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A number of small shops have come into being to meet the wants of the increased population; so there seems some prospect that Birlstone may soon grow from an ancient village into a modern town.
Up to the present customers have had supplies which have enabled them to meet the wants of their customers almost to a full extent but there is likely to be a greater scarcity in the future," said the Observer.
An evening newspaper, fulfilling a less responsible place than that of a morning newspaper, and intended to meet the wants of a more chatty and leisured part of the day, will naturally aim at presenting so much of the day's intelligence as is common to both in a lighter and more entertaining manner.