22 JULY 1905, Page 3

We publish in another column an account of the Cheap

Cottages Exhibition, which will be opened by the Duke of Devonshire on Tuesday next. We trust that the Exhibition will prove of very great use in showing that good cottages may be built in rural districts for £150, and let at a, price which rural labourers can afford to pay, and so an important step be taken to solve the problem of rural depopulation. Those of our readers who have given a generous support to the scheme since its origination in the columns of the County Gentleman and Land and Water will be able to feel that they have done something practical towards the remedying of a great evil. We may remind our readers that Letchworth, where the Exhibition is held on the Garden City estate, can be reached from King's Cross in about an hour. The Exhi- bition is close to the station.