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“ All Europe,” says the Nbav Y “Journal of Commerce,” “seems to under the strain of a vague alarm. r possibilities of now combinations avli may soon involve all Europe in a fie struggle are not to be overlooked. At time previously have so many preparati been made, or has a greater milit activity been manifested, and the finam strain on the resources of each nation Europe is overwhelming. The toil feed and clothe the vast standing armi and send out sons, husbands, brothers slay and to be slain. The time Avill co Avhen the masses will refuse to fight their rulers’ ambitions and petty jealousi The standing armies of Europe are ' clanger and her curse. France ah keeps over 1,300,000 soldiers on call, t adds to the* number yearly. The en mous expense of the Prussian Budget ! been such that there is a deficit for It of 10,500,000 dois., and new custo duties anti taxes are everywhere levi MeanAvhile in America the grasses gr< and the harvests ripen, and our nepapers and people quarrel over OAir c poval’s guard of an army. Our lines ht fallen in peaceful and pleasant places.” CHRISTMAS Number Young Ladic Journal, London Journal, Fami Herald, Family Reader, Boys’ Standar &c. Just arrived. H. M. Jones, St: tioner, Baring Square. OFFICE and Pocket Diaries for 18t TT. M. Jones, Stationer, Bari Square.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 63, 19 February 1880

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STANDING ARMIES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 63, 19 February 1880