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Mr H. G. BATEMAN, Binley Ground Farm, Seascale, has finished harvesting, securing
the last of his corn on Wednesday.
Messrs H. FOX (chairman), R. JEFFERSON, and John WILSON were adjudicating
magistrates at the Cleator Moor Petty Sessions yesterday (Friday).
EGREMONT LIBERAL ASSOCIATION - The three silver medals with gold centres
offered for competition at these rooms by the billiard players are on view in the shop
window of Mr I. W. NICHOLSON, cabinet maker, Egremont.
A HEARTY WELCOME - On Thursday evening a goodly number assembled at the
Seascale Station to welcome Mr BURNETT and his bride. Flags were flying at different
places, and at the Boys' Preparatory School there was a grand display of bunting.
THEATRE ROYAL, WHITEHAVEN. - There has been an excellent "bill of fare" at the
Theatre Royal this week, the boards being occupied by Mr and Mrs CHALMERS MACKEY'S
Company, who have been giving a series of Irish plays. The piece for to-night is
"The Wearin 'O' the Green."
THE MAGISTRATES on the Bench at Whitehaven Police Court, on Thursday, were
Messrs Joseph DICKINSON (chairman), H. FOX, J. N DICKINSON, W.H. WATSON,
W. BURNYEAT, J. WILSON, and R. MILLICAN, and the REV W. G. C. HODGSON.
A FISH-HAWKER IN TROUBLE - Yesterday at the Cleator Moor Petty Sessions,
Wm BELL (39), fish-hawker, Whitehaven, was charged with having been drunk in charge
of a horse and cart at Cleator Moor on August 28th. Inspector STEPHENS proved the
offence, and the defendant, who admitted the charge, was fined 20s.
UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH, EGREMONT. - The members of the Christian
Endeavour Society at this church was held last (Friday) night, in the schoolroom, when
Mr J. T. BRIGGS dealt with the subject, "Feasting that emaciates."
There was a good attendance.
DEATH OF A FRIZINGTON RESIDENT. - We regret to record the death of Mrs
Elizabeth ABERNETHY, Peter Street, Frizington, which occurred on Wednesday.
The deceased, who was 53 years of age, had suffered for a considerable time.
Previous to coming to Frizington the deceased resided at Kirkland, Lamplugh.
She leaves a husband and grown-up family, with whom deep sympathy is felt.
The funeral takes place this (Saturday) afternoon.
THE LATE MR BRIDSON - At a meeting of the "Ethenside" Tent of Rechabites,
Egremont, held of Saturday night, it was unanimously resolved to place on the minutes
of the Tent a resolution setting forth the appreciation of the members for the services
rendered to the tend by the late Mr Robert BRIDSON as trustee for many years.
P. M. C. E., EGREMONT - A meeting of the Christian Endeavour Society was held on
Thursday, under the presidency of Mr Thomas GILBERTSON. A capital address on
"Christian perfection" was delivered by the Rev Dr DAVIES, Whitehaven.
Miss BRANTHWAITE sang a solo, and Mr W. H. SOUTHWARD read the scripture.
SALE OF PROPERTY - We understand that Miss PEILE's house, situate at the corner of
College Street and Church Street, Whitehaven, has been sold by private treaty through
Mr W. H. CHAPMAN, solicitor, to Messrs ATKINSON and BENNETT, solicitors, on
behalf of Mr BRAGG, 3, Lowther Street, Whitehaven.
WHITEHAVEN P. S. A. - At the weekly meeting of the members of the Whitehaven
Congregational Church P.S.A., on Sunday afternoon, the Rev E. A. DAVIES, D.D., gave
an address on "Spiritual force." Miss KERR sang as a solo, "A dream of Paradise."
HARRINGTON CYCLIST FINED - Thomas PEARS (22), labourer, Harrington, was
charged at Whitehaven Police Court on Thursday with riding a bicycle without a light
at 12 p.m. on the 5th inst. - PC STEELE proved the offence, and defendant was fined 10s.
SETTLED CASES. - John DONALD(22), collier, Whitehaven, was summoned for wilfully
damaging a window, a chest of drawers and dishes, the property of Sarah DONNELLY,
married, on Sept 5th. A the Police Court on Thursday it was stated that the case had been
settled. An assault case was also settled out of court, the parties being John STARKEY(54),
collier (defendant), and Elizabeth HENDERSON, widow, (complainant).
