cornwall england newspaper

1836 Articles and Other Items

6 May 1836, Friday

Mount's Bay Breakwater - We copy the following from the Courier of Tuesday last - "Sir Charles Lemon, Bart., M.P., Mr. Pendarves, M.P., Mr. Carteret Ellis and Mr. F. A. Ellis, R.N., as a deputation from Penzance and neighbourhood, had a meeting today with the first Lord of the Admiralty, relative to the proposed Breakwater in Mount's Bay, in the County of Cornwall, when his Lordship agreed to direct a survey and reposit from an Engineer of eminence." We understand that during the late prevailing winds from N, NE, the Mount's Bay has presented quite an interesting scene, being crowded with vessels of various descriptions, windbound; no less than from 250 to 300, riding at anchor in the roads, exclusive of a vast number which took shelter in the piers at Penzance and St. Michael's Mount.  We are informed by a Correspondent, that had the wind shifted suddenly to southward, and blown equally hard (as sometimes happens) a great portion of this fine fleet of vessels would, in all probability, be stranded, whereas with the proposed Breakwater they may at all times ride within it in perfect safety, in any wind.

Matrimonial Misadventure - Yesterday week, as Mr. Shephard, of Leigh, near Stratton, and His Bride, who had that morning been united in Hymen's bonds, were proceeding on their wedding tour to town, in a post chaise, the horses shyed at something in the road between Camelford and Launceston, ran against a bank, broke the pole, and upset the carriage. The bridal party, we understand, escaped with a few cuts and bruises, but the driver had his leg fractured. The Defiance Coach, fortunately coming by soon after the accident, took up the disappointed travelers, and brought them safely back to Mr. Symons's, at Wadebridge, from whence, only a few hours before, they had started.

Extraordinary Fecundity - A cow, the property of Mr. George Yelland, of Brannel, in the parish of St. Stephens, has had four calves within twelve months - two bulls in April, 1835, and two heifers in April last. The whole are doing well.

Mining News - WHEAL GEORGE -  This mine, which is situated on the estate of Hallivick, in St. Stephens by St. Austell, bids fair to be as rich a Tin Mine as any in Cornwall.  Another very valuable lode has been neatly cut in the eastern part of the workings; the price of shares has, in consequence, considerably advanced, and at the next tin ticketing a quantity of ore of the very best quality, raised from Wheal George, will be offered for sale.  We congratulate the adventurers in this mine on the success which has attended their operations, as we are given to understand that in the five months the mine has been in course of working more than sufficient ore has been raised to pay all costs, and a dividend is in a short time, expected to be made.

- Statement from the Metropolitan Newspaper Company
- Debates in Parliament

Wadebridge - At the fair held here on Wednesday, the supply was not great. Fat bullocks and sheep were sold freely, at rather an advance in prices to those lately quoted.

On Tuesday last, on the occasion of Will, the only son and heir of Sir William Pratt Call, Bart, of Whiteford, attaining his majority, a large company of Gentlemen, and the whole of the worthy Baronets' tenantry were regaled with a splendid dinner.

Coroner's Inquests

Before Hosken James, Esq. County Coroner. Yesterday week, at the dwelling house of Mr. Trevorrah, Innkeeper, in the Parish of Redruth, - Francis Rule, a boy of about eleven years of age, whose death was occasioned by the following circumstances.

The deceased, in the service of Mr. Goggin, tailor, of Redruth, accompanied the 14 yr. old son of his master to St. Day, to care for his horse while the son took care of various commissions. He got on the horse behind his young master, and the spirited horse ran off and threw the deceased, who was so much hurt in the head by the fall that he died the same evening. Verdict, accidental death. Deodand, s.

Yesterday, at the dwelling-house of Thomas Michell, innkeeper, at Wheal Rose, in the parish of St. Agnes. James Snell, miner. The deceased was working in the Consolidated Mines, Gwennap, and was engaged with a pair of men driving an end at the 230 fathom level. Whilst they were working, a piece of ground (a horse between two lodes) fell away from above, and injured Snell so severely that he died in about two hours. The poor fellow was only 20 years of age, and left a wife and one child. Verdict, accidental death.

