He will dismount only when it is 
.1 y to be rubl c 1 down. 

The Wheelmen of Birmingham, Ala., have decided 
1 a tournament on Octobei das. ♦ , .s°° 

in pri/es will be offered. 

The Business Men's Hi. Vcle Club, ol Newark, held 
a meet 1 ilk'. I oil owed by a drill, on I'lidax ol this week 


An English paper savs that in 1887 the following let- 
ter from Mr. Ruskin was printed in the /'./// Matt 
Gazelle, although it is not generally known : 

" I not only object, but am quite prepared to spend 
all my best 'bad language ' in reprobation of bi-, tri-. 
and 4-, ;-, r-, or 7- cycles, and every other contrivance 
and invention for superseding human feet on Cod's 

ground. To walk, to run, to lean and to dance 

the virtues of the human body, and neither to stride on 
stilts, wrivcxle on wheels, n<ir dangle on r..pes;.md 
nothing in the training of the human mind will ever 
supersede the appointed God's ways of slow walking 
and hard working." 

Albert Knight has resigned from the Bast Orange 

Cylers and joined the Orange Wheelmen. Knigl ' 
his eye on the challenge cup, to be raced for Sep- 

THE Will -Kl, the weekly journal for the "Cyclers.'' 

gives in its August 15th edition a strong editorial on 

the changes in the 1.. A. W. constitution, which will 

ad with much interest by all members of the 

League. THE WHEEL is .me of the acknowledged 

authorities on bicycling, and is a valuable guide to 
meets, conventions, tournaments, manufacturers, 
ind is filled with general information and inter- 
esting news f..r riders. The Wheel, .1 Broadway, 
New City- Ueadvilte Tribune, Aug. -A. 

The Mail and I rs editorially : The bit 

has come to be a prominent factor in our national 

sports. Tin- great meet of the National League ol 
American Wheelmen at Niagara, which has just come 

to an end, was attended by many thousands of peo- 
ple. The races were many of them intensely i.xcitim: 
Moth in sport and in practical, everyday use the 
" wheel " has won for itself a permanent plai e. and 
the name of the enthusiasts who ride it is legion. 

Willie Windle, A. B. I.umsden. B. C. Anthony, K. I. 
Willis. H. Smith. N H. Van Sicklen and H. K Laurie, 
with a number oi other rivers of the wheel, have de- 
cided to compete at the Rhode Island Wheelmen's 

meet to-morrow, instead of at the Syracuse competi- 
tions. They will also appear at the Hartford tourna- 
ment on Monday and Tuesday. 

The entries and handicaps for the Atalanta Wheel- 
men's tell mile road race, over the Elizabeth Rahw.iv 
course, on Labor Day, are as follows: I.. N Thome, 
scratch; Brock, scratch; Swain, I'.m.: Scudder. 1111.; 
Hornfeck, .111.; Struck, ■' 111.; Congleton, .•'■m.: Prul- 
ham, . ' in ; Halsey, 4 m.; C Thome. ;m.; Coffin, 

Rain (ell at Buffalo to-day, and the ract s have 
postponed until 10 a. m, to-morrow, and will continue 
all day. The 100-mile road race will be started at 
s a. in.' 

a gentleman now traveling in Europe : "Alter 

nearly a week on the roads ..I Norway I want to pay 
a tribute to the country roads of Europe, if I haven't 
done it before. Everywhere in the backwoods of this 
northern country, where its inhabitants wrench a 
scanty living from hostile soil and climate, down to 
southern Italy, where the poverty stricken pi 
have but one shirt to an entire family, or in til. 

1 that they haven't any at all, 
the roads are almost 1 smooth and hard and 

tine as thos, ol Grand Boulevard, or any park in 


"These roads make carriage riding a luxury any- 
where instead of a torture, as is often the 
us, and they are an institution that deserves uiistint. d 
oolish people, instead of in . 

county von- - bonds to be given to somi 

venturers who build a rotten railway without putting 

in a dollar themselves and retire with a fortune. spend 
their money in building good wagon loads, and when 
they want to go to town they have a road to travel on 
that at ans and 1 :i is tit for a royal pn 

sion." A,.. York Tribune. 

1 Harry Shurman and M. R Connolly, of the Lynn 
Wheel Club, will iton on Saturday, Aui 

1, at 4 a 111., ami attempt to beat ihe road : 
•v ..nd Portland. Mr 

The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review. 

F. P. PRIAL, Editor and Proprietor. 

243 Broadway, New York. P. 0. Box 444. 


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August 29, 1890.] 



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FOR SALE— Humber Cripper Tricycle, in good 
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One New Victor Safety (1889), $110. Who gets it? 

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One "Light" Rambler Safety, shop worn only, $110. 
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One 56-inch Victor, 1889, good shape, $85. Very 
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See this space in last week's issue for Programme of Races and List of Prizes. This space for next week will be occupied by the List of Entries so far as received. 

Programme for Entertainment of Visiting: Wheelmen. 

Friday, September X2, 1890.— Reception of Visitors— All trains will be met by the Reception Committee. 9 a. m. — LADIES' Short Run 
Around City. Leave National Hotel for easy run over fine streets to head of State Street hill, where arrive in time for hill climbing contest. This run is over 
paved or graveled streets all the way, and running most of the distance at the edge of our beautiful bluffs, affords charming views and glimpses of the Illinois River 
Valley, with river, lake and hills beyond, the city beneath, and Pekin ten miles down the river. This is a run which no lady rider of two weeks' standing need 
hesitate to take. 1 O a. m.— Leave National Hotel for Hill Climbing Contest. 1 0.30 a. m.— Hill Climbing Contest. State Street hill, between Blurt" and 
High Streets. 1 p. m.— Short Parade. Form at National Hotel. The line of parade is over well paved streets the entire distance. Throe elegant prizes will be 
given the clubs having the largest number of men in line. 2 p. m.— Races at Lake View Park. 9 p. m.— Grand Complimentary Bali, at Rouse's Hall, 
tendered to visiting wheelmen. 

Saturday, September 13, 1890. — 9 a. m.— Scorchers' Run. Twenty miles. Fine graveled road the entire twenty miles. 9 a. m. — LADIES' and 
Gentlemen's Easy Run to Prospect Hill. Nine miles round trip. Leaving National Hotel, proceed via Spring Street, meet Scorching Party at Prospect Point 
and indulge in lemonade while viewing the most picturesque and extensive view in the Middle West. Below, spread out like a panorama, is the Illinois River 
Valley, with river, lake, cities, towns, farms, woodsey hills and hollows as far as the eye can reach. Leave at n a. m. to return to the city via Mt. llawley Road. 
Sand-papered gravel both ways. Our visitors never fail to become enthusiastic over this run, and no one should fail to participate in one of the two runs over this 
road. 1 .30 p. m. — Leave National Hotel for Lake View Park. 

Spencer's Full Military Band, an organized body of twenty-eight years' standing, will undoubtedly win the applause of every visitor. They, as a band, are 

Mr. Lem H. Wiley, the fan 
a member of this great band, and will favor the 

without a peer, having woh every first prize in band contests throughout the West for the past fifteen years. Mr. Lem H. Wiley, the famous cornet ist, who for 
several years led the great street band of Haverly's Minstrels, and accompanied it on two European tours, is a 
audience with a solo on each afternoon. 

Lady riders will have the exclusive use of one of the elegant parlors at the National Hotel, which is only one block from headquarters at Rouse's Hall. 

For further particulars address, H. S. HOPKINS, Sec'y. 

We've Cot a Tournament Too ! ! 

The Peoria Tournament, September 12th and 13th, will, without doubt, be one of the most successful ever held, and wheelmen from all 
parts of the United States will be in attendance. All such are cordially invited to call while in the city and inspect our immense stock of new 
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[Vol. VI. No. i. 

Kt'ad f\«'ry word. *" St rcnicly " interest i^i;, you l>H. 

The Westborough Tribune. 




>\ THE 


Mr A W. I'.arr .-.tarts lor S.m 1'rancisco, and will 

ri be his trip in the tribune I'irst Installment of 
In the presence of a crowd of interested spectators, 

Mr A. W. Hair started Sun. lay iroin the foot of Bun- 
ker 1 1 ill monument on Broncho Light Roadster, Ma 
ear that number in mind, please for Ni 

Falls ami thence across the continent to San l-'raticisco. 

Tin- Tribune, knowing the great interest attaching to 

to the trip, not only all through the bicycling world, 
ljut to an exceptional degree lure in Westboro, at 

once made arrangements for the exclusive publica- 
tion of letters from Mr. Barr, describing his journey. 
ol which the first installment is presented below. The 
lull plan of route, probable time, etc., will be pub- 
1 in a later issue. Mr. Harr writes as follows: 

Clinton House, Clinton, Mass., Aug. 17, '90. 

M Arrived here at 7:30 Very tired. Head 
winl all the way. Will probably make Greenfield 
to. morrow, perhaps more. It depends on what roads 
I find. Raining very hard now. Stopped an hour in 
South Pramingbam, the same in Northboro. Took it 

.',1 the way. Any news lo be sent at short notice 

■>t office. 

Greenfield, Aug. 18, '90 

M, l«havc had the most uncomfortable day's 

ride I ever had. Have walked miles where the wheel 

would eat in two inches deep with its own weight' 

Utely unride.ible roads I never heard of 

rom West Hoylston to Lake Quinslgamond 

1. like a r.i. e track when compared with them. I have 

run over one dog to day, kicked another to death, and 

■ Dually ugly customer forced me off my 

iith of a mile. I invest- 

paralyser this evening, a 3*-calibre 

which I propone t.. use as a persuader. I intend to 

morrow, although there is an awful 

.inn' r the mountains. I felt a little 

better tO-nigbt and feel quit* 

<■ 1 ■■ Niiiuin 1 right It la a "dandy.'' 

my route and do uol en- 

.1 all. 

Troy, N. y , Aug. 1 . 

Left Greenfield at 5 a. in., and at noon was over the 
summit of the Hoosac ran^e. 1 took breakfast .11 
Shelbttrne Falls, dinner at North Adams and supper 
at Troy, as I promised you last night Eighty miles 
to my record to-day in spite of Hoosac and all the 
difficulties. 1 am tired, but not one-half as tired as 
the last two nights. What little I know about bad 
roads I have learned since yesterday morning, and 
what knowledge I happen to possess on the subjects 

of grades, altitude and gravity I have acquired since 
I left Greenfield this morning. As for bad roads, the 
one from Clinton to Greenfield is a great deal worse 
than anything I ever imagined. The worst we ever 
striu k on any of our trips is not half so bad, as it lays 
for miles and lots of them at a lick. Alter leaving 
Greenfield there is four miles climb without two hun- 
dred yards riding, then you go down to Shelburne 
Palls. Once down the climb begins a^ain with fre- 
quent short descents to Z.iar. From there to the Tun- 
nel station the railroad bed is the only thing rideable. 
and that is very soft. Up we go rive miles more with 
only about one-half of the last mile rideable, and we 
see North Adams down the mountain. 

The rear brake on the Broncho is the only brake 
that would hold on these grades. From here to North 
Petersburg the road is fine, but the last twenty miles 
into Troy is a little more poor than fine. It was my 
luck to have a rain come up with a head wind to finish 
the last twenty of the eighty miles' riding on a poor 
road. Road-hogs are plenty here, but I have gener- 
ally managed to scare their horses by running straight 

at their heads and turning aside quickly and very 
close. Prom i. lock I was making about 

thirteen miles per hour or more, and felt line till the 
wind struck me. Don't know where I shall be to- 
morrow night Raining cats, pitchforks and horse 

I'l ICA, N. Y., Aug. JO, '90. 
I have done a very hard day's work. Ninety miles. 

Troy to Utica. I called on Saunders to-night and got 

the road to Syracuse. Showed him " Number 408." 
There were rive other wheelmen present. They were 
all highly pleased with the appearance ot the machine, 

particularly the improvements. I spun the rear 

wheel for Uiem. They were surprised and pleased at 
the number of revolutions it made. IO."i is running 

wry tine. I am off for Syracuse iii the morning, hope 

■ farther. Will be at Niagara Sunday noon sure. 

1 made .tin- run t..-d.iv 1 1 . .in s a. 111. to /. p.' in., making 
several stops. I am feeling better every day. 

BRONI lb. NO 40.V 


(By Telegraph to the Tribune.) 

CAItlLLUS, N. Y., Auk. »a, 
Albany party took train here to-day. kowe re- 
ported with them. A. W. Bark. 

" 40o " was bought by a Connecticut man named 
E. C. Rowe. on which to ride to the Pacific Coast. He 
left New Haven on Broncho Number 405, rode one 
day and sent Hroncho Number 40.1 to factory as an 
unrideable machine, and took pains to advertise same 
in Connecticut papere. What for? Rowe claimed to 
be an all-round athlete, of ten years' experience as a 
rider on all kinds of cycles. At once, on receipt ot 
" Number 40.% " at factory, it was, without change in 
any particular, ridden by three different men em- 
ployed there, they knowing nothing about the circum- 
stance of purchase and return of Hroncho Number 
405. All three pronounced it a tine running machine. 
Young Harr. who never rode a cycle oi any kind until 
October. 1889, took Broncho Number 40.">, Sunday 
A. M., 17th inst., and at i. M. same day. left foot ot 
Bunker Hill Monument for Niagara, (•// route tot 
Pacific Coast Rowe. mounted on a safety, which he doubt, a rideable machine, with two days' 
start, and the advantage of being at hast 1,.. miles 
nearer Niagara than Harr at Bunker Mill Monument, 

gets tired, evidently, at Camillus, N. v.. and takes 

the cars for remainder of ride to Niagara, thus Show- 
ing the son oi riding he prefers. Nothing stranga 

about preference for riding on a rail, when it is con- 
sidered for a moment what sort of a machine he took 

in preference t.. riding Broncho Number 10ft. 




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BRONCHO No. 405. 

The members of the New Haven Club are laughing over the experiences of Ernest C. Rowe, one of their members, who 
has started a tour in which he hopes to emulate Mr. Weaver. Rowe started °n a Broncho bicycle, got as far as Waterbury, and 
returned, saying the machine was no good for road riding. He then procured another safety of a different make, and again essayed 
the task. Before he reached Albany, however, his machine broke down, and he had to enter that city by rail. Meanwhile, the 
White Cycle Company, of Westboro', Mass., which manufactures the Broncho machine, heard how Rowe talked about it, and 
sending to this city bought the machine, and started a man on it for the Pacific coast to demonstrate its value as a roadster. 
The company claim that Rowe did not know how to handle it, and that their man will get across the continent before he does 
unless he goes by rail. The members of the New Haven Club say that Rowe has undertaken a bigger task than he is capable of 
performing, and there are bets up among some of the members that he will not go half way. 

Secretary Perkins, of the club, who has been making a cycling tour around the State, has returned home. — New Haven 
(Conn.) Evening Register, Thursday, August 21. 

From New Haven "Palladium," August 23, 1890. 



The latter part of July, Ernest C. Rowe purchased a " BRONCHO " Safety Bicycle of the White Cycle Co., of Westbor- 
ough, Mass., it being his intention to ride the machine to the Pacific Coast. He had always used a Columbia machine, and in 
order to accustom himself to riding the " BRONCHO," he rode about New Haven for a week previous to making the start. The 
machine suited him well, and on August 8 left on his long journey. Before he reached Waterbury he was heartily sick of the 
undertaking. The machine, so he claimed, bumped and bucked like a real live "BRONCHO." Arriving in Waterbury, he 
decided not to push on any further with that machine, and took a train back to this city, bringing the bicycle with him. He left 
the wheel with the agents for the White Cycle Co. at 516 State Street, saying that he was unable to go over the roads with it, 
and that in his estimation no mart could make a long journey on it. He bought a "Victor" machine and made another start 
Since that time, he seems to have made very good progress over the rough roads, and arrived in Albany in eight hours 
less time than was occupied by F. E. Weaver, the Palladium correspondent, in going over the same number of miles on good 
roads. Some of the members of the New Haven Bicycle Club say that Rowe must have " trained it " some of the way, as he is 
not considered as good a rider as Weaver. 

When the White Cycle Co. heard through their New Haven agents that Rowe had given up the undertaking of making 
the Pacific coast on their " BRONCHO," and that he had said that no one could do it, they were nettled, and decided to send a 
man across the continent on their machine, and to have him contest with Rowe as to the time occupied in performing the feat. 

Accordingly, they wrote to their agents that they would have their agent who had been exhibiting their machine in 
England, and who had just returned, take the machine on which Howe had ban unable 10 ndt , start from 
Bunker Hill monument at noon last Sunday. By starting at Bunker Hill, the "BRONCHO" man had 150 milts 
further to ride than Rowe had. It is intended that the cycle company's man shall come up with Rowe at Niagara at 
the National Meet of the L. A. W., to be held August 25, 26 and 27. The Cycle Company's man is, of course, largely handi- 
capped, but is confident that he will reach San Francisco before Rowe does. 




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No. 8§4. Heavy Ril>. 

Bicycle Riders, Base Ball Players, 
Athletes, Gymnasts, tell us that it is the 
best and most satisfactory supporter 

Let every Sportsman try them. 

Price, $1 OO. Will send by mail on 
receipt of price. Send size of waist and 


810. Heavy Rib. 

Improved double 

seat and pocket. i^„» ""■»" 

Jmcar - HOLMES & CO.. 109 Kingston St.. Boston, Mass 




Heavy Rib. 

Improved double seal 
and pocket. 

OAUTION.-Wo hold Letters Patent C 
improvement on Pants, Tights, Supporters am 
Supporter Jacket, :\s represented in these cuts. 
Each garment is marked 11. & t'.. Pat. Dec. 3d, 
'89, and we caution all dealers mjubi selling 
any garments infringing on these patents. Gar- 
ments ;;<>/ dcaritt/roui yattttt mat kan 
Hunts, and parties selling them will be held 
responsible 10 the extent of the law. 

IIOl Ml^S ,-v CO 

merits manufactured by 

[Vol. VI., No. i. 




Sole Importers, 




4 and 6 East 60th Street, N. Y. City, Fifth Avenue entrance to Central Park. 

New Wheels of all makes. 

Choice Assortment of'Swornl-Haml .Mounts. 

Full lino Cycling Accessories. 

Celebrated Warren Oiis mid Enamels. 


RENTINC ■ REPAIRING!! NICKELING!!! Old mounts taken in part payment for New. 


Patent Applied For. 

All forged steel for safeties 

handsomely nickeled, will 
carry more dead weight 

tlian any carrier in the 


PRICK $2.00. 




Tin; TRADE Nirr1.11 it. 



Ha*t! ivrhlnon to select from : uny mako tn l>" ■applied at Bhort notice. The following well known 

ilnen n Q«d«*3, N'-w Mails, Referees. Agents wanted. Bend for 


iter of Men::' : band wheels ut low i • r 1 < - < • 



" Newport " Boys' Safety, 



Wnfli Bin: Dl I Hi MFRs & Rf PAIRERS. 



Aft.M algrhl vnm' ixperlenco In charge of Dovlln 
At C<>. 'a Bicycle Department, 


'i.iilli. t for Sl I |,t„mlnrnl. Itlrjrlr. T.nnW. An, I ilhlrllr ClstS, 

3IO Broadway, N- Y.. or patron 

Fit and Sty If. 

'v ' ' ■ ■ 1 1 1 < ' • i l • i i band . , , , . i i I . i 

August 29, 1890.J 


A. B. Mack *& Co., Cleveland, O. 

Paris, June 23d, 1S90. 

Dear Sirs — The Union Safety purchased from your firm to be, used in Europe, touring 
with Elwell's Cycle Party, is a gem. It is a strong wheel, yet light, and as a coaster it cannot 
be beaten. I could not be better pleased and would not exchange it for ar^ other machine in 
the party. Send my compliments to the makers. Yours very truly, 

A. B. MICK & CO., 360 Erie St., Cleveland, Ohio, Agents for Northern Ohio. TOM c - brinsmade. 






New York. 

Call and see Wheel. Riding School. Bicycles and Tricycles of all grades and prices for Juveniles and Adults. 



"You Press the Button, We do the Rest." (Or you can do it yourself.) 

% WH'* } 1 Seven New Styles and Sizes 

X ■ - ■ 

All Loaded with 

Transparent Films. 

The most popular among wheelmen on account of compactness and convenience in use. No 
experience or preparation required — always ready. loo instantaneous views may be taken in suc- 
cession without reloading, No Wheelmen's outfit is complete without a Kodak. 

For Sale by all Photo Stock Dealers. 

Send for Catalogue. 






1 1890 American Rambler, good as new. $ OO.OO 

1 Victor Safety— 1880 Pattern, like new IOO.OO 

*nw*^~wr*^w -r* nMrnriwriii^r"!! l 1800 Ladies' Rambler, good as new. sH'.OO 

BR VCI^ll, «>r 1 YPhWRI 1 IVK., Ideal Rambler, almost pass for now 48.00 

30 Inch Men's Safety, balls to both wheels, new 60.00 

30 Inch Men's Safety, balls all around, new OO.OO 

28 Inch Ladies' Safety, balls to rear wheel, new 40.00 

24 Inch Boy's Safety, new 20.00 

Send to A. W. GUMP & CO., Dayton, Ohio, for Prices. 

New Bicycles at reduced prices and 400 second-hand ones 
Bicycles, Guns and Typewriters taken in exchange. Job lots nought 

We carry 700 bicycles in stock. 

[Vol. VI., No. i. 

" Qomparisotys are Odious." 


Hence we do not wish to Compare. 

If there is, or ever was, a better machine than the PARAGON 
we would like to sec it. 

For certainly we never have, so far. 

Send for <>nr Catalogue— or better yet, call on one of oar agents and judge for yourself. 

5J0V/EF? BICYCLE (Ty}[liJF/}<?TiJRlN<4 Qp. 

/tf LL first-class makes for 
sale. Purchasers can 

try any of the line before 
buying. Renting, Repair- 
ing, Storage. Lockers to 
rent. Ladies' rooms on the 
premises. Ladies and Gen- 
tlemen instructed by Prof. 
Louis People, ( late of Fifth 
Avenue Casino ►. 





1171 I UCI )F( )KM) AVE., 

Near I'utii.iiii Ave, iticooK.i.1 >. >». v. 


42 in. Enamel and Nickel St. Nicholas. 

54 in. Full Nickel Expert. 

54 in. Full Nickel Expert. 

47 in. Star. 

1880 Warwick Safety. 


1889 Victor Safety. 

1800 Diamond Frame Kapid Safety. 

50 in. Royal Mall. 

52 in. Rudge Enamel and Nickel. 

52 in. Warwick, Enamel and Nickel mew . 

1 Quadrant Tandem. 

Singer Tricycle. 

Victor Tricycle with Spring fork.- . 

Swift Safety. 

1 Rapid Roadster Safety. 

1 Ladles' Rapid Safety. 

Ivel Tandem Safety. 

SIM» POH l-uiii I.IST. 

A Conundrum for Bicycle Riders. 

"Why does a man weighing 160 pounds use a wheel 
heavy enough for one weighing 250 pounds ? ^ 

\. B. — There is no answer to this riddle. 


Call and see the light-weight "SWIFT" SAFETY, at 

J. R. Judds Wheels ^ Sporting Goods, 

101, 103 and 105 West 36th St., N.Y. 





PRICE, $30.00. 





August 29, 1890. J 






gW Call and see the " Broncho." 




Before placing jour Orders, 

We can furnish you the 
best in the market at better 
prices than can be had from 
any other house in America. 




Erie Knitting Mill, 

ERIE, F>A., 

Manufacture the best Bicycle Suit 
ever offered to Wheelmen. 

Send for Samples and Prices. 



(Every wheelman and sportsman will give these garments 

his approval when he examines the Shoulders, Arm- 

Holes and Neck, as they are made to fit.) 

Bicycle, Gymnasium, Athletic and 
Ladies' Union Undcr-Oarments. 

Send Stamp for Catalogue. 

109 Kingston St., Boston, Mass. 

Ask your local Dealer (given gratis) for 



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y Cyc\e Brush Jool - 50/ 

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Pullman's Cars on all Trains. 


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Station foot of Liberty Street. 
Boston — 211 Washington Street. 
Philadelphia — 833 Chestnut Street and Station 
24th and ' Chestnut Street. 


Hartford, Conn., U. S. A. 

Manufacturers of the Wheelman's Favorite, Billings' 
Patent Bicycle Wrenches, 4 and 5 inches long 
when closed. Well and favorably known on two continents. 

Drop forged of bar steel and finished in a thorough man- 
ner and case hardened. Small in size but giants in strength. 
Warranted a first-class tool in every respect . For sale by all 
cycle manufacturers and dealers. Address. 220 Laurence St 

Send for Catalogue of the 


Complete list of everything needed by wheelmen at lowest 

possible prices. Second-hand Ordinaries taken in 

exchange for Safeties. We need you in 

our business, so don't fail to write. 


811 N. 14th Street, St. Louis, Ho. 




For Bicycle. Utin*. etc. Throws only sinMl quantity of till al 
a stroke. Handsomely nickel plated. No leakage. »-'<>r v\V every- 
wliere. orsentliy niailon r,-, i-lpi cif|irln\ 5tff. .'.u li. I US11MAN .1: 
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By A. B. Barkman, Tour-Master L.A.W. 

The most concise and complete little volume 
ever written. 

75 P a g es < cloth cover. Price, postpaid, jo cents. 

THE WHEEL, P. O. Box 444. 

The Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

The oldest and largest company in the United States, has 
laid pavements in 27 cities, an area of 3,916, 574 square yard*, 
or ass miles of streets. It has laid more asphalt pavements 
in 12 years than all other companies in Europe and America 
combined have laid in 30 years. 

No. 1 Broadway, New York. 

Le Droit Building. Washington, D. C. 


You can buy Ball Bearings cheaper than you can make 
plain ones. Write for particulars. 


lat and Membership Bicycle 
Club Fins 


Jeweler and Designer, 

6 Liberty Place, N. T., 

Opposite 21 Maiden Lane. 

Write for Special Designs. 





Baltic Building, 606 F St., N. W., 


The B. F. Goodrich Co. 


Bicycle Tires, Hard and Soft Rubber 

Handles, Spade Grips, Pedal 

Rubbers, etc. 

8^~ Write for Price List. 

New York Warehouse, 65 Reade Street. 

Raisbeck Electrotype Company 


Between Frankfort and Pearl Streets, fourth Building above 

the Bridge, 
Telephone, Nassau 245. NEW YORK. 

Stereotyping at short notice. Binder's Stamps and Em- 
bossing Plates in extra hard metal. Nickel and Steel 
Facing. Plates mounted on wood or metal. 


andCOLOGNE spirit, 


James A. Webb & Son, 165 Pearl St., New Tort 


1 CURS, 

Badges and Pins* 

QWiisTter St. 
U BO?TO|Sl- 


; V"l. VI., NO. t. 


We are breaking the prices on Harrison's Bells, 

and on Tire Cement. Send address for 

discount, and be surprised. 






Agents for VICTORS, and all otter Cycles. 

Bicycles, Tricycles ■■' Velocipedes. 

Repairing ■ (Specialty. 

Renting, Storing, Loclcers, Ktc 

JOHN WOOD, Proprietor. 



Is theheahntjm-irvol ofthe age. It will take the soreness 

• mji of l>rui*.e, tut, w..und or contusion nuicker than anything 

you ever tried. SitnhnriiM relieved in a few seconds and 

i end in an hour. Ittiflrred litiinl* made soft as kid. 

s..r<- and < Imfiil /'>■/ i d at once. Snrr n nil 

sir-iinrtl (unln nn'l Mii-rlfH quickly brought to 

their normal condition. .V./.w/i/ifo Jlites and stings of 

insects enred at once. It is an insi.mtaneous relief to chafed 

Akin, aint a perfect god-send to the wheelman and athlete. 

It will stop bleeding provided no artery or large vein is 

!. Sprmin* ami Strain* are promptly r- 

I 1 >• its use. It will save pain, suffering, anguish 

and often valuable life if promptly applied. 


If you can't g« f it from your druggist, storekeeper or 

:,.; good* dealer, send us 50 cents in stamps or money 

onl we will s»nd it to you by mail. It is peeked so as 

nrj En v'-rv sni ,11 spa.---. Send for circulars. THE 


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Till: STRONGEST AND BEST. of Best Quality Steel. 

The Slide* o( our Wrenches are thoroughly hardened. 

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Nickeled and Bright 

Every Wrench 

For tale bv all evele inanu' era. 


1 ' " l:l I - -I (UK \<.<i II. I 

Weldless Sleel Tubes, 

jld drawn, 

<>ili IHSIDl \\D OC rSLDB 


Im; l by 


4 Fletcher Street, NEW YORK. 

New York Bicycle Co., 

Nos. 4 & 6 East 60th St., N. Y. City. 


Repairing in all its Branches. 

Enlarged Shop ! New Machinery ! Competent Machinists • 

All work done on the Premises ! Send to us direct 

and thus pay but one profit! Estimates 

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Kingston Knitting Co. 

Artistic Atliletle 

Manufacturers for the 

and Ci ' bs. The 

most desirable line of 

Athletic Goods made 


Bask Bail, Bo, and Si'. ktis. 
Outfits in the L. A W., 
and Gray Mixtures and 
all the popular colors 
at very reasonable 

Correspondence so 

Send for Catalogue. 

Kingston Knitting Co., 

ij Kineston St., Near Summer St. 






The Patent Silico-Enamel Co., of London, 

Beg : v t<> announce that ilv y have 



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•or the 1 lilt. .1 Mai. - 

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tincnt Send (of our Cycle Calalogec 

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Manufacturers of all kinds of 

Bicycles, Safeties,etc. 

CHICAGO : 495 to 505 Wells Street. 
NEW YORK: 35 Barclay St.: 40 Park Place. 

r The 

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Sc.n Robber Handles, 


Pedal Rub- 


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BONTOX, » lsv. i - I 

August 29, 1890. J 



I Have the Largest Line of Best Wheels at the Cheapest Prices. 




I have put in steam power and an enameling oven, enlarged my shop and increased my force of 
workmen. Send your wheels to me; I can repair them as they should be repaired. Wheels stored 
and rented. All parts and sundries for sale. • 

CHAS. SCHWALBACH, Prospect Park Plaza, Brooklyn. 


Our price list of Stampings, Parts, Fittings 

and accessories for 1890 is now reddy. We have in stock a 
very large and complete assortment, both rough and fin- 
ished, for both Ordinaries and Safeties. Also sundries. 
Our specialties are Harrison's Bells, K. of R. and Invin- 
cible Lamps, Locks, Saddles, Spoke Grips and Whistles. 
Send for Price List to 


118 4 120 South Main Street, PROYIDEHCE, R. I. 




Ball Bearings to Both Wheels. 

List Price, 

Both Pedals and Crank Shaft. 

Ball Bearings to Head. 

HoUoav Steel Tubing. 




Selling Price, 






Spring Frame Safety 


Smoothest Riding Wheel in the Market. 


Good Agents Wanted. 

We manufacture a full line of Safeties. 
Call and see them or send for Catalogue. 


38 Van Buren Street, Chicago, 111. 


1 NEW..YORKl>CH.ICA(?0, 

Cincinnati,; st Louis,' 

A_N.D AUI'KINUPAL cit ies:'.', '■£ 

Tricycle Wanted 

in exchange for 1890 Ladies' or Gentle- 
men's Bicycle, new, high grade ; 
describe tricycle. For partic- 
ulars address. 



The Only Flexible Sporting Shoes Made 

Patented ^- Aug. i, '82. 

Men's Bicycle Shoe. 

No. 1. Kangaroo, hand sewed $5.00 

No. 2. Kangaroo, hand sewed 3.50 

No. 3. Dongolia, calf 3 .oo 

Men's Base-Ball Shoe. 

No. 1. Kangaroo, hand sewed $7.00 

No. 2. Kangaroo 5.00 

No. 3. Russet, calf 5.00 

Sprint Running. ji 

No. 1. Hand sewed $5.00 $ 

No. 2. Hand sewed 3.00 • ! 

N.B.— If your agent does not keep them, send direct to 
us for measure blank. 

S TRICKLAND & PIERCE, Randolph, Mass. 



A limited quantity of No. 3, at $1.65 net 
No. 4, at $2.40 net. 
Police action here compels our action as above. 
Expressage pre-paid on cash Orders. 

L. B. CRAVES * CO., 

1325 14th Street, N. W., 


Every Wheelman attending League 
Meets should have his cards engraved 
with the League cut thereon, and 
have a first-class card case attached 
to the handle bars and head of his or- 
dinary or safety. 

Send in your order at once and price 
will be forwarded you. Address, 


Cyclists' Card &Pocketbook Co. 

243 Broadway, New York. 

September 5, 1890.] 

I «£f a mo 


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Late Copy received until Wednesday morning. 

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Special Advertising Matter received until Thurs- 
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Editor and Proprietor, 
P. O. Box 444, 243 Broadway, 


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are respectfully requested to examine its con- 
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is convenient, aid in circulating the journal, 
aad extend its influence in the cause which it 
so faithfully serves. Subscription price, $1 per 

HEREAFTER we shall recognize and tabu- 
late two classes of records — those made 
in competition, and those made in trials against 
the watch. For the present, we shall separate 
records made on pneumatic from those made on 
solid tyred wheels. 




Major Charles L. Burdett, of the L. A. W. High- 
way Improvement Committee, "Writes: 
"Your paper improves each week in matter, 

typographic appearance and interest." 

Frank P. Prial, editor of THE WHEEL, has a very- 
able and interesting illustrated article on cycling in the 
last issue of Harper's Weekly. Mr. Prial publishes the 
best cycling journal in the United States, and 
therefore in the world, and knows whereof he 
writes. Not only wheelmen, but the unhappy non- 
riders of the steed of steel will find much to interest 
and entertain them in this latest production of his 
pen. — Town Tattle, Aug. 30, 1890. 

Last week's edition of the New York WHEEL, pub- 
lished by F. P. Prial, is one of the neatest wheeling 
issues that has ever been seen in this country. 


When a woman madly resolves to ride a 
bicycle it behooves her to look well to the 
eternal fitness of things. Pioneers in this recre- 
ation are astounded this Summer at the mar- 
velous get-up of some beginners. In no place 
is a woman more conspicuous than on a wheel, 
and certainly her dress should be a matter of 
some concern ; it is not the place on which to 
spring the freaks of fashion upon an unprepared 
public. Puffed sleeves, voluminous skirts, 
bright stockings, and white potticoats are some 
of the toggery to be ruled out. I saw a young 
lady flying through the park on her "bike," 
and on the breeze fluttered a black lace dress, 
white skirts gloriously trimmed with lace, until 
I felt certain it was an escaped skirt dancer 
temporarily deranged. I recognized her as she 
came my way, a very proper young woman, 
one whom I had recently heard berate Pauline 
Hall for her air of abandon. Pauline, in her 
close-fitting, dark-blue habit, with only the tips 
of her shoes visible, modestly riding her wheel, 
would have been a lesson in decency to this 
same girl. From observation and experience 
I have learned much as to bicycle requirements. 
Gratify your love of display at home or in the 
tennis court, and keep your funeral habilaments 
for the wheel. Black tights will prove exceed- 
ingly satisfactory underwear ; if they crack, and 
they will, dip them in salt water, dry without 
wringing, and the trouble is obliterated. These 
will be sufficient with a heavy dress, but if the 
dress-skirt be light-weight you will need a 
short, scant black petticoat; bifurcated skirts 
will not do at all. You want a skirt without 
superfluous fullness and without a division, so 
that the saddle will hold it and prevent its 
catching in the pedals. Corduroy or broad- 
cloth, in.dark colors or gray, should constitute 
the dress, and made with proper scantness it 
can be long enough to cover the foot without 
becoming entangled in the wheel. If the dress 
is of flannel or other light-weight material, out 
of respect for your sex put weights in the bottom 
at the sides. A waist and sleeves proof against 
the gale are far preferable to a loose skirt. One 
young lady agrees with me to an extreme, and 
her clothes fit her until she resembles a stove- 
pipe. Grace, freedom, and neatness are easily 
attained in dressing for the wheel, and if care- 
less riders could but see themselves with skirts 
flying and sleeves and waists full of wind, they 
would hereafter dress with a care worthy of 
this delightful cause. — Ada Howard, in Chicago 

WHEN asphalt pavement, or other ridable 
pavement, is first introduced into a large 
city, there is a tendency on the part of cyclists 
to ride carelessly and without regard to the 
rights of pedestrians. They shoot along cross 
streets, do not use lamps at night, ride entirely 
too fast, and in other ways harrass, annoy, and 
endanger the lives of people who use the streets. 
The greater part of this carelessness is trace- 
able to boys, to new riders, and to those who hire 
wheels; the more careful riders are the club 

Brooklyn is at present in the first stages of 
the asphalt era, and on certain streets of the 
city of homes, cycling is not looked upon with 
favor. It is easy to suggest a remedy for this 
state of affairs, but it is difficult to apply it. It 
- would be well if dealers would rent wheels only 
to competent riders, if they would display some 
notice requesting the riders to be careful. It 
would also come within the province of club 
men, as a matter of self-interest, to " sit down" 
on reckless riding. 


hours, rest or no rest. The following table will 
show what they did : — 

Miles Elapsed 

traveled. Stops. time. 

Clough 118 ih. 58m. 1211.35m. 

Shurman 123 2I1. 03m. i3h. 05m. 

Connolly 118 not taken. i4h. 15m. 

Deducting the time of the lay-offs, it will 
readily be seen that this party came mside of 
the record by quite a margin, although they did 
not quite reach the goal that they started for. 
Shurman was not in good condition, else he 
would have undoubtedly covered the distance 
inside of 12 hours. 


The "artificiality" of records must often 
strike the intelligent observer of these con- 
stantly recurring phenomena. Your record- 
breaker — nowadays, at all events — is not unlike 
a battue shooter, whose bag depends in great 
measure upon the rapidity with which his ser- 
vants hand him the reloaded guns. The Rider 
Haggard class of hunter, who single-handed 
takes on his three lions, has no such counter- 
part. To break a record, one must have friends 
or employes to lead one, to shelter one from 
Boreas or Zephyr, as the case may be; one 
must have refreshment-bearers and watch- 
holders who shriek "inside" or "outside" in 
tones respectively of exultation or mournful re- 
gret. There is no going for cycling record in 
the " off -your-own-bat " style, and it therefore 
comes as a natural corollary that the system, 
rather than the men, is responsible for the great 
feats of the road and path of to-dajr. We do 
not say that Holbein or Edge, if born ten years 
earlier, would not have pulverized the road 
records of their time as they have those of 
to-day, but we do say, that even granting the 
hypothesis of equally good machines, it must be 
evident that the times could never have ap- 
proached those of to-day. The men of the past 
generation rode purely for honor, and without a 
second thought of the advertisement attaching 
to the machine ridden. With the now existing 
complete union between record and advertise- 
ment, the purest amateur who ever turned up 
the whites of his eyes and waved aside the prof- 
fered guerdon of the manufacturer, could not 
escape from trade influences. The "artificial" 
assistance of the pacemaker is a necessity, and 
unless a would-be long-distance record-breaker 
is rich enough to pay all his own and his pace- 
makers' expenses, his thoughts turn instinctively 
to the makers of the machine which in his own 
pursuit of honor he is about to advertise. We 
don't know that any one is a penny the worse 
if he does convince the makers that a five- 
pound note or two may be judiciously spent in 
railroad tickets and hotel bills. We merely 
point this out as proving the "artificiality" of 
record-breaking. What a man can do on any 
class of cycle by his own unaided exertions in 
this year of grace we do not know. There is 
no record. It is curious when you come to 
think of it. — Wheeling. 

On Sunday, July 7, 1889, W. G. West and 

A. M.Breen, of the Portland Bicycle Club, rode 
from Boston to Portland in 15 hours elapsed 
time — 12 hours actual riding time. J. Harry 
Shurman and M. R. Conolly, of Lynn, and W. 

B. Clough, of Chelsea, attempted to lower this 
record last Sunday and were successful, al- 
though they did not make the distance in 12 
hours actual riding time, as was intended. The 
trio left Boston at 4 a. m. and rode straight 
through to Portsmouth without mishap, but 
they were ten minutes behind their 12 hour 
schedule. At Kittery, Shurman, who was 
ahead, mistook his road and ran down to York 
Beach, two-and-a-half miles off his route. Af- 
ter a long chase he overtook his companions 
and they rode together until within 22 miles 
of Portland, when Shurman was taken with 
cramps in the left leg and he lost ground. 
Clough arrived at Portland at 4:35 p. m., Shur- 
man at 5:05 and Connolly at 6:15. Connolly's 
crank pin became loose on the last half century, 
and, as he was unable to repair it, wheeled as 
best he could under the difficulty. Every one 
of the trio covered the distance inside of 15 


Interest in bowling is already beginning to crop oul 
among the members of the clubs belonging to the 
Wheelmen's Howling League, and from present indi- 
cations the season will be openecLmuoh earlier than 
last year. A meeting of the delegates from the vari- 
ous clubs in the League will shortly be called, ami 
applications from the Manhattan, Riverside ami N.J. 
A. C. Cycling Clubs will be acted upon. The Harlem 
Wheelmen may also apply for membership. The Cit- 
izens' Bicycle Club, wnioh did not win a game last 
season, will not be in the League for this year's tour- 
nament. The advisability of having five men on a 
team is being favorably received by many, as it will 
permit those clubs that have difficulty in securing 
ten good bowlers an oppoi'1 unity to join, and the games 
can be rolled off with much greater rapidity, 

According to the Boston Herald, there is a pro 
on fool among the wheelmen o\ Springfield to revive 
the spoil of cycling in that city, and, if possible, a 
the Springfield tournament once more the event > 
Massachusetts cycling world. The gentlemen mo ) 
Interested in the scheme, prominent business men and 
wheelmen, are considering the advisability of organ- 
izing a stock company with a capital of $10,000, 
which will be divided into too shares. 
share, 10 lease and maintain in good COndit 
large tract of land containing a bicycle I 
(three laps to the mile), baseball and 
in addition to grounds for the games of tennis, 
quel, and a track lor foot-races, A meeting will be 
held some time during the present week, and it suffi- 
cient interest is manifested, a ten vc 

grounds will be secured, and preparation for th< 

[jig of « gigantic tournament early in 1891 \n ill ■" once 
be commenced. 


[Vol. VI., No 2. 


There is but one Hartford, and "Jo " Goodman 

Hartford swung into line after Springfield. Spring- 
field is a memory, its track weed-grown ; l.ynn's su- 
|K-rb third-mile track lias gone the way ol the neg- 
, Rosevilte perished very early in its life, like a 
tender plant ; but Hartford still flaunts the banner as 
the premier race-meet town in the country. 

Hut it must soon divide honors. Peoria will push it 

this year, and there is no reason why Buffalo, 

Rochester, New Haven and Providence 

1 not hold •Hartford'' meets next year. The 
rumored revival of Springfield's famous path should 
gtve us another really first-class meet next year. 

The Hartford tournaments were established by the 
Connecticut Bicycle Club, and the big managers of 
were Bclden, Terry, Way, Huntington, Day, 
and " many others." From the very start Hartford 
meets were models of their kind— the track always 
the weathereisually satisfactory, the track kept 
clear, the timing accurate ; in fact, everything that 
could bring perfection and universal satisfaction 
1 to have been thought of by the committee. 
for the last few years since 1887, we believe— the 
meets have been managed by the Hartford Wheel 
Club. At the time this club took charge of the meets. 
the Connecticut Club retiring voluntarily on its 
laurels and surplus, the Hartford Club played second 
ti Idle to their neighbors, and not a promising tune at 
that. But as the Hartford Club grew older, the inem- 
acquired age, experience, and solidity— things 
.in hardly escape, though the last quality does 
sometimes give us the go-by — and the first meet they 
handled was up to the high standard established by 
i.necticut Club. 
In the succeeding meets the club constantly intro- 
: new features, until we find the 1890 me 
tly carried out that there is scarcely room for 
Some of the details of the Hartford meet worthy the 
attention of other meet committees are as follows: 
selected for work, not ornament ; the 
timers are experienced, and three men clock each of 
the fractional distances, which are marked out with 
sightable poles; the umpires are mounted on wheels, 
ire thus better able to watch the big turns; the 
stan.l is outside the track ; printed score sheets 
te, and after each race a copy of 
.ird is sent over to the press stand ; a tele- 
phone the press and judges' stands, and any 
additional points the reporters want are sen' over in 
this way ; the results are announced to the audience 
irge printed figures which are slipped into 
after each race on the face of the judges' 
:;tain the nanus of the first 
three men, the times of the first two, the 
itch man in a handicap, and the 

1 s soon 

• 1 ack of all 

butthelhr luring the afternoon "fiss"and 

applied free to the officials, and this 

..ike them man ther, by strictly 

mentioned, the Hartford meet is 
ran through 1 as easily as mng. 

. due to 

run on thi 

Oak I'ark. the nark 

own and reached by 




r the 

k, the 

not run so high 



-id Arthui 

I I lull 

was a 

and » private ch« 

The Pope Mfg. Co. held a reception at their factory 

on Tuesday morning, 18 1 cyclists passing into their 
little world of bicycle-making machinery. There 
were present as a reception committee Colonel Pope, 

CharUs K. Pratt. George 11. Day, P. E. Bclden, B. w. 
Pope, K. W. Htckok. and Art. Taylor. The main 
building of the factory is being raised another story. 
and a number of other factory buildings nre being 

The officers of the meet were : Referee ChaS 5. 

Davol. fudges- W. H. Emery, S A. Miles and Major 

L. Burdette. Timers C. T. Stuart, J. H. Parker 

and 11 S. Goff, all of Hartford, starters George M 

Hendee and Art. Taylor Clerk of Course 11. 11. 
Chapman, Hartford Wheel Club. 

1. C. R. Brewer, Hartford ; time, ;in. 7'.s. 
II. S. Wiegand, New York; time, am. iu!4s. 

3. W. P. Miller, Brooklyn. 

The fractional times were: Quarter, 46m.; half, im. 
35s. three-quarters, am. .-i\s.; mile, jni 

unk mill SAFETY, novices. 

1. C. E. Stednian, Hartford ; time, jm. 13 1-5S. 

2. B. C. Fowler. Hartford; time, mi. 14 

I) A Ross, Mittineague, Mass.: K. J. Clemmons, 

Hartford; John Ilalton. Hartford; A I let J raff, 
This race was very slow, the first half occupying 
im. 4t'_s. Shortly after the men started off. both Dal- 
ton and Fowler fell. 

1. H. B. Arnold, New Britain ; time, in 
.. C. 1.. Sage, Hartford ; time, JUL 
;. F. F. Ives, Meriden. 

4. Win. Howe, Birmingham, Conn. 


Arnold was known to be a good one, but it surprised 
the talent that Ives could get no better than third 
place. The limes were: Quarter, 6o',s.; half, im. 
: three-quarters, 2m. 36 ■..s.; mile, 3m. 


1. P. J. Berlo, M. A. C, and C. E. Kluge, N. Y. A. C; 
time, 2m. 

3. D. C. Shea and Wm. Harding, Hartford ; time, 2m. 


. A M. Beers and H. D. Hutchins. Everett, Mass. 
Berlo and Kluge made a fine team, coming away 
easily on the last quarter, and winning by several 
lengths. The times were: Quarter, 51^6.; naif, 1111. 
36s.; three-quarters, 2m. 20s.; mile, 2m. sij^s.; th< 
quarter being ridden in 31 Ms., which is comparable 
with any piece of sprint work accomplished at any of 
the Eastern tournaments. 


1. A. B. Rich, N. \ ■ York ; time, 33 1-5S. 

2. H. A. Githens, Chicago; time, 15 2-55. 

,. W. I. Wilhelm. Reading. 

4. N 11. Van Sicklen, Chicago. 

s. S. W. Merrihew, A. C. S. N., Philadelphia. 
1 W. Van Wagoner, Newport. 

1. B. C. Anthony, M. A. C, Taunton ; time, 32 3-5S. 

a. W. S. Campbell, X. Y. A. C, New York ;' time. 

33 '- 
. 1. I.. Clarke, N Y A I . New York. 
I >■ spite the fact that there was a strong wind blow- 
ing at the backs of the riders this time seems phenom- 
enally fast. It is worthy of note that when tins 
was about to start, a boy came Into flu- ill 
with refreshments for the offii I contusion 

created by his entrance and the handing round 
freshments, momentarily caused the timers to relapse 
that admirable precision which they dis; 
throughout the afternoon. It is the ] ic'f of 

flu- writer, that they were not ready When the pistol 

t the report rather than the Hash. 
The difference in tuning between the report and the 

flash, the men being about a quarter Ol a mile away. 

would be about Is. Our opinion is further 

• 1 out by the fact that a gentleman in the Jtl 

timing ability we have implicit re- 
in at 111 exactly 1 1- , Bet omls more than 

the official iini' 1 cum- 

nthony fin- 
ished third and Campbell fourth, in the final 

which was ridden in the comparatively slow til 

In this heat I.umsden k 

:ii dropped out. 


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1. H. A. Githens, Chicago, 100 yards; time, 5111. 31 1-5S. 
>. Penner, Millbury, Bo yards ; time, 5m. 32 2-5S. 

W. I Wilhelm, Reading, 140 yards. 
. I W. Robertson. Taunton, its yards. 

s W. Merrihew. A.C S. N . Philadelphia, 150 yards. 

11. B. Winship, Chicago, So yards. 

Wm. Schumacher, B. A C, New York, 14. yards. 

W T. Miller, Brooklyn, 225 yards 
II. Wood, Hartford, 180 yards. 
... A 1'. Howe. Derby, 175 yards. 
. A. C. Lawrence, B. Berlin, 225 yards, 
o. B. F. McDaniel, Wilmington, 20 yards, 
o. J. Van Benschoten, l'oughkeepsie. 150 yards. 

0. E. Van Benschoten, Poughkeepsie, 190 yards. 


1. P. J. Ber ton; time, 2m. 42 4-5S. 

2. Hoyland Smith. N. Y. A. C, New Bedford ; time, 
2m. 43 [-sB. 

Win. Schumacher. B. A. C, V •■■ \ ork. 

4. F.J. Fanning, Chicago. 

5. H. D. Hutchins, Maiden. 
!. Willis. N. Y. A. C, London. 

o. J. A. Allgaier. Reading. 

he fractional times were : Quarter, 4o'^s. ; half, nil 
22 4-5S.; three-quarters, 2m. 4s.; mile, 2m. 42 4-5S. 


1. A. B. I.umsden, Chicago; time, .111 ; . 

2. A. B. Rich, N. Y. A 1 . New York ; time, .111. 4 

I Anthony, M. A. C. Taunton. 
4. L. L. Clarke, "N. Y. A. C, New York. 
W. 1. Wilhelm, Reading. 

Clarke rushed to the front with the intention of se- 
curing the special prize for doing the first ouarter in 
less than 40 seconds. This Clarke did, riding it in 
39 1-5S. He led to the half, doing mi. njfa., and then 
died away, leaving the others to reach the three-quar- 
ter with am. i2^s.; the last quarter being ridden in 


New York Athletic Club, n points. 

Chicago Cycle Club, 10 points. 

The men finished as follow s 
1. A. B. Rich; time, 3111. ',s. 
.-. A. B. Lumsden. 

,. W. S. Campbell. 

4. N. H. Van Sicklen. 

5. H. A. Githens. 

6. 1.. L. Clarke. 

The times were : Quarter, 53S.; half, im. 41s.; three- 
quarters. .111. .;',s.; mile, 3m. )^S.; the last quarter 
being ridden in y>%&. 


1, H. B. Arnold, New Meriden ; time, 3m. 4-58. 

i ! Sage, Hartford; time, mi. 1 1-5&. 
;. F. F. Ives. Meriden. 
1 C. A. Wood, Hartford. 
The fractional times were : Quarter, 5<>i,'s.; half, im. 

41s.; three-quarters, .m. 28s. : mile, 3m. 4-,s., the last 

quarter being ridden in 32 4-^s. This event was con- 
tested early in the afternoon, but on account of the 
men not beating the time limit, the referee ordered it 
to be run over again, with the above result. 


Early in the afternoon Laurie made an attempt to 

r.erlo's record trial of 2111. i^s. He tried without 
■i.ikers, and failed bj ids His times 

were: Quarter, 4o',s.; half, im. soKa.; three-quarters, 
Later in the day he came 

out with pacemakers, and BUI i ceded in beating the 
record by s. mis, his times being as follows 


rter 40s 

Half im. ras 398. 

Three-quarters. . im. 58s 39s. 

2m. 32 4-5S 4 4-5S. 

The last half was ridden in im. 13 4-,s . a wonderful 
rmance considering that the wind interfi 
with him for joo yards of the distance. 

1 1 I SDAY, SEP! 1 
The weather of Tuesday was more beautiful than 
inday bright, sunny, crisp, not too warm, 

with the wind a trifle strong for the spectators, l.ut 
blowing a gale on the third quarter of the mile i In tut, 
and naturally slowing up the riders. The crowd fell 
away to a 1 I IT0 thousand, but the i lab wen 

on velvet, and this falling off did not throw a damper 
on the : 

Boms excellent sport was shown during the .. 
noon. Had the track been in better shape, and the 
Wind not so strong, we should have had a new table of 

t was, the i II oon- 

Kuring f n IV J Bel Us trial on 

ifety in .in just thi 'a mm ond 

OUtSidS the sob : the 

1 I K i.. a fine pcr- 

cratch, rl . the 

i In the heat of the safety 

hand: on his pie i.itch 

ring the afterniMin Lumsden rode a 

"gainst the watch m im, 13 t-sa., foar-Afthi 

also gave an exhibi- 
tion mile to beat his re. Old of .r 
A summary of the event* i* as follows: 

• i i II (NDII M-. HI Ms, llKs| IIIHI I 

1 nun mi \ 1 

1 1 -5s. 

\ A. < . • yai -i;s. 

I Hal tford, 17J ya: 

September 5, 1890. J 


4. F. A. Wallace, Lynnfield, Mass., 90 yards. 

5. E. C. Stedman, Hartford, 160 yards. 

6. Fidel Bubser, Hartford, 175 yards. 

7. F. J. Fanning, Chicago, too yards. 

8. H. E. Laurie, London, scratch. 

The first five men pushed well up ; the others were 
distanced. Laurie, making his own pace all the way, 
rode in: Quarter, 40J4S.; half, im. 21 2-5S.; three-quar- 
ters, 2m. 5j^s.; mile, 2m. 40KS. 


1. W. Harding, Hartford, 100 yards ; time, 2m. 43 3-5S. 

2. W. Schumacher, Berkeley A. C, 90 yards; time, 

2m. 43 4-5S. 

3. C. S. Fox, Bridgeport, 150 yards. 

4. P. J. Berlo, South Boston, scratch. 

5. Hoyland Smith, New York A. C, scratch. 

6. Geo. K. Barrett, Chicago, 60 yards. 

7. A. De Graaf, Poughkeepsie, 130 yards. 

o. B. F. McDaniel, Wilmington, Del., 150 yards. 

0. E. J. Clemmons, Hartford, 175 yards. 

Berlo's times were: Quarter, 4oJ^s.; half, im. 24}^.; 
three-quarters, 2m. nj^s.; mile, 2m. 46 2-5S. 


1. C. L. Fox, 100 yards ; time, 2m. 38 4-5S. 

2. C. E. Kluge, scratch ; time, 2m. 39s. 

3. E. C. Fowler, 120 yards. 

4. W. Schumacher, 50 yards. 

5. Mont. Scott, 60 yards. 

6. W. Harding, 70 yards. 

The handicap, being permitted by the conditions of 
the race to allot new starts, made a fine contest, the 
men rushing across the tape bunched. Kluge's times 
were as follows: Quarter, 39s.; half, im. 2o I ^s. ; three- 
quarters, 2m. 3 1-5S.; mile, 2m. 39s. Previous record in 
competition, 2m. 41 %s. 



1. C. L. Sage, Hartford, 130 yards ; time, 2m. 34 2-5S. 

2. S. W. Merrihew, A. C. S. N., Philadelphia, 140 yards. 

3. A. F. Howe, Derby, 150 yards. 

4. J. W. Robertson, Taunton, 100 yards. 

5. H. B. Winship, Chicago, 50 yards. 

6. W. S. Campbell, N. Y. A. C, scratch. 

7. E. C. Anthony, M. A. C, Taunton, scratch. 

8. H. A. Githens, Chicago, 40 yards. 

9. H. S. Wiegand, New York, 125 yards. 

Anthony and Campbell started from scratch, and 
the New York Athletic Club man had the pleasure of 
beating the Taunton man by a few yards. Campbell's 
time was : Quarter, 45 2-5S.; half, im. 28 2-5S.; three- 
quarters, 2m. 12 4-5S.; mile, 2m. 46 1-5S. The- last quar- 
ter was ridden in 34s. 


1. A. B. Rich, N. Y. A. C, New York, 30 yards ; time, 

2m. 43 2-5S. 

2. J. Van Benschoten, Poughkeepsie, 150 yards ; time, 

2m. 44 1-5S. 

3. N. H. Van Sicklen, Chicago, 50 yards. 

4. L. L. Clarke, N. Y. A. C, New York, 75 yards. 

5. C. A. Fenner, Millbury, 50 yards. 

6. F. F. Ives, N. Y. A. C, Meriden, 70 yards. 

7. G. H. Wood, Hartford, 150 yards. 

8. W. T. Miller, Brooklyn, N. Y., 200 yards. 

Rich rode a great handicap race, and proved on this 
occasion, as he did before he temporarily retired from 
the path, that he is one of the best handicap riders in 
the country, the time, considering the wind, being re- 
markably fast. Rich's fractional times were : Quar- 
ter, 37K s -i half, im. 21s.; three-quarters, 2m. 8 4-5S. ; 
mile, 2m. 43s 3-5S. 


1. S. W. Merrihew, 80 yards ; time, 2m. 39 3-5S. 

2. J. Van Benschoten, Poughkeepsie, 125 yards ; time, 

2m. 42 4-5S. 

3. A. B. Rich, N. Y. A. C, scratch ; time, 2m. 43 3-5S. 

4. C. L. Sage, 70 yards. 

5. A. F. Howe, 130 yards. 

6. N. H. Van Sicklen, Chicago, 30 yards. 

At the pistol-fire Van Sicklen got out the pace, with 
Rich trailing on behind. Rich's plan was to hang to 
Van Sicklen's little wheel, and let the former carry 
him through the wind ; but going down the back- 
stretch Van Sicklen slowed up, and Rich hung to him 
too long. Had he started out after the half mile he 
would have won the handicap, and ridden the greatest 
race of the year thus far. His times were : Quarter, 
38 1-5S. ; half, im. 22 1-5S.; three-quarters, 2m. 9s.; mile, 
2m. 43 3-5S. Last quarter, 33 4-5S. 


1. D. C. Shea and Wm. Harding, Hartford ; time, 3m. 

6 2-5S. 

2. C. L. Sage and C. H. Wood, Hartford ; time, 3m. 7s. 
Shea and Harding made the following times : quar- 
ter, 52s.; half, im. 42s.; three-quarters, 2m. 32s.; mile, 
3m. 6 2-5S.; last quarter, 34 2-5S. 


1. E. C. Anthony, Taunton, 7 points. 

2. W. Van Wagoner, Newport, 6 points. 

3. H. B. Winship, Chicago, 3 points, 
o. W. S. Campbell, N. Y. A. C. 

o. W. I. Wilhelm, Reading, Pa. 

o. H. A. Githens. Chicago. 

o. F. F. Ives, N. Y. A. C, Meriden. 

0. L. L. Clarke, N. Y. A. C, New York. 

Anthony led at the mile in 3m. 10 1-5S., doing the last 
quarter in 34 1-5S. Anthony also led at the two miles 
in 7m. 3-5S. In the last ten feet Van Wagoner passed 
him, and finished first in 10m. 6 2-5S. 


1. E. J. Willis. N. Y. A. C, London ; time, 6m. 16 2-58. 

2. H. D. Hutchins, Maiden, Mass.; time, 6m. 17 2-5S. 

3. F. J. Fanning, Chicago. 

o. Fred A. Wallace, Lynnfield, Mass. 

o. Fidel Bubser, Hartford, 

o. E. C. Fowler, Hartford. 

0. J. Van Benschoten, Poughkeepsie. 

Willis was able to win easily by the use of his pneu- 
matic tyre. 


1. H. A. Githens, Chicago; time, 2m. 54 4-5S. 

2. C. L. Sage, Hartford ; time, am. 56s. 

3. S. W. Merrihew, A. C. S. N, Philadelphia, 

4. C. A. Fenner, Millbury. 

0. J. Van Benschoten, Poughkeepsie. 

The fractional times of the mile were : Quarter, 
483-5S. ; half, im. 25 2-5S. ; three-quarters, 2m. 20 4-5S. ; 
mile, 2m. 544-5S.; the last quarter being ridden in 34 


1. A. M. Beers and A. D. Hutchins, Maiden, 90 yards ; 

time, 2m. 31 4-5S. 

2. D. C. Shea and Wm. Harding, Hartford, 90 yards ; 

time, 2m. 32 1-5S. 

3. H. Smith, M. A. C, and C. E. Kluge, N. Y. A. C, 

scratch ; time, 2m. 37 4-5S. 

4. C. L. Sage and C. H. Wood, Hartford, 130 yards. 

In this race Smith and Kluge, presenting a queer 
contrast by the way, one weighing at least fifty pounds 
more than the other, started to beat the record in 
competition, which stands at 2m. 37s., but they failed 
by 4-5S. Their times were : Quarter, 393-5S. ; half, im. 
18 4-5S. ; three-quarters, 2m. 4-5S.; mile, 2m. 37 4-5S. 


1. F. A. Wallace, Lynnfield, Mass.; time, 2m. 59 4-5S. 

2. E. J. Willis, N. Y. A. C, London ; time, 3m. 4-5S. 

3. F. J. Fanning, Chicago. 

4. J. Van Benschoten, Poughkeepsie. 

5. E. C. Fowler, Hartford. 

6. A. DeGroff, Poughkeepsie. 

7. D. A. Ross, Mittineague. 

Willis led until near the tape, when Wallace passed 
him and went over the line. The fractional times 
were: One-quarter, 50m. 4-5S.; one-half, im. 40 2-5S.; 
three-quarters, 2m. 25 2-5S.; mile, 2m. 59 4-5S. Last 
quarter, 34 2-5S. 


1. B. F. McDaniel, Wilmington ; time, 3m. 4 2-5S. 

2. J. Van Benschoten, Poughkeepsie ; time, 3m. 5s. 


1. Mont. Scott, Providence ; time, 2m. 53 1-5S. 

2. D. A. Ross, Mittineague, Conn.; time, 2m. 54 3-5S. 

During the afternoon Berlo came out with the pace- 
makers to have a try at his own record of 2m. 36 3-5S., 
made at Hartford on August 15, 1890. Berlo scored a 
record against the watch at three-quarters of a mile, 
but failed at the mile by 3-5 of a second. His times 
were: One-quarter, 38m. 3-5S.; one-half, im. 17 1-5S.; 
three-quarters, im. 58 2-5S. ; mile, 2m. 36 3-5S. 


Lumsden, paced by Githens and Winship, rode a 
half in im. 13 4-5S., doing the first quarter in 38s. The 
record stands at im. 12 4-5S. 


The Fall meet of the Maine Division was held at 
Portland September 1. The races in the afternoon 
were witnessed by a large crowd, and in the evening 
a banquet was held. The events resulted as follows : 

One Mile Tandem— One entry, Robson and mate, 
Salem, time 3m. 7^s. 

One Mile State Championship, Ordinary— Won 
by H. B. Hallock, of Waterville, in 3m. 15s. 

BOYS' Race— Won by John O'Hara, of Portland (one- 
half mile), in 2m. 8s. 

Two Mile State Championship, Safety— Won by 
Warren J. West, of Portland, in 3m. 7s. 

Three Mile Open, Ordinary— Won by Frank M. 
Brown, of Portland, in iotn. 7s. 

One Mile Open, Safety— Won by Robson, of Sa- 
lem, in ?m. 8s. 

One Hundred yards Slow Race— Won by H. B. 
Hallock, of Waterville, in 4m. 4oJ^s. 

One-half Mile Novice, Safety— Won by B. J. 
Whitney, of Portland, in im. 33s. 

One-half Mile Novice, Ordinary— Won by Frank 
M. Brown, of Portland, in im. 30s. 

One-quarter Mile Dash— Won by Warren G. West, 
of Portland, in 42j/£s. 

Consolation Race— Won by Lawrence, of Bidde- 
ford (half mile), in im. 36J4S. 


Charles Courtney, of Highlandville, won the mile 
bicycle race in the Labor Day sports at South Fram- 
ingham, Mass. 

Messrs. Gilbert, Calkins and White, of the Elizabeth 
Wheelmen, have formed a co-partnership for the man- 
ufacture of an enamel invented by Mr. White. 

The town commissioners of Cambridge, Md., have 
decided to impose a tax upon bicycles. 

The Sctramacher & Schoefer Cycle Co., Limited, 
opened a bicycle school Sept. 1, at Bedford Ave. and 
Pacific Street, Brooklyn, occupying a building three- 
quarters of a block in length. It is lighted by elec- 
tricity, and is open from early in the morning until 
late at night. Professor Louis People, who has gained 
considerable reputation in Brooklyn as a bicycle in- 
structor, has charge of the enterprise. 

The Manhattan Bicycle Club will run to Massapequa, 
L. I., the coming Sunday, instead of to Fort Schuyler. 
The club picnic has been postponed until September 21. 

A fine track of screened gravel with a clay surface 
is now being put down at the Birmingham, Ala., Pair 
grounds for the three days' bicycle races, October 23, 
24 and 25. It is'proposed to make the meet the largest 
of its kind ever held in the South. It Is under the 
management of Loui Hart, the present holder of the 
one mile State championship. 

Another new club lias just been formed at Rochester, 
N. Y., which will be known as the Pathfinders. The 
officers are : President, Miss Minnie Weed ; vice- 
president, Miss Mary Tiler; secretary, Miss 1. C. 
O'Shea, treasurer, Miss Ella Cross. 

Frank Spooner, of the Lincoln Cycling Club, Chi- 
cago, made a twenty-four hour record of 30a miles on 
Saturday last. The course was from Madison on 
Ashland Avenue to Twelfth Street, ami then on to 
Ogden Avenue ami back, Spooner broke Bert Myer's 
record of 289 miles over this course, as well ;is the 
Century record, making the first 100 miles in oh. 32m. 
The record was 6h. 43m. He was in the saddle jij^h. 

The South End Wheelmen have arranged the fol- 
lowing programme of events for their tournament, at 
Brotherhood Park, on September 20th : 

One-mile safety, novice, club ; one mile safety, 
novice, open ;_ one mile ordinary, open ; five mile 
safety championship, club ; two mile tandem, open 
to A. C. C. clubs ; one-mile ordinary, handicap; club, 
one mile safety, handicap, open; one mile ordinary, 
handicap, open ; one mile safety, handicap, club ; 
one mile ordinary, 3.10 class open; one mile safety, 
3.20 class, open ; two mile safety ; open. The one 
mile club championship of the Frankford Club will 
also be run. Entries may be sent to Captain Dimon, 
1726 South Broad Street. 

There is some talk of building another race track at 
Philadelphia, of more than ordinary merit. 

The race for the Tryon cup will take place next week, 
Wednesday, and the various teams are training hard 
for the contest. 

There were very nearly a dozen members repre- 
senting the Fairmount Ladies Cyclers at Niagara. 

H. E. Dauzenbaker, of the Park Avenue Wheelmen, 
Philadelphia, has patented an improved safety bicycle 
which is much admired by all who have seen it. 

A party of Century wheelmen started out for a tour 
through Canada, immediately after the ending of the 
Niagara meet. 

An enthusiastic Detroit wheelman at Niagara 
crawled out and planted a flag containing " L. A. W. 
Meet, 1891, Detroit," on a rock at the top of Horseshoe 

The one mile ordinary race run at Franklin, Mass., 
September 2, was won by Bert Hedges, in 3m. 27s. 
M. Scott was first in the mile safety in 3m. 28s. 

A. H. Heilborn and Thomas Richards made an 
attempt to swim a mile, run a mile, walk a mile and 
ride a bicycle a mile, inside of one hour. Heilborn 
accomplished the feat in 54m., 9 3-5S. and Richards in 
54m., 15s. ; first prize, gold watch ; second, silver 
medal. , 

We have received a telegram from Peoria announ- 
cing that pneumatic-tyred wheels will be barred from 
competition in the tournament to be held September 
12 and 13. The unpleasantness at some of the recent 
Eastern meets, caused by the inflated tyre, is un- 
doubtedly responsible for this prompt action. 

The Harlem Wheelmen will hold a two mile novice 
scratch and a ten mile road race October 4. On 
Election Day, November 4, the club championship ten 
mile road race will be run. The prize is a silver cup, 
which is to be competed for three times before be- 
coming the property of the winner. 

The Brooklyn Bicycle Club will have a run to Bath 
Beach to-morrow afternoon, and on Sunday they will 
ride to Tarrytown. 

The Manhattan Bicycle Club will enjoy their picnic 
run to Fort Schuyler to-morrow. Boating, swimming, 
baseball and other sports will be indulged in. 

On Saturday, September 27, the Brooklyn Bicycle 
Club will hold their ten mile handicap road race over 
the Irvington-Milburn course. Fred. Coningsby will 
be one of the contestants. 

The Hillside Bicycle Club is now known as the 
Gotham Wheelmen. The club has about sixty names 
on its roll and is looking around for new quarters. 

The one mile road race between Messrs. Rough and 
Wright of the Harlem Wheelmen did not come off on 
Saturday last, as announced, owing to the non-appear- 
ance of Rough. The two riders will try conclusions 
at a date not as yet decided upon. 

The Business Men's Cycle League of Newark has a 
membership of about eighty-five. At a recent meeting 
the League colors were adopted. 

The Park Board announce that the mounted police- 
men in Central Park are to have their uniforms 
changed, and in the future they will wear knee 
breeches and high boots. 

The Century Wheelmen of Philadelphia have issued 
a small club journal which is known as the Bazoo. 

The business meeting of the Pennsylvania Division, 
to have taken place at Williamsport, August 4, was 
postponed on account of the inability of a number of 
the members to attend. The meeting will be called at 
Reading, September 20. 

Wilhelm has ridden in excellent shape at some of 
the recent race meets, while Taxis has shown up 
poorly. The match race between these two racers, to 
occur to-morrow, has excited much interest. 

Zimmerman and Bowman, the N. J. A. C. men, 
made a most creditable showing "at Rochester. 
Niagara and Syracuse, and they will bring back with 
them quite a collection of prizes. 

The Lakeview Wheelmen of Rochester, captured 
the handsome $150 trophy offered to the largest uni- 
formed club in line at the New York State Division 
meet at Syracuse Saturday last. Upon their return 

to Rochester, they were met by their friends and a 

full military band, and paraded through the principal 

streets. At the club-house in the evening a supper 
was served. 

Fourteen members ol the Lynn Wheel Club started 
for Portland, Me., on Saturday last. They arrived in 

Portsmouth, N. 11, in the evening, where they re- 
mained over night, and in the morning continued on 

their journey, arriving at their destination at 5.30 p. 
m. They were met at Biddeford by the Portland Bi- 
cycle Club. The Lynn riders participated in the 

Maine Division's parade on Monday, and took in the 
races and banquet. They returned on the evening 
boat for Boston, and speak Itighh ol the hospitality 
of the wheelmen of the Tine Tree State. 


[Vol. VI., No. 2. 



Club and the Buffalo Ramblers 

>ver the re- 

'. tournament, held .it the Buffalo 

th. The tonrnament 

- tnrday afternoons, but the all Friday morn- 

! shape that it « 

- turday 

mmenced promptly at 10 


■ commeno ind was finished 

tion, the men did not 

■rt of the afternoon 

of the 11. IB track is a half 

1 the mile running traek. It was 

illy for exercising the horses. It has 

• 1 corners, ami I 

:i this year. 

1 thin Hartford's path. The clubs were corn- 
er their twi ■ . and it is 
they lost money on their tournament; 
■.t they have not lost heart, 
Buffalo will swing into line next year. The 
able, being damp and cold, with 
blowing all day, making the riders 
work hon I ie wind. 


Mui 11. for Road WHee i s 
hrst ; (.. Spitzmiller, 
ond. Tim< 
inary, Handicap Nineteen entered, 

' ter. A. A. Ziin- 
V I A. C . hrst ; J. K. lla/elton, 

lub, I'hila Time, 


. Handicap Open to members 

■ Three men started. B. C. 

Hinckley, . ■• yards, 

Brinker, scratch, third. Brinker had 

1, but remounti 


: . Murphy, N. v. A. C, 

Stendts, Buffalo Ramblers, 

irdinary, Lap Ra< e, Open G. w. 

'.. A. 
. V. A. 
third. Tim 

Mil 1 < »KM\ \H\ .1)1 

. W. F. 

W, J. Wil- 

Mil \i'. i or Rambli rs' Cham- 

• spitzmiller, firsl . P. K. Fulermon 
third. Tin. 

\ C, 

id Time, 

Won by 



1 until the 

1 111,. \ I 1. I o 




1. W. P. Gassier. Ir., N. Y. A. C, tim 
M. Brinker, Bufl .luster, X. Y. 

I w 1 Mil I BICYCI B, OPEN. 

1. A. A Zimmerman, X. I. A. C , time, irn 

\V. 1. Wilhelm, 1: 


1. 1. K. Hazleton. Century, Philadelphia, time, mi. 
•.. A. Hanker. Pittsburg, Pa,; . W 1) I'.ank- 
1 A C.j «, W. I'. Murphy, X Y 


I MiKK. 

i, W. I. Vogh, Buffalo, time, mi. |6&8.; a, B. Van 
. [. Healy, Buffalo : i. I. Penseyres, 
Buffalo: ?, J. C. Scheu, Buffalo; ■ . II. M ! 
agara Pans. 

I WO MILE BICYI 1 I . "11 N 

• . A A Zimmerman, X. I. A. C; time, 6m 
.. w. \V. Taxis. Philadelphia A. C. S. N . C M. 

.Murphy. X V A. C. 4. W. I. Wilhelm, Reading. Pa. 


i, 1' M. Hrinker, Buffalo; time, 3m. 15s. 2, \V. (.. 
Schack, Buffalo. 


1, I, I. Kane, Buffalo; time. -.111. 4E SpitS- 

miiler, Buffalo. 3. J. B. MiUey, Buffalo. 


1. W. I. Wilhelm. Reading, Pa.; time, 2m. 55^s. 
A. Zimmerman, X. I. A. C. t. W. 1'. Murjiliv, X. Y. 
A. C. 4. C. M. Murphy, X. V. A C. 


A. Banker, Pittsburg, Pa., ..• points. .•, W. 1). 
Banker. X. Y. A. C, n points. •„ \V. F. Gassier, Jr., 
X. Y. A. ('.. 7 points. Time, 

i. Brinker and MiUey, time, am. 49s. a, Kane and 



The illuminated bicycle parade on Thursday night 
was a decided BUCCeSS. It discounted the one at 
ara Tails. The parade formed shortly after 8 o'clock 
at the Circle, and was headed by 1). H. Lewis, of the 
Ramblers, J. X. Weig, of the Zigzags, anil R. B. Hoff 
man, of the Buffalos. Chief Consul W. S. Bull acted 
as Grand Marshal, and was followed by his staff and 
members of the Ladies' Wheel Club,' captain, 
Miss Bmma Rummcll. The buglers were W. K. 
Hearne, A. C. Richardson and W. 11. Butler; adju- 
tant. George |. Hearne: aides. Warren Sherk, (1 

Reed, Robert" Wallace. W. 11. Newell. Dr. B. L. i.ager. 
Joseph Kane. I". M. Brinker and F. C. Barlh. 

Capt C W. Adams led the Buffalo Club and had 

over 1 .1 men in line, including a •'patent" kazoo band. 

ut 150 Ramblers rode after Captain Prank 

Zigzags hugged the back wheel of 

Captain W. 11. Holdcn's machine. The clubs were in 

the following order: Wanderers' Bicycle Club iCao- 

tiin B. G Bicycle Club (Captain W. 

H.'Lampman), Doctors' Bicycle Club (Captain Dr. W. 

I I'.e kwood), Roamers' Bicycle Club (Captain Will- 
Bicycle Club (Captain Johnson); 
Columbia I lub (Captain Charles' Coehn): 

Travi • le Club (Captain William I. Beier); 

1, City Bicycle Club (( aptain A. L. Benedict); 

koax Bicycle Club (Captain Wall 

irn the Circle to Prospi 

which was beautifully illuminated with Chinese 
with bunting a! 

I ' line tile p 

their way to 1 oorgia Street, and thence to Chippewa. 

on Park, again I 
then to North, to Richmond, to Bryant, to Main, to 
Chippewa, t" Delaware, where it disbanded. 

On Priday evening the Buffalo Clul 
don, win. , heelmen in town, 

"Doc." Butler and 1 doing the bon- 

Lffalo Club was 1 

illuminate, 1.. m urnished In the] 

rved in th 11m, 

11 to visit- 
ing u ie Buffalo CIub-1 irday, 
ick, p. m. 

1 )n Satin it the 

Rami Mouse, during which the j 

I III in mmii I. Mil I ROAD H \' 1 

ur o'clock in t 

..I the Inn W hi. h 




to his tent in a blaze of glory, which, no doubt, repaid 
him for his great effort in the hundred mile race judg- 
ing by the million dollar smile on his lace. McDaniel 
also had enough life left to sprint around the last 
quarter, and he also came in for an ovation as .l proper 
reward for his plucky ride. The record is »1 
made by McDaniel on the Lancaster Pike, but Van 
Wagoner's performance is far better than the record, 
being made straightaway. 


At the October meeting of the Xew York Club, 
about twenty-live resignations will be sent in and the 
number may reach thirty. The men who are resign- 
ing are joining the Citizens' Club, the initiation fee 
being waived. It is lair to state that the "Cits." 
were approached by the New York Club men. and 
that they made no effort to get the members of the 
New York Club. 

The members who are leaving are the active and 
younger members of the club. The exodus is 1 
upon personal feeling among a few of the members, 
and on the fact that the older members of the club 
have repeatedly elected their own Board and have 
not recognized the claims of the men who are resign- 
ing. It is true that these men should have been rec- 
ognized, as they represented a strong minority. The 
Xew York Club is receiving numbers of new members 
each month, and the large defection of members will 
not cause more than a ripple in its club life. 

The generosity and enterprise of the Pope Mfg. Co. 
in offering $100 reward for the return of any stolen Co- 
lumbia wheel and detection of the thief, is worthy of 
commendation. The first claim was made by Mr. 
O'Neill, of Norfolk. \'a„ an.', the second by Mr. H. I". 
Acker, of Pittsburg, Pa., who were both instrument- 
al in having two bicycle thieves captured on different 
occasions, as described in recent issues of THE 
Wheel. The Pope Co.'s advertisement, on tin 

•I this number, will prove interesting reading. 

The Louisiana Cycling Club's new house was form- 
ally opened by the largest smoker ever held in the 
South, on Augu I being at) 

it. The programme for the evening's entertain- 
ment was long and varied. In the opening sp. 
Maj. Crane spoke of the early history of the club, and 
paid a fine tribute to Mr. R. 1. Bctts, the foun • 
the club, belter known as "Bettsy B." 

At Charter Oak Park, Saturday last. H. K. Laurie 
ran a quarter-mile race, best two in three, with the 
Harry Wilkes. The horse. trotted the first quar 
ter in ;i',s.'. beating Laurie by thrcc-fourt i 
ond. Laurie won the second heat h ! the 

horse the final in 3-' 4 s. Laurie rode flying start 

A road race took place August . .-, from 1 
to Springfield. III., a distance of six miles. The time 
made was as follows: Matiock. 14m, i"s.; Smith, .4111. 

s. ; Price. .-5111. is.; Hayes, 17m. ->s.; Grant, tBa 

Stone, s, ,ni 

Kirk Brown, oi Philadelphia, sailed on Wednesday 

lope, on a business trip. 

The prizes offered by the Boston Athleti 
lion at the second annual road lace. Octol- 
follows: 1. |loo solid silver CUp ; 1. % 
Tennis set complete; .,. Handsome clock; 5, Mi 
typewriter; 6. Field glass; -. Photographii 
Butcher cyclometer ; 0. R< 
and 1" medal wi 

who breaks the twenty-live mile 

September .-7 with A. D. P 

Boston. Pee $1. 

A number of bieve' 

County, r, September 4 and 5. 

The Louisville Cvclers will nil 

ick will be 
put in . ion. 

Hai rv |. Hall. |r.. has assumed 

ooklyn brant h Iford 


The fifth annual race met of the Virginia Di 
will 1 < id 7. Por 

blanks, apply to A K. O'Nell, City Hall Avenue, 


, belli Wheelmen participated ll 

inn in well for 

lantern 1 Iphia 

,.n Tliurnd 


oil th. p., 

he \ ictor \\ rench. ;,::■;, 

Overman Wheel Co., Halters, Chicopee Palla, U 

September 5, 1890.J 



IN stock for immediate shipment. No more of the long delays which are so annoying to 
riders. ' We are now prepared to fill all orders for the best safety on earth (by name 
VICTOR) immediately on receipt. The best riding season of the year is yet to come 
and the possession of a Victor Safety will fit you to enjoy it to the full. Send your order to 
us or Victor agents. Catalogue on application. 

Overman Wheel Co., 






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46 [Vol. VI. No. 2. 

BRONCHO No. 405. 

The members of the New Haven Club are laughing over the experiences of Ernest C. Rowe, one of their members, who 
has started a tour in which he hopes to emulate Mr. Weaver. Rowe started on a Broncho bicycle, got as far as Waterbury, and 
returned, saying the machine was no good for road riding. He then procured another safety of a different make, and again essayed 
the task. Before he reached Albany, however, his machine broke down, and he had to enter that city by rail. Meanwhile, the 
White Cycle Company, of Westboro', Mass., which manufactures the Broncho machine, heard how Rowe talked about it, and 
sending to this city bought the machine, and started a man on it for the Pacific coast to demonstrate its value as a roadster. 
The company claim that Rowe did not know how to handle it, and that their man will get across the continent before he does 
unless he goes by rail. The members of the New Haven Club say that Rowe has undertaken a bigger task than he is capable of 
performing, and there are bets up among some of the members that he will not go half way. 

Secretary Perkins, of the club, who has been making a cycling tour around the State, has returned home. — Nau Haven 
(Conn.) Evening Register, Thursday, August 21. 

From New Haven "Palladium," August 23, 1890. 



The latter part of July, Ernest C. Rowe purchased a " BRONCHO " Safety Bicycle of the White Cycle Co., of Westbor- 
ough, Mass., it being his intention to ride the machine to the Pacific Coast. He had always used a Columbia machine, and in 
order to accustom himself to riding the " BRONCHO," he rode about New Haven for a week previous to making the start. The 
machine suited him well, and on August 8 left on his long journey. Before he reached Waterbury he was heartily sick of the 
undertaking. The machine, so he claimed, bumped and bucked like a real live " BRONCHO." Arriving in Waterbury, he 
decided not to push on any further with that machine, and took a train back to this city, bringing the bicycle with him. He left 
the wheel with the agents for the White Cycle Co. at 516 State Street, saying that he was unable to go over the roads with it. 
and that in his estimation no man could make a long journey on it. He bought a "Victor" machine and made another start 
Since that time he seems to have made very good progress over the rough roads, and arrived in Albany in eight hours 
less time than was occupied by F. E. Weaver, the Palladium correspondent, in going over the same number of miles on good 
roads. Some of the members of the New Haven Bicycle Club say that Rowe must have " trained it " some of the way, as he is 
not considered as good a rider as Weaver. 

When the White Cycle Co. heard through their New Haven agents that Rowe had given up the undertaking of making 
the Pacific coast on their " HRONCHO," and that he had said that no one could do it, they were nettled, and decided to semi a 
man across the continent on their machine, and to have him contest with Rowe as to the time occupied in performing the feat. 

Accordingly, they wrote to their agents that they would have their agent who had been exhibiting their machine in 
England, and who had just returned, take The machine on which Howe had been unable la ridr, start from 
Hunker Hill monument at noon last Sunday. By starting at Jianker Hill, the "BRONCHO" man had loO milts 
jarthry to ride thnn lioa'e had. It is intended that the cycle company's man shall come up with Rowe at Niagara at 
the National Med >f the I.. A. W., to be held August 25, 26 and 27. The Cycle Company's man is, of course, largely handi- 
capped, but is confident that he will reach San Francisco before Rowe does. 





SWtfEMBER J, I&90.J 


Read every word. " Stremely " interesting, you bet. 

The Westboroiigh Tribune. 

Vol. II. 


No, 39. 



Mr. A. W. Barr starts for San Francisco, and will 
describe his trip in the Tribune — First installment of 

In the presence of a crowd of interested spectators, 
Mr. A. W. Barr started Sunday from the foot of Bun- 
ker Hill monument on Broncho Light Roadster, No. 
405-^bear that number in mind, please — for Niagara 
Falls and thence across the continent to San Francisco. 
The Tribune, knowing the great interest attaching to 
to the trip, not only all through the bicycling world, 
but to an exceptional degree here in Westboro, at 
once made arrangements for the exclusive publica- 
tion of letters from Mr. Barr, describing his journey, 
of which the first installment is presented below. The 
full plan of route, probable time, etc., will be pub- 
lished in a later issue. Mr. Barr writes as follows : 
Clinton House, Clinton, Mass., Aug. 17, '90. 

9. P. M. — Arrived here at 7:30 Very tired. Head 
wind all the way. Will probably make Greenfield 
to-morrow, perhaps more. It depends on what roads 
I find. Raining very hard now. Stopped an hour in 
South Framingham, the same in Northboro. Took it 
easy all the way. Any news to be sent at short notice 
please telegraph to post office. 

Greenfield, Aug. 18, '90 

9 P. M. — I have had the most uncomfortable day's 
ride I ever had. Have walked miles where the wheel 
would cut in two inches deep with its own weight- 
Such absolutely unrideable roads I never heard of- 
The road from West Boylston to Lake Quinsigamond 
is like a race track when compared with them. I have 
run over one dog to-day, kicked another to death, and 
one exceptionally ugly ciistomer forced me off my 
machine and followed me an eighth of a mile. I invest- 
igated in a dog paralyzer this evening, a 32-calibre 
which I propose to itse as a persuader. I intend to 
make Troy to-morrow, although there is an awful 
climb ahead of me over the mountains. I felt a little 
sore last night but am better to-night and feel quite 
fresh. Old " Number 405 "is all right. It is a "dandy.'' 
I am thinking of changing my route and do not ex- 
pect to touch Albany at all. 

Troy, N. Y., Aug. 19, '90. 

Left Greenfield at 5 a. m., and at noon was over the 
summit of the Hoqpac range. I took breakfast at 
Shelburne Falls, dinner at North Adams and supper 
at Troy, as I promised you last night. Eighty miles 
to my record to-day in spite of Hoosac and all the 
difficulties. I am tired, but not one-half as tired as 
the last two nights. What little I know about bad 
roads I have learned since yesterday morning, and 
what knowledge I happen to possess on the subjects 
of grades, altitude and gravity I have acquired since 
I left Greenfield this morning. As for bad roads, the 
one from Clinton to Greenfield is a great deal worse 
than anything I ever imagined. The worst we ever 
struck on any of our trips is not half so bad, as it lays 
for miles and lots of them at a lick. After leaving 
Greenfield there is four miles climb without two hun- 
dred yards riding, then you go down to Shelburne 
Falls. Once down the climb begins again with fre- 
quent short descents to Zoar. From there to the Tun- 
nel station the railroad bed is the only thing rideable, 
and that is very soft. Up we go five miles more with 
only about one-half of the last mile rideable, and we 
see North Adams down the mountain. 

The rear brake on the Broncho is the only brake 
that would hold on these grades. From here to North 
Petersburg the road is fine, but the last twenty miles 
into Troy is a little more poor than fine. It was my 
luck to have a rain come up with a head wind to finish 
the last twenty of the eighty miles' riding on a poor 
road. Road-hogs are plenty here, but I have gener- 
ally managed to scare their horses by running straight 
at their heads and turning aside quickly and very 
close. From - 12:30 to 3 o'clock I was making about 
thirteen miles per hour or more, and felt fine till the 
wind struck me. Don't know where I shall be to- 
morrow night. Raining cats, pitchforks and horse 

UT1CA, N. Y., Aug. 20, '90. 

I have done a very hard day's work. Ninety miles, 
Troy to Utica. I called on Saunders to-night and got 
the road to Syracuse. Showed him " Number 405." 
There were five other wheelmen present. They were 
all highly pleased with the appearance of the machine, 
particularly the improvements. I spun the rear 
wheel for them. They were surprised and pleased at 
the number of revolutions it made. 405 is running 
very fine. I am off for Syracuse in the morning, hope 
to get farther. Will be at Niagara Sunday noon sure. 
I made |the run to-day from 5 a. m. to 6 p. m., making 
several stops. I am feeling better every day. 

Broncho no. 405. 


(By Telegraph to the Tribune.) 

Camillus, N. Y., Aug. 22, '90. 
Albany party took train here to-day. Rowe re- 
ported with them. a. W. Barr. 

" 405 " was bought by a Connecticut man named 
E. C. Rowe, on which to ride to the Pacific Coast. He 
left New Haven on Broncho Number 405, rode one 
day and sent Broncho Number 405 to factory as an 
unrideable machine, and took pains to advertise same 
in Connecticut papers. What for ? Rowe claimed to 
be an all-round athlete, of ten years' experience as a 
rider on all kinds of cycles. At once, on receipt of 
" Number 405 " at factory, it was, without change in 
any particular, ridden by three different men em- 
ployed there, theyknowing nothing about the circum- 
stance of purchase and return of Broncho Number 
405. All three pronounced it a fine running machine. 
Young Barr, who never rode a cycle of any kind until 
October, 1889, took Broncho Number 405, Sunday 
A. M., 17th inst., and at 12 M. same day, left foot of 
Bunker Hill Monument for Niagara, en route for 
Pacific Coast. Rowe, mounted on a safety, which he 
styles, no doubt, a rideable machine, with two days' 
start, and the advantage of being at least 100 miles 
nearer Niagara than Barr at Bunker Hill Monument, 
gets tired, evidently, at Camillus, N. Y., and takes 
the cars for remainder of ride to Niagara, thus show- 
ing the sort of riding he prefers. Nothing strange 
about preference for riding on a rail, when it is con- 
sidered for a moment what sort of a machine he took 
in preference to riding Broncho Number 405. 





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[Vol. VI., No. 2. 


Propitious weather induced upwards <>t" a 

u Park Satur- 
1 become spe^ators at the 
Rhode Island Wheelmen's second aiiiuml tour- 
nament. Wild rota all Over thejeouitry 
,• ,.' . •. o in anticipation of Ron* 

.itid the grand stand, which eon- 
I about i.oon people, was well patronized 
adies. The slight rain of the preceding 
. ised the track t<> 1*.- somewhat heavy 
and 'lamp. and slow time was math- in the ma- 
jority of the races. In the quarter mile dash, 
Lumsden led in breaking the 

mry record held l>y Roweof ;,=. 1-5 seconds, 
as h< ■ the distance in onds. 

Outside of ihis the times wi ally slow. 

Up t., Saturday morning it was expected that 
\\ nielli- would Ik.- imiu of the contestants, but the 
cold which he unfortunately caught at Niagara 
compelled him to remain idle. This took a cer- 
tain amount of excitement out of the two mile 
championship of America, and the event was a 
mf, although it was expected that 
it would be the event of the day. The crowd 
in the grand stand was not very enthusiastic at 
any time, as the ices were compara- 

tively tame, but when the riders in this event. 
wh<> were capable of making an exciting con- 
ly crawled around the track coolly rid- 
ing - 1st or in pairs as though on a dress 
. le. the spectators arose in their wrath and 
booted and jeered lx>th the racing men and the 
anger of the spectators was turned 
aughter when the band struck up " We 
won't go home 'till morning." This exhibition 
adifferenei the re fe r e e to affix time 
limits to the remaining events. The arrange- 
ments for conducting the contests were perfect 
and all that c old be desired, but the light 
ram which put the track out of its previous 
tine condition and the popular desire of the 
a shadow of disappointment 
what would otherwise have been a most 
I meet. The absence of Van Wagoner, 
who was at Buffalo to participate in the too mile 
lewhat diminished the interest in 
the one mile State championship. 

In the tandem and safety races the competi- 
.- evenly matched, which led to 
ihes Herbert K. Laurie, the Knglish- 
. ruling his pneumatic tyre safety, and starl- 
ing from scrau h, carried off the two mile safety 
ami the one mill' safety open, sui 

much to the advantage 

• d liv the track 

iperior speed. The Western 

men made up lot their previous bad showing. 
1 han their share of the 
• ■ besides the two mile cham- 
pionship, A 1". Lumsden managed to ■■ 
the ■ 1 ami the quar- 

lash, while II A Gitnens, of Chi< 
tool ■ <■ handii ap. 

Tli' moag the 

ib There 

' f. an 

The . ommitt. .-. in < li irnamenl 

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horn, I II Don 

I II I'aip. J A Kii 

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: r. 1 ■. 

,, . 

A. W. Ilutchins. W. 1'.. Beach, 2d, E. W. Camp- 
bell, K. S. Barker. I. A. Kinghorn, E. E. Brown, 
L. B. Ballou, C T. Davol, 5. P. Phillips. B. Y. 
Bogman, M. D., P. II. Donle, II. C, Parnum, 
C. II. Hathaway, C. II. Tucker. L. G. Colwell, 
W. C. Rankin. C. B. Hudson. 

The Ollicers of the day were: 

Referee. Charles S. Davol. Judges, I >r. Wil- 
liam II. Emery, David J. Post, Abbott Bassett 
Scorers, Williain T. Chace, E. M Bixby. Timers. 
Harry D. Corey, William II. Thurber, James 
A. Kinghorn. Clerk of Course, Nelson II. 

Gibbs. Assistant Clerks of Course. Fred II. 
Donl( P. Woodlev, Jr. Starter, How- 

ard L. Perkins. Umpires, B. E. Brown, George 
Phillips. Samuel F. Babbitt, P. D. Holdswortb, 

A. B, Crowell, W. R. Jeiiks. Fred L. Hopkins. 

1 111 i< v 
Promptly at 1.30 p. m. tin- judges' boll sounded for 
the contestants in tin- tirst event. The summaries are 

as follows : 

Oni \111.1 Ordinary, Novice William Godfrey, 
Barrington, first; W. I'. leiiks, second. Time, im. 16s. 

In this event I. \V. Brown, <>t Lynn, fouled W. C. 
Rands, <>t Providence, ami another man tell over 

One Miii Safety, Novicb Pidel Bubser, Hart- 
ford, first : tail Sperry, Providence, second. Time, 

There were ten starters, and the ran- was very 

closely contested. Bubser led from the start, with the 

other contestants close behind him. 

Two M111. Handicap h. a. Gitnens, Chicago, 100 

yards, first ; II. B. Winship, Chicago, 80 yards, second ; 
I. W. Robertson, Taunton, 17s yards.' third. Time. 
6m. .s. 

Eleven out of nineteen entries started in this rate, 
which proved very close from start to finish, and the 

spurt at the dose was exciting;. 
One Mile Tandem Sai ■ i m . Open h. i>. Hutchins, 

Maiden, and A. M. Beers. ICverett. first: I'. J. Ilerlo, 
Boston, and C. E. Klutfe, Jersey City, second*. Time, 
3111. 7 2-5S. 

It was expected that Van Wagoner and his partner 

would ma;. showing in this race, but it was 

impossible for him to leave Buffalo in time to partici- 
pate. It was only half way around the course that 
the winners showed their speed, ami sprung ahead. 
Then a splendid contest svas witnessed between the 
two pairs. Berlo ami Khitfe held first position until 
just beyond the three-quarter stake, when Kluge al- 
lowed his teet to slip from the pedal, Berloatonce 

commenced to pedal ill magnificent style, ami tame ill 
only one-fiftfa second behind the first couple. The 

crowd cheered lustily. 

IRTER-MlLE l)\sii A. K. I.umsden. Chicago, 
first: B. ('. Anthony, Taunton, second: W. H Van 
Sicklen, third ; <.'. A. Fenner, B. A. A., fourth. Time, 

'1 here were only foul Starters out ot twelve 1 1. 
and I.umsden hail it all his own way from the start. 

Two Mile Safety, Handk vp h. B. Laurie, v y 
Hoyland Smith. New Bi dford, 
ond. Tim. 
There were nineteen contestants in this event, and 

the riders were bunched up to the half-mile post. 

when Laurie gradually forged ahead, winning hand! 

took third and fourth pectively. I'. I. Berlo. 

h, tried a pneumatic wheel, and being una. CU8- 

tomed to it. was speedily left In 

Two Mni. Championship ok America a. I' 
Lumsden, 1 1 : --1 . K C. Anthony, second; II. B.Win- 
ship, third. Time. 1. 111 1 is 

.'■ event 1 hal « a- a > omp . and 

drew lorti m the spectators. The six start- 

le leisurely around tin- tra and three- 

quart) r miles, and then put on a little spurt. It was 

haiiipiotiship ■ ■( 
■ on Id have 'Ik 

the hip pod 

w 'I yelled, " fall 

the ni . tiie demand to 

• all the nmn off the track was vo. Iterated Meanwhile 

undlfng along, glorying in 

I then in single file. The 
, mod, bill II w.e. II.. 1 1 . 

within one-quarter ol a mi 

finished in 

thirl ■ a lnle the band 

Mime till 11101 111 n 


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I' I 

II Van 

decided that I.umsden had w..n by one-fifth, second. 

K. t'. Anthony was third. 

(im Mni Btatb, Safety Championship w a 
M. Scott, first; v 1.. Cu m uil uga , second. Trim 

Throughout the afternoon a stitT Dreese blew from 

the northwest, which, in addition to the heavy track, 

was a considerable impediment to speed during the 
second quarter-mile. For the quarter-mile dash it 
blew upon the backs of the racers, and the sun being 
also behind them, everything assisted I.umsden in 
making his fast quarter-mile. 
Open house was kept all day at the Rhode Island 
men's club-house, and the evening was passed 
in an informal manner. Refreshments weie dealt out 
with lavish hands, and the pri/esTlistributed to the 
various winners. 


On Labor Day, Monday, September i. the 
Manhattan Bicycle Club held their third annual 
club races on the New Rochelle course. The 
starting point was one mile above Larcbniont 
Manor, over fairly good though hilly roads 
The programme contained four events, one 
mile and live miles lor safeties and ordinaries. 
a two mile safety and a two mile ordinary, all 
handicap events. There were seventy live 
entries in all. In the first race, one mile mixed. 
\Y. Treager, before tfoing fifty yards, took a 
had header, receiving a dislocation of the right 
shoulder and numerous severe bruises. In the 

two mile safety race a close and exciting finish 

between E. J. Keane and C. E. Clemens re- 
sulted in a collision, through the obstinacy of a 
buggy driver who refused to leave the centre 
of the road, thereby causing the contestants to 
run into the crowd at the tape. The riders 
were thrown from their wheels, receiving severe 
bruises. The spectators then crowded into the 
mad. paying no heed to the third and fourth 
men. who were also finishing dose, and another 
fall was the result, though luckily no one was 

The Officers were Referee-- 1. II. Ford. 

Judges— C De Vese, J. Haynes, A. Halm. M. 
M Goldman, and Chas. Wendehack. Statu i 
Paul G. Keane. Timers — G. A. Litchhult, 1 ». 

II. Thistle, and 1'. G. Keane. Clerks of the 
Course -W. J. Newton, C. Gordon, and Chas. 
Rollles. The following is the result of the 
i aces . 

Mile Handk vp, Safeties ind ordinaries 
C. E Clemens, scratch, first ; J. I). Conner, yards, 
second ; W. .1. Monahan, to yards, third ; I". I. V\ 
burne, is yards, fourth; K. J. Keane, scratch, fifth; 

I II Campbell. Kth; W. II. I'edefs. 

yards, seventh; victor Pelin, ; yards, eighth. Time. 

Two mhi Safety Handicap ('. K. Clem 
scratch, tirst ; K. |. Keane. scratch, second ; 1". II. 
Campbell. 7; yards! third ; W II Pederson 

lourlli. Tin 

Two Mni Handii w \v |. Monahan. 
first ; H I. Keane. scratch, second : I'. 1. Wash burne, 
'.. yards, third. Time, 

Pivi Muk Handicap, Ordinaries ind Safeties 
W.J. Monahan, un. s. first; P. 1.. Wash burne. mi. 
i lemens, Bcratch, third; v\ 11 
in ih ; Victor Pelin, 1 *,. tilth. 1 

In this nn . lime medal was awarded 

for tnakioi - ncl tune, 19m 

The ol gold medal to lit st an. I 

medal 1.. set on.' ' 1 II. Campbell 

i. m-tyre, I wheel, and tin le talk ol 

tig htm from the events, but he was dnall) 

The following is the positions and 

I the nun in the live mile i ■> 

i \V. J Monahan i 

i I-'.. Clemens 

, w ii I'. ,i. i son I' 

V Pelin 

[S I he nalm ••! a new 
i bib in that ill ^ win. h w 

ol lust Mel L .ll til. 

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Youlfi un u i ■■■ . ulive 

and ItiiVcminR (olio Hlteil tills 

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September 5, 1890. 




The most successful meet ever held in this country 
was the eighth annual meeting of the New York State 
Division held last Monday and Tuesday at Syracuse 
under the auspices of the Syracuse Cycling Club, the 
members of which, one and all, labored for months 
to make it such. 

Every train arriving in Syracuse from the close of 
the National meet at Niagara Falls until the last hour 
of the Division meet was met by the Reception Com- 
mittee and the visitors escorted to their quarters. 

As early as 7:30 Monday morning thirty men were 
on a run to Jamesville, guided by Mr. Geo. H. Harris ; 
there was also another run, fifty strong, around Onon- 
daga Lake under command of A. Benjamin. 

The meet really opened at 10 a. m., when several 
hundred wheelmen crowded Alhambra Hall on James 
Street and smoked huge pipes and marched around 
the hall while a large brass band made things lively. 
From the hall to the Leland Hotel Vice-Consul C. W. 
Wood headed an informal parade, while the band and 
the boys marched behind. 

The visiting ladies were taken on a short run through 
the city by Mrs. G. H. Harris, which terminated at the 
Syracuse club house, where luncheon was served. 


The feature of the first day was the races, which 
were held at Kirkwood Park in the afternoon. The 
track was in the best possible condition and the at- 
tendance quite large, the grand stand being filled, 
while along the fence there was not a particle of un- 
occupied space. 

The feature of the first day's races was the riding 
of the N. Y. A. C. men, and especially the Murphy 
brothers, who captured all the State championships, 
both safety, tandem and ordinary. Zimmerman, the 
New Jersey crack, also rode in good form, and showed 
great speed in the last quarter of the half mile dash. 
Denison, the Chicago representative, also did himself 
proud for a new man. 


The summary of Monday's events is as follows : 

One Mile Novice, Ordinary— Won by C. E. 
Penny, Rochester, time 3m. iKs.; J. B. Paddon, TJtica, 
second ; W. J. Kuntzsch, Syracuse, third ; J. W. 
Kelly, Rochester, fourth. 

Two Mile Tandem Safety, L. A. W. State 
Championship— Won by Chas. M. Murphy and W. F. 
Murphy, N. Y. A. C, time 6m. 22 1-5S. ; Geo. B. Penn 
and Frank Yehle, Syracuse, time 6m. 22 4-5S. 

Two Mile Ordinary, Open— Won by A. A. Zim- 
merman, N. J. A. C, time 5m. 48J/!s.; J. R. Hazleton, 
Century Wheelmen, Philadelphia, second ; S. B. Bow- 
man, N. J. A. C, third; Geo. W. Denison, Englewood 
Cyclers, Chicago, fourth ; F. Sternberg, Pastime 
Athletic Club, N. Y., fifth. 

One Mile Tandem Safety, L. A. W. State Cham- 
pionship— Won by C. M.-and W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. 

C, time 2m. 43 2-5SJ Geo. B. Penn and Frank Yehle, 
Syracuse Cycling Club, second, time 2m. 47KS. 

One Mile, 3.10 Class, Ordinary— Won by Chas. A. 
Brady, Rochester, time 3m. 2-5S.; W. A. Parker, Rome, 
second, time 3m. %s.; W. F. Henry, third; L. A. 
Schoefer, Pastime Athletic Club, N. Y., fourth ; C. J. 
Conolly, Rochester, fifth ; F. F. Kammer, Rochester, 

Two Mile Safety, L. A. W. State Champion- 
ship— Won by W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, time 6m. 
36HS.; W. F." Gassier, N. Y. A. C, second, time 6m. 
36J4S. ; C. J. Iven, Rochester, third. The first mile was 
ridden in 3m. 22s. 

One-half Mile Ordinary, Open— Won by A. A. 
Zimmerman, N. J. A. O, time im. 14KS.; Geo. W. 
Denison, Chicago, second, time im. 2i%s.; S. B. Bow- 
man, N. J. A. C, third. 

One Mile Ordinary, L. a. W. State Champion- 
ship— Won by W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, time 2m. 
55s. ; C. J. Iven, Rochester, second, time 2m. 57s.; C. M. 
Murphy, N. Y. A. C, third; L. A. Schoefer, Pastime 
Athletic Club, fourth ; Fred. Sternberg, Pastime 
Athletic Club, fifth. There were no prizes awarded in 
this race, as the competitors did not ride within the 
limit of 2m. 50s. 

One Mile Safety, Open— Won by J. R. Hazleton, 
Century Wheelmen, Philadelphia, time 2m. ss'As.; W. 

D. Banker, N. Y. A. C, second, time 2m. ss^s. ; W. F. 
Gassier, N. Y. A. C, third. 

Two Mile, 6.20 Class— Dead heat between W. 
Henry, Warren, Pa., and Chas. A. Brady, Rochester, 
time 6m. 30s.; followed by L. A. Schoefer, Pastime 
Athletic Club ; F. F. Kammer, Rochester, fourth. 

This race was finally run over, and resulted in a vic- 
tory for Henry, with Brady a fifth of a second behind. 
Time, 7m. 45s. 

Five Mile Safety, L. A. W. State Championship 
—Won by W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, time 16m. 44s.; 
C J. Iven, Rochester, N. Y., second, time 16m. 44^s. 

The officers of the day were : Referee, W. S. Bull, 
Buffalo; Judges, W. S. Jenkins, G. M. Nisbett, W. H. 
De Graaf, T.W. Shannon and Henry Gallicn ; Timers, 
W. H. Olmstead, C. A. Sheehan and G. S. Montgom- 
ery; Clerks of the Course, C. G. White and H. A. 
Rounds ; Starter, Clarence W. Wood ; Scorers, Hor- 
ace Doxsee, J. F. Aldrich and E. H. Towle. 
The Evening Entertainment. 

The evening was spent at Wieting's Opera House* 
where the members of the Syracuse Cycling Club 

gave a most creditable minstrel performance. The 
house was entirely sold long before the performance 
commenced. The affair was in every way first class, 
and reflects great credit upon its managers. The pro- 
gramme was as follows : 

Part First. 

Interlocutor, John G. Lynch. 

Bones — Harry Schell, Rufe Wadsworth, Carl 

Tambos — George Yale, Arthur Bradley, Fred Med- 

Overture — Cycling Club Orchestra, " Colored Four 
Hundred," Messrs. Morgan, Bradley, Medbury, Hall, 
Wadsworth, Donovan, and Madrigal Brothers. Ar- 
ranged for this company by Prof. Charles W. Ball. 

First edition of Premiers — Bones, Will A. Barnes ; 
tambo, G. Howard Avery. 

Vocal header, "In Spite of the Funny Man," G. 
Howard Avery. 

Baritone solo, "Memories of the Past," Charles 

Side fall, "Down in Gossip Row," executed by Will 
A. Barnes. 

Tenor solo, " I Keep My Promise True," Carl Traut- 

Chorus by Haydn Quartet. 

Second edition Premiers, " The Kings of the Swells " 
— Bones, Ed. A. Bridgeman ; tambo, Ed. I. Rice. 

An Excellent Bluff, entitled "Scraps," Ed. A. Bridge- 

Bass solo, "Down on the Farm," L. P. Brown. 

Original, "His Funeral is To-morrow," Ed. I. Rice. 

An Original Dialect Sketch, Ed. A. Bridgeman. 

Finale, "The Rival Orators" — Asa Trumps (head 
praiser of the Podunk Wheel Club), Ed. I. Rice ; Pro- 
fessor Skembeck (chief solicitor of the Ancient Order 
of Wampsville Wheelmen), Ed. A. Bridgeman ; The 
Man with the Target, George Yale. 
Part Second. 

"Fred" Graham — Clogs, jigs and reels. 

The Haydn Quartet (Messrs. Weimer, Nicholson, 
Van Dervoort and Matthews), in choice selections, in- 
cluding their beautiful song and chorus, "More Than 
Tongue Can Tell," arranged for this quartet by Prof. 
Charles W. A. Ball. 

Frank Mills in original songs, dances, etc. 

The Cycling Banjo Four — Messrs. Levette, West, 
Wood and Higgins. 

The Madrigal Boys in " The Second Degree, Full 
Moon Union," assisted by "Billy" Barnes. 


The second day, Tuesday, opened with early morn- 
ing runs, the first being to Camillus via Burnett 
Park, thirty men in line in charge of H. R. Peck, 
while another one was made with twenty-five men to 
Cicero, with G. E. Brainard in charge. 

The ladies also had a run to Messina Springs, in 
charge of Mrs. G. H. Harris. 

The Parade. 

At eleven o'clock one of the best parades ever seen 
in this country was formed, some eight hundred men 
being in line. One of the features of the parade was 
the ladies' division, which was the object of special 
attention and applause. The streets along the line of 
march were crowded- with citizens, and many of the 
houses gaily decorated. 

