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The Minneapolis journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, December 09, 1906, Part I, News Section, Image 5

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People Are Backward.
Even with these examples before
them the people of Minneapolis, that is
^-a.
What He Has Done.
In view of the fact that he practi
cally has severed his connection with
the board of park commissioners to re
tue to private life, it is befitting 'that
the Mmneapolitans ot the present day
be made acquainted with his Melong
sei vices in behalf of the city beautiful.
Mr. Loring is, first of all, a practical,
level-headed and successful business
man, but to his commercial instinct
is joined the soul of an artist and a
lover of nature. Wlhile accused of be
ing a dreamer and a visionary enthu
iast, his ideas have been extremely
practical. For instance, when, he
bought a house and lot on Fifth street
and Fifth avenue S, more than forty
years ago and started to plant trees
and lay out a lawn, his more practical
neighbors had much fun at his ex
pense. The property cost him $900, but
the next year the trees and lawn sold
for him the property for $5,000. Then
he went out on Fourth avenue a few
blocks, repeated the plan of setting
out some trees and making the place
attractive, with such success that the
place sold the next year for $12,000.
rmnrfii
M. LORING LAYS
DOWN PARK BURDENS
Something' of What a Business Man Has Done to Make
Minneapolis a City BeautifulHistory in Brief of
a Great Park System. 1
CHARLES M. LORING.
Famed as Father of Minneapolis' Maori Ificent Park System
Authority on Pa rk Management.
Civic beauty has been dear to the
heart of Charles M. Loung all his life,
and the entnusiasin and zeal with which
he has labored for the promotion ot
out-door art has carried his name all
over the west. Forty years ago he
started to beautify Minneapolis he has
been at it ever since and expects to
lend a helping hand for many years
to come.
It was a fortunate fate that tempted
him. from Chicago and prevailed upon
him to cast his lot with the struggling
villages growing around the falls of
St. Anthonv in 1860. All that he\has
done will never be known, for no one
but himself knows all, and he is the
List one to smg his own praises. At
the same tiruej it can be justly said,
-without belittling the valuable efforts
o a Bcore or more of public spirited
citizens, that to Mr. Loring belongs
the greater part of the credit for estab
lishing the famous park system of this
city. Thos*.^niosf .famijiar with his^
wH atfaeaitatmgiy. dfeelajfe that He has
accomplished as much- as all other
persons together.
and a Recognized
to say some of them, did not enter into
the first park movement with much en
thusiasm. Mr. Loring was in it body
and soul, and was greatly pleased when
the board of town supervisors decided
to acquire twenty acres of land on
Grant street, opposite the Central high
school, for park purposes. Their action
aroused so much opposition, however,
that the supervisors with ambitions for
political advancement feared to com
plete the deal, and it was dropped.
In 1865 an effort was made to secure
Nicollet island for a park, but altho
it could have been secured for $28,000
the authorities would not vote the
money. A few years later Messrs. Dor
illus Morrison, H. T. Welles, W. D.
Washburn and G. A. Brackett secured
control of forty acres of land bounded
by Franklin avenue, Nicollet avenue.
Twenty-fourth street and Third avenue
S and offered it to the city at what it
cost them. The offer was held open
for a long time and once lacked only one
vote of being accepted. The men
SWEET PHOTOGRAPHS1
CHRISTMAS
PHOTOGRAPS
TWELVE ARTISTIC PHOTOQBAPHS
TOR TWELVE GOOD FRIENDS.
A "Sweet" Photographartistic and
perfectly mountedwill make an ideal
Christmas Gift.
Artistic Photographs are more in favor this Christmas
than ever before, and when they come from the
Sweet Studios you may be sure they will be most
acceptable.
