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

the carpenter shop many pieces of furniture have been made.    In
sewing and dress making  160 girls were  taught and  some of them
fitted for an independent living.   "All at Clarke," says Agent Hay-
good, "are more than  pronounced  for  industrial training, and  the
new building is a great gift to the good work."
     At Fisk fifteen received instruction in cooking, sixteen in nursing,
one hundred in sewing.   It is expected to erect a brick building 40X
80 for young men next  year  who  desire to  receive  instruction in
tool-craft.
     At Howard  University carpentry  is the most largely  followed
trade: printing, shoe making and tailoring are also taught, and sewing
to girls.  In fact the industrial departments of these schools most sub-
stantially aided by the "States Fund" are rapidly preparing to turn out
skillful mechanics, as they have been turning out teachers from their
literary departments in the past.    But in giving this industrial instruc-
tion it appears that an  educative effect obtains that the intelligence
of the pupil is awakened.
    The principal of Benedict Institute, an enthusiast on this subject,
speaks with  enthusiasm  in regard  to it.  Before the introduction of
this industrial work, I confess I had  begun to be painfully conscious
that there was nothing natural in the work of the classes, only in ex-
ceptional cases, but distressingly like perpetual galvanizing or magne-
tizing of a dead body.     It was apply the battery, apply the battery,
until it was distressingly painful.  The whole of that has been changed
and the energy of the best educational influences is everywhere stirring
and animating all the classes.  To put the student down  to accurate
and thorough work was to utterly derange and discourage him.    The
facility disappeared from  among us, and  now  instead of deeming it
wholly useless to put a hard task before a student, I defy any one to
put before them a hard task within any reasonable hope of attainment
that they will not only take hold of it but rather enjoy it the more as
its difficulties become apparent.
    The sense of personal power developed by this work is, to me,
a wonderful and delightful revelation.




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


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