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ENJOYMENT IN EARNEST.
■Pilgrim Tells How He aud His Friends Get the Most Out of Life. .HIS DESCRIPTIVE ELOQUENCE The Irresistible Charm of Magnolia Valley and the Attractions Ii Pre sents to Home Seekers. Special Correspondence of the Globe. San Haiwki.. Feb. 10.— 1 was telling -4'ou in my last how we had gotten com- tabU settled in our own cottage in Volenuui Park, ami were now preparing ■"to enjoy California lite in earnest. I wish 1 could picture to you something of the sublimity of the view that "greets our eyes every morning .through our opened windows as Aye awake. The deep blue sky. Which surely Italy cannot surpass, lit retching over a flower-studded Land scape of valley and mountain, verdure "covered and soothing. The pretty cot tages in the valley below, which can be but halt soon from the midst of their surrounding shrubbery. And all the while a balmy breeze wafting its wel come presence through the house and making us uncertain whether it is not June instead of February. And thus, drinking in the health-giv ing draughts of the wholesome atmosphere we prepare for a breakfast, the materials for which, gathered from the neighborhood, leave nothing to be desired. The hotel was comfortable enough, but as we joy the real com forts of homo, we bless the old-timer win-so advice induced- us to build the cottage. After breakfast, we proceed, as they say in the play, to thorough!) enjoy ourselves" Nu merous doinls * of interest have been visited already, but we have by no means exhausted the resources of the charming neighborhood. Our objective <?/M/ IMPORTANT DRYJOODS CHANGE !!! ' W>*% /4-WvyTO oxj_=i FPiiEnsriDs _A__sriD _p_^_.rr_=io_srs: ' . >_N_^_t \ •f v* __^*_^_y .-r We nave realized for the past two years that our Dry Goods Department has had no hold upon our trade and has been a detriment to our other live departments, but we have been re_^^^_jsf\^ ,< <fe^ Q_ J? -> _^>^_> _r strained by contracts until the present time. Now we are happy to announce that our present unattractive and high-priced Dry Goods Department goes out on March Ist, and that the entire \<Qo_X *3sr *•*> •^c' _-*^%_*-s_v __r end will De closed ait9r tnat date ' £ iv - n = us an opportunity to Remodel and Renovate the entire Fifth street end of the building. ji> «y on _a._p_r,i_i_ i f+Z^i?* we will open with an entire new stock of the latest and most fashionable goods which we will sell at prices that will astonish the buyers of St. Paul. This department will be run and managed hereafter on %>^_s^* _X<PVW_/^ strictly Eastern Department principles — LOW PRICES, QUICK SALES, SMALL PROFITS — a large force of efficient and polite clerks, managed by experienced heads, will give our customers the service they have been >^//V /jOy/ accustomed to in our other departments. Watch the GLOBE for Announcement of Opening, ; >^# 'To Be Continued One Week MoreP THE GREAT SALE AT 25 PER CENT OFF! NOTICE.— On account of the unprecedented amount of mail orders received last week, which we were obliged to refuse and were unable to attend to, we have decided to continue this sacrifice sale, for the benefit of our Out-of-town Customers, for one week longer, giving them an opportunity which our city patrons have availed themselves of so freely. We will fill all mail orders this week up to Thursday, March 1. We wish it distinctly understood that this will positively be the last week of this sale. Sj ■ ■■■ .4__f__ffe_ •-___ aw _*«_______. h b m jsr ___-_ m _*-*■________. ___ m b s 1 f 1 m _s_k M____g_______ __■_____■ n n S3 _-t¥^_. B_i __n b__________ _■_■_.■ _^^_k __P__ DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS ? It Means that 25 per cent off our regular prices Is 50 per cent less than same goods can be purchased of any other store in this city. It Means we offer all goods in our Main Departments for One "Week _Cv_Coi*e At Actual Cost and LESS. Many of our Foreign Goods we import direct and our selling prices are about what other dealers have to pay. As we reserve no goods at this safe, we will not sell In large quantities to any one purchaser. SILVERWARE DEFT. CROCKERY DEFT. PLUSH DEFT. CHINA DEFT. LEATHER GOODS DEFT. — — — ~ — — — — — GLASSWARE DEFT. DOLL DEFT. -*-__l___ & r^%-T!S^'TLIT» A m LAMP DEPARTMENT. BOOK DEPARTMENT. fiD U X 1 ____? -*-*-£"_-_-_ J- TRUNK DEPARTMENT. ,-;.'- -.-*-... "I " * - ' • ■ *yi '■'*■- jAxr "'"'"■"k 'l ij_j|§^ jfejf^^ fe;*_is£ dtf _i__r *Sl^_ m \tßr ' SmtW Jg ______■ drug deft. FOR ONE WEEK LONGER! cabinet & table Dep't CANDY DEPARTMENT. rUM UINC, vv_z.nr>. l__-UrSUtin . TOY DEp ,^ CUTLERY DEP T. This is the Greatest Reduction Sale ever given in our lines, in St. Paul. All our goods are marked in plain figures and our uAMIi _LJ_____t 1 • PARRTA-PF DEP'T regular patrons are familiar with the usual prices. They will at once appreciate and take advantage of this great sacrifice. Q^GE AND WIRE DEP'T» FANCY GOODS DEFT. STRANGERS Can Do So By Examining and Comparing! BRACKET * PICTURE Pep! Only Departments Not deluded in this Sale are: - - DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT, HOUSE FURNISHING DEPARTMENT, MILLINERY DEPARTMENT. Our Art Rooms, containing the Finest Lines of Bric-a-Brac, Brass and Bronze Goods, are included in this Safe. i */ -'- •' • :' ■ : ■ 'I* .