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Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees,
1887-1891

 

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ATHENS, JULY 8th, 1887.

 

The Board of Trustees met in annual session at 10 o’clock, A.M.

 

Present, Hon. J.J. Gresham, President.

Messrs.            Pope Barrow,   Messrs.            R.C. Humber

                 “      Lamar Cobb,                Henry Jackson

            Alex S. Erwin,              P.A. Stovall

            J.S. Hamilton,               W.W. Thomas

            A.L. Hull,

 

The minutes of the last annual meeting and the call meeting at Atlanta, Nov. 1886, were read and approved.

 

The Chancellor opened the meeting with prayer. The Chancellor made his annual Report, which, on motion of Mr. Billups, was received and referred to the appropriate committees. [Pages 12-53.] Mr. Hull made his Report as chairman of the Auditing Committee, which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

Mr. Hull also made his report as chairman of the Finance Committee which was received and laid on the table for the present

 

Mr. J.S. Hamilton made his report as Chairman of the Committee on the Experimental Farm, which was received and laid on the table for the present.

           

Mr. J.S. Hamilton as Chairman of Committee on Apparatus made his report, which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

Mr. Thomas made his report as chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

Mr. Cobb read the Abstract from the Minutes of the Prudential Committee, which was received and ratified. [Page 73.]

 

Mr. D.B. Hamilton was excused from attendance at this session.

 

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Mr. Jackson was excused after today until Monday, On motion, Board adjourned to 3. P.M.

 

3. P.M.            Board reconvened. Mr. H.V.M. Miller appeared and took his seat. Messrs. Byrd, Vason, Felton and Livingston excused from attendance at this session.

 

            Mr. John Screven tendered his resignation as a Trustee, which was accepted.

 

            Mr. Billups moved to fill the vacancies in the Board caused by the death of Chief Justice James Jackson, and the resignation of Hon. John Screven.

 

            Mr. Miller moved to separate the elections and vote on filling the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Jackson, and postpone the other until some future day, which was lost.

 

            Mr. Billups’ resolution was then adopted.

 

            Mr. Miller moved to reconsider the whole matter, which was agreed.

 

            Then on motion of Mr. Billups, the election was set for Saturday at 10 o’clock. A.M.

 

            The report of W.S. Basinger as President of the N.G. A&M College, and the report of W. P. Price as President of the Board of Trustees of said College were read by the Secretary, and on motion were received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            Mr. Humber read the report from the N.G.A.&M. College, which was received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            On motion, Board adjourned to 9.A.M. Saturday.

 

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Athens, July 9th, 1887.

Saturday.         

 

The Board met according to adjournment. The minutes were read and approved.

 

            Messrs. J.E. Brown and H.D. McDaniel appeared and took their seats.

           

Col. A.P. Wright, President, Board of Trustees of So. Ga. A.&M. College presented the report of that College, which was received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

           

Mr. J.S. Hamilton moved to take up the report of the Committee on Apparatus, which was agreed to and on his motion the report was adopted. [Page. 53-54.]

           

Mr. J.S. Hamilton also moved to take up the report on the Farm which was agreed, and on his motion the report was adopted. [Page. 55]

           

The following resolution was offered by Mr. Barrow, which was agreed to:

 

Resolved, That the fees required of the students in the Laboratory of $15.00, for each student in that department for their chemicals &c, shall be paid to the Treasurer and disbursed by him upon requisitions of the Professor of Chemistry, with statements of account the amount not to exceed the sum collected. The Com appointed for the election of Trustees, to fill vacancies in the Board, having arrived, the Board went into an election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chief Justice James Jackson, and Governor John. B. Gordon was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy.

           

An election was then held to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. John Screven of Savannah, which resulted in the unanimous election of Mr. A.L. Hull.

 

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The President then announced the following Committee on Laws and Discipline:

 

J.A. Billups. Chairman.

J.E. Brown,                  H. Jackson.

H.V.M. Miller,             P.A. Stovall

H.D. McDaniel             R.C. Humber.

 

The President then announced the following additions to the Committee on Branch Colleges; Messrs. Pope Barrow, N.J. Hammond, H.V.M. Miller, and B.C. Yancey.

 

A communication from the Committee of Students on Athletic Exercises was read, and on motion of Mr. Humber referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

An invitation was received from Mr. E.C. Kontz to attend the exercises of the Senior Class at their Class Tree, which on motion of Mr. Billups was accepted.  

 

On motion of Mr. Barrow the report of the Committee on Finance was taken up and considered by sections.

 

1st.       Section, First appropriating $21450.00 for salaries Mr. Barrow moved to adopt. Mr. Humber moved to strike out $21450.00 and insert $21050.00, which was agreed to.

 

2nd.       Section Second. Appropriating $2000.00 to Dahlonega was agreed to.

 

3rd.       Section Third, appropriating $500.00 to the Experimental Farm was adopted.

 

4th.       Section Fourth, appropriating $600.00 for servants, was amended on motion of Mr. Brown by striking out $600.00, and inserting $400.00 for servants on the campus.

 

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5th.       Section Fifth, appropriating $200.00. for full was agreed to.

 

6th.       Section Sixth, appropriating $250.00 for water supply was agreed to.

 

7th.       Section Seventh, was amended to appropriate the sum of $1710.00 including repairs on High School

 

8th.       Section Eight, appropriating $550.00 for insurance was agreed to.

 

9th.       Section Ninth, appropriating $500.00 for Catalogue, Advertising, and Printing, on motion of Mr. Barrow was reduced to $300.00

 

11th      Section Eleventh, appropriating $150.00 for incidentals, Mr. Brown moved to strike out  $150.00 and insert $50,000 Mr. Erwin moved to amend by inserting $100.00 which was agreed to.

 

10th.      Section Tenth, appropriating On Motion of Mr. Barrow, the appropriation for postage was reduced to $150.00.

 

12th.     Section Twelfth, Appropriating $20.00 for Commencement Sermon was agreed to.

 

13th.     Section Thirteenth, appropriating $200.00 for music was on motion of Mr. Brown reduced to $100.00

 

14th.     Section Fourteenth, $36.00 for Sophomore medals was agreed to.

 

15th.     Section Fifteenth, $100.00 for Chancellors expenses was agreed to.

 

16th      Section Sixteenth, $300.00 for Librarian was reduced to $250.00, on motion of Mr. Cobb. On motion of Mr. McDaniel the report was adopted as a whole except as to the three Branch Colleges. [Pages 56 – 61]

 

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On motion of Mr. Hull the Board proceeded to elect a Librarian, on counting the ballots, Miss Sarah Frierson having received a majority of the votes was declared elected.

 

Mr. Thomas stated that Mr. F. Phinizy desired to know if the Board desired to sell the lot of land near the High School lying between the Lawrenceville and Jefferson Roads. And Mr. Thomas was requested to inform him that we did not desire to sell at this time.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to take up the report of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, and offered the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Resolved. That the sum of $1900.00 be appropriated for the purpose of making all repairs and for refunding $188.23/100 to Prof. Jones exclusive of water rents and that the foregoing report as thus amended, he adopted, [Pages. 73-74.] The Board then took a recess until 3. P.M.

 

5. P.M.            Board reconvened. Mr. Meldrim appeared and took his seat with the board.

 

Mr. Erwin chairman of the special committee on the “Gilmer Fund.” Made his report, which was received and adopted. [Pages. 62 & 66.] Messrs. Hall and McIntyre were excused from attendance at this meeting. An invitation from Dr. and Mrs. Mell to attend their reception Tuesday evening was accepted with thanks. The report of Dr. W.L. Jones was received, read and referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline.  

 

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Mr. Barrow read the report of the majority of the Committee on Branch Colleges, which divided the Gilmer Fund equally between the three Branch Colleges.

 

Mr. Erwin the Chairman, dissented from the majority and recommended that the whole be given to Dahlonega.

 

Mr. Brown moved to amend by giving $500.00 to Dahlonega, and $250.00 each to Milledgeville and Thomasville, which was agreed to and then the report as thus amended was adopted. [Pages. 67-68] On Motion the Board then adjourned until, 9.A.M. Monday.

 

Monday, July 11th, 1887,

The Board met pursuant to adjournment, the minutes were read and adopted.

 

Messrs. Fannin, Hammond, McCord, and Yancey appeared and took their seats.

 

The President announced as the Committee on Invitation Messrs. Stovall and McCord.

 

Mr. Billups, chairman of the Committee on Laws and Discipline made the report of that Committee in reference to “Field Day”, which was adopted. [Page. 69.]

 

Pending the consideration of the regular report of that Committee the Board took a recess to hear the address of Hon. P.W. Meldrim to the two societies.

 

Board reconvened after the address, Dr. H.V.M. Miller, Vice-President, in the Chair.

 

On motion of Mr. Hammond, the report of the Committee on Laws and Discipline was adopted.

[Pages. 69-71.]

 

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The same Committee reported back the report of Dr. Jones without recommendation, which, on motion of Mr. Brown, was laid on the table.

 

Mr. Thomas, Chairman of the committee on the Chas. McD. Brown Scholarship Fund made his report, which was adopted. [Pages 72-73.]

 

On motion Board adjourned until 9.A.M. Tuesday Morning.

 

Tuesday July 12th. 1887

Board met according to adjournment, Minutes read and approved.

 

Messrs. Gordon, Grady, and Felton appeared and took their seats.

 

On motion of Mr. Hammond a Committee of two resident Trustees was appointed to wait upon the Legislative Committee and request them to join with the Trustees in the Exercises, The Chair appointed Messrs. Hull and Barrow. Board took a recess to attend meeting of the Alumni.

 

Board re-assembled, when Hon. R.B. Russell, the newly elected Alumni Trustee appeared and took his seat.

 

The Board took a recess to hear the address of Sylvanus Morris Esq. before the Alumni Society.

 

After the address, the Board reconvened when a communication from the chancellor was received, tendering his resignation, and on motion of Mr. Hammond a committee of three was appointed to wait upon the Chancellor and request the withdrawal of his resignation. The chair appointed Messrs. Hammond, Gordon and McDaniel.

 

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Mr. Thomas read a communication from Hon. Y.L.G. Harris, enclosing the receipt of the present Secretary and Treasurer for the Bonds &c. turned over by Mr. Harris, as chairman of the Prudential Committee, and come other papers, which on motion of Mr. Thomas were turned over to the Chairman of the Finance Committee for safe keeping.

 

Mr. Hammond, from the committee appointed to wait upon the Chancellor, reported as follows;

 

We believe that the resignation of Chancellor Mell was tendered by him under a misunderstanding; to wit that the action of the Board of yesterday was condemnation of his course as to duelling in the late affair in the University. The Board declares that they meant no – such condemnation, that the believe that under the law of 1853 his permitting the parties engaged in that affair to return to the University was right: that the Board meant only to declare a new order of conduct for the future in such cases; Therefore resolved that a copy of the above he sent to Dr. Mell and that he be requested to withdraw his letter of resignation.

 

The Board then took a recess until 4.P.M.

 

4. P.M.            Board re-assembled. A communication was received from the Chancellor with drawing his letter of resignation.

 

On motion of Mr. Hammond the various degrees recommended by the Chancellor in his annual communication were conferred.

 

On motion of Mr. Jackson the action of the Board at the called meeting in Atlanta, last November, was ratified. [Pages. 75-76.]

 

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Messrs. Colquitt and Beckwith were excused from attendance at this session.

 

Mr. McCord offered the following; Resolved that the sum of $1200.00 be fixed and the same is hereby appropriated as the salary of the Secretary and Treasurer of this Board, beginning with July 1st. Instant Adopted.

 

On motion of Mr. Hammond the Chairman was requested to appoint a committee of three to draft suitable resolutions, with reference to the late Chief Justice James Jackson.

 

The chair stated that he would announce the Committee tomorrow.

 

The Board then took a recess to attend the Junior Exhibition, after which they re-convened, and on motion of Mr. Hammond the Manuscript of Mr. Glen Waters’ speech was returned to him with a copy of the law on the subject matter of his letter.

 

Wednesday, July 13th, 1887

The minutes were read and approved.

 

A letter was received dated July from J.R. Owen of Cuthbert, and on motion of Mr. Hammond, the Secretary was directed to make the same reply as he did last year.

 

On motion of Mr. Grady it was resolved that the Prudential Committee be authorized to select a location for the proposed Gymnasium and that it shall become when erected with all its fixtures &c. the property of the University without any cost.

 

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Athens, July 13th, 1887.

The Committee on Honorary Degrees recommended that the degree of Doctor of Philosophy be conferred on L.H. Charbonnier and H.C. White and that the rules be suspended and the degree of L.L.D. be conferred on Hon. Jabez L.M. Curry of Alabama, and the degree of Civil Engineer on Coleman F. Fannin of LaGrange, Georgia, which on motion of Mr. Miller was received and adopted.

 

On motion of Mr. Cobb, Mr. Russell was added to the Prudential Committee.

 

Mr. Jackson offered the following; Resolved that the Secretary of this Board communicate with such papers and periodicals as may be approved by the Chancellor suggesting that the Library of the University would be glad to receive such publications, if sent gratuitously and that they will be kept of file, if so sent. Resolved further that the Librarian of the University be directed to keep the newspapers on file and to preserve the periodicals. Adopted.

 

Mr. B.P. Hollis was excused from attendance at this session.

 

Mr. Cobb gave notice of the application of B.C. Milner, for Honorary Degree of Civil Engineer. The chair announced the following committees, Memorial of Judge Jackson. Messrs, Hammond, Chairman, Miller and Billups.

 

Finance.

A.L. Hull, Chairman, Brown, McCord, McIntyre.

 

Branch Colleges.

P.A. Stovall, Chairman, Yancey, Meldrim, Hollis, Vason.

 

Brown Scholarship Fund.

R.B. Russell, chairman, Jackson, Grady, Little.

 

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Auditing Committee.

A.L. Hull, Chairman, J.S. Hamilton.

 

Law Department.

Pope Barrow, Chairman, Billups, Gordon.

 

Honorary Degrees.

Chancellor Mell, Chairman, Cobb, Billups.

 

Buildings and Grounds.

W.W. Thomas, Chairman, Felton, Humber, Miller.

 

Agriculture and Agricultural Farm.

J.S. Hamilton, Chairman, Fannin, Livingston, Byrd.

 

Library

A.S. Erwin, Chairman, Cumming, Grady.

 

On motion, the Board took a recess to attend the Senior Exercises, and upon their completion, the Board stood adjourned until the next annual Session.

 

            John J. Gresham

            President

 

Chancellor’s Report,

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July 8th, 1887.

 

To the Board of Trustees;

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Gentlemen;

 

As there was so large a number that graduated last year, we had serious doubts whether the accessions this year would make up for the diminution. We were prepared therefore for a decrease of numbers as compared to last year. I am happy though to report that instead of a falling off, there has been a slight increase in the numbers in attendance.

 

Number of Students

During the past year there have matriculated in

 

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the departments at Athens two hundred and seven, (207) Students – viz; in Franklin College. One hundred and forty five. (145) in the State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. Fifty one. (51) and in the Law School, eleven, (11)  Of those in the State College two (2) are Post Graduates.

 

Number of all those who have received instruction in the various departments of the University during the Collegiate Year.

 

In Franklin College. -                                                                                                      145.

 

In State College of Ag & Mech. Arts. (two Post Graduates.) -                                                      51.

 

 “ Law Department. -                                                                                                        11.

 

Total in all Departments at Athens.        -                                                                                     207.

As against 204 reported last year.

 

In the Medical Department. -                                                                                          150.

As against 130, last year.

 

In North Georgia Ag’l College. Males 103, Females 11} Total. -                                                114.

As against 139 last year.

 

In South Georgia Ag’l College, Males 130, Females 50} Total. -                                                180.

As against 85 last year.

 

In Middle Georgia Mil. & Ag. Coll. Males 211, Females 217} Total. -                                        428.

As against 407, last year.

 

The three Branch Colleges reported last year are aggregate of 631, as against 722 this year.

 

Total in all the Departments and Colleges in our System. -                                                         1079.

As against 965 last year.

 

It will appear then that in all the Departments and Colleges there has been an aggregate gain of. -             114.

 

Comparisons of Gains and Losses.

The Medical Department gains. –                                                                                                  20.

 

The Branch College at Dahlonega loses. –                                                                                     25.

 

  “         “           “       “ Thomasville gains. -                                                                                  95.

 

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The Branch College at Milledgeville gains. –                                                                      21.

 

Franklin College holds it own exactly at 145.

 

The same is true of the Law Department. Eleven each year.

 

The State College of Agriculture & the Mech. Arts. Gains. –                                                           4.

 

College Grade,

In Departments at Athens. –                                                                                            207.

As against 204. Last year.

 

In Department at Augusta. –                                                                                          150.

As against 130 last year.

 

In the College at Dahlonega Males 60, Females 0} Total.                                                              60.

As against 49. Last year.

 

In the college at Thomasville. Soph. 4} Females 0} Total. -                                                           22.

                                        Fresh 18} Females 4}

As against 5 males last year.

 

In Coll. at Milledgeville soph 38.} Females 20, Males 18}71 each} Total.                                   142.

                               Fresh 114         “        51,      “    53

 

Total of College Grade in all Departments                                                                                   581.

As against 528 last year.

 

It appears then that the Departments here have gained 3 students of College Grade over last year, Augusta has gained 20, Dahlonega has gained, 11, Thomasville has gained 17, and Milledgeville has gained 2. Of the 142 Students though of College Grade reported by Milledgeville. 71 just one half are females. There must also be an unusual method of estimating those of College Grade by the last-mentioned College, and a peculiar law operating upon those thus classed; for of the 38, given as belonging to the Sophomore Grade, only 12 were presented at Commencement as having completed the course, and 9 of these were females. Of the 18 boys reported as entering the Sophomore Class, only 3, just one sixth went through to the end.

 

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Undergraduates.

Excluding the Law and Medical Departments and the two Post Graduates, it will be seen that the of the College Grade, there are Undergraduates:

 

In the Departments at Athens. –                                                                                                  194.

As against 192, last year.

 

In all the Branch Colleges. -                                                                                            224.

As against 194, last year.

 

But 75 undergraduates, reported by the Branch Colleges are females. So that there have been in all the Branch Colleges this year 149 male undergraduates. Attention is also called again to the shadowy character at Commencement of large numbers reported as of College Grade. Of the 60 at Dahlonega, only 2 came to graduation, and of the 38 sophomores reported at Milledgeville only 3 boys completed the course and nine girls.

 

Total undergraduates of College Grade. –                                                                                   418.

As against 386, last year.

 

Medical Department.

At the commencement of the Medical Department this year. I conferred the Degree of Doctor of Medicine on forty-six (46.) graduates, as already stated this Department has had an increase of students during the past year.

 

Art Gallery.

I am sorry to say that during the past year no Trustee has favored us with a gift of his portrait, Numbers though have promised us to do so, and I patiently wait their time. It is a sore disappointment to me that I have failed to get the portrait of every member of the Board contemporary with myself.

 

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Deaths,

The University and the State lament the death of the late Chief Justice James Jackson, L.L.D. which occurred since the last meeting of your board, An alumnus, of this University, and for many years a member of its Board of Trust, he illustrated his Alma Mater and contributed most potently to its advancement in prosperity and usefulness, In all the relations he sustained as statesman, jurist, Christian, he stood conspicuous for an ability faithfulness, and purity that commanded universal recognition, and admiration, The University also laments the death of a promising student, a young man from Savannah, who died unexpectedly on the cars, on his way home, whither he was summoned by his Father, with the hope that thus his health might be recuperated.

 

The University Form of Government

The Trustees, at their last session, legislated with the intention to make some important changes in the matter of the “Powers and Duties of the Chancellor.” There appearing to me to be important differences of opinion among the members of the Faculty, as to the proper interpretation of that legislation, in order to avoid friction, I thought it best to give in advance an analysis of the scheme and a codification of in, which I would offer to the Faculty for their animadversion and adoption or rejection. All but two cordially agreed with me that the analysis and classification were in accordance with the intention of the Trustees. One

 

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of those dissenting heartily accepts the scheme as an eminently wise one, and hopes the Trustees will themselves ratify it. The other cordially acquiesces in the interpretation of the majority of his colleagues, That paper is re-produced here with respectful request that the Trustees will criticise it, and approve or condemn it.

 

Scheme for the Government of the University of Georgia under the Laws of the Trustees, as contained in the Report of a Committee in July 1886,On the Powers and Duties of the Chancellor.

 

The text of that report is in the following words; “The Special Committee, on the Powers and Duties of the Chancellor report; that by the Code of the State the Chancellor is clothed with the powers which formerly belonged to the President. By the action of the Senatus Academicus, in 1853, a Code of Laws was enacted for the government of the Institution. By that Code the government the College is vested in the President. Professors and Tutors. Styled. “ The Faculty of Franklin College. Chap 1. Sec. 1.

 

By the 7th. Section of the same chapter. “to the President is committed the general superintendence of the interests and reputation of the Institution.” By the 14th. Section of the same chapter, it is enacted that “every matter brought before the faculty shall be decided by votes, and it shall be the privilege of the President of the College, when present, to vote in all cases that come, before the Faculty, and also to give a casting vote when otherwise there would be a tie.”

 

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By the 1st Section and succeeding Sections of Chap 7th. It is enacted that punishment for for (sic) all offenses, embracing even reprimand shall be by the Faculty. So that, while the Chancellor is held responsible by law, and by the Board of Trustees, and by the public for general superintendence of the interests, and, reputation of the College, he is not authorized to inflict any sort of punishment for misbehaving of any sort by the students. Your Committee think that this is all wrong, and that he who is responsible must have power in the supervision of those interests and that reputation, we are of opinion that this Board has the power to amend the enactment of the Senatus Academicus of 1853, so as to confer power, where responsibility rests. Therefore it is hereby enacted by this Board that complete power is hereby nested the Chancellor in all disciplinary supervision, and punishment for misbehavior, and seriousness of duty by the students, and he shall not be required to consult the faculty thereon, except at his option, unless the offense he such as in his judgement shall amount to serious gravity, and raise the issue of expulsion from College. Provided nevertheless that it shall be the duty of each member of the Faulty to co-operate with the Chancellor in the enforcement of discipline, and each member is especially required to preserve order and enforce discipline in his own department. James Jackson Chm.

 

            Signed Ben C. Yancey

            Wm. A. Little.

 

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We have in the above Report.

 

First.    A restatement of some of those features of government in the past that are intended to be still in force.

 

Second.            A withdrawal of one item of former from the Faculty, and the vesting it in the Chancellor at his discretion; and

 

Third.   A designation of those classes of governing authorities in the University, with their jurisdiction, duties and powers.

 

Let us take these up in the order stated above and consider them in detail.

 

First.    The restatement of those features of government in the past that are intended to be still in force.

These are:

 

1st.       “The Chancellor is clothed with the powers which formerly belonged to the President.” (Substituting Chancellor for President, and University for College in the further discussion.)

 

2nd.       “The government of the University is vested in the Chancellor, Professors, and Tutors, styled the Faculty of the University.”

 

3rd.       “To the Chancellor is committed the general superintendence of the interests and reputation of the Institution.”

 

4th.       “Every matter brought before the Faculty shall be decided by votes, and it shall be the privilege of the chancellor when present, to vote in all cases that come before the Faculty and also to give a casting vote when otherwise there would be a tie.

 

Second,            The report withdraws one item of power from the Faculty, and vests it in the Chancellor, at his discretion.

 

Up to the adoption of the Report, the law was, -

 

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“that punishment for all offenses, embracing even reprimand, shall be by the Faculty.” This is repealed, and there is enacted in its stead the following, viz; “It is hereby enacted by the Board that complete power is nested in the Chancellor, in all disciplinary supervision, and punishment for misbehavior and seriousness of duty by the students, and he shall not be required to consult the Faculty thereon except at his option, unless the offense be such, as in his judgment, shall amount to serious gravity, and raise the question of expulsion from the University.” Finally.

 

Third.   The report gives a designation of three classes of governing authorities within the University, with their jurisdictions, duties and powers, 1st. The Chancellor, 2nd. Each Member of the Faculty, and 3rd. The Faculty as a body, composed of Chancellor, Professors and Tutors, Taking these up in series, and noting in detail their jurisdictions, duties, and powers, we consider;

 

1st.       The Chancellor, as governing authority, His prerogatives and powers are divided into two classes;

 

First,    Complete power is vested in him in all disciplinary supervision, and punishment for misbehavior, and seriousness of duty by the students, and he need not consult the Faculty except at his option.

 

Second.            To him is committed the general superintendence of the interests and reputation of the Institution.

Discussing each of these in detail

 

First.    The complete power “vested in the chancellor in all disciplinary supervision, and punishment for misbehavior and seriousness of

 

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of duty by students is not unlimited in its range; for that officer is warned by the proviso proviso. In the enactment “that each he is not to intrude upon the jurisdiction of the Professor: He is expressly put on notice, “that each member of the Faculty is specially required to preserve order and enforce discipline in his own department.” Is there any contradiction in terms when he is told on the one hand that, “he is nested with complete power,” and on the other, prohibited from exercising any power as between a professor and the students in his department? By no means, The fact is, there are two classes of government in the University. 1st. That relating to – “order and discipline in (each) Department.” Which is first in the hands of Professors in Departments severally and ultimately, if necessary, in the hands of the Faculty as an organized body, as will be shown hereafter, and, 2nd, The general government of the students as members of the University outside of their relations to-recitation rooms and away from such gatherings as bring them in connection with Faculty assembled according to-law, as for example daily public prayers, This general government refers.

 

(1).       To the habits of the students, and to their department at their boarding places, on the campus, in the town, and whenever else they may be; and

 

(2).       To “seriousness of duty.” Not related to the Departments, severally, but to those laws that operate upon them as students under University; not Department government, There may be given as examples of “seriousness of duty” in this connection, a failure to report to the chancellor for matriculation

 

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within twenty four hours after arrival in town, the going out of town in Term time with out first obtaining the permission of the Chancellor, and a failure to unite with one of the Literary Societies.

 

This division of the University government over students is placed in a sense exclusively in the hands of the Chancellor, with the single exception of the power to expel. He can arraign a student for misdemeanor outside of Department and Faculty jurisdictions for vicious habits and notorious demonstrations on the Campus, in the streets or elsewhere, and he is under no obligations to consult the Faculty, or any member of it, excepting at his own option; or to inform them or any of them of what discoveries he has made, and what processes he is pursuing that are intended to lead toward the reformation of the student, or to prepare the way for his removal from the University. But while the Faculty as a body have no right to intrude themselves into this department of University government, nor to express by vote any opinion as to how a case of discipline shall be managed that stops short of expulsion, it is made the special “duty of each member to co-operate with the Chancellor in the enforcement of discipline,” This can mean nothing less than that “each member” is in duty bound to help the Chancellor in discovering offenses and offenders: and to use his

 

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individual, personal influence, to prevent, and suppress disorders. His duty will not permit him to remain quiescent when young men are going astray by indulgence in vicious habits, or when they are engaged in perpetrating disorders, and misdemeanors, And he is positively forbidden by the law, to so act as if he had no responsibility in the premises. While all power to-inflict punishment, short of expulsion, in the general government, of the students as members of the University, is lodged in the hands of the Chancellor, it is made the special “duty of each member of the Faculty to-cooperate with (that officer) in the enforcement of discipline.”

 

Remark. 1.       The powers given to the Chancellor in the enforcement of discipline in the general government of the University outside of department and Faculty jurisdictions, are derived directly from the Trustees, and defend for their validity, and stability in no respect upon the Faculty, “Each member of the Faculty (can) co-operate with the Chancellor.” And is in duty bound to do so, but the Faculty as a body cannot touch questions pertaining to the enforcement of discipline under the laws in the general government of the University, until invited to do so by the Chancellor. Certainly then, it is not their prerogative to change or modify the powers of that officer, that are given to him by direct enactment of the Trustees.

 

Remark. 2.       There is nothing in the Report, on which we are animadverting, that asserts

 

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or even implies that the Chancellor is competent to promulgate originally any law, of his own, for the general discipline of students, as members of the University. He is to exercise the “complete power” vested in him only in subordination to – and in accordance with the Laws of the Trustees, enacted for University government.

 

Remark. 3.       While all right to make Rules and Regulations for carrying into effect the Laws of the Trustees the government of the University, outside of general discipline, is vested in the Faculty, as will be shown hereafter, it might be plausibly inferred that within the limitations of general discipline, the chancellor and he alone has the right, under the Laws of the Trustees, to prescribe rules and regulations of a precautionary character, affecting students alone, and not infringing upon the rights and privileges herein after to-be stated, of “each member of the Faculty,” and of the Faculty itself as an organized body. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If complete power is vested in the Chancellor in all disciplinary supervision. As well as “punishment.” Of the student in the general government of the University, it might be plausibly claimed that he can, without consulting the Faculty, change any custom of the student whose tendency is to jeopardize general order and discipline, and if necessary, formulate and enforce a plan to take the peace of such custom,

 

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this may be all true, if it includes only himself, and the students outside of Department jurisdictions and limited to – general discipline. If his plans and regulations include the agency of the faculty as a body, he is stopped by the limitations of his powers. The “complete power vested in him” is limited to students as subjects, and to them even, exclusively in their relations of department and order under the general discipline of the University, While “each member of the Faculty” is in duty bound to co-operate with the Chancellor in the enforcement of discipline, that officers “complete power” gives him no jurisdiction over his colleagues as individuals nor as a Faculty that will authorize him, without their consent, to place them as important agents to carry out any such precautionary plan formulated by himself. Take for instance the custom that has always given no so much trouble – viz; the arraignment by a class of its members charged with cheating in an examination. Prevention here is absolutely necessary for efficient discipline. But no plan meant to retain the good and exclude the evil, could be effective, that does not include the Faculty as the tribunal to try cases. And no power can subject the Faculty to that duty, except their own vote, or a law enacted by the Trustees. While therefore for complete success in discipline precautionary measures are necessary, because bad influences must be neutralized and good influences must be established in the rarest of all cases. (and none such can be called to mind now.) is the “com

 

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-plete power vested in the chancellor “potent to enable him of his own will to remove bad customs that are menacing to good discipline. His “complete power” here, without the voluntary co-operation of the Faculty as a body, becomes complete weakness; and tremendous responsibility is placed exclusively on him, without adequate exclusive power to meet it.

 

Perhaps it will suffice in this discussion of the jurisdiction, duties and powers of the Chancellor as they relate to his “disciplinary supervision and punishment for misbehavior and remissness of duty by the students. Let attention now be given to the second class of jurisdiction, duties, and powers, pertaining to his office. This is expressed by the Law in the following words;

 

The first class Second. “To the Chancellor is committed the general superintendence of the interests and reputation of the University.”  The first class of duties discussed above relates exclusively to the students. This now to be considered relates to the whole University and all its details of persons and things. Whatever pertains to the interests or reputation of the University comes under the “general superintendence” of the head of the Institution. This brings us into a shadowy region with no light from specific Law, or from consistent and harmonious precedents, to guide us. The chancellor is to govern his conduct in the premises merely by inferences, he must draw from the general principles involved. Which may, or

 

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may not be accepted by others as valid, “Interests and reputation” include all that there is of the University, the former relating to what is, and the latter to what it appears to be; and the chancellor has committed to him the general superintendence of these, this implies;

 

  1. That he has a right to make inquisition into all things relating to the interests and reputation of the University.

 

  1. That he has a right to be heard on all these things, and is not to be considered as an intruder, and impertinent when he expresses at the right time and place, and in the right way his opinions about them.

