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Danville, Ky., June 15, 1885
Pursuant to the call of the Chairman, the Board of Trustees met in Danville one day in advance of the regular time of meeting, and was opened with prayer by the Chairman Dr. Humphrey.
Rev. Edward P. Humphrey, D.D.
Rev. Stephen Yerkes, D.D.
Rev. Thomas H. Cleland, D.D.
Rev. James P. Hendrick, D.D.
Rev. John Jones, D.D
Rev. Robert Christie, D.D. 2nd day
Rev. William C. Young, D.D. 2nd day
Rev. Heman H. Allen, D.D. 2nd day
George W. Welsh|
R. P. Gawles
William H. Kinnaird
Dr. John W. Scott
John B. Temple
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The following newly elected members were duly qualified before taking their seats, viz. Heman H. Allen, Robert Christie, William C. Young, S. Yerkes, James P. Hendrick, John B. Temple, and George Nicholas.
The minutes of the Board were then read and approved, both those adopted at the meeting in Danville in June last, and in Louisville October 17.
The following instructions given to Dr. McKee by the Financial Committee for his guidance in his agency work were then read, viz.
The Financial Committee of Centre College, under the authority of the Board of Trustees, conferred at a meeting of the Board held at Louisville October 17, 1884, appoints Rev. John L. McKee, D.D., an Agent to raise funds for Centre College upon the following conditions.
1. A copy of the resolutions adopted by the Board is hereunto appended, as a guide to the Committee & to Dr. McKee in his work.
2. This arrangement between the Committee and Dr. McKee is to continue up to the time of the regular meeting of the Board in June 1885, at which time it shall expire without further notice on the part of either the committee or of Dr. McKee.
3. For this service the Committee agrees to pay Dr. McKee the sum of $500 and his expenses while engaged in this work. He shall be paid out of any cash collections he may make, & if enough is not collected for this purpose the balance shall be paid out of the general fund of the College.
4. It is expected that Dr. McKee will continue his usual instructions in the College, and that his agency work will be suspended long enough to enable him to do this.
5. In making this arrangement with Dr. McKee the Committee does not feel authorized, nor does it
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intend or desire to change, alter, cancel, or amend in any way any preexisting engagements, contracts, obligations, or agreements of any kind whatsoever between Dr. McKee and the Board of Trustees of Centre College.
6. It is agreed that Dr. McKee shall have one month of his time to fulfill engagements that he may have already made.
Dr. McKee shall conduct his agency in such places and in such manner as he may deem best, under the general direction of the Committee.
(Signed) Ormond Beatty, Chairman
Dr. McKee then read his report on his evangelistic and agency work and, on motion, the report was recommitted to Dr. McKee, with directions
First. To specify distinctly the amount of the subscriptions recently taken by him and for what objects and;
Second. To complete the report and bring it down to the present date, and;
Thirdly. To state clearly what work was done under the previous arrangements with the Board, and what under the Special authority of the Committee appointed at the meeting of the Board in Louisville.
The following resolution was then adopted, viz.
Resolved, That Dr. John L. McKee be requested to report in writing to this Board at 9 o'clock a.m. tomorrow morning first, What amount he claims to be due him on Salary; second, The basis of the claim; third, How he proposes that any deficit he claims to exist in his salary is to be paid.
The Board then took recess until 8 o'clock p.m.
8 o'clock p.m. Board reassembled
The Financial Report for the year ending
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April 1, 1885, was read with the endorsement of the auditing committee, that they had examined the report and found it correct. The report was received and approved and the Secretary was directed to make the usual record of it (Book of Financial reports).
The Faculty report, and accompanying reports on Museum, Library, & Scientific Fund were read, received, and approved, and are as follows.
The Faculty of the Centre College of Kentucky would beg leave to submit the following report to the Board of Trustees and to the Synod of Kentucky. It shows the condition of the Institution for the year ending June 18th 1885.
The Faculty have been able to prosecute their work during the session with but little interruption; and that occurred from sickness in their families. Its condition remains as it was.
The total number of students this year has been 208, against 191 last session, an increase of 17. The Faculty feel justified in regarding them as an exceptionally fine body of young men, as evidenced by the character of their recitations and general good conduct. Discipline has been necessary only on two occasions, and which may be regarded as having their origin in the same offense.
