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An Unpardonable Statement. — At the nomination this morning Joseph Ivess, a candidate for the Wakanui electorate, had the effrontery and insolence ,to tell his hearers that the letter signed “ Catholictis,” in reference to Madame Wilmot’S recent; visit here, was >written by an ein-

ploye of this office. We have to inform our readers that; such is a deliberate falsehood. Wo are not in the habit of allowing the samp privilege in this respect to any of our emploeys as Mr Ivess does. Mr Ivess wishes to give further publicity to a'matter that had far better rhe left alone,: we may, state that we have it : from Madame herself that Mr Ivess had frequently solicited her to give one or more of her popular (?) lectures in Ashburton, and that he engaged the hall from the halltkeeper. -The advertisement bVder notifying ■ Madame’s appearance in Ashburton was' handed to us by Mr Ivess himself, and was partly in his own handwriting. Cricket. —The team to represent Ashburton County in the match to take place on December 15 and IG, will be chosen from the following players :—Wix, Denshire, Hosking, Lyttelton, Oxley, Geo. Andrews, Farquhar, Fagan. Napier, Curtis, A. Fooks, Dobson, and Jephson. Church Anniversary. —ln another column will be found an announcement relating to anniversary services in connection with the local Wesleyan Church. Unclaimed Letters!— The following is a list of letters received at the Ashburton post places beyond the, colony during the month of October, and remaining unclaimed on Ist December -.—Ball, Geo. Claremont, Emilie ; Forsyth, Robt. ; Gubin, Thomas. ; Ivey, - John ; McKenzie, Alex. ; O’Keefe, Miss Margaret; Sheehan, John ; Wilson, A. E. Amateur Dramatic Club, — A rehearsal of “The MilLr and his Men” takes place to night at the Town Hall, when a full attendance is expected. The Nomination for Cheviot.— At

the nomination of candidates yesterday for this constituency the following gentlemen were proposed Messrs Alfred Saunders, W. O. Fendall, and Hugh Mdlwraith. The show of hands resulted m favor of Mr Fendall, the supporters of :Mr''Saunders refraining from noting on account pf the Returning Officer taking bfie sliow of hands before giving the various candidates an opportunity of expressing their views. A poll was demanded.

' ‘Ashburton Home. —The master of the Ashburton Home wishes to acknowledge yfith thanks the receipt of a bag of clothes gionr J. B. Acland, Esq., Mount Peel, llliltewise a parcel of clothes left on the srardeuiseat by an anonymous donor.—Mr /Harris will also be glad to . receive dona>Sion4 towards -supplying the old men with a Christmas tree.

Provinces Almanac. \Ye ■ received the “ Southern Provinces Almau'ac” for the year 1882 from the publisfierk, the, Lytteltdn Times Company. -Th(iS , hiakeS : the twplity-hinth'issue of this J sopitl£tr publication, and perhaps is tfie Tfeskthat has yet 'appbared. In 'addition to a large.quantity of most nseful'ihforraa'fciori jjhe* i ailhsAha l c ;: Contains a lithographic mitn ati'driginal drawing 1 oh stone 'of Ohritldiiufch' Cathedral, 1 and : those who have seen the building will at once be: , BtrUck with the’excellence of the sketch.

A Minister Returned, —The Hon. W, Rolleaton was re-elected to-day without opposition for the Avon.

Mb Turnbull , and the “ Timaeu Herald.” —In his "nomination address at Timaru yesterday, Mr Turnbull, the old member for the town,.and who is seeking re election, said, referring to the Timaru Herald, “ A more vile organ never existed. It gets its bread by evil speaking, and its drink by lying and slandering.” The Herald threatens legal proceedings. Free Railway Passes. —A candidat 6 having made enquires from the railway head-quarters at Wellington whether members of the late Parliament are entitled to use their free passes on the railways for prosecuting their candidature in the coming election, he received the important reply that the passes expired with the dissolution of Parliament. The Sale of the Late Sir Ckacboft Wilson’s Property.— ln drawing attention to this importand land sale in a late issue we omitted to state that a conveyance will meet the Express train at Ashburton every Monday and Thursday, on arrival from Christchurch, returning to Ashburton at 5.30 p.m. Intending purchasers wishing to make a thorough inspection of the properties offered will find reasonable accommodation at the Hinds homestead. Mr Archibald McColl, manager of the Rangitata Station will be at, the Hinds homestead on December Ist, and each alternate Monday and Thursday, to meet intending purchasers, and show them over the estate.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 507, 2 December 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 507, 2 December 1881

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