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The eagle. (Silver City, N.M.) 1894-1???, May 15, 1895, Image 5

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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.
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
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.
Itnx 1521, New York.
The Chicago Press Club Paused Suitable
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.
Range :
Fleming and
Postofiice :
Silver City,

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