its capacity is already taxed. The readiness with which 
the neighborhood accepted the hospitality of the settle- 
ment speaks volumes for the efficiency of the residents 
and the responsiveness of the Jewish community. The 
usual social efforts of a settlement are put forth ; but, 
as is natural in a new enterprise, the best work thus far 
has been educational. Among the more formal social 
activities may be mentioned three boys' and three girls' 
clubs, with a total membership of eighty-five, who meet 
weekly to read juvenile literature; an older girls' club of 
ten members, and an occasional neighborhood social gath- 
ering. Owing to the unusual distress of last winter 
(1893-1894), some relief-work has been forced upon the 
settlement ; but this has been done by a corps of visitors 
without in any way encroaching on the time of the other 
workers. The settlement is demonstrating the faith of 
a growing number of believers in the Russian Jew, that 
with the removal of the despotism of his native land 
his ambition and tenacity will make of him a splendid 
American, unless he falls a victim to the despotism of 
One of the indirect benefits of the settlement has been 
the organization of the Self Educational Club by some 
of the more intelligent, progressive Jews of the Ghetto, 
with a view to providing social and educational oppor- 
tunities for themselves. Club-rooms have been secured 
at 572 South Halsted Street, and a genuine neighbor- 
hood guild is being developed. A musicale every Satur- 
day evening brings the members together weekly for 
social intercourse. The club is supported by a member- 
ship fee of fifty cents, and dues of ten cents a week. 
Metropolitan Hall, on Jefferson Street, is the dramatic