Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
This is a reduced-resolution page image for fast online browsing.
EXTRACTED TEXT FROM PAGE:
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS.
Board expenses Salaries for instruction and President Salaries for services Buildings and grounds Fuel and lights Stationery, printing, and postage Mechanical, agricultural, architectural, and horticultural departments. JMilitary department Laboratories Library and apparatus Incidentals Heating apparatus Furniture and fixtures Water supply 'Gymnasium ^Repair shop Senator Morrill's bust, balance President's House Sewer in the Arboretum Total
$500 00 25,730 00 3,590 00 500 00 3,000 00 500 00 600 00 50 00 1,000 00 50 00 400 00 500 00 300 00 125 00 50 00 300 00 30 00 8,000 00 400 00 $45,535 00
T h e r e p o r t of t h e B u s i n e s s A g e n t was referred t o t h e F i n a n c e C o m mittee. T h e F i n a n c e C o m m i t t e e m a d e t h e following r e p o r t :
URBANA, 1 1 1 . , December 11, 1895.
To the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois: GENTLEMEN:—Your Committee on Finance begs leave to report that it has examined the vouchers submitted by the Board of Direction of the Agricult u r a l Experiment Station, covering the expenditures of the Station for the -quarter ending September 30, 1895, being Nos. 1 to 83 inclusive, and has found Inem correct and duly receipted. Respectfully submitted,
N. B. MORRISON, J . E. ARMSTRONG, S. A. BULLARD,
Finance Committee. M r . A r m s t r o n g , w h o h a d b e e n d i r e c t e d (see p a g e 184 of t h e p r o c e e d i n g s of t h e B o a r d i n S e p t e m b e r , 1895,) t o i n v e s t i g a t e t h e m e t h o d of heating and lighting adopted by the United States H e a t i n g and L i g h t i n g Co., of Chicago, a n d t o i n v i t e a p r o p o s i t i o n for h e a t i n g a n d l i g h t i n g t h e U n i v e r s i t y , p r e s e n t e d t h e following r e p o r t :
URBANA, December 11, 1895.
To the Honorable President of the Board of Trustees, University of Illinois. SIR:—Your special committee on gas plant would respectfully report that I liave given some time to the investigation of individual gas plants, with respect to cost of construction, maintaining, and usefulness of the same. It is my belief that the gas made from low grade gasoline by the process used by the United States Heat and Light Co., of Chicago, can be manufactured for 25 cents per thousand cubic feet, as claimed by them, and that for fuel purposes it is superior to other gas. The machinery occupies but little space and can be operated without extra expense to us by locatnig it in our boiler house or machine shop, under the charge of engineers and firemen already employed. The gas is, in my opinion, less desirable for illuminating purposes, from the fact that it requires a special burner, which is somewhat expensive, but even then, this expense is compensated for in the small amount of gas consumed b y these burners, as well as the exceedingly strong and steady light produced.