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STATE BOARD O E4UCATION.
(Ex-officio W'Sea .f TVrte")h
Governor H. L. .4H\ELL. Pretidenlt.
Hon. W. N. SHEAx 8l r ntdetent of Public W
Hon. JOHN L. CBAltaPD, Seemrary of State.
Hon. W. B. I^A.tI Attorney-General.
Hon. B COL2/k Treotrer.
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SEVENTH ANNUAL CATALOGUE
State Normal .-
FOR COLORED STUDENTS,
The DaCosta Printing Company.
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
(Ex-officio Board of Trustees).
Governor H. L. MITCHELL, President.
Hon. W. N. SHEATS, State Superintendent of Public In-
Hon. JOHN L. CRAWFORD, Secretary of State.
Hon. W. B. LAMAR, Attorney-General.
Hon. C. B. COLLINS, Treasurer.
T. DES. TUCKER, A. M., President,
Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy.
T. V. GIBBS, First Assistant and Secretary,
Professor of Mathematics.
Professor of Agriculture.
DOUGLAS W. ONLEY,
Professor of Mechanic Arts.
THOMAS W. TALLEY, A. M.,
Professor of Natural Science.
MISS FREDERICA F. JONES, A. B.,
Instructress in English.
P. A. VON WELLER,
Professor of Music and Instructor in English.
MRS. F. REYNOLDS KEYSER,
Miss MELINDA L. ANDERSON,
1. Hargrett, James Hill ... St. Marks, Wakulla Co
2. Jackson, Adelaide Amanda Tallahasse, Leon Co
3. Pope, Annie Lena ...... Tallahassee, Leon Co
4 Robinson, Simon Peter., Jacksonville, Duval Co
5. Tillman, Robert Lee Rhodes' Store, Jefferson Co
6. Toney, Elizabeth Beulah .Pensacola, Escambia Co
(This class graduated June 7th, 1894).
1. Evans, Elias G...... Live Oak, Suwannee Co
2. Fitzgiles, Annie W...... Tallahassee, Leon Co
3. Fitzgiles, George K .. Tallahassee, Leon Co
4. Frazier, Jonas H. .... Tallahassee, Leon Co
5. Gaskin, Minnie L. .... Pensacola, Escambia Co
6. Hall, Henry F ......Tallahassee, Leon Co 4
7. Hall, Violet J. Live Oak, Suwannee Co
.8. Jones, Everett B .. Longwood, Orange Co
9. Mitchell, Hattie L .... Tallahassee, Leon Co
10. Newton, Cornelius N Hamburg, Madison Co
11. Stanley, K. Thomas S. Lake Weir P. 0., Sumter Co
12. Thomas, Cinderella E.. .. Ocala, Marion Co
1. Baldwin, Christina ..... Marshville, Marion Co
2. Campbell, Mitchell L. .. Quincy, Gadsden Co
3. Chaires, George S ......Tallahassee, Leon Co
4. Gamble, Pinkie .... ..Tallahassee, Leon Co
5. Griffin, Maude K. ..Palatka, Putnam Co
6. Hadley, Samuel F ... Lake City, Columbia Co
7. McDonia, Charles H......Sanford, Orange Co
8. Newberne, Frances V..... Tallahassee, Leon Co
9. Richardson, Carrie D .... Tallahassee, Leon Co
10. Simmons, Mary L Apalachicola, Franklin (Co
11. Wright, Emma C ..... Tallahassee, Leon Co
1. Alexander, Edward I., Jr. Madison, Madison Co
2. Ashley, Kate S .. .. ... Brown, Columbia Co
3. Bailey, Lottie R. ....... Tallahassee, Leon Co
4. Hall, Marietta E ...... Pensacola, Escambia Co
5. Jenkins, Annie F ...... Palatka, Putnam Co
6. Johnson, Emma K .. Crescent City, Putnam Co
7. Long, Maggie B. ... ... Tallahassee, Leon Co
8. Parker, Lettie J. .. Jacksonville, Duval Co
9. Potsdamer, Madora L. .Live Oak, Suwanee Co
10. Proctor, Mary I. ..... Tallahassee, Leon Co
11. Schuler, Mary J. Monticello, Jefferson (Co
12. Smith, Alice I ...... Apalachicola, Franklin Co
13. Smith, John H. Gainesville, Alabama
14. Tyson, Maggie L.... ... Welborn, Suwanee Co
1. Acosta, Catherine I......Jacksonville, Duval Co
