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Saturday 27 Jan 1816 - Local News
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 Saturday 27 Jan 1816   (p. 2, col. 4-5 and p. 3, col. 1, 4 + 5)
We are not a little happy to hear that the accounts received this week, announce the gradual recovery of our esteemed Member, Mr. FAWCETT. The recovery being gradual and progressive, affords the best prospects, and we hope all danger is over. During the illness of this gentleman, the solicitude excited in this neighbourhood has been great indeed; and it affords the most infallible testimony of the esteem in which he is held by all ranks. This esteem does not rest on a meretricious basis, but on the broad foundation of manly worth—arising from a conscientious discharge of all the duties of private life, as well as the arduous ones of his public station, as one of the Representatives of this city, in the legislature. Mr. FAWCETT is one of those members of Parliament who are unconnected with any party, anxious to attend to the interests of all, and accessible alike to all: the loss of such a man would be a public calamity. We can only express our unfeigned wishes that he may long be preserved to his friends and to his constituents.
On Saturday last, the degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred upon Mr. Joseph HUDSON, of St. Peter’s College, Cambridge, eldest son of the Rev. Joseph HUDSON, vicar of Stanwix. We have the pleasure to state that Mr. HUDSON was the eighth senior Optime in the list of University honors, for the present year.
On the evenings of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the 5th, 6th, and 7th of February, a most interesting course of Lectures on the Architectural Remains of England and Wales, will be delivered at Mrs. IRVING’s Assembly Rooms, by Mr. STACKHOUSE, Lecturer at the Surry [sic] Institution. The Syllabus of these Lectures, will be found in our front page. There is no study more pleasing, or more instructive, than that of Antiquities; and no country abounds with more interesting remains than Great Britain. In inspecting the monuments of former ages, we seem to live over the days with our venerable forefathers, long since passed away: we call to mind the ancient glories of our country, even in the age of barbarity, and the zest is doubly heightened by reflecting that at the present moment we possess the same renown that history has given to those brave naked Britons who plunged into the water to meet the veteran legions of Cæsar, staggering their before unfailing courage, and driving them to their ships. But the subject leads us away beyond the bounds of a mere notice.—We again refer to the Advertisement with an assurance that it will excite no common interest—particularly, as we hear the abilities and knowledge of Mr. S. are equal to the subject.
The Second Assembly at the Long Room, Coffee House, is announced for Thursday the 8th of February.—See Advt.
On Thursday night, a woman went into the shop of Miss SLACK, milliner &c. in the Market-place, in this city, under pretence of purchasing a gown, silk handkerchief, a pair of shoes &c. She tried on the latter, but did not like their shape, and requested some others. While Miss SLACK was employed in reaching another pair, she snatched the gown, handkerchief and gloves, and ran off with them. We understand that the woman was a stranger here, but has been about the town for several days. When she was in the shop, she had an apron about her shoulders.—She has not yet been apprehended.
On Monday last James BROWN, lately arrived in Carlisle, was committed to our gaol charged with robbing the dwelling house of a poor man named MILLIGAN, situated at Denton Holme Foot, under the following circumstances:—It appears that BROWN, about 4 o’clock on Monday morning last, effected his entrance into the dwelling by boring a hole with a gimblet through the door; and by cutting the hole a little larger, he contrived to lift up the wooden latch, which was the only security: the family were asleep in an adjoining room. BROWN stole an earthen vessel containing some wet woman’s and children’s caps, some glasses, an old saw, chissel, plane, old nails, and a worn-out tea-kettle that had been the property of MILLIGAN’s wife’s mother, and which was more than 56 years’ old—the whole not worth 10s.! It was this last article that led to the detection; for Mrs. MILLIGAN having a veneration for the tea-kettle, on account of its descent, applied to a brazier’s to see if it was by chance brought to mend, and there she was lucky enough to find it. BROWN by calling again for the kettle was detected, and is now in durance, as we observed before, to answer for his singular theft. *
* We have the pleasure of presenting to our readers from authority an authentic list of the articles stolen. We give it verbatim et literatim. It smacks a little o’ th’ North:—
A Tender Saw and twa Plains. An Kettell of the Wife’s mother, 56 years auld, with a whole in its bottom. An all tin Jugg—wooden Dishes. Twa or three pieces of Mahogney, and a pair of broken pliars. An all Chisell and bitt of a file to make cages. A Sten dish and a washing of Clese, and ah the Barens Clese in’t. And ah the Crokery. 4 Cups and Saucers. 6 Spuns and Te Tonges. 3 Plates and sum Wooden dishes and whorn spune. A Pair of Auld Brecks whold at ——! 3 Dram Glass, yen braid arst yen. The Bairnes night Cwot and Cap. 4 of the Wife Caps. Twa auld Nails and a wheen Brads. Twa auld poaks yen for haden cwoals and tother grans. The Kail Pot and Ladel—but left at the door.
After reading this list, no one, we think, will say that BROWN is not a wholesale robber!
On Saturday last, Elizabeth ROBINSON, of Cumwhinton, about 3 miles from this City, was committed to our gaol by the Rev. Thos. LOWRY, D. D. and John HEYSHAM, Esq. for stealing a Cow, the property of Mr. Thomas ELWOOD, of Broadwath.—At the same time, Dan. ROBINSON, son of the above named person, was also committed under Lord Ellenborough’s act, for stabbing and wounding the same Thomas ELWOOD, with a cane sword. —Our readers will recollect that we mentioned some particulars of this unfortunate affair several weeks ago.
The remaining portion of the troop of the 5th Dragoons which were in this city, marched for Newcastle on Tuesday, to join the other part which went there at the time of the late disturbances. Another troop is expected in a day or two.

