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Upon the adoption of the proper motions, the following bills were allowed, and the Regent ordered to draw the necessary orders upon the Treasurer for their payment. Illinois State Journal Company.....
$35 00 J. W. Scroggs, com. on lumber-expenses to Chicago.
21 00 0. 0. Alexander, County Recorder....
2 50 H. Seranned, Druggist.
8 00 Harris & Co., Lumber merchants..
9 10 J. O. Cunningham, for surveying farm and moving fence...
62 00 Stone contractor, for stone for front entrance.....
12 80 Mr. COBB moved that the matter of insurance be referred to a committee of three—Messrs. Gregory, Scroggs and Cunningham, with power to act.
to act. Carried. A motion was made and adopted, making Dr. Gregory a committee on repairing roof of the University.
Moved, that when this Committee does adjourn, it adjourns to meet at the call of the Regent. Carried.
The Committee on Farms, together with the Executive Committee, made a tour of observation to the several farms belonging to the University.
Resolved, That the permission of this Executive Committee is given to the authori. ties of Urbana, to extend Green street across the west half, northeast quarter section 18, township 19, range 9 east, third principal meridian.
The resolution was adopted.
It was moved by Mr. COBB, that the Treasurer of the University be instructed to pay all expenses attending the sale or location of the land scrip, on warrant of the Regent, and that he keep and render a separate account of such expenses. Adopted.
Dr. GREGORY in the Chair. Committee called to order. Members all present.
Moved and adopted, that Dr. Gregory's bill of expenses to — be allowed, and an order drawn on the Treasurer for the amount, viz: $20 50. Carried.
Rezolved, That a committee of three be appointed, to procure from the proper parties the best terms upon which the ground east and west of the University building, can be purchased, and report at the next meeting of thə Executive Committee.
(Report of the Committee was referred to the Finance Committee, with instructions to report at the annual meeting of the Board, in 1868.- Rec. Sec.)
Moved, that J. O. Cunningham be authorized to rent the Griggs farm. Carried.
Resolved, That J. 0. Cunningham be authorized to have the Busey buildings insured, and that the Regent be authorized to draw a warrant upon the Treasurer for the payment of the same.
J. M. GREGORY.
Chairman Executive Committee. J. W. SCROGGS,
Secretary Executive Committee.
UNIVERSITY BUILDING, Oct. 18th, 1867. Pursuant to call the Executive Committee of the Illinois Industrial Univereity, met at the University building, on Friday, Oct. 18th, at 9 o'clock A. M.
Present—John M. Gregory, J. O. Cunningham, J. H. Pickrell, T. Quick, J. M. Van Osdel, M. L. Dunlap and J. W. Scroggs.
Moved by J. O. CUNNINGHAM, that the report of Mr. VanOsdel on portico for the front entrance of the University buildings be adopted, and the work pushed forward to completion.
Mr. Cunningham's motion was adopted. Mr. M. L. DUNLAP then offered the following: WHEREAS, By section 4, of the Act of Congress donating lands to the several States, approved July, 1861, it is provided that “in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial class, in the several pursuits and professions in life ;" and that section 7, of the act to provide for the Illinois Industrial University, says the Trustees “shall, so far as practicable, arrange all the regular more important courses of study and lectures in the University, so that the students may pass through and attend upon them, during the six Autumn and Winter months, and be left free to return to their several practical arts and industries during the six Spring and Summer months."
Section 8 provides that, “students shall have attained the age of fifteen years, and shall have passed a satisfactory examination in each of the branches ordinarily taught in common schools of the State.” Section 9, in regard to honorary scholarships, says, that “all such shall be selected from the common schools of the State, and shall be those who have attained the greatest proficiency in the branches of learning usually taught in the common schools of the State; and,
WHEREAS, it is no doubt the intention not only of Congress, but of the State Legislature, that this University should be for the benefit of the industrial classes attending the common schools of the State, and that said University should be in session during the winter.
