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report to the board of regents quarter-yearly the condition of the institution, with such suggestions as he may deem proper.
Sec. 1401. All expenses incurred, of every name and nature, involving the payment of money by or under the direction of the board of regents of the university, shall be passed upon by the board of examiners as other accounts against the State, and be paid out of the moneys appropriated for the university.
SEC. 1402. It shall be the duty of the president of the State university, in addition to his other duties as fixed by law, to cause to be analyzed by an assistant, teacher, or teachers employed at the State university any ores, mineral, soil, or water taken from within the boundaries of the State of Nevada, and sent by any citizen of said State for that purpose. Any citizen of the State may send any such substance and have the same analyzed free of charge and the result of the same returned to him by mail with as near as possible an explanation of their uses and value in market, and there shall be kept at the State university a book of record, open for inspection, under such rules as may be made by the regents, of all mineral, ores, or other matters so sent, with the history of such mineral or other matters, stating the name of the person or persons from whom received, the district and county from which it came, and all other matters that may be beneficial touching the same. A duplicate of the sample analyzed, as far as practicable, shall be kept at the university, properly labeled, so as to correspond to the record, and properly preserved.
SEC. 1403. If the same kind of matter for analysis is sent from the same place, it shall not be necessary to analyze the same, but a duplicate of the analysis shali be sent by mail to the person desiring the same.
SEC. 1404. Samples for analysis shall be analyzed in the order received.
SEC. 1405. Sample assays for gold or silver shall be made, and when the value per ton exceeds $5 in goid the returns shall state the fact thus, " Test for gold. And when the value per ton exceeds $5 in silver the returns shall state the fact thus, "Test for silver.”
SEC. 1406. There is hereby created a board to be known as the honorary board of visitors of the Nevada State University. Said board shall consist of 15 members. The chief justice of the supreme court shall be ex officio a member and the chairman of said board. In the absence of said chief justice the members of the board may elect one of their number to act as temporary chairman. The term of office of the members of said board shall be two years from the date of their appointment and until their successors are appointed.
SEC. 1407. The governor shall appoint and commission, within forty days after the passage of this act, from each county one suitable and discreet person who is interested in higher education and who is an actual resident of said county as a member of said board.
SEC. 1408. It shall be the duty of said board of visitors to meet annually at the seat of the Nevada State University during commencement week, and inspect the grounds, buildings, and equipment of said university, and also inquire into the actual state of the discipline, instruction, police administration, and other affairs or concerns of the university. The board of visitors shall report thereon to the governor within thirty days after each annual meeting, for the information of the people of the State and of the next succeeding legislature of the State, their action as such visitors, with their views and recommendations concerning the university, such as they shall deem wise and just and for the best interests of the university.
SEC. 1409. The president of the university shall cause at least thirty days' notice to be given to the members of the honorary board of visitors of the time and place of their annual meeting.
Sec. 1410. No compensation shall be made to the members of said board of visitors for their services or for their traveling expenses, but the board of regents shall pay out of the university contingent fund their expenses for board and lodging while at the university.
Sec. 1411. The agricultural experiment station, organized and established by the board of regents of the State university at and in connection with said State university, is hereby recognized and shall be continued as a part of said State institution, and shall be conducted by a board of control” hereinafter provided for, for the purpose of acquiring and diffusing among the people useful and practical information on subjects connected with agriculture and to promote scientific investigation and experiment respecting the principles and applications of agricultural science, said State university having been established in accordance with the provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862.
SEC. 1412. The board of control of said agricultural experiment station shall consist of the board of regents of the State university, and they shall organize said board and choose its officers.
Sec. 1413. The board of control of said agricultural experiment station shall, to the best of its ability, observe and carry out the requirements of an act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several States under the provisions of an act approved July 2, 1862, and of the acts supplementary thereto," approved by the President March 2, 1887. The said board of control shall have charge of the receipts, safe-keeping, and expenditure of all money appropriated by Congress for the benefit and use of said agricultural experiment station; they shall be allowed and paid all necessary expenses incurred by them severally in the discharge of their official duties, but shall receive no salary or compensation for their services.
SEC. 1414. Said board of control shall make a report at the end of each fiscal year to the governor, and 1,200 copies thereof shall be printed at the State printing office for general distribution by said board. The governor shall transmit all said annual reports to the legislature.
SEC. 1415. The legislature of Nevada hereby gratefully assents to the purposes of all grants of money made heretofore and all which may hereafter be made to the State of Nevada by Congress, under the act of Congress the title of which is recited in section 1413 above, and agrees that the same shall be used only for the purposes named in said act of Congress or acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto.