DON'T DELAY L0N8ER-
ARRANGE FOR A SITTING NOW
The Sweet Studios
615 NICOLLETSYNDICATE AECADE.
Introduction Sale of White China for Decorating
To introduce our stock to the public we offer the following specials for
Tuesday and Wednesday
Cream and sugar,
very, popular, pat-
tern, regular price
This first qual-
ity, six-inch
soup plate,
15c, this sale
15s, this sale
only
8c
this sale
20c
We have* the finest and most complete line of White China for deco-
rating purposes in the Twin Cities. We invite you to call and inspect it.
We alsS have a- few -very* Handsome decorated -gfeces that would .make
excellent Christmas Gifts.
I *j. CHINA AND ABT -SUPPLIES. -n. .S*jr\
Orders AAl O llf|| I |AM Instruction in
Executed. UULC ft ftILLIAIIIa China
China Fired. Art China studio 680% Nicollet Ave. Painting.
finally tired of the game and each took
fen adres. Fair Oaks, the home of for
mer Senator Washburn," ia now'part of
that tract, as is the Morrison hQme
near by.
Interest iri park matters languished
for ten years ox more, but all that
time Mr. Loring was planting trees,
encouraging his friends and neighbors
to ,do likewise, and sowing the seed in
such a way'that in years to come it
brought a rich fruition^
First Park Donated.
When Captain Edward Murphy gave
Minneapolis its first park, what is now
known as Murphy square at Eighth
street and Twenty-second avenue S, Mr.
Loring was instrumental-*jn having a
cijy forester appointed and" he helped
that official to planf the first trees.
Neither ox them, knew anything about
landscape gardening, but the trees grew
and throve and are now the park's
chief adornment.
When. W. V, Eastman presented to
the city the little triangle in
Square now occupied by
the citBridge hall
it was Mr. Loring who had, the duck
pond filled and. .with his own hands
sowed the grass seed which eventually
became a pretty little bit of green
sward.
When the ,City Improvement associa
tion was organized, Mr. Loring, as a
matter of course,, became its president.
t is worthy of ''note that Dr. W. W.
Folwell, who is now completing his
eighteenth year as park commissioner,
was the vicepresident of the associa
tion. This organization performed the
work of promotion in an effective man
ner and it was largely thru its efforts
that* the act of the legislature creating
the park board was passed. H. W. S.
Cleveland, an eminent landscape archi
tect and a great admirer of the scenic
beauties of Minneapolis, spent much
time in Minneapolis the late 70 's
and early 80 's and his wonderful talks
contributed largely toward forming pub
lic sentiment in favor of the establish
ment of a park 'syBtem. At the same
time the plan had great opposition and
was criticized as visionary, costly, use
less and unwise. Mr. Loring gives the
late William S. King the principal
credit for steering the bill thru the
house.
His Name First.
The name of C. M. Loring headed the
list of the commissioners named in the
act, the others being Dorillus Morrison,
John S. Pillsbury, Henry T. Welles, O.
C. Merriam, John C. Oswald, W. W.
Eastman, Gr. A. Brackett, Judson N.
Cross, Daniel Bassett, A. C. Austin and
A. C. Haugan.
Messrs. Welles and Merriam declined
to serve, and upon the organization of
the board were succeeded by E. M. Wil
son and S. H. Chute. It was foregone
that Mr. Loring should be selected as
the president and that position he held
continuously until 1891. Having the
machinery for raising funds and carry
ing on the work Mr. Loring threw him
self into it with unexampled vigor and
enthusiasm. He gave up all his pri
vate business and for the next eight
years devoted all his time toward lay
ing the foundation of what was to be
THE NEW PAVILION iti LORING PARK, ERECTED C. Nl. LORING.'
one of the finest park systems in. the
country.
Rebuffs, criticism, opposition he en
countered everywhere, even in the park
board, but the object he sought shone
always before him as an inspiration,
and altho he was often justified in re
tiring in disgust he was firmly con
vinced that he was on the right track
and that posterity, if not the present
generation, would recognize the wis
dom of his course.
Makes Small Beginning.
When the board was organized in
March, 1883, it took" over Murphy
square, Hawthorne park, now known as
Wilson park at 'Hawthorn avenue and
Twelfth street, and Franklin Steele
square, which had been presented to
the city the year before by three
daughters and one of the specific condi
tions was that Mr. Loring should have
charge of the park.
