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[410] were 3 instructors and 98 students. The summary for 1903 showed 386 scholars and 17 officers and instructors. The buildings, grounds, and industries are of the best. This Missouri institute has afforded an example of what the faith and work of one good woman can accomplish.

12. The Howard Normal School, of Baltimore, just starting in 1869, has been replaced by the Baltimore City Colored High School. In the latter to-day are 21 instructors and 350 pupils.

13. When I first knew the institution for colored youth at Oxford, Pa., it was called Ashby Institute. As it was just in the line of work which was desired for the speedy preparation of teachers, I gave, as commissioner, all possible aid, and the trustees soon changed its name to Lincoln University.

I attended the Commencement of this university in 1867, as I recall the visit. The students on that occasion gave evidence of remarkable advancement. Their oratory appeared phenomenal. From time to time I contributed to its endowment. It maintains a good record, and had in 1904 14 teachers and 184 students.

14. The Maryville Normal at Maryville, Tenn., had in 1869 60 pupils and 3 instructors. It appears to have changed its name to Freedmen's Normal Institute, and in 1897 it had 14 teachers and 243 students, mostly in the normal course of study.

15. The Normal School at Elizabeth City, N. C., had two instructors in 1869 and 46 students; in 1904 it was called State Colored Normal School with 6 instructors and 404 students.

16. The Straight University at New Orleans, La., commenced operations in 1869 and gradually developed into a large and well-favored institution. Its

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