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ADJOURNED MEETING it
Ir -r;) TIP- I BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -4i0 TIHE- U L.eaiana State Unavermity and A. and M. College. a 1 FIRST lDAY" -SF>slON. .11l13 i t, 1i I. 'LTb( BIoard of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University tonl A. . S4. College, met pur snruit to adjournmtent at the University in PBat-' on :onae o Friday. July St, I1, at IJ o'clock and was calledl to orler by the Vice President, the following memlbers being present and en swEi+"ng to their names to-wit: Leon Jantremski ViceI Presideat, Wit. 'resstn t Johnstton, President o(t Facu'ty. H. H. Fay, i State superintenennt of Pnilic Education. 1i Messrs. rahain,. Thorpe. Edwards, Beauregard. Deolbonde and Pipes inewber-s of the Board. r The Vice President announced that a full s qUtia ni being present, the Board was ready for E the transaction of business. '1bhr minutes of April id were read and ap- t proved. The minutes of June lath were read. approv ed and the action had at said meeting ratified by the Board. The President of the Faculty presented the following report which on motion of Mr. Ed. wards was received: Louiriana state University and A. cE M. Coleyje, Baton Rowge, La.. June 30, Iif1. To his Excellency, Louis A. Wiltz, Governor of Louisiana, ana ex-officio President of the t Board of Supervisors: Sit-1 have the honor to submit the following I report of the condition of the University : 1 I. I beg leave to lay before you the following special exhibits:: (a.) Roll of Faculty and staff. (b.) Roll of cadets for IM0-81. ;c.) Roll of proficients and distingaished ca dets of this year. (d.) Roll of titled graduates and Alumni. V. I am happy to report that, not only since the last meeting of the Board but since I arrived I here early in this session, I have Ibeenable to I mark a gradual, yet steady, improvement in er I cry department of the University. The session I has been tranquil, and the institution has been thoroughly reorganized. The tinancialaffairs of I the Univcersity are under the immediate control I of the Board of Supervisors, and therefore require no comment from me: but I may be allowed to congratulate the Board upon its administration, I by which the monies have been collected, and its I oicial salaries, wages. c:urrent expernses and all i other accruing ndiebttedness have been regularly I paid, while old debts have been put in liquida. tion. At the December meeting the Board adopted four cotrsew of study recommended by the Facul ty as a substitute thr the optional system otstud. I len heretofore employed. These courses have been punt in operation, as tar as was possible,. without injury or injustice to studentawho were purauing other studies with tixed views. Much greater regularity and system have followed, with the prospect of being able next year to en s tablish a better classification. There can be no doubt of the superiority of our new system in the morale. progress, duration nftastudies and hap. e pineass of the students. andt its greater economy I and ecase of administration for the University. 'The Faculty lhav-e worklr with harmony anil fidelity. The instruction has beten ofa charnacter whi:h shiuldt satisty the frieilds of education and the parents ofour students, and theadvancement of our yonng men has been creditable. Some have developed an unusual diligence, intelli gence and purpose. Our numbers have been small, owing, pirobably to the litigation in which the University has been engaged, and the cluse qnent perplexity in the pubtlic miut as to its control. This has now been tinally adjudi'ated and settlhis. andl we have every reason to explet a latdr number of students durinig the coto ing stesonu. When I :arriveid lire there were only te matriculates: 31 stttselu'uently entered.niaking 6i9 in all. Altlithugl the rnle reluiring a caletto withdraw on attoining his niaximlim oh demerits has teen enforced more strinizeutly than hereto fore, the proltortioin oit cadets pteseint at thu close oftbh wession is larger than nutnil. Thli eadits now her" art hI-althy, happy. will satisticit, anti In a tint. stati0 otf iseipline. Msot oit them will probably i-turn. I have a largt uxtietienic with young oen. but I iautn slely say I have ni-vir sne a imnreore iterly. irepettuil antcihetuertil bIody of students. Mucih of this is tIue to natural amenity if i'haractsr, the result of in hierittsd vir tnres. But nioch is alsodne tilet tht disciplint of the institution, whictl is adapted. ·o thr as we 'have been able to establish it, to our exact tin ditien. I Disciplini' 'ihoiuld not weigh ipoi thie student like a viile. tihu:t lite tint adorn thiii like a will-titting garimt-ut Mv lahuitra in this rIgax d have bet-n iiiuch ligihti nied its Ithe zeutlitus anid nltlliigenti ceo ipuratiti tf ith Comml citinauianau, I,:t-utiiuaulnt.