John W. Gibson
brother of Frederick W. Gibson
Its present membership is as follows: Ralph de Clairmont, Herman C. Eggers, George J. Hobe, Chas. L. Leonard, Charles A. Butler, Columbus Waterhouse, Fred Waterhouse, Henry C. Finkler, Alfred H. Cables, John B. Martin, Henry London, James W. Kerr, Morris Feintuch, Frank A. McLaughlin, John W. Gibson, Robt. T. Verrinder, Henry L. Chambers, John C. Quinn, Geo. R. Butler, Henry R. Judah, J. W. Winter, Walter S. Kelley, Walter E. Slack, Harry A. Greene, Isaac Ehrenberg, James A. White, Frank A. Osborn, Jason W. Nash, James Sanderson, Frederick W. Gibson and John F. M. McCarthy. The Club uniform is neat and tasteful, consisting of a darkbrown Parole jacket, knee breeches and stockings, and black cap with visor. The Club colors are blue and white.
Addresses were also delivered by Captain Harrison Houseworth and R. M. Welch, Chief Consul of the L. A. W., Pacific Division. Mr. Stevens was spoken of in the kindliest manner, and ultimately was presented with an autograph album containing the names of the members of the club, with appropriate sentiments, and a special copy of the "California Road Book" by its compiler, John W. Gibson. Refreshments were then served, and at a late hour good nights were reluctantly spoken.
A sub-committee of the Committee of Arrangements for the annual meet at Santa Cruz on July 4th next, visited that place on Saturday, the 12th inst, and were very hospitably entertained by Consul Radke. They found the citizens very anxious to have the wheelmen visit them on the 4th, and willing to offer every facility except in the matter of sleeping accommodations. These it was found impossible to secure from any of the hotels. A general meeting of the committee was held in this city on Thursday evening last, and a report received from the delegation sent to Santa Cruz. E. N. Radke of Santa Cruz, R. G. Bailey of San Jose and Harrison Houseworth and John W. Gibson of the San Francisco Bicycle Club were added to the committee. The plan of a three-days' camp at Santa Cruz is now being considered.
Messrs. Letcher and Gibson of the San Francisco Club intend making a trip to the Oregon line early in May. From all accounts this is considered a very hard trip.
J. W. Gibson's "California Road and Hand Book" continues to be of great value to all 'cyclists. It is a compact little affair and contains, in concise form, much valuable road information.
CHIEF consul, Robert M. Welch; representatives, John W. Gibson, J. D. Arkison, R. C. Woodworth, C. C. Moore; secretary and treasurer, N. A. Robinson.
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.
President Columbus Waterhouse made the presentation speech, which was briefly responded to by the surprised recipient.