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DONATIONS FOR 1874.

From S. M. TRACY, class of '68:

Thirteen packages Colorado seeds (Horticultural Department). From O. A. JENISON, Lansing:

Specimen of crocodilus lucius.

From COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, Washington, D. C.:

Fifty packages of seeds (vegetables) and samples of field grains, etc.; 8 packages early spring wheat (Oran); 8 packages oats (Somerset); 7 packages oats (Houghton); 1 package oats (Sandy); 4 packages barley (Chevalier); 2 packages Mangel Wurzel (Long White); 2 packages sugar beet (White Silesian Red-top); 1 package corn (Evergreen Sweet); 1 package corn (extra early Maine); 1 package beans (large Lima); 1 package beans (Dwarf White Wax); 1 package peas (Champion of England); 1 package peas (Knight's Dwarf Marrow); 1 paper beets (Early Bassano); 1 paper beets (Deep Blood Red); 1 paper asparagus (Early Purple Giant Argenteuil); 1 paper Brussels Sprouts (improved); 1 paper cucumbers (Extra Long Green); 1 paper cucumbers (Early Cluster); 1 paper cabbage (Premium Flat Dutch); 1 paper cabbage (Large French Oxheart) 1 paper carrots (James' Scarlet Intermediate); 1 paper carrots (Long Orange); 1 paper cauliflower (Lenormand's Short Stem); 1 paper celery (Dwarf White Solid); 1 paper celery (Large White Solid); 1 paper egg plant (Long Purple); 1 paper egg plant (N. Y. Improved); 1 paper endive (Fine Laciniated Lauvier); 1 paper endive (Large Green Curled); 1 paper Kohl Rabi (Neapolitan Curled); 1 paper leek (Large Yellow Poiton); 1 paper lettuce (India Head); 1 paper lettuce (Royal Cabbage); 1 paper melon (Skillman's Netted); 1 paper melon (Long Perrian); 1 paper okra (Improved Dwarf Green); 1 paper onion (Large Round Giant Madeira); 1 paper onion (Red Wethersfield); 1 paper parsley (Double Curled); 1 paper parsley (Neapolitan); 1 paper parsnip (Short or Round Early); 1 paper pepper (Cayenne); 1 paper pepper (Mountain Sweet); 1 paper pumpkin (Large Cheese); 1 paper radish (Early Long Scarlet, Short Top); 1 paper radish (Scarlet, Olive Shaped); 1 paper salsify; 1 paper spinach (Broad Flanders); 1 paper squash (Boston Marrow); 1 paper squash (Hubbard); 1 paper tomato (Cook's Favorite); 1 paper tomato (Trophy); 1 paper turnip (Early Flat Dutch); 1 paper turnip (Red-top Strap-leaf; 2 papers watermelons (1 Ice Cream, 1 Phinney's Early). The vegetable seeds were turned over to the Superintendent of the Horticultural Department, and the grains to the Superintendent of the Farm Department.

From N. & C. CHILSON of Battle Creek, Mich. :

One white pine; 1 Austrian pine; 2 Norway spruce; 1 Siberian arbor vitæ ; 2 Irish juniper; 1 American weeping willow; 1 Scotch pine. Trees were turned over to Horticultural Department.

From ILGENFRITZ & Co., Monroe Nursery:

Thirty-five apple trees; 5 peach trees; 20 plum trees; 13 ornamental trees; 200 apple stocks. The trees were turned over to the Horticultural Department.

From TAYLOR (L. G. Bragg & Co.), Kalamazoo :

Forty Norway spruce trees.

From JOHN KISOR of Nevada, Ohio:

A deed to manufacture and use an Improved Fruit Gatherer, which was turned over to the Horticultural Department.

From DR. MILES:

Specifications for steam boilers, steam pumps, tanks, steam heating and ventilating apparatus, steam cooking and laundry machinery, and the various materials required therefor; to be furnished and erected in the building of the Michigan State Penitentiary at Jackson, Michigan, according to the plans and specifications of E. E. Myers, architect, Detroit, Mich. Also, "General Instructions to contractors proposing to submit bids for the construction of the Michigan State Capitol."

From Dr. H. A. ATKINS:

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Two Italian queen bees. From Dr. H. A. ATKINS:

One specimen Clark's Island granite; 1 specimen Akron, N. Y., hydraulic limestone; 1 specimen Medina sandstone; 1 specimen Favosites coral; 1 specimen bog ore; 3 specimens not named.

From M. D. OSBAND:

One skull, 1 humerus, 2 vertebræ, and one inferior maxillary of an Indian From Prof. Cook:

A colony of Italian bees.

From Prof. MILES:

Six specimens of slate from Wales, Great Britain.

From Mr. BULKLEY:

Bulkley's super-heated steam air-heating furnace, completely put up, in the Chemical Laboratory. (See report of Chemical Department.)

NOTE.-The donations of periodicals and newspapers will be given in the report of the Librarian.

COLLEGE ACCOUNTS.

