Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, October 26, 1899, Image 6

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Rumor, Howover, That Boars Wer
Ropulsed at Mafeklng with a
Loss of 1.500.
London. Special.) Last week waa
ae of the most exciting known at the
War office since the crowd gathered
there to learn the fate of the expedition
to Gordon's relief.
The news that the Fifth Landers had
been engaged brought many ladies and
Other friends of the regiment to in
quire for news.
The gravest intelligence seems to be
the report of the capture of a train with
officers at Elandslaagte. for it is un
derstood that the whole line was pa
trolled. No reporters were allowed at the
front and It Is Impossible to gain in
formation, and it is learned that Gen
eral Sir Stewart White has been mak
ing extensive movements in that di
rection and developments are hourly
The news that Commandant Joubert's
northern column, with twelve guns, is
now at Dannhauser Is startling. Al
though the Boers have shown consid
erable activity in Natal, there Is noth
ing to indicate that they are yet pre
pared for a serious combined attack,
and the general belief here is that un
less something unexpected happens
General Sir George Stewart White will
remain on the defensive.
Maf eking news is still confined to a
repetition of the stories that Colonel
Baden-Powell mowed down 300 Boers
with his Maxims.
The surrender of Vryburg is not of
treat Importance, but It will be re
garded throughout Boerdom as a splen
did triumph over the British.
Some military critics think it not im
possible that General Sir George Stew
art White may be able to withdraw his
forces from Glencoe and concentrate
them at Ladysmith, there to await de
velopment. The latest advices here say that the
Natal carbineers, who were engaged
with the enemy at Bester's station, had
six men wounded. An armored train
has been sent from Ladysmith to bring
In the wounded.
Several spies have been arrested at
The admiralty has made large con
tracts for a supply of coal to all coal
ing stations on the way to the Cape,
so that any British squadron will be
able to coal without delay.
It is said that several British cruisers
from the channel squadron will escort
the transports to the cape.
The Copetown correspondent of the
Daily Mall, telegraphing Thursday.says
that Vryburg surrendered Sunday. Dis
patches from Kerch man, ninety miles
south of Vryburg. say the police have
withdrawn from Vryburg, the town sur
rendered the the Boers, the Inhabitants
fleeing In all directions, mostly toward
When the police withdrew t he Cape
Boers notified the fact to the Boers,
thus inviting them to take possession.
There was a fearful panic. The British
are wildly indignant at this scuttling.
The Ladysmith correspondent of the
Times, under date of Wednesday even
ing, says:
"The situation on the east border is
developing a more serious aspect. The
Vryheld and Utrecht commandos, after
looting on the Zululand border, are re
ported to be in the Umslnga district,
threatening communication between
here and Dundee. The situation at the
front la reported to be growing more
The Dally News' Capetown corre
spondent says: "It is rumored here
that news has reached De Aax Junction
that the Boers attacked Mafeklng In
force, but were repulsed. The defenders
seeing the enemy retreating, pursued
them for some distance. Then a
feint was made and they commenced
to retire on the town, allowing them
selves to be driven in by the Boers,
Who, eager to retrieve thir position,
again advanced to the attack and were
drawn ever Lyddite mines, laid for the
defence of the town. It Is reported that
1,500 Boers were killed by the explosion.
It Is reported from Delagoa Bay that
the Swazi king, Bunu, is collecting his
forces with the object, presumably, of
attacking the Boers. It is stated that
.the Portuguese forces at Delagoa Bay
..will be raised to war strength.
It Is announced from Petorla that an
tccentric person known as Baron De
glnsberg has been court-martialed and
shot as a spy. Plans of the local forts
were found in his possession.
The Pletermaritzburg correspondent
of the Daily Mall in a dispatch dated
Thursday says: "The brunt of the
fighting at Bester's station yesterday
was sustained by the volunteer patrols
The fighting was brisk. The Boers
numbered 2.000. The volunteers at one
moment were in great peril, being near
ly cut off, but the officers handled their
men solindldlv and the Maxims effec-
tivoiv atoDoed the Boer rushes. The
Rnrs shooting was wretched. The
volunteers lost their kite and altogether
the eperience was a pretty iiveiy one.
"Our men were in the saddle three
days and two nights with hardly a rest.
Basuto natives were fighting with the
Boers. It is reported tnai sixteen w
mrm war killed.
