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Laws, 1899, chapter 28, article 4: SECTION 1 [as amended March 16, 1903]. The rate of general Territorial tax shall not be less than one-half mill or more than 3 mills on the dollar valuation, and in addition it shall be the duty of the Territorial board of equalization to make *. * * for the support of the Agricultural and Mechanical School at Stillwater a levy sufficient to raise the amount of $12,000 for each of the years 1903 and 1901; for the Agricultural and Normal University at Langston, a levy sufficient to raise the sum of $10,000 for each of the years 1903 and 1904: * * * Provided, That all funds collected under the provisions of this act for the benefit of the Territorial educational institutions be, and the same is [are] hereby, appropriated to the purpose for which it is (they are collected; and any amount raised under the provisions of this section in excess of the actual needs of any of the institutions mentioned herein shall be returned to the Territorial treasurer and credited to the general school fund of the Territory.

Laws, 1899, chapter 25, article 1: SECTION 1 (as amended March 16, 1903). The board of school land commissioners, immediately after the passage and approval of this act, and once every six months thereafter, shall apportion the funds on hand derived from the leasing of section 13, reserved for university, agricultural college, and normal school purposes, in the following manner, to wit: One-seventh of the total amount for the use and benefit of the University of Oklahoma at Norman, one-seventh of the total amount for the use and benefit of the Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater, one-seventh of the total amount for the use and benefit of the Territorial Normal School at Edmond, one-seventh of the total amount for the use and benefit of the Northwestern Normal School at Alva, one-serenth of the total amount for the use of the Southwestern Normal School at Weatherford, one-serenth of the total amount for the use and benefit of the University Preparatory School at Tonkawa, one-seventh of the total amount for the use of the Colored Agricultural and Normal University at Langston. The money thus apportioned for the purposes aforesaid shall be paid to the proper officer designated to receive money in the several acts or parts of acts establishing these institutions, to be expended under the same conditions and restrictions as other funds for the support of these institutions. (March 16, 1903.)

Laws, 1901, chapter 31, article 1: SECTION 1. The board of regents of the Colored Agricultural and Normal University at Langston is hereby authorized to contract under the terms of this act for the construction of an assembly hall and three additional class rooms, the same to be an addition to the assembly building already constructed, and a sum not exceeding 35 per cent of the amount realized from the tax levy hereinafter provided for shall be expended for such purposes; a sum not exceeding 25 per cent of the amount realized from such levy shall be expended in constructing a dormitory for boys, and a sum not exceeding 5 per cent of the amount realized from such levy shall be expended in the construction of a residence for the president of said university at some suitable place on the grounds belonging to said university, and the remaining 35 per cent of the sum realized from said levy shall be expended in paying off deficiencies unpaid on June 30, 1901, and in payment of salaries for instructors, incidental expenses, and the purchase of necessary stock for the equipment of said university, and in constructing a necessary system of waterworks therefor. The sums provided for the construction of the buildings mentioned shall also cover the installation of heating and lighting systems and of necessary furniture therefor; and any sums not used for the above-mentioned purposes shall be, and they are hereby, appropriated for such purposes as the board of regents of said university may determine: Provided, That such board shall not have power to contract for buildings or other thing; authorized by this act to an amount exceeding in the aggregate the amount to be levied, based upon the last assessment of the taxable property of said Territory for county and Territorial purposes, which shall precede the making of such contracts: And provided further, That the total sum expended for the buildings and all other purposes mentioned in this act shall not in any case exceed in amount $32,000.

SEC. 5. For the purpose of paying for the buildings provided for herein there is hereby levied upon all taxable property of the Territory a tax of three-tenths mill on the dollar for the year 1901, and a tax of two-tenths mill on the dollar for the year 1902, the same to be levied upon the property of the Territory for the years 1901 and 1902. The fund derived from such taxes shall be known as the " Colored Agricultural and Normal University building fund," and shall be available and used by the board of regents only for the purpose of constructing such buildings and for the other purposes mentioned in section 1 of this act; and all funds arising from said tax levy under the provisions of this act are hereby appropriated to said purposes. (March 8, 1901.)

