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Subject: [CON] 1887 Newspaper 17 March
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 17:46:10 -0500 (EST)
The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, 17 March 1887, Thursday
Information For Creditors - Owen J. Rees, clothier, 15, The Terrace,
Penzance; receiving order on debtor's petition granted at the Truro
Court, March (?)th. Charles H. Lowry, grocer, 2, Arwenack-street,
Falmouth; last day for receiving proof, March 25th.
Death of the Dowager Lady St. Aubyn - The Dowager Lady St. Aubyn, mother
of Sir John St. Aubyn, M.P. for the St. Ives Division of Cornwall, and
(?) Mr. Edward St. Aubyn, steward of the Manor of Stoke (?)merel, died
on Friday afternoonat Courteen Hall, Northampton, where her ladyship had
been staying for some time past with her daughter, Lady Wake. A (?)gram
announcing the death was received at the manor (?)dge, Devonport, on
Friday evening. The news caused (litt?)le surprise, as the deceased lady
had been seriously ill (for?) a long while, and death was expected. Her
ladyship was 81 years of age. The news was not known at St. Michael's
Mount and Marazion until Saturday morning, when flags were at once
lowered to half-mast.
Accident at Penwethers - On Saturday Harry (?)son, a labourer, of Truro,
while at work at the new (?)wethers viaduct, on the West Cornwall
Railway, fell (a?) distance of 15 feet, cutting his head, and bruising
his (?) severely. He was first removed to the Royal Cornwall Infirmary,
where his wounds were attended to by (?) Rundle, the house surgeon, and
was then taken to his (home?). It is hoped the injuries are not serious.
The Absconding Truro Bankrupt - Sergt. French, who left England on the
11th February en route for Cape Town, for the purpose of bringing home
Charles Langdon, of Truro, who was arrested there on board the s.s.
"Kaikoura" under the Debtors Act, 1860, is now on his way to England
with Langdon in charge. He sailed from the Cape on Wednesday last, and
is expected to reach Plymouth on the 29th inst.
Church Parade - The two Truro companies of Volunteers attended Divine
service at Kenwyn Church on Sunday morning, under the command of Major
Tregoning. There was a good muster, and the procession on returning from
the church was accompanied by a large crowd, the sweet music discoursed
by the band being, no doubt, the source of attraction. The sermon was
preached by the Rev. Canon Moore.
Penryn - Fecundity in Lambing - Messrs. J. and W. Boaden, of Trenarth
Farm, Constantine, have three ewes which have given birth to ten lambs;
nine are doing well.
"Methodist Hymn Worship" - At the Falmouth Wesleyan Institute, on Monday
last, Mr. Ernest A. Banks read an interesting paper on "Methodist Hymn
Worship - Ancient and Modern." The paper was illustrated by a number of
fine specimens of Methodist hymnology, several of which were admirably
rendered by a quartet of vocalists, composed of Miss Banks, Miss Frances
Banks, R.A.M., Mr. C.W. Chard (Penryn), and Mr. W.G. Millett. Mr. A.
Banks played the organ-harmonium accompaniments. There was a large
attendance of members, and also a number of ladies and gentlemen as
visitors, who were present by invitation. Mr. Edward Banks, one of the
vice-presidents of the Institute, occupied the chair. At the close a
hearty vote of thanks was given to Mr. E.A. Banks for his paper, and to
the vocalists for the excellent services they had rendered.
Railway Accident Near Chacewater - Some delay was experienced by
passengers on the West Cornwall Railway between Truro and Redruth on
Tuesday morning, the rod of the engine drawing the down train due at
Redruth shortly before 10 o'clock having broken in the neighbourhood of
Chacewater, and the permanent way having been torn up. It was nearly one
o'clock when a train, drawn by the reversed engine of the 10.53 up train
arrived at Redruth with the passengers of the trains which were due
there at 9.52 and 11. 57 respectively.
Suicide at St. Austell - William Luke a well-known pedlar, who lived at
Carvath, St. Austell, hanged himself on Tuesday. It appears that the
deceased had been in ill-health for some weeks. His wife, on going out
to work, left him in bed, and his daughter, who is in a situation in the
ton, own going home about six o'clock, found the door fastened on the
inside. Her suspicion being aroused, she raised an alarm, and some
neighbours, who forced an entrance, found the body of Mr. Luke suspended
in the kitchen. The rope was cut, and a doctor at once summoned. It was
found that Luke had been dead some six hours.
Property Sales at Redruth - On Wednesday, the 9th inst., Mr. J.M.
Martyn, auctioneer, of Helston, offered for sale at Tibb's Hotel,
Redruth, all that very desirable freehold dairy, tenements, lands, and
premises, situate at Carnvallack and Carn Meor, Stithians, comprising
three cottages, and about 17s. 2r. 3p. of splendid arable pasture,
together with righs, &c., of adjoining tenements of 9s. 3r. 11p. of
waste and moor lands, now £29, subject to an indenture of lease for 99
years, determinable on the decease of one life, now 53 years, at an
annual conventionary rent of £1, and £1 heriot. This lot was started
in £250 by Mr. Roach, and Mr. Roberts, of Bodmin, bid £300; then Mr.
