viii PREFATORY NOTE. 
towards sociological investigation, but to constructive 
work. 
The colors in Charles Booth's wage maps of London 
have been retained ; and, as in his appended essays, each 
writer is responsible for the statements appearing over 
his own signature. 
After this explanation it is needless to add that the 
following papers do not deal with settlement methods 
or results, but simply record certain phases of neigh- 
borhood life with which the writers have become most 
familiar. 
The appendix to the volume is a mere cursory review 
of the present activities of Hull-House. 
JANE ADDAMS. 
335 SO. HALSTED STREET, CHICAGO. 
January, 1895.