SHORT LOCAL AND GENERAL
NEWS ITEMS.


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Sir James BAIN is at present at Aix-les-Bains.

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Mrs. W. J. ARMSTRONG and family are at present at Seascale.

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Mr. PEILE, mining engineer, has arrived in London from the Cape.

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Irishmen drink more in proportion to their incomes than Englishmen.

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Mr. John VIVIAN, St. Bees, is off for afew weeks sojourn in the Channel
Islands.

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Mr. T. McKAY, Carlisle, has taken the Sanwith Quarries, near Whitehaven.

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The flowers at Corkickle Station are beginning to repay the attention and
care bestowed upon them.

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An interesting letter from Mrs. MITCHELL, lately of Clydesdale Bank, will be
seen in another column.

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Two boys were cautioned at Keswick Police Court, on Saturday, for throwing
stones at each other on the street.

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At Cockermouth Police Court, on Monday, J. RITSON was fined 35s, including
costs, for robbing a pheasants nest, and was allowed a fortnight to pay.

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The new ship the "Carmanian" left Workington yesterday (Wednesday) in tow
for Liverpool, where, she will load a general cargo for Australia.

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The Prince of Wales opened the new civic buildings in Aldate's Oxford, on
Thursday. His Royal Highness was an Oxford undergraduate thirty years ago.

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A man named PARKER, who was to have appeared before the Richmond (Surrey)
magistrates, on Monday, on a charge of drunkenness, hanged himself.

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Mr. A. THOM, secretary of the Moresby Parks Reading Room, is about to be
presented with a gold watch by the members, having been secretary for over eight
years.

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Jonathan WRIGHT captured four Parton Herring on Saturday. Ten caught in the
stake nets at Barrowmouth on Monday, and were sold by Mrs. COWMAN at 7d each.

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