FACTS AND FACETIAE.

"Shall I cut this loin of mutton saddlewise !" said a gentleman.  "No", said
one of his guests, "cut it bridlewise, for then I may have a chance to get a
bit in my mouth."
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HOW, INDEED ? - "Gracious marcy me !" exclaim

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STARLIGHT.

The "Workington Star" appears today for the first time, and takes its place with some pride as the only newspaper printed in Workington.

The "Star" will unquestionably supply a real want, and we pledge our word that so far as it is possi

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FATAL FALL OVER ETTERBY SCAUR, CARLISLE.

At an early hour on Saturday morning MR. SAMUEL IRVING, of Stanwix, a gentleman about 70 years of age, who formerly held a responsible position in the office of the Town Clerk of Carlisle for many years, accid...

OPENING OF A CHAPEL AT EAMONT BRIDGE.

The new iron chapel just built in the village of Eamont, was opened for
divine service on Sunday last.  It was built by Mr. CHARLES KENT, of 297,
Euston-road, London in about two months, and the contract was £280.
  

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A writer in Wednesday’s Paris Figaro devotes three columns to  Mr. GLADSTONE,
in the course of which he says: -

“His father, a Scotchman, was a corn merchant, and afterwards  a ship owner
at Liverpool. The King knighted him. The son has not inherited

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At the Maryport Police Court, on Saturday last, Thomas TODHUNTER,  labourer,
Maryport, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly, and  having
assaulted Police-constable ATKINSON whilst in the execution of his duty,  at half
past ten o’clock on F...

MARYPORT - FRIDAY
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(Before R. RITSON, J. ADDISON, and J.  RITSON, Esqs.)

Thomas CARRUTHERS, of Camerton, was fined 12s for being drunk  and disorderly
and 40s for assaulting P. C. WATSON; and W. CARRUTHERS, Jas  BLACK, and F.
WALKER were fined 2

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Before H. SPENCER, Esq., and a full  Bench.)

James RONEY and Francis CARR, miners, were charged with stealing a  purse
from the person of John McVAY, labourer; evidence was given, but the Bench  
thought there was a doubt in the case, and discharged ...
 
ECCENTRIC PRAYERS.
 
Some very eccentric expressions were used in the prayers of clergymen of the last century.
 
An Edinburgh minister was inclined to grumble when he prayed,    "Give us not evil to think Thee neglectful of Thine own, for we are Thine ...
The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held  yesterday, Mr. E. H. BANKS
in the chair.

 Mr. TWENTYMAN gave notice that at next meeting he would  propose that the
Board should borrow the money necessary for street  improvements.

 A recommendation of t...
 MORESBY SPORTSMAN

LOSS TO THE CUMBERLAND RUGBY UNION.

   Mr. J. W. MAXWELL, the Moresby Schoolmaster, who is  leaving the district
for his native East Coast, to settle at Roker, Sunderland,  is a prominent
personality in Cumberland sport, notably Rugby Union. He helped  to founf the
now powerful Moresby R. U. club and since then has been Chairman  and County R.
U. Representative. His son Jack captained Moresby for two seasons  and is now
assisting Furness.

   Coming to Cumberland more than thirty years ago,  Mr. MAXWELL was
conspicuous as a soccer player about 1900. He was responsible  for organising the
well remembered Moresby schoolboy team that won the  Whitehaven Schools Cup
competition for six years in succession from season  1904.

   Apart from his sporting activities, Mr. MAXWELL has  taken a keen
interest in local public life. For thirty years he has served on  the Parish Council
and he has been the chairman for sixteen years. There is a  presentation to
him to-night (Wednesday).

***There is a picture of Mr. J. W. MAXWELL if anyone is interested let me
know***