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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1893)
There marble steps seem to be the constant
care of every respectable house wife. A
dirty door step would ostracize a house
keeper from good society The result is
Baltimore cleans its door steps every niorn
iug, rain or shine. The sidewalk then re
ceives a washing otf with the hose and
broom. The street is then swept clean
to within a foot or two of the center line; so
that there is left a ridge of dirt and trash
three or four feet wide in the center of the
street, while all else is scrupulously clean.
The width of this ridge varies inversely as the
neatness of the house keepers along the street.
Down in the older and narrower streets this
ridge expands till it includes the whole street;
then the sidewalk, and then goes inside and
makes itself at home.
Most of the streets are so narrow that a
street-sprinkling wagon would need to go
through only once. But that is not the way
to do it here. There are two methods in use
for sprinkling streets. One is by using the
ordinarj' watering pot such as they use in
green houses to water flowers. This is a
very popular method, and may be often seen
employed on Baltimore street, the "O"
street of the city. The second method is
more frequently employed in the residence
part of the city. It consists of tossing the
water from the gutter upon the street with a
broom. Every street has a gutter along by
the sidewalk in which a stream of water
Hows, that is, when the water is not too.
thick to flow. By having these, the city
"avoids the necessity of many sewers. It
does have sewers, though, aa anyone will
discover who goes down to the wharf.
When it is understood that some of Balti
more's streets are but little wider than Lin
coln alleys an idea may be had of the diffi
culty of rapid transit in the city. I have
seen a string of six or eight street cars fol
lowing a load of brick at the rate of a mile
an hour. More than that, I have seen a
whole street blockaded, street cars, wagons
and all, by a negro delivering a load of coal.
But on the other hand it were .unfair not
to mention the libraries, the monuments,
the markets, and the parks of Baltimore.
Druid Hill park is supposed to bo one of the
linest natural parks in the country. As for
myself, I detest a park. It is to me like the
Venus de Medici with bangs and frizzes.
Go with me into the country a few miles
west of the city, to Glen Falls river, and I
will show you a glimpse of Eden. There is
a deep gorge. Through it a sparkling stream
comes slipping, shaking the ferns and grasses
along the banks. Up the sides are maples
and beeches fairly blazing in the sunlight,
and there is a ruined mill with its old grey
stones peering through the matted ivy.
I may want a little space some time to
tell about Johns Hopkins university, so I
will tax the editor's patience no further.
D. N. Lehmek,
1122 McCulloh, Baltimore, Md.
October Oth, 1893.
Teeth without plates are a specialty with
Take your shoes to Walt's for repairs.
Good work guaranteed.
On the northwest corner Thirteenth and
O streets, Fiegenbaum's Pharmacy.
Best 75c China Silks, Navy, only 39c, at
Herpolsheimer & Co.'s, Lincoln. Send for
W. W, Carder has lately opened his New
Dining Hall, and will cater to the eating
public at very reasonable rates.
Its a beauty, the new Catalogue of Her
polsheimer & Co., Lincoln. Send for a
copy, free. Send for samples of the beauti
ful lino of now Dress Goods.
Everyone knows that Herpolsheimer &
Co., Lincoln, are perhaps the largest opera
tors of all kinds of goods in the west. This
fact enables them to buy largo lots of goods
very low, as illustrated by them selling 75c
Jap. Dress Silk, that will not pull, at'39c a
yard. Navy only.
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