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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. jVt qocKp READ WHAT YOU CAN SAVE QN F. J. HILL, IF. W. Manager Sunday, December 9, 1906. ?$w v* 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 W $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 W YEAR! 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