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After a long interregnum, the members of the Penrith Farmers' Club met on Tuesday in their room to hear a lecture by MR. LANCASTER, of Catterlen Hall, on "Our Farming Prospects".  MR. W. HESKETT presided, and there was a fair attendance of members. 

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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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RUSSELL AND CO. v. S. S.  BRIGGS.
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In this case Messrs. RUSSELL and Co., engineers,  sued Mr. S. S. BRIGGS, of
Maryport, for the sum of £3 9s for  repairs done to one of the defendants
boilers about the end of last year.

 Mr. FIDLER appeared for t...
The annual business and last ordinary meeting of the session took place  on
Tuesday evening, in the National School Room, Silloth. The Rev. A. F.  
SHEPPARD, Holme Cultram, in the absence of the president, occupied the chair.  There
was a fair attend...

A writer in Wednesday’s Paris Figaro devotes three columns to  Mr. GLADSTONE,
in the course of which he says: -

“His father, a Scotchman, was a corn merchant, and afterwards  a ship owner
at Liverpool. The King knighted him. The son has not inherited

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On Friday, at Durham Assizes, Jane BARRON, aged 27, was arraigned  before Mr.
Justice STEPHEN, for the willful murder of Robert SNOWBALL, farmer,  Belmont,
near Haltwhistle, on New Year’s Day. Mr. EDGE was for the prosecution,  and
Mr. E. RIDLEY, M.

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SINGULAR OCCURRENCE AT SEA.  -   MR. DOBIGNY, of the firm of DOBIGNY, RHETT and Co., Bahia, writes
 
"I arrived on the 25th November at Liverpool, after a most tedious and long voyage from Bahia, in the three-masted schooner "Seminole", CAPTAIN JOHN M...
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 LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.

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WIGTON B. W. T. A.

   There was a large attendance at the weekly session  held in the
Temperance Hall, Wigton. Mr. D. W. REED, B. Sc., Brookfield,  presiding. Mrs. REED
kindly brought along Mr. Harvey THEOBOLD to entertain the  company, and the
lantern lecture which he gave was much enjoyed.

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CLIFTON WESLEYAN CHAPEL.

   The Rev. H. SYMMONS, Circuit Minister, presided at  the annual missionary
meeting of this chapel on Thursday evening. There was a  good attendance to
hear his lecture on "The Pathos and Humour of Slum Life in  East London," which
was both interesting and amusing.

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ACCIDENT AT FLIMBY.

   When Mrs. A. MILLAR was alighting from the 8-25  Cumberland bus at Flimby
on Saturday night, she fell and her head came in  contact with the
kerb-stone, causing severe wounds. Mr. WILLIAMSONM rendered  first aid and Mrs. MILLAR
was removed to her home where she received attention  from the nurse and doctor.

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POLICE PROMOTION.

   Detective-Sergt. Joseph CARRUTHERS, of Calgary City  Police Force
(Western Canada) a son of ex- Police Sergt. Geo. CARRUTHERS, of  Maryport, has been
promoted to the post of inspector in charge of the night  force. A Calgary
paper states that Inspector CARRUTHERS has a long list of major  crime convictions
to his credit.

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ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, BIGRIGG.

   Special services were held at St. John's Church,  Bigrigg, on Palm
Sunday, the preacher in the morning and at the afternoon  services being the curate,
the Rev. G. H. EGGLETON. The choir rendered Stainer's  "Crucifixion" and the
rector of ST. Mary's, Egremont, Rev. I. EARNSHAW was the  preacher at the
evening service.