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Established Augusl, 1848. -o 4h4 ortland ua dian, With which is incorporated v1E? ý?ortland ~t\irror. -0 Published at ortlandr Every M3hnday, 'Wed nesday, and Friday Erening. MONDAY, JULY 2, 1894. P. AND W. D. REFRIGERILTING CO. Locally there is little to report since our last issue concerning the movements in connectiot with this company, but judging by the reports of the meetings being held in the \Wimmera districts by our delegates, Messrs. Shevill, McLeod, Hanlon and E. Cameror, good work is being done by them. At Nhill Messrs. McLeod and Cameron are credited ,xith doing most of the speaking, and we are pleased to find the claims of the local company were put in a plain com prehensive manner by both, Mr. McLeod's speech being particularly forcible. It was not expected that a great many shares would be taken up at once in that district, but good sup port is bound to result in a short time, as between the residents of that dis trict and Portland there is a bond of sympathy which will be enacouraged, there is every reason to believe, by both places. It has been admitted this port has claims upon the inland towns, and the co-operation of both town and cotin try is desired just now for the dual pur pose of securing the establishment of our Freezing Company and the exten sion of the railway from Horsham right through to the Murray. The share list is only about r,5co short of the zo,ooo, and it is believed within a week the full number will be taken up and the company floated. FOOTBALL. - On Wednesday next, the Portland Football Club journsy to Heywood to play a match with a com bined team of Heywood and district. The team to represent Portland will be chosen from the following :-C. Burnett (Capt.), Lodge, Webb, Dusting (2), laylor (2), Grant. Thurman, Brown (3), McKever, Ilousen, French, Fox. Stevenson. Messer, Coiney, Row, M\athesan (2), McIkenzio, Htardie. Robb. Maddock, " Banks." Cabs to .ea;e Farr's stables at I o'clock sharp. Fare 2s 6d.-The meeting called of the South Porttand Football club for Friday last fell through, only three members of the club putting in an appearance. rhe first match for the Collins Caps trophy took place on the Hamilton ground on Saturday last, between Cas :erton an. Hamilton. The result was in easy win for Hamilton, who kicked t goals r5 behinds to Casterton's 4 oehinds. As there are no: many teams entered for the caps competition, it looks as tf Hamilton will " win 'em and wear 'em." SHtIRE ELECTION. - A Narrawong correspondent writes:-A meeting of ratepayers in this district was held at H-anlon's hotel on Friday night to see '.hat steps should be taken with regard e the approaching Shire election for his riding. As no suitable local candi late could be induced to come forward it was unanimouslydecided to request dr. S. Righetri. of Hleywood, to allow .rimself to be n.iainated, and a requisi .izn to that effect was drawn up and signed by all present, and a co:mmittee ormned to get more signatures and place the same before that gentleman at an early date, FLNERAL.-In our last we recorded the death of a little daughter of Mr P. rheisinger, and yesterday the funeral took place, when a large number of persons followed the remains to the South Ceme eery, where tile, were laid to rest by the Rev. J. R. Cooper. The father of the deceased being a member of the Port land Band, his brother bandsmen joined in the procession. The scholars of the Baptist Sunday School also attended, many of them carrying flowers and wreaths. A Fox H'rLT.-The last few Wed nesday afternoon's have been devoted :o fox-hunting by a few local nimroi's. Foxes are getting rather plentiful in this district, and we hear that Mlaster Reynard has often been seen in the neighbourhood of Cape Grant. Up to the present the fox-hunters have noc dropped across him, and perhaps \Ved nesday afternoon is not his day out. However, next \Wednesday afternoon, a bIg crowd of huntsmen are to mneet at the Post Office at a o'clock, when they propose to scoure the neighbour hood of the Cape and hunter Master Reyiaro froti his lair. \\'i:h so much cover, hnwever, it is doubtful if any success wi:i attecnd the venture. EN'ERrA.IN1E\Nr. - Another l,.sant evening was spent at South Portland on I"rjday, when the children attending Mrs. Abbott's private school there celebrated thIe breaking-up for thie mid-winter hIoli days. The children took part in the evening by singing and reciting, and got through their part of the lrogramme ina manner very creditable to their teacher. A good riany adults gave their services to make the evening enjoyable, and a good long programunle was negotiated. The room was very tastefully decorated with evergreens, ferns and heath flowers, and in this MIr. A. Morrison and Master MacDonald rendered valuable assistance, as did also several others. \We have not been furnished with a copy of the pro gramme, but the following took part in the entertainment :- M1rs. Adamson, M1isses Housen, Grant, Guy, Morrison and L. Dusting. Messrs. A. Morrison, T. Hardie, W. Adamson and P. Dusting.
