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INGJ QF" fij^E
| HEWS FOR THE C YCLER
[ jßTeutions to Increase Ease,
I Comfort and Speed.
IfICW WAY OF APPLYING POWER.
Attwhaent for Magto **hnli
F -Wntlng tbe f'sda.s by Ver
tical Motion.
A »** i»l«* in bicycle*. which win
jgUbUefc? be )*ij*»d witli joy by in user*
«f its* * he*', is »n aita-hment which.
• bli« cycUat* to *»-t th* uaw
MMUBI of recreation from their rid>ng.
(tee* greater speed with the outlay of
than the u*u*4 amount of muscular
faroe, and consequently w.ih kess fatigue.
Is i•*.« fer J.aarjr b» y > the P<--lal moves
through a clrcie, requiring thereby what
la known as tbe "aakle motiar" and th*
"task kick" tor effeotivoty spp.ied power.
It is the acquirement of the** motion*
*u*e« 'lifilu.ty in learning to rido
■' raffflT a# they can oruy ue properly ob-
Bifttoi? l>>* th« most constant practice iwvl
Wm*tuo n. t
t| 9bs new invention overcome# these mo
|- AIM of tisHf, thus taking tbe strain from
K' fb« rider. for (he pedals are worked by a
motion of tb«? foot, which is a
K:;'fpl«iy natural and customary direction
r ftjr tbe foot to move. It is the proper at-.
k~ gatman <I of this vertical motion which
£ «rfc« tbe wonders, and which to t»und to
K MMiuUor.lae cycling.
| By an ingenious arrr«gem*nt of (earing
§ tke 4ow«ward movement of tbe new pedal
\ Ascribes an aro of a circle, the center of
| which is a r«ar connection of the pedal
' ttm. As the pedaJ is moved down it force*
tlte conn* tin* bar down with it on (be
•vak shaft By this ieverage a terrific
| fence Is applied to the crank shaft, which
# th us turned by mechanical means ir>-
gtaad of direct ir by the foot, in the new
i fcvice the cranks are arranged so as to
H fee dianiP' ricaily opposed to each other,
I m that both cannot be placed on a dead
I canter at the same time.
It is claimed that this attachment can
|s I* applied to any bicycle. The rider, ex
is Vting a more uniformly effective pt. ee
ve. it helps htm to ascend steeper grades
«ttn the earne gear or the earn# grade
Irtth a higher g*-*r than . an be done by
Means of the ordinary > rank. By tbe new
teveoUon the pressure of tlte foot be*
fames effective during more than half the
1 revolution of the crank shaft The foot
\ isacendi rather slowly performing it*
<Mrk. then return* qukkly to the top ©f
Us range to begin anew. More than half
tile time !* spent in the downward work
lfi( Pari of the movement, and as a result
• Jew pressure and leas muscular strain
to produce a given mean taagen
- m force upon the crank.
It is expected that with the advent of
(he new idea weak women and nervous
J awn. who have so far been deterred from
Wcjrcle Titling by rnapori of the physt al
•terticm necessary wi!l now ride on easy
fradr* with less effort than It would b«
ffPTW WRH«KLEB FOR THK HICTCLB.
!■ «ra!k. and stll! enjny all th# pleasures
ef th#fi!nf,
A bicycle whh-h can be converted at
jfcwsura from * sing:* machtßf Into a
t»M. n. or "hloyole built for two." I* the
•e#t recent invention In the »hf*l line.
It consists of * novel of
parts. which form mi attachment adapted
application to any hleycle of ordinary
JMttem. »>n* great objection to the ordi
nary tandem Is that tt is »imo»! Import.
W*a that two person* rid* !t With only
•?>* rH»>r th* n«'h M b»-<-.-»roea un wt»>kly, j
•sd If th® distan •# traveled be far the
•"ark is tiresome.
With this new Invention, however, all I
tk# par?* of a underr can b* j
«airl»d In a single machine until s»»h ■
tl*r *i th# rld«T mar have or tston to i
yy»rt his machine Into a :ar»d>?m. fully j
••alps - I for tha riders This «>)■
<iU#r, cuji *;»o be attached to any ordl- i
•»ry machln# without th* p*dal atrach
when one scat s» used for carrying
«Mr
The m tvaM* framework whk-h wh«n
•W In place m*W«*# th# ?and«-m consists of
* fark. a I >ngit udtnal brae*, a handle bar ;
•»£ a saddt* To an ordinary blcycl# Is
•ttaehed an au*!!;ar\ wprOek#t wheel
ttow.;rb thf hub of th* rear whwl la an
***tilarv drtvin* to if oon
lj#l»d another epro-ke? mailing :n
2® f6'i r sprocket *■-»+■ • when th# ma*
l« tssred for t.*t»dem servi-e Sepa
rha:n« connect tha two sets of
Ariarrtp at tha front of tha a'injury
a! bar la fas?#r.*d to tha waddle
o? an ordinary machine. while tha j
«*» *n-is of th* fork raat on tha driving !
through th<« hub of
y *»* r * he#: Tha second saddle pro
vPiiß W"m#nh*t beyond tha rswr whf!.
