The Blencathra hounds will meet on Friday, October 28th, at Watendlath, and at Borrowdale for the remainder of the week.
 William HODGSON.
     Mr. William HODGSON, Braithwaite, took up a potato last week, weighing 24 1/2 ounces. It grew from small ones, which had been left behind a hedge after the adjoining ground was planted in the spring.
     The Trustees have decided to hold a bazaar at Keswick next summer in order to raise funds to clear off the debt and complete the laying out of the ground. Offers of help are solicited, and will no doubt be forthcoming from all classes, for every person must now be interested in seeing so worthy a scheme completed in a satisfactory manner.
         "Mountaineer" writes: -
     One morning this summer a friend and I made the ascent of Skiddaw, and while on the summit perceived a sheet of water, lying in the direction of Saddleback, a little to the right, and distant apparently eight to ten miles.
     Can any of your numerous readers tell me whether this would be the Ullswater Lake or not? If not what would it be?
     Mr. John LONGRIGG. of the Pheasant Inn, Great Crosthwaite, has in his possession a Champion potato, grown on the farm of Mr. Isaac WREN, Lowgrove, Underskiddaw, which weighs no less that 46 1/4 ounces. It is apparently perfectly sound, and is of a fair shape, measuring 16 inches in girth and 22 1/2 inches longitudinally. Many other tubers in the same crop are of large size and weight.
      This Church has just had a new heating apparatus put in, made by Messrs. WHITAKER, of Bolton. It has hitherto been heated by two stoves; but they were quite inadequate. The new one has been used two Sundays, and has made the church quite comfortable.
     After first cost, which being defrayed by subscription, it will be considerably cheaper than the old stoves.
     Fisherman during the week have been "whipping" the upper reaches of the Derwent and the river Greta and its tributaries, in a rapidly falling water, with little encouragement in the shape of sport. Four is the number of salmon taken during the week that I have heard of; indeed many keen anglers have laid aside rod and tackle for the present, knowing it is useless and a waste of time fishing in the present low state of the rivers.
     It may be some consolation to them, however, when I inform them that on Wednesday I was shown a magnificent fish of 41 lbs., taken from the Derwent, near Broughton, by Mr. STEPHENSON, and cosigned by him to Mr. Charles ABBOTT, Keswick, and that fish are reported numerous below, and a good heavy water is all that is required to stock the upper waters. Till this come patience will have to be practised.
     - Friday, 17th, Mr. J. ALCOCK, Threkeld, one; Mr. Miles STANLEY, Burns, one, both from Greta.
     -Thursday, J. HINDMOOR, Keswick, one and W. GRISEDALE, one, from the Derwent.
     The question of opening this institution on Sundays during the current winter season was brought before a meeting of the committee, specially convened for that purpose by the trustee, the Rev. J. N. HOARE, on Monday evening. After the subject had been considered pro and con, it was decided that the library be opened to the public each Sunday during the season between half past three and twenty minutes after six o'clock p.m.
     It was also decided to admit to the library and the reading room apprentices and domestic servants, under 21 years of age, as members during the winter months - from 1st November to 31st March - on payment of a subscription of 1s.
      The fifth session of this class was commenced in the St. John's Girls' School classroom, on Wednesday evening, when Mr. George HOGARTH read an essay written by Mr (unreadable) "The Paradise of youth." There was a large attendance, the visitors' benches being well patronised.
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     On Sunday afternoon and evening two services were delivered in the above place of worship, Thithebarn Street, by Miss. PARRY, of London, to large congregations.
     The annual tea festival was held in the chapel on Monday evening; upwards of 100 people sitting down to tables presided over by:
 Misses. WALKER
     A crowded public meeting was held after the tea when addresses were delivered by:
 Mr. J. POSTLETHWAITE, chairman
 Miss. PARRY
 Rev. J. EASTWOOD, Maryport
     The income for the chapel for the past year was reported as £19, whilst the expenses amounted to £17. The collections on Sunday and Monday (exclusive of tea tickets) amounted to £2 1s 2d. Miss. PARRY has been conducting well attended revival services during the week.
      Mr. GLADSTONE gave the usual Parliamentary dinner Wednesday night to the members of the Commons; and Earl GRANVILLE that to Liberal Peers.
     Thomas GILL, rag merchant, was at the Leeds Sessions, on Wednesday, sent to gaol for twelve months, for having defrauded his creditors by failing to account for about £800 which he had received shortly before filing his petition.
     A publican, established in Grantham over half a century, who has already buried two wives and is in his 81st year, presented himself at Nottingham Church on Wednesday with his intended bride, of 40 summers, prepossessing in appearance, and who has recently been his housekeeper.
     An interesting party, coming to Nottingham by the same train, discovered that the wedding was about to take place, and arrived at the church just in time to stop the ceremony on the ground of informal publication of the banns.