WILLI\:.s :ow; Bac-Cs. The results of Saturday's race are as follows: Hurdle Race - Titanic, I; Neli, 2 ; Bill, 3. Winter Handicap-Sign, I; Tyrconnell. 2; Black Bolton, 3. \VWeter Handicap- John Bright, I; Trida, 2; Faith, 3. Steeplechase Vengeance 11., I ; Trojan, 2; Leanler. 3. Saeling Race-Ginger, i; March, 2; \Watercress, 3. Point Cook H1-andi cap--lheodore, I; Skedaddle, 2; Templeste?ve, 3. S.vi ?n tv'.- " Border \\'atch " says : "The l)irectors of the S E. \leat Freez ing Company will hold a meeting to-day. Since last meeting a number of shares have been taken up, but there are defec tions also to report, so that it is probable the total will not be so great as at last meeting." RAILWAY EXTENSION TO MILISDRA. The Horsham people are lie-ping a jealous eve upon tl.e interests of the ex tension from Jeparit to Mi!.lura. A public meeting was held on '\'Wednesday evening, when there was a large attend ance, including several deleaices from Dir.boola and else.vhere. Resolutions were carried to the following effect: " That the jcpa-it.-1ildura railway ex tension proposal having the strongest claims, both from the super:or nature of the country the line won d traverse ard fronm its forming a portion of the scheme for dire-t comnmunic.ation with the \estern Ports, this meeting urges upon the district Parliamentary re presentatives in :.h b Houses the neces sity for strenaut.;uly pressing those claims." " That steps be taken to ob tain and formulate e.idence of the claims of the line fot the Parliamentary Stantding Committee on Railways." "That the Ilorshaim Le.tgue com municate with its allies in the West with a view of working up that district to a continuance of its already warm interest in tile .atter, and if possible to bring increased influence to bear in support of the proposal of railb;ay ex tension fho:u the Murray to the WVestern seaboard.'" Seeing that this district is directly conccrted in the success of th'e Jeparit extensioe, and that the fate of the several rsutes wi 1 shortty be de cided t,v the Parliamer.ntary Committee, the pui.i-: bodies in this district will no doubt readily join hands with Horsham. 1" Spectator." PRisoNRt:s RATIONs.-Tenders have been accepted as under for the supply of prisoners rations :--Branxholnue, F. Lott: Casterton, J. McIntyre; Hamilton, J. Thomscn; Merino, MI. Holland; Port Fairy, Hercules Bros.; Portland, D. .McF Brown; Warrnambool, W. Gaffen and Sonu ; Warrnambool South, C. M. Fussell. D iros.? Dtir..--.Mr. Vesey, the forman reports :--.Mr. G. Cross, the contractor for removing the drill plant, made a start on the 27th, but after re moving the boiler and engine from the site, and carting one load of material to the new site, found that he was unable to carry out the work, and has consequently given it up. BISTT': F.CTroRY.-Mr. J. J. K. Mills the soliciior for the Drik Drik Cheese .and Butter Factory Company Limited, reports that the above Company has been duly registered under the Com panies Act I89o. OCR STEAsIERs.-The Julia Percy arrived on Friday afterdoon, and sailed again about to o'clock on Saturday morning. The Casino arrived about half-past 8 on Saturday morning, and sailed again about noon the sname day. By reference to our advertising columns in our first page the monthly sailings for the ihree coastal boats, the Julia Percy, Dawn, and Casino will be found. BURIALs.-The following tenders have been accepted for the burial of desti tute persons :-Casterton, J. Peachey; Hamilton, J. Millman ; Port Fairy, \\. Rundell; Pcrtland, IH. E. Sampson; \\arrnambool, J. Farrer. THIE TRAIN SERVICE;.