The Lancaster Gazette from Lancaster, Lancashire, England on January 2, 1889 · 2
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tMii atrir gegal polices. LOST, on Saturday last, a Lady's SEAL-SKIN GLOVE, between Regent-street and Carr-house Farm. Any one bringing the same to the Office of this Paper will be suitably rewarded. 6 FOUND, a Barred GREYHOUND. H not owned within three days will be sold. Apply No. 18, Moor-street, Mary-street, Lancaster. 3 ST. PETER'S LANCASTER. ON SUNDAY, the 6th of January, the FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY, at 10 30 a.m. There will be the Solemn RE-OPENING OF THE CHURCH, and OPENING OF THE "NEW ORGAN. His Lordship the Bishop of Liverpool will celebrate Pontifical HIGH MASS. The Rev. R. Newman Billing-tor, . will preach the Sermon. The Afternoon Service will be at 3 30. Collections after the Sermons at both Services. Mr. Tomlinson will preside at the Organ. On Tuesday, the 8th of January, at 8 p.m., Mr. Tomlinson will give a Recital on the Organ. An offering may be made at the door. 7 COUNTY ASYLUM, LANCASTER, 'THE HOLY CITY," A SACRED CANTATA, by Dr. Gaul, will be jriven in the Hall of the Annex on Friday Evening, 4th January, 1889, at half -past Seven o'clock. Principal Vocalists : Soprano Miss B. HOLT, of the Manchester Popular Concerts, &c. Contralto Miss FLORENCE BOURNE, of the Birmingham Musical Association Concerts, &c. Bass Mr. J. P. BAINES. Prices Reserved Seats, 2s. : Front Seats, Is. : Back Seats, 6d. Plan at Mr. Tomlinson's, Market-street THE ATHENiEUM, LANCASTER. Sole Lessee and Manager : Mb. R. Edgar. MR. HORACE LINGARD'S COMPANY In the Latest and Greatest London Success ! Ae produced under the direction of Mrs. Kendal, at Terry's Theatre. London, THE REAL LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. Now being played to Crowded Houses in London. Seats being booked two months in advance. One of the Greatest Successes seen in London for many years Terry's Theatre for months being packed at every performance. FOR THREE NIGHTS ONLY, Commencing MONDAY, January 7th. Prices: Reserved seats, 3s. ; Second seats, 2s. ; Back Seats, Is. ; Gallery, 6d. Seats may be booked in advance at Mr. W. King's, Gazette Office, Market-street Doors open at 7-30 to commence at 8-0 prompt. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, January 14th, 15th, and 16th, "DOROTHY." CHRIST CHURCH CHORAL SOCIETY. A Grakd Concert, Will be given by the Members of the above Society, IN THE PALATINE HALL, LANCASTER, THURSDAY EVENING, JAN. 17th, 1889. PARTI. A. R. Gaul's Sacred Cantata, "R U T H." PART II. MISCELLANEOUS Principal Vocalists : MISS LIZA LEHMAN N. MISS WAKEFIELD. Mr. BEN. H. GROVE, A.R.A.M. Solo Violoncello: Mr. W. B. CROSS. Full Band and Chorus of 100 Performers. Organist: Mr. J. J. SWORD. Conductor: Mr. J. W. ALDOUS, B.A., Cantab. ADMISSION: Stalls, 5, - ; Reserved Seats, 36 ; Centre Gallery (Reserved), 26 ; Second Seats, 2- ; Side Galleries, 1-. Seats con be Reserved and Tickets obtained at Mr Tomlinson's Music Warehouse, Market-street, on and after Saturday, December 29th. Doors Open at 7 30 p.m. Concert at 8. Carriages at 10 15. FULL DRESS. LONDON & NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY. The 10-24 Train from Lancaster will stop at Hest Bank, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Burton and Holme, Milnthorpe, to set down passengers from the Concert. 6 REVISION OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY" OF GREAT BRITAIN. THE Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Parishes named below are hereby informed that the Revision of the Survey of the Lands, Tenements, &c, in these Parishes will shortly be commenced, and the Lands entered for the purpose of carrying on the Survey, viz. : LANCASHIRE : Bolton-le-Sands, Burton, Claughton, Halton, Hey-sham, Lancaster, Melling, Tatham, Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Tunstall, Warton, and Whittington. The Survey is being carried on under the authority of the Act of Parliament, 4th and 5th Victoria, Cap. 30, and the Acts continuing the same. Each Surveyor has a printed appointment authorising him to act on the Survey of Great Britain, and stating his name. He is ordered to show this authority to anyone questioning his right to enter on private property. Any communication having reference to this Survey should be addressed to CAPTAIN A. D. MEERES, R.E., Ordnance Survey Office, Carlisle. By order of the Director General of the Ordnance Survey. 3 ORDNANCE MAPS. All the published Sheets can he obtained from EDWARD STANFORD ROT.F. Afi'F.VT FOTf EVftT.iVn Am OTATtoo' 26, and 27, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London' s.w n'-'tLU!'.: pus I AiCt. 3 BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE No. 879. JANUARY 1889. 2s. 6d. Conten's: LADY BABY. Chaps. IV.-VI. CHRISTMAS EVE ON A HAUNTED HULK. HERO AND LEANDER. From the German of Friedrich Schiller. Translated by Sir Theodore Martin, K.C.B. OUR LADY OF LOURDES. By G. J. Cowley-Brown. A STIFF-NECKED GENERATION. Concli sion THE LIFE OF RICHARD LORD WESTBURY. NOTES FROM THE CONGO. A TRUE GHOST STORY. By J. P. M. THE EMPEROR FREDERICK. ENGLISH FARMERS. By T. E. Kebbel. THE AUTUMN SESSION. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London. STOCKS Large profits made safely and quickly by investing 10 upwards under a thoroughly reliable system tested successfully for 7 years. Full details in Explanatory Book (8th Edition) sent post free. Ad AND SHARES dress Geo. Evans & Co., Stockbrokers. 24, Queen Victoria-street, London, E.C. I WANTED, MONTHLY OR SICK NURSI&G by a Certificated Ladies' Nurse. Address (by letter) Miss Kino, 32, Ujbwater Etjgg Lancaster. 7 CHEMISTS APPRENTICE. Wanted,, a well educated YOUTH as Apprentice in a Light "Tf7 "rv. M ISS GARNETTS REGISTER OFFICE FOR Wanted Waitress, Cooks, and General Servants. Apply Miss Garnbtt. 1 C (V - Ingoing fox a Free, Full Licensed, genuine, i 0 and Old-established SPIRIT VAULTS situate in main road, and doing an average trade of on ivin 1. . n i . v 1 somely fitted bar, &c., and very comfortable living ac- commodation. Particulars Mr. Tldswbll, Licensing Agent, 14i, IJoundary-street, .Liverpool. 