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(from oub own oorbkspondbht.) My last letter anticipated further knot r tying, and if any of the numerous claimants to reaper and binder honors can only encoeed m inventing a knot like the knot matrimonal, they will undoubtedly rule the markets, viz., easy, safe and unbreakable (with any fair and reasonable strain). Our last event was the marriage of James McFarlane, son of oar well-known and esteemed Mr Andrew McFarlane, to Ad* Meßae, daughter of Mr T B. Moßae of Bprlngburn, whose geniality and neighbourly kindness have earned for him the respect of every resident for many years past. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride's pareuts at 3 o'cock on Wednesday, January 29th, and about fifty invited guests attended. The bride wore a handsome lavender Bilk and oaehmere dress, with orange blossoms and lace fall, and carried a magnifioent bouquet sent by Mr 0. T. Smith, of Ashburton. The bridesmaids, Miss Agnes McFarlane, and Miss L. Moßae, wore cream dresses trimmed with lace and cardinal plush. The presents were elegant, uurrerous and moat appropriate. The Rev W. Finlayson,Presbyterian minister,officiatcd, after which tbe whole company sat down m a magnificently deoorated raarqaeee pitched m the garden for the occasion, To praiae the collation on this special event would be superfluous, Mrs Mcßae, as might be expected, surpassing all her past attempts m countless table delicacies. A large three depker bride's cake was c rved by the bridegroom's best man, Henry Knight, jnr, and it would bo unfair to say who was the lucky recipient of the riDg denoting the next happy event, sufficient to tell the young, and as far as the ladies are concerned, beautiful faces, answered "to eyes that spake I again, and all went merry as a marriage bell." The happy couple slipped away quietly on their honeymoon tour wbile the assembled guests dancad merrily till early morniag. Seldom has such an amount of interest been taken as on thia occasion, and that they m»y live long and happily Hi the heart-felt wiah of the whole neighborhood a. epeoUt meeting of the Aiford Forest School Committee was held on Monday evening. Present — Messrs Chapman (Chairman), MoFarlane. Tlsoh, Knight. *nd Evans. Letters were read which had been receive'! from the Education Board, re appointment of master m plase of Me W. Q. Wallace resigned. Out of seven applications forwarded some weeks back : the Committee, after painfully bat cheerfully wading through the testimonials of each candidate, unanimously selected Mr B. Smith of Mayfield (not obeying- the imitation of the Board to appoint a single . man; expressly reoommended by them to the mixed school m question, former experlenoe provlug the folly of snob, an appointment). To the surprise of the Committee whose approval hid been ankolmous, tbe Board refuses to allow Mr E, Smith to take obarge, person*} feeling having been allowed to Interfere, as pan bs proved, and pcsslbly may yet be laid ' before tbe public The following resolution was carried jum con. "This Oomjilttae adheres to its former resolution m choosing Mr Smith, and does pot oonslder tbe Board has given sufficient reason for rejecting him, after sending bis name with ' others to choose from. If Ineligible for this school, the Committee considers that 1 tbe Board should not have forwarded Mr ? Smith application. (This motion was proposed by Mr A. McFarlane, and seconded by Mr Tlsch.) i An application from John Oook of s Sprlngburn to aot »s pupil teacher was res oeived, together with a strong reoom- > mendatlon from Mr T. E. Tcmllnson. i It was resolved to recommend him to the : Board for approval. 1 The following candidates were noml- ' nated for next election of th* Education 1 Board, viz :—Messrs Cunningham, Flnlay,on and Saanders.

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ALFORD FOREST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2056, 6 February 1889

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ALFORD FOREST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2056, 6 February 1889

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