Rossendale Free Press 7 Dec 1889

Rossendale Liberal Unionist Association: A Meeting will be held in the Co-operative Hall, Bacup, on Saturday afternoon, Dec 14th 1889, when the Right Hon theMarquis of Hartington, M.P., will address his supporters; and W.S Caine, Esq, M.P., John Albert Bright Esq. M.P. and others are expected to speak.

TO Let, the Confectioners' Shop, with Beer, Wines and Spirit Licences attached, opposite the Cloughfold Railway Station. Apply to ALFRED LEES, on the premises, or to JOHN KENYON, Rossendale Brewery, Cloughfold.

On Wednesday, the stokers employed at the Rossendale Union Gas company's works, Cloughfold, accepted an offered advance equal to 15 per cent, in their wages. Their original demand is stated by Mr Riley, the manager, to have been at the rate of about 65 per cent. The labourers' wages have also been increased from 21s to 22s per week. This amicable settlement of a grievance which appears to be general in this branch of the labour market will command itself to everyone.

A Freak of Nature - Yesterday Mr James Tattersall of Hill-street, Longholme, exhibited to us a peculiar curiosity, in the shape of two young pigeons which came from a single egg laid by a long-faced Antwerp. They were perfectly and fully formed, although not properly hatched, the parent bird having forsaken its nest on the removal of another pigeon it had hatched, but which had died.

Waterfoot conservative Club - The building of the new club is nearly completed. The slaters are actively engaged, and the building will shortly be ready for furnishing.

The Measles Epidemic in the District. Mr I Luty (school attendance officer), inches monthly report, stated that unfortunately measles were still prevalent in the Lumb Valley. On visiting the Board School at Whitewell-bottom he found only 29 children present out of 74 names on the books in the infants department, and that was about the average for the week. Several children were absent from Edgeside Holme National school in consequence of scarlet fever. Over 100 were also away from Rawtenstall Wesleyan school owing to measles. forty-five labour certificates had been signed during the month. In reply to the Chairman, My Lucy said about 20 were absent in the mixed department at Whitewall-bottom Board School. Those who were away were not all sick, but they had sickness in their homes.

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