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City Parks Should Not Ba Public Thor oughfares. RESORTS FOR PLEASURE. Public Reservations Not Private Loung ing Places— Mr. Cleveland's Letter to the Commissioners. n. W. S. Cleveland, who will assume charge of the park system of the city, has presented in bis report to the park commissioners some valuable sugges tion!*, which if acted upon would prove of incalculable benefit to the city. He makes a notably good point by citing the baneful influence which is exercised upon the park system by allowing these little recreation plats to become loung ing places for those who have nothing to do but sun themselves on warm sum mer days, or use the prettily grav eled walks as "short cuts," by means of which the pedes trian's ultimate destination can be more quickly reached. In brief, Mr. Cleveland believes that the parks should be kept up and improved to a de_ree commensurate with the city's growth, and not wait until the necessary woik to be done becomes so apparent as to be executed hurriedly and at a large cost. The report which is herewith submit ted is full of valued suggestions, and shows that the new appointee is ama of artistic ideas and ferule in resources. Mr. President ami ('entlenieu cf the Park Commission: - I have made ■ cursory examination of seme of the vacant spaces "within the city limits which have been reserved for ornamental Improvement, as well as some smaller tracts, which, though not _____ as places of recreation, are susceptible, by judicious treatment, of adding very greatly to the beauty and attractive interest of the general aspect of the city. lam not prepared to give any detailed plan of arrangement lor any particular point, but it has occurred to me Unit a general statement of the object in view, and the principle* to be observed in Its attainment could not fail to possess inter est and facilitate the progress of future work. The present system of arrangement of the small parks and public squares in almost every city involves an incongruity- which is obviously the result of a want of due con sideration of the object of their creation. A moment's consideration of the circumstance of their existence will make my meaning clear. Suppose the case ol a single block iv a densely peopled quarter reserved as a park. The area it comprises is of enormous value, which might at any moment be realized by placing it on the mar ket. That value, then", is the price we pay for its preservation as a place of recreation and rest; a refreshing change from the end less piles of brick and stone; where the weary worker may be cheered by the sight of trees'ana grass and flowers; where women and children may And refuge from the din and turmoil of the streets and escape the rushing crowds for a LITTLE quiet ENJOT_tEXT of the beauty of nature. From our proverbial character as a race who are very careful to get their moneys worth in a bargain, it might be supposed we should see to it that in pay ing such a price for a place of rest we would be very exacting in our demand that it should "be adapted to its object, and so ar ranged as to offer every possible facility for relief and refreshment by contrast with its surroundings. But ■ what in reality do we see? Almost without ex ception the arrangement would seem to indicate that the primary -• ob ject for which ail that area is kept open, is to afford a short cat across lor those who would otherwise be obliged to go round the outside of the square. Two paths cross it diagonally metimes, with an effort at some kind of artificial •lee oration In a circular space a; the point where the paths intersect each other. Every pedestrian who is hurry ing to or from his business avails himself of the apT'ortunity thus afforded to save time and steps. The paths become simply thor oughfares for the rushing crowds who wocM otherwise be kept upon the sidewalks, and whose presence is fatal to the idea a restful refreshment. No respectable person is ever ten;]. to occupy a seat if any are provided, and there is nothing in the aspect of the place to lender it attractive by the tasteful arrangement of such objects of natural beauty as afford a contrast to the artificial surroundings, and might induce one to linger and enjoy them. 1 do not allude particularly to this city, but to the almost universal custom in all our