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COUNTRY THEACHERS TROUBLES

A lohool-teacher'a lot Is, sometimes, not a happy one. A teacher In a N orthern special settlement applied recently to the Board of Education for a change. He said he had been there for two years, and although he got a bedroom to blmseif at ila lodging?, there was not a tingle chair fn the honee— boxes dolDg duty for that article of furnitore. The Chairman of the Board, to whom he unbosomed bis eorrows, suggested that he should import a ohair, bat tbe young teacher said that freight waa high, and, owing to the ltok of a good road, it was difficult to get anything op to the plaoe. Tbe Edaoation Board yesterday granted the teacher's rt quest for a change, and resolved to give some other yoaog man " a show to sit on the box." The experience of another teaober at a country settlement, who desires a change, 1b also initrnotlve, as showing tbe perils of teaohfng life In tbe oouiitry. He ia at present living In a ranpo whare, and the Chairman of the Boatd asked him why la this thue { . He replied, more la sorrow than m anger. " PbUJs how it oame about. I once llvtd Id • boarded house, bat one night tbe settler's wife gave a hostage to fortune. Tbe child was washed m the hand-basin. In a day or two 1 detorlbed tbe 'old m»n,' who believed that ofoanlineis was next to goalinesi, waibing his feet m It, and on the day of the festive icene over tbe advent of the little stranger, to my dlsmsy, I saw the useful domestic utensil prested Into the tervloe once more for aoone-miklng. I don't object to Ihe baiin — everything m thia world has Us oses — but I • drew tbe line ' at tbe eoones ? ' The te.cher is to get a obange at the hands of the Buard ; »nd aa there is no one " next In tconei," he will have to rustloate In tberaupo whare. Thoie who think that a country teacher's life la all bter and skittles will now probably oome to a different oodolusloo. It goes without aaylog that tbe Board does not send ytraog lady teaober ■ to settlements where tnob primitive customs ate In foroe. — "#«Z, Herald."

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COUNTRY THEACHERS TROUBLES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2166, 6 July 1889

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COUNTRY THEACHERS TROUBLES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2166, 6 July 1889

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