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professorship in the university, the name and object of which shall be designated by the board of regents.
SEC. 3913. The said board of regents shall succeed to and have control of the books, records, buildings, and all other property of the university, and the present board of regents (cf. sec. 10, Gen. Stat., 1878] shall be dissolved immediately upon the organization of the board herein provided for: Provided, That all contracts made and at that time binding upon the board then (in 1878] dissolved shall be assumed and discharged by their successors in office.
SEC. 3914. It shall be the duty of the board of regents herein provided for to make arrangements for securing suitable lands, pursuant to the act of Congress above mentioned, in the vicinity of the university for an experimental farm, and as soon as may be thereafter to make such improvements thereon as will render the same available for experimental purposes in connection with the course in the agricultural college, and for such purpose the board of regents is hereby authorized to expend a sum not exceeding the amount specified in the act of Congress aforesaid.
SEC. 3915. It shall be the duty of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, as soon as practicable after the passage of this act, to establish at said university an agricultural experiment station for the purpose of promoting agriculture in its various branches by scientific investigation and experiment, which station shall be under the control and supervision of the said board of regents.
SEC. 3916. The State of Minnesota does hereby assent to the grants of money authorized by an act of the Congress of the United States entitled “An act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several States."
SEC. 3917. An experimental station is hereby established on the State school farm at Owatonna, in this State, for the purpose of producing new and valuable varieties of fruit trees, thoroughly testing promising varieties we now have, and securing reliable reports in regard to fruit, forest, and ornamental trees best adapted to the State.
Sec. 3918. The said station shall be under the general supervision of the board of regents of the State university, who shall, with the advice of the president and secretary of the State horticultural society, appoint a superintendent, who shall report to the board of regents as they may direct, and who shall report to the State horticultural society in person at each annual winter meeting thereof.
SEC. 3919. All products of said station shall be the exclusive property of the State, and all surplus shall be disposed of as the board of regents may direct.
SEC. 3920. The board of regents is hereby authorized to set apart and appropriate from any fund at their disposal, for such purposes, such sum as they may deem advisable, not exceeding $1,000 per annum, for the total expense of said station.
SEC. 3921. On or before the second Tuesday, of December in each and every year the board of regents, through their president, shall make a report to the governor, showing in detail the progress and condition of the university during the previous university year, the wants of the institution in all its various departments, the nature, cost, and results of all improvements, experiments and investigations, the number of professors and students, the amounts of money received and disbursed, and such other matter, including industrial and economical statistics, as they may deem important or useful. One copy of the said report shall be transmitted to each of the other colleges which shall be endowed under the provisions of said act of Congress, and one copy to the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 3922. The president of the university shall be the president of the general faculty, and of the special faculties of the several departments or colleges, and the executive head of the institution in all its departments. As such officer he shall have authority, subject to the board of regents, to give general directions to the practical affairs and scientific investigations of the university, and, in the recess of the board of regents, to remove any employee or subordinate officer not a member of the faculty, and supply for the time being any vacancies thus created. He shall perform the customary duties of a corresponding secretary, and may be charged with the duties of one of the professorships. He shall make to the superintendent of public instruction, on or before the second Tuesday in December in each and every year a report showing in detail the progress and condition of the university during the previous university year, the number of professors and students in the several departments, and such other matters relating to the proper educational work of the institution as he shall deem useful. It shall also be the duty of the president of the university to make to the board of regents, on or before the second Tuesday in December of each and every year a report showing in detail the progress and condition of the university during the previous university year, the nature ard results of all important experiments and investigations and such other matters, including economical and industrial facts and statistics, as he shall deem useful.
SEC: 3923. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or dispose of any spirituous, vinous, or malt liquors within a distance of 1 mile of the main building of the University of Minnesota, as now located in the city of Minneapolis: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to that part of the city of Minneapolis lying on the west side of the Mississippi River.
SEC. 3924. Any person violating the provisions of the foregoing section shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $50 nor more than $100 for every such offense, or shall be imprisoned in the county jail of the county of Hennepin for a period of not less than two nor more than twelve months.
SEC. 3925. There is hereby annually appropriated to the University of Minnesota, from any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, belonging to the fund for the support of State institutions, the sum of $31.000; $19,000 thereof to be used to aid in the support of said university and $12,000 to be applied to the reimbursement of the permanent university fund for moneys heretofore used for the support of said university arising from the sale of stumpage on university lands. All moneys hereby appropriated shall be drawn upon orders of the board of regents of the university, and the State auditor is hereby authorized to draw warrants on the State treasury on the presentation of such orders.
SEC. 3926. The sum of $50.000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, in addition to the income of the permanent university fund, from the general revenue fund for the support of the State university for the fiscal year ending July 31, 1888, and annually thereafter.
