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State of New Jersey, a portion of which bonds have already matured and been paid, and the balance thereof will mature January 1, 1897, and January 1, 1902, and whereas the moneys received by said commissioners in payment of said bonds already matured and paid are uninvested, owing to the inability of said commis. sioners to invest the same conformably to the said act of Congress, and said moneys and the further funds to be received by said commissioners will remain uninvested and the objects of said act of Congress and of said act of the legislature of this State, approved April 4, 64, eby [be] defeated; and whereas the governor, by special message, has recommended legislation to meet the requirements of the situation, that forth with on the passage of this act the said coinmissioners named in this act approved April 4, 1864, shall transfer and pay over the funds now in their hands or deposited to their credit to the official or officials having charge of the sinking fund of this state, and said commissioners shall from time to time hereafter, as moneys shall be by them received under this act approved April 4, 1864, likewise pay over and transfer the same to the State sinking fund, and thereafter the said moneys so transferred or paid over shall be incorporated with and become part and parcel of the sinking fund of this State and dealt with in all respects as part and parcel thereof.
SEC. 55. Upon payment or transfer of any such moneys as aforesaid to the sinking fund of the State, the State treasurer and comptroller shall issue and deliver therefor to said commissioners a certificate of this State to the effect that the State will pay to said commissioners, semiannually, 5 per cent of the amount so paid into or transferred to the sinking fund so long as said act of Congress and the laws of this State, passed in pursuance thereof, shall be in all things and by all parties observed and complied with.
SEX', 56. The per centum paid to said commissioners upon any certificate issued under this act shall be by them paid over to the person or persons, body or bodies, now or hereafter entitled by law to receive the same.
SEC. 57. In order that students in the schools in all parts of the State may receive the stimulus afforded by the opportunity to pursue the courses of study in the State agricultural college, and in order to enable said State agricultural college to furnish instruction gratuitously to students, residents of this State, in its several courses of study, as special courses of advanced study in the public school system of this State, there shall be sent to the said college to the number of one each year from each assembly district in this State, to be selected and designated as hereinafter provided, who shall receive gratuitous instruction in any or in all the prescribed branches of study in any of the courses of study of said State college, under the general powers of supervision and control possessed by the board of visitors of said State college; said students so received shall be residents of this State, and shall be admitted into said State college upon the terms and subject to the rules and discipline which shall apply to all other free students of said State college; and if there should be more than one suitably prepared applicant from the same assembly district in the same year, such additional applicants may, in the discretion of the board of visitors of the said State agricultural college, be received on any vacant scholarships of any other assembly districts until such districts shall require such scholarships after notice has been served on the superintendent of education of the county in which such vacant assembly districts are situated.
SEC. 58. Said students shall be selected as follows: A competitive examination, under the direction of the city superintendents and the county superintendent of education in each county, shall be held at the county court-house in each county of the State, upon the first Saturday in June in each year, and the necessary traveling expenses of said examiners not otherwise provided for by law, on the approval of the president and secretary of the board of visitors of said State agricultural college, shall be paid by said State college; students who apply for examination shall be examined upon such subjects as may be designated by the faculty of said college and the State board of education; and the said city and county superintendents shall report to the president of said college and to the State superintendent of public instruction the names of all such students examined as in their opinion are suitably prepared to enter said college, with their estimate of the order of excellence in scholarship shown by said students at such preliminary examination; certificates of appointment to the State agricultural college shall be issued by the State superintendent of public instruction to all of such students as are so found to be qualified to enter said college; and in case the vacant scholarships shall not be sufficient to receive all such successful candidates, preference in appointing to vacant scholarships shall be given to successful candidates in the order of the excellence of their examination as certified by said superintendents; and in general the regulations and provisions governing the conduct of such examinations, and the appointment of said students to said scholarships shall be subject to the control of said board of visitors of said college.
SEC. 59. Each student so appointed and admitted to said college shall be regarded as holding a State scholarship, and for each scholarship so held there shall b paid, as hereinafter provided, on the 1st day of November in each year, to the treasurer of said college the sum of money as the said college is entitled to receive for each scholarship established in said college under the existing State agricultural college fund: Prorided, That such payment shall be maile only out of the income of the fund for the support of public free schools remaining after appropriations heretofore made payable out of said income are met.
SEC. 60. In order to ascertain the number of scholarships for which payment shall be made as aforesaid, the president of said college shall, in the month of October in each year, make his certificate in writing, setting forth the names of the students so as aforesaid appointed and then in attendance at said college, the assembly districts from which they were appointed and the classes in college to which they belong, or the special courses of study which they are pursuing, which certificate, when approved by the president of the board of visitors of the State agricultural college, shall be plenary evidence of the number of scholarships for which payment shall be made, and on filing the same with the comptroller of the State he shall draw his warrant upon the treasurer of the school fund for the sum of money to which the said college may accordingly be entitled, and the said treasurer shall thereupon pay the same as aforesaid.
