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3 JANUARY 1845, Friday

PRISCA FIDES. At this season, the commencement of a new year, it is a grateful and pleasing duty to return thanks to our numerous friends and subscribers for the support they have afforded us. At no time since the publication of our paper commenced, has its circulation ever been so large as it is at present; so that we are not only placed at the head of all our contemporaries in this county, but are scarcely second in circulation to any journal in the whole West of England. We are thus enabled to offer to our advertising friends an extent of circulation for their advertisements, nearly, if not quite, threefold greater than that of any of our Cornish contemporaries; and of this they may be assured, that no exertions shall be wanting on our part to maintain our distinguished position. We thank our friends most cordially, again and again; and we hope to show the high value we set on their support, by our constant endeavour to deserve it.

CHRISTMAS BENEVOLENCE. On Tuesday the 24th ult. MATTHEW MOYLE, Esq., of Chacewater, who is in the 97th[?] year of his age, filled the hearts of the poor of his neighbourhood with gladness, by ordering his annual donation of 10 to be distributed among them.

CORNWALL EPIPHANY SESSIONS. These Session commenced at Bodmin on Tuesday last, before J. K. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., and a full bench of magistrates. The Rev. C. E. HOSKEN and the REV. C.H. ARCHER, took the oaths on their appointments respectively to the livings of St. Blazey and Lewannick. The motion was unanimously and cordially agreed to.

GRAND JURY. The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury:
Mr. J. S. JAGO, St. Ewe, foreman
Mr. J. Pearce, St. Austell
Mr. P. Blake, St. Issey
Mr. R. Chynoweth, St. Agnes
Mr. J. Drew, St. Austell
Mr. W. Dunn, Mevagissey
Mr. J. George, Endellion
Mr. R. L. Hawken, Egloshayle
Mr. W. Jago, St. Austell
Mr. J. Lakeman, Egloshayle
Mr. J. Martin, St. Teath
Mr. T. Magor, St. Blazey
Mr. W. Martin, Ruanlanyhorne
Mr. E. Norway, Egloshayle
Mr. W. Pollard, Egloshayle
Mr. W. G. Pearse, Lanteglos by Camelford
Mr. J. Parkin, Lanlivery
Mr. W. Sargent, Bodmin
Mr. J. Scantlebury, Bodmin
Mr. J. Tregaskis, St. Blazey
Mr. M. Wilson, Egloshayle

[Mr. Tremayne gave a speech thanking the Rev. Francis Kendall, who had resigned, for his service, extolling his virtues & giving special attention to his tireless efforts to aid the prisoners, and moved a vote of thanks. Mr. Pendarvis seconded the motion, bore witness to the good conduct of Mr. Kendall, and stated they had never had such a zealous chaplain, in improving the school, etc. ih]

TRIAL OF PRISONERS. JAMES JOHNS, 36, was found Not Guilty of stealing a sack, the property of W. H. TROUNCE, of St. Ewe.

MARY HILL, 30, was found Guilty of stealing a silver tea spoon, belonging to OCTAVIOUS DUNSTAN, Egloshayle.

CYPRIAN BECKERLEG, was found Guilty of stealing potatoes, the property of JOHN ROWE, of St. Buryan.

A Bill against JOHN RODDA, for entering the dwelling-house of NICHOLAS PHILLIPS, and stealing 3s., was ignored.

LOOE BRIDGE. Rev. R. BULLER moved that the Clerk of the Peace be requested to advertise for plans and estimates for a new bridge at Looe.. [He further proposed a committee be established, of which five members would form a quorum.] The motion was carried.

THE RAILWAYS. A correspondent informs us that Lieut. DUNSTAN, having been deputed by the Devon and Cornwall Central Railway to proceed to Ireland, attempted to get up a public meeting at Cork, with a view of memorializing the Board of Trade in favour of the Central Line. The meeting was called accordingly by the Mayor, and was held on the 25th ultimo, when the motion to send a memorial to the Board of Trade in favour of that object, was ultimately negatived. CHARLES BULLER, Esq., M.P., has declared his intention to give his decided support to the Cornwall Railway from Plymouth to Falmouth.

ARCHDEACONRY OF CORNWALL. In consequence of the death of the venerable Archdeacon SHEEPSHANKS, this county, under the provisions of the Ecclesiastical Commission, will be divided into two Archdeaconries. The Rev. WALTER GEE, of Week St. Mary, has been appointed, by the Bishop, Archdeacon of East Cornwall, but the name of the future Archdeacon of West Cornwall, has not yet transpired. It is rumoured that the two parishes of Gluvias and Budock, which have hitherto been held together as one living, will now be disunited, and become two separate benefices.

TRURO UNION. On Christmas day, the poor in Truro Union-house were regaled with roast beef, plum pudding, and a pint of beer each person. To this old English fare thirty-two men and forty-two women sat down; the average of whose ages was above seventy, several of them being upwards of eighty-four years of age.

In Probus Union house, thirty-one men and forty-six women and ninety-seven children had a similar treat. The children were regaled with tea, coffee, and currant cakes in the afternoon. The whole of the expense was defrayed by a subscription from the Board of Guardians.

TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. The officers and men of H.M.S. "Cleopatra," in order to record their high estimation of the character of the late Lieut. MONTAGUE TREBY MOLESWORTH, of that ship, have sent home 64. 11s. to erect, in his father's church at St. Breocke[?], a monument to his memory, and to that of the eight seamen under his command, whose melancholy fate, in March last, on the Coast of Madagascar, must still be fresh in the recollection of our readers.

ROYAL MARINES. It always affords me pleasure to notice every advance towards the total abolition of that degrading method of punishment which has been too frequently, we fear, resorted to in the army - the cat o'nine tails, a punishment which must be deeply humiliating to honest minds; and therefore we hail with delight the now adopted system of "honorary medals and gratuities to deserving men. Both these special marks of her Majesty's approbation have been bestowed on Surgeon EDWARD KERKIN, of the Royal marines for "long service and good conduct," after a servitude of twenty-one and a half years, although he still continues in the service. Sergeant Kerkin is a native of Goran Haven, where his aged father resides; and the old man has thus been cheered in the decline of life by the excellent character for his child. The brothers and sisters too of the surgeon, have been gratified by this approbation of their relative; and we trust his good conduct, with the new emeritus[?] rewards he has received, may influence many of them to try to deserve by their behaviour to be equally well spoken of.

APPOINTMENT. Mr. W. H. T. GREEN of Falmouth and of the late Niger expedition has been appointed Master of the "Rattler" steamer, for the surveying service of the Coast of China.

EXTRAORDINARY PIG. A pig belonging to Mr. CHESTERFIELD, shoemaker of St. Ewe Church-town, was slaughtered a few days since. He was not quite 10 months old, but notwithstanding this, he was only four pounds short of 30 score weight. He was bred from the stock of Mr. NORTHY, currier, of Grampound.

TRELEIGH CONSOLS. On Saturday night last, a fire broke out in the Engine House of this mine, which completely destroyed all the timber work, and so heated the "bob" that it broke. No material injury was done on the engine, and a very strong party of workmen being at work on the reconstruction of the building, it is hoped that the unavoidable suspension of the underground works will not be of long continuance. The fire is said to have originated in the spontaneous combustion of the saw dust which was packed around the cylinder.

ALLEGED MURDER OF A CHILD BY ITS MOTHER. On the 26th ult., an inquest was held before W. HICHENS, Esq., coroner, at Tredrea, in the parish of St. Erth, for the purpose of inquiring into the cause of the death of an illegitimate female child, when the following facts came out in evidence:- ELIZABETH STEVENS, a young woman of prepossessing appearance, aged 23 years, of the parish of St. Just in Penwith, came to reside with Mr. WALTER RUNALS, as a servant; on Tuesday, the 24th ult., about six in the morning; as Mrs. Runals came down stairs, she observed the girl in a restless state leaning across the kitchen table, and complaining of a violent bowel attack. Through the persuasion of her mistress, who had not the slightest suspicion of the real nature of her illness, she went to bed, and after remaining there about an hour and half, during which time Mrs. Runals very kindly administered to her warm stimulants, which were most suitable as she thought for removing the disease, she came down into the kitchen, and said she was much better. Mrs. Runals, however, soon discovered that she had given birth to a child, though, on the question being put, the girl repeatedly denied it. Shortly afterwards, the surgeon arrived, when she confessed, and by her directions the lifeless child was found concealed in a small box placed on the top of a cupboard in the chamber. A port-mortem examination was made by Mr. VAWDREY, in the presence of another medical gentleman, which fully convinced them that the child was born alive, though the mother at first, denied it; and on examining the head a dreadful fracture was discovered in the hinder part of the skull. The mother has since confessed that the child was born alive, but still denies that she used any violence to cause death, and states that the fracture of the skull was occasioned by the child falling over the side of the bed. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder, and the mother will be committed to Bodmin, to take her trial at the next assizes, as soon as she is sufficiently recovered to be removed.

MINE ACCIDENT. On Tuesday last, a man named JOLLY was dreadfully injured by the explosion of a hole, which he thought had missed fire, at Callington mines, and there is but little hope of his recovery. He is a stronger to that neighbourhood, and it was only his second time of working in those mines.

SCILLY. As at most other places, so here, "It never rains but it pours." Within the last six days we have had no less than four mails from Penzance, but no opportunity has occurred of forwarding one from hence for the last month. Our letters stealthily find their way across to Penzance by the "Lionesse," which system it is said will shortly be put a stop to.

DESTITUTION OF CORNISH MINERS IN BRAZIL. To the Editor of the West Briton. Sir, As work becomes scarce, and wages are reduced, many of our countrymen have attempted to better their condition by emigration to the mining districts of South America on speculation. I regret to learn that there are large numbers of these unfortunate persons wandering through Brazil without employment, and in a state of great distress. Much has been done by those Cornishmen who have the means of employing them, but such means are of course limited. I therefore beg the favour of your allowing your columns to convey through the mining districts generally the caution that there is a glut of Cornish Miners in Brazil, and any who go there on speculation expose themselves to certain destitution. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, A CORNISHMAN.

ST. AUSTELL. On Friday last, a grand concert of instrumental music, given by MR. B. M. SWAFFIELD, came off in the Town-Hall, St. Austell, when the high estimation in which that gentleman is held, was evinced by the presence of a most respectable and crowded audience. The performance comprised some of the most admired compositions of Mozart, Rossini, Auber, &c, &c., which were given in a very spirited manner, by an efficient band, under the able leadership of Mr. LUTMAN, organist of Bodmin, whose well-known skill needs no comment. Where all was excellent it is unnecessary to parti[cular]ize; but we must not omit mentioning a selection of airs arranged by Mr. Swaffield, for three flutes, violincello, and contra basso, with an accompaniment for the piano, which elicited great applause. We trust that the present is but the first of a series of concerts by which the cultivation of the science of music, hitherto so greatly neglected in that town, may be promoted. The present concert was under the patronage of C. B. GRAVES SAWLE, Esq., whose readiness to support every thing which aims at refining the taste, and elevating the minds of the people, deserves honourable mention.

LISKEARD BRITISH SCHOOLS. On Wednesday, the 18th ult., a public examination of the boys belonging to this institution took place in the Town Hall, before a crowded audience. The boys were examined in reading, writing, arithmetic (mental and written), geography, English history, grammar, scripture history, &c; and during the evening some beautiful specimens of pencil and map drawing, executed by the boys, were shown. The examination was highly satisfactory, and reflected great credit on the boys, as well as on the zeal and energy of the master, MR. JOHN PEARSON. After the examination, JOHN ALLEN, Esq., JOSEPSH ADAMS, Esq., and MR. S. PHILLIPS severally addressed the meeting, expressing themselves, as subscribers, highly satisfied, and calling upon the public for greater exertions on their part for the support of so valuable an institution, an appeal which, we trust, will not be in vain.

(Falmouth had the same examinations; R. B. FOX, Esq., read the report, which stated that the present amount of subscriptions was not nearly equal to the expenditure. Thanks were voted to the master for his successful efforts; thanks were also presented to R. W. FOX, Esq., MR. L. SQUIRE, and MR. R. HUNT, who gave lectures in science the past year.)

10 JANUARY 1845, Friday

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THE CORNWALL RAILWAY. It will be seen from an advertisement in another part of our paper, that on Friday last, a public meeting was held at Penryn, on the subject of the intended viaduct over the Penryn river, in connection with the Cornwall Railway. The meeting was of opinion that the projected erection would not only injure but destroy the shipping trade of Penryn, and accordingly passed strong resolutions against it, and a memorial to the Trinity Board, and Board of Admiralty, praying their interference.

DREADFUL FIRE. FIVE HOUSES DESTROYED. On Tuesday evening last, between eight and nine o'clock, the premises of MR. BREWER, grocer, Market-strand, Falmouth, were discovered to be on fire, and in a few minutes the flames raged with an intensity truly appalling. The fire broke out in the roof of the house, and immediately extended on the one side to the house and shop of MR. CLARKE, draper, and on the other, to the house of MRS. J. TRATHAN, bookseller; and ere half an hour had elapsed the three buildings were a mass of fire. The town engines were speedily on the spot, but unfortunately it was low water at the time, and the supply was altogether inefficient for at least half an hour. By this time another engine was brought to bear on the devouring element, belonging to a Dutch man-of-war steamer, now in the harbour; and the precision and untiring energy with which it was worked, prevented the fire from extending its direful ravages. This engine was manned by the steamer's crew, and directed by their officers, there being one to about every four men; and the inhabitants are deeply indebted to these noble fellows for their unwearied exertions. The Pendennis Garrison engine soon followed, and all were directed to quench the fire; but after considerable labour this was found impossible, and the attention of the authorities was directed to the preservation of the neighbouring buildings. The house of MISS ELIZABETH FOX, ironmonger, adjoining Mr. Clarke's, was in imminent danger, and the engines were brought to play on the partition wall, which fortunately was built of brick. At one time, however, the heat was so intense in the upper rooms of this house, that no one could endure it, but it was soon cooled down by copious streams of water, poured on by a party of sailors belonging to a Genoese steamer, also in the harbour, who carried on their own operations with their own engine on the top of the roof. They also did essential service by detaching the burning timbers, with long poles, from their connection with Miss Fox's home, which was at length rescued from danger. In the meantime, the fire extended from Mrs. Trathan's to a shop kept by MRS. SNELL, and from thence to another house, occupied by an old woman named PHILP; and the five houses, all on fire, presented a grand, and awful scene. The daylight looking horizon, the volumes of ascending smoke and blazing sparks, the crackling of burning timbers, the crash of falling walls, the shouts of engine-men; the low rushing noise of a multitude of half-whispering human voices, with the never-ending cry for water, commingled, produced an effect peculiar to such a scene. Mrs. Snell saved all her property, and in the street dividing her premises from the neighbouring houses, fire hooks were actively used to pull down all the combustible materials, and thereby to save the neighbourhood. These efforts, with the constant application of the engines on the side of the conflagration, prevented it from extending further, and by twelve o'clock, all apprehensions for the safety of the immediate properties were at an end. [...] By three o'clock, the violence of the fire was entirely subdued, but it required the presence of the engines during the whole night to keep the smouldering timbers under, and prevent a fresh outbreak. Most, if not all the sufferers, are insured, in the West of England, Phoenix, County, Globe, and Imperial. It was a fortunate circumstance that the wind was low at the outbreak, otherwise, every house in that angle must have been destroyed, and very likely the whole of Webber-street. Save a few bruises, no accident occurred, and too much praise cannot be given to all parties for the prompt assistance rendered, especially by the constables, and the orderly; whilst the [..] behaviour of the vast concourse of spectators was creditable to the town. On Wednesday, the Mayor and Town Council, in attendance at the Sessions, held in the Guildhall, embraced the opportunity of making a public acknowledgement of the services afforded by the foreigners above alluded to, and the men belonging to her Majesty's both services, by a vote of thanks as follows: That the thanks of the mayor and common council of the town of Falmouth, on behalf of the inhabitants at large, are especially due, and are hereby tendered, to the officers and crews of His Netherland Majesty's steamer "Vesuvius," and His Sardinian Majesty's steamer "Malfatano," Her Majesty's packets "Swift," "Crane," and "Penguin," and to the officer and detachment of Her Majesty's 44th[?] foot, stationed at Pendennis, for their prompt and effectual assistance in subduing the heavy fire which occurred at the Market Strand last night, the extension of which, under Providence, was happily prevented by their indefatigable personal exertions in working their own, and the town engines. (Signed) W. E. BROAD, Mayor. Guildhall, January 8th, 1845.