Pryor bid £325. This being the highest bid obtainable, the reserve
being £380, it was withdrawn from the sale, according to the
conditions read by the auctioneer, and eventually bought by Mr. Pryor
for £360. Mr. Hocking offered for sale at same place and time all that
beautiful dairy land and premises, &c., situated at Carnvallack.
consisting of about 36 acres of good arable pasture, and about 10 acres
of waste and moor land, subject to the conditions of sale read, in one
undivided lot. Mr. Treloar, of Stithians, started the bidding with
£750, and after repeated bids, eventually Mr. Treloar's highest bid
(£975) being much below the reserve price, it was withdrawn, and
afterwards bought by Mr. Moore, of Stithians, for £1,150. After this
Mr. Hocking offered two small lots of 6s. 2r. 4p. of good arable pasture
and tenements, &c., now in the occupation of Mrs. Martin, called Carn
Meor, and also 8s. 2r. 29p. adjoining ground, in the occupation of Mr.
W. Andrews, at a fair rental. Mr. John Grey started the biddings with
£560, and by different bids it reached £720 by Mr. Roberts, of
Bodmin; but, as the reserve was £850, it was withdrawn, but afterwards
sold to Mr. Moore for £800.
There was a very fair attendance.
Football - Dark Blue v. Liskeard - Played on Saturday at Liskeard, and
after a well-contested game resulted in a draw in favour of the Dark
Blues by a touch-in-goal and five saves to nil. Messrs. Lyle, Burns,
Betts, and Pearse played well for the Dark Blues, as did Messrs.
Cornish, Smith, and Clarke for Liskeard.
Redruth County Court - Tuesday - Before Mr. Montague Bere, (?). C.,
Judge. A Committal - In this case, in which the defendant John Thomas,
is a farm labourer of Tuckingmill, and the plaintiff, Nicholas Langdon,
a grocer at the same place, his Honour made an order committing the
defendant to prison for 15 days for contempt of Court in not obeying an
order made upon him in respect to a debt due to the plaintiff.
Action Against Redruth Drapers - His Honour Judge Bere resumed the
hearing of the case in which Miss Mary Kathleen Glanville, a milliner,
sued Messrs. E.M. Broad and Sons, of Redruth, for the sum of £16 19s.
1d., which she claimed to be due to her for services rendered. The
plaintiff, it will be remembered, alleged that she had been wrongfully
dismissed from the
service of the defendants, and the amount claimed was part of a year's
salary due from the plaintiff to the defendants for goods supplied. Mr.
C.V. Thomas again appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Henry Grylis for
the defendants. When the case was called on, Miss Glanville who, it will
be remembered, was on the last occasion removed from the Court in a
fainting condition, again went into the box, and was further
cross-examined by Mr. Grylis. She said that she was accused by Mr. Edwin
Broad of stealing a hat for Mrs. Truran, but she denied that any such
act had been committed by her. She was quite certain that she had not
admitted any act of theft. Witness had been accused of taking some fawn
netts and other articles, but this she totally denied. Witness had never
taken away balls of twine from the workroom. - Mrs. Elizabeth Jane
Truran, a dressmaker, in giving evidence for the defence, corroborated
the statements in chief made by Miss Glanville. When Mr. Broad told her
that he should discharge her for receiving a hat which Miss Glanville
stole for her, she indignantly denied connection with any such
transaction. Mr. Broad ordered her out, and told her that if she did not
go he would kick her out. - Mr. Edwin Broad, a member of the defendant's
firm, was then sworn, and detailed the chief incidents of the interview
between himself and Miss Glanville and Mrs. Truran in the presence of
witnesses. Miss Glanville was engaged, at a salary of £35 pre annum,
to execute her own orders. Witness received the anonymous letter
produced on the Wednesday before the Friday, when he questioned the
plaintiff and Mrs. Truran. He had no idea who wrote the letter. He could
not give any accurate account of the words and in the course of the
conversation. Miss Glanville fainted, and witness then left the room and
sent Miss Mitchell in to attend to her. Mrs. Truran admitted that she
took the hat, but said that she was going to pay for it. That was three
weeks after the hat had been taken away. Mrs. Truran accused Miss
Glanville of taking the hat and the materials, and Miss Glanville, being
questioned, did not deny having taken these and other articles. In
cross-examination, witness admitted that the head of each department had
entered against her all material sent up to her room. At the end of the
week she sent down her own book, in which she had to account for all
material she used. Miss Glanville answered frankly all the questions
asked. - Mr. Broad was answering further questions, when his Honour
severely remarked - Why did you not say all this in your evidence in
chief? You said that you could not remember the conversation, and now it
is being dragged out of you in cross-examination. Mr. Fred Broad gave
evidence in corroboration of his brother's statement. - His Honour,
after evidence had altogether failed in their contention that Miss
Glanville was guilty of dishonesty, and that that was the only ground on
which they had urged their right to dismiss her. He accordingly gave
judgment for plaintiff in three months salary, with costs. Execution,
however, was stayed for a month in order that defendants might apply, if
necessary, for a new trial before a jury.