The moral & religious character of the students is good, and several additions to churches in town and at the Junction may be reported. Of the Senior Class numbering 10, seven are members of some evangelical church. Two of the number under charge of the Board of Education have the ministry in view; and we regret to say that want of means may prevent the return of some who have the same end in view, and who are among the
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best of our students.
The management of the Home remains in the same hands, and has had a successful year. The building needs changing & repairing to some extent, and many of the rooms are so situated as to be very uncomfortable.
Has been under the charge of Mr. J. B. Walton, as during several years past.
The change made as an experiment last year in the introduction of a course of study leading to a B.S. degree appears to have worked very well, although a one-year trial is not enough to show its value as a vehicle in mental discipline.
During the year the series of lectures on Physiology and Hygiene, given last year by Dr. L. S. McMurtry were kindly repeated; and an additional series by Dr. A. W. Johnstone on the Special series were given. Dr. Martin has also occasionally addressed the students on religious topics. Inasmuch as these lectures were given free of charge, and at some inconvenience to the gentlemen, it is suggested that a special note of thanks from the Board might prove gratifying.
The Faculty would recommend that the degree of A.B. be conferred on members of the Senior Class.
Harry Lee Briggs
Edward Samuel Farrand
Benjamin Henry Fields
Frank William Grossman
Murray Rodman Hubbard
Ernest Douglas Martin|
William Burgess Mathews
Nicholas McDowell, Jr.
James Allen Williams
Garvin Easton Wiseman
Also that the degree of A.M. in course be conferred upon Robert W. Knox, M.D., Dwight W. Marble and George A. Joplin.
Also that the honorary degree of A.M. be conferred on Robert G. Evans, for several years a student of high grade (except Greek) in Centre College, and afterwards in Johns Hopkins University.
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A copy of the annual catalogue of the College for 1884-5, and reports on Museum, Library and Scientific Fund are submitted herewith and made part of this report.
(Signed) Ormond Beatty
Library - Summary
Bound volumes received
From Hon. J. S. Williams, Public document
From Bureau of Education, Public document
From Astronomical Ob., Public document
War of the Rebellion Hon. J. B.
From Dept. of Interior, Public document
From Naval Dept., Public document
FromTreasury Dept., Public document
From J. W. Leeds Theater
Bought Encyclopedia Britannica
Bought Other works
From Bureau of Ethnology
Total volumes added
Total Bound Volumes
Unbound pamphlets received during the year
Resptly submitted, (Signed) John C. Fales, Librarian
Entries at the beginning of the year
Entries Minerals 3 Specimens 3
Entries Zoological 109 Specimens 387
Entries Geological 3 Specimens 3
Entries Archaeological 3 Specimens 3
Total 118 Specimens 396
Of the above, 385 Specimens included in the 109 entries of zoological section were obtained by exchanging material with Prof. J. M. Tyler of Amherst. The rest were donated.
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June 19 Cash balance in hand
July & January 1885 Appropriation (part)
From Scott Memorial Fund
Apparatus - Queen's bills & Transportation
Apparatus - Ritchie
Lumber - fitting Laboratory
Work in Laboratory, etc.
Balance due June 18, 1885
(Signed) John C. Fales
The following paper ratifying what Dr. John W. Scott had done in receiving and receipting for dividends of the Lexington & Georgetown Turnpike stock, and appointing him agent for similar service in the future was adopted, viz.
Resolved, That Dr. John W. Scott be and is hereby appointed Agent of this Board to collect the dividends on stock of Lexington and Georgetown Turnpike Road Company belonging to the Centre College of Kentucky from time to time, as they are declared, and that his action heretofore in collecting the dividends on said stock and receipting for same be and is hereby confirmed, and that this action be certified to said company.
The Financial Committee reported that they had made a sale of three acres of ground lying on the Harrodsburg Turnpike, known as the Fox lot, for $200 an acre subject to the ratification of the Board. The Board confirmed the act of the Committee and authorized and directed the Chairman of the Board to make the proper conveyance of the title upon the completion
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of the transaction.
The following degrees were conferred by the Board (All are recorded here though conferred at different sittings of the Board.)
The degree of A.B. upon the graduating class 10 in number.
The degree of A.M. in course upon Dr. Robert W. Knox, Class of 1880; George A. Joplin, Class of 1880; Dwight N. Marble, Class of 1882.
The degree of A.M. honorary, upon Robert G. Evans; W. B. Shirrell, President of Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn.; Gelon Hamm, Port Gibson, Miss.
