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Sac. 3. There be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of $2,500 for payment of the legal expenses incurred by the board of regents of the State agricultural college in the current litigation by nominees of tho Methodist Episcopal Church South.
SEC. 4. The sums appropriated by this act shall be set apart by the treasurer of the State out of the general fund, and shall be designated “the agricultural college improvement fund.”
SEC. 5. The buildings provided for in section 1 of this act shall be erected on the farm or land to be purchased from the sums appropriated by this act.
SEC. 6. The said sums of money so appropriated shall be expended by and under the supervision and control of the board of regents of the State agricultural college for the purposes for which the same are hereby appropriated, and said board of regents are hereby authorized and empowered to a lopt such plans and specifications for said buildings and equipments as they may think fit. (February 18, 1889.)
Laws, 1889: SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the chemist of the State agricultural college to correctly analyze any and all substances the said [food] commissioner may send him for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act [to prevent the production and sale of unwholesome foods, and to regulate sales of adulterated foods, drinks, and medicines!. (February 25, 1889.)
Laws, 1891: SECTION 1. The legislative asseinbly of the State of Oregon doth hereby irrevocably assent to the purpose of the said grants under and by virtue of the said act of Congress, approved August 30, 1890,
and on behalf of the State of Oregon doth accept the same, and doth designate as the college to receive the sauce tle State Agricultural College of Oregon, organized and existing under the act of the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon approved February 11, 1885,
and the act amendatory thereof; and doth further designate and appoint the treasurer of the board of regents for the time being, appointed under and by virtue of section 4 of the last-mentioned act, approved February 11, 1885, as the officer to receive the said Congressional appropriations, under anel by virtue of the said act of Congress, approved August 30, 1890.
SEC. 2. There be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of $3,483.80 in payment of the balance now due to the treasurer of the said State agricultural college for amounts expende:l b; the said board of regents on the purchase of land and the erection, equipment, and furnishing of buildings for the said State agricultural college in excess of the sum of $30,000 appropriated therefor by the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon, under the said act approved February 18, 1889.
SEC. 3. There be, and hereby is, appropriated tho suin of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the purposes hereinafter described, namely: (1) The erection and furnishing of a building on the State agricultural farm at Corvallis, Benton County, Oreg., for the erection of the laboratories of the said college in connection with the experiment station and the storerooms and offices of the said college. (2) The erection and furnishing of a second students' hall and dormitory in connection with said college. (3) The erection and furnishing of a dairy and creamery and the outbuildings and appliances connected therewith for the purpose of the said State agricultural college. (February 19, 1891.)
Laws, 1893: SECTION 1. There be, an<l hereby is, appropriated the sum of $1,226 in payment of the balance now due to the treasurer of the said State agricultural college for amounts expended by the board of regents in the erection and furnishing of the students hall and dormitory provided for by said act, filed in the office of the secretary of state Febrnary 19, 1891, in excess of the sum of $25,000 appropriated by said act for that and other purposes.
SEC. 2. There be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of $26,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the purposes hereinafter described, namely: (1) Mechanical department of said college-Enlarged building; additions to engine and boilers; lathes and other large tools; carpenters' tools, 25 sets; forges, 12; electrical apparatus. (9) Agricultural department of said college Barn and silo; tile drainage; dairy and fittings; implements. (3) Horticultural department of said college-Barn; potting shed; tool room. (4) For the college building of said college-New heating apparatus; desks, chairs, tables, etc.; incidentals and architects' fees. Total, $26,100. (February 20, 1893.)
Laws. 1898, special session: SECTION 1. There be, and there is hereby, appropriated, out of the general funds not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $25,000, to be used by the board of regents of the Oregon State Agricultural College in the erection and conctruction of a suitable building on the grounds of said college at Corvallis, in Benton County, Oreg., to replace the buildings destroyed by fire on September 28, 1898. (October 12, 1898.)
Laws, 1899: SECTION 1. All agricultural college land now owned by the State of
Oregon which has been subject to sale for a period of twenty-five years shall hereafter be soll at a uniform price of $1.25 per acre. (February 17, 1899.)
Laws, 1899, act of February 18, 1899: SEC. 22 [as amended by act of February 25, 1901). All moneys belonging to the irreducible school furd, university fund, or agricultural college fund shall be loaned by the State land board at 6 per cent per aninum. payable semiannually, on the 1st day of January and 1st day of July of each year: Prorided, hou Tr. That if at any time there be a surplus of either of these funds over and above all hans applied for the State land board may, in its discretion, invest such portion of said surplus as in their judgment they inay deem proper in bonds issued by municipal corporations and school districts in the State of Oregon, the legality of such londs to be approved by the attorney-general. The principal and interest of ail loans shall be made payable in gold coin of the United States or its equivalent; and such loans shall be secured by note and mortgage to the State land board on real estate in this State of not less than thrice the value of the amount loanel, exclusive of perisluble 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 5 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 the security remains unimpaired the boardl may, in their discretion, permit the loan to stand for a period of not longer than ten years. Upon the payment of any loan or of any bonds the principal shall again be loaned or invested in like manner as in this section provided.