-T''he "Specta tor " says:-Man) a long day may be ex pected to clapse before the railway authorities will make another change in the arrangerments for this district without :irst consulting the Borough Council. It would have been bad enough, in all con science, to revert to the old time-table between Melbourne and Hamilton under any circumstances. But after the 1;orough Council had declared a thousand times that the new system is the very test that could be devised, and had even scorned to receive a petition from its own rate payers advancing the contrary view, in order that there should be no possible chance of any other opinion prevailing it is terrible to think that the Coummis sioners actua:lly re-arranged the time-table without consulting Hamilton, the birth place of the All Lines tickets. No won der Cr Bree, in his righteous wrath, des cribed the action of the authorities as a gross insult to this part of the country, the only wonder is that the Council meet ing of Tliursday night last was not too stunned at the audacity of the little people who rule at Spencer-street, to find words for their denunciation. The Mayor disposed of all opponents to the new system in one word-it was a big one and a crusher. iHc described those s'ho were in opposition to hi~ views as suffering from mental obliquity or nlmental perver sit)'. It is not to be expected that any of Dr Bennett's opIponents will come up to time after such a facer as that, and the re solution tthat the several 'Parliamentary re presentatives of the Wimmera and this district be urged to assist Mr John '!Thonm son in opposing the alteration, will, no doubt, be carried into effect -without an)y intcrferentce on the other side. At the snatnce timte a connuntication is to be for warded to the Commissioners, couched in termts calculated to bring those pr-sump tuous individuals right down on thcir nmar row bones instanter. .Ar Tll: MoUNT Gambier races last week six of the events were wont by Vic torian horses, while S.A. horses only secured four. A MacDougaIll. who was hurt in the Glenburnie Hurdle Race, hung on the horse's neck for some time, but losing his hold he fell in front of the horse, and was struck by his fore feet. MacDougall is now recovering. Alice, the winner of the big Steeplechase, has won a welter race carrying the impost of I3st rolb. \W. MacGregor rode two firsts, one second, and three thirds during the two days. THE lease in the name of I'lorence Mary Bucknall for 973 acres, parish of Kinkella, has been revoked.
LOST IN T.iE Ut:sI:.--Our " "'pcc tator" Digby correspondent writes: VWhile t-Fe congregation was dispersing on Sunday evening the painful neiws arrived in the t, wn that Mrs Lewis, of the Elms, was lost in the bush. No sooner vas the report mrad kknown than there were numerous volcniers to form a search party, bid as the nig;ht was, for the a;,ed lady is a universal favourite. About *hree oclock, after a long sea:'ch. she was hanl by Messrs. J nios Simlin and F:.rley's par.y. It appears thit early in the afternocn the took her dogs, saying ;he would go for a shoit wal, andt would return in tine for the evening se rvice. She wai'tlered on and on, not thinking that t'ei shades of evening were so near, tillthe dark cane quite suddenly. After several v;a l attnempts to discover the track, she stumbled over a log in the midsi of heath andl scrub. Then. call ing her dogs to hi-r side, she resigned.y determined to wait till the moon rose thinking then thie fog woald tilt. The rising of the moor only brought drizz ling rain, however, but she mtiade another attempt to discover the track. Fear;ng she might be wa;ndering further froin home, she sat down again, wa iting for daylight. when she was startled by the barking of iier dogs, and, earing the welcome bush " Coo-ce," blew her whistle, which brought kind friends and willing hands :o her assistance. The rescue party lit a good bush fire and sat arountid it until the arrival of Mrs Lewis" buggy, and, this haling come, the lady was safely returned home about daylight." MatuE Istrovrt.:t:Nrs. - Mr WV. Douglass has started ta nmake some needed improvements in the shops owned by hint in Iientinck street, and we are informed that when the work is completed there will be adecided change for the better. CEMETERY (;.\TEs --Mr Henry reports the acceptance of Mess-s R. Kent and Co.'s tender by the Cemetery trustees, for the erection of the new iron gates and road work at the South Cemetery. The amount of the tender was I26 15s. Only one other tender was received, that of Messrs Hardie and Co. at £o8. TrE B.trtA.R'.t .xANK TRACEDY.-The appeal points reserved in the case of John Cummins, one of the Ba-raba murderers, were before the Full Court, Sydney, otn Friday. Mr. Wise, for prisoner, asked leave to withdraw the proceedings. as the points reserved were points which could not be argued in view of the fact that the jury found by their verdict that the prisoner was present and assisted in the murder. The conviction was, therefore, upheld, and the sentence of the law will le carried out. Nothing has been said with refer ence to any appeal for mercy to the Governor. AccotrTs.