_ *at suffi-tartly far to overbalance er,w
•aehln.- we n t*#r* are two rMers on it.
taa- hsndl* bar !«• set Just beh;nd !ha i
1 1>, tn th* auxiliary hortw>nr*l
y >p 1 b* attached to th* frtwn
gf""-' tt 4 *? by a chain or amail rtvf.
2* «?an n* ftt**»l ?.-» a ladv a wh**J
as to • r*ntl*m*n a whaaU and
wanta ta tak* hta lady rMir*
■••tad r«t k» to !h* *apan«* of prw t
** - *•* for pfwHlad hia ' y
A! rha? ta nacaaaary !a that ha
aux'iarv parta of an adjaatabfe*
•* -»» a•• he oan carry ta h?a har d
a f*-w attach to h a la^ty'a
2; ■•"■* thus oonyarunf ft tr.to a ovwn- i
** r U»u >-n
of *ha la?*at blcycSa tnvantiona ra» j
m*to t* »t. -ring r*ar. Moat t'iryciaa
«o front astioai. bui on thtm ]
*' **l a.-ta »a a ruddar Ano?hwr '»
■Bp* ftatjra la the way in a'taa tha '
pedal power I* applied. ImKead of oper
ating a crank the rider push** the pedal
up and down, and -the rotary motion is
a* ?ornp'W- : «-d by m«UM o? a connect :ng
bar and crank. The front wheel Is used
as the driving wheel instead of the rear
one. It is much larger than the front
wheel of the ordinary safety. The reason
for this is to increase the speed by reduc
ing th* friction, and the wheel being of a
larger circumference covers the ground
with fewer revolutions.
Another freak bicycle which soon may
be »een if manufacturer* think enough of
the Idea te invest their money do*s away
with the fsmilutr chain and aprockst. A
c aim is made that th® absence of th»se
parts means a distinct saving of power.
The rider la seated directly over the rear
wheel and operate* a crank shaft on
whk*h is afflxnd a iargf» K*ared wheel.
This turns a small cog on the axis of the
driving wheel, which revolve* several
tina* 1 * to one revolution of the crank shaft
carrying the peidals.
49tjme people think that bicycle rider*
rannot be thrifty. A device is just out
that wilt give them all tho chance they
want to save. It a dirtK- savings bank
skillfully concealed in the grip of the han
dle bar. Th*»r» Is a slit at the end of the
grip Into which the dime is slipped. The
tubing of the handle bar is fitted with a
dial wnd aprtn*. The d!ma dropa between
th* and of tha tub* and th* dial. Each
dlma pu«<h*a tha dia!-ix>im to
[ ward :ha fork. tadfeftUn* th* amount in
th* Hank. Th»ra ta room for fifty dkrs*a.
Whfia It is wn *aay matter to
tnoFtay. it la hard*r to jr»>t It out. Thia
difficulty ta placed in th* way of th* rj«l»r
In order that ha will not draw ot» hia
handle bank Rather than take tha trou
ble to unKwwn a*v*ral and n sia,
h* wtii wWow ihe d'.m*a to remain m th«
hank until th* bank la full. In this way
IT* la quickly acctimula?*d. Anr ttm» th«
rsder haa any chanr* h* la tempted to aiip
It In tha bank ina?*ad of buylnj *>t«
water or t\mr\g*t t* **rair*#.
TflE I Al>Y OX TilE < TCLJt.
Mo Hoid Rhupii Pnaad Why Sh* should
N.X Rid*.
That ladliea ara cyclln#. and that th»y
moan to ta at thia moment a very
obvtoas fa -t. So many ar* "on the wh**!."
an 1 hava t>e*n. for a «iffl*!ent l*nrth of
tlm*. that we are alr»ad* In a poattton to
fairly r**!cw the efTrota, to dactda whether
they bar a d.wta well In or»rrom n* daep
rootei pretudf *s an 1 reroiu Hon tain* a
tr»<le. It la not our parpoaa to m»n*i ier
what Mra Qniady may have aa»l or
thought abo*st tha queation. but whether
wom*n a# women ahowld or should not
cyrl*. IW-a it injur* or tmprora the health
of thoa* who attempt It? This ta thaqii**-
tloa which W. II FVnton ask* in Th#
Nineteenth Century for Mar. and which M>
anewera tn th# remainJer ot th# artk-l#.
