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to the said college, blanks for such purpose to be furnished annually by the president of said college to the superintendents of instruction in each county.'

SEC. 5. The following section is added to chapter 410, laws of 1887: That for the purpose of furnishing proper facilities for the education provided under this act and to purchase additional land and the erection of suitable buildings the following sums shall be appropriated from funds in the public treasury of this State not otherwise appropriated, viz, $10,000 for the year 1891, $10,000 for the year 1892, such sums to be payable annually to the treasurer of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, one-half on the 1st day of January and July of each year. SEC. 6. The following section is added to chapter 410, laws of 1887: “

The appropriation made by act of Congress of the date of August 30, 1890, for the benefit of colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts shall be divided into the exact ratio in this State of the white population to the colored, this provision to apply to the current and all succeeding appropriations."

SEC. 7. The following section is added to chapter 410, laws of 1887: “That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to sell any intoxicating liquors within three-fourths of a mile of the main college building.

SEC. 8. Power is hereby conferred upon the trustees of the said college to effect a sale of the lot known as the “Grissom lot,”' containing 34 acres, more or less, and to make title to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, the said lot now being under the control of the said trustees and having been purchased from (with funds donated by the city of Raleigh as a site for an industrial school. (Ratified March 6, 1891.)

Ibid., 1891. chapter 549: SECTION 1. A college of agriculture and mechanical arts is hereby established for the colored race, to be located at some eligible site within this State, to be hereafter selected by the board of trustees hereinafter provided for.

SEC. 2. The said institution shall be denominated The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race.”

SEC. 3. The leading object of the institution shall be to teach practical agriculture and the mechanic arts and such branches of learning as relate thereto, not excluding academical and classical instruction.

SEC. 4. (Amended by chapter 389, laws of 1899, q. v.] The management and control of the said college and the care and preservation of all of its property shall be vested in a board of trustees, who shall be selected by the general assembly at each term thereof, consisting of nine members, one from each of the several Čongressional districts of the State, three of whom shall be selected for a term of two years, three for four years, and three for six years, and at the expiration of the term of each class their successors shall be elected for a term of six years. Any vacancy which may occur for any cause shall be filled by the governor for the unexpired term. The said board shall elect one of their number to be the president of the board of trustees.

SEC. 5. The said board of trustees shall have power to prescribe rules for the management and preservation of good order and morals at the said college as are usually made in such institutions; shall have power to appoint its president, instructors, and as many other officers or servants as to them shall appear necessary and proper, and shall fix their salaries, and shall have charge of the disbursement of the funds, and have general and entire supervision of the establishment and maintenance of the said college; and the president and instructors in the said college, by and with the consent of the said board of trustees, shall have the power of conferring such certificates of proficiency or marks of merit and diplomas as are usually conferred by such colleges.

Sec. 6. The said board of trustees are empowered to receive any donation of property, real or personal, which may be made to the said college of agriculture and mechanic arts, and shall have power to invest or expend the same for the benefit of said college, and shall have power to accept on behalf of this college such proportion of the fund granted by the Congress of the United States to the State of North Carolina for industrial and agricultural training as is apportioned to the colored race, in accordance with the act or acts of Congress in relation thereto.

Sec. 7. In addition to the powers hereinbefore granted, the board of trustees shall have power to make such rules and regulations with respect to the admission of pupils to the said college for the various Congressional districts of this State as they may deem equitable and right, having due regard to the colored population thereof.

SEC. 8. For the purpose of locating the said college at some convenient and suitable site within the State, the said board of trustees are hereby authorized to receive propositions from the various localities of this state, and are hereby fully empowered to accept any proposition which to them may seem best for the interests of the State and for carrying out the purposes of this act according to the true intent and meaning thereof.

SEC. 9. Before the said board of trustees shall finally accept a proposition from any locality for the establishment of the said college thereat they shall receive a deed in fee simple absolute to them and their successors in office for all lands, buildings, or structures donated as a consideration for the location of said college.

Sec. 10. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act the sum of $2,500, is hereby annually appropriated to the said college, and the treasurer of the State is hereby authorized and directed to pay the said amount out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated upon the warrant of the board of trustees or such other officer or officers as the said board inay designate.

SEC. 11. Until the site and buildings shall have been furnished for the location of the said college the said board of trustees shall have power to make temporary provisions for the industrial and mechanical education of the colored youth of the State at some established institution of learning within the State, under such rules and regulations as they may prescribe.