( itoii Jamnar. Itis perfcrt kntowl. edge of the reqiirmonnts of his litoition. his zeal and chterfutiliii-ss in tih- ierttirmautnct of his duli ties, his syipuith-tit i nunlrstaiuting ift lii It-i-l logs and nites oit Stil tII tituihavi- all unitil to render hint a niott usI-tul aiilnd etiicient othier iiof the University. We owe our thanks to the gen. eral goverment anl War Departientit for his as stgnment tous. The (;toverlor, att nm request, has ricognizi-it, to sonie extent, the services of Lieutenant Jaimar, Ity appointing tiii a Lieuten ant-Colonel in thi' special militia totce of Louis lena. The only interferenee with the regular ilisci plinm ot the University asri-s from the anonmo luns. and somewhat incougruous relations of mit itary studtents, tesiduing ox Iloartding in Baton Roage. to the general position of the c-orps of.en dets It is hioped. howtvei, th that the ittegulari ties spiniinng trom this torci- will tie gradtually reemiti.ll hroxugh jiidiciui nianagement by the authoiltitis it-n p-rating with the good senset of the eituz-ens ot litoen Iouige. who niiust perceive the great olvatitages oh this institution ) t their cit v. iTrl, lui-alth it the ecrps tais husen ixtcelletit. T'here has been no iiserious case of sickniss. T'he hospital has iiiitmroviit greatly in itauorganization during thbe car. I hut' given it my contanit petrsorul attention. with a view to tnrther imt proveeoont. It is very odlylocyhatud. Placed as it is in the midst of a populhtus building, the least rumor it contagious, or epidTeiti. diseasi' is apt to crcate a panic among an excitabhle toil isagi native sit iif liiis. setit-li thlp valeiii. of sutih ditsi-asi invilvi-s setitir s ni ilt itf. I ticonummue-nit that an jieolite-i biuliin tie tioight tor liiiilt. utin side uttfiu- nisin htuajtinln, liut ti-ar by, and hie nt. ted :i p .isa hospital. Wi iti a tnidtusuerabhi- in - crea'i'- . . our numibue-rs. it will tic i p)iriinsiig iiCiid. as, :i idl it ion ti i:- uli-troin c:ousiderations. iii thal~l it 1tile the ititli 'Iio jsulie the litlulthi ti tlii tutrps. It wil lII ni-e essarv alsit to tvi:tr ov egriunld wodEn'II cis ferns,. The prslint water itiuiply is not it a prop er ehareter. This tan be dniii ii the fall. In duliition to the dilchint anti cultivution of our groundis already done, some otther drainage is nete-itr-: but it can be made at small cost. At tention has bet-n given to sanitary arrangemeiits, and the synatemnatic disinfection of the premises. UOARDING D)RPARTMNT. A boarding department is not properly speak tnr, a necessary adjunct of a University. The real function of a University is to teach. and er e rrthing extrinsic to this is an embarrassment. In the present condition of Southern society however, with the military system firmly fixed upon us. and with the requirements of an A. & 3,. ('ollege to ftlfill, the hoarding department is a necessity. ComImon never give satisfaction. It is ditticult to, make young people understand values, and that the price of board must some what regulate its character. Still, there has been no serious complaint this session, and the health of the corps is a suffloient proof of the whole ,xmeOess of the diet. I have inspected tht kitchelns, pantry and dining rooms almost daily and have found them clean and well kept. TIihe food is clean, wholesome and in many re speits well served. It has been abundant, and the subject of a good deal of wilful waste by ca det·. This we hope to remedy. The butter has Ieetn ofnn inferior quality. It in the only arti. cle served that I could call bad. This can be remedied another session. Of the beef, I will speak elsewhere. Jadot, the Steward, I re gard as a very useful man. He is punctual, systematic, neat, attentive to duty and anxious to please. He is zealous, and proud of an exact performance of his functions. His experience was not large when he took this position, but has, of course, increased. I think the Board of Supervisors has a right to be satisfied with him, The boarding department lhas had to pay too much for supplies. This was this year una voidable, but it need not be so hereatter. Our supplies must be bought on business principles where they can be had best and cheapest. Any other rulQ of this action is bound to result in a deficit. The Baton Rouge merchants, now that our payments are cash, ought to be able to do as well by aus as any others. Such has not been the case, and we must seek the best mar kets. I recommend that the beef, milk, butter and vegetables be furnished by the Agricultural Department, as will be more particularly shown hereafter. I also recommend the erection of a bake oven and the employment of a baker, if the number of boarders justifies it. I propose to use again the Mess Hall, for its legitimate purposes, and to facilitate the transfer of dishes etc.. and an