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increased.

Board of said corporation six members, so that the said board shall managers

hereafter consist of twenty-seven meinbers; and at the next election of managers of said corporation to be held after the

passage of this act the said additional managers shall be How elected elected in the same manner as managers of the corporation

have been heretofore elected, as is now provided for in Section 3 of the original act and of the amendment thereto, that is to say: two of the said additional managers shall be elected by a plurality of ballots to serve for one year, two to serve for two years, and two to serve for three years, and thereafter at every annual meeting of the corporators eight managers shall be elected to serve for the term of three years.

Terms of office.

Passed at Dover, February 10, 1891.

CHAPTER 118.

OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.

AN ACT to carry into effect more fully the acts of Congress for the more

complete Endowment and Support of Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.

Preamble.

Whereas the Government of the United States by various acts of Congress has provided liberally in this State for instruction in agriculture, the mechanic arts, the English language, and science, with special reference to the industries of life; and

Whereas no part of the funds so provided may lawfully be used for the purchase, erection or repair of any building or buildings; and

Whereas Delaware College, which is a State institution, and largely owned and controlled by the State, has been designated as the agency through which the purposes of Congress in said educational work are to be accomplished; and

Whereas the present buildings of the college are entirely inadequate to meet the needs of the institution and the increased requirements of the General Government under the above acts; and

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Whereas it is incumbent upon the State to meet the generous gifts of the General Government for the promotion of practical education and bring such education within the reach of the youth of the State by offering all necessary and proper facilities; now therefore

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That for the erection and alteration of neces- $25,000 apsary buildings on the grounds of Delaware College, at New- for buildings ark, in this State, to enable said college to carry into effect of Belaware the purposes of Congress in said acts, the sum of twenty-five College. thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money not otherwise appropriated, to be paid by the State Treasurer to the trustees of said college, as follows: one half thereof on the first day of July A. Ď. 1891, and the other half on When to be the first day of July A. D. 1892.

Passed at Dover, April 30, 1891.

paid.

CHAPTER 119.

OF PUBLIC EDUCATION,
AN ACT to establish and maintain a College for the Education of Col-

ored Students in Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of each branch concurring therein):

SECTION 1. The Governor of the State, on the first Tues- Governor to day in June, eighteen hundred and ninety-one (1891), and Board of every four years thereafter, shall appoint and cominission Del two respectable and well qualified persons from each county, College for who shall constitute the board of trustees for the Delaware Students. College for Colored Students. The said trustees shall hold Term of their office for a period of four years or until their successors office. shall in like manner be appointed. In case of a vacancy by Vacancies, death, resignation or otherwise, the Governor shall appoint how for the unexpired term.

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SECTION 2. The trustees named in this act shall be and are hereby ordained and declared to be a body corporate by the name and style of “The Trustees of Delaware College for Colored Students," with all the powers and franchises incident to such an institution, including the capacity to take and hold real and personal estate by deed, devise, bequest, gift, grant, or otherwise, and the same to alien, sell, transfer and dispose of as occasion may require, and the proceeds thereof to reinvest in other property, funds or securities for the benefit of said college, and in accordance with the spirit and purpose of this act.

What is to be taught.

regulations.

Object of SECTION 3. The purpose and object of said college shall College.

be to impart instruction in agriculture, the mechanic arts, the English language, the various branches of mathematical, physical, natural and economic science, with special reference to their application in the industries of life, and to the facilities for such instruction, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life, but other scientific and

classical studies may be taught, and a normal school for the Rules and preparation of teachers may be connected with the college ons under such rules and regulations as the trustees may adopt.

SECTION 4. The said Board of Trustees shall have the superintendence of said college, with power to appoint and remove the faculty and other officers and agents of the college and of their own body; to fill vacancies and to make bylaws as well for the government of the college as their own governinent; and to conduct all the concerns of the institution. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum, and meetings of the board shall be held as the by-laws may prescribe; provided that said by-laws shall not conflict with the Constitution or Laws of the United States or of this State.

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Faculty.

SECTION 5. The faculty of the college, composed of the teachers whom the trustees shall employ, one of whom shall be president of the college and ex officio a member of the board of trustees, shall have the care, government and instruction of the students, subject, however, to the by-law's. They shall have authority, with the approbation of the board of trustees to confer degrees and grant diplomas.

SECTION 6.

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SECTION 7. That the sum of eight thousand dollars is $8,000 for hereby appropriated from the state treasury to the said land and “The Trustees of the State College for Colored Students," to be used primarily for the purchase of land and for the erection, preservation, repair and equipment of any building or buildings which said trustees shall hereafter acquire for the purposes of said college, and if the whole of said sum should not be required for the purchase of land and for the erection, preservation, or repair of buildings, the remainder of said sum shall be used for the maintenance and support of said institution. Said sum shall be paid by the State To whom Treasurer to the treasurer of said trustees, upon his giving phen bond and security as hereinafter provided after notice received under the hand of the president and secretary of the said trustees that said body is fully organized and prepared to carry out the purposes of this act.

SECTION 8. That the State Treasurer is hereby directed Payment by and required to pay annually to the treasurer of the said urer. “Trustees of the State College for Colored Students," twenty per centum or one-fifth part of the sum of money which he, the said State Treasurer, has already received and hereafter shall receive annually by virtue of an act of Congress, approved August 30, 1890, entitled “An act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an act of Congress, approved July

2, 1862." i SECTION 9. That the money's received by said trustees Moneys, how as provided in the foregoing section shall be used by said " trustees for the support and maintenance of said college, and the treasurer of said trustees, before receiving any money Bond of

Treasurer of from said State Treasurer, shall give bond with good and Trustees. sufficient security to the State of Delaware in the sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful application of all the moneys received. Said bond shall be approved by said trustees and shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.

Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891.

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OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH.

CHAPTER 120.

OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to establish a State Board of

Health for the State of Delaware."

Section 4,
Chapter 21,

Localities having no board of health.

Be it enačled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

21. SECTION I That Section 4 of Chapter 21, Volume 16 of Volume 6, the Laws of Delaware, be and the same hereby is amended

by inserting after the word “State,” in the seventh line thereof, the following, to wit: “And in localities where there are no local boards of health, or where the same shall refuse or neglect to act, the president may direct any member of the board, together with the secretary, to investigate all complaints made in writing, and if the said member shall find a nuisance to exist he shall order the same to be abated in a

reasonable time. In such cases the State Board shall have Nuisances; all power and remedies now given by law to local boards; if

no person responsible for said nuisance be found, the sec

retary shall abate the same, and his expenses shall, upon Expenses. approval by the president, be paid by the treasurer of the

county wherein said nuisance existed."

Section 7, SECTION 2. That Section 7 of Chapter 21, Volume 16 of Chapter 21, Volume 16, the Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 1, of Chapter further amended. 550, Volume 18 of the Laws of Delaware, be further amended

by striking out the words "five hundred," in the last line, and inserting "one thousand" in lieu thereof.

Passed at Dover, April 7, 1891.

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