On Tuesday night, at an ordinary meeting of this Association in the
Lecture Room, Howgill-street, Whitehaven, a lecture was delivered by Captain W.
I. FARRER, Bassenthwaite, on "Snails, their habits and uses."
The lectures were illustrated by a large number of magnificent
lantern slides, which were made by the lecturer. Dr. MATTHEWS (the president)
occupied the chair, and there was a large attendance. The lecturer dealt with his
subject in a mannerly style, and made it very interesting.
Referring to the speed of snails, he said the garden snail was a
scorcher, and travelled about a mile in about 14 days, 16 hours.
At the conclusion of the lecture the president proposed a vote of
thanks to Captain FARRER, and said that after the masterly way in which he had
treated the subject that night that they would all take a keener and deeper
interest in snails. (Applause)
Mr. WILKINSON seconded the proposal, which was carried unanimously.
The lecturer suitably acknowledged the compliment.