-v. j ...... | ■- .... — ■■■ ■ i !——■-_.--. ■ m .I—- i , ■ ... | — m -■■ ■ ■■- -■■■■•*••■ ■ ■» ii ■■ ■■ i— -_■-,— v ■-"- Closing Out Our Cloak&r Shawl Department. V MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. / %vHalf Price. FIFTY PER CENT OFF ! Half Price.^ >_VZ? JV The entire stock of our Cloak and Shawl Department must be sold before Thursday Evening. With this end in view, we have decided to sell everything in this depart-_>_^v V*-^ -*-> ' *(/ >V 7/2S>. ment, at just ONE-HALF the price we have been selling at. Remember that this means that One Dollar will buy Two Dollars' worth of goods that would be cheap XOS/ V* 4? A vt//\ at Two Dollars as sold by other dealers. This stock would be a Bargain for any Dealer, at this discount, and in order to give our customers the advantage, * <^ JfoS&jry^^ we reserve the privilege of refusing to sell more than $50 worth to any one purchaser. _*^C_v_^^s^ & HALF PRICE ! J®S%*/jfy •^ \VWV MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. / SW^ fy point is several miles distant, so Charlie and Marie elect to go on horseback. Perhaps out of consideration for Mrs. i Pilgrim and myself, who are jocularly supposed to be enjoying our honey moon yet. even though ten years of married life have been passed in each other's company. Or perhaps because on horseback they have facilities for se clusion along the shady roads, which are best appreciated by young people, and which could not be enjoyed if they shared the vehicle in which we more sedate people prefer to ride. Together we ride along the beauteous ave nue, of which we never tire, catching occasional glimpses as the vista opens of the villages below, until thedimits of the park arc reached. I would like to make you feel something of the charm which this park, and indeed the entire valley, has cast upon us. In travels which have extended pretty nearly all over the world, I don't remember to have seen anything which excels it in beauty. And yet it owes as much to man as to nature. Perhaps you may have noticed some months ago that the New York Sun claimed to have fund in a representative Democratic of the Pacific coast the man who could without fail lead the Democratic hosts to victory as a candidate for the presi dency. This man was William T. Cole man, one of the wealthiest men on the coast, who as a '49er cast in his fortunes with the slope ami has prospered ac cordingly, llis attention was directed to San Rafael and to the valley which bears the euphonious name of Mag nolia. Many years ago he became convinced tuat this valley was one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth for a home, and, Requiring large inter ests here, he has spent many years of careful thought and work, and availed himself of all the resources that money, skill and good taste could afford to de velop and heighten the natural advan tages of the valley. Many 101 lme they can easily remem ber when this beautiful spot" was far from what it is now. Seventeen years ! ago, they say, it was almost impos sible to realize that this place i was to become the perfect re- J THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, SIXTEEN PAGES. allzatlon of all that is beautiful. I It is true that the marvelous perfections of climate to be found here long ago be came a proverb, but cut oil' by seem ingly almost impassable natural bar riers, the few who penetrated here were unable to see the future, and if they stayed it was to allow themselves to sink into a lethargy in a feeble hamlet, half Mexican still, utterly indifferent to the possibilities that have since become accomplished facts. But a genius and energy that has left its sign manual upon world-wide enterprises, saw in Magnolia Valley a vision of the future. One of the most skillful of en gineers was entrusted with the task of a careful and thorough topo graphical survey; and the same knowl edge and ability that has made ("olden Gate Park, San Francisco, one of the celebrities of our broad land, has devel oped the natural resources of this lovely valley. Neither the more appelant topography of the ground, nor the car dinal points of the compass were allowed tortile this work; but the true lay of the laud, without reference to the mere direction of the avenues, was the guiding feature; and the happy consequences are that there is a vast variety of curved and straight lines, with no uniform monotony, while the tedious labor and heavy expense of deep cutting, and filling and costly wall ing, to attain desirable tirades and drain age, are avoided. The lots occupy the most desirable situations, upon slightly elevated sites, aud broad avenues of a hundred feet in width, wind about the gentle slopes, from which one can look 1 up at, instead of down upon the resi dences, and the natural beauty is pre served, nature herself, in such cases, being the best engineer. Many of these places have already been snapped up most eagerly by the clear-headed busi ness men of San Francisco, because the proximity to San Francisco, the advant age of speedy inter-communication, the lovelinsss and healthf ulness of the park, and a thousand and one other consider ations, have made it a