The nomination of two candidates to represent the western division of
this county took place at Cockermoputh on Tuesday, the 13th July. There being
no opposition to the election of Captain LOWTHER and Mr. IRTON, of IRTON Hall,
the proceedings excited very little interest.

       Captain IRWIN, of Calder Abbey, briefly proposed his friend Captain
LOWTHER, whom he described as a staunch supporter of " our noble institutions in
Church and State."

       The Rev. Dr. PARKINSON, principal of St. Bees clerical institute
seconded the nomination. He said he did so in his peculiar capacity as a clergyman
as well as a voter, with great satisfaction. This country was deeply
interested in agriculture and in commerce, and he thought both would be fairly
protected by returning Captain LOWTHER. Which of those branches could flourish and the
prosperity of the other could not be increased? and which would decay without
the other suffering with it? Therefore, upon the most selfish principle, he
maintained that looking to their own interest only, they were perfectly right
in selecting a member of that great family whose interests were bound up and
identical with their own. (Loud applause.) With regard to politics, they must
either descend downwards to more democratical principles, or hold firmly to
those principles so zealously maintained by Lord DERBY. There was not a thrid
alternative. As for the Whigs everyboby knew they were completely dead and buried.
(Loud Laughter.) He believed there was not a single individual, with one
noble exception only who did not believe that the House of RUSSELL had ceased to
reign! If Lord DERBY threw up the reins of government there were nothing left
them but a GRAHAM, a BRIGHT or a COBDEN, with a fall to democracy!  It was
clear that the country had two dangerous difficulties to contend with - popery and
infidelity; and those were the true friends of the constitution who untied to
maintain the protestant institutions and the morality of this nation.  (Loud
cheering.) He had great pleasure in seconding the nomination of Captain

       Mr. BROWNE, of Tallentire Hall, in a long rambling, rigmarole speech,
full of bitter invectives and sarcasm against the Manchester Cotton Spinners
and the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, ( any of whom would be able to
out-weigh Mr. BROWNE in wealth any day.) He was somewhat of opinion that as they had
got a big loaf, it would be better this dry weather if they had a little good
ale to wash it down with. (Laughter and cries of "temperance," and " we cannot
live upon drink.")

       Why did the Manchester school object to a duty of 3s or 4s on the
importation of foreign corn? Why did they set their face against it, whilst they
allowed 20s a quarter to be levied on Malt? Five millions a year are raised
upon your drink! and if you drink spirits the five millions are turned into ten
millions. ( MOst of the yawnies seemed dumfounded at such a piece of
intelligence - many reeling to and fro, the effects of that mornings potations.) At
length Mr. BROWNE wound up his luminous speech by proposing "his friend Mr. IRTIN,
of IRTON Hall." (Loud uproarious applause.)

To be continued...