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Sir Michael HICKS-BEACH enters upon his 66th year today.
 

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The Rev. F. K. FELL was inducted into the living of Holy Trinity, Whitehaven on Friday.
 

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Miss. SIMPSON, Beaconsfield House, Penrith, has given £1,000 for the purpose of establishing another lifeboat at Hull.
 

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Mr. RANDLES, M. P., has been assisting the Conservative candidate at Devonport, and had a cordial reception at a mass meeting on Saturday night.
 

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The marriage between Mr. J. TORBECK, Crackenthorpe Hall, Appleby and Miss. F. Hostle HENLEY will take place very quietly in London on November 12th.
 

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The “Gazette” states that supernumerary Major the Hon. Lieutenant-Colonel JENKINS, 3rd Border Regiment, has been absorbed into the establishment of the regiment.
 

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Mr. John TOMLINSON, of Egremont, left by train on Friday night for South Africa. He sailed per R.M.S. Galeka from Southampton for Cape Town on Saturday.
 
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Brigham Hill has been purchased by Mr. John WILLIAMSON, J.P., C.C., of Maryport, and we understand that he will shortly enter into residence.
 

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The Rev. C. B. S. GILLINGS, of Whitehaven will occupy the pulpit at Christ Church, Great Broughton, on the occasion of the Harvest thanksgiving on Thursday. Continuation services on the Sunday following.
 

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Princess Louise and the Duke of Argyll having concluded their visit to the Earl and Countess of LONSDALE at Lowther, went on Saturday to Brougham Hall, on a weekend visit to Lord and Lady BROUGHAM. They left Penrith on Monday night for London.
 

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Mr. W. SPOONER, Appleby, has been presented with a medal from the Committee of the Ullswater Sports on the occasion of his winning the obstacle race for the fourteenth time. The medal, which is silver, bears a suitable inscription.
 

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The sub-postmastership of Frizington vacant by the resignation of Mr. GIBSON has been filled by the appointment of Mr. Joseph YATES, station master, Cleator Moor Joint Station, who has been in the railway station service for about 32 years.
 
 
 
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A marriage has been arranged and will shortly take place between Charles STIRLING, of Fairburn, Muir-of-Ord, and 17, Ennismore Gardens, London, and Monti Garden Alston, daughter of Mr. Charles ALSTON, of Letterewe, Loch Awe, Argyllshire.
 
 
 
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The “Gazette” notifies that Surgeon Captain J. E. BOWSER, M. B., Westmorland and Cumberland Imperial Yeomanry, resigns his commission, and receives a new commission subject to the provisions of the Militia and the Yeomanry Act, 1901 retaining his present rank and seniority.
 

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The “Gazette” states that among the promotions in the service of officers for service during the South African War, Captain (temporary Major) L. H. CAIRD, of the Border Depot, and Captain E. M. DUNNE, formerly of the Border regiment have been granted the substantive rank of Major.
 

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Mr. John WILSON jun., son of Mr. WILSON, clothier, Maryport, sailed on Thursday for Montreal from Liverpool, per the s.s. Tunisian, one of the Allan Liners. He will then proceed by rail to Winnipeg. Mr. WILSON, who is only 21, has secured an appointment in the Union Bank of Quebec.
 

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Through the instrumentality of Mrs. CRAIG (Lamplugh Rectory) who has collected sufficient money to defray the cost of the same, a silver flagon will shortly be obtained for Communion use in the parish church. The want of such an article has been felt for some time, and Mrs. CRAIG is deserving of praise for her efforts.
 

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A trained nurse is expected in the course of a week or so, to commence duties at Lamplugh, where she will be located. Her services, however, will also be open to the Dean District, and no doubt will be very acceptable and useful in such scattered places, where sometimes it is difficult to procure a doctor.
 

