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 The annual meeting of the Executive Committee and the ladies auxilary of this Union was held on Saturday last at Derwent Lodge, Papcastle, Cockermouth, by the kind invitation of Mr. And Mrs. IRWIN.
 There was a large and representative gathering from all parts of the county, who were received at the entrance hall with kindly greetings by the host and hostess. Arrangements had been made for holding the meeting on the lawn in front of the mansion, but owing to the rain which was falling at the time, it was held in a large room facing the hall, and which also gave magnificent view of the surrounding hilly country.
 The chairman of the Union, Mr. F. KELLY presided, and carried out the business in an expeditious manner. Included in the business was the fixing of the annual business meeting to be held at Whitehaven in the autumn, and also the memorial lecture at Workington, at which Dr. CHAPPLE, M. P., is expected to be the lecturer.
 Business over, Mr. IRWIN on behalf of Mrs. IRWIN and himself invited the meeting to tea, and in doing so expressed the pleasure in having the opportunity to do so, and also their interest and the sympathy with the work of the temperance amongst the young. Tea over, the rest of the evening was spent in viewing the splendid grounds and hot houses surrounding the mansion, and in games of croquet on the lawn, finally being photographed in a group by Mr. IRWIN.
 Hearty thanks were accorded to Mr. And Mrs. IRWIN for the kind and courteous manner in which they had entertained the gathering.