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Female Nihilists. —Upon the active aid of women in the Nihilist conspiracies in Russia, a writer says :— ‘ ‘ I have often heard men say ; ‘ The Nihilists dare so much and accomplish so much 1 ' only because they always have women by their side, encouraging and cheering them on.’ And indeed women are found everwhere, side by side with the male revolutionists —in the office of the clandestine journal,in the secret larboratory, in- the factories among the working people* in the garb of the peasant women, and in that of the Sister of the Red Cross, in the Nihilist mines, and alas, in those of Siberia and Saghlien. In the Czar’s country the woman is refused only one thing—the gibbet! Before we saw the Nihilist woman, pistol in hand, firing at the police, or pasting the revolutionary proclamation on the walls of the crowded streets. : Now we have seen some new types—Mile Lebedeff in a watchhouse on a railroad sitting on a box filled with dynamite, chatting pleasantly with the switchmen and mending a ragged cloak; a beautiful young lady of 22. Mile Figner, nicely dressed, sitting in a handsome parlor and playing on a piano for hours and hours, trying her best; to drown the noise made by the' printing press working in the adjoining room, and giving to her horrible krujok the countenance of an artistic family; an Excellency’s daughter, Mile Perovsy, day by day watching the approach of every stranger to the place where the Moscow mine was under way, and pulling the underground bell, thus warning the miners fco stop work as often as she suspected danger. All these women, well educated and highly connected, leave society in the prime of life for the gloomy mines, the dark forests, and the deep and eternal snows of Siberia; their vacant places will, be filled by new recruits. Such are the’ Nihlist women. And the men. These, too, in spite of all prosecutions, banishments, and executions, continue at their work. Their watchword is ‘Death for death, execution for execution, terror for terror I’ ” Funeral Notices. THE Friends of the late Mr Feed. Brooks are respectfully informed that his FUNERAL will leave the Hospital TO-MORROW (Friday), at halfpast 3 p.m. T. A. GAIES, 735 a Undertaker. Meetings. S RRO W S A PUBLIC MEETING will he held in Willowby Schoolroom on MONDAY, the 9th, at 7 p.m., to take steps to form a Sparrow Club. 727 a S. S. CHAPMAN. D R G HUN T. Gentlemen willing to assist in securing a visit from a pack of hounds are requested to meet at the Guardian Office THIS (Thursday) EVENING, May sth, at 8 p.m. 716 a Found. Found, —a sum of money. Apply, Office of this Paper, or to 'Mr Cameron, Springfield. 728 a

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 6, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 336, 5 May 1881

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 336, 5 May 1881