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TI1K EAttLK: WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1895.
COLLEGE INVESTIGATION. The Agricultural College at La Crucen In All Right. At the request of Gov. Thornton, the territorial board of education met at Las Cruces on the 6th inst. for the purpose of holding an investigation relative to the conduct and management of the Ag ricultural college. For some time there have been rumors of mismanagement circulated and the papers of that section have been full of comments relative to the college. All members of the board were present and after a very thorough and careful investigation it was found that the college is in a flourishing condi tion. Perfect good feeling prevails among the members of the faculty. Very satisfactory progress is being made by the students. The attendance has ma terially increased over last year, and the discipline is good. The president of the college is doing excellent work and is found by the faculty to be competent for the position. The trouble seems to be in the neighlioring town of Las Cruces where the factional light is kept up for the purpose of ruining the institution if necessary in order to attack President st nil 4 ueurea. mere seems to he only one trouble in the college itself. One of the but at the same time and in order not to entirely cripple the county finances Mr. Chavez has turned over to Mr. Freuden thal all the treasurer's record books and moneys save and except 111,000 belong ing to the county sinking fund and which, he says, be proposes to hold until his contest is decided in June, though if the county actually needed it, and had any immediate use for it, he would also be willing to turn that over, and has so notified the county authorities. Mr. Chavez is acting in the premises under legal advice. The governor particularly investigated bis ability to pay the $11, 000 and considers the county safe ; it will not lose a cent. The subject is still pending at the ex ecutive ollice and father steps may not be long delayed. New Mexican. Nobbing the Schools. One little game was put up by tle last legislature for the lienefit of office holders and to the damage of the public schools which escaped detection at the time, the public attention being fixed on the mat' terof dividing the liquor licenses be tween the towns and the country. This game is that 4 per cent, of every license paid goes to the assessor and another 4 per cent, goes to the collector, while the instructors.not a memler of the faculty, i clerk gets 50c for recording. The last is is not on good terms with the faculty and it is among members of his class that some discontent apH'ars tocxist. Nearly all the nu'inlx'rs uf his class were ex amined and testified that they had no charges to prefer, that the progress they were making was good, and that they liad no knowledge of any insulxirdination or lack of discipline. A formal rejiort of this investigation will be presented to Gov. Thornton as soon as Brother Bo tulph returns from Las Vegas to which place he went on this morning's train. The board examined the accounts of the treasurer of the college and found every, thing in excellent shape. While in Las Cruces the governor also examined into the charge that Demetrio Chavez, treasurer of the Agricultural college, was $11,000 short in his accounts as former treasurer of Dona Ana county, and took note of Mr; Chavez' statement for future consideration. It appenrs, from this statement, that Mr. Chavez was a candidate last fall for re-election as county treasurer and was declared elected by the county lward of commis sioners and furnished with a certificate to that effect, but his opponent, Mr. Freudentbal, was also subsequently is sued a certificate of election by the same board, a majority of whose meniliers are republicans, and he was formally recog nized by the board as treasurer and is now acting as such. Mr. Chavez disputes Mr. Freuden thal's title to the ollice and has filed a contest which cornos up for trial in June, all right, for the fee is small and the clerk does something for it; but whv should the assessor get $16 and the col lector $16, out of every $100 license fee paid? The assessor does not assess the fee, t he collector docs not collect it. The liquor dealer goes and pays it, and yet every $100 license must pay this lionus of $32, amounting to enough on the li censes paid in East Las Vegas, to em ploy a teacher for a year. The law is an outrage. Optic. THE DEAD REPORTER. Invitions are out announcing the ap proaching marriage of Miss Lucille, the lovely and accomplished daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Longuemare, of El Paso, to Lieutenant II. P. Price, of Fort Hua chuca, Arizona. The wedding will take place June 18th, at Fort Huaehnca, where Miss Longuemare is now visiting. The young lady has many friends in this city who can attest the fact that Lieut. Price has captured a prize in the person of Miss Lucille. $500 REWARD. For cases of Rheumatism which can not lie cured with DH. DUUMMOND'S LIGHTNING REMEDIES, internal and external. Pleasant to take relieves at once. Restores stiff joints, drawn cords, and hardened muscles. If your druggist does not keen it, do not take anything else. Send $5 to our address by "regis tered letter or money order, and the full month's treatment of two large bottles will Ik sent to vour express address. DRUMMOND MEDICINE CO., Lock Itnx 1521, New York. The Chicago Press Club Paused Suitable Resolutions. At a special meeting of the Press club held yesterday afternoon resolutions of sympathy and sorrow were passed rela tive to the death of Nathaniel Dryden Hutton, who was killed at Gila, N. M., Friday. Mr. Hutton was carried over a cliff by his horse, and his life was crushed out on the rocks below. Many members of the club were pre sent at the meeting. Mr. Hutton was a member and director of the club, and belonged to the staff of the Tribune. Those who knew him intimately spoke of his good qualities and mourned his sudden death. J. D. Sherman.city editor of the Tribune, was appointed chairman of a committee with Louis H. Ayme and James F. Bate, to draw up resolutions. The club adopted the following: Whereas, the sudden death of Nathan iel Dryden Hutton at Gila N. M has caused profound sorrow among his news paper associates in Chicago, who liked him for his manliness, and lovable qual ities and for his sturdy strengt h of charac ter, and recognized ability as a news paper man, and Whereas, as a member and director of the Press club he always had the inter est of his fellow members at heart, there fore be it Resolved, That the Press club feels that in his death it has lost a member whose keen sense of honor and the pro mise he gave of a bright future in his chosen career make his loss one of espec ial significance. Resolved, That the Press club express to his mother and family its profound sympathy in their great bereavement. The club also passed a resolution pro viding for representation at the funeral at Mexico Mo., and for a floral tribute. A vote of thanks to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad was passed fur its offer of trains for the transportation of the remains and for members of the club who wish to be present at the fuñera'. Opie Reed and E. W. Pickard will repre sent the Press club. Chicago Inter Ocean. Coin's financial series is worth rending. "Coin's Financial School,", "A Tale of Two Nations" or "Coin up to Date" may le obtained at Tim Eaoi.k ollice free by paying a year's subscription to Tun Eaoi.k in advance. The books sell at 25 cents each. FLEMING CATTLE CO. Range : Fleming and vicinity. Postofiice : Silver City,