cornwall england newspaper



5 FEBRUARY 1841, Friday

AUSTRALIAN PACKET SHIPS - To Port Phillip and Sydney. Persons intending to proceed to Australia, are respectfully informed that ships are despatched, from London and Plymouth, for the above ports, every month throughout the year, on fixed days, with strict punctuality. They are all of the first class, and of large tonnage; have poops, and the best possible accommodations; carry experienced Surgeons; and are liberally fitted and supplied with every essential to the comfort of Cabin, Intermediate, and Steerage Passengers.

A FREE PASSAGE will be granted to these fine Vessels, to suitable Married Agricultural Labourers and Mechanics, and also to Single Females, if in accordance with the Colonial Regulations. The demand for Labour in the Colony is EXTREMELY URGENT, and every competent and well-conducted person may reckon, with certainty, on immediate and constant employment, at liberal wages. All particulars may be know on application (post paid) to Mr. John MARSHALL, Australian Emigration Agent, 26, Birchin Lane, Cornhill, London, or to his Agent. Mr. Chas. S. EDSALL, Truro.

PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED - James BAZELEY, Joseph CARNE, John VIVIAN, H. C. MILLETT, and W. MILLETT, of Hayle Copper House, Cornwall, merchants.

FALMOUTH - On Thursday last, a schooner called the "Zephyr," of Dartmouth, was found deserted near the Wolf Rock; she was towed into this harbour, and consigned to Lloyd's agents, Messrs. BROAD and Son. She is laden with bark. No other reason can be assigned for her being deserted, than that she must have been struck by another vessel, as she appears damaged abaft, and her main-mast is carried off. It is supposed that the crew have escaped in the boat.

MORE CHILDREN BURNT - Last week, a little boy, about two years of age, the child of a labouring man named CLEMENTS, of St. Just in Penwith, whilst playing about a tea-kettle full of hot water, overset it, and was so dreadfully scalded that he died in a short time; and on Tuesday last, a little girl, about eight years of age, the child of a man named William HOCKIN, of the same parish, set her clothes on fire during the temporary absence of her mother, and was so much burnt that her life is despaired of.

SUDDEN DEATH - On Tuesday last, as a man named James HUDDY, 32 years of age, of Trelowthas, in the parish of Probus, was proceeding home from Tresillian, he broke a blood vessel, and was found lying dead shortly afterwards in the road. An inquest was held upon the body the following day, before J. CARLYON, Esq., and a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God" returned.

CORONERS' INQUESTS - Before Mr. HICHENS. On the 27th ult., at St. Ives, on the body of an old man named Oliver CHARD, who on the 25th, as he was wheeling a barrow of Lime-stone near a kiln, fell into the eye thereof, pulling the barrow of stone after him, which fell so greatly that he died on the following day. Verdict – "Accidental death." On the 28th ultimo, an inquest was held at Carn Brea mines, in Illogan, on the body of Thomas KIT….?) who was found dead in an engine house, on the (….?) shortly after the bursting of a boiler. The deceased was the engineman and must have come to the mine very early in the morning, as the explosion took place about four o'clock, for the purpose of getting up the steam. There was no other person present, and the accident could not, therefore, be accounted for, but as he was found in a standing position, resting his arms, it was thought that he had perhaps fallen asleep. It appeared in evidence that the machinery had been examined on the preceding day, and was found to be in perfect order. Verdict – "Accidental death." On the 2nd instant, an inquest was held at Gwinear, on the body of Elizabeth TRESTRAIL, aged about six year. The deceased was left on Saturday last at home with her father, who is about 74 years of age, and incapable of working. Whilst the mother, who is much younger, was at her work at a neighbouring mine, and during a short absence of the father from the house in his garden, the child's clothes caught on fire, and she was so dreadfully burnt that she died on Monday. Verdict – "Accidental death."

QUEEN'S BENCH - January 28, 1841. The Queen v. Altarnun. The sessions for Cornwall had confirmed an order of justices for the removal of a pauper from the Parish of Gwennap to the parish of Altarnun. One of the grounds of appeal was that the justices had made order upon the examination of the pauper, who was at the time a convicted felon. At the trial of the appeal, the purpose of shewing that the pauper was at the time his examination was taken, a convicted felon. The sessions refused to receive the evidence and confirmed the order subject to a case for the opinion of the court of Queen's Bench. Sir W. FOLLETT and Mr. M. SMITH were heard in support of the order of sessions, and Mr. Montague BERE against it. The Court decided that the removing Justices were right in taking the examination of the pauper not legally knowing him to be a convict, and that the sessions were right in refusing to receive the evidence of his being such convict. – Order of Sessions confirmed.

TYWARDREATH USEFUL KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY - On Thursday evening, the 28th ult., Mr. HOCKING delivered a lecture on the manufacture of animal skins. The lecturer treated largely on the method of tanning and the business of the currier, and illustrated his subject by exhibiting several tanned hides, and skins of sheep, lambs, seal, &c. He was several times applauded, and a vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to him. The next lecture, which will be on Agriculture, will be delivered by Mr. W. E. GEACH, on Thursday evening, the 23rd instant.

FALMOUTH - The frost was so intense on Tuesday night that on the following morning the fields of ice that came floating down the river from Penryn were like moving land covered with snow. The oldest inhabitant does not remember any thing like it and to-day (Thursday) the water is forming half way across the arm of the sea.

THE BAR - We perceive the name of our countryman John Thomas Henry PETER, Esq., among the gentlemen called to the bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, on Saturday last.

TRURO POLICE - On Friday last, Richard PILL, was committed to take his trial at the next sessions, for stealing hay from Mr. John FERRIS, maltster, but bail was offered and accepted. On Tuesday, Thomas PASKO, a deserter from the 11th regiment of foot, was remanded until further orders.

SMUGGLING - At the Guildhall, Falmouth, on Monday before S. BLIGHT, Esq., mayor, and J. CORNISH, Esq., the two persons who were committed to prison last week, till an answer was received from the board in London, were again brought up. Mr. MOORMAN appeared for the prisoners, and he produced evidence to show that neither of the prisoners was in the boat at the time the tobacco was placed there, and also that another person, not in custody, had been seen to put the goods in the boat unknown to the prisoners. The bench dismissed the charge. The penalty sought for was £100.

THE "THAMES" STEAMER - Her Majesty has contributed £30 to the fund for the relief of the widows and children of the persons lost in this steamer.

