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Twelve Wise Men and What They Did for a Race: Schools of the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Brought Down to Date
			
land, with nine buildings, is $89,500, with $5,000
additional for equipment.  This school is named
after Rev. R. S. Rust, D.D., the first, and
for many years the only, corresponding secre-
tary of the Freedmen's Aid Society.  It has
twenty-three teachers and 368 students.  This
institution serves one of the strongest colored
Conferences of our church, the Upper Missis-
sippi.  The leaders of our forces in that sec-
tion are almost all graduates of Rust.

          Elizabeth L. Rust Home
  Side by side with Rust College is carried on
Elizabeth L. Rust Home, where a large number
of girls who take literary work in the school
are cared for, and trained under the direc-
tion of Christian women, whose influence for
right living upon these girls is incalculable.

          George R. Smith College
  George R. Smith College, at Sedalia, Mis-
souri, is named after one of the Union gen-
erals of the war, a prominent citizen of the
State of Missouri. Its twenty-four acres of
beautiful Missouri land in the edge of Sedalia
was the gift of the two daughters of General
George R. Smith, Mrs. G. C. McLaughlin, and
Mrs. Sarah E. Cotton, an honored and re-
spected resident of Sedalia. The one build-
ing, with the land adjoining, make the plant
worth $37,000. The school has twelve teach-
ers and 109 students. The Central Missouri
and Lincoln Conferences constitute the terri-
tory of George R. Smith College. While the
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