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Realties op the proposed cy cle PATH TO THE SISTER CITY 6Y WAY OF SUMMIT AVENUE, AND A LITTLE GOSSIP ABOUT THE PROPOSED ROUTE TO WHITE BEAR. Huns made by local riders Without the Cycle Paths, Which Am bit ion h nml Hard Cyclists May Find Interesting. Other cities have constructed cycle paths earlier in the history of the pres ent popularity than St. Paul, but few, if any have such routes which are more enjoyable or picturesque than will be that which the wheelmen of St. Paul are to build to a junction with a similar path constructed by the cy clists of Minneapolis. All the way it runs through a beautiful country, and for the most part over roads of long standing, where the foundation is al ready firm enough for the ideal cycle path. Starting on Summit avenue, It finds its beginning to be the most beautiful locality in the city. On either side beautiful lawns run back to beautiful STEARNS, YELLOW FELLOW, BELLIS. High Grade. Made Upon Honor, Sold Upon Merit. SVENQALI, - TRILBY, - SMALLEY, Prices—sso, $55, $57.50, $60, $75, $80, $100. V n We carry a full line of sundries and do all kinds of repairing:. r 5 CUDBY CYCLE £0. f J ,/ 234 W4st..*fbirjd Street, Above Seven Corners.^' V J op£n*}ve:nt:ngs. (J residences, the buttressed walls of the old castles at one turn giving way to the lighter, but none the less pleasing modern architecture near by. Here and there, at the crossings of the in- tersecting streets, or through the green yards between, are glimpses of the | broad river valley, with its panoramic AT TUB FOOTBRIDGE, COMO. I spectacle of field and farm and factory, of wood, of water and of wealth, of plain and precipice As the rider goes, however, the met- ropolitan aspect becomes less and less apparent, the houses become farther and farther apart, while over to the left can be seen, through the trees that skirt the brow of the hill, the bluffs of the Mississippi's west bank, ___^^__^_^_________^___ STHEJ SAINT FAUI, JLPAILriT GLOBE, i SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1896. far away toward Fort Snelling. Fur ther out are Macalester college, St. Paul seminary and St. Thomas semi nary, each of those noted educational Institutions nestling In one of the groves along the side nearer the river, while over the plain to the north ap pears the spire of Hamline university, the dome of the main pavilion at the state fair grounds, and far in the dis tance the brick cluster which marks the state agricultural college and ex perimental farm. Further around to the northwest the steel gray walls of the big Union de vator, in Minneapolis, glisten like silver in the bright sun, while straight ahead, over the fringe of trees which marks the valley of the Mississippi, is reared the black hulk of the latest ad- ditlon to the Flour City's array of grain warehouses, the Peavey elevator, In South Minneapolis. Under a dingy, smoked bridge, whose sides were once red, a toiling engine tugs at a train , on the heavy grade that rises from the river valley, a striking contrast to the noiseless and apparently easy motion of the cycle on the level road above. In the fields between these cv- I Idences of culture and of business en terprise, horses graze, and calves rest In the shade of the overhanging trees. Suddenly, as the trees in front be come more and more clearly cut, the road takes a sudden turn, not to the right or to the left, but down. It Is the brink of the Mississippi gorge, and In a moment more the wheel is brought to a stop by the railing at the end of Summit avenue. Here is where the 1 real work of building the cycle path Is to be done, for to that point It is hoped to make an arrangement by which it may be built in the middle of the Summit avenue boulevard, a delightful strip of beaten earth and cinders, be tween borders of rich velvety green. But from this point It is desired to run the path along the bluff to the Mar shall avenue or Lake street bridge, nearly half a mile up stream. If this is done, the road must be cleared through the grove of birches that shades the slope of the Father of Wa ters. At this season of the year the location Is most picturesque. Deep in the valley the muddy water 3 of the swollen river wind their sinuous, course, while the steel spans of the." arched viaduct cross the wide chasm^.in two long leaps. The east bank drops al most vertically into the wats;p, save ia the glen where a once /tenerous j stream poured itself over the rocks into the river. Now the shrunken riv ulet sputters and splashes over the ledge. "Shadow" falls truly, but a shadow of former beajity remaining, save that which is imparted by the overhanging strata of the rock forma tion. Into a pile of stones underneath the wafer splashes and, disappears, for the stony bed of the old stream is dry below the falls, as dry as it is but a short distance above. The water is sues from one hole in the ground to disappear but a few minutes later in another, but in its passage it lends additional and unique interest to the territory traversed by the cycle path. Shadow falls is but=on» of the many charming little cascades that once tum bled and chattered irr the rocky dells along the Mississippi from St. Anthony falls to the levee at St. Paul. But with the advent ot civilization, and the consumption 1-of surface and other water