Mr. John OSTLE, of Watch Hill, lost a valuable heifer, nearly due to calve,
on Sunday last. It will be a serious loss for Mr. OSTLE who is a hard working
This farm has been taken by Mr. CLOSE, of Wythop Hall, and Mr. Jonathan
WELSH, the owner, by whom it has been occupied, will retire to Port Carlisle.
WIGTON MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.
The usual weekly meeting of this Society was held on Thursday evening, Mr.
Jos. LAZONBY, chairman. The chief business was an essay from Mr. HORNSBY, of
Aikhead, on the changes effected by man on the fauna and flora of Great
Britain. A very interesting discussion followed, evolution being touched upon. The
next paper is on “smoking.”
WAVERTON SCHOOL BOARD.
A meeting of this Board was held in the Clerk’s office, on Tuesday last when
there were present:-
Mr. John BARNES (Barugh), Chairman
Mr. Jos. GLAISTER
Mr. George LITTLE
Mr. LAWSON, clerk.
The principal business was the signing of the financial statement of the
year, cheques for salaries &c. The clerk was instructed to write to Mr. KIRKUP
and Mrs PURDAM with reference to irregular attendance of their children at
On Tuesday evening last a Blue Ribbon Gospel Temperance meeting was held in
the large Mission Room, at Dundraw. There was a very good attendance from the
surrounding district. Mr. R. LAWSON was called to the chair, and a brief
introductory address exhorted his hearers to join the blue ribbon movement.
Mr. S. CLEMES, of Brookfield, gave an address on the great advantages of
temperance, accompanied with many practical illustrations enforcing his
arguments. At the close a vote of thanks was accorded the chairman and Mr. CLEMES
the former expressing a hope that they would hold their meetings oftener.
A largely attended and respectable meeting was held in the Boy’s School on
Friday evening last week to hear Mr. E. WHITWELL, of Kendal speak in favour
of the Sunday closing movement. The chair was taken by the Rev. J. B. KAYSS,
vicar. The meeting was opened by singing and prayer after which a series of
resolutions were passed in favour of Sunday closing, the chairman at the outset
remarking that it would be a real business meeting.
Mr. PATTINSON, Westmorland House, moved the first resolution: - “That this
meeting considers that the sale of intoxicating liquors on the Lord’s Day is
unfair and injurious, and ought not to be sanctioned by the laws of this
country.” The resolution was seconded by Mr. B. WILKINSON. Mr. WHITWELL supported
it in a speech of some length, giving striking proofs of the advantages of
Sunday closing in other parts of the United Kingdom, in America, and at the
The second resolution, proposed by Mr. G. BELL and seconded by Mr. Jos.
MARK, was as follows: - “That this meetings demands for England to have some
prohibition of the traffic in intoxicating liquors during the whole of Sunday,
as, in other parts of the United Kingdom, and many of our colonies, has been
attended with most beneficial results, and that a petition to Parliament to
this effect be adopted and signed by the chairman. “The resolution was supported
by the Rev J. PRICE, Congregational minister.
The next resolution, “That the chairman be requested to sign, on behalf of
this meeting, a memorial in favour of Sunday closing, and forward the same to
the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary and the members of Parliament for
East Cumberland,” was proposed by Mr. W. MANDALL, seconded by Mr. Jos. PATTINSON
and supported by the Rev. J. WATSON, Wesleyan Minister.
Mr. R. LAWSON, solicitor, moved and Mr. T. ROBINSON seconded, a resolution
that the following gentlemen form a committee and officers of the Wigton
auxiliary of the central association for stopping the sale of intoxicating
liquors on Sunday, and that Mr. G. BELL be requested to convene the committee:-
Revs. J. B. KAYSS
Messrs. W. MANDALL
All resolutions were carried unanimously, and the attendance, including one
innkeeper, were most unanimous. The usual votes of thanks were accorded.
THE ST. CUTHBERT’S ROMAN
The mission which commenced on the 28th September, at the St. Cuthbert’s
Catholic Chapel, was brought to a close on Sunday night last. The mission has
been conducted by the Rev. Father MULLEN and the Rev. Father BRADY (Vincentian
Fathers), of Sheffield. In his closing sermon, on Sunday night, Father MULEEN
exhorted his hearers to persevere in the keeping of the vows they had made
during the mission.
The closing sermon on Sunday night was an impressive one, each worshipper
holding a lighted taper, symbolic of the light of the truth. The subject
chosen was the renewal of their of their baptismal vows and the Papal
benediction. Father MULLEN spoke very plainly on the vices to which men and women were
addicted and of the evil consequences resulting from them. The mission is
considered as very successful, and likely to result in an increased and more
regular attendance at worship in the future.
INSTITUTION OF A RECHABITE TENT
For some months (in fact more or less since the public visit of Mr. j.
DIMOND, H.C.P., upwards of two years ago) active steps have been taken towards the
formation of a Tent under the auspices of the above established temperance
society, and Monday night last witnessed the practical result of these steps
in the institution of a Tent by Bro J. PENN, of Mealsgate in the Temperance
Hall, Union Street. Bro William PEEL of the Caldbeck Tent, assisted as D.R.,
and a fair number then and there entered themselves as “Sons of Rechab.”
Mr. James WATSON was elected O.R., Mr. Joseph MALLINSON, D. R., the
remaining officers being also chosen from those present. The name of the Tent was
left to a future meeting to decide upon, and after considerable discussion on
the advantages of the Association, it was decided to meet again on the 28th
inst., when it is expected several additional members will be admitted.
BOLTON LOW HOUSES.
The anniversary of the Sunday School was held on Sunday and Monday in the
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bolton. On Sunday there were two services,
afternoon and evening, conducted by Mr. John THOMPSON, Wedholme Hill, when the
scholars gave a selection of sacred songs, dialogues, and recitations, in a most
At four o’clock on Monday, tea was provided in the chapel. The following
ladies had trays and presided: -
Mrs. T. BACKLOCK
After tea a public meeting was held, Mr. James LIGHTFOOT in the chair. The
speakers were: -
Mr. William FOSTER, Wigton
Mr. William TAIT, Fletchertown
Rev. Jackson HARDING, the new minister for the Wigton circuit. Mr. John
DAVIDSON, of Fletchertown, presided at the harmonium. Each service was crowded,
many being not able to gain admittance. The collections far surpassed those of
any previous year.
IMPROVEMENTS ON THE
We understand that several acres of the Highmoor Park are laid out for an
ornamental plantation, and that all has to be trenched. Messrs. FISHER and
KIRK, who have executed so many improvements on these estates, have contracted
for the work.