-- The following accounts a.vaited payment at the local Sub treasury this morning for A. \\'. Fyfe, D. Gorrie, T. Hickey, S. P. Hawkias, XV. Mackay, Pitts an I Hogan (2), F. Spencer, Thos. Smith. AMsLrotE:D Ba1x:sus states he has de cided to remain another fortnight in Portland, and may be consulted at pre mises in Percy street. tie will visit Heywood on Thursday, remaining till Friday eveni;;g. Iot'NT GAM.U!IER R.\Ce. - The Mount Gambier Club had another very successful day on Thursday, the races being well patronised and the sport first-class. The programnme opened wih a win for Mr. J. F. ! irby, for Mingbool, carrying ost 21lb, got home easily from Gort, 9st 71b, with O'Grady, 1,st, third, in a field of 13 starters. Mr. John Robertson's mare, Contention, winner of the Maiden Plate on the first day, won the Blue Lake Handicap. Monte was fancied for the race, but could get no better than second, and the somewhat unlucky Little Martini ran into third place with five other starters behind him, including the top weight Britih Maid, who had gst 2a'b had his live opponents smothered in the and Regulator, 9st s-lb third. The other starters were- Sunfish, Coral, Barbed Wire. MIr. \William Robertson scored his third win in the ladies' race, the Federal Stakes, with Acorn, who carried 9st 81b in the welter race, and disposed of Little Martin Iist solb and SuIt srt r3'b, the second and third horses, pretty comfortably. There were I5 starters, and the six furlongs was by no means the most uninterest ing event of the meeting. The Pony Race fell to Fairlock, with Dolly second and Mulprah third. A nasty accident befel the rider of Minstrel Boy in the Hurdle Race. The horse bit hard and the boy held on to his mnanre for several lengths. Then he fell, and the horse first struck him with his knees and then planted his hind feet on his head and face and inflicted very serious injuries. " Spectator." TIIrAT DIVIDING LtSE.-The Premier is unwilling to accept the suggestion made by MIr Kingston, the Premier of South Australia, that the question of the disputed bou adary between that colony and Victoria should be referred to the arbitration of three of the Chief Justices in the coloniiies. Sir James IPatterson fails to see why a colony like South Australia, whcse territory ex tends from one end of the continent to the other, should be so eager to lay claim to the narrow strip of land in dis. pute, especially when the area of Vic. toria is so very small. Sir James thinks it is time the bocndaries between the colonies were swept away, and that it would be better if the attention of Vic torians and South Australians were directed towards thle early achievement of that desirable obje.t, instead of bickering over a few thousantd acres of land, a great deal of which is of very little value. YE.tRLY VOLUIES Ao;D New GOODS. The yearly volumies of the following books for 15894 are to h:nd at the "Guardian'" Book Depot, Bentinck tsrcet:-Leisure Hour, Suncay at lionie, Boys' and Girls' Orun Annual Little Folks, Children's Friend, Child's Conipanion, Children's Treasuri, etc. \Ve h'ave also just opened up a large assortment of Ladies' \Vork Boxes, Writing Desks in leather and Japanese, Photo Frames, Cabinets, Fire Screens. Pertun;ery, Dressing Cases, Hand Mirrors, and Stationary in all the new est styles. Remnember the address is Bentinck.street, Pot tland,
ERG;::1\NT- .\JoK ALGIL'S SIcCES-sOK - Satu-d a's ' Specctat r ' tells us that Sergeant-Major Algi: too.k his final de pat ture from IIamnilton by last eve:ing'. train for Melbourne, on his way to (;ilp.i land, his future sphere of lab.hur. Iis successor, Sergeant - Maj.,r F. Baker, though still a young iman, has serve ! in the Imperial Army for twelve y, ars. dur ing nine of which he has been in Indli, from Southern Afghanistan to lombay. an,; also in Ilurmah. lie comes from a military family whose male members have served their country since r79,3. Two years ago he came to Victoria, ~hcre lie joined the Victorian Field Artill-rv. which he left with the rank of Sergeanat, taking the position of drill in:,tructor as Sergeant-Major of A Company, the head luarters of which are in Melbourne, which latter he now exchanged for a similar position in H Company. D)uring his round of visits to the various detach aments of the latter Company, .Mr. Baker has made a very favourable imlpression on the men, and there is no doubt that in charge of such an experienced officer, H Colmpany will continue to hold the nanie of being second to none in the Regiment ofV.M.R. I't-Rav M.stIOI.'t..