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Danville, Ky., June 11, 1895
The Board of Trustees of the Centre College of Kentucky held its regular annual meeting in the session room of the Second Presbyterian Church of Danville, Ky. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Stephen Yerkes, D.D. The following members were present: Rev. J. McClusky Blayney, Rev. Stephen Yerkes, Rev. William C. Condit, Rev. Claud B. H. Martin, Rev. W. S. Fulton, George Nicholas, John A. Simpson, James A. Curry, Robert P. Jacobs, George W. Welsh, Edward W. C. Humphrey, Rev. William C. Young.
Dr. William C. Condit, George W. Welsh, Robert P. Jacobs, John A. Simpson and Dr. Claud B. H. Martin took the oath of office as prescribed by the charter of the College.
On motion Dr. J. McClusky Blayney was elected Chairman and all acts of Dr. Blayney as Chairman since last elected were on motion ratified and confirmed.
The minutes of the last regular meeting of the Board of Trustees were read and approved. The minutes of meetings of the Financial Committee held since the last regular meeting of the Trustees were read to the Board and on motion were approved.
The Treasurer's Report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 1895, was read and on motion the same was approved and ordered recorded in the financial statement book.
The Report of the Faculty was as follows:
The Faculty would preface its report
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With the exception of slight indispositions which have kept one and another professors for a few days from their classes, the health of the faculty has been exceptionally good and their work has been continuously prosecuted. A few severe cases of illness, none however terminating fatally, have occurred among the students, and several on account of ill health have returned to their homes. In punctuality of attendance, orderly behavior, and devotion to study, the great majority of the students have exhibited a good measure of fidelity. In a few cases, where after repeated warnings they appeared incorrigible, parents have been asked to withdraw their sons. In several other instances marked tendencies to disorder have been met and checked by the suspensions, for varying periods, of the chief offenders. The Board will of course recognize that with the largely increased number of students cases of disorder will naturally tend to multiply. No cases however have occurred with which the faculty has not within the clear sphere of its authority, as determined by the Board, been fully competent to deal.
The annual catalogue, a copy of which is in the hands of each member of the Board, shows that as to the number of students
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the past year has been the most successful in the whole life of the College. For the first time more than 200 names have been enrolled in the regular College classes. These represent about [blank space] states.
With the close of the present Collegiate year Dr. John M. Worrall and Rev. Charles F. W. Hubbard close their official connection as teachers with the College. The former of these has been for several years through election by the Board a regular professor, and has had charge of the chair of Mental Philosophy, and in addition to this has divided with the President and Vice-President instruction in the Bible. Dr. Worrall as the Board knows has given only a part of his time to the College, his chief work being in the seminary. It has seemed best to him to devote himself wholly to seminary work, and the Board of Directors of the Seminary, having asked him to do this, he for this reason retires from the College. Our regret at the severance of Dr. Worrall's official connection with the College is lessened by the knowledge that his home will still be in Danville and that his interest in the College will still continue. The Board might well express its appreciation of Dr. Worrall's faithful devotion to his work and especially his deep interest in the spiritual welfare of the students.
Mr. Hubbard who now also closes his connection with the College; while
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never elected to a professorship by the Board, has for several years performed the duties and received the salary of a full professor. His mental equipment, his literary culture, his devotion to his work have greatly endeared him not only to the faculty and students, but to the citizens of Danville. It would, it seems to us, be appropriate for the Board to express its appreciation of his high character and efficient service.
Correspondence is now in progress for the purpose of obtaining an instructor in English and French to supply Prof. Hubbard's place.
A highly recommended post graduate of Cornell has been engaged to assist as Instructor, Prof. Fales in the Scientific Department. He will have charge especially of the branches of Chemistry and Physics. For both of the above actions the approval of the Board is asked.
The College Home
During the past year as for several years before the house has been conducted by the students themselves. The President, assisted by a committee of the faculty, has kept it under his own inspection. While occasional acts of disorder have been committed and a few fines have been imposed, yet we feel that the present method of administration has been successful and that the Home has proved a most valuable adjunct to our College work.
The President will, in the future as in the past, exercise as far as
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practical personal supervision over the Home, assign rooms to the students who live there, and enforce rules for its orderly administration.
As the President will speak at some length to the Board on this department, we would content ourselves now by saying that the experiment of having some of the instruction given by members of the College faculty has worked well. The number of students as compared with several years ago shows a material decrease. This will be accounted for in large measure by the increased efficiency of our free city school, and by the existence of several other competitive schools. The teaching and the discipline, we believe, have never been surpassed in the life of the Academy.
Reports of Prof. Fales on the library and museum are submitted as part of this report with the request that the usual appropriation be made to the scientific fund for the coming year.
In closing the Faculty would respectfully ask the Board to pass the following resolutions.
1st. Resolved that all speeches to be made on what is known as class days shall be submitted to the Faculty or a committee thereof and all personal allusions deemed improper or offensive shall be expurgated.
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2nd. Resolved that pending action of the Board with regard to the literary requirements necessary to obtain the degrees of A.M. and Ph.D. no such degrees be granted by the Board after its present meeting.
3d. Resolved that the Faculty be authorized to provide any extra instruction which may be needed in the College and Academy.
