Saturday December 4th 1869
Agricultural Gathering at Appleby
On Saturday last, the MESSRS. BUCK, agents for the sale of MESSRS. GOULDINGS' celebrated manures, held their annual receipt at the Black Bull Inn, Appleby; after which a dinner was given to their patrons, and between sixty and seventy farmers of the immediate neighbourhood partook of the repast, which was catered with great profusion by MRS. HODGSON the hostess.
MR. LANCASTER, of Skygarth, was called to the chair and in proposing the health of MR. BUCK, said that he had tried the manures upon various soils for some three or four years, and according to this experience they fully realised his expectations.
He had tried the 'special' on grass, corn, and turnips to his entire saitsfaction. He had reared some excellent crops with their other class of manure - less exensive - but could not say that he had not used farm-yard manure along with it, or might have become a competitor for the valuable prizes offered; and he would advise anyone competing to be careful not to mix it with any other manure, which would disqualify them from obtaining a prize.
He had tried artificial manures from seven or eight different firms, and had always found it on an average with the best, and likely to stand the test side with any other in the market.
He gave the health of MR. BUCK, and trusted they would stand the test of the future as they had done in the past ( Cheers ).
MR. BUCK said, he was glad to meet so large a company on an occasion like this, and still more so to hear they were satisfied.
The CHAIRMAN called upon MR. SAYER, the winner of the plate, who remarked that he had given the manure a very short trial, - this being the first year of his experience. However, it had turned out well. He had a splendid crop, and ready to thin and hoe before any of his neighbours, and he was highly satisfied with the result.
MR. ROBT. ATKINSON in responding to his health, said he had tried it side by side with others of equal value for several years, and he never had any to beat it. He used it at the rate of 8 cwt. per acre, and there was no dispute that he had always an excellent crop.
For the last two years he had been the winner of the third prize, but he thought there was not much honour in gaining it on the present occasion, as there was no other competitor ( Laughter ).
The CHAIRMAN proposed the health of MR. THOS. HORN, the winner of the first prize last year. MR. HORN remarked that he could assure them that the field in which he was so successful last year had not had a cartload of much for 10 years. If he had competed he flattered himself he was in a favourable position for being placed first again. ( Cheers and laughter ).
The CHAIRMAN proposed the health of the Inspectors, to which MR. IRVING responded, and gave a detailed account of their inspections. Several other complimentary toasts were proposed, and the company separated.
The Pantin Tragedy
THE DISCOVERY OF THE LAST BODY.
The Paris correspondent gives details of the discovery of the body of the elder KINCK, from which it appears that immediately after the confession of the murderer, an officer of justice was despatched by the authorities to search the spot indicated, which lies in a woody country near Cernay, in Alsace.
The body of the murdered man was found in a wood near the Chateau of Guebwiller.
A swarm of crows were assembled round the corpse, and it was the presence of these ominous birds which directed the searchers to the spot.
The features of the murdered man were not recognisable, having been nearly eaten away, but the clothes and linen were immediately known as those belonging to JEAN KINCK, the stockings being the same colour as those found on the bodies of his murdered family, and which had been knitted by his wife a few months before her murder.
According to the second confession of TROPPMANN, he says he enticed JEAN KINCK to a wineshop near the Mulhouse Railway Station, where he made him half-drunk.
On leaving there, en route for Cernay, KINCK complained of thirst, and TRIPPMANN gave him a flask of prussic acid for brandy.
KINCK fell down dead at the first drop, and TROPPMANN dragged the body into the wood mentioned, and hid it as well as he could under a pile of stones and leaves.
He then set out for Paris to complete his bloody work by the massacre of the rest of the family.
On the 29th ult., at the Parish Church, Kendal, by the REV. R. J. PEARCE, curate, MR. WILLIAM MASON, labourer, to MISS SUSANNAH BRAITHWAITE, both of Kendal.
Same day and place, by the REV. R. J. PEARCE, MR. JOSEPH TYSON, of Whitehaven, groom, to MISS MARGARET GERMAN, of Kendal.
On the 29th ult., at Appleby, MR. ABRAHAM BURRA, Raisbeck, Orton, to SARAH, daughter of MR. JAMES METCALFE, Ravenstonedale.
On the 1st inst., at the Parish Church, Ulverston, by the REV. JAMES TARGETT, MR. JOHN CASSON, draper, son of MR. JOSEPH CASSON, yeoman, Seathwaite, to MISS DOROTHEA ANN, youngest daughter of the late MR. ISAAC ROBINSON, of Lancaster.
On the 27th ult., at the Register Office, Soutergate, Ulverston, MR. WILLIAM GUDGEON, husbandman, Gleaston Castle, to MISS ELEANOR ATKINSON, of the same place.
On the 30th ult., at Coniston, by the REV. T. TOLMING, MR. R. AIKEN, gardener, to MISS M. MASON, both of Coniston.
On the 25th ult., at Hawkshead Church, MR. WILLIAM PARKE, coachman, to MRS. JANE COLLINSON, Hawkshead.
On the 24th ult., at the Church of St. Michael, Kirkbythore, by the REV. ANDERSON EDWARDS, WM. ATKINSON only son of the late MR. LEONARD ATKINSON, yeoman, Kirkbythore, Penrith, to SARAH ANN, third daughter of MR. JOHN SHIELDS, yeoman, of the same place.
