Saturday 25 Jan 1823 (p. 3, col. 3-6 and p. 4, col. 6)
We regret to learn that our estimable Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Lonsdale, has again met with a serious accident, at his seat, Cottesmere, Lincolnshire, by his horse falling with him. We understand that the concussion has occasioned very acute pains in his Lordship's side, which was so severely injured by the accident which befel him in the park last year.
The number of idle tales in circulation, in order to raise opposition to the proposed Police Bill, almost exceeds belief, and defies individual exposure. On Wednesday last, a deputation from Caldewgate, consisting of Mr. A. GRAHAM, Mr. John LONSDALE, Mr. John WILSON, attended by Mr. R. DIXON as their attorney, made application at the Police-Office, to know if it were intended to include Caldewgate in the new bill. They were informed, they said, that the expense, under the operation of a bill, would be enormous; that there were to be two Magistrates at £500 a year each, and a Clerk, at we know not how many hundreds. They were told, of course, that these were merely 'weak inventions of the enemy'; that the Magistrates would not only act gratuitously, as they always had done, but likewise give up all fees for the benefit of the establishment, or rather for the benefit of the public;—and as to the application of the bill—the present act applied to Caldewgate, and the only thing sought for, was an amendment of that act: they therefore retired, divested of the greater part of their apprehensions. On Thursday evening, a private meeting was held at the Bush Inn, for the purpose of organising opposition, Mr. H. PEARSON in the chair: very few persons attended.
The cold continues in unmitigated severity. The Eden was frozen over, near the Bridge, on Tuesday night, and still remains in that state; but we have not had much snow in this neighbourhood since Sunday. Several of the mails still arrive considerably behind their appointed time: that from London did not reach Carlisle till half-past 12 on Wednesday; and yesterday, not till near half-past two, in consequence of a fresh drift of snow on Stainmoor, where the coach was upset, owing to a waggon which is stuck in the snow, and blocks up the road.
We are glad to understand that during the present inclement weather, the committee of the Female Visiting Society have been enabled to distribute, among the aged and indigent housekeepers of this City, independently of the usual weekly allowance, two hundred and twenty-two pecks of coals; and also, that within the last few weeks, they have supplied the most needful and deserving of that class of the community, with one hundred and eighty-three articles of warm comfortable clothing. It is a satisfaction to the friends of this society to know, that the committee have been able to afford so much acceptable relief; but the institution continually requires the accession of members to supply the decrease in the list of benefactors which yearly takes place, occasioned by death, change of residence, and other causes.
The poor prisoners in Carlisle gaol return their thanks to an unknown gentleman, for a donation of ten pounds, by the hands of Messrs. GRAHAM and Co., bankers; one half of which sum will be laid out in coals, and the other distributed, according to their necessities, under the eye of the governor.
Committed to Carlisle gaol, on Wednesday last, from the Police-Office, David HAMILTON, charged with stealing 2s. 4d. from the shop of Mr. WATERS, grocer, Rickergate.
State of the accounts of the Carlisle Savings Bank, December 28, 1822.—
Sums paid in, £13,858; Interest received, £112 18s.; Donation fund, £60 8s. 6d.; Total, £15,039 16s. 6d.—Sums drawn out, £5317 4s. 1d.; Interest paid, £73 3s. 10d.; Interest transferred to accounts, £933 12s. 1d.; Remaining in the Bank, £8685 16s. 6d.; Total. £15,039 16s. 6d.
The sums paid in the 1st, 2d, and 3rd quarters of the year 1822, were, £11,274 11s. 11d., £11,899 0s. 11d., and £12,662 10s. 3d.
Two boys were brought up at the Police-Office, on Wednesday last, at the instance of the Carlisle Canal Committee, charged with throwing stones into the canal. Evidence was adduced against one of them only, and he was convicted in a mitigated penalty.
On Monday last, as John CRUMMIE was engaged in clearing snow out of the leads of Mr. SCARROW's house, in English-street, (three stories high,) he lost his footing, and fell backwards into the street. The fall was twice broke by projections, before he came to the ground, otherwise he must have been killed on the spot; as it was, he was severely injured, but is expected to recover.
As a Boy, about 11 years of age, was yesterday proceeding towards Caldewgate, his foot slipped on Caldew Brow, and he had the misfortune to break his leg.
Our Alston correspondent writes—"The weather is so very cold and stormy, that a man, named Abraham GRAHAM, perished in crossing the hills between Nenthead and Allendale, on the 17th instant."
A youth, aged 15, was killed in the carding-mill, at Caldbeck, by entanglement in the machinery, a few days ago. He was dreadfully mangled.
During the late Sessions, the following document was handed in to the Bench:—
"To the Honourable, the Sitting Magistrate, and every other honest Gentleman, whom it may concern in Cockermouth.—Sir, a certain begger, belonging to the Township, of Preston Quarter Whitehaven, wants some honest Gentleman, a Justice of the Peace, or an Attorney at Law, who professes to do justice between Man, and Man, who is not biased to any Colour nor party; and whoes Conscience Corrupted with Injustice: to take a small Cause, in hand for him; out of pure love to justice, and Mankind he haveing nothing to buy justice with and is unreasonably, and unlawfully Oppressed by Men, that is all of one Colour, and one party, and that will not do justice.—N. B., the afore said begger, has nothing to recomend him to your notice only a just Cause, in his hand, a Head full of Matter, and some papers."
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