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Saturday 30 Dec 1815 - Local News
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 Saturday 30 Dec 1815   (p. 3, col. 1-4)
We have repeatedly called the public attention to a subject which very much concerns the interests of this city. We allude to the very confined and in every respect inconvenient state of the cattle market, which, since the commencement of building the bridges over the Eden, are any thing but suitable for that purpose. This we urged in the very strongest terms, and took the liberty of pointing out means to obviate the inconvenience by establishing a new cattle market on some plot of ground, adjoining the city, belonging to the corporation. We are sorry to state, however, that no notice was taken of our humble suggestion; and that, in consequence, cattle markets have been established in the neighbourhood, through lack of accommodation here. It is unnecessary to state how highly injurious to the inhabitants of the city in general, and particularly to the proprietors of houses, the innkeepers, shopkeepers, &c. of Rickergate, this is: nor is it difficult to conceive, that the plan upon which the bridge was designed (if indeed there ever was a plan) would very materially conduce to the ruin of our market; since the cattle coming upon the stand would not be able to get to it without either leaping over the battlement or proceeding along the whole long line of it, and entering by Rickergate; and even this could not be effected in floods without swimming the cattle, and of course compelling dealers and purchasers to swim likewise,—a very comfortable exercise indeed.—This prospective and prior causes have no doubt deeply operated in the minds of gentlemen, who have it in contemplation to establish a new cattle market at Longtown, some particulars of which may be seen under our Agricultural head.
A liberal collection was made on Sunday last, at the chapel of the Rev. A. HENDERSON, A. M. for the relief of the suffering Protestants in France.
The Quarterly Meeting of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge will be at the Town Hall, in this city, on Friday the 12th Jan. next.—See Adv.
The Anniversary Meeting of the Wigton Branch Bible Society will be held there on Monday week.—See Adv.
The first Carlisle Winter Assembly will be held on the 11th day of January next.—See Adv.
William JOHNSTON, shoemaker, aged 18, was yesterday committed to our gaol, on a charge of breaking into the shop of Mr. BONNELL, druggist, on Monday last, and taking away the contents of the till. On Mr. B. entering the shop at the time with a candle, the thief escaped, but was afterwards apprehended.—He confessed having taken money to the amount of £3, 9s.
A person of the name of DOUGLAS has been committed to our goal [sic] on a charge of sheep stealing.—He was brought from Whitehaven on Wednesday last: he admits having killed a sheep by throwing a stone at it, and also his taking the same home and dressing it.
The weather, during the former part of the week, was variable, alternately frost and thaw. Toward the conclusion of the week a considerable quantity of rain fell, so that yesterday evening the Caldew overflowed its banks, covering the holm lands, and flooding many parts of Caldewgate. When our paper was put to press, the water was rapidly increasing; and it is believed that the river Eden will also occasion a deluge.—This latter river, from the greater distance of its source, and running more upon a level, rises more gradually than the Caldew.
Since writing the above,—we have just heard, that Caldewgate is flooded in several parts three feet, and as far up as the diverging of the road to Wigton, Burgh, &c.—the inhabitants busily employed in damming up their doors to prevent the intrusion of the watery visitant. We are sorry to add, that a drowned horse, saddled and bridled, has come down the Caldew; and there is too much reason to fear that its rider has been overwhelmed in the impetuous torrent.
A short time since a countryman called at a druggist's in Carlisle, requesting two ounces of salt-petre, which was accordingly served him.—The rustic was departing with his purchase, when it immediately struck the master of the shop to question him to what use he was going to apply the salt-petre? "Salt-petre," said the other, "it was salts I wanted—though I did call it salt-petre by mistake." It is unnecessary to add, that the mistake was rectified, through the very commendable apprehension of the druggist.—We mention this circumstance merely to shew how very cautious both buyers and sellers should be in the disposal of active medicines; had the salt-petre been administered instead of the salts, it is probable enough the unhappy patient would have paid the forfeit of the blunder with his life.
On the 16th inst. as a young man, of the name of W. WINTER, was proceeding from Alston to his father's farm at Harewood Head (with a horse laden with provisions for the use of the family), he perished in a storm of snow on a height called Yadmoss.—His loss is lamented by all who knew him.
On Christmas day a girl, about 9 or 10 years of age, daughter of a bread-dealer, at Eamont-bridge, of the name of SMITH, was so shockingly burnt, in consequence of her clothes taking fire, as to leave but faint hopes of her recovery.
We are sorry to have to announce the death of Abraham SIBSON, Esq. merchant in Whitehaven, who had the misfortune to fall into the quay on Christmas day. His body was found on Tuesday.—Also of Mr. Thomas GIBSON, son Capt. GIBSON, of Harrington, who was drowned by falling into the quay on the evening of Monday last,—his body was found on Wednesday morning.

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"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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