INCENDIARISM - A linhay, or cow-shed, in the field near to the town of Stratton, occupied by Mr. COLE, innkeeper, and which was almost contiguous to a hay-rick, of the value of £30 and upwards, was wilfully set on fire, and burnt to the ground, on the evening of Thursday last. By the timely arrival of a number of the inhabitants on the spot, during the destruction of the linhay, the cow-shed was saved, and it luckily happened that two fine cows, usually housed in the shed, had been removed the same evening to the occupier's premises in the town. Mr. GODDARD, the active police-officer of that place, has been on the alert ever since, but has not yet succeeded in apprehending the offenders.

TO TITHE APPORTIONERS - Parish of Treneglos. The landowners of the Parish of Treneglos, are desirous of contracting with proper persons, for making either a Tenement or Field Apportionment of the Rent-charges, payable in lieu of Great and Small Tithes of the Parish Of Treneglos, which contains by estimation about two thousand three hundred and sixty acres. Persons willing to undertake the same, are requested to send Sealed Tenders, stating the price per Acre at which (including stationary and all other expenses) they will complete either a Tenement or a Field Apportionment, and the time within which they will undertake to perform the same to Mr. W. F. PEARCE, Solicitor, Camelford, before Thursday, the twenty-fifth day of this instant February, when a meeting of the landowners will be held at the Parish Church of Treneglos aforesaid, by Twelve o'clock at noon, for the purpose of taking the Tenders into consideration, and for appointing such apportioner or apportioners. Dated, Feb. 3, 1841.

INCENDIARISM - A linhay, or cow-shed, in the field near to the town of Stratton, occupied by Mr. COLE, innkeeper, and which was almost contiguous to a hay-rick, of the value of £30 and upwards, was wilfully set on fire, and burnt to the ground, on the evening of Thursday last. By the timely arrival of a number of the inhabitants on the spot, during the destruction of the linhay, the cow-shed was saved, and it luckily happened that two fine cows, usually housed in the shed, had been removed the same evening to the occupier's premises in the town. Mr. GODDARD, the active police-officer of that place, has been on the alert ever since, but has not yet succeeded in apprehending the offenders.

THE WEATHER - The frost was so intense on Tuesday night that on the following morning the fields of ice that came flowing down the river from Penryn were like moving land covered with snow. The oldest inhabitant does not remember any thing like it, and to-day (Thursday) the water is forming half way across the arm of the sea.

TYWARDREATH PLOUGHING MATCH - We have been requested to state, that in consequence of the severe weather, this match could not come off yesterday; but due notice will be given by advertisement of the day on which it will take place.

12 FEBRUARY 1841, Friday

AMERICA - New York papers to the 9th January, brought by the Cambridge, have been at length delivered. They contain intelligence, of which no trace had been found in the papers of the 8th, which only the passengers previously landed had brought ashore with them. A warm and somewhat threatening discussion had arisen between Mr. FOX the British Minister of Washington, and the Foreign Minister of the United States, in consequence of the arrest and approaching trial, under the authority of the State Government of New York, of a British subject, Alexander MCLEOD, on the charge of piracy and murder, as one of the party who destroyed the "Caroline," an American steamer, within the jurisdiction of the United States, during the Canadian revolt. It will be remembered that in the winter of 1837 this steamer was seized and destroyed by Captain MACLEOD, and other officers, in consequence of her being employed for piratical purposes against this country by a band of pirates calling themselves "sympathisers" with the then rebels in Upper Canada. Captain Macleod, being lately at New York, was laid hold of by the authorities of that state, on the ground that he was concerned in the destruction of the "Caroline." Mr. Fox, our representative at Washington instantly claimed him, and demanded his immediate liberation. This Mr. FORSYTH, the American secretary of state, refused to accede to, on the ground that the state of New York possessed a jurisdiction perfectly independent of the Federal Government; that the offence with which Macleod stood charged was committed within the territory and against the laws and citizens of the state of New York, and was subject, therefore, to her tribunals; and therefore, the Federal Government had no right to interfere. Mr. Forsyth adds that, even if he possessed the power of liberating Capt. Macleod, the reasons advanced by Mr. Fox would not permit the exercise of it. The circumstance has caused a great deal of interest in America. The fact, however, is clear that the "Caroline," being a piratical vessel was liable to be destroyed wherever she could be found, and that to her the law of nations gives no protection. It is, therefore, to be hoped that the matter will be seen in its true light by the American government.

THE LATE GALES - Falmouth – During the past week, the weather has been unusually stormy, and on no occasion, for several winters, have there been such a long continuance of high winds. On Saturday last, the pier in front of Selley's hotel presented an alarming appearance, from a breach effected by the tide of the previous night. Several masons were employed to fill in stones and rubbish, and thus to prepare for the following tide, which we are happy to say did but little additional damage, and the pathway is now, in a great part secure. The cellars of Mr. Joseph SAMBELL, coal and timber merchant, are much damaged by part of the quay giving way, and the sea washing out about 60 tons of coals. He will be the greatest sufferer in the port. Mr. COCK, innkeeper, Market Street, has also been much injured by the total destruction of his brew-house and cellar, at the back of his house, with some masonry near the landing steps. Mrs. CARNE narrowly escaped having her grocery store-rooms carried out by the force of the waves. The quay at the Market Strand has suffered more than ever was known before, and the quay at Fish Strand had its steps partly thrown down and all the small paving stones loosened. At the lower end of the town, the quay has suffered a little in its upper works, but not materially; at the bank, near Arwennack, a large piece of the sea wall was undermined, and fell down, carrying with it part of the road way, and also managing a large piece of the adjoining wall. We are happy to hear that the vessels in the roads and harbour escaped without injury, although the gale was so long and violent, and the wind dead on the shore. Several vessels ran from their moorings to the river leading towards Penryn, and took up their berths in perfect safety, without injuring even a spar.

TRURO POLICE - On Friday last, Susan BROWN, was charged with assaulting John CLEMENS, stone-mason of Truro, and fined 5s. with costs. On Monday last, John LEAN, of Truro, was charged with being drunk and assaulting policeman DAVEY. Discharged on payment of expenses. Yesterday, John PASCOE of Penzance, and John THOMAS, of Truro, were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Pydar-street. Discharged on payment of expenses.

ROBBERY - On Tuesday, the 26th ult., a young man of the name of CARTER, absconded from the house of Mr. William THOMAS, of St. Just in Penwith, where he lodged, taking with him upwards of £1 in cash, the property of another lodger. The thief is said to be a native of Plymouth.

