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TRI*WEEKLY.L' f ·+ . A. LeSUEUR, Publisheri Official JTourL1l of t1e City &nlC Parisl. • ' W..ee VL3. JASTRE.KI, Editor.R G LOA VOL. 3. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, THURDAY, JULY 7, 1881 . ..JETE 1IEI, Bdtr ATTORNEYS. C. BIRDS ATron.rt AT LAw. Will * attend promptly to all business intrusted him. Office on Convention street, between rd and Church streets, Baton Rouge, La. W. POPE, ATTomNEY AT LAW and * Notary Public, Port Allen, West Baton Rouge, La. Special attention ,ven to the col. on of accounts, taking testimony under com isaion, and to all other matters requiring the ttention of an Attorney or Notary in the parish if West Baton Rouge. aprt4 v2n13 THOS. B. DUPREE ATrORNT Ssad Counselor at Law. Offce-No. 6, Pike's eow, Baton Rouge, La. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. HE]týRON & BEALE, ATrOEUUm S sd COUNe5LORS AT LAW. Office -o North Boulevard street, near the pot office, I8ton Rouge, La. Will attend to all w basi oesa entrusted to them in this and adjoining parishes. A. S. Herron............. L. D. Beale. F AVROT & LAMON, Arron. NETS AT Law. Office on North Boulevard street, Baton Rouge, La. Will attend to all law business entrusted to them in this and ad. joins parishes. SH.. Favrot................. J. . Lamon. SW. &S. M. ROBERTSON. Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Office on North Boulevard street, Baton Rouge, La. Will practice in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Judicial Districts. E. W. Robertson........ . R. Roberteon. IEO. W, BUCKNER, Attorney "J at Law and Notary Public, Baton Rouge, La. Business promptly attended to. H .LANG, ATrrRNEY AND COUNSELOR . At Law, Donaldsonville, La. Will prac. toe In all the courts of the State of Louisiana. LOCAL DIRECTORY. TOHN GASS, dealer in western produce, to .5 bacco, cigars, dry goods, clothing, corner of St. Ferdinand and Europe streets. JOHN GARVIN, general steamboat, forward. ing and shipping agent, Front street. TADOT & VAY, auctioneers, commission , merchants, office and salesroom on Third, be .tween Laurel and Florida streets. MRS. P. KAUFMAN, dealer in dry goods, fancy and family groceries, crockeryware and tinware, Main street, SEORGE N. BUCHEL, dealer in family gro. 3 ceries, liquors, dry goods and plantation supplies, corner Main and Jackson streets. GI PICARD, New Orleans cheap store, dealer Sin dry goods, Laurel street, between La fayette and Third. LUCAS LITTY, dealer in fru't, and confec. tioneries of all kinds, nuts. etc.. corner of 'third and Laurel streets. " & B. ENOCHS, tombstones, mausoleums, ononuments, tombs, head and foot stones, Main street, next to Piper's. `t MELDELSOHN, dealer in staple and fancy p* groceries, liquors, tobacco, etc., corner of Main and Latfa cite streets. I J STEENSEN, Druggist, dealer in drug, medi- U cines, chemicals, cigars, lancy and toilet a articles, Third street. h A LOSENFIELD, dealer in dry goods, ready i made clothing, boots and shoes, hats and c .caps, all of the latest styles. o0 ANDREW JACKSON, Cotton Buyer, and L A dealer in groceries and plantation supplies, rnortheast corner of Main and Third streets. DR. B, C. DUPREE, dentist. Office on Main D street, between Fifth and Church. ICHOLAS WAX, wholesale and retail gro. Icer, dealer in plantation supplies, fancy and staple groceries, wines, liquors, crockery, cut. v, cigars and tobacco, St. Louis street. W G. RANDOLPH, wholesale and retail grocer, and dealer in western produce, aoies and liquors, Main street. OJSHUA BEAL, Family Grocer, dealer in a ancy groceries, canned fruits and every arti cle needed ill the household, corner Third and Laurel streets. /( EORGE H. WILSON, dealer in western Sproduce, groceries, plantation supplies, saddlery, harness, corner Third anti Conven tion streets. JOHN J. WAX, dealer in fancy and staple groceries, liquors, cigars, tobacco and Con fectioneries, St. Ferdinand street J . CAPDEVIELLE, dealer in groceries and liquors and ear corn, lime, hoop.pole and flat.boat agent, Front street. L DW. WITTING, dealer in fancy and staple groceries, fruits and confectioneries, ci. gars, smoking tobacco, Third street. M CHAM.BERS, Stationer, dealer in station. ery, books. cutlery. Violin and Guitar .trings, and fashion papers, Third street. LOUISIANA CAPITOLIAN Book and Job Printing establishment, on Third street, is one of the most complete inthe State. J PHILIP BOTT, proprietor of Bismarck Sa loon and Lager Beer House, corner St. Louis ,Ld North Boulevard streets. IHAI, LES \VIECK, proprietor Sumter House L dealer in the finest wines, liquors and cigars r,: uer Third and Laurel streets. T. CLUVERIUS, Druggist, Bogel's old stand. dealer in drugs, medicines, cutlery ·-,ap, garden seed and fancy articles. L'M. BR1OKS, Druggist, tealer in drugs and I medicines of every kind,. cigars, snmoking to. acco. cutlery, etc., Main street. A. DAY, prprrietor Red Stick Drug Store, keep., t.onstantly on hand a full assortment iof drul'gs and medicines cornler Afri.ca and somrnrulos streets. 