The start was made from Armory Park, the right of 
the column resting in South Clinton Street, with the 
head of the line at the corner of West Onondaga 
Street. Chief Consul W. S. Bull rode at the head of 
the line, but the parade was under the immediate su- 
pervision of Vice-Consul, Charles W. Wood, of this 
city. Fred. C. Baird and John Donovan, of the Syra- 
cuse Cycling Club, led the line as pace makers, 
mounted on ordinaries. A tally-ho coach, drawn by 
six horses and carrying the Penn & Lee band, was 
next, and the procession proper was led by Chief 
Consul Bull, of Buffalo, as Grand Marshal, with six 
aides. The procession of shining wheels moved in 
the following order: 


Penn & Lee's Band in tally-ho. 
Chief Consul Bull and staff, consisting of J. R. Weld, 
jr., Boston ; A. G. Bashelder, Buffalo ; Robert 
Thompson, Rochester -Dr. T. N. Gray, 
Orange, N. J.; W. W. DeGraaf," Dea- 
con " Raisback, Harlem Wheel- 
men, Adjt. G. M. Nisbett. 
Vice Consul Charles W. Wood, marshal, and staff of 
twenty aides. 
Syracuse Cycling Club, Capt. R. P. Judd, 72 men. 
Knickerbocker Cycling Club of Syracuse, C. E. Lan- 
caster, captain ; 15 men. 
Dr. R. S. True, marshal, physicians, surgeons and 
ministers, 23 men. 


Mrs. G. H. Harris, marshal, lady aids and 17 lady 


Buffalo Bicycle Club, C. W. Adams, captain : 46 men. 
Buffalo Ramblers' Bicycle Club, Frank R. Schwinn, 

captain ; 27 men. 
Utica Cycling Club, Fred P. Hammas, captain ; 34 

Crescent Cycling Club, of Rochester, James Barnes, 

captain; 25 men. 
Binghamton Wheel Club, L. H.Towle, captain; 32 men. 
Cortland Cycling Club, E. S. Dalton, captain ; 15 men. 
Lake View Wheelmen; of Rochester, W. E. Williams, 

captain ; 63 men. 
Oneida Bicycle Club, J. F. Aldrich, captain ; 16 men. 

Rome Cyclers, B. M. Alger, captain ; 1.) men. 
West End Club, of Rochester, T. W. Shannon, cap- 
tain ; 5 men. 
Genessee Club of Rochester, 4 men. 
Cycling Club of Saratoga, 2 men. 
Century wheelmen of Philadelphia, 6 men. 
The line of march was as follows : Clinton Street to 
West Onondaga, to Leavenworth Circle, countermarch 
to South Salina, to Janus, to M< Kride, countermarch 
to Townsend, through Mulberry to Hast Fayette, to 

Orange, to East (icnessee, to University avenue, to 

Crouse College. There on the side hill leading to the 
college the wheelmen seated themselves in a bunch 
for the annual League photograph. It was taken by 
P. S. Ryder, and half a dozen amateurs improved the 
occasion to get snap shots at the riders. Photographer 
Winter also took a 20x24 picture of the group. 

A new and original idea of distinguishing the parade 
officers was established by Manager Wood. Each 
official wore a sash over his left shoulder, the grand 
commander, Bull, one of blue, and his staff in red, 
while the vice-commander and his staff wore striped 

The $150 cup for the largest turnout in the parade 
made by a visiting club was won by the Lake View 
Wheelmen, of Rochester. The cup is a beauty. The 
polished surface on the upper half shows an engrav- 
ing decidedly artistic and realistic. The engraving 
represents wheelmen just at the exciting close of a 
race; in the background is seen the judges' stand. 
The artistic shading in this representation is unusu- 
ally fine. The basal half of the body of the cup is 
embossed with the latest designs known to the silver- 
smith. A classical touch is given the piece through 
the two beautiful figures of Ps3 r che, the nymph be- 
loved by Cupid and made immortal by Jupiter. The 
raised ornamentation on the exposed middle shafting 
lends elegance to the effect of the gradual widening of 
the semi-base. The separation of the base by finely 
milled and ornamental legs gives the artist opportuni- 
ty for displaying his skill further on the additional 
surface thus exposed, and that such opportunity has 
not been lost is evident. The exquisite leaf and flow- 
er design around the bottom of the base and incor- 
porated in the standard's legs is especially worthy of 
note. The cup is surmounted by a finely modeled bi- 
cyclist just about to mount his wheel. 


The races of the afternoon were somewhat delayed 
by the parade, but at 2.30 the officials called out the 
starters for the first race. 

Again the Murphy boys proved themselves cham- 
pions, and captured all the firsts except in the three 
mile tandem, in which they were beaten by Iven and 
Gassier, who succeeded in lowering the Gassier-Bank- 
er record made at Niagara Falls last Tuesday. The 
Murphy brothers also broke the previous record, and 
continued on breaking the existing records at four 
and five miles. 

Zimmerman, the New Jersey crack, also attempted 
to lower the ordinary half mile ; he rode the distance 
in im. 13s., breaking Osmond's English record of im. 
13 4-5S., but not equaling Rowe's American record of 
im. 12 4-5S. W. D. Banker and W. F. Gassier made an 
attempt to lower the half and mile tandem safety 
records held by Lumsden and Winship, of Chicago, 
and succeeded in reducing the half mile from im. 15s. 
to im. i2J{s., but were %s. outside at the mile. 

Had Zimmerman been pushed off by his own trainer 
he would have done a second better, and if he made 
his trial before his hard work it is certain he would 
have brought the record down to im. 10s. 

Banker and Gassier would have also done two sec- 
onds better had their pacemakers left them alone, 
but owing to their slowness on the home stretch the 
tandem team were obliged to slow up. 


One Mile Novice Safety— Won by H. Ward 
Kelly, Lake View Wheelmen, Rochester, time 3m. 
i<5%s.; Geo. Lloyd, Syracuse Cycling Club, second, 
time 3m. 2i%s.; C. E. Penny, Rochester, third ; J. B. 
Paddon, U. C. C, Utica, fourth. 

Two Mile Ordinary, L. A. W. State Champion- 
ship— Won by W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, time 5m. 
55s.; C. M. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, second, time 5m. 55J2S.; 
C. J. Iven, Lake View Wheelmen, Rochester, third ; 
F. F. Kammer, Flower City Wheelmen, fourth ; W. A. 
Parker, Rome Cyclers, fifth ; F. Sternberg, Pastime 
Athletic Club, sixth. 

Half-mile Safety, Open— Won by W. D. Banker, 
N. Y. A. C, time im 15s.; J. R. Hazleton, Century 
Wheelmen, Philadelphia, second, time nn. i6J,s.; W. 

F. Gassier, N. Y. A. C, third. 

Five Mile Ordinary, L. A. W. State Champion- 
ship — Won by W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, time 17m. 
]4s.; C. M. Murphy, N. Y. A. C., second, time 17m. &s.; 
C. J. Iven, L. V. W., Rochester, third. The time for 
the separate miles was : 1, 3m. 34KS.; 2, 7m. 10s.; 3, 10111. 
30s.; 4, 13m. 50s. ; 5, 17m. l /£s. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— Won by A. A. Zim- 
merman, N. J. A. C, time 2111. 39k»s.; J. R. Hazleton, 
Century Wheelmen, Philadelphia, second, time :m. 
4iji s -; S. B. Bowman, N. J. A. C, third, time 2111. 41^'s.; 

G. W. Denison, Englewood Cycling Club, Chicago, 
fourth. Time for first half mile im. 15s. 

One Mile Safety, L. A. W. State Championship— 
Won bv W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, time 3111. t8&S.j 
W. F. Gassier, N. Y. A. C, second, time 3m. 10s. This 
race was declared off, as the contestants did not ride 
within the limit of 2m. 50S. 

Three Mile Ordinary, Open— Won by A. A. Zim- 
merman, N. J. A. C, time 10m. 27s.; S. B. Bowman. X. 
J. A. C, second, time ioni. 28^s.; C. J. Iven, 1.. V. W., 
Rochester, third; G. W. Denison, Englewood Cycling 
Club, Chicago, fourth. 

ONE MILE, 3.10 Class, SAFETY -Won by R F. Kam- 
mer, Rochester, time 3111. \?s.; W. F. Henry, Warren, 
Pa., second, tune ; m. is.; J. 15. Paddon, U. C. C, third ; 
S. B. Bowman, N. J. A. C, fourth; W. J. Kuntzsch, 
Syracuse Cycling Club, fifth. 

One-Half Mile dash, open— Won by J, R. Haile- 
ton, Century Wheelmen, Philadelphia, time nn. m',s.; 
W. 1). Hanker, N. V. A. <.'., second, time nn. 15s.; \V. 

i'\ Gassier, N. v. a. C, third. Hazleton's time stands 
as record in competition, 

Two Milk Thau Race Won by New Jersej 
Athletic Club, Zimmerman ami Bowman, 18 points, 
time "in. i',s.; Syracuse Cycling Club, second, F, C. 
i'., in. 1 ana Frank Yehle, !.■ points, 

Three Mile Tandem Safety, 1.. a. w. State 

I'll LMPIONSHIP Won bv C. I. Iven, of Rochester, ami 

W P, Gassier, of Niagara Falls, time 8nv 10s.; Vv. F. 

and C. M. Murphy, N. V. A. C., time Sm. 11s., both 
breaking the previous record made by Hanker and 

Gassier at Niagara Palls in sm ; .s. piu- Murphy boj - 

[Vol. VI., No. a. 

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band and 
altered for 

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ting cycling to the popularity it has 


The moat notable trait shown during the meet was 

(gentlemanly conduct Of the entire party. 

ally the politeness of the members of the 

ng Club. 

of the club are: P. II. McChesney, 

\V A. Yale. Vice-President; H. A. Rounds. 

. Treasurer; R P. Jud.l. 

Consul ; c. 11. Avery, 

B. Penn, Rep. to L 

A W 

W. .v Vale. Geo B. Penn, Chas. 

Color Hearers, R. G. 



Tli' i ifficers held its first session 

• the Lelan , a. m. Monday. 

lent Chief Consul W. S. Hull, Buffalo ; 
ise ; Secretary-! 
w York; W. II. De liraaf, New 
inv ; W. S. |cnkins and k. 
II. Hctts 
inkirk. and lent bv 

1'iniev, E. S. Terry, I. M. 
York ; W. S, S« hack, I". II. 
■i were 

Kales and 
the Highways, and 
nitted and accepted. 

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nsul Hull •! the 

■ hat, owing 
to attend to 
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Dr ■ Dunkirk, addressed the 

(tending thanks to t: 
the hearty reception with which the out-of-town men 
had met. A formal icknowledgment was 

taken. A vie of thanks Wl 'CH to the manu- 

had .i^.v> ■ 
in the official programme. A S. 


A large and enthusiastic crowd was in at- 
tendance at the Montreal Bicycle Club's animal 
races, held at the grounds Of the M. A. A. A.. 

Saturday la-~t. Many members from outside 
clubs were also present. Following is a sum- 
mary of the events : 

ONE Mil I NOVICE A. T llUSSen. Montreal. 
A. B. Kingon, Montreal, second ; K. P. Hannaford, 
Montreal, third. Time, 

Half Mile Open— L. L. Clark, N. v a c . Bi 

H. Rich, X Y. A. C, second ; W. II. C. Musseii. third. 

There were live starters in this event and the New 
York men won hands down. 

Two Mil l ORDINARY W. H. C. Mnssen. M. B. C. 
first; D. S. Lousen. M. H. (.'..second; H. McKenzie, 
third. Time, I m. . 

ll\ E Mil I OPI B A B. Rich. N. Y. A. C, first ; I- 
L. Clark. X. Y. A. C . second 

• ink. Mile Three Mini n Class i>. a. Lauson, 

M. B. I <irst ; A. H. Kingoii. M. H. C, in 

second; II McKenxie, Montreal, third. 

Two mii i Handicap Safety a b. Kiugon. m. b. 
C, un. ....s., jay. vs. first: B. 1'. Hannaford, M. B 
ml : J. W. Browler, Ottawa, un. 30s. 

One Mile Open a. B. Rich. N, Y. a. c. :m. 44 4 - 5 s., 

first; L. L. Clark, second. 

Half Mile, without Hands W. h c. Mussen, 

M. H. C. i fiwt| i: P. Hannaford, M. B. C, 

second ; G M. Holtby, Toronto B. C, third. 

The three mile handicap saw a regular swarm of 
starters, the winner being A. T. Mussen, M. B. C. The 
finish was made as follows : \V. H. C. Mussel), Mon- 
treal, and L. L. Clark, New York, the latter being the 
scratch man. making a beautiful race, as the appended 
will show : A T. Mussen. M. H. C, a m., i.m. ijs., first; 
11. P. liolbv, Ottawa, mi. 15B., second; A. B, Kingon, 
M. B. C, mi. pa., third ; 1). S. Lawson, M. B, C, ^s.; 

fourth; W. H. C. Mussen, M B. C S., fifth; I. I.. 

Clark, X Y. A C. (scratch), 9m. 38s., sixth. 



The Fall meet of the Pennsylvania Division 
and annual tournament of the Williamsport 
Bicycle Club took place September 4, and was 
fairly attended. Racing occupied the 1 -y 
attention during the day. and in the evening a 
banquet and dance were enjoyed. At a. m. 
the live mile road race from Linden to the Park 
Hotel came off and was won by F. M. Damp- 
man in 22m. A parade occurred at 10 o'clock. 
Following is a summary of the rai • 

\ 1. 1 w P. Updegraff, 

Williamsport, first Time 
TWO MILS SAFKTYJHANDICAP 111. Draper, l'hila- 

M Dampman, Philadelphia, second. 
On 1 Mile Ordinary F M. Dampman, first Time 

11 mi miii Dash 1 II Draper, first Time— 
un. 1 < 

■ M11 1 Lap, "ii n .1 H Draper. .4 polnl 
M Dampman, \6 ; 

mmi. Safety, Handicap l. H. Draper, first 

utTER-Hiu Dash, Oped r M Dampman, first 

1 11 Championship a C Wi 



r, August 
H \'i 1 Mill 1 1 \ 11 \ •■.- 01.111. 


Half Mi un. 


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19- 20.- 


29, 30. 

Philadelphia Tournament, 

ge Wheelmen's Race for the PrOSidl 
Challenge Cup. 
-Ten-mile handicap road race of the Yon] 

Bicycle Club. Riverdale Avenue cou 
Hay City Wheeimen'a Twenty-five Mile Handi- 
Road Rai e. 

Tournament at Maadvillc. Pa. 

Minn vele Club's Twenty Mile R 

: alee Han 
Peoi la Kaee Meet. 

k.u 1 x a1 Loui.-\ i'.lc. K v. 

sat I. vnn. Mass. 'Address P. II. Cann. Y. 
M C. A., I. vnn. 
■Tryon Cup, Ten-mile Teas • A. C 

ubs of Philadelphia. 
Tournament at Green Hay, Wis. 
Combined Lantern Parade of all Philadelphia 

Tournament at lCck's Park, Minneapolis. 
Omaha Wheel Club's Tournament. Address 
!•'. C. Matthc. licago St , OttM 


.it Parkside I 

-Third Annual Race of the South End Wheel- 
men, Philadelphia, nt Brotherhood Park 

to Bicycle Club, fourth and fifth handicap 

Road Race, 
-si-mile Road Race, Penn. Wheelmen, Reading. 

St Davenport. Iowa. 

Rockland Co. Wheelmen si County 

Pair, Spring Valley, X. Y. Bnti 
with Norman Gardenier, Hillsdale. N. J. 

Ten-mile handicap road race over the Railway 

Avenue course, open to I'nion Co., X J., 

Ten mile Road Race.! the Brooklyn Bi 

Club, Irvington-Milburn course. 
and Oct. 1.— Bicycle Races at lnter-Statc I 

Trenton, X. J. 


1.— Bicycle races at Illin. 

4.— Boston Athletic Club's 25-mile Handicap B 

4.— Harlem Wheelmen's R 
6-7. — Annual Race Meet, Virginia Division, at 
11.— Annual Championship Meeting 01 the A. A. 
U., nt Washington, . 
33-25.— Tournament at Birmingham, Ala 
Louis Hart. Florence Ho 

Tin- Peoria Tonrnjkment, 

The Peoria Bicycle Club have now completed all 
arrangements for their Second annual Pall race •• 
to be held at Lake Yicw Park, Friday and SatUI 
September 1 -• and 1 •. and the entries are beginning to 
pour in from all directions. The club through their 
own efforts and the cntcrpr - 
llave secured Over J 

contested for at this meet. Thi ' WBJ pub- 

lished in detail last wei k. Among the nan 
ing men who have world-wide reputations who 
signified their intention ol taking part in thl 
find the following : W indie, Hendee, Rich, Cam] 
W. 11. Hanker. Van Wagoner. W. P. and C. M Mur- 
phy, Gassier, Lumsden, Winship, Tuttle, Thome, 
Hr.'iv. Barrett, Van Slcklen, Panning, land 

Smith, Laurie Willis, lven. etc., and tin 

by no means tin- only flyers who w 
present at this meet. Over two thousand 
will have enrolled tin 

I, and the people who intend being 
-. can depend upon 

The prises have all 

hibition, from the piano down to the B 
and rat ing men will 1 • 
with t 

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September 5, 1890.] 




At home once more ! Back to the store, the office, 
or "the road," instead of the Cave of the Winds, the 
Whirlpool Rapids, or the "Maid of the Mist." From 
the noisy corridor of the "International " to the cosy 
club parlor where we recount our experiences and 
commiserate with the poor brother who couldn't 
"get off." And leaving old acquaintances and newly- 
found friends from all parts of the country, the Phila- 
delphia delegation to the L. A. W. meet is once more 
with us, pretty well tired out, but with fond recollec- 
tions of a delightful trip. 

The Pennsylvania Division of the L. A. W. and 
Philadelphia as a city have reason to be proud of the 
grand showing made at the annual meet. Although 
third on the roll in point of League membership, 
Pennsylvania Division had by far the largest delega- 
tion present, and the city of Philadelphia had more 
than twice the number of wheelmen sent by any other 
city for the full three days, and with the single excep- 
tion of the State of New York, the delegation from the 
City of Brotherly Love exceeded in numbers that of 
any State Division. Chief Consul Boyle deserves 
great credit for his earnest and untiring efforts to 
have his State well represented, and that he was suc- 
cessful goes without saying. Philadelphia was most 
certainly and decidedly "in it," to use a slang expres- 
sion, which, by the way, seems to be the proper thing 
now for correspondents. Did not the Century carry 
off the honors tor having the largest number of men 
of any visiting club ? Did not the Park Avenue 
Wheelmen make a sensation with their " yellow and 
black " decorations, and did not Philadelphia capture 
a goodly number of prizes at the races? Would the 
" C. P. S.," that most noble, though somewhat erratic 
organization, conceived and organized by several 
Chicago celebrities, ever have reached a period of 
usefulness without the assistance and guidance of 
Alt. Bratcher, George E. Curtis and Stillman G. Whit- 
taker ? 

The story of the meet has already been told, and 
with that we have the tale of the doings of the 
Philadelphians present. They were everywhere. At 
the International Hotel joining in the general com- 
plaints of impolite, surly and insulting clerks and 
waiters ; at the Cataract and the Spencer House, where 
satisfaction was generally the verdict, or at numerous 
other smaller hotels and boarding houses throughout 
the town where guests were fewer and accommodations 
and attention correspondingly better ; at the consti- 
tutional convention, at the reception, at the hops, in 
the parade, under the Falls, on board the " Maid of 
the Mist," or parading the streets in the wee sma' 
hours — Philadelphia was invariably well represented. 

The party went in two special trains, one over the 
Pennsylvania Railroad, leaving at 6.55 a. m. Sunday 
and arriving at 12.15 a - m - Monday; the other taking 
the Reading & Lehigh Valley route, leaving at 9 a. m. 
and arriving at 12.45. I n neither road was there a suf- 
ficiently large number willing to return at any certain 
time to warrant the running of a special return train. 
After the meet the party was scattered to the four 
winds, each man following his own sweet will as to 
the time for returning home. A large number left on 
the first train Thursday morning, organized on board 
a new society to be known as the " Niagara Just Now 
Club," and serenaded a newly married couple until 
they (the couple) were on the verge of insanity. A 
dozen members of Century took a trip by rail and 
boat to Toronto, spending Thursday in driving around 
the city and viewing the sights, with a loquacious 
driver for a guide, who, by the time that "Kid" 
Allen was through questioning him, was in about the 
same state of mental prostration as the Italian guide 
who attempted to give the "Doctor" a description of 
"Christopher Colombo," as told in "A Tramp 
Abroad" by Mark Twain. Fully one-third of the 
Philadelphia party went from Niagara to Buffalo. 

A number of the Quaker City Wheelmen rode over 
on their wheels Wednesday afternoon — a large party 
of "Pennsy" — including Capt. Nelms, Lieut. Fred 
Mears, President Bratcher, A. H. MacOwen, J. F. 
Harvey, and f 'the boy." Also Mrs. Harvey, Miss 
Westacott, and several other ladies, made the trip on 
Thursday morning. A party of the South Ends rode 
over in the afternoon. Rumor has it that three mem- 
bers of a certain popular club were arrested in Tona- 
wanda for riding on the pavements, and kept in the 
town jail for exactly one hour and thirty minutes. 

From the unpleasant quarters of the International 
to the Tifft, Niagara, Genessee, or Brazell, was indeed 
a pleasant change, and many were the comments 
passed on the difference in hotel management. 

Friday's storm causing a postponement of the races, 
a theatre party was gotten up, " The Boy Tramp " and 
"The Maniac Mother" being the attractions. The 
first act was really the only successful part of the per- 
formance, however, as after that was ended the com- 
pany finished the performance without the assistance 
of the audience. 

On Friday a party of nine members of "Pennsy" 
took a trip on Lake Erie as far as Port Colburn, ex- 
periencing a very rough passage ; in fact even the 
crew were frightened, and nearly every one was sick. 
All but Bratcher and Manlove returned in the train. 

Captain Artman, of the Quaker City Wheelmen, 
made two century runs, going to Erie Saturday and 
returning to Buffalo Sunday. Fontaine and Mole, of 
the Columbia Cyclers, went to Montreal to take part 
in a yacht race. President Hare and Vice-President 
Weed, of the Century Wheelmen, went to the same 
place on business. "Bunny," of the Park Avenue, 
went West to pay a visit to friends. Gilman, of the 
Columbia Cyclers, had his wheel stolen, and gave it 
up as irrecoverable ; but Bret/., Curtis & Co. have re- 
ceived a telegram from the Niagara Falls authorities 
saying that they have found it. Messrs. Garrigues 
and Gassier, of the Oxford Wheelmen, are riding the 
trip home. They expect to be back Sunday. 

Of the racing contingent, but five were entered. 
Fontaine brought home the second prize in the ordin- 
ary novice, with very creditable time. Gayler Rot 
third place in the safety novice. Taxis was " not in it " 
at all, getting place but once, and that at Buffalo. He 

is not the man, however, to make excuses himself, or 
to desire others to make them for him when beaten, 
and took his defeat with the same grace that he has 
his many victories. He came home Saturday, instead 
of going to either Syracuse or Hartford, so as to be in 
shape for the tournament here on the 5th and 6th. To 
say that the Century Wheelmen were happy over the 
magnificent showing made by Jack Hazelton is to put 
it very mildly. Comparatively unknown at the be- 
ginning of this season, he is now ranked amongst the 
cracks, and that his club-mates are enthusiastic can- 
not be wondered at. Wilhelm, who is a non-resident 
member, also came in for a share of attention, as well 
as Zimmerman, who rides here frequently and is quite 
a favorite. 

J. Sylvester Bretz, better known as Jake Bretz, of 
Bretz, Curtis & Co., has just returned from a trip 
abroad in the interest of the firm. While absent he 
secured several novelties for next season, among 
others an improved pneumatic tyre and an improve- 
ment on the Keen pedal. Kirk Brown left on Wednes- 
day of this week for the cycling centres across the 
pond. Clarence Smith, the well-known trick-rider 
and luggage carrier man, has accepted a position 
with the Sweeting Cycle Co., and I believe will go on 
the road for that house. I hear rumors that Mr. 
Sweeting intends next year to erect a building some- 
thing after the style of Bidwell's place in New York ; 
a sort of proprietary club house where, for a certain 
consideration, a man can store his wheel and enjoy 
all the advantages of club life without the necessity 
of worrying over the success of the same. 

At the open games of the Bank Clerks' Athletic As- 
sociation, held on Labor Day, J. H. Draper, of the A. C. 
S. N., ran his first race on an ordinary since his acci- 
dent at Stenton in June, which has kept him off the 
track the last two months. He signalized the event by 
winning from the seventy yard mark in six minutes 
and seven seconds ; Kelly, P. A. U., who started from 
the same time, second. At Pastime Park, the same 
day, R. P. McCurdy, S. E. W._, won the two mile safe- 
ty handicap from scratch in eight minutes and twenty- 
nine seconds ; W. J. Greer, scratch, second. The two 
mile ordinary was won by Charles Kolb, S. E. W., 
fifty yards, in eight minutes and twenty-nine seconds ; 
E. G. Kolb, S. E. W., second. 

The Brotherhood Park track is now in fair condi- 
tion ; the corners are still a trifle dangerous, but 
otherwise everything is pretty near right. 

It is doubtful if any race has attracted more atten- 
tion, or been the cause of more discussion, than the 
proposed match race between Taxis and Wilhelm 
which will be run off on Saturday. Both men are at 
work on the track, and both are in for business. Prob- 
ably more money will change hands on this race than 
has ever before been put up on a bicycle race in this 
town. Paul Berwyn. 


The past two weeks have been a season of racing, and 
no room for any other topic can be found anywhere. 
At the clubs it is all what this or that man did, and 
surprise or disappointment is all there is to it, while 
the man who knew it all is in his glory, and the "I 
told you so's " are legion. But the one event at 
my club which eclipses all others, and warms the 
cockles of each member's heart, is that to us belongs 
the prize offered for the best appearing visiting club 
in the parade at Hartford. A prize for this quality is 
of much more value than for anything else, and the 
men who participated in that parade did credit to 
themselves personally and their club collectively ; we 
are proud of the men, and proud of our club. The pic- 
ture which will occupy a prominent place in our par- 
lor will be the anchor cast into our hearts by the Hart- 
ford Wheelmen, and while the connecting cable is in- 
visible to the naked eye it is none the less strong, and 
like the "silver line," it has fraternity at both ends. 
Just pull the string next year, brother wheelmen of 
Hartford, and we will respond with an " Um-pi-Ah ! " 
delivered in person. 

News reaches us of the campers out at Greenwood 
Lake. Pretty wet place, from all accounts ; they dis- 
covered this the very first pop. Rogers volunteered 
to row the trunk over to the island, but the trunk and 
Nat didn't quite balance the boat, so down went the 
trunk to the bottom of the lake ; but, unlike McGinty, 
they recovered it. The result of the trunk's immer- 
sion was ludicrous, however. Ed Hall took his 
sketching material with him, and they were very 
close to the white shirts, etc., in that same trunk. 
They are all wearing striped shirts and underwear at 

Sheffield and Bradley are off on a two weeks' tour 
through the Berkshire country. They took in the 
Hartford meet with the rest of the boys, and con- 
tinued on their way from there. 

The club is now beginning to take on its usual ap- 
pearance at night. The members are nearly all home 
from their summer outings, and brown faces attest 
the benefit they have all received. Shortly we will 
begin to talk bowling, and then the winter season will 
open with a rush. Get the rust out of your arms, de- 
cide whether it shall be a cross or straight ball, and 
go in to win, or at any rate to have a good time. 




The road officers and the racing committee of the 
Harlem Wheelmen have decided to hold a two mile 
scratch for novices, on Saturday, October 4. The 
course has not yet been definitely decided upon, but 
very likely the New Rochelle road will be chosen. On 
the same day, a ten mile handicap race will be run off. 

On November 4, a ten mile road race will be held. 
The prize, donated by Mr. Harry Boese, is a hand- 
some, solid silver cup, to be competed for each Elec- 
tion and Decoration Day, until some one member lias 
won the same three times in succession; it will thou 
become his personal property. Mr. Gilbert A. Litch- 
hult has promised something fine for a second prize. 

The boys will pay their respects to Francis Wilson 
on September 20. 

F. E. Weayer, the transcontinental tourist, has acted 
contrary to all precedent since his arrival in this city. 
For two weeks it was impossible to find anv trace of 
him, and it was only by chance that he was found in 
time to enjoy a ride to Hayward's, the California Rip- 
ley, last Sunday. 

In company with F. W. Gillette, R. A. Smyth and H. 
W. Burmeister, he had an opportunity of seeing the 
road that is undoubtedly the best in this part of the 
State, and which he says is as good as any he rode 
over on his long trip. At San Leandro the party 
stopped for some time and had an opportunity of 
seeing some of the cracks taking a breather on the 
Triangle, in anticipation of the coming road race. 
Mr. Weaver expressed himself as having enjoyed the 
day's ride hugely. 

Last evening he was entertained at dinner by A. M. 
Welch, and next Sunday will be the guest of the Oak- 
land Bicycle Club at a picnic run. 

If the editor of the L. A. W. Bulletin placed his record 
table at the disposal of the compiler of the league 
hand-book, he should forthwith correct the time cred- 
ited to A. P. Engleheart, for the two mile safety, as 
it is one minute faster than it should be. 

The California Division's election resulted as fol- 
lows : Dr. T. L. Hill, Chief Consul ; A. C. McKenney, 
Vice Consul ; O. F. Granicher, Secretary-Treasurer ; 
Representatives, F. R. Cook, C. C. Moore, Stockton ; 
F. C. Clift, A. F. Stocker, Fresno. 

As Messrs. Strong and Clift, of the committee 
properly having charge of the counting of the 
vote, were out of town the work devolved entirely 
on partisans of the persons elected It would seem 
that a change in the manner of counting the votes 
would be desirable. It might be well to allow each 
candidate two representatives, they to select another. 
In this way the committees would know that their in- 
terests were secure. Although the votes were counted 
some time last week, the local papers have not an- 
nounced the result as yet, and League members in 
different parts of the State, not excepting this city, 
have no idea of who was elected. 

Chief Consul Thompson and Secretary-Treasurer 
Sheldon let go very suddenly, as they were candidates 
for re-election until the last moment. 

W. S. Doane is expected in this city toward the end 
of the week. If he has any desire to test the sprinting 
powers on the road of some of the local riders, he will 
have an opportunity to do so, as a number of good 
men are training for the road race. 

On a recent trip I met G. D. Hazard, formerly of 
Boston, and also another gentleman named Holt, a 
prominent rider in England some ten years ago. 
Many cyclers seem to drift to this part of the world. 



The Zig Zag Cycling Club was organized August 
18, and has rooms on East Washington Street near the 
Court House. 

On Saturday, August 23, twelve of the members 
trained to Chicago and had a delightful time on the 
fine park roads. Their mascot, Majore, a little ebony 
pickaninny, was the center of attraction for the Chi- 

President Smith, of the Indianapolis Bicycle Mfg. 
Co., attended the L. A. W. meet. 

The Indianapolis Wheelmen have no room as yet, 
but they are talking of building next year. 

There are only a limited number of lady riders in 
this city at present, but prospects are bright for a 
large increase in their ranks. 

The bicycle thief is abroad here as elsewhere. A 
Victor Safety, No. 4479, was stolen from Geo. Hall 
Saturday evening last, and Omar King, of Greenfield, 
near here, is minus a 53-inch Rudge L. R., No. 79,735, 
1887 pattern. 

This city will be well represented at Peoria. 


Within the past week over ten applications for mem- 
bership have been received by the Orange Wheelmen, 
and the club expects, before the end of the month, to 
have a membership of nearly eighty. This speaks 
well for a club that has been organized but two 

A number of the Orange Wheelmen attended the 
Rhode Island Wheelmen's tournament on Saturday 
last, going bv boat. They had an enjoyable time. 

Mr. Chas. Thompson, of Hackettstown, left Orange 
on his wheel, Tuesday morning, for his home. 

J. D. Racey, of the Orange Wheelmen, while scorch- 
ing on the Elizabeth-Rahway course Monday, slipped 
his pedals, and a bad fall was the result. It is doubt- 
ful if he goes in the five mile handicap road race to be 
held on September 6. He now rides a safety. 

The East Orange Cyclers have lost their crack man, 
Knight, as he has joined the Orange Wheelmen. What 
are the E. A. C.'s going to do at their open tourna- 
ment? In the team races I am afraid they will fare 
badly. Wheelman. 

Caldwell Whuclmon. 

At a recent meeting of the Caldwell Wheelmen, held 
at the house of Percy lngalls, it was decided to hold a 
regular meeting on the second Monday of each month. 
It was also decided to give a lantern parade on Bloom- 
field Avenue September u. The start will be made al 
Franklin, and at the top oi Montolair Hill the proces 
sion will disband. A large attendance is promised. 

Herman Hornfeok and Paul Grosch have the largest 
mileage in the club. The latter has ridden about \, . 
miles since June 1 and the former 1,400 miles, llo; a 
feck, who also belongs to the Atalanta Wheelmen, 01 
Newark, is a Strong rider, and would undoubtedly 
have made a Rood showing in the Atalanta's road race 
on Labor Day had he accepted the two-minute handi 
cap allotted him. VlC ivi; 

[Voi. VI., No. 2. 




1' Mew Mail I onoe 

- ..I twenty- 
four hour mat • DO, and it was Indeed a 'lull 
■ r other of the local riders 
irn out and tack a tew miles to the n 
lor that I" ner, anil 

.. but just about 
s.n Bert Myers, who had been 
Itching the fun, came Op from Peoria, and 
Jl previous figures in line 
• re he returned to IV the record 

I there it remained until Saturday of 
- oner hadn't felt teetotally right 
I his record sky high, and being 
e trim on Friday last. August 29, 
he went in, and by some plucky work, placed the 
American amateur twenty-four hour record safely De- 
le mark. 
The made from the Washington Cycling 

Club's headquarters, corner Wood and Adams Streets, 
at exactly 8 p. m. of I '■'.' J. Bray, on a safety, 

being the first pacemaker. The course, which was the 
s.imr over which My was made, is entirely 

• halt, unbroken I ive by four street railway 

teqnently Bray took Spooner along at a live- 
ly pa ghteen miles being completed inside 
the first hour. :. Might failed him, and 
■ Bainc. Kitty miles were 
rattled off in three hours even, and at 11.15, when 
was relieved by K. M. Newman, Spooner was 
At 1 a. m. P. J. McMahon took 
up the running. Shortly thereafter the full moon, 
which had lent its cheery assistance, became obscured 
1 rain •mmenccd to fall, but the riders 
pressed on until shortly after completing the eighty- 
fifth mile, when, to avoid a collision with a cab, 
ner was forced to make n Hying dismount. His 
wheel struck the curb with great force, badly buck- 
ling the rim. < • effort got it into rideable 
shape again, and Spooner went on for the 100 miles, 
his wheel scraping the fork at every revolution. At 
:id thirty-four minutes from the 
he turned the century mark, and retired COn- 

ip from the exertion required to push 
the a down, 

ip , but his attendants con- 
triving to get the ime front wheel into a little 
r nhape, after the loss of one hour, be wenl at it 

-gc Linn an I w I Hotchkirk as 
rs, who, at >, a. m., re! r of K. M 

■ s. who in turn were relieved at 
il '. Wlni with his 

showing 157 mil' asumed oas 

hour at breakfast and in rubbing down. From 8.15 to 
B. Shot n tow, spooner, al- 

though having secured a new mount, being then very- 
weary, and the pace exceedingly shov 

1 m. to 1 p. m. J. I' W :■■ the nin- 

rty minutes wcr 1 in a res) 

rub down, and from • . when another 1 

**» taken. Winn. Shorb and J, R 
made pace , anrne 

! when at '. 
■ >f t •■» ng a full compli 

■I the 

and Wim- 
neat 1 1 up th<- pacemaklng, took 

well In h«'i 

• task 

him ' when 

1 en ten the 

ng the 

He ■ lay, a* ii»n . 

'f n<-»», wa 


100 miles are fsji r than 

1. but being per cyclometer cannot, of , 
stand as such. 

The Lincoln boys stood by their clubmate nobly 
during his long ride, Wiminestadt especially being 

n bis attention, remaining awake . 
call throughout the entire night, while the whole- 
souled manner in which the Washingtons threw open 
their house is very noteworthy and quite an a 
able contrast to the old cry of " club feeling ;" Roberts 
and Winn, of the Illinois, and rne, of the 

Chicac ne in for their meed of praise. 

! ! 1 V. ! Chicago tournament, 1'arkside track, 

September ig and to. '.'.'.'. 

The Washington Cycling Club holds its first annual 
race on Saturday next. 6th inst. Distance, ten 
miles. The Illinois Club road race has also been 
postponed to that day. 

Shore, of the Lincoln Club, rolled up 168 miles oft 
and on during his ride with Spooner. The confa 
Lincoln's mileage medal, by-the-by, has now dwin- 
dled down to a hard fight between these two, both be- 
ing in the neighborhood of 3,500 miles. Shore having a 
slight advantage. 

"All right, if you will not pay my expenses to the 
Eastern meets, I know a club that will, that's all." 
This, I am told, is the amateur-like language and 
spirit credited to one of our ambitious representa- 
tives now trying to do something " down Hast " at the 
expense of his club. 

Mr. T. B. Jeffery, of the 1. A I. Co., returned from 
abroad last week. He brought with him a pneumatic- 
tyred safety, which is exciting lots of interest and 
satisfying an abundance of curiosity at the (i. <* J. re- 
tail Store, where it is being exhibited. 

The Illinois Club formally throws open its new 
house on the 5II1 inst., a huge smoker being on the 
cards for that date. Quite a (lurry has been caused in 
the I. C. C over the discussion of the liberties to be 
accorded the lady riders. 

On the ust inst. the Douglas Club decided its 
twenty-live mile club championship on the Parkside 
track. But three started, and the finish was in the 
following order : Al. Kuehnel, first by a lap; C. 1) 
Cutting, second ; O. C. il. Kelihen, third. Time, in. 
38m. 1-5S. 

The Milwaukee Wheelmen invaded Chicago on 
Sunday last some twenty-six strong— three ordinaries 
and twenty-three safeties Messrs. Horford, Hoch- 
kirk, and Tattle had them in charge and showed them 
the sights. Quite a number of the Mil waukeeians 
visited the I'arkside track, amongst them Terry 
Andrae, who did a trial mile on a road wheel and in 
the teeth of a heavy wind 111 111 498. Andrae, 1 un- 
derstand, will be at Peoria, and, as he is eligible to 
nearly every race excepting the novice, should cut 
quits a figure. 

The Jno. Wilkinson Co. vacate their present quar- 
Ic, and move further 

south on South near Van Bursas N 1 Is to be torn 

down to make way for the Masonic Temple. Mr. L. 
M. Richardson, of the Wilkinson Co., has recently 
imported the qTSI "Twin" 1 here, and with 

Mr. and Mrs. R. "up," it never fails to attract oon- 
, Mention Mr. R., by-the-by, goes to Eng- 
land next month in the interest of his bo 

What do we think of our flyers? They are— well, 
mind. But we certainly do believe that all is 
not right with them Had Windle aloni 
Lunisden it would 11 ', but mv ' 

fourth and fifth places what can it mean 

when Lumsden found he could not take i,rst hi- let up. 
and ■: 

it is that the Bast has gol ba< k at a 

< ven- 
ipUlt men, but ! 

tell me, I 

spur' witter, but very much longer 

than . 

It'n rough, but up a . well as ■ ., 


' ESlds will tell 

I'.l I I 

was a 


Forepaugb Park, mi Friday and Saturday, 

will he the scene (if what promisee to he a 

• of exciting races. About 200 entries 
have been received, ampng them being many 
well-known fast men, as follows: 

Quarter Mile Dash, Ordinary W. L WUhelm, 
f.R. Hasleton, W. v. -. H. Crawford, B. P. 

M. Daniel, S. W. Merrihew. 

Half Kile Dash, Safety [oseph a. AlUraler, H 
V Yost, P. M. Dampman, 1 R. Hasleton, W. W. 1 

Win. S. Schumacher, W IV West, Win Van Wagoner. 
II. E. Laurie, W. J. Willis. 

One Mile, 3.30 Class, Ordinary H. Gill and V. S. 


TWO Mill li \-: I Dampman, Taxis and |ohn 

Ohe mii.k oiks, safety, Handicap P. H. i.arri- 

gnes, I. A. Allgaier. II V. Vest. W. I Willis, P. M 
Dampman, !. R. Hasleton, W. W. Taxis. W. S Schu- 
macher. R. P. McCurdv, W. P. Murphv, 1'. A Berlo, 
Wm. P. West, J. H. Draper, William Van Wagoner. 
II. B. Laurie. 

Half Kile Ordinary, Open -W. L WUhelm, f.R. 
Hasleton, W. W. Taxis, s. H. Crawford, B. P. M. Dan- 
iel, S. W. Merrih 

Half Mile, Hands Off, Safety i A. Alls 

II V Yost, II. K. Laurie. W. [. Willis, J. R. Hasleton, 

W. W. Taxis. J. H. Draper. Win. Van Wagoner. 

Safety. 1.30 Class R P. McCurdy, w. \. p 
Wm l:. Riegle, W. |. (Ireer, P. B. Marriott, V. |. 

Half Hile Tandem 1. R. Hasleton and mate, 1 B 

KlUge and I'eter Berlo. W. W. Taxis and Win l\ 
Wm. P. and Chas. M. Murphy. 

Half Mile, Boys Under ■ . Safbta l. S Bret/., 

J Warner Alexander. Harry B. Watson. 

Half Mile Ride ash Run, ordinary P N 

Dampman. W W. Taxis, John H Draper, S. Wallace 
Merrihew and B, P. M* Daniel. 

One Mile Match Race, Ordinary Sam. H. Craw. 

ford vs. I R lla/.clton. 

One-half Mile Safety, Handicap— H. k. i.aurie, 
W. 1. Willis, i' H Oarrig-uea, I A. Allagapr, II V 

Yost, 1". M. Dampman. W W l.iv., Wm S Schu- 
macher, R. I*. McCurdy, Wm. P. West. |. II. Di. 
C. 1". Kluge, Van Wagoner. I'eter Berlo. Prank A 
Price, Wm. B. Riegle, V. 

Mills, W.J. Greer, Wm. N. 

J. Kelly. John A. Wells. 

i; thrm 

One-half Mile Championship, Philadelphia, 

SAFI IV |. R. Ha/elton. W W. Taxis, R P. McCurdy, 
1 .11 Draper. 

sec in' 1 1 DAY, 

li 1. ordinary w. s Ranch. 1. j. 

Diver, Chas. Hickman. K. W. Schlensig, H. toll and 
Edwin I ) Roe. 

Mni Match Race. Ordinary w. w Tufa, 

Philadelphia, vs. W. I. Wilhelm, Reading. 

One mii.i Tandem, Safety .1 R Hasleton and 

mate. C B. Kluge and I'eter Berlo. W W. Taxis and 
Wm. P. West, Wm. P. and Chas M. Murphy. 

One Mni. Boys Under 16, Safety Pranl 
and II. L. Crowther. 

Mile Ordinary W. 1. Wilhelm, I. R h 
ton, w. W Taxis. S. H. Craw Anthony, 

Wm. P. Murphy, Charles M. Murphy and s. w 

Oni mmi — . Ordinary E Schoch,V s. 

Anilerson, J. H. Draper, V. I. Kelly and ( 

HALF Mni SAFETY Wm. S Schumacher, J. 
A. Algaier. W. W, Taxis, 11 v Yost, I. R 

. C. K. Kluge, W. Van Wagoner. I! 
Laurie, and W. I. Wil 

half Mi li Ordinary, Handicap t: w 
upman, w. 1 Wilhelm, 8. 11 

rd. I H. Draper. \". |. Kelly. S Wallls Merri- 
hew. 1 M Murphv. Wm. P. Murphy. 1 
Anthony, J. B. Pierson, 1 

Ml Daniel. 

MALI Mim TRICYCLI W W Taxis. William 

: I 11 1 iraper. 
Mile, Th rbi Mini 11 Class, Safety Robert 

■ uidv. William I West, I H l>i.i|» I. ? M 

Dampman, 11. Y s *t, 1 \ 

■ and 1 a 1 fimon 

hmimiii Hands Off, Ordinary i k Hasleton, 
w w. 11 

M< Dan nthony and Charles P. Murphy, 

Two mii 1 Safety, h midicap P 11 G 

I II. A Hi aii r, II V Yi I, I' M Dampman. |. K II 
ton.W W Taxis, Wm S Schumacher. R I' McCurdy, 


,\ W< lis, C. a Dlmon, C. B Klu( ■ . 11 1 1 aui 
W 1 Vi 

I i •■■.! i. ORDINARY W 

Murphv and S \\ hew, 

t Handicap— P. M. 

\\ 1 Wilhelm, I K II A 8 

'.' I k.! 

nnv, J. H. B. 1 

HALI Mil I I'lin M'> I IHIA i il IMPIOH MO 

,v I Wilheli impman. I l< II 



ink. Young and S. Jamison. 

September 5, 1890.] 




The atmospheric conditions of Labor Day were all 
that could be desired by wheelmen, and it was a most 
admirable day for racing purposes, although old Sol's 
refulgent rays were a trifle uncomfortable at times. 
The Atalanta Wheelmen had selected this day for 
their annual ten mile handicap road race over the 
Elizabeth-Rahway course, and they were up and stir- 
ring betimes. About thirty members left Lincoln 
Park shortly after 9 o'clock a. m. for the scene of bat- 
tle, and they were accompanied by twenty or more 
members of the Business Men's Cycle League and a 
following of the "unwashed," while many others 
straggled down later. Along the course a fair sprink- 
ling of wheelmen watched the contest with interest, 
among them being several lady riders, and at the 
Rahway end the populace turned out in large numbers, 
notwithstanding the fact that it was only possible for 
them to witness the racers turn about and dash back 
to Elizabeth. Although there were eleven entries, 
but eight starters were on hand. Hornfeck did not 
look with gracious eyes upon his two minutes handi- 
cap ; Charley Thorne had sprained his ankle the pre- 
ceding day, and Congleton had sought the companion- 
ship of two riders of the gentler sex in preference to 
exerting himself on the race course. The start was 
made from a point two miles or so from the lo.wer end 
of the course, and the men then rode to the Elizabeth 
end back to Rahway, and then to a point about a mile 
from the Elizabeth line. This necessitated two turns. 
At exactly 10:30 the men were started in the following 
order: Coffin, 5 min.; Halsey, 4 min.; Pridham, 3 min.; 
Struck, 2^ min.; Scudder, 1 min.; Swain, y 2 min.; 
Brock and Thorne, scratch. Every starter was mount- 
ed upon a safety with the exception of Struck. The 
men started off at a good pace, and held their respect- 
ive positions for a mile or so. The first turn was 
made in the order named : Coffin, Pridham, Halsey, 
Struck, Swain, Brock, Scudder and Thorne. Imme- 
diately after turning Swain started in for first place, 
and rode a commendable race, passing every compet- 
itor excepting Coffin, who had 4^ minutes slart, and 
he was but a few seconds behind him at the finish. 
The two scratch men were unable to overcome their 5 
minutes handicap, which was too severe for the level 
and smooth course. The order of finish and actual 
time of the contestants were as follows : Coffin, 37m. 
16s.; Swain, 35m. 10s.; Pridham, 39m.; Struck, 39m. 28s.; 
Brock, 37m. 23s.; Thorne, 37m. 25s.; Halsey, 43m.; 
Scudder, 40m. i6J^s. It is greatly to be deplored that 
the gold medal was not offered as a time prize. Coffin 
was a dark horse of the most raven hue, who claims 
to be a rider of but two months' experience. He 
could have been placed at scratch and still captured 
a good place. The officials were : Timers, Will A. 
Drabble, E. Fletcher Miller. Scorer, Herman Horn- 
feck. Starter, Captain A. T. Rummell. Clerk of 
Course, A. J. Butterfield. Another race will take 
place on Election Day for a medal offered by Presi- 
dent Drabble, which must be won twice to become 
the property of the winner. 


Light-weight W. E. Eldridge, of the Hudson County 
Wheelmen, started in on Saturday afternoon last, at 
4:30 o'clock, to capture the club's twenty-four hour 
medal, and he rode until 4:27 o'clock on Sunday after- 
noon, covering 205W miles. Eldridge rode through the 
Orange district all Saturday night and the early hours 
of Sunday, being cheered on his way by the luminous 
countenance of fair Luna's entire face and the com- 
panionship of a clubmate who viewed the strange noc- 
turnal sights through a pair of spectacles. About 8 
o'clock a. m. Eldridge changed the scene of battle 
against time to the Elizabeth-Rahway course, and was 
paced during the day by a trio of Atalantas. Eldridge 
was just nineteen and a half hours in the saddle, and 
finished in comparatively good condition. He also 
made a twelve hour record of 115 miles, which will 
cause E. P. McLaughlin to bestride his wheel on Sun- 
day next and endeavor to put the figures up a peg or 
two higher. McLaughlin was resting on 103 miles as 
the twelve hour club record before Eldridge stepped 
in and went him twelve miles better. L. N. Thorne, 
of the Atalantas, also intends to have a shy at the 
twenty-four hour record on the coming Sunday. 

If the Wheelmen's Bowling League decides to have 
but five men on a team this season, as announced, 
the Atalantas will be obliged to inaugurate a tourna- 
ment of some kind among themselves. The club pos- 
sesses at least fifteen good and trustworthy bowlers, 
and almost double that number of sphere-tossers of 
more or less ability. Besides these, there will prob- 
ably be a score of new members to try their hands at 
the game this season. With but five men on a team, 
the club's chances for a trophy are again bright. 
Meanwhile the prize won last year is slowly molding 
in the hands of Mr. Thomas Crichton or some other 
Brooklynite, despite the imperative and frequent de- 
mands for the same by Captain Edwards and others. 
For laxity, inertitude and unalloyed apathy, the trophy 
committee of the Bowling League are to be com- 

Immediately after the races on Monday, the Ata- 
lantas and Business Men's Cycling League, forming a 
party of over fifty, rode to Seawarren for dinner. It 
required a sharp tussle, however, to secure the much- 
desired food, and those who tipped the waiters most 
substantially were about the only ones who came 

away satisfied. In the afternoon the cyclers repaired 
to Boynton Beach, conducted a rural ball game to 
please themselves, and sought amusement in sundry 
ways until the time arrived for the return trip. 

On Friday evening, September 26, if the weather is 
in a proper condition, the Atalantas will hold their an- 
nual moonlight sail and clambake, and it is expected 
that there will be a large turn out, as all previous 
launch parties have been productive of much enjov- 
ment. Four moonlight runs are on the card for Sep- 

More bicycles were seen on the roads throughout 
Essex and Union counties on Labor Day than have 
ever been noticed before. Every one who could scare 
up a wheel of any description was out inhaling a sup- 
ply of ozone. The day was a model one for wheeling, 
and every one seemed to appreciate the fact and take 
advantage of it. 

The sidewalk fiend has been "jumped on " again, 
for Bloomfield, the only town that had not issued a 
royal ukase against the unsportsman-like practice, 
has fallen into line, and five dollars will be the price 
asked for the use of the pedestrians' path in the future. 
It is now impossible to utilize the sidewalks for riding 
purposes anywhere in this vicinity without becoming 
liable to entanglement in the meshes of the law. 

Eight new members were admitted to membership 
at a meeting of the Atalanta Wheelmen held on 
Wednesday evening of this week. The club now has 
about ninety members. The prizes won at the recent 
road race were distributed to the winners. 



The Philadelphia Wheelmen who were at the League 
meet have organized a club, which differs somewhat 
from other organizations, inasmuch as only those cy- 
clers who attended the Convention at Niagara will be 
admitted. It was organized August 28, in the smoking 
compartment of the parlor car, on the return trip from 
the Falls, and will be known as the Niagara Just Now 
Club. U. C. Herbert, of the Pennsylvania Bicycle 
Club, was elected President ; H. L. Heffern, South 
End, Vice-President ; George Caryl, South End, Sec- 
retary-Treasurer. A special meeting will be held 
Thursday, September u, probably at the club-house 
of the Columbia Cyclers or the Oxford Wheelmen, to 
adopt a club emblem or button. It is very probable 
that the button will be of a very bright color, on ac- 
count of the boys painting Niagara red on the days of 
the meet. The dues of N. J. N. will be very light, and 
any information can be had by sending your address 
to George Caryl, 1,726 South Broad Street, Philadel- 
phia. At present there are thirty-one members on the 
roll, including members from the Pennsylvania, Cen- 
tury, South End, Columbia, Oxford, Camden, Hazle- 
ton, and Baltimore Clubs. The object is to continue 
the sociability and friendship established during the 
trip. The club will meet once a month, at different 

The C. F. S. Cycling Club, of the U. S., is also an- 
other organization on the same plan. 

N. J. N. 



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[Vol. VI., No. 2. 



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Congratulations on your issue of the 22nd ult. are 
certainly in order. It simply takes the whole bakery. 
— N. H. Weeds, Brooklyn Bicycle Club. 

IN England, pneumatic-tyred wheels sweep 
all before them, and the men who ride solid- 
tyred wheels are beaten before they face the 
starter. Yet the N. C. U. does nothing. Let 
our American Racing Board show the way and 
class the machines. 

THE Racing Board has a deal of back-bone. 
We feel sure that it will not flinch from 
duty, and with the performance of that duty a 
new batch of promateurs or professionals stares 
us in the face. The expense-payment system 
has been carried beyond the line established by 
the Board, and investigations will soon be on 
the cards. 

THE rapidly broadening market for light 
and middle weight wheels proves that 
the public have been taught the value of light 
machines under certain conditions. The edu- 
cational movement was largely fostered by the 
Capital Cycle Co., and they reaped their reward 
by an unusually large season in 1889. 

This year, a number of makers and importers, 
having read the signs of the times and properly 
noted the straws, have found a good demand 
for cycles weighing from thirty-two to forty- 
four pounds. 

It is true that the light wheel is not the acme 
of cycle construction under all conditions. It 
is folly for a heavy or hard rider to invest in a 
light-weight. There are also thousands of 
miles of American roads over which no light 
wheel could live. We think that the season of 
1890 will witness a general lightening in weight 
even in the product of our most conservative 

concerns. To carry a perfect line of wheels, it 
would seem that a seller should have at least 
two, if not three weights. Since cycling at- 
tracts many men of inferior muscular tone and 
outfit, since we especially urge people of light 
physique and of sedentary habits to take to the 
sport, why should not their wants be consid- 

WE can see but one logical solution of the 
tyre problem on the race path, and that 
is the separation of solid from cushion and 
pneumatic-tyred wheels. It is unfair to bar 
the owner of a pneumatic-tyred wheel from the 
path ; it is impossible to handicap them, for the 
reason that at the present time there is not 
enough evidence to enable anyone to accurately 
gauge the advantage of the pneumatic or 
cushion over the solid. No standard penalty 
can be adopted, since, from our present knowl- 
edge, we know that the advantage of the pneu- 
matic or cushion is increased or decreased with 
the good or bad condition of a race path. For 
the present, we think they should be classified. 
The developments of the next few months 
will find an easier solution than is possible at 

THE season conspicuous for a blazing sun, 
dust-begrimed roads, and languid days 
will soon be but an opprobrious memory, and 
the followers of the wheel will speedily be able 
to ride wherever their fancy, governed by a good 
road dictates, and enjoy the rural scenes while 
clothed in their most becoming garb. Nothing 
promotes a more perfect sensation of invigora- 
tion and self-satisfaction than a jaunt awheel 
on a clear, cool Autumn day over a hard 
country road amid the variegated foliage, the 
garnered fields and the gently falling leaves — 
all harbingers of the near approach of Winter's 
icy blasts and frigid weather. 

He who foreswore the manifold attractions of 
the Niagara meet and can spend his vacation 
touring awheel during October's mellow days 
is fortunate indeed. 

WITH the return of cool weather comes the 
season for bowling, and from the pres- 
ent outlook the wheelmen of this vicinity will 
indulge in this healthy recreation to a greater 
extent than ever before. It is pre-eminently 
the chosen Winter pastime of the cyclists, and 
is one to be commended to the fraternity 
throughout the North. It inspires a feeling of 
joviality and good-fellowship among the vari- 
ous clubs and is productive of much individual 
affability. Moreover, it entirely extirpates the 
pronounced proneness of the members of each 
organization to coalesce or become torpid dur- 
ing the Winter months. It is self-evident that 
without continual strong attractions a marked 
tendency comes to the surface in a cycling 
organization for the constituency to drift apart, 
or become slightly alienated from the wheeling 
world during the reign of Jack Frost, and bowl- 
ing counteracts all these inclinations most 

THE number of vehicles stolen in New York 
and Brooklyn continues to multiply. 1 >eal- 
ers are caused an incalculable amount of dam- 
age and annoyance by the abuse or loss of rent- 
ed wheels. It has been suggested that a local 
mutual protective association be formed among 
cycle agents. At the present time, the dealer 
considers it bad policy to punish those who 

steal wheels, and they hesitate t" < ibtain r • Iressi 

from people who damage their good! 
ially that their loss and repair account swells to 
startling proportions. Should a trade union be 
formed, the union, and not the dealer, would 
take care of people who make it a habit to take 
out wheels and misuse them. The idea is well 
worthy of consideration. 


(Special to The Wheel.) 

A special dispatch from Peoria, received just 
as The Wheel is going to press, informs us 
that W. W. Windle on September n, rode a half 
mile, standing start, in im. 10 4-5S. This is 
world's record. The ordinary record was im. 
12 4-5S., held by W. A. Rowe. The English 
record is im. 13 3-5S., made August 30 by 


At Bristol, August 23, several attempts were 
made to lower various records, and although a 
high wind prevailed, success was met with in 
three instances. Messrs. Cramp and Scheltema- 
Bedwin lowered the tandem flying quarter to 
35 1-5S. unassisted by pacemakers. Dr. E. B. 
Turner brought the five mile tricycle record 
down to 13m. 50 3-5S. , and in the gathering 
darkness R. J. Mecredy made an assault on the 
two-mile safety record, moving it down to 5m. 
11 3-5S. At the Catford meet, W. C. Jones took a 
shot at the safety half-mile record, but the heavy 
track prevented him from getting nearer than 
im. 12 4-5S., or 1 4-5S. outside. The perform- 
ance was considered remarkable under the un- 
favorable conditions. On August 18, however, 
he lowered the flying quarter-mile safety to 
31 4-5S. It was previously 32 1-5S, 


On August 18, Holbein, the English road 
rider, broke his own existing fifty mile road rec- 
ord by im. 31s. , riding the distance in 2h. 38m. 
57s. He rode from Petersborough to Hitchin. 
Messrs. P. C. Wilson and E. Dangerfield acted 
as pacemakers, riding a tandem, and made the 
fifty miles in 2h. 40m. 34s., which is 5m. 29s. 
better than the tandem record made by Messrs. 
Wilson and Mills. 

On the Paddington track W. E. Langton, 200 
yards, recently rode two miles in 5m. 1 8 3-5S. , 
which is the record for two miles, handicap. 

On August 23, B. W. Crump and P. W. 
Scheltema-Beduin went for the flying quarter 
record on a tandem tricycle, and covered the 
distance in 35 1-5S. , beating the previous best 
record by 3-5S. Dr. E. B. Turner also endeav- 
ored to lower the tricycle records up to five 
miles. Result : 



One mile 2111. 46s 2m. 37 3-5S. 

Two miles. ..5m. 31 4-5S 5111. 24 '■-',.-, 

Three miles 8m. igs ...8m. 6j|s. 

Pour miles. . 11m. 6 1-5S* 11111. S 4-5S. 

Five miles. . 13m. 50 3-5S* 13m. 58 2-5S. 

* New record. 

R. J. Mecredy, Dublin University B. C, then 
made a new two mile safety record. His dines 
were: One mile, 2m. 33 2-5S. ; two miles, 5111. 
12 4-5S., which beats his own recently estab- 
lished record by 2 2-5S. 

"We are practical ; we arc expert ; we are Old ; we 
are more intelligent Hum anybody else ; we want the 
Earth, but, boo-hoo ! we can't have it. Such is the 
lachrymosal wail sent up by the double-headed edi 
torial stall' of one of our esteemed contemporaries. 

It is results that count ; the paper, the thing' produced, 

is the index of the "go" and brains behind it, We 
fear our friends are too practical 10 he thoughtful; 
too old to be enterprising, and so fearfully over-intel- 
ligent that they stand appalled at their own mental 
radiance and do nothing. Next. 

NEW RO( 'll Ki .1 E in BE KEPT AWAKE. 

The Westchester County Wheelmen will hold an in- 
formal house warming, to-morrow evening, In their 

new club house, at New Rochelle. The fatted call will 
be killed at S o'clock, ami the house will rem. nil open 

until midnight, and hilarity will reign supreme, fhe 
affair is under the management ol the Hoard ol Trus 

Ires, as follows: B.C. I'ullcl, II C, IVllcx.K, |' s, 

I' - 1 

I'd, Kllgcno \alellliue, I'.. II. Mlll'gi'-., < . I, 1 

edei icK fenkina, P, A. Tayloi and r, \ Sammis, 

7 a 

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I'll 1 1. 1. 1 flp In a lou main. 11 1. 

inge Wheelmen's Race for the President's 
. nge Cop. 
Ten-mile nai id race ol the Vonkers 

le Club. Riverdale Avenue conn 
. Wheelmen's Twenty-five Mile Handi- 
cap Row] R*< >• 
Tournament at Meadville, Pa. 
Minneapolis Bicycle Club's Twenty Mile Road 

Pe B >• • >!• • 1 

Inb's Tournament 
a Louisville, Kv. 

it Lynn, Mass, Address P. H. Cann, Y. 
M C A., Lynn. 
-Tryon Cup, Ten-mile Team Race, open to A. C 

: Philadelphia. 
-Combined Lantern Parade of all Philadelphia 

Tournament at Bck's Park, Minneapolis. 
Omaha Wheel Club's Tournament. Address 
Chicago St., Omaha, 

it Parkside, Chi 

-Third Annual Race of tin- South End Wheel- 
men, Philadelphia, at Brotherhood Park 

Toronto Bicycle flub, fourth and fifth handicap 
Roa ta 

si-mile ko.i.l Kan-, Penn. Wheelmen, Reading 

.a Burrillville, R 1. 
.a 1 iavenport, Iowa. 

-Tournament at Green Bay, Wis. 

-Rockland Co. Wheelmen's Races at County 

Spring Valley, N. V. Entries close 
with Norman Gardenier, Hillsdale, N. J., 

-Ten-mile handicap road race over the Railway 

Avenue course, open to Union Co.. N. J.. 

-Ten mile Road Race i f tile Brooklyn Bicycle 

Club, Irvington-Milburn course. Entries 

-Postponed Tournament at l'reeport, 111. 

1 Bicycle Races at Inter-State Pair. 



S. I 


1.— Bicycle races at Illinois State Pair, l'coria. 
1.— Ten-mile Championship Race of the Century 

Wheelmen, Baltimore 

•ton Athletic Club's «5-mile Handicap Road 

Entries close Sept. tj, with A. 1). 

J r 
4. — Harlem wheelmen's Road R 

4.— Tournament at Westchester County Pair, White 
Plain-.. S V Entries clos with R. 

H, Hoey, Whit.- Plains. N. V 
-Annual Race Meet, Virginia Division 1 , at Nor- 
11.— Annual Championship Meeting of the A A, 
,: Washington, I). C. 
-. at the Frederick County, Md., Fair. 
rnament at Birmingham, Ala. Address 
: House. 


TIk- annual tournament <>f the Chattano 

September ta and 1 | at 

Irivins park. Wheelmen from everywhere 

Dvitea tu Ik- present and a good time is 

A parade will take- place <>n Friday 

noon through the principal streets tu tin 

track. Id the evening a lantern parade will 

•it runs and trips have 

need. The racing events to be- 

hk- 1 DAI 
Half-Mi en to all wheelmen who 

old medal 

nal owner- 

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The tournament of the Omaha Wheel Club, 

to be held at the Fair grounds in that city, Sept. 
[8, 19 and 30, will l>e the greatest cycling 

event ever witnessed in that part of the country, 
The club is determined to make the all air wor- 
thy of the city and surrounding country, and 

preparations are being made on the must elabo- 
rate scale. All the local racing talent is in act- 
ive training, and the presence of sume of the 

fast and must popular racing men in the country 
is almost a foregone conclusion. Besides the 

races, a hill climbing contest will be among the 
attractions, on Davenport Street, and the pri/.es 

— a gold medal and a $2,000 accident insurance 
policy — will ensure many entries. A road race 
to Florence, and a lantern parade, will also tend 
to add interest to the affair. The various racing 
events and prizes are as follows. 


One Mile Ordinary, Novii e First, cyclometer, 

Overman Wheel Company; second, .me pair 

ONE Mill SAFETY. NOVICE First, parlor lamp; 
second, one pair bicycle shoes. 
Two MILE ORDINARY, OPEN- First, Winchester ri- 

. md, leather collar and cuff box. 
Half .Milk SAFETY, OPEN— First, silver cup: 
ond, meerschaum pipe. 

1 medal, by ( ). W. C. 

oni- Mni- Safety, Nebraska Championship— $30 

gold medal, by 0. W. C. 

Two Milk ORDINARY, HANDICAP First, tfold head- 
ed umbrella; second, line lamp. 

one Mile Ordinary, O. W. C. Diamond medal. 
One Quarter Mile dash, ordinary- First, gold 

headed cane; second, suit of tights, bv Brie Knitting 


ii\i Mni Ordinary, Handicap Pint, Kodak 
camera, by Eastman Company; second, one pair $15 

pants; third, one pair bicycle six- 

Two Milk Safety, Handii ai- First, marble clock. 
•ope Manufacturing Company; second, safety 

ONE Mni Ordinary, Open first, amateur photo- 
graphing outfit; second, silk umbrella. 

Three Mile Lap Race, 1. a w. onl\ First, 
League uniform; second, one pair $15 pants; third, one 
poker set. 


—$30 gold medal, by L. E. Holton. 

Oni Mni s\ii ik mi \ First, lie pictun 
Frame; second, safety lamp, by Gormully & Jeffrey 

One Half milk Dash. Ordinary, Open First, 
traveling case; Becond, silk umbrella. 

Two Mni Handicap, 0. w. c. First. <>. w, C. 

, up; Second, gold medal. 

Pivi Mni Open First, fine parlor lamp; second, 
rat nap pedals; third, bronse vase. 

(iNt Mni ordinary, Boys 1 y~bars ind under 
First, Little ■ Hani Ss 
second, silver medaL 

Mni. Consolation, Ordinary First, bicycle 

shirt; second, luggage carrier; third, one pair tennis 

The officials wiil be as follows: 

Referee, S. V, G. Griswold; judges, II 11. 
Rhodes, G. O. Francisco, w. I-:. Coombe . timers, 
\ B. Hudson, Prank Parmalee; umpires, W. 
11 Head, <;. P. Bpeneter, A M. Cowie; scorer, 
I 1 Bbersolej handicapper, C. II Stone; clerk 
of course, P. T. Mittauer; assistant clerk-- w 
rlau, 1 >r F n Conner; Btarter, William 

Reception Committee A. II. Perrigo, 1 1 

Mittaucr and I 1 '■ Smith . he-ad<|iiat ters ;l l 

Secretary of the Tournament- A H Perrigo, 


A i loui n.iin.iit will be held st Bli i 

undei the managemenl »1 Loul 
live hundred dollar* In i 

will I 

mile .. one mil.- safety, open; two mile, 

handicap; hall mile, ordinary; twnm 

. u ; five mile, profcHnionnl ; 
npen, flying ttart ; one mile, ride and run, 

iiionship: two mile ordinary, handicap; half- 


I wo mile . lab, championship, 

ITY i m i< 

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The lirst annual mad race of the Washington 

Cycling Club, Chicago, which was run Satur- 
day morning, September 6, was a bowling sue- 
so t" speak. 

Out Of thirteen starters ten were lucky 

enough to finish. The course was a ten mile 

one, from the Wisconsin Central tracks over to 

las Park, thence to Humboldt Park, the 

finish being near the start. The race was B 
handicap one. the limit being seven minutes. 
F. II. Brown, W. J. Anderson, W, C. Thome, 

and H. Nelson White were the scratch men ; \\ 
A Boyle, mi.; C. G. Sinsabaugh, sm. ; W. |. 
White.' W. H. Chenoweth, 3m.; W. L. Whit- 
son, W. Montross and R. M. Peare, Jr., 4m. ; 

K. C. Craigie and Fred H. Allen. ;m., and A. 
W. Tai't, 6m., were the startus. Although the 
course was a heavy one owing to ram, good 
time was made. C. <l. Sinsabaugh won the 

race and made the second best time. Owing 
to the rules of the race lie could not take the 
two pri/.es, so the second time medal fell to II. 
X. White. F. A. Brown won the time cup. 
The following is the order in which they fin- 
ished, also their time : C. G. Sinsabaugh. time 
37m. 30s.; Fred Allen, 41m.; W. H. Cheno- 
weth, Jr. , 39m. i?s. ; W. Montross, 40m. 
W. L. Whitson, 41m.; P. H. Brown, 37m. 15s 
11. X. White. 37m. 40s.; W. J. Anderson, 37m. 
4?s. ; R. M. Peare, Jr., 41m." 50s., and A. W. 
Taft, 45m. 

There was a large crowd of spectators pres- 
ent, and not a lew ladies were noticed wearing 
the red star of the Washingtons. The only 
accident was the one that befell unlucky Peare, 
who took a peculiar " header" at the start and 
thus lost his chance of winning the time cup. 
W A. Boyle and W. J. White did not finish 


The rain on Saturday morning last caused 
the Riverdale course, between Spuyten Duyvil 
and Riverdale to assum< a very heavy -and 
moist condition; but the Vonkers Bicycle Club 
held their ten mile handicap road race over the 
stretch, nevertheless. There were eleven start- 
ers, and the winners were as follows K. K. Mel- 
knap, Star Cycle Club, 4111. i;s, lirst. time. 
44m. 12s. ; G. V. Crawford, Westchester County 
Wheelmen, sin., second, time, 44m. ;;- . C P. 

Marsden, Jr., Yonki I m., third, 

time, 43m. t8a ; J- J. Van Tassell. Star Bicycle 
Club, 4111. i;s., fourth, time. 45m. 44s. . C. Burn- 
ham. Vonkers Bicycle Club. ;m., fifth, time. 

4-'m. 1 > 

1 H. Lockwood, of the Vonkers Club, was 
scratch, and he rude a strung race, but was un- 
able to reach the limit men. securing sixth 
place. The pri/.es were distributed at the Von 
dub rooms, after the face. The first prize- 
was a silver water pitcher, and the others con 
sisted of a gold medal, vases, silk umbrella, and 
gol.l scarf pm 


( >n Labor I •■ & at 

Rothsville, Pa., neai Lancaster, which attracted 

B large- number of s|" and proved a 

highly creditable and well managed all. ur. 

Charles Konigmacher, Bphrata, was refi 
.md |. G. Zook. II. G. Kemper -md Dr. I B 

as follows 
11 ei 1 Mu 1 Not 1. 1 11 w Pisbburn, tusi rime, 

. 1 . 1 M Dampman, \ C B \ . 

Mni 1 .-i -. 1 -, championship 1: R G 
Pivi Mu 1 < iKi'i. nkv 1 M Dampman, first rime, 

join. 8s. 

Mni Rjdi tub Run 1 M Dampman, 
«m 17s. 
Hundred Yard Blow Raci Dawson Pornwalt, 

11 m 1 mu 1 1 1 1 mi lampman, Alvin 

■ 1st, bul it was . la d be held 1 

eh ed the pi 


111 the hill 

September 12, 1890. 



The tournament at Forepaugh Park, under 
the management of C. E. Updegraff, which took 
place on Friday and Saturday of last week, was 
distinguished by some pretty finishes, and also 
by the large number of falls sustained by the 
contestants. No one received serious injury, 
however, excepting Anthony, who unfortunate- 
ly had his thumb broken, and was otherwise 
bruised and cut. 

The track had been banked at the corners, 
and although not perfect, was in very fair shape. 
The large crowd of spectators expected on Sat- 
urday was somewhat diminished in number by 
the ram which fell early in the afternoon. The 
interest of Saturday's races centred in the much 
talked of one mile match race between Taxis 
and Wilhelm, the prize being a handsome silver 
tea set. Both men had been preparing for the 
trial for some time, and as they mounted their 
machines at scratch each appeared in good con- 
dition, Wilhelm looking the stronger of the two. 
They got off well together, Taxis leading by 
about a wheel's length. It was by no means a 
fast race, both men watching each other close- 
ly. Beginning with the fourth lap the pace was 
quickened, and on the backstretch Taxis start- 
ed in for all he was worth, Wilhelm following 
suit and closing up the yard or so that his com- 
petitor had snatched from him on the first spurt. 
Then the Reading man drew up alongside, and 
forced the Philadelphian to ride his best. Round 
the last turn the two came wheel and wheel, the 
whole field and the grand stand yelled and 
shrieked and cheered for each as they tore down 
the homestretch. Amid a wild scene of confu- 
sion they crossed the tape together, and the 
judges gave the result a dead heat. Time, 3m. 
20 2-5S. There was nothing to do but to run the 
event again, and after a short interval, the two 
rivals again mounted, and the same scene was 
enacted over again, except that this time Wil- 
helm led and for three laps Taxis hung close to 
him. On the fourth lap, as in the former race, 
the hatchet as well as the track was dug up in 
earnest, and straining every nerve the men 
came round the last turn with Wilhelm slightly 
in advance. The Reading man's friends then 
declared that he had the race and there was 
considerable betting on the result. Twenty 
yards from the tape Taxis drew about level 
with his antagonist, and then it was a sheer case 
of who could drive his machine hardest and get 
the advantage of a last shove over the tape. 
Taxis got it. Amidst tremendous excitement 
he snatched victory from the very jaws of de- 
feat by less, apparently, than half a foot, and 
the great match race was over. 

The one mile open for ordinary machines was 
a good race, A. A. Zimmerman winning from 
Wilhelm and S. W. Merrihew, the former tak- 
ing second place. Owing to the number of 
competitors, the one mile three-minute class 
was run in heats. W. J. Willis, of England, 
rode under protest and won in 3m. 21 4-5S. He 
was mounted on a pneumatic-tyre wheel. 

The two mile safety handicap was one of the 
most interesting events of the day, and again 
demonstrated the racing capabilities of the 
"pneumatic." H. E. Laurie, of England. W. 
F. Murphy, New York Athletic Club, and J. R. 
Hazleton Were on a scratch, and the dozen other 
competitors had all the way from 30 to 280 
yards start. By the end of the first mile several 
men cried enough and dropped out, while the 
three scratch men closed up on the field. It 
was then a race between the three noted flyers, 
and Laurie won handily, with Murphy second 
and Hazleton third. 

The race that created about as much excite- 
ment as any on the programme was the one for 
the colored championship of Pennsylvania. 
Only two started, W. Brown and Frank Young. 
Two uproarious shouts of "Go it, Brownie," 
" Give it him, Youngey," and the two colored 
seekers after racing fame pumped honestly and 
seriously for all they were worth four times 
round. On the last lap Brown proved too much 
for his competitor and won with comparative 

H. E. Laurie then started in to make, if 
possible, a record for the track, and, paced by a 
few local men, went to work for five miles. 
The best he could do for the distance was 15m. 
37s., which, considering the track, was good 

Summaries of the two days' races follow: 


One Mile Novice, Safety— Clark Linton, R. W., 
first ; J. Heffern, second. Time, 3m. 23 1-5S. 

Quarter-mile Dash— First heat : W. W. Taxis, 
first ; A. A. Zimmerman, second ; W. I. Wilhelm, 
third. Time, 42 3-5S. Second heat : C. M. Murphy, 
first ; E. C. Anthony, second. Anthony fell on last 
lap, no time taken. Final heat— A. A. Zimmerman, 
first ; C. M. Murphy, second ; W. I. Wilhelm, third. 
Time, 42 3-5S. 

Half-mile Dash, Safety, Scratch— J. R. Hazle- 
ton, C. W., first ; C. M. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, second. 
Time, im. 26s. Six started. 

One Mile Ordinary, Scratch— E. J. Kelly, R. W., 
first ; C. A. Elliott, C. W., second. Time, 3m. 19 1-5S. 

Two Mile Team, Ordinary, Scratch (Open to 
Philadelphia teams of three men each) — F. M. Damp- 
man, W. W. Taxis and J. H. Draper had a walkover. 
Time, 7m. 24 4-5S. 

One Mile Open, Safety, Handicap— W. F. Mur- 
phy, N. Y. A. C, scratch, first ; W. F. West, A. C. 
S. N., go yards, second ; F. W. Garrigues, C. W., 145 
yards, third. Time, 2m. 56 2-5S. 

This was a very pretty race, Mu»phy catching the 
leader within 20 feet of the tape. In this event also 
were H. E. Laurie, N. Y. A. C, scratch ; R. P. Mc- 
Curdy, S. E. W., 100 yards; F. B. Marriott, no yards; 
F. W. Greer, R. W., 100 yards; C. A. Dimon, S. E. W., 
160 yards ; W. B. Reigle, 140 yards ; J. H. Draper, A. 
C. S. N., 80 yards ; E. A. Powers, R. W., 80 yards. 

Half-mile Ordinary, Open— A. A. Zimmerman, 
first ; C. M. Murphy, second. Time, im. 23s. 

Taxis, Merrihew and Wilhelm also started, but 
dropped out on the last lap, Zimmerman winning a 
very pretty race from Murphy. 

Half Mile Hands off, Safety, Scratch— J. R. 
Hazleton, C. W., first; V. J. Kelly, second. Time, 
im. 31s. 

One Mile 3.20 Class, Safety, Scratch (Heats, best 
two in three)— First heat: W. J, Greer, R. W., first; W. 
B. Reigle, second. Time, 3m. 12s. Second heat: V. J. 
Kelly, R. W., first; C. A. Elliott, second. Time, 3m. 13 
2-5S. Third heat : W. J. Greer, R W., first ; C. A. El- 
liott, second. Time, 3m. 8 1-5S. 

Half Mile Tandem, Safety, Scratch— W. F. 
Murphy and Charles M. Murphy, N. Y. A. C, walk- 
over. Time, im. 30 2-5S. 

Half Mile, Boys' Safety, Scratch— L. L. Bretz, 
first; Harry B. Watson, second. Time, 2m. 34s. 

Half Mile, Ride and Run, Ordinary— W. W. 
Taxis, A. C. S. N., first ; F. M. Dampman, A. C. S. N., 
second. Time, im. 58 2-5S. 

One Mile Match, Ordinary— J. R. Hazleton, C. 
W., first; Samuel Crawford, R. W., second. Time, 3m. 
8 3-5S. 

Half Mile Safety, Handicap— F. R. Gaugner, C. 
W., 70 yards, first; E. W. Wilier, N. Y.'A. C, 20 yards, 
second. Time, im. 22s. 

Half Mile Philadelphia Championship, Safety, 
SCRATCH— J. R. Hazleton, C. W., walkover. Time, 
im. 33 ^s. 


One Mile Novice, Ordinary— Edwin O. Roe, first; 
W. T. Thornbury, second. Time, 3m. 25 4-5S. 

One Mile MATCH— Race between W. I. Wilhelm, of 
Reading, and W. W. Taxis, of Philadelphia ; a dead 
heat. Time, 3m. 20 2-5S. On second trial, Taxis won 
in 3m. 14 1-5S. 

ONE MILE TANDEM— A walkover for the Murphy 
brothers, N. Y. A. C. Slow time. 

One Mile, Boys under 16— L. Crowther, first; J. J. 
Diver, second. Time, 3m. 27s. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— A. A. Zimmerman, 
first; W. I. Wilhelm, second. Time, 3m. n 1-5S. 

One Mile, 3.10 Class— B. F. McDaniel, first; V. J. 
Kelly, second. Time, 3m. 10 2-5S. 

Quarter Mile Dash, Safety— W. J. Willis, first; 
W. F. Murphy, second; Hazleton fell. Time, 43 1-5S. 

Half Mile Ordinary, Handicap— A. A. Zimmer- 
man, first; S. H. Crawford, 50 yards, second. Time, 
im. 25 3-5S. 

Half Mile, Tricycle— A walkover for W. W. Tax- 
is. Time, ira. 44 2-5S. 

One Mile, Three Minute Class— First heat: R. P. 
McCurdy, first; W. F. West, second. Time, 3m. 15 2-$s. 
Second heat: W. J. Willis, first; J. H. Draper, second. 
Time, 3m. 12 2-5S. Final heat: W. J. Willis, first; R. P. 
McCurdy, second. Time, 3m. 21 4-5S. 

Half Mile, Hands Off, Ordinary— W. W. Taxis, 
first; C. M. Murphy, second. Time, im. 50 2-5S. 

Two Mile Safety, Handicap— H. E, Laurie, first: 
W. F. Murphy, second; J. R. Hazleton, third; all 
scratch men. Time, 6m. 9s. 

Quarter Mile One-Legged Race— W. W. Taxis, 
first; C. M. Murphy, second. Time, 57s. 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap— A. A. Zimmer- 
man, first; Charles M. Murphy, second. Time, 2m. 59s. 

Half Mile Ordinary, Philadelphia Champion- 
ship— J. R. Hazleton, first; W. I. Wilhelm, second; 
W. W. Taxis, third. Time, mi. 30s. 

One Mile, for the Colored CHAMPIONSHIP of 
Pennsylvania— W. Brown, first; Frank Young, sec- 
ond. Time, 3m. 33 1-5S. 

The officers were: Referee, Samuel A. Boyle; 
judges, Dr. M. N. Keim, Samuel Jackson, A. 
H. MacOwen ; timers, W. A. Richwine, George 
E. Curtis, W. M. Perret ; starter, John A. 
Green; umpires, C. Linton, T. C. Boyer; scor- 
ers, R. H. Kain, T. Henry Sweeting ; clerk of 
course, R. H. Kain ; manager, C. E. Upde- 

Mr. John A. Green, of the firm of Strong <V Green, 

accompanied lack Hazelton. of the Century Club, on 
the racing circuit, and kept liim in good shape. 


When, on the 19th of August, it was found 
necessary to postpone the bicycle tournament 
at Meadville, Pa. , by reason of the inclemency 
of the weather, there were many disappointed 
cyclists, and it was agreed that another attempt 
should be made ere the unfavorable Autumn 
weather came. September 9 was selected, and 
the local riders of the wheel put forth their best 
efforts in arranging for the event. 

The day dawned threateningly, but although 
the sun did not shine throughout the entire 
twenty-four hours no rain fell. Meadville's small 
army of cyclists were out in full force, and one 
could not but notice that something out of the 
usual order of things was about to transpire. 

The visiting wheelmen began to arrive 
shortly after 10 a. m., and at 10.45 o'clock the 
parade was formed, and headed by a brass 
band the cyclists rode through the principal 
streets, making a pretty sight. Hundreds of 
spectators lined the sidewalk and enjoyed the 
spectacle greatly. 


The six and a half mile handicap road race 
from Saegerstown to Meadville attracted crowds 
at both the starting point and the finish line, 
having caused much local interest. The start 
was made at 11 o'clock with four entries. 
Critchlow was given half a minute handicap 
over Steele, Taylor and Clark. The former 
easily won the race in 27m., with Steele second. 
Taylor took a severe header and was badly 
bruised. Clark halted and lost five minutes 
while he assisted his fallen companion. This 
unfortunate event marred the race greatly. 
Critchlow was awarded the first and time prize, 
and Steele was given the second prize. The 
judges were Messrs. W. E. Foster, E. L. Bern- 
hoft, S. T. Dick, W. R. McCoy, F. C. Fowler, 
W. B. Best and E. B. Bodley. 


After partaking of the noonday meal another 
procession was formed, and the wheelmen rode 
to the driving park, where the races took place. 
They resulted as follows : 

One Mile Novice, Safety— Hollister, first ; Mc- 
Crea, second; Stenger, third; Vance, fourth; Will- 
iams, fifth. Time, 3m. 3i^s. 

One Mile, Ordinary— Henry, first: Blowers, sec- 
ond; Brown, third; C. Steele, fourth; Taylor, fifth; A. 
Steele, sixth; Clark, last. Time, 3m. 20s. 

Half Mile, Boys— W. L. See, first; McClintock, sec" 
ond; Mansfield, quit. Time, 2m. 48s. 

Three Mile, Championship— W. F. Henry, War- 
ren, Pa., first; R. S. Blowers, Westfield, N. Y., second; 
Brown, Greenville, third ; Taylor, fourth ; C. Steel, 
fifth; Black, sixth. Time, nm. 22%s. 

Five Mile, Handicap— Blowers, first ; Robinson, 
second ; Stenger, third ; Cole, fourth ; Clark, Baker 
(Greenville) and McRae quit. Time, 20m. io.j£s. 

Half Mile Dash, Ordinary— Blowers, first; Clark, 
second; Brown, third; Taylor, fourth; Steele, fifth. 
Time, im. 4o^s. 

Half Mile Dash, Safety— Hollister, first; Robin- 
son, second; McCrea, third. Time, im. 43s. 

Dr. Cyrus See was judge, assisted by George 
B. Acuff, R. C. Bolleau, H. C. Beman, W. E. 
Foster, S. T. Dick, F. H. Fowler, Capt. W. B. 
Best, E. H. Bernhoft, R. B. Thompson. Ref- 
eree, William Waller, of Franklin. 

Next year a tournament will be inaugurated 
on a much larger scale. 


There will be a number of races run at Tiltoti. N. 
H., to-day. 

At the recent Hartford tournament sixty-seven dif- 
ferent riders received prizes. 

W. Schumacher did not show up in as good form 
as was expected at the Hartford tournament. 

The Oxford Wheelmen, of Philadelphia, hold a 
five mile road race on Labor Day on the Lancaster 
Pike, it was won by D, R. Perkinpine in 17m. ss. \Y. 
C. Schmidt was second, 

'flic tournament of the Green Bay, Wis., Cycle Cluli 
lias been postponed from September 17 and 18 to 
September 24 and 25. 

The 1 aces <>i (In- Y. M. (.'. A. at I.yiiu, Mass., to-tuor- 
row promise to be well contested, numerous entries 
having been received. 

In the fifty-mile safety championship oi England, 
thirteen men rode over twenty-one miles within the 

hour, and seven men rode over forty miles within 
t wo hours, while three men completed the fifty miles 
within two and one-half hours, or an average p. 1 
twenty miles an hour from start to finish. 

[Vol. VI., No. 3. 

Ill hold a three mile 
• t p. m The club's 

the [rvlngton- 


Id their live mile 

• five 

New R rarse. Pitted entries 

On Monday, August : = . K I. Mecredy 

red the quarter-mile record to 

previous record. Rain was 

falling steadily, and the wind blew a gale. 

Kir e ten mile road race for tin- Tryon 

ait the Lancaster Pike to-morrow afterw 

Rich, Spain. Talcin 

n. Columbia- Fontaine, Roe, Bilyeu 
. with Dun bstltute. South 

Curdy brothers. Cen- 
West, Hasleton, Dalsen ami Degn. 

"Jai k" Hasleton, tin- Philadelphia rider, is twenty- 

jht ami dark, neatly put up, 

unds. IK- graduated from 

S. I . where hi- learned his trade, anil be 

Green Cycle Co. Hasleton 

mproved men of the year, ami 

i.inks with the : ty riders of the coun- 


- will take place at Iturrillville. 

K. 1 .. LSI nun of the vicinity will 

The events are as follows: One' mile 

1 mile novice, ordinary j ; mile Eagle 
- 1 mile, championship Spring- 
It K. villages; i mile safety. 1 mile boys' s 

', mile dash, an for boys. 

•he Rockland County Wheelmen in 
1 with the county fair at Spring Va; 

omise t>> be well con- 

witli Norman 

linier, Hillsdale, N. J. The events are as follows : 

Open 1 mile ordinary ; i mile safety, - mile ordinary, 

.■ bands off. Club 1 mile handicap, % mile 

mnh'KI'-. rOURNAMEtri postpom'i 

'it to have taken place at I- 'r. • 

■ postponed on act ount of the in- 

itlier. It will now be held about 

quarter mile cinder track will be 

spooner, Bray, Winn, and 

hand to participate in the and 
'In- local club. 

of the Buffalo races was Dr. N 

1 , and he tilled the bill to a dot . 
tally alert, courteous, fully alive to all ci 

me, always at ins post, suggestive but 
■ her an admirable ju 

v 1 1 i n g 
make up in " front." frills and furbc- 
• they luck in ability. 

• a n.-w club building for the Man- 
1 lub is now an accomplished fact, and 

.: it was resolved that the 
imong members and their 

I .is a deposit on the pur- 

U the boulevard, and bonds 

will ng unci ■ -it, per 

annu ■ the needed amount has all 


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it has 

nis, in addition to 


A trifle over one year ago, when the most enthusi- 
astic members of the Louisiana Cycling Club, ol New 
•is. conceived the plan ol the organisation, 

building and owning its own club-house, most of the 
members considered it a wild and impracticable 
scheme ; nevertheless, the small band of enthusiasts 
went to work and agitated the subject among the 

boys, held meetings, laid OUt plans and built castles 
ill the air innumerable. After rejecting all the 
original schemes offered, it was anally decided to 
I ibe to a block of stock in one of our local build- 
inn and loan associations. Alter much investigation 
the Commercial Homestead was finally selected, and 
the necessary preliminaries toward making a loan 


After being awarded sufficient funds for the • 
tion of our house, we encountered other Stumbling 
blocks in the the pets. .11s ..| the several builders who 
bid upon our plans, and failed to comply with their 
contracts, owing txi the increased price iti lumber. 

For several months the prospects looked black and 
gloomy, in fact the affairs were in such bad sli.qn 
that only the most sanguine promoters of this serious 
Undertaking were at all certain of success. Finally, 
after weeks of wears watting and hard work, the 
riKht man was found in the person of Mr. I. i 
Le Corgne. one of our most enterprising builders. 
Immediately upon sinning the contract, he ener- 
getically commenced operations. 

On the .'.th day of May, 1890, ground was broken, 
and from that date the work progressed with remark- 
able rapidity. The house was delivered to us com- 
pleted on Aug. =. whereupon the House Committee 
took charge preparatory to delivering it to the club 
completely furnished and ready for occupancy. A 
cut of the building appeared last week. 

It is a single story frame, with front and side galleries 
six feet wide. Entering from the front gallery to 

your rii;)it is the ladies' parlor, and to your left is the 

reading room, which is an octagon in shape. Going 

through an archway at the end of the hall you come 
to the billiard and main halls, which extend across 
the entire building; this room is very larc,c, being 

Prom here you no into the v. 
which will hold about seventy-live wheels. To the 
left of this are the janitor's quarters and bath rooms. 
A beautiful lawn surrounds the entire house. Tin- 
club also owns the ground (twi si, ,11 
which the house stands. 

The club-house is delightfully situated on Octavi.i 
Street, in the vicinity of some of the finest gardens in 
the South, in a neighborhood noted lor its beauty, 
and not a hundred feet from St. Charles Avenue, our 
most magnificent asphalt drive which extends lor live 
■ miles through the most picturesque portion of 
the city. The members of the organisation will sit on 
their broad verandas breathing the sweet perfumes of 
the myriads of flowers, and while the blue smoke 
emanating from their cigars loses itsell Into 
whirl of overhanging oaken branches, can quietly 
ruminate upon the fact that theirs is the only club in 
the South which hi nit and owned its 


< Irganised July 7, 1887, it has in the three short years 

oi its existence, by tin- efficient management ol its 

various officers and unstinted support of the men 

worked its way gradually to the topmost round ol 
the ladder of sui trting out as It did 

cycling in tins city was comparatively in its no. 
and with another club in existence, the growth 1 

nisation is remarkable, Its founders win R <■. 
B. A. lonaa, Jr., I. P. Phelan, T I . Miti 
Lazarus. Geo fohnaton and M H. Hodgson. Thi 
board of officers were 1 W, II. Renaud, [r., I 
P, Martin Hill; Vice-President ; 1 l'. Phelan, v 
rid I 1 e.isi, i laptain. 

With a membership ol ten, the upward sti 
was begun, and notwithstanding tie 

and vicissitudes through which the faithful 

band wen- 1 ompelled CO go, indomitable pluck and 
.Old their sin 1 ess was only 

itter "i time, Coming to anoi 
the following off! - nt. w. H. 

Kenan. I, J] 

W. |ay , (apt. nn. K 1 . i 

1 luring tie j ■ .11 M • 
ham, Mi 1. I Prederii 
Lieutenant! v The 1 lub quietly progressed until it 

the membership now numb 
about • followini 

the en sin nt; yeai President, W H. Renaud, Jr.; 

M Gl 

ipular little 

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mind <.n a com 

appointed it work to attain this 

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-s both financially and in the manner in which 
II was carried out, and considering that it was the first 
of its kind ever attempted bv any club in this district, 
they can well feel proud of the affair. The N. <). 
Bicycle Club were invited to attend ill u body, and by 
their • .illy to th. if the 


The fad that at th. unit of th, I. A W 

the Lo irried off twenty-three out of twenty- 

seven 1 irried off eigh- 

teen out of twenty-four, six of which wen 
evidence of the quality of its rid. 
lowing records held by members of the club: South- 
ern twenty- four hour record held by R. G I 

miles; I. or ord tor one mile on ti 

K. W. Slusser, ,m. .'*.; fifty mile road race, B. W 
Cason, ih 16m. 1 is., and the fact that since its organisa- 
tion its members have held 1 very one-day, week, 
month and year record, in addition to other perform- 
ances on both track and road. 

The colors ..| the i lub .in royal purple and old . 
The uniform is dark e,ray trimmed with black, with 

silk stockings ami black shoes 

Th. nip of the club numbers sevi 

eight active and ten honorary men u ol 

whom are lady ridels. The club anticipates 1. 

before the end of the 

formally opened on Saturday even- 
ing, August . ■ ;, with the largest smoker that ever took 

place in the South. 

called to order by President Grivot, who .1 

short speech to the guests present, bidding them 

welcome to the home of the Louisianaa, and imme- 
diately appointed Major W W. Crane, the presiding 
officer ol the meeting. Ma then deb 

a little speech, explaining the form of entertainment of 

which a "smoker " consisted, and impressed upon the 
mindsofall present that every thing "goes," and that 

if anyone present was called upon, there 

inn out or pleading an excuse of any kind, for it 
would not be accepted. He immediately ap] 

following committees for the evening : 

Bouncing Committee Messrs. Slu 

Mai Graham, Spring and Fenner. 

Beer Commit! N< 

Hathorn an 

Cigarette Committi 1 son, all by himself. 

The fun then began. 

Mr. HcCartney sang, Mi - asplendid 

"iitation in pan torn il 
solo on the auduphone. Mr. R w Abbott rectti 

Italian piece, and as an encore addressed the club 

Mr. I i. \V. Christy, the oldest member in the club, and 

being the first honorary membi 1 

prettily about the past, present and future of the 

club. Mr. Hathorn and Grivot played a 

Mr. Beany Walsh 

Bouge played the 

evening wave a wrestling match 
a representation of the man walking down a 1 rowded 
street trying to read a paper. Mr. »i. Faurc dan 
jig, M ; and Grivot pi 

tome delightful selections 
Penni and gave a pantomime 1 

tion. Prof. Sadlier treated the crowd to some flip- 
flaps .in.l club swinging, Mr. Harold Christy and 
John O'Reardon sane,. Mr. Clans Bogel appi 
twice in two stories without words, and ihen 
Mr. Harrison told a lunnv st< • Mr junker 
and Messrs, Janus | Woll > . Newman, I 
Marks, Prank Campbell, M than and 1 

man mad. ml Prank 

addressed tin meeting 111 I 
American Wheelmen. Then the press was called on 

lo say something, and Mr Ross. ,.1 the s 
responded, and then Major delivered another little 
speech, .in entertainment wound up 

by everybody singing "Auld Lai We Won t 

Go Home until Morning," and anything 

could thin! 

.Id any ot our 1 I men sink, into this 

neck oi woods, he will find the old ortln 

stead, bidding you a heartv welcome, 0111- 

fortable litt le . rib. ti 

1 to a land wi ■ 

and pretty girls are in blossom th< real rout 

The sue, . ss oi the I.. 1 


ol the club depends upon Ills indivi and 

has done and will do all in his power to push the 1 lub 

onward and upward until it 1 

among the hundt throughout the 

count ; 1 v 

lsh played a piano -■ 

ic "I hide's March,'' and during the 

I be (,i on 1 b .,1 lb. I . . 

While the followini: I 
membership ..1 
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Several ladies have recently taken to the wheel at 
Alameda, Cal. 

Philadelphia made a big showing at the Niagara 
meet in every way. 

The Press Bicycle Club, of Buffalo, has decided not 
to join the League for the present. 

The membership of the Harrisburg Lady Cyclers' 
Association is reported to be rapidly increasing. 

Walter R. Hearne, of the Zigzag Bicycle Club, of 
Buffalo, sailed this week for an extended European 

Missouri is anxious to secure ten more League mem- 
bers in order to gain admittance to the charmed circle 
— 400. 

The ladies at the Niagara meet were entertained 
by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Niagara Falls Bicycle 

Work will soon be commenced on a handsome new 
club house for the Bay City wheelmen of San Fran- 

A bicycle auxiliary has been formed among the 
members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club who ride 

Taxis and Zimmerman will shortly attempt to lower 
the five mile tandem record on the Lancaster Pike 

A new sixty-foot drive has just been opened in 
Schenley Park, Pittsburg, much to the delight of the 

■E. H. Corson, of Rochester, N. H., will engineer a 
touring party through the White Mountains Septem- 
ber 15-20. 

The colored cyclists of St. Louis have organized a 
club, and their headquarters are being fitted up in 
comfortable style. 

A number of members of the Yonkers Bicycle Club, 
including Capt. Lockwood, rode from New York to 
Niagara before the meet. 

E. A. Leopold, of New Haven, has been reinstated 
as an amateur, and W. V. Houek, of Buffalo, has for- 
feited his amateur standing. 

A large increase in membership has caused the 
Buffalo Ramblers to consider the advisability of 
erecting a club of their own. 

J. A. Silver, of the Park Avenue Wheelmen, Phila- 
delphia, has returned from a 400 mile tour through 
Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. 

Fred. H. Donly, Secretary of the Rhode Island 
Wheelmen, is accompanying Wm. Van Wagoner on 
his tour to the various racing tournaments. 

The roads in and around Chatauqua Lake are re- 
ported to be in excellent condition for wheeling pur- 
poses, and as a result cycling is very popular. 

The Gotham Wheelmen held a run to Coney Island 
on Sunday last. The club is about to adopt a new 
uniform and is also looking about for new quarters. 

The Fort Wayne Club is reported to be on the verge 
of disbandment, resultant from a heated and pro- 
tracted fight over the question of admitting ladies to 

Teams of four men each from various Philadelphia 
clubs will contest for the Tryon cup September 13. 
The course will be from Devon to Overbrook, a dis- 
tance of ten miles. 

W. H. Wilhelm & Co., of Reading, Pa., have re- 
cently opened new salesrooms in the central part of 
that city. A riding school has also been added to 
their establishment. 

Mr. A. H. MacOwen (Chris. Wheeler) has written a 
poem over one column in length, for the Philadelphia 
inquirer, detailing the experience of the Pennsylva- 
nia Club on Lake Erie. 

Seven members of the East Orange Cyclers started 
on a century run to Philadelphia Saturday of last 
week, but owing to several delays did not arrive at 
their destination until 10 p. m. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Green rode awheel from Somer- 
ville, Mass., to Portland, Me., on Labor Day. They 
have the honor of being the first man and wife to ac- 
complish this journey on bicycles. 

The surname of that well-known road rider, Chas. 
E. Kluge, is probably twisted about and contorted 
into more atrocious shapes by the daily press than is 
the name of any other racing man. 

Dingman's Ferry, situated on the famous road be- 
tween Port Jervis and Bushkill, has been populated 
of late by a large number of cyclists, who find it a 
most enjoyable spot wherein to tarry. 

The Poughkeepsie Ramblers is the name of a new 
club recently formed in that city. Its officers are : 
President J. Howard Oddy ; .Secretary and Treasurer, 
Percival Metcalf ; Captain, E. D. Crummey. 

The Buffalo Tunes deplores the fact that the Buffalo 
boys did not turn out in sufficient numbers to capture 
the Syracuse cup, and adds that they should- not have 
permitted a little village like Rochester to carry off 
the honors. 

The course from Myerstown to Reading, over which 
the Pcnn. Wheelmen will hold their twenty-one mile 
road race September 20, is in better condition than 
ever before, and the fast road riders will be on hand 
in large numbers. 

We have received a photograph of Chas. K. Gale, 
of Los Angeles, Cal., who is 6 feet, 3% inches in height 
and weighs 180 pounds. He rides a 51-inch Star and 
is known as the " Bicyclo-maniac" and rides for the 
benefit of his health. 

Edgar N. Sanders and Albert G. Harding are the 
first riders from St. Louis to obtain a place upon the 
National championships. They gained second place 
on two occasions at Niagara, and St. Louis is therefore 

The Harlem Wheelmen have formed two teams of 
ten men each for the coming bowling season, and will 
probably be represented in the Wheelmen's Bowling 
League. They will also play a number of games with 
outside teams. 

The Rhode Island Wheelmen are much elated over 
the success of their tournament, and are now discus- 
sing the advisability of building a track of their own, 
the course at Narragansett Park not being satisfactory 
to the club or to visiting racing me. 

We are informed by Chief Consul Samuel A. Boyle, 
that the case of Jesse K. Howe, of Tyrone, Pa., who 
was recently run down by James Hands of that 
town, has been settled in full without suit, the road 
hog having seen the error of his way. 

The youths of Philadelphia, who are prevented from 
joining the large clubs on account of the age limit, 
have an organization of their own known as the Cres- 
cent Wheelmen. The club is talking of holding a race 
meet for the younger element exclusively. 

The Crescent Bicycle Club, of Buffalo, made a 
century from that city to Erie on Sunday last. The 
following members made the distance in 8h. 10m. 
riding time : Neumann, Newell, Comerford, Lamp- 
man, Rhodes, Rutter, Finlay, Kneeves and Flint. 

The Lynn Wheel Club rode to Lawrence, Mass., on 
Sunday last, and were entertained most hospitably 
by the wheelmen of that city. On the return jour- 
ney J. Harry Shurman distinguished himself by rid- 
ing home on a safety that was not supplied with a 

L. N. Thorne, of the Atalanta Wheelmen, will start 
at 3 a. m. on the coming Sunday, if the weather is 
favorable, for a twenty-four hour trip, in anticipation 
of securing the club medal for the largest mileage in 
that time. The Elizabeth-Rahway course will be the 
scene of his weary pedaling. 

The Meteor Cycling Club is the latest organization 
at Buffalo. Its officers are : President, Astley C. 
Terry ; Vice-president, C. C. Osterhout ; Secretary, 
Cuyler C. Smith ; treasurer, John A. Thulman ; Cap- 
tain, J. Stewart Kelly -First Lieutenant, G. B. Butter- 
worth ; Bugler, F. M. Tinker. 

The supply of New York State road books is en- 
tirely exhausted, but $1,000 was appropriated at the 
Syracuse meet towards commencing a new edition 
for next season. It is a much needed volume, and it 
is to be hoped that the work will be prosecuted vigor- 
ously by those who have it in charge. 

During the Syracuse meet there was displayed a 
large placard in the Syracuse Cycling Club-house, 
which read as follows : "To all wheelmen, especially 
to all members who wish a first-class cycling journal, 
we heartily recommend the New York Wheel, which 
is now giving our meet such splendid support." 

J. H. Dippold, of Pittsburg, started last week on a 
goo mile tour to St. Louis. Although he owns both a 
safety and a high wheel, he prefers the latter mount 
for a long journey. He rode to New York last year, 
passing through Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and 
returned by the way of Albany and Buffalo. 


Grandma Weaver, over ninety years of age, can sit 
astride and ride a safety with the nimbleness of a 
giddy girl. Mrs. Weaver is a remarkable woman for 
one so far along in years, and her Auburn friends 
often speak of her endurance. — Garrett (Ind.) Clipper. 

A 62-inch ordinary is attracting much attention at 
the establishment of the Schwalbach Cycle Co., 
Brooklyn, on account of its extraordinarily large 
size. The wheel was made to order for Thomas 
Toombs, of Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, and is only 
eclipsed in size by a 64-inch machine made for a New 
York city rider some time ago. 

The Orange Wheelmen held a run to Caldwell Sat- 
urday of last week which turned into a race. F. Pring 
made the best time, 42m., with C. S. French 30s. 
behind. The others came in as follows : W. Godfrey, 

f4m.; A. E. Schoch, 45m.; A. N. Knight, 45m. 30s.; L. 
i. Porter, 46m. The times made are decidedly fast, 
as several long and steep hills abound on the course, 
including the well-known Montclair hill. 

The New York Bicycle Club have decided to aban- 
don their races for this season, which were twice 
postponed on account of stormy weather. The com- 
mittee in charge were unable to secure a suitable 
track before the big tournaments occurred, and the 
putting off of the events on two occasions somewhat 
diminished the interest of the members in the pro- 
ject. All entrance fees will be returned to the men 

The bicycle has now reached that era of popularity 
which causes it to become a prominent factor among 
the newspaper premiums, a wheel being offered for 
fifty or one hundred subscribers, and many juvenile 
safeties have been obtained in this manner by enthu- 
siastic youngsters. Get up a e'lub and secure a bicy- 
cle, is the popular cry nowadays, instead of secure 
a bicycle and get up a club, as the utterance familiar 
to the old-time wheelman ran. 

Tlu press generally has commented favorably on 
E. J. Shriver's book, " Want and Wealth." The New 
York Sun recently printed a flattering notice "t "E 

J.'s" little volume. 

In pleasing contrast with the jealous pars, of the 
ugly duckling of cycling journalism is the following 
from Wheeling:, "The Wheel says: ' Wheeling of 

July 30, bristles with bright 'pars.' Thanks, friend 
Vt i.'il. Your criticism is an honor.' 

A party of St. Louis wheelmen were run down by 
three drunken hoodlums on Lindell boulevard, re- 
cently, and by a miracle they all escaped injury, ex- 
cepting Edward Cardall. The riders were on the right 
side of the road and were unaware of danger until 
the vehicle dashed right in amongst them. After re- 
covering from the sudden shock the wheelmen gave 
chase to the miscreants and they were caught and 
arrested. The case will be prosecuted to the end by 
the Missouri Division. Cardall was severely injured. 

A prepossessing and well-dressed young lady hired 
a $150 tricycle from the establishment of Schumacher 
& Schcefer, Brooklyn, on Saturday afternoon last, with 
the avowed intention of taking a spin in the Park. As 
she did not return by midnight the police were noti- 
fied, but no trace of her could be found in the Park, 
and the address she gave was ascertained to be ficti- 
tious. What became of the tricycle and the young 
woman the police did not discover until Tuesday, 
when the machine was found in a near-by drug store. 
Eccentricity on the part of the young lady caused the 
great ad. 


A hare who had been running dark all summer, and 
didn't believe in the demerits of pacemaking, having 
challenged a tortoise to race for a crown of lettuce, 
started off and easily lapped his opponent. " Those 
who are physically incompetent," remarked Bunny, 
" err when they endeavor to compete with their supe- 
riors in activity." I was so far impressed with this 
somewhat ostentatiously stated truism," replied the 
tortoise, "that I devoured the prize before starting." 

MORAL. — Lettuce then be up and "doing," or you're 
certain to be done. — Irish Cyclist. 

In reference to the marked proclivities for loafing 
displayed by the leading racing men at the recent 
tournaments, the Providence Journal says : " We 
cannot say that time limits should be placed on na- 
tional or district championship events ; in theory we 
are opposed to the imposing of any limit on cham- 
pionship races, but theory is swept away as a straw 
before the mighty gale when we see and hear of such 
exhibitions as those at Niagara and Providence, and 
what we want to see is practical treatment of this 
abuse, and if time limit is the remedy then time limit 
let it be, and a fig for theory." 

E. T. McLaughlin, of the Hudson County Wheelmen, 
started shortly before 6 o'clock on Sunday morning 
last to break the club twelve hour record of 115 miles, 
made the preceding Sunday by W. E. Eldridge. By 
noon he had scored 90 miles, but was somewhat over- 
come by the moisture-ladened atmosphere. He con- 
tinued his riding, however, and at the close he spurted 
for an hour or so and covered 131 miles before his 
time expired, and very nearly expired with the time. 
After partaking of food he regained his normal con- 
dition. He was paced by Messrs. Racy, Edge and 
McArra. A large number of riders witnessed the 
spectacle in the afternoon. 

The St. Louis Spectator deplores the poor condition 
of that city's boulevards, and the old fogy methods 
of street construction, and holds up Lindell avenue, 
their boasted " finest " street, as an example. It is regu- 
larly covered with loose gravel, which being unrolled 
and left to take care of itself is soon ground out of 
sight in the mud, when the sprinkling fiend adds the 
finishing touches to the work. As long as this con- 
dition of affairs prevails St. Louis can never hope to 
rival Chicago's boulevards, which are not only ration- 
ally sprinkled, rolled and packed before traffic is 
allowed on them, but are even swept and taken care 
of generally by a force of men who do nothing else. 
These magnificent streets have been one of the main 
causes of the prosperity of cycling in Chicago. 

Wheelmen who have lost their way or who have 
been delayed by the lack of proper sign posts, and 
their names are legion, will agree with the following 
corollary to good roads from the Pittsburg Dispatch : 
"When the happy days of reform arrive, and, under 
some magical management our rural roads are made 
passable, it will be well to put up sign-boards at cross- 
roads. Ther« is nothing more bewildering to the 
stranger than to come to the meeting of several ways 
where there is no guide-board to point out the direc- 
tion in which he should continue his journey. And 
yet one may get into some such dilemma within 
twenty miles of Pittsburg. There are miles and miles 
of roadway near this city which are absolutely with- 
out a sign of their direction or of the towns to which 
they go. Who that has frequented strange parts has not 
wandered about unknown and undiscoverable ways 
for many hours ? And how many dinners and tempers 
have been ruined by this very absence of sign-boards!" 