"The cavalry are still bivouacking
out and slight skirmishes are frequent,
t nfflrlallv that Commandant Jou-
haa moved his headquarters to
The Capetown correspondent of the
ik.ii. mii mmrm : "The Boers are boast-
lac that they will hold fancy dress balls
5i masouerade In British uniforms
at Capetown and Durban by the end
tC2Z- another I12S.0OO of Trans
vaal gold has been seised aboard the
atsaajer Avondale Castle, at Delagoa
It ' Is rumored Id London that the
gaiwi squadron nas oeen wwreu
to Queeastown.
London.-(Pcll )-hM dispatches
L...i. MMMftiiRi the military situ
- If BMfTIBJ UU1 I mwnuciii.
Som in Natal are published by the
r. ii-w f Ugi'pa:
i.h Wednesday afternoon-
Hews arrived this afternoon that the
Been have again
T2V -iam nf our lines, and are now
occupying Acton Homes, our patrols
taring reureu
p . nftiMM have come down
iM Dundee. The banks have moved
tv books anil pews.
say that the Boers
JLh.. have twelve guns.
goods from th place to hi cart. The
culprit waa placed In the Dundee Jail.
It Is reported that Dlnliulu, the Zulu
chief, ha held an 'Indaba' near Isan
dula. HI attitude la loyal to Great
The latest Intelligence la to the effect
that the Boers have approached Beat
er's station. Firing waa begun and
our irregulars replied. The enemy
brought up cannon, but the volunteers
held their ground. Up to the hour of
wiring few had been wounded.
General Joubert arrived In Newcastle
Orange River. (Special.) The Boers
suffered a reverse on Sunday at Sphuit
fonteln, ten miles south of Kimberley.
An armored train went out to bring In
a train went out to bring In a train
reported to have been captured by the
Boers near Sphultfontein siding.
A party of Boers who were camped
nearby, lowered the railway signal and
displayed a white flag, presumably with
the idea of Inducing the train to pro
ceed. The driver suspected that the
Boers were In possession and stopped
the train, whereupon the Boers Issued
in large force and opened fire, but with
out any effect The soldiers replied
from the train and about half a doren
Boers were killed. The British were
Seven hundred Boers surprised a
party of thirteen Cape Colony police
who were guarding the railway at Rlv
erton road, eighteen miles north of
Kimberley on Sunday morning. The po
lice retired. A terrific explosion was
heard later and It is believed that the
Boers blew up the station.
A relief party of twenty-five police
sent from Kimberley met the Boers
near Riverton. The enemy displayed
a white flag to Induce the troops to fall
into their trap, but the police were or
dered to retire. Then the Boers opened
a heavy fire upon them, discharging
about 400 rounds. A bullet struck the
horse of Surgeon Major Sullivan who,
with a trooper whose horse had stum
bled and dismounted him, was cap
London. (Special.) The Dally Tele
graph publishes the following dispatch:
Ladysmith, Thursday afternoon The
Boers have captured, near Elandslaag
te, a train which left Ladysmith at half
past twelve. There were in it several
officers and a few men, all going to
Glencoe, or Dundee. Fortunately the
10:30 train, which contained one of your
correspondents, got through safely.
The enemy have cut the wires, sev
ering telegraphic communication with
Glencoe. The news was first received
from the station master at Elands
laagte, who wired:
I see Boers near the line, wnai
shall I do?"
Ladysmith answered: Let train run
ahead at full speed."
It did so, making for the north ot
Elandslaagte. The official said:
Boers are mustering ana nnng to
stop train and have stopped It. What
shall I do? Must I go?"
"Yes, go," was the reply.
Thereupon . the messages ceased
Since then the line has been blocked.
Probably the station master escaped.
Glencoe Camp. (Special.) A report
reached the camp today that the Boers
had been sighted seven miles out. A
squadron of the Eighteenth Hussars,
under command of Major Laming, rode
out, an dthe advanced officers' patrol,
after reaching the brow of the hill be
yond Hattlngsprut station, discovered
strong advance party ot Boers. Ine
Hussars retired on the main body,
which had been moved under cover
and made ready to fire had the Boers
continued their advance.