LAUGHABLE BLUNDER. In the course of eliciting evidence at one of the trials at the late sessions at Bodmin, a person in the witness box evinced so much reluctance to reply clearly to the queries of MR. SHILSON, as to induce the latter to say quietly - "Never mind, we'll get the truth out of you by and by." "No, you won't," was the prompt rejoinder.

ST DAY. On new year's day, in the afternoon, a sermon was preached in the Wesleyan chapel, by the Rev. J. SPASHALT[?], Baptist minister, of Redruth, after which upwards of five hundred persons took tea. In the course of the evening, the chair being occupied by E. H. HAWKE, Esq., the meeting was addressed with great ability by Messrs. MAWTON[?], SPASHALT, and GARLAND.

ST AUSTELL UNION HOUSE. The inmates of this establishment, by order of the Board of Guardians, were regaled with beef and plum pudding on Christmas day; and on New-year's day, they partook of the same old English fare, which was liberally provided for them by J. H. TREMAYNE, Esq., of Heligan.

RARE FISH. Last week, a fine specimen of Delphinus delphis was caught in the Hayle river. It came in over the bar, and could not get out again, and so was easily secured. It is seven feet eight inches in length, and rather slightly formed, compared with the figures of other specimens. The origin of the dorsal fin is three feet one inch from the snout, and is three feet four inches from the termination of the tail, and eight inches and a half in height. Its snout is long, narrow, and slightly compressed. The upper jaw is rather the shortest; and at six inches from the tip, it rises suddenly and gently arches backwards; and on this part at nine inches and a half from the snout is the blowing hole. The gape of the mouth is eleven inches and three quarters, and two inches behind, slightly above the angle of the mouth, are the eyes, which are small. The pectoral fin is one foot eight inches from the snout, and one foot in length. Tail, transverse, semilunar[?], and notched in the centre, at its posterior margin. The teeth are white, conical, leaning outward, and fifty in the lower and forty-eight in the upper jaw. Girth in the largest part in front of the dorsal fin, three feet ten inches. In colour it is irregularly mottled. A white line extends from near the snout along the upper jaw to near the eye, it then contracts and arches so as to form a narrow white circle round the eye. The pectoral fin is black, with a grey spot near its centre; from the pectoral fin a black line extends anteriorly to just below the eye. The posterior portion of the body is black mixed with white, in such a manner as to give it a grey appearance. A particular description of it has been taken, with a figure, which we understand will be brought under the notice of the Penzance Natural History Society.

PENZANCE QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions opened at the Guildhall, Penzance, on Saturday last, before H. MERIVALE, Esq., recorder, and the borough magistrates. JOSEPH HONEY, 52, and FRANCIS BAWDEN, 34, were charged, the former with having stolen on the 6th December last, a piece of timber belonging to G. D. READ, and the latter with having received the timber knowing it to have been stolen. Both prisoners were detected in the crime with which they were charged, and being found guilty by the jury, were sentenced to three months' imprisonment and hard labour.

RICHARD MARTIN, 13, was charged with having stolen a silver dessert spoon, the property of WM. MITCHELL BAYNARD; and SUSAN MADDERN, 42, was charged with having received the spoon, knowing it to have been stolen. Maddern was acquitted, and Martin, an old offender though young, having been pronounced guilty, was sentenced to ten years' transportation.

The following appeal case was then tried: Sithney, appellants; Penzance, respondents. The case related to the removal of a pauper, called WILLIAM WILLIS, and Jane his wife, from Penzance to Sithney. Order confirmed as it regarded W. WILLIS - quashed as it regarded Jane, his wife. No costs granted on either side.

FALMOUTH QUARTER SESSIONS. On Wednesday last, these sessions were held before the recorder, H. MERIVALE, Esq., and the usual magistrates. ROSA GOODMAN was charged with stealing flour from the house of her master, Mr. W. HAMLYN, to which charge she pleaded guilty, and was recommended to mercy by her master, on the ground of her former good character, and his belief that there was yet a more guilty party not before the court. The recorder said, in consequence of this recommendation, and the time she had been in prison, he would pass but a lenient sentence, which he hoped, would make her grateful to her master for his forbearance. He then sentenced her to one month's imprisonment, with such labour as might be provided.

JOSEPH BRAY was indicted for an assault on JAMES GUTHRIDGE, police officer. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and it was then shown that he was drunk, and making a noise in the streets about one o'clock on Sunday morning, the 27th of October last; and that Guthridge had gone up to him, and attempted to restore him to quiet, when he was thrown by the prisoner and had his collar bone broken in the fall. The jury, having returned a verdict of guilty, he was sentenced to two months' hard labour.

There were two cases in the court of requests. One, COOPER v. JULYAN was withdrawn; the other, LUGG v. LUGG, was a case of debt, amounting to ?17. 5s. owing to MARY LUGG, widow, from two sons by a former wife of plaintiff's deceased husband. It appeared, after a great deal of sparring on both sides, that this case arose out of a will, in which Mary Lugg, widow, was allowed ?6 per annum, and that a deed executed by the two defendants, granting ?9 per annum, had not been acted on, but had been referred to arbitration, with the issue of which the defendants had refused to comply. The technical points having been disposed of, the jury, after retiring for a short time, gave a verdict for the plaintiff for the full amount of ?17. 5s. This closed the business of the session.

TRURO POLICE. On Monday last, NATHANIEL LANYON, a well known character, was brought before the Mayor, and committed for trial at the next assizes, for stopping a lad on the highway, and robbing him of three pasties.

SUICIDE. On Thursday, the 2nd instant, a married woman, residing in the parish of Illogan, called SAUNDER, put a period to her existence, by hanging herself in an outhouse, near Trevenson[?] Pool. Poverty is said to have been the cause.

ACCIDENT. On Friday last, as the London mail coach was leaving Falmouth, it came in contact with a cart, and threw it against the window of Mr. BASELEY, currier, forcing in the frame, and smashing twelve or fourteen panes of glaze.

CORONER'S INQUEST. On Monday last, an inquest was held at St. Erth church-town, before W. HICHENS, Esq., on the body of CATHERINE JANE COOPER, aged five months, who died suddenly in bed on Friday. Verdict, visitation of God.

NOTICE. The Books, Household Furniture, Farming Stock, Horses, Carriages, and other valuable effects, the property of the late Archdeacon SHEEPSHANKS, at the Vicarage in St. Gluvias, will be offered for Sale, on Tuesday, the 21st instant and following days, by Eleven for Twelve. Particulars will be given in handbills and advertisements. CORFIELD and SON, Auctioneers and General Agents. Dated, January 4, 1845.

CORNWALL EPIPHANY SESSIONS. Wednesday January 1. (Before J. K. LETHBRIDGE, Esq.) CHARLES JAY, 24, and JOSEPH CLIMO, 36, were charged with stealing eight bushels of apples, the property of RICHARD OLIVER, of St. Keyne. Mr. CHILDS conducted the prosecution; Mr. JOHN and Mr. SHILSON the defence, the former for Jay, the latter for Climo. Both Guilty. Four Months' Hard Labour.

JOHN BEER, 31, was charged with stealing a watch, chain, and seals, the property of HENRY BERRY, toll-gate keeper at the Town-end gate in Bodmin. Prisoner was a shoe-maker of St. Kew, and on the 4th of November, being in Bodmin, for the purpose of purchasing leather, he went to a small shop just opposite the toll-gate, with his bag of leather, to purchase some sweets for his children. He then went into the toll-house, about half-past four, and asked prosecutor's wife, who was there along, to let him light his pipe, which she did. Mrs. Berry was at a table near the window, ironing; but, finding the prisoner was rather long by the fire place, she was in the act of looking round, when she was called to the gate to take toll. On her return into the house, the prisoner wished her good night, and left. In a few minutes, Mrs. Berry missed the watch. Her husband, on leaving in the afternoon, had desired her to get tea about five o'clock. She immediately gave an alarm to her neighbours concerning the loss of the watch. Her husband returned in about five minutes after prisoner left, and commenced a pursuit after him by way of Dunmeer; but, it soon growing dark, he was obliged to desist from pursuit. The prisoner was apprehended the following morning, by constables; but the watch was not found. In defence, it was attempted, by Mr. JOHN, to raise a suspicion that the felony might have been committed by a son of the prosecutor's, who lived away from his parents, and had not for some time been on good terms with them. He worked on the roads and lodged in Bodmin; his mother, Mrs. Berry, had seen him near her house in the morning of the 4th of November. There were some other circumstances in favour of prisoner elicited in course of cross-examination; and five very respectable farmers gave him an excellent character. Guilty, but recommended to mercy. Two Months' Hard Labour.

WILLIAM GOLSWORTHY, 22, and JAMES WILLIAMS, 22, were charged with stealing copper ore, the property of JOSEPH HODGE and others, adventurers in Penstruthal and Lanarth mine. The case was one of those ordinarily called "kitting." Mr. STOKES conducted the prosecution; Mr. SHILSON the defence. WILLIAM JEFFERY, captain of the mine for seventeen years, stated that on the 28th of September, prisoner took a pitch at the back of the twelve fathom level. They had previously worked in the same pitch about two months. They took the pitch in September at 8s., which was a high tribute for that mine. Witness examined the pitch on the 28th of September; it was then very poor. FRANCIS'S pitch adjoined prisoners', being separated by a winze. Witness passed through prisoner's pitch never less than three times a week, and examined two pitches every time he went down. The quality of the ore in prisoners' pitch was black ore, with a pretty deal of mundie and spar. Francis's pitch was red oxide, grey ore, greens, and yellow ore stained with goaxan[?] The qualities of the two were very distinct; Francis's ore would make a produce of twenty-five, and prisoners' only eight. Francis and pair had worked in their pitch for twenty months. There was no such ore as Francis's in any other part of the mine. On the morning of the 19th of October, witness saw prisoners going under ground as early as half-past six. Their general hour was about eight o'clock. Witness asked them why they were going down so early; Williams replied they wanted to leave work earlier. In consequence of information, witness went underground, into prisoners' pitch. Both prisoners were there; Williams was working. Witness asked them how the pitch cut. Williams replied, "very poor," and asked witness to look at the pitch. Witness looked at it, and found it poor. There had been no improvement in the pitch from the 28th September to that time. Witness asked prisoners how much ore they had broken. Williams said "about a ton," and pointed to a pile about twelve feet from where he was working. Witness went to the pile; Golsworthy brought him a pick, and witness threw the pick into the middle of the pile, and hacked up a stone of ore which was grey, red oxide and green. He then broke a stone or two, and asked Golsworthy where he got them. Golsworthy said, in their pitch. Witness asked where? They then broke two or three stone; but they were nothing like the other. Witness then told them they had stolen the ore from Francis's pitch. Witness went to Francis's pitch, and brought some of the core there, to look at prisoners' pile; and desired them to take out what ore they thought was theirs. They did so, and took out several stones, which they said they would swear was their own. Witness told LEAN and BROWN (the men of Francis's core) to bring up the stones in the evening to the count-house, which they did, when witness put the stones in paper, and locked them up. Next day, witness went to prisoners' pitch, with Francis, Lean, and Brown, who picked out of prisoner's pile, about a cwt. of ore which they owned. Witness took three parcels of ore, which he delivered to the constable BAWDEN. The prisoners never worked there again. About a week afterwards, witness examined the ore found in prisoners' pile with that of Francis's pitch, with which it corresponded.

Cross-Examined. Francis's pitch was set at 5s. 6d.; and before that at 5s. Prisoners' pitch had, before their take, been set at 13s; but there was a piece of ground added to it, and it was slightly improved on the setting day when prisoners took. Prisoners earned GBP13 or GBP14 in August and September. They earned nothing during the next take; the adventurers did not pay them when they committed those frauds. Besides the ore which was claimed from Francis's pitch, they had earned about four or five pounds. Had never before known an instance of kitting in Penstruthal. The adventurers had not paid prisoners for August and September. Mr. Hodge had told witness that the prisoners had filed a petition in the Vice-Warden's Court to recover the money due to them. Witness communicated the matter to Mr. Hodge, the week following the occurrence. It was on the 26th of December, that an examination took place of the prisoners before the magistrates. Witness delayed the proceedings till he received instructions from the adventurers. By Mr. STOKES. Applied to Mr. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, a magistrate, in the very same week that the offence occurred. By Mr. SHILSON. Mr. Williams was an adventurer, as well as magistrate; witness applied to him in both capacities. WILLIAM FRANCIS, JAMES BROWN and RICHARD LEAN, who formed Francis's pair, were examined; their evidence was corroborative of Capt. Jeffery's. JONATHAN BAWDEN, constable, produced three parcels of ore which he had received from Capt. Jeffery. They were inspected by the previous witnesses, and evidence was given by them of the distinctions of the ores as before referred to. Mr. Shilson addressed the jury for the defence; and in doing so, strongly denounced the practice of adventurers in refusing payment of tribute to those whom they assumed to be guilty of fraud. Mr. Shilson suggested that the present prosecution was consequent on the filing of petition by prisoners in the Vice-Warden's Court. Both Guilty. Six Months' Hard Labour.

THOMAS TRIGGS, 40, pleaded Guilty, of stealing a sack and six gallons of wheat, the property of STEPHEN DAVEY, Esq., at Cury. Three Months' Hard Labour.

WILLIAM LANCE, 13, pleaded Guilty of stealing five penny-pieces, seven half penny-pieces, and one farthing, the property of WILLIAM JOHN, at Truro. One Months' Hard Labour, and to be Once Privately Whipped.

BENJAMIN SAVAGE, 40, a carrier from Charlestown to St. Austell, was charged with stealing half a pound of sugar, the property of NICHOLAS GRIBBLE WADE, grocer, of St. Austell. Guilty. Three Months' Hard Labour.

SECOND COURT. Wednesday, January 1. (Before E. W. W. PENDARVES, Esq.) JOHN DANIEL, 19, was found Guilty of stealing two fowls, the property of Samuel BRABYN, in the parish of Helland. A former conviction was proved against the prisoner. For the prosecution, Mr. COLLINS; for the defence, Mr. BENNALLACK. Seven Years' Transportation.

GEORGE BURNARD, 42, was found Guilty of stealing two steel chisels, the property of JAMES LINTERN, of the parish of Blisland. For the prosecution, Mr. COLLINS; for the defence, Mr. BENNALLACK. Six Weeks' Hard Labour.

ANTHONY YATES, 42, was charged with stealing a hat, the property of JOSEPH WALL, in the parish of Phillack, and found Guilty. For the prosecution, Mr. HOCKIN; for the defence Mr. BENNALLACK. Six Weeks' Hard Labour.

THOMAS DAVEY, 21, charged with stealing a bay mare, the property of JOHN EVEREL, in the parish of Kenwyn, pleaded not guilty; and the case went to trial. For the prosecution, Mr. HOCKIN; defence, Mr. BENNALLACK. John Everl, examined. Lives at Short-lane's end, in the parish of Kenwyn. Has right of pasturage on a common belonging to the Earl of Falmouth. Kept a cow and mare. On the morning of the 20th of September, put out the latter to grass on the common. Missed her in the afternoon, and did not see her again till Sunday morning, when she was brought back by JOHN JENKINS and another. JOHN FORD, lives near the prosecutor, and has known his mare for two years. Going from Short-lane's-end about half past ten on the morning of the 20th of September, saw Everel's cow and mare on the common. Between half-past eleven and twelve met the prisoner leading the mare on the road toward St. Agnes. Identifies the prisoner, who has a wooden leg, and walks with a crutch. JAMES POLKINGHORNE, lives at St. Day, about seven miles from Short-lane's-end. On the 20th of September met the prisoner leading a horse. Cried to him "Helloa, old feller! What are you doing with the 'orse?" He said - "I am going to sell it, if I can." Witness said - "What do you ask for it?" He replied, "What is it worth?" Witness answered - "I don't know," but said he would give him a watch to swop for it. Prisoner agreed, and took the mare to witness's house, where he exchanged it for the watch, but was once offered 23s. for it. Was summoned before the magistrate five weeks afterwards. Got back the watch. JOHN JENKINS swore to his getting the mare at Polkinghorne's, and returning it to Everel. Polkinghorne, being re-called by the Chairman, stated that Jenkins returned him his watch when he came for the mare. Mr. Bennallack complained of the delay that had occurred in apprehending the prisoner - the October Sessions having been allowed to pass, and the county being now charged above GBP20 for expenses, including GBP8. 16s. to the constable, Mr. JAMES, of Truro, as expenses of searching for the prisoner. Everel was then re-called, and stated that he obtained a warrant and gave it to Mr. James directly, but the prisoner was not taken till five weeks afterwards. He called on Mr. James once or twice, and was told that he could not then take the prisoner.