The trials of the young board in the
face of a strong hostile element, in
flated real estate values, and pitifully
small means, is a story of one of the
noblest struggles ever seen in any com
munity. If told in detail it would
make a volume. Some of the land in
the lake district was actually acquired
inch by inch. I took three full years\
to secure control of the shore line of
Lake Harriet, and almost that lpng to
acquire all the rights to the shore of
Lake of the Isles. What is now Lor
ing park was mostly an unsightly mo
rass with a filthy little pond in its
midst, yet twenty-three years ago, it
took a hard fight, one that was not
ended until a few years ago, before the
park board obtained what it wanted.
Elliot's Gardens Acquired.
The first experience oft the young
board was a most cheering one, how
ever. I had hardly organized when
Dr. T. S. Elliot transferred a portion of
Elliot's Gardens between Ninth and
Fourteenth streets, Ninth and Tenth
avenues S. to the board for park pur
poses. The board later acquired the
tract to the north extending to Eighth
street and established one of the most
attractive of the little parks.
Space will not permit anything like
a full recital of the works of'Mr. Lor
ing. With no training as a park man
his interest in outdoor art was so ard
ent and so abiding that he devoted all
his time to studying parks. He was
full of initiative and resourcefulness
and his ideas were so practical and use
ful as to win favor in all directions.
Wherever he led there was always
many to follow.
His influence was not limited to Min
neapolis by any means. Years and
years ago he went to Duluth, Winni
peg, Topeka, Kansas City and Omaha
and stimulated an active interest in
the opening of parks. Most of the
small cities of the country have- met
Mr. Loring and listened with rapt At
tention to a talk on park mattera illus
trated by lantern slides, of which- he
hasv accumulated several hundred.'
.Riverside, CaU has profited almost
b.y Mr.. Lbrinjr^s
endeavor.v
atumuch as
iwi
Minneapolis, that beautfful .south-1 ataW#o.,.,^ and"Vffeetir^ p"rep"aration!,,*viaa
em town, by practical'example, he en-
--address
eodraged tree-planting in the streets
on an extensive scale, and when he
leaves Minneapolis tomorrow he goes
e: anrage
xcttvop -uxiuiiecipujii T,
straight to Riverside
j^safe^8fci^-a^&^
& ^Q
Defective Page
THE MINNEAPOLIS ^QURflfAk.
work of laying oui a boulevard to the
top of & picturesqi^ hill 900 feet Mg&
Prize Not Earned.,
It would be pleasant to recount many
of his pljmB and suggestions of the
parly days. In the spring of 1876 We
offered a prize Of $100 for the best
showing made, by planting two rows of
trees along the front of an entire
block. Colonel John H. Stevens was
to be the judge. Many trees were set
out all over the city, but Colonel Ste
vens declined to award the prize, as
the main conditions Had nof been com
plied with. Nevertheless, the city was
greatly benefited by the addition of a
large number of trees which today are
of inestimable "value.
While Mr. Loring severs his official
connection with the board next month,
having declined a renomination on ac
count of his health, Minneapolis can
rest assured that the park system of
the city will always have the first place
in his heart and he wijl continue to
the end of his days as pne of the chief
advisers of the park board.
Latest Big Gift.
His latest gift to the city, the hand
some pavilion in Loring park, is the
natural expression of his affqetion for
this city. Would his means permit, he
would buy up the land around Lake
Amelia and Bice lake and the lower
reaches of Minnehaha creek and pre
sent it to the city to preserve this nat
ural park to the people of Minneapolis
for all time. He would buy Keegan's
lake and acre upon acre of the beau
tiful country about Glenwood park
but these plans must be left to others.
Gladly would he remain in the harness,
but seventy-fQur years of active life
carry their weight with them, and
Mr. Loring feels that 'he has earned a
surcease from "public duty.
Elbow Sleeve Coats Worn by Eskimos.
