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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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This young lady, who has been conducting  mission services in the Primitive
Methodist Chapel, Maryport, during the last  six weeks and attracting very
large audiences of all denominations of  Christians, is, we understand about to
leave Maryport for ano...

We regret to announce the death, yesterday morning, of Mr.  WILSON, of
Shotley Hall, at the age of 80 years.

Mr. WILSON was highly respected in both East Cumberland and in  
Northumberland, and his public spirit, especially in encouraging the finer  

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EDUCATION
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CROSS STREET ACADEMY, WHITEHAVEN
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MR. PENNINGTON
( Formerly of Chester College, and for the last eight years Master of Trinity
School, in this town,)



       Respectfully informs the inhabitants of Whitehaven and it's vici...
William James HOLLAND, (the younger), of Maryport, carter, was charged with  
having cruelly worked a horse whilst in an unfit condition, on the 6th of  
October last.

Mr. Frederick ROBINSON, Inspector of the Society for the Prevention of  
Cruelty to An...
THE WEDDING DAY.

I called her baby once; she lay

 A helpless burden in Love’s arms;

I curled the rings of shining gold,

 And watched the swift unfolding charms;

I sang her lullabies each eve,

 I tucked her up, with a kiss on kiss,

A thought the world...


       The nomination of two candidates to represent the western division of
this county took place at Cockermoputh on Tuesday, the 13th July. There being
no opposition to the election of Captain LOWTHER and Mr. IRTON, of IRTON Hall,
the proceedi

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On Monday, No. 4 submerged girder of the Tay Bridge was brought ashore.  In
this girder the guard’s van and second class carriage were encased, and to it  
much importance was attached. The iron work now discovered shows unmistakable  
evidence that

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A KEEPER SHOT BY POACHERS NEAR ORMSKIRK.
 
Between twelve and one o'clock on Monday morning a gamekeeper named JAMES LEYLAND, in the service of LORD SKELMERSDALE, was shot by a gang of poachers.
 
At the time named, LEYLAND was passing over Hoscar Moss,...
 Mr. J. WEBSTER, Coroner for the Lordship of Egremont, held an inquest  at
the Bugle Horn Inn, Parton, on  Monday afternoon last, touching on the  death of
a child two months old, named John MYERS, the son of John MYERS, a  drayman
residing at Parton.

 F...
 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.