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VALUABLE HINTS TO THOSE LEARN
TI'ALLAIII.K. HINTS TO THOSE LEARN-
ING TO RIDE BI-
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LIKE CLIMBING A LADDER.
LIKE CLIMBING A LADDER.
**HKKH ILLUSTRATIONS SHOWING
V A CORRECT POSITION AND TWO
Novices as early SCORCHERS.
Cases of Various Kinds Invented for
the Protection of Bicycle
The average novice imagines that he is rid-
The average novice imagines that he is rid
ing on horseback rather than taking a walk
Or run on his own legs— which riding a bicycle
actually amounts to— it takes him usually
until his second season at riding before he
actually rids himself of the delusion and be
comes." enthusiastic. It is then, too, that he
tire's of reading theories of how to ride a bi
cycle the proper position, saddle, etc., written
usually by inexperienced physicians and pro
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lessors who have ridden a few times. He will
■Usually read anything at first, and try every
thing that is advocated; but when he has
actually passed the "third degree," and has
''ridden the goat," he turns a deaf car to it
all and selfishly leaves his neighbor to "find
}t out" for himself.
Did you ever compare riding a bicycle to
Climbing a ladder? The similarity is surpris
ing, and in order to demonstrate the idea
more forcibly three illustrations are given
herewith, showing a man climbing a ladder
jn three dierent positions. The first posi
tion is represented by A, whose ladder .is
placed in a position almost perpendicular;
his hands are grasping the two rails of the
ladder. As he proceeds to ascend, step by
Step; he has to grasp tightly with his hands
pr he will fall backward, because the point
bf equilibrium is ahead of his weight, or, in
other words, his feet "are ahead of his body.
His upper-limb muscles are doing very much
Inore than .would be necessary should the lad
der be placed at a lower angle. When he
Steps up a step he raises his entire weight,
plus the "pull," by the grasp of the hands,
.which "pull" acts directly upon the muscles
iof the back and abdomen, helping largely
toward exhaustion. In fact, the action of any
•unnecessary; muscles tends to exhaustion, and
exhaustion invites discouragement, especially
to a bicycle rider. If A climbs very far his
back or abdomen will be the first to feel the
Strain: yet his position on the ladder is about
the same as that adopted by the average be
ginner on the bicycle, who will continue to
ride in this position unless he be of an ob
serving disposition, or unless some" friend
actually teaches him better." ".' Even then he
■will argue that he has reason for doing so,
(1) because It appears to be common sense to
sit erect as if riding horseback, and (2) be
cause the machines are built that way—
cept the racing machines, and of course he
does not, want a. racing machine or any
''bending over." He has read too many
"articles on the evils of bending over.
Now. let us look at B. Did you ever stand
at a public stairway and give notice to the
position people most 7 always assume when
Climbing the stairs? Do so, and you will ob
serve that they all lean forward a little—
Slightly bending at the hip joint, but not
bending the balk. 'Why is this? Nature tells
us that it makes the -Work: easier, and we
certainly do find it so. The bicycle rider who
has "found" this position has found the easi
est position.; He can travel more miles in a
day and" feel less tired.' "He has passed into
the second and higher stage of riding a bicycle.
He now possesses greater possibilities, and
bis interest in cycling is doubled. He has
Wade a discovery; he aspires to take his next
long run with a set of wheelmen who ride
"faster and farther than his usual companions.
•What was only a fad to this "man has now
■taken root in him. and he becomes an enthus
iast. He is ' criticised ,by the inexperienced
bafcltitude for "becoming a scorcher," or for
'•"leaning over;" but you will notice that in his
Tiding now lie does no pulling or pushing—
puts his weight simply on his forward foot
(like 8., who climbs the ladder) naturally and
It is needless to explain the position as
sumed by ('., but it will readily be compared
with the "scorcher,", or a rider in racing
form, lie largely carries his weight on his
hands, and by bending over to exaggeration
•'doubles up" his lungs, so to speak, thereby,
iho doubt, inviting danger. And this is a
-''leaning over" position which writers do well
Ito warn wheelmen against, although these
'Writers make a mistake in assuming that
there are but two positions, viz., to sit erect
JEind to lean over. C. can make speed, how-
ever, in his position, because of less-atmos
pheric friction when riding at high speed, a
thing very essential in racing.
