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niE CITIZEN, AVKDXHSDAY, AUGUST 01, 1010.
PURPOSE OF PARKS.
Tbty Should Be For All th Peopfi
All tha Time.
rrospcctlvo homo hunters nro more
likely to locate In a town that has n
park than one without any, provided
the place Is satisfactory In other re
spects. Even a few acres tnstcfullj
laid out with lawn, flower beds mid n
playground for the young folks will be
a pleasant spot where both the poot
and the rich can spend many happj
A small section of o large city park
is devoted to n rosary with n beautl
ful rose walk. This Idea can corIIj
bo carried out In n small park at e
within n town Is not n park, nor will
It ever bvs until used. One of tho lend
ing park men of the United States has
made the point that a great collection
of buHdlugs docs not make n city oj
town, but n great collection of people
docs, and they flud the buildings con
venlent. almost necessary. The people
who use the land constitute the park
for without them It would bo useless.
A ROSE WALK.
moderate expense and In the genla.
month of roses It would form a charm
lug beauty spot.
Open spaces about a railroad station
laid out like a park please the passer
by and add greatly to the nppcarance
of a town oud Its apprbaches.
What parks are meant for and theii
value to mankind is concisely de
scribed by a writer In the Los Angeles
Times who says:
"Parks are, or at least should be.
built for use, not merely to look at.
A park Is a piece of tho country with'
in the town, or a piece of laud within
the town where the people have all
tho freedom and influences of rural
parts. For this reason as little re
striction as possible should be placed
upon tho use of parks and every rea
sonable provision made for the accom
modatlon and convenience of tho pub
lic. No 'Keep Off the Grass' signs
should deter any one from taking a roll
(or a nap if he feels like it) upon the
lawns, and plenty of seats should be
provided for all who care to use
"There have been park boards whe
seemed to think that tho parks were
given them to Juggle with and the
public bad no rights which they were
bound to respect, but the shoe Is on
the other foot; park commissioners
have no greater legal rights than tht
public in general. A piece of land
PARK AT A 11AILUOAD STATION.
and however highly embellished would
be n dead thing unless some onu coulc
see It In detail and enjoy it.
"Not only should parks bo used whet
ever found, but they should bo found
everywhere, for it has been proved
that purely city and town conditions
cannot produce what Is best In mau
kind and therefore parks are a prlmt
necessity. The best that is In human
kind has been produced by nssoclatior
with nature and her Influences. Man
kind confined to cities altogether artl
flclal would quickly degenerate. There
fore parks are a vital necessity."
Town Betterment Suggestion.
As Boston has Its "1010." so Ablng
ton, Mass., has its 1012. Since Ablng
ton is n good deal smaller than Uos
ton, it seemed unnecessary to allow
quite as much time to make it "tin
llnest ever" as the larger city had
done. Besides, in 1012 tho town ol
Ablngtou will celebrate its two hun
dredth anniversary. The village im
provement committee has taken up th
matter and has sent out a printed let
tcr to the towcsfolk suggesting several
simple things which can bo done bj
almost everybody for tho bettermeni
of his own property and which, I
done at all generally, will mean a greai
enhancement in tho town's attractive
ness by 1912. The committee ltseli
will, as far as possible, look after th
public places, such as tho ground!
about railroad stations, the schools am
the triangles at the Intersections ol
The 8erpent' Venom.
a niimldnit while tnlldnir with a
group of friends remarked: "It Is com
mon to luiir ncotila sneale about Poi
sonous serpents. Serpents aro novcr
poisonous: they nro venomous. A
poison cannot bo taken internally with
out bad effects; n venom can. Venoms
to bo effective havo to bo Injected di
rectly Into tho circulation, ana this is
tlin mnnnnr In which the snako kills.
Their venom taken Internally la innocuous."
The Weapon He Needed.
An excited citizen burst frantically
Into the nollce station. "My life's In
danger!" he i-rleil. "I've Just received
a threatening letter from tho Black
Hand, and I want n permit to carry n
"All right, sir." replied the captain.
Til give you a permit to carry a fan
that's the weapon you need; some
thing that will keep you cool." Chi
An Odd Apology.
