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CLASS II, or Children under 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
CLASS IL, or Children under 9. 1. Write out your favourite poem. 2. Puzzle : In a labourer's cottage were? lying in an ordinary-sized bed, two mothers, two sons, one daughter, one grandmother, brother and sister, one grandson, uncle and nephew, all of whom were composed in four per sons. Who and what were they '.' 3. Draw a picture of a horse or of a cow. » 4. A goose, a fox. and a bushel of corn are on one side of a river. The ferry boat can only take two over each time. For obvious reasons the fox anr goose cannot be left together, nor can the goose and the corn. How can they all be taken across ? 5. Buried motto exrxy \o\exaxdxaxlxt \r\s\nixkxsxm xnxexlxhxaxdxexlxhxaxdxixe.
Disappearance of an Island. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
Disappear ance of au Island. Submarine disturban ces have been frequent in the Straits Settle ments, a British colony in the Malay Penin sula. The total disappearance of an island is now reported, on which, we are told, there were a large number of great trees, 10 feet in circumfer ence. It was partly under cultiva tion. The soil was peculiar, soft and muddy for about 5 feet down, below that hard earth.
CLASS III, or ages 9, 10, or 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
CLASS UL, or ages 9, 10, or ll. 1. Place 15 sheep in four pens, so that there will be the same number of sheep in each pen. 2. Buried motto Wxoxvxrxoxexbxfxrxexaxhxvxrxox exuxhxlxhxsxox. 3. Name the poems from which the fol lowing quotations are made : - " One faithful heart shall praise thee." " His wrath was changed to wjailing." " They are plotting and planning together." 4. Write (not more than three lines for each) what you know of Pyrrhus, Godwin, Hannibal, Dunstan, Rolf. 5. Draw a map (plan) of your house or of your school similar to that in Brook s's Standard Geography for Third Class.
Kruger's Quarrel. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
Kruger's Quarrel. Affairs in the Trans vaal, South Africa, appear to be reaching a crisis. TheUitland ers (that is, men of other nations British, French, etc.) still complain bitterly of the harsh treatment they receive at the hands of the Dutch men of the Republic. The great mines of Johannesberg have been developed chiefly by Englishmen and Americans. Though these Uitland ers are heavily taxed, they have neither votes nor voice in the gov ernment of the country. A meeting to express sympathy with our kins men in their unfortunate position was held in Sydney last week.
CLASS IV. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
CLASS IV. 2 Pretoria, capital of the Transvaal, named after Pretorious, a Boer statesman. Suva, an island off Viti Levu, is the seat of government for the Fiji Islands. It has an excellent harbour. Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is the most frequent port of call for ships in the Sandwich Islands. Callao, on the coast of Peru, seaport of Lima, and chief commercial out put of Peru. Stanley, port on the East Falkland Islands, often called at by whaling ships and other vessels. 3. The following form the cargoes of vessels sailing from America to Sydney :-Lumber, Machinery, Fish, Drapery, Hardware, Drugs, Paper. Timber, Flour, Kerosene, Tobacco, Carriages, Turpentine, Wheat, Cat- " tie, Tinned Fruits, Silver, Coffee, Vanilla, etc. 4. Beneath her torn hat glowed the wealth Of simple beauty and rustic health ; Singing she wrought, and her merry glee The mock-bird echoed from his tree. 5. Earl of Shaftesbmy.-See Brooks's Standard History for Fourth Class (page 27). Admiral Pearson, com ma...
CLASS V. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
CLASS V. 1. Sir Joseph Banks.-A distinguished naturalist, who accompanied Captain Cook in 1768 on his first voyage. He also visited Newfoundland and the New Hebrides for the purpose of science. He might be called the founder of Australia, for owing to his influence the British government decided to form a settlement under Governor Phillip. Dinuzulu. Proved a hard nut to crack for my competitors. He is the eldest son of the late Cetywayo, the King of Zu luland (South Africa), who was defeated by the English many years ago. Zululand, as you know, is now a province of the British Colony of Natal. Many of the native Zulus still regard Dinuzulu as their lawful king. About ten years ago lie rose in rebellion against British authority. He was, therefore, brought to trial, found guilty, and banished to Napo leon's old prison, St. Helena. He has lately been released, and has returned to Natal, where we hope he may long live in peace. He isa bright, intelligent, and educated prince-a jolly, g...
An Ocean Giant. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
An Ocean Giant. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, the colossal steamshipof theNorth German Lloyd line (the German mail line) recently broke the record in steaming across the Atlantic. The distance from Cher bourg (France) to New York (America), 3,148 miles, was covered in 5 days 20. hours 48 minutes, an average of 22.V knots an hour. The distances travelled each day were 416, 547, 549, 556, and 524 miles.
