The death is announced of Colonel STANLEY, uncle of the Earl of Derby  and
Colonel STANLEY, M. P. The deceased was formerly in the Grenadier Guards,  and
was 86 years of age.


A sad accident occurred on Monday morning at the harbour works now in  
course of construction at the fishing port of Peel, Isle of Man. For the purpose  
of raising large limestone blocks a huge crane is used. This crane, whilst  
attempting to lift a larger stone than it was intended for, was overbalanced and  
fell into the harbour, carrying with it the driver, who was killed on the  


Mr. A. M. SULLIVAN is now considered out of danger.


The Bishop of Llandaff has presented the Rev. Daniel DAVIS, vicar of  Diston,
Monmouthshire, to the living of Shire, Newtown, near Chepstow.


The Central News is informed that the Earl of Lytton has applied for an  
injunction prohibiting the publishers of the letters of the late Lord LYTTON  from
placing the work on the Market.


A New York telegram, on Tuesday says Mr. Henry GEORGE, author of  “Progress
and Poverty,” has accepted the invitation of the Scottish Land League  to visit


At Barmouth, Coleraine, on Monday, four men were engaged in raising from  the
harbour an anchor lost in the last storm, when the boat capsized, and two of  
them named, Robert HEMPHILL and Samuel BACON were drowned.


Good English wheat is being sold on the Kentish markets at 30s per quarter  -
a lower price than has ever been known and which is stated to represent a
loss  to the farmer of 10s per quarter.



 The assizes for the Northern Circuit will be opened by commission at  
Carlisle on Monday, the 27th inst.; at Manchester on Friday, the 30th; and at  
Liverpool on Thursday, the 13th November. Both civil and criminal business will  be
taken at Liverpool and Manchester. The judges will be Mr. Justice DAY and Mr.
 Justice SMITH.

The Earl and Countess of LONSDALE have left Lowther Castle for  their hunting
place in Northamptonshire.


The Church Congress will meet next year on September 19th, at  Portsmouth,
under the Presidency of the Bishop of Winchester.


Lord and Lady LECONFIELD have left Fenton Tower, Northumberland,  where they
have been passing the autumn, to visit the uke and Duchess of  Cleveland at
Raby Castle, on their way home to Petworth.



 Fifty years ago and a day, as yesterday answers, the Houses of  Parliament
were destroyed by fire; and six years after, as this day answers, the  new
Houses of Parliament, called the “Palace of Westminster,” were commenced.  The
ancient building was not to be compared with Sir Charles BARRY’s famous  pile,
with its 1,100 apartments, its 100 staircases, its two miles of passages,  and
its Commons’ House which cannot seat comfortably many more than half its  


The members of the Moor Row Primitive Methodist choir, with a  view of
increasing the chapel fund, gave an entertainment on Thursday evening.  The
attendance was very good. The chair was taken by Mr. J. MITCHELL, Egremont,  who gave
a suitable address. The entertainment consisted of suitable songs,  readings,
duets, &c., by Messrs.:-














A public meeting was held in the Mission Room, at Moresby Parks,  on Thursday
evening last, under the auspices of the Happy Home Lodge, No. 162,  to hear
an address from Brother John WRATHALL, Barrow-in-Furness, organizing  agent for
the Home Mission.

 The room was well filled, and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the  meeting.
Bro. W. STEEL, W. C. T., presided. After the usual vote of thanks to  the
lecturer and the chairman, the meeting was brought to a close.



Mr. Pearson DODGSON, ironmonger and ship handler, Shipping Brow,  Maryport
who owns the fine barque, Edward Barrow, has received a cablegram from  Costa
Rica, stating that the barque has been washed ashore, and become a total  loss,
while loading at Culebra Ray, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica. The crew have been  

 The Edward Barrow was built at Maitland, Nova Scotia, in 1871, and  was a
vessel of 932 tons register.



The coal hewers employed at the No. 1 Pit, Crosby and Gilcrux  Colliery
Company, held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, for the purpose of  electing a check
weigh man to look after their interests on the pit bank.  Tenders for the
office, at wages varying from 20s to 30s per week, were read  from ten candidates.
Ultimately a ballot was taken which resulted in favour of  the appointment of
Mr. Robert PATTINSON, Crosby, at a salary of 26s per week, he  received 47
out of 91 votes recorded.



An accident which at one time seemed likely to have serious  results took
place in Lower Senhouse Street, Maryport.

