CARLISLE AND DISTRICT NEWS.

The Charlotte Street two days' sale of work last week realised £120.

The Health Committee of the Corporation at their meeting on Friday decided
that they could not entertain the application of the Stanwix Parish Council
to build a boathouse on the Carlisle side of river instead of on the Stanwix
side.

LADY CARLISLE has been nominated for a seat on the Malton Board of Guardians
and Rural District Council for Coneysthorpe parish.  The other candidates
are  MR. THOMAS BRADSHAW, one of the Castle Howard tenants,  and  the REV.
JAMES HOLROYD, Congregational minister.

The Local Government Board has intimated that they will send down an
Inspector to hold an inquiry into the appeal of MR. M. H. PATTINSON in
respect to the cost of the repair of a certain sewer whch he and others have
been asked to defray by the Corporation.

The Late MR. W. PARK. - a subscription list has been opened at the Carlisle
Liberal Club for the benefit of the widow of the late MR. W. PARK.  It is
proposed to close the fund at the end of this month, and MR. CHANCE, the
treasurer, who has received about £40, will be glad to receive any further
subscriptions while the list remains open

CARLISLE MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY. - This society held the last meeting of the
present session on Friday night when DR. CRAWFORD AITKEN read a paper on
"The miscroscope in the detection of crime."  MR. KEKWICK presided.  The
lecturer in a graphic and interesting way showed how the microscope has
often been an efficient aid to the law in the detection of crime.  An
interesting discussion followed, and a vote of thanks to the lecturer
brought the meeting to a close.

OUR IRON ROADS. -  On Monday evening a lecture was given in the Queen's
Hall,
Viaduct, by MR. A. C. THOMPSON, general secretary of the Railway Temperance
Union.  The lecture was under the auspices of the Carlisle and District
Branch of the Union, and there was a large attendance of railway men with
their families.  MR. MACINNES presided, and in introducing the lecturer,
dwelt on the importance of the railway industry in Carlisle, where nearly a
quarter of the population were dependant on the railways.
        The lecture was of a most interesting character, and was admirably
illustrated by a large number of beautiful lime-light views.  The marvellous
advance in railway travelling during the present reign was well exemplified
by sketches of what first and second class trains were in 1837 contrasted
with the expresses of to-day.
        Continental and American railways also came in for a share of
attention and illustration, and some of the most remarkable engineering
feats in connection with railway work were described.

The lecturer did not fail to put in a word for total abstinence, and showed
conclusively its benefits to the railway worker under all conditions.  He
was accorded a hearty vote of thanks at the close.
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