1 (I FEIBELMAN, dealer in Dry Goods and I) the most fashionabl.. styles of ready made :ltirig, hats boots and shoes, Main street. n, l:.. J . PARKER, dealer in Milinery and 1 I)ty g(oods and fancy articles of all des. criptiouns. Main street. JOHN JlOIINSON, watchmaker and jeweler, Sdealer in: jewellry, silver ware, pictures and p:eture frames, 'Tlhird street. * ALEXANDItE GROUCHY, proprietor of the AL Capital House. hoard, by the diay. week or month, with the best the market aihords. JOSEPH LARGUIER, dealer in foreign and domestic hardware, house furnishing goods, rcrner Third and Florida streets. ( GESSELLY, Civil and Military Tailor, 30 Latest styles, Third Street. SJ. WILLIAMS, manufacturer of steam 1 trains, str:ke pans, boilers and tanks, andti ail kinds of sugar Louse work, corner of Main a*nl Front streets, near the terry landing. ILLIAM GESELL, worker in tin, copper alid sheet iron, and dealer in stoves, tin. ware .aldl crockeryware, cor. Thirdl andti Florida. r 1.UATON Rouge Oil Works. manufacture cot Ston seed oil. oil cake, cotton seed meal and a ,inters; Front street. t A D. LYTLE, Photograph Artistl, Main at. S Photo-albums, frames, etc., kept on hand. IPER'S Furnitore and Undertaking Estab .lishment, Main street, well supplied with everything in this line ° D. THOMAS, dealer in Fancy and Staple I. Groceries and Dry Goods, corner of Maln and St. Anthony streets. MIS$ P. BERTRAND, Milliner, dealer in YMillinery Goods and Fancy Goods, Main -street. MRS. C. MAILLOT, Third street, dealer in I Millinery and Dry Goods, Trimmings, No tons, etc. M ANU L RODEIOU z, Lafayette street, ¥ eaanthaftorer of Chice C$igars. id Zp '-- 01 SW o tl 81LT ED. E IS A THOROUCH REMEDY , In every case of Malarial Fever, and Fever and Ague. while for disorganization of the stomach, torpidity of the liver, indigestion and disturb- P ances of the animal forces, which debilitate, it has no equivalent, and can have no snbstitute. It should not be confounded with triturated compounds of cheap spirits and essential oils, often sold under the name of Bitters. FOR 8ALE BY Druggilta, GrocersdWine Merchants Ererywhere. HENRY BUSCH, Agt, Will esupply the trade at Manufacturer's rices B~u, hil fordiergiztio o te somc L toridtyofth lier idi~etio ad ienr-T ance ofthe niml rrces whch ebiltat, i has o eoivnentandcan ave o sbetln A] ý 'I LT ýQG he t3Inoacnere rie -THE- New Shoe Store! a ti A full line iof the celebrated t "BURT SHOE!" For Ladies and Misses--every pair guaranteed. s Being "Special Agents" tor the above named t shoe, we are prepared to offer all styles. Our stock of Ladies "Fine Button Shoes"' Can't be Beat, Neither in price nor quality. We are making SPECIAL OFFERS I In Ladies. Misses and Children's Button loots. Call amld be convinced. GENTLEMEN will find our Stock of tine Goods complete in a ev, :y respect. HAND SEWED (Genuinme wor'k of all 't vles at way down prices Come nnl(i hbe Convinced. T. i. D. ~HLOSS & BRO. S8lesl i lery Housholl!d THE CHAMPION MONITOR Cooking Stove! HEITAN)SOMEST - EST INISHED HEIIANDSOMEST .I)EST ' INISItED and easiest numa;tued Cooking Stove in the world. It will burn either r'oil or wood. Bv a wonderful invention one can light a fire witlout kindling wuoo. of any kind. In tifteen minutes after lighting a tire the Stove is ready to do better work than any other is use. Call around at my store. on Main street. and examine this wonder. Great pleasure will be taken in exhibiting its merits. M. J. WILLIAMS. At Chambers' Bookstore ! TET LER Cap and Note Paper of the very l best quality. Scrap Pictures, a large as sortment. Gold and Silver Paper, Shoe Dress ing, Perforated Boards, Card Board. Box Pa. perteries, from l0c up. Slate Pencils in wood. Red and Blue Pencils, Faber's Hexigon Pen. cils, Pencil Sharpeners, Tissue Papers, etc. To the East, by Way of the West, by Bishop Marion. Jdtht received at CHAMBERS' BOOKSTORE, Hams, Hame ! I have on hand a choice article of Sugar Cured Hamet for family use. ANDREW