23 FEBRUARY 1884, Page 3

We see with some surprise no mention of Miss Octavia

Hill's name among those of the Commissioners to be appointed on the question of the housing of the poor. The truth is that Miss Octavia Hill knows as much about the matter as all the Com- missioners selected put together, and we trust that the absence of any precedent for the naming of a woman on a Commission will not prevent her nomination. Her operations have, it is true, only been conducted on a limited scale ; but they have really reached the class for whom they are intended, and they have succeeded in every sense, financially as well as morally.