2. Barnes, Mary E ..... Sanford, Orange Co
3. Edwards, William H ... Pensacola, Escambia Co
4. Gardner, Eliza L ...... Tallahassee, Leon Co
5. Hunter, Miles P ...... Tallahassee, Leon Co
6. Jacobs, Elizabeth A .... Hibernia, Clay Co
7. Johnson, G. Lafayette .. Apalachicola, Franklin Co
8. Johnson, Lula ....... Fort Reed, Orange Co
9. Norris, Charlotte ........ Lloyds, Leon Co
10. Matthews, Lucy .. Tallahassee, Leon Co
11. Osgood, Alice B. ...... Madison, Madison Co
12. Pinckney, John H ..... Tallahassee, Leon Co
13. Pratt, M. Bertha .....Tampa, Hillsborough Co
14. Sweet, George W. .. Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co
15. Taylor, Early T. ..... Lake City, Columbia Co
16. Williams, Charlotte E. ... Live Oak, Suwannee Co
17. Williams, Julia V...... Tallahassee, Leon Co
18. Wise, Emma J. ......Tallahassee, Leon Co
19. Wright, Sarah ........Palatka, Putnam Co
20. Yellowhair, Margaret A.... Tallahassee, Leon Co
1. Ambrose, Ella ...... Cherry Lake, Madison Co
2. Bachelier, Marie A. O.... .. Orange, Liberty Co
3. Burch, Lilly L. .... Pensacola, Escambia Co
4. Crenshaw, Alonzo H. .Escambia, Escambia Co
5. Dennis, Rachel E.. .. Pensacola, Escambia Co
6. Garnett, Julia E. ...... Tallahassee, Leon Co
7. Hall, Cora L. ...Rhodes' Store, Jefferson Co
8. Hill, Mary J. ........ Palatka, Putnam Co
9. Hurd, Lemuel G .. Pensacola, Escambia Co
10. Jones, Caroline L ..... Jacksonville, Duval Co
11. Kelker, Ethel A. Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co
12. Sevelle, Hattie A. ... St. Augustine, St. Johns Co
13. Staley, Boyd D. ..... Tampa, Hillsborough Co
14. Stockton, Charles S ... Live Oak, Suwannee Co
15. Williams, Nicholas W..... Midway, Gadsden Co
16. Welters, Annie S. St. Augustine, St. Johns Co
Males. Females. Totals
Normal course ......... 10 8 18 .
Preparatory course ....... 17 44 61
27 52 79
Males. Females. Totals
Piano ..........2 13 15
Violincello.... .......1 1
Violin ...........1 1 2
Vocal culture ...... .. 1 1
4 15 19
Agricultural course ......27 27
Mechanical course. .....27 27
Dairying course 1 31 32
Domestic training .......31 31 31
1. Alachua .. ...... 1
2. Clay .....'.....- 1
3. Columbia .2 1 3
4. Duval ..........1 3 4
5. Escambia ....... 3 5 8
6. Franklin .... ... .. 1 2 3
7. Gadsden ..........3 3
8. Hillsborough ....1 2
9. Jefferson ........ 1 2 3
10. Leon ... ........ 6 18 24
11. Liberty ..........- 1 1
12. Madison ........2 2 4
13. Marion .........- 2 2
14. Orange ..........2 2 4
15. Putnam. ........- 5 5
16. Santa Rosa ..... 1 1
17. St. Johns ........-- 2
18. Sumter ..........1 1
19. Suwannee ..... 2 4 6
20. Wakulla ........ 1
Totals ........27 52 79
Courses of Study.
Arithmetic-Well's Academic, to Percentage.
English Grammar-Reed & Kellogg's Higher Les-
Geography-Swinton's Grammar :elool.
History-Montgomery's Lea dti ^ in United
Spelling-Reed's Word Lessons and Exercises.
Reading-McGuffey's Fifth Reader.
Arithmetic-Well's Academic, Completed.
English Grammar and Composition-Reed & Kel-
Geography-Swinton's Grammar School, Completed.
History-Montgomery's United States.
Spelling-Reed's Word Lessons and Exercises.
Reading-Cathcart's Literary Reader.
Higher English-Rhetoric, Composition and Read-
Latin-Inductive Method, Harper & Burgess.
Physical Geography-Houston's (one Term).
