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The managers of the Sage Foundation Homes Company have announced that early in the coming year they will be ready to open Forest Hills Gardens, Long Island, in distance nine miles and in time thirteen minutes from the new Pennsylvania depot in New York, which is planned as a model suburb to provide homes for persons on moderate salaries. The proposed suburb will be similar in design to the English type of garden cities, with detached one and two-story houses, parking, and an abundance of trees. Three sides of the square which will surround the railroad station are to be built up with non-housekeeping apartments, to be rented out by single rooms or more. The Sage Foundation has already appropriated one million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the development of the suburb, apart from the land purchase, on which there was close to one million dollars spent. Besides this another five hundred thousand dollars will be appropriated for additional street development. About fifteen hundred houses will be built in the completed suburb, and, as far as possible, the company is planning to sell the homes only to persons who expect to live in them. A small initial payment will be required and the rest of the payments will be arranged for on a scale running from twenty-five dollars a month upward.

Resolutions were adopted at the annual convention of the National Grange held at Atlantic City, N. J., urging radical changes in the Payne tariff law and opposing a federal bureau of health. Drastic regulation of all the railroads in the country and giving the interstate commerce commission power to nullify freight and passenger rates proved to be extortionate, and physical valuation of railway trunk lines, was also urged by the farmers. Federal aid for road improvement, the parcels post, conservation of natural resources, a national income tax, direct election of United States senators, agricultural extension, and a non-partizan tariff commission were included in the report of the resolutions committee.

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MARY BAKER EDDY
December 10, 1910
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