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SEC. 2. It is hereby made the duty of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota to receive into any college, school, or department thereof, and to furnish to him or her training and education in any such college, school, or department, any student who comes within the definition of section 1 of this act without any charge to said student for tuition.
SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. (Approved April 9, 1901.)
Ilid., 1901, Chapter 122: SECTION 1. The governor shall. prior to the adjournment of this session of the legislature, appoint, by and with the consent of the Senate, three electors of the State as members of a board to be known as a “ board of control of State institutions." Said members shall hold office, as designated by the governor, for two, four, and six years, respectively. Subsequent appointments shall be made as above provided, and. except to fill vacancies, shall be for a period of six years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The board shall at all times be subject to the above limitations and restrictions. The chairman of the board for each biennial period shall be the member whose term first expires, and each member thereof shall receive a salary of $3,500 per annum. The governor may remove any member of the board for malfeasance or nonfeasance in office, or for any cause that renders him ineligible to appointment or incapable or unfit to discharge the duties of his office, and his removal when so made shall be final. When for any cause a vacancy occurs, the governor shall appoint an elector to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term, subject, however, to the action of the senate when next in session.
SEC. 18. * * The board of control shall have and exercise full authority in all financial matters of the State university, the State
normal schools, the State public school, the schools for the deaf and the blind. The said board of control shall disburse all public moneys of the several institutions named, and shall have the same authority in the expenditure of the public moneys appropriated therefor, as in the other institutions named in this bill, except as hereinafter otherwise provided, and such board shall appoint a purchasing and disbursing officer or officers for such institutions. Said board of control shall also have supervision of the construction of all buildings and betterments erected at the cost of this State, but shall cooperate with the local boards of the different institutions in the preparation of plans and specifications therefor. Such board of control, howerer, shall not have control or anthority to disburse any private donations or bequests made by gift or devise by any private individual to any educational institution of this State, but said private gifts or donations or bequests shall, unless otherwise directed by the terms of such gift or bequest, be applied by such various boards of the said educational institutions to the use proposed by the terms of the gift. But the various boards now in charge of the several educational institutions shall have and retain the exclusive control of the general educational policy of said institution, of the courses of study, the number of teachers necessary to be employed, and the salaries to be paid; and such various boards shall have the exclusive right to employ or dismiss the teachers and others engaged in carrying on the functions of said institutions and shall also have the exclusive control of the grounds, buildings, and other public property of their several institutions, and of all other matters connected with said institutions, except as herein specifically reserved to raid board of control. All contracts with employees of said educational institutions and a concise statement of all supplies needed shall be reported by the board in charge of said several institutions to the said board of control, and provision shall be made by said board of control, by suitable rules, for the payinent of the salaries of such employees, and any expenses incurred by the members of said local board for the purchase of all n cessary supplies by such purchasing agent to be appointed as herein provided, as in the case of the other public institutions of this State. (Approved April 2, 1901.)
Ibid., 1901, chapter 381: SEC. 2. (Appropriates "For use by the department of agriculture of the University of Minne-ota in preparing, printing, and distributing such leaflets, charts, and other lesson helps as will aid and encourage the teachers and pupils in rural schools in the study of agricultural, home economics, and rural life generally" the sum of $2,000 for each of the fiscal years ending July 31, 1902, and July 31, 1903.]
SEC. 8. [Appropriates to the University of Minnesota for the year ending July 31, 1901: Buildings and equipment, 817,600; artesian well, $3.500. For the year ending July 31, 1902: Buildings and equipment. $110.000: repairs, $10,250: library, $7,500; boilers. $8.200; additional current expenses, $35,000. For the year ending July 31, 1903: Building and equipment, $17.500; repairs, $8,000; library, $7,500; additional current expenses, $35,000.]
SEC. 9. (Appropriates for the school of agriculture for the year ending July 31, 1902: Buildings and equipment. $53,500. For the year ending July 31, 1903: Buildings and equipment, $25,000.)
MISSISSIPPI. Constitution (1890), article 8: SEC. 201. It shall be the duty of the legislature to encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, inoral, and agricultural improvement by establishing a uniform system of free public schools, by taxation or otherwise, for all children between the ages of five and twenty-one years, and, as soon as practicable, to establish schools of higher grade.
SEC. 208. No religious or other sect or sects shall control any part of the school or other educational funds of this State; nor shall any funds be appropriated toward the support of any sectarian school or to any school that at the time of receiving such appropriation is not conducted as a free school.
SEC. 213. The State having received and appropriated the land donated to it for the support of agricultural and mechanical colleges by the United States, and having, in furtherance of the beneficent design of Congress in granting said land, established the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi and the Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, it is the duty of the State to sacredly carry out the conditions of the act of Congress upon the subject, approved July, 1862, and the legislature shall preserve intact the endowments to and support said colleges.
