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The Art Hall is a two-story brick building of attractive appearance. The east wing contains the lecture room and studios of the art department, while the rest of the building is occupied as a dormitory for the women students.

The Pharmacy Building, containing about twenty rooms, is of brick, two stories high, with one-story extensions.

The Men's Dormitory is a large four-story brick building which furnishes accommodations for ninety students.

The Electrical Building is devoted to the departments of engineering and physics. It is a beautiful three-story structure of dressed stone and brick.

The Agricultural Building is a large two-story brick structure occupied by the various departments of the school of agriculture and experiment station.

The Agricultural Annex is a frame structure designed especially for lectures and live stock judging. It will seat one hundred and twenty-five students.

FINANCES.

The following is a report of the receipts and expenditures for the years ending June 30, 1899, and June 30, 1900:

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Receipts.
Balance miscellaneous fund, June 30, previous

year
Balance endowment fund, June 30, previous

year Balance special appropriation engineering de

partment, June 30, 1898... Balance special appropriation electrical de

partment, June 30, 1898.
Balance special appropriation for repairs,

June 30, 1898....
From U. S. endowment fund (proceeds land

grant)
From U. S. Morrill fund (act of Congress,

1890)
From State educational tax.
From State for repairs.....
From State for farmers' institutes.
From miscellaneous sources (department re-

ceipts, fees, etc.)..

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1900. $75,072 18

7,255 29 8,159 90 3,477 10 4,209 51 3,458 12 5,619 33 9,888 32 3,205 64 1,444 05

2,378 39

Expenditures.

1899. Salaries of instructors.

$69,672 50 Heat, light and water...

6,135 30 Supplies--chemicals, lumber, iron, steel, etc. 7,607 26 Care of buildings..

3,422 22 Employes

3,486 10 Engineers and firemen.

3,185 63 Improvements to grounds and buildings.

9,658 68 Apparatus and machinery.

3,703 26 Labor

1,924 16 Care of grounds..

1,871 86 Catalogues and announcements, including stamps, etc..

1,209 22 Publications

867 58 Insurance

761 66 Books and periodicals..

1,118 46 Express, freight and hauling.

924 36 Postage

716 70 Printing and stationery.

891 14 Commencement expenses

1,084 95 Securing faculty

417 57 Furniture and fixtures

503 37 Traveling expenses to scientific meetings, etc.. 524 40 Rebate of fees.

433 83 Trustees

464 20 Repairs

289 74 Telephones

123 40 Trips of inspection.

59 35 Telegrams

60 13 Lectures

806 32 Live stock Agricultural leaflets

241 51 Advertising

661 74 Miscellaneous

15 00 Improvements, apparatus, machinery-engineering department

1,785 61 Improvements, apparatus, machinery-electrical department

115 54 Repairs, buildings, machinery, etc., to October 31, 1898

313 02 Repairs, buildings, machinery, etc., to July 1, 1899 ....

1,610 03 Repairs, buildings, machinery, etc., to October 31, 1899

1,889 97 Expense holding farmers' institutes..

4,379 63 State conference institute workers..

209 44 Clerical labor farmers' institute....

270 52 Printing, stationery, postage-farmers' institute 117 67 Supplies-farmers' institute

860 50 1,348 97 940 13 794 65 826 88 639 84

259 87 1,742 80 426 16 204 75 483 70 1,379 86

122 50 144 48

40 68 730 37 245 90

871 03 40 00

4,574 34

5 50

258 94 141 45

4 65

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The needs of this institution as expressed by the President and other officers are as follows:

a.

1. A larger income.
2. Additional buildings.

An agricultural building costing $60,000.
b. An assembly hall costing $75,000.
C. Extension of shops and laboratories.

d. A gymnasium.
3. A modern heating and power plant.
4. Funds for repair and preservation of buildings.

The following is quoted from the report of the President to this committee:

Pressing as are these needs, the University officials recognize the futility of urging them all upon the Legislature. They have, therefore, decided to ask relief in two particulars only at the present time. In thus limiting their requests they feel that certain vital interests of the University are being relegated to the background in the hope that certain others, selected as most deserving of attention, may be favorably regarded.