elevator, or dumb waiter, should be put in the pantry. The present dining halls are cold in winter, and damp and close in summer, and more troubled with flies than the upper room. No economical method has been suggest. ed for heating them. They can be usefully emn ployed in connection with the Boarding Depart. %t. One of them should be dtted up as a refrigerator. The furniture supplied to cadets is old and has been greatly abused, and very little of it retain' any real value. The experience of other institutions, as well as our own, has shown that nothing less than the sense of ownership will en sure decent treatment to furniture used by boys. I suggest that it hel put in salable repair, and be sold at low rates to nmatriculates first applying, at the beginning of next session. If the purcha ser will take tolerable care of it lie can dispose of it at the end of his term with little loss. This is the custom almost everywhere else, and would be an improvement here. Itndents tbefore matriculating should be re quired to put on deposit with tihe Treasurer a contingent t.e of not less than ten dollars. There is considerable damage done in a yeouar to the public property. especially in the breakage of glass, through the wilfull or reckless conduct of cadets. Wlhere, datiages can he traced di rectly to an individual the ldamage could be charged against his contingent fee. Where it could not h," so traced, it cwouldl be charged to "General Damages," the aggregate of which would then be made good iby an equal charge to each deposit. In this way a guaranty, both spec. ial and general, in secured against wilful injury. This guaranty is particularly needed as we are obliged for the purposes of military instruction to place valuable breech loading rifles in the hands of cadets, any injury to which we must re pair. In this conIlnection, it is proper to mention that since year last meeting I have dlischarged the flormer janitor. Mr. Walker. I have tempora rily appointed Mr. 11. V. Babin as ,janitor, a very respectabtle fll gentleman, who was quali fiedl by his integrity and courtesy for the custo dy of our etli-cts. The lposition is an ardulous one, requiring great activity, energy, and pIhysi cal ability, and will probably require a younger and imore vigorous imani to till it. Whatever ar rangemie-ts are encessary tfor the benetit, of the Unive-rsity, I expect to tieake in consultation with your Vice President, whose advice and ser vices slave Ibeen as fully asked Iby nme, as they have been given bcy him, in all matters of im portance to the University. General Jastrenus ki s clear intelligence, great local information, pubelic splirit, and commanding qualities ofl chlar acter, have rendered hii ani invaluable friend +to this institution. and we all owe him our iithanks. Thlu Treaseir re-Iceiport will show that the plan of prlceplayment olf tics aeuloptied by the 11eard is the only way of conduicting the University on Ibusiness principles. Owing to the indlulgenee heretofore graneted, it has bewen hard to entforcee, and the relataxation of the rule undieer lthe anomea sous circiumstances of the past session, meude the work oif t'collection a constantstrain. 'IThe return will. it is lhcpedl. prove satisfactory. It wculdl see-ni that, by thin time, the public should he1 siulicientlyaplprized of this regulation, f and that hlereafter it may be stringently enforced without deltriment or iuconvenicence to any party interested. It has been see n that, during the past session, the fces of ladet.s have not paid the expenses of their maintenancce. This is idue in part to the tlet that the arreuneine-nts of the University werfe mtade in ever-y department for a larger number o f student boardelrs thini attendedll. In .the doeubt arising out of the liligation, andl its Y conesequences, aud an en-tirie chlange of adminis tratioc. proper estimaltes and the favoruble pur f cIchase of supplies clnld not is, made. It is alsoe , true that t(te fr-s artc low. These ditticulties nmay r he reniedicu, as has been suggesteei, except the last. The monthly c-es of Cadet-s aro, s follows: cardic-............................-.... ...4 2 50O L. Lodging and servants attendance.......... I 50 e Washing and mending---......* -....... 2 00 Fuel and lights--.... ---... ........... I e00 n Medical attendanece and medicine.......... 2 00 it re Total, pc-r nmouth.................$19 00 4 It nmay seem a smnall matter to persons itnac t customest to the neiagement of boys, but the t itemizing of th-ese tes affordls ample groundh for i. discussion and complaint. There is not one of hi then that rieinelcbt-c-e cs at prcienelt. I regrect i fully 'cc -esi that the icinthly feells shall le ý. lumpc--l at "i-1. anud so stated in the egg egate. T. Tis wcceelcl givc, fcr nineI mneths -.. . n e0 ('Icitiice-ic1 f-c foe cleetreage-C---.. --------10 etc IctIt lcoccks............ 