To the rider who sits erect, and he is largely
in the majority, here Isa little practical and
Jdhdly advice. .Manage to procure a "front"
saddle-post or a T-post, if you have not one
(already, and adjust your saddle forward, say
three or four inches. Then exchange your
''raised" handle bars for a "drop"-bar— not
an exaggerated one, but medium— where the
cork handle is about four inches " lower than
the middle. Adjust the handles to about four
inches below the saddle, then mount your
■wheel and try it. You will not take kindly to
it at first, because the change is so radical-
It is a different system altogether. You will
imagine you are going to pitch forward over
the handle-bars, you have to lean quite heav
ily- on them instead of pulling on them at
every stroke. This seems objectionable at
first, but as soon as the rider -becomes reeon
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jelled to the fact that he is propelling a ma-
El led to the fact that he is propelling a ma
chine Instead of riding a horse the idea seems
more sensible. When this position is attained
J nore sensible. When this position is attained
he question of saddle is also settled.
To the rider now the saddle is but a rest
ing-place; - not a seat,' his weight being dis
tributed on. the pedals, handle-bars and saddle
In about the relative percentages of 70, 13 and
llo— and when crossing. tracks and rough places
he throws his entire weight on pedals and
A ROMANCE OF THE WHEEL.
handles, relieving himself entirely from the
saddle for the moment.
Now the rider is able to make "centuries"
without exhaustion or -discomfort from the
saddle,, and now he makes no more com-
C. RACING POSITION.
plaints about the "hardness" of his saddle. It
is the novice usually" who makes such com
HEW CYCLING SUIT.
NEW CYCLING SUIT.
Pattern Which Is Convenient and
Comfortable. •:'• v-i'i. ';-s
- question of proper . dress for cycling, !
while quite as interesting as heretofore, is
A NEW CYCLING COSTUME.
not debated with the same heat as last
season, because the public has become wont
ed to almost any eccentricity, and now grants
to woman the privilege of exercising her own "■
sweet will in the matter without so much as
raising an eyelid or turning a head, says
Demoresfs Magazine. The outcome how
ever is what all sensible people expected,
that' the majority of women would adopt a
modest, becoming and convenient manner of
dressing, with a " sufficient variety to indK
: We give a pattern of a divided skirt, which
has found many warm advocates, as its con
venience on the wheel is. incontrovertible.-
The fullness is so adjusted, both in the front
and in the back, that the division is net ap
parent when the wearer is walking. In length,
it should be six or eight inches from
the ground. Moderately heavy cloths, wide
waled serges and whip-cords are the fabrics
most used now; but later in the season mo
hair and alpacas will be employed, and for
summer heavy linen and duck suits will be
worn by those indefatigable wheelwomen who
ride in all weather. The full bloomers worn;
Under the ordinary skirt are not so con
venient for the divided skirt as closer fit
ting knickerbockers. The ready-made knicker
bockers, for sale in the shops, are usually
made of mohair the color of the skirt, unless
that be lined with silk, in which case they are
of the gown stuff. Many women have black
satin or dark silk "knickers," as they are
far-and-away the most comfortable, prevent
ing the possibility of the woolen skirts cling
ing to the legs when mounting. .- ..*fy I;
The "Norfolk" Jacket Is the favorite cool
weather garment' for: wheeling, ,as its trim
outlines are becoming to all, and it has just
that trig, business-like air which is suited
to the exercise. Nothing that flies . should
ever be worn on the wheel: and convenient
as the blazer and Eton jackets are, their
open fronts, carried out by the rapid motion,
give so grotesque an appearance to a rider
that they are falling into '. disfavor. The
."Norfolk" Is very, simply., fitted by the usual
THE SAINT, PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1896.
