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IHK FLEET RUNNING THE GAUNTLET…

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THE VICTORIA CROSB AND ALBERT…

THE TOWNELEY FAMILY.

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THE TOWNELEY FAMILY. The Observer says: To derive one's descent from one of William the Conqueror's Norman followers is generally considered something to be proud of, but the Towneleys of Towneley might look down with pardon- able contempt on such as could trace their pedigree only as far back as 1066. They themselves were of Saxon origin, and by ancient charters and other authenticated documents, could prove their descent from ancestors who lived in the reign of Alfred. By the death of Colonel John Towneley, of Towneley Hall, we regret to see that the male line of this ancient Lancashire family is now extinct. The name, not- withstanding its antiquity, has never been a very distinguished one in English history, and it is certainly best known in connection with the rebel- lion of 1745. One Towneley had a narrow escape from the gallows for his share in the rising of 1715, and when Charles Edward invaded England hi- nephew Francis, far from profiting by such a warn- ing, joined the Young Pretender as colonel of the Manchester regiment, was captured, and condemned to a traitor's death. He was executed accordingly at Tyburn, in the most barbarous manner, in company with Fletcher and "Jemmy Dawson," and his head was afterwards spiked upon Temple Bar. The late Colonel John Towneley only succeeded to the ances- tral estates in 1876, and on the death of his brother Char es, in whose time at least the head of the Jaco bite officer was still preserved, being kept in a box in the library at the family mansion in London.

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COLLIERY DISASTER IN SCOTLAND.

THE VALUE OF THE CLEOPATRA.

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THE CAT TAX.

BOAT RACE ON THE TYNE.

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SCENE AT THE SIGNATURE OF…

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EXTRAORDINARY DIYORCE CASE.

THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE NEW…

A PRESTON WILL CASE.

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THE^QUEEN AT THE ROYAL TAPESTRY…

REMARKABLE BREACH OF PROMISE…

CHARGING AT FOOTBALL.

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