The wily enemy were not to be drawn
out. In fact, having met men who were
their equals, If not their superiors, in
swift tactical movements, they, alter
delivering their fire, hesitated, aparent-
ly staggered at their poor success wun
the rifles, and perceiving that the Hus
sars had maneuvered out of range, they
turned quickly and retired. The fail
ing light alone prevented the Hussars
from following up their advantage ana
the enemr falling to make a further
advance the Hussars returned to camp.
Tendon fSoeciaL) Natal again lays
claim to a share of the attention which,
during the last few days, has been fo
cused upon the beleagured garrison at
Mafeklng. The comoinea aavance i
th. nnr forces uoon the positions held
by the British general commanding in
Natal, Sir George Stewart White, has
already occasioned a sharp affair of
outposts, which possibly has since de
veloped into a pitched battle.
The Boers, according i ue micoi in
formation at hand, do not appear to
hn driven back. Perhaps, how
ever, their movements are only part o(
a general plan to isolate
and Glencoe from the south. The sim
ultaneous Boer movements from Acton
Homt-s, from the west and from
Rorke's drift and Helpmakaar from the
east, may indicate a projected attack
upon the railway pew .....
',.i from the east also suggests
an attack on the railway at Wasch-
bank between Laaysmun uu
Durban, Natal. (Sepcla!.) According
to Information obtained from an au
thoritative Boer source it Is Intended
that i 000 Boers shall enter Natal by
way of Isandhlvana, in the direction of
the Umvotl country.
The Boers oo nui
Swaslland. as in the event of victory
they could easily return there, and all
the Boers are nu --
present. Patrol slrmlshes are reported
near Glencoe and Ladysmith.
Washington. D. C Oeneral Otis re
ported to the war department the fol
lowing casual"-.
Kllled-Slxth infantry near CebuJsN
and of Cebu, September II. A. Charles
U Cotay. Daniel E. Adams. Seven
teenth Infantry, st Angeles .October I
L, Wl llsm Karaer. imry
ry, at Porac October 17, H, Willard
Wounded-October la, at KAngeies,
Acting Assistant Surgeon H. Eugene
Waffordreast, .light;! Sixth Infantry,
near Cebu, Islad of Cebu. Sept. II. A.
William Biovau, .' .7u
Horace Hutchinson, nates, severe; 4th
mraTtry, near San Nicholas .Vct ' ,
James O'Reilly, hand, slight; Ninth In
fantry, t Angeles, Oct. Is, D (tori.
K. Webster, head, moderate; H, John
Kelly thigh moderate; I. Albert Du
rand I back, severe; Charles 8. Wilson,
a Heventeenth Infantry. A,
Corporal Henry Kosser head,
B William Crosby, thigh, slight; H,
Joseph B. Thockery. larynx, severe;
Thomas E. Scully, thigh; Sixteenth in
f.ntrv. at Oulgulnto, Oct. II. F, Thos.
Lunch, side, severe; Leslie Shores, foot
severe: Fourth cavalry, near Arsyat
ZZri n rirst Sergeant Oustav Will
arm. moderate; Matthew Klllon. leg,
moderate; Thlrty-sUth Infantry, at Po
SZoctober 11, M, lam Wllllams.cheek,
National Boss of Republican Party
Gives Notice of Its Support of
the Monopolies.
Cleveland. O. (Special.) Senator M.
A. Hanna in a speech before the Fifth
District Republican club, defined his
position regarding the trusts. On this
subject he said:
"The democrats say I am afraid to
talk about the trusts. That settles It.
I'm going to talk about them. This
combination of capital for one purpose
or another Is not a political question
at all. It is a business question and
ought not to have been brought Into
politics. When our industries were In
their infancy England and other coun
tries came along and sold goods In this
country at prices less than asked in
their own country. Then followed the
protective tariff law, enacted by that
friend of the workingman, William Mc
Klnley. Having setuied this protection
American manufacturers went abroad.
They are making rapid strides, and
successfully competing with the whole
world. Jt Is evident they cannot con
tinue to do so unless they have com
bined capital. We ought to own and
control our own merrhant vessels. We
would then be In shape to make our
own rates and compete with other na
tions on an equal rating. We have
leached a stage where we are doing
more exporting than impo ng. The
last year was the first year hi the his
tory of the country that this was true,
but we must look to the future. We
must stand prepared for the changes
that are bound to tome.