 

  1. That he has a right, and is in duty bound to use that power himself, to invoke the potency that is adequate, to arrest influences which tend to jeopardize the interests or the reputation of the University, and,

 

  1. That it is his duty to see that the Trustees shall be fully informed annually in reference to all the details that enter into the interests and reputation” of the University. It follows then that all communications and reports from Professors and Departments should pass through the hands of the Chancellor.

But here comes an important question: Does the “general superintendence” committed to the chancellor authorize him to animadvert, on occasion, upon the character and conduct of a Professor? Suppose the head of one of these Departments should neglect his duties or prove to be utterly incompetent as to ability to teach, or to “main-

 

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tain” order and discipline” in his department – suppose he falls into vicious habits, and becomes a      drunkard, a profane swearer or a debauchee, or should teach infidelity, or atheism, would not the “interests and reputation of the University suffer? Does the obligation of “general superintendence,” impose a duty on the Chancellor in such cases as these? If so, what power does he have, and what kind of interposition, if any, could he make? He could not dismiss the Professor for he had no voice in his election, and that officer is in no way, in the nature of things, placed under his authoritative control. The most that he can do is to bring the matter officially to the notice of those who have the power to act efficiently in the premises. But as the principles, underlying the mixed government here, require him to lay the case first before the Faculty, to get their co-operation, or can he, without consulting that body, bring the case directly to the Board of Trustees? There is nothing in the Code of Laws that gives direct Precept to guide him, in such case; and the precedents are conflicting. The records show that under Dr. Church’s administration, in a case of the kind, the Faculty were called together by the President, who laid complaints before them of the incompetency or unfaithfulness of an office, and then charges and specifications were formulated against him, which, in the name of the Faculty, were transmitted by the President to the Board of Trustees. On the other hand, under Dr.

 

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Tucker’s administration, when certain rumors damaging to the reputation of one of the Professors reached the Trustees, and neither the chancellor alone, nor in company with the Faculty had made complaints against him, the Board summoned the chancellor before them, and virtually demanded that he should officially give the fact that stood to the disadvantage of the Professor; and when the Dr. showed signs of hesitation, they virtually put him on the stand as a witness; and elicited from him the information that was essentially due from one to who was “committed the general superintendence of the interests and reputation of the University.” The Board also the same or the next year passed an order requiring the Chancellor to visit all the recitation rooms and lecture rooms, and note the methods of the Professors, and the results of their instructions, as if they would put him on notice that he must keep himself well informed in regard to the processes and proficiencies of the Professors severally, in order that he might be prepared to report a Professor in whose hands the “interests and reputation” of the University are suffering. This may have been an inadvertency on the part of the Board; and if the question should be calmly considered by them, they might require that the chancellor should be supported by the Faculty in any complaint made against a professor.

 

If the duty of reporting delinquencies and deficiencies against a Professor should be imposed upon the Chancellor alone, he need not hesitate on the ground of the delicacy of the duty, and the danger to himself personally in the attempt to perform it. With

 

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gentleness and sympathy, as well as candor and faithfulness, he must summon to his aid all the address in his power, and do his duty, though the ultimate result may be to lay his own head on the block, nor need he be deterred by the consideration that no final and efficient power is lodged in his hands to decide cases. And that if the accused Professor resists to report him would in its last analysis be simply an invitation to him to measure strength with the head of the University, before the Board of Trustees. The power is lodged in his hands to put the highest governing authority in possession of the charges and specifications. Let him exercise that power and discharge that duty with meekness and faithfulness. In like manner, he has no power in the appropriation and disbursement of money for improving or repairing the material property of the University. But that does not relieve him from the duty to exercise a “general superintendence.” Over the pecuniary “interests and reputation of the Institution.” He is guilty of no impertinence, but is simply exercising a prerogative and discharging a duty, when he calls the attention of the proper agent to the needed interposition; and exerts all the influence in his power to secure the needed improvement, or to arrest the impending damage.

 

This perhaps will suffice for that part of the University government that pertains particularly this chancellor, with its jurisdictions its duties and its powers.

 

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II.   The second class of government in the University scheme is that which is under the Professors, severally, as individuals. In the Report, it is expressed in the following words: “Each member of the Faculty is especially required to preserve order and enforce discipline in his own Department.”

 

  1. What is the jurisdiction of the government of  “each member of the Faculty?” What are his prerogatives?

 

1st.       He has the right to decide upon the qualification of an applicant to enter his department, after an examination, if he pleases, conducted by himself. It is supposed that no power in the Faculty can force on his Department, against his consent, an applicant who he has rejected. This does not mean though that he has power to – eject without the consent of the Faculty, one already in his Department; nor that he is himself free from the danger of arraignment by higher power for capriciously or maliciously depriving an applicant of his rights under the Laws.

 

2nd.       He can grade the students in his department according to his conscientious convictions of their comparative merits.

 

3rd.       He can decided authoritatively the text books to be used in the topics severally taught by him.

 

4th.        He can lay down rules intended to protect the furniture, the floor, and the walls in his room from  damage and defilement.

 

5th.       He can prescribe regulations for the control of students so as to facilitate his processes in his room, as for example, that they shall sit or stand while they are reciting; that they shall be ready to answer to the roll-call just as soon as the bell ceases to ring – or after an announced

 

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interval; that they shall bring or not bring their text books into the recitation room with them, &c. &c.

 

  1. What are the duties of the Professor in exercising the limited government confided to him? The Law of the Trustees says he “is especially required to preserve order and enforce discipline in his own Department.” This implies:

 

1st.  That he is to require orderly behavior in his room.

 

2nd. That he is to enforce punctuality on the part of the students.

 

3rd.  That he is to exact improvement and proficiency in study.

 

  1. What are the powers of “each member of the Faculty in administering the government confided to him?

 

1st.       He has no power to eject a student from his department or from the University. He may require a contumacious student to leave his room, and to remain away until he is prepared to make the amende Honorable for his personal offense; but his room and his Department are not to be confounded together, and the ejectment from the room may bring about unpleasant complications, since a higher governing power may interpose with the prerogative to look into the conduct of the Professor, as well as that of the student.

 

2nd.       The Professor has the right, and is in duty bound, to summon before him the student charged with absence from the recitation on lecture, to consider the excuse given, if any, and to accept or reject it at his discretion, and ac

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        -cording to his judgement.

 

3rd.   He has the right, and is in duty found, to summon before him, also any student who misbehaves in his

        room, or who shows signs of inattention to study, and remonstrate with him and admonish him, and

        bring to bear on him whatever other personal influence that gives promise of working amendment.

           

4th.   He has the right to report him to the power that is competent to inflict pains and penalties on him.

           

But in whose hands in lodged this power? Just at this point is there a difference of opinion growing out of conflicting interpretations of the Report adopted by the Trustees at their last session.

 

According to the interpretation of some the scheme provides that the Professor and Tutors, severally, are to report recusant students to the Chancellor in order that ultimate penalties, if necessary, may be inflicted upon them. Report what? Of course everything of which complaint may be made, which the individual officer is not competent to deal with, by way of penalty, viz: failure in punctuality of attendance; disorderly deportment in the room; and want of diligence in study.

 

  1. Replying in general terms, it may be asked if the Chancellor monopolizes the general government of the students outside of the recitation rooms, and is the only power to be appealed to, to adjudicate and settle all cases issuing out of the recitation rooms, where is the governing power of the Faculty as a governing body? On the ground that “complete power” is vested in him, all disciplinary supervision and punishment for misbehavior, and remissness of duty by the students,” the chancellor, upon the present suppo-

 

 

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-sition, would have the right, by any process short of expulsion to remove from the University the student reported to him from the Departments, or, on the ground of non-proficiency in study charged against him, could refuse to let- him rise with his class. The Faculty, as an organized body. Then would have no governing power over the students at all: and all the potency of that kind would be vested in the Chancellor. This could not have been the idea of those able and distinguished gentlemen, who agreed upon that masterly Report; for, while they took one specific power from the Faculty and bestowed it upon the Chancellor, they took special care to state, that with this single exception, the Faculty is still retained in possession of all the other governing powers unimpaired, which it has exercised in all the past.

 

  1. Again the Chancellor’s report last commencement, which furnished the occasion for the attempt to make more definite his powers, referred not at all to any embarrassment connected with recitation room government, but solely to incidents, and complications in the department of the general government of the students as members of the University. The want of power in this connection is that which was pointed out, and, to-remedy this deficiency, the distinguished and lamented Chief Justice of the State to appoint a Committee “on the powers and duties of the Chancellor.” His discriminating mind discerned the place in our complex system of government, where the deficiency

 

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of power existed, and, with extraordinary precision, he formulated a scheme, that remedied this deficiency; at the same time that it preserved unimpaired the two other classes of governmental authority in the University.

 

  1. In addition, the Report declares that the chancellor’s powers should be commensurate with his responsibilities; and asserts that, “it is all wrong” for the public, for all parties inside the University and outside of it, to hold him responsible for that which he has not the power to control; and then if proceeds to endow him with adequate power. Now the Chancellor never has been held responsible by anybody, inside of the University or outside of it, for “order and discipline,” in the Departments, for attendance, and deportment, and improvement of students therein. The individual officers have been universally and exclusively held to such responsibility. But the avowed object of the enactment was to enable the Chancellor to meet all reasonable public expectations. Those able and discriminating minds then could not have irrelevantly conferred power on that officer to meet public expectations in a department in which the public have never held him to any responsibility at all.

 

  1. But more, the individual Professors, whatever may be their theories on the subject, have never practically shown the belief that the Report of the Committee confers this power and duty on the Chancellor: for they continue to make their weekly reports, as they have always done, not to that officer, but to the Faculty met as an organized body. The Chancellor himself as a Professor, writes with his colleagues in making

 

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these reports; and the Secretary of the Faculty. Not his secretary, receives them, and records them in the record book of the Faculty.

 

  1. Again the Faculty as a body shows no symptoms of belief that the enactment last Commencement took any power from them in these premises, and conferred it on the chancellor. They not only receive all reports of absences from all the Departments, including the Chancellor’s, as has already been said, but they have a regular plan to deal with unexcused absences. When a student has five absences of this kind, he is reported to the chancellor, whose duty it is, as ex officio their executive officer to summon the young man, and warn him of his danger. In the performance of this simple thing the Chancellor exhausts his duty and his powers in the premises. Should the student contract two more absences unexcused, the Secretary of the Faculty writes to his parent or guardian; if after this two more are reported against him making nine in all. The Faculty send him home “That body, by its practice, does not seem to suspend that any power in the premises has been taken from it, and lodged in the hands of the Chancellor.

 

  1. Finally, if that officer has this supposed jurisdiction conferred on him, he is either invested with the right and power to investigate questions as between the Professor and the student, or else is under obligation to act upon the simple decision of the Professor: If the former be true, he is vested in some degree

 

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with authority and jurisdiction over the professor also, and has the right, and is in duty bound, to overrule, if not rebuke the Professor, if, on investigation, he be found to be in the wrong. For the authority. Vested in the Chancellor, authorizes and may require him to send the student home, excepting in a case of technical expulsion. But he should not be required to do this, and assume responsibility for it, unless he was satisfied of the necessity after an inquisition into the conduct of the Professor also. Now, no discreet man would accept of such, not power, but responsibility; and no high minded Professor would submit to such humiliation. On the other hand, if the head of the University is made under obligations to carry out the decisions of the Professor, then, his dignity is lowered, his prestige is gone and he is made the servant and the whipperin of the Professor. On the one supposition, he is made the despot of his colleagues, on the other, their lackey. Neither of these conclusions was intended by the wise and able men who formulated the enactment; and their legislation was not intended to change or modify the relations of the Chancellor to this department of University government. The present scheme then intends that “each member of the Faculty,” as heretofore, report his recusant students to the Faculty as a body.

 

III.       The remaining class of governing authority is the Faculty as an organized deliberative body. This is composed of all Professors and Tutors, who represent the recitation and lecture rooms, with the Chancellor as ex officio their presiding and executive officer.

 

  1. The jurisdiction of this body extends over the students

 

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in all the relations the latter sustain to rooms, & halls in the University and to churches in town, in which they are required to attend on daily or weekly exercises. To this body reports are weekly made by the Professors and Tutors of attendance on prayers on recitation and on church on Sunday; to it complaint is made of failure of proficiency in study, or of disorderly conduct in the recitation room, that has passed beyond the power of the Professor to deal with and correct.

 

  1. The Faculty as a body alone has the power to send the student home for inattention to duties: in the Departments, and for misdemeanors in recitation or lecture rooms: it alone decides as to whether a student shall be permitted to rise with his class; in its name, and by its direction, monthly reports are made to parents and guardians; and it alone can recommend to the Trustees names of students for graduation.

 

  1. It alone of all the governing authorities in the University has the right to ordain rules and regulations, under the Laws of the Trustees, for the government of all parties connected with internal operations and processes, members of the Faculty, as well as students. It’s schedules of recitation and Examinations control officers as well as students. The chancellor even, also as a Professor; no other power is competent to dictate to all the Professors and Tutors the principles, which shall govern them in specific cases, as for example, whether a student shall be marked excused or unexcused for a specified class of absences; it alone

 

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can ordain specific remedies of universal application for specific evils among the students, provided those remedies involve members of the Faculty, as the agents for their enforcement. In short, admitting and defending the limited governing powers of “each member of the Faculty” in his own department, “it has exclusive general jurisdiction over the students in relation to the internal order and discipline in the University; is competent to adjudicate any case discipline under the general external government of the young men as members of the University, which the Chancellor may choose to bring to its notice; and in this last Department confided chiefly to the Chancellor, it has a power denied to that officer. It alone can inflict upon a student the penalty of expulsion.

 

Recapitulation and Summary

 

There are three governing powers in the University.

 

  1. The Chancellor.

 

II.         “Each member of the Faculty.”

 

  1. The Faculty itself as an organized body.

 

  1. To the chancellor is given with one exception. Chief control of the external government of the students as members of the University: He is to take cognizance of their habits, and their general department; and to him is given “complete power” without consulting the Faculty to adopt and process looking to the reformation of the disorderly student, if possible or his severance from the University, if any expedient short of expulsion. But it is made the special “duty of each member of the Faculty to co-operate with him in the enforcement of discipline,” in this department of University government. Besides “to the Chancellor is committed the general superintendence of the interests and reputation

 

 

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            of the Institution.”

 

II.         “Each member of the Faculty “is clothed with limited power to enforce order and discipline in his own Department, and with the right in the last resort, when his own powers are exhausted, to appeal to the Faculty.

 

III.       The Faculty as an organized body alone has the right to demand reports from the heads of Departments of instruction, in regard to the attendance, behavior, and improvement of the students; it alone can prescribe rules and regulations under the Laws, for the control uniformly of all parties in the University; and in the case of students charged with misdemeanors or remissness of duty in the recitation rooms, or halls, it alone is able to inflict pains and penalties; and its right to do so extend all the way from reprimand to expulsion. These three classes of governing authority in the University, so wise, so exhaustive of all the needed principles and methods of University government, and withal so easy of discrimination should never be confounded.

 

So much would I say in an attempted elucidation of the scheme of government for the University adopted by the Trustees at their session at Athens last year. Your honorable body are most respectfully requested to animadvert upon it, and to approve or disapprove it.

 

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government of the students as members of the University outside of their relations to recitation rooms and public halls. This Legislation is needed not only for the guidance of the Professors but as a protection to them against inferences by citizens and students the Trustees, by their legislation last year, meant to rob them of all authority over students outside of their recitation rooms, and to release them from all obligation to maintain order and discipline in the general government of the University. It is clear that the Trustees last year took no power or responsibility from the individual Professors, which they transferred to the chancellor. The additional power conferred on that officer was taken from the Faculty as a deliberative and governing body, and it consisted in the right to apply at his discretion of the general government of the University all the college punishments on student except expulsion. Now, the individual professors never did have the right to inflict any University punishment on the student, and therefore none such was taken from him by the legislation last year, He remains precisely as he was before that action with all the rights and responsibilities essentially belonging to his office.

 

I would not presume to suggest to the Trustees, words and phraseology, but I respectfully recommend that they formally enact law containing some such ideas as those following;

 

  1. By their action last year, “on the powers and duties of the Chancellor,” the Board of Trustees did not intend to -, nor did they take away any powers and duties from the individual Professors.

 

  1. The individual Professors have jurisdiction and

 

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authority over the students in the general government of the University. They have a right to investigate and discover offenses, and offenders, to interpose to prevent and suppress disorders; and any resistance to them, in the assertion of this right, is a resistance to the lawful authority of the governing power of the University.

 

  1. It is here reiterated by the Board that it is the duty of every individual Professor to co-operate with the Chancellor in discovering offenses and offenders, to aid him in preventing and suppressing disorders, and that not as a posse -comitatus summoned by him, but as those essential vested with the authority, and sharing with the chancellor in the responsibility to enforce discipline. But their responsibility ceases after they have discovered offenses and offenders, and reported them to the chancellor, except in cases where the issue of expulsion from College is raised. That officer alone will be held responsible for the manner of dealing with the offenders discovered by him, or reported to him, except where the issue of expulsion is raised.

 

  1. Should the authority of any individual Professor, in the general government of the University be resisted by any student or student, and thus a question be raised between such Professor and student or students, it shall not be competent for the Chancellor alone to adjudicate the case; but it shall be  the duty of the Professor thus mistreated to arraign

 

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the party or parties before the Faculty; and it shall be competent for that body, in this case, to inflict any punishment, ranging from reproof up to expulsion.

 

(“24 pages on the subject” written in pencil in the margin)

 

  1. In the absence of the Chancellor from Athens his powers in the general government of the university shall devolve upon the Faculty. The chancellor shall name a member of the Faculty who shall be Chairman of the Faculty in his absence. The Faculty when assembled shall have the right to inflict proper penalties on offenders among the students at once, or at its discretion, it may postpone all final action until the return of the Chancellor.

 

If all authority and responsibility in the general government of the University is limited to the chancellor, then the Professors, in that relation, are mere ciphers, and subject to the contempt of the students; and then also the chancellor becomes a mere scape-goat, unless he is vested with absolute authority over the Professors too. But no one advocates or would accept either of these alternatives.

 

Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund

I have the honor to present the names and papers of twenty (20) young men, who are applicants for appointment under the Brown Fund, four (4) from the University, and sixteen (16) from various parts of the State, of these sixteen one applies for the Medical Department, seven for the State College, and eight for Franklin College. In addition to these one applicant from Dahlonega for the Medical Department. Mr. W.W. McAfee occupies a peculiar relation. A day or two after his examination questions reached the Ordinary’s Office, he wrote me. (26th of April) that as it was inconvenient for him to be at Dahlonega of the 2nd of May the Ordinary had given his consent for him to be examined in advance of that day.

 

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I immediately wrote him, that if he did so, I should respectfully decline to receive his papers: as for obvious reasons, you had required the examinations to be held simultaneously all over the State. Some time after all the papers had come in. I received another letter from him saying that the Ordinary had mislaid or lost his paper, and asking me to give him another examination. The letter was dated May 21st, I declined on the ground. (1). That to grant his request would be to give him an unfair advantage over his competitors; since the the examination questions had been in his consciousness since the 26th of June, and (2) that I could not furnish him with new questions without taking him out of the category of competition with others. I enclose to you his communications to me and his examination paper, which he has recovered. This has been sent me by him at my instance, that I might give the intelligent and mostly young man the opportunity to appear before you. The examination paper was received by me too late to send it to Augusta to be graded. I give here below a statement of the general averages of the young men now in the University enjoying the benefits of the Brown Fund. I respectfully recommend that you pass a rule to the effect that one having appointment shall lose it, whose general average falls below a designated number. This rule can be announced to take effect after the next Collegiate year.

 

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General averages of the students severally now enjoying the benefits of the Fund.

 

Maxey R. Hall. Soph.   96.43.  B.W. Hall.        Freshman, -      81.98.

John R. Cooper.              “        75.19.  H.C. Polhill.      Soph. -             92.37.

W.M. Hawes. Junior   83.06.  W.M. Glass.     Junior. -                        83.58.

W.G. Brown.       “       88.17.  W.C. Horton.   Freshman. -      92.84.

J.W. Bennett.  Freshman           93.29.

 

Mr. Elijah A. Brown, Son of Senator Jos. E. Brown, in a letter dated June 27th. 1887, appoints to a scholarship Mr. Augustus Milledge Hartsfield, a student in the University, who has just risen Junior. Mr. Hartsfield’s general average is 98.61, Mr. Brown’s letter is enclosed, Messrs. Bennett and M.R. Hall ask that the amounts granted them he increased to $200.00 annually.

 

Disorders of the Night of May 7th.

As the newspapers have made such a public scandal out of the disorderly conduct of a number of students on the night of May 7th. I suppose the Trustees will expect me to an expose of the disorder. Much of the published statements were misapprehensions, if not pure fiction. The students did not make any attack upon the police; they did not make any armed demonstration in the street with the intention to intimidate anybody; no violent or damaging hands were laid by them on any citizens property, no gates were taken off, no fences pulled down, and no inscriptions made on walls or fences. Obscene or otherwise, I was absent from the State at the time, and cannot give testimony as a witness. On my return, though I made as thorough investigation as I could, and these seem to be the facts; The “Salvation Army,” so called, opened their campaign in Athens that night. Some of the students

 

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who were present learned one or more of their sensational songs. At about 11 o’clock at night, some of the young men returning from the meeting to their rooms sang loudly in the streets one of those songs. A brave and faithful policeman interposed and requested or demanded that they should desist. This furnished occasion for some of the students to talk and sing piercingly and defiantly to the officer after they had gained the Campus ground. In response the officer followed them into the University premises and bravely collared one of them. The comrades of the latter gathered around, and, by words, induced the officer to liberate his captive. So far as I can understand no blows were given, nor were any threatened. As the officer was retiring from the campus, he says stones were thrown at him, the students say only one fragment of a brick was rolled down the walk after him, which did not strike him, nor was it intended to hit him. On this the policeman turned and warned those who were innocent of any disorder, to retire from the crowd, as it was his intention to fire into the company of those who were insulting and resisting him. This suggested to some one’s mind the muskets in the armory, and he cried out, “Let us arm ourselves with the University guns,” Carried away by the impulse they rushed to the armory, no door was forced however. Access was already opened through a thin

 

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wall in the closet of the contiguous room, when, in military array, they sent messengers after one of the Seniors, who had some military training, and requested him to command them. What their object was, at that time, no one has been able to explain to me. On the arrival of their chosen Captain, some one or more cried out, “Let us ring the bell, take off gates, and pull down fences.” There was very general dissent emphatically spoken, out to this, and their chosen officer announced that, unless they proceeded to do something legitimate, and orderly, he would have nothing to do with them. On this the cry was raised, “Let us go to the Lucy Cobb.” Their officer responded, “I will not go with you, unless you promise that you will go silently through the streets, and make no disorderly demonstration at the Institute.” The mere presence of the Chancellor or any of the Professors, at this time, or at any other time, would have exorcised them of the spirit that possessed them. But I was absent from the State, and at the dead hour of Midnight, it did not occur to the police to wake up any of the Professors: Their officer then marched them around and around in the Campus, no one uttering a sound but himself, whether to drill them, or to cool them off, none of them could tell me. Having completed their evolutions in the Campus, which seemed to the newspaper reporter and other excited witnesses to forebode the most dire catastrophes, they took up the line of march in silence through the streets, accompanied by a crowd of students and others who walked along at a safe distance wondering what would happen next.

 

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Arriving at the Institute, they staked arms and standing in the street, gave three cheers for the Lucy Cobb, saying and doing nothing else. The admirable lady, who presides over the Institute, witnessed it all, not alarmed but amused. Apparently greatly relieved by this exploit, they retake the guns, and marching in silence, until they reached the Home School, they greeted that female seminary, too with similar respectful cheers. Resuming the march toward the Campus, they encountered a committee of citizens, whom the police had awaked from their slumbers, and armed with a virtual flag of truce to treat with the boys. These their commander, in a summary way, requested or commanded to fall into ranks. If it was a command, it was obeyed, if it was a request, it was acquiesced in, and the ministers of peace fraternized with the mob and marched along with them for some distance, sharing with them their solemn silence. The line of march led the boys to the armory, where, without demonstration, the guns were restored to their accustomed places, and the members of the mob retired quietly and peacefully to their beds. It is hard to tell which was most conspicuous in the transaction, its lawlessness or its ludicrousness, I, of course, treated it for its lawlessness; and inflicted what I considered suitable and judicious punishment, upon all who I could convict of participating in it.

 

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Branch Colleges,

I attended the closing exercises of all the Branch Colleges. At Dahlonega, I conferred the Degree of Bachelor of Science, on two young men; There has been (already shown) a reduction of members during the past year; and the Commencement was not marked by the presence of large number of visitors and former students, as has been customary. But under the wise management of the able and distinguished gentleman, who has recently accepted the presidency, the Institution is becoming more systematic, an assuming more the essential forms of a College. The reduction in numbers as compared to former years is due, in part, to the fact the University has established similar institutions in other parts of the State, but Chiefly to the fact that, on account of a lack of funds, it has been compelled to exclude boys and girls below a certain grade, which classes serve to swell the numbers of the other two Branch Colleges. This Institution is greatly crippled because of the want of those pecuniary resources that are essential to the efficient existence of a College.

 

Milledgeville maintains its wonderful prosperity under the skillful administration of Gen. D.H. Hill. The Institution at Thomasville has greatly improved in the number and character of its pupils during the past year. The Teachers recently appointed seem to command the confidence and enthusiastic support of the Community. The institution has opened its doors to females also, and has therefore become

 

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like the other two, a mixed school, all these Branch Colleges still maintain a fine grade of scholarship. It is my duty though to say to the Board that not a single student from any one of these institutions has been transferred to the University during the past year.

 

The Dormitories.

The Dormitory occupied by Mrs. Summey has been filled with students during the whole year, Mrs. Richardson has resigned from the other house, and I have engaged to fill her place, Rev. W.R. Stillwell of Zebulon, Pike Co. Mr. S. comes highly recommended to me by Dr. Hunnicutt, of this city, and Hon. J.D. Stewart of Griffin. He has already taken possession of the house.

 

Recommended for Degrees.

The Faculty recommend for Degrees to your Honorable Body the following named students;

 

Degree of A.B.

Ulysses V. Whipple.                 Charles M. Walker

J. Henry Walker.                                  James H. Blount, Jr.

W.L.M. Austin.                                    Clarence F. Finch.

William A. Florence.                 John E. Flowers.

Walter L. Hodges.                    W. Frank Smith.

Ben. Still Thompson.                 Warren W. Wimberly.

 

B. Ph. Degree.

William H. Hammond.              Robert L. Foreman.

Wesley Peacock.                                  Earnest C. Kontz.

Charles C. McGehee Jr.                       Robert L. Nowell.

William B. Powers.

 

B. Sc. Degree

Glenn Waters.

 

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B.E. Degree.

Robert L. Johnson.                   Mortimer M. Elkan.

 

M.E. Degree.

H. Key Milner.

 

B.A. Degree.

William B. Crawford

 

Degree of Bachelor of Law.

Robert E. Andoe                                  Edgar A. Ballard.

Walter S. Chisholm. Jr.             Herbert H. Dean

Fred W. Gilbert                                    J. David Howard.

Greene S. Johnston.                  Joe Pottle.

F. Elmore Twitty.

 

Robert L. Johnson, who is recommended for the B.E. Degree, as soon as, he completed his course, received an appointment on one of the Railroads now building in Georgia. He is a young man of worthy Character and limited means, and he may not be able to attend Commencement, without losing his place. Should he fail to get leave of absence to receive his diploma in person, the Faculty unanimously recommend the Chancellor be authorized to confer it, and transmit it to him.

 

The Campus.

I quote from my last year’s report, “The Campus has never been blessed with a suitable system of drainage. The consequence is that our walks and drives are hardly ever in a presentable condition; for every heavy rain scars them with incipient gullies.” I beg leave to call especial attention to the main walk in front of the house occupied by Mr. Stillwell. Every hard rain makes a collection of water there, that makes the walk virtually impassable to persons on foot. I would be very much gratified should the Board find

 

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themselves able to give instructions to elevate this spot, and another contiguous to it.

 

Library

During the past year the Treasurer of the Board turned over to the Faculty, of the Library Fund. Five hundred and twenty nine dollars and seventy two cents. ($529.72) Which added to One hundred and thirty three dollars and ninety three cents. ($133.93.) unexpended from last year made the amount of $663.65 to be used in purchasing books for the Library. Of this Four hundred and ninety four dollars, and sixty six cents, ($494.66.) has been expended by order of the Faculty. Total number of books purchased during the year 203. Besides there were donated to us 99. The total number of books then added to the Library during the year was 302. There is an unexpended balance of funds in the hands of the Faculty to the amount of One hundred and sixty eight dollars and ninety nine cents ($168.99) which they will cautiously invest in books.

 

Reports from Departments.

I have the honor herewith to transmit to the Trustees two Reports from Prof. W.L. Jones, M.D. with accompanying papers, one of the Farm, and the other on the Department of Natural History and Agriculture.

 

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Legislative Committees.

I beg leave respectfully to call the attention of the Board to the fact that a Committee of seven from the Senate, and fifteen from the House will probably be appointed to visit the University during the progress of the Commencement exercises. I have the honor to remain, Gentlemen,

 

            Your Obt. Servt.

            P.H. Mell

            Chancellor. Un. of Geo.

 

Report of Committee on Apparatus.

To the Trustees of the University; The Committee whose duty is to report upon the condition of Apparatus and Departments of Moore College respectfully report; That we have visited in our round of examination the departments under the charge of Professors White, Charbonnier, and Barrow. We found them neatly and well kept. Prof. Barrow asked for no apparatus for his department. Prof. Strahan, who represents the chemical department during Prof. White’s absence in Europe, only wishes the usual amount of One hundred dollars, to supply the chemicals for the ensuing scholastic year. This appropriation is customary and necessary to the successful work of their department. We recommend this appropriation be granted In the department of Physics, the gentlemanly Professor took great pride, in exhibiting his rooms. We found everything neat, clean, and in the language of the able Professor “in perfect – order.” During the year, repairs have been made in the workshop of the department, and additions as follows; a Thermo-pilen ten, of (over.)

 

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cells of battery. Battery Materials, a Secondary pile. But the Professor was compelled to refuse admittance to several students, for want of accommodation for them. And asked as the attendance in the Physical Laboratory is yearly increasing, the professor asks that an additional appropriation of One hundred and fifty dollars to the regular annual appropriation be granted, that will enable him, to supply the necessary appliances, and enable him to extend the training to all that may likely apply for it. These appliances will consist in additional work tables and cases, additional glass supply, additional apparatus; glassware, and instruments for physical measurement. We earnestly recommend that the appropriation be granted.

 

J.S. Hamilton Chr.

A.L. Hull and

Others.

Committee.

 

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Report of the Committee on University Farm.