1 )1 It I-tal.-...............c............... e0 f o thie -wonecel t-'l ii'ca stueecil. lebeie heed ntin-i-c c. laeti iee. tee ncakc- his irl.t det'ho eit oc 8-0, neiie his . eulslicoil tiwe dilepoceits of 8e60 c-ache. I tlhenk it c. iniglhi tic we-ll tee reqic-reie. in acldditiln, a dc-posit, of 3e fIroe 1:aeslc-l, livictg otiedele of hlaton Iuocge-. ef te) ccvc'r ltzh exsnses of uniliorm clothitig and a other eixpeisces eetsoliteelv ne-eceesary to thee cnom fort of tiee Cadet. I have dcesireel to supply the Cadeti with arms. e. So tfr. with the aid of the President anid Vice IPresiclent of the Board, I have only been able to r- thruish bre-ch-loading rities. The old muskete h~a i b" taurdi to qq ue1s . ous to Ea Board the bond required by the tTnitll Sltates 1 Government, to enable as to draw our proper. ' tion of Cadet rifles and other equipments allowed z usbylaw. If the Boird will add to It the re- ( qulred sureties, I have hopes that I' an this I summer obtain the arms and munitions named in requinition-d. e., 150 Cadet rifles, two pieces t of artillery, etc. It has been suggested that it is desirable for us 1 to obtain the barracks and land of the United I States Goyernment at Baton Rouge under some I permanent arrangement.* The opinion of the I Board is desired upon this point, It has been the pleasure of this Honorable Board to signify tha It is desirable that I should occupy quarters in the University building, and that the Commandant of the Cadets should do I the same, and the privilege has been accorded the I1 President of the Faculty of assigning anoccupied quarters to Professors desiring to reside in the University. I have been compelled, under cir. cumstances of considerable embarrassment, to decline several applications by Professors for quarters In the building for reasons which the Board in each case would have approved, and which I trust were satisfactory to the parties on reflection. Our building is imposing In appearance, com bining, as has been shrewdly remarked, "the maximum of space with the minimum of room.'" This apparent waste, uanused by spacious halls, lofty ceilings, etc., has its advantages in ventila tion, comfort and health; but it greatly limite the floor-room for the use of occupants. The pe collar construction of the building makes it ill adapted fur students' quarters, and will necossi tate the use of large rooms as dormitories, under the charge of responsible Cadet officers, with as many as ten or twelve Cadets under the care of each. All the available rooms for the occupation of Cadets, exclusive of the rooms now assigned to myself and other Profesors as quarters, would accommodate without crowding about 120 Cadets; and this includes the room at present occupied as a hospital. My estimate is as lol lows: 4 large dormitories-1 officer and 10 Cadets ...44 16 largea rooms-4 Cadete each ................64 6 small rooms-t Cadets each.................1Z 120 If hospital is deducted, it leaves 109. If two more Cadets were put in each of the 20 larger rooms, it would furnish crowded quarters for 160 Cadets, including hospital, and I think we have every reason to expect this number. I should add that while my present quarters are more than ample for my personal require ments without a family, yet when I remove my family to Baton Rouge, even with the utmost economy of space, greatly more room will be reipuired. If the University is to be my home, I must give it the comforts of a home, simple though they be, and not treat it as m-rely a. camping place. It therefore behooves the Board I to consider whether the advantages supposed to be secured by my presence in the building will compensate for the room I must occupy, which should be at least double my present qluarters. I Under the circumstances, I do not like to under I take the delicate task of assigning my own luar. ters, and thus subjecting myself to present and Sluture criticism by my colleagues and the Board, and must request the Board to take the matter under the fullest consideration. In addition to this, the Board should determine Imore exactly the relations of officers residing in the building to the boarding department. At present they are so loosely defined that it would be nearly impossible for me to fix the rate of' t board I should pay for my fathmily, when they ar. rive. Every other Professor finds the name dittirulty. I have already stated that, so for as I -an - judge, the instruction in the University has been of a satisfactory character. There are some de Spartments, however, whichdopend no much for Stheir succoess upon proper apparatus apd appli a ances, that they require special notice. Prof. McCulloch has been filling three chairs, though tir the want of students e hhas not been compell Sed to do any extra teaching. lie has done agood Sdeal of work in restoring damaged