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       A Scarborough boy named C. WALKER, aged 14 swallowed a sovereign on
Saturday, and though he was taken to the hospital at once, the surgeons were
unable to recover the coin.


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       Much dissatisfaction was expressed by the pit workers in Scotland on
Saturday that Sheriff JAMESON has increased the wages of 75,000 Scottish miners
by threepence per day.


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       A fine mature specimen of the long tailed duck was shot by Mr. William
PEAL, of Burgh-by-Sands, wile wild fowling in the Solway on Thursday. This
bird is a rare visitor to this locality.


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       Collections were taken in nearly all the churches of the Carlisle
diocese on Sunday on behalf of the funds for making grants to incumbents in the
diocese whose official incomes fall below £200 a year.


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       A flock of wild geese, numbering between 100 and 300, was observed on
Thursday evening over Bassenthwaite Lake. It came from the direction of
Allonby, and it was going towards Borrowdale.


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       The marriage arranged between Captain A. DERRY, D. S. O., the Welsh
Regiment, and Miss. Poppy OXLAND, daughter of the Rev. W. OXLAND, R. N., vicar
of Alston will take place quietly on December 3rd at Alston.


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       The R. M. S. Carisbrook Castle, bringing South African mails from
Capetown, left Maderia at ten p.m. on Tuesday, and is due to arrive at
Southhampton at seven o'clock on Saturday morning next. Letters on Sunday morning.


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       The aerated water and bottling business carried by Mr. G. W. BIRKETT,
Lowther-street, Whitehaven, and purchased by Mr. T. WHITWORTH, Sunderland, was
yesterday (Wednesday) purchased by Mr. Isaac MAXWELL.


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       Dr. FORD, who has held the appointment of organist at the Carlisle
Cathedral for sixty-one years has decided to retire from active work at the
cathedral. He will hold the position of organist, but the Dean and Chapter will
appoint a Deputy.


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