To the Trustees of the University; The Committee on the Agricultural Farm, through its local chairman, respectfully report: That Dr. W.L. Jones Professor of Natural History and Agriculture came into possession of the Farm, after the first of January, and with very limited supplies on hand, with one horse and two mules, to provide for, and as the land had been chiefly run under the preceding management on clean culture crops. (decided) that it was a wise policy to sow down in oats, most of the agricultural land, which was done. His object being to restore humus to the soil, to level the land, and to terrace, in order to prevent washing. He has planted but little in grain, and cotton, and chiefly for the experiments he is conducting. The result of which can only be ascertained at the end of the experiments. The Professor of Agriculture desires to lift the farm or plant out of the old rut in which it has been run for some years, and make it a model farm illustrated by the best agricultural appliances, and to infuse new ideas into the minds of agricultural students, if there are to be any, I would recommend that the Professor be sustained in his effort to popularize and dignify the Chair. Prof. H.C. White’s account with the farm has been examined and a net balance $32.46. has been turned over to Dr. N.L. Jones. Professor of Agriculture.

 

Respectfully submitted.

            J.S. Hamilton

            Chairman

 

(“Hamilton, Livingston, Fannin & Byrd, Committee” added in pencil at the bottom of the page)

 

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Report of the Finance Committee.

To the Board of Trustees: Your Committee on Finance report the following;

 

Assets of the University on July 5th, 1887.

  1. The General Fund.

Debt of the State of Georgia @ 8% $100,000.

Obligation     “     “        “      “   7% $  18,000.                   $118,000.

 

  1. The Trustee Terrell Fund.

Obligation of the State. @. 7. %.                             $20,000.

 

  1. The Landscript Fund.

Obligations of the State. @.7.%. $152,000.

Amount held by the Governor     “  90,202.17.                   “242,202.17

 

  1. The Charles McDonald Brown Fund.

Obligations of the State. @.7.%.   $50,000.                        “ 50,000.

 

5.    The Charles F. McKay Fund.

       Registered Bonds. Ga. R.R. & Bkg. Co. @ 6%.

       Coupons cut off to 1895                                        “  20,000.

 

  1. The George R. Gilmer Fund.

Obligations of the State @.7.%.                                          “  15,000.

 

Total Assets. -                                                        $465,202.17.

 

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The Receipts from all sources for the year ending July 5th, 1887 were as follows.

 

Cash in Bank. July 7th 1886.                             $            5,878.58

Interest on General Fund.                                              “             9,260.00

Interest on Terrell Fund.                                                “             1,400.00.

Interest on Landscript Fund.                             “           16,954.16.

Interest on Gilmer Fund.                                               “             1,050.00.

Interest on Brown Fund.                                               “             3,500.00.

Received from Rents.                                        “                515.00.

Received from Matriculation fees.                                 “             1,920.00.

Received from Library fees.                              “                960.00.

                                                                        $          41,437.74.

 

Expenditures for the Same Period.

Salaries of Officers.                                          $          21,050.00.

Branch Colleges.                                                          “             6,473.50.

Brown Scholarship Fund.                                              “             3,474.55.

Library Account.                                                          “                979.72.

General Expenses (see report of Auditing Com.)           “             5,960.61.

Balances.

Unexpended Bal. Library Fund. $735.95.

         “           “  Brown Fund. 2,092.25.

         “            “    General Fund   671.16.                     “             3,499.36.

                                                                        $          41,437.74

 

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The Condition of Each Fund will be seen from the following statements;

 

The General and Terrell Funds.

To Balance on July 7, 1886.     $  2,535.87.

To Interest rec’d.                                  “10,660.00.

To Rents & Matriclu Fees.                    “  2,435.00.

To Commns on Gilmer Fund               96.74.

Cr. By Amt. Paid Salaries.                                            $ 9,250.00.

 “    “   Proportion of General Expenses.                        “ 3,909.74.

Balance.                                   _________      “  2,567.87.

                                                $15,727.61.     $15,727.61.

 

Landscript Fund.

To Interest rec’d                                               $16,954.16.

To Balance in 1886.                        769.34.

 “        “       “  1887.                     1,127.37.

Cr. By General Expenses,                                             $ 2,050.87.

 “    “   Salaries,                                                            “11,800.00

 “    “   Branch Colleges,                       _________      “  5,000.00

                                                $18,850.87.     $18,850.87

 

Charles McDonald Brown Fund.

To Balance July 7th, 1886,                     $2,066.80.

To Interest rec’d                                   “3,500.00.

Cr. By Payments to Beneficiaries                                   $3,474.55.

Balance                                                                           1,692.25.

 “    “   Commissions 4 Years.   ________       “   400.00.

                                                 $5,566.80.      $5,566.80.

 

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The Gilmer Fund.

To Balance July 7th. 1886.                    $    520.24.

To Interest rec’d.                                  “ 1,050.00.

Cr. By Amt. Paid Dahlonega                             $ 1,473.50.

 “    “   Commissions p’d Genl. Fund. _______ “      96.74.

                                                $ 1,570.24       $ 1,570.24.

 

Library Fund.

To Balance July 7th. 1886.                    $    755.67.     

To Fees rec’d.                          “    960.00.

Cr. By amt. P’d Librarian Salary.                                  $    210.00.

 “    “     “      “   Books & Furniture.                              “    769.72.

Balance.                                               ________        “    735.95.

                                                $ 1,715.65       $ 1,715.65.

 

Balance Sheet,                          Dr. -                 Cr.

General & Terrell Funds                       $                      $ 2,567.87

Landscript Fund                                   “ 1,896.71       

Brown Fund                                                     “ 2,092.25.

Library Fund                                                    “    735.95.

Cash on Hand                          “ 3,499.36.       ________

                                                $ 5,396.07       $ 5,396.07.

 

 

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Estimated Income for 1887-8. Available for General Expenses.

Cash on Hand.                                     “     671.16.

Interest on General Fund.                                  “  9,260.00.

      “       “  Terrell        “ .                                 “  1,400.00.

      “       “  Landscript  “ .                                 “16,954.15.

Matriculation Fees.                               “  1,800.00.

Rents for Prof’s Houses.                                   “     515.00.

Gilmer Fund.                                        “       50.00.

Commissions due from Brown Fund.     “     400.00.

                                                            $31,050.31.

 

To meet the requirements of the University we recommend the following appropriations for the ensuing year:

 

Appropriations for 1887-8.

Salaries of Officers.                              $21,050.00.     $21,050.00.

            Gilmer Fund                                  (500.00)     

Branch College at Dahlonega                “  2,000.00.      “  2,000.00.

            Gilmer                                           (250.00)     

     “          “      “  Milledgeville.             “  1,250.00.      “  1,000.00.

            Gilmer                                           (250.00)     

     “            “     “  Thomasville.             “  1,250.00.      “  1,000.00.

Experimental Farm.                               “     500.00.      “     500.00.

Servants for Campus.                           “     400.00.      “     400.00.

Fuel.                                                     “     200.00.      “     200.00.

Water Supply.                                      “     250.00.      “     250.00.

Repairs on Buildings & Grounds Including        

High School.                                         “  1,710.00.      “  1,710.00.

Refund to Dr. Jones.                             “     190.00.      “     190.00.

Purchase of new Apparatus                  “     250.00.      “     250.00.

Chemicals.                                            “     100.00.      “     100.00.

Insurance on  Buildings                         “     550.00.      “     550.00.

Catalogue. Advt’g. & Print’g.               “     300.00.      “     300.00.

Postage & Stationary.                           “     150.00.      “     150.00.

Incidentals.                                           “     100.00.      “     100.00.

 

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Commencement Sermon.                                  $       20.00.     $       20.00.

Music.                                                  “     100.00.      “     100.00.

Medals.                                                            “       36.00.      “       36.00.

Traveling Expenses of Chancellor.                     “     100.00.      “     100.00.

                                                                                    $30,506.00.

Librarian to be paid out of Library Fund            $    250.00.             250.00.

 

Proportion of Appropriations Chargeable to Each.

Fund.

General and Terrell Funds. Salaries of Officers.                         $  9,450.00

                                     General Expenses.                   $  3,603.00

                                                                                    $13,053.00.

Landscript Fund.          Salaries of Officers                               $12,000.00.

                        Branch Colleges.                                              “  4,000.00.

                        General Expenses.                                “  1,803.00.

                                                                                    $17,803.00

 

In the foregoing estimates the income from the Gilmer Fund viz: $1000.00 is not considered for the reason that the Board has not determined whether or not that income is available for current expenses.

 

Respectfully Submitted.

For the Committee.

July 5th. 1887.                                                                                                  A.L. Hull.

Chairman.

 

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Report of Committee on Gilmer Fund.

 

The Committee appointed at the regular meeting of the Trustees in July last to investigate and report upon the relations the University of Georgia sustains to the Fund Sworn as the Gilmer Fund, respectfully submit the following; The will of the late Governor Gilmer contains the following provisions; “All property not disposed of by the above clauses in this will, viz; my lands, houses and lots in Lexington, and all notes and bonds which belong to me, I give and desire to form a perpetual fund for educating teachers of reading, writing and arithmetic or to other wise increase the qualifications of the School masters in Georgia for properly instructing the children of the State. I hereby for this purpose commit the disposal of said the annual proceeds from said Fund in trust to my friends Asbury Hull, Lewis J. Dupree, Benjamin T. Hardeman, Adam Alexander, Robert Toombs, and Alexander H. Stephens. My Desire is that upon the death of my wife the said Trustees will proceed to convert said notes, bonds, lands, houses and lots into money (giving due indulgence to the makers of said bonds and notes and their securities) and to place the money so collected in the treasury of the State of Georgia, not doubting but that the Legislature will provide by law that a sum equal to the interest, which would

 

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be derived from said money, at lawful per cent, be paid annually to said trustees, and make said trustees a body corporate, they and their successors in office, and said trustees and those they may choose to fill such vacancies as may happen will make such rules as may provide in the best way for the perpetual distribution annually of the interest arising from said sum for the purpose expressed already.” The trustees were never incorporated so far as your committee are advised, but acted as an unincorporated body, and vacancies in their number were filled by the Superior Court of Oglethorpe County, by virtue of its equitable jurisdiction over trusts. The fund in the hands of the Gilmer trustees amounted to the sum of Fifteen thousand dollars, which was invested in bonds of the State of Georgia. The annual interest arising from this fund has since the year 1877 been paid over to the Trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College and applied by them to the purposes of that school.

 

Presumably this fund was applied to the use of the School at Dahlonega for the reason, that just before that institution was selected as the beneficiary of the fund the Legislature had passed an Act to establish a Normal Department of the North Georgia Agricultural College, and had provided in said Act, that the Board of Trustees should organize more fully and efficiently such Normal Department, and in connection with the State Board of Education adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the free admission of such pupils male and female, not less than one from each county, as may express the desire and intention of following the business of teaching.

 

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The object, as declared by the Act, being to provide as early as possible a sufficient number of capable and efficient teachers for the common schools of the State, and to provide others as may be demanded, from time to time. The Board of Trustees were authorized under certain conditions to send such pupils, during the fall months, to teach remote schools not otherwise provided for, and to provide for their maintenance while so engaged. The Act further provides that pupils to whom certificates of proficiency, and licenses to teach shall be granted by the faculty shall not be required to undergo an examination or procure a license from any Board of Education or County School Commissioner before they can teach in any of the Common Schools of the State when they are employed by the patrons of the school. On 14th. August 1883 4. The trustees of the Gilmer Fund submitted to the Trustees of the University a written proposition substantially as follows;

 

  1. That the Trustees of the University shall in proper form agree to receive from the Gilmer Trustees the fund in their hands and authorize their treasurer to receipt for the same, and agree also to reinvest said fund when received as soon as practicable in accordance with the Act of Sep. 30, 1880.

 

  1. That the fund and interest there of shall be held and applied by them in accordance with the will of George R. Gilmer.

 

  1. That if it becomes impracticable to reinvest in a State security similar to the one provided for by the Act of Sep. 30. 1880. at the expiration of the fifty years provided for in said Act. then said Trustees shall

 

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reinvest as other funds of the State University may be invested, but always to be kept as a separate and distinct fund to be used and applied in accordance with the will of said George R. Gilmer.

 

  1. That the trustees of the Gilmer fund shall at any and all times be allowed to inquire into the situation, and disposal of the same by the Trustees of the University of Georgia, and enforce according to law the observance of said will and this agreement.

 

  1. On the same day to wit: on the 14th August 18834 the Trustees of the University of Georgia, by formal legislation accepted the proposition of the trustees of the Gilmer fund, and said proposition and acceptance became a binding contract between said parties.

 

The fund was turned over to the Trustees of the University, receipted for by its treasurer and invested in a 7 per cent bond of the State running for fifty years, in accordance with the Act. Of 30th. Sept. 1880.

Taking the above contract and the will of Gov. Gilmer, together, it is quite clear to the Committee, and they so report;

 

  1. That the said fund shall be kept separate and distinct and not used for the general purposes of the University, but shall be used and applied in the best manner practicable for the education of teachers of reading, writing and arithmetic, or of otherwise increasing the qualifications of the school teachers of Georgia that is to say, for the benefit of persons, who propose to make teaching their vocation.

 

  1. That if said fund cannot be so used and applied, then the Board shall select such inside the University, then the Board shall

 

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select such channel for its distribution as will will (sic) best effectuate the intention of Gov. Gilmer  carry out the contract with the trustees of said Gilmer fund.

 

Having set out substantially the provisions of the Act relating to the education of teachers by the North Georgia Agricultural College, it is proper to state that the Act of Oct. 14th 1879. establishing the Middle Georgia  Military and Agricultural College &c. contains among others the following section; “Sec. 5. The course of instruction, in addition to – Military training shall be especially directed.

 

  1. To preparation for the higher classes at Athens.

 

  1. For the business of practical farm life and mining, and.

 

  1. For the profession of teaching.” The teachers of the Common Schools of the State under the System now in existence, seems to correspond with the idea of Gov. Gilmer’s mind. The Constitution provides that the power of taxation over the whole State shall be exercised for educational purposes in instructing children in the elementary branches of an English education only.

           

Alex S. Erwin Chairman

                                                                                    Pope Barrow.

                                                                                    Henry Jackson.

                                                                                    Committee.

 

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Report of the Committee on the Branch Colleges.

 

To the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia; The Committee appointed to consider and report upon the condition and needs of the Branch Colleges, report as follows: We find the institutions answering to the description of Branch Colleges, namely the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, in the County of Lumpkin, the Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College at Milledgeville, in the County of Baldwin, and the South Georgia Agricultural college at Thomasville, in the county of Thomas. At the first there are now in attendance, one hundred and fourteen (114.) pupils, at the second there are Four hundred and twenty eight (428.), and at the last there are One hundred and eighty (180.). The instruction and government in each of them seem to be thorough and satisfactory, and the results are all that could be asked. The local boards and the faculty of each of them are evidently devoting themselves to their duty, in an unselfish desire and spirit and deserve all the assistance, that can be given, from the parent institution. We have no report to make recommending any changes in the internal management of these institutions, as we see no reason to object to the manner in which they are now being conducted, The Committee appointed to report upon the status of the Gilmer fund, having reported that it is subject to the disposition of the Board under the provisions of the will of the donor, we recommend that it be divided equally between the three Branch Colleges, with the proviso and upon the condition that it is to be used in accordance with the terms of the trust as declared in Gov. Gilmer’s will, we further recommend that a sufficient sum be added to the sums

 

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thus appropriated to the Colleges at Milledgeville and Thomasville, to make the amount received by each of them fifteen hundred dollars, ($1500.00.) this to apply to the ensuing scholastic year. The bills referred to us, and proposed to be introduced into the General Assembly, we return without any recommendation, as to the intent of the action of the Legislature, but we will cheerfully recommend that the Board give its sanction in general terms, looking to the aid of these institutions through the Board of Trustees of the University, and we especially recommend that aid be asked to the extent of on an appropriation for insurance and repairs of all the buildings of the University, here and at the Branch Colleges.

 

                                                                                    H.V.M. Miller.

                                                                                    P.W. Meldrim.

                                                                                    Pope Barrow.

 

I respectfully dissent from so much of the foregoing report, as recommend that the interest arising from what is known as the Gilmer Fund be equally divided among the three branch Colleges. I recommend that the whole amount be paid to the school at Dahlonega, as in my judgement the school at the place fulfils more nearly the conditions prescribed in Gov. Gilmer’s will in training and educating school masters in Georgia.                                                                                   Alex S. Erwin.

 

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Report of the Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

The Committee on Laws and Discipline have had under consideration the petition of the University Athletic Association, asking that a day be set apart each year, to be known as, “Field Day”. This petition was endorsed by four members of the Faculty and approved by the Chancellor. The Committee beg leave to report the following resolution:

 

Resolved. “That in accordance with this petition, the first Monday in May each year be set apart for the students, of the University at Athens as a holiday; said day is to be known as “Field Day,” and to be devoted by the students to public exhibition of Athletic Sports.

 

            J.A. Billups.      Chairman.

            Jas. E. Brown, H.V.M. Miller.

            H.D. McDaniel,            N.J. Hammond,

            R.C. Humber,   Henry Jackson,

            P.A. Stovall,

 

We recommend that Sect. 4. Ch. VII Code of Laws for the government of Franklin College, (University of Georgia.) be amended by striking out the words “convicted of”, and by adding to said Section the following words; “And any student expelled for this offense shall not be restored except by the vote of the Trustees; “So that said Section, as amended, will read; “Any Student sending or accepting a challenge to fight a duel, or whole shall carry such challenge, or be second in a duel or in any wise aid or abet it, shall immediately be expelled by the Faculty; and any student expelled for this offense shall not be restored except by vote of the Board of Trustees.”

                                                                                   

J.A. Billups Chairman.

            and the other members of Com. –

 

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The Committee on Laws and Discipline, considering so much of the Chancellor’s Report as recommends further legislation to define clearly the rights and duties of the individual professors and tutors in the general government of the students as members of the University, outside of their relation to-recitation rooms and public halls, recommend the adoption of the following resolution;

 

  1. By their action last year “on the powers and duties of the Chancellor.” The Board did not intend, nor did they take any powers and duties from the individual professors.

 

  1. The individual professors have jurisdiction and authority over the students in the general government of the students of the University. They have a right to investigate and discover offenses and offenders; and any resistance to them in the assertion of this right is a resistance of the lawful authority of the governing power of the University.

 

  1. It is here reiterated by the Board that it is the duty of every professor to co-operate with the Chancellor, in discovering offenses and offenders, to aid in preventing and suppressing disorder, and that not as a posse comitatus, summoned by him, but as those essentially vested with the authority and sharing with the Chancellor in the responsibility to enforce discipline. But their responsibility ceases when they have discovered offenses and offenders and reported them to the chancellor, except in cases where the issue of expulsion from College is raised, and such issue may be raised by one or more

 

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members of the Faculty, The Chancellor alone will be held responsible for the manner of dealing with the offender, discovered by him or reported to him, except where the issue of expulsion is raised.

 

  1. Should the authority of any individual professor, in the general government of the University be resisted, by any student or students, and thus a question be raised between such professor and student or students, it shall not be competent for the Chancellor, alone to investigate the case, but it shall be the duty of the professors thus mistreated to arraign the party or parties before the Faculty; and it shall be competent for that body in this case, to – inflict any punishment, ranging from reproof up to expulsion.

 

  1. In the absence of the Chancellor from Athens his powers in the general government of the University shall devolve upon the Faculty. The Chancellor shall name a member of the Faculty, who shall be chairman of the Faculty in his absence. The Faculty when assembled shall have the right to inflict proper penalties on offenders among the students, at once, or its discretion may postpone all final action until the return of the Chancellor.”

 

J.A. Billups.            Chairman,

Jas. E. Brown,        H.V.M. Miller.

H.D. McDaniel,      N.J. Hammond.

Henry Jackson,       R.C Humber.

P.A. Stovall.

 

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Report of the Committee on the Charles McDonald Brown Fund.

 

The Committee on the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund report that there are now in the University, holding scholarships under this Fund, the following;

 

Maxey R. Hall  7th District.       Gordon Co.

Jno. R. Cooper 9th       “                        Gwinnett Co.

W.M. Hawes   10th     “                        McDuffie Co.

W.M. Glass      4th       “                        Meriwether Co.

W.G. Brown    9th       “                        Milton Co.

W.C. Horton    9th       “                        Gwinnett Co.

J.W. Bennett.   1st       “                        Wayne Co.

B.W. Hall         8th       “                        Elbert Co.

H.C. Polhill       6th       “                        Butts Co.

J.W. Arnold.    8th       “                        Clarke Co.

J.H. Barr.         4th       “                        Carroll Co.

 

As all these young men draw $200.00 each from the Fund except the last named, who requires $150.00 the total this applied for amounts to $2,150.00

 

Mr. Elijah A. Brown nominates for a scholarship. Mr. Augustus M. Hartsfield of Coweta Co. 4th. District.

 

The Committee recommends that the persons named, 12 in number, shall be awarded the Scholarships for the next year.

 

Should any vacancies occur, we recommend that they be filled from the following, in the order named:

1. T.S. Felder   3rd. Dist.                       Houston Co.

2. W.E. Christie            2nd.   “              Terrell      “ .

3. J.A. Bryan,   3rd.    “              Houston   “ .

 

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The Committee recommends the adoption by the Board. Of the following rule, to take effect from and after the beginning of the next session;

 

“Any student holding a scholarship, under this fund, shall forfeit it, if this general average falls below that required to rise into the next class, in the Freshman and Sophomore years, or whose general average falls below 90 in the Junior and Senior Years.”

 

All of which is respectfully submitted.

            W.W. Thomas.

            Henry Jackson. Committee.

            R.C. Humber.

            P.A. Stovall.

 

Abstract of Minutes of the Prudential Committee.

 

1st.       Informed the City Council of Athens, that the “Old Cemetery.” Is a part of the Campus and donated to the City for a burial ground and cannot used for any for other purpose except by permission of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia.

 

2nd.       In reference to the reception of the Committee of Technology and tendering them the whole campus to select a site.

 

3rd.       Elected Rev. John Calvin Johnson. Librarian.

 

Report of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds.

 

To the Trustees; The Committee on Buildings and Grounds respectfully report, that for the year just closed the expenditures in this department have been $1267.89 exclusively of the High School building on the Experimental Farm and exclusive of the water rent, which does not in any manner come under the supervision of this Committee.

 

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This is much smaller than the usual repair account and less than the appropriation. The deficit is due to the fact that the repairs were held down as low as possible, on account of the proposed action of the Legislation in providing for the renovation of the Dormitories.

 

For the next year the repairs are estimated to require the following sums;

 

Chancellor’s Residence.                        $350.00.                      Campus                        $125.00.

Prof. Woodfin’s Residence       “  75.00.                       Moore College.            “  40.00.

Belfry on Chapel                                   “220.00.                       Water Rents     “200.00.

Dormitories                              “250.00.                       Drainage           “300.00.

Recitation Rooms.                    “100.00.                       Sundries.          “150.00.

Professors’ Residences.                        “250.00.                       Total.               $2,060.00.

 

The Committee respectfully refers to the accompanying report of the Inspector of Buildings for the details of the above, and asks an appropriation for the purposes named of $2060.00. The Board appropriated for the repairs of the High School Building the sum of $175.00. The estimate of the Inspector of the cost of putting the building in order for occupation as a dwelling by the Professor of Agriculture, was $512.00. the Professor has expended the sum of $363.23 on the building and as the appropriation was only $175.00 he has expended 188.23 of his own money, and we respectfully ask that this sum shall be refunded to him. In addition to this there is required an expenditure of $100.00 on this building for absolutely necessary repairs, which cannot be longer delayed, as the building is suffering from exposure to the weather, and delay will rapidly increase the amount required to protect it. For the details of the expenditure referred to, the Board is respectfully referred to the accompanying document being a letter from Prof. Jones, and the vouchers for the expenditure. The repairs were most judiciously and economically made. All of which is respectfully submitted.

                                                           

W.W. Thomas.

Athens, GA                  Chairman.

July 8th, 1887.              For the Committee.

 

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Minutes of Meeting of Board of Trustees, at Atlanta,

Dec. 21st 1887.

 

In obedience to a call of the President of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, the Board met in Atlanta at the “Kimball House.” Present,

 

H.V.M. Miller, Vice President,

Messrs,            Lamar Cobb,                Alex S. Erwin,

            John B. Gordon,                       Henry W. Grady,

            B.P. Hollis,                   W.A. Little,     

            L.F. Livingstone,                       Henry D. McDaniel,

            Wm. M. Reese,                        R.B. Russell.

D.A. Vason

 

Of the Board of Trustees of the University.

 

As this call was at the request of the Technological Commission there were present from that Board;

 

Messrs.            S.M. Inman,     Columbus Heard,

                        Oliver Porter,   E.R. Hodgson.

 

Mr. Inman made a statement to the Board showing the object of the call. On motion of Mr. McDaniel, the Report of the Commission of Technology was received as information, and on motion of Mr. Vason Mr. Hodgson was requested to read said report, which he did. Mr. Inman read the report of the Treasurer of the Commission. Mr. Vason offered the following resolution, which was laid on the table for the present; Resolved, That we express, to the Local Board of the School of Technology that the duty of selecting a Faculty as specified by name in Section XII of the Act of the General Assembly creating said Board, our willingness for them to appoint and fix the salaries.”

 

Mr. Gordon offered the following resolution;

 

“Resolved , That this Board request the Local Board of to indicate the number and duty of the Faculty.”

 

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Mr. Grady offered as a substitute; “That the Board of Trustees of the University, expressing confidence in the ability of the Commission of the school of Technology, hereby authorize that Board to proceed to the organization of a Faculty for the School, the election of officers thereto and the fixing of salaries therefor, Provided, That they confine themselves to the chairs now in existence in the Worcester School.

 

Neither resolution was agreed to, and finally on motion of Mr. Grady the following resolution was unanimously adopted;

 

            “Resolved, That the Commission of Technology be authorized to fill the chairs hereby created. Also to elect the President, the Superintendent of the Mechanical Department, and the Secretary and Treasurer of the Faculty, and to fix the salaries of said officers,

The Chairs hereby created are;

 

  1. Chair of Chemistry
  2. Chair of Mechanical Engineering.
  3. Chair of Physics.
  4. Chair of Freehand and Mechanical Drawing.
  5. Chair of Architecture.
  6. Chair of Mathematics.
  7. Chair of English.
  8. Chair of Geology and Mineralogy.

 

On motion, the Board adjourned.

 

Lamar Cobb                       John J. Gresham

Secty                      President

 

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            In obedience to a call of the President of the Board of Trustees there met in the Library at Athens The following members of the Board of Trustees to take into consideration the election of a Chancellor to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chancellor Mell.

 

Present:

            Hon J.J. Gresham         President

 

Messrs J.A. Billups       Lamar Cobb     Alex S. Erwin

            H.W. Grady     D.B. Hamilton  J.S. Hamilton

            N.J. Hammond Henry Jackson  A.L. Hull

            R.C. Humber    W.A. Little       C.Z. McCord

            H.D. McDaniel P.W. Meldrim  H.V.M. Miller

            W.M. Reese     R.B. Rupell       P.A. Stovall

           & W.W. Thomas

 

            On Motion the election of a Chancellor was postponed until the next annual meeting.

 

            On Motion of Mr. Hull Dr A.A. Lipscomb Dr Mell’s chair was elected to fill Dr Mell’s Chair until July next at a salary of $200000 per annum.

 

            On Motion of W.W. Thomas Dr. L.H. Charbonnier was requested to act as Chairman of the Faculty and for such services to receive, in addition to his present salary, at the rate of $1000 per annum.

 

            On Motion of Mr. Hull a Committee was appointed to investigate and report at the annual meeting in July next whether or not the University of Georgia had complied with their contract in reference to the Land Scrip Fund.

 

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The chair appointed the following Committee

            Messrs Hull Chairman

            McIntyre, Meldrim, Fannin, Thomas

 

            On motion of Mr. Cobb the Presidential Committee were directed to establish an Experimental Station and to apply for the money appropriated by the General Government for that purpose.

 

            Board then adjourned.

            Lamar Cobb

            Secty.

 

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            The Board of Trustees met in annual session.

 

            Present             Hon. J.J. Gresham        President

 

            Messrs Pope Barrow                J.A. Billups

                        Lamar Cobb                 Alex S. Erwin

                        W.H. Felton                 H.W. Grady

                        D.B. Hamilton              J.S. Hamilton

                        N.J. Hammond             A.L. Hull

                        R.G. Humber                B.P. Hollis

                        W.A. Little                   P.W. Meldrim

                        H.D. McDaniel             W.M. Reese

            R.B. Rupell                   W.W. Thomas

                        B.C. Yancey

 

            There afterwards during the session the following Trustees appeared and took their seats to wit;

 

            Messrs J.W. Beckwith              J.E. Brown

                        J.H. Fannin                   Henry Jackson

                        L.F. Livingstone                        C.Z. McCord

 

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. W. D Hudenson.

 

            The minutes of the regular and called meetings were read and after some alterations in the called session were adopted

 

            Dr. LH Charbonnier made his report as Chairman – [See Page     ] (Blank) which was referred to the appropriate Committees

 

            Prof. Clarke & Mr. R. J. Moye of Cuthbert appeared before the Board in behalf of that institution.

 

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            Mr. R. C. Humber read the Report of the Branch College at Milledgeville which was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            Mr. Bassingers report form the Branch College at Dahlonega was read and referred to the same Committee.

 

            Mr Hull from the Special Committee on whether this Board this Board (sic) has complied with the contract in reference to the Land scrip Fund made his Report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

            Mr. J.S. Hamilton made his report as chairman of the Committee on Apparatus which was received and laid on the table. [Page     ] (Blank)

 

            Mr Hamilton also as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture & Horticulture & the Experimental Farm which read and laid on the table. [Page     ] (Blank)

 

            Mr. Hamilton – made his report as Auditor of the Experimental accounts which was received and adopted. [Page      ] (Blank)

 

            Messrs Miller, Fannin, Cumming, Brown and Gordon were excused on proper showing from attendance at this meeting.

 

            Mr A.R. Lawton tendered his resignation as a Trustee of this Board which on motion of Mr Cobb was respectfully declined and the Secretary was directed to so inform Mr. Lawton.

 

            Mr W.W. Thomas as chairman of the Committee on Buildings & Grounds made his Report which was recd & laid on the table. Page [            ] (Blank)

 

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            The President announced the following committees.

Branch Colleges

Mr. Yancey      Chairman.

Messrs Little     D.B. Hamilton

Barrow.

 

Laws & Discipline

Mr. Hammond  Chairman

Messrs Billups  Humber

Reese               Felton

 

            The Board then took a recess until 4 P.M.

 

4 P.M.

 

The Board reconvened & the Report of Miss Sarah Frierson was read for information.

 

A communication from Hon H.E. Harris of the Technological Commission in reference to this Board adjourning to a certain time that that Commission might be enabled to turn over that Institution to the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia was read and on motion of Mr D.B. Hamilton it was determined that when this Board adjourned it will be reconvene in Atlanta in the        [Blank Space] day of Sept next.

 

A communication from certain parties in Atlanta on a school of Pharmacy in connection

 

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with the School Technology was on motion of Mr. Hammond read and laid on the table.

 

            The following resolution offered  by Mr Hull was adopted.

 

            Resolved that a Committee of five be appointed to report during this session a scheme for the dissection and control of the Experimental Station.

 

            Mr. Hull having requested that on account of his labors on other Committees that he should not be put as chairman of this Committee the President announced the following Committee

            Thomas                        Chairman.

