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JOTTINGS BY AN OLD JOURNALIST. The Volunteers.

JOTTINGS BY AN OLD JOURNALIST. The Volunteers.

Sergeant Moston incidentally mentioned in last week's letter that these are being rapidly equipped with a most serviceable rifle. I have been shown this weapon, and it was explained to me that it was of American manufacture. This is highly significant and encouraging. I strongly
23 June 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
"THE SINNING SPARROW." Are Experts Wrong in Making War Upon it?

"THE SINNING SPARROW." Are Experts Wrong in Making War Upon it?

According to the replies in a recent "Examiner," it seems that the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries have made a mistake with making war on the sparrow. Does it signify that this learned body of men, whose sole work is the study of pests of all descriptions, are wrong, and that
23 June 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
The Balance of Nature.

The Balance of Nature.

With reference to Nature balancing itself and to everything having its mission in life, what would you say cockroaches, snakes ' rats, mice ' and rabbits did for the benefit of mankind? Are these pests to be fed and watered? With reference to fieldfares and redwings, these birds
23 June 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
THE CHANGING SEASONS. 'Spring Has Gone And Summer Rees Are At Hand.

THE CHANGING SEASONS. 'Spring Has Gone And Summer Rees Are At Hand.

June is the threshold of summer. It was of .spring flowers and birds that I last wrote, (in mid-May) in these columns. The year is hurrying on. It is Midsummer Day to-morrow (Sunday). Spring ends with .a great flourish of bloom,of which apple blosgom, lilac, laburnum, horse-ches
23 June 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
Subscription Lists.

Subscription Lists.

18 August 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
LATCHFORD CADET CORPS. CAMP AT NETHERTON.

LATCHFORD CADET CORPS. CAMP AT NETHERTON.

One of the most . enjoyable camps ever arranged in connection, with the above corps was held during the week, commencing Saturday, August 4th, at Netherton, on a field kindly lent by Mr. A. Clarke, Netherton Hall Farm. In the absence of Captain J. B. Starkey, Lieut. H. Kitchen t
18 August 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
Mid-Season Novelties.

Mid-Season Novelties.

Among the novelties that invariably appear between .the seasons is an Elizabethan. ruffle. It is greatly -modified, of course,. but has evidently been modelled on the Worn in the days of the Tudor Queen. Evening gowns are low in front ; but quite high at the back, where they spr
18 August 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
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10 November 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
Phrases That Come and Go.

Phrases That Come and Go.

Our little friendly discussion respecting " savvy " set my thoughts ranging over the general subject. They went back to the period of the great exhibition of 1862, when, with the usual light-hearted disregard of grammatical rule, the street boy _adopted as a common cry, "How's y
2 June 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England
 
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What It Needed. Bobbie had been studying his grandfather's face, which was very much wrinkled. "Well, Bob," said the old gentleman, "do you like my face?" "Yes, grandpa," said Bobbie. " It's an awfully nice face, but why don't you have it ironed?" FOK Best House eoal NUTS & SLAC
2 June 1917 - Widnes Examiner - Widnes, Lancashire, England