Laws, 1901, act of February 6, 1901: SECTION 1. The sum of $20,000 be, and the same is liereby, appropriated, out of the general fund in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for repairs, buillings, and improvements necessary and convenient for said State Agricultural College, and that the secretary of state be, and he is herely, anthorized and directed to draw a warrant on the treasnrer of state in favor of the treasurer of the board of regents of said State Agricultural College for said sum.
SEC. 2. In computing the amount of revenue necessary for State purposes the governor, secretary of state, and State treasurer, acting jointly, shall, in each year, at the time they compute the amount of revenue necessary for other State purposes, also compute the sum of $25,000 for the annual support and benefit of the State Agricultural College, which shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other taxes for State purposes are levied and collected: and the fund arising therefrom shall be paid into the State treasury and kept separate from other funds, and shall be known as the State Agricultural College fund. This fund shall be paid out only on warrants drawn by the secretary of state on the State treasurer against sail fund. This fund shall be a continuing fund, and if the amount raised in any year shall not be used for current expenses, etc., as herein provided, during that year, the balance remaining in the hands of the treasurer shall be carried over to the next year and added to the fund for that year.
SEC. 3. The said fund shall be drawn quarterly by the treasurer of the board of regents, and may be used for the purposes of paying the current expenses of said college, the salaries of professors and instructors, and wages of employees; of making ad litions to the library andapparatus, for buildings, improvements, and repairs, and for the purchase of additional land needed for the use of said college.
SEC. 4. An act of the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon, approvedl October 20, 1882 (laws of 1882, above], be, and the same is hereby, repealed. SEC. 5. Section 2 of an act of the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon,
* approved February 18, 1859 [laws of 1889, above). be, and the same is hereby, repealed, but this repeal shall not affect the appropriation of $10,000 [for the years 1901 and 1902) made at the present session under and by virtue of the provisions of said section of said act.
Laws, 1901, act of February 23, 1901: SECTION 1. The State land board be, and they are hereby, anthorized, empowered, and directed to transfer and convey, by a good and sufficient deed of conveyance to the State Agricultural College all of the right, title, and interest of the State of Oregon of, in, and to the followingdeseribed premises, to wit: All of the east half of the northeast quarter of section 23 and the west half of the northwest quarter of section 24, lying and being south of the Union Railway Company's railroad, except a strip of land 1 rod wide along the east side of the west half of the northwest quarter of said section 24 reserved as a roadway; also all the east half of the west half and the west half of the east half of said section 24, and the west half of the northeast quarter and the east half of the northwest quarter of section 25, all of said tracts of land lying and
being in township 4 south of range 39 east of the Willamette meridian, in Union County, Oreg., together with the tenements, hereditaments, ani appurtenances thereunto belonging.
SEC. 2. The board of regents of the State Agricultural College shall, as soon as possible after the passage and approval of this act, select a site on said land for the erection of an experiment station, and shall immediately thereafter erect and construct thereon the buildings requisite and necessary for an experiment station and furnish and equip the same ready for use: Prorical, howerer, That the amount expended to erect, construct. furnish, and equip such buildings, and for agricultural experiments in eastern Oregon, shall in no event be in excess of the sum appropriated for such purposes.
SEC. 3. There is hereby appropriated out of the general fund the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of erecting, constructing, furnishing, and equipping the said buildings, and the secretary of state be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to audit all claims presented by the board of regents of the State Agricultural College for the expenses incurred in the said erection, construction, furnishing, and equipping of said buildings and for agriculturalexperimentsin eastern Oregon, and, if allowed, to draw a warrant therefor in favor of the treasurer of sail agricultural college: Provided, however, That the warrant or warrants drawn for these purposes shall not singly nor in the aggregate exceed the sum of $10,000, and no claim shall be allowed by the secretary of state in excess of said sum of $10,000.
SEC. 4. All revenues derived from said lands not necessarily used in connection with said experiment station may be used by the board of regents of said agricultural college in the improvement of the property herein referred to, and for repairs thereto, and for the use and benefit of said experiment station, its buildings, furniture, and equipment, and for agricultural experiments in eastern Oregon, and not otherwise.
Laws, 1903, act of February 21, 1903: SECTION 1. There be, and is hereby, appropriated out of the general fund the sum of $20,000 for the purchase of such stock as may be necessary for experimental feeding purposes: for the erection of buildings; for the provision of scientific apparatus and tools; for draining, tiling, and improving land, and for all other purposes necessary for the conducting and developing of agricultural experiments in eastern Oregon, to be expended under the authority and authorization of the board of regents of the State Agricultural College of Oregon.
