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State soils laboratory. SECTION 392em-8a. 1. The regents of the state university shall establish a stato soils laboratory in connection with the college of agriculture.

2. So far as possible the state soils laboratory shall make use of the rooms, apparatus and supplies of the department of soils of the college of agriculture and of the services of the instructional, laboratory and field staff of the department. When necessary to the proper carrying out of the provisions of this section, to secure the use of accommodations, apparatus and supplies other than those available in the department of soils or to secure the services of university or other state employes not employed in the department of soils, the regents shall cause to be made such arrangements as may be necessary to provide the accommodations, apparatus, supplies or services required.

3. It shall be the purpose and the duty of the state soils laboratory to make field examinations and laboratory analyses of the soil of any land in this state and to certify to the results of such examinations and analyses upon the request of the owner or the occupant of the land and the payment by him of the fee or fees hereinafter prescribed.

4. For services rendered under this section the state soils laboratory shall charge the person requesting such services a fee which shall be calculated as follows:

(1) For the field examination and the chemical analysis of the soil of any tract of land not exceeding one hundred sixty acres in area, when requested by one person, five dollars.

(2) When the tract of land exceeds one hundred and sixty acres, for each additional one hundred and sixty acres or part thereof, or for each additional field examination or for each additional field examination and chemical analysis of the soil, when requested by one person, three dollars.

(3) Whenever five or more residents in any organized town shall request such field examination or chemical analysis, or both, of land owned by such persons in such town, the charge to each such person, for the service stated in subdivision (1) of this subsection, sh all be three dollars and for the service stated in subdivision (2) of this subsection shall be two dollars; and the soils laboratory shall, upon the request of such persons for whom such examinations and analyses are made, and without additional charge, send a representative to such community, who shall give a full and complete explanation of such examination and analysis, the purposes for which such soils may be used and the manner in which such lands may be improved.

5. The state soils laboratory shall make an annual report of its work to the dean of the college of agriculture, and the dean of the college of agriculture shall include these reports verbatim or in summarized form in his biennial report to the regents of the university in such manner as to show:

(1) The number of requests made for the services of the laboratory;
(2) The number of requests complied with;
(3) The fees received by the laboratory;
(4) The expense of conducting the laboratory; and

(5) Such other facts as may be necessary in judging of the value of the work done by the laboratory. [1913 c. 646]

SECTION 392em9. [Repealed by 1913 c. 758 s. 5]

Hog cholera serums. SECTION 392em—10. 1. The regents of the University of Wisconsin shall cause to be prepared by the agriculture college and the department of veterinary science thereof, serums or vaccines which will produce immunity in hogs against the disease known as cholera, and for such purposes shall cause the agricultural college to obtain such additional assistance and install such additional equipment, materials, appliances and apparatus as may be necessary.

2. The regents shall, through the agricultural college, furnish to any bona fide resident of this state, who is engaged in the raising of hogs, and who makes request therefor, such serums and vaccines as may be necessary to immunize his hogs against cholera, and shall charge and collect therefor at the rate of one cent per cubic centimeter; provided that no serums or vaccines shall be furnished to any person at such price unless such person shall have first produced sufficient evidence that the disease known as hog cholera exists among the hogs belonging to such person, or among the hogs in his immediate neighborhood, and, in the latter case, evidence shall be furnished to show that there is danger of the disease being communicated to the hogs of such person. Such serums or vaccines may also, upon request, be furnished to any bona fide resident of this state who is engaged in the raising of hogs, and for the use of such person, when the conditions above mentioned do not exist, but the price therefor shall be the actual cost of the production of such serums or vaccines. Moneys received under this section shall be used to carry out the provisions of this section.

3. It is further provided that hog cholera virus (disease-producing blood) which is used in certain methods of vaccination shall not be administered by any person or persons

except a legally qualified veterinarian and shall be used only in herds where the disease has recently occurred or in adjacent herds. Provision is hereby made for the use of virus in other cases only upon the previous written approval of the state veterinarian. Furthermore every person in control of premises on which hogs have died from cholera are required promptly to burn the carcasses with fire or bury and cover the same with lime or a large quantity of ashes. Any person violating any of the provisions of this subsection shall be punished as provided in subsection 4 of this section.

