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Saturday 26 Oct 1822 - Local News
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* March 22, 2023, 12:40:51 PM
 Saturday 26 Oct 1822   (p. 3, col. 2-4 + 6)
By arrivals at Greenock, it appears that several fresh piracies have been committed in the West Indian seas, and one on a Glasgow ship, even in the Eastern Atlantic. So far as the accounts go, no Cumberland vessel has been molested.
On Saturday night, the house of Mr. Joseph DIXON, of the Knells, near this City, was broken into, and plundered of a variety of articles of wearing-apparel, &c.—10 shirts, 7 or 8 cravats, a shooting-jacket and 2 coats, a double-barrelled gun, powder flask, shot-belt, 6 silver tea-spoons, a pair of plated sugar tongs, and silver and copper coin, to the amount of about five pounds. The thieves must have been in some degree acquainted with the premises; they got at Mr. DIXON's chest of drawers, and rummaged various parts of the house. A suspected person is in custody.
An additional quantity of water having been let into the lower level ol the Canal, a brick-work tunnel gave way near Drumburgh, on Thursday, but the water was prevented from escaping; the damage was inconsiderable; scarcely worth notice.
There has seldom been a more numerous or finer show of Cattle on our sands, than on Saturday last: yet, notwithstanding many buyers made their appearance, the business transacted was inconsiderable, and prices did not advance. The principal droves were on their way southward.
The bleach-field of Mr. IRVING, of Carwinley, in the parish of Kirkandrews, was broken into on the night of the 15th instant, and robbed of five pieces of linen.
There was sent to our office, this week, a potatoe, weighing 4lb. 4oz., grown by Mr. KNUBLEY, of Armathwaite.—Another, weighing 3lb. 9oz. was dug up on Monday last, at Hall-Meadow, near Annan.
Rain continues to fall at intervals in this neighbourhood, in large quantities. During the past two months, the rain-guage exhibits more than twice the usual average quantity.
The chemists of Newcastle, and many other places, have come to a determination never to sell oxalic acid, except in a liquid state, which will prevent the common accident of mistaking it for Epsom salts. We hope the Druggists of Carlisle will follow so prudent an example.
In consequence of the open and mild weather, vegetation is again making premature advances in a great variety of ways. In the garden of Mr. Francis HAUGH, at Houghton, there is an apple tree with a considerable quantity of fine blossom on it.
On Wednesday last, the daughter of H. BROUGHAM, Esq. M. P. was baptized at Nine-Churches, by the Rev. Mr. HEELIS, of Appleby, by the names of Eleanora Louisa. Mr. B. leaves Brougham-Hall, for the South, on Monday next.
On the evening of Saturday last, as Mr. LORAINE, auctioneer, of Armathwaite, was on his return home from Penrith, a fellow attacked him about half-past six, between the latter place and Newton, and demanded his money. Encouraged by the sound of horses' feet, apparently at no great distance, Mr. L. resisted,and the foot-pad snatched at his watch, but was foiled in his design by the breaking of the chain. Mr. LORAINE now dismounted, having received a blow on the forehead, and closed with his assailant, who, finding himself the weaker man, made his retreat: he either threw away the chain and seals, or lost them in the struggle, as they were found next morning, and restored to the owner. The man was about 5 feet 8 inches in height, wore dark clothes, and appeared at least 50 years of age. There was a woman in company with him, but she kept at s considerable distance during the scuffle, and carefully avoided speaking. Mr. LORAINE received no material injury.
On Monday week, David ARMSTRONG, of Knaresdale, having taken some sheep to Kirkoswald, lost his way on the fell in returning, and in the course of the night was found by his alarmed friends (who had gone in search of him) so much exhausted and benumbed with cold, that he survived only a few hours.
Richard SMITH, of Egremont, miller, was killed last week at Corticle, near Whitehaven, by falling from his horse in a state of intoxication: his scull was fractured near the temple, and he died immediately.
On Wednesday morning last, about six o'clock, a new-born female infant was found at Ambleside, a short distance from the door of Ford NORTH, Esq; it had been strangled, and was quite dead. Search was immediately made for the unnatural mother, in every direction, but when our account came away, she had not been discovered.
The total expenditure for the poor in the township of Whitehaven, in the half year ending 25th Sept. 1821, was £2640 : 10 : 2: in the corresponding period, 1822, it is £2121 : 5 : 4: a reduction of more than £519.
A new vessel, called the Fortescue, was launched last week from the building yard of SCOTT & Co. of Whitehaven.
At Boonwood Fair, on the 18th instant, there was a large show of cattle, but not much business, though cows sold at better prices than were expected.
In the Isle of Man Courts, last week, a lady named RITCHIE obtained of a gentleman named BLUET (a Lieutenant in the navy, we believe,) a verdict at common law, damages £500, for breach of promise of marriage. The defendant has lodged an appeal.
The herring fishery of late on the coast of the Isle of Man has been tolerably successful: price of the fish on the 19th instant, 14s. a cran, consisting of from 7 to 800.

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* March 23, 2023, 08:27:29 AM
The following paragraph is from the Durham Chronicle, Mr. LAMBTON's paper:—
"The liberation of Mr. HUNT from Ilchester gaol, on the 30th instant, will, we hear, be celebrated by the Reformers in various parts of the country, with festivities and rejoicing. In Newcastle, arrangements are making for a great dinner by the members of the Northern Union; also at North and South Shields, Sunderland, &c. the day will be celebrated in like manner by large parties. Farther north, we are told that on the evening of the day fires will be lighted on the hills of Simonside, and the tops of some of the highest hills of Northumberland, round which the people in loud triumph will offer their libations to the "Captive of Ilchester."
