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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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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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BOAT RACE ON THE TYNE. Another important boat race has just been rowed upon the Biver Tyne, at Newcastle. The rowers in this instance were John Bobert Hymes, of Stockton, and John Hawdon, of Delaval, Northumberland, the stake being X45 a-side, and the course from the Mansion House to the west end of the Meadows. The friends of the Delaval man won the toss for choice of sides, and consequently he took the northern posi- tion. There was one or two vain attempts to get off, and then they seemed in their desire to be moving to effect a start by mutual consent. Hawdon was quickest with his sculls at the"first, and dosed up a quarter of a length in the last few strokes. This he maintained with determination, but his antagonist, by the time Messrs. Davidson's new jetty was reached, was evidently making a gallant effort to reverse the positions. Hawdon, however, replied with equal courage and energy, and at Wylie's Quay he was nearly half a length in front of Hymes. At the Skinner's Burn Hawdon had increased his lead to about three-quarters of a length, and thus they sped through the lumpy water until the Tyne Commissioners' dredgers were reached, and at this point so near together were Hawdon's right and Hymes's left sculls that a foul was imminent for a moment or two. Happily, however, such an undesirable contretemps was avoided, and a fine raee ensued to Bedheugh-bridge. Rawdon had the best of the struggle, and he passed underneath the viaduct with a lead of a length and a half, Hymes still endeavouring to overhaul him. Hymes here steered close into the track of Hawdon's boat, but he speedily resumed his old position, and in passing the Shot Tower he was quite two lengths in the rear of Hawdon. This lead Hawdon maintained, and at the mile he had slightly improved upon it. Hawdon now had the race in hand, and he won a good contest rather easily at the finiah by three lengths.

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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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