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ALBANY STREET SCHOOL COMMITTEE.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—l am and always have been a supporter of your paper, and I siw last night in it the report of a row among the committeemen of this district, which seemed to me altogether out of place ; indeed it is both a shame and a disgrace. It is eatlsfaction to find, however, that the disturbing element have resigned, and a good job too. lam a working man, and not used to wiitiog letters, but am interested in the school. My children go there, and ever since ray advent to the colony I have attended the annual election, always supporting two and often the three ; but never again shall either of them have my vote. If Mr Frcdiie, who is especially assailed, and the other members are such bad men as the retiring members would have us believe, the more reason why the good men should remain and prevent them from doing wrong. They evidently weighed the cause of the children (which they held so dear) and their duties to their parents, the householders, in the balance with their own risk of contamination ; but self prevailed—cause and duty went up. They have put a rod in pickle for themselves by their cowardly conduct in retiring the moment a difficulty arose. I consider their resignation a distinct breach of faith towards myself and their other supporters, and in Mr Smith’s letter I see he has the cool cheek to already talk of coming forward again. I warn him atd his two mates that householders will not throw away their votes on them. No explanation that they can make will atone for the’r throwing us over on account of their differences with their fellow committeemen. Depend upon it, sir, wo will not forget it. What guarantee have we that they will not do the same again if all their clique be not elected ? My regard for my children ptompts me to write, and my common sense rebels at the prospect of again being cajoled by the shallow pretence of such will-o’-the-wisps; the more so as they now attempt to vilify men, some of whose shoe latcheta I know they are not worthy to unloose.—l am, etc., James Montgomery. Dunedin, June 10.

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ALBANY STREET SCHOOL COMMITTEE., Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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ALBANY STREET SCHOOL COMMITTEE. Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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