SEC. 3927. From and after the expiration of the fiscal year ending July 31, 1894, the annual appropriations for the support of the university, made in section 3926 above, and an appropriation for additional allowance for the general expenses for the snpport of the State university, $25,000” annually after the year 1889, shall cease and determine: Provided, That whenever the amount in the fund for the maintenance of the University of Minnesota raised under the provisions of this act shall be over the sum of $125,000 in any one year the amount over said sum shall be passed to the revenne fund of the State.
SEC. 3028. It shall be the duty of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota to cause to be begun, as soon as may he practicable, and to carry on a thorough geological and natural history survey of the State.
SEC: 3932. It shall be the duty of the State geologist to report at once to the board of regents all discoveries, either of economic or scientific interest to the State, that may be made by such testing and exploration, such report shall be published by the board of regents in the same manner as now provided for the publication of the annual reports of the geological and natural history survey of the State, and shall be paid out of the same funds: Provided, That any important mineral discoveries or other scientitic contributions to the geological and natural history survey that the said State geologist may deem necessary for immediate publication shall not be suppressed until the regular report of the board of regents, but shall be issued from time to time under the direction of said State geologist.
SEC. 3936. The said board of regents shall als) cause to be collected and tabulated such meteorological statistics as may be needed to account for the varieties of climate in the different parts of the State; also to cause to be ascertained, by barometrical observation or other appropriate means, the relation, elevations, and depressions of the different parts of the State; and also on or before the completion of the said surveys to cause to be compiled, from such actual surveys and measurements as may be necessary, an accurate map of the State, which map, when approved by the governor, shall be the official map of the State.
SEC. 39:37. It shall be the duty of the said board of regents to cause proper specimens skillfully prepared, secured, and label d of all rocks, soils, ores, coals, fossils, cements, building stones, plants, woods, skins and skeletons of animals, birls, insects, and fishes, and other mineral, vegetable, and animal substances and organisms discovered or examined in the course of said surveys, to be preserved for public inspection, free of cost, in the l'niversity of Minnesota, in rooms convenient of access and properly warmed, lighted, ventilated, and furnished, and in charge of a proper scientific curator; and they shall also, whenever the saine may be practicable, cause duplicates, in reasonable numbers and quantities of the abovenamed specimens, to be collected and preserved for the purpose of exchanges with other State universities and scientific institutions, of which latter the Smithsonian Institution at Washington shall have the preference.
SEC". 3938. The said board of regents shall cause a geological map of the State to be made as soon as may be practicable, upon which, by colors and other appropriate means and devices, the various geological formations shall be represented. SEC. 3939. The governor, the secretary of state, and the State geologist are hereby created a commission for the printing and the publication of the reports of the regents of the university on the geological and natural history survey of the State.
SEC. 3946. It shall be the duty of the said board of regents, through their president, to make, on or before the second Tuesday in December of each and every year, a report showing the progress of said surveys, accompanied by such maps, drawings, and specifications as may bu necessary and proper to exemplify the same, to the governor, who shall lay the same before the legislature; and the said board of regents, upon the completion of any separate portion of the said surveys, shall cause to be prepared a memoir or final report, which shall embody in a convenient manner all useful and important inforination accumulated in the course of the investigation of the particular department or portion, which report or memoir shall likewise be communicated throngh the governor to the legislature.
Sec. 3948. The State lands known as “ State salt lands," donated by the general Governient to aid in the development of the brines of the State of Minnesota, shall be transferred to the custody and control of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota. By said board of regents these lands may be sold in such manner or in such amounts, consistent with the laws of the State of Minnesota, as they may see fit, the proceeds thereof being held in trust by them, and only disbursed in accordance with the law ordering a geological and natural history survey of the State.
Sec. 3949. The lands granted by Congress to this State by an act entitled "An act granting lands to the State of Minnesota in lien of certain lands heretofore granted to said State," approved March 3, 1879, are hereby transferred to the custody and control of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, which lands the said board may sell in such amounts as they may deem most expedient and beneficial, the proceeds thereof being held in trust by them, and only disbursed in accordance with the law ordering a geological and natural history survey of the State; and the said board shall make report of their doings in the premises as provided by law.
SEC. 3951. The University of Minnesota is hereby authorized and empowered to execute, acknowledge, and deliver in its corporate name, under its corporate seal and the signatures or attestations of the president and secretary of the board of regents,
deeds of conveyance for all the lands mentioned or referred to in the two several acts aforesaid (the "Salt lands or lands granted in lieu thereof''], which have heretofore been or shall hereafter be sold under the authority of the board of regents, and all deeds of such lands so executed and delivered shall be effectual to pass to the grantees therein, respectively, all the title of the State of Minnesota or the University of Minnesota or the board of regents thereof in the lands therein described at the time of such execution and delivery thereof.
