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SEC. 10502. He shall also, forthwith and from time to time, procure for said libraries the current collated or revised statutes of the several States, so far as it can be done by exchanging for the same the statutes of this State named in the preceding section. He shall further supply to the departinent of history and political economy so many copies of each and every official report and publication issued by this State or any officer thereof, excepting reports of the supreme court and of the courts of appeals, as may be needed to exchange for similar publications of other States.
SEC. 10503. Any person who shall knowingly sell, give, or in any manner dispose of any intoxicating liquor to any student of the University of the State of Missouri, or any school, or college, or academy in this State, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $40 nor more than $400 or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than three months nor more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, that it shall be lawful for druggists to sell or give such liquor to any student upon the written prescription of a regular practicing physician in good standing; provided, that nothing in this section shall be so construed as to apply to any mercantile or business college.
SEC. 10504. There is hereby established a College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts at Columbia and a School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, provided for by the grant of the Congress of the United States, as distinct departments of the University of the State of Missouri.
SEC. 10505. The leading objects of said colleges shall be to teach such branches as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts and mining, including military tactics, and without excluding other scientific and classical studies, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
SEC. 10506. That the obligation of the State to the General Government, assumed by the acceptance of the land grant of July 2, 1862, may be more fully discharged, and in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life, the board of curators of the University of the State of Missouri shall prescribe and adopt a liberal academic course of study to be taught in the School of Mines and Metallurgy, located at Rolla, in addition to the courses now taught in said school, and may confer the degree of bachelor of science upon all students who shall complete said course in said school to the satisfaction of the faculty thereof.
SEC. 10507. To effect the leading objects of the colleges, as herein established, it is provided that the students and members thereof shall be admitted to the library, museums, models, cabinets, and apparatus, and to all lectures and instructions of the university which now exist or may hereafter exist, and to all other rights and privileges thereof, in a manner as full and ample as are the students of any other department in said university; and to provide for instruction in military tactics, as herein required, it is enacted that in case a system of military education shall be established by Congress the University of the State of Missouri is hereby required by law to make the necessary provisions for carrying out the plan so established in connection with the institution; and furthermore, there is hereby established and created a perpetual fund, to be styled the “fund of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts," to be derived from the sale or lease of the 330,000 acres of land granted by Congress to the State of Missouri by virtue of an act approved July 2, 1862, and from all additions to the same from public or private bounty, the principal of which fund shall remain forever inviolate and undiminished, to be invested in the manner hereafter specified, and the income thereof shall be placed at the disposal of the board of curators of the university of the State, three-fourths of which income shall be for the support of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts aforesaid, and the remaining onefourth for the support of the School of Mines and Metallurgy, in accordance with the provisions of this article and the acts of Congress aforesaid. (For the division of the subsidy of August 30, 1890, see section 10011 on p. 99; also section 10533, p. 96. )
SEC. 10508. The College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and the School of Mines and Metallurgy herein provided for shall have each a separate and distinct faculty whose officers and professors may be the same in whole or in part as the officers and professors in other colleges and departments of the university. SEC. 10509. The College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts and the School of Mines and Metallurgy shall have power to confer degrees suitable to their designs and courses of study.
SEC. 10510. At the close of each university year the board of curators shall make a report to the governor in detail, exhibiting the progress, condition and wants of
the several colleges or departments of instruction in the university, the course of study in each, and the number and names of the officers and students, the amount of receipts and disbursements, together with the nature, cost, and results of all important experiments and investigations, and such other matters, including State industrial and economical statistics, as may be thought useful. The governor shall cause the same to be printed for the use of the general assembly and the people of the State, and shall cause one copy of the same to be transmitted by mail free of expense to all the colleges which may be endowed under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, hereinbefore referred to, and also one copy to the Secretary of the Interior, and one copy to the Commissioner of Agriculture at Washington City. The governor shall cause the bulletins of the experiment stations to be printed as they are issued and separate from the annual report.
SEC. 10511. [As amended by act of March 11, 1901.] Inasmuch as all trust funds committed to the management of the State are to be deemed a sacred deposit, and to be vigilantly guarded from waste or wrongful use, it is provided that a board of visitors, to consist of five persons, three at least of whom shall be citizens eminent in agriculture and mechanic arts, and not less than two graduates of the university, shall be appointed by the governor. It shall be the duty of said visitors to meet at the university on the second Tuesday of November of each year, and make personal examination into the condition of the university, and report the result to the governor, suggesting such improvements and recommendations as they may think important, which report shall be published with the annual report of the curators. In case of nonattendance upon any annual meeting the office of any visitor shall become vacant in the same manner and with like effect as in the case of curators. The visitors shall receive no per diem, but they shall have their actual expenses paid.