Mr. Bennallack then called Mr. OATES, who stated that he lives at Twelveheads, and is a shoemaker. Prisoner was in his employment for a considerable time, till he was taken. He served him well; witness could not wish for a better servant, and would gladly take him back in the event of his acquittal. Prisoner lived in his house, and might have been taken at any time from the date of the warrant till his apprehension, as he never went out of the way. Mr. Bennallack having addressed the jury, Mr. Hockin replied. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty, with a recommendation to mercy on the ground of his character. An indictment and certificate of a former conviction of the prisoner was proved, an objection to which was taken by Mr. Bennallack on the ground of a difference in their [.......tions?] of the prisoner. Objection [raised?] for consideration. C. B. G. SAWLE, Esq., gave notice that he should move that the expenses of the constable in this case should be disallowed. The court passed sentence of Ten Years' Transportation, but stated that from his lameness, the prisoner would not be sent out of the kingdom, but would be detained in a prison.

THOMAS CRAZE, 51, pleaded Not Guilty in a charge of stealing a quantity of copper ore, the property of JOHN RULE and others, his co-adventurers in East Wh. Crofty mine, in the parish of Illogan. For the prosecution, Mr. JOHN; defence, Mr. BENNALLACK. From the evidence, the case appeared to be this:- SAMUEL and WILLIAM RICHARDS, tributers of a pitch between the [38th?] and 48th fathom level in the aforesaid mine, raised on Saturday 14th December last, to their plot, about thirty kibbles of rich yellow and peacock ores, about ten kibbles of which - worth GBP10 or more - were missing on Monday. The pitch in East Pool mine nearest to East Wheal Crofty mine was worked by T. CRAZE and JOS. MITCHELL. Both pitches were in the same lode, about twenty-five fathoms distant from each other, the communication between them being open. Richards's pitch was superior to the other; they paying 13s. 4d. in the pound, and Craze and Mitchell only 4s. 6d. The Richardses went down to Craze's pitch, along with Captain IVY, in quest of their missing ore, which they found in prisoner's pile; S. Richards was quite sure this was his ore, and particularly from a large stone having certain peculiar natural marks, and which he himself had broken in his own pitch two or three days before. Produced the said stone, Craze claimed this and all the pile as his and Mitchell's property. On being challenged with the theft, prisoner said he had not been down in his pitch from Monday week till that day, owing to a sore foot, but JOHN HAMBLY swore to having seen both him and Mitchell go underground on Saturday, the 14th. (Prisoner here explained that he made an attempt to go down, but was compelled to desist and ascend again from a soreness in his foot). Various witnesses stated that ore so rich as that stolen and found in prisoner's pile could not possibly be broken in his pitch. Mitchell had fled from justice, and Mr. Bennallack, for the defence, pressed strongly on this fact in behalf of the prisoner. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty. Six Months' Hard Labour.

WILLIAM CURGENVEN, 37, and JAMES THOMAS, 28, were found Guilty of stealing one [.....?], five geese, four ducks, and several fowls, the property of SAMUEL BORLASE, Esq., in the parish of Merther[?]. Proof was given of a former conviction of Curgenven. Thomas to be Imprisoned Six Months with Hard Labour, and Curgenven to be Transported for Seven Years.

JOHN PETER, 27, was found Guilty of stealing one foul, the property of WM. GEAKE, in the parish of St. Germans. Three Months' Hard Labour.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3. (Before J. K. LETHBRIDGE, Esq.) JAMES POOLEY, 27, RICHARD JACKSON, 21, WILLIAM ARTHUR, 17, and JAMES RULE, 21, were charged with having feloniously forced open a door of a cupboard, in the house of MATTHEW ROGERS, a beer-shop keeper, at Pool, and stealing a quantity of porter. The prosecutor stated, that on the evening of the 8th[?] of November, the four prisoners were drinking in a room of his house, in which was a cupboard containing jars of porter. They remained there alone about half an hour. On their leaving between ten and eleven o'clock, witness with his wife and servant, went into the room, and found the cupboard open, with marks of its having been forced with a knife or some such instrument. He instantly followed the prisoners, and came up with them about forty yards off. He accused them of having broken the cupboard and stolen the porter. Jackson and Pooley denied having done so. Pooley and Rule then separated from the other two, and went across the road. The policeman, Williams, came up; and Rule then ran off. Pooley was searched, but nothing found on him. Two jars were taken severally from the pockets of Arthur and Jackson. Afterwards witness found a jar on the ground where Pooley and Rule had been standing. All the men except Rule, were taken that night; Rule was apprehended the next morning. ELIZABETH DANIEL, servant of prosecutor, had been to the cupboard about half an hour before prisoners went to the room, and took out two jars of porter. She then locked the cupboard, and kept the key. She supplied the prisoners with several pints of beer, and at half past ten, told them it was time to leave. The cupboard was then locked. They left immediately afterwards, and then the cupboard was found as described by prosecutor. No person had been in the room but the four prisoners, from the time they entered. There were a dozen bottles wanting. MARTIN WILLIAMS, policeman proved the circumstances of the search and apprehension of prisoners as stated by prosecutor, adding that he also found on Jackson, a large table-knife, which he now produced. He also found that the cupboard had been cut away near the bolt, and some chips were lying on the floor. While he had the three prisoners in custody that evening, Jackson said to him it was a bad job, and offered him five or ten shillings to get prosecutor to make it up. The witness here produced the bottles in court, and as Mr. Bennallack had expressed some doubt that the stolen jars contained porter, he was requested to open a bottle. He at once produced a corkscrew and glass. "Oh," said Mr. Bennallack, "you are always armed then, with glass and corkscrew." "No." said witness, "but I thought I might meet with you." (laughter). The witness then opened a bottle and politely invited Mr. Bennallack; "Will you take the first taste, Sir?" "No," replied the advocate, "tis rather too early for heavy-wet". (laughter). Mr. Bennallack addressed the jury for the defence, chiefly in behalf of Pooley and Rule, affirming that there was no evidence against Rule, and, but very slight against Pooley. Mr. TREGLOWN, innkeeper of Pool, gave a good character of Arthur and Jackson. Verdict All Guilty. Two Months' Hard Labour.

WILLIAM BOUCHER, 39, was charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of CHRISTIAN TREGLOWN, at Pool, on the 11th of October, and stealing a pair of sugar tongs. Mr. HOCKIN conducted the prosecution. EDWIN TREGLOWN, son of Christian, on the night of the 11th of October, was the last in the house to go to bed. He shut the door leading from the kitchen to the back kitchen. In the night he heard some noise, which, however, he thought to be made by rats. The next morning, he found that the door referred to was open, the screw of the window was wrenched open, the window thrown back, and the trace of a man's foot from the window seat to the carpet of the parlour. ELIZABETH GILBERT, a servant, to Mrs. Treglown's, had seen the tongs on the evening of the 11th of October, and missed them the next morning. WILLIAM MENADEWS, watchmaker, stated that prisoner brought the tongs to him for sale, stating that he lived near Helston - that his brother, who worked on a farm, had found the tongs and two pieces of gold in some Plymouth Dung. Witness gave him 4s. for the tongs, which was the value. WILLIAM LUCAS, policeman, produced the tongs, which he received from Menadews, on the 17th of October. They were identified by the owner, ALFRED TREGLOWN, son of Christian Treglown. Guilty, of both breaking and entering, and of larceny. A certificate of former conviction was proved against the prisoner. Ten Years' Transportation.

ANN BOUCHER, 30, wife of William Boucher, was charged with stealing a silk cloak and tea-caddy, the property of Christian Treglown. The articles were missed the day following the burglary referred to in the preceding case. MARTIN WILLIAMS, constable of Pool, produced a cloak and caddy, which he had received from THOMAS STICKLEY, of Falmouth, a dealer in clothes. Prisoner came to his shop on the 18th of October, and pressed him to buy a silk cloak and caddy, as her husband was out of work and she wanted money. He gave her 2s. 3d. for the cloak, and 3d. for the caddy. On Monday, the 21st of October, she came again to his shop and asked if any person had been to inquire for these articles, and that she had heard they were stolen; she said they had been given to her by a woman for sale. She hoped he would not swear against her, as she had a large family. The prisoner, in court, stated that she found the articles, as well as the sugar tongs for which her husband had been convicted. Guilty. One Month's Hard Labour.

EDWARD MAY, 18, was indicted for obtaining money under false pretences from ELIZABETH KELYNACK, wife of JAMES KELYNACK, of Madron. The prisoner, it appeared, on the 9th of November, came to Mrs. Kelynack, at her cottages at Tolcarn, and told her, that Mr. Kelynack had sent him for GBP1, which he was to take to him immediately. Mrs. Kelynack was surprised at her husband's sending without a note, but at length, let the prisoner have the money in six half-crowns and a crown piece. He gave the name as JAMES FOOTE, a sailor. Mr. Kelynack proved that he had never, at any time, sent prisoner for money any where. WILLIAM VICTOR, constable of Marazion, apprehended prisoner on the 9th of November, and found on him a purse containing six half-crowns, one shilling, sixpence, and three pence half-penny. Guilty. Three Months' Hard Labour.

SECOND COURT. Thursday, January 2. (Before E. W. W. PENDARVES, Esq.) SUSANNAH JACKETT, 37, was found Guilty of stealing a pocket-knife from a hardware stall at Callington, belonging to JAMES MAUNDER. Evidence of a former conviction was given. For the prosecution, Mr. SHILSON; no defence. Twelve Months' Hard Labour.

GEORGE STANNAWAY, 42, was found Not Guilty of stealing a washing-tray, belonging to Mrs. JECOLIAH HARVEY, of the parish of Gwennap. For the prosecution, Mr. STOKES; for the defence, Messrs. SHILSON and BENNALLACK.

PETER MAGUIRE, 21, and JOHN DAVIS, 20, were charged with stealing two loaves of bread and two pounds of bacon, the property of ANN KERNICK, widow, of Bodmin and found Guilty. For the prosecution, Mr. HAMLEY: no defence. Six Months' Hard Labour.

ANN STACEY, 37, was found Guilty of stealing 15 oranges, the property of RICHARD HICKS, of Launceston. A former conviction was proved against the prisoner. For the prosecution, Mr. DARKE. No defence. Nine Months' Hard Labour.

ELIZABETH DUNSTONE, 18, and JOHN DUNSTONE, 9, were indicted for stealing four gallons of potatoes, the property of JOHN SKEWS, of the parish of Kea. Mr. BENNALLACK, for the prosecution, declined to offer any evidence in support of the indictment, in consequence of the offence being one of trespass and not a larceny. The Chairman then directed a verdict of acquittal, which was given accordingly, and the prisoners were ordered to be discharged.

JOHN DAVIS, 23, JOHN THOMPSON, 25, JOSEPH LEE, 24, and WM. BARNES, 33, were charged with stealing five chickens, the property of JOHN ROSKILLY, of the parish of Pelynt. The prisoners, desperate looking men and handcuffed in pairs, had been traced, by footprints, to a wood, where they were found roasting potatoes, and parts of the fowls were found in a bag heard by. Guilty. Six Months' Hard Labour.

JOHN WALTERS, 16, and THOMAS PEARCE, 16, were charged with stealing 25 lbs. of soap, the property of LUKE BALL, grocer, of Truro; they pleaded Not Guilty. Mr. Stokes conducted the prosecution. Mr. BENNALLACK defended the prisoner Pearce, and at the close of the examination for the prosecution, submitted to the bench that there was not sufficient evidence to go to the jury as far as regarded Pearce, and the Chairman concurring, he directed the jury to acquit him of the charge, which they did accordingly by returning a verdict of Not Guilty, in favour of Pearce, and of Guilty against Walters. Three Months' Hard Labour, and Once Privately Whipped.

NICHOLAS BAWDEN, 43, labourer, was found Guilty of a misdemeanour, for refusing to obey an order of the justices, obtained by the guardians of the poor of the Helston Union, for the maintenance and support of a bastard child. For the prosecution, Messrs. SHILSON and GRYLLS; for the defence, Mr. Bennallack. Two Months' Imprisonment.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3. (Before J. K. LETHBRIDGE, Esq.) RICHARD BENNY, 54, RICHARD CERROW, 34, and JAMES CERROW, 25, were brought up charged with a misdemeanour in omitting to give notice to the Vice-Admiral of Cornwall or his deputy, of having found some tackle, apparel, furniture, and material to the value of GBP100, belonging to a wrecked ship, name unknown. For the prosecution, Mr. JOHN and Mr. HAMLEY; for the defence, Mr. SHILSON and Mr. COLLINS. From the evidence adduced by the prosecutor, it appeared that on the 20th of October, Richard Cerrow was seen carrying a quantity of ropes, &c., up the cliffs at Bodrudda steps, in the parish of St. Eval, where he deposited them on a pile of the same articles - that these ropes had been apparently cut from a mast found under the cliffs, which seemed to have belonged to a barque - that the three prisoners were seen carrying away portions of the aforesaid pile, which were afterwards found by JOSEPH BASS, a coast-guard boatman at Mawgan Porth, concealed in their several residences. Mr. MASON, comptroller of the customs at Padstow, on being examined, stated that he considered himself Deputy Vice-Admiral, and had acted in that capacity, and published notices from time to time, for the period of nine years; but on cross-examination, Mr. Mason stated that he held his instructions from the Receiver-General of the Droits of Admiralty. Accordingly, from the inaccuracy thus existing in the indictment, the court held that the charge could not be pressed, and directed the jury to return a verdict of Not Guilty, which was complied with. The court, however, took the opportunity of cautioning persons living on the coast, against concealment of wreck, and read from the Acts 49 Geo. 3rd, and 6 and 7 Willm. 4th, the penalties to which parties so guilty are liable. There were other indictments against the same prisoners, and one against another prisoner named JOHN HARVEY; but, no evidence was offered on any of these, and the prisoners were all consequently acquitted.

APPEALS. St. GENNYS, appellant. Mr. GURNEY and Mr. DARKE; LAUNCELLS, respondent - Mr. JOHN. Appeal against order for removal of RICHARD BAKER, his wife and children. Appellant had served notice of abandonment on condition of a special [......?] of [......?] not on merits. Order quashed generally, common? costs; maintenance GBP2. 3s.

KILKHAMPTON, appellant - Mr. GURNEY and Mr. DARKE; MOORWINSTOW, respondent - Mr. SHILSON and Mr. ROWE - Order for removal of FRANCES VINCENT, and her illegitimate child, quashed, common costs, maintenance GBP5.

SENTENCING OF PRISONERS. MARY RULE convicted of stealing a silver tea spoon; and CYPRIAN BECKERLEG, convicted of stealing potatoes, each of whom was sentenced to Three Months Hard Labour.

