Sports Clipping from Indianapolis News, Sat, Jul 6, 1895.

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis News, July 6, 1895

Bicyclingnot allowed to compete In the novice race. He holds the State colored championship for a quarter, one mile, two miles and five miles. He is engaged this fall to ride for the Morgan Wright Co.When she came into town Thursday evening and took a turn up Pennsylvania and Meridian streets she created a sensation. She was quite pretty, and* that would have attracted enough attention, but her personal charms were sunk in the additional charm of her swagger costume. There Was a crowd of wheelmen standing at the head of Pennsylvania street resting when she came by. All of them looked at her coming and turned to see her going, but when she wheeled out of sight not a man in the crowd could have told what she was wearing. As she went down Meridian street she wheeled alongside a party of women, and they looked at her critically, ignoring hercharming face and looking only at thecsstume. She had on patent-leather shoes and golf stockings—the kind that are made of Scotch wool, that roll up at ♦the top, displaying a space like a checker board. She had on bloomers, but there was nothing ordinary about them. They were of silk of some kind, not too full, and tied at the knee with silk ribbons. She wore a white shirt and'standing cdllar with a tie of a material similar to her bloomers. She wore a jacket over the shirt waist and had on gloves of the same color as the jacket. The band around her sailor hat was of the same kind of check sis the top of her stockings. She rode like a veteran and attracted attention .where-ever she went. Four or five hours she rode around the city the observed of all observers, but in ail that time although hundreds of people must have seen her, and seeing her must have inquired who she was, not a soul could be found to tell her name, who she was, or where she came from. When It got dark she was at Meridian and Tenth streets. She dismounted, struck a match, as a»man would, lighted her bicycle lamp and, following the red rays that she cast In front of her,she wheeled out of sight. She has been seen no more, and local wheelmen arestill guessing at her identity.The Folding Wheel.A novelty In bicycles was shown during the last week ot the store of Hay A | Wllllts. It attracted the attention of lo-t cal wheelmen, and many people saw it. It was a folding bicycle, the Invention of a man in the East. By a sAnple and ingenious arrangement the connecting rods j of the machine may be folded so that the 1 whole thing takes up little mo. a room i than one wheel ordinarily vsould. TheTHE FOLDING BICYCLE.machine, when folded, Is easily portable,and may be carried up and down-atairs. It is also claimed that In case of badWheeling Trip To Canada.Ellis Boyce and Louis McKelvey have returned from a wheeling trip to Canada. They were gone fifteen days. Leaving the city they rode through Anderson, Marlon, Huntington, Ft. Wayne,' Paulding, O., Defiance, O., Napoleon, O. and Toledo, O. From Toledo they took th# steamer to Detroit and then toWindsor, Canada. They visited a number of towns in Canada, and returned by way of Howe, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Grand Haven, Mich. From Grand Haven they took steamer to Chicago, thence to Michigan City, and from that place theywheeled back to Indianapolis. The tripwas full of incident. Before they left Indiana they found a farmer who wouldnot allow them to get a drink of water from his well until they paid hlmifor it.They report that tn ^ichlgan they came nearer starvation’ than they have everbeen before.Between Grand Rapids and GrandHaven, Mich., they found no road. Theyrode in the plowed fields part of the time,and for some distance rode through anunbeaten path -through the woods. At night they came to a farm-house andasked for lodging for the night, offeringto pay for It. The farmer refused to take them In. At another farm-house where they were refused they begged permission to sleep in -the barn. The farmer said he was afraid of fire. They offered to allowthe farmer to hold their watches and money until morning as security for anydamage they might do, but this onlymade him more suspicious, and he drove them away. They finally sought refuge in a schopl-house, and slept on the floor,with a hard bench for a pillow.The two riders had difficulty with the customs officers when they started into Canada from Detroit. The officers wanted to collect duty from them for the wheels. They were told that the riders of Detroit had a scheme of riding new wheels Into Canada without paying duty, selling the wheels and taking the train back. They were finally allowed a passport for four days, and were asked to report when they left the country. In the Canadian backwoods they found people who had read of bicycles, had seen the pictures in papers, but had never seen a real wheel. The natives came out and examined the wheels with a great deal of interest.Mr. Boyce, who is the visitor’s guide at the State House, says that the trip was enjoyable all the