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Parliamentary Gossip.

[SPEf'IAL TELEGRAM FROM OTJK OWN CORRESPONDENT. ] Wellington, July 11. "dummyism." I hear, m regard to the " dummyism " inquiry, that Mr Maitland, of the Crown Lands office, m his evidence, stated that " dummyism " has been unknoAvn of late years, and that the nearest approach to it is putting m duplicated applications from members of one family, m order to afford better chances of obtaining land for joint settlement. . r , , PRIVATE SCHOOLS. According to a return just published, there 'were last\year, as many as! 283 private sdhools m the Colony, with 1686 teachers aud 13,458 scholars, the average daily attfendanoq being 10,396. This was a falling off of six schools and 395 scholars as compared with the 1888 totals. The attendance at the Roman Catholic schools m >I)ecember last was 9,024 scholars^ m 95 schools—a decrease of one, school and 322 scholars during the year.

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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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