ST. ERVAN, appellant - Mr. SHILSON and Mr. DARKE, ST. COLUMB MINOR, respondent - Mr. JOHN and Mr. COLLINS. Appeal order for removal of JOSEPH GILL, eight or nine years old, bastard child of JANE GILL, residing in the parish of Newlyn. Among the preliminary objections taken by the appellant, the first was that the [......?] could not remove, they having no jurisdiction, because Joseph Gill, being an inmate of the St. Columb Union House when the order was made, was not an inhabitant of the parish. Mr. John cited the Queen v. St. Giles-in-the-fields, to show that any place kept and paid for as in the present case, by any parish, was in respect of questions of settlement, a part of that parish; and argued that the case came within the provisions of the Act passed last session (7 and 8th Vic.,) which was designed to remove the doubts and difficulties that existed under the 22nd Geo. III, cap. 83, sec. 227. Mr. Shilson contended against the applicability of the case, cited by Mr. John, and that the Act of last session was one not to remove doubts but an Act to amend a former Act. At this time the Chairman stated that the Court was not disposed to stop the case on this question. Objection was then taken by Mr. Shilson that the grounds of settlement had not been definitely made out, and cited the Queen v. St. Sepulchre, Northampton, to show that all the grounds of settlement must be stated. In this case, hiring and service for one year on the part of the mother, were the grounds, but the contract having been made some days after Jane Gill had entered service, it was not stated whether it was prospective or retrospective. There was a hiring for a year, was it retrospective or not? Objection overruled.

Jane Gill was then examined. She stated that about 12 years ago, she entered into service with Mr. WILLIAM HAWKEN, in the parish of St. Ervan. Stayed there one year, living and sleeping in his house. Mrs. Hawken sent the servant to witness at her mother's house, to ask her to go and live with her as a servant. Witness went. Nothing was said about wages till two or three days afterwards at a tray washing, when Mrs. H. told her how much she would give - GBP4 a year. She agreed, the bargain was from Michaelmas to Michaelmas, the two or three past days being included. On this evidence Mr. John contended that this was a general hiring, leaving parties afterwards to determine the question of wages; and the Court held it to be a retrospective hiring. An objection of nearly the same nature was made by the appellants, on the respondents proceeding to prove a second hiring with Mrs. Hawken, but was overruled by the Court. Jane Gill then said that at the end of the first year, her mistress asked if she would stay on at the same wages," to which she replied "yes;" this was all that was said about it, and accordingly she remained another year, being yet [un........?] and "without child or children." Mr. Shilson then contended that nothing having been fixed this time, as to the period of service, it could only be looked upon as a continuance of the old bargain, or general hiring, whereas she had stated she was hired for a year. Objection overruled and order confirmed, subject to a case on the first point.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4. ST. CLEER, appellant - Mr. JOHN and Mr. STOKES. FOWEY, respondent - Mr. SHILSON and Mr. HOCKIN. Appeal against order of removal of JOHN BOUNDY. The settlement was grounded on a cottage and two fields in St. Cleer, rented by the pauper about the year 1812. Boundy, an intelligent-looking old man, about 62? Years of age, was examined; about 1812 he rented a cottage in St. Cleer, from RICHARD SOWDEN, at about GBP2. 10s. yearly. After a twelvemonth there he bargained with WILLIAM and JOHN SOWDEN, both being together, in the blacksmith's house, for two fields, of three and a half or four acres, about a quarter of a mile from the cottage. For anything he knew John and William Sowden might have had some connection. Took the fields from William Sowden, and agreed to pay him the rent which was GBP10 a year. Paid rent always to William and never to John. Had nothing to do with John at all. When examined before the justices, did not think it necessary to speak of William, because he was dead, and John being still alive he thought he would do. If he had said he took the fields of John it was an error. On further cross-examination, witness said that he could not say whether he took the fields of William Sowden only, for John was with him there, - in the blacksmith's house, at the same time. The inconsistency of witness's statement here as to the person from whom he took the fields, with what he said before the removing justices, was strongly insisted upon. John Sowden was then called, who stated that he never held any land, and could not, therefore, have let any to the pauper. Never had any dealings with Boundy. Considered the then value of the two fields to be about GBP5 a year; they are worth much less now. Did not know what rent the pauper paid, but there was much talk about it in the neighbourhood, it was so "enormous." Mr. COAD, surveyor, examined. The large field was 2 acres, 2 roods, and 22 poles, and was very poor land; the other field was 1 acre, 1 rood, and 18 poles, better land; both making 4 acres. The fields, in 1814 might be worth about GBP4 a year, their value now was not more than GBP3. 12s. 6d. per annum. The cottage is now worth about GBP3 a year, but from the demand for houses in consequence of the mines extending, it might make $4. SAMUEL STEVENS, of St. Cleer examined. Took the fields after Boundy, with some mine land; did not think these worth GBP4 a year. Samuel Sowden, son of Richard Sowden; remembered when Boundy took the tenements, from the time of the great [....?] - the cottage in 1813, and the fields in 1814; some of the [....?] was on the ground long after Lady-day. The fields were in bad order then, and are much worse now. The examination concluded, Mr. Shilson submitted that no evidence was adduced that the pauper had not paid the rent of GBP10. Order quashed, common costs.

17 JANUARY 1845, Friday

COOPER MINES OF COMBE[?] ASSOCIATION - The half-yearly meeting of this company was held on Thursday at the offices in Austin-friars, - RUSSELL ELLICE, Esq., in the chair. It appeared from the report that the ore raised from the mine during the first eleven months of 1844 amounted to 20,357 tons, which exceeded the quantity raised during the same months of 1843 by 1,946 tons, at the same time the quality of the ore had been equal to that of 1843. The difficulty in the way of carriage had caused the ore to accumulate to 7,038 tons. The railway had commenced working, but from the non-arrival of some carriages and wagons up to the 20th of November, they had only brought down fifty tons of ore per day, but it would soon be increased to 100 tons per day. The directors hoped on the sale of the accumulated ore to be able to declare a dividend. The loss on the ore sold had amounted to GBP7,274. 8s. 6d., as compared with the prices of 1843. The late agent, Mr. MICHAEL MAHON having deceased, Captain REYNOLDS was appointed to the office. After the adoption of the report, Sir JOHN PIRIE, Bart., and GEORGE WHITMORE, Esq., were re-elected directors, and FRANCIS MILLS, Esq., an auditor, when thanks were voted to the chairman and directors of the company, and the meeting adjourned.

THE LAW - The Right Hon. Sir NICHOLAS CONYNGHAM TINDAL, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of her Majesty's Court of Common Please, has appointed JAMES PASCOE, of Penzance, gentleman, one of the perpetual Commissioners for taking the acknowledgments of deeds to be executed by married women, under the act passed for the abolition of fines and recoveries, and for the substitution of more simple modes of assurance, in and for this county.

H.M.S "SUPERB," - This fine man of war, of 80 guns under the command of Capt. CORRY, is to have a complement of 750 men, with a proportionate number of officers; and we understand, GEORGE THORNE, Esq., of Cary Castle, Torquay, has joined her, as Paymaster and Purser - an appointment which reflects the greatest credit on the Admiralty. A recent number of the United Service Gazette, says - "We have heard that this officer (Mr. Thorne) has seen much service, and that amongst other things he was employed in 1809, ashore, on the north coast of Spain, to watch the movements of the French army - that he was shipwrecked in the "Athenian" and last, though not least, he saved the life of the present gallant Capt. G. W. WILLIS, of the navy by killing in single combat the enemy by whom the captain was attacked. Mr. Thorne has always acted as judge advocate whenever he has been afloat. Looking at this officer's rank as a civil position more than a warlike one, we will venture to assert that his services are unparalleled in the navy, and consequently richly deserve the favourable consideration they have received." It affords us much pleasure to see such honourable mention made of the above gallant officer, his services being connected with those of the late Admiral REYNOLDS for a long period, and also with his son, Captain BARRINGTON REYNOLDS, on his recent command of the "Ganges." We understand that the "Superb" will not sail before the spring.

(according to the 1871 Devon Census, this George Thorne was probably born around 1781 at Cawsand, Cornwall, wife Harriett born Lostwithiel..)

THE "GREAT BRITAIN." - This monster steam ship is expected to pass the Lizard on Monday next.

ST STEPHEN'S COOMBE JUVENILE INSTITUTION - On the 1st instant, a lecture was delivered at this recently formed institution, by Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS, of St. Stephens, on "Truth and Falsehood." In noticing the importance of beginning early to give attention to our conduct while nature is tender and pliant, in order to obtain virtuous dispositions and habits, the lecturer showed that lying and dissimulation are so mean and despicable that they stand in need of studied and artificial practices to vindicate and conceal them. He then proceeded to show what constitutes the principal feature in the character of the man who hears without any design to betray, and speaks without any intention to deceive; and what evil men may do to themselves by being speech only as the vehicle of wilful falsehood, pointing out afterwards the benefits that may be derived from a strict adherence to that law which requires that truth should be spoken - a law which, he observed, condemns all acts of fraud and deceit, and commands us to do to others as we would have them to do to us.

EXTRAORDINARY PIG - On Wednesday last, THOMAS WALLIS, of Sancreed, dairyman to Mr. GROSE, of Cayandour, killed a ten months and a fortnight old pig, which weight 21 score and 8 lbs. We believe this has not often been surpassed, if equalled, in the county.

ST. IVES - On Wednesday last, the "Churchill," PENGELLY, sailed from this place, bound [......d?] land, but in consequence of the wind shifting to the N.W., and blowing hard, she was obliged to run for the bay, at low water, and struck on the ridge, where she remained when our account left, and was striking very heavily. It was feared she would receive damage. Several of the large drift boats are getting ready for the mackerel fishery at Plymouth; and will sail as soon as the weather moderates.

MILDNESS OF THE SEASON - On Sunday last, two full grown ripe Raspberries were plucked from the garden of Mr. JOHN MARKS, shipbuilder, at Bodinnoc, opposite Fowey; and should the weather continue mild, in the course of a few days many more will be plucked in a similar state.

THE LATE FIRE AT FALMOUTH - It appears that the houses occupied by Mr. CLARKE, Mr. BREWER, and Mrs. TRANTHAN, were formerly the market house, which, about thirty years ago, when the present market house was erected by Lord WODEHOUSE, was sold and converted into shops and dwellings. The house in the occupation of Mr. Clarke belonged to Mr. COLLIVER, formerly of Falmouth, and the other portion to Mr. GEORGE WADE. The two other houses belonged to Mr. ROBERT GOODFELLOW, the whole being held under leases from Lord Wodehouse. The insurances in force are said to be as follows:- Mr. Clarke - on stock and furniture, GBP2,500; also, on the building, as covenanted in his lease, GBP1,000 in the West of England Fire Office. Mr. Wade on the building, GBP600, in the Imperial Fire Office. Mr. Goodfellow - On the buildings, GBP500, in the Phoenix Fire Office. Mr. Brewer - on stock and furniture, GBP750, in the Globe Fire Office. Mrs. Trathan - on stock and furniture, GBP160, in the County Fire Office. Mrs. SNELL, and Mrs. PHILP - uninsured. Mrs. HESTER FOX - Stock and furniture insured in the Phoenix, and the house in the Imperial; on both of which offices there will be some claim for damages sustained, together of about GBP20. Mr. Clarke insured a considerable quantity of shop goods, which will bring his loss within the amount insured. Mrs. Tranthan had also a portion of her stock saved, and her printing office was fortunately in a distinct building. Mr. Brewer also saved a portion of his stock. About sixty years ago a great fire took place on the same spot, when the houses which occupied it, with surrounding ones to a considerable extent, were destroyed.

COMMITTALS FOR ROBBERY - A man named MARK KNOWLES, from the neighbourhood of Sticker, has been committed for trial at the next sessions, by C. B. G. SAWLE, Esq., of Penrice, for stealing twelve gallons of wheat from the market-house, St. Austell, on Friday last, the property of Mr. PRYN, of Creed; and, on the same day, a man named JOSEPH WILLS, of the parish of Goran was committed for trial at the next sessions, by J. H. TREMAYNE, Esq., of Heligan, for stealing some hay, the property of Mr. KENDALL, of Bodrugan, in the former parish.

FELONY - On Tuesday last, a young woman of the parish of Gulval, called MARTHA TRIGS, was committed to Bodmin gaol, by the Rev. C. V. LE GRICE, to await her trial at the next assizes, on a charge of having stolen a cotton gown from a field, the property of JOHN JENKIN, gardener, of the parish of Madron, on the 10th instant.

DARING ROBBERIES - On the night of Saturday last some thieves, supposed, from certain foot marks, to be two men, a woman, and a boy, forcibly entered the mill-house of Mr. EDWARD PENROSE, of Perran Coombe, near Perran Porth, and carried off about three pecks of flour, that being all they could find. This, however, did not appear to be sufficient to meet their wants, as they went off, at once, to the mill-house of Mr. THOMAS MITCHELL, in the same neighbourhood, where they effected an entrance by breaking in the door. Here they ransacked every room, threw a quantity of flour about the mill, and then decamped, taking with them about three and a half Cornish bushels of flour. The footsteps of a horse were visible, which, no doubt, was employed to carry off their booty. There is at present no clue to the thieves, but a reward is to be offered to any one who will give such information as will lead to their conviction.

ACCIDENT WITH GUNPOWDER - On Thursday, the 9th instant, a little girl, about thirteen years of age, daughter of ABRAHAM DELBRIDGE, mason, St. Agnes, found a small quantity of gunpowder, which her brother had wrapped in a piece of paper, and hid in the house where they lived. Not knowing its dangerous nature, the poor girl began to amuse herself with it; and having taken a candle near it, a spark fell amongst it, and caused it to explode. The thoughtless little creature was so dreadfully burnt in consequence, that up to this date no hopes whatever are entertained for her recovery.

MINE ACCIDENT - At Levant mine, on Friday last, a man called William TRESLER, was seriously injured by a quantity of ground falling upon him. Doubts are entertained for his recovery.

FATAL ACCIDENT - On Friday se'nnight, the guard of an omnibus that runs between Hayle and Penzance, called NICHOLAS PASCOE, landlord of the Queen's Head Inn, in New-street, Penzance, was seized with a fit on the road and fell from his seat, striking his head a severe blow. The unfortunate man was taken up [,,,,,,,..?] and conveyed to his home, where he expired on Friday morning last.

SCILLY - The "Lionesse," (formerly mail packet) made her passage from Penzance, on Friday last, in about seven hours, notwithstanding the very rough weather she had to encounter, and also the loss of her bowsprit, when about half way across. It appears that when about to leave Penzance, one of the passengers attempted to convey the mail on board; but the master discovering the attempt, it was sent ashore again by the boatmen at the expense of the passenger. We are at a loss to know what the motive of the post-office authorities can be, in thus attempting to smuggle the mail, and at the same time refusing the tender for its conveyance at the moderate sum of GBP100 per annum - a sum given for the service many years since, when the islands were not of half the importance they are at present.

EXETER DISTRICT BANKRUPTCY COURT - Before Mr. Commissioner Bere. Tuesday, January 7. - In re NICHOLAS TAVERNER HAWKE. The bankrupt was a grocer of Penzance; and Mr. W. A. STUBBS, of Rood-lane, London, was appointed provisional assignee.

In re JOHN MERRICK PAYNTER - The insolvent was supported by Mr. LAIDMAN and Mr. MOORE; while Mr. STOGDON appeared for the principal creditor. The insolvent, a lieutenant on half pay, was also Commandant of the Coast Guard at Mullion, near the Lizard Point; and his wife possessed, under her father's will, some property to her sole use, which made his income altogether nearly GBP300. He had, however, to contend with pecuniary difficulties for nearly the last twenty; his affairs became involved; he spent large sums in fitting out his sons for the sea; and being brought to insolvency, he had been - according to the custom of the Board of Excise - suspended from his office till he should obtain an unconditional final order. He offered to set aside GBP45 for his creditors, upon the security of his wife's fortune, and the proposal was accepted. His Honour adjourned the hearing that the balance sheet might be amended, to contain a more satisfactory account of the expenses alleged. He expressed surprise that in the same year the insolvent should have spent GBP254, and incurred debts to the amount of GBP100, for household expenses.

DEVON - AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH - On Thursday, the 9th instant, Mr. H. HOCKIN, bailiff to W. A. H. ARUNDELL, Esq., of Lifton Park, was found dead in his bed-room, at his house at Underwood, in the parish of Lifton. He was dressed at the time, and appeared to have been putting on his shoes when the visitation of Providence reached him. He was much respected by his employer and the tenantry.

UNITED STATES - The packet-ship "Patrick Henry," which left New York on the 8th of December, arrived at Liverpool on Wednesday, the 18th instant.

