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Maryland 
Agricultural College 

FjBGOI^D OP gl^OGEEDINGS. 
June Meeting Board of Trustees. 




Maryland Agricultural College 



JUNE Stti, 1894:. 



The Quarterly Meeting of the Trustees of the Maryland 
Agricultural College was held to-day at the college, and was 
called to order at ii o'clock A. M. by Chas. B. Calvert, Esq., 
in the absence of Governor Brown, who was detained in An- 
napolis by public business. 

There were present, Mess. Calvert, Dodge, Stanley, 
Marion deK. Smith, Jones, Seibert, Silver, Evans and Purnell. 
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The Treasurer made his quarterly report of receipts, and 
expenditures for the college and experiment station, which 
was accepted. 

President R. W. Silvester offered his quarterly report as 
to the condition of the college, which was read by him, and 
accepted by the Board. 

Mr. Marion deK. Smith, Chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee, offered a report, accompanied by the reports of the sev- 
eral standing committees, all of which were read in full, and 
are hereunto appended. 

On motion of Mr. Stanley these reports were accepted, 
and, by a unanimous vote of the Board, were adopted, iii- 
eluding resolutions proposed and the several appropriations 
therein recommended. 

Mr. Robt. H. Miller, Director of the Experiment Station, 
made a report, which was read by him, and accepted by the 
Board. 

President Silvester, in a verbal statement, presented his 
views as to the necessity for a building at the College for me- 
chanical instruction. 

On motion of Mr. Marion deK. Smith, the Horticulturist of 
the Experiment Station was authorized to secure the services 
of a suitable assistant. 



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An election having been ordered for officers of the College 
and for the Experiment Station, for the year beginning July ist, 
1894, the following parties were duly elected, having received 
the unanimous vote of the several members of the Board, a 
quorum being present, viz : 

For President of the College, R. W. Silvester. 

Vice-President and Professor of English, R. H. Alvey. 

Professor of Agriculture, W. T. L. Taliaferro. 

Professor of Physics, W. H. Zimmerman. 

Professor of Chemistry, H. B. McDonnell. 

Professor of Languages, Thos. H. Spence. 

Professor of Natural History, M. P. Scott. 

Professor of Botany, Jas. Robinson. 

Professor of Applied Mathematics, H. G. Welty. 

Instructor in charge of Preparatory Department, H. T. 
Harrison. 

Instructor in charge of Physical Department, H. M. 
Strickler. 

Assistant Chemist, H. C. Sherman. 
Assistant Chemist, F. P. Veitch. 
Assistant Chemist, F. B. Bomberger. 
Farmer, Lemuel J. Shipley at a salary of $^0 per month 
and board. 

Registrar and Treasurer, Jos. R. Owens. 

EXPERIMENT STATION STAFF. 
For Director of the Experiment Station, Robt. H. Miller. 
Chemist, Harry J. Patterson. 
Horticulturist, Jas. S. Robinson. 
Entomologist, C. V. Riley. 
Soil Physicist, Milton Whitney. 
Agriculturist, E. H. Brinkley. 
Registrar and Treasurer, Jos. R. Owens. 
Whereupon the Board adjourned. 

Jos. R. Owens, 



NOTE Messrs. C. V. Riley and Milton Whitney were elected for the period 
of four months only, from July 1st, 1894. 



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Report of the Executive Committee. 
JUNE 7th, 1894. 
The Executive Committee of the Trustees of the Maryland 
Agricultural College met at the Carrollton Hotel at 8 p. m. 

There were present Messrs. M. deK. Smith, Stanley and 
Calvert. 

The Committees being called upon for reports, the Com- 
mittees on Agriculture, on Finance, on Education, on Facilities 
for Instruction and on Eastern Branch, each presented a report, 
all of which were read, and are recommended to the Board for 
adoption. 

A letter from Mr, Henry Holzapfel, a former student of this 
College, was read to the Committee by Mr. M. deK. Smith; 
in which Mr. Holzapfel made an appeal that the Board recon- 
sider the action of the Faculty of the College in 1892, in his 
dismissal from that Institution. 

The Committee decided to recommend to the Board that 
the action of the Faculty in that case be expunged from its 
records. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARION deK. Smith, 

Jos. R. Owens, chairman. 
Clerk. 



Report of the Committee on Agriculture. 
JUNE 7th, 1894. 

The Agricultural Committee of the Board of Trustees of 
the Maryland Agricultural College met at the Carrollton Hotel, 
Baltimore, this evening, at 6 o'clock. 

There were present, Messrs. Smith, Chairman; Seibert 
and Purnell. The college president offered a report as to the 
needs of the college and farm, which was read by him and ac- 
cepted by the Committee. 

