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Edition: Thurs, May 20th, 1897 Thurs, May 20th, 1897
The frost on Saturday morning was the occasion of much damage to the garden
potato crops. The only garden in the village that totally escaped a visitation
was that of the Stanley Arms, where potatos are looking well and coming up
The residents who keep bees expect a good and profitable season. They are
hoping to have the honey in the market early.
Owing to the extremely cold weather experienced during the former part of
last week and the sudden change in the latter, when it was sultry and thundry,
fishing in Calder has not been successful. There are plenty of fish to be had
but they are very small. The salmon fry are getting down to the streams near
the sea, and will soon cease to be an annoyance to the anglers.
Miss. SARGENT gave a treat to the boys attending her Bible class on Saturday
afternoon in the grounds in Sella Park, and utilised the occasion for
holding a garden party which was well attended. The guests assisted in directing
the sports and amusements provided for the boys.
Rook pie has been an enjoyable dish in many households during the past week.
Rook shooting is about over.
The gardener at Sellapark has been given special attention for some time to
the training of some gooseberry trees, and has succeeded so well that when the
fruit approaches ripeness they will form a pretty exhibition.
Mr. Joseph BROWN, farmer, of Prior Ling, lost a cow on Sunday last. He
called in Mr. J. S. MOSSOP, of Nursery House, but it was too late to do any good.
Mr. WATSON, gardener, Sella Park, has two broods of young canaries out, one
ready for flying on to the perches; these are the first nests of canaries
heard of in the district.