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
A lady who recently returned from a Mediterranean trip says that as the ship was leaving the harbour of Athens a well dressed lady passenger came up to the captain, and pointing to the distant hills covered with snow, asked, "What is that white stuff on the hills, captain ? " "That is snow, madam," answered the captain. "Is it really ? " remarked the lady. "I thought so, but a gentleman just told me it was Greece."
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
The following gained marks this month : CLASS IL-H.J., 50; C.H.G., 10; K.A.W., 48; J.G.M., 48; Viva, 46 ; J.McM., 47 ; M.D., 50 ; W.O., 50 ; T.T., 45; M.McG, 40; M.Ü. (Reddestone), 42; CA., 50; G.M., 45; B.P., 50; I.W., 50 ; R.W., 40 ; W.G., 45 ; F.A., 44 ; K.McK. 48. CLASS UL-W.H.S., 48; A.B., 28; E. F., 39; N.M. F., 38; M.B., 38; H.S.A., 40 ; P.B., 27 ; B.C., 34; S.H., 25; J.G., 22; E.B.D., 30; L.M., 27; K.H., 25 ; E P., 20 ; M.F.C., 40 ; J.H., 40; C.Ar.T.,32; C.S., 26; O.W., 10; S.McG., 24; P.D. (Reddestone), 20; M.G., 30; CF., 20; M.M., 28; A.B. (Henty), 25; H.P. (Yammatree), 32; CW., 30; A.McD., 40; A.M.S., 35; H.A., 40 ; LP., 30 ; A.D., 45 ; V.G., 43; R.McK., 40 ; L.P., 45 ; R.L., 40 ; J.T., 42 ; M.H., 45 ; A.S.. 30 ; NH., 20 ; H.C., 40. CLASS IV.-M.R., 42 ; M.F., 30 ; G.C. 24; M.D. (Rous Mill), 36; H.G., 27; M.A., 3S ; D C., 42 ; M.T., 40 ; W.McK., 45 ; L.McK., 42 ; S.M.T., 32 ; L.F., 38 ; K.C, 45 ; A.L., 45 ; M.S. 35 ; Lone Bush Lassie, 29 ; P.H., 26 ; R.T., 38 ; R.McG. 34 ;...
Hands Across. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
Hands Across. On Christmas-day last a penny postage was initiated between Eng land and India, Canada, Aden, As cension, Bahamas, Barbadoes, Ber muda, British Central and East Africa, Guiana, Honduras, Ceylon, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gam bier, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Hong kong, Leeward Islands, Malay States, Natal, Newfoundland, Niger States, St. Helena, Sarawak, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Straits Settlements, Windward Islands -¿.e., nearly every part of the British Empire except Cape Colony and Australasia, letters to and from which are carried for 2id. Many members of the British House of Commons are now endeav ouring to bring about a cheaper Imperial telegraph system.
CAPTAIN COOK'S LANDING PLACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
(APTA IX COOK'S LANDING PLACE. NE of the most important events of the past month has been the dedica tion of Kurnell-Captain Cook's landing place at Botany Bay-as a park for the people oí Australia. The ceremony was performed hy Lieutenant Governor, Sir Frederick Darle}7, on 6th May. It was to have been performed on 28th April, tile L29th Anniversary of Captain Cook's landing, but the weather was unsuitable, so the function was postponed fora week. The accompanying map will give you a correct idea of the exact spot. It is a popular error amongst schoolboys to suppose that Cook landed on the north shore of the Bay. Every boy and girl who can get the opportunity should visit our " one poor spot of classic ground " at Botany Bay. At Kurnell, on the south shore, are to be seen an obelisk erected in 1870, when j Belmore was Governor, by the Hon. Thomas Holt, and inscribed with an p extract from Cook's diary ; and a brass plate attached to the rocks near the shore, in the time of Governor...
Russian Enterprise. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
Russian Enterprise. The Persian province of Azerbijan, on the plateau of Armenia, has been leased to a Russian company. The province is very mountainous ; it produces abundant copper. It has a popula tion of 1,000,000, on an area of 40,000 square miles. Russia is pre paring to build railways through Persia to the Indian Ocean.
SCIENCE. The Sea-Urchin. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 30 May 1899
SCIENCE. ^ The Sea-Urchin. By "GOSSIP." J X our last issue " A Lone Bush Lassie " suggested that there isn't much "science" about my talk. Well, she was quite right, because I'm only a " Gossip." I never pretend to teach people. The only object I have in view in writing, is to set people to thinking. The next time you go to the sea-shore and come across a sea-urchin, I want you to recognise it, and examine it, and see for yourself if my stories were true. Then, if you want more in formation on the subject, and want to study echinoderms, and hard words, you can easily find good books at any library, and go into the matter more fully. All I am doing is writing a few words, cheer fully, in a way that will set you to thinking, for, as Byron says : - " Wolds are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." I told you in my last that I would explain why the spines come off the urchin so easily. I might tel...