The elbow sleeve coats worn this win
ter remind one. of a garment worn by
the elite among one of the tribes of
Eskimos in the far north. Like their
sisters of this more temperate clime the
sleeves of their coats are cut short and
long gloves worn to protect the fore
arm. For those who are tired and
fagged out we suggest the daily use of
golden grain belt beer. I will aid your
digestion, steady your nerves and build
you up physically.
California
In less than three days via the Minne
apolis & St. Louis Railroad. This re
markably quick time can be made be
tween Minneapolis and Los Angeles
via the Los Angeles Limited, thru Salt
Lake and via the new San Pedro Route.
This is the best way to reach Califor
nia. Remarkably cheap rates to south
west points. For full particulars see
J. G. Rickel, C. & T. A., 424 Nicollet
avenue.
OLD, STAGE MANAGER DEAD.
Baltimore, Pec. 8.George A. Gardner, who
was sttige manager of the Holliday-street thea
ter in Its old stock company days, died here to
day, aged 68. Mr. Gardner was closely asso
ciated with John T. Ford, Edwin Forrest and
Edwin Booth.
&K
What Sulphur Does
For the Human Body in Health
and Disease.
COSTS NOTHING TO TRY.
The mention of sulphur will recall
to many of us the early days when our
mothers and grandmothers gave us our
daily dose of
sulphu.r
every spring and1
and molasses
fall
It was the universal spring and fall
"blood purifier," tonic and cure-all,
and, mind you, this old-fashioned rem
edy was not without merit.
The idea was good, but the remedy
was crude and unpalatable, and a large
quantity, had to be taken to get anv
effect.
Nowadays we get all the beneficial
effects of sulphur in a palatable, con
centrated form, so, that a single grain
is far more effective than a tablespoon
ful of the crude sulphur.
In recent years -research and experi
ment have proven that the best sul
phur for medicinal nse is that obtained
from Calcium /Calcium Sulphide) and
sold in drug stores, under the name of
Stuart's Calcium Wafers. They are
small chocolate coated pellets and con
tain the active medicinal principle of
sulphur in a highly concentrated, ef
fective form.
Few people are aware of the value of
this form of sulphur in restoring, and
maintaining bodily ^igor and health
sulphur acts directly on the liver and
excretory organs ,and purifies and en
riches the blood by the prompt elimina
tion of waste material.
Our grandmothers knew this when
they dosed us with, sulphur and mo
lasses every spring and fall, but the
crudity and impurity of ordinary flow
ers of sulphur were often worse than
the disease, and cannot compare with
the modern concentrated preparations
of sulphur, of which Stuart's Calcium
Wafers is undoubtedly the best and
most widely used.
They are the natural antidote for
liver and kidney troubles and Cute con
stipation and purify the blood in a
way that often surprises patient and
physician alike.
Dr.'R. M. Wilkihs, while experiment
ing with sulphur remedies, soon found
that the sulphur from Calcium was su
perior to any other form. He s&ys:
"For liver, kidney and blood troubles,
especially when resulting from consti
pation or malaria, I have been sur
prised at the results obtained from
Stuart's Calcium Wafers. In patients
suffering from boils and pimples and
even deep-seated carbuncles, I have
repeatedly Seen them dry up and dis
appear! in four or five days, leaving the
skin clear and smooth. Although Stu
art's Calcium Wafers is a proprietary
article and sold by druggists and for
that reason taboopd by many physi
cians/yet I know of nothing so safe
and reliable for constipation, liver and
kidney troubles^ and especially in all
forms of skin diseases as this remedy.
At any rate, people who are tired of
pills, cathartics and- so-called blood
"purifiers" will find in Stuart's Cal
cium Wafers fa safer, more pala-
.a --r
Sen your-name, and today
for a free trial package and see for
yourself. f|t-
F. A. SftZart Co.. 57 &ia*t Bld./
Marshall, Mich.
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READ
WHAT
YOU CAN
SAVE QN
F. J. HILL,
IF. W. Manager
Sunday, December 9, 1906.