    JETWELL's PARK, CORNWALL - Desirable Investment - To be SOLD at Auction, on Tuesday the 17th day of May, 1836, on the Premises, at Twelve o'clock at Noon precisely, the large, handsome COTTAGE, called JETWELL's PARK, Near Camelford With 16 acres of Meadow Land, which has been in the occupation of Henry Beresford, Esq. for upwards of three years and a half; but Mr. B. is now about to quit the neighbourhood to reside on his property in Ireland.
    The Premises comprise a handsome and spacious Cottage, on a ground floor; the approach to which is by a Lodge, and Carriage drive, having a large Lobby entrance, and containing a Dining-room 23 feet by 16, and a Drawing-room 19 feet by 16, both of which are very lofty; Breakfast-room, book-room, four good Bed-rooms, Water-closet, excellent large Kitchens, Back-kitchen, Wine and Beer cellars, and other conveniences; together with a good Garden, two three-stalled Stables, a Coach-house, Barn, Hay-loft, and other Outbuildings, with about 16 acres of Meadow land.
    The whole of the Premises are in a complete state of repair. The cottage is most substantially built, and conveniently arranged for a Genteel Family; stands on elevated ground, commanding an extensive prospect, and in the immediate neighbourhood of a fine sporting country (Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting) and situate 14 miles from Launceston, 11 from Bodmin, 11 from Wadebridge, and within half-a-mile of Camelford. The late Proprietor laid out on the same upwards of £4,000.
    N.B. Part of the Purchase Money may remain on security of the Property, if required.
    For viewing the Premises, apply at the COTTAGE, and for further particulars to Mr. Cresswell, Solicitor, Portland Square, Plymouth. Dated April 26, 1836

    JETWELL's HOUSE - Near Camelford - to SELL at PUBLIC AUCTION, on Tuesday the Tenth day of May next, and following day, the whole of the SPLENDID FURNITURE and other effects at Jetwell's House, near Camelford.
    The Drawing Room comprises: Pier Table with Sienna Marble Slab and Plate Glass Panels - Card, Loo, Work and Writing Tables - Sofa, Couch, Chairs, Fire-Screens, and Tea Caddy, solid Rosewood Carved and - French Polished - Pier Glass in carved gilt frame 60 by 4 inches - A very beautiful Clock, with Glass Shade - A Cut Glass Chandelier, with six lights - Two splendid China Bowls, and Ornamental China - Brussels Carpet, and Hearth Rug to match - Chintz Window Curtains - Polished Steel Fender and Fire Irons, &c, &c
    The Dining-Room - Contains a set of Spanish Mahogany Sliding Frame Dining Table - 12 Chairs, French Polished and Leather Seats - large easy Spring Chair large Spindle Back chair - handsome Pedestal Sideboard - two assistant sideboards - suspended Bronze Lamp, for Four Lights - Bronze Pillow Table Lamp - Chimney Glass in Carved Gilt Frame 45 by 39 inches - Large real Turkey Carpet - Two pair of Green Damask Window Curtains, with Brass rods, & complete
    (Other rooms described, including the first bed-room.) (The Plate that is to be sold is thereafter listed.)
    In the Cellar there are about twenty dozen of superior Old Port, Claret and other Wines; a quantity of Bottled Beer and Cider; a large quantity of     Beer in Cask; one Cask of Gin; ditto of Rum, &c.
    The Establishment generally comprises every other Article requisite in a Gentleman's residence; descriptive Catalogues of which will be ready for delivery on Saturday the 30th instant, at the principal Inns in the County, at the Royal Hotel, Plymouth, Elliott's Hotel, Devonport, and the Bedford Arms, Tavistock.
    Cards of admission to view the Furniture prior to Sale, may be had on application to Mr. W. Shilson, Solicitor, Launceston or to the Auctioneers.
    The Sale will commence each day at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon. Dated April 26, 1836

GOLDEN BOOT, 13, Bedford-street, Plymouth - Ready Made Boot and Shoe Depot and Manufactory

Gentlemen's - Light walking shoes - 5 s, 6 d
Stouter ditto - 6 s, 6 d
Half-dress shoes - 6 s, 6 d
Blucher's Boots - 8 s, 0 d
Stout Wellington's (warranted) - 16s, 0 d