SEC. 3953. It shall be the duty of the said board of regents, as soon as practicable, to cause a full and scientific investigation and report on the salt springs of the State, with a view to the early development of such brine deposits as may exist within the State.
SEC. 3954. The board of regents of the University of Minnesota shall cause the immediate survey and investigation of the peat deposits of the State of Minnesota, accompanied by such tests and chemical examinations as may be necessary to show their economical value and their usefulness for the purposes of common fuel, a full report thereon to be presented to the legislature as soon as practicable.
SEC. 3955. The sum of $2,000 is hereby appropriated annually (in lieu of $1,000), for the purposes of the geological and natural history survey, until such time as the proceeds of the sales of the salt lands shall equal that amount, when such annual appropriation shall cease.
SEC. 3956. It shall be the duty of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota to cause duplicate geological specimens to be collected and to furnish to each of the three normal schools suites of such specimens after the university collection has become complete.
Sec. 3957. When the geological and natural history survey of the State shall have been completed, the final report on the same by the said board of regents shall give a full statement of the sales of the salt lands hereby given into the custody and control of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, together with the amount of moneys received therefrom and of the balance, if any, left in the hands of the said board of regents.
SEC. 3768. (Amended by laws 1897, chap. 75, q. v.] There shall be levied annually upon the taxable property of the State a tax of one and fifteen-hundredths mills, to be known as the State school tax," which shall be collected as other taxes are collected, of which the proceeds of one mill shall be added to the general
school fund, which together shall be known as the "current school fund,” to be apportioned as herein before provided, and the proceeds of fifteen-hundredths mills shall be for the support and maintenance of the University of Minnesota, and shall be added to the general university fund and be payable to the order of the board of regents.
SEC. 7975. There is hereby established a uniform system of accounting for public funds in the following-named institutions of the State of Minnesota, namely, the State university, etc.
SEC. 7976. It shall be the duty of the managing board of each of the State institutions mentioned in section 7975 to designate an accounting officer, whose duty it shall be to keep or supervise the financial accounts of the institution and to perform such other duties as shall be prescribed by law or by the said managing board. They shall also designate either the said accounting officer or some other officer of the institution to act as purchasing agent, whose duty it shall be to purchase all goods and supplies needed for the institution, under such rules and regulations as the said managing board shall prescribe.
SEC. 7977. It shall be the duty of the managing board of each of the institutions named in section 7975, within three months after the passage of this act, to appoint an institution treasurer, which treasurer shall be either some trustworthy person residing in the city or village at which the institution is located, or some solvent national or State bank in said city or village (except the “Soldiers' Home"]. The said treasurer shall give bonds in such sum as the managing board shall require, to be approved by said managing board and to be subject to the approval of the public examiner. It shall be the duty of the said treasurer to hold and safely keep all public funds belonging to the said institution which may come into said treasury from any source, and to pay out the same only on written orders signed by the accounting officer of the institution and countersigned by a member of the managing board, who shall have been authorized by vote of the board to sign such orders. Sec. 7979.
(b) It shall be the duty of the accounting officer of each institution at the close of each month, or oftener, to pay over to the institution treasurer all institution funds which may have come into his hands from sales of public property, board of inmates, labor of inmates, or from other sources, and at the close of each fiscal quarter to draw an order on the institution treasurer in favor of the State treasurer for the amount of all such miscellaneous receipts, and at the same time to forward to the State auditor a statement of the amount of the same and the sources from which they have arisen. (c) It shall be the duty of the State auditor upon receiving such statement to place in the hands of the State treasurer a draft for the amount upon the institution treasurer, specifying the fund to which the same is to be credited, and upon payment of such draft to place the amount so received to the credit of said institution, adding it to any appropriations that may have been previously made by the legislature for the said institution, distributing it to the several appropriations from which it may have arisen or to the current expense appropriation, according to his discretion.
Sec. 7980. It shall be the duty of the accounting officer of each institution referred to above to prepare a duplicate monthly pay roll or pay rolls, showing the seryices rendered
by each officer and employee of the institution, which pay roll shall contain the receipt of said officers and employees for the orders issued to them in payment for their services. Services rendered or labor performed by persons other than officers and employees shall be accounted for on proper vouchers made. The said accounting officer shall require all persons selling goods or supplies to the institution to furnish with such goods when delivered bills or invoices in duplicate, and he may require persons who furnish goods at intervals during the month to furnish also a detailed statement in duplicate at the close of the month. The said bills and invoices shall, whenever practicable, be made upon the billheads or blanks used by such persons in their business: Provided, That in cases where it is not convenient for the seller to furnish such bills invoices, the accounting officer may make out such bills or invoices on blanks to be provided by the institution.