Wheelmen often complain at the hooting and jeer- 
ing that they are forced to abide with from the mouths 
of small boys and corner-loafers, but they seldom con- 
sider that the trouble arises from their own make-up, 
or that of a brother cyclist. " Pen dragon," of the Buffalo 
VewS, who has recently been ridiculing the ribbon- 
Hying idea, says : "It is simply sickening tosei .1 man 
who announces himself to be a bicycle rider by his 
knee pants and general cook-a-doodle air plaster him- 
self from collar to belt with ribbons, medals, and 
" trophies," in a style as fantastic as it is absurd. And 

whj should it bef it is done in no other community 

under the sun. Supposing every horseman did the 
same thing? We Should put them down as idiots of 
the fust class, and yet cyclists bow down to tile □ 
1 ice, or rather custom, and think by carrying it out 
they are doing something decidedly clever. It is sim- 
ply ostentatious foolery, and the quicker there is an 

end to it the better for the world of wheels. Bicycling 
has now left the region of sentiment and has bed 
a matter of comnui ce, usefulness, and sport. The rib- 
bon and badge fund has got 10 go and the date is fixed 
when he has to bury himself in the Siberia of forget- 
f illness. Some of my lady readers may object to this, 
of course, as they did against my crusade anent the 
ribbon and handle-bar business, but a second thought 
will convince them that 1 am right, and then then , 
little tongues will do more 10 bring about the reform 
than all my pen may accomplish.' Good, old "Pen- 


[Vol. VI.. No. 3. 



AnU can hi 

1 the si-. 

ure many. 
high .is :iny queen. 

Bright »!• petite anil I 

w . .>nd a full supply i.f 

She's an appetil .'thy. 

Though, perchance, not over wealthy, 

An ' ill the womanly leeei ve. 

In her daily conversation 

rm, She's neither stout nor thin ; 
And whenever she's at leisure. 
Si pleasure, 
.int her wheel and take a quiet spin. 

Quits charmingly she dresses, 
And her hair the \>r — >. 

il Butters 'neath her jaunty colored cap. 
She rides with KTSCS exquisite, 
And her wheel 1 an whiz it. 

My hei igynist she'd entrap. 

Yet she van handle well the dough. 
And a button she can sew 
■. skillfully as she can ride a wheel ; 
And in music she's proficient. 
sketching is efficient. 
In repartee much humor can rev 

And while in this brief deflection, 

I might add, she is perfection. 
And her pr in honor to the wheeling world ; 

Por the sport she booms and strengthens, 
ie greatly lengthens. 
And its benefits to all are thus unfurled. 



The recent tour from Detroit to Niagara, un- 
der the management of Clarence H. Smith, was 
.1 pronounced success, and undoubtedly was the 
largest touring party ever brought together in 

country, there bong seventy odd riders in 
the company. The management of the organi- 

D gnu BO perfect that the schedule time was 
adhered to without difficulty, and with the ex- 
ception of eighteen miles traveled by train to 
avoid a bad stretch of road, the entire 290 miles 

ridden awheel, at about the average rate of 
forty miles jkt day. Three ladies accompanied 
the tourists, and had no difficulty in remaining 
at the front. A list of those who participated 
in the tour is as follows < ). I). Stcil. K. H. 

h and P. P. Childs. Troy, O. . P. 11 Mounts 
and IV J. Smith. Scott, <>. : E. I'. Kansher, J. F. 

ami I. K. Pratt, Chicago; J. Roland Jones, 
Rai ine, wis. ; L. E. Sisterhen, Logonier, Ind. ; 

W. SUirk. Hillsdale, A P. Turner. Will 1). 

ind Lcighton Fines, South Bend, Ind. : 

Arthur Swank J B Ostrander and C. P. Al- 

:'■ Citj ■; L. A. Burhaus and Charles 

bury. Owosso F It. Gift, L. IV House 

and M. X. Chose, Peoria, 111.; W. I). Rydi 

ilite and \. R Kennerdell. Franklin. 1'a. ; 
•id W W Curtis. Adrian; H.irrv 

Grubber, < >. t. Smith, Chartea R Goetze, R G. 

Schubert and II. II. Pogel, Wheeling. W. \"a. ; 

i I Millei .md I, w Pero, Fremont. O . I M. 

and W. <; Roach, Burlington, Wis. ; 

Akron. X. Y : K. I". Grimm, 

iklin Pa . E, A Litchfield, Elsie, Mich.; 

Will Prank, Robert Stabler. Harry Ridlej and 

Will Arnold, Ann R Hooper, West 

tor, Pa I II W. 

a; John Bagby, Rushville. 111.; 

C II Smith and W A. Morton. Detroit; II B. 

Morgan and Thurlow Ingersoll, Lansing; V, I.. 

NetUeton and C. E. Dickci ion, Coldwatei II 

handler, Sandi Colson and !■'. 

M •' Morwalk, ( » A IV Richmond. L 

s Provin, i )r J II Faiin and K c. Emmer, 
B W. Hurd and Thomas Ingle- 
frit.- Akron, O. ; I l 

iffalo; W A 0.; C R. 


n, Grand Rap- 

Rushville. 111. 


nun i 

Thirty-four miles were run the 
ton was reai lied 



the ni«! 

stock, Guelph, Brampton and Toronto, respect- 
ively. All along the route the tourists were 
well treated by Canadian cyclists, many of them 
meeting and accompanying the American riders 
for many miles on their journey. At St Thomas 
they were entertained at lunch by George E 
Casey, M. P., and the local club did all in their 
power to make their stop in St. Thomas pleas- 
ant In fact, at almost every halting ]x>int they 
received a small ovation W. H, Morrow, a one- 
armed veteran of the war who was among the 
party, caused considerable comment by his skill- 
ful management of a wheel. At Brampton a 
party from the Toronto Bicycle Club met the 
tourists, and escorted them to the Arlington 
Hotel About twenty-live members of the Wan- 
derers' Bicycle Club also rode out, and met the 
American cyclers. At the hotel, President On 
of the Wanderers', made a tasty speech welcom- 
ing the wheelmen to Toronto, which was replied 
toby President (iriffith of the Detroit Wheel- 
men. Mr. Griffith stated that the chief difficulty 
at present attending Canadian touring is the 
customs. He has a scheme for removing the 
trouble, however. At present, all American 
wheelmen entering Canada are compelled to de- 
posit one-third the value of their wheel with the 
customs officer at the point of entry, as a guar- 
antee that the wheel would be returned to the 
United States, and this requirement has the ef- 
fect of deterring a large number of Americans 
from making a trip through Canada. He said 
that his plan would be to have the League in 
the United States issue a ticket to the member 
intending paying Canada a visit ; this ticket 
would be numbered, and when presented at the 
point of entry in Canada would vouch for the 
return of the wheel to the States, the wheelman 
to report within a reasonable time to the presi- 
dent of the Canadian association, and receive 
his passport to return. The same courtesy to 
be extended to Canadians visiting the United 
States. Mr. Griffith wants a delegate to be ap- 
pointed by the League, to act with a delegate 
appointed by the Canadian association, and to- 
gether present the scheme before the Dominion 
and United States Governments at their next 

The party crossed the lake by steamer on 
Monday. August 25, and arrived at Niagara in 
excellent condition to enjoy the festivities of the 
.lie meet. The tourists speak highly of Mr. 
Smith as a manager. I Ie is reputed to be the soul 
of goodfellowship, and. after a hard day's run, his 

drollery and infectious good nature keep every- 
body in good humor. His executive ability and 
management find full play in this excursion. 
To his forethought and skill and care its success 
is Largely due. 

The Detroit Ihivs attracted much attention at 
the meet by their continuous singing of a Bong 
booming the '>)i meet for Detroit, the lirst verse 
of which was as follows: 

Ti si " U-pi-d**." 

Ths morning sun was shining bright. 
Tra-la-lec. Ira-la-la, 

As through Niagara villagi 
I a- la-la-la, 

A string hi cv. lis, high and low, 

Bearing banners with ths strange motto. 
Detroit m eighteen-nlnet] 

I pj . . u.p| 

Detroit in eightesn-ninei 

Wlmri- Good K'mhI, Abound. 
• : ■• is ft s|»ii in Maine, s beautiful, nature-be- 
itowed place, situated on an Island, where bi 

illy a thing unknown an ' ■ 1 it 

i« Bar Harbor It is called, appro p riately enough, 
too, metro] rhs summer loiks than are, in- 

with so. ha world-known renui 
as a fashionable resort, whi 

n thai to ths ws objsi is ■•! 

mi admiration 
naturally hilly, many oi them, Those In ths Immedi- 

llently kept and 
very level Better roads nsvt 1 tour- 

lovfni ilar hurry 

and >■ -.imply su 

■ '■• not 
brim. il fot 

two or Ho ■ • 

In stir up some 
rnthu«ia»tn ( >1 by ths sn. 

me»s. . ill is hi thai when 



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irrlairct. - 


New York Bicycle Clnb, 1 Avenue, New 

York City. 

Citizens Bicycle Club, . th Street, New 

I ity. 

Manhattan Bicycle Club, street, New 

York City. 

Riverside Wheelmen. 134 West 104th Street, New 
York City. 

Harlem' Wheelmen, ^th A vent:- ---reel. New 

York 1 II 

Gotham Wheelmen, j set, New York 


Berkeley Athletic Club, 1; West 44th Street. 
York City. 

Brooklyn Bicycle Club, 6e Ha:. Brooklyn, 

New York. 

Ramblers Bicycle Club, : 4 . Platbush Avenue, 
Brooklyn. N. Y. 

Long Island Wheelmen, 12S1 Bedford Avenue, 
Brooklyn. N. Y. 

Kings Countv Wheelmen, 1255 Bedford Avenue, 
Brooklyn. N. Y 

Prospect Wheelmen, 4.4 Union Street, Brooklyn, 
N. V 

Bedford Wheelmen, 425 Lafavette Avenue, Brook- 
. Y. 

Palisade Wheelmen. Hoboken, N. J. 

Orange Wheelmen. ;,; Main Street, Orange, N. )■ 
Atalanl W 1 .irk Street. Newark, N\ J. 

Elisabeth Wheelmen. Elizabeth, N. J. 

Hudson Countv Wheelmen. 555 Communipaw 
Avenue, Jersey City, N. J. 

Englewood Wheelmen, Znglewood, N, J. 

Passaic Wheeling and Athletic Club. Passaic, N. J. 

Cranford Cycling Club, Cranford, N. J. 

Plainfield Bicycle Club, Plainfield, S.J. 

Orange Wanderers Bicycle Club, 15 
Orange, N. J, 

Star Bicycle Club. Yonkers, N. Y. 

Yonkers Bicycle Club, Yonkers. N Y. 

Westchester County Wheelmen. New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Westchester County Wheelmen. Jr., New Rochelle, 
N. Y. 


"Dr. Turner gave a very interesting and instruc- 
tive lecturette last week down the road. He showed 
that when a man over-fatigues himself the was 
tissue is too rapid to be got out of the system in the 
ordinary course, that the blood becomes temporarily 
charged with poisonous oil, and that a man sufft 
from such over-fati.. DS temporary blooa 
poisoning until the poison can be excreted. The poi- 
son Is similar to that which causes typhoid fever, the 
symptoms, high temperature and sleeplessness, the 
latter being oftentimes erroneously ascribed to vibra- 
tion. It is a soothing thing to learn that a man can 
poison himself, in part, by undue violent exercise 
whilst out of condition, and now. down the Ripley 
Road, the phrase "I'm done" is a tiling of the past. 
In the future, when a man arrives "baked" from a 
scorch between the houses, he will cast himself upon 
the nearest bench and faintly murmur that he's poi- 
soned. Bui let no man tender him an emetic"— 7** 
i 'yclist. 

Handy Komi Cards. 

The mad officers of the New York Bicycle Club, 
having under contemplation a |i 
more minute directions for --hurt tri] 
the city than is practicable in the offii 
Division, have decided to isi 

irate routes as prepared. 
They will be printed on stiff cardboard suitable for 
ing in the pocket, and tWI 

( >ne gives the alternate routes In Kinds' 

and the other 'elham I'm 

ontainina the route to 1 

town and the Saw Mills, R to Alpini 

. are in process o( prepar Thi •■ ticularly useful 1 

new riders, and .111 be obtained by addressing the 

captain of the club a) , W« enne. 

Kluge intends t.. endeavor t" low. 
re the season ell 

The Ramblers Bicycle Club, ■ 

tn the City I.' 
P. I. Dukelow and All 

The Brooklyn I mam- 

.. held on I 
entries for their ten-mile road race. Septcm'' 
•he event. 

'.■■■, Ml I). maid, a member of the San Fru:. 
•• Club, and one of the most prominent v 
nun on the Pacific coast, wan drowned ,il Blue 1 
sly. where he was spending ML 

The Women'* V 

s new impetus sino* ths coming together ol 

PS at the reieni im 

,iarture in the shape ol bowllnj 
■ 1 tfds « inter, from which much •■■ 
ment in anticipa' 

The ( Izfoi 

: ihn W 1 1 
Icnl . T Itarton KuiKhn, \- 

I 1 K W. C. S 

nb will m ■ u»e at Twenty- 

fourth and • I 

tent as to fairly 

September 12, 1890.] 




This event, which was decided on Saturday, Sep- 
tember 6, brought out thirteen starters and quite a 
crowd of spectators. The ten-mile course was rather 
heavy from recent rains, but the times were none the 
less quite good. This was the order at the finish : 

M. S. 

1. C. G. Sinsabaugh, 2m 37-30 

2. Fred H. Allen, 5m 41.00 

3. W. H. Chenoweth, Jr., 3m 39.15 

4. W. Montross, 4m 40.30 

5. W. L. Whitson, 4m 41.00 

6. F. H. Brown, scratch 37-15 

7. H. N. White, scratch 37-40 

8. W.J. Anderson, scratch 37-45 

o. R. M. Peare, Jr., 4m 41-5° 

10. A. W. Taft, 6 min 45.00 

W. A. Boyle (im.J, R. C. Craigie (5m.), and W. J. 
White (3m.) did not finish. 

At the regular semi-annual election of the iEolus 
Cycling Club, on September 1, the following officers 
were chosen: President, Robt. H. Ehlert ; Vice-Pres- 
ident, A. W. Roth ; Recording Secretary, Jos. Dela- 
fasse ; Corresponding Secretary, H. Brown ; Treas- 
urer, Chas. Dose ; Captain, John Erickson ; First Lieu- 
tenant, Chas. Bodach ; Second Lieutenant, Jos. War- 
hurst ; Color Bearer, L. Bodach ; Bugler, H. Freeman; 
Quartermaster, H. Le Moyne. Board of Directors : 
L. Eckhart, Chas. Holmberg, J. Stoirke and Fred. 

The JEolus Club's annual ten-mile handicap road 
race has been fixed for September 28. 

Bray, Winn and several other Chicago racing men 
went down for the Freeport races on the 3d, but rain 
had made the track a sea of mud and the events were 
necessarily postponed. They will be run September 
27. The handicaps have been reopened, but the 
scratch events remain closed with the original entry 
list, rather a small one, by the way. 

A. W. Barr, astride of Broncho No. 405, reached 
here on his trans-continental trip, on Saturday, the 
6th, and remained over Sunday. 

The Lincolns' annual St. Joe run', last Sunday, at- 
tracted rather a smaller crowd than usual, only twen- 
ty-five attending, but they had a good time, even if 
the weather wasn't propitious and the lake, going 
over, wasn't as calm as it ought to have been. In 
fact the boys, with that perversity of mankind, say 
that much of the fun was had in watching the other pas- 
sengers on the boat, one by one, being " seized with 
that sudden longing to gaze upon the damp, deep sea," 
and at the performance which invariably followed. 
That not one of the twenty-five was afflicted speaks 
volumes for their sea legs and the toughness of their 
"bread baskets." 

Spooner is not yet satisfied, and if he is able to 
attend the Peoria tournament, will, on Saturday, go 
for that 100-mile outdoor track record. He is also 
already possessed of an idea to visit the Crawfords- 
ville course next season to try for all of the long-dis- 
tance road records'. 

Windle, Laurie and Willis are in the city to-day 
en route to Peoria. The report that Windle's lungs 
have been affected raised a doubt as to whether he 
and "our Arthur" would meet again this season, but 
it seems now as if they will. 

The Lincolns will have a nine in the mid-winter In- 
door Baseball League this year. 

As soon as the tournaments are over, the projected 
federation of the local clubs will be commenced. 

A hitch developed in the Illinois club's road race, 
which was fixed for .Saturday last, 6th, and it was not 
run on that date. The next day (Sunday), however, 
some thirteen or fourteen of the boys met and con- 
tested the race over the course set, E. S. Case finishing 
first, and C. Schaeffer second, while C. W. Gray and 
Chas. Kniseley, from scratch, made first and second 
best times respectively. It is not known by whose 
authority the race was run on the Sabbath, as of some 
sixty odd entries not one-half knew that it was to 
occur. The club, however, took prompt action, re- 
fusing to countenance Sunday racing, and repudiat- 
ing the race as run altogether. It will be contested 
regularly later in the month. 

It can be set down as a pretty sure thing that Prof. 
Edward Checkley, the gentleman who, with the assist- 
ance of the train, broke the New York to Chicago 
record, made the trip not nearly so much to ascertain 
the beneficial effects of cycling, as to advertise his 
method of physical culture and his book on the sub- 
ject. And it can be set down as another certainty 
that the Chicago Herald (for a consideration, presum- 
ably,) has done its best to aid him but it wouldn't 
publish anything to combat "the Professor's" nonsen- 
sical statement and his unwarranted claim to record 
mil even when il was offered. Good for the Heraldl 
(sic.) Hr/usY 1;. 


The five mile handicap road race of the Orange 
Wheelmen for the President's challenge cup took 
place on Saturday afternoon last over the Central 
Avenue course. The entries were : Horton, scratch ; 
Long, im. ; Hedges, im. 30s.; Knight, im. 30s.; Beals, 
im. 45s.; Coffin, im. 45s.; Williams, 2m.; Mohor, 2m.; 
Stone, 2m. Guernsey, 2m.; Ayres, 2m.; Knowles 2m. 
45s. ; Rutan, 2m. 45s.; Daily, 2m. 45S.; Anderson, 2m. 
45s.; Payne, 3m. 30s.; Baldwin, 3m. 30s.; Townsend, 
3m. 30s.; Greenfield, 3m. 30s.; Clough, 3m. 3s.; Hege- 
man, 4m.; Miller, 7m. Owing to a shower in the morn- 
ing the course was somewhat heavy in places, but a 
large crowd of wheelmen and other spectators turned 
out to see the contest. There were twelve starters, 
and the race resulted as follows : Baldwin, first, time 
23m. 30s.; Williams, second ; Knowles, third. Beals 
made the best time, 18m. 32s. J. D. Racey was starter, 
G. H. Holmes, timer; Dr. T. N. Gray, referee. 

Thirty-five members of the Passaic Wheelmen, while 
passing through Orange one night last week, were de- 
tained by the police, and eight of them were arrested 
and fined five dollars each, for riding without lanterns. 
A misunderstanding as to the meaning of the ordin- 
ance has caused no little indignation among the 
Orange Wheelmen and their friends. The Passaic 
riders were not aware of the fact that they were vio- 
lating the city ordinance, as the impression is preval- 
ent everywhere that if a number of cyclists are riding 
together at night two or three lanters distributed 
among the riders would be sufficient. All of the party 
carried lights with the exception of the unfortunate 
eight, and there is much indignation expressed at the 
hasty action of the police. It is claimed that those 
arrested were law-abiding young men of good stand- 
ing, and that they should have received more con- 
sideration than was accorded them. The Orange 
Wheelmen intend to take the matter in hand. 

The Orange Wheelmen are selecting a team for the 
winter tournament. Racey and Knight will undoubt- 
edly make things warm. 

A. M. Knight was expected to make a good showing 
in Saturday's five mile race, but for some unknown 
reason he did not start, and considerable disappoint- 
ment was the result. 

The Orange Wheelmen have selected three teams 
of four men each to race shortly to ascertain their 
respective superiority. The club will then challenge 
the Atalanta Wheelmen, Elizabeth Wheelmen and 
Hudson County Wheelmen to a team race. 

There is some talk of a five mile race between 
Knight and Racey, of the Orange Wheelmen and 
Wheeler and French of the East Orange Cyclers. 
If the men are brought together the contest will be a 
pretty one. 

Dr. T. N. Gratz, of the O. W.'s, brought home an 
interesting collection of souvenirs from the Syracuse 
meet. WHEELMAN. 



The races in the East are events of history, but who 
would have predicted so many first and place honors 
as the portion of our boys " who are pretty good road 
riders, as it was expressed by a gentleman whose 
avordupois is his chief characteristic. That they were 
more at home in the mud than their opponents we are 
free to admit, but they, by no manner of means, car- 
ried the banner when the conditions were most pro- 
pitious for the subjugation of Father Time. Cap- 
tain William left for the West Wednesday night, 
where he hopes to duplicate his success of the past two 
weeks. His little brother finds that business will pre- 
vent his appearance at Peoria and Chicago, but has 
full confidence in the ability of his senior to uphold 
the honor of the family name. 

It is reported that in the West the British lion is to 
roar to the accompaniment of Erin's Harp, and that 
the duet will be so effective that the American Eagle 
will flap his wings with joy at even a place in tandem 
events — well, we shall see what we shall see. Possibly 
the man who fell from out of the balloon will about 
express our condition, but we have hopes. 

The first installment of news from the Big Four is at 
hand, and from it I should judge that enjoyment is 
the programme from first to last. Sunday, the seventy- 
one miles from Providence to Lynn was made over 
the finest stretch of road it has ever been the pleasure 
of the tourists to encounter. On Monday, a " Labor 
Parade" and the "Enlarged Numeral" got so en- 
tangled that the boys became quite used to being mis- 
taken for walking delegates. The run from Lynn to 
Ipswich was made for dinner which was served at 
Agawam Lodge, in front of which is a curious forma- 
tion of rock, bearing the imprint of his " Satanic 
Majesty's,"- pedal extremities when he jumped from 
the steeple of the North Church. Of course the quar- 
tette had to see if they had among them one foot like 
unto the pattern before them, and a perfect fit was de- 
clared in favor of Marion, who, with blushes, moved 
for an adjournment. 

Since writing the above, Marion and Steves have 
returned, Bensinger and McDonald are yet to be 
heard from. Ruined bearings caused their unexpected 

Messrs. Thimer, Bedford and Whymper have 
returned from their ride to Albany, and report a 
grand time. They took train from Sing Sing to 
Poughkeepsie, where they spent a most enjoyable 
evening through the kindness of the local riders. 

There was but one accident to mar the pleasure of 
the trip, and that was to Long Jack's back-bone, the 

ghost of which is the nightly terror of the "good 
folk " ul Dobb's Ferry. 

Our worthy treasurer, Mr. Long, is much perturbed 
over the way in which a certain gentleman, whose 
penchant for the national game is well known, con- 
siders it his turn to ante whenever he visits the gum- 
box. It may be 0. K. to chip in on every possible 

occasion, but the Tri-colors .ire not negotiable forgas, 

11 ni, eti . Ram L\i . 


The races held at Timonium, on Wednesday last, 
were a success in more ways than one, and the man- 
agement was exceptionally good. The weather was 
fine, and it is estimated that about 5000 persons wit- 
nessed the events, but the track was only in fair con- 
dition as the times made will show. The winning of 
the three safety events by Broadhurst was a surprise 
to both his friends and himself. The riding of Holland 
was also very good. 

The following is the result of the races : 

One Mile Safety, Novice— Seven prizes offered. 
The men finished in the following order : 1, T. W. 
Broadhurst ; 2, H. D. Dietz ; 3, C. M. Rhodes ; 4, Chas. 
O. Turtle ; 5, P. Thompson Coyle, 6, E. M. Barker ; 7, 
Dr. H. Jarvis. Time, 3m. 17 4-5S. 

In the two mile team race there were two prizes and 
only two teams entered. 

The Chesapeake Wheelmen won this race with 44J4 
points, against 39*4 scored by the Centaur Cycle Club. 

One Mile Ordinary, Scratch— Won by Wm. Hol- 
land in 3m. 22S., with F. B. Eisenbrandt a close second, 
followed by E. M. Peuschell and E. A. Ruthman. 

One Mile Safety, Scratch— This was the fastest 
race of the day, and was won by T. W. Broadhurst, 
with H. D. Dietz, second. Time, 3m. 13 2-5S. 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap— E. M. Peuschell, 
who had forty yards, kept the lead until the home 
stretch was reached, when Holland with a fine spurt 
won by several feet in 3m. 14 4-5S. 

One Mile Safety, Handicap— This was the best 
contested race of the day. The finish between the 
limit men was very close, Broadhurst winning from 
Trufle by only a few inches, with Dietz a very close 
third. Time, 3m. 17s. 

The handicapping in all cases was very bad. This 
was due in a great measure to the fact that nearly all 
of the men were novices and had no records. But if 
the handcapping had been done by some local men the 
results would have been more satisfactory. 

There are rumors that Hinds, of the Centaur team, 
could have changed the result of the team race if he 
had so desired. 

The annual century run of the Centaur Club will 
take place about October 15. 

On invitation of Mr. Broadhurst the winners of 
Wednesday's races met at the Academy of Music on 
Saturday night, and after the play the prizes were pre- 
sented to the winners. 

The ten mile championship race, of the Centaur Club, 
will be run on October 1. This race is for a gold medal 
that must be won twice in succession to become the 
property of the winner. It has been won once by Mr. 
G. C. Wedekind, and should he win this time it will 
become his. 

There will be races at Frederick on October 15, un- 
der the auspices of the Frederick County Fair Asso- 
ciation. The following is a list of the events : One 
mile ordinary, novice ; 1 mile safety, novice ; 1 mile 
club team, safety, teams of three and limited to strictly 
Maryland riders ; 1 mile ordinary, handicap ; 1 mile 
safety, handicap ; 1 mile Frederick County safety, 
championship, limited to Frederick County riders, 
for road wheels only ; i% mile safety, handicap; 1% 
mile ordinary, handicap. 

The list of prizes is not yet made up. Entries close 
with John A. Kennedy, Frederick, Md., at noon on 
October 8. EKHA. 


A member of one of the other clubs, in this city, said 
to me a few nights ago, " Why is it that the Brooklyns 
always seem so happy ? We hear occasionally of dis- 
agreeable happenings, but they never cause the least 
ripple of discord, and while other clubs seem to have 
their cliques and rival crowds under the same roof, 
the members of the Brooklyn Club are all friends." 
This is as it should be, and in trying to explain what 
to him seemed a phenomenon, I do not claim that ours 
is an isolated case, rather the reverse. The great ma- 
jority of clubs live in perfect harmony, and quietly 
live their life, either short or long, with ho break. It is 
because we hear of what is called " trouble " in this 
club or that that we have come to say in mysterious 
whispers, Have you heard of the split in such a club? 
as though the breaking up and disruption were but 
a question of a few days. How hurtful this is to a club 
cannot be estimated. When you get a club of one 
hundred and fifty members of a perfect unanimity of 
opinion, the impossible has been achieved, and "we 
may calmly await the millenium. This we have not 
got" in the Brooklyn club, but the something which 
binds us together and is so hard to understand by the 
non-member is sentiment. The Brooklyns possess an 
old guard, men who have labored for the club for 
years, who have watched its growth with increasing 
tenderness, and imbued it, from their over-abundant 
supply, with the newer members. By this club-love, and 
by one common ideal, one common aim, all differences 
have been sunk as they arose, in beneficial oblivion, 
to the club's general welfare. That is why the Brook- 
lyns are always happy. We do not say, "Go thou and 
do likewise." Our System may have been wrong; we 
only see our own results. Medicine for one may be 
death for another. We will go on our way, making 
friends where we may; an enemy, 1 trust, never. The 
editor will, 1 hope, forgive me for taking up so much 
Space to answer a simple " Why ?" 

This is the pleasantest season of the year lor riding, 

or ought to be. Our seasons are getting so abnormally 

mixed of late thai it is hard to predict cooling bice ies, 

for your expectations are apt to be turned tops) 

turyy by sweltering hot weather. Ncvcrt heless, runs 

through the Oranges or down on Long Island just at 

present ought to be well attended, the members who 
don't turn out Erom now on to COlO weather will miss 
many of Ihs best trips ol the ye<U A.TOI 

Sail Lake City rejoices In 11 cycling organl ation 

known as the Social Wheel Club, and il is in ., , 

flourishing condition. 

[Vol. VI., No. 3. 


Bicycling Tournament " ol 

part? ng. printers' ink freely It Is probable that tin- audience 

• 1 the finan la cor- 

ndingly greati i A heavy shower on Saturday, 

shortl .•arliriK. had tin 

.. many from attending, although in the 

tin- track tcarcely any rain fell whatever, 

in (acta more pleasant afternoon could not be desired. 

urn. I. sonu- through careless 

ruling and others on an insufficiently banked corner. 
nch. however, were serious, except that 01 
Anlhonv, who broke his thumb in two pis 

The fastest tune was by W. I. Murphy, N V. A. C, 

who. on Friday, rode from scratch in the one mile 

handicap in .m. CDS. The surface of the track 

• I! lie desired, but, those 

r>! The match race between Taxis and Wilhelm 
the cause ol much excitement and enthusiasm. 

nearly everyone in the audience making a favorite of 
either one or the other. When the race, after a mag- 
nificent spurt by both, was decided by the judges to 
I heat, the interest was doubled, and when 
was declared the victor on the second trial, by 
about four inches, lie was loudly cheered. Both races 
pluckily foiivThtout by the contestants on t 
• the mile. 
The two Murphysand Zimmerman gain popularity 

with every visit here, not only by their good riding, 
but also by their pleasant manners. 

There was no happier "culled pusson " in the city 

Saturday evening than Wm. Brown, proprietor of the 

{hoe polishing establishment at Broad and 

Columbia Aver Li gentleman had won the 

colored championship of Pennsylvania, and his prize 

liaplayed in Cunningham's show window, while 
Mr. Brown received congratulations and did a rushing 

business on the outside. The only other competitor 

hampionship honors was Mr. Wm. Young, who 
proved to be no match tor Mr Wm. Brown, although 
his beautiful physique and graceful posture won him 

idmiration of the audience. The "coon race" 

'.. be the p tanct of the two days' 


Another meet will I I tober 18. 

The Try on cup team race, which comes off on Satur- 
I much comment as might be ex- 
t races are now a 
mon tiling hereabouts. Five teams of lour men 
will in ail probability be entered, the make up 
h cannot he definitely stated, nwintf to the pos- 
sibility of a change at any time. 
Dataen, Degn.G nd [ack Haxleton will prob- 

ride for the Century Wheelmen, although w, P, 

Win. • tUted lor one of these. Dimon, 

n, Marriott and H. McCurdy will probably repre- 

Jouth Kn.l Wheelmen. It may be definitely 

kinpine, W. C. Smith. Donnelly and 
er will represent the Oxford, and Spaen, Rich, 
Van ' Taturn tl 

Just who will represent tin Columbia Cyclers 1 can- 

'. consisted 

•tit.une. anil Oilman. 
;<■ from tin- fact that tin- Century Wheelmen have 
admittedly the best team and -ire pra< ticall) i on 

superstition carries any weight with any 
ire -.lire to win, as the contest is held on the 

... largely Indentifled 

ed in- many 

of her members as a lucky instead ol an unluckvnum- 

The third annual meet .i the South End Wheelmen, 
held ..n • k, Septeml 

The club llsell 

nt. and the champion- 

. Iikelv to prove a hoi 

tils will attract the livers the 

. that 
i! furnish u port. 

lantern ; 1 1 lubs combined 

will >«• held on ' i sptain 

with whom 
. working hard lor the success of 
the »•• I'M i BBBWVN. 


• •r l>«y was a The 

It the 

ind will no doubt be 
willing. •» 1 think !.•• la al 

; irant» wtv inner born." 

1 1 

•nan in K- 

. in hi« neighborhood and 

al».. make* hl» ; 



The second nu ' C W. Road Officers' Cup 

[five mile handicap) was run on Saturday last, oyer 
the Kli/abeth-Kahway Boulevard. Out of six en- 
tries there were only two starters, Wilson and B T 
McLaughlin. Wilson had Mil i ,s. handicap ovei Ml 
Laughlin; in the first race for the cup Wilson had a 
handicap • at which time he was "given" 

the race by Messrs McLaughlin and Day, who fin- 
ished .scion',1 and third respectively Wilson's time in 
the first contest was aim. 4-'S. In tin second contest, on 
!ay last, he made the live miles in i.,m. 41s., over 
two minutes better time than in the first trial, McLaugh- 
lin bcinv; but little less than a minute behind him. The 
cup is now the property of Mr. Wilson, he having won 
it twice. It is safe to predict that Wilson will be 
"given "no more races. The winner states that he 
will offer a cup to be raced for under the same rules 

as governed the Road Officers' Cup. 

The war for the Merseles twelve hour road record 

cup is on. Pour weeks ago Mr. B. T. McLaughlin 

made a record of i..;' : miles in his trial for the 
prize; on August . W. B. Bldridge put in a few 
more chips and raised the pot to us miles (as 
stated in last week's WHEEL.) McLaughlin Baw 
the raise and on September ^ he went Bldridge 
It better, so that the present record is i ;i miles. 
Bldridge is rubbing his hind le^s with " Rccamicr 
Balm, etc., preparatory to trying for the record Sep- 
tember .■... at which time he announces that he will 
carry his hotel with him, eating ami sleeping on his 
wheel, remaining in the saddle the whole twelve hours. 
with a view to putting the record where it will stand. 
The cup is open for competition among the H. C. W 
members until November i. and it is possible that the 
month of October will find Day, Robertson. Edge, and 

other Hudson Cunty " stayers" carrying dynamo 

motors on their wheels, with a view to making the 
record 17s. Mv opinion is that the owner of the cup 
November 1 will have made 1 s.. miles in the time speci- 

I understand that an application has been made by 
the Jersey City Athletic Club for admission to the 
Wheelmen's Bowling League. It is predicted by those 
in a position to know, that the application will be 
denied, as the applicants are not a cycling club any 
more than is the New York Athletic Club, but likv the 
l.itt.r have a few members who ride the wheel. The 

original idea in the organisation of the Bowling 

League would not be carried out, were other than 
cycling club teams permitted to become members of 

the Wheelman's Bowling League. 

It has been said that the "Club Kicker " is a valu- 
able addition to a club, for the reason that a member 
who kicks shows that he takes a lively interest in the 
club's affairs, but how about the automaton whom for 
want of a more appropriate title we will call the "Club 
Drone.'' You all know him ; he abounds to a greater 

..r less degree in every organisation. He is the mem- 
ber who attends a meeting occasionally ; he never 

makes a remark on a subject under discussion during 
a meeting, but immediately after the conclusion, and 
at all other tunes, he has a fountain of complaints to 
turn on. He complains about the way the club is run, 
but never suggests a way out of the alleged mire : he 
is the man who will not attend a club run because 
they are "beastly parades ;" he complains because 
•1 accommodations are not provided 111 the club 
house, and al the same time he is, as a rule, three 
months in arrears with his dues Whenever he is 

named by the chairman aa a member ol icomi 

he promptly responds. " I decline,' and after that com- 
mittee has finished its work never tails to tell them 

what they should have done. The " Drone " usually 

resigns from his club in a year or two, and when his 

ition winding up with that wormy 
chestnut, " trusting the club will . ontinue i.. prosper, 

is rend, it is received with a promptness truly start- 
ling. The " Drone " is an • \t re me I v istie. I and un- 
happy mortal, nnd In has my sympathy. May hi 
so..n bet "in.- extinct. Peace to hU 

Chi ' the 11 1 . W., was among the vlslt- 

. .1.1 .111.1 Buffalo tournaments, and par- 
11 all the festivities 1 isii >na 1 1. 

held his ..wn among the badge swapping mania. 

over the famous. ind Buffalo, 

passing the competitors in the loo mile race on the 

< ..\-i I K. 


hay.- ■ ma 1 epoi 1 havin 

the Pi 
damnation ..1 tin- international Hotel manaj 

Ai.ont sixty wheelmen from this city went b 
Labor I lay, whet. 

..111. Ills I 

11 at the di 

park •■ . Do- pi I 

({old medal for the tit -.1 mention! 01.I a silver 

. up f..r the oi nly (•• 

t Rapids wheelmen, and • ron by 

Atwell, while William Melville captured the 

populat , and 

... ..t high t" 
•1 \ horn ..t 11 lend* mourn 


• 1. ken 

an *■ fit It up In fine 

We are delighted with the idea of having the next 

I.. A. W meet at Detroit Now is our chance to have 
a bi« tournament, to follow the meet. 

The Grand Rapids Cycle Company have their pat- 
terns made for their new wheel, and expect to have .1 
sample ready for exhibition in a few weeks. Superin- 
tendent Hain expects t.. enter the races of the St. 
lohns Bicycle Club. 


West Bradford Township, I'a., has received $14,000 
for the road Improvement fund, the amount having 
been s.. willed by the late Richard B. Bailey. 

The Manhattan Bicycle Club started for Mass. : 
on Sunday last, and the Brooklyn Bicycle Club jour- 
neyed to Tarrvtown. 

We have knowledge of a bright anil honest young 
man, who has had a (rood connection with the cj 
business, and is anxious 1 position with a 

n<.od Ik. use. Any letters addressed to Tin WHEEI 

will be forwarded to him. 

Mr. E. J. Shrivcr's little book, " Want and Wealth," 
has been most favorably received by the press. The 
New York Sun says of it : "This is one of tbe most 
serious views ol the tariff that we remember to have 
seen. It is eloquently written, and has many ot the 

elements of a trumpet call." The Chicago Titnei -.ays 

of it: "Generally sensible and tersely put; e 

cially vigorous and outspoken. The httic brochure is 
worth reading." The Detroit Neu 1 says "The broch- 
ure is well written, the arguments trenchant, the 
style perspicuous, ami the conclusions just and in- 
evitable, ft is short and to the point, too short in I 
The book can be obtained Irom B. \. Shriver, New- 
York Metal Exchange. 

The Ramblers Bicycle Club, of Buffalo, will la 
challenge to all clubs in Western New York foi ■ 
mile team road race from Eril 

Saturday, t>. t-.ber s. Six men will compose a team, 
and it is thought that the challenge will I ■■ 
by one club at least. 

A W. Barr, ol Westbon is makii 

tour across the continent, reached 1 Mem- 

ber ,. 

Ml Bars. Bldridge, Tuthill and Christian have been 
appointed by the Hudson County Wheelmen a.s a com- 
mittee to make all arrangements for bowling this ^.-.i 
son. The Atalanta Wheelmen began their regular 
Thursday nitflit practice games this week. 

The State Board of the New Jersey Division will 
• Bloomricld. September 18. 

Major Yard, of the Monmouth Democrat, is rep 
to be the first man to ride a bicycle in Freehold. N I 

The Century Wheelmen, of Philadelphia, ha. ■ 

d the prize trom Niagara Falls, offered by the 

proprietor of the elevator, at the Whirlpool R..; 

tor the largest club attendance at his place. 

At the regular monthly meeting of the North Bad 
Wheelmen last Monday evening the followii 

I for the ensuing six months: President, 
William II Cubberly; Vice-President, Charles Miller; 
Secretary, George Mi Dowel; Treasuri moat; 

Captain, 1 Hairy Gibson; Pirst Lieutenant. I. Kayan; 

I Lieutenant, William Cubberly; Buy ■ 
McDowel ; Banner Bearer, John Ri 

H.ii iv I'.air.l.of Little Rock, Ark., recent 

miles in twelve hours, which has caused much 

ment In that neighborhood, as the roads pi 

with gravel hills. 

\ wheelman of Lawrence, L l.,« and 

lined $10. this week, for running down a little Rirl 
while riding on the aide walk, w irned 

■ r clear of the sidewalk in this town and I -at 
Rock a way, as the law is to be Strictly en to' 

;o meeting ot the South End Wheelmi 
Philadelphia, the club - :■■ the \ I < 

Instructed eir Influence with that body to 

■:t by the Park Coml 

..t the law compellini ■. aa well • ■• ■ 

lighted lamps alter dark. 

Aftei finishing In the Philadelphia races last n 
Wilhelm, the Reading flyer, announced in-- intention 

■ intends to confine bin 
to bualni ss. making it Impossible to tx 
tune !•• training. 

The John Will. will -nbrr 


i ha ini been thorougl 
ana extended, bj Mi I M Richardson. Mr Ri- 

s..ii will be in NSW N'.'tk bv (», tober i. to look up the 

buaini ss ol the cotni 
ibly well with th< Referei thf a year, are looking 

for li made in 

they are sure t.. s. u 
in alu -.tin y. and agents on 

the lookout I line ahoul i in. 

have pur. base. I the 

■prlng f..i ■ 
in Tin Whim ..i Augll fork was thor- 

ough! imbe. who placed aev- 

and they • 
■ .i lion. Tl 

.■He, and Cap) I li Han 
. lub, have re tur ned 

from a lour through i 

.11 the month-, in the year, in t' 

iriiik' «» . ( .•hi in . 

Print is rip. 

utumn-tlnt. the 

month of month 

lon'l know half the pleas- 

September 12, 1890. J 



Brake ! Brake ! Brake ! 

But the band refuses to bite, 
I feel that I'm running backward, 

And my soul is sick with fright. 

Oh, well for the bicycle boy, 

Who can leap from his cycle with speed, 
With never a skirt to catch in the chain, 

Or petticoat to impede. 

And the stupid wheels run back, 
From the top to the foot of the hill. 

And it's only when stuck in a thorny hedge 
That my horrid old trike is still. 

— The Jrish Cyclist. 


Messrs. Lamplugh & Brown have brought out a 
new anti-vibration saddle which promises to be one 
of the best of its kind. 

The Cyclist thinks that cushion tyres will be more 
popular next year than pneumatics, and also considers 
that manufacturers will be safe in preparing for stock 
pneumatic cushion and solid tyred machines, some- 
where in the proportions of 15, 25 and 60 per cent, re- 
spectively of their entire output, while the Jrish Cy- 
clist says that next year there will be a run on the 
cushion tyres, but that in the following season the 
pneumatics will hold the field. 

Messrs. Calcott Bros. & West, makers of the XL 
safety, have found their premises much to small for 
them, and consequently have been compelled to add 
several dwelling houses close to the works, by which 
they hope to cope with their next year's orders, which 
are now being placed by agents. 

The Barrow Cycle Works have been bought by Mr. 
Jos. Wood, who has also secured the Humber and 
Raleigh agencies. 

The Quadrant Tricycle Co., and Harry S. Roberts, 
now supply any of their well-known machines with 
cushion tyres. 

Messrs. Tarver & Bowley, of London, have invented 
a contrivance for the automatic inflation of air tyres. 
" Through the rim on which the air tyre is laid is 
drilled a hole, and into this hole is screwed a small 
air syringe with the piston rod towards the top or out- 
side of the rubber. This top is kept out by a spring, 
and the whole contrivance is contained inside the 
air tube. Now, when the air tyre is at all flabby, it 
will be evident to the veriest novice that as the wheel 
comes round, the softness of the rubber will allow 
the piston rod to be compressed, and this compression 
automatically causes inflation. The principle is that of 
the ball-cock valve, for as soon as air begins to escape 
and renders the pressure less, the piston is allowed to 
be pressed down, and automatic inflation is the result. 
Moreover, by a simple contrivance in the adjusting 
of the inflator, the piston rod can be forced further 
towards the top of the tyre, and accordingly the pres- 
sure of air will be increased, while those who prefer 
to ride with the rubber slack can also adjust the piston 
inwards, and the whole thing is done. 

"The advantages are evident. The air will remain 
as nearly as possible at one pressure, and there will 
be no danger of pumping the tyre to bursting point ; 
there will be no fear of the tyre becoming slack, for 
the automatic engine knows just what it has got to 
do, and will do it. Of course, we have not yet been 
able to put the idea to the test, but the drawings and 
designs are as clear as daylight to the mechanical 
eye. We, however, are promised a machine for test- 
ing purposes at the earliest opportunity, and should 
the practical result not pan out as we fully expect, we 
shall have no hesitation in saying so ; but long and 
varied experience with all sorts of mechanical dodges 
warrant us being well assured that in practice the 
idea will be even better than it appears in theory." 

Cycle fittings and sundries in great variety can now 
be had from Messrs. Brown Bros., of Great Eastern 
Street, E. C, who have had to extend their premises 
largely. Long waits on goods coming from Coven- 
try, Birmingham or Wolverhampton will now be done 
away with, as Messrs. Brown will do their best to keep 
everytliing in the sundry line. 

The Manchester Cycle Co. report extremely good 
business, and next year they fear they will have to 
build new works much larger than the present prem- 

The Cobden Co. have undoubtedly got hold of a good 
thing in the Cobden Duplex frame, which is made out 
of one piece of tube and in appearance is something 
like a double shoe. It is what may be termed a nat- 
ional spring frame when desired, and by the addition 
of a pair of cross struts it can be made as rigid as the 
stiffest diamond framed machine out. In the racers 
the frame, despite its double character, is made out 
of one length of tube, being doubled round the socket 
head and bent rearwards and downwards in the form 
of a horseshoe or letter C, one part of the frame 
being on each side of the driving wheel, which is 
attached by means of slotted lugs to provide for the 
chain adjustment; still curving on, the lowest part of 
the frame holds the crank bearings, and then the 
tubes bend upwards again to the top of the crown of 
the front forks. The finished machine has a very 
taut and racy appearance, the position of the handles 
and saddle being well considered, and is such as to be 
remarkably taking to the eye. The inventor states 
that he can make a racing machine weighing about 
fourteen or fifteen pounds that will stand any amount 
of fair usage, and he will have such a safety on view 
at the next Show. 

The trade of the Acme Two Speed Gear Co. has in- 
creased to such an extent that they have been forced 
to remove into more extensive premises, situated on 
Cornbrook Road, Chester Road, Manchester. 

According to a correspondent of a Glasgow news- 
paper, the wheeling sport is growing rapidly in pop- 
ularity throughout Germany. Several Coventry 
manufacturers, taking advantage of the import 
duties, have started works in Germany, and the large 
German sewing machine companies have added the 
bicycle branch to their business, but for the more im- 
portant part of the machinery and the best quality of 
steel, they entirely depend upon the imports from 
Great Britain. 

Messrs. J. & H. Brooks, of Birmingham, have in- 
vented and patented some improvements applicable 
to cycle wheels. 

Eureka ! 'Tis found ! ! Messrs. Philpot & Clayson, 
of the Brixton Bicycle Club, London, have produced 
and tried successfully a new tyre which does not in- 
flate, will not burst, is not damaged by punctures, 
yet has all the life and speed of the pneumatic tyres. 

Two hundred and fifty employees of the. St. George's 
Engineering Co., Birmingham, enjoyed their annual 
outing on Augvist 16, the destination being Hagley, 
and on the same day 600 of J. K. Starley & Co.'s 
workers, with their friends, had their first annual pic- 
nic at Stoneleigh Deer Park, eight miles from Coven- 

G. P. Mills, of Biggleswade, cycle manufacturer, 
was publicly examined in bankruptcy at Bedford last 
week. He attributed his insolvency entirely to al- 
leged embezzlements and absconding of his former 
partner, A. W. Gamble. 

Two Manchester firms and one in Leicester ara now 
manufacturing the pneumatic tyre. Owing to great 
improvements which have been made, next year will 
in all likelihood see both weight and expense of the 
tyre increased. 

Messrs. Warwick & Sons, of Birmingham, who are 
the biggest firm in the world in the manufacture of 
cycle rims, announce that they can supply same, in- 
cluding both mud-guards and stampings for pneu- 
matic and cushion tyres. 

E. Lovell, of the big business of "Cycledom" in 
Blackfriers Road, S. E., is clearing out his stock just 
now, amounting to 900 machines. He has also taken 
over the large cycle factory of Messrs. C. Wright & 
Co., of Romford, from which he will turn out 200 
machines per week, with the " Cycledom " factory 
out-put as an extra. 

Messrs. Kirschner & Bernhardt, of Dresden, are 
manufacturing bicy*cle handles from compressed 
paper chemically prepared. They are firm, hard and 
light and have the additional advantage of being non- 
conductors of heat. 

Mr. J. A. Footit, of Ilkley and Derby, has brought 
out what appears to be a most sensible idea. The 
patent takes the form of two metal levers or weights, 
which can be easily attached by the veriest tyro by 
means of adjustable screws to the inner part of the 
hub or axle of a safety or ordinary bicycle. These 
levers give a fly-wheel force equal to ten pounds, and 
the inventor claims that a safety geared to 60 inches 
and fitted with his invention will only take half as 
much labor to propel as is the case at present. Ma- 
chines fitted with this patent will allow the high gear- 
ing of 70 and 80 inches, and this without the extra 
work a high gear entails. 

The Centaur Cycle Co. and Baylies, Thomas & Co., 
of Coventry, have both^lost sums of money in York- 
shire by the kindness or an individual called Foster 
who, falsely representing himself as agent for the 
firms named, collected various amounts due to them 
in the above district. 

The manufacturers of the " Golden Era" cycle, the 
Golden Syndicate, Limited, have gone into liquida- 

Every N. C. U. championship this year has been 
won on wheels manufactured by Messrs. Humber & 
Co. A good and well-deserved record. 

A correspondent of The Cyclist writes "that anew 
invention will shortly be placed before the public 
which will bring about a revolution in cycle wheels. 
It is purely a mechanical arrangement, and the pat- 
entees claim that it will entirely supersede the pneu- 
matic tyre." 

From Dublin we learn that Harry James, of Bir- 
mingham, can turn out a machine that will stand Irish 
roads, which, when fitted with pneumatic tyres, is 
ten pounds lighter than those turned out by the larg- 
est firms in the trade. His exhibit at the last Stanley 
show was also particularly observable for light- 
ness of build. 

New Cycle-making Company.— Among the com- 
panies lately registered is the R. F. Hall (late of 
Abingdon Works Co.) Manufacturing Co. Objects : 
To carry on business as manufacturers of cycle fit- 
tings in the United Kingdom or elsewhere. Capital 
,65,000, in .£5 shares. Subscribers of one share are: 
R. A. Pensent, solicitor, A. W. Freeman, solicitor, T. 
S. Smith, solicitor, all of Birmingham, and four others. 
First directors (three to five) to be appointed by sub- 
scribers. Registered August 1, by Smith, Pensent & 
Co., solicitors, Birmingham. 

The Sultan of Morocco has given Mr. C. FaiTis, 
well known by his cycle oil, a large order for candles 
6% feet high, beautifully hand-painted, costing about 
£8 each and weighing fifteen pounds each. 

Messrs. H. Miller & Co., of Birmingham, announce 
that they are prepared to manufacture under license 
any patented novelty in connection with the cycle 
accessory trade and will be pleased to hear from any- 
one having an invention to sell. Messrs. Miller nave 
the best possible facilities lor both manufacturing 
and putting on the market. 


Seth W. Babbitt, Meriden, Conn, 
cember 26, 1889. 

Filed De- 

Claim. — 1. A bifurcated saddle seat having 
the front ends thereof connected to a bifurcated 
spring-support, said support having its arms ex- 
tended rearwardly to reinforce the sides of the 
seat opening, substantially as described. 

2. In a saddle, the combination of the seat 
having continuous opening <?, with the bifurca- 
ted support B, having its ends b extending rear- 
wardly and connected to the front ends of the 
seat and having its cross bar b' below the level 
of the seat, and means for supporting the rear 
of the seat and the said support B, substantial- 
ly as described. 

3. In a saddle, the combination, with the rear 
seat-support C, having recesses c c, of the spring 
Z, fitted to said recesses, substantially as de- 

4. In a bicycle saddle, a bifurcated support 
for the front end thereof having a rocking con- 
nection with the frame, substantially as de- 

5. In a bicycle saddle, the combination, with 
the sleeve d, suitably supported, of the bifurca- 
ted support B, having its arm A' passing through 
said sleeve, nuts d-i, and brace D, substantially 
as described. 

An Improved Cushion Tyre. 

An improved cushion tyre has been patented by 
Mr. C. M. Lindley. Instead of being circular, with a 
hole through the middle, it is D-shaped in section, the 
flat part of the D resting on the top edges of the 
usual U rim, so that the space between the flat rub- 
ber and the bed of the rim is left vacant. More elas- 
ticity, and lighter weight, is the result claimed. 

A member oJ tin- Elizabeth Wheelmen is the pos 

sessor of a II ickory wheel which attracts ill 11c h alien 
lion and is the cause of considerable comment 

Every one of this year's English amateur champion- 
ships — bicycle, tricycle and safety— eleven in number, 
have been won on Humber machines. It was a 
pneumatic-tyred Humber Safety on which Mecredy 
rode his 2m. 26 4-5S. 

Mr. D. Snitjer, the St. Louis dealer, was represented 
at the meet by L. M. Wainright and J. Harold Child. 
Mr. Child, who is at present visiting at Hartford, 
Conn., will remain East for a few months. 

Says the Athlete: "The Cataract House got the 
cream of the cycling guests." From personal expe- 
rience, the writer is of opinion that the International 
got all the cream of the cycling guests. 

Harry H. Hodgson, of New Orleans, who is in Goth- 
am for a few days, called on the Wheel. "Harry" will 
accompany the Harlem Wheelmen on their club run 
to Tarrytown on Sunday. 

Captain J. H. Gibson, of the North End Wheelmen, 
Philadelphia, has offered a silver medal to the mem- 
ber attending the greatest number of club runs dur- 
ing the next six months. Should the contest result in 
a tie, the winners will ride a five mile road race over 
the Century course for the possession of the trophy. 

The Referee Wheelmen, of Philadelphia, have de- 
cided to rent a house at Seventeenth and Diamond 
Streets, for their headquarters. The club has sixty- 
six members and is in a flourishing condition. Clarke 
Linton was elected captain last week, in place of Sam- 
uel Crawford, resigned. 

Seventeen members of the Manhattan Bicycle Club 
started for Massepequa, L. I., on Sunday last, but ow 
ing to the poor roads they only reached Hempstead. 
Capt. Fuller, of the Brooklyn Bicycle Club, conducted 
a party to Tarrytown. 

In a recent issue of THE W11KK1., reference was 
made to the Bolte Spring Pork as the best anti-vi- 

brutor on the market. Til is slat eillenl was made 111 
judiciously by a 111 ember of Till-: WllKl'l 's stall', and it 
is only lair to state that as no representative of THE 
WHEEL has tried the folk, it is Impossible to state 

whether it is the best, or otherwise, From present 
knowledge it would seem that the Bolte Spring Fork 
is a valuable Invention, and no doubt will have a large 

call among anti-vibrators j but to sav that it is the 
best, is praise which has not been justified bv the test 

ol I i 1 111'. 

A Maine man attaches a lawn mower to his bicycle 

and then rides joyfully over the grass and chuckles 
to himself, while his less progressive neighbors push 
along their grass cutters in the t rue orthodox fashion. 
One can confident I \ expect to see Unsophisticated 

lathers towing along babj carriages in this manner 

before a I real while 


[Vol. VI., No. 3. 


An interesting article on tout prominent 

■ his issue of THH 
Winn- It will appear next week, 

n-i i«* «re oaiume ui me rcaciuc, Doaru, no action win 
iken. IIh- manager* oi the meet did not send the 
entries i<> tin- handicapper until th< ore the 

meet, telegraphing them, unaccompanied by the 
proper information, and tin- allottments not arriv- 
ing, a handicapper wns appointed on tin- grounds. 

irding to the New York Sun, tin- Caldwell 
Wheelmen held a "tandem parade " on Tuesday eve- 
ning of tin* week, ami the riders of that town arc won- 
dering who participated in the procession, as there is 
not ., resident in the plan- possessing a two 


Philadelphia t*dg*r enlightens its readers on 
the tyres that are destined to shortly become all the 

- follows . 

'■ 'I'll ere can l'e no doubt that the anti-vibratory tvre 

is the coming tiling among racing men, the question 

now bcintf as to the relative merits of the pneu- 
tnat. Won tyres The former, which was 

the first inflated tyre to be invented, now holds 
a majority of the world's track records, and 
the sensation caused by its recent appear- 
on the tracks in this country, ridden by 
members of the X V A (' . is familiar to those who 
have 1 read of this season's meets. The 

weak point in the machine, jud^int; from its rec- 
ord in En ma to be its liability to burst 
or cut, allowing the air to escape, and leaving 
the rider in a bad plight The cushion tin 
which there are only two or three in this countrv, 
id of being inflated with an air pump, as is 
the pneum n endless air-tic,ht lube, about 
nches in diameter, the rubber of which is 
much heavier than the pneumatic, and, there- 
not likely to iiit upon sharp stones ,,t cjass. 
After making a tyre, which would ordinarily be titted 
b wheel, it is stretched on a -iiich wheel, 
thereby greatly compressing the air contained therein 
and forming a cushion, which absorbs much oi tin 
vibration experienced on a safety machine Either 
■ improvement upon the ordinary tvre, 
but it will require a season's experience to |. 

ite opinion of their relative speed qualities. 

Dtury are so well pie. is, ,| 
with the way in which Ha/letori represented them at 

ind later with his riding at Buffalo, 
11 Philadelphia, that they will tender him an 
• 'ti at the club-house on tin- evening 

H itleton during the present 
which he has n as..n t,, be proo 
two months hi- ha. I a. Ivan, ed from tin- |. ( .. class, with 

N. upon Banker, wilhelm and 

• ■ 1 ..11 last Saturday, when 

in the two mile safety he v. with 

■ '. irphy ana Berl in the half-mile 

ordinary from Wilhelm and Taxis. A few dass 
■tin Banker and W. 1'. Murphy 
in the one mile 


.stniK longing eves upon the 

; Mires have been made by nearly 

■1 tills SI . t i,,n ..1 1 1 iintrv 

■ their me mix i s Har.leton, 

•s , „, and will for 

I ride under tin , oloi s ol 
that club. iding many rumors to ti. 

Itirely mi. lei tin . 


New York Bicycle Co., 

Nm. 4 4l 6 East 60th St., N. Y. City. 

Summer I. Beals and !•'. R. Knowles will pos 

undertake the task oi lowering the tiltv mile tandem 

i. on the Blizabeth-Rahway course, to-morrow 

aften 1. recently established by M< ssrs. i,,n„ 

Calkins in th. ism. 


■■ Words u e.nts 

T\» o Insertions it) 11 


Map-iinng in all Its Brunches. 
KnUrged Sbop I New Macho < lists I 

All work dons on th* I'rem. - 

and thut pay but out prodt ! BrnMATat 

I- »>o UB ' 

ZOOK, 1 mi/. Pa., Bays, Sells, Trades. 

.10 Kagle ami < heap 

Ordlaariea and Safeties Warned in Trade 

•16O.00 New Ttike B5BO, 

„ . Kew , I 01 * Bicycle Company, Hon. 4 sod 6 Ksat 00th 
Street, ft. I. New snd St-cond-llaml Machines. Choice 
assortment. Prices ressonrble. Wheels to rent. Cirlluir 
Accessories of all kinds. List of llanrali.s snd Sundries 
free upon application. Old mounts takon In part dst. 
ment for Jien. * ' 

A Grand ll.unain II you want a 'go 
pattern Colunibia Safety cheaper than 
dirt, you should write immediately to 
91. Dayton Tilnian, Roane, I ml. 

\\'ILL EXCHANGE for a good safety bicycle a 

vv thoroughbred setter (registered) valued at $250. 

Address Setter, P. O. Box . 

\\ r HI- EXCHANGE Ruggles Canoe, 15x30. fully 
* equipped, in perfect order, for 'S9 safety ; Victor, 
Psycho or Columbia preferred. Address P. (). Box 
V Y. 

pXCHANGE S4. or 55-inch Columbia Racer for 
1 - Columbia Li^ht Roadster Safety. Banker & 
Campbell Co., Limited, 1786 Broadway, New York. 


DARGAINS. 53-in. half nickled Eagle, run less than 

1. ■■-, miles; also new Paragon Safety, not run 10 
miles. Write quick to Frank 1). Craig, Dock Bi 

Portland, ind. ,JL I2 

poR SALE Eroquois Safety, run 200 miles, cost $125; 
$95- 52-inch Eagle, run 100 miles, cost $135 ; $100. 

John J. Yountf, Breenville, la. 9 -, 2 

pOR SALE Mew Victor Safety, 1890 pattern. $120: 
1 New Mail Safety, [89a pattern, $118 ; 51-inch Col- 
umbia Light Roadster, nearly new, $50! twenty ordin- 
aries from $10 to $ t5 each. \V. A. l'.eaman. Athol, 

I WILL GIVE |oo for an 1890 Victor Safety in good 

1 condition. Address ]',. New 


pAGLE, brand new, standard finish. Must be sold 
l - > Big snap. Only $75. C. O. D. on receipt of enough 

to pay express chargea 1 . B Catlin, Winsted, Conn. 

pORSALB No. 1 Coventry Rival : balls all around: 

with Lamp and Stand complete; in use- 1 wo months 
and ridden less than 15,. miles; finish and bearings 

perfect and fully as c,.>,.d as a new machine. I. M 
Harkoe, rji Dean St., Brooklyn, N. Y. ' ,,.,.. 

POR SALE Columbia Tandem Safely; liist-class 
* condition ; pine, ti 35 ; I \\ 1;.,,, & , 
llatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, N Y. 

VI At HINI8T WANTED Used to cycle repairing ; 

..lie win. understands his business I W Mate 

a Co., t I'latbnsh Avenue, Brooklyn. t I c 

POB BALE OR i.\< iiam.i a ,,.„„), S) 

I Star, two-third nickel ; roller and ball beat 
mil tangent spokes; hollow frame and rims ; in . 

ondltion , Will sell at a ban. am 

model high gn u,, x 

View Station, Milwaukee, Wis 

i>o )<>ii a Hiu.i u i van law arleaT 

II «<>, rend our Itargalii M.t. 

I low IS 
One New Vict,, 1 Sat, ty ,,-:,;,,,. $,,.. vy,,,, -^ „ , 

One 1800 \ n toi id. n ■-.. m 

as new. 
on,- Victor 18 top worn. Ii ■ Qn si 

on. •• Ughl " Ramblei Safety, shop worn only i„„ 

Rambler, - Ridden 

One Vul ni vei riddi ■ ■.,,,, lynow, 

One 1 olumbia 1 in. h, ni n von 

One Colombia Batety, ,- spair, | Rl Iden 

out 1 1 ' 
. hull. 1 

1 shape, * Ver\ 

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■ $7, 


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I'. it. April 15, 1890. 

Solid Gold, - $5.50. I Gold Pilled. 


V . 11.. 

Cold Filled Watch Charm 
Parts all work, $2.50. 

No. 144A. 
League Pin, Solid 
Gold, $3.50. 

No. .-hB. 
League Pin, Solid Gold 
with top for letter- 
ing, $5.00. 

No 144C. 
Same as 1 44B, except 

■ , il>. No. 144K. 

Same as 144B, except top. 

Solid Gold, 
Kimineled, $2.00. 


Solid Gold, 
Kuaiueled, $1.76. 

Solid Gold, Kitameled 
top for i.iii/ruvliitf, 

N-. 199. 

Solid Gold, Kuameled 
bottom plate for en- 
trravlnir, tl.76. 

In . Badgsn which all have 

t, Ruby, Bapphire 01 Use 

I tin des. riptn.u 
Wdl .; .1 pi 1. c lor 144 pins 

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[Whole Number, 134 



is paved with good intentions and cuss words ; it is also a matter of fact, that 

as a curse-provoker a poor bicycle lamp is a very emphatic success. In an 

inverse ratio, the value of a good one is easily grasped. 

We gave the subject of lamps considerable study, and after several 

months' exhaustive experiment with all the most popular American and im- 
ported articles, produced THE RAMBLER LAMP, which in these days of broad assertions we do not hesitate to say stands 
unrivaled. It is a lamp which CANNOT BE MELTED APART from the undue heat of an improperly adjusted wick, being 
formed with locked and folded seams, no solder being used except in the oil reservoir ; which CANNOT BE SHAKEN OUT 
its spring back yielding to all unevenness in the road and absorbing all the vibration of the wheel ; which DOES NOT RATTLE 
the spring and spring connections being noiselessly elastic, the oil reservoir being held securely in place, and the mode of attach- 
ment to the bracket, making it absolutely rigid; which CANNOT BE ACCIDENTLY DETACHED, our new method of 

In Hub Lamps, we have the CHAMPION, 
$5.00 ; the CHALLENGE, $3.00 ; the 
IDEAL, $2.25 ; all of which continue 
to hold their own. 


i^TO THE TRADE— We are now 
prepared to offer seasonable quotations. 

securing to lamp bracket, making it impossible; which is SIMPLE AND EASILY CLEANED, the reflector being detachable 
for that purpose ; which is WELL MADE THROUGHOUT AND HANDSOME IN APPEARANCE, and which SELLS 
AT A REASONABLE PRICE, $5.50 for No. 1, (large) ; $4.50 for No. 2, (medium). 

A cheaper and smaller lamp than the Rambler, is the "Chicago Headlight," a $2 50 article, which stands at the head of 
its class, having spring back, detachable reflector and locked and folded seams. Attached to the head centre screw by means of 

a bracket, which we can also furnish, both the "Rambler" and "Headlight" can be 

used as head lamps on the ordinary. 


New England Branch House i 


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[Voi. VI.. No. 4. 



The perfection of Simplicity and Economy of Power. No chain. Mo Gears. Immense I'owi-r and Speed 
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This was nol an "ORMONDE CYCLE," bin the greal race horse winnei >>i the 
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September 19, 1890.] 



The "Singer" Ladies' Safety. 

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« « PRICE, ^135,00. ►► ►► 



For full particulars of all " Singer " Cycles see Illustrated Catalogue. 




Rovers Win pive of the peoria prizes. 

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[Vol. VI., No. 4. 



We are prepared to make immediate shipments of our 


Pitted with these Celebrated Tyres, at only $5.00 additional cost. 


Did you notice thai the same man and same machine won the PEORIA HILL CLIMBING 
CONTEST that won at St. Louis? Yes, Richard Hurck, in 1 minute 4 1-5 seconds, on 
the NEW RAPID LADIES' SAFETY, a stock machine, but geared up to 56. 



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We are now prepared to supply at short notice, in addition to our ordinary lines, 

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[Vol. VI., No. 4. 


Fine Mechanism. 

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(Patented March n. i8go.) 

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In all bicycles of the Safety type is the undue vibration felt while passing over roads of any description. To counter- 
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have tried it, and is made to fit all the leading makes of Safeties 


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[Vol. vi.. No. 4. 

The ^agle leads on Track and i\oad. 

Three First s at Philadel phia, September 6th. 

The Half-Mile Philadelphi a Cham pionship won by 
J. R. Hazelton on an Eagle Racer. 

B. p. /T\eDai7i<?l a^o 
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The English riders are still untiringly as- 
saulting the records on the Paddington track, 
and in some instances they have performed 
some wonderfuj feats. A message from Cov- 
entry informs us that on September 9 W. C. 
Jones (Polytechnic), paced by Parsons, Morden 
and Edwards, accomplished the marvelous 
time of 2m. 20 3-5S. over the mile course at 
Paddington, mounted on a pneumatic safety. 
This beats Mecredy's grand record by 6 1-5S. 
A. C. Edwards also reduced Du Cros' half mile 
record by 1-5S. , his time being im. 10 4-5S., the 
time being the same as Windle's ordinary rec- 
ord recently made at Peoria. 

On the road the same day Messrs. Pope and 
Arnott reduced the 100 mile tandem tricycle 
record to 6h. 30m. 19s. It has also been cabled 
that Jones rode five miles in 12m. 54 2-5S. as 
follows: First in 2m. 28 1-5, second in 2m. 
31 2-5S., third in 2m. 38 3-5S., fourth in 2m. 
40 2-5S., and fifth in 2m. 35 4-5S., making a 
total of 12m. 54 2-5S. for the full five miles, or 
twenty-two seconds faster than Mecredy's best. 

Perhaps the finest performance of the lot, 
however, and certainly one that seemed to stag- 
ger the onlookers the most, was his first two 
miles in 4m. 59 3-5S. , as against Mecredy's pre- 
vious best of 5m. 12 3-5S. 

At Paddington, August 30, Archer made a 
successful attempt to lower the half-mile ordi- 
nary record of im. 13 4-5S. , made by Osmond, 
August 9. Paced by Leitch, Faith and Harris, 
he covered the quarter in 37s., and the half in 
im. 13 3-5S. But for a high wind he would 
have done better. 

On August 25, R. J. Mecredy lowered the 
starting quarter safety record at Bristol to 
34 3-5S., it formerly being 35>£s. The track 
was heavy from falling rain. 


We have found Peoria, and it is ours. 

The Mayor, a bright, young, breezy Mayor of a 
pretty, bustling city, gave us the town when we came 
here, and only to-night do we give it back to the 

The Peoria meet stands out prominently as the most 
successful meet of the year ; not so great as the Niagara 
affair, but the fellows had more fun and the races 
were of much higher class. 

the races. 

The races were of the highest class, the weather 
superb, the spectators multitudinous and enthusiastic, 
the entertainments enjoyable, the hotel accommoda- 
tions passably pleasant ; not too much to do, no all- 
day and all-night hustle and bustle, and with just 
enough people here to get acquainted the one with the 

Peoria is a city of 50,000 people, within thirty-six 
hours of New York, and within anight ride of Indian- 
apolis, Chicago, St. Louis, and other populous and pros- 
perous Western cities. The town nestles on the banks 
of the Peoria River ; the streets are ridable and level, 
and one can get about easily awheel. There are 
numbers of pretty houses and nicely laid out streets, 
and the place grows on one. 


Besides the street riding there is a field which it is 
a pleasure to explore. The city is surrounded by 
bluffs some 300 or 400 feet above the city level. 
These bluffs once gained, the rider has mile after 
mile of pretty streets, with sidepath or macadam 
riding, every revolution of the wheel disclosing views 
of remarkable beauty. 

Outside of the bluff riding there is a pretty run 
along the river road, the river, by-the-bye, being as 
beautiful as the noble Hudson. There is also a famous 
five mile run to Prospect Point, which is gained by 
slight ascent, and from which a most charming view 
of the country is had for thirty miles about. Given 
this pretty city, and the most delightful September 
weather, with a good hotel, plenty of incidental enjoy- 
ment, and two days of rare sport at the race track, 
and the verdict could not be otherwise than favorable. 

The cyclists began to arrive early on Friday, Chi- 
cago sending a large delegation, with Indianapolis, 
Milwaukee, St. Louis and all the convenient cities and 
towns being well represented. The headquarters was 
at the National Hotel, within a block of the Peoria 
Club. A large number of people who " follow the 
crowd" were present. 


The race track is a park suitable for all sorts of out- 
door sport. It has two tracks, a third, and a half mile, 
the former used for training only. The track was 
built by the street car company, and the Peoria Club 
are allowed to use it without charge. The park is 
about three miles from the centre of the city, and 
reached by electric car or by an easy and pleasant 

The race meet was in the highest degree a great 
success. The weather on both days, especially on the 
first day, was remarkably fine. The track was in good 
shape, the fields were large, the contests most inter- 
esting, the times satisfactory, with no hitch or mis- 
understanding of any kind. The track was kept clear, 
and the opinion of the talent was that the meeting was 
as well managed as well could be. 

On the first day there were close upon 3,000 people 
present, and on the second day there were quite 3,500 
people in the park. The grand stand was entirely 
crowded, and the innerfield could scarcely be seen for 
vehicles ; in fact, the turnouts must have numbered 
about 200. 


Of the sport too much can hardte be written The 
sensational incident of the meet was the double defeat 
Windle suffered at the hands of Zimmerman. In the 
quarter mile, open, Windle won by a stretch of day- 
light in 35s., yet in the final Zimmerman outsprinted 
him over the tape in 36s. In the mile, open, safety 
race, Berlo won by a most sensational finish in the 
splendid time of 2m. 37s., Hoyland Smith finishing 

The five mile safety championship was a most bril- 
liant win for W. P. Murphy, the last mile being run in 
2m. 42s. In the two mile tandem safety, Rich and 
Campbell outspurted Murphy and Smith and Lumsdcn 
and Winship, riding the last quarter in 32 1-5S. The 
two mile handicap was a runaway for a man on the 
350 yard mark who won in 5m. 10s. Rich, who started 
from scratch, rode unplaced in 5m. 34s. 

In the two mile safety handicap, Barnett, from the 
60 yard mark, worked his way home first in the re- 
markably fast time of 5m. 20S. 

The sport on the second day opened with a two mile 
tandem safety race, at which game Rich and Camp- 
bell again proved their supremacy. In the mile safety 
handicap Rowland Smith did a most remarkable per- 
formance, riding from the thirty yard mark in 111. 
30 1-5S., the performance being as' good as am. |3 3-5S. 
all the way. 

In the mile ordinary handicap Zimmerman, from 
the twenty-five yard mark, won in am. 3a ;-.,s., and 
riding up to his mark, was timed in am. m 3-5S, lor the 
mile. In the mile open A. li. Rich defeated a field of 
cracks in am. loa-js. The ten mile championship race 
was another Waterloo for Windle. who was thirty 
yards behind when the bell rang and lie was unable I" 

beat Zimmerman home. The sport is described below 

in detail. 


The track, a half-mile with raised curves, was in fine 
condition, the weather bright and warm, with not 
much breeze. The races were started at 2.10 and 
were finished shortly before 5, being hurried through 
to avoid a threatened rainstorm which did not mater- 
ialize. The various events resulted as follows : 

One Mile Bicycle Novice— i, Charles T.Kinseley 
Chicago ; time, 2m. 50 3-5S. 2, J. R. Pollock, Chicago 
time, am. 5 i#s. 3, A. Vaillancourt, Maywood, 111. 
4 '-n ™ H ° 1,; o n > Omaha. 5, Irving Woods, Jackson- 
ville, pi. 6, H. W. Danforth, Washington, 111. 7 
Ezequiel Aranda, Champaign, 111. 

One Mile Safety Novice— i, e. a. Hatfield 
Peoria ; time, 3 m. 5 1-5S. 2, B. L. Portafield, Omaha! 
3, A. Or. Smith, Peoria. 

One Quarter Mile Bicycle, Open, Heats First 
H ^ AT r T i W ,- S. Campbell, New York A. C: time, 37 s. 
*V T W Al ^ ral Y,. M , llwaukee - 3, Louis Masi, Peoria. 4, 
N H. Van Sicklen, Chicago. 5, A. D. F. Simmons 
Chicago. 6, H. R. Winship, Chicago. 

Second Heat— i, Willie Windle, Berkeley A C • 
time, 35s. 2, F. H. Tuttle, Chicago. 3, A. A. Zimmer- 
ma . n > New Jersey A. C. 4, A. G. Harding, St. Louis. 
Kan' A ' C ' 6 ' A- J ' Henle > r ' Wichita, 

Windle got away from the bunch several score of 
yards from home and won by two lengths, though 
I uttle made him thoroughly extend himself to win 
I he time was excellent, one-half of the quarter beinsr 
run in the wind. 

Final Heat— i, Zimmerman, time 36s. 2, Windle 
3, Campbell. 

Windle was slightly in the lead fifty yards from 
home, but Zimmerman made a remarkable spurt and 
catching Windle just at the tape, beat him by a yard 
the field close on the heels of the leaders. This was 
the first time Windle had ever been defeated from 
scratch and no doubt felt it keenly. Zimmerman now 
came in for a lot of applause as he came home. Later 
he said that he was sorry for Windle, because be knew 
that Windle was faster than himself. 

One Mile Safety, Open— i, p. j. Berlo; time, 2m 
37s. 2, Hoyland Smith ; time, 2m. 37 i- 5 s. 3 W C 
Thorne, Chicago. 4 , C. E. Kluge. 5, W. F. Murphy! 
6, Bert Myers. 

At the quarter mile Hoyland Smith jumped the field 
and spurting over a half-mile, entered the home- 
stretch yards ahead of the others. Each man strained 
every nerve to catch Smith, and coming towards the 
tape, Berlo was seen to leave the others. At ten yards 
from home Smith was still leading and he looked a 
winner to a moral certainty, but Berlo, by a remark- 
able effort, ground his wheel on the tape first by a 
foot. It was a most sensational finish, and Berlo's 
final burst on the tape will long be remembered by 
all who saw it. The fractional times were : •%, 38 4-5S 
y 2 , im. 19 2-5S.; %, 2m. 3-5S.; 1 mile, 2m. 37 s. 

One Mile Safety, 310 Class-i, C. T. Kinseley, 
Chicago; time 2m. 55s. 2, J. D. Herndon, Clarksville, 
Tenn.; time 2m. 55 ^s. 3, R. Hurck, St. Louis. 4 , H. 
W. Danforth, Washington, 111. 

Five Mile Safety Championship of America — 
1, W. F. Murphy, time 15m. 2 6^s.; 2, P. J. Berlo: 3, 
C. E. Kluge ; 4, Hoyland Smith ; 5, N. E. Laurie ; 6, 
Geo. K. Barrett. The race was left to the last mile 
which was hit off in 2m. 42s., and especially to the last 
quarter, run in 34 i- 5 s. This was one of the most im- 
portant safety events of the year, and adds a great 
big plume to the Murphy head-gear. The times were: 
1, 3m. 8s. ; 2, 6m. 25s. ; 3, 9m. 47 2-5S. ; 4, 12m. 44 3-5S. ; 
5, 15m. 26^S. 

Two Mile Safety, 6.20 Class.— 1, E. J. Roberts, 
Chicago, time 6m. 7 ^s.; 2, C. A. Hatfield, Delavan, 
111., 6m. 7 ^s.; 3, Richard Hurck, St. Louis; 4, B. L. 
Portafield, Omaha; 5, H. J. Winn, Chicago; 6, John 
Mason, Chicago ; 7, W. C. Wegna, Milwaukee, Wis. 

One Mile Tandem Safety.— i, a. B. Kich and W. 
S. Campbell, time 2m. 57s.; 2, Bert Meyers and Louis 
Masi, Peoria; 3, W. F. Murphy and Hoyland Smith. 
The last half was ridden in im. 15 4 - 5 s.; the last quar- 
ter in 32 1-5S. Rich and Campbell spurted madlv 
down the homestretch and gave a wonderful exhibi 
tion of sprinting. Murphy and Smith's tandem was 
geared down to 52 inches, while the machine used 
by Campbell and Rich was geared to 66 inches. 

One Mile Bicycle, Boys.-i, Fred Orr, Peoria; -, 
F. L Kurtz, Chicago: 3, Major Tailor, Indianapolis. 
The Major was a bright little "nig," with all the snap 
and style of a veteran. He cried a little over his de- 
feat, which he attributed to lack of condition. 

Two Mile Bicycle Handicap.— i, L. E. Holton, 
Omaha, 350 yards, time 5111. 10s.; 2, F. T. Andrae, Mil 
waukee, 130 yards ; 3, F. H. Tuttle, Chicago, So yards ; 
4, A. A. Zimmerman, Freehold, 75 yards ; 5, A. F. 
Simmons, Chicago, 175 yards; 6, Bert Meyers," Peoria, 
.35 yards ; A. B. Rich, scratch; H. R. Winship, Chi- 
cago, 125 yards; F. F. Ives, 12s yards ; N. H. Van Sick- 
len, Chicago, 80 yards. There were thirty-nine en- 
tries and about twenty-five starters. The winner 
won hands down. The start, 150 yards, is too long .1 
mark for any man in a Iwo mile handicap. The rec- 
ord is 5m. 2i ! ,s.; Kich rode in 5m. 14S.J Andrae, Tut- 
tle and Zimmerman all rode inside of 5m. ;os. for the 
two miles. 

Two Milk SAFETY Handicap. 1, George K. Bar- 
rett, Chicago, 60 yards, time 5111. »s ; . W. K. Mc- 
Clure, Peoria, 250 yards ; ;, H. 1,; Portafield, )»s yards; 
4, R. Hurck, St. Louis, 200 yards. Barrett made in- 
side 5111. 30s. for the full distance. 


The weather was somew elder and more windy 
than on the prey ions daj I 'he attendance \\.\s Larger 

than on Friday. The races were started at 1.30, and 
were finished just before 6 o'clock. Phis was said 10 
be tin' finest day's sport overseen in America. Sum 

niary of events ! 

DwoMileSafeti Club tandem t, A. B. Rich and 
W. s. Campbell, time 6m, si 1 .s ; 1, W, P. Mturph: and 
Hoyland Smith; ; , Bert Meyers and Louis Masi 
Murphy and smith chased Kich and Campbell ail the 

waj home, the latter coming rtglll near the tape with 

a wonderful sprint Last quarter, ;, 1 ;s 

[Vol. VI., No. 4. 

Class— 1, C. T. Kn:- 

1 1. Andrae, 

Milwaukee; K. Hoi lb; 4. !.. K. Hoi too, 

Omaha; .. I l> Herndon, Clarksvllle, Tenn.; 6, A. 

Valliancoui • !. 111. 

ONI Mn | SAFETY, HANDICAP i. Hoyland Smith, 

yards, time m . W J. Bray, Chicago, 10 

K. |. Roberts, Chicai rds: Berlo, 

, Murphy, .-■ : Kli Barrett, 

Winn, , Worden, no: Wegner, 

Hatfield, 190; A G Smith. 175. Smith rode the 

brilliant handicap <>f tin- year. The time tells 

the tale and leaves no room for comment. The record 

-s., while Smith's mile was under im 
OR! Mil l BICYCLE, HANDICAP i. A. A. Zimmer- 
man, ij yards, time. I. Andrae. Mil- 
waukee. 7; vards . . 1 II Puttie, '.yards; 4, S. B. 

Bowman, N\'* F ersey A. (.".. 100 yards; ^. K. I". Ives. 

Menden, 7; yards; S, |. I). Herndon, Clarkv; 

v.irds; Holton, Omaha, 75 ; Van Wagoner, 75 : Win- 
ship.?..; Simmoi U si, 100; Knit/, 100: ValUan- 
curt. 1 . ; Mod 1. K Pollock, CI 

• '-tier. Peoria, 185; II. I.. Densberger, 

a, aoo. Zimmerman's effort ranks in merit with 
Smith's in the preceding rave. A representative of 
THE. WHEEL 1 au^ht Zimmerman at the half mile in 
im. 14 4-5S. ami at the mile in .'tu. ;4 .-5s., the record 
Zimmerman's mile stands at pres- 
et mile ever made in amateur com- 
ONE Mll.K SAFETY, ,1 CLASS 1. K. |. Roberts, Chi- 
time ;in. ;s.; .. II, J Winn, Chicago, time ;m. 
W K. McCune, Peoria; 4. 1". A. Hatfield, 
an. 111.; 5, R. Hurek. St. I.ouis. 

One Mii k Bicycle, Opes i, a. B. Rich, time un, 

W. I' Murphy; :. A K. l.umsden; ^. 1' II 
Tutt Sicklen, Ives, Andrae. Zimmerman, 

Campbell and Bowman. 

Van Sicklen led to the quarter in 388.; Tuttle to the 

half in nn and to the tliree-quarters in mi. 

Both Van Sicklen and Tuttle were awarded 

; the quarter, half and three-quarters 

for their fast time. Rich also secured a special price 

"M Kile Peoria Club Handu tp i, L Maai. ,.. 

-. time am. us.; . W. K. McCune. go yards, rime 
.m I . Mowatt, 100 yards. 

vi\y Mn v Safety, Lap Race i, P. J. Berlo, if 

poinl K. Barrett, io points ; . C. B. Kluge, 

Its. Berlo finished first, with Kluge second and 
•t third. Times, ; m. , ; -as.; 6m n. 34S. 

Ore-half Mih Safety, State Championship 
1, w C. Thome, Chicago, time. im. 17s : .•. George K. 
Barrett, Cnii I. Roberts, Chicago. 

Pes Mn i Bicycu Championship of America— i, 

A A Zimmerman; .. W. Windle ; ;. A K. l.umsden J 
I . Andrae ; .. !•'. H. Tattle ; . Rich, Van Sicklen, 
Henley, Wichita, Kan.; Ives, Bowman, Campbell, 

Barrett, VaiUancourt, Van Wagoner, Murphy. Time, 

in 1 

Th: long distance event of the year, 

finer field never faced B starter. The men trailed 
along at a merry pace, with Murphv, Van Sicklen or 
Van Wagoner cutting the pace. When the bell rang 
Windle, Rich and Murphy wen- f till v thirty yards be- 
hind I ind with hut a half mile to 
Windle cut a frightful pace on the last half, but 

1 lower Zimmerman's colon, and was beat- 
length. The last mile was ridden in 

Windle made Hi.' mistake mi' watching 
Kn h and Murphy too closely. Zimmerman was over- 
whelmed with congratulations. The times wen 1. 

.. 1 m. MS ; 

I Mill Bi mOW (I <.. Bain.-, 

I > 1-' Simmons, (hi- 

ovf Mil J Sm ILATIOH i. W C Wegner, 

Lai mi's Trial Aoainsi kn ord i, un. ( , . - 

1 1 
Laurie, on his pneumatii tyre, made an attempt to 
rd of 1 m. , ■- .s , made at 

■ rd on An ■ two mill 

• rd . ai three miles be e< onds 

■■is outside, 

and a' 

I P I'rial, 
111 ; K. 
I11. and C. 1 Vail, Pi ■■• 

I W. Conkllni 

i Howe, Geo II notch- 

MA 1 I. 1 1 Mi 


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I iZ 

U ..oil. 

m .1 1 pi. \ 1 ...1 Mm 1 1 1. 

11. . Io 

I •. I..-.I. II 

1 1. .-.1 ;i-.-. 

/ in. in. . in in I I : 

•n last a 11 

r.iur mi. h miles 

i>w Wmdir Murphj end Hmith's 

.•nd Lomsdi rlth I 


In ' ' tin. 


• way, 

ass. These were not the conditions under which 
all the trials were run, there being an occasional puff ; 
but, altogether, the conditions were highly favorable. 
The good work was Started toward ; o'clock, ami WAS 
kept up until darkness came on. 

The track was surveyed by the city surveyor, and 
nil mile according to the laws of the Racing 
Board. A representative of THE Will 1 I inspected a 
sworn statement which proved the track of correct 
length. The corps of officials was as follows: Ref- 
eree. K. P. I'rial. Timers, S. A. Miles. Chicago ; J. H. 
(lift, I'eoria ; S. B. Ilayward, I'eoria, and P, I'. Prial, 
New York. Starter, G. M. Worden. 

The first event was a one mile invitation safetv race, 
all of the solid-tyre cracks being pitted against Laurie 
• m a pneumatic. They trailed to the quarter in qs,, 
the half in 1111. 49 <-;s., the three-quarters in .111 
and sprinted the last quarter in ;.• 4-58., finishing as 
follow-. : 

1. Laurie; .. Hoyland Smith; j, W. I". Murphv: 
4, Kluge; -, Berlo. Time, 3m. 11 4-5S. 





MS. M. s. M. s. If, s. M. s. 

Campbell 1.19 4-5 

1 ..Windle 2.40 2.351-5 2.284-5 a -*8 4-s 

1 1 ;. .Murphy 4.06 

\ndrae... e.30 3-5 5.21 3-5 5.12 1-5 5. 1 1 

.•':.. l.umsden 6.56 

Tuttle 8.17 8.072-5 8.142-5 7.484-5 

J 1 .-. .lyes 9-44 1-5 

4 .. Zimmerman. . 1 1. 1 ! 3-5 11.114-5 11.052-5 10 
|! . . .Campbell. ... 

Murphy ij-s 1 J-5 14-07.-5 13-55 «3-»34-S 

The above table shows the value of Rich's effort at 
four and five miles. He beat both the English 
amateur and American amateur records, but was yet 
outside of Rowe's world's records. Rich was skill- 
fully paced, and had a lot of go in him when he 
finished. His mile times were ; am. 408., 2111. a 
.111. 4«> .-5s., 2111. 54 ;-;s., .111. 40s. The time of the last 
mile, .111. 40s., is so much faster than that of the 
second, third and fourth miles that it is evident that 
Rich did not prove his own powers, else he could have 
stopped the watch fifteen seconds sooner than he did. 



rANCE. M\Kmv riMES, \M\|. PRO. AMAT. 

M. S. M. S. H, s. 

'.....Campbell 384-5 33 4-S 3 6 a "5 .1M-* 

l.umsden 1.124-5 i- io 4-5 1.13 2-5 1. 13 4-j 

Rich '-49 3 "5 '-55 1-5 1.501-5 1.514-5 

1 .... Zimmerman.. .2.25 3-5 2.352-5 2.294-5 2.284-5 

Windle's quarters were : 38 4-5S., 34s., 36 , 
Half miles, 1111. 1 .• 4-5S., nn. 134-58.: last three-quar 
ters, 1111. 4'. 4-;s. At the quarter Windle was five 
Seconds OntSlde record. At the half he equalled 

Rowe's amateur record and surpassed all other 

ordinary records except his own record of un. 1 

At three-quarters he not only surpassed all ordinary 

records at the distance, but also surpassed Mecredv's 
pneumatic safety record ol im 4.,', s. At the mile 
he surpassed all records for any type of cycle, beating 

say's pneumatic mile by 1 1-5S., Osmond's mile 

by < i--,s.. and Rowe's mile by 4 1-58. 

■ quarter time was noticeably slow, and it is due 
to Windle's rem. 11 stamina that he was a' 

run the last three-quarters in im. e 1-58., and the last 

half mile in im. 1; 4--,s., both Rowe's and ( >sn 
last half being outside of ,m 

Windle had a string ol nearly lour s. on "I straight 

t.'s. Until last Priday he had never been : ■ 
off the mark. At Rochester he caught ■ aeven cold, 

which was intensified at Niagara Palls. He went 
home directly alter the lirsi d.iv of the Palls met an.! 
was laid up several davs with cold ..11 the lung's, 
which debarred him from Providence and N':.. 
his arrival at I'eoria the climate and wati 
him back so that he was debilitated In the qc 
Zimmerman defeated him, and In the ten .. 
also fell before the New I . - 1 . ■ I'lles.' two 

'•s must have startled him, for he took the ; 

in of himself all day Sundaj and Monday, until 

he made his trial. It is pi . .liable that during thl 
davs he stored up a deal of nervous |. ,. the 

11111. he was undoubtedly ill-pleased with the 
and these . in must. hi. es urged 
h 1 m t>. a k t . 

■ e siari lie announced his intention of going for 

I 11 

1 in win 1 1 .(in.,..! Windle an. 1 tin- nee. He 

thought the tra. k on! iliai there was con- wind ..11 one ..f th< v a thousand 

1 ed with while . hanging 
i lomethlng left In him at the finish 
When 'Im Win 1 1 . Iced him if he thought hii 

• -li more ondl 

in sullied the Windle smile, win. h 

Windle, '"it mystifying to all others The ■ 

thai under the 
. ..iiditioii'. • u.i. k. perfect 1 

thai Wind 
ride In 1 and that that is his B 

caught Slight ( 

\ d of 

im ord ..t nn 

1 Laurie, hi 

ind Ih* hall in . 

mil Wind .id Zim 

• he signal 
mi wiir, DEM aaFETY MILI 

.! the 


quart. .a the half, im. 13 1-38.J thrce-quar- 

; mile, n time at the hall \\.<- 

a second outside ol Banker and Gasslcr's 

I ol im. ia i-is, made at Syracuse. The time at 

three-quarters cannot stand, as it was quite dark, and 
the timers stopped then watches on the word given 
by a - I youth on the mdges' si 

watches stopped at nn. 4RS., but the writer, who was 
an official time-keeper, using the finest timepiece on 
the grounds, and splitting as he saw the men pass 
the three-quarters, made the time im. 4.1 i-,s., which is 
the fastest thrcc-ci uarters ever recorded on any type 
of cycle. The only record that can fairlv be credi- 
ted is the mile, in am. .'7s., which replaces the in 
made by l.umsden and Winship, last Pall. This is 
the third fastest mile ever ridden. The men 
not so skillfully paced, and they are capable of .111 



\M1 K. 

U9 M.s. m.s. 

'» .57 3-5 -35 4-5 

%... .1.13 1-5 1 

K M 1-582-5 

1 a. 30 2.37 

1 \.. 

\M VI . 
•35 a-5 



M.s. M.s 

.40 .36 3-5 

1. 11 

-'•i4 4-5 ---32 4-5 ■ 

Berlo and l.umsden, paced by Ives. Rich and Camp- 
bell, rode neck and neck all the way. Berlo winning 
by a loot. l.umsden got way inside the old amateur 
of j.jj _•-,;, but was. ol" course, outside ol 
Windle's record. At the half Berlo was inside the 
American and English amateur solid-tyre ^ 
records. At the three-quarters he was inside of all 

safety records except Mecredv's pneumal 

At the mile he established a world's safety record for 
the solid-tyred safety. This wound up the record 
performances of the day, the pacemakers being all 
worn out, and the daylight quite gone. The attempts 
were made amid much enthusiasm. As Windll came 
back after his trial he was lifted on his wheel and 1 .11 - 
ried down the track, the spectators being wildly en- 

On Tuesday the records were further demolished. 
the feats of the afternoon being Kluge'8 safety mile 
in sm. ; i-.s.; Laurie's .111. .7 i-,s. on a pneii'i 
and Myers' and Masi's two mile tandem record of 5m. 

The day was cold, ami there was a strong bl 
blowing, a much poorer day for record breaking than 
was Monday. 

Bert Myers Started the ball rolling by making new 
records at three, four and five miles, cutting thl 
mile record from 19m. 55s. to 18m. 5' - Mistimes 
were: 3m. 38 1-5S., 7m. 20s., mil. 2 4-5S., 14m. 58s.. and 
18m. v 

KLUOE'S 1 KIM Mil I . 

U 38 4-5 

M 1. 13 I-S 1-13 '"5 

n '-5' 4-5 1.51 4-5 

1 ■•■!.■■ I-S 

Kluge was not very well paced, vet he equaled the 

Is at the half and three-quarter made the .lav 

previous by Berlo. The time was wonderfully last 

under the clrcumstani 

1 M K 1 1 'S PNEUMATII -Mils Mill. 

s\i y 1 \ 

•;*!,' 40 

'■'5 '-5 ' 

. -■■' • I-S • 

MATII Kl 1 1 'Kl.s 
I s.. 

1.1 1 


■ -'-7 I-S ' 

Laurie rode the last half in un. i.s , ., most remark- 
able last half. He was well paced throughout, but on 

.1 bettei da] ! an do m - With a 

months training on the pneumal thel Smith. 

Berlo. Murphy or Kluge should do n 

1 111 1 WO Mill -Mill rANDEM RECORD 

' <■'■ 


Myers •' i Hast, two Peoris men, had no difficulty 

in cutting the record Ol - .1 1 made by Luii 

Winship last year. 

I >n Tuesday evening the men left for Chi. .. 

many ol them will compete on Friday an.! 

Wmdi. end Rici 


The third annual tournament .a St Johns, 

Mich., September i, under tin auspia o( the 
st. Johns Bicycle Club, « .1 ■ a decided 
Tin weathei was cool and the track al R< 
tnm Park m Bplendid shape. The result 

as follows 

Mni 1 hi 1 ■■ ■• ail. st |ohm • 

Bert II 'llell, Ai ma. 1.1. se, ..n.i I 

11 m 1 Mni Safety, Ci 

H. A. D |ohn 1 H 

third I nn. , -i 
Tumi i Mii i Si \ i i in wn II 
W R Mai 1. -. • ond. 
MiLRSAl H. D. Osborne, Di 

Ills! , I .'.'. HI ' M \ I 1 

II \\ 1 Mil 1 (1 1 I 1 IRD1M ii'i Ralph S 

Win 1 . . ;. h md, t in 1 .1 

1 1 1 Mn 1 . 11 1 ■ Bert H u 1 Mai 1 

September 19, 1890.] 


The English cycling world is enthusiastic over 
the performance accomplished by M. A. Holbein 
and T. A. Edge, both of whom broke the pre- 
vious twenty-four hour record on Saturday, 
August 30. The feat was performed during 
the North Road Club's annual twenty-four hour 
distance race, with forty-three starters. The 
men got off at midnight, and a brilliant moon, 
good roads and the absence of wind all favored 
the riders. The competitors rode pneumatic or 
cushion-tyred wheels. The times of the best 
men were as follows : 

12 Hours. 

A. Holbein 178*... 

A. Edge 176 ... 

H. Spencer 163 . . . 

T. Bidlake 148 

24 Hours- 





C. Twentyman 162 2 

G. H. Browne 162 

A. Linford 151^2 

P. Grew 151 

. M. Crpsbie J39 

Rae 139 

. J. A. Butterfield 148 

Hale 162 

H. Banyard 138 

P. Moorhouse 148 

E. Jewsbury 13s 

A. Rawson 120 

F. Cottier 139 

J. Atkinson 139 

J. Waygood 139 210 

W. Briggs 139 210 

* Safety record. + Tricycle record. 














About 1200 people assembled to witness the 
annual Fall meet of the Hamilton Bicycle Club, 
Saturday last, a goodly proportion of the spec- 
tators being ladies. 

It was no day for record breaking, however. 
The frisky Fall breezes, carrying their sugges- 
tion of drawn curtains and cosy grate fires, 
made fast riding impossible. The card was 
filled with good events, nevertheless, and every- 
thing passed off satisfactorily. The attend- 
ance was not so large as had been anticipated. 

The races were well contested and resulted 
as follows: 

Two Mile Novice, Ordinary :— Six starters— A. J. 
Welch, of the Toronto club, finished first, but he was 
disqualified by the referee, because he had won an 
obstacle race, and the prize was given to A. E. Hurst, 
Wanderers. Time, 6m. 50s. 

Half-mile Dash, Ordinary.— W. M. Carman, 
Woodstock, first ; George M. Holtby, Toronto, sec- 
ond ; Bert Brown, Wanderers, third. Time, im. 24s. 
Carman went to the front and remained there, win- 
ning as he pleased. 

Two Mile Novice, Safety.— T. H. Skerrett, Ham- 
ilton, first; T. H. Robins, Toronto, second; A. G. A. 
Fletcher, Woodstock, third. Time, 6m. 45s. 

One Mile, Ordinary.— W. M. Carman, Woodstock, 
first ; Bert Brown, Wanderers, second ; D. Nasmith, 
Toronto, third ; D. S. Gibson, Brantford, fourth. 
Time, 3m. t%s. This was another easy win for Car- 
man, who led from the start. 

One Mile Safety— W. F. Gassier, Niagara Palls, 
N. Y., first ; A. W. Palmer, second ; P. F. Ross, Wan- 
derers, third; R. A. Robertson, Hamilton, fourth. Time, 
3m. 4 1-5S. 

Three Mile Lap Race, Ordinary— W. M. Car- 
man, Woodstock, first : D. Nasmith, Toronto, second ; 
Bert Brown, Wanderers. Time, 9m. 45KS. This was 
a walkover for Carman. 

One Mile, 3.10 Class, Ordinary— A. P. Laurason, 
Forest City Club, first ; R. B. Griffith, Hamilton, 
second ; D. S. Gibson, Brantford, third ; A. J. Welch, 
Toronto. Time, 3m. is. 

Two Mile Handicap, Safety— A. W. Palmer, 
Hamilton, 120 yards, first; P. F. Ross, Wanderers, 100 
yards, second ; R. A. Robertson, Hamilton, 120 yards, 
third ; W. F. Gassier, Niagara Falls, scratch; F. H. 
Skerrett, Hamilton, 200 yards; F. B. Robins, Toronto, 
*oo yards ; A. G. Ashton Fletcher, Woodstock, 200 
yards. Time, 6m. 7s. 

Five Mile Handicap, Ordinary— A. F. Laurason, 
Forest City Club, 350 yards, first ; R. B. Griffith, Ham- 
ilton, 400 yards, second; W. M. Carman, Woodstock, 
scratch ; D. Nasmith, Toronto, 200 yards. Time, 15m. 
49 s - 

Half Mile Dash, Safety— W. F. Gassier, Niagara 
Falls, first ; R. A. Robertson, Hamilton, second ; A. 
W. Palmer, Hamilton, third. Time, im. 25s. 

At the conclusion of the races the happy winners 
marched bashfully forward and received their prizes 
from the hands of the Countess of Aberdeen. The 
Earl of Aberdeen addressed the assemblage and told 
the competitors and spectators how pleased he was to 
have witnessed the races. 


At the third annual championship games of the Am- 
ateur Athletic Union at Washington, D. C, Oct. 11, a 
two mile bicycle event will be decided. It is generally 
thought that Windle will secure first place for the 
Berkeley A. C, and that the N. Y. A. C. representa- 
tives will gain second and third positions. 

From all indications the tournament at Park- 
side, Chicago, to-day and to-morrow will be a 
decided success. The prizes aggregate in value 
over $2,000. The list of events and prizes are 
as follows : 

One Mile Novice, Ordinary— Gold medal ; insur- 
ance policy ; subscription to Cobb's library. 

One Mile Novice, Safety— Bicycle suit ; gold scarf 
pin ; cyclometer. 

Two Miles, 5.50 Class, Ordinary— Gold watch ; 

One Mile Safety, Handicap, Club— Challenge 
cup and gold medal. 

Five Mile Ordinary, Open— Silver water set ; gold 
medal ; silk umbrella. 

Two Mile Tandem, Handicap — One dozen shirts. 

Half Mile Safety, Boys'— Electric safety ; bicy- 
cle lamp. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— Rush 'safety ; fishing 
outfit ; box cigars. 

One Mile Safety, Handicap— Victor safety; stop 

Two Mile Lap, Ordinary — Twenty yards black 
silk ; club badge ; silk hat. 

One Mile Safety, Open — Sterling silver sugar 
bowl and creamery ; silver watch ; pair pants. 

One Mile Tandem, Open— Kodak camera and Pie- 
per shot gun ; 100 cigars. 

One Mile Ordinary, Club— Challenge prize and 
gold medal. 

Two Mile Safety, Handicap— Suit of clothes ; 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— Rambler safety ; ster- 
ling silver goblet ; set of Dickens' works. 

Five Mile Safety, Open— Cut glass dish ; opera 
glasses ; pair portiere curtains. 

Two Mile, 6.10 Class, Safety— Silver cup; opera 

Three Mile Team— Silver cup ; rug. 

Half Mile Safety, Open— Vase ; gold medal ; one 
year's membership in C. C. and A. C. 

Half Mile Ordinary, Open— Gold watch ; gold 
medal ; year's subscription to C. C. and A. C. 

One Mile Safety, Boys'— Eureka safety ; book on 

Ten Mile Ordinary, Handicap— Columbia safety ; 
second not decided ; engraving. 


Much interest was manifested by the local 
wheelmen of Louisville, Ky. , in the series of 
races that took place in that city on Saturday 
last, and the events were run amid much enthu- 
siasm. It was purely a local affair, there being 
no visiting wheelmen on the track. The out- 
come of this event will be encouragement for 
its frequent repetition, which will tend not only 
to develop the capacities of the local wheelmen, 
but will increase the public interest in the sport, 
until at some time in the near future there may 
be a meeting which will equal in importance and 
interest those of the East. 

Following is a complete summary of all the 
races : 

One-quarter Mile Safety, Heats— Geo. Laib, 
first ; Phil Laib, second. Time, 46%s. 

One Mile Ordinary— J. Bauer, first: Gus Castle, 
second. Time, 3m. i3^s. Prizes, gold and silver 

One-half Mile Safety— T. Jefferis, first; T. J. 
Jackson, second. Time, im. 36%s. Prizes, gold and 
silver medals. 

Second Heat of First Race— Phil Laib, first ; Geo. 
Laib, second. Time, 4754s. 

One-quarter Mile Boys' Race— Ben Choate, first ; 
Claude Flynn, second ; A. H. Bracker, third. Three 
prizes, gold medals. Time 59K S - 

One Mile Safety— T. Jefferis, first ; T. J. Jackson, 
second. Time, 3m. 30s. Prizes, gold and silver medals. 

One MILE Handicap— C. Creed, one-sixteenth mile, 
first; Wm. Cook, one-quarter mile, second. In this 
race Prince Wells ran for the time medal, to win which 
he would have to do better than 3m. 13'As., (Bauer's 
time in second race.) He did the mile in 3m. 17s. 

One Mile Handicap for Safeties— T. J. Jackson, 
scratch, first ; George Laib, scratch, second. Time, 
3m. 35s. 

Louisville Cycle Club Championship, Three 
MILES— 'P. Jefferis, first; J. Bauer, second. Time, first 
mile, 3m. 2oJ^s.; second, 7111. 4s.; third, 10111. 31s. Prize, 
championship medal. 

One Mile Handicap (final heat between winners of 
ordinary race and winners of safety race)— T. J. lack- 
son, scratch, first ; C. Creed, scratch, second. Time, 
3m. 28s. Prizes, gold and silver medals. 

Final Heat ok First Race- This race was between 
the Laib brothers, and was a "loafing" one up to the 
stretch, when both put on a spurt and came down the 
stretch neck and neck. The judges decided it a dead 
heat. Time 5554s. 


The fifth annual meet of the Virginia Division 
will be held this year in Norfolk under the aus- 
pices of the Norfolk Cycle Club. There will be 
two days of racing, October 6 and 7. The track 
on which the events will be run is a five-lap clay 
track, very hard and smooth. The corners are 
long and very highly banked, and indications 
are that the meet will be a huge success. 

The following is a list of events : 

first day. 
One mile tricycle, ordinary, open ; 1 mile safety ; 1 
mile, Norfolk Cycle Club, ordinary ; 1 mile handicap, 
safety, open ; 1 mile, 3.30 class, ordinary, open ; 2 mile 
safety, open ; ]4 mile safety, boys 14 years and under ; 
3 mile State, ordinary ; % mile open, safety. 


One mile novice, safety, open ; 1 mile open, ordinary ; 
1 mile, Norfolk Cycle Club, safety ; 1 mile handicap, 
ordinary, open ; 1 mile, 3.30 class, safety ; 2 mile ordi- 
nary, open ; % mile youth's safety ; 1 mile State safe- 
ty, open ; ]4 mile ordinary, open ; 1 mile ordinary, 

Handsome gold medals will be given for first prize, 
and valuable bicycle sundries as second. The second 
day's races will be arranged so as to permit those who 
are compelled to leave on that day to catch the outgoing 
trains and steamers. For entry blanks, etc., apply to 
A. A. O'Neill, Norfolk, Va. 


The Fall tournament of the Lynn Wheel 
Club, September 27, promises to become an in- 
teresting affair. The events and prizes are as 
follows : 

One Mile Ordinary— First prize, silver smoking 
set ; second, silver and gold prize cup. 

One Mile Safety — First prize, silver cigar case ; 
second, silver and gold prize cup. 

One-third Mile Ordinary, in Heats— First prize, 
French clock ; second, silver card receiver. 

One-third Mile Safety, in Heats— First prize, 
camera ; second, bicycle lantern. 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap— First prize silver 
cake basket ; second, full suit jerseys. 

One Mile Safety, Handicap— First prize, silver 
ice pitcher ; second, silver shaving set. 

One Mile Club Team Race— Prize, set of club 

These races are open to all amateurs. Entries close 
for the handicaps Friday, September 19 ; for the other 
races Friday, September 26. 

August 27 Dr. Turner and P. W. Scheltema- 
Beduin lowered the half-mile tandem tricycle 
record of im. 19 3-5S. to im. 18 4-5S. Later 
Beduin and Crump lowered the starting quarter 
on the same machine to 40 3-5S. 




A half-mile boys' bicycle race \nih be decided at 
the Y. M. C. A. games at Mott Haven, Octobei 1 


-Omaha Wheel Club's Tournament. 
-Races at Parkside, Chicago. 
-Third Annual Race of the South End Wheel- 
men, Philadelphia, at Brotherhood Park 

—Toronto Bicycle Club, fourth and fifth handicap 

Road Race. 
—21-mile Road Race, Penn. Wheelmen, Reading, 

-Races at Burrillville, R. I. 
—Races at Davenport, Iowa. 
—Tournament at Green Bay, Wis. 
—Rockland Co. Wheelmen's Races at County 

Fair, Spring Valley, N. Y. Entries close 

with Norman Gardenier, Hillsdale, N. J., 

Sept. 20. 
—Ten-mile handicap road race over the Rahway 

Avenue course, open to Union Co., N. Jt, 

—Ten mile Road Race of the Brooklyn Bicycle 

Club, Irvington-Milburn course." Entries 

close Sept. 24. 
-Postponed Tournament at Freeport, 111. 
-Lynn Wheel Club Race Meet. 
and Oct. 1.— Bicycle Races at Inter-State Fair, 

Trenton, N. J. 


—Bicycle races at Illinois State Fair, Peoria. 
-Ten-mile Championship Race of the Century 

Wheelmen, Baltimore. 
-Boston Athletic Club's 25-mile Handicap Road 

Race. Entries close Sept. ■;, with A. D. 

Peck, Jr. 
-Tournament at Westchester County Fair, White 

Plains, N. Y. Entries close Sept. 19, with R. 

II. Hoey, White Plains, N. V. 

—Annual Enoe Metl Virgin!* Division u Nor- 
.—Annual Championship Meeting of the A. A. 
U., at Washington, 1). C, 
Races at the Frederick County, Md., Pair, 
Tournament at Birmingham, Ala. Address 
Louis Hart, Florence House. 

4,- Harlem Wheelmen's Road k.ues. Entries 

lose Oct. 15, 

4.- [Cings Count} Wheelmen's - . mile Road B w 

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[Vol. VI., N<>. 4. 

shed the Tryon Cuj ihion- 

lyrcd safety. 

Cart iage, M • nring the State 

inert tor next y. 

A numbi - will take place Septeml 

at Atlantic City, on a Bve-lap track. 

The races t.. have taken plai e at Lynn on Saturday 
oned "ii account ol rain. 

Pneumatic tyres will be barred from the Chicago 
tment a- they were from the Peoria meet. 

Bridgeport is stirred up over an ordinance thai 
heelmen to carry a lantern alter dark, with 
a red light 

Mi ssrs. fudge, Power* and Stilger, of the Ri\. 

111.11. expect to compete at tin- races at White 

b*r 4. 

The Press Club, of Buffalo, .ue still debating on the 

Sllblect tit joining the League. The matter is to tie 


Itury runs were made, last week, by J. A 6 
I H the Mi. lint Ycnioii Wheel- 

men, Philadelphia. 

The Elisabeth Wheelmen are making arrangements 
whist tournament, and a large number "t entries 

I id. 

The wheelmen ..i New Bedford are endeavoring to 

.• between $.•.,■•■ and *.,•■■. for the purchase "■ 

hind upon which to build a track. 

The Harlem Wheelmen will hold ladies' receptions 

on the third Tuesday of each month during the 

Winter, ami Stag parties weekly on Saturday nights. 

The two mile club Championship Of the Mt. Vernon 
linen, Philadelphia, will take place September 

Brotherhood Park, in connection with the South 
Knd 1 . 

■ Pendragon," the wide-awake sporting paragrapher 
.,1 the Buffalo A'ews, will contribute a column or s.. 
.,1 notes and comments to The Wheel, beginning 

with next week's issue. 

The Milwaukee Wheelmen are endeavoring to unite 
with the League members of that city in order to 
body together, so that a substantial 
club-house can be built. 