SEC. 1416. The State university of this State was, and now is, established in accordance with the provisions of the constitution of the State of Nevada, and also in accordance with the provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862.
SEC. 1417. The board of regents of said State university and agricultural, mining, and mechanical college are the proper trustees of same to receive and disburse all appropriations made to this State under the provisions of an act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862," approved August 30, 1890, and all appropriations hereafter to be made under said act.
Sec. 1418. Said board of regents shall make a report at the end of each fiscal year, in connection with its annual report to the governor, of other State university matters, including the amounts received and disbursed under the provisions of this act. The governor shall transmit all said annual reports to the legislature.
SEC. 1419. The legislature of Nevada hereby gratefully assents to the purposes of all grants of money made heretofore and all which may hereafter be made to the State of Nevada by Congress, under the act of Congress the title of which is recited in section 2 of this act (section 1417 above), and agrees that the same shall be used only for the purpose named in said act of Congress or acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.
Statutes, 1901, Chapter XLI: SECTION 1. The board of regents of the State university are hereby authorized and directed to contract and equip a suitable building upon the State land at Reno, to be known as a chemical and physical laboratory and used for purposes of instruction and research in chemistry and physics.
SEC. 2. The building shall be of brick and stone and shall not exceed in cost the sum of $12,000.
SEC. 3. Twelve thousand dollars are hereby appropriated for the construction and equipment of said building, and in no case shall a contract þe entered into which shall exceed the sum of $12,000 for the erection and equipment of said building.
SEC. 4. The money hereby appropriated shall be taken from the State school fund, and in its place shall be deposited twelve bonds of the State of Nevada of $1,000 each, bearing interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum. Said bonds shall run for twenty years, but shall be redeemable by the State at its pleasure after two years. Said bonds shall be signed by the governor and State comptroller, countersigned by the State treasurer, and authenticated with the great seal of the State, and each bond shall state in substance that the State of Nevada owes its State school fund $1,000, the interest on which sum, at 4 per cent per annum, the State of Nevada agrees to pay during the life of said bonds for the benefit of the common schools of the State. Said bonds may be lithographed, as is usual in similar cases, and deposited with the State treasurer. The interest on said bonds shall be paid semiannually, on the 1st day of January and the 1st day of July of each year, on the written order of the State board of education to the State comptroller, directing him to draw his warrant for the amount of such semiannual interest on the contingent university fund. All sums derived from the interest on said bonds shall be paid into the general school fund for the support of the common schools of the State, and for the
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regular and prompt payment of which the faith and credit of the State is hereby pledged.
Sec. 5. For the fiscal year beginning January 1, 1901, and annually thereafter, such an annual tax shall be levied and included in and be a part of the annual tax levy for the contingent university fund, not exceeding one-half of 1 cent on each $100, as may be necessary to pay the annual interest on said bonds and create a sinking fund for their redemption and payment at maturity, which tax, when collected, shall be held in said contingent university fund and applied only to the payment of saisi interest and bonds, as required by this act. (Approved Mar. 12, 1901.)
Ibid., 1901, Chapter XLIX: Appropriates for the support of the State University $36,000, payable as follows: From the contingent university fund $26,000, and from the interest account, 90,000-acre grant [act Cong., July 2, 1862), $10,000.
Ibid., 1901, Chapter XLV: SECTION 1. The board of regents of the State University are hereby directed to construct and equip a suitable building upon the State land at Reno, to be used as a hospital for students who may be sick and in need of special care.
SEC. 2. The building to be used as a hospital for students, and its equipments shall not exceed in cost the sum of $3.500. [The act then provides for five bonds of $700 to be substituted for money taken from the State school fund under the conditions of the fourth section of Chapter XLI above.]
Ibid., 1901, Chapter LXX: SECTION 1. Froin and after the passage of this act, for the purpose of keeping the State on a cash basis without resorting to an onerous rate of taxation, the sum of $17,000 is hereby authorized to be borrowed for the use and benefit of the general fund of the State from the State school fund at such times and in such amounts as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the State government, and the sum of $20,000 is hereby authorized to be borrowed for the purpose of providing funds for the support and maintenance of the State University, without resorting to an onerous rate of taxation, from the State University fund and the university fund, 90,090-acre grant, for the use and benefit of the contingent university fund and interest account, 90.000-acre grant, at such times and in such amounts as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the State University.
