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Yesterday, Tuesday inoriiing', at about 10 o'clock, there arrived in lilis city, by special train of five coaches on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan R. R., a larare party ofOhioaos, havlng with them 164 wheels besides a number of tricycles. It was the yearly meet of the Ohlo División of the League ot American Wheelmen, and in the party were ten laches all of whom were enthusiastic lovers of 'cycling. After wheeling up to the Cook House the party rested for a time and then carne the trip around the triangle. Upwards of 100 of the visltiiii; wheelmen, accompanied by a number from Ann Arbor, started at 11 o'cloek from the southeast corner of the cotirt house tature and circling around the same, lieaded for Saline to make the circuit of the famous triangle. They arrived in Saline at 12:03, and after a half hour's rest the journey was resumed to ipsilanti, where they arrived at 1:40 o'clock p. in., meeting here the ladies of the party, who liad been escorted by chiel Consul J. H. Johnson, of Detroit. Three of the Udies liad made the distance from Ann Arbor upon their tricycles, the balance going n a coach. The three ladies also retuincd on their wheels for wliich they received many complitnents. Dinncr was partakeu of at Ypsi., after which the cntire party retuined to Ann Arbor, arriving at about 4 o'clock Assembling at the residence of J. E. Keal a lunch was sorvcd, and a picture taken of the entire party wlule engaged in the feeding act. Theu came the hill climbing contest, up the half mile hill on Broadway in the 5th ward. 'l'here were 24 entries for tlils coiitest, and the distance was made by Mr. G. O. AIcFarlane, of Mansfield, ühio on a 47 inch Columbia light roadster in 2 minutes 02 seconds. This beats the record made at the meet of the Michigan División last year, by 28 seconds. The second wheel in made the hill in (IttU also a Oolumbia liglit roadster. The census of the various make of wheels was taken and resulted as follows: Columnas 8S SprlngiVd Roadster.4 J,lctor 1 RapldSafety 8 "" 21 SiDger "... i u.J. Wheels National "J "udge 8 Hoyal MU .....j After supper an impromptu race Tro m Ann Arbor to Ypsilnnti was made, with the understandlng that the last man in was to pay his owu hotel bill, and sleep on the roof. From Ypsllanti they rode into Detroit on their wheels- that Is all of them who did not go on car wheels- and the return to Toledo will be made from Detroit to-night by boat. CYCLETTKS. Nothing of an tinpleasant nature occurred among tlie visitors to mar in any way thelr day of sport, and all were highly pleased witli tue line roads on the trlangle circuit. .Sunday's rain made the roads excellent, exoept in the vlcinity of Saline whpre no rain liad fallen. T. J. Kirkpatrick, president ot the League of American Wheoliaen, of SpringlieKI, Oliio, was among the visitors. Cliief Consul Duim, of Masslllon, Oliio had liis place in the ranks. Some 1] in inimber of tlie YpsiUntl whet'Imen aceompanied the visiiors on the return trip to Ann Arbor. All of the ladies of the party and eeveral gentlemen tomatfied inthiscity over night, and went to Detroit on this morning's train.


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