Botany-Wood's Botanist and Florist, (one Term).
Algebra-Well's Academic, Completed.
Latin-Inductive Method, Harper & Burgess's, (orn-
Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene-Draper's.
Book-keeping-Rogers and Williams'.
Greek-Inductive Primer, Harper and Castle's.
Zoology-Steele and Jenks'.
History-Anderson's New General.
Geometi, Plane, and Solid.
Latin-Ctes.,; Allen and Greenough's.
Trigonometry-Well's Essentials of.
Chemistry-Eliot and Storer's.
Geology-LeConte's Compend of.
Science of Government.
Pedagogics-White's Elements of Pedagogy, White's
School Management, Phelps' Teachers' Hand-book,
Brooks' Normal Method of Teaching.
Review of Common School Branches.
The College, as re-organized, consists of a Literary, an
Industrial, and a Musical Department.
The Literary Department comprises Academic, Pre-
paratory and Normal Courses.
THE ACADEMIC COURSE is composed of three divisions,
to be known as the First, Second and Third Years.
To be entitled to admission to this department appli-
cants should have a knowledge of arithmetic, through frac-
tions, and a fair proficiency in English grammar, geogra-
phy and United States history, be able to write legibly,
and be of good moral character and sound health. This
course covers a period of three years, and is designed only
for those whose previous opportunities may have been
limited, or whose acquirements may prove, in the prelim-
inary examination, to be superficial.
THE PREPARATORY COURSE is composed of two divi-
sions, to be known as the Junior and Senior Years. It is
intermediate between the Academic and Normal Courses,
and is designed for those who have completed the Acade-
mic Course satisfactorily, or who have passed an exami-
nation satisfactory to the faculty in the required studies.
THE NORMAI, COURSE covers a period of two years.
To enter this department applicants must be sixteen years
of age, be thoroughly grounded in all the common school
branches of study, and pass an examination in all the in-
termediate studies of the Academic and Preparatory
Courses, and possess the requisite moral and physical
qualifications. Graduates from this course will receive
regular diplomas and the degree of Licentiate of Instruc-
tion. No student will be allowed to graduate without
taking the full two years' course.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL S(TINC'E. !
Special attention is given to instruction in the nat-
ural sciences. The services of an accomplished physicist
have been secured, and investigation in this rapidly
widening field of human research is made a specialty.
With a well-equipped laboratory at command and the
skillful guidance of a specialist, students have exceptional
The Musical department, both vocal and instrumen-
tal, is under the care of a thoroughly practical and suc-
cessful teacher, a graduate from England, trained in the
Queen's private chapel, St. James, in London. Pupils
may receive a partial or full course, the latter of which
covers a period of four years and embraces instruction in
Thorough Bass, Harmony, Orchestration and Composi-
tion. Certificates and diplomas will be given to gradu-
ates only. Candidates for the partial, or short course,
must have a thorough knowledge of the theory of music,
Instruction in vocal music is free. By the adoption
of the conservatory plan, the cost of lessons on the piano
or organ is brought down to about two dollars per month.
A nominal charge of twenty-five cents per month is
charged for the use of instruments in practice.
The College Orchestra, under the Director of Music,
affords to members of this department a fine opportunity
for orchestral practice.
This course comprises at present the Mechanical, Ag-
ricultural and Dairy departments. As soon as possible
other departments, both for boys and girls, will be added.
THE MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT.
This department is under the control of a thorough-
ly educated and skilled mechanic and an experienced
teacher. The course of study and practice covers a period
of five years. All graduates from the full course will re-
ceive the degree of M. E. The training includes exer-
cises in carpentry, cabinet-making, wood turning, pattern-
making, moulding, casting, forging, brazing, soldering,
tempering, chipping, filing and general machine shop
work. The course also embraces a number of finished
articles. Instruction is given in the proper care of steam
engines and boilers, and in mechanical drawing through-
out the whole course.
The equipment of the wood room is as follows:
1 10-horse power horizontal engine and boiler.
1 Circular saw.
1 Band saw.
1 Jig saw.
1 Planing machine.
1 Boring machine.
1 Speed lathe, 12-foot bed, 14-inch swing.
6 Speed lathes, 3-foot beds, 8-inch swing.
20 Cabinet-makers' benches.
Bench and turning tools for twenty-seven boys.
Much of the furniture in use in the school is made in
AGRICULTURAL )EI'ARTM ENT.