Ladies - Lasting or Leather Slippers - 2 s, 3 d
Ditto ditto double sole - 3 s, 6 d

CORNWALL ROSELAND AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION - The meeting of this Association will be held in the Town of Tregony on Monday, the 16th day of May instant, when the following premiums will be offered, free for all England -

For the best Bull - £ 4  0  0
Second best - 2  0  0
Third - 1  0  0

For the best Fat Cow - £ 1 10  0
Second - 1  0  0
Third - 0 10  0

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    St. Ives - The weather for the last week has prevented the mackerel boats of this port from fishing, but it having moderated on Tuesday, they all put to sea.
    At a meeting of the sean owners of St. Ives, on Monday last, it was agreed to put all the seans to sea, this season, the same as last. The number is 132.

Plymouth - On Friday the 29th ult, the smack "Tam O'Shanter" of Plymouth, Dyer master, was seized at Padstow pier, by Mr. D. Llewellyn, chief officer of the Coast Guard Station, for having on board 279 kegs of contraband spirits, which were found stowed away in the bed-cabins aft, and in a large space partitioned off before the mast. It appears she had gone to France, taken on spirits, and then proceeded to Wales, for a cargo of coals for Wadebridge. The crew, Richard Lesne and Richard Ham, were immediately put under arrest. The master was on shore at the time, but was afterwards discovered at a public-house by the Comptroller of Customs. They have all been lodged in Bodmin Gaol.

    The Herald Steamer - We are glad to find that Capt. Vivian, of the "Herald", is fully restored to his usual good health, and has resumed the command of that fine and powerful vessel. His place was happily supplied during his illness by his son, Capt. John Vivian, jun., whose able management so fully met the entire approval of all parties as to merit the adoption of the following resolution, at the half-yearly meeting of the proprietors, held on the 26th ult.
    "Resolved, that in consideration of the very efficient and valuable services of Capt. John Vivian, jun. whilst he commanded the "Herald", during the illness of his father, a bonus of thirty guineas be presented him, accompanied with the best thanks of the shareholders." - Scilly, April 26

At last, the long-projected and much-needed improvement of St. Mary's Pool - (by the erection of a quay and break-water from a part of the old quay to Rat Island) - has been commenced; and every one who is interested in the prosperity of the Scilly Islands, or in that of vessels frequenting their ports, must wish success to an undertaking which has hitherto been a desideratum. A number of suitable workmen arrived by the packet, from Penzance, on Saturday, and commenced their labours on Monday. A far greater number is expected at the end of the week, when it is hoped, the work will be carried on with a vigour proportionate to its importance.

A great many pieces of balk, as well as fragments of masts, beams, &c have lately been picked up, on or near the different Islands of Scilly. It is supposed that a timber-ship from Quebec must have foundered lately, but the exact time and place remain to be discovered.

The writer of the preceding paragraphs, who has been a correspondent of the West Briton for nearly sixteen years, requests us to state that he is not the author of an article that appeared in our paper of the 15th instant. (The story dealt with the burning of a calf in a supposed case of "witchcraft". I left it out as it didn't mention names, nor have any specifics, so it seemed a "a made up" filler. It has since been included in anthologies of Cornish stories, as an "authentic" example of superstition; it was in the newspaper, after all.)

13 May

Rowland's Macassar Oil - A Vegetable Production - The only article that produces and restores Hair; also WHISKERS, MUSTACHIOS, EYEBROWS, &c prevents Hair from falling off or turning grey to the latest period of life; changes grey hair to its original condition - frees it from scarf, and makes it beautifully SOFT, CURLY, and GLOSSY. In dressing HAIR, it keeps it firm in the curl; uninjured by damp weather, crowded rooms, the dance, or in the exercise of riding. To Children, it is invaluable, as it lays a foundation for a beautiful head of HAIR. - CAUTION - Ask for Rowland's Macassar OIL - The lowest price is 3s.7d- the next price is 7s. - 10s 7d - and 21 s. per bottle - Imposters call their trash the "GENUINE" offering it for sale under the lure of being cheap.