The degree of D.D. upon Rev. A. C. Smith of Galena, Ill.; Rev. Robert McKenzie, San Francisco; Rev. John Kerr Campbell, Stirling, Scotland; Rev. George W. F. Birch, New York.
The degree of L.L.D. upon Henry D. Gregory, Vice President, Girard College, Philadelphia.
The Secretary was directed to convey the earnest and sincere thanks of the Board to Drs. McMurtry & Johnstone and Martin for their lectures and instructions to the classes during the past year, and to Edward W. C. Humphrey, Esq., for his faithful & accurate management of the College bonds, etc., of which he is the custodian, and the interest & dividends on which he has collected and promptly transmitted to the Treasury.
Messers Robert P. Jacobs & George W. Welsh were appointed a committee to inquire in relation to certain monies belonging to the estate of
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the late David Williams, and to take such steps as may be necessary to protect the interests of Centre College in the matter; and to report to the Board.
Messrs. John B. Temple & Robert P. Jacobs were appointed a committee to report to the next meeting of the Board in regard to the Theological Fund, now held by the Trustees of Centre College.
The Board then adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock a.m. Closed with prayer by Dr. Hendricks.
Tuesday, June 16, 1885 - Board reassembled
The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. Rev. Robert Christie appeared and after having taken the oath of office took his seat as a member. A letter from James Barbour and also from Hon. Tyler T. Alexander giving reasons for nonattendance were read and the secretary was directed to make note of them.
The business of the hour was then taken up which was to hear a report from Dr. John L. McKee, which was discussed at some length both by members of the Board and by Dr. McKee, and pending discussion the Board took recess to 3 o'clock p.m.
3 o'clock p.m. Board reassembled
After some further discussion of Dr. McKee's report, on motion, the whole matter concerning the proportion of Dr. John L. McKee in reference to his agency work and salary was referred to a committee of three. The Chairman appointed as this committee Messrs. Ernst, Temple and Hendricks.
Dr. McKee presented his reports on his evangelistic and agency work which were accepted and are as follows:
Report of my Evangelistic & Agency work
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from April 1st 1884 to November 16, 1884.
As stated supply, I preached at Harrodsburg three times a week, except the Sundays I was absent on Evangelistic work at other points as follows: Cynthiana 27 times, Hustonville 18 times, Perryville 23 times, Olivet Church 1 time, and Central Church 1 time -- total 71 times.
Income from these sources:
|Less board, travelling expenses, and sum paid for supplying my pulpit in my absence||$180.67|
During this period I performed my usual work of instruction in College.
submitted (signed) John L. McKee
Report of my Evangelistic and Agency work under an agreement with the committee of this Board, commencing November 16, 1884, and ending June 15, 1885.
I visited in November and December soliciting money and students, the following places with the annexed results:
Perryville from W. H. Mitchell, cash, $400
Perryville from Mrs. E. I. Turpin, 500
The subscriptions of Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. Turpin were given to pay the salary of Vice-President. At Perryville Mr. J. M. Crawford subscribed $80 for improving the College Home. He gave four notes $20 each. Bethel Union Church from H. B. Dean, Cash $500 to be used in paying the V.P. salary. From Lebanon Church G. P. Newbolt $5.00, A. Cauley $1.25 both to pay Vice-President's salary. From Mrs. Laura D. Ray one note for $2,500.00 payable in five years, executed December 2, 1884, "For payment the salary of the Vice President as it may be needed." From A. G. Grundy one note for $1,000, "For the endowment
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of the Vice President's Chair in Centre College. Should the above sum, or any part thereof remain unpaid at the expiration of five years, then interest to be paid thereon, at the rate of six percent per annum until paid."
|Total amount subscribed November & December||$4,491.25|
|Less traveling expenses||$8.95|
During this time I preached as stated supply at Harrodsburg four months and a half, three times a week, except the Sabbaths I was absent on Evangelistic preaching, for which I received $450, less board, traveling expenses, and sum paid for supplying my pulpit during my absence $51.88, leaving a net income of $398.12. During this time, I preached at Lafayette Park Church, St. Louis, thirty eight sermons, receiving for the same as free will offerings $200 less traveling expenses of $35.10 - $164.90 - which added to the $398.12 above makes a total of $563.02.
