LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.


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The ss Lizzie arrived at Whitehaven on Tuesday morning with a cargo of
gelatine dynamite, consigned to various agents in the district, chiefly Messrs. H.
KITCHIN & Co., Whitehaven. There was a large attendance of horses and carts,
which conveyed the dangerous commodity speedily away.


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The body of a male child, well dressed, was found in Pow Beck, St. Bees, on
Tuesday evening. A "post mortem" examination was held by Dr. DICKSON
yesterday, (Wednesday), in the Coach-house of the Albers (sp?) Hotel. An inquest will
be held at St. Bees to-day. It is understood that a woman is in custody, and
will be brought before the Whitehaven magistrates to-day.


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The British Woman's Temperance Association held a rummage sale in the
Sailor's Bethel on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Dr. JACKSON opened the sale in a neat
speech, and the sale was conducted by the members of the committee. There was a
large attendance, and the proceeds were devoted to the Jubilee Mission House
Fund. The working woman's branch will have an outing to St. Bees on June 14th.


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An entertainment was given by the Whitehaven Jubilee choir, consisting of 40
juveniles, in the Oddfellows Hall, on Tuesday evening, when there was a good
audience. Mr. H. J. WHITESIDE, presided, and an excellent programme of music
and recitations was gone through, the children being under the conductorship
of Mr. J. CONNOR. The following took part in the programme:

Misses. THOMPSON

TWEDDLE

WILLIAMS

HODGSON

CLIFFORD

NAVE

PRESTON

HIND

HUDDLESTON

PICKERING

DAWES

Masters:

NICHOLSON

WILLIAMS (2)

HIND

DAVIDSON

KING.

Master I. NICHOLSON was the accompanist.


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