THE SMALL POX - We regret to learn that this dreadful disease is at present raging in the parish of St. Just in Penwith, to a fearful extent, and is awfully fatal in its effects both among children and adults.

ACCIDENT AT SEA - On the 1st instant, at three A.M., Lundy Island bearing N. by E. twelve miles, blowing hard, a young man on board the "Favourite," TIMOTHY, master, from Falmouth, for Newport, while engaged in close-reefing the foretop-sail, fell from the yard, and was drowned; His name was William HUMPHREY, and he was a native of Aberdovey. Every effort was made to save him without avail, he having disappeared almost immediately.

ST. MAWES - During the violent gale of wind experienced here on the 5th, 6th, and 7th instant, from the Eastward, the "Providence," Pilot Sloop, No. 8 lying in St. Mawes, parted her moorings during the night of the 5th, and drove on shore under Pendennis castle, and went to pieces. Her materials have been saved. There was no one on board, or she might have easily been saved, as there was plenty of sea room in her drifting. The French sloop, "Reparateur," MOMELIN master, from Cherbourg and Chichester for Llanelly, parted from her cables, lying off St. Mawes castle, came on shore near Upton slip and is bilged. Her materials and about 20 bags of nuts, being all her cargo, have been landed. The brig "Sarah," CHUDLEY master, from Swansea for Teignmouth, parted chain cable, and the vessel then driving, slipped from two others to run on the mud in Penryn river, but it being low water, she caught the ground between the two quays, where she remained until the following tide, when she was got alongside of Green Bank quay, with the assistance of a pilot and two other boats' crews from the shore; several other vessels slipped their anchors and cables and ran on the mud.

ACCIDENTS OCCASIONED BY THE FROST - On Sunday evening last, as Anthony WILLIAMS, Esq., of Mingoose, St. Agnes, was returning from a friend's, he fell, and broke his right leg. We are happy to hear that he is doing well. A poor girl called MAYNE, who was proceeding to her work in that parish, fell and dislocated her ancle. She was found in the road unable to move. Another poor girl called PROUT, who was going to the mine, fell, and dislocated her arm.

FATAL FROLIC - On Friday last, as Thomas BONEY and William THOMAS, two young men, were drinking together at the Dolphin Inn, Port Isaac, they began playing and wrestling, when Boney received a serious injury, supposed to be in the spine, as he was carried to bed completely paralysed. He retained his senses till Monday morning when he died. The deceased was a blacksmith. An inquest was held on the body, but we have not heard the result.

FATAL ACCIDENT - On Monday last, as a lad about 14 years of age, named Richard TREMAINE, who was employed at KNIGHT's mill, in the parish of St. Teath, was striking off ice from the wheel, while it was at work, he was caught by the arm of the wheel, and his head (…….?) to atoms. Verdict, Accidental death.

FATAL MINE ACCIDENT - On Tuesday last, a man named Samuel ROSE, 38? years of age, was killed at Charlestown United mines, St. Austell, by the falling of a large quantity of ground, which buried him, and literally crushed him to death.

CORONER'S INQUESTS – The following inquests have been holden during the past week by Wm. HICHENS, Esq. On Saturday last, at Newlyn near Penzance, on the body of William BARNS, who died suddenly on the night of the 2nd. The deceased went to bed about ten o'clock apparently in perfect health; but about two in the morning he wife was awakened by his loud breathing, when she found that he was in a state of insensibility, and before her next door neighbour could come to her assistance, the deceased was a corpse. Verdict; Natural death. On Monday, at Sennen, on the body of Dennis VINGOE, an aged woman, who on the 5th inst. went from her house to fetch water, and in returning fell down and expired immediately. The cause of her death was supposed to be apoplexy, of which she had previously had two fits. Verdict; Natural Death. On Tuesday, at St. Ives, on an old woman called Grace BERRYMAN who died on the preceding Sunday. Her health had not been very good for some time, but she seemed better on that day than usual, and went to bed early in the evening. One of her daughters followed shortly after, and found her sitting up in bed, complaining of great shortness of breath, and she died with a few minutes. Verdict; Natural Death.

SHIP FOUNDERED - The sloop, "Bristol Packet," T. COX, master, from Plymouth to Bristol, laden with iron-ore, foundered on the night of the 26th ult., off the Nash Light, and is totally lost. She was in a leaky state when she left port, and the pumps had been kept going nearly the whole of the voyage; and as the water in the hold was gaining two feet an hour on the crew, they fortunately abandoned their vessel when she was within a few feet of the water's edge, and took to the boat, into which they stowed their wearing apparel, bedding, compass, &c., and rowed with the tide, then flowing, until they arrived off Tresilian about eleven o'clock. The sea being at the time very smooth, the men were enabled to land with no other damage than a thorough soaking.

PENZANCE - The schooner "Earl of Devon" of and from Exeter, for Newport, in ballast, John GRACE, master, foundered in our bay on the 4th inst. She left Exmouth the previous evening at 5, and after a quick run down channel hauled too close in shore and struck the rocks off the Black Head at half past 5 in the morning in a thick snow shower. The crew kept the leak from gaining much on them for three or four hours, and came round the Lizard with the hope of fetching this port, but the pumps got choked and she sunk in about 12 fathoms water, St. Michael's Mount bearing E.N.E. distant about half a league. The crew all saved themselves in the boat.

In a very severe gale from the S.E. on Sunday, the "Leeds," government contract steamer, Lieut. PARSONS, commander, from Gibraltar, Lisbon, and Vigo, being unable to weather the Lizard or keep longer at sea, was forced to come to anchor in the bay, and subsequently, just before night fall, to run for our pier. Refusing to answer her helm, she ran too far to leeward, and would have met with serious damage, had it not been for prompt and great exertions used by two boats' crews and a party of men employed under the personal superintendence of the agent to Lloyds, aided by the timely co-operation of some 13 or 14 men from the revenue cruisers, "Sylvia" and "Dove." The "Leeds" sailed again for Falmouth, as will be seen on reference to our shipping report.

During the late severe weather, several very rare birds, have been shot near the Land's-end, among which were Pintail Ducks and Sheldrakes. On the 11th ultimo, Michael ROBERTS, of Penzance, shot near the rocks on the back of the pier, a very fine black throated diver, weighting nearly 8lbs. Penzance Museum will no doubt be supplied this year with a large number of rare birds.

ST. IVES - During the past week, our harbour has been thronged with wind-bound vessels, the whole of which, we are happy to say, have rode out the late tempestuous gales in perfect safety.