1 GROCERY AND PROVISIONS. A FIRM with several Branches in London and country has vacancies for several good Assistants with energy and ability. Liberal wages and prospects of management shortly. Thoroughly good references indispensable. Three Juniors also wanted. Apply by letter to F. P. I., 182, Kentish Town Road, London. 7 WANTED, everybody to know that James Rodgers, 7, Kirkland, and 19, New Shambles, Kendal, gives the very best prices for CAST-OFF CLOTHING, 25 per cent, more than other buyers. Established over a quarter of a century. No connection with any other dealer. Letters or parcels sent to the above addresses will receive prompt attention. 1 o it get APARTMENTS to LET. Good Bath; pleasantly situated ; terms moderate. Apply Gazette Office. 2 HEST BANK. To Let, the HOUSE lately occupied by Mr. T. Mason. Immediate possession. TO LET, a large new DWELLING-HOUSE at Halton : 4 bedrooms, 3 on first floor. Apply Post-office, Halton. 3 TO LET, with immediate possession, good Seven-roomed HOUSE ; excellent Bath-room additional with Lavatory, &c. Apply 71, Willow Grove, Willow-lane. 5 TO BE LET, with entry on the 14th of February, 1889, all that FARM, known as "Castle O'Trim," with the House, Bams and Outbuildings thereon, situated in Over Wyresdale, comprising 169 Acres of Meadow and Pasture Land, now in the occupation of John lreton, who will show the farm. Apply for further particulars to Whiteside and Leeming, Lancaster. 4 SCOTFORTH. TO BE LET BY TENDER, in separate lots, the following closes of PASTURE LAND, now in the occupation of the Central Committee of the Royal Albert Asylum : Lot 1. TWO CLOSES called "Croftrans," containing together 6a. lr. 39p. Lot 2. A CLOSE adjoining the Lancaster Canal called " Thornbreak's," containing 4a. 3r. 12p. The above Closes, which are approached by an occupation road leading from the highway across the lands of the Royal Albert Asylum, will be let to separate takers only. Possession will be given on 14th February next. Tenders to be sent not later than January 19th to Messrs. HALL and MARSHALL, 6 Solicitors, Lancaster. FOR SALE, a quantity of HORSE MANURE. Apply King's Arms, Lancaster. f7 ON SALE, DRAINING TILES of various sizes. Quotations on application to Messrs. John Robinson and Sons, Tile Works, Glasson Dock. 4 ON SALE, by Private, a number of weU-built and eligible DWELLING-HOUSES in various parts of Lancaster. Apply to N. Molynecx, Estate Agent, &c, Church-street. 1 TEMPLE BAR, January, 1883, to May, 1888 price 30s. ; CORNHILL, July, 1883, to Dec., 188658 ; GIRLS' OWN PAPER, January, 1884. to December, 1888 12s. 6d. Equal to new unbound. Address E.H., Gazette Office. 8 TO INVESTORS. TWELVE well-built COTTAGE HOUSES, in one or more lots, four Bedrooms, best of situations. and well let. Apply Mr. J. Thompson, Spring Bank, .Lancaster. 8 COCKERHAM ANNUAL HORSE SALE. THIS SALE OF HORSES will take place at the Manor Hotel, Cockerham, on Wednesday, January 2nd, 1889, at 11-30 in the Forenoon, when nearly 50 valuable Young Horses wiR be offered for Sale. Catalogues to be had from Mr. Swarbrick, Scorton, Mr. Armitstead, Lancaster, and Mr. G. Corbishdey, General Horse and Cattle Salesman, Cliffedale Cottage, Thurnham. 6 THE LANCASTER FARMERS' AUCTION MART COMPANY, LIMITED. ALE OF CALVING COWS AND FAT STOCK every Wednesday, at 10 o'clock at the Mart, Top of Penny-street. G. CORBISHLEY, Auctioneer. J. GORNALL, Secretary. Office: Aldcliffe Street. 7 LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Lancaster Wagon Company. It having been resolved at the last annual meeting of the Lancaster Wagon Company Limited, in March last, that in future the accounts should be made up on the 31st March in each year, the directors have declared out of the profits for the twelve months to 31st December, an interim dividend of 5 per cent on the share capital of the company. Lord Stanley of Preston's Heir. What is called, in the strictest technicology of the upper ten thousand, a very great match, will be brought to a happy culmination (says a London correspondent) at the Guards' Chapel, on the 5th of January, when the j eldest son oi iora otaniey oi rreston will be married to Lady Alice Montage, youngest daughter of the I past eleven on the night named he and prisoner were Duke of Manchester. The importance of the match in the house together, and prisoner was with a young lies in the fact that the bridegroom, in the natural j woman named Mary Smith, with whom he kept corn-order of things, will succeed, not only to his father's pany. Prosecutor asked her to go for some potted barony, but also to the great earldom of Derby, to meat for him, and prisoner said that she would not go which Lord Stanley of Preston is heir presumptive, any more message for him. Shortly afterwards The marriage has excited great interest, for both the prisoner struck prosecutor, who asked him to be quiet. parties are first favourites in society. Lady Alice has two sisters one is Duchess of Hamilton and the other Countess of Gosford. Death of the Dowager Mrs. Stark ib. At Radcliffe Rectory, on Thursday afternoon, December 27th, the Dowager Mrs. Starkre, mother of the late Mr. J. P. C. Starkie, of Ashton Hall, died after a long illness most patiently endured, in her 80th year, deeply regretted by all who knew her. Though unable to mix in society from continual bad health, she evinced the deepest interest in aU the social and public works where she resided, and aided every object for church work both in Padiham and Radcliffe. For forty years she endeared herself to the tenantry and poor around nuntroyde, and during tne last 20 years residence with her son, the Rev. H. C. Starkie, at Radcliffe Rectory, she has most generously contributed to further the cause of the Parish Church and schools, nearly re-seated the nave of the Parish Church and restored the beRrv. con tributed largely towards the Jubilee church-yard wall, built and furnished an infant school, bearing her name, St. Anne, and aided largely in building St. Andrew's Church, Black-lane, RadcRffe, and the vicarage at radiham. She partly built St. John's Church, Higham; the school-house, Symonston, and Mortuary Chapel, jointly with her son, the Rev. H. Starkie, and daughter, Mrs. Horton, as well as placing several memorial stained-glass windows in Padiham Church, St. John's, Higham ; Sabden Church, Glasson Dock, and St. Peter's, Rylstone. The last of her gifts was