At tha oatear th# medical profe«rion a.x>d
little, hut it looked aakaxua
and th#r# wa.« a w»*«.n« of *ray
bearda and a k»w-t inhe»l murmur of ;
"trare conwquertcea"" to t>a aailfijaiH.
An*ll wonder, when on* remembers that
medical men. to whoa# opinion th# great eat I
welirht would be most likely to be at
tached. had them*#!*##, from aire and .-on-
Bi.t#rationa of <H#n!ty, no pracucaJ #*pert
#nca of th# art. Th# "ordi
nary " with Its hu*# front drtvtnc wheel
arwl tn# ».'MmNe to reach the ea.Ulie. to
aay nothtn* ©f what m *ht happen 11 ita
oc. >jp*nt when oece thera, had doubtie*#
much t# anawer for. Then cama the
"whippet,** hut alas! with It th#
'*#»*>orch#r."* wtth hia bowed back w#!l be
•prinkSed with mud, his awful swoop on
th# harmless hut neceaaary pedestrian,
na-ta more unpleasant by tha ridiculous
»ot# of warrvin* from hia trfar,tile fo«
horn Enouwb * rely to rate* aiarma of
atraina of backa.** and of «pp*U- ,
tn« accidents aa.l v-on*e»;©l trafhe. Bit •
th# *;* wheel haa c»ne, th# scorcher is on
his death ted. aud tk« "bkejeia b«ca ..ax '
never been developed. "Women should
cjrcle How they began, when or where,
history tellcth nor. The "whippet" male
mounting and dismounting easy; the "drop
frame" made both still easier; the pneu
matic tire banished other Jars. Ladies
never scorched. The tailor has done the
rest, and here we are in the year of grace
lfe» with women cycling on every decent
day on every bit of level road. The medi
cal profession, alas! cannot claim that he
ha* the credit of having urged or even ad
vised women to cycle, just as ever, women
have tasted the fruit for themselves, with
lews harm to the sex and the world at largo
than followed Eve's historical experiment.
Let It once be said an organically sound
woman can cycle with as much impunity
a* a man. Thank heaven, we know now
that this Is not one more of the sexual
problems of the day. Bex has nothing to
do with It beyond the adaptation of ma
chine to drees, and dress to machine. With
cycles as now perfected there is nothing
in the anatomy or th* physiology of a
woman to prevent their being fully and
freely enjoyed within the limits defined by
common /Unse.
For many generations women have been
debftrri-d from the benefits and pleasures
of physical recreation, but the tide of pub
lic opinion has turned. Itiding, hunting,
tennis, rowing, golf, are already on their
list. Tha ratloral enjoyment of the** pas
times has been productive of nothln<r but
rood to mind and body alike The limit
of physio*! *nduranne in women is mufh
imonrr reached, of cr>un»e. than iu rn*-n.
doubtless due more to hereditary dlsuae of
their motor center* and their orr*ns of
locomotion, tirculatlon and respiration,
than to sex. Time wtll level thla up.
Women ar* capable of (treat physical Im
provement where the opp<->rtunity exisia.
Press even now heavily hnndlcaps th»ra.
How f;*ti*uln(r and danferou* were h*avy
! petticoat* and flowing skins in cyclln*
< even a few yt«ra a«o, tha piiicky pioneers
alone can t*ll u«. There may be something
yet to be dono In maklnj the machines
nior* j*rf»ct. In Increasing rtrtdlty. In r*-
duction »f weiaht, and in banishing tire
trouble a, but alr<«4y th# ladles" cycle I*.
j *hi»n turned out by a f!r*t-c!a*a firm, a
splendid mount, Drvss, on th* other hand.
Is in th* stages cf evolution Th#
j strife between th# aesthetic and th# useful
j wtll probably end in compromise.
It seems almost unn#c#-»*ary to #nt#r
into a «l!*<-u«*lon m to tbn chote# betw##n
j ttirjr'* *"d bicycle, but a* th* question
is sometimes raised by those who have no
' experience of either. It may be aa well to
j say why the rear-drivinr safety bicycle
I should b# th# on* selected. To learn to
i rid# a trlcyd# certainty Is somewhat eas
ier. and It is po#«lb!# to com* to a stand-
Mill upon it *hen arronr traffi". Harln*
said this, no rrv>-e can b# «4lvan> e«1 in Its
favor. On th# otb -r hand. It Is m ich h« ay
ler. reiuirimr far more p. wrr to pr«n>*l It-
It la v*ry liabi# to overturn on takinjr a
sharp curv# A Jolt to either si«l* wh««l
is felt much mor# th«n any Jar r*c» lvcd in
the cen'ral !tn* of th* machln* A ar?H
from a tricycle is a s*riow« matter, aa th#
rld#r cannot r»#*r herself of th# raachln#.
Motmtlnar and dtsmounttn* ar* difficult
and duffisy at th* best.