FALMOUTH - The "Superb," of Llanelly, DAVIS master, which arrived at Falmouth on Tuesday last, from Rouen, has been seized by the tide surveyor of H.M. Customs, for having two jars of brandy concealed, and the master committed to prison to await the decision of the board of customs.

PROMOTION - We understand that Mr. William STRIKE, who has for about twenty years filled the office of collector's clerk in the Custom-house at Fowey, has been appointed comptroller of the port of Harwich; and we are assured that he leaves Fowey with the best wishes of the merchants, ship-owners, and masters of that port, to whom he had endeared himself by his affability and kind attention in his official duties on all occasions.

THE SESSION - We are glad to find that our borough member, Mr. TURNER, is sufficiently recovered from his late attack to take his seat in parliament. The Hon. Gentleman, we understand, leaves Truro, for London to-day.

REPORTED MATRIMONIAL ALLIANCE - It is reported in the fashionable circles that an alliance is about to take place between Capt. VIVIAN (Prince Albert's Hussars,) son of Sir Hussey Vivian, and the beautiful Miss WOODGATE.

THE MADRAS SPECTATOR - announces the death of Capt. George SLEEMAN, of her Majesty's 39th regiment, who died of cholera, between Nagpore and Kauluab. The deceased, who was a highly respectable and meritorious officer, was brother of Mr. Sleeman of Truro, and Mr. Philip Sleeman of Plymouth. He was formerly a magistrate in New South Wales, and was about to return to his native country, when he was seized with the disease that terminated his life. He was senior captain of his regiment and was about 47 years of age.

19 FEBRUARY 1841, Friday


To SAIL the 1st of APRIL, for QUEBEC, the fine fast sailing British built, Copper bolted, Barque "VITTORIA," 650 tons burthen, MOSEY SIMPSON, Commander, lying at Malpas, in Truro River, has very superior accommodations for Steerage and Cabin Passengers.

The Commander having been many years in the North American trade, can give much valuable information regarding the Colonies to any that may feel disposed to take a passage in the said ship.

Apply to the Captain, on board; Mrs. SIMPSON, at the Seven Stars, Truro; or to the Owner, NICHOLAS MITCHELL, Malpas.

The DIRECTORS hereby GIVE NOTICE to the Shareholders who have not received their Dividends of 15s. and 5s., or either of them, the latter being the final Dividend of the Company's assets, that unless such Shareholders apply for payment and give a discharge for such unpaid Dividends on or before TUESDAY, the 23rd day of February instant, between the hours of Eleven and One, at the Office of Messrs. COODE and BROWNE, 8, Guilford street, London, the expenses attending the distribution, &c., of Dividends after that time, will be a charge upon and deducted from such Dividends. Dated, February 9, 1841

WANTED IMMEDIATELY, a MASTER and MISTRESS for the above Schools. Applications to be addressed to the Rev. J. PUNNETT, St. Erth Vicarage, near Hayle. St. Erth Vicarage, February 10th, 1841

WANTED, by a YOUNG MAN, 22 years of age, who has been accustomed to the Wholesale Grocery Business, and understands Book-keeping, a SITUATION either in the above business, or as Clerk to a Mine, or any Merchantile Establishment, in which he would make himself generally useful.

Satisfactory testimonials, and security can be given if required.

Letters, post paid, addressed to R. B., West Briton Office, Truro, will meet due attention. Dated, Feb. 18, 1841


On Tuesday; the 9th instant, our peaceable little town was thrown into confusion in consequence of some few persons refusing to pay their rates; a number of sailors, pilots, and others assembled, and repulsed the overseers, insomuch that it was deemed necessary, for the peace of others, to call into office an extra number of constables, and on the Friday following, upwards of one hundred were sworn into office, which so frightened the offenders, that they confessed their guilt, begged for pardon, and, after a reprimand from the Mayor, and paying their fees, they were liberated..

At the request of the mayor, a public meeting was convened at the Guild-hall, in the borough of Helston, on Saturday morning last, which was very numerously and respectably attended, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of petitioning parliament on the subject of the proposed removal of the packets from Falmouth, when it was resolved "that the removal of the packets from Falmouth would inflict a serious injury, not only on Falmouth, but on many other towns in the county, and that petitions be prepared and forwarded without delay to the House of Commons in favor of Falmouth.

On Wednesday, the 10th instant, a silver snuff-box was presented to W. R. DERRY, Esq., late Mayor of this borough, for his indefatigable exertions during the time of his mayoralty, in preserving the peace, and improving the morals of the lower classes in the town, and in making such improvements as should tend to the benefit of the inhabitants. The box was presented by Mr. T. S. EYRE, in an elegant, chaste and appropriate speech, without adulation, and yet full of praise due to the late worthy Mayor. About fifty of the professional gentlemen and tradesmen of the town, dined together on the occasion, at the King's Arms, and the evening was spent most harmoniously.

The town of Bodmin is materially benefited by the Wadebridge railway. Coal that was previously selling at 25s. per ton, is now 15s. Exeter will be benefited in a similar way when the railway is finished from that city to Bristol, as it passes close by several collieries at Barkwell and Nailsea.

We understand that at Wheal Vor Mine, there is a blacksmith's shop in full course of working 220 fathoms below the surface, by which there is a saving of #35 per month to the adventurers.

On the 22nd ultimo, a little girl about three years old, daughter of Mr. Henry BURNET, of Gerrans, while her mother was up stairs and her father in an adjoining room, caught her clothes on fire, and although her father ran to her assistance immediately, the child was so dreadfully burnt that she died on the 10th instant.

On Wednesday, the 10th instant, Mr. John LANGDON, of Malpas, in the parish of St. Michael Penkivel, killed a pig, only nine months old, weighing upwards of 344 lbs.

During the late severe weather Kingsbridge was like a town besieged, as the snow was ten feet deep in every road for a mile or more around the place, so that the farmers could not bring their produce to market. It took 300 men four days to make a passage to convey the mail on horseback; but no coach could leave the town for eight days.

The following persons were drowned by the upsetting of a boat, on the 15th of August, at Britannia, the new name of the capital of New Zealand:
Mr. John PIERCE, late of Birmingham
Mr. W. ELSDON, late of London
Mr. Richard HIGHT
Mr. J. LANCASTER, late of London
Mr. Josias TUCKER, late of Cornwall
Mr. GRIFFIN, late of the "Cuba"
Mr. ROGERS, late of Cornwall
Mr. MARTIN, mariner

An inquest was held at the Charlestown Hotel, on the 16th instant, before Mr. HAMLEY, on the body of a young man, named Henry FOWLER, aged 26 years, a sailor on board the "Star," of Plymouth, Capt. SAWYER. The deceased was going on shore on the Saturday evening, and it is supposed he slipped his foot and fell in the bason. Owing to the darkness of the night, it was sometime before assistance could reach him, and when taken out of the water, life was quite extinct. Verdict, found drowned.