Laws, 1991, chapter 31, article 3: SECTION 1. The board of regents of the Agricultural and Mechanical College and Experiment Station of Oklahoma Territory at Stillwater is hereby authorized to contract, under the terms of this act, for the construction of an assembly hall and quarters for the departments of botany and entomology, the same to be an addition to the library building already constructed, and a sum not exceeding 50 per cent of the amount realized from the tax levy hereinafter provided for shall be expended for such purpose; a sum not exceeding 30 per cent of the amount realized from such levy shall be expended in constructing an engineering building; and a sumn not exceeding 10 per cent of the amount realized from such levy shall be expended in the construction of a sinokestack and a boiler house and in centralizing the heating system; and a sum not exceeding 10 per cent of the amount realized from said levy shall be expended in the construction of a barn on the college farm. The sums provided for the construction of the buildings mentioned shall also cover the installation of heating and lighting systems and of necessary furniture: Provided, That such board shall not have power to contract for buildings or other things authorized by this act to an amount exceeding in the aggregate the amount to be levied, based upon the last assessment of taxable property of said Territory for county and Territorial purposes which shall precede the making of such contracts: And provided further, That the total amount expended for buildings and all other purposes authorized by this act shall not in any case exceed the sum of $46,000: And provided further, That any casual balance that may remain unexpended shall be used for the repair of existing buildings owned by the college and for the construction of fences on the college farm.

SEC. 5. For the purpose of paying for the buildings provided for herein there is hereby levied upon all taxable property of the Territory a tax of three-tenths of 1 mill on the dollar for the year 1901, and a tax of four-tenths of 1 mill on the dollar for the year 1992. The fund derived from such taxes shall be known as the "Agricultural and Mechanical College building fund," and shall be available and used by the board of regents only for the purpose of constructing such buildings and for the other purposes mentioned in section 1 of this act; and all funds arising from said tax levy under the provisions of this act are hereby appropriated to said purposes. (March 8, 1901.)

OREGON.

Laws, 1868: SECTION 1. J. F. Miller, J. H. Douthit, and J. C. Avery are hereby constituted a board of commissioners, with power (1) to locate all the lands to which this State is entitled by act of Congress for the purpose of establishing an agricultural college, and as soon as such locations are made to report the same to the secretary of state; (2) to take into consideration the further organization and perfecting of a plan for the permanent establishment of such college, in accordance with the requirements of the act of Congress making such donations, and report the same to the governor by August 1, 1870; (3) to fill all vacancies in the college by appointment that may occur in any senatorial district under the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. That until other provisions are made the Corvallis College is hereby designated and adopted as the agricultural college, in which all students sent under the provisions of this act shall be instructed in all the arts, sciences, and other studies, in accordance with the requirements of the act of Congress making such donation.

SEC. 3. Each State senator is hereby authorized and empowered to select one student, not less than 16 years of age, who shall be received by the faculty of said college and instructed by them in the manner provided in this act for the space of two years, unless such student shall be discharged for misconduct: Provided, houerer, That this act shall not be binding until the trustees of said college shall adopt a resolution and file a certified copy thereof with the secretary of state, assenting to and agreeing on their part to faithfully carry out the provisions of this act.

SEC'. 4. Upon the certificate of the president of the Corvallis College that any student so appointed is in attendance at the school it shall be the duty of the secretary of state at the middle of each quarter to draw his warrant upon the State treasurer in favor of the said college for the sum of $11.25 for each student so attending. And it shall be the duty of the State treasurer to pay such warrants out of any funds in his hands not otherwise appropriated, and a separate account of such funds shall be kept and designated the “ agricultural college funds."

SEC. 5. All funds paid out in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing sections, with interest thereon at 10 per cent per annum, shall be refunded to the State treasurer from the first interest that shall accrue from the proceeds of the sale of any lands located for said college.

SEC. 6. The board of commissioners hereby created shall make all the reports required by law, and shall each receive a salary of $5 per day for the number of days actually employed, to be paid upon the sworn statement of such commissioner. (October 27, 1868.)

Laws, 1870: SECTION 1. Corvallis College, in Benton County, is hereby designated and permanently adopted as the agricultural college of the State of Oregon, in which all students sent under the provisions of law shall be instructed in accordance with the requirements of the act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, granting public lands to the several States and Territories which might provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, and the acts amendatory thereof.

SEC. 2. The following persons, to wit, J. C. Avery, L. F. Grover, and N. H. Cranor, are hereby constituted a board of commissioners to propose a plan for the instruction and education of the students in said agricultural college, and to prepare rules, regulations, and by-laws for the government of the same, all of which shall be submitted to the legislative assembly at its next regular session for its adoption or rejection, and in the meantime the said college shall be governed by and under the provisions of the act of the legislative assembly approved October 27, 1868, in relation to said college.

Sec. 3. The board of trustees of Corvallis College shall, by resolution, accept the provisions of this act and agree to be bound by the same within thirty days after its passage, and cause a copy of said resolution to be filed with the secretary of state, and upon their failure to do so they shall be deemed to have rejected its provisions. (October 21, 1870.)

Laws, 1872: SECTION 1. Each State senator is hereby authorized and empowered to select two students not less than 16 years of age, who shall be received by the faculty of the agricultural college of this State and instructed by them according to the course of instruction adopted in said agricultural college for the term of four years each.

