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T h e following resolutions were a d o p t e d : Resolved, That funds be set apart as follows, from the special appropriation of $5,000 for changes in the Chemical Laboratory, which was intended to cover the expense of carrying on a systematic survey of the waters of the state:

P o r the salary of a chemist in charge, for t e n months, b e g i n n i n g September 1, 1895 P o r p r e p a r i n g room P o r furniture, including two desks fitted with gas and water supply P o r a p p a r a t u s of p e r m a n e n t character F o r a p p a r a t u s of perishable character P o r chemicals P o r contingent expenses, printing, expressage, etc Total

$600 350 400 500 500 100 300 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

$2,750 00

Resolved, That when waters are analyzed for private parties, said parties be required to pay the expense of carriage to and from the University. Resolved, That when waters produced outside of the state are examined for persons who have a commercial and business interest to be promoted thereby, a charge covering the examination shall be made therefor, the amount of the charge to be determined by the Business Agent, and the moneys received to be paid into the treasury and a separate account kept thereof. Resolved, That the professor of chemistry proceed to make a systematic survey of the waters of the rivers and lakes of the state. Resolved, That the State Board of Health be notified that the University will respond to its requests for an analysis of waters when questions of health are involved. Resolved, That the work be undertaken from and after September 1,1895. Resolved, That the Committee on Buildings and Grounds be, and hereby is, authorized to expend not more than $1,000 from the special appropriation above named, in making changes in the Chemical Laboratory. T h e following resolution was a d o p t e d : Resolved, That all persons connected with the University be notified that when an application is made by any outside party for any service which the University can render, they shall not say whether the University will or will not undertake to render the service, or upon what terms it can be undertaken, but that all such matters shall be referred to the President of the University and the Business Agent, with power to act in each case as may to them seem wise. O n m o t i o n of M r s . Flower, it was voted to increase Professor F o r b e s ' s salary $250 a year, t h e increase to be p a i d from t h e funds of t h e S t a t e L a b o r a t o r y of N a t u r a l H i s t o r y . M r . M o r g a n stated t h a t h e h a d h a d a conference w i t h Professor F o r b e s c o n c e r n i n g t h e Biological S t a t i o n at H a v a n a , a n d t h a t P r o fessor F o r b e s desires, i n a s m u c h as t h e a p p r o p r i a t i o n for t h e s t r u c t u r e a n d e q u i p m e n t for t h e station was only half w h a t was a s k e d for, to use t h e a p p r o p r i a t i o n in t h e c o n s t r u c t i o n of a boat w h i c h c a n b e used as t h e h e a d q u a r t e r s for t h e S t a t i o n a n d can be readily moved to different p o i n t s on t h e river. H e asked, in behalf of t h e C o m m i t tee, i n s t r u c t i o n s from t h e B o a r d relative to t h e m a t t e r . T h e following resolution was a d o p t e d : Resolved, That as the appropriation for the establishment of a Biological Station on the Illinois river is but half the amount estimated to be necessary