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Page 11 of City of Louisville and a glimpse of Kentucky / Young Ewing Allison.

longer established in other cities were combined with as few of the weaknesses as possible. Louisville was one of the first cities to provide for a practical business course of training for the boys and girls of the public schools whose aims and circumstances did not require or ask a classical finish. The High Schools now admit of a business course in which book-keeping and busi- with 13,498 in x88o. ness usages are taught. The liberality with The Female High School - which the schools have has, in 1887, introduced been maintained has re- the teaching of stenog- ' 2_tK20pa; sulted in supplying the raphy and type-writing, city with many very large and girls who must and costly buildings. rely upon their own ex- + 2 The Female High School, ertions for support will on First street, is a verv have an opportunity, free handsome e d i f i ce, con- of cost, to prepare them- taming all modern con- selves for those positions ;eie and comforts. which so many ofthe sex 2 2 During the winter have been taking during Xl l months night schools are the past ten years. K kept in every ward, open There are thirty-three l 2 to those who are not able public schools in Louis- K to attend during the day. ville, classified as follows: ; E nd t e during the day One Male High School, 2 pil age is extended and one Female High School, l ' / l j through them many twenty-seven white ward V grown persons have at- schools, and six colored c tained the rudiments of schools. There were 404 education and have teachers employed in 2 achieved success in life. 1886, and the total cost ofg E The colored night the schools was 313,571 9 E schoolsiu particular,have or n8.53 for each pupil. p afforded opportunities to The number of children 2 nany colored people who of school age in the city would not otherwise have in i 886 was 66,ooo as com- had the advantages of pared with only 48,837 in comnmon knowledge. 188o, and the average In addition to the daily attendance in i886- PrUALtt HRe SCHOOL. public schools there are 7 was 16,796 as compared numerous flourishing private schools and seminaries in which pupils are prepared for colleges. Each Catholic parish has its parochial school. The following table will show the remarkable growth of the public school systemi since i865: .NU.BER [UER I NUMBER AVERAGE It SIIIFH TOTAL COST OF COST ENROLLED. RESIAINING. BELONGING. ATTENDANCE TE..HE: . SCHOOL. PER CAPITA. i864-65 9,388 5,890 6,073 5,209 141.0 103,425 05 17 02 i65-66 9,719 6,310 6,478 5,629 141.0 109,539 98 i6 90 X866-67 12,271 7,711 7,918 6,071 177.0 142,149 8 i 17 95 1867-68 14,054 8,639 ,oi6 8,o48 193.0 148,329 26 i6 45 1868-69 13,596 8,883 9,530 8,550 220.0 177,379 45 i8 6i 1869-70 13,593 9,089 9,705 8,720 237.6 188,883 8 i 19 46 1870-71 14,574 9,397 10,174 9,180o 264.9 213,445 41 20 98 1871-72 14,229 9,457 10,270 9,227 287.0 242,201 o6 23 58 1872-73 15,334 10,355 10,729 9,346 i 288.6 247,354 89 23 05 1873-74 17,557 11,346 12,325 10,944 300.4 253,168 48 20 54 1874-75 17,593 11,755 12,807 11,551 315.5 255,529 02 19 95 i875-76 17,538 12,250 13,301 11,951 328.3 272,278 98 20 47 1876-77 1 8,486 12,861 13,732 12,293 335-9 275,137 43 20 03 1877-78 19,292 13,374 14,234 12,999 319.5 277,046 43 19 46 1878-79 19,484 13,960 14,782 J 13,405 327.6 218,769 39 14 79 1879-80o 19,990 13,761 15,051 13,498 320.8 197,699 10 13 13 i88o-8i 19,189 13,734 14,802 13,270 326.5 218,693 56 14 77 i881-82 20,186 14,108 15,390 1 14,760 358.2 245,852 24 15 97 1882-83 20,131 14,240 15,389 , 13,902 370.9 267,114 33 17 35 1883-84 20,507 14,836 15,717 14,085 376.1 285,447 49 i8 i6 1884-85 20,061 15,215 16,295 1 14,664 383.2 284,015 34 17 42 x885-86 20,964 5,795 16,926 15,271 404.1 313,571 56 18 53 For many years the medical schools of Louisville have been recognized as among the finest in the world and the fame of their graduates has been international. There are four great medical colleges, attended annually by thousands of students, the University of Louisville, the Louisville Medical College, Hospital College of Medicine, and the Kentuckv School of Medicine. The Louisville College of Dentistry, the Louisville School of Pharmacy for WVomen, and the Louisville College of Pharmacy are widely recognized institutions, affording opportunities for education in particular departments of surgical and medical science. I I

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