cornwall england newspaper

1836 Articles and Other Items

7 October 1836, Friday


- Revision of the Lists of Voters for the WESTERN DIVISION of the County of Cornwall - list of Courts to be held, to enlist new voters
- Irish Magistracy
- Public dinner in Waterford to honour Henry Villiers Stuart, Esq. [full page description]
- New order in Spain; Carlists defeated
- Vivian and Reform [political viewpoints]
- Act of Marriages [one half of entire act printed in full] After 1st of March, 1837, all Rules prescribed by the Rubrick to continue to be observed.  Marriages may be solemnized on production of Registrar's Certificate. [Etc]

Foreign News

    The condition of the British Legion is wonderfully improved. Not a trace of the Spirit of insubordination which formerly disgraced it now remains. The perfect docility of the men contrasts wonderfully with their recent dogged obstinacy, as their clean and strictly military appearance does with their late disregard of all discipline.  Drunkenness has disappeared among them; and a mutual confidence has grown up between the officers and men, which in action must be productive of the best results. The privates are all strongly attached to General Evans, who, by his leniency towards those convicted of insubordination by Courts-martial, his strict attention to the wants of the men, and strenuous efforts to provide them with necessities, and above all, his known determination to stand or fall with the Legion, has succeeded in making for himself as many devoted followers as there are men in the Legion.
    The full amount guaranteed by Mendizahal for the payment of the arrears of the Legions (£35,000) is now in the course of remittance.  To prevent the accumulation of future arrears, a real [Spanish dollar] a day is paid to the men out of their current monthly wages, and is expended under the direction of the....

  Friendly Advice to Servants - Sometimes, perhaps (if you are the cook) you neglect having the loaves one under the other, and then you are obliged to cut new bread; or sometimes (still worse) you cut it up on purpose, because you like it best; and you use a quantity of butter with it.  We have known a very high professing servant make hot toast for the kitchen, and when it was forbidden, and try to hide it when her mistress came down stairs!  When nice things that are made for company pass through your hands, do you know it is wrong even to taste them, without you have leave given?  These little things are mentioned, because they lead you to greater; for we have heard of a servant who went into the pantry merely with the intention of eating something nice that was there, and was tempted when there to steal a piece of plate, which being afterwards found out, brought him to the gallows.  You are guilty of a breach of trust (and that is one sort of dishonesty), if you ever read letters which are accidentally left about.  We mention this because we have known it done by servants who were called Christians, who did not see what a sin it is to indulge vain curiosity, and try to pry into matters which did not concern them at all.  To waste your time, which in reality belongs to your master, is another breach of trust.  If you lie in bed in the morning, or are lazy at your work, you waste time and do not comply with orders.  You would not think of running into another person's house to do the work of the servants there; but you are just as wrong if you stand idly about, or do things for yourself whilst you ought to be getting on with your work.  (Kentish Chronicle)

Game License Applications

Bankrupts - Wm. Rowe, Truro, grocer, October 7  to November 11 at Pearce's Hotel. Attys: Messrs. Paul and Smith, Truro. Messrs. Addington, Gregory, Faulkner and Follett, Bedford Row.

Partnership dissolved - H. C. Milford and S. Milford Truro, Cornwall, wholesale and retail draper.

National Education - We understand that government has presented to the Rev. B. Woodyard, and the friends of liberal education at St. Agnes, the sum of £250 for the erection of British schools in that populous parish. In anticipation of this benefit, £230 have already been raised, principally by those who are desirous of having their children educated in this institution. The schools will be sufficiently large to accommodate about 600 children.

Pilchard Fishery - During the past week, quantities of fine pilchards have been selling at Falmouth, at from 1s.6d to 2s per hundred.  They were taken in seans near the Lizard.

Falmouth - The ships in this harbour rode out the storm, on Sunday night last, without sustaining the slightest damage.

On Wednesday last, the new steamer "Iberia" arrived here from London on her way to Lisbon and the Mediterranean.  This vessel is one of the largest steamers in England, and is most beautifully fitted up.  Some of the passengers speak highly of her as a sea-boat, having been out in the gale on Sunday night last.

