Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS.
he paid in part from the special appropriation made by the establishment of csaid farm by the legislature; that the committee determine the amounts to be charged for the product of the laboratory, and that the sums so received be paid into the treasury and a separate account be kept thereof. Upon recommendation of the Faculty, the Board of Trustees granted authority to the President to confer upon Mr. Isaac S. Raymond the degree of Master of Literature. A proposition from the Twin City Telephone Company, presented by Mr. F. D. Rugg, was referred to the Finance Committee with power to act. Mr. Bullard presented the following resolutions and moved their adoption: Resolved, That the new library building be located in a southwesterly direction from University Hall, placing the building so that^ its west front may be, as nearly as practicable, opposite the east end of Daniel street, in the city of Champaign. Resolved, That the building shall be made with fireproof construction in the part or parts where books and valuable articles or papers shall be housed, .and of slow burning construction in all other parts. Resolved, That in the opinion of the Board the new library building should he constructed with stone on the exterior. I t was decided to consider the resolutions separately. The first resolution was adopted, on motion of Mr. Armstrong, by the following vote: Yeas, Messrs. Armstrong, Bullard, Graham, Morrison, Raymond, Dr. Smith, and Mrs. Flower; nays, Messrs. McLean and Morgan. Mr. Morrison moved to amend the second resolution to the effect that the building should be entirely of fire-proof construction. Pending the consideration of this amendment, the Board adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock Friday morning.
SESSION OF FRIDAY.
When the Board convened, pursuant to adjournment, the same members were present as on Thursday, excepting Mrs. Flower. Mr. Morgan presented a claim from Messrs. Robinson & Burr for $200.00 on account of deductions made from the contract price on the heating apparatus in Natural History Hall, and on his motion the claim was rejected. The consideration of Mr. Morrison's amendment, which had been interrupted by adjournment, was then resumed, and the amendment was lost by the following vote: Yeas, Messrs. Morrison, Morgan, and Dr. Smith; nays, Messrs. Armstrong, Bullard, Raymond and McLean. The resolution was then adopted by the following vote: Yeas, Messrs. Armstrong, Bullard, Graham, McLean, and Raymond; nays, Messrs. Morgan, Morrison, and Dr. Smith. Mr. L. J. Highland, representing the Illinois Safety Heating Company, was heard on the subject of establishing a plant to manufacture gas for use at the University, and was asked to submit a