1 JULY 1905, Page 23

THE amount of subscriptions and fees received up to June

29th for the Cheap Cottages Exhibition is £1,330 is. 6d., in addition to .e..320 promised to the Prizes Fund, making a total of £1,650 is. 6d. paid and promised. Between forty and fifty cottages are already in process of erection. We are glad to learn from the County Gentleman and Land and Water that the Duke of Devonshire, K.G., has kindly consented to open the Exhibition on Tuesday, July 25th, at 4 p.m. Though the result achieved up till now is encouraging, those responsible for the organisation of the Exhibition are most anxious to see the subscription-list still further augmented in order that the prizes may be on an adequate scale. We trust, therefore, that readers of the Spectator will help the work by donations. The following sum has recently been received through the Spectator :— We are asked by the "County Gentleman. and Land and Water" to state that Mr. Wilbraham, V. Cooper is the organising secretary of the Exhibition, and that all inquiries in. regard to the Cheap Cottages Exhibition. made by Builders and others who propose to exhibit should be addressed to the Secretary, Cheap Cottages Exhibition, 347 Birkbeck Bank Chambers, Holborn, W.C. We are also informea that Messrs. Thorne and Welsford (17 Gracechurch Street, E.C.) have most generously consented to act as honorary solicitors to the Exhibition.