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theless the registration and attendance of the schools continued to increase. The pub. lic-school system is more popular than ever before, and it is almost impossible to provide new buildings as fast as the growth of the schools demand. A number of new class rooms bave been added, and these have made it easier to maintain discipline and facilitate the work of the schools generally. An additional colored school was opened during the year, and a new house and lot has been purchased for the Broadway col. ored school. The opening of ovening schools is being discussed.

Houston reports a healthy condition of the schools and their continued growth. Some of the buildings have been crowded this year, and for several months one-half day sessions were the rule. "Two neat new houses have already been opened aud a third bas been begun, and it is thought that these will do much to relieve the pressure. Teachers' meetings have been regularly held with good results. Book-keeping is a part of the high-school courso.

Iaco is a rapidly growing city, and the question of school accommodation is a serious one. An extensive addition to the 5th district building, already begun, will supply the present needs of that section. Plans for an elegant high-school building have been adopted and work upon it will be commenced immediately. A decrease of 15 per cent. in the registration of the colored schools is noted, while the whito schools have increased 20 per cent. Thirty-six weeks compose the school year.

VERMONT. Bratlleborough employs 33 teachers in its 11 districts. In only one of these is the graded-school system in use, the others being too small to adopt it. The high-school building has been thoroughly repaired during the year, and a commodious new building erected in district No. 6. A teachers' institute held in the high-school building last fall by the State school superintendent was productive of much good.

WEST VIRGINIA. Shepherdstown graded school is divided into the primary, intermediate, advanced, and grammar departments. The school year consists of 9 months, and the daily session is fixed at 6 hours. There are 6 ungraded schools in the district.

WISCONSIX. Appleton is divided into 4 school districts, each apparently independent of the other, and pearly so of the board of education. Only one of these maintains a high school, and this school took a long step forward during 1883–86 by the introduction of manual training. The basement has been arranged for the purpose, and the necessary tools and apparatus purchased. Considering the short time since the inovennent was inaugurated, the results are very encouraging and promise to be still better. Vocal music and drawing have been introduced duriug the year, and are taught by the regular teachers. The pumber of teachers is not large onough to do justice to the increased number of scholars, and the employment of more is recommended. Except in the case of some of the older buildings the houses are commodions, healthy, and convenient. The first district building has been enlarged and greatly improved; the third district is proud of its elegant new 3-story house, and the fourth has recently purcbased a large lot as a future school site.

Vadison reports increased prosperity of the schools during 1885–86. The most approved methods of teaching aro adopted, and the teachers take great pride in their work. Several of the schools have been crowded and recourse has been had to halfday session plan. The high school is filled to its utmost capacity; during the year its course of study has been revisod, and the number of courses reduced from 4 to 3. Special advantages are enjoyed by students of modern languages. Industrial work to a limited extent is done in the primary grades. Special attention is paid to music, penmanship, and drawing, the first named being taught by a specialist.

Oshkosh was visited by an epidemic of measles during the year, and that, with the sickness caused by public vaccination, had the effect of diminishing the attend anco upon the schools. Two night schoois have been opened the first time and have already achieved a good deal of success; $1 per month is charged to cover extra expense. Daring 1835-'86 the examination system has been considerably modified; the monthly written reviows have been abolished and more importance is attached to the marking of daily recitations. A pow building, the inost elegant of its kind in the city, is being erected, and extensive repairs upon those already standing have been completed.

Stoughton schools are first and second primary, first and second intermediate, grammar, and high; drawing and book-keeping are given important places in the course 'of study.

Wausau high school is a source of special gratification ; under very competent teachers unusually good results aro obtained. During the year a school was opened in a sented room in a part of the city hitberto without school facilities. A house was soon afterward built for it, and it is now firmiy established and successful.

TABLE 13.-Summary, by States, of school statistics of cities containing 5,000 inhabitants and orer for 1885–86.

