NOTICES.

FOUND on New Year's Day, 1874, at BROWNHOW, near Blencow Station, a BOX
containing VALUABLES.

The Owner can have it by describing the articles, on applying to GEO.
JOHNSTON, Newbiggin, Dacre, and paying all expenses.
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LOST,

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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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MARYPORT LITERARY AND
SCIENTIFIC  SOCIETY.

 At a meeting of the above Society in the George-Street School room,  on
Tuesday evening next, the 7th inst., at Eight o’clock, Mr. Thomas THOMPSON  will
deliver a lecture entitled, “Leaves from the Note...

CRICKET IN AUSTRALIA.

MELBOURNE, December 29.

The first cricket match between the English Eleven and Eighteen of Victoria
was commenced on the Melbourne Cricket ground on Saturday last.

The weather was fine, and the attendance on the ground very numerou

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ADVERTISEMENT.

By Authority of the KING's PATENT, granted to THOMAS JACKSON, at his Royal Patent Wholesale Medicinal Warehouse, No. 85, Fleet-Market, London.

Where Country Dealers may be supplied with the following Genuine Medicines, and good allowance...
800 HOUSES DESTROYED
40,000 PEOPLE  HOMELESS.

OTTAWA, Wednesday.

A conflagration broke out to-day in Hull, situated on the bank  of the river
opposite to this city.

Eight hundred houses - forming half of the town - were  destroyed, rendering
40,000 p...

DEATH OF THE
REV J. CLIFTON WARD, F.  G. S.

We deeply regret to record the death, from fever, of the Rev.  J. Clifton
WARD, F. G. S., Vicar of Rydal.

For some years he was the head of the local Geological Survey,  in which
capacity he completed the i

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PLOUGHING UP PUBLIC FOOTPATHS.
 
We find we were under a misapprehension as to the exact nature of the decision of the Court of Queen's Bench, to which we adverted the other day, in regard to the right of a farmer to plough up footpaths.
 
This right wa...
WHITEHAVEN.

 At the Chester Assizes on Saturday, Samuel Little FORD, foreman at a  
Stockport Colliery, was charged with the manslaughter of Samuel POTT a  miner.

On October 2nd the prsioner was in charge of a firing party, when a shot  
missed fire, and...
A very worthy man, who evidently admired Mrs. Siddons, even in her  mature
widowhood, was asked by a friend why he did not propose and marry  her.

“Marry her!” he exclaimed, thinking only of the dignified and majestic  
creature he had seen in Lady M...