Sec. 3. There shall be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of the general fund in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, annually the sum of $5,000, to be devoted to the general support of the agricultural college of the State of Oregon under the direction of the regents thereof: Provided, That no charge shall be made for the tuition of any students appointed in accordance with law. The funds herein provided for to be disbursed shall be drawn and paid out in the same manner as has been heretofore provided for by law for the payment of funds from the treasury disbursed for the support of said institution.

Sec. 5. All funds paid out in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing sections, with interest thereon at 10 per cent per annum, shall be refunded to the State treasurer from the first interest that shall accrue from the proceeds of the sale of any lands located for said college not already appropriated for a similar purpose. (October 15, 1872.)

Laws, 1872: SECTION 1. Upon final approval of the selections of the agricultural college lands of this State held under the several acts of Congress relating thereto the board of school-land commissioners shall be, and they are hereby, anthorized to sell and dispose of said lands for not less than $2.50 per acre in currency.

SEC. 5. All moneys derived from the sale of the lands aforesaid shall be loaned by said commissioners at a rate of interest not less than 10 per cent per annum, payable semiannually in advance, to be secured by mortgage on real property in this State, free from all incumbrance, of not less than thr-e times the value of said loan, and the moneys so invested shall constitute a perpetual fund, the capital of which shall remain forever undiminished, and the interest of which shall be paid into the State treasury, to be placed to the credit of the agricultural college fund. (October 28, 1872.)

Laws, 1878: SECTION 1. Section 3 of an act [approved October 15, 1872, above] be amended so as to read as follows:

“SEC. 3. There shall be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of the general fund in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. annually the sum of $500, also the interest hereafter annually accruing on the fund arising from the sale of agricultural college lands, to be devoted to the general support of the agricultural college of the State of Oregon under the direction of the regents thereof: Provided, That no charge shall be made for the tuition of any students appointed in accordance with law. The funds herein provided for to be disbursed shall be drawn and paid out in the same manner as has been heretofore provided for by law for the payment of funds from the treasury disbursed for the support of said institution: Provided, * agri

The $500 annually appropriated by this section ont of the general fund shall cease on and after two years from the passage of this act." (October 21, 1878.).

Laws, 1882: SEC. 2. All moneys arising from the sale of school, university, and agricultural college lands, and all other moneys belonging to the * cultural college fund, shall be loaned by the board of commissioners at 8 per cent per annum, payable semiannually on the 1st day of January and July of each year. The principal and interest shall be macle payable in gold coin of the United States or its equivalent, and such loans shall be secured by note and mortgage to said board of commissioners on real estate in this State of not less than twice the value of the amount loaned, exclusive of perishable improvements, of unexceptionable title, and free from all incumbrances, or by a deposit of United States bonds, or the bonds or treasury warrants of this State, of a face value of not less than 25 per cent in excess of such loans. All the loans herein provided for shall be made for the period of one year: Provided, That in case the interest is promptly paid and security remains unimpaired the board may, in their discretion, permit the loan to stand for a period of not longer than ten years. Upon the payment of any loan the principal shall again be loaned in like manner as in this section provided. (October 17, 1882.)

Laws, 1892, art of October 20, 1882: SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of the general fund in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,500 annually for the support of the State agricultural college of Oregon. This appropriation was not paid since 1893.]

Laws, 1885: SEXTION 1. [As amended November 21, 1887.] The permanent location of the State agricultural college at Corvallis, in Benton County, Oreg., be, and the same is hereby, ratified and confirmed: Provided, however, That the citizens of said county shall, on or before January 1, 1889, have caused to be erected on the farm containing 35 acres in the immediate vicinity of said city, known as the agricultural college farm, brick buildings for the accommodation of the said State agricultural college, at a cost of not less than $20,000: And prorided further, That the said farm and buildings shall be, on or before January 1, 1889, free from all liens and incumbrances whatever.

SEC. 2. The general government of the said college shall be vested in and exercisel by a board of regents, to be denominated the board of regents of the State agricultural college of the State of Oregon, who are hereby constituted a corporation for that purpose, with power to sue and be sued, to make contracts, and to enact and, from time to time, to vary and amend such by-laws and regulations as in their discretion shall seem necessary or proper for the benefit, development, and successful working of the said college.

SEC, 3. The said board of regents shall consist of 13 members, of whom the members of the State board of education and also the master of the Stato grange for the time being shall be ex officio neinbers. The other 9 members of the boaril shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, not more than 5 of which 9 members appointed by the governor shall belong to the same political party. Such appointed members shall hold office as follows: Three of them shall go out of office at the end of the third year, 3 at the end of the sixth year, and the remaining 3 at the end of the ninth year from the time of the first appointment, the names of those to leave office being determined among themselves by lot. Thereafter every person appointed shall serve for the full period of nine years, or until their successors are appointed and analified. All vacancies occurring in said board by death, resignation, or otherwise during the recess of the senate shall be filled by the governor until the next meeting of the legislature, or until their successors are appointed and qualified.

