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Danville, Ky., June 12th 1900
The Board of Trustees of the Centre College of Kentucky met pursuant to adjournment in the Second Presbyterian Church of Danville, Ky., June 12th 1900 at 9:30 A.M. and was opened with prayer by the Chairman.
The certificate of the Stated Clerk of the Synod of Kentucky was produced showing that the following were elected Trustees for terms expiring 1902, viz. Rev. J. Kinsey Smith, D.D.; Rev. J. McCluskey Blayney, D.D.; Rev. Claude B. H. Martin, D.D.; John A. Simpson, Esq.; Rev. Peyton H. Hoge, D.D.; Hon. Andrew M. J. Cochran; and Rev. Edward L. Warren, D.D., and that the election of Rev. William C. Roberts, D.D., in place of Rev. S. M. Hamilton, D.D., resigned, and Rev. W. L. Moore, D.D., in place of Rev. Samuel A. Mutchmore, D.D., deceased, were confirmed.
The oath of office was taken by the new members present and the Board then elected Rev. J. McCluskey Blayney, D.D., Chairman.
The reasons for absence from last meeting by John A. Simpson and from this meeting by Andrew M. Cochran and Richard P. Ernst were sustained.
The minutes of last meeting were read and on motion approved as recorded. The secretary reported that he had furnished to Gov. Knott a copy of the report of the Committee and action of the Board at its last meeting concerning his salary, and that he had received from Gov. Knott, no notice of objection on his part to the action of the Board of Trustees.
The resignation of Mr. William H. Kinnaird as a Trustee was received, and on motion accepted. The Secretary was instructed to express to Mr. Kinnaird the sincere regret of the Board that his health should require his resignation
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and their appreciation of his long and faithful service. The vacancy thus caused was filled by the election by ballot of Mr. Robert T. Quisenberry of Danville, Ky.
The minutes of the Finance Committee were read, which were as follows:
The Finance committee met June 12, 1900. Present, Dr. Blayney, Edward W. C. Humphrey, and George W. Welsh. A list of the old subscription notes were ordered charged off the books of the Treasurer and also a list of notes to the Alumni Memorial Building Fund, as the conditions under which these latter notes were secured were never complied with, it is recommended that they be turned over to President Roberts for him to correspond with the makers and where they are willing turn amounts over to the Museum fund for improving the College Home building.
George W. Welsh was appointed auditor of the Finance Committee. The Treasurer read list of loans and investments made for past year, which as shown on the Treasurer's ledger, were approved.
George W. Welsh having compared vouchers of the Treasurer on June 11th, also list of notes and mortgages with the books of Mr. Cheek and finding same to agree this committee approved the statement of the Treasurer.
The Committee suggest that when premium is paid on bonds as investments it shall be charged to income account and when such investments are made under par, that the discount be credited to General Fund.
On motion the minutes of the Finance Committee approved and its recommendations were adopted. The Treasurer then read his report which had already been approved
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by the Finance Committee and on motion same was approved and ordered kept in books for that purpose.
The President then read the report of the Faculty which was accepted and the Board proceeded to take up the recommendations seriatim.
On motion it was ordered, that not exceeding $700 be paid for an Instructor in the Gymnasium and the coach for the Foot Ball team.
The President in connection with Prof. Gordon was authorized to employ an assistant in Chemistry at a salary not to exceed $500. Any appropriation in the chemical department was referred to the Finance Committee.
On motion the Chairman was requested to appoint a committee to express the thanks of the Board to the Committee on Campus Improvements. Chair appointed Drs. Martin, Smith & Mr. Simpson.
On recommendation of the Faculty the following degrees were conferred:
Bachelor of Laws
|Samuel Kelley Baird
Charles Dixon Burbank
George Maxwell Chapman
William Victor Cohn
James Andrew McKenzie, Jr.
Austin Flint Moss
John Mason Robsion
John Cook Voris
George Winston Welsh
Ft. Smith, Ark.
Oak Grove, Ky.
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Degree of B.A.
|Oliver Paul Barnhill
William Hyde Chapman
Edwin Oliver Clark
Green Clay Goodloe
DeWitt Clinton Tucker Grubbs
Leonidas Young Redwine
Harry Baldwin Roberts
Harry Allan Shaw
Daniel Lindsey Thomas
James Chrisman Tompkins
Grove Park, Fla.
Whitefield, I. T.
Junction City, Ky.
Sandy Hook, Ky.
Degree of B.S.
|Jeremiah Clemens Caldwell, Jr.
Edwin Porter Curry
Charles Meredith Garth
Leslie Holman Gault
Lewis Warner Green
John Brown Honan
Edward Converse Irvine
John James Slaughter
|Wilburn Meals Irwin||Webster Grove, Md.|
For Degree M.A.
|George Howard Bruce
Edward Brierly Nelson
For Degree M.S.
|James Francis Lawwill||Shelbyville, Ky.|
By ballot vote the Board then conferred the Honorary Degree of D.D. & L.L.D. as follows:
Degree of D.D.
|Rev. C. K. Crawford
Rev. T. S. McWilliams
Rev. William L. Moore
New York City
Degree of L.L.D.
|Dr. Thomas Edward Pickett||Maysville, Ky.|
Board took recess to meet after lunch at the President's House.
At 2 o'clock p.m. Board met at the President's House, and the following resolution concerning an Instructor in Modern Languages
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Resolved that the President of the College and the Finance Committee are hereby authorized to employ an Instructor in Modern Languages for the coming year at a salary not exceeding $1,000 provided said President and Committee can secure from outside present income of the College sufficient to pay said salary.
The employment of canvassers for students was left to President and Treasurer.
An appropriation of not exceeding $150 was made for library. Prof. William H. Johnson was continued for coming year at salary of $800.
The Treasurer was authorized to pay expenses of a suit in Fleming County, Ky., to collect legacy under will of Elizabeth Shanklin, deceased.
Messrs. Robert T. Quisenberry & George W. Welsh were appointed a committee to look after the interests of the College in sale of Cogar lot near depot.
A committee appointed to prepare rules governing this Board in conferring degrees of D.D. & L.L.D. reported as follows:
Resolved that all applications for degree of D.D. & L.L.D. shall be sent to the President of the College, who after consultation with the Faculty shall bring same before a committee of this Board, which committee shall consist of three members (one of whom shall be the President of the College) which committee shall serve three years. No application shall be considered by the Board, except such as may
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be recommended by said committee. And out of the number recommended by said committee not more than three in each class shall be conferred in any one year.
Chairman appointed President Roberts, Dr. Peyton H. Hoge & Robert T. Quisenberry as members of this committee.
The bonus of $150 to the Centre College Cento was continued for the coming year to be paid as directed by the President and Treasurer.
On motion the standing committees were continued for the coming year with Robert T. Quisenberry added to the committee on grounds and buildings.
On motion the matter of the Academy was referred to the Financial Committee.
Report of Committee on Morals and Discipline received and approved.
Committee on Curriculum reported progress.