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[ Hard Lines. —One of the principal papers draws the following horrible picture of the present state of affairs in Russia Beetle?, flies and locusts devastate our crops. The diminution of our flocks and herds surpasses belief. Diptheria decimates the rising generation. Bread has risen to five copecks the pound, and meat to twenty. All feel that Russia is living, not on the produce of her soil and industries, but on her capital, cutting down her forests, selling off her stock, tearing the straw, from her roofs, the clothes from her back, the shoes from her feet,

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 278, 25 February 1881

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 278, 25 February 1881

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