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- ■ W Notice of Dismissal At the meeting of the Cabinet yesterday evening, the case of Dr Skae, Inspector of Lunatic Aslyums, was carefully considered. The evidence given by Dr Skae before the Commission, the Commissioners’ Report, and Dr Skae’s reply thereto, was duly considered, and Government decided to give him six months’s notice of termination of his engagement. The special correspondent of the Lyttetton r Tunes sends the following to that journal:—“ The decision that Dr Skae should get six months’ notice had been brought to bear, and amongst those behind the scenes it is known to be a reversal of the first intention. Strong Scotch and clercial pressure was in the first instance brought to bear on behalf of Dr Skae, to which Ministers showed every indication of yielding, but within the last few days some of their strongest supporters have intimated that they must expect strong opposition from them when the item of Dr Skae’s salary came up on the estimates. One of these supporters especially gave it to be understood that he would not wait for the estimates but would table on adverse motion. It was thought that Dr Skae will accept six months’s salary and retire immediately. ,

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DR SKAE’S CASE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 350, 21 May 1881

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DR SKAE’S CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 350, 21 May 1881

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