SECRETARY'S ACCOUNT,

For the year beginning December 1st, 1873, and ending November 30th, 1874.
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To balance on hand..........
Rec'd from State Treas. on acc't of current expenses.

interest...

new greenhouse..
new buildings....

Rec'd from State Treas. on acc't of improvement of buildings and
grounds....

Rec'd from State Treas. on acc't of library and chemical apparatus
Farm Department-receipts...

Horticultural Department-receipts..
Library-receipts...

Apiary-receipts..

Boarding Hall-receipts..

Chemical Laboratory-receipts from students..
board of men employed on greenhouse...

J. D. Smith, interest on swamp land..

M. Miles, from J. Schneeberger, for land purchased-
overcharge on freight..
Students-board, room rent, etc..
Rec'd on account of indebtedness of 1873...

By cash paid E. Longyear..

Balance on hand..

-$13,000 00
14,076 00
5,000 00
18,000 00

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$1,665 08

66,118 39

$67,783 47

65,749 99

$2,033 48

* In the report of the Superintendent of the Farm Department, it will be seen that the receipts of that department amounted to $3,306 67. The balance, $149 76, receipts, and $70 00 received on account of swamp land sold, was not turned in to the Secretary until after the close of the year, and will, consequently, appear in the report for the ensuing year.

The actual receipts of the Horticultural Department amounted to $659 64. A warrant for the difference, $278 So, was not issued until after Dec. 1st, and will therefore appear in the report for the year 1875.

The receipts of the Apiary were $90 55. A warrant for the difference, $48 95, was drawn after the close of the year, and will also appear in the report for the year 1875.

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SUMMARY OF TREASURER'S ACCOUNT.

1873.

Dec. 1.-To balance from old account....

1874.

Nov. 30.-To cash of State Treasurer and Secretary, sundry times........

Total.....

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Advertising..
Sunday services..

Gardener's expenses, etc..
Extra instruction..
Stationery, etc...
Advances refunded.
Insurance...

Photographs of College..
Stamps, box rent, etc.............
Boxes for reports..

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DR.

SUMMARY OF WARRANT ACCOUNT

For the year beginning December 1, 1873, and ending November 30, 1874.

GENERAL EXPENSES.

$2,751 86

E. LONGYEAR, Treasurer.

$17,240 05

147 80

214 13

2,567 41
1,393 79

1,061 06
546 59

9,808 36
1,071 45
16,973 49
5,000 00

1,413 52
1,291 57
164 66

648 35

$227 28

65,749 99

$65,977 27

$303 40

125 00

18 80

$63,225 41 2,751 86

$65,977 27

131 00

108 77

560 40

323 00

20.00

16 20
41 19

$59,542 23

Diplomas
Sundries...

Farm department..
Horticultural department.

Museum
Library

SUMMARY OF INVENTORY.

Agricultural College, Dec. 1, 1874.

$90 00
26 74
123 03
18 18
65 30

142 70

Farm-676 acres @ $70 00...
Buildings-College Hall, $15,000; Chemical Laboratory, $12,000
New Boarding Hall, $45,000; Old Boarding Hall,
$15,000

Farm-house, $3,500; 4 brick cottages, $12,000.
Herdsman's house, $600; barn at dwelling house, $300
Cattle barn and shed, $3,200; sheep barn, $2,500;
horse barn, $3,000..

Piggery, $2,000; brick workshop, $600; garden barn,
$600...

Blacksmith shop, tool house, experiment feeding-house
Windmill and water supply..

New greenhouse, $8,000; 3 new dwelling houses,
$18,000..

Bee-house.

Total......

NOTE.-Warrants Nos. 2070, 2075, 2091, amounting to $1,619 47, and which are included in the Secretary's summary of warrant account for 1878, were paid by the treasurer in 1874, and appear in his report for that year. Warrant No. 2278, for $50, was drawn in October, but had not been presented to the treasurer for payment at the close of the year.

$27,000 00

60,000 00
15,500 00
900 00

8,700 00

3,200 00

400 00
500 00

26,000 00

250 00

Farm Department-Cattle, $9,025; sheep, $735; swine, $399.... $10,159 00
Team horses, etc...

Farm machinery and tools..
Produce, feed, etc....

700 00
2,481 95

4,049 15

Horticultural Department-Greenhouse plants, $2,183 55; pots, $45; furni
ture, $68 20; produce and feed, $697 50; teams,
$280 90; tools, $808 20..
Chemical Laboratory-Chemicals and apparatus...
Library-Books and periodicals....
Museum-Including Geology, Entomology, and Zoology specimens, etc...
Boarding Hall-Furniture, provisions, etc..

Farm House.....

Furniture and fixtures in College Hall, $975 10; mathematical instruments,

$200.....

Apiary-Including, bees, hives, tools, etc....

Total....

$2,113 71

$61,655 94

$47,320 00

142,450 00

17,390 10

4,083 35

4,050 00

6,842 69 4,000 00

3,360 65 665 98

1,175 10 70 00

$231,407 87

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