The Poughkeepsle Ramblers is the name ol a new 
11 [•. ruled in that city. The officers 

I H. Oddyj Secretary Treasurer, Percival 
itain, r 1). (.•rummy. 

Messrs Petticord and Lens, of Pittsburg, have re- 
turned from their thirty days tour through the West 

■ tiles, and rode at an 

about forty Ave miles per day. 

Kmma Abbott, the operatic singer, is an honorary 

member ol the Detroit Bicycle Club, and when in that 

•iv she presented each member ol the club 

with a photograph of herself bearing her signature, 

I. in, 111 an unknown 1'mvi- 

■ lent, congratulating him upon win- 
nun? the two mil.- championship race in the splendid 

nd enclosed was also .1 .• 

;inx club is tin- alliterative name 

Ution at Milwaukee. The 

A |. 

kiu. hi ; 1 : Lumbrechi Fred. 


1 in praise of tlie valuable 
1 furnished the Ami 

Committee on Improve- 

v id. h Mr I It. Potl 


1 bvtsloli will be 
In . onni 
with the division in- : natm-nt will be 

Park by the Lynn 

I ib 

announced to be 
oi the t.r. en Bay 

: to be 

:•■ oil 

Thtll and the ; 

r « pronoun 
1 Idem in • 

1 un to 

, I.. . wci e n..t v.i > 
towel weather and, a consequently, 
muddy track. The lantern parade, however, Wl 

.1 spectacle ol its kind ever witnessed in the 
city, very nearly ma wheelmen being in line. 

place of the annual meeting of the board ol 
officers of the Pennsylvania Division I.. A. W., has 
ai;ain been changed, and instead of its being held at 
Reading on next Saturday, it will either tie held in 

this city on that date or on the following Friday. 

A shadow ol gloom has been cast over the Louis- 
ville Cycle Club by the announcement that Captain 
A I Lamb will tender his resignation as a member 
oi the club, and remove from Louisville to Pineville, 

a business promotion causing tiff- change ol location. 

The Syracuse Cycling Club have experienced a de- 
cided boom oi late. They entered their cosy club- 
house May 1 of this year, with 51 members, and they 

now have 1 m the roll, it has been decided 

to increase the initiation fee, and it is proposed to 
limit the membership to 15a 

The following entertainment committee tor . 

has been appointed by the Century Wheelmen : W. 
1. Walker. A. H. Allen, G. M. Schell. James 1. likens. 
William Sadler, Jr.. Dr. M. N, Keim. 1'. S. Collins A 
number of resignations in the club make room for 
nearly all of the waiting list. 

The last of the Klwell tourists arrived. in New York 
last week, and were very enthusiastic over thcir.trip. 
Manager Klwell was obliged to leave the party at 
Luzerne and return home, owinn to the death of his 

father. He is now making arrangements for a three- 

1-.' ,,..,,...,-«..,,.- ... i*..t->,,i,.i.. 

....lie 1. 11. is ...i.> ui.iMiii, ..■■ 

weeks' winter tour to Bermuda 



Monroe County; 1 mile safely, ;. .., 
mile ordinary, team race ; 1 mile b..y 

The I'lainlield Bicycle Club's annual indoor Kail 
tournament will occur this year sometime during 
November. Among the various athletic events will 
be a one mile club safety, one mile safely open and a 

.me mile club ordinary. The committee" in charge o! 
the games are : 1". L. C. Martin, K. B. Walz, lr„ K. P, 

Murray. (I. C. Martin, Jr.. H. W. Heebe. I). H Lennox 
and A. L. Marsh. 

The Stale meet was certainly a urcat boom to the 
Syracuse Cycling Club, as well as to the city. The 
Club was introduced and proved to be most agrees 

ble entertainers, possessing a splendid track, and the 
city has just been made aware of its disgracefully 

paved streets through the not OVerflatterlng outside 
comment which has arisen since the wheelmen con- 
vened in the city. Contracts for two more streets of 
asphalt have recently been Signed. 

Arthur A. Zimmerman has made for himsell a most 

enviable reputation by defeating Windle at Peoria 
since he appeared as a novice at the Queens County 

games two years ago, he has advanced steadily in the 

ra.iiiK Held, ami has won innumerable prises. He 

was born in Camden. N. J , in 1869, and early in lite 

moved to Freehold, ami was graduated from tne insti- 
tute in that town. He is a member of the New I 

Athletic Club and Freehold Cycle] a 

Khode Island wheelmen are deeply interested in 
the 1.1 U .1; PasCOag, to-morrow, under the 

management ol Messrs Campbell and Buffum. The 

track is the best in the State, ami as the list ot entries 

Is large, some good time should be made. Owing to 

the unavoidable absence ol W. Van Wagoner, the 

between him and W. A M Scot! has been given 

up. Instead, a live mile open race will be run. The 
one-half mile ..pen race will be hotly contested. 

1 Hi h I ILK IBOI 1 Ki'Uis 

Somebody has trill-. good load should cost 

more to build than a pool one, but it is often the . as,- 
that a poor one costs as much as a good one would. 
It is- 'hat a perfect load once laid down 

will cost fur less to keep in repair from year to year, 

and at the end of twenty years will have required a 
fat smallei total expenditure than a poorer load orig- 
inally costing half as much, but improperly laid. 


Mil. h 1. a I 111 is being » roll k lit to cycling In St. I a ill Is 

i.s continu- 
ally cans, the spoit to be brought into disrepute. 
Only a few one oi the dan) papers publish.'. 1 

1 of a ball do/en 

drunken m ties, who drove the people 

■ ii.-\ ar.i by trying to ridt 

while in that conditii 

but oddly claimed they could do nothing on account 
..I the common right high- 

11 tin- nd. is were drunk and disord 

quii ki% plat id in the 

• I 

plain) thai 1 ould 
them, St. Louis wheelmen have 

and ll 

s 01 winie. promptly 


Captain Howard I. Perkins and 11. 1, Campbell, of 
the Kho.le Island Wheelmen, are agitating the 
jet t of building a race track 101 bii ycles only, as it is 

led as an it] -sitv it the attendant 

prominent 1 lesired at Providence in the 

future. Ti. k is considered 

lone and is not adapted to the wheel. Pot I 

sons, it has been Urged that a new track especially 
made for bicycles should l>e secured. T 
talked about is to secure a lot somewhere oil tile east 
side within easy distance ol the cable road, and be 
sides building a bicycle track to make some tennis 
courts and lay out a base ball diamond. This would 
make an athletic held for the wheelmen which would 
be found very useful and pleasant It is understood 
that the cable road company has offered tin rei.i 
a plot ..I ground near the cable cottage lor a very 
reasonable sum. 


At a recent meeting of the club known as the Hill- 
side Cyclers, it was decided to change the name ol 
the organization in order to localise the club, and 
after a heated debate the members came to the con- 
clusion to adopt the title of the liotllam Wheelmen. 
Although organized only a trifle over three months. 
already boast of sixty-five names on the mem- 
bership book, which places them very near the top ol 
bicycle clubs in this city. They have not as vet se- 
cured permanent club-rooms, but the house committee 
are endeavoring t.> get the best quarters possible in 
the neighborhood ot itotb street and Lenox Avenue. 

The colors adopted are heliotrope and black, and the 
uniform is to consist of black material with braid in 
11 out and back of c 

The Officers recently elected ai 

Wilson ; Vice-President, Win. P. Smith, |r. ; Si 
tary, A.lolph Bruckheimer; Treasurer, William Little; 
Captain, Bcnj. Weiner ; First Lieutenant, Louis Gold- 
smith; Second Lieutenant, Monroe Michaels: Color 

Hearer, lie... C. Smith; Bugler, Murray K I 
The club is now on a solid basis. 

Twenty- one members Started on a run to White- 
stone, 1.. I., last Sunday, despite the threatening 
weather, and had a splendid time. The roads were in 
fair condition. 

Apropos of the Press Cycling Club's debate over the 

question of joining the Leag ue. •• Pendragon" says. In 
the Buffalo A 

" 1 am certainly inclined to think that the more pro- 
gressive and sensible members of the club will 1 
the proposition out like an old boot. They will 

haps agree that the League is a good thing at conven- 
tion times, as it permits a man to cover himsell with 
B and air his calves before a huge congregation, 
but they will never be persuaded that thej 
$1 dinner tor p cents at a League hotel. 1)1 curse, 
the national and fraternal questions are all unlit 11 

divested ot their arrant sentimentality. In .. 

9 die League may possibly Ih- all right too iii a 
way, it is HOW 

"As I ha ■■ 1 men for this column, I am not 

in direct opposition to the League. 1 am wronglj 

.used ..I so being. Hut just now I fail t.. notice what 

possible good the organisation has ever .lone for Buf- 
falo. When the wheelmen were arrested t..r sidewalk 

riding, the paid local officials with the exception ot 
Mr. li 11 k 111s beautifully absented thi Mom 

the city tribunal and stood aloof and saw League 

members pay their ( ' fine' in Hie Municipal Court 

lor ri.l i hk on crosswalks and the riders' 
afterwards declared legal. The poor men with din 

ner pails on their backs fared just as well 

members. Whv ; " 

1Mb \\ 1 s| ! nd in mi .111. 

en a number of prominent young gentlemt 

this city made up their minds \. 

bicycle club a year or two ago, says the /i/< 

Rochester. N. Y., then wen some who had doubts 

as t.. would be .. itut from the 

lirst inception ol the West l-.nd Club success loll, 

From a baker's dozen the membership in. 1 ■ 

rapid rate, and in an incredibly short time numl 

over one hundred, suitable rooms \. .1 ,n 

the commodious building ol the Youiu Mi n'sl stholic 

Ass... latioii on West Mam Strut, where the men 
held their regular 11. ■ 

room and billiard hall afforded opportuDltii 
members t.. pass away many pleasant hours ..I then 
. and with thi 

manner. Prom the nrst, care was taken in tin- admis- 
sion ot members, s,. that the club has 

high so. ial standard and b. 


'. from the fai t thai .. 

■ hat no intoxicating ' ■ 

1 wed 111 the , lub-rooma 1 

nd Is Strong evidence I tin Volllle. 

day « ho delight 

ing i' -'sine, me 

Irink The club has pi . 
mulct a manly and sensibli 

id all doubt, and now 

a movement Is on foot to have a club-housi 
in k< eplng w it ti tin 

home-Ilka surroundli 

whit li. wit 

•■• -I thai 1 ■ 
l bib will In 

I ils kind 11, 

I Mil \ ll'tl|f" \\ rCfll'll STHIIM.tH Hon ihr .liuniir.t nun 

1 iiv. » ik-UM \\ iv.1iv.11. imteisn la lie ■aiaat RUkrtauu 

■ Overman Wheel Cti , ktakera, Chlcopcc Palls, M.tss 

By accaal taats aver No pr> <rnt 

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The ten mile team road race for the Tryon Cup was 
run off Saturday, and was won by the Century team. 
Showers were frequent during the day, and conse- 
quently the number of spectators at the finish was 
small. The race was gallantly won, however, and 
Hazelton, the first man in, broke the Pike record 
made several years ago by n 1-5S., notwithstanding 
the heavy condition of the road. The surprises of the 
day were the riding of Greer, of the South End team, 
who beat West by considerably over a minute, and 
Eddie Roe, of the Columbia Cyclers, who captured 
fourth place. But four teams started, the Century 
Wheelmen, South End Wheelmen, Columbia Cyclers 
with but three men, and the Tioga Cycle Club. The 
following is the order of the finish : 

1. Hazelton, C. W., 33m. 57 4-5S. 

2. Greer, S. E. W., 34m. 54s. 

3. West, C. W., 35m. 22s. 

4. Roe, C. C. 

5. Dolsen, C. W. 

6. Marriott, S. E. W. 

7. Van Deusen, T. C. C. 

8. Dimon, S. E. W. 

9. Fontaine, C. C. 

10. Degn, C. W. 

11. McCurdy, S. E. W. 

12. Rich, T. C. C. 

13. Tatem, T. C. C. 

14. Spaen, T. C. C. 

15. Barry, C^ C. 


The entries in the South End Wheelmen tourna- 
ment, to be held to-morrow at the Brotherhood Park, 
are as follows : 

One Mile Safety Novice— Open to members of 
the S. E. W. First prize, gold medal ; second, silver 
pocket match box. W. M. Sein, J. Rhea Craig, Frank 
Koenig, A. M. Manning, A. M. Walton. 

One Mile Safety, 'Novice, Open— First prize, pre- 
sented by the Item ; second, silver ice pitcher. J. C. 
Donnelly, C. W.; W. M. Sein, S. E. W.; Joseph P. 
Nichol, C. W.; James Fulton, C. C.J W. Price Homer, 
C. W.; J. K. Osborne, M. V. W.; G. Q. Bahl, C. W.; 
Louis Geyler, C. W.; D. R. Perkinpine, O. W.; H. P. 
Burchell, C. C; E. W. Schlenzig, C. W. Dalsen, C. W.; 
F. Koenig, S. E. W. 

One Mile, Annual Club Championship of the 
Franklin Bicycle ;Club — First prize, silver' ice 
pitcher, and cup (club trophy), to be won three times to 
become personal property ; second prize, L. A. W. 
pin. H. Crankshaw, R. Matthews, G. Cocker, W. A. 
Denn, A. B. Tomlinson, L. D. Castor, W. G. Denn and 
Joseph Dyson. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— First prize, silver 
Loring cup, presented by the Pope Mfg. Co.; second 
prize, silver cake basket. M. J. Bailey, C. W • C. M. 
Murphy, N. Y. A. C; J. R. Hazleton, C. W.; W. W. 
Taxis, A. C. S. N.; J. H. Draper, A. C. S. N.; J. J. 
Bradley, S. E. W.; V. J. Kelly, P. A. W.; S. H. Craw- 
ford, R. W. 

Five Mile Safety, Annual Club Championship 
OF THE S. E. W. — First prize, gold medal; second 
prize, silver butter dish. F. B. Marriott, R. B. Mc- 
Curdy, W. T- Greer, C. A. Dimon, F. Koenig, E. G. 
Kolb, H. L. Heffern and O. H. McCurdy. 

One Mile Ordinary, Club, Open to S. E. W. only, 
Handicap — First prize, four-turn brass bugle and 
case. Second prize, silver match stand. Percy 
Barber, F. B. Sulzberger, Chas. W. Kolb, J. J. Brad- 
ley, Louis Doster. 

One Mile Safety Handicap, Open— First prize, 
banjo; second prize, stockinet bicycle suit. P. B. 
Marriott, R. P. McCurdy, W. J. Greer, and C. A. 
Dimon, S. E. W.; C. M. Murphy, N. Y. A. C: J. C. 
Donnelly, O. W.; F. F. Garrigues, C. W.: J. R. Hazel- 
ton, C. W.; J. K. Osborne, M. V. W.; H. L. Heffern, 
S. E. W.; W. W. Taxis, A. C S. N.; Louis Geyler, 

C. W.; C. W. Dalsen, C. W.; J. H. Draper, A. C. S. N.; 

D. R. Perkinpine, O. W.; A. M. Manning, S. E. W.; E. 
W. Schlenzig, Clarke Linton, R. W.; V. J. Kelly, P. A. 
W., and James Stafford, A. C. S. N. 

One Mile Ordinary Handicap, Open— First prize, 
alligator club bag ; second prize, silver syrup pitcher. 
M. J. Baily, C. W.; C. M. Murphy, N. Y. A. C: J. R. 
Hazelton, C. W.; James Oellers, C. W.: W. W. Taxis, 
A. C. S. N.; J. H. Draper, A. C. S. N.; J.J. Bradley, 
S. E. W.; V. J. Kelly, P. A. W., and S. H. Crawford, 
R. W. 

Two Mile Ordinary, Annual Championship of 
the Mount Vernon Wheelmen— First prize, gold 
medal, presented by William Trafford ; second prize, 
gold club emblem, presented by Captain R. A. French. 
J. K. Osborne, J. A. Scott, J. Hood, J. W. Wilkins, F. 
S. Hoover, D. Creighton and S. Simon. 

One Mile Safety, Club Handicap, Open to S. E- 
W. ONLY — First prize, parlor clock • second prizei 
silver cup. F. B. Marriott, R. P. McCurdy, W. J. 
Greer, C. A. Dimon, W. M. Stein, J. R. Craig, F. 
Koenig, H. L. Heffern and O. H. McCurdy. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open, 3.10 Class— First prize, 
silver water pitcher ; second prize, ornamental silver 
napkin ring. W. G. Hilyard, James Oellers, C W. ; 

E. G. Kolb, J. J. Bradley, S. E. W.; V. J. Kelly, P. A. 
W., and S. H. Crawford, R. W. 

One Mile Safety, Open, 3.20 Class— F. B. Marriott, 
R. P. McCurdy, and W. J. Greer, S. E. W.; C. M- 
Murphy, N. J. A. C.J J. C. Donnelly, O. W.j W. M- 
Stein, S. E. W.; J. P. Nichol, C. W.; W. Price Homer, 
C. W.; J. K. Osborne, M. V. W.; E. G. Kolb, S. E. W.; 
G. L. Bahl, C. W.; D. R. Perkinpine. O. W.; O. H- 
McCurdy, S. E. W.; Clark Linton, R. W: V. J. Kelly, 
P. A. W.; James Stafford, A. C. S. N., arid C. W. 
Dalsen, C. W. 

One-Half Mile Safety, Open— W. J. Greer, S. E. 
W.; C. M. Murphy, N. Y. A. C.J F. M. Garrigues, C. 
W.; J. R. Hazelton, C. W.; W. W. Taxis, A. C. S. N., 
and J. H. Draper, A. C. S. N. 

A considerable number of the good people of this 
burgh are greatly worried over the fact that at the 1 < - 
cent meet at Brotherhood Park Hazelton wore the wing 

foot of the N. Y. A. C, and the Murphy boys the 
badge of the Century Wheelmen. This was nothing 
more or less than a little exchange of compliments 
between the New York and Philadelphia riders, but it 
gave rise to a number of rumors, the princpal of 
which were that Hazelton was about to desert the 
Centurians, and that the Murphy's were to compose a 
part of that club's Tryon Cup team. 

There are rumors floating around that : 

The Century Wheelmen will hold a race meet. 

That the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club will hold a race 

That the Park Avenue and Quaker City Clubs will 
hold a race meet. 

That the Columbia Cyclers will hold a race meet. 

That the Tioga Athletic Association will hold a race 

That a track is being built on the League grounds 
to compete with the Brotherhood Park track. 

That the Brotherhood people will meet competition 
half way. 

That the riders will patronize the best without 
regard to management. 

That it is getting late in the season for this branch 
of the sport. Paul Berwyn. 



At the recent meeting of the Albany Wheelmen at 
their club-rooms many members were present. Mat- 
ters of importance for the club's welfare were freely 
discussed. In addition to other improvements to be 
made, it was decided to have placed in the club-rooms 
a double " nickel-and-dime-in-the-slot " cigar ma- 
chine, as well as a chewing-gum machine of a similar 

Owing to business engagements demanding his at- 
tention, Mr. Toseph c. McClelland has been obliged to 
resign the presidency of the club, and Mr. Henry 
Gallien, of athletic fame, who is one of the founders 
and the oldest member of the club, was elected Mr. 
McClelland's successor. To say that Mr. Gallien's 
election is satisfactory to all would be superfluous ; 
the members all admire and respect him. 

Mr. Gallien was a member and at one time secretary 
of the old Albany Bicycle Club, and four years ago, on 
March 17, 1886, together with several new riders and 
enthusiasts, organized the present Albany Wheelmen. 
Later on several members of the Bicycle Club left 
that organization and joined the Wheelmen A few 
years ago, following the disbandment of the Bicycle 
Club, several of its members founded the Cycling 
Tourists' Club, but later on changed their name, and 
are now known as the Albany Bicycle Club, and a 
3'ear ago became an L. A. W. club. 

The Albany Wheelmen is the oldest cycling club in 
the city, and is recognized throughout the country as 
one of "the strongest branches of the League of Ameri- 
can Wheelmen, having joined on the date of organiza- 
tion, March 17, 1886. 

During the past two weeks touring wheelmen have 
been entertained at quarters from Providence, Balti- 
more, Boston, Somerville, Springfield, Carbondale, 
New York, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Syracuse, Utica, and 
many other places, including the famous Boston- 
Niagara touring party, which comprised twenty-four 
riders from different cities of the East, and who left 
this city by wheel for Niagara on August 18. 
Owing to the large number of visitors, it was deemed 
necessary at the last meeting to provide a club regis- 

The Wheelmen now have sixty-seven members — 
a large increase. It is therefore necessary to seek 
more spacious quarters. Next spring they will be 
housed on upper Madison Avenue. The new asphalt 
pavement will make that location as accessible as the 
present rooms on Lark Street. The advisability of 
building has been spoken of, but more definite action 
will be taken during the Winter months. 

The sport-loving public will suffer a severe depriva- 
tion this Fall, as the Wheelmen have decided not 
to give their annual Fall tournament. Heretofore 
these contests have always proved of great interest, 
and the best amateur riders have been among the 
entries for the rich prizes offered. Last Fall all the 
cracks sped around the Ridgefield track — Rich, Camp- 
bell, the Bankers, and a score of others, while Frank 
Shields, Billy Phipps and Elmer Irving represented 
the home club. There seems to be no desire among the 
Wheelmen for races this Fall, and this, Henry Gallien 
— who, by the way, has ever been the bone and sinew 
which have made the past tournaments so successful- 
says, is attributable to the universal mania for road 
riding which has come upon even the racing devotees. 
Another cause is the lack ot desire to devote the neces- 
sary time and hard work demanded by a trainer, and 
the" entire abstinence from even simple enjoyments 
which a candidate for racing honors must observe. 
Although no tournament will be held to sustain the 
public interest in cycling and stimulate the zeal of the 
members of the club, the same results can be obtained 
in another way. The Bicycle Club has a score or 
more of hardy wheelmen whose forte is road riding, 
and from whom a team can be selected who will give 
a similar team from the Wheelmen the hottest kind of 
contest in a road race. Such a meeting would be for 
the best interests of both organizations, creating that 
spirit of rivalry which is the foundation stone of the 
success of every branch of athletics. However, there 
seems to be a coolness between the two organizations, 
based upon no very plausible causes of grievance, 
and therefore very readily removed. This city can 
sustain both clubs, and, in truth, each strengthens the 
other, as is illustrated by the Albanvand Fort Orange 
clubs, the latter adding the long-desired cafe in order 
to keep pace with its youthful rival. Why not smooth 
over all petty differences and have a friendly road 
race, or a succession of such contests? 


The Bay City W T heelmen's twenty-five mile road 
race took place September 8 on the San Leando 
course in the presence of a large crowd of riders and 
natives. The race was a disappointment in many 
respects, probably owing to the fact that the club 
had no scratch man entered. The members took but 
little interest in the affair, and it was barely mentioned 
in the local papers, receiving but little publicity in 
any manner. On the morning of the race the course 
was sprinkled, and too much water was distributed 
over it. This made the going heavy and slippery. 
A number of machines went wrong, which put their 
riders out of the race. 

W. E. Lee, who should have been well up at the 
finish, took a header on the first lap and was severely 
shaken up ; he did not finish. Ives, of Alameda, and 
J. Smith, of San Jose, collided on the second lap, with 
the result that Ives lost a number of spokes and had 
one of the brace rods of his light safety broken. He 
rode some distance with both wheels rubbing against 
the forks. When passing the crowd near the finishing 
point he asked for another wheel, and Owen Morgan 
kindly put him up on his racing safety, on which he 
rode the last lap and gained thirty seconds on Smith, 
besides running into fourth place. The race was won 
by W. W. Needham, of San Jose, with five minutes 
start, in ih. 35m. 3s.; O. L. Pritchard, Oakland, six 
minutes start, second in ih. 36m. 5s., and H. A. Pogue, 

Pogue won the time prize, doing ih. 34m. 4s.; J. 
Smith, second time prize, ih. 34m. 37 1-5S. ; Needham, 
third time prize. 

A strong wind blew against the riders on one side of 
the course, which, with the wet condition of the road, 
made the time slow. 

F. E. Weaver is now on his way home, having left 
here last Wednesday on the steamer Colima. W. S. 
Doane was returning home by that route and induced 
Weaver to accompany him. The latter made up his 
mind to return rather suddenly, and did not secure an 
opportunity to see his brother before he left. 

Doane enjoyed his visit to this coast very much. He 
fell in with a crowd of fast riders, and went a pace as 
fast as ever he rode before. CALIFORNIA. 


Every Sunday morning at 9 o'clock the members of 
the Mercer County Wheelmen have an informal 
country ramble, and these trips are more enjoyable 
than all other runs of the club, a slow pace being the 
order of the day (unless everyone happens to be a 
scorcher), very seldom exceeding seven miles per hour. 
The coming Sunday the run will either be to Penning- 
ton or Bristol, just "as the members decide upon arriv- 
ing at the club quarters. These little jaunts are 
objected to by some members, but the objectors are 
those who have plenty of leisure, while a clerk in 
a store or office is steadily confined during the week, 
and must ride Sunday if at all. 

On Sunday, September 7, several members of the 
club took a run to Taylorville via the Pennsylvania 
Canal towpath, leaving club quarters at 9.15 a. m. and 
arrived home about 1 o'clock. The towpath from 
Trenton as far as Taylorville is a ride that very few 
wheelmen of this city have ever traversed. The" path 
is good for many miles, and for grandeur of scenery it 
cannot be excelled by any of the country roads here- 

The races to be held at the Inter-State fair grounds, 
September 30 and October 1, 2, 3, 4, promise to be the 
most interesting ever held in this vicinity. Trenton 
men can be found training on the track almost every 
afternoon and on Sunday morning. Messrs. Sutterly 
and the Rogers brothers all expect to capture the 
Mercer County championship. 

Kenis & Manis is the name of a new bicycle con- 
cern which started in business on Thursday of last 
week at the corner of Mill and Warren Streets. Mr. 
Kenis is a well-known cycler, not only in Trenton, but 
throughout Philadelphia and the Orange riding 
district as well, having ridden a wheel ever since 
his early boyhood. Mr. Manis is also a cycler, and 
although still young in the fraternity, is a popular 
man and a thorough mechanic. Through the Winter the 
firm will attend to repairing and sale of second-hand 
wheels only, but next Spring they contemplate moving 
to the centre of the city, and a full line ot wheels, etc. 
will be put in stock. They, together with Captain 
White, of the White Cycle Co. (all M. C. W. members), 
will handle the cycle trade of Trenton and vicinity. 



W. I. Wilhelm feels dissatisfied over his defeat by 
Taxis, and through the Penn Wheelmen, of Reading, 
has challenged him to a mile match race on a half- 
mile track. Taxis will rest for the next week or so, 
and will then go into training for the A. A. V. race at 
Washington. The A. C. S. N. have written to the 
Penn Wheelmen that Taxis will accept the Challenge 
after that event upon a neutral track. 

Since "our mutual," J. Elmer Pratt, left here the 
boys have rather lacked a leader, and cycling has 
been going to seed. Matrimony has also overtaken a 
number and divorced them from their earlier love, 
though there is still hope for some of the afflicted. 

I took a run down to Findlay, the "gas and grease 
boom town " of Northern Ohio, recently. If good 
pavements count, that promises to be a great place for 
wheelmen in the near future. They are constructing 
miles of roads in the following style : Twelve inches 
broken limestone bottom, four inches tine gravel and 
sand on that, then a top of peculiarly hard brick 4x8 
inches in size set on edge on the gravel, the interstices 
being brushed full of fine building sand, ami the 
whole given a topcoat of tar each layer being packed 

with a twelve-ton steam roller as it was put on. The 
result is a surface as smooth as a billiard table and as 
hard and clean as Concrete. It is claimed to be more 
durable than asphalt, more easily repaired and 


The League hotel at Findlay, the Sherman, changed 

hands on AugUSl 1. and is now the Filer House, which 
has 00 1.' .'.1 ue contract. 

Flint has now two lady bicycle tillers, and some Of 
the -niv (novelists are wishing thev had oared less for 

Mrs. Grundy ami more to. General Utility when they 
selected tin ti mounts. GRAN 1 

[Vol. VI., No. 4. 



my claim t 


■tie portion 
.1 on whk temp- 


* . -uid be a 
innot qualify in such dema 
.in- not our com 
uld not be admitted. 
.ibers of this club wh encamping 

.>: two weeks ai 
and we are receiving instruction in 
ly the yard in consequence. They 
and want everybody to know it. 
.m>l Sheffield have returned from their 
Igb the Berkshire country, and express their 
- received from the same wheel- 

n and Bensinger, 
K. C. W., - *t year. He escorted 

twenty miles on their way in addition to per- 

■idly filling up in member- 
9 have be. N Hoyt 

ire equallj - . 
and we expect 

. lyns will endeai - lin the 

reputation they made among the clubs last year by 
n their power to make each visiting club 


vexing question in relation to reducing 

i-r of men on a team will pla) n our 

rned out. and we believe it will affect other 

cell. With one except .very 

aired alle their Club- ■ '. 1 the 

expel tie bv a number oi men varying from 

twenty to thirtv. These men all had an interest in 

ley, by their averages at practice 

re selected tor the match team. With ten 


um bowler to secure a place on the teat. 
with five men. .. I, the opportunities are cut 

the team will center with 

men. Now, the question is, can we hold the 
number necessary to support the bowling club 

efy n.. chance to bowl in match games, 
the burden will then ipon a 

number when no real ne« 


A rou 

Kings « ountj w neelmen. 


. bud, 

■ n for 


and then 

morning found the rty ont 

r, and 

it now 

leb chilling 

h at | 

.. but 


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lile clu 

winner.- the twenty-live mile club handicap road 

ill be 
given the fortunate one who scores the last time. 

Speaking • nes has the first call on 

1 by Capt. Murphy to the mem- 
ber attending the largest number of club runs. 

Ike has returned, and it may be expected that the 
ned billiard tourney will "come to life, and be in 
:g before many days. 
QCERY— Will Murphy be to cycling what Murphy 

to join the Bene 

Ram Lai.. 


Work on the Union County roads is now being 
pushed forward with commendable energy. On the 
road between Railway and Westfield macadam has 
been laid for about two miles out of the first named 
town, and beyond that distance the road is torn up 
and ready tor the first layer of rocks. On the road be- 
tween Roseville and C ran ford macadam is now being 
rapidly laid, while beyond Cranford much of the new 
pavement is completed. The road from Elizabeth to 
Springfield is also well under way, and it is estimated 
that they will all be ready for travel before the snow 
rlies, if It flies at all this year. 

At a recent meeting of the Business Men's Cycling 
League, the constitution drafted bv the committee was 

received and accepted. It was also decided to hold 

several road races on Election Day, November i. as 

follows: Five mile handicap; five mile scratch, no- 
vice; quarter mile slow race. Suitable prizes will be 
awarded in each event. 

By this time next year Newark will boast of pos- 
■.c many more miles of well paved streets, as 
notices of intention to pave forty-five different 
thoroughfares, under the new law.' were recently 
issued. The major portion of the new pavement will 
probably be granite and trap rock block, while sev- 
eral resi'dental streets will receive a coating ot asphalt. 
It is proposed to use live different kinds of pavement, 
and if the recommendations are followed the length 
and character of the improvements will be BS follows: 
Oblong granite block. 6.01 ; asphalt. 2.69 ; trap rock, 

] cobble, ... ;)S. Die street pavil . 
resent time measure 48.93 miles in length ami 
improved strec' The kinds of paving are ; 

Granite blocks. s.75; trap rock, j.06; teiford. 10.86; 
asphalt, ■ •.;'•: block, 0.38; Coal tar, 0.11; cobble 
stones. .;. ,1 ; total, 48.93. 

The challenge of the Orange Wheelmen for a five 
mile team race sent to the Alalaiita. Elizabeth and 
Hudson County Wheelmen, resulted in a meeting ol 
from tin- various clubs at the club-house of 
the A. W.'s on Friday evening of last week. Those 
present, however, could not arrive at any satisfactory 
understanding in regard to the prize, everyone hav- 
ing different views on the subject, and nothing was 
decided upon. The challenge was not withdrawn, 
nevertheless, although from present indications the 
I contest arc dubious. 

Juvenile Wheels have had a tremendous run in this 
city during the in, one firm alone selling 

very nearly .■•.. mounts for the young 

"The demand for a 'Safety' is the tiling which is 
making many a Newark lir prematurely 

gray." says the Sunday (all. "'Papa, can't 1 I 

- is the request now being made by every fif- 
teen-year-old boy who has not already secured one. and 

when it is considered that. fety blcycli 

anywhere from $4 - t it any wonder that 

saying hard things about neighboring 

IShing about on the chain- 

1 wheels which have taken such a hold on the 

■ ! the youth ..1 this season." 

tgrapher is all right on the subject. 

t that his quotation ••! prices is considerably 

the prevailing market rates The extra profit 

in boys' « era to push their sale 

tor all they are worth. 

ill probability a numbi rarkers will entei 

i at I Mindcc Park, in ■ 

: the 
ern New ' 

•ie one mile track on 
the grounds, and *4... in innounced I 

^ t.. be run under I 
m a manner that will not 

•■■mains to 
■ n. 

• I men hat ■ with -..r- 

;! WithOUt I olll- 

1, the 
m whom t hi 
.1 mallllcl • 
nagine that thl 


laid, without 

■;ti lor 

im the j 

■1.1I ought to 

on II 

The Ataianta Wheelmen admitted thirtv-f..ur mem- 
bers during the Summer months, whiie the initi 
fee was waived The membership, howeve 
as yet reached the century mark. 

At a meeting of the - Mens' Cy 

held or. Thursday evening of this week, the 
officers were elected : President. Or. S. H. I": 
Vicc-I'resident. John Herman: Trei 
Holmes. |: - v. C. R. H tain, W. H. 

Kirkpatri'ck ; First Lieutenant. I »r. W. L. Fis 
Lieutenant, s. L. Beats; Color Bearer, C. H - 
Hugler. lohn M R Executive I . I>r. 

\V. L. Pish, C. H. Davis, B. S. Whitehead. W. H. .-. 
C. R. Hoag ; Finance Committee, H. L. Ke- 
Charles Ingraham. 11. Allen Sum! 
Prank Counselor, Herbert Knight. 

: many weary days of waiting the trophy won 
la^t season by the Atalantas has been received. 

Isome silver cup heigh; 

portion being spherical in shape, mounted* upoi 
appropriate base, with a miniature wheel:: 
act of delivering a ball at the top, and is artist: 
engraved. The prize exceeds all expecta 
was well worth winning. The bowlers of the clu 
practising assiduously for the com : 
will endeavor to again capture tirst 'Ugh 

it can hardly be expected that the skill as « 
luck of t he past two seasons will continue, 
secure the Newarkers first place. S .UK. 


The Caldwell Wheelmen's lantern par.. 
great success, considerable excitement 
by it in Caldwell and Verona, and a large and enthu- 

crowd cheered the wheelmen along the 
of march. The parade formed in Franklin and n 
to the foot of Verona Hill, and then back t 
Montclair was not visited, as was intende I 
being out of repair. A few of the Montclair V, 
men kindly assisted the parade by their pr. - 
I). King, one of the members, had a very s. 
caused by carrying to., many fixings for his Ian- 
Last week some oi the members rode t 
and a lew others ro.l. 
Park on their way home. 

■ link- 
ing of entering some of the road races next J 


The meet being over, the boys have 

ne sleep, and are all in for a bus. 

Cycling never had such a boom hen 
wheel agents on all sides report numer 

At a most interesting meeting of the ■ 
Cycling Club held on the evening o! the 1.: 
were received troin tin various committees who had 
the State meet in charge, and too much cann. 
said in praise of the way they did their work. As a 
result the club will put one thousand cold doll. 1 
the treasury. 

The Knickerbocker Wheelmen have "gone under." 
Their President got tired of paying the rent ::. 
after month, and when he quit the rest had I 

Oui lady riders .. the advisabil 

forming an auxiliary to the club, and if they ,. 
- will no doubt give them the ; 
of the club-hoi- ..lice a wee's. I 

they can do as they pie 

Tile Vice-President of the club is talking • 
Buffalo to live, so Dame Rumor has:'. We willall 
WeSS" very much if he does decide : 
tain Judd promises a most enjoyable time .. 
annual corn roast which will be held shortly. . 
which you will hear more later on. 

On Monday evening, the 1st inst., while the w 
men ami their friends were enjoying the 
given bv tile club boys, our C 

! together, and the result of the 11:. 
received with much joy by th' 
when it was found that two coin 
been signed, the larger one bcinc on West 1 
Street, which wi run ot three-qr... 

mile "straightaway" from the club-hous 
are only starters, and by this tin. 
will sec many miles ol this pavement. 

; members were eli 
meeting ol the club, and there is COM 
limiting the membership I 

arged, which will Ik- • 

In. I>.i>> ..I Kitrlng In N.'» •!• ' sejr. 

At the Norths) 1 : lur >- 

Wlll 1 ■ 


1 , oiliest « 

■ . . 1 mile ordinm 

A K" ol Km • 'o 1 b. Itnln. 

r thn 

September 19, 1890.] 



The lantern parade in Philadelphia on Thurs- 
day evening of this week, composed of the 
"members of the various city clubs, proved a 
pretty and novel feature, about 900 wheelmen 
being in line. The wheels were decorated with 
Chinese lanterns of all sizes, shapes and colors, 
arranged fantastically upon the various parts 
of the machines and suspended from wire 
frames, and as the long line of shining wheels, 
headed by Captain Lancaster, of the P. A. W. , 
passed up Broad and out Diamond Streets, the 
sight was as beautiful as it was unique. 

A handsome bicycle clock was offered for the 
club having the finest display, and this trophy 
was awarded to the Quaker City Wheelmen by 
Harry Priest, of the Quadrant Cycle Club, Eng- 
land, who acted as Judge. The most showy 
feature of the Quaker City Club's display was a 
triplet machine decorated in the form of a 
pagoda and ridden by F. Weaver, H. Weaver, 
and H. Bowen. This club ako had the most 
handsomely decorated single and tandem ma- 
chines. Other noticeable machines were a tan- 
dem bicycle arranged as a yacht, and ridden by 
Messrs. Whitmore and Roe, of the Columbia 
Cyclers, and a tandem in the Century Wheel- 
men belonging to Messrs. Seidenbach and 

The following clubs, with the number of men 
they turned out, were the principal ones repre- 
sented : 

Park Avenue Wheelmen, 78; Pennsylvania, 
46 ; Century, 60 ; South End, 34 ; Mount Ver- 
non, 42; Oxford, 44; Quaker City, 60; Columbia 
Cyclers, 42 ; Fairmount Lady Cyclers, 20 ; Ref- 
eree, 24; North End, 40; North East, 40; West 
Philadelphia, 24; West jersey, 8; Camden, 25; 
Clover, 12; Jefferson, 12; Lehigh, 16; Mervine, 
12, and Ivy, 10. 


The Camden Wheelmen have attained a membership 
of ninety. 

The East Orange Cyciers will hold a five mile road 
ace on October 5. 

H. E. Edwards, a bicycle dealer of Philadelphia, is 
reported to be among the missing. 

The Keystone Bicycle Club, of Pittsburg, will hold 
another lantern parade in October. 

The Camden Wheelmen are thinking of holding a 
five mile handicap road race this fall. 

Charles Petticord, of the Allegheny Cyclers, Pitts- 
burg, has ridden over 2,000 miles since May 1. 

E. A. Niebert, of Philadelphia, will soon blossom 
out upon the stage as a full-fledged trick rider. 

H. F. Aker, of the Duquesne Bicycle Club, Pittsburg, 
won the majority of the recent races at Greensburg, 

The York (Pa.) Cycle Club is actively engaged in 
preparing for a bazaar and fair to take place in 

Messrs. Garriguesand Gassier, of the Oxford Wheel- 
men, Philadelphia, rode home awheel from the Niag- 
ara meet. 

W. D. Banker, of Pittsburg, was very successful at 
the recent tournaments, winning numerous first and 
second prizes. 

C. M. Murphy, of the K. C. W., will ride his first 
race on a safety at the South End Wheelmen's meet 
at Philadelphia to-morrow. 

Lynn will shortly see a revival in the cycling inter- 
est in that town, and arrangements are being made for 
a tournament September 27. 

The Press Bicycle Club, of Buffalo, will run to Erie 
— 100 miles— September 21. A cyclometer will be given 
to the rider making the best time. 

The Manhattan Bicycle Club will hear the "Merry 
Monarch " September 22, and the Harlem Wheelmen 
will pay homage to Francis Wilson to-morrow even- 

A. H. Griffith, President of the Detroit Wheelmen, 
is now connected with the Gormully and Jeffery Mfg. 
Co., and is travelling through the New England 

Representatives from all the city clubs were in at- 
tendance at the Westchester County Wheelmen's stag- 
racket on Saturday evening last, and a pleasant time 
was enjoyed. 

Franz Ebert, the male star in the Lilliputian Opera 
Company, now playing in this city, who is twenty- 
eight inches in height, rides a wheel.and is a member 
of the Berlin Bicycle Club. 

The ladies of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club gave a 
iiuit party at the club-house on Thursday evening' of 
last week. Dancing and music enlivened the time 
and fruit was served in the billiard room. 

At the Ottawa Amateur Athletic Association games, 
September 13, the two mile handicap bicycle race was 
won by C. P. Simpson, M. B. C, 2m., 5s.; D. A. Louson, 
M. A. A., scratch, second. Time, 7m., 54 4-5S. 

The championship medal of Wappinger's Falls, N. 
Y., which is to be won three times in a 16 mile race 
before becoming the property of the winner, has been 
secured twice by E. C. Cashim. 

There is talk of arranging a match between C. H. 
Crawford of the Westchester County Wheelmen, and 
R. F. Belknap, of the Star Bicycle Club of Harlem, 
both men being the strongest riders in their respective 

The Queens County Wheelmen, of Queens, L. I., 
have recently become incorporated. The trustees 
are : William L. Pettit, John W. Magee, Erwin S. 
Van Nostrand, Charles L. Reise, Harold F. Quertrup 
and William W. W. Roberts. 

Geo. A. Banker, of the Duquesne Bicycle Club, 
Pittsburg, who captured a number of prizes at Roch- 
ester, Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Hartford, has re- 
turned home, and is receiving the congratulations of 
the local wheelmen on his success. 

Last week was most discouraging to bicycle riders, 
as the continuous wet and disagreeable weather was 
anything but conducive to wheeling. The runs and 
tours booked for last Sunday were all necessarily 
postponed, and but few riders ventured out upon the 
muddy roads. 

A new four-lap track is being put down in the Phil- 
adelphia Ball Park, at Broad and Huntingdon Streets, 
which will be the best cycle path in the vicinity of 
Philadelphia, the turns being very easy and well 
banked. A race meet will be given in the early part 
of October on this track by one of the prominent 

The two mile team race at the county fair, Pough- 
keepsie, on Thursday of last week, was won by the 
Wappingers Falls Wheel Club, the team being com- 
posed of E. C. Cashin, E. M. Marlor and I. F. Halli- 
well. They scored twenty-four points. The Pough- 
keepsie club team, composed of I. Van Benschoten, A. 
De Graaff and T. Roberts, scored eighteen points. 

A $7 lady's Fall trimmed hat was offered to the 
wheelwoman having the finest decorated wheel in the 
recent lantern parade at Erie, Pa., and every lady in 
the town who could beg, borrow or temporarily steal 
a wheel competed for the prize. The procession was 
under the auspices of the Erie Bicycle Club and was a 
great success. 

Big tyres have undoubtedly made the safety a bet- 
ter all-round road instrument, notwithstanding an 
accentuated tendency to side-slipping, says an English 
exchange. But it is not exactly right to say, as some 
do, that the " beetle " will out-rival the ordinary as an 
all weathers weapon. The G. O. O., with cushion tyres, 
should still have the bulge. 

The following events are on the programme of the 
Port Huron, Mich., Driving Park Association, to be 
decided during the fair in that city this week : Half- 
mile novice, ordinary; 1 mile, 2.30 class, ordinary; 
1 mile safety, 3.40 class ; % mile ordinary, open ; y 2 
mile safety, open; 1 mile open, ordinary. A gold and 
silver medal will be offered in each event. 

A correspondent of an English contemporary takes 
exception to the suggestion that the winner of a twen- 
ty-four hour ride is the best type of road rider. 
"There are plenty of men," he says, "who shine well 
at the long ride who cannot sprint to save their lives, 
and the fact of their being unable to combine a good 
turn of speed with their staying powers, in my eyes, 
shows them to be deficient in one of the essential 
points of an all-round rider." 

Apropos of a paragraph appearing in the last issue 
of The Wheel, in which it was stated in jest that one 
could confidently expect to see baby carriages being 
towed along by fathers mounted upon safeties before 
a great while. Mr. Geo. H. Schunck, of Elsie, Mich., 
writes : " We've got him. Mr. B. M. Besley, of this town, 
enjoys the pleasure of giving the baby a ride in the 
manner suggested." Life insurance men who contract 
with infants should call upon Mr. Besley when in that 
part of Michigan. 

At the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Cycle Club's tourna- 
ment, September 13, the principal winners were : 
One mile, ordinary, H. B. Caulkins ; fancy riding, 
G. Kruse ; one mile, safety, D. Caulkins ; three mile, 
safety, W. W. Hall ; one quarter mile, hands off, A. 
Z. Thatcher ; five mile ordinary, handicap, W. H. 
Reynolds ; one mile consolation, A. M. Ross. The 
roads were too heavy for the proposed run to Catoosa 
Springs, on the Chickamauga battle field, and the 
race track was too heavy to allow fast time. 


Last year the New York Bicycle Club, through 
Captain Nisbett, issued a challenge to the clubs of this 
city for a team road race, which was accepted by the 
Riverside Wheelmen, but owing to the lateness of the 
season the race was never decided. Captain F. M. 
Cossitt, of the Riversides, has written us that his club 
is now ready to engage in a conflict witli a team from 
the New York Bicycle Club, for a trophy to be decided 
upon, which will represent the championship of the 
cycling clubs of this city. Captain Cossitt would 
request a prompt reply in order that all arrange- 
ment smuy be satisfactorily made. 

It is announced that the entry of A. W. Palmer, of 
Toronto, in the one mile novice at Niagara Palls was 
fraudulent, he having won prizes in previous races. 
As Palmer won the race ami received a gold medal as 
first prize, a demand has been made upon him bv 
the Racing Board to resign the first prize to J. W. 
Leavett, ot Cleveland, who secured second place, and 
for Leavett to give the second trophy to Louis Gay- 
lor, of Philadelphia, who secured third place, Should 
the prize not be returned as requested by the Racing 
Board, the matter will be referred to the Canadian 
Wheelmen's Associat inn for art ion. 

The Grand Jury found a true bill against Robert 
Payton, the colored man who stole Trevor Myler's 
bicycle from the Keystone Club rooms, Pittsburg. A 
six months' sentence to the work house was the 

The Missouri Bicycle Club, of St. Louis, has expe- 
rienced a decided boom during the last month or so, 
and the club is getting back into its old form very 
fast, as the resignations of the disgruntled member's 
had just the opposite effect of what they anticipated. 
In the future, Thursday evenings will be devoted to 
the ladies, and an entertainment committee has been 
selected and will soon map out a programme for the 
winter which will be on a par with those of previous 
seasons. Smokers, athletic exhibitions and hops will 
follow each other in regular order, and the usual dull 
season for the devotees of the wheel promises to be 
one of the greatest gayety. 

It is an open question whether it is at all wise for 
parents and guardians to encourage cycling in their 
children before they leave the nursery. It is all ver3' 
well to give them toy machines, and to teach them to 
ride in moderation ; but when it comes to a juvenile 
scorcher of five, who climbs stiff hills on his 23-lb. 
machine, and makes his elders work all they know in 
order not to be left behind on his daily rambles, one is 
apt to ask whether it is not altogether too much of a 
good thing. Such a prodigy is reported from a New 
England town in the States. The proud voice of his 
fellow-townsmen declares that he will be the hill- 
climber and record-breaker of the future ; but we are 
much more disposed to think that he will give the un- 
dertaker work to do, rather than the handicapper. — 
Bicycling' A'ezvs. 

The annual twenty-five mile road race of the Cam- 
bridge Cycle Club for the Sanborn medal, took place 
Saturday afternoon last. The start was made from 
the Chestnut Hill reservoir at 3 o'clock with ten men. 
The judges and timekeepers were: Chief Consul 
Emery, Joshua S. Sanborn and E. C. Himeon. The 
following is the result, with the prizes won by each : 

H. E. Ackerman, first, in ih. 40m. 50s.; second, 
George F. Kehew, ih. 42m. 2s., prize, pair jer- 
seys ; third, C. H. Kehew, ih. 55m., prize, silk hat ; 
fourth, John S. Shedd, ih. 56m. 3s., prize, L. A. W. pin; 
fifth, J. C. Carman, ih. 58m. 3s., prize, gold watch 
chain ; sixth, F. C. Cook, ih. 58m. 14s., prize, silk um- 
brella ; seventh, George W. Bean, Jr., 2I1. 5111. 25s., 
prize, clock and moonstone pin ; eighth, P. C. Spring, 
2h. 18m. 50s., prize, subscription to the Cambridge 
Press ; ninth, J. W. Bean, 2I1. 18m. 50s., prize, subscrip- 
tion to the Cambridge Tribune ; tenth, Melvin Nowell, 
2h. 18m. 50s., prize, subscription to the Cambridge 
Chronicle. The prizes were awarded in the evening, 
at the headquarters of the club, by Chief Consul 

The Lancaster Examiner observes that the inven- 
tion of steam and the development of the railroad has 
tempted the people of the United States to neglect 
their roads and highways, despite the fact that no 
country has a greater road mileage, in proportion to 
the population, than our own. American roads are 
among the worst in the civilized world, and they are 
often the worst in those parts of America where rail- 
road resources are most abundant. Since good roads 
attract population, enhance the value of property, 
make transportation more rapid and less burdensome, 
and are of great value to railroads as feeders, the 
betterment of State highways ought to be a subject of 
first consequence to the State Legislature. Given a 
section of rich farming country, and it is, of course, 
valuable just in proportion to "the ease and inexpen- 
siveness with which its produce can reach the market. 
The absence of good roads in the oldest parts of Amer- 
ica, where agriculture and commerce are the principal 
industries of the population, is a striking illustration 
of the inefficiency and extravagance of our local gov- 
ernment so far as it attempts to deal with the business 
necessities, conveniences and comforts of life. 

The introduction of a cheap grade of safety, and 
the decidedly munificent terms upon which some 
dealers dispose of their stock of this description, has 
produced a result not entirely anticipated. Cycling 
has been generally conceded to be a gentleman's 
sport exclusively, but from recent occurrences it 
would seem as though the pastime had lost a little of 
its distinguishable prestige. For instance, at St. 
Louis, recently, a number of negroes, who are the 
happy possessors of safety wheels, became hilariously 
intoxicated while attempting to ride along one of that 
city's most fashionable boulevards, and terrorized the 
entire neighborhood, thereby bringing the sport 
under a most insalubrious light. Not twenty miles 
from this city, several riders whose general appear- 
ance, actions and language branded them as mem- 
bers of the very lowest order of society, created con- 
siderable comment by their indecorous and ruffianly 
behavior. While we fully recognize the vast benefit 
derived from a low-priced wheel, it is still to be hoped 
that the figures will not be lowered to such an extent 
as to permit the wheels to become the means of trans- 
portation for that nomadic individual, the tramp. 

The first semi-annual meeting of the new board ol 
officers of the New Jersey Division was held at the 
club-house of the Plainfiek'l Bicycle Club on Thursday 
evening of this week. Among the delegates present 
were : Vice-Consul H. E. Benedict, H. C.W.; Secretary- 
Treasurer George C. Pennell, E, W.; F. C. Gilbert. ED. 
W.;G.T. Thomiar, H. C. W.; A. Dodd, A. W.J S. Ben- 
nett, T. Rushmore, 1'. B.C.; V. I.. C. Martin, 1». B. C.J \V. 
H. Stafford, W. S. Fulper, o.W. A committee composed 
of Messrs. G. T. Thomiar, G. C. Pennell and S. Bennett, 
was appointed to revise the State by-laws to conform 
with the constitutional rules, and consider the allow- 
ing of the Secretary-Treasurer the sum of Si.x> per 

annum for his services rendered the Division. In lieu 
of the much work done by him it is most likely the 
provisions will be included in the revised rules, as is 

done in other Divisions, it was decided to incorporate 

the organisation under the title i<l the New Jersey 
Dr.isi n of the League of \1n.11. .n Wii.ltn.n with 
the following trustees: G. C. Brown, 11. Benedict, 

G. II. Kane, B. O. Miller, L, C. I linn, C. P Pliomiar. 

C. Todd, T. Rushmore, H.S. Pulper, andG C. Pennell. 
A committee of four, consisting of T. N. Gray, G. 

II. Kane, A. Dodd and F. (i. Weise, were appointed 10 

net as representatives 10 the National Assembly with 
1 lie Consul, Vice-Consul and Secretary-Treasurer. 


[Vol. VI., No. 4. 


inventions in the history ot cycling 
ommotiun than that of the 
pneumatic tyre. This fact was brought vividly before 
the eyas of the American wheelmen at Niagara Kails 
.11.1 even tin- must skeptical were eon- 
the solid-rubber shod 
wheel on the r.ui- ti new departure is the 

ition "i J li Dunlap, .1 veterinary surgeon of Bel- 
fast, i Is name implies, of a 
rubber tube filled with compressed air, round which 
Bering formed >'t two strips joined 
ther with rubber solution and having two Maps 
i lap the run of the wheel, thus binding on 
the tyre. This canvas wising prevents the rubber 

1 ••111 bursting, no matter how great the pi 1 

■ •1 tin- an may ..; is a strong rubber cover- 

ited in thickness, also overlapping the rim, 

cured with rubber solution. Only py 

piuu tin inn the inner rubber tube can the air escape, 

ami in moat cases this occurs through the rid-r using 

the machine with the tyres not sumcientlv Inflated! 

The usual crescent-shaped steel rim employed for the 

ordinary tyre is superseded by a wider one of a sbal- 

ind comparatively flat section, as indicated in the 

• t course, apparent that punctures may place 
one In a serious predicament lust at a critical moment, 
but although one may be at first a little nervous as t.. 
the durability oi the invention, still be will become 
s.. convinced of its satisfactory nature that nothing 

would" 1 ■■'••• ' ■ 

it should be at the maximum degree oi Boftness con- 
sistent with s.ii, iv 1 an. 1 between the smoothest racing 
path and the roughest roads, the tyre Bhould be 
pumped to suit the various gradations the weight of 
the rider of course being taken Into account als. 
the novice it may appear a diffi"<i* mutter to decide 

PlO. 1. 

1 construction of the tyre is as follows A 

I) l)i which, laying closely in contact 

hallow bottom, laps over the two edges in 

inner ind! . isolates the air-tube proper 

the rim Itself. Upon the top of this canvas Is 

B 'Plus consists Of thin tlcx- 

rubber, totally incapable of itself of withatand- 
rious strain. The needful strength is, 
1 'v ided in the shape of a further wrapping 
|H Hi which completely envelops it. and 
• securely by means ot two side 
• 1 run referred to, forms a double pro- 
the point which is intrinsically the 
.ir-tniie having been protected by this 


n applied from within by the compres- 
• air with which it Is filled, and it now only 

live envelope which shall 

: •• through its coming 
l other obstacles upon the 

I ini- (A A) takes the nature 
-. har.l rubber, thick at the point of 

practically nothing at 

n to the whole article 

in n |F l'i over the June- 

ild otherwise )«• visible between the 

11 of the Wheel. Kai h wl ■ 

.n air-valve, made upon a simp 
plan, an. I the Inflation is accomplished bj 

through • ■>!!■ all's 


<•( w And nan for 

in. in 

In the event of punctures occurring, any riiler of 
fair mechanical ability van remove the various cover- 
ings over the air-tube proper isec Kitf. 3), and then 
Sticking a patch of thin rubber over the hoi. 
Pig. 1), return the different layers to their original 
positions, after which the tube may be reinllateil ami 
the tyre itself will be as good as ever. 

The new invention is not claimed to be perfect. To 

one way of thinking the rim requires to be Strength- 
ened laterally, to which end a hollow section into 
the lower rib of which the spoke-heads might be in- 
serted through a button-hole opening- may well su- 
persede the present design, and remove, once for all, 
the spoke-replacing difficulty ; the air-valve might be 

fitted with a metal interior casing into which the in- 
tlater might be screwed, and various other details 
might he rendered more perfect. Still, with all its 
faults, the pneumatic tyre is the most delightful at- 
tachment to a tricycle ever yet placed upon the 

In practice it is found desirable to keep the tyres 

Inflated to almost the full limit, particularly in a 

\ here they have to support practically the weight 
1 two rider:. \ jmim.v of liiiv milsC with a full 
load makes no impression upon their distention, but 
that lapse of time causes a tlabbiness to ensue, and 
hence. 11 the machine he not ridden for a week at a 
stretch, the front tyre, at any rate, should Ik- reinllateil 
before a journey' is undertaken. As, howcvci 
minutes will suffice to distend to their utmost limit all 
three wheels, this cannot be considered a serious 
drawback. The cost of the new invention $10 extra 

per wheel is a formidable item, hut when it is per- 
fected in all Us details, the pneumatic tyre will prove 
to be as cheap in the long run as its predecessor. The 
machine now exhibited has been at all speeds, over 
every kind ol load surface including newly-laid 
flints and yet there is not the faintest indication of a 
cut upon the rubber, the truth being that with such an 
elastic medium as air upon which to depend for its 

support, the outer covering of rubber altogether repu- 
diates any ordinary attempt at incision. 

it remains hut to add that with such a machine one 

will have no difficulty in maintaining an average ol 
ten miles an hour with kit in position, while for short- 
er distances this speed can. if need arise, he consider- 
ably exceeded. 

One objection to the pneumatic tyre is, that when it 

strikes a large obstacle, such as a brick, the reaction 
is great, still this machine is more effective over 
rough surfaces, such as granite setts, than over badly- 
worn and 'holey" macadam; in other words, small 
and moderate vibrations are Completely lost to the 

ruler, whereas depressions large enough to 1. 

the whole wheel arc productive oi (greatly modified) 

lars. Hut this is a matter easily explained. The 

total diameter of the tyre is roughly only two inches, 

and assuming It to he capable of infinite collipr, 
within that diameter, any sudden rise or tall gr 
than two inches must result in the whole machine 

being lifted bodily. This, however, is a condition ol 

thing* which seldom occur in pr.e til c. 

Tin- rider oi a pneumatic is supported on a column 

.•1.1 iius air lornis a singularly 
and powerful sprints' between the groun 

in ol the wlie.l, and ; 1 from flat- 

out under the weight of the rider. Should the 
Iflciently Inflated, the impact ol wheel 

against a stone or other obstruction may pulldown 
■11 upon the stone and thus nip the inner tube mid 

.1 pun. tun-. 1 ot pneun 

must 1 attention to their tyres and pump 

Ihem hard in fa. t. s.. hard that win 11 seated on the 

■ 1 looking 

I by the .1 should !„• hard 

ble; or to the . 1 tin rim should not 

appn ound clo* ind a 

In di- 
undei tin 

inted that it 
wants inflat let the 1 Idi 

limped, and It will lie 1 

.-id thai ti 

imping than the dl Iving w 

■:n the ma 

-•■ pumpeil 'i minimi: 

'•. Hi. min 


1 that 

Pig. ,. 

mi the proper degree of hardness, but this will come 

with experience, and at first all he need trouble him- 
sell ali. ait is to see that the tyre is not too soft. In 
I is better for him to err on the sale side, and 
pump hard under every condition, until he becomes 
more familiarized with the working of the 1 


Messrs. Turner & Bowley, of London, are bringing 

out a most useful article in tie .. valve foi 

pneumatic tyres, which, in addition to keeping the 

tyre full, causes an equal pressure so as to avoid 


A new invention has been patented by the firm 01 

Wiis.m & Grundy, Bolton, ami if it only provi 

workable as its inventors say. should brine; joy to 
the heart of every rider of the Wheel. The invention 

is an arrangement in connection with cycle wheels 

whereby each wheel carries, lays down atid picks up 

again its own track, which cives t'cc rider the advan- 
tage of riding upon the smoothest surface possible ; 

the track being a light steel rim protected by rn 
and carried in such a manner that there is always 
twelve to fourteen inches of a straight track on tne 
ground and which will bridge all hollows on bad 
roads, and when projections arc met with it will form 
a gradual incline for the wheel proper to a si end or 
descend, and when riding oil graSS ol setts the result 
is as if riding upon asphalt. The wheels titled as 
above are no heavier than air tyres, and machines 
built thus may be expected to be placed on the mat k.-t 
I tin close ol the season. The ai ranc.ciiicnt is 
simple and Strong, and is applied to both drivin. 

steering wheels 

The work people employed by Mi SSTS. H.n 
Thomas, Coventry, had their annual last 

Saturday, journeying in brakes to Hampton, m a 

where .1 good lime was spent. 

Messrs. Rudgi '• I ntroducing a new cushion 

tyre, the principal feature ol which is the non-liabilit) 

to cut at the run as in the older patterns Without 

affecting the elasticity of tin- tyre 01 its neat ap| 

.nice, the Weigh) is considerably reduced Man 
Hirers will be allowed to use it b\ mail 


The Birmingham Small Arms and Metal Co., I unit- 
ed, have paid a dividend ot ... per cent, for the \ , 

The West London Cycle Stores are full 1 

the victory of their machines at Niagara meeting. 
A new saddle, the great adv.i- 

abseiui oi perineal pressure and vibration, baa 
invented by Ml I '. Potter, ol Norwich. Itisapli 

able and extremely soft india-rubber saddle, and is 

formed ol two pi. k rabbet which are mould- 

ed int.. a suitable shape and joined round the . 

thus forming a chamber which is Ailed with .. 

..I a small self -acting valve at the peak end ol 

the saddle. Tin whole affair is then mounted on an 
iron plate, and can 1m- had with or without 


-II. Wat man and III. linn 

• .I that name, have return- . the 

States, alter having done very well in their v 

tl ade with tin Sv\ . ■ 

time a . apital diamond-framed Lb cushion 

In Birmingham, and in I II in man) 

fully employed, Then doubt thai an lot- 

to tin • I both 11. - 

and Birminghan 

iitn.n ol this 11 

1 .on 

1 he ii. >prniK ol tin fol tin 1 

. '..Illl 

iin ills ..11 i : M.u 

i 11 11. \\ ,n | 

! I la 


September 19, 1890. 



It was a bright morning about the middle of 
August when five wheelmen, members of the 
Capital Bicycle Club, of Washington, D. C, left 
the Forty-second Street Ferry, mounted their 
bicycles and moved steadily up Forty-second 
Street to Fifth Avenue, and thence into Central 
Park. They had avoided passing through the 
lower end of the city, where the streets were 
crowded and the pavement rough, by means of 
three separate ferries. In order that the reader 
may fully understand the character and appear- 
ance of the tourists, I will briefly introduce them 

No. 1 is a slightly built, modest-appearing 
young man, who blushes whenever a girl looks 
at him. He is the only member of the party 
mounted upon an ordinary. 

No. 2 is short and boyish in appearance. The 
amount of time he spends in taking his wheel 
apart and putting it together again, and in 
strapping and restrapping his bundles, is in- 
dicative of his character. Everything he does 
is done thoroughly. 

No. 3 is an athletic-appearing man with a full 
beard and dark locks, on which is perched a 
little blue cap. He rides with a sang froid that 
is simply irresistible, as one of our party after- 
wards found out to his cost. 

No. 4 has a blonde moustache and a florid 
complexion, and when he laughs he awakens 
merry echoes. He has the greatest number of 
bundles, and if he ever forgets anything you 
may count upon it being something entirely 

No. 5 requires two descriptions. When we 
started out he was a grave, serious-looking 
man, with a judicial aspect, but you should have 
seen him one day in a shower after we had been 
digging at a road deep with yellow dust, fol- 
lowed by some miles of soft cinders. We had 
come to a spring and stopped to refresh our- 
selves, and when he rode up wearing a slouch 
hat and an enormous poncho reaching down to 
his heels, his face streaked with black and yel- 
low stripes, we threw up our hands with one 
accord and begged him to take our money but 
spare our lives. 

After wheeling through Central Park, and 
unconsciously breaking all the regulations, such 
as riding more than two abreast, faster than 
seven miles an hour, and coasting with feet over 
the handle bars, we passed out Seventh Avenue, 
but found the bridge across the river closed for 
repairs. Each one made inquiries, and the first 
thing I knew the party had started off in three 
different directions. Mac was half way down 
to the ferry, Low was climbing the stairs up 
the bluff, and the others were going back the 
way we came. Harry called them together, we 
held a council of war, and finally decided to 
climb the stairs, which was no light undertaking 
for those who had safeties and eight to ten 
pounds of baggage. Once up, we wheeled out 
Tenth Avenue, the concrete between the rails 
of the cable car track affording a smooth path. 

Williamson, who is of an inquiring turn of 
mind, ran his wheel down into the crevice where 
the cable runs, thinking, no doubt, that he might 
catch on to the grip and go by us with his feet 
up. But he didn't catch on. 

Passing over High Bridge, which, by the way, 
is a low bridge, we struck a fine macadam road 
into Tarrytown, which point we reached for 
dinner, and rested for an hour and a half. We 
had beautiful scenery all the morning, particu- 
larly along the Palisades at Yonkers. In the 
afternoon the only redeeming feature of the 
road was the scenery, the composition of the 
soil being chiefly sand. Most wheelmen take 
the train or boat from Tarrytown to Garrison, 
thus avoiding the only bad wheeling there is 
along the Hudson. 

Very frequently was the inquiry made, " How 
far is it to Peekskill ? " and Mac got this name 
so firmly impressed on his mind, that he kept 
inquiring the route to Peekskill for several 
days afterward, and we firmly believe that had 
he been alone he would never have gotten any 
further. That place is certainly appropriately 
named. The peaks on either side of the town 
are certainly " killing." 

We didn't reach Garrison until 8 o'clock. 
The last live miles of the road was excellent, 
which helped us out considerably. 

As I came rolling along in the semi-darkness, 
a farmer tramping over the road ahead of me 
was very much startled by my sudden appear- 
ance, and made a wonderful leap for his life. 
Afterwards, seeing the cause of his fright, he 
said " Gosh, I thought it was the Devil ! " 

The following day's journey was delightful. 
as we were shaded by great elms, which lined 
each side of the road, and cooling breezes 
continually fanned our brows. There were 
many fine coasts, and the upper grades were 
imperceptible. It was a day of rest, poetic 
fancies and romance. 

After dinner at Poughkeepsie we noticed 
some very pretty girls in a millinery store across 
the way. Communications were soon estab- 
lished, and after awhile we filed over ostensibly 
to purchase some " Pokeepsakes." 

We pulled into Upper Red Hook at 6 
o'clock. Mac had stopped to chat with a wheel- 
man at the last village, and when he arrived at 
our destination he didn't see us just around the 
corner and riding up to the store which was 
filled with the usual crowd that loiter about 
such a place, he paralyzed them all by calling 
out, " Can any of you fellows tell me how far 
it is to North Pin Hook ? " Although he seemed 
not to hear our shouts, nevertheless he did, and 
was compelled to join us in the laugh at his 
confusion of names. Red Hook is a little 
country village — one store, a church, and a few 
houses — but we had very good accommodations 
at the old tavern. 

The inhabitants retired early, and all was still 
around us soon after dark. You have all been 
in the country some time or other at night, 
and can appreciate the solemnity of the 
occasion. A subject for discussion at such 
times, in order to be appropriate, must be 
practical and serious. Prof. Low furnished the 
subject by remarking that he thought plumbago 
would be good for chafing. Dr. Williamson 
immediately opposed this view on the ground 
that plumbago contained lead, which was 
poisonous. Prof. Low claimed that there was 
not enough of lead in plumbago to hurt any 
one, but he seemed unwilling to try the experi- 
ment. It was finally decided to refer the 
matter to a committee of doctors, to be selected 
from among the members of the club by the 
President, Dr. Johnston, who was requested 
to act as chairman, and to report at the next 
club meeting. 

The following morning the sun was rather 
warm, and we longed for the shade trees that we 
had enjoyed all the previous day. At Stock- 
port we indulged in some ice cream, which 
seemed to have a queer effect on Mac and Low. 
They got to " monkeying," and finally crashed 
into each other, tearing off a foot rest from 
Low's wheel, and carrying away four spokes 
from Mac's. My cyclometer stopped registering 
at this point, and I think some one must have 
fed it ice cream also. 

We made Kinderhook for dinner, where we 
met a party of wheelmen from Albany, and 
two or three of the Boston touring party. 
They seemed to be just as hungry as we were, 
but they didn't keep up with us on the road. 

We endeavored to get into Albany before the 
threatening clouds could fix up a shower for us, 
but it was impossible, for the rain began to fall 
while we were still three miles from town, and 
then we had an exciting time skating into the 
city. The road is hard clay, and the surface 
was covered with a fine dust before the shower, 
making it as slippery as a waxed floor. One of 
the Albany wheelmen came up while we were 
taking refreshments at a road house, and 
accompanied us into the city. 

We had completed 158 miles in the first three 
days of our tour, and were in excellent con- 
dition. Of the next three days touring perhaps 
the least said the better. The roads were very 
sandy, and the only good riding we had was in 
passing through towns, when we invariably 
took to the sidewalks. Out of town we rode 
the sidepaths when there were any, the gutter, 
the railroad ties — anything and everything. A 
sidepath no wider than a man's hand was 
welcomed with shouts of great joy. Of course, 
there was considerable rivalry as In who should 
stick on his wheel the longest in tight places, 
and some amusement created by forced dis- 
mounts. Otherwise there was more hard work 
than humor. 1 look one header by running 
unexpectedly into a ditch while riding through 
some tall grass, and another one when- the 

path had been washed away. The last time, I 
became entangled in the wheel and could not 
possibly have gotten out without assistance. 
However, no harm was done. On the second 
day we had some fine riding on the towpath, 
between Little Falls and Utica, and we spurted 
along at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour. 
Another storm was brewing and caught us 
three miles out, as usual. It was the same 
cyclone that did such damage at Wilkesbarre, 
Pa. We took shelter under a bridge, but the 
rain was blown under the structure, and even 
our ponchos were not much protection. Still, 
an hour or two later, when we had on dry 
clothing and were enjoying a good supper at 
Utica, we laughed heartily over it, and now 
consider it one of the pleasantest remmiscenses 
of the trip. 

We didn't get started until after 9 o'clock 
the next morning, and even then found the 
towpath soft and sticky, and we also had a 
gale of wind with which to contend. Parties 
traveling towards the Great Lakes generally 
have a head wind. After twelve miles of this 
kind of slugging, we took a country road to 
Oneida, which we found even worse than the 
towpath. Altogether we had a hard pull of it, 
and didn't reach Oneida until 3 o'clock. The 
Boston party took the turnpike from Utica to 
Oneida, and reported it in fair condition. They 
left the latter place an hour before we reached 
it. The party, excepting myself, concluded to 
take the train at Oneida, and after waiting 
until half past-four for some one to change his 
mind, I reluctantly pulled out alone. A short 
way on my journey I overtook a Vermonter on 
a " Hickory" wheel, and found him excellent 
company. We made Fayetteville by dusk, the 
road having been first-class from Oneida. I 
actually got rested from the fatigues of the 
morning while coasting down the long hills. 

The following morning we took an early 
start, and joined the Boston touring party at 
Syracuse. About four miles out of the latter 
place we were caught in another drenching 
shower. Most of the party took to shelter, and 
afterwards made for the nearest railroad station, 
but about a dozen of us kept on. The roads 
were so hard and hilly that the rain did but 
little harm. At Camillus there was a big fire 
in the stove at the hotel. Hot whiskies were 
in great demand, and it didn't take long to 
change a dry throat and a wet coat into a dry 
coat and a wet throat. 

In the meantime it had stopped raining and 
we started again for Auburn. I have a very 
pleasant recollection of a coast about two miles 
long with a surface smooth as a floor. About 
five miles from Auburn the road takes an 
abrupt turn, and now the gale blows directly in 
our faces. We had to walk occasionally on 
level ground. During one of these spells I 
met some parties who said they were going 
fishing. They were a little tipsy and wanted 
me to drink with them, so I took pity on their 
deplorable condition, and nearly drained the 
bottle, while they made several polite but 
ineffectual atempts that were highly amusing 
in order to get it away from me. With the aid 
of this bracer, I made out to pass two of the 
party who were ahead, and finished second. 

After dinner it rained at frequent intervals. 
and we decided to take a day off for the trip to 
Watkin's Glen. We trained it to Geneva and 
took the boat down Seneca Lake that evening. 

Friday morning after visiting the Glen, the 
Boston party trained it to Canandaigua, but I 
remained over, rode out to llavanna Glen 
(which is even prettier than Watkin's), and that 
evening trained it back to Auburn. 

Saturday morning the roads were in terrible 
condition, and it took me live hours to push 
twenty miles, but in the afternoon 1 struck 
better roads and passed through a beautiful 
country. At one inviting spot where 1 stopped 
to rest, and inquired at a house if 1 could get 
some milk, the very pretty young girl who 
answered my knock said they had no milk, but 
she could get me some lunch, and spreading a 
snow-white cloth she set out sonic of the finest 
home-made bread and butter that 1 have evei 
tasted, to say nothing o\ jam, cold meat, 
pickles, cookies, etc. I reached Canandaigua 
;it I. o'clock, 

My Sunday run was almost equal to an\ thing 

we experienced up along the Hudson, The' 
weather was deligntf ul. Avon, where 1 stopped 

nearly three hours at noon, is situated on a 


[Vol. VI., No. 4. 

ne hundred feet above and overlooking 

the Genesee river. It is noted for its mineral 

tigs, but a very small, homeopathic drink 

satisfied me. It has however, some line hotels. 

I " ached Batavia at (• o'clock, having averaged 
eight miles an hour during the day. 

Monday. August 2;. I completed the tour, 
riding sixty-five miles, my longest day's run. 
I spent three hours in Buffalo, dining at the 
famous Iroquois Hotel, and reached Niagara 
Palls at 6.30, where I found excellent accom- 
modations at the Cataract House. I missed my 
road twice during the day, which added several 
miles to my record without any compensation. 
Alter sup|KT I found my companions, and we 
celebrated our reunion in an appropriate 

The entire distance ridden by me was 505 
miles, in .)'. days, or about 53 miles a day. 
The total cost of the trip, including two days at 
Niagara and railroad fare home, was abcful 

ne may ask. Does such a trip pay? I 
should say, yes. The reward lies in muscle. 
wind, a splendid appetite and health. I gained 
live pounds on the trip, which proves that it 
agreed with me, at least. 

Notwithstanding the hardships of the tour, we 
had a great deal of fun, and some days of 
perfect cycling. The section of country we 
passed through, moreover, was extremely inter- 
esting, and the scenery, from the I'alisades of 
the Hudson to the Falls of Niagara, exception- 
ally line. This rc|>ort would not l>c complete 
without a description of our exp e r i e nce in the 
Cave of the Winds. 

Alter a preliminary ride on the steamer 
Maid of the Mist as near to the great cataract 
as they dare to go, we prepared for the trip 
under the Palls. The outfit required is a flannel 
bathing suit, an oilcloth overcoat, and clumsv 
shoes made of felt cloth, which give von a 
.ecure footing on the slippery rocks. As you 

go behind the Palls the roar becomes deafening. 

The guides had two women in charge, whom 
they never let go of until they were past the 

danger point We followed along the narrow 
ledge until we lost sight of them, and the 
ledge came to an end. The spray was blinding 
and no one could see whether there was another 
ledge below us or not, and we stood there clinging 
to the rocks in the very worst part, half drowned, 
ping for breath, and somewhat frightened. 
At this point some one caught hold of us and 
pulled us off the ledge, and we found ourselves 

on another rocky shelf about three feet below, 

and were soon in a place of safety. It was the 
• sin. wit bath we ever experienced, and 
for excitement beat anything on the trip. 


Patient waiting has not brought the result 
for which I hoped— that my suggestion on tours 
through the Delaware Valley and Columbia 

County. Xew York, would call forth similar 

communications from other wheelmen who 
know whi ''ir. for the benefit of those 

who don't ; and I ■ a ppo s e I'll have 

niciit with playing another leading card. My 
..• th( ' disinterested, :■ 1 I 

would In Dew and atti.i. in. 

' am sure there must lx- an 

abundant 1 York, 

that havt mapped out. Pot in- 

ported tl>- 
id.- ro.ids along tin- line of the Lehigh and Hud- 
■.el 1 1 • ' ■ od through S 

aM the lower part ot 

York, there is a lovely 

til waitinj one from Montclair 

through 1 onton, Dover, Stanhope, 

to Middletown . and 

down th< Ramapo Valley or on 

n the Wallkill VaOej t.. the Hudson. 

could tal f till thii c d.iv 

irday morning 
Monday night but as | < ant 
t, I'll sketel 

• hi. h I . an, and whii h 
i« done with) 

• up the 1 1 take the 

li !.. 1 fai 1 




along n 

the rest . SO that one can get through quite 

comfortably. The Palls at Paterson are well 
worth seeing, and to do this it will be most 
comfortable to stop for lunch at the Hamilton 
Ibuise. having covered about 20 miles or a little- 
over, and find exactly how to leave the town by 
the direct road to Pampton, which begins at the 
extreme northwest corner of the town, on Van 
Winkle Avenue. This is a superb stretch, 
pretty hilly, but with line surface and views 
ahead into the l'eakness hills that will repay 
the climbing. At Pampton you turn to the 
right and it is an even chance which road to 
take to Sloatsburg. By one you follow the 
Ramapo about 12 miles to Sulicrns, over a 
fairly good road through a line country, and 
past Havemeyer's famous stock farm, turn- 
ing from SutTerns up the Ramapo Valley proper, 
where the mountains really begin. The 5 miles 
from here to Sloatsburg is sandpapered, and 
you miss it if you take the other road from 
Pampton to Ringwood; but you gain there the 
finest scenery I ever saw through tile woods and 
over the hill, skirting Kx-Mayor Hewitt's mag- 
nificent estate. 

Up the Ramapo. of course, we all know 
about ; but just after passing the ( rreenwood Iron 
Works — or Arden, as they call it now — there is 
a fork in the road that has to be watched for, 
and the right-harjd road taken. At Highland 
Mills, don't fail to stop at a little unassuming 
corner tavern, and test the hospitality of Land- 
lord L'Hommcdicu, for he'll treat you like a 
prince. About the only way to work in the 
stages, indeed, is to take lodging at Sulierns, 
dinner at Highland Mills, and stop at Cornwall, 
preferably to Newburg, for the second night. 
If Monday is now at the tourist's disposal it can 
be most profitably spent, perhaps, by taking 
train to West Point, and thence down the river 
by wheel — six miles of terrific road, but paying 
for it with a view of the Hudson otherwise un- 
attainable, and the balance good riding for most 
of the way to Nyack, whence, of course, it's 
simply a matter of choice which road to take 
home; that's not worth while detailing. 

So much for the three-day run; and now we'll 
try our hand at the fortnight's tour, which un- 
original scheme proposed should be coupled 
with the shorter trip, to provide for all tastes. 
My last tour, it may be remembered by such as 
noticed it, swung around through the Delaware 
Valley all awheel. This time we will be less 
contemptuous of the trains, and board one <>n 
the Harlem Railroad, either at Poity-Second 
Street or at Mott Haven, so as to get further 
into the Berkshire region at the start. Of the 
Berkshire's themselves, and their grand |>ossi- 
bilities for touring, it is unnecessary to say 
anything; but there arc not many wheelmen 
who know what a line section of gravel roads, 
glorious air and views lie just-north of them in 
Vermont— the very place for an October trip. 

Leaving the train at Copafce, We have ex- 
'i roads, and if departure has been timed, 

let us say, for Friday afternoon, the wheel 
can be mounted early next morning foi a 
day's journey along Route 21 of the New YoW< 
road book, a little over twenty miles tot 'hat ham 
Thus far. it is nothing more than a line rolling 
agricultural country; but after our midday 

meal at Chatham, we begin to get fairly into 

the bills, bending off to the right via Queesby 
Lake ( p re fer ably to the Kindernook Creek route 
t" the westward) for about twenty live mill 
Lebanon Springs. Here is an old Summer 
r.-s/.rt dating back to Washington's time, now 

what fallen from its high estate, but still 

ling some line .., ■ ,ti<i having a 

special attraction in its- vicinity to the Shaker 

cment and to Tilden's birthplace, Should 

we feel ■< Kttle stifl next morning, it would not 

•■> kritoi here a half da, 

in^ pari "I it foi a visit t., the Sh 

service, and striking out in the afternoon up 
the moat beautiful valtoj in all this region, but 

on.- that is little known I [1 

road winds along tl • the hills that come 

together on eit • but 

little room for a: 1 pal. h. 

bend bringing into sicdit some new and 
beautiful vicwi 1 miles put from the 

spun-. I Berlin, a little town where the] 

I tlinnei thai bad 

'In- night, and lh. ' mm 

to th< I !■•■•;. :. \ alii ■ only too »hoi 1 ind 
.|in> klv pa 
burg : familiar ground ■ Iden 

by many a wheel and faithfully laid down in 
Route 2s of the road l>ook ; lying through 
Hoosick Falls. Cambridge for dinner, and the 
little village of Rupert, right on the edge of 
Vermont, for the night; it is a day's journey of 
fifty miles, that is pleasant t<> travel as it has 
good roads and the rider receives mental re- 
freshment from the scenery. 

Tuesday's itinerary is a' shorter one, follow- 
ing Route 25 on to Rutland, which is only forty- 
three miles away, and as the roads are not 
quite so good between here and Manchester, to 
which our next stage is laid, we cover only 
about thirty-live miles on Wednesday. But if 
the roads are poorer the scenery improves, for 

our course here lies almost in the heart of the 
Green Mountains, and Manchester Street is the 
swell spot of the region. Seductive enough 
indeed to make us linger next morning, which 
is unwise, for there is a sandy stretch from here 
South to North Bennington that we ought to 
have more time to traverse. Just half way is 
Arlington, and if we should not get there until 
dinner time there will be the compensation of a 
good meal; but as the days are short at this 
season, it will be wiser to push on through the 
twenty-live miles of only middling road, and 
after dinner at North Bennington have tune 
enough to look around the very pretty town of 
Bennington and then wheel leisurelv over the 
range of hills Westward to Hoosick. 

Don't confuse this with Hoosick Falls, and 
don't fail to arrange things and stop at the inn 
kept by Uncle Nelsc Babcock, At first he 
seems a little crusty, perhaps because he has 
come into contact with some of the hoodlums 
that afflict cyclcdom to a certain extent; but 
when lie is brought out of his shell, nobody can 
be more entertaining. 

Two days having shown only a mileage of 
thirty-live each, we must push a little harder 
as we head our wheels on Friday morning up 
the Hoosick Valley for Williamstown; and we 
can do it easily, for the road is sandpap 
and it is hard to believe that twenty miles have 
been covered when we come in sight of the col- 
where Garfield was educated ( Ine <>i the 
loveliest college towns in all New England, 
there is plenty <>f temptation to linger; anil we 
won't go far wrong if we start only in time to 
reach South Williamstown (six miles away, near 
the foot <>f Greylock) by nightfall. Rout, 
gives all the directions here, and on for the next 

day's journey, but it does not picture the 

beauties of these Berkshire hills and rich mead- 
ows, more charming even here than in the more 
fashionable region further south. Pittsfield 
only sixteen miles out on Saturday mm tun-, 
we'll keep on for the six mile climb beyond to 
Lenox for dinner, and then wheel quietly into 

Great Barrington that afternoon, stopping 6 

look at the ideal surroundings of Stockbrid 
unless we choose the westerly route through 
Curtisville. a steady ten mile down v,< ■ 
a superb surface, and thus gain time for a run 
down to the elm-shadowed town of Sheffield 
There is only sand beyond in this direction, 

however, so we must turn back agail 
rington. and thus wend our way along Routi 
over the Oxhorn and down those line . 
tween Hillsdale and Hudson. 
Turning east before we reach the latter pi 

at llallowville, RhineU-ck OUght to be reached 

by dark, though It is about fifty miles away; 

but if we are I 1 must do tli. 

can by putting up at Johnsonville or Red Hook, 
and make an early . nough starl Monday morn- 
ing to gel dinner at Poughkd psie. I 

•Mson's for the night, Route 00 still show 
the way, is not a hard rid. an. I • 
still four days to span ..nt of 1' 

two of which might be s|*-nt in riding hoi 
sum- tin- dreaded section through thi 11 
lands is not quit ' coming south, and is 

worth doing on mtrv. Even 

it the trail for this last 

si^ht seeing may have lengthened out 
th< otJ 1 . so tit,- four-day 

adding to the 

much to 
\ relieving »m- from the feeUng of 1 • 
hurried I this should be, t.x., m tin 

■hott Autumn days, it may not be alv 
to put through uiles by dayli 

but no on.- who h. n p 

need t. ..r ih. 1 
that are included in this sketch 

I. A W 

September 19, 



The twenty mile road race, over the Lake Harriet 
course, Minneapolis, to have taken place September 
10, has been indefinitely postponed on account of the 
lack of transportation facilities to the proposed scene 
of the contest. It was announced that the new street 
railroad company would give two medals, but the fact 
that the road is still in a state of incompleteness has 
caused the race to be declared off, as there is now no 
convenient way to reach the lake drive except by 
carriages, and few of those desirous of attending 
have vehicles. Next year, or possibly later this fall, 
arrangements will be made for the race. It is not 
definitely decided whether or not the bicyclists of the 
city will give a parade at the exposition. There 
is a sufficient number of bicyclists, and most of them 
are pr/ovided with lanterns, but as yet nothing defi- 
nite has been arranged. 


As many of the members of the Harlem Wheelmen 
would be unable to witness the races scheduled for 
October 4, if run on that day, it has been decided to 
hold all the events on Election Day, November 4. 
The ten mile championship will be run off in the 
morning, and the two mile novice and ten mile handi- 
cap will be decided in the afternoon. Entrance fee 
twenty-five cents for each event. Entries close Octo- 
ber 25. The programme will be as follows : 10.30 — ten 
mile championship. First prize, silver cup ; second 
prize donated by Mr. Litchhult. 2 p. m. — two mile nov- 
ice, two prizes. 3 p. m. — ten mile handicap, four 


The Eagle Company have recently brought out a 
new racing wheel on which some quick time has re- 
cently been made. It weighs about twenty-two 
pounds, and is constructed on the same lines as the 
Roadster. The Eagle is steadily gaining a reputation 
as a fast track wheel. 

Keefe and Bucannon have entirely disposed of their 
first shipment of "K & B" Comet and Diamond safe- 
ties, but a new supply will soon be received. They 
weigh forty-two pounds complete. They have also 
had a big trade in the Young America, a juvenile 

Singer & Co., of Boston, have just received a large 
supply of ladies' Singer safeties and can now fill 
orders at sight. The demand for these wheels has 
been so great that it was impossible heretofore to 
give orders the prompt attention desired. 

The John Wilkinson Co., of Chicago, have removed 
to Nos. 269 and 271 State Street, where they occupy 
more spacious quarters and can more satisfactorily 
meet the requirements of their customers. 

The Banker & Campbell Co. have just registered 
two new trade marks. One is simply the word 
"League," and the other consists of the word "Or- 
monde" in a scroll with a series of representations of 
wheels overlapping each other, decreasing in size 
from the centre, with extended flaps for other letter- 
ing. The design is decidedly neat. 

The Chicago Bicycle Co. have been located at No. 
491 and 493 Carroll Avenue since their former quarters 
were visited by fire, where their factory, salesroom 
and repair shops are all situated. 

George S. McDonald, of Keefe & Becannon, will start 
September 28 on a tour to Luray, Va., via Trenton, 
Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Hagerstown, 
etc. He will return by a different route. 

Mr. Sidwell, of Boston, was in town Wednesday on 
his return from a business trip to Philadelphia, and 
called upon The Wheel. 

The Kings County Wheelmen will hold a twenty- 
five mile road race on Election Day, November 4. 

The Sweeting Cycle Co., of Philadelphia, have just 
received a shipment of a dozen pneumatic wheels and 
more are on the way. 

Clarence H. Smith, of luggage carrier and touring 
fame, was in Gotham Thursday. He is now traveling 
agent for the Sweeting Cycle Co., and will look after 
that company's affairs in New York and New Jersey. 

Such is the great demand for hollow-tyred cycles in 
England that 75 per cent., rather more than less, of 
next season's orders will be for wheels fitted with 
these tyres, and Wheeling says editorially that a large 
Birmingham firm has no orders on its books for 1891 
except for pneumatic and cushion-tyred machines, 
while another, of still greater repute and output, is 
almost in the same position. 

"Prom our correspondence," it further says, "we 
are able to gauge the bent of public taste, and we un- 
hesitatingly declare that the tide is turning in favor 
of hollow tyres at such a rate that any maker prepar- 
ing to fit 60 per cent, of his safeties with solid tyres, 
or indeed more than 30 per cent., will get left." 


[List of bicycle patents reported especially for 
THE WHEEL, by W. E. Aughinbaugh, Patent 
Lawyer, Washington, D. C] 

No. 435,977- Bicycle. N. McKee, Chicago, 111. Piled 
Oct. 14, 1889. Serial No. 326,945. 

No. 436,230. Bicycle. N. N. Horton, Kansas City, 
Mo. Piled Oct. 25, 1889. Serial No. 328,110. 

No. 436,305. Bicycle. J. A. Crandall, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Filed July 3, 1890. Serial No. 357,639. 

No. 436,673. Bicycle. M. Sehwertl'nhrer, Stuttgart, 
Germany. Piled March 8, 1890. Serial No. 343, 

No. 436,403. Attachment for Bicycles. William 
Dabbs, Little Rock, Ark. Filed July 7, 1890. Serial 
N(i. (58,016. 

No. 436,451. Bicycle Lock. K. Bachus, Rochester, 
N. Y. Filed April 7 , i8(,o. Serial No. 146,836, 

This list contains last wick's patents also. 


35 Words 35 cents. 

Two Insertions 40 " 

ZOOK, Lititz, Pa., Buys, Sells, Trades. 

50 Eagle and Cheap 

Ordinaries and Safeties Wanted in Trade. 

$1G0.00 New Trike $50. 

New York Bicycle Company, Nos. 4 and 6 East 60th 
Street, N. Y. New and Second-Hand Machines. Choice 
assortment. Prices reasonable. Wheels to rent. Cycling 
Accessories of all kinds. List of Bargains and Sundries 
free upon application. Old mounts takon in part pay- 
ment for New- 

FOR SALE— Humber Tandem Tricycle; latest pat- 
tern; cost new, with lamp, $255 ; guaranteed to be 
in perfect order; price, $80. Address F. P. L., Nat. 
City Bank, N. Y. City. 9-26 

FOR SALE— 57-inch Columbia Light Roadster, 1890 
pattern, in first-class condition ; a great bargain, 
$70. Call or address W. H. Wells, 21 Cortlandt St., N. 
Y., Room 43. 9- 26 

FOR SALE— An 1889 American Rambler, cost $130; 
almost as good as new; a great bargain for cash. 
Address J. M. Adams, Scio, Ohio. 9-19 

WHAT AM I OFFERED in trade for my Rudge 
Crescent Tandem Tricycle in first-class order. 
Safeties preferred or will sell. D. Hamilton, 1006 
E. 176th St., N. Y. City. 9-19 

HTO EXCHANGE— An Ivel Tandem Safety Bicycle, 
J- in perfect condition; full ball bearings; for a new 
Columbia Light Roadster Safety, or a new lady's Co- 
lumbia Safety. Address Tandem, 1424 Penn. Ave., 
Washington, D. C. 9-26-c 

$ T . r Ladies' and' Gents' Columbia'.Safeties, as good 
J- 3 5 as new, for $100 each. They were bought 
July 1, 1890, and used at the beach this Summer. Safe- 
ties in A 1 condition, less a few scratches on enamel 
and nickel. Will send C. O. D. to any one that will 
guarantee express charges. Address Wilson, 6 Han- 
over St., Boston, Mass. 10-17-c 

FOR SALE— A Broncho Safety, almost new ; price, 
$105. Address, A. Rieder, 23 Smith St. 9-19 

EXCHANGE 54 or 55-inch Columbia Racer for 
Columbia Light Roadster Safety. Banker & 
Campbell Co., Limited, 1786 Broadway, New York. 


FOR SALE.— Safety bicycle, hardly used : practical- 
ly new. F. H. C, P. O. Box 444 , N. Y. City. 

"POR SALE— Columbia Tandem Safety ; first-class 
J- condition ; price, $135 ; J. W. Bate & Co., 324 
Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. t. t. c 

1WTACHINIST WANTED— Used to cycle repairing ; 
^™- one who understands his business. J. W. Bate 
& Co., 324 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. t. f. c 

Do you want a WJieel at very low price ? 
If so, read our Bargain List. 

One New 52-inch Eagle, frame nickel, $90. How is 

One New Victor Safety (1889), $ IID - Who gets it? 

One 1890 Victor Safety, ridden 100 miles, $ no. Good 
as new. 

One Victor 1889 Safety, shop worn, $100. Great bar- 

One "Light" Rambler Safety, shop worn only, $110. 
1890 style. 

One Rambler, 1889 style, good repair, $85. Ridden 
this season. 

One Vulcan Safety, never ridden, $85. Entirely new. 
One Columbia Light R., 51-inch, new, $90. Can you 
beat it ? 

One Columbia Satety, 1889, good repair, $85. Ridden 
but little. 

One Columbia Safety, 1889, good shape, $80. Great 

One 56-inch Victor, 1889, good shape, $85. Very 
little used. 

One 54-inch Victor, 1889, good repair, $75. A bargain. 

Ten Expert Columbias, from $50 to $75. Some as 
good as new. 

Fifty Dandys, 24-inch Safety, new, $27.50. Good for 
the boys. 

One 52-inch 1889 Victor, L. R., good as new, $75. 

One 52-inch 1886 Victor, nickel, good as new, $60. 

Many other great bargains. Write us for full par- 
ticulars. EDW. L. ROSE & CO., Wholesale and Re- 
tail Dealers in Bicycles, Wheeling, W. Va. 







niifi'.i.s KKNTKI) TO lioiin minus. 



For It l<- v. i,M. Cm 11... etc. Throws only small quantity ofotl ll 
a stroke. Handsomely nickel plated. Nu leakage 1... v, every 
where, or lent by mull on receipt ofprlce, MU: each. msiiMAN A- 
DENISON, m Ninth Avenue, New Vurk. 

Pat. April 15, 1890. 
Solid Gold, - $5.50. | Gold Pilled, 


No. 119. 

Gold Pilled Watch Charm 

Parts all work, $2.50. 

No. 144A. 
League Pin, Solid 
Gold, $3.50. 

No. 144B. 
League Pin, Solid Gold 
with top for letter- 
ing, $5.00. 

No. 144C. 
Same as 1 44B, except 

No. 144D. No. 144E. 

Same as 144B, except top. 

No. 140. 

Solid Gold, 
Enameled, $2.00. 

No. 196. 

Solid Gold, 
Enameled, $1.75. 

No. x 4 oB. 

Solid Gold, Enameled 
top for engraving, 

No. too. 

Solid Gold, Enameled 
bottom plate lor en- 
graving, $1.75. 

In ordering League Pins or Badges which all have 
stone in center of wheel, state whether yon want 
Garnet, Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald Doublet. Use 
NUMBER of article wanted (.n.» further description 

necessary). Will quote special price tor 144 pins 
Willi GENUINE DIAMOND or Other stones. 

243 Broadway, Room »Si New York. 

i n 

| Voi. VI., No. 4 



WE are pleased to announce that we are now manufacturing a complete line of THF 
(TEW ARK BICYCLE HORN. Experience fully demonstrates that THE 

NEWARK HOKN "Clears the Road " instantly by a sudden pressure r.f the Robber HulL> 
They do not get out of order and rattle, weigh but a few oum es, are easily attached to the 

handle bar, finely nickel plated and ornamental. 


No. I, Small, • ttl.25 

No. x. Ordinary, 1.60 

No. ,|, Medium, 2.25 

I! The Trade Supplied. 





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Easy to Ride but Hard to Beat. 




E. X. Bowkn, Bi 11 Aii>. N. V. 
■• We use a number of the 

Hickory Safeties in our riding 
school. 1 )<> not use any steel 
wheels. Couldn't run the- school 
if we did. I assure you 1 am 
very glad they are not hollow- 
steel. 1 do say the Hickory is the 
most practical machine made, 
and the most comfortable on 
rough roads. I prefer it to any 
other seen so far. The work- 
manship is the finest I have 
. on any bicycle." 





"You Press the Button, We do the Rest." ( or you can do it yourself.; 

Seven New Styles and Sizes «i i*m m> Transparent Films. 

The most popular among wheelmen on account of compactness and convenience in use. Wo 
experience or preparation required— always n 1 instantaneous views may l>e taken In suc- 

cession without reloading, No Wheelmen's outfit Is complete without* Kodak. 

For Sale by all Photo Stock Dealers. 

Send for Catalogue 


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Steel Tubing, Drop Forgings and Ball Bearings to all parts. 
147 Washington Street, BOSTON, MASS. 

September 19, 1890.] 



Patent Combination Spring & Hammock Saddle. 

Built on hygienic and scientific principles. 

Absolutely removes all rear wheel vibration. 

Adjustable to riders of different weights. 

Special design for ladies. Men's and ladies', $6.00 ; youths', $4.5©. 

The Garford Mfg. Co., Elyria, O. 




G. A. LITCHHULT, Agent, 






Send to A. W. GUMP & CO., Dayton, Ohio, for Prices. 

New Bicycles at reduced prices and 400 second-hand ones. 
Bicycles, Guns and Typewriters taken in exchange. Job lots bought. 

1890 American Rambler, good as new $ 99.00 

Victor Safety— 1889 Pattern, like new IOO.OO 

1890 Ladies' Kambler, good as new. 99,00 

Ideal Rambler, almost pass for new 48.00 

30 Inch Men's Safety, balls to both wheels, new 50.00 

30 Inch Men's Safety, balls all around, new 60.00 

28 Inch Ladies' Safety, balls to rear wheel, new 40.00 

24 Inch Boy's Safety, new 20.00 

"We carry 700 bicycles in stock. 


High grade in every respect. Balls all around 
(including head). 






921 H St., N. W. (Jor. 9th and E Sts., N. W„ 


Send for Catalogue. 


Bicycle Riders, Base Ball Players, 
Athletes, Gymnasts, tell us that it is the 
best and most satisfactory supporter 
made. rK 

Let every Sportsman try them. 

Price, $1 00. Will send by mail on 
receipt of price. Send size of waist and 


810. Heavy Rib. 

Improved double 
seat and pocket. 




Heavy Rib. 

double seat, 
strap and 

No. §§4. Heavy Rib. 




Heavy Rib. 

Improved double seat 
and pocket. 

CAUTION. We hold Letters Patent 1 
improvement on Pants, Tights, Supporters am. 
Supporter Jacket, as represented in these cuts. 
Each garment is marked 11. i^, C. Pat. Dec. 3d, 
'89, and vtz caution all dealers against selling 
any garments infringing on these patents, ciai 
moots not Starintpwix yatmt mark are in/ring* 
minis, and panics Belling tlicm will be held 
responsible to the extent i>i the lav . 


Athletic and Gymnasium Gar- 
ments manufactured by 

HOLMES & CO., 109 Kingston St., Boston, Mass 


' I 

I Vol VI., No. 4 

" I rise to remark, and my language is plain, that for ways that are 
dark ami for tricks that are vain, the Chinaman is peculiar "— Bret H.\i i. 

Nor is the Chinaman particularly peculiar in this 
respect. However, if you want a good bicycle, we 
would advise you to get a Paragon or an Iroquois, 

nd vou will he satisfied. \\ e should like to send you our Catalogue. 


Kreeport, 111. 


1171 BEDFORD AVE., near Putnam, BROOKLYN, N. Y. 


< > 1 1 r Riding School ( 150 x 100) is now open, lighted by Electric Light, and under the 

personal supervision of Prof. Louis People, (hi Sept. 21st we will open a suite of Ladies' 
Rooms on the second floor of our premises. 


Possessing the first original braced diamond frame. 
Patents Registered and Protected. 

We are looking for more Good Agents. 



1702 & 1704 No. Broad St., 




PRICE, $30.00. 





September 19, 1890.J 





Purely Vegetable, Perfect Purgatives, Act With- 
out Pain, Always Reliable and Natural 
in their Operations. 

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THE WHEEL of August 22d, specially compiled, no 
doubt, for the L. A. W. meet, at Niagara Falls, is the 
finest specimen of a cycling paper which has ever 
crossed the Atlantic, and contains an enormous mass 
of information. English cyclists who might like to 
have a copy should write to 243 Broadway, New York. 
The price is 5 cents. — Wheeling. 

THE WHEEL, of America, is a very fine paper. It 
seems to be improving every day. — Irish Cyclist. 

IT now seems within the bounds of probability 
that the one mile trotting record, which has 
long been the shining mark of record-breaking 
cyclists, might be surpassed with a pneumatic- 
tyred tandem safety. It would be a great thing 
for the sport in America if the cycle record 
could be placed below the trotting standard. 

DESPITE the comparatively meagre refer- 
ences in the cycling papers to hollow 
tyres, it may be taken as a fact, from observa- 
tions at Rochester, Niagara, Buffalo, Hartford, 
Peoria, Chicago, and other places where wheel- 
men did most congregate this Fall, that cyclists 
are on the qui vive for further information about 
the cushion and pneumatic. 

Many of the makers are non-committal on the 
point, and at the present time the only firm out 
with a positive announcement that they will fit 
cushions is the Gormully & Jeffery Mfg. Co. 
We have reason to believe, however, that nearly 
all American makers will be prepared to supply 
cushions, while importers will have them as a 
matter of course. 

From personal experience and observation, 
we are convinced that makers will find a sur- 
prisingly large inquiry for cushion tyres. We 
should judge that the advisability of intro- 
ducing these tyres is no longer in question 
with the American trade, the problem being 
the correct gauging of just what proportion 
of cushions will be needed. 

IT appears that G. Lacy Hillier took the right 
position concerning the Mecredy record of 
2m. 26 4-5S. , the Irishman being given proper 
credit for his performance, yet no ranting or 
literary gymnastics were indulged in by the 
editor of the Bicycling News. 

The News claimed that it was impossible to 
decide whether Mecredy' s performance was 
great or otherwise; that it was impossible to 
properly value it, since pneumatic-tyred records 
were a new thing, and no standard had been 
established. Jones' performance of 2m. 20 3-5S. 
justifies Hillier' s action. It enables us to form 
the opinion that Mecredy's 2m. 26 4-5S. was 
really a third-class performance ; and, judging 
from the form shown by Jones on a solid tyre, 
his 2m. 20 3-5S. cannot be regarded except as a 
second-class performance. 

On a solid tyre, Mecredy did not count for 
much. On the solid tyre, Jones was never bet- 
ter than 2m. 35s., so that his 2m. 20 3-5S. indi- 
cates an improvement of fifteen seconds. On a 
a solid, Laurie was a shade under 2m. 35s., yet, 
on a pneumatic, the day being cold and windy, 
and the rider being in bad form, he rides in 2m. 
27X on his "balloon" wheel. 

We are convinced that Berlo, Kluge, Mur- 
phy or Smith can put the pneumatic down to 
2m. 15s., and we hope they will go into training 
and have a go against time at either Hartford 
or Syracuse on the pneumatic-tyred Columbia 
racing safeties, which the Pope Mfg. Co. are 

The lesson of Jones' trial is that pneumatics 
out-class solid-tyred wheels on the race path, 
whether the path be of the poorest or finest 
quality. It is almost too late for the Racing 
Board to take any action on the question of 
pneumatics vs. solid-tyred wheels. Pneumatics 
will be the race-path wheel of next year, and it 
will be within the province of race-meet pro- 
motors to establish races for pneumatics and 
for solid tyres, each classed by themselves. 


The English cycling journals received this 
week authenticate the marvelous time made by 
W. C. Jones, September 9, as published in the 
last issue of The Wheel. The times compare 
with Mecredy's former record as follows: 

Jones' Times. 

m. s. 

Vt, mile 363-5 

% " 1. 11 2-s 

*H " 1-4.6 i-5 

* 1 ' 2.203-5 

Mecredy's Times. 

X mile 363-5 

'A " 1.122-5 

% " 1-49 3-5 

1 " 2.264-5 

♦Denotes record. 

Before the above event occurred, A. E. Ed- 
wards took advantage of the breathless atmos- 
phere and reduced the half mile record to im. 
10 4-5S. by 1-5S., formerly held by DuCros. 

September 10, R. A. Lloyd established new 
records, as follows : 



1 2-35 4-5 

2 5-i5 1-5 

3 7-564-5* 

4 IO-35 4-5* 

5 13-16 4-5 

Previous Best. 

M. S. 

2.20 3-5 Jones 

5.12 4-5 Mecredy 

7-57 2-5 

10.39 I_ 5 

i3-'6 2-5 

* Denotes record. 

On September 9, H. R. Pope and W. W. Ar- 
nott attacked the 100 mile tandem record of 6h. 
50m. 16s. , and lowered it to 6h. 30m. 19s. They 
rode a solid-tyre wheel. 

On September n, Jones, on the Puddiugton 
track, rode the following phenomenal records, 
knocking out Lloyd's day-old records in addi- 
tion to those of Mecredy. Times: 

Previous BEST. 
M. s. 

2.30 2-5 I OIK'S 

5.12 3-5 Mecredy 

7-564-5 Lloyd 

to. is 4-5 

13,16 v 3 Mecredy 

MILES. m. s. 

1 2.28 1-5 

2 * 4-59 3-5 

3 * 7-3» t-5 

4 *IO.i8 3-5 

5 *ia.54 2-5 

1 Denotes recoi d, 


On the Paddington track, September 6, Leitch, 
on a pneumatic safety, lowered the three-quar- 
ter record formerly held by Mecredy to im. 49s. 
At the same time Archer lowered the five mile 
record of 13m. 55s., held by Osmond, to 13m. 
53 4-5S. 

On September 8 the tandem records were 
completely changed, R. A. Lloyd and E. E. 
Glover establishing new times as follows : 

m. s. 

Quarter mile 42 1-5* 

Half mile 1.21 2-5* 

Three-quarters 2.03 2-5* 

Mile 2.46 1-5* 

Flying quarter 39 1-5* 

* Denotes records. 

At Paddington, September 4, this team also 
lowered the tandem record from one to ten 

miles as follows : 

iiles. m. s. m. s. 

I * 2.54 4-5 2.58 

2 * 5-4 1 3-5 5-56 

3 * 8.302-5 9.00 

4 *ll.l6 1-5 12.03 

5 *i4-o2 2-5 15.12 

MILES. M. S. M. S. 

6 *l6.53 3-5 18.19 

7 *i9-46 3-5 21.25 

8 *22.37 2-5 24.44 

9 *25.3i 1-5 27.53 

IO *28.24 4-5 30.58 4-5 

* Denote records. 

The whole of the times were taken by G. 
Pembroke Coleman, official timekeeper N. C. U. 

On a pneumatic wheel, September 5, R. A. 
Lloyd upset Mecredy's times from six to twen- 
ty-two miles in making a new hour's record of 
21 miles 1,150 yards. His times follow: 



. M.S. 

M. S. 

1. . . 

. 2.42 2-5.. 

. . 2.26 4-5 

2. . . 

. 5.21 i-s.. 

. . 5-12 4-5 


. 7-S8K •- 

• ■ 7-57 2 -5 


.10.41 4-5.. 

..10.59 i-5 


.13.21 1-5.. 

..13.16 2-5 


. 16.06 1-5. . 




..19.09 3-5 


.21.31 4-5.. 



.24.17 2-5.. 

..24.42 4-5 

10. . . 



11. . . 

.29.47 i-s.. 

- .3 -i9 2-5 

MILES. M. S. M. S. 

12 ... . 32.28 2-5 33.06 1-5 

13.... 35-13 1-5 35-52 4-5 

14 37-59 !"5 38-47 

15 40.37 1-5 41.36 1-5 

16. . . .43-20 1-5 44-21 2-5 

17 46.02 1-5 47-n 2-5 

18 48.49 1-5 5°-°2 1-5 

19 51-37 1-5 52-57 3-5 

20 54.32 2-5 55.51 2-5 

21 57.42 2-5 58.40 1-5 

22. .. .60.13 2-5 62.33 2-5 


Ordinary. Safety, 

miles. m. s. m. s. 

Y, flying 33 1-5 Archer 314-5 Jones 

% starting.. 354-5 " 343-5 Mecredy 

Yi " -.1-133-5 " 1. 10 4-5 Edwards 

% " .. 1. 51 4-5 Osmond 1.46 1-5 Jones 

1 " .. 2.284-5 " 2.203-5 ' 

2 " .. 5.12 1-5 Illston 4-59 3-5 " 

3 " .. 8.14 2-5 Osmond 7-381-5 " 

4 " ..11.05 2-5 " 10.18 3-5 ' 

5 " --I3-53 4-5 Archer 12-542-5 " 

The Northern England twenty-four hour 
record was beaten August 29 by J. A. Bennett 
and Lawrence Fletcher, their distance being 
264 miles. 


Editor of the Wheel : 

Will some of your readers kindly inform me through 
your paper their experience, and what they think the 
best gear and cranks for a safety for one to whom the 
following conditions are applicable : Leg measure, 
30 inches ; weight, 148 pounds ; height, 5 feet 4 inches ; 
machine weighs about 51 pounds. I ride a 54-inch 
gear, long cranks, and one of the best makes, with 
considerable pleasure and ease, but my trouble is 
that while I can climb a hill successfully, 1 am more 
or less exhausted on reaching the top, ami would 
desire to know if a lower gear, and how low, would 
leave me in a better condition under those circum- 
stances. Have tried the various positions for tin- 
saddle, etc., and have ridden nearly every day and 
over the same ground for three seasons. 1 fear the 
trouble is due to my short legs, giving me a short 
leverage. 54-IN GEAR, 

For the Championship of Now York C'iij. 
NEW YORK, N. Y., September .-.-, tSoo. 

Editor of the Wheel : 

1 beg to correct an error in the challenge of the 
Riverside Wheelmen which appealed in your issue Of 
last week. Captain Cossitl stales that the Riverside 
Wheelmen "accepted my challenge last year." Such 

is not the ease, afi 1 received no reply at all to that 


The New York Bicycle Club accepts the challenge 
of (he Riverside Wheelmen, and hope to be able to 
name a date in time lor your next issue. Yours truly, 
Captain N. Y. Bicycle Club. 

