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An ordinary rneeting of the University Council was held yesterday, and attended by Dr Stuart (Chancellor), Dr Hocken, Dr Burns, Messrs E. B. Cargill, R. L. Stanford, and J. Roberts, PROSPECTING ON HA RE WOOD RUN. Mr W. L. Simpson appeared to conßult with the Council with regard to. mjning operations on the Bare wood Run and the Museum reserve.

Mr Cakoiix reported that the Committee appointed at last meeting to confer with Mr Simpson had done so, aud with the aid of the Council's solicitor had drawn up a draft of a letter empowering Mr Simpson to act as the agent of the Council in regard to the survey of claims on the Barowood Run and other matters connected therewith, Mr Simpson was to get the ground set apart for mining purposes surveyed, and then each of the individual claims, Although the Council were to pay for the surveys in the first instance, Mr Simpson was strongly of opinion that the applicants for claims should afterwards pay for the survey of their claims.

The letter was approyed, and_ Mr Simpßon was appointed agent of thp Council fo look after their mineral interests on tjip Barewood run and the museum reserve.

An agreement between Mr Pogson (the holder of Barewood run) and tho Council with regard to allowing persons to mine on the run was read and approved. The regulations for miners' licenses were read and discussed. One of these was to thi? effect that miners' licenses might be revoked at any time by the Council without making any compensation to claimholdera for the outlay made by them. MrSfANFQRp suggested that this regular tion should be modified, and poipted out that it would be unfair tp miners who might expend a large sum of money in plant, Mr Simpson said it would be as well to allow the regulation to stand at present. It could be revoked at any time if found necessary. Some of the other regulations he did not think were absolutely neoessary, but there were none that he could object to. The regulations as read were ultimately approved. Mr John Cunningham wrote denying an accusation that had been made against him of jumping somebody's claim on Barewood run.—The letter was received. THE LATE PROFESSOR BROWN.

Mr Robert M'Nab, hon. secretary of the Professor Brown Memorial Committee, wrote as follows:—" For some time paßt the students and ex-studouts of the university have been raising a fund among themselves to erect a memorial tablet to the late Professor Brown. We are now in a position to go on with the work provided we obtain the requisito authority from your Council. The tablet to be erected is to be of brass and let into the wall in some portion of the building —possibly in the main staircase. Should you grant us the permission asked we will be most happy to forward any details required to the Council's architect." The authority asked for was granted, subject to the Chancellor's approval as to the position of the tablet, FINANCE, The Finance Committee reported that there was a credit balance at the bank of L 1,619 7s 4d, and that accounts amounting to L 753 2s 3d had been passed for payment. —Adopted. THE COLLECTION OF FEES. Dr Hockkn drew the Council's attention to the need for some other regulation being made with regard to collection of University fees than that at present in force. He thought it would be better for the registrar to collect students' fees rather than that the professors should do so, Mr Cargill said some students allowed their fees to run on so that they were two or three years in arrears. l Mr Mansfobd : That is a somewhat exaggerated statement. Very few fees were lost except last year. Last year the loss came rather heavy, Mr Cargilt, : What do you mean by rather heavy ? Mr Mansvord : That one or two did not pay. One student who attended the University last year, and did not pay, is attending this year, and has never paid anything. The Chancellor suggested that a regulation should be made that students should hand in their certificates and pay their feeß to the professors within a fortnight of enrolment. ■ " !

• Mr Mansford : I think the students would be only too thankful if a regulation were made. Some said they had the money and spent it. .-.,.• Mr Cargill;: Should not the feeß f)e paid before theyenter the classes? ' '' '"

j The Chancellor : You must make a little 1 allowance for students, you know. ! Mr Cakcim. : You are making an allowance the wrong way. You are allowing them to come to town and have a spree and spend their money instead of paying their fees.

The matter was ultimately referred to the registrar to draw up a regulation with regard to the payment of fees.

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL., Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL. Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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