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BREACH OF THE EDUCATION ACT.

William WISHART, labouer, of Silloth, was charged with a breach of the Education Act. - Mr. HODGSON appeared to prosecute, and applied on behalf of the Holme Low School Board for an attendance order to be made upon the defendant's son, who attended school very irregularly. - An attendance order was granted.

John ROBINSON was charged with a breach of the Education Act. Mr. HODGSON also applied for an attendance order in this case. The defendant's son never went to school and was beyond his mother's control. He, (Mr. HODGSON) made this application in order that he might apply afterwards for an order to send the boy to the industrial School. - The attendance order was granted.

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FURIOUS DRIVING.

At the cockermouth Petty Sessions on Monday last, Jonathan KNIGHT, driver of the Globe bus, Cockermouth, was charged with having, on the 8th inst., been guilty of furious driving. -

Superintendent TAYLOR proved the offence, and the defendant was fined 19s., 6d. inclusing costs.

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EXTRAORDINARY TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAYS.

Mr. PAISLEY, who appeared for both defendants in this case said it was a complaint in reference to extraordinary traffic against certain parties in Brigham. His friend, Mr. HAYTON and himself had arranged that the matter should stand over for some time in order to get ready for trial.

The Clerk: That is the case against the Moss Bay Company?

Mr. PAISLEY: Yes, and John TODHUNTER, of Brigham Quarry.

The case was adjourned.

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IMPUDENT THEFT AT PARTON.


On Sunday a man who had on the previous day stolen the sum of 4 from the house of Mrs. GOLIGHTLY, of Catherine-street, Whitehaven, went to a public house kept by John CARRUTHERS, at Parton, and had dinner. After dinner he went upstairs to wash himself, and whilst there appropriated between 6 and 7 worth of jewellery and a necktie belonging to Mr. CARRUTHERS, which he placed in his pocket.

When he left the house Mr. CARRUTHERS accompanied him to the railway station, and when walking together observed the necktie partly hanging out of the pocket of the stranger, and he told him to be careful or he would lose it. The stranger put the necktie into his pocket again, and on arriving at the station he entered into conversation with Police-constable TOMER until the arrival of the train, when he took his departure.

Police-constable TOMER is very desirous of having another interview with the interesting stranger.


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DIOCESAN EDUCATION SOCIETY.

On Sunday at St. Kentigernâ??s Church, Aspatria, sermons were preached and collections made on behalf of the above society. In the morning the sermon was preached by the Rev. T. W. POWELL, and in the evening by the Rev. H. M. TODD, of Westnewton, one of the Inspectors of the Society. There were good congregations and fair collections.


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WHITEHAVEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.


Yesterday at the Whitehaven Board of Guardians meeting letters were read sanctioning increases of salary to:

Mr. J. MOSSOP, assistant overseer, St. Bridget's

Mr. J. PORTER, assistant overseer, Lamplugh

Mr. J. MOFFAT, assistant overseer, Salter and Eskett

Mr. I. DICKINSON, assistant overseer, Moresby

A letter from Mr. ACHURCH, one of the overseers of Whitehaven, in reference to the large amount of outstanding arrears of poor rate was ordered to be forwarded to the Local Government Board.

Dr. DICK reported that he had visited the house of a man named WILKINSON, at Parton, in reference to the state of the children in it, and he found that they had sufficient food but were otherwise neglected, and the premises were in a bad sanitary condition. It was agreed to send a copy of the letter to the Rural Sanitary Authority.


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WHITEHAVEN GRAIN MARKET YESTERDAY.

In store grain there was only a slow sale for wheat. A fair demand for Indian corn, which keeps a little dearer.


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CHOIRS TRIPS.

The members of the Workington Roman Catholic Church choir had their annual trip on Saturday last. The party left the town in wagonettes for Piel Wyke, where they spent a very pleasant day.

The Congregational Choir had a dayâ??s outing on Monday. The company numbering about 35, left Workington at about half past eight in the morning, their destination being Scale Hill. Boating, hill climbing and other amusements were indulged in, and the party returned home about half past nine oâ??clock in the evening, highly pleased with the trip.


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CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY AT BRIDGEFOOT.

On Sunday last two sermons were preached in the Wesleyan Chapel, Bridgefoot, by Mr. R. PLUMMER, of Cockermouth, to a large congregation, and on Monday tea was provided in the chapel. The tables were presided over by Mrs. TICKLE, Mrs. CARRUTHERS and Miss. BRAITHWAITE.

In the evening an interesting lecture was delivered by Mr. John CAMPBELL, of Flimby, entitled â??Travels on the Continent of Europe.â?

Collections were made at the close of the service to defray the expense of cleaning and renovating the chapel.


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GASWORKS COMMITTEE MEETING.

A meeting of the Gasworks Committee was held yesterday afternoon at the Harbour Office. Mr. MANDLE presided and the other members present were:

Mr. F. WALKER

Mr. S. S. BRIGGS

Mr. W. BARNES

Mr. J. ROSS

Mr. T. CAREY

Major WOOD

Mr. HEPWORTH, the consulting engineer, was present, and reported that alterations in connection with the gasworks would be completed in the course of a month, if the material could be obtained. After a long discussion it was decided to recommend the Board to appoint Mr. IRVING manager of the gasworks. This was all the business of interest.


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CAMP MEETING AT GILCRUX.

The Wesleyan Methodists of Gilcrux held their camp meeting on Sunday in a field close to the village. The afternoon meeting was addressed by Mr. John TELFORD, Maryport; and Messrs. John TIFFIN, S. CLULOE and J. WILSON, Gilcrux.

In the evening Mr. TELFORD preached at the Corner, in the village, and Mr. WILSON in the chapel. There was a good congregation at all the services, which concluded as usual with a prayer meeting.

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PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL, FLIMBY.

On Sunday last the Primitive Methodists had a lively day at Flimby. In the morning a prayer meeting was held in the chapel. A procession was afterwards formed, which paraded the village singing hymns. During the afternoon a camp meeting was held on the green.

Addresses were delivered by:

Rev. M. JOHNSON, of Cockermouth

Mr. W. JOHNSON, of Prospect, and others.

A testimony meeting and love feast was held in the evening, the rev. M. JOHNSON presiding. Large congregations were present at the services.

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COCKERMOUTH AND PAPCASTLE

SCHOOL BOARD.

On Saturday last the monthly meeting of this Board was held in the Board-room. Mr. J. BROWN presided at the commencement of the meeting. The other members present were:

Mr. FISHER

Mr. D. FIDLER

Mr. ALEXANDER

Mr. J. FEARON

Mr. J. PEARSON

Mr. D. RAPLEY

Mr. PEARSON nominated Mr. J. BROWN as chairman if the Board in the room of the late Dr. DODGSON. Mr. FISHER seconded the motion. Mr. RAPLEY proposed that Mr. ALEXANDER be chairman, which was seconded by Mr. FIDLER. After some discussion Mr. ALEXANDER was elected by four votes to three.

Mr. BROWN proposed a resolution of condolence with Mrs. DODGSON, widow of their late chairman, and this was adopted. Mr. FEARON called attention to the unsatisfactory state of the New-street schools, and the matter was left to the Visiting Committee.

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