24 JANUARY 1845, Friday

DISPATCH OF BUSINESS - On Friday morning last, at eleven o'clock, Mr. TURNER, M.P., left Truro, for London, by the mail; had a conference with Mr. LAING, at the Board of Trade, at half-past ten o'clock Saturday morning, and again at three o'clock in the afternoon; met Mr. RUSSELL, the chairman, of the Great Western Railway Company, with Mr. SAUNDERS, the secretary, at four o'clock at the Paddington station; sat an hour in committee on the West Cornwall Railway affairs; and returned to his family circle at half-past two o'clock on Sunday, the whole time of his absence being only fifty-one hours.

TEETOTALISM - On Thursday and Friday evenings, two excellent lectures were delivered in the Town-hall, St. Austell, by Mr. R. K. PHILP, on human physiology and its relation to the great temperance question. Both the lectures were well attended, and gave universal satisfaction. We understand that petitions to parliament on the subject of Sunday trading in strong drink are getting up by all the temperance societies connected with the Cornwall association, several of which have already been very numerously signed by the friends of temperance as well as teetotallers.

DREADFUL SHIPWRECK - On Monday morning last, between seven and eight o'clock the brig "William Pit," of Sunderland, THOMAS BOWSER, master, from Alexandria, bound to Gloucester, with 3,190 ardabs of beans in attempting to enter Padstow harbour in a fresh gale at N.E., struck on a part of the Dunbar; and as no assistance could be rendered from the shore, she soon went to pieces. Capt. BOWSER, THOMAS HARBOUND, JOSEPH BEILEY, FRANCIS CARTON, ROBERT MORGAN, THOMAS DUGLASS, JAMES HAVERLOCK, WILLIAM MACKINTOSH, JOHN HENDERSON, AND MIDDLETON RICHARDSON, were all drowned. The bodies of James Haverlock, William Mackintosh, and John Henderson, have since been picked up, and on Wednesday last, an inquest was held on them at St. Minver, before JOSEPH HAMLEY, Esq., coroner. It appeared from the evidence of JAMES HERVISON, the only one saved, that on Sunday morning last, the vessel made Scilly, and then made Long Ships, and passed up the Bristol Channel. On the Sunday night, she encountered the storm, which damaged her so much that she attempted to get in to Padstow. On Monday morning, they found themselves off Padstow; and the Captain thinking he knew the harbour, ran her on before the wind. JOHN KEY, a farmer at Crugmeer, near Padstow, stated that he saw her coming in, sent a messenger to Padstow for the pilots, and went himself with two other men to the points; he made signals to the crew to come towards them; but the vessel kept too much on the St. Minver side, struck on the rock, and then on the Dunbar, and very soon went to pieces. One of the pilots came up just before she went to pieces. Had the pilots been there, and proper signals made, he thinks the vessel would have come in safely. The jury, after long deliberation considered there was a great blame on the part of the pilots, and returned the following verdict:- That the said seamen were drowned by shipwreck; but they were of opinion that if the pilots had been at their post, and made the proper signals, the vessel and crew would have been saved.

ST Ives - Soon after daylight, on Monday morning last, a schooner was seen in the offing in great distress; part of her sails were blown away, her ensign hoisted in the lee main rigging union down, and running before the wind for Portreath. It was low water at the time; and as there was no large boat afloat, and too much sea for the gigs to go out, all hopes for the safety of the vessel and crew were given up. Two flags were immediately hoisted by the coast guard on their signal staff, and as soon as possible a boat sail, for the purpose of drawing the attention of those on board to the danger into which they were running. The vessel then altered her course westward for this bay, and at twelve o'clock she was boarded by one of the pilot boats, when, having four feet of water in her hold, with both pumps broken, they were obliged to run her for the pier, in doing which she struck on the ridge, and drifted to leeward with two anchors ahead, near the rocks. Manby's apparatus was then brought on the spot, and by great exertions and risk on the part of the pilots and others the quay warp was got on board, and the vessel hauled inside the pier head, where she sunk. She is the schooner "Lady Anne," of Yarmouth, JOHN PAGE master, from Newport for Lynn, with a cargo of railway iron. A survey having been held on the vessel, the cargo is being discharged.

Early on Tuesday morning, two of the six oared gigs went off to the assistance of a schooner, with her foremast carried away; and as they have not returned, it is supposed they must have taken the vessel into Padstow or Newquay.

PENZANCE - Early on Monday morning last, the schooner "Lord of the Isles," HOOPER, master, of and for Scilly for Malta, with a cargo of beans, was seen at anchor, in the Lake, where she had come to at seven o'clock on Sunday evening, during the gale. It appears that on finding she was driving with both anchors down, the master thought it necessary, for the safety of the ship to cut away both masts, which happily had the desired effect. The Inspecting Commander of Coast Guard, Capt. TAYLOR, R.N., ordered the "Sylvia" cutter to her assistance with great promptness, and a pilot boat from the Mount also put off. The schooner was taken in tow by the cutter, and brought into Penzance Pier. The seaman-like manner in which the latter accomplished the work was highly commended by all who witnessed it.

SHIPWRECK - On Sunday last, the Dutch Dogger, William Cornelius, whilst working out of Falmouth harbour, with the wind about S.W., missed stays near St. Anthony Light-house. The pilot attempted to wear her, but by this time was so close under the lee shore that she had not room. The anchor was then dropped, and was subsequently weighted; but the vessel continued to drop to leeward, and at length went on shore. There was a most tremendous sea running at the time, and the crew immediately secured their clothes and other little properties and got ashore, the captain remaining. The accident was observed by pilot No. 7, who immediately tendered his best assistance. He dropped his own anchor and cables away ahead of the Dutchman, and secured them on board her, by which means she was prevented from driving further in on the shore the next flood tide. Towards morning, the wind fortunately came round to the northward, which enabled her to come off easy; the pumps, however, required to be well attended during the night. The Dutch steamer "Vesuvius," then took her in tow, and brought her up the harbour, and she is now lying in the pier. She unshipped her rudder shortly after she struck, and sustained such other damages, as will render it necessary to discharge her cargo to repair her. It should be mentioned to the honor of the officers of the "Vesuvius," that they were prompt in assistance; and one of them, in jumping on board, sustained a severe injury in his leg.

FATAL ACCIDENT AT SEA - Capt. JOHN BROAD, of Penzance, whilst on his passage from Smyrna to Liverpool, in command of the schooner "Joseph Crystal," was washed overboard and unfortunately drowned.

ACCIDENT AT SEA - A youth, named FRANCIS FREDERICK OSBORNE, belonging to St. Agnes, who sailed on board the "Harwell," of London, was washed overboard from that vessel, during her passage from Wales to Portreath, last week, and was unfortunately drowned. Another seaman, in the same vessel, was washed overboard and perished at the same time.

WRECK - During the late breezes, several pieces of wreck, with handspikes, &c., have been picked up off Goran Haven, evidently belonging to a large vessel, which we fear has foundered.

SALE OF THE SHIP "LOCKWOOD." - On Wednesday se'nnight, in pursuance of public advertisement, this vessel was sold by auction at Penzance, when Mr. W. D. MATHEWS "knocked her down" to a gentleman from Cork, called SCOTT, for the sum of ?1,460. Her materials were likewise sold.

DISGRACEFUL ACT - On the evening of Monday, the 13th instant, some daring villain threw a stone at Mr. BENNALLACK's shop window, in the village of Probus, which broke in three of the large panes, and otherwise injured it. Mr. Bennallack has offered two pounds reward for the discovery of the offender, who has as yet escaped detection.

HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT - On Sunday evening last, whilst Mr. TRUSCOTT, saddler, Truro, was at chapel, his shop was broken into, and several pounds stolen from the till, and a drawer in the back premises. The shop door, it is supposed, was opened with a key, and the thief must have been acquainted with the premises. Suspicion falls strongly on one individual, but direct evidence of the [...?] is wanting.

TRURO POLICE - On Tuesday last, SAMUEL GLASSON, alias FERRET, of Truro, was charged with assaulting HENRY TUCKER, landlord of the Golden Lion public house, Calenick Street. He was fined ?5 for the assault, and ordered to find two sureties in ?10 each, and himself in ?20, to be of good behaviour for the next twelve months. In default of finding such sureties, he was committed for twelve months.

THOMAS JACCA, shoemaker, of Truro, was fined 5s. and costs, for drunken and disorderly conduct in the streets.

WILLIAM CRABBE, gardener, of Truro, was discharged on payment of the costs.

On Wednesday, PATRICK DILLON, an Irishman, was charged with assaulting MARY ROBERTS, of Truro. He was fined ?2, with costs, and in default of payment was committed for two months. There was another charge of assault against him, but that was not entered into.

FALMOUTH POLICE - CAUTION TO SEAMEN - On Friday last, five seamen belonging to the barque "Eliza," were brought before the magistrates, charged with having refused to proceed to sea after signing articles. They offered very insufficient reasons for their refractory conduct and were sentenced to thirty days hard labour. Same, day, five other men were charged by the Captain of the brig "Comet," with the same offence, but the [...dence?] did not support the charge, and the men, in answer to the question of the magistrates, if they would commence to do their duty, replying in the affirmative, the case was dismissed, with costs on the captain.

On Tuesday, six of the crew of the brig "Ann Wise" were charged with a similar offence, and in justification of their conduct, alleged that the captain used towards them very foul language, &c., which was not supported satisfactorily, and they were all sentenced to be imprisoned, two for thirty, three for twenty, and one, for ten days.

Same day, Mr. JOHN VIGURS, surgeon, charged JAMES THOMAS, carman, with having struck him violently and intentionally with his horse whip whilst passing his van. Thomas denied his doing it intentionally, it was quite an accident; but Mr. Vigurs adhered to his statement, that it was a wilful action, and Thomas was fined 10s. 6d. and costs.

A boy named DUNN summoned BENNETT, one of the town constables, for assaulting him with his cane. It appeared that the tradesmen and inhabitants on and about Market Strand, have been for some time past annoyed by the boisterous behaviour of the boys of the neighbourhood, whilst indulging in their sports, and especially on Sunday evening; and have made frequent complaints to the authorities on the matter. On this occasion JULYAN and Bennett coming up suddenly upon the boys whilst at their freaks, they took to their heels, and Bennett some minutes afterwards thinking Dunn to have been one of them, struck him twice with a cane. Dunn denied having made any noise or that he was one of the offenders, and brought evidence to support him, and an attorney to conduct the case. The magistrates fined Bennett in the cost of the summons, and the case was discharged. Shopkeepers at Market Strand, prepare for din and tumult.

SUDDEN DEATH - On Saturday afternoon last, Mr. GEORGE WADE, of Falmouth, one of the owners of the property destroyed by the late fire, fell down just as he entered his own dwelling house, and expired. He had been engaged during the day in surveying the ruins and other business connected therewith, and had only left the grounds a few minutes before his death. An inquest was held on the body, on Monday, as stated in another place, before JOHN CARLYON, Esq., and a verdict of "died by apoplexy" returned. The deceased's property was insured in ?600, but the insurance office, upon the report of Messrs. OLVER, who surveyed it on their behalf, would only give ?480, notwithstanding the actual value being declared by Mr. Wade's tradesmen on their survey to be ?620. The contemplated dispute upon this adverse position of his affairs is said to have had a serious effect upon the deceased's spirits, and was most probably the existing cause of his sudden death.

FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT - On Tuesday last, as WM. COAD, servant of Mr. H. MICHELL, of Calenick, was coming into the high road from his farm, Chywine, in the parish of Kea, one of the horses trod on him, and threw him down, when both wheels of the waggon went over him, and crushed him so dreadfully that he lies without hope of recovery.

TORPOINT - On Thursday, as a man in the employ of Mr. WHEELER, brewer, was riding a horse, the property of his master, he fell from it, probably in a fit, and the horse falling at the same time upon him, inflicted injuries of so serious a nature as to endanger the poor fellow's life.

MINE ACCIDENTS - On the 8th instant, as a poor man of the name of WILLIAM TREZISE, was at work at Levant mine, a large "scale" of ground fell on him, and crushed him so dreadfully that his life is considered to be in great danger.

On the 13th instant, as a little girl, named GRACE TREMBATH, was at work at stamps belonging to the same mine, she became, by some means, entangled in the machinery, and was dreadfully injured.

CORONERS' INQUESTS - The following inquests have been held before J. CARLYON, Esq., coroner, since our last report. On Friday last, at Perranzabuloe, on the body of THOMAS HODGE, aged 38 years, who was killed by a fall in Perran St. George mine the evening before; and, on Saturday last, at Wendron, on the body of BENNETT UREN, aged 33 years, who whilst at work on Friday last, in Mine, was struck on the head by a stone of ore which fell out of the kibble, and killed on the spot. Verdict in each case, accidental death.

On Monday last, at St. Allen, on the body of THOMAS CHAMPION, aged two years and three months, who caught his clothes on fire on the 11th ult., during the temporary absence of his aunt, in whose care he had been left, and died on Saturday last, of the injuries he received before the fire could be extinguished. Verdict, accidental death.

The same day at Falmouth, on the body of Mr. GEORGE WADE, aged 70[?] years. >From the evidence of a gentleman who had been in conversation with deceased but a few minutes before his death, it appeared that he was then perfectly well and cheerful, and he left witness to go home. He had no sooner, however, got inside his door, than he fell down, and almost instantly expired. Deceased had had two serious fits in former years, and Mr. CORNICK, surgeon, having deposed that he died of apoplexy, a verdict to this effect was returned.

On the 18th, an inquest was held before GILBERT HAMLEY, Esq., deputy coroner, at Liskeard on view of the body of ELIZABETH ANN KNIGHT, a child who died under suspicious circumstances. It appears from the evidence that the deceased, on the morning she died, came down and partook of her breakfast as usual; she was found vomiting about two hours after, when her mother put her to bed; she was again taken sick about four o'clock in the afternoon, and her mother immediately went for a surgeon, who saw the child and sent her some powder. She took one of them, but died a very short time after. Her mother and a neighbour were examined at great length, but the jury were perfectly satisfied that the child had died from natural causes.

On the 21st, Mr. GILBERT HAMLEY, held an inquest at Delabole, on view of the body of JOHN LANE. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased worked the steam-engine at Delabole. He was in the habit, after setting the engine at work, to go about other business, although repeatedly warned of the danger, and threatened to be fined if he ever did so again. He set the engine in motion about half-past five in the evening, and the engine not stopping when the men called, two of them working in the quarry ran to see why he did not stop it; they could not find him at the engine, and went up stairs, where they discovered him lying on the floor with a frightful gash on his head; he died in a few hours. It was supposed that he was in the act of doing something to some part of the engine, whilst it was in motion, and that part of it must have stuck him on the head. Verdict, accidental death.

EXETER DISTRICT BANKRUPTCY COURT - Before Mr. Commissioner Bere. In re. W. S. RENDLE, grocer, of Penzance. Mr. JOHN HULL TERRELL came to oppose on behalf of the assignees, but his Honour, on looking at the bankrupt's balance sheet, took the examination into his own hands. The account, extending from January to November of last year, gave the receipts at ?1, 526, and the expenditure at ?1,326 and a fraction. This apparently unexceptionable balance proved to be founded on entirely [] statements. The bankrupt had taken credit for payments amounting to ?200 to a Mr. HIGGS; only three payments appeared, ?44, ?25, and ?10. The bankrupt could not specify any other payments, but had a notion that he had paid more money. His Honour warned him that his answers would be taken down, and then asked if he still claimed credit for having paid ?200.

Bankrupt - No, your Honour - when Mr. HERNAMEN asked me to make out my account, I told him I couldn't say exactly. His Honour - How much do you say you paid him? I can't say; it was a mere rough calculation, and I told Mr. Hernaman I couldn't be sure to a hundred pounds or so. How much did you pay Mr. HIGGS in 1844? I cannot answer the question exactly to a pound. I don't want you to do so - I give you to twenty pounds? Will, I cannot tell. Can you tell to thirty - to forty - to fifty? I cannot. Within a hundred? No, I can't. Within two hundred? I cannot - I can't mention any sum.

