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A Plea fur Mothers-in-Law :—“ It is worthy of notice that the mother-in-law is never spoken of with disrespect in the Bible. Ruth, the most charming woman in the Old Testament history, obtained a husband and an immortality of admiration because she loved her mother-in-law, and treated her kindly. One of the signs of the troublesome times that are to come upon the earth will be that the daughter -in - law shall be against the mother-in-law, and the mother-in-law against the daughter-in-law. Possibly we may attribute the fall of man to the fact that Adam had no mother-in-law to look after him and his wife, and to warn them, as the efficient mother-in-law always will, against doing wrong. Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived, .and he had 700 mothers-in-law, unless some of his wives were orphans, and there is not a reproachful word concerning them in any of his writings. The modern man who has but one, and who growls about her, ought to consider this and refrain. ” A Ghostly Vandal. —A singular claim for the recovery of 30,000 fr. has been brought against a priest in the neighborhood of Madrid by the heir of a connoisseur whom ho had attended in his last moments. 'The plaintiff alleges that the defendant refused to absolve the dying man until he had burned two valuable paintings, by Reubens, as ho objected to them from a moral point of view, and that this act of vandalism had injured the 1 estate to the extent mentioned. The Court has not, as yet, given its judgment in the case.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 8, 14 October 1879

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 8, 14 October 1879