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Unusual interest was taken jat the annual meeting for election of ' School Committee on Monday evening last, the schoolroom being crowded. Party feeling ran high. Mr M. Fagan was voted to the chair, and as Chairman for the past year answered numerous questions as to reasons for refusing the free use. of the school for religious meetings, and why the Good Templar box had been removed ? The Chairman proved he had had no hand in either business, denouncing the first, as utterly un-English, and characterising.the second, as a piece of ■.' !': ■:■ H'..'-. -j j feronce on the part of O":.- ■ ■': . <*■ .;.■.:'■ ■tee," he having no authority at all, in the matter. Mr A. MoFarlane said '.' he J trusted the' new Committee they were about to elect would be what it. should ever be, a School Committee; not a Good Templar, not a publican's, nor a church committee. Their duty lay entirely with giving the best help they could towards rendering the greatest good to their children ; not to imitate those celebrated Kilkenny animals, remots pieces of which only remained after, the JYuy." His I speech Avas received with applause. A ■ rapid fire of questions occupied tsoino time when Mr W. T.; Chapman said ho believed

they had met to elect a new Oommitte'e, and he moved that business be proceeded with at once. -- This was agreed to, papers were issued for voting purposes, and the following is the result:— B. Evans 45 P. Tisch 45 W. T. Chapman '. ... 41 D. McKenzie 31 J.Ross 31 M. Fagan .■ 25 J. Rowe 22 Afterwards Mr W. T, Chapman was elected Chairman for the ensuing year.

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ALFORD FOREST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890

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ALFORD FOREST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890

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