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FOUR DAYS OF QUESTIONS

CANON GARLAND'S ORDEAL. Hy Telegraph. Special to Argus. Wellington, Last Night Rarely does a witness have to submit to such a long and trying ordeal of cross-examinations as was experienced by Canon Garland following his evidence in favour of the Bible-in-Schools Referendum Hill before the Education Committee of the house of Representatives. It concluded yesterday after four eventual days, and the committee now has to prepare its report. Canon Garland's ordeal commenced on 'ihursday last when he was tackled by t'rofessor Hunter, whose questions lasted for two and a half hours. The examination went on next moining, after which Mr Caughley, of the Schools Defence League, took up the running till 1 p.m. Mr Caughley spent another three hours on the witness last Saturday, and Bishop Cleary's opportunity came on Monday, when the committee sat from 10.30 a.m. till 4.30 p.m. The Bishop had a huge budget of 2UO written questions, but his cross-examina-tion came to an end somewhat unexpectedly, leaving Canon Garland to answer Rev. D. C. Bates' 40 written questions.

A pleasant feature of an extremely trying ordeal lor the organising secretaiy of the Bible-in-State Schools League was the courteous treatment he received from his chief opponent, Bishop Cleary, who ended his keen and vigorous crossexamination by thanking Canon Garland for his courtesy and the fullness and frankness of his answers. Canon Garland replied that his courtesy was the result of the Bishop's considerate manner, his questions not being full of traps.

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FOUR DAYS OF QUESTIONS, Waikato Argus, Volume XXXVI, Issue 5749, 28 October 1914

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FOUR DAYS OF QUESTIONS Waikato Argus, Volume XXXVI, Issue 5749, 28 October 1914

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