Hunting Appointments - Mr. Phillipps's hounds will meet on Monday next, the 10th instant, at Down Gate in Stokesclimsland; and on Thursday, the 18th, at Chapmanswell - each day at ten o'clock.


This fair, on Monday last, was but thinly supplied with cattle, and the sales were not very considerable, on account of the scarcity of grass, turnips, &c.  The fair being generally a large one, it has been usually attended by a gang of pickpockets; but handbills having been issued cautioning the public against such customers, none of them made their appearance.

On Thursday se'nnight, at the fair at Marazion, a farmer of Buryan, was robbed of money to a considerable amount, and has not yet been able either to detect the thief or recover his property.

Caution - On Saturday last, Richard Tregaskies, of Wheal Busy, in the parish of Kenwyn, was fined by E. Turner, Esq. forty shillings, and thirty seven shillings and sixpence costs, for having broken certain apple trees in an orchard belonging to Mr. Gill, of Chacewater.  We understand the magistrates have very properly determined to punish severely all persons detected in stealing fruit or injuring trees.

Scilly Islands - Last week, some men being employed in procuring clay from a neighbouring cliff for the purpose of repairing the roads on the island of St. Agnes, were proceeding with their work, when a great quantity (supposed to be from 50 to 60 tons) fell, burying one man called Thomas Bickford, and severely bruising some others.  The unfortunate man, who was the sole support of a widowed and aged mother, has left a wife and two small children to deplore his untimely end.  He was not missed until some time after the accident occurred, when his body was extricated from the rubbish, but life was quite extinct.  Providentially, the greater part of the men employed on this work had left a short time before to partake of some beer at an adjacent public-house.  Had it been otherwise, many must have shared the same fate as poor Bickford.

Vagrancy - A few days since, Pascoe, the chief police officer at Penzance, apprehended a fellow who wore a red coat, and represented himself as a soldier who had been engaged in Spain.  The fellow sold matches, and levied contributions on the public by stating his knowledge of the friends of parties upon whom he called.  He has, very properly, been sent to the Treadmill as a punishment for vagrancy.

Coroner's Inquest - On Wednesday last, an inquest was held before Hosken James, Esq. at the dwelling-house of James Rooke, innkeeper, Truro, on the body of Samuel Hall, about 17 years of age.  It appeared from the evidence that the deceased was a groom in the service of John Vivian, Esq. of Pencalenick; and that about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon of the preceding day, as he was returning to his master's house from Truro, where he had been on an errand, the horse on which he rode ran off in St. Austell-street, and on arriving at the point where the new London road commences, stopped suddenly, and threw him with great violence upon his head.  The unfortunate youth was so severely injured that he died in about an hour.  Verdict, accidental death.

To Correspondents - We are of opinion we have taken sufficient notice of the case of John Lobb and the double-barreled gun for which he obtained a prize at the last meeting of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society; and must, therefore, decline inserting any more communications on the subject, unless some new circumstance should arise to render such a step necessary.

14 October


- Letter from Sir Hussey Vivian regarding his standing for Parliament
- Ireland
- 50th Anniversary of Sir John St. Aubyn, as Grand Provincial Master of the Masons

The Weather (including several postings from places throughout Cornwall) The whole of our Southern coast, having been visited by heavy gales of wind, with rain, for several nights past; and on Monday night, it blew a perfect Hurricane. Some of the fishing boats in Goran Haven are seriously injured - one completed knocked to pieces. The disaster was occasioned by the exceedingly high tide and surf.

Pentuan Mine is also very much damaged by the tide flowing up the level, into which the pumps discharge their contents. It carried away the launders, and choked the pumps, and all the hands on the works were obliged to fill in the level as soon as the mischief was discovered. The engine is again at work, but the pump, worked by a water-wheel, is still choked, and it is thought the culvert, by which the whole is drained, is filled in. If the disaster had not been noticed in time, no doubt the mine would have been completely filled.

