Intelligence has been received from America by MR. WILLIAM CARRUTHERS, butcher, Brow Top, Workington, stating that a fatal accident had occurred to his son, JOSEPH CARRUTHERS, a mason, whilst engaged at his trade.


The deceased fell about 35 yards, and was killed instantaneously.  JOSEPH CARRUTHERS was about 33 years of age, and was well-known in Workington.


He went out to America with MR. FERGUSON, mason, and several others in the spring of the present yeat.






On Wednesday night, MR. JOHN JENKINSON, auctioneer, conducted a property sale at the New Crown Inn, Washington Street.  The property comprised a freehold mansion called "Clarendon House", with garden, orchard, stable, and coachhouse, attached; and situated in Great Clifton.


There was also a freehold public-house, known as the "Ship Inn, situated at Great Clifton.


A brisk competition took place for both lots, and MR. P. IREDALE became the purchaser of the Mansion and the public house at L. 850.  MR. J. C. THOMPSON, solicitor, acted for the vendors.


MR. JENKINSON, also offered for sale at the "Green Dragon" Hotel, a dwelling house and shop situated at the corner of Devonshire Street and Peter Street, at present in the occupation of the Bee-Hive Co-operative Society.  The bidding only reached L. 280. and the property was withdrawn, the reserve price being L. 495.