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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 AUTUMN ASSIZES.
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.
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.
THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.
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
ENTERTAINMENT AT MOOR ROW.
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.:-
Miss E. SMITH
GOOD TEMPLARY AT
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.
WRECK OF THE EDWARD BARROW.
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.
MEETING OF MINERS.
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.
A WOMAN ON FIRE.
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 CHURCH MISSION.
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
THE CHARLES JACKSON.
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.
MORE BIG POTATOES.
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.
MACCABE IN MARYPORT.
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.
MINER’S MEETING AT FLIMBY.
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.
SEWERING OF WESTFIELD.
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
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.
IRISH NATIONAL FORESTER’S
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.
COCKERMOUTH CHESS CLUB.
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
ACCIDENT TO LITTLE BOY.
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.