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THE BULLETIN OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. Vol. 1. ATLANTA, GA., DECEMBER, 1888. No. 5 University Notes. No snow as yet. Nearly 450 students enrolled up to date. The first half of November was unusually warm. The new Mitchell street Belgian block pavement is much appreciated. The yellow fever panic did not affect the attendance at Atlanta University at all. Mr. Smith has provided the ambitious vines that grow in front of South and Stone Halls with trellises. Miss Moore's Sunday School is unusually flourishing this winter. She has five assistants in the work. The old library room in South Hall has been fitted up as a double room for the accommodation of four boys. The reading club meetings held at Prof. and Mrs. Bumstead's every Friday evening are very enjoyable occasions. Dr. Atticus G. Haygood, agent of the Slater fund, gave the students a pleasant talk Friday afternoon, November 23. Another teacher has been added in the industrial department this year. E. H. Holmes of the class of '90 has the position. The new bell, presented by the Congregational church of Spencer, Mass., is a great comfort. Scarcely an hour passes during the day when its deep, rich tones are not heard. Thanks to the energy of Miss Moore, Miss Cooley and some of the other lady teachers, there is a tastefully furnished and decorated "teachers' parlor" in North Hall this year. The electric bells in Stone aud South Halls are so much of an improvement over the old system of announcing the "periods" that we wonder how we got along without them so long as we did. Mr. Daniel Hand's gift of over a million dollars to the A. M.A. was made the theme of a thanksgiving prayer-meeting at the University. The students sang "Mourning captive" with unusual fervor. The boys' prayer-meeting, held at nine o'clock Sunday morning, has been very fruitful this fall—quite a number of conversions having taken place through its instrumentality. It is in charge of Mr. Smith and Miss Richardson. University Hill never before looked so beautiful as on the evening of No- vember 9, when the three college halls were brilliantly illuminated, and the dancing torches of marching students made the campus in front of the buildings a scene of peculiar animation. Some of the Savannah boys are exceedingly musical. Many were the beautiful moonlight nights in October and November when they gathered on the campus for a short time before study hour, and joined their sweet, rich voices in some serenade or boat song, with the "tuneful pleasings" of a guitar as an accompaniment. Thanksgiving was, as usual, quietly observed. A bountiful dinner was provided by Miss Tuck, there was a quiet "fireside chat" of the teachers in the afternoon, and in the evening a sociable was held in the chapel, which was generally attended by both teachers and students. The day was made memorable to the boys by the presentation to them of a football. The University Library is being classified and catalogued according to the Dewey system. Miss M. A. Richardson, a member of the senior class in the Columbia School of Library Economy, is in charge of the work. When the work is finished, which will not be for a year or so, the library will be the only one in all the south classified according to the Dewey system. It contains about 7,000 volumes admirably selected and attractively displayed in a spacious ground-floor room in Stone Hall. Mr. R. R. Graves of New York founded and endowed the Library. One of" the girls in the first grade class has charge of a sewing class of little girls, which comes together every Friday afternoon in Miss Jones' primary room, North Hall. From 40 to 50 girls are present every week. Eaeh girl is provided with a thimble, needle and spool of thread, for the careful preservation of which she becomes personally responsible. Pieces of calico are given to the little ones, some of whom are not over six years of age, and they are taught how to sew them together neatly. Some of the older girls have succeeded in making aprons that were very presentable; and these have been given to deserving poor children in the vicinity of University Hill. The Bulletin desires to exchange with all the other papers published in the South at schools devoted to the higher education of the colored people. Personal. Miss Emma Ware is back again. Miss Julia Cole has the Greek classes this year. Miss Marhoda Hill is assisting as grades teacher this month. Miss Olive Thompson, who was at Straight University last year, is with us again. The printing department is in charge of Mr. Arthur L. Shumway of Cleveland, O. Miss Martha E. Cole succeeds Mrs. C. C. Hendry as teacher of cooking and sewing. Miss Emily H. Abbott has the post held last year by Miss Elma A. Stone. Miss Stone is teaching in Boston In addition to her duties as classifier of the Library, Miss Richardson is assistant treasurer of the University. Rev. Evarts Kent of the Storrs Congregational church, Atlanta, occupies the Ware cottage this term with his family. Prof. and Mrs. T. N. Chase are now in Cerrillos, N. M. Their son John had a serious attack of scarlet fever in October. Miss Fanny Andrews, for five years connected with the institution, is now studying in the Rochester, N. Y., Business University. Mr. W. D. Smith of Litchfield, Ct., is the new farm manager and purchasing agent of the college, vice Mr. H. M. Sessions, who held the position for six years. Rev. Edgar J. Penny and wife of Mari-etta, Ga., both graduates of the University, visited their alma mater the week before thanksgiving. Mr. Penny preached in the college church on Sunday. Mrs. J. T. Ware returned from Highlands, N. C, about the first of November, considerably improved in health. She and her children occupy the suite of rooms in South Hall formerly occupied by Prof. Chase and family. Mr. Smith of the University and Hon, B. G. Northrup of Clinton, Ct., were ap-pointed delegates for Connecticut to the National Forestry Congress held in Atlanta from the 5th to the 8th of this month. The latter was unable to be present, and the students missed the anticipated pleasure of an address from him. They were, however, addressed by Mr. G. W. Minere of Illinois, formerly president of the American Forestry Congress, and a prominent northern educator.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1888 vol. 1 no. 5|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is December 1888, vol. 1 no. 5.|
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