 An elderly woman, named KENT, who lives alone, was going to the  cupboard
with a lighted candle  in her hand, when by some means the  tablecloth caught
fire. She attempted to put out the flames but only succeeded  in setting her
apron on fire. She ran into the street and some neighbors seeing  her plight ran
to her and pulled off the apron, but not before the old woman had  got badly
burnt on the hands and face. She subsequently received treatment at  the hands
of Dr. LITTLE.



The mission organized by the Rev. W. P. SCHAFFTER has been mosr  successfully
carried out during the past week. Services have been held at  frequent and
convenient  hours in Christ Church, St. Mary’s Chgurch and the  Mission Room,
where addresses have been given by the Rev. J. E. LINNEL, vicar of  Paveham,
Bedfordshire, the missioner.

 There have generally been large congregations, and it is thought that  much
real good has been done in the town. The service will be continued till  
Monday evening. Services for men only are to be held this Saturday after noon  and



A Lloyd’s telegram from Port Natal says that the Charles Jackson,  of
Maryport, which went ashore at Port Natal, has become a total wreck.

 Tenders were called for landing stores and gear, but when some  articles had
been landed and the ship partially dismantled she turned over,  decks to
seward, during a strong easterly breeze, and commenced to break  up.

 The stores and the hull, with right of beach, were sold by auction  and
realized about £200.

 The William Fisher of Mary port (Capt. RIGG) which has arrived at  
Apalochicola from Aspinall, has been ordered to Ship Island, Four persons have  died
and more are sick.

 An interesting match has been arranged for Saturday afternoon  (to-day)
between fifteen old members of the club and the present team. The match  will be
played in the Cricket Field, and as the old members are likely to be  strongly
represented a keen contest may be looked for.



Mr. ARMSTRONG, of Westfield, has grown some extraordinary  specimens of
Magnun Bonum potatoes. The seed was obtained off heavy land, and  planted in sandy
soil. The crop was a heavy one generally, many of the tubers  being of a large
size. Two scaled 42 ½ ounces, and one fine speciman weighed 23  ounces.



Taking advantage of the visit to Workington of the talented  lecturer, Miss.
E. A. BARNETT, of the National Health Society, the Blue Ribbon  Committee
arranged for an address. Miss. BARNETT is a staunch upholder of  teetotal
principles. The lecture was given yesterday (Friday) evening, in the  Good Templars’
Hall, Mr. COWOOD presiding.



These wonderfully clever brothers, Henry and Walter WARDROPER,  gave one of
their amusing entertainments in the Market Hall, Wigton, on Thursday  evening
last. The audience showed their keen appreciation of the various  
impersonations of the two famous mimics.


The world renowned mimic Mr. Fred McCABE, visited Maryport on  Wednesday
evening, and delighted a crowded house with his entertainment, which  was heartily



 The periodical billiard competition at Working Man’s Institute, was  
concluded on Thursday evening. Mr. T. HARRISON was first, Mr. J. BROWN, second,  and
Mr. W. REED, third. There were about thirty competitors.



On Thursday evening last, the miners employed at the St. Helen’s  and
Watergate Collieries held a meeting in the Public Hall, to consider the  advisability
of adopting a new sliding scale. There were present a good number  of miners,
who appeared to be in favour of a sliding scale.



 On Saturday last over twenty workmen were paid off by the Crosby and  
Gilcrux Colliery Company, including masons, builders, quarrymen,  and  laborers,
employed in connection with the block of new cottages at Crosby Villa,  30 in
number, 21 of which are tenanted, and the remaining nine nearly  completed.



The Primitive Methodist Bazaar, in the Athenaeum, next Wednesday  promises to
be a very successful affair. The style of a Japanese village will be  quite
new to Cumberland, and is said to be a pleasing novelty. The arrangements  are
about completed, and promoters are sanguine of being able to wipe off the  
debt on the Maryport Chapel, and have something left over afterwards.

A meeting of the Brooklands Rovers Football Club was held on  Saturday, when
there was a good attendance. Mr. G. ROGERSON presided.

 It was decided to play in the same colours as last season - royal  blue and
white. During the evening mention was made of the club joining the  County
Club, but after some discussion it was agreed to allow the matter to  stand over
till later in the season.

 Other business having been transacted, the secretary, Mr. J. FALCON  was
called upon to read a list of the matches arranged for the ensuing season.  The
series is opened to-day (Saturday) with Aspatria Agricultural School, and  
other home and home matches will be played with Cockermouth, Parton, St.  Michael’
s and brought on.



Mr. SMITH, the contractor for the sewering of Westfield and Moss  Bay
district, has two large lengths of ground open, the work progressing very  favorably.

