WHITEHAVEN SAVINGS BANK

       The directors for Saturday, 11th January, are: Mr. J. DAVIS, Mr. T.
GORDON, and Mr. T. MANN.


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PIPER'S SOUP KITCHIN.

       Mrs. A. KITCHIN, Scragill House, acknowledges with thanks the
following subscriptions:

Mr. JEFFERSON, Rothersyke, £1 1s

Mrs. JACKSON, Kingston Place, 5s

Captain HUDDART, Hamilton Terrace, £1


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WHITEHAVEN AND WEST CUMBERLAND
LAND AUCTIONEERING CO., L. T. D.


       The Whitehaven and West Cumberland Auctioneering Company, Limited,
have issued their balance sheet for the half year ending 31st year last; and
again intend paying the shareholders a dividend of 10 per cent. per annum,
together with a bonus of 2s 6d per share.


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THE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.


       The "Gazette" announces that the undermentioned officers, having
relinquished their commissions, are granted honorary rank in the army as follows,
with permission to wear the uniform of the corps:-

To be Honorary Captain, Captain W. H. PARKIN

To be Honorary Lieutenant, Lieutenant C. BEDDINGTON.


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SINKING OF A LOCAL
TRADING STEAMER.


       St. Brieaxy, December 30. The steamer St. Kilda, Captain ANDERSON, a
well known trader some time ago, by bringing several cargoes of Welsh coke for
the Lonsdale Iron Co., from Cardiff, with coal for St. Brieaxy, has been
caught in a squall and sank in this harbour. The crew were picked up by a vessel belonging to this port.


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SEASCALE INSTITUTE.


       The winners of the New Year's whist  competition are as follows:-

1st, leg of mutton, Fred GREY

2nd, dressed duck, Cissy TYSON

3rd, pheasant, J. W. DIXON

4th, pheasant, Jos. IRWIN

5th, rabbits, Tom WHITTEN

6th, chicken, M. MOSSOP

7th, sausage, Henry BRAITHWAITE

8th, sausage, Miss. HOLDEN

9th, haddock, John TYSON

10th Haddock, Henry BROWN.


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WHITEHAVEN DISTRICT COUNCIL.


       The usual fortnightly meeting of the Whitehaven District Council was
not held on Thursday, owing to the absence of a quorum. The members present
were Messrs:-

Jos. DICKINSON

J. R. MUSGRAVE, H. WALKER,

W. GRAHAM

J. J. DIXON


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ESCAPED DEATH.

       At Sheffield on Saturday night a cabman narrowly escaped death by the
falling of an overhead electric tram wire. He was driving along Barnsley Road
when the wire fell on his horse and killed it.


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AN EJECTION.


       At Cockermouth Police Court, on Monday, John CAMERON, collier,
Broughton, was charged with refusing to quit the licensed premises of the Ship Hotel, Dearham, on December 28th.

       P. C. M'CRAKEN stated that he was called in by the landlord to remove
the man from the house. A fine of 30s, including costs was imposed.

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EGREMONT BURIAL BOARD.


       The monthly meeting of this Board was held in the Town Hall, Egremont,
on Monday evening. There were present:-

Messrs. W. K. BOUCH, chairman

J. SMITH

E. J. IRELAND

W. S. DAVIDSON

A. RICHARDSON

J. MITCHELL

J. C. FARQUHARSON

J. MUNCASTER, clerk.


INTERMENTS

       The clerk reported that the interments during the past month were 4
adults and 4 children, against 6 adults and 5 children on the corresponding
month of last year. The interments during the past year were 60 - 42 adults, and
18 children - or 48 less than the previous year.

       In 1900 the total number of interments since the opening of the
cemetery was 3,185, or an average of 86 per annum.

       The Chairman remarked that 1901 must have been a very healthy year,
which speaks well for the district.


THE NEW GROUND.


       The Clerk reported that the cost of the additional ground at the
cemetery was £1,334 19s 9d. Left over from the damage claim after rebuilding the
front wall £152, leaving £1,182  19s  9d as paid out of the rates.

       The Local Board forwarded their formal approval of the new ground.

       The Clerk said the consecration of this ground would have to stand
over for a month, the Bishop being away from home.

       Mr. D. JENKINSON's tender for two elm trees for the cemetery was
accepted.

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PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON
AT MOOR ROW.


       A pleasant afternoon was spent in the Primitive Methodist Church, Moor
Row, on Sunday. Mr. J. C. TEASDALE, Cleator Moor, who presided, gave an
address.

       A collection  was taken to help remove the debt on the organ, and the
sum of £5 5s was realised.

       Those who took part in hymns, solos &c., were the choir and
congregation,

Mr. F. J. LIVESAY

Miss. RUNDLE

Mr. J. JOHNSTONE

Mr. l. BILLINGTON

Miss. GEORGE

Miss. BATSON

Messrs. J. GEORGE and A. STRICK were accompanists. Tea was afterwards served
to the performers and a few friends.