On Friday last, at St. Teath, on the body of William KELLOW, a labourer in Delabole Slate Quarry, who was killed by a stone falling on him while at his work, causing instant death. Verdict, accidental death.

About two years ago, eight or ten miners from our county went to work in the Earl of Burlington's slate quarries, at Kirkby, in North Lancashire; and in process of time they were followed by others, till their numbers had increased to twenty-one. The whole of them being Wesleyan Methodists as well as Cornishmen, their conduct and habits were much superior to those of their fellow-workmen in general, to whom they were considered as affording an example worthy of imitation. On the 28th ult., one of this interesting band met his death by an accident, to which the dangerous nature of his employment exposed him, and he was interred at Kirkby on the Sunday following. The funeral was, of course, attended by all his countrymen, and the kind and liberal clergyman of the parish allowed them to conduct it as they would have done in their own county. The following beautiful tribute to his memory, by one of his fellow miners and countrymen, appeared in the Lancaster Guardian of the 13th instant, a copy of which has been kindly sent us by a correspondent, to whom we offer our best thanks:

Lines, suggested by the sudden death of Richard VINCENT of Illogan, in the county of Cornwall, in consequence of a stoen falling upon him, whilst employed in the Earl of Burlington's slate quarries, at Kirkby, North Lancashire, January 28th, 1841.

"Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O death!" Mrs., Hermane

Oh! who could have thought, when he passed by that morning,
So firm were his footsteps, so bright was his eye,
And the blossom of health every feature adorning,
Oh! who could have thought that so soon he must die?

Yet I saw him at noon, and an ominous sadness
O'er shadowed and darkened his fine manly brow;
And that face, which so oft was expressive of gladness,
Seemed suddenly altered and comfortless now.

I saw him at night,- on his bed he lay dying,
His lips were fast changing from vermil to blue,
And his comrades around him were bitterly crying,
As he looked and he bade them a last sad adieu.

I saw him again, on the dawn of the morrow,
But nature was vanquished, the struggle was o'er;
His soul had forsaken its partner to sorrow,
And fled to that land where distress is no more.
ELLERS, Ulverstone, Jan 29, 1841 J.H.

26 FEBRUARY 1841, Friday

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA - As we have given insertion on several occasions to letters from emigrants to this colony, which have contained favourable accounts of the state of things at Adelaide, we feel ourselves obliged in fairness to insert the following letter from Mr. SAWLE, who emigrated from Truro a short time ago. The letter, it will be seen, is without a date, but it was brought by the last arrival, and may therefore, be considered as having been written about five or six months ago:-

To Mr. MATTHEW COURTENAY, Adelaide, South Australia.

Dear Brother,

Ten thousand times I thought on you since I left Truro, and so often have I longed for your society and enlightening conversation. I owe much to you or your support. I am also indebted to a great number of the inhabitants of Truro for some degree of confidence which they repose in me. I would not attempt to lessen that debt, by the only way in which I am capable, that is simply by its acknowledgment, and by conveying some information respecting South Australia, which may be serviceable in assisting to settle the minds of many who may have some thoughts of leaving their native land. The statements which I am about to make shall be strictly correct, and therefore I call upon you, I entreat you as a public man, as a friend to the human family, to give them the utmost publicity. It is necessary that the public should know what to expect on the voyage, and, if spared, on their arrived in the colony.

When you are put on ship-board, you are, with all you have and with all, that is put on board for you, entirely under the control and disposal of the Doctor and the Captain, so that your every comfort, even life itself, is dependent on the disposition of those, under whose care you are placed; and hence hundreds have found a watery grave through the unkindness and neglect of those under whose care they have been placed. It is true you have a scale of rations which you may think should be the guide of all on board, and the due proportions of which you may reasonably demand; but when at sea, it is in vain to urge the fulfilment of the contract between yourself and the Commissioners; you are told the things are not on board for you, and, therefore, it is vain to ask for them; and if you had them they would only be luxuries. You may urge the failure of your nature, the weak state of your family, but it is in vain. There is a grave deep enough in the ocean; and should you reach the land with a broken constitution, which has been the lot of many, you will find a grave there. But it is exceedingly painful to see the things put on board for you, wantonly consumed by those who feed almost wholly on luxuries; in fact the emigrants are the subjects of plunder from the forecastle to the cabin, and if you speak you are often called d---d convict, and treated in the most shameful way by the sailors.

Then the afflictions you may expect on the voyage; few ships, if any, are free from diseases; some have lost 30 or 40, others a great many more on the voyage. We were afflicted with typhus fever, through which we lost seven, and one fell overboard and was drowned; we expected to lose a great many more; three of my family were distressingly ill; we expected the death of my little boy every moment, but God has spared him. To describe to you my feelings amidst the groans and cries of the afflicted and the dying is impossible; I would make extracts from my journal to describe my feelings at the time, but I have not room.

Then the funeral ? this is shocking, the poor body sewn on in a sack, its form exposed, placed on a plank on the weather-gangway, with a few shot at the feet, and then to be interred in the turbulent fathomless ocean ? never shall I forget a funeral at sea.

