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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

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WHITEHAVEN SAVINGS BANK.

       Managers for the week:- Messrs. John PRODDOW, Joel A. KNIGHT, and John
FORSTER.

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MEDICAL.

       Mr. Charles B. DALTON, of Whitehaven has successfully passed the
preliminary examination necessary for medical students in the London Hospitals.

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NEW SCHOOL FOR BURGH-BY-SANDS.

       The foundation stone for the new school for this parish was laid on
Thursday last by Mr. G. BLAYLOCK of Burgh, on a site near to the parish church,
given by Lord LONSDALE.

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NEW COUNTY MAGISTRATES FOR LANCASHIRE.

       The names of the following gentlemen have been placed in the
commission of the peace for the county of Lancaster: -

H. W. SCHNEIDER, Esq., Belsfield, Windermere.

J. S. YOUNG, Esq., Abbott Hall, Kents Bank

E. M. FENWICK, Esq., Burrow Hall, Kirkby, Lonsdale.

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THE REVISING BARRISTER AT CARLISLE.

       On Monday, Mr. James SHIELL, one of the barristers appointed to revise
the list of voters in this county, held a court at the Town Hall, Carlisle,
and revised the lists of several parishes in the Eastern division of
Cumberland. The proceedings were not possessed of much interest.

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SUICIDE AT KINGSTOWN.

       On Monday morning a man named James PRUDHAM committed suicide at
Kingston, near Carlisle, by cutting his throat.

       Deceased was a weaver, 48 years of age, and for some time past, it is
stated, he has been in a desponding state of mind. About nine o'clock on
Monday morning he left his house, and shortly afterward was found by his wife with
his throat cut.

       Dr. HAY and Mr. PAGE, surgeon, attended him after the occurrence, but
the wound was so severe that he died.

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WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH AT BRISCO.

       Yesterday week, an old woman, eighty years of age, named Mary PARKER,
was burned to death at Brisco.

       She lived together with another woman, in a cottage at Brisco, and at
midnight on Tuesday they retired to rest, each occupying a separate apartment.
On the following morning at seven o'clock, the old woman was found dead,
having, during the night, been burned to death. It is supposed that she had
occasion to get out of bed, and had then accidentally set fire to herself.

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