            Hull                  Humber

            Billups              Erwin

 

            Mr Little offered the following resolution  which was referred to the committee on Laws & Discipline

 

            Resolved –

            That it is the sense of this Board that the Collegiate year of the University should be so changed as to Commence in the month of September and close at a corresponding earlier day.

 

            On motion of Mr. Barrow the following resolution was received and referred to the same Committee.

 

            Resolved: That the age required for admission into the Freshman class be changed from 14 to 16 & the higher classes in the same proportion.

 

            Mr. Grady offered the following resolution which after much discussion

 

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and amendments was adopted as follows:

 

            Resolved at upon assembly at 3 P.M. on Monday this Board proceed to the election of a Chancellor to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Dr. Mell.

 

            By Mr. Thomas.

            Resolved: That the Committee on Laws & Discipline be requested to consider and report after consultation with the Faculty whether or not there should be any change in the present rule, which now allows a student to graduate on a general average of 80 and which requires that his average shall not fall below 50 in any department.

                                                Adopted

 

            On motion then adjourned to 9 A.M. Saturday

 

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            The Board reconvened and the minutes and the minutes (sic) were read and approved.

 

            Mr Barrow offered the following resolution Resolved – That the Chancellor of this University shall reside upon the Campus in the Building known as the Chancellor residence.

 

            This was unanimously adopted – Mr Reese gave notice of the application by him of the degree of D.D. for Rev Wm Bean a learned divine, ripe scholar and a graduate of the university – which was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees. 

 

            Mr Reese offered following resolution which referred which was referred (sic) to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Resolved by the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia that the Committee and Discipline be and is hereby requested to consider the propriety of raising the grade of scholarship into the Freshman and Sophomore classes of the University.

 

            Mr. Hammond move that a recess of 15 minutes be taken be taken (sic) and that leave of absence be given to the Committee on Laws & Discipline and on the Branch Colleges.

            Which was adopted.

 

            The Board reconvened-

            Mr Hull made a partial report of the Committee on Finance and a statement from

 

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the accounts that were read and paid out

            See Page. (Blank)

 

It was received and laid upon the table for future action.

 

            Mr Hammond from the Committee on Laws & Discipline made the following report:

            The Committee on Laws & Discipline make the following report upon the matters referred to it

            All recommend

 

1st.                   That from the provision from the laws as to Degrees the figures “50” be stricken and “75” be inserted but this shall not apply to the class 1888-1889

 

                        It was moved by Mr Thomas that the report be taken up by sections which was adopted.

 

Mr Thomas then moved to amend the First Section of the above by adding after the figures 1888 & 1889 the words “as to the Junior Year”

 

Section 2nd       of the report is as follows that the Exercises of the University open on the 3rd Wednesday in Sept 1888 an annually hereafter and close on the 3rd Wednesday in June annually.

                        Which was adopted

 

Age of Admission 16 yr [Written in pencil in the right margin.]

 

Section 3rd          is as follows “That the minimum age for admission age for in the College be hereafter 16 years-

                        Adopted

 

Section 4th        was as follows “we think the present requirements for scholarship high enough when coupled with the increased age above recommenden (sic) – We urge in future strict examinations an (sic) strict rejection of any not qualified by

 

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the law of the University.

 

            Mr Jackson offered an amendment as follows

 

1st        That written examinations for admission to the University of Georgia be held, commencing on the Saturday before the 1st Wednesday in June; on the 3rd Wednesday in September and on the first Wednesday in January of each and every year in the presence of a majority of the Faculty; That an applicant who fails in any study at the June examination shall be eligible for the examination the following September

            This was adopted

 

2nd        Section of Mr Jackson’s amendment was as follows

 

2nd That no applicant shall be admitted to the University whose examination papers as above provided do not reach an average of 75 per cent in all the studies upon which examined and then only on approval of a majority of the Faculty.

           

Mr White moved to strike out all after the word examined and insert the following: unless upon approval of a majority of the Faculty”

 

            The amendment of Mr. Little was lost by the casting vote of the Chairman.

 

            Mr Barrow moved to strike out after the word “Examined”

            Which was lost.

 

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            The 2nd Section of Mr Jackson’s amendment was then put to the Board & lost.

 

            Mr Hammond moved to reconsider the action adopting the 1st Section which was lost.

 

The 3rd Section of Mr Jackson’s amendment was as follows:

 

3rd        That in valuing such papers the candidates

Shall be marked for defect in English so that the valuation to be placed upon the English Examination shall depend in part upon the knowledge of the English language shown in all the papers presented –

            This was adopted

 

The 4th Section             of Mr Jackson’s amendment was as follows 4th Section – That all applicants for admission to the Freshman class be examined on Orthography & English composition –

                        This Section was adopted –

 

            The whole report as amended was then adopted

 

            Col Charbonnier forwarded a communication from the Mayor of the City of Athens in reference to the College privies which was rec’d and read

 

            The Board then took a recess until 4 P.M.

 

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            Saturday July 7th 4 P.M.

 

            The Board met pursuant to adjournment Mr Hammond was granted leave of absence until Monday at noon.

 

            On motion of Mr Hull the report upon the contract, so called, was called up and taken up sections.

 

1st Section        Assinging (sic) the professor of Agriculture to the Experimental Station was adopted

 

2nd Section.      Providing for the election of a Professor of Natural History and physiology etc who should be the Etomologist (sic) of the Station

                        Was adopted

           

Also providing for the election of a Professor of Mineralogy & econmic (sic) geology

                        Was adopted

 

3rd Section        Providing that an instructor of Military Tacticks (sic) be elected. Provided that an assignment of an Army or Naval officer could not be obtained – Was adopted.

 

            Mr Yancey moved to amend the report by inserting that the contract had not been fully complied with heretofore –

            This motion was lost.

 

            Mr Yancey then asked leave to enter his protest against this action, which was granted

 

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            On motion of Mr Jackson the following words were stricken from the Report:

            “and have no sympathy with the adverse criticism that has been gratuitously lavised (sic) upon the Agricultural Department of this College.

 

            The whole Report was adopted

 

            Mr Thomas moved to take up the Report on Buildings & Grounds (See Page    ) [Blank]

 

            It was moved that it be taken up sections

 

            The 1st Section was then adopted

 

            The Board then adjourned to Monday morning July 9th at 9 o’clock

                                                                                  10th [Added in pencil.]

 

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Monday July 9th 1888

 

The Board reconvened pursuant to adjournment

 

The minutes were read, corrected & approved.

 

            Mr Hull moved to amend Section 2nd relative to the New College so as to have it filled up for a lecture Room

            This Section as amended was adopted

 

Section 3rd        Mr Yancey moved to strike out but subsequently withdrew his motion

 

Mr Little moved to add at the end of section as it stands in the Report of the Committee the words “until needed”

 

                        This section as amended was adopted

 

Section 4th        The upper story of Ivy Building was turned over the to the Law Department

                        Adopted

 

Section 5:         Painting Chapel Roof                              65.00

                        Moore College                                       40.00

                        Repairs to Ivy Building                          100.00

                        Repairs to Morris House                                   500.00

Mr Livingstone to amend by striking out $500 &

Inserting, $400 which adopted by casting vote of chair  400.00

Chancellors Dwelling                                                    200.00

            Adopted

Willcox Building                                                                        100.00

            Adopted

Woodfin Building                                                          110.00

            Adopted

New Privy                                                                    200.00

            Adopted

 

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Drainage of Campus                                                     300.00

            Mr Hollis moved to strike out

item. Lost by casting vote of the President

            The item as reported was then adopted

            New College repairs                                         700.00

                        Adopted                                                          

            Sundries                                                                       100.00

                        Adopted

            The whole report as then amended adopted

                        “Page [                 ] (Blank)

 

            Mr Hull then read to the Board the Report of the Treasury was then read to the Board of Trustees of the made to the Committee on Finance

[Page   ] (Blank)

 

Mr Hull read the Finance which rec’d and laid on the Table.

           

            Mr Hull offered the following Resolution Resolved that Mell Memorial Exercises be held at 11o’clock AM on Wednesday instead of Wednesday instead of Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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            Mr Erwin made the Report of the Committee of Library which was recd & adopted

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            Mr Jackson offered the following resolution.

            Resolved That the Bank where the Deposits of this University are now kept be requested to remit the $24335 charged as interest on over checks, and that the Treasurer

 

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in case of the refusal of the Bank to comply with this request, without a satisfactory explanation, without be instructed to change to change (sic) the deposit to such Bank so will not make such charges.

 

            Mr Erwin moved a Substitute

 

Resolved that in future the Treasure be instructed not pay interest on over checks provided an arrangement to that effect can be made with either of the Banks of the City.

 

            Which was rejected & Mr Jackson’s resolution was adopted

 

            The Board then took a recess to attend the address of Mr J.L. Hardeman to the Literary Societies after which they reconvened.

 

            Mr Fannin appeared & took his seat

 

Mr Livingstone made a personal statement in reference to a newspaper statement charges that had been made against him in reference to a speech he had made in the Presbyterian Centennial Assembly in Atlanta.

 

            He emphatically denied making any such charge against the University. He said he only stated what prejudices they would have they would have (sic) to over come in the Public Mind not that he endorsed them – He did

 

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say and he now reiterates that in his opinion that there is a great want of discipline in all of our Colleges.

 

            Mr Byrd was excused from attendance at this session.

 

            Mr Cobb read an abstract of the proceedings of the Prudential Committee which was rec’d & referred to the Special Committee on the Experimental Station.

 

            The following resolution by Mr Hull was rec’d and laid the table –

 

            Resolved that Dr John P. Campbell of Baltimore West Virginia be elected to fill the chair of Biology Natural History & physiology for the term of one year.

 

            On Motion of Dr Hamilton The Report of the Committee on apparatus was taken from taken from (sic) the table and adopted (Page       ) [blank]

 

            On motion of Col Billups the Board took a recess until 3 P.M.

 

            3 P.M. July 9th 1888

 

            The Board reconvened – Mr Brown and Mr Miller appeared and took their seats.

 

            The special order of the day being the election of a Chancellor –

 

            Mr Fannin made a personal statement in reference to a pair between him and Mr D.B. Hamilton.

 

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            The Board went into an election for Chancellor and which resulted in the election of Dr J G.B Stricklen of Atlanta

 

            On motion of Mr Barrow the Board then went into an election to fill the vacancy in the Board caused by the death of Judge Samuel Hall – which resulted in the election of Col John Screven of Savannah.

           

            Mr Hull offered the following which was adopted –

 

            Resolved that Senator Brown be requested by this Board to secure the detail by the Secretary of War or Navy of a United States Officer as Instructor of Military Tactics in the University.

 

            Mr Fannin was excused from further

 

            The Board then took a recess until Tuesday Morning until 9 A.M.

 

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            The Board met according to adjournment.

 

            Mr Gresham called Mr Billups to the chair and then offered the following resolution.

 

            Resolved that the appropriation of three hundred Dollars ($300) for drainage to be considered –

            Which was agreed to.

 

            The minutes minutes (sic) were read and approved.

 

            Mr Gresham then moved to strike out the $300 for drainage was agreed to.

 

            On Motion of Mr Erwin the Resolutions passed by the Medical Dept and the North Ga Agriculture College in reference to the late Chancellor Mell were read and ordered spread on the Minutes.

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            Mr Livingstone by request introduced a proposition from the Classic City Business College for a connection with the University which was on motion of Mr Hull was laid on the Table.

 

            On Motion of Mr Thomas the minutes of the Prudential Committee were approved.

 

            On Motion of Mr Yancey the following resolution was adopted.

 

            Resolved –

That the Secty & Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the University be unjoined not to over draw on any ap-

 

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propriations of money made by the Board and of any appropriation of money shall not be exhausted the remainder shall revert to the Treasury of the Board. The Prudential committee may assume the responsibility to use such funds to meet an emergency.

 

            Resolved – that the Secretary  & Treasurer of this Board be required to have his Report ready ready (sic) to be audited by the auditing and presented to the Chairman of the Finance Committee that he may be enabled to present his report on the first day of the Annual meeting of this Report on Friday preceeding (sic) the third Wednesday in June.

 

            Resolved that the Secretary & Treasurer shall keep a cash book showing amount of Money of Money (sic) received during the Fiscal year & the amount of his warrant drawn on appropriations specifying the object of such warrant

           

            The Board then took a recess to hear the address of Mr A.R. Lawton Jr. before the Alumni Society.

 

            Board reconvened after Mr Lawton’s address.

 

            Mr Hull moved to take up the Report of the Finance Committee which on motion of Mr Humber was laid on the table for the present & the Report of the Committee on Branch Colleges was then taken up in Mr Humber’s motion.

 

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            Mr Yancey offered the following resolution which was on motion by consent referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

            Resolved that hereafter the Treasurer pay to each Trustee attending Annual sessions of called meetings of this Board, his actual expenses incurred in attending & estimated expenses in returning home by the usual line of travel. Each Trustee presenting to the Treasurer a statement of such Expenses.

 

            Mr Yancey then as Chairman of the Committee on Branch Colleges made his Report which was acted upon by sections [Page  (Blank)

 

Section 1st was adopted.

 

The report was then laid on the table for the present and a motion was made and made (sic) and carried to take up the Finance Report

 

            Mr Felton was excused after today. The Board then took a recess until 3 ½ P.M.

 

            3 ½ P.M. Tuesday

 

By unanimous consent the pending business was temporarily suspended and Mr Jackson offered the following resolution touching the vacant Chancellorship.

 

Whereas at the meeting of this Board which was convened in Feby soon after the death of Chancellor Mell an election to fill the vacancy in the office of Chancellor of

 

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The University of Georgia was postponed until the Commencement to enable the members of the Board to Communicate with gentlemen deemed available for that honorable position and who would undertake the duties of the office.

 

And where as at the election held on yesterday the name of Dr G.B. Strickler was presented and supported by a majority of the Board, under assurances from the representatives of such majority that there was every reason to suppose he would accept.

 

And where as upon his election he immediately notified a member of this Board that he would not accept the Chancellorship thus leaving the University without a head.

 

Therefore be it Resolved that this Board do not now proceed to an election for the reasons above stated.

 

2nd        That upon the conclusion of the work now to be performed, it adjourn to meet on the first Saturday in October next for the purpose of then selecting a Chancellor and the transaction of such other business as may be brought before it.

 

3rd        That Prof. L.H. Charbonnier be quested (sic) to continue in the discharge of the duties of acting chancellor until that time

 

4th        That whilst the supporters of Prof. H.

 

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C. White could now elect him, yet in an honest endeavor to secure harmony in this Board and united action in building up this Institution they refrain from so doing and adjourn until the first Saturday in October next to give time for further reflection.

 

5th        That the Secretary of this Board at once confer with Prof. Charbonnier an ascertain whether he would comply with the request of the Board to continue in the discharge of the duties of acting Chancellor until that office is filled.

 

            Mr Erwin offered the following as a substitute for Mr Jackson’s resolution:

 

            Resolved that the Secretary be instructed to notify Dr Strickler of his election to the Chancellorship of the University and to request his acceptance of the same.

 

            In the event Dr Strickler shall decline to accept the position a meeting of the Trustees shall be held in Atlanta for the purpose of filing the vacancy in the office of chancellor on the 1st Saturday in October 1888

 

            In the meantime Dr L.H. Charbonnier is requested to continue to act as Chancellor under the arrangement now existing.

 

            The substitute of Mr Erwin was rejected

 

            Mr Russell moved to strike out

 

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Section 4th of Mr Jackson’s resolution which was agreed to.

 

Mr Hammond demanded the yeas & nays on Mr Jackson’s resolution.

 

            The Secretary was instructed to proceed with the call & pending the announcement of the result by the Secretary Mr Meldrim moved to lay the resolution on the table.

 

            The chair ruled Mr Meldrim’s motion out of order.

 

            Mr Meldrim appealed from the decision of the chair and the Board sustained Mr Meldrim’s appeal and the decision of the Chair was over ruled.

 

            Where upon the motion of Mr. Meldrim was adopted and Mr Jackson’s resolution was laid on the table.

 

            On motion of Mr Meldrim the Secretary was directed to inform Dr Strickler of his election as chancellor of the University and to request his acceptance.

 

            Mr Billups moved take a recess to attend the Junior Exercises which was lost.

 

            The Board then took up the Finance

  1st Sec            Salaries                                    was adopted

  2nd  “  Servants                         “         “

  3rd  “   Fuel                                “         “

  4th  “   Water Supply                 “         “

  5th  “   Repairs                           “         “

  6th  “   Purchase of Apparatus was adopted

 

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  7” Sect           Chemicals                                 was adopted

  8”       Insurance                                     “        “

  9”       Catalogues, Advertising & Printing    “        “

10”       Postage & Stationary                   “        “

11”       Incidentals                                   “        “

12”       Commencement Sermon                          “        “

13”       Music                                          “        “

15”       Travelling Expenses of Chancellor     “        “

 

            Mr Hollis moved to amend the Report as to Branch Colleges so as to appropriate $5000 of the “Land Scrip Fund” and $1000 of the Gilmer Fund to the Branch Colleges.

 

            The report as amended was then adopted as a whole.   [Page   ] (Blank)

 

            The Board resumed the consideration of the Report on Branch Colleges.

 

Section 2nd       Was adopted

 

     “      3rd        In reference to the Gilmer Fund Mr Reese moved to amend as follows –

Resolved that a distribution of the Gilmer Fund be so made that five hundred dollars be appropriated to Dahlonega & that the remaining sum sum (sic) of five hundred dollars be distributed between Thomasville & Milledgeville on a basis of Scholars per capita.

                        Mr Felton to amend by adding

 

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Cuthbert with Thomasville & Milledgeville which was agreed to

 

            The Report of the Branch Colleges as thus amended was adopted as a whole

 

            Mr Hammond chairman of the Committee on Laws & Discipline offered the following resolution which was adopted

 

            The Committee on Laws and Discipline recommend that the several degrees recommended by the Faculty as set forth in the Report of the Chairman of the Faculty, be and they are here by conferred.

 

            On motion the election of a President of the Branch College at Cuthbert  was gone into which resulted in the unanimous election of Prof.                   [Blank] Clarke

 

            On motion of Mr Hull the Board proceeded to the election of a Tutor to take place of Prof. C.M. Strahan (promoted) which resulted in the unanimous election of Mr. A.L. Franklin

 

            The Chairman of Experimental Station made his Report as Chairman of the Experimental Station – which was adopted –

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            Mr Hull moved to take from the table the resolution in reference to a Professor of Biology which was agreed to an Dr Jno D Campbell was unanimously elected.

 

            Mr Grady gave notice of applica-

 

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tion for the application of L.L.D for Doctors A.W. Calhoun and W.F. Westmoreland.

 

            Messrs Livingstone, Humber, Little, Hollis & Reese were excused from further attendance.

 

            On motion of Mr McCord the memorial of Dr Dr.  (sic) P.H. Mell was ordered spread on the minutes

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            On motion of Mr Livingstone the time of adjournment in Sept was reconsidered.

 

            Whereupon on motion of Mr. Livingstone the following resolution was adopted.

 

            Resolved that this Board when it adjourns on Wednesday reconvene in Atlanta at the Kimball House on Friday the 5th of October next at 330 PM to transact such business as may be brought before it.

 

            The Board then took a recess until 9 AM Wednesday morning.

 

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            Board met according to adjournment

 

The minutes were read & approved.

 

            Mr Yancey asked time to write out his protest that he gave notice on Saturday afternoon, which was granted.

           

            The Secretary read a telegram from Dr G.B. Strickler as follows “Chancellorship respectfully declined”

 

            Mr Hammond as chairman of the Committee on Laws & Discipline made following report on Mr Yancey resolution which received & laid on the table.

 

            The Com on Laws & Discipline to which was referred the proposed resolution to pay his expenses when attending Commencement out of the Funds in the hans (sic) of this Board Report adversely. In this they are unanimous though perhaps for different for different (sic) reasons.

 

            Some of the reasons are that by the constitution we hold all appropriations by the State &c for the University & it is not clear that the proposed payment to ourselves for the purpose mentioned would be for such use. It would be singular if we had authority so to appropriate the funds in our hands to ourselves & without limit except our own sense of sight. No officer can take compensation for his work without a law declaring his right & fixing the amount or appropriating some tribunal to fix the same

 

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Athens, July Wednesday 12 1888

            The Code mentions “Trustees” and “Visitors” of the University. As to Trustees compensation of “Trustees” it is silent: that of visitors is then definitely fixed.

 

The mention of the one excludes the others

 

It is said that Trustees were once so paid – We have not opportunity to examine that nor why or how; if so it was changed. But even if it be lawful for us to make such disposition of the funds we oppose it & therefor do not think an enquiring (sic) into the history profitable for this report.

 

            If per diem & mileage or expenses it should be paid the compensation should be made by the Legislature upon its own motion

 

            N.J. Hammond Chm.

 

            On motion of Mr Hull the fiscal year of the University shall end May 31st 188

 

            Mr Cobb offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted:

 

            Whereas in 1856 the degree of A.M. was conferred by this University on Joseph N. Whitner a graduate of the class of 1847.

 

            And whereas by mistake the secretary entered it upon the minutes as John C Whitner.

 

            Therefore be it resolved that the Secty be directed to correct said minutes to correct said minutes (sic) so that they shall show that degree of A.M. was conferred on said Joseph N. Whitner in 1856

 

            Notice was given of application for Honorary Degree –

 

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            Henry F. Hoyt & A.M. Williams for D.D.         H.D. Williams degree of A.M.

           

            Mr Barrow as chairman of the Committee on the Law Department made his Report which rec’d and adopted.                           (Page   ) [Blank]

 

            Mr Hammond offered the following resolution which was adopted.

 

            Resolved – That Professor Charbonnier be requested to continue to act as Chairman of the Faculty under the arrangement made in February last as to salary until the election of a Chancellor.

 

            The Chairman announced as the Board of control of Experimental Station

                                    Messrs.            Hull Chairman

                                    Thomas                        Erwin,              McDaniel

                                    Billups              Felton       &     McCord

 

            Mr Russell made his report as chairman of the Committee on the Charles McDonald Brown Fund.

            Page [     ] (Blank)

 

            The Board took a recess to attend the Senior Exercises and then reconvened

 

            Mr Jackson from the same Committee as Mr Russell, made a minority (sic)

 

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which after much discussion was adopted.

            Page[      ] (Blank)

 

            Mr Cobb offered the following the following (sic) resolution which was agreed to.

 

            Whereas Mr Thomas has stated to this Board that he could not attend to the duties of a  member of the Board of Control of the Experimental Station without detriment to his business engagements

 

            Resolved That he be excused from service on that Board.

 

            The Chair then appointed Mr Barrow in his place.

 

            Mr Meldrim offered the following resolution which was adopted.

 

            Resolved that the Professors of Law by and with the concurrence of the Presidential Committee be authorized to invite such distinguished Judges and Lawyers of the State as they may select to deliver one or more lectures each to the Law Department – such lectures to be open to all students. Provided that no expense to the University is incurred.

 

            Resolved further that the names of such Lectures be published in the annual Catalogue

 

            Mr Barrow offered the following resolution which agreed to.

 

            Resolved that Prof. Chas M Strahan

 

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in addition to his duties in the Experimental he also assigned to duty in the Analytical Chemical department of the University with no additional salary.

 

            Mr Russell gave notice of application of the degree of A.B. for J.D.C. Parker of Gainesville Ga.

 

            Mr Meldrim gave notice of the application for the Degree of A.M. for Rabbi J.P. Mendez

 

            The Chair then announced the following Committees.

 

Finance

        Hull                     Chairman

McIntyre          McCord

Felton               Jackson

 

Auditing Committee

Hull Chairman & Erwin

 

Law Department

Barrow Chairman

Reese & Hollis

 

Honorary Degrees

The Chancellor Chairman

Billups & Cobb

 

Buildings & Ground

Thomas Chairman

Meldrim, Russell & Humber

 

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Library

Erwin   Chairman

Stovall, Cumming

 

Agriculture & Agricultural Farm

Russell Chairman

Fannin, Byrd & Humber

 

            The Board then adjourned to meet in Atlanta at Kimball House at 330 PM October 5th 1888

 

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To the Board of Trustees of the

            University of Georgia,

            Gentlemen

 

            As chairman of the Faculty, I beg leave to present the following report.

 

            But, first, the respect in which I hold the memory of our deceased chancellor, prompts me to pause a moment and pay him a tribute justly due.

 

            Dr. Mell, with whom I was associated for twenty two years, and whom I had every opportunity of observing, possessed in the highest degree the qualifications necessary for an administrative officer. He had, at all times, and under all circumstances, perfect control of others. As an evidence of the success of his administration, we can print to the confidence in the University which he inspired over the State, as a consequence of which the attendance on the departments of at Athens, increased from 149, during the first year of his administration, to 215 during the present session. The intercourse between the Faculty and the Chancellor, during his administration, has been characterized by the most cordial relations and the greatest confidence in his ability to govern prudently and wisely.

 

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Athens, July 6th 1888

The attendance in the departments at Athens for the present session 1887-1888 has been.

In Franklin College       158     

In the State College        57

In the Law Class                         20

Total at Athens             216 (sic) [235]

 

For information as to the attendance in the respective departments of instruction, I beg leave to refer you to page 69 of the catalogue.

 

Attendance at the Judicial Department 100

 

Attendance at the Branch Colleges:

 

North Georgia Agricultural College:      

In College classes           73

In preparatory department          70

Total                            143

Of which 120 are males

And          23 females

 

South Georgia College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts:

In college classes                        32

In preparatory department        136

Total                            168

Of which 124 are males

And          44 are females.

 

Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural

 

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College,

In college classes                                  145

In preparatory department                    287

Total                                        442 (sic) [432]

Of which 205 are males

And       235 are females.          (sic)

 

Total attendance in all Departments 1074

 

            When at your meeting, in February, you did me the honor to appoint me librarian of the Faculty, I did not receive information of your action until late at night after the Board had adjourned; and hence, had no opportunity to receive from the Board, instructions as to what course I should pursue. Upon conference with members of the Prudential Committee, I was informed that the Board was aware that the duties of my chair kept my time fully occupied, and that I was not expected to visit the Branch Colleges, as it is the Chancellors duty to do, unless I could arrange it conveniently to my other duties. I found that, thus late in the session. I could not arrange my course of lectures, so as to enable me to absent myself from the University for the time required for the visit to the colleges, which I concluded to abandon, regarding my duties here as of first importance, and I wrote to the Presidents

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of the colleges giving my reasons for not attending their commencements. Having thus been prevented from visiting these colleges have in report to make of their condition; the statistical information, above given, has been furnished in by their respective Presidents.

           

It has been the policy of the Faculty after the death of the Chancellor, to continue to administer the University in the line followed by Dr. Mell, as it was not deemed wise to make any changes, if any were necessary, during the course of a session already more than half advanced. I am glad to be able to state the fact that there has been during the year no flagrant breach of discipline; and that the relations between Faculty and students continue to be cordial.

 

            I do not deem it my duty to make to your board any suggestions as to any changes, if any be necessary, in the administrations of the institution. Being only chairman of the Faculty, called to fill an interregnum caused by vacancy in the office of Chancellor, it would be out of taste in me to take advantage of the present occasion to lay before you

           

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views peculiarly my own. The present moment bringing with it a change in the administrative head is a critical period in the history of the institution; and the situation should, in my opinion, not be complicated by the introduction of new measures, or changes in old ones. Nor can the University suffer by delay in making changes that might be deemed advisable. The institution has, under Dr Mell’s administration had a successful period of ten years; it can surely go on for a year longer without detriment to itself – and further, the chancellor of the University, to whom is committed the general superintendence of the interests and reputation of the institution, of right ought to have a voice in shaping the policy of its management. I hold it would be unfair to the incoming Chancellor to load him with untried regulations or changes. I think it due to him that he should be allowed to take the institution as it stands. Our laws and regulations, under which we have been nurturing for ten years are sufficient for a year longer if they are firmly and wisely administered. If after the Chancellor has

 

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become acquainted with our customs and wants and with the views of his Faculty, he agrees with us that certain changes may be necessary, then will be the time for them to be presented to your Board.

 

            The thanks of the Board are, I think due A.A. Lipscomb, the venerable ex-chancellor of the University, who consented, although in feeble health, to assist the Institution he had served so faithfully, and carry on the duties of Dr Mell’s chair during the remainder of the session. The Doctor, I am happy to state, has been able to carry on fully the duties of the chair, so that the instruction in the department of Ethics and metaphysics was unbroken save during the fin weeks of the fatal illness of Chancellor Mell.

 

            The minutes of your Prudential Committee will furnish you the information about the establishment of the Experimental Station, under the provisions of the Hatch bill.

 

The fund for the year ending July 1 has been received and has been appropriated so as to equip the station and get it ready for work. It is highly desirable that

 

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the fund in future, should be so appropriated as to bring the station, now established, to the high state of efficiency attained by those which have been for some time in operation in other states. Aside from its real use to our agricultural interests, a well equipped and efficient station will prove one of the best means of popularizing the University in our state.

 

The Faculty recommend for graduation the following members of the Senior Class;

 

For the Degree of Master of Arts;

R.W. Almon

W.Y. Brown

A.L. Franklin

  1.                                                       T.W. Reed.

 

For the Degree of Civil & Mining Engineer:

A.L. Franklin

 

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts:

J.C. Boone       A.W. Griggs

J.E. Boston       T.R. Hardwick

N.R. Broyles    W.M. Hawes

F.W. Coile       A. Heyman

H.M. Comer, Jr.           J.G. Jarrell

E.C. Davis        L.L. Knight

W.A. Davis      J.D. Little

H.U. Downing J.C. Mell

 

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P.H. Estes        W.H. Quarterman

J.R. Evans        W.E. Thomas

22.                                           W.M. Glass      Q.L. Williford

 

For the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering:

J.W. Daniel

O.S. Davis

A. McCarrell

W.A. Kennon

5.                                                         G.A. Whitehead.

 

For the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy:

                                                J.A. Barnes                  A. Heyman

                                                E.J. Bondurant              G.A. Mercer, Jr.

                                                L.M. Brand                  W.L. Moore

                                                E.B. Cohen                  W.H. Quarterman

                                                T.M. Cunningham         V.L. Smith

11                                            J.B.H. Day                   F.W. Wright

 

The Faculty of the Law Department recommend the following students for graduation with the Degree of Bachelor of Law:                                         William Kinnard

                                                Lewis B. Brand                        William T. Lane

                                                Arnold Broyles             Brick L. Miller

                                                Frank Z. Curry             John B. Moon

                                                Toliver P. Eberhart       Lucien L. Ray  

                                                Walter L. Hodges                     John L. Ritch

                                                Albert Howell               Walter E. Steed

                                                James A. Hixon                        Robert V. Swain

19                                            Frank M Hughes                      William P. Wallis.

 

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Albert S. Johnson

Bartow B. Johnson.

 

I transmit to you a package containing the applications of nineteen young men for the benefit of the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund. Each application will be found contained in a separate envelope, with all the papers required and the examinations which each applicant was required to stand, in accordance with the rules. The examinations have been graded by the proper professors and the marks, together with the averages will be found endorsed on the face of each envelope.

