About nine o’clock on Monday morning a man named Joseph HODGSON, in the employment of the Maryport Urban District Council, had a narrow escape.
 It appears that he had descended into a sewer manhole at Grasslot, and suspecting that something was wrong after he had been down a short time his companions hauled him out and discovered that he was severely “gassed.”

 After remaining in the open air a short time HODGSON recovered sufficiently to be taken home in a cart and is now progressing favorably.