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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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SPIL

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HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN QUAY, the ensuing Week

Thursday .................................(Morn.) 10 17 (Even.) 10 55

Wednesday..............................(Morn.) 11 17 (Even.) 11 57

Thursday..................................(Morn.) 11 57 (Even.)   0 ...

FIRE. - A fire occurred in Berkley Court, Duke Street in this town on Sunday
evening, July 11, which at one time threatened an extensive destruction to
surrounding buildings. The fire originated in a foul chimney, and was with great
difficulty pr...
 
ECCENTRIC PRAYERS.
 
Some very eccentric expressions were used in the prayers of clergymen of the last century.
 
An Edinburgh minister was inclined to grumble when he prayed,    "Give us not evil to think Thee neglectful of Thine own, for we are Thine ...
WORKINGTON.

At the Workington police Court on Wednesday, Thomas TRAINER,  labourer,
Workington, was charged with having stolen a piece of ham, the  property of Charles
James FOX, provision dealer, on Saturday night last.

Prosecutor stated that on the nig...

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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YESTERDAY’S RUNNING.
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(From our  own Correspondent)

Judge: Mr. HEDLEY       Slipper:  T. WILKINSON

The meet for the final day’s work of this meeting took place  yesterday at
Gretna Station, when a start was made on the farm of Guard Mill, in  a large
f...

Trader from London



The Robust Captain THOMAS, will leave Whitehaven in a few days for London. On
her arrival there, she will immediately load at Symon's Wharf, to return to
this port.
                      Notice will be given of her arrival o...
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...
KENDAL FARMERS' CLUB........................part #1
 
The members of the above club met at their Club Room, Old Market Hall Chambers, to hear and discuss a paper on "Milk and its products" -  introduced by the president MR. WILLIAM HENRY WAKEFIELD, Sed...