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l'UULlC PLEASURE UROUXDS.
Park Commissioner Stone of Roch
ester, N. Y., Mnkcs Observations
Fifty years ago there were no
great public parks in this country,
and most of the large park systems
have been developed within the last
twenty-five years. Of the 1 59 cities
of the United States, each having a
population of 25,000 or more, there
arc 37 that have no public parks.
The population of these titles
ranges from 25,000 to 42,000.
Forty-three cities with from 30,000
to 102,000 inhabitants have parks,
the smallest park area being three
fourths of an acre, the largest 48
acres, and the average park area
for each of these 43 cities is 10
The number of cities having
parks and park systems varying in
size from 50 acres up to Greater
New York's grand system of parks,
comprising about 7,000 acres, is 79.
Up to about 1866, when Central
Park began to show some degree of
finish and beauty under the wise
direction of park commissioners of
high character and intelligence and
the almost magic touch of those
great landscape gardeners, Fred
erick Law Olmsted and Calvert
Vaux, public pleasure grounds were
generally considered undesirable, if
not unattainable, luxuries. But at
this time the question of park mak
ing was not being seriously consid
ered in many cities. Soon after
Central Park was opened to the
public it became immensely pop
ular, and was visited by thousands
from all parts of the country. From
this time municipalities seemed to
gradually realize that liberal expen
ditures for the purchase and im
provement of public pleasure
grounds were not only legitimate,
but were demanded in the interests
of public welfare. In some cities a
few strong men worked persistently
for parks, contending in many cases
against local newspapers, promi
nent business men, and a united
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We make to order all wood
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But in the end the park promot
ers were successful. Probably not
one of the cities tbat did not take
kindly to the creation of public
parks when the agitation was at its
height, but finally accepted the
idea, would, if it were possible, part
with its parks for twice their total
cost. It has been found in some
cities that the parks have earned
money for the taxpayers, and from
a financial point of view are good
investments. Attractive parks now
occupy large areas that for years
were obstructions to the extension
and material prosperity of many
cities; and, as these unsightly and
waste places were gradually im
proved and beautified, the value of
laud in those neighborhoods soon
began to rise. Twenty-two officials,
representing parks in thirty-three
cities, state that real estate near
their park territory has increased
in valuation greatly beyond the
average increase in other parts of
their cities. Ten years ago the
Board of Park Commissioners of
Boston reported that the increase
in the value of lands near the
"Back Bay" system had been over
300 per cent.; during the same
time the value of lauds iu the rest
cf the city had increased in value
but 18 per cent. L,and values have
also risen enormously near Central
and other New York parks; and
everywhere, though perhaps not to
such an extent as iu Boston and
New York, appreciation in the
value of real estate near parks has
steadily increased, and must con
tinue to do so as parks are devel
oped and grow more beautiful.
Many part systems are out par
tially improved, and some years
may be necessary to show their
value iu this direction.
The improvement and beautify
ing of any section of a city by the
erection of handsome buildings, es
pecially when surrounded by beau
tiful grounds, immediately causes
surrounding property to become
more valuable, and attractive pub
lic parks in a still greater degree
have the same effect. The phe
nomenal growth of our cities dur
ing the last ten years should arouse
municipalities to the necessity of
securing land for park purposes be
fore the most desirable tracts are
taken for residential nud manufac
turing purposes. There is little
reason to fear that rapidly growing
cities will obtain more park lands
Lttaan will be required, and the dan
ger of delay iu buying is illustrated
in many cities which find, when
they are forced to consider the
question of providing public parks
that the cost of procuring suitable
laud has increased enormously; in
some cases the most desirable tracts,
that could have been bought at
reasonable figures a few years ago,
cannot now be secured at prices
that will permit of their acquisition
for park purposes. There are in
many cities large open spaces near
poor and overcrowded sections
which should be taken at once for
park purposes and for great play
grounds. The Thunder Flower.
Science, as every one knows,
says the London Globe, is very
often the interpreter of legend, as
often, almost, as it is the destroyer
of myth and superstition. A nota
ble instance of this happy fate has
just been discovered by the Garden
iu relation to the humble and fam
iliar wild flower, the stonccrop
(sedum tectorum), a flower which
is known iu the lake district as the
thunder flower, in Belgium as dun
derLlomen, and at Arras as flcur dc
tonncrre. Iu the pages of the phar
maceutical journal our contem
porary has discovered the following
interesting explanation of this ex
traordinary name. Two pharma
cists, it is related, were once walk
ing together when they stopped to
admire a fine profusion of the stone
crop on the roof and the outbuild
ings of a primitive farmhouse.
The tenant, an aged but hale and
hearty lady, informed the men of
science that a building was pro
tected from thunderstorms by the
stonccrop, and told how that very
house was saved by its intervention.
"In my grandfather's time," she
said, "the lightning struck the roof
and turned the thunder flo.wer all
to a jelly; but the house was saved
and that is why it is called the
thunder flower." In defense of
this pleasing theory, which sounds
so very like legend, the Garden
points out that the stonccrop is
very probably a natural lightning
conductor, seeing that it is succu
lent and full of water. And an
other autuonty adds: "There is
no reason in life why the explana
tion should not be correct." The
ubiquity of the name certainly adds
weight to the theory, and justifies
a decisive scientific opinion on the
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Hawaii. For years it has been used
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Chlorine .. .. 0.0860 50.74
Sulphuric Acid 0.0133 7-84
Wine 0.0055 3-24
Magnesia .. .. 0.0066 3.89
Silica 0.0065 3-84
as salt .. .. 83.6
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Harrisbtirg (Pa.), October 10.
There was received at the Attorney
General's department today a peti
tion from Frank H. Thomson of
Philadelphia, asking that the Attorney-General
grant the use of the
name of the commonwealth in a
suit against the Reading Railway
Company to show why its charter
should not be revoked for alleged
violation of the State Constitution,
which prohibits a coal-carrying
company from engaging in mining.
Iu the absence of Attorney-General
Elkin and his deputy the at
taches of the department declined
to make the application public.
The Attorney-General is expected
to take some action in the matter
when he returns to his office next
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