23 JANUARY 1909, Page 25

We mention with sympathy and hearty good wishes for the

success of the society whose operations it chronicles, The Tenth Annual Report of Our Dumb Friends' League (118 Victoria Street). It chronicles many acts of kindness to various animals, acts which it has helped to make possible by seasonable aid. One special appeal which it puts forward is for keeping " trace- horses" at various steep incline3 in Greater London. As the matter of continuing this form of charitable work will have

been decided before this notice can appear, we venture to suggest a difficulty. Will not some owners of carts and contractors pre- sume on the help thus given P The plan adopted at Wimbledon, where the trace-horses are locally supported, seems an excellent one.