LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
COCKERMOUTH.
 
 
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BROUGHTON CHURCH OF
ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
 
    On Saturday evening last a meeting of this society was held in the Endowed School, Great Broughton, for the purpose of forming a benefit society.
 
 
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SUNDAY CLOSING.
 
    Last night a public meeting was held in the Public Hall, Cockermouth, in support of Sunday closing. The meeting was addressed by the clergymen and several other gentlemen belonging to this town.
 
 
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ALLEGED THEFT OF CANDLES.
 
    On Tuesday afternoon two men, father and son, named Jonathan BIGRIGG and John BIGRIGG, both of Cockermouth, were taken into custody on a charge of having stolen 3 lbs of candles from the shop of Mr. DAVIDSON, general dealer, Main-street, Cockermouth, on the same day. The prisoners will be brought before the magistrates to-day.
 
 
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LOCAL BOARD ELECTION.
 
    The following have been nominated for election as members of the Local Board:-
 
Mr. William McQUHAE, gentleman, Fitz-road
 
Mr. Jos. STRAUGHTON, chemist, Main-street
 
Mr. Jos. WHITE, gentleman, Mountain View
 
Mr. William HERBERT, ironfounder, Lorton-road
 
Mr. Henry FISHER, ironmonger, Fern Bank
 
Mr. John HODGSON, grazier, Kirkgate
 
Mr. Peter FLETCHER, tanner, Castle Tanworks
 
Mr. Robert MITCHELL, sharebroker, South-street
 
    The collection of voting papers took place yesterday, and the result will be made known today.
 
 
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ACCIDENT AT COCKERMOUTH.
 
    On Tuesday afternoon last a man named George BELL, who is employed by Messrs. WHITTLE, of Whitehaven, to attend to the electric lamps at Cockermouth met with a serious accident while in the discharge of his duty.
 
    The man was repairing an electric lamp which was placed before the residence of Mr. George MAWSON, Cockermouth. To enable him to reach the lamp two ladders had been tied together, and he was standing on the point at which the ladders were joined when they parted, and he fell heavily to the ground. He was taken home and attended to by Dr. HUTCHINSON, who stated that no bones were broken, but that BELL had injured himself internally.
 
 
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