St. BREOCK - To Let by TENDER, for Seven years from the 29th day of September next, all that capital MESSUAGE and FARM called POLMORLA - Now in the occupation of Mr. William Menhinick; containing 46 Acres (more or less) of Arable and Pasture Land, situate in the Parish of St. Breock. and distant half a mile from Wadebridge. The Taker will be allowed to enter, on the 1st of June next, on 7 Acres of Land, to prepare for Wheat, free of any expense; and will be required to produce satisfactory security for payment of the Rent, and fulfillment of the Covenants; to pay and discharge all Outgoings - (except the Land tax, which is redeemed) and to keep the premises in repair in every respect. Tenders, in writing, stating the utmost clear yearly Rent, are to be sent (free of postage) to Mr. Lakeman, at Costislost, near Bodmin, on or before the 28th day of May instant, and all further information may be obtained on application to the said Mr. Lakeman - Dated Costislost, May 2nd , 1836


- Poor Bill discussion
- Railway bills discussed
- Dreadful Fire and Loss of Life at Exeter
- Tithe Commutation Bill

Local News

Helston Flora Day - This ancient festival, the origin of which seems to baffle the  researchers and the historian, was kept up, on Monday last, with unusual gaiety. The morning being very fine, the arrival of visitors commenced at an early hour, and by noon, the town was splendidly filled, with the beauty and fashion of the surrounding towns and neighborhood. Indeed, such an influx of strangers has scarcely ever been witnessed. The festivities of the day were, as usual, ushered in with "Hale-an-Tow", and about ten o'clock, the town troop of the Duke of Cornwall's yeomanry had a foot parade; and, by a previous arrangement, each man on their return from field, had a female partner in waiting, with whom they immediately commenced the Flora-dance through the various streets and houses, to the no small amusement of a crowd of spectators. At two o'clock, about 52 couples of ladies and gentlemen commenced the street dance, led off by Frederick Hill, Esq. and Mrs. James Trevenen, surrounded and followed by a highly-delighted multitude. Numerous dancing parties continued to enliven the scene during the evening, and about eight o'clock the ladies and gentlemen, in their ball dresses, danced through the street to the ball-room, where about 150 joined in the festivities of the evening.  The ball was opened by James Trevenen, Esq. and Mrs. Hosken, and dancing was kept up until Sol began to open the coming day and beckon their departure. Soon after the orb of day had shed his luster over the adjacent hills, a bag-fox was turned out for the amusement of the F.B. hounds and their proprietors, followed by a numerous retinue; but reynard, not having his head and heels clogged with the festivities of the preceeding day, as most of his pursuers had, after amusing them in cunning style for about three hours, good-naturedly bid them a good morning, and marched off triumphantly, until he might again have an opportunity of gratifying their curiosity.

Matrimonial Despatch - On Saturday last, a Gentleman of the name of Gibson, of South Carolina, who left England at the early age of fifteen, and during the eight years he has spent in America has realized a handsome fortune, landed at Penzance from the "Adam Lodge" of Liverpool. On Monday, hearing of the Helston Flora-day, he proceeded thither and accidentally met Miss Sewel of Sithney, a young lady of fifteen. The effect was love at first sight; and the enamoured couple were joined in Hymen's bonds on Thursday, after a courtship of two days.

Falmouth - On Tuesday last, the ship "Wellington", under the command of Lieut. Liddell, R.N., arrived at Falmouth, completing her eleventh yearly voyage to Madras. The "Wellington" left Madras on the 16th of January; the Cape on the 4th of March, with loss of two anchors and cables, St. Helena, on the 15th of that month, and Ascension, on the 21st. The following is a list of passengers brought by this ship from Madras, the Cape, and St. Helena  - Lady Palmer, Mrs. General Hawker, died March 21st, 1836, Mrs  Armstrong, Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Wahab, Mrs. Harriott, the Hon. Sir Ralph Palmer, General Hawker, James Webster, Esq., Captain Manners, H. M. 13th Dragoons, Lieut. Campbell, H.M. 13th Dragoons, Lieut. Lawford, Madras Artillery, Mr. Barenbruck, Rev. H. Page.  Children - Misses G. Palmer, M. Palmer, H. Palmer, Blair, Briggs, Wahab; Masters F. Palmer, F. Hawker, J. Horsley, F. Horsley, P. Horsley, J. Watkins, J. Bell, J. Briggs.  Servants; six women, two girls, two men, and one native.