JACK80N. ADJIOVUNED MEETING to, -Or THE- na dir BOARD OP SUPERVISORS a -OP THZ- te Leoislama State lluiversity and A. cr and M. College. as, we FIRST DAY'S SE..SION. July 1st, 1881. ne The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana tel State University and A. & M. College, met pur* er smant to adjournment at the University in Bat. I on Rouge on Friday, July lst, 1881, at 12 o'clock on and was called to order by the Vice President, no the following members being present and an. tel swering to their names to-wit: an Leon Jastremaki Vice President, Winm. Preston Johnston, President of Faculty, E. H. Fay, State Superintendent of Public Edueation, iaI Messrs. Graham, Thorpe, Edwards, Beauregard, res Dolhonde and Pipes members of the Board. er The Vice President announced that a full In quorum being present, the Board was ready for he the transaction of business. nY The minutes of April 2d were read and ap proved. I The minutes of June 27th were read, appros It ed and the action had at said meeting ratified by va the Board. w The President of the Faculty presented the be following report which on motion of Mr. Ed- he wards was received: wl Louisiana State Uaiversity and A. & M. College, Baton Rouge, La.. June 30, 181. a To his Excellency, Louis A. Wiltz, Governor of Louisiana, ano ez.-oficio President of the Board of Supervisors: th SIR-I have the honor to submit the following be report of the condition of the University : 1. I beg leave to lay before you the following ref special exhibits: (a.) Roll of Faculty and staff. ga lb.) Roll of cadets for 180-e1. (c.) Roll of proficients and distinguished ca. to dets of this year. (d.) Roll of titled graduates and Alumni. . I am happy to report that, not only sise ha the last meeting of the Board but since I arrived Su here early in this session, I have been able to mark a gradual, yet steady, improvemant in ev. ery department of the University. The session .o has been tranquil, and the institution has been sn thoroughly reorganized. The financial affairs of wl the University are under the immediate control of the Board of Supervisors, and therefore require in no comment from me: but I may be allowed to th, congratulate the Board upon its administration, do by which the monies have been collected, and its be official salaries, wages, current expenses and all ke other accruing indebtedness have been regularly an paid, while old debts have been put in liquida- Di t tion. he At the December meeting the Board adopted be four courses of study recommended by the Facul. th ty as a substitute for the optional system of stud- to ies heretofore employed. These courses have been put in operation,. as far wawas possible, et without injury or injustice to students who were pt Spursuing other studies with fixed views. Much cc greater regularity and system have followed, all with the prospect of being able next year to es- ro tablish a better classification. There can be no ed doubt of the superiority of or0111 new system in pl the morale. progress, duration of studies and hap,- . piness of the students, and its greater economy and ease of administration for the University. The Faculty have worked with harmony and hl tidelity. The instnruction has been of a character re which should satisfy the friends of education and in the parents ofour students, and the advancemteni u of our young men has been creditable. Some sI have developed an unusual diligence, itntelli- I gence and purpose, Our numbers have been sc 1, small, owing, probably, to the litigation in which at Id the University has been engaged, and the conse- o quent perplexity in the public mind as to its of control. This has now been finally adjudicated is and settled. and we have every reason to expect w a large number of students during the com ) ing session, When I arrived here there were only q1 :e matriculates; :1l subsqlnently entered,making ct c;9 in all. Although the rule requiring a cadetto T withdraw on attaining his maximum of demerits t has been enforced more stringently than hereto- ol Sfore, it ht proportion of cadets present at the close ol of the session is larger than usual. The cadets r . now irle areo healthy, happy, well satistied, and cl in a tidu state of discipline. Most of them will ci probably return. I have a large experience with . oung mitn. hibut I can sately say I have never a seen amnore orderly, respecttild audcheerful body e of students; Much of this Is due to untural ie n amenity of charatcter, the result of inherited vir