-A -\ emo:ial to the late Bishop Perry, the first Anglican Bishtoo of Melbourne, was unveiled in St. Paul's Cathedral on Friday. The medallion shows a scri ing portrait of Bishop Perry, who wears at his neck the decoration of the prelateof the Order of St. Michael and St. Georg-. Be neath it is an inscription bearing testi mony to the good work achieved by the bishop during the 25 years in which he filled the episcopal chair in Melbourne. By a curious coincidence another memorial was erected to Bishop Perry on Tuesday last in Portlan i, where the foundation-stone of a seaside house of rest for the clergy to perpetuate the name of the deceased bishop was laid by the Bishop of Ballarat. KEEP INFLtCESza .\AwAv-J. J. Couch, Bentinck-street Portland, desires to in form his customers and others that he has just received a large stock of winter boots :-Morrocco, L'evant and Best Calf; quality unsurpassed in the dis trict. I-ADvtr.l The English colt Ladas has won a total of ."18,s18 in stakes. The Coleraine football team beat Merino by six goals to one last week. Separation Day. Bank holiday. Strange celebration. considering we desire feder ation. Haddock have made their appearance in the Moyne at Port Fairy. It is about a year since they paid Port Fairy a visit. The s.s. Cuzco, of the Orient line. leaves Melbourne for London on July 7. next Saturday, at z noon. It is stated that the plot to murder President Caraot was hatched in Lon don. The Adelaide Steamship Company's ss. Bullara sails for the Western Australian goldfields to-morrow, Tuesday, July 3-. M. Casimer Perier says he will "give to democracy the whole devotion of his heart." There is likely now to he trouble be'ween China and Japan over the Corea business. Mr. Glads'one tells the electors of MIidlothian that it is his definite inten tion to resign his seat. The King of Tonga has arrived at Nukualofa, and cpened Parliament with great ceremony. Diplomatic Germany is said to be pleased with the election of M. Perier as President of France. In connection with tihe shearing trouble itn Queensland, there is said to be generally a quiescent feeling. Interesting News from Broken Hill. Developments of considerable import ance at the Central Mine. In Fracce during IS93 thie total pro duction of coal amounted to 25,738,023. tons, and of pig-iron 2,032,258 tons. Mr. T. Cawker has one cf the 63 nominations for the Caulfield Guineas, with Ringer, by King of ,the Ring from Splendour. The cutter Beatrice, owned by the Free Church of Tonga, bas been wrecked at Hapaai, but all her crew were saved. During the outbreak of yellow fever at Rio di Janeiro, the death rate was a6o a day. Thirty-three ship captaius died. Acorn, by Bristol-Maid of Buda won the Volcano Handicap and Federal Stakes at the Mount Gambier races last week. It is reported that M. I3urdeau, Minister of Finance in the late P'erter Cabinet, will be the new French Pre mier. The Commercial .anking Coompaty will settle an annuity of [200 a year on the widow of the bank tan ;ger mur dered at Barraba. The Emperor \William has appointed Count Munster. the German ambassa dor at Paris, to be his representative at the funeral of MI. Carnot. Mr. Arthur Young'says, at the annual dinver of Queenslanders in London, t!hat the annual sugar output of that colony will soon equal £2,000oo,ooc000 a year. In x889 England was producing 280,000ooo,ooo000 of pins weekly, France, tao,ooo,ooo, and Holland andGermany, I20,000,000. A aix-ounce nugget was found in Paramatta Gully, Rushworth, by a fussicker named Crocker on W\ednes day. The R.M.S. Oceana,' from London, left Albany at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday. The mails wvill probably be delivered in Melbourne on Tuesday morning. It is stated that the Queensland In vestment and Land Mlortage Conpany in London has during the last year paid o" dabentures to the amount of £170,000. Anarchists still active. A fellow who, armed with a big knife, followed the Italian Premier about with tl-e intention of stabbing him, has been arrested by the Italian police. The classifiers of the Education De partment are about to issue the Clas sifiers' Roll, a document which will be of the greatest inaterest to teachers generally.
