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other schools the proportion was considerably greater. Ninety pupils had been supplied with entire suits of clothes, and, in addition, a local society gave clothing to fifty other children. Special attention was given to Hebrew studies, and a capable teacher was therefore engaged to give instruction in Hebrew. Several hours were devoted to instruction in the Talmud. Of the six classes the lower four learn the Turkish language and the upper two modern Greek. It was found that the last-named language had to be made the medium of instruction in lieu of French, in consideration of the large Greek population, there being 130,000 Greeks among a total of 200,000 inhabitants. The staff in the Boys' School consisted of the Director, three assistants, two Turkish teachers, one Greek teacher, three Hebrew teachers and a monitor. The School Library was largely used by the pupils, 320 books having been put in circulation during the space of three months. Some of the pupils had devoted themselves to the profession of teachers; some had become medical students; others, on quitting School, engaged in commercial pursuits, and they sought Jewish employment in order that they might keep the Sabbath. Among other advantages resulting from the establishment of the School has been that of preventing early marriages. In the Girls' School the staff consisted of the Directress, two assistants, one Greek and one Hebrew teacher, three sewing mistresses and two monitresses.
Tetuan.—(Girls' School, 185 pupils : subvention, £20.)—• During the year 1887 the popularity of the School had greatly increased; the original number of attendances having risen from 137 to 185, of whom 109 were admitted without payment of fees. Admission had been demanded on behalf of 250 children, but the premises, which were about to undergo enlargement, were for the present too small for a further number of girls. On an average the pupils remained at School sis years. They were eager to excel in their studies, and vied with each other in their application and progress. Neatness among the children had been successfully promoted. During the course of the year each of the poorer pupils received the grant of a dress and a pair of shoes. The School was divided
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