The first impression received is of the immensity of its shipping: the docks are over seven miles long With ships and sailors from all parts of the world. After view- ing the sights of this great seaport town I boarded the train for Carlisle. The English cars are decidedly different to ours, being divided into narrow compartments with side (loors, and to my mind not as convenient for long journeys as those in Canada.


Is a city which combines remote antiquity with present 1)1'US1)€,TII}'. It was the scene of perpetual victory and de- feat, ‘oeing repeatedly tlestroyed and rebuilt, during the 50o years of Border fights between the English and Scotch. Part of the stone wall which surrounded the city in ancient times still remains. The Castle was built some 2000 years {ago Queen Mary Stewart was imprisoned here for a time. Kings have held parliament, sought refuge and died within its walls.

The Cathedral was founded by \Villiam Rufus, Henry I, finished it in 1101. Hearing the chimes attrac- ted me to its service. The dean issued from his house in white linen robes with square topped cap,——preceeded by an cifficial with a silver mace. As he appeared a troop of choristers followed him into the Cathedral. Easter is considered one of the events of the year, children are made Iiappy by being dressed in new clothes, and spend the time visiting friends and exchanging dyed eggs &c., as memen- toes of the day. The eople here were very kind, and curious to see a person rom America, asking many quest- ions about our country. Here I heard Sir Wilfred Lawson l\I.P., who is noted for his zeal in the temperance cause. Some of the factory girls xvear a curious shoe the soles of which are made of wood with iron rim. I brought a pair back with me.

The villages around Carlisle are very picturesque, especially Corby and Wetheral, divided by the river Eden.