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VOL. 15 NO. 28
THE NARROW ROADWAY
Advantages of Such Road
ways in Economy
An article by E. J. Phelps in the
Minneapolis Journal takes np interest
ingly the matter of having narrow
roadways in residence streets. Follow
ing are some of the salient points:
Theie are few questions effecting a
city of greater importance7 than that
of paving. No matter bow ^large the
city may be, it still remains in a
village state until dirt roads are suc
ce9ded by paved streets. In a recent
visit to the city of Grand Rapids,
Mich, the writer was struck by the
cleanliness of the streets and at first
looked forthe cause in some improved
methods of cleaning. A large portion
of the streets of the city were tra
versed and the reason for the cleanli
ness was apparent when it was dis
covered that the residence portion of
t&e city was very generally paved.
Recognizing that the first cost of pav
ing is large and consequently deters
many residents from desiring the
same, an investigation was commenced
regarding the narrowest roadway up
on residence streets that would accom
modate thetraffic and at the same time
present an attractive appearance. It
seems to require no argument to prove
that the width of any roadway should
be adapted to its traffic demands. For
instance Nicollet avenue is fifty feet
between curb?. The carriages standing
along each side of the pavement oc
cupy considerable space so that the
amount left for actual use is only
about thirty feet. On account of the
large traffic it would, 'no doubt, be de
sirable to have the pavement several
feet wider than it is at present. On
the contrary, unimportant residence
streets need but comparatively narrow
roadways. From an examination of
streets in various cities and informa
tion obtained from engineers, it
seems that unimportant cross streets
ought not to be paved wider than
twenty-four feet between curbs.
The advantages of narrowpaving are
First—Lessened original cost.
Second—Maintenance. A sprinkling
cart can cover ft twenty-four foot
pavement with one passage over it,
whereas, if the pavement is thirty
feet or wider, it is necessary to go
over the same block twice, thus doub
ling the cost of street sprinkling. If
the street is sept clean by sweeping,
twenty-four feet will present one-fifth
less surface than a pavement of thir
ty feet, which heretofore has been
considered by our people as a the
Tnird—Mealthfulness. There can be
no question tnat greensward, without
its accompaniment of dust, is more
healchful for a community than apave
Fourth—The street with narrower
roadways can be lighted better, as
tbe street lamps will be placed at the
outer side of the boulevard away
from the trees.
Fifth—The wider boulevards affords
more soil, more air and more water
to the roots of the tree in the boule
vard, thus increasing their growth
Sixth —The water mains, gas mains
and wire conduits are in the boule
vard rather than under the paving
consequently, the paving once down,
need never again be disturbed.
Seventh—The narrow paving pre
sents less surface for the accumula
tion of dirt and dust which, blown
about, injures olothing. furniture
and carpets, to say nothing of tbe
deleterious effects upon the exterior
The only objections ever heard are:
First—That the twenty-four foot
roadway will not accommodate its
traffic. The idea is entirely wrong.
*Tbe distance between the curb and
the street'car rail of Hennepin avenue
is approximately twenty-four feet.
Any one watching the traffic on the
street and seeing the great number of
team passing between tbe curb and
rail will be convinced that the place
is ample to accommodate the traffic
upon the ordinary residence street.
The second objection is that teams
cannot turn around upon twenty-four
foot streets. This also is an error, as
any vehicle in tbe city mounted upon
platform springs, or an ordinary ex
press wagon.can easily be turned on a
twenty-four foot roadway" Therre
may be a difficulty to turn in this
width, but what harm is it go one
hundred or two hundred feet further
at tee street intersection?
If one has not studied this subject
and observed the use and effect of
narrower roadways in other cities
than he is accustomed to in this, he
jumps to the conclusion that twenty
four feet is too narrow. Many people
confoundgthe width of paving with the
width of the street. The width of a
street in appearance is determined by
the sidewalk and tree line and not by
the curb line. The writer was not in
favor of narrow streets but he is an
advocate of no more paving than is
necessary to accomodate travel. Who
can question the statement that nar
row paving and wider boulevards will
improve the beauty of the city and
render the portion thus improved more
attractive and valuable?
