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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 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 ...

 

LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE.

 

 

NOTICE. - A well-known local gentleman, a literateur of some standing, who is at present travellin' in Scotland, will shortly contribute to the "Star" a series of interesting papers entitled "Notes on a journe

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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...
There is a certain man in this town whom I am going to lick  until he won’t
be out of bed for six months after, and I wasn’t to know what it  will cost
me.”

 So said a man who entered a Griswold - street law office yesterday,  and it
was plain to be seen...

SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS.

The chairmen of the various railway companies continue to reply to the
circular recently sent to them by the President of the Board of Trade.
There is a certain similarity in the tone and argumentation of all the
replies.  I

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On Monday night last the members of I. O. G. T. “Hope” Lodge, No. 106,  held
their weekly session in the Templar’s Hall, at high Seaton. The lodge was  
opened in due form by the W. C. T. Brother J. SHILTON. There was an average  
attendance. One visito...

Items of news by the mail are as follows: -

The N.W. Provinces Rent Bill and Revenue Bill have both passed the Supreme
Legislative Council.

At the meeting of the Bengal Social Science Association, SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
was elected President for next year

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KIRKBRIDE SCHOOL  BOARD.
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The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held in the School-room on  
Wednesday. There were present: -

Rev. H. LUMB, chairman

R. H. WILLIS

William MARK

William HOLLIDAY, the clerk

Mr. HARRISON, master of the Board School.

The...
 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...