 

            The following list gives the names of the students, now in the University, under the benefit of the fund, with the averages they have made, in their respective classes during the present session;

 

            Junior Class:

            J.R. Cooper     85.07   J.W. Arnold     87.09

            H.C. Polhill       88.00   J.W. Bennett    93.18

            W.M. Hartsfield           98.27   J.H. Barr          87.19

                                                B.W. Hall         87.79

                                                W.C. Horton    77.61

 

Mess. W.M. Glass, W.G. Brown, W.M. Hawes, and M.R. Hall have completed their

 

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course and their places become vacant.

 

I should be happy to give the Board at any time, any further information they may desire and which may be able to furnish.

 

            Respectfully submitted

            L.H. Charbonnier

            Chairman Faculty.

 

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To the Board of Trustees:

            Your committee on Finance report the following assets of the University on July 5th 1888.

 

First: General Fund

Debt of the State of Georgia @8%                               100000.

Obligation of  “    “        “      @7%                                 18000.

 

  1. Terrell Fund:

Obligation of the State @7%                                  200000

 

  1. Landscript Fund:

Obligation of the State @7%                                  152000.

Amount held by the governor                                    90202.17.

 

  1. Chas. McDonald Brown Fund

Obligation of the State @7%                                    50000

 

  1. Chas. F. McCoy Fund

Ga RR 6% Bonds. Coupons cut off to 1875             20000

 

  1. George R. Gilmer Fund

Obligation of the state @7%                                     15000

 

Total Assets                                                           $465202.17.

 

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The Receipts from all Sources for the year ending July 5th, 1888 were as follows.

 

Cash in Bank July 5th 1887                                 3499.36

Interest on General Fund                                                 9260.

      “       “  Terrell Fund                                                  1400.

      “       “  Landscript Fund                             16954.15

      “       “  Gilmer Fund                                                 1050.

Commissions on Brown Fund (5 yrs)                    500.

Interest on Brown Fund                                                  3500.

Appropriation by Legislature for Dahlonega                     5000.

Received from Rents                                             515.

       “          “    students in Laboratory                  195.

      “           “    Matriculation Fees                                  1900.

       “          “    sale of cotton                                  72.25

       “          “    Library Fees                                 950.   

                        Total                                        44,795.76

 

The Expenditures for the same period:

 

Salaries of Officers                                           21619.75

Branch Colleges                                                             5000.

Brown Scholarship Fund                                                 3790.

Library Account                                                             1166.

Dahlonega on act of Repairs                               1493.80

General Expenses                                                           6134.24

            Balance:

Unexpended Bal Library Fund     519.95         

          “           “    Brown     “   1802.25

          “           “    General   “    3269.77                        5591.97

            Total                                                    44795.76

 

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The Condition of each Fund will be seen from the following statements:

General & Terrell Fund:

Balance to cr. July 5th 1888                    2567.87

Interest received                                               10660

Laboratory Fees                                                   195.

Rents & Matriculation Fees                     2415.

Commission on Gilmer & Brown Funds                550.

Amt paid Salaries                                             16387.87            9534.87

Appropriation to General Fund                                                   4290.19

            Balance                                                                          2562.81

                                                            16387.87.        16387.87

Landscript Fund                                                     

Sale of Cotton                                            72.25

Interest received                                               16954.16

Balance to Dr 1887                                2799.24           1896.71

      “       “   “  1888                                                     

Amt paid Salaries                                                                     11364.88

   “      “   General Fund                                                   2564.06

   “      “   Branch Colleges                                                          4000.

                                                            19825.65         19825.65

Chas McDonald Brown Fund:             

Bal to cr. July 5th 1887                           2092.25

Interest received                                                 3500.               3290

Paid Beneficiaries                                                             500

   “    Commissions (5 yrs)                                                           1802.25

Balance                                                              5592.25           5592.25

 

Gilmer Fund                                        

Interest Received                                                1050                    50.

Amt Paid Commissions                        

  “       “    Branch Colleges                                                         1000.

  1. 1050.

 

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Library Fund

Balance to cr. July 5th 1887                      735.95

Fees Received                                          950.

Amt paid Librarians Salary                                                250.

  “      “    Books                                                                           916.

Balance                                                                                        519.95

                                                              1685.95           1685.95

Balance Sheet.                                        Dr                    Cr

General & Terrell Fund                                                   2562.81

Appropriation to Dahlonega for repairs                           3506.20

Landscript Fund                                                 2799.24

Brown Fund                                                                   1802.25

Library Fund                                                                    519.95

Cash on hand                                         5591.97

                                                              8391.21           8391.21

 

Estimated Income 1888-89

Available for General Expenses.

 

Cash on hand

Interest on General Fund                                                             9260

     “        “  Terrell     “                                                    1400

     “        “  Landscript  “                                                           16954.16

Matriculation Fees                                                          1950.

Rents of Professors Houses                                              515.

Gilmer Fund                                                                   1050.

Commission from Brown Fund                                          100.

 

Total                                                                            31229.16

 

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The Appropriation of $15000.per annum from the General Government for the support of an Experimental Station in connection with the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, will enable the University by distributing its assets, to Appropriate to much needed purposes a sum approximating $8000. The following scheme, which is presented for your consideration will indicate how this may be done.

 

Salary Account                        

Chancellors                              Gen. Fund.       Landsrip                       Station              Total

Salary                                       1500                1500                                        3000

Prof Mathematics                                 1000                1000                                        2000

   “   Physics & Meteorologist     875                  875                  500                2250

   “   Modern Languages                       1000                1000                                        2000

   “   Ancient         “                   2000                                                                2000

   “   Chemistry & Sta. Chem      750                  750                1000                2500

Asst. chemist to Station                                                             1250                1250

    “    Belle Letters & English    1000                1000                                        2000

    “    Engineering                                             2000                                        2000

    “    Agriculture & Director                               500                2000                2500

    “    Biology                             500                  500                1000                2000

    “    Geology & Mineralogy     500                  500                1000                2000

    “    Military Tactics                 250                  750                                        1000

Tutor in Anc. Lang. & Eng.         400                  400                                          800

Treasurer                                    400                  400                  400                1200

Inspecting buildings                     250                                                                  250

Totals                                       10425               11175             7150                 28750

 

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By this arrangement the teaching force of the University will be increased by three Professors while the expenditure from the General and Landscript Funds over that of last year on Salary account will be only $550

 

To meet the requirements of the University we recommend the following appropriations for the ensuing year.

 

Salaries of officers                                28750

Branch Colleges                                                 5000

Servants on Campus                                 400

Fuel                                                          200

Water Supply                                           200

Repairs on Buildings                               2015

Purchase of New Apparatus                     150

Chemicals                                                 100

Insurance on Buildings                              550

Catalogue, Advertising & Printing                          300

Postage & Stationary                                150

Incidentals                                                150

Commencement Sermon                                         20

Music                                                       150

Medals                                                       36

Traveling expenses of Chancellor                          100

                                                            38271

 

Librarian to be paid out of Library Fund              $350.

 

 

           

 

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Of the amount recommended for Salaries of Officers it will be sure that $7150 will be chargeable to the Stations fund. Deducting this amount we have Estimated Receipts           31229.16

Appropriations recommended                                                               31121.16

                                                                                                                108.16

 

Your committee has no further suggestions to make in regard to the Appropriation for the Experimental Station, deeming it wise to refer the matter to the Board for its consideration.

 

Respectfully Submitted

            For the Committee

A.L. Hull

            Chairman

 

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Athens, July 9th 1888

 

To the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia

 

            Gentlemen:

 

            I beg to submit my report as Treasurer for the year 1887 – 1888 this statement has been somewhat delayed because of other pressing and imperative engagements connected with the discharge of my duties of my duties (sic) as Treasurer which have called me away from the city during the pass month and rendered it impossible that I should give that attention to the mere matter of accounts, which was necessary to have the statement in proper shape upon the meeting of the Board.

 

            I desire to call attention to the following item of the report:

 

            Expenditures on account of Branch Colleges during the past year appear to have amounted to $6493.80, whilst the appropriation therefore was only $5,000.00. The additional $1493.80 represents the amount expended for repairs at Dahlonega, and constituted no part of the $5000.00 appropriated by this Board. This expenditure from

 

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the Legislation appropriation was made under authority of the act of the Legislature.

 

            There appears also to have been expended on account of “Repairs” $1948.51, whilst the appropriation for this purpose was only $1710.00. By an examination of the appropriations made for the current year, the Board will discover that $190.00 was ordered to paid to Dr W.L. Jones on account of repairs.” Adding this to the $1710.00, makes the entire appropriation for this purpose $1900.00. Therefore the amount expended beyond the appropriation is $48.51, and I took the responsibility of paying out of this sum in order to make certain changes in the doors of this, “the Library Room,” which seemed to me essential to the health and comfort of the students and other persons using the room.

 

            The expenditures on account of salaries were $21619.75, whilst the appropriations only amounted to $21050.00. This overpayment resulted from the additional expenditures which became necessary and were authorized on the death of the death (sic) of the late lamented chancellor. I paid to Mrs. Well the salary of her deceased husband

 

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up to April 1st of the current year. Professor Charbonnier’s salary commenced on February 17th last. Dr Lipscomb was also employed to fill the chair which Dr Mell had occupied. An additional amount of $200.00 was also allowed to the treasurer on account of salary. Therefore the following expenditures, beyond the appropriations, on account of salary were ordered by the Board. Paid to Prof. Charbonnier as acting Chancellor                                                 $125.00

Paid to Lipscomb                                                 $250.00

   “    “  Treasurer                                                  $200.00

                                                                  575.00

Regular appropriation for salaries                      $21050.00

                                                            $21625.00

Deduct amount actually expended                     $21619.75

Amount unexpended                                     $5.25

 

The expenditures of $8.95, over and above the amount appropriated on account of Chemicals, $100.00, is nearly met by the amounts collected from the students and not expended.

Collected from students for Laboratory fees         $195.00

Of this fund, amount expended                 $192.72

                                                                     2.28

 

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Deducting from over expenditures of             $8.95

                                                                    $2.28

Leaves over – expended                                           $6.67

 

The over-expenditure on account of servants resulted from the absolute necessity of employing additional labor on the campus. Repeated notices were served by the City – Council that the privy should be cleared, and a considerable portion of the $77.80 was expended in the employment of labor to this end. This work had to be done at night. There were changes in the labor during the year which caused a slightly increased expenditure. The work was as economically done as was possible under the circumstances.

 

            The over-expenditure of $353.90 on account of printing resulted from the payment of bills which were rendered during the year 1886-1887, and which had not been rendered up to last Commencement. Fifty dollars was also expended for the publication of the letters of Dr Mell, which expenses was not considered at the time of the appropriation. This was done as the request of Dr Mell, and was to manifest interest of the University. The cost of the Catalogue above was $160.00 which

 

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was more than was contemplated by the Finance Committee. All of these matters will appear from the vouchers submitted to the Committee. The catalogue could not have been printed for any less sum. The price fixed was the result of competition.

 

            I beg to refer to the accompanying statement of cash account.

 

            Respectfully submitted.

            Lamar Cobb

            Treasurer.

 

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Atlanta Athens Ga. July 5th 1888.

 

Finance Report of Lamar Cobb Sec & Treas. To the Board of Trustees, University of Ga.

 

Balance on hand July 5th/87 Receipts since

General Fund Balance                   671.16

Library                                         735.95

Brown                                        2092.25

Recd Interest on Landscript Fund         16954.15

                         General         “   9260.

                         Terrell       “       1400.

                         Gilmer       “       1050.

                         Brown       “       3500.

            Comm       “               “     500.

Matriculation Fees                      1900.

Library                                         950.

Rents                                            515.

For Dahlonega Branch                5000.

                                                44528.51

Laboratory Fees                                       195.

Sale of Cotton (Exp Farm).             72.25

                                                44795.76

 

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Expenditures & Remainders

 

Brown Fund.                                          3790.

Branch Colleges.                                                5000.

Repairs at Dahlonega                              1493.80

Library                                                   1166.

Salaries                                                            21619.75

Catalogue Printing & Advertising                          653.90

21540 of this for preceding year.

Chemicals                                                108.95

Laboratory                                              192.72

Sermon                                                                 20

Experimental Farm                                   500

Fuel                                                         215.70

Insurance                                                 545.25

Interest                                                    243.35

Incidentals                                               276.88

Music                                                      225

Postage & Stationary                               125.46

Water Rent                                              140.62

Repairs                                                    194.85

Servants                                                              479.30

Phil  – Appar.                                          250.22

Laboratory                                              208.38                      6134.24

 

Balances July 5th/ 88 on Gilmer Fund    3269.77

                                   Library    “                        519.95

                                   Brown     “                    1802.25                        5591.97

                                                                                    44795.70

 

Consisting of advance to Exp. Station    3510.80

Bal. in Nat. Bank                                              2081.17

                                                             5591.97

 

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Athens, Ga. July 10th, 1888

 

To the Trustees:

            The Committee to whom was referred the question of the establishment of the Experimental Station, especially in the matter of proposing a scheme for its organization and control, respectfully report that the amount of detail work necessary in its establishment and control, that in the opinion of the committee, it is difficult if not impossible of proper execution by the general Board.

 

            We therefore recommend, that the Board appoint a special “Board of Control of the Experimental Station,” composed of seven members, three of whom shall be residents of Athens who shall be charged with the duty of superintending the management and work of the Station.

 

            The officers and employees of the Station shall be appointed by said Board of Control and their compensation fixed by the same, (other than those officers already appointed.)

 

The Board of Control shall annually make a report to this Board, of the operations and affairs of the Station, including a detailed account of all expenditures.

 

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The actual expenses of those members of the Board of Control who do not reside in Athens, in attending meetings, shall be paid out of the funds of the Station.

 

The officers and employees of the Station, shall be as followers, as nearly as the said Board may be able to carry out the same.

 

  1. Director.
  2. Chief Chemist
  3. Two Assistant Chemists.
  4. Meteorologist.
  5. Biologist.
  6. Botanist.
  7. Pathologist.
  8. Agriculturist.
  9. Horticulturist.
  10. Dairyman.
  11. Laborers.

 

All of which is respectfully submitted,

W.W. Thomas

Chairman Com.

 

Committee.

Thomas.

Hull.

Humber.

Erwin.

Billups.

 

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To the Trustees,

            Your Committee on Buildings and Grounds in making this their annual report transmit herewith the report of the Inspector, giving a full and complete exposition of the condition and needs of this department.

 

  1. We recommend that the whole of the $5000 appropriated by the Legislature for repairs, be applied to the repairing and refitting of the Old College building as a Dormitory.

 

  1. That the so much of the New College or so much thereof as may be necessary it be fitted up for Lecture and Recitation Rooms.

 

  1. That the building known as Philosophical Hall be closed until needed instead of being torn down.

 

  1. That the upper story of the Ivy Building be devoted to the accommodation of the Law Department, which absolutely requires increased room, and

 

  1. That the other repairs mentioned below, be made during the next fiscal year.

 

If these recommendations should be adopted by the Board, appropriations to carry them out, will be

 

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needed as follows, -

 

Chapel                             $65.00             $65.00

Moore College                   40.00               40.00

Ivy Building                      190.00             100.00

Prof. Morris’ dwelling       500.00             400.00         (“Appropriated” written sideways in Chancellor’s dwelling             200.00     200.00             the margin.)

Prof Woodfin’s dwelling               110.00             110.00

Prof Wilcox’s dwelling      100.00             100.00

New Privy                        200.00             200.00

New College building        700.00             300.00

Sundries                                       100.00             900.00

Total                            $2505.00         $2315.00

 

            The Committee takes pleasure in bearing renewed testimony to the care and efficiency, with which the Inspector has discharged his duties, during the year.

 

            Respectfully submitted,

            For the committee.

            W.W. Thomas.

            Chairman.

 

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            The Committee on laws and discipline make the following report upon the matters referred to it; we recommend

 

1st        That from the proviso to the law. As to degrees the figures “50” be stricken and “75” be inserted; but they shall not apply to the class of 1888 and of 1889 as to its Junior year

 

2nd          That the exercises of the University open on the 3rd Wednesday in September 1888 and annually hereafter and close the 3rd Wednesday in June annually.

 

3rd        That the minimum age for admission into the College be hereafter sixteen years.

 

4th        We think the present requirement of Scholarship for admission high enough when coupled with the increased age above recommended. We urge in future strict examinations and the rejection of any not qualified by the law of the University.

 

            N.J. Hammond.

            Chairman.

 

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            To the Board of Trustees:

 

            Your committee appointed to inquire whither (sic) the contract entered into with the governor of Georgia under date of March 30th 1872, has been complied with on the part of this Board, report as follows;

 

            The contract provides that “the leading object of the said College (referring to the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts) shall be without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including Military Tactics to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.”

 

        In the organization of the College the Board established the following Chairs:

 

  1. Agriculture and Horticulture.
  2. Analytical and Agricultural Chemistry.
  3. Mineralogy and Economic Geology
  4. Natural History and Physiology.
  5. Industrial Mechanics and Drawing.
  6. Physical Geography and Meteorology
  7. English
  8. Military Tactics.

 

The chairs of Analytical Chemistry and Meteorology are filled and form a part of the regular curriculum

 

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of the College.

 

            The same is true of Drawing & English.

 

            Agriculture is taught as a Science and in a thorough manner, by a most competent Professor. In addition to class room work opportunity is afforded students to fix in their minds the principles taught, by illustrations in the field. Your Committee do not understand the contract to require field work or manual labor as a part of the work of the College.

 

            The chairs of Mineralogy and Economic Geology and of Natural History and Physiology are now held by the Professor of Agriculture and Horticulture. It is hardly necessary for this Committee to say that it is utterly impossible for me Professor to do justice to all these important studies. In fact the time allotted to the other Sciences after giving due prominence and attention to Agriculture is so short that is amounts to neglecting these departments almost entirely.

 

            Physical Geography, Industrial Mechanics and Military Tactics are altogether ignored.

 

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            The last is taught at two of the Branch Colleges, but not at Athens.

 

            If by the term “Industrial Mechanics” is meant “Skillful handiwork in the Mechanic Arts” your committee do not consider that the contract requires this to be taught, unless by implication though the establishment of the chair holds out the quasi promise that something relating to this subject shall be taught.

 

            The obligation to teach Military Tactics is imperative, and your Committee believes that in question of expediency should abolish this feature, in the face of the expressed provisions of the contract.

 

            The establishment of the Experimental Station renders it comparatively easy to supply these omissions. The main difficulty having been hitherto the lack of funds to pay the salaries of additional Professors the annual appropriation to the Station may be so employed as to relieve that embarrassment.

Your Committee respectfully recommend:

 

1st        That the Professor of Agriculture for the present be assigned to duty as Director of the Experimental

            (“Adopted p. 88” written in pencil in the margin.)

 

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Station and be relieved of the chairs of Geology and Biology

 

2nd        That professor of Natural History and Physiology, who shall also be the Entomologist of the Station, and a Professor of Mineralogy and Economic Geology, be elected to fill those chairs.

            (“Adopted” written in pencil in the margin.)

 

3rd        That our Instructor in Military Tactics be elected provided that no detail can be secured from the U.S. Government who shall also assist in teaching mathematics.

            (“Adopted” written in pencil in the margin.)

 

4th        That lectures on Physical Geography by regularly delivered.

            (“Adopted” written in pencil in the margin.)

 

            Your Committee believe that should these recommendations be adopted, the Contract with the governor of Georgia will have been fully and faithfully complied with by this Board of Trustees.

 

            For the Committee

            A.L. Hull

            Chairman.

 

June 19th 1888

 

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Mr President:

            Your committee to which was referred the appointment of scholarships under the provisions of the Charles McDonald Brown Fund submit the following report: -

 

1st        We recommend the appointment of O.E. Horton, Joseph Smith, and M.C. Horton on the nomination of Julius L. Brown, Mr. M. Brown and Joseph M. Brown respectively.

 

2nd        We recommend the continuance of beneficiaries of said fund of the following students now pursuing their studies at the University to wit:

 

J.R. Cooper                 9th District

H.C. Polhill                   6th Dist. Forsyth

Wm. M. Hartsfield        4th Dist Newnan

J.W. Arnold                 8th Dist. Athens

J.W. Bennett                7th Dist Mt. Pleasant

J.H. Barr                      4th Dist. Athens

B.W. Hall                     7th Dist. Athens

W.C. Horton                9th Dist. Hoschton

 

3rd        We recommend the appointment of W.W. Smith of Washington County as an additional beneficiary. This will absorb the entire fund available for the coming year. It is proper to

 

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State that mess Cooper and Polhill have not reached the mark required by the rules of this Board but owing to peculiar circumstances we recommend the suspension of the rules and their retention.

 

            Respectfully submitted

                        R.B. Russell.

Committee        W.A. Little

                        H.W. Grady.

 

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Mr President:

            Your committee to whom was referred the appointment of beneficiaries to enjoy the Charles McDonald Brown Fund submit the following report:

 

1st        We recommend the appointment of W.E. Horton, Joseph Smith and M.C. Horton, on the nomination of Mr. Julius L. Brown, Geo. M. Brown and Joseph W. Brown respectively.

 

2nd        We recommend the continuance as beneficiaries of said fund the following students now in the University.

 

W.M. Hartsfield                       4th Cong Dist.

J.W. Arnold                 8th    “        “

J.W. Bennett                1st    “        “

J.H. Barr                      4th   “        “

B.W. Hall                     7th   “        “

W.C. Horton                9th   “        “

 

3rd        We recommend the appointment of W.W. Smith, of Washington County,  10th Cong. Dist. of Thomas L Felder, of Houston Co., 3rd Cong. Dist. and Walker King of Polk Co. 7th Cong. Dist. as additional beneficiaries.

 

This will consume the income of the fund with the exception of $100 00. Should Mr. Jno C Culpepper

 

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of Thomas Co. 2nd Cong. Dist. the next in grade, having in view an equal distribution among the Cong. Dist., desire to avail himself of said remaining $100 00 we recommend that it be given to him.

 

Should any vacancies occur we recommend that they be filled from the following, in the order warned;

 

1st Thomas J. Shackelford of Jackson Co 9th Cong. Dist.

 

2nd W.W. Sheppard Tatnall Co. 1st Cong Dist

 

3rd Saml. B. Hornsby Fulton Co. 5th    “       “

 

            Respectfully submitted

            Henry Jackson.

 

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            To the Hon’l Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia.

 

            The Committee on the Agricultural Farm and Horticulture. Respectfully report:

 

            That Professor Jones has improved the Farm by laying off in terraces to prevent the washing of the land and in sections for experimental purposes in a permanent form. He is keeping a record of the same, showing what each year’s experiment was, and what was grown on the several sections and plats each year. The experiments of last year I have not before me to report upon to this body, but they have been reported in detail by Prof. Jones in his report to the Trustees, to which I respectfully refer for full information. The experiments in process this year are not now ready, and will not be ready until the end of the year.

 

            The appropriation by Congress under the Hatch bill has been received, and though late in June has been expended and under contract, in order to prevent the loss of the amount as all money not expended by the 1st July would revert to the U.S. government for

 

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the year. How the expenditures have been made for the Station the minutes of the Prudential Committee will show. There was not time to consult the Trustees by a call session nor could we wait the meeting of the Trustees in annual Session in July, as the law requires the amount to revert to the government of all sums not expended by July 1st 1888

 

Respectfully submitted

J.L. Hamilton

 

Hamilton Livingston Felton Com

 

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To the Trustees of the University,

 

The Committee on Apparatus etc. respectfully report that they have inspected the laboratories and apparatus of the Chemical and Physical departments of the University and find everything in good condition:

 

            The $200.00 appropriated for additional appliances for the Physical laboratory has been expended judiciously – and the attendance on this course has continued to increase during the past session. The accommodation furnished by the room and apparatus were strained to the utmost to provide room for the students, and several had to be denied admittance because of lack of room. The Professor of Physics desires during the next session, to increase the facilities for laboratory work in the department of Electricity. There will be needed for these additional appliances the sum of $150.00 which the committee recommend be granted.

 

In the Chemical department the only appropriation needed is the usual sum of $100.00 for chemicals which we recommend be granted.

 

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The prudential committee has set apart a portion of the fund belonging to the Agricultural Experimental Station to remodel and further equip the chemical laboratories so as to fit them for the purposes of the station as well as for the use of the students.

 

            This work is now under contract and the result will be a great improvement in the efficiency and convenience of the laboratories.

 

            Very respectfully submitted

            James S. Hamilton

            Chairman

 

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To the Hon. The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia:

 

            Gentlemen:

 

            As the meeting of the Commission on the School of Technology, held in Atlanta on the 5th inst, the following resolution was adopted:

 

            “Resolved that a Communication be addressed by the chairman of this Commission to the Board of Trustees of the University requesting them to adjourn their body at the close of the present session, to sometime about the 3rd Wednesday in September 1888, for the purpose of receiving and acting upon the report of this commission to be made under the 9th & 25th section of the act of the General Assembly approved Oct 16th, 1885.

 

            It is my duty to lay this resolution before the Board. The Commission have thought it proper to take the action because they are informed by many members of your board that it is not competent for the Board to legislate except at regular sessions. Having neither your charter nor now the regulations of the college before us. Be deemed it necessary on our part, to bring the matter to your attention in this way. As the time indicated we will

 

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be prepared to turn over the entire property in our hands, to your Board in accordance with the provisions of the act aforesaid.

 

            It is our intention, if you cooperate with us, to open the school for students on the first Sunday in October of this year.

 

            Asking your favorable consideration of this matter

            I am

            Very respectfully

            N.E. Harris

            Chir. Com of School of Technology

 

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To the Board of Trustees –

            The Committee on Law Department are pleased to report that for the year just closed the number of matriculates in this Department was twenty two, of whom nineteen will be graduated. This large increase is partially due to the fact that tuition in the Department was reduced to Seventy Five Dollars per annum, the Professors having ascertained that that amount was about the average charge in the leading Law Schools of the Union.

 

            Resp. submitted

            Pope Barrow Chairman

            J.H. Billups.

 

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            To the Honorable Board of Trustees.

 

            Your Committee on Agricultural Branch Colleges ask leave to report.

 

            That upon a carefull examination into the condition of The South West Georgia Agricultural College, and the contract between it and this Board we unanimously, recommend that the Board recognize it in full relation, and appropriate, out of the Land Script fund, so much money as may be proper and the Board may be able to grant. That the embarrassments which surrounded it, some three years ago, chiefly growing out of factions opposition of a portion of the citizens of Cuthbert, have ended, and the College is now in quite a prosperous condition. Especially so, when the fact is considered that no appropriation was made by this Board – and tuition was paid by the pupils. For the past year the Local Board of Trustees report 85 male matriculates

 

            In as much as the report from the North Georgia Agricultural College at shows that there are in attendance, or have been during the past Term, more than one hundred male students, we are of the opinion that under

 

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the contract that Institution is entitled to two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars from the income on the Agricultural Land Script fund. We do not think that female students can be considered at all in the distribution of the income of this fund. The Act of Congress making the division clearly contemplates male students only. In making distribution of the remaining three thousand ($3000.) dollars left of the five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars to be appropriated from this fund to the Branch Colleges, we have therefore taken no account of female students.

 

            It appears that there are in attendance at Thomasville one hundred (124) twenty four males, at Milledgeville two hundred (203) three males, and at Cuthbert eight five (85), making four hundred twelve (412) in all. There are youths entitled, each of them, if entitled at all, to an equal participation in the benefit of this fund. No discrimination should be shown for or against any one of these boys as to the amount applied to his instruction. We have

 

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therefore, concluded to divide the three thousand ($3000.00) dollars among these four hundred twelve (412) students in exactly equal proportion. This gives to each boy seven dollars and twenty eight ($7.28) cents and a fraction.  For the purpose of making the distribution we therefore recommend that the sum of six hundred eighteen dollars ($618.97) ninety seven cents be appropriated for the benefit of the eighty five (85) boys at Cuthbert.

 

            That the sum of nine hundred two dollars and eighty nine ($902.89) cents be appropriated for the benefit of the one hundred twenty four (124) boys at Thomasville.

 

            That the sum of one thousand four hundred seventy eight dollars (1478.14) and fourteen cents be appropriated for the benefit of the two hundred and three (203) boys at Milledgeville.

 

            The Gilmer fund stands upon a different footing. No discrimination as between sexes is made. We have therefore concluded to disregard the classification in the sexes and recommend the distribution of this fund among all the boys and girls in the Branch Colleges upon

 

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a bias of perfect equality. This allows the income on the Gilmer fund, being one thousand (1,050.00) (sic) dollars per annum, one dollar, nineteen and three fifths cents to each student. We therefore recommend that the sum of $201.60 be appropriated for the benefit of 168 boys and girls at Thomasville.

 

            That the sum of $171.60 be appropriated for the benefit of the 143 boys and girls at Dahlonega.

 

            That the sum of $102.00 be appropriated for the benefit of the 85 boys at Cuthbert.

 

            That the sum of $524.80 be appropriated for the benefit of the 400 boys and girls at Milledgeville.

 

            By this distribution Milledgeville will lack a dollar or two of receiving her exact proportion but we cannot make it more exact with out using fractions.

 

            The above recommendations for the distribution of the income of the Gilmer Fund are based upon the assumption that Dahlonega has no contractual right to this fund. If we are mistaken in this assumption and if it

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should appear that Dahlonega has a right to it then, of course, it is not necessary for us to make any recommendation at all as to the appropriation of the Gilmer Fund.

 

            Respectfully submitted

B.C. Yancey. Chir.

            Pope Barrow.

            B. Hollis.

A. Little.

Peter Meldrim

Committee

D.B. Hamilton absent

 

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At a meeting of the Faculty of the North Georgia Agricultural College, the following Resolutions of Respect were adapted.

 

            North Georgia Agricl College

            Dahlonega, Ga.

            Jan. 30, 1888.

 

Resolved, That, we the Faculty of the North Georgia Agricultural College, have heard with deep regret of the death of Dr. P.H. Mell, Chancellor of the University of Georgia, of which our institution is a branch.

 

Resolved, That we deem it appropriate to take notice of his death and give expression to our sorrow, in token of which the College exercises for this day have been suspended.

 

Resolved, That in the death of Dr Mell, our college has lost a strong friend, the state has been deprived of a highly gifted ervant (sic) and earnest patriot, the University and its branches of a judicious, wise and able presiding officer.

 

Resolved, That, we as individuals are called upon to mourn the death of a sincere personal

 

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friend. It is with deep sorrow that we realize the fact that our annual commencement occasions will no longer be brightened by his encouraging and animating presence.

 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be forwarded to his family, to the Faculty at Athens and to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the University and that they be published in the Dahlonega Signal.

 

            The above is a true extract from the minutes of the Faculty.

 

            W. S. Wilson

            Secty. Faculty.

 

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Resolutions passed by the Trustees of the Medical Department of the University of Ga. relative to the death of Chancellor P.H. Mell. D.D.L.L.D.

 

            Our whole southern country was recently startled and saddened by the news from Athens, that chancellor P.H. Mell was dead. The State of Georgia deplores the death of so distinguished, and so able a man, the Southern Baptist church mourns the loss of her impartial presiding officer; the University of Georgia is overwhelmed with sorrow, and especially the Trustees and Faculty of the Medical College of Ga., the Medical Department of the University of Georgia, deplores the fact, that they will not be permitted to enjoy the Society, enthusiasm and encouragement which Dr Mell evidenced in the Medical Department, from his inception with the office of Chancellor.

 

            From his early youth, he adopted as his rule of life, the advice of the Prophet, “in quietness and confidence shall be they strength,” his Ecclesiastical and Civic life illustrating it most conspicuous by in his dis-

 

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tinguished Career.