[The following matter is taken from The Annotated Cole of the (teneral Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi, prepared by R. H. Thompson, Geo. E. Dillard, and R. B. Campbell, Nashville, Tem., 1992.]
SEC. 11. The college as incorporated by an act of the legislature, approved February 28, 1878, by the name of the “ Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi," and established in pursuance of that act, shall continue to exist as a body politic and corporate by the name of the “ Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College," with all its property and the franchises, rights, powers, and privileges conferred on it by law, or properly incident to such a body and necessary to accomplish the purpose of its creation; and may receive and hold all real and personal property conveyed to it for such purpose.
SEC, 12. The government of said college shall be in a board of nine trustees, a majority of whom shall be practical agriculturists or mechanics, appointed by the guvernor of the State by and with the arlvice and consent of the senate, who shall continue in office for six years, and until successors are appointed; and the trustees shall be ineligible to succeed themselves more than once.
Sec. 13. The present trustees shall continue according to their terms, and until successors shall be appointed. As the terms of said trustees shall expire their successors shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. They shall hold for six years, and until their successors shall be appointed.
SEC. 14. In case of vacancies in the board of trustees during a period when the senate is not in session, the governor may make appointments to fill the vacancies until the senate shall meet, and, thereafter, during the session of the senate until successors shall be appointed.
Sec. 15. A majority of the board of trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
SEC. 16. The governor of the State, by virtue of his office, shall be the president of the board of trustees, but in his absence a president pro tempore may be appointed by the board.
Sec. 17. The trustees may receive their actual expenses incurred in attending any of the meetings of the board, to be paid out of any money belonging to the college.
Sec. 18. The board of trustees shall possess all the power necessary and proper for the accomplishment of the purpose of the trust reposed in it, viz: The establishment and maintenance of a first-class institution, at which the white youth of the State may acquire a common school education, and a scientific and practical knowledge of agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanic arts, and such other subjects of knowledge as may be suitable and embraced in the course of study and practice prescribed by authority of the board of trustees; and it may adopt all such by-laws and regulations as it may deem expedient for this purpose not repugnant to the constitution and laws nor inconsistent with the object for which said college is established; and it shall do whatever is necessary for the successful operation of said college according to the purpose of its establishment.
SEC. 19. The interest arising from the proceeds of the fund known as the “Agricultural land scrip fund” is appropriated and devoted, to the extent of one-half of it, to said college, and may be drawn from the treasury upon warrant of the auditor, to be issued upon the requisitions of the treasurer from time to time as such interest may accrue and be wanted for the use of the college.
SEC. 20. Tuition shall be free in all branches to students of the State for four years to each and not longer, and the trustees shall fix the amount of tuition to be paid by students of this State after four years of free tuition and by students from other States or countries. (Amended by laws, 1896, chap. 113, q. v.)
SEC. 21. The privilege of rooming in the dormitories belongs to the free students, and to the due quota of students from each county in preference to all others.
SEC. 22. The right belongs to each county to have a number of students admitted proportionate to its number of white educable males compared with the whole number in the State.
Sec. 23. The apportionment shall be made and announced by the president of the college annually and communicated to the superintendents of education of the counties.
SEC. 25. The certificate of selection shall be attested by the clerk of the board of supervisors, under its seal, and shall entitle the holder to admission into the college with all its privileges to pursue all its industrial branches selected, and to enter the subclass or class for which he is fitted.
SEC. 26. The board of trustees shall cause to be reported biennially to the legislature, during the first week of every regular and special, not extraordinary, session thereof, how the money appropriated to the college has been expended, showing the salaries paid to all professors and employees, and generally each and every item of expense; and if any property belonging to the State or the college is used for profit, the reports shall show the expenses incurred in managing the property and the amount received therefrom.
SEC. 27. The money received by this State under act of Congress entitled “An act to establish agricultural experiment stations," etc., approved March 2, 1887, and the provisions of which were accepted by this State by act approved January 31, 1888, and assigned to said college, shall be expended under its direction, and the agricultural experiment station for this State is established at and with said college, and the board of trustees shall have full control thereof.
SEC. 28. The Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi, created by an act approved February 28, 1878, for the education of the colored youth of the State, shall continue as a body politic and corporate for that purpose.
SEC. 29. Except as stated to the contrary in the next section, all the provisions of the chapter entitled “Agricultural and mechanical college'' shall be applicable, the necessary changes being made, to the "Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College," which shall be entitled to receive for its support one-half of the interest on the fund, the other half of which is devoted to the agricultural and mechanical college.