Looe - The fair held here on the 6th instant was well supplied with fat and store cattle, which sold quickly at an advance in price.

Large quantities of mackerel have been taken by the fishermen of Looe within the last fortnight; and on the night of the 10th instant, about ten thousand pilchards were brought into that port, caught in the mackerel nets.

St. Ives - Our mackerel fishery last Friday and Saturday was prosperous. The boats took from 400 to 3,000 a boat, each night. Those caught on Friday were sold for the Bristol market at 17s. per 120; and those caught on Saturday, for 10s. per 120. Three boats went off with about 20,000 for the Bristol and Swansea markets besides which a quantity was sold for different towns in the neighborhood.

St. Austell - The inhabitants of this town were highly gratified, on Monday evening last, with an elegant exhibition of fireworks in the street, by Mr. Gyngall the gentleman who made a tour through Cornwall, on a similar errand, some time since. ... Mr. G. has also been exhibiting an Hydro-oxygen microscope of large dimensions, and with this he is about to visit, we believe, the principal towns in the county. ...During the display on Monday, a person in the crowd had his pockets eased of about £3, by an unknown hand.

Penzance Institution - On Tuesday evening, a lecture on the probability of applying electricity as a moving power for machinery was given at this Institution by Mr. Jordan, of Falmouth.  This very novel subject excited considerable attention, and naturally attracted a numerous attendance. ....Certainly Mr. Jordan will achieve a great triumph for science, if he succeeds to any extent in giving motion to an engine by the influence of so subtle an agent as the electric field.

20 May

- North and South Devon Railway
- London, Exeter, and Falmouth Railway
- Survey of Church Lands and Holdings
- Constabulary Force Bill

Local News

Gorran Haven - The mackarel fishing this season has been an unpropitious one to those engaged in it belonging to this place. The catches have generally been small; the last few nights no more than half-a-hundred each. The fishermen are now preparing their seans, as some shoals have been seen off this place.

Birth-day Festivities - On Tuesday, the anniversary of Sir John St. Aubyn's birth, was celebrated at his beautiful and romantic seat, St. Michael's Mount, with more than usual spirit and clat. The morning was ushered in with the roar of cannon from the batteries on the summit, at mid-day the usual salute was fired, amid the shouts of the inhabitants, and with flags flying in all quarters; and in the evening, all the beauty of the place (and no where is more Beauty to be seen) assembled at a dance in the village. It was truly a festival..... the dance continued until a late hour, and the youth of the place - the female portion in particular - fully maintained the high character they have long enjoyed, for elegance and skill in this favourite and fascinating amusement.

Cornwall Roseland Agricultural Association - The Fourth Annual Exhibition of this Association took place on Monday, the 16th instant, in the town of Tregony, when the display of Cattle and Sheep, considering the great failure of the turnip crops in that neighbourhood last season, was unusually fine; particulary the bullocks, which were far superior to any former show. The day being fine, the attendance was very numerous. After the business of the day had been gone through.....About 70 gentlemen, yeomen, &c &c sat down in a large and spacious booth (erected by Mr. Jacobs for the occasion in the garden of the Town Arms Inn) at three o'clock p.m. to a good dinner, with the venerable father of the agriculturalists, J. P. Peters, Esq., in the chair. After the removal of the cloth, the usual patriotic toasts were given and drunk with much clat.....The chairman then requested the list of premiums to be read:
   To the best Bull; £4  Mr. W. Hodge, Perran
   2nd £2 - Mr. W. Tremain, Newlyn
   3rd £1 - Mr. G. Bullmore, Newlyn
   best Fat cow: £1.10s - Mr. J. Hill, Mevagissey
   best Fat ox: £1.10s - Mr. Joseph Davis, Cornelly
   to the best sheep shearer: £1 - John Sawle, Probus
   2nd - 15s.,  Thos. Truscott, St. Stephens
   To the labouring man in Tregony or Cuby, that has reared the largest family without parochial relief: 10s. John Woolcock, Tregony

CHURCH Rates - On Thursday a Parish Meeting was convened in the Poor-house, at Falmouth, for the purpose of making a Church-rate. The opponents not mustering in sufficient strength, the High Church party rallied their forces, and a rate was made, as usual, of 4d in the pound. The chair was occupied by E. C. Carne, Esq. to whom a vote of thanks was passed for his able and impartial conduct at the Meeting.