Respectfully submitted, (Signed) John L. McKee
Under the contract with the committee of this Board, I made a canvass of the following places with the annexed results - commencing first of April 1885.
|Harrodsburg, for College Home, cash||$38.00|
|Lexington, Miss Lucy M. Scott, one note executed April 16, 1885, with interest until paid||$300.00|
|Dr. Henry M. Skillman, one note executed April 16, 1885, with interest||$500.00|
|The whole subscription of one thousand, at Lexington is for the improvement of the College Home|
|Frankfort, R. K. McClure, one note||$150.00|
|Frankfort, Mrs. M. M. Barret, one note||$500.00|
The Frankfort subscriptions of six hundred
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and fifty eight dollars is for the improvement of the College Home, except the note of Mrs. Barrett which is for the payment of the salary of the Vice President.
|Cloverport - for the improvement of the College Home, Cash||$3.00|
|Owensboro - Preached as Evangelist 26 sermons - Free will offerings||$25.00|
|Henderson - Mrs. Susan M. Taylor for Vice President's salary||$10.00|
|Hopkinsville - Cash, College Home||$25.00|
|Bowling Green - T. C. Garrison, one note||$250.00|
|Bowling Green - William Turner, one note||$150.00|
|Bowling Green - Z. T. Williams||$100.00|
|Bowling Green - Cash||$18.00|
|The whole Bowling Green subscription for the College Home|
|Less traveling expenses||$51.10|
|Since the first of April the amount subscribed for V. P. salary||$535.00|
|Leaving for College Home, $7,015 in June||$1,860.90|
In the canvass of 1873 two hundred and sixty persons contributed all that was given, except a few small cash donations. In this canvass an earnest effort has been made to get at least $1.00 from all the poorer members of the Synod, and from others in proportion to their ability to facilitate this effort. With the consent of the Faculty I have asked a number of churches severally to contribute $75.00 each to furnish a room in the College Home and to give $10.00 annually thereafter to keep up the room, granting to the churches so contributing the privilege of nominating the students who shall occupy the rooms, reserving however to the Faculty the right of selecting from the nominees
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the persons who shall occupy the rooms, or that candidates for the ministry may have the preference above all others; those who take the regular course over irregulars, and those who remain a longer time over those who expect to remain a shorter time. I doubt not, in this way all the rooms may be furnished. The Board can now safely let out the contract for the new building. The College Home department meets with enthusiastic favor from the churches.
Respectfully submitted, (Signed) John L. McKee
Rev. Heman H. Allen appeared and after being duly qualified took his seat as a member of the Board.
The committee on Dr. McKee's report made their report which having been read and considered was recommitted.
The Board then took recess until 8 o'clock p.m.
8 o'clock p.m. - Board reassembled
On motion the following was adopted: The Board desires to call the attention of Dr. McKee to the acknowledged importance of the proposed dormitory, and we desire him to make every proper effort to raise a sufficient fund for that purpose within the year to come.
The minutes of the Board were read and approved to this point.
The committee on Dr. McKee's report made a report which was considered, amended and adopted seriatim; and submitted to Dr. McKee for his acceptance.
The Board then adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock a.m.
Wednesday, June 17, 1885 - Board reassembled.
Rev. William C. Young, D.D., appeared and, after qualifying, took his seat as a member of the Board.
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The following standing committees were appointed for the ensuing year:
Financial Committee: Messers Ormond Beatty, George W. Welsh, and Robert P. Jacobs.
Committee on Repairs: Messers John C. Fales, George W. Welsh & Guy E. Wiseman.
Auditing Committee: Messers Robert P. Jacobs & George W. Welsh.
Committee on Investments: Messers John B. Temple, Edward P. Humphrey, Edward W. C. Humphrey, and William C. Young.
Dr. Hendricks reported to the Board that Dr. McKee was not willing to accept the paper in regard to his agency work, salary, in the form it was adopted yesterday. A motion was then made and carried to reconsider the motion to adopt the aforesaid paper. The report then came again before the Board for consideration, and on motion the 7th article was made the 6th and the 6th was made the 7th article, and the whole paper was directed to be again submitted to Dr. McKee; and Dr. Hendricks requested to carry the paper to him for his signature.
The Board then adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That the Board of Trustees instruct Dr. McKee that he shall give at least one half of his time to teaching & religious instruction in the College, and that this resolution be communicated to Dr. McKee by Dr. Hendricks.
A communication was read from the Rev. Dr. Martin addressed to the President of the Board, after which the following resolution was adopted, viz.