?$w
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DiamondsandJtweiry
Are Gifts That Always Please.
We offer many suggestions at prices that will induce yon to
trade with us.
carat, pure white diamond, set in 14K gold mountings. .$ 16.00
carat pure white diamond, set in 14K gold mountings,
twenty-five designs to choose from $60.00
Solid gold, genuine pearl sunbursts, in two designs $5*00
Solid gold beads $7.00 "P
WATCHES
Ladies' solid gold 14K, O size, hand engraved hunting cases,
with Elgin or Waltham jeweled movement, twelve de
signs to choose from $1*7 5 0
Boys' 14K, 20-year, gold filled cases, best of movements...'.' $8*00
Girls' nickel watches Sl'^S
Boys' nickel watches V.'.V. .$1*00
SOLID STERLING SILVER
Solid silver toilet sets, French gray.,.,. $ 7 OO
Solid silver, 6-inch, hand mirror with handle $5!00
Solid silver, 5-inch, hand mirror, with handle $4*00
Solid silver, 7-inch, clothes brushes, French gray. $2*50
Solid silver, 5-inch, velvet hat brushes, French gray ..$1*00
Solid silver bag tags 25P
Solid silver belt pins, 500 designs, French gray and frosted!!.'. 5n
Solid silver suspenders, 47 designs $ 1 S O
Solid silver fobs, 215 designs, in French gray, bright'and
frosted m%
Solid silver top salve jars, 7 designs in genuine cut glass.*.... 50
Solid gold bracelets, in all the latest designs gf QQ
Opera glasses in white and all colors of oriental pearl, gold
mounted with case $ 5
Gold headesd umbrellas for ladies and gents, 32 styles of
hand^e
HAND BAGS
Full leather seal bags, large sizes $ 5 OO
CUT GLASS
Our CUT GI*ASS department is a treat to look at even if you do not
intend to buy. We invite your inspection.
The above prices are only a few of the bargains we offer. Put us
on your shopping list and see our well selected stock before buying
elsewhere.
PAEGE JEWELRY MFG. CO.,
22 Tnird St. South
date. Our guaranteea new tool for one that 'breaks from
a flaw or defectproves that this is a good place to buy
good tools.
Our Entire Stock
on
Which includes EVERY CONCEIVABLE TOOL MADE
CAEPENTER TOOLSCABINET MAKERS' TOOLS
MACHINISTS' TOOLSPLASTERERS' TOOLSLINE
MEN'S TOOLSSTONE and .BRICK MASONS' TOOLS
also the most complete and UP-TO-DATE STOCK OF
BUILDERS' HARDWARE IN THE CITYand HOUSE
HOLD TOOLSSIDEWALK SCRAPERSSNOW SHOV-
ELSBROOMSalso BATH ROOM FIXTURES and
POCKET CUTLERY and RAZORS.
We exceptGillette Safety RazorsO-RIB-0 cans, Torches
and Hustler Ash Sifters from out of thousands of articles
we have contracted not to cut their established price.
WARNER HARDWARE CO.
A Good Place to Buy Good Tools.
11 SOUTH FOURTH STREET
to graduation, thus contributing materially to the production of the rich
smooth, singing tone peculiar to all
Kimball Pianos
PBOFIT.. ONE
ONE PBOFIT
W.W.KIMBALL CO.
QW
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$5.0000*
oft%fe
We give Commercial Cumulative Trading Checks. a
'Wf REMOVA
SALE
TomorrowMonday -morning absolutely
our entire stock goes on Cut Price Sale
only four lines reservedevery article is
marked with our regular price and you
can see just how great the saving js
never before has there been a sale of so
great importance in our linethe reputa
tion of 31 years is back of this sale
everything is open and above board and
you make a bona fide saving on every pur
chaseevery article is perfect and up-to-
Cut Price Sale
STRINGING
While the stringing of a piano may
appear to those not familiar with
such things to be a perfectly simple
process, to be entrusted to anyone,,
and of but little importance, such is
not the case.