apparatus, and putting it in Order. He has called thbo atten Stion of the Board to the fact that his tdepartments Sart, ill-supplied. I have rendered him all the a. assistance raqitiested by him, in mny power. It R would be well for the Board tt ascertain his requirneetits, and supply them s ts fr as pen r sitle. I desire to gall aspttial attention ta) Mr. Ran a: dolph' aservices and school work. It is my a ea-ina-st wish that no student shall It-ava' this -University without somne knowledge of dirtwing, Sor at least. th oepportunity of learning it. Prol. - Randolph has given his instruction in this Itrauch 1 with great zeal, as results evince. The work ,, shop has be-n completed, a steam-engine put up, - tatt''r totals anald lsncha-a parovided. and a coursti 1I o' instru~ction begun that will anabla learners to r )ciomlprchlentl its scope anti purioP5. I niake MI'. aundolph's raport. an exhibit ht-rtawiti. I tri-tst that, in vit-w of' the imitortanat inter asi nt n comnitta'ti to his chlarga anal the ibhility " shlown in his othit't, MIr. Itandolph will te itut by nthe Board in a position otf aquality with othler c Piofhesors. both as to rank and salary. One of tli' niost alitlictilt proitla-ma tonnecta'd a' with the mniaiagemnitnt of this Univt-rsitv is its SAgricultural IDetartmta-nt. Public expectation n is invai'iably large in this rtaspect. The wish in made tha, measure ofat achlitvement. Peopla, nag. a: leI't to colpiur'e that mituans sutpplied with thet w work to be aout'. SultppOon an intlividual wan tI given 87500 ptr alnnun, anti required tot tach all ' ctnomers the usual briachits of a'datii'tion, to pro viae, moreover, tachinical instruction in agricul. 0 trt-., tlhtt niechlanic: alts atInd militiar sciance, that tf his grialtiates mnust ra-sa-mblt' lijnmlilt, e'-j "Tha' courtier's solditr'H s saholar's t-eay,. tonguia, y sword. , Tha' txlctaitncy aiid ratat- eta the lair State," II ana knttw. lat'sidles. how tat 11low, to plant anti all a thit tllamernia~ ti. arnd lit- wiacs aexlpectetl, in itadi ,. teou, to runn tu caliimnietal farm, anal niaaka I.. iitmona'y olat af' it, it is tasy to praslict that nian'n 'n, a-l-ankruptr'y oi the lainatic asyltuma. The 'am, at.'manndis anal priv'il,-ga-s to an institution ,lt it not caharg t~ hi tinanutial aspects iof that cast. t: Wa- have a mnall. paoor, hadtly located harm, 10 witlh a claudlll tithl. No jualitclius man would '0 lay outt nmonay on it, aindtlti the circumstances. )0 Wa' naust do the lit-st wac' an with what wat have. Ti young nit-n at-esiring to a-caome plantttrs, we must and can giva' hit' faindtlamantials otf the liberal 30 atlucation reqitired by liaw; we can adal to these e- thoatc special scia'ntifiac brianeha' most useftil to it- the fanner. All aninid anal vegatpble life firn n' ishlts illstratlions to thae alala' instructor. T'h ti' lieti. the gardaln, tha' roadside, tue stablt', the t. tdairv, are his wot'kshaops. flare we ia'v, ilso, it' t-e great sugar hcnsa'seuof' our plant-ra, gin-lioustn a-. anal oil nills clan toa ati atitdents. With a skill' )O cal tacltcer. these will, folr the paa'seitt. is aufi ' cieant laIbtniatoria'aa. Navarthlcla-sa we must lose nat opptortj itunity of' alevt'lpnmit'nt. I tliinlk it it taught lat wt-ll fair the, lta~ialr to authoriza- ne to a- toir''esponiil atia cao'tnf-i' with attit' itOtet a-huintnt is spei'ialist.- iitn agrttltuiiial ta-aching, with it view it to tilling a c:hair, to teacbh thlies, studies. 3f It is nec:essary, in orter to prevent our board. a. uigli fund from swanmpaing the maintenance fuatd l lithat we should have cheaper supplies. Mr. na. Conerly is a practical man. It seems to me that he coulal be most usefully employed in supplying s. the beef, milk,,butter, and garden vegetables e- needed. The agricultural profession and appro to priation have been a charge upon our fund this th year of $9,00. 9000 or 81000 represents the ut. rates, i itout much mor that;n ~th Our butobers btils fr beef hav- ti s ' * month, and we have paid 1ioe ater er 4 oe Mr. Conerly ought to supply bf atpi eit this. A savlng of$10o 0 per mouth, with ou eat numbers, and probably of 300withtlsi5t we may expect, or$2,700 pet abnnu V '.h been paying 30 cents a gallon for silk.' Wtth -f 150 boarders we will require 90 gallons p6 dlea Gi We ought to fnrnilsh mrlk at 15 or 90 centaa ia ing o or $3rper day, aay $100 per annuam.l . T ci vegetable garden Is an item equally important, r If Mr. Coperly can bie the means of savintg the University these large sums, it will fully jdstif 4i his appointment and connection with the Initl. d tution. He is active, intelligent and willing to p work. His report is filed herewith. I do not like to broach plans based upon con -r tingencies, but if we pget a farm and farmer, ti I would propose to t a plan for the edudation of rural apprentices for poor boys, whieki