Written for the GLOBE by Clifford Trembly.
seams In the back and single darts in the
front; the plaits are cut separately and stitsh
TO PROTECT BICYCLE GEAR.
Case!- of Various Kinds Invented
nnd Now on Market.
Gear cases are among the novelties on the
American bicycle market. A gear case Is a
covering for the chain and sprocket wheels of
the regulation safety bicycle. It may be made
of such material as sheet steel, tin, alumi
num, or celluloid, or even leather. The ob
ject is to protect the gearing from the road
dust and dirt and to provide perfect lubrica
tion of the chain. Gear cases are in general
use in England and on the continent of Eu
rope, but until this year . American riders
have been content to ride their machines with
unprotected chains and sometimes With un
satisfactory results. a'-:iy-
Of the many reasons why American-made
bicycles have been built without this excellent
fitting, a few may be mentioned. First, Amer
ican riders have been imbued with the desire
for excessively light machines. Brakes, mud
guards, bells and other acceaoorles have been
cast aside because they added weight to the
machine. Then the maker is loth to add a
device which will necessitate further expendi
ture, be It ever so good. . ■/ y-y*.
A gear case would prolong the use -of—. a;
machine and would conduce not a little to the.'
ease with which it could be driven. There
is an immense amount of work in preparing
tools for frame connections, hubs and other
integral parts of a bicycle and to build a
wheel which would take a gear case of
standard design would call for a radical
change in many of the details of construc
tion. ' :yyyy,: y... .. ...
Another factor which has- worked against
the adoption of the gear case is the slight
knowledge which the. average wheelman pos
sesses of the value of the accessory. It was
used some extent in England when the im
port duties were so scaled that English wheels
could be sold at a profit in the United States,
but the tariff "became prohibitive. Thus Amer
ican wheelmen and dealers are not familiar
with the gear case.
In detail, the gear case is of simple con
struction, and the principle involved is easy
of solution. Harrison Carter, an English mill
ing engineer, designed find patented the orig
inal device. With several modifications in the
method of attachment \ta the frame of the
bicycle, it is one of the best of the many gear
cases made. The principle lubrication ap-
pealed to Mr. Carter more than the idea of
protection alone, and his case was designed
so that a supply of oi^, would act as a con-
stant bath for the chainf "j-bis was effected by
having the case a. perijwtnrtit fixture on the
machine, and the part* soldered to the
frame. Oil was poured info ' the case until
the level reached the front sprocket, and the
bath was completed .by:: the' passage of the
chain,, carrying oil to the reir gear wheel. A
wheel will run without Mtteiition to the chain
or without " adjustment 'at rear forks for
almost an entire season when the gear case
is used, and a saving oflfrbA 10 to 25 per cent
is effected in the power ;VeQ-ijLred for driving.
Many gear cases are made with celluloid
panels let in the side fdr-the purpose of af
-01 ding a ready^inspect! *)«.'- of the * chain and
.* its ■.- workings. Others a-r-* built entirely of
celluloid, i with s*mali-jrtetal°clamps for holding
the device In position. Some are made with
metal frames * and a patent leather cover.
However, these' all lack. the oil bath lubrica
tion and so are not without a fault.
Minneapolis" to New York Awheel.
Francis B. Murphy, 925 Cedar avenue, Min
neapolis, an athlete of considerable speed at
the | longer distances, from five to ten miles,
starts on a cross-country trip with New York
city as his destination, Aug. 21 next. A Min
neapolis bicycle record is yet to be made and
Mr. Murphy proposes to be the maker. There
are a number of Chicago-New York records,
and Postman ■• Smith is ■ the champion up to
date. Mr. Murphy believes that before next
fall there will; be a good many records
marked lup • between - Minneapolis and New
York. He thinks that he can make the dis-
tance' awheel in fifteen days, and that will
stimulate the other riders to action.
Summit* Meet Today.
*y Summits Meet Today/-,'";.?
A special meeting of the Summit Cycle club
will be held at . their club rooms, 421 - Rice
street, at 2:30 p. m. today. All bicycle riders
are invited to attend.