There is considerable talk of reorganising the old 
Mereui \ Wheelmen, "i Flushing, 1.. 1.. winch has been 

nut ol existence Eol a year or two, by some 01 the 

former members 


| Vol. VI.. No. $. 


Tiv peration of 

the Lincoln, Illinois, and Chicago Cycling Clubs, gave 
.1 two days 1 meet at Parkside on Friday ami Saturday 
of last week. 
The Chicago Cricket Club is an organisation 

Mien, with a fair 
sprinkling of cycling clnh men. The cricket grounds 
rkslde, a pretty suburb of Chicago, and 
within a half hour's train ri.le of the centre of the city 
on the lake front. The park is a most beautifu 
the track, club- unds, and improvements 

bavii - . oo. 

Th. the club are : President. E. J. Ogden. 

M .Ii.; Vice-President, Benjamin Bagaman; [ 

urer. A. I.. Holinan ; Secretary. Jos. G. Davis; Direc- 

l)r. E. J. C. \V. Jackson, 

nan. Dr. M. D. Ogden, A. I.. Holman, 

I. Shaw, Robert Stuart, and R. D. Garden, 

Among the men who are interested in the cricket 

club are 1'. D. Armour, Marshall Field, Stuyvcsant 

i I. Hutchinson, and other public spirited 

ns of Chicaj liberal subscriptions made 

Parkside a possibility. 

The track is a quarter mile track of macadam ; it is 

new boulevard, and has raised corners. 

The 11 ill. which makes the races very inter- 

• tile audience, but on the other hand very 
me is impossible, while to an unpracticed rider 
the corners are dangerous if taken at top speed. 
The first S were run on a cold, raw after- 

making 0^ oin fort and pocket flasks a 

luxui rain was run to the track, but 

. the bell rani; there were less than a thousand 
lay the weather was 
bright and sunny, but rather cold. Tin 

what Impro v ed as to numbers, but it was 

actively a cycling crowd and a club crowd, the 

nthuaiasm and outcry 

Be home with living 

The Eastern men ■ couple of races, but 

their unfamiliarity with the t: gainst 

them, and they did not show to advantage. Kluge 
went home "n Thursday, the day before the 

i m that it would 
not benefit him any to Windleand Hoyland 

Smith went K itraight on from 

pneumatic- tyred machine, 
1 no place. 

vents, but to in, pur- 
W. C. Thorne beat Murphy in the a 

Ing put out of it by the corners. 

land two handicaps, the handicapper not knowing 
that he had a DUi thy that the rub- 

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TWO Mn E OKI MS \i D. 1-'. 

Simmons, I. C. C; H. G. Baine, L. C. C; Chai 
Knislcy, I. C. ( ; I. I. Brandenberg, C. C. C; Carl 
, I. R. Pollock, I.. C. C.J Alex Vaillan- 
court, I. C. C; George w. Denison, B. C. C, Bngle- 

At the mile and three-quarters Knislcy spurted and 
won a good race by a length from Simmons. Denison 
third. Timi 

Pive Mile Ordinary Open starters: T. H. Tut- 
tle, 1. C. ('■; H. R. Winship, N. II. Vai 
len, C. C. C.j A B. Lumsden, C. C. C.j P. P. It 
V. A C.| New York. 

Tuttle outlasted the others in the stretch and won 
by a foot. Van Sicklen second. Winsliip third. Time. 
17m. 6 

Half Mile Saffty, for Boys Under six, 

Starters: Willie Dominick, Willie Foreman, l-'rcd 
Kurt/.. Walter (iuhl, S. H. Crittenden, I! L. Kisser. 
("tuhl was second, Kurtz third. Time. 1111 

Twi. Mile Handicap, Tandem starters: 11. R. 
Winship and G. W. Denison, W. P. Murphy and P. |. 

Winship and Denison were given 150 yards over 

Berlo and Murphy and they refused to ride, the hand i- 

not being published "in the programme. After 

some discussion, the prizes were awarded to Win- 
ship and Denison without B race. Berlo and Murphy 
were technically right. 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap starters: a. a. 
Zimmerman, New Jersey Athletic Club, scratch; 11. 
R. Winship. B. C. ('". \. A. Githens, C. C. C, 

rds; C. T. Knisley, I. C. C, &■-, yards; A. D. P. 
Simmons. I. c. C., 95 yards: Robert Thorne, C. C. C . 

irds; G. w. Denison, a < . C, 100 yards ; 11. 1;. 
Bairn no yards; Carl Schaffer, I. C. < 

yards ; P. J. McVoy, I.. C. C, iso yards; J. R. Pollock, 
L. C. C. tas cards; Alex. Vaillancourt, 1. C.I 

yards; F. B. Crouse.L. C. C., us yards; [. i. Branden- 
berg, (.'. i'. C, i o yards; II. B. Retinoids, I- C. ( 

yards; B. I.. Ward. Lake View c. C, i j yards: I. I.. 

Woff. iv yards; Ralph Hoaglancl, 160 yards; Walter 

■1 Chicago, 17 . yards. 

Zimmerman from scratch caught the tield. but was 

afraid to go through, and stopped on the last lap. 

Githens won easily from Knislcy, and Crouse was a 

third. Time, >m. 37 3-58. This is equal to .111. 

or Githens. who started from the ( —yard mark, 

which is good time considering the wind and track. 

One mmi Safi iv. Handicap starters: h. ]•:. 

Laurie. N. Y. A. C .. London, Bng., scratch ; P. J. 
Berlo, Man. A. C. N'ew York, scratch ; W. C. Thorne. 

C. C. C, ao yards ; G. K. Barrett, C • H. .1. 

Willis, V V. A. C.j London. Bng., 7, ; 1''. L Panning, 
I. C. C. „o; W. J. l'.ray. L. < I f. P. Smith. 1. C. 


This was a hot race from the start, and on the second 
lap Willis caught panning and rode close on his rear 
wheel until reaching the backstretch on the last lap, 
where Willis spurted, and, coming strong, won by ten 
yards from Bray ; Panning was third. 'lime. 90 

Willis rode a pneumatic-tyred wheel; Laurie. 

mounted on a balloon-tyred wheel, rode the mile from 

:i in .111. 1 

Two Mile Lap, Ordinary, Open Starters: ii. a. 
Githens, C. C. C.j P. H. Tuttle, I. C. C.j H. R. Winship, 

B. Lumsden, ( - Y. A. 

,v York. 

result was Githens, .. s points; Winsliip, 13 
points; Tuttle, 7 points. Tii: 

One Mile Safe i i 
G. K. Barrett, C. < C.j P. I. Panning, I. C. Cj P. L 
Berlo, Man w York'; W. C. Thon 

New York. 
Berlo took the pole and set a slow pace to the quar- 

here Panning took it up and showed the Held to 
the three-quarter pole, where everybody spurted, and 

n instant it looked as it Murphy would win it. but 

Thorne let out another link, and coming fast won a 

by a length, Murphy scend. Barrett third. 


Mni .'smi iv. Handii ip (Cricket Club mem- 

W. c. 

won I 

IDEM, ( >i-i 

. H R Winship and 1. W. 

When hall w I Barrett had a 

slight ' would have won. bill twenty 

Winsliip an. I 


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Mile sm e i y for it' .\ - I Stati 11. L. 

Risser, Willie Dominick, Freddie Kurt W 1 Guhl, 
S. 11. Crittenden. 

Guhl won by forty yards from Dominick. Time, 

TWO Mil • crs: W. I. B 

L. C. 1 wen, Chicago; P. I. Pannin 

0. K. Barnett, Chi 

At the mile and a hall all were bunched, and 
few yards Harnett was in front. On the last lap Bray 
spurted and won by three yards from Panning, Har- 
nett third. Tinn 

Tiiki 1 Mni Team, Ordinary— Starters: Chi 

team, A. B. Lumsden, H. A. (iithens and N II Van 
Sicklen; Illinois team, P. U. Tuttle. A. D. P. Simmons 
and Charles Knisley. 

At the end of the tirst mile Yan Sicklen was first, 
Githens second, Knisley third, Simmons fourth, Lums- 
den fifth, Tuttle sixth. Time o£ first m At 
end of second mile Yan Sicklen was first, «■;' 

second. Knisley third, Lumsden fourth, Simmons fifth, 

Tuttle sixth. Time of 1 miles. 1 
third mile and race was: Lumsden first, Githens 
ond. Yan Sicklen third, Tuttle fourth, Simmons fifth, 
Knislev sixth. Total number of points for the win 
ners: tile Chicago Cycling Club's team. .).• points ; Illi- 

am, 11 points." Time for the j miles, am. 41 
Half MILE SAFETY, OPEN Starters: G. K. Barrett, 

C. C. C.j P. J. Fanning. 1. C. C; W. C. Thorne. C. ( I 

Barrett and Thorne rode side by side for one lap, 
and when the bell was rung Barrett lit out, and hold- 
ing his lead won from Thorne by a length, Kami 
good third. Time, im 
Hali Mni. Ordinary, Open starters: p. 11. Turtle, 

1. C. C.;G. W. Denison. K. C. C ; II. R. Winship, B I 
A. K. Lumsden. C. ' 

Denison set a hot pace for a quarter, where h. 

I by Lumsden and Tuttle, and both rode hard 
and fast to the last turn for home, where Lumsden 
spurted, and riding strong won by a length sitting up. 
Tuttle was second. Winship third. Time. 11 

Ten Mile Ordinary, Handicap S - H. 

Tuttle, [. C. ( Is; 11. R. Winship, B. C. I 

yards; George K. Barrett, Is: n. A 

Cithens. c.i I ards ; N. H. Van Sicklen, C C. C, 

.■ji cards: Charles P. Knisley, I 

Vaillancourt, 1. I lison, 

: .is ; j. 1. Brandenburg, ( 

yards; Carl Schaffer. 1. ■ 

Knisley led at the mile. Denis.'. n second. Knislev 
led at the second mile. Denison second, Schaffer third. 
Brandenburg and Tuttle here dropped out. Schaffer. 
Knisley and Denison was the order at finish of the 
third mile. At three and a half miles th( 
bunched. The field was bunched at the fourth mile 

■ Vaillancourt, who was hopelessly in tin 

and at four and a half miles he dropped out. At the 
fifth mile the men were still bunched. Van Sicklen. 
(Iithens and Winship was the order at the finish 
sixth mile, the rest being strung out. The pace from 
here livened up a bit. the order at the finish of the 
seventh mile being (Iithens. Knislcy and Yan Sicklen. 
Schaffer stopped at the end of seven miles. At the 

finish of eight miles it was Denison, Knislev and Gith- 
ens. They crossed the tape at the end ol nine miles 
in the following order : Knislcy. Denison and Gil 
the rest close behind. Knislev at nine and a half miles 
tried to open up on the field, but could not do it. (iith- 
ens spurted on the last lap. and was followed by Yan 
Sicklen and Winship. Yan Sicklen won a grand race 
by two feet from (lithcus. Winship third, Barrett 

fourth. Tii -js. 

This was one of the finest races run (his year, and 
the veteran racing man deserved the applause and en- 
thusiasm showered upon him. 



The old and once famous track at Glenn 
near Lynn, was the scene cf a series of 
successful races oo Saturday last, which 
given by the Lynn Young Men's Christian 
Association, and as the track had been put in 
excellent condition, the various events pn 
interesting, and some very fair times were 

made. About 500 spectators were present The 

result follows: 

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Sept ember 26, 1890.] 



The Omaha Wheel Club scored a very grati- 
fying success with their two days' race meet at 
the Fair grounds, September 19 and 20. The 
weather on the first day was a trifle cool, which 
fact kept many who would otherwise have been 
present away. Enthusiasm, however, ran high. 
The track on the opening day was slightly 
heavy from rain, but on the second day it was 
in excellent shape. A hill-climbing contest took 
place on the morning of the 20th, on Davenport 
Street. The contestants were O. Beindorf, A. 
C. C. ; W. J. Morris, O. W. C. ; and-F. Ellick, 
Fremont. The parties reached the top in the 
order named, the time being im. 43s. The 
prizes for this contest were : First, gold medal ; 
second, $2,000 accident insurance policy. 

Immediately after this event a start was made 
for Florence on the handicap road race. The 
prizes offered were: First, silver refreshment 
flask; second, a gold medal; third, a Flobert 
rifle. Those entering were N. Fisk, Lexington ; 
B. Potter, A. C. C. ; W. J. Morris, O. W. C. ; J. 
Drain, Lincoln ; F. Krier, Lexington. The 
start was from the club-house of the Omaha 
Wheel Club, at Seventeenth and Chicago to 
Clark Street, to Saunders, to Spaulding, to 
Thirtieth, to the bridge at Florence and return. 
Krier was given byi minutes start, Fisk 4 min- 
utes, Potter 2^ minutes, Morris zyi. minutes, 
Drain scratch. Fisk was awarded first prize, 
Potter second, Morris third, Drain came in 
fourth, and Krier last. Potter was awarded a 
gold medal for the best time, 55m. 47s. 

The officials were: Referee, S. G. V. Gris- 
wold ; Judges, H. H. Rhodes, G. O. Francisco, 
W. E. Coombe; Timers, A. B. Hudson, Frank 
Parmalee; Umpires, W. H. Head, G. F. Epen- 
eter, A. M. Cowie; Scorer, J. E. Ebersole; 
Handicapper, C. H. Stone ; Clerk of Course, F. 
T. Mittauer; Assistant Clerks, W. C. Erlau, 
Dr. F. N. Conner ; Starter, William Emerson. 

The result of the track races follows : 


One Mile Ordinary, Novice— O. Biendorf, first ; 

E. E. Mockett, second ; H. Muentefering. third. Time, 
3m. 16s. 

One Mile Safety, Novice— E. S. Dickey, first ; 
George Mackey, second. Time, 3m. 41 2-5S. 

Two Mile Ordinary, Open— T. M. Patterson, 
Plattsmouth, first ; Deal Werz, Omaha, second ; Lou 
Flescher, third. Time, 6m. 54 3-5S. 

Half Mile Safety, Open— B. L. Porterfield, first ; 
W. Pixley, second ; C. S. Dickey, third. Time, im. 34s. 

One Mile Ordinary State Championship— C. K. 
Denman, first ; C. C, Peabody, second ; Seth Rhodes, 
third. Time, 3m. 12 1-5S. 

One Mile Safety State Championship— B. L. 
Porterfield, first ; N. T. Fisk, second. Time, 3m. 35s. 

Two Mile Ordinary, Handicap— H. Muenterfer- 
ing, 175 yards, first ; T. Parmelee, 150 yards, second. 
Time, 6m. 56s. 

One Mile, O. W. C— L. Holton, first ; C. Peabody, 
second ; S. Rhodes, third. Time, 3m. igs. 

One Quarter Mile Dash— L. Holton, first ; L. 

Flescher, second ; W. Pixley, third. 

Five Mile Ordinary, Handicap— C. Denman, 100 
yards, first ; T. Patterson, 300 yards, second ; W. Pix- 
ley, 160 yards, third. 

second day. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— C. Peabody, first; 
Arthur Briggs, second. Time, 3m. n 3-5S. 

Three Mile Lap Race, L. A. W.— L. Holton, first; 
W. Pixley, second. Time, 10m. 20 1-5S. 

Two Mile Safety, Handicap— B. Porterfield, first; 
W. Pixley, second ; C. Dickey, third. Time, 6m. 56s. 

Two Mile Ordinary, State Championship— L. 
Flescher, first; C Denman, second; L. C. Holton, 
third. Time, 7m. 2i^s. 

One Mile Safety, Open— B. Porterfield, first; W. 
Pixley, second ; C. Dickey, third. Time, 3m. 15s. 

One-half Mile Dash, Ordinary, Open— C. Den- 
man, first ; F. Ellick, second. Time, im. 2954s. 

Two Mile Handicap O. W. C— F. Mathews, 180 
yards, first; W. Grandjean, second; W. Townsend, 
135 yards, third. Time, 6m. 21s. 

FIVE Mile Open— L. Holton, first ; C. Denman, 
second ; D. Wertz, third. Time, 17m. 21s. 

One Mile Ordinary, 3.20 Class— J. Drain, first; 

F. Ellick, second ; H. Muonterfering, third. Time, 
3 m. 3 3-5S. 

One Mile Consolation— Monroe, first; Townsend, 
second ; Grandjean, third. Time, im. 34s. 

F. Bacon was awarded the prize for the Fastest 
quarter mile, his time being 40s. 


George C. Smith, Dan bevy and Louis Goldsmith 
are in active training for the Pall races of the Gotham 
Wheelmen. An exciting contest is expected, as nil 
three riders are very evenly matched. George W 
Miller, through illness, is compelled to let up in his 
training. He is considered one of the fastest nun in 
the club, ami is very popular, 

The twenty-one mile road race of the Penn 
Wheelmen, from Myerstown to Reading, on 
Saturday, September 20, was the most interest- 
ing and exciting event of its kind ever witnessed 
in that vicinity. 

As early as 1 o'clock the special train pro- 
vided for the purpose conveyed large numbers 
of anxious spectators to Myerstown, where the 
start was made at 2.45 for Reading over the 
pike, and it was a very pretty one, there being 
twenty-one wheels out of twenty-six entered. 
Some of the fastest talent known in wheeling 
circles was entered, and as a result an elegant 
race was run. The following were among the 
entries: W. I. Wilhelm, Reading; W. C. Seeds, 
C. A. Elliot, J. M. Dampman, J. McDaniel, 
Wilmington ; George Wittich, W. B. Reigle, H. 
Huber, Heber Yost, Reading ; William O. Lein- 
inger, Fred Leininger, Robesonia; F. J. Hall, 
C. M. Murphy, New York; Millard Poffenberger, 
Edward L. Fry, Harrisburg; Wm. Van Wag- 
oner, Newport, R. I. ; John McLaughlin, Colum- 
bia; L. D. Livingood, York. 

A time limit of ih. 45m. was placed on the 
racers, and from start to finish the contest was 
run with much spirit. All along the course wheel- 
men and other spectators cheered their favorites 
as they passed, and considerable excitement 
was manifested when it was known that the 
record of the course, ih. 15m., held by Wilhelm, 
was broken. The ten prizes were captured by 
the following, who arrived in their respective 
order : Wm. Van Wagoner, ih. 7m. ; W. C. 
Seeds, ih. 10m. ; C. M. Murphy, ih. 12m. ; M. 
Poffenberger, ih. I2^m. ; W. I. Wilhelm, ih. 
i3^m. ; W. H. Wells, ih. 14m. ; W. B. Reigle, 
ih. I4^m. ; F. B. Elliot, ill! 16m. ; Edw. L. 
Fry, ih. 17m. ; C. E. Elliot, ih. 17m. 

In the morning at 9 o'clock a hill-climbing 
contest took place on the Walnut Street hill, a 
street of remarkable grade, and one which has 
puzzled the best riders for a number of years ; 
in fact, very few cyclists ever ascended its steep 
grade. In this attempt McDaniel, of Wilming- 
ton, and Wilhelm, of Reading, gained the lead, 
the former finishing in im. 42s., and the latter, 
when within three feet of the finish, was knocked 
off his wheel by a bystander who could not get 
out of the way of the Reading champion. Wil- 
helm's time of accident was int. 40s. Consid- 
erable wrangling was indulged in by the judges 
and those directly interested, and it was finally 
agreed to repeat the contest. In the second 
attempt McDaniel finished in im. 14 1-5S. , and 
Wilhelm in im. 24 1-5S. , the former thus win- 
ning the first prize, a handsome diamond ring. 
The second prize, consisting of a " Kirkpatrick" 
saddle, was awarded to Wilhelm. 



On September 18 the sixth race of the ten 
mile series under the control of the Memphis 
(Teun.) Cycle Club took place, with three start- 
ers. The roads were in bad condition and hilly, 
but, at the same time, the former record of Deu- 
pree was beaten by one minute and three sec- 
onds. The finish and actual riding time of the 
several contestants were as follows: 

m. s. 

1. Whitehead, 2m. 40s. handicap 39-22 

2. Julius W. Wood, im. 40s. handicap 38.47 

3. T. J. Deupree, Jr., scratch 39-46 

This is the actual time for the entire ten miles. 

Wood now has the record for this ten mile 
course, consequently he will have to start at 
scratch next time, and give Deupree fifty-nine 
seconds start. The medal in this series has to 
be won three times by a contestant before he 
has gotten actual possession of it. 

The winners of the different contests are as 
follows: First, G. W. Hess; second, J. T. Wil- 
lins; third, W. A. Whitmore; fourth, Julius W. 
Wood; fifth, Julius W. Wood; sixth, Mr. White- 

Wood has to win one more race before he can 
claim the medal, while all the others will have 
In capture two more races each. 

The next race of this series will no doubt be 
run on the Cuba Road, starting at the Chesa- 
peake, Ohio Si Southwestern Railroad crossing, 
out for live miles and return. The course is 
said to be much belter, and not s<> hill)-. 

Mecredy is suffering from a strained sinew, but QO 
serious consequences are anticipated. 

The races at the Burrillville, R. I., Driving 
Park on Saturday last, under the management 
of Henry T. Campbell and Edward Buffum, 
were conspicuous for some interesting events 
on a poor track. The park has been utilized 
for a long time by local wheelmen as a training 
ground, and it was this fact that suggested to 
the managers the idea of instituting a series of 
races. The half-mile track would make the 
finest training ground in the State for cyclists 
if it was within convenient distance of this city, 
or could be more easily approached. It lays 
snugly among the hillocks in the Northwestern 
corner of the State, and about three miles from 
the smoke of the nearest locomotive which 
steams into Pascoag. The enthusiast who 
would reach this oasis in the midst of rocks and 
brush must be gifted with considerable nerve 
and endurance. The roads thitherward appear 
to have been left to consume their own dust 
and fill their own ruts, and to have manifestly 
failed to do either. Hence the three wagons 
that essayed to bear the visitors from the 
Pascoag depot to the park yesterday afternoon, 
and covered the distance in one hour, established 
a record which none of the visitors have any 
particular desire to assist in breaking. A special 
train from this city ran out at 12.30, and 
gathered up about 200 passengers along the 
line. These civilians found an equal number 
of spectators from the farms, who had driven 
over in wagons and buggies. 

The officers of the day were: Starter — Walter 
Campbell. Referee — H. L. Perkins. Time- 
keepers—Messrs. A. H. Sayles, j. Dickson, H. 
C. Farnum. Judges — Dr. J. H. Knowles, 
Messrs. L. Ballou and F. Carr. Clerk of the 
Course — Thomas Lakey. 

The races began at 3 o'clock, and resulted as 
follows : 

One Mile Novice, Ordinary— Robert Winsor, 
first ; James Foster, Johnston, second. Time, 3m. 14s. 

One Mile Boys' Safety— Harry Allen, first ; John 
Chatwin, second. Time, 3m. 58s. 

One Mile Novice, Safety— John Hull, first ; Geo. 
F. Woodley, second. Time, 3m. 6s. 

The time made by Hull is exceedingly good for a 
novice. He displayed strong staying powers. 

Three Mile Eagle— Arthur Cummings, first ; 
William Rands, Providence, second ; Walter Jenckes, 
Provide*:e, third. Time, 10m. us. 

One Mile Local Championship— J. Foster, Johns- 
ton, first; C. McCormick, Georgiaville, second. 

One Mile Open— Mont. Scott, first ; W. Rands, 
second. Time, 3m. 6s. 

One-half Mile Safety— J. Hull, first ; A. Henry, 
second ; A. Cummings, third. Time, im. 27s. 

One Mile Tandem— Mont. Scott and H. Scott, 
Providence, first; G. F. Woodley and A. E. Henry, 
Providence, second. Time, 3m. uj^s. 

One-quarter Mile Dash, Championship of 
Track— R. Winsor, Auburn, first ; C Weld, Boston, 
second. Time, 42-%s. 

Just at the start one of Weld's handles snapped in 
half, but he immediately rallied, and had the race 
been longer would have overtaken his opponent. 

Five Mile Open— Mont. Scott, first, W. Rands, 
second ; A. Cummings, third. Time, 17m. 45s. 

Scott spurted on the last lap and won easily. Rands 
set the pace for the greater part of the distance, giving 
way for awhile to Cummings during the last half of 
the race. 

During the afternoon P. M. Brigham, of Attle- 
boro, Mass., gave an exhibition of trick and fancy 


The Toronto Wanderers' thirty-mile handicap 
road race on September 20 was not as success- 
ful as previous similar events, owing to the cold 
and unfavorable weather and the poor condi- 
tion of the course. Out of twenty-lour entries 
but seven started. W. A. Hunter, who had 
five minutes handicap, proved a surprise party 
by coming in six minutes ahead of the second 
man and" making the fastest time of the day, 
covering the distance in ih. 57m. Darby 
(scratch) was second, his time being a minute 
slower than Hunter's, and Wilson (scratch) was 
a good third. Nash was fourth, ami conse- 
quently wins the scries with [30 points to his 
credit, Wilson being Only ten points behind. 
Foster and Gerrie, from scratch, and Hudson, 
with live minutes, also started, but as they bad 
QOt ridden in the earlier races o( the series, 
their position would not count, so they rode 
Over the course Eor practice. 

|. k. German rude Erom Liverpool to 1 ondon on 
September 1 in twentj 1 \\ " and a nail hours, beating 
iii, ion landing record bj one and ■< hall hours, 


[Vol. VI., No. 5. 


Th« cling Club will hold a scries of 

The Yineland Wheelmen will huld anothci 

If : .HI made, horses could do 

.is much work. 

M. I. Hridgman. of the Gormully A: Jeffery Co., 
is now in San Francis 

•1 mails are unquestionably cheaper to maintain 
and use than are poor 

A mile of good macadamized road is more easily 
supported than ia rse. 

The liufl.. Clnb are making arrangements 

for a Series . •! Winter entertainments. 

'. y Buffalo rider, has severed his 
connection with the Standard Cycle I 

The Memphis Cycle Club are now well ensconced in 
their new club-rooms at No. 5 Madison Street. 

and representatives of the 
n ill be held at Columbus to-morrow. 

The South Knd Wheelmen, of Philadelphia, will 
ind literary entertainment September 

ItOB, with three or four thousand riders, only has 
in the neighborhood of four hundred League mem- 

A handsome banner Dted to the 

Ramblers Bicycle Club, of Rochester, by John S. 

former President of the Pennsyl- 
vania Bicycle Club, has been elected Vice-President 
of that club. 

The Charlestown Rovers rode to South Natick on 
Sunday last, and the coming Sunday the club will 
wheel to Salem. 

James Blair, of the Catford C C. on September 6 

lowered the South Roads twelve hour record of 147 
miles to i5 V mill 

Walter Hearnc, of thcZig-Zag Bicycle Club, Buffalo, 
has sailed for Kurope, where he will make an exten- 
sive tour on his wheel. 

The Wilmington Wheel Club will hold their B 
annual twenty-five mile road race on October .^, star- 
ing and ending on a track. 

The Missouri Louie, have in- 

augurated a ser es' nights, the first of which 

movable affair. 

The Harlem Wheelmen have changed their la 
nights from the third Thursday in each moisjh to the 
thir '>eginning with October. 


of the Watsontown, Pa., Bicycle 

e«l to Philadelphia by the way of 

iding and Pottstown. 

ipbell and Rich! I to be an almost in vin- 

I they 
Pall toornamenta is most creditable, 

Th' its membership limit 

■ ntinually on file, and any 
be Immed 

Thirty-four mi 
men rci cntly participated in a w.r run to 

Turn J., and twenty-four melon 

p oe ed 

ap of 


lub in 


• man in w who 

was a - 

• and 


The Brooklyn Ramblers' club run cud-, arc d< 
edly neat and artistically printed. The club still has 
a number of trips scheduled for this season. 

At s special meeting of the Press Bicycle Club, on 

v ol last wick, it was unanimously decided. 
after a heated debate, not to join t) Ten 

new members were elected, and sups are being taken 
toward securing a new club-house. 

The Speed-away Bicycle Club was recently organ- 
ized in Buffalo with nineteen members. The officers 
are : Captain. J, M. Man-nix ; President, J, It. Millcy : 
Vice-President, H. A. Young ; Secretary. J A. Yan- 
dewater ; Treasurer, Louis Rathmann. 

The Gotham Wheelmen enjoyed a delightful run to 
Port Schuyler and City Island on Sunday last. While- 
stopping at the Morris Park Race Track they were 
met by the Manhattan Bicycle Cluo, who were out in 
strong numbers, and both clubs presented a good 

To-day, the Brooklyn Bicycle Club will have a run 
to the Queens County Pair at Mineola, a distance of 

twenty-two miles. The Kings County Wheelmen will 
also hold a moonlight run to Coney Island. The 
Hud on County Wheelmen's destination for to-night 
is South Orange. 

A carnival parade will take place at. Pawtucket. R. 
I.. October •„ in which all wheelmen are invited to 
participate, and the bicycle division will head the 
line. Each rider is to appear in some fantastic or 
grotesque costume, and is to illuminate his mount as 
dk tales. 

The Referee Wheelmen, of Philadelphia. 
leased a house at the corner of Seventeenth and Dia- 
mond Streets. When the contemplated alterations 
arc completed, the club will have exceptionally com- 
fortable and commodious quarters. The club ran to 
Trenton on Sunday last. 

A reception was tendered to |. R. HazHton at the 
Century Wheelmen's club-house on Tuesday even- 
ing of this week, which was attended by aboil 
members and lady friends, and a few invited guests, 
The house was handsomely decorated, and an orches- 
tra furnished music throughout the evening. 

The Roamers Wheel Club is a new cycling organi- 
zation recently started in Buffalo. The officers are : 
President. Albert llauck ; Yice-1'resident, David 
Phillips; Secretary and Treasurer, William J. Wepp- 
Der; Captain, William Ottenot; First Lieutenant, C. 
tl. K. Frank; Second Lieutenant, W. S. I.ongnecker. 

The Newburg Bicycle Club reorganized on Tues- 
day of this week, with the following officers: Presi- 
dent. Walter Cornell : Vice-President, John T. Teck- 

lin ; Secretary and Treasurer, William M. Parker; 

Captain. Fred. Munger ;. Lieutenant, William Carter. 
The Hub has rented the room on Third Street for- 
merly occupied by the Y. M. C. A. Lyceum. 

Lieutenant Kane and Coli Shannon, of the 

Pros; men, completed a century run on Sun- 

day last, within the limits of Brooklyn and on the 
Island circuit. This is the color bearer's second loo 
mile trip in three weeks, he having ridden from Wash- 
ington Hollow. Dutchess County, to Brooklyn, 

of 101 miles, on September . in company with 
li. L. Tyrrcl, of the same club. 

POT the benefit of those who wish to attend the A. 
A I s Championship games at Washington, I) C . 

bet 11, a special excursion party will be organ- 

i'V Charles Newbourg. ol Iway, New 

York. leaving this city on the evening ol ' 
The itinerary laid out will permit all those who par- 

Ite in the trip to view all the sights of Washing- 
ton, and insures a pleasant time. The total cost will 
be $17. 

at meeting of the Pathflndi Club, 

. the club 

ior the ensuing 

nt, Miss Minnie V. 

Mis I |i Mur- 

iten nt. v 1 ond 


J. R through the Philadelphia 

Dies the statement announced in vai that 

mnected with the New York Athletic 

club, end ' rganisation, 

. did me the honor to inform mi 
my D : "ii by the 

;> Committee, but tins action was taki n 
entirely without my knou 1 prompt 

1 lined tin honor, " 

Will • Club, w.i 

inlucky while on lub run to Ball- 

win II and 

11 the 

The Mcdford Cycling Club and the Charlestown 
Rovers intend to turn tiieir club-houses into dancing 
schools this winter, and a "profeSBOrof the ail" will 
enlighten the wheelmen upon the subject and its most 
approved movements. 


The name of any individual, who by some exploit 
or show ot valor, is subject t.. many Strange uses and 
peculiar vagaries, but it remained with a Peoria mer- 
chant to strike a new chord and name an ovel 
after that peerless rider. Willie Windle. The garment 
iD question is advertised as tlie "Windle box 
coat." Like its namesake, "is well put together, 
guaranteed "not to break," is stylish and "well pro- 
portioned," and will undoubtedly make thi 
time" from the store " on record." 

Wheelmen from I'awtuxet, K. I., and the surround- 
ing towns, held a meeting last week, and organized 
the Pawtufet Valley Wheelmen, with the following 
officers: President, passed; Vice-President, CI. 
Waterhoust iry, !•'. P. Potter; Treasurer. 

Walter A. P.owcil : Captain, Fred. C. Nicholas ; First 
Lieutenant. Fred. Kenyan ; Second Lieutenant, Fred. 
Benoit ; Bugler, Joseph Street. The outlook is prom- 
ising tor a large "and successful Hub, and 
where, its members become persistent agitatOI 

roads, it will find a long-neglected field of use- 
fulness in this respect in that locality. 

rding to Wheelings on September 17: "To-day 

Mr. Thomas (.. Allen and Mr. \\ illiam L. Sachtleben, 

Louis, U. s. A., members of the University 1 
of Washington, start from Ixmdon on a tour around 
the world, comprising a ride from Dieppe through 

France. Spain. Portugal. Italy, Switzerland, Germany, 
Austria and Turkey to Constantinople, whence they 

will proceed through Persia and 1 . bins 

America via San Francisco. They start with S] 
introductions to the Shah and a vised passport for 
China from the Chinese ambassador. Messrs. Allen 
and Sachtleben are two lithe, handsome young Amer- 
icans, as communicative and lively in conversatii 
Thomas Stevens was the reverse, and they 
already ridden since July, when they landed at Liver- 
pool, through Scotland. Ireland and'Kngland. 

While there are no indications whatever of the ordi- 
nary being dropped from race meets in this country, 
across the pond the high wheel is being looked upon 
with mars r by the racing element, and 

according to the Irish Cyclist it is doomed . 
machine. In Inland, says that journal, it has aln 
gone, and is as rare as the Dodo, except at country 
meetings, and in England the number ol ordinary 
riders has dwindled sadly, and will dwindle fui 
for numbers of ordinary riders are taking to the 
ty. and new men are not appearing, liranl 
ordinary race, from a spectacular point of vll 
better tfian a safety race, still sports promoters won't 
cater for ordinary riders when only a mere handful 
compete, and although we do not mean to sav that 
ordinary racing will entirely die out, st 
tirmly convinced that, practically speaking. 

doomed. We should not 

Osmond and Synyer 1 

men are sure in the end to ride t 

Ever since 1874, savs ,m English exchange, that cy- 
cling sea serpent or big gooseberry "lb 
been trotted out at intervals almost as rcgul 

those when the animal and the fruit we I 
appear in the general press as dish 
tve met nun who su 
ture caused by rowing, lumping and liftini 
but we never yet met one who I 

are written to for information as t" whet 

s hernia, and they invariab 
that there is nothing in t 

't. The new position adopted hy sonic 1 
however, of sitting J 1,1 ii 
wheel, a long way behind theil 
forward with either a straight V 

-. whilst undoul • 

all others to tempt hernia to step in and 111.. 
ceding rii ;s to the abdominal * 

I lifting. 

Bonner, President oi the Gentlemen's 

ing Club, and son of Robert Bonner, ; 

■.: I lartfor 
petition with the hors. . Hal and h 

iie piieumatl 
• ■ under t 

a ..III. 4 


windle's half mill 

: the mih 
he thin 

Mr I'." 






Lhe Victor Wrench. 

<l\ ci 111, 1 n Wheel Co., Haters, Chicopcc Falls. Mass. 

A prnnlnr triumph ' 

STMllM.I It III 01 llir .lioner.t i.l II. .lo- 
RlCktl pi il. •! I''l. t Ji '~ 

September 26, 1890. 


STANTON M. SMITH, Plainfield, N. J. 

I have examined the " BRONCHO " carefully, 
and think it is a fine wheel. Yours is certainly the most 
practical safety on the market, and is as much superior 
to the chain safety as the " Eagle " is to the ordinary. 
As for the behavior of the " BRONCHO," it is FINE ; 
everybody admits that the steering is better than on the 
common safety. 

HARRY STRAWBRIDGE, Chambersburg, Pa. 

"BRONCHO" has made many friends in this 
community since its arrival, and is becoming quite 
popular. Many of our machinists are giving the 
" BRONCHO " a great send-off, and I predict that ere 
long, I will have a rush for sales. It is hard to intro- 
duce a new wheel in our already overflooded market, 
but " BRONCHO " is making quite good progress. 
Several riders have already expressed their desire to 
own und ride "BRONCHO," if they can get rid of their 
machines. I am sure " BRONCHO " will lead in our 
community before so very long. 

Dr. W. H. WAGNER, 11 No. Newberry St., York, Pa. 

" BRONCHO " is the first wheel I tackled. I 
must say I was thoroughly disgusted with all makes of 
cycles, but to-day, after having tried over a dozen 
different kinds of wheels, safety and ordinary, I must 
confess "BRONCHO " shall not go in exchange for any 
other wheel. 

Dr. A. J. ABBE, Fall River, Mass. 

I like the wheel better than any chain safety. 
The matter of hills is of great importance in this city, 
where it is well nigh impossible to find a level half-mile. 
I use the wheel in all weathers and seasons, in my pro- 
fessional work, and am bound to get the best, if I can 
find it. 

W. B. GARDINER, Danielsonville, Conn. 

"BRONCHO" came Thursday at 6.30 p. m. 
Was riding at 8 o'clock. I haven't tried to go in 2.20 
yet, but have used up some of the riders— some pretty 
lively ones, too. 

WM. C. HEYENER, Sacramento, Cal. 

"BRONCHO" arrived to-day. I feel sure that 
it will be difficult to sell a chain safety of any make 
when the riders see what the "BRONCHO " is. I have 
now ridden enough to satisfy me that it is all that you 
claim for it, and I feel that I did wisely when I took the 

H. W. HILL, Jamesburg, N. Y. 

It is astonishing to see the number of times I am 
stopped in a day, and the number of questions asked. 
Am at Asbury Park a great part of the time. 
" BRONCHO " is catching on well here and is well 

WM. P. MORGAN, Brockport, N. Y. 

"BRONCHO" wears well. The longer one 
rides, the better he likes the wheel. I am entirely satis- 
fied, and were I to buy another, would take a 

B. P. TAYLOR, Marion P. 0., Oregon. 

Received "BRONCHO" O. K. on the 12th, and 
very much obliged to you for sending it by express, 
though I thought it was never coming, being ten days 
behind your letter. I thought, at first, that I should not 
like the " BRONCHO," but have now changed my mind ; 
the more I ride it, the better I like it. I am getting a 
little used to it now, and I tell you, there ain't any of 
them that can throw dust in my face. I think the gear- 
ing of " BRONCHO " is the finest thing I ever saw— so 
clean and noiseless, and no grease co wipe your pants 
on, like the chain wheels I think your wheel well made, 
strong, light, durable, and finished up in first-class shape. 
Am well pleased with the " BRONCHO." Will write 
you more later. 

F. A. YOUNG, Braceville, 111. 

"BRONCHO" received. I have tried it, and 
will say that several others— riders— have tried it. All 
speak in high praise of the "chainless safety." 

p or Ca talogue ar>d /^erjts' 5<^r/T\s, apply to 


We«tboro\ Mass,, U. S. A. 




We pedaled by the Dodder, she and 1. 

Our happy hearts attuned to nature - vo 
No cloudlet flecked the bright Septent 

The soaring s< 
our sparkling eves thro' realms of azure ; 
Hut never booked to see W steeled. 

h horizontal ray 

Then bhe: 

l) bathe the 


The nodding '' ' ed l Ht:,N ' 

What tnoi l cannot tell, 

h',,r, In! her conversation ended in a yell . 

Adown the bank, with swift ta« 

Her trike now quite ungmduble I spied, 
Rushing through rul e V a - v ! n 8 weea 

•he sleek bosom of the limpid tide. 
Another veil now made the welkin ring, 
Then down the bank 1 tore like anything. 

Did 1 hesitate a moment ' did 1 shrink.' 

Did 1 pause a little while to count the cost • 
Nav eertes. .,ne should never stop to think 
' When maiden Mr is crying. " I am lost. 
Cpon my bike I plunged int.. the 
And cruel wave, like Curtius of old. 

1 Did ouintus Curtius ride upon a bike? 

u my metaphor's .. little bent ; 

We'll call it poet I license if you like, 

or "bull" of wild Hibernian descent- 
Hut while I thus apologise in rhyme, 
The lady's sinking in the river dime), 

I have, indeed, but little more to say : 

1 pulled her out and placed her on the bank , 

1 did not shrink myself from death that day, 
But all my woolen underclothing shrank , 

And that, to such an impecunious chap, 

May be regarded as s great mishap. 

The moral -if my readers care for one- 
Is I)..n't go cycling by the Dodder B 

Unless vour backs are to the setting sun. 
Ami that you're cautious where your cycles glide. 

And if to rescue maidens you should try, 
B« sure to ke.p your woolen garments d Irv. 


Within another fortnight, the social round will have 

been placed in the ladder of club life, and the cycling 

IB take the hint and have stereotyped 

a good supply of such rar. ngB as, " tripped 

the light fantastic until the wee ima' hours;' 

in the merry manes of the dance ;" " maidens fair and 
youth* gallant," and so on and so forth, aJlib., SIC Km- as Ctei< erned, the programme ot 

Winter amusement is already being made up. T 
Klew.HHl Clnh leads oiT. on 0( tober .. With a .lance, 
and on the » tlu ' ir dancin. 

•on, and will continue until Chr 
night and dance on every other Tnur* 
The Vik -.lively new 

and athletic 

entertainment ■ 

last June, this is the Brat intJ kings 

have had t» the publi 

almost wli 



.ins. by the way, will Dot I '""'- 


n motmn 
• m I 

Avm alread 


will ' I 

Baton polll 


The wheeling season at Buffalo, which is rapidly 
drawing to B close, has been productive of nothing 
that can with justice be called Startling, lndc- 
local performances have been of a most common-place 
character, and even the long mileages we were justi- 
fied in boasting of last and previous years are not in 

existence . I his is due to the fact that no a 

few of the older and more energetic wheelmen appeal 
to have lost much of the interest in cycling events 
which they have heretofore displayed 1 he hoi. 
long distance and mileage records last year were 
claimed by ex-Capt K. Dfetser, oi the Ramblers and 

1) H Lewis. Neither of the gentlemen named have 

this year done anything ..f note. Probably this is due 

to the fact that both have had long spells ol sickness 
Perhaps the most startling event of note in the w 
hard riding is the claim oi Secretary Harry D. Gates, 
of the Zig-Zags, to have ridden in an ordinary business 
way 1,700 miles during eighteen days ending Scptcm- 

It is with pleasure 1 note that the Zig-Zags appear to 
be coming around to their old form. Late in last sea- 
son and early in this there was considerable dissen- 
sion in their ranks, consequent upon a division of the 
bova into two parties- "the low bridge gang ami 
who claimed to be " the head 01 the cub. 1- ur- 
ther, the club was in bad repute with the local press, 
the reason being that their secretary had made an at- 
tempt to "run " a local sporting editor who had made 
certain statements in print which, while being true 
were distasteful to -his dukelets." lhere >s an end 
to all this now. The club is on the boom, and what- 
ever hatchets were nourished have been buried and 
the pipe of peace introduced. One or two members ol 
the club have real merit as riders. Weig, Holden 
and L'HommledieU are fast and long-distance men. 
The membership roll has now reached the hall ccn- 
turv. and there are several applications to be acted on 
at the next meeting. 1 understand that the club con- 
templates holding a series of receptions during the 
Winter. If thev will only do as well this year as last 
in this respect; thev will do much towards rushing 
their club right into the front ranks. 

The I'ress Cycling Club had a merry light the other 
night Some of the members wanted the club to join 
the League. The newspapermen that is, the active 
members of the club kicked at the proposition on the 
grounds that thev obje< ted to compromise their pens 
By joining any SUCH organization. There wasa rumor 
abroad that the club would in all likelihood associate 
with the A. A. I'., but the suggestion was promptly 
sat on. Attorney W. S. Jenkins made a speech to the 
club which took seventy minutes to deliver, but Mr. 
Jenkins - oration was thrown to the deserl an: the Bo- 
hemians would have none ol the League. PenUn 
of the AVlW, was hot and heavy against the proposi- 
tion, and sue eeded In carrying his point A reorgan- 
ization scheme Is afoot Up to the present time news- 
paper men only are active members o theclub. I hen. 
ik an idea now of making all members active, and 
allow the officers of the organization to be largely 

composed oi members of the press thus giving tie 

.., m .'„ the fourth estate the controlling 

power Messrs. W. W. Wilson, Y\ B. W adl 
Griffiths have the work of preparing the n 
union in hand. The membership is forty, ol which 
twenty-six are "ink-slingers." It is quite possible 
that an athletic section will be added to the club, 
in which even the question of joining the A. z\. c . Will 


l have so far failed to get a glimpse ol the Tourna- 
ment Committee's balance sheet, but understand, on 
good authority, that the loss is well under > .... II 

this is so great credit is due to the management 

possible excuse can be urged for their action 1.1 mak- 
|„, the dates . lash with the Buffalo Athletic 1 lib 

held day ; but that qui st>.„i aside, the committeedid 

nobly. Still, the affair was a financial failure. Why 

,,,,! i„. ..,, . understand. v, • • laim .. 

ling population of 7,000, boast ol our clubs, 

five miles oi asphalt pavement, andathousand 

things that tend to make cyi llnj ■ and 

dl, the only tournament w< 

.uses us to put our hands deep in our 

pockets t.. mak< eficiencv .Look the matter 

.,,,,1 we should be bound I" admit 

that ' balf as energt I think. We 

have no rat Ins men, notrai k, little support from the 

publi.. and our cycling is very much ol a SOI ial rather 

b v , lu . .... ,. with regret that 

,,,,,„ il men, y ho mad.- their debui 

riders, ha • let Idcd to leu 

athletics undei the bat 
Wondei whether or not thi 

■:.. ,,, t,, the fact that racing victol 
■ . 

• Into our Dl 

I not incline. I to think that the Rambli 


. stioti some titni 



[Vol. VI., No. 5. 

tend from the Buffalo*, Columbia*, Wanderers, Zlg- 

Meii and Roamers. Just take this hint, my 
hustling friends. A . i\ will go in for cycling nest year. 
The club is far and away the most energetic A. t ■ m 
this city, and as a rule curries off premier honors at 
athletic events. 1 should like to see the Buffalo A. ' 
get hold of a racer or two or rather bring out some 
of their own men. 

This has been the least diet. :i that the 

College Street bovs have had fi 

absolutely done nothing. Thev certainly promoted a 
track committee, but that distinctly failed in its pur- 
\\Y have no track and no signs ot one. and its 
a shame, mv friends a burning shame, that big Hut- 
lalo, with its dozen clubs and thousands ol wheelmen, 
stretch of ground somewhere on which to 
practice and train, at least. There is surely money 
lure, but somehow or other enterprise is lacking. 
Why don't the local officials of the League step in atul 

The local agents speak verv well of the condition of 
trade, and sav that more wheels have been sold in 
Buffalo this year than ever before. Tandems have 
been in special demand. Whether the Ladies' I vcling 
Club have anything to do with this or not 1 do not 
know, but it is certain that where a few years ago you 
ne tandem per week you can now see a couple 
D any evening. 
There is a rumor abroad that a big cycling manu- 
facturing concern will locate here next Spring with a 
capita - Well, Buffalo is a good center tor 

some enterprising firm. , „ 

In mv next letter I hope to be able to give a lull 
the local mileages and records. M \ME1_ 


1 suppose bv the time these lines are perused by the 
Denver readers of Till WHEEL, the track now being 
built at Sportsmen's Park will be crowded daily bv 
lovers ol the sport training for the coming tourna- 
ment. A quarter mile track has been contracted 
and work commenced on Monday, September 15. 
be run as soon as convenient some time 
of October, presumably. 
..and to do more tor Deliver wheel- 
men than anything that has happened in a long time. 
We have always felt a little conceited, and now that a 
presented itself our claims will be either 
lost or sustained. Most of the old cracks hue 

I a desire to compete, and it remains to be seen 
whether tht ■'■> < lu ' ,uw b , lood that 

has in the last year or two sprung into local promin- 

tannan, an old racing manfhas 
pneumatic-tyred wheel, and says "he s in to: it tt, 
Vaux Croll is another aspirant for silver 
rumor whispers that he is on the verge ol ordei 
r .,.... r Vai 1 man, either awheel or ««■ 

sprint," and will not " lt '" llK ' 

r: V,erwing is. ot course, conceded first place wherever 
he enters, with probable either Banks or Sutton a good 
second. In the short 1,. inv •■ us 

WOUld-be prophets are likely to get fooled, lor there 
are a great many men in both the Socials and Ram- 
blers who . ' • aa ? 
who have been chary of trying their ability OT club 


Biegcl, ot the Ran ng in the 

and also intimates that he don't inten 
the dust from any mo: eels than .he can help 

Bob is com] ''• and although mult 

more for the road will be heard ot among t 

,ur trick rl - '"V,\" (1 , 

Kennedy will b. ' • ; ■''though 

both arc hard w. 
will very likely And time to get ini 

:i the 
and should sho 

while am. ■ • r lights who will to al^ Iproba- 

bilitv hud their legs to help along I Lou 

Block. Herb Shaw. Jim Coiner. •'■"' 


^pulsion axe of the I 
. lie then, the advantang. 

I ,1 islo 

. ,d that the initl 
nion may be .. 

• ;he groin 

n ap- 
tound til 
ugh that I 


r,Htnl Pi PALER. 

ir lends W s H 


September 26, 1890. J 



It is doubtful if even the most enthusiastic promoter 
of the lantern parade dreamt that that affair would 
be anything like the success it proved to be. Every- 
thing seemed to be favorable for the occasion. After 
a week's incessant rain the evening was all that could 
be desired, the clubs turned out large delegations 
without exception, and the police kept the crowds of 
spectators in as good order as could be expected for a 
parade that had no political influence. The number 
of wheels in line was something like 800, and the 
designs and patterns of the decorations innumerable. 
The streets were so blockaded with spectators that 
for some time after the hour set for starting it looked 
as though it would be impossible to break a passage 
through the crowd, but finally an opening was made, 
and the long line moved slowly up North Broad and 
out Diamond Street — a really beautiful sight, and as 
the more intricate or novelly decorated wheels came 
in view they were loudly applauded by the thousands 
who thronged the streets. The route and details are 
already history, and to attempt to describe the dis- 
play, or give even a small discription of it, would re- 
quire too much time and space. Of the single wheels, 
Capt. R. A. French, of the Mount Vernon Wheelmen, 
carried off the honors. Messrs. Whitmore and Roe, 
of the Columbia Cyclers, dressed in sailor's costume, 
and riding a tandem tricycle decorated as a yacht in 
full sail, made admittedly the most pleasing appear- 
ance in the line, while the " Quaker City " triplet, with 
hundreds of lanterns and ridden by three Quakers in 
Chinese costume, received an ovation all along the 
line. The Twin safety ridden by the Misses Arbuckle 
and Semi was also well received. The Quakers as a 
club made the handsomest appearance of any, having 
gone to considerable expense and trouble in making 
preparation for the fete, and were awarded first prize 
by the Strong & Green Cycle Co., who offered a hand- 
some clock to the club making the best appearance. 

There is some talk of giving another on a still more 
elaborate scale, but owing to the advent of cooler and 
breezier weather, it is hardly probable that it will be 
attempted again this season. 

Another great success of last week was the race 
meet of the South 2nd Wheelmen. The members of 
the down-town club always take a deep interest in the 
annual club championship race, and being refused the 
use of the Philadelphia Driving Park, where last year 
they held their races, decided to come up town and 
use the Brotherhood Track, although somewhat doubt- 
ful as to the financial result, but still determined to 
have a good day's sport. With careful management, 
however, the club now finds that instead of loosing 
money they are " ahead of the game." 

The affair was entirely a local one. Of the 57 entries 
but two were non-residents, even B. Frank McDaniels 
being absent. Mr. McDaniels' attendance at a race 
meet is generally regarded as positively indispensable. 
The races were well contested, although the track 
was in poor shape, and everything was done in a first- 
class manner. The grand stand was filled with the 
handsomest party of ladies that ever graced a meet in 
this city, and the general comment was to the effect 
that the South End boys were in luck, as far as lady 
friends were concerned. 
Following is the summary of events. 
One Mile Safety, Novice, Club— Frank Koenig, 
first ; W. M. Strier, second. Time, 3m. 3o^s. 

One Mile Safety, Novice, Open— First Heat- 
Louis Geyler, first; jarnes P. Nichol, second. Sec- 
ond Heat — D. R. Perkenpine, first ; F. Koenig, second. 
Final Heat — Geyler, first ; Perkenpine, second. 
Time, 3m. 49 1-5S. 

. One Mile (Championship Frankford Bicycle Club) — 
A. B. Tomlinson, first ; L. D. Castor, second. Time, 
3m. 46s. 

One Mile Ordinary— J. R. Hazleton, first; V.J. 
Kelley, second. Time, 3m. 2i^s. 

Five Mile Safety (Annual Championship South 
End Wheelmen)— W. J. Greer, first ; R.. P. McCurdy, 
second. Time, 18m. 47%s. 

Two Mile Tandem— J. R. Hazleton and F. W. 
Garrigues, first ; J. H. Draper and V. J. Kelley, 
second. Time, 7m. 4S. 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap, Club— J. J. Brad- 
ley, first ; Charles W. Kolb, second. Time, 3m. 43^ s - 

One Mile Safety Handicap, Open— J. H. Draper, 
first; R. P. McCurdy, second; F. B. Marriott, third. 
Time, 3m. 3j^s. 

One Mile Ordinary Handicap— James Oellers, 
first ; S. H. Crawford, second. Time, 3m. 5 4-5S. 

Two Mile Ordinary (Championship Mount Vernon 
Wheelmen)— J. Hood, first ; F. S. Hoover, second. 
Time, 8m. is'As. 

One Mile Safety Handicap, Club— F. B. Mar- 
riott, first ; O. H. McCurdy, second. Time, 3m. 22^s. 
One Mile Ordinary, 3.13 Class— V. J. Kelly, first ; 
James Oellers, second. Time, 3m. 50 1-5S. 

One Mile Safety, 3.20 Class— O. H. McCurdy, 
first; J. C. Donnelly, second. Time, 3m. 3o^s. 

One-half Mile Safety— J. R. Hazleton, first; 
F. H. Garrigues, second. Time, im. ssj^s. 

The officers of the meeting were : Referee, A. F. 
Bracher, President Pennsylvania Bicycle Club. 
Judges, Samuel A. Boyle, Chief Consul Pennsylvania 
Division, L. A. W.; Thomas Hare, President Century 
Wheelmen ; O. S. Bunnell, President Park Avenue 
Wheelmen. Timers, W. M. Perrett, South End Wheel- 
men and A. C. S. N.;'P. S. Collins, Century Wheelmen ; 
1. Van Deusen, Tioga Cycling Club. Scorers, Harvey 
E. Mole, Columbia Cyclers ; F. Garrigues, Lieutenant 
Oxford Wheelmen ; R. A. French, Captain Mount 
Vernon Wheelmen. Starter, Frank Nclms, Captain 
Pennsylvania Bicycle Club. Clerk of the Course, J. 
R. Lincoln Edwards, South End Wheelmen. Assist- 
ants, James Edwards, South End Wheelmen; 11. M. 
Green. South End Wheelmen. Announcer, H. W. 
Schliehter, A. C. S. N. 

the century wheelmen. 
Jack Hazleton, of the Century Wheelmen, has many 

friends outside the club as well as in, and his club- 
mates, as a recognition of his successful season, ten- 
dered him a reception on Tuesday evening. The affair 
was entirely informal, and a very pleasant evening 
was spent by all present — a rather unnecessary state- 
ment, by-the-way ; no one ever leaves a Century 
entertainment of any kind without passing a pleasant 

The prizes won at the local meets and on the New 
York circuit were displayed on the second floor, 
while dancing was carried on in the parlor, and re- 
freshments served in the dining hall. Amongst the 
ladies present were Miss English, Miss Elma Techling- 
berg, Miss S. Stilwell, Miss McCue, Miss S. May 
Peddrick, Miss Dora Taltavall, Miss Lizzie Bennett, 
Miss Lois W Lyons, Mrs. Samuel Jackson, Miss Sut- 
cliffe, Miss Mole, Mrs. Carey, Mrs. C. W. Dalsen, Miss 
Fruh, Miss Bahl, Miss Wood, Mrs. Sulzner, Miss 
Snyder, and Miss Stewart. Visitors from other clubs 
included D. R. Perkinpine and J. C. Donnelly, of the 
Oxford Wheelmen ; F. H. Sheneman and Messrs. 
Fontaine, Mole, Fitzgerald, and Bilyeu, of the Col- 
umbia Cyclers ; C. A. Dimon, Gordon, Chambers, and 
Samuel Jackson, Jr., of the South End ; R. A. French 
and W. A. Smith, of the Mount Vernon ; A. L. Brocker, 
of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club ; O. S. Bonnell, C. 
O. Lancaster, and V. J. Kelley, of the Park Avenue, 
and W. D. Spain, of the Tioga Cycle Club. Nearly 
200 members of the club were present. 

It has been decided to hold a race meet at the Tioga 
Athletic Club grounds Saturday, October 11. The 
programme is now being arranged. It will consist 
largely of class races. 

The Park Avenue and Quaker City Clubs will in all 
probability hold a meet on October 18, at the League 
ball park track, and are talking of having a twenty- 
five mile road race, starting from Doylestown and 
ending the last three miles on the track. 

Messrs. Dampman, Van Wagoner, Draper, and 
McDaniels are talking of getting up a 100 mile race 
over the Sporting Life seven mile course, no prizes to 
be given out unless the existing record made by 
Dampman three years ago be broken. 

If a stranger should happen to drop into the Century 
club-house and see some fifteen or twenty members 
exerting themselves to get nearer to an individual 
holding in his hand something that looked like a tablet 
memorandum pad, he might possibly form the opinion 
that it was the Kreutzer Sonata which was causing the 
excitement. But no ; investigation would prove that 
each man was waiting to read the Century Bazoo, and 
hoped to be fortunate enough to secure the prize after 
the present reader had finished. The biographical 
sketches, the artistic drawings, and the satires on 
"Papa and the Little One," "Me and Jack," and the 
Philadelphia Road Club have made the reputation of 
the journal, which, however, is published only for 
club members, and the edition limited to one copy. 
It is scarcely probable that I would have seen it had I 
not been an "official correspondent." 

Paul Berwyn. 



Why is it that there exists in the breasts of most 
correspondents an uncontrollable desire to seize with 
avidity upon the inaccuracies of their fellow-scribes, 
and then proceed to tear them limb from limb, scat- 
tering the shreds to the four winds, to be again seized 
upon by the smaller, fry whose maw is just suited to 
the occasion, only to be expelled again, and drift down 
the passage-way of time into oblivion? This is surely 
a reprehensible practice. It is well to correct a wrong 
impression or misstatement whenever such a thing 
occurs, but is it necessary to bitterly berate the author, 
whose statement may have been made in good faith, 
and thus turn to personal use a column which is yours 
to foster good-fellowship? There are plenty of good 
things in cycledom to write about, and bad as well • 
why should we shake up the box so that the bad will 
come to the top? The man who sells strawberries 
never does that. 

Mark Twain states that when he first witnessed a 
dance peculiar to Paris, he covered his face with his 
hands, but looked through his fingers, evidently think- 
ing that if he took it in homoeopathic doses it would 
not be nearly so wicked. I do not ask you to shut 
your eyes to the glaring sun, but look at it through 
your fingers. Of what use is it for us to write, if we 
cannot assume a friendly vein? More than that, of 
what use to write if we are to be pounced upon by the 
man that knows it all, and become the butt of a ven- 
omous tongue ? The game is not worth the candle, 
and the men who arbitrate unto themselves the rule 
of censorship, who are they? Search them out and 
we will find that they are constellations entirely of 
home manufacture, placed upon a pinnacle solid to 
their imaginative senses, but a breath, nevertheless, 
would cause it to topple ; so bright, indeed, that this 
same smaller fry stand aghast and look longing- 
through smoke-colored glasses at this monument to 
corrective truth. When I notice any error of my fel- 
lows, if I cannot tell them of it pleasantly I leave the 
subject severely alone, conscious of my own short- 
comings ; and, with a waning faith in my infallibility, 
I am satisfied to believe that everybody has an equal 
share in the tree of knowledge, and that no trust has 
as yet been formed in that direction. Simplicity 
stalks rampant on the face of fools, and lurks in the 
smiles of our really great men ; the distinction lies in 
the way of showing it — the difference between the 
natural and the assumed. 

Captain Fuller took a party over the Caldwell and 
Montclair riding district on Sunday. This is one of 
our favorite runs, and when we have such a rare day 
as last Sunday, it is the most pleasant ride imagin- 
able. To bo sure, the hills are provoking in one respect: 
a number of them you coast with a rush when out- 
ward bound, but they become tremendous obstacles 
on the return trip. 

The course has been found in SUCh poor shape at 
Milbum that it has been necessary to change the orig- 
inal plan and hold our ten mile club rare bet ween 
Westlield and 1'lainticM on Saturday. Shooter and 

Coningsbv will probably fight Eoi first place 

a roi 


The bicycle races at the Western New York Fair, 
Rochester, Wednesday afternoon of this week, were 
all tame contests throughout, a fact unquestionably 
due to the absence of some of the crack riders. Most 
of the crowd that witnessed the events occupied nearly 
all the space on the track at the wire, and at the finish 
of the one mile ordinary, Monroe County champion- 
ship, one of the unruly spectators darted across the 
track just as Frank Rammer crossed the line. A col- 
lision was the result and Kammer was violently pre- 
cipitated to the ground, sustaining painful injuries. 

The officers of the day were : Referee, Thomas 
W. Shannon. Judges, F. L. Hughes, M. F. Shafer. 
Timers, F. W. Maxson, A. F. Nisbet, G. S. Montgom- 
ery. Scorers, M B. Fox, R. Punnett, C. A. Rockwell. 
Clerk of the course, Robert Thomson. Starter, W. E. 

The track was in extremely bad condition, as the 
time will indicate, and the wind was almost blowing a 
gale. The defeat of Iven in the county championship 
was a great surprise to his friends. Both Kammer 
and E. Servis beat him in, in the time of 3m. 45s. 

The result of the different races follows : 

One Mile Ordinary (Champion Monroe County)— 
First, pearl opera glass; second, gold headed umbrella. 
F. F. Kammer, first ; E. S. Servis, second. Time, 3m. 

One Mile Ordinary, 3.20 Class— First, piano lamp; 
second, shaving set ; third, laundry box. Fred Servis, 
first ; Wm. M. Conolly, second ; ;B. Trenaman, third. 
Time, 3m. 31s. 

One Mile Safety (Championship Monroe County) 
— First, silver ice pitcher ; second, smoking set. John 
Graham, first ; E. S. Servis, second. Time, 3m. 28s. 

One Mile Ordinary, 3M. Class— First, marble 
clock ; second, alligator satchel ; third, bicycle shoes. 
F. F. Kammer, first ; E. S. Servis, second ; C. A. Brady, 
third. Time, 4m. 18s. The finish of this race was 
close and exciting. 

One Mile Safety (Boys under 15 years)— First, 
boy's dressing case ; second, silxer match box. Ralph 
Hubbard, first ; B. Speiler, second. Time, 4m. 3^s. 

Charley Hughes won the half mile safety boys' race 
in the time of im. 54s. 

Three Mile Ordinary (Team Race, three mem- 
bers of each club to count by points) — Prize, three L. 
A. W. badges to winning team. Two clubs had repre- 
sentatives in the field— viz., West End and Flower 
City Wheelmen. The latter team was composed of 
John Graham, B. Trenaman and Emmett Schenck. 
The West Ends had C. J. Conolly, W. M. Connelly and 
Nat Roe compete for them. It was a pretty race, the 
West Enders proving themselves victors. 

The Excelsior Club has been organized to advance 
the interest of bicycle racing. 

A number of riders competed at Brockport, Satur- 
day in the races held in connection^with the fair there. 


Syracuse sends congratulations to the Albany Club 
on the election of its new President. If friend Gallien 
only makes as good an officer as he is a "painter," the 
club is sure to prosper. 

On Friday night last the club had a run to Centre- 
ville, where a most enjoyable evening was spent. 
While a wrestling match was in progress between the 
Captain and the well-known George, a native rushed 
in upon the not-too-quiet party, and when order had 
been restored announced that •' One of yous fellows 
has afallen in the cellar." A lantern was hastily 
brought into use, when, on looking through an open- 
ing in the trap door, our friend the "Singer rider" 
was seen all in a heap. As yet he has given no satis- 
factory account as to how he got there, but some sup- 
pose he got hungry, as he has a " failing " that way. 

Arrangements are now in progress for a grand bil- 
liard and pool tournament for the Winter, and as 
the prizes that will be offered will be of the best, it is 
expected that many will enter. The "sharks " will be 
looked after by a good handicapper, and all given a 
fair chance. 

Sunday morning saw a party of eight start off for a 
fifty mile ride. All report a very pleasant time, but 
they say that they could have dispensed with some of 
the mud. One "little fellow" reports the walking 
good for four miles, but the party say when that head 
broke the air was blue for a tew minutes. Ex-Captain 
Chapin does not love the Italians as much as he did. 
If any one wants to know why, just ask Winnie. 

It is altogether likely that at the next monthly meet- 
ing the committee having the revising of the constitu- 
tion in hand will recommend to the club that the initi- 
ation fee be raised, and that for the present no chair, e 
be made as regards the limiting of the membership. 
The new members and those who propose joining are 
principally business men who have homes oi their 
own, and SO do not use the house to such an extent as 
the younger members. 

Janitor Perry is the right man in the tight place, and 
now that the wheel is put up after supper, and all as- 
semble at the house, "Andy's" while eoat is seen in 
all parts supplying the members' many wants, and the 
way he can serve a stew is proof that he is not a novice 
in the business. 

w. E, Dyre, of the Capital Club, Washington, has 

patented a novel whistle for bicycles. The del ■• 
consists of an arrangement by which a lever, similar 

to the brake-lever, automatically throws a small 

wheel in contact with the steering wheel of the safet v. 
.nid the ft tet ion thus gene rated operating upon EI 
bet disk over one end of a small cylinder, at the oppo 

siie end of which a whistle Is arranged, causes » shrill 
and powerful signal a note ol warning that Is most 
startlingly effective, Phe cost oi the signal, vt 

placed upon the market, will not exceed thai 
111 St class bell. 

I Voi. VI.. V 

• .-■ 


e information that 
hampion ridei 

ault The 
- me. I did not think Dick 

any other. 
ind at the 

fellows I 
I well remember hi 

ace among the 
ia Molinem Grounds, Wolver- 
hampton. I lie year, but il 

I think abonl id at 

All the cracks 

there, Wood, Marriott, Clark, Honest Jack 

ick, and. I believe, Lees. A j 

v, quite a boy, named Barker, was the 

for the j£ioo handicap, and won his 

plendid time. Dick came to the front 

ed otf the honors of bis boot Mar- 

and the two above mentioned 

it final; 10.000 

ed v.j) on the banks around the track 

red to the echo. A g 1 start 

made, and Barker, with the inside position, 

went away like the wind. The track is a 

:' a mile. It was a procession thn 

atil the la fry yards from 

'< put his nose down to the front wheel, 

all his men, landed a winner by 

beers! Why the very earth - 

with • McGregor House 

emed to tremble on its foundation. 

. Keen was 0:1 the decline then, 

but much of his old spirit was left. He rushed 

. the winner and helped to hoist him 011 his 

frier lers. A Wolverhampton boy had 

the Lon i, 'Bully for you, 

. i race." Wood look 

in sur; 

• • » * * 

I might be sharp on the wheels, 

but he never lie easily 

earned the nickname of "Chump Hick." He 

■ttenhall. about three miles 

Wolverhampton, and in his early days 

lied milk for his father. He was ne 

it always went in for wheeling. 

won the ha- d the money. 

1 >idn't he len soven 1 lis 

fit chum, . ttoes, of the Molineur 

big share of it. and the balance 

idquarters — the Kinj 
Wolverhampton — that is. after 
cab hire en deducted. Howell 

He rides everywhere. Nothing 

and Howell's popularity 

went up after his victory like a rocket — and ft 

me down. Every bicycle manu- 

irer in <ireat Britain bid for his services, 

but he stuck to the Rttd Coventry, who 

at that time allowed him a retainer of £2 12s. 

JX.T v. ■ 

What tl '!1 is chai 

the mail will bring to us in . 
• lent it is safe to r. 
him as guilt'.- was drunk. 

■1. Dick drinks, and hard at that, but I 
not think him capable of anything in the 


• • • • • 

In imc- 

whnt fully to English riders and English tr 
The rith, ami have 

lad the building and laying out 

em. I b a give information that 

Win i 1 

s in An 
I an unemban. 
■1 on tlie quetttiun will probably bring 
thing that will show us wi 
'.hard-table t:. 

which tritain is worldwide fam< 

• • • • • 





that the 


c. .The very fact that the 

able tyre sapped twentj 

yards in a mile on the European courses, but 
- that it is Ix'tter adapted for racing 
than the solid band. This being the case, win- 
not let all racing whci Either 
this or keep all such fitted wheels in .. 
themselves, jus lone in the case of the 
ordinary and safety wheel. This will necessi- 
three tables 01 records being kept, which 
proceeding say, will □ 
satisfactory. We are after records and nar- 
rowed times. I', is not proposed to add mechan- 
ical contrivances or combination levers 
wheel to attain such, but the pneumatic tyre- 
will probably achieve such a consummation. 
Then why not continue the matter as it is now, 
and allow every rider to use the tyre that he feels 
• i? If he holds on to the solid band 
he does so with his eyes open, and knows the 
. ty he has to pay— he will lose. 1 am not 
aware yet that the pneumatic has been tried on 
the grass track. A test would be interesting. 
and we shall probably get it from Wales, where 
they have several verdant racing courses. 

# # * * * 

A fact that there is no getting away from, is 
that the athletic clubs are rapidly absorbing our 
fast riders. This, in my judgment, is due to 
two tilings. First, as a rule, the athletic clubs 
heve a larger membership, better quai 
,1 bigger banking account than the ordinary 
wheeling organizations, and expenses are thus 
: paid; and secondly, the L. A. W. has so 
woefully neglected racing that riders who would 
have been content with even a small amount of 
attention and legislation are disgusted at the 
present state of things, and have joined the 
athletic clubs by way of protest. Take the 
New York A. C. for an example. They have 
Rich from Staten Island. Campbell and Gassier 
from Niagara Falls, and a host of others who 
but a short year ago were ordinary and satisfied 
members of some bicycle club. There can be 
no question about this — the League luis been 
remiss in the past. It hi 1 more atten- 

tion to highway improvements and road 1. 
etc.. than to tournaments and short-dis- 
lacing. The result is that the fast men have 
drifted from the League, and the majority of 
them belong to-day to clubs registered under 
the A. A. U. Of course the racing rules ob- 
served by the Union are identical with those 

accepted by tlie League— indeed, the two or- 
ganizations jointly framed them — but it will be 
noticed that the athletic clubs are gradually 
ound many <>f the wh< ents, 

and scarcely an athletic meeting -day 

but at which wheeling events are included in 
the programme. It must not be understood by 
the above that I in any way deprecate the work 
the League has done in the way of mad im- 
provement ; but while it has been pegging away 
at that branch of its duty it has emphatically 
neglected other work which is announced as 

having a place <>n its p r og ramme. By n 

of their sound financial standing the athletic- 
clubs are enabled to pay a team's expenses and 
send them on the road for a six months' tour. 
ire that this forms an attraction to men of 
merit as wheelmen. So the question re- 
solves itself into this The aving 
the League; the primary cause of this is neg- 
lect of the League and liberal Ml Vied 
to them by athletic clubs. Now. what is the 

ration in the expense-paying 

111 and closer alliance between the L. A. W. 
and the A. A. I'. 

• • • • • 

In an early letter I will schedule what I 
should Ih\ and indeed in my judgment 
will Ik-, tin- plan to level things down and re- 
move the <-vil I have indicated The Union 
evidently anticipates ti on of 

the kind will Ik- arranged, and i: iph 4. 

>■ III of theii n si hemi 

mad. 1 for it. Ni 1 

\ 11. ,11 11. Mtaf. 1 - 

11 Whis- 


' in all 


To A I I Will 1 1 Ml S 

The League Committee on Improvement 
the High your assistance in an im- 

portant branch of its work. 

We are endeavoring to collect from all -, 
of tin pictures (photographic view 

BAD Roads. The Pau rains will soon reduce 

the country roads to their solvent and pasty 
condition, and the listless farmer will wade and 
Bounder, To enable him to "see himself as 
others see him.'' and to present a permanent 
and truthful picture of his dilemma to the 
people at large and to the law-making bodu 
the country, we intend (with your assistance 
prepare and publish a series of pictures, taken 
from life, and illustrative of the condit 
which we seek to reform. We want: 

1. Photographs showing the common spec- 

1 the farmers team and wagon, hub- 
and knee-deep in the muddy : 

2. Photographs showing rough, rutty, and 
muddy roads in their worst condition. 

3. " Stuck-in-the-mud " photographs sho' 

the farmer with his loaded wagon vainly trying 
to drive his patient team and load out of the 
inevitable mud-hole. 

4. Photographs showing the every-daybn 
down caused by rough or muddy road- 

5. Photographs showing smooth, hard-sur- 
faced roads, and teams hauling loads over the 

(.. And other pictures illustrating : 

of good roads and the badness 01 bad 
roads. Your own opportunities and observation 
will suggest the proper thing in this line. 

7. A statement of particulars with each pic- 
riefly the location, date. r.. 
etc., by which the picture can be identified 

If you possess a camera, or if you ha\ 
friend whom you can enlist in this work 
committee will be pleased to n 
acknowledge any a- .-.Inch you may be 

able to give us in the direction above indicated. 

From the photographs n . selection will 

be made tor publication, and the pictures will 
then be widely distributed wherever the work 
for better roads is being pushed. If yoi 
an interest in the League and in this, the 1., 

s, let us have your co-operation. 
ress all communications as follow s 
Potter, Chairman. ter Building. 

York City. 



. modern ■ 
Club, organized li v t satisfied with the hand- 

s'. me, modern headquarters, which is an adornment 

■ .f ttu- most beautiful and picturesque pal 
tin- city, flf • land imp: 

the city, was purchased 
this year, and now serves as ;i suburban n 
to the ramblers who are n. with the 1 

lariea ot I>ruiil Hill Park, riKht at tl 
their city headquai 

The I.. hi: • • appointed 

mi-Hi committee, whose duty it will be to ('.. 
amusement is kin.L 

il tournan • 

• tournami 

ind Kymnastic exercises. The club 
,-. who arc 
in the near future to Ik- able to invite il 

When the Bicycle Clul ille, 

• was proposed t<> have a club with 
i-rs as possible. This was done as an ex- 

riment, however. ,1 iU not meet 
.iii.i the] 
just accepted a new constitution which provides for 
as mai sy seem n< than 

■ r had. The club is rapidlv 
ftllina ■ ship, and the round-up this Fall will 

fin.! them with in Member*. 

A r«ni 

init in 

lint; to 





but a thin patch. 

September 26, 1890.] 



26.— Rockland Co. Wheelmen's Races at County 

* Fair, Spring Valley, N. Y. 
27.— Ten-mile handicap road race over the Railway 

Avenue course, open to Union Co., N. J., 

27.— Ten mile Road Race of the Brooklyn Bicycle 

2 7 .— Postponed Tournament at Freeport, 111. 
27.— Lynn Wheel Club Race Meet. 
27 ._Fall Meet and Races Massachusetts Division, 

at Lynn. 

29, 30, and Oct. i.— Bicycle Races at Inter-State Fair, 

Trenton, N. J. 

30, and Oct. i, 2, 3.— Races ot Dundee Park, near Pat- 



-Bicycle races at Illinois State Fair, Peoria. 

-Ten-mile Championship Race of the Century 
Wheelmen, Baltimore. 

-Boston Athletic Club's 25-mile Handicap Road 
Race. Entries close Sept. 27, with A. D. 
Peck Tr. 

-Tournament at Westchester County Fair, White 
Plains, N. Y. Entries close Sept. 29, with R. 
H. Hoey, White Plains, N. Y. 

-Road race at New Orleans. 

-Annual Race Meet, Virginia Division, at Nor- 

,— Annual Championship Meeting of the A. A. 
U., at Washington, D. C. 

-Race Meet at the Tioga A. C. grounds, Phila- 

-Races at the Frederick County, Md., Fair. 

—Tournament at Birmingham, Ala. Address 
Loui Hart, Florence House. 

—Second annual 25 mile Handicap Road Race of 
the Wilmington Wheel Club. 

—Races of the Columbia Cyclers, Brotherhood 
Park, Philadelphia. 

—Races at Vineland, N. J. 


4. — Harlem Wheelmen's Road Races. Entries 
close Oct. 25. 

4. — Kings County Wheelmen's 25 mile Road Race. 





A series of events, arranged solely for the 
purpose of record-lowering trials, have been 
arranged for the benefit of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Syracuse Cycling Club, to take 
place on the Kirkwood Park track, Monday, 
September 29. It is confidently expected that 
the aid of many of the fast riders will be 
secured, many cracks having assured the 
Committee that they would compete early 
in the week. Entries will be received by Wm. 
J. Corcoran, Empire House, Syracuse, up to 
noon September 29. The following programme 
has been arranged : 

Half Mile Safety (America vs. England)— Berlo 
and Laurie, three heats. First prize, gold watch ; sec- 
ond, Mackintosh coat. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— First prize, patent 
spring rocker ; second, club bag. 

One Mile Safety,Club— First prize, pair fur gloves; 
second, vase. 

One Mile Club, Ordinary— First prize, silk hat; 
second, book. 

Half Mile Safety, Open— First prize, antique oak 
hat-rack ; second, toilet set. 

Half Mile Ordinary, Open— First prize, silver 
stop watch ; second, ring. 

One Mile Safety, Invitation— First prize, over- 
coat, to order ; second, silk umbrella. 

Laurie will also ride against a trotting horse. 



The annual Fall meet of the Massachusetts 
Division will be held at Lynn to-morrow. The 
programme for the day is as follows: 

2 p. m. — Parade. Form at City Hall Square 
and wheel to cycling park. 

3 p. nil. — Races under the auspices of the 
Lynn Wheel Club on Y. M. C. A. Athletic 
Park track. Following is the list of events and 
prizes : 

One Mile Ordinary — First prize, silver and gold 
cup ; second prize, silver and gold cup. 

One Mile Safety— First prize, silver cigar case ; 
second prize, silver gold-lined cup. 

One-third Mile Dash, in Heats— First prize, 
French marble clock ; second prize, silver card re- 

One-third Mile Dash, in Heats— First prize, 
camera ; second prize, lantern. 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap— First prize, silver 
cake basket ; second prize, full suit jerseys. 

One Mile Safety, Handicap— First prize, silver 
ice pitcher ; second prize, silver shaving set. 

One Mile, Club Team Race— Prize, fine set of club 

7.30 p. m. — Annual meeting of the Massa- 
chusetts Division, L. A. W., at the rooms of 
the Lynn Wheel Club. 

8.30 p. m. — Smoker and entertainment at the 
club rooms. 

The twenty-five mile road race of the Boston 
Athletic Association, on October 4, bids fair to 
become an exciting and well-contested affair, 
as many of the best road riders of the country 
have entered. Among these are Fred Conings- 
by, the Brooklyn noted hill climber and road 
rider ; Murphy, the famous all-round rider ; Van 
Wagoner, Anthony, Fred Tucker, a promising 
Medford man ; George Thorne, of Chicago ; 
Zimmerman, Windle's conqueror, and other 
noted racers whose names are familiar to all 
cyclers. In order that the riders may have no 
cause for complaint with the route, Capt. Peck, 
C. C. Ryder and S. R. Eaton, of the Massachu- 
setts and Boston Athletic Bicycle Clubs, rode 
over the course recently and stenciled the dis- 
tance at every mile and a half on the outward 
trip to the turning point at the blacksmith shop 
al Wellesley, so the contestants cannot lose 
their way if they only keep their eyes open. In 
addition to this, markers will be placed at vari- 
ous points along the route, and will do all in 
their power to render assistance to the riders. 



H. G. Rouse, who successfully engineered the 
recent Peoria tournament, is manager of the 
bicycle races to take place at the Illinois State 
Fair, Peoria, Wednesday, October 1. The races 
are under League rules, and the track is to be 
put in proper shape for the rubber-tyred steeds. 
Entries close September 23 and 29 with Fred 
Patee, no S. Washington Street, Peoria. Fee 
50 cents. Events: 

One Mile Novice, Safety— $50 gold medal ; $25 
silver medal ; cyclometer ; League pin. 

One Mile Ordinary, Scratch— Rambler safety ; 
full bicycle suit ; cyclometer. 

One Mile Ordinary, Boys— Little Giant safety; 
Vineyard Bicycle ; Superb bell ; Yale lock and chain. 

One Mile Safety, Handicap— $75 gold watch; 
bronze clock ; cronograph ; cyclometer. 

A pressing invitation is extended to all amateur 
wheelmen to take part in the races, as the State Board 
are anxious to make this one of the permanent fea- 
tures in their list of special attractions, and special 
care will be taken of wheelmen who are desirous of 
taking part in any or all of the above events. The 
referee, judges, timers, etc., will be selected from 
among prominent L. A. W. men of Illinois. 

An exhibition of fancy riding by Ralph Temple, the 
famous trick and unicycle rider, will be a feature of 
the day that will doubtless be much enjoyed by visit- 
ing wheelmen and others. The list of prizes probably 
eclipse everything heretofore offered at a fair in the 
bicycle races. 


During the week of the Dutchess County Fair 
at Hudson River Driving Park, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., some interesting wheel racing occurred. 
Gold and silver medals and other articles con- 
stituted the prizes. The first two events were 
run on a heavy track. The result: 

One Mile Safety, Championship— John Van Ben- 
schoten, first; E. Van Benschoten, second ; E. Cashin, 
third ; A. De Groff, fourth. Time, 3m. 30s. 

Two Mile Team RACE— Won by the Wappingers 
Wheel Club, twenty-four points, against the Pough- 
keepsie Bicycle Club, eighteen points. Time. 7m. 40s. 

One Mile Ordinary, Dutchess County Cham- 
pionship— E. Van Benschoten, first; John Van Ben- 
schoten, second; Theodore Roberts, third. Time, 
3m. 6 1-5S. 

Two Mile Safety, Handicap— E. Marlor, no yards, 
first; E. Van Benschoten, 60 yards, second ; E. Cashin, 
no yards, third; O'Connell, 225 yards, fourth. Time, 
6m. 17s. 

There were ten contestants in this event. 

When half way between the quarter and half poles, 
De Groff collided with a rider in front of him and fell. 
John Van Benschoten, scratch, who was directly be- 
hind him, also fell, and both were out of the race.' The 
leaders, at the time of the mishap, were not more than 
forty yards ahead of John Van Benschoten at that 
time, and he would easily have overtaken them. At 
the finish the result was very exciting. De Groff 
was knocked insensible by his fall, and Van Benscho- 
ten was considerably bruised. 

A new danger has now arisen in road racing, 
Should a pacemaker vide a pneumatic ami the tyre 

burst, it is about ten In one he brings t hi' man over he 

is leading. Such was the case recently iu England, 
when a pneumatic burst, and the riders following tel 
escoped Into each other, and they and the machines 
wire sii much damaged that none were able to pro- 

Willie W. Windle, the famous champion bicycle 
rider, was given a public reception by his fellow- 
townsmen in the Millbury Town Hall, last Tuesday 
evening, that showed him what a warm place he held 
in the hearts of his friends. It was one of the biggest 
affairs of the kind ever held in the town, the best cit- 
izens uniting in doing honor to the champion. 

He 'was met at his home by the Hobart Drum Corps, 
and accompanied by his father and mother and his 
cousin, A. S. Windle, of Lynn, who has trained him 
for all his races, he was escorted to the Town Hall, 
the streets being brilliantly lighted by red fire, and 
thronged with people. At the Town Hall, he was met 
by the Millbury Bicycle Club, under whose auspices 
the affair was held, and escorted to the main hall, 
where he was introduced by James H. Ferguson, 
whose speech was frequently interrupted by applause 
whenever he referred to the champion. 

Three cheers were given for Windle when he arose 
and stood bashfully awaiting the congratulations of 
the people. He stood in the midst of a magnificent 
display of prizes which he has won, and which repre- 
sent $3,000 in money. The wheel on which he low- 
ered the world's records occupied a prominent place 
on the stage, and was decorated with a black velvet 
banner, which bore the figures "i.ioj^" in silver and 
"2.25 3-5" in gold. 

There were four other bicycles in the array of tro- 
phies, which included watches, diamonds and silver- 
ware enough to stock a jewelry store. After the re- 
ception he was tendered a complimentary banquet. 
This feature of the reception was attended by about 
100 people, including the ministers, doctors, manufac- 
turers and prominent business men of the town. 
After the banquet, speeches were made by Rev. S. J. 
L. Elwell, William H. Googin, John C. Crane, Mrs. 
Mary Whitney, Dr. C. H. Hakes, Fred. A. Lapham 
and others. 

Windle says his racing days are over, but he intends 
to go to Syracuse yet and try to lower the records for 
the quarter, three-quarters, two, three, four and five 

He will be twenty years old November 2, and has 
been riding since 1884. He has ridden seventy-eight 
races and has a record of fifty-seven consecutive vic- 

The Freehold Cyclers, headed by a brass band, 
serenaded Arthur A. Zimmerman at his residence in 
Freehold, N. J., on Monday evening last, upon his re- 
turn from his triumphant Western trip, and then es- 
corted him to the public hall, where a bountiful repast, 
was served. There were over 100 guests present. 
Speeches were made by Mr. Frank McDermott, Mr. 
Joseph McDermott, who gave a summary of the racing 
accomplished by this N. J. A. C. wonder, and Mr. Sid- 
ney B. Bowman, who briefly described his successful 

Zimmerman's Work at Peoria. 

" Sid" B. Bowman, in a letter to "Jonah," of Town 
Tattle, describes Windle's defeat by Zimmerman in 
the following graphic manner : 

" Zim got such a poor start in his heat, I made up 
my mind to change his starter for the final, and after 
a little trouble found Charlie Kluge, the big, good- 
natured Hudson County giant, who gladly consented 
to give the necessary push. As the men lined up, 
Zim, with his usual hard luck in short races, got the 
extreme outside, while Windle was near the pole. By 
the time the pistol went off I was over on the home- 
stretch and saw Kluge give Zim a magnficent start. 
Being on the outside, however, and the Star being 
such a heavy wheel, Windle got about ten yards on 
him in the first fifty. Now they are going, and the 
six fast men swing around the long easy curve at a 
fearful rate, something like twenty-seven miles an 
hour, Zim riding in fourth place. In a few seconds, 
they enter the 200 yards of homestretch, and the 
crowd holds its breath as they watch the bunch of 
cracks coming like the wind— Windle first, Campbell 
second, and Zim third. Ye gods ! but the Jerseyman 
is pumping his Star. See! He has passed Campbell, 
and is now slowly but surely coming up on Windle. 
Fifty more yards and five feet yet to gain ! Will he 
do it? My eyes bulge out and I stand fairly rooted to 
the ground as I watch him strain and make one more 
grand burst of speed, and Willie Windle, the unbeaten 
wonder from Millbury, Mass., has received his first 
defeat at the hands of A. A. Zimmerman, of the New- 
Jersey A. C. The herald announces the fact to the 
grand stand, and as I help the old man off his wheel, 
5,000 throats are cheering him like mail, and all the 
pretty girls arc clapping their hands and waving their 
handkerchiefs. A magnificent ovation ! 1 hugged 
him right then and there, I was so overcome with joy 
and happiness. Congratulations have been pouring 
in on him ever since, and he takes them in his usual 
modest and sometimes even indifferent manner. 

" On the second day Zim broke the American ama- 
teur record for one mile in open contest. In the ten 
mile race there were seventeen starters, and good 
ones, too. Zim trailed until the Last mile, when he 
moved up for position, and at the last half let her -.1 

h, heating in Windle by awheel, lie got a grand 

send-off like the previous day, and everybody was 

wild with excitement. The gang all came down to 
the National in the evening, shouting ' /. ' 
They got him on their shoulders and rushed him 
around the corridor and called for a speech, to which 

he modestly responded, 

"He has won a } ,. > • piano in the ten utile race; .1 
$135 Victor safety in the one mile handicap; and a 
$115 Union Safety In the quarter mile open $750 out 
of $3,500 worth of prizes, or more th. 111 one-fifth. 
WI1.1t a showing is this, my countrymen I He is the 

greatest man in town, ami everybody is runniug 

him. His name is on everybody's lips, and his vii 
lory over Windle seems to lie intensely popular. 

Windle takes his defeat in a verj philosophical and 
pleasant manner, and is as courteous and friendly as 

anybody could wish. A finer rider never put on a 

racing suit." 


[Vol. VI., No. 5. 


The 'fight for good country roads is growing 
hotter every day. More men arc- taking it up 
and the battle methods are constantly being 
improved upon. The coming sessions of the 

various Stale legislatures will see many a bill 

introduced t<> bring about common sense im- 
provements of highways, and let us hope the 

■ns will also see the passage of these bills 
with a rush. 

The campaign which will be carried on in 
the New York State legislature is only a fair 
sample of what the friendsafroad improvement 
will do in many States. Of it Mr. Isaac B. 
l'otter. who is in the thick of it. says 

■ The Richardson bill which was introduced 
in the Senate last Winter will open the campaign 
. this year, and 1 consider its chances for 
success good. Last Winter it received a 
numerical majority in the Senate, lacking only 
two votes of the necessary two-thirds for pas- 
sion it did not go to the Assembly, 
but if it passes the senate this winter it will go 

to the Assembly with a vengeance and the 
backing of some of the must influential and in- 
telligent men in that body. 

"It practically carries out the suggestions 
made by Governor Hill in his latest annual 
message calling for a $10,000,000 constitutional 
loan to be raised on the credit of the State, and 
payable ill seventeen years. The money thus 
obtained is to be devoted to the construction 
and maintenance of country roads, exactly in 
line with the policy which Governor Hill ad- 
vocated as follows. 

" • It has l>een suggested that the State should 
proceed to construct through every county two 
highways running in different directions and 
intersecting each other in about the centre of 
the county, such roads to form a part of a 
complete general system, those in each county 
to connect with those of adjoining counties, and 
to !>e known everywhere as State roads, con- 
structed, cared for and maintained at the cx- 
pensc of the State at large, under direction and 
supervision of the State engineer and surveyor, 
or other competent authority to l>e designated. 

•• -This system, when mice completed, would 
enable a person to start from New York city. 
Albany or any other point on foot or in a 
and visit every county in the State 
without once leaving the State roads, thus 
insuring comfort, convenience, pleasure and 
1 These roads should be macadamized or 

crushed stone or other suitable 
material, with proper culverts, good bridges, 

adequate drainage .. troughs and sign 

boar to compare favorably with the 

! ■> in other countries, and 
Ling highways could be utilized for this 
pur; lie. 

vould not only prove of 
it convenience and vast advantage to the 

whole community, but thev would sen 

■ local authorities, the • 

huh would necessarily tend to improve 

ordinary town big] i inestim- 

. • • 

•' • It 1 that the pro ■ 

! would require 11, fully 

! sum of 
money . but ti. ly oat of debt, 

•ha: then 

! for the purpose the 
•ion of tin- propriety of tin- expend 

nt impoi 

of the 

ild leap the- l.i 
11 il It 




the rural 

districts would affect favorably the prices of 
nearly every sort of produce which the city 
man is obliged to buy. As the cost of pro- 
duction would be reduced to the farmer he 
could afford to sell his wares for less money to 
the city man, without making his own profit 
column shorter. And that the cost of produc- 
tion would be lessened is evident to every man 
who knows anything of the saving in wear and 
tear on horses and vehicles which is brought 
about where the farmers' loads can be hauled 
over hard, smooth and well-kept roads, instead 
of the mired and rutty abominations now in 

"Mr. Richardson represents a farming 
community, and his bill is drawn in the inten sts 
of his constituents. The main opposition is 
expected from the cities, but it is hoped that it 
will not be very Strong." 

Mr. Potter has been sending to prominent 
men in all States drafts of bills for introduction 
into their legislatures, which will of course be 
modified to suit local conditions. The interest 
felt in the matter is shown by the fact that 
applications for such documents are pouring in 
on him from all sections of the country. 

The campaign which is being waged is 
vigorous and original The workers are con- 
vinced that all that is necessary is to show the 
people that good roads would really benefit 
them to gain their co-operation. Mr. Potter 
says he would like to have every man in the 
United States who owns a camera send to him 
photos of every particularly bad road in his 
vicinity, and of the dilemmas brought about 
thereby — of loads stuck in the mud, of vehicles 
turned by the mountains of gravel which 
make many roads impassable, and which are 

labeled "improvements;" in short, of every- 
thing which might be used by the advocates 
of road reform as a " before taking." 



On Saturday evening last, the Harlem Wheel- 
men and their friends, to the number of sixty- 
live, attended the Broadway Theatre to witness 
Mr. Francis Wilson and his company in the 
" Merry Monarch." On either side of the Stage, 
just without the curtain, stood a bicycle, the 
one on the left, a beautifully enameled wheel, 
•lie club's standard, while to the right was 
a full-nickeled machine with the llarlenis' 

colors, pea green and orange. Mr. Wilson .is 

the Merry Monarch is a great success, ami an im- 
mense favorite with the bicycle boys, all of whom 

enjoyed the play very much. During the per- 
formance the "merry one" scored several hits 
on the 1 larlems, and the one wherein he referred 
to the club colors seemed to please the boys 
tly. In the right proscenium box were 

Jas. R Dunn, President of the 1. A. W. . 1 has. 
S. Luscomb, Brooklyn Park Commissioner; 
Arthur Perego, I.. 1. W., and W. II. DeGraaf, 

of the I. A W. Racing Board. There wile 

also present Isaai B Potter, ol the Roads Im- 
provement Association; Elliott Mason. Geo K 
Bidwell, ami G. A. Litchhult, representing the 

and 'I'm Willi 1 '- ■ ■ .live. 

After the performance the party proceeded 

to M01 1 rihs. win quel was 

1 I. concluding with toasts and 

I R, Dunn, having another engagement, 
. . but before departing 
delivered a he 

the I huh he 

i the hi alth oi the L. A. W. 
• lent, whii ank standing. Mi 1 

A R l< ill ol the ( lub, With a 

comb respond It) I.. A \V and ■ 

Lion of ii \n Uiubi 

Which he said til' a " knew " r 

little Iwell followed in his usual humor- 

• ■ ll.i' on then 

ntlcmanly condw t. and othei 

i)i lu- 
ll. id told • thing to 

1 lub and ithl 

.old then 
from I n W J 

,111 I "op" 

then mad.- a hit, being followed by 

ag until the we. sina ho 

All the principal seats of the orchestra front 
rows at the Broadway Theatre were occupied 
Monday night of this week by the members ol 

the Manhattan Bicycle Club, who attended the 
theatre in a body. They were all there, from 
the President to the latest candidate for elec- 
tion to membership. The wheelmen were 
dressed in their uniform coats and caps, dress 
shirt, standing collars, white ties, white vest, 
ami while tlannel trousers, and they made a 
very presentable appearance. A number of the 
members with their lady friends were to be 
seen ill the boxes and other parts of the house. 
On the stage, leaning against the proscenium 
boxes, were two bicycles bearing the club ensign 
and colors. The appearance of Francis Wilson 
as the Merry Monarch was the signal for hearty 
applause from the wheelmen, with whom Mr 
Wilson is a great favorite; Miss Nettie Lyford, 
Miss Laura Moore, and Miss Marie Jaiisen all 
received a goodly share of applause, "and were 
each presented with beautiful bouquets by the 
members of the club. During the performance 
the many clever conceits were loudly applauded 
by the club, and by Edwin Booth and Wilson 
Barrett as well, who were installed in one of 
the boxes, and seemed to highly enjoy the clever 
acting of Wilson. When the curtain fell on the 
last act the boys gave the Manhattan Club call 
and brought the performers once more to the 

Alter the theatre the members marched to 
the club-house, where a light repast was served , 
there was vocal and instrumental music, several 
piano selections by Messrs. Petersen, Tim and 
R. J. Keane. which were greatly enjoyed All 
were unanimous in voting Francis Wilson a 
"James dandy" Monarch, ami said that "love 
will find the way" for them to see him again in 
the near future. Somebody Started to sing that 
song at which Miss Jansen "draws the line," 
causing a stampede for home, sweet home, and 
by 2.30a m. all was again quiet in the neigh- 


.\ correspondent of the Cyclist dcs. 
ri.le <>n .1 cushioned-tyrcd wheel as follows 
machine in question was fitted with .', inch cushion 
iu!i wheels, geared to . ,-itn Ii. . ranks 
quite seven Inches lone, very narrow • irved 

steering tube with rubber handles, ball *■• 
in>4, ami hod no brake or mud-guards. Ii-- w 
about thirty-four pounds 

lortunity ol testing out mount 
The lanes in the n< id of High- 

wood Hill and on to Barnel Gat. 

and stony, while tin I ton 

to be ridden hail we been mounted upon the 
nal which we left in Mr. Marriott's garden 

ed unconcerned at all this, and skimming 
lightly over the wretched surf., 
upon the firm high road. As the machine bounded 

;t to int. 

metallic ring common to the light solid-tyn 

Btcl the 1 
metal I rocky macadam, merel) pro 

..Hon a lirst-i-!.' 

-. nothing 
through Unmet we 
forth upon the HatAeld Rood. Aui ibout 

to be 1 1 ■ 
norma traveling. Then we beth. 

IW we ha. I 

up hills, an. I we waited lor thi 

hem, to in. 

ink. must 

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qual 1 • s. whii Ii were .Ion' ■ 

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September 26, 1890. J 

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German wheelmen will make an extensive 
tour awheel .through Italy next year. The cru- 
saders will start at Lake Constance, do the 
Splugen Pass, touch the beautiful Italian lakes, 
then pass Lecco, Bergamo, Brescia, Verona, 
Padua and Venice. They will return the way 
of Milan, pedal over the Sunplon Pass to Lake 
Leman, Berne, Zurich and Schaffhausen. The 
arrangement is with Mr. Theophil Weber, the 
editor and proprietor of the Stahlrad. 

In France the pneumatics and cushions com- 
mence to be common callers at the race tracks. 
At a race at Saint Germain the well-known 
rider, Cottereau, beat the pneumatic on his ordi- 
nary tyred safety, to the great surprise of all. 

As to the use of aluminum in the production 
of wheels and parts of them, the Director of 
the Union Electro-Metallurgique, at Froges, 
France, gives the following opinion: "Pure 
aluminum may • easily be formed into tubings, 
but it does not possess that high degree of re- 
sistance as steel, and can be soldered only with 
difficulty. It appears, therefore, not an easy 
thing to use it for cycles. The question has 
interested me a good deal, however, arid many 
manufacturers have asked my opinion about it. 
In conclusion of my investigation, I may state 
that all the castings of a wheel may be made 
out of an alloy of aluminum and 6 per cent, of 
copper. That metal is equal to iron in resist- 
ance, may be cast into any shape, but not flat- 
tened out. Spokes may be made out of alum- 
inum bronze, which is as hard as steel and 
does not rust. I believe that a manufacturer of 
some intelligence would obtain surprising re- 
sults in working out my ideas further. Alum- 
inum with 6 per cent, copper costs in bars 19 
francs a kilo. By shaping it the price would 
increase to 35 or 45 francs. The metal being 
much lighter than cast steel, the difference in 
the price is of not so great importance." 

A Russian officer of the artillery, by the name 
of Martos, made a journey from St. Petersburg 
to Paris awheel. 

The coming champion of Holland is said to 
be Del Baere. The German champion, 
A. Lehr, who also holds the English champion- 
ship, found it very difficult to beat him on the 
track at Nymwegen. A. R. 


Messrs. Plavell & Co., of Coventry, a newly estab- 
lished firm, have done very well this year with their 
"Reform" safeties, with the result that larger prem- 
ises are required but cannot be had in the city under 
the present state of the cycle trade. A new building 
will have to be erected. 

F. W. Allard & Co., also a new firm, are now in full 
swing in S. & B. Gorton's old factory at Earlsdon, Cov- 
entry, and have just added a complete plating plant. 

Jones, Venn & Co. are now sending out their first 
machines, and their patterns are of excellent design. 
The company find their premises already too small, 
and are now erecting a new workshop. 

A new firm for the manufacture of cycles will 
shortly be started at Utrecht (Holland). The wages 
there are said to be 45 per cent, less than paid to Eng- 
lish cycle makers, and this is being considered an ad- 
vantage over English manufacturers, but will the 
workman engaged there have even a small part of 
the experience of his English confrere? We doubt 
not. A representative of the company is now in Eng- 
land purchasing cycle-making machinery of the 
latest improved pattern. 

The very newest in tyres bids fair to be a success. 
The inventor is a Mr. Whiston, hailing from Birming- 
ham, and he has patented the tyre in all countries. 
The tyre is unique in its manner of construction, 
which is on the pneumatic principle. It consists of a 
series of inflated rubber balls encased in a specially 
made tube, and is claimed to be non-collapsible and 
able to resist the weight of the strongest and heaviest 
rider. It overcomes one great difficulty, i. e., one or 
more incisions will not impede the rider's progress. 

Messrs. Linley & Bigg's new anti-vibration tyre 
should be a good thing, being simple, inexpensive and 
light as any solid tyre. It is hollow and D shaped. 
The flat part is fixed on the rim, the inside of which is 
thus left hollow. As the tyre at present stands there 
is danger of the rim cutting through the rubber. 

Mr. A. Paine, the manufacturer of the "Demon" 
safety, announces his intention of laying down more 
machinery and of securing a larger factory, as he is 
determined to deliver all machines ordered from him 
much quicker than hitherto. Mr. Paine will stock 
heavily during the winter. 

We hear that a Unman inventor has patented a 
method of making tubes almost as thin as paper, and 
at the same time as strong as tin' ordinary tubing 
now in use. The fibre of the steel runs as in a Damas- 
cus gun barrel. 

Nearly every manufacturer of cycles in England 
advertises that cushion tyred machines can be sup- 

Messrs. Lamplugh & Brown have had an enormous 
run on their patent pneumatic handles, and great 
difficulty was experienced in meeting the demand. 
They have now, however, a large stock of the han- 

COVENTRY. — Messrs. Starley Bros, are building a 
new factory of three stories, 100x40 feet, the lower 
story for finishing, the second for painting, and the 
third for enameling. They have also just erected a 
new polishing shop, 60x20 feet, at the back of the 
present works, and contemplate adding to the carpen- 
ter's shop at the rear. These extensions will give 
facilities for the employment of 150 additional work- 

The Sparkbtook Co. have this year built new works 
in Payne's Lane and subsequently enlarged them, and 
are still further increasing their accommodation by 
the addition of a new wing about half the size of the 
present factory. The new part will give employment 
to seventy-five more hands. 

Messrs. Taylor, Cooper & Bednell, Limited, a new 
firm, have converted the Raglan Mills, formerly occu- 
pied by Messrs. Browetts, trimming manufacturers, 
into a cycle factory, and although large and suitable 
for the purpose it is not large enough for the enter- 
prise of this firm, which is erecting a new factory, 
126x210 feet, to accommodate 400 men. There will also 
be a new packing shed, 60x27 feet, besides outhouses 
and a shed for the convenience of workmen to leave 
their bicycles under cover. The old factory will be 
used as a storeroom for the lighter branches of cycle 
manufacture and tool making, and the heavv work 
will be removed to the new building. 

Bayliss, Thomas & Co. have added considerably to 
their plant and premises, and are now building addi- 
tional works to accommodate 300 men. The size of 
the new factory, which will be ready in two months, 
is 150x67 feet, with rooms for still further extensions. 

Hillman, Herbert & Cooper, Limited, are extending 
their premises by the erection of three shops, 130x80 
feet, 60x40 feet, and 50x20 feet respectively, and a new 
engine house, representing facilities for employing 
200 more men than at present. 

The Rudge Cycle Co., Limited, whose works cover 
a very extensive area, are putting up new buildings 
which, when fitted up, will give employment to 200 
additional hands. 

Singer & Co. have just commenced the erection of a 
new factory, adjoining and equal in size to the one 
already belonging to the firm in Canterbury Street, to 
accommodate 300 hands. 

Messrs. Townend Bros, have just completed a new 
shop in Payne's Lane. 

New factories are also in course of erection for Cov- 
entry Machinists' Co., Gorton & Co., Jones, Venn & Co., 
Triumph Cycle Co., as are also additions to the works 
of Shaw & Son, manufacturers of cycle parts. 


A representative of The Wheel recently had 
an opportunity to make a prolonged and thor- 
ough test of the cushion tyre, of which so much 
has recently been written. The cushion tyre is 
a happy medium between the pneumatic and 
solid tyre. The pneumatic tyre is a hollow tyre 
with a three-inch diameter, and distended with 
air. This style of tyre was illustrated and de- 
scribed in The Wheel of September 19. 

It seems that the machine requires a trifle 
more driving power, that the wheels do not 
come round so quickly as do solid tyred wheels. 
This is most noticeable on the finest surfaces, 
and seems the only disadvantage as opposed to 
the many advantages of the tyre ; and it is fair 
to say that this may be a wrong impression, 
since the writer habitually used a wheel several 
pounds lighter than the machine on which the 
experiment was made. 

The cushion should be the favorite wheel on 
country roads, in cities where the rider must 
cross a certain amount of granite paved streets, 
and in sandy country. The writer believes 
that there will be an immediate and constantly 
growing demand for cushion tyred wheels, and 
that the solid tyre will be largelv superseded by 
some new form of hollow tyre. 

The cushion is a hollow tyre, \% to iyi 
inches in diameter, the hole being from three- 
eighths to half an inch. The pneumatic is by 
far the speedier tyre, but its liability to punct- 
ure nullifies its other good properties and serves 
only to turn the attention of the anti-vibration- 
ists to the cushion, which, at the present time, 
seems likely to become the more popular. 

The machine to which the tyre was fitted was 
a Quadrant, weighing not much under fifty 
pounds. The Quadrant is a wheel of highest 
grade, ranking with the hall' dozen makes of 
English wheels which have the highest reputa- 
tion, and will stand a lot of wear anil tear. The 
tyre was driven over a hundred miles of road, 
including the cedar block of lVoria, the "Nar- 
rows" on the River Road al Peoria, a sandy 
hundred-yard stretch which unseats most riders; 

over the rough dirt, up-hill roads which lead to 

the top of "Prospect Hill" on the off side; over 
the smooth bouvelards of Chicago, with their 
many railroad tracks, and over granite paved 
streets and side paths. 

The advantages of the cushion are as follows : 
Over granite it is by far superior to the solid 
tyre, making the passage endurable, indeed, 
almost pleasurable. The tyre glides over rail- 
road tracks and slight obstructions and saves 
both the machine and the rider. On wet gran- 
ite and in mud it is very much less given to slip- 
ping than the solid tyre. On sandy roads it 
runs superbly, riding over the sand, not through 
it. On poor macadam it glides nicely along. It 
takes up the vibration at the proper point, at 
the point of contact with the ground. It is no- 
ticeable that the legs do not become fatigued as 
quickly as when the solid tyre is ridden. 

The *great advantages of the tyre are the ab- 
sence of side-slip in sandy roads and the reduc- 
tion of vibration. In coasting it takes any in- 
equalities in the road with the most delightful 
ease, giving the most pleasant action we have 
ever experienced in coasting. 


Mr. C. S. Merrill, of Boston, was in town Thursday. 

M. L. Bridgman, representing G. & J., is in San 
Francisco. "Bridgy"has never yet been written up 
for The Wheel. 

L. W. Hickok, of the Pope Manufacturing Co., was 
in Chicago on Tuesday. Late in the week he left for 
Denver and the Far West. 

Mr. Geo. E. Lloyd has a Baylis & Thomas 30-pound 
cushion-tyred safety which he intends to use on the 
Chicago boulevards this Fall. 

Mr. L. N. Richardson, of the John Wilkinson Co., 
Chicago, sails with his wife for England, to-morrow, 
in the interest of his firm, and will visit London, Cov- 
entry, Birmingham, Ireland and France. 

J. F. Schmelzer & Sons, the large Kansas City sport- 
ing goods house, have recently entered the cycling 
field and will handle the Gormully & Jeffery goods in 
both Kansas City and Leavenworth, where they have 
a large branch house. 

Art. Taylor has been at Peoria and Chicago. Tay- 
lor and Sam Miles, editor of the Referee, started on 
Wednesday from Chicago for a week's tour in Wis- 
consin. Mr. Miles is rather run down from overwork, 
and expects that his tour will do him a deal of good. 

Agencies for the Sunbeam cycles are now being 
established in this country by Mr. Charles Marston, 
representing Mr. John Marston, the manufacturer at 
Wolverhamton and London. The machine is new to 
this country but well-known in England. The cycle 
to be pushed in this market is a high grade diamond 
frame roadster weighing from 40 to 42 pounds. They 
will also introduce a high grade ladies' wheel. 


The Montclair Wheelmen contemplate having a five 
mile handicap race for a medal some time this Fall. 

The leading man for the New York Club's mileage 
medal has over 4,000 miles. Several others have rid- 
den over 3,500 miles. 

The July Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment 
Station of the University of Tennessee contains some 
valuable points and tables on country roads. 

Zimmerman will be in Elizabeth to-morrow, and 
will view the ten mile road race of the Elizabeth 
Wheelmen, open to Union Co. He will also endeavor 
to break some road records on the course. 

The Brooklyn Bicycle Club will hold their ten mile 
club race on the county road between Westfield and 
Plainfield to-morrow, instead of upon the Irvington- 
Milburn course, the latter still being in a stale ol 

We would call attention to the request of Mr. 1. B. 
Potter, in another column, for photographs o£ bad 
roads, etc., and we trust his request will be produc- 
tive of good results. The idea is an admirable one, 
and those possessing cameras here have an opportun- 
ity to help along the good work in the road improve- 
ment line. 