NEW HAMPSHIRE. Constitution, article 82: Knowledge and learning generally diffused through a community being essential to the preservation of a free government, and spreading the opportunities and advantages of education through the various parts of tho country being highly conducive to promote this end, it shall be the duty of the legislators and magistrates in all future periods of this government to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences and all seminaries and public schools; to encourage private and public institutions, rewards and immunities for the promotion of agriculture, arts, sciences, commerce, trades, manufactures, and natural history of the country; to countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and general benevolence, public and private charity, industry and economy, honesty and punctuality, sincerity, sobriety, and all social affections and generous sentiments among the people: Prorided, nevertheless, That no money raised by taxation shall ever be granted or applied for the use of the schools or institutions of any religious sect or denomination. [This proviso was added in 1877.)
Laws, 1863, chapter 2732: SECTION 1. The State of New Hampshire hereby accepts the grant made to it by Congress, according to the provisions of an art donating public lands to the several States and Territories, which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, approved July 2, 1862, and the governor is hereby authorized and instructed to give due notice thereof to the Secretary of the Interior, or other proper officer of the Government of the United States.
SEC. 2. The governor is hereby authorized and instructed to receive hy himself, or his order, from the Secretary of the Interior, or any other officer authorized to issue the same, all the land scrip to which this State may be entitled by the provisions of the before-mentioned act of Congress.
SEC. 3. The governor, by and with the advice and consent of the council, is hereby authorized and instructed to appoint a commissioner, whose duty it shall be to take charge of the scrip received by this State, and to sell and transfer the same on terms to be approved by the governor and council: Provided, That no scrip shall be transferred and delivered to any purchaser thereof until the same shall have been fully paid for, and said commissioner shall pay the moneys so received to the treasurer of the State. Said commissioner shall give a bond with sufficient sureties, in the penal sum of $25,000, to ba approved by the governor and council, that he will faithfully perform the duties of his office, and shall render full and accurate returns to them at the end of every six months, or oftener, if required to do so by them, of his proceedings under this act. The compensation of said commissioner shall be fixed by the governor and council, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants on the treasury for the fame, and for all other necessary expenses arising out of the management and sale of said scrip.
SEC. 4. The treasurer shall hold all the money received for the sale of said scrip and shall invest the same in accordance with the provisions of the fourth section of the before-mentioned act of Congress. The money so invested shall constitute a separate and perpetual fund, to be entitled “The fund for the promotion of education in agriculture and the mechanic arts," which shall be appropriated and the interest used in such manner as the legislature shall prescribe, and in accordance with the aforesaid act of Congress, and with which a special office and bank account shall be kept, so that the moneys shall not be intermingled with ordinary funds of the State; and of the state and condition of said fund the treasurer shall make an annual report to the legislature.
SEC. 5. The governor, with the advice and consent of the council, is hereby authorized and instructed to appoint a committee consisting of 10 persons, one from each county, who from their profession and pursuits may, in their judgment, be best qualified for the duty, who shall, after the fullest inquiry and consultation, prepare a scheme for the establishment of a college for education in agriculture and the mechanic arts and make a printed report thereon to the legislature at its next June session. The compensation of said committee for their labor and expenses shall be determined by the governor and council, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants on the treasury for the same on receiving their report. (Approved July 9, 1863.)
Laws, 1866, chapter 4216: SECTION 1. A college is hereby established, incorporated, and made a body politie and corporate, by the name of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, whose leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in conformity to an act of Congress * approved July 2, 1362, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute, and defend to final jndgment and execution, and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature.
SEC. 6. The trustees are authorized and empowered to locate and establish the college incorporated by this act at Hanover, in this State, in connection with Dartmonth College, and with that corporation to make all necessary contracts in relation to the terms of connection therewith, subject to be terminated upon a notice of one year given at any time after fourteen years. * * The said trustees are also anthorized and directed to furnish, so far as may be practicable, free tuition to indigent students of the college, and to make provision for the delivery of free lectures in different parts of the State upon subjects pertaining to agriculture and the mechanic arts.
Sec. 7. All funds derived from the sale of the land scrip issued to the State of New Hampshire by the United States, in pursuance of the act of Congress hereinbefore mentioned, shall be invested in registered bonds of the State of New Hampshire or of the United States, which shall be delivered to the State treasurer, who shall have the custody of the same, and pay over the income thereof, as it may accrue, to the treasurer of the College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. (Approved July 7, 1866.)
Laws, 1887, chapter 125: The sum of $3,000 is herehy appropriated annually to the New Hampshire College of Agriculture anů the Mechanic Arts, to be annually expended in providing free tuition for all students in said college who are residents of the State and in paying the general expenses of the college in such manner as the trustees may direct; the said sum to be drawn from the treasury in semiannual payments from any moneys not otherwise appropriated. (Approved Angust 24. 1887.)
