CAPE TOWN, March 30, via Plymouth.

The Select Committee of the Transvaal Legislative Council, to whom the  
Native Hut Tax Bill was referred for report, have recommended that the tax  should
be increased from 10s, as originally proposed, to 20s, and ...

ARRIVAL AT ST. PETERSBURG.
 
The DUKE OF EDINBURGH, attended by COLONEL COLVILLE and CAPTAIN HAIG, arrived at St. Petersburg on Sunday afternoon, in good health and capital spirits.  About an hour previously, the Imperial carriage and sledges arrived a

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Items of news by the mail are as follows: -

The N.W. Provinces Rent Bill and Revenue Bill have both passed the Supreme
Legislative Council.

At the meeting of the Bengal Social Science Association, SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
was elected President for next year

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On Wednesday evening the Committee of the above held a grand  concert of
vocal and instrumental music in the Public Hall. Mr. David JACKSON  occupied the
chair. There was not a large attendance, owing to the unsettled  state of the
weather. The followin...

FACTS AND FACETIAE.

"Shall I cut this loin of mutton saddlewise !" said a gentleman.  "No", said
one of his guests, "cut it bridlewise, for then I may have a chance to get a
bit in my mouth."
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HOW, INDEED ? - "Gracious marcy me !" exclaim

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RUSSELL AND CO. v. S. S.  BRIGGS.
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In this case Messrs. RUSSELL and Co., engineers,  sued Mr. S. S. BRIGGS, of
Maryport, for the sum of £3 9s for  repairs done to one of the defendants
boilers about the end of last year.

 Mr. FIDLER appeared for t...

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

THE "STAR COMPETITION."

 

SIR: - I wish to ask you for an explanation respecting the "Star" competition.  Prizes are offered for the best list of surnames of Members of the Workington Local Board and School Board made o

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On Wednesday evening a sale of property by auction took place in  the Saving
Bank’s large room. Mr. William BROWN was the auctioneer.

 The property consisted of two shops in Wilson Street, Workington, and  a
shop and dwelling house in the same street, a...
SINGULAR ARREST AT  BERLIN.
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In the month of December, 1879, £300 in bank notes, the  property of a cattle
dealer, was stolen from a bedroom at the Red Lion Hotel,  Carlisle, during
the temporary absence of the owner.

In the month of February followin...
BANKRUPTCY OF
MR. H. K.  SPARK.
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A meeting of Mr. SPARKS creditors was held at the Trevelyan  Hotel,
Darlington, on Saturday morning.

 Mr. Charles F. TAYLOR, of Preston, solicitor to the liquidator of the  
Lancashire and Yorkshire Loan and Discount C...