cities and towns, and in view of the pro fessed object for which such areas are re served. I admit that it would be difficult to Dame any line of expenditure of public funds for which we. get so small a return of what we bargain for. if we mean wnat we say « hen we speak of them as places of rec reation and rest, where the toilers may find a refreshing change from the din and hurry of the streets, we should insist upon it that they be so arranged that they cannot be used as thoroughfares. "So man should be tempted to enter them for the sake or saving steps by a short path. The paths and open spaces should be so disposed, as not only to INVITE TO REPOSE, but to offer no inducement to any one who is in a hurry, to think he can save time by entering it. At various points in the outskirts of the eitv small areas have been set apart as parks, and are indicated on the map of the city, published in the report of the city engineer, one of which 1 have had mounted for my own convenience in studying their relative positions. They are as yet for the most part mere open fields, but destined in time to be come important ornamental adjuncts to a dense surrounding population, Mosl of them requite more or less grading, cutting down or filling up before they can be made available for public use. I venture to sug- Best that if in each case a tasteful plan of these areas were now determined on tlie work towards their improvement might be gradually ; economically and almost Imper ceptibly going on, keeping pace with the growth of the city and furnishing them even tually with all the" elements of natural beauty, which demand the lapse of years for their creation. There need be no immediate or direct work of construction, but only such deter mination of what is eventually required as will enable us to work towards it in the gradual development of the adjacent terri tory. There may be a hill to be cut down, the earth from which may be required in the immediate vicinity, or a low place to be filled which will furnish CONVENIENT DUMPING GROUND to those who have earth to get rid of, and both operations would serve to put the ground in the shape it will have to assume before it can be planted, and thus tbe grad ing would become a measure of economy in stead of a costly undertaking. After the grading was thus completed, the work of tree planting might at any time be begun and thus the most important element of natural ornamentation be in readiness and well established by the time the population of the vicinity was sufficient to warrant its completion as a pari* by the arrangement of paths and the plant ing of shrubbery, which can be grown in a comparatively short time. But it is obvious that a previously prepared plan is absolutely essential to the work both of grading and planting, in order that it be properly done. If lean be furnished with a topographical plan of the areas, with the grade of the adjacent streets, I can prepare designs which can be easily followed whenever any improvements are to be made, and I may add that nothing is more apt to lead to private improvement and in creased value of adjacent property than such evidence wouhl afford, that public orna mental improvement would keep pace with it. And this brings me appropriately to a further suggestion of a class of improve ments which I should suppose would come legitimately within the domain of the park commission. I allude to the vacant nooks and corners too small for any purpose of re creation, which for that reason are suffered to become merely OFFENSIVE DIRT HOLES often rendered more conspicuous by their proximity to costly private improvements. I Cite as an illustration the hillside below Oak wook avenue— a long narrow stretch of waste ground in glaring contract with the elaborate improvements on Crocus Hill, of which it forms the foreground of approach. Blf such waste spots, which exist in various parts of the city, were clothed with foliage, by the planting of trees, shrubbery and vines, which, after being once established, would need little or no care, they would add incal culably to the look of finished elegance and beauty which is needful to the completion of the efforts of individual citizens in that di rection, Such work can be done at small cost compared with that of park con struction on a large scale. "But it is essential in success iii