NUMBER 52. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. JANUARY, 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 the 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 continue 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. [From Emerson's " Boston Hymn," read by its author in Boston Music Hall, Jan. 1, 1863, the date of Lincoln's Emancipation proclamation.] Today unbind the captive, So only are ye unbound ; Lift up a people from the dust, Trump of their rescue, sound. Pay ransom to the owner And fill the bag to the brim, Who is the owner? The slave is owner, And ever was. Pay him. O North! Give him beauty for rags, And honor, O South! for his shame ; Nevada! coin thy golden crags With Freedom's image and name. Up! and the dusky race That sat in darkness long,— Be swift their feet as antelopes, And as behemoth strong. Come, East and West and North, By races, as snow-flakes, And carry my purpose forth, Which neither halts nor shakes.. My will fulfilled shall be, For, in daylight or in dark, My thunderbolt has eyes to see His way home to the mark." "You see there were two hundred and forty-seven years of bondage ; there were twenty-six slaves at first and five millions at the last. Making it an even progression, counting only three hundred days to the year, 'and throwing off two-fifths of the whole for childhood, old age, and sickness, and putting the rest at ten cents a day, and it would amount to more than ten billions of dollars !" Pactolus Prime.
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