LOCAL NEWS - MARYPORT.
 
 
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ELECTION NEWS.
 
    Messrs. TYSON and HOBSON, solicitors, have, it is reported, resigned the appointment held by them of local registration and electioneering agents to the Conservative Party.
 
 
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ILLNESS OF MR. JOSEPH WOOD.
 
    We regret to hear that Mr. Joseph H. WOOD is lying seriously ill at his residence, Hayborough.
 
 
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THE COFFEE TAVERN.
 
    Several applications for allotments of the new issue of shares have been made by Mrs. SENHOUSE, Netherhall; Mr. TYSON, Fleming Square, and others. The prospects of the Company were never so encouraging as now, and in another year we confidently predict a satisfactory dividend.
 
    The Nautical Assessors who presided at the Board of Trade Inquiry yesterday, expressed their great gratification with the resources of the establishment.
 
 
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HALF HOLIDAY MOVEMENT
AT MARYPORT.
 
    On Friday evening last a meeting of the master grocers was held in the John -street School room when it was decided, on the motion of Mr. Joseph ROSS, seconded by Mr. Samuel BONE, to close their shops every Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock, and on Bank holidays and the Queen's birthday.
 
    Mr. T. CAREY presided. Three or four of the grocers have decided to close at one o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesdays.
 
 
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THE HARBOUR COMMITTEE.
 
    At a meeting of the Harbour Committee, held in the Harbour Office on Monday afternoon, 19 applications were read and considered for the appointment of deputy harbour-master, vacant by the death of Mr. Thomas BAYLIS. On a ballot of the members being taken, it was decided to recommend the Board at their monthly meeting to appoint Mr. Robert SMITH, master-mariner, of Maryport, as deputy harbour-master.
 
 
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