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oil ill - - - 'improvement of American munieipali - ties, adiuittedlv the one problem the a I.. is - - - ) svem and puMic works of the high - I . anA b11 - vis .5tjh millions i AS OTHERS SEE US. Philadelphia. Jan. ;. To "xee our. rlirs us others see u" U not as a rule, beheied be a very Mtisfyinff experience. The reielution of lv we look in the esteem of ether and not ill our own eye is popularly ku - posed to be ipiite n check on vanity and cf mplaceiicy tilld il blow to elf - renroi:, And it it is, a a rule. Hut there arc except i,ms, find a most interesting interesting 4ue i the w :y in which oui: aiders, uc of Philadelphia for instance, are now viewing mid eien cnviing Harrisburg a i; i represented represented by the cumuli; tee of citizens re - fpoiisib'e for the recent, report on the proposed inuuici;il iiun)ienient.s. In this instance for these H.irrisburg citiens to themselves as others m'i' them is altogether tl.l ! tering. for while it may not be generally known in the Capital City it' is n fact that not 'ling that any body of citizens, of am! given American miinicipali'ty has o'.me has a tt raW: el the attent.ion or met ivi,:h the approval as has the report, report, on the regenerated city, the city that ought to be, which plan is now before ilhe voters for llieir approval. approval. To outsiders it is clear Harri.sburg has a utdipie ojiport unity tlmt will not. Only iy in the end, but will add imniediatej y to the permanent re - soiir - 'es of the - itv. Tliose who are I concerned as ti the advanci - mcnt ami ! American has not solved (is yet, are well a.ivare that the heart of the proli - lem is t.o seiMire an econoniie growth and development that is in the in - 'tere - t of all the citiens; above all ! the pnnr as well as those "comfort - ! nb!y fixed." And those here who have I looked into the "H irrisburg Plan" are unanimous in declaring it to e one f the most admirable solutions of the problem on municipal re - genera,! ion ever proposed. It is he'd here that it is almost a miracle of common sense to be told that for the relatively small sum of $1.0:i0.noo in the way of an increased indebtedness, Harris'nurg will be able to realize substantially the main sanitary and engineering features of the proposed improvements suggested in the now famous report of the executive com mittee. The economy ot expense, actual and relative, of course, appeals appeals to every one here who has read the report since our highly respectable respectable City Hall Commission spent a $1,000,000 in four granite stairways alone, which in this age of elevators are useless and might as well be blocked up. " But leaving our own world - wide notorious municipal mistakes mistakes out of account it is well known and can be verified on all sides that municipalities no larger, and even smaller "than Warrisburg waste thousands of dollars annually in sdips.hod municipal patch - work methods that after years of efforts leave the unfortunate cities so ravaged ravaged with no permanent additions to their resources, and often in a worse sitate than when the "improvements" I V Z L .fflrfMrt will shy at so open, nonesu, emnn, and highly economical plan os the "Harrisburg Plan" have become so accustomed to the old methods that rthey will vote to waste thetaxes in dribbles every year and will not see whalt folly it is. In the Twentieth Century City, well m'aniaged, it is the wise expenditure of an adequate amounit in time that saves money and the voter if he but kneiw it gets the "rake - off" himself, not, only in the actual saving of money year by year, bmt, and this is very important and impilies particularly to Harrisburg, in the definite permanent permanent return in the shape of more healMhly, more convenient, more attractive attractive city. To any one endowed wiltih ordinary common sense such a sitate of things means, not only better better politics, but an incroase in the actuatt personal, business and social value of the city itself considered as a unit and of every one and every bi,t of property in it. This is whait the earnest men and women who have spent many years in working for the betterment oif all classes m tins great whirlpool of municipal extravagance extravagance are saying to - day when they read over tihe Harri.siburg report and talk of the "Uarrisiburg Plan." To see yourselves as they see yoni, is to be put on a 'h'?11 leTel oi ex cellence. Take for insltance a woman so 