Our correspondent at Erie, Pa., takes exception to 
the statement in the last issue of THE Willi 1 in 
which it was announced that the lady riders ol the 
town were eager to participate in a lantern parade for 
the reason that a $7 lady's Kail hat was offered OS a 
prize, and says : " I hit of a cycling population ol ne.i 1 I J 
or quite 500, only fifty wheels showed up in the parade, 

ana only two of these were ridden by ladies, Some 

fifty women are riding here at the present time, none 
of whom would be under the necessity ol resorting to 
extreme measures had they bared to participate. 
Putting it mildly, the parade was an unqualified 'ii It 
Neither the club nor the cjjrftcns of Erie are particu- 
lar!} proud of the demonstration, and wish it undei it was not such a ' success ' as they are in 

the habit of scoring." We unfortunately labored un- 
der the delusion that feminine human nature in Erie 

was the same as it is supposed to be elsewhere, and 

therefore, imagined that a $7 dollar bonnet would 
cause the lady riders to turn outMwom We are 
sorry, however, to learn that the priie was not appro 
dated to such an extent as to make .1 success of the 

parade, and trust 0111 correspondent will view a more 

commendable procession next nine. 


[Vol. VI. No. 5. 

Tli- - on their recent lour- 


1 ounty ro 
ing pushed along t 
-tli Journal. The i 


passai :• condition. It passes through a beautiful aec- 

v ill be one hi th. - m the 

As an evidence of what effect it la bavins, 

mentioned thai several new houses are now 

mtemplntion along the line, ami one is now being 


It that the hand I the recent 

Ave mile ■ n.-t done i>y the offl- 

r, and that trouble will result there- 

ti i-in. 

\V. P. Murphy and Terry Andrae will be the princi- 
a the Green Bay, Wisconsin, tourna- 
ment, which is t.i be held Priday and Saturday. 

Holbein, the noted English ■. her, is this 

year vising s wheel weighing marly double that rid- 
den last year, he having found that the use*of unti- 

appliancea more than compensates for the 


The Buckeye Wheelmen, of Cincinnati, will fa 
Beet and lantern parade to-day. 

The Missouri Division has reached its much coveted 

one-mile championship race at Aurora, 111., 

mber 16, for the championship of Kane County, 

won by John Taylor, and he also won the three 

mile handicap event. In the rive mile handicap race, 

Austin Webb secured rirst place. 

We illowing highly gratifying 

communication from the Syracuse Cycling Club, 

twenty-sis members: "The following 

members of the Syracuse Cycling Club wish to extend 

thanks to Mr. I-'. 1". l'rial for his able and hearty assist- 

in making the New York State Meet a grand 

ib to express gratitude in a sntj- 

al manner, and therefore subscribe for THE 

. the official journal of the division." 

Much interest is being manifested in the great Can- 
n championship fifty mile road race which takes 
to-morrow between the Wanderers and Toronto 
le Clubs. 

eing made for a large ban 
it New Orleans, October >. by the Louisiana 

. ! it is estimated there will be at 
'odd and silver medals will be 

Tli- LSOD draws rapidly to a close, ami 

■ I the men who have been hard at it all tin- sea- 
son will in. i, we should im . 11 v to go quiet- 
ly out ..t training. We will give them .1 tip, don't 

together suddenly. Do something to gel 

third day 

t-.r the next week. This will prevent the sudden 

living ..IT which often makes a man 
for half the winter Bicycling \ 

k" Howell, the 
iiuploll, was i 1. . 

servant at 
Bail to 


1 for membership In 

■h to join, 

■ • 

will shortly 

In Irclond, races f-.r ordinary wheels nre .1 

Midpoint, is 
extinct in the Land 'o the Shamrock. 

ion that the proportion of 

the road within 
ir h..urv hi» mount 

DOW that Laurie 
irther that 

forming him of the .. 

rig, and will s!,. 


Turing man. lift 1 1, 

• .1 pneiiiu 

■ 11 the 

■ ■ 
•ope wan an 

The ten mile handicap road race of the Elisabeth 
Wheelmen, to-morrow, open to Union County rulers, 
will undoubtedly prove an interesting event, as there 

will la- a large held ol starters Zimmerman will 
watch the contest and during the day endeavor to 
make some fast time on the COU1 

The N'ew Haven Hicycle Club held their anni. 
mile road race Sept. .ah, over the Hranford Hill 

The result was; T, I. Oteil, first; I 1 
I.aroin, second ; William Cutlin. third. Time ton 

The Brooklyn Hicycle Club have elected the follow- 
ing officers for the bowling auxiliary 1 Captain, 
Howard B. Raymond; Secretary-Treasurer, w, R 
Snedeker; Coach, W. W. Mead.' Mes-,rs Raymond 

and Mead Were elected delegates to the Wheelmen's 
Howling League. 

Time limits will be affixed to the races at Lynn to- 
morrow, and some close contests .1 ted, a 
ist of entries having been received. 


\*."i Word-, -^,"i ee 

Two Insertions ...40 

ZOOK, Litii/, Pa., Buys, Sells, Trades. 

.10 Ragle ami Cheap 

ordinaries ami Safeties Wanted iii Trade 

0160.00 New I HI,. «.-,(). 

Hew lork Itlrjcle Company, Hon. 4 and 6 East 00th 
Strict, N. Y. Ken and St-rund-lland Machines. Choice 
ussurliiK nt. Prices roasonclilc. Wheels to rent. Cycling 
Accessories of all Winds. Mat of Kargali.N and Sundrl.s 
free upon application. Old mounts takon In part pay- 
ment lor New. 

PORSALB llumber Tandem Tricycle; latest pat- 
1 tern; cost new, with lamp, $-'5S ; guaranteed to ta- 
in perfect order; price, $80. 
City Hank, N. Y. City. 9-06 

C*0B SALE 7-inch Columbia Light Roadst. ■ 

1 pattern, in first-class condition ; a great bargain, 

♦70. Call or address W. H. Wells, -> Cortland! St, N 

Room .1 ;. 



HTOBXCHANGE An Ivel Tandem Safety Hicycle. 

■*■ in perfect condition; full ball bearings; for a new 
Columbia Light Roadster Safety, or a new lady 
lumbia Safetv. Address Tandem, 14*4 I'ciin. Ave , 
Washington, 1). C. Q-36-c 

$. , _ Ladii i* and Gents' Columbia Safeties, as good 
'0,"> as new, for $100 each. They were bought 
July 1, iK.,., and used at the beach this Summer. Safe- 
ties in Al condition, li • on enamel 
and nickel. Will send CO. I), to anyone that will 

intee express charges. Address Wilson,' Han- 
over St., Huston, Mass 10-17-f 

I. . ■ KANGE 54 or 55-inch Columbia Racer for 
1 - 1 olumbia Light Roadster Safety. Hanker & 
Campbell Co ., Limited, 1786 Hi oad way. New York. 


For Safety bicycle, hardly used; practical- 
ly new. l-\ II C . P. ( >. Box 444, N. V - 

\\'ILL give a |ioa Type Writer, new, for a l.ovell 

»' Diamond, new, or s Victor Safety In good con- 
dition. Angell, 154 Fourth Ave.. New York. 10-j 

pXCHAN iiiiu 1 h-rss, is ga. 7 lb 

' - perfect condition si a few timea 

1 ••! Colum pattern, ill 

lass condition. Chas. stein, Ueadville, Pa 

COR SALE One Columbia Tandem nearly 

1 new. $i,... One Columbia Tandem Safety. 

condition. {iK, or in trade for a single Safetj 
and cash. I. \\ . Platbush Ave., Brooklyn, 

DOINTRR PUPS Typical English Pointers, healthy 

* and handsome, ms 

:<> K. Will be nist right to break on quail. 
Prank Sawyer, It . Norwalk, Huron! 1 

C»OR SALE 1 HEAP An alniosl new sm. 

1 Cost $1)5, .. new Must have the 

money. Address m. Wheel Office, an Broadwi 

I LOMBTBR WANTED fot .. Satety. must be in 
s-' good condition. All having such writi 

i !- dI Id w ssl Roxfora, Mass. 

l>o you want a Wheel at very low price'.* 

II an, read our llargaln Mai. 

frame nli Wei, $<*.. II 



as new. 

■ ■ v. shop w..rn, * ii bar- 


. iit " Rain) 4, „.. 

air, $85. R 

' ill Villi 

1 dden 



Pat. April 15, 1 
Solid Cold, - $5.50. I Cold Pilled, 


Gold Killed Watch Charm 
Parts all work, 82.50. 

No. 144A 
League Pin, Solid 
Gold, $3.60. 


League Pin, Solid Gold 
with top for letter- 
ing, $5.00. 

\ ■ 144C 
Same as 1 44B, except 

.,D. Ho Mil-: 

Same as 144B, except top. 

Solid Gold, 
Enameled, (2.00. 

Solid Gold, Knameled 
top for ongravlntr, 

Solid Gold, 
Enameled, ♦1.76. 

Solid Oold, Knameled 
bottom plate for en- 
graving, « 1.7b. 

In 01 • Which all havo 


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The issue of THE Wheel for August 22 was an 
exceedingly handsome and complete number. A 
colored cover, numerous illustrations and sketches of 
prominent wheelmen made this the most interesting 
number of any bicycle journal that we have yet seen. 
— Canadian Athlete. 

WE have heard fro n a reliable source that 
the English makers are practically 
forced to advertise in the leading cycling papers 
to prevent the publication of abusive and dam- 
aging paragraphs ; also that a puff, a sweeping, 
frothy puff, may be had for a penny in the 
English journals. 

We have always considered the American 
cycling papers somewhat behind the greater for- 
eign cycling papers. But the system hinted at 
is unheard of in this country, and we are almost 
compelled to change our views and award to 
our trans-Atlantic contemporaries the palm for 
size only. How is this, McCandlish, Sturmey, 

LAURIE is of the opinion that the climate 
of this country is much different from 
that of England, and that any Englishman 
visiting this country will find it difficult to get 
into form. He thinks that few of our riders 
pedal after the English style. The best Eng- 
lish tracks arc smooth almost to the point of 
slipperyness, and a man is compelled, in order 
to keep his wheel from wobbling, to pedal in 
good style and with the power applied evenly. 
In this country our tracks are so rough and 
bumpy that a man must use a great deal of 
power, and, to go last, lias to fairly grind his 
wheel around, sacrificing style for power. 
Laurie believes thai our fast safety men would 
not do themselves credit on English tracks, as 
their present style would cause an unsteady 
action and a commensurate loss of speed, 

WE are back at the desk after a twenty 
days' trip in the West, the first lengthy 
interruption of three years of desperate pen- 
driving. We have met lots of good people, 
breathed ozone at Peoria, Chicago, Toledo, De- 
troit and Buffalo, and return mentally and phys- 
ically aerated, oxygenized, reinforced, warrant- 
ed to wear. The paper has come out in excel- 
lent shape, the secret being- that The- Wheel 
is the first American cycling paper which has 
been compelled to systematize its business into 
departments, so that the journal depends .no 
longer on one man, on one head, but a large 
number of pens are set in motion each week to 
produce The Wheel. 

THE Racing Rules state that the referee 
may place a time limit on any race. We 
hold that it is unfair to apply the time limit to 
championship events ; that the winner of such 
an event, no matter what the time, should re- 
ceive a championship title and a championship 
trophy. If loafing tactics are to be overcome 
in championship races, medals should be award- 
ed to all competitors who ride within a certain 

A championship event should be run without 
restriction. In the safety events of this year it 
would have been foolhardy for either Murphy, 
Berlo, Smith or Kluge to make pace, since to 
make pace meant certain defeat to the pace- 
maker on the homestretch, so nearly equal are 
these men. 

At its Winter meeting we hope the Board will 
amend its rules so that time limits will not ap- 
ply to championship races. A standard for 
each championship event should be adopted, 
and awards made to all riding within the 

OUR personal experiment with a cushion 
tyred wheel was detailed in The Wheel 
of September 26. We had the pleasure of stat- 
ing our belief in the hollow-tyre idea, especially 
as exemplified in the cushion tyre, which will 
neither puncture, soften nor burst, like its big 
brother, the pneumatic. We had been riding 
on cushion over rough country, and found it 
admirable through sand, on bad macadam or on 
granite ; in fact, on country roads, the cushion 
is infinitely preferable to the solid tyre. 

After writing of our experiment we took the 
machine to Detroit and Buffalo, and sampled 
the fine asphalt of both cities. As we suspected, 
and hinted at in The Wheel of last week, the 
cushion is not so fast as the solid tyre on asphalt 
pavement; the wheels do not come round so 
fast, more power is required, and a cushion- 
tyred wheel will not coast as fast as a high- 
grade solid tyre. We made several experi- 
ments, and do not think we shall have to change 
our judgment as outlined above. 


What earthly pleasure can compare with cycling? 
<)t tiers we have tried, enjoyed for a space, and then 
grown weary ; but of cycling there is no satiety : its 
joys are ever fresh as the Rowers in spring. 

There is some subtle charm in a ride on a cycle : un- 
der its benign influence our cares, if nut removed, .11 
least grow lighter; our minds are opened out and take a 
more catholic view of tilings; generous impulses are 

allowed some play, ami we are ready to confess thai 

tile world is a decent sort of show after a'll Those who 

have never ridden have never lived. To slightly altei 
some well-known lines 

"Kings may be blessed, but we air glorious, 

1 >Yr all the hills of life we leap \ II 1 01 ions." 

This is not the rhapsody of a raw recruit, bul the posl 
1 u.- faith of one who has done his thousands foi many 
years past. .///<■/ ii\ [B C.) Gatetts. 


620 YARDS. 

Record-Breaking Extraordinary. 


Phenomenal as have been some of the records 
established recently, H. Parsons' marvelous 
performance on Wednesday last eclipses them 
all. This popular Polytechnician, who, it will be 
remembered, gave Mecredy and his friends so 
much trouble in the five mile safety champion- 
ship, has been waiting for an opportunity to ' 
attempt to lower the world's record for an hour's 
ride. R. A. Lloyds success a fortnight ago, 
when he knocked out all previous bests from six 
to twenty-two miles, and covered 21 miles 1,150 
yards in the hour, made it perfectly clear that, 
with a good night and properly paced, twenty- 
two miles might be exceeded. With Pern. Cole- 
man holding the watch, Parsons, mounted on a 
pneumatic-tyred "Referee," started off at a 
pace equal to about 2m. 40s. for a mile, not at- 
tempting to deal with the extraordinary times 
made by W. C. Jones in his five mile ride last 
week, but making a bold bid for the sixth mile 
record, which he beat by n 3-5S. Continuing 
to move in splendid form, he completed the ten 
miles in 22 2-5S. under the previous best, and 
being .ably paced, he gradually increased his 
advantage until twenty miles had been reeled 
off, when his time was 47s. better than the old 
record. With six and a quarter minutes to spare 
it was evident that the long-looked-fov twenty- 
two miles in the hour would be an accomplished 
fact, Parsons at that time riding easily, and 
having plenty of willing pacemakers left. Dark- 
ness was gradually setting in, but by the aid of 
a lamp the watch-holders were able to register 
the times, while the patient spectators were 
getting anxious to know the result. But pluck- 
ily the rider stuck to his task, and 59m. 6 1-5S. 
from the start had reached the desired goal, the 
pistol shortly afterwards announcing the fact 
that the hour's marvelous ride was at an end. 
Too much praise cannot be accorded to the 
string of pacemakers, on whom the success of 
the ride chiefly depended, J. H. Adams proving 
himself a particularly good sportsman by assist- 
ing a rider to knock out records held by his own 
machine. The other pacers were E. Leitch, A. 
C. Edwards, P. W. Scheltema-Beduin, G. E. 
Morden, S. T. Brown, C. J. Minors, G. C. Reeks, 
C. Strickland, S. H. Pearce and J. N. Still.— 
Bicycling News. 

The following table shows the value of Par- 
sons' effort; 

Eng. Safe. 

Eng. Safe. 



ILES. M. S. M. s. 


1.... 2.43 

12. . . 

.32.13 3-5* 32.28 

2 — 5.19 1-5 — 


.34.562-5* 35.13 1-5 

3.... 7.58 1-5 .... 


• 37-3 6 4-5* 37 . 

4.... to. 37 1-5 .... 


.40.18 2-5* 40.37 [-5 

5 13.16 2-5 


.43.02 2-5* 1 S 

6 15.54 3-5* '6-o6 1-5 


7. ...18.37 *... .18.49 4-5 


■48-23 4-5* 48.49 1-5 

8. . . .21.20 3-5*. . . .21.31 4-5 

19. . . 

.51.072-5* 51..;: . 5 

9. . . .24.01 2-5*. . . .24.17 2-5 

20. . . 

•53-45 --5* 54- 

0. . . .26.41 4-5*. . . .27.04 l-s 

21 . . . 

.56.29 1-5* 57. 

1. ...29.26 4-5*. ...29.47 '-5 

22. . . 

One hour, 22 miles. 

♦Denotes record. 

The Blast Orange Cyclers will In. 1,1 .1 live mil, 

race oti the Central Ivonui c ae to-morrow, 


The first remarkable table of English safety 
records was made by H. E. Laurie, who in 
August, 1888, rode 21 miles 100 yards in the 
hour. In July of this year R. J. Mecredy. 
on a pneumatic, rode 21 miles 880 yards in the 
hour; and on September 5 R. A. Lloyd rode 2] 
miles 1,150 yards in the hour, establishing new- 
records from six to twenty-two miles. It was 
to beat Lloyd's record that Parsons st. tried, 
and he succeeded handsomely, riding -J miles 

660 yards in one hour. The greatest distance 
ever covered within the hour up to the date of 

Parsons' ride was 22 miles 1 so yards, credited 
to W. A. Rowe. 

The annual meeting ol the Board ol Officers of the 
Pennsylvania Division was held at the Colonnade 

Hotel 00 1 ■" 1 1 > l . 1 \ Ol I ISl week, at which a new eoust it u 

tion ami bj lawa were adopted \ series of State 
championships wen established, whieh will be 
assigned to race meel held undei 1 \ W, rules 
i'ii, , championships consist ol one quarter, one hall 
und "i\<- mill ordinal \ and sufetj events, and "<u- mile 
tandem, Several ol them will be run this Fall In eon 
in 1 tion with the Autumn tournaments. 

[Vol. vi.. No. 6. 



with A |i. 

with K. 
ii : K. \ 


ii. ' 
11. Annual i". tintf of the A A. 

C. grounds, l'hila- 

k County, M<1., 1 

■ k Avenue 
Imen. Enl ii, with II. 

Market Street, Philadelphia, 
al Birmingham, Ala. Address 
• t, Plorenci 

Columbia Cyclers, Brother! 
Park, Philadel 

ind, N. .1. 

< Harlem Wheelmen's Road Races. Entries 

4. KinKK County Wheelmen's .• = mile Road Race. 

una Wheel- 
men, Newark. 

ol the Palisade Wheel- 
, Manhattan Bit yi le Club's Road Ri 



The lirst tournament ever held at Freeport, 
111.. took place September •-•:. and all things 
idered, proved a decided success, and those 
i nt were well satisfied with the treatment 
Manager E. H. Wilcox, of the Stover 
worked untiringly for the 
i the meet, and was assisted by Mi 
ett, Hance, Lennie, and other wheelmen. 
tournament on u much greater 
■ will l>e inaugurated, and the new track, 
which is now a little too soft lor use, will then 
the l>est in the country. 
Tl v V, 1 [art, Prank 

M. Knifing. Timeki I A 

LiUiebridge, Following is the result 
Ordinary Bennett, Chi 



rY— J. H Winn, Ch 


Mil k II \HBlt ai . < IRDI 

I ; l^ngini, 

In tin . 


in tli: 


The managers of the tournament at 
S ptember 2 \ and 25, hav< 

themselves with local fame and glory, and fully 
demonstrated that a race meet can be 
fully inaugurated in Wisconsin as well as else- 
where. The sensation of the first day's races 
was the defeat of Murphy by little Johnnie l'ei - 
ties from 41 »i yards mark in the two mile safety, 
and Terry Andrac's victory over the Brooklyn 
man in the two mile ordinary, from scratch. 
Between the events the Milwaukee Wheelmen 
were presented with a banner for having the 
largest number of uniformed men in the parade, 
n the evening the cyclists were entertained 
at the house of the local club. On the second 
day a run took place in the morning to De Pere, 
and an excursion on the bay also attracted a 

large parry. At the race track in Washington 

Park at least [,200 people assembled, and ex- 
citement ran High The prizes were distributed 
at the skating rink on Thursday evening amid 
much enthusiasm, every winner being received 
by rousing cheers as he Stepped forward. Chief 
Consul Simons was presented with a floral 
wheel by the members of the Green Bay Cycle 
Club, in recognition of his valuable services 
during the tournament. It was generally con- 
ceded by those present that the meet had been 
the most successful ever held in the State in 
every way. The results follow 


(ini- M111 Novice, Safety J.V. DeCremcr.first, 
B Graves, second, toilet set. Time, 

Half Mili Novice, Ordinary Lewis Beyer. Cal- 
umet Harbor, first, gold medal ; C. I-. Rose, Appleton, 

Second, Knox hat. Time, 

One Mu e Sam nr, Handicap W. ii. Murphy, New 
York, scratch, first, gold medal; Pred Schmitz, Mil- 
waukee, too yards, second, silver cup; John S. John- 
son, Minneapolis, jo yards, third, revolver. Time, .in. 


11 ai 1 Mn 1 Safety, Boys' John r. b< 
gold medal ; Arthur Fontaine, second, deer-foot knife ; 
I Cauwenbergb, third, pair ol vases. Time, mi. 

Two M111 sai 1 rv, Handicap Pred Schmitz, Mil- 
waul ' Is, first, gold medal; John I-', lkrtles, 
irds, Becond, meerschaum pipe; W, K. Murphy, 
New York, scratch, third, nickel lam] 

There were nine entries in this event. The riders 
were placed Ofl their marks, and the Scratch men 
looked anxiously across the track at Uciths. who had 

nearly a quarter ol a mile, Schmitz on s 

mark was a close opponent for the club men. At the 

II 1 , Murphy ami Campbell 

ough his life depended on thi hmitz 

bent to his task of overtaking litl 

: is. and wonderful staying powers, led the 
crowd shouting to the little b 

imitl passed him, however, and 
maintained the lead, with Berl Upon him. 

i went wild over Bertles' wonderful 
forms 1 the little fellow about in tri- 

umph Hut he was very tir >k, and some ol 

100k him to the dressing- 
room and tenderly cared for him. II 

1-ivK mii.k Ordinary, Stati Championship Ter- 
Milwauki lal ; E II. Page, Wau- 

irl 01, i Hal • 

\ 11 tor " hub Ian 
Mni s\i 1 1 -. I111 S. Johnson, 

Mini d medal; Pred Schmitz, M 

Land lamp. 

I IRDINARY. II IND1I u- i:. II p| 

amp , Win. P, Murph) 

npbell and Audi 


Schmitz, gold medal, $ 4 . I A l.a Conn. 1 V Di 
Crenu ■ 1 

Fivi Mui Ordinary, Open W r Murphy, New 
\ork. gold mod 
oiiiu, 1 ni.perfum, ; \v. S Campbell, New 

Klrkpatrick saddle. Time, I 
This was the great event ol the 111, u.d 

unbounded enthusiasm. The three champions rode 
well together, and soon outdistanced the other com- 
petitors. As they passed the stand each lime the dis- 
tance off. The pa e wag tremendous, , ind 

h half mile was recorded il apparent thai 
the time would be much under the limit set. On the 
last half Amlrae took the lead, Murph v second, Camp- 
bell third, and Beyer a quarter ol a mile behind. On 
the lower back turn Murphy "sprinted," taking the 

Andrae, whose toot slipped from the \- 
Into the stretch they came like a thunderbolt, all 
straining every nerve and scarcely five feel apart 
Cheer after cheer went up from the excited crowd as 

Andrae pulled out and made a run for the lead He 
CUt down the dial ., loot as 1 ,1 the 

line, and would have defeated the N. V. Club man but 
for the aeeident in the turn. Campbell crossed third, 
two feet behind. So clOSC was the finish that the 
was unable to pick the winner. 

Hai.i Mui Pree for All Safety |ohn P. Bertlos, 

lust, i. i i^rars ; Henry Andrae. Milwaukee, second, 
ei>;ar stand. Time. or. 

isolation Half Miu Safi iy Albert Pen- 

laine, first J W. J. Cast land. Time, on 

Special for Laroesi Represi nta i ion in Par idi 

Milwaukee Cycle Club, banner valued at ». . pre- 
sented by the la ins ot Oreeo 



•t at the 

The races of the Rockland County Wheelmen 
at Spring Valley. X. V., on Saturday last, took 
place amid a downpour of rain and on a track 
that was almost a sea of mud. Considerably 
over a thousand spectators, however, witnessed 
the various events from under their dripping 
umbrellas. Hut for the unfavorable weather 
the meet would have been one of the most suc- 

1 ever held in this vicinity. C'has M 
Murphy won a prize in every open event The 
results are: 

One Mile Ordinary, Open a a Zimmerman, N 

I. A. C, lirst ; C. M. Murphv. N. Y. A. C . second ; 1.. 1 
Clark, N. V. A. C. third. Time, m. ,i',s. 

llAl 1 Mil I S. K \|. II. I lint i; 

lirst; John 1). Oakley, second. Time. 

One Mile Safety, Open i k w . arsi . 

C. M. Murphy, second. Tin 

In this event Murphy's wheel broke down and Zim- 
merman's mount became completely clogged with 

mud, compelling him to drop out, under which cir- 
cumstances the Tuxedo rider gained fil 
ii\i Mni Ham. k w. CLUB N Gardiner, first; 1 

, .nd. Tune. ,m. 58s. 

Mn 1 oki. in \i<<, , 1 1 \ Zimmerman, 

first : C. M. Murphy, second ; Chi all, K \. 

C . third. Time, 8iii. , 

HalfMili Hands Off, Open c m. Murphy, i 

1. 1. 1 1. 11 u, . ■-• . and . . m. 

The officers of the day were Referee, II P. 
Stonev. E. W. fudges, J. D. Oaklc) R C w 
W.J. Masterson, B, H. C, Umpires, I. John- 
son, W. L. and K Witt. Timek II 
Armstrong and L. Falcon. Star. •. inli- 
ne r. Scorer. I.I). Cole. 


1 Mill 



The lirst annual inter-club race meet under 

the auspices of the Quaker City Whoelmeii and 

Park Avenue Wheelmen at the new Hack of 

the Philadelphia Mall Park, Broad and Hunting- 
ton Streets, will ■ afternoon, 
Two iirsi prizes will be offered, 

Oner of the race and oik- t,, tin- 
winner of the time limit. Should the 
man take lirst place and also the tune limit, one 
■ led to tin second man A 

twenty-five mile road race will start from Paoli 

ai dock, finishing on the tuck, and 

\'.iiu. r 
uich include the Stat* championship 
dished by the Racing Board, a 

a, a. 


October 3, 1890.] 



The Boston Athletic Association's twenty-five 
mile handicap road race, which occurs to-mor- 
row, with good weather, should prove an excit- 
ing event, over fifty entries having been re- 
ceived, as follows : 

C. E. Kluge, H. C. W. ; E. B. Richardson, 
Arlington ; Arthur Porter, Newton ; H. D. 
Hutchins, Maiden; J. W. Robertson, Taunton 

B. C. ; F. E. Soule, Bridgeport Wheel Club ; W. 
H. Greenwood, Lynn C. C. ; F. A. Tucker, 
Medford C. C. : E. A. McDuffee, West Everett ; 
F. A. Wallace, Lynnfield, Mass. ; J. A. Ban- 
dreau, East Boston; H. C. Tyler, Highland ville, 
Mass. ; W. H. Haradon, Springfield, Mass. ; G. 
F. Taylor, Ipswich, Mass. ; E. J. Clark, Dor- 
chester, Mass. ; Otto Bollhoff, Boston Rover B. 

C. ; W. B. Clough, Somerville C. C. ; J. Keltie, 
Roxbury B. C. ; A. M. Beers, Everett, Mass. ; 

A. K. Pressy, Newton, Mass, ; J. Clark, Dor- 
chester, Mass. ; M. I. Dean, Fall River A. C. ; 
C. H. Taylor, Lynn, Mass. ; T. L. Connelly, 
Dorchester, Mass.; T. J. Hall, Jr., K. C. W. ; 
H. S. Wiegand, K. C. W. ; T. Barron, Har- 
vard University C. C. ; H. E. Ackerman, Cam- 
bridgeport C. C. ; W. Van Wagoner, N. Y. A. 
C. ; George H. Perry, Medford C. C. ; H. G. 
Batchilder, Allston, Mass. ; O. B. Hawes, Har- 
vard University C. A. ; W. W. Mathews, Read- 
ing A. C. ; T. J. Kern, Bay State B. C, Worces- 
ter ; A. W. Swan, Dorchester and New Bedford 

B. C. ; W. E. Sanborn, Boston ; A. A. Zimmer- 
man, N. J. A. C. ; C. I. Iven, Rochester, N. Y. ; 
W. Tracy, Waltham, Mass. ; E. LaCroix, Cam- 
bridgeport C. C. ; F. Marriott, Highlandville, 
Mass. ; H. G. Andrews, Hyde Park Ramblers ; 
Hoyland Smith, N. Y. A. C. ; D. Drummond, 
Cambridge ; A. E. Wiswell, Lynn C. C. ; S. W. 
Anderson, Lynn C. C. ; C. E. Whitten, LynnC. 
C. ; W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C. ; C. S. Merrill, 
W. W. C. ; F. M. Dampman, A. C. S. N. ; S. A. 
Searle, Waltham, Mass. ; F. E. Swan, Waltham, 
Mass. ; Mont Scott, R. I. W. ; C. A. Weld, R. I. 
W. ; B. F. McDaniel, W. W. C. ; C. M. Murphy, 
N. Y. A. C. 

The officials are : 

Chairman, A. D. Peck, Jr. ; referee, C. W. 
Fourdrinier; judges, Dr. W. H. Emery, David J. 
Post, J. L. Spiers ; timers, F. M. Wood, J. G. 
Lathrop, E. P. Barry, H. S. Cornish; starter, 
H. S. Cornish ; clerk of course, H. G. Otis ; as- 
sistant clerk, Jinx Taylor ; scorer, T. F. Meany ; 
handicapper, Henry Goodman, Hartford, Conn. 


The ten mile handicap road race of the Union 
County (N. J.) wheelmen, under the auspices of 
the Elizabeth Wheelmen, took place on Satur- 
day last, despite the rain and the muddy con- 
dition of the Elizabeth-Rahway course. The 
inclement weather, however, materially affected 
the field of contestants, for out of twenty-five 
entries but twelve appeared at the tape. The 
start was made from the Farmers' Hotel, Rail- 
way, at 4. 30 p. m. , and the course extended to a 
point 600 yards beyond the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 
toward Elizabeth, and return twice. In spite' 
of the disagreeable weather, a fair-sized crowd 
gathered at the Rahway end. The prizes were 
four handsome medals, but owing to the mud 
the riders on safeties were unable to secure any 
of the trophies, the gearing of their machines 
being clogged, and ordinaries reaped all- the re- 
wards. The result was a genuine surprise, the 
winner being a dark horse, who made excellent 
time in consideration of the wet road. Calkins, 
Gilbert and Bonnett did not ride as well as ex- 
pected, and the limit men were very nearly able 
to hold their own, although the former made 
second best time. The result was: James 
Blake, U. C. R. , 5 minutes, first; time, 37m. 14s. 
Stanton Smith, 5 minutes, second; R. White- 
head, U. C. W., 4 minutes, third; H. J. Bauer, 
2% minutes, fourth. 

The officials were: Referee, F. L. C. Martin. 
Judges, Elliott Mason, Geo. G. Teller. Starter, 
G. C. Pennell. Timers, F. A. Doe, W. H. Cald- 
well, G. J. Ames. Scorers, W. F. Ackor, Dr. 
Holmes, Harry Spicer. The handicaps were 
allotted by J. C. Wetmore. 

The staid old Cyclist occasionally stoops to Ameri- 
can slang expressions to Illustrate a point. 

II E. Laurie, K. J. Willis, V. If. Tuttle, o£ Chicago, 
and VV. P. Murphy arc in training at Travel's [aland, 


One of the most hotly contested road races 
ever held in Central New York occurred on 
Monday of this week, the outcome of the 
record-breaking scheme inaugurated at Syra- 
cuse. The contest took place between teams of 
the Syracuse Cycling Club and Utica Bicycle 
Club. The former had challenged the Uticans, 
and, though they did not sanction the races at 
Kirkwood Park, could not back but, as the vis- 
itors would declare them afraid of being de- 
feated. Consequently they showed their grit 
and won a clean victory. In racing attire, the 
contestants lined up on the asphalt pavement in 
front of the Alhambra, G. B. Penn, C. A. Ben- 
jamin and F. C. Yehle representing Syracuse, 
and F. P. Hammes, P. C. Hammes and J. C. 
Robbins standing ready to do battle for Utica. 
A strong friendly rivalry existed between the 
teams, Syracuse having won a tie race from 
Utica on Memorial Day, 1880, and Utica having 
taken one from Syracuse last Memorial Day. 
The one on Monday was to be the rubber, and 
both clubs had their best men in the teams. 

The course led through various streets in 
Syracuse, the riders using the sidewalks wher- 
ever possible, through North Syracuse to Cicero, 
returning by a different route, a distance of 
twenty-five miles. 

At North Syracuse the racers were met by 
a crowd of villagers, who turned out to witness 
the struggle. Some resident of the village, to 
whom the wheelmen were exceedingly grateful, 
realized that they would be thirsty and pre- 
pared a glass of lemonade for each. The 
glasses were taken from a tray without stop- 
ping, emptied while riding at a rapid gait, and 
thrown into the grass. Phil. Hammes was 
leading when Cicero hove in sight, and he de- 
layed the procession a few seconds by leaving 
the road for the sidewalk. Benjamin, however, 
kept straight on in the road, and had the honor 
of rounding the turning stake first. A throng 
of people welcomed the wheelmen in the square 
in front of the Parker House. M. S. Weaver 
was there to check each contestant. 

Then, after the turning point, it was a game 
hustle to see who would get to Syracuse first. 
It was expected some one would drop out, but 
there was no intention on any part of giving up, 
Yehle and Phil. Hammes scorching for the 
lead. Yehle virtually set the pace all the way 
home by his pushing of Hammes. While pass- 
ing North Syracuse Robbins spurted from a 
position near the rear to the lead, and pedaled 
nearly a hundred yards in advance of the van. 
He could not hold it, however, and was soon in 
his old place. 

Penn, who had been playing a waiting race, 
was in the lead when Kirkwood Park was 
reached, where the contest was finished, and 
held it until the end. He was closely followed 
by F. P. Hammes, Benjamin and Yehle, in the 
order named. Penn' s time was ih. 53m. 40s. 

The summary of the race follows : 


G. B. Penn, Syracuse 6 points 

F. C. Yehle, Syracuse 5 " 

P. P. Hammes, Utica 4 " 

C. A. Benjamin, Syracuse 3 " 

P. C. Hammes, Utica 2 " 

J. C. Robbins, Utica 1 " 

Total 21 points 

Syracuse, 14 ; Utica, 7. The prize was a $25 marble 


The final race for the Citizens' sixteen mile medal 
at Wappingers Falls, N. Y., occurred on Saturday last, 
being won for the third time by E. Cashin, whose 
property it now becomes. I. P, Halliwell led until 
close to the line, when Cashin by a hard spurt passed 
him, his time being ih. 10m. Owing to the rain the 
course was heavy with mud. The medal is the result 
of a subscription list passed around among the citizens 
of the town in May, 1889, each one subscribing 25 cents; 
The first race occured May 30 18S0, and was won by 
Edward Cashin, in in. 3m., the course being to the 
1'oughkeepsie Cemetery and return, 10 miles. The 
second race took place Octobers, 1889, and was hotly 

contested, being won by L 1''. Halliwell, in 53m. with 

Cashin half a wheel behind. The third race was run 
on June 7, 1890, and was won by Cashin In 58m. 8s. 
The races have been watched with much interest by 
the townspeople. The officials were: Referee, W. R. 
Blythe ; starter, T. 10. Goring j timekeepers, John 
McCann. B. P. Clapp, i>. L. Walker ; checkers, Edward 

Brown, Samuel OVonnell. 

A. collision occurred in Buffalo recently between 11 
safety and. an ordinary, which resulted in .1 victor} 
for the high wheel, the low machine being badlj do 



Many visiting wheelmen were deterred from 
participating in the Fall meet of the Massachu- 
setts Division on Saturday last, and from wit- 
nessing the races under the auspices of the Lynn 
Wheelmen, by the general inclemency of the 
weather, although a fair sized crowd was in 
attendance. The meeting of the Division was 
held at the rooms of the Lynn Wheel Club, 
Chief Consul Emery presiding. The only busi- 
ness transacted was the acceptance of reports 
from the officers and standing committees of the 

The Chief Consul's report reviewed at con- 
siderable length the work accomplished by the 
Division, referring especially to the efforts which 
had been made in behalf of road improvement. 
The report of the Secretary-Treasurer was pre- 
sented by Charles S. Howard, and showed that 
there were 2,220 members m the Division, 1,275 
of which were renewals from the previous year, 
an increase of nearly 40 per cent, over all 
previous records. Never before has the Di- 
vision been so strong in numbers. 

A detailed report was presented showing the 
number of L. A.- W. members in the various 
cities of the State. Boston was reported . to 
have about 500 members, Worcester 150, New 
Bedford 136, Lynn 80, and Springfield 62. 

Shortly after 2 p. m. the parade started from 
City Hall Square with fifty-two wheels in line, 
led by Chief Consul W. H. Emery. Among 
those m line was A. H. Griffith, President of 
the Detroit Wheelmen, and there were also two 
ladies. Arriving at the grounds they found a 
large number of spectators and racing men 
waiting. All the leading wheeling organiza- 
tions within twenty miles of Boston were rep- 
resented and appeared at the track. The Y. M. 
C. A. park was well filled, and the track, while 
a little slow, being now fallen off from its former 
condition, was good enough to bring out speedy 

The events were begun at 3.15 p. m. and 
resulted as follows : 

One Mile Ordinary— James Clark, Dorchester, 
first ; C. M. Murphy, second ; W. M. Greenwood, Lynn, 
third. Time, 2m. 51s. 

One Mile Safety— C. M. Murphy, first ; T. D. 
Hutchins, Maiden, second ; Hugh Robson, third. 
Time, 2m. $i%s. 

One-third Mile Ordinary— W. M. Greenwood. 
first; A. E. Wiswell, second ; A. W. Poi-ter, third. 
Time, 49 4-5S. 

In the first heat Clark slipped his pedal and took a 
header and Murphy fell over him, putting them out of 
the race. 

One-third Mile Safety— T. D. Hutchins, first; 
C. M. Murphy, second ; Harry Tyler, third. Time, 
49 2 "5S- 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap— H. W. Porter, 
scratch, first ; Melville Leufest, scratch, second ; K. J. 
Clark, scratch, third. Time, 2m. 53 1-5S. 

One Mile Safety, Handicap— H. Robson, 60 yards, 
first; T. D. Hutchins, scratch, second ; S. Anderson, 
150 yards, third. Time, 2m. 43 1-5S. 

The officers of the race were: Referee, W. H. 
Emery, Boston. Judges, A. H. Griffith, Detroit ; 
C. W. Fourdrinier, A. D. Peck, Jr. Timer, 
William Atwill. Scorer, J. B. Earp. Clerk of 
Course, J. H. Shurman. Reception Committee, 
Charles E. Whitten, W. C. Jones, A. H. 
Carsley, W. Wiley, William Griffon, J. 11. 
Shurman, A. E. Wiswell, J. Earp. 


The wheelmen of Denver, Col., have just 
completed arrangements for a two days' tourna- 
ment, October 11 and 12. The now track at 
Sportsmen's Park has been completed, and the 
riders arc practicing on it daily. The riders 
who were recently expelled from the League 
will compete under the professional class, 

A large and valuable list of pri es has been 
donated by the merchants, which, in addition to 
cash prizes and medals offered by the union, 
will be well worth competing for. 

A lantern parade will be given prior to the 
tournament, and all wheelmen, whether mem- 
bers of thermion or not, are asked to partici- 
pate. Following is a list of the races: 
FIRST i>\y 

due mile novice, amateur ; hall mile, professional ; 

halt mile saiet \ race, novici ; two mile amateur, 
class; one mile professional heat race, 'hip; 

quarter mile, boys j one mile race,; one 

111 ilo amateur, ; 10 class; two mile lap race, amateur. 

1 , OND e w 

1 luarter mile, amatcui . one 1 ■end 

heat championship, on< mill sionoI;onv mile, 


[Vol. VI., No. 6. 



Mile flight 
Ulished in TUB Win 




on Thurs- 


K 1 made, 

• month, anil then go on to 

r the 1 itn >' the 

iDie t.i defeat on the 
tart was effected, the 

- . the next in 3' 
'<eing completed 
time for the fii 

I margin, but instead 

• red his next half mile 

in in. and finished the second mile in am. 

'..; the pre- 

With si: .il ad- 

In splendid style, and 

1- able to demolish 

ind four miles timet >n the 

I at the end of five miles was 

- taken 

broke Coleman (official timekeeper to the 

ii other reliable 


M - 

l'KL\ l"t - 

I ones 


7 5' 

'•'. redy 

. niticent pi 

■ ■ I. Mi'i ria, 

with pneu- 

mly congratulated. A C. 

I . A. H 1). |ai ks..n. II. 
I, and W. H 

W holds all 

I darter 

111 wi 



I miles. 

• turned 
. Wood 






W I shing performance i I 

.1 pneumat 

cry little on the path this year In I 
i'l on the track, wh 
: by ill health. At one time he was conhr. 

it- time After his recovery he gave 

n August 1 

Hying quarter In 

i. mounted on a pneumatic- 
KtY-tbree inches and weigh- 
ing twenty lour and one-half pounds. Immediately 
after starting he left his pacemakers far behind, and 
finished six and one-l de the pn 

record. W. C. [ones was born at SurbitOO -IK II 

mnei' and commi 

racing in ibSM. Ii herub-like, and 

ealthy. Since 188 , his mount 


At a meeting of the Riverside Wheelmen, held on 
Weill: Nesbitt and Kindley. 

N. Y. Club, met Messrs Powers and 

the Riverside Wheelmen, and arranged a team 

The race will be run by t. 

lub. The date will probably be the first Saturday 
ember, and the course will' be the Irvington-Mif- 

burn road, although the menu may be changed. We 

have recci . tain Knu;, <>t the Citi- 

zens' Club, stating that if the I be for tile 

Championship of New York City, other clubs should 
be allowed to enter, but upon inquiry we find that the 
lit of some nagging between the New 
York and Riverside Wheelmen, and isa private match 

I 1 1 K A I ■ \ 

Those gentlemen who are so much exercised in their 
minds over the same record question ought to know as 
well as I do that a few short Seating years will s. 

at records knocked into a cocked hat. It seems 
like the other day when Hob English's .-m. $4 1- 
Ball's Bridge track was cheered as a wonderful feat 
When Sellars did .111. ps. in America some of them 
positively ■ . e it in England. Where are 

they now* ? Dead and buried and busted, and regl 

as mere crawls. 1 am writing of five years ago. In 

five year-, hence those of us who will be privileged to 

live so long will scarcely remember Mecredv s .111. 

& By then we will be down to something like the 

trotting figures. Look at the Atlani Ten 

years ago who would have thought that the 
won: id is 

still going up. You cannot place any limit to the 
march of science, and in no u. ■nee made 

more headway than in furnishing us with means of 
rapid locomotion, for which nobody is annoyed with 

ept Mr. Ruskin I . 
are still but an infant. Lord help us, what will you be 
when vou grow up- The Scorcher in Irish Cycling 
Athletic News. 

A K it Hrockp' 

turday last, but the track 9 •: to permit 

of making creditable tin nr mile ordin- 

ary was won b; iirst ; Bert 

..IV. W M 

Con. One 

mile ink Kamnur, R A M 

ConollVi second 

Wilmington Wheel Club's second twenty-five 
mile 1 .-. hich is to take 

the !■ 

ted that Kluge, 
Van '■ Murphy, Hall. Bensinger, Dampman, 

' b I lain. I. id the 

! stall and end at the 

Dtl will be given while the 

At tin- 1 ommi 1 . mile 



1 July 

111 . ■• 4-,s 1 )n July 

until w c Joni 

down • -58. 



.f t 




will hold their club races on the i 

A writer in The Cyclist runs wild ovi 


any of the qua: o, but wh. 


and windy, and Laurie being in bad form, we knew 

- not an im: 
up our report of the I'eoria Meet, and without 
knowledge ol Jones' record., we stated that cither 
Murphy, BerlO, Kluge or Smith, with a month's ; 
■i a pneumatic tyre, could 

t am." 
the mark tor the balloon tyre. 

Jon, > equal to . 

arid one-hall .our. 

The wini. ifety mile at the Sui 

rode 1 th a very large solid 1 Holing 

: ' 

held -:..n being tin- Irish 

I the Irish mill 
: to mi us The one mile hand u by 

II O'Neill, 

championship was won by K N Stadnicki ; ttmi 

five mile championship of Ire 
ih. i gin s< 


d was Woll I 

I he pneumi 
to twenty-two miles 

The Detroit Wheelmen will hold their annual li.indi- 


been d ten prizes wi 

- held under tin 
Driving Park n at the 

resulted as follows : 


oond. Tii 

( INI Milk S mi i \ w Smith. 

Port Huron, second. Time, 4m. 1 

11 u.i Mid Ordinary '■ M J01 Burt 

Huletl Time, mi 

II \i 1 \1 II 1 1 Osborn, 

nd. Time, mi 
Mil I 1 IRDIN \\ '1 M I 

Hurt Hulett. second. Tim. 
The track v. 

Th. re are tv wheels in use at Lr 

ones ol the Wanderers' Athlct: I 
ue mile hand: 


The following I 
A A A garni s, Si I 

A. A 

M A. A. A 

Tiiki 1 Mil I Bl< N > 1 1 II wi'i. \r I' \ 
M A A .\ ! A McU 

1111., ■•■ 


the New York Athletic Club w 
on Satui 

being by 11 

.1 two mill 

: ordinal • 




At 1 


October 3, 1890.J 



IN stock for immediate shipment. No more of the long delays which are so annoying to 
riders. We are now prepared to fill all orders for the best safety on earth (b}^ name 
VICTOR) immediately on receipt. The best riding season of the year is yet to come 
and the possession of a Victor Safety will fit you to enjoy it to the full. Send your order to 
us or Victor agents. Catalogue on application. 

Overman Wheel Co., 






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[Vol. VI., No. 6. 

OF 7* FGW 

W. S. BETTS & CO., Jacksonville, Fla. 

" BRONCHO " has arrived, and I am very 
much pleased with it. I have had nearly every wheel- 
man in the city at my office examining it, and they all 
agree that it is the best thing in the safety line they ever 
saw. I find no difficulty in riding, and it is the easiest 
steering machine I ever rode. We have no hills of any 
account here to test the machine, but the few slight 
ones that we do have, I find the " RRONCHO " mounts 
as easily, almost, as it rides on the level. I have started 
quite a lot of enthusiasm in regard to it, and I will be 
able to place some at an early date. 

The " BRONCHO " Light Safety ordered for 
us by Mr. Persons has arrived. It is a beauty, and no 
ke, and has excited a great deal of interest among 
Cyclist! here. I think it is a great improvement on the 
first "BRONCHO." Shall do all I can to rush the 
"BRONCHO," and after the public gets used to the 
idea of a chainless safety, think there will be no difficulty 
in selling. 

Have just returned from Ocala. I took my 
ONCHO " with me, and although I am not much 
on fancy riding, I paralyzed the crowd by taking the 
saddle oil ..f the machine and riding on the pedals up a 
11 1 1 I . not a i ; KAMI'; They were all "dead stuck '• 
on my riding, and if I rould have had Persons there, 
Id have ; 1 them. 

CEO. F. B1GEL0W, First National Bank, Batavia, N. Y. 

wheel gives perfect - tion. 

J. I. BURNHAM, San Jose, Cal. 

"BRON4 HO " it creating a favorable impres- 

here. The riders all inn. irk its 

runni: | it runs casiet than their own. 

which are g< 54. 


0. H. DOWNY, Churubusco, Ind. 

I consider the "BRONCHO" to be without 
equal, and were it not for the fact that I at present own 
five machines of different makes. I certainly should 
invest. I have ridden the " BRONCHO," however, and 
to say that I am delighted with it would be putting it 
mildly, for I certainly think you have arrived at per- 
fection in the manufacture of a safety bicycle. It is the 
easiest riding wheel I ever mounted, has the most favor- 
able position, and, to my notion, has not an equal on 
the market. 

A. R. CURTIS, Alliance, 0. 

Received "BRONCHO" very promptly, for 
which please accept thanks. Would say, however, that 
the machine was not for myself, but for my brother. R. 
I!. Curtis. I am an ordinary rider, but have always been 
"stuck'! on "BRONCHO" since I first saw a cut of 
it. R. B. has never ridden a machine, but is getting 
along nicely and thinks there is no machine like the 
"BRONCHO." As for myself, I have not ridden the 
wheel enough to handle it as I would like, and t. 

that I am greatly pleased with it is not enough; 1 want 
to wail a little longer till I can handle it as I know I i an 
and at a later date, will write you in particular as to 
the many good point! whi< b I I an see, and only want a 

little practice to demonstrate, in the "BRONCHO." 

The local tgentS here, when asked about the 

•• BRONCHI »." paid no attention to n, representing the 

ni. i' bine U a " worthless experiment," Init yon ma\ 
U8Ured that we will do all in our power to make them 
hustle. I am draughtsman in the drawing office of the 

Morgan Engineering Co., and have ridden two pears. 

I think I am well posted in all kidNs of gearing, both as 

applied to bicycles and all other machinery, and every 

draughtsman and machinist knows the value of tooth 

ompared with < ham •. 

October 3, 1890.] 


WM. ELLIS, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

I am not a rider yet, but will be next season, 
and my mount will be the " BRONCHO." A friend of 
mine, Mr. T. P. Allen, has a "BRONCHO," and I have 
been trying it and am greatly delighted with it. There 
are five " BRONCHOS " in this city, and the riders are 
all well pleased with them and say they cannot recom- 
mend them too highly. For my part, I don't want a 
chain safety, as there is too much side draught; the 
chain being on one side, you cannot run the other 
straight. Of course, all chain wheelmen are working 
against the "BRONCHO." Any time I can do you 
gentlemen a favor, I shall be glad to do so. 

C. R. HARADON & SON, 137 State St., Springfield, Mass. 

The new model "BRONCHO" came to hand 
all right, and we are much pleased with it. It is indeed 
an elegant machine in every way ; no finer finished 
wheels are in the market. I am sure the enameling is 
simply superb. 

ROBERT JAMIESOH, Rochester, H. Y. 

I have examined the new "BRONCHO" 
Light Roadster, which, I think, is a great improvement 
on the old wheel. I have won a number of first prizes 
with my " BRONCHO," but think I can do better on 
one of the new wheels. 

W. H. HARPER, Allentown, Pa. 

I have studied the construction of different 
machines, and might say, to some degree, intelligently, 
and must say, after seeing the cut and short description 
in the sample of '' American ' Industry," that the 
mechanical ideas in the construction of the "BRON- 
CHO " have placed it in the lead of all other safeties in 
the market competing in the race for the goal of 

E. E. POWELL, Napoleon, 0. 

Wheel received. Am surprised at light running 
qualities of it. 

PAUL RAMSER, Rock Island, 111. 

I still think "BRONCHO" is the best safety. 
I can make other safeties look insignificant alongside, 
especially in point of stanchness and simplicity. I have 
started a list for a "BRONCHO " club. 

A. C. AUSTIN, Nashua, N. H. 

Arrived in due season with "BRONCHO,'* 
which already excites favorable comment, just from its 
appearance (no riding). The leaven works despite the 
heavenly dews. " BRONCHO'S " beauty is a drawing 
card. They all admire its appearance and are only 
anxious to try it. I DO wish I was a rider, for all eyes 
are turned this way. 

F. W. BURGER, 376 Greenwich Street, New York, N. Y. 

As a practical mechanic I have recently been 
carefully examining your machine, as to details of con- 
struction and general mechanical principles. To say 
the least, I am more than pleased with the simplicity 
and novel arrangements by which power without lost 
motion is conveyed to the driving wheel. 

GEO. W. KERR, Electrical Quartette, Ullie Akerstrom Co. 

Every one is very much taken with the new 
"BRONCHO," and I, myself, think it is the coming 
wheel. As soon as the season closes, will want to do 
some business with the " BRONCHO." Can handle 
the "BRONCHO " better than any other wheel. 

For ^atalo^ue apd ^cpts' 3<^r/T\s, apply to 




We«tboro\ Mass., V. S. A. 


| V,>i. VI.. No. 6. 


• ie Yonkers 
on Monday 

A W R. I [olden, mi i — ; C. 1" 


Burnham finis 

The di 

The new track at the bull grounds, Philadelphia. 

ombined race meet of 

•ark Avenue Wheelmen and Quaker City Wheel- 

A twenty-five mile i ■■ II be among the 

events, the course starting near Paoli on thi 

nding on the track. 


wheelmen ol Franklin, 

I >hii>. will Imlil u meet 

The Detroit Wheelmen will hold a twenty-six mile 
■ r 4. and several handsome prises will 
I The course is from Pontine to Detroit. 

The Young Hen's Christian Association, of Cham- 

•ion and musical enter- 
uent to the cyclers of that town recently. 

The athletic department ot the Y. M, C. A., of Cleve- 
land, o., held several i connection with 

their athletic events September 

Schafer and K. L. Kile, of London, 
in lowering the existing road record for 

fifty miles, held by Holbein, with the win. I against 
them at times, ami for thirty miles without pace- 
makers. Both rode Ormonde pneumatic safeties. i,.r 
which Banker \- Campbell are agents in this country. 

Owing to the wet weather of Saturday last, the 
slyn Bicycle Club postponed their ten mill 
over the county road at Westfield until to-mor- 

Hai Minn., roil. 

> in twelve hours on September .• ;, which is the 

I for Minnesota He star- lock a.m., 

Hiring the day was paced by various riders. 

timekeeper, and 
irae was measured by the City Surveyor. 

The Rovers' Cycle Club, of Charlestown. .Mass., will 
•heir annual century run next Sunday, anil it is 
that several members will raaki 
miles in ten hours. 

H. H. Hallock, Of Amherst College, who holds the 

Knghmd Intercollegiate two mile championship, 

will enter the A. A. C. race under the colors of the 

champion, wdl, it is 
■ n. Ills father is 
' as authority for the statement. 


I'm Whim b) W 

I .aw\ i r. Washington, I > c.] 

No, 4,'.--... Bicycle lock. Kate Parke, (': 
111. Filed April »8, 1890. Serial N 

436,811. Bicycle I. E. Stump, Cleveland, i 
Filed Februa 

■ N o, 111. 

hiled May 16, 189a Sena! N 

N '" mtrk. \. |. 

Piled January 14, 189a Serial No. ; ;'.,886. 

1 lectric sicn.d for bicych - < , « . 
Jiran, Chicago, III. piled Jim, 

Ie. Richard Flachs, Dn 
Germany. Piled May 1, 1890. Serial No 

Bicycle II 1 Ii ... in. 

I'lled Nov. 7, 1889. Serial No. 1.11,583. 

Ie brake lock. T. J. Clover. 

ington, I). C. Piled July .1, ,...,.. s 

W< . Pyn for cycle wheels, a. 11. Overman, 

Springfield, Mass. piled |ulv 1 

McCarthy, London, Bng. 

Hied Jan. 14, 1887 Serial N 


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tweel I • 

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und fancy riding 
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ted by I. 0. 

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Missis Bret/., Curtis ,v c..., of Philadelphia, have 

to feel extremely proud of the performan. 

complished by Jones on a Referee, for which wheel 
this company are the sole agents in this country. The 
Referee now holds world's records from one' to five 

A cushion-tyred ordinary has been tin 
much attention and interest fa) Devonshire and lorn- 
wall for the last ten days. 

!•". <;. Potter, "I Norwich. Conn., has invented a new 
saddle, the great advantage of which is th, a 
perineal pressure and vibration. It is a pliabli 

extremely soft india-rubber saddle, and is torn 
two pieces of black rubber which arc moulded il 
suitable shape and joined round the edges, thus form- 
ing a chumber which is filled with air bv means 
small, self-acting valve at the peak en i Idle. 

The whole affair is then mounted on an iron plate, and 
can be had with or without spiral springs. 

The latest catalogue of the Banker & Campbell Co., 

Limited, New Y..ik. s,,u- importers ol Lh< Ormonde 
• 1 option of the Sympol tan 

which somewhat resembles a regular safctv in 
lice, with a seal constructed over the rear v. 
1'hc tandem is especially adopted lor ladies .: 
the forward seat, and can readily bi ntO a 

single machine. The Ormonde lull light 

Iter, road racer. Hack racer, and ladies' wheel arc 

lAed in the 1 k. t... 

with a description ol other patti 

Ormonde brand. The firm also show a full line of 
lanterns and sundries of every kind. 

The ( Ivennan Win I I 

.11 from Wilkeabari 1 
will be phased if any one receiving 

s wheel will notify them. 

I of the little sundries recently put on the 

market have met with such 

Victor wrench, manufactured by thi • 1 
.1 v. heal ii .1 lai ge numbi 

speak favorably of this little article, win 
strung and When Hie u - 

all nut, the thre 1 
easily from the nut. which is 

had a large sale tl, 

lea. Ill 

Han I Swii 

■ 1 ' 
1 n d we 1 1 - 1 i I 

on thi 

in publishing the first dius- 

the pneumatic tyre whii h 
country is commended on all • 

BJ tide, and adds this 

•■■il tot thi 11-in- 

I article to last week's WHEEL, in which it 

.I well-executed w l-cut illus- 

the text. The article is probablj oneol the 

.tinted in this . ..untrvon the subject of the piuu- 

lo.rmiilly & |, Iferv have a sp 

. -nt in this issue of tub Wheel 

' hi. us; to the trade. The firm 
is prepared to make favorable quotations to the I 

"" ric ;... dais, wcl.llcss steel tubing; also ..n 

ami leather sundries generally. 

Si ptember 17 reports Kirk 
Brown in Dublin. 

than nine Dew patents on teres and rims 
taken out in KnglanJ during one wei 

Pope Mfg. CO. will so. .n build a handsome and 
commodious building at the corner of Columbus 
nueand Berkeley Street, Boston, which is the centre 
of the up town DlCVCle trade. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ceely of the Holborn Cycle Club, 

nd, are now residing in Brooklyn. Mr. Ceely 

reral mounts with him to this country, 

among them being an Olvmpic tandem tricycle, fitted 

with cushion tvres. 

There were 108 ladies is the procession of the I. a 

W. at Niagara I'alls. and two ot them attended the 
vention and voted like the men.- Whetting. 

esteemed contemporary is just a bit mistaken. 
id not vote "like men" but like women, 
with any amount of blushing and soothing, the 
laughing at the other, as women will when they think 
they are in an awkward position. 

utbern club Is reported t<> recruit its rank 
buying a wheel for those who join the organization, 
the newcomers to repay the money expended by the 
club in monthly installments. The plan is said ti 
highlv s 


ii Mews the Yelox Cycle Co. have s tar ted 

Mr. Kidman, of Yefox lame, is the prin- 
cipal partner. The above address is only temp- 
pending the completion of larger prena 

Its' Co. have just laid down 

plant for the manufacture of their patent double- 

a hollow rims suitable for cushion and pnctimat- 

tremely light and gua 

teed not to buckle, and the company are prepan 

deliver same in large quantities without delay and at 

mentioned in our la*- 
the invention ol Mr. Winston has been antmpat. 
in ol Kay, Dumbill & Worthingtoa, of !• 
who had a tented the 

are now prepared to place lame on the market. 

taken out In England 

for new tyres and rims and Improvemi 

known mounts of Messrs. Qondby, 
Iverhampton, can now 

■ lain that I 
n on their manufai tures next season, 
iut to open .1 factory in Coventr) Ln 

'. and the 
having to 

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Its in their home tram 

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October 3, 1890.] 



Never, since the first wheel was ridden in Syracuse, 
have club men, unattached wheelmen and the unsus- 
pecting outside public been so thoroughly aroused 
over wheeling matters as they are at present. The 
cause of all this your correspondent will endeavor to 
say. It is to all loyal club men an interesting yet sor- 
rowful, and by many considered to be a disgraceful 
story. The heretofore high standing of the parties 
primarily interested, both as regards club life and 
social prominence in the city, makes the " fake " more 
serious, and consequently increases the force of the 
denunciation hurled at them and indirectly at the cy- 
cling club. A club which could inaugurate and carry 
out so successful a gathering of wheelmen as the New 
York State Division meet, must have acted with prac- 
tical unanimity, and the fact that the present uproar 
is the first break in the peaceful history of the club is 
deeply regretted by the members and the many citi- 
zens who were justly proud of the record made on 
September i and 2. 

The Syracuse Cycling Club alone and unaided, aside 
from the very generous aid of the press, gave the 
State meet, taking all responsibility and doing all the 
work. Every man worked ; there were no kickers, 
and the Syracuse business men were not called upon 
for a penny to aid in making the success. The Execu- 
tive Committee of that meet were as follows : Vice- 
Consul Charles W. Wood, Chairman ; Fred Brigham, 
G. Howard Avery, L. S. Wilson, Clarence W. Wood, 
Charles C. Truesdell and R. Grant Wadsworth. This 
committee has not yet been officially discharged. The 
services of the members were tendered to the club 
and to the League, the only pay they asked being the 
success of the meet and the addition to the excellent 
reputation of the cycling club for square dealing and 
courteous treatment. They were well paid. The 
affairs of the recent meet are now nearly closed up, 
but before this had been done the club has been put 
through a fiery furnace by some of the very men who 
worked so hard upon that committee. They have 
queered the organization and themselves. The story 
is this : 

Ten or twelve days ago Vice-Consul Charles W. 
Wood, chairman of the committee, received a tele- 
gram for W. J. Corcoran, Berlo's trainer, who was 
then with Berlo and the English cracks, Laurie and 
Willis, in Chicago, asking if a "record-breaking" 
meet could not be arranged for a day within a week 
at Kirkwood Park. On a review of all the facts in the 
case, it was plainly apparent that this telegram was 
addressed to Wood in his official capacity, and not to 
Wood as an individual. He, however, assumed the lat- 
ter theory, and had a conference with one or two other 
members of his committee. He made up his mind 
that his " gratuitous services " for the State meet were 
worth nothing less than $500, and has so stated public- 
ly. His confidante also believed that they were money 
out. A meeting of a majority of. the committee was 
held, and it was agreed to go on and give a " World's 
Record Breaker" at Kirkwood and pocket the pro- 
ceeds, taking what they could make above paying 
Corcoran and the racers as their share for volun- 
teered labor before and during the State meet. 
A special meeting of the club was held a week 
ago to act upon their request to allow the 
races to be given under the auspices of the club. 
Their request was denied, and upon the presentation 
of the club's side of the case, they quickly withdrew 
their request, promising to correct the impression that 
the races were to be a club affair, which had been 
made by them in their unauthorized announcements 
in the public press. This they failed to do. Prizes 
were solicited from merchants by the committee in 
the name of the club, an action that was not deemed 
wise in making preparations for the State meet. The 
committee agreed to cease this action and to pay for 
what prizes they had already obtained. They did not 
stop, but on the contrary as late as Friday solicited 
from a carpet dealer a rug which was given to them 
in the belief that it was to benefit the club. 

Corcoran, Berlo, Laurie and Willis came to Syra- 
cuse. They stayed here a week. Telegrams were 
sent by Corcoran to many of the leading racing men 
urging them to come, but they on being informed that 
the meet was to be a private rather than a club affair, 
refused to come, so that the men mentioned above 
were the only crack ones to appear on the track in a 
fake attempt to break world's records. The public 
was duped owing to the trickery of some one who sup- 
pressed an announcement by the club thai the races 
were not under the club's management, and faith in 
cycling events on the track lias been given a Sevi re 
shake-up. This is hard to bear alter the highly suc- 
cessful meet so recently given, and in the face of all 
the kind words that have been spoken favorable to the 
club, the managers Of the meet, and to square raring 
.hi the cycling path, Personal faith in the givers 01 
this dismal failure lias gone out of sight, and their 
stock on tin- market is not quoted, while two weeks 
ago it was above par. There nas been a "slump" in 

the market ; the bottom is out and they are not in it 

The committee who put up this job on the club and 
on the public are Vice-Consul Charles W. Wood, Fred 
Brigham, G. Howard Avery and Clarence W. Wood. 
The other members of the committee were loyal to the 
club. " Lute " Wilson refused to have anything to do 
with the affair after the matter had been fully pre- 
sented. Wadsworth was out of the city during the 
entire time, and Truesdell was not invited or did not 
attend the meetings of the committee. 

In the presence of about 700 people the racers went 
around the track. The "record breakers" made the 
following times : 

Match Race, America vs. England, Best Two 
in Three, Half Mile Heats— H. E. Laurie, England, 
first; P. J. Berlo, America, second. Time, first heat, 
im. 21 2-5S.; second heat, im. 36 3-5S. 

One Mile Safety— George B. Penn, first; F. C. 
Yehle, second. Time, 3m. 51 2-5S. 

One Mile Ordinary, Open— P. J. Berlo, first ; E. J. 
Willis, second. Time, 3m. 27 2-5S. 

One Mile Ordinary, Club— George B. Penn, first ; 
F. C Yehle, second. Time, 2m. 29s. 

One Mile Safety, Open— P. J. Berlo, first ; E. J. 
Willis, second ; F. W. Fischer, third. Time, 3m. 2 2-5S. 

Half Mile Ordinary, Open— P. J. Berlo, first ; 
E. J. Willis, second ; George B. Penn, third. Time, 
im. 32s. 

One Mile, Invitation Race— P. J. Berlo, first ; E. 
J. Willis, second. Time, 3m. 9 2-5S. 

H. E. Laurie vs. Kearney, Horse, Half-mile 
Dash— Kearney, first . H. E. Laurie, second. Time, 
im. us. 

After the events Laurie tried to break his record on 
a pneumatic wheel for half-mile distance, im. 15s. He 
was paced the first quarter by Berlo and the last 
quarter by Willis. He succeeded, however, in making 
no better time than im. 15 4-5S. 

The only square and legitimate race of the day was 
the twenty-five mile road race between Syracuse and 
Utica, with a three mile finish on the track. The race 
was started from the Alhambra Rink at 12 o'clock, 55 
minutes and 10 seconds. The Syracuse team consisted 
of G. B. Penn, F. C. Yehle and C. A. Benjamin. The 
Uticans were F. P. Hammes, champion of Central 
New York; P. C. Hammes, his brother, and J. C. 
Robbins. P. C. Hammes and Yehle rode ordinaries 
and the others safeties. On Decoration Day, 1889, the 
Syracuse Cycling Club defeated Utica at Rome. This 
year, on Decoration Day, Utica did up Syracuse, and 
the race yesterday was the rubber. The first man in 
the team race to enter the track was Penn, closely 
followed by F. P. Hammes, Yehle and Benjamin. 
P. C. Hammes then came in, and Robbins half a mile 
behind. Penn made the last three miles in 9m. 43s. 
Penn crossed the tape at the windup at 2.49, making 
the 25 miles in 1 hour, 53 minutes and 40 seconds. 
Yehle finished second and F. P. Hammes third, Ben- 
jamin fourth, F. C. Hammes fifth and Robbins sixth. 
Syracuse thereby had the race in 14 points against 7 
for Utica. 

What action the Club will take in view of all the 
facts in the case remains to be seen. The members 
are hot enough to make it warm for the " race 


It can be truly said that the first monthly reception 
and "ladies' night" of the Manhattan Bicycle Club 
was a most enjoyable and pleasant event. Owing to 
the disagreeable and threatening weather, however, 
the large gathering that usually partakes of the hos- 
pitality of the club did not materialize ; still the club 
rooms were comfortably filled. The first dance on the 
card, a waltz, had a large field of entries, none of 
whom seemed desirous of cutting the pace, and conse- 
quently it was a disgusting loaf until the last lap, 
when Prof. Pedersen and mate got the lead and held 
it to the finish, crossing the tape half a length ahead 
amid wild applause from the grand stand. Well ! 
well ! (This comes from sending the racing reporter 
to a ball.) The parlors were tastefully adorned with 
floral and other decorations, and the order of dancing 
cards were artistically executed, there being twenty 
pieces— ten before and ten after intermission. Prof. 
Charles J. Schwab, the musical director, set many of 
the "Merry Monarch" airs to dance music, which 
were greatly appreciated. Refreshments were served 
during intermission, and at 3.30 a. m. the reception 
came to a happy close. 

The Building Committee have reported that $500 of 
the guarantee fund has not as yet been subscribed 
for. The club is issuing bonds bearing 6 per cent, 
interest for the entire amount of the fund. Any one 
desiring to invest a small sum of money has here a 
good opportunity. The bonds will be issued in con- 
venient amounts. 

On the fourth Friday of each month throughout the 
Winter a reception will be held at the club house, and 
all are invited to attend. The committee in charge 
are J. A. Clairemont, D. H. Thistle, J. D. Conner, P. (1. 
Keane, S. Freidburger and W. H. Pederson. 

The following committee have been appointed to 
arrange for the 1890-91 reception, which will probably 
be held in the Lenox Lyceum, the halls engaged on 
previous years proving too small for the vasl throng 
that always attend this affair of the club; Albert 
Shire, Chairman ; I). II. Thistle, 1''. 11. llowlaiHl, J. 1). 
Conner, George T. Stein, w. II. Pederson, 

The bowling contingent have secured alleys at 

George R. liidwcll's new athletic building, and arc 

doing some good practice work, encouraged by the 
presence of their lady friends, 

in many districts in Ireland the police are mounted 
on bicycles. A correspondent relates how lie recently 

en ill e upon a boily of BIX of " 1 lie finest " all riding 1 In 
sidewalks and footpath, while lie, a common, every 

• i:i\ mortal, bumped along the road. 


the .solus cycling club road race. 

Bob Ehlert has been pretty much out of racing for 
the last year or so, but presidential honors having but 
recently fallen upon him, it was only natural that he 
should shake off his lethargy, or what ever else has 
held him back, and kick a pedal in his club's annual 
road race. Bob isn't in racing form, but those who 
knew him best named him as winner of the time 
medal long before the race was run just the same. 
True, the handicappers placed Walter Bray on scratch 
with him, and there was to be found those who thought 
Walter would "do" him, still the "talent" clung to 
Ehlert. They knew that Chas. Wittenberg was a 

Eretty speedy man, and predicted that his chances of 
nishing well up were good, but that he would finish 
ahead of either Bray or Ehlert, or Bodach for that 
matter, in the race for the time medal, was hardly 
thought of. But, as in many another instance, the 
"talent " was completely upset. 

The race was run September 28, over the Humboldt- 
Garfield Parks course — distance, a trifle short of ten 
miles — and the following tells best just how far off the 
" talent " really was : 

Handi- Actual 
cap. Time. 
No. Name. m. s. m. s. 

1 J. T. Delfosse 6.30 34.30 

2 W. C. Hasse 10.00 38. 15 

3 Charles Wittenberg 2.30 31.30 

4 W. Keese 8.00 3704 

5 J. Warhurst 9.00 38.45 

6 J. Hoepe 5.15 35.10 

7 J.Schneider 4.15 34.53 

8 J. A. Erickson 3.00 34.02 

9 E. Andrews 5.15 36.18 

10....J. J. Carmody 4.30 35.34 

11.... F. Bodach 0.30 32-03 

12 J. Bartholdi 5.30 3710 

13 C. Delfosse 4.30 36.18 

14 j *W. Ernest 5.30 37.20 

15 / *G. Allison 5.30 37-20 

16. ...R. H. Ehlert .' Scratch 31.55 

17 H. Brandt 6.00 37.58 

18 Walter Bray Scratch 32.23 

19 F. W. Woodrich 5.00 38.04 

'20 S. Baumister 3.30 36.45 

21.... E. Stoetzel 3.30 37-00 

22 F. Wittenberger 4. 30 38. 10 

23 F. Weinberger 4.00 37.41 

24. . . .C. C. Dose 7.00 41.02 

25 F. A. Frees 7.00 42.00 

26 F. J. Claussen 6.00 41.40 

27 H. A. Kohler 1.15 37.35 

♦Dead heat. 

On the 27th, the second of the Lakeview Cycling 
Club's series of five mile road races for the McConnell 
medal was contested over the Edgewater course, F. 
Ward finishing a good first in 16m. is.; C. A. Wescott 
second. Jos. Stillwell, the winner of the previous 
contest, was disabled by a header. 

Being out of the Mid-winter League, the Lincoln's 
baseball friends have formed a more advantageous 
and more distinctively cycling indoor baseball organ- 
ization, consisting of the Lincoln, Chicago and Illinois 
Cycling Clubs and the Harvard Social Club. Sam 
Crawford, of the Lincolns, is its president. 

Van Sicklen has recovered both his Light Champion 
and his Victor which were stolen from his residence 
while he was at Peoria. Some "triend" of his "bor- 
rowed " them during his absence and pawned them 
for $65. Van has been in hard luck lately. It is only 
a short time since another " friend " forged his name 
to a number of checks and defrauded quite a number 
of bicycle houses. 

F. Sparks, with the John Wilkinson Co., is also a 
victim of the bicycle thief, a Rover safety being his 

J. G. Modene, a one-legged rider of this city, has 
accepted the challenge of "Prof." Charles Kilpatriek, 
the Danville wheelman who aspires to the one-legged 
championship, and the same who entertained the 
grand stand at Peoria with an exhibition of trick rid- 
ing. Modene names Parkside as the place, October 15 
as the day, and anything above one mile as the dis- 

A ten mile bicycle race for the Contractor's Cup is 
to be contested at Parkside on October 4 in connection 
with the international athletic games. As the record 
has to be broken to win the trophy, the contractors 
are more than likely to keep the cup for a while yet, 
at least. 

It looks now as if the north side will have a track, 
the Ravenswood people seemingly being in earnest. 
They hold another meeting to-morrow night to still 
further advance the project. With the track and 
Sheridan drive completed, the north siders should 
prove quite some pumpkins in more ways than one. 

The Chicago Bicycle Co. has been incorporated ; 
capital, $125,000. 

According to the daily press. Alderman Roth is to 

introduce an ordinance requiring bicycles to carry 
lighted lamps after dark. Heretofore the ordinance 

was applied solely in the parks and on the|hoiilov.irds, 
and presumably this new move lamps shall be 
Carried everywhere. It is hardly access. u\ to ■i^tl 

that other vehicles will continue to be permitted to 
disregard the law. \ 1;. 

Another "German chemist " has dis a pro- 
cess b\ which he can extract aluminum from common 

Clay .il .1 eosl ol 1 , cent 9 .1 pound . at present aluminum 

costs $5 a pound. Every month or two si srmaji 

chemist," the name and address never being given, 

discovers a cheap process lor producing aluminum, 
but the thing never conies to .1 head, and we are left 

wondering to what uses this precious metal won 

put when once it is cheapened i>\ the way, aluminum 

has been tested in tins coun 

in- pin poses, an, I lias been I, mini to be loo son. As 

now made, it bends loo easiU . 


[Vol. VI.. No. 6. 


Thi :ing Club is having a howling 

here just at present. The battle of the ! 

■. and, bein- 
appe. • r the wtv To 

of the BuiT. 
ving the i ub, anil he 

.ng the infantile organisat 

lion. The club is but three 
ir months old ami has a membership of rift 
and between fifty and sixty api r member- 

■ acton. There is every probability that when 

.at the Press Cycling Club 
will be the leader in the city of Buffalo. At a meeting 
held I oughly re- 

organize on a plan that would meet the extraordinary 
th of the club. M GBths, Wade and Wil- 

ppointed a committee to pi stitu- 

tion. lone in a liberal manner. The com- 

mute 1 that an Me wheelman of 

the city b. .is eligible lor membership, but 

that a majority of the officer* be newspaper mei 
that the ink-slinger have the controlling vote on com- 
mittee-.. This was unani:. 

: the club. The following officers were 

elect. e until April next: President, G. W. 

• Vice-President, H. 1'. Thompson; 

try, E. 
p [1 rer. W. W. Wilson; Captain, A. B. 

Hub) .Captain, Charles T. I'll. 

Lieutenant, C. H. Callahan; Second Lieutenant. \V. 

■ rman; Bugler, A. K. Strong; Color Bearer, K. C. 
At an early date the club will acquire head- 
quarters in the 1 k. .Main Street, near to the 

-i'aper offices. At present the members meet in 
parlo: en Street. 

The recently-: Cycling Club and the 

men are hand and . ther. When one 

club ' ' '■' run the other club is in- 

incalculable advant.i. 
when one of the ink-slingers breaks himself up the 

We have "s" 1'ark in Buffalo of which we 

are proud. The only think' we kick against : 
peop for fear of being 

"run in." The regulations are more than >tr; 
all red ta| lid the other day, "If 

ii the pari. 00 $5, and if 

lon't wink 
boating, sheep-. tying and 

.:. but the wheelmen are positively 11 

- a fine 
1 '.most 
wheelmen are ; 

1 com- 
irait upon the l*ark Commissioners and re- 
• that a track be built for tin 


1 know, this committi 
Sort in tha at. Won: 

•ie year, an<l if we arc not smart, 
icn, will »>c "left agail 11 

% s wc want a track bad ei 
s and it s 


ir times this season, and ; 

A topic Ol conversation in local cycling circles 

le, the ob'» 
which would be the promotion of cycling in this 
vicinity. I am strongly in favor of the idea 
operation is often the keystone to success. We 
haven't enough of it in Buffalo's wheeling world. I 
am inclined to think that if the city league idea was 
1 through the proper channel and presented in 
proper form, th. i -..ill and Jenkins would fall 

in with the scheme. 1 am not as yet familiar with the 
plan as formulated by a private committee which 
meets on Swan Street, but I should suppose it to be on 
the b.. ted by and to the Chicago wheel clubs 

be no question but tha 
want of an organization here to bind our 

7,000 wheelmen together— many of whom an 
course, too young to join the L. A W Now, Mr. Bull 
and Mr. Jenkins, your ideas on this matter. 

Just fan Ition introduced at the Buffalo 

Bicycle Club suggesting that the club abandon the 
Wonder the sky didn't fall ? 

Tuesday, October 7, is the regular monthly meeting 
of the Ramblers, and [ strongly advise the friei; 
the League to be present. I am told that a discussion 
will be raised on the League question, as well as other 
- of the utmost importance. 

By the way. the Hustlers are preparing for a - 
winter, ami contemplate forming a minstrel and 
" nigger troupe. ' By all means do it. The only objec- 
tion I have to such features is that the members some- 
times take it into their hea - mcbody— 
and that's killing. Kx-Captain Ed. Deitger will be 
married shortly. I wonder if the "colored troupe" 
will take a notion to discourse sweet music outside his 
residence after the great ceremony. 

A great international athletic meeting will be held 
here October n. Th' Harriers, of England ; 

the Manhattan Athletic Club, of New York, and the 
athletic clubs will participate. In a note above. 
1 lamented that there was not a greater spirit • 
operation demonstrated among the Buffalo clubs, but 
regarding this great meet, nearly every club in the 
city appears to be willing to assist. The other night a 
meeting of representatives of the athletic and wheel- 
ing clubs was called, and asked to put their shoulder 
to the wheel and iiowing the foreigners and 

rsthat Buffalo is a booming city of sport. The 

Iroqi: S< vciity-l'ourth Regiment A 1 . 

the Rami.' 

:ig Club, all the Cricket clubs, Buffa 
Club, and, indeed, nearly every other athletic and 
cycling organization in the city, sen! 
with the exception <d the Buffalo*, Why the t 

I d to put in an appearance I do not 
know. I think, however, it must hav 

sight ins 1-. !..., well known for bis courtesy 

.ii nist. nit that he purj 
■ nyhow, thi -■nt prom- 

■ help, ami the matter will be brought before the 
clubs. Ti. b will call a special 

•ig, form a 

• •nly will all th: 
:ig about sin 1 ess, - the interna 1 

rned, but it will put the Athleti 

club has 7™. members. 

1 had Intended, in this letter, to | 
and comii,' 

• Ct table of 
•■ r must wait. 

nging up in this 

1 thin! 

• wo hundri 



1 lent W A • 1 Wheel- 

men. • 
Trustees of the club at fill 

y evening of t 

» ' 
fteen, and the n club 

to the uti: cry 

dignitary present, from thi 

hhorn. threw dignity to the u 
and d the menu amid much exul 

spirits. After the cloth had been removed I 
business meeting of the Hoard was held. In ord 
promote gl ■ -ring 

ning months, it 
mittee to arrangi and billiard tournament, 

and M i-r, Thome and C. <■ 11. 

decided upon as a committee to hunt up a centrally 

I four-story bo iumn 

... Longing eyes hav< upon 

a certain unoccupied structure on Clinton street, out 

inubtful II ory arrangement 

made for removal at present After a deal ol dia 
sion, both pro and con. it was finally hold 

! tournament in the Belleville Avenue 
Rink about the middli iber. Vai 

mittees will be appointed at once. an.'. DC is 

fully aware of the fact tha: 

requires an endless amount of preliminary hard work, 
and is willing to perform an allotted portion 
scheme should bring some shekels into the club's 

On Sunday of "... N. Thome compete 

the club twenty-four hour : 
a. m. He i! ring the fi: - 

remain unknown until th. 
of the season. On the coming Sun 
Swain intends to put in a bid for the medal. II. 

night, and will t» 
various club members. On t : 
course last Sunday W. E. Ki in 

hours, upsetting McLaughlii and 

Mi Laughlin rode .-,= miles in twenty-tour hours, put- 
ting an end to I tor that time. 

A novel and decidedly peculiar looking wheel has 
been invented . but 

whether it will 1 

be decided. It -.rge driving « 

mounted upon a framework sui 1 small 

wheels in front and a steering wheel in the rear. The 

i ..tie similar to !':. 
and i 

the fi the forward wheel-., a s. 

over ' heel, and ! 

much in the same manner . 
In appearance it resembles 
a tricycle-like frame. The invention 
twenty claims. Inn wherein !:• .ints 

led machine appears to 1. 1 -.111. 
of a mystery. 

The firm 
rather unique depart.: 

h in 


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October 3, 1890.J 



The year 1890 has been a red letter year in cycling 
in this village, and an unusual interest has been 
developed in the sport among our citizens. New 
riders have come to the front, while those who were 
credited as being good have surprised not only them- 
selves, but astonished their friends as well, by their 
achievements. Never in the history of our village has 
so much interest been manifested by our citizens gen- 
erally as has been shown this year in wheel races. Not 
only did they encourage the boys by their attendance 
on the days of the races, which have always drawn out 
large crowds, but they have cheerfully put their hands 
into their pockets and liberally responded when called 
upon to do so. And these events, occurring frequently 
as they did throughout the summer, have not been 
without accruing much good to our village in many 
ways. They have served to keep our people from 
leaving town on Saturday half holidays in search of 
sport and amusement, and at the same time have 
drawn people into town. 

In a town of this size, with as many good wheels as 
arc owned here, with as much good racing blood as 
this season's sport has shown, and with as live a club 
as the W. W. Cr, we should also have a good track. 
Handicapped as our boys have been by being com- 
pelled to resort to the main road to race, up hill and 
down, in all sorts of conditions, they have given us 
good sport, but how much more could we have had 
with a track at our disposal? A good track would 
pay for itself, and pay good dividends to the stock- 
holders, for it would not only be patronized by our 
wheelmen, but by those owning horses, and at the 
same time could be so located that picnics and ball 
games could be held on the grounds, and thus quite a 
revenue derived from these sources. 

During the month of June a subscription paper was 
started to raise money to purchase a medal to repre- 
sent the three mile championship of the village for 
iSgo, and the sum of $32 was raised. With this a hand- 
some gold medal was purchased, also one for second 
man. A committee was appointed and articles drawn 
up. The rules called for four races, to be run every 
two weeks, the winner of each event to be debarred 
from entering any of the other races until the last, 
which was to include the four winners of the trial 
heats, who were to compete for the medal. The first 
race was won by Edward Cashin in 12m. 23s. I. F. 
Halliwell captured the second race in 12m. 12s., and 
Leister the third, 11m. 17s., while in the last trial heat 
Marlor was victorious in 12m. 32s. In the final Marlor 
crossed the line four seconds ahead of Cashin, winning 
in 12m. iSs. Halliwell was a close third. 

The Wappingers team, composed of Messrs. Cashin, 
Halliwell and Marlor, defeated the Poughkeepsie team 
at the recent county fair, and, with the races for the 
sixteen mile medal, the best riders have been kept 
pretty active. 

The Wappingers Wheel Club was organized in the 
Kali of 1887, with the following charter members: W. 
K. Ro5 r , A. M. Roy, Charles L. Hargreaves, James 
Hunter, Daniel L. Walker, Irving F. Halliwell, John 
Hunter, Edward M. Marlor, Harry H. Brown, Chris. 
B. Winne, B. Frank Clapp, Elmer L. Cole, S. A. Sim- 
mons and William McCormack. The new Grinnell 
Library was at that time nearly completed, and in this 
beautiful building a suite of rooms was leased by the 
club, and fitted up especially for their occupancy. 
New and elegant furniture was purchased, as well as 
a tine line of pictures and a piano, while later a pool 
table was added ; thus it will be seen the club com- 
menced life under the most brilliant circumstances. 
The club grew, both in membership and in popular 
favor, until now they hold a place second to none in 
our village. But the club has not only prospered 
financially and socially far beyond the fondest hopes 
of its promoters, but it stands to-day, although yet in 
its infancy, with members whose riding abilities rank 
A 1 with any in this section. Its officers are : Presi- 
dent, C. B. Winne; Secretary, Mervin Farrell ; Treas- 
urer, E. M. Marlor; Captain, I. F. Halliwell; Lieu- 
tenant, E. C. Cashin; Color Bearer, D. L. Walker; 
Bugler, B. F. Clapp. 

On October 4 a ten mile handicap will be run under 
the auspices of the club. Many entries have been re- 
1 lived, which, with good roads, will make a fitting 
finale to a most successful racing season. 


The new quarter mile track is not such a bad one, 
after the little preparation it has received, and with 
the work to be put on it in a short while, it will prove 
very fast next year. It is oval, but the turns are not 
banked, which defect will be remedied, and the track, 
which is about twelve feet wide, will be made about 
twenty or twenty-five feet wide, and possibly wider in 
the stretch. 

Already talk about League meet arrangements has 

commenced, with a- view to having everything fully 
discussed and all details completed for the next year's 
Slate meet, which takes place here in June. 

Chief Consul Lamb has been prompted to a promin- 
ent anil lucrative position by the L. it N. Railroad. 
The tiling necessitating regret is that the genial "A. 
J.'' has to make his headquarters elsewhere' than in 
this city, and loeal riders lose a most agreeable com- 

Howard Jefferis, who went for the State all day 

record, made it is; miles— on a safety. The best pre- 
vious was 140 miles, by Percy Bettison. 

Prince Wells has made tin- purchase ol Johnston 

Simpson & Co.'s agency, and will hereaftei bq ii" 

<;. & |. wheels along with the Sine., rs, 

There exists quite a rivalry between Tom Jefferis 
and [acob Bauer in a racing way, Tom ha capl uri >i 
a number of firsts oil" Jake aftoi 1 lose and exi iting 

finishes, but Jake got the time medal for la ;tesl mile 
,111 i meet. A tew days since faki beal Tonl 

n a scratch race at the New Albany fair, and now a 
match race is talked of. 

Vice-President Johnson was the happiest man in the 
city last night. He did the honors at the first club 
smoker of the season, at the L. C. C, and with a full 
attendance and many visitors. A jolly time was 
the natural result. Pipes and cigars were in great 
profusion, as well as light refreshments. Songs by 
President Tileston and Prof. Guekin were liberally- 
applauded, and a recitation by Vice-President John- 
son was well received. President Tileston and Col. 
Thomas Jefferis went four rounds with the gloves for 
points. Col. Ropke and Col. Bauer went three rounds. 
The party did not break up until an early hour. 

We have had several visitors the past week. Harry 
Hodgson, "the only," and Loui Hart, of Birmingham, 
were among them. 

Stanley B. Huber has not dropped the street clean- 
ing project, but is pushing it with greater determina- 
tion than ever. An association of citizens has just 
been organized to look after this much-needed reform. 


Louisville, September 20, 1890. 


Things at the club are pretty dull. Everybody 
appears to be waiting for developments in regard to 
the annual club handicap. It is quite probable that 
the course this year will be the much praised Eliza- 
beth-Rahway stretch of eight miles, but it has not 
been decided upon as yet, as many ot the " old hands " 
think the I. & M. course the true test of endurance, 
and enter vigorous protests whenever change of 
ground is mentioned. 

Charles Schwalbach informs us that he has given 
up all thoughts of holding a road race on November 
4, as he does not believe in clashing with any of the 
plans of the Kings County Wheelmen. 

Mr. Marion has called a meeting of the bowlers for 
the purpose of reorganizing the K. C. W. Bowling 
Club. The alleys are now in first-class shape, and 
everything points toward a successful season with the 
pins. That first place in the league will come to 1255 
no one in the club doubts. The " Irresistible William " 
has also in charge the forming of an entertainment 
committee, and from his past efforts, it is only fair to 
predict a Winter season filled with enjoyment for all 
who attend his seances. 

Our Captain has returned only to leave us again for 
Travers Island and the Washington meet, and in his 
haste to catch the train he quite forgot the "ambitious 
road officers " whom he was to look out for before 
leaving for the Capital. 

A great deal of doubt has been expressed as to the 
genuineness of the statement in Bearings in which 
Murphy is reported to have said that he had joined the 
N. Y. A. C. because of his K. C. W. clubmates voting 
him no good whenever he did not win all his scratch 
races. This does not sound at all like "Billy," who 
knows full well that he had the most hearty support 
of every man in the club in all his efforts till his first 
race under N. Y. A. C. colors, when with a few he per- 
haps unjustly lost prestige ; and it is only justice to 
state that with the majority he is still the ideal, and 
his victories are cheered to the echo. 

Frank G. Brown feels that his racing efforts have 
injured his physical condition, but it is more easy to 
believe that close attention to the clinics at Ward's 
Island Hospital, where he is studying medicine, has 
had more to do with his nervous prostration than any 
of his past physical exertions. 

Like unto Sampson is Folger, that in his "hirsute 
appendages" lies his strength ; or so one would judge 
from his last exhibition with the cue, when thirty-two 
buttons were all he had strength to move up, while his 
opponent, Smith, merrily tripped off with 100. 

By a vigorous spurt at the finish, Bensinger beat 
Bowdish in the billiard tournament by a score of 100 
to 95, which gave Ben a pretty firm hold on third posi- 

Marion seems to have changed his mind about asso- 
ciating with an N. B. T. 

It is said that Whymper spends his spare time trim- 
ming those mutton chops ; at least we miss him when 
on our afternoon spins in the park. 

Hot-water Smith has had the plumbers in the house, 
and we are in fair way to have the fondest hopes of 
club life realized. RAM LAL. 


On Monday evening, September 29, several members 
of the Caldwell Wheelmen participated in a moonlight 
run to Paterson, but it partook more of the nature of a 
road race than a pleasure trip, before the destination 
was reached. The condition of the road from Cedar 
Grove to Paterson was fine, and those responsible for 
their perfect form certainly deserve the thanks of 
cyclers for their good work.' After arriving al Pater- 
son, a raid was made on the nearest bakery, alter 
Which a line repast wassei ved at a prominent restaur- 
ant. Among (he amusing incidents that will lie 
recalled with pleasure are i A China 111. 111 trying to ride 
a wheel, to the amusement ol a crowd: acOOO on a 
bridge who caused much merriment ; a Dutch barber. 

and the realization of the fact that Stephen could not 

join the party, because it was not his " night oil." It 

is earnestly hoped that boys from the "upper part" 
will show their appreciation of membership by a farger 

turnout on tin 11. .. 1 appointed run. VICTOR, 

W. II. Griinwade, "i the Catford club, when 
competing lot the club long-distance medal, 

rode 1 1 s miles ill 1 'J hours 011 a solid tyred 

safely. Over an hum was lost by stoppages. 


The annual meeting of the State Board of Officers 
Pennsylvania Division L. A. W. was held, after sev- 
eral postponements, at the Colonnade Hotel on Friday 
afternoon of last week, twenty members being present. 
The principal business transacted was the adoption 
of numerous changes in the Constitution and By- 
laws, the increase in the salary of the Secretary-Treas- 
urer, and the creation of a State Racing Board. 

The newly appointed Board will assign State cham- 
pionship races to such meets as it shall deem best. 
These will be entirely separate and distinct from the 
District championships given under the sanction of 
the National Racing Board. State representatives to 
the National Assembly were elected as follows: Kirk 
Brown, H. Crowther and P. S. Collins, Philadelphia ; 
H. C. Wheeler, Williamsport ; C. P. Lusk, Harrisburg ; 
W. F. Fairbairn, Erie ; Thos. J. Lee, Phillipsburg ; S. 
H. Murray, Pittsburg, and W. F. Seibert, New Bloom- 

The next race meet to attract the attention of local 
wheelmen is that to be given by the Tioga Athletic 
Association on Saturday, October n, on the three-lap 
track at Westmoreland Station. The order of events 
is as follows : Quarter mile safety, State champion- 
ship ; one mile safety, novice ; one mile ordinary, 
three minute class; one mile safety, 3.30 class; one 
mile safety, scratch, State championship; one mile 
tandem, scratch ; one mile safety, 3.20 class; two mile 
ordinary, handicap ; one mile safety, three minute 
class ; quarter mile dash, ordinary, scratch ; one mile 
safety, handicap ; half mile ordinary, State champion- 
ship. Entries close October 4 with Captain C. W. 
Dalsen, Century Wheelmen, 1606 N. Broad Street. 

On the following Saturday the first annual inter-club 
race meet under the auspices of the Quaker City and 
Park Avenue Wheelmen will be held at the new track 
of the Philadelphia Ball Park, Broad and Huntingdon 
Streets. Starting at about 1 o'clock p. m. from Paoli 
instead of Doylestown, the great twenty-five mile road 
race will be run, the last three miles of which will 
finish on the track prior to the commencement of the 
track events. 

October 25 is the date set for the Columbia Cycler's 
Fall meeting as announced last week. The Wilming- 
ton road race also falls on this date. The Vineland 
tournament has been postponed to the 27th on account 
of the above mentioned races. This will probably 
wind up the track season. 

Zimmerman has been here this week for the purpose 
of trying for the five mile tandem road record in com- 
pany with Taxis. The trial was made on Tuesday 
morning, and although the two had not ridden togeth- 
er before, they reduced the time by 13 seconds. The 
best previous record was 14m. 47s., made over the 
same course in 1886 by Messrs. Hill and Fuller, of the 
Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, and it has remained since 
then the world's road record. N. J. Kelly, P. A. W.; 
J. H. Draper, A. C. S. N.; W. J. Greer, S. E. W., and 
Jack Hazelton, C. W., acted as pacemakers. The 
mount was a Quadrant full roadster. With a racing 
machine it is more than likely that the pair could have 
gotten very close to fourteen minutes over this course. 

Paul Berwyn. 

The Wilmington Wheel Club some time since started 
a subscription list for the purpose of presenting Mr. 
Van Smith, of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, with a 
suitable testimonial of appreciation of his services in 
securing the free transportation of bicycles over that 
road. Most of the Philadelphia clubs responded liber- 
ally, so that quite a neat sum has been realized by the 
Wilmingtons. The presentation will be made at Mr. 
Van Smith's office in the B. & O. depot, Twenty-fourth 
and Chestnut Streets, next Saturday afternoon, Mr. 
MacOwen, of the Athlete, making the speech. 



We shall be fine as silk at the club-house before 
long. The House Committee made a clean sweep ol 
the parlors a few days ago, and now we are overrun 
with painters, decorators and paper-hangers ; hut as 
we hope the result will be a great addition to our Cosy 
club-house, we must endure the necessary inconven- 
ience of house-cleaning, and everybody is invited to 
admire our quarters when the work is completed. 

Our strong contingent of racing men have had their 
training time extended, owing to the weather. We 
were unable to hold the ten mile road race on Satur- 
day last, as fate seemed to be against us on the race 
question, and I very much fear tiiat if we should eve: 
take it into our heads to hold a race meet it would be 
a signal for the deluge. 

obedient to the letter of President Potter, issued 

last week, it becomes the duty of each wheelman 10 
add to his outfit a camera. 1 don't know what Induce- 
ments the manufacturers hold out, but Potter ap- 
peared in a white flannel suit this summer, and we all 
suspected something was up. 1 trust the sale will be 

up to expectations (cameras, 1 mean). But seriously, 

Potter has Struck a keynote to what may be made a 
valuable adjunct to the road improvement work, and 

his call should meet with a ready response, 
Captain Puller had fourteen men out Sunday last 

on the Tarrvtown trip. Favored with one <>f those 
days which make wheeling so delightful at this season 
ol the year, they could not help but enjoy the ride. 
They met a number of the \\ w \ oil. Club, who rode 
pail of the way with them. A lew of the Long Island 

era showed up, and took, or endeavored to take, din 

uer at Vonkers. 

III. season ol theatre parties is almost here, and 

while a few clubs have been rushing the season ,,i 
ready, Novembet w ■ i in- one ol the best months to 

five them in. The Hiooklvus will hold Surely one. 
and possibly more, during the Winter months. 

A 101 

The fifty mile tricycle record was lowered by 

IV C, Wilson, Sept. [5th, tO 2 hours, I I minute-., 

■I seconds, 'The former record was held bj 
W. C. Goulding, a hours, 50 minub onds 

J, I.S90.] 

1 66 


Th- •.. 1. a w i.i-. bi-in Incorpo- 

■ te Pennsylvania 

■ »>k. 

ling baa boomed in Lincoln. Neb., this m 

iiindred new wheels have been sold. 

tor H Johnson, tin- r of the Qoeena 

County Wheelmen, recently committed suicide. 

Thi- Yorl tnb announce In another column 

. . 11 fold watch, ami piano lamp, 
ling Club and Doctor's Wheel Club, 

oi Buffalo, have recently been holding combined runs. 

It is reported that the New [ersey Division lost 
• $80 at the annual meet at Plalnfield last Spring. 

-t been laid on Park Avenue, Minne- 

the- boulevard will become one of the city's 


English cycling papers, in reporting cycle rulers for 
inch, if not more, credit to the machine 
the ruler. 

Th' le Club, of Huffalo. now has a mem- 

bership ut fifty-' 3 • < n members were admitted 

at the last meeting. 

An athletic ami cycling club, on which $30,000 ia to 
ipended in house, grounds and track, is talked of 
at Ravenswood, III. 

ijumcy. fJL, are talking of organising 
ion for the purpose of erecting a gym- 
nasium and bicycle track. 

W Etan and K. C. Rowe, who are riding .1 
ntincnt, will put a narrative ot their journey in 
InM.k form when completed. 

The improvements on the Elizabeth Wheelmen's 
Club-house are about completed, and a house-warming 

will soon be one ot the coming events. 

Iladelpbia riders have been abusing the 
1 ilk privilege, and a genera] ordinance prohib- 
iting ti 'tit to be issued. 

The Hartford Rubber Works are manufacturing 
The It. F. Goodrich Co., of Akron, 
llso making the cushion tyre. 

•inty wheelmen have purchased a lot 
at Richmond Mill, \l. 1., near the railroad station, on 
which it is prop • a comfortable club- 

imatic Tyre Co. has established a factory 
■i-ntrv, and promises to be able to supply 1,000 

It put W.ts too t J 

Prince Wells Intends to open a fa itable" 

in Louisville, where wheelmen who use their wheels 
lor business pin , .tore them during working 

A large numlier of trade Iten eded out in 

The next : hi Wheel 

will have a number of not' • t.. the 

the Manhattan 

■ he members pi 

A Dtinent traveler, 

1 • .1111. il Itlufls, Iowa, on the j ,d inst., 
. ..ut from |i. .st. .11. I: 1 K..\s 
I him. 

r I'ortlan \pnl >s, ai 

.'motion withoi ■• ting to thl 

month* on the 1 

.ur, at 
ibundon t hi 

.. k into »u ' 

11 the 

How do you 

A wheel ■ lnb ha« Haverhill, 

Mass., wit 1 II 


■ ■ 


Harlem i implaining about thereck- 

■ walks by boys from 
ten l. "iik; the smooth 

icnts at a break-neck speed, and cause pedes- 
trians to hop about lively to keep from Ix-ing run into. 

The frith CveJiSt should haul off on " pneumatic " 
It is universally admitted that the pneumatic is faster 
than the solid tyre, how much faster no man knows 
The Ji i>h CyellSl has already taken enough credit for 
fathering the pneumatic, and should now return t.. Us 
legitimate held, which is the publication of news. 

W. I Wilhelm, the Reading racer, was knocked 
from his wheel and had his machine demolished 
teamster recently, and a little game at fisticuffs fol- 
lowed, wherein a black eye was presented 1 
driver. Wilhelm was subsequently arrested for 
assault, and gave ball for his appearance in court. 

A League club has been formed at Asbury Park 

with twenty members. The officers are: President, 

Alfred C. Atkins; Vice-l'rcsidcnl, W. K Stauffer ; 
Secretary, Martin V. Dager ; Treasurer, John V 
Hurtis ; Captain, C. R. Zacharias ; Kirst Lieutenant, 
Harry Smock; Second Lieutenant. W. L. Coward; 
Sergeant, Frank Pawley ; Color Bearer, Jesse Minot; 
Bugler, Edward Hope. 

The Crescent Cycle Club, of Rochester, N. Y., have 
appointed B committee to look up a suitable club 
house. The following officers were elected at the las, 

meeting: President, B. C. Harned ; Vice-President 

I N. Williams; Treasurer, S S. Hrennan ; Recording 
Secretary, F. C. Robinson ; Financial Secretary 
C. Haines; Captain, B, S. Warriner : Executive Com- 
mittee. A F. Nisbet, F. J. McCall. C. R. Webster. 

The new officers of the Press Cycling Club, of 
Buffalo, elected last week, are : President, G. W. 

Schooley: F"irst Vice-President, H P. Thompson; 

Second Vice-President, Charles I. (iriffiths; S 
tary. Kben P. Dorr; Treasurer. W. W. Wilson; cap- 
tain, AI. Hubbard; Vice-Captain, Charles Johnson ; 
First Lieutenant, (has. Callahan ; Second Lieutenant, 
W. H. Gorman; Bugler, A. ft. Strong; Color Hearer, 
Frank C. Fox. 

At a meeting Ol the Manhattan Bicycle Club, on 
Monday evening of this week, it was decided to hold 

a ten mile club championship and a live mile handicap 
race on Flection Day over the Kingsbridge course. 

The Building Committee reported on the clubs new- 
house, and stated that it would be necessary to add 

t.. the guarantee fund. A committee was appointed 
to arrange for the fourth annual reception, The 

club have organised B bowling team, anil will be 111 

the Wheelmen's Bowling League, aa usual, thia season, 

A party of Springfield 1 111. I cyclers, while coasting a 

steep declivity on ordinaries recently, beheld to their 

horror a cow Standing directly in the centre of the 
road at the foot of the hill. AH of the riders ex< epl 
.me managed to steer around the animal, however, 
but the wheel of the last caster struck her directly 
on the northeast corner, and the cyclist was • 
upon the back of the astonished beast. This mishap 
appeared so ludicrous to one ot the other riders that 
he fell from his wheel in a paroxysm of laughter anil 
broke the handle-bar of his machine. 

Very few cyclists realise the amount of good mate- 
rial contained 111 Mr. R. P. Scott's book on "Cycling, 
Art. Energy and Locomotion." Mr. Scott is a young- 
ish-looking, light-COmplexioaed man, and is inter- 
est.-,! in several large manufacturing concerns His 

book was merely a side issue, and he has lost consid- 
erable money on it. Besides being interested in a 

large manufacturing business at, (lino, he is 

1 ..nne. ted with the Sim- lair -Sett Manufacturing 

a concern engaged in tin- manufacture ..! hardware 

specialties and canning-house machinery in Balti- 
more, All ot tins special machinery was Invented by 

Mr. s, 

new Hoard of officers <>t tin- Massachusetts 
Division held their first meeting in Boston on 
1.1. I Consul Emery presiding. The 
following were elected delegates to tin- national con- 
vention : J. S. Dean, W G. Kendall, Sanlord Lawton, 
Perkins, I. B, Seward, It A Barber, J. W. 
Bean, B It Pllsbury. H. W. Robinson and J. Fred 
,\. Ian ■ ..Usui Emery, Vice-Consul Robinson 

and Secretary-Treasuret Howard an- del 

virtue of thl 

Various matters "t routine business ware trans- 

.111. 1 the Board adjourned to meet at call of the 
1 hail 1.. 
Just a word of warning to those who ride in the 

Autumn. Beware ol .lulls An Autumn day is like 

■•■us on tin- island it tempts a man t.. come out 
111 the sun, riding under the raj ■ "I whli h be gets 111st 
as war in as 111 Summer ; but the moment old Bol 

■t only the 1 hilly 
feellni <o Bpi log bul also a 

malarious poison mot mtry, 

whi.h, coupled with the decrease Intemperate 

apt to give the damp rider a "1 lull " ..f tin- worst 
sible km.i it is .1 comparative!) e.,sv thing t" guard 


■ noi 

all who are in the least prone to . hills and like « 


following '.m the log bock of T B. 

• Pittsbui . 1 •■tin in-. 1 from a ti ip 

through til,- Hhenandoah \ profil 

••■■.il ■ ■ 1 
I at Wm. hester, t went v t wo tnili 
m, the pike being in splendid condition; left 
, m New Markel next moi 
• r Ma»iu«nutt "ii M "u: 




It has been held off a Ion* time by the characteristic 

British prejudice against innovation, but at last Mis 
John Bull and her daughters are taking t.. safeties 
In referring to this increase in safety cycling among 
the English Lucy Hillier, in Bicycling \ 

makes this statement : "The mount for tlie lady rider 

ot the future is the rear-driving safety bicycle, fitted 

with solid or cushion tyres so ,,s to minimise the 

danger of side slipping, During the past tew weeks, 

in the neighborhood ••! London, we have noted a most 

marked Increase in the number ..f lady riders of the 

■ track 11 . and we are well assured that the ladies, 

having once discovered the llandiness, speed and 

safety of the rear-driver, will not ]>erinit thems 
to be persuaded to abandon it." 

The Rev. (le... F. Dowling, of Albany, is enjoying .1 
cycling tour through England and on the continent 

In a recent letter he describes the advantages ot bicy- 
cling through the country as follows : 

•The average tourist does not see England as it is, 
but England as ;t is ,iii prepared for him. He goes to 

the appointed places where all toun^ 1 the 

appointed route ; the people expect his coming months 
before he arrives, and everything is made iplc and 
span for the annual bleeding of the foreigner. The 
bicyclist, while he includes, if he so desires, all the 
chief places of interest in his route, passes through 
roads where as yet the railroad has not broken in up 

on the quiet and simplicity of the people. II. 

them as they are. and stops at genuine country inns, 
such as the writers of half a century ago have made 

us all familiar with. It is a wonderfully novel and 
delightful experience." 

A brief romance, as revealed in the advertising 

columns of a newspaper, is thus related by Brooklyn 
Lift : 

(Edition of May 1. 1S80.I 

ANTED Tandem Bicycle or Tricycle* 

in good condition. Willing to pay 
cash for a good machine. Addi. 

ic.o ..' J. T. |this office I 

(Bditiorj ot October 15, e 
ARRIED. At the residence ot the 
bride's parents, Mr, John Thomas to 
Miss Annie Ridewell. both of this city, Re\ 
A. 1. Goodman officiating. 

(Edition of August is, 1890.) 

POR SALE A Tandem Ha ycle, 111 fairly 

1 good condition. Terms cash, or will 
accept a iicv Perambulator in part pay- 
(e.o.d.t.f.) Address. J T. [this office.] 

A good story is going the round of the Heights. 

the Brooklyn Citizen. A young lady, with a wealthy 

mother, invited herself to take a rale on a tandem 
bicycle with a gay young fellow. They visited the 
Park by moonlight. As they were trundling along. 

iv young fellow whispering soft somethings' 
the girl's shoulder, another gay young fellow, ruling 
a high bicycle all alone, ran into the tandem und 
full head of steam. The young was sent flying, 
and the fellow of the high bicycle was pitched 
over the tandem and landed on top of the young I 
The girl's y.uing fellow was toppled over and the tan 
dem was a wreck. The young lady was removed to a 
hospital very quietly, and lay there for some " 
Her companion began an action against the 1 
fellow for damages to himself and the bicycle. The 
plaintiff's only witness was the y.uing lady, who DOW 
says that all the blame is due to her esc. .it's negli- 
gence. During her sickness 111 the hospital the ot her 
fellow Called to see her and sent her flow 
they go out hoi seback riding together 

FOB PEDaUNO iHK.'inii 1111 .MK. 

Tlie aerial velocipede which was successfully 

at liankloit. N Y , last month, ,011. 
bicycle hanging like a swing-board from front 
ami rear by attached t.. a horizontal bamboo 
spar above, to which the supporting "hydrogen spin- 
dle" is att.o lied Hags ol sand hanging from this 
tire apparatus and ruler in 
the air. At the rider's feet are the usual bil 

while hand cranl the rcgulai 

all connecting with a revolving aerial win • 
oth hells projecting in front, which 
vacuum int.. which the machine rushes tor- 
war. I In I the bicycle seat is a light cloth 
rudder tor aiding the steering, whit 
a. 1 omplishi by simply 1. 

ill 111 the .'• ft, up 

• •1 do* -I manag- 

ing it without any experience what, vi 1 Inil 

■ linai 1 1 v s.i 
more than can be said of evi When 1 

machines get In general us. . will be of little 

Use to wheelmen 

■ lie Pennaylvanl 
■ ting in Philadelphia, September in, with 

1 w.nt v men ling 

Pro' made f.,r tin- . reatinn oi ., 

whi.h should annua the 


hall mile ordinary, 

■He mile . 

and one mile tandem 

:i paid to the H 
irer was in 

■ lid- 


■ II held, resllltn, 


II 1 Wlx • !• 1. Williams) 

I v 

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October 3, 1890. 



