"Perseverance and Industry will surmount great Difficulties."—Mr. James HALLIBURTON, of Hawick, in Scotland, an extensive and well-known cattle-dealer, purchased one hundred black cattle from Mr. BOYD, of Broadmeadows, near Selkirk, on the 15th December inst. on which day he sent them forward to Carlisle, where they arrived on the Friday evening following. Not meeting with any buyers the next day, he started them on the Sunday noon for York Christmas fair, which was on the succeeding Thursday: they arrived all safe, were shown in the market before nine o'clock of the morning, and sold by three to good advantage.—The distance from Broadmeadows to York, by way of Carlisle, is nearly 180 miles, which was completed by these 100 cattle, though the intense storm which had rendered the roads almost impassable for any conveyance whatever, in the short space of seven days; though the beasts were allowed ten hours of rest every night.—The like undertaking was never remembered by the oldest cattle dealers.
About 12 o'clock at night of the 18th inst. the stove-house belonging to Mr. PORTHOUSE, dyer, in Wigton, was perceived to be on fire; but by the exertions of the populace the flames were soon extinguished, and we are happy to say without much damage.
There was slaughtered in Wigton market, upon St. Thomas's day, a five year old heifer, bred by Mr. Wm. PATTINSON, of that place, and fed by John BARWICK, Esq. of Bush Gill Head, that weighed eighteen stone per quarter, 14 pounds to the stone.
J. ARMSTRONG and Charles BATEY, carriers to Mr. WRIGHT and Mr. VARTEY, common carriers, were convicted before J. B. COULSON, Esq. one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Northumberland, on the 19th inst. in the penalty of 20s. each, with costs, for driving their carts, on the 26th ult. being the Lord's day, within the parish of Haltwhistle.
Mr. GUNNING, son in-law of Sir J. D. A. GILPIN, chief magistrate of the city of Carlisle, has received a very flattering mark of royal munificence from the Prince of Orange, on his Royal Highness's recovery from the honourable wound he received in the battle of Waterloo. Mr. GUNNING attended his Royal Highness immediately after he was wounded to the reinstatement of his health. To mark his sense of the attention and skill of Mr. GUNNING, the Prince has presented him with a gold snuff-box, enriched with the finest diamonds; and to Mrs. GUNNING a rich pearl necklace, adorned with topazes, set in fine diamonds, and ear-rings to match.
The Rev. R. H. WHITELOCK, M.A. is nominated to the perpetual curacy of Chorlton, Lancashire.
The Rev. F. GWYNNE, B. A. of Northwich, Cheshire, is elected by the Corporation of Beverly, master of the grammar-school there.
Earl PERCY is mentioned as the probable successor of the Duke of Norfolk, as President of the Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, &c.
A quondam Colonel of the Foot Guards, who lately held an appointment on the Staff of the Army, was last week ordained a Deacon of the Church of England!
We hear that a meeting of the Roman Catholics of Northumberland and Durham is to be held in Newcastle, to express their abhorrence of the persecutions under which their fellow Christians, the Protestants of France, have been so unfortunately labouring.—Meetings for the same purpose have been held at Newcastle, Hull, and many other towns.
We are informed that several men are going about the northern counties lodging informations against the church-wardens of parishes who have not taken care to provide cast metal chests or book-cases, agreeably to the late Act, to keep the registers and other papers in.—Several parishes in Lancashire and Yorkshire have paid penalties.
We are sorry to state, that Captain DAVISON, of the Peggy, and Captain THOMPSON, of the Cistus, traders between Newcastle and London, were drowned on Tuesday week, in the Thames, by the upsetting of the boat in which they were proceeding on board their vessels off the Tower.—Captain JEFFREY, of the Dorothys (also a London trader), was saved.
On the evening of the 20th inst. the extensive granaries of Messrs. JOHNSON, CARR, and Co. John DEWAR, John WAUGH, John FORSTER, and George HIGH, of Berwick, were burnt down: the fire originated from the kiln used for drying grain being over-heated. The damage is estimated at 15,000l.
The Jamaica, FERGUSON, of Whitehaven, arrived at Jamaica from New York on the 14th Oct.
The Nile, KENDAL, of Harrington, is arrived at Dublin from Oporto—all well.
A few days ago, a vessel was wrecked near Portpatrick—crew saved; and another went to pieces on the 18th inst. loaden with timber, from America, and the master and two men were drowned.
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