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Image 59 of Annual Register of the State College of Kentucky, Volume 3 (1885-1886)

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ei · APPENDIX. 59 tc . l V The Legislature of 1879-80 also sent a committee to Lexington to ascertain and ` ’ report the probable expenditure necessary for the etfective operation of` an Institution such as by charter they had c1·eated. It was confessed on all hands that the income ` t`rom the proceeds of the land scrip was entirely inadequate for this purpose. ' ` The committee unanimously recommended the further endowment of the College by means of a tax of one-half of one cent on each one hundred dollars of` taxable I V property in the Commonwealth. This recommendation was embodied in a bill which i§!* passed both branches of the Legislature and received the signature of` the Governor. V l_'nder these provisions, with this prospective income, the College was re-organized. ,‘ During the collegiate session of 1880-81. the following departments were consti- tuted: Mathematics and Astronomy, Natural History, Civil History, Mental and Moral Philosophy, English Language and Literature, Latin and Greek Languages and Literature, French and German Languages and Literature, Chemistry and Phy- sics. Agricultural Chemistry, Practical Mechanics, a Normal School Department, a I t‘ommercial Department and a Preparatory Department, with a Principal and Assist- ' ant. Contracts for the College buildings were let within the proceeds ot` the city and county bonds, given f`or that purpose. As the buildings advanced in their construc- tion. it became painfully apparent that the estimates and contract prices would bc i largely exceeded, mainly on account of the failure of sonic of` the contracting parties, · l iy and the necessity of` reletting the contracts under circumstances disadvantageous and ‘ _' onerous in the extreme. Still the Board of` Trustees and thc Faculty were not dis- I eouraged. Q Our \‘llll>L\l'1`:lS¥lll(*IltS were happily known only to ourselves. and the Trustees be- lieved that an economic management ot` their resources would enable them to come out all right. The departments were well filled; the attendance had more than trebled m » comparison with that ot` the last years of` our connection with Kentucky Ivnivcrsity. ` Every point was strained to provide machinery for the Blechanical l>cpartment. clicinieal and philosophical apparatus, and to lay the fbundatious of museums and to provide such other material appliances as were indispensable to make instruction A etlbctivc, Nleanwhile a storm was brewing ot` which we had little dreamed. In October. d V lool. it became known that the synod of' Kentucky,controlling Centre College. had , l:d\'1}lllllt‘l',I went to Louisville to <'<)lli`\.‘l` with him in person. :,55 ··<-c " t