THOUGHTS, DOINGS, AND SAYINGS OF THE RACE. Ill
six recitation rooms, one music room, library, cloak room and Miss
Laney's office. The fourth and fifth stories are rooms neatly fur¬
nished and sufficient to accommodate about sixty young ladies, aside
from the two bath rooms and reception room. There are small cot¬
tages used as dormitories for the young men.
There are two departments of this school, viz.: A normal and col¬
lege preparatory. The normal prepares the students for teachers
and to fill the many openings for our young people. The college pre¬
paratory course fits those wishing a higher education to enter col¬
lege. Sometimes the young men leaving Haines and going to Prince¬
ton, Harvard and Lincoln Universities, etc., on examination make
the. junior college course, so thorough is the training given in this
We feel that we would do Haines an injustice not to mention the
special training class for teachers presided over by Miss M. C.
Jackson, the assistant principal of Haines. Those wishing a thor¬
ough knowledge of "theory and practice" and all or most of the new
methods of teaching the y7oung idea how to "shoot," will find them¬
selves greatly benefitted by becoming members of Miss Jackson's
training- class. There is also a class for training nurses for the sick.
How important it is to know how to care for the sick; many die be¬
cause of ignorant nurses. I would that all Institutions had depart¬
ments for training nurses. Some of the y7oung women after having
finished a course in the training class, nurse in private families for
very good.salaries, others attend in hospitals as matrons, etc.
One of the recent features of the Haines school is the establish¬
ment of the Kindergarten department, which is so ably presided over
by Miss Irene Smallwood, a graduate of the Kindergarten Training
School in Buffalo, New Yfork. In this school little children from
three to six years old are taken and put through a thorough and
practical drill in many things which train the intellect, direct the
imagination, and tend to make the little ones skilled in the use of
their hands. They7 sew, learn to call things by their names, learn to
distinguish colors, and in a hundred things do they receive a training
that is indispensable to them when they enter the school room proper.
Haines' School is under the auspices of the Northern Presbyte¬
rian Board, with Miss L. C. Laney as its principal. The average
enrollment of the school has been about four hundred. This is the
only Presbyterian mission school in the State of Georgia, and for
that reason it is a very interesting part of the Presbyderian Church.