SEC. 12. Until the site and buildings shall have been furnished for the location of the said college and the buildings shall be completed the provisions which now or may be made by the trustees of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts with any present institution of learning in the State shall continue, but said trustees shall not have power to make any such arrangement for more than one year at a time; but when said buildings shall have been completed then the board of trustees of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race shall have all the rights, powers, and privileges of the said board of trustees of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts over any and all funds which may belong or appertain to the colored race.

SEC. 13. (Amended by chapter 389, laws of 1899, q. v.] The trustees of the said "The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race" shall be entitled to the same per diem and mileage as compensation for attendance upon the meetings of said board as are now allowed by the law to the members of the general assembly. (Ratified March 9, 1891.)

Public Laws and Resolutions, 1893, chapter 252: SECTION 1. The sum of $5,000 per year for the years 1893 and 1894 is hereby appropriated from funds in the public treasury of this State for the purpose of completing, erecting, and furnishing said building for the use of the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race.

Ibid., 1893, chapter 378: SECTION 1. The sum of $10,000 annually for the years 1893 and 1894 is hereby appropriated for the support, maintenance, and extension of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, to be paid on the 1st day of March and September of each year out of the funds in the treasury.

Ibid., 1895, chapter 145: SECTION 1. The sum of $10,000 annually is hereby appropriated for the support and maintenance of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, $5,000 to be paid on the 1st day of April and September of each year out of the funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 2. The treasurer of the State of North Carolina is hereby declared, ex officio, the treasurer of the board of trustees of the said college.

Ibid., 1895, chapter 203: SECTION 1. The sum of $7,500 annually for the years 1895 and 1896 be appropriated for the erection of additional buildings, and for the further equipment of the college; $3,750 to be paid out of the funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated on the 1st day of April and September of

SEC. 2. (Makes State treasurer ex officio the college treasurer.]

Ibid., 1895, chapter 146: SECTION 1. The sum of $5,000 is hereby annually appropriated for the support, maintenance, equipment, enlargement, and extension of the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race, to be paid on the 1st days of April and October of each year, out of funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Ibid., 1895, chapter 374 (amended by chapter 328, laws of 1897, q. v.]: SECTION 1. The department of agriculture shall be under the control and supervision of a board which shall be composed of the president of the North Carolina State Farmers' Alliance and of one member elected by the general assembly from each Congressional district, and five additional members to be hereafter elected by the general assembly for the State at large. The members elected for the Congressional districts shall hold their terms for two years. So much of the code as con.

each year.

stitutes the governor, the master of the State grange, the president of the State Agricultural Society, and the president of the agricultural college the board is hereby repealed, and so much of said section or of any other law as is inconsistent with this act is also repealed.

Sec. 2. The management and control of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and the care and preservation of all its property shall reside with and be vested in the board of agriculture, and so much of section 3 of chapter 410, laws of 1887, as provides for a board of trustees, consisting in part of five persons appointed by the governor, is hereby repealed, and the board of trustees mentioned in said section 3 and the offices of trustees thereby created are hereby abolished; and so much of said act hereinbefore cited as may be inconsistent with this act is hereby repealed, and all laws and clauses of laws inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. The board of agriculture shall have all the powers and perform all the duties heretofore exercised or required of the board of trustees of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.

Ibid., 1897, chapter 328 (amended by chapter 370, laws of 1899, q. v.): SECTION 1. From and after the ratification of this act the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts shall be controlled and managed by a board of trustees entirely separate and distinct from the department of agriculture, together with the care and preservation of all its property.

SEC. 2. The board of trustees shall consist of fifteen persons, of whom the president of the college shall be ex officio one; the other fourteen shall be divided into three classes, to be confirmed by the senate, and their terms shall be four for two years, five for four years, and five for six years. The governor shall nominate these trustees to the senate, and shall state the term of each in the nomination. The governor shall select one trustee from each Congressional district and the other five from the State at large.

SEC. 3. All vacancies occurring under this act shall be filled by the appointment of the governor and confirmed by the senate if that body is in session at the time of the filling of the vacancy; if the senate is not in session when the vacancy is to be filled, the governor shall appoint, and the appointee shall hold until his successor is confirmed by the senate; and if the senate shall fail to confirm any nomination, the governor, within ten days after the adjournment of the senate, shall fill the vacancy:

SEC. 4. All powers heretofore vested in a board of trustees under chapter 410, laws of 1887, and chapter 348, laws of 1891, and the act of this general assembly to which this is supplemental, and all other laws not specially mentioned herein which are not inconsistent nor in conflict with this act, are hereby vested in the board of trustees created by this act.

