Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

A Cricket Invasion.

Ten thousand French soldiers and mof than that number of civilian combatants were last year engaged in the neighbourhood of Algiers and Oran in resisting an invasion of a". formidable kind. The enemy who was requisitioning the food supplies and laying waste the country was simply the crickets, which coming dowjn in! countless numbers, had the year previously taken the farmers wholly by surprise. It is reckoned that the eggs alone that were destroyed last year'represented four hundred thousand million of'crickets. The result has-been' thac toi!a great extent the crops have been" saved ; but the victory 1 is riot yet complete, and it is clear that the struggle will have to be forthwith renewed.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18900621.2.12

Bibliographic details

A Cricket Invasion., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

Word Count
117

A Cricket Invasion. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

Working