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GOSFORTH ODDFELLOWS.


       The annual meeting of the Good Intent Lodge of Gosforth Oddfellows was
held on Saturday in the Schoolroom. The election of officers resulted as
follows: -

President, Bro. Benn TAYLOR

Vice President, Bro. L. PORTER

Treasurer, Bro. Wm. EILBECK

Secretary, Bro. William ROBINSON

Assistant secretary, M. SMITH

Trustees, Messrs. R. DOCKER, J. J. ARMSTRONG, and A. SISSON

Committee:

Bro. Jacob BRAITHWAITE

William CHIDLEY

Henry STEELE

Wm. STEELE

Andrew HERBERT

John JACKSON

R. RUTCLIFFE

Joseph WILLIAMSON

Isaac WILSON

S. BOULTON.

Bro. Henry STEELE was re-elected secretary and treasurer of the juvenile
lodge.


       It was unanimously agreed to give a wedding gift to Bro. W. ROBINSON,
who has been secretary for many years.
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BEGGING ALMS AT WORKINGTON.


       At Workington Police Court on Friday, before H. BOWES, Esq., and E. A.
THOMPSON, Esq., Mary Jane BELL, 40, married woman, Stainburn, was charged
with begging alms in Pearson Street, Workington, on the 2nd inst.

       P. C. NICHOL proved the offence, which occurred at 7-40 p.m. She had a
bag full and a basket full of bread.

       Prisoner was discharged with a caution.


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DR. AKED AT COCKERMOUTH.


       The Rev. Dr. C. F. AKED, of Liverpool, commenced a five days'
temperance mission in the Public Hall, Station Street, Cockermouth, on Monday. The title of his address on Monday night was "Brawn and brains, mud and blood."

       Mr. A. HINE, of Maryport, presided, and there was a large attendance.


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BURNED TO DEATH.


       A woman named Catherine COLEMAN, aged 50, was burned to death in
Beckett Street, Leeds, early on Saturday morning. A lamp on the mantelpiece, which the woman blew out, exploded, enveloping her in flames.

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THE EDENHALL ESTATES.


       Mr. Charles B. PUNCHARD, the newly appointed agaent for the Edenhall
Estates, was on Thursday presented by the tenantry on Lady Henry BENTINCK's
Underley Hall estaes with  a gold keyless watch and chain, with a framed
illuminated address, expressive of their appreciation and good wishes.


**

ACCIDENT TO A BLIND MUSICIAN.


       Late on Saturday night, Joseph BLACKBURN, 40, married, a well known
blind street musician living in Lower Church Street, Whitehaven, was admitted to the Whitehaven and West Cumberland Infirmary suffering from a broken leg, a little above the ankle.

       Generally BLACKBURN, who plays an accordian, is accompanied by his
wife, but it appears he was out alone on Saturday night, and was proceeding
homeward in Strand Street when he slipped on the crossing and fell heavily.


**

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT
IN THE FIELD.


       The War Office has issued a very long list of warrant officers,
non-commissioned officers, and men who have been awarded silver medals for
"Distinguished Conduct in the Field." The list includes the following men belonging to the Border Regiment:

Colour Sergeants:

F. LAMBETH

F. W. MITCHELL, E. O.

B. WHITE

and Privates:

J. CUSKEARN,

C. B. Jack

T. WATSON

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WILL OF THE LATE
MR. JOHN WEBSTER.


       The sole executrix of the will of Mr. John WEBSTER, of Barony House,
St. Bees, and of Whitehaven, solicitor, clerk to the magistrates of the Bootle district, Cumberland, clerk to the Whitehaven District Highway Board, and
Coroner for Egremont, is his widow, Mrs. Ann WEBSTER to whom the testator left all his property absolutely. His estate has been valued at £19,424 gross
including personalty of the net value of £17,431.


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SPECIAL VISIT TO CARLISLE.


       Having made important appointments with patients, Mr. ISON, oculist
and aurist, of Leeds, will make a special visit to the Crown and Mitre Hotel,
Carlisle on Monday, January 13th. Hours 1-30 to 5. Sufferers from failing
eyesight or hearing should avail themselves of the opportunity of consultation.

       Mr. ISON treats successfully all diseases of the eye and ear without
operation. Artificial eyes fitted. Spectacle and eye preservers for all cases
of weak eyesight and defective vision. Those unable to avail themselves of a
personal consultation should write for a printed form of questions to be
answered, forwarded free. All letters should be addressed to 71, Great George Street,
Leeds.

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WHITEHAVEN DEANERY
CLERICAL SOCIETY.