This Is the classic apology of n cele
brated statesman of the last genera
tion: "Mr. Speaker. In the heat of de
bate I stated that the right honorable
gentleman opposite was a dishonest
and unprincipled adventurer. I have
now. In n calmer moment, to state that
I nm sorry for it."
gho was ono of those very gushing,
cffuslvo ladles who occasionally infest
nowspaper offices, and sho had been
admitted into tho sunctura of tho man
aging editor of the paper on which
nomer Davenport was cntoonywt, ro
cites the Saturday Evening Tost. Mr.
Davenport was in the room at tho
time. When tho time came for her de
parture Bhe first grasped the hand of
tho managing editor, saying. "Qoodby,
Mr. Nllcs. goodbyl"
Then, turning to the assistnnt man
aging editor, she also shook him ef
fusively by the hnnd. exclaiming,
"Gooauy. Mr., Itllsn. goodby!"
Davefiport mmc next. There was
no escape fur him. "Dear Mr. Daven
port, goodbyl" cried with all the
delicate shading ut n tragedy queen.
There was sllciu-e for n moment aft
er she had gone. Then Davenport
found his voice. "Where Is she go
ing?" he asked.
"Up to Ninety-third street." replied
the nsslstnnt managing editor.
"Suffering cats!" drawled Daven
port. "What should have happened if
she had been going to One Iluudred
and Twenty-fifth street?"
Beautify the School Qroundi.
While all our cities and towns nn
making n mad scramble to build or lm
provo parks It may bo ns well to pausi
and consider If school grounds aro not
sadly in need of planting and genera
cure. Cities often have beautiful parki
and bare, lnhospltablo and unsatisfy
kig premises about tho schoolhouscs
Children schooled nmld pleasant an!
oraatlon surrounding will make a gen
oration of adults who will demand tin
finest parks and other public improve
Long In Consideration.
Tho prospect of the Cape Cod Ca
nal now under construction antedates
tho rovolutlonnry war.
Of No Value.
Cowards do not count In battle;
thoy ore there, but not in it. Eurl-pldos.
Chlgger Has Multiplied.
BInco its Introduction from Araer.
lea tho chiggor has spread far and
wldo along tho wost coast of Africa
und is now a groatly droadod pest
Tho Elevator Man's Joke.
Ilobbs I guess the elevator Is out of
order. What is that sign on the door?
Dobbs The elevator mjin must bo a
bit of a wag. It says. "Please pardon
mo for not rising." Botou Transcript.
Language of Switzerland.
It is a curious fact that the people
most celebrated for love of country
should in a manner be without a lan
guage that is, a mother tongue. Tho
Swiss have three official languages
German. French and Italian. About
three-fourths of tho population of tho
mountnln confederation speak Ger
man, while the remainder divide four
other languages among them, chiefly
French and Italian, these languages
being found, as a rule, in districts in
close proximity to the countries where
in those languages are the principal
tongue. In Switzerland documents and
notices nre printed in both the French
and German languages. In the nation
al assembly members deliver their
speeches in either French or German,
for nearly all members understand
both tongues. The decrees and procla
mations of the president are translated
by an official Interpreter and furnished
to the press In both languages. New
She Handed It Back.
A noted doctor believes In training
children to reason for themselves, and
this policy he carries out with his own
child, a little girl of eight, and he tells
n story in connection with her with j
"My dear," he said to her. "I saw
something today that I hope I shall
never bo pained to hear of you doing."
"What was that, papa?" tho daugh
"I saw little Mary Goodglrl stick her
tongue out at a man today."
The child, evidently thinking that it
was an occasion to tell of tho faults
of tho other girl, said:
"Papa. I saw Mary"
Tho doctor Interrupted and told tho
child she must not gossip and if sbn
knew anything that was not nice about
anybody she must keep it to herself.
The child looked at her father and
then sold quickly:
"Well. papa, why did you tell me
Tho physician was bo surprised he
could not answer. Philadelphia Times.
A Timely Warning.
"Tour dog seems a very intelligent
animal," remarked an inexperienced
sportsman to a gamekeeper.
'Tesslr." was the ready response
"Wonderful Intelligent o Is! Yes,
t'other day 'e bit a gent as only give
me a 'arf sovereign after a clay's
shoot!" London Scraps.
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