April 24-25, 1895
Volume OC - Pages 61-65
April 24, 1895
The Board of Regents met at their Office Wednesday, April 24,
1895 at 9:30 A.M., present: H. L. Fish, W. E. F. Deal and H. S.
Minutes of April 5 approved as read by the Secretary.
Balance sheets showing the several funds on hand was also read.
President Stubbs submitted his monthly report which contained the
following items and ordered spread upon the minutes as follows:
April 24, 1895
To the Honorable
The Board of Regents
Nevada State University
I have the honor to submit herewith my report for the month
of April, covering the operations of the University during the
period since the last regular meeting of the Regents.
The attendance, good order, and working spirit of the
student body has been good. Discipline has been well maintained.
I have received from the Governor of the State the
appointments to the Honorary Board of Visitors, which are
submitted with this report.
I respectfully suggest that the next meeting of the Board
of Regents be so arranged that the members of the Board may be
present either a part or all of Commencement Week.
The Faculty of the University have adopted the following
for order of the exercises of the Commencement Week: Thursday
evening, June 6 graduation of University Seniors. Commencement
oration by an invited speaker of distinction, and short address
by a member of the Board of Regents and a member of the Board of
Visitors. Conferring of degrees. The Seniors will have their
Class Day exercises on Campus the forenoon of June sixth.
Wednesday evening, June 5, graduating exercises of the Senior
Class of the Nevada State Normal School and granting of Diplomas.
The Commercial School will have its exercise in the Assembly
Hall Wednesday afternoon. The graduating thesis of the
University Seniors will be read to the Faculty at a time to be
fixed upon soon.
The completed plans and specifications of the Boys Hall will
be ready for the inspection of Builders and Contractors not
later than Monday the 29th. instant. These are prepared by
Messrs. Percy and Hamilton, Architects, of San Francisco. I
recommend that the advertisements for bids be prepared today and
published at once. I have made two trips to San Francisco during
the month, spending almost a week with the Architects the first
time and one day the second time. I wish to call the attention
the Board of Regents to the fact that the brick made in Reno for
the use of buildings is of very inferior quality. This item
needs your attention.
I submit herewith the plan for ventilation of the rooms in
the Boys Hall for your consideration.
I recommend that the putting of the heating pipes, gas pipes
and electric light equipment be reserved to the University. We
prefer to put this work in ourselves.
I submit herewith the result of negotiations carried on
between Mr. Evans and the President of the University regarding
the additional land for Campus use. We have arrived at an
agreement which I recommend to the consideration and approval of
At the last meeting of the Board the difference of the
proposition between the Board and Mr. Evans was four acres of
land, the Board asking fifteen acres and Mr. Evans offering
The following is the agreement now submitted:
The tract of land west side of Campus for $2400
Four acres on the north 600
Exchange of one and a half acres in North-east corner of
Campus for about one and three-fifths acres on the north.
Lease of the small Reservoir in sound and neat condition.
The University to maintain the Water Dam for the period of
seven years and supply water to the Reservoir at such time
as may be necessary by reason of the cleaning or repair of
the Orr Ditch. In consideration of the maintaining of said
Water Dam by the University, Mr. Evans will keep the
embankment of the Dam in good repair, will supply the Dam
with water to irrigate properly, not less than one inch to
the acre, and will supply the Water Dam the water for a
period of three years after the expiration of the Reservoir
lease, if the University shall desire to maintain the Water
I ask your attention to the location of the Boys Hall and
the Girls Cottage.
J. E. Stubbs
The President of the University submitted a list of the Honorary
Board of Visitors appointed by the Governor for the year 1895 as
Hon. R. R. Bigelow, Chairman Carson City, Ormsby County
Hon. Roswell K. Colcord Carson City, Ormsby County
Miss Lillie Kaiser Stillwater, Churchill County
Mrs. Rosa L. Haines Genoa, Douglas County
Mrs. Jacqueline Taylor Elko, Elko County
Hon. A. L. Fitzgerald Eureka, Eureka County
Mrs. Mary A. Griffin Hawthorne, Esmeralda
S. J. Bonniefield Jr. Winnemuca, Humboldt County
W. W. Jones Austin, Lander County
H. S. Thompson Pioche, Lincoln
Dr. J. C. Hazlitt Dayton, Lyon County
Wilson Brougher Ralucont, Nye County
Dr. T. P. Mc Donald Virginia City, Storey
Hon. A. E. Cheney Reno, Washoe County
Hon. A. C. Cleveland Cleveland, White Pine County
On motion of W. E. F. Deal, seconded by H. S. Starrett, that on
execution of deed and certain agreements by J. N. Evans and wife
to the Board of Regents of the State University of certain land
containing about 9 1/2 acres in one piece and 5 624/1000 acres in
the other be paid $3000 Three Thousand Dollars for the same.
Deed executed April 24th filed for record April 25, 1895 as above
On examination of the proposed locations for the Girls Cottage,
the Board voted to locate the same at the South East corner of
the University grounds.
President Stubbs reported that the plans and specifications for
the Boys Hall would be ready for inspection of Builders and
Contractors not later than Monday, April 29th.
Agreement between the Board of Regents and J. N. Evans with
reference to the dam now situated in the upper part of the small
valley near Virginia Street in the town of Reno was executed by
the Board of Regents and J. N. Evans April 24, 1895. Lease
from the Board of Regents to J. N. Evans of the Reservoir
situated in the southeast portion of the nine acre tract of land
conveyed this day by said Evans for the term of seven years from
this date was executed April 24, 1895.
On motion of Regent Deal, the Board agreed to give Mr. Evans the
use of a certain water ditch on the west side of the University
grounds on the east line of Virginia Street for his own purpose.
Claims for the month of April were presented and allowed from
the several funds as follows:
Agricultural and Mechanical College Fund
Salaries April Payroll $1313.67
C. J. Brooking 6.15
Payat Asphalt Co 6.15
Miss M. Gould Library 3.00
D. Appleton Co. 5.00
H. J. Perry 4.49
Contingent University Fund
April Payroll Instructors 539.16
Sec Board 25.00
Students Labor 157.80
J. E. Stubbs 225.00
J. E. Stubbs Travel Exp 28.75
R. D. Jackson 62.50
J. F. Aitken 22.00
H. S. Starrett 31.00
J. N. Evans Land 3000.00
R. Brown 22.65
P. H. Gordon 3.25
Mrs. R. J. Pratt 86.80
Reno Water L & L Co. 50.00
Geo. H. Taylor 17.60
Reno Gazette 23.50
India Alkali Works 9.84
Reno Mercantile Co. 35.08
The Secretary of the Board was instructed to advertise in the
Virginia Chronicle and Enterprise, Virginia City Silver State,
Winnemuca, one paper in Carson and the Journal and Gazette in
Reno, until May 15, 1895 for bids for a Boys Dormitory building
as per plans and specifications on file in the Office of the
President of the University as follows:
Proposals for Boys Dormitory Nevada State University.
The Regents of the Nevada State University will receive
sealed proposals for all the "mason work" and the
Carpenter Department except the electrical work as set
forth in the plans and specifications now on file in the
Office of the President of the University.
Said proposals must be filed with the Secretary of the
Board of Regents before 12 o'clock noon, Wednesday,
May 15, 1895. The bids will be opened at the Office of
the Board of Regents at 1 o'clock P.M., Wednesday,
May 15, 1895. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bond
of One Thousand Dollars with two securities for the
performance of the contract in case of acceptance of
The Regents reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
Signed Geo. H. Taylor
No further business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet
May 1, 1895.
H. L. Fish
Geo. H. Taylor