Plckinir one's way amonn ruta and stones
is almost Imposaibl# with its three wheels,
Tha acquisition of a safe balanr# on th#
r#ar-drlvsng safety is much mor# #as\ly
attained than would appear at flrat sl#ht
; When the difficulties of b*l»n<# ar# ov*r
com# propulsion la very easrr. and rejutrea
j th# vary mlnist na of effort on a f?ood l#v#i
road Mouatia* and dismounting soon be
; c<>m> too. a simple matter. Th*r» is l-«*a
d:ffi< uity .n slowing down a bicycle and
stepping off than In bringin* a trlcyrje to
a standstill. Increasing practh-# gives the
rid#r far mor* control over a bicycle than
ever can b# obtained over a tricycle. It
com*# then to iht*. that the rider of sjb
up-to-date bicycle U less liable to accident
and is exposed to far I*#* fattru# than
tboa* who. from want of knowledge and
t rrUd.ty. adopt th# tricycle. This ques
tion of fatigue Is 6f th# utmost importance
to women.
From time out of m.nd t ha# become an
ax;om that a man Is th* better for ali th#
P' • steal exerrts* h# can tak* short of **-
hatMUon or damsr* to hia organs Pr u
dK-* a ton# h«s prevented this rt.w bring
held with regard to wom*n. Bit by bit
a» they have overco«# this d#«p-rooted
prt i.i.-e with regard to one ph>*icai r*-o
reation or anoth#r. women ar# proving
that exervi** wtthin th# s«m* limits is
Just aa bene ntu; to them aa the men. It
THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGEXCEB, SUNDAY. JULY 16, 1896.
Is true they arc handicapped by dress, by
tbe disuse of their muscular system for
generations, and by the lack of the early
training which every schoolboy has the
benefit of.
Cycling is the ideal exercise to bring
about a revolution In this respect. The
•icuount of muscular and organic effort to
be put forth for its accomplishment can
be regulated exactly to be always within
the powers of the individual. Herein lie*
the crux of the whole question. A sound
woman can cycle, and with benefit to her
self. Mus ular development and poweT
of endurance vary enormously In different
women, just as in different men. <Bo?h
must vary with age and with previous
training. Many women, unaccustomed as
they are to physical exertion in its mani
fold forms, are more Itkeiy than men to
forget the necessity of condition, and of
coming to their work gradually. The ex
perience of one will regulate the proceed
l'tgs ef another, so that with here and
there an unfortunate mistake by an en
thusiast but Httle harm can be done in the
long run. The 1< arner, by her very keen
ness, who is anxious to outstrip some ac
quaintance who may havo exaugt rat'd
her performances, is very apt to overdo
it. Patience and practice will bring it all
right.
The muscles upon whioh the most de
mand is made are those of the lower ex
tremity. In the majority of women these
muscles are speedily developed by cy
cling. The lower extremity of the human
f-male has great latent possibilities, but
time must be allowed and opportunity for
practice given. Among other muscles,
too, which have to bo called into requisi
tion are the erectors of the spine On
the proper use of thes* eapecially depend
the appearance of the cyclist—the
"*~orcbur" did not bring them into play,
but relaxed the lot. He has not lived In
vain if he has mad* every woman cy«ii*t
determine she wouid never make! such an
object of herself.
The larg abdominal musciea do but
little In riding down hill or on level
ground: but in hill climbing great strain
is thrown upon them. There are many
rtasona why women should not overtax
thin group. Probably the Idea that these
muselee might be greatly in
cycling has had much to do with check
ing the enthusiasm of the medical pro
fession In advocating this egerclae for
women. This objection I* at once silenced
by refraining from pounding up steep in
clines.
The muscles of the arms, chest audi
shoulders play minor "hut important par's.
They *lll be used to their benefit or abused
to their detriment, according to the posi
tion adopted. Intelligent Instruction at tho
debutante an i proper adjustment of han<ll«
bars and saldie will clear up every diffi
culty in this respect. The "scorcher's"
position Is again the wholesome warning.
His function in the cycling world is that of
the helot in Sparta, who was made drunk
to show society what an objectionable
thing was the abuse of alcohol. To rida
well within the capacity of muscular
power and endurance, and in good form,
will never hurt any sound woman. Fortu
nately. the good form that pleases the cy*
is the very best for th# ri ier. We may
safely trust women t<*adopt it.
As to the organs affected by cycling, to
bejrin with the hear? has to tak» its full
share. Traveling on the flat and down hill.
It will have to do a little extra work,
which if reasonably graduate* will do good
to Its muscular substance; its frequency
and pow»r of contraction will be slightly
Increased 9o much the better for th«
heart and for the body generally. An un
sound heart may be much embarrassed.
