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SCHOOL FUNDS.

TO THB KDITOB.

1 Sib,— ln • small township, not • bandeed milei from Athbarton, a oarloas question Is at present exeroialng the minds of the looal School Ocmmlttee* It aeems that the Seoretary of the Committee previous to the present one recently eleoted, was enf rarted by his fellows In offioe with a ran of money amounting to between £5 and £6 to pay an ao^ount to a Chrlstoburoh bookseller for pria.a hooks for the Bohool m December last. The new Committee were more than astonished the other day to receive from tha eatd bookseller an 41 account rendered" demand for payment for the books whioh they Imagined hail been already paid for, and which should

I have been paid for m Deoamber last year. The Beoretary aforesaid s»ya that he paid the account, but cannot tell whether h» paid m cash, obeqae, or P. 0.0., nor can he produce any receipt, and the book* selling firna are as positive that they have

not been paid ( Ihe same Seoretaty also

was entrusted frith £1 to pay the local pnblloan for some ginger pop for the children's treat. It has also bora found that the said publican baa not beta paid for his beer. Now the oaae seems dear to me though 1 a,m only a simple Hodge, yet to enlighten the simple Committee will you be good enough to Indicate what sotlon should be taken against tbli Individual, ai the faots I relate are quits authentic

I am yonts, Plovob. [If the faots are as stated then dearly the Seocetary referred to should be oalied upon to refund the moneys, that !• to cay if there (s reason to believe that he has been gnllty of oareleßßness only. If, on the other hand, there are gronodi for a charge of mlsapproprlaton, then It is the duty of the Committee to prosecute. — Ed.]

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SCHOOL FUNDS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2128, 7 May 1889

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