SEC. 10512. The board of curators shall cause the lands which have been donated for the benefit of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts to be examined, classified, and appraised by two or more competent agents, by them appointed, before the same are offered for lease or sale, and shall thereafter, either by direct action of the board or by a committee of its members, fix the price at the interest of which said land may be leased or at which it may be sold; and the said board may at any time change said price or it may withhold or withdraw from sale or lease any specific tract or parts of land or may designate which tract or parcel shall be sold only for cash in hand, or may attach contiguous subdivisions of land not to exceed a quarter section that are not to be separated in their sale or lease. Should it be discovered that the number of acres to which the State is entitled by act of Congress has not been selected, located, and confirmed, the said agent shall forthwith select the additional number of acres from the vacant lands of the United States within this State, so as to secure the full amount of 330,000 acres granted by the United States, and shall in like manner and with full effect as the commissioners created by the act of the general assembly of Missouri, approved March 19, 1866, have the same set apart and withdrawn from entry on the books of the United States Land Office; and said agents shall receive the same compensation for said services and for any and all other services performed in appraising said lands and for any other service under this chapter as was allowed the commissioners who selected the lands under said act of March 19, 1866, and they shall be paid in the same manner, and they shall also receive for their expenses a sum not to exceed $2.50 a day for each person.
SEC. 10513. Any person who has heretofore made or may hereafter make actual settlement upon the lands of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts shall be entitled to lease or purchase 320 acres or less, as he may choose, lying contiguous and including his improvement, in preference to any other person, his right being subject to the power of the board in regard to withholding or withdrawing from sale, or designating what may be sold for cash only, or what shall be attached for sale to adjacent subdivisions; and provided such settlers shall comply with the law and with the rules that may be adopted by the board in relation to lease or purchase, the same as is and shall be required by others: And it is further provided, That at or before a day to be specified in a notice to be published by the board, which notice shall be published for four consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in the county in which the lands lie, or, if none be there published, in a newspaper as near as may be to said county, the last insertion to be thirty days before the day named, such settler shall proceed to make proof of his claim in compliance with the rules aforesaid, or he shall forfeit all preference, and the lands shall be subject to lease or sale as other lands; And it is further provided, That the actual settlement referred to must be made prior to the first publication of the board herein referred to.
SEC. 10514. In case where any of said lands raay be sold and a deed to the same is required to be made, the same shall be executed by the president of the board of curators, signed by him, with the seal of the corporation attached thereto, and attested by the secretary of the board.
SEC. 10515. The School of Mines and Metallurgy shall be empowered to utilize all implements, instruments, charts, specimens, etc., and the board of curators may establish when they deem proper a professorship of geology, said geologist to supervise the geological surveys that may be made by the School of Mines and Metallurgy.
SEC. 10516. There is hereby created the office of treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy located in the county of Phelps, who shall be appointed by the board of curators and be subject to removal at their discretion. It shall be his duty to receive, keep, and disburse all moneys belonging to said School of Mines and Metallurgy, all moneys that shall be appropriated or apportioned for the purposes of said school, including one-fourth of the income arising from the fund of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and all other money which may belong exclusively to the said school for building or for any other purpose. And the said treasurer shall perform all customary acts pertaining to his office, under direction of the board of curators, and make report of the same at the annual meetings of the board.
SEC. 10517. The treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy shall keep his office in the city of Rolla, and upon his appointment, and before he enters upon the duties of his office, give bond to the State of Missouri to the use of the curators of the University of the State of Missouri, with at least two good and solvent sureties, in a sum not less than $20,000, to be approved by the board and filed among their papers and records, conditioned that he will faithfully administer the funds of the School of Mines and Metallurgy coming into his hands, and disburse and invest the same according to the directions of the board of curators; and such bond shall be renewed every two years, or oftener if deemed necessary by the board. Until the next annual meeting of the board of curators such bond may be approved by the president of the board.
Stc. 10518. The treasurer of the board of curators shall pay over to the treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy, as soon as he shall be appointed and his bond approved, and at all times hereafter, all moneys, bonds, and all property whatsoever in his hands which have been donated, or which have been or hereafter may be appropriated or apportioned, or in any manner belonging to said school for its support, or for any other purpose.
SEC. 10519. At each annual meeting of the board of curators the treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy shall make out a full statement of his accounts, showing the amount of money which he has received according to the provisions of this article, as well as the items of expenditures, and when approved by the board a copy of the account shall be entered upon the record. He shall also furnish the board of curators an abstract of the amounts annually paid to the director and every professor, instructor, or other officer or employee of said school.
SEc. 10520. The compensation of the treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy shall be fixed by the board of curators: Provided, That the same shall not exceed for any one year the sum of $150.
