The spirit of the work is nobly sympathetic and betokening as it does the candid scientific yet optimistic spirit of the writer, it supplies a much-needed moral impulse and contagion. This volume directs our attention to just such facts as need to be burned into the conscience of everyone having responsibility for the present and future of our country. Yet it is gratifying to see that the author never loses faith in the ultimate success of the reclaiming and uplifting agencies at work. The sentiments entertained, the activities engaged in by the Methodist Church, will come as a great surprise to many who are unaware of her philanthropic energies. As a study in civics we heartily commend this book to Canadian Methodism.