way through. They traveled 985 miles by wheel and 340 miles by steamer. The whole trip only cost $30.roads, where the owner wishes to walk,the machine can be carried on the shoulder and prove small impediment to walking. The machine appeals to riders■Iwho work in offices during rhe day. The folding machine can be carried to the top floor In the elevator, and It can be hungon a peg as a man would hang hie bat and coat. It is claimed by the Inventor that the folding of the wheel does not detract at all from Its strength, and the added cost is slight.iNotes of the Wheel.There will be another road race to Mat-uly 31.thews JulyMiss Martin and Mias Key will take a run to Millersville Sunday.Miss Martin and Miss Key took a runto Millersville on Tuesday evening They returned by moonlight.The mile In 2:11%, made by W. N. DelayvieIn a one-mlle novice race on Wednesday,is the record for a novice eventJohn McCarthy, Dell Bray, H. Duckwall and a party of local riders went to Lebanon on July 4 and competed In the racej meet. *Carl Hinchman and drove Greenestarted this afternoon at 3 o’clock forLafayette. They will return Sunday^afternoon.Five hundred mile in twenty-fourhours is within the possibilities. Fontaine, of England, has already made475% miles.Miss Minnie L. Walden made a centuryI run this week, and finished the distance1 in fourteen hours. Her escorts droppedby the way.An electric bicycle lamp is one of thenew attachments shown. It will run seventy-two hours without replenishingthe battery.%John 8tem, who has recently learned ride a wheel, made the trip to MlUera-lle and back on Wednesday, it Is said, In twenty-six minutes.Miss Matson, one *ot the women enthusiasts of the city, did a mile at the Fair Grounds this week In 3:25. She wasj* paced by John McCarty.j The meet of the Asbury Park Assoclt-i ed Bicycle Clubs begins on Monday. It. ... ftwill last all through the week, and thelaschampions in all classes will be there.Tnylor, the Colored Rider.Marshall Taylor, better known as “Major” Taylor, is one of the best colored bicycle riders in the State. He is the boy who won the road race to Matthews last Sunday. He is eighteen years old, and has been riding a jfheel for six years. Besides being a speedy and a longdistance rider, he claims the trick riding championship of the State. Those who have seen him do his trick riding are about willing to concede It to him. HeElmer Gray, George A. Hodgektnson, Avon Bryer, E. C. Earl, W. L. Smith and wife and W. G. Chandler ana Mrs. Chandler will make a run to CartersburgSunday.C. R. Coulter, of Toledo, won the H.oOOhorse put up as a prtxe by a Canadian1 ClBoeiatton in the mile international Class B He made It in 2:09, which is the record on a quarter-ralle track.William Summers, of Wabash, Ind., has left that city on a ride to Meriden, Conn. The distance is nearly 1,000 miles. He *9-pects to make the trip Inside of twelvedays. He goes via Toledo, Buffalo, Al-bany and New York city.A report was started this week that a syndicate had been formed to manufacture bicycles and place them In the market at $30 each. The report did not gain credence with the local dealers.The Williams Manufacturing Company got $5,000 from Columbus, Ind., for locating in that place. The Record Manufacturing Company, of this ctfy, Isthinking of removing its plant to Craw-fordsvllle.Joseph McDermott, brother-in-law of Arthur A. Zimmerman, says that Zftn-merraan will meet his rival, Johnson, ill a match race if Johnson will agree to let the entire receipts go to some charitableinstitution.It is predicted that women riding tl bicycle astride will furnish additional a: gument in favor of women riding horm back in the same fashion. The strongei argument they have Is that it is tfe safest way to ride.August Lehr, the champion of Germany,and L. D.MARSHALL TAYLORProtJn, the crack rider of Belgium, will meet in a match race in Paris July 20. The race Is for the championship | and a stake of $1,000 a side. The distance will be 5.000 meters.A . John D. Rockefeller, the Standard oilI to bmillionaire, is noted for his habit of mak-cycles. Last be gave away twenty-two wheelshis friends presents of bicycles.rides on a wheel alone, sits on .the wheel and keeps It motionless while he removes the handle bar, rides backward,, stands on the seat and handle bar and rides it,or rides it without seat or handle bar, besides many other tricks. He won the first road race in which he ever ran, beating ten other riders. At the bicycle meet in Knlghtstown on June 14 there were five races, one of them for novices. Taylor won four out of the five. He wasto his friends whom he thought neededthe out-door exercise.B. L. Ghornley rode from this city to Danville and return last Thursday. He left the city at 535 a. m. and arrived In Danville at 1:17. and got back to the city at 6:52. The distance is 21% miles. Mr. Ghornley is a new rider.W. H. Messenger has been learning toid wheelride a wheel. He has bad an old to practice with and he has been trying to ride on the streets in front of hisstore. His frantic efforts to stay on ^yhimself caused much amusement