SEC. 30. The sections of the chapter relating to the “agricultural and mechanical college” [secs. 20–25, and 27] on the subject of the number of students entitled to free tuition therein, and on the subject of apportioning the same among the several counties of the State, and dormitory privileges, and on the subject of the agricultural experiment station, shall not apply to Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College.
SEC. 2065. The term “fertilizer," as used herein, includes all substances, chemicals, and compounds commonly known as commercial fertilizers, and all manures, except animal excrement, cotton seed, and unmixed cotton-seed products, whether natural or artificial products.
SEC. 2066. The professor of chemistry at the agricultural and mechanical college is Stato chemist, and all fertilizers shall be analyzed by him; and his certificate of analysis, stating the percentage therein of nitrogen in an available form, of potash soluble in water, and of phosphoric acid in an available form, soluble or reverted, and of insoluble phosphoric acid, shall be posted, and kept posted in a conspicuous manner at every place where fertilizers are sold.
SEC. 2068. Before offering any fertilizer for sale the manufacturer, producer, or seller shall furnish to the State chemist a certificate of the manufacturer or producer, showing the component parts thereof, and a fair sample of it, not less than one pound, sealed up in a glass jar; and the chemist shall analyze it and give his certificate thereof, and shall furnish the necessary number of tags. He shall also from time to time secure samples from packages offered for sale or sold, analyze the same, and record the analyses,
Sec. 2069. The State chemist shall also analyze all fair samples of fertilizers properly certified and prepared which may be furnished to him by farmers and other purchasers for use free of charge, and shall give a certificate thereof.
Sec. 2070. The certificate of analysis of the State chemist shall be evidence of the percentage of valuable elements in any fertilizer analyzed by him.
SEC. 2071. The State chemist shall have prepared a sufficient number of tags, of suitable material and form, with proper fastenings for attaching to packages, and having printed thereon the word guaranteed," with the year of sale, number of the tag, and a facsimile of his signature. Any person who shall counterfeit a fertilizer tag, or who shall use one not sold to him by the State chemist, or who shall use one a second time, shall be guilty of forgery.
SEC. 2072. The State chemist shall charge and collect for the analysis of each brand of fertilizer the sum of $15, and for enough tags for one ton of fertilizer 30 cents.
SEC. 2073. The fees received by the State chemist shall be deposited with the treasurer of the agricultural and mechanical college, and shall be expended under the direction of the board of trustees in defraying the expenses of analyzing fertilizers, the preparation of tags, and otherwise, as the board shall allow or direct.
SEC. 2074. The certificate of the State chemist shall be good for one year, if no frand or deception be practiced in obtaining it, and an analysis of each brand of fertilizer must be made every year or season:
SEC. 2075. The State chemist shall record in a suitable book the result of every analysis of a fertilizer made by him.
Laws, 1892, chapter 45: SECTION 1. The State of Mississippi hereby accepts the provisions of act of Congress entitled 'An act to apply a portion of the [proceeds of the] public lands to the more complete endowment and support of colleges for the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts, established under provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862," which act was approved August 30, 1890. SEC. 2. The money received by this State under the aforesaid
act shall be expended under the direction of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of this State, situated near Starkville, for whites, and the Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, situated near Rodney, for colored; and the funds received under aforesaid act shall be divided between aforesaid agricultural colleges for white and colored in the proportion that the whole number of educable children in the State of each race bears to the whole number of educable children of both races. (Approved March 30, 1892.)
Laws, 1894, chapter 12: Appropriates to Agricultural and Mechanical College $22,500 for 1894 and the same amount for 1895, and provides further, "that the interest on the agricultural land-scrip fund belonging to said college be paid in addition to the above sums, provided that the president, professors, officers, and employees shall receive as salary or compensation from the State 10 per cent less than the amounts paid them by the State for the year 1893."
Ibid., 1894, chapter 14: Appropriates to Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College $7,000 for the year 1894 and the same amount for the year 1895, also $1,500 for repairs, “ provided that the amounts shall include interest on the agricultural land-scrip fund for each year."
Laws, 1896, chapter 115: SECTION 1. That the State superintendent of education be, and is hereby, made a trustee ex officio of the State University, the Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Industrial Institute and College, the State Normal School, and Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. And he shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as other trustees of said institutions of learning. (Approved March 23, 1896.)
Laws, 1896, chapter 13: [Appropriates to Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College for the year 1896: Building, $7,000; repairs, $1,000; insurance for three years, $1,505. For 1897: Three cottages, $3,000; repairs, $1,000.]
Ibid., 1896: [Appropriates to Agricultural and Mechanical College $22,500 for the year 1896 and the same amount for 1897, in addition to the interest on the agricultural land-scrip fund; also, for repairs, $5,000.]