On Wednesday and Wednesday night, the storm was truly awful. Particulars have not yet reached us from distant places, but at Truro, considerable damage has been done to chimnies, roofs, &c. and in the neighbourhood of the river, the streets and cellars were completely inundated, in consequence of the extraordinary height to which the tide rose. The shipping on the southern coast, has, we fear, sustained great injury.

Falmouth - During the week, the wind being principally from the SE to SW, the tide rose in this harbour to a great height. On Wednesday at noon, the gale came on with tremendous violence, and at five o'clock the waves and body of water rushed with such violence against the wharfs and the backs of a number of the houses, as to force in the doors and even walls of many cellars and dwelling exposed to its fury. Numbers of boats were seen breaking from their moorings, or filling with water, and various articles were from time to time swept out from such places as the water broke into. The sea made its way into the coal yard of Mr. W. Downing, and about 20 tons of coal were washed out. The shipping, we are happy to say, rode out all in safety, but the "Lord Melville" packet, laying alongside of Flushing quay, was at one time in imminent danger of being stove to pieces. The exertions of the crew, however, and those who assisted them, prevented her from receiving much injury.   The whole of the curbstones along the Quay at which she lay, are dislodged. One immense granite post is broken off; several others started; and the crane is carried away by the straining on the cables from the run of the vessel. A barge which was outside the Castle getting a load of oarweed from Mylor was sunk off Bar-point. Mr. Tallack, gardener, and several other persons were in her, but fortunately the mast was above the water, to which they clung, till Messrs. Fox's boat took them up. There is every reason to suppose, that a small boat with two men in it are lost, as the men cannot be heard of, and pieces of a boat, similar to the one seen in distress, have been picked up. Fortunately the wind lulled about twelve, and continued so for the following tide, otherwise the damage at Falmouth would have been tenfold greater than it is, as the second attack would have caused many of the battered premises to have yielded to its fury. We are happy that no loss of limbs or life has occurred on shore.

At Flushing the damage done is considerable, as the water flooded many houses and cellars. The walls and quay have suffered much, and the oldest inhabitant never remembers so great an inundation. Two boats were washed into the higher part of the town called the Moor, and streets were three or four feet deep in many parts. Little Falmouth, adjoining Flushing, the residence of R. Symons, Esq. has also suffered considerably, its situation being close to the water's edge. A considerable quantity of timber has also been carried off from his yard, even from parts where the sea was never known to rise before.

St. Mawes, being directly exposed to the brunt of the storm, felt it severely. Three houses were sapped to such an extent that they fell, but no lives were lost, and most of the poor people's good have been secured.

Penzance - During the tremendous gale on Wednesday evening, a man named Seely, who resided at the Quay, whilst engaged in securing the vessels then within the Pier, was washed off by the heavy seas which broke over, and was drowned. Three or four others were washed over at the same time but were saved. Such was the force of the waves that a boiler of a steamer which lay on the Pier, was washed into the basin, and the sea has not been known for many years to rise so high. Considerable damage has also been done to the roads between Marazion and Newlyn, which at the time were almost impassable. On the same evening a little mine which has for some time been at work between Newlyn and Moushole, in the cliff, suffered considerable damage and upwards of £100 worth of tin was washed away which had been preparing for the market; and a sean boat, with the seans on board, foundered at Mullion.

Pilchard Fishery - The prospects of the pilchard fishery, which is of so much importance to our county, are becoming somewhat gloomy. At Mevagissey and Goran-Haven, the season has been quite unsuccessful; the men are all paid off; and, although the seans still remain on board, it is expected they will soon be laid up. Quantities of fish have been on the coast, but not in the turns, and when they were expected to approach shore, very rough weather has driven them off again.  A few days ago, a fine shoal of about 750 hhds was taken and secured at Cadgwith, and partial catches have taken place in other localities; but at St. Ives they are yet without any fish in the seans; more than two months of the seaners' time is expired, and only about 1000 hhds have been cellared in that town, which are in the hands of Messrs. Bolitho and Hocking. On Tuesday night, the St. Ives drift-boats were out; and, on Wednesday morning, landed each from 500 to 1500 fine mackarel, and a few herrings. The fishermen were all bustle putting in mackarel nets, with the intention of going to sea that night, but we expect the gale render it impossible for them to execute their purpose.

