Ithaca, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1908.
To the Editor:
—I am much interested in the editorial in The Journal, August 22, on the work of the Commission on Country Life. This commission is appointed, not for the purpose of investigating the farmer or technical agricultural questions, but to study the general social, sanitary and economic conditions of country life. The commission will not be able in its brief existence to make any thorough investigations into any of these questions, but it will be possible for it to arrive at a good estimate of rural conditions, and to secure the opinions of the best men as to what needs to be done in respect to the larger questions of country life. The commission is specially anxious to secure the cooperation of those persons who are competent to give opinions in regard to the sanitary conditions of the rural country. In this