09/12/1900
UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 12-13, 1900








09-12-1900

Volume OC - Pages 198-201



Reno, Nevada

September 12, 1900



At a meeting of the Board of Regents held at 8 o'clock P.M.,

September 12, 1900, the following members were present, W. E. F.

Deal and J. N. Evans, absent H. S. Starrett.



The report of President Stubbs was approved as follows:



President's Office

September 12, 1900



To the Honorable the Board of Regents

Gentlemen:



I have the honor to report that the University opened according

to the calendar, August 28th for examinations and September 3rd

for lectures and recitations. The number of students registered

up to date is equal to the number registered at the same date

last year, and the Freshman Class is larger than usual. On

Sunday, August 26th, the Hatch Station building was destroyed by

fire. The valuable plant and insect collection and the special

Library for the use of the Department of Botany and Entomology

were a total loss. The bacteriological apparatus and the micro-

scopes in the Department of Zoology were saved. I am not able

now to estimate accurately the value in money of the property

destroyed. The building is insured for the sum of $4500 - $4000

on the building and $500 on the furniture and fixtures. The loss

has been adjusted and the insurance money paid into the hands of

the Secretary of the Board of Regents.



I recommend that the building be reconstructed according to the

plans herewith submitted, and that in addition an Assay Office,

according to plans herewith given, be built; and that this Assay

Office shall be called the Brown Memorial Assay Office, in honor

of Professor Charles F. Brown, who drew the plans as almost the

last official act prior to his death. A subscription has been

started by some of the graduates of the University toward the

expense of building this Assay office. Upon the completion of

the reconstruction of the building, I recommend that it is as-

signed to the School of Mines and that the present Mining build-

ing be assigned to the Agricultural Experiment Station. This

recommendation is in accordance with the action taken by the

Board of Regents and the Board of Visitors two years since.



We have announced a short course in Assaying for Prospectors to

be given during the months of January and February, 1901, and we

have reason to believe that this course will prove to be attrac-

tive and valuable. We have already had applications for this

course from young men residing in Nye County and Lincoln County.

In a recent visit to Virginia City, the question arose as to

what the University could do for ambitious miners who had the

time and the disposition to study. I replied that if sufficient

encouragement was given by the Miners' Union, the University

would organize classes in Virginia City and give credit for the

work done; and when the course in Mining was completed, that

the Regents would confer the proper degree. I said that it might

be possible that the Regents and faculty would require at least

one year's residence before granting a degree, but that this

question would remain open for further consideration and would

depend somewhat upon the efficiency of the work done in non-

residence. I had a letter today from Superintendent G. Mc M.

Ross, saying that a Mining class is now being formed in Virginia

City. It is my purpose to visit Virginia City within a few days

for the purpose of planning the work.



I submit herewith a revised list of the Faculty of Instruction,

that it may receive your approval and go upon the records:



