June 23 1882
Mr George Dale OLIVER, A.R.I.B.A, Architect and Surveyor, Bank Chambers, Carlisle, begs to intimate that he has now opened Branch Offices at 44 Pow-street, Workington, where he carries on all the branches of the profession.
William BYERS, Bookseller, Stationer, and Newsagent, 24 Wood-street, Maryport.
George BROWNRIGG, (successor to the late Henry GLOVER), Grocer, Flour Dealer, Tea & Coffee Merchant, 15 Washington-street, Workington.
William DOBIE, Painter, Plumber, Glazier, &c., 13 Senhouse-street, Maryport. All orders entrusted to him will be punctually attended to.
M A NIXON wishes to draw the attention of the public to the splendid values in Tea which she is now offering. Also bacon, cheese, lard, sugars &c., ……….53 Wood-street, Maryport.
William IRVING, wholesale and retail provision, flour, and grain merchant, King-street, Maryport.
Peter BANKS, upholsterer, &c., ………will commence to clear out the whole of his stock of carpets &c. 72 High-street, Maryport.
George LIGHTFOOT’S – carpets, floor cloths, curtains, cretonnes, table linen, sheetings. 33 Wood-street, Maryport. An apprentice wanted.
**The following have all been abridged**
J J HINE, 44 Brow-street, Maryport, is prepared to let landaus, waggonettes, open or covered carriages, dog-carts, whitechapel dog-carts &c.
W COCKBAIN, French and English dress goods, lace, fichus, fringes, gimps and laces. 57 Senhouse-street, Maryport.
Quintin MOORE, ship chandler and ironmonger, Harbour House, Maryport. Oils, cotton waste, tallow and grease, ropes, canvas.
HAMILTON Brothers, Senhouse-street, Norman & Collin’s Terraces, Maryport. Hams, bacon, cheese, butter, lard, teas.
Workington and District
Workington and District News.
Workington Dock and Harbour Bill. – This bill was on Tuesday again before the Committee of the House of Lords on unopposed Bills, Lord Redesdale presiding. Lord Cosmo Gordon came forward and gave his personal assent to the bill, and the committed again adjourned until Friday next for some further consents.
Change of Primitive Methodists Ministers. – The duties of the Rev M P DAVIDSON, the Primitive Methodist minister resident in Workington, will terminate with the expiration of the present month; he having accepted an invitation from the Primitives in the Crook circuit to labour in their district. His successor will be the Rev Charles GOODALL, who, some nine years ago, officiated as superintending-minister in the Whitehaven circuit. He has since then been labouring in the mission field, and leaves that sphere of work in Motherwell to take the new appointment which was made by the Conference held last week, and which has given general satisfaction among the members.
Change in the Managing Staff of the Moss Bay Iron and Steel Works. – The present manager of the Moss Bay Iron and Steel Works, Mr John WHARTON, will shortly leave Workington to discharge the duties of a similar office at Blenaven, Wales. For five or six years the works of the Moss Bay Company have been under his supervision; and during the last three years some very extensive improvements have been carried out, by his immediate direction, in the steel department. The output of rails, consequently, has been considerably facilitated. His business qualifications have made the works a prosperous concern, and he had gained a large number of friends.
Improvements at the Workington Iron and Steel Works. – Various improvements are being introduced in the different ironworks in Workington, and prominent amongst them are to be found those which have been made in the Workington Iron and Steel Company’s Works, which will be more familiarly known as the "Old Company’s." These works were formerly owned by the Messrs LINDOW and others, but owing to the state of trade in 1876 the proprietors were compelled to suspend operations. The works remained closed until 1879, when negotiations were opened for the purchase of the works by some local gentlemen, and they passed into the hands of Messrs VALENTINE, KIRK, QUIRK, WHARTON, LEDGER, and WATSON, with Mr John WHARTON as managing director. Important alterations and improvements are just now being carried out under the direction of Mr COOPER, the manager. A new blast furnace is being erected; and altogether, the works are in a prosperous condition, having two furnaces in blast, with a large output.
Accident. – A man named John LAWLER, married, and residing in Botany-street, received severe injuries at the Workington Iron and Steel Works on Monday evening, about eight o’clock. In conjunction with other men he had been engaged changing a tweer at one of the furnaces. The tweers are clothed with about six inches of clay when placed in their respective positions. When a new one is required the old one is taken out and the clay with which it was surrounded remains in its place, and has to be gradually burnt out. Such a process was being carried out on Tuesday evening when the clay had almost burnt away, and the iron commenced to make a passage through a small hole. Lawler procured a hook and endeavoured to prevent the waste of iron; but so thin had the clay become that when he did so the hook broke the clay and into the furnace it went. The molten iron, with a strong force of blast behind it, immediately came out and dreadfully injured Lawler, particularly about the left arm. He was conveyed home, where he is now progressing as favourably as can be expected.