tles. Bunt lmuch,: is alsodue to the discipline tf ol thile institution, which is adapted, so far as we ( Ihate ielli ahl,' to estabilish it, to our exalct con 11 dlition. I)iscipline ..houlit Iot weigh upon the stultnlt like a yoke, but clothle and adlorn him1 lictk a wellititting garmuent. My labors ill this i regard have been uluch lightened by the zoalous 1 and intetlligenllt cio lperationll of the CoUmmandant, pi Lieutenant-Coloncl Jamar. His perfect klnowi- . edge of the requiremltnts of his position. his zeal | 111d cheerfitltness in thie Ierformalnci of )Is dill - tiics, his sympathetic iunderitandinitl of tile fti-l I ilgs atnd need~i of' yttlllg Illell have all i~nited to Srenlder him a mnost useful and etticient otiter of a the University. We otwe our thanks to the gen. era:l goverlmelnt and War Departmelnt for his as- I )igullient to IS. The (Govrnor, at my reqllest., has recognized, to some extent, the services of r Lieutenant Jamar. by appointing him a Lieuten- b anlt-Colonell in thlt special militia force of Louis ; iaiiit. D Thit only intert'ferellnce with the rtgular diciti tpiine of thie University arises fromll the anllomo e lois. nlld sillitwhtfll incllolgluous relationills otlmil-I t n itary ntud.n-ts. residing or Boarding in Baton SRounge, 'to tile general piosition ,of thle ctlorls ofca ne lets. It is hloped. howeverl, that the irri.gulari. n ties springing from this force will b gradiually remedied through judicious malnagement by the authorities co-operating with the good sense of 1 the citlzens of Baton Rouge, who must Iperceive Sthe great ailvantalges of this institultionl to their 5- city. IIEAldll. d The health of the corps has been txcellent. n There has been no serious case of sickness. The hospital has improved greatly in itsorganization during the year. I have given it my constant personal attention, with a view to further im provement. It isery badly located. Placed asa 4 it is inthemidst ora populous building, the least . rmor of contagious, or epidemic, disese ais apt to create a panic among an excitable .and imagi. the native set of boys, while the prevalence of each faci disease involves serious mischief. I recommend wet that an isolated building be bought or built, out. nnt side of the main building, but near by, and be fit- the ted up as a hospital. With a considerable in. con crease in our numbers, it will be a pressing need, tral as, in addition to the foregoing considerations, oha we shall require the room. trul To ensure the health of the corps, it will be bet necessary also to erect overground wooden cis- last terns. The present watersupply is notof a prop. Boa er character. Thiscan be done in the fall. Lo In addition to the ditching and cultivation of pa our grounds already done, some other drainage is Me necessary; but it can be made at small cost. At tention has been given to sanitary arrangements, and the symtematic disinfection of the premises. BOARDING DEPARTMENYT. A boarding department is not properly speak. ite ing, a necessary adjunct of a University. The real function of a University is to teach, and ev- the erything extrinsic to this is an embarrassment. fall In the present condition of Southern society however, with the military system firmly fixed upon us, and with the requirements of an A. & . M. College to fulfill, the boarding department is a necessity. Commons never give satisfaction. It is difficult to make young people understand values, and that the price of board must some- lati what regulate its character. Still, there has su been no serious complaint this session, and the miA health of the corps is a sufficient proof of the wholesomeness of the diet. I have inspected the to kitchens, pantry and dining rooms almost daily oth and have found them clean and well kept. fo The food is clean, wholesome and in many re speets well served. It has been abundant, and the subject of a good deal of wilful waste by ca. dets. This we hope te remedy. The butter has fu been of an inferior quality. It is the only arti- ha cle served that I could call bad. This can be remedied another session. Of the beef, I will Go speak elsewhere. Mr. JAdot, the Steward, I re- tioi gard as a very useful man. He is punctual, systematic, neat, attentive to duty and anxione qu to please. He is zealous, and proud of an exact sli performance of his functions. His experience It was not large when he took this position, but ot has, of course, increased. I think the Board of 1 Supervisors has a right to be satisfied with him; 