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 At the usual meeting of this Board yesterday, the Clerk  stated that a man
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
Workhouse.

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
had suffered.

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. HODGSON

Mr. J. C. BROWN

Members of the School Attendance Committee:

Mr. REED

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.

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