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NEWS AND NOTES.

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       On Saturday afternoon a tennis match between Egremont and Whitehaven
should have been played on the ground of the former, but owing to the inclement
weather the match was abandoned.

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       The Rev. C. C. GOODALL, who entered the Primitive Methodist ministry
from Workington, and who is now stationed at Greenock, has accepted an
invitation for next year to the Skipton Circuit, Yorkshire.

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Mr. Harry Noel CLARKE, the son of Mr. John Henry Edward CLARKE, J. P. of
Hallow Oak, Haverthwaite, is engaged to be married to the eldest daughter of Mr.
Arthur W. HUNT, of Longlands, Lancaster.

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       The Queen has graciously accepted a portfolio containing a complete
series of the photographic studies by Her Majesty, which have appeared as
supplements in "The Graphic" of August 19th, 26th, and September 2nd.

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       The South African mails, ex the R. M. S. Kildonan Castle, arrived at
Maderia at seven a. m. on Tuesday. May be accepted at South Hampton early on
Saturdau morning. Letters to this district will be delivered on Sunday morning.

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       The annual meeting of the Keswick Gas Company a dividend of 10 per
cent was declared upon the original capital, and for prompt payment of accounts
consumers have been allowed 5 per cent discount.

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       A special meeting of the members of the Whitehaven branch of the
Social Democratic Federation is being called with a view of inviting Mr. John SMITH
to contest the Newtown Ward. Mr. SMITH contested the Ward at the bye-election
last year, and also on a former occasion stood for Bransty Ward.

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       Loweswater Show will be held next Thursday. The showyard this year is
at Kirkstyle. There is an excellent entry in all classes, and no doubt if the
weather is anything like favourbale there will be the usual extensive
gathering from all parts of west Cumberland of those who look upon this fixture as one
of the most popular and enjoyable holidays of the year.

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       Harvest operations are at a standstill in the Beckermet district owing
to the rains. Many of the farmers have finished cutting, and some have got a
portion led, but what is left will be wasting if the weather continues wet.
Angling has been freely indulged in during the last few days by a few devotees
of the rod and more or less success. No great catches of the heavier fish, but
some good fair baskets of trout have been caught.

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