a handsome marble tablet in memory of her much loved son Mr. C. Starkie and only daughter, in Padiham Parish Church. In any cause to promote the welfare of the Sunday schools and poor she was a wiRing supporter. The funeral takes place at Padiham on Wednesday, January 2nd, at 12 30 noon THE LANCASTER GAZETTE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY Travelling without a Ticket. At St. Helens Police Court on Monday, Edward Middle ton, Lancaster, pleaded guilty to travelling on the London and North-western Railway from Preston to St. Helens without having paid his fare. When asked for his ticket by a porter named Marrjon he gaid he had Yioit.'hfti' tfnlntt nnr mrmav W(Aii8nali fin oiva hV name and address. He was fined 26e. and coats, with the alternative of a month's imprisonment. ? nus xvthbnjeum. ic wm oeseen irom our aaver- tising columns that Mr. Horace Linarard'e from Terry's Theatre, London, intend to visit the above Hall, for the first three nights of next week. The piece to be produced is " The Real Little Lord Fauntlerov." It is an adaption by Mis. Hodgson Burnett, from her well known novd of that title. It ' first produced at Terry's Theatae, and proved one ! of f greatest successes of the aeasorf. Bentham poultry, pigeon, and cage bird show, held in : ?"bljc11Ha?' ftmVIott d i??7 last, the following local breeders were successful exhi bitors : Black or brown red bantam cock, 1 and h.c, Saul, Harrison, and Saul, Halton ; 2, Peter Tomlinson, Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster. Bantam cock, any variety, 1 and 4, Joseph Pennell, Hala Carr, Scot-forth ; 3, Saul and Co. Black or brown red bantam hen, 1 and special, Peter Tomlinson ; 2, Saul and Co. ; 3, J. Stirzaker, West-road, Lancaster. Any other variety bantam hen, 1 and vhc, Joseph Pennell ; 4. Saul and Co. Any variety bantam cock and hen, 2, Joseph Pennell ; 3, Peter Tomlinson. Barrow and the Petroleum Trade. On Monday night a special train of twenty wagons containing 500 barrels of petroleum was despatched from Barrow to Iiverpool. This oil arrived by the steamer Caucase, from Batoum, on Friday last, the whole cargo of 2,300 tons being pumped into the petroleum tanks in 24 hours, or about a quarter of the time in which she could have been discharged at any other port in the United Kingdom. Arrangements have been made for regular cargoes from Batoum. - Accident to a Schoolmaster. On Wednesday, about noon, as Mr. Joseph Tyson was returning home he was knocked dci.wn-rcear the top of Clayton Park Square- West, by a collie dog. His fait were sent from under him entirely, and he feU on his back with great force. He was lifted up, and taken to his house, where medical aid was brought to him. He is suffering from slight concussion of the spine, and the shock has greatly affected his nervous system. Newcastle Chronicle. The Mr. Tyson referred to formerly belonged to this town, and was a pupil teacher at the National School. Local Members and their Votes. The autumn session was a decided success so far as the attendance of members goes. There were 81 divisions during the seven weeks, and the average number present was very high. On Mr. Gladstone's amendment to the Land Purchase (Ireland) BiU, on the 20th November, 580 voted, and there were 527 present at the second reading on the 22nd. There were six divisions on the 26th, varying from 278 to 346. Lord Randolph Churchill's Suakim motion showed that 424 members were in the House on the 4th December, and as late as the 14th 331 voted on the Sunday closing question. Supply was probably never so fully discussed, there being 52 divisions upon it. Of the remainder 19 were upon the Land Purchase BiU. The 12 o'clock rule was suspended on eight occasions, and 18 divisions took place after midnight. Mr. Akers-Douglas, Lord Arthur Hill, Lord Lewisham, and Colonel Walrond voted every time. Mr. Jackson, Sir H. Maxwell, Sir R. Temple, and Mr. Stuart Wortley only missed one. The number of divisions for the entire session was 357. The first column below shows the attendances of local members during the autumn sittings and the second column those for the entire session : North Lancashire : Blackpool, Sir M. W. Ridley, Bart ... . 36 .. 141 Chorley, Lieut. -General Fielden 31 .. 155 Lancaster, James Williamson 18 . . 88 North Lonsdale, W. G. Ainalie 38 . . 192 Barrow-in-Furness, W. S. Caine 0 . . 99 Preston, W. E. M. TomUnson 67 .. 295 R.W. Hanbury 41 .. 177 Preston Town Council. The monthly meeting of this Council on Monday was presided over by the Mayor. The Town Clerk read the foUowing letter from Mr. Albert Simpson, chairman of the Ratepayers' Association : " The executive of this association desires me to protest against the resolution of the Town Council to pay a sum of over 700 on account of the third dredger, as being contrary to the word and spirit of the decision of the committee of the House of Commons, with respect to the payment for the third dredger. We consider such payment as illegal, and as ratepayers and property owners do hereby object to its being made." Alderman Forshaw moved " That Mr. Albert Simpson be informed that the payment was made on the advice of counsel ; that on account of the adverse decision of a court of law the Corporation had no option, and were thereby not only compelled, but justified in making Buch payment." Alderman Bibby seconded the motion, which, after some discussion, was carried unanimously. Alderman Birley, in moving some of the proceedings of the Markets and -Town Hall Committee, referred to the petition for better accommodation in the Council Chamber that had been sent in by a number of aldermen and councillors. He stated that the matter was receiving consideration, though he could not well say how all could be provided conveniently with tables. The ventilation of the room was also receiving attention. The Volunteers of the Northern Military District. The complete returns of the Volunteer force for the official year, which ended on the 31st of October, have now been made up at the War Office, and show that, notwithstanding the increased musketry requirements, the progress in enrolled strength and efficiency, which has been a marked feature of recent years, is maintained. It was predicted only within the last six months that the new conditions