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SHORT LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.


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The Hon. F. HOWARD and his lady arrived at their beautiful seat, Levens
Hall, last week, to sojourn during the shooting season.


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We understand that a meeting for the promotion of the Workington and
Cockermouth Railway will be held at Workington to-day, to receive  and
consider the report of George STEPHENSON, Esq., engineer, who has
surveyed the line. There can be no doubt of the success of the
undertaking.


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The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Lord Alfred CHURCHHILL and Lady
Louise, left Braithwaite's Hotel, Longtown, on Monday, the 22nd
instant, where they had been sojourning for a week, enjoying the
healthful and salubrious air of Longtown and its vicinity. The Duke and
Lord ALFRED, frequently amused themselves with fishing in the Esk
during their stay.


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    At the Insolvent Debtor's Court, Lancaster, last week, Thomas BIRD
and Adam BIRD, the two persons who claim to be heirs-at-law, of
Brougham Hall, were brought up. They were confined for the costs of the
suit with Lord BROUGHAM, but were not opposed, and therefore discharged
forthwith.


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The Lord Bishop of Carlisle will preach on Sunday night, the 28th
inst., in Stanwix Church, a sermon on behalf of the National Schools of
that parish. Two very large and commodious buildings have been lately
erected there,  and an intelligent master and mistress engaged, under
whose management the schools are conducted in a manner highly
satisfactory to the trustees, and beneficial to the interests of the
parish.
 
 
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SHORT LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
 
 
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    In France during the last ten years,  ninety-five persons have been
convicted of parricide.
 
 
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Several varieties of the American antelope, taken by Sir Wm.  D. STEWART, in
America, have been turned loose at his seat, at Menthly, in the  hope that
they will become naturalized in the mountainous parts of the highlands  of
Scotland.
 
 
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A novel article of import was sold on Friday, in the city,  being 150 tins of
preserved turtle, from Honduras.
 
 
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A little girl, hearing her mother saying she was going into  half-mourning,
asked if any of her relatives were half-dead!
 
 
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Sir James GRAHAM has now before Parliament a bill to cause  Clerks of the
Peace and Magistrates' Clerks to be paid by salaries in lieu of  fees.
 
 
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A marriage, it is said, will soon take place between the Earl  of Mulgrave,
only son of the Marquis of Normanby, and Miss. RUSSELL, niece of  the Dowager
Duchess of Cleveland.
 
 
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Sir John GUEST stated to the House of Commons the other  evening, that he
paid in poor rates more than £1,000 per quarter. Every mill,  every mill, every
piece if machinery, every steam engine was assessed to the  poor.
 
 
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At Winchester Assizes, on Friday last, in a case of  manslaughter, the
learned Judge, (WIGHTMAN) decided that for the man to beat his  wife with a small
stick was an illegal act.
 
 
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A dreadful accident occurred at Rio de Janeiro on the 25th of  May, by the
bursting of a boiler of one of the small iron steamers belonging to  the
Kithershy Company, that ply between the city and Prata Grande, by which  upwards of
40 persons lost their lives.
 
 
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At the Assizes for the department of the Seine, E. D. CADOT, a  youth of
eighteen, was charged with procuring the murder of his father, a rich  banker, by
the promise of 100,000 francs to the assassin. The temptations were  his
father's wealth, and his father's mistress, the latter a servant girl, to  whom
both were passionately attached!
 
The son was acquitted, the assassin convicted.
 
 
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
 
 
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We understand that his Royal Highness Prince ALBERT has  purchased the
gallery picture by SCHEFFER, the celebrated French artist, which  recently arrived
in this country. The price was, we believe, not less than  20,000f. It's
subject is from Gothe's fantastical and esoteric romance, Wilhelm  Meister.
 
 
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Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to permit the 22nd  regiment to
assume upon its regimental or second colour, and likewise upon it's  appointments,
in addition to the word "Scinde" formerly authorised, the words  "Meeanne" and
"Hyderabad" in commemoration of the distinguished gallantry  displayed by the
corps in the general engagements fought at those places,  respectively, on
the 17th February and the 24th March, 1843.
 
 
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The Earl of BRADFORD has given a piece of land at Bolton for  the erection of
public baths.
 
 
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The intended Roman Catholic Cathedral at Bristol, which has  long remained in
an unfinished state, is announced for sale.
 
 
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There is at present growing in the garden of Mr. PATON,  millwright, Luss, a
kail stock, measuring 11 feet in height, and, including the  branches about 33
in circumference, having the appearance of a small apple tree.  This is the
second year of its growth, and though carefully tended, the  proprietor has no
hopes of it living another year.
 
 
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"I am afraid,"said a lady to her husband, "that I am going to  have a stiff
neck."
 
"Not at all improbable, my dear," replied her spouse, "I have  seen strong
symptoms of it ever since we were married."
 
 
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The crops of more than 100 farmers have been destroyed ( says  the Brussels
Gazette) in the commune of Landeghem, Eastern Flanders, by a  violent hail
storm. The loss is reckoned  at upwards of  181,000fr.
 
 
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