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NUMBER 29. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. JUNE 1891. THE BULLETIN OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY Issued monthly during term time from the University printing office. Entered at the Atlanta, Ga., post office as second class mail matter. Subscriptions at 50 cents a year may be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta. Ga. Advertisements $1 an inch for first insertion, 50 cents each subsequent insertion. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has 600 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar, and Primary depart-ments, with practical instruction in wood-working, iron-working, farming, printing, cooking, sewing, and laundry work under the care of 29 officers ¦and instructors, in four large brick buildings, surrounded by 60 acres of land within the corporate limits of Atlanta, the land, buildings, and outfit ¦valued at a quarter of a million dollars; with 225 graduates from College and Normal courses nearly all of whom, together with many hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding states. Having practically no endowment, the Institution requires at least $18,000 a year in donations from its friends to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $250,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Remittances of checks or money orders, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to, Pres. HORACE BUMSTEAD, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. TRUSTEES OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY FOR ONE TEAR. Rev. Horace Bumstead, D. D.,..........Atlanta, Ga. Richard R. Wright, A . M...............Augusta. Ga. Rev. M. E. Strieby, D. D.........New York N. Y. Rev. Edgar J. Penney, A. M.............Selma, Ala. FOR TWO YEARS. Rev. Joseph H. Twichell...............Hartford, Ct. Rev. Cyrus W Francis, A. M.,.........Atlanta, Ga. Thomas N. Chase, A. M.................Denver, Col. Rev. James Brand D. D....................Oberlin, O. FOR THREE TEARS. Rev. A. H. Bradford, D. D..........Montclair, N. J. Rev. A. P. Beard, D. D.,..........New York, N. Y. Rev. Jas. W, Cooper, D. D........New Britain, Ct. Rev. L. B. Maxwell....................Savannah, Ga. FOR FOUR TEARS. Rev. C. L. Woodworth, D. D., ...Watertown, Mass. Rev. Joseph E. Smith,........Chattanooga, Tenn. Hon. Rufus B. Bullock,....................Atlanta, Ga. Rev. Lewallyn Pratt, D D.,.............Norwich, Ct. COMMENCEMENT. The twenty-second anniversary exercises of Atlanta University were marked with great interest. The indications of growth and prosperity were evident on every hand and never has the Institution made a better showing to justify the expectations of its founders and supporters and the proud attachment of its alumni, students and friends. The BACCALAUREATE SERMON was preached on Sunday, the 24th of May, by President Bumstead, whose presence in connection with the commencement exercises, from which he was kept last year by illness, was a source of great satisfaction to teachers, students and alumni. The chapel was crowded to its utmost capacity with graduates and visiting friends. On the platform with the President and the school pastor, sat the Rev. David Floyd of Augusta, father of one of the young men of the graduating class. He last visited Atlanta in 1861 as a slave, and his gratitude for the changes which had been wrought in the interval as expressed in the introductory prayer which he offered, was suggestive of the thanks of the aged Simeon. The text was John 17:3: " And this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Life, in the higher sense of the word, is made up, largely, of our friendships. Not to know any one would be, practically, to have no life worth living. So also the quality of our life depends, largely, upon the quality of our friendships. To know only ignorant and degraded people is to have a degraded life; to know the best people is to have the best earthly life; to know God is to have eternal life. We know God through his works just as we know a man through his works. The great Russian artist Veretschagin has revealed the genius of his imagination and skill in the wonderful paintings he has produced. He has put his soul into his pictures, and in the treatment of his subjects has made plain to us his hatred of war and his love of peace. So the Divine Artist has revealed his wonderful attributes in the works of nature, and in the laws of nature has made known to us his love of good and his hatred of evil. Bnt all such knowledge is partial and unsatisfactory. We want to know the man personally whose works we have seen. So men have always had an intense longing to know God personally. To satisfy this longing, they have made images of God, and with these images have attempted to establish a personal relationship. The existence of idolatry is based on one of the deepest and strongest needs of the human soul. To satisfy this need, God has sent his Son into the world, the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person, so that he that hath seen the Son hath seen the Father. Thus it is that we know God through his Son as well ' as through his works. Thus it is, also, that knowing Jesus Christ is eternal life. The lite of God is introduced into the world in the life of his Son. It is divine life expressed in human terms. The power of Christianity has been in the fact that it has transmuted the eternal life of God into the eternal life of the children of God in the world. And this transmutation has come about through knowing God in the person of his Son Jesus Christ. He that hath the Son hath life. This is the knowledge above all other knowledge that Atlanta University exists to teach. All secular studies, rightly pursued, lead to the knowledge of God, and without this knowledge all other studies are incomplete. Too many men eliminate God from their lives, and so fail of possessing eternal life. It is the solemn duty and sacred privilege of those now going out from this Institution to make themselves the channels through which the knowledge of God, and so the life of God, shall flow out into the lives of their fellow-men and become their eternal life." PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS in all departments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the program published in our last number, gave evidence of thorough work and skillful teaching. Especially was the examination of the Senior Normal Class, full of interest as evidenced by the large attendance of spectators. It consisted largely in practical demonstration of ability to teach by different members of the class in exercises with the Model School, the young children belonging to which sat upon the platform. Tuesday evening, in the chapel, occurred the first contest for the QUIZ CLUB PRIZES for composition and oratory, established
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1891 no. 29|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Tellin of the institutions progress and present needs. This issue is June, 1891 no. 29.|
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