of musketry framed by Lord Wolseley would cause a serious decrease in the number of " efficients," and there were statements even this month to the effect that the loss would exceed 10,000. It will be some weeks before the actual totals can be given to the public, but sufficient information has been supplied by General Lyon-Fremantle, Deputy Adjutant-general for the Auxiliary Forces, to prove that the force has at no period in its existence been in so healthy a condition, and that the loss if loss there be in the number of "efficients" will be sojsmall as to justify the action taken by the War Office authorities. In the Northern Military District the largest in Great Britain some of the regiments have lost ground in enrolled, but the efficients show a healthy return. By last year's returns the enrolled numbered nearly 82,000, and out of this large total nearly 80,000 had conformed to all the Government requirements. The statistics of the local regiments now completed are as follow: 5th Lancashire Artillery, enroUed, 689; efficients at 1 15s., 671 ; proficients, 62. 1st Royal Lancaster Infantry Volunteer Battalion, enroUed, 852 ; efficients at 1 los., 795 ; proficients, 82. The Commander-in-Chief, it is stated, is much impressed with the progress which has been made in the district, and especiaRy in the new organisations of railway battalions and submarine miners, for home defence. The Alleged Paraffin Lamp Outragi at Preston. At the Preston Police Court, on Saturday, John Taylor was charged on remand with assaulting William Cornwall, on Saturday, Dec. 15th, by throwing a lighted lamp, containing paraffin oil, at him. Prosecutor and prisoner lodged at the same house in Preston, and they were both weavers. About half Prisoner then went towards the back kitchen door, and caught hold of a paraffin lamp that was lit on the table, and prosecutor turned his head and saw prisoner was going to throw the lamp at him, so he ducked his head, but the lamp struck the side of his head, and his hands and head were badly burned. When prisoner threw the lamp he said to prosecutor, " I will have your life." Prosecutor had suffered great pain, and was insensible for some time after being struck by the lamp. He was still an inmate of the Infirmary. Corroborative evidence was given by Betsy Steel, Dr. Steenberg, and P.C. Atkinson, after which prisoner was committed to the Sessions. Recruiting for the Army. Circular from the Commander-in-Chief. Hip Royal Highness the Commander-in-Chief has directed Major-General Roche, Inspector-general of Recruiting, to issue a circular to all tne recruiting agencies in Lancashire, to the effect that the enlistments for the regular army during this year have been sufficient generally to provide for the requirements of the service ; but his Royal Highness desires that special care may be taken with regard to the recruiting for the Foot Guards and Koyal Artillery, it being most desirable that these corps should not be allowed to fall below their respective estahUshments, which was 5,896 for the Guards and 35,712 for the Artillery. The officers controlling the recruiting stations have, therefore been directed to give to all eligible recruits the opportunity of joining either of the corps mentioned. Last year the number of recruits raised in Lancashire was 2,476, viz., at Liver- S)ol 405, Lancaster 303, Warrington 343, Bury 255, urnley 145, Preston 323, and Ashton 702. It has been reported to the War Office that about 2,000 ecruits were passed into the Aimy during the las t month. Masonic Benevolence. The contributions of Freemasons for the vear 1888 to the three English Masonic charities, amounted to 82,964, being 21,866 mors man in tne previous year. "Sj ; - A "Christmas Box" Impostor Sent to Prison. Thomas Jennings, alias Cyril Stamford and Patrick Fsgue, who was charged at Carlisle with obtaining money by false pretences, by representing to the Rev. W. E. Strickland and others that he was collecting " Christmas boxes" for the Carlisle Corporation scavengers, was on Saturday committed to prison for three months with hard labour. " The Last of the Queen's Jcbileb at Dalton. The Dalton Jubilee Committee have handed over to the relieving officer the surplus money left over from the Jubilee funds for the purpose of distributing it amongst the poor. At the tune the Jubilee fever was on, the idea was to commemorate the event with a public dock, but this idea seems to have been completely abandoned. Westmorland County Council. A meeting of the electors of the Underbarrow Division was held at Helsington on Saturday, when Mr. Knowles was nominated as a candidate in opposition to Mr. J. Howson, timber merchant. The Mayor of Kendal (Mr. T. Baron) having to be the returning officer at the coming elections, he has withdrawn from the contest in Longpool Division. Mr. John Clark has filled Mr. Baron's place as a candidate. Lancashire Volunteer Officers and the Tactics Examination. It has been ascertained that the attendance of volunteer officers at the approaching half-yearly examination in tactics is likely to be larger than on any previous occasion. The examination has been fixed for Tuesday week, at two o'clock, a time Rkely to be convenient to most of the officers, though many of them wiU have to devote the whole day to the purpose, the examining centres being few. Sir Andrew Walker was on Saturday reported to be in about the same condition, showing no sign of improvement. The Liverpool Mercury of Tuesday says : " At a quarter to eleven last night Sir Andrew Walker was in a very critical condition. The medical attendants, when they last visited their patient, reported that they ould pronounce no change for the better, while there were no alarming alterations in his condition for the worse, his condition being about the I same as in the morning. We are, however, informed tnat sir Andrew s family have been summoned to Long's Hotel by telegraph, and his medical adviser has also been provided with sleeping apartments at the hotel. Many members of the family have already arrived." Death from Poisoning in Preston. A sad case of laudanum poising occurred on Sunday in Preston, the victim being a young man named Richard Eskrigg, in lodgings at 8, venham -street. Not having risen at his usual hour, Eskrigg's bedroom