22 JULY 1905, Page 15

THE amount of subscriptions and fees received up to July

20th for the Cheap Cottages Exhibition is .21,694 19s. 6d., in addition to £20 promised to the Prizes Fund, making a total of £1,714 19s. 6d. paid and promised. One hundred cottages are now built or nearing completion. The Duke of Devonshire has consented to open the Exhibition at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25th. The secretary would be glad to receive the names of any who are likely to avail themselves of the special train leaving King's Cross at 2.25 on the opening day. 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 informed that Messrs. Thorne and Welsford (17 Gracechurch Street, E.C.) have most generously consented to act as honorary solicitors to the Exhibition.