UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 30-31, 1911

Volume OD - Pages 325-336

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 30, 1911

The Board of Regents met at their Office at 3 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, August 30, 1911.  Present:  Regents Codd, Henderson
and O'Brien, and President Stubbs.  Absent:  Reid and Williams.

On account of the full Board not being present, the reading of
the minutes of all previous meetings not read and approved, was
dispensed with until the next regular meeting.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
contract and agreement dated the first day of August, 1911,
between the Board of Regents and the Reno Power, Light and Water
Company, was approved and same ordered recorded in the minutes
in full.  The contract is as follows:

    THIS AGREEMENT AND CONTRACT made and entered into on this
    first day of August, A. D. 1911, by and between the Univer-
    sity of Nevada, a body corporate, acting by and through H. E.
    Reid, C. B. Henderson, J. W. O'Brien, A. A. Codd and Frank
    Williams, its duly elected, qualified and acting Board of
    Regents of the University of Nevada, party of the first part,
    and the Reno Power, Light and Water Company, a corporation,
    duly organized and existing pursuant to Law, party of the
    second part,

    WITNESSETH:  That for and in consideration of the mutual
    covenants and agreements herein contained, it is hereby
    mutually covenanted and agreed by and between the party
    of the first part, its successor in interest and in trust,
    and the party of the second part, its successors in inter-
    est and in trust, and assigns, that the party of the second
    part, its successors in interest and in trust and assigns,
    from the date hereof, and henceforth for and during the
    period of ten (10) years thereafter, will furnish and supply
    and deliver at and to a point at the southeast corner of
    Lincoln Hall upon the grounds of the University of Nevada,
    at Reno, Nevada, as may be designated upon said grounds by
    the party of the first part, a sufficient quantity of water,
    as the party of the first part, and its successor in inter-
    est and in trust may require to be used by the party of the
    first part, its successor in interest and in trust, in ir-
    rigating the said University grounds of approximately 55
    acres and in any and all buildings now standing or hereafter
    to be erected upon the said grounds, for which said quantity
    of water so furnished, the party of the first part, its suc-
    cessor in interest and in trust, will well and truly pay to
    the party of the second part, its successors in interest and
    in trust and assigns, during the full term of this agreement,
    the total sum of five hundred and twenty-five ($525) dollars
    per annum, in equal monthly payments of forty-three and 75/
    100 ($43.75) dollars each, commencing one month from and
    after the date hereof and continuing monthly thereafter for
    and during the existence of this agreement.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, on the day and year first hereinabove
    written, and in triplicate, the aforesaid respective parties
    have hereunto caused their respective corporate names to be
    hereunto affixed by their undersigned respective officers
    thereunto duly authorized.

                             UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

                         By  A. A. Codd
                             Chairman of the Board of Regents
                             of the State University

                         By  George H. Taylor
                             Secretary of the Board of Regents
                             of the State University

                             RENO POWER, LIGHT AND WATER COMPANY

                         By  George A. Campbell

President Stubbs submitted his monthly report as follows:

                                         August 30, 1911

To the Honorable
The Board of Regents


The University and the University High School opened August 14th.
The changes in the courses of study, making necessary some radi-
cal changes in the schedule of recitations, are working out with
as little friction as could be expected.  It will require study
throughout this year at least to arrange a somewhat complete
schedule to meet the demands of the various courses of study in
the different Colleges.

The attendance thus far is very good indeed.  The enrollment at
the close of the 29th showed 25% more than the enrollment in
the University at the corresponding date last year.  The attend-
ance in the University High School was 8 less than on the cor-
responding date last year.  The following summary gives the

    College of Arts and Science

        Seniors                        10
        Juniors                         9
        Sophomores                     14
        Freshmen                       37
        Specials                        4
        Graduate Students               2   Total 76

    School of Mines

        Seniors                         3
        Juniors                         1
        Sophomores                      4
        Freshmen                        4
        Specials                        9   Total 21

    School of Mechanical Engineering

        Seniors                         4
        Juniors                         4
        Sophomores                      7
        Freshmen                       12
        Specials                        5   Total 32

    School of Civil Engineering

        Seniors                         1
        Juniors                         2
        Sophomores                      0
        Freshmen                        2
        Specials                        5   Total 10

    School of Agriculture

        Seniors                         1
        Juniors                         2
        Sophomores                      3
        Freshmen                        6
        Specials                        6   Total 18

    College of Education

        Seniors                         1
        Freshmen                        6   Total 7