In Amntenr Rank*. 7
The Monarchs have organized for this com
ing season. They will line up as follows:
M. Tlschler, catcher; C. A. Mlnning, first
bese; C. Conrad, second base; S. G. Rausch-.
er," short stop;- J. P. Rauscher, third base;
C. Kreyer, left field; J. Busky, right field;
D. Murphy.center field; W. J. Schwartz, pitch-
er and captain. The Monarchs would like to
hear from the Trilby Archs, Diamonds and
Fillmores. The Monarchs will play any club
in the city whose members are under seven-
teen years of age. Address all challenges to
W. J. Schwartz, 1007. Marion street, or care of
H. L. Collins & Co. '.
'; The Diamond Stars have organized for the.
season. They will lineup as follows: Fen-
wick, pitcher; Benson;? catcher; McCauley,
first base; Schmitt," second base; McMenomy, •
third base; Exley, short stop"; McFadden. left
field and catcher,' Petersen, center field; God-
frey t right field, and Anderson, extra. Ad
diess all communications to A. Fcnwick, 636
Jackson street. The club is willing to meet
any club whose members are under eighteen
years of age. rl'ylz- ~^lsy rj-'-' ■■' '■"•.•"•'-'•
After the Diamond skulls.
CHICAGO, April The Delaware Boat club
has entered for the Henley diamond challenge
sculls. Dr. W. S. McDewell, and his chances
of winning that event appear to be more than
bright. yy.y ' -yy; - 1 ' "
HARTFORD, Conn., ""April' 4.— noon to
day,: Charter Oak Parks known the country
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over among horsemen aa. on? of the finest iof
driving parks, was sold under the .hammer
for the sum of $19.0-.n. at a sacrifice of "350,000
from the original cost.
Charter Oak, Pack Sold.
FEVER FOR WHEELS
TUESDAY'S. SNOW WAS ONLY A
PALLIATIVE, NOT A FULL
PALLIATIVE, NOT A FULL
NEW BUYERS ARE CROWDING
THE STORES AND . TRAINING
SCHOOLS JL'ST AS THE! WERE
SCHOOLS JUST AS THK Y WERE
NOTHING TO RIDE BUT BIKES,
Evidently the Ultimate Outcome of
the Wheeling Fad' This ra- ;*/*
The snow the first of thi week rath
er dampened the ardor of the bicycle
buying public, but with the sweeping
away of the snow and the returning
sunshine the trade picked up a little
toward the close of the week. The. in
termission was just long enough to
give the dealers a chance to pick up
the distance between them and. their
A new phase of the bicycle problem
is confronting Capt. Comiskey. With
every man, woman and child in St.
Paul riding a bicycle, as the ', prospect
is they will be at an early date, the
genial prince of Aurora park will have
to find some capacious quarters for
the lodgment of the wheel during the
games. Last year the clubs were no
seriously handicapped by the job, but
as the bicyclist becomes more numer
ous he becomes mere obtrusive, and
also more influential and more to be
catered to. : — :
Col. Albert Pope,* the head of the
Pope Manufacturing company, whose
office was burned in Boston, with a
loss of $250,000, did not seem to care so
much about the burning of the sea
son's output of Columbias as he was
over a loss that, money cannot replace.
Col. Pope came by his military title
honestly, by, service in the War of the
Rebellion, in which he proved himself
a brave soldier. Stored in a safe in
one of the rooms of the burned build
ing were all his war relics, including
the swords he had carried during his
campaign, bits of the flags he had
fought under, and a number of pres
ents that had been made him by the
men he had commanded. Three or
four members of his business staff
were with him in New York at the
time of the fire, and they were sur
prised at the state of mind in which
the colonel was over .the loss of his
war relics. One of them approached
him to say something about the loss of
the manufactured material, and was
rather curtly informed that the vet
eran cycle manufacturer cared noth
ing at all about what the loss might
be. "What I want to know," he said,
"is whether any one of the men man
aged to save that sword of mine in my
private office." And then he kept the
wires hot with messages, trying to as
certain if his beloved war relics were
LILLIAN RUSSELL'S CYCLE SUIT.
saved. To hear of anything except
these while their fate was in doubt
was irksome and annoying to him.