The Departnient of Agriculture is comprehensive in
its scope, embracing the culture of all the semi-tropical,
field crops, gardening, fruit-growing, dairy husbandry,
rearing of live stock, poultry and drainage.
This department, in all its branches, is under the im-
mediate supervision and direction of the Professor of Ag- ,
riculture, and affords the best facilities to illustrate by ac-
tual practice the theories taught in the class-room. Ag-
riculture, in its several branches, is taught as an applied
science. Lectures by the Professor of Agriculture upon
the science of agriculture are delivered to the sections
daily. The students are then taken to the field, where
the practical applications of the scientific principles taught
Farm labor is intended as educational, not only in
teaching the student how to work, but in broadening his
understanding and making him familiar with the various
industrial operations of the institution.
As a means of illustration, corn, cotton, oats, rye,
sugar cane, potatoes (Irish and sweet), tobacco, melons,
pinders, chufas, sorghum, field peas, forage plants and va-
rious grasses are grown upon the farm. The students are
brought into immediate contact with the live stock in at-
tending to the milking and the care and keep of the ani-
mals. For the purpose of illustrating differences between
the breeds of cattle, thoroughbred Jerseys, Jersey grades
and native cows are kept on the farm. The students be-
come familiar with all these, and to them is entrusted the
feeding, the milking and care of the herd.
Poland China and Berkshire hogs are reared on the
farm, where the superiority of these breeds over the na-
tive hogs is daily noticeable. The poultry yards contain
the barred Plymouth Rocks, Georgia Games and the com-
mon fowls. Each breed has its separate enclosed walk.
A full an ~plete outfit of farm machinery and
implements is provided on the place, including a steam
engine, ensilage cutter, manure spreader, mower, tedder,
horse rake, harrows, sulky plow, two-horse plows and all
the one-horse plows and farm tools necessary for practi-
Experiments are constantly conducted with new and
improved varieties of field and garden seeds, with various
kinds of fruit and with foreign grasses.
Soil tests are also conducted to ascertain the relative
value of commercial fertilizers and barnyard manure. A
series of experiments is being conducted with composts,
and competitive experiments are made to ascertain the
most economical and remunerative system of fertilization,
by the application to the soil of the element of plant food;
in which it is most deficient, and the application of the
proper fertilizer to the various plants for their most com-
Special attention is given in the course of lectures to
dairy husbandry, covering the theory in breeding dairy
stock, feeding for milk and butter, and of making and
shipping milk, cream, butter and cheese, and the practi-
cal methods of dairy work in different sections of the
country. Special facilities are offered the dairy students,
and every encouragement is afforded to make them profi-
cient in the art of dairying. Those becoming well versed
in this course can readily command permanent and prof-
Fair compensation is allowed the student for remu-
nerative work done on the farm or in the Mechanical
Hall. A limited number of industrious and faithful
students are thus afforded an opportunity of paying a part
of their expenses, in addition to the benefits derived from
the manual training, but all students will be expected to
give a certain amount of work to the institution in return
for the many rare facilities afforded.
Industrial training for young ladies is a growing
feature in the work of the school. The large and beauti-
ful dormitory hall recently completed for the young
ladies offers increased facilities in this direction. Dairy-
'ing, laundrying, sewing and general housework are being
taught, and other branches of female industry will be ad-
ded in the near future. The school has been exception-
ally fortunate in securing the services of a matron of rare
qualifications-a lady of fine culture, ripe experience and
thorough devotion to the work. Girls intrusted to her
care will be sure of careful, conscientious training.
No student will be allowed to graduate from the lit-
erary course who has neglected the industrial courses.
It is a duty devolving upon every true Floridian to
develop as rapidly as possible the educational resources
of our State. It is a well established fact that a large
percentage of the young people who are sent out of the
State to be educated locate, when through with their
studies, in other States, not because of intrinsically supe-
rior advantages but simply from the love of change inhe-
rent in the young. Thus the State loses annually many
of its brightest minds, as is evidenced by the large num-
ber of Florida boys who have risen to prominence in
other parts of the country. These minds should, if
possible, be encouraged to remain at home to aid us in
the great work of developing our citizenship. Ample
facilities for higher education are now offered to the
young people of our race, and liberal inducements are
offered to attract the patronage of colored citizens.