St. Austell - Several meetings have lately been held in this town, for the purpose of removing either a part or the whole of the present market house. From the great number of wagons which daily pass through the town, it is almost a matter of surprise that accidents of a serious nature do not frequently occur. The narrowness of the street opposite the Golden Lion Inn has at length aroused the people of the town to active exertions, so that at a public vestry held on Tuesday last, it was resolved to remove a part of the market house, at the spot where we have named. By this step the street will be widened about seven feet, which will be a decided improvement, not only as to appearance, but also to the comfort and convenience of the inhabitants generally. We understand the alteration is to commence in a few days.

Cornwall Lunatic Asylum - The following information with respect to this institution is extracted from Returns which have been furnished on the subject of County Lunatic Asylums, in answer to an address of the House of Commons:
Total admitted since 1820 - 426
Re Admissions - 43
Permanent cures - 151
Deaths - 65
Weekly charge for paupers - 8s. 0d.
Others - 12s. 6d to 31s.6d

A letter has just been received by the Town Council of Helleston, informing them that a Quarter Sessions has just been granted to that Borough, and this it is expected that W. Coulson, Esq. will be the Recorder.

Attempted Robbery - On Tuesday morning last, between two and three o'clock, an attempt was made on the premises of Mr. James Pentreath, grocer, Penzance, which was fortunately prevented by a Captain who was on his way to the pier to secure his vessel from the gale then blowing. On passing the shop of Mr. Pentreath, he discover the door had been forced open, and two men ran out; who, on seeing him, made their escape. Mr. Pentreath was immediately informed of the circumstance, and repaired to his shop, when he was much gratified on discovering that nothing had been taken from the premises.

Gigantic Carrot - An extraordinarily large carrot has lately been drawn in the garden of Mr. Jas. Michell, grocer, of St. Keverne, measuring in length 14 1//4 inches, in circumference 10 1/2 inches, and weighing 1 lb 12 oz.

London and Falmouth Railway - We understand that Colonel Landmann has resumed the survey, and will now complete it at Falmouth. The directors, though comparatively quiet, are steadily pursuing their great object with unabated zeal.

Coroner's Inquests - A melancholy case of sudden death occurred at Wadebridge on Sunday night last. John Strongman, aged about 40 years, hostler at the King's Arms Inn, in that town, retired to bed about nine o'clock, apparently in good health, but was found not more than half an hour afterwards by a man who slept with him stretched on his back almost lifeless. Every means was adopted to restore animation, but without effect; the poor fellow was a corpse a few hours afterwards. And inquest was held on the boy before Jos. Hambly, Esq. when a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God" was returned.

On the 5th instant, an inquest was held at the Globe Inn, Fowey, before Jos. Hambley, Esq. coroner, on the body of Mr. Richard Mallett, hatter, aged 22 years, who was found on the preceding day by a little girl, hanging in his shop. The child, on discovering him, instantly made an alarm, and in a very few minutes he was cut down; but although every means was used in order to restore animation, the vital spark had fled. Several persons were called who proved insanity, and a verdict was returned accordingly. There was an unsealed letter found near the deceased at the time, directed to a young woman in St. Columb, but it contained nothing of importance to lead to the cause of his committing the rash act.

On Saturday last, an inquest was held before Hosken James, Esq., Coroner, at the dwelling-house of Thomas Pascoe, innkeeper, Perranzabuloe, on the body of John Kernick, a youth of about 16 years of age. It appeared that the deceased, who worked at Great St. George mine, was engaged as a tributer with a person of the name of Hooper, in sinking on a lode at the 30 fathom level, under the adit north of Catcher's shaft, and that on Friday morning, about 11 o'clock, in going from his pitch to another part of the mine for some tools, he made a wrong turn in the level, and walked into an end filled with damp air, from which he was unable to extricate himself, and was, consequently, suffocated. With much difficulty and danger to the miners, his body was recovered between 7 and 8 o'clock that night. Verdict, Accidental death.