Falcon Island, South Seas, which was thrown up during the volcanic eroution of 1885, is all but washed away. It appears now like a low streak of black rock. There has been a fight in which Brit ish troop:; were engaged, in the Congo country. The only detail yet to, hand is that three British officers have been killed, The trial shipment of Tasmanian gumu blocks for street paving has sold speetdily in London. Over ioo,ooo of the blocks have been brought, at the rate of l^6 per thousand. Mr. Justice Hodges dismissed the rule for a prohibition t, restr.in the Melbourne m igistrates from hearing the prosecution in connection with the M1 el:ourne property distribution scheme. Hostility to Italians as strong asevtr tt'roug.out France. They are leaving the, country in thousands, so;me of them taking refuge in the border province of Alsace -once French, but now Gerraan territory. The war in Samoa drags along. The rebels have made various raids, and burned a portion of the village of Salie moa, but they always retreat when the Government troops advance. There has been no serious fighting. At Townsville the body of a man named Tatton, a night watchman, was discovered under the wharf with the throat cut. A closed kniife, covered with blood stains, has been discovered where the deed was committed. The case ap pears to be one of suicide. Consequent upon the alterations of the running of the train to this portion of the Western District, the mails from Melbourne will now be despatched frori Melbourne at 6.50 p.m., instead of by the expresL train, and will be received at Portland at 7.15 next mornimtg. Rev. Thomas Cook, the Wesleyan mis sioner, says he believes in talking to his congregations in "Good newspaper Eng lish," not in the old formal style of preach ing. We know that old style-firstly, secondly, and thirdly, and so on to eleventhly and twelvethly. Mr. Cook's " newspaper English " from the pulpit should be worth hearing. Anarchists fared badly in Lot.don on Friday. Attended one of the Towel Hill meetings of British workers awl aired their views. It was only because the Anarchist-maligned police were able to give these persons effective prr.tection that they were saved from lynching by the indignant British crowd. The whales, which caused so much ex citement recently in Hobson's Bay, made their appearance on the coast near Warr nambool last Friday. One whale was seen about seven miles from W\arrnam bool and within two miles of the shore spouting away at his leisure. The Cowes correspondent of the -" Herald" wired on Saturday that there are no less than three whales disporting themselves in Western port Bay. Interesting returns from the Master of the Mint. Gold received at the Mint for the quarter ending Saturday last, 257,225-55 ozs; for the half-year, 5t0,288"65 ozs. Of the latter total Vic toria contributed 360,t39.*6 nrz. The \Vest Ausrtalian contribution was 82,764'57 ozs. Big railwaystrike in theUnited States, Eighty thousand men leave work in con nection with a boycott to which the famous Pullman Company is b:ing sub jected. Many lines have been sithout trains for days and much inconvenience is being felt. Danger of the strike spreading. The revelaticns of poisoning in con tlection with the Richmond sensation appear to have caused a considerable scare amongst medical men and relatives of persons who have died. Dr. Youl stated that during the last two days he had :eceived no less than six applications to hold inquests respecting the deaths of persons whose ages ranged from sixty five to ninety years. In each case an inquest was considered unecessary, The police authorities are very much dissatisfied at the rtsult of the totalisator cases in tile Collingwood Court on Fri. day, when some 86 persons.were dis charged. It is the intention of the Crown Prosecutor, Mr. C. A. Smith, to apply to the Supreme Court for an o:der to review the decision of the local justices in this case. An allowance of 20 per cent. will be made on all wool bales not over 3cwt. or exceeding 23 cubic feet in measure. ment sent to Goelong, Melbourne or Stawe'l from stations in the W\estern and North-\Vestern district beyond Geelong, including the Araratand.voca line as far as 3ung hong; Ararit, Maroona, \Vickliffe road, Glenthompson Duiukeld and Mortlake excepted. A method of protecting newly sown grain crops, and at the same time destroy. ing the sparrows and parrots which eat up such a large percentage of the seed, has been successfully practised this sea. son by a farmer at Bacchus Marsh, who obtained from the local chemist for 15s as much wheat poisoned with ,strchnine as would fii!l a kerosene tin. lThlis grain he spread thinly over his paddock, a day or two after the sparrows and parrots had eaten up, all the seed grain left uncovered after the final harrowing. 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