The latest improvement in the shape
of lamps for bicycles gives electricity
another chance. Among, the many
claims put forth in its behalf is that
it is odorless, smokeless, simple, clean,
durable, gives a brilliant light, and
cannot be jarred out. The size of the
lamp is three and one-half inches wide,
four inches high and two inches deep,
and weighs just one pound. It ! will
throw a brilliant light seventy-five to
one hundred feet ahead of the wheel,
and the light cannot possibly be jarred
or put out unless turned by the rider;
it is as readily attached to ' a wheel
as an oil lamp', and no more difficult to
operate. . The current is provided by
a material put up in small cans to
fit into a tool bag, and is in the shape
of dry powder, and costs no more than
oil. *'. , *" -cy >,*-.*
Hallowell & Co. will display at the
Minneapolis cycle -show the twenty
two-pound white wheel, Model E, for
ladies. This is the same .wheel that
was displayed at the Chicago and New
W. R. Burkhard had a novel window
display yesterday, three colored boys in
uniform propelling a triplet, which is
elevated above the platform. It drew
Hallowell is making a thirty-two
pound tandem for C. E. • Ingle, of Wi
nona"." It will be for road use, with
small tires, the reduction of weight be
ing made in this part principally.
Local dealers talk of organizing to
protect themselves against the bicycle
raffle, which is just now so prevalent.
Al Schock has • gone to Europe to
compete in the London six-day race.
The Elgin Cycle company has or
dered 40,000 souvenirs for distribution
at the Minneapolis cycle show.
F. M. Smith & Ero. yesterday shipped
a line of Gopher, Truman, March and
Ajax bicycles -to the Minneapolis ex
position show. ' .yy:-iyiy..;.y ;
The man who holds the same views
of cycling that you do is a mighty
level-headed fellow., ' ...
The Detroit- wheelmen : are endeavor
ing to get President Vanderbeck to lay
a .cinder bicycle track at the new
grounds. There is hardly room. for a
track of more than a quarter of a
mile, and this is not enough, as best
cycling .'work is done on a track of
three laps to the mile. - - •-,...'.
.The pact-making machines that were
being, used ' by the record-breakers at
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ij Worsted and Cheviot Suitings— J VI Ul IV
t0 $15 to $40. L
t0 $15 to $40. n
c.v* Pants- Done
select $5 to $10.00. 1 i .
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Santa Morica during the winter, were
entirely destroyed, with the exception
of the sextuplet, in a railroad wreck
on the Santa Fe railroad last week.
The value of these costly pieces of
cycle apparatus is estimated well into
the thousands. ...-:,
An English writer states that there
are plenty of wheels in the market
there for $30, but that a buyer never
tries a second one. .... v
. Stiffness in the joints of the bicycle
after it has stood all winter is often
"remedied by the application of a few
drops of coal oil. •
Cleveland bicycle riders are interest-
ed in a bill now before the Ohio legis
lature, providing for sign-boards on
the public roads of the state. The
bill will enable any five freeholders in
a township to ask for the erection of
guide-boards at any designated in-
tersection of public ways* of such town-
ships, naming the inscription desired
thereon, and ;if , the trustees fail to
have the board erected in sixty days,
the petitioners may do the work and
make the trustees pay the cost.
The value of pace-making as an aid
to speed has probably never been so
fully recognized as in the case of bi-
cycle racing. Wheel manufacturers are
now more than ever putting forth their
greatest energies and utilizing their
best thought in the construction of
pace-making machines, which will
without doubt during the coming sea-
son result in the lowering of nearly
every existing world's record. At big
race meets it will be no uncommon
thing to see tandems and triplets, quad-
ruplets, quintuplets and sextuplets.
Tom Eck's team are now in Paris.
