Congressional Edition Volume . 2890

Congressional Edition Volume . 2890

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... work, such as has to be done. Do you find any poor men who are willing to engagein preparing wood and other work that is necessary to be done?--A. In this country where labor is high and apparently plenty, you can not get our young men, generally speaking, to do it. They can always find some position, and they very seldom turn out and do actual labor. The percentage is very small, indeed; they are clerks or are acting in some official capacity, or are overseers of some kind, and they do for themselves. My observation is, very few of our American boys are doing that kind of work. Q. Aren't you president of the board of regents of the university?--A. I was for some years. I am now president of the executive board. Q. How many are there going there to school now?--A. I think over 200 in the State university. Q. Now do you know of any of those young men who do manual labor to assist themselves in going on with their studies?--A. Yes, sir; that is in this way, they have carried papers hero. Q. Newspapers?--A. Yes, sir; and done light work in the morning to assist themselves. I think some of them have acted as office boys. Q. Do you find any of them doing manual labor, such as preparing fuel or anything of that kind?--A. Oh, no; but I think they have taken care of themselves, some of them, and carried newspapers; in fact one or two I think of now have educated themselves in that way. I could not say the exact number, but probably 10 per cent, of the young men educate themselves. Q. Do they do it by means of manual labor?--A. In that way they do it; the newspaper business is or was very profitable here. I know of a young man named Meeny who is now one of our best citizens and a very prominent man who educated himself here. Q. The question I...show more

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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 943g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915534
  • 9781236915535