SUCCtEDS MR. MEYERS
GEO. DU BAY OF MINNEAPOLIS
NEW MANAGER TELEPHONE
George Du Bay, of Minneapolis,
has been appointed manager of the Lit
tle Falls telephone exchange, to suc
ceed F. E. Meyers, transferred to St.
Cloud. Mr. Du Bay has been em
ployed by the Northwestern Telephone
Exchange company for abont seven
years. He come9 with high recommen
dations as to person&ftty and qualifica
tions. Mr Da Bay is a single man.
THE KELLY NURSERY
The Kelly Nursery, owned and
managed Cornelius Kelly, is located
one mile east of the city, on the
Pierz road. Mr. Kelly has owned the
place only a few months, but hab
already made great improvements.
Among the varieties of trees grow
ing and for sale are the Dutchess,
Wealthy, Longfield. Hibernal, and
others, all leading varieties of crab
apple trees, plums, cherries, hy
drangeas, snowballs, roses of all varie
leis, berry plants, currants, goose
berries, and a long list of shade trees.
The stock is all grafted or budded and
guaranteed to be true to name.
Mr. Kelly recently bought 25 acres
more a mile east of the city, and will
put up a iarge packing house where
trees and plants can be taken under
cover to be packed for shipment
Work is progressing on the water
supply, which will soon be completed,
and Mr. Kelly will have as good and
convenient a place to care for nur
sery stock as any of the older nurseries
in the state.
Mr. Kelley has been in the nurserv
business in Michigan "and thie state
fof the last twenty years, and guaran
tees that hie stock is all properly
J. F.McNally is employed at Jake
Burton's clothing store.
J. A. Kennedy will stare a store on
the boundary where he is located.
Wilson Vaneps, of Brainerd, has
moved to Pine River, where he has
bought the livery stable business of J.
Joseph Nieman of tbe West side left
Munday for Duluth. He will be em
ployed by the Marshall-Wells whole
Miss Angie Gadola, formerly of
this city, and John McCormick, were
married at Ogilvee, Minn., Tuesday
The frame work of B. Burton's new
residence on south First street is
completed. The structure will be a
very handsome one.
Wadena Tribune: A. B. Larson ar
rived recently from Little Falls and
he has moved on one of A. Murray's
farms 8 miles north of Bluffton.
F. E. Cawley and family returned
Monday night from a visit to friends
and relatives in New York state. The
Minnesota flour mill, which was shut
down for repairs during Mr. Cawley's
absence, commenced grinding Wednes
O. Berglund of south Caldram was
in the city Tuesday. Mr. Berglund has
160 acres of indemnity lind i&7-126-31,
which hehas bought fromthe Northern
Pacific. He paid $5.50 per acre, which
he says is a fair price. His original
idea had been to homestead the land.
St Cloud Times: The eelebration of
the feast of St. Clodoald, the patron's
feast of the diooese of St. Cloud,
whioh ordinarily falls on September 7,
and is celebrated on that date, will be
held September 13 this year instead.
Bishop Trobec will be at that time
says a pontifical high mass in the
A. J. Hunt, who started the Swan
ville News, which since December has
been in charge of his brother Earl,
was in the city Monday on "his way,
to Swanville from southern Min
nesota to again take charge of the
News. Earl Hun? will go into the
hardware business with his father in
the southern part of the state.
LITTLE FALLS. MORRISON COUNTY, MINNESOTA.
NEW BUCKMAN CHURCH
St. Michael's Church will
be Dedicated on
Through the energetic efforts of
Father Wm. Lange and his faithful
parishioners there has been"erected,in
the village of Buckman one of the
finest church buildings in Minnesota.
Thebuilding is of red pressed Meno
minee brick, with trimmings of Pierz
gray granite. It was designed by
Architect Haas of St. Cloud. It is 155
feet long, and 65 feet wide, and will
seat 1000 people. The tower is 153
feet high and is surmounted by across
9 feet high. From the tower the vill
age of Rices, 17 miles away, has been
seen with afield glass, and on a clear
day it is thought the tower of the
court hoaee in Little Falls 19 miles
from Buckman, can be seen.