door was opened about noon, and he was found in a sickly and confused condition. There did not appear to be any cause for alarm, and there was nothing to induce the belief that he was suffering from anything worse than the effects of a heavy spree. He, however, became suddenly worse, and Dr. Garner, who was sent for, ! at onco saw that Eskrigg was suffering from opium poisoning. A bottle, three parts filled with laudanum, : was found in the room. Dr. Garner and Dr. Owen, i his assistant, were in constant attendance until shortly . after eleven o'clock at night, when the man became I worse, and ultimately expired. j Vacant Benefices. The undermentioned local I benefices and other ecclesiastical appointments are now , actually vacant, or will shortly become so : Aalrlmm I " ""'wo, vtuuv Wuwu, niui CT,M4U.ULK . Karrrtw.lTl.lfnrtKwa vilnc mM,. . patrons, the trustees ; the Vicarage of Crook, near ! Kendal, value 159, with residenceTpatron, the Vicar of Kendal ; Penwortham Vicarage, near Preston, value 130, patron, Mr. Lawrence Rawstorne ; the Vicarage of Settle, Yorkshire, value 200. with residence, patrons, the trustees: St. Anne's Vicarage. Wood- plumpton, near Preston, value 183, with residence, patron, the Vicar of St. Michael's-on-Wyre. Kendal Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting was held on Saturday, Mr. John Holme presiding. The Clerk referred to the case of James F. Clarke, a solicitor, an inmate in the Kendal Workhouse, who had sold a life interest of 84 a year and a life policy for 500 for 300 to a solicitor in Liverpool. There was no chance of setting aside the sale, as advice. Mr. Weston asked if any 'law society would take over the matter on the ground of excessive charges ?-It was decided to take no further action. Mr. Hargreaves called attention to the suicide of an imbecile inmate of the house, named Sutton. The Board instructed the Medical Officer to give notice of any imbecile inmate who was not fit to go outside. Cattle and Swtw. Dts -FnrtL,- sQfia,r lo j m..j itimlftv W tin, Qa a tj Jt the office of the Clerk of the Peace, shows that there were no fresh outbreaks of pleuro-pneumonia in the county, the farms now infected being four in the Salford hundred, one in West Derby, and one in the hundred of Blackburn ; the Leyland, Lonsdale, and Amounderness hundreds being free from the disease. Of swine fever there were three fresh outbreaks in West Derby, two animals dying and two being slaughtered; and one fresh outbreak in Salford hundred, one animal being killed. There are now forty places infected with swine fever in West Derby, eight in the hundred of Salford, one in Lonsdale, and two in the Blackburn hundred. Amounderness and the hundred of Leyland are free from the disease. The Lake Homes of the late W. E. Forster and Matthew Arnold. The Vicar of Ambleside (the Rev. C. H. Chase), presiding at a distribution of prizes to school children a day or two ago, said he would Hke to mention a matter which had been in his mind for some months. He was quite sure Ambleside was proud of the late W. E. Forster (whose Lake District residence was near Ambleside), and he hoped it would carry into effect an idea which had struck him with relation to this gentleman and another. He would like to see the window in the church, which was over the scholars' seats, contain a memorial, with two little brass plates underneath, to the honour of two men, both of whom had done a great deal for education, and were intimately associated with Ambleside Mr. W. E. Forster and Mr. Matthew Arnold. The persons he had mentioned the subject to had expressed themselves strongly in favour of the putting into effect of such a suggestion. Yeomanry Cavalry Shooting at Kendal. The Christmas prize shooting of the members of the Westmorland Yeomanry Cavalry took place at the Murley Moss Range, Kendal, on Saturday. There was some capital scoring, and handsome prizes offered. The following were the prize winners : Farrier-Sergeant Unsworth, Corporal Carruthers, Private Ireland, Private Leeming, Private Preston, Trumpeter Ianson, Private Taylforth, Private Barnes, Private Steele, Private WiRison, Private HaLhead, Private Brockle-bank, Sergeant-Major Bell, Private Punch, Private J. Wood's, Corporal Steele, Private Harper, Private Bracken, Quarter-Master Heap, Private J. Robinson, Private Bland, Sergeant Wharton, Private Jackson, Private Metcalf, Private J. M. Wood, Private W. D. Pearson, Private Rawlinson, Corporal Martindale, Private Braithwaite, Private J. Wilson, Private Bibby, Private S. Wilson, Private W. Hodgson, Private J. Hodgson, Private Glover, and Private T. Wilson. Illness of Mr. Ruskln. Professor Ruskin, we re- fret to say, is again seriously iU. Lately he has been ving in Italy, but a few weeks ago he commenced his iniimovhnmo tn ti t JIi p menc the French capital to nurse him. He subsequently was removed to Mr. Severn's house at Hearn HLU, London, where he still remains, although it is con templated to bring Mr. Ruskin to Coniston as soon as possible. He is at present in a very weak and low state, but his malady is of a milder form than that with which he was visited last year. He is altogether incapable of attending to literary work, and the publication of his interesting memoir is, therefore, for the moment suspended. Grave fears are entertained that Mr. Ruskin will have difficulty in recovering sufficient strength to complete his many unfinished literary works. It was stated in Monday's papers that Mr. Ruskin traveUed from London to Coniston on Saturday in a special saloon carriage. The professor looked much better than his friends expected to find him, and it is hoped that the comforts of his mountain home will restore him to health and vigour. THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERER. I Inspector Andrews, of Scotland Yard (the Daily Telegraph's correspondent says) has arrived in New York from Montreal. It is generally believed that he has received orders from England to commence his search in this city for the Whitechapel murderer. Mr Andrews is reported to have said that there are half -a- dozen Enghsh detectives, two clerks, and one inspector employed in America in the same chase. Ten days ago Andrews brought hither from England Roland Gideon Israel Barnet, charged with helping to wreck the Central Bank, Toronto ; and since his arrival he has received orders which wLU keep him in America for sometime. The supposed inaction of the Whitechapel murderer for a considerable period, and the fact that a man suspected of knowing a good deal about this series of crimes left England for this side of the Atlan- tic three weeks ago, has produced the impression that Jack the Ripper is in America. Irish Nationahsts pretend that the inspector is hunting up certain evi- dence to be given before the Parnell Commission. 