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["Evening P*«."] Thin correspondence baa now been printed la full, as. presented to Parliament, and a oarefnl perusal of It shovts that his Honor the Judge has very mnob the beat of the argument. Tbo Honorable the Ministers do not figure well m it. Mr Elfslop la particular shows np vary badly indeed, bis carping, bitter, c-ffioiousoeaa being conspicuous In almoat every line. Bjth Ministers seem to have addressed the Judge m a manner entirety unbeooming his position »nd theirs, and if he retaliated with exceaaive vleor he oertalnly hud great provocation, The Ministerial attempt to throw a elur on bis oharao'er, by insinuating that he waa corruptly Influenced m his conduct as n Judge, must be pvououtioed to have entirely failed. It was a most improper attempt to make, and Judge Ward's vindication can be aocppted aa excloalve, The same oan eoaroely be sold retarding the oounter charge against Me Hulop of hl« having been influenced m hla conduct at a Mtnlßtor by hla profe?alonal business relatlonj, although we will not go bo far as to aay that ihe e.harge 1b sbaulutaly established. It would have been better, however, had Mr HUlnp avoided givlDg ojrounda for even a »u«p!oion on the subject by restraining from in'erferlng In a matter entlraly outside his own depart* , ment. The correspondence towards the o'oae is pretty eptoy on both s!de». The moat amaßinft part of it U to fiod Me Hlnlnp lecturing Judge Ward on law, aod laying down its * ' elementary principles " to a gentlemm whe it Acknowledged to be one of the ablest members of his profeaaion m bo oolouy.

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THE WARD-HISLOP-FERGUS CORRESPONDENCE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2186, 30 July 1889

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THE WARD-HISLOP-FERGUS CORRESPONDENCE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2186, 30 July 1889