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There was placed on view on Friday, in the shop window of Mr. John TURNER, Rowrah, a handsome marble clock (bearing a suitable inscription) which, along with a gent’s easy chair, is to be presented to Sergt. Robt. PEARSON, at Lamplugh School, on the 31st of the present month, in recognition of his having served through the Boer War in the 1st Border Regiment.
 

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There was a little “scene” between the chairman of the Committee (Mr. J. W. LOWTHER) and Sir William HARCOURT when clause 8 of the Education Bill was under discussion on Friday night. The clause provides that the Local Education Authority shall maintain all Public Elementary Schools within their area which are necessary. The first effort of the Opposition was to make the obligation optional instead of imperative. It took the form of moving an amendment to substitute “may” for “shall.”
 

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Sir William HARCOURT, in supporting the amendment, was three times called to order by the Chairman for irrelevancy in his remarks. But the Right Hon. Gentleman brushed the ruling aside and went on in the same vein. But Mr. J. W. LOWTHER has proved himself not only ready and nimble minded but a strong and stern Chairman. Again he called Sir William HARCOURT to order.
 

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“I do not think the right hon. Gentleman is treating me fairly,” Mr. LOWTHER said in severe tones; “I have already told him that the matter he is elaborating does not arise under this amendment. I must appeal to him to keep to the point. I desire to keep the discussion of the Committee to the point, and I shoul have expected a Parliamentarian of the long standing of the right hon. Gentleman to assist me in that.”
 
 
 
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Sir William HARCOURT sat mopping his lips with his handkerchief during this lecture. Foe a hot tempered man he took the reproof very kindly. The cheers of the Ministerialists supporting the Chairman were answered with loud cheers from the Opposition, as Sir William again raised his tall form to the table. But in a low subdued voice he disclaimed any intention of treating the Chairman unfairly or flouting his rulings.
 

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Following the discovery of coal at Oughterside, between Maryport and Aspatria, a company has been formed to be called the Oughterside Coal Company. Mr. John WILLIAMSON of Allonby, has been appointed chairman, and Mr. Joseph JAMES, of Oughterside Mill, secretary. The other directors are Messrs. William WILLIAMSON, John JAMES and George CLARK. Tenders have been received for the sinking of the shaft, and it is expected the first sod will be cut in a few days.
 

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Lord KILMARNOCK, whose birthday was last Friday, is, though, only twenty-six, already a married man and the father of one. He is at present attached to the Legation at Brussels, where he and his pretty wife, the daughter of Sir Allan MACKENZIE, of Glen Muick, are exceedingly popular. Before the death of Lady PHIPPS, always a great invalid, Lady KILMARNOCK and Mrs. HARFORD shared the responsibility of doing the honors for Sir CONSTATINE. This winter, however, there will be nothing going on at the Legation, as the British Minister has just lost his wife. Lord KILMARNOCK is the eldest son of Lord ERROLL, who as Hereditary Constable for Scotland had a prominent place in the Coronation ceremonies at Westminster.
 

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A tourist whilst up shooting in Scotland came upon an old couple on a country road who evidently were having high words. Thinking he might pacify them, he asked them why they had not sense enough to agree.
 
“We’re no’ disagreein’ at a’ “ said the old man. “The fact is we’re baith o’ the same mind.”
 
“And how’s that/” said the visitor a little surprised.
 
“Weel,” was the answer, “I’ve got a half a crown in ma pooch, and she thinks she’s no’ gaun get it, an’ I think the same.”
 
 
 
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Advertising in a Surrey newspaper for a kitchen maid a lady offers as an inducement the use of a bicycle.
 

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According to Mr. Ellis GRIFFITH, M. P., speaking on the Education Bill, “The opposition is rising like a flood.” The metaphor is wet through with truth. The natural end of all floods is to subside.
 

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The automatic machines at Alexandra Palace, London, on being emptied after the Islington Coronation treat, were found to contain over 500 medals, which had been presented to the children by Mr. MEDHURST, the Unionist candidate for West Islington.