Fatal Accident. – Mr WEBSTER, coroner for the lordship of Egremont, and a jury, held an inquiry on Tuesday morning, at the police-station, Workington, into the death of Thomas WALKER, 65 years of age. Elizabeth Walker said she was the daughter of the deceased and lived in High-street. Her father was a husbandman by trade. He had not worked for the last three years, as he had independent means. He had not the use of his right side owing to an infirmity. On the 7th of June, about ten minutes past eleven, witness left him sitting in an arm-chair, in the kitchen, while she went out on some business. There was no one in the house but himself. Saw him again about a quarter to twelve o’clock, and he was then burned on his left side, He told her that there was no blame attached to anyone. He had been lighting his pipe with a piece of paper, and he threw the burning paper down, and it set fire to a newspaper. He tried to put the flames out and in doing so they caught his jacket sleeve. He then made his way to the tap to extinguish the flames, and at the same time shouted for assistance, and the neighbours went in to him. The burns extended over the left arm, left breast, left side, and a part of the body, She called in medical assistance immediately after learning of the accident. Isabella HALL said that on the day in question she heard several screams, and went to Mr Walker’s house and found him in flames. Had a woollen cloth in her had, and with it tried to put out the flames, A woman named KELLY then came in and threw a bucket of water on the deceased, and it put out the flames. Witness and Kelly then took him upstairs to bed. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
Workington Board School. –The Workington School Board held a meeting yesterday morning, at the Board-room, Guard-street. There were present: Revs J J THORNLEY (chairman), T DICKEN, Messrs A PEILE, J W RANDALL, G GRAHAM, and J DAND (clerk). It was resolved that the common seal of the Board be affixed to the indenture securing a mortgage of £1,000, and further advances not exceeding therewith £3,642 from the Public Works Loan Commissioners for the enlargement of St John’s and St Michael’s Board-school, Workington. It was decided that the common seal of the Board should be affixed to the Commissioners’ certificate for the first advance of £1,000. The next business was the consideration of the draft lease for the piece of ground near to Westfield-farm. The clerk pointed out that there was some mistake in it, and he was instructed to get it rectified. A letter was read from Mr HODGSON, contractor, asking the Board to postpone the summer holidays until the 7th proximo, so as to allow him to make a connection with the old and new schools. On the motion of Mr Peile, the request was acceded to. A letter was read from Mr LEWIS, the schoolmaster at Lawrence-street-school, requesting the payment of his salary every month, in preference to quarterly payments, as is now the case. On the motion of the Chairman it was agreed to accede to the application for the present: and a notice of motion was given to consider at next meeting Mr Lewis’s salary, and the desirability of placing it on the same basis as the two other head master, namely, a stated salary and a portion of the Government grant. A letter was read from Miss H PEARSON, head schoolmistress of Lawrence-street-school, reminding the Board of the promises which they made to aid her in raising the per-centage of children passing at the yearly examination; it also referred to the pupil teachers who stand as candidates for examination, and requested that the choosing of them should rest with the head-mistress. It was ultimately agreed that the matter should be left with the School Visitors. The agreement between Miss FEARON and the Board, as mistress, was laid before the Board and signed by the chairman.
Police – Cockermouth
"Sounding brass and tinkling cymbal" – At the Cockermouth Police-court on Monday, Thomas WRIGHT, of Cockermouth, was charge with having refused to have his child vaccinated. -Defendant: I have done nothing wrong. I have committed no crime. – Mr MUSGRAVE appeared to prosecute, and called John EDGAR, vaccination officer, to prove the charge. – Defendant: I would not have appeared here today only out of respect for the Bench. The vaccination laws are as sounding brass and tinkling cymbal. – The defendant was fined 5s and costs.
Trespassing in pursuit of game. – Robert BELL, of Great Broughton, was charged with having trespassed in pursuit of game at Stockton, near Great Broughton, on the 4th of June. – Henry GATE said he was out on his father’s land on the day in question. He saw the defendant on the land ranging about with two lurcher dogs. He ran away as soon as he saw witness. Witness told him that he need not run away as he knew him. – The Bench fined the defendant £1, including costs.
