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TRAGEDY FEARED
CAP FLOATING IN LAKE AT KESWICK.

   Mr. Joseph ABBOTT, a member of a well known  Lakeland farming family, and
who for many years was a sheep farmer in Australia,  was missing from his
lodgings in Keswick from Monday night, and the police were  dragging the lake
yesterday. They found his cap floating in the lake near the  boatlandings. He was
a bachelor and about 70 years of age. He had been living  retired in Keswick
for some years. He was a well known member of the  Conservative Club.

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CLEATOR MOOR COUNCIL
       ELECTIONS.
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Mr. NICHOL Withdraws.

   There will be no polling in the North Ward on April  4th owing to the
withdrawal of Mr. Richard John NICHOL as a candidate. Messrs.  D. McHENRY and G.
TOLSON are therefore returned unopposed.

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WHITEHAVEN MINISTER FOR PENRITH.

   The Rev. Hugh WILLIAMSON, superintendent minister  of the Penrith
Wesleyan Circuit is leaving in September for Widnes, in  Lancashire, and his place
will be taken by the Rev. G. H. Bancroft JUDGE,  Whitehaven.

   This was made known at the quarterly meeting of the  Penrith Circuit,
held at Wordsworth Street, Penrith. At the same meeting it was  decided to ask
the Rev. J. B. LEE, junior minister, to remain in the circuit for  a third year.

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ASPATRIA TRADESMAN'S DEATH.

   The death of Mr. Wm. TATE took place at Aspatria in  the early hours of
Sunday morning. Deceased, who was about 71 years of age, was  a widower and
retired from business a few months ago. For nearly half a century  he carried on
a very successful clog-making and repairing business in  Queen-street, and at
one time travelled a wide area and attended several  neighbouring market
towns. He was a member and regular worshipper at the Church  of Christ, Richmond
Hill, Aspatria, and also a member of the Brayton Tent I. O.  Rechabites. In
politics he was a staunch Liberal.