The building is a noble one in ap
pearance. Through the courtesy of
the Royalton Banner we show a line
drawing of the new church, made
from a photograph taken by John
Scbmolke, president of the village of
The drawing does not, however,
show the crosses on the building.
The cost of the structure will be
over $40,000. It wiil be some time yet
beore the interior is all finished, but
the dedication wi 11 take place Sept.
29th, when BishopTrobec will be pres
Fatter Wm. Lange, pastor of the
Catholic church at Bnckman for tne
past two years, is. known wherever be
has been as an earnest and laborious
worker for his church aud people. His
parishioners have loyally seconded his
efforts, and take great pride in the
beautiful temple which adorns thevill
age There are about one hundred
and fifty famiiles in the parish, but
by their united efforts, and the assist
ance of Father Lange, they have their
new church about free from debt.
This is an evidence of the unity and
harmony and geod will of the people
of Buckman parish.
JOHN GORST HURT.
Port Orchard (Wash). Independent
John Gorst Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Gorst, of the head of the bay,
who has been in Alaska for four years,
is on his way home. Mr. Gorst had
just started on. his homeward journey
and was going down the Yukon River
from Eagle City in a small boat. He
noticed something in the water and
reached for his gnn. The gun was
pointed toward him and as he picked
it« up it was accidentally discharged,
the bullet passing through the left
arm below the elbow. It was four
days before a doctor was reached, but
when last heard of he was getting
along as well as was expected.
FREE DELIVERY FOR LITTLE
Washington. Aug. 31—Mr. Buckman
today recommended the establish
ment of city free city delivery in
Little Falls. The postal receipts ot
that town are in excess of 110,000,
which amount is requisite for the
service, which will be established
about Jan. 1. Mr. Bnckman will re
BURTON WILL BUILD AT BE
Bemidi Pioneer: Plans are now be
ing drawn up for a store building to
be erected by Barney Burton on his
Third street lots, which are located
on the north side of the street near the
corner of Bern id ji avenue. The struc
ture will be. of brick and stone and
of one story height. It will be 80
feet long by 30 feet wide ana will
be completed this year.
NEW GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AT BlCKMAX.
Ed. Erickson of Lincoln was in the
city Wednesday on his way to the
state fair. He is the owner of the
steamer on Fish Trap lake. Mr.
Erickson says that next spring the
thoroughfare between Fish Trap and
Lake Alexander will be cleared so that
the steamer can easilv pass. He esti
mates the coast line of the two lakes
at between fifty aad sixty miles.
As owner of the first steamer on the
lake. Mr. Erickson's friends believe
he is entitled to the designation of
Herman Enterprise The A L. Kon
chal family bade adieu to their many
friends in Herman and went ro Morris'
yesterday. After spending a few days
with relatives at Little Falls, where
as previously stated, Mr. Koncbal and
wife have resided in this village since
their marriage about twenty years ago
and have always taken a prominent
part in social and public affairs, and
will accordingly be missed by a large
circle of friends. That their life in
Little Falls may be prosperous and
happy is the sincere wish of all.
Born—To Mr. aiid Mr. C. Benson,
Aug. 29tb, a son.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Tan
ner, Aug. 3Cth, a son.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hy
son Aug. 29th, a daughter.
Born—To Mr. and. Mrs. C. St.
Marie, Aug 24, twin sons.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Rudy
Paquin, Aug. 29th, a daughter.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs Gilbert
Johnson of the West side, Aug. 29th,
Orangevale (Cal.) Item: C. D.
Boom is building a packing house.
T. W. Palmer left Tuesday for
Brainerd and other points. He will
represent several shoe houses on the
Frank Drosky, of McCormick &
Drosky, Eagle Bend, was in the city a
few days. He reports his firm as pros
Next Monday, LaborDay, is a legal
holiday and if the council meets Mon
day night it will be to adjourn to
C. Johnson of south Culdrum
was in the city Tuesday. He says
a little steadier weather would be
appreciated in his section.