Ibid., 1896. chapter 42: That the State treasurer be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to have prepared without delay bonds of the State of Mississippi in an amount equal to the agricultural college fund now in the State treasury, maturing on the 1st day of January, 1896, and which now bear interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum. Said bonds to be issued in denominations of $1,000, and shall be signed by the governor and countersigned by the treasurer. All the bonds and other evidences of State indebtedness now in the treasury on account of the said agricultural college fund, amounting to $212,150, shall be immediately canceled and destroyed, and a record kept by the treasurer of the bonds so destroyed, and said treasurer shall report the facts to the legislature of 1898, and the bonds provided for in this section shall be substituted therefor.
SEC. 2. That said bonds, as herein provided for, shall bear interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum as now fixed by law, from January 1.1896. and shall mature on January 1, 1928; Provided, The State reserves the right to iake up and retire said bonds after January 1, 1900.
Ibid., 1896, chapter 113: Section 20 of the annotated code of Mississippi is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Tuition shall be free in all branches to students of this State for five years.
SEC. 2. Section 24 hereby amended so as to read as follows: The superintendent of each county, after due notice published, with the consent of the board of supervisors, shall give certificates of selection to the number of students to which the county is entitled, and this in addition to those already in the college, if any, and this selection of new students shall be made by drawing.
Ibid., 1898, chapter 15: [Appropriates to Agricultural and Mechanical College $20.300 and the interest on the agricultural land-scrip fund,'' $5.911.30, for 1898; also the same amounts for 1899, and $4,090 for repairs, etc.)
Ibid., 1898, chapter 16: (Appropriates to Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College for 1898, $12,000 and $6,814.50 as interest on agricultural land-scrip fund; for 1899, $3,000 and the interest, $6,814.50, on the agricultural land-scrip fund.]
Ibid., 1898, chapter 46: SECTION 1. The grant of land to the State for the benefit of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi and the Agricultural and Mechanical College for colored persons of Mississippi, by an act of Congress of the United States, approved February 20, 1895, entitled "An act for the encouragement of education in the State of Mississippi,'' the saine being the one hundred and sixth chapter of the United States Statutes at Large, of the third session of the Fiftythird Congress, volume 28, is hereby accepted.
[The art of Congress referred to reads as follows: The governor of the State of Mississippi is hereby authorize i to select out of the unocrupied and uninhabited lands of the United States within the said State, 45.180 acres of land, in legal subdivisions, being a total equivalent to two townships, and shall certify the same to the Secretary of the Interior, who shall forthwith, upon the receipt of sad certificate, iegue to the State of Mississippi patents for wid lands: Proridi, That the proceeds of one township of said lands, when sold or legerd shall forever remain a fund for the use of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of said State; and the proreeds of one of said townships of land, when soll or leased, shall forever remain a fund for the use of the Agricultural and Mechanical College fur colored persous established and maintaineil by said State.
SEC. 2. In making raid selection the governor of said State of Mississippi shall designate the lands for the A riculturaland Mechanical College and the lands for the Agricultural and Viechan. ical College for colored persons.]
SEC. 2. The State land commissioner shall record in his office the patents and lists of said lands issued to the State by the United States, said lists to be recorded in a tract book; and his certified transcript of the records thereof shall be competent evidence in any court or legal proceedings in this State; and when so recorded the patent and list of the Agricultural and Mechanical College lands shall be turned over to its trustees, and the patent and list of the Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College lands shall be turned over to its trustees.
Src. 3. The board of trustees of said Agricultural and Mechanical College are hereby authorized to sell said lands patented to the State for its use under said act of Congress, or any part thereof, for cash, as in their judgment is for the best interest of said college; or to lease the same for a period not exceeding thirty years, or to sell or dispose of the timber thereon to the best advantage of said college; and the proceeds of all such sales or leases of said lands or sales of said timber, made under this act shall be raid into the State treasury and shall there be credited to said Agricultural and Mechanical College, and shall there forever remain a fund for the use of said college, and the interest to be paid to it by the State, all under and in accordance with section 212 of the State constitution. And the board of trustees of the Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College shall have like anthority as to the lands patented to the State under said act of Congress for the benefit of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for colored persons, and the proceeds of said lands or the timber thereon shall be paid into the State treasury for the use of said college, under and in accordance with said section of the State constitution.
SEC. 4. A patent in the usual form, signed by the land commissioner, countersigned by the governor and attested by the secretary of state, with the great seal of the State affixed, shall invest the purchaser or lessée of said lands or the purchaser of the timber or trees thereon with title, according to the terms of said patent; and such patent shall be executed upon the order of the board of trustees of the Agricultural and Mechanical College as to the lands patented to the State by the United States for the benefit of said college under said act of Congress; and such patent shall be executed as to the lands patented to the State for the use of said Agricultural and Mechanical College for colored persons upon the order of the