Sr. 10521. The treasurer of the board of curators of the University of the State of Missouri at Columbia, and the treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy, located in the county of Phelps, shall each be held accountable upon their official bonds, respectively, for all moneys and property which may come into their hands belonging to the university or any of its departments: Provided, That the treasurer of the board of enrators at Columbia shall not be held accountable for any moneys or other property which may come into his hands belonging to the School of Mines and Metallurgy after the same shall have been paid over under the law to the treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, nor shall the treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy be held accountable on his official bond for any moneys which may come into the hands of the treasurer of the board of curators at Columbia and which may not have been paid over to the treasurer of said School of Mines and Metallurgy-the purpose of this section being to separate the funds and property belonging to each institution, and to hold the treasurers, respectively, responsible upon their official bonds only for all moneys and property which may come into their hands, and which belong to the institutions of which they are the treasurers.
SEC. 10522. There is hereby created and especially established a fund for the support of the University of the State of Missouri, the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and the School of Mines and Metallurgy to be denominated the **Seminary fund," which shall consist of: First, the proceeds of sale of seminary
lands as provided by act approved February 11, 1839, which money is invested in a State certificate of indebtedness of $122.000, dated July 1, 1881, issued by the authority of act March 23, 1881, interest to be applied as directed by the board of curators. Second, the proceeds from the sale of 100 Missouri bonds, issued under act of March 29, 1872, represented by a State certificate of indebtedness of $100,000, dat d January 22, 1884, issued under act of March 31, 1883, interest to be applied as directed by the board of curators. Third, the proceeds of the sale of the lands donated to the State of Missouri by the United States for the support of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and the School of Mines and Metallurgy, by act of Congress, approved July 2, 1862, represented by State certificates of indebtedness of the following amounts and dates: July 2, 1883, $242,000; November 1, 1883, $5,000; January 30, 1884, 85,000; April 19, 1884, $25,000; April 2, 1885, $5,000; February 25, 1886, $5,000; January 1, 1888, $5,000; December 15, 1988, $5,000; May 15, 1889, $5.000; July 1, 1891, $5,000; May 15, 1893, $5,000; July 1, 1895, $22.881.19; April 9, 1895, $5,000, representing a total of $349,881.19, now issued or any certificates, which may hereafter be issued under general or special act of the general assembly; one-fourth of the interest on these funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the School of Mines and Metallurgy, at Rolla, for the maintenance of said institution, and the remainder to be applied for the maintenance of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Fourth, the fund paid into the State treasury by authority of sections 10527, 10529, and 10550, represented by State certificate of indebtedness, dated July 1, 1898, for the amount of $5,000, the interest to be applied to the maintenance of the State University, at Columbia. Fifth, the State certificate of indebtedness of $646,958.23, derived from " direct tax "received from the United States, dated April 1, 1891, issued under act of March 26, 1891, four-fifths of the interest to be applied for the maintenance of the State University, at Columbia, and one-fifth for the School of Mines and Metallurgy, at Rila. Sixth, the James S. Rollins scholarship fund of $6,000. represented by a State certificate of indebtedness, issned under act of March 31, 1883, and interest to be applied to the maintenance of the James S. Rollins University Scholarship." Seventh, the proceeds of sales of lands donated to the School of Mines and Metallurgy, at Rolla, represented by a State certificate of indebtedness of $2,000, dated April 15, 1893, issued under act of March 31, 1883, interest on which shall be applied to the maintenance of the school of Mines and Metallurgy, at Rolla. Eighth, the State certificate of indebtedness of $3,000, issued under act of April 1, 1895, dated April 1. 1896, four-fifths of the interest to be applied to the maintenance of the State University, at Columbia, and one-fifth to the School of Mines and Metallurgy, at Rolla, and also any other certificates which may hereafter be issued and held in trust for this fund under any general or special act of the general assembly. Ninth, the unclaimed proceeds of partition sales, as provided by act approved March 6. 1893, and by section 10530.
SEC. 10523. The seminary fund shall be and remain a permanent fund to be invested in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and each division thereof aforesaid, constituting the same, shall be devoted exclusively to the purposes and objects expressed in the act of Congress or of the legislature relating thereto.
SEC. 10524. The State auditor and the State treasurer shall, respectively, perform like duties and possess the same powers in relation to the seminary fund and income, as they respectively are or may be required to perform or exercise in relation to public school funds and moneys, and shall account themselves, and shall require others to account to them, in the game manner as in relation to public school funds and moneys, except in cases otherwise provided.
SEC. 10525. The governor, the secretary of state, and attorney-general shall, by virtue of their respective offices, be commissioners of the Seminary fund."