Here were three bills, for ?44, for ?25, and for ?10; will you undertake to swear that you paid him any more cash in that year? No, I shouldn't like to swear it. His Honour (taking the balance sheet in his hand) - Very well; that makes your credit in this particular ?79; will you explain why you credited yourself with ?200? Your Honour, I cannot explain the difference. His Honour - Very well; that makes a deficiency in your account of ?121, what has become of that money?

The bankrupt could only protest that he hadn't got it; and that it must have been spent "somehow." He still adhered to the estimate of payments ?1,325; and was therefore required to put the ?121 among some class of those payments. First he said it was gone in trade expenses; but could not specify any omitted items of that nature; then he said it was gone for household expenses; but every household expense down to an egg or a pound of butter was given in the account. Then he remembered that he had once lost half a cask of treacle, and when His Honour reminded him that this would not account for a hundred and twenty-one pounds, he said that as treacle had been forgotten, other little things might have been forgotten, which added together, would account for the whole sum. Still there was the ?121 unaccounted for.

There were other parts of the account still more unsatisfactory. When it commenced he had no money; yet in the first month he contrived, as it stated, to spend ?4 more than he received; and in the February to spend ?145 out of ?87. To cover this, the account for the last three or four months - although one of these months contained the household expenses of the whole year - showed receipts considerably over the expenditure, so as actually to represent his business as rapidly improving up to the time of his failure. His Honour considered the account so unsatisfactory, that he committed the bankrupt to prison.

CAUTION - I Hereby certify, that I will not be answerable for any debt which my wife ELIZABETH MAGOR, of Blackwater, in the Parish of St. Agnes, may contract after this notice. Signed, RICHARD MAGOR. Witness THOMAS TRELOAR. Dated, Cobre, St. Jago de Cuba. December 17, 1844.

NOTICE - Any person who will give information as to the residence of ANN JOHNS, formerly of Wheal Rose, in the parish of St. Agnes, or if dead, the place of her burial, shall be rewarded for their trouble. Should Ann Johns meet with this advertisement, she will find it to her advantage to communicate with MARY PRYOR, Wheal Rose, to whom all communications should be address. Dated, Wheal Rose, January 21, 1845.

PURSUANT to an Order of the Lord Chancellor, made in the matter of MARY HARTLEY, a person of unsound mind, the Creditors of Mary Harley, of Rosewarne and Roseteage, in the county of Cornwall, of Bath, in the county of Somerset, and late of Park-street, Grosvenor-square, in the city of Westminster, the wife of WINCHCOMBE HENRY HARTLEY, Esquire, were by their Solicitors, on or before the 24th day of December, 1844, to leave their Claims of Debts before the Commissioners in Lunacy, at their Office, No. 45, Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the county of Middlesex, and are on or before the 4th day of February, 1845, to establish such Claims before the said Commissioners, or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded the benefit of the said order.

31 JANUARY 1845, Friday

PACKET INTELLIGENCE. Falmouth, Thursday, January 23. Arrived, H. M. packet, "Express," Lieut. HERRICK, with mails and passengers from Brazil, &c., having on freight about GBP15,000 in specie and diamonds. The "Express" made this passage from Rio in thirty-nine days, four of which she was becalmed off Cape Frio.

PUSEYISM AT ST. COLUMB MAJOR. On Wednesday, the 22nd instant, the inhabitants of this parish were earnestly requested to meet at the School-room, at five o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of taking into consideration the conduct of the rector, the Rev. S. E. WALKER, since the commencement of his incumbency, in making divers innovations in the service of the church, arbitrarily increasing the surplice fees, dismantling the church, and doing other offensive acts, - in order the resolutions might be entered into, or otherwise a respectful remonstrance adopted and signed, with the view of inducing him to restore the usual form and manner of public worship, and to abolish the innovations and changes justly and generally complained of. The meeting took place at the time appointed, and a deputation of six or eight persons was chosen to wait on the rector with a long requisition on Thursday morning, to which an answer was to be given not later than Monday next.

EARLY LAMB - At Gwealmayo farm, near Helston, the residence of STEPHEN SILVESTER, Esq., thirty fine lambs have already been yeaned.

MEVAGISSEY MENTAL CULTURE INSTITUTION. The opening lecture, on Natural History, was delivered on Friday last, by Mr. C. W. PEACH of Goran Haven - J. PEARCE, Esq., in the chair. The varied links in "being's endless chain," from the minute monad to the lord of the creation, were severally noticed by this celebrated naturalist, with apt illustrations, chaste diction, and much beauty of thought. The lecture, which lasted nearly two hours, was listened to with deep attention, and marked interest. A choice collection of algae, shells, corals, and fossil remains were exhibited, and many interesting facts were elicited. Thanks were unanimously voted to Mr. Peach for his able lecture, and to J. Pearce, Esq., for his conduct in the chair, and for his valuable donations to the institution.

CAMELFORD. On Monday evening last, an interesting lecture on gas was delivered at the King's Arms long-room, in this town, by Mr. THOMAS PEARSE, of Bodmin. The room was lighted by Mr. Pearse's apparatus for the occasion, and gave great satisfaction. The attendance was numerous and respectable, and it is hoped the circumstance will lead to the introduction of a gas establishment in this town.

TRURO POLICE. On Friday last, THOMAS WERRY, LABOURER, OF Truro, was charged with assaulting JAMES HUGO, of Truro, by cutting him with a knife. It seems that they were both drunk and quarrelling with each other at the time the assault took place; and they were consequently, each fined 5s. and costs for drunkenness, while Wherry, in addition, was fined GBP2 and costs for the assault, and in default of payment was committed for two months. (both spellings of Werry/Wherry given in article).

JOSEPH KELLOW, of Gwennap, was also fined 5s. and costs for being drunk.

On Wednesday, JAMES McCARTHY, of Redruth, was charged with assaulting FRANCIS COX, labourer, of Truro, and fined 10s. with costs. In default of payment, he was committed to the house of correction for one month.

JOHN PARSONS, labourer, of Truro, was fined 5s. with costs, for being drunk.

HELSTON. On Sunday morning last, some person or persons obtained access to the cellars of Mr. CLARKE, wine and spirit merchant, and carried off a box containing cash and papers, principally invoices. The burglars entered by unlocking the doors of the cellars with keys they had by some means obtained. There can be little doubt that when the box was discovered, and the weight felt, with the sound of cash inside, the thieves anticipated a rich booty; but it contained only the sum of 15s. in pence, and some papers of no use to anybody but the owner. The box and papers were found in the river, near St. John's Bridge, and have since been restored to Mr. Clarke. Very fortunately, Mr. C. was at the office on Saturday evening, and took GBP130 from the box. The thieves have not yet been discovered.

HOUSE BREAKING. On the evening of Sunday last, during the hours of divine service, some evil disposed person or persons broke into the dwelling house occupied by Mrs. MARTHA HODGE and her daughter, who keep a clothes shop next door to the East Cornwall Bank, in St. Austell. They entered at the front door by wrenching it open, and then got a light by means of a Lucifer match. They tried to force open the cash drawer of the desk that stands on the counter in the shop, but not being able to do so, they went to the kitchen, and there endeavoured to force open a cupboard with the same instrument as was used about the desk, as appears by the marks left on both. They, however, failed to accomplish their design and proceeded upstairs, where they ransacked every drawer and box in the place, and made their escape without detection. It does not appear that anything was taken away; so that it would seem their object was cash, and not obtaining that, they left every thing else as they found it.

AN IMPOSTER COMMITTED. On Wednesday last, a young man, who stated his name to be TURNER, was committed to the tread mill for a month, by the Rev. S. CHILCOTT, for having on three several occasions, imposed on the parish officers of Camelford.

CORONER'S INQUEST. On Friday last, an inquest was held by WM. HICHENS, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury, on the body of a man named HAMBLY, at the Basset Arms, Pool, Illogan. It appears that Hambly had formerly been a respectable farmer, in the east of this county; but for some time past he had been in the employ of Mr. SERPELL, innkeeper, Pool. On Monday night, he complained of being very ill, but refused to have medical advice when urged by the person with whom he lodged. Early the next morning he was a corpse. The deceased was generally esteemed by all who knew him. The body was opened by Mr. HARRIS, at the request of the jury, when it was ascertained that Hambly had died of disease of the heart and other viscera. The jury returned a verdict that he died from natural causes, by the visitation of God.

The following evidence was taken at an inquest held by JOSEPH HAMLEY, Esq., coroner, on Monday, the 20th instant, at the Lunatic Asylum, Bodmin, on the body of JOHN BOWDEN, late a pauper of the parish of Mabe, in the Falmouth Union, in this county. WILLIAM HICKS, superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, deposed that the deceased pauper, John Bowden, was brought there by Mr. BATH, the assistant overseer, on Saturday, the 15th of December last; and that admission was refused in consequence of his not having brought a warrant and a medical certificate. He told the overseer he could not admit the patient until those documents were obtained. Having received the necessary papers on Wednesday, the 18th of December, he was admitted on Thursday, the 19th of December. STEPHEN LUXON, innkeeper of the Western Inn, Bodmin, stated that the deceased, John Bowden, was brought to his house towards the evening of Sunday, the 15th of December last, by Mr. Bath. Mr. Bath stated that he could not put him into the Asylum that night, the order not being signed, and asked me if I could take charge of him until the Tuesday. Witness said it was a great charge, but agreed to keep him until the Wednesday. Bath said he would send it on Tuesday, if possible, when brought to witness he was quite a cripple, not able to stand, and was helped in between two persons. He was brought in an open cart. He complained of his feet, and said he would have a new pair of shoes. Mr. Bath remained till the following morning. He ordered supper for the patient and directed that he should be taken care of. He said there was a wound on his body, and that he had brought him from the Penryn Union. The pauper became outrageous about eleven o'clock on Monday forenoon. Witness thought he was deranged, he kept continually complaining about his feet and said if he were with Doctor STREET he would cure him. Witness observed that he sat sideways when taking off his stockings. On the Monday he cried out, the skin having come off. The overseer said that I was not to undress him because he had a wound about him. The stockings were very dirty; saw nothing of the wound until the Wednesday evening, when on his unbuttoning his trowsers I saw the stain rise up, and saw the wound by moving aside the shirt with a stick. The wound smelled dreadfully; on seeing it witness told JOHN LAMPIER and others, "My wife went to Doctor TYERMAN who said he could not interfere until he had the order. The deceased was much excited at times, which I think was greatly owing to the anguish he endured. The bed I prepared for him was a bundle of straw and a mattress filled with sedge, and two or three rugs. The Overseer said it was a better bed than he had had for some time." To a question from a juror the witness answered - "I said, I could not put him up stairs, because I could not attend to him. He said 'no, no, he was not fit for it, - a buck house or a stable would do' - but I said no, and made the bed in my parlour; the Overseer went to see him before going to bed and the first thing he did in the morning." MARGARET LUXON corroborated the proceeding witness.

Doctor Tyerman stated the deceased was placed under his care on the 19th of December last. "When admitted he was suffering from extensive mortification, and surrounding inflammation, from a wound in the back. A dead portion of the flesh separated from the from the back, the slough had separated from one side and was separating from the other. His legs and feet were much swollen. He sung or talked wildly, giving no answer to questions. I saw the overseer on the Sunday, and told him the reason why he could not be admitted. He did not speak of any wound. On the 26th of December two toes were in a state of mortification, the result of the condition of the legs on his admission. Two days afterwards the treatment which I directed produced a more healthy effect. On the end of January, the wounds in the back had extended and united into one, the wounds of the feet also continuing to improve up to the time of his death. I am of opinion that the cause of his death was principally from the wound in the back. The insanity under which the patient was labouring added to his danger." By the Coroner - Can you swear that in your opinion his removal produced death? Witness - That I cannot say. RICHARD MARTIN stated - "I attended deceased, who was brought here about four weeks since. On washing him I found two wounds in his back each about six inches in circumference, with several others. The little tow of each foot appeared as though parting, and was black at the end. His feet appeared as if frost-bitten. The wounds were daily poulticed until last Wednesday. He died on Friday evening last. He was changed from side to side during the day, and never lay on his back." HENRY BATH, assistant overseer, stated - "I have known the deceased more than twelve months. The board of guardians appointed me to take him to the Lunatic Asylum, at Bodmin. I saw him on Saturday, the day before we left; he was in bed and appeared very week and feeble. I said he was going to have a ride, and he appeared glad. We had a cart with oaten straw in the bottom, a winnowing sheet, and a cloak for covering; the deceased had no great coat, but the driver had, and I had a cloak. The nurse said when we left that he had a gall on his back. He could not walk, and we carried him to the cart. He appeared very weak in bed, but he had on a strait jacket. I knew the surgeon had attended the house. On our journey we stopped at Tresillian, where I gave him coffee and some pasty. We stopped there about a quarter of an hour, but did not take him out, although we did so at the Indian Queens. When I arrived at the asylum, Mr. Hicks refused to take him in for want of the necessary certificate. On being refused, I took him to Mr. Luxon's, and the order was sent from Falmouth on Tuesday evening. I left Mr. Luxon's on Monday morning." By a Juror - Were you aware of any wounds on the deceased? Witness - "No other than a gall, and I only requested that he might not be undressed, thinking it would be more comfortable for him. I do not remember having said that a stable would do for him." When closely questioned by a juror, witness admitted the man had no other covering than a winnowing sheet, and that it rained on the journey. Mr. Luxon, re-examined. Positively asserted in the face of the overseer, that he said a stable or a back house would do for the deceased. THOS. MORCOMB stated - "I am a guardian of the Falmouth Union. Deceased belonged to the parish of Mabe, of which I have been guardian since March last. His mother applied for relief for him at the rate of 2s. per week. From that time he had had pay until admitted into the union. The medical man said on the 26th of November, that the pauper was a fit subject for the asylum. In the first week in December, the doctor's weekly report stated he was better, and advised delay for another week. The following week it was reported that Bowden was worse and must be removed. JOSEPH HUNT stated - "I am nurse at the Penryn house. The deceased was brought to the union in November. His feet were swollen, and I told the governor of it. I undressed him; he had no wound on his back, but complained that his feet were bad. The next day he appeared insane. The doctor saw him every other day. After some time we could not keep him in, but he would walk about almost every night. No one slept in the same room. I first observed a wound in his back two days before he left. I used to put a strait jacket on him night and day. I washed him and put on a clean shirt, and changed the sheets every day. The morning he left there was nothing but a bit of skin gone about the size of half a crown." On being questioned by a juror, witness admitted the part was inflamed all around about four inches in diameter. "He used to sing a good deal. When taken away he appeared better. I told him he was going to have a ride; he appeared pleased. I showed the doctor the wound on the Friday I discovered it. I think it came on by neglect. The doctor gave me a powder and lotion with which to wash it every day." A letter was then read, being the doctor's report respecting the patient, which stated he had ordered a lotion, with which the wound and inflamed part were to be washed every day, which was done for four or five days previous to his leaving. Dr. Tyerman, re-examined by the foreman - Do you think, as a medical gentleman, from the description of the wound with the surrounding inflammation as spoken to by the nurse, that there was danger in removing the deceased? After a pause, Dr. Tyerman said that not having seen the wound before his removal he could not hazard an opinion. The question was again pressed, but Dr. Tyerman still made the same reply, and stated that sometimes wounds spread very rapidly.

Verdict of the Jury. "That John Bowden died from a mortification of wounds in his back, arising from a debilitated state of health - that the jury are of opinion that the deceased was not in a fit state of health to be removed, nor was the conveyance suitable for him, and that the neglect of the proper authorities of the Falmouth union in not sending the warrant and medical certificate for his admission into the Bodmin Lunatic Asylum, by which he was without medical assistance from Sunday, the 16th to Thursday, the 19th of December, which accelerated his death." The foreman addressed the overseer and guardian, by request of the jury, as follows:- "I beg to state that the case of the deceased appears to be somewhat involved in mystery. There appears to be a discrepancy in the evidence of the nurse, and that of the medical officer - the nurse having stated on oath that the wound was first discovered by him on the Friday previous to his removal on the Sunday, and Mr. Street having stated that he treated it medically for four or five days. That this jury, feeling it to be a solemn duty to the cause of humanity, cannot separate without stating that they consider there was gross neglect manifested towards the deceased by the authorities of the Falmouth Union, - that although a man were suffering under the frowns of providence, it is no reason why he should be neglected. The rich can have every convenience and comfort, but the poor are dependent on others; and we hereby declare that the treatment towards the deceased was such as meets with our utmost disapprobation."

