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Subject: [CON] 1887 Newspaper 18 July
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:59:20 -0400
The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, 18 July 1887, Monday. Part 1
of 2. Rita, Julia and Isabell
The Wesleyan Conference The Wesleyan Conference is held this year at
Manchester, and will formally commence tomorrow (Tuesday) at half-past
nine a.m. The Stationing Committee assembled on Tuesday last, and
commenced the preparation of the first draft of stations, which was
completed on Thursday evening. The appointments to circuits in Cornwall
are as follow: -
Cornwall District: Redruth Joshua Mason, Charles J. Back, W. Barlow
Brown; Camborne Edwin O. Coleman, George H. Appleby, Thomas
Darlington; Falmouth Charles Crawshaw, John Jackson (A), John H.
Wilkinson; Truro John Rhodes (B), Samuel Gregory; Newlyn East
William Ball; Gwennap William Robinson, M. James Elliott; St. Agnes
William H. Major, Henry Williams; St. Austell James E.
Gargreaves, Charles F. Braithwaite, William Hindes; Mevagissey
William T. Pullen; St. Mawes James Langley; Bodmin William J.
Wilkinson, John Kernick, Thomas H. Bailey; St. Columb Arthur R.
Humphreys, Frederick Halliday, William G. Corke; Penzance Edward
Workman, Alfred Llewellyn, Frederick R. Bell; St. Just Frederick
Barber, George Fryar, Arthur J. Summerhill; St. Ives Henry W.
Catton, William Evans; Scillly Islands Josiah W. Harboard; Helston
Samuel Mile[?r/s?], William I. Bennett; Porthleven Alexander F.
Fogwell, T. Hardy Banks, B.A.; St. Keverne William S. Winter; Hayle
William J. Graves, Arthur Bourne, Richard Hill; Marazion James
Nicholson, G. German Brown; District Missionary Richard P. Davey.
Devonport District (The following eight Cornish circuits are included in
the Devonport district): Launceston James Spensley, Enoch Biscombe;
Northhill James G. Cocks, Wm. W. Thackray; Kilkhampton Daniel
Gill, John Edward Jones; Liskeard George E. Polkinghorne, John W.
Brewer; Looe Thomas Hosking; Callington T. Walker Cook, George
Bolderston; Gunnislake Francis Standfast, John Moffatt; Camelford
Silas E. Symons, D. Wm. Barr.
Strange Suicide At Sithney About five o'clock on Friday morning the
body of Mr. Frank Norman Glasson, son of Mr. John Glasson, farmer, of
Truthall Manor, Sithney, was found dead in Truthall Wood, about
half-a-mile from the dwelling-house, by Henry Rowling, his
brother-in-law. It was found that he was shot close to his right ear,
and death appears to have been instantaneous, as there were no
indications of a struggle. The upper part of the body was covered in
blood from the wound, and the ground near by was saturated. The
deceased, who was 21 years of age, in addition to assisting his father
in the management of the farm, had been engaged in the wholesale pork
trade with buyers at Plymouth. Whilst in Plymouth in the spring of this
year he made the acquaintance of a Mrs. Fergusson and her daughter
Jessie, of Pennsylvania, U.S., in which State Mr. Fergusson keeps an
hotel. Mrs. Fergusson is a native of Plymouth, and had come there, after
an absence of 16 years, on some business matters. The intimacy between
the deceased and the daughter, a young lady of seventeen summers,
ripened into courthship, and on the return of Mrs. and Miss Fergusson to
America in April he accompained them, and shortly after arriving there
the two young persons were married. They did not long remain in America,
for they arrived home at Truthall in May, and the deceased resumed his
former occupation. It had been noticed since Mr. Glasson's return that
he had lost his former spirits, and was at thimes in a desponding state.
On Thursday morning he, with his wife, was going to leave for America.
The following day, after breakfast, he went to his mother, who was in
the dairy. He was crying, and told her if he went he should be home
again in a little while, and she was not to grieve for him. He was not
seen alive afterwards. A six-chambered revolver which the deceased
bought some months since at Plymouth was found near the body. Two of the
barrels were empty, and a note addressed to deceased's parents, asking
them not to grieve for him, was found. Much sorrow is felt in the
neighbourhood at the sad end of a very promising young man, who was much
respected for his genial and cheerful disposition. For his young widow,
too, sympathy is expressed. - At an inquest held on the body on Saturday
a verdict of "Suicide whilst in an unsound state of mind" was returned.
Information For Creditors Arthur Williams, jun., fisherman, Newlyn,
parish of Paul; receiving order on debtor's petition granted Truro
Court, July 13th.
A Challenge According to an announcement in Saturday's Sporting Life
G. Kistler, of Penzance, is willing to swim W. Beckwith, J.J. Collier,
J. Finney, or anyone in the world, one mile in the sea (Mount's Bay,
Penzance), for £50 a side, in order to prove who is the champion
swimmer of the world.
Cornwall Assizes will, it is notified by advertisement, commence
tomorrow (Tuesday) at eleven o'clock as originally intended, the
business at the Somerset Assizes having proved lighter than was
anticipated. The following is the calender: - John Henry Stanley,
Penzance, for feloniously forging a receipt, purporting to be from
Rosetta Glasson to the Royal Liver Friendly Society. J. Hoskin Pett,
Redruth, feloniously forging and uttering bills of exchange. George
Preston, unlawfully taking away a girl under 16 years of age. Edward
Blewett Ellis, Newquay, having been adjudged a bankrupt, unlawfully
trying to defraud his creditors. Annie Roberts, concealment of birth at
Penzance. Owen J. Rees, Penzance, attempting to defraude his creditors.
