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Glancing at Newport's Attractive
Villas and Yachts.
Examining the Greatest Fish Hatch
ery in the World.
sp ei:al t rrespondence of The Evening Star.
WOOD'S HOLL, Mass.. July 28, 180.
The sail from Narragansett Pier to New
port on the new steamer "Manisees" in a
strong southeasterly breeze and a rough
sea is a voyage long to be remembered.
Leaving the pier the breakers dash in fury
Over the huge wall at Its outer end and the
little steamer, rising like a cork, is tossed
. to anl fro on the rolling seas, until, ha
ing turned, she is headed on her course
across the bay and the long ground swell
of old ocean is feit with increased vigor.
Off to the left the black outlines of Whale
Rock are seen occasionally as the envelop
ing spray releases its grasp and falls back
with the receding waves. Directly ahead
the lighthouse at Beavertail looms up at
the outer entrance to Newport harbor, and
far out on the right the Brenton Reef
lightship tosses and rolls, its globe-like
masts swinging rhythmically to the cadence
of the sea. Farther inshore the precipi
tous heights of Castle Hill are approached
and the tine villas of fashionable Newport
greet the eye, while, as if to add additional
variety to the beautiful picture, the frown
ing walls of Fort Adams, relieved by the
glorious stars and stripes far above them,
guard the entrance to one of the safest
harbors on the Atlantic seaboard.
Paassing the sower end of Rose Island and
heading lirectly into the harbor, the ves
sel ceases to roll, and the spectator is
charmed by the view of the immense fleet
of trim yachts, representing, as many of
them do. the floating homes of America's
millionaires. Conspicuous among them we
recognized the Vigilant and the Navahoe.
and the ocean steam yachts Conqueror and
Sultana of Vanderbilt and Drexel fame.
Numberless other craft, showing how fond
the American people are of marine life,
lay at anchor near by. while the black hull
of the natty government torpedo boat Por
ter passed swiftly by. bound to the torpedo
station at the opposite side of the harbor.
Tear of the Island Awheel.
Entering our dock near the New York
Yacht Club station, we were soon off for
a tour of the island awheel. Before leav
ing the shopping district we stopped at
the Pary to see the famous old mill, of
which the oldest Inhabitant knows not a
word, and whose history lies buried in the
ashes of long ago. The solidity of its tow
ering walls bids fair to render it an object
of interest 'or centuries to come. Passing
by the old church and up a shaded avenue,
the first of the long procession of magnifi
cent villas is seen. and soon the more nota
ble of theae wonderful residences appear
in infinite variety. In many cases the high
walls hide the beauty of the costly man
sions from the public view, but there are
enough left to fill every want and to spare.
Arriving at the costly marble fence in
closing Cornelius Vanderbilt's palatial villa,
'The Breakers," we passed down the uri
vate street to the ocean front, where the
full meaning cf the name is at once ap
parent. The long, rolling waves dash high
upon the massive cliffs, throwing the spray
over the smoothly rolled path bordering
the estate. To keep these twelve acres in
proper order Mr. Vanderbilt employs thir
teen landscape gardeners, and the effect of
their handiwork is seen in the beautiful
law..s. choice flowers and playing fountains
which have transformed this villa into a
summer paradise. The massive residence is
saId to have cost P3.00000, and it is a
fitting tribute to the refined tastes of its
Continuing our tour, we passed farther
down the main avenue the beautiful white
marble neansion of Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont,
with its fantastic iron gateway and walls.
Along Lake View avenue the marvelous
hotie of Mr. Belmont is seen, and through
out Newport the student of architecture
nay find reprerented nearly every type
from the earliest days of handsome dwell
ings to those of the present time.
Ride to Fall River.
Our ten-mile ride was soon over, but well
repaid for our brief visit to this million
aires' wonderland, we embarked on the
steamer King Philip for the hive of Amer
ican industry, the city of Fall River. which
produces annually the third largest sup
ply of textiles in the world. The ride from
the edge of the city to its center is re
markably hilly, but having reached the
main street and the vicinity of the city
ball just as the shades of night were fall
ing, we were warmly welcomed by the
members of the Fall River Indian Cycle
Club and our evening's stay nearly as
sumed the character of an ovation, so cor
dially were we greeted and entertained.
It was with regret that we pedaled out of
the city at an early hour the followi'ig
morning over the Sanford road to New
Bedford. but we were due at Wood's Holl
at 19:31i and necessity knows no law. A
notalie sight on our ride through Fall
River was the throng of workers on their
way to the milla long before the inhabit
Srrts of the capital city are leaving the
realms of dreamland. The twin towers of
the huge Friends' Church were passed at
the beginning of our fourteen-mile spin
over the smooth road to New Bedford, and
the run was especially attractive to us for
the variety of the scenecay en route, a suc
cession of woods, parks and lakes, with
.midway another cluster of busy mills,
Sanl in Weed's Hell.
Arriving at Union street, New Bedford,
we :assed the old First Church, with Its
Ivy-covered belfry, and then some of the
newer buildings and handsome houses along
this well-shaded thoroughfare. At the pier
we nastIly boarded the steamer Narragan
o tt just as the whistle blew and the gang
plank was hauled in.
Down the picturesque harbor and by the
gigantic Wameutta mill and the lighthouse
on the right, we were moon among the
white caps again, our appetites sharpened
by the mornirng's ride and the crisp salt
br'eezi-s from broad Buezard's Bay. The un
garrisoned post at Clark Point looms up
majestically throtugh the mist, and, nearly
thirte.en miles ahead, the dim outlines of
Grassy Island ledge, the southern extrem
ity of Cape Cod, are barely discernible.
An hours run, however, brings the steamer
well across the bay, and the narrow en
trance to the beautiful lIttle settlement of
Wood's Holl, the headquarters of the
largest fish-batching station in the world.
is reached. At mome points in the tortuous
channel, just within the harbors mouth,
the jagged reefs nearly touch the steam
er's sides, but through the skill of the
pilot Nobska Point is weathered, and we
are within the land-locked bay.