most attractive place for family residences, especially when children are to be reared and edu cated. Years ago vast improvements were initiated, since completed, that have changed the whole appearance of Mag- 1 nolia valley like enchantment. On the side of that grand old mountain, Tain* pals; is one of the most beautiful sheets of water imaginable, clear as crystal, with a surface as smooth as a mirror. There are bays ami inlets, capes and promontories, and wooded groves and shaded dells near by. One might easily suppose that this was some favored pleasure resort, and indeed if has largely become, so for rowing, fishing, and picnic ex cursions. Here arc fish-breeding estab lishments anil other points of interest. But this fine body of water is not a nasi ural lake, but is made by a dam thrown across the valley at a narrow place, sub merging more than twenty-live acres of land, and collecting an enormous supply; of water. This water is pure, clear,'* mountain water, and is distributed in: ample quantities throughout Magnolia valley. Nestling among the hills which 1 rise grandly upon every side, .save' one, their tree-clad slopes form a barrier against the fog and wind, and insure to the inhabitants of Magnolia valley an everlasting summer, possessed of all the charms of the tropics, without its enervating heat. The elastic atmosphere, and bracing in fluences found here, form a striking contrast with the characteristics of. many celebrated places, whose benefi-j cial effects are limited to certain sea-* sons of the year. Elsewhere, nature, seems to rob a large portion of the year, that she may shower her choicest gifts upon some favored month or season but in Magnolia valley is found Decem ber's vigor, with the gentle grace of the sweetest day in May, from year's end to year's end. And the great mountains and general topography of the country have given Magnolia Valley a climate totally different from localities near at hand, a climate excelling the most fa vored portions of Italy and France. It is no wonder that men of « xperi ence and keen discernment who have traveled all over this broad land and are familiar with foreign countries, should have come to the settled conclu sion that here is one of the most de lightful places in the world for a home. lint, that, coupled with such sagacity and foresight, there should have been that broad and generous benevolence that would take large tracts of lands, and expend almost untold treasures of time, ability and money to develop this, the choicest residence sub urb of San Francisco, Is most won derful. But it has been done, and. we know that thousands are longing for such homes of health and comfort, homes amid the constant companionship of sunshine, fruit and flowers, and I wish to tell them of this wonderful little val ley, where the whole year is one spend thrift profusion of grace and beauty, strength and consolation. Many may reasonably suppose that such advan tages must command very high values, and that it would be difficult or impos sible for the man of moderate means to avail himself of them. And, doubtless,' the time is not far oft' when property in Magnolia valley cannot be easily ob ; tained for love or money. But fortun ately large tracts of "land can still be obtained by the right kind of people upon terms and values that are, for the present, at least, within the reach of people with moderate means. At the same time, the man with princely re sources and princely tastes, will easily find here a rich opportunity for the ex penditure of all he chooses to use, in creating a little paradise for himself upon earth. He may bring from all portions of the earth exotics aud strange beautiful trees, shrubs and plants, and be assured that they will accept this, the botanic center of . the Pacific coast, as a home so congenial that it seems like the returning of an old habitat. He may bring here vines from Mexico, from Peru, from the islands of the sea, and they may climb over countless varieties of foreign and native trees, and hang In bright festoons above the marvelous bloom of Chilean and Cape of Good Hope bulbs. Artistic judgment, may combine Alpine plants o' Switzerland, the Caucasus, the Pyrenees, the Grecian cliffs, the Himalayan heights, the Mexican Cordilleras or the Bolivian Andes. The most valuable ex otics, that in many countries can be raised only in costly green houses, with the utmost care and trouble, and then only obtaining a feeble and impoverished condition, will grow in Magnolia valley; freely, and bloom luxuriously in open air. The man of moderate means can get here a small tract, having his choice from a hundred feet square, up to hundreds of acres in extent, and may easily create a home that shall give him all the sweetest, best and most healthful gifts of life and strength. And upon every side he will be continually astonished by an untold wealth of natural treasure, and boundless resource of climate and soil. The calcareous sub-soil forming the great body of the hills, is exhaus tibly rich with just those stores of nat ural food needed for the best develop ment of forest and ornamental trees. This sub-soil, with a rich loam surface properly treated, gives most wonderful vitality to the great