       The members of this Society met at the Grand Hotel, Whitehaven, on
Tuesday last. The Rural Dean presided and opened the proceedings with a prayer. A portion of the Scripture was then studied, and a paper on the History of Convocation was read by the Chairman. An interesting discussion ensued. Mr. BURGH promised a paper on Sunday Observance for the next meeting. The clergy present were: -

Rev. G. B. ARMES, Vicar of Cleator and Rural Dean.

Rev. A. F. CURWEN, rector of Harrington

Rev. H. J. ALLEN, rector of Moresby.

Rev. R. HAYTHORNTHWAITE, vicar of Cleator Moor.

Rev. R. H. SNAPE, vicar of St. Bees.

Rev. H. U. BURGH

Rev. F. DEAN

Rev. C. R. HALL

Rev. W. P. ROBERTS

Rev. J. WEBSTER.


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HARRINGTON WESLEYAN
BAND OF HOPE.


       The weekly meeting was held on Monday night, Mr. WILLIAMSON presiding.
Nine new members were enrolled. Readings and recitations were given by:-

Jessie SHACKLEY

Dora HODGKINSON

Sarah MILLER

Maggie TUBMAN

Susan M'KENZIE

Ethel LINTON

Bessis PEARSON

Mr. WILLIAMSON

and a solo "Jesus, tender SHEPHERD," by Alice STEWART.


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CLEATOR MOOR
LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.


       On Friday evening a grand "smoker" was held in the liberal Club,
Cleator moor. Mr. D. SMITH, secretary of the club, presided, and an interesting programme was given by Messrs:-

W. WALKER

W. TYSON

W. MARTIN

J. MACKIE

J. MAGUIRE

D. SMITH

A. DALZIEL

B. MARRON.

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CLOSING OF A FURNESS
IRON MINE.


       The Elliscale Iron Mines, Dalton-in-Furness, which have been working
for a long number of year, have been closed, as the present lease, which is
held by the Parkside Mining Company, has terminated, and they have not renewed
it. A large number of men will be thrown idle, and it is feared that operations at other mines will also be curtailed.


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FUNERAL AT DRIGG.


       On Sunday the funeral of the late Mary BLACK took place at Drigg. The
deceased was the eldest daughter of Mr. Richard BLACK, Midtown, and was 35
years of age. She was well liked in the parish, and the church was full, the
choir attending.

       Mr. PORTER played the "Dead March" in Saul as the congregation left
the church. The Rev. K. M. PUGHE, M. A., conducted the burial service.


**

ACCIDENT AT IRTON.


       An accident occurred on Friday to a boy, aged nine years, the son of
Mr. James MOFFAT, Gibbergill, Irton.

       It appears that Mr. MOFFAT was thrashing, and his boy was riding on
the long shaft to which the horses were attached. He unfortunately got his foot in the wheel in the centre of the shaft. The boy's clog was broken to pieces and two of his toes were badly crushed.

       Dr. CASS, Ravenglass, attended to the poor sufferer, who is now doing
as well as can be expected.


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GOSFORTH READING ROOM


       There were 60 entries for this week's competition. First goose (given
by Mr. B. MATTERSON), W. WATSON; second, 7lbs beef (J. E. WERRY), B.
MATTERSON; Third, 1 lb tea (given by H. STEELE), Mrs. SMITH, Newton Manor; fourth. 1lb tea (given by J. J. ARMSTRONG), Atkinson WATSON.


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SHIPBUILDING AT MARYPORT.


       Messrs. RITSON's shipyard, which was closed before Christmas in
consequence, it is said, of defective work having been discovered in connection with the vessel on the stocks, will, it is understood, be re-opened next Monday.


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CANTATA AT MARYPORT.


       At the close of the service in the Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday evening
the cantata, entitled "The Night of Wonders" was repeated in the Schoolroom by the scholars and teachers of the Sunday School. There was a crowded audience.


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A PLUCKY FROG,


       Two frogs jumped, by accident into a bucket, which was half full of
milk. One lost heart and fainted and sank to the bottom and was drowned, and
never rose again. The other little fellow pluckily began to swim round and round the bucket with a determination to make life as long as possible, and only die when he could swim no longer.

       Half an hour afterwards the dairy maid came along, and, looking into
the bucket, was met by the upward innocent gaze of a little frog seated on a
chunk of butter, and floating on the surface of half a bucket full of
buttermilk. It was the same plucky little frog and the chunk was the result of his churning of the milk during his long swim.

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SAD ACCIDENT TO A CLEATOR MOOR
YOUNG MAN.


       Recently a young man named John Wm. BURNS while engaged breaking
stones in company with his father at Cleator Moor had his right eye cut by a
splinter. He was attended locally, and, acting on advice, he proceeded to the
Edinburgh Eye and Ear Hospital where it was found impossible to restore the organ and accordingly the unfortunate youth had to have it removed.