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Resolved, That this Board approves the suggestion of Dr. Martin in regard to a gymnasium, and respectfully commends the subject to the generosity of the Alumni & friends of the College; and requests Dr. Martin to take the matter in hand.
The following resolution was also adopted: Resolved, That in the judgment of the Board it is a highly important duty that every member of the Faculty should set an example of uniform & prompt attendance upon morning prayers and other religious services of the College; and the Faculty are directed in their annual report to state how this duty has been performed.
Board then took recess until 3 o'clock p.m.
3 o'clock p.m. Board reassembled.
Dr. Hendrick reported to the Board that he had submitted to Dr. McKee for his acceptance the paper adopted yesterday touching his salary, evangelistic work, etc., and that Dr. McKee had accepted and signed the resolutions; and that he would also respect the order of the Board in regard to the time he would give religious & other instruction to the students.
The paper as finally adopted is as follows:
The Special Committee to whom was referred the proportion of Dr. John L. McKee in reference to his agency and evangelistic work and methods for the payment of his salary have carefully considered the same and respectfully report the following recommendations:
1. That from the 1st of April 1885 and thereafter no deficit between the amount that Dr. McKee may receive as salary from the sources hereinafter named, in any one year, and the sum of $3,500 shall be recognized by this Board; and no authority shall be given to Dr. McKee to appeal to the churches in the name of this Board to
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make up such deficit or deficits.
2. That during three years from this date, Dr. McKee may, and is hereby authorized, in connection with the effort now being made through his agency to raise $25,000 with which to erect and furnish new dormitory buildings, purchase philosophical apparatus, and increase the general funds of the College, solicit from the churches and public in general, funds to complete the endowment of the Vice President's chair and to pay the amount of $5,602.04; that being the difference between the sum actually received by Dr. McKee from the 1st of April 1878 to 1st of April 1885, and the amount that $3,500 a year for the same period would amount to.
3. That at the end of said period of three years, any deficit of salary that may then remain shall be abandoned and cancelled and no further efforts be made to receive it. And further, if at the end of said 3 years the endowment of the Vice-President's chair shall not be completed further effort in that direction shall not be made unless specially directed by the Board of Trustees.
4. The annual salary of Dr. McKee hereafter, that is from the 1st of April 1885, shall be, 1st, The income realized from the fund for the endowment of the Vice-President's chair; 2nd, From the voluntary offerings of the churches with which he may labor and from individuals in sympathy with his work; 3rd, Ten percent commissions in collection of subscriptions. But in the event that the income from these sources shall exceed the sum of $3,500 in any one year after the expiration of the 3 years, the excess shall be paid to the College.
5. The duties to be performed by Dr. McKee in the College, the time to be given to them, and the time that may be given by him to work among the churches in preaching, soliciting students, and in this way seeking to promote the interests of the
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College shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Trustees.
6. It is distinctly understood that this arrangement shall continue after the expiration of three years, or be modified or abolished at the pleasure of the Board.
7. This arrangement is to be considered and accepted by the Board and by Dr. McKee as a settlement of all questions of salary, etc., about which differences have arisen between them and as superseding all prior arrangements or contracts, recorded or unrecorded, inconsistent with this paper.
(Signed) William Ernst, John B. Temple, James P. Hendrick
With the endorsement I accept the foregoing action.
(Signed) John L. McKee
The following resolution was then offered and adopted: Resolved, That the Financial Committee is hereby authorized, if Dr. McKee will accept the same, to surrender to him the note of $3,500 owing by him to the College and which, together with the expectation of a legacy of $2,000, of which he has spoken in the Board, and which he expects to receive from a friend in the city of Louisville, in aid of his work in connection with the College, is to be surrendered to him in satisfaction of the deficit of $5,602.04 in his salary, mentioned in the paper this day passed by the Board and signed by Dr. McKee. And if Dr. McKee accepts this arrangement the provision of said paper so far as authorizing Dr. McKee to make any effort to secure said deficit, is to be regarded as null and void.
In the event that the above arrangement is effected, Robert P. Jacobs is appointed and authorized to execute a proper release of the mortgage that the College holds on the house of Dr.
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McKee as security for his note.
The Board then adjourned to meet in Danville at 4 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday before the third Thursday in June 1886.
Closed with prayer by Rev. Dr. Christie.
Ormond Beatty, Sec.