On motion of Mr. Seibert the Committee recommended to 
the Board, subject to the approval of the Finance Committee, 
the sum of $500.00, for the improvement of the College Farm. 
On motion of Mr. Purnell, the Committee recommended to the 
Board, subject to the approval of the Finance Committee, the 
sum of vfsoo.oo, for the repair of the president's dwelling house. 



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The Station Director offered a report as to the needs of 
the Station, which was read by him, and accepted by the 
Board. 

On motion of Mr. Seibert, the Committee recommended to 
the Board, subject to the approval of the Finance Committee, 
that from the funds to be received from the United States, un- 
der the Act of 1887, the following appropriations for the year 
ending June 30th, 1895, be and are hereby made, viz : 



For Director of Station, $2,000 00 

For Chemist, 1,650 00 

For Horticulturist, ........ 750 00 

For Entomologist, 700 00 

For Soil Physicist, 600 00 

For Agriculturist, 1,200 00 

For Stenographer, &c., 600 00 

For Registrar and Treasurer, .... 600 00 



and further, that balance of said funds be appropriated for the 
use of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, to be sub- 
divided under the supervision of this Committee. 

On motion of Mr. Purnell, the Committee decided to rec- 
ommend to the Board, subject to the approval of the Finance 
Committee, that the receipts from the State Comptroller, under 
the fertilizer law of 1894, be appropriated to defray the ex- 
penses of the College under the law, to be expended under the 
supervision of this Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
JOS. R. Owens, Marion deK. Smith, 

Clerk, Chairman, 

Extracts from the Supplementary Report of the Committee 
on Agriculture, made to the Board at its session, June 8, 1894: 

* * * After a thorough examination of the college 
grounds and buildings, they are pleased to be able to fully ap- 
prove of the management by President Silvester, in all its 
details, and the Committee can speak in the highest praise of 
all that has come uhder their observation. * * * And they 
further repor-t, that after a close inspection of the grounds and 
buildings of the Experiment Station, they are convinced that 
large praise is due Director Miller and the Station Staff for the 

remarkable improvement made by the present administration. 
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Report of the committee on Education. 
JUNE 7th, 1894. 
The Committee on Education, of the Trustees of the 
Maryland Agricultural College, met at the CarroUton Hotel, 
Baltimore, Md., at 7 p, m. 

There were present Messrs. Poe and Evans. The college 
president made a report, which was accepted by the Com- 
mittee. 

It was determined to recommend to the Board for adoption, 
subject to the approval of the Finance Committee, the follow- 
ing resolutions, viz: 

1st. That the Committee recommends to the Board the 
election of Prof. H. G. Welty, to the chair of Applied Mathe- 
matics. 

2nd. That the Committee recommends to the Board the 
appointment of three assisstant Chemists for the prompt exe- 
cution of the work of the College under the State Law relative 
to the Analysis of commercial fertilizers, 

3rd. That the Committee informs the Board that Lt. John 
D. Ford, Chief Engineer U. S. N., has been detailed to the 
College for instruction in the Mechanical Department, 

4th. That the Committee recommends the re-election of 
the present Faculty and Officers of the College. 



5th. That there be appropriated, for the year 


ending 


June 30th, 1895, 






For the President of the College, . . . 


^2,500 


00 


For Vice-President and Prof, of English, 


1,800 


00 


For Professor of Agriculture, .... 


1,500 


00 




1,500 


00 


For Professor of Natural History, . . . 


1,500 


00 


For Professor of Chemistry, .... 


1,500 


00 


For Professor ot Languages, .... 


1,500 


00 




750 


00 


For Professor of Applied Mathematics, 


300 


00 


For Two Assistant Chemists at $750 each, . 


1,500 


00 




500 


00 


For Instructor in Preparatory Department, 


1,200 


00 


For Instructor in Physical Culture, . . 


1,000 


00 


For Lecturer on Veterinary Science, . . 


200 


00 



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For Librarian, 300 00 

For Typewriter, 360 00 

For Registrar and Treasurer, , . . . 900 00 
For personal expenses of Instructor in 

charge of Mechanical Departnrient, . 300 00 
Whereupon the Committee adjourned. 

Chas. H» Evans, 

Jos. R. Owens, Aaing Chairman, 

Clerk. 



Report of the Committee on Facilities for In- 
struction. 
JUNE 7th, 1894. 

The Committe on Facilities for Instruction, of the Trustees 
of the Maryland Agricultural College, met at the Carrollton 
Hotel at 7 p. m. The college president presented a report, 
which was read and accepted. 