SEC. 61. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall be subject to amendment, alteration, and repeal at the discretion of the legislature.
SEC. 62. Whereas by an act of Congress approved August 30, 1890, certain sums of money were appropriated to be paid annually to each State and Territory for the more complete endowment and maintenance of colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established in accordance with an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862; and whereas the Rutgers Scientific School, inzintained by “the trustees of Rutgers College, in New Jersey," is, and always hitherto has been, recognized as the agricultural college or agricultural departinent of " the college established in accordance with the said act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, therefore: The assent of the State of New Jersey to the grant made to this State under the said act of Congress approved August 30, 1890, and to the purpose of said grant, as indicated by the acts of Congress relating thereto, is hereby declared and signified, and the secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this act to the Secretary of the Treasury and to the Secretary of the Interior of the United States.
SEC. 63. The moneys received and to be received by this State under the said act of Congress approved August 30, 1840), shall immediately and as soon as received be paid over by the treasurer of this State, upon the warrant of the comptroller of this State and the order of the trustees of Rutgers College, to the treasurer of Rutgers College, for the more complete endowment and maintenance of the said agricultural college or agricultural department of the college, established, as aforesaid, for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, to ha by the said trustees 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 to the facilities for such instruction, in accordance with the acts of Congress relating thereto.
SEC. 64. The legislature shall have power at any time hereafter to pass such laws as may be deemed necessary and proper to enforce the due execution of this act and the before-mentioned acts of Congress.
SEC. 65. For the benefit of practical and scientific agriculture and for the development of our unimproved lands the New Jersey agricultural experiment station, with suitable branches, is hereby established.
SEC. 66. The direction and management of this institution shall be committed to a board of directors, which shall consist of the governor of the State, the board of visitors of the State agricultural college, together with the president and the professor of agriculture of that institution.
SEC. 67. The members of this board shall be called together by the secretary of the board of visitors, and shall organize by the election of a president and secretary, who shall hold their offices for one year and until their successors are elected; five members shall constitute a quorum.
SEC. 68. The board of directors shall hold a meeting each year at Trenton, on the third Tuesday in January, and other meetings at the call of the president, at such times and places as may best promote the objects of the institution.
SEC. 69. The board of directors shall locate said experiment station and branches, and shall appoint a director, who shall have the general management and oversight of the experiments and investigations necessary to carry out the objects of said institution, and shall employ competent chemists and other assistants necessary to analyze soils, fertilizers, and objects of agricultural interest, so as to properly carry on the work of the station, and it shall make an annual report of its, work to the governor of the State.
SEC. 70. A sum not exceeding $5,000 in any one year is hereby appropriated to said New Jersey experiment station, which money shall be paid from the State treasury on the presentation of the bills of said station properly certified by the president and secretary of the board of directors.
SEC. 71. From and after March 9, 1881, the board of directors created by said act (sec.] [but probably meaning the act of 1880 containing the matter given in sec. 66 above] shall be called and known as the board of managers.
Sec. 72. In addition to the powers now conferred upon said board, they shall have power to elect a treasurer, who shall hold his office for one year and until his successor shall be elected and qualified; and to appoint such other officers and agents as may be necessary to carry on the business of the institution; and to make such rules, by-laws, and regulations for the government of the board, and for carrying out the objects, business, and purposes of the institution as may, in their judgment, be necessary and proper.
SEC. 74. The expenses of said station, when presented to the comptroller of the State, accompanied by the proper vouchers, duly certified by the president and secretary of the board of directors, shall, upon warrant of said comptroller, be paid out of the State treasury: Provided, Such expenses do not exceed the sum of $11,000 in any year.
SEC. 75. The expenses incurred by the board of managers of the New Jersey agricultural experiment station in printing the bulletins issued from said stationcontaining analyses of fertilizers, fodders, feeds, soils, etc., the results of investigations in feeding animals, in testing the adaptability of soils and manures for the various cereal, fruit, and vegetable crops, and such other results of investigations as may be deemed by the board of managers to be of immediate usefulness to the citizens of the State--when presented to the comptroller of the State, accompanied by the proper vouchers, duly certified by the president and secretary of the board of managers, shall, upon warrant of said comptroller, be paid out of the State treasury, said sum not to exceed $1,500.
SEC. 76. Such payments shall be in addition to the annual appropriation now made for the payment of the expenses of said station.
