At a recent Radical caucus held in the village, at which a deputation from
Whitehaven was present, it was agreed, on the casting vote of the Chairman, to
pass a resolution of no confidence in Lord Rosebery, on the ground that he is
now spoken too highly of by the Tories.
An epidemic of influenza has spread over the district centred by Beckcote and
Strudda Bank Farms. The Egremont doctors are attending patients in almost
Preparations have been made at the Haile Hall for the visit of Captain and
The sportsmen in the neighbourhood are pleased to learn that there is a
probability of a stag hunt being held shortly.
A well know resident gave a supper to his friends the other night, and the
chief dish was a cow's heart fried.
The heap of unsightly stones in the churchyard is being removed.
The concert recently got up by the vicar, in aid of the school, resulted in a
balance of £10. A sum of £12 is still required.
There is some friction between the vicar and the managers of the school. The
concert referred to was got up by the vicar in opposition to one proposed by
the other managers, who intend to get up another to raise the amount still
Mr. Stephen NICHOLSON won a bell at a recent raffle.
At a meeting of the Parish Council on Saturday, the principal business was
the passing of Mr. TYSON's account for the mason work of the "duck pond." The
amount was £3 19s., which would have been much better spent if it had been
scrambled for by the village scholars. This muddle will have a good deal to do
with the election of the next Parish Council.