"This formation of combines is sim
ply an evolution In business methods.
Should railways own their own steam
ship lines there would be a marked
change in the rates. All this requires
capital, and such a tremendouB amount
that no ordinary corporation could
stand it. The so-called trusts are not
new. They have been found in Eng
land and Germany as far back as 200
years and are increasing.
"Therefore, from a business point of
view the formatton of these combina
tions In one sense is one step forward.
The democrats would have you believe
that they are terrible anacondas and
will swallow us up.
"However, if the trusts are a menace
to the country what party better than
the republican can give you relief?
WThen it comes down to plain facts the
various labor organizations are a sort
of trust, and I believe in them and al
ways have. They are, I believe, for
the purpose of helping the Individual
members. The employer should go
hand In hand with the organizations of
the employed. In that way much good
could be done."
New Orleans. La. One case yellow
fever; no deaths.
Sydney, N. 8. W. The New South
Wales assembly has decided to dis
patch a contingent of troops to the
Cleveland, O. Chas. Westley one of
the veteran hotel men of the country
and proprietor of the Weddeli house, is
New York. Leslie McLeod. editor of
the Trotter and Pacer, and one ot the
best known writers on the harness
horse in America, is dead, aged 37.
ri!iiitihi n The fourteenth annual
convention of the Brotherhood of SL
Andrew openea ii tns cuy. ure
than 600 delegates have arrived and
others are expected.
I ...Unn Lv Rlohard Prnlrer ham
1A . ' . B -,J . - J ...v . - - - .
through correspondence, purchased of
Clay at wooarora, jiiusru, a wurouiu-
r Ha will shin her to
England. The price is private.
lnaon. A provincial yayer 10 au
thority for the statement that If the
ct.aMvvis.ir foil tn t&.n trip America's
cup Mr. Lever, a millionaire soap man
ufacturer, inlenas to issue a cnatienge
for a series of races tn 1900.
Washington, D. C Surgeon General
Sternberg has received a dispatch from
Gibraltar stating that the transport
Missouri with a large quantity of med
ical supplies and a number of nurses,
sailed for Manila after having been
detained for some days for minor re
pairs. Washington, D. C The Haytleirgov
ernment has nominated Judge Day as
the sole arbitrator In the pending Metz
gar claim against Haytl, for damages
sustained through the Infringement of
a certat concession. The nomination
has been confirmed by the state de
partment. Washington, If. C Comnglssloner
Herrman of the general land office has
decided In a case In Colorado that It
is unlawful to take coal from public
lands under a coal declaratory state
ment and the parties purchasing the
coal thus obtained can be held respon
sible for the sapie until the government
. I ri full TUlUfRKllin
si Paul Minn. The Evangelical As
sociation convention adopted resolu
tions protesting against me aommaiitc
of Brlgham H. Roberts of Utah to
membership In the house of representa
tives, deploring the existence of the
army canteen and calling on the presi
dent to enforce the law for Its suppres
Chicago, III "The adulteration oi
n nl (hA enfnrrpment of the
iw. " " . '
j.im .nrl fnrwt laws" were the subjects
of general discussion at today's session
of the National Associauuii ii oiv
Dairy and Food departments. Nearly
forty dairy and food commissioners of
thirteen states were in ii(non.
Savannah Ga. The British steamer
MK4riM hit hrn nnsted at London
t ruivi va - .
as missing. She cleared this port Au
gust II In cbsrge or capisin
Wortloman and twenty-four men. Her
cargo was phosphate rock.
Savannah. Ga. The British steamer
Laic ham has been reported as missing.
uk. .l.ararl from Pensacola August I
and sailed one day later. Her cargo
consisted of timber, one camea a crew
of twenty-four, inciuaing .spiain
xr. Turk Henrv O. Hilton has be-
gun a contest to the probating of the
..m r hi father, the late Judge Henry
Hilton. Mr. Hilton asserts his father
was mentally Incspacltated from mak
ing such a paper as he was under un-
Millnn la rut off with S
provisional bequest of $11,000 out of the
$5,000,000 estate.
Canton, Miss. (Special.) The family
of J. O. Oambrlll, consisting of Mrs.