4. Any person who shall sell, give away, maliciously waste or otherwise misuse or misapply any serums or vaccines furnished to him under the provisions of this section, and any person who shall wilfully misrepresent himself or who shall in any wise misrepresent or falsify for the purpose of obtaining any serums or vaccines from the agricultural college under this section, or any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than ten nor more than ninety days, or by both such tine and imprisonment. [1913 c. 370; 1915 c. 305]

Pharmaceutical experiment station. SECTION 392em–12. The board of regents of the state university are authorized and directed to establish, equip and maintain in the department of pharmacy of the state university a pharmaceutical experiment station. The duties of the said station shall be:

(1) To co-operate with the bureau of plant industry of the department of agriculture in the maintenance of the northern station for the cultivation of medicinal plants and to disseminate such information as may lead to the proper cultivation of medicinal plants and the production of high grade vegetable drugs in this state; and

(2) To serve the public at large by co-operation with both pharmacists and physicians in securing for the sick the best medicines that pharmaceutical science and art can provide, and further by co-operation with the state board of pharmacy, the state board of health, and the dairy and food commission to bring about these results. [1913 c. 404]

SECTION 392f. [Repealed by 1913 c. 758 s. 5]

Contagious abortion experiments. SECTION 3924–5. There is appropriated to the regents of the university out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars, said sum to be expended by said board through the agricultural college in experimenting with the disease amongst animals known as "contagious abortion,” with a view of finding a cure therefor and thereby eradicating such disease. [1913 c. 76]

SECTIONS 3929 to 392j, inclusive. [Repealed by 1913 c. 758 s. 5]

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Constitution of survey. SECTION 392j-1. There is hereby constituted a géological and natural history survey of the state of Wisconsin. [1897 c. 297 s. 1; 1911 c. 663 S. 13]

Purposes. SECTION 392)—2. This survey shall have for its object:

(1) The completion of the geological survey of the state, and especially the examination of the rocks, with reference to the occurrence of iron ores, building stones, and other valuable mineral products, and in reference to their value as material for road construction.

(2) A study of the soils of the state.

(3) A study of the plants of the state, and especially of the forests, with reference to their cultivation and preservation.

(4) A study of the animal life of the state, and especially the occurrence, distribution and production of fish in the lakes and streams of the state, and a study of foods and enemies of fish.

(5) The preparation of an account of the physical geography and natural history of the state, in such form as to serve as manuals for the public schools, and of special reports on subjects of economic importance, in such form as to be of direct service to the people.

(6) The completion of the topographic map of the state begun by the United States geological survey; but no money shall be expended for topography unless an equivalent amount be expended for this purpose in the state by the United States government. [1897 c. 297 s. 2; 1911 c. 663 s. 13]

Board of commissioners created; organization; functions. SECTION 3923–3. This survey shall be governed by a board of commissioners, consisting of the governor of the state, the state superintendent of public instruction, the president of the state university, the president of the commissioners of fisheries, and the president of the Wisconsin academy of sciences, arts and letters. The commissioners shall meet within thirty days

after the passage of this act, and organize as a commission and adopt by-laws for their government, not inconsistent with law, and shall meet at such times and places as they may prescribe. A majority shall be a quorum. They shall choose from their number, à president, secretary, and such other officers as their by-laws may prescribe. The commissioners shall have general charge of the survey, and shall appoint a superintendent of the survey, and on his nomination, such assistants and employes as they may deem necessary and may remove them at pleasure. [1897 c. 297 s. 3; 1911 c. 663 s. 13; 1913 c. 772 s. 58]

Publication of reports; stationery and postage. SECTION 392j—4. It shall be the duty of the commissioners to prepare a report before the meeting of each legislature, showing the progress and condition of the survey, giving an account of money spent, together with such other information as may be deemed necessary and useful. The superintendent shall transmit to the commissioners, from time to time, special reports, with necessary illustrations and maps, as these are completed. If approved by the commissioners they shall be transmitted to the commissioners of public printing, who are authorized to have the reports published in a suitable manner, as independent reports, as bulletins of the state university, or in the transactions of the Wisconsin academy of sciences, arts and letters, as the commissioners of the survey deem best. If published as independent reports, it shall be the duty of the commissioners of public printing to decide as to the number of copies in the edition of each particular report. Five copies of each report shall be delivered to each of the state officers, and to each member of the legislature. The number of copies provided by law for other public documents shall be furnished to the state historical society, the library of the state university and other state institutions. The remainder of the independent reports shall be distributed, used in exchange, or sold by the commissioners of the survey, as the interest of the state and of science demands. All moneys obtained by the sale of reports shall revert to the state treasury, as a part of the general fund. Volumes obtained in exchange for reports shall be added to the library of the Wisconsin academy of sciences, arts and letters. The superintendent of public property shall furnish, upon the requisition of the president of the commissioners of the survey, sucli stationery and postage stamps as may be necessary for the use of the commissioners and the superintendent of the survey in official business. [1897 c. 297 s. 4; 1911 c. 663 8. 13]