'well known as Mrs. Cornelius Stevens'on, oneof the ablest, most brilliant of American women, who has lost none of the charm of her sex by her public interests but who at the same time while recognizing it.nat the hearth and home is the very centre of American civilization also reco - nizes with great clearness that it is necessary to organize and to work publicly to secure for the less fortunate memibeirs of the community those comforts of heart and home and stredts and surroundings that the wealthy can secure for themselves, themselves, and do. As the first President of the Civic Olub in Philadelphia, Mrs. Pttevenson has viewed the "Harris - shefeels it is 01,e of those "steps , . , cp(. t,ft r,;, ten - vwnvil ii t - a r ii ..." L - - Pennsylvania municipalities ana so brine - enlightened common sense a.s scientific experience to the aid and support of the humblest voter, the most unfortunate memlber of any community. ' Mrs. Stevenson knows, and so do the other experts in Philadelphia that if Philadelphia had been enlightened enlightened enough in 1854 at the time of consolidation, or even later at the time tihe Biillitt Bill was passed to have mapped out such a comprehensive, comprehensive, scientific scheme for municipal improvement as the Harrisburg Committee Committee has done that to - day we should have one of the best appointed, finest cities in t.he world, with pure water, a Twentieitti letrtury pane saved. That is the way the "Harris burg Plan" impresses people here who know what a city needs, and, above all. what the poorer citizens of i every city needs, for it is they who j in the long run of extravagant slip - j shod politics are robbed in pocket ' and in home life by reason of the dangers and discomforts incident to . poor sewage system, insufficient or ! conTamirated water supplies, poor streets and ill surroundings. Rit it i it not oti'.r the social features of tJie "Harrisbure Plan" that are attracting attracting attention here but what might; be called - the practical side of it. It is trtie to - day. ad it will haTe an even more' iirportant bearing in th future, that the grra:et advertisement any " n nrKnt a centre ?rr i i - d" - rs is that it i convenient and ; hea; - hv re:clen place. A number of ,Vear Lawrence. Mas - .., had a very bad reputation es t its sick rate and death rate. An improved ytm of filtration wasproiided for the water Mlpply, und in a few years t.he "Iiwrence Plan" wa talked of '.I oivr the I'niteJ State. It plant was taken a mode I for other niunU'lUttiei, It was wriMen up, tevtutvd about, ami got - Mich n' nl - vertisi'im - nt tin would tot have Wen obtained hail it town meeting ordered ordered $10,nii(l spent Ij present, the. claims of Laurence Wfore the country as an inviting place for industrial industrial pl.inu or oiher .settlemeiis. To - day, w Idle the voters of Harris, burg ore Mill pondering over the "Harri.siburg Plan" it has already begun begun 'to advertise the city, and if adopted nmt iutcliisreiitly carried out, the Capital City will get such an advertisement advertisement the country out os if actually paid for would represent in money value more than the cxeiidi - ture f the interest on the proposed loan. That even such improvements as parks, which are to many practical minds, wn unnecessary feature of tmvn improvements have a direct value (is resources has been exemplified exemplified again and again. And n t only parks but even money spent, on artworks artworks or beautiful buildings it is rcaiiaxi abroad and is coming to W accepted as good practical American dctrine, not only add to the enjoyment enjoyment of the citizens but have a direct money value. And of all American cities Boston has proven this is true in an unmisuikeable ma - tiner. For instance its $2,000,001) Public Library, with its costly marbles and mosaics, its beautiful decorati lis bv Abbev, ' Sargeant, Puvis de havannes and ' others, considered as a cold - blooded advertising scheme alone has paid for itself. It is, as all know, the mcc - ca of 'tourists from all over the j I'nited States. Moreover, copies of 'the famous decorations are found in ' almost every city and town and thus pay a direct art and money tribute to , Boston. Not only this but Boston by spending millions on its park system has not only given the poorest a hint of the open meadows and a heritage ofjnlight and blue sky and sea - coast, but. has made itself so at - i tractive in the s,ummtr time that it is a summer resort in