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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...
During Sunday and Monday considerable consternation prevailed in the  city
owing to a rumour that a woman had been murdered on the Sands on Saturday  
evening. Happily the rumour was unfounded.

A shocking outrage however, had been committed on a youn...

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

THE "STAR COMPETITION."

 

SIR: - I wish to ask you for an explanation respecting the "Star" competition.  Prizes are offered for the best list of surnames of Members of the Workington Local Board and School Board made o

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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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       In the midst of the turmoil and excitement of the elections of the
Royal Agricultural Society has held it's annual meeting, prosperously and
convivially, at Lewes. Visitors remark, as a good sign, the great show of machinery
at reduced pr...
A miner named John PARK, 29 years of age, residing at Carlton,  near
Egremont, died on Saturday from injuries received in descending Wyndham  Pit, Bigrigg
Moor, on Friday.

The circumstances under which he received the injuries were these: -

He came to th...
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 ...

 

NEWSPAPER STATEMENT.

 

Printed and Published by THOMAS WILLIAM JOHNSON, at the "Star" Office, 21, Finkle Street, Workington.

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This ends the July 6,  1888 issue for this newspaper.

 

 

 

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...
The bodies of a man, a woman and a child have been found in a  canal on the
outskirts of Sheffield. The woman has been identified as Lucy  Oldfield, and
the child, who was about 12 months old, is hers. She was a  domestic servant,
and had been out of...