2, 1839 THE TREAT TO THE " OLD FOLKS OF SKEBTON. . -i. The treat annually given to the "old folks" of Skerton by Mr. Williamson, M.P., was provided as usual on New Tear's Eve in the large school-room. The attendance was more numerous than on any previous occasion. The invitation ia issued generally to all inhabitants of the township of 55 years of age and upwards, and this year there were 220 applicants for tickets. Of this number 217 turned up to dinner, and the large school-room was filled to its utmost capacity. The guests have steadily increased year after year during the fourteen yean the treat has been given, but on this occasion the increase has been most marked, the numbers having gone up from 170 to 217. The oldest guest present had seen 83 Christmas-days, and there were a considerable number who had just attained the figures entitling them to a ticket. And yet, notwithstanding this fact, the average age of the guests was rather higher than usual, namely 63 years. Taking the average, the total ages reached 13,671. A most substantial and excellent dinner was provided by Mr. C. Gardner, of the Red Cross Inn, who was entrusted with the catering. The menu included roast turkey, roast geese, roast beef and mutton, boiled ham, rabbit and veal pies, plum puddings, mince and apple pies, cheese, and celery. Beer and tea were also provided to suit the tastes of the guests. The total weight of meat, turkeys, and geese provided for the feast (uncooked) was about 340lbs. The time announced for dinner was six o'clock, and at that hour nearly the whole of the guests were present and seated. The meal was served promptly, and the meat carved at one end of the room. Mrs. Williamson and Miss Williamson were at the head of the table, and in the pleasant work of cutting up the joints, were assisted by about twenty competent volunteers, supplemented by an equal number of waiters. The work was most expeditiously carried out. The carvers were skilled and the waiters attentive and energetic, and the dinner was over in about forty minutes after grace had been sung. After the meal had been concluded each guest had a supply of apples and oranges, and a packet of snuff or tobacco according to preference. This part of the evening's entertainment being concluded, Mr. Wm. Bateson (who, as usual, had been entrusted with the arrangements for the treat) addressed a few words to those present. He congratulated the guests on the fact that they were able to accept Mr. Williamson's invitation, and said he was sure if that gentleman could have been with them that evening he would have been pleased to see them enjoy themselves, and they would have been pleased to see him. (Applause.) He was a gentleman and a neighbour they had good reason to be proud of. He was always trying to do good, not only in this district, but in other dis- tricts. He was constantly studying what he could do i to promote the interests of the greatest number of people. His last act of liberality was to give 5,000 towards a new Infirmary (applause) an Infirmary that would be a benefit to the whole 1 district, and where, he had no doubt, the best medical skiU would be employed for the relief of suffering humanity. His enterprise had done a great ; deal to promote the prosperity of the town and district, and he (Mr. Bateson) hoped that the "stop gap" ' which now stood in the way of the extension of Mr. WiJiamson s business would soon be removed, and 1 , l - , ... , . , m no "ucning up or ui on ine part 01 toe I 0' e Pn truth recording his P"???8 nble acts' would be qmte lent to I hsm.hia name down to posterity as one of the most i Zry men ? time. (Applause.) It was Mr. vviniamson s oirtnoay, ana ne was sure tney would aU wish him many happy returns. (Applause.) Mr. Armes then proposed that a hearty vote of thanks be given to Mr. WiRiamson for his treat that night. (Hear, hear.) They had been set down to a repast that was fit for the Queen of England, and he felt that they could not thank him too much for his great kindness. He asked them to give a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Williamson, and to Mrs. Williamson who had so kindly come amongst them that night, and to tne members ot nis family I r aktbr seconded, and the vote was carried by cclamation with musical honours, and with cheers ; aT" , fTSJ ) Ater the applause had subsided, 1 JrtJk UovSHAS' ,on f Williamson, - tbf fa? the land and hearty manner ; in w c , the? recorded the vote of thanks for the evening s entertainment. It was Mr. Williamson's great delight to see people happy and prosperous. He great aenernt to seep 8Wd to tJi WiUiamson the given. He had been asked by Mrs. Williamson especially to thank those individuals who had so kindly come forward to assist in waiting upon Mr. William son's guests. He also referred in congratulatory terms to the excellent manner in which the dinner had been served. A musical entertainment followed. Messrs. Wilkinson and Rainbird sang a duet "Excelsior" very tastefully and in good style, and were heartily applauded. At the conclusion of the duet Mrs. and Miss Williamson left the meeting, and as they passed down the room were heartily cheered. The musical programme was then continued as follows : Song, " Far, far away," Mr. Councillor Turney ; song, "The Arab's Troth," Mr. Rainbird ; comic song, " Mother, dear, your boy is married," Mr. W. Welch, who, in response to an encore, gave " Clam Soup ," song, " The death of Nelson," Mr. WiLkinson ; recitation, "The Tub ol Butter," Mr. F.Hilton; song, " The Pope," Mr. Edwardson ; followed by a characteristic stump oration by Mr. W. Welch. The vocalisation was exceptionally good, and Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Rainbird deserve special commendation. Mr. Welch brought