Charles Langdon, alias John Roberts, Truro, a bankrupt, pleaded guilty
at last Assizes for feloniously quitting England, to be brought up to be
Funeral At Grampound One of the most numerously attended funerals
ever seen at Grampound was that of the late Mr. Frank Richards, of
Truro, which took place there yesterday. The long procession included
the local lodge of Oddfellows, and the principal officers of the Truro
lodge; the employes of Mr. W. R. Glasson, painter, Truro, with whom the
deceased worked; and several representatives of the Truro Free Methodist
Society, with which Mr. Richards was for many years connected.
Camborne Waterspout At Troon On Friday, about noon, a waterspout
burst over Troon, near Camborne. The event has opportunely increased the
water in the reservoir, but some injury was done to roads. The
appearance of the waterspout in the sky was described by some of the
inhabitants as that of an inverted mine stack.
An "Infant" At Redruth At Redruth County Court, on Tuesday, before
Mr. Montague Bere, Q.C., judge the case of Richard Lemin v. Jane Cundy
was heard. - The plaintiff is a draper of Redruth, and the defendant a
domestic servant at Camborne. The claim was for 18s. Balance of charges
for dresses supplied, and the defendant put in a plea of infancy, saying
that she was not 20 years of age until next April. The girl's father
went into the witness-box, and said that one of the dresses sued for was
left at a neighbour's house and pawned, and that that was the reason his
daughter was unwilling to pay for it. - The Judge I should think so.
Plaintiff admitted that the dress was left at Mrs. Bullock's, and the
Judge thereupon ordered a nonsuit.
Pig Nuisances At Truro To the Editor of the West Briton. Sir, - Will
you kindly direct the attention of our medical officer of health to an
intolerable nuisance in the Fair Meadow, behind the houses on the
western side of Lemon-street. Several pigs are there herded in the very
centre of the city, much to the discomfort, if not danger, of near
residents. The surveyors have been often applied to, but the answer is,
"they are beyond the limits of our control." Such is not the case, as
any nuisance must be abated or removed. Eviction is the only plan
although sorry for the poor pig keepers, what else can be done? Many
years since I have troubled you on sanitary questions guite tired,
long ago, of the authority and their careless interpretations of the
Public Health Acts and our local bye-laws. A whiff of piggy just arrived
from my open study window enough to stay the pen of any scribe. Yours,
&c., Richard Harris William. Have our revised bye-laws yet received the
sanction of the Local Government Board? If not, why not? 66,
Lemon-street, Truro, 16th July, 1887.
A Brutal Husband Sent To Prison On Thursday, at Falmouth, before
Messrs. T. Webber (chairman), W.H. Lean, D.r Pooley, and H.H. Cox,
borough magistrates, a labourer named Burns was charged with assaulting
his wife. Prisoner was brought up on Monday, but was remanded until
Thursday in order to obtain further evidence. The wife now informed the
Bench that she did not wish to press the charge, as her husband had been
drinking. - Benjamin Ellis stated that he heard a row proceeding from
the house of prisoner, and on going there he saw Burns, with a bolt of
iron, strike his wife on the head. - P.C. Thomas produced the bolt, and
said the wife had received a cut on her head, and was also a little
bruised. Burns was drunk and apparently raving mad. - The prisoner, in
reply to the Bench, said that he hoped they would not punish him too
much, as he was drunk and did not remember anything of what he did. -
Burns was then further charged with assaulting P.C. Thoams. On the
evening when prisoner assaulted his wife he struck the constable twice.
- The Bench committed Burns to prison for six weeks for the first
offence, and for the second he was fined 10s. And 8s. 6d. Costs, or
seven days' imprisonment.
Death Of The Oldest Inhabitant Of Helston Mr. Robert Paul, the
oldest male inhabitant of Helston, died on Saturday in the 95th year of
his age. Mr. Paul was formerly master of the National School, and
Borough Sergeant at Mace, and for more than 30 years held the office of
parish sexton. His faculties were almost unimpaired to the end, and
although not able to speak clearly, within about an hour of his decease
he communicated with his friends by writing.
Court-Martial At Bodmin A district court-martial was held on Tuesday
at the Barracks, Bodmin, Major Brown, Second Volunteer Battalion Duke of
Cornwall's Light Infantry, being the president. Private F. Millington,
of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, was charged with stealing a
pair of braces, the property of the Government; with having volunteered
certain information to Sergt. Broadstock, and when brought before his
commanding officer denying having made such statement; also with stating
that he had seen Sergt. Marshall coming from the stores with a pair of
trousers under his arm, and that he had had a hand in robbing the
stores, but which assertion he denied. - Prisoner, in defence, said that
he had the braces for which he was now charged with stealing from the
stores in December, 1885, but they were not marked. The reasons he named
the other dates was that he had been drinking, and was flurried at the
time. He denied making the statement as against Marshall, Noble, and
Reed. - The finding of the Court has been forwarded to the General for
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