Then your accommodation, when you reach the land of promise. Visited by the agent appointed, you are told when you are to land; early in the morning you have to get everything ready, and to take your family with you; you have not time to get breakfast, or in the bustle of reaching the harbour you have no rations nor water served out, all hands being so engaged; you may take a little bread with you. It may happen, as it did with me, that your luggage and family are not to be taken by the first draw that is going up to town, which is distant seven miles; the day is far spent, and towards evening, your luggage and family are placed on a bullock draw, and move onwards towards the square. After some delay and insolence on the part of the driver, you are brought into the midst of some very poor looking wood huts; you ask what place this is, and you are told this is the square. At a certain place your luggage is taken, or rather thrown down, so that your little glass, or whatever else you may have, is often knocked to pieces. After selecting what you can find of your things for the night, you ask where you are to lodge; you are directed to a wood hut; there may be a casement in the window-place, or there may not; however, there is no chimney for you to burn a little fire, and if there was one it would be of no use to you for the night; you are now exhausted with hunger and fatigue, your dear children crying with hunger and cold. You now enter into a place, out of which, perhaps, two or three or more of a family have been carried dead, probably some of the old dirty garments remain; your floor is nothing but the earth and dust; the smell from the burning of the oil and other causes is almost insufferable. Bad as it is, it is the only shelter, and you are obliged to enter; you want something now for your family to make use of; your enquiry is for a little wood, but you are told by the man who looks after the square, that there is no wood provided for the emigrants, and if he should give it to one he must give to all, - you may have some to-morrow from the natives, for a little bread; you ask for a little water ? you are told that there is a well in the centre of the square, but the water is brackish and you cannot drink it, you can get some from the Torrens, but you must go across the country for half or three-quarters of a mile and the person thinks it so dark you cannot find it. You at least want a little light, but you cannot obtain a candle without going to the city (so called) which is distant about half-a-mile; a step of the road you are not acquainted with, so that you must sit on your box without fire, light, or meat, with a thousand hungry mice and fleas playing around and feeding on you during the night; whilst the cold, coming in from so many openings, would make your bones ache; in this place you have no bedstead nor anything of the kind. We are served with a week?s rations.

On entering the colony you are pleased with its appearance, the loveliness of the country, the largeness and greenness of the trees has a very imposing appearance, and the country too is really fine; but still there are many drawbacks. And first, I think the public should know that the statements put forth by the agents at home are not true, especially as it regards the healthfulness of the place. We are subject to diseases, painful and distressing; I could name many who left Cornwall, who left Cornwall, who have found a grave in Australia. I, myself, have had a narrow escape; my affliction was that of dysentery, in its most painful and distressing form; then there is fever, to which we are subject, and what takes off a great many more is weakness occasioned by (letter illegible). This, with broken spirits, superinduces disease, and thus many find a premature grave.

Then with regard to the abundance of labour, this is not true; when we first landed, I might have obtained work with a master-mason, who came out from the neighbourhood of Bodmin, but as I was engaged by a gentleman on board who came out with us, and who was about to put up a brick machine worked by steam, I declined the master-mason?s offer. The wages I obtained was 12s. per day, and 6s. for my boy; I worked on for about eight weeks and then was taken ill, which put myself and boy out of employ. I was the only mason my master employed; my illness obliged him to take other tradesmen to carry on his work, which was nearly finished before my recovery, and therefore his work was closed. On my recovery, I was anxious to obtain labor for myself and boy, having nothing scarcely to live on by this time; we went to all the master tradesmen in the city, and could not obtain one day?s work, and this is the case with many, very many, tradesmen in the city who have been of some standing here; so that it is now in the eighth week since I have done but one day?s work, and I have travelled scores of miles in town and country seeking work, but cannot obtain any up to this time.

To give you a proof of the scarcity of work, I have only to say that there are now one hundred men and upwards employed on government works to keep them from starvation and crime, receiving only 10s. per week and rations. Now it will take a young man 7s. per week to pay for the dressing of his meat and bed; and what can a married man do with this? He cannot shove his family into any hole for less than 8s. or 10s. per week, so that it would take the whole of his money in rent, not leaving sixpence for the support of his family. It is all credit in the colony, and there are so many of the leading men breaking, that there is little or no confidence. Besides, it should be known, that while there are many very honest men here, there are a great many whose object it is to get money, and money they will get, no matter at whose expense, their only care is to keep out of the clutch of the law, and they laugh at you to your face. The master tradesmen say we may have plenty of work, but there is no money; and how should there be? The colony produces nothing, every article of consumption is brought from some other colony, and you have nothing to offer in exchange but money, and that, as much as those bringing in their goods may demand; and there is no alternative, you must have them, that is their goods, or starve ? thus you perceive the colonist has not the means of employing the labourer, and if he employs him, he has not the means of paying him his wages, the money being taken away as fast as it is brought in. I can assure you there is a very great want of work amongst all classes of workmen at this time. I would work at any thing could I find employ. I went into a quarry last week. There were two men at work from Perranwell, who told me they had not had half work; they then had a hundred load of stones in the quarry, and might have had as many more if they pleased, but there is no demand for them. It is truly distressing to be out of employ in this place. We have a small house for which we pay 16s per week; water cost us 2s. per week; wood upwards of 3s. per week. But you are ready to ask cannot you cut your own wood for your own use? I answer no; the wood standing on the park grounds you are forbidden to touch, while the land beyond that is the property of gentlemen, it all being bought up, so that you cannot go there; and therefore, you cannot have any wood but what is brought you, at a dear rate. Flour is 9d. per lb; meat, 9d. per lb; potatoes, 3 ? d. per lb., and we are told that before the close of this week they will be 8d. per lb; butter, 2s. 2d. per lb.; and everything else in proportion, so that you cannot live for a trifle I thought, previous to my coming out, that I should have a garden, and raise everything of the vegetable kind, but I have now found out my mistake; you cannot obtain a garden, and those who have had them have not planted them a second time, so that I have thought they have not been remunerated for their labour. As to fruit, I have not seen a tree bearing fruit since I have been here; there is no native fruit, not native anything that is worth your trouble of taking.

I should like, if I was able, to give some faint description of the splendid city of Adelaide. Talk about streets, indeed, - we have streets, if the rooting up of trees in a straight line, about fifty fee wide and a mile long, will constitute streets, then we have plenty of splendid streets However, there are two that resemble streets so far as buildings are concerned, and business is conducted; but even these are almost impassable for man or beast. The city is founded on a slimy clayey bottom, and the quantity of rain that has fallen these three months past has completely saturated the land, and the streets being nothing but this slimy soil, and being the common thoroughfare, they are cut beyond description. I would rather walk from Truro to St. Agnes, a distance of nine miles, at any given hour of the night, than walk through Hindley or Cury(?)-street, at the same hour; I believe I could complete the journey with less difficulty and far less danger. I saw a flock of sheep stuck fast in the middle of Hindley street, and neither dogs or men could get them out while I was there. But difficult as the voyage is ? round as your first reception may be ? painful and lingering as your afflictions are,- yet the whole put together is not equal to the disappointment you feel, and the unhappiness you experience, arising from a want of employment in a strange land, without a friend. All this want of employ has arisen within this twelve months or less than that time. Any man professing to be a mason or a carpenter was eagerly sought after, and readily employed; but the tables are turned, and there is scarcely an establishment in the colony but what are weekly discharging labourers or tradesmen, and the consequence of which is an attempt to lower the wages; and the wages will be lowered, so that a man and his family, after enduring the difficulties of the voyage, and parting with all that (..?..) fear on earth ? relatives and friends, will be no better off than at home.

