At the Manchester Assizes on Friday, Eliza WEBBER, well known as  “Mazeppa”
and “Joan of Arc” in the theatrical world, sued the Lancashire and  Yorkshire
Railway Company for damages for false imprisonment.

She had been performing at Preston Theatre, ...
On Saturday the usual evening concert was held in the  Market-Hall, when the
room, as has been on the usual previous occasions, was  crowded. The programme
was equal to previous ones, and the chair was occupied by  Mr. T. NICHOLSON,
who in opening the p...
FRIDAY MORNING

Service - Sir J. ROGERS in F.

FRIDAY EVENING

King in F.

Anthem - “Hear the Voice” - HOPKINS

SATURDAY MORNING

Service - Best in D (chant).

Anthem - “Hallelujah! What are these?” STAINER

SATURDAY EVENING.

Service - Stanford in B flat.

An...
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...

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 At the usual meeting of this Board yesterday, the Clerk  stated that a man
named BELL, a barber at Cleator Moor, had been brought before  the magistrates
and convicted of ill treating an apprentice who had formerly  been in the
Workhouse.

Mr. MUSGRAVE s...
WIGTON.

At the Wigton Police Court on Friday, John STUBBS, dock labourer,  at
Silloth, but who comes from Longtown, was charged with stealing £4  10s  in gold and
some silver from the person of David PUGH, master of the Amity, of  Carnarvon,
now lying in...


       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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800 HOUSES DESTROYED
40,000 PEOPLE  HOMELESS.

OTTAWA, Wednesday.

A conflagration broke out to-day in Hull, situated on the bank  of the river
opposite to this city.

Eight hundred houses - forming half of the town - were  destroyed, rendering
40,000 p...

 

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The French Government is about to build an absolutely unsinkable man-of-war.  This will be accomplished by the use of a product of cocoa-nut fibre, so elastic that if pierced, the hole closes of itself.

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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.