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STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.
Hon. JOSEPH ESTABROOK,
Superintendent of Public Instruction : Sir :- I have the honor to submit the report of the State Agricultural College for the collegiate year ending August 12th, 1887, as required by section 413 of Howell's Statutes.
The College is under control of the
STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.
Hon. Franklin Wells, President of the Board, Constantine, term expires 1891.
Hon. Cyrus G. Luce, Governor of the State, Edwin Willits, M. A., President of the College, Ex-officio.
Henry G. Reynolds, M. S., Secretary, Agricultural College P. O.
FACULTY AND OTHER OFFICERS.
Edwin Willits, M. A., President, Professor of Political Science, Constitutional Law, and Business Law,
Theophilus C. Abhot, LL. D., Professor of Mental Philosophy and Logic.
Robert C. Kedzie, M. A., M. D., Professor of Chemistry, and Curator of the Chemical Laboratory.
Albert J. Cook, M. S., Professor of Zoology and Entomology, and Curator of the General Museum.
William J. Beal, M. S., Ph. D., Professor of Botany and Forestry, and Curator of the Botanical Museum.
Rolla C. Carpenter, M. S., C. E., Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering.
Samuel Johnson, M. S., Professor of Practical Agriculture, and Superintendent of the Farm.
Elias J. MacEwan, M. A., Professor of the English Language and Literature.
J. A. Lockwood, 2nd Lieut., 17th U. 8. Infantry, Professor of Military Science and Tactics.
Liberty H. Bailey, Jr., M. S., Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Gardening, and Superintendent of the Horticultural Department.
Lewis McLouth, M. A., Ph. D.,* Professor of Mechanics and Astronomy.
W. F. Durand, U. S. N. A., Professor of Mechanics and French, and Director of the Shops.
Frank S. Kedzie, M. S., Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
The attendance for the past year has been greater than ever before, as will / be seen by the following tabular exhibit :
Resigned to accept the presidency of Dakota Agricultural College.
From the above table it will be seen that on the whole over 410 graduates have averaged but 8 years out of college; which will explain why many of
them who would gladly be on a farm are not there, viz, :--they have not been able to lay up enough capital ahead to become independent farmers and until they can do so they are able to turn their education to better account as teachers. This may readily be seen by the following resumé.
The two courses of study offered are the Agricultural and Mechanical, both of which are given in detail below. The Agricultural course has as an essential feature in addition to the class room work, daily manual labor for from two to three or four hours, including a certain time on farm and garden, and also in the carpenter shop and in military drill.
The mechanical students are required to spend two hours per day throughout the course in shop practice and from one to two hours in free-hand and mechanical drawing.