closed, so that in reality the classes counted but twenty-five.
That number has increased until now 354 are enrolled on the lists of Radcliffe College.
Every year the writer of these lines has made a report to the corporation.
In the report for the fourth year the following words were used:—
Too great stress can hardly be laid upon the value of the highest education for women in a land where the majority of the teachers in all the schools from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Maine to Texas are women.
In our own State, eighty-seven per cent. of the teachers (according to the latest report of the Secretary of the Board of Education) are women. . . . It does not take a very careful study of the colleges of New England, less than a score, to show that the ratio between the number which in a direct way give assistance to those women who aim to qualify themselves for high educational positions and those which do not, is quite the reverse of that existing be-between the num