COCKERMOUTH NEWS.

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DEATH OF MR. J. E. BARTON,
COCKERMOUTH.


       A painful shock was caused his many friends on hearing of the death of
Mr. John E. BARTON, Cockermouth, which took place early on Monday morning,
after a short illness, the cause of death being pneumonia.

       Mr. BARTON was a member of All Saint's Choir, and an accomplished
vocalist, and his services were always willingly given in the interest of any
worthy cause. Mr. BARTON was for many years assistant to Mr. W. ROBINSON, chemist,
Main-street, and his unfailing courtesy and business aptitude placed him high
in the esteem of his employer and all with whom he was brought into contact
with. A cheerful disposition and sterling qualities endeared him to a host of
friends whose sympathy will be with Mrs. BARTON and her children in their
bereavement.

       The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at the cemetery.


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SALE OF LAND AT
BASSENTHWAITE.


       Messrs. R. MUMBERSON & Son, at the Farmer's Auction Mart, Cockermouth,
on Monday, sold by public auction a piece of land in extent about 1 1/2
acres, known at Ruthwaite Moss, situate at Bassenthwaite. There was a fair
attendance.

       Mr. Standish BRAGG, Bassenthwaite, started the bidding with an offer
of £10, Mr. HODGSON, also of Bassenthwaite, of £10 10s, and after this
competition lay between Mr. BRAGG and Mr. Thos. HEWITT, Bassenthwaite, the latter
becoming the purchaser at £20.

       Mr. L. LEWTHIAN, Keswick, was the solicitor of the vendor, Mr. John
MOUNSEY, Dovenby Craggs.


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