SEC. 77. The expenses of said station, when presented to the comptroller of the State, accompanied by the proper vouchers, duly certified by the president and secretary of the board of directors, shall, upon warrant of said comptroller, be paid out of the State treasury: Provided, Such expenses do not exceed the sum of $15,000 in any year.
SEC. 78. An act of Congress of the United States approved March 2, 1887, to establish agricultural experiment stations, and the appropriations and grants of moneys for the purposes therein made are hereby accepted and assented to on the part of the State of New Jersey.
Sec. 79. The assent of the State of New Jersey to the grants of moneys for the purposes, upon the terms and in accordance with the several conditions and provisions in said act contained, is hereby signified and expressed, and the secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this act to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
SEC. 80. The sum of $30,000 is hereby appropriated for the construction of a State laboratory for the use of the State agricultural experiment station under the direction of the board of managers of the State agricultural experiment station on land selected by the said board of managers: Provided, Such land shall be acquired without cost or expense to the State of New Jersey, which sum the treasurer of this State is hereby authorized to pay for such purpose to the treasurer of said State agricultural experiment station upon the warrant of the comptroller, as bills therefor shall be presented, marked approved by the president and two members of the said board of managers of said State agricultural experiment station.
SEC. 81. The chemist or chemists of the State agricultural experiment station shall analyze all samples of milk, butter, or other farm products or the imitations thereof that may be sent to said station by the State dairy commissioner and his assistants and agents, and shall report to the said commissioner the results of such analyses, and the costs thereof shall be paid out of the appropriation made to said station.
SEC. 82. Whereas the officers of the State agricultural experiment station have discovered certain new fungous growths that threaten serious injury to important agricultural interests of the State: Therefore,
When the officers of the State agricultural experiment station shall discover any new fungous growth which is doing injury to plants or vines, and while the same is confined to limited areas, they are hereby authorized and empowered to enter upon any lands bearing vines or plants so affected and destroy the same by fire or otherwise, as they shall deem best.
Sec. 83. Any damage to private property resulting from the operation of destroying the said fungous growth by the officers of the State shall be certified to them, and the amount of damage paid to the owners thereof from the same fund and in the same manner as is paid to owners of deceased animals by order of the State board of health.
SEC. 84. Expenditures under this act shall not exceed $1,000.
Schools: SEC. 27. It shall be the duty of the county superintendent, at such time and place as the State superintendent may appoint, to examine such candidates for State scholarships at the agricultural college as may present themselves, and the candidates shall be subjected to such examination as the faculty of the said college and the State superintendent shall prescribe; and the candidates who shall receive certificates of appointment to the agricultural college in any one county shall be those who obtain on such examination the highest average for scholarship, and the number of certificates thus granted shall in no case exceed the number of State scholarships to which such county is entitled.
Acts, 1896, chapter 135: SECTION 1. Section 2 of the act to be amended hereby, being chapter 417 of the laws of 1895 (sec. 55, above), is hereby amended so as to read as follows: “SEC. 2. Upon payment or transfer of any such moneys as aforesaid to the sinking fund of the State the State treasurer and comptroller shall issue and deliver therefor to said commissioners a certificate of this State to the effect that the State will pay to said commissioners 5 per cent annually in semiannual payments of the amount so paid into or transferred to the sinking fund so long as said act of Congress and the laws of this State, passed in pursuance thereof, shall be in all things and by all parties observed and complied with.” (Approved March 30, 1896.)
Acts, 1897, chapter 53: SECTION 1. Section 6 of the act to which this is an amendment is amended so as to read as follows: “SEC. 6. In lieu of all claims, rights, and titles the branch institution designated by this act has or may hereafter have upon the annual appropriation coming to this State from Congress under the provision of the supplement to the act of Congress of August 30, 1890, a sum not to exceed $5,000 may annually be appropriated for the maintenance of said school out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.” (Approved March 31, 1897.)
Acts, 1901, chapter 99: The director of the New Jersey agricultural college experiment station at New Brunswick is hereby authorized to establish and maintain one or more stations for the scientific investigation of oyster propagation, said station or stations to be situate at some point or points in the oyster-growing sections of this State. The amount authorized to be expended under the provisions of this act shall not exceed the sum of $200 in any one year: Provided, That no moneys shall be drawn from the treasury for the purposes of this act until the same shall have been specifically appropriated according to law. (Approved March 21, 1901.)
