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NEWPORT, PEM.

GOODWICK

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,ECHOES.

A Cornish Centenarian.

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A Cornish Centenarian. Mr James Carne, verger of the church of St. Columbia, and parish clerk of St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, celebrated his 103rd birth- day on Monday. Although of such great age, Mr Carne still carries on his duties, attending the church services regularly. He cannot see to read, but he can repeat the Psalms and many portions of the Bible and Prayer-book from memory. He rises daily between 8 o'clock and 8.30, and retires between nine and ten, taking a glass of grog before going to bed, but he abhors tobacco. Mr Carne well remembers seeing the smug- glers riding inland with a keg of spirits slung on each side of a horse, and he becomes very animated when he tells of the incidents as- sociated with the battle of Waterloo, and how we bet old Bony." Three generations of the Carne family have held the same office for 169 years. Mr Carne's grandfather, John Carne, who died in 1801, aged 80 years, served 60 years as verger, and was followed by his son, John, who died at the age of 84, after a service in the church of 54 years, retiring in 1843 in favour of the present verger, who until nine years ago, never missed a service, the death of his wife causing then a break in his record. Mr Carne was a delicate youth, and, being considered unfit for the rough work of a mason, the occupation of his father and grandfather, he was apprenticed to a tailor, but afterwards became a postman, and for 31 years walked his round of ten miles daily. The aged verger claims to be a descendant of the Cornish kings. His lineage has been traced by Sir Paul Molesworth to a famous Cornish prince of the fifteenth century.

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A Hero of the Sea.

GWALIA.

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