THOUGHTS, DOINGS, AND SAYINGS OF THE RACE. 103
1894, the income of the shool from all sources ha,s been $73,107. Of
this amount two-fifths have gone into the permanent plant, and three-
fifths into the current expenses of the school; $7,911.28 has been
paid in cash by the students toward their own expenses ; $3,000 from
the State, and the remainder has come from generous individuals
and organizations. Students ha\7e done work to the value of $41,-
893.20 for this year. The average salary paid the teachers is
$395.58 per year.
In connection with the grow7th of the Institution, it is encouraging
to note the following: During last y7ear the John F. Slater Fund
Trustee Board increased its appropriation to the school for the
present year from $2,000 to $4,000. During the month of February,
Dr. J. L. M. Curry7, Chairman of the Educational Committee of the
Slater Fund, in company7 with Dr. D. C. Gilman, the President of the
Slater Trust, visited and thoroughly inspected the work of the
school; and as a result of the visit and report, the Board has just
notified us of its decision to increase the appropriation for the com¬
ing year to something over $5,000.
Phelps Hall, the beautiful and commodious building given by Miss
Olivia E. P. Stokes, of New York City, for Bible study, has been
completed and furnished at a cost of about $12,000—the whole ex¬
pense being- borne by Miss Stokes.
A lady who wishes to be known simply7 as an "Elderly Northern
Friend," has given $2,000 toward a permanent fund of $10,000 to en¬
dow the Nurse-Training Department. $1,000 of this is invested in
the Macon County Bank at 6 per cent interest.
Following is an explanatory letter from the donor of this fund:—