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“ MAIDSTONE STANDARD” is now published in a
greatly improved form, and contains, each FRIDAY EVENING, the latest and fullest LOCAL (to whichi especial attention is devoted), COUNTY, and TELEGRAPHIC NEWS, which enterprise can command.
is delivered on the evening of issue at any address in Maidstone,
at 1s. 3d. per Quarter.
Proprietor, CHARLES BAKER.
OFFICES : 94, WEEK STREET,
Maidstone & Kentistr
CIRCULATES LARGELY IN KENT, SUSSEX,
Read by the Landed Gentry, the Clergy, the Agriculturist, and
the Trading Interests.
PUBLISHED THREE TIMES A-WEEK,
MONDAYS, THURSDAYS, and SATURDAYS.
* An edition is now published EVERY THURSDAY, in timo to be forwarded either by Post or by Carrier. It contains all the County and General News occurring between Monday evening and Thursday mid-day, which is thus supplied to non-subscribers earlier than through any other medium.
No additional charge is made to subscribers; and no alteration will take place in the Monday's edition, which will, as now, contain the latest information, by telegraph and train, up to Monday ovening.
Advertisements and Orders for the Paper received at the
HEAD OFFICE, 13, MIDDLE ROW, MAIDSTONE;
And by all Booksellers and Newsagents.
THE KENT COUNTY PAPER.
The last Official Stamp Return published proved that the Stamped
THE SOUTH-EASTERN GAZETTE
Was Nearly as Large as the whole of the other Kentish
Papers put together, and, with only four exceptions, The LARGEST of all the PROVINCIAL NEWSPAPERS
50,957 Kentish Gazette
31,000 Kentish Herald
17,000 Kentish Observer
16,000 Dover Chronicle
9,500 Kentish Mercury
7,500 Dover Telegram
5,000 Tunbridge Wells Gazette
5,300 This Return proved that the Stamped Circulation of the SOUTH EASTERN GAZETTE was nearly as large (which it had been for many years) as the whole of the other Kentish Journals put together, their numbers beingSOUTH EASTERN GAZETTE
132,000 The WHOLE of the other Kentish Papers
THE SOUTH-EASTERN GAZETTE
IS NOW PUBLISHED ON MONDAYS and SATURDAYS, MONDAY'S and FRIDAY'S MARKETS,
, And Latest Telegraphic Messages, AT THE SAME PRICE WEEKLY For the TWO PAPERS as that lately charged for the Monday's edition.
Proprietors, F. & H. CUTBUSH. Head Office, MAIDSTONE,
For Tobacco and Cigars with Excellence of Quality and Moderate
RAILWAY CIGAR STORES,
FANCY GOODS. Hotels and the Trade Supplied at London Prices.
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BR I G H T O N.
J. MARKWELL, Proprietor.
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THE KENTISH MAGAZINE.
The Primitive Water-Way to London.
THERE have been many naval commanders who have won a greater name in literature than Captain Large, of the Royal George. Nevertheless, the incidental mention of this bold sailor by Mr. Simpkinson, who will be best remembered as a connection of the Ingoldsby family, recalls an episode of the early days of the “Margate Boats.' A generation ago these were just beginning to cultivate that taste for a sea voyage in a small way, which has since become so popular with Londoners. Some years ago, in Queenborough Creek, were discovered the timbers of a Danish galley, which had been embedded in the mud for eleven or twelve centuries, and antiquarians of the future may treasure the relics of a coasting paddle-boat or screw with a like interest, should they be discovered a thousand years hence, when those means of propulsion have become obsolete. We are so used now to the ordinary run “down the Thames," past the ruddy cliffs of Sheppy, then along in front of Herne Bay and Reculvers, and round under the chalky heights of Thanet and the North Foreland, that to associate the idea of “down the Thames' with any other possible route seems strange.
For all that, there was a time when the traffic by water, between the coast of Europe and the city of King Lud, wound in and out by quite a different course. Whether the old Syrian navigators ever explored the south-eastern coast of Britain, or rounded the South Foreland, is by no means clear ; but long before Julius Cæsar's abortive invasion of Kent, ancient mariners were wont to visit the British settlements on this Cant, or "corner-land.” The vessels then in use, and even those of much later ages, were of such a construction that
blue water” was avoided as much as possible. Even the Roman ships, after they had shot across the Channel by the shortest practicable course, “hugged the shore” until the port they sought was gained. On land “the mightiest Julius