think is would be useful. At The Library Report is submitted herewith T with full approval. Mr. Sewellhas continued toex. P hibit the same seal, intelligence and order, which ae have heretofore characterized his administration. I approve all of his suggestions. Your donation t to the A. & M. College of Mississippi has been w handsomely acknowledged by its distinguished $ President, S.D. Lee. I respectfully suggestthat It a similar token of good will be extended tothe t University of Louisiana, at New Orleans. It has ' nq library, and with the removalof the Sthte Li. Ce brary to Baton Rouge will be left without one 81 even for consultation. It proposes to form a ll. t brary, and it would seem appropriate that a be. fi ginning to this good work should be made by a ' gift from this University. The authorities ofthe d University of Louisiana have shown a desire for those harmonious relations which should subsist a between sister institutions, and I have endeav. 3 ed in every way to evince the respect and frater nal regard of our own University o The valuable donation of Mr. Pike is fully de. scribed by Mr. Sewell. Some recognition ofit by a resolution of the Board of Supervisors would b seem appropriate. The Reading Room has proved a useful and a interesting feature in college life, and I look for good results from it. u We need the services of some assistants. The r young men trained under our own eyes and hand c have the'best guarantees of usefulness. Cadet1 L. P. Conner, Senior Captain, who can graduate o as Bachelor of Arts next year, has been useful a in the discipline of the institution, and has shown qualities which we can employ advanta- b geously. Col. Jamar desires him as assistant e commandant. I request the right to appoint an assistant commandant with a salary of 250, which his fees would be deducted. I also re quest the right to employ other eadets, not ex-f coeding Aix. in the business or instruction of the University, who may be compensated by a credit of all or a part of their fees. There is I one now so employed, under authority of the Board, Cadet Carruth in the Hospital, with sat isfactory results. It has been the custom of the greatest and best Universities and Colleges of this and other countries to give the degree of Bachelor and( Master of Arts, after study and examination, to its matriculates. These are given for the amount of education, a student is supposed to have re ceived, rather than for a definite amount of in formation acquired. They are therefore given to those thought worthy of them, not for mere I technical performance of a routine. This Insti* tution has had a number of students, who, the 1 Faculty regard as coming within this rule. They were recommended to you for the degree of Master of Arts. 1 N. C. Blanchard of Shreveport for Bachelor of 1 Arts. 1. G. W. Pearce. of Baton Rouge. 2. C. E. Ives, Vernon, Jackson Parish. 3. Wash Boyd, New Orleans. 4. Henry Redlich, New Orleans. 5. F. O. Hymel. S. P. Geren. 7. Lowry. If the Board should determine to conter the Honorary Degrees ofL L I)., 1)1)., etc., it would be well to appoint a cenmmittee for the deliber ate consideration of names to be proposed. A Board of survey ordered a part of the cabi. inet to be destroyed on account of its unwhole some condition. Part of the order was obeyed on account oteonarderations of health. The rest in left for tihe inspection of tihe Board. In concluesin, I may again remind the Honor' able Board that the chief function of a Univer sity is to teach. Its usefulness depends more i on its firulty than on elegant appointments. A great machine is nothing withoat motive power. A University has for motive powei, mind. However complete' otherwise, behind " the scenes there must be brains. Strengthen and support your Faculty, and it will do your work. Finally, let us deeseie success and we will achieve it. In response to resolutions as to proper qualiti y catlons of students wishing to enter the Uni. o versity, tire President recommends no change dat present, except that fifteen instead of fourteen 1 be fixed as the lirit of age. He recomends no ~ chalge in tihe preparatory dlepartmentat present. At the suggestion of the 1'r-esident of the Fac 'n ulty, thoeloard then took a recess for the purpose So partaking of a lunch provided by the Steward. The Board resumed business at 5 P. M., tire sanre members being present. I tmn motion of Mm-. Thorpe, tlie report of the I President of tho Faculty, with the reports refer i. red to therein from thodifi-rent departments of t the Univer-sity, was rathrred to the committee on the State of the College. with inrstructions to submit the n,-ccssar'y r,-solutions relative to the moatters prese-untAel therein. I n mirot ion of Mr. Pipes, the Vice.l'resident was dirc-ted to aplpoint two members of tire lIoard temrporarily to till the places of' Mesrs. WVl.toe