    Normal School

        Second Year                     9   Total 9

    Total University Schools          173

    Enrollment University Men          95
    Enrollment University Women        78   Total 173

    High School

        Boys                           30
        Girls                          34   Total 64

        Freshmen                       68
        Specials (New)                 12   Total 80

    Summary by States

        Nevada                        130
        California                     30
        Washington, D. C.               2
        Missouri                        1
        Montana                         1
        Wisconsin                       1
        Oregon                          1
        Japan                           1
        Nova Scotia                     1
        Texas                           1
        New Jersey                      1
        New York                        1
        Ohio                            1
        Nebraska                        1

After two weeks of discussion the State has agreed to pass all
salary warrants and claims to the State Board of Examiners and
Controller, who will then issue his warrant on the State Treasur-
er, and the State Treasurer will stamp on these warrants and
claims "Not paid for want of funds".  These warrants will draw
interest at the legal rate, which, I believe, is 7%.  This is
stated on the opinion of Messrs. Cheney, Downer, Price and

The Board of Regents approved at the last session, among other
claims, one of $5000 for the purchase of stock from the Experi-
ment Station Farm.  I recommend that the Board from this amount
pay the following items:

    1.  $450 to the Ridenour Fuel Company.  This claim was re-
        jected by the State Board of Examiners.

    2.  $587.27, which claim has probably been rejected by the
        State Board of Examiners.  This is the money that I
        borrowed on my own name to pay the second installment of
        advertising two years since to Lord and Thomas.  The so-
        called Nevada Press Association made such a public howl
        about our going outside the State to advertise that I
        thought it prudent not to present the bill to the State
        for payment.  The advertisement was authorized by the
        Board of Regents.

    3.  $1000 to the Revolving Fund of the University.  This is
        1/2 of the amount which we desired to put into this fund
        and keep it there permanently, and it is just to take
        this in the fund from this account.

    4.  $2396.69, with interest, to the Nixon National Bank.  I
        borrowed this amount to pay the amount which we had
        spent in excess of the amount appropriated by the Adams
        and Hatch Funds a year since.

On the first of September, I will separate the Buildings and
Grounds, making two divisions of this work:

    1.  The buildings will be in charge of Superintendent Richard
        Brown.  It will be his duty to look after all of the
        buildings, provide Janitors for them, and keep them in
        good repair.  This is in addition to his duties as Head-
        master of Lincoln Hall and in charge of the Dining Hall.

    2.  The grounds, including the greenhouse, will be placed
        under the care of Mr. Joseph B. Lynch, whom I have reason
        to believe is a thoroughly skillful and competent Garden-
        er.  The men regularly employed on the grounds will be
        placed under his direction.

As soon as the dam is finished, I presume the Regents will want
the south face of the dam to be planted with shrubs, and the
land in front of it on Ninth and Virginia Streets to be put in
lawn.  The matter of the trees to be set out is a matter for
consideration.  No trees can be transplanted until late in the
Fall, or early Spring, but September is a very good month for
putting in the lawn.

Beginning with the first of August, the Reno Power, Light and
Water Company makes a contract with us to furnish sufficient
water for the grounds, the buildings, including the laboratories,
and land that we may possibly acquire in addition to the extent
of 10 to 15 acres, for the sum of $525 per year.  This contract
has been signed.  They bring the water down to the southeastern
corner of Lincoln Hall and from there by pipes, we can take the
water wherever we may desire it.  The question of the water for
the land in front of the dam is one which I suggest the Regents
should take up well at this meeting.  Whether to siphon the
water over the dam, or put in pipes for irrigating this land, is
a question.

I recommend Wesley A. Lacey for appointment as the teacher of
English and History in the University High School, as Miss Berry
resigned, at a salary of $1200 per year, beginning the first of

The question of fuel oil needs to be considered.  I have had some
correspondence on the subject.  There is only one difficulty in
the way of our buying oil direct, and that is that our tank holds
only 7500 gallons, whereas most of the tank oil cars hold from
10,000 to 12,000 gallons.  It would cost $500 to get another tank
equal in size to the present one.

I have a letter from Bliss and Faville stating that we can use
fuel oil of 18 degrees Beaume.  We have hitherto used 21 and 23
degree oil.  We can purchase the 18 degree oil from the Standard
Oil Company at quite a saving, .028 cents per gallon (cost to
us), provided we could meet the other conditions -- another tank
for fuel oil and perhaps an oil wagon to transport the oil by
the use of our own teams.

I have had an offer of 22 degree fuel oil from the Reno Oil Co.
for 3 7/8 cents per gallon, this price not to be made public.