Though things are in such a state, yet ships are constantly coming out, bring our countrymen and country women to new scenes of sorrow and conflict, while at this time there are hundreds upon hundreds here more than can find constant employ. A person from Weymouth told me that a man in Adelaide, coming from that place, sent home, requesting his father and brothers and all of his family to come out. The consequence was, one brother took a wife, and landed safely in the land of promise; but, on their arrival, through want of work, the man and his wife were obliged to be separated, she going into service.

There is another thing, - I would not recommend any young females to come out on any consideration; the danger and evils to which they are exposed, both on the voyage and after their arrival, are many. The natives are peaceable because they are few, and are not prepared for war. Some say that they are Jews, but they are Jews no further than they submit to the rite of circumcision, and do not shave.

Most happy should I be to give a very different account of the colony, and to be able to say to many of you, come out and better your condition; but this cannot be done at present. Should any improvement take place, I shall, if I live, be most happy to convey the pleasing intelligence. I might notice the situations and prospects of those who, with myself, have left Truro; but I will not do so, lest I should offend. I will leave every man to tell his own tale. I can tell you that I often wish, with them, that we were once more in our native land, - no difficulty at home should drive me ? no gilded toy should allure me.

There is one thing favourable to the colony, that is, the Governor is a very good gentleman; he is believed to be pious, as are also his family. The minister of the Episcopal Church appears to be desirous of doing good; his sermons are excellent. The church is very full, with a most respectable congregation. The morals of the colony are very bad; there is a very great want of (torn) ; there is not the least dependence to be put on scarcely any one. This is generally acknowledged. The Sabbath is awfully desecrated ? shooting, or any thing else which their fancies lead them to, is eagerly engaged in. I have much more to write, but at present I have not room; but which I shall soon communicate to some friend at home. I have now some work for about three weeks ? began it three days past. I took it at contract, but the master, after I began if, was afraid that I should do too well, although it had been put up to public tender, and desired that I might do it as day work, to which I was obliged to consent.

And now, my dear friend, I must conclude by desiring you to give our kindest regards to all our Christian friends, to the Minister of the Gospel, the congregation worshiping with you, and to the thousands in Truro, to whom I feel the strongest attachment. My heart beats with joy when I think of them, and cherish the thought of seeing them again; and believe me, though dwelling in the uttermost parts of the earth, I am, as ever, your affectionate brother, JAMES SAWLE.

P.S. ? The prospects of the colony are getting worse and worse every day; those who were thought the richest men in the colony, are now proved to be worth nothing, so that trade is at a standstill. Do not let any of my neighbours be deceived by false representations. The ?William Mitchell? is arrived, and will land the emigrants this day I know not whether there are any persons from Truro on board. This is the fourth letter I have written ? one to my dear parents, one to Thomas CROCKER, and one to Mr. BATH. Let my dear parents know of this.

All persons indebted to the Estate of the late Mr. PHILIP CLEMENCE, of Bodmin, Carrier, deceased, are requested forthwith, to pay the amount of their respective debts, either to Miss Elizabeth WILLIAMS (at the house lately occupied by the deceased,) the sole Executrix appointed by his will, or at the office of Mr. PRESTON WALLIS, Solicitor, Market-street, Bodmin, whose receipt alone will be a discharge. PRESTON WALLIS, Market-street, Bodmin, February 15, 1841

The NINTH ANNIVERSARY MEETING of the MEMBERS of this SOCIETY, for the ELECTION of OFFICERS, &c., for the ensuing Year, will be held at Horticultural Room, at the Royal Institution, Truro, on TUESDAY, the Second day of March, 1841, at Twelve o'clock precisely. The attendance of Members is earnestly and particularly requested, as alteration will be proposed in the 6th, 8th, 12th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th Rules of the Society, and several important matters will be brought under consideration. The Subscriptions will become due on the 1st day of April, and Members are particularly requested to attend to the 5th rule. J. M. WINN, W. H. VICE, Hon. Secretaries, Truro, February 18, 1841

This MATCH will take place on THURSDAY, the 25th instant. Ploughmen who have already entered their names will have no occasion to re-enter them, but the List will be open to enter others who may be desirous of competing for the Prizes until Tuesday the 23rd.The Ploughmen must be ready to start precisely at Ten o'clock. An ORDINARY will be provided at the COMMERCIAL INN, and in the evening, Mr. W. F. KARKEEK, of Truro, will deliver a Lectuire in the Market-hall. ROBERT HEARLE, RICHARD R. WILLIAMS, Stewards Tywardreath, February 14, 1841

On Thursday, the 11th instant, SIX PIECES of MACKEREL-NET, with the CORKS, bearing the owner's mark, were found drifting off Portloe. Whoever will own the above nets, and give a satisfactory description thereof, may have them again on payment of the cost of this advertisement. Application to be made to Mr. Wm. SAMPSON, of the Coast guard, Portloe, Veryan. Dated, February 15, 1841


On Wednesday, the 10th instant, the christening of the Princess Royal took place. All the splendour and resources of the Royal Household were put in requisition, and the same forms and etiquette where observed as when the Queen performs any public act as sovereign. The ceremony took place in the throne-room, the throne being removed and an altar erected in its stead, covered with crimson velvet, and having the sacred insignia of the Christian Faith embroidered in gold. On it were placed the massive silver gilt communion service of the Chapel Royal, lighted with gold candelabra. The railing enclosing the altar was covered with crimson velvet trimmed with gold lace, and in front, and spread over the richly and costly carpet of the room, was a large square of crimson velvet, beautifully embroidered in the centre and at the four corners in gold, and trimmed all round with gold lace. On this was the font, and round it were assembled the Queen, Prince Albert, the sponsors, and the officiating prelates and clergymen. In front of the altar stood the Archbishop of Canterbury, having on one side the Archbishop of York, and on the other the Bishop of London; the Bishop of Norwich and the Dean of Carlisle being a little behind. The sponsors were the Queen Dowager, the Duchess of Glocester, the Duchess of Kent, the King of the Belgians, the Duke of Sussex, and the Duke of Saxe Cobarg and Gotha, who appeared by proxy, the proxy being the Duke of Wellington. The whole group formed a square, of which the font was the centre. The Queen was dressed in white, and looked cheerful and in excellent health. The appearance of the Duke of Wellington excited the greatest interest; his Grace appeared to have recovered from his late indisposition, and looked tolerably well; but [it]is useless to conceal that age and infirmity have made fearful inroads upon his constitution. The font, which was made expressly for the occasion, showed a great deal of elegant fancy in the design, and the most consummate skill in the execution. On a triangular plinth were three cherubs, who united in supporting a large water lily, which contained the water. The whole of this was of silver gilt, it was placed on a marble table. The water in the font came from the river Jordan, having been sent to her Majesty as a present for this especial purpose.

