Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 1900

Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 1900

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...balance. $18,700.79. Cash and securities of credit of the permanent school fund amount to $340,495.10. bearing interest for the most part at 6 per cent. The receipts of the Secretary of State in fees, licenses, etc., were $13,532.15. Education.--The report of the public schools for the year ending Aug. 31 gives the following data: There are 57.210 children of school age. an increase of 3.57.8 compared with the preceding year. The enrollment at the end of the school year in the public schools was 39.430. or 2.213 more than that of the preceding year. There were 1.898 children in private schools compared with1.580 in 1899. The public schools were taught by 1,214 teachers, all but 202 of whom are women. There were 1,120 teachers in the State in 1899. The teachers were paid $570,101.72 during the year. The average salary for men was $09.04, and for women. $50.30 a month. The public school libraries have 32,987 volumes. The State appropriation for 1899 amounted to $80,240. This sum was apportioned at the rate of $1.50 per capita for each census child. The School of Mines was opened for the reception of students Sept. 11. The courses of study extend over four years, and are devoted strictly to those branches of science that are required in the field of mining and mining engineering. Twenty-five students are attending daily recitations. Five others are taking selected studies in mineralogy, geology, physics or assaying. A very large number of applications for admission have been refused because of lack of preparation. The faculty is giving special attention to the building up of a cabinet that shall be as nearly as possible a complete representation of the ores and mineral resources of Montana. Some very valuable donations of maps, mine models, and...
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  • English
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  • 9781236553195