On Wednesday last, another inquest was held, before the same Coroner, at the dwelling-house of Henry Plint, innkeeper, in the borough of Penryn, on the body of William Tripcony, wheelwright, of the parish of Budock, about 53 years of age. On Monday last, deceased attended Penryn fair, and on going home late at night, in a state of complete intoxication, called at the Prince of Wales Inn. Having money about him, Mrs. Tregaskis, the landlady, and a neighbour of his, were desirous of taking it from him, but he would not allow them, and left the house between 12 and 1 o'clock. The following morning his body was found dead on the road above Penryn swing-bridge. Some marks which were discovered on his face, lead to a suspicion that his death had not been the effect of a accident; but the surgeon being of opinion that they were probably occasioned by rats or crabs, and the whole of the money he had with him the night before being found in his pocket, the jury thought it likely that after leaving the Inn, he had wandered into the river in the dark, and according returned a verdict of - found dead.

To Correspondents - We beg to state, in answer to an inquiry on the subject, that the person called James Wills, who appeared at the St. Mabyn meeting as a reporter for the West Briton, and to whom confidential communications were in consequence made, which he is stated to have placed in the hands of the Tory party, and which the organ of that party has had the meanness to make an unfair use of, assumed a character to which he was not entitled. No such person was employed by us to report at that meeting; nor, after having been guilty of such conduct, will he ever be so employed by us on any future occasion.

TIVERTON CHURCH RATES - The scrutineers met on Monday se'nnight, and finished the scrutiny before they rose, being much assisted by the clear and lucid manner in which Mr. Mead, the vestry clerk, had arranged the names for inspection. The number of voters struck off were - for the rate, 87; against the rate, 80; leaving the poll thus: For the rate, 459; against, 527; majority, 58; thus increasing the majority by seven. [the math seems incorrect; the minority gained seven, so the majority would have decreased! jw]

21 October


St. AUSTELL AND LOSTWITHIEL TURNPIKE - Notice is hereby given that the TOLLS arising at the several TOLL GATES upon the TURNPIKE ROAD leading from the Eastern end of the Borough of Grampound to the Eastern end of the Western Taphouse Lane, will be LET by AUCTION, to the best Bidders, for one Year, from the first day of January next, inclusive, at the several places and times hereunder mentioned.  That is to say, Teage's Gate, and St. Blazey Gate, and St. Blazey side Gate, at the Market House in St. Austell, on Saturday, the 12th  day of November .... and Pelyn Gate and Bar at No Man's Land, and West Taphouse Gate and Bar at Bowling Green Lane End, at the Guildhall, Lostwithiel, on Monday the 14th day of November next.   ....  which Tolls produced the last year, above the expenses of collecting them, the several sums hereunder mentioned, and will be put up at the like sums, viz:
- Teage's Gate - £270  5
- St. Blazey Gate and St. B. side Gate - 396  5
- Pelyn Gate and Bar at No Man's Land - 173  0
- West Taphouse Gate and Bar at Bowling Green Lane End
   217  0
Whoever happen to be the best Bidders, must at the same time pay one Month's Rent, and find Sureties to the satisfaction of the Trustees for payment of every succeeding Month's Rent in advance. N.B. No Gate-Keeper in arrears on the said Rent will be allowed to bid. PHILIP WHEELER, Clerk to the Trustees of the said Turnpike Road, Dated 12th October, 1836


- The Bishop at Exeter - Abuse of the Law and Legislature
- Stoppage of supplies (to Ireland)
- Pastoral Care in Ireland
- Sir Wm. Molesworth's Reply (to the Electors at Trigg)
- An Act for registering births, deaths, and marriages in England, Aug 17, 1836 [one entire page - partial post]


