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CLASS V. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
CLASS V. 1. " Dieu et mon droit." Translate this into English, and describe the circum stances which led to its adoption as England's motto. 2. Show all the work of the following sum in arithmetic :-A jeweller has a brooch which cost him £2 Gs. (3d. At what price must he mark it so that he may allow his customer a discount of 7 per cent, off the marked price, and still make a profit of 12 per cent. ? 3. (live a list of English common nouns derived from name* of person*. 4. Arrange the numbers from 1 to 16 in a square, so that the sum of each line (horizontally) and each column shall be 34. 5. " It was the English," Caspar cried, Who put the French to rout ; But what they killed each other for I could not well make out." Could some 5th class pupil enlighten Caspar ?
NEWS OF THE EMPIRE Oppressed Aliens. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
Oppressed Aliens. The people in Bourke are stirring themselves about what they call "the Afghan trouble." A large number of Afghans are em ployed out there with the camels, and the citizens of Bourke think that the men are not fairly treated. At a public meeting they passed the following resolutions :--1st, " That this meeting learns with surprise and indignation the terms of the agreement between the Carrying Company and their unfortunate employees, under which a number of the latter are serving periodical terms of imprisonment, and would urge the Minister of Justice to endeavour to set aside such an agreement and 2nd, " That a public fund be raised in Bourke to test the legality of the agreement between the Carrying Company and its Asiatic employees." Afghan istan is one of the border states of India, on the north-west frontier. The Afghans are a war like race, and the country is a rugged one. Camels, horses, and oxen are the chief traffic-carriers. The capital is Cabul. Among the...
The Best Policy [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
The Best Policy Earl de la Warr and the Earl of Albermarle were in duced by a Mr. Hooley to lend their names to commercial schemes of which they had no knowledge. For this they received large sums of money. Hooley has become bankrupt, and now that the public has found out all about it, these lords are refunding the money. Moral : Never do any thing in the dark that will not bear the daylight. .
Nor Meat, nor Drink. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
Nor Meat, nor Drink. The following tele gram from Narrabri to a Sydney paper gives a terrible idea of the drought : - "At Millie the settlers have been without beef and mutton for weeks, and throughout the whole district the only meat procurable was chilled meat from the freezing works. The butchers send to Maitland for meat supplies ; others have closed their shops till the drought breaks. The water supply question has reached a serious stage. There is a supply in the Government tank at Boggy Creek, but between there and Mungindi, a distance of 90 miles, there is absolutely no water. The Government tank at Little Bumble contains about 5 feet of water. All the private tanks are completely dry. The settlers are fast leaving their holdings."
Eastern Diplomacy. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
Eastern Diplomacy. Oman is a little country in south Eastern Arabia, with a coast line which ex tends about 1,500 miles along the Gulf of Persia, the Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of Oman. The capital of the country is Muscat, and the Sultan is named Seyyid Feysal bin Turkee. He rules under British supervision, and he has leased a coaling station on the Gulf of Oman to the French. A British cruiser sent to Muscat to investigate has frightened the Sul tan, and he has withdrawn his offer to the French, so there may be trouble at Muscat.
A Missing Explorer. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
A Missing Explorer. Herr Andree, Dr. Steindberg, and Herr Fraentrel, set off in a balloon, in 1897, to find the North Pole. They ascended from Dane's Island, Spitzbergen, on July 11th, 1897. Several attempts have been made to trace them, but nothing was heard of them or from them until this month. A tribe of natives in Eastern Siberia found part of a baloon, a number of scientific in struments, and the bodies of three men. How the poor Swedes died we know not yet, but the terrible North Pole of the earth has not yet been reached, as far as we can tell.
Acquisitive America. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
Acquisitive America. Spain owned the Philippine Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. In a war with the United States she lost them. Now the Americans have paid Spain four million pounds ster ling (20 million dollars), for the islands. That is the modern idea of war and justice. The natives ob jected to the rule of the Americans, and the chief of the natives, Aguin aldo, has an army, and is fighting. What the end will be is not easy to say, for if Aguinaldo proves able to hold his ground, people will say that he is able to govern the islands.
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
If we c ai we'll keep our heart up, If we can't, why, then we won't, And the world will keep on moving, If we do or if we don't. Many dowers have bloomed and withered, Many more will bloom again ; And the world will keep on dancing, If you pipe a merry strain. If we can we'll keep our heart up, If we can't, why, then we won't, And the world will kee}) on moving [f we do or if we don't.
Defiant Unto Death. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
Defiant Unto Death. In Bolivia, in South America, a band of about 1,000 Indians attached the Chilian mining camp of Coro Coro and captured it. The manager and his wife were amongst the prisoners, and when the manager found that the Indians would not release them for money, he drew a revolver and shot his wife dead, and then shot himself. Bolivia is a small country, without a seaboard. It lies between Chili and Peru, and the entire population is about half that of Australia. It is a semi savage republic.
Bull-dog Ant. [Newspaper Article] — The Children's Newspaper — 6 March 1899
Bull-dog Ant. A little girl, aged four, was bitten by a bull dog ant a few days ago at Thornleigh. " That pretty little township lies north of Sydney. The bite was painful, as a great many people have found out to their cost, but no evil effects were noticed at first. Next day she was very sick, and had pains in her legs. She was taken to the hospital at North Shore, but she died next day.