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Within this same part of Mr. Letch- elsewhere in the State. Mr. Letchworth worth's grounds stands a building in which has received from the Indians a name in he has brought together a notable collection of Indian relics, in stone and flint. It is doubtful if another collection so large as this, or so interesting in all its features, exists

their own language," Hai-wa-ye-is-tah,"which means The man who always does the right thing." It is not alone an Indian who can speak of him in such words as these.

OCEAN-BEACH RESERVATIONS
YORK CITY.

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BY WILLIAM H. ALLEN.

HE same week that the press of the country announced the gift of $10,000,000 for the Russell Sage Foundation the fiscal authorities of New York City added to the map of the city 7000 feet of ocean beach at Rockaway for a seaside park and sanitarium. In addition, authority was given to secure for the public in perpetuity an ocean park at Coney Island. So conventional are our ideas of benevolence that the private gift invokes news comment throughout the world, while the gift of the Atlantic Ocean to 4,000,000 of people almost escapes notice. A private donor of millions is canonized, while the benevolent motives of the public official are lost sight of in the turmoils of business and politics.

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ocean beach than any other city in the world, had but a paltry thousand feet that it could call its own. He had a bill prepared authorizing the city to spend $2,500,000 for the establishment of a seaside park where millions could enjoy a respite from the monotonous shop and overheated tenement, and where private societies and the city might erect, back from the high-water mark, convalescent homes for use in winter as well as summer.

For two years the opportunity and the need had been described by the Metropolitan Parks Association, the Outdoor Recreation League, and the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. The papers took turns in featuring New York's lack of free ocean beach where it should have In January, 1906, Mayor McClellan's been beach rich. So enthusiastically was the message called attention to the fact that project supported by the public that a RepubGreater New York, with more available lican Legislature and Republican Governor

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Within this same part of Mr. Letch- elsewhere in the State. Mr. Letchworth worth's grounds stands a building in which has received from the Indians a name in he has brought together a notable collection their own language," Hai-wa-ye-is-tah,"of Indian relics, in stone and flint. It is which means The man who always does the doubtful if another collection so large as right thing." It is not alone an Indian who this, or so interesting in all its features, exists can speak of him in such words as these.

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THE 'HE same week that the press of the country announced the gift of $10,000,000 for the Russell Sage Foundation the fiscal authorities of New York City added to the map of the city 7000 feet of ocean beach at Rockaway for a seaside park and sanitarium. In addition, authority was given to secure for the public in perpetuity an ocean park at Coney Island. So conventional are our ideas of benevolence that the private gift invokes news comment throughout the world, while the gift of the Atlantic Ocean to 4,000,000 of people almost escapes notice. A private donor of millions is canonized, while the benevolent motives of the public official are lost sight of in the turmoils of business and politics.

In January, 1906, Mayor McClellan's message called attention to the fact that Greater New York, with more available

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ocean beach than any other city in the world, had but a paltry thousand feet that it could call its own. He had a bill prepared authorizing the city to spend $2,500,000 for the establishment of a seaside park where millions could enjoy a respite from the monotonous shop and overheated tenement, and where private societies and the city might erect, back from the high-water mark, convalescent homes for use in winter as well as summer.

For two years the opportunity and the need had been described by the Metropolitan Parks Association, the Outdoor Recreation League, and the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. The papers took turns in featuring New York's lack of free ocean beach where it should have been beach rich. So enthusiastically was the project supported by the public that a Republican Legislature and Republican Governor

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aided a Democratic Mayor to make this gift the Poor, which will begin construction at of health.

once. It is expected that within a short time charitable societies owning about 1500 feet of land at Coney Island will exchange this property for sites at Rockaway, making thus the nucleus of the people's seaside park at

The first institution to be erected will be a seaside hospital for crippled children, victims of non-pulmonary forms of tuberculosis. For this $250,000 was raised by the New York Association for Improving the Condition of Coney Island.

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