NUMBER 53. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. FEBRUARY, 1894. ATLANTA UNIVERSITY Is a Christian Institution, unsectarian in its man-agement and influence, wholly controlled by an independent Board of Trustees, and receiving no aid from city, state, or national government, or benevolent society. Has 500 students in College, Normal, College-preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, under 27 officers and teachers. Trains teachers and leaders of their race from among ike sons and daughters of the Freedmen of the South. Gives industrial training in wood-work, iron-work, mechanical drawing, printing, farming, cooking, sewing, dressmaking, millinery, laundry-work, and nursing the sick. Has sent out 252 graduates from College and Normal courses, nearly all of whom, together with hundreds of past under-graduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia' and surrounding states. Owns four large brick buildings, on seventy acres of land, one mile from the centre of Atlanta, Ga., library of 8000 vols., apparatus and other equipment—all valued at not less than a quarter of a million dollars. All students pay from one to two dollars a month tuition — the majority, a dollar and a half. These charges fall far short of meeting the actual cost of the instruction. Boarding students pay ten dollars a month for their board, receiving for this sum their room, which is furnished, heated, and lighted, together with their food and washing. Boarding students also give an hour of productive labor every day to the Institution, and thus, with cash and labor, meet almost the entire cost of their board. Having no endowment (except about $33,000, mostly for special objects), the Institution requires at least $25,000 a year in donations from its friends to contiuue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $500-000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Annual scholarships of $40 each are asked for to provide for the tuition of one student for one year over and above the nominal tuition fees paid by the student. Subscriptions of $100 and upwards, or any smaller sums, are solicited for general current expenses. Remittances of donations or inquiries for further information may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D. Atlanta, Ga. WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? " Half dead! " Such life is not worth calling life; Stripped of his raiment; wounded in the strife; Left by the thieves, but only left, to die The very picture of — Humanity. By chance, there came a certain priest that way; And then a Levite, later in the day; But only the Samaritan, we read, Had practical compassion on his need. O Friend of sinners, Friend of sufferers, too! I see Thee, with compassions ever new, Stoop down to minister to fallen man, And calling us to help Thy glorious plan. " Take care of him," we heard the Saviour say, Before, in that white cloud, He went away: " Spend without grudging; keep account; and then, I will repay thee, when I come again." O Holy One! what hast Thou to " repay," That we can claim from Thee, in that great day ? What have we risked or done for heathen lands, For which to ask repayment at Thy hands ? 0 Judge and Saviour of the world, prepare Our sinful souls to meet Thee in the air ! Teach us to spend, and to be spent, for men, Nor seek reward, till — Thou shalt come again ! Catherine Hankey. True humanity consists not in a squeamish ear; it consists not in starting or shrinking at tales of misery, but in a disposition of heart to relieve it. True humanity appertains rather to the mind than to the nerves, and prompts men to use real and active endeavors to execute the actions which it suggest. C. J. Fox.
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