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At tho last meeting of a Northern Board of Education some correspondence was read from the teacher of a country school inquiring from the Board whether the Committee had power under the regulations to prohibit corporal punishment in the public schools. He stated that he had deferred to the views of the chairman of the Committee on that head, but that the result had proved a failure. "One in the Neighborhood" now writes :—" The Committee does not object to the cane, if judiciously applied ; bat as the members are of opinion that the teacher does not know where to draw the line, they did it for him by passing the following resolution :—' That as the teacher appears to forget himself when punishing children under his charge, the Committee requires him to cease corporal punishment. This was passed unanimously." It is stated that Te Eooti intends to go to Auckland shortly to apply to the Supreme Court that the order calling upon him to find sureties of the peace be Bet aside. The record of the conviction of Te Kooti has not yet been filed in the Supreme Court. In the event of its not being done a writ of certiorari will be moved for,

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Evening Star, Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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