hardest kind of poverty, that is, isolated poverty. Much remains to be done for the improvement of conditions in such territory. The settlers, kindly and neighbourly when they have the opportunity, sorely need judicious and at the same time liberal assistance from every agency. The country, which many of us use as our summer playground, is often a very hard country in which to make a living. Some difficult problems are involved in dealing satisfactorily with the situation, but aroused public interest, it is hoped, will in time lead to a demand that they shall be faced and overcome.