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no part of the proceeds of the act of Congress of 1890 shall be paid over to said corporation of Yale University, except as provided in section 5 of this act, until said corporation shall contract in writing, in such form as the governor shall approve, to fulfill and perform all the duties and obligations imposed upon it by this act.
Sec. 7. After the passage of this act said corporation of Yale University shall furnish gratuitous education in such courses of instruction as, including the courses of instruction already instituted in said school, shall carry out the intent of the aforesaid act of Congress, approved July 2, 1862, in the manner especially prescribed by the fourth section of said act.
SEC. 8. Said corporation shall furnish gratuitous education in said courses of instruction to pupils who shall be annually nominated to be pupils of said school in the manner prescribed by law. The number of pupils to be so received gratuitously into said school shall be in each year such a number as would expend a sum equal to the interest on the proceeds of the aforesaid act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, for the same year. in paying for their instruction in said school if they were required to pay for it at the regular rates charged to other pupils of said school for the same year. Said pupils shall be citizens of this State, and shall be admitted into said school upon the same terms and subject to the same rules and discipline which shall apply to all other pupils of said school, with the single exception that they shall not be required to pay anything for their instruction.
SEC. 9. All the interest and funds arising from the said acts of Congress of 1862 and 1890 not paid over to Yale University by the provisions of this act shall by said State treasurer be paid over to the trustees of the Storrs Agricultural College for the use of said college in the manner heretofore provided by law.
SEC. 10. Should any question of damages, growing out of the provisions of this act, arise between the corporation of Yale University and the State of Connecticut, such question of damages shall be referred to three commissioners, one to be selected by the General Assembly of this State, one to be selected by the corporation of Yale University, and a third commissioner to be agreed upon by the two first mentioned, or, in case of their disagreement, the third commissioner shall, upon application thereto by the other commissioners, be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court of errors of this State, and the decision of said commissioners, or of any two of them, in writing, shall be final, and their award shall, if in favor of Yale University, constitute a claim against the State. The comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his order upon the treasurer in favor of Yale University for the amount of such award, which shall be paid from the sum appropriated for general purposes.
SEC. 11. The State of Connecticut hereby assents to and agrees that said moneys shall be expended in accordance with the provisions of said act.
Sec. 12. Said corporation of Yale University and the trustees of the Storrs Agricultural College shall annually make and distribute the reports called for by the aforesaid acts of Congress.
Src. 13. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. [Yale University called for the constituting of the commission provided for in section 10 of the above act. The commission in January, 181%, rendered a decision awarding damages to Yale University to the amount of $154,6:04,451, equivalent to the entire fund received by the State of Connecticut under the act of July 2, 1862, together with the interest on that sum from the time of the legislative act of 1893 to the date of the decision of the commissioners. The income from the funds received under the act of July 2, 1962, as well as the entire funds granted to the State of Connecticut under the act of August 30, 1890, are now paid to the Connecticut Agricultural College.]
Public Acts 1893, Chapter CCXXVI: SECTION 1. The sum of $1,800 annually is hereby appropriated to the Storrs Agricultural College Experiment Station for the purpose of investigating the economy of the fcod and nutrition of man, and for investigations of the bacteria of milk, butter, and cheese, and their effect in the dairy, and the said sum shall be paid in equal quarterly installments to the treasurer of the Storrs Agricultural College Experiment Station, and the comptrolier is hereby directed to draw his order for the same.
Public acts, 1899, chapter 169: SECTION 1. The name of the Storrs Agricultural College is hereby changed to that of the Connecticut Agricultural College, and said college shall, under said new name, have, own, and enjoy all property and rights of said Storrs Agricultural College, and shall be subject to all laws applicable to said Storrs Agricultural College, and the management of said college shall continue as at present until changed by proper authority. Whenever a library building shall be erected upon the grounds of said college such library shall be named the Storrs Memorial Library," and shall bear that name conspicuously both exteriorly and interiorly.
SEC. 3. [Repealed by section 2, chapter 70, acts 1901.] There shall be a trustee of the Connecticut Agricultural College in addition to those now provided by law, who shall be elected for a term of four years * by and from the graduates of said institution, the election to be under the supervision of the trustees for the time being and to be so conducted that all graduates shall have an opportunity to vote therein by signed ballots deposited personally or by letter.
