SINAR TERANG Batavia (Jakarta) – Saturday Edition, November 24, 1888
Starvation Begins to Lurk
Various areas are experiencing a long dry season that has threatened their food sources. In the kingdoms of Sinauw and Tagoelandang, starvation has even begun. The Rice harvests there are a lot less than in previous years and the sweet potatoes, taro, and other crops that often help as supplementary for food substitutes are not growing well and the quality is poor.