Bacup Times 13 April 1889

Newchurch in Rossendale: the annual show of Horses, Cattle, Poultry, Pigeons and Dogs will be held on April 29th 1889. Upwards of £56 in Prizes. W.J. Lonsdale, Secretary.

Rawtenstall Primitive Methodises are making arrangements for running two trips to Blackpool on Whit Friday, starting one from Bacup and one from Cloughfold.One or five days.

Reward: Lost on Saturday last, a long-haired black and tan collie dog, wearing a brown leather muzzle and leather collar.. Anyone detaining it after this notice will be prosecuted. G. Overstall, 6 Barlow St, Rawtenstall.

Spring Gardens Farm, Dean, Wednesday April 17th 1889. Mr Crowther will Sell, for Mr Clement Hargreaves, 6 head of cattle, pony (13 hands), 20 head of poultry, gears, cart, household furniture, implements and utensils. Sale at 1 pm.

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By agency of plural votes, and various other expedients, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Wardelworth have been placed at the bottom of the poll, i the local board election at Rawtenstall, and but for similar reasons the position of the parties at Chrawshawbooth would have been different to the result announced. The present system under which the elections for local boards and guardians is conducted is effete and indefensible, without one redeeming feature. Apart from the plurality vote, the system opens the door for various abuses, amongst the most apparent being that of intimidation. Then again, a good deal depends on the conscientiousness of the distributors and collectors of the voting papers. "Human nature is still human nature," and we have heard of elections in which distributors and collectors have gone considerably out of their way to ensure that voting papers should be delivered to and collected from members of their own party, while, on the other hand, unless the door of a political opponent's domicile is at once opened in response to their knock, they are off at a tangent, as though the house ere plague stricken. Further, every opportunity os afforded foe the "spoiling" - accidental or otherwise - of voting papers, by an interval of four or five days elapsing between their delivery and collection.

Stacksteads Gospel Temperance Mission. - This mission held their meetings as usual in the open air last Sunday at Greens, Acremill, and at the toll bar, Blackwood, and Waterbarn Bridge. The collections were good, and the people very attentive.

New Football Field. We hear that negotiations are pending, by which the Rawtenstall Football Club propose to acquire the meadow at Constablee, whee the great Liberal demonstration was held in 1879.

The Town Clerk reported that two dogs were slaughtered at Stacksteads, suffering from dumb rabies.

Rossendale United and Heywood played at Dark Lane, Newchurch, the match finishing as a a two-two draw.

Marriage: On the 6th inst. at the Baptist Chapel, Cloughfold, by the Rev W.C. Davies, B.A., Mr Stansfield Watson, Stacksteads, to Miss Clara Jane Murgatroyd, Cloughfold.

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