In accordance with the settled policy of the Statsit
is believed, other things being equal, that a certain pref-
erence will always be given in appointment to those
holding diplomas 'from a State institution. It is also a
well-known fact that young personsleaving Florida, with its
highly favorable climatic conditions, are apt to be affected
unfavorably in health by the changes to higher and
colder latitudes. Therefore, considerations of State pride,
health and economy point to the propriety of patroniz-
ing this school.
While the especial object of the school is to fit per-
sons for the profession of teaching, the literary course is
so arranged as to prepare the student for any of the ordi-
nary pursuits of life not requiring special training. The
institution, therefore, commends itself particularly to
such of our youth of both sexes as may desire to secure a
thorough English education.
Active teachers may enter the school at such times
as their respective school terms will allow, receiving
credit for the time spent in the institution each year and
their diplomas and degrees when the two full years
required by the regulations shall have been spent in the
school and the necessary examinations passed. Students
are urged, however, to enter at the beginning of the ses-
sion, as loss of time places them at a serious disadvan-
tage in the examinations, and very frequently causes
them the loss of a whole year's work.
The College was established in 1887, in accordance
with constitutional provision (see Article XII, Section
14); and, by legislative enactment (see Laws of Florida,
Chapter 3692), it was located at Tallahassee, with -an
annual appropriation of $4,000.00 made for its mainte-
By action of the State Board of Education, it was
started October 5, 1887, in charge of T. DeS. Tucker,
Principal, and T. V. Gibbs, Asst.-Principal, with an
attendance of fifteen pupils, who had succeeded in pass-
ing the preliminary examination.
In 1891, the school, having outgrown its accommo-
dations in the city, was moved out to Highwood, in the
suburbs of Tallahassee, where, on a large and historic
plantation of over a hundred acres, the State has made
extensive preparation to accommodate all who may come.
The number of teachers has been largely increased and
the equipment and facilities made among the best in the
The College is supported by annual appropriations
from the Federal and State Governments. It was
established and, prior to 1891, maintained by the State
as a school for normal and manual training of teachers.
This feature of the work of the school is still maintained
as the specific end and aim of the institution. The
Morril bill, enacted into law August 30, 1890, by Con-
gress, gave to each State and Territory "the sum of fif-
teen thousand dollars for the year ending June thirtieth,
1890, and an annual increase of the amount of such
appropriation thereafter for ten years by an additional
sum of one thousand dollars over the preceding year,
and the annual amount to be paid thereafter to each
State and Territory shall be twenty-five thousand dollars."
The appropriation fbr Florida, by official action of Gov-
ernor Fleming, formally agreed to by the State Board of
Education and the trustees of the Agricultural College
at Lake City, and ratified by the Legislature at the
session of 1891, has been equally divided between the
State Agricultural and Mechanical College, for white
students, and the State Normal and Industrial College,
for colored students. The State continues its annual
appropriations as its share of the support of the school.
Tallahassee, the seat of the institution, is the capital
of the State of Florida and the county seat of Leon county.
It is located in the beautiful hill country of Middle Flor-
ida and is noted for its freedom from epidemics and its
general healthfulness. It is a town of about three thou-
sand (3,000) inhabitants, is the center of the finest agri-
cultural section of the State, and is notably free from the
vices, attractions and dangerous associations of the larger
cities. The community is heartily in sympathy with the
Faculty in its endeavor to make the school a blessing of
wide-spread influence through the State, and co-operates
willingly in every effort to further its interests. Churches
of the Primitive and Missionary Baptist, A. M. E., C. M.
E. and Episcopalian denominations, under earnest pas-
tors and Sabbath-school superintendents, offer to the
young such religious training and influences as will pro-
mote their religious development. Students are required
to attend some church service every Sunday. Daily
morning and evening devotions are conducted on the
grounds. Semi-weekly prayer-meetings are conducted
by the students themselves. The Sabbath evening meet-
.ing is conducted by members of the Faculty in rotation.
The school site is a magnificent property, with spa-
cious campus shaded by stately trees and located within
easy reach of the city, on a high hill overlooking the
Garden City, while on either side the well-tilled acres of
the college farm stretch away across the surrounding val-
ley. The grounds and buildings are lighted by gas, and
bountifully supplied with water by the city water works.
Comfortable and convenient dormitory accommodations
have been provided. These dormitories are conducted
and controlled by the Faculty, and, unless excused by'
special permission of the President, ALL STUDENTS NOT
RESIDENTS OF TALLAHASSEE WILL BE REQUIRED TO BOARD
AT THE SCHOOL. This is an important matter to students.
