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Saturday 12 Oct 1822 - Local News
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* March 13, 2023, 07:48:15 AM
 Saturday 12 Oct 1822   (p. 3, col. 1-3 + 5)
On the night of yesterday week, an attempt was made to rob the shop of Mr. BROWN, jeweller, &c. in the market-place, by penetrating the cellar below, in the hopes, it is supposed, that an easy passage would thence be found to the intended scene of plunder, but the thief or thieves were wrong in their calculations, and retired without booty.
On Thursday last, Wm. HASTY was committed to Carlisle gaol, on a charge of stealing various articles of wearing apparel from the house of Grace ARMSTRONG, of Warwick-Bridge. HASTY had lodged with Grace ARMSTRONG for a month past. On Thursday morning, he pretended to be unwell, and went to bed; the family, suspecting nothing, went out to work as usual. On coming home to dinner, however, ARMSTRONG learnt that her lodger had been seen go out with a bundle, and she found, on examination, that her dwelling had been robbed of caps, handkerchiefs, a piece of linen cloth, a gown piece, &c. With the assistance of the Carlisle Police-officers, the delinquent was apprehended in the evening in Caldewgate. When taken he had in his hat several handkerchiefs, caps, razors, &c.; upon his person, 2 shirts, 3 waistcoats, 3 pair of pantaloons, and a fustian jacket, the sleeves tied round his waist, and the remaining part stuffed into his triple covering of pantaloons!!!
The Brewers of Carlisle have reduced the price of ale 6s. per barrel. From the 10th of this month, publicans are compelled to vend that beverage in standard measures.
Various parts of this county, were visited by a very heavy storm of thunder, lightning, hail, and rain, on Monday morning, between the hours of three and six. Monday night, in Carlisle, was an exceedingly wet and stormy one: the Eden was much swollen on Tuesday, but no damage was done.
A meeting of the Trustees of Whitehaven Harbour was held on Monday, at which the Earl of Lonsdale was present, when it was resolved that the plan recommended by Messrs. WHIDBY and RENNIE, for improving the harbour, should be adopted. The plan is to extend the New Quay in a direct line from the Fort, or Life-boat-house, 80 yards, with a sweep of 300 yards Pier. Should the funds hereafter be found adequate, it is the intention of the Trustees to extend the North Wall. Mr. RENNIE is appointed to conduct the undertaking, which is estimated at £60,000, to be completed in five years, from March next. We understand the affability and condescension of the Earl of Lonsdale afforded the highest satisfaction to the Trustees. His Lordship expressed himself desirous to conform to the wishes of the town.
Mr. H. ALEXANDER opens the Dumfries Theatre on the 16th inst.
The Students of St. Bees Clerical Institution have presented their superintendant, the Rev. Dr. AINGER, a full-length portrait of himself, as a mark of their gratitude.
Last week, a man named WREN was crushed to death in Whysfoot slate-quarry, Borrowdale, and another was so much injured that his life is dispaired [sic] of.
A fine new vessel, named The Gnat, was last week launched from the building-yard of PEEL & Co., Maryport.
An agent of one of the Scotch Banks attended at Brough-Hill fair, and by his presence prevented the anticipated inundation of forged notes.
CAUTION.—On Saturday last, was convicted at the Public-Office, Carlisle, Walter GRIEVE, a driver in the service of Mr. PATTINSON, carrier, and John BUSHBY, a driver belonging to Mr. Joseph BUSHBY, carrier; the former in the penalty of 10s. for obstructing with his carts a post-chaise passing along the highway, in the parish of Bolton; and the latter in the penalty of 5s. for being at such a distance from the carts which he had the care of, that he could not have the government of the horses drawing the same, also in the parish of Bolton; both of which penalties, with costs, were paid before the parties left the Office, otherwise they would have been committed to the house of correction for one month.
APPLEBY HUNT.—This annual stag-hunt took place on Thursday last. The stag was turned out upon Gallow-Hill at twelve o'clock, and the hounds were let off in twenty minutes afterwards. The chase took to the Eden at St. Nicholas's Bottom, and followed the course of the river to Crackenthorpe Holme, where he doubled and re-crossed the water at Colby-Laiths, and dashed onwards to Battleborough, running through the gardens, where several old wives pursued him most vigorously. He soon left the sporting matrons behind, however, and, again crossing the Eden, once more bent his course towards Colby. The river being high, the horsemen were obliged to go round by Appleby-bridge. Eventually, after a chase of four hours, the noble animal was taken at Longmarton. One gentleman was particularly unfortunate at the outset: in crossing a ditch, his horse reared and threw him, and he was literally covered with mud; it was fortunate, however, that the steed did not fall backwards: as things were, the gentleman soon recovered himself, and, like a true sportsman, followed the stag to the last. The horse of another gentleman, in endeavouring to make a leap on rising ground, fell backwards, but no serious injury ensued. Forty horsemen were in the field. In the evening, a numerous company sat down to dinner at the King's Head inn, and Mr. HERD's viands and wines received deserved commendation. The cloth having been removed, the toast and the song went round, and the evening was passed in the utmost good-humour. The Ball, at night, was respectably attended.
