LOCAL AND GENERAL ITEMS.
Next Saturday will be May day.
Spring cleaning is now in full swing.
Whitehaven County Court will be on Monday.
The House of Commons resumed work on Monday.
There is a steady increase of British Soldiers and guns at the Cape.
MR. JACKSON, of Saltcoats, Drigg, has a field of oats three inches high.
MR. HELDER, M.P., leaves town to-day to attend to his parliamentary duties.
MR. .AND MRS. SPENCER BROADBENT, Moresby, were during the past week blessed
with a son and heir.
HIS HONOUR JUDGE STEAVENSON was entertained to dinner at Carlisle on
Thursday by the registrars of his circuit.
Eastertide has produced a beautiful supply of new bonnets and hats,
especially amongst the Sunday congregations.
Last Sunday, an unaccountable rumour was circulated in Whitehaven of the
death of the DUCHESS OR YORK.
The Millom District Council has re-elected MR. GEORGE HILL as chairman, and
MR. G. E. SHELDON as vice-chairman.
There will be no change in the running of passenger trains on the Furness or
Cleator and Workington Junction railways in May from present arrangements.
The preparations for the celebration of the Queen's longest reign at
Whitehaven promise to be particularly backward. The moving spirit seems to
be a tardy one.
There was a large flock of goats and kids standing for sale outside
Preston-street Auction Mart on Thursday. The prices asked varied from 10s
to a pound for the goats.
At Whitehaven market on Thursday last, butter opened at 1s 1d per lb., but
the supply being greater than the demand, the price gradually came down to
10d. Eggs found a brisker market, and sold at 15 and 16 for 1s.
A rummage sale in connection with Christ Church was held in Monkwray Schools
on Thursday, when there were a large number of useful and fancy articles
displayed. A little over £5 was realised, which will be given to the needy
of Christ Church parish.
On Monday an explosion occurred in a first-class carriage of the underground
railway at Aldersgate-street station with the result that the carriage was
nearly blown to atoms, which, with broken glass and other falling debris,
did serious damage to passengers and officials.
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