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An inquest was held by the County Coroner at Failsworth, on Tuesday  into the
cause of the death of a handloom weaver, named Simeon POLLITT, aged 71  years.

In the month of January the deceased was called to see a dog which was ill,  
and he administ...
 
From TOMMY TODDLE'S Comic Almenac.
 
HINTS ON ETTYCUT, WHEN YO' GOA TUL A PUBLIC DINNER.
 
Iv yo happen a have a goose ta carve, just mind and slip it off t'plate onta sumboddy's knee, an then beg their pardon, an saay yor varry glad they catch'd it soa...

 

LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE.

 

 

NOTICE. - A well-known local gentleman, a literateur of some standing, who is at present travellin' in Scotland, will shortly contribute to the "Star" a series of interesting papers entitled "Notes on a journe

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Mr. Craig SELLAR, M. P., writing to his constituents at Jedburgh,  states
that the great measure of next session will, in all probability, be a  Local
Government Bill of a comprehensive character, for which there is more  necessity
in England than in Sc...

Education/School Ads.

THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BAMPTON, WESTMORLAND.

BOARDERS are received.  Terms moderate.  Diet Liberal.
with all the comforts of a home.  For references, &c., apply to:

T. COX, B.A.
Head Master

Dec. 18th, 1873.

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BOARDING & DAY SCHO

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A Bill has just recently been introduced into the Legislature of the  State
of New York, has been read twice, and referred to the Game Law Committee,  who
have reported favorably thereon.

The new Act is in fact an amendment of a section in the...
PIGEON SHOOTING MATCH AT  
WORKINGTON.
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On Tuesday afternoon a pigeon shooting match took place at  Workington in a
field near Siddick Junction,  between George LOWDEN, of  Frizington, and Joseph
PINGUCY, of Workington. The following was the result,  ...
ADVERTISEMENT

To the NOBILITY, GENTRY, &c.

THE famous MRS. BERNARD (from BERLIN in BRANDENBURGH) is possessed of an infallible secret for cleansing the teeth, and rendering them as white as alabaster, notwithstanding they may be as black as coal;  rema...

BLEAYMIRE - At Penrith, on the 4th instant, DOROTHY, widow of the late THOMAS DOBSON BLEAYMIRE, Esq., in her 86th year.
 
BELL - In Middlegate, Penrith, on the 2nd inst., MARY, wife of MR. LANCELOT BELL, plumber, aged 26 years.
 
BARNS - At Grey Mouth, N

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KESWICK PETTY SESSIONS,  Saturday.
 
Before T. S. SPEDDING,   WM. OXLEY,  and   H. A. SPEDDING, Esqrs., and the  REV. H. M. SHORT.
 
A QUESTION OF TIME.
 
SUSANNAH GRISEDALE, a married woman, wife of NORMAN GRIZEDALE, was charged with having perjured herse...