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hereby annexed to and made a part of the Fourth school district of Lebanon, to which latter district the residents on said premises shall belong.
Concerning Congressional Appropriations to Agricultural
Eeperiment Stations. Resolved by this Assembly:
SECTION 1. That this State accepts and assents to the provisions of the act of Congress, approved March second, 1887,* entitled “An act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several States, under the provisions of an act approved July second, 1862, and of the acts supplementary thereto."
SEC. 2. The farm attached to the Storrs Agricultural School may be used as an experiment farm for the purposes specified in the act first mentioned; and the trustees of that school and their successors in office are hereby appointed to receive and expend one-half of such moneys as may come to this State, under the provisions of said act first mentioned.
Sec. 3. The board of control of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and its successors in office is hereby appointed to receive and expend one-half of such moneys as may come to this State under the provisions of said act first mentioned.
[295.] Setting off Premises of Evelyn 0. Pardee to Joint School Dis
trict of Woodbridge and Bethany. Resolved by this Assembly:
That the real estate now owned by Evelyn O. Pardee, in the first school district of the town of Bethany, bounded and described as follows: north, by land of Smith Terrell and by land of S. B. Todd; east, south, and west by highway; in amount fifteen acres more or less; be annexed to and made part of the joint school district maintained by the towns of Woodbridge and Bethany, to which district said land is adjacent, and to which joint district the residents on said premises shall belong.
* See pages 111-114.
[302.] Annexing Premises of Jefferson H. Griffin to Fifth School Dis
trict of Granby. Resolved by this Assembly:
That the real estate now owned by Jefferson H. Griffin in the west school district in the town of Suffield be and the same is hereby annexed to and made a part of the fifth school district of East Granby, to which latter district the residents on said premises shall belong
The following is from the statutes of the United States :
CHAPTER CCCXIV.. An act to establish agricultural experiment stations Mar. 2, 1887. in connection with the colleges established in the several States under the provisions of an act approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the acts supplementary thereto,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to aid in acquiring and diffusing Agricultural among the people of the United States useful tions. and practical information on subjects connected with agriculture, and to promote scientific investigation and experiment respecting the principles and applications of agricultural science, there shall be established, under direction of the college or colleges or agricultural department of colleges in each State or Territory established, or which may hereafter be established, in accordance with the provisions of an act approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled "An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts,” or any of the supplements to said act, a department to be known and designated as an “agricultural experiment station:" Provided, that in any State or Proviso. Territory in which two such colleges have been or Division of apmay be so established the appropriation hereinafter propriation. made to such State or Territory shall be equally divided between such colleges, unless the legislature of such State or Territory shall otherwise direct.
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Scope of researches.
SEC. 2. That it shall he the object and duty of
said experiment stations to conduct original researches or verify experiments on the physiology of plants and animals; the diseases to which they are severally subject, with the remedies for the same; the chemical composition of useful plants at their different stages of growth; the comparative advantages of rotative cropping as pursued under a varying series of crops; the capacity of new plants or trees for acclimation ; the analysis of soils and water; the chemical composition of manures, natural or artificial, with experiments designed to test their comparative effects on crops of different kinds; the adaptation and value of grasses and forage plants; the composition and digestibility of the different kinds of food for domestic animals; the scientific and economic questions involved in the production of butter and cheese; and such other researches or experiments bearing directly on the agricultural industry of the United States as may in cach case be deemed advisable, having due regard to the varying conditions and needs of the respective States or Territories.
SEC. 3. That in order to secure, as far as practiof Agricniture cable, uniformity of methods and results in work
of said stations, it shall be the duty of the United States Commissioner of Agriculture to furnish forms, as far as practicable, for the tabulation of results of investigation or experiments; to indicate, from time to time, such lines of inquiry as to him shall seem most important; and, in general, to furnish such advice and assistance as will best promote the purposes of this act. It shall be the duty of each of said stations, annually, on or before the first day of February, to make to the governor
of the State or Territory in which it is located a full
and detailed report of its operations, including a statement of receipts and expenditures, a copy of which report shall be sent to each of said stations, to the said Commissioner of Agriculture, and to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
Sec. 4. That bulletins or reports of progress shall
be published at said stations at least once in three months, one copy of which shall be sent to each newspaper in the States or Territories in which they are respectively located, and to such individuals actually engaged in farming as may request the same, and as far as the means of the station will permit.
to advise, etc.
Such bulletins or reports and the annual reports of said stations shall be transmitted in the mails of the United States
To be post free. free of charge for postage, under such regulations as the Postmaster-General may from time to time prescribe.
Sec. 5. That for the purpose of paying the neces. Appropriations sary expenses of conducting investigations and ex- sales of public periments and printing and distributing the results lands. as hereinbefore prescribed, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars per annum is hereby appropriated to each State, to be especially provided for by Congress in the appropriations from year to year, and to each Territory entitled under the provisions of section eight of this act, out of any money in the Treasury proceeding from the sales of public lands, to be paid in equal quarterly payments, on the first day of January, April, July, and October in each year, to the treasurer or other officer duly appointed by the governing boards of said colleges to receive the same, the first payment to be made on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven: Provided, however, That out of the first annual appropriation so received by any station an amount not exceeding one-fifth may be expended in the erection, enlargement, or repair of a building or buildings necessary for carrying on the work of such station; and thereafter an amount not exceeding five per centum of such annual appropriation may be so expended.
Sec. 6. That whenever it shall appear to the Secretary of the Treasury from the annual statement of necessary to be receipts and expenditures of any of said stations that a portion of the preceding annual appropriation remains unexpended, such amount shall be deducted from the next succeeding annual appropriation to such station, in order that the amount of money appropriated to any station shall not exceed the amount actually and necessarily required for its maintenance and support.
Sec. 7. That nothing in this act shall be con- Legal status not strued to impair or modify the legal relation existing between any of the said colleges and the government of the States or Territories in which they are respectively located.
Sec. 8. That in States having colleges entitled Application to under this section to the benefits of this act and hav- experiment staing also agricultural experiment stations established tions, by law separate from said colleges, such States shall be authorized to apply such benefits to experiments at stations so established
by such States: and in case any State shall have established under the provisions of said act of July second aforesaid, an agricultural department or experimental station, in connection with any university, college, or institution not distinctively an agricultural college or school, and such State shall have established or shall hereafter establish a separate agricultural college or school, which shall have connected therewith an experimental farm or station, the legislature of such State may apply in whole or in part the appropriation by this act made, to such separate agricultural college, or school, and no legislature shall by contract express or implied disable itself from so doing.
SEC. 9. That the grants of moneys authorized by
this act are made subject to the legislative assent of the several States and Territories to the purposes of said grants : Provided, That payment of such installments of the appropriation herein made as shall become due to any State before the adjournment of the regular session of its legislature meeting next after the passage of this act shall be made upon the assent of the governor thereof duly certified to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 10. Nothing in this act shall be held or construed as binding the United States to continue any
payments from the Treasury to any or all the States or institutions mentioned in this act, but Congress may at any time amend, suspend, or repeal any or all the provisions of this act.
Legislative assent necessary.
Right to suspend, etc., reserved.
LAWS RELATING TO EDUCATION.
State Board of Education,
" SECTION 2. The Board of Commissioners of Common Schools shall submit to the General Assembly an annual report, containing, together with an account of their own doings ; first, a statement, as far as may be practicable, of the condition of every common school in the State, and of the means of popular education generally ; second, such plans