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MR IVESS’S RETREAT.

To THE EdITOH. Sir, —Only a few words are required in reply to Mr Saunders’ coarse letter in your last issue. I never wrote a single line to anyone in the colony enquiring into the public or private life of Mr Saunders, and I never instigated Mr Williams and Mr Arnold to ask questions at the Ashton and Kyle meetings. lam perfectly willing to vindicate all my actions on a public-platform, but I positively refuse to be dragged into a personal squabble. I have neither the inclination nor the time for such nasty work. The present election will be conducted on my part on public grounds, and free from personal abuse of my opponent.—l am, etc., Joseph Ivess. Ashburton, May 4. [The Wakanui electors will be glad to hear that Mr Ivess now promises that “ the present election will be conducted on public grounds,” and Mi Saunders may expect no more abuse, personal or otherwise, in the columns of our contemporary; but it would have reflected more credit on Mr Ivess if he bad come to this decision long before the unanswerable evidence produced by Mr Saunders had shewn the electors what credit could be given to the statements put forth in that paper, and whether the proprietor was likely to gain by an interchange of compliments. Mr Saunders can dread no enquiry into his “public or private life,” by letter or otherwise, nor has he ever complained of the questions really put to him by Mr Williams or Mr Arnold, but of the misrepresentations of both questions and answers in Mr .Ivess’s paper. However, we are glad to realise the fact that Mr Ivess, on public grounds, has the good sense to follow the example set him by Mr Saunders, and which the electors have evidently begun to appreciate. —Ed. G.]

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MR IVESS’S RETREAT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 628, 5 May 1882

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MR IVESS’S RETREAT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 628, 5 May 1882

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