General Laws, 1895, chapter 181: SECTION 1. The teachers' university certificate issued by the University of Minnesota to graduates of the department of pedagogy in said university shall be valid as a certificate of the first grade to teach in the public schools of the State of Minnesota for a period of two years from date of graduation.
SEC. 2. At the expiration of two years of actual teaching the certificate of such graduate may be indorsed by the president of the university and the superintendent of public instruction upon satisfactory evidence that such service has been successful, and such indorsement shall make said certificate a permanent certificate of qualification: Provided, That said indorsement may be canceled and its legal effect annulled by the superintendent of public instruction upon satisfactory evidence of disqualification. (Approved April 11, 1895.)
Ibid., 1895, chapter 366: Appropriates $60,000 for “the deficiencies which have occurred in the current expenses of this institution” for 1893, 1894, and 1895.
Ibid., 1897, chapter 75: SECTION 1. Section 3768 (above) is amended to read as follows: “There shall be levied annually upon the taxable property of the State a tax of 1.23 mills, to be known as the State school tax,' which shall be collected as other taxes are collected, of which the proceeds of 1 mill shall be added to the general school fund, which together shall be known as the current school fund, to be apportioned as hereinbefore provided, and the proceeds of 0.23 mill shall be for the support and maintenance of the University of Minnesota, and shall be added to the general university fund and be payable to the order of the board of regents." (Approved March 26, 1897.)
Ibid., 1897, chapter 155: Sec. 4. [Appropriates for the fiscal year ending July 31, 1897: For campus improvements, $2,500; equipment for mechanical and electrical engineering department, $12,000.]
SEC. 5. (Appropriates for the year ending July 31, 1898: Equipment of medical building, $13,000; books, $6,000. School of agriculture: Heating and lighting, $18,000; dormitory for girls, $25,000; expenses incident to establishing coeducation, $3.000.]
SEC. 6. (Appropriates for year ending July 31, 1899: For books, $6,000; expenses incident to establishing coeducation in the school of agriculture, $4,000.)
Ibid., 1899, chapter 20: SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 181 of the general laws of 1895 be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows: SECTION 1. The teachers' university certificate issued by the University of Minnesota to graduates of the department of pedagogy in said university shall be valid as a certificate of the first grade to teach in the public schools of the State of Minnesota for a period of two years from its date." (Approved February 25, 1899.)
Ibid., 1899, chapter 283: SEC. 5. [Appropriates to State university for year ending July 31, 1899, $5,000 for repairs. For year ending July 31, 1900: Repairs, $7,000; anatomical building, $15,000; clinical building, $15.000; books, $7,000. For year ending July 31, 1901: Repairs, $5,000; books, $7,000; physical laboratory, $25,000; alteration of buildings, $40,000.]
SEC. 6. [Appropriates to school of agriculture for the year ending July 31, 1900: Heating plant, $10,000; horticultural hall and physical laboratory, $35,000.]
Ibid., 1901, chapter 25: Sections 1 and 2 of chapter 345 of general laws of 1899 [omitted here as surplusage in view of what follows and its minor relevancy to this inquiry] be amended so as to read as follows: "SECTION 1. Any person who, being at the time a resident of the State of Minnesota, enlisted in the Army of the United States during the late war between the United States and the Kingdom of Spain, or who has been a resident of the State of Minnesota for the past fifteen years and is a veteran of the late civil war, and who was honorably discharged therefrom, shall, upon complying with all other requirements for admission, be entitled to pursue any course or courses in the University of Minnesota without expense for tuition.'
SEC. 2. It is hereby made the duty of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota to accept in any college, school, or department thereof, any student who comes within the definition of section 1 of this act, without any charge to said student for tuition, and to refund to any student who may come under the provisions of this act any money which he has paid in as tuition since his discharge. (Approved March 8, 1901.)
Ibid., 1901, chapter 66: The board of regents of the University of Minnesota, as a body corporate under the name University of Minnesota, is hereby expressly authorized and empowered to accept, in trust or otherwise, any gift, grant, bequest, or devise of property, real or personal or mixed, for educational purposes, and to hold, manage, invest, and dispose of the same and the proceeds thereof and the income therefrom, in accordance with the terms and conditions of such gift, grant, bequest, or devise, and of the acceptance thereof, any law of the State of Minnesota to the contrary notwithstanding. (Approved March 16, 1901.)
Ibid., 1901, chapter 170: SECTION 1. Any person resident of the State of Minnesota who has already graduated or may graduate from the department known as the school for the blind, connected with the Minnesota Institute for Defectives (located at Faribault, Minn., or elsewhere in said State), shail, upon complying with all other requirements, be entitled to pursue any course or courses in the University of Minnesota without expense for tuition.