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Saturday 08 Jul 1815 - Local News
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 Saturday 08 Jul 1815   (p. 3, col. 2-3)
The Annual Meeting of the Workington Agricultural Society has been changed from the 2d, 3d, and 4th of August next, to the 1st, 2d, and 3d of that month.—See Adv.
Keswick Races and Regatta will be on the 1st and 2d days of next month. For particulars—see adv.
The Skinburness Annual Regatta will be held on the 26th and 27th inst.—See Adv.
The Anniversary of the Carlisle Lodge of Free and Brotherly Gardeners is on the 18th inst. when a procession, in an appropriate style, will take place.—See Adv.—We are glad to observe that this Society, which has been established for many years in Carlisle, but which for want of proper support never made any figure proportionate to the importance of its design, is now likely to prosper; and, like a tree that has long drooped, to spread forth its branches with renovated luxuriance. The utility of these Societies are well known in several parts of the kingdom; particularly in Scotland, where they are patronised by the most respectable nobility and gentry.
Mons. FREAU, whose skill in legerdemain and magical deceptions is celebrated over Europe, will perform here on Saturday (this day), Monday, and Tuesday.—See Adv.
We are happy in being able to correct an error in the Gazette return of the killed and wounded on the 16th. Ensign Charles GRAHAM, of the 1st Royal Scots, son of James GRAHAM, Esq. of Rickerby, near Carlisle, returned killed, was knocked down and stunned by the wind of a cannon-ball, and was dragged into a hovel by a French soldier, by whom he was stripped and plundered; but he revived, killed the fellow, and made his escape to the Prussian army, with whom he fought on the 18th; and his friends have received accounts of his safe arrival at the British head-quarters.
On Thursday, the 6th inst. was held at the Rev. J. WHITRIDGE's Chapel, in this city, a general meeting of the Congregational Union for the purpose of assisting in the spread of the Gospel through the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Northumberland. There were two excellent sermons preached by the Rev. J. JACKSON, of Green Hammerton; Yorkshire, from 2d Thes. iii. 1.; and the Rev. R. MACLEAN, of Kendal, from Exod. xiv. 15. In the afternoon the business was transacted—the Report of the last year's proceedings contained many pleasing accounts of the prospect of success.—Several very interesting addresses were given by Rev. Messrs. JACKSON, CARNSON, GRITTON, MUSCUTT, MACLEAN, SCOTT, HARPER, RATTRAY, and NEWTON, who proposed the Resolutions, which received the universal approbation of the numerous and respectable meeting. The attendance was very respectable at all the services. A most liberal collection was made in the evening on behalf of this Association; and the congregations were apparently much impressed with the solemn and profitable services of the occasion.—The Report will be immediately published.
A strawberry was pulled in the garden of the Rev. Joseph HUDSON, of Stanwix, on Monday last, which weighed 1 oz. and measured 5¼ inches in circumference.
Mr. BARNES, of the Lion and Lamb inn, Carlisle, has a cow of the long-horned English breed, which, as a milker, surpasses any we have heard of. It regularly gives 36 quarts of milk (ale measure) each day; which have produced, in one week, not less than 17lbs. of excellent butter.
Was taken up, this week, in the garden of Robert LITTLE, near this city, a hybred [sic] potatoe plant, which, from one stem, produced a number of white, and two potatoes of the red species.—This is reckoned amongst naturalists a curious circumstance.
It is with infinite pleasure we announce to his constituents and the public, that our representative, Mr. FAWCETT, gave against the Resolution agreeing with the Prince Regent's message for a grant of £6,000 per annum to the Duke of Cumberland. This Resolution was finally carried by a majority of 8; but we have to congratulate the country, that on the second reading of a Bill brought into the Commons in pursuance of the Resolution of the House, it was lost by a majority of one! This must be a matter of congratulation to every friend of his country; as the question was not one of a purely pecuniary nature—it involved considerations of the highest importance to the state.—For particulars see our Parliamentary Report.
An accident, which might have been attended with more serious consequences, took place on Monday.—As the workmen were removing the rubbish from above the key-stones of the old bridge over the narrow branch of the Eden, adjoining to Rickergate, for the purpose of shooting the arch; the weight of earth and rubbish upon each end of the bridge, acting with force against the centre, forced it upwards, whilst two of the workmen were upon it. One of them, perceiving his danger, jumped off, and sustained trivial injury; the other, though almost buried in the fallen mass, had no bones broken—he was, however, taken up senseless, but is since recovered.
On Monday was decided a match, long pending, between a favourite mare belonging to Mr. LEIGHTON, of Parkbroom, and Mr. IRWIN's, of Leversdale, near Brampton, Mr. L. giving Mr. I. one guinea for wagering him 10gs.—and to carry 8st. each. The animals started on the turnpike road at Stanwix, near Carlisle, and ended at Townfoot, near Brampton, a distance of very rugged eight miles; and, after a severely contested race, was won by the latter—which caused many a full flowing bowl, and the necks of the knowing ones' purses to be much elongated.—The distance from Stanwix to Brampton was run in 20 minutes.
