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ALL OF ONE MIND. HORSEMEN URGING THE IMPROVEMENT OF JEROME-ATEXUE. JEROME-ATEXUE. JEROME-ATEXUE. 'This! it neither fish nor flesh " aairl a Jerome-sjVenue Jerome-sjVenue Jerome-sjVenue landlord yesterday, In a tone of disgust, is he looked out upon the sluah-covered sluah-covered sluah-covered sweep oi roaa ana up at the lowering sky. " It s fouL Thkt road Is not fit for sleighing and It's not fit to drive a wagon over. It's tbe slowest day wa have bad this year." And, ret there were fonr or firs alelvhi nnt and then seemed to elide over or thmnrh th slush without much effort on the part ot tbe There were a number of wagons, too, ntnat nf IK. rv V A fk.t. . t i " n wwa. v. .11 IU uou UlOll lAIOQ VU. UUU flillnn ki.t .in.. 1. . A . 1 J J . -u.ua. -u.ua. m". .'"i u u Min ivuddu w uraw rein over a fait horse, haa not often missed putting ruura oi vioue vase a ox a nunnay, was anal and aa wu1.nfiiMi1 - k.a (m nn . y . q vw u wvm. w mn uo Mm vu a warm siSnshlny day. "Damon and Pythias," who have been eouallv faithful in thdr atten tion a to (tbelr friend Judffe Smith for manv rears, ro led up to the lattefa door In a top buggy, ei ch wearing a silk hat. Tbe bate will have to I e ironed to-day, to-day, to-day, for when they left for home tbe rain waa pelting down vigorously. ThbTmesU deserving ot like thanks with thoae wh ch have hn iImmmI ft., tha n.an . makes a blade of grass grow where It did not grow befSre. It bas started a new topic of conversation! conversation! at tha wavalda hnattlrl inil in tha piacee where the owners of good road horses oongregate. Ever since it urged the necessity or improving jerome-avenue, jerome-avenue, jerome-avenue, the road goers hal'A nAj trrtlntr .Kmi r wl.K , V. .n.M..iiA their shoalders, like a ehlp. The only drawback ia tbat no) one ran be found who has any dealre to knock it off. There la a perfect unanimity of opinion among them on the subject, and even the ovneli of real estate on the avenue are beginning beginning to wake up to the knowledge that tne improvement win be a good thing for mem. some enthusiasts say that In a few years JeJotue-aveuue JeJotue-aveuue JeJotue-aveuue will be lined from Macomb's Macomb's Dam Bridge to Jerome Park with the resideuceb of wealthy people who will be crowded 4ut of Filth-avenue Filth-avenue Filth-avenue and its tributaries by bualnss and tenement bouses, snd that the surrounding territory will be covered with the houses of) well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do business men who desire fresh air and plenty of it, Jerome-avenue, Jerome-avenue, Jerome-avenue, they say. will be naturally the central thoroughfare for the northern part of the city, and. taken in ronnectluki with the Harlem Railroad and the Blith-avefaue Blith-avefaue Blith-avefaue elevated, will render access to the business art of New-York New-York New-York easy and rapid. A reason whloh disposes the owners of property property on the upper end of the avenue to favor the improvement is the necessity for a more perfect seweragelsystem, an outlet for which can only be found in Cromwell Creek. Above Case's this creek to nb longer useful for anything except to carry off the drainage from the high lands on either side of It, and this purpose could be better accomplished by a large sewer through the middle ofithe improved avenue. In straightening straightening the a4enue.lt would be necessary to nil in a long sectibn of tbe hollow In which the creek lies, front Case's to Judge Smith's hill The filling ofithe rest of the gully would soon follow follow and much valuable land, which is now useless, useless, would be redeemed for building purposes. This straightening ot the avenue across the Cromwell Creek hollow, would set Judge fJmlth back front the roadway several hundred feet, and take a generous slice off of Mr. Case's house, but they ire oltlsens ot publlo spirit, and say that they JwIU be satisfied to suffer their Inconveniences' Inconveniences' If only a good dirt driving road can be obtained for the horsemen of New-York. New-York. New-York. It seems pretty cettaln. however, that they would gain much more than they would lose. Tbe matter has been talked over by nearly all of the horfeemen and they all favor It. They believe believe thai tbe resolution offered by Alderman Mooney ia the Board of Aldermen a few days sfter the Suggestion was made In The Times will pass that body soon, and that the Park Commissioners Commissioners will proceed at onoe under the powers which tbtey now have and under the enlarged enlarged pSwers which it is being sought to give J them by the Legislature, to lay out, construct, and widen roads In the Twenty-tklrd Twenty-tklrd Twenty-tklrd and Twenty-fourth Twenty-fourth Twenty-fourth Wards, w hen it If finally determined to make the Improvement Improvement they will urge the Park Commissioners Commissioners to enrfage the services of Seth Griffin, who ha charge of the Providence race track, and whose experience in roadmaklng is. In their opinion, Unsurpassed by that of any other man in the country. One of the advocates of the scheme wrote to him a short time ego, asking him if he would come to tbe city to take charge of the wofk it It should be desired. He replied that he wpuld. a "

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 07 Mar 1887, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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