Narrow Escape at Porthleven - On Wednesday, 9th inst., about six p.m., a
little boy, named Hosking, son of one of the crew of the s.s. "Bride,"
which vessel was lying alongside the wharf, fell over between the wharf
and the steamer into the water. The tide was high at the time, and the
steamer was afloat. The accident was witnessed by some fisherman, who
immediately ran to the rescue, and after some difficulty rescued him
from his perilious position. The child was not only in danger of
drowing, but of being squeezed to death.
Cruelty to Animals - At the Helston Police-court, on Saturday, James
Bettison, 'bus driver, was summoned for working a horse in an unfit
state on February 26th at Helston, and John Croser, innkeeper and 'bus
proprietor, was summoned for allowing the animal to be worked. Inspector
Greenwell, R.S.P.C.A., found Bettison working two horses in a 'bus at
Helston on the day in question. One of these horses had on its shoulder
three old raw suppurating wounds. The discharge from them had saturated
the collar when it had come in contact with the wounds, causing the
animal great pain. The animal was, by directions of the inspector, taken
home and the wounds pointed out to Croser, and he told the inspector
"that it was impossible for him to keep his horses' shoulders right with
the work they had to do." P.C. Wedlock corroborated the inspector as to
the wounds, and Bettison was find [?]. [rest of the two or three lines
A Cornishman's Funeral in Genoa - The funeral of Mr. Daniel Jenkyn, son
of Mr. Thomas Jenkyn, Halsetown, St. Ives, who died in Genoa on the 20th
February, took place at Genoa, in the Protestant part of the Genoa
cemetery at Stagheins. There was a large attendance. Mr. Thomas Jenkyn
was represented by his son, Mr. T. E. Jenkyn.
Mr. Thomas Bayley Potter, M.P. for Rochdale, the chairman of the Cobden
Club, now in his 60th year, has become a wedded husband once again. He
has married a young Cornish lady, whose father is described as the late
Mr. John Hicks, of Bodmin. Mr. Potter was married at Brixton on Thursday
in a quiet way. Most of his friends have heard the announcement of the
end of his widowerhood for the first time to-day.
A "Jubilee" Pauper - Among the relief cases mentioned at the meeting of
the Liskeard Board of Guardians on Saturday was that of a "jubilee
pauper." Ann Collins, of Polruan, it was stated, began to have parish
pay in 1837. At that time she had 2s. a week, which was continued for
seven years. Then came an interval of 18 years, during which time she
managed to support herself. But 25 years ago she applied for relief
again, and has been receiving 2s. 6d. a week ever since. In all Ann
Collins has received about £200 in relief.
The Sale of Trebartha Mine - In regard to the claim of Mr. J.W. Murch,
auctioner, against Mr. C.S. Edgar, solicitor, Sunderland, which was part
heard at the Stonehouse County Court a month ago and referred to Mr. W.
Harrison, solicitor, the arbitrator's award was made known at the Court
on Monday. The claim was made for services in connection with the sale
of Treburtha mine, St. Columb, and was put at £50. The arbitrator's
award was for £10 10s., each party paying their own costs and sharing
the costs of the arbitration. Mr.Shelly was for the plaintiff; Mr. T.H.
Geake (Batchelor and Geake) for the defendant. Mr. Geake applied to the
Court for costs, because the action was defended on good grounds. His
Honour, however, refused the application.
Penzance - Newlyn Lighthouse - The new lighthouse at Newlyn Harbour will
be lighted on and after the 20th inst. by a white quick-flashingor
The Boskenna Estates - Mr. Henry Laity, of Tregurno, St. Buryan, has
been appointed by Mr. C.H. Paynter, Steward of the whole of the Boskenna
St. Ives - Fatal Mine Accident at St. Ives - An accident, attended by
fatal consequences, occurred at Console mine, St. Ives, on Tuesday
afternoon. The forenoon "cors" having finished their shift, were coming
to surface in the usual way, when one of them - Edwin Trevorrow -
contrary to the mine regulations, entered the "kibble" as the easiest
way. He was within reach of the surface when the wire rope broke, and
the skip with its unfortunate occupant fell to the bottom of the shaft,
a distance of 30 fms. Death must have been instantaneous. Trevorrow was
45 years of age, and leaves a widow and a numerous family.
Notes from St. Austell - It is rumoured that a local breach of promise
case is shortly to be heard.
Illogan Primitive Methodists - The Primitive Methodists at Broad Lane,
Illogan, are about to erect a new chapel, the old structure being rather
too small for the congregations that assemble there. Mr. W. Whetter, of
Redruth, is the architect.
Rita Bone Kopp,
OPC for St Stephen In Brannel
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