FOR AUSTRALIA
 
 
 Messrs. J. R. MITCHELL and Sons, sold by auction on Saturday the household furniture of Mr. E. BENN, of Whitecroft, Gosforth, who is emigrating to Australia. Mr. BENN and his family sail on January 10th for Melbourne.
 
 Mr. A. RODGERS, who has been in the employ of Mr. J. BATEMAN, Town End, Seascale, left on Friday en route for Melbourne.
 
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COUNTY CHESS JUNIOR SECTION.
 
 The first match of the Junior Section of the County Chess competition was played in the Whitehaven Club on Friday night, between Whitehaven and Flimby, and resulted in a win for Whitehaven by 4 - 0. Details,  (Whitehaven names first): - C. S. CLARKE 1, S. THOMPSON, 0; R. L. BROOKS 1, D. IRVING 0, J. ROBINSON 1, J. PIELE 0; B. CROSSLEY 1, G. PAPE 0, Total 4 - 0.
 

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R. A. O. B.
 
  The West Cumberland Knights, Chapter 99, R. A. O. B., G. L. E., held their annual dinner on Thursday, at the Workington Apple Tree Hotel.
 
 Forty sat down to an excellent dinner, and between toasts musical items were given by Bros.
 
McCLUCKIE
 
MOTHERSILL
 
OWEN
 
SMITH
 
BIGRIGG
 
HENDERSON
 
TODD
 
BAILEY
 
BELL
 
STRAUGHTON
 
HUGHES
 
REAY
 
THOMPSON
 
KIRKPATRICK
 
POOLE
 
STACEY.


HAYTON.
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 On Monday Mr. And Mrs. REID and their younger son left Hayton to go to Australia to join their elder son on a farm. In the course of his sermon on Sunday evening the Rector referred to their impending departure, and a farewell hymn was sung.
 
 Mr. And Mrs. REID and their sons have the good wishes of a large circle of friends and neighbours for their success and happiness in their home across the sea.
 

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WORKINGTON PIGEON SHOW.
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 The sixth weekly show was held on Saturday in the Victoria Hall. Mr. Jos. WILKINSON, of Distington was the judge, and his awards were: -
 
1 and special, J. WATTERS, Workington
 
2. B. MATTHEWS, Marsh Side
 
3. MILES Bros., Workington
 
Res. J. MASON, Workington
 
Vhe. J. WATTERS, Workington
 
He. A. McCLYMONT, Workington
 
Com. WILLIAMSON and HOLLIDAY, Workington.
 

 
ST. BEES BRITISH LEGION.
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 The members of the Woman’s Section held a whist drive in the Legion Hall on Friday night, the winners to compete in the county drive for the British Legion national whist drive. There were twelve tables occupied, and the duties of M. C. Were carried out by Messrs. J. BROWN and C. SCOTT. Mrs. SCOULAR, Fleatham House, presented the prizes to the following winners: -
 
1. Mrs. J. SOUTHWARD
 
2. Mrs. A. STAFFORD
 
3. Mrs. E. BRAGG
 
Gentlemen: -
 
1. Mr. J. PLAISTED after a cut with
 
2. Mr. J. H. IRVING
 
3. Mr. G. ASHCROFT
 
 A short dance followed to music played by Mr. F. HARDING.
 

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ROWRAH WESLEYAN CHURCH.
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 At this vchurch on Sunday, the Rev. G. Whitfield LUTY, B. A., junior minister, Cleator Moor, occupied the pulpit, and at the evening service a large congregation appreciated his discourse on “Judas Iscariot,” The choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Albert BETHWAITE, rendered carols.
 

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RISEHOW MINERS LODGE.
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 The election of officials for the Risehow Lodge, C. M. A., took place on Thursday, and resulted as follows: -
 
President, Mr. William MARTIN, unopposed.
 
Secretary, Mr. John BENNETT, unopposed.
 
Delegate, John McCARRON, 575
 
Wm. CRELLIN, 129
 
Card marker, W. GRAHAM, 535
 
Matthew CRELLIN, 135.