 

            Therefore resolved

            That the Trustees and Faculty of the Medical College of Ga. the Medical Department of the University of Ga. set apart a page in their minutes book as a memorial tribute to Chancellor P.H. Mell.

 

            That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to his bereaved family with their respectful confidence, and that a copy be sent also to the Trustees of the University of Ga.

 

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            The Committee on Library respectfully submitted the following report,

 

            The duties of Librarian have been most faithfully and satisfactory performed by the Librarian Miss Frierson.

 

            It appears from his report submitted to the Board that the number of volumes added to the Library during the last year including political documents and reports, is four hundred and seventy volumes, of which three hundred and twenty were purchased, the others were contributed.

 

            The daily attendance has varied from 24 to 75, and the Librarian states that it is with much pleasure she bears testimony to the uniform respect and courtesy of the young gentlemen who have never even infringed the rules but have always conducted themselves as gentlemen of the highest character.

 

            Your committee is of opinion that the salary of the Librarian is inadequate. It is now two hundred and fifty dollars, and she is required to attend the Library from 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon, with an

 

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interruption of an hour at noon. In view of the efficiency of the Librarian and the time she has to devote to the duties of the place we recommend that the salary be placed at three hundred and fifty dollars. The salary of the Librarian is paid from the Library fees received from students and the receipts are sufficient we think to justify the increase suggested

 

            Respectfully submitted

            Alex S. Erwin Chir.

            P.W. Meldrim

 

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Atlanta, Ga.

Oct 5th, 1888

            The Board met according to adjournment at the “Kimball House”

 

            Present Hon J.J. Gresham President &

Messrs

            J.W. Beckwith              J.A. Billups                   Samuel Cobb

            Alex S. Erwin               W.H. Felton                 John B Gordon

            H.W. Grady                 D.B. Hamilton              N.J. Hammond

            G.E. Heard                   B.P. Hollis                    A.L Hull

            R.C. Humber                Henry Jackson              W.A. Little

            L.F. Livingstone                        H.D. McDaniel             P.W. Meldrim

            H.V.M Miller               John Screven                W.W. Thomas

            B.C. Yancey.

           

            The minutes of the last two days of the session at Athens were read & amended by showing that the protest offered by Mr. Yancey was to the report of the Committee on the Land Scrip Fund and as thus amended were adopted.

 

            Mr. Yancey then read his protest to that report which was ordered put on the minutes & will be found on page 176

 

            On motion of Mr. Hollis the Technological Commission composed of Mess Harris Chairman, Heard, Hodgson, Inman & Porter were invited to seats with the Board.

 

            Mr Harris as Chairman of said Commission read his report the Board – Page. (Blank)

Whereupon Mr Little offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted

 

            “Resolved that this Board receives from the Commissioners of the Technological School

 

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appointed under the Act of the 13th Oct 1885 the Buildings, Grounds & equipment provided by them under said Act as a compliance with their duties, and the members of said Commission are under the terms of said Act recognised as ex officio members of this Board.

 

            They are as follows-

Messrs             A.E. Harris

Columbus Heard

E.R. Hodgson

S.M Inman

and Oliver S Porter.

 

            The following resolution offered by Mr Hammond was adopted.

 

            Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed by the chair who shall examine the Report and Vouchers of the late Commissioners of the Technological School & if they find the same correct shall on behalf of the Board of Trustees verify said Report and Transmit the same with their verification to the Governor with such suggestions as they may deem proper to make.

 

            The Chair appointed as that committee Messrs Hammond Chairman

                                                                            Jackson & Miller

 

            Mr Harris chairman of the Technological Commission report which was adopted & the election of officer approved and their action confirmed.

 

            “Gentlemen –

            I have the honor to report to this Board that under their resolution adopted at the meeting in December 21st 1887

 

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the Commission on the School of Technology have elected the following officers

 

President & Professor of Physics Rev I.S. Hopkins

Prof of Chemistry                     Wm. H. Ewison

   “    “  Mathematics                 Lyman Hall

   “    “  English                          Charles Law

   “    “  Free & Mech. Drawing J.F. Shephard

Supt Manual Dept                    M.P. Higgins

 

The other chairs referred to in the resolution have not yet been filled.

 

            The salaries of these officers have been fixed for the coming year at the following amounts.

 

The President                                                   $3500.00

The Superintendent of Manual Dept                    5000.00

Each of the Other Chairs                                                 2000.00

A confirmation of this action is asked of your Board.

 

            Respectfully submitted

A.E. Harris

            Chairman

 

Mr Reese moved that the Report on the Branch Colleges made and adopted at this session at Athens in reference to the division of the “Gilmer Fund” be reconsidered – which was agreed to.

 

Mr Reese then offered the following resolution which was adopted:

 

            Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to divide the interest upon the Gilmer Fund amongst the Branch

 

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Colleges in proportion to the number of pupils being taught in each for the purpose of being proposed to become teachers of reading, writing and arithmetic as provided in the will of Gov Gilmer and who intended to become such teachers.

 

            The chair appointed

            Messrs Reese Chairman

            Cobb & Hull

 

            On motion of Mr Hull the Board went into the election of two professors.

 

            Mr C.M Snelling was unanimously elected Military Instructor and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics.

 

            Dr. J.S. Spencer was unanimously elected Professor of Geology.

 

            Mr Jackson submitted the following resolution which was agreed to.

 

            Resolved – That Section 4th of the resolution passed at Athens in July in reference to the conditions for admission be amended so as to strike out certain words in the fourth & fifth lines, so that it shall read “that the Examinations for entrance into the University shall occur on the Monday preceding the third Wednesday in September and on the third day in January (unless said date shall occur on Sunday, then on the fourth.

 

            On motion the Board then went into an election of a Chancellor.

 

            Mr Little asked for a recess of five

 

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minutes – which was granted.

 

            The Board reconvened when Mr Gordon nominated for Chancellor Dr J.P. Wilson.

 

            Mr Grady made a motion to postpone the election of a Chancellor until the next annual session & pending the discussion of this motion Mr Beckwith moved that we take a recess until 10 AM tomorrow which was amended by Mr Livingstone by inserting 9 AM and as thus amended Mr Beckwiths motion was adopted.

 

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            Saturday Oct 6th 1888

 

            The Board met according to adjournment & a portion of the minutes were read & adopted.

           

            Mr Hull offered the following resolution which was agree to.

 

            Resolved that the sum of Five Hundred & fifty dollars be appropriated to the purchase of the necessary outfit of the Biological Laboratory.

 

            Messrs A.J. McIntyre, P.A. Stovall, J.S. Hamilton & C.Z. McCord were excused.

 

            The unfinished business of yesterday viz the motion of Mr Grady was then taken up.

 

            Mr Grady withdrew his motion until all nominations for Chancellor are made.

 

            Mr Hull nominated Rev W.E. Boggs D.D. which was seconded by Bishop Beckwith.

 

            Mr Gresham read a dispatch from C.J. McCay in reference to Richard MacIlvanie.

 

            The Board then proceeded to the Election of a Chancellor and Rev W. E. Boggs DD was unanimously elected.

 

            Mr Little offered the following resolution which was adopted.

 

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            Resolved – That a Committee consisting of Hon H.V.M Miller, Governor Gordon and Bishop Beckwith be appointed to notify Dr W.E. Boggs of his unanimous Election as Chancellor of the University, in suitable terms and to request his acceptance of the same and to also notify Dr Boggs that as the University is now in operation without a Chancellor at the Earliest day which may be convenient to him is very much desired by this Board.

 

            Mr Hammond offered the following resolution which was adopted.

 

            Resolved – That the Secretary shall notify Prof Woodfin that this Board will at its next annual meeting session consider the propriety of electing a Professor of Ancient Language in his stead.

 

            Mr Gresham called Mr Yancey to the chair and offered a resolution in reference to a change of the Funds of the Mcleay donation which on motion of Mr Jackson was postponed until the next annual meeting.

           

            By Mr Harris –

            Resolved That the funds in the hands & to come into the hands of the

 

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Treasurer of the Commission of Technology be continued in the possession of the said “Local Board of Trustees for the Collegiate year for the use of the Technological School and that the same be paid out by the Treasurer aforesaid under such rules and regulations as have been or may be fixed by the said “Local Board” and that the Expenditures be reported to the Board at its regular Session.

 

            Resolved further that said Local Board be continued in the immediate charge, control & management of the said school, subject to the general supervision of the Board of Trustees of the University as provided by law.

                                                Adopted.

 

By Mr Thomas,

            Resolved that Dr W.E. Boggs is hereby appointed Professor of Ethics and Metaphysics.

                                                Adopted

 

            A communication from the Faculty recommending Mr J.U. Long for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (in Course) was received and on motion of Mr Thomas the degree was conferred on Mr Long as recommended.

 

            On motion of Mr Inman the Secretary was authorised to put our advertisement in “The University Reporter.”

 

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            The communication of Mr F.H.M. Henderson President of Bowden College was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            The application of Mr J.H. Barr, a beneficiary of  “The Chas McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund” to be transferred to the Medical Department was granted.

 

            The application of Mr T.S. Felder, also a beneficiary of “The Chas McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund,” who had applied & been appointed in the Freshman class to be permitted to be examined for the Sophomore class was granted.

 

            Notice was given of the application for the Honorary Degree of AM for H.D. Williams  “Curry Institute & Business College” Pittsburgh Penn.

 

            In the matter of the deposits of the University.

 

            The Bank of the University offered to permit the University to overcheck to the amount of    $5000 00 without any charge for interest.

 

            The National Bank of Athens offered to permit overchecks to any amount desired without interest & that they would supply all exchange free of cost.

 

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            Mr Heard moved to accept the offer of the Bank of the University.

 

            Mr Thomas moved as substitute that as the offer of the National Bank was the last that their offer he accepted, which was agreed to

 

            A communication from Hon A.P. Wright was received in reference to a deed made heretofore by the Trustees to Messrs Hammond & Hawkins to some land belonging to the Branch College at Thomasville & on motion of Mr Meldrim the President and Secretary were authorized to sign and deliver a deed for the premises described of it were necessary to do so –

 

            On motion the Board adjourned

 

Lamar Cobb

Secty

 

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            At an extra meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, Feby 1889, a resolution was adopted appointing a committee to inquire, and report whether the contract, entered into with the governor of Georgia under date of March 30th 1872, interesting the administration of the Landscrip fund under the the (sic) act of Congress of 1862 had been compiled with.

 

            The duty of this committee was definitely prescribed. Its report should have been confined to the inquiry directed.

 

            Instead thereof, the Committee arrogated the duty of organizing a faculty with the funds appropriated by Congress under what is called the “Hatch bill.” ($15,000 annually for a definite period) to establish an Experimental Station; and then say if such organization is consummated, “the contract with the governor of Georgia will have been fully complied with by this Board of Trustees.”

 

            I was opposed to the adoption of this mingled unauthorized report. The report solved means that for 16 years the Board had palpably omitted to comply with the contract with governor, and the act of congress of 1862 donating lands to establish a College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts; but that if the Board would use the

 

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recent appropriation by Congress to establish Experimental Stations, it would be “comparatively easy” to comply with the contract of the governor of 1872 and the act of congress of 1862, for the future, and supply the omissions” for the past 16 years.

 

            Against such principle of moral action or legal administration of trust funds I protest.

 

            I proposed to amend the report of the committee by substituting the words “The contract with the governor in 1872 – made in pursuance of the act of congress of 1862, had not been complied with.”

 

            This substitute was almost unanimously voted down – only one Trustee voting with Protestant.

 

            The substitute uttered a simple plain and indisputable truth. Yet it was unceremoniously voted down.

 

            The committee say, that in the organization of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1872 – under the contract entered into with the governor, the following chairs were established,

 

  1. Agriculture and Horticulture
  2. Analytical and Agricultural Chemistry.
  3. Mineralogy and economic geology.
  4. Natural History and Pysiology (sic)
  5. Industrial Mechanics and Drawing.

 

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  1. Physical Geography and Meteorology
  2. English.
  3. Military Tactics.

 

Of these 8 chairs only 3 were filled by persons not previously Professors in the University; the other 5 chairs were subordinate                   [Blank Space] to the established chairs of the University by no means too numerous for the previous University curriculum. These three persons were Dr Pendleton for the chair of English: Gen. E. P. Alexander for the chair of Industrial Mechanics and Drawing. Gen. Alexander declined the chair. The Board never filled the chair. The most important chair in the College left vacant for 16 years. Upon the resignation, after several years of service, of Dr Pendleton a scientific as well as successful planter. Gen. Wm M. Brown was elected to the vacant chair. He died in May 1884. The chair was made an annex to Dr White’s chair of chemistry, and the farm also placed under his direction continued to only 1886. When Dr W. Lewis Jones an eminent chemist as well as an experienced farmer for over 20 years, was elected. For 2 years that chair was practically ignored. The farm was really          [Blank Space] for years; one horse, old fashioned imple -

 

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ments, any improved instruments voted down, and though an experimental farm, run the principle of sustaining itself. The appropriations, from year to year being insignificant.

 

            Protestant declines to go into father (sic) details, and contents himself by quoting admissions of the committee. That “the chairs of Mineralogy, Economic geology, Natural History and Pysiology were almost entirely neglected.”

 

            Physical Geography, Industrial Mechanics and Military Tactics are altogether ignored.”

 

            The committee go on to say “if by the term Industrial Mechanics is meant skilled handiwork in the Mechanic Arts,” your committee do not consider that the contract requires this to be taught, unless by implication, though the establishment of the chair holds out the quasi promise that something relating to this subject shall be taught “The committee do not understand “manual labor as a part of the work of the College.” The act of donation of congress to establish colleges in the different states, requires in totidum verbis, the teaching of “the Mechanic Arts.” The law making power and the condition of the grant differs with the committee. The organization of this College by the former

 

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Board of Trustees, requires that something “shall be taught relating to this subject of Mechanic Arts. Crude constructions of your committee should not be allowed to prevail. The leading colleges of Agriculture and Mechanics, if not all in the states differ with the Construction of your committee adopted by the Board; and teach such branches of learning as relate to Mechanic Arts, and also required the students to work in the shops both wood and iron, that the brain and eye should may be educated to apply the principle taught. This is “Industrial Mechanics.” Realizes the ideal of the new system of education the teaching how to do by doing”

 

            Your committee and the Board by the adoption of the report, have organized to fill such chairs, by the use and appropriations (“the Hatch bill passed expressly to establish an experimental station) of the money, as you say will then be a compliance, hereafter with the contract of the governor of Georgia (and of course, with the act of Congress of 1862.

 

            And yet the remarkable fact exists, that the report of your committee, and the Board, by it’s adoption and organizing there under, have ignored the imperative requirement “to teach such branches of learning as are related to” “the Mechanic Arts.”

 

 

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For these reasons this protest is respectfully submitted to be recorded by the secretary on the minutes of the Board of Trustees.

           

            B.C. Yancey.

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University of Georgia,

Athens Ga.

Jany 22nd 1889

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met in compliance to a call of the President at the request of the Prudential Committee.

 

            Present

Messrs Pope Barrow                Lamar Cobb

            WH Felton                   H.W. Grady

            Columbus Heard                      G.E. Heard

            E.R. Hodgson               A.L. Hull

            R.C. Humber                C.Z. McCord

            H.T. McIntyre              H.D. McDaniel

            R.W. Meldrim              W.M. Reese

            John Screven                W.W. Thomas

 

            Excused –

            Messrs Billups, Gresham, Hammond, Jackson & Miller.

 

            Mr McIntyre being the Senior Trustee present, (Except the Secretary) was called to the chair.

 

            Prayer was offered by the Chancellor.

 

            Mr Thomas chairman of the Prudential Committee, stated the object of the call of the meeting, where upon Mr Barrow offered the following resolution.

 

            Resolved That a Committee be appointed by the Chairman to consist

 

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of H.D. McDaniel, H.W. Grady, W.W. Thomas, A.L. Hull & P.W. Meldrim. To confer with the Commission appointed under the Act of the Legislature approved Dec 28th 1888 and to secure the semi-annual installment of $7500.00 under the Hatch bill accruing from Jany 1st to July 1st 1889.

 

            On motion of Mr Thomas, Mr Barrow was added to the Committee as Chairman and as amended on motion of Mr McCord the resolution was adopted.

 

            The Chancellor then addressed the Board on the interests of the University.

 

            Upon the motion of Mr Cobb, Messrs G.E. Heard and ER Hodgson were added to the Prudential Committee.

           

            The following resolutions were offered by Mr Hull at the request of Mr Gresham and were adopted.

 

            Whereas the University is the owner of Twenty thousand Dollars of the Bonds of the Georgia Rail – Road & Banking Company with the Coupons cut off until the first day of January 1895 which are of the present value of about fifteen thousand dollars & which Bonds were the gift of Charles F. McCoy of Baltimore MD and whereas it is the desire of said Charles F. McCoy to give to the University fifteen thousand dollars of the six per cent Bonds of the

 

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State of Georgia which were due on the first day of January 1889 instant in Exchange for the twenty thousand dollars of the bonds of the Georgia Rail Road & Banking Co.

 

  1. Therefore Resolved that the Treasurer be and he is hereby authorized and directed to deliver to the said Charles F. McCoy or to the President of the University to be by him delivered, the said twenty thousand Dollars of the Bonds of the Georgia Rail Road and Banking Co, and to receive in exchange therefore the said fifteen thousand Dollars of the six per cent Bonds of the State of Georgia.

 

  1. That if the said Georgia Rail Road Bonds have been registered in the name of the Trustees of this University so as to prevent their negotiability that the Treasurer be and he is hereby authorised to make such transfer or such certificate or such certificate (sic) as may be necessary to restore the negotiability of said Bonds so as to make them payable to the bearer thereof.

 

  1. That when said fifteen thousand Dollars worth of the six per cent Georgia State Bonds aforesaid are received by the Treasurer he be authorised & directed to present them to the Governor for exchange and

 

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conversion into the fifty year seven per cent obligations payable to the Trustees of the University under the Act of 1881, which said obligations are to be held by the said Trustees according to the terms & limitations of the original gift to the Trustees by the said Charles F. McCoy.

 

            On motion of Mr Barrow a Committee of five were appointed to draft suitable resolutions in reference to the death of Dr James S. Hamilton.

 

            The Chair appointed as that Committee Messrs Barrow Chairman

            Erwin & Cobb & Hodgson

 

            On motion of Mr Morris, Mr Strahan, was given the title of Prof Strahan was made Adjunct Professor of Analytical Chemistry.

 

            A petition was received from Dr Spencer asking for certain appropriations to his department.

 

            On motion of Mr Thomas the Secretary was instructed to inform Dr Spencer that the Board would very gladly comply with his request at the very earliest time it were able to do so.

 

            The application of Mr Dr Mell for refunding certain money spent on water works was referred to the Prudential Committee.

 

            Board adjourned –

 

Lamar Cobb

Secty

 

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University of Georgia,

Atlanta Ga. February 8th 1889

 

            The Board of Trustees met in the Senate Chamber in obedience to a call issued by the President at the request of the Prudential Committee.

 

            Present – Messrs.

            Lamar Cobb     W.H. Felton                 John B Gordon

            H.W. Grady     Columbus Heard                      Saml M Inman

            Henry Jackson  L.F. Livingstone                        H.D. McDaniel

            H.V. M Miller  Oliver Porter                Wm M Reese

            P.H. Stovall    &           B.C. Yancey

 

            In the absence of the President the Vice President took the chair.

 

            The minutes of the called meeting of Jany 22nd wee read and approved.

 

            Excused Messrs

            Barrow, Billups, Gresham, Meldrim & Thomas.

 

            After some discussion the following resolution offered by Mr Jackson was adopted.

 

            Resolved that a Committee of five members of the Board be appointed by the chairman to confer with the Commissioners under the “Calvin Bill” Tomorrow.

 

            That the Committee be instructed to ask that it may be made clear by resolution by the Board under the Calvin Bill that the $550000 be paid to the Treasurer of this Board.

 

            That action as to the location of the Experiment Station be deferred delayed, and if no postponement be had then to tender the

 

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the Station at Athens & of that be not accepted to ask that at least the Scientific part of said station be kept at Athens

 

            The chair appointed as that Committee

            Messrs Hammond Chairman,

Reese, McDaniel,

Inman & Livingstone

 

            A communication was received from the Farmers Club of Clark County in reference to the Experiment Station.

           

            On motion the Board adjourned.

 

Lamar Cobb

Secty.

 

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            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met in annual session in the Library.

 

            The President Hon John J Gresham being absent the Vice President Dr H.V.M. Miller took the Chair.

 

            Present the Vice President &

Messrs             J.A. Billups       J.W. Beckwith

            Lamar Cobb     Alex S. Erwin

            G.E. Heard.      A.L. Hull

            P.W. Meldrim  W.W. Thomas

            B.C. Yancey

 

            There appeared and took their seats during the session

            Pope Barrow    H.H. Carlton

            J.B. Cumming   W.H. Felton

            J.B. Gordon     H.W. Grady     Oliver Porter

            D.B. Hamilton  N.E. Harris       John Screven

            Columbus Heard          E.R. Hodgson   P.A. Stovall

            W.A. Little       C.J. McCord    HD McDaniel   A.J. McIntyre

 

            The following members were excused from attendance.

            J.J. Gresham     N.J. Hammond

            B.P. Hollis        R.C. Humber

            Henry Jackson  Wm Reese

 

            At the request of the chair the meeting was opened with prayer by The Right Rev John W. Beckwith Bishop of Georgia.

 

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            The minutes of the last call meeting in Atlanta in April 8th 1889 were read and approved

 

            On motion Mr Yancey Hon JB Stevens was heard in reference to establishing a Branch College at Griffin

 

            A Communication from the Phi Kappa Society asking a loan of $18.00 was received and on motion Mr Hull was granted.

           

            The Chair announced as Chairman of the Committee on Laws and Discipline Mr J.A. Billups

 

            Mr Thomas Chairman of the Committee on Laws & Discipline on Buildings & Grounds made his Report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

 

            Mr Thomas Chairman of the Committee on Apparatus read his which was received and laid on the table.

 

            Mr Hull Chairman of the Auditing Committee submitted the financial statement of the Treasurer which was received and laid on table.

 

            Mr Hull Chairman of the Finance

 

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Committee made his Report which was received and laid on the table.

           

            A communication from Dr. H.C. White in reference to the Experiment Station was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline. (Page           [Blank])

 

            Mr Erwin made his report as Chairman of the Committee on the Library which was received and laid on the table.

           

            The Chancellor appeared and stated that he had been misinformed as to the hour of meeting and supposed the hour to be 3 P.M. as published in the City papers was correct and then proceeded to read his annual Report & accompanying documents and pending the reading of the Report of Dr Charbonnier as Chairman to the Faculty to the Chancellor the Board took a recess until 3 ½ P.M. (Page       [Blank])

 

3½ P.M.

 

            The Board reconvened when the following gentlemen appeared and took their seats

Messrs             Heard C. Little, McCord

                        Russell & McIntyre

 

            Dr Charbonnier read his report as

 

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Chairman of the Faculty. (Page [Blank])

 

            The Chancellor read the Reports on Biology and Geology & Dr Jones Report on the Farm

 

            On motion of Mr Billups all these Reports were referred to the appropriate Committees.

 

            Mr Hull as Chairman of the Board of Control of the Experiment Station made his his (sic) Report which was received and laid of the table

 

            The report from the Branch College at Cuthbert was received read and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            Mr D.H. Hill Jr. read the report from the Branch College at Milledgeville which was received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

           

            Mr Meldrim offered the following resolution which was adopted.

 

            Resolved that the Committee on Branch Colleges be and it is hereby requested to say.

 

1st        Has this Board of Trustees the power to require the Presidents of the several Branch Colleges to report in person to this Board the Condition and operations of the several Colleges over which they respectfully preside.

 

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2nd        If this Board has such power would it be to the interest of the University to require such attendance.

           

            The Board then took a recess until Saturday morning at 9 ½ A.M.

 

Lamar Cobb

Secty

 

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Saturday June 15th 1889

9 ½ AM

 

            The Board met according to adjournment

 

            Messrs Grady Hamilton Hodgson Stovall & McDaniel appearing during the day & took their seats with the Board.

 

            The minutes were read and approved.

 

            A letter was read from the Chancellor in reference to his traveling expenses which on motion of Mr Cobb was received and referred to the Finance Committee.

           

            Mr Thomas offered a resolution authorising the treasurer to pay Dr Charbonnier as Acting Chancellor to the end of the Current Year which at his request was referred to the Finance Committee

 

            Mr Hull stated that he had received a Communication from Mr Hammond desiring him to call the attention of the Board to his resolution offered in October in reference to the Chair filled by Prof Woodfin & he therefore desired to call the resolution up and refer it to the Committee on Laws & Discipline, which was agreed to.

           

            Judge Walter C Beeks of Griffin Ga. appeared before the Board and submitted a proposition to establish a Branch

 

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College at that place which was on motion referred to the Committee on Brach Colleges

 

            Mr Hodgson offered the following resolution which was agreed to.

 

            Resolved That the Committee on arrangements be allowed to hang the portraits of deceased members in the Banquet Hall on the occasion of the Reunion Banquet.

 

            Mr Yancey moved to take up the election of a Trustee to fill the vacancy in the Board caused by the death of Dr James S. Hamilton

 

            Mr Hull moved as a substitute.

 

            Resolved that the election to fill the vacancy existing in this Board be held Tuesday morning immediately after the reading of the Minutes – which was agreed to.

 

            The Board then took a recess until 3 ½ P.M.

 

            Saturday Afternoon

 

            The Board met according to adjournment –

 

            Mr Hull offered the following resolution which was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Resolved that the election of Dr John

 

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P. Campbell be made permanent.

 

            The Report of the Branch College at Dahlonega was received, read & referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            A supplemental report of the Chancellor was received and referred to the appropriate Committees

 

            The report of the Branch College at Thomasville was received, read and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            A letter from Mr Elijah A Brown was received read and referred to the Committee on “The Charles McDonald Brown Fund.”

 

            The Board then took a recess until Monday Morning

 

Lamar Cobb

Secty

 

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            The Board met according to adjournment the minutes were read and approved.

 

            There appeared during the day and took their seats with Board.

            Messrs

            Screven                        Harris               Barrow

            Porter               Felton               Cumming

            Gordon

 

            Messrs Jackson & Hollis were excused

 

            The Chair appointed as the Committee to attend on the Legislative Committee and to invite distinguished guests to seats on the platform.

            Messrs Russell & Hodgson.

 

            On motion of Mr Hull a Committee was appointed to confer with the different Professors to see if they were willing to undertake the duties desired of them in connection with the Experiment Station.

 

            The chair appointed Messrs Meldrim & Thomas.

 

            A letter was received from Gov. Gordon in reference to the Branch College at Griffin which was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges

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            Mr McDaniel offered a resolution that Dr Henderson of Bowdon & Hon Lindsey Johnson of Rome be invited to present the claims of their respective localities for Branch Colleges – which was agreed to.

 

            Hon Lindsey Johnson submitted the proposition from Rome which was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges

 

            Rev Dr Henderson submitted the claims of and a proposition from Bowdon College which were received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

           

            Mr Meldrim Chairman of the Committee on “The Chas McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund” which was recd and laid on the table for the present

 

            The Board then took a recess to attend the address before the Literary Societies by Hon T.G. Gibson of Augusta Ga.

 

            After returning from the Chapel the Board adjourned until 3 ½ PM.

 

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3 ½ PM

 

            The Board met according to adjournment.

           

            A communication from the Medical Department was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline

 

            Prof Wm Rutherford tendered his resignation which was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

           

            Mr Hull reported from the Finance Committee that they reported the resolution of Mr Thomas to pay Dr Charbonnier the additional salary as Chairman of the Faculty up to July 1st with their approval, which report was received & adopted.

 

            Mr Hull moved to take up the Finance Report, which was agreed to.

 

            He then moved to amend said report by striking out $200 00 for Chancellors Travelling Expenses and inserting $400.00 which was agreed to & the report as amended was laid on the table.

 

            Mr Thomas reported that the Committee appointed to confer with Profs Charbonnier, White, Campbell, Strahan & Spencer had seen all of these gentlemen except me (and they were assumed of his ac.

 

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quiescence) and they cheerfully and they cheerfully (sic) agreed to the arrangement proposed by the Board and would cheerfully agree to any the Board saw fit to make and desired to return their thanks to the Board for the courtesy shown them by the consultation.

 

            Mr Hull then moved to take up the report of the Finance Committee and to adopt it which was agreed to and some discussion it was reconsidered & laid on the table.

 

            Mr Thomas moved to take up the Report of the Committee on Buildings & Grounds & to adopt it which was agreed to. (Page          [Blank])

 

            Mr Meldrim presented a petition from the students in reference to a Gymnasium which was received & referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

            Mr Thomas moved to take up the Report of the Committee on Apparatus and to adopt it. Which was agreed to

 

            Mr Erwin in the absence of the Chairman (Mr Little) made the report of the Committee on Branch Colleges which was read & laid on the table.

 

            Board then adjourned to Tuesday 9AM

 

Lamar Cobb

Secty

 

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            The Board met according to adjournment –

 

            The minutes were read and approved.

 

            Mr Meldrim was added to the Committee to receive the Legislative Committee.

 

            On Motion of Mr Yancey the special order of the day (the election of a Trustee) was suspended until 3 ½ P.M.

 

Mr Harris made the report of the Technological Commission which was received and laid on the table.

 

            The Board then took a recess. To attend the meeting of the Alumni Society and to hear the address of Hon John T. Graves before that society.

 

            The Board reconvened after the address when Mr Meldrim introduced the Legislative Committee who were welcomed by the Vice President.

 

            Mr Barrow moved that a Committee of be (sic) appointed by the Chair of whom the Chancellor shall be Chairman to visit Atlanta in the interests of the University – Adopted

 

            Board then took a recess until 3 ½ PM

 

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Tuesday 3 ½ PM

 

            The Board reconvened –

 

The special order of the day being an election for Trustee in the place of Dr James S Hamilton deceased the Board went into an election and upon counting out the ballots Dr H.H. Carlton of Athens was declared elected.

 

            Col JM Mobley Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Branch College at Hamilton appeared in the interest of that College.

 

            Mr Inman Moved that the Report of the Technological Commission be taken from the table and referred to special Committee appointed by the Chair.

                                                                        Adopted.

 

            The chair appointed.

            H.D. McDaniel Chairman

            Henry Jackson

            N.J. Hammond

 

            The Chair announced as the Committee under Mr Barrows resolution to visit Atlanta

            The Chancellor Chairman

            Erwin               McIntyre          Felton

            Little                 Cumming          Meldrim

            McDaniel

 

            Mr Billups Chairman of the Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted his Report

 

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which was received

 

            Mr Meldrim moved that the blank (sic) as to deposit for fines be filed with $10.00 and be deposited with the Treasurer of the College.

 

            Adopted

 

            On motion of Mr McCord the whole report as amended was then adopted.

 

            Mr Meldrim moved to reconsider so much of the report of the Committee as referred to the chair of Geology

                        Adopted.

 

            Mr Erwin offered the following resolution – Resolved that operation of so much of the report of the Committee on Laws & Discipline as abolishes the chair of Geology & provides for the transfer of the duties of that chair be postponed for six months from this date and that the Secretary be instructed to notify Prof Spencer of this action –

 

            Mr Carlton appeared and took his seat with the Board.

