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To the Editor. Sir, —Brother St. Hill appears to be a true believer in the old motto of “ United we s ;and ; divided we fall. ” This has been fully demonstrated in the result of the election on Monday evening last, when tint of a meeting consisting of about sixty householders, he heads the poll with 181 Votes ; while our worthy Mayor comes next ilrith only 51, and the rest of the candidates, equally qualified, following at much lower numbers. Now, sir, it was perfectly clear to all present that this was the Work of a well-organised scheme, and I challenge Brother St. Hill to deny that he was cognisant of it. According to the present Act relative to election of Committees ti combination of about six householders i night elect a most unsuitable member, :ind the sooner an alteration as to voting takes place the better for the public jgenerally. Brother St. Hill perhaps feels ■iroud of his position, but I feel certain ■.hat the majority of the candidates would irefer standing singly on their own nerits, polling frcm 51 down to 7, than to ,ie put at the top of the list with 181 votes (chiefly plumpers) by any combination whatever. —I am, &c. Householder.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE ELECTION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 546, 28 January 1882

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE ELECTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 546, 28 January 1882

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