On Friday last, an inquest was held at St. Minver, before Mr. GILBERT HAMLEY, deputy coroner, and a respectable jury, on a view of the bodies of two men, which were washed ashore, supposed to have belonged to the unfortunate crew of the "William Pitt," which was wrecked off Padstow on Monday week last. JAMES HERVISON, the only one of the crew saved, identified the bodies as those of MIDDLETON RICHARDSON, and JAMES DOUGLAS, one of the cook, and the other a seaman. He again went through his evidence, which was given in last week's paper; and after one or two witnesses were examined, the jury could not give their verdict without an adjournment, in order that the pilots and sub-commissioners of Padstow might be examined. The inquiry was therefore adjourned to Tuesday, on which day one of the pilots, and Mr. MASON, one of the sub-commissioners, were present. JAMES BROKENSHIRE, the pilot stated that he was appointed pilot in 1835; he received a certificate of qualification signed by Mr. MASON, Mr. RAWLINGS, and Capt COURTENAY; his duty was to board ships when wanted, and when a vessel coming into the harbour hoists a jack, then it becomes his duty immediately to go to her and pilot her in. "It is our duty always to be on the look out. There are five pilots besides myself belonging to Padstow; the pilots live in the town of Padstow." He was, on Monday last, during the storm, at Hawker's Cove, looking out for vessels; he saw a vessel apparently making for the harbour; he went immediately to get a boat to go to her assistance; he saw the sea strike her on the larboard quarter; she never again answered the helm till she struck on the sand; he then ran to the points; he looked at the vessel for ten minutes; the apparatus is kept at the points; he told some men who were there if they could get the apparatus they might be of some service; the keys of the house in which the apparatus is kept are sometimes kept with one person and sometimes with another; they receive no salary; vessels are not compelled to take a pilot. This witness was examined at great length by several of the jury as to his duty, appointment, &c.; but it seemed that although complaints were often made to the sub-commissioners of their negligence and want of vigilance, and that they were never at their posts in foul weather, they merely got a reprimand, and they would not care if they were discharged, as their situation was not worth holding. This witness stated that the captains of vessels were prejudiced against them, and they were trying by every means in their power to stare them out. Mr. Mason then stated that he was one of the sub-commissioners appointed by the corporation of Trinity House; his duty was to examine pilots as to their qualification and skill in bringing ships to harbour, and upon his certificate of qualification licenses are granted. "It is not our duty," he said, "to see that the men do theirs, but when there is any complaint respecting the pilots it is heard by the sub-commissioners. There have been several complaints against the pilots. I consider the pilots are not so vigilant as they ought to be; some of the pilots ought always to be on the points. It has been ordered that two of the pilots should always be on the look out at the points. They have received orders not to leave the points until they are relieved by other pilots. Mr. Mason stated it could not be expected that the pilots would do their duty whilst captains of vessels refused to employ them; their situations were not worth GBP20 a year, or even GBP15; and when the pilots sometimes at the risk of their lives, go out in their boats to assist in bringing a vessel into the harbour, they are told they are not wanted, and to go about their business. The enquiry lasted nearly five hours when the jury returned the following verdict:- We find that Middleton Richardson and James Douglas, were drowned by shipwreck; but we consider that if the Padstow pilots had been at their post, the vessel and crew might have been saved. We beg to add that we believe, from the evidence adduced, the present system of pilotage is not only an injury to the trade of Padstow, but a disgrace to our country; and we, therefore, hope that such measures will be taken by those to whom is entrusted the pilotage of the harbour, as shall prevent the recurrence of such disasters.

The following inquests have been held before J. CARLYON, Esq., coroner, since our last report. On Saturday last, at Buck's Head, in the parish of St. Clement, on the body of EMMA KEAST, aged six years, who accidentally caught her clothes on fire last Thursday, and died from the injuries she received before the fire could be extinguished, the following day. Verdict, accidental death.

The same day at Truro, on the body of THOMAS MATTHEWS, aged 52 years, who was returning from the Quay drawing a hand cart, when he dropped down and died. Deceased had been subject to epileptic fits for some years, and the jury, after hearing the evidence, was satisfied that his death was occasioned by one. Verdict accordingly.

On Monday last, in Kea parish, on the body of WILLIAM COAD, who was taking a load of candles in his master's waggon, to Wheal Vor mine, on Tuesday, the 21st inst., when he accidentally fell just before the wheels, which went over his body before the horses could be stopped. Although there was a ton and a half of candles in the waggon, and the waggon weighed about 15 cwt, he survived the injuries he received until the 26th inst. Verdict, accidental death. Deodand 1s.

On Tuesday last, at Mylor, on the body of MARY VARCOE, aged 68 years, who was found dead in her bed the preceding morning. Verdict, found dead.

DREADFUL MURDER AT PENZANCE - On Tuesday morning last, the greatest excitement prevailed in Penzance, in consequence of the discovery of one of the most appalling murders which it has ever fallen to our lot to record. The supposed perpetrator of this tragical crime is a man named BENJAMIN ELLISON, aged about 55; and, we are informed, belonging to some part of the north of England. His unfortunate victim was ELIZABETH ROUS SEMAN, about the same age as himself, and also an entire stranger in Penzance. They had resided together about eighteen months in one of the cottages in Rosevean road, nearly opposite the Catholic Chapel.

Previously to the discovery of the murder, about eleven o'clock on Monday night, Ellison called at the Temperance Hotel, in Prince's-street, and asked for some refreshment. He enquired if he could sleep- there that night; and on being asked why he did not go home, he said it was too late to do so, and requested to see a man named Eddy, who lodged at the hotel. Eddy came, and in the course of conversation asked how Mrs. Seman (the murdered woman) was, to which Ellison replied that she was unwell. He appeared depressed in spirits, and was continually examining and rubbing his hands. He retired to rest, and on the following morning, between five and six o'clock, came down stairs and left the hotel. From thence it appears he went to the house of Mrs. HILL, in Rosevean-road, and informed her that his house had been broken open, and that Mrs. Seman was murdered. Greatly alarmed, she accompanied him to the fatal spot, where, stretched on the floor, lay the mutilated remains of the unfortunate woman. Her face was covered with a gauze veil, and, there were marks of blood in all directions. Ellison said he would inform the police, and requested Mrs. Hill to give the alarm. About nine o'clock he again called at the Temperance Hotel, communicating the dreadful intelligence there, and shortly afterwards was himself arrested on suspicion. The scene at the house on Tuesday morning was horrifying in the extreme. A huge hatchet was found upon the floor were lay the unfortunate victim, whereby the head was nearly severed from the body. Upon the handle and blunt part of the axe were spots of blood, and in the hand of the deceased was clasped some hair, which it is said corresponded in colour with Ellison's. The back part of the head was nearly beaten in, and other parts of the body were dreadfully cut and mangled. From appearances, there is reason to believe that a desperate struggle must have ensued between the deceased and her murderer; and it is reported that the hands of Ellison are much bruised, and one of his fingers apparently bitten. About seven o'clock on Monday evening, a neighbour of the deceased met Ellison on the North Parade, and soon after that time, he was seen on Rosevean road proceeding in the direction of the house where the murder was committed. No alarm of any kind was heard by the neighbours, but it appears they were principally in the town witnessing the proceedings connected with the general holiday.

A coroner's inquest was held upon the body as speedily as practicable, before JOHN ROSCORLA, Esq., and a respectable jury. The proceedings occupied between eight and nine hours, during the whole of which time the hall was crowded. The evidence adduced was of a circumstantial nature, but sufficiently conclusive to lead the jury after a short consultation, to return a verdict of "wilful murder" against Benjamin Ellison. He was committed to take his trial on the charge at the next assizes, and left Penzance in custody at an early hour on Wednesday morning for Bodmin. Messrs. MILLETT and BORLASE attended the inquest on behalf of Ellison, who has stated various particulars regarding the deceased. He says that she was in the receipt of an annuity, and was shortly about to be married to a gentleman of title, on which event taking place she had agreed to settle upon him (Ellison) an annual income. He also states that a gold watch, and wearing apparel to a considerable amount, had been stolen from the dwelling.

STRATTON - The remains of the late Rev. JACOB STEPHEN HAWKER, Vicar of Stratton, were laid in the vault under the communion table, in the parish church, on Thursday, the 26th ult., at eight o'clock. The body was followed to the church by his sons and his daughters' husbands, and a numerous multitude of his lamenting friends. All the shops in the town were closed to express the regard of the inhabitants, and their attachment to the memory of their departed pastor, who had been their spiritual guide for [18 years?]. The solemn service for the dead was most impressively read by the curate of the deceased, the Rev. J. NORTON HARPER.

LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY - We understand that the annual sermons in behalf of this institution will be preached at Bethesda chapel, Truro, on Sunday next; and that the public meeting will be held in the same place on Monday evening. A missionary from Tahiti, and another from Siberia, will attend on the occasion.

FALMOUTH - IMPORTANT FROM NEW ZEALAND - By the ship "Midlothian," MORRISON, master, from Sydney, N.S.W., for London, we learn that she spoke on the 2nd of April, in lat. 35.43 S., long. 177. 56 E., the "Mars," of New Bedford, whaler, which vessel reports having seen three days previous, H.M. ship "North Star" working into the Bay of Islands. She also reports that the natives there, having had an encounter with the crew of H.M. ship "Hazard," and some British troops, the flag staff had been pulled down, and the town of Kororarika burnt; about one hundred natives had been killed and wounded, and about eighteen or twenty English. The commander of the "Hazard" was also badly wounded, and the English inhabitants had all left for Auckland. - All was quiet when the "Mars" left.

RARA AVIS - On Saturday last, Mr. GEORGE SIMMONS, jun., presented to the Museum of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, a young crow (Corvus Corone), wholly of a pale-brown colour, which was shot in Kernick Moor, in the parish of St. Stephens near St. Austell, on Friday last, by NICHOLAS TRUSCOTT, miller. It had been seen in that district for several days, with three or four other young birds, apparently of the same brood, as they were accompanied by an old one, which sometimes fed them all. The others were all black.

LAUNCH - Wednesday, the 2nd instant, was the day fixed for the launch of the "Queen" steamer, for the building yard of Mr. BROOMING, at Calstock; but the unpropitious state of the weather, and other unforeseen circumstances, rendered it necessary to postpone the ceremony until the following day, when it took place in the presence of numerous spectators. The vessel was named by Lady TRELAWNY, who, on throwing the bottle of wine at the bows, said - "the Queen, of Calstock, may she prosper;" which was accompanied by hearty cheers. The "Queen" is 70 feet long, 14 feet 6 inches beam, 35 horse power, and will not draw three feet of water when her machinery and cargo are on board. She is intended to ply on the Tamar, between Devonport and Calstock, and her draught of water will admit of her taking parties to the Weir Head.

WRESTLING - On Monday, the 30th ult., a wrestling match took place in a field near Callington, and ended on Saturday last. On account of the bad weather in the earlier part of the week, the ring was thinly attended; but the weather having cleared up on Thursday, and remained fine during the rest of the week, there was a tolerably good attendance. Neither GUNDRY nor CHAPPLE were present although both were expected. There were but few players from Devon, none of whom won a prize. The play throughout was considered good; and the first prize of GBP10 was awarded to Wm. PENHALE; the second, GBP6, to RICHARD BRAY; the third, GBP4, to RICHARD ALLEN; and the fourth, GBP2, to THOMAS JAGO.

GREAT POLNOOTH MINE - On Saturday last, several pitches were set at this mine, near St. Austell, which are now in progress of working.

THE SOUTH DEVON AND EAST CORNWALL HOSPITAL - We have great pleasure in announcing, that a very liberal donation of one hundred guineas has been presented to this institution, by WILLIAM HODGE, Esq., of Devonport; and another of twenty one pounds, by T. J. AGAR ROBARTES, Esq., of Lanhydrock.

TRURO POLICE - On Friday last, JAMES MACQUIRE was charged with indecently exposing his person. Inspector PAINE received information on that day, that a man was travelling on the road from Falmouth to Truro in a most indecent manner, his only covering being a hat. The inspector, taking a policeman with him, immediately proceeded in search of the individual; but on arriving at the top of Lemon-street, was informed that he had passed the turnpike gate and that the particulars with regard to his appearance were perfectly correct. They went in pursuit, and found him in a lodging-house in Calenick-street, in the act of clothing himself with a few habiliments he had procured from some disreputable characters. The accused stated before the magistrates that he had no intention of insulting any person, but that his exposure arose solely from want of clothing. He left Penryn at one o'clock on Friday, and arrived at Truro about three, where he said he came to look for work. He was committed to the House of Correction for one month, with hard labour.

On Monday last, WILLIAM PETERS was charged with stealing gooseberries from the garden of HENRY LAMBE Esq., Strangways Terrace. About three o'clock on Sunday morning, policeman WOOLCOCK saw two boys in the garden, one of whom was picking strawberries and the other gooseberries. He apprehended Peters, but the other lad escaped. A quantity of gooseberries was found in the prisoner's pockets. Committed for three months, the two last to hard labour.

On Tuesday, ALFRED WILLS, of Truro, tailor, was charged with stealing a quantity of brass, the property of E. TURNER, Esq. The prisoner was committed to take his trial at the next assizes.

FALMOUTH POLICE - SMUGGLING - On Friday last, Captain POPHAM, of the "Clara," whose case of smuggling we reported last week, was brought up for final examination. A custom-house boatman, named TRESTRAIL, proved to finding the 20lbs. of tobacco in a hollow space under a locker or drawer, which he considered concealed, and which was not entered in the captain's manifest. Mr. MOORMAN, prisoner's counsel, in cross-examining this witness, elicited that the drawer was not locked, that on many occasions on board other vessels he had seen small parcels of the same kind of tobacco, belonging to the crew, in various parts of the ship, but had not seized them. Mr. Moorman next contended that he was prepared to show that his client's case was one which came under the clause of exemption provided by the legislature, this very tobacco being really intended for the ship's use. Mr. Moorman then read the section of the act which exempts from forfeiture "all spirit, tea, or tobacco, really intended for the ship's use; and called several captains of vessels to prove, first, that the place where the tobacco was found was the usual place for keeping it on board similar vessels, and the quantity not greater than the necessities of the ship's crew would require. He likewise called Captain Popham's mate, who deposed that the captain was in the habit of serving out tobacco to the men, and that he kept it in that particular place, because his clothes occupied the drawers; and besides, to prevent the boy stealing it. The bench ruled that the clause referred to by Mr. Moorman did not apply to the case before them, inasmuch as the tobacco was not entered in the ship's manifest - a fatal omission. They, therefore, without any personal feelings against the prisoner, felt bound to fine him in the full penalty of GBP100, or six months' imprisonment; at the same time they would be glad to sign a memorial to the Customs' Board praying a mitigation of the fine.

DARING ROBBERY - On Friday last, some person or persons opened two doors belonging to Mr. JULIAN, tailor, of Flushing, by means of picklocks, and stole a quantity of cloth, amounting in value to nearly GBP70. There is no trace of the guilty parties.

COMMITMENTS - On Monday last, a lad named ROBERT TREWIN, was committed to Bodmin for trial, by C. B. G. SAWLE, Esq., for stealing bread from a cart at Holmbush, the property of Mr. HART, baker, of St. Austell.

At a petty sessions held at St. Austell, on Tuesday last, a man named DANIEL BROWN, who travels about to markets and fairs as a pedlar, was brought up for ill-treatment of his family, and was committed to the treadmill for one month.

SWANSEA, July 4. - The "Elegant," of Falmouth, came in contact with the "Cornish Lass[?]," this morning and sunk.

FATAL ACCIDENT - On Friday se'nnight, the infant child of Mr. KNIGHT, farmer, Lanivet, fell into a hot pan of milk, and was so severely scalded, that it died on the following day.

