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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
             STATUS OF METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.          95

    There were in the Dumb Asylum  255 persons and in the Blind
Asylum 91: in the Institute for the Feeble Minded 36, and the Re-
form Farms 1699.  This gives us some idea of the work that is going
on within the race lines for the elevation of the citizens and complete-
ly refutes the charge, that we are going downward.
THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF COLORED SCHOOLS FOR 1886-87.
                                   Schools.    Teachers.     Pupils.
No. Public Schools ............... 19,550       20,000     1,118,556
 "  Normal  "      ...............     16          119         1,771
 "  Secondary Instruction.........     31          247         6,555
 "  Colleges, Arts and Science....     12           79           922
 "  Schools of Science ...........      2           29           840
 "     "       Theology ..........     16           77           933
 "     "       Law ...............      4           16            91 
 "     "       Medicine...........      3           48           165
 "     "       Deaf and Dumb .....   .....       .....           255
 "     "       Blind .............   .....       .....            91
 "     "       Feeble Minded .....   .....       .....           136
 "     "       Reform Farms ......   .....       .....         1,699

    Total  ....................... 19,633       20,915     1,131,964
    Hon. W. T. Harris, Commissioner of Education of the United
States, sent me the following September 16, 1891.
SIXTEEN FORMER SLAVE STATES AND THE  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
            COMMON SCHOOL.         COLORED.              EXPENDITURES.
              ENROLLMENT.               Other
                                Normal   Secondary    Total
  Year.   White.      Colored. Schools. and Higher.  Colored.  Both Races.
1876-77 1,827,239     571,506  3,735     4,726       580,017  $11,231,073
1877-78 2,034,946     675,150  5,836     7,795       688,181   11,760,251
1878-79 2,013,684     685,842  6,171     8,253       700,366   12,181,602
1879-80 2,215,674     784,709  7,408     7,996       800,113   12,475,044
1880-81 2,234,877     802,374  7,621     8,372       802,372   13,359,784
1881-82 2,249,263     802,982  8,509     9,889       821,380   14,820,972
1882-83 2,370,110     817,240  8,509     9,889       835,638   14,324,925
1883-84 2,546,448   1,002,313 10,771    13,035     1,026,119   17,053,467
1884-85 2,676,911   1,030,463  8,390    15,110     1,053,963   17,227,373
1885-86 2,773,145   1,048,659  6,207    16,831     1,071,697   18,439,891
1886-87 2,975,773   1,118,556  1,771    11,577     1,131,904   20,821,999
1887-88 3,110,606   1,140,405  5,439    12,254     1,158,098   21,810,158
1888-89 3,197,830   1,213,092  7,462    18,068     1,238,622   23,226,982
    Total expended in thirteen years  ...................$216,644,699




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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