DEATH OF Mr Wm BIRKETT, HOLMROOK. - We regret to record the death of Mr
Wm. BIRKETT, miller, Holmrook, which took place somewhat suddenly on Tuesday at his
residence, High House. He cam to Mr GRAHAM's of Holmrook, and subsequently took the
mill at Lutwidge Arms, which he has managed for a number of years. Deceased, who was
61 years of age, was much respected in the neighbourhood. The funeral took place yesterday
at St Peter's, Drigg.
SEASCALE - This week has witnessed the departure of many visitor. The arrivals are
few, and the season will be over for many lodging-house keepers. The season to many has
been below the average; tradesfolk and others complain that their takings have been much
below other seasons. The wet weather spoiled the month of August. Now that the weather
is fine and bracing, few visitors are left in Seascale.
A DEFENDANT'S COMPLAINT - Elizabeth SCOTT (48), single, Egremont, was charge
at Whitehaven Police Court, on Thursday, with using obscene language, on the 6th inst. -
P.C. BOWMAN said defendant was quarrelling with a woman named ROURKE. -
Defendant said ROURKE was worse that her. Why wasn't she summoned? -
The Chairman: I can't tell you that. you will have to pay a fine of 10s.
BAD LANGUAGE AT KELLS - Catherine HARRISON (50), widow, Whitehaven, was
charged with using obscene language at Kells, on the 5th inst. - PC HORN gave evidence,
but defendant denied the offence, and Richard ROBINSON, of New Lowther Street,
Whitehaven, was called to support of the constable's statement. - Mary GRACIE,
North Row, Kells, daughter of defendant gave evidence on behalf of her mother.
- Defendant was fined 10s
EGREMONT SCHOOL CASES - Patrick WARD (55), miner, and Joseph LANCASTER (50),
miner both of Egremont, were charged at Whitehaven Police Court, on Thursday, with
neglecting to send their children to school. - Joseph NICHOLSON, school attendance
officer at Egremont, gave evidence, and attendance orders were made in each case.
STRUCK OUT - Edward SKILLEN(32), collier, Whitehaven, was summoned by his wife,
Margaret, for aggravated assault, on the 8th inst. - At the Police Court, on Thursday,
Mr ATTER, who attended on behalf of Mrs SKILLEN, said he had not seen his client since
receiving instructions, and he did not know whether the case had been settled or not. -
The names of the parties were then called, but there was no response, and the case was
FISH HAWKER IN THE DOCK - Jas WRIGHT, fish hawker, Whitehaven, was charged
at Whitehaven Police Court, on Thursday, with driving a horse and cart without a light,
between Car.gate and Hensingham, at 8-30 p.m., on the 9th inst. - P. C. IRVING proved
the case, and defendant, who did not appear, was fined 10,s with the alternative of seven
QUARRY ACCIDENT - On Wednesday morning at Messrs Thomas DIXON and Co.s
Powrah(?) Hall Limestone Quarries, a workman named William KEY, of Arlecdon Hill, had
his leg broken and suffered an injury to his back through the slipping of a piece of limestone
rock near to where he was employed. Dr R. ROUTLEDGE was speedily in attendance, and
the fracture was reduced by him, after which KEY was removed to his home in a trap from
the Arlecdon Parks Farm by his brother and other workmen.
HENSINGHAM QUADRILLE CLASS. - A dancing class was commenced in the Schoolroom,
Hensingham, on Thursday evening , and will be held weekly. It was very largely patronised.
Capital arrangements were made by the Committee and an enjoyable time was spent.
