On Saturday an accident occurred at the level crossing known  as Mill
Crossing, near Silloth. The house at the Crossing is occupied by Joseph  REED,
platelayer, and his son, a boy of about twelve years of age, was engaged  in opening
the gate about the ...

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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THE COUNTESS OF DERWENTWATER.
                                            .......A SCENE AT ALSTON.
 
On Friday afternoon last, MR. WILLIAM TAYLOR, solicitor, Hexham, and MR. BELL, Galloway, as the agents of the Countess of Derwentwater, arrived at Als...
The coroner on Friday held an inquest at Guy’s Hospital upon the body  of
Mrs. Charolette BELL, aged 44 of 9 Fernlee road, Camberwell, who committed  
suicide.

The deceased had given way to habits of intemperance, and had pledged  almost
every thing ...
MASTERS AND SERVANTS
 
DEMAND AND SUPPLY IN PRACTICE..............PART II
 
Let us now push our inquiry a step further.  Let us suppose that all servants profiting at last by the good advice to which they have always been liberalie treated, have by a str...

The Ullswater Fox Hounds will meet on Saturday, Jan. 10th, at Abbey Gate, for "The Divisions;" on Tuesday, the 12th, at Lazonby Fell;  and on Thursday, the 15th, at Barron Wood, - at 10.30 a.m.
 
The Greystoke Beagles will meet on Monday, the 12th Jan.

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NEWS ITEMS

 

The French Government is about to build an absolutely unsinkable man-of-war.  This will be accomplished by the use of a product of cocoa-nut fibre, so elastic that if pierced, the hole closes of itself.

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SPIL

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At this court, on Friday, Mr. R. BELL, draper, Wigton, sued  the London and
North Western Railway Company for £3, damages for delay of the  delivery of
some goods. Mr. LAZONBY was for plaintiff, and Mr. CROPE of London  was for the
Company. A box, co

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There have been no arrivals from foreign ports this week. The vessels  
arriving coastwise with cargoes have been the:

 The Earl of Stair and Industry, from Port William, with pit  wood.

The Harriet, from Dromore, with pit wood.

The ss Swift and Shannon,...
                                       POETRY
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from PUNCH.
 
SONG OF THE FENIAN SCRIBE.
 
A writer I am, of the Fenian Press;
In an Irish Republic belief I profess;
    With my rant of High Treason, and readers so g...