A programme of merit equal to many of those 
issued by the promoters of the recent Fall tour- 
naments and various Division meets, both as to 
compilation and typography, is the one prepared 
by the Mikado Wheelmen for their bicycle meet 
in connection with the Alabama State Fair at 
Birmingham, October 23, 24 and 25. It proves 
conclusively that the South is awake and that 
the Mikado Wheelmen are progressive. The 
Southern riders will undoubtedly enjoy the most 
successful series of races and meet ever held in 
the Southern States. The club extends a most 
cordial invitation to every cyclist throughout the 
Union to attend the tournament, and as South- 
ern hospitality is proverbial, a good time is an 
assured fact. 

The reader can glean a slight insight as to 
the treatment that can be expected from the 
following extract from the programme : 

' ' The Mikado Wheelmen extend to you and 
yours an earnest invitation to be with us at this, 
our first meet. We have a track that will com- 
pare with any in America. Beautiful pikes, 
with miles and miles of lovely scenery. We 
will take you out the Ensle.y road, five and one- 
half miles, over hills and through dells. We 
will take you to see the largest artificial lake in 
the South, where nice boats can be had for a 
' pull ' over its rippling waters, where you can 
find all modern appliances for the accommoda- 
tion of the bather. We will show you Lake- 
view, with its hotels, its greenhouses, its pavil- 
ions, and the prettiest views to be obtained in 
the Southern States. We will take you for a 
' spin ' over the Oxmoor road, where you can get 
a mile and a half coast, over the finest of grav- 
eled pikes. In and around the city are many 
other roads, just as fine; among them the Gate 
City, the Powderly, the East Lake, the Jones- 
ville, and hosts of others. Why not come then, 
to this the Mecca of the South, and enjoy with 
us a meet that will be remembered for years as 
the meet that was held in Birmingham in '90? 
We, the Mikado Wheelmen, guarantee you the 
grandest time you ever had." 

Birmingham, as the "progressive city" of 
the present decade, offers to the wheelmen the 
hearts and hands of her citizens, the best hotel 
accommodations, points of interest not to be 
excelled by any in the country, miles and miles 
of pike roads, and unrivaled scenery. Reduced 
rates of transportation have been secured, and 
all trains will be met by the Reception Commit- 
tee, who will take charge of the stranger and 
his wheel, or steer him to the Florence Hotel, 
the headquarters. Accommodations will be se- 
cured in advance for those who notify the man- 
agement of their intention of attending. 


The opening feature of the meet will be a 
parade on the morning of the 23d, starting from 
the Florence House. The parade will be mar- 
shaled through the most pleasant streets and 
avenues. On the return, a photograph will be 
taken, with the headquarters in the background. 
This will be a souvenir that each and every 
wheelman should take away with him. 

A lantern parade will be one of the features 
of the meet, leaving headquarters on the even- 
ings of the 23d and 24th at 8:30 sharp. Five 
miles of the avenues and streets of the city will 
be covered. All parades will be under the di- 
rect management of Capt. H. K. Milner. 

On the 26th the two or more road races will 
take place, the start and finish being from the 
Florence Hotel over a course eight miles straight 
away. These races will be the events of the 
meet, and will attract much attention, as it will 
be the first prominent road race of the South. 
League rules will govern all track contests. 


The track on which the other events will be 

run is of screened gravel with a cement surface, 
is one-quarter mile in length, twenty-five feet 
in width, and is divided into four equal parts, 
two stretches, two curves. Entries close Octo- 
ber 20 with Louis Hart, manager. Fee 50 cents. 
Races will begin on the afternoon of the 23d. 
One thousand five hundred dollars in prizes will 
be offered. The events are: 

First day— Quarter mile dash, open ; one mile safety, 
open ; two mile handicap ; half mile ordinary ; two 
mile safety, handicap ; three-quarter mile ordinary ; 
one mile novice. Second day — One mile open ; five 
mile professional ; half mile open, flying start ; one 
mile, ride and run, open ; one and a half mile novice ; 
one mile State championship - two mile ordinary, 
handicap ; half mile boys'. Third day — Three mile 
safety, open ; one mile handicap, Alabama ; one mile 
safety, ride and run ; two mile handicap, professional ; 
one mile boys' ; half mile safety, club ; five mile con- 
solation ; half mile ordinary, open ; two mile club 


Replying to a letter from The Wheel asking 
for an opinion on the cushion tyre, the Hart- 
ford Rubber Works Company, who furnish 
many American manufacturers of bicycles with 
tyres, state that the new departure is a grand 
success, and that they find riders make better 
time with them, and are able to ride comfort- 
ably over soft or sand roads that are well nigh 
impossible with the seven-eighths solid tyre. 
Quoting from their letter, they say : ' ' We are 
making cushion tyres for several bicycle manu- 
facturers, mostly in sample lots. The principal 
inquiry is for one and a quarter inch external 
diameter with half inch hole in the centre, and 
adapted for thirty inch wheels. The material 
of which they are made is nearly pure Para 
rubber, containing only sufficient curing in- 
gredients to obtain the necessary consis- 
tency and proper degree of elasticity and 
resistance. The process of making these 
tyres is similar to that of making the or- 
dinary solid tyre. The rubber dough or com- 
pound is placed in a cording machine, some- 
thing like a sausage filler, and is forced out 
through a die giving the proper size of external 
diameter and hole in the form of a tube. This 
tube is cut to the proper length for the tyre, 
and the ends are skived and stuck together, 
making an endless tube. The tyre is then 
placed in an iron mould, and vulcanized under 
pressure at about 275 degrees Fahrenheit. 
During vulcanization the rubber flows suffi- 
ciently to make a thorough union at the skive 
joint which is scarcely to be detected there- 


Wheeling here has been slowly picking up since the 
great flood. A few wheels were sold during the past 
season, and if the streets are ever put in shape again 
we look for quite a spurt in cycling enthusiasm, as 
the roads amongst the mountains are usually in excel- 
lent shape. 

J.Elmer Pratt, who is "doing" the State for the 
Gormully & Jeffery Co., paid us a visit a day or two 
since. He had a Light Rambler safety with him, and 
opened.folks' eyes by climbing Cemetery Mountain— 
a cobble-spotted hill some two miles long, with a rise 
of something like one foot in nine or ten. It was the 
first time the ascent had ever been made on a crank 
wheel, a Star and Springfield Roadster being the only 
other machines that had ever gone all the way up. 
Pratt says it was the small steering wheel, spring 
frame and 48-inch gear that did it. B. 

R. G. Betts ("Bettsy B.") will shortly make a trip to 
New Orleans, his adopted home before he went to 
New York and Chicago. " Bettsy B." is a prophet and 
a good fellow in his own country, and he will receive 
royal welcome from his old companions, who know 
the " little 'un " for what he is. 

Harry Hodgson arrived home last Thursday after a 
month's trip in the North. 

The Pennsylvania road book, like the New York 
edition, has been entirely exhausted, but anew supply 
will be ready by next Spring. 

The Quaker City Wheelmen, of Philadelphia, have 
passed the 150 membership mark. 


Improvements that once would have crept forward 
at a snail's pace now become universal in a few years, 
and it is therefore hoped that with the quickened re- 
ceptivity of our American people, the course of a 
generation may see good roads become as universal 
in all parts of the country as bad ones now are. A 
hopeful indication of this is to be seen in the progress 
made in some of our young Western cities, where a 
greater extent of beautifully smooth streets may 
now be found than in the great cities of the East that 
once enjoyed a reputation for well-constructed high- 
ways. The knowledge of the convenience and econ- 
omy of such improvements rapidly spreads to other 
communities, and therefore it ought not to take long 
to make the movement general. 

One of Boston's citizens has probably done more to 
promote general interest in the subject of good roads 
than any other man in the country. 

Col. Albert Pope will, in the esteem of posterity, 
deserve high rank as a public benefactor. 

He has done much to arouse public sentiment in 
favor of good roads, and by means of addresses before 
various societies, has brought many persons of in- 
fluence to realize how immensely the prosperity of 
the country would be advanced by means of well- 
constructed highways. Through the activity of Col. 
Pope this sentiment has already found practical 
expression, and in more than one State organized 
effort promises to make itself felt in legislation that 
shall bring about the much needed reform in road 

Finally, the action which, under his initiative, the 
Institute of Technology has just taken toward the 
establishment of instruction in a branch of engineer- 
ing new to this country, will enable those communi- 
ties which desire to build first-class roads to go about 
the work intelligently, without the waste of effort 
that now so often is attendant upon even the most 
earnest attempts at good road construction. 

This knowledge being available, the work of scien- 
tific road building will naturally receive a most 
powerful impetus. The conditions are often such that 
it costs no more to build a good road than a poor one, 
and the example of a community that has adopted the 
right methods cannot fail to have a strong influence 
upon neighboring places. 

Personal interviews between President Walker and 
Col. Pope resulted in the following offer : 

Dear General: Referring to our conversation 
of yesterday relating to my previous suggestion of a 
provision at your Institute of Technology for a special 
course in highway engineering, I make this offer : To 
pay or provide for the payment to your satisfaction of 
such sums of money as you may need from time to 
time for the next five years, up to the amount of $6,000, 
for the promotion of an option in highway engineering, 
connected with your course in civil or mechanical 
engineering. Yours truly, Albert A. Pope. 

To Gen. Francis A. Walker, President Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology. 

This offer was accepted at a meeting of the ex- 
ecutive committee of the corporation of the Institute s 
on Sepiember 19. 

The result can hardly fail to be the introduction in 
this country of a new and popular branch of engineer- 
ing, opening up to many capable young men a useful 
and profitable occupation, involving many problems 
of interest to an intelligent mind, and conferring an 
inestimable benefit upon the public. Graduates from 
this course can hardly fail to find lucrative employ- 
ment at once, and the demand for such men will soon 
become so great, that other technical and agricultural 
colleges in this country will be likely to establish 
similar courses. 

Brooklyn Ramblers. 

The Committee on Inquiry have decided that the 
ten mile handicap club race must be contested again, 
and have named Election Day— Irvington-Milbiirn 
course — as the date. 

The result of the Labor Day race, which was pro- 
tested, was as follows : Geo. Holland, first ; Jos. Medic, 
second; H. Jacoby, third; Robt. Miller, fourth; \V. 
Guy Parsons, fifth. 

The contemplated theatre party promises to be a 
most successful affair. The boys will be out in lull 

There yet remain about ten regular club runs on the 
card before this most successful season closes, includ- 
ing a "chestnut " run. As about all (he members have 
returned from their respective vacations a good at- 
tendance is anticipated. Unattached riders are in- 
vited to join these runs, notice of which can be had 
on application to the secretary, 324 Flat bush Avenue. 

Several pneumatic-tyred wheels are now being used 
in and around Philadelphia, and enthusiasm on the 
inflated tyre question runs high. 

Efforts are being made in Pittsburg to form an 
amateur athletic club that will foster all branches "I 
sport, including cycling. 

The Wakefield (Mass.) Bicycle (.'bib are making 

arrangements for (heir annual minstrel entertainment, 
ami it is expected to be a great success, 

C. H. .Smith, Sweeting Cycle Co., is traveling 
through New York State. 

The Victor Wrench. 

— Overman Wheel Co., Makers, Clueonee Falls. Mass 

A yenulne trinmph ! Bv ncrnnl tc*t.i over Ko per cent. 
STRONfifiR than (he strongest wrench of Its clan 
heretofore la themnrUet. Nickel plated. riiceji.oo 


[Vol. VI. No. 6. 


KollInK over meadows, 
Skimming o'c-r the fields; 

me. tins i~ | 
KulitiK on a wheel 


i.-» Words ' : •" , ,, " l ~ 

Two Insertions '" 


, t ready and I will give yen a tandem 
ri le." the invitation 1 received from a 
friend the other evening; and as 1 had been 
looking forward t<> this trip for some tunc, I was 
not slow in ^cuhik: ready. But, alas' just as 
we had reached the middle >-t the road (to the 
admiration of all the- small boys in the neigh- 
borhood) the rain cairn.- down, and we had to 
turn hack. . 

Never mind, we will go to-morrow, said 
my companion, in his usual cheerful way. and I 
had to be- content. You may be sure I felt dis- 
appointed for the time. 

The next day, however, was a beautiful one. 

cool, but just a day for a ride. We were off at 

last and the first idea I had was that I should 
help propel the machine. I began by squirming 
from side to side, and in spite of repeated warn- 
ings to sit still, found myself on one side oi the 
: and he on the other, no bones broken, and 

m«i laugh at my expense. We mounted 

AH was serene for a few minutes, when 
that insane desire to help came over me again. 
The machine wriggled and twisted a tew min- 
utes, and down we came ingloriously in the dust. 
This time I found myself suspended on one side 
at the wheel by the waist of my dress, while my 
skirt served as an elevator for my feet, and my 
companion was Declining on the other side of 
the road with the weeds serving tor a pillow. 1 
had to wait until he got over his weariness be- 
fore he could extricate me, and lound 1 had 
come off with a bruised ankle ; but as " posish 

rerything, 1 was not discouraged, and we 

mounted again. This time 1 was determined 
to sit still, and it was a good thing I did. for my 
•t was a rider of no ordinary merit, being 
I Maker City's crack riders, and he- 
worked the pedals as if his very life depended 

"" ' l - ,, ,, ■, 

1 was now beginning to really enjoy the rule. 
nd faster went the wheel ; tighter and 
tighter 1 tfripi>ed the bar. We were now near- 
iu« a bridge to which the approach is very 
Steep, and had reached the middle. 'Don't 
stir," said my companion. There was no need 
now for the warning, as I was still enough. I 
don't know whether my mouth was open or not, 
hut it seemed to me as if all the water m the 
Schuylkill was rising in my throat, and 1 knew 
that 'my companion' was enjoying the sport im- 
mensely. Down, down we went like a i 
and in a few minutes we had reached terra 

tirma. After resting a while we again mounted, 

this time for home, and 1 w;is not very anxious 
"' ' ' i i 

■Did I enjoy it? you ask. I have had 

; have danced. I have participated 

in many other pleasures, but none can equal 
that tandem I 

W, home in •safety'' (this is 

pun) .uitf a few scratches ..t no account, 

ctly satisfied and delighted. N \ 

.ii who 
i of dieting 

n , tiiw aba 


hi, will hoi ran t- 

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New lork Blcjrele Company, Hon. 4 sad 6 K*st GOtli 
Ktrtrt, I. Y. Hew »nd Kcrnad-llaml Machines. Choice 

* - m ft— t -».. HtaanM m Iv 1 .. WhaaUtit rnnt l"a-s>lliiir 


. fl«n anil nt-runu-ll»ll<l ini nii.r-.. , inn. ,- 

asMirliiii nt. Prle** reasonable. Wheels to rent, CjrllnK 
Accessories of all kinds. Mat of Bargains and Sundries 
free spon application. 0l<! mounts takon In part pay- 
ment for Heir- 

Ladles' and Gents' Columbia S 
lis, M ne „ each. They were bought 

lulv «. 1800, and used at the beach this Summer. 
tics in A 1 condition, ■ a openamel 

anil nickel. Will Bend CO. D. to any one that wi I 
guarantee express charges. Address Wilson, ( Han- 

. Boston, Mass. 10-17-c 

EXCHANt.K u or 55-inch Columbia Race] 
Columbia Light Roadster Safety Hanker <V 
Campbell Co., Limited, 17M Broadway. New \ork. 

r 10-1-c 

ITUK SALE.- Safety bicycle, hardly used ^nractlcal- 

T ly new. V. II C., P. 0. Boi 444. N. Y. < fty. 

WILL nive a |ioo Type Writer, new, for a Lovell 
Diamond, new, or a Victor Safety in good con- 
dition. Angell, is* Fourth Ave.. New York. 
pXt'll \N(;i-:-I.elever hammerlerss. 1 .■ k'a. 7 lb. 15 OS. 
Cj In perfect condition. Used but a few times. 
Co8 , . olumbia Sa pattern, in 

orst-class condition. Chas. stem, Meadvufo, 1 a 

I -OK S U.K. One Columbia Tandem Tricycle, nearly 
1" „,. u i,,. one Columbia Tandem Safety, first- 
Clasa condition. fij = , or in trade for a single Safety 
and cash. 1. W. Bate, <-m Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 
NY. ' l fc 

1 x (INTER PUPS Typical English Pointers, healthy 
i and handsome, males $13.50, females $10.0 A •" - 
ranted O. K. Will be just rinht to break on quail. 
Frank Sawyer, Jr., Norwalk, Huron Co . lO- 

CYCLOMETER WANTED for B Safety, must be in 
good condition. All having such write at once to 
Alfred 1". Jenkins, West Boxford. Mass. 

BOYS lunior Safety not out of crate, list $«, for $24 
spot cash, $v-5o with order, balance C. I >. 1> 1 OS 
17, Litil '°"3 

uiK SALE Safety Psycho Light Roadster. Dia- 

I mond Frame, u pounds. Ridden but onc< 

then less than ten miles. Catalogue price (with lamp) 
$US. Best cash offer over $130 takes it. I have no 
time for riding. C. A. Neale. care ol " The \\ heel 

1 - 

For SALE An 1889 Columbia Light Roadstei 
ty, in perfect condition. Price $9 ■• Ad- 
W. 1. P., Letter Box tfii, Equitable Building, 
N.-w York* ,0 -'° 

COB SALE A Broncho Safety, almost new; price, 
" $,,5.00. Address, A. Kicdcr, .•; Smith St.. Brooklyn, 

II J 10-10 

I'oR SALE CHEAP Safety. All ball bearings, 

I is new. ridden less than 100 miles, niust sell. 

$7500 bargain. Win. Baurch, I', o r. ming- 

\ y 10-10 

STAR - 48 inch Special, \ nick. tti rn, hoi low- 

frame and handle-bar, in good condition 
including lamp, $45. Cost $145 when new. l-"irst come, 

terved Star, " Wheel ' Offl 

• \|j w, ridden vcrv little, foi 

>•> hrst offer All ball 

bearing* Arthur (■ Bennett, I 

I alls Meet one while enameled 

v p.,, ol 1 Athletic ciui.. ais.. small 

Pindei will please notuy tins office. 

I )KU l-.s THAT WILL SELL l HEM To make 
,!,.,„. . practically new, *.,■■, Amei 

rrike, $15; I, fjs; 

1 m bias, Rivals, . 

1 on 
. in for inspci Hon. Llsl and furthi 1 

K \ I ( . 1 1 I 

Ml St.. St LOO . M 

Da y»« want « Wheel al »<-rj law pries 

II «... read our Itx ruuln l,l«i. 





I il " Kami Blto. 

Rambler, >■■■■. 

Solid Gold, 

Pat. April i'. 1 

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The English papers are straining their intel- 
lects in an amusing attempt to look around a 
corner — by which we mean that their acute and 
infinitesmal figuring on the precise proportion 
of pneumatic, cushion, and solid tyres which 
will be used next year smacks of absurdity. 

We would not prophesy, but we are of the 
opinion that our transatlantic "guessers" are 
wrong in their carefully calculated proportions. 

We take the hollow-tyre idea to be a great ad- 
vancement in cycle construction, and the cushion 
tyre, now generally admitted to be a good 
thing, should almost entirely replace the solid 
tyre. At the present time the press allows the 
cushion from ten to twenty-five per cent, of the 
output of 1890. We readily give it eighty per 
cent., with the other twenty divided on solid 
and pneumatic-tyred wheels. 

All views of the future demand for cushion 
tyres should be qualified by the statement that 
the cushion has not yet been properly tried 
against the solid tyre on asphalt or high-grade 
macadam ; that the effect on it of puncture or 
cutting are not yet known, and as to its wear- 
ing qualities, we have as yet no definite knowl- 

The writer took his cushion over an old famil- 
iar forty mile route on Sunday last. It was the 
first time he had tried the hollow tyre over a 
home course, and he is more than ever con- 
vinced that the cushion will come into general 
use. We also think it would be to the advan- 
tage of makers to pet and encourage the cushion 
idea. As the safety brought new blood into 
the market, so the cushion will bring in a fresh 
supply of purchasers — nervous, sedentary men, 
who would not be benefited, but rather harmed, 
by a ride on a solid-tyred wheel over the average 
American road. 

OUR esteemed contemporary the Hartford 
Cyclist, in its October issue, takes excep- 
tion to our objection to the quarter mile record 
of 32 3-5S. which the Racing Board has credited 
to Mr. E. C. Anthony. The record was made 
at the Hartford tournament, and at the time we 
commented on it as follows : 


i. A. B. Rich, N. Y. A. C, New York ; time, 35 1-5S. 

2. H. A. Githens, Chicago ; time, 35 2-5S. 

3. W. I. Wilhelm, Reading. 

4. N. H. Van Sicklen, Chicago. 

5. S. W. Merrihew, A. C. S. N., Philadelphia. 

6. W. Van Wagoner, Newport. 


1. E. C. Anthony, M. A. C, Taunton ; time, 32 3-5S. 

2. W. S. Campbell, N. Y. A. C, New York ; time, 33 1-5S. 

3. L. L. Clarke, N. Y. A. C, New York. 

Despite the fact that there was a strong wind blow- 
ing at the backs of the riders this time seems phenom- 
enally fast. It is worthy of note that when this race 
was about to start a boy came into the judges' stand 
with refreshments for the officials. The confusion 
created by his entrance and the handing round of re- 
freshments momentarily caused the timers to relapse 
that admirable precision which they displayed 
throughout the afternoon. It is the personal belief of 
the writer that they were not ready when the pistol 
was fired, and they got the report rather than the flash. 
The difference in timing between the report and the 
flash, the men being about a quarter of a mile away, 
would be about 1 1-5 seconds. Our opinion is further 
carried out by the fact that a gentleman in the judges' 
stand, in whose timing ability we have implicit re- 
liance, times this heat in exactly 1 1-3 seconds more than 
the official time, or 33 4-5 seconds. Another circum- 
stance to be considered is the fact that Anthony fin- 
ished third and Campbell fourth, in the final heat, 
which was ridden in the comparatively slow time of 
35 2-5 seconds. In this heat Lumsden kicked off a 
pedal and dropped out. 


1. A. B. Rich, N. Y. A. C, New York ; time, 35 2-5S. 

2. H. A. Githens, Chicago ; time, 35 3-5S. 

3. E. C. Anthony, M. A. C, Taunton. 

4. W. S. Campbell, N. Y. A. C, New York. 

5. L. L. Clarke, N. Y. A. C, New York. 

The writer was the only press man who was 
permitted to have a writing table in the judges' 
stand. He is indebted to the Hartford people 
for this and for other courtesies, and among the 
men who projected the Hartford meet he has 
many personal friends. But, at the same time, 
we propose to watch the sport as closely in the 
future as we have for the past five years, and 
neither personal friendship nor newspaper bad- 
inage will prevent us from rejecting what ap- 
pears to us, all circumstances being carefully 
weighed, as a spurious record. 

Says the Cyclist: ' ' Messrs. Parker, Stuart 
and Goff are too well known here. They are 
experts, and have had no little 'experience in 
timing races." As a matter of fact, no one who 
has followed athletics ever places absolute faith 
in a timer, no matter who he may be. Only a 
few weeks since one of the N. C. U. timekeepers, 
a man who receives a guinea every time he 
clocks a record, was out of the way several sec- 
onds. At the Canadian championship games, 
held two weeks ago, the most perfect electrical 
timing apparatus invented up to date caught 
one heat of the hundred yard dash in 10.54, 
while three experts caught it in 10 1-5. 

Messrs. Parker and Stuart, of course, claim 
that they caught the flash, not the report, but 
the writer stakes his reputation on the state- 
ment that, when the Anthony heat of the quarter 
mile was started, confusion was stamped on the 
faces of those gentlemen. The gentleman who 
timed for The Wheel was invited into the 
judges' stand, and his experience out-measures 
that of any of the timers named by the Cyclist. 
It might be further stated that the Hartford 
timekeepers did not even know the rules pro- 
vided for the case when their three watches dis- 
agreed. The Wheel will never credit Hie An- 
thony record however much it would like to. 
We believe other cycling papers support our 
opinion of this matter. 

A HALF MILE in im. 8 1-5S. on a balloon 
tyre! The Wheel's prediction that 2.15 
is the mark seems likely to be realized. Our 
opinion that Mecredy's 2.2f 
and that Jones' 2.20 3-5 
being justified. 

THE warmest spot in 
Tuesday evening next"' 
room of the Syracuse Club, when the club will 
convene to hear the defence and pass judgment on 
"The Four." The members of the organization 
are properly indignant that anything has occurred 
to discredit their sport and their club. It is to 
be argued against the men that they were fully 
alive to the gravity of the step which they took, 
and that, for personal profit, they used the club's 
name and credit for the solicitation of prizes and 
patronage. Their previous characters should not 
be lost sight of ; their previous good work for the 
club should be considered, and all charges 
against them should be proved beyond a shadow 
of doubt. The club will find it the best plan to 
hush up the matter as quickly as possible, and 
should it be impossible to finish the business 
on Tuesday next, it would be by far the wisest 
plan to pass the affair into the hands of a com- 
mittee, who will promptly sift the charges and 
recommend the suspension or expulsion of the 
guilty parties. 


Considerable dissatisfaction has been expressed by 
citizens of Elizabeth, N. J., over the use of clay as a 
material in the various Union County macadam roads. 
At a recent meeting of the Board of Freeholders, a 
number of prominent residents of the city expressed 
their views on the subject and a petition was read, 
which, in substance, stated that the petitioners had 
been advised by competent authorities, and had good 
reason to believe, that the manner in which some of 
the work is being done on the roads, more particularly 
in respect to the putting of a layer of clayey earth 
between the upper and lower part of the stone super- 
structure, is likely to prove highly injurious to the 
permanency of the improvement, and they requested 
the board to take into consideration the matter, and 
to employ such means as may be proper and advan- 
tageous to the immediate and future interests of the 
people of the county, on whom the expense will fall. 

In reply to the many denunciations made against 
the use of clay, Mr. West, the chairman, said he 
thought the petitioners did not understand how the 
clay is used and why. He explained at some length 
that the only use made of it was to spread over the 
telford foundation a thin layer, not exceeding two 
inches, of heavy clay for the purpose of forming a 
band or cushion for the first overlying course of 
macadam. They found last year that the stone dust 
they used worked to the bottom of the foundation, 
and there was nothing to bind the telford and ma- 
cadam. The thin layer of clay beneath the first course 
of macadam interlocks it with the foundation, and 
when rolled down it clinches and holds together, 
making the pavement firm. 

Mr. West further stated that the use of clay is 
something over and above anything and everything 
called for in the original contracts, and does not in any 
degree lessen the quantity or quality of stone used. 
The contractor is required to furnish" so many inches 
of stone in such and such courses without regard to 
clay and entirely independent of it. 

Mr. West contended that such use of clay has tin- 
sanction of eminent road builders, and that it is in 
perfect conformity with the theory of Mr. Macadam, 
whose idea was that there is no cushion in the world 
so good as the earth itself. His idea was, to exclude 
the water is to get a perfect road. 

He said that it was not front the standpoint of 
economy that the clay was used. That was not the 
reason, although it is'true that the roads this year are 
being built for as per cent, u-ss than those oi last 
year. The roads last year cost (t.ia per foot. This 
year the average cost' is 8; cents. Mr. Bergen said 
that Mr. West seemed to misapprehend the position 
of the petitioners. No one insisted that a telford road 

could be made out t*f ordinary stone, at least without 

.1 little clay for a binder, but the place lor the binder 
is on the top and not in the middle of the structure. 

Putting mud over the first course of stone, .is the 

board is nowii.mi.i;, would have precisely the effect 

which Mr. West desired to BVOld, A little tough, 

blue, sticky clay might have the effect of amalgamat- 
ing with the courses of stone and prevent the screen- 
ings from the top sifting through 10 the bottom, but 
that is not what the contractors are doing. The 
petition was Bnall] placed on file. 

ClUb-hOUSeS in the New England States arc tew and 

tar between, the majority of the cycling organii ati< 
apparently being satisfied w Ith -i room or two. 1 
peculiar fact that Boston, the birthplace of Ann; 

Cycling, cannot boast .'I even one club-house, and ha 9 

but .\ single cycling organisation, 

i So 

[Vol. vi .. n 





Century Wheeln 

iuuI Championship Meeting of the A A 

it Washington, I). C. 
K.i M the Tioga A- C ground*, Phila- 


Tournament at Denver, CoL 

k County. Md . Hair. 

irk Avenue 
men. Entries close Oct n, with 11. 
Market Street, Philadelphia, 
rnament at Birmingham, Ala. Address 
d Hart, Plorenci 

nJ annual 13 mile Handicap Road l< 
Wilmington Wheel Club. 
Vlneland, N .1. 


tin.- Columbia Cyders, Brotherhood 

Park, Philadelphia. 
Harlem Wheelmen's Road Ra • - Entries 

Kind's County Wheelmen's 15 mile Road Race, 
the Atalanta Wheel- 
men, Newark 

the Palisade Wheel- 
men. Irvington-Milburn course. 
Manhattan Bicycle Club's Road Rat • 

Riverside Wheelmen's club road ra ■ 

.am Wheelmen's club races, Kin^sbridge 



The English cracks continue to hammer at the 

! table, and with grand results, the figures being 

I all around. The old scythe-bearer has been 

pletely knocked out, and seems less capable of 

than in the earlier daj 


On - 1 on the Paddington 

W. Crump and P. W. Sclulteina-Beduin 

: one hour's trial on a tandem tricycle. 

to twelve miles they demolished all previous 

rds. but shortly alter Koin^r the 

•h mile the tyre of their wheel became loosened 

and they were compelled to retire Their times were 

l-RKVl-ii 9 


Milt 3. M a M. s. 

• (.30 4-5... 

II • ...33 2-5.... 33.18 4-5 

• 15.35 4-5- •• 

M. S. 

•.-..33 1-5 31.3 2-5 

• Denote-, record. 

K a i.i safety to beat the fifty mile 

il thirty-three miles. Mistime at 
^ 58m. 30a. 
•11 i. 1 tBDI H SAI lis RE( OBD, 
tin the same day B. K. Williams and B. 1 G 

-. tr..m one-qunrter to 
one mile, a 

pr 1 \ i-m vioi a 



• ><• 

M. S. 

K. flying. .*o.]7 4-5 0.38 i-$ 

Jones' Hair Mils Beeord. 

.ir«e entry 

r the mile hand 

. turninK " nal attempt 

Ig with his 


• hunt, he put in one 

k, gaining 
winning with the 

arkmnan had harder work 

i«h the 



10. . 
11. . 

13. . 

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We have been playing upon the Word "remarka- 
ble" nil this Pall, to properly characterize the per- 
formances ol Windle, Jones, Mecredy, Leitch, Pai 
Laurie, Osmond, Berlo nnd others, and thl 

• tame as applied to Jones' latest burst, a half 

mile in mi. 8 i-vs.. and to Parsons' grand sixty mile 

flight, of which we present details. 

Psuwons 1 Hatch of World's Bafetj Records. 
On Thursday, September . 11 Par* as, who 1 

lv placed an hour record of .:-■ miles - to his 

credit, started at Paddington to create new n 

up to fifty miles. A slight breeze was blowing at the 

time. Parsons, being paced for sixty miles, 1 
lished new world's safety records from twenty-three 
miles to the finish, lie used a pneumatic-tyred " Ref- 
eree." Table of times : 


riMEa mm 1 best. 

Ml B. H M.S. M - MM S, H"l DER. 

2.51 3-5 2.51 3-5 3.203-5 I 

5-144-5 2.531-5 4-59J-S ' 

8.391-5 2.442-5 7-30I-5 ' 

11.264-5 2.475-5 10.18 3-s. ... ' 

14094-5 2.43 13-54 2-5 " 

2.45 15-543-5 Parsons 

2.462-5 18.37 

32.272-5 2.461-5 21.303-5 

35.173-5 3.50 24.012-5 

28.173-5 3.00 1-5 26.414-5 

31 '2 i-5 2.543-5 29.264-5 

33-53 3-5 2.412-5 32-13 3-5 

36.38 2.442-5 34562-5 

39-22 2-5 2.44 2-5 37.36 4-5 

42.074-5 3.45 2-5 40.182-5 

4S-o° 3.521-5 43.022-5 

47-47 »-47 45-42 2-5 

50.30 3-5 3.43 3-s 48.23 4-5 

53-i 6 4-5 2.462-5 51.07 2-5 '• 

56.053-5 2.484-5 53.45 ---5 

58-55 3-5 »• So 56.291-5 

.--• 1.01.41 3-5 2.46 59.061-5 

? ( 1.04.30 4-5. 2.48 1-5 1.05.30 i-s S 

24. . . . 1.07. 15 1-5* 2.45 2-5 1.08.28 I-s S 

■5 1. 10.05*- ' '"5 1. ii..-'' '.-5 Stroud 

1.12.542-5* 2.49 1.14.354-5 

. . 1. is. Si 1-5* 2-5 6 4-5 1.17.48 4-5 1 

..1.18.46 1-5* 2.55 

. . 1.31.46 p5* t-oo 2-5 

..1.34.433-5* 3.57 

..1. 27.41 3-5* 3.57 4-5 

..1.30.43 * J.( 

47 2-s* 1-04 .--5 1.36.48 4-5 Adams 

'..48 4-5* 3.01 2-5 1.40.00 1-5 Ede 

-5 ■■4i- 1 Stroud 

42-5' i-5* 2.50 1.4* 

17- • • • ■ 45-53 4-5* 3-°2 3"5 '• 1 

|8.... 1.48.54 "-5* 3-<»>-5 i-5*-5i 2-5 ! 

39 i-5'-55 3-5* 3-°i »-5 >>5S ?. trOU . 

40....1 . -2.59 1-58.35 1-5 Mi 

41 1.58.07 3-5* 3.1a 4-5 3.01.38 15 Stroud 

■ S59 2-5* 2.52 2.04. 

41. • .2-03-55 ' 5 3-S 3.08.01 1-5 

44 3.06.54 2-5* 2.59 3-5 3.11.08 1-5 

45. .2.09.522-5*. 2.58 21; 

4<> 2.12.482-5*... .2.56 2.17. 

. .1.20.57 4-5 Stroud 

. . 1.24. 10 2-5 

..1.27.05 2-5 " 



■2 4-5 2.31.06 2-5 

.18.592-5* 3.081-5. llsley 

..2.22.10 4-5* 3.11 2-5.. 

..3.35.2' ' 15 3-5- • 

..2.28.36 3-5* 3.10 1-5 

20 4-5 

2.27.0* . Stroud 

2.39.55 '-5- • Mecredy 

. j 1 mill 


1255 " 


•1 t^ and comments in the press which 
have already appeared are -ill defective la dealing 
with the marvelous Bve mile ride by |..nes, and 
for Wheeling coming to the rescue, he would no) 
received credit for several interesting reo 

,-// rout,-. Two records in his mile ha\ 

been let slide Wheeling now puts these in their prop. 


,W, c. pones. ..Paddington 

*'. '-44 

1 -•.."> ... " ... " ... II 


The flvintf mile was made from the finish of thl 
quarter to c, ; the two miles up to it Is 

worthy of note that the only fl\ 

records made from a dead stand are the quarter, half, 
three-quarters and two miles. We would very much 
like to see |ones go for a flying mile hcisprett) 
to knock at least two seconds ,.|T his starting mil. 

-1; but, under favorable conditions, we would 
not be surprised to sec .111. i;s accomplished. The 
following table is lar and away the most perfect that 
has been published of this phenomenal ride : 

■9 3-5 
55---- I 

I ' 

n in 1 hour . 

1 hours 

• Denotes world 

Parsons now holds world's re. from 

1 held i>y W 1 K napp, « ■>■■•• tlmi « 
\.-« Tmiiii-iii Trie 1. 1. Beeorda, 

l)ir ' at the t u 

sixth « > rump and P Scheltema-Beduin, 


. within the houi mile 111 snt 48s., 

,..« n by Ho- table 


57 1-5 

4 ■> 


I > 

II' 'I 01 

■ .in 



- 7 

^ - 

- Z 

- z- 

- a 

Mil is. 

1 AL 



: = 

- r - 


m. s. 

M v 

M -. 

39 3-5 

39 3-5 

3. 3 h 

39 1-5 

4 5 


32 1-5 


2.38 1 5 



307 4-5 





424 1-5 



4-59 3-5 


38 i-S 


1 3-5 

a- 35 4-5 

6-59 3-5 
7-38 1-5 

38 3-5 



815 3-5 

2-37 45 

8.56 1-5 

2.36 2-5 

40 3-5 

9-37 4-S 

3.38 1-5 

4' 3-5 

- 3-5 

4° 4-5 



4 1 ■ 

11.39 «-5 

12.18 3-s 


39 2-5 

5 . ... 

i»-54 3-5 

a- 35 

The above shows very clearly the total times and 
the time of each completed flying mile. Ti ■ 
uinn shows the varyp viflg, 

the maximum living at the rate of a mile in 
miles an hour), ami the minimum 
a botch in pacing at .'- miles, by which hi 

thro m, 51 


I ; . • hour. 

The entries for the two mile bicycle lace at t: 
\ 1 games al Washington to-mi 
w ii rist, 1. Bai t>er, 1' S Brown, C \ 1 . w w 
, -. 1 . ■ W. B. Hallock. O. v 

: \ i . \ a Zimmerman, N.J \ > . l< 1 
J. J. Ivers, W. Murphy. C Murphv, I' II I ■>■■.,. \v 
Van Wagoner, W 

The prim 


I . Wm. 1>;. 1. and 

and 1 

known in Omaha. .1-. •• 

' ■ ■ 

I [aramond 1 


. lllb. 

Smith in I 
winning on 

Mil 1 < mi'iv \io W. V 1 II 

Tut 1 • 

1 MILE SAFETY— Ho V . 1 

■ in. 

■ with 

. nit v until tin 

A t v- 

in nl 

ib tu 

II 111 Athletl. 

October io, 1890.J 



The Boston Athletic Association's annual 
t wenty-five mile handicap road race was run on 
Saturday last, and proved a great success, not- 
withstanding a heavy and muddy road. The 
race was made interesting by Van Wagoner's 
fast time, making the twenty -five miles in ih. 26m. 
55s. ,• but did not upset Kluge'stime of ih. 26m. 
40s. made in June on the New Rochelle course. 
There were forty-five starters in the race, Van 
Wagoner and Zimmerman, of the New Jersey 
Athletic Club, being the only scratch men, and 
the others having handicaps ranging from \y z 
to 10 minutes. The course was from the 
athletic club house on Exeter Street, over the 
mill dam, around Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 
through the Newtons to Wellesley and return. 

The affair had been extensively advertised 
for months, and when 2.30 o'clock, the hour for 
starting, came, a gathering of 1,000 persons 
stood in front of the Boston Athletic Associa- 
tion house on Exeter Street to witness the send- 

After much hard work on the part of H. G. 
Otis, clerk of the course, the men who had 
dressed in the B. A. A. club-house were aligned 
in the street, and having been ordered in posi- 
tion by Starter H. S. Cornish, and given 
instructions by the referee, the limit men (all 
allowed 10 minutes' start on the scratch men), 
were given the word at 2.41. 

The race was exciting after the men had been 
gone 15 minutes, as the scratch men began to 
cut down the leaders one by one until they got 
well up to the front. 

At the twelve and a half mile mark the 
leaders passed in the following order: Hanlon, 
Taylor, McDuffee, Taylor, Clark, Swan, Deane, 
Clough, Scott, Whitten, Matthews and Hanks. 

Several of the contestants met with slight 
accidents on the return trip, and the men crossed 
the finish m the following order. The time of 
the first twelve men only was taken, as but ten 
prizes were awarded. 

Actual Time. 
Position, Name and Handicap. h.m.s. 

1. G. P. Taylor, iom 1-33-58 

2. A. W. Porter, 7m. 1.31-15 

3. W. Van Wagoner, scratch 1-26-55 

4. W. H. Haradon, 8m 1-37-38 

5. F. E. Swan, 7m 1.38.03 

6. E. J. Clark, 7 m 1.38.06 

7. O. B. Hawes, 6m 1.39.25 

8. C. S. Merrill, 6m 1-39-58 

g. M. Scott, 4m 1-38.15 

io . H. C. Tyler, 8m 1.42.26 

11. P. M. Dampman, t. 1 / 2 1-36-34 

12. T. J. Hall, Jr., ij/ 2 m ' 1-36-39 

13. E. A. McDuffee, iom. 

14. M. I. Deane, 7m. 

15. J. W. Robertson, 4m. 

16. T. L. Connelly, 7m. 

17. Q. A. K. Pressey, s% m - 

18. C. H. Weld, 6m. 
ig. J. Keltie, 7m. 

20. H. E. Ackerman, 5m. 

21. A. A. Zimmerman, scratch. 

22. A. W. Swan, 3m. 

23. H. D. Hutchins, 7m. 

24. C. E. Whitten, 7m. ' 

25. C. H. Taylor, 7m. 

26. E. La Croix, 7>^m. 

27. W. W. Matthews, iom. 

28. W. Bentley, iom. 

29. H. S. Wiegand, 8m. 

30. T. I. Kern, 5m. 

31. W. E. Sanborn, iom. 

32. F. Marriott, 7^m. 

33. H. G. Batchelder, 8m. 

34. S. A. Searle, iom. 

When Van Wagoner finished, his friends 
lifted him off the machine and carried him 
around on their shoulders and held him there 
until Chairman Peck photographed him. Mont 
Scott broke down on the return trip, but bor- 
rowed a wheel from a boy and ran in ahead of 
a close rival. 

There were in all ten prizes awarded. The 
first and second were handsome silver cups, 
presented by the B. A. A., and the other eight 
prizes, consisting of useful articles for wheel- 
men, were given by well-known business 

The arrangements were perfect, and reflect 
much credit on the B. A. A. 

The Hartford Wheel Club held their annual century 
run September 28. Fifteen rode the 100 miles in the 
ten hours out. The entire party covered the distance 
in the limit. 

The Crescent Wheelmen, of Cincinnati, held a 
twenty mile race for the club championship at Oakley 
trotting track on Sunday of last week. The result 
was: Roth, first; Alsup, second; As/.man, third; 


The greatest bicycling event that has ever 
taken place in Detroit or vicinity was the De- 
troit Wheelmen's annual road race from Pontiac 
to Detroit on Saturday last. Twenty-six of the 
thirty-two men entered started, and the record 
for the twenty-six miles separating Pontiac and 
Detroit of im. 47s. was beaten by twelve men. 
A special train on the Detroit, Grand Haven & 
Milwaukee Railroad carried the wheelmen and 
a large number of spectators to the starting 
point. The sensational event was the perform- 
ance of young Flinn, who, while given a start 
of eight minutes, beat the scratch men on even 
terms, and won the medal for the fastest time 
over the distance. It was Flinn' s first race, and 
seems to point to the fact that in him the club 
has a promising flyer. 

Flinn received the fastest time medal, and the 
other prizes went to the riders who came next 
in order. The time in which each rider covered 
the distance and the number of minutes handi- 
cap accorded each, and also the order in which 
they finished, is shown in the following table : 

Handicap. Time. 

W. H. Flinn 8 minutes i-33K 

A.F.Allen " 1.39 

H.O.Dickinson 7 " 1-36^2" 

L. F. Lafferty ioj^ " t-\°% 

Gale Jackson 10 " 1.41 

Gus M. Jones Scratch 1.33K 

Burton Hulett Scratch 1.34 

Chas. Jones $J4 minutes 1-39% 

H. D. Osborn Scratch 1.34% 

W. H. Morton n minutes 1.46K 

J. H. Kelsey 5 " 1.42K 

C. F. Wolverton 12 " i-59% 

William Watson 11 " i-49/i 

J.H.Brady 13 " 1.52 

A. E. Sutphin 9 " 1.48% 

Fred Eckliff 8% " 1.51K 

Wm. Marks 5 " 1.47K 

S. G. Mackay 15 '' 2.00 

B. J. Holcomb .9 " i-54K 

W.J.Ward 6 " 1.49K 

T.W.Ward 7 " 1.50^ 

E. J. Burrell 13 ■ " 2.23 

W. Bennett 14 " 2.06 

J, E. Hibbard 6 " 1.49 

Fourteen prizes were offered, which were Sis- 
tributed at the club-house in the evening. 


Rabe, fourth. Time, ih. 16m. 53 4-5 

The North Road Club's (England) last big 
event for this season occurred September 20 — 
the 100 mile open road race. The course was 
in good condition, and a strong breeze helped 
the men along on the outward journey, so that 
eight men beat the fifty mile safety record, not- 
withstanding that they rode forty-five miles 
against the wind. On the return but fifteen 
out of thirty-five starters reached the finishing 
point. Besides gold medals for first man in on 
each type of machine, various time medals were 

The men were- started in batches with inter- 
vals of five minutes between each, tricyclists 
being sent off first, then tandem riders, next 
ordinaryists, and safeties last. The pace among 
the safety men after the first half mile was 
something terrific. Sixteen miles were ridden 
in 32m., and 40^ miles in 2h. This soon 
brought them up with the tricyclists, who did 
19 miles in 61m., and felt very satisfied with 

P. C. Wilson made the first fifty miles in 2I1. 
32m. 35s., the previous best time being 2I1. 3Sm. 
3s. The men who were able to make headway 
against the wind and finish arrived in the fol- 
lowing order: 

h. m. s. 

1. E. Dangerfield, safety 6.10.47ft 

2. A. F. llsley, safety 6.28.10 

3. J. E. L. Bates, safety 6.32.25 

4. P. C. Twentyman, safety 7-18.25 

5. R. J. llsley, ordinary " 7.26. job 

6. F. T. Bidlake, tricycle 7.35.27c 

7. W. Ward, tricycle 7-38-32 

8. W. |. A. Butterneld, safety 7-56.05 

9. B. H. Kirby, safety .7.59.38 

10. C. Clarkson, ordinary 8.26.33 

11. G. W. Pryer, safety 8.28.35 

12. H. F. Clarkson, safety 8.33.40 

13. A. R. Salsbury, ordinary 8.34.38 

14. A. R. Child, tricycle 8.43.35 

15. R. J. Atkinson, ordinary 8.52.10 

a Fastest safety, b Fastest ordinary. (' Fastest tri- 
cycle time. 

The Buffalo Ramblers have withdrawn their chal- 
lenge for a 100 mile road race. It was open i"i ■' 
month, but no club ventured to take up the gauntlet. 


The bicycle tournament that was announced 
to take place at the Westchester County Fair, 
White Plains, on Saturday of last week, was 
rather a peculiar combination in the racing line. 
Horse races, foot races and wheel races were 
all sandwiched in between each other and at 
one time the spectators could readily imagine 
that they were witnessing a performance on the 
Barnum three-ring circus order. The rain of 
Friday caused all the trotting events for that 
day to be postponed until Saturday after-noon, 
the time allotted for the wheel races and as a 
consequence a general air of confusion prevailed. 
Jockeys were permitted the use of the track 
while the wheelmen were working for su- 
premacy, and at times the spectators managed 
to get upon the course despite the loud-mouthed 
and rural looking policemen. The accommoda- 
tions for the cyclists were very meagre. The 
track was rutty and somewhat heavy and the 
riders were compelled to hug the outer rail. De 
Groff, of Poughkeepsie, rode two commendable 
races, capturing first place in each instance. 
In the tandem event a protest was entered 
against Valentine and Sturges, the former 
having been entered to ride with Class. The 
event, however, was won by Schoffer and Wells, 
by a pretty spurt. The officials were : Referee, 
R. L. Calkins. Judges, F. P. Prial, A. M. 
Sweet, J. Wright. Timers, Geo. Class, John 
L. Kirk. Scorer, F. Taylor. Starter, S. D. 
See. Clerk of course, R. H. Hoey. The result 
follows : 

One Mile Novice, Ordinary— E. H. Sturges, W. C. 
W., first; F. H. Howland, M. B. C, second. Time, 
3m. 32 1-2S. 

One Mile Safety, Open— A. DeGroff, Poughkeep- 
sie, first ; Henry Boerum, K. C. W., second. Time, 
3m. 454-5S. 

One Mile Ordinary, Championship Westchester 
Co. — E. Valentine, first ; Chas. Burnham, second. 
Time, 3m. 32s. 

Two Mile Tandem Open— J. W. Schoefer, B. B. C. 
and W. E. Wells, K. C. W., first ; W. E. Findley and 
G. M. Nisbett, N. Y. B. C, second. Time, 7 m. 7 1-5S. 

One Mile Ordinary, 3.10 Class— W. E. Wells, R. 
C. W., first; W. C Hydecker, N. Y. B. C, second. 
Time, 3m. 23s. 

Two Mile Safety, Handicap— A. DeGroff, Pough- 
keepsie, 200 yards, first; E. A. Powers, B. C, 200 yards, 
second ; Geo. M. Nisbett, 160 yards, third. Time, 
6m. ss 2-5S. 

Half Mile Ordinary, Open— Clarence Lersner, 
N. J. A. C, first; J. W. Schoefer, B. B. C, second ; W. 
H. Wells, K. C. W., third. Time, im. 30s. 

Five Mile Open, Championship Westchester Co.— 
E. Valentine, first. Time, 19m. 15s. All other starters 
dropped out before the finish. 

One Mile Ordinary, Handicap— C. L. Lersner, N. 
J. A. C, 100 yards, first ; J. W. Hall, 150 yards, second. 
Time, 2m. 57s. 


The much talked of fifty mile road race be- 
tween teams from the Toronto and Wanderers' 
Bicycle Clubs took place on the Kingston road, 
from Norway Hill to Highland Creek and return 
twice, September 27. At 2 p. m. the men were 
started, a large crowd of spectators being on 
hand. Nasmith took the lead from the start, 
and four Toronto men made the first turn before 
any of the Wanderers came in sight. On the 
first return trip, however, the Wanderers 
secured better positions, but the Torontos got 
in their work toward the finish, riding strong 
and steady, and gained sixteen points over their 
opponents. The race was well contested from 
start to finish, the positions of the various con- 
testants, in most instances, changing contin- 
ually. The following table shows the result : 
To- Was- 


Nasmith 30 

McClelland 10 

Robins re 2.59 

Wilson 17 2.59}$ 

Hurndall 10 3.01 

Hunter — 15 <.o<> 

Darby — 14 

Gerrie — i.s 

Miln i2 

Whatmough n j.n 

Bulley 10 

Poster — 

Brimer — 


Harstone 6 

Bert Brown — 5 

Pisk Johnson 4 

Shaw — 

i :handler a 

West 1 

113 o- 

Majority tor forontoa, 10. 

1 88 

[Vol.. VI., No. 7. 


The Brooklyn Bicycle Club's ten mile road 
a two-and-a-half mile stretch 
nn the new country road between Westfield and 
Panwood, N. J.. <>n Saturday afternoon last 
The road was in elegant shape, and. consider- 
ing the wind, the times were creditable. The 
wheelmen made their headquarters at Gale's 
club-house, and by 5 o'clock a large number of 

spectators had assembled to witness the event. 

the Westfield Cyclers entertained 

the Brooklynites at the club-house in a most 

liberal manner. Quimby, who won the race. 

.1 complete surprise, making twenty-three 

ids better time than Coningsby. The latter 

rode too slow for the first five miles. Gold and 

silver medals were the prizes. The timers were 

ibbins, B. ft C. ; G. G. Teller, 

\V K. Fuller. B. ft C. The result 

C. P. Quimby, 2 1 . minutes, first ; time, 

34m. 19 2-5S. E. A. McLean. 3'. minutes. 

md; time. 37m. 13s. Fred Coningsby, 

tch, third; time. 34m. 43s M. A. Robinson 

and C. F. Rahwing dropped out at five miles. 


The Philadelphia Cycle and Field Club held 
their first field day at the club's country house 
on the Lancaster Pike at Ardmore on Saturday 
The club, which is less than a year old, 
mposed entirely of members of the Phila- 
delphia Bicycle Club, and the affair of Saturday, 
which is the first of the kind given by the club, 
proved so popular among members and guests 
that it will be repeated annually. 

The club grounds do not contain a track, so 

the cycling events on the programme were run 

lid off on the puce, and the time 

mad' .nsiderably slower than would 

otherwise have been the case on account of a 

hill in the last quarter. 

The bicycle events resulted as follows: 

it \ mii 1 M Fogg, first ; H. K Lewis, 

m. js. Six 
Om Miiv Tandem Tan mont and Derby - 

shir. nut anil Watt, second. Time, 4m, 

Mils Safi 1 ■• 11 K. Lewis, first; I. M I 



Tli- Men's Cycle League, of Newark, 

held their first series of road races on the 
Central Avetr < >range. Tuesday after- 

noon of this week. A drizzling rain was falling 
were coated with mud and slime. 
There were three events to l>e decided which 

PlVI Mill s. « \ I • II I I". Harris, tirst. tun. 

1 Miit Hardii kP \ 11 Scudder, Jr., im., first, 

1 • . • tch, third, tunc J4in. 

.RTXR-MIU Mow Wonbv K I I >. •■ ker 

In 1 

: nni< for 1 , who 

was n n-tyrrd sa 


1 the C< '■ 

run m t! 


but quick! 


ink PTumi 

third 1 m 


The t yctist reports the following mad r. 

P 1 Wilson tidy mile* on an 
"Ivel" tricycle in _h. 44m. .is, beating record by 
5m. 44s. 

k I. Bde, N. k. C, ».'.. and C W. 
Schafer, B. R. C., together beat fifty mi 
record by fifty-four seconds on "Ormonde 
arranging ■ dead-heat in ih. ^Sm 

September is G. k. White, M. R. < snley, 

rode : .1 •■ Referee tricycle in oh. 4..111 

and 164 miles in 11 hi. urs, thus beating Hidlake's 100 
and A. 1'. Isley'l IS hours at one K" 

All the above rides were done on machines fitted 
with pneumatic tyres. J. Rowley and H. Arnold, 
both members of the N. R. C. C. and Stanley, accom- 
panied White from start to finish on a cushion-tyred 
"Olympia" tandem, and although outside tandem 
record at 100 miles, their distance of 164 miles in 1. 
hours ranks as best on record for the double tricycle. 
1' C. Wilson, Bath Road, etc., rode 
fifty miles on a "Whippet" safety in .■: 
from Hitchin to Water Newton, and back 10 Norman 


A. 1'. Benson, formerly captain of the Dor- 
chester Bicycle Club and now a member of the 
Newton Club, announced his intention of trying 
to lower the record for climbing Corey Hill, 
Boston, on Sunday last. By ten o'clock a 
crowd of cyclists gathered at the foot of the hill 
to witness the attempt. The time made by 
Geo. Webber, May. [886, was 3m. 16 2-;s. 
Benson, however, crossed the walk at the foot 
of the hill at exactly 10.10:42 o'clock, and 
reached the summit at 10.13:42, being but 
three minutes climbing the hill. 


H. \'.. Laurie sailed for England on Wednesday 

morning of this week. It had been his intention to 
remain two weeks longer in this country, but a letter 
informing him that his wife was not in excellent 
health determined him to get home as quickly as 
"Laurie and his companion, K. |. Willis, both mem- 
bers of the Ormonde Cycle Co., have been in this 
country about four months. Laurie was born at 
Worcester, England, and is twenty years of age. 

In August, 1S8S, when but eighteen vears of age. he 

cut the record three several times, and made an inter- 
national reputation by riding over twenty-one miles 
within the hour. 

Last year he was among the tip-toppers in England, 
and this year it was a case ol nip and tuck between 
himself, l.eitch and Jones. Before the racing -• 

was fairly under way, however, lie tailed for this 
country, t'poii his arrival here the heat and climate 
sadly affected him. and it was some « re he 

■.. any s..i i ,.| si ... 
At Hartford, Where he trained tor the tournaments, 
he got j n i,, hue condition. ( )n ODS occasion he is 
reported to have ridden a private trial in .111 

public mile in .111. :< . - - , and alsi 
five miles in 1 : . Cutting b is lust previous 


At Rochester he won the' mile from Smith and 
riding a remarkably last last quarter, re- 

1 Ii als.. ro.le a half 
inside, .t 1111 1 I, At this meet he t.."k a severe cold, 

wim h was Intensified by the cold weather at Nla| 

1 in tortn while 

.^ in America, though he rode In im .4-58 at 
1 1 art ford, and In 

11 made by Laurie on tin 

he met was most dlVI I ■' lb I bad 

feeling by hit persistent effort to use the 

tyre, which he .lit with him all OVI 

country, His... snt is that, bad he been able 

line ; tin- general im- 
on, however, was thai he fell himself una 
with our men, and so called !•• ins aid the arti- 

: the pile ti 11 
I.e. ■ man 

link', not upon generalship, but upon 

1 out ..t himself on tin- lasi quai 

■ •• know that hi 

upon him so much that ! 
should ha ■ • 

counti ■ 1 many thing* that a 


that 1 :■ t in him 

that In* youth 

should -unt. 

whi. h slow a man 

.smith and Murphy V 


The re- 
suit wa« Whiti 

( ytding for Woman. 

Let conservatives say what they will, the girl who 
atlonafly must ultimately 
win tl I 

"horror" over the bicycle girl, for instance, says the 
Detroit 1 1 te /'> ess, but let it be known . med, 

and reformers, whose shibboleth is 

tn's emancipation, that thai 

tain the tin: 1 l..r 

her, and through her, in the coming generations tor 
the whole kingdom of womanhood There is no 

question that her immediate gain is 

You - i in her strong-lunged enjoyment of 

open air exercise ; in her growing litheness. her 
wholesome appetite and her enlarged views of life. 
She has somewhat to inspire her conversation better 
than the hitherto all important question whether it 
shall be "cut bias" or have "passementerie trim- 

There Is the glitter of honest pleasure in her eye J 

the glow of healthy and swiftly coursing blood in her 

a rinx in her voice, and ii hearty love of lite and 

nature in her whole demeanor toward the world anil 

its duties and responsibilities. 

To conquer the bicycle is 11.. task of an hour. It 
asks courage, firm purpose, persistency, self-re!.. 
It develops the body, feeds the brain, steadies the 
nerves, and (let us say it with becoming modesty) it 
multiplies the personal charms of the bicycle gili, 
All these things are surely worth the Struggle One 
must make to Kain them. 

A costume for cycling is a polonaise in gray tw 
or navy blue scr^c ; it is fastened on the left side with 
bone buttons; three rows ..t mohair braid round the 
hem in front of the skirt; the sailor's collar is in twilled 
cotton; singlet in white flannel, peaked cap to m 
leather belt. 

" The season is arriving when the club- room will take 
the plane of the highway or cindi '.he centre 

ol cycling interests and when, instead of racing and 
running, the wheelmen may be thinking and building 

In that direction there is an abundain e of work tor the 
Rhode Island cyclists. " savs the Providence Join 
" In this State they have two ^rcit acting needs, which 
Krow more apparent every year, and 1 
racing track and decent roads. It has been currently 
reported that the Rhode Island Wheelmen 
already taken sonic action towards the building 
racetrack. Among other fa bnlous stories in en. 

tion is one to the effect that the Cable Railway Com- 
pany has offered the club a piece ol property at the 

end of its line whereon '... construct a ti.n k 'file only 
foundation lor such a report is . 

prominent members of the club thai CuinK 

might be possible. Tiie matter is becoming the 

ject of conversation for the members whenever they 

-ether, hut then owing the 

Winter to slip by ami finding, when the next racing 
season is on hand, that everything has ended in 1 
At the next meeting of the Rhode Island Ys 

sub-committee will be appointed especially to considei 
the matter. It is not believed that the K 1. Wheelmen 
are in a position to carry out the scheme alone, but 11 

oposed that the grounds shall be laid a 

enefit to other athleti s, and that their 

co-operation in the work can be asked A corporation 

would then be formed to control the pro] 

general idea is that the track should ■ on, 

ot three laps, and that the ground which it surrounds 

should be Utilised lor tennis courts an 

fields. It must be within ea both 

by steam and horse cars." 

Much good w. id from the Denver 

Cyclists Union, which was recent!; 

nen from the various clul I 1 

Hopkii the ball rolling by talking up among 

his friends the 1 • structing a truck on s 

grounds n. I he cable was 

Itnmi ted upon, and a meeting ol wheelmen 

from which spi non. 

Mr. Hopkins wi ly mutually and unani- 

1111.11 1 1 .-nt of" thi 

1 'st promi- 
nent wheelmen was formed. 

The men: the Union ii I of wheel- 

men, sportsmen, .mil man. 

that much 
and encoui 


An I'M client : ■ 

11 in- 

ln w 



II is I >l 


that it will 


tenant, Norman raylor ; Bugler, l.a-.< 


1 |. W.Jari 

October io, 1890.] 


A j^u/ [r\or<i ^xp^ri(^9(;e5 

of "Bropefyo" Busters. 

The National Reveille, official organ of The 
Sons of Veterans, U. S. A. • 

Advertising Department, Chas. A. Higgins, Manager. 

Chicago, 111., Sept. 30th, 1890. 
White Cycle Co., Westboro', Mass. 

Gentlemen : — When in quest of a bicycle, I 
stumbled on the " BRONCHO," and as I was ignorant 
of the comparative value of machines, I chose the 
" BRONCHO " on account of its beauty and simplicity. 
Upon purchase, I hired an expressman to take it to the 
Humboldt Park, and in exactly one hour, although I 
LIFE, I was riding all round the Park, and finally rode 
home, two miles; and the third time I took it out, rode 
down town, four miles. If any one tells you the 
"BRONCHO " is hard to learn to mount and ride, ask 
them to write to me. 


Chas. A. Higgins. 

Binghamton, N. Y., Sept. 29th, 1890. 

Have just received the Wheel (Light Roadster), 
and it is a "Dandy"; it is all I expected and more. I de- 
cided on the Light Roadster for several reasons. I 
shall want to do some racing in the Spring, and want a 
light wheel; also I anticipated that the new wheel would 
be a great improvement over the old, and wished to in- 
troduce it here, as one had never been shown here. The 
new wheel is a BEAUTY, and if the boys are not taken 
with it, I shall be greatly mistaken. Thanking you for 
your courtesy, I am, yours very truly, 

F. S. Cox. 

New Brunswick, N. J., Sept. 29th, 1890. 
M. V. Livingston, Westboro', Mass. 

Dear Sir: — "BRONCHO" received, also electros, 
catalogue and Skookum oil. "BRONCHO" 514 has 
been the admiration of every one who has seen it Have 
just come in from a short ride. I like the machine bet- 
ter every time I use it. The wheel makes so little noise 
that one of my friends who was standing at the side of 
the road as I went by, exclaimed : '.' Why, how still that 
goes, I can't hear it from here." He was about 8 feet 
away at the time. I have had a great many inquiries as 
to where "BRONCHO" can be purchased, and have 
already heard two or three express their desire to own 
and ride a " B N. C. L. R. S. B." Everybody who sees 
me riding says : " That's a new kind, isn't it ? " etc., etc. 
The machine is thoroughly satisfactory, strong, well- 
built, neat and compact, easy running, noiseless, a good 
hill climber and coaster. Hoping that you may have a 
large and steadily increasing sale for "BRONCHOS," 
I am, yours truly, 

[signed] W. W. Cook. 

Box 449, Binghamton, N. V. 

I took a ride of 45 miles on " BRONCHO," in 
company with a 54-inch gear chain safety, whose 
rider is as good, and better, than I on the road, but he 
was willing to admit that I could out-climb and out-ride 
him all around, and especially on " cobbly " roads. 

L. H. Pott i.K. 

/T\. I/. IJuii^stoi? <?yele /T\f^. <?o. 


245 Qolumbus five., Boston, /T\a55- 


U/estboro*. /T\ass., U. 8. f\. 

[Vol VI v - 



with having won prises amount- 
ing in value to .£3.000. 

K ■ r a twenty 

- .uth. 


.1 bicycle. 

Thcki\- elmen will bold ■ eption 

at their club-h. r 15. 

The ordinary still main- pularity il 

:iJ ami the Australian 

The second half <>i the U N vcm- 

ber 1, during which the du« 

sen'. the Ohio 1 > 

The ynaker City Wheelmen, (if Philadelphia, move 
into new quarti :d Street this week. 

The Independent Cyclers, of Louisville, have dc- 
ne their clu until Spring. 

The ' ard have accepted Antho- 

for the quarter mile ordinary. 

The Kings Countv Wheelmen have several runs 
r. including two moonlight trips. 

The Milwaukee Wheelmen held a grand lantern 

.elmen being in 

era! membi Milwaukee Club will shortly 

make an attempt to lower the twenty-five mile 

i >n. ■'■ heeling reports 

a and heir to J. S. I >> a:. 
• London W." 

rts are being ;: 

- men ami other- 


The Medford Cycle Club will hold the first of a 
. iven .luring the year, 
in the Ope: I r 17. 

iken in the ra • s t.. be run 

lally in th> 
■ ween II. 11 ketl 

Hull ex: 

tritb the 


A white .:»r i\. I e worn on the 

members ol the South End Wheelmen capable 
n twenty minul 

Th- • meet 

lr events I and R 

f] all the fir 

The Union Countv Wheelmen ha . ■ d their 

n, in order not to be 
Lh the Union County Kambli 

ual. while riding rapidly 

DO was 
sly injured her. 

1 Incinnati, 
•ig wheelmen within the city 

mittee wh furnish 

tmu- Winter 



vi 11 be 
% riters 


1 a well In 


has twen n 

' that I 

I of Ci 

I^ast year the Rhode Island Division expends I 

". fighting 1 the 

comn ippointed for 

ted that the i^.oil work will be con- 

still in the ascendant. wheelmen ha\i 

admit) te recent split, and about twent\ 

more applications will be acted upon at the next 


The Portland (Me.) Wheel Club is another cycling 
i tat ion that is deeply interested in prodi: 
minstrel entertainment. "Burnt cork' entertain- 
ments appear to be all the rage at present in many 

The Lincoln, Neb.. Wheel Club has been St 
with a membership of tweiitv-tive. The officer* 
President, C. K. Kichtcr j Vice-President, 11. E. Wheel- 
er: Secretary-Treasurer, M. Sullivan ; Captain, Frank 
Van Horn. 

The revised constitution of the Boston Bicycle Club 
■ tat any member tailing to attend the annual run 
of the club will be fined $5. The affair comes off Oc- 
tober 11, and much amusement is expected to result 
from the clause. 

era! months ago the foreign cycling press men 
were discussing the probabilities 01 a revival of the 
ordinary. To-day the favorite theme is : "Is thi 
inary Doomed r" The whirligig of time does bring 
about strange things. 

The Riverside Wheelmen will hold their club 
over the Kingsbridgc course November 4 at 3 p. m. 
The following events will be contested : One mile 
novice; two mile handicap; one mile scratch; five 
mile club championship. 

A Iks Moines paper says that Kowe and Barr, the 
Untincntai tourists, we; refused permission to 
billiards in a hall in that town because tin 
prietOI took them for " niggers." They have become 
greatly tanned by exposure. 

At a meeting ol the Bedford Cy • Club, I 

L. G. Hoppe, Treasurer, was elect ' Captain, and W. 

Fletcher, Financial Secretary, i place o( s. B. 

Wur/.lcr, resigned. The two net ifficers are hard 

and earnest workers in the ''s interest. 

If there's anything in a name. W cling. W. Va.. 

Shouli al town for cyclists, yet' the sport there 

• ng remained in a state of Inactivity. Efforts 

have recently been made to awaken the riders, and 

■ : renewed life are beginning to be shown. 

A new club, the Ivy Wheelmen, has jus; 'wen formed 
in West Philadelphia. The oil tes dent, 

1 Smedley ; Captain, William Anderson ; S 

tary-Treasurer, Wesley Blithe; First Lieutenant, Ed- 
ward Connelly; Second Lieutenant. Nathan Smedley. 

The West End Bicycle Club, of Rochester, will hold 
prion during October every Friday night. 
tournament will also be inaugurated .\ . 

auxiliary : ■ cided upon as a necessity, and 

lady rulers will be tendered the free use of the r 

The ( V. .'. 'n the highest pinna- 

1 . icing cyclist. I mod, old Jones ! We 
hope you won't on that pinnacle, for you 

will ha 11 down to mother earth again when 

our Americans hammer your pneumatic record down 
to .-in 

The niai 00 the new county road from 1 

to Springfield is about complel 

Many 1 lately 

11 the vie;- and 

Pompton, securing for wl new and 

picturesque rout 

I Van Smith, oi the Philadelphia 
I hviaion 1 R . was pi 

last v. . .nit dinner set by a dl 

• Iphia, Baltimore and Wfl- 
mlngi ognltion ol 


i>n Saturday evening, 1 
• Imen will 

Ing of the I 'heir club- 

■ .ris will 1 ■ •■ the 

'.1 the 


Thi • their 

II tiihon 

Ipatril k, 1 . 



A Bl 



trial at the next term. 

nent cyclin. ion has bee 1 formed 

at V 11 eland, N. J.. 1 I 

int. L. W. G S etarv, Per v * 

ley; Truste* -. I B. Mulfon 

:.iin. I. B P -.ant. 

l'ra:: Lieutenant 

- list, ridini 

^nocked down an old lady by t 
and honorable method of collision. Thi 

□plaint at the police station and an i 
nent of the law 
arrest all offenders, and the first victim 

!d ladv who had been kno, 
by th< 


andlather" Whittak 

been distinguishing him- 
This gent ■ is over seven: 

age. won the mile handicap of his chit We 

.member Mr. Whittak 

racing on the Canterbury track on a ialvo" 

len: work 
recently in capturing eves On Sept 15, 

a machine w.i* -■ l.iss . und a 

davs later .11 Hartford. The p 

shop. The thief andtheothi 
same - i Id, Conn 

en making 

The wheeling season in 
tember and is in full swing until May. From al 
cations the con . will ecli; 

• both in racing and touring, ai ndis- 

that cycling r. 

he Antipodi 
centre of the Colonies 

enthusii and from every point 1 

news and increased strength. 

The Cheater County Wl 

the following offii rs l serve for the ensuing 

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Brenholtz Strickland ; ■ 
tenant. Holding I 
new members, and it - 
cation to '!•■■ 

ly country club in Eastern P 

The Klizabeth-Rah v 
wheelmen on Sunday last A quart 
men on whi • ntion. ' > 

them u wooden tricycle 

large as a buggy which was pr Ol 
Charl. - 3 

tor the club twenty-four hour medal durii 
havinf He 

•:ng the first twelve hours, His 
entire milt.i. 

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wi re 1 Charles M. Beatl 


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October io, 




The most conservative, self-contained club in this 
city is unquestionably the Buffalo. The members 
appear to have a little more ambition than Bill Nye 
and not quite so much as the authors of "The Quick 
or the Dead." While the local press is teeming, as it 
were, with the doings of the Ramblers, the Zigzags, 
the Pressmen, the Roamers, the Doctors, the Wander- 
ers, and the other local clubs, it is a most unusual 
thing to find a single line anent the College Street 
club. I suppose the fact is that it is the "tony" and 
" brown stone front " club, the members of which are 
too high up to be touched by the press, and too in- 
different of public opinion to care a pve-Adam-ite cuss 
whether anything is said about them or not. Indeed, 
one official of the club told me some time ago that 
they "didn't want anything in the newspapers." I 
didn't, at the time, mention to the said official that the 
very fact of trying to keep facts from the press meant 
that such would be sure to be published, but such is 
true. All this is said in no spirit of opposition to the 
club — no, not by any means. Sir? Its membership 
has been drawn from the elite of the local bicycling 
world ; there are in it riders tried and true, "and a 
jovial, jolly, hail-fellow-well-met spirit ever seems to 
hang around the club house. But yet there is some- 
thing wanted — perhaps it's enterprise. I am sure it 
isn't ability. There is this, however, to be said, that 
whatever the club takes hold of it generally carries 
through to a successful issue. There is a lot of velvet 
on its hand, but it has plenty of steel within the glove. 
The club is happily booming in every respect. Its 
membership limit was reached long ago, and there is 
a nice little list of applicants ready to be acted on 
should any member take it into his head to resign in 
the ordinary way, or do it peremptorily by crossing 
Jordan with a rush. I am led to understand that the 
winter programme will be far more elaborate than 
heretofore — but there will be no more prize fights. 
Last year two were given under the auspices of the 
club, and were of the usual orthodox, knock-out, two- 
ounce glove contest character. The first one was 
between Charley Marks, the local light weight cham- 
pion and Tom Cavanaugh, a new arrival in this city, 
and the second one brought Reddy Strauss, an Israel- 
itish pug, and the self-same Cavanaugh. If my 
memory serves me rightly, the purses offered were 
$50 — little enough, in all conscience. The first fight 
ended in a knock-out, but the beaten man won on a 
foul, and the second fight was declared a draw after 
about thirty rounds had been fought. All this, I sup- 
pose, is "new news " to the general bicycling world, 
but it's true, and the "tony" club of Buffalo made 
money out of the venture. The entertainments for 
this winter are to be strictly social, and reception, 
musical and other committees have been appointed. 

It might be mentioned here that the club, in addition 
to having the neatest and best furnished club house 
at this end of the State, has a gymnasium which would 
be a credit to many a city. It is three years or more 
since I have visited the athletic portion of the building, 
and even then it was a credit to the club. I am told 
that considerable additions have been made since that 
time. If the club would only make themselves known 
more, promote a few races, make a record, nobody 
would grumble, but, you see, they are the Buffalo 
Club, and fail to show up enough for "this yere prog- 
gressuv city." 

Whatever else may be said of the lady riders of this 
city, nobody can accuse them of backwardness in 
coming forward when they are wanted to show up on 
behalf of Buffalo. You will remember that quite a 
number of them joined the great procession at the L. 
A. W. meeting at the Falls, and they were not wanting 
at Buffalo on the occasion of the lantern parade. Our 
local bicyclers are all there when called for. As they 
are growing in enterprise and bravery, so they are in 
number. Two or three years ago a lady on a wheel 
was a decided rarity in the city. Now we have dozens 
— hundreds. Of course, in this respect, we claim to do 
better than any city in the Union, the reason being 
that we do not present them with streets lined with 
bumpy stones to ride over, but with seventy-five miles 
of asphalted streets that are a credit to one of the most 
progressive cities in America. Then there is, the 
youth — the youth of Buffalo, that might be an escort 
to queens. I am trying to get, if possible, mileage 
records of the ladies. They will be worth printing, 
and will, I think, astonish somebody. I suppose the 
honors will rest between Mesdames Bender, Rummel 
and Chase, but this I will verify at an early date. 

The membership ot the Press Cycling Club has had 
another bound upwards. The roll now contains 
seventy-one active, and I do not know how many 
honorary members. I know, as a matter of fact, that 
between fifty and sixty applications are in the hands 
of one of the executive officers, who is waiting for an 
opportunity to present the same for consideration. 
Most or all the local clubs have abandoned their 
weekly club runs, and some have given up wheeling 
altogether for the season. Not so with the " Ink- 
slingers." They have had four runs since my last 
letter, and will have held two business meetings 
before this is printed. President George W. Schooley, 
of the News, is a real hustler, with a beaming eye for 
business, and with a keen appreciation of what is best 
for his club. It is intended that the Winter shall be as 
busy as the Summer. A series of social evenings will 
be held, and the boys will be banded tightly together. 
There is one good thing about the club and its man- 
agement. It is not only sanguine, but practical. In 
the not-too-far-off future to be contemplated, the 
powers that be have an idea of building a club house. 
(The Ramblers had a chance of doing so a short time 
ago, and threw it to the winds.) The Executive have 
now a scheme in preparation which will, I know, 
materialize at an early date. I have before intimated 
that there is a possibility that the Press Club will add 
an athletic section to its already strong membership. 
If it does, and I think it would be wise in so doing, 
there are many local athletes who would flock to its 
banner, There is a need of another athletic club in 
this city. We have hundreds of athletes here who are 
unattached, and would find a resting place with the 
P. B. C. In the meantime, and all time, we are going 
to keep the wheel agoing. 

Athletics, just now, appear to be going up like a 
rocket in Buffalo. It's all athletics. On Saturday, 

October n, the Salford Harriers and the Manhattan 
A. C. of New York City, give a joint meeting, and the 
whole country around here proposes to turn out to see 
them, and to give them a hearty welcome. The cycling 
clubs are doing their utmost to make a great day of 
it. An influential committee, comprising many gen- 
tlemen of Buffalo, has been formed to give the visitors 
a royal welcome. The foreigners and Gothamites will 
be taken to the Falls — (your humble servant will be 
one of the party)— and feted. I understand that the 
International and Niagara Falls Wheelmen will be 
requested to turn out to meet the party. October ri 
will, indeed, be a great day here — especially if the 
weather be fine— and the local wheelmen will take 
some credit for it. 

D. H. Lewis, of the Ramblers, has not gone to 
Europe. The local and cycling press have announced 
that he would visit the old country. They were in 
error. Still, the authority was "Dai" himself. It is 
certain that he purchased his ticket and should have 
sailed ten days ago, but for some reason not yet 
explained he decided to give up the trip. We should 
ha . e missed "Dai" had he gone. He is one of the 
Ramblers' "big four," and has a local record to be 
proud of. He is one of the pluckiest riders in Buffalo 
— not a particularly fast man, but for long distance he 
has no equal at this end of the State. Until recently 
he was First Lieutenant of the Buffalos, but for some 
reason resigned and cast in his lot with the Hustlers. 
Rumor has it that he will be associated with a big 
bicycle concern next year. He has many friends who 
will wish him all success in his new venture. 

I cannot send you a report of the Ramblers' meeting 
this week. It will not be held until after this letter is 
dispatched. As I have previously intimated, there is 
likely to be a lively time at the gathering, and I shall, 
no doubt, be able to send you a few interesting facts 
in my next communication. 

Buffalo gets a quota of bicycle thieves The other 
day a wheel was stolen from a lady on the east side of 
the city and the thief vas happily caught. There is a 
wheel at No. 1 station now waiting for an owner. The 
police recovered it two weeks ago. . 

The athletic civ , of the city are alive to the fact 
that bicycling wi nave to find a place on their pro- 
gramme next y r, and an effort is being made to 
secure a few fly s to wear the various colors of the 
organization. * understand that Charles E. Gates, 
our champion il climber, will sport the white and 
cherry of the affalo Athletic Club. It is also likely 
that George Vv. Eberhart, who has an enviable record 
as a local flyer, will ride for the "three-legged club." 
If the cycling clubs of Buffalo had not iii a measure 
antagonized the athletic clubs by the "date juggle," 
there woulr' unquestionably have been races for the 
wheels on e programme of October n. I am of an 
opinion *X the clubs somewhat regret the date 
changing business, and will, without reserve, promise 
not to do it again. 

The Wanderers Bicycle Club is unquestionably one of 
the sturdiest and healthiest in the city. It has 
162 active members, 162 honorary members, and 
62 non-resident members. The boys are very much 
alive and pushing, and everything points to the fact 
that the Wanderers is one of the coming clubs in this 
district. I am told by one of the officials that they 
will make the Winter season a real "howler," and 
socials and receptions will be as common as chestnut 
burrs in Autumn. These boys deserve every success. 
So far they have not made much of a splurge, but I 
hear from people who are likely to know that this 
season has been but a sort of " apprenticeship on the 
wheel," so to speak, and that next season several of 
them will try their luck on the racing trrck. 

The latest in Buffalo is the " Unattached Wheelmen " 
— whatever that may mean. One thing I know and 
that is, that they are hustlers from the start. While 
many of the clubs in Buffalo have given up runs for 
the season, the "Unattached" keep up their excur- 
sions in a style worthy of a club old in age and 
matured in wisdom. 

I have just learned that the athletic clubs of the city, 
profiting by the suggestion made in The Wheel as to 
a city alliance of cycling clubs, have decided to form a 
city league of athletic clubs— of those under the 
banner of the A. A. U. Harlow C. Palmer, President 
of the Bell Telephone Co., and Charles J. Griffiths, of 
the News, have been appointed as a committee to 
formulate a plan to be submitted at an early meeting 
of club representatives. Mamef. 



M. L. Bridgman, the well-known representative of 
Gormully & Jeffery, has been in this city for the past 
two weeks. He enjoyed a ride through the park last 
Sunday with Mr. Curran, of the Jersey City Athletic 

Chief Consul Hill has announced his committees as 
follows : Racing Board— T. H. Doane, G. S. Drake, 
and Al. Col. Tourin Board— W. M. Meeker, H. W. 
Burmester and J. M. Miller. Rights and Privileges 
G. H. Strong, Edwin Mohrig and A. E. Wright 

The Bay City Wheelmen are now an Incorporated 
body according to the laws of this State. 

Fdwin Mohrig will leave here about November 1 to 
visit the different bicycle factories. 

Owen Morgan and L. Harris, our Welch visitors, 
will ride at the games of the Olympic Club on 
October 25. From their training spins it is said to be 
quite possible that they will upset Klwell's mile 
record of am. 48s. They will ride Mr. Harris' 
pneumatic-tyred Ormonde. 

The pneumatic has excited much curiosity amongst 
the local riders, and the general remark is that no 
one can appreciate its si/.e until they see il. The lyre 
resembles the white canvas life preservers seen on 
ferry boats more than anything else. I' \i ikuknia. 

The Seventh Regiment games will be held at tin 
Regimental Armory <>u December 6, 

At the last regular meeting of the Lake View 
Wheelmen, the following officers were elected : Presi- 
dent, Charles M. Beattie ; Vice-President, Fred K. 
Shedd ; Secretary, Henry F. Marks ; Financial Secre- 
tary, Joe. H. Brown ; Treasurer, Charles A. Ellwood ; 
Captain, Fred D. Morgan ; First Lieutenant, Frank M. 
Crouch ; Second Lieutenant, Marsden B. Fox ; Color 
Bearer, Louis M. Beattie ; Bugler, Frank C. Moyer ; 
Executive Board, Chas. M. Beattie, Henry F. Marks, 
ex-officio ; T. E. McKelvey, G. V. Southard, Marsden 
B. Fox, Frank M. Crouch, Frank N. Kimball. The 
new board of officers will tender their club-mates a 
supper in another week. About seventy uniformed 
members turned otit for a club run Friday night, 
October 10. 

From Water to St. Paul Street is a short thorough- 
fare called Ely Street. It is about thirty-five yards 
long, rises about twenty feet from the base to its 
summit, and is a hard hill to climb on a bicycle, but a 
number of wheelmen will try to climb it against time 
Friday afternoon for useful prizes. Among the entries 
for the contest are C. I. Conolly, F. F. Kammer, 
Robert Thomson, C. J. Iven, Edward Servis, F. T. 
Servis, Wm. M. Conolly, Emmett Schenck, Wm. Tur- 
pin, John Graham and others. 

Officers for the occasion are : Referee and Starter, 
R. A. Punett. Judges, W. R. Sanders and C. C. 
Beshan. Scorers, E. J. Tripp and Gordon Mont- 
gomery. Timers. F. H. Bettys and W. E. Williams. 

The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Lake View Wheelmen 
is probably one of the largest in the State. It is with 
considerable pride that your correspondent is able to 
announce the fact that the members are composed of 
some of the leading society belles of the city, who 
with their gentlemen friends will enjoy a series of 
full dress parties during the Winter. 

Geo. L. Estes, a well-known bicyclist and athlete of 
the West End Bicycle Club and Manhattan Athletic, 
of New York, ran at the Cricket Club games in Chicago 
Saturday. He won first in the 220-yard dash, second 
in the 100 yard dash, and third in the quarter-mile 

Frank M. Crouch, for the past two years cashier of 
the Eastman Company, has resigned his position, and 
after a vacation of three months, will enter the employ 
of a large furniture house in this city under the man- 
agement of C. A. Rockwell, ex-President of the Lake 
View Wheelmen. Before leaving the office Mr. 
Crouch was presented with an elegant diamond ring 
by his associates. His vacation will be spent in a 
cycle tour to Detroit accompanied by Charles Elwood, 
of the Lake Views. 

The wide-awake representatives of the West End 
Bicycle have inaugurated a pool tournament to begin 
in their rooms Friday evening, October 17. They will 
also hold a number of socials during the Winter 
months for the purpose of keeping the members better 
united, and to infuse interest in non-club members 
who ride wheels, but apparently do not fully realize 
the advantage of belonging to a club, and who 
certainly do not appreciate the strength of organiza- 
tion until they become a member of such. At a recent 
meeting of the club a new constitution and by-laws 
was adopted which abolishes all standing committees 
except the Executive Board. According to the new 
constitution four memberships are named, viz.: Asso- 
ciate, active, honorary and life. An applicant must 
be an associate three months before he is elected to 
active membership, if at all. Zo. 


Capt. Kirkpatrick, of the Business Men's Club, 
Newark, N. J., has been spending a few days in the 
city introducing his patent brake lock and supporter 
for safeties. On Sunday he had a twentv mile run 
with four of the club members and proved himself a 
rider as well as a gentleman. 

The latest addition to the club house is a cat which 
has been duly named "Jessie," and on which "Mac" 
keeps a fatherly eye. It is to be hoped that now, with 
so many family cares, he will not go Rome— ing away 
so often during the month. 

That handsome clock which Messrs. Penn, Yalev 
and Benjamin won in the twenty-five mile road race, 
adorns the mantle of the front parlor, and is ad mi red 
by all. By the way those cigars of Frank's were very 
good and the club hopes soon to smoke their best 
wishes to the other " Blacksmith," and also "Central 

A challenge was received last week from the Utica 
club for a road race from fifteen to thirty-five miles. 
to be held between four married men from each club. 
The Syracuse men, however, will not be in it, as out- 
racers have decided that they cannot get "hitched" 
satisfactorily, in time to accept the challenge. It will 
have to be declined. Awfully sorry, Crosby, but look 
out for them next year! 

Dr. Chase, T. Rautenberg ami P. Gaylord were 

elected active members at the meeting held October 
6. This brings the membership up to about 130. 

The club meeting on Monday night was largely 
attended. After considerable debate the meeting 
resolved itself into a committee ot (he whole, A sub- 
committee presented charges which were the facts 
contained in my last letter in brief. The four members 
denied the charges and the meeting adjourned until 
Tuesday next. 

flu- five mile race for the championship of the Mary- 
land Bicycle Club, of Baltimore, was run September 

■.'7. The event was won by W. B, (.'list 

I'll, follow Ing is the list of events to be run at the 
Yiucland Wheelmen's meet, November 17, subject to 

change: One mile ordinary, novice, open; one mile 
safety, novice, open; one mile safety, open, scratch: 
"He mile ordinal j , club team (three men), open : three 

mile safety, open, ban. heap ; half mile ordinary . open, 

scratch; one mile ordinary, open, handicap : one mile 

ordinary, Yiucland Club chain, half mile 

safety, open, scratch ; Ave mile open, ordinary, h 

cap. Attempts ma\ also be made to lowel 


(Vol,. VI., No. 7. 


,d up the < 
by th enl recently held there, but faintly 


ral, nnJ t 
that the feeling of mortification over the 
irnament It n<l lusting' 

lnt Win sxof last week published .1 most exhaust- 
.itni. judging from that 
n the report* of the S 

tent to this 
,w any other conclualon but that 
ommittee orcoran tourna- 

ment have put their foot in it. 
The facts appear to be that certain members of the 
ttee « - admirably managed the New 

York State meet, used the name of t! Club, 

.11 that that implies, for the promotion of a tour- 
nament which was run for the private profit of them- 
.iin! this, mind you, in the 
1 the ex pi e and command of the club 

that the meet referred to be let severely alone. 
The whole all. ' unfortunate, involvil 

~ul of the S some of the 

members of the State meet committee, who should, of 
hers, be ttil lub etiquette and club 

confidence Up to the present time an investigating 
committee have reported as against the offenders, who 

given a week to prepare a reply, which is 
Of the club to be held 
next Tuesday even; 

We publish below extracts from papers and private 

letters as throwing a glittering effulgence on the sttu- 

. We wish tO call 

the attention of the Racing Board to these rumors: 
Rumor One ! BO the effect that the committee in charge 

of th •. State meet offered money to certain 

Dg men to compete at the Syracuse tournament. 
Rumor two: that the Pake Tournament Committee 
mtt .,, not only among them- 

•with,'//;"'. Query Is this true, and 

,nd lively meeting of the S cling 

Out. at the club-house, in Onon 


ily stand In OUT 
• . .1 I learn. 

the' first 1 im that hi nt to 

Charles W. Wood from Corcoran. 1 
e all along that theschemi 

ran's, in Chicago, Had I known this. 1 
should have exerted every effort to prevent the 

liable rlat cut that was sure to result from the 
scheiiu asitwaainauj night 

wai well-tempered, with suppressed feeling running 
high. The attendance was large, and 1 believi 

our ' feel that the majority and 

•-; them. They appear in the attitude of inno- 
and. from their actions and words, intend to 
bluff the matter through. It will not work, for the 
Cycling Club has never been run bv four men. and the 
chant : that it never will be. The meeting 

last night resolved itself into a committee of the 
whole, and appointed a sub-committee to draw up 

chart lented and flatly denii 

the tour, Vice-Consul Wood doing the talking. His 
:ks and denial were actually forced. ' The 
four ' lake the limit of seven days in which to answer 

the charges Personally, 1 feel thai the clubs 

name has been injured 1 favor censure, and II 
still maintain the attitude of bluff, why, then I 

expulsion. We have too good an organisation 

injured bv the wilful acts and unbending spirit ol 
these men. They have been my personal friends, but 
being a charter' member of the clul place 

club welfare above friendship, and work for right " 




\^ it was known beforehand 

nt at Kirkwood Park would 

than usual. 

i'i lock, and 

1 it adjourned. 
... that the .-state ■ ommittee. which 
immittee 1 

in- named. The committee- 
: Avery, L. s. Wilson, k •■ 

'.ell. All 1 A ilson, 

1 with the 
: lewood Park. Ill K 
n the n 

I he motion was 

,n,l th, 

the whole, ol which I >r. k. 

an Informal 

:,tirc trouble growing 

11 Harris 

ling mein- 

V, W I. 

II Howard 

- with- 

I tllollt 

J Mir J Thatt 

II lo their own 


• • the 

Prince Wells has bought Johnston. Simpson S 
agency and in his trade, 11 

recti 1 .,: I :1: il < 1 lading f-r s : ir lead cf 
., in the lot. which he claims is the 
it outright purchase of wheels ever shipped to 
this city. 

Chief Consul l.amb was in the city several days 
the past week, but his attention was demanded 

rhere more than at the headquarters. He man- 
to drop in for a few minutes at the L. I 
The race between Kentucky and 

ie membership is very inti 
loafing race, but an occasional spurt enlivens things, 
are al a tie with 13a members. Wake up Ken- 
tucky ! 

Just why Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky should not 
arrange tlieir State meets so as tl 

to take in the three, has never been answered satis- 
factorily. The meets have heretofore been held so 
vacation to take in the Kentucky meet would 
nice at the others, and vice versa. 
Consuls Lamb. High and Hcisev should con- 
sider this. 

Mi I. oui Hart has been in the city booming the 

Birmingham, Ala., meet, and bids fair to catch a 
number Of local riders. 

Mr. C. P. Smith, of the Indiana Bicyclo Co., WM 1 

: visitor to Louisville on business for the com- 

inner, of Covington, Ky.. 

was in the city for a lew days last week attendant 

upon ■ of the Satellites of Mercury. 

Mr. Howard Gains, ol Frankfort, Ky.. was with us 

one time. 

l.ouisviih I I lub has been particularly 
uring business and professional men 
me prominence as m< 1 mem- 
ber is I hi entirely reliable , 

annuity In which hi 

,-, well as in hi 

,. dentists, ni mi n, 

:. mis. machinists, artists, engravers, book- 
mid more many ol them 
iged men with families, all ol which 
the clul) not to ■iher- 

I,n ision S lohnson will, as s,.,,n 

Ing th m with tin 

foundation for advertising tin 

and that, too, only n ; 
aonu- benefits will : '"">- 

Win 1 1 lii ><i n 


Entries are coming the annual 

and if the a rk is 

only in his best attire a "fine race wil 

urse will in all pr,- Irvington- 

Mil burn, though this is an 
positi . nt. Many ol thi 

unc; blood, sav they are not in trim 
climbing contest, and as : 

that Railway stretch there may be a change ol pro- 
gramme. I' the the I. and 
more than probable that Billy Murphy will 

sblisn a new record tor twentj 
connection with the r.i ■ ell to stab 

■ out with his semi-annual proclamation thi 

will not compete, but the bcttin, tte that he 

and no taki 
Meat Whvmper. Man:, 

able Sunday this week wheeling in the < (rat 
ner at Marion's paternal home in Arlington wa 

event. The - to be red mini 

blc and red mild. Long lack had his 

dent, his front forksai irting compa 

k. ( w. bowling team will not enter the Wheel- 

e, but will 
in his Marion's desire to in ; 

his mind b- I prevent his giving much at- 

tention to bowling 

lirst entertainment of the season w 

early in rloveml able gentlemen 

have the ai: Marmn (chairman), [ones, 

.md Whvmper. Thi 
tumn party, and, to fill the bill to its full, will nol only 

■ -house with Autumn It will 

appear in garments of sunburnt hue. 
The ling nobl\ 

ance in the 1 1 well-tried janitor, J< 

man. who has nad a bad run of misfortune in th, 

Mr. Bedford begs ■ 
raittee that they at m 

icir full attention. V a ant. 

but re-turning will till a long-felt want 

, s. our club scribe, is report e given up 

ins Hill Is 

■.in«er and ' B.OW tied for third pla 

lliard tournament. 
A pool tourney is now under advisement. 

It \M I.M . 



The run held Sunday. September . ,. undei 

grand sue, ess. 1 en in 

fine, si Bristol, thi 1 

North End Club. 1 
The Mi - having started off rathel 

ever, met thi i ul Tullvtown, 

this side of Bristol. sing. 

the entire party ai 

lock, whence we proceeded up the South 
Warren Street pavement, ti 
of the club. After a short rest the wneelmi 

1 here dinner was ser\ 1 ' noon 

was passed most enjoyably. F.\ 1 
it w.', spent in healthful n 

The run called 
until Sun 

weather and bad condition ol the 1 
few 11 the club 

who did, togethi r « 

im and return. 


delphin W, .id fifteen mi 


mid then !• 
I'niallv the 

and ., 



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• lid , Kellll, 

October io, 1890.] 



After hanging fire for a couple of months it now 
looks as if we'll have our Associated Cycling Club's 
organization after all. At any rate, the meeting in the 
Grand Pacific Hotel on the ist inst. gave the move- 
ment a good start, and there is every reason why the 
organization should go through swimmingly. The 
meeting of the ist was attended by representatives 
of five clubs, as follows: Chicago Club, Barrett; 
Illinois, - Street and Jones; Washington, Conkling, 
White and Sternfeldt; Douglas, J. C. and C. H. 
Wachter, Norden, Langdon and Relihen ; Lincoln, 
Gerould, Erwin, Hochkirk, Templeton, Harrington, 
Herrick, Brewster, Newman. Morris, Pound and 
Betts. R. G. Betts, of the Lincolns, was made tem- 
porary chairman, and A. J. Street, secretary. After 
thoroughly discussing the matter and declaring it the 
sense of the meeting that such an organization should 
be entered into, a committee drafted the following 
prospectus, which was adopted and ordered sent to 
each of the clubs entered, supplemented with a request 
to appoint three delegates to attend the meeting for 
permanent organization, the date of which was left 
with the chair : 


The object of the organization shall be to secure 
harmonious and concerted action in all matters of 
general interest to wheelmen in Chicago and vicinity; 
particularly in such matters as municipal legislation, 
improvements of streets and roads, the prevention of 
the theft of wheels, to spread a knowledge of the 
rights, duties and privileges of wheelmen, to promote 
road and track racing, to foster fraternal club inter- 
course, and, as far as possible, to aid the State and 
National organizations of the L. A. W. 


It memberships shall be composed of the clubs of 
Chicago and immediate vicinity, who shall be repre- 
sented by a number of delegates to be decided upon 
at the time of permanent organization. 


The expenses of the organization will be nominal 
and will be borne by the clubs composing it. 

Van Sicklen has had more hard luck, but this time 
he had companions in misery. One day last week, 
Messrs. Van Sicklen, Barrett and Aiken, accompanied 
by Mrs. Van Sicklen and Mrs. Aiken, had occasion to 
visit the little surbtirb of Austin. The streets not 
being particularly good, and their being no law to the 
contrary, the entire party rode on the sidewalks. In 
endeavoring to pass a testy old couple who refused to 
"budge when politely requested, one of the ladies was 
forced off into the ditch, and Van, being immediately 
behind, ran into the couple; and then maybe the latter 
weren't wrathy. The he-male, a big, strapping 
Irishman, who was possessed of one of those unstead- 
iers slangily termed a jag, seized Van and prepared 
to wipe up some of Chicago's precious real estate with 
him. Van protested and caught one of his hands, 
when old Rumsoak made a motion as if to draw a pop. 
Barrett, however, took a hand just then, and being a 
crack wrestler, dropped the old fellow before he could 
get his hand under his coat tail. Then they proceeded 
to go through the old duck's pockets to find his gun, 
while Mrs. Rumsoak implored them " not to hurt Pat, 
he's drunk." Failing to find a weapon, Pat was per- 
mitted to rise. Then he fairly boiled over, and heaping 
dire vengeance on the " robbers who rolled him about 
on the pe-rairie," he flashed a policeman's star on 
them. The wheelmen at once gave in and were 
marched off to a " dungeon cell," where they remained 
for nearly an hour, the ladies not being molested. 
When the case was tried, the three were fined $3 each, 
for "disorderly conduct." The Township Board also 
went into session and passed the following resolution, 
effective October m : 

" No person or persons shall ride a bicycle or 
similar vehicle in or upon any of the streets or other 
public places in the town of Cicero without the special 
consent of the Board of Trustees of said town, with- 
out complying with the following rules : To go up 
roadways only, to go not more than two abreast, and 
keeping as close together as possible, and keeping on 
the right-hand side of the roadway; to use extreme 
caution in keeping out of the way or horses and foot 
passengers; to announce their approach by ringing a 
bell, and to always carry a signal light at nigjht. 

"Any person or persons who shall violate any or 
either of the provisions of this ordinance shall upon 
conviction pay a fine of not less than one dollar ($1) 
nor more than ten dollars ($10) for each and every 
offence. The police of the town of Cicero shall have 
the power to arrest on sight any person or persons 
found in the act of violating any of the provisions of 
this ordinance." 

The end, however, is not yet. There is likely to be 
an officer dismissed from the force, and a suit for 
damages against the township. 

The text of Alderman Roth's lamp ordinance, which 
is at present with the Judiciary Committee of the City 
Council, is as follows : That every person using a 
bicycle, tricycle or velocipede in any of the streets, 
alleys, or public places of this city during the night 
time shall have a lighted lamp, with glass front and 
sides, fastened conspicuously upon the front part 
thereof in such a manner that the light may be dis 
tinctly seen at a distance of at least 200 feet, and every 
pet son failing so to do shall be subject to a fine of not 
less than $2 nor more than f 10 for each offence. 

The Lincoln Cycling Club's live miles— or 11101c 
properly speaking, four and thece-quarter miles road 
race was run over the Edgewater course on the 4th 
inst. and proved a scorcher. Neither Bray nor 

Spooner Started, the latter remaining out to give his 

"dark horse" a show, so they say. Seven ol 1 lie 
club's "next best" men started': l<\ J. McVoy, 1''. 1C. 

Cronse, i'\ |. McMahon, I 1 '. K. McDonald, |. K. Pollock, 
11. c. Baine and A. W. Harris. Harrisand McDonald 

were never in it, but lor four miles the oilier made a 
good race of it, McMan, for a sick man, set ling a lung- 
teai ing clip until the spurt came, when he .lied aWRJ 
Pollock, Spooiu-i 's "horse," won all out by ten yards, 
('rouse .-iikI Mi-Voy had a hard light for second place, 
('rouse, who is great on seconds, getting it bv a lengl h, 
Baine fourth, McMahon fifth, McDonald end Harris 

dead heat for last place. Time, 14m. 58^3,, splendid 

for any sort of day, but more so over such heavy, 
slippery roads, and on such a dark, drizzly day as 
was Saturday. 

A meeting of the Division Board of Officers was 
held in this city on Monday last. The principal busi- 
ness transacted so far as known being the election of 
delegates to the National Assembly, and the adoption 
of a road improvement bill for introduction into the 
next Legislature. One might have thought this a 
secret session of the board, so little was known of it. 

Englewood has another club, the Eagle Cycling 
Club. G. A. Davis is its President, and F. L. Jones, 

The ten mile race at Parkside on Saturday, for the 
track Contractors' Cup, was won by Geo. K. Barrett, 
in 29m. 42 2-5S., H. A. Githens, second; H. R. Winship, 
third. J^umsden, Van Sicklen and Denison, also 
started but did not finish. The time being outside of 
record, the cup remains with its donors, but medals 
go to first and second. The x-ace was run on a heavy 
track and in the midst of a cold, chilling drjzzle. 

A bowling league is amongst the Winter's pos- 

Lumsden has been made manager of the Chicago 
Club's indoor baseball team. 

The Lincoln Club is hatching out a building scheme. 

A cafe, with seating accommodations for 160, and at 
which either breakfast or dinner can be served, is a 
feature of the Illinois club's new quarters, and it is 
proving a paying venture, too. 

F. W. Gerould, President of the Lincoln's and 
manager of the Spaldings' Chicago store, leaves next 
week for a combined business and pleasure trip to 
the Pacific coast. He will be absent until December. 

Douglas Club reception, November 10, at Apollo 
Hall, is a fixture. 

On Saturday next (nth) the Lake View Club holds its 
third race for the McConnell medal. 

The Lincolns' "Grand Annual Smoker" has been 
fixed for October 25. A magic lantern exhibtion, a 
lecture by Prof. Erwin, entitled " Do You Ever Get 
Tired?" and a recitation, "The Canary Bird's Dream," 
by Birdie Brewster, are on the cards. 

Bettsy B. 


A year ago at this time people would have opened 
their eyes in amazement to see a feminine bicyclist on 
the street, says a writer in the Minneapolis Tribune, 
who has been watching the sport's advancement. 
Vague rumors that such a practice was in vogue 
among the Eastern women reached our ears, but we 
did not pay much attention to the report, simply rest- 
ing assured that if the "craze "were to strike us it 
would strike hard in due time. Nor were our predic- 
tions unfulfilled. It came, it saw, it conquered ; 
whether it has come to stay or not remains to be seen. 
It is no unusual sight now to meet half a dozen lady 
cyclists in the course of a morning's stroll. Mounted 
aloft, attired in a suit of blue, and guiding with no 
apparent difficulty her ship of state, the rider skims 
along like a bird. Maintaining a position similar to 
that of the stoned "soaring vulture," she holds herself 
erect, never turning her head to right or left, intent 
only on the road before her, oblivious of the pedes- 
trian, who stalks along on the same two feet accorded 
him at the beginning of his history. We are not quite 
accustomed to it yet ; at least we look askance at the 
woman on wheels, and wonder if she enjoys it as 
much as she seems to, and the question enters our 
minds, What first prompted her to adopt this mode of 
locomotion ? 

"How many lessons does a lady usually take?" was 
asked a teacher in the riding school. 

" From six to ten hours' work is generally sufficient, 
taken an hour or so at a time. This lady, for instance, 
is a stranger here, and wishing to take her wheel home 
with her, has devoted herself assiduously for the past 
two days. It is a mistaken idea that a rider of four 
years' practice rides just so much better than one of 
as many months'. The art is easily learned. The 
mount is very simple. Place the treadles so that the 
right one will be directly beneath the foot, make a 
revolution of the wheel and with a light spring the 
seat is gained, with the left foot resting naturally on 
its proper tread. The single turns of the treadle re- 
volves the wheel so that the seat is brought forward, 
and in the twinkling of an eye the seemingly difficult 
feat is performed." 

Speaking of the bicycle business, a prominent dealer 
recently said : 

" Our trade is vastly on the increase, with about 160 
lady bicyclers now, against three of last fall. We 
have patrons at Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Duluth and 
West Superior, so you see it is not a local pastime. 
One man writes me from Chicago that in a family of 
five of his acquaintance, each possesses a 'safety. In 
Washington, D. C, a line of several hundred was seen 
in procession, and thus it is all over the country. The 
ladies like it. They say it is the nearest approach to 
flying they may ever attain in this world. The exer- 
cise is attended with no discomfort, and the machines 
arc light, requiring no care. 

" The cost of a machine? It isn't much, when you 
consider its durability. The first purchase necessi- 
tates an outlay of $135 for a first-class article. On 
good, firm roads, a tyre will last about as long s die 
wheel; in this city, where the paving blocks often 
present sharp edges, a rubber tyre may get slivered 
and worn after three years' use, but an expense of $5 
once in three years is not a great item. 

"As to the uniform, it is a matter of taste. Of course, 
a loose-fitting garment with a skirt not loo lull, is best 
suited to the purpose. There is some agitation of the 
divided skirt question, but as yet the ladies do not 

adopt thai fashion kindly. After it prevails generally 

in the East they will undoubtedly assume it here." 

The bicycle school in Minneapolis is a large hall .• ■ 

feet in length and ss feel wide, and is .1 favorite place 
for the ladies to ride before venturing upon the street. 

The tuition fee is merely nominal ; $5 is all thai is re- 
quired, with a rebate on purchase. To those who do 

not buy, but rent, :i charge "I another Jj is made, the 

whole $10 then going toward the purchase when that 

takes place. Kilt *' cents is asked lor a I1.1II .lav's 1 i.le. 

and you can see it is a pleasure accessible to every 
one. " I would like to have you see some of our most 
enthusiastic riders," said an attendant, the other day. 
"They would soon convince you there is no sport like 
it. It embodies all the poetry of motion, gives excel- 
lent play to the muscles, and produces an exhilaration 
that, never experienced, cannot be appreciated. Here 
is a list of names it might interest you to look over, 
and ask any lady mentioned here" what she thinks 
about it, and I'll wager ten to one she'll tell you to try 
it yourself and then answer your own question." 

Miss Emma G. Merrill, Miss Nellie Breesee, Miss 
Grace Hayes, Miss Julittee Guild, Miss May Jackson, 
Miss Bird Lucy, Miss Blanche Hodge, Miss Ada M. 
Cramer, Misses Aulda and Edna Isaac, Miss Lilian 
E. Ingram, Miss Blanche Wright, Miss Louisa Hauke, 
Mrs. W. B. Worrell, Mrs. Florence Lewis, Mrs. A. H. 
Brackett, Mrs. E. C. Gage, and many others, were 
among the names I saw. All honor to the lady 
bicyclist; may she enjoy every run, and may she 
induce many to follow suit ; if we do not do like- 
wise it is because we are not built that way. 


The inter-club race meet of the Park Avenue and 
Quaker City Clubs is planned on a larger scale than 
any of the previous meets held here this season. The 
programme is made up to attract fast men, and the 
prizes will be well worth riding for. The members of 
both organizations are working enthusiastically for 
the success of the same, and given fair weather this is 
positivel3 r assured. Enough tickets have already 
been sold to much more than pay all expenses. 

The Columbia Cyclers' meet has been postponed to 
November 1 in order not to conflict with other pro- 
proposed arrangements by other clubs. 

Members of the South End Wheelmen capable of 
riding five miles on the road in twenty minutes or 
better will hereafter be designated by a white star 
on the cap. The South End has a number of riders 
with scorching proclivities, and with the addition of a 
distinctive mark as an incentive the number will prob- 
ably be increased. 

On Saturday the Philadelphia Bicycle Club held 
their "Field Day" at their Ardmore country house. 
The programme was a varied one, consisting of bicy- 
cle races, athletic sports and lawn tennis, the contest- 
ants consisting of members only. 

Sunday was a pleasant day, and club runs were well 
attended. The Century went to Trenton, being met 
at Bristol by the Mercer County Wheelmen and escort- 
ed to Trenton by that club. The Columbia Cyclers 
had a large delegation to Chester ; the South End and 
Park Avenue were at Morristown, and the Mount 
Vernon Wheelmen at Penn Lynn. The time is ap- 
proaching when indoor amusements, however, will 
attract our principal attention, and the various clubs 
are taking time by the forelock and appointing com- 
mittees to look after this now very important and con- 
stantly increasing feature of Philadelphia club life. 
The Quaker cycler does not, in the Winter season 
" Put up his bike 
In vasalene, anti-rust and the like," 
by any means. He uses it all the year round — or at 
any rate a large percentage of them do ; but from 
Thanksgiving Day till Easter Sunday even the most 
enthusiastic are willing to have an occasional indoor 

From the little birds that are flying around I gather 
the information that this season will see entertain- 
ments on a scale that two or three years ago would 
not have been thought of by a bicycle club. Dances, 
balls, musicales, euchre parties, banquets, stag rack- 
ets and athletic entertainments are all being mapped 
out, one might think, recklessly. Did not the success 
of last year's social season give promise of increased 
interest this year? And the credit for starting all this 
is due to the good old Philadelphia Club, who set the 
example and proved that some things could be done 
as well as others. 

No club has as yet announced a complete programme, 
but the opening" events include the theatre parties of 
the Mount Vernon Wheelmen at the Chestnut Street 
Theatre on November 21 ; the Oxford Wheelmen at 
the same place on the 22d ; the South End at the South 
Broad on November 14, and the Century on December 
2. The Park Avenue will give a subscription ball on 
November 24, and the Columbia Cyclers have already 
commenced their informal dances. 

A bicycle club has been formed by a number of 
wheelmen in the First Regiment, our foremost mili- 
tary organization. Imagine the sensation this club 
would create in a parade should they ride with the 
same precision as when marching and wear as corre- 
spondingly handsome suits as in their dress parades. 

It is said that a certain prominent member of a cer- 
tain prominent club now camps out on a certain race 
track where he is training lor coming events. 

Paul Berwyn. 


The Elizabeth Wheelmen held their first meeting in 
their newly remodeled club-house on Tuesday even- 
ing of this week, and elected four new members. The 
club is now the largest League club in the State, and 

having over seventy members, is entitled to two 

representatives in Hie State Hoard o( Officers. Mr. 

Aug. T". Bellinger was elected to iiii the place 01 
second representative. 
Arrangements for the formal opening of the house 

\\ ere discussed, and an elaborate programme laid out. 

On Friday evening ol next week .1 reception will be 

given from 8.30 to to o'clock, when the house will be 

open to inspection, music will i>e furnished by an 

orchestra ol fifteen pieces, and there will be some 

short a.l dresses. Cards of invitation have been issued, 

and they will be eagerlj sought lor. 

(in Saturday evening, the 18th. the grand bicycle 

I. intern parade will take place, and it is sale to predict 

thai it will be a big one it the night is clear. In> 

I ions have been issued 10 thirty-three clubs, and as 

the E. \Y. nave a good name .is entertainers, there 
will doubtless be a Targe response, Tin- parade will 
start at 8. 10, and the route will be announced latei 


[Vol. vi.. No. 7. 


ng shown in London. 