Your special consideration of the following is therefore respectfully solicited:

1. A new building and equipment for the Agricultural Department.

In accepting the U. S. Endowment and the donations of John Purdue and others, the State has pledged itself to the adequate and perpetual maintenance of Purdue University as a college of agriculture and the mechanic arts. It has, however, failed to recognize the fact that instruction in agriculture, in order to be attractive and successful, requires a greater proportional expenditure of money than does technical training in the other industries. Our school of agriculture has not been supported in a manner commensurate with the importance of agriculture to the State.

We are striving to maintain our school of agriculture upon a basis which leaves it with insufficient facilities to receive the students who are coming to us, much more to extend knowledge and training among the farming classes as the best welfare of our State demands. The farmers are protesting against this state of affairs and are demanding of us and the State a recognition of their interests which shall be second to none. Our quarters for instruction in agriculture are wholly inadequate. The number of students enrolled in this course has increased from forty-five in 1896-97 to 128 in 1899-1900. We expect a still larger increase this year. Two years ago a temporary frame building costing about $1,500 was erected to accommodate some of their classes. Such a makeshift can not satisfy our students or the industry which they represent.

We need and we ask for a substantial modern building, containing proper rooms and laboratories for instruction in agriculture, horticulture, veterinary science, animal industry and dairying. This means a building with not less than twelve rooms, exclusive of offices, each with a working capacity of not less than fifty students. With its proper equipment for heat, light, ventilation and furniture such a building would cost not less than $60,000.

Additional instructional force is needed to care for our students. It is desirable to develop new courses of study if our school is to stand for progress. To supply all of these needs, we ask that $10,000 per annum be appropriated for the next two years.

2. A university assembly hall.

The largest room in the University seats comfortably less than 500 persons and is located in the third story of one of our buildings. This is the only place available for our daily chapel service, and any public lecture or similar function, including commencement exercises. The number of students on the grounds at this date, November 20th, is over 900, and will exceed 1,000 during the present year. The faculty and employes number over 100. The trustees, faculty and students believe that there should be here a worthy and dignified building sufficient to seat 1,500 persons with comfort, and of a character commensurate with a great State institution. Conservative estimates of the cost of such a building are not less than $75,000, for which amount we respectfully make request.

The committee agrees with the President in his forcible statement of the need of a new agricultural building. It is impressed with the neglected condition in the Department of Agriculture, notwithstanding the fact that one of the leading purposes of the institution originally was "to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture.” It is the opinion of the committee that an enlargement of the accommodation for students in the school of agriculture, and a better equipment for research in this department will encourage an increase of the number of students in this course, and make the good and power of the institution felt to a greater degree among the agricultural class of citizens of the State.

The committee therefore would recommend for an agricultural building and equipment an appropriation of $60,000 and $10,000 annually to maintain the same.

The committee does not deem the need of an Assembly Hall so urgent as to warrant the appropriation asked for this purpose at this time, and therefore declines to favorably recommend it.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY.

JOSEPH SWAIN, PRESIDENT.

Indiana University is situated at Bloomington, the county seat of Monroe County, and a center of the oolitic stone industry.

RELATION TO THE STATE.

By virtue of the State Constitutions of 1816 and 1851, and the acts of the General Assembly thereunder, the Indiana University is the State University of Indiana. In order that there might be no doubt of the special relationship of the University to the State under the new Constitution of 1851, the General Assembly of 1852 enacted that "the institution established by an act entitled ‘an act to establish a college in the State of Indiana,' approved January 28, 1828, is hereby recognized as the University of the State.” (Act approved June 17, 1852; see p. 30); and again the General Assembly of 1867 characterized it as the “University of the State.” (Act approved March 8, 1867; see p. 33.)

The growth in attendance at the University is best shown by the following table:

Year.

1884...

Graduates.

21 26 20 22 39

41

1885. 1886. 1887. 1888. 1889. 1890. 1891. 1892. 1893. 1894. 1895. 1896. 1897. 1898. 1899. 1900.

Total.
144
156
202
263
275
300
321
394
497
572
638
771
879

944 1,049 1,050 1,017

47 75 70 68 76 85 96 131 124 126 122

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