* The large buildIngs and plant of the
United Seates fish commission form the
center of Interest hers, and thither we
wheeled, or rather raced with a wind at
our backs blowing at the rate of forty
eight miles an hour.
Wender. .f the Hatehery'.
We halted at the main buindtng where the
hatcheries are located, and were soon un
mindful of the sale out of doors as we were
shown the wonders of the hatghing Indus
try as revealed by the microscope. The
lchster egg, only one day old, exhibits an
amazing variety of color and form, and
many other specimens show in this manner
bow much science has done to prevent the
exterination of our valuable food fishes,
which would have certainly occurred in
w.any eases but for the effrts of the Aish
To speak of 600OMII cod eggs 5,.,o
lobster eggs and Iaarnas.fa~ gg, to
gether with a vast number of eggs ot the
teutog. -m--herel and sea bairn, taken and
distributed by this =m=atn since Norember
3, 18W, wID perhaps eenvey sems idsa of
the immensity and perfection of its opera
glens. The apparatin for basentag the ead
egg is especially istereiag o.sitlag og
a large numberma o eflindrsal bemes,
thsaugh which, by a sihnarramninste
the sea water is cetsafly ied**atng
each has holutng 4WA abeqf one
tenth of an inch in diameter. es ,
rent of water is etreulated through the
upper portion of each box, the live eggs
passing through the siphon into the ad
joining box, and then the remaining water
is drawn off and the worthless eggs re
noved before a new supply is placed in the
Couieetions in the MNuseuma.
Across the hall from the hatching room
is the museum, containing a remarkable
ecllection of fish in alcohol, as well as a
large collection of native fish-eating birds
and sea weed:. Of the many hundred speci
mens of fish in jars, the most conspicuous
and interesting were the sea ravens,. moon
fish, skates, sting rays, sharks, including
the curious hammer-headed shark; conger
eel, an. enormous specimen as large as a
man's thigh; cod, hake, haddock and other
food fishes: the remarkable oceanic tile
fish, exterminated by natural causes: lump
fish, goose fish, or angler, with its huge
mouth; the remora, or sucling fish, para
sitic on the shark; flatfish and flounders ga
lkre, torpedo, or cramp fish, so named for
their electric properties; the Portugnese
man-of-war, with its curious floating air
suck, acting on the water as a sail; squid
and devil fish. A fine variety of marine
invertebrate animals, cucumbers, anemo
nes, sponges, crabs, shrimp, prawn, jelly
fish, mollusks, sea fafns and sea feathers
and sea weeds of rare beauty and coloring
are also seen here.
The collection of fish-eating birds in the
vicinity of Wood's Holl is very complete,
comprising, as it does, the beautiful Amer
ican elder duck and king elder, the curious
loon, or great northern diver, and the
smaller red-throated merganser, the com
mon puffin, with its capacious bill; the
lcrg-tailed jaeger, parasitic and pomaine
jaeger, sheerwaters, gannets, murres, auks
and other similar birds. The romantic
stormy petrel, or Mother Carey's chicken,
so familiar to the traveler at sea; numer
cus varieties of cormorants, ducks, herons,
kingfisheis, phalaropes and terns; the great
herring gull, or sea gull, and kittiwakes
and other gulls are of great interest to the
Passing from the museum into the aquari
um, the attention Is at once attracted by
the curious sea robin, with its peculiar
hand-like fingers, crawling along the bot
tom and sides of the tanks, and instantly
changing color from white to black or vice
versa. Among the other fish swimming in
the aquarium were fine specimens of the
tautog, sea bass, chogset, scup, white
perch, mummichogs, swell fish, toad fish.
hake, and the slow-moving lobsters, from
the largest size to the baby lobsters. just
from the hatchery. In the aquarium out
side the buildings were forty hungry-look
ing sharks, or dog fish, swimming rapidly
around the irclosure. The government may
well be proud of its work at this important
station, and apart from the beauty of its
surroundings it is well worth a visit. The
view of Martha's vineyard and Nantucket
sound from the obsgrvation -tower on Nobs
ka Point is one of the features of Wood's
Holl, and forms a charming marine pano
Nearing His Destination.
Off again by the afternoon boat, we re
crossed to New Bedford as a shower ob
scured the land from view, but on arrival
we courageously pushed on toward our
journey's end, fifty-four miles distant, un
til, after several hours' hard riding over
the muddy and uneven roads, we were
compelled to halt at dusk by the breaking
of a heavy storm when only a few miles
from Taunton and twenty-three miles from
New Bedford by the road we had followed
over this rolling country. It was too wet
for a comfortable camp, so we sought the
shelter of a big. New England barn, where
we were cozily quartered for the rest of the
night. We were determined to reach Bos
ton on the morrow without regard to the
existing gale, but we were too tired to
worry about that, and a soft hay mow is
not so bad after all.
The "Antocar" Not Wanted.
From the American Machinist.
The true answer to the question as to
whether or not the world wants the auto
mobile car is probably that it does and it
does not. It seems to be quite clear that
the world does not want the present car,
as far as it has been revealed. The world
is well satisfied with the horse. It has an
affection for the horse that it can never
have for any mere machine. The horse is
second only to the human form divine in
the spectacular and she picturesque. The
horse is in no danger of being supplanted
except by an abler and a better servant,
and this the "autocar" must prove itself
before it comes to be wanted.