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LARGE FUNERAL AT CLEATOR MOOR.


       On Sunday a very large number of persons attended the funeral of
Thomas DAVIN, 15, son of Mr. Edward DAVIN, of Queen Street, Cleator Moor. The boy was well known and greatly liked throughout the district.

       He was a member of the League of the Cross, the members of which
Society attended his funeral in regalia, headed by the League Band. He was also an altar boy at the Catholic Church, and all the altar boys attended the funeral service in their surplices.

       The burial service was conducted by Father HORRIGAN, President of the
League, assisted by Father KERSHAW. A great many wreaths were sent.


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PURCHASE OF A MINE.


       The mine belonging to the Lamplugh Mining Company, Whinna, Lamplugh,
which was offered by sale by private treaty, has been purchased by Mr. E.
GRAHAM, ironmonger, Wood Street, Maryport.

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ROWAH WESLEYANS.

       On Monday evening the weekly meeting took place in the Sunday
Schoolroom, when Mr. Thomas WATSON presided. There was a good attendance. A few profitable remarks were made by Mr. WATSON, which proved very interesting, and Mr. Jno. THOMPSON, the choir leader, contributed a solo in a very creditable manner.


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THE STRIKE AT PARKSIDE MINES.


       A meeting was held on Thursday evening by the miners who are on
strike. After a great deal of discussion it was decided that the men return to work and leave the issue to arbtration, Mr. A. SHARP to be the arbitrator. The two non unionists are sispended until the decision is given.


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EGREMONT CONSERVATIVE
ASSOCIATION.


       A consolation prize, valued at 5s, given for competition at billiards,
was divided between Messrs. WATSON and BLACKWOOD.


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TECHNICAL EDUCATION
AT EGREMONT.


       The following have obtained certificates from the Board of Education
for making 30 attendances at last years classes: -

Miss. Mary MANDELL (2)

Miss. Mary EWART (2)

Miss. Margaret JAMES

Miss. Annie PEARSON

Miss. Mary E. THOMAS

Miss. Edith WILKINSON

Miss. Isabella S. WEAR (2)

Miss. Isabella K. DARVELL

Miss. Amy DODDS

Mr. Joseph A. LEWTHWAITE

Miss. Jane SMITH

       Those marked (2) made the attendance in each class. The certificates
were distributed by Mr. T. GILBERTSON, local secretary.
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SEASCALE INSTITUTE.


       The winners of the New Year's whist  competition are as follows:-

1st, leg of mutton, Fred GREY

2nd, dressed duck, Cissy TYSON

3rd, pheasant, J. W. DIXON

4th, pheasant, Jos. IRWIN

5th, rabbits, Tom WHITTEN

6th, chicken, M. MOSSOP

7th, sausage, Henry BRAITHWAITE

8th, sausage, Miss. HOLDEN

9th, haddock, John TYSON

10th Haddock, Henry BROWN.


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WHITEHAVEN DISTRICT COUNCIL.


       The usual fortnightly meeting of the Whitehaven District Council was
not held on Thursday, owing to the absence of a quorum. The members present
were Messrs:-

Jos. DICKINSON

J. R. MUSGRAVE, H. WALKER,

W. GRAHAM

J. J. DIXON


******

ESCAPED DEATH.

       At Sheffield on Saturday night a cabman narrowly escaped death by the
falling of an overhead electric tram wire. He was driving along Barnsley Road
when the wire fell on his horse and killed it.


******

AN EJECTION.


       At Cockermouth Police Court, on Monday, John CAMERON, collier,
Broughton, was charged with refusing to quit the licensed premises of the Ship Hotel, Dearham, on December 28th.

       P. C. M'CRAKEN stated that he was called in by the landlord to remove
the man from the house. A fine of 30s, including costs was imposed.
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DR. AKED AT COCKERMOUTH.


       The Rev. Dr. C. F. AKED, of Liverpool, commenced a five days'
temperance mission in the Public Hall, Station Street, Cockermouth, on Monday. The title of his address on Monday night was "Brawn and brains, mud and blood."

       Mr. A. HINE, of Maryport, presided, and there was a large attendance.


**

BURNED TO DEATH.


       A woman named Catherine COLEMAN, aged 50, was burned to death in
Beckett Street, Leeds, early on Saturday morning. A lamp on the mantelpiece, which the woman blew out, exploded, enveloping her in flames.

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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT
IN THE FIELD.


       The War Office has issued a very long list of warrant officers,
non-commissioned officers, and men who have been awarded silver medals for
"Distinguished Conduct in the Field." The list includes the following men belonging to the Border Regiment:

Colour Sergeants:

F. LAMBETH

F. W. MITCHELL, E. O.

B. WHITE

and Privates:

J. CUSKEARN,

C. B. Jack

T. WATSON
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