vineyards and fruit farms, and it goes without saying that fruits reach here the highest pos sible state of perfection with but compar atively little care. Think of great pear trees towering ten and fifteen feet above the tops of two-story buildings, pear trees eighty-five years old, dating from the time of the early Padres, but heavily laden to-day with beautiful fruit. Visitors may drive, if they will, for a hundred miles over well kept roads, broad and shaded, and never weary of the endless vista of mountain and ocean scenery. They may ride by easy ascent to the top of Mount Tamalpias, the road winding through canyons, by lovely streams of mountain water, through the cathedral-like light of still redwood forests, through groves of beautiful foreign trees, by lovely meadows, and see spread before them the broad waters of the Pacific, with far away islands lying dim and gray in the distance ; may see the entire surface of San Francisco bay, with many towns, cities and villages lying spread in one view. But in my enthusiasm I am afraid I am wearying you. They say the con vert is always more ardent than the original believer, and a convert to Cali fornia's charms I have certainly be come. And as returning from our ride I write this, I find I have used all my space without saying a word of what I started to tell you, without even men tioning our destination. So for that and a few words about tho many other points of interest in our vicinity you will have to depend upon another letter from P.LG-tiM. *-*■*■ The Queen of Tramps. New York Herald. The Queen of Tramps was a guest at the Hoboken police station Thursday night. This remarkable woman, now in her seventy-fifth year, is Sarah Dougherty. She was born in London derry in 1814, and emigrated to this country in 1840. Immediately after her arrival she began her nomadic life, and has visited every section of this coun try and witnessed all the important celebrations. She has seen all the presidents 'from Pierce to Cleveland inaugurated. During the war she was close to the scene of the big battles, and was one of the first women to reach the capital of the Southern Confederacy after the surrender of Lee. During the Centen nial celebration site was in Philadelphia, and when Custer fell was close to the spot where he was ambushed and killed. She is not an educated woman, but has a a retentive memory and is a rhym ster. She wrote a poem touching the death of Custer and recites it with con siderable dramatic power. She delights to tell of the leading events in the his tory of the country during the last thirty years, and with ponderous par ticularity details the prominent attrac tions in the leading cities of the United States and the many interesting cele brations that have taken place in the large cities at which she was present. She has studied the Bible, and has several odd conundrums to propound to ministers of the gospel. She is fond of children, and expends her few pennies in purchasing candy for the little ones, while she goes hungry. The queen of tramps is vigorous, and her long siege of exposure and suffering has left few marks on her despite iier advanced age. She left the police sta tion and the board that had served her as a bed as refreshed and contented as if she had occupied a luxuriously ap pointed room in a hotel. She moved quickly down Newark street toward the ferry, remarking that she wanted to make a call in this city before resu mm g her journey. Her destination is Wash ington, to again see congress in session. -o- Not Four Fingers* Chicago Tribune. ; '.'_- ", --"1 tell you, sir," said the Texas con- „ gressman, "you can't regulate railroad charges by arbitrary rules. That's a thing to be settled by the laws of busi ness. Look at that Mexican railway. They reduced the rates to compete with the Central, and it nearly ruined the port of Vera Cruz " "Darn the port of Vera Cruz," ex claimed Statesman Lawler, explosively, bringing down his fist with an emphasis that upset a decanter and shook all the glasses on the bar. "1 wouldn't give four lingers of straight Kentucky stuff for all the port there is in the whole blasted country of Mexico!" «_» How the Minority Rules. Congressman Springer in the Forum. There may be 80,000 voters in a con gressional district. A thousand of these may be interested in a protected industry. Political parties are neariy evenly divided. The voters employed in protected industries frequently hold the balance of power. Candidates for congress are admonished that unless they pledge themselves to sustain the protective tariffs, they will lose the votes of those engaged in such indus tries. It frequently happens that the candidates of both parties are therefore pledged to maintain protective taxation. Thus, the minority may continually rule the majority through the law making power. The Degeneracy of the Service. Tuck. A United States soldier was recently sent from Fort Laramie to Governor's Island. On the morning after his ar rival lie was called out for squad drill and handed a musket. "Phwhat's that?'' he asked. "What's what?" "That?" "Why, man, that's a Springfield rifle." "Is that so?" was the reply. "Shore all Oi her seen had a pick an wan md an' a handle an th' other." 6