Public acts, 1895 , Chapter CCXXXV, as amended by the act of 1899, chapter 22: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station shall make analyses of food products on sale in Connecticut or kept in Connecticut for export, to be sold without the State, suspected of being adulterated. Samples of food products for analysis shall be taken by the duly authorized agents of the station or by the dairy commissioner or his deputy, at such times and places and to such an extent as in the judgment of the officers of said experiment station and of the dairy commissioner shall seem expedient. The dairy commissioner or his deputy shall have full access at all reasonable hours to any place wherein it is suspected that there is kept for sale or for export, as above specified, any article of food adulterated with any deleterious or foreign ingredient or ingredients, and said dairy commissioner or his deputy, upon tendering the market price of such article, may take from any person, firm, or corporation samples of the same. The said experiment station may adopt or fix standards of purity, quality, or strength, when such standards are not specified by law. Whenever said experiment station shall find by its analysis that adulterated food products have been on sale in the State, or kept in the State for export for sale without the State, it shall forthwith transmit the facts so found to the dairy commissioner, who shall make complaint to the proper prosecuting officer to the end that violators of the law relating to the adulteration of food products shall be prosecuted.
Public acts, 1899, chapter 147: Five thonsand copies of the annual report of the State board of agriculture shall be printed at the expense of the State. The reports of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station shall be eliminated from the report of the State board of agriculture; 7.000 copies of the report of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and 7,000 copies of the report of the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, not to exceed 400 pages each or the equivalent thereof in paper, pages, and printing in the form of a smaller report and a series of popular bulletins, shall be printed at the expense of the State.
Public Acts, 1901, chapter 70: SECTION 1. There shall be a trustee of the Connecticut Agricultural College in addition to those now provided by law to be known as the alumni trustee, who shall be a graduate of the institution of at least five years' standing, and who shall be elected at the college during commencement week for a term of two years * by the graduates of said institution. The election shall be under the supervision of a canvassing board, to consist of three members, one appointed by the board of trustees, one by the alumni association of the college, and one to be selected by the two aforesaid, and to be so conducted that all graduates shall have opportunity to vote therein by signed ballots deposited personally or by letter.
SEC. 2. Section 3 of chapter 169, 1899, is hereby repealed. (This act taking its place.]
Public acts, 1901, chapter 175: SECTION 1. The board of control of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station at New Haven shall designate and appoint a man qualified by scientific training and practical experience to be State forester during the pleasure of the board, and to be responsible to said board for the performance of his duties as prescribed in this act. The State forester shall have an office at the experiment station in New Haven, but shall receive no compensation other than his regular salary as a member of the station staff of deputies or aids, as may be necessary.
SEC. 2. The State forester is authorized to buy land in the State suitable for the growth of oak, pine, or chestnut lumber, at a price not exceeding $4 per acre, to the amount of the appropriation hereinafter named, which land shall be deeded to the State of Connecticut and shall be called a State park.
SEC. 3. The State forester is authorized to plant the lands so bought with seed or seedlings of oak, pine, and chestnut and such other trees as he may deem necessary or expedient, at a cost not exceeding $2.50 an acre; to exchange the land so bought with adjoining proprietors, if desirable, in order to make the State park more compact for fencing, and for and in behalf of the State to execute deeds for such purpose; to fence such lands with substantial wire fencing, not barbed, and to use proper precautions to protect said lands from forest fires, from trespassers, and the destruction of game, fish, and timber thereon, and in so doing may employ such local wardens or assistants as may be necessary.
SEC. 4. The State forester shall be the lawful custodian of such lands, with power to enter complaint against trespassers thereon, and shall pay, from the sum hereinafter appropriated, the town taxes upon said land when assessed at the same rate as similar adjoining lands, and with the approval of the governor and the attorney-general may sell portions of the same when they shall command a greater price than the cost and interest thereon, and may execute a deed for the sale for and in behalf of the State.
SEC. 5. The sum of 00 for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1903, is hereby appropriated for carrying out the provisions of this act.
SEC. 6. The accounts of the forester for all disbursements under the provisions of this act shall be paid by the comptroller upon the audit of the State board of control.
[The following matter is taken from the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware, pablished at Wilmington, 1833.]
Chapter XLIII (chap. 513, vol. 13, Laws of Delaware): Delaware College. SECTION 1. Delaware College at Newark, reincorporated by act of February 10, 1851, for a period of twenty years, is hereby recognized and reincorporated as a college for another period of twenty years, from and after the 10th day of February, A. D. 1871.
SEC. 2. The leading object of said college 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 order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.
Sec. 3. The board of trustees of said college shall consist of 30 members, together with the governor of the State and the president of the college, who shall be members ex officio, one-half of whom shall be appointed by the governor, who shall fill vacancies which may hereafter occur in their number, and the other half shall be appointed by the remaining members of the present board, who shall have power to fill vacancies occurring in their number; and the joint board so constituted shall have the entire control and management of the affairs of the college, with power to appoint and remove all subordinate officers and agents, and to make by-laws as well for their own government as that of the college.
