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

admission.  By a generous gift of $16,000 from Hon. James McMil-
lan, of Detroit, Mich., an additional hall was built and opened for the
reception  of  pupils at the last Fall term;  and yet, with this largely
increased accommodation, 102 girls were turned away from this insti-
tution last term for the want of room.  The eagerness of the colored
girls to enter seminaries like Scotia and Mary Allen is simply amazing
and leads the Board to pray for means to increase the number of such
schools.

     Swift Memorial  Institute, at Maryville, Tennessee, named  in
honor of Rev.  Dr. E. E. Swift, for many years the President of this
Board, is a prosperous school under Rev. W. H. Franklin.  The
Board has purchased a good property there with buildings on it which
have been improved and now  used temporarily for school purposes.
We hope during the coming year to erect a suitable building for this
school, some $6,000 having already been secured for this purpose.

    The Academy at Cotton Plant, Ark., owing to its crowded state
needs enlargement, though it is comparatively a new school.  It is a
mixed  school  and  doing  efficient work.   It has 214 pupils and 37
boarders; Rev. F. C. Potter, Principal.
    Another academy has been built and opened at Monticello, Ark.,
under Rev. C. S. Mebane, at a cost of a little more than $2,000, and
paid for by contributions mostly from the ladies of Illinois.
    We now have a most interesting work at Augusta, Ga.  Some
five years ago Miss Lucy C. Laney, a colored girl, went there under
commission  of the  Board, but without a salary as she requested, to
open a school.  The school  succeeded beyond all expectation.    Miss
Laney was reinforced with other teachers and the school taken under
care of the Board, and it became necessary to build a house for them.
By the generous gift of a friend in Pittsburgh, Pa., of $10,000 the
Board was enabled at once to erect a substantial building at a cost of
about $20,000, which was completed and occupied last Fall, and has
enrolled this year 525 pupils.  This school is the "Haines Industrial
Academy," named in memory of Mrs. F. E. H. Haines, the late ef-
ficient Secretary of the Woman's Executive Committee of Home Mis-
sions.




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


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