Anyone paying a visit to the school will at once find a decided
improvement in the external appearance, both of the school building and of the
Master's residence, all the window spouting &c., having received a good coating of
paint. In the interior a still further improvement is visible, the whole
having been painted, whitewashed, and thoroughly cleaned throughout, giving it a
very comfortable and cheerful appearance.

       The grounds and the gardens also present an altered aspect, and show
the advantage of selecting  a master interested in horticulture. For some years
past the gardens have gradually gone to waste through lack of fences and
other causes, and the present improvement is entirely due to Mr. FITZNEWTON, who
was only appointed to mastership at Christmas, and who has expended a
considerable amount of labour and also incurred some expense in reclaiming it.

       To encourage some of the older boys, who have a taste for gardening,
Mr. FITZNEWTON has allotted small plots of ground, the appearance of which is
most creditable to the youthful amateurs. Much of course,  yet remains to be
done, but probably by another season, Mr. FITZNEWTON may be able to bring the
gardens into the high state of cultivation they were in on the retirement of Mr.
J. B. DOBSON, some ten years ago.


       Yesterday week Mr. E. A. SALMON, of Ulverston, sold by auction the
household goods and effects belonging to Mr. Wm. COWARD, of Rusland, who some
time ago, along with two of his sons emigrated to Canada. The whole was speedily
disposed of but prices were somewhat low. Mrs. COWARD and family left during
the evening for Liverpool, where they will embark to join her husband in