Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Morgan, Carrie E.
Our public schools, pp. 145-150 PDF (1.7 MB)
Taylor, F. W.
Russia, pp. 150-153 PDF (1.1 MB)
WISCOZSI4 FPAREMS' IfS1TrTTt but to learn what the teacher is doing school that is rent with disensions and to aid her in her work. annot give its attention to study. But The possible future of our public it is not enough that one school schools is great, but there is work for should be in harmony itself. AU us all to do. Never until hostility, schools are aiming for the same re- jealousy and strife are eliminated suits and should be in harmony with from them can the ideal state be each other. reached. These things are a bin- "AU our strength is in our union, drance not a help to progress. The AUl our danger is in discord." RUSSIA. Prof. P. W. TAYLOR., Lincoln, Neb. Mr. Chairman, Ladies and uentle- men:-I take it for granted that on the average this audience does not know much more about Russi tean I did before I went there. I know of no country upon the face of the earth aDout which so little is known, and L. La.L 4 o litl 4+1- ha,0+ l nnr. i4 aouuu WmULL IfUe flUtW h..efi a-. v so incorrect, and I hope that in the short time that I shall speak to you I may give you some truer ideas of Russia than you now have. About the Convict System I wish to say at the start, for I am always asked regarding that point, that I know nothing about the con- vict system in Russia, except what I have read in the books and writings of others. During many miles of travel there I have never seen a convict; during several hundred miles of travel on the river Volga I never saw a con- vict boat, and I wish to say emphati- cally that the convict system seems to occupy no higher position as some- thing that needs investigation and care in Russia today, than does the system in our own country. From my own observation and questioning I am inclined to think that at least ninety- five per cent. of all the people who go to Siberia would be behind the bars in our own penitentiaries in this country. I am assured by those who know soat there are not to exceed five per cent. of political prisoners sent to Siberia, the ninety-five per cent. being com- mon criminals and sent for offenses that would be punished by imprison- ment in America. Bie of Russian Empire. The Russia of which I shall speak is European Russia, which is about one- third of the great Russian Empire, and comprises half of Europe. Euro- pean Russia is five times as large as both Germany and France, and the population of European Russia is greater in numbers than that in both Germany and France put together. Formalities to Enter Russia. In going into Russia you have to go through some formalities such - you do not have to follow in going into any other European country, ove in the present year in Turkey. You have heard about the dangers attend- ing the getting into Russia, but 1 found no more danger than there is in going to Berlin. You are obliged to conform to the laws of the country and provide yourself with a passport. You send to the Secretary of State at Washington, enclosing a dollar, and receive a document containing your 1S0 I - , 1. -7' -! 7, W INN
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