To the Editor. Sir, —Yonr Tuesday’s issue stated that it was intended to ask the Mayor to proclaim a half holiday on the occcasio n of the laying of the foundation stone of the Masonic Hall. I presume this is but a joke. As a rule, colonists are ever ready for recreation, but to call upon a whole town to give undue prominence to every ceremony, service, or tea-meeting that comes off out of respect to a Mayor’s request savours so much of an impudence that no good citizen would hardly desire to be credited with. Should such a request be presented to the Mayor, I, for one, hope he will display his good sense by refusing it, and let all such matters stand on their own merits. Fancy the Wesleyans asking for a half holiday for their tea meeting on the 10th !-Yours, Ac., Townsman. Dec. 4, 1879.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 31, 6 December 1879
HOLIDAYS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 31, 6 December 1879
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