The objections to the present "autocar,"
distributed through the various examples
of it, all the objections residing in no single
machine, but some of them being found in
each, are, all together, too numerous to
mention, and many of them are fatal. They
cost too much, or they are too heavy, or
they are noisy, or they have an unpleasant
jar., or a bad smell, or they will not run
satisfactorily at different speeds and with
different loads, or they are only good for
the smoothest roads, or they cannot climb
hills, or they cannot run far enough with
out giving out, or they require too much
attention and special and trained skill to
It is not a difficult thing to imagine an
"autocar" without any of these objection
able features, and it can scarcely be deried
that we are steadily approaching it. Some
thing' cheap, handy, always ready and
which any one can use without anxiety or
discomfort, would certainly make its way
into common use, and only after its gen
eral and complete adoption would it be
safe to say that it was wanted. That it
will not in this way eventually be wanted
we have not the hardihood to suggest.
Cycling a Deneet to Women.
From the Chantasquss.
Women, perhaps more than men, are
benefited by wheeling. Before the bicycle
was perfected, horseback riding was the
only outdoor exercise of the kind suited to
feminine needs, and good, gentle, sound
riding horses were hard to find, expensive
to buy, and still more expensive to take
care of, so that few women kept one. Good
bicycles, although efistly, seem to be with
in the means of almost every person; at all
events hundreds and thousands of women
and girls who never could have owned a
horse go gaily over our streets and roads
on bicycles that are quite equal in price to
any but the finest Kentucky steeds. The
good efffet of this change from sedentary
indoor life to free and exhilarating exer
cise in the open air is already quite notice
abl" even to the casual observer. Prejudice
has rapidly given way before the fascinat
ing progress of what at first seemed but
the fad of an hour. and we have already
become accustomed to seeing sunbrowned
faces, once sallow apd languid, whisk past
us at every turn of the street. The mag
netism of viyidl health has overcome con
servative barriers that were impregnable
to eva ry other force. And this is, let us
hope, but the beginning of a revolution,
humane and soundly rational, which w 11
bring- an era of vigorous physicaj life to
Re Waited.
Prein the Phlladelphia Pre.
A sinall boy cyclist was riding without a
light and was stoped by a park officer,
who askd him ina gruff tones where his
light was.
"Why, it's here," exclaimed the rider in
"Yes, but it's out," solemnly asserted the
"Well, it was lighted at that last turn."
"Sonny, it's cold; couldn't have been
lighted this evening,'I triumphantly an
nounced the onicer.
"Hugh! That thin metal cools ha a min
ute. I'll light that lamp and wait until it
gets red hot, put it out, then ride to the
next corner and beck, and when I return
it'll be cold."
"All 'right, try it," assenteff the acute
The boy lighted the lantern, waited until
it grew red hot, turned it out, and started,
and that kid is going yet.
Swr~ Oimtneen.
Pres the Pittsbusg Cb denTlessah.
Mrs. biags (s'sadg-"Tie gira e ln
a tomgue egghteesi h4:ch= sang, -
li. basggs-"The girss naast h
Wiam Suenss Bryaa S the aia
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abouat base haLB.
"Want" 'aim, in The 3er gag bemse
Last Sunday was an excellent day for
road riding. It was quite warm, yet the
roadsters do not seem to mind the heat
unless the thermometer reaches an ab
normally high mark. Unlike the preceding
.Sunday not a drop of rain marred the beau
ty of the entire day, and the cycling fra
ternity took advantage of the occasion.
The dog days commence tomorrow, accord
ing to popular superstition. The heat of
August is generally the worst for cycle
riding. According to the conjecture of tne
weather tomorrow will be warm, and just
how near right the conjecture is remains
to be seen.
The League of American Wheelmen meet
will open at Philadelphia Tuesday. The
city of brotherly love will be the mecca
of several hundred local bicyclists during
the week. The official train of the local
division will leave the Pennsylvania depot
at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday evening, and at
Philadelphia, as has been published in The
Star. the headquarters will be established
at the Lafayette House. While some of
the cyclists will leave the city at an early
date, there will be some who will not make
the trip until later in the week, the racing
which is a feature of the meet, being held
the last two days of the week.
Century Cycle Club.
The Century Club did not make a run to
Ashton last Sunday. Lieutenant O'Connor
changed the run to the Conduit road, the
weather being so extremely warm that the
boys preferred the shortest run possible.
While this part of the club was taking life
easy a great many other members were
out on the road hustling for mileage. Capt.
Ed. S. Byrnes, with Edward Green and E.
H. Monroe, the latter a member of the
Centurions, left the city Saturday night
for a thirty-mile run in Virginia. They
had one of the most enjoyable trips that
was possible to be made. The road was in
rather bad condition, but despite this fact
the three riders made good time. They re
turned home Sunday afternoon.
Charles H. Coons, the president of the
club, one of the few bicycle club presidents
that do any hard riding, started on a cen
tury with the Maryland Club of Baltimore.
Among the riders was Samuel Warren, the
Maryland record breaker for long distance
riding. All finished in fine shape.
George W. Wright started out behind
Harry Park in his record-breaking attempt
between this city and New York last Sun
day. He paced Park to Baltimore.
The coming road race is being pushed
forward with great success. The work is
being done quietly, and everything 'will be
in shape when the club decides the date.
Louis Anderson, who has been suffering
from the result of a fall a couple of weeks
ago, is improving nicely, and hopes to be
out on the .club runs shortly.
Four applications have been received by
the acting secretary, R. T. Posey, during
the past two weeks, and one acted on-that
of Edgar H. Monroe. Monroe will develop
into one of the hot riders, and the club ex
pects to see him in the first bunch.
Secretary Frank Hourigan is still away on
his trip north, the last letter from him
stating he was in Montreal. Canada.
George Wright leaves tomorrow for a
month's vacation down the Potomac.
The Centurions are fast reaching the
limit, theri being only two more members
needed to fill out the list. It is expected
that two applications to make the limit
will be handed in some time before the
next regular "neeting.
The club in-ends to pick out four mem
bers s on and form a polo team. The names
of the riders have not been decided on as
yet. Next winter the club will have a
basket ball team, and when the Century
boys take hold of any kind of sport they
generally finish to the front.
