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DONATIONS FOR 1874.

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

Thirteen packages Colorado seeds (Horticultural Department). From 0. 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 pack

ages early spring wheat (Oran); 8 packages oats (Somerset); y 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) i 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); i paper egg plant (Long Purple); i 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); i 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 De

partment. 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 beating and ven

tilating 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 con

struction of the Michigan State Capitol." From Dr. H. A. ATKINS:

Package of seeds of Jeffersonia diphylla.
From F. C. WELLS of Steuben yille, Ohio:

One opossum.
From RICHMOND, Ohio:

One specimen of petrified wood (Locust).
From LOUISIANA:

One specimen of petrified wood. From Mr. FRANK BENTON:

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 18t, 1873, and ending November 30th, 1874.

DR. To balance on band...

$1,665 08 Rec'a from State Treas. on acc't of current expenses.

-$13,000 00 interest..

14,076 00 new greenbouse.

5,000 00 new buildings...

18,000 00 Rec'd from State Treas, on acc't of improvement of buildings and grounds...

1,964 00 Rec'd from State Treas. on acc't of library and chemical apparatus 720 00 Farm Department-receipts..

* 2,856 91 Horticultural Department-receipts.

410 84 Library-receipts...

63 36 Apiary-receipts..

41 90 Boarding Hall-receipts..

220 94 Chemical Laboratory-receipts from students..

543 34 board of men employed on greenbouse..

303 79 J. D. Smith, interest on swamp land..

10 13 M. Miles, from J. Schneeberger, for land purchased.. 70 00 overcharge on freight.

8 00 Students—board, room rent, etc..

7,425 91 Rec'd on account of indebtedness of 1873..

1,403 27

66,118 39

$67,783 47

CR.

By cash paid E. Longyear.

65,749 99 SUMMARY OF TREASURER'S ACCOUNT.

Balance on hand....

$2,033 48

* In the report of the Superintendent of the Farm Department, it will be seen that the receipts of that department amonpted to $3,806 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 ibe ensuing year.

+ The actual receipts of the Horticultural Department amounted to $689 64. A warrant for the difference, $278 S1, 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.

1873.

Dr.
Dec. 1.-To balance from old account..
1874.
Nov. 30,-To cash of Slate Treasurer and Secretary, sundry times..

$227 28

65,749 99

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

Salaries of officers..
Offices of President and Secretary.
Expenses of State Board of Agriculture.
Farm department..
Horticultural department.
Farm house..
Chemical department.
Boarding hall..
Vacation account.
New buildings...
New greenhouse.
Improvement of buildings and grounds.
Indebtedness.
Apiary
Library

$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

$59,542 23

GENERAL EXPENSES.

Advertising ----
Sunday services...
Gardener's expenses, etc.-
Extra instruction..
Stationery, etc. ---
Advances refunded.
Insurance...
Photographs of College.
Stamps, box rent, etc...
Boxes for reports..

$303 40
125 00

18 80
131 00
108 77
560 40
323 00
20 00
16 20
41 19

Diplomas
Sundries...
Farm department..
Horticuliural department.
Museum
Library

$90 00

26 74 123 03 18 18 65 30 142 70

$2,113 71

Total.....

$61,655 94

NOTR.-Warrants Nos. 2070, 2075, 2091, amounting to $1,619 47, and which are included in the Secretary's summary of warrant account for 1873, 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 pay. ment at the close of the year.

SUMMARY OF INVENTORY.

Agricultural College, Dec. 1, 1874.

Farm-676 acres @ $70 00.....

$47,320 00 Buildings_College Hall, $15,000; Chemical Laboratory, $12,000 $27,000 00

New Boarding Hall, $45,000; Old Boarding Hall,
$15,000.

60,000 00
Farm-house, $3,500 ; 4 brick cottages, $12,000. 15,500 00
Herdsman's house, $600; barn at dwelling house, $300 900 00
Cattle barn and shed, $3,200 ; sheep barn, $2,500 ;
borse barn, $3,000.

8,700 00
Piggery, $2,000; brick workshop, $600; garden barn,
$600.

3,200 00
Blacksmith shop, tool house, experiment feeding-house 400 00
Windmill and water supply...

500 00
New greenhouse, $8,000; 3 new dwelling houses,
$18,000...

26,000 00
Bee-house..

250 00

142,450 00 Farm Department-Cattle, $9,025; sheep, $735; swine, $399.... $10,159 00 Team horses, etc...

700 00 Farm machinery and tools..

2,481 95 Produce, feed, etc. --

4,049 15

17,390 10 Horticultural Department—Greenhouse plants, $2,183 55; pots, $45; furni.

ture, $68 20; produce and feed, $697 50; teams,
$280 90; tools, $808 20.-

4,083 35 Chemical Laboratory-Chemicals and apparatus.

4,050 00 Library-Books and periodicals..

6,842 69 Museum-Including Geology, Entomology, and Zoology specimens, etc.

4,000 00 Boarding Hall-Furniture, provisions, etc..

3,360 65 Farm House...

665 98 Furniture and fixtures in College Hall, $975 10; mathematical instruments, $200...

1,175 10 Apiary-Including, bees, lives, tools, etc..

70 00 Total....

$231,407 87

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