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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,— Oo reading the proceedings of the Education Biatd in Mr White’s case last night, how forcibly it brought to my mind the case of the ostrich poking its head in the rand and thinking it was hiding its whole body.” And when I oimo to the last paragraph of the sentence where they censured bun, how it also brought to my mind a circumstance which ( took place fully thirty years ago. A famous poacher whom I came a goad deal in contact with then was one day very hard up, so. as usual, ho went cut to get a hare, in order “to raise the wind. la goin through a turnip field he espied, as he thought, in tho distance, the desired object. On getting near enough to have a shot, he found it was only a mob'hill; but, in his rage, I can assure you ho didn t spare even ilia " mouddy hillock —he shot it. His anger was appeased, and the hillock was none the Tmw have been indiscreet for Mr White to me the language ho did when ho remembered the tarnio ncisicnUon ; bus it was (uoli-h in the extreme fo.' the Board to shew by 1... -ing on tho “ cap how well it (Hied and packed the tr consciences, as everyone knows, aye, as well as ihe Board, that had th® construction they ;mt on Mr White’s words not been true they would have taken no notice of them, and it was only their truth which oirticd with unerring ami “the bullet to its billet.” Mr Macgregor was quite safe in saying that bo would allow no one to accuse him of favoritism, as he knows well enough that tho public do not know who of the Board is guilty of it; but we know, so does Mr Macgreaor and Mr White to-, that the Education Board ct Otago is and has been guilty cf it- the lort Chalmera and Kelso cases alone being a disgrace to every member of the Board. , . But take Mr Macgregot’s speech. Talk about ambiguity, and it certainly is a marvel. I have rear it over and over again, “and every single individual that I have come across who has readmit is in t..c sam» ■’coition as I am Can malo neitnef neau nor tail out of it. One such said tome; “It seems to be a lawyer’s address to a jury when he has no case and wants to bamboozle them.” It reminds one wry much of Maccabe’s after-dinner speech— On this auspicious occasion.” No wonder he could not understand Mr White. . . , . The fact is, the three men system was adopted, in my opinion, to enable them to carry out what they could not do under the old one-socuring that their favorites got promotion ; as who ever hoard of a member cf the Education Board using his influence with a committee in the interests of education. It was invariably in the interests of an individual ; and it is to bo hoped the committees at next election w ill take steps to have this monstrous injustice removed. In conclusion, there is one consolation to Mr White for his falling in the estimation of the Beard, ho stands much higher in tho estimation of the public to-day than ever ho did, and, I can assure him, much higher than the Education Boatd.-I am, etc., b A Friend of Education. Dunedin, August 16.

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MR WHITE’S CASE, Evening Star, Issue 7988, 17 August 1889

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MR WHITE’S CASE Evening Star, Issue 7988, 17 August 1889