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The Baptist Training School.
By LUCY MORTON ZACH RY.
OMING all the way from Atlanta, Ga.,
and being unacquainted in Philadelphia
I was first of all impressed by the home
life of the training school which fea
ture has been a great blessing to me
in my work. The example of the pre
ceptress and her assistant, their con
secrated lives and spirit of self-denial
greatly help the students in their efforts
to show forth these same traits of character.
In this, the fourteenth year of the training school
it claims the largest graduating class since its or
ganization. Fourteen of its students are to be
graduated on the twelfth of June.
The Thought of This School.
was implanted by God in the heart of Mrs. J. N.
Cushing, and the institution was opened November
1, 1892. Following Mrs. Cushing as preceptress,
was Miss Frances Schuyler, who acted in this ca
pacity for a period of five years, and by her energy
and devotion to the work she did much for the suc
cess of the school. The school set excellence for
scholarship and Christian character above all else
and as it still holds fast to these ideals a student
who finishes a course here goes out well fitted in
both mind and heart to do good work in the world.
Out of seventy-two graduates thirteen are in foreign
mission fields and of the remainder some are con
tinuing their preparation for foreign work while
others are now laboring in the home field. Os the
present enrollment none are members of the Volun
The school is a
Place of Character Building,
and the preceptress now in charge, Mrs. M. B.
Kirkpatrick, enters into each student’s life to ad
vise, to lead and to help, endeavoring to develop a
disposition for lovting (service. Mrs.
Kirkpatrick is aided in the care of the household by
Miss Trickett who endeavors in every way to make
the home attractive and comfortable.
No special uniform is adopted by students and
the Word of God hidden in the heart as the Sword
of the Spirit, with the Bible as an outward badge
of a peaceful errand is the worker’s equipment.
God has richly blessed the Training School by
giving it the
Best of Teachers and Lecturers.
Some of these are professors at Crozier Theo
logical Seminary, some are busy pastors and others
are learned professors and all endeavor to impart
to the students the wisdom resulting from years of
research and experience.
It is deemed a privilege by the students to be un
der the instruction of Rev. 11. G. Weston, D.D.
President of Crozier Seminary. He comes every
Saturday morning at 9:30 and is a beloved and val
A brief account of one day’s work will show that
no time is wasted with us.
On Saturday mornings we rise at half past six
and breakfast at seven. From eight to nine we
are busy with domestic work; from nine to nine
thirty is a time set apart for the students to have
undisturbed quiet for communion with God and this
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half hour is much appreciated. Instruction from
Dr. Weston comes at nine-thirty; from ten-thirty
to eleven-thirty comes the study of Romans led by
Mrs. Kirkpatrick; for the next half hour the Sun
day School lesson is taught by one of the students.
Dinner is at twelve and at one-thirty we leave for
the Sunday School Union where a special treat
awaits us in the blackboard illustrations by Miss
Florence Darnell. From three to five-thirty an
Industrial School is conducted by the students.
About three hundred children—ltalian, Jewish, Pol
ish and Americans gather to sing, repeat Psalms
and listen to stories. They also learn to sew and
when garments are completed they are given to the
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pupils. At five-thirty tea is served (the students
acting as waitresses) after which we have a meeting
Farther Light Society.
This Society devotes its time to teaching more of
the heathen world both from the students on the
programs and from returned missionaries. By ten
o’clock all lights are out and the house is quiet.
Sunday is a well filled day; each student is as
signed to a church where she receives much training
that is beneficial to her in her future work.
On Tuesday afternoons I assist the pastor by
calling upon the absent ones and I have an interest
ing sewing class on Friday evenings.
Besides familiarity with the Bible and skill in
applying its truths to varied circumstances and all
classes of people, we receive knowledge of the struc
ture of the body; the laws of health; the prevention
of disease; the cure of the sick; the preparation of
wholesome food and clothing, and in fact every
thing that enters into intelligent Christian home
The school is under the
Care of a Board of Managers,
representing two hundred or more Baptist churches.
Mrs. John Miller of Wayne, Pa., is the President.
The managers spare no pains for the comfort and
welfare of the students. They have even anticipat
ed their need of the necessary money with which to
take training and have provided for this purpose
a loan fund. A student faking the two years course
may have the benefit of this fund and return the
amount when she has earned it after her entrance
into active service.
This has been the happiest year of my life. Be
cause I have gained a better knowledge of my Bible
I have been enabled to enter into closer fellowship
with my heavenly bather, and it is with regret that
1 realize my (wo years course is drawing to a close.
Monroe College Commencement
The Commencement program of Monroe College
for ’O6 has ben arranged and is considered as the
best that the college has had.
Friday, 23, 8:30 p, m.—Clioniau, vs, Kappa Del
tas, Essays and Readings.
Friday, 26, 8:30 p. nt. —“Midsummer Night’s
Dream’’—Department of Expression.
Sunday, 2/, 11 a. m. Baccalaureate Sermon—By
Rev. W. L. Pickard, D.D., of Lynchburg, Va.
Sunday, 27. 8 p. m.—Sermons on Missions—Bv
Rev. W. L. Pickard, D.D.
Monday, 28, 9:30 a. m.—Exhibit by Art Depart
ment in Art Room.
Monday, 28, 9:30 a. m.—Exhibit by Industrial
Depaitnient in Industrial Hall.
Monday, 28, 10:30 a. m.—Meeting of Alumnae.
Monday, 28, 10:30 a. m.—Meeting of the Board
Monday, 28, 3:00 p. m.—Recital—Departments of
Music and Expression.
Monday, 28, 8:30 p. m.—Grand Concert.
Tuesday, 29, 11 a. m.—Baccalaureate Address—
By Rev. Junius Millard, I).I)., of Atlanta, Ga.
Delivery of Medals, by Rev. L. R. Christie, of
The Georgia Tech.
We were honored in having performed under the
auspices of our school and the Atlanta Art Asso
ciation, last Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Mav
5,7 and 8, the very best production of Shakespeare’s
comedies of to-day. 'Two of the comedies were giv
en, “As You like It,’’ and “Twelfth Night,” by
the Pen Greet Company, of England. The perfor
mances were unique in two ways: they were given
out of doors, and without any scenery at all, in
just the way that they are supposed to have been
rendered in the Elizabethan Age.
The acting, from Ben Greet ’s down to that of. the
meanest clown, was so perfect, and the general im
pression of the plays so delightful, that those
of us students who were fortunate enough to see
them, have concluded that, after all, they didn’t
need and scenery. It hrs been a long time since
we have enjoyed anything as much tIS we did the
u Twelfth Night® especially.
Bewis R, Jackson,