Mr. Hooper tells me that he can let all of the men that he has
employeed about the grounds, painters and carpenters, finish
up by tomorrow night, the last day of this month.  I think it
would be well to do so.  The men that we have now employed upon
the grounds and the students to whom we have guaranteed a certain
amount of work can do the work that is required very well.  For
3 or 4 weeks Mr. Hooper will not have much to do, and he says
that such carpenter work as is needed he will do himself.

Work on the Electrical building is halted until we get the stone;
they cannot lay the brick work until they have the water table.
Mr. Mc Ginty is putting the earth in between the foundation walls
and will soon lay the cement foundations for the machinery.  I
wired on the 29th to Furst-Kerber Cut Stone Company asking them
if they could not ship the water table immediately, so that we
could get to work upon the building.  I have not heard anything
from them yet.

On August 10, 1911, Professor T. W. Cowgill passed to the Great
Beyond.  He was buried on Friday, the 11th.  Professor T. W.
Cowgill has been an invalid for a great many years, but his
death was not due to the disease from which he suffered so long.
His death was hastened by his having had to undergo an operation
for appendicitis.  His weakened condition made recovery impos-
sible.  On Friday, September 1, at our General Assembly, Dr.
J. E. Church will speak of the life and services of Professor
Cowgill, who gave the University most excellent service in the
Department of English for several years.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                             J. E. Stubbs

The following resolution with regard to the death of Professor
T. W. Cowgill was ordered spread upon the minutes and a copy
sent to Mrs. Cowgill and children.

    Having learned of the death of Professor Thomas W. Cowgill,
    the Regents of the University of Nevada, at a meeting held
    August 30, 1911, ordered the following record of his services
    and worth as a Professor of the University of Nevada and as
    a man to be entered upon the minutes, and a copy of the min-
    utes to be transmitted to Mrs. Cowgill and family.

    First - We, the Regents of the University of Nevada, desire
    to record in this permanent form our estimate of the personal
    worth of Professor Cowgill as a man, as a citizen, and as an
    Instructor of young men and young women.  His career presents
    many points that should serve as an example to his colleagues
    and the young men and young women of this generation.

    Second - He made adequate preparation for his life work, that
    of teaching the English language and English literature.  His
    collegiate preparation was made at Baldwin University, where
    he passed his Freshman and Sophomore years, and at Harvard
    University, where he graduated with his class in 1883.  He
    taught for the next 3 years and was then offered a position
    in the Kansas Wesleyan University.  After one year there, he
    was granted a leave of absence and spent the next 2 years
    in Vanderbilt University, where he obtained the degree of
    Master of Arts in 1888.  He returned to the Kansas Wesleyan
    University, where he remained until 1891, when he was elected
    to the Chair of English Language and Literature in the Uni-
    versity of Nevada.  He was a thorough student and a rare
    teacher for those students who were interested in his Depart-
    ment; with the careless or indifferent student he had little

    Third - He was a man of rigid and uncompromising views.  What
    he thought was right was right in his estimation, and he
    would go through fire and water to maintain his views.  He
    was vitally interested in the University of Nevada and he
    continued to work long after his strength was insufficient.
    He possessed an iron will.

    Fourth - The esteem in which he was held as a man is evinced
    by the fact that his classmates of Harvard University ral-
    lied to his support, and, through the times of trial, their
    sympathy, their love, and their means (as far as Professor
    Cowgill would allow them) was freely given to him.

    Fifth - He passed away on August 10, 1911; he was laid to
    rest on Friday, the 11th instant, leaving behind him to his
    colleagues in the University work a fine example of the
    dominance of conscience, intellectual worth, and a personal
    good will.  He was willing to spend and to be spent to ad-
    vance the interests of the University to which he had at-
    tached himself for life.  We can say of him, as Macbeth said

The Board authorized Mr. Hooper to discharge all employees about
the grounds and buildings on Saturday evening, September 2, 1911.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien,
the President was authorized to enter into a contract with the
Reno Oil Company, to furnish fuel oil at 3 7/8 cents per gallon.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien,
the recommendation of President Stubbs regarding the appointment
of Mr. Lacey as Instructor of History in the University High
School at a salary of $100 per month was approved.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
recommendation of President Stubbs with regard to the division
in the Department of Buildings and Grounds was approved.