SEC. 4. There shall be two stated meetings of the board every year at such time and place as may be fixed by the by-laws, and occasional meetings may be held on the call of the president, which he may make at discretion, and shall make on the written request of any two or more members of the board of trustees. The secretary of the board shall give two weeks' written notice of all meetings, and the time, place, and purpose of occasional meetings shall be stated in the notice thereof, and the proceedings of such meetings shall be confined strictly to the purpose stated therein.
SEC. 5. Nine members of the board shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a less number may adjourn. Officers inay be appointed for the occasion in th absence of the regular officers. The place of a trustee who shall be absent from three successive stated meetings shall be vacated, unless the board shall otherwise especially direct, and a vacancy thus created shall be filled as in other cases. And a trustee appointed and not accepting at or before the next stated meeting shall be considered as declining, and a new appointment made.
SEC. 6. The trustees, as ascertained and limited by this act, shall continue to be a corporation by the name of the trustees of Delaware College, with all the powers and franchises incident to such an institution, including the capacity to take and hold real and personal estate, not exceeding in annual value $50,000, by deed, devise, bequest, gift, grant, or otherwise, and the same to alien, sell, transfer, or dispose of as occasion may reqnire, and the proceeds thereof to be reinvested in other property, funds, or securities for the benefit of said college, and in accordance with the spirit and purpose of this act.
SEC. 7. The faculty, consisting of the professors and tutors employed by the board of trustees, one of whom shall be president of the college, shall have the care, control, government, and instruction of the students, subject, however, to the by-laws. They shall have authority, with the approbation of the board of trustees, to confer degrees and grant diplomas.
Sec. 8. The college fund, created by resolution of the general assembly of January 28, 1824, and transferred by act of February 5, 1833, to “the trustees of Newark College,” and all other funds, stock, money, or property belonging to or appropriated for, or raised, paid, or payable to the trustees of Delaware College,
by that or any other name, shall be a part of the endowment of said college and shall be held, appropriated, and used as such by the said trustees.
SEC. 9. Devises, bequests, gifts, and grants to the corporation shall not be avoided by any misnomer if the description can be understood with reasonable certainty. And the corporation shall not be dissolved by nonuser so long as there shall remain seven trustees. The secretary of state shall transmit to the president of Delaware College, to be kept and placed in the library, a copy of all public documents of which he may receive duplicates, whenever the same shall not have been already appropriated. This college shall never be managed or conducted in the interest of any party, sect, or denomination, and the trustees of said college shall make a report of its condition to the legislature at each regular biennial session. (February 17, 1869.)
Chapter 48, volume 14, Laws of Delaware: SEC. 2. It shall not be lawful for any person, whether licensed to sell spirituous and fermented liquors or not, to sell, dispose of, barter, or give to, or be instrumental in procuring for any student of Delaware College, within 2 miles of the said college, any spirituous or fermented liquors or cordials of any kind in any quantity whatever, and any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable to a fine of $25 for the first offense, and $50 for the second offense, and $100 for every subsequent offense, and shall be imprisoned until the said fines and costs shall be paid; the fines herein incurred to be collected as similar fines are now collected by law, one-half to be paid over to the inforiner and the other half to go to the constable or officer serving the warrant. (March 2, 1871.)
Chapter 408, volume 14, Laws of Delaware: SECTION 1. The treasurer of this State is hereby authorized and required to pay over to the treasurer of the board of trustees of Delaware College the sum of $3,000 per annum for the period of two years, in equal quarterly installments, the first installment to be paid on the 1st day of October, 1873: Provided, That whenever the college shall receive additional aid from the General Government this appropriation shall cease.
Sec. 2. In consideration of the appropriation herein made, the trustees of Delaware College shall provide free instruction of a suitable character for 10 students from each county of the State whenever such students, on presenting themselves for admission, shall obligate themselves to teach in the free schools of the State for not less than one year.
SEC. 3. Until otherwise provided by law, the appointments to the free scholarships herein established shall be made by the members of the legislature, each senator and representative being entitled to make one appointment. (March 27, 1873.)
Chapter 625, volume 18, Laws of Delaware: Delaware College, at Newark, Del., reincorporated by act of February 17, 1869, for a period of twenty years from February 10, 1871, be, and the same is hereby, reincorporated as a college, with the same duties, privileges, and prerogatives as now legally enjoyed and exercised by that institution for a further period of twenty years from and after the 10th day of February, 1889. (February 21, 1889.)
Chapter 137, volume 13. Laws of Delaware [see law of February 17, 1869, the first of this collection]: Whereas the legislature of this State by a recent act accepted the provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862; and whereas the said act of Congress renders it the duty of the State to provide the buildings, grounds, and appliances necessary to carry out the objects of said act; and whereas the board of trustees of Delaware College have proposed to convey to the State of Delaware a joint and equal interest in the grounds, buildings, libraries, apparatus, and vested fund of said college property, upon the condition that the State shall vest the income to be derived from the sale of the said lands in a board of trustees, not more than one-half of whom shall be the representatives of the State, and the remainder the representatives of the present board, for the purpose of establishing at Newark, in connection with said college, an institution which shall meet the requirements of the act of Congress and extend to the people of our State the benefits of its provisions:
SECTION 1. The proposition of the board of trustees of Delaware College is hereby accepted and Delaware College is adopted and established as the institution to be provided by the State of Delaware in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 2, 1862.