arred l(iuinby, albse-nt me-mlrs of said com mittee. Tire. Vie ru.l'-residenlrt apipointed Menarn. Graham and 'Thoena Mr. tr.ahanm desiring to be excused, on acicount of feelble hIrtalth, Mr. Edwards was substituted ln his place. The- Tre-aurirrer pjrxscnted the following report, which, on uoetionr, was received and read and ireiri'eed tee the Finance Committee;: I(El'ottT OF2 TII TIIAIUIIuu. )Jaton Roge, Julyl , 1881. cTo othe lon. President and Memrlesr of the Board of Supervisors of L. 8 'f. and A. and MI. 0.: G,.NTmEntx-Herewith I beg leave to hanel yeou "staterrents" of my accounrrt with the sccver al fuunds of' the University : Statemeeent A ihowrews the1 lalance:e eon hlned in ceuCele. A.XPril 4. J8el: tie' re'ceilrts anrd diabuirse meiNts for recount of endowmrrent furnel since, and e the caste lealauce'e oe hand at this elate, as feollows: Balance- per repoit April 4, t1t it hrn State' Nat. Bank of N. (1.... 83664 cT3 ro Tranrsfir fromu genI fiund Apr $ 3250 00 it M 210u. 565 99 Art in full firom La.S. Uri '"ity 1919 35 Trans(I'I)Ullfer' f1o9n1 fd 1Ju n 1000 009735 34 Disbrse el13,400 17 ring the same leeriod.... 11,098 07 r. Cash balance in State Nat. Bank...... *2,302 10 it Included in the amount disbursed is *500, al. .g lowed Dr. J. W. Dupree, under resolution 5th is April, 1881; *500 transferred to cadet mainten o ance fund 1880-81; 81800 paid Col. Boyd-say 15 *182224 on personal account allowed him April t- bth, 1881, and *17770 paldby him to ProffHlasllp 4to ito J4 to: . l feiBoet be ilpa1 o O hoi1beeit .paIdtobd I' cal tutobra iy last report, whldh haste asrrie a e' i pat on of $1400. I pal4the-A4i ufu Depn tment, since' f 4us10, s1es,0065 s #ini at the creditofr department thbe ltun ii 81, of the $1iSQ00 prpriated. . The retmainder of the mont disbursed dtu. ring the three nooutha ending this day, is 1$i. tributedtottheprob er saoo ta as per may books. 1 will state l etsiatw thsisod, by your le alatlon April4tlhand0th, owes balance brought '] forward'from Coli Boyd's books of '$1,791.30. '1 The'amount was origainly $3,397.8 , but having paid Col.Boyd $1,800 the same is reduced to the sum stated. The one-half of the endowment from the general government, say t,277.8 is due to.day0 and the resmaining half January lst 1882, in all $14,555,65. The Cadet PFun 1880.81 owes the fund 1,500, while the fund has been compelled 4 to have transferred to It 1om general fund, I from time to time as shown by my reports, cash sufficient to meet all demands, and stands today, indebted to said general fund, in t the sum of $181,515.99, which amount, ilfgeneral t fund had not been created in December last, would have gone directly to the credit of en.* dowment fund. I presume, however, that this indebtedness is e merely fictitious and will so be considered by a your Honorable Board.c Statement "B" shows that, under resolution of your Honorable Bo4y, adopted April 5th, 1881, I have sold 783 baby bonds of $5 each, or $3,905.00'of the $11,550.00 belonging to the Lou. a9 silana State University. The amount at s3)j te, brought $2,486, of which, acting under your authority I have reimbursed endowment fond in the sum of $1,919.35; paid Isidore New man $51.75. for fundming the $11,550 of State war a rants into baby bonds, and Col. Boyd on ac count of interest paid by him to Louisiana Na tional Bank and allowed April 5th 1881, the sum of $400, leaving at the credit of the old Loulal. i ana State University $108.90 in oash, in State tl NationalBank, New Orleans and $7,635 in baby ti bonds on deposit with Mr. Isidore Newman, Sr., d of New Orleans. Statement "C 'shows the cash balance on thep 4th of April at the credit of Cadet Maintenance Fund session 1880.81; the receipts and disbarse ments since and the cash balance this date as follows: In Bib Nat. Bank Apr.3, 1881...89006 92 Inhand...........** * ..... 212 26-1119 17 $ Transfer from general fund.... 1850 00 Transfer from endowment fund 500 00--350 00 Received " Cadets, b. and l'dg 1782 27 SProfs, b. and lod'g. 333 24-2115 51 $5584 68 Disbursea during name period . 3791 20 Cashbalin llib.Nat.B'k 1459 53 Cash in hand........... 333 86-1793 39-5584 68 This fund now owes. to: General fund................. 2953 99 Endowment fund .........1500 00-4453 99 and has on hand In cash $1793 39, with which to meet the demands for the months of June, July, August and September, 1881-the last three months named embracing the vacation of the Institution. The loss in this department of the University can be naftily put down at $4500 for session of 1880-81. The Cadets have all paid up in full for the en. tire session, with the exception of two, whose balances aggregate about $70, and the parties being perfectly responsible, I feel confident that I shall be able to report the amount paid aS your next meeting in October, 1881. Statement D) shows: I Balance on hand at the credit of Cadet M. fund, session 1679-80, as per last re port, April 4, 1881, to have been ..... $4591 37 Cash collections since by Col. C. C. Bird , I attorney, less esp. and commissions.. 