D. D. Sheldon, father of C. Shel
don, has bought the residence of J.
C. Fetherspil, situated on Third
street, north of Dr. Fortier's.
Wm. Smith, the liveryman, is
away on a visit to the state fair and
his old home at Nashua, la. He is ex
pected back Monday with Mrs. Smith
who has been visiting in Iowa.
A social dance will be given by
the Scandinavian Lodge at Maurin's
all, Friday evening, Sept. 11th. Re
freshments will be served, and an ad
mission fee of 25 cents each will be
charged. The public is invited.
NEW MOTHER SUPERIOR
Sister Mary Elizabeth is
Chosen Head of St.
The Franoiscan sisters at St Gab
riel's convent here on Aug.22d elected
Sister Mary Elizabeth as Mother Su
perior to succeed Sister Mary Fran
cis. The term is for three years.
The new Mother Superior is a sister of
Sister Mary Rose, now at Brecken
ridge, and formerly Mother Superior
here. The position is one requiring
much executive ability. The convent,
the hospital and the orphanage are
under control of the Mother Superior,
assisted by a council of three sisters
Sister Mary Eiiazbeth has been a re
sident in thie countv many years,
haying come to Belle Prairie from
Canada twenty-four years ago.
A GOOD SHOW.
The Great Raymond company,
whioh has been entertaining large
audiences at"the opera house for the
past six nights, has given unusual
satisfaction. Maurice Raymond, the
magician, is a worthy successor to
Kellar. All his tricks and illusions
were new and performed with a dash
and go that was most pleasing. His
stage presence is perfect. He is a fin
ished artist in every particular.
Miss Luella Cross possesses a voice
of rare sweetness and does some clever
impersonations of Anna Held, Jose
phine Hall, Sis Hopkins and a typi
cal bowery giri. Her dancing was neat
and clever The illustrated songs were
new and well above the average.
The picture machine used was very
fine. The various other specialties
introduced were all good No com
pany that has appeared .here in a long
time has given such universal satisfac
jPATHOLIC SERVICES AT BIRCH
Bistop Trobec, Father Richter, Rev.
EL.Gans. of Staples, and Hon. Jos.
8waker, of Melrose, were at Birch
^ftjke last week inspecting the pro
pects of having a priest stationed
there. The Rt. Rev. Bishop was well
pleased with the new community,
and perfected arrangements to station
Rev. Gans there in about twoweeks.
He will also visit the Catholic com
munity at Swanville twice a month
from Birch Lake. Rev. Gans will
temporarily occupy the spacious room
over M. Batalla's store until a parish
House can be built. It was also deci
ded by the community to build an ad
dition to the old church in the near
Washington, Sept. 2. —Samuel Ham
merbeck and Jesse S. Peterson have
een appointed regular carriers on
rural mail routes at Little Falls,and
John Flygare and Peter Olson substi
The family of W. T. Lambert left
for Seattle Wednesday to join Mr.
Lambert. They have lived at Royal
ton for many years. Mr. Lambert was
at one time county treasurer.
At the sale of high grade Hereford
cattle at the state fair Tuesday J. N.
Carnes of Royalton bought the cow
Lucile Hayes, 126228, for $115 the
cow Eleanor 97211, for $120 the bull
Patriarch 147786 ,for |95.
Frank Boehm was in from Agram
Wednesday. He said anyone with
abont three hundred bushels of sun
shine to sell could find buyers in
Agram. Their corn needs some hot
weather to come out right. Wheat
is not turning out as well as last year.