SEC. 5. Immediately upon the ratification of this act the secretary of state shall furnish to the governor a certified copy thereof, and immediately upon confirmation by the senate the secretary of state shall notify eachtrustee of his appointment, and the trustees shall assemble at the college on Tuesday, the 9th day of March next, and shall proceed to organize under this act and enter upon the discharge of their duties by electing a president of the board and such other officers as the board may deem for the best interests of the college. The number and time of the ineetings of the board shall be fixed by the board, and the trustees shall not receive any pay or per diem, but only their traveling expenses, and that only for four times in each year.

SEC. 6. It is not the intention of the general assembly that the trustees herein provided for shall be officers within the meaning of section 7 of Article XIV of the constitution, and they are declared to be special trustees for the special purposes of this act.

SEC. 7. This act is supplemental to an act heretofore enacted by this general assembly, entitled “ An act concerning the department of agriculture and the college of agriculture and mechanic arts," and must be construed in connection with that act. [No act was passed having this title. It is evident that chapter 374 of the laws of 1895 is referred to, but the title of that is, “An act to reduce the expenses of the department of agriculture and to place the control of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts with the board of agriculture."]

Ibid., 1897, chapter 486: SECTION 1. The sum of $5,000 is hereby appropriated for the maintenance and equipment of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race for each of the years 1897 and 1898, to be in installments of $2,500 on the 1st days of April and October of each year 1897 and 1898.

Ibid., 1897, chapter 535. (Appropriates to the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts $5,000 for a new boiler and to erect a hospital.]

Ibid., 1899, chapter 370: SECTION 1. Chapter 308 of the public laws of 1885, chapter 410 of the public laws of 1887, chapter 106 of the public laws of 1889, chapter 348 of the public laws of 1891, chapter 85 of the public laws of 1897, and chapter 328 of the public laws of 1897, and all laws repealed and amended thereby, are hereby repealed and amended in so far as they relate to and affect the agricultural and mechanical college so as to read as follows: The North Carolina College of "Agriculture and Mechanic Arts” shall be known and designated by the name of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts,” and shall be a body politic and corporate, with right to hold personal property and real estate for the benefit of said college.

SEC. 2. The leading objects of this college shall be to teach the branches of learning relating to agricultural and mechanical arts and such other scientific and classical studies as the board of trustees may elect to have taught, and to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits. and professions of life.

SEC. 3. [Repealed by chapter 650, laws of 1901, q. v.) The management and control of the said college and the care and preservation of its property shall be vested in a board of trustees consisting of 21 persons, and in addition thereto the president of said college shall be an ex officio member of said board. The said board of 21 shall be elected as follows: One from each Congressional district the State, each of whom shall be a skilled and practical agriculturist, and 12 from the State at large, who shall be persons interested in agricultural, mechanical, and industrial education. The trustees elected at this session of the general assembly shall hold office for two years, and there shall be elected at the next session of the general assembly 7 trustees who shall hold office for two years, 7 trustees who shall hold office for four years, and 7 trustees who shall hold office for six years, and that at the present general assembly there shall be elected such a number of trustees as with the present members thereof shall make said board composed of 21 persons.

SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the board of trustees to appoint the president and instructors of the said college and all other such officers and servants as to them may seem necessary. They shall have charge of the disbursement of its funds and shall have full supervision and control, and shall be charged with the maintenance of the college. The State treasurer shall be ex officio treasurer of said board of trustees. The president and instructors, under the direction and supervision of the trustees, shall have power to confer such certificates of proficiency or marks. of merit as may be deemed proper.

Sec. 5. The board of trustees shall own and hold the certificates of indebtedness amounting to $125,000 issued for the principal of the land-scrip fund, and the interest thereon shall be paid to them by the State treasurer semiannually on the 1st day of July and January in each year for the purpose of aiding in the support of said college in accordance with the act of Congress approved July 2,1862, entitled "An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts.”'

SEC. 6. The agricultural experiment and control station shall be connected with the said college and controlled by the board of trustees thereof. The said board of trustees shall have power to accept and receive on the part of the State property, personal, real, or mixed, and any donations from the United States Congress to the several States and Territories for the benefit of agricultural experiment stations or the agricultural and mechanical colleges in connection therewith, and they shall expend the amount so received in accordance with the acts of Congress in relation thereto.

