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0 In North Obina there is great eoaroity c food. Id the Bhunntung Provinoe thi soareity borders on destitution. In the Nort] West, one-third of the people are living 0: what is usually the food of cattle, borees, an swine. It is composed of chaff or leavee mixed with beanp, or a small proportion 0 grain or beanoake. Tbe coarsest and oheapei grains, millet and sorghum, are now regardei as luxuries beyond the reach of the masses There is another class, numbering millions who are living on chaff alone. This chai diet ia not re called by a figure of speech bu literally. In the markets chaff bas largel; taken the place of grain and has its fixei market price. Many cannot eren get thi muoh lesb bran. Tbe misionarieß of whon Bey D. Neivns of Oheffoo is one endeavour t( obtain aid for this olaes, and to improve theii condition by giving them the means of gettini a;littla grain to mix with their chaff or leaves This the people reoeive as a great boon. Tc many, this pitta noe comes too late, for m th< . downward scale there is one more step— 1 Qoffinleßß grave.

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THE FAKING IN CHINA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2154, 21 June 1889

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THE FAKING IN CHINA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2154, 21 June 1889

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