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A Pie a eoe the Nihilists. —A Russian Nihilist in England has offered the followr ing plea for the justice of the attempted , assassination of the Czar :—“ English i journals,” writes the Russian, -l are making a mighty to-do about the i ‘ atrocious ’ attempt on the Czar. They ■ cry out because we have striven to slay ■ the good Alexander. Let us see how logical they are. A man named Paine is i being tried for his life for having given a woman brandy in order that she might ; drink herself to death; at least, this is ■ what is alleged of him. Should he be condemned, not one of them will have a word of pity, and his condemnation will certainly not be called ‘ atrocious.’ Now, in 1862 a powerful teetotal movement began in Russia, and as every solemn pledge is taken—according to the custom—in church, the priests were obliged to : assist in the ceremony. The new‘disease’ i spread very rapidly and the effects on the revenue were becoming apparent. Whereupon the Tsar issued a ukase commanding the dissolution of the Society of Abstainers, and the apostles of temperance were forced either to keep absolute silence or to work secretly. In one case a single woman is the victim; in the other case eighty millions of our countrymen are refused all release from the national vice of drunkenness which is destroying our peasantry body and soul. The English writers condemn Paine, and called the Tsar blessed, although the latter has a hundred crimes on his shoulders equal to the crime of crushing the temperance movement.” Exhltmatiox.—Application was recently made to the Prussian Home Ministry by the near relatives of a wealthy and eccentric old lady who died at Peri in early in February last, for permission to exhume her body, upon the following grounds:—The deceased, who, though she lived in a manner little short of penurious, was known to possess a large fortune in Government and railway stock, had expressed, a few hours before her death, the wish to he buried in the old clothes she was accustomed to wear in the house, and which she kept on throughout her last illness. Her relatives naturally complied with her death-bed instructions, and, after her body had been consigned to the earth, proceeded to take an inventory of her effects, and to search for the assignments of scrip and other property. As, however, their anxious and exhaustive investigations bore no fruit in the way of valuable documents, they came to the conclusion that their defunct kinswoman, desirous not to be parted from her property even in the grave, had sewn up her stock vouchers, and so forth, in the lining of the thread-bare gown in which they had laid her to rest. They have, therefore, petitioned the State authorities for leave to take up the miserly old dame’s body, upon the chance of finding their inheritance ingeniously concealed among the folds of its mortuary garment. Their application has been submitted to the legal advisers of the Prussian Crown, who will decide whether or not it may be legally granted ; and the result of the deliberations now pending upon this singular case is awaited with considerable interest by the Berlin public. Holloway’s Pills.—lmportant for the Delicate.—lt is difficult to determine which is the more trying to the human constitution—the damp, cold days of the autumn and winter,or the keen, dry, easterly winds of springs Throughout the seasons good health may be maintained by occasional doses of Holloway’s Pills, which purify the blood and act as wholesome stimulants to the skin, stomach, liver, bowels, and kidneys. This celebrated medicine needs but a fair trial to convince tire ailing and desponding that it will restore and cheer them without danger, pain, or inconvenience, as by a timely recourse to them the first erring funcaion maybe reclaimed, suffering may be soared and life saved.—Advt,

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 122, 6 July 1880

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