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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1881. The Hinds School Suspension.

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“ Where there’s at will there’s a way,” says the' proverb, and /this, to our, mind, is applicable, to. the fiasco ,inconnection withnthe suspension by the Hinds’School Committee efithe master of that school. From start ,to firiiSbthfe behaviour of the tathef of the boy Gibsori," whb’ ’also’ holds the' exalted position pf Chairman on that August body, dfie School • Committee, haS betrayed a of malevolence against the defepdant in ttieAbton.ihfch cafrtd belfore the criminal jurisdiction of the loca( Bench’, eftrid the afterwards, lm.' ide/ehded aodused- at \ investigation' held by the Gornmittde. --• ,Mr { di%ott: was evidently d'eteririfped;- if pbssibie,; to pbtdiri 6f tWe ,‘9ffi,ciai who had incurred!ljj(s ifiridi he,, has spared ho pain?, to accomplish *l4l j desire.) 'l The. ■ 1 ridiculous < >Rnd.: trhrnped up character ' df' ithe charge ylpch came before “the Resident, ‘.6ou'&,i rinddy 'blear parent the 1 spirit ( actuatiog'fthe '■ Wfovß-l ment ? and had the finding thte Court been other than it was,-Mr Chichester would possibly be now Seeking “ fresh fields and'pastpre? ji’eW” ; /Thi?;/hew-, ever, impossible on the face of the

evidence, and the dismissal of five charge would, we had thought, terminate the matter. The boy deserved the castigation he received, for “ spare the rod and spoil the Lfed, he not been checked in his pj.l^cTl\/^psVt(|p ’ prevarication, a serious imury,j?|o lira future career would have The liar is a person hel4‘.ts . by every one, yet Mr Gißson upholds I his son in this especial accomplishment. Finding himself beaten at his own weapons, he has recourse to a power plagcd. in his hands, for., the welfare of the whple school —vjz., jis, fchwman Qt’lhh CojnghtjkT-and ; withThe, a 4, fresh mitigation. Mr Wood, the R.M. at Ashburton, in-Mr Gibson’s mind, has provedhipvselfipcapable to;take in hand, the matter, therefore Mr Gibson will ( not: in this ne'wljt'Constituted court 01 wiseVcres,/but will also sit as- presiding judge.' Very pretty indeed,syetinev&v 'theless mosv disgraceful. The result is the suspension* by' these dutKorities 'of the' master; pending the Education -‘ijodrd’s decision, and The COnSefqheAt l closing of the school during ,the (; inter-. vening, period „lt is ;not the: tnhsler' who yill sufieii for the'Bqapd’s action is easily/presold. iiv so pitiable an instance of autocracy of the worst type. •He will receive a holiday at the expense of the country, the children will _ become back/ai'd-during hisabsehce, and the'district will lose all, and gain nothing, owing to the obslreperousness of. this ( ni.ysdif my “ sisters; snd couSijps, and aunts,” Committee.# We do'noi: Relieve in,such wilfuL -bungling. , The of the charmer,” and placed themselves in'tt -most ridiculous position. We do hot doubt the Education Board will point out to them the error of their ways, at any rate, they will fully deserve any drubbing they may receive. , „, rt;

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1881. The Hinds School Suspension., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 356, 28 May 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1881. The Hinds School Suspension. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 356, 28 May 1881

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