Eck will no doubt give" the. Europeans
quite a surprise when he "springs John-
ny Johnson and his f?.st "quint" on
them. They will meet the crack men
of Paris, and will then go to Milan.
Brom there they will go to Baden-
Baden, where Johnny will train for the
great international race.
< FAST IN THEIR DAY.
Track Champions of Each Year
Track Champions of Each Year
v Since 1881. -
Turf, Field and • Farm has started . a guess-
ing contest on the fastest mile to be made
this season, and as a help, prints the follow-
ing interesting table, showing the fastest
mile each year for fifteen years, beginning
with 1881: " "" -■•-••-•'' . r-
1 .'■"-'■ TROTTERS. '
Maud S, Rochester, Bair .2:10% 2-10*4
Clingstone, Cleveland, Saun
ters 2:14 2:19%
Jay-Eye-See. Providence, Blther 2:10% 219
Maud S, Lexington, Bair. 2:09% 2:10%
Maud S, Cleveland, Bair 2:08% 2-09%
Harry Wilkes, Cleveland, Van ..-.-
Ness 2:13% ' 2:14%
Guy, Cleveland, Saunders 2:12 T
Sunol, San Francisco, Marvin.. 2 2*lß
Sunol, Chicago, Marvin 2:10% 2:10-%
Sunol, Stockton, Marvin 2:08% 2:lO'A
Nancy Hanks, Terre Haute,
Doble .....2:04 2:09
Directum, Nashville, Kelly 2:05% 2-11
Alix, Galesburg. McDowell 2:03% 2:07%
Azote, Galesburg, McDowell. . . .2:04% 2:08%
Little Brown Jug, Hartford,
McCarthy 2:11% 2:19%
Buffalo Girl, Buffalo, McDonald. 2: 2:21%
Johnston, Chicago, Johnston. ..2:10
Johnston, Chicago, Splan 2:06% 2:10 '■'■■
Gossip Jr., -Rochester, Qulpton.2:l4 2-24%
Little Mack, Detroit, C0ttri1...2:13% 2:15
Johnston, Cleveland.: Bair ...:. 2:11% 2-06*4
Johnston;- Springfield, Starr. .2:12 2:05%
Johnston, Cleveland, Doble ..2:06% 2:06%
Roy Wilkes, Independence;--
.Davies, ...;..; .... 2:08% 212%
Direct, Independence, Starr 2:06 ... .
Mascot,.. Terre Haute, An- -•*.;•--
drews ....;..;:.. v. y,.. .;.:... 2:04 ,-.- 2:14%
Flying Jib, Chicago. Kelly \\y 2:04 ; - 2:05
Robert J, Terre Haute, Geers.. 2:ol% 2:05%
John • R. Gentry, •: Dubuque, •
McHenry .V. .". ;.:..-..,.... 2:03% 2:03%
With the runners, the -figures are . as in-
teresting: y>'~: '■■■ ' t> --.- '•■ -■■ :••-'-•;**
Three-quarters of a Mile— ',*".
1886, Pearl Jennings, A. McCarthy Jr..
1:13%.":-. ..,■■,-. .-y-y-..,:. ... -:.' '■ . \,
1887, Oregon, 1:12%. ... '■"*•■'..■
1888, Tom , Hood, Henderson, 1:13. .. . .
1889, El Rio Rey, Winchell, 1:11.
1890, Fides," Hamilton, 1:10% * \ ' '."
1891, Fitz -James,* Barnes, 1:10%.
1892,* Yeman, Simms, 1:09%. . ;£ -y
. 1893, Domino, Taral, 1:09. - ''■ •--• -■".:' .* ;
1894,;Dr.Hasbrouck, Doggett, 1:10. ." * ""
1895, Wernberg. Doggett, 1:11. . 7
Mile and One-Quarter— :..: v~:7:
1886, Binette, Kelly, 2:07%; La Sylphlde, R.
Williams, 2:07%. *
- 1887. Dry Monopole, A. McCarthy Jr., 2:07.
I 1888, Laura Gardiner.. Hitchcock, 2:07%.