1 The boarding department has had to pay too much for supplies. This was this year una voidable, but it need not be so hereafter. Our supplies must be bought on business principles I where they can be had best and cheapest. Any other rule of this action is bound to result in a deficit. The Baton Rouge merchants, now that our payments are cash, ought to be able to the do as well by us as any others. Such has not Pr been the case, and we must seek the best mar- qut kets. I recommend that the beef, milk, butter U and vegetables be furnished by the Agricultural cut Department, as will be more particularly shown de hereafter. I also recommend the erection of a quo bake oven and the employment of a baker, if B the number of boarders justifies it. I propose to use again the Mess Hall, for its legitimate ref purposes, and to facilitate the transfer of dishes etc., and ad elevator, or dumb waiter, should be bi put in the pantry. The present dining halls are ma cold in winter, and damp and close in summer, T and more troubled with ties than the upper lo room. No economical method has been suggest. ed for heating them. They can be usefully em- th ployed in connection with the Boarding Depart. cui nent. One of themn should be fitted up as a ad refrigerator. ta The furniture supphed to cadets is old and thi I has been greatly abused, and very little of it mI retaint any real value. The experience otother cau institutions, as well as our own, has shown that 01 nothing less than the sense of ownership will en- to sure decent treatutet to furniture used by boys. , W I suggest that it be put in salable repair, and be a sold at low rates to matriculates first applying, at the beginning of next session. If the purcha- lo ser will take tolerable care of it he can dispose 9 of it at the end of his term with little loss. This g r I is the custom almost everywhere else, and would be an improvement here. Students before matriculating should boe re. m quired to put on deposit with the Treasurer a re contingent fee of not less than ten dollars. 1l SThere is considerable damage done in a year to ha Sthe public property. especially in the breakage I of glass, through the wilfull or reckless conduct ar of cadets. Where damages can be traced di. rectly to an iindividual the dam a could be I charged aginst his contingent fee. Where it Scould not lesotraced, it could be charged to ue S"General Damages," the aggregate of which r would then be nmade good by an equalchargo to tl ' each deposit. In this way a guaranty, both spec Sial and general, Is secured against wilful injury. to This guaranty Is particularly needed as we are ' obliged for the purposes of military instrnction to ptlace valuable breech ladling rifles in the Shands of cadets, allny injury to which we must re- i 0pair. t In this connection, it is proper to mention that t since your last meeting I have discharged the Sformter janitor. Mr. Walker. I have tetnpora rily appointeld iMr. H. V. l'abin as janitor, a very respectable old gentleman, who was ,uali ii fledl by his integrity and courtesy for the custo Sdy o'f our effects. The position is an arduous one, reqluiring great activity, energy, audt physi cal ability, and will probably require a younger Sand more vigorous lulul to fill it. Whatever ar r r-angements are necessary f'or the hetetit ofthe i University, I expect to make in consultation Swith your Vice President, whose advice and ser. vices lhave been as fully asked by mn, as they have been given by him, in all matters of il- . Spolance to the University. General Jastrems 1 ki's clear intelligence, great local informlation, i public spirit, and commanding qualities of char Sactee, have rendered him an invaluable friend 1-to this institution, andul we all owe 1,in our n thanks. a- SI : ICEN'ES EXtI'ENSti:. ii Ti'he Treasurer' s report will show that the plan d iof prelpayment of tfees adopted by the Boardl is a e the only wlay of conducting the University on ti of business principles. Owing to the indulgence a e heretofore granted. it has been hard to enbforce, a r and the relaxation of the sttle under the anoma- v lous circumstances of the past session, made the r work of collection a constant strain. Thereturn n t. will, itishoped. provesatisfactory. e It would seem that, by this time, the public d n should be suficientlyapprized of this regulation, e at and that hereafter it may be stringently enbforced I o without detriment or inconvenience to anyparty e a interested. at It has been seen that, darling the