29 APRIL 1905, Page 31

THE amount of subscriptions and fees received up to April

27th for the Cheap Cottages Exhibition is £1,127, in addition to £420 promised to the Prize Fund, making £1,547 in all. A meeting will take place at the Westminster Palace Hotel at 4 o'clock on Wednesday, May lath, to further the interests of, and draw attention to, the Exhibition. It is hoped that all who are interested in the question of rural housing will attend. Those desiring to be present should apply to the secretary as below. The Earl of Onslow will preside, and among the speakers will be Earl Carrington, Lord Hylton, Sir William Chance, Sir Walter Lawrence, Mr. W. Crooks, M.P., and others. Though the result achieved up till now is encouraging, those respon- sible 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 :— Mre. C. M. St. John £2 2 0 We are asked by the "County Gentleman" to state that Mr. Wilbraham V. Cooper is the organising secretary of the Exhibi- tion, 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 Birkbeek 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.