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80 21, 364

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7, 103 750 5

3, 300
2,218 450
48, 151 12, 842 17

4, 968
1, 166 650 1

350
46, 545

11, 327
6, 388
15, 100 5, 300

42, 400
101, 975 58, 360 63

31, 709
37, 818 15, 534 12

12, 839
23, 322

6, 335

14

4, 690 7, 921 1, 880

3 625
23, 229

1, 700
15, 615 16, 400
15, 995 3,990

15

6, 420
34,515 13, 300 1 3, 500
190, 321 31, 629

42 11, 462
45, 043

15, 380 16 90, 105 23, 706 650

28

19, 417
1, 885 1, 200
55, 841 27, 640 3 1, 782
8, 394
1, 885

2, 300
160 1 180
11, 678
4, 686

2 500
65, 546 20, 835 55 25, 315
318,715 119, 344 68 193, 253

3, 507
123, 317 27, 379 17 21,794

2, 999 625 1 000 206, 263 40, 804 10 14,810 28, 103 7, 814

96 4, 484 5, 390 3, 780 2 450

$30,000,000

10, 347, 000
273, 386, 325
5,000,000
71, 445, 916
29, 859, 173
50, 149, 530
140, 050, 132
49, 969, 364
94, 831, 606
31, 025, 153
94, 405, 515
:20,000,000

60, 847, 839
267, 000, 000
337, 531, 971
157,062, 464
140,000,000

6,000,000
383, 213, 800
116, 930, 760

4,518, 720
12,412, 430
104, 997, 550
2, 405, 616, 808

$267, 700

147, 187
4, 102, 275

214, 200
4, 034, 774

398, 660

624, 750
8, 131, 476
2, 941, 105
2,057, 950

465, 555
1, 270, 974

761, 000
1, 228, 340
2, 215, 661
9, 563, 290
3, 468, 490
3,066, 310

37, 800
4,513, 170
1, 263, oco

202, 700

847, 601
3, 551, 245
20, 196, 784

64, 000
8,089, 540

388, 000 14, 045, 592 2,009, 827

162, 396

$71, 933

44,027
1, 318, 087

38, 033
1, 265, 168

118, 661

196, 075
2, 972, 751

615, 649
498, 156
170, 609
394, 720
215, 000
292, 304

810, 754
2, 567, 308
1, 051, 731
1,026, 227

26, 935
1, 300, 007

346, 035

$30, 623

28, 814
1, 037, 787

18,387
710, 587

63, 120
160, 338
1,536, 082

498, 089
312, 286

82, 637
268, 969
176, 178
168, 167

558, 799
2, 980, 146

552, 627
224, 650
21, 015
790, 333
139, 690

20, 660
158, 910

868, 452
5, 469, 519

1, 295, 942

35, 497 1, 210, 196

116, 758

215, 360
2, 891, 193

773, 794
520, 518
162, 573
440, 715
215, 000
316, 118

819, 945
5, 494, 058
1,088, 005
945, 290

26, 790
1, 491, 846
355, 370

25, 736
221, 399
1, 323, 131
8,017, 683

2
9
21
37

3
40

86.), 398

17, 577
1, 632, 431
227, 725
66, 180

55, 332

3, 200
187, 289
13, 756
5,517

147, 236, 863
21,000,000
787, 498, 990
13,500,000

231, 548
1, 319, 068
9, 108, 968

25, 580
3, 252, 087

108, 295
4, 623, 231

284, 048 104, 051

1, 842, 167

63, 420
2, 487, 043
380, 516
77, 926

3,073, 172

129, 362 4, 414, 173

668, 868 108, 862

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TABLE 14.-School statistics of cities and towns containing 5,000 inhabitants and orer, for

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6, 755 7, 892

1 Birmingham, Ala
J. II. Phillips.

3,086

21, 000 2 Huntersville, Ala S. J. Mayhew

4, 977

5,000 3 Mobile, Ala E. R. Dickson

29, 132 4 Montgomery, Ala. S. II. Bartlett.....

16, 713

23,000 5 Selma Ala. J. W. Mabry

7, 529 6 Little Rock, Ark. J. R. Rightsell..

13, 132 23, 500 7 Alameda, Cal D. J. Sullivan..

5,708 7,500 8 Los Angeles, Cal. W. M. Friesuer...

11, 183 30, 000 9 Marysville, Cal Frank B. Crane...

4,331 3,000 10 Oakland, Cal* Frod. M. Campbell..

34, 5.15 11 Sacramento, Cal M. R. Beard

21, 420 25, 000 12 San Francisco, Cal J. W. Anderson

233, 959 300,000 13 San José. Cal L. F. Curtis

12, 567 17, 500 14 Vallejo, Cal., J. R. Whitaker

5, 987 15 Leadville, Colo W. W. Waters

14, 820 15, 000 16 Sonth Pueblo, Colo F. B. Gault....