itself and the tourist gold adds materially to its resources, while since, its parks ' reach ten miles out into the count ry , it has made its surrounding attractive to mill men and employers generally and is to - day reaping the fruit of the best city plans eve.r carried out by an American municipality. A the Bostonian who is not wealthy has found out, and as municipal experts the world over have shown, making of a city beautiful, beautiful, making it healthy, making it a convenient place for traffic and travel, making it a pleasant residence place, is always in the interest of the poorest poorest and not of the richest members of t'he community. In all our great cities and in all our smaller cities and large towns, the rich can be indifferent indifferent to the general 'local 'situation. 'situation. T!uy can surround them - ' selvp - i with comforts, they can escape , the heats of the summer and can in every w - ay, by $1,000 filiters in their homes etc., place themselves above the defects in municipal service and their city surroundings. But it is those less fortunately situated, who find the towns dull and dreary, who die of typhoid, and who have to live an. a poorly equipped city year in and year out, who are really interested in improvements. It is to the ciredit of t'he fortunate Americans a.nd this is a.s true in Harrisburg as it is elsewhere elsewhere that they are always It - he ones however, who take the lead in the maitter of improvements even if they cotild get along without them. And yet too often the voters thiink thait it is t.he rich who are benefited by improvements improvements suggested and not, as is the case, the humblest memibeirs of the community. It is felt here that if the Harrisiburg voters but knew it, as the Bostonians know it, as the Laiwrence people know it, it w - ould be the poorest voters - who would be organizing organizing to secure the carrying of the "Harrisburg Plan" inlt.o effect in the interest of their oivn pockets and their own comforts. It is for them that the regenerated municipality has the greatest significance. There is another reason why Phil - adelphians are taking a special interest interest in the "Harrisburg Plan," and that is becaiue it is a Philadelphian and Pennsylvanian, Mr. Albert Kel - sey, who proposed and is to carry out the project for the exhibition of a "Model City" at the St. Louis fair. Thp idea of Mr. Kelsey is to set out in the exposition grounds a scheme in fac - simile of w - hat the central part of a Model Caty ought to look like His project has had the hearty indorse - cipal affairs the country through. It is very strikingly indicative of the hold this idea has on the public mind that this project has been given more attention and more space in the discussions discussions of the fair than any other suggestion made as to fair attractions. attractions. And yet, except in the matter of groupings of buildings the "Harrisburg "Harrisburg Plan" is just as model a city scheme as that that Mr. Kelsey will set up in St. Louis and is just as much a Twentieth Century project. It will be peculiarly appropriate, therefore, if the "Harrisburg Plan" is carried into effect, for it will thus be in harmony harmony with the best thought out scheme which has ever been planned as a demonstration to the country at large. Mr. Kelsey's Model City is but one straw showing which way the wind is blowing; all municipalities, large and small., are getting tired of meaningless development, the magnificent magnificent plan of a Twentieth Century Washington now on exhibition at the National Capital is another case in point. It is believed here that if lfarrisburg leads off, in a few years Pennsylvania will be attracting attention attention "everywhere by reason of the model character of its municipal IJHTIIU tl ail tili' - Hj mvnti - ii methods; for once the egg is set on elKi at the Capital imitations through out the State are bound to follow, Perhaps of all the arguments used by those locally in favor of the "Harrisburg "Harrisburg Plan," one that may not appeal appeal very strongly in the Capital, but which is not without, force, is that since the State is to spend $".,000,000 on a new Capitol and since the Capital Capital is a State, Federal, as well as a county and municipal center, that the Harrisbnrg people owe a certain responsibility responsibility to the outside world and should provide a more fitting and more modern background for the future future activities political and otherwise otherwise that will center there. There la somethicg in this - There is this responsibility responsibility of Harrisburr to the State at larre, but even if the voters should refuse to recognize this it can j lje said that there is no contrary cpin - j ion among those competent to speak j on the common sense and common j The People's X I Ji .1 mm h - 'k', nit nr Ladies' Coats $ Black Kersey .tickets, lined all through, are now S3. 