planting that it lie done thoroughly, and that the trees and shrubs be carefully nursed in their infancy, and it is idle to hope for satisfactory results unless such care is bestowed. lam led to this remark Ly observing at various points about the city such neglect in this respect as Las resulted in miserable failnre. No srchitectural ornamentation of a city is complete unless its necessarily formal and rigid lines are relieved by the graceful and ever changing beauty of luxuriant vegetable life: but it is essential that it mid be luxu riant Sickly, half starved trees, with meager foliage, arc like skeletons at a feast, whose effect is simply depressing; ye: no others can he had without proper care and attention, which can. never be had from men Who profess to do such work by c tetrad. I have thrown together these few sug gestions in the hope that they may aid you in determining the means by which my ser vices may be most **al liable to you in future work, and my wish has been to make clear the importance of looking ahead and keep ing pace with the city's growth, instead of waiting till work presses upon us and must be done hurriedly and at large cost. ■ A DUDE'S DILEMMA. He Couldn't Spell Narragansett, So lie Had to Go to Newport. Philadelphia Times. -"' The St, James hotel is torn upside down on account of the many repairs which Capt. Connor is having made in that favorite hostelry. The resultant confusion has removed the typewriter's brass raiiinged corner from one of the Broadway windows back toward the clerk's desk, and temporarily left in front of it one of the large leather-cov ered settees in which guests of the hotel lounge. 1 was ensconced a recent aft ernoon in a corner of this snug haven of rest. My reading was suddenly dis turbed by the voice of some oue ad dressing " the young woman type writer. —The .accent was so hish and so nearly effeminate that I turned to see whether the person was of mas culine or feminine gender. 1 found the speaker was dressed in male attire. I found afterward that he was a Louis ville dude, and one of a party of eight from Mr. Watterson's home, who had registered at the St. James. He wished the typewriter to prepare a letter to a yoang lady in Louisville, informing her that he would reach that city at a cer tain time, and requesting her to invite "eight couples" to a theater box party which he and a friend desired to give. "Tell her," he said in a high note to the typewriter, only he pronounced the feminine pronoun as though spelled "hah." "Tell her that lam preparing — arranging, you know— getting ready ah, fixing my luggage in shape to go to Narragansett pier this evening, and that 1 will be in Louisville about Sat urday a week. Just fix the idea to suit yourself." "No, we don't do that way," said the pretty young typewriter, with a toss of her thickly tressed head. "I am only here to do typewriting. Anything you dictate to me I will priut on the ma chine." "Well, you know I am not a bit par ticular," said the Louisville imbecile; "young lady is not particular, either. Just fix it up in your own way and it will be all right." Evidently the little woman was not certain of her own powers, for she said: "No, we don't do business that way. I don't compose letters. I am only a typewriter. You will have to dictate to me." And she looked straight be fore her, with compressed lips. "Well," gasped the youth from Ken tucky, with a long-drawn breath, "be gin by saying that I am preparing to go to Narragansett Pier to-night." The. little rose-tipped fingers played over the machine as though it were a piano, and when in a few moments the "tip-tap" music ceased, the maiden re peated, in a mechanical way: "I am preparing to go to— what is the name of that place?" "Narragansett Pier,** replied, in an absent-minded way. the young man, who was evidently mentally "struggling with the further erection ot his verbal struct ure. • "How do you spell Narragansett?" asked the public secretary. The Louisvillian looked at her blank ly for a moment, and then began: "N --i-a "—then he hesitated and suddenly, as his face brightened with an inspira tion, he exclaimed: "No, that's not right. You spell it your own way. Just plain Narragansett, you know." "I cant't spell it," said the young woman decisively, as she crossed her hands on her lap. "Well, I'm sure I can't," replied the embarrassed correspondent hopelessly. "Neither can I,'' said the typewriter, indifferently. "What will we do about it?" The maiden appeared as serene as a June morning. The youth's brow was knitted in what to him was thought. lie was evidently sadly perplexed. Sud denly the creases were smoothed and his face lighted as he exclaimed: "I'll tell you what we'll do, I'll go to New port. You can spell Newport, can't you?" Had I not heard all this myself I would not believe the narrator of it. .