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For statement of the work of Atlanta University see last page. The catalogue for the year 1905-06 is now out, several weeks earlier than usual. It is of the same number of pages as last year, and contains no very special changes, except the statement of the revised normal course of study. It gives the names of 340 students, coming from thirteen states, and of 508 graduates. Of the living graduates, who number 444, there are 237 engaged in teaching, and others almost without exception in useful and helpful occupations. Miss Susan A. Cooley has just closed her active work in the South. She began work among the colored people in Vicksburg in 1865, and has spent the greater part of the forty years since that date among them. Ten of these years were spent in this institution. Her last thirteen years of service were at Fisk University. Miss Cooley was an able and efficient worker, and is remembered with love by multitudes who have been her pupils, and by many associates. The March number of the American Missionary pays a well deserved tribute to her work. '94—James W. Johnson of New York city, most of whose life has been spent in Jacksonville, Fla., has been appointed United States consul to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. The Jacksonville Metropolis refers to the appointment as follows: Mr. Johnson received his appointment from President Roosevelt a few days ago, and as far as is now known, he will accept it. The office pays about $2,000.00 a year. It is the most important consulate in Venezuela, and Mr. Johnson's knowledge of the Spanish and French languages, besides his being a lawyer, are qualifications which stood him in the best stead for the appointment. Although he is the president of the Colored Republican Club of New York City, and has directed some fine campaign work there, yet it is due to his exceptional intelligence that his friends were successful in landing him into a good berth in the government's foreign service. All here congratulate and applaud him for this achievement and wish him long tenure and many emoluments. Mr. Johnson's attainments are well known, and it is doubtful if Jacksonville has ever produced a young man that is his superior. The Eleventh Atlanta Conference Invitations are being issued for the Eleventh Atlanta Conference to study the Negro problems. This conference is especially interesting as being the first of the new decade when the subjects of the old cycle will be studied anew in the light of 10 years' progress. The subject this year will be Health and Mortality, as in the first conference in 1896. There will be an elaborate study of death rates, a tuberculosis exhibit, a study of hospitals and drug stores conducted by Negroes, etc. Among the speakers expected are Dr. Lloyd of Savannah, Dr. Love of Chattanooga, Dr. Stewart of Nashville, and it is hoped that we may have the U. S. Commissioner of Labor and Mr. N. O.Nelson of St. Louis. On the whole the prospects for a valuable conference are very good. The Annual Debate with Fisk University The subject of this debate was: Resolved, that the United States Government should enact laws further restricting immigration. The debate was held in the chapel of Fisk University, in Nashville, March 9, and resulted in a unanimous decision of the judges in favor of the Atlanta debaters, who supported the affirmative of the subject. The judges were Pres. John A. Kumler of Walden University, Dr. M. V. Roman of Nashville, and Rev. Sutton E. Greggs of East Nashville. The debating team was made up of A. G. Dill ('06) and F. P. Chisholm ('07), with A. T. Walden ('07) as alternate. Prof. Adams accompanied the team. The good work of the debaters was very gratifying. This is the second debating contest with Fisk University. "The Daughter of Jairus" Our regular school chorus, of about 200 voices, rendered this sacred cantata in the Ware Memorial Chapel on the night of March 9. A good audience was present, and was well repaid for coming by the excellent rendition of Stai-ner's cantata. Not only was the work of the chorus as a whole very good, but also the recitative and solo parts. And much was added to the effectiveness of the whole by the excellence of the accompaniments upon the piano and organ. The Atlanta Public Schools It is rather interesting to note the following facts: In 1903 the school population of Atlanta was, white, 14,465; colored, 8,118. The school houses and grounds for the white children are valued at $320,000, for the colored children at $35,500. There was spent last year for teachers' salaries, $181,018.30 for white, and $25,221.80 for colored. There are 23 white schools taught by 243 teachers, with an enrollment of 10,671 white children; and 6 colored schools with 56 teachers who teach 3,899 children— a larger number, by the way, than the seating capacity of the buildings. Hence the colored teacher has to teach, on an average, 69 children, and the white teacher 44 children. The average salary of the white teacher is $745, and of the colored teacher $450. Negroes in Clarke County This is the county in which is situated the city of Athens. There are in the county about fifteen hundred Negro families, and 782 colored owners of homes. In the city of Athens are 565 of these owners. The amount of land connected with these homes in the county varies from one eighth of of an acre to 347 acres. A large number of our teachers and students attended a public debate in Spelman Seminary March 23, between the debating teams of Talladega College and the Atlanta Baptist College. It was a close debate, decided by the judges in favor of Talladega, which supported the affirmative of the question: Resolved, that the United States was justified in recognizing the independence of Panama. The public rhetorical exercises March 16 were such as to almost make it proper to call the occasion "Dunbar Night." All of the recitations were taken from the works of that poet, all of the essays were concerning either the poet or his work, and in one of the orations also his name was made prominent. The Phi Kappa society has been fortunate in securing Henry M. Porter, Esq. ('93), of Augusta, to be its Commencement orator. NUMBER 163 ATLANTA, GEORGIA APRIL, 1906
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1906 no. 163|
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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 April 1906, no. 163.|
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