It has been found by actual experience that students
constantly surrounded by the educative atmosphere of
the school, show a much greater proportionate improve-
ment in a given time than students who are only a part
of the time in direct contact with its influences. The
constant association with others having the same specific
aim, the social contact, the kindly criticism, and the moral
support of teachers and fellow-students, and, more than
all, the constant supervision such students receive, make
it highly advantageous to any student to live within col-
lege walls. A large dormitory hall for the girls has been
The Physical Laboratory contains a complete set of
apparatus of about one hundred and forty pieces for the
illustration of the properties of matter, and the principles
of dynamics, simple machines, liquids, pneumatics, mag-
netism, frictional electricity, thermo-electricity, sound,
heat .nd light.
The Chemical Laboratory contains apparatus and
-chemicals for work in analysis and demonstrations in the
study of that science, and for such analysis of soils, fer-
tilizers, etc., as may be incidental to the agricultural ex-
perimentation on the farm.
The course in Physics and Chemistry embraces, be-
sides recitations from. the text-book, experiments by the
instructor, and, as far as possible, by the students, thus
fixing indelibly on their minds the principles taught as
well as developing their powers of observation to a won-
Among the apparatus may be mentioned-
1 Toepler-Holtz electrical machine.
* 1 Hydrostatic bellows.
1 Hydraulic press.
1 Inclination compass.
1 Telegraph instrument.
1 Set Geissler tubes.
1 Savart's bell resonator.
1 Octave of organ pipes from Uta to Ut4.
1 Siren of Cogniard La Tour.
1 Pair of Parabolic reflectors.
1 Acme compound microscope.
1 Automatic air tester.
The Mathematical Department is supplied with a
carefully selected equipment of valuable apparatus, con-
1 Queen & Co's improved complete engineer's transit.
1 Gurley's Vernier surveyor's compass.
1 13-foot mahogany Philadelphia leveling rod.
1 Grumman's 66-foot surveyor's chain.
1 Achromatic 54-inch telescope, 31-inch objective.
1 Set blackboard mathematical drawing implements,
The session opens on the first Wednesday in October,
and closes on the first Friday in June. Commencement
exercises are held during the following week. The first
term of each session ends the last week in January, and
the second term begins the first Monday in February. A
short vacation is given during the holidays, and a recess be-
tween the ending of the first and the beginning of the sec-
ond term. E
There is no charge for tuition. The following is an
approximate estimate of the necessary expenses for the full
Board and room rent (including lights and fuel)
at $7 per month ...... ... .. .. $63 00
Washing, etc., $1.50 per month .. ... 13 11
Books and stationery; about ... ...... 5 00
Incidental fee ............... 2 00
Total ... ...... $83 5()
A few deserving students.can materially lighten their
expenses by work on the farm, in the shop or about the
Young ladies who desire to do their own washing
and ironing can do so.
Each student must provide himself with at least-
3 Sheets (single-bed sheets for young men).
3 Pillow cases.
1 Comfort or quilt.
3 Table napkins.
Monthly lectures are given by members of the faculty
on such social, ethical or economic topics as may seem
appropriate. Attendance at these lectures is compulsory.
From time to time, as opportunity will allow, public lec-
tures by scholarly and prominent speakers will be given
for the benefit of the students, and all means used at all
times to develop broad-minded, cultured and moral man-
hood and womanhood in the pupils.
MUSIC, DRAWING AND ELOCUTION.
Special attention is given to vocal music, free-hand
drawing and elocution throughout the course. Friday
afternoon of each week is devoted to rhetorical exercises,
in which all students are required to participate.
"THE LYCEUM" is an active organization of the
students, of both sexes, connected with the institution.
Its meetings, held weekly, are full of interest and offer
exce ent opportunities for literary endeavor. It is offi-
cered and controlled entirely by students. Public exer-
cises are given from time to time.
THE TEMPERANCE UNION
Is an organization of the students for the promotion of
temperate habits and right living. Its meetings are
weekly, and its influence, it is hoped, will be lasting for
he good of the members.
An excellent library has been formed, quite a num-
ber of valuable books having been contributed to the
school by its friends, or purchased through a special fund
set aside for that purpose. These works, both for refer-
ence and general reading, are free for the use of students.