An account has just been received of the loss of the schooner "St. Ives," belonging to Mr. Quick, of this place. She sailed from Cardiff, a short time since, with a cargo of iron, for Naples, and was wrecked near Cadiz The crew were saved.

An ancient Roman coin has lately been met with at Ashburton, about the size of half-a-crown, in an excellent state of preservation, bearing the following impression and inscription, namely, on one side the bust of a man, with the head closely encircled with a chaplet, and the following inscription, in Roman capitals "7 1/2 CLAVDIVS CESAR. AVG. F. M.T.R.P. IMP. P.P.;" On the reverse side a beautiful impression of a triumphal arch, or portico, supporting an equestrian statue, with the letters S.C. on each side of the impression, and inscribed, near the edge, as follows: "NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICUS" This coin, it appears, has been preserved for the long period of nearly eighteen centuries, as Claudius Caesar made his expedition to Britain about the year A.D. 42.

At Southmolton, on Saturday last, a charge was brought and proved before the Board of Guardians of the above Union, that the governor, Mr. Roger LEACH, was the father of a child with which one of the inmates is now pregnant. Leach was ordered to quit the Union immediately, the Guardians not leaving the house until he was cleared out.

It appears from a communication which has reached us, that the blacksmith's shop in Great Wheal Vor mine, to which we alluded in a paragraph last week, is 245 fathoms below the surface, and is now in full operation, all the miners' tools being steeled, sharpened, and repaired in it, bucket rods cut and welded, and many other necessary jobs done with considerable advantage to the mine at so great a depth from the surface, not only in point of time gained, but also in the removal of all risk on injury to the shafts in sending down and up long borers, bucket rods, &c. As a smithy, it is clear from dust, smoke, and sulphur; neither does it in the least annoy the miners at their work, or in their ascent or descent through the shafts; but the amount of saving cannot yet be accurately stated. The whole cost, however, of erection was one day to a mason, assisted by a timber-man. It appears the idea originated with Captains John and Mark REED, while at the Allihies mines in Ireland, where they had five forges at work at a time. Capt. Mark REED has been manager of Wheal Vor during nearly the last three years.

On Friday morning last, several sheep belonging to Mr. T. LITTLE, of Cardinham, which were at keep in a field adjoining Bodmin, were discovered very much torn by a dog, and three dead; and on Tuesday last, seven other sheep, belonging to Mr. ROBINS, of Roche, also at keep in a field, were found very much worried, and one dead. Suspicion having fallen on a large Newfoundland dog, belonging to Mr. T. COMMINS, a dose of tartar emetic was administered to him, and he shortly afterwards shewed evident signs that he had lately fared sumptuously on mutton. The evidence being only circumstantial against him, he has been transported to Endellion, for the term of his natural life, instead of being hung by the neck until dead.

On Tuesday morning last, about twelve o'clock, a most appalling accident occurred at Wheal Coates Mine, in the parish of St. Agnes. It appears Capt. James ROUSE, one of the agents of the mine, went his usual round to inspect the mine, and on his entering a pitch in working by some men, he observed that he thought there was some part more keenly than the place they were actually working. He seemingly took, as is frequently done by agents, the miner's pick, and commenced taking out a large stone. While doing this the ground gave way, and buried him, and a young man called Thomas TREGELLAS, who was near him, at the time. The other comrades immediately commenced clearing away the rubbish, and removed so much that they cleared Capt. Rouse's head; but while removing the remainder of the earth from the other part of his body, another larger quantity came away, in consequence of which they were compelled to leave the poor men to their fate On the miners returning to the place, ! they discovered it would require some hours before the bodies could be extricated, in consequence of their being buried so deep. Capt. ROUSE was taken out about half-past seven o'clock, and Tregellas's body was not found until eleven at night. Rouse has left a widow and seven small children, to lament the loss of an affectionate husband and kind father. Tregellas was unmarried, but was an affectionate child and brother. On the following day, an inquest was held upon the bodies of the deceased, before John Carlyon, Esq., and the above facts having been proved, a verdict of Accidental Death was returned.

On Monday last, John YOULTON was committed for fourteen days at hard labour for begging of and using threatening language towards Mary EUSTICE, of Frances-street. On Tuesday, John MARTIN of Penzance was committed for trial, for stealing a duck from Mr. Edward COCK, of the Globe Inn, Frances-street, but afterwards liberated on bail. Francis LANCE and Henry BENNET, were each fined with costs, for being drunk and causing a disturbance in the street.

The following inquests have been held during the past week by Wm. HICHENS, Esq.:On Wednesday, the 17th instant, at Landewednack, on the body of a man washed ashore in that parish. His person could not be identified; but he was supposed to have been one of the crew of a vessel belonging to Llanelly, which foundered off the Lizard, about six weeks ago, on her voyage from Falmouth to Wales. Verdict, Found drowned.

On Monday, the 22nd instant, at St. Keverne, on the body of a young man, called Thomas HOCKING, who met with his death on the preceding Saturday from being crushed under a rock of three or four tons weight, which fell into a pit upon him while he was employed in sinking it. Verdict, accidental death.

At Newlyn, in the parish of Paul, on the body of a lad, about 14 years of age, called John Perran PEARCE, belonging to the "Sylvia" cutter, stationed at Penzance. The deceased and another lad, about the same age, also belonging to the cutter, were trying their skill in climbing the rigging on Sunday morning last, when the former, in passing from one side of the ca[ssel] to the other over the main gaff, which was hoisted, missed his hold, and fell on the deck. His skull was so dreadfully fractured that he died on the same day. He was the son of the carpenter of the cutter. Verdict, accidental death.

On the same day, at Goldsithney in Perranuthnoe, on the body of Catherine RICHARDS, aged about four years, who set her clothes on fire on Sunday morning last, in the absence of her mother, who had left the house for a few minutes only to go into an adjoining field to feed some pigs. The deceased was so much burnt that she died on the following morning. Verdict accordingly.


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