Dissemination of material collected. SECTION 392j-5. After material collected shall have served the purposes of the survey, it shall be distributed to the state university, the colleges of the state, the state normal schools, and the free high schools of the state, under the approval of the commissioners of the survey, in such a manner as to be of the greatest advantage to education in the state. [1897 c. 297 s. 5; 1911 c. 663 s. 13]

SECTION 392k. [Repealed by 1913 c. 772 s. 59]

Soil survey and map. SECTION 392k-1. The geological and natural history survey of the state of Wisconsin is directed to cause a soil survey and a soil map of the state to be made for the purpose of ascertaining the character and fertility of the developed and undeveloped soils of the state, the extent and practicability of drainage of the swamp and wet lands of the state, and the means for properly conserving and increasing the fertility of the soil of the state, such work to be carried on in co-operation with the college of agriculture of the University of Wisconsin. [1909 c. 403; 1911 c. 627]

Investigation of geological resources; topographic map; survey of lead and zinc region and water powers; report; appropriation. SECTION 3921. 1. The geological and natural history survey is directed to investigate the geological resources of the state with regard to quantity, quality and present and future economic value, paying particular attention first to iron ore, fluxing limestones, and road materials.

2. Said geological and natural history survey is further directed to carry on as rapidly as practicable the topographic mapping of the state. This work may be done in co-operation with national, state or private organizations, according to arrangements deemed advantageous to the state.

3. Said geological and natural history survey is further directed to extend the survey of the lead and zinc region beginning with districts which are at present of greatest economic importance.

4. Said geological and natural history survey is further directed to continue the survey of the water powers of the state. This last survey may be made in conjunction with the United States geological survey.

5. Upon completion of the work named, full reports shall be made to the governor for the use of the legislature. [1907 c. 641; 1907 c. 676 s. 23; 1909 c. 458; 1911 c. 627; 1913 c. 772 s. 59]

Survey of mineral lands, mines and water powers. SECTION 3921–1. 1. The geological and natural history survey is directed to examine the lands of the northern part of the state and classify them in accordance with their mineral content and geological and

other evidences of the presence of mineral. The classification shall be made in a manner to be agreed upon by the state tax commission and said survey, and as rapidly as the classification of each separate township is completed, the detailed report of such township shall be furnished to the tax commission.

2. The said geological and natural history survey is authorized to enter upon any and all lands for the purpose of making a geological examination thereof by persons competent to make such examination, and to require the owner or lessor of such lands to open to their inspection for the purposes of this act all records relating to the presence of minerals and furnish for inspection copies of such maps or plats as may be in his possession.

3. Said geological and natural history survey is directed to examine the mines and explored mineral lands of the state by persons competent to make such examinations and make an accurate determination of the amount of ore therein, the expense of mining, the probable life of the mine, and such other factors as may be necessary, in the judgment of the state tax commission and the geological and natural history survey, for a proper valuation thereof. For the purpose of this investigation all books, inventories, waybills, maps, plats, correspondence, and memoranda relating to or used in the transaction of the business of any person, copartnership or corporation owning or operating any such mine or exploi mineral land, shall on demand by the geological and natural history survey, or its authorized representative, be open to its or his inspection or examination. Any such person, copartnership or corporation owning or operating any 'mine or explored mineral lands shall furnish for inspection to the geological and natural history survey, upon request, copies of all maps and plats that relate to the workings of his or its mine or mines and to his or its explored mineral lands.

4. Said geological and natural history survey is further directed to investigate the water powers of the state by carefully gauging the flow of the streams, by making surveys of the profiles of the streams, by a study of the effect of the drainage of lands upon the flow of streams, and by such other investigations as may prove necessary and expedient.

5. Any officer, agent, clerk or employe of said survey or said tax commission who shall divulge or make known to any person except the officers of said survey or said tax commission, in any manner, directly or indirectly, any information whatsoever given to him in the discharge of his duties under subsections 2 and 3 of this section, which information shall have been given him with the request that it be not divulged, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than six months, or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than two years in the discretion of the court; provided, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the use for assessment purposes of any information obtained under the provisions of this act. [1913 c. 672]


Wisconsin mining school. SECTION 392m. A school shall be established in the city of Platteville, to be called the Wisconsin mining school, for the purpose and under the regulations contained in sections 392n to 392y, inclusive. [1907 c. 573; 1915 c. 560]

Mining school board. SECTION 392n. The said school shall be under the control and management of a board of three members to be known as the Wisconsin mining school board, one of whom shall be the superintendent of public instruction, and two shall reside in the southwestern part of the state in what is known as the lead district, who shall be appointed by the governor of the state, one for a term of two and one for a term of four years, beginning with the first day of July, 1907, and thereafter for terms of four years, who shall serve without compensation. Vacancies on the board shall be filled for the unexpired term. [1907. c. 573]

