September 3, 1907

Bicycle He Was Performing With
Misses the Platform.

Ralph Johnstone, the Kansas City boy who has made a hit at the Hippodrome in New York with his trick bicycle riding, and who is appearing at the Sam S. Shubert theater this week received a fall last night while performing his act. One of his tricks is to mount a flight of steps by successive jumps of his bicycle, then jump the wheel across an intervening space to a narrow platform. In making this last jump last night the wheel failed to land squarely, and both it and the rider were thrown to the floor. Johnstone struck on the back of his neck and was rendered unconscious for a time.

Walter Sanford, the manager of the house, rung down the curtain. Johnstone was removed to his dressing room and soon recovered from the effects of the fall.