In stringing KIMBALL PIANOS
only the best grade of steel wire is
used, particular attention being paid
ON E PRICE.
A SHERATON
CHAIR 'm
Our stock contains many exact repro
ductions of the best early examples of
Furniture. Very desirable for one wish
ing a useful gift of the highest merit.
Suggestions for Holiday
Gifts on Every Side
Desks Piano Benches ,j
Sewing Tables Bookcases
Chairs Music Cabinets
Tea Trays Pedestals
Tea Tables Tabourettes
Pottery Mirrors
Bronze Jardinieres
We wish to caU particular attention to
our stock of genuine mahogany sewing
tables, quaint, handsome designs, mak
ing an ideal practical gift at
110.00, $13.50, $16.00, $18.00. $23.50,
$2S.OO, $27.50, $30.00, $35.00
We will be pleased to Bhow you our
Furniture and Novelties. The most
complete line of high class goods la the
Northwest. Moore & Scriver
711-713 Hloollft Avenus
Big Sample Sale
and
Christmas Opening
Monday
1
Continuing till December 24
Fine goods at wholesale price.
NEW. OUR BR/^SS ETCHED NIOTT^2
PLATES, magnificently mounted to'
rosewood regular $3 and $5 piece!*,
only 2ST
NEW IMPORTED DUTCH PIC-
TURES Exquisite glimpses
Dutch scenery framed In 2-inch nat
ural wood cheap at 75e 4fieC
RICH MOTTOS (unmounted)Catch-T
lest things you ever saw you'Ur
want some sure 10#i
SEPIA PRINTSIn sheet mounted
and framed, a hig assortment, pop.-,
ularly priced to sell from 25o UP'
NEW JAP PICTURESNever showhT
this city before great originality
expressed in framing, from...$i UD
CUPS AND SAUCERSOriental im
portations, very choice, only a lim
ited number90c, $125, $1.45-
and *200.
OLD BLUE PLATES(Imported), we,
have just three of them, worth up
to $7 our price will he S2.7S'
NISHIURIA VASES(Only 6 pieced
all different) you can't find thejc'
equal for twice the money$125
to $8-00-
NURSERY PASSAPARTOUT W
have a hundred or more to sell av
the price of ISn
NE
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AN
slowM -J A
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POSTALSThe 10c kind, for....K
GOLD PLATED PHOTO FRAMES
Regularly 75c and $1.00 only..50o
Other styles, 60c, 75c to $5.00.
MIRRORS(Gold plate), Frenchglass,
regularly $1.25 our price 80c
Other styles from $ 1 to $ft
Paper Knives, Book Racks, CandleC
Sticks, Letter Racks. Smoking Sets?
Ash Trays, Desk Clips, Bill Sticks?
Hand Decorated China, Eta
CALENDAR PADS for 19073 to 15.
WE GIVE FREE with every purchase
of $3.00 a Handsome Gold Plated"
Photo Frame.
With every purchase of $5.00 a hand
some mirror or $1.00 in trade.
We are closing out a line of choice
Gold Leaf Frames in square, oblong
and oval shapes at very close pricea.
Bushnell-Dietz Go.
41-43 Sixth St. South. Metropolitan^
Music Co. Bldg. Fifth Floor.
MAIL ORDERS carefully filled cash
must accompany order.
DON'T FAIL TO SEE OUR DISPLAY
,O||0'00'*00 0**Of 00a4
Christmas W
I Suggestions:
112
$4
Combining beauty and utility iii5
the highest degree will appear'"'w
frequently from now on. over the 2
signature
KnitwearShoplii*fo
Our offerings include articles &
for every member of the family i
and every social' connection, at a
Alfe
range of prices that cannot fail
to come within your holiday ap- 2
propriation. ,o
As we have said, timely sng-^5
gestions will follow, but the bet-3
ter way is to begin your round of ff
shopping at our unique and 4^21^1
attractive showrooms.

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