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Subject: [CON] 1887 Newspaper 24 February
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 16:56:57 -0400 (EDT)

The start of another issue. Rita and Julia

The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser,
24 February 1887, Thursday

Accident Abroad to a Lanner Man - A serious accident has befallen a
young man named Arthur Penrose, who recently left Lanner for the Diamond
Fields, South Africa. It will be remembered his two brothers were killed
by a dynamite explosion some time ago. It appears that Penrose was
blasting, and put in six shots, and on firing only five exploded. After
waiting about 10 minutes he went back to examine the ground, when the
sixth charge exploded, destroying one of his eyes, and seriously
injuring the other, besides breaking one hand and one ankle.

St. Austell - The Late Capt. John Truscott - The funeral of Capt. John
Truscott, for man years the underground agent of the Wheal Eliza mines,
near St. Austell, took place at Charlestown on Saturday, and was
attended by a large number of persons. The cortege included the employes
of the mine, the agents and officers. The ceremony was conducted by the
vicar (Rev. A.H. Ferris), and the Dead March in "Saul" was played on the
organ by Mr. T.J. Bull, organist of St. Blazey Church.

The Electric Light At St. Austell - Messrs. Lovering and Co., of St.
Austell, have been the first to adopt the electric light for the
illumination of their works, so that the production of clay could go on
uninterruptedly. For this purpose they employed Mr. Veale, of the St.
Austell Electric Light Works, who on Monday last erected, at Lower
Ninestone's work, the necessry plant for supplying 2 arc lights of 2,000
candle power each, the dynamo being driven from an engine near by. The
result was most satisfactory, the brilliancy and steadiness of the light
being such as to enable the men to work at night with as much expedition
and convenience as by daylight.

Bude - The Living of Poughill - The Rev. Barton V. Mills, eldest son of
Mr. Arthur Mills, Bude, has accepted the living of Poughill, near Bude.
Poughill contains 1,700 acres, with a population of £399. Probable
gross value of the living about 125 per annum. The Rev. T.S. Carnsew,
who is promoted to the living of Constantine, near Falmouth, has been
vicar of Poughill for 30 years.

The premises formerly occupied by the late J. Tinney, in
Menacuddle-street, has been secured by the St. Austell Liberal
Association for a club and reading-rooms. Tradesmen are busy making the
necessary alterations, and we may soon expect the rooms open. Great
credit is due to Mr. W.J. Nicholls for the interest he has manifested in
the undertaking.

Accident at Bodman - Another accident of a serious nature occurred on
Wednesday at Bodmin, by which a man employed in fixing a water tank for
supplying water to the engines on the branch line of railway, in course
of construction, had his thigh severely fractured. He was taken to the
East Cornwall Hospital, and the doctor, on examination, pronouced the
fracture to be a bad one.

Runaway Horses - A team of horses attached to a waggon, the property of
Mr. Richard Veale, of Trevisker, St. Eval, bolted on Monday afternoon
near Trekenning, St. Columb. The driver was thrown under the wheels and
had his leg broken. The horses were shortly afterwards stopped, without
doing any injury to themselves or the waggon.

Liskeard Borough Auditors - Mr. John Bone and Mr. Richard Ansel Courtney
were nominated on Monday borough auditors for Liskeard.

Horse Accident at Liskeard - On Saturday as Charles Soloman, son of Mr.
R. Soloman, of Dean-street, was crossing the kerb on horseback near his
house, the animal by some means fell on the granite, and unfortunately
for the young Soloman, who was thrown from its back, the horse fell on
him, thereby breaking his leg just above the ankle. The sufferer, who is
being attended to [by] Dr. Rendle, is doing as well as can be expected.

Tobacco to the front. At the last West Kerrier Petty Sessions it
devolved on the magistrates to inflict a fine of £5 2s. on a man for
having unlawfully in his possession a quantity of tobacco at Ruan Minor.
Think you that that man was a "greater sinner" than others in the Lizard
district? Let the case be stated. Some short time ago the S.S. "Suffolk"
was wrecked at the Lizard. 300 tons of leaf tobacco formed part of her
cargo. This commodity after wards strewed the coast for many miles
round. Hundreds of persons, gentle and simple, masters and men.
Churchgoers and non-Church-goers, pious and worldly, took more or less
of the "narcotic weed," and appropriated it to their own use. It is an
"open secret" that friends sent presents of it to friends; that it is
openly used every day that "any amount" of it is still kept in hiding
for future use. I have no sympathy with those who took it; I have no
sympathy with those who gave it away, for it was not their own; I have
no sympathy with those who use it, for I hold it to be a wrong practice;
and I have no sympathy with the Government that makes capital out of a
moral evil by leglising its sale, even though it be at a premium.

The Funeral of Mr. Blake - The funeral of Mr. R.P. Blake, outfitter, of
Truro, took place on Sunday last, and his remains were followed to the
grave by a very large number of friends. Mr. Blake had been an
indefatigable worker in connection with St. John's Church, Truro, for
many years past; and up to a, comparatively speaking, recent date he was
superintendent of the Sunday School - the most successful Sunday School
in connection with the Church in Truro. He was obliged to relinquish his
position in consequence of declining health. Mr. Blake's death is
sincerely regretted by a large number of friends. At the evening service
at St. John's on Sunday last the Rev. John Brown, vicar, most feelingly
referred to the death of Mr. Blake who had taken so warm an interest in
the spiritual work in St. John's - especially Sunday school work - for
many years past. The words uttered by the Rev. gentleman were listened
to with great attention, and received with much reverence by the
congregation, among whom the deceased was highly esteemed.

Happy Hunting
Rita Bone Kopp,
OPC for St Stephen In Brannel

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