Joseph Edward Stubbs, President, Professor of Political

Science and Ethics

Hannah Keziah Clapp, Librarian

Henry Thurtell, Dean, Professor of Mathematics and Mechanics

Walter Mc Nab Miller, Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and

Geology

Mary Whitesides Emery, Professor of Pedagogics and English

Robert Lewers, Registrar, Professor of Logic and Principal

of the Commercial School

Ransom H. Mc Dowell, Professor of Agriculture and Animal

Husbandry

Nathaniel Estes Wilson, Professor of Chemistry and Dairying

Thomas W. Cowgill, Emeritus Professor of English Language

and Literature

Richard Brown, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and

Instructor in Practical Mechanics

James Edward Church, Jr., Professor of the Latin Language

and Literature

The Reverend Samuel Unsworth, Professor of the Greek Language

and Literature

Laura de Laguna, Assistant Professor of the Modern Languages

Anna Henrietta Martin, Assistant Professor of History

Lysander W. Cushman, Professor of the English Language and

Literature

George F. Blessing, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and

Drawing

George D. Louderback, Professor of Physics, Geology and

Mineralogy

Laurence F. J. Wrinkle, Professor of Mining and Civil Engi-

neering

Jeanne Elizabeth Wier, Acting Assistant Professor of History

P. Beveridge Kennedy, Associate Professor of Botany and

Horticulture

Peter Frandsen, Assistant Professor of Zoology and Bacter-

iology

James E. Brett, Captain U. S. A., Professor of Military

Science and Tactics

George J. Young, Assistant Professor of Metallurgy and

Chemistry

Mildred Maude Wheeler, Instructor in Latin and Mathematics

Lewis A. Darling, Instructor in Mechanical Engineering and

Drawing

Ada Edwards, Instructor in Hygiene and Physical Training for

Women

Hedwig B. Buss, Instructor in Modern Languages and History

Kate Bardenwerper, Instructor in Domestic Art and Science

Mrs. Alice L. Layton, Instructor in Vocal Music

Mrs. Nettie W. Blume, Mistress of the Girls' College

Harry Herbert Dexter, Assistant Librarian

Elizabeth Stubbs, Office Secretary



This revised list contains the following new appointments:



George J. Young, to be Professor of Metallurgy and Chemistry

Lewis A. Darling, to be Instructor in Mechanical Engineering

and Drawing

Miss Hedwig B. Buss, to be Instructor in Modern Languages and

History

Mr. Harry Herbert Dexter, to be Assistant Librarian

Miss Kate Bardenwerper, to be Instructor in Domestic Art and

Science, beginning January, 1901

James E. Brett, Captain U. S. A., Professor of Military

Science and Tactics



Changes in the Departments as follows:



Professor N. E. Wilson to be Professor of Chemistry and

Dairying

Ransom H. Mc Dowell, to be Professor of Agriculture and

Animal Husbandry

George D. Louderback, to be Professor of Physics, Geology and

Mineralogy



I have the honor to remain, Gentlemen,



Very respectfully yours,



J. E. Stubbs

President



The following appointments commencing with September 1, 1900,

were approved:



James E. Brett, Captain U. S. A., Professor of Military

Science and Tactics with salary from the University of $300,

annually.



George J. Young, Assistant Professor of Metallurgy and

Chemistry with an annual salary of $1500.



Lewis A. Darling, Instructor in Mechanical Engineering and

Drawing, annual salary $750.



Miss Hedwig B. Buss, Instructor in Modern Languages and

History, annual salary $300.



The President recommends that a State Normal School Diploma be

issued to Miss Carlotta Dodd, which was upon motion approved.



The Secretary of the Board was instructed to advertise for bids

for the construction of the Experiment Station building and Assay

Office, according to plans and specifications on file in the

President's Office.



J. N. Evans

President



Geo. H. Taylor

Secretary



Director's Office

September 12, 1900



To the Board of Control,

Nevada Agriculture Experiment Station



Gentlemen:



The Asylum Board and Superintendent having requested that the

University give up to them the land near the old Prison wall

which has been used for Experiment Station purposes, and this

request having been approved by the Board of Control of the

Station, I have had all buildings removed to the new Experiment

Station Farm. The cost of moving the seed house and the tool

house was $300. The cost of putting a wall under the seed house

was $22. The wall under the tool house has not yet been complet-

ed.



The land for a road between Peavine Street and the road north and

south in front of the Station Farm has been deeded to the County

by Mr. J. N. Evans and the Commissioners of the County have built

fences along each side of the road. The street has not yet been

opened for the reason that the manager of the Nevada-California-

Oregon Railway has quietly refused to make a crossing over the

railroad. I have written him twice upon the subject, but have

received no acknowledgment of my communications. When this

street is opened it will bring the Station Farm within five min-

utes walk of the University Campus.



I submit herewith a revised list of the Station Staff:



Director J. E. Stubbs, Publications

Professor R. H. Mc Dowell, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

Professor N. E. Wilson, Chemistry and Dairying

Professor J. M. Wilson, Irrigation Engineering

Associate Professor P. B. Kennedy, Botany and Horticulture

Assistant Professor Peter Frandsen, Bacteriology

Instructor Samuel B. Doten, Entomology and Meterology

Theodore Clark, Foreman of Farm

Hannah K. Clapp, Librarian

Harry H. Dexter, Assistant Librarian

Elizabeth S. Stubbs, Stenographer



Under the new organization, the Station staff meets very Monday

morning in the Director's Office for the consideration of any or

all matters pertaining to the policy and work of the Experiment

Station.



We announce short courses in Agriculture, Dairying and Domestic

Science, to be given during the months of January and February,

1901. It is believed that these short courses will arouse con-

siderable interest and promote the efficiency of the University

in the esteem of the people.



I have the honor to remain,



Very truly yours,



J. E. Stubbs

Director