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OPENING OF PRESBYTERIAN MISSION SCHOOL AT WORKINGTON.

 

On Sunday, the new Presbyterian Mission School at the Marsh Side, was formally opened.  The school has been erected in Southey Street to meet the requirements of a number of Presbyterians l

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Professor TYNDALL’s words in unveiling the statue of Carlyle will  contribute
to a national object, the extrication of CARLYLE’s memory from the  rubbish
heaps of a barren and hateful controversy.

 “The cloud passes away, and the mountain in its solid g...

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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DEATHS.
 
On the 27th ult., in Gandy-street, in this town, MR. GEORGE JOHNSON, cattle dealer, in the 41st year of his age.
 
On the 28th ult., in Stricklandgate, in this town, JANE, widow of the late MR. JOHN STRICKLAND, aged 76 years.
 
On the 26th ult.,...
Attendance orders were made upon the following parents to send their  
children regularly to school:

William DUGGAN

John HARRISON

Catherine MILLIGAN

Ann FARLEY, Maryport.

A VERY EXTRAORDINARY PERSON.
 The following is said to have been copied literally from an old tombstone in Scotland:
 
"Here lies the body of ALEXANDER MACPHERSON,
Who was a very extraordinary person,
Who was two yards high in his stocking feet.
And kept h

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WORKINGTON STAR, July 6, 1888, pg. 4 / Sermon by REV. J. HODGSON on the Burned Parish Church.

 

The sermon below was delivered last Sunday morning in St. Michael's Parish Room by the REV. J. HODGSON, one of the curates in charge.  We need make n

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FACTS and FACETIAE.
 
The oldest Westernn Settler .... The evening sun.
 
WANTED TO KNOW .... Is a baker's son not bred to the business ?
 
WHEN is the weather like the National Debt ? .... When it's unsettled.
 
QUERY .... May a girl be said to have a ringi

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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...
 There was a wild screech by “two Conservatives in the November number  of
the Fortnightly Review on the subject to the Tory leadership.

 Both the writers complain that the chiefs of the party have no means  of
gauging public opinion successfully and on...