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NUMBER 143 ATLANTA, GEORGIA FEBRUARY, 1904 For statement of the work of Atlanta University see last page. The Ninth Atlanta Conference will meet May 25. A study will be made of that subject which is so important, Crime among the Negroes. The subject is so great that it has seemed best to limit it, as far as the present investigation is concerned, to the representative state of Georgia. We call especial attention to the review by Mr. Ware, in this issue of the Bulletin, of two notable articles on the Negro problem. Both of the writers, our own Prof. DuBois and the Hon. Carl Schurz, are wholly frank in their utterances, and Mr. Ware's review is both just and discriminating. The last week in January witnessed a fall of snow which is said by the weather man to "beat the record" in this city. The amount was seven and one half inches, and the ground was not bare again for five or six days. To those of us whose homes are farther to the North, such a fall of snow comes as an interesting reminder of old times. Mr. Paul Romare, president of the Atlanta National Bank and one of the trustees of this institution, died at his residence in this city Feb. 8. A native of Sweden, he had resided in this country for over forty years, and was widely known as an upright and successful banker. He was elected one of our trustees at the last annual meeting, and had accepted the position. In looking over the munificent gifts for educational institutions in 1903, we notice that the following were benefited by from one to seven millions each: Rush Medical Institute, Princeton Theological Seminary, Chicago University, Harvard University and Barnard College. The largest single gift to any colored school was that of Mr. Andrew Carnegie of $600,000 to Tuskegee Institute. To all of these, and to others receiving smaller gifts, we extend our heartiest congratulations. And we have faith to believe that in due time—may the day be hastened—our own meager endowment will be largely increased. RICHARD P. HALLOWELL We record with deep sorrow the death of this noble man. A life-long friend of the Negro, an Abolitionist before the Civil War, an organizer of Negro regiments during the war, an advocate of the civil and political rights of the Negro since Emancipation, and a friend and supporter of Negro schools of various types,—his career has been one of consistent, unswerving, and loyal devotion to the interests of a needy race. For many years he has taken an active interest in the work of Atlanta University, not only contributing regularly to its treasury but giving his wise counsel and rendering personal service in various ways that have been most helpful. To the Calhoun School in Alabama, of which he was a trustee, he rendered even greater service, sacredly guarding its financial credit and personally raising a considerable portion of its needed funds year by year. To Calhoun his loss must seem irreparable, and indeed it does to us of Atlanta, for Mr. Hallo-well was one of those rare men who saw clearly the urgent necessity of varied forms of educational effort for the uplifting of the Negro, and his position and influence were promotive of a better understanding and a heartier cooperation between the collegiate, normal, industrial, and social settlement enterprises in the South. Mr. Hallowell was a member of the Society of Friends. His home in West Medford, Mass., was pervaded with an atmosphere of domestic comfort, simplicity and peace. At the simple funeral service which was held there Jan. 7, his noble character and beneficent career were fittingly set forth by his friend, Mr. William Lloyd Garrison. The trustees, faculty and graduates of Atlanta University were represented among those present. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family and to the Calhoun School, and in company with all who had learned to love him, we shall cherish his memory as a priceless legacy. H. B. '91—Rev. Silas X. Floyd, of Augusta, is in charge of the department "Wayside," in the new monthly magazine, The Voice of the Negro. DAY OP PRAYER The last Thursday in January was observed, as is customary with us, as the Day of Prayer. The regular school exercises gave place in the afternoon to the special exercises of the day. The heavy snowfall of the previous night— the heaviest that Atlanta has known in some years, over half a foot on the level—resulted in rather a small attendance of day-scholars. At 1:15 the school assembled in Ware Memorial Chapel for a twenty-minute song service led by Professor Webster. After this the pupils were divided into ten divisions, each of which met a teacher under whose guidance they turned their attention to the vital theme of beginning and living the Christian life. At 2:20 they again assembled in the chapel. At this time the students are usually addressed by some invited speaker. This year Mr. Ware addressed them, taking for a text the words of Jesus recorded in St. John 17: 19, "For their sakes I sanctify myself," and urging all to devote themselves earnestly to the cause of Christ in order that they might better serve their fellow-men—not so much for their own sakes as " for their sakes." Following this service those who chose were invited to remain for an after meeting. Again Thursday evening and again the Sunday evening following similar meetings were held. At these three meetings, sixteen of the students —eight young men and eight young women—expressed their desire to begin the Christian life and many others renewed their allegiance to the cause of Christ. Thanks to a gift to our endowment funds of $2,000, from the estate of the late Robert Charles Billings of Boston, through Mr. Thomas Minns, executor, our permanent funds have at last reached a total slightly exceeding $50,000. We are very grateful for the gift. Most earnestly do we hope that the next $50,-000 will come much more speedily. Can not some of our good friends give us further assistance in reaching the goal of our desire, an endowment of $500,000?
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1904 no. 143|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friend and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is February 1904, no. 143.|
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