___. Elmo Residence Park. The picturesque beauty of Lake Elmo and the attractive character of its shores are too well known to need de scription. The entire northern end of the lake on the line of the railroad was purchased some time since by a number of gentlemen in St. Paul, who incor porated as tlie Elmo Park company. A carefully prepared design of arrange ment and subdivision of the grounds lias been made by Prof. Cleveland in accordance with its natural topography, and every necessary provision for health and comfort, including a com plete system of sewerage and water sup ply, is in progress at Elmo Residence Park. The citizens of St. Paul and vicinity will shortly be offered an opportunity to provide themselves with the luxury of an ideal rural home, at small cost, within twenty minutes' ride of the busi ness districts of St. Paul. Here they will find all the comforts of the city amidst beautiful surroundings, and their families will be safe from intru sion at all times— the park of 150 acres being enclosed and inchagre of a super intendent. A strip about 100 feet wide along the lake front will be reserved forever for the common benefit of all lot owners. Pleasure grounds for the es pecial use of children, as well as lawn tennis and ball grounds, will also be dedicated forever to the common use of the residents within the park. * A prospectus setting forth definitely; and in detail the plans of the company,* with a lithograph copy of the plat and a price list of the lots, will be ready for distribution in a few days, and may be secured at the office of the company, 252 Drake block, in this city. m Raymond Coal. Our special claim for Raymond coal, of which we are the exclusive shippers, is freedom from impurities usually found in bituminous coal. This is a semi-cannel coal, burns to a white ash, light easily, holds fire in grate or stove over night, does not snap. Is a fine domestic or steam coal. We sell it for £6.50 per ton, delivered, which is from 50 cents to $1 per ton less than other grades of no better quality. Call and see it at 200 East Seventh street. Pio neer Fuel company, successors to Smith & Lewis. IjHien FURS! FURS I FURS I SEAL SACQUES, SEAL JACKETS, SEAL NEWMARKETS. Men's Fine Mink, Otter and Beaver Coats. Finest Buffalo Coats in Northwest. 424 Jackson St., Near Seventh. INTERNATIONAL HOTEL Center of business. Electric bella and all modern improvements. Dining room unsurpassed, *2 per day. P. BOUCHER. PKurietsr. St, PbbL j THE PAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, 188&— TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. ■g@^A St Paul Clothing: House Exclusively Owned and Controlled by St. Paul Men. ESTABLISHED 1870, I J-*______^ Owner of haystack, noticing the smoke, thinks his hay is on fire, and rushing to it in hot haste finds that a tourist smoking his pipe has been the innocent cause of alarm. Not an easy matter to light a cigar in a gale of wind. Did you ever try it ? Not an easy matter to find a stock of Clothing in this part of the country equal to this of ours. You can find plenty of Clothing everywhere, such as it is, but when you want the VERY BEST; Clothing that can possibly be made you'll find it here, and here only. The most de sirable garments from the most reliable makers of Finest Clothing in America are what we show you. No cotton, no shoddy, no trash, but Clothing that is fashionable, durable and perfect-fitting, being equal in fit, style and general make-up to the most ex pensive garment that any tailor can make. Notwithstanding that our Clothing is greatly superior to the ordinary Ready-Made Cloth ing, yet our prices are no more than greatly inferior Clothing: is sold for elsewhere; in fact, we guarantee our prices to be as low or lower than Clothing equally well made and trimmed can be bought for in America. We are exclusive agents for