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- Edition: March 10, 1882 March 10, 1882
We have received the following extract from a letter from
"Much gloom has been thrown over this place lately by the sad affair of
the sportsmen in Asia Minor, about which you have doubtless heard in the
English papers. The imprudence of going to those wild places without an
interpreter, or a knowledge of the customs of the place, brought about
misunderstandings which resulted in the mortally wounding of Captain SHELBY, of the Falcon,
and subsequently his death.
This you will probably have heard through the papers, but what you will
not have heard, because I do not think it has been published, is the way in
which Captain GRENFELL's life was saved. Under Providence he owes it to the
great courage and presence of mind of one of the English gentlemen who
unfortunately was not with the others at the time of the trouble. This one, with his
knowledge of Turkish and of habits of these savage Albanian shepherds,
prevailed upon one of the chiefs to take a solemn oath that no harm should be done
to Captain G. (tightly bound) while he (Mr. W.) went to seek for medical aid.
This solemn oath was taken, and followed up by a still more binding one,
which the Albanian voluntarily took after the manner of his country by giving
his hand to Captain G., for whose life he then declared himself answerable. Mr.
W. then went off, and has subsequently learnt that the Albanian really did
defend, and probably save Captain G's life at the risk of his own, standing
between him and his own band, who, in Mr. W.'s absence, tried to put the
Capatin to death.
COCKERMOUTH v. KESWICK
On Saturday last, a match was played on the Cockermouth Green between
Cockermouth and Keswick teams, when the game resulted in favour of Keswick.
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTAIN ASSOCIATION.
On Monday evening last the Rev. A. WARRIS, rector of Moresby, delivered
a lecture, entitled "Character," at the Cockermouth Young Men's Christian
Association Room. Mr. T. M. HARRIS presided. At the close of the lecture the
usual votes of thanks were passed to the lecturer and the chairman.