named BELL, a barber at Cleator Moor, had been brought before the magistrates
and convicted of ill treating an apprentice who had formerly been in the
Mr. MUSGRAVE said the boy had no protector by the Board of Guardians. He
suggested that the matter be considered by the Guardians for the parish of
Cleator as whether to it was desirable or not to cancel the indentures of the
boy. As to the sureties taken in £10 for the man not abusing the boy again,
there were a hundred things that might be done in which the boy would be unable
to bring any evidence.
Mr. SMITH of Egremont seconded the motion.
Mr. KIRKCONEL said that so far as the Cleator Guardians were concerned, they
were of an opinion that the indentures ought to have been cancelled. What
had come out in the local papers was only a tithe in comparison to what the boy
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. MUSGRAVE proposed that a Committee be appointed consisting of
Rev. Canon DALTON
Rev. W. IVES
Rev. J. O. BURCHALL
Mr. J. C. BROWN
Members of the School Attendance Committee:
Mr. A. BEDFORD
Mr. J. TYSON
Mr. Joseph PORTER
Mr. J. MUSGRAVE, to take into consideration the duties of the school at
tendance and inquiry officers. The motion was carried; Mr. H. A. FLETCHER being
substituted on the committee for Mr. J. C. BROWN.