Orders are now issuing by the different Lord Lieutenants for the Regular Militia of their respective counties to be immediately called out, in consequence of the Prince Regent's command to that effect.

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The herring fishery, mentioned in a neighbouring paper as being productive, is likely (says our correspondent in the west) to be productive of nothing but disappointment. Scarcely any boat has got as many fish in one week, as, when sold, will procure victuals for the crew during the same time.
On Tuesday some despicable and hard-hearted miscreant broke open the hovel of a poor old woman, commonly called Mary o' the Wood, who lives secluded in the plantations at the head of Newtown, and carried off the whole of the poor creature's savings, amounting to 10s. in silver, and nearly all her scanty stock of apparel. Mary was absent at the time, labouring in the fields; for though between 60 and 70 years of age, she works as hard in loading dung, or other husbandry employment, and with almost as much effect, as a man in the vigour of life. This trifling sum of 10s. the poor woman had scraped together with unremitting industry, to supply the place of 30s. which, with other articles, had been taken from her miserable residence, in a similar manner, some time ago.
We cannot sufficiently reprobate the too common and filthy custom of slaughtering worn-out horses in the immediate vicinity of the city. Even in several of the most frequented promenades, both the eye and nose are offended at the mangled carcases of these animals; the effluvia from which, at this sultry season, is more prejudicial to health than many are aware. We have had occasion at different times to compliment the Magistrates and police of this city for their attention to the comforts and convenience of the inhabitants, and we shall merely hint, that as the offence alluded to is punishable at common law as a nuisance, an indictment for such, against those offending, would prove the most efficient remedy.—We have also to add (and it shews the shameless disregard, in some persons, both of the law and of their fellow citizens), that a cow was slaughtered, and its carcase thrown into the river Caldew, to corrupt that current which was in daily and necessary consumption. The bell was sent about, warning the inhabitants of that district not to make use of the water in their culinary preparations.—All such animals ought to be conveyed to Kingmoor, or other waste spot of ground, and there buried.
Saturday's Gazette contains an Order in Council, appointing the Archbishop of Canterbury to prepare a Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving, to be forthwith sent round and read in the Churches throughout the country, for the late glorious victory at Waterloo.
By the order issued for a Form of Prayer for offering Thanksgiving on occasion of the important victory obtained at Waterloo, it is conjectured that no particular day will be appointed as a Thanksgiving Day.—As all the inhabitants of the United Kingdom have been expecting an opportunity of testifying their gratitude for their deliverance from the apprehension of evils which long threatened Europe: on this great occasion they will doubtless be assisted by the Clergymen and by the Churchwardens, to make collections at the churches, on the first Sunday after public notice shall have been given of the Form of Thanksgiving now preparing by the Bishops of the Church of England. It cannot be doubted that all the Ministers of Religion, of every denomination, will call the attention of their congregations to a duty so laudable, and so much required, for the relief of the families of the brave men killed, and of the numerous wounded sufferers, in the British army at Waterloo; and that this contribution will be the crowning honor of the long practised grateful beneficence of the British nation.—It will be seen, by Advertisement in this Paper, that the citizens of London, as on every occasion when benevolence and patriotism utter their voice, have been the first to answer their call; and we have reason to believe, that Carlisle will not hold back.
KIRKOSWALD, July 1.—On the evening of Thursday the 28th ult. a great number of persons of almost all classes, tradesmen, mechanics, and labourers (for in the enthusiasm of joy all distinctions are forgotten), assembled at the George inn, where they spent a very harmonious and pleasant evening, in consequence of the defeat and abdication of BONAPARTE—Mr. John NICHOLSON, of this place, in the chair. After drinking to the healths of the King, Queen, and Royal Family; Duke of Wellington; Prince BLUCHER; Lord Niddry; Lord Lynedock; Lord HILL; and several other distinguished officers,—a number of loyal and constitutional toasts and sentiments were given. Amongst others the following:—"The abolition of the Slave Trade"—"May an end be speedily put to the persecution of Popery"—"A peaceable and constitutional Reform in Parliament, as well as in ecclesiastical matters"—"Liberty of Conscience." Several loyal and patriotic songs were sung, and the company departed highly gratified.
SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—We regret it falls to our lot to notice another fatal accident in the coal-mines, near Newcastle. On the morning of Tuesday se'nnight, Sheriff-Hill colliery fired, during the time that Mr. W. FOGGETT, the viewer, and his two brothers, were down, all of whom were killed by the blast; and eight of the workmen were also suffocated by what is termed the after stythes or the damp and unrespirable air that remained after the decomposition of the hydrogen gas by the explosion.
The lamented fate of the Hon. Major HOWARD, of the 10th Hussars, second son of the Earl of Carlisle, who was engaged with his regiment in the brilliant day of Waterloo, has plunged his family into the bitterest grief. His Lady was far advanced in pregnancy, and the account of his death has had a very melancholy effect upon her. We are sorry to add, the Earl and Countess passed through York, on Thursday week, on their road to Castle Howard, very much indisposed.
Count LYNCH, late Mayor of Bordeaux, arrived in Newcastle on Thursday week, on a visit to his relation, John CLAVERING, Esq. of Callaly, in Northumberland.
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