    The Fisheries - St. Ives - Early on Friday morning last, a sean belonging to Messrs. Wearne and Jenkyn shot, but enclosed only about 3,000 mackerel, which were sold to the country people at 9s per 120.  In the afternoon of that day, a sean belonging to the Union concern shot, and secured, about 150 hhds of pilchards; a sean belonging to Messrs. Bolitho also shot, and secured about 300 hhds of pilchards, and five or six boat loads of mackerel.  On Saturday morning, the drift-boats landed 30,000 mackerel - each boat averaging from 2,000 to 6,000, which were all sold to the country people at various prices - the lowest 8s, and the highest at 14s per 120.  On Sunday, several seans were shot belonging to the Union concern, one of which contained, it was supposed, 3,000 hhds, but the net, which was an old one, having burst, the fish escaped, and out of the five seans which were shot, the quantity taken was only about 220 hhds. of pilchards.  Two seans were shot also on Sunday by Messrs. Tremearne and Co. which on account of its being the Sabbath, had all the range of the bay.  One of them secured about 1,000 hhds of pilchards, but the fish inclosed by the other proved to be sprats.  On Monday a sean belonging to Messrs. Bolitho, and one belonging to Messrs. Tremearne and Co. shot on sprats.
    So great was the bustle of catching fish and selling mackerel on Sunday, that the day had no appearance of the Sabbath, and on Monday morning as early as two o'clock, carts from the neighbouring parishes began to arrive, and continued throughout the whole of the day.  Messrs. Tremearne, Bamfield and Co. commenced the sale of their mackerel, but they raised the price from 24s. per gurry, holding about two hundred and a half, to 41s. and more than half the carts in consequence returned to Redruth, Camborne, Crowan, Gwinear, Phillack, Ludgvan, Marazion, Perran, Towednack, Zennor, St. Just, and other parishes without a supply.  It is expected that this concern will realize upwards of £1,000 from the sale of their mackerel alone.
    Some of the Union concern supplied the country people yesterday with pilchards at 14d. and 15d per 120.
    Wearne's and Jenkyn's concern is now the only unsuccessful one, but as the fishing last year was far later that this, and as considerable quantities of fish are reported still to be on the coast, they are not yet without hopes that there may be further catches.   On Wednesday morning, the drift-boats landed from 5,000 to 18,000 mackerel each boat.  The sales are brisk at from 32s. to 36s. per gurry, and the country will now have a good supply.

About 80 hogsheads of pilchards were caught on Tuesday at Sennen Cove; and it was reported on Wednesday at Fowey that two or three seans had shot to the westward, which created a good deal of bustle in preparing the seans at that place.  The result has not reached us.

At Newquay, about 3,000 fine pilchards, with some herrings, were taken on Saturday night last, in the herring nets moored near the rocks.  On Monday and Tuesday nights, from 3,000 to 4,000 herrings were taken, with a very few pilchards amongst them.

FOWEY - This place is well supplied with fish of the most choice kinds, which are brought in by three new boats, upwards of thirty tons each, built by a company for the purpose of trawling.

PRICE OF HORSEFLESH - A few weeks ago, three working horses were bought at a public sale in the parish of Lanteglos, in this County, for the sum of 19s.4d.

FATAL ACCIDENT - On Saturday last, a young man called James Prout, who resided at Peterville, in the parish of St. Agnes, met his death under the following lamentable circumstances:
    Having purchased a gun on the previous Saturday for £1.7s. of Mr. Jacob Levi, watchmaker, Truro, he, with his brother, rose early in the morning for the purpose of trying it, and on firing at a bird at some distance, the gun burst, and the breech entering his forehead, killed him on the spot.  His brother, who was in an adjoining field, was not aware of the accident until he was attracted by the noise of the dog which accompanied them, and which, it appears, had laid the dead bird by the side of the deceased; and evidently conscious of what had happened, was howling over his master's corpse. His body was immediately conveyed to his residence, residence, which he had left but twenty minutes before, where an inquest was held the same day, before Hosken James, Esq.  On hearing the evidence, the coroner commented strongly on the great impropriety of persons in Mr. Levi's business selling guns, and on the folly of young men purchasing them at such low prices, in which the jury concurred; and after having expressed a wish that the case should be made known to the public, returned a verdict of accidental death.  The unfortunate young man, who had just completed his 22nd year, was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintance, who testified their respect by attending his funeral to the number of nearly two thousand.

