LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.


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There will be a dog and poultry show at Castletown, Isle of Man on Thursday
next, also a trotting match and a competition in farmer's and tradesmen's
traps.


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Mr. Tyson KITCHIN has been appointed secretary to the committee nominated by
the Mayor of Whitehaven, for carrying out the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.


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An application has been made to the Postmaster General, to forward the mails
to Seascale, that are at present sent to Holmrook, for distribution, as the
former is considered a better centre.


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The Queen has forwarded her thanks to the Rev. Mr. GILLINGS, vicar of St.
Nicholas, for copies of six commemoration hymns, composed by him, and intended
to be sung in his church on the 20th June.


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Mr. R. FOSTER and Mr. J. B. MOSSOP enjoyed a combination tour on Saturday.
They went by rail to Boot, walked to Wasdale Head by Burnmoor Tarn, and from
there to Seascale, where they took the train home.


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"Death by natural causes" was the verdict at the inquest at Warrington last
week on the death of Mr. J. APPLETON, which took place suddenly in a
four-in-hand coach on the way to the recent Chester races.


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At the Primrose League grand council held at Westminster on Thursday
afternoon, the Duke of Marlborough was appointed Chancellor, and Sir W. T. MARRIOTT
and Mr. Ernest FLOER, M. P., vice chairman for the ensuing season.


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The City of California, the fine steamer recently purchased by Allan
BROTHERS, left for Mersey for Montreal on Thursday last, with a full cargo, some
mail and 360 passengers. She is said to be a grand vessel.


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The funeral of T. LEECH, who died from the effects of an accident at Croft
Pit, took place at the cemetery on Sunday, and was well attended. The hymn,
"Sleep on, beloved," was sung at the grave side by a number of young men.


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