BIDDING GIBSON GOOD-BY. - The San Francisco Examiner, 29 Nov 1887

From Wooljersey


Two Presentations by the San Francisco Bicycle Club Last Night.

The San Francisco Bicycle Club assembled in full force at the rooms last evening to bid goodby to one of its members, John W. Gibson, who will start East in a few days to complete his medical studies. Mr. Gibson has been one of the most active members of the club, and it was through his untiring efforts that the “California Road and Hand Book,” which is very useful to California roadsters, was issued.

The members of the club were not going to allow Gibson to depart without showing him a mark of esteem, and they had a handsome gold-headed cane made, which was presented to him last night.

The cane is of California wood. Upon the bend is engraved the badge of the California Branch, L. A. W., and around the gold is inscribed, "Presented to John W. Gibson by the S. F. B. C."

President Columbus Waterhouse made the presentation speech, which was briefly responded to by the surprised recipient.

The occasion was also thought an appropriate one to reward W. S. Davis, one of the members who has upheld the reputation of the club by winning three State medals, and he was presented with a pair of gold sleeve-buttons.

After the presentation the members were treated to some excellent vocal music, following, which light refreshments were served.