Board meetings; quorum; officers; disbursements. SECTION 3920. The board shall hold its first meeting in the city of Platteville on the fifteenth day of July, 1907. Meetings may be called subsequently by two of said members in such manner as they may direct, and all meetings may be adjourned at the pleasure of the board. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for business. The superintendent of public instruction shall be president of such board. At the first meeting of said board or as soon as may be, said board shall appoint some suitable person secretary to hold his office during the pleasure of the board and shall fix times for regular meetings of the board. The state treasurer shall be the treasurer of the board. No money shall be paid out, nor any contract be made, or any act done, involving the payment of money or the disposal of property, except in pursuance of a vote of the board. [1907 c. 573]

Buildings, equipment and faculty. SECTION 392p. As soon as the means in its hands: will permit without incurring indebtedness, said board shall proceed to obtain a suitable location, and lease, purchase or erect such buildings, and procure such furniture, appa


ratus, library and implements as may be necessary for the successful operation of said school, and appoint principal and such other teachers and assistants as the board may deem expedient, with salaries to be paid from time to time as it may agree and to regulate their duties, but no agreement shall be valid whereby such board shall be prevented from discharging any one in its employ upon two months' previous notice. [1907 c. 573]

Study course, dean of engineering to approve; incidental fees and tuition. SECTION 392q. The course of instruction shall be two years in length and shall embrace geology, mineralogy, chemistry, assaying, mining and mining surveying and such other branches of practical and theoretical knowledge as will, in the opinion of the board, conduce to the end of enabling students of said school to obtain a knowledge of the science, art and practice of mining and the application of machinery thereto. The dean of the college of engineering of the University of Wisconsin shall be consulted concerning the course of study, and the same and all modifications thereof shall be approved by him. No student who shall have been a resident of the state for one year next preceding his admission shall be required to pay his fees or other charges for tuition or other purposes in said school, except for the cost price of materials actually consumed by such student in pursuit of any studies. The board may prescribe rates for tuition for any student who shall not have been a resident as aforesaid, which shall not be less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars per year. [1907 c. 573]

Study course; school government. SECTION 392r. The course of study, the terms and the hours of instruction shall be regulated by the board, who shall also have power to make all such rules and regulations concerning the admission, control and discipline of students and other matters, as may be deemed necessary for the good government of the institution, and convenience and transaction of its business, and also to grant diplomas upon the completion of the prescribed course. [1907 c. 573]

Debt and property transactions. SECTION 392s. No debt shall be contracted beyond or apart from the actual means at the disposal of the institution. The board may dispose of or lease any property donated to the state for the purposes of said school. The board shall not enter upon the business of mining, or pursue the same, except so far as it may be deemed necessary in the course of instruction, nor shall they purchase any lands beyond what are required for the reasonable accommodation of the school. The board shall not sell, mortgage or otherwise dispose of any real estate purchased by them or donated by the state without the express authority of the legislature. [1907 c. 573]

Mineral collection; annual report. SECTION 392t. It shall be the duty of the board to provide for obtaining a complete collection of the minerals of the lead region of Wisconsin and classifying the same. The board shall on the thirtieth day of June of each even-numbered year make a report of its proceedings to the governor, and shall transmit therewith a general report showing their receipts and expenditures during the period for which the report is made, as well as the general affairs of said school. [1907 c. 573; 1913 c. 758 s. 10]

SECTION 392u. [Repealed by 1913 c. 758 s. 9]
SECTION 392v. [Repealed by 1911 c. 663 s. 15]

County aid. SECTION 1392w. The county board of any county is hereby authorized to appropriate money for the equipment and maintenance of the Wisconsin mining school. The county boards of two or more counties may appropriate money for the equipment and maintenance of said school. When two or more counties unite in equipping and maintaining said school, the Wisconsin mining school board shall apportion the amount to be raised by taxation among the counties in proportion to the assessed valuation of each county as last fixed by the state board of assessment, and shall report to the county clerk of each county the apportionment so made, on or before the first Monday of November in each year. The amount so apportioned to each county shall be levied in the county tax for the ensuing year for the support of such school. Any such appropriation may be made by any such county at any regular annual meeting of the county board after the passage and publication of this act, which appropriation shall be available on and after the thirtieth day of June, 1911, and annually thereafter as provided in this section. [1909 c. 362; 1915 c. 560]

SECTION 392x. [Repealed by 1915 c. 560 s. 2]

City aid; reimbursement; limit; certificates; payment. SECTION 392y. Any city wherein a mining school is located may appropriate annually for equipping and maintaining said school or may appropriate annually for the purpose of reimbursing any county or counties which have appropriated money for the equipment and maintenance of such school a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars in any one year. In case no county board shall appropriate any money as provided in section 392w, then any city within which

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