forth most hearty applause. On the motion of Mr. R. Wilson a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the gentlemen who assisted at the entertainment, and a like vote was passed on the proposition of Mr, CouncUlor Turney to Mr. Gardner for the admirable manner in which he had provided for the guests. The National Anthem was sung and the meeting terminated. We ought to add that Mr. W. Green-aU presided at the piano, and accompanied the vocalists. All the guests on leaving were presented with 1 lb. of tea each. MR. GLADSTONE AND DANIEL O'CONNELL. Mr. Gladstone in the January number of the Nineteenth Century contributes an article on Daniel O'ConneU. He expresses the belief that in the eyes of many O'Connell stands as clearly the greatest Irishman that ever lived. Even the great Duke cannot fairly be measured against him, taking into view the genius of civil affairs. O'Connell's were always the counsels of legality, but after his imprisonment counsels of force, the offspring of despair, were pursued. He was an Irishman, but also a cosmopolite. He advocated the cause of negro emancipation, and having adopted the political creed of Liberalism he was as thorough an English Liberal as if he had no Ireland to think of. He is clearly to be regarded as a man who desired to maintain peace, property, and law. As a statesman he had a capacity to embrace broad tinguish between the means and the end. His end was the restoration of public life in Ireland, and this he pursued from youth to old age with unfaltering fidelity and courage. His greatest fault was a too ready indulgence in violent language, even against men whose character should have afforded protection. :o: MR. GLADSTONE'S BIRTHDAY. On Saturday, among Liberak everywhere, special notice was taken of the fact that the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone then attainel Ids 79th birthday, he having been born in the now historic house in Rodney -street, Liverpool, Dec. 29, 1809. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone are at present staying as the guests of Mr. Stuart Rendel, at the Villa Roccabella ("Beautiful rock"), at Naples, and will not return to England for several weeks. Numerous letters and telegrams of congratulation from all classes of society were received at Ha war -! den Castle and at Naples throughout Saturday. In Liverpool the event was the subject of conversation in the Putical clubs, and at the Reform Club a luncheon was &ven honour of the interesting occasion. Tha to88 wepe few and the speeches to the point, loud cneer8 being evoked when the speakers expressed a P8 tmt Mr- Gladstone's present visit to Italy may r66" in benefitting his health, so that he may return " a git refreshed " to take part in the political struggles of 1889. In the morning the beRs of Hawarden Church were rung, and a dag was hoisted on church steeple. Early in the day telegraphic congratulations began to pour in to the little post office n Hawarden viRage, and until five o'clock in the evening there was a pretty constant stream of them, being forwarded to the Castle. 0:0 Madame Mitsey, of Ramsgate, has much pleasure n forming Messrs. Reckett and Sons, Ltd., that she bas used their PARIS BLUE in squareo for the last twelve months, and finds it superior to all other Blues that had been employed previously. 6 LANCASTER QUARTER SESSIONS.' The Lancaster Quarter Sessions were hM v were ate present E B. Dawson, Esq. (yice-cWmT Edmondson "i.KS G I Cragg, C. Blades, S. TmTSSS 7 son, Esqrs., Rev. C. TRod ' iSFlt Jon' Wha Major Stokes, and Wo'' L grocer, Thos. Walton MasoX SSWm McAT' brushmaker, Thos. Tyson tS m' McArthur, Tyson, builder, Safil L' Edwin Woodburne, miller, 11' Ulverston; Richard Barrow, farmed SZ Henry Gardner, farmer, RicW Lewt ? ; land ; Richard Davis, farmer, George Mason fa ERel ; John Garnett, farmer,' Joseph Parker' fc' Wm. Satterthwaite, fanner and nXr kSk' Ireleth; John Bolton lodginghouse keeper, ftobert Chester, grocer Poulton Bare and Richard Brown, farmer, John Mashiter, farmer Wm Scambler, yeoman, Roeburndale. ' The proclamation for the encouragement of pietv and virtue and for the suppression of vice and immorality having been read by Mr. F C RniT Clerk of the Peace, Rh The Chaluman proceeded to address the Grand Jury. He said he was very happy to say that the list of cases to be. brought under their consideration that uay was exnremeiy ugnt. inatwasa very healthy sign, and he trusted in the ensuing year they would have in this part of the county at all events a very small amount of crime. It was much to be regretted that when times, and trades, and wages improved, crime seemed to have a tendency to follow. Whether that arose from enhanced facilities for obtaining intoxicating liquors, or from other causes he was not able to say. Such a circumstance was extremely regrettable when it occurred, and he trusted that however they might be placed in regard to trade in tiie northern part of Lancashire they would not experience any great amount of crime. At the last assizes, in connection with which he served on the grand jury, thelearned judge who presided commented on the inconvenience that arose through courts 0f assize being considerably occupied with the trial of cases that were comparatively of a trivial character and which might appropriately be disposed of at the Quarter Sessions. It was extremely difficult, and no doubt the learned judge was thoroughly aware of it to avoid that position. At present, as was stated by his lordship, tbe commission which was issued to judges involved during the holding of any assizes in a county the absolute clearing of all the jails. He (the Chairman) dared say it was a matter known to them but he was not quite sure whether it was a matter of complete notoriety that quarter sessions were only held at specified dates by Act of Parliament. Quarter Sessions as their name implied, were held four times a year, under an Act of Parliament on the first Monday after the 11th October, 28th December iUt March, and finally, after the 24th June. On those days alone could quarter sessions be held. The quarter sessions of this county originated in the ancient capital of Lancaster, and were adjourned first to Preston, then to Salford, afterwards to West Derbv, antl finally, in order to obtain