past sees~aI, pt the fees of Cadets have not paid the expenses of I their maintenance. Thisis due fn pa to the pal fact that the marrangements of the 'Uliversity ofY were ~ade in every department for a larger com number of student boarders than attended. In Raw the doubt arising out of the litigatibl, and its I consequences, and an entire hange oef adtufals. ests tration, proper estimates and the favedble per. AIlm chase of supplies could not be made. It is also the] true that thefees are row. These dflioulties may Prof be remedied as has been suggested, except the OM last. The monthly fees of Cadets are as followm: with Board............................. . ....... g o nd servant ttendance.......... 1 50 W and mendingn.....*.............. 2900 Fuel anlght....................... 1 00 mad Medical atendace and medle.. ......... 200 leot Total, permonth .................$1..1 00 It may seem a small matter to persons unao, customed to the management of boys, but the op itemizing of these fees affords ample ground' for discussion and complaint. There is not one. of them that reimburses us at present. I respeet. fully suggest that the monthly fees shall be "Th lumped at 020, and so stated in the aggregate. The This would give for nine months...... ..$180 b0 Contingent fee for damages .......... 10 aund " "textbooks ............. 10 O0the Total ...............................20000 O This would require a student, before qgatricu o lation, to make his first deposit of $80, and his subsequent two depositsof $60 each. I think it doe mightbe well to require, in addition, a deposit of $50 from Cadets, living outside of Baton Rouge, to cover the expenses of uniform clothing and other expenses absolutely necessary to the com. lay fort of the Cadet. I have desired to supply the Cadets with arms. So tifr, with the aid of the President and Vice. mu President of the Board, I have only been, able to furnish breech.loading rifles. The old musket e have been turned in as useless. I submit to the Board the bohd required by the United States Government, to enable us to draw our propor. tion of Cadet rifles and other equipments allowed the us by law. If the Board will add to it the re. quired sureties, I have hopes that I can this e summer obtain the arms and munitions named elen in requisition-i. e., 150 Cadet rifles, two pieces o of artillery, etc. It has been suggested that it isdeuirable forus migI us to obtain the barracks and land of the United States Government at Baton Rouge under some permanent arrangement. The opinion of the Board is desired upon this point. It has been the pleasure of this Honorable that Board to signify that it is desirable that I should Con occupy quarters in the University buniding, and be c that the Commandant of the Cadets should do the the same, and the privilege has been accorded the nesi t President of the Faculty of assigning unoccupied pria quarters to Professors desiring to reside in the yea] r University. I have been compelled. under cir. moo cumstances of considerable embarrassment, to inga decline several applications by Professors for con] a quarters in the bnildilg for reasons which the rate Board in each case would havp approved, and Our which I trust were satisfactory tothe parties on mot reflection. Mr Our building is imposing in appearance, com. this bining, as has been shrewdly remarked, 'the eat maximum of space with the minimum of room." we This apparent waste, caused by spacious halls, bee r lofty ceilings, etc., has its advantages in ventila- 150 tion, comfort and health; but it greatly limits we the floor-room for the use of occupants. The pe-. in culiar construction of the building makes it ill- veg a adapted for students' quarters. and will necessi. If tate the use of large rooms as dormitories, under Uni the charge of responsible Cadet officers, with as his t many as ten or twelve Cadets under the care of tut r each. All the availaleo rooms for the occupation Vl it of Cadets, exclusive of the rooms now assigned to myself and other Professors as quarters, would accpmmodate without crowding about 120 tiul Ce adets; and this includes the room at present occupied as a hospital. My estimate is as tul. ofr lows: woi 4 large dormitories-l officer and 10 Cadets ...44 16 large rooms-4 Cadets each .................4 wit is ( small rooms-2 Cadets each. ...............12 bib 120 has If hospital is deducted, it leaves 109. If two I al ' moreoCadets were put in each of the 09 larger to a rooms, it would furnish crowded luarters for