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CHAPTER 680 provides for the purchase of a site for new buildings for the Oswego State Normal School.
CHAPTER 682 establishes a State School of Agriculture at St. Lawrence University.
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College Graduates, Life-past six months.Royal A. Avery, Amelia S. Barratt, Laura Jennie Beach, Frank Bond, Mabelle Clair Bond, Iva Irene Brown, Daniel Randles Campbell, Chas. Elwood Dull, Harvey L. Fassett, Myrtilla Luella Heaver, Candace Eveleen Hathaway, Ethelyn Luella Hull, Hannah Rose Marshall, Martha Elizabeth O'Brien, Wm. Belden Richmond, Grace Sitler, Alice Marilla Southworth, Sara Volinski, Mary Lyon Wright, Harriet Elizabeth Cutting, Helen B. Downes, Ida Frances Glen, Dewey Tanner Hawley, Claud Frederick Lester, Paul Rossiter Merriman, Daniel Blizard Mills, Dora Helen Moody, Wm. W. Pingrey, Harry Sylvester Simmons, Grace M. Waters, Lucy Caroline Wells, Margaret Sarah Whittaker, Bertha Frances Wilder, James Hawley Aiken, Ruey Ellen Brown, Adrian Henry Courtenay, Eva Mattocks Denison, Albert Henry Dewey, Adalyn June Ellis, Seymour Brownson Everts, David Gibbs, Ella Mae Ollis, Edward H. Rider, Everett K. Van Allen, Emily Carll Valentine, Emma Maria West, Howard Dare White, Irma Clarissa Wieand, Edna Alice Bliss, Lelia Frances Dustin, Lena Zerviah Newton, Addie Deett Bird Scott, Charles B. Smallwood, Ida Belle Tallcott, Elbert Cook
State Certificates Granted. The State Department of education announces the following list of successful candidates for State Life Certificates granted as a result of the August examinations, and also the applicants who have been granted college certificates, both life and limited, since May I, 1906:
State Life Certificates.-Della Champlin, Henrietta G. Herron, Bertha Brown Littell, Anna Helen Palmer, John Myndert Paris, Mary C. Pruyn, May Whitbeck, Kasson E. Beilby, John S. Childs, Jennie A. Frail, Ruby Adelaide Higbee, Orrin A. Kolb, Cora Denison, Greta Sackett, Mary J. Wingate, Elliott Baker, Caroline B. Hunter, Belle Freeman Miller, Edna A. Thurber, Anna E. Bell, Thomas Colby, Roland Dann, Mabel E. Esrey, Marguerite E. FitzGerald, Bessie Hoagland, Wm. Baxter Kelsey, Carolyn K. McMenamy, Charles Miller, Anna R. Rush, Alice Snyder, Kate Walton, Josephine Wiweke, Anna M. Leavenworth, Jessie A. Seeley, Gesine Louise Wendt, Volney John Ellis, Hanna A. Greenberg, Clara R. Maher, Freda C. Vickery, N. Berton Alter, Lillian Decker, Seymour Brownson Everts, A. B., Marietta Adelaide Hyde, Mary L. E. Fitzpatrick, Nella Sweeney, Glyndon D. Whelan, Mary Winifred Young, Chas. Ellis Bowman, K. Blanche Brady, Maude Henrietta Burke, Clair B. Burns, Mary Elliott, Mary G. Giblin, Sarah B. LaSalle.
College Graduates, Limited-for last six months.-Constance E. Adams, Winifred S. Allen, Helen L. Baker, Louis M. Collins, Albert S. Davis, Vera F. Douglas, Mortimer V. Drake, Alice O. Durland, Ruth Halstead, Ella L. Huestis, Maude McKinnon, Eugenie M. Moremus, May E. Peabody, John C. Robertshaw, Obadiah M. Ruland, Bessie J. Scott, Isaac T. Stafford, Lulu E. Tupper, Martha Voorhees, Madeline A. White, Gladys Allen, Angeline M. Barney, Eleanor H. Bartlett, Alice D. Chapman, Walter F. Downey, Charles F. Gunther, Madeline R. Harmon, Lewis T. Hunt, Edna G. Long, Bessie A. Morley, Rena Rockwell, Stephen C. Rosebush, Mary E. Watkins, Clara S. Apgar, Wayne G. Benedict, Vila L. Breene, Leroy E. Davidson, Edith M. Edwards, Marion W. Elliott, Bessie B. Freets, Martha C. Gundlach, Irene E. Henry, Ellen G. Holden, Iva May Holmes, Edith T. Jones, Frank McMillan, Edward Guy Nellis, Inez E. Olds, Theresa E. Schindler, Louie M. Skinner, Eldridge Smith, Albert J. Snearline, C. Clayton Sumner, Clarence E. Barter, Margaret D. Bridges, Clara F. Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Spring, Mabel L.
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The State Civil Service Commission will hold examinations December 15, 1906, for the following positions: Appraiser of Forest Lands, $600 to $1080 and expenses; Architectural Draughtsman, $15 to $25 a week; Assistant Civil Engineer, $5 to $6 a day; Bridge Designer, $1500 to $1800; Bridge Draughtsman, $1200 to $1500; Chemist, Department of Agriculture, $1200; Civil Engineering Draughtsman, $4 to $5 a day; Fireman, Onondaga County Service, $2 a day; Law Library Assistant, State Library, $600 to $720 ; Librarian, Department of Labor, $900; Superintendent of Industries, State Prisons, $1500; Tracer, $40 to $75 a month.
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