Members of Board of Trustees elected by the Synod at a meeting held at Covington October 21-24, 1885, viz. Rev. Edward P. Humphrey, D.D., L.L.D.; Rev. William C. Condit; George W. Welsh, Esq.; William Ernst, Esq.; James Barbour, Esq.; & Robert P. Jacobs, Esq. Their terms of service will expire 1888.
Louisville, Ky., December 22, 1885
The Board of Trustees of Centre College met at the Chapel of the College Street Presbyterian Church at 7 1/2 o'clock p.m. in pursuance of the call of the Chairman. Present: Rev. Stephen Yerkes, D.D., James P. Hendrick, D.D., William Ernst, James Barbour, Dr. John W. Scott, Rev. William C. Young, D.D., Edward W. C. Humphrey, John B. Temple, Dr. Thomas H. Cleland.
James P. Hendrick was chosen Chairman pro tem & John B. Temple pro tem secretary.
On account of the condition of the health of Rev. Edward P. Humphrey, D.D., and on his invitation the Board adjourned to assemble immediately at his residence where he and Dr. Thomas H. Cleland a member of this Board were met.
The following persons recently elected were duly sworn as members of the Board as required by the Charter, viz. William Ernst, James Barbour, Edward W. C. Humphrey, and Edward P. Humphrey.
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The Board then proceeded to the election of a permanent Chairman, which office became vacant by the expiration of the term of service of Dr. Humphrey, whereupon Rev. Edward P. Humphrey, D.D., L.L.D., was re-elected and was then sworn as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Centre College.
The letter of resignation of Hon. Ormond Beatty, L.L.D., as President of Centre College, dated June 10, 1885, was read to the Board, and reasons submitted for its retention with consent of Dr. Beatty. After remarks by members of the Board it was Resolved, That the resignation of Dr. Ormond Beatty as President of Centre College be accepted - the resignation to take effect on the election & qualification of a successor to Dr. Beatty; and that a committee of which the Chairman of the Board shall be chairman, be appointed to prepare a minute expressive of the sentiments of this Board in regard to the value of Dr. Beatty's services to the College in the past, and their regret that he feels it necessary to sever his connection with it. William Ernst & Dr. John W. Scott were added to the committee.
On motion Dr. Edward P. Humphrey, Dr. Thomas H. Cleland, and John B. Temple were appointed a committee whose duty it shall be, by correspondence and other means, to obtain all the information they can in reference to a suitable successor to the presidency of the College; and that all communications, expressions of preference, or other information relating to this matter be referred to said Committee.
On motion it was resolved that the following members of this Board be, and are hereby appointed a committee to consider the matter of providing Theological instruction in connection with Centre College, to wit: James P. Hendricks, D.D.; Stephen Yerkes, D.D.; William C. Young, D.D; and James Barbour & Robert P. Jacobs, Esquires, who shall report to the next meeting of this Board.
Resolved, That when this Board adjourns it shall adjourn to meet at the same time that
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the Board of Directors of the Danville Theological Seminary meets in April 1886.
The following petition numerously signed by the Faculty, the students and alumni of the College was presented by Dr. Yerkes, viz.
To the Board of Trustees of Centre College
We the undersigned, connected with Centre College, as members of the Faculty, students, and alumni respectfully present for your favorable consideration the following petition:
First. In view of the fact that fifty students of the College have subscribed one dollar apiece toward buying the necessary apparatus for a gymnasium, but have been unable to carry out their plan because they could not obtain a suitable room, we ask that you will authorize the Faculty to select from the pupils and alumni of the College a committee of thirteen, said committee being empowered to raise funds to build a suitable gymnasium and to equip the same with the necessary apparatus.
Second. That this committee shall have the power to organize a gymnasium association by adopting a constitution and by-laws, and the election of officers to regulate the institution, so as to secure the property and promote its efficiency.
Third. That this association, and this committee, shall be at all times under the control and supervision of the Faculty in all their actions.
Fourth. That if this petition shall be granted said petition, with your action approving thereof, shall be written in the official records of the association as the history of its origin and the law of its existence.
Whereupon it was Resolved, That the prayer of the petition be granted, with proviso that the gymnasium and its managers shall be under the ultimate control of the Board of Trustees
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of the College.
The Board then, on motion, adjourned to meet in Danville on the 13th day of April 1886.
Attested by John B. Temple, Secretary pro tem; Signed by Edward P. Humphrey, Chairman
A true copy, Ormond Beatty, Secretary