Gambrill, two grown daughters and
two little boys, were found dead In the
ruins of their home at St. Anns, Leak
..r.t this state. At first it was
thought they had been suffocated by
.i.. whiti ripai roved their home,
but evidence was found leading to the
belief that they were murarrea nu
.. ih hmia was robbed and then
burned to conceal the crime. There Is
no doe to the murderers.
It costs New Tork state $4,000,000 a
ear to care for Its Insape.
A new brand of whiskey is called
"The Dewey." It must be an eye-opener.
Nevertheless and notwithstanding,
the lion's roar has not yet curled Oom
Paul's whiskers.
The latest German census shows the
population of the empire to be 51,770.000
of whom 25,410.000 are males and 2,-
360,000 females.
The leather and shoe trust has gath
ered in the patentees of shoemaklng
machinery. Unlike most trusts, this
one cannot be classed as without a sole.
Vandals and souvenir hunters have
not taktn all of the Arch of Victory at
Madison Square. New York City. Some
of It was nailed down and the nails
For want of a live subject, some of
the shouters are exercising their lungs
on the Sunday question. There is no
question about Sunday beir.g with us.
It has become a fixture.
Swearing In Camden, N. J., under
certain conditions, costs 12. 50 a word.
That is the price fixed by a local court
when the swear words are hurled at
the court itself. Usually swearing is
cheap In court.
An Item Is going the rounds telling
an anxious world that "Marcus Stone,
K A., began to draw when he was
only 4 years old." Only four? Most
youngsters draw long before that nge.
A Missouri Inspector who sought to
inspect a St. Joe brewery was en
Joined by a local court. Things have
come to a pretty pass when a Missouri
official cannot tap the fountain head
for a load.
TV. r9 Ttirkd flU ! W h (a tO
1 MC It ' ' 1 1 111- . - ....-, I
hold a patriotic celebration. It len't
noMMaara at all Thl cm 1 11 1 T V I H readV
to admit from the evidence at hand
that Three Oaks has strong, neauny
lungs and a foghorn voire. Hut a good
thing can be overworked.
.J rt iiiai .. . . . -
home for a day or two the deep mut
lerlnes of treason nearly ought to be
stifled forthwith. A resident of the
Empire state published his wife as a
deserter because she rebelled and went
to New York City to welcome Dewey.
The case calls forth strenuous endea
vor to vindicate patriotism and stamp
out domestic tyranny.
T ! .1 . . m a n n.Virt tlflR been 8U-
A v.ircitt"i wv.ii - -
Ing for divorce has been ordered to
pay $4 a week alimony to her nusuana
pending the aecision oi me
a i Y.ar n a at not Included in the
n iiv win -
1. 1 . . . .i ii. r.f a'aHillnr oresents re-
uuuiinucru " . - . - - - - '
..i Jt Kr . nonrlv married M ssourl
couple was a receipt for ten years'
back subscription aue iroro m
. ... .v.. noitrnhnrlnir county pa-
ii unc vfc v.. - -
pers, the generous contribution of the
big-hearted puDiisner.
. i-- j...i. Minri nf Mlnneanolls
in uir uiDuii.1 " - -
,r-. a in. u rooonilv irlven a dl-
nitie 1 1 " " " .
!, iv. rirht to resume her
maiden name, which was Kate Scha-
frankowa. in rendering -
. i .. . "ru0.a r.f divorce will be
entered with costs assessed to defend-
and, and plaintiff is anowea 10 iuo
the name or or me one one
urv-tn-rlate allegation as
ground for asking for a separation from
her husband is brought by Mrs. Sam
uel Goldfarb of New York, who sy
Mr. Goldfarb Is too ugiy w
.' rVu... ..,-., married In 1S90 the
husband has spent a small fortune, It
Is said, in complexion iroiiu -v
...in. hut til ithe woman says he
urauuiiw. - ----- -----
does not come up to her Ideal.
.i,i in v.w York that Charles
Belmont Davis, brother of the novel
ist Is paying martteo auenuou ..
