THE CROTON WATERSHED PARK.
The proposed park to be made of the Croton watershed is an excellent idea. Certainly a playground for the citizens of the State embracing the confines of the territory that supplies the city of New York with its water supply is preferable to the giving over of this ground to the uses of a hospital, home, or other public institution, as has so long been proposed, and as long been fought by public-spirited citizens of the city. Not that the institution referred to would necessarily have been an actual menace to the health of the vast community drawing its water supply from this region. But there is always public sentiment to be taken into consideration and a panicky feeling that New York was drinking impure water that might cause typhoid or other ills consequent upon the use of polluted water would not be a healthy condition of the public mind, even if having no foundation in fact. So the park will be acceptable to the people who are the most interested.