The duties of M.C.'s were ably discharged by Messrs R. WILSON and John PATTINSON,
and the music was supplied by Mr W. LENNON, Hensingham, Committee: Messrs R. WILSON,
D. HINDE, Joe DOBIE, J. W. TYSON, J. PATTINSON and Mr M. C. IREDALE, secretary.
HENSINGHAM BAND OF HOPE - The weekly meeting of this band of hope was held in the
Sunday Schoolroom, Hensingham, on Tuesday evening, under the superintendence of
Mr T. PHILLIPS, when there was a large attendance of members. A suitable address was given
by Mr PHILLIPS. Georgina COLVIN gave a recital entitled "Millie" and Dora BETHWAITE
recited "Happy Death." Mr Wm DOBIE sang in good style "Kitty," and a pleasant evening
SURFACE WORKMEN'S UNION - On Tuesday evening a meeting of this recently formed
Union was held at the Miners' Union Lodge room, Whitehaven. Mr Thomas BATTY presided.
Lists of names of those who had become members of the Union were submitted, the same
totalling up to about 360. Various officials were appointed. -
It was decided that the contributions be threepence per week to the Union, and one penny
per week to the Accident Fund.
MISSION TENT AT FRIZINGTON - The services conducted by Mr R. McLEAN,
evangelist in the Mission Tent of Frizington, have during the present week been well
attended, and have been of a highly satisfactory nature. On Tuesday evening the tent
was crowded. In addition to Mr McLEAN, Mr METCALF (Joyful News Evangelise), and
the Rev E. W. RIDLEY, took part in the service, and the Rev D. PARSONS, Cleator
rendered a solo. The sermon was preached by Master D. FERGUSON, the boy preacher
of Whitehaven, whose discourse was attentively listened to, and duly appreciated.
Mr C. THOMPSON acted as organist. The services are to conclude with a tea meeting.
WEDDING AT ARLECDON - On Wednesday Miss Ann Jane LINDSAY was married
to Mr Geo. BLACKBURN. Both are representatives of old and esteemed families in
Arlecdon. The ceremony which took place at St Paul's Church, Frizington, was
by the Curate, the Rev W. RIDLEY, and a large party afterwards partook of the wedding
breakfast, and had a drive into the country.
The festivities were renewed at night, when the Arlecdon Board Schools were utilised for
the purpose. The presents were numerous.
A RELIC OF THE PAST - In carrying out repairs to the Parish Church at Arlecdon, an
interesting relic has been discovered. This is a stone coffin lid, and undoubtedly has
belonged to the coffin of a soldier, as there is a finely carved cross with a sword
The Vicar (the Rev W. TAYLOR) deals with interesting "find" in the parish magazine,
and intimates that it will be safely preserved in the new building. The Vicar states the
lid is at least seven hundred years old.
A ST. BEES MAN DROWNED - By the loss of the steamer LUCHULVA(?), bound from
Galverton to Hamburg, during last Saturday's gale off the coast of Florida, it was feared
that Mr McGILL, engineer on board, was included amongst the drowned, and a telegram
from the owners in Liverpool has, unfortunately confirmed the truth of the statement.
Mr McGILL leaves a widow and young family, who have been resident in St. Bees for some
WESLEYAN SYNOD AT MILLOM. - There was a large gathering of representative
Wesleyans from different parts of Cumberland and adjoining counties, at Millom, on
Wednesday, the half-yearly District Wesleyan Synod being held at Millom. The Rev
Mr BROWN, chairman of the district, presided, and various matters in which Wesleyans
are interested were discussed and dealt with. Then only matter of public importance was
a resolution, which was adopted, respecting the atrocities in Macedonia. - Mr MANDALE,
Workington, moved a resolution asking the Government to use their influence to put a
stop to the atrocities that were committed by the Turks in Macedonia. -
It was decided to send copies of the resolution to the Premier and Foreign Secretary.
DEATH OF CAPT FARREN IN SOUTH AFRICA - It is with deep regret that the
residents of Seascale heard this week of the death of Capt Jerry FARREN, a former
well known and respected resident of Seascale. The deceased was the fourth son of
the late Mr Wm FARREN of "Herding Nab," Seascale, and grandson of the late Mr Jerry NICHOLSON,
of Egremont. He served his apprenticeship in the "BLENGFELL."
After serving his time he quickly passed his examinations and was soon promoted to the
position of master. He mad several voyages abroad before he gave up a seafaring life for
land pursuits. After spending fours years in Australia with some relative, he subsequently
went to South Africa. Latterly he has worked as secretary of the FARREN Slate Quarries
Co Ltd. He died on August 15th at Johannesburg Hospital, having been ill five days with