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Formerly NORTHERN COUNTIES GAZETTE.
ESTABLISHED 1878.
THE CONSERVATIVE ORGAN FOR WEST CUMBERLAND
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No. 42 (Registered as a Newspaper)
Price One Penny.
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APPLICATION FORM TO BE SUBSCRIBED TO IN CHILD'S OWN WRITING.

I wish to become a member of the Excelsior Band of West Cumberland, and in
order to qualify for the same I subscribe to the following resolutions,
namely,

"I will try to improve my mind by reading sensible books.

"I will try to write a good plain hand.

"I will be merciful and not cruel to animals, and thus set a good example to
others.

"I will not make use of profane, vulgar, or objectionable language.

"I will try to be industrious and active.

"I will try to be honest and truthful.

"I will aim at the advancement of my condition, and will lend a helping hand
to any of my comrades of the Excelsior Band who may require my aid and
influence.

"I will urge my friends to join the Band."

DEAR NIECES AND NEPHEWS,

I am pleased to see any new names on my list, and hope all nephews and
nieces will get their friends to join.  They need not write the long form
out, but merely state that they have read it and wish to subscribe to it.
Boys and girls between 8 and 14 years of age are eligible, and Catholics and
Protestants are alike welcomed.  They should write and say: -

"Having read the application form, I subscribe thereto, and wish to have my
name put uipon your list.

Name...........................................
Address........................................
Age..............................................
Date.............................................

Witness........................................."

This must be written by the applicant and forwarded to

UNCLE SAM,
"Gazette" Office,
WHITEHAVEN.
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Uncle Sam's Application article will
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Every week, a subject will be given for the members of the XL Band to write
a letter on.  The letter must not exceed three inches of type.  It must be
written by the boy or girl without any assistance, signed, and posted in
time to reach the "Gazette" Office on Tuesday morning.  The best letter
received each will command for its writer a

HALF-CROWN PRIZE.

As it is impossible to suit the tastes of all young folk in prizes, the
winner will receive an order on any bookseller, jeweller, or tradesman near
the winner's residence, or in the borough of Whitehaven, whose advertisement
appears regularly in the "Gazette", for the goods to the value of
Half-a-Crown.  This sum will be placed to the credit of such tradesmen's
account.

The subject chosen for the comrades to write upon this week, according to
the foregoing condition is

'WHAT I ENJOYED MOST ON EASTER MONDAY'.

Remember to write on one side of the paper only, not to exceed three inches
of type, and to post not later than Monday night.

Nephews and Nieces should bear in mind that they can put advertisements in
the "Gazette" for anything they want or have to sell, at the low rate of
twopence each for every 20 words.

Membership tickets will be printed shortly, and supplied to the comrades.

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The Letters to Uncle Sam and the Winners Names will
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