History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

' 132 HISTORY OF TEXAS.~~~~~~~~~

1Cash paid treasurer for commissions..... 28,376 09
Total amount of expenditures ...... $3,596,059 15
Balance on hand ................... 410,162 77
Total ...........................$4,006,221 92
AVERAGE SALARY PAID TEACHERS.
General
White. Colored Average.
Average salary per month for
male teachers in community
counties ...................t$50 34 $40 17 $49 35
Average salary per month of
female teachers in community
counties................ 40 00 34 55 39 65
General average salary per
month of all teachers in district
counties........ ............ . .. 45 52
Average salary per month of
teachers in community counties--males
................ 47 61 48 57 46 75
Average salary per month of
teachers in community counties-females
.............. 36 35 34 13 37 16
General average salary per
month of teachers in community
counties ........... ...... . .... 43 05
Average salary per month of
teachers in cities and towns
-males ................... 81 27 53 93 71 08
Average salary per month of
teachers in cities and towns
-females .... ............ 48 30 38 33 45 51
General monthly average salary of all teachers
in cities and independent districts . .........$ 59 02
General annual average salary of teachers in
cities and independent districts ............ 447 86
SCHOLASTIC POPULATION AND STATE APPORTIONMENT.

White males ..... 225,017
White females.... 211,334
Colored males..... 74,262
Colored females... 73,342

Total. Appropriations.
436,341 $1,963,534 50

147,494

Grand total ................583,8J5
Total population of counties outside
of cities ................ 472,773
Total population of cities and independent
districts ..........111,062
Grand total ................ 583,835
149 district counties without
citie ... ......... ...........282,049

663,723 00
$2,627,257 50
2,127,478 50
499,779 00
/2,627,257 50
$1,269,220 50

74 community counties without
cities ......................190,724 858,258 00
140 cities and independent districts
................... ..111,062 499,779 00
Grand total ...............583,83:5 $2,627,257 50
SAM HOUSToN ST'ATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
In 1879 the Normal School was established
by the State of Texas for the purpose
of training competent teachers for the public
schools. Regarding the Normal School: as
the heart of the public-school system, it was
decided to name the proposed institution the
"i Sam Houston Normal Institute," in honor
of the hero of Texas independence. Houston
had spent the evening of his eventful life in
Huntsville. Here was his neglected grave.
As an everlasting monument to the honored
dead the Normal School was located at
Huntsville. On the 1st of October, 1879,
the institute opened, with Bernard Mallon
as principal. Coming liere, he had said that
he would make this his last and best work.
But the life of this great man, so much loved
and so much honored, was near its close.
On the 21st of the same month in which the
school opened he entered upon his rest. H.
H. Smith succeeded Professor Mallon, and
continued in charge of the school to the close
of the second session.. The third annual session
opened on the 26th of September, 1881,
with J. Baldwin as principal. The school
has generally prospered, and is in the highest
sense a State school for educating teachers.
The school is greatly indebted for its
establishment and success to the liberality of
the trustees of the Peabody education fund.
The general agents, Dr. B. Sears and Dr. J.
L. M. Curry, have done everything possible
to foster and build up a normal school
worthy of the great State of Texas.

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed September 20, 2014.