CIDER - The apple crop in the southern part of this county is very good; the gathering in is nearly over, and great quantities of cider have been made, exceeding the expectations of most of the growers.

JOSEPH ADY  AGAIN! - The following letter has lately been received by the Overseer of St. Austell, from the above named individual.  It is needless to say it was not thought worthy of an answer.
    "To the inhabitants of the parish of St. Austell, GENTLEMEN - The undersigned is able to inform you of something new, which if you attend thereto, will be of immediate benefit to your parish, and ultimately of incalculable advantage for ever.  Will communicate particulars on receipt of twenty shillings for my trouble, by post office order, or otherwise.  Respectfully,  JOSEPH ADY, Accountant, No. 7, York-Street, Commercial-road, near Charlotte-street, Whitechapel-road, London"
    Whether Joseph considered the folks of St. Austell had never heard of him, or whether he thought that they had forgotten him, we know not; but he certainly ought to have been aware, that his name is too familiar, even in Cornwall, for him ever to practice his swindling schemes with success in that quarter.  As the above letter is lithographed, it is likely that Joseph is about to commence a new crusade; and, it may not, therefore, be amiss to caution the public against him, and to inform them that "Joseph is yet alive".

CAUTION - On Monday last, four lads named James Pearce, John Thomas, John Huddy, and Joseph Halse, were convicted before the Mayor of this borough, and Dr. Taunton, of robbing the garden of L. C. Daubuz, Esq. and sentenced to two months imprisonment at hard labour.  There were four other lads concerned in the robbery, who, it is expected, will also be convicted.

ACCIDENT AT SEA - On Monday the 17th instant, about five o'clock in the morning, the schooner "Thomas and Nancy" of Exeter, Perriam master, was run down by the smack "Rebecca" of Dartmouth, Narramore master, about ten miles NNE of St. Agnes.  She sunk immediately, but the crew were saved and brought into Padstow by the "Rebecca".

MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENTS - On Thursday morning, the 13th instant, about seven o'clock, as Charles Row, aged 17, son of Mr. W. Row, owner of the "Fidelity" of St. Ives, and an apprentice to Mr. V. S. Quick, shipwright, was proceeding to his work with his fellow apprentice, one of the large fishing-boats which was hauled up on the beach fell over, and crushed him in such a manner that he only survived a few hours.

On Thursday evening, the 13th instant, a boat with three men and a boy, while crossing the ferry at Padstow, was upset, and Capt. J. Cock of the schooner "Caroline", a young man named Biscumb, and a son of the boatman, Tailor, were drowned.  Tailor supported himself with a sprit belonging to the boat until assistance was rendered, and was consequently saved.  Biscumb was to have been married on Saturday last, and he and his intended had been at Padstow to purchase necessaries for that purpose; but she, fearing to go over in the boat, went into a gig, and was landed safely while he met a watery grave.  The bodies were taken up.

HUNTING APPOINTMENTS - The Western Hunt hounds will meet on Tuesday next, at Rosemorran Gate, at eight o'clock.  Mr. Phillipps's hounds will meet on Monday next, the 24th instant, at Trehelland-Bridge, and on Thursday, the 27th, at Chapmanswell; each day at ten o'clock.

HARVEST - Mr. Robert May, of Rellispen, St. Goran, cut his last field of barley on the 5th instant.  It was sown on the last day of May, on a wet, cold moor, and although the awns are knocked off by the stormy weather, the kernel is not in the least injured, but is a very pretty bright sample.  Harvest so late in this part of the country has never been remembered.

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