A number of choice periodicals are regularly received
and placed at the disposal of members of the school.
At the close of each term, the classes are examined
in the studies of that term; and at the end of the session
there are general examinations in both departments.
Every recitation and examination is marked, and a record
kept by the faculty of the attainments of each student.
Information concerning his progress and deportment is,
when requested, communicated to the parent or guar-
dian. Examinations will be held on the Monday and
Tuesday preceding the opening of the fall term (Oct. 1
and 2, 1894), for the benefit of all applicants who wish to
enter the .school.
The regulations of the school are few and simple,
appealing to the student's self-respect and persona re-
sponsibility; but all the students will be required t9 pledge
before admission, unqualified submission to those regula-
Students from abroad will be required to abstain from
all social or public gatherings held at night, except by
express permission of the President; and to spend their
evenings in their rooms in study-Friday evenings ex-
cepted, when they may, to such an extent as will not in-
terfere with the prosecution of the work for which they
are here, participate in social and other innocent recrea-
tion, with the knowledge and consent of the President.
All idling on the streets, or around places of public
or questionable character, is strictly prohibited.
The student in each department pursues his studies
in his private room and meets with his class for recita-
tion and general exercises in the school room. No
arrangement is made for those who have not sufficient
maturity and self-control to study under these conditions.
Students arriving from abroad are advised to notify
the school authorities of the date and schedule time of
their arrival that the wagon may meet them to convey
their luggage, free of charge, to the college. In case they
arrive without having given such notification, they can
easily walk to the institution, as the buildings are within
plain sight of the depot. Their baggage can then be
Some of the leading railroads in the State have
kindly offered, as an incentive to regular attendance, to
all students who shall spend the entire term in school,
transportion homeward at the close of the school year
free of charge, upon the certificate of the President or
Secretary that such students paid full fare over those
roads coming to the school. It is therefore suggested that
all students who expect to avail themselves of this gener-
ous offer should pay full fare coming to Tallahassee: It
is further suggested that all students, before coming to
Tallahassee, write to the Secretary of the school for a
blank certificate to be signed by the station agent selling
them tickets when coming to school. This is important,
as free transportation will not be given to those at the end
of the term who have no certificates.
Every student should bring what text books he may
already have touching the ground he expects to cover
during the year. These books need not be of the exact
kind mentioned in the curriculum. They will prove
useful for reference.
Each student should own a small standard diction-
ary. (Webster's preferred). All text books required in
the regular course of study can be secured at the Talla-
hassee book stores at the regular market prices.
Students should be provided with such plain, sub-
stantial clothing'as may be necessary for cleanliness aad
health, but they are advised against extravagance or
display in matters of dress. Neatness, not gaudd and
glitter," should be the standard.
Young ladies should come provided with overshoes
Parents and guardians are advised, in making re-
mittances for students, to send money by money order or
registered letter direct to the Secretary. All such remit-
tances will be receipted for by the Secretary immediately.
He will not be responsible for money sent unregistered
by ordinary course of mail; nor will he be responsible
for money sent to him by parents through students.
Students bringing money above their immediate
needs to the school are advised to deposit it with the Fac-
ulty, or in one of the city banks.
Board must be paid monthly in advance; i. e., the
board bill for each month must be paid before the month
commences. All bills run from the first of the month.
All non-resident students must board at the school,
unless specially excused by the President.
Parents are requested not to send eatables to students
in the dormitories, except upon the receipt of the written
permission of the President to the student to receive such
eatables. Any eatables sent in disregard of this request
will be used for the students' tables in the dining hall.
For further information or catalogue, address
. T. V. GIBBS,
Secretary State N. & I. College,
P. 0. Drawer F, Tallahassee, Fla.
CALENDAR FOR 1894-1895.
Eighth Examination of applicants for admission to
the school, October 1 and 2, 1895.
Eighth Annual Session commences October 3, (first
Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1894.
Christmas Vacation,. December 21 to January 2,
Semi-Annual Examination, January 28-31, 1895.
First Term ends January 31, 1895.
Second Term commences February 4, 1895.
Annual Examinations, May 27-31, 1895.
Annual Exhibition of the Lyceum, Tuesday, June
Exhibition Day of Industrial Department, Wednes-
day, June 5, 1895.
Annual Address, Wednesday, June 5, 1895.
Graduating Exercises, Thursday, June 6, 1895.
Monthly Lectures, fourth Friday in each month.
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