On motion the Faculty report was approved as a whole, and the resolutions recommended therein were adopted by the Board.
On motion the following affecting the Law Department was taken:
1st. Resolved that the salary of Gov. Knott, Dean of the Law Faculty, is fixed for the present at $1,600 per annum; but whenever after the incidental expenses of this department are paid one half the fees from this department shall exceed that amount, he shall be paid the excess, up to $2,000.
2nd. Resolved that the other half of the fees - the incidental expenses being deducted - shall be paid in equal parts to the other two professors.
3d. Resolved that $1,000, or so much of that amount as is needed, be appropriated towards the purchase of a law library.
On motion of Dr. Martin the attention of the Committee on Repairs is called to the Academy Building.
The faculty recommended that the degree of A.B. and B.S. be conferred on the following graduates in the Collegiate Department, viz.
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Degree of A.B.
George W. Colvin
George W. Jean
Arthur W. Cox
Alvin S. Kendall
Robert McK. Dillehay
Robert W. Hunn
Baker C. Terhune
Lucien R. Curry
Robert L. Kinnaird
James C. Rawlings
Chas. P. Cecil
George H. Walker
Charles H. Holmes
Spencer C. Smith
Degree of B.S.
George R. Boyer
Joseph G. Hackley
Charles M. Miller
William M. Washington
Walter S. Allen
John F. Lawwill
James G. Vallandingham
Roger S. Lawrence
Robert C. Wickliffe
Certificates were granted to
Archie R. Dunlap and Eugene L. Pearce
Degree of B.L. on the following graduates of the Law Department
Richard B. Bell
Francis B. Douglass
James H. Dorman
Ulie J. Howard
Rollin H. Kash
Austin L. Peay
William J. Price
Greenberry B. Swinebroad
Joseph B. O'Sullivan
Hiram H. Tye
James H. Swango
Richard G. Williams
Degree of A.M. in course on following:
|Class of 1884
Class of 1889
Class of 1891
Class of 1891
Class of 1892
Class of 1892
Class of 1892
Class of 1891
|Foucher W. Samuel
Edward L. Grubbs
Thomas P. Welch
Edwin L. Curry
W. J. Price
Rev. Edward V. Spicer
J. Elmer Turner
Rev. Tyler E. Utterback
Barnes Medical College, St. Louis
College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York
Law Department, Centre College, Danville, Ky.
Pine Bluff, Mo.
On motion the Board conferred degrees on the foregoing as recommended.
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By unanimous vote the following honorary degrees were conferred:
Degree of L.L.D.
Hon. John H. Rogers, Fort Smith, Ark.
Degree of D.D.
Rev. W. L. McEwan, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Reports of Prof. John C. Fales on Library and Scientific Fund were handed to committees, the former to Dr. Fulton and Mr. Simpson and the latter to Dr. Condit and Mr. Humphrey.
On motion the Financial Committee was directed to eliminate worthless notes from the Treasurer's Report and the Treasurer was directed to call attention of subscribers to any amounts of principal and interest past due and urge payment of same.
On motion the chairman was authorized to appoint a committee to procure a landscape gardner to submit a plan for improving and beautifying the grounds. The Chairman appointed Dr. Fulton, Dr. Young, and Mr. Humphrey.
On motion the Board adjourned to meet at 2 1/2 p.m. at President's House.
Board met pursuant to adjournment at 2 1/2 p.m.
The following report from committee to examine report of Prof. Fales.
"Your committee report we have examined the report of Scientific Fund with vouchers. We find it all correct and recommend approval."
William C. Condit, Edward W. C. Humphrey
Rev. John M. Worrall was present and presented his resignation as a professor in the College which was accepted.
Dr. Fulton & Mr. Curry were appointed a com-
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mittee to prepare a suitable minute.
The following report of the committee was adopted by the Board.
Inasmuch as Rev. John M. Worrall, D.D., has offered his resignation as professor in the College on account of his state of health, therefore be it
Resolved, that in accepting this resignation the Board of Trustees desires to record its regret that circumstances have made this resignation seem necessary to Dr. Worrall, and the Board also wishes to record its appreciation of the value of Dr. Worrall's services in the College, and to testify to his faithfulness and diligence in the performance of the duties of his chair. We also desire to express the hope that in being relieved from the cares of his office in the College he may speedily regain his health and strength and may long continue to serve the cause of our Lord in our church and state.
Resolved that the Secretary be instructed to send a copy of these resolutions to Dr. Worrall.
(signed) W. S. Fulton, James A. Curry
On motion the committee on Caldwell College was discharged.
The Board adjourned to meet tomorrow at 9 1/2 o'clock a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church.
Wednesday, June 12th 1895, 9 1/2 O'clock a.m.
Board met pursuant to adjournment and was opened with prayer by the Chairman, Dr. Blayney.
The following resolution offered by Dr. William C. Young was adopted:
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Resolved that a graduation fee of seven ($7) dollars be charged from every candidate for graduation, said sum embracing the diploma fee and all the expenses connected with Commencement day exercises, i.e. music and programs. This is to be deposited with the Treasurer one month before Commencement. The fee will be returned to those whose diplomas are not granted.
The Board then adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock a.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church, Danville, Ky., on Tuesday before Commencement day in June 1896.
William C. Young, Secretary