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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
 
 
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Mr. CATTLE, of Lancaster, was in town on Tuesday.
 
 
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Monday next will be Whit-Monday, a Bank holiday.
 
 
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John IVISON, the famous Cumberland wrestler, died at Carlisle on Sunday  
morning.
 
 
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In 1765 the Whitehaven mines were estimated to be worth £15,000 per  annum.
 
 
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It is stated that the wheat crop in Manitoba will this year be double of  
that in 1887.
 
 
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Workington Association Football Club have decided to seek admission into  the
Northern League.
 
 
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The new postal rates for letters and parcels will come into operation on  
Jubilee Day, June 22nd.
 
 
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The trees, shrubs, and grass, in front of the Whitehaven Castle, are most  
refreshing to view at present.
 
 
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A portrait and short account of the life of Lord LONSDALE appear in   
"Cassell's Magazine" for this month.
 
 
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Mr. FEWKES is still in London, where he has gone for medical advice, owing  
to a recent cycling accident.
 
 
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At Preston on Friday, T. BIRCHALL  was sentenced to six months hard  labour
for extensive jewel robberies  on the railway.
 
 
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Mr. J. JONES, manager of the Preston Street Goods Station, was last week  
presented with a handsome marble clock and purse of gold subscribed for by his  
Millom friends.
 
 
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The Ellan Vannin arrived at this port from Douglas on Monday bringing 27,  
horses, 1 pony, 1 donkey, 46 cattle, and a general cargo.
 
 
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The local militia regiments assembled at Carlisle on Monday, and afterwards  
left by special train for Brackenber Moor, the training ground.
 
 
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