SEC. 4. At the first meeting of the board after their appointment the members present shall elect from their number a president, treasurer, and secretary, and shall prescribe their duties; and seven members shall constitute a quorum. The said board shall also appoint from its members an executive committee of five, of whom three shall constitute a quorum. The executive committee shall execute the powers and duties of the board during the recess thereof. Such committee shall keep a record of its proceedings, which shall be reported to each meeting of the board, and such record shall be at all times open to the inspection of any member of the board.

SEC. 5. The president of said board shall. once a year, make a written report to the governor, setting forth the condition of said college, financial and otherwise, with such recommendations touching the same as he may think proper.

SEC. 6. The course of instruction and studies at said college shall be prescribed by the board of regents, and shall be in accordance with the objects sought by Congress in the establishment of State agricultural colleges, namely, “- instruction in agriculture and the mechanic arts."

Sec. 7. All funds applicable by law to the support of the State agricultural col: lege shall be drawn on warrant, issued by the secretary of state, for the time being, on the written request of the treasurer of the board of regents, countersigned by the secretary.

SEC. 8. For the time being an admission fee and rates of inition, such as the board of regents shall deem expedient, shall be required of each student, except as herein otherwise provided. Until the legislative assembly shall vtherwise direct, each senatorial and representative district in this State shall be entitled to gratuitous instruction for as inany pupils as said district now has of senators and representatives in the legislative assembly, and, also, each county in the State shall be entitled to one free scholarship in said college, all of whom shall be selected as follows: The school superintendent in each county shall receive and register the names of all applicants for admission nominated by the senators or representatives of that county and shall present the same to the county court sitting for the transaction of county business, and from the applicants found to possess the requisite qualifications the number of pupils to which such county is entitled shall be selected by lot. The persons so selected shall be residents of the county for which they are selected, and shall possess such educational and other qualitications as the board of regents may prescribe. Vacancies occurring shall also he filled by the county court as hereinbefore provided. In senatorial and representative districts composed of more than one county the senator or representative for that district shall have the power to nominate and appoint one student for such district, who shall be received in said college on the same torms as the students appointed by the county courts. One-third of said students appointed as aforesaid may be females.

SEC. 9. For the endowment, maintenance, and support of said agricultural college there is hereby set apart and appropriated the interest on the fund which has arisen and which shall hereafter arise from the sale of all lands granted to the State of Oregon, or to which said State was entitled under the act of Congress to provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts to the several States and Territories, approved July 2, 1862, and the acts amendatory thereof, or so much thereof as may be necessary; but in no case shall the interest arising from said fund be applied to the purchase of sites or for buildings for said agricultural college, but only in the payment of the salaries of professors, officers, and other current expenses. The remainder of such interest remaining over at the close of each fiscal year after the payment of such expenses shall be added to and become a part of the principal or endowment fund forever.

Sec. 10. The board of regents provided for by this act shall be appointed by the governor during the present session of the legislature, but they shall not assume the government of said college until the buildings mentioned in this act shall have been completed as aforesaid and accepted by the governor on behalf of the State.

SEC. 11. When and as soon as the governor has been notified that such building is completed he shall inspect the same, and if he shall find that the same is constructed as provided in this act, and he shall find that the said agricultural farın and bnildings are free from all liens and incumbrances, he shall accept the same for and in behalf of this State: Prorided, That the board of regents is authorized at any time after their appointment to accept provisionally on behalf of the State a conveyance to them of the said agricultural college farm.

SEC. 12. The State board of education is hereby constituted an advisory board to act in concert with the State Agricultural College Association, being an incorporation recently formed by the citizens of Benton County to carry out the intended purposes of this act on all matters connected with the design and construction of the said intended building.

SEC. 13. Corvallis College, in Benton County, having signified its intention and desire to relinquish to the State the control and management of the State agricultural college, the same is hereby accepted, to take effect at the time and in the manner provided in this act. (February 11, 1885.)

Laws, 1889: SECTION 1. There be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of $30,000. or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purposes hereinafter described, namely: (1) Purchasing additional land in the neighborhood of the college building at Corvallis. (2) For the erection and equipment of a building to be used for instruction in working in wood and metal. (5%) For the erection and equipment of a model dairy and creamery. (4) For the erection and furnishing and stocking of a stock barn and veterinary buildings. (5) For the erection and furnishing of a students' hall and dormitories.

Sec. 2. There be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of $5,000 per annum in aid of the current expenses of the State agricultural college and for the payment of professors and instructors therein. [Not paid from 1894 to 1897, both inclusive.]

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