There Is some talk among the members
of getting a club room this falL, but Captain
Byrnes and others are opposed to club
Eddie Smith, the "kid," tried to pull up
all the road to Ashton the other evening.,
endeavoring to pace some one, and he
now has his face touched up lovely.
Bobby Williams is rolling off centuries
weekly, with his chum Stevenson a close
Arlington Wheelmen.
Last Sunday Messrs. Broadbent, Hiard
ing, Edmonds, Rawlings, Potts and Dyke
man paid a flying visit to President liet
tinger and wife at Wellington, Va., which
Is seven mIles distant from Manassas.
Messrs. Potts and Dykeman rode the entire
distance awheeL. while the balance of the
party tock ths . train to Manassas. The
boys were entertained In excellent style.
The next regular meeting of the club,
which ordinarily would be held Tuesday
evening, has been postponed until after the
league meet at Philadelphia.
At .6 o'clock Sunday morning, July 18,
Capt. Frank C. Potts gathered his proteges
together, and, after supplying part of them
'with ham and eggs, called the roll, and
found that Murphy, Quinn, Rawlings,
Walker, Terry, Harding, Miller, Larcham,
Mayer,Robertson and Broadbent were there
ready to move toward Shadyside. Marl
boro' was reached at 8:15~ by all of the
party except Bawlings, Larchanm and
Mayer, who concluded that the- sky was
too full of aqua pura for them, and a
dry ride was the only thing that would eat
Isfy their Sunday desires. After a wait of
half an hour at Marlboro' Old Sol threw
two or three rays into the quiet little vil
lage, which gave the boys a lot of encour
agement. So they mounted their wheels
and commenced to move toward the bunch
of dinners that Mr. St. Clr had agred to
prepare for them. Four mile. out of Marl-.
boro' rain commenced to drip from the
clouds. The boys pushed along until they
found a farmer 'who owned a cow and was
willing to sell the milk thereof at twenty
five cents per quart.
The long-looked-for better roads were
reached five mile. from Shadyside, and at
2:30 p.m. nine hungry, mud-besmeared
Arlingtons rolled Into Shadymide. A sail
boat ride of ten mailes to Bay Ridge
brought them into a, dry country -once
more. Braengle,. Rawlings and Larcham
met" the moist crowd at Bay Ridge, and
simply smiled at- them, But there was one
thing they had to admit, and that was,
there are few Arlingtoas who never 'ta
-down one et Capt. Potts' ru.
The jage o the series of ladIes' runs.
of the Caenet BL. Cl* 'wasn held last eyea,
ihg.h 4silu as to Chevy Chase,
the ronte being through Reck Creek Park
and Beud Braneb zsi to Chevy 4n
etrele' thin return by way of Tealey
gode~ road and Woodley Iane.- Quite a
umber et riders et th e went out
on the trip, and a very rid was
made, The start was taad. at 6:0 - s,
bom the elusue, e.
The lfe -bo.-t un to Atlata *M
he moew the Ean t A e
and ~meseg Zamsss . g
d i'w
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Messrs. Boteler, Allen, Dr. J. Bart Hills,
and several others will ride a greater por
tion of the journey. For several months
those who contemplate going have been
studying the topography of the country,
and have picked out a route which it is
hoped will clear them of the mountains,
and at the same time give them better
roads than if the coast line was followed.
On account of the bad condition of the
road between this city and Leesburg,
a, other route may be taken at the start.
The trip will carry the riders through the
Shenandoah valley, and westward as far
as Nashville, Tenn., from which point the
ride south will be made. The members will
make a regular vacation of the ride, and
will be gone two or three weeks, and possi
bly longer.
There was no club run scheduled for last
Sunday, though a good many of the club
members took individual rides , o different
places of easy access from the city.
Washington Road Club.
The run of the Washington Road Club
for tomorrow is to Brookville, starting at
9 o'clock in the morning from the club
house, 1224 F street. It is quite likely that,
not many members will go out on the run,
as a large number are out of the city.
No run of the club was made last Sun
day, there being but few riders in the city.
Quite a number of the club members will
go over to Philadelphia to attend the
league meet. Some of the boys will leave
tonight. Moran, the speedy rider, who is
still somewhat stiff from the fall at
Staunton, Va., last Friday, will most likely
go over this evening. 'ie will endeavor to
capture one or more of the amateur na
tional championships. Messrs. L. - B.
Graves and Will Jose will leave the
early part of ne w k, while a number
of other membe leave later in the
week. t
A. A. Bolden, o as slated last Sun
day to make an at 4mpt to break the
Washington-Baltimor - record, is not a
member of the club, as has been published.
Capt. Joe Prince, who- is spending the
summer at Atlantic City, will be present at
the league meet.
William Jose ret ed to the city during
the week from a iness trip through Vir
ginia and West V ni
Mlles C nafantry.
It is understood that a court-martial will
shortly be held, at wh3ph a number of the
members of thie Miles Cycle Infantry will
be tried for faili /to turn out In the prac
tice marches of the -command, and not
giving a suitable excusS for their non-ap
pearance. The matter will be brought up
at the request of Lieut. Weaver, who is
the acting captain, who failed to have
more than one-half the membership on a
recent practice march.
A business meeting of the company will
be held this evening at the National Guard
Armory, pt.whichrutigepugiess. will be
transacted. a
Lieut. Weaver has applied for a leave of
absence for three mofiths, contemplatir.g
a trip north, where he has some business
to perform. During his absence, and until
the return of Capt. Wiggin, Lieut. T. R.
J. Campbell will be in com-nand.
Mt. Pleasa'nt Athletic Club.
