SWISS LABOUR COLONIES
THERE are a great many labour colonies in Switzerland, but attention will be directed only to one pair of them, which adjoin each other at Witzwyl and Tannenhof respectively, situated between Lake Neuchâtel and Lake de Bienne.
The colony of Witzwyl is a forced labour colony instituted by the canton of Berne. The colony at Tannenhof is a free colony started by individual philanthropists. These two colonies had separate directors until the increasing expense of Tannenhof and the diminishing expense of Witzwyl induced the board of directors of the Tannenhof institution to offer the directorship of the Tannenhof colony to Mr. Otto Kellerhals, who had succeeded in making the colony of Witzwyl self-supporting. They are now, therefore, both under the same direction. These colonies are both of them small. On the 31st of December,