; 4. the one 
1 ge K. Bar- 

i !I1U'. .111. I 

Inventions in hollow t\' 

1 tyre. It in tube 

sin of can- 
Its inventor expe< is that it will rival, 
t entirely drive out, the pncamal 

A W. Gump 4 Co., Dayton, O., an making pr< 
Into a four-stoi j 
building, ' having out-grown their 

in the rear. Tin- new building will Kiu' them a 
city t. and .is .ill Room 

.levator, they will possess most 
convenient l he tirni will also carry a 

general line of sport For their retail trade. 

The attention of tin ailed to the announce- 

ment of Murray V. Living the White 

of the firm has been chant 

and the entire 

concern has been removed from the 
nl Westboro", Ma Columbus 

All matters pertaining to Broncho 
honld be a concern at 

the 1 en. 

Clarence Smith, representing the Sweeting Cycle 

■ • on Mon . 

our old friend and assistant, "BetUy B," is doing 
lently with the and is making 

our front page worthy of perusal each week. The 
rtisemenu is to push Ramblers, 
• 1 fittings, but the mere advertis- 
! artfullv lodged and embedded in a net-work of 
and parable which are well worthy of atten- 

rim or felloe for siip- 
ubber tyre which is constructed entirely of 
11 Kngland a tyre has been patented coin- 
raided wire, covered with rubber and other 

v II shortly sail on thi 
manic for a flying trip to Europe, combining be. 
and pleasure. 

the Ormonde Cycle Co., has patented 
m saddle. The Hanker ft Campbell Ca bp 
le of the new saddle. 

An innovation in the Loxier S . tory is the 

nt of an inspector, who critically examines 
all work turned out. 

A latum. .. .1.. l.lman has patented a spade-handle 

• tendency of the hand 

re during warm weather. The new 

.lions passing through 

longitudinal holes through 

K. Hidwel; • n the 


in another column, 

If, and 



fs '"s IBVM>>> ^. ^ 

factoring business is the Steel Pulley at 

chine \Vorks, of Indianapolis. This c 

the t 

1'U should 
■ than to the extreme, s 
oft and mui 

Thi k will 

old the Wl time 

Md . 

1 will mat 

Among tile latest cullers in the hievele inanu- 

11.1 Ma 


will shortly place a new wheel on the market. 
We have been unable to learn any of tin details 
of the new wheel, but the linn has promised to 
furnish us with cuts and specifications at an 
early date. The superintendent of the work is 
Mr. Pulton. The firm has already received a 
lareje order from Missis. A. \V. Gump & Co 


Replying to an Inquiry, the Stover Bicycle Company 

furnish us with the following information : 

Tile Stover Company will build only one new 
machine next year, though important changes will be 
made in the present mounts. The compaii'. 
place on the market, early in the Spring of 
4.. inch ladies' spring-frame safety, built for 
only. The company state that it will be the best that 
money and brains can produce. 

The Paragon will be lightened Somewhat, and the 
innovations will be tangent spokes and forged hubs. 
The Iroquoil will also be improved in detail, though 
its general characteristics will remain the same. 

The company is working on a new saddle, of which 
they expect great things, and they will also import 
any desirable specialties they run across. 

The company adds: 

" We have enlarged our plant very greatly, and arc- 
doing our best to get ready for the next year trade 
We have an eye on the cushion tyre and will be n 
to put it out as soon as we see that it is a si: 
which it certainly is not at present. Beyond I 
few things, we can only say that we have all we can 
do to keep up with the demand for our machines, and 
can not spend much time or space to the fads thai 

Club papers are all the go in England. Among the 

many that we have recently received is the Anerley 

four-page paper, printed by means of 

a type-written process, and edited by "Free Lance.*' 

The (iermantown Wheelmen have a membership of 
twentv-six, and have bright pre the future. 

The Offlcei Kupci'tus, President ; J. liar- 

graves, Vi ■ . I. McGowen Secretary 

Oliver. Treasurer; P. L. kauschcr, Captain; H. Rich- 
ards and William Hohson. Lieutenants. 

the Park 


Pneumatics will be permitted full swing at 
Avenue Quaker City race meet. Philadelphia, 

All race promoters are anxious to have the I 
Wilhelm match take place at the meet under their im- 
ntrol. The Wilmington Wheel Club are In 
■ uring tli> "f the much-desired 

~ for their adair ol < >ctobct 

Miss Maggie Kirkwood, "i Maplew I, Mas. 

Cently rode 116 miles in twelve hours. 

Mecredyisag) Winter riding. Noth- 

ing lil I riding, he 

ndatlon t"i next season's 

riders to wear all-wool clothing, and to ■. 

■ \ chills. I ; ..r Winter work inch 

• Summer ; this for solid I 
for pneumatic machines, gj or s>< gear. 

\NI> II \s I I ( "Ml |.> I III- 

. the name 

1 in an English nam 
finished will up, although allowing 

■ 1 a hilly road in ill. 4.111 

on. l-liau taddli 

1 s who are trouble. 1 with 
the in. lion thev would 

Irish i hampli 

..■ Olvmpl 

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One week from Sunday a run will be called 1.. 
Prospect l'ark. which ry member's duty to 

ilk; t.. obtain the annual club 

KictUl ■ : 1 loin our club- 

oiis. ipute, but 

Intrinsically ire a never-chai . 

memory of the men wh.. come and go in club hie, 
leaving' behind their faces 1.. urge mutely our kindly 

W< 1, the ten mile race has been run. and OUI 
Officers breathe once again. The result was a sur; 
and one of the men I named as a winner did not do 
credit to my predictions. The men who went out to 
view the race were royally entertained by the West- 
field Wheelmen, who, with Dr. Kinch ne is 
synonymous with hospitality) at their head, had pro- 
cured the use of a club-house belonging to a near-bj 

social club, and at the conclusion of the race all hands 
. lied with refreshments. And just to think 
of it ; Ouimby ran off with the first prize, and Ma. 

our coming nd medal to his large 

collection. (Remember Sheffield's fate and keep them 
in the sate deposit vault. Mat I Coningsby, who 

started scratch, was looked upon as ha VII . 
lark'e call on the race, felt throughout as though he 
was racing with himself; he plugged along with no 
one to pace him. and to this fact his poor showing 
mav be laid. Kred is one of those hard-luck riders ; he 
really has it in him, but some unfortunate happening 
always trips him up. His good nature has not been 
impaired, however, ami where others would let loose 
unmentionable language, I' red well, he sin 

We have commenced our practice lor the bowling 
season. The new all. ■ \ and no doubt 

will suit the visitors I am afraid too well, to ..111 
sorrow. Jf we have our usual luck, however, we shall 
not complain, as it is a much more valuable trophy 111 
our eyes to win our competitors' hearts than a pal 
prize. By-the-by, the proprietor of our alleys is .. 
"lames Dandy" ; he welcomed us with a " M..- 
the noise you want to boys. 1 like it ; but don't tear up 
the alleys." 1 don't know as we need much hi 
making that same noise, as we seem to be rally 
capable of filling the bill, but nevertheless when you 
comedown all you other fellows to do us. chip in 
your mite to swell the chorus. 

Cole anil Mel vin, our modern Damon and Pythias, 
took the pleasant Highland Mills trip on Saturday 
and Sunday last, and had the usual merry-go-round 
Club-mate Hall metes out to all who come his 

Mr. C. A. Dutcher has been appointed a committee 
of one, or minister plenipotentiary from the tru 
to investigate the charge against ('resident Potter ot 
having received a white flannel suit foi sundry 
parent recently, and present a report 
embodying tin- advice that he be declared a pi 
sional. A 1 01 

w i-iiis.. rON CYCU CLUB NOTB& 

The Washington Cycling Club gave a highly enjoy - 

able literary and musical entertainment Thun 

( ictober j. The Rev. Dr. \\ 

and the .Kolian Quartette and Bugler K. W. McGifli- 

vrav entertained them with some tine mils 

tiolls. The • nt 

Six ..t the Waahingtona completed the century run 
from Kockford on Sunday of last w< rsvl ot 

•.v ere . ompelled 
to st. iv there all night on account ot the 1.. 
road lacilil 

H. Brown, one ol the Washing!. 
•.- removed to Klkhart. Ind . and will attend 
Ann Arbor University. He will continue. " 
wear the red Star. 

11b pa|K-r is one "i tii. possibilities that the 

Washingtons are talkin. 

• . \\ ashing' 

tons on their runs this \ eat is i.joo. 

Ni SI month the Saturday night lunches will 
Upon the mcinl" 

A •-; nil will pro 

\tlaiiti. 1 1I1 has b. . 

W si '• \ Han 

Smith ; Third 

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milling "■ 

October io, 1890.] 



Attempts are being made in Ireland to improve the 
water-cycle. In the green and snakeless island are a 
number of " noble " lakes and rivers on which a water- 
cycle could be used with pleasure. Listen to this 
sketchlet from the Irish Cyclist : 

"The delight of a 'tour' on such a lake as Lough 
Erne, for instance, can more easily be imagined than 
described. It measures some forty or fifty miles in 
length, and its fair bosom is studded with gloriously- 
wooded islands, carpeted with fragrant bilberry and 
sweet-smelling heather, where one could lie by the 
hour intoxicated with the beauties of earth, air and 
water, and still not feel that the time was wasted. 
How delighted to rush down the river-like reaches 
with the swift current, or to paddle around the islands, 
or along the wooded shores, or strike out boldly across 
the nine miles of water where the lake is broadest ; 
and should the wind be high, to wrestle with the fierce 
little waves, and dash into and through them and over 
them defiantly. Yes, it would be nice ; and for the 
fisherman, too, such a craft would be most suitable, 
for he would need no boatman to furnish the propel- 
ling power while he plied the gentle craft, but he 
could 'paddle his own canoe,' and play the biggest 
fish in the lake without assistance. By means of the 
canals and the river Shannon, vast tracts of water 
would be open to Dubliners, and altogether there 
could hardly be a more pleasing prospect to a man 
who had a little spare time at his disposal." 


25 Words 35 cents. 

Two Insertions 40 " 

New York Bicycle Company, Nos. 4 and 6 East 60th 
Street, N. Y. New and Second-Hand Machines. Choice 
assortment. Prices reasonable. Wheels to rent. Cycling 
Accessories of all kinds. List of Bargains and Sundries 
free upon application. Old mounts takon In part pay- 
ment for New- 

BRAND NEW IRWELL, uncrated. List, $ioo. Ex- 
cellent value. 30 in. wheel. Best offer over $75 
takes it. D. H. Burkholder, Lititz, Pa. 10-10 

FOR SALE— No. 1 Coventry Rival Safety. With 
lamp and stand, complete, cost $90.00. Scarcely 
used at all, and good as new. Price, complete, $60.00 
cash. J. M. Markoe, 332 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

EAGLE FOR SALE— 52 in., full nickeled, '90 pattern, 
little used. Lakin cyclometer, bell and wrench. 
$85.00. Sent C. O. D. on receipt of $5.00. P. F. J., Box 
523, Newton Centre, Mass. 10-10 

FOR SALE. — Safety bicycle, hardly used : practical- 
ly new. F. H. C., P. O. Box 444, N. Y. City. 

FOR SALE — 52 in. Eagle with cyclometer. Cost $143. 
Good as new. $100. Iroquois Safety, $90. Rover 
Safety, good as new, $100. J. J. Young, Braceville, 111. 


WANTED— A 50 in. Eagle Bicycle. Will exchange 
an Ordinary Bicycle, any size, or second-hand 
Safety for same. G. A. Litchhult, 352 Lenox Avenue, 
New York. t. f. c. 

"p*0R SALE— Premier Tandem, nearly new, with 
A bell, lamp and cyclometer. Bargain. G. W. Cliffe, 
36 W. Johnson Street, G'n., Philadelphia, Pa. 10-10 

FOR SALE— Columbia Ladies' Safety, 1890 make. 
-*■ Ridden under 150 miles and in good condition. 
Best offer over $go takes it. Address, "Safety," care 
Carrier 20, Memphis, Tenn. 10-10 

$ T - - Ladies' and Gents' Columbia Safeties, as good 
OO as new, for $100 each. They were bought 
July 1, 1890, and used at the beach this Summer. Safe- 
ties in A 1 condition, less a few scratches on enamel 
and nickel. Will send C. O. D. to any one that will 
guarantee express charges. Address Wilson, 6 Han- 
over St., Boston, Mass. 10-17-c 

T^XCHANGE-Lefever hammerlerss, 12 ga. 7 lb. 15 oz. 
*-* In perfect condition. Used but a few times. 
Cost $140.00. For Columbia Safety, '90 pattern, in 
first-class condition. Chas. Stein, Meadville, Pa. 10-3 

POR SALE— One Columbia Tandem Tricycle, nearly 
1 new, $140. One Columbia Tandem Safety, first- 
class condition, $135, or in trade for a single Safety 
and cash. J. W. Bate, 324 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. t. t c! 

"POR SALE— An 1889 Columbia Light Roadster 
■*■ Safety, in perfect condition. Price $90.00. Ad- 
dress, W. L. F., Letter Box 461, Equitable Building, 
New York. 10-10 

"p'OR SALE— A Broncho Safety, almost new ; price, 
L $95.00. Address, A. Rieder, 23 Smith St., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. IO -io 

"POR SALE CHEAP— Safety. All ball bearings, 
•*- good as new, ridden less than 100 miles, must sell. 
$75.00 bargain. Wm. Baurch, P. O. Box 205, Farming- 
dale, L. I., N. Y. 10-10 

T OST— At Niagara Falls Meet : one white enameled 
-L-' pin of Manhattan Athletic Club, also small bicy- 
cle bugle. Finder will please notify this office. 10-3 




Bearings to Both Wheels, 

Pedals and Crank Shaft, 

Hollow Steel Tubing, 





Jlpe Catest apd Best ! 

The Barkman " BB " Luggage Carrier. 

J^ fjorjpanjil Saftty. 


Carrier with bundle. 

All Forged Steel, Light, Compact, Handsome 
and servceable. 

Will carry more lug age than any car- 
rier in the market. 

Adapted to all Diamond Frame Safeties, 
carrying the weight direct on the back- 
bone, over the rear wheel, and not on 'lie 
mud guard. 

fvjoKpA^eiL.- ^fetv- 

A High Grade Machine for Young 
Men and Boys. 


Carrier(topview). Carrier without bundle. 

Price, Handsomely Nickled, - $2 oo 



Chicaqo. 241 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. Philadelphia 

Price $40, Complete. 



Chicaqo. New York. Philadelphia. I 243 Broadway, ».».« 

Pat. April 15, 1890. 
Solid Gold, - $5.50. I Gold Filled, 


No. 119. 

Gold Filled Watch Charm 

Parts all work, $2.50. 

No. 144A. 
League Pin, Solid 
Gold, $3.50. 

No. 144B. 
League Pin, Solid Gold 
with top for letter- 
ing, $5.00. 

No. 144C. 
Same as 144B, except 

No. 144D. No. 144E. 

Same as 1 44B, except tor. 

No. 140. 

Solid Gold, 
Enameled, $2.00. 

No. 196. 

Solid Gold, 
Enamaled, $1.76. 

No. 140B. 

Solid Gold, Enameled 
top for engraving, 

No. 199. 

Solid Gold, Enameled 
bottom plate for en- 
graving, $1.75. 

in ordering Leȣ'uo Pins or Pad. vs whi'h all have 
stone in center of wheel, state whether you want 
Garnet] Rul.y, Sapphire or Emerald Doublet. Use 
number o£ article wanted (no further description 
necessary). Will quote special price for 144 pins 
wiiii genuine di L.MOND or other stones. 

F. H. CA9U»HKL,L,, 

New York. 


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an ■• 1 Irmon bliahed the 

andtf better 

tmall, ihort and 

I. II Jobnaon, the Orange cycle Scaler, wim but re- 

. returned from the Adlrondacka, «rfll sail in a 

.ihs' trip lur his 

$ jyfid-^inter gycle four 
to ^ermuda. 

Programme A<ith\KM 

F. A. ELWELL, 152 Pearl St., Portland, Me. 

[Vol. VI., No. 7. 


Procured in the United 

and 1- 
Countries. Trade- 

in. irks, designs, 
1. wnii model, photograph, 01 'ketch, and 1 


will let yii 11 know whether you 
All Information free 

.mil oopyi 


Baltic Building, Waahington, 1) C 


Where you can get It the cheapest. We have a number of bargains In second-hand and Job Lot wheels at prices which cannot be 
duplicated. Send tor latest list and see what we have to offer. Brand new 48 In. Champions, practically latest pattern, at #65.00. other 
bargains equally good. ALL MAKES, NEW WHEELS supplied at lowest price. Catalogue, second-hand and bargain list free. 




G, A. LITCHHULT, Agent, 




SAVE MONEY . SAVE MONEY. 1 890 American Rambler, gocd as new. * 09.OO 

uirom yoi uiv Victor Safety 1 889 Pattern, like new lOO.OO 

wnw^-.r^w w^ 'rvnPWDlTrn 1890 Ladles' Rambler, good aa new 99.00 

BICYCLE Or TYPEWRITER, Ideal Rambler, almost pass for new. 48.00 

30 Inch Men's 8afety, balls to both wheels, new 60.00 

Send to A. W. GUMP & CO., Dayton, Ohio, for Prices. *> I I nc ^. Men ; 8 Sa / e , ty ; ba , u ? 1 a11 around 'T °°°o 

28 Inch Ladles' Safety, balls to rear wheel, new 40.00 

Ni-w Bii reduced price* anJ 400 tecond-hand one*. 24 Inch Boy's Safety, new 20.00 

QUI and T> pewrltem tnUt-n In exchanxe. Jon lotH nought. We carry 700 blcycleM In siork. 

Illi whs 

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9th, \V. C. Jones, with ('.. Pembroke Coleman (N C l ' i to re- 
cord the time, broke the World's Track Record for One Mile in the 

marvelous time of 2.20 3-5, on a 



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October 17, 1890.J 


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The latest important development in the 
English trade is the discovery of a pneumatic- 
tyre patent, filed by R. W. Thompson, of the 
County of Middlesex, on December 10, 1845. 
The patent papers are entitled "An improve- 
ment in carriage wheels, which is also appli- 
cable to other rolling bodies." The papers then 
go on to describe "A hollow belt, composed 
of some air and water-tight material, such 
as caoutchouc, or gutta-percha, and inflating 
it with air, whereby the wheels will in every 
part of their revolution present a cushion of 
air to the ground, or rail, or track on which 
they run." 

This patent, should it be proved valid, will 
conflict with the later patentee, Mr. John Boyd 
Dunlop, of Belfast, who filed his papers in July, 
1888. Specifications of both patents will be 
published in The Wheel next week. 


There seems to exist a deal of misunderstand- 
ing among the importing trade as to the precise 
status of bicycles, and the tariff on them, as 
provided by the McKinley bill. A representa- 
tive of The Wheel interviewed a prominent 
New York shipper, and learned that the status 
of the bicycle has been clearly defined in Down- 
ing's Shippers' Guide, which contains a copy of 
the McKinley bill, as well as a list of every arti 
cle imported into this country. The tariff on 
bicycles and bicycle parts, is stated to be 45 
per cent., an advance of 10 percent, from the 
old rate 011 bicycles, and an advance of more 
than that on the parts. 

This rate is provided for in clause 131)0!' the 

Tariff bill, which reads: " Forgings of iron 
and steel, or forged iron and steel combined, of 
whatever shape, or in whatever stage of manufac- 
ture, not specially provided for in this act, 2 3-10 
cents per pound. Provided that no forgings of 
iron and steel, or forgings of iron and steel com- 
bined, by whatever process made, shall pay a 
less rate of duty than 45 per cent, ad valorem." 
Up to the passage of the McKinley bill, bicy- 
cles were rated along with carriages, and the 
duty was fixed at 35 per cent. Under the clause 
just quoted, however, the status of the bicycle 
is clearly defined. It is placed in the list of 
steel and iron goods, and is therefore subject 
to the 45 per cent. duty. It is rumored that the 
importing trade of this country will make an 
organized effort to have the tariff on bicycles 
reduced 10 per cent., by placing it at the old 
figure. It is also rumored that shippers are 
paying this extra 10 per cent, under protest. 
We believe this last rumor to be without foun 


Washington is a veritable object lesson of 
what smooth pavements will do for cycling in a 
city. Wheels are seen everywhere and are 
ridden by almost everybody. In the morning 
the storekeeper and business man rides to his 
shop or office ; the schoolboy swiftly glides on 
his way to school, and the man of business 
travels about the city with ease and comfort. 
At noon hundreds of toilers repair to their homes 
for their mid-day meal upon . their bicycles 
instead of patronizing the street car, and un- 
doubtedly they gain health and appetite by so 
doing. In the afternoon and evening the 
streets at times are alive with cyclers, and lady 
riders abound by the score. Except after dark, 
when the club members are out, very few riders 
wear knickerbockers. Men ride in everyday 
clothes, and their cutaway coats flying from 
behind the saddle appears rather ludicrous. A 
Wheel representative in the city last week 
observed a man with a high silk hat and Prince 
Albert coat pedaling along serenely, unnoticed 
by the pedestrians, and unconscious of his 
peculiar appearance. In this city such a sight 
would cause a decided commotion. Butchers 
and grocerymen deliver their goods by means 
of cumbersome tricycles which have large 
baskets strapped in front and in the rear. 
Many letter carriers make their rounds on 
wheels, and in short the wheel is one of the 
chief means of transportation. And all this is 
due to the fact that very nearly all the streets 
are paved with asphalt. The seemingly reck- 
lessness with which the cyclists glide noise- 
lessly in an out among the ether vehicles and 
pedestrians crossing , the streets strikes a 
stranger with amazement, and although some 
rather close shaves repeatedly occur, serious 
accidents are few and far between. No one 
seems to resent the brushing of his clothes 
by a passing wheelman when crossing a thor- 
oughfare. Another matter that appears curious 
to a stranger in the city is the negligence of 
those who ride to their places of business, for, 
with peculiar indifference, they leave their 
wheels remaining outside upon the street, in 
many cases in positions where they cannot be 
seen from the window. In front of half the 
stores on every block one will see a wheel 
leaning against a tree or post by the gutter, 
or else against a window frame or in a door- 
way. And very few of them are chained. 
Washington, from appearances, doesn't possess 
its quota of bicycle thieves. Verily, the wheel 
is a great institution at the Capital. 


An endeavor is being made at Taunton, Mass., to 
raise money by subscription for the construction of a 
half mile cinder path in the new park of the Y. M. 
C. A. 

C. H. Smith's Detroit to Niagara Falls tour was so 
very successful that " Luggage-carrier " has promise 
of future greatness as a conductor of tours. Next 

year Mr. Smith will take a party lo Europe, and, if 
this is a success, lie proposes in iSo.| to take a party "I" 
twelve people around the world, doing i,8oo miles in 
Europe, t,8oo in India, aoo in Siam, roo in Java, loo ill 
Borneo, 100 in China, 100 in fapan, 50 in the Sandwich 

Islands, and 650 in the United Slalcs, a total "I al'..ul 
5,000 miles. 

A long and important meeting was held at the 
Syracuse Cycling Club's house on Tuesday 
evening of this week. The session was a spe- 
cial one, called for the purpose of substantiating 
the charges against the four members who con- 
ducted the recent "record-breaking" meet, 
Vice-Consul Charles W. Wood, Clarence W. 
Wood, G. Howard Avery and Fred L. Brigham. 
The five charges as heretofore published were 
brought up and discussed in detail, and the four 
gentlemen accused were finally expelled by a 
vote of 46 to 7. They appeared at the meeting 
armed with affidavits in answer to the charges 
made against them, but when a motion was 
made that they should not be accepted they 
asked to be excused and left the room. Should 
the action of the local club be approved, Chas. 
W. Wood's office will have a vacancy. There 
is considerable comment on the course taken by 
the club, but the opinion almost general is that 
the expulsions were deserved. In the ranks of 
the club the sentiment was nearly unanimous to 
impose the extreme penalty, and thus vindicate 
the honor of the club. 


Editor of The Wheel: 

Dear Sir — Having heard that the Citizens' 
Bicycle Club, through Captain King, object to 
the words " Championship of New York City " 
being used m the challenge of the Riverside 
Wheelmen, which has been accepted by us, I 
beg to say that, if it is perfectly agreeable to the 
Riverside Wheelmen, the New York Bicycle 
Club will be glad to meet the Citizens' Bicycle 
Club in a team race, at the same time and place, 
and under the same conditions, as arranged by 
the Riverside Wheelmen and N. Y. B. C. for 
their road race. 

Hoping to hear from Captain King soon, 
Yours very truly, 

George M. Nisbett, 
Captain New York Bicycle Club. 




The Wilmington Wheel Club's second annual 
twenty-five mile handicap road race will start 
at Hazel Dell Park on Saturday, October 25, at 
3.15 p. m., and the finish will be made at the 
same point. One mile will be run on the track 
at the start and two and one-quarter at the 
finish. Nearly fifteen miles of the course is a 
good shell road, and excellent sidepaths pre- 
dominate throughout the remainder of _ the 
route. The handicapping will be done by 
Messrs. F. P. ' Prial, Geo. E. Gideon, and a 
member of the Wilmington Wheel Club, and a 
time limit of ten minutes will be placed on the 
race. Besides five bicycles, as described last 
week, twenty other prizes will be offered. The 
officials will be: Referee, F. P. Prial. Judges, 
E. F. LeCato, Maryland B. C. ; Frank Nelms, 
Pennsylvania B. C. ; W. F. Kurtz, W. W. C, 
Chief Scorer, H. Crowther, Pennsylvania B. C. 
Starter, John A. Green, Century Wheelmen. 
Indications point to an exciting contest. Van 
Wagoner, West, Hazelton, Pampnian, Seeds. 
McDaniel, Kluge, Mont. Scott, Tom Hall. 
Murphy and many others being expected to 
enter. The race is open to solid-tyred wheels 
only. Entries close October 20, with S. Wall is 
Merrihew, Chairman, 1009 Market Street, Wil- 
mington, Del. Fee, $2. 

The Manhattan Bicycle Club's first monthly recep- 
tion will occur Friday evening, October .-4. 

We republish from the Hi. News* photo of 11. Par- 
sons. Parsons is nineteen years old, and holds all 
pneumatic records from si\ to sixty miles, lie has 
ridden -.•■.• miles 6ao yards in the hour, .p miles 1,180 
yards in two hours, and 60 miles 1,955 yards in three 


Messrs. i.ueas, of Birmingham, have brought out .1 

most useful little idea in the shape o\ a lubricator, ol 

the usual sprint; cap. split up the sides, bul instead ol 

coming oil, the cap is attached to Its nelghboi 
ucai concealed puce oi wire fitting in the interior 01 
the latter, This little article should bi verj popular. 

I Vol. VI , No. 8. 




iB. Race Meet of the Quaker City and Park Avenue 
Wheelmen. Wheelmen, Altooaa, Pa. 
rournament .it Birmingham, Ala. Address 
li Mart. Ploren< • i i • 

ip Road Race of 
the Wilmington Wheel Club. 
Rai ea st Vineland, N. J. 


i. Races of the Columbia Cyclers, Brotherhood 
I'ark, Philadel) 

, County Wheelmen's Road k.; 
vintftun-Milburn coo 

4. Harlem Wheelmen's Races, Entries 

4. Kind's County Wheelmen's _■; mile Road Race. 

t . Ten Mile R Atalanta Wheel- 

men, Newark- 
re mile Race of the Palisade Wheel- 
men. Irvinjjton Milburn course. 

4 Manhattan Bicycle Club's Road Races, Einga- 

t>r 1. 1 v;«- 1 ourse. 
4. R '■ heelmen's clnb road races, 

■ itham Wheelmen's club races, KinnsbriilKe 

ill" mile bicycle race at 47th Regi- 
ment Games, Brooklyn. 
8. — Two mile bicycle Regiment Games 

at the Armory. 

■ the Pint Regiment Sports, 


Outside nf the record-breaking events at the 
A A [£a annual games at Washington <>n 
Saturday last, nothing caused mure interest or 
excitement than the two mile bicycle race. The 
>lay was perfect for radii"; purposes, and the 
quarter-mile track was in good condition, 
although the turns were somewhat severe. 
nderable surprise was manifested by the 
i at Zimmerman's defeat by tin 

Murphy lx>ys. and the absence <>t Windl. 

much deplored. In the first heat II. H. Il.i! 

lock. M A t . was permitted to lead for the 

first five laps, when \V. K. Crist forged ahead 
ed the procession. For six laps the riders 
fed themselves at a pace hardly sufficient 

lo warm their blood. On the last lap C. M 

phy quickened the pace and took the lead, 

holding it to the finish closely pursued by Crist 

and IU-rlo. The second heat was run in much 

ame manner, I'. S. Brown. ('. A. <.'., lead- 

iny; until the fast men started in to race at the 

lap. While coming around into the turn 

on the ho Tuttlcs wheel struck W. I". 

ph/s trailing wheel, and the Chicago man 

tall, but was not injured to 

Van Wagoner was unable to 

side in time to avoid the fallen 

■ and fell headlong over him and struck 

ail with gi ti|Kin his 

badly shaken up. lb- wa carried 

ling room bul on around 

enth lap W. F Murpfa 

Jing, held the lead until the finish, 

■ «ely. 
the final 
men remaining bunched with 


the lion • man ap- 

■ If to the utmo '. and 

the from • ins 

: his lirol 



., . 


A high wind prevented any fast times ln-iny; 

made at the races of the Woonsocket (R. I.) 

Wheelmen Association on Saturday last. The 
meet was inaugurated with a view to stimulate 
the flagging interest of the local wheelmen, and 
the affair proved B success, several hundred 
spectators and numerous wheelmen being in 


The afternoon's programme included eleven 
events, one of which was a ten mile safety race, 
in which the two favorites were alone to com- 
pete. A $25 £<>\d niedal was to o; u to the 
winner, besides which a large amount of money 
was said to be staked on the result. The 
proved utterly unworthy of the interest centered 
upon it. Bight of the miles were ridden at an av- 
speed of about four minutes each, Hackett 
leading, and Scott within an inch or two of his 
rear wheel. It was evident that Scott was 
worrying his opponent, and the pace was 
simply play to him, for while Hackett was 
giving evidence of l>cino; more distressed as 
each lap was covered. Scott was as calm and 
cool as if on a parade. About eight and three- 
quarter miles had been run in this manner, 
when Scott suddenly doubled over his machine 
and shot in in less time than it takes to write 
about fifty yards ahead of the Woonsocket 
man. This lead he continued to increase- 
slowly until at the finish the distance between 
the two amounted to nearly one-fourth of a 

Hardly had the winner been rubbed down 
than he was on his wheel again and carrying 
off the first prize in a one mile open, ordinary. 
It was thought that B. P. Hedge, of Foxboro, 
might give him some trouble in that event, but 
he won easily. Immediately after this Scott 
entered and captured easily the one mile open 
safety race. In this II. E. Mabbett. ol I'aw- 
tucket. followed him up pluckily. and Hackett 
took third position. The one mile tandem race 
also fell to Scott and his brother, but he nar- 
rowly escaped letting Hedge capture from him 
a half-mile dash for the championship of the 

A special exhibition of lady riders was given 
to determine the most graceful rider. The 

ladies riding were Mrs. Beauregard, Mrs. Sims, 

Mrs. Pavkis, Misses Sarah Bcllon. Florence 
Gfeen, and Miss Hathaway. The judge's 
awarded the palm to Miss Florence Green. 
The officers of the day wire Starter, 

an. Judj. 
an, Eugi 
tell Timekeeper, II. J. Whittaker. The 
committee responsible for the arrangements 

was Thomas A Hackett, William II. Miller, 
Edward K. Darling, Daniel I'. Mulvey, William 

O. Hackett, Jessie Deacon, William Redfern 

and George W, Brown. 
The following are the summarii 

■ Mn 1 \ P. H. An 

lenue, Ri si . c Tl. Wientgi ond 


IVICI Sun; In. .mi let II S. 
s s W..rk. P 

iuhy, Whltinsville, third, Tim. 

- w I 1 \ 'I ■■ M..i.t 

; homes Ha< Itett, w 

ad . 1 . w 
Brown, Woonsocket, tlur.i Timi 


third. Tin 

M111 1 11 iMPIUNSHIP "i W( 


Brown, 1 

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I I A ' -M I M I 

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. skill, 
Vrttuu P " .--I man, P 


T. P. 
McCarthy. Referee, Joseph Goodman. Judges, 

Henry t ampbcll, Stephen Magowan, Eugene 

The Wappingers Wheel Club, oi Wappingers 
Palls, X. V., wound up a very successful cycling 
season on Saturday, October 11, with an inter- 
esting and closely contested ten mile handicap 
road race. The course was from Wappingers 
Palls to Kast Mills and return. Twenty-three 
riders started and twenty-one finished! The 
Committee, consisting of Daniel Walker, 
A. M. Roy and Edward Casheh, received many 
deserved compliments for their completl 
rangements and the very satisfactory manner 
in which the race was conducted. 

The riders finished as follows: 

lUM'ii u\ Time, 

M - 

1 . . .1'. (iorinx 9 mimit, - 

1. B. Gardner ? 38.48 

i [. Caa en 5! 

4....E. CaSben Scratch 

5....K. Stuart 5 minutes 

1 I . .miner 4 " 41 

7....B. 1". Clapp g 

1 llowurlli (- 

S. O'Connell 4 " 4 1 4-j 

I'.. Brown 4 

11 W. Baxter i-- " 47. 1 

W. Caahen 7 

' ■ 1 ■ .' ■ . ■ 7 " 41, 

\ Lister 1 

!■'. Muck ley 1 

i< . . |. Prench 

17 C. Scofield 

18.....M. Karrell 4 - . 

19 I. Wix.m : 

H. Gurney I " >". 

,C, Winne t> 

..B. Marlor* Scratch 

V. Woo.iiiciii* 1 minutes 

• Did not finish. 
The first twelve men to linish won the following 

First, one cyclometer : second. Mackintosh ; third, 
silver shaving set; fourth, bicycle shoes ; fifth, collar 
and cuff box; sixth, gold sleeve buttons; seventh. 
meerschaum pipe; eighth, dressing case; ninth, en- 

graved cards anil plate . tenth, subscription to ( hi .'«- 
iilt ■ ; eleventh, box cigars; twelfth, gents' wallet 

The special prise, a stopwatch, given for tin 
time made, was won by Edward ■ 

The consolation prise for the last man in. a pair ot 

Marlor anil Woodfield will probably draw 

cuts for. 

The race officials were : Referee, W. K Roy : I 
at turn, W. K. Wythe and Geo. Williamson ; Judges it 
I Mi (aim. I Halliwell, t'has. Pogg and II a 
Walker; Timekeepers, Joseph 
Sanders and A. M Roy 


Several hundred spectators witnessed the 
under the auspices of the Tioga Athletic 

Association at Westmoreland on Saturday last 

The track was in excellent condition, and the 
weather as line as could lie desired for cycling. 
The centre of the enclosure waa stacked with 
the wheels of the visitors and the benches wife 
crowded, a large proportion of the spectators 
being ladies. The interest centered chiefly hi 
the two raCM in which Taxis and I la/elton met 
The latter was defeatetl in both events A 
summary follows 

Mni Novice, Safcti C W. 1 1 ■ 

i, M -S*. 

Mm si mi Championship, SAFavn w w 

1 U II. !/• It.. II. s. . ..11-1 

i mi-is \k\ ill Van Deusen, 

\! , I I \ I I R I 

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Unpropitious weather caused a postponement of the 
first day s races of the Denver Cyclist' Union, which 
were billed for Saturday, the nth inst., until the next 
day, Sunday, and the second day's programme was 
laid over until Sunday, the iqth inst. The races 
began promptly at 2 p. m., with the wind blowing- a 
gale, and the thermometer so far down in the lower 
notches as to make an overcoat and other heating 
apparatuses (in a liquid form) articles around which 
much envy lurked. 

Notwithstanding all these obstacles, a fair-sized 
crowd witnessed the contests, which were so ably 
managed as to cause but a slight intermission between 
the races. By 4.30 every event was disposed of, to the 
intense delight of the spectators, who had sat for over 
two hours shivering in the cold. 

The quarter-mile track was in good condition, 
although not yet perfect, as a slight roughness is 
to be seen at places around its course. Much hard 
work has been spent on it, and by the time the bell is 
tapped for next Sunday's races it will be as near 
perfect as a week's close attention can make it. 

Fast time was impossible owing to the stiff wind 
that whistled around the first half of the course ; but 
the way the dust was chased down the homestretch 
by the lightning spurts of the riders was a caution, 
and the close bunching made accidents hard to avoid. 
Yet nothing of this sort occurred to mar the sport, 
and the only element lacking to make the tournament 
thoroughly enjoyable was pleasant weather. 

The fact that Jack Prince, the professional cham- 
pion, would compete in the races added much to the 
interest of the occasion ; but Prince was either out of 
form or taking it easy for a secret purpose, for " Our 
Bob " — Gerwing by name — had an easy victim in the 
champion from the East in every event in which they 
came together. We have another "Bob" — Biegel by 
name — who has also "bobbed" around close to the 
little wheels of the two afore-mentioned champions, 
and was at no time in any event entirely out of the 
race. In fact, it looked at one time as if he would 
cut Prince out on the home spurt of one of the races. 

The Denver cyclists are feeling jubilant over the 
result of the first day's meet, and next Sunday hope 
to introduce a programme of a more novel nature, as 
some trick-riding by either Kennedy or Hopkins will 
probably be sandwiched in between some of the less 
interesting events. 

Much credit is due President Hopkins for his efficient 
management, Vice-President Hartwell for his able 
assistance in everything that was of good to the 
tournament, J. L. Blackadore for his reliability as 
starter, and Don Davisson for his promptness as 
clerk of the course in getting the men to the scratch. 

The officers of the day were : Judges, Frank H. 
Wright, Fred Wurtzebach, W. E. Perkins. Referee, 
C. W. Foster. Clerk of the Course, Don Davisson. 
Assistant Clerk, Ollie Davisson. Umpires, A. H 
Brown, J. A. McGuire. Scorers, E. S. Hartwell, F. E. 
Messier. Handicappers, M. E. Harris, J. C. Epeneter, 
C. C. Hopkins. Starter, J. L. Blackadore. Timers, 
Capt. J. T. Smith, Frank Hughes, H. T. Collins. 
Assistant Managers, Sidney Eastwood, James Duggan, 
Austin Banks. 

Following is a summary of events : 

One Mile Novice— Six entries. Butcher, first ; 
Bleck, second. Time, 3m. 22s? 

One-half Mile Professional— Three entries. 
Gerwing, first ; Prince, second ; Biegel, third. 

Biegel, although only taking third, did some won- 
derful riding in this event, and surprised his friends 
in even keeping up to Gerwing and Prince. Time, 
im. 36 3-5S. 

One-half Mile Safety, Novice— Three entries. 
Davies, first ; Belden, second ; Worth, third. 

For the first lap Davies allowed Belden to set' the 
pace, and on the second easily drew out and won in 
im. 37 s. 

Two Mile Amateur, 6.30 Class— Five entries. 
Butcher, first ; Sylvester, second. Time, 7m. 35s. 

One Mile Professional, First Heat— Three 
entries. Gerwing, first ; Prince, second ; Biegel, third. 
Time, 3m. 22s. 

Prince led until the last lap, when Gerwing pushed 
to the front and won by two feet in a grand struggle. 

Quarter-mile, Boys Under 18— Seven entries. H. 
Block, first ; Walter Banks, second. 

A foul was claimed by Malahy in this event, but the 
judges did not see fit to allow it. 

One Mile Safety, Amateur, 3.20 Class— Two 
entries. Belden, first ; Davies, second. Time, 3m. 46s. 

Two Mile Amateur, Lap— Seven entries. Butcher, 
first ; Sylvester, second. 

This race was a very excising one, being for the $25 
cup offered by the Pope Mfg. Co. Butcher won as he 
pleased. A foul was claimed by G. E. Hannan, but 
not allowed. 

One Mile Professional, Second Heat— Gerwing, 
first ; Prince, second ; Biegel, third. Time, 3111. 32 2-5S. 

Hiegel started off at a spurt and did a foolish thing 
in setting pace for the first lap and a half, after which 
Gerwing pulled out, followed by Prince, in which 
order they finished. 

Two Mile Professional, Lap— Gerwing, first; 
Biegel, second. 

Quarter-mile boys' Safety— Only two youths 
showed up for this race, Charlie Taft and Tommy 
Linton. Taft ran completely away from his little 
competitor, winning in 58 2-5S. 

One Mile Safety, Professional— Hopkins, first; 

Rotart, second. Time, 3m. 22 2-5S. 

Hopkins set a good pace in- this event, which was 
followed by Rotart up to the last lap, when "Hop" 
gave a spurt that showed clearly his superior ability, 
winning by a quarter of a lap. 

Next Sunday it is proposed to make the banner day 
ol I he two, as extra arrangements arc being made to 
that cud. A grand illuminated parade (which was 
spoiled last week by the weather) will be held Satur- 
day night, and as the entry sheets are to be left open 
until Friday evening, many move contestants will be 
brought forth. Major. 


Chief Consul Bull is in town for a several days' 
stay. The Chief Consul, during his visit has 
spent considerable time in secret session with 
Mr. Potter, discussing a winter campaign of 
highway improvement — with Mr. A. B. Barkman 
who is about to commence work on the finest 
and most elaborate State road book ever com- 
piled — and with Mr. W. H. De Graaf, chairman 
of the State Racing Board. 

The scheme which Mr. Bull has conceived is 
a most attractive one — a race meet circuit for 
New York State. The circuit is to commence 
in May and finish in October. It will be man- 
aged by the State Racing Board ; dates will be 
assigned clubs, and the clubs will take all the 
profit. None but League clubs will be assigned 
dates. The object is to boom legitimate racing, 
which Mr. Bull believes will boom cycling, and 
rightly, we think. The circuit is not yet a posi- 
tive fixture. Details will be published later. 

The Winnipeg Bicycle Club held a series of 
races at their annual sports in Dufferin Park 
October 4, in the presence of about 1,000 spec- 
tators. They resulted as follows: 

One Mile Ordinary, Novice— A. Dykes, first; 
C. N. Page, second. Time, 3m. 53s. 

One Mile Safety, Club Championship— A. Logan. 
, first; E. Clarke, second. Time, 3m. 50 2-5S. 

One Mile Ordinary, Club Championship— F. 
Povah, first; A. W. Clarke, second; A. S. Lawson, 
third. Time, 3m. 30 2-5S. 

One Mile Ordinary, Provincial Championship— 
J. McCullough, first; R. R. McFarlane, second; F. 
Povah, third. Time, 3m. 25j^s. 

Half Mile Safety, Handicap— A. Dogan, first; 
E. Clarke, second. Time, im. 53 1-5S. 

Two Mile Ordinary, Handicap— A. Dykes, first! 
J. McCullough, second. Time, 7m. igs. 

One Mile Safety, Handicap— A. Logan, first; 
E. Clarke, second. Time, 3m. 53s. 

Five Mile, Open— J. McCullough, first; R. R. Mc- 
Farlane, second. Time, 19m. 24s. 


The Vineland Wheelmen will begin their 
races on Monday, October 27, at 2.30 p. m. If 
all the conditions are favorable, it is expected 
that some attempts at record breaking will be 
added to the list of events. The half-mile track is 
being put in prime condition, and good time 
should be made. Two or more prizes will be 
offered in each event. Those who arrive on 
Sunday or before will be able to enjoy a spin 
over some of the surrounding country roads, 
conducted by local wheelmen. Entries close 
October 20, with C. Percy Keighley, Secretary, 
n N. Fourth Street, Philadelphia. Entrance 
fee 50 cents, which will be returned to all 
starters. The events are : . 

One mile ordinary, novice ; one mile safety, novice ; 
one mile safety, open ; one mile ordinary, club team, 
three men, open ; three mile safety, handicap ; half- 
mile ordinary, open ; one mile ordinary, handicap ; 
one mile ordinary, club championship ; half-mile 
safety, open ; five mile ordinary, handicap. 



The third annual race meet of the Juniata 
Wheelmen will be held at the Driving Park, 
Altoona, Pa., Wednesday, October 22. Head- 
quarters will be established at the Logan House. 
The programme for the day's sport is as fol- 
lows: 8.30 a. m., business meeting; 9.30 a. m., 
address of welcome ; 10 a. m., visit to the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad shops; 1.30 p. m., photo- 
graph; 1.45 p. m., hill-climbing contest on Thir- 
teenth Street; 2 p. m., parade through the 
principle streets to the race track; 3 p. m., 
races. An entertainment will be given in the 
evening. The list of events is as follows: I Calf 
mile novice; one mile city championship; half 
mile safety, handicap; half mile boys' ; half mile 
ordinary, handicap, open ; two mile champion- 
ship of Juniata Valley. Entrance Ice, 50 cents. 
Entries close with A. B. Norton, Altoona, Pa., 
October 15. 

On Election Day the Hudson County Wheelmen will 
hold a series of races on the Irvington-Milburn Course. 
The events are : Five mile handicap ; one mile novice ; 
two mile handicap. 


The committee having the recent Buffalo tourna 
ment in charge report a deficiency of $375. 

H. A. Bamberger, of Chicago, has been declared a 
professional for violating certain League rules. 

The five mile road race of the Wissahicken Wheel- 
men has been postponed until Thanksgiving Day. 

A $150 trophy is offered as a prize in the five mile 
race to be ridden at the county fair at Eureka, Cal. 

The Bay City Wheelmen, of San Francisco, intend 
to hold another twenty-five mile road race on Thanks- 
giving Day. 

The races to have occurred at Norfolk, October 6 
and 7, at the Virginia Division meet, were postponed 
until October 20 on account of rain. 

The 100 mile bicycle road record was beaten on Sep- 
tember 22 by T. A. Edge, the time being 6h. ram. 8s. 
The time at fifty miles was 2h. 45m. 

Herbert Synyer, the English crack, and second only 
to Osmond on the ordinary, recently sustained a fall 
which will keep him in bed for at least a month. 

Wilhelm would like to have the match race between 
himself and Taxis take place at Pottstown. The lat- 
ter is attending college, and is only able to race on 

At the fair at California, Mo., September 19, a one 
mile bicycle race was inaugurated which attracted 
much interest among the rural assemblage on account 
of its novelty. 

The riders at Meadville, Pa., who rode in the recent 
race which was not handicapped by the official handi- 
capper, have all been suspended from the race track 
until November 1. 

At the Binghamton Wheel Club's recent race over 
a nineteen mile course, N. B. Earle, scratch, won first 
place and the time medal in ih. 24m.; H. Merrill, 3m., 
was second ; W. D. Brewster, 3m., third. 

A two mile bicycle race at Brotherhood Park, 
St. Louis, September 29, resulted as follows : Richard 
Hurck, scratch, first ; G. E. Tivy, 35 yards, second ; 
John Hurck, 35 yards, third. Time, 6m. 38 1-5S. 

The Barre (Vt.) Bicycle Club held a road race to 
Montpelier and return, thirteen miles, October 2. 
The result was : F. W. Sherburne, scratch, first ; F. C. 
Curley, scratch, second ; E. J. Clark, 2m., third. Time, 
63m. 20s. 

The Danbury Wheel Club held a road race over a 
nine and a half mile course recently. The result was : 
P. D. Grath, scratch, first, time 47m. 50s.; F. B. Dalton, 
scratch, second ; F. Knapp, 5111., third ; W. F. Taylor, 
3m., fourth. 

Windle, the American champion, is reported to have 
ridden a half mile on an ordinary in in. 10 4-5S. Os- 
mond never beat im. 13 4-5S., and yet we would back 
Osmond against the American.— Irish Cyclist. 

You may have the opportunity next year. 

Elegant gold watches are to be awarded to the first 
and second man in the one and a half mile bicycle race 
at the Forty-seventh Regiment Athletic Association's 
games November!;. Entries close November 1, with 
Sergeant E. L. linlav, P. O. Box 271 1, N. V. The 
armory is situated at Marcy Avenue and Hey ward 
Streets, Brooklyn. 

At the fair at Milton, l'a., October >, a bicycle race 
was among the many attractions, which caused more 
excitement and interest than any of the other events. 
The race was a one mile, best three in five heats. The 

final result was: Bert Galbraith, Milton Wheelmen, 

1,1,1; |. W. Meixcll, l.ewisburg Wheelmen, 1, 1, ; ; 
A. I'. Wagner, VVilliamsport Wheelmen. ;, , . , \\ I' 
Updegrafl, W. W., 9, 1, 1, Times, ;m. ; s., ; ui 

3111. 36s. 

The Scottish Cyclist has the impertinence to ->.i\ that 
Windle's half mile must needs be "corroborated " be 

lore it will be received on the other side of the " Her 

ring Pond," and this in spite of the fact that a remark 
able record recently credited to Parsons was U 
hx iii Pembroke Coleman in the dark, the v. 
holder reading his timepiece with the aid of a dark 
lantern. 11 will never be known whether Pai 
really went ,;// around the Paddington track In 
wonderful hour ride, or whether he cut across fii 
the dark and kept making little circles around. Pern, 
Coleman and his dark lantern, 



On ;. Mr. Herbert S. Owen, of the 

ital Cycle- Club, was 

united in marriage wit! ia Yon Roden- 

Dr. Von Rodenstein, 

New York. The nuptials were performed 
in accordance with the Roman Catholic 

ritual at the home of the bride's mother, and 
afterward in a with Methodist customs 

at the residence of Mr. Owen's brother-in-law, 
Mr. Keim, editor of the Washington Star. The 

party left Washington immediately after the 
wedding reception, and sailed from New York 

.•id on Saturday, being ••sent oft" by 
Mr. George R. Bidwell. who met Mr. and Mrs 
( ►wen on their arrival in this city. The bride, 
who has resided in Washington for sec 

a petite and clever girl, and has been 
widely known among American ladies who ride 
by her pen name • he." 

• all bachelordom console itself with fresh 
us; let it drown its anguish with cocktails 
and tremt dt mtntlu: for a chieftain hath fallen, 
hit in mortal part. Long hath the arro 
the little fellow fallen pointless at his feet, but 
now he has succumbed and has forsaken the 
stony, early a. m. paths of bacherlordom, and 
henceforth 'will he swim in the smoother seas 
of domesticity. 

There is no figure in our cycling world of 
more historic interest than that of •Bert" 
( »wen. latterly better known in the trade than 
in the general world of cycling, and con 
tively unknown to the newer generation ol 

Mr. Owen came into the game long lx-fore 

our time, and is a pioneer of the pioneers, a 

Daniel Boone, and very Boonelike — not 

dike— in characteristics. In company with 

mel Pope and J. S. Dean he attended the 

H.irrowgate meet, in 1S70 we think, and this 

the first party of American cyclists who 

visited England. 'Mr. Owen has repeatedly 

visited England since that time, and has many 

friends abroad. 

He was the father of cycling in the city ot 
Washington, nurturing and pushing the sport 
in every way. We are not certain when he 
ted in the bicycle business, but UP to the 
- he had l'ndisputed sway in Washing- 
ton, and had the local a. ■■' all the wheels 
B the mark 
His headquarters on Fourteenth Street was 
the headquarters of cycling for several years. 
. which he named the '• Cycleries, ' was 
•able-down collection of sheds with a 

rd sheltered by a tent Like the peach 
the orchard, Bert's holdings grew, until of 
late yean his place was the most unique cycling 
in the world: not only unique in itself-, 
but under the old sheds were neaped many pat- 
terns of machines and many a 'lead idea found 
burial there. Recently all this old stufl 

appearance of the " Cycleries," the 
ally during the 
ompany commi 

me of business that tin 

fill the 
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■.oiid his skill at riding. Mr. t >wen had and 
deal and theoretical knowledge of the 
sjxirt from the standpoint of the well 

as that of the rider. He has a natural 
towards improvement and innovation, and this 
characteristic has often served him to good pur- 
when new things came on the market. As 
a sample of this, he was a believer in the la 

\ . also in light wheels, and he was the first 
dealer to l>e able to largely supply the demand 
in lwith c.i 

Bert < >wen is now but little more than thirty, 
and his life has spanned the history of the sport 
in this country. He has a remarkable faculty 
for making friends; is sociable, with a keen 
of honor; progressive, original, quick and 
accurate in judgment, and is the one man of 
whom we have never heard one unkind word. 



Messrs. Elwell and Higgins, who have pro- 
moted several European and other tours, and 
who are widely known as able and judicious 
managers, have perfected arrangements for a 
trip awheel through Bermuda, from January 3q 
to February 14. The cost of the trip from New 
York to Xew York will be $100. The Bermuda 
Islands are located in mid-ocean, about seven 
hundred miles from the nearest point on the 
mainland (Charleston, S. C.i. on the othei 
of the Cull' Stream. They are of coral forma- 
tion, and are in the highest latitude in which 
coral insects build in the form of rocks. The 
islands are about one hundred in number, but 
the great majority of them are very small. The 
three principal islands arc connected by bridges 
and causeways, and their combined length is 
about twenty-seven miles, with an average 
width of about three miles. On the northern 
side they are hedged in by a remarkable coral- 
line reel', extending in a semi-circle from island 
to island, forming a bay of about twenty-five 
miles in length. The water in this bay is of the 
most beautiful color imaginable, and dotted 
with a great number of beautiful islands. 

The mainland, as we will call the three prin- 
cipal islands, resembles nothing so much as an 
immense semi-tropical park, intersected through- 
out by excellent roads, and to the cycler fresh 
from the dirt and sand of the United States, 
they seem all that heart could desire. While 

hardly equalling the magnificent highways of 
Europe, they are remarkable in that there is no 
sand or dee])' dirt, the surface being of limestone. 
Rain does not affect them, as the limestone is 
[xirous and quickly absorbs aU moisture. Thirty 
minutes is sufficient to dry the roads after the 
heaviest rain-storm; they are well graded, and 
lead one through the most delightful scenery. 

This is what Mark Twain says 01 them in his 
"Notes of an Idle Excursion': 

rmuda roads are made by cutting down 

■ lid while 

where ;i lull (ntrudei luell .01.1 smoothing off thi 

11 IS .1 Mil. 

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ind thithei 
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tin- is; ii around v. .11; presently the road 

rut. shut in by perpendicular 
thirty or forty feet hlg"hi and by and bj • 
,n,i you may look do ■ 
fathom or two through the transparent waters 
watch thi.- diamond-like Hash and play of the lik'iu 
upon the rocks and sands on thr bottom until you 

i| vi. u are so constituted . 'a.- i» 

get tin 

Among the many beautiful runs may be men- 
tioned the ride to the quaint old city ..■ 
George's, whose narrow - balconied 

houses, and an occasional palm tree give it a 
decidedly oriental aspect. Here a good busi- 
ness is done in repairing vessels forced to put in 
for such service alter a brush with old < •> • 

also, ate extensive barracks tilled with 

the famous Grenadier Guards, the crack regi- 
ment of England lately sent here. Great stores 
of powder, shot and shell are kept on Arsenal 
Island, close to the town. 

A botanical garden full of rare trees and 
shrubs should not be slighted, nor the old 
church built over two hundred years and doing 
good service still. 

St . ■ is about twelve miles from Hamil- 

ton, and the road leads alone the shore of the 
I Harrington Sound, and over a magnifi- 
cent causeway that connects the two islands. 

On the way may be visited several interesting 
caves which are illuminated with line effect 

Another run is to Ireland Island, where are 
the machine shops and great dry dock —likewise 
more red-coated defenders of Great Britain. 

Gibbs Hill Light is well worth visiting, as the 
view from the top is beautiful beyond de» 
tion. The roads are numerous, and one can 
always return by a different way which he 
came. Altogether there are about one hundred 
and fifty miles of riding on the islands. 

The party will make the Princess Hotel, in 
the city of Hamilton, their headquarters, which 
is conducted by an American on the American 
plan, and will compare favorably with our lead- 
ing summer hotels. Special provisions will be 
made for lady riders on the tour. 




The delegates from the various cycling clubs 
in the Bowling League met at Hamblin's Hotel, 
this city, Thursday evening of last week to 
make arrangements for the coming season A 
new board of officers were selected as follows 

President. Ceo. M Nisbett, N. V. B. C Vice- 
lent, I".- F. Miller, A. W ! B. 

Raymond, B. B 
Applications for membership ived 

from the Manhattan. Harlem and Riverside 

Wheelmen. The fijst two having first applied 
. lectod, and the third laid over for tin 
As thi '■■< igue membership is lin 
en clubs, it was impossible to admit the 
applicant The entry of the U 

Athletic Club bicycle team was tabled, which 

virtually means a, as the club does not 

within the by-law requirements as a bi- 
tjon. ' Thi untj Wheel- 

men have announced their intention of with 
drawing from the League this year, although 

agnation hail 1 ived at the tin 

the meeting. The Riverside Wheelmen will till 

A motion' w« impelling 

all clubs to roll on regulation alleys, and al 

dirioi made to the by-laws making it 

..I tluir ■ 
thii 1 A long discussion • 1 the 


ai number of ten to tiv. It 

\v r l Idridgi of the Hudson County 
. appoint* •': t" mak< up the tour- 
II be 
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LList ol bicycle patents reported especially for 
The Wheel, by W. E. Aughinbaugh, Patent 
Lawyer, Washington, D. C] 

No. 437,820. Bicycle. F. E. Peck, East Warehara, 
Mass. Filed June 30, 1890. Serial No. 357,191. 

No. 437,827. Bicycle. F. White, Worcester, Mass., 
assignor to the White Cycle Co., Portland, Me. Filed 
February 4, 1890. Serial No. 339,198. 

No. 438,124. Bicycle. G. T. Warwick, Springfield, 
Mass., assignor to Warwick Cycle Co. Filed Febru- 
ary 21, 1890. Serial No. 300,744. 

No. 438,273. Tricycle. A. E. Miller, Sprague, Wash- 
ington. Filed March 27, 1890. Serial No. 345,526. 

No. 438,551. Bicycle. E. G. Latta, Friendship, N. Y. 
Filed January 22, 1890. Serial No. 337,741. 


Martin. Rudy, who has been in the bicycle 
business in Lancaster, Pa., for a long while, 
was arrested on Monday of this week by a 
United States Commissioner. It was done at 
the instance of Frank R. Taylor, of Mount Ver- 
non, N. Y., who charged him with using the 
mails for a fraudulent purpose. 

The facts of the case are as follows: Last 
May, Taylor advertised in a cycling journal the 
sale of a Columbia high wheel, and in response 
Rudy wrote to him and endeavored to strike a 
bargain. After considerable correspondence 
Taylor agreed to give his wheel and $30, for 
which he was to receive a Broncho machine in 
exchange, and promptly forwarded both the 
money and the wheel. After waiting tor a 
reasonable time and not hearing from Rudy, 
although the check had been promptly cashed, 
Taylor visited Lancaster and had an interview 
with him. 

Rudy tried to smooth things over by telling 
the visitor he had no Bronchos on hand, and 
agreed to telegraph at once to ascertain why the 
manufacturers had not shipped the bicycle, as 
per order. At a later hour Rudy showed Tay- 
lor a telegram purporting to come from the 
manufacturers. Taylor had his wits about him, 
and at once perceived that the telegram had 
been written on a sending blank, which is quite 
different from a receiving blank. This caused 
Taylor to become suspicious, and, believing it 
to be a forgery, he then left the dealer and con- 
sulted counsel, bringing suit afterwards as 

At the hearing Rudy was compelled to admit 
that the telegram was a forgery, and it was con- 
sidered as good evidence that he had endeav- 
ored to defraud Taylor. The Commissioners 
decided that a case had been made out, and 
held Rudy under $1,000 bail for trial before the 
United States Court. 


Arrangements were perfected this week for 
the withdrawal of A. B. Rich from the Banker 
& Campbell Co. , Mr. Rich's stock having been 
purchased by Mr. Neil Campbell. 

The Banker & Campbell Co. succeeded the 
firm of A. C. Banker & Co. this Spring. The 
members of the concern were A. C. Banker, 
Neil Campbell, A. B. Rich and W. S. Campbell. 

The firm have done an excellent business this 
year in upper Broadway, near the principal 
entrance to Central Park. This place has been 
twice enlarged by the addition of two other 
stores. The firm were sole importers of the 
" Ormonde" wheels, in which they have done a 
large business. They have also done an 
enormous renting business. 

The style of the concern remains the same. 
The agency for the " Ormonde" has been given 
up and contracts have been placed with the 
Rockaway Mfg. Co., of Rockaway N. J., for 
the manufacture of several styles of high-grade 
wheels, which will be ready for the season 
of 1891. 

1'. J. Berlo, " Pete " Berld, tin- safety crack, lias been 
engaged by the Lozier & Yost Mfg. Co. to build rac- 
ing safeties. Berlo is an unusually clever machinist, 
and was very obliging to the boys on the racing cir- 
cuit, helping them out of many a little difficulty. 

The newest concern to embark in the trade 
in New York is styled Aquilla B. -Rich & Co., 
the Co. being Mr. W. B. Troy, who has been 
the mentor of Campbell and Rich, during the 
past season. 

This firm will open a store on November 1st, 
on either Broadway er Eighth Avenue, as near 
the riding district as possible. A large order 
has been placed with the Ormonde Cycle Co., 
and an effort will be made to be in such shape 
that all orders can be promptly filled, once the 
season opens. This firm have all territory 
East of Chicago, and they are ready to treat 
with agents. They will make a specialty of 
two types, weighing thirty-four and forty-two 
pounds, actual weight. They will supply solid, 
pneumatic and cushion tyres, making a specialty 
of the latter. 


Edwin Oliver is manager for H. A. Lozier & Co. 

" Griff" is traveling in Massachusetts this week for 
"G. & J." 

Messrs. Lozier & Yost sailed on Saturday last, on 
the Germanic. 

The asphalt pavement on Eighth Avenue is now 
laid very nearly to 23d street. 

The attention of the trade is called to the advertise- 
ment of the Ormonde Cycle Co. 

The "Referee" holds all the world's safety records 
up to sixty miles except the standing quarter. 

A German concern, Messrs. Kirschner & Bernhardt, 
sends us samples of wooden grips for handle-bars. 

* C. H. Smith, writing from Ann Arbor, Mich., reports 
large sales of pneumatics for the Sweeting Cycle Co. 

Mr. L. H. Johnson, of Orange, who will shortly sail 
for Europe, goes on business instead of for his health. 

Another plume in the headgear of the Referee peo- 
ple — Bretz, Curtis & Co. — is Jones' half mile in im. 
8 4-5S- 

The Union Company announce, in this week's 
Wheel, that they will shortly publish cuts of their 
new wheels. 

The attention of riders and of the trade is called to 
the special announcement of Rouse, Hazard & Co., in 
this week's WHEEL. 

The Manhattan Bicycle Club will have a run around 
the Oranges on the coming Sunday, and will leave the 
club-house at 8.30 a. m. 

A pneumatic-tyred safety in the show-window of 
Merwin, Hulbert & Co., 26 West Twenty-third Street, 
is attracting much attention from passers-by. 

Messrs. Rouse, Hazard & Co. announce special fig- 
ures on Light Champions, Champions, Speedwells, and 
other lines; also on a variety of popular sundries. 

Stillman G. Whittaker and Frank A. Von Moschi- 
zisker will open bicycle headquarters at Brotherhood 
Park, Philadelphia, and utilize the track for a School. 

"Arthur " Preyer, representing H. A. Lozier & Co., 
will spend a month in New York. As soon as his 1891 
samples are received he will do the Eastern territory 
for his firm. 

The two mile bicycle race at the sports of the 
Amherst College Athletic Association, Oct. 15, resulted 
as follows: Bagg, first; Paul, second; Hallock, third. 
Time, 6m. 40s. 

Mr. John Harriott, the Boston jeweler, is making a 
specialty of handsome League pins of fine gold plate, 
with garnet or ruby stone setting. The pins are 
advertised in our columns. 

A number of riders took part in a handicap race at 
the recent high school sports, Philadelphia, that was 
not officially handicapped, and the matter has been 
reported to the Racing Board. 

At the games of the Twenty-third Regiment N. (i. 
S. N. Y., at the Armory, Saturdaj', November 8, a two 
mile bicycle race will be run. Entries close with C. C. 
Ureene, P. O. Box 76, New York. Fee, 50 cents. 

The Quaker City Wheelmen's new club-house at 
1400 Oxford street, Philadelphia, was formally opened 
on Thursday evening of this week. A large atten- 
dance from various city clubs were entertained. 

The Wheel was first in the field with an extended 
criticism of the cushion tyre based upon a thorough 
trial of the same. Our note on the cushion is being 
republished in cycling columns all over the country. 

A. S. Phelps, who has purchased the property of the 
Jolict Wheel Co., has obtained a license to organize a 
new company, entitled the Jolict Cycle Co., but no 
steps have been taken in thai direction up to the 
present time. 

Messrs. Schumacher & Schooler, although doing but 
a local business, are satisfied with their season ol 1890, 
They placed over ■"" Victors in Brooklyn, and also 
marked a large number of Lovell Diamonds, In Maj 

there was such a demand for the latter wheel that 
they were unable to supply it, and many orders were 

The plant of the Joliet Wheel Co. has been bought 
by Mr. A. S. Phelps, who is organizing a new com- 
pany to continue the business. Mr. Phelps expects to 
have the business under waysome time in November. 

It seems a trifle strange that, so far as we have seen, 
Singer is about the only maker who is fitting band- 
brakes to pneumatic-tyred machines. It must be evi- 
dent to the veriest tyro that a brake applied to the air 
tyre direct is more likely to cause damage, whilst be- 
ing less effective than one applied to the rear wheel 
hub. — Scottish Cyclist. 

A fortnight since we spoke of the propensity of the . 
cushion tyre to cutting under pressure only. We 
could not see that rounding the edges of the rim 
would prevent the destruction of the tyre. Our opin- 
ion has been verified by the experience of a leading 
maker. After using a cushion tyre for some time he 
dissected it, and found that under compression it had 
begun to cut on the inside. — Scottish Cyclist. 

A crowd of people may be found at almost any time 
of the day in front of Merwin, Hulbert & Co.'s store 
in 23d street, inspecting the pneumatic-tyred safety 
on exhibition there. George M. Hendee writes us 
that on Sunday morning, October 19, he will have the 
pneumatic at the Harlem Wheelmen's club-house, 
where any rider may try it between nine and twelve 

Mr. L. Bridgman, traveling for " G. & J.," writes us 
a pleasant note from the Pacific Slope. Mr. Bridgman 
was a valued employee in the credit department of 
Sweetser, Pembroke & Co., the great New York dry- 
goods house, and, at the same time. President of the 
Kings County Wheelmen. Mr. Gormully, who is al- 
ways prospecting for good men, ran across " Bridgy," 
engaged him, and he is proving a most valuable man, 
so we are told. 

We suggest to some of our enterprising manufac- 
turers the names of "Hindoo," "Parole" or "Fox- 
hall." "Hindoo" was the best three-year-old of his s 
year, and probably of his day ; " Parole " ran for sev- 
eral years, and even in his old age he could always be 
counted upon to get there. " Foxhall " gave consider- 
able prestige to American breeding by scampering 
away with the Derby and St. Leger, and we believe, 
the Grand Prix de Paris, all within the one year. 

L. B. Graves reports a fairly good season for this 
year, with a promising outlook for 1891. Mr. Graves 
started this year in the Capital City, but found it diffi- 
cult to make much of an impression against the other 
dealers, there being several concerns in Washington 
which handled their patrons carefully and courteously. 
Mr. Graves had therefore somewhat of an uphill strug- 
gle, but he has already built up a steady and increas- 
ing trade. His principle line is the " G. & J." wheels. 

We note that Singer & Co. are abreast of the times, 
as we are informed that they now have on exhibition 
at their warerooms, 6 and 8 Berkeley street, Boston, 
the "Singer" and "Royal Singer" safeties furnished 
with pneumatic tyres, as well as the "Singer" safety 
with cushioned tyres. The fact that this new depart- 
ure in cycling is receiving recognition by makers of 
high grade goods, insures the pneumatic and 
cushioned tyre experiment a fair trial with standard 

It is reported that Mont. Holbein, England's premier 
scorcher of 1890, will again get after the old man with 
the scythe, mounted on a pneumatic Whippet — Monta- 
gue on the pneumatic, not the old man, who is too 
fast without artificial aid— recently made a fifty 
mile record on a cushion-tyred Whippet, which has 
since been twice beaten, the record now standing 
at 2h. 32m. 35s., to the credit of P. C. Wilson, on a 
cushioned Whippet. On a pneumatic Holbein should 
stop the watch at 2I1. 15m. The Whippet patents are 
owned by the Overman Wheel Co. The wheel is held 
in high repute in England. 

At least one-half of the improvement in the times 
over those of last year is due to the introduction of 
the pneumatic tyre, which may fairly be said to mark 
a new epoch in cycling history. What will be the di- 
rection in which improvement will next take place is 
hard to say, but we fancy we can perceive a neglected 
point which, when attention is given it, as it doubtless 
will be ere long, may prove of considerable import- 
ance, and brings us yet sooner to the time when the 
mile will be done in" two minutes, twenty-five miles 
within the hour, and too miles in five hours, which we 
take to be the present heights of cycling ambition. — 
The Cyclist. 

Mr. D. L. Whittier, proprietor of the Steel Pulley 
and Machine Works, zi Indi m ip. lis writes us further 

information of the new wheel which is shortly to be 
marketed by this company, of which notice was made 
in THE WHEEL of last week. The machine is of high 
grade, and has circular spring forks. It has ball bear- 
ings all around, tangent spokes, and will weigh titty 
pounds. The linn feel very positive that their model 
IS about right, and are making up the first lot. The 
frame is to be of steel instead of the usual hollow tubes. 
and it will be much lighter in appearance, ll is not to be 
made of aluminum bronze, as has been reported; all 
the castings, however, will be made oi that material, 
which has greater tensile strength Ihan any other 

Vol VI No 


The monthly meeting <>f the Ramie- quite 

• Khl ol mi- 

. rule, 

v and long, 


ii its membership roll, and 

intrinlui i- into an ordinary 

ami the love 

that ■ : 

un credit. 1 
ithering. It , 
and butter, with an unusual amount of 
n. The factions didn't fight 
'. e were told 
. aignation 
ition "i leaving the League would be , 
I s were dc- 

i\\ .1 little private canvass went 01 

.'tl the question. It is 

i point for me to say that the anti-League 

• a firm hold on some o( the members. 

strengthened, now that the 

Hon for the admi 

itu its ranks Wheeling, it is 

( a branch of athletics, and 

neithei nor needa tion. The 

:. ol the I'nion at Washington in passing Mr. 

ition scheme opens a wide doorway 

into which, there can be no ...iibt, that very 

many cy< imi; , lubs will step. It is certain that some 
will throw their lot in with the 
The Ramblers joined the I.. A. W. this 
year by the merest tUikc, and by 

The Buffalo Bicycle Club have at 
ar had a resolution put before them 

to the League, and the Press C. C. 

not to join the body, at the 

t which is Sir. Mott. 

Kci ently i ross-country running has been introduced 

into l The livening 

i nable trophy t,.i a cross-country 

era want t.. semi a team to compete, 

ami have even unofficially nominated tbc nii'inl ■ 

Well, they can't run they do not belong 

We feel, here in Buffalo, that we want 

some kin, I weekly or monthly, at least 

■ clubs won't or don't give them. The 

atiiletn ciubs do, and titive spirit that 

will v. Now, what are the boys who 

l members of the cycling ol ■ 

: here is no alternative for 
them. It I ompetltlons (1 am speaking now 

purr! "t to join clubs 

I not to bl I at. We have asked 

ami we now importune the League to give us more 
tention. There must be legislation for 
petition and hustle keeps things goini 

onus to come and a future that 
ind the clul 
(jot to ^ct hold of this 

truth have ncvel got over the 

Vork meet. It is still 

l to be merely an ex- 

1 ■.pinion iroin Buffalo, and ni 


I in Buffalo than 

• ur end of the State. 

smoke there is bound to 

will go i" for wheeling on 
rhicb, outside the Driving Park, 
• eel on 

I have 

bly be- 


in next 


■ how 

in the two mile 

■ I the 



Iiiik Club 

II but 




til ll 

mnot do without Sui. 
and it would be a pretty tall and blui would 

compel us to try indsvy passes but what, if 

er will permit, we 1 lubs 

organise here. Then then ..lied wheelmen 

who live in the saddle on Sunday. The objection 
against it is Puritanical rot. 

ski very > lose for the hill- 
climbing championship ol this end of the Stat. 

application for membership in the Press Cycling 
Club. Recently Charley « from mem- 

bership of the Ramblers l.t tain statements 

ISed to be published in a cycling journal aneiit 

..not the Ramblers known as the Crook gang, 
and of course now wants a clul). The fact is that i 1 

is unpopular in tiona. He la a g..o,i rider 

and a gentleman, but with this fault (aye, and fault it 
. will tell the straight, unvarnished 
truth. If Gates would use all the ability he lias, he 
would be a man very much in the front rank. 

Wc want more of the League here. We want its 
('resident, and. it you like, its headquarters. Kest 
assured of this, that it the national body would dole- 
out to us anything but contempt and neglect. Buffalo 
would be right on top with money and support. 
Wonder whether or not it would be too early in the 
campaign to mention the name of Chief Consul W S. 
Bull, for the presidential chair. Positively, I kn 
no man who would make a better premier, who wields 
more influence and who is more respected. It will be 
a Sorry day for us that Mr. Bull makes up his mind 
that Buffalo can do without him. 1 am of Course 
speaking of wheeling circles now. lie holds together 
and winds us around with a paternal hand. Just 
think of the proposition and contemplate what a "nice 
name "Bull" is for the head of the ticket. Why. 
there is something suggestive in the very sound of it. 

1 have to compliment you on the solid position the 
Will EL is taking in cycling circles. Mere it is all 
" I UK WHEEL." The ciubs read it from the titli 
to the imprint j but they haven't quite got on to whom 
" himself " is. They don't object to free criticism and 
Shoulder hits, but the mystery business they do. Still 
the WHEEL is running smoothly here, and iias 
and away the biggest circulation of any cycling p.ipci 
around tins vicinity. 

The 1 lot' cycling Club appears to me to be more 
..t an experiment than anything else. The run 
not well attended and the members don't often meet. 
\'..w. pestle and mortar, phial and pill may be all ver^v 
well lor the men who hold disci- 111 cycling 

don't appear to agree with either them or their 

Eis. There is no reason for this in the world 
nd that they haven't got into the English spirit ol 
things vet. Dr. Park wood is the tall hustler, and Dr, 

Fell is right in line, but there is something wanting. 
Wonder what will stir them up? M ami F. 


Well, the Wheelmen's Bowling League has had its 

meeting, and a number ol changes In the manner ol 
conducting the tournament this season is the result 

The reduction ,.l the number of men to com] 

: roin ten to eight was mad. by a spirit 

Di ss to some ol the clubs, who have bail trouble- 
in the past in getting the larger number out to a match 
game. Umpires Will take note that neither lofted 
balls or the stepping over the line after the ball ll 
the alley will count as touls this season. To the new 

clubs, the Harlem, Riverside and Manhattai 
extend a i ome, and regret that the k i 

w.'s will not be in the tight. We personally ei 

Inch ol the fun last season, and look i 

tit ion ol it this year ; may we not be disappointed 

Our Winl will open about the mid ; 

ibi r . many novelties in the ws tain- 

ments will be Introduced. A club dinner will be 
held, for which a most efficient committee has 

nted, and all whi I line. 

How 1 1 ue ll is. "Thai tools rush in where . 
to tr- IJ almost we hear of new tirms 

coming in' the pin ■ lling 

■ nt or one i 
man ; s....n it will be Ilk. the pi • 

i .ii il.. ii. i mug man; 

Ii t|, and that |ome will sooner •• 

not seem tl l olll going 

into tbc business. Lil icrgoodth 

body lumps in and lands on somi 

mint of all. It " and auilul Ion 

racing man to finally retire from j 

into i .I the sain, to liis am 

I. under the ruling that compel 
makes trade, fortunes should b, 
( lur i Inb hot) 
and i • behind them pat 

will ' 

II , I I, III H In i loo I. 




\ I Nil I I VI I Ol •' 

Whj : m in the bud. ; 

my damask clu I 
n.. longer By a little bit : yea, verily, I 

as of lead, revolving on balls of putty, theil 
grimy with the dust from the their 

titors, and their names are liciinis, spelled with 
a big, big I). As thl 

shekels we dropped in their trail, and as thl 
the f.-' • he cuss words ,-. 

should the spirit n) mortal be proud. 

the racing record of 'oo? iN B. Thl 
to this conundrum. i So our wheels 1 m 

mourning, and we sit in the seal of the mourners 
admit that we from Waj 

mournful murmur of our basoo Alia the land and we 


I'm getting the fever for a cushion tyre on my u 
and I'm going to have om :ns hold right. 

•:i not going on the cinder path, to take I- 
laurels away from him. Not but what I could do it, 
but it would be ■ pity to break thnt poor, long-suffer- 
ing record again Ibis season, so s....n after 

■ d But what I want is comfort, and 
that is what this new tyre seems to promist 

in an anomaly, that the more tyre you have th< 

til'c-d Mill get', but that seems to be the thl 

thing! V..n Eastern 

your macadam, and your miles upon miles 
papered turnpike, upon which 
pel s " to prevent slipping 
neck, vou don t appn 

is of the wild, new and ru> 

where the ingenuity of the n 
apparently expended annually in m. 
wars B of bottomless mud • •• 

ridge ol rocks and clouds. Mv wheel 
as they average, with a tv're. but I liave bun 
thumped and jolted over our highways until 
vertebra: are all working loose, and will s,..,n wi 
about like ii green ridel ..n a "coat, "and I ha 
use mucilage for pomade in order ti hair 

from shaking out every tin 

quently, 1 am to adopt almost anv device which 
promises relief. But the thing which 1 would n 
like more than the '•anti-vibrator' 
" canine an inhibitor." and for one thai was I 
efficient the inventoi might draw on me fi 
Had a little experience a few ,!., 
long, oh ! so longingly, tor the al 
the whole dog race not instantaneoii 
ciously slow and lingering lortui ng up 

a lull, on the sidewalk, t.. avoid ii sandy 1 
and a was rathi 

pedals, when out came a mangy, mi 
., six »,,^ i all", jumped 
knocked.- in Iront of me. win ■ 

and I did some lofty and ground turn' 
not included in the original programme ol the rl 

1 did not break anv bones, but nn 
have brought as much by one-half in tl ■ 
market, after the tumble, owing to its cut 
healed quickly, while the men I 

• ,,. thing l as a 

urv run. 

That reminds i ident thai 

or twi 

the i • know 

," unfortui long 

■-. him without t' 

, d hill, with M. on In 
tront. A 
lined, when we 

veil that would havi 
in. ball, stl ll 
lor the moment, an animal 
in the U| 
ii g with a 



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October 17, 1890. 



A gay and glorious time was experienced by the 
President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and 
two plebeian members of the Atalanta Wheelmen at 
Washington last week. They left Newark Thursday 
night to witness the games of the A. A. U., to see the 
sights of the Capital and to distribute a little of their 
superfluous cash among the Washingtonians, and 
they achieved their laudable desires in every instance. 
They called on the President, and very thoughtfully 
left their glowing cigars upon his spotless white stoop 
while within his doors, but unfortunately the Chief 
Magistrate was out- of town. No doubt he will be 
overwhelmed with grief upon his return to learn of 
his distinguished callers. The party paraded through 
all the public buildings and the Capitol, and attracted 
much attention, especially in the Treasury, where the 
tall hat of the Treasurer fell to the floor with a dull 
thud when he learned of the many millions of dollars 
within the building. Being the treasurer of a cycling 
club the sudden realization of the vast wealth around 
him was beyond his belief, having always labored 
under the delusion that money was an extremely 
scarce commodity. The party returned to this city 
well pleased with their trip, although the Treasurer 
deeply lamented the collapse of his erstwhile glossy 
high hat. It had been unable to withstand the great 
pressure brought to bear upon it, and was a complete 

The billiard and pool tournament of the Atalanta 
Wheelmen is in the hands of E. F. Miller, familiarly 
known as " Shorty,"' who is a billiard sharp of the first 
water, and under his able management the affair will 
undoubtededly prove a success. He has received some 
points from H. E. Raymond, of the Brooklyn Bicycle 
Club, during the week, and is now busily engaged in 
securing entries. A desirable souvenir will be given 
to the best man in each tourney. 

The Business Men's Cycling League had a rather 
unpleasant day for their first road race last week, but 
the affair was successful, nevertheless. Scudder, who 
came in last in the Atalanta's recent ten mile race, 
braced up and secured two prizes in the five mile 
event. Beals was mounted upon his cushioned-tyred 
wheel, on which he recently rode through the wet and 
crowded business streets of New York without acci- 
dent, but he was unable to overhaul Scudder, who had 
one minute start. 

The indications for a new club-house for the Atalan- 
tas are daily growing brighter. The committee hav- 
ing the matter in charge have a house under consider- 
ation that will answer all purposes most admirably. 
For pecuniary reasons there is some hesitation before 
striking a bargain. The house, if secured, would be 
an immense boom for the club, and in the opinion of 
many it would be advisable to secure the place, even 
if it becomes necessary to issue bonds in order to 
do so. 

Eight men upon a team in the Bowling League is 
not so bad as five, but the Atalantas would have been 
pleased to have entered ten again. The trophy won 
last year is closely guarded by the President of the 
club, as it is thought unwise to permit it to remain in 
the club-house nnless it is chained to the foundations. 
The house was robbed some time ago, and since then 
valuable articles within its portals have been few and 
far between. The club entered a team of five men in 
the Y. M. C. A. tournament for a set of balls last week, 
but the boys played in poor form and were unable to 
cope with some of the stronger city clubs, although 
they made, by no means, the lowest score. 

Treasurer A. H. Scudder, Jr., of the A. W.'s, depart- 
ed for Brooklyn this week to engage in a new business, 
having retired from the bicycle trade, and will resign 
his position at the next meeting, although he will not 
retire from active membership He has been a most 
efficient officer and worker, and possesses hosts of 
friends, who all wish him success and prosperity in his 
new undertaking. 

The games of the Atalantas will take place at the 
Belleville Avenue Rink November 21, and although 
the programme has not been definitely decided upon, 
the list of events will include a one mile ordinary, one 
mile safety, half mile slow race, a ride and run con- 
test, and a tug-of-war between various cycling clubs. 
Many other events will be added. 

Howard A. Smith & Co. will depart from their pres- 
ent quarters at the corner of Broad and Bridge Streets, 
Oraton Hall, so long the cyclers' rendezvous, on the 
first of next month. The firm will locate at 5x8 Broad 
Street, on the block below. They also expect to estab- 
lish a riding school at Montclair. 

Both the Atalanta Wheelmen and the Business Men's 
Cycling League will participate in the Elizabeth 
Wheelmen's lantern parade on the coming Saturday 
evening. The former club will meet at Lincoln Park 
at 7 p. m. 

The colored youths of Newark who possess wheels, 
or are able to occasionally borrow them, have organ- 
ized a club to be known as the Eagle Bicycle Club. 
The members sport mahogany, pink and green rib- 
bons on the handle-bar of their machines. The officers 
are : President, J. C. Diggs ; Secretary, C. W. Camp- 
bell ; Treasurer, James A. Jackson; Captain, J. C. 

There has been considerable talk over the asphalt 
paving question in this city recently, and although 
the money question has long been settled, very little 
progress has been made. According to a local paper, 
•it lias been claimed on one side that asphalt was ex- 
travagant and costly to maintain, while its advocates 
declare that there is nothing like it for health, 
comfort and permanent value. One side claims that 
the asphalt "pavement contractors are shrewd lobby- 
ists who have bigprofits at stake, and expect to reap 
largely from the contracts in Newark, while the other 
Side asserts that Newark is under the control of a 
granite pavement ring which is endeavoring to shut 
■ ml all other pavements. 

The Business Men's Cycling League is urging the 

use of asphalt, and one of its members said recently: 
" An inspection of petitions for paving reveals thai 
many of those for asphalt are signed by our leading 
and progressive citizens, It is worth the trouble to 
find out what asphalt pavement is, why it succeeds, 

and what are its advantages— something which few 
have attempted to do. A pavement which covers 
eighty miles of the streets of the capital 
of this country, Washington; which is the principal 
pavement of Berlin; which is found on the finest 
streets of Paris, London, Vienna, also in all other 
European capitals and large cities; which covers 107 
miles of the streets of Buffalo as reported by the 
American IV/ieeJman's Annual; which covers many 
miles of streets in San Francisco,- New Orleans, 
Omaha, Kansas City, Chicago, Columbus, Albany, 
Rochester, Toronto, Montreal— certainly this class of 
pavement cannot be condemned at a glance. The 
Business Directory of the United States says that 
there are twelve companies mining and importing 
asphalt, and fourteen companies, separate and distinct, 
laying asphalt pavements in this country. The total 
miles of asphalt in daily use in this country from the 
above annual, is about 480 miles, representing an in- 
vestment of $24,000,000. New York City laid last year 
and this twenty-one miles, a large amount of it being 
over stone blocks." SPARK. 


A pleasant afternoon and a track in fine condition 
aided to make the Fall meet of the Tioga Athletic 
Association an interesting affair. The contestants 
were almost entirely local men, and in most events 
evenly enough matched to make exciting finishes. 

The principal interest centred in the three State 
championships, in which Taxis and Hazelton were en- 
tered. The former is now riding in greatly improved 
form, and crossed the tape a winner each time. Some 
four hundred spectacors, nearly half of whom were 
ladies, were on the grounds. The results of the dif- 
ferent events will be found elsewhere. 

Captain C. W. Dalsen, the popular and efficient road 
officer of the Century Wheelmen, has followed the ex- 
ample set by so many prominent wheelmen and gone 
into the cycle business, taking the agency for the 
Swift machines, and locating at the south-east corner 
of Mervine and Oxford Streets. 

There are rumors that one or more of the importers 
of English safeties will shortly go into the manufac- 
turing business, owing to the increase of duty under 
t he McKinley Bill. 

A large list of entries has been received for the joint 
meeting of the Park Avenue and Quaker City Wheel- 
men, to be held next Saturday afternoon on the track 
at the Philadelphia Ball Park, and the meeting prom- 
ises to be a very successful one. The last three miles 
of the twenty-five mile handicap road race, which 
starts at Paoli, will be run on the track, and Van Wag- 
oner will start from scratch. The entries are: F. B. 
Marriott, S. E. W.; B. F. McDaniel, W. W. C; C. A. 
Elliott, S. E. W.; F. B. Elliott, W. W. C; J. A. Wells, 
C. W.; W. M. Harradon, Springfield; J. J. Potter, Cam- 
den W.; C. R. Hoopes, West Chester; C. A. Dimon, S. 
E. W.; William Van Wagoner, N. Y. A. C; W. C. 
Seeds, W. W. C; F. M. Dampman, W. W. C; H. R. 
Hoopes, West Chester; S. H. Crawford, R. W.; W.J. 
Greer, S. E. W.; J. B. Pierson, V. W.; J. L. Lodge, E. 0. 
Roe, C. C; S. W. Merrihew, A. C. S. N.; W. F. West, 
C. W.; W. B. Riegel, Reading. 

The other events to be contested are as follows: One 
mile safety, novice; quarter mile ordinary, State 
championship; one mile safety, Q. C. W. champion- 
ship; one mile ordinary, club team; one mile safety, 
P. A. W. championship; half mile, State championship; 
one mile ordinary, handicap; two mile ordinary, lap; 
one mile tandem, State championship; half mile safety, 
3.30 class; one hundred yard slow race; one mile ordin- 
ary, State championship; one mile safety, handicap; 
quarter mile safety, open; one mile ordinary, open; 
one mile ordinary, P. A. W. championship. Among 
those who will compete are: W. W. Taxis, J. R. Hazel- 
ton, V. J. Kelly, W. F. Murphy, C. M. Murphy, W. G. 
Class, S. Merrihew, J. H. Draper, F. H. Tuttle, B. F. 
McDaniel, Wm. Van Wagoner and J. H. Garrigues. 

Paul Berwyn. 


And, as I said before," Detroit is to have the national 
meet in 1891. Why shouldn't it? Detroit is centrally 
located, is the Banner City of the West, and has one 
of the most active and enterprising clubs in America, 
the Detroit Wheelmen. It has asphaltum pavements, 
beautiful parks, the Detroit River, and two League 
hotels capable of accommodating from three to four 
thousand at any time. Besides that, it is the home of 
"Griff" and "Luggage Carrier" Smith. A meet here 
is bound to be a success ; everybody that has been in 
Detroit will say so. 

As shown by the treasurer's report at the last meet- 
ing of the Detroit Wheelmen, we now have a member- 
ship of 134, an increase of an even hundred over last 
year. This marvelous growth is largely due to the 
activity of the officers, especially to the untiring 
efforts of our President, Mr. A. H. Griffith. 

Our Vice-President, Mr. Robert Medbury, has "gone 
and done it." Last week, without any warning what- 
ever, he went off and got married to one of the most 
amiable young ladies of Detroit society, Miss Minnie 
Davey. Chances are that an ad. will shortly appear 
in the local papers stating that a Star is for sale or 
that a tandem is wanted at once. 

Since the road race it has been the ambition of 
several of our boys to lower the record of ih. jij^ni. 
made by Flinn. Four of them were to try it last 
Sunday morning, but a hard rain through the night 
prevented any record breaking. Osborn will make 
another attempt next Sunday, and chances are that 
he'll lower it at least three minutes. The billiard 
table has arrived at last, and is the joy of the club 
billiard sharp. 

The marriage of Mr. Herbert J. Owen and Miss Yon 
Rodenslein was certainly a great surprise in wheeling 

circles. Bert was supposed to be proofagainst Cupid's 

arrows, but 1 suppose that "Love some day will come 
to all." 

One thing that is needed badly in Detroit is an 
indoor track or riding school, and il is to be hoped 
thai a live concern like tin' Michigan Cycle Company 
will soon " lake a drop to themselves" and nni one 

of the old skating rinks, not alone for the benefit of 
the Detroit public, but for their own good as well. 

Electioneering has commenced for the coming 
annual election in January, and probably the strong- 
est man on the ticket is Billy Metzger for Captain. 
He is one of the oldest riders in the city, active and 
well liked by everybody, and ought to be unanimously 


Few American cities have as much fine granite pav- 
ing as has St. Louis, yet it has always been a great 
objection to those who want to ride to and from their 
offices awheel, on account of its roughness. If the 
pneumatic-ryred wheel proves to possess the merits 
claimed, it will cover itself with glory and become the 
business man's pet, and will boom the sport among 
the substantial men of the town. The unevenness of 
the granite, though an impediment to the solid tyre, is 
yet so slight as to be of no consequence to the pneu- 

We have grand coasting here between the " drinks ' ' 
on the asphalt. It, however, gets five good drenchings 
per day, so the wheelman has every inducement 
offered to help the street sweeping department. By 
the time he has practiced the acrobatic act a few times 
his trousers are able to stand without assistance. 

The feminine heart is very susceptible here to the 
sight of a safety, but it is not very safe to go to see 
your "best" one awheel, as on arrival you may be 
presentable, but the chances are that you will not. 
The sprinkling department has been prayed to and 
prayed for, but no improvements are noticeable. The 
drivers have not sense enough to " come in out of the 
rain," but sprinkle awav when the elements are doing 
it for them. Future Great. 

The Fleetwing Outing Club is waking up once more, 
and its members are again showing activity. Their 
old captain, Bert Blackman, is back in the city per- 
manently, occupying his old position with the Geo. D. 
Barnard Stationery Co. J. H. Child is also again in 
the city. 

There were many strange wheelmen in town last 
week, during the Fair, from Cincinnati, Carthage, Mo., 
and other points. 

Influence is being brought to bear on Charles Green 
to make his Royal Domineering Highness step down 
and out from the presidency of the Fair Grounds 
Association. He has never been in love with wheel- 
men — or anything else, to my knowledge, but his 
money. If a change is made we hope that a Presi- 
dent will be elected who will give wheelmen the free- 
dom of the beautiful park drives. 

The Missouris' run last Sunday was to Indian Cove, 
and the Cycling Club's to St. Charles. Being a beauti- 
ful, warm day, both trips were well attended, and 
many other runs were taken by twos and threes.. 

The proper caper at the county fairs seems to be to 
give a bicycle race. It gives the local idol a chance to 
win — sometimes; but oftenerto be surprised by a non- 
resident pot-hunter. 


The Orange Wheelmen recently issued a challenge 
to the East Orange Cyclers to a five mile team road 
race, over the Central Avenue course, the prize to 
consist of four medals, not to cost less than $35, and 
the East Orange riders have accepted it. The teams 
are to consist of four men each, and the race is to take 
place in two week's time ; the exact date, however, 
has not been decided upon. Both clubs are getting 
into shape, and on Saturday of this week a trial event 
will take place for the purpose of ascertaining who 
will go on the teams. The Orange Wheelmen team 
will be picked from Coffin, Gross, Williams, Horton, 
Racey, Knight, Beals and Oakes. The trial race will 
take place at 5 p. m., and all who have a desire for a 
place on the team will participate. 

The Orange Wheelmen have accepted the invitation 
to take part in the Elizabeth Wheelmen's lantern 
parade, on Saturday night. Wheelman. 


This event, postponed from the 5th inst., was run on 
the 12th. The course, ten miles, was in splendid con 
dition, and although the scratch men rode bravely, 
the generous handicaps allotted the untried material 
allowed two limit men to romp home winners. Little 
Frederic, who finished first, rode a noteworthy race. 
He is a young '1111 and a good rider, but gives great 
promise, his victory being won after a bad collision 
with a wagon, in which he was considerably bruised 
and shaken up. The following is the result of the 
race : 

Handicap. Time. 

M. S. 

1 K. J. Frederic 8m. 4«.ij 

a R. Labarre 8m. i;..| 

3 R. McKenzie sm. 10s, 

4 h. W. t'ason Scratch 

5....R. O. Belts 

6.... W. C. Grivol 

7.. ..II. K. Poster ;in. 50S, 41.16 

S K. 1). Frederic Scratch ; , 

0. . . .T. Adams 7m. (<S | 

ia....G. K. Renaud 8111. , : , 

11 W. M. Htt thorn Scratch 

1 ..ILL. Cary 

13 W. |. Salter -m. 

" \. H. Harris* tin, 508. 

o..,,D. Kemmer* < m 

Cary was given to seconds, and Grivot, Frederic, 
Hawthorne and Betts 10 seconds, but they all refused 
it and started from scratch, Bettsi B 

-- } 

[Vol.. VI., No. 8. 


Would it Dot Ik.- ;is well for t lie- League to 

es of routes and roads over which 

stable records might be made? The present 

e highly unsatisfactory. A 

nple chum records for touring from one 

city <>r point to another, when the probability is 

that the distance traversed by the different 

clain ij be in no two cases alike. Por 

ice. Checkley claims a record for time in 

wheeling from New York to Ch • does 

er. Checkley accomplished the 

journey in less time than Van, but not the dis- 

Van told me a short time ago that his 
»rd would stand for some time to come, vet 
that is, it the same route be traversed that he- 
wheeled over. At the western end of the 
they have a too mile course — or to be 

iile course between Erie ami Buf- 
everybody is willing to accept a time 
ma le over it. There is no variation in the dis- 
tance. Now if the League scheduled roads, 
routes, and possible calling places, record-- for 
certain tours would Ik.- accepted and chronicled 

e made over a mile track. This 
plan has been adopted in England by the Road 

:ation. Of coarse country roads 
and routes are vastly different there to what 
they are here, but a League committee properly 
appointed would reduce the work of preparing 
tie of routes over which road records might 
Ik- made to a minimum in a short time— anvwav 
by ii' To my friends who are likely 

to --eross the pond," I would recommend a trip 
from Liverpool to Edinburgh. The scenery is 
exquisite, and the loads not difficult until the 
bordi Bed. By the way. the R. R. A. 

ite to their list a week or so ago. 

• • • • • 

The well-informed article on the pneumatic 
tyre which appeared in Tin: Wnu i a few weeks 
has been quite a topic of conversation in 
ing circles. It was as well timed as in- 
form! •uilly, there were thousands of 
riders who knew absolutely nothing of what is 
sometimes referred to as ■• the balloon." The 
writer of the article gave an intelligent explana- 
tion of the new invention, and it has been copied 
in hundreds of pa|>ers in America. Among a 
the new tyre craze is rampant. It 
leumatic tyre anil little else with them. 
and resolutions are daily made to purchase. I 
am inclined to think that a little reflection will 
stop the deal. Has the question of endurance 
decided yet ? I think not. This will have- 
to be found out before many of us will feel 
inch' irow down a couple of hundred 
dollars «>r more for what we only to-day n 

supposing it gets 

pair, who will "fix it!'" This complaint 

made daily in London. '1 

l*>h; id their wheels all the way 

to Dublin to l>e repaired. [I tible that 

lie may br able to 
it " patching " is not 
invei ) advertising I 

■ ' Lice from tin- Euro 
id very much imp: 
nig completed by a gentleman who at 

what the principle 

in Ik- learned is that it will 
" kn t of lx>th the cushion and 

• • • • 



\ill it be 



might inili 



siouals have their "dig of it," and let them. 

say I. 

* # » # # 

I understand that a new cycle company is in 
course of formation in London. Several manu- 
facturers will throw their stock, good will, 
patents, etc., together and form a gigantic 
International Cycling Co. A quotation has 
already Ik-c-ii obtained from the English Stock 
Exchange — which means that the capital called 
for is at 1 OO— and I believe stock will 

be for sale on this side of the water. 

* # # # * 

Have you ever thought to what extent the 
amateurs will be bossed if the A. A. I', and 

the L. A. \v. join issue on the matter of amateur 

standing and expense paying i This will Ik- 
especially the case in the State of New York. 
New York and that part of New Jersey north 
of Trenton will form the Metropolitan District 
under Mr. Mill's plan of reorganization. The 
Union has a total of about 90 clubs and nearly 
100. wxi individual members. Fifty-nine of these 
clubs are in the district I have just mentioned, 
and if the amateurs residing therein are to I>e 
looked after both by the I'mon and the League, 
why, it will be a case of as many masters as 
men. Nobody will Ik: able to make a break. 
I am an advocate of sticking as closely to the 
amateur definition and rules as any man living, 
but I certainly do not hold with that class of 
people who advocate that amateurs shall have- 
no expenses, hotel bills, or indeed any recogni- 
tion whatever beyond glory and prizes. Cut 
away from them all the privileges they now 
enjoy, and what will be the result ? Why, simply 
this: They will join the professional ranks. 
The amateur records of to-day arc quite good 
enough to be scheduled in the same table with 
the professionals, and that is just where they 
will go if they are hounded to it by hard and 

fast rules. 1 am perhaps hetrodox enough to 

say that I do not entirely disagree with a man 
accepting a retainer from a manufacturer to 
ride a certain class of wheel. Of course, as this 
kind of thing is strictly tabooed in amateur 
circles, I should be the last man on this side of the 

iordan to advocate it. The practice probably 
rcaks the letter and the spirit of amateur law, 
but I fail myself to see just where the harm or 
immorality comes in. This sentiment will 
probably "bring the rocks about my ears," but 
at the same time I shall stick to my opinion. 
We have got to take care of our livers, and the 
moment we attempt to put a hedge about them 
all they have to do is to make a breakaway. It 
has been done time and lime again, and history 
in this respect is Ixmnil to repeat itself. ,\s I 
said in my last week's letter we— that is the 
arc not watching their interests as we 
should. They are even now giving us the cold 
shoulder, and the athletic clubs arc getting the 
honor and benefit of their prowess. The ques- 
tion has got to be handled carefully, but it has 
to be handled all the same. 

» » • * * 

The big splurge with which the West enh 

the circuit this year did not exactly materialize. 

The men from "the unbounded came down this 

way with the pronounced idea that their capa- 
bility ial to their intention of wiping the 
with the Eastern crew ; but somehow <>r 
other it didn't happen You will remember 

-Ms as well a-- a: I la: tford the 

tgo men made up pools so big that they 
illy staggered the boys at whom they threw 

; } Why. that 

the Eastern men took 79 Aral nd 50 

thirds, while tin Western brethren only wa 
towards the setting sun with rads, 

and 11 thirds. Add this discomfiture to the 

or their sup; it all the 

way from )ij, .»k. behind them some- 

when tnd you will be able to 

judge somewhat of the feelings of the 1- 

men. w. the email being 

I >idn 1 the Waterloo bugle sound - 

And didn't the athletic club do a I 

ibably th< 

1' with defeat and 

t will probably be valui 

* • • ' • • 

!!• 'it would 

1 It 

t the 

a of incidents a series extending over long 
J.nk Keen, honest Jack Keen, the 
man who earned wheeling from the sphere of 
laborious trundling on the old wooden veloci- 
pede into the era of something like reasonable 
Speed on the "Spider," as it was then called. 
Jack always got a rouser. If he Won the race 
the cheers that greeted him were frantic; if he- 
lost, they wen less so. He alwa\s 
had an enviable reputation, and one which lie- 
sustained until his career of usefulness, so far 
as the racing track was concerned, ended. 1 
can almost picture that brave old smile of his 
as he skirted the track at the Aquarium, in the 
European Babylon, or tied along the Aylestoiie 
grounds or the Molineux track, and can see in 
my mind's eye the gracefulness with which he 
dolled his little skull cap m recognition to the 
plaudits bestowed upon him by the fair ones as 
lie passed the ladies' grand stand. Yes. Jack 
was honest Jack, and a universal favorite 1 
knew Keen well, and rate him as a prince- of 
good fellows, always looking out for the good 
of others and ofttime forgetting himself. Lon- 
don was his hunting ground, but Wolverhamp- 
ton was where he preferred to vegetate. What 
a grand thing it would Ik- if our professionals 
of to-day bore such characters. We are in the 
habit of calling them " fake-s" and " cut- throats." 
Yes, the school of Keen is dead, and while we 
are by no means justified, is drastically sweep- 
ing from the plains of honesty every profession- 
al, yet we certainly have good grounds to con- 
demn them for much that they are guilty of. 



There was a man came whose name was John John 
Ruskin. He brought a message <>i beauty.; lie- was a 

Child of nature-, ami DO man read the- v;reat panoi 
quite s,. well as lie-. 
ming an old man. his love- of nature : 

great, and he spurned and abhorred all tin- artificial 

aids which man calls to his use- to annihilate time, 
distance-, and discomfort. 

One- day, being the-n ve-ry old, he saw a bicycle, 
which froze- him, and then sent he- forth a tir.e 
cold and biting us the- chill which swept him at si^ht 

: i-i-i wheel. 

The-n came- the- hawks of the- cycling press an- 
hungered tor paragraphic food, and they would s 
Ruskin and rent him, and indeed much ink did 

they spill, but Raskin, sailing along in a broader orbit, 

heard then not, nor knew he- of then exist, nee. 
There is not a man on the cycling press who [squali- 

Bed to get within hailing distance oi John Ruskin. 

now an old man, and reported to have passed beyong 
that scarcely perceptible trace-line which di> 
genius from insanity, or. in the case of old nun. from 
pitiful and pleading imbecility. 

We with Ruskin, m 

■ tiu-m " which It-evident 

fact lint he-cause he is .1 genius. The t:"'!'- have 

touched him, and he is privileged to indulge his 
hobbies and bis crochets without disturbs 

any rate without eensure. 

Tm er walks hand in hand « 

tricity ami idlosyncracy. The world qu 

1 the warp, bul is astonished or delighted into 

world lakes a bound onward whenever a new 

- appears, whether the essence msterialises in the 
aigni oi an Alexander, the mellifluous wisdom 

marvelous limning* and color- 
ing! of a Rembrandt, the wonder-work ol an Bdison, 
bird-flight ms ol a Patti. 

Thi rid progress is the attain- 

ment of a nighei 1 1 ulture. 

and he who makes an epo< h in the ipil Itual and n 

ter than he who 

- the elements his servants, who imprisons a 
sunbeam and ms who grasps the 

lightning and In. Is it talk 

! old Ruskin! him talk, and gibber, ami 

Dd splutt. must 

I 111. -I I rain- I . . I limit. 

Hall imore 
and V "I H. 

,\ 11 \ n 1 team 

■'ill n 
urn.. I 1 will be 


■ it only makci - who 
Ing up with lh< 

October 17, 1890.] 



J. A. Drain, who recently surprised the so-called 
invincibles of the Omaha Wheel Club by his pretty 
riding and good handling of the Eagle, has decided 
to locate in Port Townsend, Wash., and starts for his 
new home on the 8th. It is owing largely to his efforts 
that the Lincoln Wheelmen have not degenerated to a 
club of safety riders. Now, don't smile and say, " You 
fellows are behind the times," for we are not ; on the 
contrary, we are equal to, if not ahead of, the East- 
erners in the class of wheels ridden. In fact, I think 
that the Western wheelmen, as a class, ride a better 
quality of wheels than those of the East, and are higher 
up in a knowledge of the many different wheels and 
wheel devices. This is not egotistical at all ; our 
statements are plain facts, and are vouched for by 
Eastern men who have seen a good deal of Western 

While you "way-back" Eastern riders have been 
taking your now famous Detroit-Niagara and Boston- 
Niagara tours, a few members of the L. W. C. have 
been enjoying themselves in Southern Wisconsin 
among the good roads and numerous lakes of that 
region. The incidents of this trip will be long remem- 
bered by the lucky (not big) four who participated 
They witnessed the great handicap road race of the 
Milwaukee "Wheelmen from Waukesha to Milwaukee, 
in which Terry Andrae made such good time, beating 
Tuttle, of Chicago, by eight minutes. When Tuttle 
crossed the tape, the Bearings' correspondent, not very 
loyally, yelled, "Pretty good for Chicago, any way! 
But in the evening, when the prizes were awarded and 
the banquet was in full swing, Tuttle redeemed him- 
self nobly, and came in a winner by a big majority. 
- There was one disappointment that was keenly felt 
by the Milwaukee boys on hearing of it (I don't know 
whether we felt it or not). That was that the boys 
could not get our club singer to give utterance to a 
song before a Milwaukee audience. He positively 
refused to sing even after the young ladies added 
their entreaties. He has promised, however, to prac- 
tice this Winter so as to be in trim by next Summer, 
so beware, Milwaukee wheelmen ! 

Waukesha County, Wis., has numberless lakes and 
good roads, and last, but not least, fine cattle. One of 
these animals was met one day by the Western plains- 
men who, not being used to herding cattle on wheels, 
did not know how to act. The bovine hesitated a mo- 
ment, only one, and made a break for the head man. 
He passed and avoided going into the lake at the side 
of the road by about a foot. The second man, our 
songster, was "not so fortunate. He made for the op- 
posite side of the road, and the animal did likewise ; 
but an intervening haycock spoiled everything, and 
our daring Eagle rider raised his little wheel, more 
by instinct than anything else. It glanced from the 
side and our wheelman landed on top out of danger. 
It took the combined efforts of two men to pull that 
animal away from the place. The Twins, No. i. 

"Bettsy B." arrived in New Orleans on Thursday of 
last week. He was met at the depot by a large dele- 
gation from the Louisiana Cycling Club, and was 
given a rousing reception. A smoker will be held in 
his honor before he returns to Chicago. 


35 Words 35 cents. 

Two Insertions 40 " 

New Tork Bicycle Company, Nos. 4 and 6 East 60th 
Street, N. Y. New and Second-Hand Machines. Choice 
assortment. Prices reasonable. Wheels to rent. Cycling 
Accessories of all kinds, list of Bargains and Sundries 
free upon application. OM mounts takon in part pay- 
ment for New. 

FOR SALE.— Safety bicycle, hardly used : practical- 
ly new. F. H. C., P. O. Box 444, N. Y. City. 
WANTED— A 50 in. Eagle Bicycle. Will exchange 
an Ordinary Bicycle, any size, or second-hand 
Safety for same. G. A. Litchhult, 352 Lenox Avenue, 
New York. t. f. c. 

$ T - - Ladies' and Gents' Columbia Safeties, as good 
35 as new, for $100 each. They were bought 
July 1, 1890, and used at the beach this Summer. Safe- 
ties in Ai condition, less a few scratches on enamel 
and nickel. Will send C. O. D. to any one that will 
guarantee express charges. Address Wilson, 6 Han- 
over St., Boston, Mass. 10-17-c 
COR SALE— One Columbia Tandem Tricycle, nearly 
*■ new, $140. One Columbia Tandem Safety, first- 
class condition, $135, or in trade for a single Safety 
and cash. J. W. Bate, 324 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. t. f. c. 

FOR SALE — Ladies' or Gentlemen's Safety, (con- 
vertible), brand new, $90. Address, Rare Chance, 
care "Wheel." 10-17 

$ Tru -. — Latest Broncho Safety, NEW, never un- 
I (J(J. crated. Remit $5 for express, will send 
C. O. D. tor balance on approval. Haradon & Son, 
Springfield, Mass. t. f. c. 

FOR SALE — Columbia L. R. Ordinary, in good con- 
dition, not riden more than 5 miles; $100 will buy 
it. Arthur L. Cummings, care of Van Wagoner, 
Newport, R. I. ' 10-17 

FOR SALE— 46 inch Facile Bicycle. Balls to both 
wheels and crank bearings. Machine in fine 
condition. Price $25.00. Address, Box 55, Brandt, 
Ohio. 10-25 

POR SALE— 52 inch English Rudge, High Wheel. 
■*■ Used but six months. Cost $120.00; $5 cyclometer 
thrown in. $40.00 if sold at once. Fredric Amack, 
Troy, Ohio. 10-17 

ARMONDE RACING SAFETY ; quite new ; weight 
" 21 lbs.; strong and pretty machine ; will sacrifice 
for $100. O. T. Morgan, 513 Stanyan St., San Francisco, 
Cal. 10-24 

"POR SALE— Victor Safety Bicycle, 1890 pattern. 
■*- Good as new. Sell for $90. Good reason for sell- 
ing. R. H. Miller, Bellevue, O. 10-25 
"POR SALE— A beautiful Safety Bicycle. The 
-*■ Gazelle, recently imported. High grade. Bar- 
gain. Wm. H. Lorn, 541 West 23d St. 10-24 
$_ . - — Springfield Roadster, not used 5 miles, good 
' ' J 1 as new, in exchange for a 48 or a 50 Eagle 
in good condition, Box 27, Lititz, Pa. 10-17 

WANTED— a few 

in exchange for new SAFETIES. 

White Cycle Co., Trenton, N. J. n- 7 -c 

Jtye Catest a