as much convenience and relieve the assizes of minor cases, were adjourned again to Preston and tsalford. Every effort was, therefore, made by the justices in quarter sessions to relieve the jails of such prisoners who were triable at sessions. He trusted however, that some further effort woidd be made to remove the inconvenience which was so stronlv complained of by Mr. Justice Wills, and he (the' Chairman) need only say that for himself, as chairman of quarter sessions and representing the magistracy, that they were only too anxious that everything should be done to relieve the assizes of cases of a minor character. Another important point the learned judge referred to was the question of the sentencing of prisoners, and he laid down the view that in cases where there' was no strong criminal tendency capable of proof modified sentences should be given. He (the Chairman) thoroughly concurred in that view, but it was desirable, at all events, that judges of assize who specially initiated the question of modified sentences ..h.,i 1 .1 .-. . .. ... auuiuu glvc eixeci w tueir acnon, so tnat tno public might be able to judge of the bemfitof it. They must, however, not lose sight of the fact that the object of a sentence upon a convicted person was not only to punish him but also to hold out a deterrent example to others from fallinr into crime. The Grand J ury were then dismissed to their duties, and the magistrates retired to the Grand Jury room to transact the COUNTY BUSINESS. The usual reports were presented and approved, copies of which wiR appear in Saturday's issue. DEATH Of A BRIDGBMASTBR. The Clerk of the Peace notified to the Court the death of Mr. P. Hartley, who had held tho office of bridge-master for North Lonsdale for twenty-five years. The General Finance Committee expressed an opinion that pending the near approach of the County Council elections, it was not desirable to arrange for tho appointment of a successor as yet. They therefore suggested that temporary arrangements should be mado with Mr. W. M. Hartley, son of the late bridgemuster, to continue to discharge the duties. This was approved. THE PROPOSED TRAMWAY FROM SCOTFORTH TO MORECAMBE. OPPOSITION BY THE COUNTY JUSTICES. Mr. Hulton, the Clerk of tha Peace, formally laid before the Court a provisional order for the construction of tramways in the parish of Lancaster. By that order it was proposed to lay a tramway commencing in the township of Scotforth, 'running through Lancaster, and terminating in Morecambe. It was an application to the Board of Trade by thu promoters for an order authorising the construction of the tramwav, and the latter forwarded to him a copy of the plans i"n October. By those plans it was proposed to lay the tramway over Skerton Bridge, and he consequently referred them to Mr. Paley, the bridgemaster. he had carefully examined the plans and made the following report upon them : Lancaster, December 20th, 1888. Lancaster and District Tramway. SKERTON BRIDGE. DEAR Sir, I have carefully examined these plans ( or an led to me for the above) and consider the bridge structurally quite equal to carry any tramcar that may be run over it by the proposed com, any. The proposal, howeyrr, to lay down a double line of trams over rhis beautiful structure is a very seiious matter, and require careful consideration before sanction is given by the couDty authorities. The bridge being now wholly within the borough of Lancaster and the Corporation having I believe sanctioned, under certain ei ndit.ous, the laying down of the tram through several of the Stattets, no vlid ground for opposing the scheme would I bel eve exist. 1 should advise that the condition of the maintenance and repair of the tramrails and pitching as arranged between the Corporation ami the ompany, should apply to the roadway over the bridge, nod it is essential that the company should be bound to la y it in accordance with tbe best modern practice and vith the most approved section of rail and granite sett t . my satisfaction. I am of opinion that the granite Sftts should be laid en tirely across the roadway from cwnnel to channel. If any part of the roadway be kept iu " macadam? it will be difficult with the heavy traffic to irevei. the wearing away ot the small " macidam"' surface sL wn on tha section to be'ow the level of the rau ,.nd pav l a-tta. The company propose to lay down two line ot rails, and tbe question as to w hether to n low this or 1 o stipulate for a single line is difficult to 1 termire. Tie bruise is not wide enough for a single litie along the centre, and a strong objection to placing it . ne side is, that in this case the cars in owe directian would travel on their wrong side, and thus interfere seiicusly with the large vehicul r tiaffic ; with two lines 1 lis would be considerably lessened. 7 lie 'inle line .md also necessitate somewha- difficult signalling ar; ! gements to prevent two cars meoting on the same rail, the two ends of the bridge not beinj,' in sight of each oher. I am also informed that the Hoard of Tr ue requ.ro a f!oubl line of rail wherever the width of roadwayit noc leas thar: twenty-four feet ; in this case the ro;iJ is only twenty three fdefc three inches between parapet and parapet, with a stone channel on esieh side twelve inches wide, 'eavirg the road-.iy practically little more than tweutj-une feet wide. I am, yours truly, E. G. Paley. F. C Hulton, Esq., Clerk of the Peft'e. The Chairman said ho knew the bridge well enough, but not being a resident in the locality he did not know the merits of the case. The bridge being only twenty-one feet wide, would not allow much for vehicular traffic, and if they had a steam tram way it seemed to him it might be a serious matter. The Clerk, of the Peace said that power was asked under the order for either manual power or toam power. Mr. Garnett asked if they had any power to argue or alter the scheme. The Clerk of the Peace said the provisional order was sent down there for their consent or refusal. In case of the latter the Board of Trade might send down an inspector. Mr. Blades asked Mr. Paley in what part of the Act it was stated the Board of Trade required 8 double line where the road was not less than teiny-iour icot wide.

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