 

            Messrs Beckwith & Hull were excused for the balance of the session.

 

            The Board then pending the discussion of Mr Erwin’s resolution adjourned to 9 A.M. Wednesday.

 

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Wednesday June 19th 1889

 

            The Board met according to adjournment. The minutes were read & approved.

 

            Mr Barrow offered as a substitute that the following words be added to the section abolishing the Chair of Geology Jany 1st 1890 and that the Secretary inform Prof Spencer that his services as Professor will he dispensed with after that date & that until that date he discharge such duties as may be assigned him by the Chancellor & the Faculty.

            Which was agreed to

 

            On motion Mr Barrow the report as amended was then adopted and is as follows.

 

            The Committee on Laws & Discipline beg leave to report.

 

            Your Committee are of the opinion that the recommendation contained in this Chancellors report that the Board should enter into a contract with the directors of the Georgia Experimental Station for Scientific work for twelve months, after July 1, 1889, at the specific rate of $5500 be adopted by the Board, provided that the entire work contemplated shall be done for said sum and at the University.

 

            It is further recommended that the Chair of Geology be abolished Jany 1, 1890

 

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and that the Secretary inform Prof Spencer that his services as Professor will be dispensed with after that date & that until that date he discharge such duties as may be assigned him by the Chancellor & the Faculty.

 

            All further recommended that in view of the fact the Experimental Station has been removed from Athens to Griffin that to Prof W.L. Jones be assigned the studies of Mineralogy and Geology, human physiology and hygiene and that said studies be added to the Chair of Agriculture for the coming year.

 

            We further recommend that the annual appropriation of $500 for the farm be placed in the hands of Dr Jones for the purpose of discharging the expenses of the farm, publishing the result of the experiments conducted there & for the dissemination of practical and theoretical knowledge of agriculture.

 

            Your Committee concur in the views Expressed in the report of the Chairman of the Faculty and the recommendations touching the manner of selection of essayist and speakers and recommend the adoption of the remedy proposed for the evil of what is know as “cramming”

 

            Your Committee realize & fully appreciate the importance of the recommendation as to the necessity of new chairs, but the Board is confronted with the lack of funds to carry out the immediate creation of such chairs. We heartily recommend however that as soon as the necessary funds can be provided, and we express

 

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the hope that the state will make adequate provision therefor, that the following chairs be created viz:

 

            A chair of constitutional history & the science of Government.

 

            A chair of general history.

 

            A chair of sacred literature & the evidence of Christianity.

 

            Your Committee cordially commend the purpose of the Chancellor in resuming religious exercises on Sunday, we are of opinion there is a rule requiring the attendance of students upon religious Exercises on Sunday and upon the attendance upon morning prayers. We urge the importance of strictly enforcing the rule on this subject & call the attention of the Faculty to the same.

 

            We deem it impracticable under our present University system to go back to the old dormitory and tutor system and as to the employment of a proctor we find and suggest that if the finances of the College would allow the employment as such an officer that in the opinion of the Committee such supervision would be of of (sic) doubtful practicability at this time.

 

            Your Committee recommend that in as much as incorrect impression are made and conclusions drawn from the publications in the newspapers of the daily proceedings of this Board that every member of the Board be requested not to Communicate for publication and proposition or increase brought before

 

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the Board on the action taken on any proceeding until such action shall be final and then the Secretary should be instructed not to furnish to any reporter for publication anything except the final action of the Board upon any matter that may be brought before it.

 

            Your Committee further recommend that the course of study prescribed for degrees and elective courses in the University as outlined by the Chairman of the faculty in his report to the Chancellor be adopted in full together with all his recommendations contained in pages 10 to 25 inclusive except that part of the report requiring a deposit to be made to cover damages to private furniture. Your Committee beg leave to refer to to (sic) report hereby made a part of this report & not incorporated herein by reason of its great length.

 

            Your Committee further recommend that the resignation of Professor Williams Rutherford be accepted to take effect at the close of the present Collegiate Year. In appreciation of the great worth, faithful services & devotion to the University your Committee recommend that the honorary title of Emeritus Professor of Mathematics be conferred upon him.

 

            We further recommend that during the next College year he be requested to aid the Chancellor in discharge of his honorous work such as may be mutually agreeable to that for such services he receive the sum of $100000.

 

            Your Committee further recom

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mend that the chair of mathematics & civil Engineering be united and the same be designated as the Chair of Mathematics and Engineering & that Prof David C Barrow Jr be assigned to said chair.

 

            Your Committee further recommend that Prof C.M. Snelling be elected Adjunct Professor of Mathematics & Engineering and that his salary be fixed at $1500 & that the duties of said adjunct professor be discharged by him in addition to his present duties for said salary.

 

            Your Committee further recommend that the Commandant be invested with authority to maintain & enforce good order & obedience to by arrests, by imposing such fines or demerits, on refractory or disobedient students as he may deem reasonable and necessary and to that end that each student be required to deposit with the Treasurer the sum of ten dollars as a fund for that purpose.

 

            Your Committee further recommend that the election of Prof John P Campbell to the chair of Biology be made permanent.

 

            Your Committee further recommend the adoption of the following resolution.

 

            At the request of the professors of Geology and Biology.

 

            Resolved that the Treasurer shall return all current fees of the year to two students in each department, who shall have been chosen by the Professors of said departments.

 

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            Your Committee further recommend that that there be no change made in the use of Rock College & that it be used in the future as at present until other wise ordered by the Board.

 

            Your Committee beg leave to further report on the “Hammond resolution” which was referred to Your Committee.

 

            That no material evidence having been submitted to the Committee, & being unwilling to recommend action based on the sayings of others and mere common rumor, the Committee respectfully beg leave to report back to your body said resolution.

 

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            On motion of Mr Barrow that portion of the above report so far as it related to the Hammond resolution was indefinitely postponed.

           

            On motion of Mr McIntyre the Chancellor was authorised (sic) to confer the different degrees recommended by the Chairman of the Faculty in his report to the Chancellor.

 

            On motion of Mr Meldrim the report of the Committee on “The Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund” was taken from the table & adopted (Page      [Blank])

 

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            Mr Barrow as Chairman of the Committee made his report which was received and on motion of Mr Stovall was amended as follows

 

            “That two members of the Law Class be allowed places among the Senior Speakers on Commencement day, in addition to the four already provided for from the Collegiate department; these places to be awarded by the faculty of the Law department subject to the regulations of the Chancellor & Faculty. & as thus amended was adopted. (Page            [Blank])

 

            Mr McCord by request introduced the following resolution which was referred to the Finance Committee with direction to report.

 

            “Whereas Prof Spencer brought his geological collection at a cost of $6500 for freight, and placed the same for the individual use of about 80 students and these have consequently suffered considerable wear, therefore the Treasurer is hereby instructed to pay Prof Spencer $100 the board not having made any other provisions for laboratory supplies.

 

            Mr Erwin moved to take up the Report from the Committee from the Branch Colleges & amend it as follows.

 

            Resolved That the sum of One Thousand dollars which has been saved in the changes made in the Chairs Mathematics & Geology be applied to the several Branch Colleges and be divided upon a basis of the number of the number (sic) of male students in attendance upon each making appropriation to

 

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Milledgeville, Thomasville and Cuthbert from this fund double what it now is Exclusive of the Gilmer fund which was agreed to & as thus amended the report was adopted (Page        [Blank])

                       

            The following resolution by Mr McCord was agreed to.

 

            Whereas it is well nigh impossible to determine what rules and regulations of this Board are of force & binding upon this Board. Resolved that the chair appoint a Committee of Three from this Board to prepare and submit to this Board at its next annual meeting, such a manual of the laws, rules & regulations, with such other matter appertaining to the government of this Board as they may deem best pertaining to the modes & methods of procedure.

 

            Mr John A Crowther of Savannah suggested the name of for Honorary degree of A.M.

 

            Mr Thomas moved the adoption of the Finance report as amended by the adoption of other reports – which agreed to. (Page          [Blank])

 

            On motion of Mr McCord the Secretary was requested to prepare the proper and necessary indices to its books of minutes & seconds during the period covered by his official term at as early date as possible.

 

            Mr Erwin Chairman of the Com-

 

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Mittee on the Library made his report which was received and adopted. (Page  [Blank])

 

            On motion of Mr Erwin the Secretary was instructed to furnish the Board of Trustees of the School at Hamilton with a Certified copy under the seal of the University of the action of this Board in respect to that school.

 

            The Committee on Honorary degrees requested that they might have farther time to report – which was agreed to.

 

            On motion of Mr Barrow the Chancellor was requested to appear before the Board this afternoon at 3 ½ for the purpose of giving some information the Board desired.

 

            The Board then took a recess until 3 ½ PM

 

3 ½ PM

 

            The Board reconvened when the chair announced the following as the Committee on Manual of Rules &c under Mr McCords resolution

 

            Messrs Thomas Chairman

            Erwin

            Barrow

 

            The Chancellor appeared as requested

 

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            Mr Stovall offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted.

 

            Resolved: That the thanks of the Board be returned to the family of the late Dr James S. Hamilton for the portrait presented to the University of Georgia and that the Secretary convey to them our appreciation of this excellent likeness of one who was for a number of years a prominent and valued member of this Board.

 

            By Mr Erwin-

            Resolved – That when this board adjourns it adjourns to meet in Atlanta on Wednesday 17 July next at 3 oclock P.M. in the Reading Room at the Kimball House.

            Adopted

 

            The Board then adjourned to meet in Atlanta on 17th July 1889

 

Lamar Cobb

Secty.

 

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            To the Honorable Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia.

            Gentlemen;

 

            For a detailald detailed account of internal administration of the University during the scholastic year just closed I beg to refer you to the report of the Chairman of the Faculty herewith submitted. The Board is no doubt already aware that to Prof Charbonniers tireless & self denying labor the University is largely indebted for the prosperity and peace of the past to terms.

 

            It being fully apparent that I could not with propriety leave my pastoral work in Memphis in time to render efficient service in the class room, I determined after consulting with the Vice President & other members of the Board to devote my attention to matters connected with the Experiment Station and Farm, to the inspection of the Branch Colleges and to organizing the Alumni into local clubs, with a view to awakening fresh zeal in Higher education and ultimately securing from public & private sources that endowment for the University which is the essential condition of its progress.

 

The Branch Colleges

 

            During the month of March the schools at Milledgeville, Thomasville, Cuthbert, and Dahlonega together with the Technological school at Atlanta were visited & Examined with the resulting conviction that all of them

 

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are doing good, but with widely different ability.

 

            At Dahlonega & Milledgeville only do I find that the military drill is maintained, which understand to be required by law under which the Landscript Fund is enjoyed. In some of these schools classical training seems to be falling into neglect. I recommend that the Board provide for close & friendly relations between the University & these Branches. In the almost total absence over wide areas in Georgia of Schools which can prepare students for the University, our Branch Colleges should do that for us. That they send so few to us at present is due in my opinion to two causes chiefly – The want of close connection and sympastry between them & us and the low state of education in the State. Without raising, there fore the unnecessary question of the wisdom of point of differences as I am told, among ourselves – it seemest wisest of us, under existing conditions, to make the best we can of that system which is by law established. I unhesitatingly recommend that you welcome any well – sustained applications for establishing new Branch Colleges until at least one of them is placed in each of the ten Congressional Districts of the state, it being of course provided that thereby no additional burdens be laid upon your Treasury, already overburdened & wholly inadequate to meet pressing demands.

 

            This being done, frequent & friendly communication should be maintained between

 

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the University, as the head, and these schools as it members. The local Boards of Trustees and the Faculties of these schools welcomed good suggestions. The idea should be dwell – upon that the Branch Colleges are the connecting link between the common schools and the University. And to this end, among other things we should discourage as far as possible the conferring by them of Literary Degrees, as manifestly tending to turn away our youth from the thought of University education.

 

Removal of the Experiment Station

            The Board has been fully informed through the public prints that the removal of the Experiment Stations & Farm is an accomplished fact. This seems to have been the intention of the “Calvin Act”. Dr White labored with me most faithfully to avert as far as possible any injury to the University. And it gives me pleasure to say that to his zeal prudence & ability we are largely indebted for any success in this respect. The Directors have offered to Contract with the University for all the Scientific work for 12 months after July 1st 1889. I recommend that you order the contract to be made & the work done at the specified rate $5500 per annum.

 

            Of course this change raises some important questions of finance, the solution of which is left to your wisdom. It remains for you to decide what retrenchments, if any, must be made.

 

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And if any, then what can be done with the least injury to the University and to our system of Education. Meanwhile I call your attention to the fact that Dr Jones, Professor of Agriculture, will be released from all responsibility as regards the Experimental Station & Farm. This leaves him free to do other work for the University. After conference with him I suggest that you consider the policy of appointing him deliver in each of the Branch Colleges a series of Lectures, five or more in number, on Agriculture. Of these lectures due notices should be given by the local Boards of Trustees and the general public be invited to be present. The eminent abilities of Dr Jones could not fail to make these lectures a source of good to the youth and all others who hear him speak. The plan would fall in with the Federal and State Governments in seeking to develop a great interest for the good of the entire people, while at the same time it would draw closer the bonds of union & sympathy between the University & its Branches.

 

            Besides this Prof Jones might be appointed to conduct studies in the University upon Human Physiology & Hygiene – a subject wholly omitted by us, but carefully laughs in other institutions. It bears directly upon health & longevity, affording to the Professor the amplest & facilities for putting pupils upon their guard against the evils of dissipation, luxury, & all abuses

 

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of the body. The two suggestions are not inconsistent one with the other.

 

            Memorial as to “Finals” & Speakers I beg to invoke your careful & favorable consideration of the Memorial herewith presented by the Faculty. The matters embraced in it have exercised their thoughts for a long time. The evils complained of are great and open – the remedy suggested is reasonable – the agreement of the Faculty is remarkably complete. I earnestly beg that the Board will indulge us in our attempt to root out the infurious habit of  “Cramming”, and to save for the seniors the large portion of their last year in the University which is now wasted to their injury & the injury of every student in the lower classes. The weeks of idleness which now precede the Commencement are a great, great evil to all concerned. We are fully persuaded that the public speaking will be of a more creditable degree of excellence & that for some young men the preparation of written essays, - as in the case in other institutions – would be far better.

 

New Chairs Needed.

            I would respectfully ask the Board to take into consideration the necessity for providing additional chairs in the University just so soon as you can obtain the money therefor. If the University be correctly described by Jefferson, as a school in which all

 

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that we need to know is taught in its highest perfection, then surely we should make room forthwith for these studies among others; A Chair of Constitutional History & the Science of Government (which proposes to prepare effectively the young citizen for his future duties by acquainting him thoroughly with the facts & spirit of the institutions under which he is to live: A Chair of Logic and Elocution (which deals especially with the power of the citizen to communicate effectively what he knows for the benefit of others;) A Chair of General History; A Chair of Human Physiology and Hygiene; A  Chair of Sacred Literature and the Evidences of Christianity, such as has been for many years taught with great profit in the University of South Carolina and is being introduced more an more into a number of the best Universities & Colleges at the North.

 

            Besides these new Chairs we require for the best results in teaching the appointments of additional assistants in the departments of Physics & Civil Engineering. Your Chancellor should not be required to consume a third or more of his time in correspondence, when he might be enabled to give it to other work if only a competent Secretary were given him. A Proctor or Marshall to do police duty in the grounds of the University & to protect public property from injury by students or by the many strangers who roam at will over the Campus, is employed with profit

 

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by other Universities in America and Europe.

 

Religious Services

            I take occasion to notify the Board that it is my purpose to resume the Sabbath afternoon services which have in former times proved so very beneficial to the Students on Sabbath & also at morning prayers. I am credibly informed that the measures now employed fall far short of it. The system of having “Monitors” in each class works admirably in other institutions known to me.

 

Tutors and assistants residing in the Dormitories

            I further ask the Board to consider the great benefit in other Universities of having the Tutors or Assistant Professors to reside in the buildings assigned to the students as dormitories. As a means of promoting order, morality and studious habits among undergraduates I can think of nothing which would prove more beneficial. It is confessedly the chief sources of excellence in Oxford and Cambridge England.

 

The Law and Medical Schools

            The attention of the Board is called to the loose, merely nominal relations heretofore subsisting between the University proper and the schools of Law & Medicine. In thoroughly equipped universities a very different state of facts is found

 

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to exist. The University is, in public opinion, held responsible for what is done in its name by these schools. It should therefore, for self protection, & for the good of the Commonwealth, exercise a closer supervision over them. And particularly with reference to the state of Medical Education in Georgia so I invoke your early & serious consideration. Members of the Medical Faculty have in any presence lamented and denounced the crying evils of thrusting so many educated or almost wholly uneducated men into a Profession which deals with the lives of people. Able physicians & intelligent citizens all over Georgia are shocked and alarmed by the growing proportions of this evil. It is here respectfully submitted that the University should not wait to be criticised justly for failing to use its power to aid in abating such injury to society.

 

The Rock College

            The Board will surrender that the removal of the Experiment Station & Farm raises the enquiring, what shall be done with the valuable property which has been thus vacated? I recommend that you empower the Prudential Committee to lease it for a term rent free, to responsible parties who shall agree to establish there a Preparatory School for Boys with good accommodations for boarding them at reasonable rates. This would be carrying out the purposes for

 

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which the buildings were erected at such heavy cost, and at the same time endearing to supply the greatest want of our State – good academics for preparing boys to enter the University.

 

                        Respectfully submitted

                        Wm. C. Boggs.

June 10th 1889.            Chancellor

 

To the Bd of Trustees

Supplementary

 

  1. That a cheap, framed building of one story be erected in rear of Dormitories for dining room & kitchen.

 

  1. That Comdt of Cadets & unmarried Tutors & assistant Professors be expected to reside in dormitory buildings, which as “Barracks” be under such regulations as are so admirably devised and used at Milledgeville.

 

Indefinitely postponed by Committee on

Laws & Discipline – June 17th 1889

 

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University of Georgia,

Finance Report

To the Board of Trustees.

 

Your Committee on Finance respectfully submit the following report:

 

The Funded assets of the University remain the same as at the last report, with the Exception of the McCay donations, which at the request of the donor and by the direction of the Board, was re-funded in a 50 year obligation of the State of Georgia for $15000. Bearing 7% interest from February 20th 1889. The total asset of the University in funds are 460202.17 the receipts from all sources to May 31st 1889, were

 

Balance on hand July 5th 1888                                        5591.97

Interest from General & Terrell Funds                             9330.00

      “      Landscrip 8477.07 Gilmer 525.00                                 9002.07

Brown Fund Repaid by Beneficiaries 34100 Interest 1750.           2091.00

Experimental Station Appr                                                        11250.00

Matriculation Fees 1470. Library 735                             2205.00

Rents and returned insurance                                             714.15

Legislative approp to Dormitory                                                  5000.00

        do           do       Branch Colleges                           2250.00

Sale of farm products                                                        185.00

Laboratory fees recd from Students                                              105.00

Balance (“deficit” added in pencil)                                               1555.42

                                                                                    49279.61

 

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The Expenditures to the same date were

Salaries of Officers                                                       20111.00

Branch Colleges                                                                         5280.31

     “      special appropriation                                          2250.00

Brown Scholarship Fund                                                             3380.00

Library Account                                                                         1517.91

Genl Expenses and Repairs                                           10624.55

Experiment Stations                                                        3511.73

Repairs at Dahlonega                                                      2604.11

                                                                                    49279.61

 

Statement to July 1st 1889

Interest payable July 1st 1889                                        12082.07

Due from Experiment Station July 1st                                       1750.00

                                                                                    13832.07

 

Deficit May 31st                                                                                                1555.42

Salaries payable July 1st                                                                                  4279.17

Balc due Repairs at Dahlonega                                         902.09

   “     “   Branch Colleges July 1st                                                             1464.18

   “     “   Experimental Station                                       3388.27

   “     “   Brown Fund                                                      413.25

Balance July 1st                                                                          1829.69

                                                                                     13832.07

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Estimated income from July 1st 1889 to July 1st 1890 available for current expenses:

Interest on Genl, Terrell, Landscrip & Gilmer                28664.16

Matriculation Fees                                                          2000.00

Rents of Houses                                                                           600.00

Commissions Brown Fund                                                            100.00         (“31,264.16” in pencil)

Experiment Stations                                                        5500.00

Balance on hand July 1st 1889                                         1829.69

                                                                                     38,693.85

_______________________

 

Appropriations recommended:

Salaries of Officers                                                        28,500.00

Branch Colleges                                                                         4000.00

Servants                                                                                       400.00

Fuel & Gas                                                                       400.00

Water                                                                               200.00

Repairs on Buildings                                                       2735.00

      “       “  Apparatus                                                      100.00

Insurance                                                                          550.00

Catalogue, Advt and Printing                                             350.00

Postage & Stationary                                                        150.00

Incidentals                                                                        150.00

Sermon on Commencement                                                20.00

Music                                                                               150.00

Medals                                                                               36.00

Traveling Expenses of Chancellor                                                  200.00

Chemicals                                                                         250.00

Balance                                                                                        502.85

                                                                                    38693.85

 

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The Salaries are estimated as follows:

The Chancellor                                                               3000.00

Professors of Mathematics                                                          2000.00

        “             Physics & Meteorologist                                      2250.00

        “             Modern Languages                                              2000.00

        “             Ancient Languages                                               2000.00

        “             Bells Letters & English                             2000.00

        “             Engineering                                              2000.00

        “             Chemistry and Station Chemist                 2500.00

        “             Asst    do   and Asst do     do                               1500.00

        “             Biology and Entomologist                                     2000.00

        “             Geology and Geologist                             2000.00

        “             Agriculture                                                           2000.00

        “             Military Tactics & Asst Mathematics                    1000.00         (“1500.” in pencil)

        “             Tutor in Anct Languages                             800.00

                    Secretary & Treasurer                                1200.00

                    Inspector of Buildings                                   250.00

                                                                                    28500.00

 

All of which is respectfully submitted

                        For the Committee

                        A.L. Hull

June 11th 1889.            Chairman

 

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Athens Ga June 10th 1889

 

Financial Report by Lamar Cobb Secty & To Trustees Univ of Ga

Balances on hand July 5th 188 (sic) & Receipts Since

General Fund  Balance                                                    3269.77

Library     “       “                                                               519.95

Brown      “      “                                                             1802.25         5591.97

                                                                                                            5000

Received

State Appro for Repairs at Athens                                              5000.

Brown Fund                                                                   2091.

Experiment Station                                                        14983.55

Interest Landscrip fund                                                   8477.07

     “      100,000 for year @ 8%                                                 8000.

     “      18,000   “ 6 mon @ 7%                                                   630.

     “   Terrell fund 6   “     “  7%                                                    700.

     “   Gilmer   “    6   “     “  7%                                                    525.

First quarter Legislative Approp Branch Colleges                        2250.

Rents & Insurance by Professors                                                  557.50

    “     from other Sources                                                             156.65

Matriculation Fees                                                          1470.

Library                                                                             735.

Laboratory                                                                       105.00

Sale of product (Exp Station)                                            185.00

Excess of Expenditures over Receipts                             1555.42

                                                                                     53,013.16

 

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Expenditures and Receipts (“Remainders” written above in pencil)

Branch Colleges                                                                         5280.31

Brown Fund                                                                   3380.

Repairs at Dahlonega                                                      2604.11

Library                                                                           1517.91

Salaries                                                                                    15598.50

Music &c                                                                         112.50

Special Appro JO (?) Campbell & CM Snelling                            632.88

Experiment Station                                                        11757.78

Medals                                                                               36.00

Servants                                                                                       339.00

Repairs                                                                           2442.68

     “      on Dormitory                                                     5000.00

Water Supply                                                                   132.18

Postage & Stationary                                                          71.81

Incidentals                                                                        180.70

Insurance                                                                          490.35

Catalogue, Adv & Printing                                                            376.00

Fuel                                                                                  301.80

Chemicals                                                                         100.00

Laboratory                                                                       105.00

Expenses of Chancellor                                                     123.00

Legislature Approp                                                         2250.00

Philos Appr                                                                      150.65

Traveling Expenses of Treasurer                                                      30.00         24632.33

                                                                                    53013.16

 

We have examined the vouchers for the above expenditures and find them correct

 

            A.L. Hull

            A.S. Erwin       Auditing Committee

 

June 10th 1889

 

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Acting Chancellor’s Report

Dr Wm. E. Boggs

Chancellor University of Georgia

Dear Sir

            I respectfully submit the following:

            The attendance at the University for the session 1888-1889 has been as follows:

            Franklin College                                                              108

            State College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts        40

            Law School                                                           30

            Total for Department at Athens                            178

           

            The Medical College at Augusta                                       105

 

            The Technological School                                                136

                                                                                       419

 

North Georgia Agricultural College

Senior Class Males                                                              3

Junior      “         “                                                                            5

Sophomore Males                                                             30

                 Females                                                              4

Freshman “ Males                                                              25

                 Females                                                              8

Preparatory Class Males                                                                       46

                         Females                                                                       13

Total in College classes                                                      75  

    “    under  “          “                                                               59

 

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Aggregate – Males                                                          109

                   Females                                                          25   134

 

South Georgia College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts

Sophomore Class                                                                          15

Freshman                                                                          50

Total in College classes                                                      65

Under College classes                                                               100

Aggregate: Males                                                                                              125

                 Females                                                                               100      225

                                                                                                                        778

Middle Georgia Military & Agricultural College:

In College Classes: Males                                                             89

                           Females                                                 90

Under college classes Males                                                     103

                               Females                                                     142

Total in College classes                                                     179

 “ under College classes                                                                        245

Aggregate: Males                                                                                              192

                 Females                                                                               232

Special Students                                                                                                   4      428

 

West Georgia Agricultural & Military College:

In College Classes                                                             58

Under “          “                                                                  59

Aggregate: Males                                                                                  63

                 Females                                                                   54        117

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Aggregate – Males                                                          109

                   Females                                                          25   134

 

South Georgia College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts

Sophomore Class                                                                          15

Freshman                                                                          50

Total in College classes                                                      65

Under College classes                                                               100

Aggregate: Males                                                                                              125

                 Females                                                                               100      225

                                                                                                                        778

Middle Georgia Military & Agricultural College:

In College Classes: Males                                                             89

                           Females                                                 90

Under college classes Males                                                     103

                               Females                                                     142

Total in College classes                                                     179

 “ under College classes                                                                        245

Aggregate: Males                                                                                              192

                 Females                                                                               232

Special Students                                                                                                   4      428

 

West Georgia Agricultural & Military College:

In College Classes                                                             58

Under “          “                                                                  59

Aggregate: Males                                                                                  63

                 Females                                                                   54        117

 

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Total in all departments:                                                              1479

 

Again the attendance can be generally expressed thus:

Franklin College                                                                           108

State College                                                                      40

Law School                                                                        30

Total attendance at Athens                                                                    178

Medical department                                                          105

Technological School                                                        136

Branch Colleges                                                                           413  654

 

Total attendance in all collegiate departments                     832

Attendance in preparatory departments of Branch Colleges           647

Aggregate of students in entire University                                     1479

 

Of the total attendance at the Branch Colleges there are:

Males                                                                               465

Females                                                                                        411

Not known                                                                          4

                                                                                      1060

 

The attendance has been less this session than it was the last. This was to be expected on account of the regulations passed at the last meeting of the Board of Trustees, making known the minimum age for admission, and urging strict examinations for entrance.

 

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Under these rules a number of applications had to be refused because the applicant was found to be under age; and a number of young men who came here to stand their examinations for admission, had to be refused matriculation, because of inefficient preparations, in the class for which they applied. In the case of those applying for the Freshman class, they had to return home, as we have no preparatory department; in the case of those applying for higher classes, a few returned, rather than enter a class below that for which they thought themselves qualified; the others, however, stood examinations for admission into a lower class, which, if prepared, they were allowed to join. The result has been that students admitted to the respective classes have been well up to the requirements and the work of the classes has been more satisfactory. No one can cast the slightest doubt upon the wisdom of the rules above mentioned. They may, and no doubt will for a while, our attendance, but the efficiency of a University should be judged not by the number of students in its halls, but by the proficiency of its graduates, and while of course, proper if forts should be made to invite here and secure the attendance

 

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of as many properly qualified students, as our teaching force will warrant, the efficiency of the institution given should not be endangered by lowering the standard, for the sake simply of a larger attendance of imperfectly prepared men. The fault is this, want of preparation is largely with the school of the state. There are but few of them that send us properly prepared students. The schools, on their side, have been complaining that the University admitting boys at 14, and the boys or their parents having anxious to come or have them get through college, it was not possible for them – the schools – to keep the boys long enough for sufficient preparation. Again, complaint has been made that the University admitted boys, who had been advised by their teachers themselves against coming here, because they were not sufficiently prepared: or again that a boy would apply here and be admitted on probation to a class higher than that for which he had been prepared by his teacher; that boy, thus admitted, would write home and encourage others to come to the detriment of the school There has been foundation for these complaints, and there is no doubt that the policy to obtain numbers, has caused us to admit students; on probation who were not prepared. I have myself always

 

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condemned that policy. My observation has been that, with very few exceptions, a boy, thus admitted on probation, becomes discouraged, soon despairs of  “making up” and becomes a drag on the classes. Then one of the two things happens. Either, the boy, having become a mere hanger on, struggles on to the end of the session and leaves then to go elsewhere, or abandons, discouraged in mid session, baming (sic) [blaming] us for having allowed him to do what he now has found out to be to his disadvantage; or, and this is far worse, the boy becomes reckless, loves pride, goes into bad habits, has to be sent home, and then the parent’s blame us. In either case, the university loses a friend, and makes an enemy. It may be said that a student is not admitted on probation, without earnest advice being given him against that course, that he is pointed out all the difficulties and all the dangers to which he exposes himself by entering a class for which he is not prepared. In the large majority of cases, the student will not take the advice, and knowing, that if he insists or his parents for him, he will be admitted on probation, he will enter the class “on probation impelled by a foolish pride. The enforcement of the rules will

 

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now correct the evil complained of by the schools. The teachers of the state may now be confident, first that they can retain boys until they are            (blank space); and secondly, that no one will, hereafter be admitted to the University until upon a strict written examination, he has shown himself competent for the class to which he seeks admission.

 

            The rules have been enforced in their letter and spirit. At the opening of the session examinations were held before a committee of the Faculty. The papers were graded and the results reported to the Faculty who passed on each case separately. The result was that few of the applicants were admitted to the classes for which they were examined. Many upon proper advice, then applied and were examined for lower classes: the others withdrew; but the Faculty stood firmly upon their decision against the protest of the boys and in some cases of their parents. I hope however, that I        (blank space) with all cases in showing the parent that our action was based on kindness to the boy.

 

            On the other hand, it is will to state that when a boy applies for a class, and upon examination, is found unprepared and has either to go home, or enter a lower class, this will in a few years, awaken

 

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the schools to do their part, and inquire more carefully in to the requirements for admission.

 

            The enforcement of our rules for admission takes away all grounds of the complaint on the part of the schools, the University now may look to the schools to send to its departments young men well prepared and grounded on the elementary branches of education.

