On Saturday last, the Primitive Methodist anniversary was held at Kaber, when about one hundred and fifty sat down to an excellent tea.
THE REV. W. SHIPLEY, of Kirkby Stephen, afterwards addressed the meeting in an interesting manner.
On Tuesday, the 6th inst., a lecture was delivered in the Grammar School, Penrith, by THE REV. R. W. DIXON, on "The Modern Spirit in Art and Poetry."  The lecture, which was one of the course annually given under the auspices of MR. GORDON, the Head Master, was attended by a numberous and fashionable audience, and was illustrated by many drawings and diagrams.
The first of the series of spring fairs was held on Thursday last, and was well attended by dealers and other purchasers.
The number and the quality of the stock in the market was a little below par, though we understood that considerable business was done on the previous evening when some good lots of geld beasts and bullocks were sold.
A fair clearance was effected, and considerable briskness was manifest in the bullock trade, all kinds and ages going off at higher prices than have ruled for the 1st three months.
There was a good demand for calving cows, and the few shown brought good prices, Bullocks up to a year old brought from £6 to £8, and a stronger class from £10 to £13, geld cows and heifers from £10 10s to £17;  and calvers from £19 to £24.
KIRKBYTHORE SCHOOL BOARD. - At a meeting of this Board held on Thursday evening, Jan. 8th, a series of communications with the Education Department on the question of a site for the new school, were read, the latest of which we transcribe below: -
"Education Department, Whitehall,
  London, S.W., Jan. 2nd, 1874.
Sir, - I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22nd ultimo.  I am directed to state in reply that unless more conclusive arguments can be submitted to them as to the need for putting in force the powers Section 20 of the Elementary Education Act of 1870, for the compulsory purchase of the site proposed by your Board, my Lords would not be prepared to entertain an application for this purpose under Sub-section 5 of the above-named section of the Act.  In the opinion of H.M.'s Inspector, the site, which can at once be obtained by voluntary agreement, is quite suitable for the district, and my Lords think that no further delay should take place in providing the required school accommodation. - I have the honour to be, sir, your obedient servant,
"To the Clerk to the
  School Board, Kirkbythore,"            P. CUMIN.
NOBLE GIFT TO CUMBERLAND INFIRMARY. - The DEAN OF CARLISLE has received the following letter from MR. GEORGE MOORE: - "My dear MR. DEAN, - I have just read the account of the meeting at the Infirmary, and I perceive you are short of available funds to pay for recent buildings.  To partly help you out of the difficulty, I enclose you a cheque for One Thousand Pounds.
MAN SHOT AT EAMONT BRIDGE. - On Monday afternoon, a serious accident happened on the road between Eamont Bridge and Skirsgill.  As THOMAS HEBSON, a young man residing at Penrith, and in the employment of MR. JOS. TREMBLE, nurseryman, was proceeding to his work at Skirsgill grounds, he was accidently shot in the leg and lower part of his body by JOSEPH ROBINSON, landlord of the Welcome Into Cumberland Inn, Eamont Bridge, who was in pursuit of game on the land of MR. BLAICKLOCK.  HEBSON was removed to Eamont Bridge, where he was attended by a doctor.  His leg is very much shattered; but it is hoped no serious result will ensue.