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The monthly meeting was held this afternoon, and attended by the Rev. Dr Stuart (chancellor), Mr Justice Williams (vicechancellor), Mr R. L. Stanford, Mr G. G. Russell, Dr Hooken, Mr J. Fulton, M.H.R., Hon. W. H. Reynolds, Dr Burns, Mr E. B. Cargill, Mr J. Allen, M.H.R., and Mr J. Roberts. THE CHAIR OF ENGLISH. Mr Edmund Smith, factor of the Church Board of Property, wrote informing the Council that the Board had appointed Professor Gilray to fill the chair of English Literature in succession to the late Professor Mainwaring Brown, and intimating that the appointment had been concurred in by the Synod. Professor Gilray had been requested to make arrangements for arriving here a month before the opening of the session. It was resolved—“ That the Council learns with satisfaction of the appointment of Professor Gilray to the chair of English Literature, and records its thanks to the Church Board of Property.” DR BLACK. Dr Black wrote requesting the Council to accept his resignation of the duties connected with the subjects of metallurgy and assaying in the University. They required the attention of a special lecturer. His (Dr Black’s) duties in connection with the chemistry classes had grown to be so arduous that he was quite unable to do justice to other subjects. On the suggestion of the Chancellor, it was decided that the communication should be referred to the Minos Committee, to report at next meeting. ALTERATION OF TERMS. A letter was received from the Professorial Board enclosing a set of resolutions in reference to a readjustment of the terms in the various faculties. The thought that the proposals were a move in the right direction. The question was remitted to a committee consisting of the Chancellor, Dr Hocken, Messrs Allen and Stanford, to report to next meeting, THE BAREWOOD RUN. Mr Stanford said that a question might arise as to whether the Council had power to give a sufficient title in regard to the mineral leases granted in connection with the Barowood Run, and it might be seemly on the part of the Council, as a public body, to ask the sanction of Government. He would therefore propose—- “ That the Government be requester^to agree to the mineral leases proposed to be granted on the Barewood Run, and to authorise the lessees to mine for gold on their respective holdings.” It was merely a matter of form, but Mr Pogson had expressed a wish that the matter should be put on that footing. A short discussion ensued, during which The Vice-Chancellor suggested that the motion should bo altered to read as follows : —“That the Government be requested to agree to the mineral leases proposed to be granted on the Barewood Run, and to authorise the University and its lessees to mine for gold oh the run.’’ Mr Stanford accepted the suggestion, and The motion as amended was agreed to. TUB EXHIBITION.

On the request of Dr Hocken, the Council agreed to lend a number of maps, fac simile letters, and other objects of interest in connection with the early history of the colony. THE CHEMISTRY CLASSES. Dr Black sent in a requisition for a further supply of apparatus and chemicals. It was referred to the Mines Committee to report. FINANCE. The report of the Finance Committee, brought up by Mr RoimRTS, showed a credit balance of Li,615 3slld. The schedule cf expenditure for the month of September amounted to L 1,266 17s 10d. students’ fe °s. Dr Hocken brought forward a proposal to the effect that students should pay class fees during tho first week of their attendance at lectures. The question was remitted to the Profcssonal Board.

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL., Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL. Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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