At Cockermouth Michaelmas Fair, on Thursday last, for cattle and horses, milch cows and backend calvers brought good prices; indeed, many persons could not suit themselves at any price. Fat cattle sold readily, but declined a little. Wintering heifers, in good condition, went well off, considering the times. A very poor show of horses. A high price was asked for all of tolerable quality; but not many were sold.
Appleby Brough-Hill Saturday-fair, on Saturday last, was not so numerously attended as of late years; yet the clothiers and dealers in trinkets and soft goods did much better than on the Hill.

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* March 14, 2023, 12:21:01 PM
On Wednesday last, Mr. NORTHHOUSE, late Editor of the Carlisle Journal, was presented by the Provost of the ancient and Royal Burgh of Annan, with the freedom of that Burgh, as a mark of the high sense in which his literary abilities are esteemed; and also, on account of his useful exertions in promoting the cattle market there.—So says the Dumfries Journal. The Dumfries Courier tells us that the presentation was designed "as a mark of his literary abilities and constitutional exertions." The world will be anxious to learn which of these blasts of Fame's trumpet proclaims the true cause of so distinguished an honour as the freedom of the Borough of Annan, and the approbation of its Provost and Magistrates.
Committed to Kendal House of Correction till the Sessions, John DIXON, for enlisting into the 55th Regiment, he belonging to the Cumberland militia.
Mr. George HODGSON, of Appleby, lately killed two of the finest calves ever seen in that market. They were bred by Mr. Thomas SHEPHERD; and weighed, altogether, upwards of 450 lbs. though only eleven weeks old.
The Ulverstone Yeomanry Cavalry have presented Captain BRADDYLL a very handsome silver vase, "in testimony of their sincere regard for their commanding officer."
It appears that Mr. DE CAMP, who rented the Theatre at Preston during the late Guild, has been, like many other persons, grievously disappointed in his hopes of profit at that festival. The Theatre closed on Saturday week; and in the course of that day the sheriff's officers seized the scenery and other effects for the rent due to the proprietors. After the play Mr. DE CAMP made his appearance on the stage, and addressed the audience on the subject with a good deal of warmth. He stated that he had been induced, by the representations of the proprietors as to the manner in which the theatre was likely to be attended, to accede to their terms, viz. to pay £200 for the theatre during the guild; but instead of making any profit, he had lost £400 besides the rent. Yet under these circumstances the proprietors had refused to allow him any time for payment, and had seized his property without giving him previous notice.
It will be recollected, that at the adjourned assizes in York, in September 1820, a number of persons from the neighbourhood of Barnsley and Huddersfield, were induced, by an expectation of mercy, to plead guilty to the charge of high treason, and that some of them were subsequently sentenced to 14 years transportation, and others to transportation for life. During the last week, all the persons whose sentences were commuted to 14 years transportation, returned to their respective families and friends, to the inexpressible joy of the parties, and each man received £3 4s. towards his travelling expences from Woolwich, with a certificate of their having been pardoned on account of their uniform good conduct. The other prisoners who were transported for life were sent to Van Dieman's Land, and such of their wives and families as chose to share their fortunes, have been removed there at the expense of government.
The Bishop of Durham has licensed the Rev. R. GREEN, A. M. of Newcastle, to the perpetual curacy of Whorlton, in the county of Durham, vacant by the death of the Rev. R. WILSON.
J. W. HAYS, Esq. is the new mayor of Durham; and John COOKE, Esq. discharges similar duties during the ensuing year for Hartlepool.
The reported shock of an earthquake at Dunston, near Newcastle turns out to have been merely the rumbling of about 20 coal-waggons which passed through the place at night!
On Wednesday night, a fellow was detected in a merchant's shop here, attempting to pass off a forged one guinea note, of the Glasgow Ship Company Bank. He is now in jail.—Dumfries Journal.
The Tiffin, of Workington, supposed to have been lost, arrived at Plymouth on the 27th ult.
The ship Hero, GRAYSON, sailed from Quebec on the 17th August.—The brig Grace, RAY, of Workington, had returned from Montreal to Quebec and would finish loading about the 20th of August.—The brig Martha, MOORDAFF, and the brig Commerce, ROBINSON, both of Workington, were daily expected from Montreal at Quebec.—The brig Rose, LEE, of Workington, was laden, and would sail on the 20th August for Workington.—The brig Friendship, WILLIAMSON, of Workington, was about half laden.—The brig Mary, COWMAN, of Whitehaven, was about half laden.—Spoke the brig Ann, BOWMAN, from Whitehaven, 30 miles below Quebec, out 9 weeks, all well.—August 27th, Spoke the brig Albion, HODGSON, of Workington, from the Mediterranean; and the brig Mentor, DAWSON, from Dublin, off St. Paul's Island, Gulph of St. Lawrence, out 40 days,—both for Quebec.—Sept. 7th, Spoke the brig Neptune, of Newcastle, bound for St. John's New Brunswick, in lat. 49. N. long. 22. W., all well.—16th, Passed the brig Resolution, of Newcastle.
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