supplies by settlement, and the drainage of their water sheds by.sewers r in some ca^s, all have dim inished in size, while rfsojfne have van ished entirely. Bri(^al. rf Veil, at the Franklin avenue bridge, ,and Shadow falls are the best extant remains of these ex-cascades, of course excepting Minnehaha, and even that haa dwin dled from much of its former glory. On the west bank, Aliejriver's line is marked by a low levee, far enough from the city's bustle so that it bears the grassy green of nature, Instead of the jL^y^y&m ___\v n~JI—*" • o■".' . J6 q 1 BICYCLE STA\D AT AURORA PARK. squalid huts and hovels of the similar levees above It and below it. This deep green strip along the brown water stretches away to the south to the romontory where stands the soldiers' '■ ome, with its slated poof- rising above the foliage. When this patht is-eo^Jpleted, it will form, one of the prettiest cycle paths known anywhere. , If Minneapolis does the right thing and comfes to meet it, new charnra will be added, too, for while the ride west on' Lake street on the Minneapolis bank becomes more of a prairie nature as soon as" one has left the river, yet.it has .pleasures in store at the end to compensate for the comparative monotony of its early stages. For after three or four miles over these rolling prairies, on the right the black city, with its smoky nucleus and on the left the more or less open country, stretching away to the south, with the bluish, hazy atmosphere that always hangs over the Minnesota bot toms, as seen from a distance, the glistening surface of Lake Cajhoun appears directly In front, and then fol lows the ride around the broad boule vard that fringes with the hedge of green the gracefully curving lines of this beautiful "sheet of water. Lake wood cemetery.with its thousands rest ing peacefully, overlooking this splen did lake, is passed.and then up through a grove to Harriet, whose circling bou levard has been for years a favorite speeding place for cyclists of all classes and conditions. "What better route need be asked? It is to be regretted that the citizens of the sister city are so backward about coming forward, but eve.n without that, Lake street, aa it is, is a very admlr. able road at ordinary seasons, and for those who have the ambition for a twenty-flve-mile run, the trip to Har riet and back, as it will be, can find few superiors. As for the interurftan cycle path, Its route, after reaching Minneapolis, is as yet but vaguely defined, although the general opinion is that it will fol low Minnehaha and Twenty-sixth ave nues to Lake street after loavl. g the pavement on Cedar avenue. This route would make it easily accessible for cyclists coming from up town, as well as those living in the vicinity of or south of Franklin avenue. Up to the present the Minneapolis contingent has done little or nothing In the line of substantial work for the cycle path. This has not, however, deterred, and should not deter, the local cyclists from going ahead with their portion of the work. It is only a mat ter of time when the value of the cycle path must force Itself on the atten tion, even of Minneapolis, and until that time comes St. Paul will at least ' have had the use of Its own Improve ments. Another path—and it may be re marked parenthetically that purists in Boston and elsewhere object to the term cycle path, on the ground that paths, etymolatgicatty, are foot walks, so that to sustain the common term cycling must be defined by "Doctor" Burke'a descrJE£i£q. of "sitting down when I walk"-—ls that planned to be constructed to White Bear. At pres ent quite a popular summer route Is out Lafayette avenue, Edgerton street and the White Bear road to the irreg ular shores of the lake that Is the chief gem in St. Paul's lacustrine crown. Practically the same length as the Minneapolis city run, 22 miles for the round trip, it makes just a comfort able Jaunt for the athletic rider who has passed the stage of the novice without losing the enthusiasm. The plan for a path to White Bear involves more difficulties than the in terurban, for, while all St. Paul's share in the latter will be built within the limits of the city, a portion of the White Bear path will be without those limits and subject to the jurisdiction of the county commissioners. These tangles, however, are believed to be only technical, as it is expected that wn&l Aiwdys fa n best Kit at lo the Prices, $5 to $15. U Boston! Trie Latest end most Stylish BYCYCLE SUITS, Enow That They Are Best Satisfied at the Up=to=Date Establishment, the county authorities will co-operat* with the cycle path association. In so far as may be within their power. Eut with or without the cycle path, the riders of St. Paul have a mnnbe* of nice trips within reach of them* varying In length according to theha abilities and endurance. One of the most frequented for nov« Ices is that to Como park. The best road—and the roads here given are aa described by Tom Bird, one of the most persistent riders in the two cities, with the possible exception of August A, Hansen —out St. Peter street to UnU versity avenue, University to Dals etreet. Dale to Como avenue, an<3| thence to the park; return by SnelU ing avenue to Summit, and Into ths city, or reverse the order. The di»» tance from the court house and re* turn la twelve mllos, approximately.