bat * 160 Cadets, including hospital, and I think we to have every reason to expect this number. a e I should add that while my present quarters Un are nmore than ample fir my personmdl require. no ments without a family, yet when I remove my bra o family to Baton Rouge, even with the utmost ee economy of space, greatly inore room will be bra o required. It the University is to be my home, ga I must give it the comforts of a home, simple to though they be. anl not treat it as merely a Un caimping pilaoce. It therefore behooves the Boar'd the to uonsider whether the advantages supponed to le se scented by my plresence in the building will d conlpen.ate tfilr the roomi I lust occupy, vwhich a Sshould lice a:t least ldouble may Ipresent llquarters. e U Inder the iirculstaml es, I dIo nolt like to unider. s taki tht lidclcate task of assigningmy iiwn qluar- a at ters, anti tius subjecting myselft' to preslent and set ftlllure critici in y colleagues and the Boarl'd, a- sland must request the Board to take tlhe manttir mt a lltlier the fulclst c(,sideratio. fo In addition to this, the Board should deteinel 0 more exactly thie relations of olficers residing in Y" the builing to the boarding department. At ha presIcent thiy are sohiisely defined that it would be nearly impossible for me to iX the rate of as e board I should pay li'oi' my ftamnily, when they atr . riv,. Evt other l'roftessor tinds the same s Sdifficulty. go I hlve lmrel:dyiv stated that, so lhri as I can co judge, the instruction in the University has beent as ot'a satisfactory 'character. There are some de. wi npalments, Ilowever, which depend so much for 1 quI n, thtilt Scices upon proper apparatsn and appli. ce t ince:s, that they require special notice. Prof. th Mc(Cullo('l has Iecn tilling three clhairs, though cr tilr thle want of stlldeutshe has not been compcell. ed to do any extra teaching. lie has doneagood an deal of work in restoring damanged apparatus, is and putting it in order. He has called the atten. on tion of the Board to the fact that his departments Ice are ill-supplied. I have rendered :im all the c ce, assistance requested by him, in my power. It a- would be well 'for the Board to a;scertain his he requirements, and supply them astfar as pos.o in sible. I desire to call especial attention to Yhr. Ran. lie dolph's services and school work. It is my an, earnest wish that no stundent shall leave this :ed University witheut some knowledge of drawing rty or at least, theopportunity oflearning it. Prof. Randolph has given his instraction in this lbraxchT 0I with great rdl, as results evince. The work~ of shop bah ben completedt a steamenitune put up, per tooeels and bIelee de4; ot'h dtructlbohepu t.u!ac'o b n a G wil i com enI i aseope a ut i e ... Reamelph'se arpt a' exh"ibi I trust tha tefview et. •l'pa oets )oamitted to his Jargesa4 tanhe , shows fhhisd olie'. r. h lb wlj h thebad m ote on it erTith l fof *sit tt Preoeson. botahS kaard alary. One of the most edlSealt poblems with t ancagiaete o ef iit ve s ' egrioltatH l D .laii d e gt e P ableo afeti " ' kinvarifLttioa st he e instrto. Tk .. made thee mewur et'ai olxpmmt :: le, su } lot to comp.re thos me u p er e btea , ork to be dam h bpaes ps, st ' given oioemlsr apntrasudaentats h tuhtE s comers the uasal branche ".t t vide, moreover, Neehalea lensseti mua in tore, the me oab arts almit hsie .t hisgraduateammet seeablb amlet, "The courtoer'ecsldier'e seauho'i ey e teage sword, Tbhe exspctancy amreoeef lth fair tste," adhkow, besidese,.hew to plow; to plant a a the armer'a art, sad he wa., expected; In add. tini, .to run an experimental farm, iand aes money out of it, it oasy to prediet that ubard.t. ends-bankruptey or the lnneatc asylmi. TheI-. same demands and privileges to an instltntia.e does not charge the haancial aspect f the ease. Wehave a small, poor, badly located M with a cloaded title. No Judicious man ir lay ant money on it, under the afrcamstapu We must do the best we can with whatrwe bv s To.youag men desiring tobecomse plamterlwTod must and can givethe fundamentals of thaeldlbac ' education required by law; we can add to f id at . those special soientio branches most useful tor the thrmer. Allanimal and vegetable life fora. ishes illustrations to the able instructor. The t field, the garden, the roadside, the stable, tb dairy, are his workshops. Here we have, alse, the great sugar housesof our planters, ginhohses and oil mills open to our students. With a skill ed teacher, these will, for the present, be