6,000 17 Bridgeport, Conn H. M. Harrington

27, 643 36, 500 18 Bristol, Conn John J. Jennings, acting visitor

5, 347 19 Danbury, Conn

6, 800 James E. Walsh, actiog visitor..

11, 666 20 Derby, Conn.. George L. Beardsley, acting vistor

11, 650 21 Enfield, Conn

G. W. Winch, acting visitor ... 22 Greenwich, Conn

Myron L. Mason, secretary.. 23 Groton, Conn

8,000 Horace Clift, acting visitor.

5, 128 24 Hartford, Conn Wm. Waido Hyde, acting visitor

12, 015 25 Killingly, Conn Anthony Ames, acting visitor

6, 921 26 Manchester, Conn Oliver B. Taylor, secretary

6, 462 6, 800 27 Meriden, Conn. Dr. J. H. Chapin.....

15, 310 28 Middletown, Conn

20, 500 Wm. N. Rice, chairman school board

6, 826 29 Naugatuck, Conn Rov. E. C. Gardner, secretary

4, 274 5, 000 30 New Britain, Conn J. N. Bartlett..

11, 800 31 New Haven, Conn

18, 0170 Samuel T. Dutton.

62, 882 32 New London, Conn

74,776 Horace Coit, president school board..

10, 537 33 Norwalk, Conn* B. S. Sturgis....

13, 3.56 34 Norwich, Conn.. Nathan L. Bishop...

15, 112 35 Southington, Conn Stephen Walkley, chairman school board

5, 411 36 Stamford, Conu N. II. Hart, chairman scbool board

11, 297 37 Stonioutoa, Conn

Simeon Gallup, chairman school board. 38! Thompson, Conn .....

7, 355 Stephen Ballard, secretary

5,051 39 Vernon, Conn

6, 560 A. L. Goodrich, president school board

6, 915 7,000 40 Waterbury, Conn

M.S. Crosby 41 Winchester, Conn.

17, 806 Rov. Arthur Goodenongh,chairman school boart

5, 142 42 Windbain, Conn.

5, 900 Marcus L. Tyron, acting visitor..

8, 264 43 Sioux Falls, Dak

L. M. Cartney 44 Wilmington, Del

7, 200 David W. Harlan ..

42, 478 45 Atlanta, Ga

W. F. Slaton 46 | Augusta, Ga..

37, 409

60, 000 Lawton B. Evans.

21,891 30,000 47 Columbus, Ga A. P. Mooty

10, 123 48 Macon, in

JG, 000 B. M. Zettler 49 Savannah, Ga

12, 749

15, 000 W. H. Baker.

30, 709 50 Aurora. DI., District No.5. N. A. Prentisg .....

46, 009 51 | Belleville, III.

c11, 873 Henry Raab

10, 6-3 52 Bloomington, Ill*

19, 899 Sarah E. Raymond

17, 180 53 Cairo), Ill T.C. Clendenen

9,011

11, 000 54 Chicago, III George Howland

503, 15 | 1703, 817 55 Danville, Ill*, J. W. Layne

7, 733 56 Decatur, III E. A. Gastman

9, 517 57 East Saint Louis, II).

13, 500 M. A. Sullivan.. 58 Elgin, III*

9, 185 16, 000 C.F. Kimball.

8,787 59 Freeport, Ill..

Charles C. Spyder 60 Galena, III.

8,516 10,000 0. P. Bostwick.

6, 451 61 Galesburg. III

7, 0170 W.L. Steele

11, 437 62 Jacksonville, Ill..

15, 000 Lyde Kept 63 Joilet, nu...

10, 9:27

12,000 D. H. Darling. 64 Kankakee, III

11, 657 20, 000 F. N. Tracy 65 Lincoln, m..

5, 651

7,000 W. F. Bromfield

5, 639

7,725 * From Report of the Commissioner of Education for 1884-'85. a Estimated.

1863–20; from replies to inquiries by ihe United States Burcau of Education-Part I.

