The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. WEDNESDAY, DBOEMBEB 12, 1888. IS IT PEACE?
The qnestion which on a certain occasion m Jewish history Joram, King of Israel, so anxiously propounded by his messengers to Jehu the son of Nimshi is now being asked with a similar anxiety m connection with the threatening aspect of European affairs. And there is only too much reason to fear that the result will be the same m the modern instance as m that of antiquity, namely, unmistakable and determined war. Straws proverbially serve to show the way the wind blows, and from various quarters there are significant items of news which, taken together, point strongly to the probability of the outbreak of hostilities at no irery distant date, For example, we hear of large purchases of provender md provisions by Russia whose troops are massed m positions whence they :an be readily directed towards the goal m view, and the state of tension as between France and Germany is plainly indicated by the expulsion of French ifficers from the latter country, and the etaliation on the part of the latter, rhen again it is evident that the Vatican, which is certain to be well inormed as to the probabilities of the lear future, contemplates a great war md that before long, as we are told hat should such a war break out the | Pope will at once take refuge m France. 3ut even more striking confirmation of , he opinion of those who regard the mtbreak of war as near at hand is the lews that the leading Bulgarian paper )redicls that a great war will speedily icur, and is urging an alliance of the ' Jalkan States with "Turkey m order to ' le prepared for the corning atorm. It i s true that Wolf! Wolf! has been 1 :ried so long that many people now \ lecline to believe that there is any ; aeaning m the cry, but as m the fable t oin reality there is no doubt whatever l hat the wolf will come at last. As to ' 1 When ? " we imagine that the opening \ ut of Spii?« will f plye (bat (jueition, r
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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. WEDNESDAY, DBOEMBEB 12, 1888. IS IT PEACE?,
Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2011, 12 December 1888