 Mr. TAYLOR, who has separate contracts for the two outlet works, has  also
got a good start with the outlet near to Moss Bay. The railway bank will  have
to be pierced for these outlets, the work being of a somewhat difficult  



The Workington Vocal Union have, through the kindness of Jane  Street
Co-operative Society, been allowed the use of their large hall for the  purposes of

 The strength of this class has been largely increased by the addition  of
new members, though the heavy character of the music in “Israel in Egypt”  
leaves room for a few more who may be desirous of assisting at the production of  
the oratorio. The class now numbers about 80 voices.

It is said that ten years ago the number of vagrants passing  through
Workington was about 1,400 in a year. This number has now increased to  the
astonishing figure of over 8,000, and is of itself the strongest proof that  the time
has arrived for the question of vagrant wards to be dealt with in the  same
efficient way.

 As there is very little manufacturing industry at Cockermouth to  attract
these undesirable visitors, and as neither Maryport or Workington has  any means
at hand for getting some return for the relief expended, the “knowing  ones”
haunt these towns and shun Cockermouth as they would the plague, because  
there stands the Workhouse, and the Workhouse means the labour test.



The restoration of this Church progresses favorably, the  timbering of the
roof being now nearly finished. The roof will be considerably  higher than the ol
d one, and will be of open woodwork.

 The old steeple is now quite dwarfed, as the roof tree has been  lifted up
nearly level with the top of the tower..

 A vestry meeting was held last week, to consider whether the tower  should
not also be rebuilt, but no decision was arrived at. Mr. W. DEIGHTON, of  
Workington, is the architect for the work.

Trial trips have been made by the new steam tug, Grace, which has  been to
the Clyde to undergo some alterations in the machinery. On Friday the  vessel
was out for a short trip up the Solway, and was found to be handy.

 On Monday the Grace got up steam and left for Whitehaven, returning  the
same tide. She made satisfactory progress both ways. It is understood that  the
vessel will soon be handed over to the harbour authorities.



The usual weekly meeting of the Irish Volunteers’ Workington  Branch of this
society took place on Friday in the Good Templar’s Hall. Bro. W.  HUGHES, C.
R., in the chair.

 Three members were duly initiated and three proposed for admission,  after
which Bro. C. McCONVAY, C.R.J.B., Dillon Branch, Whitehaven, addressed the  
meeting at considerable length, pointing out the advantages of membership and  
the necessity of forming a district. Bro J. DORAN, secretary of the Patrick  
SARSFIELD branch, Harrington, also delivered an address, and the proceedings  
throughout were of profitable character.



Should to-day’s weather prove favorable it is intended to launch  the
magnificent new vessel Lancaster Castle from the shipyards of Messrs  WILLIAMSON and
Son at Workington.

 The vessel has now got all her lower masts in, and is in a forward  state.
This is the largest vessel ever built at Workington or probably in  
Cumberland., and the launch is looked forward to with great interest. The event  will
take place about eleven o’clock; but if the weather, &c., is not  suitable, the
event may be postponed till Monday’s tide.

 Messrs. WILLIAMSON are short of orders, shipping being in a very  depressed
condition, and it is likely that a considerable number of hands will  be paid


The river waters are now in good order, and are still improving  in
condition. Very fair sport has been afforded the fishermen during the past  fortnight,
and indeed the past two or three weeks have been equal to the whole  of the
preceding period of the season, that is, so far as anglers are  concerned.

 On Thursday Mr. John DENWOOD killed a fine fish weighing 28 lbs.  Other
anglers have met with equal success. There are plenty of fish in the  river.



On Wednesday evening the members of this club met with the  purpose of making
arrangements as to holding a chess tournament. It was decided  that there
should be two classes of players, and that a prize should be given  for each
division. It was considered probable that eleven players would contest  in the
first and nine in the second class.

 The estimate of the number of players in the less advanced class is  rather
too large, and it is likely that the number of those who enter the field  will
be reduced by one third. It was not definitely decided what the prizes  
should consist of; but it was suggested that the trophy for the premier section  
should be metal, and that the reward for the best junior player should be a set  
of chessmen.



On Thursday afternoon last, a little boy named John SHORTRIDGE,  son of Mr.
L. SHORTRIDGE, Flimby, while climbing over the wall of the  churchyard, fell
from the top of the wall, and had his arm broken a little below  the elbow.

 He was immediately conveyed to Maryport, where the injured limb was  
attended to by Drs. SPURGIN and MOLE.