SEC. 2. The State treasurer, in conjunction with the governor of the State and the president of the board of trustees of Delaware College, is hereby authorized and required to sell and assign, upon such terms and conditions as they may deem best for the interest of the State of Delaware, the whole or any part of the scrip or land warrants issued or to be issued to the State by virtue of said act of Congress.
SEC. 3. The proceeds of the sale or sales aforesaid shall be invested by the said treasurer in interest-bearing bonds of this State or of the United States, at his discretion, the principal of which bonds shall be forever held sacred for the purposes contemplated in the act of Congress aforesaid, and shall not be transferable except by a special act of the legislature.
Sec. 4. The State treasurer may perform and discharge any of the acts, trusts, or duties authorized, directed, or conferred herein by any agent or agents by him selected and appointed, and with the consent and advice of the governor of the State. All costs and expenses incurred in selling or assigning the said land scrip, or investing the proceeds thereof, shall be allowed and paid out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.
SEC. 5. The State treasurer shall, semiannually, receive and pay over the interest of said bonds to the treasurer of the board of trustees of Delaware College for the purposes and on the conditions hereinafter mentioned.
SEC. 6. The board of trustees of Delaware College shall devote said interest to the maintenance of such course or courses of instruction in said college as shall carry out the intent of the act of Congress aforesaid, and shall provide for the gratuitous instruction of one pupil from each hundred in the State, who shall be annually nominated to be pupils of said college in such manner as the legislature may prescribe. Said pupils, so nominated and received, shall be residents of this State, and shall be admitted into said college upon the same terms and subject to the same rules and discipline which shall apply to all other pupils of said college, with the single exception that they shall not be required to pay anything for their instruction.
SEC. 7. Said board of trustees shall, annually, on or before the 1st day of February in each and every year, make up and distribute the reports required by the fourth paragraph of the fifth section of the said act of Congress.
SEC. 8. The governor is hereby authorized to appoint five trustees from each county of the State to be members of the board of trustees of Delaware College on behalf of the State, and to fill all vacancies which may arise in such appointments, occasioned by death, resignation, or otherwise, and that the present board of trustees of Delaware College shall fill up the remaining vacancies in said board in the manner and to the number prescribed in the charter of Delaware College, as well as to fill any vacancies which may hereafter arise in their number, and the joint board of trustees thus reorganized shall have the entire control and management of said institution, subject to the provisions of its charter and the terms of the act: Provided, That said institution shall never be managed or conducted in the interests of any party, sect, or denomination.
SEC. 9. The board of trustees of Delaware College shall report such amendments to this act, or such further acts or laws, as they may deem necessary and proper to carry out the objects contemplated by this act. (March 14, 1867.)
Chapter 420, volume 13, Laws of Delaware: SECTION 1. The number of students from each county shall not exceed [ten from each county!. Each hundred in each county shall have an equal number of the appointees to the college established hy the act passed March 14, 1867 (above), and in making the nominations of the pupils under the act aforesaid hereafter, the hundred as herein named shall always be construed to mean such territory as was embraced within the limits of the respective hundreds in each county at the time the counties were each embraced within limits of ten hundreds only.
Sec. 2. They shall be nominated in this manner: Each member of the general assembly for the time being, whether during a session or in vacation, as occasion may require, shall nominate the students to which his or their hundred shall be entitled, and nominations from hundreds within the meaning of this act shall be made whenever a vacancy occurs in a hundred by nonacceptance, death, or otherwise. When there are two or more meinbers of the general assembly from one hundred, they shall decide who shall nominate from the hundred or hundreds, within the meaning of this act, having no resident member, together with the hundred where they may reside, hy writing the names of the hundreds on separate paper and drawing as by lot; the hundred which a member may so draw, the same shall be his, so drawing, to nominate therefrom during his term.
SEC. 3. No person shall be nominated on the part of the State as a student of Delaware College who is under the age of 16 years or over 21. (March 15, 1869.)
Chapter 55, volume 14, Laws of Delaware: SECTION 1. A. B., late State treasurer and trustee of the funds arising from the sale of the land scrip mentioned in the act (March 14, 1867) to which this is a supplement, is hereby directed to transfer and deliver to the State treasurer all the funds, bonds, and other securities, as well as any scrip yet in his hands or under his control, if any, taking his receipt