This will be much exaggerated on strrsg
»tlin#r with a heavy wind or In mounting
up a hill. Bad valvular mi»c|ii«f should be
regarded as an absolute bar to cycling.
Mere weakness of the muscular fibre, on
the other hand, will tv> distinctly benef
by common sense ridlnr. Improved action
of the he:irt meanx better circulation of
the blood through the limbs, lungs, brain,
liver, etc., and gives that general sensa
tion of Improved health summed up in th#
word "St." Muscular action in every limb
helps Iha return flow of blood through tha
veins to the heart.
* 'men *rr very subject to varicose veins
in tha !»** Cycling often rids them of
this trouble. A irirl who ha.s had to stnnd
for ho;rs and hour* c#rrins hehln 1 a coun
ter *ets relief untold from an evening spin
on her "bike." Hw circulation ha* bf » n
laprwrwt, and the aches and pains whirh
wo I I have shortly made an old woman of
her h*ve rone. and a wn«e of exhilaration
and relief ha* takrn their placet.
l.ur«< perform their function of oxygen
ation of the blood we>i or badly, as they
sre used wisely or not. The Mood must he
pumped efficiently through them hy a
strong heart with sufficient frequency; in
spiration and expiration must also take
pl„«oa with appropriate rhythm to keep the
body in perfect health. Mot ton with but
sHrht eiertion through fresh air promotes
this enoraousiy. There are no greater
enemies to tubercle aad its hateful bacilli
than fresh air, MKri»s and light. Anae
rata w: 11 <i;aapp«ar under the ume con
ditions
Tha diseases of women take a front
placs tn our social life: but. if looked into.
9t per cent, of them are functional ail
begotten of ennui and lack of op
portunity of some means of working off
their «uperfluous muscular. n»»rrot:«i and
organic energy The effect of cycling with
in the physical capacity of a woman acta
like a charm for rout, rheumatism and
?;*ep!ei««nea», so-called
"nerv** • ar.l all tho«e petty miseries for
wh!--h the ltver ta so often made the acape
iroat. disappear In the most extraordinary
way wfth the frwh atr Inhaled, and with
the tissue destruction and reconstruction
effected by exercise and exhilaration.
When the chain siratchea tiirtt aver tha
spr«-»cke: wheels the extra power apr*.i
wh- n fo nx over rcuiru roads or
ap a heavy incline makes tae r.sk of
lT'jii.r.| gremi. mud ucpiaasant : id.&tf *
the reau t. A chain with plenty af sis k
will be fa'-ind a *r*at advantage for m *-
c«aaneous nd.nc. avtn U will i.im
tha aoc% occe la a wki.a.
REFORM BY BICYCLE
Wheel a Splendid Factor in
DeTeleping Citizenship.
SOLVING GOOD ROADS PROBLEM
What Once Atemtd a Plaything Is
Revolutionising Matters in Several
State* and All of the Clt lea.
It seem* a trifle strange that some of
the fellow* who are always writing
>u* r* iorm have thus fsr paid so liule
attention to the moat powerful agency
which ts Improving American cluien
ship.
1 am speaking, of course, of the bicycle.
In most of the cities ofl the Union and
in ail the great citiea, the bicycle vote
has become a thing to be reckoned with.
In New York it has bowled out the gran
ite ring completely. Time was when a
residence block couldn't be paved with
asphalt, even if the property owners
were agreed on footing the bill. The
ring thst sold granite blocks ia the city
was too powerful.
In those days—and we *iw the last of
them less than three years ago—Fifth
avenue was entirely repaved aith granite,
which seems ludicrous enough, and the
only new smooth pavements laid were
upon a few cross streets leading to the
principal hospitals, so that the ambul
ances might have easier going, arid upon
some of the worst slum streets down
town. Upon both of these steps the
board of health insisted.
Everybody knows what the bicycle 5s
doring for the good roads proMwn. Of
course the farmers have all along been
the persons most interested in improving
the country roads, and it seems a little
strange that they left the work to the
wheelmen so iong. But a similar thing
happened in photography. The profes
sional photographers. working for their
livelihoods, haven't developed their own
business half so rapidly tn some direc
tions as the amateurs, working for fun.
Here's Where the good citizenship comes
in. The bicyclists and the good roads
prophets are- hand In glove. la many of
the state* the L. A. W. consuls even
frown upon the construction of separate
cycle paths, partly hesitating to divert
so much money from the common roada,
partly fearing least the construction of
special paths may result in abriiiging the
privilege of the wheel on the thorough
fares. This fear is probably 111-founded.
T*ocaJ authorities have always exercised
the right to regulate and classify vehicles
for the good of all classes, without im
pugning their rights where the classifi
cation ceases. Special speedways are in
many cities constructed for trotting
horses, but the man In the sulky uses
the common roads In going and returning
from his speedway; and so does the
equestrian, for whom special paths have
been laid out In most large parks.