The Committee recommended to the Board for adoption, 
subject to the approval of the Finance Committee, the follow- 
ing resolution, viz: That there be appropriated for the year 
ending June 30th, 1895, 

For the Agricultural Department, ... $ 200 00 



For the English Department, ..... icx) 00 

For the Classical Department, .... 100 00 

For the Mathematical Department, . . . 100 00 

For the Preparatory Department, . . . 100 00 

For the Military Department, .... 100 00 

For the Mechanical Department, . . . 4,cxx^ 00 

For the Chemical Department, . . . 1,50000 

For the Department of Physics, ... 150 00 

For the Department of Natural History, . 100 00 

For the Library, 400 00 

For the Gymnasium, 250 00 

For Lectures and Sunday Services, . . 300 00 
The Committee adjourned, 



Chas. H. Stanley, 

Jos. R. Owens, Chairman pro tern* ~ 

Clerk. 



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Report of the Committee on the '^Eastern Branch/' 

JUNE 7th, 1894. 

The Committee of the Trustees of the Maryland Agricul- 
ture College, on the ^'Eastern Branch'' of said College, met at 
the Carrollton Hotel, Baltimore, at 6:30 p. m. 

There were present Messrs. Silver and Purnell. The 
College president made a report, which was read by him and 
accepted by th« Committee. 

On motion of Mr. Purnell it was decided to recommend to 
the Board, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, 
that the payments to the '^Eastern Branch" of the funds set 
apart for its use, be made by the College Treasurer in equal 
amounts at the end of each quarter of the calendar year. 

The Committee adjourned. 

J. P. Silver, 

Chairman pro tern. 

Jos. R. Owens, 

Clerk, 



Report of Committee on Finance. 

BALTIMORE, MD., JUNE 7th, 1 894. 

The Committee on Finance of the Maryland Agricultural 
College met at the Carrollton Hotel at 7 oVlock p. m. 

There were present Messrs. Jones, Stanley and Smith. 
The College president's report was read and accepted. 

The Committee recommended to the Board, for adoption, 
the following resolutions, viz : 

ist. That from the annuity from the United States, un- 
der the Act of 1890, when next received, there be set apart 
one-fifth, or four thousand dollars, to be applied to the '^Eastern 
Branch'' of this College for the next year, and to be expended 
under the supervision of the Committee on said ''Eastern 
Branch.'* 

2nd. That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, to be re- 
ceived from the United States, under the Act of 1887, for the 
next year, be appropriated for the uses of the Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station, to be expended as the Committee on Agri- 
culture has, or rtiay direct. 



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3rd. That all receipts from students, and other boarders, 
be appropriated for, and applied to the current expenses of the 
Domestic Department, under the supervision of this Committee. 

4th. That the following sums of money be appropriated 
for expenditure, under the supervision of thii Committee, as 
follows, viz : 

For Payment of Gymnasium, .... ^5,000 00 
For Permanent Improvements, .... 1,000 00 

For Heating and Lighting, 3,660 00 

For Repairs and Refurnishings, . . . 500 00 
For Advertising, Insurance and Taxes, . 500 00 
For General Expenses, * * * 1,500 00 
5th. That upon the request of the Committee on Educa- 
tion, it is recommended that appropriations be made for salaries 
of professors and other officers of the College for the year end- 
ing June 30th, 1895, in the full sum of $19,110.00, as shown 
in the schedule as presented by said Committee. 

6th. That upon the request of the Committee on Facil- 
ities for Instruction there be appropriated the sum of $7,400.00, 
or so much as may be necessary, to be expended under the 
su|)ervision of said Committee as by schedule submitted in its 
report. 

7th. That upon the request of the Committee on Agricul- 
ture, there be appropriated the sum of ^00.00, from the Col- 
lege fund, as recommended by said Committee in its report 
herewith presented. 

8th. That the College treasurer shall make no payment 
whatever in excess of the appropriations herein recommended. 

Spencer C; Jones, 

Jos. R. Owens, Chairman, 
Clerk, 



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Standing Committees. 

Committee on Agriculture: Messrs. Smith, Preston, 
Purnell, Jones and Seibert. Committee on Finances : Messrs. 
Jones, Stanley, John Walter Smith, Johnson and Marion deK. 
Smith. Committee on Education : Messrs. Foe, Dodge and 
Evans. Committee on Facilities for Instruction: Messrs. 
Walsh, Stanley and Moss. Committee on Auditing: Messrs. 
Calvert, Silver and Biedler. Committee on Eastern Branch : 
Messrs. John Walter Smith, Silver and Purnell. Executive 
Committee : Messrs. Marion deK. Smith, Jones, Foe, Walsh, 
Calvert and John Walter Smith. 



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