Laws, 1891, chapter 2: SECTION 1. The legislature of the State of New Hampshire hereby gives its assent to the purpose of and accepts for the benefit of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts the grants of money anthorized by act of Congress approved August 30, 1890, for the further endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts and “to be applied only to instruction in agriculture, the mechanic arts, the English language, and the various branches of mathematical, physical, natural and economic science, with special reference to their applications in the industries of life and the facilities for such instruction,” as provided in said act of Congress.
SEC. 2. The treasurer of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts is hereby designated and authorized to receive all grants of money made to this State under the provisions of said act of Congress.
Laws, 1891, chapter 12: Whereas Benjamin Thompson, late of Durham, in this State, died January 30, 1890, leaving a will and codicils thereto, which have been proved, approved, and allowed by the probate court of the county of Strafford, by which he devised a large share of his property to the State of New Hampshire, in trust, for the establishment and maintenance of a school or college, to be located on his “ Warner Farm,” in said Durham, wherein there shall be thoroughly taught, both in the schoolroom and in the field, the theory and practice of agriculture and other sciences connected therewith, and wherein there may be taught such other arts and sciences as may be necessary to enable the State to fully avail itself of the donation of land made by the act of Congress of the United States approved July 2, 1862, entitled, etc.; and
Whereas said bequest is made subject to certain provisos, conditions, and limitations set forth in the will and the codicil thereto, to which reference is made for the particulars thereof; and
Whereas by one of said conditions it is provided that said bequest shall become null and void if the State does not accept the trust within two years from the time of the decease of said Thompson: Now, therefore,
SECTION 1. The State of New Hampshire does hereby gratefully accept said bequest, subject to the provisos, conditions, and limitations set forth in said will as modified by the codicils thereto, and, in consideration thereof, does hereby promise to execute said trust in accordance with the terms of said will.
SEC. 2. The State, in compliance with the requirements of said will and codicils, promises and guarantees to appropriate, and does hereby appropriate, annually for the term of twenty years from and after said Thompson's death such sum as will pay a net annual compound interest of 4 per cent per annum upon the amount of the appraised value of the estate bequeathed and devised to the State as aforesaid, aside from the real estate situated in said Durham, after deducting therefrom the legacies given by the codicils to said will, and does hereby authorize and direct the State treasurer to credit said sums to the trust fund, as provided in the fourth section of this chapter.
SEC. 3. The State, in further compliance with the requirements of said will and codicils, promises and guarantees to appropriate, and does hereby appropriate, annually for the term of twenty years from and after said Thompson's death the sum of $3,000 and such further sum as will pay a net annual compound interest of 4 per cent per annum upon said annual appropriations from the dates when they severally become a part of the trust fund until the expiration of the said term of twenty years, and does hereby authorize and direct the State treasurer to credit said sums to the trust fund, as provided in the following section. · SEC. 4. The State treasurer, upon receipt of the estate devised to it by said will and codicils, shall open two accounts in a book provided for the purpose, as follows: He shall open one account with “ The Benjamin Thompson trust fund,' and shall credit therein to said fund, under date of January 30, 1891, the amount of the appraised value of the estate received by the State, by virtue of said Thompson's will, together with a sum equal to 4 per cent upon said appraised value (not including the real estate situated in said Durham), and on the 30th day of January in each year thereafter until and including January, 1910, excepting when such day falls on Sunday, and in such cases on the day preceding, he shall credit to said account a sum equal to 4 per cent upon the total amount of said trust fund, excepting the appraised value of the real estate in said Durham, after the credits of the preceding year have been made. He shall open the other account with “ The Benjamin Thompson State trust fund," and shall credit therein to said fund, under date of January 30, 1891, the sum of $3,000, together with a sum equal to 4 per cent upon said sum of $3,000, and on the 30th day of January in each year thereafter, until and including January, 1910, excepting when such day falls on Sunday, and in such cases on the day preceding, he shall credit to said account a sum equal to 4 per cent upon the total amount of said trust fund after the credits of the preceding year have been made.
SEC. 5. The accounts so made shall represent the amount of the trust funds in the possession of the State; and the State guarantees to preserve them intact and unimpaired until they shall become available for opening and maintaining said school or college, and then to administer them as required by said will.
SEC. 6. The State treasurer is hereby authorized to receive from the executors of said will the money, notes, bonds, stocks, and evidences of debt coming to the