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Knights Of The Wheel

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Tuesday was a great day for local bicycliats. Shortly after ten o'clock the VVolverine Cyclers wheeled toward Whitmore Lake and, aboutíive "miles out, met Hunt's tourists on their way from Grand Rapids. The party returned to Ann Arbor and, took diimer at the Germania. The names of the visitors are as follows: B. J. Smith, Lima, Ohio; W. H. Morrow, Ada, Ohio; P. H. Mounts.Scott, Ohio; A. W. Leads, Michigan City; Chas. E. Salisbury, Owosso; Bert F. Darling, Owosso; W. E. Lovejoy, Big Rapids; J. R. Jones, jr., Hacine, Wis.; H. B. Longyear, Mason; Arthur Pub, Racine, Ed. Wagner, Grand Rapids; John yiinon, Chicago; E S. Andrews, Williamston; L. A. Burhans, Owosso; H. BWalker, Chicago; II. J. Holthoefer, Chicago; F. W. Osborn and wife, Quincy. F. R. Bunting, Quincy; E. J. Haynes, Cadillac; Joe LaLone, Cadillac; S. Clawson, Lansing; M. McNiel, Lansing; E. E. Russell, Saline; F. H. Hendrick, Howell; W. A. Martin, Fowlerville; T. Ingersoll, LanEing; P. S. Hunt, Grand Rapids; C. S. Dowd, Lansing; O. C. Johnson, Lansing; J. F. Cook, Fowler. ville; Jay Kelly, Racine; H. S. Van Kirk, II. A. Yester and R. J. Caughey, McKeesport, Pa. In the early afternoonthe wheelmen rode around the city, viewing the University, the new hospital and other sights. The ten mile race took place shortly after four o'clock. Those who took part were: L. Burhans, Owosso; Geo. Wright, Ann Arbor; Ed. Staebler, Ann Arbor; Charles Salisbury, Owosso; Bert Darling, Owosso; Smith Clauson, Lin. sing and E. M. Moore, Grand Rapids. Clausen took a header before he had fairly started and Burhans and Darling feil out of the race before they had gone very far. The remainder rode five miles out on the Saline road and back. The records made were es followe: Staebler, 38 minutes, 42 seconde; Wright, 0 minutes, 38 seconds; Salisbury, 40 minutes, 57 seconds; Moore, 44 minutes, 30 seconds. The hill race, at half past five o'clock, attracted many spectators to the fifth ward. Four men made the run, half a mile up Broadway, with the following result: Pugh, Racine, 2:45 2.5; Frank, Ann Arbor, 3:14 3-5; Walker, Chicago, 3:17; Mounts, Ohio, 3:45. In the evening the visitors were entertained in the hall of the United Workmen. Junius E. Beal presided, and, after a short and graceful address, introduced Mayor Doty, who welcomed the guests to the city. He rejoiced that the Ann Arbor wheel was a well behaved one, showing little tendency to seek the sidewalk. In conclusión he spoke a few words of praise for the art of bicycling. Chairman Beal then introduced Charles A. Conover, of Coldwater, secretary of the state división. He was eloquent in his admiration for Ann Arbor's streets and gave as his opinión that a person who would ride on the sidewalk in preference to them should be sentenced to climb a hill for fortyeight hours. He expressed thanks for the welcome which had been extended to the visitors. At this point the Ann Arbor Banjo and GuitarClubrendered two selections, after which the prizes were awarded to the winners in the races. P. S. Hunt, the leader of the tourists, made a short speech, in which he told of the trip, and ended by proposing three cheers for the Wolverine Cyclers. Then the chairman related some of the incidents which occurred in his recent bicycle tour through Europe. The Banjo Club played again, and refreshments were served in the diningroom. Yesterday mornins; the tourists, accompanied by many local bicyclists, started on their wheels for Detroit. The visitors expressed themselves well pleased with the reception tendered them by the Wolverine Cyclers.


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