The annual excursion of the Mount Pleas
ant Athletic Club will be held next Thurs
day evening. Marshall Hall will be the
objective point. The committee- in charge
consists of Roba-rt H. Young, chairman;
Kendall O. Dwyer, W.. B. Appleby, George
Fisher and W. H. Snyder. From present
prospects the club will carry down quite a
large crowd, and the excursion will be one
of the most enjoyable of the season.
The yachting tri. of a number of the
members of the clu will most likely be
started Monday, August 9i. George Cox. jr.,
Harry C. Snyder and P. H1. Fitzhugh rep
resent a committee in charge of the trip.
The club members will be gone for nearly
three weeks, and will cruise as far as An
napolis and Bay Ridge. stopping at all of
the prominent landings both going and
While it has not been definitely announc
ed. it may be that E. M. Wilson, the speedy
rider of the club, will go to Philadelphia
nxt week and participate in the champion
ship events..
Estern Athletic Claub.
There was a special meeting bf the East
ern Athletic Club hel-1 recently, at which
the cycling contingent of the organizaticon
was reorganised. -'A number of suggestions
were made and considerable business of~
importance transacted. William H. Wright
was elected captain and E. P. Gooding
elected lieutenant. .The rew officers prom
ise to revive interest in the cycle corp. of
the club,
The club has left its old quarters and
secured a new location, which is mocre con
venient and commodiious. The new home is
located at 427 8th street southeast. At the
last meeting of the. elub ten nlew opplica
tions for membership were filed. The in
terest in the club is being revived and new
life and energy shown,
The Eclipse polo team, consisting of T.
J7. Reed and Harry '1odge, visited Colonial
Beach Thursday and played a match game
of polo with the Ruel Gras. team, com
posed of Messrs. Berm, and Haineg. There
wer, two inninguca played, lasting "eight
minutes, and the fr, team won 'by the
score of .8 to L. ~ontest was played
on the lloor of th 5~,which was cov
ered with mand. smn was arranged
through- the efforta ejt Dr. Evans, who is
conducting the hotl d the place, and it
wasn witnessed by enumbet of peo
ple- The -Eclipse would be glad to
,receive challenges. all other bicycle
polo teams in the or vicinity.. Al
communicationis a addressed to T.
3. Reed, 2121 avenue, north
The LeitCe ibwl aea run
tomorrow to Qre Rl.starting from
the-club 'house at Eenyvania avenue
southeast at O-a~m. Sts'o~h boys *111
leave the city this eMantar ter' the place,
'lb. members of the club and their Ia~p
f~riends gave a run iast Tuesday eveninug t
the 2ttalto Cycle Club, whieh was a grand
success in every detal.' Th thralag
wathe, howeer p-ene them from
oering the route eosainsynensa The party
left the cbub house htl- p.na.. with about
thrty couples in 11% otewas up
iPennsyiwanIa avesne to 11th sret we..
turatog by way me -36asenehuse#ta avense
to 11th sree-abeant an4 nain ep theib
avedse th hbuas
The ein avnsde
This ec was
-tnd,f -M-.
ein-nme ==..n....-'p
t 4
carnations, which were distributed aS
favors among the ladies who were seated.
Those present on the run were Misses
Annie Frech. Edith Fordham, Marie Hall,
May Seville, Aspasia Prosperi, Montgom
ery, Bertha Herrell. Annie Hutchinson,
McGill, Annie Prosperi, Mr. and Mrs. Pol
lock, Mr. and Mrs. Fryer, Mr. and Mrs.
Altman. Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Horace
Bell, Miss Robinson, the Misses Hurdel,
Miss Belt, Miss Lithgow, Miss Allen, Miss
Poole, Miss Reinhart, Miss Keefer, Messrs.
George Frech, George Libbey. Louis Frech,
William Brearly, Roy Woodington, W. B.
Lindsay. Charles Michael. Fred Buckler,
Frank Glatzico, Robert Weaver, William
Jacobs, Charles Weaver, Andrew Mars
chalk, Lee L. Herrell, James Castelle, Ed.
Hutchinson, William Norris, Lawrence
Camp, John H. Shine, Charles Grace. W.
K. Larrimore, J. Percy Toyston, Charles
Montgomery, George Reinhart and William
Ball Bearing Cycle Club.
The Ball Bearing Bicycle Club has rentec
the hall at the corner of 7th and N streets
northwest, and meets on Tuesday evenings
At the regular meeting of the club heic
last Tuesday evening the election of ofti
cers occurred, and the following were in
stalled in office: President, W. Woodward
secretary, J. T. Duffy; captain, F. Buck.
The run scheduled for tomorrow is to
Shadyside. The start will be made from
15th and H streets northeast at 5:30 a.m.
Golden Rod Wheelmen.
Leaving the headquarters last Sunday
morning at 9:39 o'clock the Golden Roc
Wheelmen made their run to Ashton, re
turning at a late hour in the evening. The
roads were in fair condition, and with the
intense hes t of the sun made the ride long
and tiresome. The hot sun forced two 0f
the wheelmen to abandon their wheels anc
seek shelter under a large shady tree neal
-the roadside. They remained there over
an hour, and the ether club members, 01
course,. waited for their comrades. The
two finally succeeded in making the trig
and returning home in somewhat better
condition. It was decided then by the
club not to take any more long trips unti
cooler weather arrived.
The club made a short run to Suitlanc
Park last Wednesday evening. The trip
was enjoyed by all the members, as the
evening was cool and pleasant. Returnini
home at an early hour the club meeting
was held, and adjourned at a late hour.
Captain Willard has called a run to Alex
andria, Va., tomorrow morning, leaving the
headquarters at 64 C street northwest a
9:30 a.m.
Rialto Cycle Club.
Twenty of the Rialto Club, escorted by
twenty-four of the Levants, took a run
through the city last Tuesday.
The next run will start from the resi
dence of Mrs. Scott, 649 B street northeast
for Cycle Cottage next Wednesday. To
morrow the club will go to Bay Ridge. The
Rialtos will entertain the Levants shortly.