Acts, 1902, chapter 17: SECTION 1. The trustees of the State agricultural college of New Jersey be, and they are hereby, required to establish in said State agricultural college a department of ceramics, equipped and designed for the education of clay workers in all branches of the art which exist in this State or which can be profitably introduced and maintained in this State from the mineral resources thereof, including the manufacture of earthenware, stoneware, yellow wares, white wares, china, porcelain and ornamental pottery; also the manufacture of sewer pipe, fireproofing, terra cotta, sanitary clay wares, electric conduits and specialties, fire bricks and all refractory materials, glazed and enameled bricks, pressed bricks, vitrified paving materials, as well as the most economic and scientific methods in the production of the coarser forms of bricks used for building purposes; also the manufacture of tiles used for paving, flooring, decorative wall paneling, roofing, and draining purposes, and all other clay industries represented in our limits.
SEC. 2. Said department shall offer special instruction to clay workers on the origin, composition, properties, and testing of clays, the selection of materials for
& This act has the following title: "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to more fully carry out and put in force the true intent and purposes of the supplement to an act of Congress of August 20, 1890, and the acts of the legislature of New Jersey of March 24, 1881, and the manual. training act of 1888, passed May 25, 1894.'”
different purposes, the mechanical and chemical preparation of clays, the laws of burning clays, the theory and practice of the formation of clay bodies, slips, and glazes, and the laws which control the formation and fusion of silicates.
SEC. 3. Said department shall be provided with an efficient laboratory designed for the instruction of clay workers in the list of subjects enumerated in the second section of this act, and also equipped to investigate into the various troubles and defects which can not be understood or avoided except by the use of such scientific investigation; said laboratory shall be equipped with the necessary apparatus for chemical analysis, with furnaces and kilns for pyrometric and experimental trials and such apparatus and machinery as may be necessary for the proper preparation of clays for manufacture as is consistent with the character of the department.
Sec. 4. Said trustees shall employ to conduct this department of ceramics a competent expert of the necessary education and scientific acquirement, who shall teach the theoretical part of the subject and direct the laboratory for the instruction of students and prosecute such scientific investigations of the various clay industries as may be practicable, and from time to time to publish the results of his investigations in such form that they will be made public and accessible to clay workers of the State, for the advancement of the art and science of the subject.
SEC. 5. There shall be appropriated out of the general revenues of the State the sum of $12,000, to be expended in the organization, equipment, and maintenance of said department, as provided for in the first four sections of this act, for the current year, and there shall be appropriated from the same fund the sum of $2,500 annually hereafter, beginning on the next succeeding year, for the salary, supplies, and all other expenses of the maintenance of said department: Provided, Such sum or sums shall first be appropriated in the annual appropriation bill. Acts, 1902, chapter 4: Whereas by the act
[“ An act to increase the efficiency of the public school system of the State by providing for additional free scholarships at the State agricultural college'] it was enacted that one stndent from each assembly district in the State, to be selected by competitive examination under the direction of the city and county superintendents of education, should be sent each year to the State agricultural college for education in the courses of study there pursued, and that a stipulated compensation should be paid therefor to the college out of the public school fund of the State; and
Whereas a large number of qualified students have, in accordance with said act, been received and educated in the college, but the stipulated compensation (except $1,500) has not been paid; and
Whereas the State is under a moral obligation, at least, to compensate the college for the services thus rendered in educating citizens of the State at the instance of the legislature: Therefore,
SECTION 1. The governor of the State is hereby authorized to appoint three citizens of New Jersey as a commission to exanine into and consider the matters above mentioned, and to report, in writing, to the present or next session of the legislature what compensation ought, in justice and equity, to be paid by the State to said college in full satisfaction for the services rendered, and to be rendered, up to the close of the present collegiate year, under said act of March 31, 1890.
SEC, 2. The said commission shall also, in a separate report to the present or next session of the legislature, state whether, in their opinion, the system of education provided for in said act of March 31, 1890, should be continued after the close of the present collegiate year, or should be modified, or should be wholly discontinued, together with their reasons for such recoinmendations as they may make in the premises, to the end that the legislature may adopt such course as shall seem best for public interests.
Acts, 1903, chapter 119: SECTION 1. To pay the State college for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts the balance due for services rendered to the State in the instruction, from September 1, 1890, to July 1, 1902, of students holding free State scholarships, granted pursuant to -An act to increase the efficiency of the public school system of the State by providing for additional free scholarships at the State agricultural college, passed March 31, 1890, there is hereby appropriated out of the State fund $80,000 (the sum of $1,500 having been heretofore paid), and the comptroller of the treasury is directed forthwith to draw his warrant therefor in favor of the treasurer of said college, and the State treasurer to pay the same. On surrender of such warrant the comptroller shall take from said college a release of all claims and demands of said college against the State.
Acts, 1903, chapter 273: [Appropriates $2,500 for department of ceramics.]