On the 27th ult., at Threlkeld, by the REV. C. GRANT, MR. JACOB HOWE, veterinary surgeon, Keswick, to MISS M. E. GREENHOW, Threlkeld.
Lord Brougham and the Whigs
LORD BROUGHAM AND THE WHIGS.
It remains true that BROUGHAM was more than a Whig, that the Whigs felt it, and that he never pulled well in harness with them.
The circumstance was due partly to his defects. Though, in an emergency he worked for his party with an intensity and continuance that would have killed any ordinary man - though no taint of covetousness or selfish baseness was ever imputed to him, and he would at any time have sacrificed himself for the cause - yet there was something in his nature that could be neither understood nor calculated on, something which may remain a problem for the curious in psychology, something which we do not pretend to define or explain, but which we connect with that incapacity to sleep, and that difficulty in keeping his centre of gravity rightly adjusted, which characterised him in long clothes.
That he should be daring, incautious, headstrong, may be well enough comprehended as rising from his ardent temperament, his brilliant success at school, at college, and in society - as in fact the usual and not ungrateful accompaniment of magnificent capacity in the flush of youth. But that there should have lurked in close company with his vigilant, keen, and penetrating intellect, a simplicity which might at any moment be taken off its guard, a guilelessness almost childish, a blundering awkwardness capable of covering himself and his associates with ridicule, is not easy to be understood.
Men of transcendent talents have often acted as madmen; the peculiarity in the case of BROUGHAM was that, with one of the most splendidly endowed intellects of his time, he, on several occasions, acted like a fool. His announcement that he would write to His Majesty without loss of a post to tell him that he lived in the hearts of the citizens of Inverness; his off-hand chatty mention to QUEEN VICTORIA at a drawing room that he was in a few days to cross the Channel, if she had any message or parcel for KING LOUIS PHILLIPPE; his proposal to be at one and the same time ex-Chancellor in the English House of Peers, and republican orator in the National Assembly of France; these will occur to those who know the history of his life, not as mere mistakes, but as momentary lapses into sheer inbecility which no theory yet established can account for.
What is not only intelligible, but obvious is, that this mysterious characteristic of BROUGHAM's must have been a fatal drawback to the cordiality of his relations with the Whigs.
All men dread ridicule, and public men, in a country where public affairs may be said with hardly a figure to be transacted in the open air, have the best of reasons for dreading associates who may expose them to derision.
That fine sense of the proper and the becoming, which has been recognised as one mark of the genuine Wig, increased the difficulty of establishing relations of perfect harmony between the Whigs and BROUGHAM.
And yet one cannot help feeling that men of stronger geniality, of more hearty friendliness, less femininely sensitve, less intent upon their personal ambitions, and their personal reputations, might have got on better with BROUGHAM than the Whigs did.
Had they succeeded in the attempt, vast benefit at once to Liberalism, and to England might have been the result. He was the natural leader and born king of the party. Braver and stronger men would have conquered their party aristocratism, and raised him on their shields.
Their grudge against him was like that of the Scotch nobles against WALLACE. Had he been prudent, circumspect, and an aristocrat, they would have delighted to do him honour. The Whig party was triumphant so long as it held to BROUGHAM. It owed its decadence to its chiefs.
Free trade chirrupted on the lap of PEEL, household franchise crowed in the arms of DISRAELI, because the MELBOURNES and RUSSELLS were men of the same order.
BROUGHAM, it is true, did not support the Anti-Corn-Law League. His study of the French revolution had taught him to distrust and condemn association for political purposes in countries which have an elected House of Commons, and a free press.
But he pronounced against the Corn Laws long before PEEL.
The Whig formula on the subject of representation - the mystical ten pound line and the finality of the Reform Bill of 1842 -- the senile shudder of Radicalism, and stolid cantempt for first principles which you meet with in such a Whig as LORD CAMPBELL -- had to place in the intellect of BROUGHAM.
On the 27th ult., in Gandy-street, in this town, MR. GEORGE JOHNSON, cattle dealer, in the 41st year of his age.
On the 28th ult., in Stricklandgate, in this town, JANE, widow of the late MR. JOHN STRICKLAND, aged 76 years.
On the 26th ult., at Hutton Roof, MARY, wife of MR. HARRISON PENNINGTON, of Hutton Roof, aged 32 years.
On the 1st inst., in the Ellers, Ulverston, MR. MICHAEL WATERHOUSE, aged 56 years.
On the 28th ult., at Greenodd, BENJAMIN, son of the late MR. JOHN LOWTHER, aged 9 years.
On the 25th ult., at Backbarrow, MARY JANE HUDDLESTON, factory hand, aged 21 years.
On the 27th ult., at Backbarrow, ANNE, daughter of MR. JAMES CURWEN, bobbin turner, aged 6 months.
On the 26th ult., at Little Urswick, JANE, daughter of the late MR. GEOFFREY STABLES, yeoman, aged 33 years.
On the 26th ult., at Dalton, MARGARET, widow of MR. JOSEPH NICHOLSON, labourer, aged 74 years.
On the 21st ult., at the Workhouse, Eamont Bridge, SARAH SHEPHERD, aged 23 years.
On the 29th ult., in Castletown, Penrith, MR. GEO. DODD, labourer, aged 68 years.
On the 24th ult., in Sandgate, Penrith, BARBARA, wife of MR. WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK, aged 25 years.
On the 25th ult., in Arthur-street, MR. TYSON HODGSON, aged 65 years.