1536 19 $6197 56 I From thin am't I have transfer. red tosundry Cadet creditors their unpaid balances....... 550 51 And have passed to the credit I of Dr. J. W. Iupree, 1.20 of t *5577 05, 1)y authoeitv of B'rd of Supervisors April 5, 1881. 278 85- 829 38 Ialance......................0.... 85298 20 to be pro-rated to the creditors. Of this am't have paid the sum of .......... 3909 71 Leaving........................... p1388 49 D still on hand and in the Hihlernian National bank o1f New Orleans. I there was due this fund in April last, accord 3 ing to Col. Boyd's books, about *9600, by Cadets, r and the fund owed *884921, which added to Samount already in my hands to be pro-rated, say $3702 01, onables me to pay 50 cents on the dollar - l-aving $873 (abour) to be augmented by future i* collections; thus reducing, lahgely, the indebted. i edne'ss of this fund. Statemeiont "E" shows the amount due by the o University nession 1870.80 to Cadets for sums of money paid by them in excess of what they owed, say *550.51. This amount I transferred from the Cadet Maintenance Fund of 1879.80 and placed name at credit of snadry Cadets, all a of whom hare been paid, with a few exceptions, there remaining only 55 82-100 unpaid and in 0 the Hibernian National Bank. I will state, that a notice was sent by me to every Cadet, or, his f guardian. Informing him of amount at his credit I and of the wish of the Institution to pay same 0 at once. Statement "F" shows the re'ceipts into gener al fand since April 5th leel to have been as t follows: C Front rent of "Rapides 1'rop erty" ...**********.*.$... 35 30 Amnt. borrowed from Isi. dore Newman....... 7 7)00 00 Sale of5 020.700 35 Baby n Bonds at 63)........ 12,700 33-019,741 05 I, DIBUBsaRxERTA. Transfer to Endownient Fund.............$**** 7,613 99 Transfer to Cadet Main. tenance Fund. 1860.81.... l,eS0 00 d Paidi Newman amount due him...................... 10.000 00 Paid interest on loan.... 75 66-$19,741 85 Thus leaving no cash on hand. The assets of this Fund are the State warrants si for appropriation for year 1881 of *10,000. Of which I have in the State National Bank, New I Orleans, *2,500 and there is due to-day 02,500 S. more making together 85,000 now available. STATEMENT OF COUI'O)SX. n1 Orig'I indiebt' s 102,165 59, and coupons *17,282 00 . Paid on 2.,241 30, in 15.541 00 d J~). indiebtedn'sn 9.924 29. in coupons.. *172100 -add unclaimed coupons........... Pi33 1 on hand.................... ... 81777 33 Thero has beenm rccelved into endow. fnlnd from Jnly 24. 1e60, to dlate thie nsum of............ **..·* **....*..*..6,071 04 4 From G(eneral (iovernmu'nt..14,555 65 - From generalfund..........21,515 99-36,071 64 7 I)isbnrsedlas follows: i7 Interest account......... 6...8 657 .3 - Note W. Markham to Newman*2500 On 0 General expenses.........* 2835 75 1· Board LS ***********...... 1252 35 slariesm Mdar 1, 1881......19266 03 h Cadet M. Fund 1880-81....... 1400 00 a. Mdchanical Depanrtment.i.. 500..e0 g A~ulurl epartment.1i8. 19B(1 Libr account......***... 218 86 i Coman on account...... 3 3 38 p Chm'land Phy' laboratory.. 107 80 * 5. xt. . _ W taYiooteb oard assabids the To pay dtin a bnn r. jtlb , r *Rdowmernt Pd nd... , Oertain eominnmlato g claimr oagbelst 1the oad by feld, Laso,, Karkhax mi4 elbved andrderrad to su:F Mr. Beauregard t emi '' tion of the Board at rie'l st themnotesagivpen by M ar. a thsarede St.ýBerad property, i. The motionseemng to bean .i"ilt order of business adopted by the BgaI tion of Mr. Pipes, the brder of 4 tempoarlly suspended, and the resolmaitln } consider having been adopted, Mr. Rstopteads " who was preeept, was invitedtomake tlwdeulr explanations. On motion of Mr.Edwards, the Treasurqr was atthorlzed and Instrauctedto cancel the indebt edness of Mr. Estoplnal for rent due on Adeeoad of the St. Bernard proper* and to retarn thlbtb his notes on receipt of 4100.A additioan to t amounts already paid by him., In behalf of the speolaleoouaittoe on hospital grounds and buildings, Mr. Jastreushi acked for and obtained further time. Messre. Strong and Clegg entered. A communication from PreeldentJobnstsn re&: ative to the conferting of degrees, was qqql s and referred to the committee on the statg of th College: On motionof Mr. Thorpe, the Treasure, we instructed to settle the claim of Dr. Dupree aof thesession of 1879-80, by paying to him out of the proper tfund whatever amount appears to he due him from the books of the Treasurer, sap posed to be about $006. On motion of Mr. Dolhonde, the Board then adjourned until tomorrow at 11 o'clock. (Continued nest week.I UAR3ARIT fAUWEST.. 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