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Free Beds At The Hospital

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The meeting of the board of regents was unusually jolly this morning. The University hospitul (allopathic) were allowed to have two tree beds for the poor and indigent of the city of Ann Arbor. Several degrees were allowed. A bond was ordered in the Bates state. The committee on buildings and grounds were ordered to make a further contract to have the campus well put down 500 to 1,000 feet. Regents Farr, Kiefer, Fletcher, Lawton, Dean, Crocker and Cook answered ■gtheir names. waj,egent Lawton said h s attention '1 been called to the donation of the th&em jiole to the museum. In the thi.e of thanks for the donation, the Mi.tain of the vessel who furnished wca transportation had been overdeed. The captains name was inju ded iu the vote of thanks. leA cominunication of Prof., Denimon les? read stating that Abbie Hiscock of ;tlett, of Chicago, '85 Ut., had presujted the university with au orginal wi'ression of Williatu Blake's rare colraving of Cbaucers Cantaberry aiÍSs Tales, which had come into the itlon market recenily. 'It had ben q; painted by Blake as aThresco and cola8 afterwardsengravtd aud painted holiii iu 1810. The copy was tecured lofan expense of twelve pouuds. It sais buiig ik room 10 in Tappan hall iu tn(reiory of Abbie Hiscock Bar;lett's Prest in hei" work in English litera a;. On motion of Regent Lawton a ls j of thanks was giveu. tjjgn recommendation oL Prof.Charles ' Green, deau of the Engineering afepartmeut, James Clivis Armstrong, C. E. '96, and Clarence Thomas Johnson, C. E. '95, were granted the degreé of B. S. Kegent Lawton discussed the museum and the position of Curator Sargeant. He tliouuht they i-hould ascertaiu if he was giving his full time to the uoiversity or only half time. He thought the latter was the unders anding. Also that a definite underatanding should be had as te the Curator doiug business on his own hook in securing specinifnp. He knew of 'valuable donations being made to the state geological survey ander the iuipression the gifts were to the state, and theu later tlie gifts turned up as personal property. This matter recievedsomediscnssion from the regents and ït was tated there were two taurarou on exhibition toelODifing to Mr. Sargeut. Regent Farr asked if Aguinaldo could not be eecured and placed along with tho water buffaloot the PhilippiDelslands. Arthur G. Paull aud S. E. Simswere granted the degree of dental surgry. Regent Kieter read a petitkra of the faculty of the medical depariment asking for two beds to be given to the indi gent poor of Ann Arbor who were ickor injured. The reasons given was thiy this means thore would be given an opportunity to bring very interestniff cases before the class and; because two freo beds having been granted to the homeopathie hospita!, it would retnovo any question of discrimination. Regent Fletcher , asked : ' ' Why this sudden philantrophy. " He said he -was taken by surprise. If the patients were indigent he thought it was not necessary to give them a hoice. It seemed so stidden. He asked if there was any special reason. Regent Keifer said it had heen the understanding from the beginning that the hospital should have two free Jjgds. (Laughter by sundry regents. ) ■On motiou of Regent Lawton, the H-o free beds were unanimously Hanted. ■ Regent Lawton ealled attention to He over-crowded eondition of Prof. Hreer's departmeut, and he was grantHl the temporary use of two rooms in ■ie basement of the pharmacy buildms- ■ On motion of Regent Farr, the H-esident and secretary were author■,ed to execute a bond in the sujm of ■ï0,000 to Mary A. Henners, of Sher■mrne, Mass.,to pay her $1,200 a year ■uring life. She is now 8(! years of Re. Regent Farr explained the matB;r. This was au annuity of the Bates estáte. He had heen under the impression so far that $40,000 would have to be set; aside to pay this amiuity, which would cost the univers4'.,, 800 a year in expense. TV"; arrógate had suggested that if Mrs. Hanners would be satisfled with a bond he would be, and the university might save this expense. Regent Farr understood trom correspondence that Mrs. Hanner would be satisfled. He had insisted that the attorneys give a specific bill for their charge of $5,000. They had received $2,500 so far, but it seemed exhorbitant, and the exeoutors would not allow the same. The hearing was adjourned to Jan. 26. Regent Fletoher brought up the campus well and the mineral water in it. He praised it very highly, as he knew its good qualities for rheumatism. The well had cost about $4,000 so far. He would like to see it go deeper than the 1,000 f eet where it now stopped. In justice to the contractors, they should decide the matter at once. In view of the general interest in the state they should go deeper. Regent Cook thought they should go deeper. Regent Dean feit they should make it an educational hole. Regent Lawton said the formation under the state was very peculiar and it should be tested. Regent Fletcher suggested the mineral water should be turned over to the homeopathie department. Regent Farr laughingly objected to this, as the water was too stront for them. Regent Dean said if this was done, they would have to bore another hole for the allopaths. On motion of Regent Fletcher, the buildings and grounds committee was authorized to make a contract with Masón Bros, to drill the campus well 500 to 1,000 feet deeper, at the option of the committee at the rate of $2 a foot. The vote stood : Ayes, Fletcher, Crocker, Dean, Cook, Lawton - 5 ; Nays, Farr, Kiefer - 2. The board then went into executive session to consider the finalices of the university and the science building.