The cause of patriotism and purity seems to be at a low ebb in Carlisle. What! are there to be neither libations nor loud triumph on so glorious an occasion in Cumberland?
A few mornings ago, Mr. BEWLEY, of Breconthwaite, having been called on by two friends with a couple of young greyhounds, for the purpose of trying them, the whole party repaired to the field, taking with them also Mr. B.'s greyhound, Comet. The morning was frosty. In passing though an inclosure, the sound of their footsteps started a hare considerably in advance. Comet instantly darted off in pursuit, followed by the young dogs; while running, another hare sprung up, and crossed him, just under the nose: but he continued his course, caught his first game so as to cripple it, left it to the young dogs, flew like the wind after the hare which had crossed his path, overtook, turned, and pursued it back to the spot from whence it started, and there killed it—a performance worthy of public notice.
Edward TATHAM, Esq. is appointed Deputy Recorder of Kendal, in the room of John BARROW, Esq. deceased.
Since Monday last, the Carlisle mail has been dispatched from Liverpool half an hour earlier than heretofore.
The Kendal Burgh Sessions were held last week, and lasted twenty minutes. In that time the disputes of a population of eleven thousand persons were adjusted.
On the 11th inst., Mr. George WALDIE, merchant, and Mr. David LAING, hosier, were elected magistrates of Hawick for the ensuing year.
The Newcastle radicals dine on HUNT's liberation day—dinner 2s. a head, each man to have two black bottles of ale.
At East Rainton, near Newcastle, last week, Jane, the wife of Thomas WHITTLE, pitman, poisoned herself in consequence of the ill-treatment of her husband: they are both very young, had been married three months, and separated one-third of that short period!
The Newcastle Keelmen still remained off work on Tuesday last, not on account of insufficient wages (for the masters say they have always paid them well, and no one contradicts them), but because their employers will not be dictated to as to what they shall do next year: so that their present year's contract is violated, in order to force the coal proprietors, &c. into a confessedly unfavourable agreement for a period yet at a distance: thus they destroy all sympathy for their condition in the public mind. During the week they have committed some few excesses, but not of an alarming character. On Tuesday a deputation waited on the Mayor at the Mansion-House, where they declared their fixed determination to be, not to go to work till the coal-owners consent to restrict the loading of the ships at the spouts to eight keels, to give to them two guineas for binding money, and one guinea for a supper. The tradespeople and shopkeepers of the district severely feel the non-expenditure of so large a sum of money as the aggregate wages of this numerous body of men.
The unpopularity of the New Marriage Act is proved by the fact, that a wedding is now a rare thing in those parishes where there were wont to be on average three or four a week. It is stated, on the authority of the Bishop of Chester, that the Hon. Member who brought in the bill, intends to move its repeal as soon as Parliament assembles.
Bernard M'MULLAN undertook, at Durham, last week, to walk eight miles, in two hours, half backwards and half forwards; he accomplished the task, with perfect ease, nine and a half minutes within the time. At Newcastle, the pedestrian TOWNSEND, performed another surprising task, by gathering, with his mouth, 100 stones, each stone placed at the distance of one yard, and walking four miles backward, five forward, and running eight, making in the whole 23 miles, which he performed in three hours and 56 minutes, being four minutes under the time specified. He gathered the stones in 17 minutes, equal to a distance of nearly six miles.
Sir Cuthbert SHARP has been appointed collector of the customs at the port of Sunderland, in the place of George ROBINSON, Esq. who retires.
Mr. A. BACKHOUSE, miller, of Newby Bridge, caught in a coop, a few nights ago, 1273lbs. of eels!
Whitehaven, Oct. 21.—We experienced a heavy gale last night, accompanied with much rain. This morning the sloop Fanny, SHIELDS, from Wexford bound to Liverpool, with wheat, came off the harbour at low water, and by the prompt exertions of some of the crew of the Defence cutter, Lieut. REED, who went out to her assistance and succeeded in getting her inside the New Quay, the crew was saved. As the tide flowed she sunk, and the sea made a complete breach over her, so that it is very likely she will become a wreck. The Mayflower, DOBSON, from Quebec, arrived at this port on Saturday—foremast sprung. The Stamper, DILLON, from Buctush for Maryport, put in here yesterday after a tempestuous passage of five weeks. Spoke the Anglim, of Maryport, off the Banks of Newfoundland, and a brig from Belfast with passengers, both bound to Miramichi. Passed the ship David, of London, water-logged and without any persons on board.
Several vessels have been put in at Whitehaven, bound from Dublin to Liverpool, with cattle. Nearly fifty sail of vessels were engaged, within the last fortnight, at Dublin, to take sheep and oxen to England.
The William, of Whitehaven, is arrived at Mirimachi.
Spoken off Cape North, on the 24th ult. the Britannia, of Whitehaven, for Mirimachi.
The William Fell, BOAN; the Atlantic, PENRICE, arrived at Liverpool from Mirimachi. The Fawcett, BURTON, at ditto from Richibucto. The Shannon, KENDAL, at ditto from Demerara. The Commerce, ROBINSON, at ditto from Quebec.
The Hero, HUDSON, from New Orleans for Liverpool, was driven on shore 20th inst. on Forlorn Rock, near the Saltees, and it was feared would go to pieces.
Reproduced with kind permission of British Newspaper Archives