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Danville, June 13, 1893
The Board of Trustees held its regular annual meeting in the parlor of the 2nd Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. The following members were present: Dr. William C. Young, Dr. Stephen Yerkes, Dr. Claud B. H. Martin, James A. Curry, Esq., George Nicholas, Esq., Robert P. Jacobs, Esq., William Ernst, Esq., Rev. William C. Condit, Dr. J. McCluskey Blayney, Dr. M. S. Fulton, William H. Kinnaird.
Session opened with Prayer by Dr. J. McCluskey Blayney.
Treasurer's report was received, and on motion approved, and ordered to be recorded.
On motion the Financial Committee was given authority to sell the land bequeathed by Dr. Ormond Beatty, and settle all accounts between the estate of Dr. Beatty and the College.
The same committee was given authority to sell back the Magnolia Bonds to the Columbian Trust Co. at 104% & accrued internest, as the College has a right to do under the contract made at the time of purchase.
The Finance Committee was authorized to adjust the claim held against Mrs. Avery, giving her time - if she gives a note with satisfactory security - provided that Dr. John L. McKee approves the settlement made, in writing.
The request of Dr. James K. Lapsley as to some change in his bequest to the College of certain real estate is to be arranged by the Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees is authorized to make such deeds as may be necessary in adjusting the matter.
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The opening of a street through the College grounds is referred to the Finance Committee, and the President of the Board of Trustees is hereby authorized to make any deed or deeds that may be necessary.
The resignation of Dr. Alfred B. Nelson as secretary was received and accepted.
The report of the Faculty was received and approved.
On motion it was ordered that an addition of $50 per annum be made to present salary of each of the professors beginning with 1st of October next.
Authority was given to the Committee on Repairs to tear down Sayre Library building, and rebuild the same on a new site at a cost of $2,500.
The Financial Committee is authorized when sufficient funds are obtained to erect a scientific building to cost about $27,000.
On motion the Treasurer of the Board is directed to pay Professor Fales $100 as a small expressive of the gratitude of the Board for his faithful services in the interest of the College.
The collection all fees is committed to the President, and such assistant as he may employ, and this is to be a standing rule.
The Committee to examine the minutes as to business of the Board be continued and that Professor Cheek be substituted for Dr. Nelson.
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The following Trustees took the oath of office:
Rev. W. S. Fulton
Rev. William C. Young
James A. Curry
William H. Kinnaird
The following degrees in course were conferred:
Rev. W. F. Overstreet, A.M.
Rev. Horace G. Turner, A.M.
Rev. John M. Bruce, A.M.
Lucien D. Noel
On the following the degree of B.S.
Henry P. Brown, London, Ky.
Claude Lester Jones, Mill Springs, Ky.
Frank Kennedy, Carlisle, Ky.
David Claude King, Danville, Ky.
Courtney Parmele, Louisville, Ky.
William Harrison Sallee, Danville, Ky.
Felix Brown Twidwell, Hustonville, Ky.
James Lowry McWilliams, Brownsboro, Ky.
On the following the degree of A.B.
Henry Charles Buell, Osborne, Ky.
George Fulton, Harper, Kansas
William Henry Funk, Lebanon, Ky.
Archie Roy Griggs, Hustonville, Ky.
Martin D. Hardin, Frankfort, Ky.
Edward Hopper Hudson, Barbourville, Ky.
John. Perkins Pratt, Carlisle, Ky.
John W. Scott, Lexington, Ky.
James Hugh Swango, Frankfort, Ky.
Greenberry Bright Swinebroad, Lincoln Co., Ky.
Thomas Munnell Cornelison, Mt. Sterling, Ky.
On motion the following Honorary degrees were conferred:
Rev. John G. Praig, the degree of D.D.
Rev. Samps, the degree of L.L.D.
Hon. Adlai Stephenson the degree of L.L.D.
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On motion Dr. William C. Young, Dr. Claud B. H. Martin, Dr. J. McCluskey Blayney, Hon. Robert P. Jacobs, and George W. Welsh were appointed a committee to confer with the Trustees of Caldwell Institute on the subject of putting that Institution under the control of the Synod of Kentucky - and if the way be clear the committee authorized to bring the matter before the Synod at its next regular meeting.
The usual amount ($120) was made for the use of the Scientific Department for the ensuing year.
Seventy-five dollars was appropriated for the purchase of a surveyor's compass & chain, also one hundred dollars to buy reference books for the English department.
The resignation of Dr. A. M. Hamilton as Trustee was received and accepted.
Dr. William C. Young, and Hon. Robert P. Jacobs were appointed a committee to report a suitable minute on the death of Menifee, a member of this Board.
The committee to report a biographical sketch of the late Dr. Cleland made a report which was accepted & ordered to be spread on the minute book & the committee discharged.
Dr. William C. Young, William Ernst, and George Nicholas were appointed a committee to report suitable persons to fill vacancies in the Board.
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June 14, 1893
The Board of Trustees of Centre College convened according to adjournment at 9 o'clock a.m. at home of President Young and was called to order by the chairman, Rev. Dr. Blayney. The secretary being absent, Rev. Dr. Fulton was elected secretary pro tem.
The title of A.M. was conferred upon Mr. Lucien Noel.
The following was adopted as a standing rule of the Board: "Hereafter resolutions of the Board concerning deceased members shall be recorded in the minutes, and shall be accompanied by a reference to the obituary sketch which shall be filed among the papers of the Board."
Dr. Nelson's resignation as secretary of the Board was accepted, and the thanks of the Board were given to him for his faithful discharge of the duties of the office.
It was resolved that hereafter the regular meeting of the Board be on the Tuesday before commencement at 9 o'clock a.m.
The expediency of abolishing corporal punishment in the Academy of the College was referred to the Faculty with request to report to the Board at its next meeting.
The following persons were elected to fill the vacancies caused by death and resignation. In the Class of 1893 in place of Richard Jouett Menefee of Louisville, John A. Simpson of Covington. In the Class of 1894, in place of James Barbour of Maysville resigned, Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson, L.L.D., and in place of Rev. S. M. Hamilton , D.D., of Louisville resigned, Hon. John M. Harlan of Washington City.
The attending committees of last year were reappointed.
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The Board then adjourned, after prayer by Dr. Yerkes, to meet on the Tuesday before Commencement in the lecture room of the Second Presbyterian Church of Danville, Ky., at 9 o'clock a.m. subject to the call of the Chairman in the interim.
William C. Young, Acting Secretary of the Board