....I i ii.rn.mnrc at whose shrlns
Richard Harding Davis was once a
worshiper. The reason ior vrr.ir....
that a matrimonial engagement may be
the outcome appears to be that Miss
Barrymore ana sr. j.. -" -ml
. ik..i matinee lastTues-
logeiner i . 111 " ' . . .
day Instead of being at the yacht race
with everybody eise.
ii-. ...ot Mortrvman SflVS
AH Clgll" ..r..r -
that In his parlih It was q u t e he
- k. man when giving the
ring In the marriage ; ceremony to say
to the woman: v mi uu -
. itv ail mv hurdle goods
I thee and thou." He said the women
were better up in ln'"m"
.1 . v.. men One day. how
ever, the bride startled him by prom
ising in what sne suppor w -"
- rvravor book, to take
ifer husband -to 'and 'old from this
day fornl't for betterer """" ' ;
er power. In siggernes health, to love
berries and to bay." What mean ng
this extraordinary vow conveyed to the
woman's own mind, the incumbent said,
baffled him to conjecture.
tv,o treet car conductor Is a way
faring Individual.
vioat thine- come to those who hustle
while they wait.
Th. miiiiiulication table furnishes the
miser food for thought.
A eruard chain should always be on
the watch.
l .-a arllrlfd COlnS Of DIbUS-
blllty from the mint of deception.
y-.i... rwnnie half a chance and
they'll take the other half.
It Is easier for a man to forgive his
enemies than to forgive his friends.
. . t. i.... .aV that matrimony Is
one of the blanks In the lottery of love
The more a man in w
he Isn't a fool the more he proves he Is.
Shots from the pulpit usualy psss
over the heads of the sinners In the
front row.
A clock keeps right on working when
It goes on a strike; that's where It gets
the bulge on a man.
A Kentucky man recently married his
aunt As he Is now his own uncle he
will probably wear his watch regularly.
The man who can afford love In a
cottage st the seashore can afford a
brownstone front la town with the ad
vent of winter.
There are two reasons why some peo
ple fall to mind their own business; one
Is that they haven't any business and
the other Is they haven't any mind.
No time is wasted In oiling the wheel
of life.
Tou may oppress th truth, but yoa
cannot suppress it.
The wires of the prayer telephone are
safest In stormy weather.
The preacher who starves his head
cennot feed lil people's hearts.
A LIUI History In Regard to the, Regents of the Nebraeka Stato Onlvar.
. . . . i & . . I DiiaMaii.
Slly ana anguiui mi
The republican party of Nebraska In
Its state platform makes the following
dtclaration regarding agricultural ed
ucation In Nebraska:
"The republican party recognises the
importance of agriculture and the ne
cessity of promoting agricultural edu
cation. Through the foresight and wis
dom of honored members of the party
the Nebraska university enjoys the
benefits of national appropriations for
this purpose. We have pride In the
work along this line now being done
by our chief Institution of learning and
pledge continued and faithful efforts
to the end that all such funds shall be
properly administered."
This plank of the party platform Is
an undisguised bait for fanners' votes,
nd since two of the three state offi
cers to be elected this year are regents
of the state university, It Is pertinent
to Inquire "what is the good work
now being done by our chief Institu
tion of learning" In which "we." the
republican party, "have pride?" To get
at the facts It is necessary to go a
little Into the history of the Nebraska
state university, the custodian of the
national funds entrusted to Nebraska
for agricultural education.
In 182, the late Justin Morril of Ver
mont secured the passage by the Unit
ed States congress of a law granting
certain public lands to all the states
to provide for the "endowment, sup
port and maintenance of at least one
college, whose leading object shall be,
without excluding other scientific and
classical studies, and Including military
tactics, to teach euch branches as re
late to agriculture and the mechanic
The land granted to the state of Ne
braska under the "Morrill land grant to
colleges," as the law is sometimes call
ed, produces a revenue of about $40,000
per year. This land is popularly known
as 'agricultural college endowment
land;" money derived from the sale
thereof Is placed In a permanent fund
known as the "agricultural college en
dowment fund," and Invested so far as
possible In registered county bonds and 1
late securities. Interest on the Invest
ed fund, and Interest and rental from
the lands under contract of sale and
lease, go directly into the fund known
as the "temporary university fund."
Assuming that this Morrill land grant
haa produced about $40,000 per year
since 1875, the Income from It has been
MS0.000 for education In agriculture and
the mechanic arts In Nebraska.
