NUMBER 112. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. OCTOBER, 1900. (Thirty-second Year.) ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. The higher education of carefully selected Negro young men and women, in both academic and industrial lines, is emphasized by this Institution as necessary for the elementary and industrial training of the masses. "Men of light and leading" in other spheres of activity are also greatly needed by the race that has so long sat in darkness. Earnestly Christian, as required by its charter, yet entirely unsectarian, the Institution is controlled solely by its own board of trustees, on which several denominations are represented. Some 300 students are enrolled under 27 officers and teachers. From the college and normal courses 382 graduates ¦ have been sent out, nearly all of whom have readily found permanent employment in teaching or other useful occupations. Situated only about seventy miles from the centre of the Negro population of the country, in one" of the largest Southern cities, and at the railroad centre of the South, its location is of strategic importance for promoting the educational advancement of the South. Its plant includes sixty-five acres of land, five large brick buildings, library of 11,000 volumes, apparatus and other' equipment worth not less than $250,000. With practically no endowment with no aid from public or denominational funds, receiving about one-fourth of its support from its own students', the Institution appeals, for an endowment of $500,000, and, until that is secured, for $25,000 annually to meet current expenses. Gifts of any amount are welcome, but special appeal is made for subscriptions of $100 and upwards, and for $40 scholarships. Remittances may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bums lead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. . The Model Home and Furber Cottage. to make an extra gift for this pur-This building, so long planned and pose, while other friends who have waited for, has been completed. The not been accustomed to give regular-cost of its erection has been fully ly may feel disposed to respond with met from the special gifts made for a special contribution. The sum of the purpose, and a few hundred dol- $80 will furnish one of the dormitory lars remain to be applied to the fur- rooms with accommodations for two nishing. Some contributions of bed- young women, while $100 will fur-ding and table linen have also been nish one of the large public rooms, made, so that the prospect for speedy Further contributions of bedding-occupancy of the building seems and table linen are desired,especial-bright, ly of blankets, spreads, and comfor-It has, however, been our policy ters for single beds. To avoid un-not to devote to this building or its necessary duplication of such gifts, equipment any portion of our gen- correspondence is invited before eral donation fund so imperatively shipping the goods, needed for the payment of salaries The immediate opening of the and other current expenses. To this building is urgently required, not policy we have rigidly adhered hith- only for purposes of instruction but erto and desire still to adhere. In also to relieve the pressure in our appealing, then, for the few hundred overcrowded girls' dormitory. dollars still required for furnishing Prompt responses to this appeal and equipment, we ask only for such will, therefore, be much apprecia-special gifts as will not diminish our ted. Correspondence may be ad-regular donations. ' It may be that dressed to President Bumstead at some of our constant donors will like the university.
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