 

            The consequence of the increase in the number of the members of the faculty of Franklin College of the State College, made as the last meetings of the Board of Trustees, it has become necessary to revise our scheme of studies required for degrees. The schedule of studies being already full, it was impossible to put in additional hours for the chairs newly established. For the present session we have been working under a temporary schedule, in which provision was made, in a measure for the new professors, and meanwhile, the Faculty has been considering the question of modifying our scheme of courses for degrees was to adapt it to our present organization.

 

            The scheme under which we have been working has not been satisfactory, and for some time past, we have been discussing the

 

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policy of proposing changes.

 

            The principal objections to the present scheme are:

 

            Too many degrees; -

 

            Too small a difference between them; - The master of Arts course, crowded in a time too short for the proper study of its requirements;

 

            No advanced course in science corresponding to the masters course in arts; no system of post graduate courses, offering to graduates of other institutions an opportunity of carrying on their studies to                 (blank space) special ends.

 

            The plan, now proposed, is simple, overcomes the objections above noted and in addition, offers courses of advanced instruction in all departments for those who desire to become specialists in one or more branches of learning.

 

The plan proposed.

            Two Baccalaureate Degrees, viz:

            Bachelor of Arts

And Bachelor of Science

Two Post-graduate Degrees, viz:

            Master of Arts

            Master of Science

One State college degree, viz/

            Bachelor of Agriculture

And the following Professional Degrees, viz:

            Bachelor of Engineering

 

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            Civil Engineer

            Civil and Mining Engineer

 

The scheme is the outcome of much thought and investigation on the part of the Faculty, and is presented for the adoption of the Board of Trustees with entire confidence in the success of its practical working.

 

            The scheme is now presented in detail as unamiously (sic) passed by the Faculty:

 

Requirements for Degrees:

Bachelor of Arts:

Freshman Class:                                               Sophomore class.

Mathematics                                         Mathematics

English                                                  English

Latin                                                     Biology

Greek                                                   and any these of

                                                            The following languages;

                                                            Latin

                                                            Greek

                                                            French

                                                            German

 

Junior Class:                                         Senior class:

Biology                                                 Metaphysics

Mathematics                                         English

English                                                  Physics & Astronomy

Physics                                                 Mineralogy & Geology

Chemistry                                             and any three of the

And any three of the                             following languages.

Following languages                              Latin

 

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Latin                                                     Greek

Greek                                                   French

French                                                  German

German

 

Bachelor of Science

Freshman class                                     Sophomore class.

Mathematics                                         Mathematics

Latin                                                     Biology

English                                                  English

Drawing                                                           and any three of

                                                            The following

                                                            Latin

                                                            French

                                                            German

                                                            Drawing.

 

Junior class.                                          Senior Class.

Mathematics                                         Metaphysics

English                                                  Mechanics & Astronomy

Physics                                                             Physics

Chemistry                                             Chemistry

Mineralogy & Geology                         Mineralogy & Geology

Biology                                                 Biology

And any three of                                               and any three of

The following                                        the following

Latin                                                     Latin

French                                                  French

German                                                            German

 

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Post-graduate Courses of M.A. and of M.S.

            Three courses are opened to graduates of this or any other institution of approved standing.

Master of Arts.

Mineralogy and Geology

Biology

Mechanics and astronomy

Chemistry.

 

Courses of Literary work in the classical and English departments and in the department of Mental and moral philosophy and Political Economy, to be assigned by the Professors in those departments. Any two of these three courses to be selected by the student. The classical course comprising Latin and Greek.

 

            One additional language, making graduation in Latin, Greek, French and German, necessary for the degree.

Master of Science.

 

            The degree to be given upon satisfactory completion of any one of the following courses:

 

  1. Advanced Mathematics: Advanced mechanics and Astronomy: Advanced Physics.

 

  1. Advanced Chemistry; Biology.

 

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  1. Advanced chemistry; Economic and Experimental Geology;

 

  1. Advanced Physics; Chemistry

 

  1. Geology,    (blank space); Biology together with additional reading in one language.

 

Note. This course does not at present exist in any form in the University. It contemplates advancing all the scientific departments to a higher point of scholarship. It is intended mainly for students desiring of becoming specialist, and to accommodate such students, each Professor will have to organize an additional class for the prosecution of the higher course in his department.

 

Bachelor of Engineering:

 

Freshman Class:                                                           Sophomore Class:

Mathematics.                                                    Mathematics.

English.                                                             English.

Latin.                                                                Analytical Chemistry.

Drawing.                                                          French or German.

Book keeping.                                                  Drawing.

                                                                        Engineering.

 

 

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Junior Class                              Senior Class.

Engineering                               Engineering

Drawing                                               Drawing

Physics                                     Physics

Physical Laboratory                  Chemistry

Chemistry                                 Mechanics & Astronomy

French or German                    Geology

Mineralogy                               Mathematics

Mathematics.

 

Civil Engineers:

For the degree of Civil Engineer the student must complete all the studies required for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, most graduate in one modern language and most perform such additional work as the Professors of Chemistry, Physics, Mineralogy and Geology and Engineering direct.

 

Civil and Mining Engineering

            For the degree of Civil and Mining Engineering, in addition to requirements for the degree of Civil Engineer, the student must perform additional work in mining and

 

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Bachelor of Agriculture:

 

First year

 

Algebra – partial course

Plane geometry

Plane Trigonometry

Arithmetic & Book – keeping

English

History

Drawing

 

Junior Class:                                         Senior Class:

Chemistry                                             Chemistry

Chemical Laboratory                            Chemical Laboratory

Biology                                                 Mineralogy & Geology

Physics                                                 Biology

English                                                  Physics

Land Surveying                                                 Agriculture.

Drawing                                                           Physical Laboratory

Economic Botany.

 

Elective or Special Students:

            Students not having obtained a Baccalaureate degree, but desiring to pursue any special course, will be admitted, provided they are over 18 years old, and provided they pass satisfactory examinations upon such subjects as would show on their part a knowledge

 

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sufficient to enable them to derive benefit from the special course they wish to pursue.

 

Upon the satisfactory completion of their course they will be entitled to a certificate in the department or departments taken; said certificate will entitle them to bring as Alumni of the University; their names appearing as graduates in the departments taken by them, in all the official publications of the University where the names of graduates appear.

 

Work required of students.

In each of the above described courses, the work required of students would be about 20 hours per week of Lectures and Recitations. Experience has shown to the Faculty, that this requirement is not an

 

            The Faculty recommend the passage by the Board of Trustees of the following regulation, viz;

 

            “Every Student shall annually be required to make a contingent deposit of $10.00/100 with the Treasurer, against which sum is to be charged any loss, breakage, or damage to apparatus,

 

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materials, buildings or other College property, when accused by the Faculty or by the Heads of departments, - when loss occurs in any department – against an individual, class or body of students. The balance remaining to his credit to be returned each depositor.”

 

            It is evident that students in the laboratory, handling University property, should be held responsible for damage there to due to carelessness, or merely to deterioration from use. Again, every year it is necessary to spend from two to three hundred dollars for repairs due to willful abuse, carelessness or accident; such as for instance, the greasing of black boards, abuse of recitation rooms furniture, breaking of doors, locks and window glass, cutting up benches and desks, losing books taken from the library. There is no reason why the University should pay for these, but every reason why these damages should be assessed on the students. The only practical way of doing it is the requirement of a contingent fee. If there is no damage done to property, the fee save in the cases where a small percentage would be charged for the use of apparatus and of material in the laboratories, would be returned at the close of the session. A proper system of rules would, of course,

 

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be established, was to assess the damages on the proper parties; but when these could not be found, then on the whole body of students. It would thus enlist every one on the side of order and care of property.

 

            I think that the furniture of the college boarding house keeper should be included within the rule. It is true that this furniture is not College property, but his own private possession; still it is used for college purposes, and I think it would be well to afford him some protection. The keeper of the house has had much trouble from breaking of furniture by what is apparently willful abuse. It would be advisable that the occupants of each room should be made to pay for the actual cost of necessary repairs of damage         (blank space) by abuse or carelessness, said cost to be charged against the contingent fee.

 

            I am requested by the Faculty to transmit to the Board of Trustees the following extract from our minutes:

 

            “The Committee also reported the following, which was unamously (sic) passed, and which the chairman was requested to forward through the chancellor to

 

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The Board of Trustees, for their adoption:

 

“Election of Senior Speakers:

 

  1. That the present method of selection the Senior Speakers for Commencement be discontinued and that, for the exercises of Commencement Day two orators and two essayist be chosen by the Faculty from the members of the graduating class, the awards to be made during the month of January upon ___ delivery of original speeches and presentation of original essays. It being understood that no student, not recommended for a degree shall appear among the speakers or essayists on Commencement Day.

 

  1. That the Faculty be authorized to so arrange the final examinations of all the University classes, (including the Senior) as to conclude them not earlier than Friday one week preceding the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees. The object of this recommendations is to keep all the classes at regular work until within a few days of the close of the college year.

 

  1. That on Commencement Day, the Honor men and those who under existing regulations, would

 

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be consigned speakers places be entitled to seats upon the platform, and have their names appear upon the program of the Commencement exercises as well as upon the Blue List.

 

            The Faculty of Franklin College and that of the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts recommend the following students for the respective degrees:

 

For the degree of Master of Arts:

J.G. Basinger

J.M. Gaston

W.H. Pope.

 

For the degree of Bachelor of Arts:

G.D. Anderson

J.R. Cooper

D. Gillis

A.M. Heartsfield (sic)

W.O. Henderson

R. McGough

H.C. Polhill

W.W. Shepperd

L.W. Stanford

F.S. Twitty

 

For the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy;

P.S. Black

E.A. Cohen

 

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J.G. Cranford

S.R. Crawford

F. Hardeman

R.L. Sample

S. McW. Varnadoe

A.C. Willcoxon.

 

For the degree of Bachelor of Engineering

J.W. Barnett

E.C. Fleming

W.O.D. Rockwell

E.C. Stewart.

 

            The Faculty of the Department of Law, recommend for the degree of Bachelor of Law, the following:

John W. Bennett                                   James P. Shattuck

Llewellyn J. Brown                   John R. Singletary

Nash R. Broyles                                   James H. Skelton Jr

Thomas R.R. Cobb                  Victor Lamar Smith

F.G. Corker                             John C. Turner

D.A. Remer Crum                    W.C. Thomas

D. Griffith                                 Ebb P. Upshaw

Donald Harper                         F. Minott Ward

Thomas L. Holton                     Charles R. Warren

E.C. Kontz                               Edgar W. Watkins

J.H. Lamb                                Carl Y. Wellborn

Hal Lawson

Robert E.L. McNeer

C.H. Plyer

Thomas W. Reed

 

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I have the honor to transmit to the Board, through you, Mr Chancellor, the report of the Faculty of this department, which you will find enclosed.

 

In regard to the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund.

 

            I report the following as having enjoyed the benefits of the fund during the session, with the averages obtained by each in his class:

 

Cooper J.R.                 Senior Class    Average           84.00

Culpepper J.O.             Freshman    “          “     86.92

Hall, B.W.                    Junior        “            “     82.17

Hearstfield, A.M.                      Senior       “            “     96.34

Horton, M.C.               Freshman    “          “     92.00

Horton. O.E.                Freshman    “          “       90.00

Felder, T.S.                  Sophomore  “         “     90.82

King, Walker.               Sophomore  “         “     94.53

Sheppard, W.W.                      Senior        “           “     91.43

Smith, J.D.                   Sophomore  “         “     95.25

Smith, W.W.                Junior         “             “  95.66

Bennett, J.W.               Law School

Barr, J.H.                     Medical College at Augusta

 

            Mr T.S. Felder who has this year been receiving one hundred and fifty dollars from the fund, petitions for two hundred ($200) dollars next year. This petition is enclosed.

 

            Mr. W.W. Sheppard, of the Senior Class, desires to retain his place as beneficiary

 

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and askes for two hundred (200) dollars. This petition is also enclosed.

 

            Mr. J.O. Culpepper who has been receiving one hundred dollars, asked that the amount be increased to two hundred (200) dollars. Mr Culpepper has not filed a written application, but requested me to make the application for him, which I now do as above.

 

            The following are the new applicants for the benefits of the fund:

 

            B.F. Pickett of Fulton Co. – now a member of the Sophomore class of the University – wants $200 per annum.

            His average is: 96 96/100.

 

            W. Frank Harrell of Troup Co. Now a member of the Sophomore class of the university wants $200 per annum.

            His average is 9844/100.

           

            W.R. Barnwell of Dawson Co – wants $125 per annum. The average made on his examination is 5111/100

 

            R.F. Jackson of Walton Co – Wants $200 per annum. The average made in his examination is

6511/100

 

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I enclose in separate envelopes, the certificates, and examination papers and all the information required under the Rules for the administration of the fund, in the case – of each of the above named applicants.

 

            From the above it appears that the number of applicants from outside the University, was only two; it is, therefore, proper for we do remark that the number was much larger. Correspondence was carried on with sixteen parties; most of them declined to make application after becoming aware of the character of the examination they would be expected to stand for the Freshman Class. Seven had the Questions for Examination sent for them to the ordinary of their respective county; five of these returned the questions, with the statement that they could not stand the examination; two of them sent back answers as noted.

 

            I am informed by Major Lamar Cobb, that Mr. T. J. Shackelford, who was a beneficiary of the Fund, during the sessions of 1887-1888, desires to receive its benefits during the next session.

 

            Mr Shackelford was a member of the

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Sophomore class, and made an average of – 93 46/100

 

            I shall be happy, Mr Chancellor, to give you, or through you to the Board, any further information you may desire.

 

            Very respectfully

            L.H. Charbonnier.

            Chairman Fact.

           

Addendum to report on the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund.

 

Since completing the above report, I have been informed that the following students have made application through Major Lamar Cobb for the benefits of the Fund:

 

Cooper, J.R.    Senior Class. Average  84.00

Polhill, H.C.          “        “          “           87.43

 

            L.H. Charbonnier

 

2. Addendum to report on the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund:

 

            I have, this moment, received an application from Mr. J.H. Barr for a continuation of the benefits of the Fund.

 

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Mr Barr has been a student of the medical college at Augusta and has been receiving $100. He now asks for $150.

 

            His letter is enclosed with the other papers of applicants.

 

            L.H. Charbonnier

 

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University of Georgia

Georgia Experiment Station

The Hon. Board of Trustees

University of Georgia:

 

Gentlemen: -

            The Board of Directors of the Georgia Experiment Station, at its regular meeting in May last, adopted the following resolution, to wit: -

 

            “Resolved: - that, in the absence of the proper laboratory buildings at the place selected for the Farm and Station, we accept the offer of the Trustees of the University of Georgia to employ the scientific staff of the University to carry on our scientific experiments for the year beginning July 1889 and ending in 1890, paying for the same $5500.”

 

            I am instructed by the Board of  Directors to respectfully notify your honorable body of this action and, in explanation of the above Resolution, to say, that it is the understanding of the Board of Directors that the University will furnish to the Station the services of a chief chemist an assistant chemist, a Meteorologist, an Etomologist (sic), and a geologist for the sum of money named, to be paid in equal quarterly installments, said sum having been estimated upon the basis of the salaries now paid to the  officers designated, for their services to

 

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the Station, and an additional amount for the Station’s estimated equitable share of fuel and gas bills.

 

            I have the honor to be,

Gentleman,

            Very Respectfully,

            Your Obedient Servant

            H.C. White

Chairman Committee on Organization

            Georgia Experiment Station.

 

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Report of Committee on Apparatus.

To the Trustees:

            The Committee on Apparatus by its chairman, has inspected the Apparatus of the University in the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering, and takes pleasure in reporting that it is in perfect order.

 

            Nothing in the way of Apparatus is needed in the department of Chemistry. It is believed to be as thoroughly equipped as any in the country. Only the usual appropriation of $100 for chemicals is asked for, in this department.

 

            The Department of Engineering needs a magnetic compass for field surveying. The University has none except a small folding sight instrument, not adapted for illustrative work. We ask and recommend an appropriation of Forty Dollars, for this purpose, which will secure a reliable and improved instrument.

 

            For the Department of Physics, we ask and recommend the usual appropriation of $100 for repairs of apparatus and materials.

 

            The greatest need of the University in the way of Apparatus, at this time is a Dynamo and a gas engine to operate it, to furnish electricity at the

 

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high tension now required in this most progressive branch of science. Our outfit of apparatus cannot be said to be up to the times without such an appliance.

 

            A Dynamic for this purpose would also furnish light for the Chapel the Campus and for other purposes and would cost $1200.

 

            The Committee recommend that the Board take steps to supply this apparatus, now or as soon as possible hereafter.

 

            Respectfully submitted for the

            Committee

            W.W. Thomas

            Chairman.

 

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Report of Board of Control – Experiment Station

The Board of Control of the Experiment Station submit the following report: -

            Upon its appointment the Board found the Station organized and by the expenditure of the first annual appropriation of $15000. Equipped for thorough work in field and laboratory. The work of this Board has consisted in making an appointment of the sum received from the general government for the various purposes of the Station and in Authorizing the employment of officers and assistants by the Directors. For the detailed work of the Station we refer to the report of the Director and the quarterly bulletins issued from his office. As required by law, a report of the expenditure of the appropriation for 1887-88 was made to the governor early in February last and a copy sent to the Secretary of the Treasury at Washington.

 

            By an act of the Legislature of Georgia passed last December the control of this fund was taken from your hands and lodged in a Commission appointed by the governor. By consent of this Commission the balance of the present years appropriation excepting about $2000. was left in your hands to carry out engagements previously made and to

 

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complete the work of the Station already undertaken.

 

            With the final expenditure of this balance at the close of the present month, your committee conceives its duties will have come to an end and respectfully ask to be discharged.

 

            A.L. Hull, chairman

            For the Board of Control.

 

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Report of Director of Experiment Station

To the Honorable the Board of Control of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station.

 

            Since the report I had the honor to make to you in January last, the lives of work therein indicated have been pursued as far as practicable. Uncertainty concerning the future of the Station has, however, interfered very seriously with work Indeed until after the meeting, in February, of the Directors appointed by the Legislature, the officers of the Station felt unwilling to incur any expanse or obligation for money. Vacant offices remained unfilled and so continue to the present. In consequence no investigation of the disease of plants has been undertaken, a field which it was hoped would be fully entered. The threatened destruction of the LeCont pear crop in Southern Georgia illustrates its importance.

 

            The Entomologist as far as circumstances would permit, has been collecting insects, observing their habits, breeding them when practicable, and has made some experiments in destroying them. Several insect breeding cages and a spraying pump have been procured for his department.

 

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No work has been done in the geological department. A set of sieves for Mechanical analysis of soils has been ordered and are now being prepared for the Station looking to future work (Received since above was written).

 

            In the Chemical department, analysis of the ash of native woods, previously begun, have been continued; results of these have been published in bulletins Nos. 2 and 3. In addition analyses of feeding stuffs have been begun and are now under way.

 

            Meteorological observation have been kept up continuously on the campus and at the Farm. The self-recording instruments have been found to work admirably.

 

            On the farm, the experiment on the preservation of the sweet-potato during Winter, was completed the first of April. It will be necessary, however, to repeat it many times before final conclusions can be reached. The results so far, are very gratifying. They will be found in bulletin no 3.

 

            Numerous other experiments have been begun, many of them, co-operative in their nature, according to plans matured by representatives of different stations, at a meeting held in

 

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Washington City in March last. These cover applications of certain kinds and quantities of fertilizers to corn, cotton, sweet – potatoes, peas. For comparison with each other, many varieties of Sorghum, cotton, corn peas sweet-potatoes, tobacco, and garden vegetables have been planted. A large number of seedling strawberries, some raised from special crosses, have been set out, with the hope of securing improved varieties. A garden of grasses best suited to our climate and soil has been planted. It embraces Texas and Kentucky blue, orchard, herds, tall oat English blue grass (Festuca) and timothy. Plots of Bermuda have been prepared and manured with different fertilizers to discover those best suited to this valuable grass. Experiments on special fertilizing of the cow-pea, heretofore begun, are being continued, and are deemed of the highest importance. It is very desirable that these should be repeated for many years.

 

            In addition to above field experiments, quite a number in water culture have begun and are now under way. These embrace corn, cotton, peas and sweet-potatoes, our leading and characteristics crop. A corresponding

 

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series of experiments in pots is contemplated, and steps have been taken to secure the pots necessary therefor. The Connecticut Experiment Station has kindly sent us one pot, of the most improved pattern, from which others can be made in the city.

 

            The accompanying financial report is made for the information of the Board. It is deemed equitable and proper to charge against the first two quarterly payments by U.S. Treasurer the expenses of the first two quarters of the fiscal year, and such other expenditures as run through the whole fiscal year, and which were not included in the specifications made by the Board of Directors appointed by Legislative Act. The latter include travelling expenses and incidentals. The unexpended balance of the first two quarterly payments can be legitimately and advantageously spent for additional equipment. The officers of the Station have lists and estimates covering such expenditures, should it be the pleasure of the Board to direct that the balance be so spent. The expenditure for fertilizers has

 

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exceeded the allotment made by the Board at its meeting last August by $7.19. The incidental expense account exceeds the allotment made by $88.97.

 

            It is respectfully asked that a transfer be made from other unexpended allotments to cover these two items.       

 

            Respectfully Submitted

            W.L. Jones      

            Director.

 

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Report on Law Department

To the Hon. Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia.

 

            The Committee upon the Law Department beg leave to make the following report.

 

            The gratifying exhibit made by the school of Law at this Commencement furnishes evidence of the efficient work that is being done by the Professors of that department. The steady increases in numbers shows that the value of this school is being better and better understood throughout the country.

 

            The instruction in the school is through, the selection of text books and the methods of teaching are satisfactory. The two professors of law Prof. Thomas and Prof. Cobb deserve great credit for the ability and industry, displayed by them.

 

            We endorse the suggestion looking to lectures by gentlemen learned in the law, from various parts of the state, and agree with the Professors that it should not be abandoned.

 

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Report of Committee on Law Department

 

            We think that the connection between the law department and the University is as close and intimate under present arrangements as is practicable, but if the association can be made more intimate we see no objection to such a step. We consider it a part of the University and under the control of the Board of Trustees and the chancellor. If the chancellor can suggest any reform in the respect of this department which will more thoroughly embody it with the University, we will gladly hear it.

 

            Respectfully submitted.

            Pope Barrow,

            Chairman.

 

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Report of Committee on Buildings & Grounds

            To the Trustees: -

            The Committee on Building and Grounds, respectfully report that the expenditures, in this department, for the last year, have been as follows:-

 

            Expenditures 1888-1889

 

On the Chapel                                   4.80

On Moore College                          17.80

On the Ivy Building                          96.00

On Prof Morris’ Dwelling                          403.00

On the Chancellor’s dwelling          430.00

On Prof Willcox’s dwelling              51.65

On the New Privy                          207.00

On the Library Building                    14.75

On repairs of Fences                       46.90

On cleaning Privies                        122.50

On the New College                   1,256.15

On the Old College                     5,004.05

On Sundries                                  166.26

                                                ________

Total Expenditures                    $7,820.86

 

            Of this amount, a portion was received from sources other than the income of the University for the year, as follows: -

 

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From Legislature for Dormitories                                               $5,000.00

From Experiment Station for Laboratory                                        500.00

From Appropriation of 1887 for Chancellors dwelling        250.00

                                                                                    ________

Total from other sources                                                           $5,750.00

 

            Deducting this from total expenditures, as stated above, leaves the sum of $2,070.86, as the amount expended from University Funds, for repairs, under the appropriations of July 1888.

 

            In accordance with the order of the Board the entire sum of Five Thousand Dollars, appropriated by the Legislature for repairs of the Dormitories, was expended on the Old College. It is now, virtually a new building and is thoroughly comfortable for its occupants.

 

            All the others are in fairly habitable conditions, needing only slight repairs for the next year, except the New College building which will require a considerable expenditure to make it at all satisfactory, as now used.

 

            As directed by the Board, this building has been converted into Lec-

 

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ture Rooms and Offices for the Professors of Biology, Belles Letters, Ancient Languages, Modern Languages and for the Adjunct Professor of Ancient Languages. A room has been assigned to the Professor of Agriculture and one for a museum for the Department of Biology, but no work has been done on these nor on the remaining rooms of the building now used for the storage of chemicals, fuel, etc.

 

            To make the building available in this way, the interior partitions were taken down, new framing introduced to suit the new arrangement the old stairways removed and a single one substituted, necessary benches and black boards put in and the offices of the Professors partly furnished. The amount expended on this building, during the year was $1,256.15 and of this, $500 was received from the Experiment Station Fund and used in fitting up a Laboratory for the Department of Biology.

 

            Much remains to be done to make this building what it should be and to place the academic professors on more equal footing, as to accomoda-

 

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tions, with the gentlemen of the scientific chairs.

 

            The floors are worn out and it is not possible to scour them, with out injury to the ceiling below. The windows are past being repaired and should be substituted by new ones, with inside blinds. New flooring should be laid over the old one and the building must be stuccoed outside, not only for appearance, but for the preservation of the walls.

 

            This work is estimated to cost as follows not including floors for the lower story, which can be put in later: -

 

            New College

New Flooring, (2 floors)                                      $486.00

New Windows, sash & blinds, (53)                       530.00

Roughcasting & painting                                         600.00

Total                                                    $1,616.00

 

            The building of the new closets and the present arrangements for cleaning them, have entirely remedied the complaints heretofore made by the residents in the vicinity. It is believed to be as well arranged as circumstances permit, unless a water and sewer

           

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connection could be had. Under the present arrangement they are cleaned twice a week, at a cost each time of $1.50, requiring the service of his men and a team and having to be done at night. This makes the cost $12 per month or $144 per annum and this will have to be a permanent feature in the appropriations of the Board, until some other arrangement can be made.

 

            Nothing has been done on the grounds during the last year. They are about in the usual condition and nothing is proposed in regard to them, for the reason that this committee is fully aware that the Board cannot now make an appropriation which would do any good in the matter of draining or otherwise improving them.

 

            This Committee earnestly desires the Board to adopt the regulation proposed by the Faculty requiring students to make a contingent deposit with the Treasurer, and of charging to the Fund thus raised, all intentional or careless damage to University property, as assessed by the Faculty, against the

 

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individual or class causing the damage or failing to locate it more difinitely (sic), against the entire fund. This plan we are convinced, will reduce the wilful (sic) damage to a minimum, and will relieve us of the cost of repairing them, a sum which has already averaged above $200 per annum.

 

            The sum required for the ensuing year, for this department, will be as follows: -

Appropriation for 1889-1890.

 

Library Building (painting roof)                                                       $65.00

Ivy Building (tin roof)                                                                       90.00

Moore College (painting roof $40, sundries $30)                                          70.00

Prof. Woodfin’s dw’g (repg cornice, piazza and steps & painting)               150.00

Dormitory (white washing & scouring)                                              40.00

Stable on Chancellor’s lot                                                                            25.00

Lecture room for Prof. of Agriculture                                             175.00

Cleaning Closets, $12 per month                                                                144.00

Repairing Fences                                                                                         50.00

New College                                                                              1,616.00

Furnishing Lecture rooms & offices, New College                                      100.00

Sundries                                                                                                    100.00

Total                                                                                        $2,735.00

 

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The forward herewith, the annual report of the Inspector, giving full details and we take pleasure in bearing renewed testimony to the care and efficiency with which the Inspector, Dr. Charbonnier has discharged the duties of the office and to the excellent results he obtain for the funds available.

 

Respectfully submitted: -

W.W. Thomas

Committee.

 

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University of Georgia,

Report of Committee of Library

            The Committee on the Library respectfully make the following report: -

 

            It appears from the report of the Librarian herewith submitted that 388 volumes have been added to the Library since the last report as follows: -

 

            Public Documents & reports     110

            By Contribution                                        5

            “    Purchase                             158

            “    Bound Periodicals               115

            Total                                        388

 

            Several papers and magazines have been added to the latter by subscription, and several scientific publications subscribed for to be used in the departments of Serology (sic) and Biology.

 

            The number of books extra out is 1964.

 

            The daily attendance at the library has varied from 34 to 87.

 

            The committee take pleasure in commending the Librarian Miss Frierson for the very satisfactory and efficient manner in which she has performed her duties.

 

            In her report she bears testimony to the perfect decorum and respectful bearing of the young gentlemen at all times –

 

            The Librarian in a separate commu-

 

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nication states that all the numbers of Harpers Weekly, Frank Leslie Weekly Puck and Judge are too much worn to be filed or bound, and that if permission be given by the Board she would be glad to sent them to the Asylum in Milledgeville as calls are frequently made from that institution for old papers and magazines of this character.

 

            We recommend that such permission be given.

            Respectfully

            A.S. Erwin

            Chairman

 

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University of Georgia,

Report of Committee on “The Charles McDonald Brown Fund”

            Mr President:

                        The committee on the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund begs to report.

 

  1. The amount of this fund is                $3500.00

Amount appropriated to Dahlonega               1000.00

Amount at our disposal                   $2400.00

This fund is disposed of as follows

J.O. Culpepper.            2 Dist.  Freshman         86.92   .           180.00

M.C. Horton.   Brown          “               92.00   .           180.00

O.E. Horton          “              “               90.00   .           180.00

J.S. Felder        3 Dist   Soph.               90.82   .           180.00

Walker King.    7th            “                   94.53   .           180.00

Smith. J.D.       4th            “                   95.25   .           180.00

Smith W.W.     10th      Junior               95.66   .           180.00

Pickett B.F.      5th        Soph.               96.96   .           180.00

Harwell W.F.   4th            “                   98.44   .           180.00

                                                                                     1620.00

 

J.H. Barr.         Medical School                        100.00

W.W. Sheppard           1st Law                         157.50

T.J. Shackelford           9th Soph                       93 4/2.   157.50

J.R. Cooper     9th Law                        84.00.  157.50

H.C. Polhill       6th Law                        87.43.  157.50               780.00

                                                                                    2400.00

 

We recommend that Mr. T.J. Shackelford who was in College in the session of

 

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1887-1888 and who rose Junior with the grade of 93.46 but who has been out of college since that time be allowed the sum of $157.50 provided, to stand an examination satisfactory to the Faculty.

 

            We beg to say that since the report made up that the annexed letter was received. Calling your attention to Part 2 of Section 4 Rules and Regulations and submit the matter to the action of this board.

 

Respectfully

P.W. Meldrim,

Chairman.

 

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Report of Committee on Branch Colleges

 

The committee on Branch Colleges respectfully submit the following: -

            It appears from the report of the Finance Committee that five thousand dollars, hereby a Legislative appropriation which will be hereafter mention, available to be applied to the Branch Colleges the ensuing year, which amount is made up of four thousand dollars coming from the interest on the Agricultural Landscript fund, and one thousand dollars from the interest on the Gilmer Fund.

 

            In as much as the report from the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega shows that there are in attendance or have been during the past years more than one hundred male students, we are of the opinion that under the contract with that Institution it is entitled to two thousand dollars from the income of the Agricultural Land Script fund which leaves one thousand dollars to be divided among the Branch Colleges at Milledgeville, Thomasville and Cuthbert. It has been the policy of this Board to make the distribution of this fund among these colleges on the basis of the number of male students in attendance an their respectively, for the reason that the act of congress under

 

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which the fund was appropriated clearly contemplates that male students only shall receive the benefit of the fund.

 

            We concur in this view and have made the distribution accordingly.

 

            It appears from the reports submitted to us that the attendance of males

 

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