To supplement the original land grant
In W0 congress passed a new agricul
tural education aid bill, creating a fund
known as the United States Morrill
fund, but which Is known at the state
treasury as the "agriculture and me
chanic arts fund," by which each state
having founded an agricultural college
should receive $16,000 for the year 1SS0
and 1.000 additional each year until
the grant shall have reached $25,000 per
annum. Under this Utter grant the
Nebraska state university has received
la cash from the United States treas
ury, for education In "agriculture and
the mechanic arts," since isao, $1S5,000.
In addition to the tumi above named
th state of Nebraska has received $15,-
OOO per year since 1SH7 from the na
tional government to conduct agricul
tural experiments, or, all told, including
the year 1899. another $195,000 to aid
agricultural education. The law pro
vidlng this last named fund was not
passed by "honored members of the
republican party. It was passed by
lernoorata In President Cleveland's first
administration, under the leadership of
a democratic congressman, the late Mr.
Hatch of Missouri.
From the sources above named, Ne
braska has had a total sum of $1,350.
000 donated by the United States in
aid of education In agriculture and the
mechanic arts and for agricultural ex
periments. How has this money been
expended? The republican party In
Nebraska, through Its board of regents
has had control of the expenditure of
this vast sum of money, most of which
It has spent within the past fifteen
years. Let us investigate this good
work (?) which the republican party
crows so much about.
The state university has five depart
ments which are presented to the peo
ple of Nebraska, in the official reports
of that Institution, as covering the
field of agricultural and mechanic edu
cation. These are (1), the school of ag
riculture; (2), the sugar school and
chemical laboratories-; (3), the school of
mechanic arts; (4), the industrial col
lege; (5), the agricultural experiment
station. The first of these Is a twelve
weeks' winter school for farmer boys.
In the hlBtory of this school, down to
the last published official report, it has
bad 89 students. The "sugar school"
"chemical labarotorles is tacKea on
or sensational effect every college has
chemical laboratories) had eight stu
dents In 1898-9. The third branch, the
school of mechanic arts, had 49 stu
dents. The "Industrial" college shown
by the last official report,' had an at
tendance of 484: but this attendance
Includes all students before counted, all
preparatory students of whatever grade
and all students seexing a college ae
rree with the least amount of study ad
mlsr.lble under modern educational
methods. In fart the name, "Industrial
eollesre." as used In "our chief Instl
tutien of learning." Is a fraud and a
nretense. The Industrial college of
Nebraska state university, up to 1889,
when the United States government
was on the eve of making large appro
prtatlons for education In agriculture
and mechanic arts, was canea -me sci
entitle course of Nebraska state unl
rerslty." Every college has such i
course and makes no pretense thst such
eollesre course Is "Industrial education.
The name industrlsl college" was giv
en to this department of the slate uni
versity In lis In order to get for the
university such money as should be
appropriated tor agricultural education
In a bill about to pass congress. The
character of the scientific course wss
mat changed. It has not been cnangea.
flie name "Industrial' 'Is used to cheat
the United States government and to
deceive the farmers of Nebraska, who
kjMw that the united mates nas pro
rlded liberally to aid them In agrlcul
tural development. Over a million and
a quarter has been given to aid agri
cultural education, and a yearly ap
propriation of about $80,000 Is now being
received for this purpose. What has
been done with It?
The fruits of all this expenditure of
money In the name or education and
agriculture and the mechanic arts, and
In asrrlculturai experiments, is ninety
nine students all told, who since the
beginning have been enrolled for twelve
weeks' study In sericulture, and the
trifline- attendance in the sugar scnooi
M1 school of mechanic arts. This Is
what the republican party of Nebraska
has to show as the result of republican
regents spending $1,150,000, appropriated
to aid agricultural education.
These are the results which the re
publican party has "pride In the good
work along this line now being done by
our chief institution of learning." How
much pride have Nebraeka farmers In
the "good work?"
Those who study the official report
of the regents of the state university,
find therein long courses of study laid
out for agricultural students, and a
long string of eminent professors In
walling (?) to g,'ve Instruction.
The question may then well be asked,
why b"- Nebraska's university no agri
eul'ral students worth mentioning,
while In 1X9S-9, with the same amount
amount of money from the general
government which Nebraska receives,
lowa had 290 agricultural students;" is
consin 326 and Minnesota 490? The
answer may well be taken from the offi
cial report of the regents of Nebraska's
state university. The answer Is in the
language of Prof. II. H. Nlcholdon, di
rector of the sugar school and chemical
laboratories, who says In his report to
the regents:
"The laboratory for the school of ag
riculture Is equipped for the purpose of
giving instruction to students in agri
culture, and the school of agriculture,
This shows fully the spirit of tho in
dustrial college in which Nebraska re
publicans have so much pride.