Excursion to Scilly - Our readers will perceive from an Advertisement in another part of our paper that the "Herald" steamer intends making a trip to Scilly on Tuesday the 31st instant, where she will remain till Wednesday afternoon. The lovers of aquatic excursions will therefore have a fine opportunity of enjoying their favorite pleasure; and as the weather promises highly propitious, numbers, we presume, will gladly avail themselves of it.

Cornwall Infirmary
   May 17 One case of accident
   May 19 Admitted this day four in-patients and four out-patients. Discharged six in-patients, cured, two in-patients at their own request, and one in-patient, incurable.
   Nine beds vacant.
   Vaccinated nine since the last report. The days for vaccinating the poor gratuitously are Wednesdays and Saturdays, at ten o'clock. N.B. As some children whose parents are not poor have been presented as fit objects for gratuitous vaccination, the public are cautioned that, in future, such persons will be exposed.

Fairs in Cornwall in May
   Helston and Launceston 23rd
   Camborne, Perranwell and    Pillaton 24th
   Truro 25th
   St. Austell and Camelford 26th
   St. Germains 29th
   Stokeclimsland 30th

27 May

Advertisement - SECOND GRAND GALA - In consequence of the very unfavorable state of the weather on MONDAY evening last, Mr. G. Gyngell is induced, at the particular request of many Families to give ANOTHER EXHIBITON of FIRE WORKS. To take place on Tuesday Evening next, May 31st, 1836, in Mr. Baynard's Timber Yard, on the Back Quay, Truro, who has kindly offered the use of the Yard for the above Evening; and as there is every accommodation for the most; respectable Families, Mr. G. pledges his word that the Fire-Works on the occasion shall be far superior to the last. In particular, a splendid Piece representing the LANDER MONUMENT, composed entirely of Fire-Works together with many superb Devices which the Damp on Monday evening last prevented Mr. G. from introducing. A BALLOON will ascend at half-past Eight, and the Fire-Works commence immediately after. A Band is expressly engaged, and will play during the Evening. Admission One Shilling each; and as there is the accommodation of SEATS in various parts of the Yard, no extra charge will be made. Working classes Six-pence each. Officers will be on the spot to prevent annoyance.

- Kirrier Agricultural Society annual meeting and Premiums to be offered
- Royal Horticultural Society of Cornwall, 15th exhibition
- Spanish war news
- Irish Municipal Reform bill
- London, Exeter, and Falmouth Railway (4 columns!!)
- Special banded announcement, on the "news" page

Within a short period of time we have been required to record the decease of some of the eldest and firmest friends of the liberal cause in the County of Cornwall, and to the respected names of Walker and Budd we must now add that of Wm. Lake, Esq. of Falmouth. Mr. Lake's private life was characterized by the undeviating practice of those social qualities which adorn the man, and confer happiness on all around him. A firm, unalterable friend, he allowed nothing to interfere with his personal regard for those to whom he was attached. In his character as a merchant he was upright, straightforward, and liberal. Of abstemious habits, and minutely punctual in all his engagements, he was thoroughly a man of business. His public life was remarkable for an active, lengthened, consistent course, in support of the sacred cause of Civil and Religious Liberty. He early evinced his attachment to freedom, and steadily espoused the interests of the people, daring to withstand frowns and wiles of power at a time when much was risked in such a cause, and every calumny was heaped upon the head of him that was so bold as to declare himself a Reformer. Mr. Lake lived long enough to reap the reward of his zeal and devotion to his country's good, witnessing an extensive reform in the different departments of the State - the general diffusion of liberal sentiments - and an almost entire change in the views of the country respecting the principles of Civil government. He saw the destruction of the monster Corruption - the downfall of the Tory faction - and the establishment of a system of Representation which bids fair to complete a Constitution unrivalled in the world. He will long be remembered with unqualified esteem by the friends of freedom throughout this county; and in Falmouth, where his long life was spent, he will leave an example of private and public consistency worthy the imitation of its inhabitants. It was whilst remaining in London, as one of the deputation to the Admiralty, respecting the rumoured removal of the packets, that he met his death, occasioned principally from over exertion. As he lived long for the public good, so he died in the service of his native town, to which, and to its local interests, he was fervently attached.

