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The monthly meeting of the School Commissioners of O-tag'o was held yesterday; present—Messrs ; TiViiliani Dallas (chairman), Thomas Mac Gibbon, Donald Borrio, and the Hon. H. Feldvrick. ■ RESOLUTION OF. SYMPATHY. . On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mi , Mac Gibbon, it was unanimously resolved—"That tho School Commissioners bf Otago desire to place on record their profound regret at the death of the' lato Mr Jno. Hay, one of tbeir colleague?. Mr Hay's practical knowledge was of tho graateat value to the commissioners in their deliberations, and his genial presence would bo eorely missed at their meetings." The commissioners directed the'secretary to forward their con, dolences to Mrs Hay and members of the family in their Bad bereavement. In epcat|.ing to the motion the commissioners referred lUO3t feelingly to their late colleague. coßßisroiiDjsNCt. "-. ...":;, An account from Mr J. Blaikie for surveying lots 1 ahd 2 of section 1, block 111, Tuturau district, was passed for payment. Re the application from Mr P. C. Hjorring' on behalf of Mr P.. Duly, it was decided to decline to malto a rotund. In the application from E. Keas't and T. O'Kecfe- to lease section 64, block X. InveTcargill .Hundred, the matter of laying the boundarj , was left in tho hands of Mr Borrie,-with power to act. .-'• ... : ' Tho Clerk to the Bruce County. Council wrote' asking to be allowed to shift si fcpco oil section 2 of 26, block 11, Manrigatua district; nnd forwarding a plan showing fence and proposed alterations.—Council to bo informed that tho commissioners,-'are- willing to allow fence to be shifted, provided. th» lessee is. willing. ' . .' The Chairman and Secretary: submitted a suggested scale of payments for drain tiles.— Received and adopted. '■ •■ ■ Donald M'Myre, late lessee of scotoma 1 and 2 of 42 block VI, Invercargill .Hundred; wrote-in reference to valuation for fencing,— f!? m i tp lato 'Wr,for.information. <. iho. Chairman reported that he had authorised, acceptance of tender from John Moir of ss ; Bd per acre, for section 1,. block XIIIj ilill.end, and referred the fender, of Jas Yorston.for .section 1, .block XI. Clarendon" m t , he^, c J° T mmi s sion «> s -I'easo of'.section'l, block XIII, approved;' (eiider of Mr Yorston necepkd for lease of section ;L'block'Xl' Curendon. ' n '' , ' '

John 'fumbull, lessee bftho-Wendoirrun and section: 13, ■ block XIV,, Wendon,, wrote noking 16 have the .two .leases amalgamated.— Request to be granted,,stibjec'tHo Approval of Government.

~ 2lDr M. Joyce, lessee of Eecfion 2 of 15' block I,'Mtjeraki :di s lrictj' applied for icductifln of l-cni—Commissioners could not sef their way to ranking .the concession....,, Mossra Inderand Cochrane, solicitors, Gore wiole. claiming a. refund of royally on coal paid by- D. Kichol, and applyiu«,'oh bchttlf of A. A. iMlge, tho present lessei l , of section 19, block K, -Wendoii,' anil, the-coal-pit, to have the title to lease cleared o£ coal' lease by surrendering siiiiie. Opinion.'-from' Uessiq Mondy and Stephens.—Messrs ■ Indcr and Cochrane to be replied, 10-.iii terms of, solici--tors' advice. .• ■■ . • • -, ■''.",

itr.Alex. Brown, original lessee;e-f. sections 1 and 2 of 12, block ■I, Waipahi, - an'd 2 ot 37, block, XIV, Pomiilmka'...districts, wtolo asking to he relieved of tho. n'bligaijon.'> erect ring fences.—Bequest agreed to. John Moir, lessee of section ],' block Xllf, Hillend district, wrolp asking lo have the , "' boundaiics delined.-Lott in fheiiands'of tlio chairman, with power to act. ' ,". ' ; . -'. The Receiver of Gold Revenue,.. Wnikain, wrote stating that ho had forwarded to Ilie Treasury an abstract showing rents! and royalties paid to Treasury toSOth'tTuTyllis-toi lands which he thinks belong to the School Commissioners.—Received. '... "■ "i■ , -

J. A. Pears wrote applying, ;on .behalf' o! Poars awl Christie, lesscos of .rune' 6 niid 6, Wairaki, for an extension of lbds'e.— tation held over; rangers and commissioners to inspect and. report. <- .- John Milne wrote forwarding coal'lease lo J. nncV W. Kyle for signature- .of Jho. commissioners (sectioji 29/07, block 11, AVcndon.— Document executed, - - Tho Clerk to Otokis. Drainago Board wrote in reply to a request from tho secretary School Commissioners to xomovo a dam on Duck Creek, stating .that as soon-, as , thq'rp is any flow of water in Iho creok the hoard will have the dim removed.—Received.. .. The Round Hill Mining Company, wrote applying for right' to take timber from Leithen Bush.—Referred "Id " ranger fof report. ■ .. . HWORTS. >' ■■"' ■ A .report from , the ranger on sections, in Diplbii. Korth Harbour. Blueskiri,.\Vaikoiiaili. Hawksbury, Moeiaki, Otepopo,; Oamaru, and Awamoko were-received nnd adopted. The ranger's' diary was laid.on the table and noted. ....

riSAKfIK, Accounts amounting to £133 i 17s .7d ..were' passed for paymont. ■ • •

GENERAL. A number of applications for. consent \c Iransler and mortgage leases.weic consentedlo on'the, usual conditions. . .

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SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS OF OTAGO., Otago Daily Times, Issue 13987, 21 August 1907

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SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS OF OTAGO. Otago Daily Times, Issue 13987, 21 August 1907

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