The fame of the New England play
Quincy Adam Sawyer", has spread
all over the country and everywhere
theatre going people are on the
quivive to see it. It is booked to play
an engagement here at the Opera
house, Nov. 12, and a crowded house
will doubtless show Its approval of
the wholesome story of New England
St. Cloud Times: M. Saunders, one
of the Northern Paoific land attor
neys, spent yesterday in the city
interviewing the attorneys for the set
tlers who have filed on indemnity
lands. The company is very anxious
to close the matters up and would be
greatly pleased if the pending cases
were not appealed. The amount in
volved is a great deal to the settlers as
well as a homestead contingent fee to
the attorneys. The cases are to be
appealed to the secretary of the inter
ior and in the event of the decision of
the honored commissioner being sus
tained the matter will be carried into
FRIDAY. SEPr. 4. 1903.
CHILD BADLY HUR1
SHELL EXPLOSION LACERATES
Frank, the five-year-old son of Wil
liam .Dangren of Freedhem, while
playing with a loaded shell Wednesday
afternoon, in some way caused it to be
exploded. The little fellow was terri
bly lacerated. There are two deep
wounds in the inside of the thighs
where pieces oE flesh as large as the
hand were torn off, showing the large
arteries, which were exposed. The
child also suffered other very danger
ous injuries He was brought to St.
Gabriel's, and Dr. Fortier dressed the
wounds. Little Frank is said to be
the bravest and most reasonable boy,
for his age, ever on the surgical table
at the hospital. Barring lockjaw or
complications at .present unforeseen,
he wi 11 recover.
NO PARADE LABOR DAY.
At a citizen's meeting at tbe city
hall Monday evening, it was decided
to co-operate with the labor unions in
properly observing Labor day next
Monday. It was the sense of the
meeting that all mills, factories and
business places should shut down in
the afternoon. The following commit
tee was appointed to act wth the com
mittee from the unions:
C. H. Brown, chairman Wm. Ray
mond^. H. Joes ting, M. Denis, E. G.
Anderson, and C. E. Vasaly.
The committee's efforts did not meet
with success, so far as inducing a shut
down was concerned, and it was de
cided Wednedday night to confine the
celebration of Labor day to a dance to
be given next Monday evening at the
opera house under the auspices of all
the unions. Tickets will be 75 cents.
Everybody invited to come out and
have a good time.
MRS. E. R. TUTTLE SUICIDES.
Coroner N. W. Chance was called to
Motley yesterday to investigate the
suicide of Mrs. E.R. Tuttle, aged 84
years. The Tuttles are well known
residents of that town. No particu
lars were given.
The pulp mill started grinding
'ttiBff Edith Enke has gone to St
Cloud to attend the Normal.
The L. O. T. M. will give a dance
at Maurin hall Sept. 10th.
Mahara's Minstrels will appear at
the opera bouse Sept. 14th.
Congressman Buckman returned
frcm Washington yesterday.
Mrs. K. Keede and eon, Joe, are
visiting relatives in Minneapolis.
Harmon Brown has moved into the
I. Nelson house, east of the opera
F. F. Turner visited his daughter,
Mies Eva, at Brainerd. She will
teach at Pine River.
L. Cairns, center of the local High
school foot ball team, will attend
school at St. Cloud this fall, and will
play center with the St. Cloud team
Decker Bros, will open their store
in the Morin building, First street,
tomorrow. They will carry a full line
of high grade furnishings and cloth
ing, and have a department of fine
Dr. J.E. Dufort of Buckman was op
erated on at the hospital Saturday
morning for appendicitis, by Dr.
Fortier, assisted by Dr. Trace. Dr.
Segain administered the chloroform.
The appendix, filled with pus, rap
tured during the operation, showing
that it was high time for interference.
There was a large effusion aronnd
the intestine aiid the bowel was much
inflamed. Adhesions were numerous
and solid, as they generally are jn
dangerous and recurrent oases, nr.
Dufort was ill with the disease four
years ago in Canada. He is doihg
nicely and considers himself very for
Tooth ®r* GUto011, dentist*
I uuin will be in Royalton
Sept. 8, 9 and 10. Office at
Norwegian services in the Norwe
gian Lutheran church Sunday evening
at 7 :45
C. M. Hallanger
WANTED—Boy to do chcras and
attend school. G. M. A. Fortier.
TO LOAN—Money to loan on city
Don M. Cameron.