Launceston and Victoria Railway - The Bill for this railway has, we understand, been read a second time in the House of Commons, and went into Committee on Monday last. The shares are still selling at a £2 premium. The survey of the line of road from Launceston to Plymouth, in continuation of the above, will be commenced forthwith by the engineers, Messrs. Hopkins and Sons, and the necessary steps taken so as to enable an application to be made in the next Session for an Act to authorize its information.

Lander Monument - On Saturday morning last, about eleven o'clock, this column, which was in course of erection at the top of Lemon-street, in this town, to commemorate the discoveries of our justly celebrated townsman in Africa, and had nearly arrived at completion, suddenly fell down with a tremendous crash. A settlement having taken place, it was deemed necessary to test the soundness of the work; and while an experiment was going forward for that purpose, which it was considered perfectly safe to attempt, the catastrophe took place. At the time of the accident, two masons and the architect were on the column, but all of them happily escaped with their lives. One of the masons received some severe bruises, but was not seriously injured; and the architect saved himself by seizing a scaffolding pole, to which, notwithstanding the shock it received from the falling mass, he was enable to cling until a ladder was brought, by means of which he descended in safety. A meeting of the subscribers took place at the Town-Hall yesterday, the result of which was the appointment of a committee of inquiry, into the cause of the failure of the Column, who was to report the result of their investigation to a future meeting. Great blame is undoubtedly attributable somewhere, and we hope the committee will be enabled to fix it to the right parties. (Richard Lemon Lander, born in Truro in 1804, discovered the source of the Niger. He was killed in Africa in 1834, and the monument started in 1835.)

St. Ives - A general meeting of Merchants, Ship-owners, Ship-masters, and Sean-owners was held on Wednesday last at the Town-hall, St. Ives, to take into consideration the propriety of supplying to Parliament for an act for making a Breakwater at that place. Roger Wearne, Esq. in the chair. When it was resolved in the first instance to make a survey of the intended Breakwater, to ascertain from whence the materials can be procured and the probable quantity required, and then an estimate is to be prepared to lay before the public.

Liskeard - On Tuesday last, the old Borough Constables, Town Sergeants, and Town clerk, came before the Council of this Borough, and made their claims for compensation for the loss of their offices. The Council have not yet sent them their decisions on the subject, but it is expected from the grounds on which the ex-officials rest their claims that it will not be satisfactory to them The claims amounted to upwards of £800. On Wednesday the Mayor and Council, with a large number of inhabitants, viewed the Borough Bounds.

Porthleaven Harbour - We understand that this Harbour, with all its cellars and grounds, which began to be erected in 1811, and cost the company whose funds were under the management of Mr. Swan, then M.P. for Penryn, the sun of £100,900, has lately been sold to Mr. Clay, M.P. for the Tower Hamlets, for £4000. Porthleaven has lately had an increasing trade. Large quantities of Iron stone have recently been taken out of Wheal Rose Lead Mine Barrows, and shipped in the Colliers to Wales; as well as China stone to a considerable amount, which has lately been raised at Tregoning Hill. A great number of hands are consequently employed.

Camborne Whitsuntide Fair - On Tuesday last there was a tolerably fair show of cattle at this fair, which sold freely at good prices. The demand for fat cattle was brisk, but the supply was scanty.

Helland - On Sunday last fire broke out at the house of Mr. William Per.., in the parish of Helland, in consequence of the servant girl accidentally setting fire to a furse rick. Prompt assistance was rendered by several persons who were at church at the time, and the fire was speedily got under, without doing much damage.

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