Upon motion of Regent O'Brien, seconded by Regent Henderson,
the recommendation of President Stubbs regarding the money from
the claim of $5000 for the purchase of stock from the Experiment
Station, as given under Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, in his report, was

The following claims were allowed at the meeting of August 12,

                            State Fund

    Maxwell Adams                                    $   100.00
    Agricultural Experiment Station                    5,000.00
    J. R. Bradley Company                                  7.38
    Braun-Knecht-Heimann                                 138.00
    Braun-Knecht-Heimann                                  56.47
    Braun-Knecht-Heimann                                  59.05
    Cottrell and Leonard                                  70.00
    Churchill County Eagle                                 4.00
    S. Crossley                                          259.25
    Clock and Shea                                     1,415.25
    Daniels and Steinmetz                                480.14
    Emerson Publishing Company                             4.00
    General Electric Company                             218.03
    E. Gibeau                                             10.00
    W. A. Harms                                            9.50
    J. C. Jones                                           32.30
    Will U. Mackey                                        25.00
    Mining Review                                         10.00
    E. R. Morgan                                         107.85
    Mott Stationery Company                               34.15
    Nevada Hardware and Supply Company                   103.34
    Nevada State Journal                                  55.50
    Nevada Press                                           2.50
    Pierson Mill and Lumber Company                      135.00
    Pierson Roeding Company                              368.01
    Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company               46.00
    Postal Telegraph                                      13.08
    Reno Evening Gazette                                   6.00
    Reno Ice Delivery Company                              3.90
    Reno Ice Delivery Company                              5.00
    Reno Livery Company                                    5.00
    Reno Mercantile Company                                5.13
    Reno Mercantile Company                               19.02
    Reno Mill and Lumber Company                           9.95
    Reno Power Light and Water Company                    22.20
    Reno Power Light and Water Company                   220.20
    Reno Saddlery Company                                  2.00
    E. H. Sargent Company                                  3.80
    Self and Sellman                                     100.00
    W. S. Tangier Smith                                   27.35
    Stack Parker Advertising Agency                      125.22
    William Sutherland                                    20.50
    Sparks Tribune                                         6.00
    Nevada Transfer Company                               34.50
    Tribune Printing Company                               6.00
    Union Lumber Company                                  26.70
    Western Union Telegraph Company                        9.05
    White Company                                          3.75
    White Company                                         18.50
    White Company                                         43.70
    Yawman and Erbe                                        2.30
    Robert Appleton Company                                6.00
    Chivers Book Binding Company                           6.80
    Dodd Mead Company                                      9.00
    Doubleday Page Company                                 2.00
    International Tax Association                          5.00
    A. C. Mc Clury Company                               254.91
    Smithsonian Institution                                8.90
    F. C. Stechert Company                               114.92
    G. E. Stechert Company                                 7.50
    C. H. Gorman, Cash Advance F & D                     143.27
    C. H. Gorman, Cash Advance Superintendent University 416.25
    C. H. Gorman, Cash Advance Regents Fund               23.85
    C. H. Gorman, Cash Advance Electrical Building       198.50
    C. H. Gorman, Cash Advance State Hygienic Laboratory    .90
    Mott Stationery                                      124.75
    Nevada Press Company                                   5.50
    Steinheimer Bros.                                    116.50
    Reno Wallpaper and Paint Company                     967.21
    F. M. Payne                                          200.00
    S. E. Ross                                           100.00
                                    Total            $12,201.34

                        A & M Fund Claims

    Wesco Supply Company                             $   211.82
    Weston Electrical Company                            341.28
    Weston Electrical Company                            236.09
    Sargent Steam Meter Company                          196.50
    Nevada Machinery and Supply Company                  116.90
                                    Total            $ 1,102.59

Claims allowed August 30, 1911.

                          State Fund

    Maxwell Adams                                    $   125.00
    Bennetts Newspaper Agency                              4.00
    H. P. Boardman                                       128.00
    H. P. Boardman                                       200.00
    Braun-Knecht-Heimann                                 351.50
    Braun-Knecht-Heimann                                   7.89
    Clydesdale Horse Society                              25.65
    J. E. Cowell                                         215.00
    Cree Publishing Company                                4.80
    Daniels and Duncan                                   119.81
    A. W. Holmes                                         114.15
    International Magazine Co.                            13.75
    Kny-Scheerer Company                                  32.20
    Library of Congress                                   12.11
    Lyon and Healy                                        18.81
    A. C. Mc Clury                                        34.11
    E. R. Morgan                                         129.30
    Moise Klinkner                                        12.95
    Mott Stationery Company                                4.00
    Nevada Ad Company                                     12.00
    Nevada Planing Mills                                  42.00
    Hatch Fund Treasurer                                 225.00
    W. E. Paul                                            24.90
    Walter S. Palmer                                     202.75
    Reno Mill and Lumber Company                          13.65
    Reno Evening Gazette                                  18.00
    Reno Evening Gazette                                  12.00
    Reno Wallpaper and Paint Co.                         498.18
    Reno Livery Company                                    2.50
    Reno Power Light and Water Company                    15.70
    Reno Power Light and Water Company                   115.40
    Rand Mc Nally                                        149.50
    Reno Window and H. C.                                 63.00
    J. J. Smith                                          205.50
    Stack Parker                                          26.35
    A. T. Thompson Company                                89.00
    S. E. Ross                                           100.00
    C. H. Gorman                                         171.59
    Clock and Shea                                       659.25
    C. H. Gorman                                          48.00
    F. J. Delonchant                                     188.22
                                    Total            $ 5,135.52

