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1900 Excerpt: ...for me to enter into details. The teachers of
these establishments are recruited from the best scholars of the
public common schools, taken at an age between 14 and 16 years and
admitted to the normal schools for a course of two years' study.
The salaries paid by the city to the assistants vary from 500 to
900 francs ($96.50 to $173.70) per year; to the teachers, from
1,000 to 1,950 francs ($193 to $376.25). The "directrice," or
mistress, of each establishment is paid from 2,000 to 2,500 francs
($386 to $482.50) annually. Lodging, heat, and light are furnished
free of cost. Geo. F. Lincoln, Consul-General. Antwerp, July 88,
1899. BRUSSELS. After exhaustive inquiry as to the existence of
school gardens in this consular district, 1 learn that there are no
schools of this character here, nor is this branch of instruction
given in any public or industrial school. There are, however, three
institutions in this consular district corresponding in character
to agricultural colleges in the United States, namely, the
Government horticultural school at Vilvorde, horticultural school
at Mons, and the horticultural and arborieultural school at
Tournai, Belgium. The two last named are communal institutions, but
receive an annual subsidy from the Government. Scholars under 16
years of age are not admitted to the above-mentioned schools. Geo.
W. Roosevelt, Consul. Brussels, August 19, 1899. LIEGE. In 1888,
two schools were founded by societies, one for agriculture and the
other for horticulture. In 1890 these two schools united, forming
what is known as the horticultural school of Liege, and receiving
financial support from the Government, the province, the city, and
public subscription. I am not able to learn exactly what the
different corporations pay in this c...
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