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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