BOOTLE AND MILLOM.
 
HOSPITAL SUNDAY AT BOOTLE.
 
Collections were taken in aid of the Whitehaven and West Cumberland Infirmary at St. Michael's Church, Bootle, on Sunday last, sermons being preached by the REV. F. FOSTER, St. Bees.  The collections amounted to £4 3s  6d.
 
THE LATE RECTOR OF BOOTLE.
 
The proposed testimonial to the late rector of Bootle is being very generously supported, almost every parishioner contributing to the fund for the purpose.  There will be very little difficulty in raising the required amount.  In the meantime, speculation is rife as to who the new rector will be.  Names have been mentioned, but as yet there is no reliable information on the matter.
 
BOOTLE ODDFELLOWS.
 
The members of the Bootle Lodge of Oddfellows, though not large in numbers, do not intend to allow the friendly societies' season, "Whitsuntide" to pass by without something being done to show that they are existing.
    At present the proceedings consist only of a supper, but some day it is to be hoped that the usual procession and gala may be looked forward to. 
    The club continues to make very steady progress, though no doubt the officers would be pleased to see the advantages offered more freely sought by an increased membership.
 
MILLOM & BOOTLE NEWS.
 
APPOINTMENT OF AN ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN IN MILLOM.
 
THOMAS ALFRED NUTE, son of MR. NUTE, Lapstone-road, Millom, has been appointed assistant librarian at the Millom Free Library.
 
A JUVENILE CATALOGUE.
 
For the use of juveniles, MR. HUTCHINSON has prepared a very interesting catalogue of works in the library suitable for children.
 
SOUTH AFRICAN MAILS.
 
The Moor left Madeira with incoming South African mails yesterday (Wednesday) morning at six o'clock.  Letters for Millom and West Cumberland may therefore be expected about Monday.
 
COUNCIL BUSINESS.
 
As the result of some discussion, yesterday, at the District Council, MR. LANG gave notice for the provision of a sub post-office near Queen-street, Millom.  The business of the Council was disposed of in twenty minutes.
 
CHANGE OF LANDLORDS AT HAVERIGG.
 
The Star Inn, Haverigg, has been taken by MR. NELSON, of the Bugle Horn, Ulverston.
 
THE AMALGAMATED SPORTS PRIZES.
 
There is a nice display of prizes in MR. DIXON's window, Millom, which have been purchased from Millom tradesmen by the Amalgamated Sports Committee for their sports on Whit-Monday.
 
THE RECENT ACCIDENT AT THE MILLON IRONWORKS.
 
The adjourned inquest on the stoker, BROWN, who met with such a sad death at the Millom Ironworks last week, has been further adjourned till to-day (Thursday).  It is understood that the relatives will be legally represented at the inquest.

 
BOOTLE & MILLOM.
 
FUNERAL AT MILLOM PARISH CHURCH - The funeral of the late MR. JOHN WALKER, of Applehead, took place at Holy Trinity Church on Friday.  His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of relatives and friends.
    Deceased was much respected through a long and honourable life.  He was a native of the parish, in which he had lived the most of his life.
    The funeral service was conducted by the REV. JOHN IRVING (vicar) in a very impressive manner.  A large number of beautiful wreaths were sent by sympathising friends.  Deceased leaves a grown up family of three sons and two daughters.
 
MILLOM BENEFIT SOCIETIES - In Millom the Friendly Societies have been heavily taxed to provide the usual allowance for sick members.  One large club, the membership of which exceeds 1,000, has had its funds reduced somewhat in consequence of the sick pay allowance exceeding the contributions paid during the past twelve months.
 
THE MILLOM FOOTBALL CLUB - Millom footballers must be possessed of more than their average share of medals, though, of course, well earned in the various competitions in which they were engaged.
    On Monday evening there were no less than 50 of these emblems of the prowess of the members of club distributed.  The distribution of prizes, which was accompanied by a concert and ball, was only poorly attended.  Once the season is over, interest in matters appertaining to football is evidently abandoned.
  
BOOTLE AND MILLOM.
 
SALE AT HARLOCK RESERVOIR - On Tuesday MESSRS. LOWDEN & POSTLETHWAITE sold for MR. W. BRADLEY, of Millom, the whole of the engines, machinery, plant, horses, carts, gear, &c., used in the construction of the reservoir for the Barrow Corporation.  The weather being fine, there was a large attendance and satisfactory prices were realised.
 
PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT HAVERIGG - MR. T. J. C. FOX, grocer, Haverigg, has recently purchased two fields adjoining Pool Side, Haverigg, from MR. J. GUNSON, Ulpha.
 
RETIREMENT OF THE POSTMASTER AT THE GREEN, MILLOM - Consequent on the proposed alterations in the post-office work at The Green, and also through the unremunerative connections held therewith, MR. JOHN KIRKBY has relinquished all the different branches of business held therewith.  Being a native of The Green, where he has lived all his life, he was brought up to the trade of a tailor and draper, and enjoyed the business in the good old days when competition was almost unknown.
    MR. KIRKBY was therefore well able to lay by a competency for a retirement when the proper time arrived.  MR. KIRKBY was a man of such close business habits that he never travelled far from his own neighbourhood, except to visit some of the nearest market towns occasionally, and also when young, figuring in some of the local wrestling rings, including the Flan sports of old.
    Being strong and of a stalwart build, he had the advantage over many of his opponents when strength was needed.
    MR. KIRKBY has held the Post-office appointment for 25 years, and during that time he has been assisted by MRS. KIRKBY and his daughter.