However fhis may l>e, motive* of the
attitude of the more conservative con
suls In this matter are most emphatical
ly those of good cltfxenship.
Until re «ntty New Jersey and Massa
chusetts were the two states which had
done most for the highways. The most
radical of recent legislation, however. ! s
the new Connecticut law (statutes of IJWD
which pledges the state to pay one-third
the cost of one mile of road In each town
each year If the county and the town
will ea 'h pay one-thjid. The cost of one
mile of road 1s estimated at 0,00(1. A
poor town Is by this means enabled to
get a mile of good road at a direct cost
to Itself of but J1.0T 5 , and the most of the
general state and country cost falls on
the richer towns and cities. A better de
vice could hardly be Imagined for en
couraglnr road improv.-ment In the poor
er regions, towns availed
themselves of the l.\w last year, and sev
entv-flve more have already swung Into
line In ISM Th«*e are about two-thinls
of all the town* in the little Nutmeg state.
Before this year is over a New York cy
clist may ride on good roads nearly ail
the way to Boston, by way erf New
Haven Hartford and Springfield.
In New Jersey, road building has be#n
carried on upon *cienilfl.- principles, -not
so much throughout the state, a* In Con
ne. t!~ut, but rather concentrated In the
more populous counties Still, one may
ride to Philadelphia, ninety miles, on good
THK WHEEL, AND OOOD ROADS.
road all *-.» way. and the trip has been
made in leas that eltfht hour* more than
one*.
The bi -ycle movement «:;W»d dan
ger at ona time of be n« captared by
hoodlums and road acorcftcrs, b3t It is
far from ha«tig In their ***.<:» now. Tha
gr*at of Am<Atn Wheefcnen
»tan<«s trua for good «ra»n*riip in for-
Wddirvr road rartar. Road ra -*■ are
he*<l. but tha han of rtva I -etc robe
them of their r**ularity. Thla Is a point
e*;Sl in •ontr«vec*y and mar be left for
future settlement. It Ut posaible that the
I<*acue has been too careful of the in
terests of r*neral trafQof but, *f so, it ia
a good fault.
As for »~©r~hinjr ait of the purs de
light of COiim fast, nine arheelntven out of
ten eTerywhers emphaticalty wphoM ev
ery attempt to pat it down New York
was tha first city to establish a waali
squad of bkryrta pailc-mes. About
tweaty other citlea have already follow
ed the e*am r '> aad— shit Is more tre
f»rtant-in many places special pois.e
evn are appointed from unow the wheel
«n«n ;hta»*ejve« to aarva wit ho it pay ia
preventing r»w&! rtsm *whf*l Tfcg bast
cyrle tilts have t*o prompt *e see* that
• B * rowty on * in*;m the rrp i
tatior w*?h !v»-nrtf-». of whwtars -who
are not r.vwdi-a
P—10-'al Meyctfsts lasts* trpoa
to® mtK*. M wts««B thev c'aim the privil
ege of ridiuff upon »>lewaiks or golr.g
without beil by 'faj io4 !*«sp by r.ight;
bit AMertcwts hare #9 long **kM )m
than th*r IHJNI- right* that 1? is retfreah
ing to meat once in * while a body of
men who s*and up far a tHtle more than
tnxy properly belong to them. A;;d in re
gard to such local otMlnars -es ft is #*sv
•o that mow strictness is required
where both cysilsta and pede« rl*r.s
are many rhan where either cl,i«s is few.
Upon the Boulevard In New York for In
stance. It ts a rare thtrg nowaday* to see
a bicyclist riding at night without a
lighted lamp. As for si,lews!* riding. it
is only allowod la ipiknei; settled pia«*s,
and the tendency sjjalnyt it Is mot? and
more marked among wheelmen them
selves.
P: • .hi'.* the maft magnificent show
hleyele rids in th# world Is that from
u;.>per N w Y rk ;hro ij£h the park, down
the Boulevard—or on Sun.kty th» cable
oar "slot" on Braadway—across the
bridge, through lovely Prospect park stvi
down the new cjde path to Coney island
On Sundays ®jvi holidays many thou
sand* make am of this route, and the
proportion of accidents Is smalL The
first bicycle path from the park to the Isl
and proved its inadequacy in a single
aeaaon and a second has just been open
ed. £a-h of these p«i"is Is a.'<out fifteen
feet wKla. built of very line granite chips,
perfect .n surface and about Ave and a
half miles long. A drunken cyclist is
comparatively rare and many of the
good raatauraats sell only temperance
drinks. QtHger 4i« with a lrtnoo squeeaed
Into it ia perhaps the commonest drink
of male bicyclist*. The prettiest thin*
about the cycle path apectade is to see
how young and old join in It. Here at
last is the ideal out-door «w rI we in
which whole families can join. In the
good roads section of Jersey It is almost
the ruls that th* basement of a duelling
contains a wheel for every member of the
family except the baby.
