and talking to them of how it might be improved. The man and
woman who occupied it were the kind to profit by her teaching.
She sent down picture papers and the wife worked for days paper-
ing over the inside, while the man plastered up the chinks be-
tween the logs outside. They built a small kitchen back, in or-
der to keep the house in better order. They fenced one bit of
land for the garden and another for the mule. Thus she has
made a start, and she hopes that others will follow the example
set. Now each Sunday some one goes down from Tuskegee and
has Sunday School, teaching at the same time, some reading and
writing, for which the children would otherwise have no chance.
On several evenings during Conference week, meetings for
the benefit of the scholars were held in the pavilion. The speakers
were chosen from among the prominent guests, and music was
given by the school orchestra or choir.
Mr. Washington's home during the Conference was a kaleid-
oscopic scene. At each meal time new guests sat at his table;
the library and parlor were never free from callers; all available
sleeping rooms were occupied. Everybody who came from any-
where, sooner or later, found his way to the President and was
the recipient of his hospitality. And all who came, black or white,
obscure or famous, found the same simple, straitforward, earnest
man, who thought not of himself, but of others.
Correspondence respecting this work may be addressed to,
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON. Principal,
Tuskegee Institute Steam Print, 1902.