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How People Feel When Drmo.— ld a recent sermon by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher upon “ Death,” the preacher asked, “ How should a Christian look at death ?” Mr Beecher replied - “ Well/ in the first place, he should not look at it at all—on purpose. Or, if he looks at it, he should do so only to stimulate himself to lead a better life here, and not brood oyer the horrors of an imaginary hereafter.” People wondered how they Would feel when dying. “I’ll tell you how you’ll feel—most of you,” said Mr Beecher, “you’ll fell stupid ; that’s all you’ll feel. You’ll want to go to sleep. Dying is as easy as going to sleep, in most instances.” Once in a while there was a triumphant or a radiant death, but not once in a million times was there such a death as. is described in books. That was all “ flummery.” Mr Beecher attached no significance to the manner in which a man expired, as it was principally the result of physical accidents, and afforded no test of his moral state.

[For continuation of reading matter see first page.] Late Advertisements. LOST —Between Newlands and Wakauui road, on Wednesday night, black waterproof COAT. Kindly return to Jameson & Roberts. 176 d

T o FARMERS. A Deering Twine Cheap. BINDER For Sale T. BULLOCK

Jameson & Roberts, GRAIN, SEED, AND GENERAL MERCHANTS, Ashburton, HAVE FOR SALE— Woolpacks Fencing Wire, 8,9, and 10 Staples, Stakes, Standards Raddle, Lamp Black Boiled Oil, Castor Oil Kerosene Oil Twine Little’s Sheep Dip Turnip Seeds White Stone Devonshire Greystone Purple Top Aberdeen Green Top Aberdeen Purple Top Mammoth Rape, Clover, Cocksfoot Ryegrass, Gorse Carrot and Mangold Seeds Ploughshares, all sizes Flour, Bran, Sharps Oatmeal, Chaff, Potatoes Rock Salt Tea, Sugar, Soap, Candles Ac., &c., <fec. ARENTS FOR The New Zealand Insurance Company, Ruston, Proctor and Co.’s Machinery, Deering Twine Binders 177 d Gazette in Bankruptcy. V. R. N is a OTICE— The Ashburton Guardian Gazette for all notices under the Debtors and Creditors Art* Meetings. LODGE. The Regular Monthly MEETING of this Lodge will be held TO-MORROW EVENING, at 7.30, in the Hall, Tancred street. Visiting Brethren invited. By order of the W.M., GEO. F. HENRY, 171 d Hon. Sec.

ENTLEMEN who are desirous to \ jj" secure the return of Mr Purnell for the Wakanui District are requested to meet at Messrs Branson and Purnell’s offices on SATURDAY Evening Next, 26th November, at 7.30 p.m., for the purpose of forming a Committee. 168 d AKANUI ELECTION. Mr C. W. Purnell Requests the Electors to meet him at the undermentioned places — BARRHILL, At the Sciioolhouse, ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1881, At 8 p.m. WTLLOWBY, A.T THE ScHOOLHOUSEj ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 25, 1881, MAt 7.30 p.m. a* I -■\ nU-e

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 500, 24 November 1881

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 500, 24 November 1881

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