There are few circumstances that give us greater pleasure than recording the heroic actions, or superior abilities, of a native of the place where we dwell. The inhabitants of Maryport have been gratified within these few days past by a beautiful and striking west view of that place, its harbour, and shipping, executed by Mr. Wm. BROWN, of the City of Carlisle, a native of the former place.—The above has been exhibited by Mr. BOVEL [?], innkeeper.
The Rev. Thomas SCURR, master of Hexham School, is appointed to the living of Thackrington, in Northumberland; and also a surrogate of the Dean and Chapter of York.
A medical gentleman, of this city, on Wednesday extracted from the nose (the nasal cells) of a young boy, a button which had remained there for three years, which had occasioned him, during that time, great uneasiness. The button had been thoughtlessly thrust into his nose by the boy himself.
James HART, of Heskett-new-market, Cumberland, weaver, has been committed to York castle, on a charge of privately stealing divers articles of wearing apparel at Knaresbro'.
A collection for the Waterloo sufferers has been made throughout the chapelry of Plumpton, in the parish of Lazonby, which amounts to £6 10s. 6d. which sum has been put into the proper hands, to be transmitted to London. The like collections are general throughout the county.—In many places, the collections have been liberal in the extreme. In particular,—after an excellent sermon preached by the Rev. T. BEWSHER, the sum of £72 5s. was collected at Penrith church; and which was afterwards greatly increased by the praise-worthy contributions of many individuals.—In the small parish of Hutton-in-the-Forest, the very large sum (comparatively) of £31 was collected for the same purpose.—How honourable to the character of our common country is the eagerness with which all ranks concur in performing the duty of repairing as far as possible the personal injuries of the brave who fought, and fell, and suffered at Waterloo, that field of glory and of blood. Nothing that we may do can reach the dead; our very prayers will not avail them; but they have left their widows and fatherless children behind, and of these, as well as of their glory, they have made their country the heir. And if their remembrance be dear, if their glory be held sacred, their widows and their fatherless children must be cherished and honoured by the survivors. These, with the wounded, and their families, have claims upon our sympathy, our generosity, and protection, which we would not evade if we could, and durst not deny if we would.
During the absence of warfare abroad, the good citizens of Carlisle (which place indeed only forms part of the system) employ their leisure moments in discussing the war which the magistrates have levied against those gentry in the employ of innkeepers which the former deemed, on comparison of their respective bulk with the constitutional standard, to be what are locally termed straight jackets; and therefore, like a Frenchman whose meagre skeleton, even if introduced into the paunch of an overgrown alderman, would scarcely augment his visible dimensions, these meagre gentry were declared inimical to the church and state, and open warfare was proclaimed against them. Of these many were made prisoners; and though, in the engagement between the "powers that be" and the innkeepers, many specimens of eloquence were exchanged, the latter have found to their cost, that it is almost as easy to push the moon from her sphere as to kick against the prickly domination of magisterial influence.—A war contribution of ten shillings each, in the way of summons, has been imposed upon the defaulters, besides the mitigated penalty of 5s. for each prisoner taken.—We understand that in Lancashire, where the like enforcement of the legal measure is used, the Magistrates, after rendering useless the captured measures, return the metal to the owners; and a correspondent wishes to know, whether the Justices can confiscate to their own use, or to the use of others, those measures that are taken from innkeepers on the plea of being deficient.
Mr. SADLER's 47th ascension took place, yesterday week from Newcastle, at nearly half after three, when the baloon [sic] took a W. S. W. direction. As Mr. SADLER found that he was rapidly approaching the sea, he descended, near Whitby Park, 21 minutes from the time of his ascent. The greatest elevation of the baloon was 1¾ mile.
On Tuesday last, at Bambro', near Doncaster, two twin brothers were drowned whilst fishing.
Hint to Overseers of the Poor and of the Highways.—The returns directed to be made under an Act passed in the last Sessions of Parliament must be made before the 20th of September. They are required to be made on oath; and the Act inflicts a penalty of five pounds on those overseers who [sic] returns are not made to the magistrates on the day which may be appointed by them.
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