1889, Kingston, I. Murphy, 2:06%.
1891, Eon, Taral, 2:06%.
1892, Leonawell,.Lamly, 2:06%. - -
1893, " Morello, Miller, 2:05.
1894, Ramapo, Taral, 2:06 1-5.
1895, . Clifford, Chora, 2:06.
LARGEST INDIVIDUAL WINNER SINCE
1870. ~-~-;-'y. y*y- - ■ ■■-"
Kinirdsher, 3, by Lexington $25,750 I
Kingfisher,* 3. by Lexington "$23,750
Harry Be ssett, by Lexington 34,500
I Joe Daniels, 3, by imp. Australian 26,250 !
I Tom Bowling, 3, by Lexington......:... 27,150 j
I Vandalite, 3, by Vandal ...; 23,780
! Arlstldes, 3, by imp. Leamington 15,700 !
Vigil. 3, by Virgil ........ 25,790 j
Bazil, 3, by Melbourne Jr 22,150 |
Duke" of Magenta, 3, by Lexington 35,925 j
Spendthrift, 3, by imp. Australian.".... 22,420 j
Luke Blackburn, 3, by Imp. Bonnie..
Scotland ..: 46,975
Hindoo,. 3. by Virgil-'..'......... 49,100 !
Pearl Jennings, 3, by Lelaps". 28,850 j
Miss Woodford, 3, by imp. 8i11et...... 51,120
Wanda, 2, ; by 'imp. Mortemec 35,745
Wanda, 3, by imp. Mortemer ......... 30,380
The Bard, 3, by Longfellow ..V:....*.;... 42,827
Hanover, 3. by Hindoo ... . ;-. ............. 80,827
Procter Knott, 3, by Luke Blackburn.. 60,780
Salvatcr, 3. by imp. Prince Charlie.:.. 71,380
Tournament, 3, by imp. Sir Modred...' 89,755
His Highness, 2, by imp. The 111 Used. lo9,
Tammany. 3, by Iroquois ...... ........ 73,310
Domino, 2, 'by Hlmyar *;. .:...: — . . . : ..180,890
Dobbins, 3, by. imp. Mr. Pickwick 55.425
Requital,2 ," by Imp. " Eothen ... .. .. ... 59,165
The largest stakes to be run for in 1896, as
far as known at this date, are as follows:
.; The . Realization, for three-year-olds.
: The ' National" Derby, for three-year-olds.
The : Futurity .- for ' two-year-olds. -* *
The Oakley Derby, for three-year-olds..
SOME HORSE XEWS,
Preliminary to the Summer Racing
There is a springlike tincture in the ozon«
of Minnesota these days, and a 'radiance and
warmth in the sunshine which would indicate
that winter had folded his tent" and hied him-
self hence. Certainly the horseman will not
experience any regret at the departure of old
Boreas, but will welcome with gladness the
early arrival of spring. It is needless to re-
mark that with the vague uncertainty which
hedges around about our climate at this sea-
son of the year we have held this pastoral on
spring until the last moment. Old winter in
Minnesota has a habit of reaching out a hind
leg much after the fashion of the guileless
mule, and we should be prepared until the
coming of May flowers for his appearance at
any Minnesota Horseman.
Buezetta, 2:06%, is said to be In the best of
C. J. Hamlin is in Selma. Ala., looking over
the horses in Geers' stable.
C. W. Williams has decided to campaign El-
loree, 2:18. and Falfa, 2:20, this year. "
The report is current that W. E. D. Stokes
has offered $18,000 for Patchen Wilkes.
Belle Hambletonian. the dam of Strathberry
2:04%, will be bred to Lockheart, 2:08%.
Ed Geers has sold the black gelding Harry
Victor, 2:16%: by Black Victor, to W. Davis of
Niagara Falls, N. Y. •■•■■-
Turfites are already figuring on a battle royal
between Robert J and Gentry being witnessed
at the Fleetwood meeting this summer.
