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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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MURDEROUS ASSAULT ON A
POLICEMAN AT  WORKINGTON.
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At the Workington Police Court yesterday, Luke MURRAY, and  James M’CULLOCH,
ironworkers, Agnes M’GOWAN, single woman, and Elizabeth FINLAY,  married
woman, all residing in Senhouse-street, Worki...
GEORGE MOORE MEMORIAL  HALL,
MEALSGATE.
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On Tuesday  evening last, the first of the third series of  lectures for the
winter season was delivered in the George Moore Memorial Hall,  Mealsgate, by
Mr. Thomas THOMPSON, of Maryport. Mr. T. P. MARTIN pres...
“WOODWORKER,” an Indian chief, says he has never seen a grey haired  Indian
in his life, and he has seen some over ninety years old. It is because an  
Indian has no trouble, no worriment, or anything that way. Let an Indian start a  
twenty-four col
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On Monday morning, CHARLES DAWSON,  EDWARD GOUGH,  and  WILLIAM THOMPSON, the three men who had been confined in Durham Gaol under sentence of death, were executed inside the prison in the presence of MR. RICHARD BOWSER, the under-sheriff, and his of

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POLICE COURT , KENDAL
 
SATURDAY.
Before W. LONGMIRE and G. E. WILSON, Esqrs.
 
EVADING TOLL.
 
ROBERT THISTLETHWAITE, Forest Hall, was charged with driving over a private road, thereby evading toll, and was fined 10s and costs.
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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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SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS.
 
The statement recently made by a labourer named HERBERT, at a meeting held in Newport, Isle of Wight, that he had been discharged from the Queen's estate at Osborne, because he had asked for higher wages, could not be accep

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CUMBERLAND.
 
The Quarter Sessions for Cumberland were held on Tuesday and Wednesday.  W. N. HODGSON, Esq., presided.  The calendar contained the names of fifteen prisoners, concerned in thirteen offences.  The following is the only case possessing any

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    Some of the most difficult and  dangerous work has been executed in the
narrow lanes and streets. The old houses  in Coupland were in danger of being
let down when the deep sewer was cut, and  many people thought it would have
been a good way of mak...