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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE.

 

 

NOTICE. - A well-known local gentleman, a literateur of some standing, who is at present travellin' in Scotland, will shortly contribute to the "Star" a series of interesting papers entitled "Notes on a journey to John O'Groats; my adventures and experiences by the way.

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The scholars, teachers, and friends of the Cockermouth Congregational Sunday School had their annual trip to St. Bees on Saturday.  The weather was fine, and a very pleasant day was spent at the sea side.

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On Saturday an excursion under the auspices of the workmen at MESSRS. CAMMELL's works, was run to Glasgow, and was a complete success.  There were two trains, one starting from the Low Station, and the other from the crossing near the works.  Both were well filled, there being about 1,500 passengers.

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A special train was run from the Central Station on the Cleator and Workington line to Egremont on Saturday afternoon, to allow the volunteers and others to visit the Fancy Fair held at Egremont in connection with the Rifle Volunteer encampment.   The members of the Workington volunteers and a large number of other people went by the train.

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On Tuesday evening the half-yearly meeting of the Maryport Mechanics' Institute was held at the Institute.  MR. J. WATSON, the president, was in the chair.  MR. W. COULTHARD, the secretary, read the report which was adopted, after which MR. J. BANKS sold the papers at good prices.

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At the Cockermouth  Police Court, on Monday, JOHN RITSON, farmer, Dovenby, was charged with having detained in his employment a child under the age of 13 years, without having obtained a certificate of proper school efficiency or previous due attendance at a certified school.  The offence was admitted, and the defendant was fined 15s., including the costs.

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On Tuesday evening a meeting of St. Michael's Church Restoration Committee was held in the Parish Room, CAPTAIN RICE presiding.  The REV. J. HODGSON submitted a financial statement and urged the beginning of the work.  Other members of the committee were opposed to this course till the whole of the subscriptions had been received, and it was finally decided to await the return of MR. T. IREDALE, who is from home, before taking decisive steps.

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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE

 

The weekly meeting of the St. John's Temperance Society, Workington, was held on Tuesday night.  The REV. J. J. THORNLEY presided.  The following programme was rendered in capital style;

 

-Piano solo, MISS ARDLEY;

  -song, We'd better bide awee MISS WAITE;

-reading, The bashful man, MR. G. JONES;

-song, Robin, MISS SCOTT;

-song, The children's home, MISS WAITE;

song, The warrior bold, MR. WALLACE;

-recitation, The flower girl, MR. LUMSDEN;

-reading, Richard II, the CHAIRMAN;

 

At the close of the meeting two new members joined the Society.

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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE

 

Sunday being Hospital Sunday at Maryport, the members of the Church of England Benefit Society, the Free Gardeners, Rechabites, Orangemen, Oddfellows, Mechanics, and Foresters assembled in Fleming Square, formed in procession and headed by the Artillery Volunteer Brass Band, marched in procession to St. Mary's Church.

 

The members of the local Orange lodge were joined by contingents from other lodges in the district.  MR. PETRIE and MR. HILTON acted as marshals of the procession, which was a very imposing one; the Ellenborough Brass Band bringing up the rear.

 

The preacher on the occasion was the REV. E. SAMPSON.  Collections were altaken at Christ Church.

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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE

 

On Saturday a 120 yards handicap footrace was commenced at MR. WARBURTON's Derwent Running Grounds, Workington.  There were 58 entries, and the following are the winners of the first heats: -

 

C. CALLIGAN, Workington (19-1/2 yds.)

R. KELLY, Workington (19-1/2 yds.)

D. THOMAS, Workington (19 yds.)

G. SOUTHERN, Maryport, (20 yds.)

J. BURNET, Flimby (22 yds.)

W. EDGAR, Workington (16-1/2 yds.)

J. BOWDEN, Maryport (20-1/2 yds.)

A. BILINGTON, Workington (16 yds.)

J. SWEENEY, Workington (20-1/2 yds.)

J. HEWITSON, Workington (21 yds.)

T. DOLAN, Workington (23 yds.)

J. FURNESS, Workington (20 yds.)

J. GATE, Barepot (18 yds.)

G. BARKER, Workington (19-1/2 yds.)

The final heats will be decided to-morrow (Saturday.)

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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE

 

COCKERMOUTH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

 

The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Court House on Monday.  MR. W. HERBERT presided.

 

THE FLIMBY LODGE SCHOOLS.

 

A letter was read from the REV. J. J. THORNLEY, vicar of St. John's, Workington, stating that, in company with MR. WILKINSON WALKER, Crosby, he had visited the school at Flimby Lodge, and he was glad to say that he found everything in the most satisfactory condition;  they also suggested several changes in regard to the schools and these the Board agreed to.

 

GIFT OF FLOWERS.

 

MR. FRENCH, the workhouse master, reported that he had received a hamper of flowers from the REV. H. D. RAWNSLEY, vicar of Crosthwaite, for the use of the inmates. - MR. FAWKES also reported presents from MR. T. IREDALE for the children at Flimby Lodge.

 

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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE

 

COCKERMOUTH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

 

The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Court House on Monday.  MR. W. HERBERT presided.

 

THE FLIMBY LODGE SCHOOLS.

 

A letter was read from the REV. J. J. THORNLEY, vicar of St. John's, Workington, stating that, in company with MR. WILKINSON WALKER, Crosby, he had visited the school at Flimby Lodge, and he was glad to say that he found everything in the most satisfactory condition;  they also suggested several changes in regard to the schools and these the Board agreed to.

 

GIFT OF FLOWERS.

 

MR. FRENCH, the workhouse master, reported that he had received a hamper of flowers from the REV. H. D. RAWNSLEY, vicar of Crosthwaite, for the use of the inmates. - MR. FAWKES also reported presents from MR. T. IREDALE for the children at Flimby Lodge.

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SPORTING NOTES BY "MINTING"

 

Carlisle meeting being over, Sportsmen will now turn their attention to the Liverpool Cup.  The attandance at Carlisle meeting was very good, despite the very unfortunate weather on the plate day.  The Cumberland Plate, furnished one of the most sensational finishes ever seen, as MOSSPAUL appeared to have won easily by half a length, but to the surprise of every one, QUEEN'S COUNSEL'S number was hoisted as the winner.  MR. C. J. CUNNINGHAM on behalf of SIR R. JARDINE, objected to the judge's decision, but the objection was overruled, and the judges decision remained undisturbed.  The weather on the second day was fine, and the backers would have a grand time of it as every favourite won.

 

The field for the Liverpool Cup will only be a very small one, judging by the number of acceptors.  RYMOOR has been awarded top weight, and I am told he is a certain winner, but I for one am not fond of his chance.  ASH-PLANT and PHIL both stand on one mark with