Women learn from the bicycle the oon
trol of their nerves. It is a fine sight to
see in a woman weaving her wheel
In and out among the loadad teams who in
MM would hardly have dared to cross
the game street without a potlcvnan's
arm. W hen the mother of a family can
strap a lunch bo* to her handle bar and
convoy a brood of young cyclists for a
day at the seashore or in the woods, there
is a decided gain In the average health of
women.
The girls, not a few girl* bat nearly all
of them, are getting out of doors; which
is precisely what has been wanted for
the last two generations. to give the Am
erican race a fighting chance to survive.
The young men profit quit* as much.
They are learning, long before they be
come voter*, the power of organisation in
enforcing public measure. They are
learning to reason that if by combination
a granite ring may be broken, so may
other rings. They are learning to <aik.
not leas about national politics necessar
ily, but more about street j*avir.g and
•treat cleaning, the board of alderman
and municipal affairs generally. They
are learning to take an interest In -public
business and larger towns, and 'hose af
fairs, a* all critics agree, are these most
needing attention.
With the extecaioa of good roads, the
bicycle will silence the "deserted farm"
cry. No one Is much to mind liv
ing twelve miles from a lemon if he can
get on.a fair turnpike and wheel to hU
lemon in an hour, instead of sitting sul
lenly staring at a mud canal called by
courtesy a road. The horseless carriage
with pneumatic tires will supplement the
bicyoi* in ; improvement. There may
come a day, an I soon, when a good road
once built will need no repair of tho wear
of wheels. The country boy will surely
b<* more willing to stay on the farm
wh»h» he too can have his ceniury runs
almost from his own door, and can feel
along the Interlinking arteries of perfect
roads the oneness of himse-lf with the big
world. In a sens® that the railroad station
half a down miles away car* never give.
The United States has reason to thank
heaven for th» bicycle. It was just what
we nested, and it came when our need
of it was the greatest.
DAVID WMCartfLBR.
The Cyole Tax In Paris.
New York Time*.
"It seems that the amount likely to be
raised by the cycle tnx this year will far
exceed what had been estimated In the
budget." writea "R. F. C." from Purls.
"When the ts* waa first applied In April,
IWQ, the number of wheels declared WOS
12ft.OOrt. and In 1*5»5 this had Increased to
240,000. At this ratio oT Increase it w.is ra
surned that the number of wheels itkely
to be declared for taxation would h« i' >,
000, but the declarations received during
the ftrst five months of the year show f it
this is far below the r<-al figure It Is
now estimated that taxe* will be paid en
no less thar 322."00 cycles, anl thst the
amount raised -will be JROO.OOO. while thr«o
years ago It was only (30D.M. If thtt ru.e
be maintained how many cycles »ill th>re
be In use In Frano® In enoiher three
years?"
Lord Rose be ry on the Bicycle.
The CycKst.
Lord Rosebery ha a been giving hla
views on cycling. In opening the Pa«s
more F>twards puldlc library at Wlvi>-
herd's Bush last week, he aaid In the
course of his remarks: "I suppose no
body. not even the humbleat pedestrian,
with his arm broken or otherwise. Is indif
ferent to the toyCttsL. I don't know what
particular effect the bicycle nay hava
upon the conformation of posterity. It
ie«n» to me It rrmr prod'ice a r*<"e of
beings of a Z-lik* shape. But at any r »te
It has prodTrrei a ra<*e of hardy advent
urer* such as those by whom our empire
was f»uf>4t-! -s iv en t-.rrers, per hap*, a tri
fle too ha-dv. but who would have had
no opportunity of visiting the corners of
our native land If they had not been f :r
--nfshei with these useful w. k >eeis. All mat
Is a most tntere«?in* and etiflttof feat
ure of our Eartonal Hfa. We have to
ma r.tain a (Treat empire. We hai to de
velop a gr-a* empire, ar 1 -for Imperial
P'irps*«s yri t«d a ra**e o* imj«"le, of
strenrtn, ana of nerve. All these ara de
veloped by apart a.
mnrri.R S»TR«.
W/v»d rims ar* general this year. Ro.-1c
elu tn moat used, and it is e«->mat«d that
durtns there wtii h" utiitaed at least
IJIMi ;eet of wood, As aniy the «n*st
wood can he nserfi sn tl»a r.n os. amoucrlnc
<0 bat about one-fifth of the. bu*k of a
tree, this would call for the cumn* and
baixllinff of a»ar!y #?<«,«• feet of eim.