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1, 825
700 875

1,575

560 7-21

620 1, 180 362 09: 270 272

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18, 681 2, 004 2, 197 4,01 1, 440 1, 808 7-21

3, 248 4,928 1,901

1, 546 al, 430

587 4,054 6-21 3, 296 3,496 6. 792 1, 677 1, 742 3. 419

1, 070 1, 148 5-17

2, 218 9-1 931 1,91

830 773 7,000

1, 03:

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5,000
0-21 3,000

1, 151 3,010 6, 040 2, 300 2, 3NO

4,080 1, 500 1, 576 5-17

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3, 076 361 401 702

192
205 4.57

338

9 5-17

10, 115
5-17
2, 617

5, 609 / 10
2,775
1, 482 1, ONO

3, 164 5-17

2,833 71,079 | 2, 851 20, 2-3 43, 110

32, 146 12 3-21

1, 598 1, 402
3, 000

13 5-17

1, 984 891 89: 1.775 806 520 1,326

14 6-21

1,011 1, 174 92

22, 096
513 493 1,036 430 391

15 6-21 350 430

297 333

161 184 315

16 5-16 8,888 6,819

4, 860 17 4-16 1,274 1, 18+

791 18 4-16

2, 959

02, 106 19 4-16 3,711

2,70

b1, 832 20 4-16 1, 075

1, 027 2, 300

21

b802 1,400 4-18

937

916
1,283
779 780 1, 559

702 22
4-16
1,000
1, 065

0638

23 4-16 9. B19)

7, 358

bö, 020 4-16

1, 392 2,500

1, 371

6762 25 1, 329 4-16

1,633
1,380

913 26 4, 629 | 4-16

5, 263
3, 739

2, 448 27
4-16
1, 968
1, 156

0694 28 4-16 1, 113

955

557 29 4-16 3,892 2. 171

30 11, 591

1, 476 1-16 16, 933 13, 571

9,729 31 4-16 2, 215 2, 193

b1, 527 32 4-16 3. 208 2, 748

1,512 33 4-16 1, 505 1, 010

783 31 4-16 1, 330 1, 297

1811 4-16 2, 972

1, 399

61, 407 30 4-16

1, 597 1,379

1, 397

1903

37 4-16 1, 379

S10

430 4-16 1, 786 1, 511

954 39 4-16 1,800

5,191
4, 523

40 800

03, 499 4-15 1, 173

833

586

41 4-10 al, 003

1, 954

1, 198 a650

6740 al, 030

a745 0-21

a 25 14,000

8, 912 10,000 6-13 6,000 6,000

6, 388 12.000 12,000 6, 500

3, 100 3,242 6, 402 2, 952 6-18

6,082 45 4, 633

3, 130 4,827 9, 460 2, 300 5,000

1,700 4,000 1,700 3,000

1, 300

46 6-18

3,000 1, 600 2, 200 7,000 737 985 1, 722 555 683 6-18

1, 238 8, 002 909 751 1, 600

1, 247 48 6-18 7, 745 2, 484 2, 030 5, 134

49 6-21

3, 593 1, 891 2, 017 3, 308 1, 137 1,042 7,583

2. 179 756 769

50 6-21 2, 459 2, 532 4, 991

1, 525 1, 295 1, 050 2, 315

2,066 51 6-21

6, SC8. 04, 607 a2, 700

3, 106

52 6-21 1, 017

2, 393 2, 279 3, 896 513 724 1, 237 473 623

53 6-21

1, 096 89, 464 91, 807 181, 271 41, 344 41, 678 83, 022

61, 658 54 6-21 3, 515

2, 317 6-21

55 2, 288

1, 589
2, 277 4,563
1 293 1,239

2, 632

993 1,018 6-21

56 1,976

2, 011 1, 911 3, 887

1, 353

1,032 2,115 800 810 1, 640 57 6-21

3,693 3,175

1, 905

58 2, 318 5-21 1, 620 1, 415

1, 365 3,035 870 730

690

59 2, 161 6-21

1, 300
1, 0101, 151 2, 161
462 92

60 6-21

2,128 2,339 4, 467 987 4,773

1,013 2, 000 711 791

61 2, 302 6-21

1, 502
1,757 1, 707
807 914 1, 731

62 6-21

1, 255 2, 671 3, 133 5,814 1,570

1, 427 1,527 2, 954 1, 045 1,000

1,061

63 6-1

2, 106 1, 250 2, 400

1,085

350 2,816

400 750 64 | 0-911 908 1,080 1,394, 309

1, 061

418

738

65 b For the winter term.

c Population of whole city. d Census of 1896. ED 86--16

35

42 43

47

1, 600

610

1, 1.30

55%

320

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