LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
THE SALVATION ARMY.
On Sunday afternoon and night the Auction Mart was crowded. People came from the country for many miles round. Mr. William CARRICK, solicitor, took part in the meeting at night, and sang a solo from the Salvation Army Hymn Book.
LIBERATION MEETING AT WIGTON.
On Friday evening the Rev. Charles WILLIAMS, of Accrington, delivered a lecture in the British School-room, Wigton, entitled, "General GARFIELD and the American Republic, or a Religious State without a State Church."
The chair was taken by Mr. W. MANDALL. There was a large and attentive audience. The rev. gentleman, who came under the auspices of the Liberation Society, gave a very interesting and eloquent address on the late President of the United States, and spoke at length on the subject of the state of the Church in America, and contrasting it with that of England, to the disadvantage of the latter.
LADY FAIR-DAY AT WIGTON.
This fair is dwindling down to very small proportions. During the morning of Saturday there were very few cattle offered for sale on the streets, and hardly anything to denote that it was a Lady Fair-Day.
At Mr. HOPE's auction mart there was a plentiful supply of cattle and good prices were realised. About one o'clock the country folk and townspeople began to congregate in the High-street to see the entire horses, and a capital show there was. The trotting ponies are getting to be quite a feature at this show. There was a good display of blood horses. After the ponies and blood horses came the strong horses, and a grand lot of Clydesdale Stallions they were. The show was over soon after two o'clock.
On Friday last the Cumberland Foxhounds met at Snittlegarth, near Ireby. Casting off in the home plantations no game was found, but in the Withe's Wood a fox was viewed, which broke down to Low Moor, on along the Western Side of Binsey, thence heading for the old park onto Isel, finishing not far from the Hall, where he succumbed. Another fox was found and run to ground, where he was allowed to remain unmolested.
Considerably over thirty riders attended. Only one lady graced the field, Lady Mabel HOWARD, who rode well throughout the day. Amongst those present were -
Messrs. HOWARD, hunting the pack
Some very stiff jumping had to be done.