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To the Editor. Sir, — Permit me to make a few remarks on the letter signed “ Discretion,” which appears in to-day’s Guardian. The writer of that letter seems to me be one of those meddlers, whose highest object is find fault with all and sundry who have got presumption or common sense enough to guide their actions by any other rules than those ho approves of. “ Discretion” says, when young girls have been dancing, perhaps six hours on a stretch, Ac.” When he can point out any lady, young or old, who danced one hour on a stretch at our entertainment, I will pay some respect to the following sentences of his letter. Has “ Discretion” not succeeded well at home in his efforts to christianize everybody, that he writes with such feeling about the grief children cause their parents ? Perhaps our discreet friend knows the meaning of the danse, ‘ and servants lose their situations when they remain at such places until morning.’ lam certain no servant lost his or her situation by attending our school treat, or the dance which followed. “ Mr. Discretion” waxes eloquent about “ married ladies dropping their children down in some corner.” There was not a single child dropped down either in a corner or any other part of the room on that eventful night. I have spoken to the only two bachelor householders in the neighborhood, and they both deny having had to sleep on the floor on the night of the entertainment.—l am, &c., Murdoch Bruce. Seafield, Dec. 11.

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REPLY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880

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REPLY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880

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