SEC. 10526. The certificates of indebtedness authorized to be issued to the permanent school fund of the State by act of March 23, 1881, and the certificates of indebtedness issued to the seminary fund shall be and remain sacred and irrevocable obligations of the State, unconvertible and untransferable from the purposes of their issue, but shall remain as so much of the permanent school fund and of the seminary fund as is represented in their amounts, respectively.
SEC. 10527. Hereafter whenever any of the remaining lands of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts shall be sold amounting to $5,000 and proceeds of sale thereof paid into the State treasury, a certificate of indebtedness shall be issued, payable twenty years after date, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum, payable semiannually, and held in trust by the State as part of the seminary fund.
SEC. 10528. Said certificate of indebtedness shall be signed by the governor, countersigned by the secretary of state, and sealed by the great seal of the State;
shall be nonnegotiable, and shall be sacredly held and preserved in the State treasury as part of the seminary fund of the State.
Szc. 10529. The board of fund commissioners are hereby authorized and directed to place to the credit of the "seminary fund" all sums of money which have been or may hereafter be paid into the State treasury as the unclaimed proceeds of sales in partition under the provisions of the act of the general assembly approved March 6, 1893. For every amount so placed to the credit of the seminary fund the board shall issue a State certificate of indebtedness in like form and manner as other certificates issued under this act, due thirty years after date, and bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum from date, payable semiannually. Upon payment to any beneficiary of his share of the proceeds of sale under the terms of said act of March 6, 1893, the certificate issued thereon shall be canceled. Should any portion of the amount of any canceled certificate be withdrawn from the treasury a new certificate for the remainder shall be at once issued. The State auditor shall notify the secretary of the board of curators when any certificate is issued or canceled under the terms of this section.
SEC. 10530. Hereafter when any moneys shall be paid into the State treasury, from whatever source derived, whether by grant, gift, devise, or from any other source, to be added to either the "public school fund" or the "seminary fund" of the State, and when the same shall amount to $1,000 the said board of fund commissioners shall issue a certificate of indebtedness of the State of Missouri like that provided for in sections 10527, 10528, and 10529, and in accordance with the terms of the gift, grant, or devise making addition to the public school fund or the seminary fund of the State, except in cases where moneys are acquired by special gift or devise a separate certificate shall be issued for each gift or devise and for the amount of such gift or devise, said certificate to be made payable twenty years after date, the interest thereon, to be paid semiannually, to be forever used and appropriated in accordance with law, and the gift, grant, or devise providing said fund for public educational purposes, under Article XI of the constitution of this State and an act approved March 16, 1881, entitled "An act to encourage and increase the public school fund of the State by grant. gift, or devise, as provided for in section 6 of Article XI of the constitution of Missouri, and to provide for its safe and permanent investment."
SEC. 10531. The certificates of indebtedness authorized to be issued under this article to the permanent public school or seminary fund of the State shall specify the purposes to which said funds are dedicated, the source from which derived, and the disposition of the interest to be paid on the same; they shall be printed on good parchment paper, and shall be and remain sacred irrevocable obligations of the State, unconvertible and untransferable from the purposes of their issue, as so much of the permanent “public school fund” or “seminary fund," the interest thereon to be appropriated regularly in accordance with the terms of said certificates, and to commence running from the payment of the money into the treasury of the State.
SEC. 10532. The State of Missouri is hereby constituted the custodian and is made the trustee of all moneys which may be paid into the State treasury under this article and of the certificates of indebtedness which may be issued under the same, and the honor and good faith of the State are hereby pledged for the faithful performance of the trust herein created.
SEC. 10533. [See also section 10507, supra, and section 10011. post.] All sums collected under the provisions of an act of Congress approved August 30, 1890, commonly known as the "Morrill bill,” shall be paid as follows: One-sixteenth thereof for the benefit of the Lincoln Institute and one-fourth of the remainder to the treasurer of the school of mines at Rolla, Mo., and the remainder shall be paid to the treasurer of the State university for the benefit of the agricultural college.
SEC. 10537. * * * And if the same ["property granted, given, or devised "] be in money, or after the property is converted into money, it shall be securely invested and sacredly preserved as a part of the public school fund, as provided by the constitution of this State, whether the same be given for the free public schools or for the benefit of the University of the State of Missouri, and the annual income of which fund shall be invested, reinvested, appropriated, and disbursed and paid over according to the terms of the writing making such grant, gift, or devise, and for no other uses or purposes whatsoever.
SEC. 10538. For all property or money received under this article by the State treasurer he and his sureties shall be responsible for the safe-keeping, investment, reinvestment, and disbursement of the same on his official bond.
SEC. 10539. In all cases where any such grant, devise, or bequest, or gift has been made by any person in aid of the University of the State of Mis