Rubtic Commissioner of
Naw Tork, U prepartn* plans for putvric
a strip of axphai: pavement, three or four
feet wide, alone tha curb* of all atresia
pav~l w th *raaite block*, ex"ptin* tha
old pavemems. which he will re-
I>aa- e with asp hail a* far ut bis
a om hoi is (o»i This a«pha?t etrrp sill
a.*o 60 piar ed on ai! new a» nait ro ites
which are braken by rranite p«vcmer.-a
where the «ra> is too liMp for ax< «at ro
{Mivine w:tc asphait. In this way 41 *i
intef rapted btcycte track s ill t«t fvrniabed
in tMtnms aJon® th* en re i">s in
of tha Oaitar/tU.Coilis thinks t at
a'aefimen should be dt*Whni'd over tha
whole ialar<4. mat so; b« kept iu paa ptace.
A smooth pawnee; along th# 06»wal1c
w-18 faalHtate the ci*anintr ,»f tlx r-tters.
kkesrtss.
Tall rM*r». <jo n*t pewnw up-te
date vm often r'de wish ran
die-bar s;<*m and neat i«Har e*!#r ; d*d *o
f.eir furthr*- !»w*t This •« a tfreA ? r«k.
as :he*e is it peMltilt]' of the a*r
cowing out. should ?v» a» lee*?
three inches of -.A*, stem of the bar
ta4 seat ivwß ÜBvifr corcr to ins ;r? s»Xfty.
A good wajr » ele*a W\trto*» m N h are
not removable. ss to 'urn A* aMtrin* x»
Its *4de. poor fcensMtlne into -the besrinKs
sisi rapidly spin Jie when every
part*ri« of grit and og that 1 j> el«»K¥d
wiTf be removed. Hen* »nne e >?v-r»»s
very quiokly. and trill bearings
dry art br*ght, in tea iiness far fre#b lu
bricating.
Wb«a coming uo behind a rider If you
ru<ice that his or her r**r tir* In flat do
not fall to call Attention to the fact; t i*
a point of ooort*sy tfcs? is • sv>e al y ap
preciated It may happen th.st when >»«
f > to th» *«« «tan -e of A woman iwr
■who ha* hAd an *»xm sent you wtll have to
uk* her wheel mum itis'.Sßc* to t* r--
paired. It is then weU to leara your wheel
with her.
Suit for #V"*> »*> ha* be«n
against * Chicago ho?e» (or refusing to
aery* mil fen*i a p<t; y at cjrciisia. socne
of whom wrn women attired n Wootnera
Two men an-J their w'.vea. out on a Mcyejg
ride, stopped at ;fte h.>f< 4 for a meal. They
waited *oa»>> time and were finally In
formed by the wAlter that they conld not
be served ah !e ir. bicj lew utbe The
price of ihe fool <Se*ir <xl Wvia offered and
rtfMtd, tfence the suit
Besides a thoronah brosh'.ng after er«ry
r'de. « , h«.n shoni 1 he taken att the n*o
efcine At least every two months and *tven
a good overhaul -tig. A cod erutiMn*
wlTh henslne or kerjsene should be ciren
untß evcr>* foreyrn partake Is
froen the jinma After ttuwou drjinj.
the chain may be dipped in boding t.tiiw
f r severni utinutoH with advantage. A
Nr'.sk rubbia* shwiid shon l>e a .en. and
hlcycle oil or chain lubricant rufebtd well
into every link.
Inventors are worfcin* to
make lite happier tor the cvliM. A Wfy
ele stand and lock. weiatunA or.!v si*
ounces, has been invented. It con«;.» s .>f
two tulbes, the ."mullcr one being «tcel tip
ped. *o adj(»!«l th»t It -an be atreiiffth
ent-d to supoprt a 'licvcle at any an*le.
The from wneW ts
made of sprins-tempered HteeC attached
to which ts a small alklin* spring lock.
When closed the Is f inches
in length, and is heM ?o the un»ior rtde
of the brace frame with a small steel
clip.
A simple method in ahich to repair a
puncture a a sin#le tube tire, if It is not
a difficult one. is to aisert a nosale to
which a tube of cement can be attached
in the puncture. Taen turn the wheel un
til the puncture is at the lowest point,
when a drop or two of cement must tie
Injected. Immediately withdraw the nos
mle. while the «.t»tnent Is still running, so
that ai! sides of the i»unctura may be coat
ed with cement. Wind on a half doaen
turns of tire tape, and inflate, <*tlU hav
ing the puueturo down, in order to keep
the comont over the puncture.
rIH singular discovery of the
Hudsoaiaa doctors is the,
Tvflttfflr I marvel of the Nineteenth Ccm-'
k tory ' won( * ef £ul vetntd^*
' ess remedy (hat has beoa in use
. * OT * N^CDt t * lue to place (te
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