BROKAW BROS.' Fine Custom Ready-Made Clothing. Our New Price List and Rules For Self- Measurement sent post-paid to any address. Send for one. OFE3ST _E"VE3ISri3SrC>S. ■——■—■*■ |"£_S& mt"zA *" 5*S— _ "■* 31"™" m — *» _\ ______■• o_sr__-_--Rio__ CLOTHING HOUSE! THIRD STREET, CORNER OF ROBERT, Joseph McKey & C«. CT PAUL st * Paul ' r '■ W I ■ rnUL_. Bellable Outfitters The Leading and Largest Clothing House in the West ! BUY FURS Early. . . . | NOW is the time. . Don't wait until stocks are all picked over. We will keep garment for you until you want it. Early buyers get the cream of the stock. ________________________ You want to buy one ? Yes? Well, you probably don't know anything about them. What shall you do ? Go to a Fur House with a reputation for honest dealing, make them guarantee the garment "as represented." That's the way to do. Don't buy of some house who handle a few fur goods, and base their claim to your trade on "selling you the same sacque cheaper than the fur rier." We claim your trade, first, because we are the largest deal ers in the West, therefore own our goods cheaper. Second, be cause our judgment and selection of skins is valuable. Third, our goods are perfect in fit and details, and we will not allow goods of low grade sold as "best quality." If low grade they are sold as such. Come in and see us this week and see if our stock doesn't bear out our claims. We have 600 garments to select from. i-■ . * 99 and 101 East Third Street Vsi- * a <s_ ii A I 1 _» urn mm m _*& ■» i «-_ £Mi luiaa L iff Oil I npci oi nail iHuu ■ "Wall Paper at your price now, at once at SMITH'S CLOSING-OUT SALE !5-cent Paper at 8c 50-cent Paper at 25c 20-cent Paper at lOc 75-cent Paper at 40c 40-cent Paper at 20c $1.00 Paper at 50c 24 East Third Street. T____! S. fl, MER FURNITURE GO, 264 & 266 E. Seventh St Car No. 1,232 ) Brought us a Car No. 2,947 J handsome lot Of New Style Bed Room Suits. Call and See Them. ___)___)__&________ CONTRACT WORK. Grading Alley in Block 111, Ly man Dayton's Addition. Office Board of Public Works, J City of St. Paul. Minn., Oct. 12, 1888. J • Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Public Works in and for the corporation of the city of St. Paul, Min nesota, at their office in said city, until 12 m. on the 23d day of October, A. D. 1888, for grading alley in block 111, Ly man Dayton's addition to St. Paul, in said city, according to plans and speci fications on file in the office of said Board. A bond with at least two (2) sureties in a sum of at least twenty (20) per cent of the gross amount bid must accom pany each bid. '„ ~ ' The said Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. _ „ JOHNC. QUINBY, President Pro Tern. Official! W. F. EBwra. 287-297 Clerk Board of Pnbllc Works. ' !_//, ere your room, vacant? An ad in the ""J Glob- will rent them. OAN£___________^Tfi^ 99&101 EASTTHIRD ST. 99&101 EASTTHIRD ST. GUT! GUT! CUT. DOWN! DOWN! DOWN! CARPETS ! Chenilles and Plushes ! . .. A Slaughter in Prices. Not a Removal Sale! Not a Bankrupt Stock I But All Fresh, New Goods. New Fall Designs and Colors. To re duce stock we will offer for This Week Only ;>>; Tapestry and Body Brussels, Stinson and Wilton Velvet \ CARPETS at COST! Call and see these prices before purchas ing elsewhere. We will save you money. GEORGE H. LOT! 4.48 Wabasha Street. ■ _*^_^____9mm you want to hire a - _£ mm tenement read The Globs ___]^ m^ "Want" Columns. REPAIRS Should be attended to at once. Nov. Ist will see us so crowded that you can't get a job done in less than four weeks. Avoid being cold and get your garments repaired now. Don't de lay. Confirmation of Assessment for Hexagonal Block Sidewalks, Estimate No. 1. Office Boakd of Public Works, ) City of St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 12. 1888. \ The assessment of benefits, costs and expenses arising from the construction, relaying and repairing hexagonal block sidewalks (Estimate No. 1) under con tract of Eureka Stone Company for term beginning April 1. 