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The Young Folks. Between Sword and Precipice. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
THE first ray of sunshine was just streaming along the great white wall &lt;of the Himalaya snow peaks, and light ing up one of those vast natural terraces-many miles in extent, and thousands of feet above the sea level -^forming "the steps of the grand natural stairthat leads np to it, when a young man, or rather a hoy, with the dress and complexion of a Hindoo paliarri (mountaineer) came bursting headlong through the mitted bushes, glancing back over his shoulder as if i 3te were being pursued. So he was, indeed; and he might well r*m 60 .quickly, for he was running for his - ife. The English had lately established ra small post in that part of the tains, and this young chief-for ?g^he was-together with his father .and one or two of bis friends, had made a league of brotherhood, with them, and assisted them in various ways.. But this did not suit the other - chiefs, who looked suspiciously at the -coining of the 41 Topee-W allahon Inggrez" (English hat fellows), and mutter...
A Blood-curdling Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
A Blood-curdling Story, THE Vienna correspondent of the Daily News telegraphs:-At the Hun garian village of Komaroa, near Great Kanisza, a peasant's child had fallen ill, The young doctor who was called in, suspected the approach of brain fever, ordered powders of calomel and. anti-pyrine. The reg ular doctor of the district visited the child the same evening, and confirmed his colleague's treatment, though at first he thought the child had showed signs of swallowed poison. He noticed a bad smell in the house, but as bad smells are not uncommon in the houses of the Hungarian peasantry he did not heed it. The next morning he was frightened oat of his sleep by half the village, which had assembled outside his house with threats, and the terrible news that in the peasant's house where the sick child was lying all had died in the night. He hastened to the scene, and describes it as having been most horrible. All persons in the room had stiffened into death in the same life like position...
Farm and Garden. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
a herd of 300 big cattle got into a tfc field at night on tiro different occasions, and boththe owner of the cattle and ofthe wheat considered the wheat about jramed, and agreed to wait until it was threshed, and what it lacked of making as the average yield for the past fire years would he the measure of damages. The wheat made a yield of 35 bushels-the best crop ever raised on the farm. * # ' -s . WHAT does New York eat ? The weekly hill is an extensive one, beginning with about 110,000 sacks of 4flour, and 240,000 bushels of wheat. Of maize, 300,000 bushels is & moderate average ; oats, about the same; barley and malt, 60,000 to 70,000 bushels. Other items are rye, 4,000 bushels; various sorts ofmeal, 15,000 sacks; cattle, say 12,000$ hogs, 40,000; sheep, 30,000 . calves, 2,000. The eggs, butter, and cheese are sold in packages of varying quantities, lard either by kegs or cases, and hams by boxes.
SHARP GRIT FOR FOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
SHABP GBIT FOE FOWLS. A " fabmeb's wife," writing in the Warming World, describes lier experience of the effects on poultry of the absence of sliarp grit in their runs. She says:-One constantly hears the complaint that after a certain time of having poultry on the same ground, they begin to cease to thrive. And -in - fact the mow perfect the arrangements for the poultry, the more aggravating they are in flu's way. They have thriven splendidly for some ytars, and then comes a season when they begin to droop. The young hens are ! seen moping about, apparently with very j full crops, but when.caught, though the crop I is full and hard, the body is light and thin, l>y and bye one is found lying dead, and then another. If this goes on long enough, there isaiofc a doubt poultry won't pay, and yet it seems strange that with a perfectly unlimited run, this should happen (I am speaking of my own case). Sow I know the reason, and I give my experience for the benefit of other farmers' wives...
Salvation Army Barracks. LAYING THE BLOCKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Salvation Army Barracks LAYING THE BLOCKS. A XABGrE concourse of people assembled in Hodgkinson-sfcreet on Friday afternoon to witness the ceremony of laying two founda tion blocks of tiie Salvation Army barracks, now being erected there. The new building is situated at the rear of the B.C. Church, fronting Hodgkinson-street. It is built on very high piles, and the upper portion of the building, which will be used for religious purposes, is capable of seating a large number. Staff-sergeant Pesfcell, who came here from Melbourne in command of the guards' band, opened the proceedings in the usual way with prayer, after wlrch the band played some selections, but whether they played sacred or «cular music it was to determine. Rev. Mr Bowes, Wesleyan minister, then read A prayer, after which Mr Mayor Milliean laid one of the blocks. He afterwards addressed the gathering, speaking in eulogistic terms of the Salvation Army for $ie conscientious manner in which they per formed their self-im...
L a i. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
i- a I. It was in that birthplace of Colour, the region of valley which lies along the Chat tooga. River, that the humble cabin home of * Moonshine Jim' was located, resembling in itsred.roofed isolation, a glowing ruby in a setting of emerald green, Only by contrast, for the red roofwas so low that it nestled ia the tender verdure of the rich fields that hid all its defects, and exaggerated all its beau ties. Just beyond was another accentuation of colour,' the blood-red blossoms of the cotton fields which, glowed in ruddy verdure all along the bottom-lands, like mimic seas of flame. Over all this gorgeous vegetations arched a sky of -Neapolitan blue, the mid day sky of Georgia, cloudless and with & dome of endless perspective. As far as the eye could reach there was only this one habitation, with its red roof sunken to the ground. But in the low door way was something fairer and of more ex quisite workmanship than the blue skies, or the red blossoms or sweet fields of livi...