The trotting championship for '96 is 'com-
monly considered to lie between Azote. Beu-
zetta and Bouncer. Of these Azote has made
the fastest mile, but Beuzetta came within a
trifle of equaling Azote's record of 2*04*4 "She
forced him out at Fleetwood Park in *>-05%
and seems really to be more of a favorite than
he is. The little mare" is being wintered in
California, and Orrln Hickox says that she
has done well. Bouncer, however, is a likely
; candidate for first place in the trotting ranks
and Hickox admits it, while Monroe Salisbury
1 and McHenry indorse his Judgment. ■
j The first "kick" on the new starting ma
i chines comes from New Orleans, where one of
j them has been in operation for a month. Two
hcrses were left at the post Tuesday. Both
i were favorites, and the talent raised a great
| howl. That the machine has given general
j satisfaction for a month is sufficient guaran-
tee- of its superiority over the old , method
and while it will occasionally make a bad
start, it is only a question of a short time
until all of the tracks in the country will
be using it. ;-*y •
So far as Derbies in America are concerned
Modesty, according to tire best posted,- Is the
only filly to win at a mile and a half. -,■,•, i: >
Nancy Hanks, once the undoubted queen, is
■ at Malcolm J. Forbes' farm, near Boston.
| Nancy Is now ten years old. "She will never
f race again. ;'-' i***i.»""» ■■•' '.>'-mw',i .>-m-*.'*
Sunol, once queen of trotters, is at the Bon-
ncr farm, at Tarrytown, N. Y. She is ten
years old, and is said to be in as good condi
tion to trot as she ever was.
The New Orleans winter meeting lias run
in days, and has been the most successful in
the history of the club. The sum of of $149...
123 has been distributed among owners. *'*'
John Splan is at Cleveland. He has New-
castle (2:11%) and Geddes, with a record as a
three-year-old of 2:12. He also has a roadster,
Newberger, of whom he thinks a great deal,
that he has been preparing to campaign for
two years. He is said to have phenomenal
speed and may be heard from this year.
According to the latest quotations for the
Brooklyn handicap, to be run June 2, Henry
of Navarre is first choice, with Clifford a
close second. The odds are as follows:
Odds. Horse. Wt. Odds. Horse. Wt
50 Belmar 110 40 Hornpipe 11l
30 Ben Brush — 105 10 Handspring . 103
50 Bright Phoebus. 113 20 Keenan 122
3 Clifford .........125 60 King Arthur ii. 9.**t
40 Counter Tenor.. lls 20 Lazzarone .....:ilo
100 Connoisseur .....102 15- Nanki-Pooh ....112
30 Dr. Rice . ........ 116200 Palladin ........ 93
20 Dorian .........".115 200 Primrose .92
60 Dutch Skater ..108 20 Sir Walter 113
100 Emma C .......100 50 Senator Grady. .lOIJ
300 Eloroy 95 50 Saragossa 104
200. Flora Thornton. 95,40 St. Maxim .....10S
100 Forget ........ 90 80 Stephen J . 9Jj
.100 Gov. Sheehan -104100 The Commoner. lo9
2 Henry " of..."Na--y 100 Vlnctar' .107
. varre .."•". . . ; 128 300; W B . .-. 1103
40 Halma ...... ;.:.Uy . ■ ■■.™*
Harvard's Crew Afloat.
'H The Harvard crew .fa*. on the river. Dr.
Mumford is coach.- v Their style of rowing is
the same as Watson had 'coached them in,
despite rumors that Mumford had changed
it. They row in this order: Goodrich,
stroke; Jennings, 7; Sprague,..6; Duffleld,- 5;
HoUlster, 4; Perkins, 3; Stillman, 2; Hayes.
bow. ...v .:~'-,--:"----'.;-v^--;'"— "^ **
They Do Sot Love the Lord.
Talking about raw roasts, the Kansas
City World administers, this:
Lord Dunraven has at last won a yacht-
ing event. He has been awarded £7,50 C
damages for th« sinking of his yacht Val
kyrie 11. by the Satanita in 1894. .
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