1888, and end ing Nov. 1, 1888, in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, having been com pleted by the Board of Public Works in and for said eitv, said Board will meet at their office in said city, at 2 p. in. on the 22d day of October, A. D. 1888, to hear objections (if any) to said assessment, at which time and place, unless sufficient cause is shown to the contrary, said assess ment will be confirmed by said Board. The following is a list of the supposed owners' names, a description of the property in front of which said hexag onal block sidewalks have been con structed, relaid or repaired, and the amounts assessed against the same, to wit: CEDAR STREET, EAST SIDE, BE TWEEN ELEVENTH STREET AND VIOLA STREET. Roberts & Randall's Addition to St. Paul. Supposed owner and description Lot. Block. Benefits Jas Wheeler et al, n J£of 7 4 $106 50 Dawson & Smith's Enlargement to Daw son & Smith's Addition to St. Paul. Supposed owner and description. Lot. Block. Benefits ThosEßyme 4 4 $86 29 same 3 '4 61 80 Laura E Merriam... 2 4 49 93 Valentine's Subdivision "A," St. Paul. Supposed owner and description. Lot. Benefits E A Whitacker .3 $54 13 same, sj^of 2 29 04 Dennis L May, n & 0f . ... 2 9 72 same 1 36 54 CEDAR STREET, WEST SIDE, BE TWEEN TWELFTH STREET AND VIOLA STREET. Bazille's Addition to St. Paul. Supposed owner and description. Lot. Block. Benefits Col Baptist Church.. 3 2 $128 40 Bazille's Addition to St. Paul. Supposed owner and description. Lot. Benefits S R Simonton (except E M and G W Hollowell's parts) . "C" $10259 John VV Simonton (except n'ly 93 5-6 ft) "D" 1532 _ M Van Duzee, sly 50 ft of n'ly 93 5* ft of "D" 102 59 Stephen Rochette, n'ly 43 5-6 ft of ely 100 ft 0f ... . "D" 82 77 Dawson & Smith's Enlargement to Dawson & Smith's Addition to St. Paul. Supposed owner and description. Lot. Block. Benefits Ellen Hardy 1 5 $9515 EIGHTH STREET, NORTH SIDE, BETWEEN SIBLEY STREET AND WACOUTA STREET. Hoyt's Addition to St. Paul. Supposed owner and description. Lot. Block. Benefits Theresa J Gnffitfl... 4 3 $155 68 same, w'ly2oft of.. 5 3 44 12 SIXTH STREET, NORTH SIDE, FROM SEVENTH STREET TO FRANKLIN STREET. Rice & Irvine's Addition to St. Paul. Supposed owner and description. Lot. Block. Benefits Germania Tumver £*_.... 7*2 $37673 All objections to said assessment must be made in writing and filed with the Clerk of said Board at least one day prior to said meeting. ■ J. C. QUINBY, President pro tern. Official : - W. F. En win, 2SB-259 . Clerk Board of Public Works. 13 THE PLYMOUTH CLOTHING o^ ll2, Corner Serentn and Robert Street*, St. Paul. 10-14 Washington At. North, Minneapolis . Campaign Goods at the lowest possible prices. Out-of-town clubs are requested to apply for information early, stating the number of men in the organization, and samples and prices will be promptly forwarded. Cap, - $ .23^ Cape, "- "- .21 Shirt, - - .62 x / 2 Belt, - - .12^ Leggings, - .10% Total, - $1.29 REPORT OF THE CONDITIO"* — OF THE— GERMANIA BANK At St, Paul, in the State of Minnesota, at the close of business on the 4th day of October, 188*". I>R. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $1,116,382 43 Overdrafts 0,*30 74 United States bonds on hand.. 3,402 37 Due from banks 197,330 23 Banking house in course of erection 123,512 52 Furniture and fixtures 4,775 77 Current expenses 6,191 20 Checks and cash items 2,420 97 Exchanges for clearinghouse. 24,950 30 Cash Reserve — Legal tender notes and na tional currency $114,908 00 Fractional cur rency, nickels and cents 45 90 Specie, viz: Gold coin. 12,875 00 Silver c0in....... 21,216 00 152.044 90 Total $1,637,862 52 CR. LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $400,000 00 Surplusfuud 30,000 00 Undivided profits 49,015 55 'Dividends unpaid 44 00 Individual de posits subject to check $743,244 24 Demand certifi cates of deposit 47,549 26 Time certificates of deposit 290,041 78 Certified checks. 1,526 74 Cashier's checks outstanding.... 1.720 70 Due to banks.... 31,920 25 1,122,902 97 Notes and bills rcdiscounted.. 35,000 00 Total $1,037,802 52 I, William Bickel, cashier of the Germania Bank of St. Paul, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true, to the best of my knowledge and belief. WILLIAM BICKEL. Cashier. Correct— Alex Ramsey, "] S_^ffl/-^? P * [Directors. Geo. Benz, J Adam Djlckeb, J ; STATE OF MINNESOTA,') County of Ramsey. f Sworn to and subscribed before me thi. 11th day of October, 1888. [Notarial Seal] B. M. KERST, Notary Public. EYE and EAR! Dr. J. G Walker, 104 East Third Street, St. Paul, attei»-ls exclusively to the eye and ear. ARTIFICIAL EYES. IF YOU WANT House, Lot, Servants ! 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