peu ient laboratories. Nevertheless, we must lose no opportunity of development. I think it might be well for the Board to authorize me to correspond and confer with our most emineat specialists in agricultural teaching, with a view to filling a chair, to teach these studies. It is necessary, in order to prevent our board-. ing fund from swamping the maintainance fund that we should have cheaper supplies,, Ms Conerly is a practical man. It seemeto me that be could be mrs t usefully employed in supplying the beef, mill, butter, and garden vegetables needed. The agricultural profession and appre priation have been a charge upon our fund thtw ' year of $2,200. $900 or $1000 represents the ut- most amount of permanent investment, buit o ings, tools, stock and ditching. If Mr. Conerly could furnish the above named articles at fair - rates, it would much more'than pay the deficit. 1 Our butchers' bills for beef have beet. $200 per - month, and we have paid 12 cents per pound. Mr. Conerly ought to supply beef atoneshalt this. A saving of $100 per month, with our prea ent numbers, and probably of i 00 with the school we may expect. or $2,700 per annum. We have been paying 30 cents a gallon for milk. With. 150 boarders we will require 20 gallons per diem. We ought to furnish milk at 15 or 20 cents, a sa- - ing of 2or$3per day, say 1700 per annum. The vegetable garden is an item equally important. If Mr. Conerly can be the means of saving the University these large auns, It will fully justify his appointment and connection with the Insti tution. He is active. intelligent and willing to Swork. His report is tiled herewith. I do not like to broach planse based upon con Stiugencies, hut if we can get a farm and farmer, it I would propose to try a plan for the education of rural apprentices for poor boys, which I think would be useful. The Library Report is -sublmitted herewith.. 4 with fall approval. Mr. Sewellhas continuodtoex 2 hibit the samezeal, intelligence and order, whieh.. have heretofore characterized his administration. I approve all of his suggestions. Your donatios. t. to the A. & M. College of Mississippi has bees rI handsomely acknowledged by its distinguishe SPresident, .1). Lee. I respectfully nsuggest t a similar token of good will be extended to4b.'1 SUniversity of Louisiana, at New Orles. It boo no library, and with the removal of thta to fi i, brary to Baton Rouge will be left without one teven for consultation. It proposes to form a i Sbrary, and it would seem appropriate that a be e gnning to thies good work should be made by a le giftfromthisUniversity. The authorities of tde ; University of Louisiana have shown a deesire for r those harmonious relations which should subsish Sbetween sister Institutions. andi I have edea I ed in ivery way to evince the respect and frnter nal regard of our own University. The valuable donationt of r. Pike is fully de scrild by Mr. CSewell. Sar ne recognition of it by a resolution l of gto Roard of Supervisors wop1.L iii seem appropriate. d The Reading Room has lrovfved a useful and . o interesting feature in college life, an I look for good rlesults from it. We need the services of some ieistants. Tho in youngi men trained under ou ir oWn eves and hand t have the est gunarntees of undefulness. Cadeto id L.P. (onner, Senior Captain, who can gradat. 01 as Bachelor of Arts next year, has been usefat I n the discipline of the institution. and hit ne shown qualities which we can employ advanta geously. Conl. Jatmar desires him as assitanb an commandant. I request the right to appointa e assistaut commandant with u a y alarf of 20, i. which his fees would hbe deducted. I also re hi quest the right to employ other euadets, uotzexz ui- ceeding six. in the business or intstriuctign ot of. the University. who may be Ionqseniated by p. h credit of all or a part of their fees.. There i, 1' one now so employed, under authority, of th . oal I erd, Cadet Carroth in the lospita!, wrth 4i * isfactory results. It has been the unstom of the greatest unru best Universities ind Colleges of this and othle he countries to give the degree of Eachelor mA It Masuter of Arts, after study and examinoatin,.t. hits matriculates. Tb iven fortbe amour of edacation, a stud to have re ceived, rather than amount of is nn formation acquired. ·:refore guvee to those theught worthy for men. his technical performance of a ilashnsti tationahashada numberof o th . c Faculty regard as coming rub. ach They werereoemnmendedto up, J(Continned en fourt