The regents print long courses of stu
dy for agricultural students. They give
out long lists of names of eminent pro
fessors. Rut when the agricultural
classes come up for Instruction, any
old thing Is "found" to teach them.
The facts regarding agricultural edu
cationor the lack of It In Nebraska
may be told briefly as follows: The
board of regents controls the university
and directs the expenditures of the gov
ernment appropriations for education
In agriculture and mechanic arts. Ana
for many years this board of regents
has been controlled by ones Charles
H. Morrill of Lincoln, an active member
of the republican ring In that city. Mor
rill, as regent of the university, poses
as a great friend ot education; but as a
politician his chief claim to notoriety
lies In the fact that he was charged fer-
7 pint bottles of whiskey for campaign
purposes, as shown by the sworn state
ment of treasurer Barlow of the 1IM
republican campaign. He Is a leading
member of the state house lobby every
session of the legislature. He Is senior
member of the board of regents, and Its
president. In addition to this, whether
by accident or design, the other mem
bers of the board have been residents
of parts of the state remote from Lin
coln. They serve without pay, and as
a rule, these regents attend only reg
ular sessions of the board. They are
not familiar with the details of uni
versity management, and their work
consists mainly In ratifying actions ta
ken by President Morrill and the offi
cers of the faculty. Thus It Is that C.
H. Morrill, republican ward politician
and rlngster. has for many years had
control In the government of the state
university. It is because of this that
the republican party of Nebraska is re
sponsible for squandering the enormous
sura of $I,i50,0O0 to educate 99 farmer
It Is to whitewash Morrill's record
and to cover up the fraud practiced on
the fanners of Nebraska that the re
publican convention "have pride In the
good work along this line now being
done by our chief Institution of learn
ing." To perpetuate Morrill's control
of the state university, the republican
party nominated a pair of weaklings
at the Midway convention. One ot these
Is Dr. W. B. Ely, a physician residing
In Brown county (about as far away
and as Inaccessible to the university
as a Nebraskan can get). The other,
E G. McGllton, Is a practically un
known attorney residing In the Mty of
Omaha. Should these men be elected
this fall, on a platform pledging them
to continued effort along the line fol
lowed by President Morrill for the past
ten years, what hope have the people
of Nebraska that their Interests will be
regarded In the state university?
Farmers' sons who go to that In
stitution in 1900, or In succeeding years.
with Morrill at the helm and weaklings
to assist him, may fairly expect noth
ing but long lists of eminent teachers
for the lawyer and doctor classes and
'an Instructor found for the time be
ing" for the farmer boys. There Is no
other hope, If the republican nominees
for regent be elected.
On the other band, the reform forces
are pledged by three several resolu
tions to "administer the Morrill land
grant fund, the Morrill special fund for
agricultural colleges, and the Hatch ex
periment station fund which have been
entrusted to the state of Nebraska for
education In agriculture and the me
chanic arts and for original research
In agriculture, strictly In the spirit of
the various United States laws crest-'
Ing the same, and to use all other rea
sonable means to bring agricultural ed
ucation In Nebraska up to tbe highest
The reform forces nominated two
men eminent for public spirit, courage
and loyalty to. duty. Men who on two
hours' notice any day may meet In the
council hall of the university. These
men are Hon. Ed son Rich of Omaha, a
graduate of the state university, and
Hon. J. L. Teeters of Lincoln, a gradu
ate of the Iowa state university. They
sre picked men, selected for their abil
ity to execute a difficult work. They
can be trusted to wipe out the blot up
on the educational escutcheon of Ne
braska. They are men who understand
the needs of a great Institution of learn
ing. They will see to It that every cent
appropriated by our general govern
ment to aid In education In agriculture
and mechanic arts, Is expended for such
education. The fusion nominees for re
gent will "use all other reasonable
means to bring agricultural educstlon
In Nebraska up to the highest stand,
The statistics of the China mission
connected with the Episcopal church
show thst for the year ending July,
ISM, there were 100 congregations, I.M1
baptlard church members, Ml oom-muncant.