Worrying lambs. – Samuel SHERWEN, farmer, of Dean, sued Thomas LOCK, farmer, of Oldfield, to recover £5 damages, incurred by the defendant’s dog having worried one ewe and three lambs, the property of the complainant, on the 1st of May last. – Mr ATTER appeared for the complainant and Mr PAISLEY for the defendant. – John TROUGHTON said he was a gamekeeper employed by Mr BROWN, solicitor, of Whitehaven. On the morning in question he was in Hollins Wood about seven o’clock. He saw a large, rough dog amongst a flock of sheep. Witness proceeded in the direction of the dog and saw it "riving" a ewe. Witness was then about 200 yards off. He next saw it get hold of a lamb. He knew to whom the sheep belonged and fired his gun at the dog. Did not know whether he hit it or not. The dog ran away and jumped a five-barred gate near Wilson GIBSON’s farm at Calva. Witness saw Wilson Gibson in his farm-yard and spoke to him about defendant’s dog worrying the sheep. Witness afterwards went to the filed with Joseph SLEE, about nine o’clock at night. The sheep that had been worried were still warm. The defendant told witness saw the defendant’s dog it had a piece of broken chain round its neck. – Police-constable ARMSTRONG said he was stationed at Ullock. He knew the defendant’s dog and had frequently cautioned him about it. On the 1st of May he went to the defendant’s premises and told defendant’s wife to fasten the dog up. He helped defendant’s son to make the dog secure. Saw the defendant next day and asked him if he had seen Slee (the plaintiff’s manager) about the sheep that had been worried. Defendant replied that he had not ht slightest doubt but that his dog had worried the sheep, but he thought that Saul’s dog had been with it. Defendant also stated that he saw his dog about six o’clock on the morning in question, and did not see it again until eight o’clock when he thought it would have come back from a second feed. – John SHEE said he was the complainant’s manager at Dean. He saw the sheep all right on Sunday, the 30th of April. On the following day he went into the field and found a ewe and lamb worried and two lambs missing, which he concluded had been eaten by the dog. He saw the defendant’s dog and noticed that its chain had been broken. He claimed £1 each for the three lambs and £2 for the ewe. – For the defence Mr Paisley called Lock, who, in the course of his evidence, admitted that the dog had been shot by some one on the morning in question, and that it had a collar round its neck to which a piece of chain was attached. – Other evidence having been heard, the Bench decided to award the plaintiff £5 damages, including costs.
Note – this article shows the manager’s name as both Slee and Shee.
Assault on a wife. – John MORGAN, labourer, of Cockermouth, was charged with having assaulted his wife, Jane MORAN, on the 9th inst. – Mr T C BURN appeared for the complainant. – Complainant stated that on the day in question the defendant was coming out of the Black Bull Inn at the time she was passing. Defendant knocked her down in the street, and as it was a wet night she "was all sludge over." Defendant had not been living with her for six weeks, and spent all his money in the Black Bull. She had three children. Two of them went to school. After the summons had been taken out against the defendant he came to take her life. – Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined £1 including costs.
Aspatria and District
Aspatria and District
The Accident at Harrington Pit. – The two divers from Cardiff are still pursuing their explorations down the pit. The workmen employed have succeeded in getting the clack door off. At what particular date the water may be got out of the pit is very uncertain. In the meantime some of the men have obtained work at the various collieries in the district.
Hayton Church. – A beautiful stained glass memorial window has been placed in this church by Mr Joseph HETHERINGTON, of Midtown, Hayton, in memory of his wife and children. The colouring is rich in tone, and the figures are finely executed.
Aspatria Independent Chapel Festival. – The half-yearly social tea festival in connection with the Independent Chapel was held on Wednesday. In the afternoon tea was served in the Market-hall, to which a goodly number sat down. In the evening the usual public meeting was held in the chapel. Mr C DICKINSON presided, and there was a good attendance. Addresses were given by several of the members on the preachers’ plan.
Serious Accident at Torpenhow. – During the afternoon of Wednesday an accident occurred to Mr John MATTINSON, youngest son of Mr Mattinson, farmer, of Ireby. Having kindly offered to assist Mr Turner DOUGLAS, Ruthwaite, to load straw that had been threshed at Whitecroft, and was to be despatched to Keswick by cart yesterday morning, Mr Mattinson was loading upon the cart, and after putting on the required quantity was in the act of pulling tight the rope when it broke. The straw upon being released from the rope rebounded, causing the loader to be thrown with great violence upon the flagged yard. He fell upon the side of his head with considerable force and a deep cut and insensibility resulted. Assistance was procured, and the injured man conveyed home to his father’s residence at Ireby, a messenger was despatched for Dr BRIGGS, who was soon in attendance. Upon examination the doctor pronounced the case as most serious, and gave little hope of recovery. Wednesday night was passed by the patient in a state of stupor, and early yesterday morning the doctor again visited the injured man, No favourable change had taken place, and it is feared that there is little hope of recovery.
Sunday Lecture. – Under the auspices of the Aspatria Sunday Lecture Committed a lecture was given in the Noble Temple, Aspatria, on Sunday last, by Mr Thomas FARRALL, entitled "The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton – a Study for Young Men." The chair was taken by Mr Foster FARRALL, and there was a very large audience, the Temple being literally crowded to the door……………..On the motion of Mr James BERWICK, seconded by Mr Joseph ROOK, a unanimous vote of thanks was passed to Mr Farrell (sic). Votes of thanks were also passed to the chairman and to the children.