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RUN WITH MR. LANCAKE'S
OTTER HOUNDS.
 
    Bromfield was awakened early on Monday morning last by the music of Mr. LANGCAKE's game little pack giving mouth in grand style.
 
    Will BARNES, the able huntsman, led the dogs on to the scent. The "varmint" proved to be a full grown dog foumart, and very swift in his movements, for it taxed the energies of both men and dogs to keep up with him. The foumart headed for Southerfield, then executed a fine retrograde movement by which he was enabled to make tracks for the Holme Dnb (sp.?), then on to Mealrigg, and after some skulking and dodging, was forced to make for Langrigg, heading once again for the meadows, where gallant little "Turpin" killed him.
 
    The master of the pack and his cousins, the Messrs. BARNES, of Langrigg, were in at the finish.
 
 
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THE MANAGEMNT OF THE
LIFEBOAT AT MARYPORT.
 
    An inquiry into the management of the lifeboat at Maryport took place in this town, yesterday. Our reporter attended it, but was told that it was to be private. The gentleman  who told him was good enough to intimate that we would be supplied with a report of the proceedings. The report, however, has not reached us.
 
 
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A CURIOUS FIND.
 
    On Monday last while some work men were employed in removing turf for the purpose of making a lawn tennis ground at Brooklands, the residence of Mr. P. de E. COLLIN, they unearthed the upper protion of a Roman quern, or hand mill, near the surface.
 
    Brooklands is situate about 300 yards to the south-west of the Roman-road leading from the station at Maryport to that at Papcastle.
 
 
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QUEEN'S COUNSEL.
 
    An eminent Queen's Counsel, who has found time in the midst of legal work to amass one of the finest collections of postage-stamps in this country, has decided to part with it to a French collector even more highly esteemed in the postage stamp world.
 
    The price given is £8,000 - a truly marvellous sum for a batch of defaced postage tokens.
 
 
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