A committee has teen appointed to select
a suitable design for a club button, with
instructions to report at the next meeting
Machinery in Dairying.
From the Kansas City World.
Separating machines are now in use
among dairymen, and these machines are
growing popular in dairy circles. A dairy
man says:
"When we get our milk in the morning
we take the portion that is to be used for
cream and butter purposes and place it ir
a temporary vat, located near the sepa
rator. To temper the milk it is :seated tc
00 degrees. The tube that connects the
tempering vat with the separator is openec
a~nd the hot milk is then allowed to drig
into a round steel bowl, which revolves
from left to right at a rate of 8,000 revolu
tions per minute. The centrifuigal forcE
sends the milk surging u~p and down the
sides of the bowl.
"The cream separates entirely from the
milk, and when it reaches the top of the
bowl for the third time It escapes inta, the
ur'per spout and runs from there into a
can which is placed under the spout for its
reception. The skimmed milk,.- instead o1
rising as the cream does, takes a down
ward course and escapes by way of the
lower tube.
"A six horse-power engine will separate
2,500 pounds of milk per, hour, Every par
tion of the fatty matter is extracted fron,
the milk. After ,the cream leaves the sepa
rator it is cooled to 35 degrees, and is
twelve hours it haa 'ripened' suffiiently tc
go to the consumers. This makes the
cream twelve hours fresher when it reaches
the consumer than by the old method,"
. Mie Wanted to 'Trade Rack.
Frnen the Pilttsburg Press.
It appears that Mr. Bassett is quite a bi.
cycle rider and spends considerable time or
his wheeL. As be whirled along the coun
try roads near his farm his riding was
greatly admired by a simple-minded youth
who frequently isaid aside his hoe and gasei
at thne flying wheelman in open-mouthecl
wonder. The boy ially got the bicycle
fever and one day offered Mr. Bassett a
cow for his wheel. The offer was accepted
and the exchange made,
The next day the verdant youth lnitiatedl
hinmelf into the mysteries of learning is
ride the bike. Temporary success em
boldened the young naa= eetnding him ts
grow reese while sfhowing ef bhas.m thu
neighbors, He fnally lest control of the
bike, and with a biodrilgyell weal
ov-er a 21)-fot eazbankmmt. Thme bibs was
completely desuolnuhed and the beg' weal
home in a dmpaldate condition. .The nexl
day he apeardd at Mr. Basast's hems
with the remain et the wheel esrel
nailed up in a boa. Depnting his bnudea
on the ground he maid "he grameda he'd
take beck his ow." Mr. Bastt told hlI.
he was a bad guemer. Faln to get thu
cew and resN~mig that the bicycle was per
mnmently disableda the boy wadeed uadlg
home, declaring that liie had lest-its cbatsm
An Iimeemeet.
sitHarest baiba hehe aga -
Woune..m s.Ceeug~
This measn, more po than ever, match
races seem to be the rage. Al'eady a num
ber of events have been run off. and mjore
are on the schedule, with the prospects of
f still larger Increase before the season
fully winds up. The match events are not
necessarily confined to short distances, but
middle and long-distance racing is also in
cluded. Those races which have been ar
rarged are as follows:
July 31-Michael vs. Charles Hadfdeld, ten
miles, paced, Newark, N. J.
No date arranged-Fred Lmaghea-l vs. A.
C. Mertens, mile heats,' best two in three.
triplet paced, for side bet of V10 each and
large purse offered by Charles River Park.
No date arranged-Michael vs. A. C Mer
tens. twenty-five miles, pac.it, Chicago.
August 7-Michael vs. Lucten Lesna,
thirty-three miles. purse of $2,ui1s, side bet
of $250, paced, each man with own puce
makers; Charles River Park track.
August 23-Bald, Cooper and Kiser. best
tuo in three, mile heats; purse of $lwc;
Charles River Park
No date arranged-Bali. Cooper and
Kiser, best two in three, mile heats, for
purse of $1,00: Manhattan Beach track.
September 6-Cooper vs. Joe Patchen.
Washington Park track, Chicago; prob
September 6-Bald, Cooper and Kiser,
best two in, three, mile heats, purse not
settled upon; Washington Park mile track,
A purse of $2,000, the largsst ever offered
for a bicycle race in America, will be
given in a professional ha.idiaep race of
two miles at the Quill Club meet, on Man
hattan Beach track. September 4 and 6.
The heats will be decided -n Saturday. and
the final on Monday (Labor day), end the
winner will receive $1,iu1, the second man
$230, the third $100 and the fourth S3.. The I
balance of the money will be divided
among the placed men in the heats. The
entry list for this event is expected to be
the greatest on record. Entries will close
on August 21.
Fred C. Fairly and P. C. Wright of Colo
rado Springs have established a set of new
American tandem road records. The Cen
tury Road Club of America has :aecepted
the following records: Five-mile straight
away, 11:;36 3-3; ten-mile straight-away.
23:33; fifteen-mile straight-away, 30:42;
twenty-mile straight-away, ;10:17; twenty
five-mile straight-away, lr:40; fifty-mile 4
standard cour'se, 2:21:10; seventy-five-mile
straight-away, 3:43:UU; 100-mile standard
course, 5:14::8.
The leading professional racing men are
enjoying a prosperous season. Competi
tion among the race-promoting clubs to se
cure the best riders Is causing big purses to l
be offered in the all-professional events.
The rules on the state and national circuit
meets demand full value cash purses, and
are inciting a'keen rivalry among the big
riders to secure the lion's share of the
spoils. Although the racing season has not
yet progressed very far, the income derived
by some of the men is large. While the
first prizes are the most coveted, the place
men fare generously. Jay Eaton, the pro
fessional. cleared nearly P840 in two days'
rtcing out in NewJersey last week. The fact
that this sum was realized in three races
indicates that for fast riders the bicycle
racing game is a remunerative business.
