Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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BIOLOGICAL E X P E R I M E N T
Charles Fordyce, Principal of the Normal Department, Biology, Nebraska Wesley an University, University Place, Nebraska. Fresh-water Algae and general biology. H. A. Fraser, B. S., Teacher of Biology, High School, Joliet, Illinois. Fresh-water sponges and general biology. W. K. Hill, A. B., Superintendent of Schools, Carthage, Illinois. Freshwater Algaa. G. W. Horton, Superintendent of Schools, Dwight, Illinois. Rhizopoda and general biology. H. M. Kelly, A. M., Professor of Biology, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon y Iowa. Trematoda parasitic in clams. J. G. Needham, M. S., Instructor in Zoology, Knox College, Galesburg^ Illinois. Life histories of dragon-flies. C. S. Oglevee, B. S., Instructor in Zoology and Botany, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Illinois. Protozoa and general biology. C. E. Phillips, Millington, Illinois. Student at Eureka College, Eureka r Illinois. General biology. Mrs. W. S. Pierce, Teacher of Science, High School, Havana, Illinois. General biology. Maurice Rieker, B. S., Teacher of Chemistry and Biology, High School^ Burlington, Iowa. HydrachnidaB and general biology. L. S. Ross, M. S., Professor of Biology and Geology, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Cladocera of Iowa and Manitoba. F . W. Schacht (U. of I., '97)2 Moline, Illinois. The Centropagidge of the locality in connection with thesis investigation. R. W. Sharpe, B. S., Teacher of Biology, High School, Danville, Illinois. Ostracoda. C. A. Whiting, Sc. D., Professor of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. General biology.
FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND EXPENDITURES.
The entire sum available for the equipment of the Station and its maintenance for three years and three months has been $10,300, $1,800 of which was appropriated by the Trustees of the University March 13, 1894, for the commencement of the work, and the remainder of which is derived from legislative appropriation made in June, 1895. Two thousand Hve hundred dollars of this latter appropriation was for building and equipment and $6,000 for running expenses for two years. The equipment fund has been expended in the purchase and modification of the Station launch "Illini, 77 in building-, furnishing, and equipping the floating laboratory and in providing various minor items of apparatus and furniture. The floating laboratory or cabin-boat cost $1,573 furnished and equipped,, the contract price for construction being $1,255. Five thousand five hundred and six dollars had been expended September 30, 1896, on account of salariesand general expenses of the Station, a balance of $1,394 remaining in hand tothe credit of the appropriation. The salaries for this period of thirty months have been. $4,218,—an average of about $140 per month,—and the general expenses of the work have been $2,187—approximately $73 per month.