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Besolved, That when the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds has been appointed and the force of janitors connected with the University shall have been so reorganized as to give promise of efficiency, application be made by the President to the authorities of the cities of Urbana and Champaign for the appointment of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and the members of his force as special police officers, to the end that they may have power to arrest idlers, trespassers, marauders, disturbers of the peace, and any persons found on or about University property or menacing the quiet and security of the University; and that when invested with such authority such Superintendent and janitors shall be held accountable for the good order about all buildings and grounds and the safe keeping of all University property. Besolved, That hereafter no advertising signs be allowed upon University property; that no trespassing be allowed upon the campus between the principal buildings of the University; that all riders of bicycles be required to keep upon the roadway and never allowed upon the walks; that no vehicles, loaded or otherwise, be allowed to enter the carriage ways of the University unless the same are for light pleasure driving alone, or are on business connected with the University; and that the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds be authorized to put up suitable notices or take any proper steps necessary to secure the complete enforcement of this resolution. T h e C o m m i t t e e on B u i l d i n g s a n d G r o u n d s r e p o r t e d verbally t h r o u g h its c h a i r m a n , M r . M o r g a n , t h a t it h a d looked i n t o t h e claim of Messrs. Yeager & S c h u l t z for t h e remission of t h e p e n a l t y i m posed by t h e action of t h e B o a r d t a k e n D e c e m b e r 6, 1894 (see p a g e 35) a n d h a d agreed to t h e remission of t h e full a m o u n t of $1,900.00, less $125.00 paid t h e inspector on account of t h e delay i n c o m p l e t i n g t h e contract. O n motion of M r s . Flower, t h e action of t h e c o m m i t t e was approved. O n motion of M r . M c L e a n , t h e balance, $1,775.00 was ordered paid, a n y p a r t of same w h i c h could n o t b e m e t from t h e state a p p r o p r i a t i o n for t h e erection of E n g i n e e r i n g H a l l after t h e a m o u n t for electric w i r i n g h a d been paid, to b e p a i d from t h e $5,000.00 a p p r o p r i a t e d at t h e last session of t h e legislature for c o m p l e t i n g t h e fitting a n d f u r n i s h i n g of E n g i n e e r i n g H a l l . T h e F a r m C o m m i t t e e m a d e t h e following r e p o r t :

URBANA, I I I . , J u n e 13, 1895.

To the Board, of Trustees of the University of Illinois. GENTLEMEN: Your Farm Committee recommends the adoption of the following resolution: WHEREAS, A communication has been received by the members of this Board from the president of the Rock River Farmers' Club relative to the manner in which the University of Illinois has been conducted in ihe past and its plans for the future concerning" the agricultural department, and WHEREAS, We believe that said Club is laboring under a misapprehension as to what is doing in the department named, and as we also believe that this institution was organized for the benefit of the agricultural interests and the mechanical arts of the State of Illinois, and further believe that it should subserve the interests named; therefore be it Besolved, That this Board hereby reaffirms or declares that it has been in the past, and shall be in the future, its earnest desire and aim to increase, if possible, and extend the usefulness and benefits of this department to every section of the state. ^ Besolved, That we ask the hearty cooperation of all clubs and associations interested in agricultural pursuits and request that they keep more in touch