In twelve days of racing on the New York
state circuit last month E. C. Bald won
$725, Tom Cooper 5323, F. A. McFarland
$120 and F. F. Goodman $210. With a great
many riders these sums figure as clear
profit. In five days' racing on the national
cireult Tom Cooper won $80, which aver
ages over $100 a day. At the recent three
day meet, held at Racine, A. C. Mertens,
the St. Paul man. cleared $400. Tom Coop
er won $410 at this meet and $250 at the
Springfield tournament. Including all the
big races throughout the country, the pro
fessional riders are earning more money in
purses this season than in any previous
year. The bicycle racing season lasts for
six months, and it is fair to assume that In
that period this year ten or twelve riders
will earn from 85,000 to $10,000. The riders
classified aq second-raters will readily earn
from 12.500 to x3,500 in purses this year.
Sporting Life.
D. C. Total
Membership. Division. Membership.
July 23, 1806......... 180 00,001
July 23. 1657......... 671 87,401
Gain............. 501 27,396
The local division again passed another
state this week, Washington now being
five members behind in numbers, and the
local division taking charge of the eigh
teenth place. The next state ahead in
numbers is North California. with ninety
nine more members, but this will be Dulled
down. shortly if the members will keep
on recruiting at the same rate as hereto
L. A. W. Hotels.
There are hotels in almost every town In
the country appointed by the L. A. W. who
give members of the L. A. W. a reduction
In rates upon presentation of league mem
bership ticket. It is often asked if It makes
any difference whether the reduced rate is
allowed if a member is not accompanied
by the wheeL. This makes not a sarticle
of difference, the only requirement being
that you present the membership card.
no matter how many times you may visit
the same hotel or how well known. It is
a part of the agreement with the hotels
that they request you to show your ticket
each time.
League Meet.
Great preparations are being madle by
the District riders for the meet. AUl mem
bers are talking about it, and a big crowd
is goezg up, already members having re
quested Mr. Gettinger, the chairman of the
meet committee, to secure their rooms.
Leaue Century.
All of the clubs are talkIng of entering
for the century, and It is going to be the
cycling event of the year. Some of the
clubs were not going to enter because
they misunderstood the rules, thinkingr
that a small club would not have the same1
chance as a large one, but as the limit is
fixed so that no less than twelve members
can start, which leaves no limit over that,
so as many from any one club can join and
still all will, have the same advantage, as
It will depend upon the number of start
ers and the number of the survivers out
of each club as to which will get the prise.
Another thiag not understood was whether
each member of a club who survived the
century would be presented with a medaJ.
Eah person who survives will be gie a
"survivor's thedal,"~ whether a club mem
her, unattached or an L. A. W. member.
While the century Is given under the au
spices of the L A. W., it is not limited to
L. A. W. members, but any rider can enter,
and if be carries out the rules of the cen
turK will be given one of the mnedals, and
it will be one which they will be proud
to receive.
-Mes Nembeas.
Was. aus Brrg., i tS0 street northwest;
C. W.-Cochran, Ifli Q street nsthwestt
Wnn~m I. Desk.- 3m 5th street usuth
nest; H. Eugene Heldrtee, Mei M4th street
northwest; Guay E. Maudila. I3SS Penagi
web.a avenue; Duncan McDonad., 31 17t
street aorthwest; Franets Nlye. US 0 street
northwest; Felix A. Tes Reuth. Uth sot
K streets; Coustner Asena P-. 0.680KEing
street, aleandrie'a. Va.; Jasmes P. O(stem.
P. 0. 315 Elg street, assiemasta. V.;1
ahb Mine=. P. 0. 32B outh Wisgates
street, Alesma=dia. Vs.; 5. Lawgese Fer
ry. P- 0. 31? South ft. Asaph street, A&
amdrla. Vs.; Geses -3. Besos. P. 0,
bes lik alenm~. Vs.: Chareng. C. Lem-i
bester. P... .358 South.Pitt strs. Alema
desa. va.; *sm~t L. A..... l~ala Si.t..
~sst ~. - 38 P street
To avert disaster In the mountainous per
Ions of Fontes, the Tourist Club has caused
0 he constricted safety nets, which are
tuspended in dangerous places. Four days
ifter one of these nets was sN. ung a .y
list's life was saved, he falling into it in
tead cf into a gage below. Something t
his sort hlutid be provided by the town
hi of 4luttenberg, as cyclists riiing up
nd down the Guttenterg hall trrn the
erry are As constant .eril of .eing man
ried by falling on the rocks la-low.
The first hicycle ever seen in Morce.'. is
tow astonishing the natives. The paone.-r
yclist Is an Englishman. who is oblignl to
se a specially strong machline. as the rows
n Morocco are very had.
An Eng:ish cycle paper cnmmenting on
he cyclist's thirst, says that, notwith
standing the enormous per. entage of cy
-Iists among the poi ulation of Engtand.
tis thirst, even if he he .. .. -thstain.r, is
'asentlally a temperate thirst. A statista
-al summary of a thousand cyclists' drinks
hows that nearly three-fourths were non
tlcoholic beverages.
M. Bourrillon recently won the champion
mhip of Franee on the Seine hicyel' trae.
n Paris. There were thirteen heats run
o redu.-e the field and pick the starters in
he final. The successful ones who met at
he tape for the final struggle were t'mtt...
essman and Bourrillon. o5'irrilion hat
he face well In hand for all four taps.
Bourrillon's riding is said to recall in the
finds of the Frenehmen the wondertmit
work of A. A. Zimmerman when the Amert
:an raced abroad.
The French have an effective way of
making their leather sa.idles comtortabale.
which Is well worth copying. They Boa
:he leather thetoughly in water until it is
perfectly tliable, then they ride on it till
t is dry, protecting their clothing by a
emporary coveting of some waterproof ma
terial. When the process is completed the
leather is exactly fitted to th" rider, and
:orrespondingly comforts l.'.
