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The spring races of the Charleston
Wheelmen’s Track Association occured
on April 4th and sih, and attracted
a good deal of attention.
Their trophies, by the way, have
brought a smile to the face of every
body who has examined the catalogue.
The association is a wealthy and power •
ful one, but it must have felt the pres
ence of hard times when it offered such
treasures as these :
A $5 pair of pants,
A combination wrench.
A pair of shoes.
A straw hat.
A pair of rat-trap pedals.
A walking stick.
The Looking Glass sincerely trusts
that some wheelman, jealous of At
lanta’s honor, will go down to Charles
ton and come back flushed with victory,
wearing the 85 pants, and the straw hat
and flourishing the walking stick. If
he loses his return ticket the shoes
might come in handy.
Seriously, the Charleston wheelmen
ought to be ashamed of putting up
such bric-a-brac as that for men to race
for. The best prize of the lot is a medal,
which is very vaguely described.
An outside pride that lent interest
to the event is the “Columbia cup,”
hung up by the Pope Manufacturing
Co., and to become the property of the
winner of three consecutive annual
meets. This renders it unlikely that
anybody will ever get it to keep, but its
possession for a season would be honor
enough. The cup is large and made of
massive silver, richly chased.
Three of Atlanta’s crack riders,
Messers. E. P. Chalfant, R. L. Cooney
and F. G. Byrd, made the Century run
last Sunday. They started at 5:30 a. m„
for Newnan and were accompanied as
far as Palmetto by H- J. Piggott, Gus.
Cassell and H. G. Caperton. From
Palmetto the original trio went it alone
and covered the 40 miles that lies be
tween Atlanta and Newnan in good
condition. Upon their return home
they took a supplementary spin of 20
miles to Clarkston, thus completing
the Century. They completed the run
at 5:57 p. m., making a record of 12
hours and 27 minutes, which, under all
the circumstances, was very fair. Both
Byrd and Cooney punctured going out
but the holes were soon stopped and
did not cause serious delay. The only
wheel, however, that came out of the
ordeal entirely unscathed was the wood
rim Victor, which speaks volumes for
NOTES AND PERSONALS.
Riders are complaining of a lot of
cross-ties piled on the line to Manches-
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ter, which spoil this pleasant run for
the cyclers. The obstructions should
be removed at once.
Ed Webb met with a little accident
the other day while riding near the
barracks. He ran into an obstruction
and came near tearing all his clothes
off. When he came to he went into the
barracks, pinned up the rents with
bayonets and went on his way rejoicing.
The boys say that Steve Hook sleeps
with that new wheel of his. It’s a
beauty, and he’s excusable for falling
in love with it.
Mr. A. L. Kinson, the trainer of the
famous Rambler team, spent a day in
the city this week.
W. L. M. Meade, of A. G. Spaulding
& Co., was in the city this week. He is
on the road for the Spaulding wheel.
Mr. Quinn, one of the fastest riders
of Boston, is in the city and hopes to
locate here permanently. He has cap
tured no end of amatuer trophies.
Zimmerman himself says that his
last years’ prizes netted him about
SIB,OOO. Their value has been fixed at
from 88,000 to $30,000 and this ought to
The general lowering of records in
dicates what can be done on the ’94
wheel, and proves its vast superiority
over all other patterns. It looks like
very near high water mark.
Ladies are increasing at the Lowery
riding school and the class has assumed
large proportions. Several new riders
have been already graduated and added
to the ranks of cyclers.
The recent scandal involving Col.
Hadley, the Christian worker, calls
very vividly to mind the visit of these
people to Atlanta last winter. One
little incident of the convention never
found its way in print, but is perhaps
as much worth telling as anything
else connected with it.
The Workers, it will be remembered,
met at DeGive’s old opera house, and
the visitors, several hundred in num
ber, occupied seats on the stage. They
came in by the side entrance and
passed through the wings.
On the second day a reporter for
the Constitution came through that
way just after the morning session
began, and noticed a very disconsolate,
pale and shabby woman standing be
hind the wing. In reply to his ques
tion she said that she was a. stranger,
and that all her clothes were in a
trunk at the Southern Express Office.
The charges were $2 and she came to
the theatre in the hope that she would
be able to raise that amount among
assembled Christians. She had asked
the whole crowd, and received exactly
25 cents —two dimes and one nickle.
The reporter gave her some change
and reached the Press box in time to
hear Col. Hadley wind up an eloquent
address upon the beauties of charity.
Money for everybody—who has port
able collateral. The New' York Loan
Office, 146 Decatur street.
The Looking Glass
Statement of the Condition of
The Merchants Bank,
Located at Atlanta, in the State of Georgia, at close of business on the 31st day of March. 1894.
Bills discounted—demand and time Capital Stocks2oo 000 00
loans $528,143.36 Surplus fund 100*000.00
Overdiafts .. . 9,048.83 Undivided profits ... . 21,000 00
Bonds and Stocks ... 47,330.02 Deposits:
Banking house and other real estate 69,126.78 Due from banks and
Expenses, salaries and taxes 5,282.47 bankers $ 56,944.72
Cash on hand, viz: Individual deposit. 433,395 84
Due from other banks..s 69,752.4? Certificates of deposit 22,344 14 512,684.70
Cash and uncollected Rediscounts None
checks 105,976.64 175,729.(i6
STATE OF GEORGIA, FI’LTON COUNTY.—Before me came R. M. Farrar, Cashier of the
Merchants Bank of Atlanta, who, being duly sworn, says the above statement is a true condition of
said bank as shown by the books of tile in said bank, and he further swears that since last return
made to rhe state bank examiner of the condition of said bank, to the best of affiant’s knowledge
and belief, that the said bank, through its officers, have not violated or evaded any obligation im
posed by’ law, unless the purchase of paper at a higher rate than 8 per cent, be so considered.
S7 R. M. FARRAR, Cashier.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2d day of April, 1894.
E. J. DOBBS, Notary Public, Fulton County. Ga.
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