Sec. 7. The board of trustees shall admit to the benefits of the said college free of any charge for tuition, upon proper evidence of good moral character and of their inability and the inability of their parents or guardians to pay their tuitions and of their capacity to receive instruction, a certain number of youths, to be determined by them, not to be less than 120, and shall apportion the same to the different counties applying according to their relative number of members in the house of representatives of North Carolina, and it shall be the duty of the superintendent of instruction in each county on the days fixed by law for the examination of teachers of the public schools also to examine candidates for county students to the said college, blanks for such purpose to be furnished annually by the president of the college to the superintendents in each county.

SEC. 8. The appropriations made or which may hereafter be made by Congress for the benefit of colleges of agricultural and mechanical arts shall be divided

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between the white and colored institutions in this State in the ratio of the white population to the colored.

SEC. 9. Any person who shall sell spirituous or intoxicating liquors within threefourths of a mile of any of the buildings of said college shall be guilty of a misde

Sec. 10. The board of trustees shall meet in the city of Raleigh on the second Monday in March, 1899, and elect of their number a president and an executive committee of three, one of whom shall be the president of the board of trustees, and it shall be the duty of the executive committee to meet at the call of the president and perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the board of trustees. The board of trustees shall thereafter meet annually at such time as they may agree upon. The members of the board shall receive their mileage and hotel fare while attending upon the meetings of the board, but no members of the board of trustees except the executive committee shall be allowed their expenses for more than five meetings in any one year. (Ratified March 3, 1899.)

Ibid., 1899, chapter 389: SECTION 1. Section 4, chapter 549, public laws of 1891, is amended as follows: There shall be elected by this general assembly 6 additional trustees (of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race) in addition to those provided for in the said chapter, two of whom shall be elected for a term of two years, two for four years, and two for six years.

SEC. 2. Section 13 of said chapter 519 is amended to read as follows: The number and times of the meeting of the board shall be fixed by the board, and the trustees shall not receive any pay or per diem, but only their traveling expenses and hotel fare, and that only for four times in each year.

Sec. 3. The board of trustees shall have power to elect an executive board of three of their own number, who shall have the immediate management of the said institution when the full board is not in session. (Ratified March 4, 1899.)

Ibid., 1899, chapter 591: SECTION 1. The trustees [of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race) provided for in chapter 549 of the public laws of 1891, together with those elected under chapter 389 of the publie laws of 1899, shall meet in the college in Greensboro on Wednesday, March 22, 1899, and elect a chairman and executive committee of said board and discharge sach other duties as they may see proper and which pertain to their office. (Ratified March 7, 1899.)

Ibid., 1899, chapter 704: (SECTION 1.] A. Q. Holliday, W. 0. Riddick, and J. R. Rogers are hereby appointed and constituted a commission and are hereby authorized, directed, and empowered to have constructed a sewer from the college of agriculture and mechanic arts to and connecting with the sewer system of the city of Raleigh. The said commission is hereby given full power to lay off and have constructed the said sewer in such manner as they may deem proper, and it is empowered to contract with adjacent residents and allow them to connect with the sewer upon payment of a proper sum for said privilege.

SEC. 2. The expense of building said sewer shall be defrayed by the college of agriculture and mechanic arts if it has money available for that purpose, and if there be no funds so available the State treasurer is hereby empowered to advance the sum of $2,500 out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the money so advanced shall be considered a loan to the said college and a charge on its revenues, and shall be retained by the treasurer out of the amount appropriated for the year 1900.

SEC. 3. The treasurer of the State will pay over said money upon the warrant of the auditor, upon proof that the said sewer has been let out to a responsible bidder, to be completed at a cost to the college of not exceeding the sum advanced by the State. (Ratified March 8, 1899.)

*Ibid., 1901, chapter 424: SECTION 1. There shall be appointed by the governor, on or before August 15, 1902, and every two years thereafter, a board of examiners consisting of three members; one member of this board shall be of the party different from the party in power: Provided, That no member of the said board shall be connected directly or indirectly with any State institution. Before entering upon the discharge of their duties said commissioners shall take and subscribe an oath faithfully to do and perform the duties and true report to make thereon.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of said board of examiners, between August 15, 1902, and November 15, 1902, and every two years thereafter, to visit all State institutions, including institutions supported in part by the State, and to carefully and thoroughly examine the same, and on or before November 15, 1902, and every two years thereafter, make report to the governor, showing the condition, efficiency, and needs of each of said institutions, together with their recommendations as to the amount the general assembly should appropriate for each of said institutions,

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