20 MAY 1905, Page 24

Problems of a Scottish Provincial Town. By John Howard Whitehouse.

(G. Allen. 3s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Andrew Carnegie in August, 1903, gave £500,000 (producing £25,000 per annum) to Dunfermline, as being his native town. A trust was constituted for the management of this endowment, the general principle of their action being that the money was not to go to the relief of rates, but for ameliorations and amenities with which the rates could not be charged. Mr. Whitehouse gives us here his ideas as to what wants to be done in Dunfermline, and how it should bo done. Good housing is the great need there, as it is pretty nearly everywhere. And certainly the opportunity seems a great one, for Dunfermline has capacities. Improvements in schools, in playing-fields, in boys' clubs, are among other subjects dealt with. This is a useful and sensible book.