Therefore be it ordered, that without opening the school in the regular course, that there be a winter session of twelve weeks, commencing the first Monday in December, 1867; that there be admitted to said school one honorary scholar from each county, as provided by section 9, of said act, and that the County Superintendent of schools of each county be authorized to select two persons who shall act wit: him in the examination, and who shall form a board of examination for the purpose to determine who of said applicants shall be entitled to said honorary scholarships; and that the said board shall examine all the applicants, students from the common schools of the State of Illinois, and if they pass a satisfactory examination in all the branches ordinarily taught in the common schools of the State, and shall be of the age of fifteen years, and shall bear a good moral character, the said Board shall give to each of said students a certificate of the same, setting fourth their age, place of residence, and the school district from which they are to be transferred. These examinations should be made as early as November 15th, and a report made to the Regent of the University, and by him to be reported to the Executive Committee, who will meet at the University on Thursday, Nov. 20th, 1867, to consider how many of said applicants can be accommodated in said schools. That if there are more applicants than can be provided for in said University, that they be admitted from each county in proportion to population as determined at the last census, and that these be determined by lot. That the course of study at said sesson, shall, in all cases, be a thorough review of all the branches ordinarily tanght in the common schools of the State. This is quite necessary and proper, for the single reason that a student of fifteen years of age, who shall pass a satisfactory examination in the branches before stated, are to be admitted into the University, and as these have not fully mastered all of these branches of learning, it is but just that they be thoroughly instructed in them by a careful review. Beyond a review of the elementary branches, the student shall select one or more branches allied to Agriculture or the mechanic arts, viz: Chemistry (elementary), Botany, Mathematics, Entomology, Veterinary Science, Book-keeping or Natural Philosophy.
To carry on this session of school, teachers of well known ability shall be em. ployed, with the view of being appointed as professors at the opening of the regular course of the University in March, should they give full satisfaction.
COURSE OF LECTURES.
In addition, and for the purpose of complying with the spirit and letter of the law, there shall be a course of lectures. The first one to be delivered on Tuesday evening, December 10th, 1867, and the others shall be directed hereafter by the Executive Committee, a programme of which shall be published, and which lectures shall be free to all who may wish to attend. The course of lectures shall embrace Practical Agriculture, Horticulture, Practical Mechanics, Engineering, both civil and military, Botany and Vegetable Physiology, Chemistry, as applied to Agriculture and the Arts, Geology in its relation to the soil and to minerals, Natural Philosophy, Veterinary Science, and Law as applied to agriculture and mechanics. That the Corresponding Secretary,
and be a committee to arrange said course of lectures, and to engage the lecturers; provided that most of these shall be residents of the State of Illinois and that the maximum compensation for each lecture , including expenses, shall not exceed dollars,
On motion of J. 0. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. Dunlap's communication was laid upon the table until 3 o'clock, P. M.
Moved by J. O. CUNNINGHAM, that all the inside painting to be done upon the University shall be grained, in imitation of oak, and that the Regent shall designate such rooms as in his judgment shall be so grained this fall.
Mr. CUNNINGHAM further moved that J. W. SCROGGS be authorized to procure such cases for specimens of natural history and for books, as the Regent may direct, and that the Regent draw an order for the bills of the same.
Adopted. Mr. Quick offered the folowing: WHERE as it was ordered by the Board of Trustees, that five hundred dollars be appropriated to defray, in part, the Powell expedition, which order was omitted in making up the records of the May meeting of the Board. And whereas, the Regent,
pursuance of such action of the Board, did issue a warrant for the amount; therefore, Resolved, That his action in the premises be approved. Carried.
The report of the Committee on additional lots was then offered: To the Executive Committee of the Illinois Industrial University :
The Committee to whom was referred the purchasing of lots east and west of the University grounds, would beg leave to report that they have seen the parties own. ing the lots on the west side, and that the whole can be purchased for $2300; and in consideration of the fact that, by so doing, that an avenue can be made straight Fith the west line of the recent purchase, connecting the main lands with the College grounds, would recommend that said purchase be made, and that the Committee have further power to carry out such suggestions, and complete the purchas
ing of said lots represented in the plat here presented (which is made a part of this
J. W. SCROGGS,
Oct. 18, 1867, 2 o'clock P. M. A quorum being present, and the Regent in the Chair, the Committee proceeded to business.
The REGENT presented a bill for a seal and letter-press, which was allowed ; amount $45.
The tollowing resolutions were offered by J. O. CUNNINGHAM, and, after reading, unanimously adopted.
Resolved, That neither the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, nor any of the officers of the Board, have in any way authorized the publication of a paper, to be called the “Saturday Courier,” as under the patronage of the Illino:9 Industrial University, or in any way connected with the University, as used in printed reports, to give character to said proposed paper or to the scheme of premiums connected therewith.
Resolved, That the papers in Chicago and elsewhere, be requested to copy the foregoing.
On motion of Mr. J. H. PICKRELL, Mr. VUNLAP's communication relative to the course of study to be pursued in the University was taken from the table. After a full and free discussion of the same, the following resolutions were offered, in relation to the matter, by Mr. PICKRELL, and adopted by the Committee:
WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Industrial University fixed the time of opening the school in March, 1868; therefore,
Resolved, that the communication of M. L. Dunlap be referred to the whole Board for further consideration.
Resolved, That the Regent request the Standing Committees to be ready to report to the whole Board when convened.
Resolved, That the interests of the University demand that there should be a called meeting of the Board, on the 26th of November next.