1900. ] OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. 565
(pp. 29-32), a copy of which is herewith transmitted. It
embraces the departments of Ancient and of Modern
Languages, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Mental, Moral
and Social Science, History, the English Language and
Literature, Military Tactics and Law.
' The effort is made each year to teach exactly the course
presented in the catalogue for that year, so that the
catalogue may serve as an accurate register of the work
done in the college.
The standard and system of education at St. John's
College has always been high, but there is every reason
to be satisfied with the progress achieved by the college
during the past two years in the way of offering in-
creased facilities to students for more advanced work.
Both faculty and students are to be congratulated upon
the success of their efforts to keep pace with the progress
of the age, in all arts and sciences, when it is remembered
how much they are hampered by the lack of means to
procure many useful modern appliances.
Senatorial and Free Tuition Scholarships.
The college has, for years, sought to cultivate and es-
tablish intimate relations with the public schools, and at
present receives into its classes, free of all charges for
tuition, seventy-three (73) pupils from the public and
private schools of the State, and the only reason why a
larger number is not received is because the Legislature
has withheld the means to render this possible.
Under the Acts of 1872, chapter 303, and 1878, chapter
315, twenty-six (26) students, one from each Senatorial
district of this State, are boarded free, on condition that
they shall teach school within the State for two years
after leaving college.
Under the Act of 1894, chapter 208, by which a special
appropriation of $6, 000 was granted annually to the col-
lege, these scholars also receive gratuitous education, and
in addition to the above, other twenty-six (26) are also
educated free of charge.
Needs of the College.
Every year applications are made to the Faculty of the
College for partial scholarships, whereby students might
be assisted in paying their way through college. These
young men can provide possibly one-half of the cost of