A new cycle tax for the benefit of cyclist a
who live in Milan came into force In June.
It amounts to about $4 per year. The mu
nicipal wisecres have hit upon this method
if keeping down the cycling craze in the
The first dtel 01 wheels occurred not long
dnce in Spain, between Messrs. Moreno
Ind Perez. who both were memlers of the
:ranada Cycling Clue, and it ended fatatly
fee the latter. Accompanied by their see
nds, they wheeled out some distance on
the road to Malaga, to a secluded spot.
'here. posted 7isi feet apart, at a sign.
they wheeled toward each other. each d
recting his machine with his left hant and
tbrandishing in his right that terrib. knie
of Spain--the navaja. At the first lash
Perez pierced the left arm of More-no. but
it the third encounter Moreno thrust his
itnife into the breast of Perez, who in a
few minutes died from Internual hemor
The cyclist who does Europe awheel can
;hip his It.ggage from point te point at
small cost. The postal systems abroad. un
like ours, do an express busin-ss, so tar
Is the size of the mail carried is concerned.
halises are carried as well as letters, -an1
ane Is sure to find the luggage ahead of
me at the destmnation. As a matter of
tact, little luggage need he carried, for the
ticycle costume it- seen all over eKurol.e
tow, and attracts n. attention at the hotels,
talleries or other public places.
Romford. England, claims the champion
rat men's bicycle club. 224 pounds be'dg the
minimum admission weight.
In a New Zealand bicycle, designed great
ly to Increase the driving power, the cranks
are much shnater than usual, and, In-tea.l
of terminating in a pedal. has at the end
I small roller fitted into a slot In a long
lever, which has for a fulcrum a stild at
tached to the back fork. The pedal s at
tached to the lever, the short crank neing
carried around by pressure on the pedals.
'he up-atrake is very' quick, an i the down
stroke slower but very powerful.
Fred Titus says there is one event on the
national meet race program which he es
secially desires to collar, and that is the
ive-mile professional national champion
Otto Zeigler, the California racer. con
templates visiting Australia in the fall to
race. The fact that he is not recognised by
the L. A. W. may debar him from compe
tition in that country.
Jay Eaton, the indoor king. has engaged
[Iecrge McLeish, who went over to France
last fr.ll with Tom Butler. as trainer for
the season. McLeish started in with Eaton
an the New York state circuit.
John S. Johnson and Art Stackpole. the
trainer, did not remain together long. They
parted just after the Chicago meet. John
son is at his own expense and is in close
quarter, so the report says. His sickness
aas cost him dear, and in these days his
former good name counts for little. He
must first demonstrate that he has really
returned to form. Johnson is probably as
unfortunate a circuit chaser as has been
seen in some years.
The membership in the League of Amer
ican Wheelmen continues to increase, and
the prediction made by President Potter
that it will reach 101.0011 before the end of
the year .may be verified. The new mem
bers for the week number 1.W0, making a
total to date of i:.531).
A race aeroms the contineit from Provi
lence to San Francisco between a bicycle
and a tandem for a wager of $2,3Wu will
start on Monday, August 9. fromn the city
btall. Providence, John W. Gknn of fIrook
lyn will ride the bicycle, and Bert Mills and
William Kay of Provide ace will mount the
William A. Brady, the theatrical manager
urd backer of puglisats. has received a
tanction from the L. A. W. for a iceycle
a eet. to be held on the grounds of the
Asbury- Park Athletic Association on Tues
lay. Augnust 3. Brady has received assur
anceo- fronm Bald. Cooper and Kiser that
they will be there on thaat date, and Jim
may Miehael has been sect~red to race
againat time, On the day previous these
riders will race at Trenton. Ex--Champon
Jim Corbett will also compete In the icey
2le events.
H. R. Steensin is said to ccrry a kero
mena can on the circuit, which he keeps weli
ifled with linimnent, The manner of filling
the can was a mystery until lately. when
mite of the men found the Swede empty!ng
the contents of a borrawed bottle of rub
aing stuff into it. It would seem that
iteenmsn emnployed th'e begging mneans to
ill his can, and one of the men decdares
that he mow has over twenty different maix
tures in his can. Steen.on has beetn win
aing of late; he best Fred Iithead thre
tines at Trenton, and it may be the reseult
if this great mixture. Hie secures the re
wuits of all twenty varioUes.
All the long-dititance bicycle snatches ar
mnged for Jimmy Michael have bees can
:eled, and after this the Weishaman will
Mofne himnmelt. to short sprints only. Ml
AbneI recently changed from his I3' gear
to one of 105, and the pacemakrer, that
lae been employed for hIs work htave been
eleesed- In prIvate trials, not only on the
haIe River Parki track. but ia Buffalo
und New Yerk. Miehael has shoews wondler
huIal hifty as a sprinter. He will imme
liate be ready s rids a9=i===' thme best
men In Asesuica, and is sas to mseet any
punt lacer Ia the world ilr a match race
mt any tIme.
amin n d 2%t..
'rema the LIegbm ETe--..
Egiamaa is Slaghag ad havoc with the
teeth af insedsr gemeratisss. Us a ex
parlsm dentist In the West End sar's,
and haesuht to know. Inermeripy decayed
teeth wene seasraly attamised to a secret
Iim hsn-bom, but the idea is, f:
speasa qes a hitie. En thct, st~m is
ethe -aethn than otherwise. The
lrt s hat ~th -a-n-et st.dy aguero
aw of the annem inns is ahagthwesh
emmes a bseak heamig to as aangular er
hihpresses the miassen sps
he ass t ge them eeam he grewr,
4ed w hee gem earn af them ent
igat aN. Base this eaemnna he not
-mane end ' In maar em the
E h t enth hessig -e a s
sna abe augh abahe etten the
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