Wolves, hogs, cricket and death

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From the pages of the Lewes Journal, July, 1816:

n The reputed wolf, we apprehend, has been driven from his haunts in this neighbourhood, where he has not been seen of late.

n On Monday evening last, as a little girl was proceeding to Ringmer from this town [Lewes], she was stopped some little distance from Malling Hill by a fellow having the appearance of a mendicant, who robbed her of eighteen pence, the property of her mother.

n The breed of hogs has of late been greatly increased. Bad as the times are, we are glad to hear that almost every peasant with a family has now his store pig.

n Ditchling Schools: These schools are conducted on the most liberal plan; the children are instructed in the general principles and duties of Christianity without being initiated into the peculiar doctrines of any sect or party.

n Last week a game of cricket was played at Ninfield between the celebrated Mr Smith of the Mary-le-hone Club and Mr W. Page of Catsfield, which terminated one run in favour of the latter.

n Edward Hussey Esq, an acting Magistrate for Sussex and Kent, in a paroxysm of mental derangement, put a period to his existence with a blunderbuss, the barrel of which bares the inscription: ‘Escape me, if you can.’