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* January 15, 2022, 03:17:55 PM
Partridge Shooting.—It may not be amiss to remind our Sporting readers that the season for Partridge shooting expires on the 1st of February. This hint may be more useful as many excuse themselves by pretending not to know the time was altered.
Among our Advertisements we have announced that excellent and truly national work, the New Monthly Magazine, the high character of which claims the attention of the literary and general reader. The number to be published on the first of next month will begin the fourth volume, and will contain a portrait of the Rev. Geo. CRABBE, well known for his poetical works: other particulars will be found in the Advertisement. Orders for this work will be received by B. SCOTT the printer of this paper.
The experiment carrying on at the Schoose Farm, in rearing cattle on the soiling system, is likely to be attended with the most complete success. A short horned Heifer, of twelve months’ old, was found to weigh 68st. of 14lbs. No doubt seems to remain that cattle fed on green food, may at two years’ old be brought to sixty stone weight in carcass. Animals so reared appear to be less liable to the disorders incidental to young cattle. Out of 23 horned last year, there has been no loss.
THE NEW ROAD.—In our last paper we mentioned that a subscription was raising in Glasgow for the purpose of carrying into effect the very important projection of the New Road from Carlisle to Glasgow. It is well known to our readers that Mr. TELFORD’s estimate for the completion of the road amounted to £80,000. It was proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to recommend to Parliament the grant of one half the sum required, provided the remaining half was raised from other sources, and to postpone the claim of Government, till the interest of the second moiety was defrayed: in other words to give to the private creditors a preferable security for the advance. The amount to be procured by private subscription is estimated at £40,000. Of this sum it is proposed that there shall be raised by the landed gentlemen connected with the road, and by the trading towns which are to be benefitted by the improvement, either by borrowing on bonds, or in such other mode as may be deemed most eligible, the sum of £30,000, and that the mercantile and manufacturing interests of the different communities shall contribute the balance, £10,000. It is further proposed that the sums subscribed by the manufacturing and mercantile interest, should be assigned over in security to the landed interest and corporations against loss, in order to induce them to make so large an advance as £30,000. These propositions are made by a most respectable Committee of gentlemen at Glasgow, among whom are the Lord Provost; Kirkman FINLAY, Esq. M. P. &c. and this Committee, we understand, anxiously wish that a meeting be called in Carlisle, to consider of the important subject, which we have no doubt will be soon done; for in an improvement of this nature, every one must feel interested. After a very attentive consideration of the details, of the present amount of the tolls, of the probable extent to which they will be increased, and of the annual expenditure for maintaining the road, it is conceived that the proposed measures will be fully adequate to the regular settlement of the interest on the £30,000, and that although the period of payment may be distant, no doubt is entertained of realising the sums to be subscribed by individuals.
In consequence of the great depreciation of the price of tallow, candles are sold in this city at 9d. per lb., taking 3 pounds. Leather being also down in price, shall we not have cheaper shoes?
The stormy weather, which we noticed in our last, was very severe on the coast of this county, and the coast of Scotland.—Of a fleet of trading vessels which sailed from Whitehaven, several were forced back, and others contrived to get into Douglas, Belfast Lough, &c. The storm continued at Whitehaven, the whole of the Wednesday, and the water rose unusually high: much anxiety was felt for the shipping, but only partial damage was sustained. The Ceres, ROONEY, having sprung a leak, on Tuesday night, was saved with great difficulty. During the gale, the Ann, CONNOLLY, of Wexford, was stranded near Ravenglass, but the crew were saved, with the exception the master's father, who died of starvation.
At the late meeting of the Whitehaven Auxiliary Bible Society, John CHRISTIAN Esq. of Unerigg Hall, paid some very deserved compliments to the Dean of Carlisle, (the patron of the Society) on rising to move the thanks of the meeting to him.—At this meeting the Rev. Mr. CHURCH, of Whitehaven, came forward as a warm advocate of the Bible Society, at the same time regretting most feelingly that he was once one of its greatest opponents. He now feels convinced not merely of its utility, but of its very great importance to mankind at large.
The antiquary will regret to hear of the almost total destruction of that much admired and beautiful relic of antiquity, "Our Lady's Chapel," situated in the bosom of a romantic wood of that name, upon the margin of the river Wansbeck, near Morpeth.
Sir H. DAVY's lamps have been tried in Hebburn and Wallsend collieries with the most complete success, and the persons who conducted the experiments have the fullest confidence in their safety. At the mouths of blowers, and in places where fire-damp prevailed in various degrees of inflammability, they gave the fullest satisfaction.
Henry POTTINGER, Esq. of Clea-Hall, in this county, has now in his possession a Ewe of the Southdown breed, which although only 3½ years old, has brought forth the extraordinary number of 13 Lambs, in the following gradation, viz. When a year old, 2 lambs; a year and a half old, 2 ditto; two years old, 2 ditto; two years and a half old, 3 ditto; three years old, 2 ditto; three year and a half old, 2 ditto.
Miscellaneous Arrivals, &c.—The Cumberland, BENNETT, at Whitehaven from America, last from Liverpool.—The Vittoria, TWENTYMAN, and Jamaica, FERGUSON, of Whitehaven, at New York, all well.—The Jean, KENDALL, belonging to Workington, at Liverpool, from the Brazils.—The Bull Dog, THOMPSON, of Workington, at Barbadoes,—sailed from Liverpool.—The Isabella, ATKINSON, of Workington, at Cork, from the Havannah.
A fine vessel, called the Britannia, 312 tons register measure, was launched last week from the yard of Messrs. PEILE & Co. of Harrington.
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