95 $.(X) Black Kersey Jackets, silk lined all through, are now $5.00 $10.00 all - wool Black Kersey Jackets, Jackets, silk lined ull through, arc now $5.95 $12.:.0 all - wool Black Jackets, silk lined all through, are now $7.95 $0 00 Black Kersey Coats, 36 inches long, silk lined, are now $12.00 $2.1.00 Kersey Coat's, 42 inches long, are now $13.00 science of municipal affairs here, that, the "Harrisburg Plan" is of the greatest importance to the Harris - inirg citizen considered purely from his own personal standpoint. The plan presents an economical scheme of, improvement, which if voted clown will simply mean that after a waste of time and money in idle differences the voters will come back to it eagerly. eagerly. Then they will wonder why they did not accept it when it was first presented and so add richly to the municipal resources of the town, which means by reducing waste just so much more money in the municipal municipal treasury and an ideal balance between between what, a taxpayer pays out and what he gets in return. Harvey Maitland Watts. Nnwln. The great natural healer, still continues continues the great work of curing the sack at liis rooms, Xo. 5 North Market Square, Harrisburg. His patlients declare declare his wonderful power has invariably invariably cured them; that it is amazing amazing the way pain disappears forever under his divine power. Many cases of rheumatism, besides kidney, bladder, bladder, heart, lungs, throat, stomach and bowel troubles, have been cured and many with nervous disorders or diseases of nerves, blood humors, ca tarrh, paralysis, neuralgia, 'tic dol - orcaux, chronic headaches, backaches, backaches, epilepsy, cancers and tumors, have been, and will continue to be, cured by this great healer. No ma.t - ter what your trouble, he will remove remove it if you give him the chance. He makes no charge for a consultation consultation and announces he will remain here a while longer, and during this lime will make only a reasonable charge to those, who desire to be cured. If. you don't know exactly what ails you he can locate your dia - ease and makes no charge for doing so. He is in his office all day until i in the afternoon and again from 7 till 9 every evening. He has great power over diseases of women and children. If you are ailing don't fail to see him, as you can surely get help in him. jan27 - Gt Praying and Prinking - . Sam Jones, the revivalist was once taking women to task for spending more time in prinking than In praying. "If there's a woman here," he screamed screamed finally, "who prays more than she prinks, let ber stand up." One poor old faded specimen of femininity femininity In the sorriest, shabbiest of clothes arose. "You spend more time praying than prinking?" asked the preacher, taking her all in. The poor old creature said she did prayed all the time, prinked none at all. "You go straight borne," admonished Jones, "and put a little time on your prinking." Torner'n Toait. Turner, the pa inter, was a ready wit Once at a dinner of artists and literary men a minor poet, by way of being fa cetlous. proposed as a toast "the healtti of the painters and glaziers of Jrea: Britain." The toast was drunk, and Turner after returning thanks for It. proposi - ii tbe health of the British paper stair, ers." The laugh was turned against tU poet. , A rish!or' Grief. Mr. Stutson - They tell me Neighbor Harris' cat is dead. Sirs. Stittson Oh. I'm so sorry: !' used to take up Fido's time so pleas antly barking at ber. Boston Trat: script. The faults of the superior can ar like the eclipses of the sun anJ wool Be has bis faults, and all men s - - tbem: he t - - - i araln. and all tvi look it - - For T years the Chickering Piano has been made cn honor and sold on merit. jan3 - tf fK i To Coats Hii it in , j of of of in at of o be rr - ; J

Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph28 Jan 1902, TuePage 3

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)28 Jan 1902, TuePage 3
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