Laws, 1903, act of February 24, 1903: SECTION 1. [Appropriates] for the payment of the deficiency incurred in the maintenance of the State Agricultural College during the years 1901 and 1902, for which the past appropriation was insufficient, for finishing and furnishing new buildings, and for the general repairs, improvements, etc., at the State Agricultural College at Corvallis, $15,000.
SEC. 3. No indebtedness shall be incurred or warrants drawn in excess of the amounts herein specified, and in the case of the university (of Oregon), State Agricultural College, and normal schools the boards of regents of sail institutions, respectively, are hereby severally and collectively made responsible and shall be held personally liable in an action therefor to the State of Oregon for any expenditures in excess of the sums hereby appropriated for their respective institutions: Provided, The State officers, being ex officio members of said boards of regents, are hereby erempted from such personal liability.
Laws, 1855, No. 50: SECTION 1. There be, and is hereby, erected and established, at the place which shall be designated by the authority and as hereinafter provided, an institution for the education of youth in the various branches of science, learning, and practical agriculture, as they are connected with each other, by the name, style, and title of the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania.c
SEC. 2. The said institution shall be under the management and government of a board of trustees, of whom there shall be 13, and 7 of whoin shall be a quorum, competent to perform the cluties hereinafter authorized and requireil.
SEC. 3. The governor, secretary of the Cominonwealth, the president of the
. The name was changed to Agricultural College of Pennsylvania Nay 1, 1862 by order of the court of quarter sessions of Center County, Pa., and to Pennsylvania Stato College January 26, 1874, by order of the court of common pleas of Center County, Pa.
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, and the principal of the institution shall each be ex officio a member of the board of trustees, and they, with (nine others named) shall constitute the first board of trustees, which said trustees and their successors in office are hereby erected and declared to be a body politic and ecrporate in law, with perpetual succession, by the name, style, and title of the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania, by which name and title the said trustes and their successors shall be able and capable in law to take hy gift, grant, sale, or conveyance, by bequest, devise, or otherwise, any estate in any lands, tenements, and bereditaments, gooils, chattels, or effeets, and at pleasure to alien or otherwise dispose of the same to and for the uses and purposes of the said institution: Prorided, horrevor, That the annual income of the said estate so held shall at no time exceed $25,000, and the said corporati n shall by the same name have power to sue and be sued and generally to do and transact all and every business touching or concerning the premises, or which shall be necessarily incidental thereto, and to hold, enjoy, and exercise all such powers, authorities, and jurisdiction as are customary in the colleges within this Commonwealth.
SEC. 4. The same trustees shall cause to be made a seal, with such derices as they may think proper, and by and with which all the devels, diplomas, certificatos, and acts of the institution shall be anthentivated, and they may at their pleasure alter the same.
Sec. 7. At the first meeting of the board of trustees the nine named who are not ex officio members shall by themselves and by lot be divided into three classes of three each, numbered 1, 2, and 3. The appointment hereby made of class No.1 shall terin inate on the first Monday of October, 1856; No. 2 on the first Monılay of October, 1857, and No. 3 on the first Monday of October, 18.7%; and upon the termination of the office of such directors, to wit, on the first Monday of October in every year, an election shall be held at the institution to supply iheir place, and such election shall be determined by the votes of the members of the executive committee of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society and the votes of three representatives dnly chosen by each county agricultural society in this commonwealth which shall hi've been organized at least three months preceding the time of election, and it shall be the luty of the saitl board of trustees to appoint two of their numbrąs judges, to hold the said election, to receive and count the votes and return the same to the board of trustees, with their certificate of the number of votes cast and for whom, whereupon the said board shall determine who have received the highest number of votes and who are thereby elected.
SEC. 6. On the second Thursday of June after the passage of this act the board of trustees who are hereby appointed shall meet at Harrisburg and proceed to the organization of the institution and selection of the most eligible site within the Commouwealth of Pennsylvania for its location, where they shall purchase or obtain by gift, grant, or otherwise, a tract of land containing at least 200 acres and not exceeding 2,000 acres, upon which they shall procure such improvements anıl alterations to be made as will make it an institution properly alapted to tho instruction of youth in the art of farming, according to the meaning and design of this act. They shall select and choose a principal for the said institution, who, with such scientific attainments and capacity to teach as the board shall deen necessary, shall be a good, practical farmer; he, with such other persons as shall from time to tiine be employed as teachers, shall compose the faculty, under whose control the immediate management of the institution and the instruction of all the youth committed to its care siiall be, subject, however, to the revision and all orders of the board of trustees. There shall be a quarterly meeting of the board of trustees at the institution and a much oftener as shall be necessary ani they shall determine. The board shall have power to pass all such by-laws, ordinances, and rules as the gool government of the institution shall require, and therein to prescribe what shall be taught to and what labor performed by the pupils and generally to do and perform all such administrative acts as are usually performed by and within the appropriate duty of a board of tru-toes, anil shall, by a secretary of their appointment, keep a minute of the proceedings and action of the board.
Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the bard of trustees, as soon and as often as the exigencies of the institntion shall require, in addition to the principal, to employ such other professors, teachers, or tutors, as shall be qualified to impart to pilipils under their charge a knowlexige of the English language, grammar, geography, history, mathematics, chemistry, and snch other branches of the natural and exact sciences as will conduce to the proper education of a farmer; the pupils shall themselves, at such proper times and seasons as shall be prescribed by the board of trustees, perform all the labor necessary in the cultivation of the farm, and shall thus be instructed and taught all things necessary to be known by a farıner, it
being the design and intention of this act to establish an institution in which youth may be so educated as to fit them for the occupation of a farmer.
SEC. 8. The board of trustees shall annually elect a treasurer, who shall receive and disburse the funds of the institution, and perform such other duties as shall be required of him, and from whom they shall take such security for the faithful perforinance of his duty as necessity shall require; and it shall be the duty of the said board of trustees, annually, on or before the 1st of December, to make out a full and detailed account of the operations of the institution for the preceding year and an account of all its receipts and disbursements, and report the same to the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, who shall embody said report in the annual report which by existing laws the said society is bound to make and transmit to the legislature on or before the first Monday of January of each and every year.
SEC. I. It shall be lawful for the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society to appropriate out of their funds to the object of this act a sum not exceeding $10.000 whenever the same shall be required, and to make such further appropriation, annually, out of their funds as will aid in the prosecution of this object, and it will be the duty and privilege of the said society, at such times as they shall deem expedient by their committees, officers, or otherwise, to visit the said institution and examine into the details of its management. (February 22, 1855.)
[The act of February 22. 1855, was amended by the court of common pleas of Center County, Pa., October 2, 1875, as follows:
1. That the time for holding the annual election for and annual meeting of the trustees of the institution be fixed for the Wednesday next preceding the Friday immediately preceding the 4th day of July in each and every year.
2. That the number of trustees of said institution be fixed at 23 instead of 13, and that the said board of trustees be constituted as follows: The governor, the secretary of the Commonwealth, the secretary of internal affairs, the adjutant-general, the superintendent of public instruction, the president of the State agricultural society, the president of the Franklin Institute of Pennsylvania, and the president of the institution shall be ex oflicio members of the board. The remaining members-to wit, 15-shall be elected in manner following, to wit: Three by the alumni of the institution and the remaining 12 by a body of electors composed of the executive committee of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, the managers of the Franklin Institute of Pennsylvania, 3 representatives duly chosen by each county agricultural society in this Commonwealth which shall have been organized at least three months preceding the time of election, and 3 representatives duly chosen by each association, not exceeding 1 in each county of the Commonwealth, which shall bare for its principal object the promotion and encouragement of the mining and manufacturing interests of the Commonwealth and the mechanic and useful arts, and which shall in like manuer have been organized at least three months preceding the time of election.
5. That so much of the seventh section of the act of the assembly approved February 22, 1855, as provides that the pupils shall themselves, at such proper times and seasons as shall be prescribed by the board of trustees, perform all the labor necessary in the cultivation of the farın, and shall thus be instructed and taught all things necessary to be known by a farmer, it being the design and intention of this act to establish an institution in which youth may be so educated as to fit them for the occupation of a farmer," be so changed and moditied as to require the students of the said institution to perform so much labor as shall from time to time be prescribed by the board of trustees and shall best carry out the design of the institution in promoting "the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life. --From report of committee of the legislature to investigate the affairs of the Pennsylvania State College, 1883.]
Laws, 1857, No. 658: SECTION 1. The sum of $25,000 be, and is hereby, appropriated to the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania, to be paid out of any inoneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That the admissions to said school from the several counties shall be in proportion to their number of taxables, respectively, if such number shall apply.
SEC. 2. The further sum of $25,000 be, and is hereby, appropriated to said institution, to be paid as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 3. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the governor that said high school shall have received from some other source or sources $1,000 or upward, the State treasurer shall pay to said school an equal sun, independent of the appropriation made in the first section, and so on until a suin not exceeding $25.000, in addition to the preceding appropriation, shall have been appropriated to said school: Provided, That the said sum of $25,000 shall be subscribed within three years from the passage of this act. [Time extended to May 20, 1862, by act approved April 3, 1860. ]
SEC. 5. There shall be established in connection with the institution an office where correct and perfect analysis shall be made, without charge, of all soils and manures which shall be sent by citizens of this Commonwealth for that purpose and a correct report returned of the result of said analysis, accompanied with such information as may be useful in the case.
Sec. 6. The said corporation shall furnish reports of the result of all experi