MINE ACCIDENT - On Tuesday last, as two men, of the names of JOHN BLIGHT and GEORGE JONES, were at work in the Iron mine, Lostwithiel, a hole they were preparing for blasting exploded before they had time to escape; in consequence of which Blight was very much injured, and lies in a very dangerous state. The other, Jones, is in a fair way of recovery.

DISTRESSING ACCIDENT - On Wednesday last, a melancholy accident occurred on board the trawler "Mary," of Falmouth, to her captain, THOMAS TIPPETT. Whilst fishing in the offing outside Falmouth harbour, they had occasion to shift the jib, in doing which, the vessel came head to wind, causing the trawl wharp to move out of its proper place, and slide forward. In passing, it entangled Tippett, and dragged him overboard; and before his shipmates could render any assistance, he sunk. A boat from one of the other trawlers was quickly on the spot, but too late to save his life. The poor fellow leaves a widow, to whom he has been united only a few months, totally unprovided for. He was generally respected, particularly by his employer.

CORONERS' INQUESTS - On Monday last, an inquest was held at Michaelstow church-town, on the body of JOHN COUCH, a labourer, aged 67 years, who died the day previous of apoplexy, while tolling the church bell for divine service. Two boys were in the belfry with him, and seeing the poor man in the act of falling, went out for assistance; and on their return he was found resting against the wall, with the bell rope in his hand, a corpse. The congregation were assembled in the church, and were not aware of the awful event until the service was over. The poor man had been sexton of the parish for a number of years. Verdict, - died by the visitation of God.

On Friday last, an inquest was held at Gwennap, before J. CARLYON, Esq., coroner, on the body of JAMES LOBB, aged 35 years, who was killed in the United mines, by a slide of ground falling on him whilst at work. Verdict, - accidental death.

On Wednesday last, an inquest was held before the same coroner, at Gwennap, on the body of JAMES BRAY, aged 18 years. The deceased was a kibble filler, at Wheal Henry mine, in the parish of Kenwyn, and whilst so employed some stuff fell from above on his head, and killed him on the spot. Where the stuff fell from could not be ascertained; but it did not appear to have fallen from the surface. Verdict, accidental death.

QUARTER SESSIONS - JAMES RYAN alias CANNON, 17, was charged with stealing a mare, the property of WILLIAM CREGGS, of Gwennap. The mare was stolen from a field of prosecutor's, and sold on the 1st of May, at East Wheal Rose, to JOHN HOSKIN for 23s. Guilty - Twelve Months' Hard Labour.

ANN EVANS, 33, was charged with stealing a cloth cloak, from ANN EVANS, widow of St. Agnes. The prisoner was Acquitted in consequence of the prosecutrix, who was about 80 years' old, being prevented, through severe illness, from coming up to give evidence of the identity of the property.

FRANCES MARY EVANS, 14, daughter of the last prisoner, was charged with stealing a boa, the property of JOSEPH LETCHER, of St. Agnes. ELIZABETH LETCHER, wife of prosecutor, after stating the circumstances of the robbery, which she said was effected by the prisoner, on being questioned as to identity, could not swear whether it was prisoner or her sister. The court subsequently directed a verdict of Acquittal.

ANN BAZELEY, 28, was convicted of stealing an apron, the property of WILLIAM LUKEY, of Lanivet. Two Months' Hard Labour.

THOMAS GILBERT, 21, was charged with stealing two ounces of lamp black, and six lbs. of red paint, the property of WILLIAM TRESIDDER, wheelwright, of Sithney. It was alleged that the prisoner had taken the articles from the shop of his master, the prosecutor, to do some work in brown paint, for a person called PETER RICHARDS, who had employed him for the purpose. Acquitted.

WILLIAM CLEMENS, 49, pleaded Guilty of stealing a quantity of guano, the property of WILLIAM CLEMENS, of Liskeard. One Month's Hard Labour.

RICHARD LANE, jun., 22, was charged with stealing a baking dish, two plates, a sack, and a quantity of potatoes, the property of CHARLES ROGERS, a farmer of St. Blazey. The property was found by the agents of Fowey Consols mine in April, on their going to examine an old engine-house at Wheal Maudlin, which had long been unoccupied, except, as it appeared on the trial, by prisoner and a companion, who had a bed up-stairs. The prisoner was found in the engine-house, concealing himself on the bob-plat. Guilty - Six Months' Hard Labour. The prisoner was also tried for stealing a blue cotton handkerchief, the property of JOHN GRIGG, butcher of St. Blazey. The handkerchief was found at the same time and place as the articles in the previous indictment. The Court directed an Acquittal, on account of the long period that had elapsed since the time when the articles were missed by the prosecutor early in January.

JAMES DANCASTER, 25, was convicted of stealing a wagon whip, the property of RICHARD CARNE, of Liskeard. A previous conviction, on a charge of felony, was proved against the prisoner. Twelve Months' Hard Labour.

JANE DANIEL, 25, was charged with stealing a shawl, the property of ANN HOBLYN, at JOSEPH COURTNAY's lodging house, in Liskeard. Guilty - Three Months' Hard Labour.

JOHN HICKS, 21, was charged with stealing a fustian shooting jacket, and a light waistcoat, from DAVID TREVETHAN, a labourer at St. Issey. Guilty - Two Months' Hard Labour.

MATTHEW PASCOE, 21, was charged with stealing two silk handkerchiefs, the property of NEVEL GREENAWAY, a fellow-lodger at Liskeard. Guilty - Three Months' Hard Labour.

JOHN WALTON, 40, was charged with stealing from the person of WILLIAM DAGGER, at Truro, 17 sovereigns, 2 half-sovereigns, one five-shilling piece, and GBP4. 2s. 6d. in half crowns, shillings and sixpences, and a purse. Mr. HOCKIN conducted the prosecution; Mr. SHILSON the defence. The prosecutor was robbed of the above money in the tap-room of the Barley Sheaf Inn, Truro, on the 15th of May. He was in the room from the evening till four o'clock the next morning, and was very drunk. He went to sleep - and on waking missed his money. There were a dozen persons in the room at the time, and he utterly failed in showing that the prisoner was the guilty party. The prosecution was abandoned, and on a verdict of Acquittal being returned, the Chairman told the prosecutor that this was one of the most disgraceful cases he had ever seen in that Court, and the Bench had determined not to allow his expenses.
APPEAL - LANDULPH appellant; ST. IVE, respondent. Mr. SHILSON applied for leave to enter and adjourn an appeal lodged at the last Session, on the ground that the pauper was unable to attend by reason of illness. Mr. ANSTIS, for respondent, consented, and the application was granted.

CORNWALL MIDSUMMER SESSIONS - Tuesday, July 1. - JOHN MAGOR, 17, was charged with stealing several pence and half-pence, the property of ROBERT STEPHENS SMALE. The money stolen, amounting to 9 1/4 d., was alleged to have been taken from a desk in the Rev. Mr. WINGFIELD's school, in the parish of Gulval, of which the prosecutor is master, and was accountable for the money. - Acquitted.

JAMES THOMAS KEVERNE was convicted of stealing five duck's eggs, at Paul, the property of WM. TONKIN. - To Be Privately Whipped.

JAMES BERRYMAN, 40, was indicted for stealing, in the parish of Sancreed, seven sheaves of wheat reed, the property of SAMUEL IVEY. Mr. JOHN appeared for the prosecution and Mr. BENNALLACK for the defence. On the 23rd of May, the prosecutor discovered that several sheaves of reed had been taken from his mow. He traced them over a hedge into a field of potatoes and corn, and continued the tracing for some distance till he ended at Berryman's house; in the pigs' house, he found seven sheaves, which on comparison with what he had at home, he had no doubt were his property. A verdict of Guilty was returned against the prisoner. Two Months' Hard Labour.

RICHARD COCK, 44, was found Guilty of stealing a shovel and rake, the property of JOHN PARKIN, of Lostwithiel. Four Months' Imprisonment, One Fortnight Solitary.

JOHN WILLIAMS, 11, was charged with stealing a cock, the property of FRANCIS GREEN. The prosecutor is a butcher, of Truro, and has a farm at Coosbean. On the 26th of April last, a man who was standing near Mr. Green's premises at Coosbean, observed the prisoner leaving the place with something under his arm. Suspecting all was not right, he followed him across a three-acre field, when the prisoner, finding himself closely pursued, threw the fowl down. Guilty - To be Privately Whipped. The bill against JOHN CHARLES PASCOE, committed for the same offence was ignored by the grand jury. Mr. JOHN applied to the court in behalf of Mr. WILLIAM WHEAR, maltster, of Kilkhampton, for the return of certain duties on malt which had been consumed by fire, according to the provisions of the 7th and 8th Geo. IV., cap. 52. The fire took place on the 3rd of May, and the quantity consumed was 230 bushels. Mr. ALLEN, supervisor of excise proved that due notice of the application had been given. An order was granted for the return of the duty claimed, amounting to GBP67. 5s. 4 1/2 d. WEDNESDAY, JULY 2. (Before J. K. LETHBRIDGE, Esq.) WILLIAM HUSBAND, 15, was found Guilty of stealing two half-crowns, nineteen shillings, three sixpences, and two farthings, from the shop of WILLIAM ROBERTS, draper and grocer, at Mevagissey. Six Months' Hard Labour. JOHN TABB, 28, was charged with stealing a fowl, the property of KITTY HENWOOD, of Little Petherick. Guilty, Three Months' Hard Labour. WILLIAM HENRY GLASSON, 18, was charged with stealing two girth ropes and other rope, from SAMUEL CHIRGWIN, of Newlyn, in the parish of Paul. Guilty - Twelve Months' Hard Labour.

ANN FAULL, 36, was charged with stealing an iron pot, value 9d., the property of Mr. RICHARD MOYLE, shopkeeper and ironmonger, at Redruth. ELIZABETH TRESTRAIL, an assistant to the prosecutor, stated that the prisoner came into the shop on the 26th of June, about nine o'clock in the evening, and asked for a half penny worth of soda. A girl served her, and she left immediately afterwards, when witness observed her take an iron pot from behind the door where there were several of them. Mr. Moyle, on being informed of the robbery, went after the prisoner and found the pot in her possession. She first proved to be forgiven, but afterwards said she had paid for the pot to Elizabeth Trestrail, who, however, swore positively that she had not sold it. Guilty - Six Months' Imprisonment with Hard Labour.

JAMES JOHNS, charged with stealing a fowl, value 1s., the property of SILAS GILBERT, was Acquitted.

SAMUEL YOULTON was charged with stealing a quantity of Guano and a bag, the property of WILLIAM LUKE. Mr. HOCKIN appeared for the prosecutor, and Mr. STOKES for the defence. The prosecutor keeps guano for sale in the parish of Gwennap, and between the 12th[?] and 14th of May last, lost from his stores a bag containing 1 cwt. 2 qrs. 14 lbs. weight of Guano. In consequence of information, he went with a constable to a croft, in the occupation of the prisoner, where he found a bag in a pit covered over with stones. This bag contained another which prosecutor believed to be his property, and there was found in it 1 cwt. 2 qrs. 13 lbs. weight of guano, a small quantity being also in the outer bag. SUSAN MATTHEWS said she saw the prisoner on the 14th of May last going towards the croft with a wheelbarrow, in which he was conveying a sack. Mr. Stokes, for the defence, called ELIZ HODGE, a sister-in-law of the accused, who said that at the time Susan Matthews passed, the prisoner was conveying a sack of potatoes to his field to till them. The prisoner was acquitted.

SAMUEL YOULTON, the same prisoner, was then charged with stealing a bag, the property of ANDREW UREN. The evidence being substantially the same as in the preceding case, the jury, by direction of the Court, Acquitted the Prisoner.

JANE RICHARDS, 20, was convicted of stealing a duck, the property of JANE JENKIN, of Redruth. Guilty. Four Months' Hard Labour.

DISGRACEFUL CRUELTY - WILLIAM TREMEWAN, 20, was indicted for maliciously and feloniously maiming a female ass, in the parish of Roche, the property of JOHN MATHEWS. Mr. Childs conducted the prosecution, and Mr. SHILSON defended the prisoner. The owner of the mutilated animal stated that it was uninjured previously to the 2nd of May, and on the 3rd he saw it in the stable of the Bugle Inn, in the parish of St. Austell, having but one ear and a piece of another. WILLIAM THOMAS, a farmer, residing in the parish of Roche, heard a noise on the night of the 2nd of May, after he retired to bed. He came down stairs and took a lantern with him. Hearing a groan proceeding from an outhouse, he proceeded thither, but could not open the door. He held up his lantern, however, and saw a donkey lying down in the outhouse, and the prisoner standing against the wall. The donkey's head was covered with blood, and there was a quantity under him; there was some blood on the prisoner's coat and trousers, and the donkey's ear was still bleeding. On asking the prisoner what he was doing in the place, he said he saw a donkey in the house, and went in to drive it out. The ear of the donkey was lying about two feet from the hatch, but the prisoner, on being questioned by Mr. Thomas, denied cutting it off, and said the man who did it ought to be hung. After getting the donkey down the lane, Mr. Thomas returned, when the prisoner offered to show him his knife, remarking that he supposed he should be charged with wounding the animal. On Cross-Examination, Mr. Thomas admitted that the donkey might have strayed into the place, and said the prisoner had been in his employ. HENRY HARRIS, constable of the parish of Roche, returning from St. Austell market on the evening of the 2nd of May, saw the donkey on the road near the Bugle Inn, about three hundred yards from the outhouse where he was found by Mr. Thomas; he also saw the prisoner in a beer-shop near the Bugle Inn. Mr. SHILSON, for the defendant, strongly contended that he had only, on hearing a noise in the outhouse, proceeded thither to drive the animal out, which it was reasonable to suppose he would do, as being in Mr. Thomas's employ. He called several respectable witnesses, who testified to the prisoner's good character. The Chairman elaborately summed up the evidence, and the jury, after a short deliberation, Acquitted the Prisoner.

JAMES HAWKE, was charged with stealing at Wadebridge, a sheaf of reed, the property of Mr. T. S. TICKELL, surgeon. Mr. LUXMOORE, for the prosecution, called JOHN TREGAY, servant to Mr. Tickell, who said that he was passing his master's stable on the evening of the 21st of April, and fancied he heard something fall from the loft. On opening the door, he saw a bundle of reed on the stable floor, and the prisoner about half-way down the ladder. He begged that witness would say nothing of the matter to his master. Mr. BENNALLACK subjected the witness to a severe cross-examination, and called evidence for the defendant. The jury then briefly deliberated, and adjudged the prisoner Guilty. The prosecutor recommended him to mercy. Three Months' Hard Labour.

ELIZABETH HICKS, 14, was charged with stealing, at Launceston, a show glass and one pound weight of sugar candy, the property of HENRY GEAKE. The prosecutor, a grocer and tea-dealer, at Launceston, was in his sitting room on the 30th of May, whence he could see what took place in the shop. About half-past eight o'clock, he saw the prisoner enter the shop, and take a cake of salt-prunella. She left, but came a second time, and mounting on the counter, took down a show-glass from the shelf. Covering it in her apron she then left the shop, but was followed by the prosecutor, and overtaken with the property in her possession. The prisoner was found Guilty, but received a good character, and was recommended by the prosecutor to the merciful consideration of the court. One Month's Hard Labour.

MARY HARVEY, 67, and JANE HARVEY, 31, were indicted for stealing a quantity of potatoes, the property of JOHN SLEEP, at Way Cross, in Northill. The wife of the prosecutrix left her house about eleven o'clock, on the 29th of April last, and returning found the door open, and her children out to play. They had about five or six bushels of potatoes under their bed, and perceiving the bed to be moved from its place, she examined and found that one peck and a half had been stolen. The prisoners lived in a room over the prosecutrix and her family, and the potatoes being trace to their possession, they were found Guilty. Three Months' Hard Labour.

JOSEPH GROSE GARLAND, 17, was charged with stealing a shirt, the property of THOMAS MOSS, of St. Austell; and a pair of stockings, the property of WILLIAM BARNICOAT. The prisoner was found Guilty upon both indictments. Six Months' Hard Labour.

SAMUEL GOYNE, 34, pleaded Guilty to a charge of stealing a frock-shirt, the property of WILLIAM WILLIAMS, of Liskeard. Two Months' Hard Labour.


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