        Student                                      $   197.20
        Building and Grounds                             575.00
        Administration and Faculty                     4,044.27
        Building and Grounds (Improvements)              287.50
        Electrical Building                               68.00
        Food and Drug                                    325.00
        State Hygienic Laboratory                        300.00
        University High School                           685.00
                                    Total            $ 6,482.77

    Mackay School of Mines Inst. Fund                $   400.00

                          A & M Claims

    Central Scientific Company                       $   269.49
    General Electric Company                               3.89
    Eimer and Amend                                      470.90
    C. H. Gorman, Revolving Fund                         222.40
    Payroll                                            2,638.05
                                    Total            $ 3,604.73

                          COPY OF BOND


    That we, The Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Reno, a
    Corporation organized and existing under the laws of the
    United States of America, doing business in the City of Reno,
    County of Washoe, State of Nevada, as principal, and Richard
    Kirman in the sum of $5000, C. E. Mack in the sum of $5000,
    J. M. Short in the sum of $5000, William Levy in the sum of
    $5000 and W. H. Hood in the sum of $5000, making a total sum
    of $25,000, all of Reno, Washoe County, State of Nevada, are
    held and firmly bound unto

    A. A. Codd, J. W. O'Brien, C. B. Henderson, H. E. Reid and
    Frank Williams, as Regents of the Nevada State University,
    or their successors in office, in the penal sum of $25,000,
    Gold Coin of the United States of America, to be paid unto
    the said Regents or their successors in office, to which
    payment, well and truly to be made, we jointly and severally
    bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, succes-
    sors and assigns, firmly by these presents.

    Signed, sealed and dated this 12th day of August, A. D. 1911.

    The condition of this obligation is such, that WHEREAS the
    above named, the Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Reno,
    has been chosen by said Regents as a depository, by reason
    whereof, as such depository, it will receive into its pos-
    session, divers sums of money from the United States Govern-
    ment, or otherwise, the custody of which the said Board of
    Regents is, or may be responsible, and it is bound to keep
    true and accurate accounts of such money and of its receipts
    and disbursements thereof, for and on account of said

    NOW, THEREFORE, if the said The Farmers & Merchants National
    Bank of Reno, its successors and assigns, shall well and
    truly perform all and singular the duties of a depository
    of said Regents during all the time it shall continue as the
    depository of the money coming from said source, or from any
    other source, to said depository, and until it shall deliver
    and pay all money which it may receive as such depository,
    and shall exhibit and submit to said Regents, or to persons
    by them thereunto appointed, their said accounts and the
    vouchers thereof, whenever it shall be thereto properly re-
    quested; and shall at the expiration or termination of its
    selection as a depository as aforesaid, deliver up to said
    Regents or their order all money remaining in its posses-
    sion, and the vouchers thereunto belonging, then this obli-
    gation shall be null and void; otherwise to remain in full
    force and virtue.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The Farmers and Merchants National Bank
    of Reno, has caused its corporate name and seal to be here-
    unto affixed by its President and Cashier, this 12th day
    of August, A. D. 1911.

                       The Farmers & Merchants National Bank
                                       of Reno
                       By Richard Kirman, President


               L. R. Mudd

J. M. Short                William Levy

Richard Kirman             C. E. Mack

               W. H. Hood

                  S. S.

Richard Kirman, C. E. Mack, J. M. Short, Wm. Levy and W. H.
Hood, being duly sworn, each for himself, deposes and says that
he is worth double the sum specified in the above undertaking,
over and above all his just debts and liabilities, exclusive of
property exempt from execution.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of August, A. D.,

                             Fred Gros,
                             Notary Public

                             A. A. Codd

Geo. H. Taylor